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Biographical entry Poate, Frederick (1855 - 1935)

Born
17 June 1855
Clanfield, Hampshire, England
Died
3 December 1935
Occupation
Surveyor

Summary

Frederick Poate came to Australia in 1877. He worked as a surveyor in various country districts of New South Wales, eventually becoming surveyor-general and chief surveyor 1911-16.He was also a trustee of the Australian Museum in Sydney.

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1873 - 1876
Career position - Surveyor-general's staff in Hong Kong (surveyor-in-charge of the Ordnance Survey in Hong Kong and British Kowloon from 1875)
1877 - 1880
Career position - Field Surveyor in Tamworth, New South Wales
1880 - 1884
Career position - Trigonometrical Surveyor
1884 - 1889
Career position - Staff Surveyor in country districts
1889 - 1899
Career position - District Surveyor for Tamworth
1899 - 1910
Career position - Acting Chairman of the Land Board in Moree, New South Wales
1910
Career position - Chairman of the Northern Advisory Board
1910 - 1911
Career position - Assistant Chief Surveyor responsible for all field staff
1911 - 1916
Career position - Surveyor-General and Chief Surveyor
1912 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, England

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