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The Marine Survey of Queensland’s Coastline 1860 - 1913

  • 25 Oct 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000
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MAP GROUP EVENT
Presenter::   Bill Kitson, Curator (retired) Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

Topic Overview:  Bill Kitson will be no stranger to Map Group members and his work in preserving the history of land surveying is well known.  His research into the work and lives of hydrographic surveyors from 1860 – 1914 who charted Queensland’s coastline is not so well known.

Bill has contacted the relatives of these Admiralty hydrographic surveyors whose names appear on reefs, headland, capes and passages along our coastline.  This entertaining presentation will demonstrate Bill’s tenacity and research skills in pursuing a line of investigation to uncover artefacts and “gems” of life stories.  This research provides the basis for his book (unpublished) “With Great Zeal”

Event Requirements: This event will be conducted in keeping with Health Department Covid-19 directions regarding social distancing, good hygiene practices and group size in force for the venue at the time of the event.

Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

Limit:  30  Register on the RGSQ Website required. 

Coordinator:  Neville MacManimm




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