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Diverse, Mapping Related, Articles
- Looking at today's maps or imagery of the Tanami Desert region of the Northern Territory there is almost no evidence of previous activity. During some 60 years of the 20th century however, several routes crossed the area. Six such routes were selected for digital restoration and display on a common map base providing a different view of the Tanami. Note that today travel in this region is restricted.
- Mapping a Continent, a 1948 article by then Colonel Lawrence FitzGerald, OBE, Director of Military Survey about the status of mapping Australia at that time (Walkabout, Australian Geographical Magazine, Journal of the Australian Geographical Society, Vol.14, No.10, 1 August 1948, pp. 9-15 accessed at : https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-739085301).
- Map Production Story, a 1979 publication by the Army Survey Regiment. The Army's method had many parallels with the methodology used by Nat Map.
- The Topographical Map Series of Australia, a 1965 publication by BT Tyson, University of Melbourne; revised and edited extracts for the website, 2021.
- A brief review of the worldwide introduction and use of Timeballs.
- Bomford, AG and Paterson WSB, (1958), The Survey of South Georgia, Empire Survey Review, Vol.XIV, No.108, pp.242-247.
- Lewis Hubert Lasseter (1880-1931) later and more commonly Lewis Harold Bell Lasseter died a lonely death in the bush searching for a fortune in gold. This article by Paul Wise, does not repeat the Lasseter story or the search for his reef of gold, but is about reconciling various locations, from the literature, connected with the region and the Lasseter story. In doing so maps of the time from explorers and others are examined as many of the place or feature names relevant to the region and Lasseter, are spelt differently by different people and other place names are not depicted on modern maps or listed in gazetteers. WARNING : This article contains the names and images of deceased aboriginal persons.
- April 2015 commemorated 100 years since our nation's involvement in the First World War. Frank J. Doolan's 1934 paper The Survey of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, provides another view of that monument's design and construction. The Shrine was carefully designed so that a natural ray of sunlight would fall on the word love, on the Stone of Remembrance at 11am. For the next five thousand years the design would see that this event occurred within 2 minutes of 11am on 11 November. Melbourne's adoption of daylight saving time in 1971/72, however, caused a problem which was solved with mirrors.
- The Lost Tribe (More correctly survivors of a lost society unable to continue without the other groups which formed the fabric of a culture that had sustained their people for 25,000 years) by Bob Goldsworthy. This article was first printed in Natmap News 50 of December 1984, but is republished here along with another referenced article. Photos of the encounter taken by Bob, Bobroff, Ed Burke & Jim Combe can be found here.
- Circa early 1970s Track Notes to drive from Laverton To Ayers Rock via Warburton (WARNING : these notes are some 40 years old and are provided for their historical value and not for navigational purposes as the tracks and their locations have changed).
- Not all mapping is about discovery as reported in "Australian scientists 'undiscover' south Pacific island".
- A dated (circa mid-1980s) but nonetheless interesting technical insight into the DETERMINATION OF MAGNETIC DECLINATION.
- Australian Mapping.
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