Breezy Slopes Estate, Cannon Hill, 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 advertises 120 allotments of land for sale at the Breezy Slopes Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Cannon Hill. The allotments were situated along Keats Street, Shelley Street and New Cleveland Road (now Wynnum Road).
Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.
"Situated on splendid elevation, commanding extensive views, facing the main Cleveland Road, open to all cool easterly breezes and within three minutes' walk of Cannon Hill Station." (Telegraph, April 2, 1923)
A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of November 24, 1923. The Brisbane Courier newspaper reported the results of the sale –
"Cameron Bros. report a successful sale at Breezy Slopes Estate, where 44 allotments were disposed of for a total of £838. The highest price per allotment was £33 . The auctioneers will hold another sale on the ground on Saturday. (Brisbane Courier, April 9, 1923)
A higher resolution image of this map can be viewed through our One Search catalogue.
Prints of this map are also available through the Library Shop.
You can browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week on our blog.
Find your Cannon Hill house in the Frank and Eunice Corley collection
From the 1960s to the 1970s, Frank and Eunice Corley drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners. A database containing over 61,000 photographs can now be searched and viewed online. There are 461 photographs for the suburb of Cannon Hill.