Norman Park Estate, 2nd section, 1887 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1887 advertises land for sale at the Norman Park Estate (2nd section). The allotments were situated along Bennetts Road, Hipwood Street, Cottell Street, Elliot Street, Agnew Street, Kingsbury Street, Overend Street and Wynnum Road.

Real estate map for Norman Park Estate (2nd section), 1887, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The auction was originally scheduled for 20 August 1887, however the sale was later postponed until 3 September. The results of the sale were published in The Telegraph newspaper.

“R.J. Cottell reports that the land sale at Norman Park on Saturday last, considering the unsettled state of monetary and other matters, was very satisfactory and successful. There were about 500 persons on the grounds, Norman Park having quite a holiday appearance, the total amount realised for 70 allotments being £2,494, giving an average of over £35 11s each.” (The Telegraph, 5 September 1887, p.4)

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.

Browse our collection of digitised real estate maps on Historypin.

Find your Norman Park 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 667 photographs for the suburb of Norman Park.

13 Cottell Street, Norman Park. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-2572-0006

Further reading

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland