Fairholme Estate, Milton, Brisbane, 1913 (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 Brisbane real estate map from 1913 is advertising 28 allotments of land for sale at the Fairholme Estate in the suburb of Milton. The allotments for sale were situated along Cribb Street, Little Cribb Street and River Road (now Coronation Drive).
The map is badly torn with small sections from centre fold missing. The residence of John George Cribb called Fairholme can be seen toward the middle of the map.
Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in the Brisbane Courier and The Telegraph newspapers. Advertisements promoted the close proximity of the land to Milton Railway Station and tram services.
A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of May 10, 1913. The Telegraph newspaper on May 12 published the following report –
“Messrs. Cameron Bros report a very successful sale of the Fairholme Estate on Saturday last : the whole of the property comprising 28 allotments fronting River Road and Cribb street, Milton, being disposed of for a total of £3,355 . The highest price realised for one allotment was £170 . There was a splendid attendance at the sale, and competition throughout for all the allotments was very keen".
You can view a higher resolution image of this map through our One Search catalogue.
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Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland