JAMES MEEHAN: A Most Excellent Surveyor

By: Dawson, Tony

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(x), + 148pp., illustrated throughout: intext, b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock pristine. 'James Meehan: A Most Excellent Surveyor' traces the life and contributions of James Meehan (1774-1826), from his early years in Ireland as a patriot, to his transportation to Sydney in the early 1800s where her spent two decades with the Office of Surveyor General, measuring land grants and leases. His exceptional ability as a surveyor was put to use with inland expeditions and he played the major role in the laying out and measuring of towns such as Sydney, Parramatta, Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Hobart in Van Diemans Land (Tasmania) . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Illustrations, Foreword. Introduction. Part 1/ Leaving Ireland. 2/ A Valuable Assistant. 3/ The Macquarie Years. 4/ Independent. Epilogue. Bibliography. References and Notes. Index. Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.

Title: JAMES MEEHAN: A Most Excellent Surveyor

Author Name: Dawson, Tony

Categories: Australian History, Australian Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Darlinghurst, N.S.W., Australia, Crossing Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0957829167

ISBN Number 13: 9780957829169

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013503

Keywords: Biography, Surveyors, New South Wales (Australia), Meehan, James (1774-1826), Dawson, Tony (Anthony), 1940-