From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
- Death of Mr. J. P. Camm - GREAT WORK AS SURVEYOR-GENERAL
- Perth, April 18.— John Percy Camm, a former surveyor-general of Western Australia, died to-day in a private hospital at the age of 69. He was born at Yeo, Victoria, and was educated at Creswick Grammar School, the Ballarat School of Mines and Melbourne University. He joined the survey department in Western Australia in 1895 and was appointed inspecting surveyor in 1902, district super visor in 1910, an executive member of the Industries Assistance Board in 1914, superintendent of South West settlement in 1918, electoral districts commissioner and chair man of the Railways Advisory Board in 1923. He became president of the West Australian Institute of Surveyors in 1919 and was elected a fellow of the institute in 1926. He married in 1897 and is survived by a widow two sons and two daughters.
- He was appointed surveyor general in 1923 and retired in 1938. During the course of his long official career he was responsible for extensive exploration and trigonometrical surveys in addition to the wide range of general survey work carried out by the Department of Lands surveys. Thus he made a most valuable contribution to the exploration and development of the State.
- ↑ Kagoorlie Miner, 19 April 1943.