Today is the 135th birthday of the Oxley Township Estate in Oxley.
On this day, Saturday, March 14 1885, the Oxley Township Estate in Oxley was auctioned.
On Tuesday 10 March 1885, the Brisbane Courier advertised the sale:
SATURDAY, 14th March
OXLEY TOWNSHIP ESTATE
EIGHTY VALUABLE BUILDING SITES
LITHOGRAPHS NOW READY
HOOKER, SON & ELLIOTT are favoured with instructions to sell by public auction
ON THE GROUND
SATURDAY, 14th MARCH
that choice property situated in the very
HEART OF OXLEY PROPER
so long and favourably known as the
TOWNSHIP OF OXLEY
almost close to the
and within a few minutes walk of the station
OXLEY RAILWAY STATION
and being on the railway side of the township already formed, the direction in which the township must naturally and necessarily extend. For a long time past it has been difficult to obtain Building Allotments in this rising township, and the present opportunity of securing really valuable
BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE SITES
will supply a much needed demand.
Some special features in the Property now placed on the market are that
THE LAND IS HIGH AND DRY
EVERY ALLOTMENT ON A GENTLE SLOPE
ALL ROADS A CHAIN WIDE
REALLY VALUABLE BUSINESS SITES
ALL CHOICE RESIDENCE SITES
OXLEY STATION CLOSE AT HAND
To those whose business has necessitated their daily presence in town during the excessive heat of the present summer, such a chance for a
at a mere trifling cost should be hailed with the deepest satisfaction and require no commendation on the part of the Auctioneers, more especially where railway facilities are so great and the cost of travelling so cheap, added to the fact that a duplicate line to Ipswich has now become an absolute necessity, and being provided for by Parliament, must immensely increase the value of all Suburban Properties along line, especially near the Railway Stations.
To those residing in the District of Oxley the present sale offers exceptional attractions, which are commended to their careful consideration, as NO EXORBITANT PRICES WILL BE PRESSED FOR.