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Commemorative Survey Plaque Closeup
Commemorative Survey Plaque Closeup

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Survey marker commemorates Q150 which celebrates Queensland as a separate colony from New South Wales.

The spatial sciences profession ( surveyors, map makers and those who work with location information) placed over 60 GPS Marks at significant locations around Queensland during 2009. The marks accurately depict latitude and longitude and provide the public with a means to check the accuracy of their in-car, in-boat and hand-held navigation devices.

The project was launched at the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying in Brisbane on 24 June 2009.

Queensland's early explorers were often surveyors. Local members of SSSI (Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute) Queensland will tell the stories of early surveyors and map makers by placing signs adjacent to many of the GPS Marks and celebrating 150 years of Queensland's history through public events celebrating the past and showcasing the future of the profession.


Address:Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, 4572
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.674889
Long: 153.114361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:2009


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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