Date   
John Kerr's database

Petan
 

John Kerr's full database up to 1990s etc is now on the internet through Fryer Library at The University of Queensland. This is a far more extensive and up to date database compared to the c1970 version at State Library QLD. John died 2003 so obviously only up to that date.

Cheers Peter Cokley

https://researchdata.ands.org.au/john-douglas-kerr-history-database/1326079?source=suggested_datasets

 

Vale Bob Deskins

Petan
 

Rail historian Robert Loren DESKINS,  Aged 74 Years.

Family and friends are invited to his Funeral Service at Hemmant Crematorium, 500 Hemmant Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant, Wednesday 13th, February 2019, commencing at 2.00pm. https://www.couriermail.com.au/classifieds/ad/3149143/  

 

Bob Gough advises Robert Deskins was a long time member of the ARHS, ANGRMS, BTMS and LRRSA

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

CSR Victoria Mill wire tramway 1890

Petan
 

Wondering if the wire tramway that was used at Gairloch around 1890 for taking the cane across the Herbert River near the Victoria Mill near Ingham QLD, was of the ‘Self-Acting Tramway’ style of  wagons on tramway tracks or an aerial device between towers each side of river flying fox style? The context below suggests tramway rails? My Tweed research shows negotiations around the Terranora plateau on the northern bank of the Tweed River around this time. The EW Know would be Edward William Knox (1847–1933).

 

My source is John Kerr’s Notes;  1890: EW Knox to McLean, Victoria - 'Is the wire tramway that was used at Gairloch for taking the cane across the River still in position?' We have a request for a tramway on the Tweed to convey cane from the tableland to navigable water and the grades are too steep for an ordinary line, but it may be worth considering making an offer for that at Gairloch' (CSR Goondi corresp.: DL/JDK)

 

The data base https://researchdata.ands.org.au/john-douglas-kerr-history-database/1326079?source=suggested_datasets

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

Gairloch aerial tramway

John Browning
 

I believe this was a “flying fox” type aerial tramway (not CSR Victoria Mill wire tramway 1890 but Fanning Nankivill and Co.)

“The tramlines consist of stout wires suspended from upright pillars on each side of the bank, these wires being continued at either end till level with the high land above the banks. . . It is possible to convoy as much as 50 tons of cane across the river by means of the suspended tramline within the hour.” http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13561405   

John

 

Re: Gairloch aerial tramway

Petan
 

Thanks John!

 

I find it interesting that Knox, sitting in his Sydney office, had this sort of detail in his head, certainly a General Manager who earned his pay!

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Browning
Sent: Friday, 1 March 2019 5:53 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Gairloch aerial tramway

 

I believe this was a “flying fox” type aerial tramway (not CSR Victoria Mill wire tramway 1890 but Fanning Nankivill and Co.)

“The tramlines consist of stout wires suspended from upright pillars on each side of the bank, these wires being continued at either end till level with the high land above the banks. . . It is possible to convoy as much as 50 tons of cane across the river by means of the suspended tramline within the hour.” http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13561405   

John

 

Carnarvon Tramway - unidentified relics

Sam Laybutt
 

Hello LRRSA,

I went for a walk along the Carnarvon Tramway Trail last week and spotted some remains of what looks like an earlier timber bridge(?) on Whitlock Island, just to the west of the main bridge. See attached photograph and diagram.

I haven't been able to find any information online that would indicate what the back story might be, so hoping someone here might know. The red line on the diagram denotes a possible earlier alignment for the tramway across the mud flats.

Cheers
Sam

Re: Carnarvon Tramway - unidentified relics

John Dennis
 

Sam,

The August 1999 ARHS Bulletin has a lengthy article on the Carnarvon Tramway. In this article it is stated:

Flooding of the river had caused many
problems over the years for the tramway
operations. So, in 1934 when the tramway
embankments were again damaged by
flooding, a 34-chain deviation was built and
the long culvert bridge (i.e., over Whitlock/
Oyster Creek) extended by two bays. This
also resulted in two of the small culvert
bridges being bypassed and thus being
redundant have deteriorated so that only
piles and some cross beams remain in 1995.

Perhaps what you are seeing are the remnants described in the last sentence? Although I suspect that the crossing of Oyster Creek might have been more like one-third of the way across Babbage Island from the long bridge to the jetty. 

John


On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 22:30, Sam Laybutt <crazyknightsfan@...> wrote:
Hello LRRSA,

I went for a walk along the Carnarvon Tramway Trail last week and spotted some remains of what looks like an earlier timber bridge(?) on Whitlock Island, just to the west of the main bridge. See attached photograph and diagram.

I haven't been able to find any information online that would indicate what the back story might be, so hoping someone here might know. The red line on the diagram denotes a possible earlier alignment for the tramway across the mud flats.

Cheers
Sam

Re: Carnarvon Tramway - unidentified relics

Sam Laybutt
 

Hi John,

Thank you very much for that. I think what I found is exactly what was described - it's like that the 'long culvert bridge' refers to the main bridge over the channel. 

Cheers
Sam


From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of John Dennis <jdennis412@...>
Sent: Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:17 AM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Carnarvon Tramway - unidentified relics
 
Sam,

The August 1999 ARHS Bulletin has a lengthy article on the Carnarvon Tramway. In this article it is stated:

Flooding of the river had caused many
problems over the years for the tramway
operations. So, in 1934 when the tramway
embankments were again damaged by
flooding, a 34-chain deviation was built and
the long culvert bridge (i.e., over Whitlock/
Oyster Creek) extended by two bays. This
also resulted in two of the small culvert
bridges being bypassed and thus being
redundant have deteriorated so that only
piles and some cross beams remain in 1995.

Perhaps what you are seeing are the remnants described in the last sentence? Although I suspect that the crossing of Oyster Creek might have been more like one-third of the way across Babbage Island from the long bridge to the jetty. 

John

On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 22:30, Sam Laybutt <crazyknightsfan@...> wrote:
Hello LRRSA,

I went for a walk along the Carnarvon Tramway Trail last week and spotted some remains of what looks like an earlier timber bridge(?) on Whitlock Island, just to the west of the main bridge. See attached photograph and diagram.

I haven't been able to find any information online that would indicate what the back story might be, so hoping someone here might know. The red line on the diagram denotes a possible earlier alignment for the tramway across the mud flats.

Cheers
Sam

Light Railways 266

John Dennis
 

The April issue of Light Railways, No. 266, was scheduled to be packed tonight. Unfortunately due to a problem at the printers the magazine is not available. We are hopeful the mailout will be made on Thursday of next week.

For those planning to attend one of our meetings, the meeting topics have been uploaded here: http://lrrsa.org.au/LRR_Meetings.html

John Dennis

OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Michael C.
 

Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707415778394

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707320327265

This is kind of cool:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40396721353/in/album-72157707320327265/

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704082565502

Such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40431178323/in/album-72157704082565502/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47396606851/in/album-72157704082565502/

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46481911875/in/album-72157704082565502/

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679440443748

I like these images:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/33546310658/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47422609931/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47430122811/in/album-72157679440443748/ - three trains!

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707743026914

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46726628354/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40483720523/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32507805737/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47449607451/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397263272/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32508439687/in/album-72157707743026914/

And this image is rather special:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397807492/in/album-72157707743026914/ - what better way to spend a morning?!

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.

Re: OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Michael C.
 

Sorry, me again.

Here is another Darjeeling album.

This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.

On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA

Take a look if you are interested. 

Michael Chapman 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Michael C. via Groups.Io" <chapmanmchapman@...>
Date: 23/03/2019 21:29 (GMT+00:00)
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707415778394

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707320327265

This is kind of cool:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40396721353/in/album-72157707320327265/

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704082565502

Such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40431178323/in/album-72157704082565502/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47396606851/in/album-72157704082565502/

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46481911875/in/album-72157704082565502/

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679440443748

I like these images:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/33546310658/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47422609931/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47430122811/in/album-72157679440443748/ - three trains!

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707743026914

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46726628354/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40483720523/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32507805737/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47449607451/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397263272/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32508439687/in/album-72157707743026914/

And this image is rather special:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397807492/in/album-72157707743026914/ - what better way to spend a morning?!

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.

Re: OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Kevin Sewell
 

Nice photos.

Am I missing something in the photo of the turntable at Darjeeling?? It seems to be fishplated onto the lead. Surely they don't have to undo the fishplates to turn something? That would lose its novelty very quickly!!

Been there seen that, but in the days of filum, you had to be sparing of taking photos, so I didn't take a photo of the turntable. Did a trip from Darjeeling up to Ghum. Our driver/guide thought we were mad (in all probability so did my wife!!). Would love to do the whole length, however I suspect even for a train tragic it could get tedious. They certainly weren't single seats when we went in 1997, just those hard bench seats. Would have liked a better look at Batasia Loop, and would have liked to have been able to get off and take photos of the train circling, but train only paused and moved on. I was moderately young and fit - perhaps if I'd known it was approaching and the layout, I should have jumped off and bolted up the embankment to get some shots. If only ...


On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:29 AM Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:

This is kind of cool:

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:

Such as:

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:

I like these images:

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:

And this image is rather special:

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.



--
Cheers,
Kevin

Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.

Re: OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Michael C.
 

Hi Kevin,

I never saw the turntable used whilst I was in Darjeeling so perhaps the fishplates are semi-permanent?

I did the ride to Ghum too...

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA

Unfortunately the weather was not good.

The following day I left Darjeeling and travelled the full 55 miles of the railway by diesel. Those photos haven't been looked at yet...

Michael Chapman 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin Sewell <kevinrsewell@...>
Date: 25/03/2019 00:52 (GMT+00:00)
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Nice photos.

Am I missing something in the photo of the turntable at Darjeeling?? It seems to be fishplated onto the lead. Surely they don't have to undo the fishplates to turn something? That would lose its novelty very quickly!!

Been there seen that, but in the days of filum, you had to be sparing of taking photos, so I didn't take a photo of the turntable. Did a trip from Darjeeling up to Ghum. Our driver/guide thought we were mad (in all probability so did my wife!!). Would love to do the whole length, however I suspect even for a train tragic it could get tedious. They certainly weren't single seats when we went in 1997, just those hard bench seats. Would have liked a better look at Batasia Loop, and would have liked to have been able to get off and take photos of the train circling, but train only paused and moved on. I was moderately young and fit - perhaps if I'd known it was approaching and the layout, I should have jumped off and bolted up the embankment to get some shots. If only ...

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:29 AM Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:

This is kind of cool:

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:

Such as:

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:

I like these images:

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:

And this image is rather special:

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.



--
Cheers,
Kevin

Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.

Re: OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Kevin Sewell
 

We stayed in a grand Raj-era hotel in Darjeeling for a few nights. It was close to zeroC outside and our room had a lovely coal fire to keep it warm. We'd flown in to Bagdogra and driven up to Darjeeling in the early evening. From Darjeeling we went over into Sikkim to Rumtek, Gangtok and Kalimpong before heading back to Bagdogra to fly to Delhi.

It was a long time ago but I seem to recall one of Gangtok's claims to fame was that it was the largest city in India furthest from a train line.



On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 at 7:16 PM, Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Kevin,

I never saw the turntable used whilst I was in Darjeeling so perhaps the fishplates are semi-permanent?

I did the ride to Ghum too...

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA

Unfortunately the weather was not good.

The following day I left Darjeeling and travelled the full 55 miles of the railway by diesel. Those photos haven't been looked at yet...

Michael Chapman 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin Sewell <kevinrsewell@...>
Date: 25/03/2019 00:52 (GMT+00:00)
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Nice photos.

Am I missing something in the photo of the turntable at Darjeeling?? It seems to be fishplated onto the lead. Surely they don't have to undo the fishplates to turn something? That would lose its novelty very quickly!!

Been there seen that, but in the days of filum, you had to be sparing of taking photos, so I didn't take a photo of the turntable. Did a trip from Darjeeling up to Ghum. Our driver/guide thought we were mad (in all probability so did my wife!!). Would love to do the whole length, however I suspect even for a train tragic it could get tedious. They certainly weren't single seats when we went in 1997, just those hard bench seats. Would have liked a better look at Batasia Loop, and would have liked to have been able to get off and take photos of the train circling, but train only paused and moved on. I was moderately young and fit - perhaps if I'd known it was approaching and the layout, I should have jumped off and bolted up the embankment to get some shots. If only ...

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:29 AM Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:

This is kind of cool:

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:

Such as:

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:

I like these images:

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:

And this image is rather special:

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.



--
Cheers,
Kevin

Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.

--
What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look

Light Railways 266

John Dennis
 

The LRRSA mailout team had another enjoyable evening (*) last night, with the result that Light Railways 266, the April 2019 issue, has now been delivered to Australia Post. This is a most interesting issue, with six smaller articles rather than the more common one larger article with one or two small ones. The contents are:
- A close run thing – flooding at Aberdare Extended Colliery (NSW)
- Ash disposal light railways in NSW
- Knox Brothers’ Quarry, Leongatha (Vic)
- Tom’s job (Warburton, Vic)
- DH Lawrence and the Bulli Coal Company jetty (NSW)
- Jetty shunter ventured far inland (Port Lincoln, SA)
Plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage & Tourist News and Looking Back.
Expect it in your letter box next week, or in your Newsagent shortly. Of course, it can always be bought, in either printed or PDF form, from the LRRSA online shop: http://lrrsa.org.au/ and follow the links.
(*) As enjoyable as stuffing more than 3000 items into 600+ envelopes can ever be. But the conversations and supper make it all worth while. We can always use more hands at the mailout.

John

Re: Light Railways 266

Hunslet
 

My appreciation to all the “stuffers”!

Hunslet.

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Friday, 29 March 2019 12:23 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 266

 

The LRRSA mailout team had another enjoyable evening (*) last night, with the result that Light Railways 266, the April 2019 issue, has now been delivered to Australia Post. This is a most interesting issue, with six smaller articles rather than the more common one larger article with one or two small ones. The contents are:

- A close run thing – flooding at Aberdare Extended Colliery (NSW)

- Ash disposal light railways in NSW

- Knox Brothers’ Quarry, Leongatha (Vic)

- Tom’s job (Warburton, Vic)

- DH Lawrence and the Bulli Coal Company jetty (NSW)

- Jetty shunter ventured far inland (Port Lincoln, SA)

Plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage & Tourist News and Looking Back.

Expect it in your letter box next week, or in your Newsagent shortly. Of course, it can always be bought, in either printed or PDF form, from the LRRSA online shop: http://lrrsa.org.au/ and follow the links.

(*) As enjoyable as stuffing more than 3000 items into 600+ envelopes can ever be. But the conversations and supper make it all worth while. We can always use more hands at the mailout.

 

John

Re: Light Railways 266

David Langley
 

Good to see you "stuffed it in" and not "stuffed it up".   More hands, well if I lived closer perhaps......

--

cheers and best wishes,
David in Avenel.au
[Before you change anything, learn why it is the way it is.]



Re: Light Railways 266

Ian Bevege
 

Thanks John. Your team’s efforts are appreciated. looking forward to seeing the Lawrence article.
Ian B
 

Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 12:23 PM
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 266
 
The LRRSA mailout team had another enjoyable evening (*) last night, with the result that Light Railways 266, the April 2019 issue, has now been delivered to Australia Post. This is a most interesting issue, with six smaller articles rather than the more common one larger article with one or two small ones. The contents are:
- A close run thing – flooding at Aberdare Extended Colliery (NSW)
- Ash disposal light railways in NSW
- Knox Brothers’ Quarry, Leongatha (Vic)
- Tom’s job (Warburton, Vic)
- DH Lawrence and the Bulli Coal Company jetty (NSW)
- Jetty shunter ventured far inland (Port Lincoln, SA)
Plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage & Tourist News and Looking Back.
Expect it in your letter box next week, or in your Newsagent shortly. Of course, it can always be bought, in either printed or PDF form, from the LRRSA online shop: http://lrrsa.org.au/ and follow the links.
(*) As enjoyable as stuffing more than 3000 items into 600+ envelopes can ever be. But the conversations and supper make it all worth while. We can always use more hands at the mailout.

John

NSW historical land records online

John Cleverdon
 

Hello all,
For those who aren't already aware, NSW Land Registry Services now have a lot of historical information online; the following comes from Spatial Source:
------
NSW Land Registry Services and the NSW government have made a wealth of historical plan, title and map data freely available online.

Historical Land Records Viewer is an online tool that gives access to images of historical plans, titles, maps and indexes. Recent data updates have now made over over 2.5 million records viewable with the tool, which were previously unavailable online.

The image collection available via the viewer now includes:

  • Charting Maps: Parish Maps, Town Maps, and other maps known as ‘Charting Maps’, recording subdivision and status changes to land parcels.
  • Plan Lodgment Books: used between 1863 to 1995 to record details of plans lodged with the department.
  • Old Form Torrens Registers: Torrens Titles from 1863 to 1961 available at NSW LRS, Queen Square | NSW State Library | State Records (Kingswood) public terminals – view only.
  • Historical Parish Maps: cancelled editions of Crown Land Parish and Town Maps which show how subdivisions and other actions have altered land parcels over time.
  • Old System Grant Index and Register 1792-1862: a chronological record of the surnames or company names of those who bought or received grants of land from the Crown, and the associated images.
  • Old System Purchasers Index 1896-1985: a record of individuals purchasing an estate or interest in land.
  • Old System Vendors Index 1825-1986: a record of individuals selling an estate or interest in land.
  • Old System Deeds 1825-1992: images from the General Register of Deeds for all registered common law (known as Old System) land transactions.

Old Form Torrens Registers and Old System Deeds 1825-1992 are available to view online, but must be purchased if copeies are required. Other records viewable online are available via the NSW State Library, the State Records Authority, NSW Land Registry Services and the NSW LRS online portal.

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More information is at: http://hlrv.nswlrs.com.au/pixel.htm
The online portal is at: https://online.nswlrs.com.au/

Regards,
John
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John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
John's web page: https://johncleverdon.neocities.org/
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/john-cleverdon/a/a81/2b


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Emu Bay Railway Railmotor

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Does anyone have any information or photographs concerning the Emu Bay Railway railmotor WG1, the articulated Walker Gardner railmotor?

 

I have a general outline and some photos from Lou Rae’s books but I haven’t seen any photos taken from the trailer end, nor any of the interior.

 

I wish to build a 7 ¼” gauge ride-in version of this railmotor and would prefer it to adhere as closely as possible to the prototype with respect to interior design, upholstery and paintwork.

 

Any help and advice would be appreciated.

 

Simon Hutchinson