Settlers, Squatters and Selectors: Land ownership in Australia, 1788-1900

Cathie Sherwood
Feb 1, 2023
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Why Land Records?
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Settlers 1788-1831
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Squatters 1832-1860
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Selectors 1861-1900
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Case Studies
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Finding Land Records
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Announcements / przies
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Questions / answers
4m 16s

About this webinar

Since the early days of British settlement in Australia, land has been considered to be one of its greatest assets. Until 1831, some settlers received large grants of land while others were entitled to only 30 acres, plus an additional 20 acres if married and 10 acres for each child. Over the next seventy years, the colonies developed their own land allocation schemes, each devised for a specific purpose. This presentation will highlight the records which relate to Crown Land, pastoral runs, land selection, occupation records, land orders and land ownership.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years. She was a university lecturer in digital technology and education, retiring as an Associate Profes
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  1. LM
    Lyndall Madden
    3 days ago

    Excellent presentation. Very informative and interesting. Looking forward to putting the information to good use. Thank you.

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    Margaret Deacon
    3 days ago

    Very helpful topic. I would like to obtain the handout. I have registered and paid for the annual legacy subscription.

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    • Marian Pierre-Louis
      3 days ago

      Margaret, look above on this page. Just under the video image (lower, left corner) you’ll see the word syllabus. Click there for the handout. Just remember to be logged in before you click.

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    Pamela Mawbey
    1 week ago

    Excellent presentation by Cathie Sherwood of Queensland, Australia with so much valuable information. I cannot wait to get started on my lands research following Cathie’s directions. I have been too frightened to do so before because it looks so complicated, but now I am on fire and full of confidence.

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    Cynthia Davis
    1 week ago

    No Australian relatives that I know of, but always interesting to learn about different records. Some relate perhaps to early colonial land grants and records in the American or Canadian colonies.

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    Lou Walsh
    1 week ago

    Very informative session. Great examples to illustrate the tlk.

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    Rhonda Lucas
    1 week ago

    Very informative and educational, and presented well in an easy-to-follow way. I look forward to tackling some of those online records for NSW, thanks Cathie.

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    Jeffrey Madsen
    1 week ago

    An excellent presentation on the historical aspects of land records and how they can be useful to your family research.

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  8. JR
    John Reid
    1 week ago

    Very helpful in the ways of doing land records research

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