Closer Settlement Transfer Registers, Jul 1919-Apr 1925
The indexing of the transfer registers has been a Volunteer project. The registers record surnames and first names of transferor and transferee, file number, residence of owner, settlement purchase number, parish, county and date of transfer.
It should be noted that even though the Transfer Registers record details of land transfers the corresponding transfer file may not have survived.
Further information on individuals would require considerable research and in certain cases only the name of an individual or very little other information may be located.
Accessing the records
The original records are avialable to view in the reading room at the Western Sydney Records Centre.
Are copies available from the index?
We do not offer a copy service from the index. Copies can only be ordered in the reading room after viewing the records as the amount of information available on a transfer document may vary greatly for that of the transferor or the transferee of the land.
What records have been indexed?
The index includes entries from the following:
NRS 8082, Closer Settlement Transfer Registers, Jul 1919-Apr 1925
The records indexed are 3/1142 -3/1143.
We hold various record series for Closer and Soldier Settlements.
The passage of the Closer Settlement (Amendment) Act 1907 (Act No 12 1907) necessitated the establishment of a specialist branch to deal with land transfrers by way of sale, gift, transfer to joint names, mortgage or discharge of mortgage. The Closer Settlement Branch of the Department of Lands established in 1908, worked in collaboration with Closer Settlement Advisory boards dealing with land value and use.
These transfer records may include land originally purchased under the Closer Settlement Acts of 1901 and 1904, the Closer Settlement (Amendment) Acts of 1906 and 1907 and The Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916. The Transfer Registers relate to the transfer of land ownership and show for each transfer: surname and first names of transferor and transferee, residence, settlement purchase number, farm number, Parish, and County and Date of transfer.
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