If you had family living in New South Wales in 1867, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? An unusual source of information, these are not only unique in the type of information that they contain, but they are a goldmine of useful information for genealogists. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
This CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 issues of the New South Wales Police Gazette that were produced during 1867. Each issue is about eight pages in length, and contains information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include physical descriptions on the persons), escaped prisoners, and missing persons ... even lost and found items. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Some example entries:
Ticket-of-Leave Granted - 6 March 1867 issue
The undermentioned Imperial Convict has received a Ticket-of-leave for the district set opposite his name: -
Richard Benjamin Codnor Doble, per "John Hart", 1835; convicted at Middlesex Sessions, 3rd February, 1834; sentence life; cook and confectioner; born 1789; height 5 feet 6 3/4 inches; dark complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; native of Devonshire, England; two small moles left side of neck; scar, knuckle on little finger on left hand, scar, back of left thumb. Parramatta.
Inspector General of Police.
Miscellaneous Information - 6 March 1867 issue
William Smith, storekeeper, Burrendong Diggings, has been summoned by the Wellington Police, for carrying about 6 cases of gin and 20 gallons of rum for illegal sale. The defendant having pleaded guilty before the Wellington Bench, the spirits were confiscated by the Crown.
Prisoners to be Discharged Free - 5 June 1867 issue
Return of Prisoners to be discharged from H.M. Gaol, Darlinghurst, during the month of June, 1867:-
Elizabethh Campbell, Elizabeth Gard, Mary A. Smith, John Smith, James Prior, James M'Kenzie, James Grogan, William Lenehan, William Ridley, John Ainsworth, Selina Curtis, Susan Graham, Winifred Bragg, John Riley, Harriet M'Guiness, Danl. Daley, William Hunt, Tom Langley, Luke Lawrence, Elizabeth Lewis, Elizabeth Brown, Robert Harrington, John Williams alias Ryan, Mary Moeran, John M'Donald, William Cargo, Francis Bird alias Joseph Bourke, Bridget Bramble, Catherine Boleam.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.