So you've heard of Police Gazettes? But just what are they? These are regular newspapers which were produced either monthly (as is this CD), or later it was usually weekly), which were distributed among the Police Force, and included information on all sorts of happenings within the state of south Australia.
Far from being just a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians, these Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. As well as listing those in the Force, particularly if they got a promotion, you will find information on inquest verdicts, lists of those arrested, escaped prisoners and persons, discharged prisoners, and listings of lost stolen items (and from whom).
A fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there - this CD contains all issues that were produced in 1887.
Inquests - 1 June 1887
At Point Pass, 28th ultimo, on the body of Friedrich Voight. Verdict-"Accidentally killed by a kick from a horse."
At Wirreanda, 24th ultimo, on the body of Eugenie Voumard. Verdict-"Suicide by hanging while of unsound mind."
At Adelaide, 22nd and 26th ultimo, on the body of Arthur D. Webster. Verdict-"Accidentally killed by being run over by a tramcar."
At Adelaide, 23rd and 27th ultimo, on the body of Benjamin William Andrews. Verdict-"Found drowned in Botanic Gardens Creek."
At Adelaide, 26th ultimo, on the body of Ann Hynes, patient at North-terrace Asylum. Verdict-"Suicide by strangulation."
Description of Prisoners to be Discharged from H.M. Goals - 1 June 1887
James Smith, labourer, Ireland, age 48, height 5ft. 7in., sandy hair, blue eyes, scar from burn and varicose veins right leg, larceny, Bordertown; one month.
Robert Lane, saddler, English, age 54, height 5ft. 5 1/2in., grey hair, blue eyes, scars on right arm, large mole left side of face, lewdness, Adelaide; three months.
Charles Williams sailor, S.A., age 19, height 5ft. 9in., brown hair, brown eyes, scar left eyebrow, star, crescent, JA and wreath right wrist, bracelet left wrist, unlawfully on premises, Port Adelaide; one month.
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 book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.