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This page will be an attempt to gather some data about the earliest surveyors in Western Australia. It's an inchoate work in progress.

John Septimus Roe (1797-1878) arrived on Parmelia in June 1829 as the civilian surveyor-general. He retired in 1871 at 73, dying in 1878.

Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy (1861-1880) was 1841-1853 assistant government surveyor at Swan River Colony.

Alfred Hillman

Raphael Clint

Robert Dale

Henry Sutherland (surveyed Guildford town with Hillman?)

F. T. Gregory (explorer?)

James Cowle

A. J. Lewis

Andrew Forrest

Shenton (not)

H.M. Ommanney

References and Links

Moyal, Ann 2017, 'Surveyors: Mapping the Distance, Early Surveying in Australia', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. [mostly eastern states]

Garry Gillard | New: 9 April, 2021 | Now: 26 July, 2023