C1857

Agricultural Lots Parish of Borhoneyghurk County of Grant.

Mapmaker:

Alexander John Skene (1820 - 1894)

Rare map by Alexander John Skene and published by Crown Lands Melbourne The Department of Crown Lands and Survey was responsible for the administration of survey and mapping and the sale, occupation and management of crown land throughout its existence. … Read Full Description

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S/N: VIC-1857-SKEN–189853
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Full Title:

Agricultural Lots Parish of Borhoneyghurk County of Grant.

Date:

C1857

Mapmaker:

Alexander John Skene (1820 - 1894)

Engraver:

R.Meikle 

Condition:

Slight soiling, folds as issued, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 215mm
AUTHENTICITY
Agricultural Lots Parish of Borhoneyghurk County of Grant. - Antique Print from 1857

Genuine antique
dated:

1857

Description:

Rare map by Alexander John Skene and published by Crown Lands Melbourne

The Department of Crown Lands and Survey was responsible for the administration of survey and mapping and the sale, occupation and management of crown land throughout its existence. It was responsible for all matters concerning the administration of crown lands including survey, exploration, sale, occupation and use of public land.

Biography:

Alexander John Skene (1820-1894)

Government officer, born at Aberdeen. He was educated at King’s College and the University, Aberdeen and practised as a surveyor shortly after his arrival in Melbourne in 1839.

He became official surveyor to the Grant district council in 1843 and a government district surveyor in October 1848; for the next five years was a leader in the first mapping and selection of town sites and major routes in the southern part of the Western District, and he demonstrated that the theodolite was more accurate and reliable than the compass techniques previously used. His pioneering work in a rapidly growing region was consolidated after he took over the district survey office in Geelong in 1853.  

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