Hobart Town Gazette 1827


Cat No.:   AU6100-1827:

(362 pages)

Year: (1827)

Government Gazettes in general 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.

Normally issued weekly, the Hobart Town Gazette served two functions: that of being a publication of official government notices, as well as having general newspaper content.

You will find here thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large. The information is too varied to describe in full, but some examples are:

• property notices for sale or to let

• shipping "intelligence"

• police "intelligence"

• colonial, inter-colonial and international news

• advertisements

• public appointments

• convict notices - tickets of leave granted and withdrawn, conditional pardons, free pardons, certificates of freedom

• unclaimed letters

• list of publicans in Hobart and the country

• birth death, marriage and other personal notices

• list of runaways

Example entry taken from the 14 July 1827 issue:

Shipping and Commercial Intelligence

Arrived at Hobart-town, July 9. The ship Harvey, 300 tons, George Findlay, commander, from London 1st January, (having sprung a leak in the Channel and put into Plymouth to repair, which place she left on 2d February), Cape of Good Hope 21st. May, with 29 puncheons rum, 15 casks of porter, 7 hhds. of sugar, 20 kegs of shot, 1200 bars of rod iron, 28 coils of rope, 47 barrels of tar, 15 barrels of gunpowder, shipped by R. and J. Gore to order, packages for P. Wood, W. Morris, A.M. Jones's river, Michael Steel, Lieutenant Grey, 57th. James Wilson, R. Wardell, Colonel McPherson, G. Burn, H.B. Bannerman.

Passengers:--Mr. and Mrs. Frankland and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Ashburner and two children, one male and two female servants and two children, Mr. Williams (Barrister), Mr. Noble, (merchant, a relation of Mr. Wentworth, Sydney), Mr. J.B. Weller, Messrs. W. Evans, (supercargo), A.A. and J. Alderson, John Mellor, W. Dawes, E. Weller, and S. Lyons, Mr. and Miss Corny, relations of Mr. Corny, Lake river, Mrs. Newell, Miss Mackie, Miss Balley, Mr. and Mrs. Lightfoot and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Clark and 4 children, John Smithers, John Bradley, W. Porter, Thomas Leburn.

Example entries taken from the 17 November 1827 issue:

Colonial Secretary's Office, Nov. 14, 1827

His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor has been 'pleased to grant the following Indulgence: Ticket of Leave to Daniel Hall, 349 Malabar.

The Ticket of Leave to Benjamin Smith, 519. Competitor notified in The Hobart-town Gazette of the 3rd instant, is annulled, he having been recently sentenced to the chain gang, at New Norfolk, for improper conduct.

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

Note: the issues from two available copies of the 1827 gazette both commenced on 24 February 1827.

High quality scanned images of the whole (available) 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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