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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

SUBJECT INDEX - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM OFFICIALS

  • AU WA S1961
  • Series
  • 1881-01-01 - 1909-12-31

Subject index to letters received, mostly by name of agency writing the letter. An index to headings used appears at the front of the volume giving the relevant page number.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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

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

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

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

SURVEYING REGISTERS (TOWN)

  • AU WA S2054
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1941-12-31

This series of Town Registers appear to be registers of work done by surveyors. The first four volumes are grouped alphabetically and have an index at the front. The next five volumes are grouped by district and contain the following headings - no...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEYING REGISTERS (LOCATION)

  • AU WA S2055
  • Series
  • 1913-01-01 - 1939-12-31

The Location Registers are mostly concerned with road surveys. Entries are grouped by the name of the Road Board, and under the following headings - location, correspondence no., applicant, plan and section, area applied for, area surveyed, instr...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEYOR'S INSTRUCTION REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2056
  • Series
  • 1908-01-01 - 1940-12-31

The Surveyor's Instructions Registers record work done by surveyors and are arranged by name of surveyor. Details include district, location, letter book reference, date surveyed, plan and cost.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

SURVEYOR'S DIAGRAM REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2057
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1940-12-31

This series comprises registers of diagrams and plans, bromides, etc. Entries are grouped according to the type of diagram/plan, and details include no., district, location, date received, surveyor, field book and page.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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

REGISTERS - RURAL LAND GRANTS AND SALES

  • AU WA S2068
  • Series
  • 1902-01-01 - 1920-12-31

Although labelled Description Books, these volumes are more like registers. Details include name of grantee, date and file no.

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

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

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

LEASES AND LICENCES TRANSFERRED

  • AU WA S2130
  • Series
  • 1852-03-10 - 1900-12-31

This series records the transfer of leases for pastoral and tillage lands. There is an alphabetical index of lessee's names at the front of each volume, and details for each entry include No., acres, class, from whom, to whom and date of tran...

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

MINERAL LEASES, DESCRIPTIONS, PERMITS

  • AU WA S2134
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

The series consists of items relating to mining leases, a function carried out by the Crown Lands & Survey Department and the Department of Lands & Survey prior to the creation of the Mines Department. See also WAS 1212, Register of mining licences.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

NUMERICAL INDEX

  • AU WA S2136
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1923-12-31

Index in sequential number order, some with a number on year notation. No file titles are given.

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

TWO AND FOUR CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S2163
  • Series
  • 1958-01-01 - 1969-12-31

From 1958, Public Plans of densely settled coastal areas were drawn on 2 & 4 chain scale sheets.The sheet lines of these plans were based on a division of the Australian map grid's 1 Mile sheet. In the title of individual 2 & 4 chain plans th...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

NAMED FORTY CHAIN PLANS

  • AU WA S2164
  • Series
  • 1952-01-01 - 1976-12-31

From 1952 until the late 1960s plans in this series were drawn and named by dividing into four the 1 Mile sheets of the Australian map grid.The `named 40 chain plans',should not be confused with those 40 chain plans of the Original State Seri...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

FOUR MILES PLANS

  • AU WA S2165
  • Series
  • 1961-01-01 - 1967-12-31

During the early 1960s, Public PLans for the northern half of the state were drawn on 4 Mile sheets,which conformed to th Australian mapping grid.Before 1961, plans for these areas were were drawn to scales of 300 & 800 chains (see WAS 981).From 1...

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

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

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

PLANS - INDEX SHEETS

  • AU WA S2189
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 -

This series lists those index sheets to Lands Dept plans (mainly Public & Original Plans) that were transferred on various occasions from Lands & Surveys/DOLA to the State Archives.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

ORIGINAL PLANS - WA LAND CO.

  • AU WA S2190
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 -

Original plans of Locations in the Great Southern agricultural region comprising land granted to The W.A. Land Co in return for the construction of the Albany to Beverley Railway.The plans are `Office Copies' lodged with Lands & Surveys.These...

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

DEAD NAMES INDEX (CARD INDEX TO LEASEHOLD LAND)

  • AU WA S2250
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1989-12-31

This card index is arranged alphabetically and tracks all land actions by an individual, and relates file numbers to those actions. Thus, it is possible through this index, to locate all land held by any person until the late 1980's.The index...

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

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

TOWN REGISTERS

  • AU WA S2255
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1916-12-31

The Registers cover the period 1832-1916. Town lots granted within a town are listed numerically, with some early ones having an alpha prefix or just a single letter. Each volume has an index as data relating to a town can appear at random through...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTERS - LEASES (1898 ACT)

  • AU WA S2256
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 -

Registers pertaining to the release of Crown lands under Clauses of the 1898 Land Act. With the passing of the 1933 Land Act, leases continued to be issued under the relevant clause of the new Act, thus a volume may contain leases issued under the...

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES AND LICENCES (UNDER 1898 ACT)

  • AU WA S2280
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1905-12-31

Applications for leases and licences, known as the Guard Books, issued under the 1898 Land Act. The forms contain details of the lease no on a standard plan and give the land division and place of application. The applicant's name, acreage an...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

REGISTER - COMMONWEALTH LANDS

  • AU WA S2288
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1954-12-31

A register maintained by Department of Lands & Survey for the purpose of recording land taken over by the Commonwealth for defence, postal, meteorological, etc purposes.The register notes date of gazettal, name of owner, locality and file number.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

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

RESUMPTIONS AND RESERVES WITHIN AND OVER PASTORAL LEASES

  • AU WA S2308
  • Series
  • 1893-01-01 - 1963-12-31

The volume records details of lease resumptions giving lessee's name and date of resumption. There is an index to names at the front of the volume.

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

ORIGINAL PLANS - TOWNSITES

  • AU WA S235
  • Series
  • 1835 - 1920

Plans compiled from original surveys of proposed and or declared townsites. The plans listed are an integration of:1. Original plans transferred to the State Records Office between 1970 and 1975 and then accessioned as 859C.2. Original plans trans...

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

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