Stage Number: MBNH.10.02.12

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Airport-Hendra-Eagle Farm

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Brisbane Airport

Latitude & Longitude: -27.38347222,153.14411111

Time Link: unstated

Map Link: 1886

Image Time Point: 1886

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Myrtletown is one of a few lost townships for Brisbane. In 1974 the Commonwealth Government made massive land acquisition across Cribb Island, Myrtletown, and Lower Nudgee for Brisbane Airport development. Although mostly farm land, whole local communities disappeared.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 154

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 8 chains to the inch. Town of Myrtle, Parish of Toombul, County of Stanley with inset of local sketch at 2 miles to the inch. 8 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 620630