The records we hold about individual blocks of land mostly relate to their ownership close ownership Definition The state of holding a legal right to property that is the most extensive and absolute property interest in law. Most commonly refers to legal title executed through a legally binding agreement. over time. We hold many records, created since the arrival of European settlement until recently, about the lease, sale and re-acquisition of State-owned (or 'Crown') land. We also hold records about land transactions between private individuals and companies.
What do I need to know before I start?
You need to know the address and / or location of the property you are researching.
Many of our records identify land using the ‘Crown Description’ (or parish and allotment). You can use online maps and our records to find this information.
For a small proportion of records, you can search using the name of a person or organisation involved in the transaction.
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