Are you looking for your family in South Australia? Have you thought of
looking in the Police Gazettes? A valuable record, they are a source of
information which cannot be found anywhere else.
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, you will find
details of any changes within the police force such as promotions, demotions,
resignations, dismissals, deaths etc. Information is also given on rewards,
housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters,
escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost or stolen items, reports on those
released and so much more. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes
Example entry taken from the 17 January 1900 issue:
Stealing in Dwellings, From the Person, &c.
On the 6th instant, a 4.45p.m. from Jane Smith & Co., bicycle agents, Rundle
Street, Kent Town, a "Williams" bicycle, No. 140, enamelled green, with
yellow painted rims, front rim is wood and back rim steel, rubber pedals
(one piece of the rubber missing), 72in. gear, back tire "Dunlop multiflex",
front tire "Atlas" straight handle bars, and brake and bell, value £7;
identifiable. A man who gave the name of G. Wilson, of College Road, hired
the property for an hour and has not returned; age about 25 years, height
about 5ft., medium build, dark complexion, dark hair, small brown
moustache only, and wore dark clothes. No warrant. - (C.77)
This is a valuable South Australian resource that is now
available for all that is not only easy to use, but it is also very affordable.