- Record series in the index: NRS 13889
- Entries in the index: 800+
What are field books?
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 are available to view in the reading room. Original, uncopied, records may be viewed in the reading room.