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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 Queensland's 150th anniversary and 150 years of surveying in 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.


Address:Williams Street, Dayboro, 4521
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.195689
Long: 152.825273
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:2009


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

Celebrating 150 years of surveying and providing a spatial future in Queensland

Surveyors explored the location of the first settlements in Queensland in the early 1820`s.  The Moreton Bay Region was opened to free settlement from 1842.  In 1867 H C Rawnsley surveyed Portion 1 "Terrors Paddock" and the current town of Dayboro is the centre of the portion.  The township of Dayboro developed after the arrival of the railway.  From 1920 surveys of the Dayboro town lots were completed by surveyors including Cyril Fryar Bennett.


Source: MA
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