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Sewerage and Building records

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Click to view larger imageThese records are a wonderful resource for local and family history researchers and can be found in a multitude of repositories.

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Please remember that some of these repositories may not provide access to researchers - respect their position!

The publication 'Sewerage records: an untapped magnificent resource' will give you an understanding of these records and their value for local and family history.  It is available from Unlock the Past / Gould Genealogy.

Australia ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA

New Zealand Auckland Christchurch Wellington

Country State City / Town Repository Records Comments / Access
Australia Australian Capital Territory Canberra Archives ACT Select Publications / Finding Aid for the National Capital Development Commission Records
New South Wales Sydney State Records NSW Archives Investigator

Search Agency -


in Title or History

New South Wales Sydney State Records NSW Archives in Brief 111: Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Detail Sheets c1904-1945

Site search -

sewerage 111

New South Wales Sydney Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales City of Sydney Detail Sheets 1880s-1890s - online

Search for

"ZM Ser 4 811.17/1"

in Any

New South Wales Sydney City of Sydney Archives - digital information Historical Atlas of Sydney - online

most useful:

City Detail Sheets 1855

Trig Survey 1855-1865

Doves Plans 1880

New South Wales Sydney Society of Australian Genealogists Manuscript Collection

Search for -


Index to the householders mentioned in their holdings of Sydney sewerage plans (1857-1868)

New South Wales Sydney Sydney Water Sydney Water & Sydney Catchment Authority Historical Research & Archives Facility

NOTE: There is a fee for research and access.

Ring: 132090 and ask for Plans Management Area for further details.

Northern Territory Darwin Northern Territory Archives Services Archives Collections

Download List of Holdings [.pdf] file

Queensland Brisbane Queensland State Archives ArchivesSearch

Select ArchivesSearch

Advanced Search

Agency - sewerage

Queensland Brisbane Brisbane City Archives

Use the Library Catalogue link

Search - surveyor's field books

Select Details then Catalogue Record for each of the 3 results to see full details

Detail Plans:

BCA2003: Sewerage Contract Plans

BCA1837: Surveyor's field books "C" series, 1911-1973

BCA1795: Survey books Master Registers, 1911-1970

South Australia Adelaide State Records of South Australia


Select - Access Collection Catalogue - Searching - Keyword Search


Agency - sewerage

also see GRG53

Tasmania Hobart Archives Office of Tasmania Agency Search


Title - sewerage

Victoria Melbourne Public Record Office Victoria Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works [MMBW] records

Select - Access the Collection

Advanced Search - Agency - sewerage

Victoria Melbourne State Library of Victoria Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works [MMBW] detail plans - online Search - MMBW and street name or suburb
Victoria Geelong Geelong Heritage Centre Geelong Waterworks & Sewerage Trust Detail Plans
Victoria Seymour Seymour & District Historical Society

1917 Seymour Waterworks Trust Reticulation Plan

1963 Seymour Sewerage Authority Plan of Sewerage District

Western Australia Perth State Records of Western Australia

Agency search - description - sewerage
New Zealand - Auckland Auckland City Council Archives Series search - keyword - sewerage
- Auckland Auckland City Council Archives 1908 City of Auckland Map - online Search or browse the map
- Christchurch Christchurch City Council Archives Select - Former local authorities
- Christchurch Christchurch City Libraries How to research the history of a house in Christchurch Download .pdf file
- Wellington Wellington City Archives Archives search - sewerage
- Wellington Wellington City Archives Historic Thomas Ward Maps - online Detailed plans 1889-1891


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