Residents of NSW 1885 (aka Land & Stock Owners 1885)

Landholders 1885

This unique index provides the names of nearly 40,000 residents of NSW in 1884/85. It is based on the 1885 census of the occupiers of land and owners of stock in New South Wales originally published in the Journal of the Legislative Council of New South Wales.

The ‘census’ lists the name of the holding or locality, the occupier, the post town of the occupier or landholder, the acreage and the number of horses, cattle, sheep and pigs. It was carried out by Inspectors of Stock and Brands and the police and  was based on police districts. 

Unfortunately for researchers the results were recorded alphabetically by the name of the holding or locality and not that of the owner / occupier for each police district.

To overcome this difficulty all the entries have been combined in one MS Acess data base which is available to researchers  in Excell or PDF format.

 The survey was based on Police districts and at that time there were 55 districts.   These were Albury,* Armidale,* Balranald, Bathurst,*(925) Berrima, Bombala*, (725) ,Booligal, Bourke, Braidwood, Brewarrina, Cannonbar*, Carcoar,* Casino*, Cobar, Condobolin, Cooma, Coonabarabran, Corowa, Deniliquin* (438), Dubbo*, Forbes, * Glen Innes, Goulburn*,(865) Grafton, Gundagai, (1133) Hay, Hume*, Kiama*, Maitland,* Menindie, Merriwa, Molong, Moree, Mudgee, Murrurundi*, Narandera*, (165)  Narrabri, Picton, Pilliga, Port Macquarie, Port Stephens*, Queanbeyan,(570) Singleton*, Sydney*, Tamworth,* Tenterfield, (514) Urana, Wagga Wagga*, Warialda*, (603)Walgett, Wilcannia ,(64) Windsor, (1976) Wentworth , Yass* and Young *

See also my notes re alienation of land

All districts are available on  the one CD. (Refer: NSW 1885 – CD 13) with  entries arranged in alphabetically order of surname. The cost for the complete index is reasonably priced . See for sale

Example of the information available on the CD Land and Stock Owners 1885

 
Surname First Name Holding/Place PD Post Town Acreage Horses Cattle Sheep Pigs
Abercrombie J. Forest Vale Bombala Bibbenluke 960 12 4 800 0
Aberfield Joseph Alexander Park Tamworth Manilla 640 11 12 600 1
Abernethy J. junr. Cambewarra Kiama Cambewarra 120 2 12 0 4
Abernethy J. senr. Cambewarra Kiama Cambewarra 161 0 20 0 3
Abley J. Moama Deniliquin Moama 402 10 18 0 0
Aboriginal Mission ne Warrangesda Narandera Darlington Point 2100 12 9 480 19
Abra Edward Attunga Tamworth Attunga 109 9 0 0 0
Abra Mary A. Midway Farm Tamworth Attunga 154 13 18 0 7
Abrahams M. W. Gibraltar Goulburn Longreach 200 4 5 0 0
Abrahams John Longreach Goulburn Marulan 40 2 2 0 0
Abram William Hillhead Young Burrowa 1493 7 8 1700 1
Abrams W. J. Brien’s Creek Young Burrowa 0 7 8 1700 0
Absalem James Hamilton Port Macquarie Port Macquarie 84 4 0 0 0
Ackroyd Hannah Wilton Picton Wilton 8 3 3 0 1
Acocks A.D. Albury Albury Albury 0 1 2 0 0
Acraman H. Beverley Young Burrowa 9000 20 12 7100 12
Acres George Kangaloon Berrima Kangaloon 50 1 5 0 0
Acres William Kangaloon Berrima Kangaloon 40 1 12 0 0
Acres E. H. Heywood Sydney Parramatta 810 22 76 0 5
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  1. Terry
    I want to buy a copy the CD of the Return of livestock and stockowners in NSW 1884/5. How do I go about doing so?

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