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  New South Wales Police Gazette 1863
New South Wales Police Gazette 1863


 
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (403 pages)
Year: (1863) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315954

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Description
 
What is a Police Gazette?
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Produced at regular intervals (usually once a week), it was a way of making information available to all in the Police Force throughout the whole state.

What information can be found in a New South Wales Police Gazette?
The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year, but overall you will find details of any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, discharges, resignations, deaths), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, rewards, warrants issued, lists of arrests and discharges, lost horses and cattle, deserters from services and from families, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost and found items, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are usually included if it was felt that the person may be heading towards that state, and also in this year's issue you will find many references to convicts.

How can this help me?
Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, being on either side of the law. Or maybe they were a Policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone that was a victim of a crime. You can find the physical details on persons listed here, missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).

Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - they are useful for anyone with an interest in New South Wales in 1863. The CD contains all issues that were released during that year.

Example entries taken from the 28 January 1863 issue:
Ticket-of-Leave Cancelled
The Ticket-of-Leave held by the undermentioned Colonial Convict has been cancelled, for the reason set opposite to his name:- Henry Clarke, per "Earl Grey" (2); illegally absent from the District of Murrurundi. - Inspector of Police, Scone.

Ticket of Leave Holders Illegally at Large
The undermentioned Colonial Convict, holding a Ticket-of-Leave for Murrurundi, having absconded from his District, is now illegally at large:- Henry Clarke, per "Earl Grey" (2), 1838; convicted at the Circuit Court, Bathurst, of shooting with intent, sentence, 5 years and 3 years on the roads; plasterer. He is 5 feet 6 inches high, 46 years of age, fair complexion, freckled and pockpitted, light brown hair, hazel eyes; native place, London; scar on right side of upper lip, scar on left side of neck, R inside lower right arm, illegible marks on upper part of left arm, SB heart ILHC on lower left arm, mark of a burn and thirteen dots on back of left thumb, little finger of left hand crooked, blue ring on middle finger of same.

System Requirements
  • Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
  • Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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