If you had family living in New South Wales in 1875, have you thought
of looking in Police Gazettes for information? These are a truly
unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these
Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere
else. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all
listed (promotions, demotions, dismissals, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins,
robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped
prisoners, missing friends, reports on those released, even deaths
reported to the police (together with their place of death and cause of death given). Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
A fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there - this CD contains all 52 issues that were produced for the year.
Example entry taken from the 20 January 1875 issue:
Burglaries, Stealing from the Premises, &c.
Stolen, date not stated, from the premises of Reuben Ezzy, Manildra, near
Orange - Twp dark cloth ponchos, one Crimean and three twilled shirts, one
pair dark striped trousers, one tomahawk, one shingling hammer, one rule, one
pair scissors, one razor, two silver open-faced verge watches, two dark cloth
coats, one blanket, and other articles. Identifiable. Suspicion is attached to
Henry Blanchard, alias Simon, about 35 years of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches
high, dark complexion, brown hair, beard and moustache, cheeks shaved, bad
teeth; plays the banjo. Supposed to have gone to Parkes. No warrant issued.
High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.