Philip Francis Adams
Adams was born in Suffolk, England in 1828. Ten years later, his family removed to the north of Ireland, and he was educated at the Belfast Institution. In 1851, he emigrated to Canada, and subsequently had an unlucky experience at the Californian diggings. He came to Sydney, Australia in 1854, and was Government Land Surveyor for the Maitland district till 1857. He was afterwards connected with the Trigonometrical Survey of New South Wales. In 1864, he was appointed Deputy Surveyor General, and Surveyor General on 17 March 1868, succeeding Walker Rannie Davidson.
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