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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 the 150th anniversary of Queensland and 150 years of surveying. . 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:Macintyre St, Gunsynd Statue, Goondiwindi, 4390
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.549689
Long: 150.308037
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

Commemorative Permanent Survey Mark




Right Side Inscription

Q150 ( 1859 - 2009) GPS MAark

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

Surveyor George Love Pratten was the first to survey the town of Goondiwindi.  His survey is presented on plan G471 dated 30 / 3/ 1860.  Pratten was born circa 1831 and died in 1915.  Pratten trained as a surveyor under James Warner and conducted a large number of surveys throughout Queensland.  Pratten Street commemorates his name

Source: MA
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