Map of the district of Geelong [cartographic material] / by Alexr. J. Skene, Surveyor to the District Council of Grant ; engraved by Thos. Ham, Melbourne
- Bib ID:
- Skene, Alexander James
- Online Version:
- National Library of Australia digitised item. MAP RM 983 (Copy 2)
- Scale [1:608,256]
- Geelong, Vic. : Jas. Harrison, 'Advertiser' Office, 1845
- 1 map ; 39 x 54 cm.
Map of the Geelong district (also referred to as Grant) showing most of the western part of Victoria from the east side of Port Phillip. The map includes roads, stations by name of holder, drainage, roadside inns, some comment on topography, and the surrounding districts of Murray, Normanby and Bourke. Relief is shown by hachures and some spot heights in feet.
- In lower left side of sheet: 13.
- Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231368204
- National Library's copy RM 983 includes a short newspaper article entitled An Old Squatting Map (origin unknown). The article comments on the usefulness of this map in identifying station owners in the area and discusses each of them. The article also claims this map was accompanied by a letter from the late Peter McArthur, who settled here in 1839 and summarises his experience as a station owner during the period 1839-1840's.
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- Other authors/contributors:
- Ham, Thomas, 1821-1870
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