South Australian Government Gazette 1866

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1344 pages)
Year: (1866) 2008
ISBN: 9781921515361
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Government Gazettes are a vast resource for finding out historical information. In the 1860s you can expect the Government Gazettes to include the following information that usually list names, but also sometimes name of emigrant vessel, addresses and/or occupations:

  • appointees to government positions
  • appointments of Magistrates and Justices of the Peace
  • arrears in council rates
  • auctioneers, hoteliers, medical practitioners, surveyors, marriage celebrants and licensees, pound keepers, hawkers, appraisers, storekeepers
  • deceased estates
  • depasturing, timber and wine licences
  • deserted women seeking relief
  • dissolution of business partnerships
  • executors and administrators of estates
  • felony suspects, their apprehenders, victims of crime
  • insolvents
  • land owners whose properties are to be brought under the Real property Act
  • members of the legal profession granted leave to appear before the Supreme Court
  • militia appointments, promotions, expulsions and resignations
  • naturalisation
  • pastoral leasees
  • petitioners to establish local government
  • property owners subject to compulsory land acquisition by government
  • property owners seeking to acquire an unutilised surveyed public road
  • returning officers for legislative Council elections
  • unclaimed letters

The 1866 edition is a particularly useful issue for family historians as it lists in the 25 Jan 1866 issue from page 75, all persons dying on emigrant vessels from 1849 to June 1865.

The 1866 years worth of issues totals over 1300 pages, there are many thousands of people mentioned in each year of the Government Gazette,and this one is no different. If you had family living in South Australian during 1866, there is a reasonable chance that they will be mentioned in the Government Gazettes.

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.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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