Hamilton Bartlett Mathews
MATHEWS, HAMILTON BARTLETT (1873-1959), surveyor-general, was born on 23 March 1873 at Deepwater, New England, New South Wales, eldest son of Robert Hamilton Mathews and his wife Mary Sylvester, née Bartlett, and elder brother of Gregory, the ornithologist. As a child he travelled constantly with his father before attending The King's School, Parramatta. In May 1894 he qualified as a licensed surveyor and practised privately. He studied at night at the University of Sydney (B.A., 1899), graduating with first-class honours in mathematics. On 16 June 1900 at Parramatta he married Enid Chatfield Mackenzie (d.1934).
Mathews had been appointed assistant surveyor in the Department of Lands on 31 August 1897 and worked under Charles Scrivener in the Metropolitan Land District until transferred to Maitland in August 1901. After service at Moree (1911-14) and Goulburn (1914-15), he was district surveyor at Forbes (1916-21) and Wagga Wagga (1921-26). Mathews was ...Read more at the source website