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Talk – Mr. Granville William Chetwynd Stapylton, a colonial Melbourne land surveyor.

Feb 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Invites you to a public talk about the life of

Granville William Chetwynd Stapylton, whom Chetwynd Street in North and West Melbourne was named after. – presenter Mr. Gregory C. Eccelston. Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 7:30pm.

Our speaker, Gregory Eccleston, is an Australian surveyor who was an active member of the Scout Movement from 1948 until his retirement in 1997. Awarded his degree from the University of Melbourne in 1964, he conducted cadastral, topographical and geodetic surveys for the Division of Mapping and Survey, Victoria from 1958-1969 and 1974-1980.

Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836 Second-in-command to Melbourne chief land surveyor Robert Hoddle as well as to Major Mitchell is based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous Australia Felix expedition in 1836. This expedition proceeded down the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers into far western New South Wales, before crossing into what is now Victoria and proceeded south past the Grampians to the coast at Portland, before returning via Mount Macedon to the settled areas near Gundagai.

Chetwynd Street in North and West Melbourne was named in Granville’s honor.

Time: February 28, 2023, 7:30 PM, Melbourne.

Location: Dewey common room, Bastow Institute, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, 603 – 615 Queensberry St, North Melbourne 3051.

Book Now. In person seating strictly limited. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grandville-william-chetwynd-stapylton-tickets-557226428247


This event will also be simulcast live on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86379758206?pwd=ckZFN1pENHFOeWlpYjE1eFVFRHBIZz09

Zoom Meeting ID: 863 7975 8206
Passcode: 040300

Zoom participants don’t need to book an eventbrite ticket/s.


Feb 28, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bastow Institute
603 - 615 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, victoria 3051 Australia
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