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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

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 The plans are drawn to imperial scales (between 2 to 8 chains to the inch).Since 1970, this series has been gradually superseded by plans draw...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

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

LOCATION REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2277
  • Series
  • 1835-01-01 - 1964-12-31

The series comprises registers arranged by location (e.g. Albany, Avon, Bridgetown, etc). Within each volume, entries are recorded in location number order with, in some volumes, the name of the applicant/grantee being given (see also Record Serie...

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

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

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

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

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 - LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1964
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1938-12-31

Register of letters received. Details include letter no, date, addressee, subject matter and how disposed of.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - LESSEES

  • AU WA S1891
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1932-12-31

These lessees registers record, under the name of the lessee, the various leases held. Information given includes the lease no., reference to the description, district, acres, date of expiry and remarks. See also the two index volumes to these reg...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - APPLICATIONS FOR GROUP SETTLEMENT

  • AU WA S3062
  • Series
  • 1888-12-01 - 1930-11-24

This volume was predominantly used by the Department of Lands and Surveys to register applications for group settlement. The volume records the application number, the date of application, the applicant's name, the acreage applied for, the di...

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

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

FIELD BOOKS - SURVEYORS

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

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

ORIGINAL PLANS - TOWNSITES

  • AU WA S235
  • Series
  • 1835 - 1920

Plans compiled from original surveys of proposed and or declared townsites. The plans listed are an integration of:1. Original plans transferred to the State Records Office between 1970 and 1975 and then accessioned as 859C.2. Original plans trans...

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

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

SUBJECT INDEXES - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM SETTLERS

  • AU WA S2050
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 - 1915-12-31

The first four volumes give details of writer and date of letter in subject order. The remaining volumes are arranged by district.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LETTERS FORWARDED

  • AU WA S1844
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1914-12-31

The first letterbooks (vols 41-43) contain transcipts of letters forwarded in chronological order. Each letter has been given a sequential number. Most of the letters are to the Colonial Secretary covering such topics as office matters, materials ...

SURVEY OFFICE

NOMINAL INDEXES - LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1962
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1913-12-31

References to register or letter book are given together with details of subject.

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

FINANCIAL RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1834
  • Series
  • 1829-12-15 - 1896-12-31

Cash books, accounts and estimates of revenue and expenditure for the Survey Office and contract surveyors.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

LEASES AND LICENCES - RENEWALS AND PAYMENTS OF RENT

  • AU WA S2132
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1893-12-31

This series of registers records renewals and payments of rent. Details include lessee's name, lease or licence no. See also WAS 1890, Lease books, wherein is included very similar information.

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

PURCHASE BOOKS - COUNTRY LANDS

  • AU WA S1816
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1892-12-31

Entries are grouped under district and date from the beginning of the colony. Details include lot no., name of grantee and no. of acres.Description books and Registers for these lot numbers can be found at WAS 2093 and WAS 2094.See also WAS 2092, ...

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

LEASES - KIMBERLEY AND VICTORIA DISTRICTS

  • AU WA S1348
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 - 1890-12-31

Estrays - papers relating to Kimberley lease (K nos) staring points, and leases in East Victoria district arranged as to priority.

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

INDEXES - TITLE DEEDS

  • AU WA S2121
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1890-12-31

The first volume contains details of title deeds issued for country lands with entries appearing alphabetically under the grantee's name. The second volume covers the period 1872-1880. It contains details of the lot as in the first volume and...

SURVEY OFFICE

LETTERS FORWARDED TO SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1856
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Transcriptions and handwritten press copies of letters forwarded to settlers. There is also a duplicate set for the period 1829-1834 and a triplicate set for the period 1829-1833. Abstracts of the letters can be found in WAS 1857 and an index to ...

SURVEY OFFICE

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-...

SURVEY OFFICE

DESCRIPTION BOOKS - LAND GRANTS AND SALES (TOWNS)

  • AU WA S1945
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1889-12-31

The series contains boundary descriptions of land sold in towns. Details include lot no., name of grantee and date. Registers for some towns can be seen at WAS 2094. See also WAS 2093, Description books for land grants and sales in districts.

SURVEY OFFICE

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