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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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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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...

SURVEY OFFICE

LETTERS FORWARDED TO GOVERNMENT RESIDENTS

  • AU WA S1846
  • Series
  • 1830-09-21 - 1840-07-28

This series contains copies of letters to government residents relating to land in the Resident's district. There is an index at the back of vol 47. Abstracts can be seen at WAS 1847.

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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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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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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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

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

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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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