Surveyor General of South Australia

The Surveyor General of South Australia (also spelt Surveyor-General) is a position originally created for the Surveyor General for the colony of South Australia. The post is held by an official responsible for government surveying.

List of Surveyor Generals of South Australia

Surveyor GeneralPeriod in officeNotes
Col. William Light1836 – July 1838Chose the site of Adelaide
George OrmsbyJuly 1838 – March 1839Acting, after Light's resignation
Capt. Charles SturtMarch – October 1839Famous as an explorer
Edward Charles FromeOctober 1839 – February 1849British Army officer, retired as a general
Sir Arthur Henry Freeling1849 – 1861Gave his name to Freeling, South Australia
George Woodroffe Goyder1861 – 1894Mapped Goyder's Line
William Strawbridge1894 – 1911
Edwin Mitchell Smith1911 – 1917
Norman William Pethick1917 – 1921
Theodore Ernest Day1921 – 1930
James Henry McNamara1930 – 1937
Clive Melville Hambidge1937 – 1950
Arthur Dickerson Smith1950 – 1951
Harold Leslie Fisk1951 – 1959
Alexander Hubert Hawdon Davison1959 – 1961
Harry Alexander Bailey1961 – 1969
George Harry Campbell Kennedy1969 – 1978(sometimes written Campbell–Kennedy)
Bryan Howard Bridges1978 – 1987
John Reginald Porter1987 – 1992
Christopher William Lunnay1992 – 1993acting
Peter Maclaren Kentish1993 – 2012
Michael Paul Burdett2012–


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