Compiled to be distributed amongst the police force only, and therefore these Gazette
contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed
(promotions, demotions, retirements, deaths etc), information is also
given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and
cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, reports on those released, even
deaths reported to the police (together with their place of death and
cause of death given), and stolen bicycles and cars. Notices from interstate police gazettes are
sometimes included. You will also find details of missing stock, and
property, missing persons, even found items as well.
Now searchable, these Gazettes on CD-ROM open up a world of
interesting and comprehensive information about individual people and
their lives in Queensland's past.
This CD contains 5 years worth of Queensland Police Gazette issues all on the one CD!
Example entry taken from the 2nd January 1926 issue:
Roma Street, Brisbane - At about 2.5 p.m., on the 26th December, 1925, an
explosion was heard in Victor Jensen's boot shop, Queen street, Brisbane.
Subsequent examination showed that an attempt had been made to blow open a
safe by means of explosives, and gelignite fuses, and a detonator had been
inserted in the keyhole of another safe. The sum of 15s. 9d. was stolen from a
small drawer in the cashier's desk. Entrance to the premises was gained by
prising open the back door; the pane of glass above the door was also broken,
and it is assumed that the person who entered the premises broke the glass
with his hand, as spots of blood were spattered about the premises,
particularly at the back door. A man, who is no doubt identical with Harry
Terry, alias Johnston, convicted criminal (vide "Queensland Police Gazette"
1922, page 708, photograph No. 152), was seen leaving the laneway at the rear
of Jensen's shop immediately after the explosion was heard. Description:-
About 30 years of age, 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high, medium build, darkish
complexion, dark-brown hair, brown eyes, about 9 stone 3 lb. weight, scar on
right side of forehead, first joint of first finger of right hand deformed,
small birthing mark inside of right bicep, scar inside of left bicep, inside
left wrist, on right breast, and outside of left shin, small toe or right foot
overlapping; a native of New South Wales; rather shabbily dressed, wore a felt
Example entry taken from the 2 April 1927 issue:
Example entry taken from the 16 June 1928 issue:
Changes in the Police Force of Queensland
Constable Joseph Karey, Reg. No. 2768, Nambour, on the 19th March, 1927.
Example entries taken from the 14 September 1929 issue:
Wondai - A summons has been issued for service on Thomas O'Brien, charge with
being found unlawfully on the licensed premises of the Home Creek Hotel,
Tingoora, on the 13th May, 1928 (breach of section 85 (1) Liquor Act).
Description:- About 28 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, dark
complexion, black curly hair, clean shaven, blue eyes, regular nose, medium
build, artificial teeth in upper jaw, several gold teeth; a labourer; a native
of Queensland; wore a blue serge coat and trousers, fuji silk shirt, tan
shoes, grey tweed cap or a dirty grey felt hat; left Tingoora on the 21st
ultimo, riding a bicycle. When travelling he usually applies for rations at
Police Station. Spoke of coming to Brisbane with the object of seeking
employment at the construction of the new bridge.
Example entries taken from the 25 October 1930 issue: [only a few of the page
of entries have been transcribed here]
Property Lost or Stolen
Roma Street, Brisbane - Lost between Bowen terrace and Central Railway
Station, Brisbane, on the 23rd ultimo, the property of Mrs Berenice Maureen
Quigley, Central street, Mount Morgan, one leather suitcase, "J.J. Quigley" in
gold letters on side, 24 inches long, containing ladies' wear, including two
pairs silk pyjamas, four pairs shoes, six pairs silk bloomers, three silk
dresses, and other silk garments: value £30. Identifiable
(Vide "Police Gazette" 1929, page 265)
C.I. Branch, Brisbane - The tarpaulin, the property of King and King Ltd., has
been recovered, having been found in the possession of Hector Kindness
(arrested on another charge)), who states that he found it in Mary street,
Brisbane, on the 7th May last. No further action was desired by complainant in
High quality scanned images of the whole of each years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
KLAER, Norman Henry (on summons); assaulting Const. W.J. Dodds while acting on
the execution of his duty; fined £5 or 2 months' imprisonment; Police Court,
Brisbane, 10th October, 1930; Const. W.J. Dodds and P.C. Const. B.C.
LIVINGSTONE, William; Brisbane, 8th October, 1930; stealing a riding saddle
and a bridle, value £13, the property of Arthur Patrick McGrory; fined £2
or 14 days' imprisonment; Police Court, Brisbane, 9th October, 1930. P.C.
Consts. H.O. Aspinall and J.M. O'Malley.
MURPHY, Edwin and Victor BERTOLO; Townsville, 10th October, 1930; being
keepers of a common gaming-room (section 1, Gaming Act, 1850); each fined £50
(to be levied by execution) or 3 months' imprisonment (moiety fine to be paid
to agent); Police Court, Townsville, 10th October, 1930; P.C. Consts.W.S.
Johnson and T. Tomlinson and Dets. Senr. Sergt. O'Driscoll and Const. W.J.
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