Historical maps and survey plans contain a wealth of information provided you know how to interpret them and where to look. Jeff Brown, Surveyor-General of the ACT with over 40 years’ experience in the surveying profession, will describe some of the historic information on different map series and early survey plans.
Beginning with the Sir Thomas Mitchell 1834 Map of the Colony, Jeff will outline the attributes of County Maps, Parish Maps, Portion Plans and Estate Sales Plans. He will also cover topographic and feature maps, particularly how information in a locality can change over versions.
This presentation should help map lovers and historians understand and interpret the information shown on various maps and survey plans and the online resources available in NSW and the ACT.
JEFF BROWN – Surveyor-General of the ACT
Jeff Brown has been the ACT Surveyor-General for four years. He has been involved in the surveying and spatial profession for over 40 years and is a Registered Surveyor in both NSW and ACT. The majority of Jeff’s career has been in private practice including managing his own business for 23 years based initially in Canberra then Queanbeyan and Yass.
During his career Jeff has worked on projects in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory. With an interest in Australian history Jeff has found a wealth of historical information is contained on the maps and survey plans of this country. Jeff is a family man with 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
NOTE CHANGED VENUE – DUE TO INTEREST THIS TALK WILL NOW BE AT THE FUNCTION ROOM, NORTH BUILDING, DAME PATTIE MENZIES HOUSE, 16 CHALLIS ST, DICKSON.
Cost: $15 members; $20 Non-members