South Australian Land Purchases by Credit Selection
1869 to 1890
In 1869, South Australia changed the method of purchasing Crown Lands from prepayment for cash to a credit scheme. The names of successful selectors were published in the SA Parliamentary Papers (PP) and the SA Government Gazettes (GG). This searchable database of 22,200 purchases by credit selection covers the period 1869-90. Land transfers up to 1893 are included.
The search results include each buyer's name, county or agricultural area, hundred, section(s), total area, total price, and the date of selection. When two prices are listed, the second is the additional cost of improvements on the section(s).
Searching the land selectors database
From the drop-down list, select the type of search you require:—
Land selectors allow you to search all of the records for a particular buyer, or
Land locations allow local historians to search for the full list of purchasers of land in a particular South Australian county & hundred.
If you do not get the expected results, read our more detailed help article on advanced searching of our databases.
To view a section map of any hundred, go to the Property Location Browser [Internet Explorer only for some features].
Select Hundreds in the top drop-down list, enter the hundred name in the Name box below & click Submit at the bottom. Zoom in for more detail including the section numbers by clicking the point you wish to be in the centre of the enlarged map. This can be repeated if you need to zoom in further.