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John Harrison: Royal Australian Survey Corps

Posted on: Mon 31 Jul 2017

As a young enlistee into the Army’s Royal Australian Survey Corps, John headed off to the Northern Territory in 1957 with a survey chain, a couple of axes and a few fellow Surveyors to map previously uncharted areas.  Exciting times. It’s a unique story giving us insight to an Army Corps that no longer exists, but one that has played a huge role in both our Defence Forces and in the development of Australia.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Photo – John Harrison 1967.  Provided by John Harrison

 

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