Landmark Queenslander Fetches $6.6 Million at Auction

A historic Queenslander in Kangaroo Point has sold for $6.6 million at auction. The sale of “Rockfield” at 19 Leopard Street was one of 86 auctions scheduled in Brisbane on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

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Place Bulimba agents Sarah Hackett and Lauren Marmotta marketed the property, which attracted significant interest during its campaign. Ms. Hackett reported that over 100 families viewed the home, with four registered bidders participating in the auction held on a balcony overlooking the Brisbane River.

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“The opening bidder actually ended up with the property,” Ms. Hackett said. “It’s going to be their family home.” The winning bid came from a local buyer, securing what has been described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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The marketing strategy targeted local schools and three major hospitals due to their proximity. “We had a couple of doctors registered to bid due to the convenience of being around the corner from the hospitals,” Ms. Hackett added.

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Rockfield, an immaculately renovated Queenslander, offers panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city skyline, and Botanic Gardens. The property combines historical charm with modern conveniences, making it a highly sought-after residence.

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Linda Butler, the seller, has owned Rockfield since 1997. “It’s one of those houses that you drive past and when it came on the market, I just knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Ms. Butler said, reflecting on her initial purchase.

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This sale comes amid a surge in Brisbane’s auction market. PropTrack data indicates that 124 properties were set for auction this week, marking a 20% increase compared to the same period last year. The market also features entry-level homes and properties attractive to developers and investors.

Published 7-June-2024

Police Appeal for Information After Serious Assault

Police are urgently seeking information from the public about a man who may have been involved in a serious assault that occurred yesterday afternoon at Kangaroo Point.

According to initial investigations, around 4:45 pm on Tuesday, May 14th, a 60-year-old man from Nundah was stopped at a traffic light on Leopard Street in his silver Holden Commodore sedan when his vehicle’s side mirror was struck by a white moped.

A verbal altercation ensued between the two parties. They both then turned right onto Llewellyn Street, where they came to a stop and a physical confrontation occurred.

The victim sustained multiple injuries, including to his head, face, and hand, during the assault.

The moped driveris described as a tall, slim-built man wearing a hi-visibility shirt and a black open-faced helmet at the time of the incident.

Detectives are urging any nearby residents to review any CCTV footage they may have from the area. They are also appealing to any motorists who may have captured the incident on their dashcams to come forward with that footage.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

Quote this reference number: QP2400821061

Published 15-May-2024