The first of these gazettes was published in 1899; it was titled the 'British Central Africa Gazette' until the end of 1906. Despite the name, the gazettes of Malawi and Zambia were separated for the start of 1903. Scattered references to officers are present from 1899, but records of appointments and departures begin in 1901. Government land sales, imports, exports and weather records were included alongside law changes and probate records. These records cover Witchcraft trials, mental health and World War 1. The gazettes were published alongside the Annual Departmental Reports for Nyasaland.