Government Property & Tenancy Registers 1925 to 1968


Introduction

The Department of the Interior Property & Tenancy Registers is a collection of 79 large hardcover post binders (25.5 x 45.5 cm documenting Government housing properties in the ACT from 1925 to 1968. Part of the Commonwealth records series A7752, these registers list the tenants' names, rental details, type of house, Block/Section/Division (Suburb) and addresses of Government housing in the ACT up to 1968.


Sample Tenancy Registers
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Although the registers are on printed forms, the actual tenancy details are handwritten and so the contents of the forms cannot be read by optical character recognition (OCR). For some guidance on reading handwritten documents see: http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/useful-tips-for-reading-handwritten-documents/

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Accessing the Tenancy Registers


Suburban Blocks

Clicking on one of the suburbs listed below will take you to the Tenancy Register entries for that suburb where they are arranged in tables alphabetically by street name.

The first column of each table contains the street address for the property as recorded in the registers. Note that some of these properties no longer exist due to rezoning of the block and/or demolition of the building.

The second column contains the current section and block numbers for each property. These can be searched online at ACTMAPi. Note that some of these numbers have changed over time so they may not match what was recorded in the registers.

The third column contains a link to the PDF file for each property. Note that individual flats have been incorporated into a single PDF file for the entire block of flats.

If you do not have a PDF file reader, you can download it for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Acton Ainslie Aranda Barton Braddon
Campbell Chifley Curtin Deakin Dickson
Downer Farrer Forrest Garran Griffith
Hackett Hughes Kingston Lyneham Lyons
Macquarie Mawson Molonglo Settlement Narrabundah O'Connor
Pearce Red Hill Reid Russell Hill Settlement The Causeway
Torrens Turner Watson Westlake Settlement Yarralumla

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Rural Blocks

Clicking on one of the districts listed below will take you to the Tenancy Register entries for that district where they are arranged in tables numerically by block number.

The first column of each table contains the district name, block number and the property name if available as recorded in the registers. Note that many of these property's no longer exist due to rezoning of the block, some now being part of suburban Canberra.

The second column contains a link to the PDF file for each property.

Belconnen Booth Canberra City
Coree including Uriarra Village Cotter River including Bendora Dam & Bulls Head Fyshwick & Pialligo
Gungahlin (some blocks now in Majura District) Hall Jervis Bay including Wreck Bay
Kowen including Kowen Forestry Settlement Lanyon (now in Tuggeranong District) Mount Clear
Narrabundah (now in Symonston) New South Wales Paddys River including Pierces Creek
Rendezvous Creek Stromlo including Observatory & Cotter Pumping Station Tennent
Tharwa Village of Hall Woden

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Imperial Measurements

The registers for rural blocks include the area of each block in Imperial measurements. The following is a conversion guide to these measurements. More exact conversions can be made here: http://www.measurement.gov.au/Pages/MetricConversion.aspx

  • Chain (length) : 1 chain = 66 feet or 22 yards (20.12 m) -- 80 chains = 1 mile (1.609 km)
  • Perch (area) : 1 perch = 30.25 square yards (25.29 m²) -- 40 perches = 1 rood (1012 m²)
  • Rood (area) : 1 rood = 1/4 acre or 10,890 square feet (1012 m²) -- 4 roods = 1 acre (4047 m²)
  • Acre (area) : 1 acre = 4047 m² or 0.4047 ha

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Scanned Registers

Under ACT Government custody the registers have been given the following record numbers and titles. The PDF files of the register scans we have provided on this website contain a reference to the record numbers listed below should you need to cite the record.

  • 2012/02090 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/18 - Dickson - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02141 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/22 - Forrest/Farrer/Hughes - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02142 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/49 - O'Connor - 1925 to 1968 (2)
  • 2012/02143 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/19 - Dickson - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02145 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/12 - Campbell - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02147 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/57 - Turner - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02148 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/59 - Turner - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02150 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/28 - Griffith - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02151 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/27 - Griffith - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02161 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/4 - Ainslie - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02162 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/66 - Yarralumla - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02165 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/46 - O'Connor - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02168 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/6 - Aranda - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02170 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/2 - Ainslie - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02171 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/31 - Kingston - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02174 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/10 - Braddon - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02179 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - Barton / Braddon - 1925 to 1968 - Volume 1
  • 2012/02180 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/51 - Pearce/Red Hill - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02181 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/53 - Red Hill - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02185 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/15 - Curtin/Deakin - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02188 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/68 - Causeway - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02189 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/5 - Ainslie - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02193 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/3 - Ainslie - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02206 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/45 - O'Connor - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02994 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/1 - A-Z Suburbs - Miscellaneous - 1968
  • 2012/02996 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - A-Z Suburbs - Miscellaneous and Demolished Homes - July 1955
  • 2012/03845 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/3 - Torrens - Reid - 1966 to 1988
  • 2012/03846 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - A-Z Suburbs - Rural Land and Property Register
  • 2012/03874 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - 1925 to 1968 - Ainslie
  • 2012/03910 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - 1925 to 1968 - Curtin
  • 2012/03916 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledgers - 1925 to 1968 - Reid/Downer
  • 2012/03919 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledgers - 1925 to 1968 - Braddon
  • 2012/03921 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledgers - 1925 to 1968 - Red Hill Sections 9 - 48
  • 2012/03923 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledgers - 1925 to 1968 - Reid
  • 2012/04249 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - Barton/Braddon - 1925 to 1968 - Volume 2

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Registers Still to be Scanned

  • 2012/02140 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/17 - Dickson - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02144 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/20 - Downer - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02146 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/47 - O'Connor - 1925 to 1968 (6)
  • 2012/02149 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/23 - Forrest/Farrer/Garran - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02152 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/22 - Forrest/Farrer/Hughes - 1925 to 1968 (12)
  • 2012/02153 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/62 - Watson - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02157 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/64 - Yarralumla - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02163 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/63 - Watson - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02164 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/13 - Campbell/Chifley - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02166 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/21 - Downer - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02167 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/42 - Narrabundah - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02169 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/16 - Deakin - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02172 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/65 - Yarralumla - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02175 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/ - 1925 to 1968 (13) (13) (3)
  • 2012/02176 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/25 - Garran - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02177 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/34 - Lyneham - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02178 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/58 - Turner - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02182 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/50 - Pearce - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02183 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/48 - O'Connor - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02184 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/29 - Hackett/Hughes - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02186 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/30 - Hackett/Hughes - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02187 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/38 - Macquarie - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02190 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/32 - Kingston/Lyneham - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02191 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/7 - Barton - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02192 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/36 - Lyons/Mawson - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02194 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/39 - O'Connor - 1968 to 1975
  • 2012/02195 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/38 - O'Connor - 1968 to 1975
  • 2012/02196 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/ - McPherson Court - 1968 to 1975
  • 2012/02197 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/41 - Narrabundah - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02200 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/39 - Narrabundah - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02201 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/35 - Lyons - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02202 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/43 - Narrabundah - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02203 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/33 - Lyneham - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02204 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/40 - Narrabundah - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02205 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/44 - Narrabundah - 1925 to 1968
  • 2012/02207 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/ - 1925 to 1968 (13) (13) (13) (13) (9)
  • 2012/02208 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger A7752/ - 1925 to 1968 (13) (13) (13) (13) (10)
  • 2012/03871 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - 1925 to 1968 - Torrens Section 3 - 40
  • 2012/03877 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - 1925 to 1968 - Mawson
  • 2012/03880 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - 1925 to 1968 - Chifley
  • 2012/03882 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledger - 1925 to 1968 - Griffith
  • 2012/03915 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledgers - 1925 to 1968 - Reid Section 11
  • 2012/03917 - Tenancy Management - Tenancy Register - Ledgers - 1925 to 1968 - Watson


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