New Zealand Gazette 1876-1878, 1880-1883, 1886

Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the colony New Zealand and its people in the past.

They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people. A sample of what is included follows:

Topics included:

  • Notice of acts

  • Contracts

  • Partnerships

  • Land transactions

  • Legal notices

  • Government institutions and positions

  • Statistics

  • Deceased estates

  • Lists of officiating Ministers of marriage

  • Lists of medical practitioners