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Indooroopilly Park Estate, Indooroopilly, 1921 (Map of the Week)

Indooroopilly Park Estate, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1921 advertises 122 allotments of land for sale at the Indooroopilly Park Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly. The allotments were situated along Essex Road, Carrington Road, McCaul Street, Turner Street, Victoria Street and Saunders Street. Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “Close to … Read more

Destruction of the Indooroopilly Railway Bridge – 1893 Brisbane Flood

Indooroopilly Railway Bridge after being badly damaged by floodwaters 1893. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 201198

One of the causalities of the devastating Great Flood of 1893 was the Indooroopilly Railway Bridge (Albert Bridge) on February 5. The Brisbane Courier newspaper provided a detailed account of the bridge’s demise during that day. “[A]bout a quarter to six o’clock yesterday morning…there was a great crash and a roar like thunder, and one … Read more

NEW ACCESSION: Survey, subdivision and estate sale plans for Glencairn Estate, Indooroopilly, 1920s-1960s

State Library of Queensland has recently acquired a set of survey, subdivision and estate sale plans for the Glencairn Estate, Indooroopilly: The estate lies between the Brisbane River and Harts Road, Indooroopilly. The entire area was owned, before subdivision, by Henry Cooke Morrow, the Managing Director of Morrows Ltd, confectioners and biscuit makers, whose large … Read more

Queensland Railway Bridge Photographs

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State Library of Queensland holds a massive amount of photographic material and although the large majority of it is catalogued these collections still hold many treasures yet to be unearthed and distributed more widely. In addition to managing new acquisitions, the process of identifying, digitising and highlighting significant finds among the existing collections is a … Read more

Indooroopilly Township, Brisbane, 1889 (Map of the Week)

Indooroopilly Township adjoining the Nelson Estate : for sale on the ground Saturday June 29th, 1889, at 2.30 p.m. sharp. 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 Brisbane real estate map from 1889 is advertising over 288 allotments of land for sale at the Indooroopilly Township in the suburb of Indooroopilly. The allotments for sale were situated along Gordon Terrace, Salisbury … Read more

Stamford Estate, Indooroopilly, 1888 (Map of the week)

Plan of the Stamford Estate Indooroopilly Railway Station for sale by auction on the ground on Saturday afternoon November 10th, 1888, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland. 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 for 1888 is advertising 169 allotments of land for sale at the Stamford Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly.  Interestingly the map details existing properties such as the … Read more