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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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DESCRIPTION BOOKS - LAND GRANTS AND SALES (DISTRICTS)

  • AU WA S2093
  • Series
  • 1833-01-01 - 1888-12-31

This series contains descriptions of land grants in prescribed districts and give details of lot no., acreage, name of grantee, date and description of boundaries.Registers to the land grants and sales can be seen at WAS 2094. See also WAS 1945, D...

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DESCRIPTION BOOKS - PASTORAL AND TILLAGE LEASES

  • AU WA S2071
  • Series
  • 1845-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Description books for pastoral and tillage leases covering the period 1845-1883. Early volumes to about 1860, give the distrcit, name of lessee, date, description and remarks for each entry. After 1860, the lease no. area, class, rent and boundari...

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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

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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FIELD BOOKS - SURVEYORS

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

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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...

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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.

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REGISTER - MINING LEASES

  • AU WA S1212
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1883-12-31

A Register of mining leases, applications for which can be found at WAS 1841. Entries in the Register are grouped under districts, which are listed at the front. There is also an alphabetical list of licencee's names.The various Land Departme...

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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...

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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-...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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[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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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STORES, SUPPLIES, ETC

  • AU WA S1813
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1881-12-31

The series provides details of receipts and issues of stores and details of suppliers in country areas and Perth.

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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)....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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...

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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...

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FEES RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1966
  • Series
  • 1855-06-04 - 1883-06-30

Details of public fees received showing from whom and reason for payment.

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RESERVES - CORRESPONDENCE, PROCLAMATIONS

  • AU WA S2037
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1882-12-31

Correspondence, proclamations, etc relating to the establishment of parks and reserves.

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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.

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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT RESIDENTS

  • AU WA S1855
  • Series
  • 1830-09-07 - 1876-11-22

Abstracts of letters received by the Surveyor General from Government Residents. Details include letter no., date, from whom, date received and subject of letter.

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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...

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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.

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LAND APPLICATIONS BY ENROLLED PENSIONERS

  • AU WA S1839
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Land applications by members of the Enrolled Pensioner Force for both town lots and Crown grants. The applications are arranged alphabetically and generally note the pensioner's rank, regiment and amount of pension. The series also includes p...

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