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1st Northern Territory Surveyor-General South Australian Surveyor-General George Woodroffe Goyder
Garry West
NT Surveyor-General
NT Spatial 2011 – The State of Play 3-4 February, 2011, Darwin, NT

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GEORGE WOODROFFE GOYDER 1826 - 1898

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This Presentation
• • • • • • Goyder’s Career Development of the North The Darwin Expedition Logistics and Hardship Achievements Legacies

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Goyder’s Career
• • • • • • Born Liverpool 1826 SA Surveyor-General Goyder’s Line Northern Expedition Civil Service Died Adelaide 1898

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Northern Territory of South Australia

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The Fifth Settlement
1824 Fort Dundas 1827 Fort Wellington 1838 Victoria Settlement 1865 Escape Cliffs 1869 Palmerston / Darwin

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1865 Escape Cliffs Surveys
A Matter of Commerce

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The Northern Expedition
• • • • The survey imperative On Goyder’s terms Men and equipment for 8 months 41 days at sea The Moonta

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Goyder’s Fort Hill Camp

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Logistics and Hardship

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Mitchell’s Elrundie Camp

Packard’s Knob

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McLachlan’s Three Wells Camp

Freds Pass

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Achievements

1869 Survey Expedition

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Legacies

Township of Palmerston (Darwin)

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Legacies Street Names

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Legacies Darwin City

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Legacies
1869 Landing Re-enactment

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National Trust of Australia
Goyder Day Commemorations
1700 Landing Saturday 5 February, 2011 Deckchair Cinema Jervois Road, Darwin, NT
Tel: 8 8981 2848 Email: foh.ntnt@internode.on.net WEB site: nationaltrustnt.org.net

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