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Queensland’s Earliest Surveyors: Who, What and Where

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25 – $35

The President and Council of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invite you to this conference to commemorate some of Queensland’s most significant early surveyors.


Bill Kitson – Preserving Queensland’s Surveying Heritage
Brad Dalton – Matthew Flinders: A Life Well Travelled
Darryl Low Choy – Mapping the Way: Military Surveyors of the Queensland Colonial Era
Peter Wade – The Early Surveyors of Moreton Bay
Graham Jensen – ‘Renaissance Man’: Surveyor Cecil Twisden Bedford
Stephen Sheaffe – The Trial and Execution of Mullan (aka Merridio) and Nengavil
Janet Spillman – Henry Charles Rawnsley, Controversial Surveyor and Respected Naturalist
John Pearn – Surveyors, Toponymy and Heritage
Greg Manning – Good-bye Redcoats: Robert Dixon’s Cartographic Summary of the Moreton Bay Campaign
Kaye Nardella – The Magic of Crown Survey Plans

Booking is essential. Ticket price includes the conference and morning tea. 9am registration for 9.30am start.

Please note that we are complying with the Queensland Government’s public health and social measures. This means that anyone who is vaccinated is welcome to enter the museum so long as they:

  • Check in with the Check In Qld app
  • Provide a copy of their vaccination certificate, either on their phone or on paper, or
  • Have a valid medical exemption certificate if unvaccinated

Anyone who is unvaccinated will be asked to leave.


February 12
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$25 – $35


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


Commissariat Store Museum
115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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