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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 The plans are drawn to imperial scales (between 2 to 8 chains to the inch).Since 1970, this series has been gradually superseded by plans draw...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

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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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...

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LETTERS FORWARDED TO SURVEYORS

  • AU WA S1848
  • Series
  • 1831-09-13 - 1884-10-31

Transcripts of letters forwarded to surveyors. Also press copies of handwritten letters which were later typed at 51-53 with an index at the front of each volume.

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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 APPLICATIONS BY ENROLLED PENSIONERS

  • AU WA S1839
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Land applications by members of the Enrolled Pensioner Force for both town lots and Crown grants. The applications are arranged alphabetically and generally note the pensioner's rank, regiment and amount of pension. The series also includes p...

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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...

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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

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

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

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

PURCHASE BOOKS - COUNTRY LANDS

  • AU WA S1816
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1892-12-31

Entries are grouped under district and date from the beginning of the colony. Details include lot no., name of grantee and no. of acres.Description books and Registers for these lot numbers can be found at WAS 2093 and WAS 2094.See also WAS 2092, ...

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REGISTER - PENSIONER LANDS

  • AU WA S1308
  • Series
  • 1850-01-01 - 1889-12-31

Volume used by the Dept to record pensioner holdings (location, name of holder, dates of assignation and issue of title, title deed number) and as an aide memoir. Aranged by location. See also Cons 5000, no 37/5-7, Pensioner land applications and ...

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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

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

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.

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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 ...

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LETTERS FORWARDED TO SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1856
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1883-12-31

Transcriptions and handwritten press copies of letters forwarded to settlers. There is also a duplicate set for the period 1829-1834 and a triplicate set for the period 1829-1833. Abstracts of the letters can be found in WAS 1857 and an index to ...

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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.

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