Government Gazettes in general contain a vast amount of historical and
genealogical information. However they are largely an untapped resource. The few
complete runs that are available are usually only found in major libraries. And
even for researchers who do have access to these the sheer size and extent of
the Gazettes is daunting.
Now that is all changing - with the publication of the gazettes on affordable
and searchable form on CD-ROM. Tens of thousands of ordinary people and
localities, small and large, are mentioned EVERY YEAR in Government Gazettes.
But they offer researchers much more than simply names and places. They will
help you reconstruct events and circumstances in the life of individuals and
Information such as list following can often be found in most Gazettes: lists
of magistrates, intestate estates, unclaimed letters (tens of thousands of
Victorian residents usually with their addresses), applicants for patents,
appointees to government positions, auctioneers, cemetery and church land
trustees, consuls, creation and dissolution of business partnerships,
depasturing licences, insolvents, land purchasers, members elected to the
Legislative Council, missing persons, municipal councillors, persons owing money
to Treasury, persons named in writs to be executed by the Sheriff, petitioners
to establish local government, shareholders in companies seeking registration as
limited liability companies, and successful tenderers for government business
and works to name a few.
The whole of each the gazette is searchable. Search for any word in the text
- names, places and more.
This CD set contains high quality scanned images of the whole of each year
from 1861-1870, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be
searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Each year is also available individually:
Victorian Government Gazette 1861
Victorian Government Gazette 1862
Victorian Government Gazette 1863
Victorian Government Gazette 1864
Victorian Government Gazette 1865
Victorian Government Gazette 1866
Victorian Government Gazette 1867
Victorian Government Gazette 1868
Victorian Government Gazette 1869
Victorian Government Gazette 1870