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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.

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Search Tip: To search by locality, you need to use the wildcard - % - before and after the keyword. This is because the locality field contains many words surrounding any given keyword.
For example, to search for Windsor type in: %windsor%

What are the Field Books?

NRS 13889 Surveyors' field books 1794-1861 [Surveyor General]
Field books are diaries of surveying expeditions, descriptions of natural features, sketches of farms, town allotments and roads. Trigonometrical observations and triangulation surveys are also included. In some field books references to map and plan catalogue numbers have been added.
Please note: the Field Books do not include personal information on the surveyor.

Accessing the records

Surveyors' Field Books, 1794-1831 (up to Book No. 349) have been microfilmed and the reels are available in the reading room.

Original, uncopied, records are available to view in the reading room at the Western Sydney Records Centre.

Are copies available from this index?

We do not offer a copy service from this index. Copies can only be obtained in the reading room after viewing the records.


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