Series VPRS 102
Register of Purchasers of Town Land
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Date Range: Series 1837 - 1856
  Series in Custody 1837 - 1856
  Contents 1837 - 1856
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1837 - 1839 Police Magistrate Port Phillip District VA 472
1839 - 1851 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
1851 - 1853 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1853 - 1856 Crown Lands Department VA 2878
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    For information relating to a specific locality determine whether it is in the County of Grant or County of Bourke. Within the appropriate volume consult the alphabetical index of localities at the front of the volume.

  • Function / Content
    This series records the purchasers of land in towns offered at auction by the Crown. The first unit records purchasers in the County of Bourke (centred on Melbourne) and the second unit records purchasers in the County of Grant (centred on Geelong).

    Space is given for the recording of the allotment (given as a number), the section (a number), the area (given in acres, roods and perches), the names of purchasers, the dates upon which the land was gazetted (as being for sale) and sold, remarks and the number of the plan. Records of sales were recorded from the Sale Book with those details being noted in the register. Land granted or reserved for special purposes (such as churches, schools or reserves) was indicated.

    Details of grants for these special purposes might be found in VPRS 81 Deeds for Special Purposes Land Grants. Further details of the land and of its sale may be found for 1852 in VPRS 873 Notice of Land Sales for Auction.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in each volume are in chronological order. Each volume has an alphabetical index of localities (towns or parishes) at the front of the volume.

    For each land auction, allotments and sections are listed in numerical order.

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