Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers

 

Also see Business Records.

 

AUCTIONEERS

Licensing of auctioneers was a requirement in the colony of New South Wales from 1801; Victoria was the Port Phillip District of New South Wales until 1851. This was done through the local Courts of Petty Sessions. From 1848 when a person obtained an auctioneer's license a notice was inserted in the New South Wales Government Gazette or Port Phillip Government Gazette (or after 1851 Victorian Government Gazette) giving the name of the person and the type of licence. See Government Publications.


REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Licensing of estate agents begin in Victoria in 1922. This was done through the local Courts of Petty Sessions until 1956. A register of licensed estate agents appeared in February 1923 in the Victorian Government Gazette and supplementary registers of licensed estate agents appeared monthly in the Victorian Government Gazette from this time. Full registers of licensed estate agents were to appear annually in the month of February when considered expedient. See Government Publications.

 

RECORDS


Public Record Office Victoria has the following:

These are not online.

Public Record Office Victoria has records relating to the Registry of Estate Agents 1956-1981 and Estate Agents Board 1981.

These are not online.

 

FAMILYSEARCH - THOMAS ROADKNIGHT AND COMPANY. LAND SALES AND PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS 1875-1926

Includes index. Original records housed at the Geelong Record Centre, Geelong.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/456153?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - J.B. HOLDEN AND CO. LAND SALE BOOKS 1877-1952

Includes indexes. Original records at the Port Fairy Historical Society, Port Fairy.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/540174?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

NEWSPAPERS

Auctioneers and Real Estate Agents would advertise sales and leases in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

 

 

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