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Peter Griggs (Map Group Speaker): Mapping a New Colony, the Geographical Construction of Queensland, 1860-1880

  • 1 Apr 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • RGSQ, 28 Fortescue Street Spring Hill Brisbane

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Map Group Presentation & Gathering

Presenter Background:  

Peter Griggs is a geography lecturer and lectured at JCU for many years, prior to semi-retirement. He is still doing part-time geography lecturing, whilst being an active member of RGSQ. Peter was a member of RGSQ back in the 1980s and wrote a History of the RGSQ from inception to the mid-1980s and this is still the definitive history of the RGSQ to this day.


Topic Overview:

The Presentation will include issues such as:

⦁ What was mapped (e.g. electoral districts, towns, railway routes)

⦁ Who was mapping (not only government)

⦁ The commencement of cadastral mapping

⦁ The challenges faced making maps in an era when lithography still used

limestone stones.


Information:

Bob Abnett  email: abnett@powerup.com.au  Telephone: (07) 3820-2621 0412-135-794

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