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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.

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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS FORWARDED TO OFFICIALS

  • AU WA S1845
  • Series
  • 1829-06-07 - 1836-07-31

Abstracts of letters forwarded to officials, the full copies of which can be seen at WAS 1844.

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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS FORWARDED TO SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1857
  • Series
  • 1829-09-19 - 1835-08-16

The volumes contain a brief description of the subject matter of the letter, date sent & to whom. The letters can be seen at Was 1856

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ABSTRACTS - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM COUNCIL

  • AU WA S1943
  • Series
  • 1832-06-08 - 1839-03-19

Chronological listing of abstracts. Details include no. and date of letter, date received and subject.

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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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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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ABSTRACTS - OFFICIAL LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1956
  • Series
  • 1829-05-12 - 1881-05-12

Details of the letters received include date, name of writer, subject matter of letter and how disposed of.The letters can be seen at WAS 1955.

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ABSTRACTS - SURVEY OFFICE PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S1862
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1835-12-31

This series consists of one volume and one packet of loose documents. One bound volume covers the period 1830-1835. The loose documents which were sent to the Governor each month for approval cover the period April 1830 - June 1831

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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 - EXCHANGES OF LAND

  • AU WA S2033
  • Series
  • 1835-01-01 - 1844-12-31

Letters mainly from the Colonial Secretary concerning permission to exchange land.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND ADMINISTRATION

APPLICATIONS FOR COUNTRY LANDS APPROVED

  • AU WA S2119
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Details include name of applicant, lot no., acres, district and amount of purchase money.

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APPLICATIONS FOR FULL TITLES

  • AU WA S2120
  • Series
  • 1853-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Details include name, lot no., acres, town or country, when received.

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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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APPLICATIONS [APPROVED] TO PURCHASE TOWN AND SUBURBAN LOTS

  • AU WA S1838
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1835-12-31

Information regarding applications to purchase town and suburban lots is duplicated in the Town Registers (WAS 2262). For this reason, only a few sample applications have been retained for most towns. Lists of approved applications for town and su...

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BOUNDARIES MARKED BY SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S2065
  • Series
  • 1836-01-01 - 1846-12-31

The volumes contain descriptions of locations and allotments with details of district boundaries and surveyor's names being noted.

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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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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.

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CORRESPONDENCE RE STREETS OF PERTH

  • AU WA S2105
  • Series
  • 1840-08-27 - 1843-11-23

Collection of letters from the Colonial Secretary to the Surveyor General re the streets of Perth and memos re the boundaries of Perth townsite

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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 - 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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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

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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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

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

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

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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FIELD BOOKS - SURVEYORS

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

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FINANCIAL RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1834
  • Series
  • 1829-12-15 - 1896-12-31

Cash books, accounts and estimates of revenue and expenditure for the Survey Office and contract surveyors.

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INDEX - LETTERS FORWARDED TO SETTLERS

  • AU WA S2127
  • Series
  • 1831-01-01 - 1833-12-31

This index appears to be for item 55 (WAS 1856), the reference being to the page number in that volume. Details include name of person the whom the letter was sent and the page number in item 55.

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INDEX - QUERIES

  • AU WA S1836
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1845-12-31

Alphabetical index, by subject, to Queries in WAS 1835.

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INDEX - SURVEYOR'S LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1963
  • Series
  • 1869-01-01 - 1881-12-31

Register of letters received from surveyors. There is an alphabetical index at the front of the volume.

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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.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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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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

INDEXES - TITLE DEEDS

  • AU WA S2121
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1890-12-31

The first volume contains details of title deeds issued for country lands with entries appearing alphabetically under the grantee's name. The second volume covers the period 1872-1880. It contains details of the lot as in the first volume and...

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JS ROE - MEMORANDUM BOOK

  • AU WA S1953
  • Series
  • 1831-01-01 - 1833-04-11

A rough memorandum book maintained by Roe and applications for land.

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LAND - SURRENDER OF

  • AU WA S2034
  • Series
  • 1837-01-01 - 1876-12-31

The series consists of a number of items relating to the surrender of land, including Applications for the surrender of land, a register of surrenders of land, returns of surrendered land and memoranda regarding surrender of land.

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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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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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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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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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LEASE BOOKS

  • AU WA S1890
  • Series
  • 1833-01-01 - 1887-12-31

Entries are arranged consecutively under lease number. Other details include name of lessee, size of lease, class, district and whether finally cancelled, lapsed or transferred. The three volumes for the North, East and Kimberley districts run con...

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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 SANCTIONED

  • AU WA S2129
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1882-12-31

The first four volumes record applications for pastoral and tillage leases which were approved, and indicate when applicants were informed that their leases or licences were prepared and passed to the Revenue Office for delivery. Details include n...

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