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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 yeras 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:Gympie Terrace, Adjacent to Quota Park, Noosaville, 4566
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.397778
Long: 153.062361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

Commemorative Permanent Survey Mark


Plaque :

Q150 (1859 - 2009) GPS Mark

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

In memory of Clarendon Stuart (1833 - 1912)

Clarendon Stuart was responsible for surveying this area at the time of Queensland`s independence from NSW in 1859.  Also an artist, Stuart often enhanced his work with sketches of the districts surveyed, with his water colour of the Noosa later winning a prize in the Gympie Exhibition of 1874.

In 1869, he was appointed Gold Commissioner for the Gympie Field, and despite losing half a hand in a shooting accident, he undertook the first surveys of several Queensland towns including Tewantin, Townsville, Bowen and Rockhampton.  He was an active church and community member wherever he lived.

Source: MA
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