Looking for your family in New South Wales? Have you thought of looking in
the Police Gazettes? A valuable record, they are a source of information which
cannot be found anywhere else.
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, you will find
details of any changes within the police force such as promotions, demotions,
resignations, dismissals, deaths etc. Information is also given on rewards,
housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters,
escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost or stolen items, reports on those
released and so much more. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes
Unique features of this particular year's worth of issues is that they
contain lists of Publicans' licences issued. Information that these give is
persons name, situation of hotel, and hotel name.
Example entry taken from the 5 March 1879 issue:
Inspector General's Office,
Sydney, 28th February, 1879.
The Unclaimed property hereunder described, and now in the possession of the
Police, at Queanbeyan, will, unless previously claimed, be sold by public
auction, at the Police Office, Queanbeyan, on Saturday, the 1th March proximo,
at noon, in accordance with the Police Regulation Act of 1862:-
One pair of steel yards (large size),
4lbs of tea,
One black felt hat, and
Inspector General of Police
This is a valuable New South Wales resource that is now
available for all that is not only easy to use, but it is also very affordable.
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.