Augustus Gregory (centre in white) with staff of the Surveyor-General’s Office, 1869. Back row T.S.Bailey, senior draftsman; R.Spence, draftsman; Edward James Bennett, chief draftsman; Joseph Bourne, draftsman; Spicer Galland Briggs, draftsman; T.W.Poulden, clerk; C.D.Gorton, clerk; C.C. Innes, clerk. Middle row: Major Edward Lewis Burrows, Deputy Surveyor-General; A.C.Gregory, Surveyor-General; G.Huntly, senior clerk. Front row: J.Murphy, messenger; Patrick J. O’Regan, draftsman; H.W. Fox, lithographic draftsman; William Scarr, senior draftsman; J.French, draftsman; A.R. Wettenhall, accountant; A.J. Sullivan, clerk. Missing from the group is office keeper Caroline Cuddihy. Collection of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland 
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At the outset Queensland’s most valuable resource was land.

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