Queensland Government Gazette 1879
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (2818 pages)
Year: (1879) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Government gazettes for a particular locality eventually become standardised with the type of material listed. In the 1870s you can expect the Government Gazettes to include the following information that will usually list names and sometimes name of emigrant vessel, addresses and/or occupations:
- appointees to government positions
- appointments of magistrates and Justices of the Peace
- appointments of returning officers
- crown land leases
- deceased estates
- dissolution of business partnerships
- notices or rewards for lost or stolen property and stock
- property owners subject to compulsory land acquisition by government
- purchasers of land lodging caveats under Real Property Act
- unclaimed letters
- unclaimed property (railways)
- witnesses to executions
SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 5 July 1879 issue):
In the Supreme Court of Queensland. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.
In the Will of Ann Barnard, late of Grantham, in the Colony of Queensland, widow, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given, that the accounts of the administration in the Estate of the above named deceased have been filed in the office of the Supreme Court of Queensland, by Charles Stuart Mein, the Administrator of the Estate, and all persons having claims against the said Estate, or being interested therein, are requested to come in before me, at my office, Supreme Court House, William street, Brisbane, on or before the Fifth day of August next, to inspect the said accounts, and if they think fit object thereto; and if no exception be taken to such accounts the same will be duly enquired into at my said office, on the above day, at the hour of Ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated this fourth day of July, A.D. 1879.
W. LAMBERT FOWLES, Registrar.
Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.
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