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.
A goldmine of information for any historian, the Police Gazettes contain a wide range of information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and discharges within in the police service, lists of arrests and discharges and so much more. Many entries include physical descriptions of people who are wanted or missing.
You can find entries in 1932 New South Wales Polic Gazettes about the following:
- deaths in public places
- escapees and absconders from custody
- lost or stolen property and stock - names of victims; sketches of jewellery
- 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
Example entries taken from 6 April 1932:
Stealing from Person
Redfern-Btwn 5.30p.m. the 26th and 5a.m. the 27th ult., John Barrett, "Arcadia", Kensington-rd., Rose Park, Adelaide, was druggen and robbed of a red rubber tobacco pouch, and the sum of £4 10s., total value £5, by four men, NAMES UNKNOWN. Barrett engaged in a conversation with two men in the bar of the Kent Hotel, Pitt-st., Sydney; after having several drinks they were joined by two other men who suggested a motor drive. The four men together with Barrett drove away in a dark-coloured Studebaker motor car, taking them some bottled beer. After driving some time they consumed more liquor, after which Barrett remembered nothing further until he awoke on a piece of land at Victoria Park Racecourse. He then wandered to the South Sydney Hospital where he was admitted for observation. Description of offenders; 1. (driver of the car), 35, 5ft. 9in., slight build, sallow compl., fair to auburn hair, large broad nose, clean shaved; grey suit; 2nd, 33, 5 ft. 6 or 7 in., nuggety build, dark compl. and hair, full face, clean shaved; navy-blue suit, and brown felt hat; 3. about 40; tweed suit; 4th, about 30; navy-blue suit. The first two described can be ident.
Motor Vehicles Stolen
Chevrolet, reg. No. 216694, 6-cyclinder, tourer, painted dark-blue, engine No. R1017991, chassis No. HCS9889; value £150. Ident. About 10.45a.m. the 31st ult., from Harris-st., Pyrmont, the prop. of D. Mitchell and Company Ltd., Forbes-st., East Sydney.
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