New South Wales Government Gazette 1842

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1949 pages)
Year: (1842) 2007
ISBN: 9781921230585
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.

Included is a range of information such as land transactions, legal notices, notice of acts, insolvency and bankrupt notices, impoundments, patent applications, absconders, deserters and missing people, partnerships, licences, contracts, government institutions and positions, statistics and much more.

They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from to 11 January 1842 issue):

Police Office, Bathurst
16th December, 1841
The undermentioned Property, which belonged to John Webb, per Isabella, who held a Ticket of Leave for the District of Bathurst and who died in the General Hospital there on the 30th of October last, will be sold by Public Auction, at the Police Office, on Monday, the 17th day of January next:- Eight shirts, One clasp knife, Two pairs scissors, One comb, One housewife, One pocket comb, Curry-comb and horse brush, Shoe binding, Forceps and awl, One hat, Seven silk handkerchiefs, Two cotton ditto, Three razors, One bone and soap-box, Four pairs socks, Fourteen pairs stockings, One pair shoes, Three pairs trousers, Three waistcoats, Two coats, Three jackets, One bed-tick, One pine chest, Two pairs drawers, One bed, One blanket. All persons having claims against the deceased are required to send the same to the Police magistrate for investigation, within ten days after the date of Sale.
C.S. Macdonough,
Clerk of the Bensh

Report of a deserter from the 28th Regiment of Foot, dated at Sydney, New South Wales, this 27th day of December, 1841.
Name, Thomas Newcombe, No. 1054, Private; Age, 25 years and 7 months; height, 5 feet 9 inches; Complexion, Fresh; Hair, Dark Brown; Eyes, Hazel; Date of Desertion, 21st December 1841; From whence Deserted, Sydney, New South Wales; Date of Enlistment, 11th November 1834; Place of Enlistment, Gloucester; Parish where Born, Cirencester; County, Gloucester; former Trade or Occupation, Labourer; Dress at the time of Desertion, Red Shell Jacket, (Regimental) White Duck Trousers, (Regimental); Remarks, took the whole of his Regimental necessaries with him.
C. French, Lieut.-Col.
Commanding 28th Regiment

This product provides a great tool for researching New South Wales history, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole year's 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

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.

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