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Tasmanian Government Gazette 1909

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (2679 pages)
Year: (1909) 2009
ISBN: 9781742221335
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Government Gazettes in general contain a vast amount of historical and genealogical information. However they are largely an untapped resource. The few complete runs that are available are usually only found in major libraries. And even for researchers who do have access to these the sheer size and extent of the Gazettes is daunting.

Now that is all changing - with the publication of the gazettes on affordable and searchable CD-ROMs. Tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large, are mentioned EVERY YEAR in Government Gazettes 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.

Government Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. They are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and to the general public. Gazettes therefore contain a range of valuable and interesting content such as the following list of information:

  • Acts of Parliament
  • government appointments, resignations and transfers, including: Justices of the Peace and returning officers
  • government departments
  • insolvents
  • land acquisitions, rentals, sales and leases
  • mining and minerals
  • petitions
  • licences (Hotels, General Practitioners, Packet, Pawnbrokers)
  • state schools and teachers
  • and so much more ...

SAMPLE ENTRIES (taken from 16 February 1909 issue):

Crown lands leased and sold during the month of December 1908. [note, these are only a few entries from a table that runs for several pages]

Name and address: Becker, Percy T., Alberton
Area (A.R.P.): 20 0 0 
Parish: Alberton
Purchase money (£.s.d.): 26 13 4
Municipality: Ringarooma
Ward: Alberton

Name and address: Wilken, J.B., Koo-wee-rup, Victoria
Area (A.R.P.): 205 0 25
Parish: Takone
Purchase money (£.s.d.): 273 13 4
Municipality: Table Cape
Ward: Flowerdale

Name and address: Ball, Charles, Moonah
Area (A.R.P.): 15 0 0
Parish: Coningham
Purchase money (£.s.d.): 20 0 0
Municipality: Port Cygnet
Ward: Welsh

Name and address: Williamson, John G., Irish Town
Area (A.R.P.): 50 0 15
Parish: Trowutta
Purchase money (£.s.d.): 66 13 4
Municipality: Circular Head
Ward:  Mowbray

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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