Abstract Plan showing the gold discovered by Assistant Surveyor McBrien 15th February, 1823 along the Fish River, O'Connell Plains to Fish River Bridge. Plotted form his field book by E Gerard draftsman in July 1863. Traced from Lands Dept. Original B136a O.R. (Old Roll)
Reference Plan Shewing the Situation of Gold discovered by Mr Assistant Surveyor McBrien on the 15th of February 1823.
Comments THE FIRST GEOLOGICAL PLAN (non-original) Plan Showing the Situation of Gold - 1823 Notes: 1. This geological plan was recorded to be drawn in 1823 by Mr Assistant Surveyor James McBrien based on the notes in the redrawn plot by E Gerald in 1863. However, the only thing mentioned that is related to geology is that "At this place I found numerous particles of gold in the sand in the hills convenient to the River" and it is not original. The first original geological plan in State Archive was published in 1851. 2. This is the first non-original geological plan kept in the State Archive. However, a geological plan like this could be drawn anytime after the establishment of the Colony in 1788. Created by Assistant Surveyor James McBrien 1823. Redrawn by E Gerald 1863.