A unique and valuable record, the New South Wales Police Gazette was issued
once a week, and contains any information on 'cases of felony and misdemeanors
together with description of offenders, and every particular which may lead to
They contain an enormous amount of information which cannot be found
elsewhere. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed,
information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost
horses and cattle, deserters from wives and families and also deserters from
service, missing friends, escaped prisoners, reports on those released. Notices
from interstate police gazettes are quite often included.
A unique feature of this particular year's worth of issues is that is
contains details of Publicans' licences issued. This provides details of the
licencees name, situation of hotel, and hotel name.
Example entry taken from the 18 December 1878 issue:
Felonies and Offences Not Otherwise Described
James Fowler is charged on warrant, with embezzling £200 from the London
Chartered Bank, Talbot, on the 26th October last. Description:- Scotch, 54
years of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, sallow complexion, thin features,
thin build, careworn appearance, weak sight, gray hair, gray whiskers, which
he continually alters by shaving, gray moustache cut square; excitable
temperament. He was sometime ago a patient in the Bathurst Hospital, and now
adopts the name James Ross. - O.7459. 10th December, 1878. Since arrested in
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.
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.