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A plaque at the gravesite, erected in memory of Sir Thomas Mitchell, the explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The plaque also commemorates the centenary year of the N.S.W. Division of the Institute of Syrveyors. 

Sir Thomas Mitchell, Surveyor-General of New South Wales from 1828, led significant expeditions which resulted in charting the `Nine Counties of New South Wales`. He was loyal and encouraging to his parties, yet his Governors found him a difficult man and he had little tolerance for explorers. At the commemoration of the restoration of his grave, Mitchell`s favourite phrase, still in family use, was revealed: "Leichhardt couldn`t find his way up York Street".

Location

Address:Church & Lennox Streets, Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown, 2042
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.894722
Long: 151.179722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1991
Front Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
COL.SIR THOMAS LIVINGSTONE MITCHELL Kt.D.C.L.
SURVEYOR GENERAL OF NEW SOUTH WALES 
WHO DIED 5th OCTOBER 1855. IN HIS 64th YEAR. 

ALSO OF CAMILLA VICTORIA  THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE SIR THOMAS LIVINGSTONE MITCHELL AND WIFE OF JOHN FREDERICK MANN Esq. DIED 16TH OCTOBER 1863. AGED 27 YEARS.

ALSO BENTLEY CAMILLE MITCHELL TWIN SON OF THE ABOVE JOHN FREDERICK AND CAMILLA VICTORIA MANN WHO DIED 21st DECEMBER 1863. AGED 10 WEEKS AND THREE DAYS.

ALSO BLANCHE NICHOLSON MITCHELL SIXTH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE SIR THOMAS LIVINGSTONE MITCHELL DIED 17th SEPTEMBER 1869. AGED 26 YEARS. 

THIS PLAQUE WAS PLACED BY THE INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS. NSW.INC., NSW DIVISION OF THE INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS AUSTRALIA  AND THE LAND INFORMATION CENTRE. TO PAY RESPECTS TO SIR THOMAS MITCHELL, A GREAT PIONEER AND FELLOW SURVEYOR.
AND TO COMMEMORATE THE INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS N.S.W. DIVISION. CENTENARY YEAR 1991. 

Philip Atkinson                      Donald Grant
President Of The                  Surveyor General Of N.S.W. 
Institute Of Surveyors           Land Information Centre
N.S.W. Division                     20th November 1991.                   


 
Source: MA
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