If you had family living in South Australia in the latter 1880s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
This CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 regular issues of the South Australia Police Gazette, as well as one "Extraordinary" issue, that was issued during 1888. Each issue is usually four pages long, and contains information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include personal descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Inquests - 25 July 1888
At Willunga, 14th instant, on the bodies of R. Waugh, Robert Muir, George Irvin, W. Oemirch, H.J.T. Corke, F.C. Blackman, George Carder, F.C. Carter and David Blair, late of the ship "Star of Greece". Verdict-"Death by attempting to swim ashore from the above ship."
Apprehensions During the Week - 25 July 1888
Ah Woo, by M.C. Clark, for fruitstealing from Herman Muegge, Waterfall Gully; fined £2, one month in default.
David Clarke, by Det. Priest, for larceny from William Hann, Adelaide; whipped.
John and Michael Cass, by M.C. LeLievre, Nairne, for larceny from Charles Hardin, and John Cass for imposition; sent to industrial school.
Miscellaneous Information - 1 August 1888
Provisional warrant issued at Adelaide, 28th ult., for the arrest of Major Clark for conspiring to defraud Hermann Kock Kock, at Melbourne, 26th ult., of £500 by cheating at cards. Description-English, age 42, height 6ft., fair complexion, fair whiskers and moustache only, broad shoulders, erect gait, probably wearing black felt hat, black frock coat and light tweed trousers.-(C.1194.)
Stealing in Dwellings, from the Person, &c. - 1 August 1888
On the 23rd, ultimo, from the yard of the Belair Hotel, Belair, seven holland aprons (two with lace), a nightdress, a chemise, a pair of drawers, and a white silk handkerchief, the property of Kate Dunn.-(C.1167.)
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.