Norwood Estate, Paddington, 1883 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1883 advertises 63 allotments of land for sale at the Norwood Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington. The allotments were situated along Norwood Terrace, Latrobe Terrace and two unnamed roads (now Perrott Street and Tooth Avenue).

Norwood Estate, Paddington, Brisbane, 1883. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Norwood Estate, Paddington, Brisbane, 1883. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.

“The Norwood Estate is without exaggeration, the pinnacle of perfection as regards landed estates, situated on gradual rising ground, adjoining Wettenhall’s Hill. It overlooks the whole of Brisbane and its suburbs. The Norwood Estate has no bad smells, no fever-breeding swamps, but, on the contrary, it is the health resort of our citizens, and is in the midst of settlement, villa residences having sprung up all around during the last two years.” (Brisbane Courier, 24 October 1883)

Advertisement for the Norwood Estate in Paddongton. Published in the Brisbane Courier on 24 October 1883, p.8

Advertisement for the Norwood Estate in Paddongton. Published in the Brisbane Courier on 24 October 1883, p.8

The auction took place on the afternoon of 27 October 1883. The result of the sale were published in the Brisbane Courier newspaper.

“Mr John W. Todd reports the sale of thirty-nine allotments in the Norwood Estate, Enoggera, for the sum of £432 15s, this afternoon.” (Brisbane Courier, 29 October 1883)

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