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Biographical entry Bomford, Anthony Gerald (Tony) (1927 - 2003)

Born
17 January 1927
India
Died
10 May 2003
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Cartographer, Geographer and Surveyor

Summary

Tony Bomford was director of the Division of National Mapping 1977-1982.

Details

Events

1945 - 1961
Career position - Royal Engineers
1953 - 1955
Career position - Seconded to the Directorate of Overseas Surveys in Tanganyika
1955 - 1956
Career position - Chief Surveyor on the South Georgia Survey expedition
1957
Award - Ness Award received from the Royal Geographical Society
1958 - 1960
Career position - Royal Australian Survey Corps
1960 - 1961
Career position - Ordnance survey of Great Britain
1961
Life event - Settled in Australia
1961 - 1982
Career position - Worked for the Division of National Mapping
1975 - 1976
Career position - President of the Institute of Surveyors, Australia
1977 - 1982
Career position - Director of the Division of National Mapping
1982
Life event - Retired

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Anthony Geral Bomford - Records, 1942 - 2003, MS Acc03/139; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Anthony Bomford, retired engineer (sound recording), interviewer: John Farquharson, 19 February 2002 - 22 February 2002, TRC 4837; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Farquharson, John, 'Obituary: Anthony Gerald Bomford, Director of national mapping', The Age, 24 May 2003. Details

Online Resources

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