What are Government Gazettes?
They are official publications of all Government notices. Once the notice in the
Gazette is published, the public is deemed to have notice of it.
What will I find in a New South Wales Government Gazette?
Tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large, are
mentioned every year in Government Gazettes. They were issued about twice a
week. You will find details on land transactions, court notices, notices of
acts, tenders contracts, police auctions of stolen property, statistics,
unclaimed letters and much more ... There is a large amount of information
(which include physical description) relating to convicts - absconders, those
who were granted ticket-of-leave, certificates, deserters, apprehensions and
How can this information help me?
Government Gazettes contain a vast amount of historical an genealogical
information. Now that they are on CD you can search for any number of names or
places easily. But they offer researchers much more than simply names and
places. They will help you reconstruct events and circumstances in the life of
individuals and communities.
High quality scanned images of the whole of year's worth of issues. This CD
has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.