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Subject Index to Property Files.
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1940
End Date:
31 Dec 1989
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 180423 Dec 1970

23 Dec 197001 May 1987

01 May 198717 Jul 1989
Related Series:
AD918 Nominal Index to Property Files.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1989

AE457 Correspondence relating to Marine Farm Leases01 Jun 196830 Apr 1984
Controlled Series:
AD920 Register of Property Files.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1994
Series notes:
Index to Property Files, Lease and Licence files and some general administrative correspondence dealing with land.All the above categories of files were converted in 1990 to a new general correspondence series with a 6 digit continuous single number. Property Files, those with a "PF" prefix, were converted by deleting the prefix and adding zeroes to the start of the number. The Department maintains lists of conversion numbers for the lease, licence and general administrative files (the latter have a "G" prefix). (Some of the renumbered files have been transferred to the Archives Office as series AB567.)Originally the Property Files created only for parcels of land with a surveyed boundary. With the passage of time lease and licence files (even though shack sites, jetties, etc. do not usually have a surveyed boundary) were added to the PF series.Each card records the subject, name of a company or individual, the location of the parcel of land and the file number. There is a general subject sequence followed by separate sequences for Towns, Government Departments, Parishes, Crown Land, State Forests, Lakes and Mountains.This and related series were replaced by the Recfind software package in 1989.~

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:

West-Zoo, then Towns A-Gl
Towns Go-Sc
Towns Se-Z, then Government Departments A-L
Government Departments M-T, then Parishes
Crown Land, then State Forests, then Lakes, then Mountains