The early explorers
Today we celebrate Global Surveyors day for 2021.
The early surveyors were amongst Australia’s greatest explorers and community leaders.
Those were rugged times in the days of early settlement in Australia.
The names of Mathew Flinders, Thomas Mitchell, John Oxley, Charles Sturt, John McDougall Stuart, Burke & Wills, Ludwig Leichhardt, etc are household names and all surveyors.
Many interesting stories such as the Burke & Wills exploration that failed to return or Ludwig Leichhardt and his exploration party of 7which disappeared in 1848 without a trace. So there were many dangers in their work.