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Closer Settlement Promotion files
The indexing of the promotion files has been a Volunteer project. This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. There are 4354 entries to search.
Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers Transfer files, 1907-36, 1951
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes.
Closer Settlement Transfer Registers, Jul 1919-Apr 1925
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes.
Court of Claims relating to Land, 1833-35
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching early or disputed land ownership. There are 1052 entries to search.
Depasturing licences, 1837-46, 1851
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching the people who leased land beyond the Nineteen Counties. There was some unauthorised occupation of Crown land from the earliest days of the colony. Governor Darling created an area known as the 'limits of location' — creating two areas within the colony by a Government order on 5 September 1826. Settlers were only allowed to take up land within the ‘limits’. A further Government order on 14 October 1829 increased this area of approved settlement to include an area called the Nineteen Counties
Registers of auriferous (gold) leases, 1874-1953
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching gold lease records during the period 1874-1928. There are 53,076 entries in this index.
Registers of Settlement Purchases
This index that was a Volunteer project covers the land districts from Albury to Young for the years 1905-1937.
Returned Soldiers Settlement Loan files
The indexing of the loan files has been a Volunteer project. This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching land ownership originally obtained under the Returned Soldiers Settlement scheme. There are c.7000 entries to search.
Returned Soldier Settlement Miscellaneous Files
The indexing of two boxes of Qualification Certificates in these miscellaneous files has been a volunteer project. These appear to be the only surviving examples of World War 1 Qualification Certificates from New South Wales.
Squatters and Graziers 1837-49
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching land records during the period 1837-49. There are 9003 entries in this index.
Surveyors' Field Books, 1794-1860
The index records surveyor's name, date and locality covered and gives book number, item number and reel number (if available on microfilm). There are 813 entries to search.
Surveyor General's Crown Plans, 1792-1886
A complete listing of the Surveyor General's Crown Plans, originally listed in the Select List of Maps and Plans (and Supplement) which is also available in our reading room. There are 6508 entries to search.
Surveyors' Letters, 1822-55
These are letters received from surveyors, mostly relating to matters such as the survey description of farms, reserves, churches, schools, rivers and mountain ranges, or forwarding tracings and plans of these after survey.
Registers of land grants and leases, 1792-1865
This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching land.