Government Gazettes are a much underused source, partly because of their availability (you would usually only find them in select archives offices or libraries), and partly because people don't know about them. Now that Archive CD Books Australia has started releasing them on CD-ROM, everyone has access to this amazing resource.
The Government Gazettes were issued once a week (although there were extra 'special'
issues produced as well from time to time), and this CD contains all issues that were released for
the year 1835 in New South Wales.
Full of fascinating information, both historical and genealogical, and averaging about 15 pages per issue, you will find information such as land transactions, legal notices, horse and cattle impoundments, partnerships, licences, government contracts and an enormous amount of information relating to convicts, such as Certificates of Freedom, Tickets-of-Leave Granted, Tickets-of-Leave Cancelled, Absconders from Employment, Lists of Runaways Apprehended ... and so much more. So if you've got an interest in New South Wales during this period - you're bound to find something of interest.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now been remastered and
re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of
the whole year's worth of issues, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.