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James Meehan's survey of Hobart Town in 1811

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posted on 2023-11-03, 03:45 authored by F Bolt
During his visit to Hobart Town in 1811, Governor Macquarie instructed Acting Surveyor James Meehan to make a design for the layout of this small but growing settle­ment on the shores of the Derwent River.
The field notes of Meehan's survey work executed as a result of these instructions were recently rediscovered and were analysed and plotted by the author, enabling him to show in map form his interpretation of these survey notes. The resulting map portrays an interesting picture of Hobart Town during the Collins period which is not complete. This interpretation of Meehan's survey notes may encourage further studies.

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PapersProceedingsRoyalSociety

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115

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0080-4703

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