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Family history and QLD surveyors: Mapping connections
September 21 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
Over a period of 30 years, Bill Kitson has researched the stories behind 700 plus QLD surveyors. Listen to their stories, the research trails Bill followed and the artefacts they left behind. One of these men may be related to you!
Presenter: Bill Kitson
Bill Kitson was born in Ayr in north Queensland and gained his surveying qualifications in 1965 from The University of Queensland followed by a Graduate Diploma of Community Museum Management from James Cook University in 1993. He has worked in surveying and town planning, as a survey advisor and curator of the Lands, Mapping and Surveying Museum. He was the leader of the 1985 Centenary trek to Haddon Corner and was instrumental in the dedication of the James Warner Park at Kangaroo Point. He has done over 2000 presentations to community groups and media outlets on various aspects of surveying in Queensland and received a number of awards, most recently the Royal Geographical Society (QLD) Thomson Medal.
Image: SLQ, Alan Cunningham’s map of Moreton Bay district, 1829