Issued once a week, this CD-ROM is a compilation of all of the issues of the South Australia Police
Gazette that were issued in 1893. 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 descriptions), escaped prisoners, and
missing persons, house-breakins, deserting wives and families, inquests, missing
friends and more ... Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often
The Police Gazettes are an incredibly unique source of information, simply
because they were designed to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, and
the information contained often cannot be found anywhere else.
Example entries taken from the 12 July 1893 issue:
At Angus Plains, the 10th instant, on the body of Isaac Davidson, who was
found on his father's farm, the 7th instant, with a gunshot wound in his left
breast, from which he died on the 9th instant. Verdict- "That the deceased's
death was caused by a gunshot wound inflicted by himself whilst in a state of
unsound mind. No blame attachable to any person."
Apprehensions During the Week [please note: only a portion of the whole
list has been transcribed here]
Charles Martin Magen, by M.C. Kerin, for larceny from Samuel Tuckwell, at
Maitland; fined £5.
Frederick Moss, by F.C. Wache, for criminal breach of trust, at Dehra Dun,
India; remanded there.
Peter Kennedy and John Blackwell, on an information for being unlawfully on the
premises of William White, at Goodwood; whipped.
Edward Irvine, by M.C. Cathlove, as a lunatic, at Beltana; discharged.
William Lintern, by M.C. O'Callaghan, for fowl-stealing from Herman Weinrich, at
James Pollard, by M.C. Delany, for false pretenses on Bernard Vohr, at
Jamestown; seven days.
Richard Howard, by L.C. Orr, for larceny from Richard Curtin, at Carrieton;
Cornwall Lewis, alias James Edward Lewis, by F.C. Huppatz, for lewdness, at
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.