Cat No.: AU4100-1868:
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.
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.
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.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
General description and information on Government Gazettes - a resource for all, searching the text, publishing schedule and more.
Queensland Government Gazettes - special article by Mary Geiger and Rosemary Kopittke
Searching that unlocks the gazettes
The whole text of the 1636 page volume is searchable. Search for any word in the text - names, places and more. To illustrate the potential value of the records see examples of search results from a typical gazette given in the Gazettes General description page.
No. of CDs is: 1 ; Format is: PDF ; Searchable?: YES;
FastFind: Yes; ISBN No.: 9781921081064;