Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Government Gazettes

 

 

OVERVIEW

A government gazette is an official publication for the purpose of notifying the decisions or actions of the government.


LONDON GAZETTES

These were the British Government Gazettes. Australian honours and awards were announced in the London Gazette.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

 

FINDMYPAST - LONDON GAZETTES 1665-2018

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/london-gazette-1665-2018

 

FINDMYPAST - THE LONDON GAZETTE, SUPPLEMENTS AUGUST 1914 - JANUARY 1920

The London Gazette printed announcements of promotions within the armed forces, appointments of official public offices, royal proclamations and much more. Additionally, read through full reports and despatches from key battles of the First World War.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/the-london-gazette-supplements-august-1914---january-1920

 

ANCESTRY - THE LONDON GAZETTE 1825-1962

It may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/50014/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON GAZETTES WORLD WAR II MILITARY NOTICES 1939-1945

This collection consists of military notices published in the London Gazette during the Second World War. The publications are dated between 1939 and 1945, and include personnel lists for various military units, reports of people leaving the service due to illness, and notices of commendations and promotions in rank. The collection includes images of the original documents. It is searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62074/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, SOLDIERS AWARDS FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1898-1944

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1221/uk-soldiers-awards-from-the-london-gazette-1898-1944

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON GAZETTE MILITARY AWARDS, 1919-1939

Military awards of recognition and honour for various acts of gallantry and service to the British Empire from World War 1 until the very start of the Second World War 2.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1320/uk-london-gazette-military-awards-1919-1939

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, LONDON GAZETTE, MILITARY NOTICES 1939-1945

The London Gazette announced military notices published in the London Gazette during the Second World War.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1155/uk-wwii-london-gazette-military-notices-1939-1945

 

NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

Victoria was part of the colony of New South Wales from 1788 to 1851. There were two failed attempts at settlement; these were in 1803-1804 and 1826-1828. Victoria was the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales from 1836 to 1851. In 1851 Victoria separated from New South Wales.


TROVE - NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1832-2001

To find government gazettes by title:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/gazette?q=

To find government gazette mentions using keywords. Use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Newspapers and Gazettes":

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

AUSTRALASIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE - NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1836-1851

These are included under Victorian Government Gazettes.

https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/vic_gazette/

 

FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1832-1880

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-government-gazettes

 

MYHERITAGE - NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1833-1850

These are searchable.

New South Wales Government Gazette 1833

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50450/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1834

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50451/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1835

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50452/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1836

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50453/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1837

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50454/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1838

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50455/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1839

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50456/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1840

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50457/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1841

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50458/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1842

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50459/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1843

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50460/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1844

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50461/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1845

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50462/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1846

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50463/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1847

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50464/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1848

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50465/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1849

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50466/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

New South Wales Government Gazette 1850

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50467/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT GAZETTE INDEXES 1832-1863

These indexes were provided by the Society of Australian Genealogists. They are indexes to personal names appearing in the New South Wales Government Gazettes. They are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-government-gazette-indexes-1832-1863

 

PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

Victoria was the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales from 1836 to 1851; it had been part of the colony of New South Wales from 1788. In 1851 Victoria separated from New South Wales.


AUSTRALASIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE - PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1843-1851

These are included under Victorian Government Gazettes.

https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/vic_gazette/


FINDMYPAST - PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTE 1847

This is searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/port-phillip-government-gazette

 

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

In 1851 Victoria separated from New South Wales and became the colony of Victoria; it had previously been part of the colony of New South Wales from 1788. Victoria was the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales from 1836 to 1851. The colony of Victoria existed from 1851 until it joined the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It then became the state of Victoria.

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE ONLINE ARCHIVE 1836-1997

The Victorian Government Gazettes are searchable. While some peoples' names have been indexed and are searchable this does not include every mention.

http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

AUSTRALASIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1851-1999

https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/vic_gazette/

 

FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1851-1901

This is searchable and may be browsed.  

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-government-gazettes

 

MYHERITAGE - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1851-1852, 1856-1865, 1874, 1877-1878, 1887-1891

These are searchable.

Victorian Government Gazette 1851

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50847/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1852

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50828/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1856

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50829/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1857

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50830/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1858

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50831/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1859

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50832/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1860

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50833/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1861

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50834/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1862

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50835/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1863

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50836/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1864

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50837/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1865

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50838/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1874

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50839/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1877

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50840/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1878

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50841/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1887

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50842/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1888

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50843/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1889

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50844/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1890

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50845/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

Victorian Government Gazette 1891

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50846/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

Many name entries in the Victorian Government Gazette have been indexed.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1998-PRESENT

Victorian Government Gazettes are searchable from 1998 to the most recent Gazette published. There is a list of gazettes which are not available on the website.

http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette_bin/search_gateway.cfm?mode=search&bct=home|recentgazettes|searchgazettes

 

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

The colony of Victoria joined the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 becoming the state of Victoria.


TROVE - COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1901-2012

These include the following gazettes:

There are also the following supplements:

To find government gazettes by title:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/gazette?q=

To find government gazette mentions using keywords. Use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Newspapers and Gazettes":

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

FEDERAL REGISTER OF LEGISLATION - COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT GAZETTES 1901-2012

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Content/HistoricGazettes

 

FEDERAL REGISTER OF LEGISLATION - COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT NOTICES GAZETTES 2012-PRESENT

https://www.legislation.gov.au/content/Gazettes

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

The following is Fact Sheet 22 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-22-Commonwealth-of-Australia-Gazettes.pdf

 

 

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