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  Queensland Police Gazette 1914
Queensland Police Gazette 1914

Our Price: AU$24.50 Inc GST
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (705 pages)
Year: (1914) 2008
ISBN: 9781921461590

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Product Code: AU4103-1914

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During 1914 the Queensland Police Gazette was issued once a week, and it was stated that it "contains information received in cases of felony and of misdemeanour, and against receivers of stolen property, reputed thieves, and offenders escaped from custody, with the time, place, and circumstances of the offences, and description of offenders or those suspected, giving the appearance, dress, and other marks of identity, with every particular which may lead to their apprehension; and a description, as accurate as possible, of property that has been stolen, horses, &c."

This truly is an historian's goldmine of information which cannot be found elsewhere. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed, information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, warrants issued, reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

A unique feature of this particular year's worth of issues is that they contain of those who have licences for auctionering, hawkers, distilling, billiards, retail spirit dealing, clubs, and the transfer of publican licences. Many photographs of those missing, wanted or released are also included.

Example entry taken from the 25 July 1914 issue:
Description of Portraits, with Previous 'Gazette' References [photographs shown]
No. 737. - James Roberts, alias Boyd, alias David Rea, alias Edward Johnston, who escaped from a train through the lavatory window of a railway carriage, about 5.30 p.m. on the 20th instant, between Isis Junction and Howard, while being conveyed therein under Police escort to Bundaberg, for trial at the District Court there on the 23rd idem, charged with breaking, entering, and stealing. Description:- 61 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, about 12 stone weight, medium build, fair complexion, clean shaven, bald top of head, scanty brown hair, no teeth, scar left eyebrow and on forehead and back of head, sometimes wears spectacles; dressed in light-grey tweed  clothes and light-grey felt hat; a jeweller or carpenter; native of Ireland. Supposed since seen in the vicinity of Landsborough, and to have been wearing a black hard hat. - 38.51. 22nd July, 1914.

High 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.

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  • 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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