"Demand from the military for more land feature details on maps in the late 19th century, led to the introduction of contours and the colour green that can still be seen on modern-day maps, that do not include hachuring
attracted the eye more than the shapes that had generated them.
Official maps, published by the Department of Lands and Survey (DL&S), were limited to cadastral mapping supplemented by indications of the bush cover and the terrain by variations of hachuring
. These were designed for effect rather than geographic accuracy, but considering the limited mapping available the maps and posters did well to capture the landforms.
This map principally showed relief, drainage, features and some of the main pastoral stations and is extraordinary because of the large amount of hachuring
and shading used to depict the terrain found in the known-parts of the new colony (Figure 1).