Maps, places and land records

Landgate

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.

Queensland Place Names Online Search

This site offers access to the Queensland place names database, the Queensland Globe, spatial datasets, registers and gazetteers and more.

National Library of Australia – Map Collection

This collection consists of 600,000+ maps, 2,500 atlases and 800,000 aerial photographs of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Antarctica. Over 17,120+ maps are digitised and available online.

Legal Terms in Land Records

This American site has an alphabetical list, plus meanings, of many of the legal terms that appear in deeds and legal proceedings relating to land. Please note that terminology is not totally consistent with Australian legal usage. Quite a few…

ACT Government – Search for Canberra street and suburb names

Canberra’s suburb and street names present an interesting mosaic of Australia’s local and national high achievers, its geography, heritage and history. Some of the people commemorated are well known, whilst others made their mark as quiet achievers. Our Indigenous heritage,…

NSW Land Registry Services – Historical Records Online

NSW Land Registry Services Historical Land Records Viewer (HLRV) provides online access to more than 2.5 million images of historical maps, plans, titles and indexes. These titling related records provide a wealth of information about the land and its ownership…

State Library of New South Wales – Maps Collection

This collection includes 200,000+ maps including 40,000+ subdivision plans. Many are digitised and available online. The collection covers Australia, in particular NSW, the Pacific region, Antarctica and extends to the rest of the world. Some items of interest include: •…

City of Sydney – Street Names

This site has an guide to street names of Sydney in spreadsheet form that can be downloaded from this site. It has been compiled from sources, including old maps, council records, government publications and secondary sources. Every attempt has been…

Homestead Leases – New South Wales

Originally land in Far West of NSW was divided into vast pastoral holdings. In 1884 homestead leases were introduced and a person could apply for a ‘small’ 10,240 acre homestead lease. The onlines indexes, by Rusheen Craig, to homestead leases…