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Cadastral maps

Cadastral maps depict land parcels and often provide associated information such as the lot/plan details and area.

Our collection of scanned historical cadastral maps of Queensland is available for free through Open Data.

Features of this historical cadastral map series include:

  • collection dates range from 1841 to 2005
  • over 6,000 scanned maps are arranged in 40 series
  • many series have a key map which you can use to identify specific maps
  • majority of maps are provided as high resolution colour images
  • includes parish maps, which were published in 1901–1997
  • includes some one off administrative maps.

Note: Those still in copyright are made available via 'Creative Commons CC:By licence', which means that you can view, print etc. without any restrictions.

How to access historical cadastral maps

  • Access the collection of the historical cadastral maps series, or choose a specific series in the table below.
  • Click on the resource series you want to view. This provides a summary of the map series chosen.
  • Select either the Download or the Visualisation preview options to view the file which contains the details of the maps scanned for the resource series. For large series, (e.g. the Parish series) it is easier to use the Download option.

Download option

  • Click on Download.
  • Open the csv file.
  • The fields displayed (e.g. title) can be expanded to view the details.
  • Click on the https link in the jpg_linkage column (Column G). Copy this URL and paste it into your browser. The first item is usually the key map (indicated by blue arrow). The actual maps are indicated by the red arrow.
  • Press enter and the map opens.
  • You can then save the map to a location of your choosing or crop parts and paste into documents etc.

Open data download preview

Figure 1: Viewing options – choose Download.

Open data download preview example.

Figure 2: Example of download view.

Visualisation preview option

  • Click on Visualisation preview.
  • The fields displayed (e.g. title) can be expanded to view the details.
  • Click on the https link in the jpg_linkage column to open your map. The first item is usually the key map (indicated by blue arrow). The actual maps are indicated by the red arrow).
  • You can then save the map to a location of your choosing or crop parts and paste into documents etc.

Open data visualisation preview example

Figure 3: Viewing options – choose Visualisation preview.

Open data visualisation preview example

Figure 4: Example of visualisation preview.

Resource series titles

Map seriesKey maps
6 chain McKellar series 1895—Brisbanekey map
8 chain series 1904–1917—Brisbanekey map
20 chain series 1929–1975—Queenslandkey map
40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton districtkey map
40 chain parish series 1901–1997—Queenslandkey map
40 chain series 1943–1971—Queenslandkey map
2 mile NG1 series 1890–1917—Cook districtkey map
2 mile BG1 series 1920–1923—Darling Downs districtkey map
2 mile JG1 series 1890–1915—Kennedy districtkey map
2 mile AG1 series 1906–1915—Moreton districtkey map
2 mile DG2 series 1873–1897—Wide Bay districtkey map
2 mile county series 1902–1933—Queenslandkey map
2 mile series 1932–1969—Queenslandkey map
2 mile series showing admin boundaries 1941–1958—Queenslandkey map
2 mile series showing LAD boundaries 1955–1972—Queenslandkey map
4 mile first series 1908–1942—Queenslandkey map
4 mile second series 1940–1971—Queenslandkey map
4 mile second series showing admin boundaries 1942–1956—Queenslandkey map
4 mile second series showing LAD boundaries 1961–1973—Queenslandkey map
4 mile third series 1965–1975—Queenslandkey map
4 mile third series showing LAD boundaries 1965–1974—Queenslandkey map
12 mile surveyed run series 1872—SE Queenslandkey map
12 mile original pastoral run series 1882–1910—Queenslandkey map
12 mile consolidated pastoral run series 1874–1899—Queenslandkey map
12 mile tenure map series 1920–1922—Queensland not available
16 mile series 1896–1924—Queensland not available
Various scales—miscellaneous maps 1858–1986—Brisbane not available
Various scales—miscellaneous maps 1860–1973 not available
Various scales—maps 1841–1974—Moreton district not available
Various scales—environs series 1963–1981—Queensland not available
Various scales—Government land sales maps 1892–1977—Queensland not available
Various scales—land sales maps 1902–1924—Queensland not available
Various scales—miscellaneous maps 1862–1960—Queensland not available
Various scales—state map Q series 1947–2005—Queensland not available
Various scales—state map S series 1983–1985—Queensland not available
Various scales—town series 1869–1990—Queensland not available
Various scales—land sales Brigalow maps 1963–1975—Rockhampton not available
2,500 series 1973–1993—Queenslandkey map
3,000 series 1988—Queensland not available
5,000 series 1985–1992—Queenslandkey map
10,000 series 1974–1992—Queenslandkey map
25,000 series 1972–1991—Queenslandkey map
50,000 series 1972–1990—Queenslandkey map
100,000 series 1971–1985—Queenslandkey map
100,000 series showing admin boundaries 1971–1976—Queenslandkey map
100,000 series showing LAD boundaries 1971–1974—Queenslandkey map
250,000 series 1977–1984—Queenslandkey map

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