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.
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 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.