Map of the Colony of New South Wales (1834) by Sir Thomas Mitchell

Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834 by T.L. Mitchell, Surveyor General (Courtesy of the DIGS Database)
Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834 by T.L. Mitchell, Surveyor General (Courtesy of the DIGS Database) (Click to view full image)

 

Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834 by T.L. Mitchell, Surveyor General (Click to view full 500 dpi image)
Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834 by T.L. Mitchell, Surveyor General (Click to view full 500 dpi image)

Name: T. (Thomas) L. (Livingstone) Mitchell
William Keene Report Title: Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834, by T. L. Mitchell with geology added by William Keene.

Report Description: Map of the Colony of New South Wales, 1834
Collation: 1 AO map
Report Year: 1834

Abstract: Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834. Surveyed by T.L. Mitchell (Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell), Surveyor General, and presented to Edward Geoffery Smith Stantley. Drawn by T. L. Mitchell, engraved by John Carmichael, republished in London 1834.

Geology was added possibly about 1869. The map is sub scripted “Sir Thos Mitchell’s map of New South Wales. Coloured Geologically so far as the Strata have been examined” and signed by William Keene, Government Examiner of Coal Fields.

Compare with the original 1834 map here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6019849743/

Click here for the high res version: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6019849743/sizes/o/

November 2017 postscript, information courtesy of Wendy Gallagher (NSW State Archives and Records Authority) in reply to an enquiry from Dr Brendan Whyte, Assistant Curator of Maps, National Library of Australia:

State Archives NSW holds the original map.  The State archives number is NRS 17238 H0003.  It is described as Map of the colony of New South Wales by Sir Thomas Mitchell. Coloured Geologically so far as the strata have been examined by William Keene. Government examiner of coal fields 1834 (for publish date. Subsequent geology marked on after this possibly 1869). Republished in London. Geologist W. Keene. Engraver John Carmichael. T.L Mitchell. Has been geologically coloured to ex press the geological units as far as the strata had been examined (approximate 1834). 3centimetres: 1mile. 1330 millimetres x 640 millimetres.

The map can be viewed at the Western Sydney Records Centre https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/plan-your-visit.  The map is an unusual shape so it would be helpful if you were coming to see it, to contact them prior to your visit.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist & Chair, CRWP, now Hunter Living Histories


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