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State Records Office of Western Australia AU WA A59 - SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT
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EXPLORATION PLANS

  • AU WA S50
  • Series
  • 1833 -

This series consists chiefly of plans recording exploration routes in Western Australia throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. The plans are both original maps of explorations commissioned by the Survey Office (and its successor agencies) as well...

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 - 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

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

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] - 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

PERMANENT BOUNDARY RECORDS

  • AU WA S2141
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

Permanent boundary records giving name of grantee and district, lot no. and description. Where dates overlap, applications can be seen at WAS 1837. Technical descriptions, similar to this series can also be seen at WAS 2093. Some volumes have an i...

SURVEY OFFICE

REGISTERS - TOWN LOTS

  • AU WA S2142
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 -

Registers of town lots arranged by town and then in lot number order. Details include date of assignment and name of the purchaser. Descriptions of the lots can be seen at WAS 2069 and applications at WAS 1837.

SURVEY OFFICE

JOHN FORREST - LETTERS OF APPOINTMENT

  • AU WA S1431
  • Series
  • 1865-12-21 -

Letters of appointment to John Forrest as a surveyor in 1865 from the Surveyor General.

SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - OFFICIAL LETTERS FORWARDED

  • AU WA S1959
  • Series
  • 1829-06-07 - 1873-06-14

Lists in date and letter number order the official letters forwarded by the Survey Department. Copies of official letters forwarded (numbered) can be found at WAS 1844. Abstracts for letters nos 1-283 can be found at WAS 1845.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

OFFICIAL LETTERS RECEIVED

  • AU WA S1825
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Official letters received, mostly from the Colonial Secretary and relating to administrative matters or reporting on the Governor's decisions re land requests. The letters have been arranged in a chronological sequence.A Register of the lette...

SURVEY OFFICE

LAND APPLICATIONS BY RELIGIOUS BODIES

  • AU WA S1840
  • Series
  • 1843-01-01 - 1881-12-31

Applications for land by religious bodies in Perth and country towns including New Norcia for the period 1843-1880. Nos 1 and 2 are mostly applications from the Church of England, No 3 is mostly applications from the Roman Catholic Church.

SURVEY OFFICE

APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE CROWN LANDS

  • AU WA S1837
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1880-12-31

Individual applications to purchase Crown lands and arranged in lot number order under the relevant district. Generally, the applications ceased in 1881 when a more modern system of record keeping was introduced.

SURVEY OFFICE

ABSTRACTS - LETTERS RECEIVED FROM SETTLERS

  • AU WA S1853
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1871-12-31

Abstracts of letters received from settlers arranged chronologically. Details include no. & date of letter, from whom, date received and content. See also WAS 1852.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

REGISTER - LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE SURVEY OFFICE TO REPORT UPON

  • AU WA S2039
  • Series
  • 1868-04-01 - 1873-11-17

The Register of letters received by the Survey Office to report upon comprises most of this volume. Details include date, addressee, date reported upon and date returned. The first two or three pages of the volume contain copies of administrative ...

SURVEY OFFICE

STORES, SUPPLIES, ETC

  • AU WA S1813
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1881-12-31

The series provides details of receipts and issues of stores and details of suppliers in country areas and Perth.

SURVEY OFFICE

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

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

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

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