Coorparoo Heights, [Camp Hill], 1916 (Map of the Week)

Coorparoo Heights, [Camp Hill], Brisbane, 1916. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Coorparoo Heights, [Camp Hill], Brisbane, 1916. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1916 advertises 174 allotments of land for sale at the Coorparoo Heights Estate, now part of the Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill. The estate bounds Martha Street, Lavington Street, Waverley Road and Kelsey Street.

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

“Absolutely the finest near Brisbane. Within three-mile radius of General Post Office. Within eight minutes’ walk of the Coorparoo tram terminus, and fifteen minutes from the railway station. Every resident in Brisbane should endeavour to secure a block in this charming locality”. (The Telegraph, 19 October 1916, p.10)

Advertisement for Coorparoo Heights published in The Telegraph newspaper, 19 October 1916, p.10

Advertisement for Coorparoo Heights published in The Telegraph newspaper, 19 October 1916, p.10

A public auction was to be held at the site on the afternoon of 21 October 1916.

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Find your Camp Hill house in the Frank and Eunice Corley collection

From the 1960s to the 1970s, Frank and Eunice Corley drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners. A database containing over 61,000 photographs can now be searched and viewed online. There are 1,502 photographs for the suburb of Camp Hill.

67 Martha Street, Camp Hill. From the Corley Collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

67 Martha Street, Camp Hill. From the Corley Collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Corley collection is the focus of State Library of Queensland’s latest exhibition, Home: a suburban obsession, which runs from 7 December 2018 until 14 July 2019.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland