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97/294/1 Marker, trigonometrical station E, triangular, brass, JTC Richmond, Australia, 1927. Click to enlarge.

Marker for Trigonometrical Station E

Made
Marker, Trigonometrical Station E, triangular, brass, JTC Richmond, Australia,1927.
Triangular brass plate with three countersunk screw holes in each corner and a drill hole in the centre. Inscribed: REFIXED/SUR. RICHMOND/[1927]/TRIG STN./E.

Summary

Object No.

97/294/1

Object Statement

Marker, trigonometrical station E, triangular, brass, JTC Richmond, Australia, 1927

Physical Description

Marker, Trigonometrical Station E, triangular, brass, JTC Richmond, Australia,1927.
Triangular brass plate with three countersunk screw holes in each corner and a drill hole in the centre. Inscribed: REFIXED/SUR. RICHMOND/[1927]/TRIG STN./E.

Marks

Engraved with the following on one side, 'REFIXED / [illegible] / SUR. RICHMOND / [illeg] / TRIG. STN. / E'.

Production

Notes

The marker plate was placed in position by Surveyor JTC Richmond of the MWS&DB.

1927

History

Notes

Trig Station E, on top of the tower of Sydney Observatory, was used as the origin of the Trigonometrical Survey of NSW and the for the Triangulation of South Eastern Australia until 1966.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Marker for Trigonometrical Station E 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/158056>

Wikipedia

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