Beach Slopes, Currumbin, 1923 (Map of the Week)
By Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland | 6 December 2015
State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online.
Advertisement for Beach Slopes estate between Main Motor Road and Pacific Parade, Currumbin 1923
This real estate map from 1923 is advertising 30 allotments of land for sale at the Beach Slopes Estate at Currumbin, a coastal suburb of the Gold Coast. Fifteen of the allotment were positioned on Pacific Parade with views of the beach.
The map states - "The estate commands extensive views from easily accessible sites which are recognised as the pick positions of the most beautiful Queensland ocean frontage, within 1 minute of the post office, telephone, stores and picture show".
Advertisement in Brisbane Courier, December 24, 1923
All 30 allotment were sold on Boxing Day, 1923 in front of a large crowd. The Brisbane Courier stated that average price per allotment was £126/8/ - today roughly $9,600.
Currumbin Beach and Elephant Rock with Point Danger in the background, Gold Coast ca. 1923. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 194868
Currumbin Beach and Currumbin Hill, Gold Coast ca. 1925. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 194763
Children playing on the beach at Currumbin, Gold Coast ca. 1920. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 202588
This map can be viewed online.
Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland
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