C1902

[HASTINGS RIVER] Hastings River Entrance. [Port Macquarie]

Rare detailed map of Port Macquarie, with allotments marked, from the surveys by McKenny, showing depths and mud flats which are coloured brown. Showing improvement works headed by Thomas William Keele, the Principal Engineer of the Harbours and Rivers Branch. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[HASTINGS RIVER] Hastings River Entrance. [Port Macquarie]

Date:

C1902

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Colour photo lithograph.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 305mm
AUTHENTICITY
[HASTINGS RIVER] Hastings River Entrance. [Port Macquarie] - Antique Print from 1902

Genuine antique
dated:

1902

Description:

Rare detailed map of Port Macquarie, with allotments marked, from the surveys by McKenny, showing depths and mud flats which are coloured brown. Showing improvement works headed by Thomas William Keele, the Principal Engineer of the Harbours and Rivers Branch.

We have never seen this map for sale in our 40 years of business.

Thomas William Keele (1850 - 1927)

Thomas William Keele (1850-1927) Keele entered the Harbours and Rivers Branch of the Public Works Department of New South Wales as a cadet under in 1868. Three years later he was appointed Assistant Surveyor, being engaged upon surveys of the Murray river. He was subsequently employed as Engineering Surveyor, being in charge of all the principal surveys for improving the navigation of the rivers and bar harbours of the Colony From 1885 to 1889 he was engaged in investigations for the water-supply of several towns, and supervised works for the improvement of Circular Quay, Sydney. He was appointed in 1889 Engineer-in-Charge of works in the Tweed river and Richmond river districts, carrying out improvements to the entrance of the Richmond river designed by Sir John Coode but in the following year he returned to Sydney to take up the appointment of Principal Assistant Engineer. In 1901 he became Principal Engineer of the Harbours and Rivers Branch.

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