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Air Raid Shelter in City for 11,670: Council Plans - January 1942

The Courier Mail - 3 January 1942 - page 3 Plans for the construction of 168 air raid shelters to provide protection for more than 11,670 persons in the city, South Brisbane, and Valley areas, were approved by the coordination committee of the City Council yesterday.

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1911 The Adams Estate - Newmarket - 110 years old today

Today is the 110th birthday of the The Adams Estate in Newmarket.   On this day, Saturday 18th March 1911, The Adams Estate in Newmarket was auctioned on the ground.      Check out the Aerial Photo from 1936 of Adams Estate in Newmarket The newspaper at the time described it as a country retreat. Right alongside the Newmarket Railway Station, where the pretty gum trees are. 52 very choice Buidling Sites fronting Wilston Road, Alderson and Farm Streets and Railway Line. A nice, healthy, elevated position with pretty surroundings. Happy Birthday Adams Estate!    

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