Sylvan Park Estate, Cannon Hill, 1926 (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 1926 advertises 651 allotments of land for sale at the Sylvan Park Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Cannon Hill. The allotments were situated along Junction Road, Schrapnel Road, Gatling Road, Moncrief Road, Whitworth Road, Nordenfeldt Road and Krupp Road.
During the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.
"It is within 3 1/2 miles of Brisbane G.P.O., close to Cannon Hill railway station (on the Cleveland Line), with an excellent train service, also handy to good bus service, and the Wynnum-Manly bitumen road, Water main, and electric light are on the Estate. It is a cool, picturesque, and healthy spot, with a marvellous future, and every block is a perfect home site." (Daily Mail, August 26, 1926)
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.
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Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland