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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CANCELLED PUBLIC PLANS (DISTRICTS) - POST STANDARD SERIES

  • AU WA S980
  • Series
  • 1893-01-01 - 1903-01-01

This series comprises several groups of cadastral plans (not all of them Public Plans) that were drawn during the same period as the Standard Series (Record Series No. 979). These plans generally conform to grids and scales within individual land ...

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

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

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

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

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

MAPS - 1901 CENSUS

  • AU WA S4597
  • Series
  • 1900-03-31 - 1901-03-31

Maps of the draft boundaries for 31 March 1901 colonial census districts and sub-districts drawn onto M, G, & K sheets of the 'Historic map series' of Western Australia and some published townsite maps. The maps were created by the Depar...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • AU WA S4602
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 -

Aerial photographs for various Lands Department projects

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

CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1639
  • Series
  • 1955-01-01 -

Unregistered letters/correspondence received by the Department of Lands & Survey.

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

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

REPORT RE CALVERT EXPLORING PARTY

  • AU WA S2420
  • Series
  • 1896-11-01 -

Two typed copies of a report by WF Rudall, the leader of an expedition searching for missing members of the Calvert Exploring Party.

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