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.
Issued once a week, this CD-ROM is a compilation of all of the issues of the South Australia Police Gazette that were issued 1895. 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. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Example entries taken from the 28 August 1895 issue:
Warrant issued for the following:-
Harriet Elizabeth Benson, age 17 1/2 years, height 5ft., dirty brown complexion, with pimples on face, black hair, dark eyes, very large nose, thin face, and slim build, wore navy blue dress, and may have a navy blue jacket, black hat, with black ribbon on it, and shoes, on the 22nd instant, being an inmate of the Girls' Reformatory at Edwardstown, did unlawfully abscond therefrom.-(C.1565).
On the 25th Instant, between 6.15 and 9.30 p.m., the dwelling-house of Robert Northey, and Caeron-street, Gawler, wasfeloniously entered, and the following property stolen from a bedroom:- A lady's black leather purse, with clasp at the side; a tan-coloured purse, with knob fastening; a black leather purse, with knob fastening; a second-class return ticket to Melbourne; to Coburg train tickets; some pen and twopenny postage stamps; six £1 bank notes; two soverigns, and about £1 8s. in silver; also, a silver bracelet, about 1in. wide, has a buckle on one side, with flowers on each side of it, has a dent on the opposite side, and the name of "Lila Tamboyne" scratched on the inside with a pin; also, a silver bracelet, 1/2in. wide, with raised flowers in silver on one side of it, and the name of "Lila" engraved on the outside; identifiable, except money.-(C.1559).
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 years worth of issues, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.