John Oxley Print Page
A sculpture at John Oxley Reserve, marks the bicentenary of John Oxley’s appointment as New South Wales’ third Surveyor General in 1812
Governor Macquarie began issuing the land around the Cowpastures in large grants from 1810. John Oxley received two off these properties, naming them Kirkham and Elderslie. These large estates became semi-autonomous villages.
John Oxley was involved in inland and coastal explorations in NSW looking for areas suitable for settlement. He was also involved in various agricultural and business ventures and charitable groups.
|Address:||The Lanes, John Oxley Reserve, Kirkham, 2570|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.026398|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Actual Event STart Date:||1812|
|Actual Event End Date:||2012|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 25th October, 2012|