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The Goyder survey expedition 1869–1870
was led by George Goyder; Surveyor-General from the South Australia Department of Lands and Survey, and is a truly significant chapter in the story of the Northern Territory.

He was sent to the Northern Territory in 1869 to complete a land survey and select a site for the capital.

One hundred and fifty men were selected for the expedition and within six months they had surveyed 269,683 hectares, identified further land for growing tropical products and recommended Palmerston as the site for the capital.

The following transcription of Goyder's diary and indexes were compiled by local historian, Kathy de la Rue.

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SUMMARY_OF_GOYDER_edited.pdf.jpg2002-01-01Summary of Goyder's diaryDe La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
Goyder's_team_edtied.pdf.jpg2004-01-01Members of the Northern Territory survey expedition of 1868-70 : this list has been compiled from Goyder’s Diary and from Margaret Goyder Kerr, The surveyors: the story of the founding of Darwin (Adelaide: Rigby, 1971)De La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
Goyder's_diary_edited.pdf.jpg2002-01-01Northern Territory survey expedition, 1868-70 diary kept by the Surveyor General (G.W. Goyder) Jan 1 to Sep 18 1869De La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
GOYDER_indexed_edited.pdf.jpg2002-01-01Goyder, G W. Northern Territory survey expedition, 1868-70 : diary kept by the Surveyor General (G.W. Goyder), Jan 1 to Sept 28, 1869 : indexed entriesDe La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
DIARY_-_INDEX_OF_PEOPLE.pdf.jpg2002-01-01Goyder's diary : index of peopleDe La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
PH0837-0019.tif.jpg1869-00-00Knuckeys campBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0018.tif.jpg1869-02-26Expedition teamBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0017.tif.jpg1869-00-00Expedition teamBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0016.tif.jpg1869-00-00Government wellBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0015.tif.jpg1869-02-26Tumbling WatersBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0014-b.tif.jpg1869-02-26Main campBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0013.tif.jpg1869-02-26Elizabeth River landingBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0012.tif.jpg1869-02-26Tumbling WatersBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0011.tif.jpg1869-02-26Tumbling WatersBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0010.tif.jpg1869-02-26Frances BayBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0009.tif.jpg1869-00-00Doctor's houseBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0008.tif.jpg1869-02-26Mr. McLachlan's camp at the three wellsBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0007.tif.jpg1869-02-26Graves of J.W.O. Bennett and Richard HazardSweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886
PH0837-0006.tif.jpg1869-00-00Doctor Peel at Doctor's GullyBrooks, Joseph
PH0837-0005.tif.jpg1869-00Doctor's Gully : cutting for waterBrooks, Joseph
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