The Mapping of Queensland

The guest speaker at our August 2022 General Meeting will be Desmond Diggles.

The Society will conduct a short General Meeting Sunday 21 August at 4 pm, at the Old Windsor Council Chambers.

Desmond Diggles

This will be followed by Des’s talk about his Mapping Queensland book.  Des grew up in the Windsor area and attended Windsor SS and Kedron HS

His profession was cartography, working for the Queensland Government in the Dept. of Mapping, Survey and Lands.

Des has authored technical cartographical publications, and gained a BA in 1989. Also during this time, Des spent 30 years in the Army Reserves with the engineers and transport, retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel. After retirement in 1999, Des researched, compiled and published, Mapping Queensland. This reference book covers the history of mapping in Queensland between 1859 and 1959. In 2011, Des was awarded an OAM.  He has also written a fictional novel, “Wenlock”, set in North Queensland.

Everyone is invited to this free event which will be followed by complementary refreshments.

Please mark you calendars, diaries, etc  – 4 pm Sunday 21 August 2022



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