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ABSTRACTS - CORRESPONDENCE - BOARD OF COUNSEL AND AUDIT

  • AU WA S1944
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1832-12-31

Brief abstracts of letters sent to and received by the Board of Counsel and Audit which was established to assess the value of items listed by settlers in their applications to acquire Crown land allotments.

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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

CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS - SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S1954
  • Series
  • 1834-11-19 - 1844-03-29

Copies of memoranda and contracts with surveyors (nos 1-58) and chainers to survey specific areas.

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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

REGISTER - OFFICIAL LETTERS FORWARDED

  • AU WA S1959
  • Series
  • 1829-06-07 - 1873-06-14

Lists in date and letter number order the official letters forwarded by the Survey Department. Copies of official letters forwarded (numbered) can be found at WAS 1844. Abstracts for letters nos 1-283 can be found at WAS 1845.

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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

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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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PASSENGERS

  • AU WA S2084
  • Series
  • 1829-08-05 - 1829-12-15

At the front of the volume passengers are listed in order of arrival August-December 1829. At the back of the volume, these settlers are listed alphabetically and the number of acres assigned to each is given.

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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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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

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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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS FORWARDED TO OFFICIALS

  • AU WA S1845
  • Series
  • 1829-06-07 - 1836-07-31

Abstracts of letters forwarded to officials, the full copies of which can be seen at WAS 1844.

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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

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

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

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

REGISTER - LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE SURVEY OFFICE TO REPORT UPON

  • AU WA S2039
  • Series
  • 1868-04-01 - 1873-11-17

The Register of letters received by the Survey Office to report upon comprises most of this volume. Details include date, addressee, date reported upon and date returned. The first two or three pages of the volume contain copies of administrative ...

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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

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

LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ROADS AND BRIDGES

  • AU WA S1858
  • Series
  • 1834-01-01 - 1837-12-31

Letters received by the Commissioner of Roads & Bridges, mostly from the Colonial Secretary. Includes letters of appointment to this position for J.S. Roe & G.K. Moore

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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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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1853
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1871-12-31

Abstracts of letters received from settlers arranged chronologically. Details include no. & date of letter, from whom, date received and content. See also WAS 1852.

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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

REGISTER - STREET NAMES

  • AU WA S2064
  • Series
  • 1850-01-01 -

Register comprising a list of street names under each town, with an alphabetical towns index. There are very few entries in the volume.

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BOUNDARIES MARKED BY SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S2065
  • Series
  • 1836-01-01 - 1846-12-31

The volumes contain descriptions of locations and allotments with details of district boundaries and surveyor's names being noted.

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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

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

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

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

SHIPS' LOGBOOKS

  • AU WA S2140
  • Series
  • 1850-01-20 -

Logbook of the "Evergreen" and the "Perseverance". At the back of the first one there is a diary kept by CF Gregory while in charge of a party working on the Perth-Fremantle road.The second logbook records a journey from Fremantle to Shark Bay and...

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RETURNS - POSTAGE STAMPS

  • AU WA S2138
  • Series
  • 1856-01-01 -

Details of expenditure on stamps and to whom the letters were sent. At the back of each volume are details of expenditure on stamps by the Assistant Surveyor.

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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM COUNCIL

  • AU WA S1943
  • Series
  • 1832-06-08 - 1839-03-19

Chronological listing of abstracts. Details include no. and date of letter, date received and subject.

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