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Ancestry.com. Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Rate Books, 1880-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Original data: Perth City Council. City of Perth Rate Books. Consignment number 3460, item numbers 1–626. State Record Office of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

About Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Rate Books, 1880-1946

This collection includes images of rate books that record payments residents made for road maintenance. Records can include the property owner’s name occupant’s name occupation description of property, value, tax rate, and date and amount paid

Because these records place individuals at a particular address in a particular year, they are very helpful for tracing your Perth ancestors’ whereabouts. This collection includes rate books for the local councils amalgamated into Greater Perth in 1914, including Leederville, North Perth and Victoria Park.