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  • Wild Heerbrugg BC-4 Ballistic Camera and Doppler/GPS TRANET Site, Smithfield, South Australia
    The town of Smithfield is around 30 kilometres to the north of the Adelaide CBD. In this article, read how for over 30 years, a trivial section of what was once a vast wartime ammunition works and storage, near Smithfield, was set up and operated as part of a co-operative international program.
  • The Royal Australian Survey Corps Aerodist Years, 1964-1975
    The Royal Australian Survey Corps Aerodist Years, 1964-1975 by Peter Jensen describes their use of Aerodist to provide control for 1: 100 000 scale topographic mapping in the difficult terrain and environmental conditions of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and northern Australia.
  • Historical Locations connected with Lasseter's Grave, Petermann Ranges, Central Australia
    Lewis Hubert Lasseter (1880-1931) later and more commonly Lewis Harold Bell Lasseter died a lonely death in the bush searching for a fortune in gold. This article by Paul Wise, does not repeat the Lasseter story or the search for his reef of gold, but is about reconciling various locations, from the literature, connected with the region and the Lasseter story. In doing so maps of the time from explorers and others are examined as many of the place or feature names relevant to the region and Lasseter, are spelt differently by different people and other place names are not depicted on modern maps or listed in gazetteers. WARNING : This article contains the names and images of deceased aboriginal persons.
  • The Unmarked Graves of Billiluna Station in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia
    This paper is a desktop review of events that now happened nearly 100 years ago after two whitemen were killed on a remote pastoral lease in Western Australia, in 1922. The men were then buried by their aboriginal workers, and reinterred after a police onsite examination, but since that time their graves have rarely been located as far as it is known. This extensive review by Paul Wise takes original material along with spatial information of the era and today to try to relate it all in a modern framework in an attempt to acurately locate these unmarked graves. Along the way apparently disparate facts are reconciled and other information corrected.
  • The technology of Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) was a major factor in the successful completion of Australia's national survey and mapping programs. Terrestrial and later airborne EDM systems evolved from World War Two radar developments and were at the forefront of surveying technology until the advent of satellite-based surveying and navigation technology in the 1970s. This paper Airborne Electronic Distance Measuring : A Brief History seeks to catalogue the major airborne distance measuring systems that were developed during the twentieth century, with the focus on the history and use of airborne EDM used in, or associated with, the surveying and mapping of Australia.