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Source Information

Ancestry.com. South Australia Government Gazettes 1867-1884 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: W.C. Cox. South Australia Government Gazettes 1867-1884. Adelaide, South Australia: South Australia Government.

About South Australia Government Gazettes 1867-1884

This is a collection of South Australia Government Gazettes, which were printed between 1867 and 1884. The gazettes contain a large amount of government business notices ranging from notices of appointment to government positions, to land dealings, renewal of business licenses and insolvency. Tens of thousands of names are contained in the gazettes each year. People and their localities, small and large, are brought up in the workings of the province. The gazettes offer much more than simply a name and a date. The collection covers events and circumstances in the life of the people who lived in South Australia.

Gazettes from the years 1867, 1869, 1874, 1876, 1883, 1884 are included in this collection. The books are complete, but all gazettes from 1867-1884 aren’t in this collection. The gazettes include:

  • Appointees to government positions
  • Appointments of magistrates and Justices of the Peace
  • Appointments of returning officers
  • Crown land leasees
  • Deceased estates
  • Dissolution of business partnerships
  • Insolvents
  • Licenses
  • Notices or rewards for lost or stolen property and stock
  • Property owners subject to compulsory land acquisition by government
  • Unclaimed letters
  • Unclaimed property