The alienation of land in the colony has a long and convoluted history. My databases and references have been sourced from either the Government Gazette or the Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of NSW. My databases have also been sourced from from various publications . Included are the ‘Residents of NSW Vol 1.’ it has been compiled from the Parliamentary return of stockholders for 1885. The second is based on applications for the Conditional Purchase of land, the third ‘Residents of NSW Vol 3′ contains not only landholders but also other residents of the colony. The fourth makes uses of the various journals and proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society.