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National Mapping Related Articles

  • The little known Relief Model of Australia is a 64 square metre representation of Australia at approximately 1: 500,000 scale. Conceived, and built under his supervision by Edwin Sherbon Hills (1906-1986) of the University of Melbourne, it was initially financed by the Army but finally completed with funding from National Mapping in 1954. The Commonwealth's copy of the 26 parts of the model is understood to be housed by Scienceworks (Sydney) at its Moreland store.
  • During the 1960s, a number of Natmappers attended the Royal Australian Survey Corps, School of Military Survey, formerly at Balcombe, Victoria. This article attempts to record those who attended and provides information and photographs from the time.
  • John Allen came across a story involving Nat Map's Howard Angus Bill Johnson. Remembering hearing about the events at the time, John has provided further detail for this article.
  • Frank Johnston's (Natmap 1971-73) presentation on Surveying Methods for Control of Mapping as a PDF file for easier reading.
  • At its meeting of 2 June 2016, the ACT Heritage Council decided to register the Natmap's original Orroral Geodetic Observatory. The information and documents for this article were kindly provided by John Manning and Bob Twilley.
  • During their recent travels Bill and Fiona Stuchbery revisited several stations occupied for Aerodist line measuring operations in 1973. This article describes the current condition of the stations visited.
  • National Mapping Aerodist survey control station NMC 40 is located on the side of the Sturt Highway to the east of Hay in the Riverina district of New South Wales. This survey station was revisited in July 2015. Revisits to NM/C/131 outside of Dubbo, New South Wales, and NM/B/337 outside of Goondiwindi, Queensland, have also now been documented.
  • The Centre(s) of Australia - why we have five (5) and where they are!
  • NMD 25 : The Last “Natmap” Cairn.
  • NATMAP SURVEY BEACONS IN GOOD CONDITION AFTER 46 YEARS by Laurie Mclean with additional material by Paul Wise.
  • NMG 56 - its condition after standing against the elements of the Tanami for some 53 years.