If you had family living in Queensland in mid the mid-1870s, have you thought of looking in Police Gazettes for information? These are a goldmine of information local, family and social historians. They were compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, and contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Far from listing just those in the Force, you will find information on courts lists, inquest verdicts, lists of those arrested, escaped prisoners and persons, and listings of stolen items (and from whom).
A fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there - this CD contains all issues that were produced in 1875 and 1876. Produced once a month, most of these issues are about 12 pages in length.
Example entry: Miscellaneous Information - 5 July 1876
Appointments, Etc., Since Last Publication
Robt. Barrington Sharpe to be 2nd Class Sub-Inspector. 26th May, 1876.
Joseph Lamont to be Constable, Reg. No. 90. 17th May, 1876.
Michael Roach to be Constable, Reg. No. 114. 17th May, 1876.
John Sterling to be Constable, Reg. No. 120. 31st May, 1876.
John T. Merry to be Constable, Reg. No. 121. 31st May, 1876.
Jas. F. O'Sullivan to be Constable, Reg. No. 165. 31st May, 1876.
Henry Garlick to be Constable, Reg. No. 287. 17th June, 1876
Thomas Pettitt to be Constable, Reg. No. 371. 14th June, 1876.
Henry E. White to be Constable, Reg. No. 319. 14th June, 1876.
Chas. Fitzsimmons to be Constable, Reg. No. 425. 14th June, 1876.
Alexander Finlayson to be Constable, Reg. No. 360. 15th June, 1876.
Constable G.W.A. Matthews (391). 31st May, 1876.
3rd Class Detective Frank O'Brien (121). 7th June, 1876.
Constable P.V.K. Duffy (378). 17th June, 1876.
Constable Charles Priestly (335). 30th June, 1876.
Constable Michael Cahill (425). 31st May, 1876.
Constable Patrick Connell (355). 27th June, 1876.
Constable Edward A. Maitland (351). 28th June, 1876.
Constable Robert Stevens (368). 28th June, 1876.
Constable John Whelan (422). 30th June, 1876.
Constable Michael Raftery (165). 28th April, 1876.
Constable Thomas Bell (287). 21st March, 1876.
Constable John McKenzie (114). 7th June, 1876.
Constable Andrew Lidstone (120). 14th June, 1876.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, 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.