Search for surveyors, draughtsmen, clerks and various other workers in the New Zealand Lands and Survey Department in 1901. Find out about your ancestor’s job, length of service and more.
Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the New Zealand Lands and Survey Department Nominal Roll of Officers 1901 usually includes the following information about your ancestor:
Department in which they worked
Location where they were stationed
Length of service
Rate of pay
Other details of their employment
Other comments may vary
This is an index of staff members who were employed by New Zealand’s Land and Survey department in 1901.
The information was sourced from a report to the New Zealand House of Representatives concerning these workers’ details of employment, including length of service and pay rates.
Although they were referred to as ‘officers’, this was simply another term for ‘staff’. The Lands and Survey Department employed a wide range of workers, including surveyors and assistant surveyors, lithographers, rangers, clerks, auditors, cadets (both male and female), and more.
The Department of Lands and Survey was established in 1876. It was originally responsible for many different spheres, including Crown lands and roads, surveys, forests and agriculture, and even immigration and health and tourist resorts. In subsequent years, other departments took over some of these responsibilities.