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Researching NSW Land


  • 1 hour
    Can be expanded to 90+ minutes with live demonstrations
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  • I would PREFER the host to provide an internet connection
    I REQUIRE the host to provide a data projector
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Other Notes: One hour version is based on PowerPoint slides of screenshots. Can be extended with live demonstrations of online address and document searches and parish maps.

The NSW Lands Department holds many documents of interest to family historians, and many of them are available online. This talk will demonstrate the search for land titles, deeds, maps, plans and other documents by using the Lands Department website where possible and by visiting the Queens Square office in person when necessary.

Types of documents covered include:

  • Torrens Titles
  • 'Old System' deeds
  • Primary Applications and Deposited Deeds
  • Historical Parish Maps
  • Current Charting Maps
  • Crown Plans
  • Deposited Plans