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AU WA A60 - CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT Australian English
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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

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

APPLICATIONS FOR COUNTRY LANDS APPROVED

  • AU WA S2119
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Details include name of applicant, lot no., acres, district and amount of purchase money.

SURVEY OFFICE

APPLICATIONS FOR FULL TITLES

  • AU WA S2120
  • Series
  • 1853-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Details include name, lot no., acres, town or country, when received.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

LEASES AND LICENCES SANCTIONED

  • AU WA S2129
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1882-12-31

The first four volumes record applications for pastoral and tillage leases which were approved, and indicate when applicants were informed that their leases or licences were prepared and passed to the Revenue Office for delivery. Details include n...

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

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

[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...

SURVEY OFFICE

PERMANENT BOUNDARY RECORDS

  • AU WA S2141
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

Permanent boundary records giving name of grantee and district, lot no. and description. Where dates overlap, applications can be seen at WAS 1837. Technical descriptions, similar to this series can also be seen at WAS 2093. Some volumes have an i...

SURVEY OFFICE

REGISTERS - TOWN LOTS

  • AU WA S2142
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 -

Registers of town lots arranged by town and then in lot number order. Details include date of assignment and name of the purchaser. Descriptions of the lots can be seen at WAS 2069 and applications at WAS 1837.

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

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

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

REGISTERS - FEE SIMPLE LANDS

  • AU WA S2188
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

Entries are arranged by district and details include name of grantee, location no., area and details of survey.Volumes 671-673 include reference to Crown Grant books and diagram books and details include location no., original plan and Crown Grant...

SURVEY OFFICE

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

INDEX TO GRANTS OF TOWN ALLOTMENTS

  • AU WA S2212
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 -

Arranged by towns, the index provides lot numbers and matching deed numbers. Details of the Lot nos can be found at WAS 2093.

SURVEY OFFICE

APPLICATIONS - SPECIAL OCCUPATION LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2225
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

In the Land Regulations of 1872 provision was made for certain Crown lands to be available for Special Occupation.The volumes in this series comprise registers of Special Occupation Leases & Licences issued. The Registers are maintained in SOL no ...

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

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

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

REGISTER - LAND PURCHASES UNDER CL. 92 AND 62

  • AU WA S2274
  • Series
  • 1874-01-01 -

Register of land purchases under 92/1874 and 62/1878. Entries are made under the districts concerned and show name of applicant, acreage and purchase price.

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

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

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

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'D' SERIES - APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • AU WA S3099
  • Series
  • 1881-02-01 - 1882-01-01

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

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

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

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'B' SERIES - OFFICIALS

  • AU WA S3101
  • Series
  • 1881-02 - 1882-01

This series consists of letters received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department from government officials relating to land and general administrative matters.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in Febru...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

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

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

RETURNS - SALARY

  • AU WA S3184
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

Salary returns showing salary and allowance of Surveyors whilst engaged on special surveys and explorations during 1873-1879.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

FIELD BOOKS - SURVEYORS

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

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

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

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

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