So you've heard of Police Gazettes? But just what are they? These were weekly
publications which were distributed among the Police Force, and included
information on all sorts of happenings within the state of New South Wales.
Far from being just a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for
local, family and social historians, these Police Gazettes contain details and
information that can not be found anywhere else. As well as listing those in the
police force with promotions, resignations, commendations etc, you will find
information on courts lists, arson, murders, deserters, lists of those arrested
and discharged, warrants issued, escaped prisoners, missing persons, and
listings of stolen items (and from whom). Notices from police gazettes from
other states are also often 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 issues that were produced in
Example entry taken from 28 January 1880 issue:
Burglaries, Stealing from Premises &c.
Sydney - Stolen on the 14th instant, from No. 131, Phillip-street, the
property of Clara Treen, a servant, - A print dress, a holland dress, two
night dresses, and a brush and comb. Identifiable.
Now searchable, these Gazettes on CD-ROM open up a world of interesting and
comprehensive information about individual people and their lives in early New
South Wales. Fascinating searching and useful information for anyone interested
in New South Wales' history and people.
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.