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 entry taken from the 30 January 1902 issue:
Capertee - Daniel Kates, charged with the manslaughter of James Russell, at Excelsior Lime Works, on the 14th instant, has been arrested by Senior-sergeant D'Arcy, and Constable E.H. Scott, Rylstone and Capertee Police. Committed by the District Coroner for trial at the next Circuit Court to be holden at Mudgee. Bail allowed, accused in £100 pounds and one surety in £100.
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 year's worth of issues. These have been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.