olice 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
They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes
in the Police Force, lists of arrests and discharges (which include physical descriptions), escaped prisoners, and sometimes missing persons.
The Queensland Police Gazettes also often include details of the licenceholders
of: Auctioneers, Victuallers, Hawkers, Billiards, Wine Sellers and more. Notices from
Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Usually issued weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole of
the Queensland 1890 years worth of issues.
Example entries taken from the 4 October 1890 issue:
Housebreaking and Stealing from the Dwelling-House
Brisbane - Stolen from the dwelling of Samavil Caravano, River Bank, Kanagroo
Point, on the 18th or 19th instant:- 4 £1-notes, £3 10s. in gold (one jubilee
sovereign), £6 in silver. Suspicion attaches to a man known by the name of
Nicholas - a Greek who resides in an oyster saloon in George street, near the
Railway Station.-O.1901. 29th September, 1890.
Rosalie - About 9.30p.m. on the 17th instant a humpy, valued at £10, the
property of Mary Pearson, Lizzie Lee Estatee, Ithaca Creek, was maliciously
destroyed by fire. Suspicion attached to a boy named Carroll, who resides in
that locality.-O.1908. 29th September, 1890.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the years worth of issues. This CD can be
viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later
recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no
installation. The entire text is searchable.