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The plaque at the gravesite, commemorates Sir Thomas Mitchell, the explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The plaque also commemorates the centenary year of the New South Wales 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".


Address:Church & Lennox Streets, Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown, 2042
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.894722
Long: 151.179722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


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 1885.

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 Frderick and Camilla Victoria Mann who died 23st 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. Divsion centenary year 1991. 

Philip Atkinson  President of the Institute of Surveyors N.S.W. DIvision
Donald Grant    Surveyor General of N.S.W.

Land Information Centre
20th November 1991.

Source: MA
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