Newspaper article from 1883 advertising the Abbotsford Estate in Taringa
The Brisbane Courier
Friday 14 December 1883 - Page 8
17 REASONS WHY ABBOTSFORD is THE BEST ESTATE IN THE MARKET.
- It is all cleared; every allotment can be easily found without wandering all over the bush.
- The nearness to city - within walking distance.
- Its proximity to the Taringa Railway Station - distant only twelve chains.
- Its salubrity - the healthiest district around Brisbane.
- The main water pipes will pass along the road frontage.
- The Divisional Board are taking steps to establish a local Post and Telegraph Office.
- Permanent water within a short distance - a spring of pure water on the roadside having been conserved by the Indooroopilly Board for the use of the inhabitants.
- There are no reserves on the allotments whatever.
- The estate has never been hawked before the public prior to this sale.
- The estate is beautifully situated for building purposes - grand views of the city, Toowong, and the range.
- The allotments are all large, varying from 25.3 to 41 perches each.
- Because thirteen trains stop at Taringa from Brisbane, and ten from Indooroopilly dally.
- Because the roads in the estate all all one chain wide.
- Because there are plenty of corner allotments.
- Because there is a splendid lot of business sites.
- Because it is situated on the main high road, which is the resort of thousands.
- Every buyer can have villa sites and good garden land.
One Fact is worth a whole Column of Assertion.
The Auctioneer, John W. Todd, can vouch for the following facts, which have come under his personal notice:-
- A person invested five pounds ten shillings in a 38-perch allotment opposite the Abbotsford Estate, and kept it for three years, when he sold it for sixty pounds.
- Another person paid thirty pounds for two allotments, area 72 perches, and in three months resold them for one hundred and five pounds cash.
- Again, another buyer bought three allotments for seventy pounds, and within twelve months resold them for one hundred and twenty seven pounds.
- One investor bought six allotments for ninety-six pounds and immediately sold them for one hundred and eighty pounds.
- Others have done likewise during the last few years, and all around the Abbotsford Estate.
THEREFORE INVEST AT ABBOTSFORD NEXT SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
No Reserve Whatever.
Roberts's omnibuses will leave the Mart, 101 Queen street at 2 o'clock. Train leaves Brisbane station at 1.30 and 2.35.
If you have five, ten, twenty, fifty or more pounds, invest them in Abbotsford.
THUS SECURING BARGAINS TO Working Men, Investors, Speculators, Builders, City Clerks, Mechanics, and Professionals.
ABBOTSFORD is in the midst of the Settled District and must enormously increase in value - witness tho progress of Toowong, where, in eight years, land has increased in value from £10 per acre to £3000 per
acre. This is a fact! - and the Auctioneer has only to state that £800 was refused for a quartor-acre allotment a few days ago; and Land is actually changing hands in blocks at £200 per Acre.
THEREFORE, invest in allotments at Abbotsford
REMEMBER the main water pipes from Gold Creek Reservoir will pass along tho frontage of this Estate.
AGAIN, Abbotsford possesses Grand Elevations, Natural Drainage, and Magnificent Knolls of Surpassing Loveliness.
It is opposite the TARINGA RAILWAY STATION
and Indooroopilly Divisional Board Office. New stores and villa residences aro being rapidly erected.
ABBOTSFORD contains 176 Subdivisions of large area, being Portion 678, Indooroopilly, and is situated where activity and progress is apparent in every direction.
CALL FOR A PLAN. LOOK OUT YOUR ALLOTMENTS,
Let nothing detain you from attending the sale, to be held
ON THE GROUND, as every Allotment must be SOLD ON ITS MERITS, without reserve.
Terms: One-third Cash; Balance at 3 and 6 Months, without interest. Special terms for large buyers.
Title, Real Property Act.
JOHN W. TODD, Auctioneer.
Abbotsford is near a Primary School. Railway Fares (Season Tickets) a little over one shilling per week.
Roberts's omnibuses leave the Mart at 2 o'clock. Trains leave Brisbane Station at 1.30 and 2.35.
See the 1883 Abbotsford Estate
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