Queensland Government Gazette 1893
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (3556 pages)
Year: (1893) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Government gazettes for a particular locality eventually become standardised with the type of material listed. In the 1890s 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 4 February 1893 issue):
Colonial Secretary's Office, Brisbane, 12th January, 1893. IT is hereby notified that a Reward of £100 will be paid for information which may lead to the apprehension and conviction of the person of persons who, on the 24th December last, destroyed with dynamite the Poppet-legs and a Steam-chest Engine in the Queenslander Mine at Georgetown; and that a free pardon will be granted to any person or persons concerned in the crime and not being the principal offenders, who may give such information.
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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