Find your ancestors in Queensland Government Gazette 1877

Government gazettes for a particular locality eventually become standardised with the type of material listed. In the 1870s you can expect the Government Gazettes to include the following information that will usually list names and sometimes name of emigrant vessel, addresses and/or occupations:

appointees to government positions
appointments of magistrates and Justices of the Peace
appointments of returning officers
crown land leases
deceased estates
dissolution of business partnerships
notices or rewards for lost or stolen property and stock
property owners subject to compulsory land acquisition by government
purchasers of land lodging caveats under Real Property Act
unclaimed letters
unclaimed property (railways)
witnesses to executions
Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.