James Meehan's survey of Hobart Town in 1811
Bolt, F (1981) James Meehan's survey of Hobart Town in 1811. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 115 . pp. 5-18. ISSN 0080-4703
During his visit to Hobart Town in 1811, Governor Macquarie instructed Acting Surveyor
James Meehan to make a design for the layout of this small but growing settle-ment
on the shores of the Derwent River.
The field notes of Meehan's survey work executed as a result of these instructions were recently
rediscovered and were analysed and plotted by the author, enabling him to show in map form his
interpretation of these survey notes.
The resulting map portrays an interesting picture of Hobart Town during the Collins period
which is not complete. This interpretation of Meehan's survey notes may encourage further studies.
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