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AU WA A60 - CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT
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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

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

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS (DISTRICTS) - PRE STANDARD SERIES

  • AU WA S978
  • Series
  • 1856-01-01 - 1880-01-01

These plans illustrate the alienation and subdivision of land in the settled districts of the Colony during the mid-nineteenth century.Each subseries of plans within this series is grouped within distinct consignments.These subseries reflect the f...

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OFFICIAL LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1825
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Official letters received, mostly from the Colonial Secretary and relating to administrative matters or reporting on the Governor's decisions re land requests. The letters have been arranged in a chronological sequence.A Register of the lette...

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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 These regulations were superseded by others in 1878, but special grants to immigrants were not discontinued until 1882.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

APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE CROWN LANDS

  • AU WA S1837
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Individual applications to purchase Crown lands and arranged in lot number order under the relevant district. Generally, the applications ceased in 1881 when a more modern system of record keeping was introduced.

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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

LAND APPLICATIONS BY RELIGIOUS BODIES

  • AU WA S1840
  • Series
  • 1843-01-01 - 1881-12-31

Applications for land by religious bodies in Perth and country towns including New Norcia for the period 1843-1880. Nos 1 and 2 are mostly applications from the Church of England, No 3 is mostly applications from the Roman Catholic Church.

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MINING LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S1841
  • Series
  • 1865-01-01 - 1882-12-31

Copies of mining leases and letters of applications for mining licences arranged by district. The names of some applicants can also be found in the Register of mining leases (WAS 1212), which is arranged alphabetically and by district.

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REGISTERS - APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL OCCUPATION LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2226
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

Registers of applications for Special Occupation Leases & Licences (SOL's) made under the Land Regulation of 1872. After the first volume the applications are grouped under district. Other details include no of acres, name of applicant and da...

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

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

STORES, SUPPLIES, ETC

  • AU WA S1813
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1881-12-31

The series provides details of receipts and issues of stores and details of suppliers in country areas and Perth.

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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

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

APPLICATIONS TO RUN STOCK IN EASTERN AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS

  • AU WA S2035
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 - 1878-12-31

Applications on official forms under Regulations of 20 August 1864 giving details of applicant and stock to be conveyed to nominated district.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

REGISTERS - APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2040
  • Series
  • 1847-01-01 - 1882-12-31

In the early 1840s, various local regulations for the Temporary Occupation of Crown Lands were put forward in an attempt to prevent squatting. In 1850, new regulations for the leasing of Crown Lands were published. Under these regulations, land to...

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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

SURVEY PLANS - HISTORIC

  • AU WA S234
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1882-01-01

The plans record original surveys made in the south west of the colony of Western Australia. The majority of the plans were originally recorded in the Plan Register as unnumbered folios.Plans 228-247 were originally registered as 'Plans, Sect...

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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

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'A' SERIES - SETTLERS

  • AU WA S3144
  • Series
  • 1881-02 - 1882-01

This series consists of letters received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department from settlers.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under this system letters were registered under one o...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

LETTERS RECEIVED FROM RESIDENT MAGISTRATES

  • AU WA S1854
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1879-12-31

Letters from Resident Magistrates arranged alphabetically under Magisterial district and numbered within each district. The letters deal with official matters concerning land in each district.

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LETTERS RECEIVED FROM SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1852
  • Series
  • 1829-09-19 - 1880-12-31

Unregistered letters received from settlers (SDUR's). The letters have been arranged alphabetically by surname. The letters deal mainly with applications for, and transfers of land.

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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

LETTERS (UNREGISTERED) RECEIVED FROM SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S1850
  • Series
  • 1831-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Letters received from surveyors, assistant and contract surveyors. Filed aplhabetically by surveyor's name. The series includes letters, reports and diaries. Reference is found by checking in the Lands Index on microfiche.

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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

DEPARTMENTAL FORMS

  • AU WA S3182
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 -

Examples of departmental forms in use in the 1880's by the Crown Lands and Surveys Department.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

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

FEES RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1966
  • Series
  • 1855-06-04 - 1883-06-30

Details of public fees received showing from whom and reason for payment.

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RESERVES - CORRESPONDENCE, PROCLAMATIONS

  • AU WA S2037
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1882-12-31

Correspondence, proclamations, etc relating to the establishment of parks and reserves.

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

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

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

PLANS - TOWNSITES, EARLY TRACINGS

  • AU WA S241
  • Series
  • 1838-01-01 - 1891-12-31

Early plans of individual allotments, reserves and public buildings within a number of Western Australian towns.

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CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'C' SERIES - SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S3100
  • Series
  • 1881-02-01 - 1882-01-01

This series consists of letters received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department from surveyors dealing essentially with survey work in 1881.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under t...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

LAND ACT AND REGULATIONS

  • AU WA S1843
  • Series
  • 1827-01-01 - 1891-12-31

Land Act and regulations, government notices and instructions re granting of land; forms and regulations used elsewhere, reports etc re amendments to land regulations and for the disposal of mineral lands.

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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT RESIDENTS

  • AU WA S1855
  • Series
  • 1830-09-07 - 1876-11-22

Abstracts of letters received by the Surveyor General from Government Residents. Details include letter no., date, from whom, date received and subject of letter.

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TOWN AND SUBURBAN LAND PURCHASE BOOK

  • AU WA S2091
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1887-12-31

Record of purchases of town and suburban lands. Details include applicant's name, price realised, date of title deed. The volume includes an alphabetical index.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'T' SERIES - TELEGRAMS

  • AU WA S3098
  • Series
  • 1881-02-26 - 1882-01-01

This series consists of telegrams received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department that deal with the general administration of the Department.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - TOWN ALLOTMENTS

  • AU WA S1309
  • Series
  • 1829-06-01 - 1889-12-31

Register of Perth town and suburban allotments arranged alpha-numerically by lot no. There is an alphabetical index of applicants at the front of the volume. See also WAS 1838 (items 30/6&7), Perth town & suburban land applications and items 30/1-...

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DIARIES OF PROCEEDINGS - SURVEY OFFICE

  • AU WA S1861
  • Series
  • 1829-05-12 - 1891-12-31

These diaries give details of employment of staff, documents received and issued by the Dept. and remarks about the proceedings of each day. The first diary was commenced at sea aboard The Parmelia. The first two volumes are described as Proceedin...

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REGISTERS - FIELDBOOKS

  • AU WA S75
  • Series
  • 1819-01-01 - 1904-12-31

These registers refer to fieldbooks (Record Series No. 32) compiled by the surveyors who undertook surveys for the Department of Lands and Surveys (and predecessor departments). The information given in the registers is the name of the surveyor, f...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PASTORAL LEASES - DESCRIPTION BOOKS (NORTH AND EAST DISTRICTS)

  • AU WA S1888
  • Series
  • 1873-02-18 - 1873-12-31

These volumes contain descriptions of leases in the North and East Districts under the following headings - No. and district, class, acreage, name, date of approval, description. Details of E1-E25 and N1-N218 can be found in WAS 2071, items 1235-1...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

LEASE DESCRIPTION BOOKS

  • AU WA S1889
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1899-12-31

Lease description books comprising a separate volume for each type of lease. Details include lessee, no., district, date and a description of the boundaries. They are arranged in chronological order of lease no.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

[REGISTERS] - APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE CROWN LANDS

  • AU WA S2139
  • Series
  • 1833-01-01 -

The series consists of details of applications to purchase Crown lands. In the first three volumes applicants are listed in one chronological sequence, and in the last two volumes, the listings are by district. See also WAS 1837 for details of th...

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TOWNSITE PLANS

  • AU WA S2168
  • Series
  • 1874 - 1976

This series comprises cadastral plans of proclaimed townsites or parts thereof, including suburban lots. The plans are drawn to imperial scales (between 2 to 8 chains to the inch).Since 1970, this series has been gradually superseded by plans draw...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND SALES, RETURNS OF LAND, ETC

  • AU WA S2155
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1909-12-31

Record of land sales arranged chronologically and returns of land assigned, by district, town and suburban allotments, sometimes, as in 683/1-13, giving name and lot no of grantee, and other lists showing number of allotments granted in a particul...

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