Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia, by Thomas Mitchell


The Colonial Secretary to the Surveyor-General of New South Wales. No. 30/1252. Colonial Secretary’s Office, October 28. 1830.


I have the honour, by the direction of His Excellency the Governor, to inform you that the Right Honourable the Secretary of State has been pleased to signify the King’s instructions for the discontinuance of the office of the Commissioners appointed to survey and value the lands of the Colony, and His Majesty’s commands that the performance of their duties is for the future to be entrusted to the Surveyor-General, who, with the aid of the Assistant Surveyors, will be held responsible for all arrangements connected with the survey and division of the territory.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient servant,


To T.L. Mitchell, Esquire, Surveyor-General.

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