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 their apprehension'.
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 sometimes included.
Example entries taken from the 2 February 1887 issue:
Deserters from the New South Wales Artillery
No. 1,520, Gunner Alfred Hurd, born at Eccleshaw, Staffordshire, 25 years of
age, 5 feet 8 3/4 inches high, hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion; a
butcher; dressed in regimentals. Under two years' service.
Missing from his home, No. 22, Grose-street, Camperdown, since the 3rd
ultimo,-William Edwards, 15 years of age, small for his age, very delicate-looking;
was formerly page boy at "Bowden's Club Hotel", Sydney.
This CD contains all 52 issues that were produced for the year 1887, and this truly is a fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there.
High quality scanned images of the year's worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.