Crown Grants Register [Record Books] Index, South Auckland Land District   (24509)
1977? - 1977?  range held: 1977? - 1977?


The volumes in this series are indexes to the Crown Grant record books kept by Lands and Survey for the South Auckland Land District. They are arranged by name of parish or town, and can be used to locate the Crown Grant record book in which the copy of the Crown Grant is located. The volumes to which they relate date  from approximately 1849 to 1959.

For each parish or town, allotment numbers are given in order, and for each allotment number, the volume and folio number in which the copy of the Crown Grant was bound has been recorded, as well as the name of the grantee.

Both index volumes need to be consulted, as individual allotments can appear in either, depending on whether the Crown Grant relating to it happened to be bound into a volume which was sent to Hamilton or remained in Auckland.

The first volume relates to earlier Crown Grant record books which had been kept in the Auckland Lands and Survey office, for which microfilm copies had been supplied to the Hamilton office. The number given in the index is to the new volume number, assigned when the volumes were microfilmed, rather than the original register number for the volume. Thus, the volume number does not match the register number on the grants bound within. The volumes can now be found in series 1142.

The second volume relates to later record books which were kept in the Hamilton office. These record books have now been reunited with the original series (1147), as their numbering remains within this original series. The volume number matches the register number on the grants bound within.

There is no indication in the volumes of the date at which the indexes were printed, though evidence from related Auckland volumes suggest it may have been in the mid-1970s, when the microfilming was done.  Instead, the series dates are the dates of the Crown Grants registers / record books to which the indexes refer.


Dates of Holdings : 1977? - 1977?
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: 1
Date Approved: 20/09/2012