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  Queensland Police Gazette 1892
Queensland Police Gazette 1892


 
Our Price: AU$19.50 Inc GST
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (463 pages)
Year: (1892) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315329

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What is a Police Gazette?
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Produced at regular intervals (usually once a week), it was a way of making information available to all in the Police Force throughout the whole state.

What information can be found in a Queensland Police Gazette?
The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year, but overall you will find details of any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, retirements, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, rewards offered and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

How can this help me?
Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, being on either side of the law. Or maybe they were a Policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone that was a victim of a crime. You can find the physical details on persons listed here, missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).

Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - they are useful for anyone with an interest in Queensland in the 1890s.

Example entry taken from the 2 January 1892 issue: [please note this is only a small extract]
List of Medical Practitioners registered under the 'Medical Act of 1867' new resident in Queensland
No. of Certificate: 275
Name: Bancroft, Thomas Lane
Address: Wharf street, Brisbane
Date of Registration:6 April, 1865
Qualifications: M.D., Univ. St. And., 1859, Mem. R. Coll. Surg., Eng., 1859., Lic. Soc. Apoth., Lond., 1859.

Example entry taken from the 9 January 1892 issue:
Theatrical License
Granted to Samuel Payne, of Aramac, authorising the Marathon Hall, Aramac, to be a place in which public entertainments may be given for a period of twelve months from 21st Decmeber, 1891.

This CD contains high quality scanned images all 53 issues that were produced for the year 1892, and is truly a fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

System Requirements
  • Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
  • Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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