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Title: Surveyor Galloway and Moreton Bay: Brinkmanship and Final Honours
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1980
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11851
Abstract: On 16 August 1855 in Sydney a letter was written to John James Galloway by the Surveyor General, which was, in effect, the beginning of modern style closer land use for the former penal settlement at Moreton Bay and of correct surveying for the area which was to become southern Queensland. It read: "No. 55/1100 Surveyor Generals Office, Sydney, 16th August 1855 To J. J. Galloway, Esq. Sir, I have to inform you that, as by the death of the late Mr. Surveyor Burnett you have become the Third Senior Surveyor, His Excellency the Governor General approves of your receiving the Salary attached to that position, viz. £350 per annum, to commence on the 26th of last month, the date of your return to the Colony. I am, etc. (Signed) T. L. Mitchell Surveyor General." It was followed four days later (SG No. 55/1102) by the further formal intimation that Galloway would proceed to Moreton Bay 'to take charge' of the office 'at present temporarily filled by Mr. F. E. Roberts'. The recipient of both these communications, John James Galloway (b. 18 February 1818 at Leith, Scotland) had returned to New South Wales after his long (and only period of) leave in England and Scotland, after sailing home from Sydney on the ship 'Kimiera' on 25 January 1854.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Royal Historical Society of Queensland Historical Papers, XI [11](1), p. 129-159
Publisher: Royal Historical Society of Queensland
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0815-9653
Field of Research (FOR): 050203 Environmental Education and Extension
040607 Surface Processes
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 910599 Measurement Standards and Calibration Services not elsewhere classified
910102 Demography
949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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