Key to Queensland public estate improvement works, 1937

Key to Queensland public estate improvement works, 1937. This key to public works, complete or in progress, accompanied a map which appeared in the annual report of the Land Administration Board in 1937. Many of the works listed here were facilitated by relief funds made available under the Income (Unemployment Relief) Tax Acts, 1930 to 1935. Works included building a road between Amity Point and Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island as well as new forestry access roads in northern Queensland at Danbulla, Kuranda and to the top of the Kirrama Range. Land reclamation schemes were conducted around Cairns, Sandgate and Coolangatta. Major works such as these were conducted to help the unemployed survive in the Depression era, but these changes also caused a profound alteration to Queensland’s cultural landscape. Queensland parliamentary papers, vol 2, 1937

Department of Public Lands
Date captured: 
25 May 2011
Date created: 
25 May 2011
Date issued: 
11 October 1937
Collection of the University of Queensland Library