Historical Survey Documents

Historical Survey Documents
30 May 2019

The documents listed below provide information about how surveyors worked in the past.  They include instructions and specifications that guided the practice of surveying in NSW, as well as publications about key historical developments in surveying.

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1864
Regulations for the Guidance of Licensed Surveyors Scan

Regulations for the Guidance of Licensed Surveyors Scan
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Black and white scan of original 1864 document.

1864
Regulations for the Guidance of Licensed Surveyors Text

Regulations for the Guidance of Licensed Surveyors Text
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Transcript of original 1864 document for easier reading.

1872
Surveyors instructions 1872 scan

Surveyors instructions 1872 scan
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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
Surveyors instructions 1872 transcript

Surveyors instructions 1872 transcript
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Transcript of original 1872 document for easier reading.

1886
NSW Regulations for the employment of licensed surveyors

NSW Regulations for the employment of licensed surveyors
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Transcript of original 1886 document for easier reading.

1886
Regulations for the employment of licensed surveyors

Regulations for the employment of licensed surveyors
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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

NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors
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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 NSW Land Registry Services. Colour scan of original 1914 document.

1914
NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors

NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors
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Black and white scan of original 1914 document.

1914
NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors

NSW Regulations for licensed surveyors
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Transcript of original 1914 document for easier reading.

1945
Notes on Survey Investigation - RW Willis

Notes on Survey Investigation - RW Willis
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Black and white scan of original 1945 document.

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