Rates and Assessments

The Newtown Assessment Books (CRS602) record details of ownership, occupation, construction and value for buildings in Newtown between 1863 and 1892.  They provide valuable information for family and property history which is not available from any other source.

The surviving original assessment books have been transcribed by a volunteer team and the years provided below are a complete set of what is held at the City of Sydney Archives. 

Newtown Rate Books (CRS604) exist in microfilm and hardcopy format at the City of Sydney Archives for the years 1866 to 1949.  These records have not been transcribed but may be a future project for the Newtown website. 

Please note - Prior to using the assessment book transcriptions, you may need to consult the ward maps to work out which books you need to look at.  To search the ward boundary maps see Local Area: Maps or The Historical Atlas of Sydney.

Camden Ward

1887
1888
1891
1892

Enmore Ward

1863, 1864, 1865
1878
1879, 1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1891
1892

Kingston Ward

1863, 1864, 1865
1878
1879, 1880, 1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1891
1892

O'Connell Ward

1863, 1864, 1865
1878
1879, 1880, 1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1891
1892