A vastly underused resource of historical information, the Government
Gazettes contain information relating to tens of thousands of ordinary people
and localities (small and large), in every year of the Government Gazettes. You
will find details on proclamations, land transactions, court notices, notice of
acts, tenders contracts, appointments and resignations, bankrupt and insolvency
notices, impoundments, police auctions, unclaimed letters, storekeepers and
publicans licences, rewards on offer, inquest verdicts and much more ...
Search for any number of names or places easily. Reconstruct events and
circumstances in the lives of individuals and communities.
Some features of this year’s issues:
- publicans licences
- storekeepers licences
- auctioneers licences
- timber licenses
- persons authorised to issue marriage licences
- lists of insolvents - with name of insolvent, trade or profession, late
residence, time appointed within which insolvent is to file his schedule, day
on which petitioner will be heard
Example entry taken from the 1 April 1858 issue:
INSOLVENCY NOTICES - Declaration of Insolvency
I, The undersigned, John Goss, of Tea-tree Gully, near Adelaide, stonemason, do
hereby declare that I am unable to meet my engagements with my creditors. Dated
at the hour of half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, this twenty-seventh day
of March, in the year of your Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.
Witness - Chas. Fenn, a practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia
Filed in Court this twenty-ninth day of March, 1858, at twelve o'clock at noon.
Leonard W. Thrupp,
High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has
been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.