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Framont Estate, Holland Park, 1926 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1926 advertises land for sale at the Framont Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Holland Park. The allotments were situated along Holland Road, Murton Avenue, Logan Road, Nelson Avenue (now Framont Avenue) and Park Avenue (now Glindemann Drive). Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “Situation – Logan Road, … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Greenfields Estate, Graceville, 1926 (Map of the Week)

Greenfields Estate, Graceville, 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1926 advertises 43 allotments of land for sale at the Greenfields Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Graceville. The allotments were situated along Strong Avenue, Magee Street, Margaret Street (now Tweedale Stree) and John Street (now Allardyce Street). Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “These … Read more

Queensland’s first Sheffield Shield match – 90th anniversary

Queensland XI team for Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales, Brisbane, Queensland, 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 74140

Although Australia’s domestic first-class cricket competition, the Sheffield Shield, had been in existence since 1892, Queensland was not admitted until 1926. Prior to this Sheffield Shield matches were played between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia only. Queensland’s first-class debut match in the competition occurred at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground on November 26, 1926 … Read more