Indooroopilly Township, Brisbane, 1889 (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 1889 is advertising over 288 allotments of land for sale at the Indooroopilly Township in the suburb of Indooroopilly.
The allotments for sale were situated along Gordon Terrace, Salisbury Street, Gladstone Street, Disraeli Street, Beaconsfield Street (now called Payne Street), Cootha Terrace (now Thorpe Street) and two unnamed roads (now called Gordon Terrace and Waverley Road).
Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.
"This grand property is situated close to the Indooroopilly Railway Station, adjoining the Nelson Estate, on the main Moggill Road, possessing numbers of sites equally adapted for the mansions of the capitalists and the villa of the less unassuming mechanic or artisans. Trains pass to and from Indooroopilly every few minutes in the day." (except from advertisement published in Queensland Figaro and Punch, June 22, 1889)
A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of June 29, 1889. Unfortunately the results of the auction were not published in Brisbane newspapers.
A higher resolution image of this map can be viewed through our One Search catalogue.
You can also browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week.
Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland