Police Gazettes are not only unique in their content, but they are a greatly
undervalued, and underused source for researchers of local, family and social
history. 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 entry taken from the 3 June 1908 issue:
Warrants issued for the following:-
Otto Hamburg, a pianist, 38 years, 5ft. 5in. high, medium build, fair
complexion, usually dressed in a shabby grey tweed suit, soft shirt, and
grey cap, may be heard of piano-playing at hotels, &c., for non-payment of
fine and costs (£2 5s. in all) on a charge of having used indecent language
in a public place, at Adelaide, on May 14th, 1908. In default of immediate
payment to be imprisoned in the Adelaide Gaol for the space of one month.
A valuable resource for those with family in South Australia in this time
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of
issues. It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. and pages can be searched,
browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.