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.
Example Entries taken from the 26 September 1900 issue:
Watches and Jewellery Reported Stolen
1900, 4 Aug George Wm. Brooke, Eastgrevi, Goulburn.
Silver hunting Waltham watch, minus glass, spring push missing, "S.S." scratched inside back case; a gold albert, long links with small twisted wire links connecting; a gold-plated medal engraved, "Albury Exhibition Appendage."
Information is requested respecting Hilary Mardon Mowbray. Was in employment of a dentist at Newcastle , in November, 1898, when he left, stating his intention of proceeding to Sydney. Inquiry at instance of Mr. A. Mardon Mowbray , No. 40, Queen-street, Oxford, England.-I.R. 1900-2,994.
Left her home, at Glen Innes, on the 23rd ultimo, supposed for Armidale, and not since heard of, Jessie McPherson, 19 years of age , tall and stout, very full fresh-coloured face, gray eyes, dark heavy eyebrows; usually wears golden-rimmed spectacles; dressed, when she left home, in a navy-blue skirt and skirt with white silk front and white sailor hat with black band; a Roman Catholic.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.