Queensland Government Gazette 1870
Queensland Government Gazette 1870. 1870. 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 leasees
  • deceased estates
  • dissolution of business partnerships
  • insolvents
  • 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 1861
  • unclaimed letters
  • unclaimed property (railways)
  • witnesses to executions

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