Today, 97 years ago, on Saturday, 24th April 1926, the Memorial Park Estate in Graceville was being advertised for sale.
1926 Memorial Park Estate - Graceville, Brisbane
The Memorial Park Estate was advertised in the local papers on the days leading up to the sale.
The developer at the time ran a "Catch-Phrase" competition with:
- 1st Prize - Choice block of Land on the Memorial Park Estate
- 2nd Prize - Choice block of Land at half-price
- 3rd Prize - Block of Land at 25 per cent reduction.
- Three Special Prizes of 10 per cent reduction
- Consolation Prizes of price reduction, varying from £1 to £5, according to merit
Competition winners announced at the sale.
The advertisements at the time described the Memorial Park Estate as.
Selling will take place of one of the finest Estates that could be offered around Brisbane.
Faces well-kept, modern Recreation and Sports Grounds
Surrounded by particularly fine types of homes - a veritable paradise for homeseekers
The Local Sketch includes information about the proposed terminus for the Motor Boat Ferry to North Quay.
The Memorial Park Estate covers Acacia Avenue, Waratah Avenue, Austral Avenue, White Street, Park Drive, Chanter Street, Cordalba Street (map shows as Pro New Road), Oxley Road (map shows as Main Oxley Road), Verney Road East and Appel Street (map shows as Station Street).
Check out the 1936 Aerial view of the Memorial Park Estate.
1936 Aerial Photo of Memorial Park Estate
More Graceville information available
Newspaper Advertisement - Telegraph
Friday 23 April 1926 - Page 16
On the Ground Tomorrow!
Selling will take place of one of the finest Estates that could be offered around Brisbane. It is handy to Graceville Railway Station (20 minutes from city); portion of the Estate purchased by Educational Department as site for new school; faces well-kept, modern Recreation and Sports Grounds; surrounded by particularly fine types of homes - a veritable paradise for homeseekers; magnificent views; charming undulating ground; land values must rise quickly - a grand investment.
MEMORIAL PARK ESTATE - Graceville
Sale - Tomorrow; Free Railway Passes; Refreshments Provided;
Trains leave Brisbane Central for Graceville at 1.20 and 2.15 pm tomorrow (Saturday).
Phone or call at once for Tickets for yourself and friends.
This is an exceedingly rare opportunity for investors and home-seekers. Do not fail to be present.
Our usual most attractive Terms offered
Nominal deposit - easy payments of £1 per month - no interest for the first year, and thereafter at the low rate of 5 percent per annum.
Competiton Winners Announced at Sale.
The prize-winners in connection with the Catch-Phrase Competition will be announced on the ground.
Plans and full details of estate gladly submitted on application.
Realty Development Co. Ltd. Perry House, Elizabeth and Albert Streets, Brisbane.