Southland Surveyors' Field Books   (24970)
c.1855 - unknown  range held: 1855 - 1888


GENERAL


The Southland Surveyors' Field Books documented the cadastral and geodetic surveying of the Southland Region. The Field Books contained information about surveying work done: triangulations, traverses, harbour soundings, lunar observations, topography, land for pastoral use, boundaries.



The Field Books also recorded: surveying expenses, salaries, equipment. Many contained a daily record  of work, landscape sketches, names of residents, botanical observations, English and Maori place names, railways, roads and tracks.



Survey data would have been used to draw up various kinds of maps and plans, for each survey district,  such as survey office plans, deposited plans.


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Dates of Holdings : 1855 - 1888
Location of Holdings : Archives New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office
Access : Open  see more …


Mandates

CREATED BY
  • Royal Charter and Instructions of 1846, 1847, 1848 and 1849
  • Royal Charter of 1840 and Instructions
  • Surveying Regulations 1879
  • Surveying Regulations 1886
  • Surveying Regulations 1897
  • Surveying Regulations 1908
  • Surveying Regulations 1923
  • Surveying Regulations 1940
  • Surveying Regulations 1947
  • Surveying Regulations 1949
  • Surveying Regulations 1959
  • Surveying Regulations 1972
Archives NZ description type : Series (see more about description types)
Version Number: 4
Date Approved: 14/09/2015