There are many maps which show the location of pastoral runs, stations and squatting ‘runs’. Most can be viewed online, others can be viewed at the Library.

1.      Search the Library’s catalogue

Enter the relevant state name eg “new south wales” AND pastoral OR squatting, into the search bar, and select “Map” from the dropdown menu for format. Date sort the results (oldest to newest).

2.      Identify a pastoral property

Most of the early pastoral maps have been digitised. Zoom in on the map to identify pastoral properties.

Reuss & Browne's map of New South Wales and part of Queensland shewing the relative positions of the pastoral runs, squattages, districts, counties, towns, reserves etc. 1860 - 1869. MAP NK 5928.

3.      Request to view the map at the Library

If the map is not digitised, scroll down the catalogue record, select "In the Library" and then "Request this".

4.      Consult Bailliere’s gazetteer

Many localities and pastoral stations are referred to and described in Bailliere’s gazetteers, published for each colony in the 1860s and 1870s. These are available on request via the catalogue (eg “New South Wales” AND Bailliere’s gazetteer).

Bailliere's gazetteers for New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania have all been digitised and are available online from  the Library of Congress.

Detail from Bailliere's New South Wales gazetteer and road guide : containing the most recent and accurate information as to every place in the colony : with map, F. F. Bailliere, Sydney 1866, Library of Congress call number 3234518.