Alderley, Green Hills Estate, 1914 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online.

Green Hill Estate, Alderley, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Green Hill Estate, Alderley, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1914 is advertising 86 allotments of land for sale at the Green Hills Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Alderley. The allotments were situated along parts of Lloyd Street, Cole Street, Hilda Street, Elfreda Street and Edith Street.

Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in the Brisbane Courier and The Telegraph newspapers with advertisements stating that the sites are located on "beautiful grassy hillside, with nice outlook, good drainagem and everything that could be wished for in the selection of a home"

The Telegraph newspaper, March 12, 1914

The Telegraph newspaper, March 12, 1914

The real estate map highlights the close proximity of the allotments to Alderley and Enoggera Railway Stations.

A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of March 16, 1914. Of the 86 allotments for sale, 68 were sold on the day. The blocks sold averaged between £10 to £34 ($1,123 to $3,817 today).

You can view a higher resolution image of this map through our One Search catalogue.

From Eagle Street, Alderley overlooking Green Hill Estate in 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 8239

From Eagle Street, Alderley overlooking Green Hill Estate in 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 8239

Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland

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Was Greenill estate part of Mr. Manwearing property and why did most of the streets be naed after girls n whose family?

From whose property was the photo taken in Eagle St, Alderley?

Hi MerleThe original image was published in The Queenslander newspaper on 9 December 1922. There is no additional information about where exactly it was shot.Myles Sinnamon - blog editor

Hi MerleIf you would like submit your question via our online enquiry form, one of our library staff will assist you. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/services/ask-usMyles Sinnamon - blog editor

Can I buy this poster? it isn't listed where others are listed for sale through the Library Shop.

Hi MeeganMy apologies for the delay. This map has now been added to the Library Shop's collection - https://www.shop.slq.qld.gov.au/gifts-and-stationery/vintage-maps/poste… regardsMyles Sinnamon - blog editor

Am I able to order a copy of the photograph above (taken from Eagle St)?Many thanks.

Hi CarolineYou can download a JPG or TIFF of this photograph via our One Search catalogue - http://onesearch.slq.qld.gov.au/permalink/f/1upgmng/slq_digitool44423Re… - State Library of Queensland