This is Robert Hoddle

By Gwylym Owen

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Robert Hoddle (21 April 1794 – 24 October 1881) was a surveyor and artist. He is best known as the surveyor general of the Port Phillip District (later known as the Australian give access of Victoria) from 1837 to 1853, especially for foundation of what is now known as the Hoddle Grid, the Place of the CBD of Melbourne. He was furthermore an accomplished player and depicted scenes of the Port Phillip region and New South Wales. Hoddle was one of the earliest-known European artists to depict Ginninderra, the Place now occupied by Canberra, Australia’s National Capital.

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