C1891

South Australia. Development of the Interior. Stock Route. Oodnadatta to Macdonnell Ranges. Plan Showing Proposed Additional Water Supplies.

Mapmaker:

Alexander Bain Moncrieff (1845 - 1928)

Rare map showing stock routes and wells from Oodnatta to Macdonnell Ranges. The natural springs that run right through this country enabled the Aborigines, explorers and pastoralists like Sidney Kidman to travel and move live stock in this country. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

South Australia. Development of the Interior. Stock Route. Oodnadatta to Macdonnell Ranges. Plan Showing Proposed Additional Water Supplies.

Date:

C1891

Mapmaker:

Alexander Bain Moncrieff (1845 - 1928)

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

460mm 
x 765mm

Paper Size: 

850mm 
x 515mm
AUTHENTICITY
South Australia. Development of the Interior. Stock Route. Oodnadatta to Macdonnell Ranges. Plan Showing Proposed Additional Water Supplies. - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

Rare map showing stock routes and wells from Oodnatta to Macdonnell Ranges. The natural springs that run right through this country enabled the Aborigines, explorers and pastoralists like Sidney Kidman to travel and move live stock in this country.

The map shows the additional proposed water supplies and railway to support the movement of stock.

Biography:

Alexander Bain Moncrieff (1845-1928)

Moncrieff helped Peter Scratchley to design and construct fortifications at Largs Bay and Glanville upon their completion he became resident engineer for the Great Northern Railway at Quorn. In 1888 Moncrieff returned to Adelaide as engineer-in-chief, succeeding H. C. Mais. He designed and implemented far-sighted drainage schemes in the south-east(1911). His Barossa dam was hailed by an American engineering journal as fit ‘to rank with the most famous dams in the world’ for ‘the boldness of its design’.

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