State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

AU WA A235 - OFFICE OF TITLES

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

OFFICE OF TITLES

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A235

Description area

Dates of existence

1876-01-01 - 1984-11-01

History

This agency was established in 1876 pursuant to the Transfer of Land Act 1874 (38 Vic. No. 13). The Act provided for the appointment of a Commissioner of Titles "for superintending the department hereby established" and other officers, to implement the Torrens system of land registration as well as continue to administer the Deed system (which covered land conveyed by memorials). The "old" system of conveyancing was consolidated in the Registration of Deeds Act 1856 19 Vic., No. 14, and updated by the Property Law Act, 1969.

The first Commissioner of Titles, C.H. James, was appointed in 1876. Until the mid 1980's the Land Titles Office, now known as the Office of Titles, was a sub department of the Crown Law Department. Since November 1984 its controlling agency has been the Department of Lands and Surveys (now known as the Department of Land Administration).

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Transfer of Land Act 1874. Consolidated and replaced by, Transfer of Land Act 1893., Strata Titles Act 1985

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A242 - LAND TITLES OFFICE (1984-11-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A242

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A234 - REGISTRAR OF DEEDS, CONVENYANCES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (1832-01-01 - 1876-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A234

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1832-01-01 - 1876-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A242 - LAND TITLES OFFICE (1984-11-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A242

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1984-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A234 - REGISTRAR OF DEEDS, CONVENYANCES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (1832-01-01 - 1876-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A234

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A68 - CROWN LAW DEPARTMENT (1909-01-01 - 1993-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A68

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1909-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A42 - DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS (1890-01-01 - 1986-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A42

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1890-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S416 - INDEX TO NAMES CHANGED BY LICENCE OR DEED POLL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1957-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S417 - MEMORIALS OF DEEDS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S418 - REGISTERS OF MEMORIALS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S419 - INDEX TO MEMORIALS - ALPHABETICAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S420 - INDEX - LAND - MEMORIALS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S421 - INDEX - NOMINAL - MEMORIALS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S422 - INDEX AND REGISTER OF ENCUMBRANCES - MEMORIALS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S423 - INDEX TO WILLS - DEEDS REGISTRY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S942 - REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1884-01-01 - 1952-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S1970 - DEPARTMENTAL INSTRUCTIONS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1896-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1307 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - 1945-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S4452 - CORRESPONDENCE FILES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4453 - TRANSFER JOURNALS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1875-12-22 -

Related unit of description

Series S4454 - MORTGAGE JOURNALS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1876-12-23 -

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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