Queensland Government Gazette 1859-60. 1860. Government Gazettes 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 form on CD-ROM. Government Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of Australia and its people in the past. They include a range of information such as land transactions, legal notices, proclamations, insolvency and bankrupt notices, impoundments, partnerships, licences, contracts, government institutions and positions, statistics and much more. They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people. This CD includes the issues of the Queensland Government Gazette from December 1859 (the first issue) though to the end of 1860. This product provides a great tool for researching Queensland history, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD."I'm totally in awe of the potential of the Government Gazette project ... the accessibility, ease of use ... having done the hard slog through many original volumes" - Greg Slattery, South Australian historian.