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A monument commemorates the survey of the Queensland and New South Wales border and the centenary of the Federation of the Australia colonies in 1901.

In 1863 surveyors Francis Edward Roberts from Queensland and Isaiah Rowland from New South Wales were chosen to survey the boundary line. This was between the two colonies from Point Danger to the Dumaresq River. Although two separate surveys were carried out, in many instances both surveyors used the same tree to mark the corners. As a result of the two different surveys, Rowland and Roberts defined the border in different positions. The New South Wales and Queensland governments have since essentially adopted the survey of Roberts in preference to that by Rowland. Rowland finished his survey in 1865 while Roberts finished in 1866.


Address:475 Carneys Creek Road, Carneys Creek, 4310
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.262787
Long: 152.53418
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Front Inscription

This Border Marker Was Erected To Celebrate
     The Centenary Of Federation
       And To Commemorate
The Survey Of The Qld-NSW Border
              By Surveyors
Francis Roberts And Isaiah Rowlands 1863–1866.

Queensland     1901 -2001

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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