Due to planned maintenance, a number of eresources will be unavailable on Sunday 19 August. This includes Ancestry Library Edition, Ebooks and ProQuest.

On this day

On this day


On March 7 1832, the New South Wales Government Gazette was first issued. Prior to this date, official notices were printed in the Colony’s first newspaper, the Sydney Gazette. Government Gazettes contained the official notices of the NSW government, including proclamations of legislation,…

NSW Government Gazettes are a useful resource for people exploring their NSW family history.They may mention ancestors purchasing land or applying for leases, convicts absconding, notices of rewards and insolvencies and appointments.

The State Library of NSW has all the NSW government gazettes on microfilm and some have even been digitised. includes NSW Government gazettes from 1832-1850 and this database is freely available in the State Library of NSW. The State Library of Victoria has also provided pdf pages of the NSW Government Gazette from 1836 - 1851 available on their website.