City of Adelaide Assessment Books Index

Council rates assessment books provide not only genealogical information, they can show relationships between individuals, their neighbours and their built environment, as well as often providing detailed property descriptions.

The City of Adelaide is the oldest post colonisation local government in Australia, and has extant assessment books available digitally from 1847 - 1998. To date, however, no indexes have been available to researchers.

The search function below searches all fields in the dataset (predominantly occupier, landlord, and owner names) and returns the digital assessment book name, the town acre number and the assessment number for the entry, allowing researchers to find entries in the digitised originals. Currently the names are as recorded (and transcribed) but will be 'corrected' to adjust for misspellings, particularly of non-English names. For example Witkowski is rendered Vetkofski by one council assessor!

If you would like to be involved in the indexing, visit CSIndexing, choose 'Adelaide, South Australia' in the 'Geographic Location' dropdown field, and join in.

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