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Historical survey documents

A selection of historical survey documents.

1864 - Regulations for the Guidance of Licensed Surveyors (PDF 716.6 KB)

Transcript of original 1864 document for easier reading.

1864 - Regulations for the Guidance of Licensed Surveyors (PDF 2.1 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1864 document.

1872 - Surveyor's instructions (PDF 12.2 MB)

These survey instructions are particularly useful for interpreting field book indexes, or information on crown plans or survey files as the instructions guided surveyors on how to document their work.

Colour scan of original 1872 document.

1872 - Surveyor's instructions (PDF 1.9 MB)

Transcript of original 1872 document for easier reading.

1886 - NSW Regulations for the employment of licensed surveyors (PDF 6.4 MB)

Transcript of original 1886 document for easier reading.

1886 - Regulations for the employment of licensed surveyors (PDF 14.1 MB)

The Surveyor General often published surveying standards, regulations, guidelines and documents to ensure surveyors provided the best possible surveying services.

Colour scan of original 1886 document.

1914 - NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors (PDF 6.9 MB)

After the introduction of the Crowns Lands Consolidations Act 1913 many survey requirements were fined tuned for the new Act. These regulations were published by the Surveyor General Mr F Poate for the guidance of surveyors who were licensed to undertake work on behalf of the Department of Lands.

Colour scan of original 1914 document.

1914 - NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors (PDF 16.2 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1914 document.

1914 - NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors (PDF 11.4 MB)

Transcript of original 1914 document for easier reading.

1945 - Notes on Survey Investigation - RW Willis (PDF 7.2 MB)

Black and white scan of original 1945 document.

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.

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