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Source Information

Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Depasturing Licenses, 1837-1846 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:

Certificates for depasturing licenses. NSR 14363. Reels 5067-5081. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

© the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales and is used under licence with the permission of the State Records Authority. The State of New South Wales gives no warranty regarding the data's accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose.

About New South Wales, Australia, Depasturing Licenses, 1837-1846

This is a collection of depasturing licenses for individual farmers from the government of New South Wales. The licenses permitted settlers to graze stock on Crown lands. They allowed grazing to happen beyond the limits of location (the 19 counties that included Sydney and the settled area surrounding it) and were renewable and good for one year. The documents run from 1837 until 1846.

These records help find where ancestors worked, especially if they were farmers or ranchers of some sort. The land used to graze and the farmer’s residence are both found in these records and can help lead to other records from those areas. The licenses contain:

  • Number
  • Date
  • Name
  • Residence of licensee
  • Location
  • District
  • Period of license
  • Amount of fee

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