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Series ID21134
Previous System Location 
TitleCadastral Atlases
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/12/1971
End Date Circa 1/12/1987
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Atlases containing copies of cadastral maps used for place names

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Items Total Items: 9
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement The atlases are arranged by region, each with a key map for the contents of that atlas shown in green on the cover. Atlases one and three each contain a key map showing all of Queensland.
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Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1871Survey Office 1/6/1972 13/12/1975
53Mapping And Surveying Department 13/12/1975 1/12/1984
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category0 Years
Access ProcedureClearance procedure not required.
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11844
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
48971:100 000 Scale Cadastral MapsAtlases 3 - 9 working copies
49001:250 000 Scale Cadastral MapsAtlases 1 - 2 working copies
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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These atlases were used as working maps to collect names for inclusion in the first digital place names database compiled by the Survey Office and the Department of Mapping and Surveying between 1971 and 1987. The atlases comprise the 1:100 000 cadastral map series, with selected maps from the 4 mile, 1:250 000 and 1:750 000 series where they were required to give complete state-wide coverage. QSA holds many of the original copies of the 1:100 000 and 1:250 000 cadastral maps used to compile these atlases - please see related series for more information.

Each map shows the boundaries of a particular region and associated place names, including regional, county, parish and town names. The annotations on the maps are highlighting and marking of the names (possibly a system for marking off names as they were added to the database), and grids that enabled the calculation and recording of each place name to the nearest minute of latitude and longitude.

This resource continued to be used by the staff of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and its predecessor agencies long after the original data capture for the digital place names database was complete. Some examples of ongoing use include: to correctly identify the feature to which a name applies, to improve the precision of database coordinates (since the original capture was approximate) and for researching the history of a place name (as its presence or not within the atlas may help give an indication of how long the name has been in use or where it came from).

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 21134, Cadastral Atlases
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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