Alt, Augustus Theodore (1731-1815)

Also known as
Alt, Augustus Theodore Henry (1731-1815)
Field of activity
Soldier; Surveyor; Engineer
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Augustus Theodore Henry Alt (1731-1815), soldier and surveyor, was born probably in London, the son of Justice Heinrich Alt (1698?-1768), sometime ambassador for Hesse-Kassel, and his English wife Jeanetta....

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Augustus Alt was Australia's first engineer and surveyor. He laid out the town of Sydney.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Alt, Augustus Theodore Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Alt, Augustus Theodore Henry (1731-1815), Soldier and Surveyor
    Dowd, Bernard T.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 11-12
  3. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by Augustus Theodore Alt (2)

  1. [Early Sydney] Aug. Alt
    Alt, Augustus Theodore, 1731-1815
    [ Art work : 1796 ]
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    [Early Sydney] Aug. Alt
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  2. Plan of the allotments of ground granted from the crown in N.S.W. Signed A.Alt, land S.G
    Alt, Augustus Theodore, 1731-1815
    [ Map : 1796 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Augustus Theodore Henry Alt, Australia's first Surveyor-General, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Papers relating to Augustus Alt, 1800, 1815
    [ Unpublished : 1815 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. 'Sydney Collection:', reproductions of portrait and pictures of Sydney with keys to buildings shown and copies of letters to Lord Sydney, Thomas Townshend, 5 July 1788-15 May 1798, with pencil notes by Sir William Dixson
    Sydney, Thomas Townshend, Viscount, 1733-1800
    [ Unpublished : 1798 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount, Sydney papers, ca. August 1784-10 September 1799
    Sydney, Thomas Townshend, Viscount, 1733-1800
    [ Unpublished : 1799 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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