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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

AGRICULTURAL RAILWAYS ADVISORY BOARD - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1442
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1947-12-31

The Agricultural Railways Advisory Board was established in 1911 as an inter-departmental committee under the chair of the Surveyor-General to advise the Government through the Premier on the establishment and extension of agricultural railways. I...

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS

AGRICULTURAL RAILWAYS ADVISORY BOARD - FILES

  • AU WA S1443
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1933-12-31

The Agricultural Railways Advisory Board was established in 1911 as an inter-departmental committee, under the chair of the Surveyor-General, to advise the Government, through the Premier, on the establishment and extension of agricultural railway...

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

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

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

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

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

LAND PURCHASE BOARD - MINUTES

  • AU WA S1298
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

The Land Purchase Board was established by the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act (No. 34 of 1897 and No. 46 of 1909) section 7 and 6 respectively, to advise generally and value land offered for sale to the Government under the Act. Essentially run b...

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

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

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

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

TRAVERSE TABLES

  • AU WA S2272
  • Series
  • 1835-01-01 -

SURVEY OFFICE

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

PASTORAL APPEALS

  • AU WA S1312
  • Series
  • 1921-01-01 - 1922-12-31

Extracts from minutes of the Board of Pastoral Appraisers (now the Pastoral Board) of appeals against rent (chiefly) and other administrative decisions of the Lands and Surveys Department. Each volume is indexed alphabetically by station or lessee...

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

LETTERS FORWARDED BY COMMISSIONER OF ROADS AND BRIDGES

  • AU WA S1859
  • Series
  • 1834-08-27 -

This volume contains letters and memorandum sent by the Commissioners J.S. Roe and G.F. Moore and includes plans/specifications for bridges, ferries and roads.At the back of volume is inserted a number of pages containing abstracts of letters rece...

SURVEY OFFICE

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

INDEX - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1815
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1926-12-31

Index to correspondence regarding locations in various districts, showing district and location numbers and relevant Field Book numbers where known. Only a few entries are recorded. The volume was then used as a field book register.

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

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

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

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

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

[REGISTERS] - APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE CROWN LANDS

  • AU WA S2139
  • Series
  • 1833-01-01 -

The series consists of details of applications to purchase Crown lands. In the first three volumes applicants are listed in one chronological sequence, and in the last two volumes, the listings are by district. See also WAS 1837 for details of th...

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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...

SURVEY OFFICE

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 - 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

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT BOARD RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1445
  • Series
  • 1945-01-01 - 1965-12-31

The War Service Land Settlement Board operated under the aegis of the Department of Lands and Survey. This is an artificial series created by the Department of Land Administration to include minutes, agendas and other papers (correspondence, memos...

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

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

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.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

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

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

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