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 anywhere else.
They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of Justices of the Peace, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Example entry taken from the 2 March 1881 issue:
Stealing in Dwellings, from the Person, &c.
Since the 25th December last, from an unoccupied house at Brownhill Creek, near Crafers, three saucepans, an iron kettle, a gridiron, a tin cullender, two flat irons, three tin dishes, a bath tub, an earthenware teapot, basin, jars, and dinner plates, a japanned tea caddy, a pair of girl's stays (new), a blue fly-net for hat, a child's cloth cap, two elastic belts, a pair of elastic braces, two quilted bibs, two pairs of baby's sleeves, a pocket-book (Russian leather), a prayer-book, hymn-book, and several children's books, the property of Henry Fooks. Identifiable.-(C.475)
Example entry taken from the 30 November 1881 issue:
On the 24th instant, by William Hicks, J.P., at Gumeracha, on the body of Stephen Moran, who was found handing dead on the premises of W.R. Randell, at above place, on that day. Verdict - "Suicide by hanging himself while under the unfluence of strong religious excitement".
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original issues for this year, and these have been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.