Returned Soldier Settlement Miscellaneous Files
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The passage of the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916, (Act No 21 1916) allowed the settlement of returned soldiers on Crown and Closer Settlement lands.
When applying for land, an ex-serviceman was required to complete a Qualification Certificate which was a declaration of his or her status as an ex-service person and eligibility for land. This Certificate was then presented to the Returned Soldiers' Classification Committee and forwarded with the application to the Local Land Board for processing.
The index includes entries from the following:
NRS 8056, Returned Soldier Settlement miscellaneous files, 1916-39
The records indexed are Qualification Certificates located in [19/7034, 19/7035A&B].
What you will find in the index
The index records certificate number, surname and first name of applicant, residence at time of application and in some cases the land district required for settlement. Also recorded is the class of holding required by the returned soldier, such as a Homestead Farm, Returned Soldiers Special Holding, Suburban Holding or Crown Lease.
Further information on applicants for soldier settlement would require considerable research, as at this stage this is the only other consolidated index realting to Soldier Settlement. It should be noted that in certain cases only the name of an individual or very little other information may be located.
The original records are available to view in the reading room at the Western Sydney Records Centre.
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