Victorian Government Gazette 1887

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MMedia: DATA CD - 1 CD (4061 pages)
Year: (1887) 2006
ISBN: 9781921230479
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. Often produced once a week, with occasional 'Extraordinary' released, the 1887 issues were released once a week, and each is approx. 60 pages in length. 

What will I find in a Victorian 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 transactions and leases, court notices, notice of acts, tenders and contracts, auctions, licences, unclaimed property, impoundments of cattle and horses, reward notices, and so 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.

Example entry taken from the 14 October 1887 issue:

'The Factories and Shop Act 1885' (No. 862, Sec. 5) - Certifying Medical

It is hereby notified that I have appointed the undermentioned legally qualified medical practitioner to be a Certifying Medical Practitioner for the District hereunder specified, viz:-

No. 2 District - Ballarat and Geelong
James Bennett Hayes, Esq., L.R.C.P., Smythesdale,
vice Robert Stewart, Esq., L.R.C.P., deceased.

Alfred Deakin,
Chief Secretary,
Chief Secretary's Office,
Melbourne, 7th October 1887


High quality scanned images of the each of the original 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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