In the Fair Rents Court this morning, before Mr. A. Dean, P.M., several cases were heard. Retort Willmont, of Durack-street, Moorooka, had the rent of his house, of which W. Cole brook is the owner, reduced from 9s to 8s, as from February 1, 1921.
John Roebig asked the Court to determine the fair rent for his house in Keats-street, Moorooka, owned by Mrs B. L. Church. The rent was fixed at 11s a week.
From Daily Standard, Wednesday 16 February 1921, page 5.
Image: Yeronga unemployment camp, Brisbane, 1926, SLQ 99183853467002061, State Library of Queensland.
Unable to pay rents or mortgages, the only alternative for hundreds of individuals and families during the Great Depression was to set up a makeshift home in an unemployment camp.