Monday, December 27, 2010


This is apparently a tracing of the first land survey of what was to become the Federal Territory conducted by Surveyor George Dixon (actually I believe Robert Dixon (bio). It is a map of the community in the mid 19th century settlement of the colony of New South Wales, what was later to become Canberra...

Federal Capital Pioneer - 22 April 1926

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