1884 Paddington Estate - 139 years ago Today

Today, 139 years ago, on Saturday, 4th October 1884, the Paddington Estate in Paddington was being advertised for sale.

Paddington Estate Map

1884 Paddington Estate - Paddington, Brisbane

The Paddington Estate was advertised in the local papers on the days leading up to the sale. 

Newspaper Advertisement

The Paddington Estate covers Given Terrace, Cochrane Street (map shows as Street), Hayward Street (map shows as Elizabeth Street), Great George Street, Martha Street, Lower Cairns Street (map shows as Street), Charteris Street (map shows as Jane Street), Plunkett Street (map shows as William Street), Charlotte Street, Bowler Street (map shows as John Street), Latrobe Terrace and Gutherie Street.

Google map showing the present day location of Paddington Estate

Check out the 1946 Aerial view of the Paddington Estate.

1946 Aerial Photo of Paddington Estate

1946 Aerial Photo of Paddington Estate

More Paddington information available

Newspaper Advertisement - The Brisbane Courier - Page 7

Tomorrow, Tomorrow
On the ground
The Premier Sale of the Season
Unusual Conditions and Terms
Sale Absolute

Terms: Quarter Cash; Balance one, two and three years, interest six percent only, discount five percent for Cash

The Paddington Estate, Paddington
Long looked at by many

Simon Fraser & Son are favoured with instructions from John Robertson, Esq to sell by auction.

On Saturday, 4th October at 2 sharp. Luncheon at 1.
Conveyances free from the mart, from 1 to half-past 2,

The Paddington, Paddington, Paddington is recognised as almost part of the city and continuation of Caxton Street will bring this beautiful semi-suburb within a few minutes walk of Queen Street.

The early and certain advent of Tramcars must here as in Sydney and elsewhere, enormously enhance the value of properties.

200 choice allotments.

Positions to suit all tastes and equally accessible to Given Terrace and Red Hill Omnibuses.

From some parts of Paddington the prospect is truely grand and no part without some charming and redeeming feature but Paddington (who does not know Paddington?) is really so well known as to require no elaborate description.

The merchant, storekeeper, shopkeeper or mechanic cannot fail to find something here to his taste and his purse.

Aye!! there is the rub - the purse.
Look again at the terms.

Quarter Cash. Balance at 1, 2 and 3 years. Interest 6 per cent only. Discount for Cash, 5 per cent.

The fact is that Mr Robertson is retiring from Business and has given instructions to Clear Out.

Luncheon at 1, Sale at 2.
Conveyances free from the Mart from 1 and half-past 2.
Mark. Absolute Sale, Lithographs Ready.
Take a walk and view the beauties of Paddington.

The prospects presented to the eye of Alexander Selkirk when "monarch of all he surveyed", was not a patch on the view from the height of Paddington.

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