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Government gazettes are the official newspapers - the colonial equivalent to the London Gazette. Early gazettes were similar to local newspapers and included news on Europe, Britain, proceedings of Parliament, royal affairs, wars and affairs in other colonies as well as official notices.
Later government gazettes usually only contain official notices and announcements.
Government gazettes started at different times in different colonies and can vary quite considerably in their content. For family and local historians the information can include:
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