These are detailed returns of the sources of colonial revenue for one year
it is unlikely that there was ever a series of such volumes, for in other years similar returns may be found scattered among various series.
The first two returns of this series are comprehensive of total revenue, while the remainder itemise the revenue obtained under various headings: quit-rents, sale of Crown land, distillation duties, publicans' licences, wholesalers' licences, departmental fees, rent for quarries and sale of government property, slaughtering dues, auction duties, postal fees, canteen rent, dues under the Impounding Act, fines for the non-fulfilment of the conditions of land grants, fees on grants, market dues, pew rents, etc., and sundry other sources, such as sums recovered, loans repaid and interest. Most returns are arranged by district and give details of the individual from whom the revenue is derived.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives