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New South Wales - Archival Series

Property Cards - Reserves (1961 - 1976)

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The Property Cards - Reserves records were created by the Aborigines Welfare Board and the Aborigines Welfare Directorate. This series comprises 2 boxes of cards, arranged alphabetically by the name of the town in which the Aboriginal reserve was located. In cases where there are individual dwellings involved there is a card for each one. One side of the card relates to rates and charges while the other side refers to payments made.


Access Conditions

These records are Open access. To access these records please contact State Archives NSW.


Side one of the cards is headed Rates and Charges, and records: the property name; site details such as address and dimensions; Aboriginal reserve number with gazettal date of notification and/or revocation; valuations received from the Valuer General; improvements such as the date of construction, kerb and guttering; lettings and disposal (e.g. date, tenant's name and rental).

The reverse side of the card is headed "payments made" and details the amount paid in rates and for services such as water, sewerage, sanitary and garbage collections for each year. Some cards are annotated with the date a particular reserve was transferred to the Aboriginal Lands Trust in 1975.

Quantity: 2 boxes.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing