C1908

Plan Shewing Areas Classified and those Subdivided Before Selection 1907-8

Detailed map of Western Australia showing land subdivided, ringbarked and classified  by Harry Frederick Johnston.

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S/N: WA-08012DHFJ–381070
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Full Title:

Plan Shewing Areas Classified and those Subdivided Before Selection 1907-8

Date:

C1908

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Lower left margin extended.

Technique:

Lithograph.

Image Size: 

333mm 
x 478mm

Paper Size: 

368mm 
x 510mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan Shewing Areas Classified and those Subdivided Before Selection 1907-8 - Antique Map from 1908

Genuine antique
dated:

1908

Description:

Detailed map of Western Australia showing land subdivided, ringbarked and classified  by Harry Frederick Johnston.

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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