South Australian Government Gazette 1888
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (3228 pages)
Year: (1888) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
So you've heard of Government Gazettes ... but just what are they, and how can they help you with your research?
What is a Government Gazette?
This was an official publication of all Government notices, including the operation dates of Acts of Parliament. Once the notice in the Gazette is published, the public is deemed to have notice of it. Released once a week, with occasional 'Extraordinary' released, the 1888 issues average about 40 pages in length.
What will I find in a South Australian Government Gazette?
Tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large, are mentioned every year in Government Gazettes. You will find details on land records, land rates and land transactions and land leases, quarter sessions and court notices, permits granted, notice of acts, tenders and contracts, police auctions of stolen property, statistics, impoundments of cattle and horses, reward notices, insolvency and bankruptcies, and dissolution of partnerships, patent applications, and a large amount of local government information which includes details on councillors and much more ...
How can this information help me?
Government Gazettes contain a vast amount of historical and genealogical information. Now that they are on CD you can search for any number of names or places easily. But they offer researchers much more than simply names and places. They will help you reconstruct events and circumstances in the life of individuals and communities.
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 5 April 1888 issue):
Local Court of Insolvency, Mount Gambier
Whereas adjudications in against the undermentioned persons: Notice is hereby given that the Special Magistrate of the said Local Court of Insolvency has appointed the following days of meeting in each estate to be held at the Local Courthouse, Mount Gambier: At the first of which meetings the insolvent is required to surrender and make disclosure of his estate and effects, and the creditors are the come prepared to prove their debts, and to vote in the choice of the trustee or trustees, and at the last sitting the insolvent is to finish his examination:-
Herbert Samuel Steer, of Mount Gambier, assistant schoolmaster, on Tuesday the sixth day of March, at ten o'clock, and on Monday the ninth day of April, at ten o'clock. Michael O'Connor, of Sutton Town, farmer, on Saturday the seventeenth day of March, at ten o'clock, and on Monday the sixteenth day of April, at ten o'clock.Robert Gooch, of Mount Gambier, butcher, on Saturday the seventh day of April, at ten o'clock, and on Monday the seventh day of May, at ten o'clock.
Impounded at the corporation pound, Laura (nearest post office Laura) - One black pony branded 8V8 near shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold April 12, 1888, at noon, by a magistrate's order. 3s. 6d.] James Hook, Pound keeper.
This product provides a great tool for researching South Australian history, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original 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
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