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Indooroopilly Park Estate, Indooroopilly, 1921 (Map of the Week)

Indooroopilly Park Estate, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1921 advertises 122 allotments of land for sale at the Indooroopilly Park Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly. The allotments were situated along Essex Road, Carrington Road, McCaul Street, Turner Street, Victoria Street and Saunders Street. Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “Close to … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass slides

Customs House in Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland ,1900s. 30865 Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass slides. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 30865-0001-0002

State Library recently digitised a selection of 50 glass plate negatives from the Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass slides collection. This collection of images taken around Queensland came to the Library unidentified and undated, but thanks to the ingenuity of our staff we have been able to identify some of these images, including street … Read more

Surry Hill Estate, Coorparoo, 1924 (Map of the Week)

Surry Hill Estate, Coorparoo, 1924. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1924 advertises 101 allotments of land for sale at the Surry Hill Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo. The allotments were situated along Shakespeare Street, Welwyn Crescent, Letchworth Road, Howard Street, Mackay Street, Regal Street, Rees Avenue and Macaulay Street. Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in … Read more

Thompson Estate, 3rd section, [Annerley and Greenslopes], 1884

The third and last section of the Thompson Estate, [Annerley and Greenslopes], Brisbane, 1884. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1884 advertises 466 allotments of land for sale at the third and final section of the Thompson Estate, located today across the Brisbane suburbs of Annerley and Greenslopes. The allotments were situated along Juliette Street, Ipswich Road, Emperor Street, King Street, Prince Street, Duke Street, Marquis Street, Baron Street, Victoria … Read more

Jack FLYNN #QX17415

Jack Flynn

John James FLYNN had tried his hand at many things as a young man, delivering telegrams, a stock and station hand in Western Queensland and packing meat at Borthwicks Meat Works at Murarrie. One of 7 children, his widowed father and aunt struggled to bring up their young family during the depression years between the two … Read more