Auckland Land District surveyors' field books   (24484)
c.1859 - 1996?  range held: 1859 - 1996


The field books in this series were issued by the Department of Lands and Survey for surveys authorised by the Department in the Auckland Land District. Subsequently some of these books were sent to Hamilton, Gisborne or Napier when they began their own series of field books.

These are the original field record of survey work for all crown requirements and legalisation plans, and record all data for the drawing of survey plans. They were retained as an record of the original survey, and were used for the original drawing of survey plans, the  authentication of existing plans and for redrawing lost plans.

Some of the older Field Books have Settlers' names, English and Maori place names, buildings and other structures shown on them. They may also have drawings by the surveyors, some of whom were accomplished artists, of landscapes from the area being surveyed.  The field books record observations of bearing, vertical angle, and distance made by the surveyor in the field. They include topographical detail and other general information required for the determination of boundaries and accurate delineation of the survey.



Dates of Holdings : 1859 - 1996
Location of Holdings : Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office
Access : Open  see more …
Archives NZ description type : Series (see more about description types)
Version Number: 3
Date Approved: 19/09/2018