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The Great Sale of Hermit Park, Townsville, 1884 (Map of the Week)

Hermit Park the great sale, Townsville, 1884. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1884 advertises 191 allotments of land for sale at Hermit Park in Townsville. The allotments were situated along Charters Towers Road, Armstrong Street, Ackers Street, Ahearne … Read more

Wish you were here – Vintage postcards of Brisbane

Collage of images around Brisbane ca. 1907. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 194876

Today’s tour of turn-of-the-20th-century Brisbane is brought to you by digitised postcards from our collection, while the commentary is provided by this tourist guide, produced by the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau from the same period. So make yourself comfortable and get ready to discover this great city. Let the tour commence…. “Brisbane, the capital of … Read more

Mount Pleasant Heights, [Holland Park and Greenslopes], 1918 (Map of the Week)

The heights of Mount Pleasant: Greenslopes and Logan Road, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1918 advertises 227 allotments of land for sale at Mount Pleasant Heights estate in the Brisbane suburbs of Holland Park and Greenslopes. The allotments were situated … Read more