A brief overview of the major sources we holdĀ that relate to the main records of the Commissioners of Crown lands and key related series.


This Guide provides an historical background on the conditional purchase scheme in NSW from 1862 to 1951, also known as 'free selection before survey' along with a list of the major record series and step-by-step guidance on how to access them.

This Guide provides a brief overview of the major sources in our collection that relate to the occupation of Crown lands in the period prior to 1856.

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