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2012 Expedition

Border Surveying Expedition


Nine students from Curtin University’s Department of Spatial Sciences re-trace the footsteps of early surveyors when they survey parts of the Nullarbor,  resurveying areas of historical importance within an area of 57,000 square kilometres in the South East.


Included are Norseman, Balladonia, Madura and Eucla. These areas selected were initially surveyed about 80 years ago and the results will be used by Landgate to verify the original work. The expedition will give the students a unique opportunity to practice their skills in remote areas. Students will experience project management, historical research, cadastral and geodetic surveying, digital scanning and 3D underground mining surveying.


All participants are volunteers and the expedition is funded by industry sponsorship.


Two Curtin media students also accompanied the expedition.


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