Surveyors at the snowline: surveying the ACT–NSW border 1910-15Friday 12 April 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Join leading Canberra historian Matthew Higgins as he tells a grand story of adventure and discovery by three young men working in Australia's rugged mountain country.
Percy Sheaffe, Harry Mouat and Freddie Johnston were the key surveyors to mark the national capital and its surrounding territory, and two of these men are commemorated by name in modern Canberra. Their survey marks have survived bushfire and bulldozers and are important heritage sites that directly link to the very birth of the Australian Capital Territory.
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