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Biographical entry Allen, Arthur Max (1891 - 1979)

Born
21 February 1891
Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
28 November 1979
Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Public servant, Soldier and Surveying or Mapping

Summary

Arthur Max Allen was surveyor-general of New South Wales between 1937 and 1956.

During World War II he acted first as state survey liaison officer, coordinating the production of maps vital to military strategy and in 1942 was named deputy-director of survey at First Australian Army headquarters, Toowoomba, Queensland.

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1908 - 1913
Career position - Cadet Draughtsman at the Department of Lands, Tamworth then Armidale
c. 1913 -
Career position - Temporary salaried surveyor, Orange and Goulburn
1915 - 1916
Career position - Officer in the Australian Imperial Force, fighting in Syria and Palestine
1916 - 1917
Career position - Lieutenant in the Australian Imperial Force
1917 - 1918
Career position - Captain in the Australian Imperial Force
1918
Award - Awarded the Military Cross
1920
Career position - Staff surveyor, Cooma
1924 - 1928
Career position - State migration officer at the Commonwealth government's Migration and Settlement Office, London
1928 - 1931
Career position - Appointed to the Metropolitan Land Board
1931
Career event - Promoted to senior surveyor, Metropolitan Land Board
1931 - 1934
Career position - Councillor of the Institution of Surveyors, New South Wales
1934 - 1949
Award - Fellow of the Institution of Surveyors, New South Wales
1935 - 1937
Career position - Vice-president of the Institution of Surveyors, New South Wales
1937 - 1942
Career position - Surveyor-general of New South Wales
1938 -
Award - Fellow of the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers
1942 - 1943
Career position - Temporary lieutenant colonel and deputy-director of survey at First Australian Army headquarters, Toowoomba, Queensland.
1943 - 1945
Career position - State director of postwar reconstruction and development, New South Wales
1945 - 1956
Career position - Chairman of the Closer Settlement Advisory Board
1949 -
Award - Life Member of the Institution of Surveyors, New South Wales
1957 - 1961
Career position - Foundation member and president of the Lane Cove National Park Trust

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