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Series ID678
Previous System LocationSRS678
TitleGeneral Correspondence Relating to Land Reservations
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1848
End Date Circa 31/12/1939
Date Statement N/A
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Items Total Items: 76
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement These files are top numbered with an annual single number (beginning from '1' within each year, with the year prefix). A number of files are missing their file covers and therefore the file number has not been able to be identified. In addition, many files were loaned by the Lands Department to the Survey Office, or to regional Land Agent Offices, and apparently never returned as the file removal sheets remain in place of the original files. These sheets, and the unidentified files, have been interfiled according to the latest file date.
How To Use Series Files are listed by place and purpose of reserve.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
263Moreton Bay District Survey Office, New South Wales 1/1/1848 23/12/1859
264Surveyor General's Department 23/12/1859 26/10/1874
1871Survey Office 26/10/1874 1/1/1939
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Access Category30 Years
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Agency ID: 11844
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
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These files comprise correspondence, survey drawings and maps, and a variety of forms used to register and evaluate applications for Deeds of Grant. Some files may also contain a note acknowledging receipt of payment for the Deed and a letter granting approval for a Deed to be issued. The date of issue was generally recorded on the front of the file.

The four most commonly used forms are described below: A form entitled Description was used to record the proper location and proportions of the road/allotment/land concerned. The following details were recorded; acres/roods/perches, county, parish, portion number, commencing (situation of land) and dimensions. Book of reference of road (declaration of new road) under the Act of Council 4 William IV, No. 11. This form records the following details: number, portion of road, reputed owner, occupier, character of land, bearings, length in chains, enclosures, cultivation, breadth of road, area and remarks. Requisition for the issue of a Deed of Grant. This form records the following details: date, area, section, date of application, price, selection number, district, portion number, parish and county. These details are followed by a clause granting permission and signed by the Under Secretary for the Public Lands Department. Schedule of roads to be closed. This schedule lists applicant, situation, parish and area.

Also included among these files are a number of miscellaneous correspondence items and memoranda relating to requests made for copies of surveys done by the Survey Office, etc. There may not be a file containing the original correspondence requesting or granting a Deed of Grant. Earlier files (dated pre 1859) include correspondence between the New South Wales Surveyor-General's Office and the Surveyor-General's Office in Brisbane.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 678, General Correspondence Relating to Land Reservations
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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