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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES

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


TROVE - AUSTRALIAN 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/

 

 

 

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