New South Wales Government Gazette 1840

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1441 pages)
Year: (1840) 2007
ISBN: 9781921371219
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

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 the colony of New South Wales and its people in the past.

Issued weekly with occasional special issues, the New South Wales Government Gazette contains information such as land transactions, court notices, notice of acts, tenders contracts, bankruptcies, dissolution of partnerships, police auctions of stolen property, statistics and much more ... There is a large amount of information (which include physical descriptions) relating to convicts - absconders, those who were granted ticket-of-leave, deserters, apprehensions and more.

The Government Gazettes have information covering a vast portion of the community with important details and facts on many thousands of people. This product provides a great tool for researching the history of New South Wales, making information that is difficult to find, easily accessible on one CD.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (taken from the 8 January 1840 issue):

State of the Female Factory, Parramatta, on Saturday, 4th January, 1839:
Under-Colonial Sentence = 291
In Solitary Confinement = 61
Confines by order of the Matron = 36
Nursing Children = 50
Number Assignable = 370
Number not Assignable = 81
In Hospital = 38
Total number of Women = 921
Total number of Children - 250
S. Bell, Matron

The undermentioned Prisoners having absconded from the individuals employments set against with stolen Certificates and Tickets of Leave, all Constables and others are hereby required and commanded to use their utmost exertion in apprehending and lodging them safe in custody.
Taylor Thomas, alias Henley Thomas, Minerva (5), 30, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, writing master, 5 feet 7 1/2 inches, sallow comp., brown hair, grey eyes, charged with forgery, from No. 7 Road Party, since February 27, 1833.
Jeffreys George (1), 34-758, 35, Devonshire, seaman and farm labourer, 5 feet 3 1/2 inches, dark sallow comp., brown to grey hair, hazel eyes, nose inclining a little to the left side, scar betwixt the eyebrows, blue ring on left little finger, left fourth and little fingers contracted, PJME cocoa-nut tree and H N inside lower left arm, anchor ball of ball of left thumb, scar back of left forefinger, from Goat Island, since July 17, 1836.

High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and 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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