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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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PreviewIssue DateTitleOther titleAuthor(s)
SUMMARY_OF_GOYDER_edited.pdf.jpg2002Summary of Goyder's diary-De La Rue, Kathy, 1944- Request Copy
 
Goyder's_team_edtied.pdf.jpg2004Members 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- Request Copy
 
Goyder's_diary_edited.pdf.jpg2002Northern Territory survey expedition, 1868-70 diary kept by the Surveyor General (G.W. Goyder) Jan 1 to Sep 18 1869-De La Rue, Kathy, 1944- Request Copy
 
GOYDER_indexed_edited.pdf.jpg2002Goyder, G W. Northern Territory survey expedition, 1868-70 : diary kept by the Surveyor General (G.W. Goyder), Jan 1 to Sept 28, 1869 : indexed entries-De La Rue, Kathy, 1944- Request Copy
 
DIARY_-_INDEX_OF_PEOPLE.pdf.jpg2002Goyder's diary : index of people-De La Rue, Kathy, 1944- Request Copy
 
PH0837-0019.tif.jpg-Knuckeys camp-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0018.tif.jpg1869Expedition team-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0017.tif.jpg-Expedition team-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0016.tif.jpg-Government well-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0015.tif.jpg1869Tumbling Waters-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0014.tif.jpg1869Main camp-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0013.tif.jpg1869Elizabeth River landing-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0012.tif.jpg1869Tumbling Waters-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0011.tif.jpg1869Tumbling Waters-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0010.tif.jpg1869Frances Bay-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0009.tif.jpg1869Doctor's house-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0008.tif.jpg1869Mr. McLachlan's camp at the three wells-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0007.tif.jpg1869Graves of J.W.O. Bennett and Richard Hazard-Sweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886 Request Copy
 
PH0837-0006.tif.jpg-Doctor Peel at Doctor's Gully-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
PH0837-0005.tif.jpg-Doctor's Gully : cutting for water-Brooks, Joseph Request Copy
 
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