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ADMIRALTY CHARTS

  • AU WA S239
  • Series
  • 1873 - 1897

Charts of Hydrographic Surveys conducted by Royal Navy vessels off the Western Australian coastline and lodged with the Western Australian Colonial Government between 1875 - 1897. The charts were allotted a registration number upon receipt by the ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

ADMISSION CARDS

  • AU WA S1317
  • Series
  • 1976-01-01 - 1986-12-31

Cards completed on admission of migrants to Noalimba Migrant Reception Centre. Arranged alphabetically the cards show names of migrants, names and ages of their children, occupation, how arrived (eg by air), date of arrival, name of bank, address...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • AU WA S4602
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 -

Aerial photographs for various Lands Department projects

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

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

APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2153
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1905-12-31

Applications for leases and licences, known as the Guard Books, issued under the Regulations. The forms contain details of the lease number on a standard plan, and give the land division and place of application. The applicant's name, acreage...

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

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

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

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS (DISTRICTS) - POST STANDARD SERIES

  • AU WA S980
  • Series
  • 1893-01-01 - 1903-01-01

This series comprises several groups of cadastral plans (not all of them Public Plans) that were drawn during the same period as the Standard Series (Record Series No. 979). These plans generally conform to grids and scales within individual land ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - AGRICULTURAL AREAS

  • AU WA S1015
  • Series
  • 1893-01-01 - 1964-01-01

The plans in this series were transferred to the State Records Office in 1971 and originally accessioned as 923C. In 1998, they were allocated a new consignment number, Consignment 6100.The plans are filed alphabetically by locality in one sequenc...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - 2 AND 4 CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S4269
  • Series
  • 1952-04-01 - 1970-08-28

This series consists of (Old) 4 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of selected parts of the Perth metropolitan region, 1952 - 1970. The scale is 4 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection.In 1952, Public Plans ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - 20 CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S4268
  • Series
  • 1923-08-03 - 1954-12-31

This series consists of 20 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of the Perth metropolitan region. The scale is 20 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection.Before 1925, Public Plans for the area covered by these p...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - 300 CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S4265
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1975-12-31

This series consists of 300 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of Western Australia. The scale is 300 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection.Before 1903, Public Plans of most of the areas covered by this seri...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - 40 CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S4264
  • Series
  • 1903 - 1925

This series consists of 40 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of the South Western section of Western Australia. The scale is 40 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection.Before 1903, Public Plans of most of the...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - 80 CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S981
  • Series
  • 1902 - 1972

This series consists of 80 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of selected areas of Western Australia (mainly the South West region). The scale is 80 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection which provided for s...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - 800 CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S4267
  • Series
  • 1902-05-30 - 1949-12-31

This series consists of 800 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of Western Australia. The scale is 800 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection.Before 1907, there were no cadastral plans of most of the areas cov...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - ORIGINAL STATE SERIES - L CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S4266
  • Series
  • 1900-11-14 - 1924-12-31

This series consists of 40 Chain Cancelled Public Plans of selected areas of the Murchison, Yilgarn and Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. The scale is 40 chains to one inch and the plans are based on the Bonne Modified Conical Projection.Be...

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

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

CARD INDEX - FILES

  • AU WA S1763
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Index created by the Land and Property Branch of Public Works Department to files held by that Branch. The cards were transferred to the Department of Land Administration in 1986.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CARD INDEX - LAND ACTS (CLAUSES)

  • AU WA S2266
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1989-12-31

The series constitutes a card index to leasehold land issued under various clauses of the Regulations, the 1898 Land Act and the 1933 Land Act. Each card provides a history of a particular lease, and noted are the names of the leaseholders and the...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - LOCATIONS

  • AU WA S2264
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1990-12-31

The cards are arranged alphabetically by location (Avon, Hay, Wellington, etc) and within each location, numerically by location number.The cards provide a history of a Crown location within a specified land district. Details may include the name ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - PERPETUAL LEASES

  • AU WA S1382
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1988-12-31

Card index to Perpetual leases were granted under the War Service Land Settlement Scheme to veterans of World War ll. Such leases could be passed on but not sold, or, they could be converted to freehold by paying the value of the land. Details on ...

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

CARD INDEX - STATIONS

  • AU WA S1436
  • Series
  • 1964-01-01 - 1993-12-31

This card index is an A - Z of station names. Information includes: Lease number; lessee; address; acreage; correspondence file number [see WAS 211 and/or AN 3]. Detail varies from card to card.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - TOWNSITE CROWN ALLOTMENTS

  • AU WA S2265
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1990-12-31

Arranged alphabetically by town then numerically by lot number. The index provides a history of the lot such as being revested in any way. Details may also include grantee's name, name of street, plan/map no., file no.(Original card index is ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1639
  • Series
  • 1955-01-01 -

Unregistered letters/correspondence received by the Department of Lands & Survey.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CROWN LANDS TRIBUNAL - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1300
  • Series
  • 1959-11-10 - 1969-12-31

The Crown Lands Tribunal was appointed by the Hon. Premier to examine and recommend to the Minister for Lands, Forests and Immigration the utilisation of certain areas of sparsely timbered lands for agricultural purposes. eg Tone River, Collie cat...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

DEAD NAMES INDEX (CARD INDEX TO LEASEHOLD LAND)

  • AU WA S2250
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1989-12-31

This card index is arranged alphabetically and tracks all land actions by an individual, and relates file numbers to those actions. Thus, it is possible through this index, to locate all land held by any person until the late 1980's. The ind...

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

DIAGRAMS - CROWN SURVEYS (OLD SERIES)

  • AU WA S221
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 - 1898-01-01

Survey diagrams provide in a larger format the information shown on Original Plans - see WAS 235 & 236. Diagrams are of foolscap size and document the survey details of one location or group of contiguous locations. The Surveyors Fieldbooks, WAS 3...

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 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

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

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

FIELD BOOKS - SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S32
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1924-01-01

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

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

FILES - GENERAL

  • AU WA S211
  • Series
  • 1882-01-02 - 2003-07-01

This is the main series for correspondence files dealing with the administration of land in the State. The series covers the full span of activities carried out by the departments responsible for land administration.On 2 January 1882, the Chief Cl...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FILES - HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES BRANCH

  • AU WA S1440
  • Series
  • 1922-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Organisational files held by Human Resource Services Branch, superseded by a new cover style and control numbers. The files deal with a variety of employment issues, structure of the Department and internal directives. The "General Disposal Author...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FOREMAN'S REPORTS - GROUP SETTLEMENT

  • AU WA S1732
  • Series
  • 1921-01-01 - 1942-12-31

Foreman's monthly returns form various Groups. Details include the settler's name, location and remarks.As there is no known system of arrangement/control for this series, the State Archives has imposed a numerical system.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FOUR MILES PLANS

  • AU WA S2165
  • Series
  • 1961-01-01 - 1967-12-31

During the early 1960s, Public PLans for the northern half of the state were drawn on 4 Mile sheets,which conformed to th Australian mapping grid.Before 1961, plans for these areas were were drawn to scales of 300 & 800 chains (see WAS 981).From 1...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

GROUP SETTLEMENT PLANS (CHIEF DRAFTSMAN)

  • AU WA S2451
  • Series
  • 1923-12-18 - 1930-09-10

These Group Settlement plans are part of larger series created by the Chief Draftsman of the Department of Lands and Surveys (see Records Series No. 1364). The plans were previously located at 426C before being consigned at consignment 6160 in 199...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1815
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1926-12-31

Index to correspondence regarding locations in various districts, showing district and location numbers and relevant Field Book numbers where known. Only a few entries are recorded. The volume was then used as a field book register.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX - STREET NAMES

  • AU WA S1303
  • Series
  • 1929-01-01 - 1969-12-31

Departmental aide-memoire to show relationship of street names to correspondence files and alterations to names. Organised by localities in alphabetical order.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX - TOWN AND SUBURBAN LOTS

  • AU WA S2304
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1916-12-31

Index to the Town Registers at WAS 2255. The volume lists town names and a reference to the volume number in WAS 2255.The index was succeeded by WAS 2265 and associated card indexes in 1916.

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

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