C1893

Map of Queensland Prepared at the Surveyor General's Office, Brisbane, 1892.

Mapmaker:

Queensland Surveyor General's Office

Large detailed map of Queensland dated 1892 and revised to April 1893 showing tick infested country and lines of containment. Inset map of Australia showing railway lines is at top right. In November 1893 the Colonial Secretary, Horace Tozer,  established … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of Queensland Prepared at the Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane, 1892.

Date:

C1893

Mapmaker:

Queensland Surveyor General's Office

Engraver:

F.Weber 

Condition:

Minor repairs otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued and laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

615mm 
x 830mm

Paper Size: 

675mm 
x 895mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Queensland Prepared at the Surveyor General's Office, Brisbane, 1892. - Antique Map from 1893

Genuine antique
dated:

1893

Description:

Large detailed map of Queensland dated 1892 and revised to April 1893 showing tick infested country and lines of containment. Inset map of Australia showing railway lines is at top right.

In November 1893 the Colonial Secretary, Horace Tozer,  established a Stock Institute in Brisbane for pathological and bacteriological purposes with Charles Joseph Pound to be its head. This led to Pound being commissioned by the Government in 1894 to investigate redwater cattle disease in the Gulf Country of Northern Australia. He reported parasites transmitted by ticks as the cause which was subsequently confirmed by James Sidney Hunt. A system of preventive inoculation was developed following Pound’s experiments with blood from animals surviving tick fever..

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