Richter Estate, Annerley, 1889 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1889 advertises land for sale at the Richter Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Annerley. The allotments were situated along Ipswich Road, Richter Street (now Devon Street) and two unnamed roads (Ferndale Street and Cracknell Road).

Real estate map of Richter Estate, Annerley, 1889. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.

“This splendid estate situated about two and a half miles from the city, and commands lovely views of the Brisbane River and surrounding districts. Omnibuses pass the ground every few minutes.” (The Telegraph, 21 November 1889, p.8)

Advertisement for the Richter Estate published in The Telegraph (Brisbane), 14 November 1889, p.7

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You can browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week on our blog.

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Find your Annerley 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 1,226 photographs for the suburb of Annerley.

42 Devon Street, Annerley. From Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-2924-0026

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland