Goldmining can be a challenging field of research. The record series listed in this guide may assist.

The cartographic records of the Surveyor General provide some of the most detailed and comprehensive descriptions of the nature use, agricultural potential and occupancy of land in the colony.

Not digitised

A complete listing of the Surveyor General's Crown Plans from the Select List of Maps and Plans (and Supplement), 1792-1886. It contains the earliest surveys of NSW (towns and villages, squatting districts, counties and parishes, roads, rivers, mountain ranges, and explorers' expeditions)....

Not digitised

The index records surveyor's name, date and locality covered and gives book number, item number and reel number (if available on microfilm).

Not digitised

These are letters received from surveyors, mostly relating to matters such as the survey description of farms, reserves, churches, schools, rivers and mountain ranges, or forwarding tracings and plans of these after survey.

A brief overview of the Trigonometrical (Trig) Survey of the City of Sydney 1865, NRS 9929 and the project to make it available on CD-ROM. 

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