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1921  Mixing concrete at the border camp. L to R  C.M. Hambidge, C. A,  Maddern,  M.P. Durack & H.B. Curlewis - KHS-2011-15-07-P2-D | by Kununurra Historical Society
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1921 Mixing concrete at the border camp. L to R C.M. Hambidge, C. A, Maddern, M.P. Durack & H.B. Curlewis - KHS-2011-15-07-P2-D

1921 Mixing concrete at the border camp. L to R C.M. Hambidge, C. A, Maddern, M.P. Durack & H.B. Curlewis

 

View a detailed account of the 1921 WA/NT Border determinations compiled by KHS from...

www.kununurra.org.au/research/1921-wa-nt-border-determinations

 

Hambidge Family Collection - Courtesy of former Surveyor General of SA, John Porter and Chris Jordan.

 

KHS Digital Archive No. KHS-2011-15-07-P2-D

www.kununurra.org.au/

 

Digitised and documented by KHS Volunteers with the assistance of a grant from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

 

THE STATE'S NORTHERN BOUNDARY.

WHERE AND HOW IT WAS FIXED.

 

Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885-1954)

Thursday 18 August 1921

p 42 Article

... many miles further on is the famous Carlton Reach, seven miles of permanent water, and.many perman- ent ... 2356 words

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Article identifier

nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38864646

Page identifier

nla.gov.au/nla.news-page3519559

APA citation

THE STATE'S NORTHERN BOUNDARY. (1921, August 18). Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885-1954), p. 42. Retrieved May 28, 2011, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38864646

 

13 corrections, most recently by Kununurra-Historical-Society

 

THE STATE'S NORTHERN BOUNDARY.

 

WHERE AND HOW IT WAS FIXED.

 

The members of the longitude party consisting of Mr. G. F. Dodwell, Government Astronomer of South Australia Mr. H. B. Curlewis, Government Astronomer of Western Australia, Mr. C. M. Hambidge, of the South Australian Survey Department and Mr. C. A. Maddern Assistant in the Adelaide Observatory, immediately after the completion of longitude work at Deakin, on the trans-Australian railway journeyed to Perth and thence proceeded up the coast in the State steamer Bambra, to carry out a similar task in the East Kimberley.

 

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The Camp.

 

A suitable spot for the camp , was reached on June 20, and the erection of the aerial masts, the building of the cement observing pillars and the setting up of the tents and bush shelter were set in hand at once.

 

As soon as the cement pillars were ready, the two instruments—Mr. Dodwell's portable transit and Mr. Curlewis's 12-inch theodolite, were installed in position and observations for time were commenced. These were continued with-out intermission until July 7, and from the preliminary computing the clock errors thus obtained, appeared quite satisfactory.

 

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Taken in June 1921