This is a set of five photographs of vehicles used by field survey parties. c1950s. The first two photos show unidentified surveyors and field survey vehicles departing the Army Survey Regiment’s transport compound. The third photo of LTCOL Lindsay Lockwood and CAPT Jim Stedman was taken at a field survey camp at Camooweal, QLD. LTCOL Lindsay Lockwood was the CO of the Army Survey Regiment from 1951 to 1962. As the longest serving commanding officer of the unit, there was many changes implemented. LTCOL Lindsay Lockwood’s period as CO is covered in more detail in pages 48-49 of Valerie Lovejoy’s book 'Mapmakers of Fortuna – A history of the Army Survey Regiment’ ISBN: 0-646-42120-4. CAPT Jim Stedman later reached the rank of Colonel, was Director of Military Survey from 1975 to 1978 and was appointed as Colonel Commandant (honorary appointment, Retd) of the Royal Australian Survey Corps from 1978 to 1983. The truck and semi-trailer loaded on a flatbed Photo .4P was probably towing RA Svy’s field deployable printing press, the MANN Double Crown. See pages 44 -45 of Valerie Lovejoy’s book for more information on how this trailer mounted printing press was used in a recruitment drive in 1948.
This is a set of five photographs of vehicles used by field survey parties. c1950s – 1960s. The photographs were printed on photographic paper and are part of the Army Survey Regiment’s Collection. The photographs were scanned at 300 dpi.
.1) and .2) - Photo, black & white, c1960s, unidentified surveyors and field survey vehicles departing the Army Survey Regiment’s transport compound.
.3) - Photo, black & white, 1958, L to R: LTCOL Lindsay Lockwood and CAPT Jim Stedman at
.4) - Photo, black & white, c1950s, unidentified surveyor, field survey truck and trailer.
.5) – Camooweal, QLD.Photo, black & white, c1950s. Unidentified surveyor undertaking vehicle recovery.
Inscriptions & markings
.3P on back – Lindsay Lockwood (LT COL) Jim Stedman (Capt) 1958 Camooweal
.4P on back – Early vehicles for field trips.
.5P with card strip annotation’ Survey field parties often strike difficult terrain when driving’.