Pastoral Possessions of New South Wales. William Hanson. 1889. The Pastoral Possessions of New South Wales by William Hanson was
published in 1889. The book is divided into three sections; the Eastern division, the Central division and the Western division, all containing information on the areas of land owned. Each pastoral holding includes the land district and county in which each pastoral holding is situated, the area in acres, the annual rent and licence fee and the rate per acre and per section for each leasehold and resumed area respectively together with the names of the registered pastoral holders of the crown. The information is detailed and includes the date of notification in the government gazette This book is useful for those with interest in or who have ancestors who worked or owned pastoral holdings.