Thanks to a recent addition to the SKYbrary website, this old article from the NZ CAA came to my attention. Both the Skybrary information and CAA article are good resources for a diminishing (but not gone) facility found on Australian aerodromes.
SKYbrary Homepage - http://www.skybrary.aero
Aircraft Tie Down (SKYbrary) - http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Aircraft_Tie_Down
Tiedown Techniques - http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/380.pdf
New Zealand's CAA Homepage - http://www.caa.govt.nz/