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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.
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THE INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS, AUSTRALIA
"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.