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FILES - GENERAL

  • AU WA S211
  • Series
  • 1882-01-02 - 2003-07-01

This is the main series for correspondence files dealing with the administration of land in the State. The series covers the full span of activities carried out by the departments responsible for land administration.On 2 January 1882, the Chief Cl...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - STATIONS

  • AU WA S1436
  • Series
  • 1964-01-01 - 1993-12-31

This card index is an A - Z of station names. Information includes: Lease number; lessee; address; acreage; correspondence file number [see WAS 211 and/or AN 3]. Detail varies from card to card.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER 2000 PROJECT

  • AU WA S1433
  • Series
  • 1986-01-01 - 1991-12-31

Register 2000 is the establishment of the document imaging system that will record the Land Title Record of Western Australia on optical disk. The successful tenderer was Kodak Australia. This series contains documentation of the Project from ince...

DEPARTMENT OF LAND ADMINISTRATION

RESERVE BILL - MINISTERIAL NOTES

  • AU WA S1444
  • Series
  • 1936-01-01 - 1991-12-31

Briefing notes supplied to the Hon Minister for Lands by the Department of Lands and Survey. Also includes speech notes for use in parliament, draft bills and cabinet approvals.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - LOCATIONS

  • AU WA S2264
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1990-12-31

The cards are arranged alphabetically by location (Avon, Hay, Wellington, etc) and within each location, numerically by location number.The cards provide a history of a Crown location within a specified land district. Details may include the name ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - TOWNSITE CROWN ALLOTMENTS

  • AU WA S2265
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1990-12-31

Arranged alphabetically by town then numerically by lot number. The index provides a history of the lot such as being revested in any way. Details may also include grantee's name, name of street, plan/map no., file no.(Original card index is ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - CLAUSE 20 (ESTATES)

  • AU WA S2454
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Documents land which was issued under Clause 20 to become part of a land estate.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX CARDS - ESTATES

  • AU WA S2455
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Index cards to land issued in Estates and showing relevant Clause and lease numbers.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - STATION LESSEES

  • AU WA S2452
  • Series
  • 1930-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Card index to station lessees, whether individual persons or companies issuing shares. Details include name of company/individual, name of station, date registered, paid up capital and number of shares issued and to whom.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - LAND ACTS (CLAUSES)

  • AU WA S2266
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1989-12-31

The series constitutes a card index to leasehold land issued under various clauses of the Regulations, the 1898 Land Act and the 1933 Land Act. Each card provides a history of a particular lease, and noted are the names of the leaseholders and the...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX PLANS - TOWNSITES

  • AU WA S1329
  • Series
  • 1912-01-01 - 1988-12-31

Index plans on public plan base showing details of Original Plan numbers and Diagrams.The index sheets may also show correspondence file numbers as amended by Land Parcels Branch of DOLA.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WORK RECORDS - SURVEY EXAMINER BRIAN WRAY

  • AU WA S1441
  • Series
  • 1959-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This series contains an example of the manual records of one officer's (Brian Wray, Survey Examiner) work jobs from his appointment to the Department of Lands and Survey until the introduction of computer control of jobs. Archived as a sampl...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RECORD OF SERVICE REGISTERS

  • AU WA S1255
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This series comprises record of service registers for the Department of Land and Surveys. The registers can include details such as: date of birth; dates of employment; transfers; leave; promotions; place of employment; salary and remarks. An alph...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

  • AU WA S1439
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1988-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Department of Land Administration to include records that report on the organisational structure of the Department of Lands and Survey and its successor, the Department of Land Administration, and change...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - PERPETUAL LEASES

  • AU WA S1382
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1988-12-31

Card index to Perpetual leases were granted under the War Service Land Settlement Scheme to veterans of World War ll. Such leases could be passed on but not sold, or, they could be converted to freehold by paying the value of the land. Details on ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

MORTGAGE DISCHARGE JOURNAL

  • AU WA S2416
  • Series
  • 1917-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Details include names of mortgagor and mortgageee and date of discharge of mortgage.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM - UNREGISTERED FILES

  • AU WA S1380
  • Series
  • 1983-01-01 - 1987-12-31

This series contains unregistered files from the Western Australian Land Information System (WALIS) which became part of the Department of Land Administration's Integrated Land Information Programme (ILIP).

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND ACT APPLICATIONS REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2254
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Details include date of application and lodgement, name of applicant, lease nos, and change of name and tenure. The registers recorded amendments to change of name or ownership. Applications were entered in numerical order on a yearly basis. There...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

STATE SURVEY AND MAPPING COMMITTEE - AGENDAS AND MINUTES

  • AU WA S1313
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1987-12-31

The State Survey and Mapping Committee was also known as the State Mapping and Co-ordinating Comittee (1947-1953) and the State Mapping Committee (1954-1957). This inter-departmental committee was established at the direction of the Minister for L...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CARD INDEX - FILES

  • AU WA S1763
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Index created by the Land and Property Branch of Public Works Department to files held by that Branch. The cards were transferred to the Department of Land Administration in 1986.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILES - HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES BRANCH

  • AU WA S1440
  • Series
  • 1922-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Organisational files held by Human Resource Services Branch, superseded by a new cover style and control numbers. The files deal with a variety of employment issues, structure of the Department and internal directives. The "General Disposal Author...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND ACT TRANSFER REGISTER

  • AU WA S2253
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Register recording transfers of leases under the 1933 Land Act. Details include names of transferree and transferror, district and lease number. There is an index at the front of the volume.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - SUB-LEASES

  • AU WA S2418
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Details include names of lessors and sub lessees.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PASTORAL LEASE COMMITTEE - TRANSCRIPTS OF EVIDENCE

  • AU WA S1438
  • Series
  • 1962-01-01 -

The Pastoral Lease Committee was appointed in February 1962 by Executive Council Minute on the direction of the Minister for Lands to investigate the granting of pastoral leases under the Land Act. It was chaired by the Surveyor-General. These t...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND BOARD - LAND RELEASES

  • AU WA S1461
  • Series
  • 1958-01-01 -

The Land Board is a mechanism under the 1933 Land Act that allows land opened for selection to be awarded to an applicant chosen on merit. The motivation was to ensure that genuine aplicants only would clear land and develop farms and thus to avo...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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 ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PERSONAL FILES

  • AU WA S3637
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 -

Personal files of senior members of staff of the Department of Lands and Surveys.(Files in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 3, Accession 1382).

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LARGE SCALE PLANS (METRIC - TOWNSITES)

  • AU WA S2167
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 -

In 1970 a new referencing system for small scale public plans was introduced in Western Australia.The system is based on the identification of Primary rectangles, each comprising 8x8 1:10,000 sheets. Each primary rectangle is identified by:1. the ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SMALL SCALE PLANS (METRIC)

  • AU WA S2166
  • Series
  • 1969-01-01 -

This series comprises Cancelled Public Plans at small scale Decimal System map series drawn in WA since 1969.The scales are; 1:500,000,1:250,000,1:50,000,1:25,000.For a listing of plans produced under the large scale mapping system see WAS 2167.So...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - KWINANA TOWN LOTS

  • AU WA S2419
  • Series
  • 1953-01-01 - 1982-12-31

Register of Kwinana freehold town lots nos 1-333.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - LEASES (REGULATIONS)

  • AU WA S1311
  • Series
  • 1887-01-01 - 1981-12-31

Registers pertaining to the release of Crown lands under clauses of the various Land Regulations. With the passing of the Land Act in 1898, leases continued to be issued under the relevant clause of the new Act, thus a volume may include leases is...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - LEASES (1933 ACT)

  • AU WA S2279
  • Series
  • 1887-01-01 - 1981-12-31

Registers pertaining to the release of Crown land under the various Clauses of the 1933 Land Act. Details include lease/licence application no., name, lot/location no., survey plan/diagram, terms of lease.Please note that Clauses under the 1933 Ac...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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

EMU POINT (ALBANY) RESERVE BOARD - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1306
  • Series
  • 1947-08-20 - 1976-05-14

The Board was constituted for the management and control of the Emu Point Reserve (Reserve 14789) near Albany. The original board consisted of the Under Secretary for Lands, the Surveyor General, the Inspector in Charge of Local Government Office...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

MAPPING PROJECTIONS

  • AU WA S1302
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1971-12-31

Departmental aids for creation of cadastral maps.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RESERVES ADVISORY COUNCIL - MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS

  • AU WA S1304
  • Series
  • 1969-01-14 - 1970-05-14

The Reserves Advisory Council was set up by the Minister for Lands as an interdepartmental committee to:- find ways and means to protect natural scenery; discuss issues re National Parks and related reserves; discuss relevant legislation in Austra...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT - LEDGERS

  • AU WA S1782
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1969-12-31

Ledgers realting to various aspects of the War Service Land Settlement Scheme especially the financial side of the Scheme.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

INDEX - STREET NAMES

  • AU WA S1303
  • Series
  • 1929-01-01 - 1969-12-31

Departmental aide-memoire to show relationship of street names to correspondence files and alterations to names. Organised by localities in alphabetical order.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CROWN LANDS TRIBUNAL - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1300
  • Series
  • 1959-11-10 - 1969-12-31

The Crown Lands Tribunal was appointed by the Hon. Premier to examine and recommend to the Minister for Lands, Forests and Immigration the utilisation of certain areas of sparsely timbered lands for agricultural purposes. eg Tone River, Collie cat...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

PASTORAL LEASES - ACTION BOOKS

  • AU WA S1437
  • Series
  • 1964-01-01 - 1967-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Department of Land Administration to include action books showing amalgamation of old pastoral leases, conversion to new leases in 1964/67 and allocation of station names (including source of name).

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT - FARM LEDGER CARDS

  • AU WA S1447
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1966-12-31

The War Service Land Settlement Scheme operated under the aegis of the Department of Lands and Survey. This series contains a sample from a larger holding now destroyed. The sample is based on approximately six cards in each geographical region wh...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT - CREDIT AUTHORITY FILES

  • AU WA S1446
  • Series
  • 1948-01-01 - 1966-12-31

The War Service Land Settlent Board operated under the aegis of the Department of Lands and Survey. This series contains unregistered files of correspondence between the War Service Land Settlement Board, the Commonwealth of Australia and the Rura...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT BOARD - PROPERTY INDEX

  • AU WA S1448
  • Series
  • 1945-01-01 - 1966-12-31

The War Service Land Settlement Board operated under the aegis of the Department of Lands and Survey. This multi purpose card index covering the whole of the WSLS operation allows most actions to be followed. Headings of each section of cards are ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT BOARD - VALUATIONS

  • AU WA S1301
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 - 1966-12-31

This series contains valuation records of the War Service Land Settlement Scheme which was administered by the Department of Lands and Surveys for the state on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. This is an artificial series created by the Depa...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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