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 he 2 July 1902 issue:
Breaches of Immigration Restriction Act
John Simon, charged on warrant with wilfully assisting one Sobbra Ranoge (Cingalese), a prohibited immigrant, to enter the Commonwealth of Australia, has been arrested by Senior-detective Keatinge, Sergeant Scott, and Constable Malone, Sydney Police. Fined £10, in default two months' hard labour.
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.