World Archives Project: New South Wales, Australia, Surveyor General's Papers, 1857-1859

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About this project This collection contains records of land purchased in New South Wales, Australia, 1857-1859.

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Purchase
Index
Microfilm

Purchase

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Choose the "Purchase" for type for images with names to key.

Purchase County

Key the purchase county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Purchase county may be found in the top left of the image after the word "County."If the County is not present in the top left of the image, it may be keyed from the body of the purchase form next to the words "...situated in the County of."Example: "...situated in the County of Churchill and Parish of Jeebropilly."
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Purchase Parish

Key the purchase parish as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Purchase parish may be found in the top left of the image after the word "Parish." Do not key the town that often appears below the parish.If the Parish is not present in the top left of the image, it may be keyed from the body of the purchase form next to the words "and Parish" or "and Parish of."Example: "...situated in the County of Churchill and Parish of Jeebropilly."
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Purchase Day

Key the day from the purchase date as seen on the record. Purchase date may be found in the top left of the image after the words "Date of Purchase" and will appear in day-month-year format. If the date is not present, it may be left blank.
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Purchase Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the purchase date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Purchase date may be found in the top left of the image after the words "Date of Purchase" and will appear in day-month-year format. If the date is not present, it may be left blank.
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Purchase Year

Key the year from the purchase date as seen on the record. Purchase date may be found in the top left of the image after the words "Date of Purchase" and will appear in day-month-year format. If the date is not present, it may be left blank.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field. Name is typically found near the top of the image after the words "...for the Sale of Crown Lands in our Territory of New South Wales." It also appears lower down the page after the words "Do Hereby Grant unto the said."
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods.Name is typically found near the top of the image after the words "...for the Sale of Crown Lands in our Territory of New South Wales." It also appears lower down the page after the words "Do Hereby Grant unto the said."
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.Name is typically found near the top of the image after the words "...for the Sale of Crown Lands in our Territory of New South Wales." It also appears lower down the page after the words "Do Hereby Grant unto the said."
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.Name is typically found near the top of the image after the words "...for the Sale of Crown Lands in our Territory of New South Wales." It also appears lower down the page after the words "Do Hereby Grant unto the said."
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Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton.When present, residence place may be found after the name of the primary person after the word "of."Example: "Matthew Bus-call Goggs of Chinchilla"
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Index

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Choose the "Index" form type when the image is of an internal index. An Index usually contains names (often in alphabetical order) with a corresponding page number so as to find the individual listed. Some indexes have alphabetical tabs on the right or left margin.

Microfilm

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Choose the "Microfilm" form type for all images that contain information about the microfilm reel. These are images that were introduced to the collection when it was microfilmed, and are not part of the registers. See the wiki page for examples.



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