Measurements on title plan in Brisbane

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  1. See Change

    See Change Well-Known Member

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    We have a property on a block 607 m2 ( according to PD On line ) .

    according to the title plan from 1958 the front boundary is 83 and side boundary is 181 but what’s the unit of measurement . It’s not feet as that gives a area over 607 m2 and I can’t see anything on the plan indicating what it is .

    Any suggestions ? Links ?

    Cliff
     
  2. Scott No Mates

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    Universal units of measurement:

    Widgets?
    Cubits?
    Bees d!cks?

    Glad to help. :D
     
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    Chains, Rods, Poles, Perch .....from memory, oops showing my age!
     
  4. bmc

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    metric or imperial ?

    i reckon its links.
    16.697 x 36.411

    multiply x 0.20117

    100 links to a chain
     
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    I believe it would be more correct to indicate European or Native.

    What's the reason that the Queenslanders still tend to quote land sizes in perches, especially in the inner city areas?
     
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    left over legacy ? no idea

    and why do they drink XXXX
     
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    Apparently there's some law which predates Federation which restricts the importation of Beer from the southern states.
     
  8. See Change

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    Appears to be links .

    More recent subdivisions are in M.

    Cliff
     
  9. Kookaburra

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    The 1958 plan would have measurements in links (Gunter's link). Above dimensions are correct.
     
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  10. Lizzie

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    ... and they talk about house sizes in "squares" ... what the heck is a square as it's not a square metre? Are they trying to stop southerners from buying?
     
  11. Marg4000

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    It’s 100 sq ft. Think of a room 10ftx10ft.
    Very rough way to compare is to think of 1 square = 10sqm.
    So a 24 square house is roughly 240 sqm.
    It’s not really hard!
     
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    Yes, they don't like daylight saving nor modern measurment. Soon they'll be quoting things in pounds.

    Close but it is actually: 9.290304m2 :p
     
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    Hey Sheldon

    a few more decimal places please.

    Cliff
     
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    I'd have to ask our newest member @Kookaburra or @bmc or @lixas4 for a more definitive number. You'd hate to miss out on a few cm2 of land.
     
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    Near enough is good enough. ;)
     
  16. Lizzie

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    Sheesh. The rest of the country moved into the metric age over 60 years ago
     
  17. Scott No Mates

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    Not quite, it was around 1971 and I recall that my wooden ruler with pictures of Jenolan Caves had both inches and centimetres.
     
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  18. Marg4000

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    “Squares” is rarely used these days - even in Qld.
    I am old enough to remember pre-metric terms.
     
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    Ta da - currency went metric in 1966 ... measurements in 1974 ... when I was a mere whipper snapper

    Still means Queensland in officially 55 years behind the rest of Australia ;)
     
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  20. bmc

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    nope.
    you have nailed it there.
    i guess you can confirm it against your Jenolan Caves ruler.
    hopefully you have calibrated it against the baseline in the dept of lands. :p
     
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