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MEMORANDA

  • AU WA S1946
  • Series
  • 1876-09-18 - 1915-12-31

Handwritten paper copies of memoranda sent by the Surveyor General and the Under Secretary for Lands.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - CLAUSE 20 (ESTATES)

  • AU WA S2454
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Documents land which was issued under Clause 20 to become part of a land estate.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX CARDS - ESTATES

  • AU WA S2455
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Index cards to land issued in Estates and showing relevant Clause and lease numbers.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PASTORAL LEASES - ACTION BOOKS

  • AU WA S1437
  • Series
  • 1964-01-01 - 1967-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Department of Land Administration to include action books showing amalgamation of old pastoral leases, conversion to new leases in 1964/67 and allocation of station names (including source of name).

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PASTORAL LEASE COMMITTEE - TRANSCRIPTS OF EVIDENCE

  • AU WA S1438
  • Series
  • 1962-01-01 -

The Pastoral Lease Committee was appointed in February 1962 by Executive Council Minute on the direction of the Minister for Lands to investigate the granting of pastoral leases under the Land Act. It was chaired by the Surveyor-General. These t...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - STATION LESSEES

  • AU WA S2452
  • Series
  • 1930-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Card index to station lessees, whether individual persons or companies issuing shares. Details include name of company/individual, name of station, date registered, paid up capital and number of shares issued and to whom.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

TOWN REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2255
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1916-12-31

The Registers cover the period 1832-1916. Town lots granted within a town are listed numerically, with some early ones having an alpha prefix or just a single letter. Each volume has an index as data relating to a town can appear at random through...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - CONDITIONAL PURCHASE

  • AU WA S1958
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1899-12-31

The registers of conditional purchase are arranged under the Clause to which the conditional purchase refers. Details include no., name, area, district, and location no.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND BOARD - LAND RELEASES

  • AU WA S1461
  • Series
  • 1958-01-01 -

The Land Board is a mechanism under the 1933 Land Act that allows land opened for selection to be awarded to an applicant chosen on merit. The motivation was to ensure that genuine aplicants only would clear land and develop farms and thus to avo...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND GRANTS - IMMIGRANTS

  • AU WA S2092
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 - 1896-12-31

In 1875, special regulations for land grants to immigrants were proclaimed. These regulations were superseded by others in 1878, but special grants to immigrants were not discontinued until 1882. The first three volumes contain details of these sp...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

EXPLORATION PLANS

  • AU WA S50
  • Series
  • 1833 -

This series consists chiefly of plans recording exploration routes in Western Australia throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. The plans are both original maps of explorations commissioned by the Survey Office (and its successor agencies) as well...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX PLANS - TOWNSITES

  • AU WA S1329
  • Series
  • 1912-01-01 - 1988-12-31

Index plans on public plan base showing details of Original Plan numbers and Diagrams.The index sheets may also show correspondence file numbers as amended by Land Parcels Branch of DOLA.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RECORDS - WA LAND COMPANY, MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY, ETC.

  • AU WA S1210
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 - 1892-12-31

Registers of selections and leases and licences pertaining to the WA Land Company and showing lesses's name, lease no., area, improvements and amount of claim. See also Record Series No. 1311 (consignment 4890), a Register of leases which inc...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - ISLANDS LEASED

  • AU WA S1211
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1894-12-31

A register of islands in WA granted on lease. Details include name of island, occupant's name and duration of lease.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEY PLANS - ROLL PLANS

  • AU WA S237
  • Series
  • 1841-01-01 - 1930-01-01

Various rolled plans registered as a discrete series by the Custodian of Plans of the Department of Lands and Survey. The series comprises: a) Rolls transferred to the Battye Library map collection in 1969, originally accessioned as 784C and in th...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - LEASES (REGULATIONS)

  • AU WA S1311
  • Series
  • 1887-01-01 - 1981-12-31

Registers pertaining to the release of Crown lands under clauses of the various Land Regulations. With the passing of the Land Act in 1898, leases continued to be issued under the relevant clause of the new Act, thus a volume may include leases is...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

EMU POINT (ALBANY) RESERVE BOARD - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1306
  • Series
  • 1947-08-20 - 1976-05-14

The Board was constituted for the management and control of the Emu Point Reserve (Reserve 14789) near Albany. The original board consisted of the Under Secretary for Lands, the Surveyor General, the Inspector in Charge of Local Government Office...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

EXPLORATION ROLLS

  • AU WA S233
  • Series
  • 1858-01-01 - 1955-01-01

Original plans (or copies) of explorations undertaken mainly between 1870 & 1910, in the Kimberley, Interior and eastern districts of the state. Due to their size these plans were registered and stored separately to the Exploration Plans (WAS 50)....

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - LANDS AND SURVEYS PLANS

  • AU WA S247
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1980-01-01

Register of plans produced by survey staff of Lands & Surveys (and predecessor agencies) and maintained by Department's plan custodian.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEXES - LESSEES REGISTERS AND HOLDINGS

  • AU WA S2052
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1928-12-31

The volumes in this series comprise indexes to the Lessees' Registers at WAS 1891 and to lessees' holdings under the 1898 Land Act.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RESUMPTIONS AND RESERVES WITHIN AND OVER PASTORAL LEASES

  • AU WA S2308
  • Series
  • 1893-01-01 - 1963-12-31

The volume records details of lease resumptions giving lessee's name and date of resumption. There is an index to names at the front of the volume.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

EXPLORATION JOURNALS

  • AU WA S2117
  • Series
  • 1827-01-01 - 1944-12-31

The series comprises original exploration journals and diaries and copies of some explorarion journals, some of which are loose and some which have been copied into volumes.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PASTORAL DIVISIONS - INFORMATION

  • AU WA S1299
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 - 1936-12-31

Apparently kept by the Board of Pastoral Appraisers this volume includes statistical information (eg. stock carrying capacity and wool values) and newspaper cuttings on the pastoral divisions (Eucla, North West, Kimberley and Eastern). Also includ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEYOR'S DIAGRAM REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2057
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1940-12-31

This series comprises registers of diagrams and plans, bromides, etc. Entries are grouped according to the type of diagram/plan, and details include no., district, location, date received, surveyor, field book and page.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FILE- HERDSMANS LAKE

  • AU WA S1331
  • Series
  • 1935-01-01 - 1935-12-31

The file contains - results of a questionnaire re land holdings at Herdsmans Lake in 1935, a list of cottages there and a detailed description of the soil type in the lake area.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LEASES AND LICENCES TRANSFERRED

  • AU WA S2130
  • Series
  • 1852-03-10 - 1900-12-31

This series records the transfer of leases for pastoral and tillage lands. There is an alphabetical index of lessee's names at the front of each volume, and details for each entry include No., acres, class, from whom, to whom and date of tran...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FILE - EXMOUTH GULF OIL

  • AU WA S1374
  • Series
  • 1953-01-01 - 1955-12-31

Estray - Surveyor General's "private file" containing newspaper clippings relating to the discovery of oil at Exmouth Gulf.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - IMMIGRANTS

  • AU WA S2399
  • Series
  • 1908-01-01 - 1929-12-31

Various registers and volumes of newspaper cuttings relating to immigrants. The 9 volumes in Acc. 568 were transferred by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration in 1953.The volumes were received from the Commonwealth Department of Immigration ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CALCULATION BOOKS - 129TH MERIDIAN

  • AU WA S3181
  • Series
  • 1935-01-01 -

The calculation books in this record series are a discreet group that document surveys of the 129th Meridian from various stations.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

MORTGAGE DISCHARGE JOURNAL

  • AU WA S2416
  • Series
  • 1917-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Details include names of mortgagor and mortgageee and date of discharge of mortgage.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LANDS INSTRUCTION BOOK

  • AU WA S2417
  • Series
  • 1930-01-01 - 1956-12-31

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CALCULATION BOOKS

  • AU WA S371
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1947-01-01

The calculations recorded in these volumes were made by Lands Department surveyors while checking the work referred to Head Office by field surveyors. The small consignment of books sent to Archives was selected by DOLA Crown Surveys staff. These ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

TWO AND FOUR CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S2163
  • Series
  • 1958-01-01 - 1969-12-31

From 1958, Public Plans of densely settled coastal areas were drawn on 2 & 4 chain scale sheets.The sheet lines of these plans were based on a division of the Australian map grid's 1 Mile sheet. In the title of individual 2 & 4 chain plans th...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - STATISTICS

  • AU WA S1318
  • Series
  • 1973-01-01 - 1978-12-31

Statistics maintained by Noalimba Migrant Reception Centre. Included are monthly statistics 1974 - 1977 which show numbers of migrants admitted/departed each month. Daily statistics 1973 - 1978 show numbers in/out and total and the names of migr...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WORK RECORDS - SURVEY EXAMINER BRIAN WRAY

  • AU WA S1441
  • Series
  • 1959-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This series contains an example of the manual records of one officer's (Brian Wray, Survey Examiner) work jobs from his appointment to the Department of Lands and Survey until the introduction of computer control of jobs. Archived as a sampl...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

AGRICULTURAL RAILWAYS ADVISORY BOARD - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1442
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1947-12-31

The Agricultural Railways Advisory Board was established in 1911 as an inter-departmental committee under the chair of the Surveyor-General to advise the Government through the Premier on the establishment and extension of agricultural railways. I...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

AGRICULTURAL RAILWAYS ADVISORY BOARD - FILES

  • AU WA S1443
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1933-12-31

The Agricultural Railways Advisory Board was established in 1911 as an inter-departmental committee, under the chair of the Surveyor-General, to advise the Government, through the Premier, on the establishment and extension of agricultural railway...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - STANDARD SERIES

  • AU WA S979
  • Series
  • 1878-01-01 - 1907-01-01

This series represents the first attempt to cover the colony within one integrated cadastral mapping system.The series consists of the following plan sequences:K (Kimberley) 80 chain, 1884-1885 (consignment 4897);K (Kimberley) 300 chain, 1886-1902...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

TOWNSITE REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2263
  • Series
  • 1837-01-01 - 1970-12-31

The townsite registers recorded surveying of lots resumed from reserves or created from vacant Crown land. The lots are arranged under town name with further sub-divisions of any lot being recorded. Details include the original plan/diagram number...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT - FARM LEDGER CARDS

  • AU WA S1447
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1966-12-31

The War Service Land Settlement Scheme operated under the aegis of the Department of Lands and Survey. This series contains a sample from a larger holding now destroyed. The sample is based on approximately six cards in each geographical region wh...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

DESCRIPTION BOOKS - RURAL LAND GRANTS AND SALES

  • AU WA S2067
  • Series
  • 1836-01-01 - 1921-12-31

Description books for rural land grants and sales arranged by district and then by location no. Details provided include name of grantee, lot no., acreage and description of the boundaries.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND PURCHASE BOARD - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1298
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

The Land Purchase Board was established by the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act (No. 34 of 1897 and No. 46 of 1909) section 7 and 6 respectively, to advise generally and value land offered for sale to the Government under the Act. Essentially run b...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

ORIGINAL PLANS - DISTRICTS

  • AU WA S236
  • Series
  • 1850 -

This series consists of cadastral plans compiled from original surveys. The plans consist of one or more locations within the same Land District. They are drawn on different scales and do not conform to a grid pattern. Each sheet includes a table ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEYING REGISTERS (TOWN)

  • AU WA S2054
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1941-12-31

This series of Town Registers appear to be registers of work done by surveyors. The first four volumes are grouped alphabetically and have an index at the front. The next five volumes are grouped by district and contain the following headings - no...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEYOR'S INSTRUCTION REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2056
  • Series
  • 1908-01-01 - 1940-12-31

The Surveyor's Instructions Registers record work done by surveyors and are arranged by name of surveyor. Details include district, location, letter book reference, date surveyed, plan and cost.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES AND LICENCES (UNDER 1898 ACT)

  • AU WA S2280
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1905-12-31

Applications for leases and licences, known as the Guard Books, issued under the 1898 Land Act. The forms contain details of the lease no on a standard plan and give the land division and place of application. The applicant's name, acreage an...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RECORD OF SERVICE REGISTERS

  • AU WA S1255
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This series comprises record of service registers for the Department of Land and Surveys. The registers can include details such as: date of birth; dates of employment; transfers; leave; promotions; place of employment; salary and remarks. An alph...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RESERVES ADVISORY COUNCIL - MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS

  • AU WA S1304
  • Series
  • 1969-01-14 - 1970-05-14

The Reserves Advisory Council was set up by the Minister for Lands as an interdepartmental committee to:- find ways and means to protect natural scenery; discuss issues re National Parks and related reserves; discuss relevant legislation in Austra...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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