So you've heard of Government Gazettes ... but do you know what they really are? and how can they help you with your research? Government Gazettes, which were generally issued weekly, contain an enormous about of fascinating information, both historical and genealogical.
Until recently they have been largely an untapped resource, partly due to accessibility, as you would only find reasonable collections of the Government Gazettes in major libraries or societies, and partly due to the sheer size of the volumes themselves, and lack of indexes. Now with the publication of the gazettes on CD-ROM, everyone has access this amazing resource.
This early volume of the New South Wales Government Gazette contains important social and genealogical information for those who had ancestors in the region during this period.
The Government Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of Australia and its people in the past.
The New South Wales Government Gazette of 1869 contains:
- appointees to government positions
- appointments to Public School Boards
- Deeds of Grants ready for delivery
- dissolution of business partnerships
- errors in deeds
- estates of deceased persons
- horse and cattle brands
- land for sale; crown land set aside for religious purposes
- lapsed and forfeited conditional purchases of land, pre-emptive leases
- licenses for auctioneers, timber, and publicans, and notices for other licensing meetings; also a license to inter in the Sydney Burial Grounds
- licensed surveyors
- magistrates appointed
- medical practitioners
- ministers of religion
- petitions and counter-petitions
- police appointments
- probate and letters of administration notices
- rents not paid
- schedule of roads applied for to be closed and alienated (and the applicants)
- unclaimed letters
- and much more
BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE.
NOTICE is hereby given, that at the election of Aldermen for the above Borough, holden on the 8th day of February, 1869, the following Aldermen were duly elected:
City Ward – James Hannell.
Macquarie Ward – Archibald Rodgers.
Honeysuckle Ward – Francis James Shaw.
C. BOLTON, Returning Officer.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original gazettes, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.