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AU WA A42 - DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS
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UNREGISTERED FILES

  • AU WA S3183
  • Series
  • 1974-01-01 -

This series consists of one unregistered file. The file contains extracts and copies of sverela documents that were used for informational purposes during the 1974 Rawlins on Nomenclature Investigation.

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

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

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

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

REGISTERS - LEASES (1898 ACT)

  • AU WA S2256
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 -

Registers pertaining to the release of Crown lands under Clauses of the 1898 Land Act. With the passing of the 1933 Land Act, leases continued to be issued under the relevant clause of the new Act, thus a volume may contain leases issued under the...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REPORT RE CALVERT EXPLORING PARTY

  • AU WA S2420
  • Series
  • 1896-11-01 -

Two typed copies of a report by WF Rudall, the leader of an expedition searching for missing members of the Calvert Exploring Party.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

MINERAL LEASES, DESCRIPTIONS, PERMITS

  • AU WA S2134
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

The series consists of items relating to mining leases, a function carried out by the Crown Lands & Survey Department and the Department of Lands & Survey prior to the creation of the Mines Department. See also WAS 1212, Register of mining licences.

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

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 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

CORRESPONDENCE

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

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

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - DIAGRAMS CROWN SURVEYS

  • AU WA S248
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

Except for the first three registers, all items in this series are held by DOLA. The three books listed on Consignment 3636 describe Crown Survey diagrams registered in the old series prior to mid 1898.The registers show: Class of holding, name of...

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PASTORAL APPEALS

  • AU WA S1312
  • Series
  • 1921-01-01 - 1922-12-31

Extracts from minutes of the Board of Pastoral Appraisers (now the Pastoral Board) of appeals against rent (chiefly) and other administrative decisions of the Lands and Surveys Department. Each volume is indexed alphabetically by station or lessee...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT - CREDIT AUTHORITY FILES

  • AU WA S1446
  • Series
  • 1948-01-01 - 1966-12-31

The War Service Land Settlent Board operated under the aegis of the Department of Lands and Survey. This series contains unregistered files of correspondence between the War Service Land Settlement Board, the Commonwealth of Australia and the Rura...

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

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

REGISTER - KWINANA TOWN LOTS

  • AU WA S2419
  • Series
  • 1953-01-01 - 1982-12-31

Register of Kwinana freehold town lots nos 1-333.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

NAMED FORTY CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S2164
  • Series
  • 1952-01-01 - 1976-12-31

From 1952 until the late 1960s plans in this series were drawn and named by dividing into four the 1 Mile sheets of the Australian map grid.The `named 40 chain plans',should not be confused with those 40 chain plans of the Original State Seri...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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