Series VPRS 14481
Returns of Occupants of Pastoral Lands
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Date Range: Series 1852 - 1869
  Series in Custody 1852 - 1869
  Contents 1852 - 1869
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1852 - 1853 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1853 - 1857 Crown Lands Department VA 2878
1857 - 1869 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • Function / Content
    This is an artificial series created by the archives to register two returns that have become separated from their original recordkeeping systems. Both collate information regarding pastoral occupation of the lands of Victoria whether by license to occupy or by lease.

    One record was apparently an enclosure to correspondence with the registered number of 52/2825 and the notation that it was a return to the Colonial Treasurer. It is identified as a Statement of all Occupants of Crown Lands in the Settled, Intermediate and Unsettled Areas of Victoria in Year 1852. This division of lands was defined by the Order-in-Council 1847 with each type of land being able to be leased for differing lengths of time. Details given are the name of the occupant, the extent of the run in acres and the numbers of horses, cattle and sheep utilising the run.

    The second record consists of an aggregation of information regarding the disposal of every pastoral run held under License for 1860 and 1869 tabled in the Legislative Assembly 1869 and ordered printed. Details given are the name of the run, the licence fee per acre, the area of the run and the annual rent paid.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Both records are arranged by area or by district - for 1852 these areas are Portland Bay, Western Port, Murray, Gippsland and Wimmera and the counties of Normanby, Bourke, Grant, Villiers and Evelyn.

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