1917 Show Ground Estate - 107 years ago today

Today, 107 years ago, on Saturday, 16th June 1917, the Show Ground Estate in Zillmere was being advertised for sale on the ground.

Show Ground Estate Map

1917 Show Ground Estate - Zillmere, Brisbane

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

Newspaper Advertisement

The Show Ground Estate covers Zillmere Road (map shows as Main Zillmere Road), Rowell Street (map shows as First Avenue), Halcomb Street (map shows as Second Avenue), Rodway Street (map shows as Third Avenue), Ardill Street (map shows as Fourth Avenue), Church Road, Glasgow Road, Harold Street and Murphy Road.

Google map showing the present day location of Show Ground Estate

Check out the 1946 Aerial view of the Show Ground Estate.

1946 Aerial Photo of Show Ground Estate

1946 Aerial Photo of Show Ground Estate

More Zillmere information available

Newspaper Advertisement - The Brisbane Courier - Page 10

Friday, 15 June 1917

Tomorrow at 3pm
On the Ground
Show Ground Estate, Zillmere
Where Fruit and Flowers Grow
Three Minutes from Railway Station, right opposite the Show Ground.
The Best residential area in Zillmere
136 Tiptop Building Sites
Also Large New House, containing 5 rooms, half-hall, kitchen, verandah three sides, stables with 4 acres.
Seven-roomed house on main road with quarter acre of land,
And small cottage, 4 rooms and Kitchen, 2 allotments.
The Right Spot to invest your money.
Terms for Improved Properties. 1/10th Cash Deposit, Balance 1/10th every four months, covering 3 years. Interest 6 per cent.
Terms for Allotments, £1 Cash Deposit per Allotment deposit & 10/ per month. Interest 6 per cent.
Trains leave Central Railway Station at 12.10pm and 1.40pm
G. H. Blockside & Ferguson, Auctioneers, Next to the Bank of New South Wales, 41 Queen Street

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