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2014 Expedition

Murchison District


The expedition departed Perth on June 28 to the Payne’s Find / Cue / Mt Magnet area and returned on July 12, 2014.


All projects were field completed on time and included:

  • Laser Scanning of the Payne's Find Gold Battery

  • Laser Scanning of Jokers Tunnel gold mine

  • Verifying the old existing ‘Forrest Trig’ geodetic network

  • Re-establishing a junction of Vermin Proof fences

  • Re-establishing cadastral boundaries scanning historic buildings at the old Big Bell town site

  • Re-establishing cadastral boundaries and geodetic connections at the old Austin town site

  • Scanning of Walga rock including a large section of Aboriginal rock-art


A commemorative sign was placed at Austin Townsite,  alongside Great Northern Highway, showing cadastral details and historic information.

GPS check points, of a plaque in concrete just above ground level showing latitude and longitude, were placed at all significant points visited.


Project Management included daily logistics involving the 8 four wheel drive vehicles, trailers and survey and camping equipment. This year we had a full bush camp on Austin Downs Station for six nights introducing some additional challenges.


Two Curtin University media students accompanied the expedition, and produced a documentary.

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