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register - Register of Residence Areas

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A large, heavy book with a grey cloth cover and red spine. The end papers are marbled. The inside pages are ruled in grey with red ruled columns. Entries are hand-written. There are copies of correspondence inside. Details given are the registration number and date, the name of the person, the number of the miner's right and its date, a description of the allotment and any remarks or references to other volumes. Any changes of ownership are shown.
The book is mostly unused.
Size
H-432mm W-283mm D-23mm
Object Registration
3119
Keywords
register-mining miners-rights
Historical information
This book is a register of land holders with miners' rights. The correspondence is associated with applications for miners' rights on privately owned land and business sites. They include application fotrms and objections to registrations.
The areas referred to are Combienbar, Goongerah, Club Terrace, Wombat Creek and Dundong.
One of the privileges under the Mines Act, conferred by the holding of a miner's right until 1935 was that of residence on up to one acre on a gold-fields area. Those occupying a residence area were "deemed in law to be possessed ... of such ... parcels ... and the property therein".
When Made
10.2.1897 - 4.9.1934
Significance
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Last updated
6 Mar 2020 at 2:58PM