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.

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.

Garfield Township lots, 1906

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.

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


GeniAus said...

Enjoyed studying these, They are beaut resources.

Unknown said...

Love finding stuff like this on the internet. Thanks