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 3 July 1907 issue:
BigamyExample entry taken from the 21 August 1907 issue:
Sydney. Effie Constance Eugenie Brightfield or Yule, charged on warrant that she
did, at Sydney, on the 25th day of October, 1899, marry Albert Thomas
Brightfield, and whilst so married sis on the 9th day of February 1907, marry
David R. Yule, the said Albert Thomas Brightfield being then alive, has been
arrested by Senior-constable Leary and Constable Pauling, Sydney Police.
Committed for trial at Quarter Sessions.
John Aldous, alias Aldis, alias Alders, alias Martin, alias Houston, charged
with assaulting Louisa Holland, thereby occasioning actual bodily harm, has been
arrested by Sergeant O'Dea and Constable Hollis, Sydney Police. Committed for
trial at Central Criminal Court. Identical with offender same name (vide Police
Gazette, 1906. page 321).
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, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.