Beaconsfield and Disraeli St Margate history

Updated: Oct 15

Beaconsfield St and Disraeli St at Margate are two of the oldest streets and were both named after Benjamin Disraeli , Prime Minister of England (1868 and 1874 – 1880) and was the 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. (1804-1881)

Webb St is named after Ernest Harry Webb who was a member of the Brisbane Steamship Company in 1884.He was previously a member of the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay Steamship Company. The street was formally known as Bayview Terrace in an early c. 1880 map.

The Beaconsfield Estate consisted of four portions between Macdonnell Road and Duffield Rd. 188, 187 186 and 185.Portion 186 is where Beaconsfield St is today.


There are 3 land sale maps that have been uncovered of the Estate:


Map 1 - Beaconsfield Estate reproduction land sale map c. 1883

"Being portion 186 Humpybong, parish of Redcliffe. Fronting the main beach 64 allotments. All large areas, An uninterrupted view of all the islands in the bay."

Streets shown include Beaconsfield St, Bayview St (Webb St) . Main Coast Road ( now Oxley Ave) and The Esplanade ( now Margate Parade)

Local Sketch includes the proposed deepwater Jetty at Redcliffe ( built in 1885) O'Learys Hotel, J. Henzells, Rev. J. Sutton, Tubbs Boarding House,

C. Macdonnell, C.G. Skinner, Rev. C. McCullogh, the water reserve, the township of Margate, A. Cameron's house,

R. Scott, St. Leonards Estate, A. Nightingale, the Woody Point Jetty (built 1882) , the proposed recreation reserve at Woody Point,

Williamstown Estate, Sorrento Estate, West Redcliffe Estate, Highlands Estate, Edwardstown Estate, T. Copson, A. Cameron, J. Adams and Mrs Bell's property.

A hand drawn sketch of the Humpybong peninsula is included on the map


The map has been restored by the team at the Photo Restoration Studio in Redcliffe and is available to purchase as a framed 16x20" poster at:https://www.redcliffebook.com/product-page/beaconsfield-estate-reproduction-land-sale-map-16x20-1


This map also appears in the Pictorial History Of Redcliffe book 1824-1949 at the following link:https://www.redcliffebook.com/product-page/the-pictorial-history-of-redcliffe


Map 2: Beaconsfield Estate reproduction land sale map c. 1880

"On the beach - Humpybong - 32 choice allotments Portion 186.

To be sold by auction on the ground by G.T. Bell and co. auctioneer. Every allotment first class & the beach the finest in the Humpybong peninsula"

Streets shown include Beaconsfield St, Disraeli St, Main Coast Road to Scarborough ( now Oxley Ave) and The Esplanade ( now Margate Parade)

Local Sketch includes the proposed Jetty at Redcliffe ( built in 1885) the Wharf Reserve, O'Learys Hotel, Tubbs Boarding House, a jetty proposed for Margate, the Tramore Estate and the Water Reserve at Margate.

The map has been restored by the team at the Photo Restoration Studio in Redcliffe and is available to purchase as a framed 16x20" poster at :https://www.redcliffebook.com/product-page/beaconsfield-estate-reproduction-land-sale-map-16x20-1


This map also appears in the Pictorial History Of Redcliffe book 1824-1949 at the following link:https://www.redcliffebook.com/product-page/the-pictorial-history-of-redcliffe


Map 3 c. 1882 Beaconsfield Estate.

"20 business and residence sites . part of the celebrated Beaconsfield Estate. Humpybong. for sale by J.H. Henzell & Co."

Streets shown include Beaconsfield Rd ("1 chain wide - To main beach 3 minutes walk") , Road (74 links wide) (Disraeli St) . Road (50 links wide)

Local Sketch includes the proposed Jetty at Redcliffe ( built in 1885) O'Learys Hotel, Tubbs Boarding House,


E. Macdonnell, C.G. Skinner, Rev. C. McCullogh, the water reserve, the township of Margate

R. Scott, St. Leonards Estate, A. Nightingale, the Woody Point Jetty (built 1882) West Redcliffe Estate, Portwood Estate.

The map has been restored by the team at the Photo Restoration Studio in Redcliffe and is available to purchase as a framed 16x20" poster at :https://www.redcliffebook.com/product-page/beaconsfield-estate-reproduction-land-sale-map-16x20-1




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