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Series ID17636
Previous System LocationP6/2469-P6/2581; P6/2600-P6/2748; PRV14313
TitleMilitary Maps
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1941
End Date Circa 31/12/1944
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Maps covering military map zones 7 and 8

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Items Total Items: 263
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System of Arrangement Numerical by map and zone numbers
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Agency ID: 11844
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (II)
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

Les Isedale (Sunmap Historic Map Collection, Wooloongabba)
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This series of maps covers military map zones 7 and 8. Information depicted includes: roads, fords over watercourses and telephone lines; topographic features and descriptions of terrain - eg. "easy ridges", "undulating to easy country" and "extremely rugged, strong ranges", the type of foliage - eg "broken vine scrub", "dense wattle scrub", "dense lantana", "ring-barked areas" - "new" and "dead" - and "low-lying tea-tree"; types of soil; land subject to inundation and roads impassable after heavy rain; the location of windmills, wells and tanks and guidance on which water sources were fit for human consumption; the names of stations and the location of homesteads; local names for creeks, fords, etc.; and the type of vehicle suited for the different terrains. The scale of these maps varies widely.

The military 1 Mile areas were covered in four quarter sheets, A B C and D. Zone 8 belongs to the era prior to the switch from 5º Zone width to the world system of 6º zones in AMG84.
The Survey Office Queensland was not involved in systematic topographic mapping until WWII. These maps are likely to be 'emergency maps' in which as much topographic information as possible was hurriedly assembled in the absence of maps for defence planning.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 17636, Military Maps
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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