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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...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - CASES FILED

  • AU WA S882
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1941-01-01

Labelled "Miscellaneous", these registers apparently record cases filed and indicate where the files will be found. The registers are alphabetical, by family name or company name of parties involved.The first volume entries give the name, type of ...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

JS ROE CALCULATION BOOKS

  • AU WA S2137
  • Series
  • 1818-01-03 -

Calculation books kept by Roe aboard the ships Mermaid, Bathurst and Tamar while engaged in a survey of the Australian coast.Roe was appointed the first Surveyor General in Western Australia in 1829.

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

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE GOVERNOR

  • AU WA S1182
  • Series
  • 1824-01-01 -

Despatches have been exchanged between the Governor and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, later the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, and later for Commonwealth Relations.This series of despatches was sent from the Secretary of State...

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

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

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 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.

SURVEY OFFICE

OFFICIAL LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1955
  • Series
  • 1828-12-05 - 1862-02-03

The letterbooks contain copies of letters received, mostly from the Colonial Secretary. The letters have been registered in running number order.Abstracts of these letters can be seen at WAS 1956.

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REGISTERS - DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  • AU WA S1168
  • Series
  • 1828-12-01 -

Registers of despatches received by the Governor from the Secretary of State of the Colonies. The registers show the date of document and date received, from whom received, subject and points to be attended to. Some volumes include despatches se...

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

LAND REGULATIONS - SWAN RIVER COLONY

  • AU WA S3851
  • Series
  • 1828-12-05 - 1834-01-07

This volume appears to be a handwritten copy of circulars and memorandums issued in relation to initial land regulations for the Swan River Colony.The volume consists of two sections:i) General Regulations and Instructions Relative to Crown Lands ...

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

REGISTER - COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

  • AU WA S1179
  • Series
  • 1828-12-30 -

Register of duplicate despatches received by the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies. The volume is incorrectly labelled on the cover "C.O.D. Index".

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

CORRESPONDENCE - INWARDS

  • AU WA S2941
  • Series
  • 1828-12-30 - 1878-12-31

This series consists of the inwards correspondence - or correspondence received - of the Colonial Secretary's Office.The inwards correspondence of the Colonial Secretary's Office between 1828 and 1878 was arranged in two basic ways.The f...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

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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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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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RETURNS, MEMORANDA, ETC

  • AU WA S1842
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1869-12-31

The series consists of notes, reports and memoranda including general notices, miscellaneous land returns, details of leases and licences, register of plans received and reports and minutes of the Swan River Navigation Board.

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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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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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LOCATION REGISTERS - KOJONUP AND FREMANTLE

  • AU WA S2051
  • Series
  • 1845-01-01 - 1928-12-31

The Kojonup register gives details of location nos 1-8347 together with acreage and plan nos.The Fremantle locations register contains sketches of located parts of Fremantle showing relative positions of boundary marks.

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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...

SURVEY OFFICE

FIELD BOOKS - SURVEYORS

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

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - VACCINATIONS

  • AU WA S669
  • Series
  • 1879-04-20 - 1906-12-28

The volume held lists adults and children living in the Canning district who were vaccinated against smallpox. An alphabetical index is included.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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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LETTERS FORWARDED

  • AU WA S1844
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1914-12-31

The first letterbooks (vols 41-43) contain transcipts of letters forwarded in chronological order. Each letter has been given a sequential number. Most of the letters are to the Colonial Secretary covering such topics as office matters, materials ...

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RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1243
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1983-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the State Archives and contains various records relating to the early days of the colony. Many of them were received prior to 1945.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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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REGISTERS - LAND GRANTS AND SALES

  • AU WA S2094
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1889-12-31

Registers to land grants and sales, the description books for which can be seen at WAS 2093. Details include lot no., name of grantee and date.

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LETTERS FORWARDED TO SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1856
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Transcriptions and handwritten press copies of letters forwarded to settlers. There is also a duplicate set for the period 1829-1834 and a triplicate set for the period 1829-1833. Abstracts of the letters can be found in WAS 1857 and an index to ...

SURVEY OFFICE

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

REGISTER - OFFICIAL LETTERS FORWARDED

  • AU WA S1959
  • Series
  • 1829-06-07 - 1873-06-14

Lists in date and letter number order the official letters forwarded by the Survey Department. Copies of official letters forwarded (numbered) can be found at WAS 1844. Abstracts for letters nos 1-283 can be found at WAS 1845.

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LETTERBOOKS (OUTWARDS CORRESPONDENCE) [MAIN SERIES]

  • AU WA S2755
  • Series
  • 1829-06-08 - 1900-02-16

The letterbooks of the Colonial Secretary's Office is an almost complete set of duplicate correspondence sent by the Colonial Secretary to other government departments, subordinate offices and private individuals. During the period 1829-1895 ...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

PLANS - AVON - EARLY SURVEYS

  • AU WA S240
  • Series
  • 1834-01-01 - 1838-12-31

With one exception all,of the plans in this series are Survey Office reductions drawn from surveys conducted by Ommanney & Shenton, and Smythe in the Avon Valley during the mid 1830s.All plans were accessioned as 401C when transferred to the Batty...

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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

SURVEY OFFICE

CIRCULARS

  • AU WA S1226
  • Series
  • 1829-11-29 -

Handwritten copies of circulars received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1829 - 1838. At the back of the volume are the regulations for the Civil Court for 1832.

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

TRANSCRIPTS - BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, BAPTISMS, BURIALS (PRE-1861)

  • AU WA S4043
  • Series
  • 1829-12-06 - 1861-10-11

This is an artificial series created by the State Records Office for a collection of transcripts of early Colonial recordings of births, deaths, marriages, baptisms and burials mainly prior to the establishment of the Registry Office in 1841. The ...

REGISTRY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

MINUTE BOOKS - COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS

  • AU WA S204
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1890-01-01

On 9 December 1829, Captain Stirling appointed Justices of the Peace to deal with civil and criminal matters. The greater part of their work was in connection with criminal offences and they held courts of Petty and Quarter Sessions as in England....

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

LEGAL MEMORANDA NOTEBOOK

  • AU WA S1597
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1854-12-31

The notebook contains notes by John Molloy, the first Resident Magistrate, of cases heard, contracts for employment, licences issued and stock owned.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE - BUSSELTON

FILES - CRIMINAL INDICTMENT

  • AU WA S122
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

In order to deal with criminal offences Captain Stirling created the appointments of Justices of the Peace on 9 December 1829 under the 1535 Act Hen. VIII, excluding the "caution clause". A further Proclamation was made on 20 January 1830 appointi...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

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