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 the colony of South
Australia and its people in the past.
Issued weekly with occasional special issues, the South Australian Government
Gazettes contain information such as proclamations, land transactions, court
notices, notice of acts, public notices, tenders contracts, appointments and
resignations, bankrupt and insolvency notices, impoundments, police auctions,
unclaimed letters, storekeepers and publicans licences, rewards on offer,
inquest verdicts and more ...
Issued weekly, the Government Gazettes contain many thousands of names and
places mentioned every year, and contain information from a whole cross section
of the community. This product provides a great tool for researching the
history of South Australia, making information that is difficult to find, easily
accessible on one CD.
Example entry taken from the 28 October 1847 issue:
List of persons to whom Licenses have been grantd by virtue of the Act of
Council, No. 1, 2nd Victoria, during the week ending this day, for the year
ending March 25th, 1848.
No. 142. William Alexander Carter, Plublican's Wine and Beer License, the "Overlander",
at the Salt Water Creek, near the Coorong.
Collector of Internal Revenue.
High quality scanned images of the whole 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.