Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes therefore contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of Justices of the Peace, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons, as well as lists for liquor, wine sellers, tobacco sellers, auctioneers, billiard and poisons licences. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Some example entries are:
Deserting Wives and Families, Service, &c.
Paddington - A warrant has been issued by the Paddington Bench for the arrest of Henry Budin, charged with unlawfully deserting his wife, Mary Budin, of Albion-street, Waverley. He is 50 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, medium build, fair complexion, dark hair turning gray, clean shaved except moustache, deep depression in one temple; dressed in dark serge coat, light trousers and vest, and brown hard hat. A brickmaker, at one time employed at Moree. Supposed to have gone to Wyalong.
Offences not Otherwise Described
Redfern - Description of a man who, about 10 p.m. the 24th instant uttered a new farthing for a sovereign to Annie Dunn, at 199, Cleveland-street, Redfern :- About 22 years of age, tall, red face, short light-brown moustache ; wore straw hat with white band and black macintosh with cape. Can be identified.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now
been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This
CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole year's worth of issues, and
has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.