Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926 (Map of the Week)

Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Real estate map for Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1926 advertises land for sale at the Mayfield Railway Station Estate, which today is part of the Brisbane suburb of Carina. The allotments were situated along Old Cleveland Road, Mayfield Road, Flavelle Street, Sankey Street, Roberts Street (now Nyrang Street) and Willett Street (now Pembroke Street).

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

Advertisement for the Mayfield Railway Estate published in the Daily Mail, 17 April 1926, p.24

Advertisement for the Mayfield Railway Estate published in the Daily Mail, 17 April 1926, p.24

A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of 17 April, 1926. The results of the sale were published in the Brisbane Courier newspaper.

“Messrs. Cameron Bros. report the sale by auction on Saturday of 26 allotments of the Mayfield Railway Station Estate, Coorparoo, for £796, the prices ranging from £30 to £37. (Brisbane Courier, 20 April 1926, p.9).

Mayfield Railway Station was part of the Belmont Tramway, a short-lived railway which operated on and off between 1912 and 1926.

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Find your Carina house in the Frank and Eunice Corley collection

80 Mayfield Road, Carina. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-2793-0005

80 Mayfield Road, Carina. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-2793-0005

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 705 photographs for the suburb of Carina.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland