New South Wales Government Gazette 1844. 1844. What are Government Gazettes? They are official publications of all Government notices. Once the notice in the Gazette is published,
the public is deemed to have notice of it. What will I find in a New South Wales Government Gazette? Tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large, are mentioned every year in Government Gazettes. They were issued about twice a week. You will find details on land transactions, court notices, notices of acts, tenders contracts, police auctions of stolen property, statistics, unclaimed letters and much more ... There is a large amount of information (which include physical description) relating to convicts - absconders, those who were granted ticket-of-leave, certificates, deserters, apprehensions and more. How can this information help me? Government Gazettes contain a vast amount of historical an 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.