The Gambian gazettes were first published in 1883 and appear in a complete series thereafter. Notices of officers' appointments and dismissals were present from the beginning. Alongside the legal notices, contents include shipping records and license applications. Records from 1895 to 1914 include accounts of Government income and spending; weather reports cover from 1895 to 1919. Events covered by these reports include the Boer War in 1900, the smallpox outbreak of 1913, and World War 1. These gazettes were published alongside the Annual Departmental Reports for Gambia.