A guide to finding records of Crown land at Public Record Office Victoria. By Phillippa Nelson and Lesley Alves Reproduced with the permission of the Keeper of Public Records, Public Record Office Victoria, Australia. With an introduction by Charles Fahey A note to the reader This is a large and complex publication. To make the best use of this book, take some time getting acquainted with how it works and how the information contained within its pages has been organised. To begin with, familiarise yourself with the main parts of the book that are listed in the contents overview that can be found on the next page. For more detailed information, proceed to the contents page to find out what is included in each part of the book and to help you locate the information that you are interested in reading, and you will be directed to specific page numbers. Consult the index at the back of the book for page references to locate more specific information or points of interest. CONTENTS OVERVIEW PART 1: ORIENTATION PART 2: INTRODUCTION TO CROWN LANDS IN VICTORIA PART 3: SURVEYS, SQUATTERS AND ABORIGINAL PEOPLE – EARLY LAND ADMINISTRATION IN VICTORIA PART 4: SALE AND SELECTION, LEASES AND LICENCES – THE DEMAND FOR MORE ACCESS TO LAND PART 5: SETTLEMENT SCHEMES – CROWN LAND ADMINISTRATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY PART 6: ENVIRONMENT, INDUSTRIES AND INFRASTRUCTUREPART 7: OTHER RESOURCES
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