Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for
local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout
Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these
Gazettes therefore contain details and information that can not be found
They include court lists, given on rewards, housebreak-ins, robberies, arson,
murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends,
lost or stolen items, reports on those apprehended and released, changes in the
police force ... and so much more.
Issued approx. weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole
years worth of issues.
Example entries taken from the 14 September 1904 issue:
At Somerton, on the 10th instant, on the body of Charles Ernest Deeley, who
was found dead in his bedroom, at Somerton, on the previous day. Verdict -
"That deceased, Charles Ernest Deeley, came to his death on September 9th
1904, from a gunshot would, by his own act, while of unsound mind."
At Kadina, on the 8th instant, on the body of James Conlin, who was
crushed to death in the machinery at the Wallaroo Mines on the same day.
Verdict- "That the deceased, James Conlin, came to his death at the home
engine, Wallaroo Mines, on Thursday, September 8th, 1904, through his
clothes being accidentally caught in the cogs of the wheel of the engine
which he was driving, and that there is no blame attached to any person".
A valuable resource for those with family in South Australia in this time
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the years issues.
It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. and pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.