Old Maps Online - WA State Records Office

Submitted: Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:36
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Hi all,

I read in the paper the other day that WA SRO was putting up a few old maps and plans online.

Here's the link:

http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/collection/MapsOnline.asp

Some pretty good stuff in there, and more will be added in time. It may be a good link to include in your favorites.

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Alan


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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:46

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:46
Bloody brilliant!
Thanks Alan
Gerry
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:25

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:25
Thanks Alan.

It is added to the favorites list sub GPS and mapping

Cheers

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Lotzi (QLD) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:27

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:27
Thanks Alan, terrific find, the details in the maps are great.

Cheers

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Reply By: Road Warrior - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:34

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:34
Fantastic! I love looking at old stuff like this.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 00:35

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 00:35
Hi Alan,
great stuff. Unfortunately they don't have the canning Stock Route up yet. I did find A.C. Gregory - explorations in Northern Districts No. I, 1848. Unfortuantely the files are large and they don't allow you to save them, which is a bit of a pain. However, I did right click, and save picture. Opened the saved file in widows picture manager and it's pretty good.
Great find Alan. I imagine the site is going to get a lot of hits.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 09:11

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 09:11
Thanx Alan, these are great!
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 16:30

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 16:30
Gidday

A bit of a warning regarding these old Parish maps. Don’t rely on them too much for navigation.

One of the oldest maps we ever acquired dated back to 1910. Whilst it was interesting to take on a trip, the old maps are no substitute for modern day navigation in most areas.

We tested this during a cross country trip in WA some years ago with maps dating back to 1935-40. The bush had reclaimed everything, including tracks, outstations tanks and bores.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:04

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:04
Thanks Alan. Very useful indeed.

What touring plans for the season 2010??

I'm gunna do the CSR again, plus a loop through
eastern Nullarbor/Anne Beadell/Coober Pedy/Oodnadatta/Marree/Innamincka/Tibooburra/Mungo/Melbourne.

Plus a few smaller trips yet to be organised.

Bought a serious off road trailer with which to cart more crap around the bush!

All the best
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:45

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:45
Hi Rick, good to hear from you.

It sounds like you will have a good year out and about - I can imagine a trailer will make life a bit easier for you, well done.

I'll be out in June for a couple of weeks "pottering" around the Gibson with some EO members, then I'll head further north on a solo run to explore an isolated rarely visited "corridor". I just polished the cruiser yesterday actually, better aerodynamics :)

I'm assuming preparations for Central Mt. Stuart's 150th anniversary are well in hand?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:38

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:38
yes Alan, (and thanks for the chance for a free plug!)

Celebrations are in hand for Alice Springs to commemorate in April the 150 years since white fellas ( John McDouall Stuart, William Darton Kekwick & Benjamin Head) got to the centre of the continent.

The reason this was so significant is primarily because of the immense global interest in finding out what lay in the centre of the 'last' continent. At that time Antarctica was not considered a continent.

Visit http://www.jms.thealice.com.au/

Later in the year, Adelaide will host another event. This will be timed to be near the 150th anniversary of the return of the men from this significant trip.

visit www.johnmcdouallstuart.org .au

BTW, when in the Flinders Ranges driving down Mt Buggery Gorge, a rock 'jumped out' and created a big ding in the front LHS panel near the door sill area. While it was being fixed I got the old girl polished by the crash repair joint. All that bush pin striping disappeared, & she looks really good - until the next trip I guess.


Nice pic of M Terry. Willem has been though a bit of remoter 'Terry country', I think. I was gunna buy Terry's books until the book seller said he wanted ~ $ 150 each.

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