Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Land sales in the area - real estate advertisements

Here are some interesting land sale posters, from the past 130 years, from the  State Library of Victoria.


Grassmere: the heights of Dandenong - land sales  circa 1888. 
Grassmere covers modern day, Endeavour Hills, Hallam and Doveton. 


This is a close-up of the illustration from the advertisement - I think there is a bit of artistic licence there.


Tooradin, 1889. The advertised blocks run off Tooradin Station Road, nearly up to Lynes Road. 



Nar Nar Goon Estate - small farms and township allotments. This is undated but I presume it is the 1880s.
http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/167795



The 'celebrated' Langwarrin Estate, dated 1888. The subdivision on the right is modern day Pearcedale. The land for sale on the left, either side of West Road is in Langwarrin South.
http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/130984



Garfield Township lots, 1906
http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/169522



Logan Park and Sweet Hills Orchard, Narre Warren, 1907. This is Narre Warren North, north of Heatherton Road, in the vicinity of Lysterfield Lake and Logan park Track.
http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/169647 


Hampton Park 1920. The land for sale is on both sides of Somerville Road.

2 comments:

Jill Ball said...

Enjoyed studying these, They are beaut resources.

Mark Shepherd said...

Love finding stuff like this on the internet. Thanks