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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

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

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

LAND ACT APPLICATIONS REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2254
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Details include date of application and lodgement, name of applicant, lease nos, and change of name and tenure. The registers recorded amendments to change of name or ownership. Applications were entered in numerical order on a yearly basis. There...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND ACT TRANSFER REGISTER

  • AU WA S2253
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Register recording transfers of leases under the 1933 Land Act. Details include names of transferree and transferror, district and lease number. There is an index at the front of the volume.

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 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 These regulations were superseded by others in 1878, but special grants to immigrants were not discontinued until 1882.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

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

LANDS INSTRUCTION BOOK

  • AU WA S2417
  • Series
  • 1930-01-01 - 1956-12-31

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LARGE SCALE PLANS (METRIC - TOWNSITES)

  • AU WA S2167
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 -

In 1970 a new referencing system for small scale public plans was introduced in Western Australia.The system is based on the identification of Primary rectangles, each comprising 8x8 1:10,000 sheets. Each primary rectangle is identified by:1. the ...

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

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

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

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

MAPPING PROJECTIONS

  • AU WA S1302
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1971-12-31

Departmental aids for creation of cadastral maps.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

MAPS - 1901 CENSUS

  • AU WA S4597
  • Series
  • 1900-03-31 - 1901-03-31

Maps of the draft boundaries for 31 March 1901 colonial census districts and sub-districts drawn onto M, G, & K sheets of the 'Historic map series' of Western Australia and some published townsite maps. The maps were created by the Depar...

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

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

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

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

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

NUMERICAL INDEX

  • AU WA S2136
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1923-12-31

Index in sequential number order, some with a number on year notation. No file titles are given.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

  • AU WA S1439
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Department of Land Administration to include records that report on the organisational structure of the Department of Lands and Survey and its successor, the Department of Land Administration, and change...

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

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 - WA LAND CO.

  • AU WA S2190
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 -

Original plans of Locations in the Great Southern agricultural region comprising land granted to The W.A. Land Co in return for the construction of the Albany to Beverley Railway.The plans are `Office Copies' lodged with Lands & Surveys.These...

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

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

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

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

PERSONAL FILES

  • AU WA S3637
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 -

Personal files of senior members of staff of the Department of Lands and Surveys.(Files in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 3, Accession 1382).

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PLANS - CHIEF DRAFTSMAN

  • AU WA S1364
  • Series
  • 1913-02-01 - 1981-07-31

Chief Draftsman's plans are a miscellany of plans created by the chief draftsman or at his direction. These are generally one-off tasks - e.g. Meckering Earthquake impact, plans of public buildings, townsites, Aboriginal missions and communi...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PLANS - INDEX SHEETS

  • AU WA S2189
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 -

This series lists those index sheets to Lands Dept plans (mainly Public & Original Plans) that were transferred on various occasions from Lands & Surveys/DOLA to the State Archives.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RECORD OF SERVICE REGISTERS

  • AU WA S1255
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This series comprises record of service registers for the Department of Land and Surveys. The registers can include details such as: date of birth; dates of employment; transfers; leave; promotions; place of employment; salary and remarks. An alph...

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

RECORDS REGARDING LAND - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1305
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1946-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Department of Land Administration to include various papers compiled at different times. They reflect on the legislative changes in Land Acts/Regulations and the impact on administration. Additionally th...

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

REGISTER - COMMONWEALTH LANDS

  • AU WA S2288
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1954-12-31

A register maintained by Department of Lands & Survey for the purpose of recording land taken over by the Commonwealth for defence, postal, meteorological, etc purposes.The register notes date of gazettal, name of owner, locality and file number.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - DEPARTURES

  • AU WA S1319
  • Series
  • 1977-01-01 - 1978-01-06

Record of departures from Noalimba Migrant Reception Centre. Shows name, date of departure and address.

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

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

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

REGISTER - SUB-LEASES

  • AU WA S2418
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Details include names of lessors and sub lessees.

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

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

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 - 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

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 - 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

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