Drysllwyn Estate, Auchenflower 1920 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1920 advertises land for sale at the Drysllwyn Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Auchenflower. The allotments were situated along Park Avenue and Dixon Street.


Drysllwyn Estate, Auchenflower, 1920. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The auction was scheduled to take place on 8 May 1920. Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.

“Absolutely the pick of the Auchenflower district. Adjoining the residence of William Davies Esq…Trams pass the estate and railway station within two minutes’ walk.” (The Telegraph, 6 May 1920, p.12)

Published in The Telegraph (Brisbane), 6 May 1920, p.12

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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 Auchenflower 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 358 photographs for the suburb of Auchenflower.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland