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.

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Valid through: February 7, 2023

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. PM
    Pamela Mawbey
    3 days 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
    3 days 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
    3 days ago

    Very informative session. Great examples to illustrate the tlk.

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    Rhonda Lucas
    3 days 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
    3 days 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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    John Reid
    3 days ago

    Very helpful in the ways of doing land records research

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    Christine Collins
    3 days ago

    I think it was very comprehensive coverage of the timelines involved affecting land ownership.

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    Debra Rohde
    3 days ago

    very informative

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