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Aerial views of the route taken by Henry Dangar in 1824, compiled 1976

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FM2/2040

Record identifier

nGm446BY

Aerial views of the route taken by Henry Dangar in 1824, compiled 1976

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Aerial views of the route taken by Henry Dangar in 1824, compiled 1976

Full title

Aerial views of the route taken by Henry Dangar in 1824, compiled 1976

Date

1976

Call Numbers

FM2/2040

Record Identifier

nGm446BY
Physical Description

Contents

25 negatives (5 film strips) - 35 mm

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Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Copyright status : Photographs created after 1955 are in copyright for the life of photographer plus 70 years

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Includes handwritten list of content of photographs and hand-drawn map showing Henry Dangar's route in 1824

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Full title

Aerial views of the route taken by Henry Dangar in 1824, compiled 1976

NOTES

General note

Negatives from 35mm colour slides

Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.3805 as part of the eRecords Project 2011-2012

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Pic.Acc.3805

Lent for copying by Mr Carter, 1976

Appraisal note

22 copy photoprints of the aerial views were approved by the Curator of Photography for disposal due to deterioration, 23 April 2012

Administrative / Biographical history

Henry Dangar (1796-1861), surveyor and pastoralist, was born on 18 November 1796 at St Neot, Cornwall, England. He was the first of six brothers to emigrate as free settlers to New South Wales. Soon after arrival in the Jessie on 2 April 1821 he was appointed assistant in the Survey Department and employed in the counties of Camden and Argyle.

When Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane began preparations early in 1822 for the free settlement of the Hunter River districts, Dangar was transferred to Newcastle to make a detailed and immediate survey of the valley.

Dangar surveyed the road from Newcastle to Wallis Plains (Maitland), measuring reserves and grants and working steadily northwards until he reached the unsettled upper districts of the Hunter River. Accompanied by John Richards and two servants, Williamson and Allen, Dangar discovered in October 1824 the confluence of the Goulburn and Hunter Rivers, explored Dartbrook to its head where Allan Cunningham had crossed it in 1823, named Lamorran Brook (Wybong) and crossed the Liverpool Range to the plains beyond.

His reports caused an immediate rush of applicants for land grants in these desirable new districts and in May 1825 when he revisited the area, he was commissioned to select land for a number of settlers.

Australian Dictionary of Biography. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/dangar-henry-1954 (accessed 17 April 2012)...

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FM2/2040

Record Identifier

nGm446BY

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903478

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