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

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The cairn was erected by the Institute of Surveyors to commemorate surveyor Robert Dixon (1800 - 1858) who established the Normanby Plains trigonomical baseline which started the first accurate mapping of Queensland.

Robert Dixon was an assistant surveyor with the New South Wales Surveyor General's Department, and he surveyed extensive areas of New South Wales 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.


Address:Warrill View - Peak Crossing Road, Harrisville, 4307
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.814174
Long: 152.650956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Front Inscription


The Institute 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 Plans trigonometrical baseline three miles long approximately through this point.  The start pf the first accurate mapping of Queensland.




Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au