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H8138 Tree blaze, Red Ironbark / metal / paper, maker unknown, used by James Meehan, Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia, 1809. Click to enlarge.

Surveyors tree blaze used by James Meehan

Made
Tree blaze consisting of two lengths of wood held together by two pieces of metal, which have been nailed to the wood. A cardboard sign attached to the top of the blaze reads: 'The remains of a REFERENCE TREE found at Mulgoa N.S.W. in 1936. The tree, a Red Ironbark, was marked for a corner of Portion 27, surveyed by James Meehan in 1809. J.T.C Richmond. Surveyor.'.

Summary

Object No.

H8138

Object Statement

Tree blaze, Red Ironbark / metal / paper, maker unknown, used by James Meehan, Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia, 1809

Physical Description

Tree blaze consisting of two lengths of wood held together by two pieces of metal, which have been nailed to the wood. A cardboard sign attached to the top of the blaze reads: 'The remains of a REFERENCE TREE found at Mulgoa N.S.W. in 1936. The tree, a Red Ironbark, was marked for a corner of Portion 27, surveyed by James Meehan in 1809. J.T.C Richmond. Surveyor.'.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

705 mm

Width

310 mm

Depth

82 mm

Production

Notes

Maker unknown.

History

Notes

The tree blaze was used by surveyor James Meehan in Mulgoa, New South Wales, in 1809.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr J T C Richmond, 1967

Acquisition Date

28 May 1967

Cite this Object

Harvard

Surveyors tree blaze used by James Meehan 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 December 2021, <https://ma.as/250347>

Wikipedia

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