State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online.
This real estate map from 1917 advertises 162 allotments of land for sale at the Nundah Highlands Estate, located today in the Brisbane suburbs of Nundah and Northgate.
The allotments are situated on present day Sandgate Road, Northgate Road, Maynard Road, Cavendish Street, Little Street and Flower Street.
Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.
“The highest and healthiest situation in the sea breezy northern suburbs. Easy distance to Nundah Railway Station. Rich red volcanic soil for gardens. Close enough to Sandgate to go for your morning dip.” (The Telegraph, 13 August 1917, p.12).
An auction was held at the ground on 25 August 1917. The results of the sale were published in The Daily Mail newspaper.
“Messrs. Isle, Love, and Co. had a very successful sale in connection with the Highlands Estate, Nundah, on Saturday. Altogether 162 sites were available for auction, and they were nearly all disposed of for approximately £5,000 [approximately $471,000 today]. A few blocks remained and these will be disposed of privately. The land is excellently situated, having north-easterly slopes and fine views of the surrounding district and the bay.” (Daily Mail, 29 August 1917, p.5).
A higher resolution image of this map can be viewed and downloaded through our One Search catalogue.
Prints of this map are also available through the Library Shop.
You can browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week on our blog.
Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland