Tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large, are mentioned
every year in 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, 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:
- storekeepers licences
- depasturing licences
- timber licences
- auctioneers licences
- appraisers licences
- applications and transfers of publicans (victuallers) licences, as well as
- medical practitioners
- ministers able to officiate marriages
- elected councillors in all South Australian district councils
- mail contracts
- details of emigrant ships arriving, together with statistics of passengers
(not individual names)
Example entry taken from the 17 May 1860 issue: [note, only a
portion has been extracted for this sample]
ADJUDICATIONS In the Court of Insolvency, South Australia
Whereas adjudication in insolvency have been made against the undermentioned
persons ... At the first of which meeting the insolvents are required to
surrender and make disclosures of their estates and effects, and the creditors
are to come prepared to proved their debts ...
William Daniels, of Adelaide, contractor, on Thursday the third day of May,
and on Thursday the thirty-first day of May, at two o'clock.
Lewis Johnston, late of near Kapunda, publican, on Friday the fourth day of
May, and on Friday the first day of June, at two o'clock.
Henry Noltenius, of Adelaide, Merchant, on Friday the fourth day of may, and
on Friday the first day of June, at three o'clock.
Thomas Godfrey Ashwood, late of Port Land Estate, on Thursday the tenth day of
May, and on Thursday the seventh day of June, at two o'clock.
John Forsyth, of Adelaide, teacher, and of Native Valley, farmer, on Friday
the eleventh day of June, at two o'clock.
John Tranter, late of North Adelaide, blacksmith, on Tuesday the twenty-second
day of May, and on Tuesday the nineteenth day of June, at twelve o'clock.
Thomas Valentine Staple Willy, late of Adelaide, out of business, on Tuesday
the twenty-second day of May, and on Tuesday the nineteenth day of June, at
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