C1907

Plan Shewing Areas Classified and those Subdivided Before Selection.

Detailed map extending from Geraldton to Albany showing areas either subdivided or in the process of being divided and areas ‘ringbarked’. Harry Frederick Johnston (1853&#8211June 1915) was Surveyor-General of Western Australia from 1896 to 1915. Born in 1853, as a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan Shewing Areas Classified and those Subdivided Before Selection.

Date:

C1907

Condition:

Half of the left hand side margin is narrow as issued, otherwise in good condition, folds.

Technique:

Lithograph

Image Size: 

334mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan Shewing Areas Classified and those Subdivided Before Selection. - Antique Print from 1907

Genuine antique
dated:

1907

Description:

Detailed map extending from Geraldton to Albany showing areas either subdivided or in the process of being divided and areas ‘ringbarked’. Harry Frederick Johnston (1853&#8211June 1915) was Surveyor-General of Western Australia from 1896 to 1915. Born in 1853, as a grandson of Marshall Clifton, he qualified as a surveyor and in 1884, he led a surveying expedition to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. A geologist who was attached to the group, Edward Hardman, was one of the first to discover gold in the area, and his report and maps became a valued resource in the subsequent Kimberley gold rush. In January 1885, Johnston made a claim for a reward offered by the Government of Western Australia for the discovery of the goldfield. He was widely criticised for what was seen by many as &quotMr. Johnston’s attempt to filch the credit.&quot However Johnston later stated &quotAll I wished was that my claim as a leader of the party and discoverer of new country should not be overlooked.&quot Harry Johnston was appointed Surveyor-General in 1896, and held the position until his death.

Harry Frederick Johnston (1853 - 1915)

Johnston was Surveyor-General of Western Australia from 1896 to 1915. Born in 1853, as a grandson of Marshall Clifton, he qualified as a surveyor and in 1884, he led a surveying expedition to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. A geologist who was attached to the group, Edward Hardman, was one of the first to discover gold in the area, and his report and maps became a valued resource in the subsequent Kimberley gold rush. In January 1885, Johnston made a claim for a reward offered by the Government of Western Australia for the discovery of the goldfield. He was widely criticised for what was seen by many as "Mr. Johnston's attempt to filch the credit." However Johnston later stated "All I wished was that my claim as a leader of the party and discoverer of new country should not be overlooked." Harry Johnston was appointed Surveyor-General in 1896, and held the position until his death.

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