Starting with the first issue of the year on 2 January 1918, the New South Wales Police Gazette was generally issued once a week.
This CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 issues of the that were
released during that year.
Each issue is between 10-14 pages in length, and
contains information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments
and changes in the Police Service (promotions, demotions, discharges, those retiring), lists of
apprehensions and discharges (which often include physical descriptions), escaped prisoners, and
missing persons, house-breakins, deserting wives and families, deserters from military service, inquests, lost
and found property, prohibited immigrants, licences (explosives, booth and publicans licenses), missing
friends and more ... Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often
The Police Gazettes are an incredibly unique source of information, simply
because they were designed to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, and
the information contained often cannot be found anywhere else.
Example entries taken from the 25 December 1918 issue:
[Note this is only a few out of the 42 names mentioned in the original article]
Notice - Police Department
Sydney, 20th December, 1918
The undermentioned members of the Garrison Military Police have been appointed as Special Constables:-
No. 5414, Begg, John.
No. 5442, Brown, Michael
No. 5454, Butcher, Albert Henry
No. 5416, Chenhall, Samuel Elijah
No. 5431, Coates, Dennis
No. 5410, Connor, Edward Thomas
No. 5433, Cook, George Robert.
No. 5419, Dillon, Wellington James
No. 5411, Dyne, Horace Frederick
No. 5420, Eltherington, George Jackson
Not only is this an invaluable resource for anyone researching in New South
Wales, but it makes for fascinating reading even if you don't have family there.
High quality scanned images of each of the original issues released throughout the year. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.