Brisbane and Suburbs showing Mount Coot-tha Park, 1905

Brisbane and Suburbs showing Mount Coot-tha Park, 1905. This map, sheet seven, formed part of a series of Brisbane sheet maps originally drawn by government lithographer A.R. McKellar and published by the Surveyor-General’s Office, Brisbane 1895. Comprised of 13 sheets, the 1895 edition was printed with the scale of six chains to an inch and contained minimal topographic information on Mount Coot-tha Park. Despite the larger scale of eight chains to an inch, the 1905 edition of McKellar’s maps provided significant detail. The topographic relief in this map gathers towards Mount Coot-tha (in the bottom left) and Taylors Range. One Tree Hill, that has the trigonometric station and the lookout-pavilion, are measured at 746 feet. On the base of the mountain a walking track and mine shaft are marked. Mount Constitution has a measured elevation of 844 feet. A track leads to the summit after crossing below ‘Ithaca Falls’. In 1905, the price of this map was six shillings and two pence. The entire set comprised 12 sheets and cost 25 shillings. The Collection of the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying, DERM, Brisbane

Original scale: 
Eight chains to an inch
Department of Lands
Publication place: 
Date captured: 
4 May 2011
Date created: 
4 May 2011
Date issued: 
1 January 1905
Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland 2011
Mount Coot-tha, QLD
27° 29' 6.5832" S, 152° 57' 33.0876" E