Manly Beach, Brisbane 1887 land sale

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  1. moyjos

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    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    That's awesome, good find!
     
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    Back when an unskilled labourer on 6 shillings a day would work for 20 days in a Tin mine for his deposit and land was sold on the premise that people would actually build forever homes for themselves on it. :p
     
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    I have posted a link to old Sydney maps from 1800's over in the resources tab).

    Try getting an REA out of bed on new years day nowadays.
     
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    Our friends have bought recently just a little way past the Manly Yacht Squadron and paid about $850k. They have uninterrupted views over the bay and found an old map showing their house as one of only a couple dotted around. It is a small house and not the "big" house that would have been the first and is now a nursing home higher up the hill.

    They have a local book showing their house in an old photo.

    They have renovated it and turned a sow's ear into a silk purse.

    I'm on iPhone so cannot see their house until I get into my bigger screen.

    They will love to see the photos you've posted. Thank you.
     
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    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Late 1880's seems to have been a busy time.... my local area was also up for sale. From book Carlingford Epping Partners in history by Alex McAndrew p.85 published 1999
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