Looking for a person in New South Wales 1923? Have you thought of looking in the Police Gazettes?
a whole host of information, the Police gazettes were released weekly,
and include an enormous amount of genealogical and historical
information for the researcher. Their primary role was to provide
information and instructions to members of the police force.
You can expect the New South Wales Police Gazettes to include the following
information that will usually list names and some times personal details, descriptions
with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the
Example entries taken from the 9 August 1911 issue:
- deaths in public places
- escapees and absconders from custody
- lost or stolen property and stockónames of victims; sketches of
jewellery and watches
- deserting wives, families, etc
- deserting from military service
- deserting from merchant vessels
- missing friends
- persons suspected or wanted for a crime and warrants issued
- police promotion examination results and appointments
- prisoners discharged from gaols
- prisoners released on tickets of leave (under licence)
- prohibited immigrants
- publicansí licences
Arson - £50 Reward
Whereas on the 25th April, 1923, one stack of oaten hay, two stacks of wheaten hay, and two stacks of straw, situated at Wattle Park, near Jindera, the property of Carl Frederick Schmidt, were destroyed by fire, having been maliciously set fire to by some person or persons unknown; Notice is hereby given that a reward of Twnety-five Pounds (£25) will be paid by Government (in addition to a reward of Twnty-five Pounds (£25) offered by the said Carl Frederick Schmidt) for such information as shall lead to the apprehension and conviction of the guilty person or persons. In addition to the above reward, His Excellency the Governor will be advised to extend a free pardon to any accomplice, not being the person who actually caused the said fire, who shall first give such required information. This reward to remain in force for three months only.
(for Chief Secretary and Minister of Public Health)
Deserting Wives and Families, Service, etc.
Armidale - A warrant has been issued by the Armidale Bench for the arrest of Patrick Alfred Fitzgerald, charged with wife desertion. He is about 39 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, stout build, fair complexion, brown hair turning grey, clean shaved, three artificial teeth, and one tooth in the front of the upper jaw gold-capped; dressed in a grey suit, and a brown felt hat; a returned soldier, and wears a badge. Complainant, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Imperial Hotel, Armidale.Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication
to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor
the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned,
they are valuable primary source documents.
quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has
been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched,
browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.