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Rocky Waterholes Township Proper, [Rocklea], 1885 (Map of the Week)

Real estate map for Rocky Waterholes Township Proper, 1885. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1885 advertises allotments of land for sale at the Rocky Waterholes Township Proper, today part of the Brisbane suburb of Rocklea.  The allotments were situated along Cambridge Street, Melbourne Street, Albert Street, Queen Street (now Sherwood Road), George Street (now Inskip Street), Edward Street (now Carisbrook Street) and three unnamed … Read more

Seskenore Estate, Kedron, 1927 (Map of the Week)

Real estate map for Seskenore Estate, Kedron, 1927. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1927 advertises 34 allotments of land for sale at the Sekenore Estate, located in the Brisbane northside suburb of Kedron. The allotments were situated along Cremorne Road, Gail Street, Armentieres Street and Nieppe Street. Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “This beautiful estate fronts Cremorne … Read more

Marly, Myora and St. Magnus : auction catalogues of three Brisbane houses

Detail of Catalogue of the sale at 'Myora', John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library’s ephemera collections contain volumes of small publications of the kind that are produced for a limited use and then usually thrown away. Such items as advertising material, postcards, programmes, stickers, tickets and menus are not generally considered worth keeping but, when collected and sorted, these kinds of items can reveal significant stories of our … Read more