Tarana Estate, Holland Park, 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 102 allotments of land for sale at the Tarana Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Holland Park. The allotments were situated along Logan Road, Holland Road, Barter Avenue, Taunton Street (now Avenes Street), Somerset Parade (now Cavillon Street), Jackson Street (now Contay Street) and Allen Street (now Lamette Street).
Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.
A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of November 20, 1926. The Daily Standard newspaper reported the results of the sale.
"Messrs Blocksidge and Ferguson Limited report a very successful sale of residential sites in Tarana Estate, Holland Park, on Saturday last. Prices realised were from £85 to £303 per allotment (approximately $6,550 to $23,350 in 2016). The latter was a block of 39 perches at the corner of Logan and Holland roads. Other frontages to Logan road of 24 perches realised £200 each. Thirty-one allotments were sold for £4248, and the house and six allotments realised £1480, making a total of £5728. The auctioneers withheld a number of choice building sites for private sale. There was a large attendance and bidding was brisk." (Daily Standard, November 24, 1926)
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Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland