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  • ArtS1 Grove Estate Plan 1888

    Advertisement for auction sale of lots in Grove Estate, on Saturday 4th February 1888.
    AHS archive no - AHS146

  • ArtS2 Grove Estate map c. 1900

    Grove Estate plan, c.1900. 

  • ArtS3 Ashgrove scouts 1909

    Ashgrove scouts, 1909
    AHS archive no: - 915

  • ArtS3 Seils Dairy Delivery Van 1930s

    Seils Dairy Milk Delivery Van, 1930s, a 1926 Willy’s Whippet,  owned by Seils' Dairy, Toomba Avenue, Ashgrove.  Milk was carried in the Dicky seat. 
    Source:  Neil & Jeanette Seils.

  • ArtS4 Waterworks Road, 1924

    Section of Waterworks Road showing the rough condition of the roadway.  1924.
    John Oxley Library digital image #201390

  • ArtS5 Old St Finbarrs Church Hall 1926

    Old St Finbarrs Church Hall,  Scan, 1926
    AHS Archive No: AHS523

  • ArtS6 Padmore Butcher Ashgrove Crescent c.1946

    WA Padmore, Quality Butcher, Ashgrove Crescent, c. 1946. 
    Source:  Desley Drevins.
    AHS Archive No: 559

  • ArtS7 Tram at Ashgrove West terminus, 1951

    Toast-rack tram No. 65 at the Ashgrove West tram terminus, in front of the Ashgrove West Uniting Church. 1969.

  • ArtS8 Grantuly Ashgrove

    Grantuly, the home of John Killough Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart of Glenlyon House.

Corley Explorer - Ashgrove

What is the Corley Collection and the Corley Explorer?

From the 1960s to the 1970s, Frank and Eunice Corley drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners. They are thought to have taken over a quarter of a million photographs of houses, from Bundaberg to Beenleigh. Around two-thirds of the photographs were sold to householders.

The 61,000 images that were not sold to householders were donated to the State Library of Queensland in 1995. These images were restored and digitised over many years. The Corley Collection went online as part of the Home: a suburban obsession exhibition held at SLQ January - July 2019.

Corley Explorer – The Corley Explorer was created as part of the above exhibition and is still available to search. You may not find the photo of your house, as the resident of the house back in the 1960s and 70s may have purchased the photo that Frank took. However, it’s fun to look and you may be able to identify a neighbouring house. To start your search, go to the Corley Explorer and click on the tab ‘Places’ then click on Ashgrove or any other suburb you’d like to search.

Ashgrove - There are 285 photographs for Ashgrove on 58 spools. There are street addresses for 152 photos. I created the list below in 2019 to assist people in finding an Ashgrove house more easily. Many photos have been identified by other ‘Corley explorers’ and these people have added addresses and other information. Good luck with your search.

Lindy Sugars

Ashgrove Historical Society Inc.

Corley Explorer spool numbers for Ashgrove

SPOOL 6169-

STREETS

1490

The Gap/Ashgrove – Bernarra, Cooinda, Trinder, Baileys

1491

672 Waterworks, Orchard

1492

Ashgrove/Bardon – Lynwood, 92 Atthow, Bowman

1493

As above

1494

Davies, Coopers Camp, Panorama

1495

Panorama, Coolibah

1508

Theale, Joffre

1510

1 photo - Devonshire, Jubilee,

1511

Jubilee, Trout

1512

Betheden, Trout, 190 Waterworks

1513

Mossvale, Pascal, Lintern

1598

St Vincent, Farrell

1599

Farrell, Victoria, Canberra

1600

Canberra, Victoria, Tweed

1601

Ashbourne, Dovedale, Matlock, Wardell, Frasers

1602

Moola, Frasers

1603

Start 69 Moola, Arinya?

1604

Banool, Mirrabooka, Frasers, Wardell

1605

Stark, High

1606

Weatherhead

1607

McCormack, Bennett, Dorrington Dve

1608

McCormack, Brown, Weatherhead

1609

Havana

1624

Newmarket/Ashgrove – Kate, Willmington, Ashgrove Ave, Quandong

1625

Quandong, Toomba

1626

Toomba

1627

Lovekin, Lindsay, Yardley

1628

Lindsay, Mossvale

1629

Kinnaird

1630

Brisbane St

1631

Holmesbrook, Globe

1632

Devoy, Harry, Ashgrove Ave, Dorset

1633

Bott, Lansbury, Romani, Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove Cres, Findlay, Grant

1634

Lansbury, Grant

1635

Ashgrove Cres

1636

Raleigh, Corbie

1644

Bridge St, Eagar,Todd, Moulton

1645

Moulton

1646

21 Stewart, McLean

1647

McLean, Dixon, shop, Acacia

1648

Stewart, Amarina, Oleander, Mareeba

1649

Mareeba, Oleander, Grevillea

1650

Grevillea

1651

Amarina, Stewart, Elimatta, Aloomba, Waterworks, Kadanga

1652

Waterworks, Hibiscus

1653

Kauri

1654

Killawarra

1655

1 photo - Elouera

1656

From 37 Cypress, Glenlyon, Acacia (opposite Marist College pool

1657

Glenlyon, Banksia

1658

From 27 Woonga to 31 then 80

1659

From 38 Woonga, Otonga, from 12 Glory, from 463 Waterworks then SJW from 30 Royal, Gresham

1661

From 35 Royal,

1662

Piddington

1663

From 631 Waterworks to Greenlanes