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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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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 24
PreviewIssue DateTitleOther titleAuthor(s)
SUMMARY_OF_GOYDER_edited.pdf.jpg2002Summary of Goyder's diary-De La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
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-
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-
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-
DIARY_-_INDEX_OF_PEOPLE.pdf.jpg2002Goyder's diary : index of people-De La Rue, Kathy, 1944-
PH0837-0019.tif.jpg-Knuckeys camp-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0018.tif.jpg1869Expedition team-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0017.tif.jpg-Expedition team-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0016.tif.jpg-Government well-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0015.tif.jpg1869Tumbling Waters-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0014.tif.jpg1869Main camp-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0013.tif.jpg1869Elizabeth River landing-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0012.tif.jpg1869Tumbling Waters-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0011.tif.jpg1869Tumbling Waters-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0010.tif.jpg1869Frances Bay-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0009.tif.jpg1869Doctor's house-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0008.tif.jpg1869Mr. McLachlan's camp at the three wells-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0007.tif.jpg1869Graves of J.W.O. Bennett and Richard Hazard-Sweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886
PH0837-0006.tif.jpg-Doctor Peel at Doctor's Gully-Brooks, Joseph
PH0837-0005.tif.jpg-Doctor's Gully : cutting for water-Brooks, Joseph
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