The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Tully, William Alcock
Tully, William Alcock, B.A., F.R.G.S., was born in Dublin in 1830, and graduated B.A. at Trinity College in 1852. In the same year he emigrated to Tasmania, and entered the Survey department of that colony, where he remained until 1863, when he joined the Queensland Civil Service as Commissioner for Lands in the Kennedy district, being transferred to the Warrego the next year, at the end of which he came to Brisbane, being appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner of Crown Lands, which position he held until 1866, when he was appointed Chief Commissioner and Under-Secretary for Lands. He became Surveyor-General in 1875, and held that post till July 1889, when he was appointed a member of the Land Board.