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Cairn associated with the 19th century survey of Tasmania.

A concern by the colonial government about the lack of available farming land led to a request that George Scott survey the area between the Saint Patricks River and the north-east coast in the early 1850s. The area was unexplored and unknown. Scott found land suitable for farming and this led to settlement in the area. The cairn is a surveyor`s cairn, possibly constructed after the survey by Scott in the 1850s. It is part of the system of survey cairns used for the triangulation survey of Tasmania.

Location

Address:Summit, Mount Stronarch Forest Reserve , Scottsdale, 7260
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.173045
Long: 147.565502
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Source: MA
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