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State Records Office of Western Australia AU WA A60 - CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT
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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.

SURVEY OFFICE

FEES RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1966
  • Series
  • 1855-06-04 - 1883-06-30

Details of public fees received showing from whom and reason for payment.

SURVEY OFFICE

TOWNSITE PLANS

  • AU WA S2168
  • Series
  • 1874 - 1976

This series comprises cadastral plans of proclaimed townsites or parts thereof, including suburban lots. The plans are drawn to imperial scales (between 2 to 8 chains to the inch).Since 1970, this series has been gradually superseded by plans draw...

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

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

REGISTERS - LESSEES

  • AU WA S1891
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1932-12-31

These lessees registers record, under the name of the lessee, the various leases held. Information given includes the lease no., reference to the description, district, acres, date of expiry and remarks. See also the two index volumes to these reg...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

MINING LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S1841
  • Series
  • 1865-01-01 - 1882-12-31

Copies of mining leases and letters of applications for mining licences arranged by district. The names of some applicants can also be found in the Register of mining leases (WAS 1212), which is arranged alphabetically and by district.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

LEASES - KIMBERLEY AND VICTORIA DISTRICTS

  • AU WA S1348
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 - 1890-12-31

Estrays - papers relating to Kimberley lease (K nos) staring points, and leases in East Victoria district arranged as to priority.

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTERS - APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL OCCUPATION LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2226
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

Registers of applications for Special Occupation Leases & Licences (SOL's) made under the Land Regulation of 1872. After the first volume the applications are grouped under district. Other details include no of acres, name of applicant and da...

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - ISLANDS LEASED

  • AU WA S1211
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1894-12-31

A register of islands in WA granted on lease. Details include name of island, occupant's name and duration of lease.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RESERVES - CORRESPONDENCE, PROCLAMATIONS

  • AU WA S2037
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1882-12-31

Correspondence, proclamations, etc relating to the establishment of parks and reserves.

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - MINING LEASES

  • AU WA S1212
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1883-12-31

A Register of mining leases, applications for which can be found at WAS 1841. Entries in the Register are grouped under districts, which are listed at the front. There is also an alphabetical list of licencee's names.The various Land Departme...

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

APPLICATIONS - SPECIAL OCCUPATION LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2225
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

In the Land Regulations of 1872 provision was made for certain Crown lands to be available for Special Occupation.The volumes in this series comprise registers of Special Occupation Leases & Licences issued. The Registers are maintained in SOL no ...

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

NOMINAL INDEXES - LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1962
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1913-12-31

References to register or letter book are given together with details of subject.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES AND LICENCES

  • AU WA S2153
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 - 1905-12-31

Applications for leases and licences, known as the Guard Books, issued under the Regulations. The forms contain details of the lease number on a standard plan, and give the land division and place of application. The applicant's name, acreage...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

MEMORANDA

  • AU WA S1946
  • Series
  • 1876-09-18 - 1915-12-31

Handwritten paper copies of memoranda sent by the Surveyor General and the Under Secretary for Lands.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

APPLICATIONS TO RUN STOCK IN EASTERN AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS

  • AU WA S2035
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 - 1878-12-31

Applications on official forms under Regulations of 20 August 1864 giving details of applicant and stock to be conveyed to nominated district.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

DIAGRAMS - CROWN SURVEYS (OLD SERIES)

  • AU WA S221
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 - 1898-01-01

Survey diagrams provide in a larger format the information shown on Original Plans - see WAS 235 & 236. Diagrams are of foolscap size and document the survey details of one location or group of contiguous locations. The Surveyors Fieldbooks, WAS 3...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

ADMIRALTY CHARTS

  • AU WA S239
  • Series
  • 1873 - 1897

Charts of Hydrographic Surveys conducted by Royal Navy vessels off the Western Australian coastline and lodged with the Western Australian Colonial Government between 1875 - 1897. The charts were allotted a registration number upon receipt by the ...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - DIAGRAMS CROWN SURVEYS

  • AU WA S248
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

Except for the first three registers, all items in this series are held by DOLA. The three books listed on Consignment 3636 describe Crown Survey diagrams registered in the old series prior to mid 1898.The registers show: Class of holding, name of...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

RETURNS - SALARY

  • AU WA S3184
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

Salary returns showing salary and allowance of Surveyors whilst engaged on special surveys and explorations during 1873-1879.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

PASTORAL LEASES - DESCRIPTION BOOKS (NORTH AND EAST DISTRICTS)

  • AU WA S1888
  • Series
  • 1873-02-18 - 1873-12-31

These volumes contain descriptions of leases in the North and East Districts under the following headings - No. and district, class, acreage, name, date of approval, description. Details of E1-E25 and N1-N218 can be found in WAS 2071, items 1235-1...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - LAND PURCHASES UNDER CL. 92 AND 62

  • AU WA S2274
  • Series
  • 1874-01-01 -

Register of land purchases under 92/1874 and 62/1878. Entries are made under the districts concerned and show name of applicant, acreage and purchase price.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

LAND GRANTS - IMMIGRANTS

  • AU WA S2092
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 - 1896-12-31

In 1875, special regulations for land grants to immigrants were proclaimed. These regulations were superseded by others in 1878, but special grants to immigrants were not discontinued until 1882. The first three volumes contain details of these sp...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS - STANDARD SERIES

  • AU WA S979
  • Series
  • 1878-01-01 - 1907-01-01

This series represents the first attempt to cover the colony within one integrated cadastral mapping system.The series consists of the following plan sequences:K (Kimberley) 80 chain, 1884-1885 (consignment 4897);K (Kimberley) 300 chain, 1886-1902...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'A' SERIES - SETTLERS

  • AU WA S3144
  • Series
  • 1881-02 - 1882-01

This series consists of letters received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department from settlers.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under this system letters were registered under one o...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'C' SERIES - SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S3100
  • Series
  • 1881-02-01 - 1882-01-01

This series consists of letters received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department from surveyors dealing essentially with survey work in 1881.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under t...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'D' SERIES - APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • AU WA S3099
  • Series
  • 1881-02-01 - 1882-01-01

This series consists of applications for employment received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under this system letters were registered under...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'B' SERIES - OFFICIALS

  • AU WA S3101
  • Series
  • 1881-02 - 1882-01

This series consists of letters received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department from government officials relating to land and general administrative matters.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in Febru...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - 'T' SERIES - TELEGRAMS

  • AU WA S3098
  • Series
  • 1881-02-26 - 1882-01-01

This series consists of telegrams received by the Crown Land and Surveys Department that deal with the general administration of the Department.R. Cecil Clifton, Chief Clerk, introduced a new system of registering letters in February 1881. Under...

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

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

REGISTERS - CONDITIONAL PURCHASE

  • AU WA S1958
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1899-12-31

The registers of conditional purchase are arranged under the Clause to which the conditional purchase refers. Details include no., name, area, district, and location no.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

TOWN AND SUBURBAN LAND PURCHASE BOOK

  • AU WA S2091
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1887-12-31

Record of purchases of town and suburban lands. Details include applicant's name, price realised, date of title deed. The volume includes an alphabetical index.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

REGISTERS - LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1964
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1938-12-31

Register of letters received. Details include letter no, date, addressee, subject matter and how disposed of.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

DEPARTMENTAL FORMS

  • AU WA S3182
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 -

Examples of departmental forms in use in the 1880's by the Crown Lands and Surveys Department.

CROWN LANDS AND SURVEYS DEPARTMENT

LEASE DESCRIPTION BOOKS

  • AU WA S1889
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1899-12-31

Lease description books comprising a separate volume for each type of lease. Details include lessee, no., district, date and a description of the boundaries. They are arranged in chronological order of lease no.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SUBJECT INDEXES - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM SETTLERS

  • AU WA S2050
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 - 1915-12-31

The first four volumes give details of writer and date of letter in subject order. The remaining volumes are arranged by district.

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

RECORDS - WA LAND COMPANY, MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY, ETC.

  • AU WA S1210
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 - 1892-12-31

Registers of selections and leases and licences pertaining to the WA Land Company and showing lesses's name, lease no., area, improvements and amount of claim. See also Record Series No. 1311 (consignment 4890), a Register of leases which inc...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - APPLICATIONS FOR GROUP SETTLEMENT

  • AU WA S3062
  • Series
  • 1888-12-01 - 1930-11-24

This volume was predominantly used by the Department of Lands and Surveys to register applications for group settlement. The volume records the application number, the date of application, the applicant's name, the acreage applied for, the di...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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