Conference and Seminar Proceedings

History Symposium

 

Saturday 30 April, 2016
Boundaries of the South Pacific
Are the Islands Sinking? Come and find out.
 

9.25-10.55

SESSION ONE
Chairman John Brock (Australia)

Welcome dignitaries & guests – John Brock, Full Day Chairman
Official Opening – John Brock due to inability of Chairman Jan De Graeve

Presentations by:

  • Tuvalu  - Faatasi Malologa, Director Dept. Lands and Survey
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.10

SESSION TWO
Chairman John Brock (Australia)  

Presentations by:

  • Niue - Hubert Kalauni, Head, Div. of Land & Survey Management
  • Cook Islands - Vaipo Mataora, Manager Geospatial Infrastructure
12.10-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.40

SESSION THREE
Chairman Andrick Lal

Presentations by:

  • Tonga  - Viliami Folau, Min. of Lands, Survey & Natural Resourdes
  • PNG – Andrick Lal
14.40-15.10 Afternoon Coffee
15.10-16.00

SESSION FOUR
Chairman Kerima-Gae Topp (Australia)

Presentations by:     

  • Northern Territory – Craig Sandy, Surveyor-General of the NT

Sum up and Closing Remarks 

16.00-17.30

Friendly after symposium get-together.

Nibblies, wine and juice provided.

 

Sunday 1 May, 2016:
From Mercator to Cook to Silent Cinema: Surveyors of the World

9.15-10.45

SESSION ONE –  THE BELGIAN QUARTER
Chairman John Brock (Australia)

  • Welcome to dignitaries and guests – John Brock, Full Day Chairman
  • Day Two Opening: John Brock due to inability of Chairman Jan De Graeve
  • In the Birthland of Mercator: Belgian’s Surveying History – Marc Vanderschueren, Surveyor-General of Belgium (Belgium)
  • From Peninsular War to Coordinated Cadastre: William Light's Route Maps of Portugal and Spain, and His Founding of Adelaide, the "Grand Experiment in the Art of Colonization." – Kelly Henderson (Australia)
10.44-11.14 Coffee Break
11.15-12.25

SESSION TWO – THE KIWI QUARTER
Chairman Jan De Graeve (Belgium)            

  • Felton Mathew: New Zealand’s First Surveyor-General – Bill Robertson, Former NZ Surveyor-General (New Zealand)
  • James Cook, Surveyor in New Zealand – How The Great Explorer Made His Measurements in the South Pacific  - John Brock (Australia)

 

12.25-13.25 Lunch
13.25-14.35

SESSION THREE – THE SOUTH AFRICAN QUARTER
Chairman Kerima-Gae (Australia) 

  • A Brief History of Land Rights in KwaZulu-Natal – Chris Williams-Wynn, Surveyor-General of Eastern Cape (South Africa)
  • The Relocation of VOC-Era Bosheuwel farm in the Liesbeeck River Valley, Cape Town – Prof. Jennifer Whittal, Capetown University (South Africa)
14.35-15.05 Afternoon Coffee
15.20-16.40

SESSION FOUR – THE AUSSIE QUARTER
Chairman Bill Robertson (New Zealand)                                

  • Surveyors Through The Eyes of a Non-Surveyor– Kerima-Gae Topp (Australia)
  • Silent Screen Superstar Surveyors: 1908 -1930 – John Brock (Australia)
  • Summary and concluding remarks/thanks


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