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Land Surveying Webinar Series: Did you know? Part 1

Date & Time

Thursday, 4 Nov 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

SSSI Victoria and the National Land Surveying Commission are pleased to present a four part webinar series entitled "Did you know?" Our fantastic speaker, John Parker, will present two interesting land surveying topics per session.

This series of talks will appeal to those who have an interest in survey related history and areas of survey that many surveyors may not have had the opportunity to be involved in. These are not technical presentations but topics of general interest with a survey and spatial information flavour.

Part 1 - Thursday 4 November 2021

How the Australian States came about | Issues with Victoria’s Borders
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Part 2 - Thursday 2 December 2021

How the metre was determined | French Discoveries along Victoria’s Southern coast
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Part 3 - tbc March 2022

The Importance of Geographic Names | How Electoral boundaries are determined?

Part 4 - tbc April 2022

Australia’s role in land ownership systems in developing countries | Life and times of a Surveyor-General

Our speaker 

John Parker held the position of Surveyor-General of Victoria from 1989 to 1998 which also included being an electoral commissioner and having responsibility for naming of places. He has been an adviser on education and training, and research and development to three Universities and is considered a technical expert in cadastral and land tenure matters, spatial data, survey and mapping matters and the naming of geographic features and places.

John has provided consultancy services internationally in land administration including land tenure reform and online delivery, institutional management, quality management and toponymy to the World Bank, United Nations, USAID, in Laos, China, El Salvador and Governments including Greece, Colombia, Costa Rica and Hong Kong. International activities have included roles in the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) for Asia, South East and Pacific South West Division

He has been involved in organising all or part of conferences/seminars on behalf of the International Federation of Surveyors in Australia, Argentina, United Kingdom, South Africa, Czech Republic, South Korea, USA, China, Kenya and Mexico (also on behalf of the United Nations and the Permanent Committee on Spatial Data infrastructures for the Americas).

Prior to being Surveyor-General, he was Chief Surveyor of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. His initial 19 years of work was in a private firm of surveyors, engineers and town planners.

Part 1 Topics

Please see below for more detail on what John will cover in this first part of the series.

How the Australian States came about
States of a Nation provides an overview of how and when the boundaries of our colonies/states were created and explores a range of options that didn't eventuate. Did you know New Zealand use to be part of NSW and for a number of years there was part of NSW between South Australia and Western Australia?

Issues with Victoria’s Borders
The Surveyor-General's responsibilities include determining the location of boundaries and borders. There are issues with virtually all Victorian borders, some are out of position and there are parts we don't know where they are on the ground. Hear about the Murray River border and a part of the river where the border is unknown. Did you know Victoria has 'encroached' into South Australia by about 3 kms and there is a conflict in legislation that created the border that separated Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) from NSW in 1825 of about 7 kms?

Registration

By registering below, you receive access to the watch the webinar live OR if you can't watch it live, you receive the link to the recording 24 hours after the event date.  You can then watch the recording at your leisure.

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CPD

This event is worth 1 SSSI CPD Point.

Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.

Contact

SSSI Events 
events@sssi.org.au

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Calendar

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Land Surveying Webinar Series: Did you know? Part 1
Online via Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

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2021 WA Regional Summit & APSEA-WA
Perth
9:00 am - 10:00 pm AWST

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2021 Qld Northern Group Conference
Townsville
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Tasmania 2021 Cadastral Surveying Seminar
Hobart
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

2021 Qld Regional Conference & APSEA-Q
Brisbane
9:00 am - 10:00 pm AEST

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Webinar: Adverse Possession
Online via Zoom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

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WA Surveying Profession Golf Day
Perth
11:30 am - 6:00 pm AWST

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2021 Qld Central Group Conference
Bundaberg
8:30 am - 5:30 pm AEST

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NSW Twilight Talks - Illawarra
Wollongong
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SSSI 2021 Annual General Meeting
Zoom AND Perth
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT

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NSW Twilight Talks - Inner Western Sydney
Sydney
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

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Online via Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

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Land Surveying Webinar Series: Did you know? Part 1
Online via Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT