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Government Gazettes Sale
Government Gazettes are a huge resource for family historians, and during March you can save up to 50% off all our historic Australian Government Gazette titles. This includes individual years, compendium collections on CD and larger collections on USB. Take advantage of this opportunity to save on these fantastic records.
What will I find in a Government Gazette?
You’ll find that tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large, are mentioned every year in Government Gazettes. You will find details of land transactions, court notices, notice of acts, tenders and contracts (those offered as well as those taken up), police auctions of stolen property, statistics (such as rations for early emigrants), unclaimed letters, impoundments of cattle and horses, reward notices, notification of passenger ship arrivals, public meetings, opening of new post offices and churches, and much more ...
There is a large amount of information relating to convicts: absconders, those who were granted a ticket-of-leave as well as those who had it cancelled, certificates-of-freedom, deserters, apprehensions and more.
- Government and Police Gazettes: Unlocking a major untapped resource by Alan Phillips (PDF)
- New South Wales Government Gazettes (PDF)
- Queensland Government Gazettes by Mary Geiger and Rosemary Kopittke (PDF)
- The South Australian Government Gazettes with particular reference to Port Adelaide by Andrew G Peake (PDF)
- Victorian Government Gazettes by Clive Luckman (PDF)
And for a more in-depth look at what is available and what you will find in them check out the “Treasures in Australian Government Gazettes: Government, Police and Education Gazettes” guide book by Rosemary Kopittke.
- printed book edition
- ebook edition
If you’re wanting to see what they contain, you can download sample files for a number of them from here.
Click on the categories below for more details on each title.