27 May 1828 - Thomas Livingstone Mitchell became the Surveyor-General

#OnThisDay 27 May 1828 Thomas Livingstone Mitchell became the Surveyor-General following the death of John Oxley. He held this position until 1855 and did much to improve the quality and accuracy of the Surveyor-General's Department. He conducted many exploratory expeditions and published journals of his trips. He died while still the Surveyor General in 1855.


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