Queensland Government Gazette 1900
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (3727 pages)
Year: (1900) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Government Gazettes for a particular locality eventually become standardised with the type of material listed. In the late 1890s/early 1900s you can expect the Government Gazettes to include the following information that will often 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 (from the 7 April 1900 issue):
Home Secretary's Office, Brisbane, 3rd January, 1899.
HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to direct that a Reward of One Thousand Pounds (£1,000) be paid for such information as may lead to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons who, at Gatton, on the night of Monday, the 26th December ultimo, murdered Michael Murphy, Norah Murphy, and Ellen Murphy, and that a Pardon be granted to any person concerned in the crime, not being the principal offender, who may give such information.
J. F. G. FOXTON.
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.
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.
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