Queensland Government Gazette 1898
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (3490 pages)
Year: (1898) 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
- bank stocks
- crown land leases
- deceased estates
- dissolution of business partnerships
- Government Acts and Proclamations
- lists of officers, medical practitioners, ministers of religion etc
- 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
- trademark registrations
- unclaimed property
SAMPLE ENTRY (taken from the 2 July 1898 issue):
In the Supreme Court of Queensland, Townsville
In forma pauperis.
MR. JUSTICE CHUBB.
In the Matter of an Insolvency Petition against Arthur James Trueman, of Townsville, carpenter, by the said Arthur James Trueman. UPON the hearing of this Petition this day, it is ordered that the said Arthur James Trueman be and he is hereby adjudged insolvent in forma pauperis, and that Thomas George Fraser, Esquire, be Official Trustee of his Estate. And it is further ordered that the First General Meeting of the creditors of the said Arthur James Trueman, for the election of a Trustee, be held at the Office of the Registrar of this Court on the Fifth day of July, 1898, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon. And it is further ordered that the said Arthur James Trueman shall, on the Fourth day of July, 1898, at Townsville, deliver to the Trustee in this Estate a full, true, and accurate statement, verified on oath, of his debts and liabilities of every kind, and of the names and residences, so far as known, of his creditors, and of the causes of his inability to meet his engagements.
Given under the seal of the Court this twenty-second day of June, 1898.
By the Court,
T. G. FRASER, 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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