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Biographical entry Mathews, Hamilton Bartlett (1873 - 1959)

Born
23 March 1873
Deepwater, New South Wales, Australia
Died
21 January 1959
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Surveyor

Summary

Hamilton Bartlett Mathews worked for the New South Wales Department of Lands for most of his professional life. He started as an Assistant Surveyor in Maitland, then in Moree and Goulburn, before being appointed District Surveyor for Forbes and later Wagga Wagga. On 16 June 1926 Mathews was promoted to Surveyor-General and Metropolitan District Surveyor.

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Events

1894
Career position - Qualified as a licensed surveyor and set up a private practice
1897 - 1901
Career position - Assistant Surveyor for the Metropolitan Lands District, New South Wales Department of Lands
1899
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
1901 - 1911
Career position - Assistant Surveyor for Maitland
1911 - 1914
Career position - Assistant Surveyor for Moree
1914 - 1915
Career position - Assistant Surveyor for Goulburn
1916 - 1921
Career position - District Surveyor for Forbes
1921 - 1926
Career position - District Surveyor for Wagga Wagga
1925 - 1928
Career position - Chair of the Soldiers' Settlements Appraisement Board
1926 -
Career position - Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1926
Career position - Surveyor-General and Metropolitan District Surveyor
1927
Career position - Chief Mining Surveyor
1928
Career position - Electoral Districts Commissioner
1928 - 1929
Career position - Helped establish the Surveyors Act of 1929
1930
Career position - Member of the Institute of Land Valuers
1938 -
Career position - Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Surveyors, New South Wales branch
1954
Award - Honorary Fellow of the Australian Planning Institute

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Atchison, John, 'Mathews, Hamilton Bartlett (1873-1959), Surveyor-General', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 442-443. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100431b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Elkin, A. P., 'R. H. Mathews: his contribution to Aboriginal studies', Oceania, vol. 46, 1975/6, pp. 1-24, 126-52, 206-34. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.