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
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, missing persons. The Queensland Police
Gazettes also often include details of the Auctioneers, Hawkers and Wholesale
Spirit Merchant licences. Photographs of many people missing, wanted or released
are included. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often
Usually issued weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole of
the Queensland 1915 years worth of issues.
Example entries taken from the 23 January 1915 issue:
A hawker's license has been granted to the following person:
Date When Issued: 1914, 14 December
Place Where Issued: Einasleigh
Name of Holder: George Moses Malouf
A reward of £100 is offered by the Commonwealth Government for information
leading to the conviction of the forger, or any person criminally concerned in
the circulation of the forgery of an Australian ten-shilling note, No.
M536739, recently passed into circulation at Melbourne.-450. 18th January,
High quality scanned images of the whole year's worth of issues. This CD has
been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.