Story: Modern mapping and surveying

The Mt Cook trig station

The Mt Cook trig station

This plaque, on the floor of the foyer at Massey University in Wellington (in a building that was formerly the National Museum), marks the position of the former Mt Cook trig station, which was once the zero point of the New Zealand land survey system.

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Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Modern mapping and surveying - Government surveying and mapping, 1870–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18891/the-mt-cook-trig-station (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 17 Aug 2018