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.
They include a range of information such as land transactions, legal
notices, proclamations, insolvency and bankrupt notices, impoundments,
private advertisements, patent applications, partnerships, licences,
contracts, government institutions and positions, statistics and much
They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people.The Victorian Government Gazette for 1851 was the first for that
colony, and started half way through the year. Before this there were
several years of Port Phillip Gazettes.
This product provides a great tool for researching Victorian history,
making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.