South Australian Government Gazette 1858


Cat No.:   AU5100-1858:

No of pages in original: 1016pp

Year published: (1858)


A vastly underused resource of historical information, the Government Gazettes contain information relating to tens of thousands of ordinary people and localities (small and large) every year. You will find details on proclamations, land transactions, court notices, notice of acts, tenders contracts, appointments and resignations, bankrupt and insolvency notices, impoundments, police auctions, unclaimed letters, storekeepers and publicans licences, rewards on offer, inquest verdicts and much more ...

Search for any number of names or places easily. Reconstruct events and circumstances in the lives of individuals and communities.

Some features of this year’s issues:

• publicans licences

• storekeepers licences

• auctioneers licences

• timber licenses

• persons authorised to issue marriage licences

• lists of insolvents - with name of insolvent, trade or profession, late residence, time appointed within which insolvent is to file his schedule, day on which petitioner will be heard

Example entry taken from the 1 April 1858  issue:

INSOLVENCY NOTICES - Declaration of Insolvency

I, The undersigned, John Goss, of Tea-tree Gully, near Adelaide, stonemason, do hereby declare that I am unable to meet my engagements with my creditors. Dated at the hour of half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, this twenty-seventh day of March, in the year of your Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

John Goss

Witness - Chas. Fenn, a practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia

Filed in Court this twenty-ninth day of March, 1858, at twelve o'clock at noon.

Leonard W. Thrupp,

Official Assignee

High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

No. of CDs is:  1 ;   Format is:  PDF ;   Searchable?:  YES;

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