Beach Slopes, Currumbin, 1923 (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 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".
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.