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Historical survey documents

Below is a list of historical documents that are of great use in interpreting old survey plans and historical records as they allow us to understand the documentation that surveyors created whilst undertaking their work.

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1963 - Directions for the Guidance of Mining Surveyors (PDF 105.7 KB)

Transcript of original 1963 document for easier reading.

1963 - Directions for the Guidance of Mining Surveyors (PDF 1.4 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1963 document.

1963 - NSW Department of Lands survey directions (PDF 4.1 MB)

Transcript of original 1963 document for easier reading.

1963 - NSW Department of Lands survey directions (PDF 5.1 MB)

The NSW Department of Lands had special requirements for surveys. This document outlines those requirements.

Black and white scan of original 1963 document.

1967 - Some Aspects of Title Boundary Location in NSW  (PDF 188.5 KB)

Title boundary definition is recognised by surveyors, but unfortunately not by the general public, as being far from an exact science.

Transcript of original 1967 document for easier reading.

1974 - Notes on Survey Investigation - RW Willis (PDF 7.5 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1974 document.

1975 - Specifications for Design and Marking Control Survey Traverses (PDF 1.3 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1975 document.

1975 - Specifications for Design and Marking Control Survey Traverses (PDF 1.1 MB)

Transcript of original 1975 document for easier reading.

1980 - Crown Lands Office Tracer's Manual (PDF 4.9 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1980 document.

1980 - Crown Lands Office Tracer's Manual (PDF 3.5 MB)

Transcript of original 1980 document for easier reading.

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