Series S237 - SURVEY PLANS - ROLL PLANS

Identity area

Reference code

AU WA S237

Title

SURVEY PLANS - ROLL PLANS

Date(s)

  • 1841-01-01 - 1930-01-01 (Creation)

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Maps

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Name of creator

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

Administrative history

The Department of Lands and Surveys was one of the oldest government agencies in Western Australia, having been constituted under the name of the Survey Office in 1829. The Office became the Surveyor-General's Department in 1870 and was organized into two branches - Crown Lands and Surveys. The Department was administered by the Surveyor-General who also held the title of Commissioner of Crown Lands.

The Department was restyled the Crown Lands and Surveys Department in 1873 and, in 1890, the Department of Land and Surveys.

The Department of Lands and Surveys was responsible for the leasing and alienation of Crown Lands (except where mining and forestry tenures were involved*), the reservation of land for public purposes and roads, the surveying and classifying of land, and the exploration and mapping of the State. From its inception, the Department was also active in promoting immigration and settlement, and until 1973 was responsible for administering various Assisted Passage Immigration Schemes.

Immigration remained one of the functions of the Department until 1986, and the Department was responsible for the administration of the Noalimba Reception Centre.

Following a functional review, the Department was reorganized and renamed the Department of Land Administration in 1986.


  • Initially, the Department was responsible for virtually all aspects of land administration, but with the establishment of the Department of Mines (1893) and the Forests Department (1919), it relinquished control of mining and forestry matters.

Name of creator

AU WA A58 - SURVEY OFFICE (1829-01-01 - 1870-01-01)

Administrative history

Name of creator

AU WA A59 - SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT (1870-01-01 - 1873-01-01)

Administrative history

Name of creator

AU WA A60 - CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT (1873-01-01 - 1890-01-01)

Administrative history

Archival history

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Scope and content

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 the early 1980's individually alloted six digit tally numbers (Tally Nos. 006730 - 006915), and b) Rolls transferred to the State Archives by the Graphic Bank, Department of Land Administration in 1989.

Items that are stored flat are noted accordingly on the consignment listings.

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Numerical

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Conditions governing access

Open

Conditions governing access (legacy)

Open access

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Dates of relationship

1841-01-01 - 1882-01-01

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Controlled

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Dates of relationship

1841-01-01 - 1930-01-01

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 1 -

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