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Francis Roberts Plaque Inscription / March 2013
Francis Roberts Plaque Inscription / March 2013

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A plaque commemorates the achievements of Francis Edward Roberts who surveyed the Queensland - New South Wales border in 1863. 

In 1863 surveyors Francis Edward Roberts from Queensland and Isaiah Rowland from New South Wales were chosen to survey the boundary line. This was between the two colonies from Point Danger to the Dumaresq River. Although two separate surveys were carried out, in many instances both surveyors used the same tree to mark the corners. As a result of the two different surveys, Rowland and Roberts defined the border in different positions. The New South Wales and Queensland governments have since essentially adopted the survey of Roberts in preference to that by Rowland. Rowland finished his survey in 1865 while Roberts finished in 1866.

Location

Address:Boundary Street, Near Border Marker , Coolangatta, 4225
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.168011
Long: 153.543696
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Approx. Event Start Date:1863
Approx. Event End Date:1866

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st December, 1948
Front Inscription
TO HONOUR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF 
SURVEYOR FRANCIS EDWARD ROBERTS
   WHO IN 1863-1866
SURVEYED THE QUEENSLAND-NEW SOUTH WALES BORDER 
OVER RUGGED AND MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY 
    FOR A DISTANCE OF 
215 MILES FROM POINT DANGER 
THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED 
1st DECEMBER 1948. 
Source: H, MA
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