Street sign "Newland St."
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Brisbane City Council metal street sign, black font with a white background. Object has small cracks on the front and 4 small holes from nails or screws from when it was pinned to a kerb.
CH classification TRANSPORT Roads road sign
600mm(L) x 105mm(H)
History and use
This street sign is associated with the 1974 Brisbane flood, a significant event in the history of Queensland. It was originally attached to the kerb of a new street in Fig Tree Pocket which was inundated by the 1974 flood. The street, “Newland St.”, was part of a new residential subdivision at the time, developed by the Brisbane City Council and ran parallel to the river (which is today located west of the Montessori School). The subdivision was in the hands of the Council during the 1974 flood and was therefore unoccupied. It was deemed unsuitable for residential purposes and converted to parkland, with one area at a higher elevation being given over to use by the Brisbane Montessori School some years later.