Australian Government Gazettes

Looks at the content and value for family and local historians in the often overlooked but valuable resource. Includes search tips.

Public records are, as the designation suggests, open for public access. But do you know what is available? Even if you do, finding and searching public records can be a time consuming, tedious task. Using public records information providers such as Public Record Finder can save you time. Amongst many other public records you will find much that is useful to family and local history researchers including:

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Australian Government and Police Gazettes

Government and Police Gazettes can not only help you find the detail of the lives of your ancestors; they can also help you solve those puzzles.

Government Gazettes contain details of laws and regulations that affected the general population, land transactions, unclaimed mail, assigned convicts, government employees court notices, and much more. Police Gazettes contain the victims as well as the perpetrators of crimes, missing persons, police appointments, details of publicans' licenses, escaped convicts and other prisoners, and more. 

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