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 may include land transactions, legal notices, proclamations, insolvency
and bankrupt notices, impoundments, private advertisements, patent and trademark
applications, partnerships, licences, mining contracts, government institutions
and positions, statistics and much more.