Journal article

A Jurisprudential Tale of a Road, an Office, and a Triangle

Olivia Barr

LAW & LITERATURE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

This jurisprudential tale interrupts the place of law. The road is Sydney Road, Brunswick, which is a suburban high street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and formerly part of the Great South Road connecting the colonies of New South Wales and Victoria. This article is about this road and the place-making activities of Anglo-Australian common law. Focusing on the Surveyor General, Major Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, when he took up office in 1828, the article argues that through technologies of mapping and trigonometrical surveying, Mitchell ordered his office, the Great South Road, and the Colony of New South Wales through jurisdictional practices. The article concludes by illustrating ho..

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