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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 - Bardon

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 Ash or any other suburb you’d like to search.

Bardon – There are 234 photographs in 37 spools and street addresses for 69 photos. I created the list below in 2019 to assist people in finding a house in Bardon 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 Bardon

SPOOL 6169-

STREETS

1496

Moonya, Coopers Camp, Cecil Road

1497

Start 46 Cecil, Rosewood, Clermont, Northam

1498

Coopers Camp, Fletcher, Empress

1499

Empress

1501

Alexandra

1502

Coronation, Carmel

1503

Accession, Empress

1504

Empress

1505

Beatrice

1506

Starts 114 Fletcher

1516

Jason, Hartfield, 200 Arthur, Dacca

1521

Claremont, Lugg, Lizzie

1522

From 88 Lizzie

1523

Jubilee, Rockbourne

1535

Collingwood, MacGregor, Simpsons, Chiswick, David

1536

From 2 David, Lilley, Bardon Esp, Gordon

1537

Simpsons, Morgan

1538

Sixth Ave, Leworthy

1539

Leworthy

1540

Nestor, Boundary

1541

MacGregor, Soudan, Shaw

1542