Hobart Government Gazette 1903

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (2448 pages)
Year: (1903) 2008
ISBN: 9781742221038
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Generally issued weekly Government Gazettes, are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. They are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and to the general public.

Gazettes contain a whole range of valuable and interesting content, and in it you will find thousands of ordinary people and localities mentioned throughout. The information is too varied to describe in full, but some regular features are:

    • acts of parliament
    • government appointments, resignations and transfers, including Justices of the Peace and returning officers
    • government departments
    • insolvents
    • land acquisitions, rentals, sales and leases
    • mining and minerals
    • petitions
    • ministers able to perform marriages
    • details of money received and paid by the curator of intestate estates

Example entry taken from the 6 January 1903 issue:

Curator's Office
Name of Deceased: Mary Ann Jones of Hardy
Last Place of Abode of Deceased: Scotsdale
Date of Order to Collect: 2 January 1900
Moneys received: £16 9s 0d
Moneys paid: £7 4s 8d
Moneys in Bank: £9 4s 4d, Savings Bank, Hobart
Moneys invested on Mortgage: -
Supposed Residence of Family: Tasmania

[Note: the places listed in the 'last place of abode of deceased' come from not only Tasmania, but also London, New Zealand, South Africa, and Victoria. The 'supposed residence of family' lists places other than Tasmania as, Ireland, England, Victoria, and Unknown. So this is a useful record for helping to trace beyond your Tasmanian ancestors.]

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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