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Robert Dixon Cairn :10-06-2009
Robert Dixon Cairn :10-06-2009

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Memorial cairn erected by the Institute of Surveyors in memory of surveyor Robert Dixon who established the Normanby Plains trigonomical baseline which started the first accurate mapping of Queensland.

Robert Dixon, 1800-1858, was an assistant surveyor with the NSW Surveyor General's Department. He surveyed extensive areas of NSW and in 1840 was promoted surveyor in charge of the Moreton Bay District. He was suspended after a dispute with the commandment of the penal establishment, Lieutenant German.

Location

Address:Warrill View - Peak Crossing Road, Harrisville, 4307
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.814174
Long: 152.650956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS, AUSTRALIA
QUEENSLAND DIVISION
BICENTENNIAL PROJECT

"IN THE STEPS OF OUR FOREFATHERS"

IN HONOUR OF SURVEYOR ROBERT DIXON

IN OCTOBER 1839, SURVEYOR ROBERT DIXON ESTABLISHED THE NORMANBY PLAINS TRIGONOMETRICAL BASELINE THREE
MILES LONG APPROXIMATELY THROUGH THIS POINT.  THE START THE FIRST ACCURATE MAPPING OF QUEENSLAND.

 

 

Source: MA
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