Tasmanian Archiving Strategy and Historic Charts

​​​​​Tasmanian Archiving Strategy

In March 2106 approximately 8,000 Central Plan Office (CPO) Field Books were transfered to the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO), LINC. All Field Books were digitized before being transferred and Land Tasmania hold the digital scans of these records. Field Books ranged from FB0002 to FB08022 with a date range of between 1840 and 1989. DPIPWE staff can access multi page TIFF images of the books from the server  'Internal\General ' .

In April 2014 almost 2000 historic CPO flat plans were transferred to TAHO, LINC. Many of the Field Books transferred are directly associated to these plans. These flat plans are available to view on the LINC website.

Click below for the links:

Hobart Maps     Exploration Maps     County Maps     Sprent's Maps     Tasman and Forestier Peninsula Maps



Tasmanian Historic Charts

Reproductions of a selection of Tasmanian Historic Plans and Charts from the early 19th Century are available for purchase from the TASMAP eShop​.

Narrative Tool - Early Treasures, Tasmanian Historical Charts and Maps (1811 - 1859)

This Story Map commemorates the preservation of an important record of Tasmania from the early 1800s. The first surveys of land in Tasmania were undertaken more than 200 years ago. The original plans and charts form part of a collection of historically significant documents. These plans and charts provide a fascinating glimpse into Tasmania's colourful past.

This Story Map provides a captivating insight into Tasmania¿s early colonial history. This fascinating selection represents part of a prized collection of historically significant maps, charts and plans that have been preserved, scanned and catalogued. While the level of detail varies, many of the 200 year old plans and charts show the position of original residences and government buildings, vegetation, streets and waterways, names of property owners and occupants, sometimes even construction materials.

These historic documents have been used as a point of reference by generations of government employees, on a regular basis over many years, providing context for the evolution of land use and development in Tasmania.

The App was built with the esri Story Map Tour builder. It has aided in the education of people to the existence of the historical information, and made the information easily accessible and available to everyone rather than being stored away in the archive where no one knows about it.

Download the Story Map!


Manager (Spatial Operations)
Julian Gill
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4132
Mobile: 0400600034
Email: julian.gill@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: TASMAP

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