Find your ancestors in Queensland Government Gazette 1884

Government Gazettes contain a vast amount of historical and genealogical information. However they are largely an untapped resource.

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.

In the 1880s 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
So if you've got an interest in Queensland during this period - you're bound to find something of interest.