C1907

Map of Part of the Water Frontage of the City of Sydney Showing Parts of the Land and Wharfage Vested in the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners.

Mapmaker:

Stephen Edward Perdriau (1858 - 1931)

Rare, large scale detailed map of Darling Harbour, extending from Pyrmont to Farm Cove. This was the most complete and up-to-date survey of the harbour and wharves. A colour key at lower right.

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Full Title:

Map of Part of the Water Frontage of the City of Sydney Showing Parts of the Land and Wharfage Vested in the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners.

Date:

C1907

Mapmaker:

Stephen Edward Perdriau (1858 - 1931)

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued. Laid down onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph

Image Size: 

610mm 
x 710mm

Frame Size: 

910mm 
x 1003mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Part of the Water Frontage of the City of Sydney Showing Parts of the Land and Wharfage Vested in the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners. - Antique Print from 1907

Genuine antique
dated:

1907

Description:

Rare, large scale detailed map of Darling Harbour, extending from Pyrmont to Farm Cove. This was the most complete and up-to-date survey of the harbour and wharves. A colour key at lower right.

Biography:

Stephen Edward Perdriau (1858–1931)

Educated at Fort Street Model and Sydney Grammar schools. He became a cadet in the survey department in 1875, licensed surveyor in 1879 and joined the survey branch of the Department of Lands on 2 January 1880. After assisting on the trigonometrical survey at the base-line camp at Richmond, he worked in the North Sydney district until appointed supervising surveyor at head office where he carried out many important government surveys (including Centennial Park) in Sydney and the metropolitan area.

In 1890 Perdriau served on the board appointed to inquire into floods at Bourke and advised on the distribution of relief money. He was attached as special officer to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for the 1897 inquiry into the extension of the railway into the city of Sydney. In 1901 he was appointed chief surveyor and land valuer to the new Sydney Harbour Trust; he estimated the cost of the resumption of the private wharves at Darling Harbour at £3.25 million: the actual cost to the government was £3.5 million.

The acknowledged expert and referee for all disputed water-frontage assessments in Port Jackson, Perdriau retired in 1923.

 

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