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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.

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Thank you Kay and BillieThis index was compiled by Mrs Kaye Vernon and Mrs Billie Jacobson (their website is The index is published on State Records' website with the permission of Mrs Vernon and Mrs Jacobson, who also retain the copyright. State Records wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Mrs Vernon and Mrs Jacobson in compiling this index.

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What you will find in the index

The index records name of the lease holder, lease number, date of application, location, remarks, series number, reel/item number, and surveyor’s name.

Important!It should be noted that in certain cases the registers do not show any further information than recorded in the index.

Are copies available from this index?

We do not offer a copy service from this index. Some of the registers have been microfilmed and the microfilms are available to access in the reading room. The registers that have not been microfilmed are available to access from the Western Sydney reading room and copies will be available to order after viewing the records.

Record series used to compile the Index

The following registers have been indexed:

NRS 10093, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Bathurst Mining District (Bathurst, Orange, Trunkey, Carcoar, Tuena) 1875-1908 [7/3112-20; microfilm copy of 7/3112-19 at SR Reels 1530-1532]

NRS 10094, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Lachlan Mining District (Parkes, Cargo, Forbes, Grenfell, Bourke, Young, Barmedman, Temora) 1875-1908 [7/3121-28]

NRS 10095, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Mudgee Mining District (Hargreaves, Gulgong, Peak Hill, Windeyer, Wellington, Parkes, Tomingby) 1875-1908 [7/3129-33]

NRS 10096, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, New England and Clarence Mining Division (Drake, Fairfield, Lionsville, Tenterfield, Boorook) 1875-1908 [7/3134-37; microfilm copy of 7/3134 at SR Reel 1537]

NRS 10097, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Peel and Uralla Mining District (Barrington, Glen Innes, Armidale, Bulladelah, Nundle, Bingara) 1875-1908 [7/3138-46; microfilm copy SR Reels 1540-1543]

NRS 10098, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Southern Mining District (Nowra, Braidwood, Araluen, Nerriga, Nerrigundah, Moruya, Little Creek, Pambula, Milton) 1875-1908 [7/3152-59; microfilm copy of 7/3152-56 at SR Reels 1538-39]

NRS 10099, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Tambaroora and Turon Mining District 1875-1908 [7/3160-66; microfilm copy of 7/3160-65 at SR Reels 1544-1546]

NRS 10100, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, Tumut and Adelong Mining District (Adelong, Tumut, Tumbarumba, Gundagai, Kiandra, Queanbeyan, Captains Flat, Albury, Cooma) 1875-1908 [7/3147-51]

NRS 10101, Mines, Registers of leases of auriferous lands, various districts 1875-1953 [7/3179-229, 7/3686-88; microfilm copy of 7/3192-93 at SR Reel 1529 and of 7/3194-95 at SR Reel 1548]

Further research

It is possible that additional information may be found by searching the following series:

NRS 10134, Mines, Miscellaneous lease documents c. 1866-1924 [19/2689-3001]

NRS 10090, Mines, Indexes and registers of letters received 1907-1923 [9/2945A-2961]

NRS 10091, Mines, File movement registers 1924-49 [8/1989-2016]

NRS 10092, Mines, Letters received 1874-1960 [19/605-1259, 19/2646-72, 10/42651-42656.1, 7/2282-85]
Please note: very little correspondence has survived prior to 1887.

Early mining records

Records relating to mining may also be located amongst the records of the Colonial Secretary, Gold Commissioners, Treasury and Department of Lands.

The following index compiled by Kaye Vernon and Billie Jacobson is available on the stand-alone computer in the reading room. 
Index to Miscellaneous records relating to the Gold Fields of NSW, [c. 1847-1908]


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