For land selection and occupation records see Land Selection and Occupation Records.
For land ownership records see Land Ownership Records.
For land taxation records see Land Taxation Records.
Also see Possession Records.
Farm buildings may be advertised for sale when no longer required. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.
Clearing sales were held when people sold their properties or ended the lease on their properties or retired; they may have sold furniture, household effects, farming implements, plant, tools, harness and saddlery. Clearing sales may be advertised in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.
The theft of furniture, household effects, farming implements, plant, tools, harness and saddlery were reported in police gazettes and newspapers. Court cases may have involved stolen property. See Police Gazettes. Also see Newspapers, Magazines and Journals. Also see Court Records.
Impounded livestock were advertised in newspapers and government gazettes. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals. Also see Government Gazettes. Pounds were run by local councils; for pound records see Local Government.
The theft of livestock was reported in police gazettes and newspapers. Court cases may have involved stolen livestock. See Police Gazettes. Also see Newspapers, Magazines and Journals. Also see Court Records.
The following may be found in newspapers:
Stock brands were listed in police gazettes. See Police Gazettes.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON STOCKHOLDERS' BRANDS IN POLICE GAZETTES 1858
BALLARAT AND DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY - STOCK BRANDS 1855-1860s
In order to graze horses and cattle on the Ballarat Common owners were required to register their stock brands. The owners gave descriptions of animals and named a responsible person to be contacted if the animal strayed.
FAMILYSEARCH - BORAM BORAM AND YALIMBA FARMERS' COMMON MINUTE BOOK 1862-1869
Original records were housed at the Shire Offices of Mount Rouse, Penshurst.
BALLARAT AND DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY - 1873 FARMERS' WIVES AND DAUGHTERS PETITION
The petition signed by the wives and daughters of farmers from around the Ballarat region was addressed to the mayor and councillors of Ballarat requesting a market to sell their local produce.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS' OCCUPATIONS: AGRICULTURE
This lists resources held by the state library relating to people working in agriculture. This include digitized publications relating to the National Agricultural Society/ the Royal Agricultural Society and the Horicultural Society of Victoria.