Surveyor General of New South Wales

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The Surveyor General of New South Wales is the person nominally responsible for government surveying in New South Wales. The original duties for the Surveyor General was to measure and determine land grants for settlers in New South Wales.

List of Surveyors General of New South Wales[edit]

Surveyor General Period in office Notes
Herman Theodore Augustus Alt 1787[1]– 1803 Alt's job was mainly undertaken by then Deputy, Charles Grimes
Charles Grimes 1803 – 1811 George William Evans acted August 1803 – February 1805
John Oxley 1812 – 1828
Sir Thomas Mitchell 1828 - 1855 Samuel Augustus Perry, deputy from 1829.[2]
George Barney 1855 – 1859
Alexander Grant McLean 1861 – 1862 Acting Surveyor General 1859-1861
Walker Rannie Davidson 1864 – 1868 Acting Surveyor General 1861-1863
Philip Francis Adams 1868 - 1887 Assisted the NSW Government Astronomer in observing a transit of Venus
Edward Twynam 1890 – 1901 Acting Surveyor General 1888-1890
Position Abolished 1890 – 1911 Office of Surveyor-General abolished in 1890, replaced by
Chief Surveyor and Superintendent of Trigonometrical Survey.
Joseph Witter Allworth 1901 – 1904
Edward MacFarlane 1904 – 1908
Robert McDonald 1908 – 1911
Frederick Poate 1911 – 1916 Surveyor-General title revived 1911
John Broughton 1916 – 1922
Alfred Henry Chesterman 1922 – 1925
Henry Fraser Hall 1925 – 1926
Hamilton Bartlett Mathews 1926 – 1937
Arthur Max Allen 1937 – 1945
Harold George Barrie 1945 – 1946
Daniel Stern Mulley 1946 – 1953
George Wastley Vincent 1953 – 1960
Charles Edward Elphinstone 1960 – 1963
Henry Edward Hind Barr 1963 – 1965
Leo Noel Fletcher 1965 – 1978
Jack Darby 1979 – 1985
Donald Morrison Grant AM RFD 1986 – 2000 Awarded Member of the Order of Australia in June 1994 for service to surveying [3]
Warwick Arthur Watkins 2000 – 2011
Desmond Joseph Mooney 2011 – ?

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