Maps, places and land records

City of Sydney Archives – Assessment Books 1845-1948

The Assessment Books record details of ownership, occupation, construction, and value for buildings in the City of Sydney between 1845 and 1948. They provide valuable information for family and property history which is not available from other sources. Digitised copies…

University of Melbourne, University Library, Digital Collections

The Cultural and Special Collections includes the following material online:• Architectural Atelier Drawings• Library’s Special Collections – includes the Australian Medical Journal 1856-1921• Map Collections – Historic maps from around the world. Emphasis is on Australian and historic maps• Programs…

Aboriginal Placenames

The book Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and re-naming the Australian landscape, edited by Harold Koch and Luise Hercus, co-published with Aboriginal History Inc, 2009, is available in printed form or as a free download.


This site details online title searches, aerial imagery and maps. There is information on the history of country town names plus metropolitan suburb and street names.

The Land Channel

This Government site provides integrated access to land, resource and property information and services for the State of Victoria.


This site allows you to search all registered and recorded place names in Victoria. There are  200,000 road names and approximately 45000 place names. It includes geographic features such as mountains and rivers, bounded localities such as suburbs, towns; cities… – Tasmania – Land Records

This site offers access to indexes and digitised images of Tasmanian records. There is a free name search with various subscription options available to access images of the original records held by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. Databases include:•… – Place Names Search – South Australia

The Place Names Online search of the State Gazetteer has been replaced by a function within the Property Location Browser. There is detailed information on how to use this browser. This site also includes links that enable you to download…