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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Record Series Number (VPRS): 11200, 11201
Record Series Number (VPRS): 9288, 9289
Record Series Number (VPRS): 8168
Record Series number (VPRS): 12758, 8601, 8604, 8605, 8599, 8600, 8607
Record Series Number (VPRS): 16171, 16306
Record series number (VPRS) 5359, 5825, 8168
Record Series Number (VPRS): 16131, 16155-16158, 16203-16204, 16245
Record Series Number (VPRS): 7882, 8042, 8044
Record Series Number (VPRS): 3686, 3821, 11519, 5344
Record Series Number (VPRS): 3686, 3821, 11519
Various series
Dates, construction, valuations and plans
Record Series Number (VPRS): 5714, 5357
Record Series Number (VPRS): 8040