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Q150 GPS mark commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Queensland.
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 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the State of Queensland. 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.
In 1863 the survey of the first Mundubbera Township was carried out on the southern side of the Burnett River by surveyor James Postlethwaite. Closer settlement commenced in 1909 when the Mundowran area was surveyed by Rockley Turner who also surveyed the present day site of Mundubbera in 1912.
|Address:||Burnett Highway, Black Stump Park, Mundubbera, 4626|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -25.573389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1859|
|Actual Event End Date:||2009|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2009|