Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes
contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes
in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges and descriptions, inquest
verdicts, lost or stolen items, deserters, housebreak-ins warrants issued or
cancelled, escaped prisoners and missing persons, as well as those released.
Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Example entry taken from the 21 April 1920 issue:
Visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
In view of the approaching visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales,
every member of the Mounted Police must take care that his horse is
frequently and carefully groomed and kept in top condition.
Full kits and accoutrements, in perfect order and serviceable condition,
must also be held.
Many mounted men will be called to Adelaide for the occasion.
Inspectors of Divisions will give these matters their best attention.
Police Commissioner's Office, Adelaide 10/4/20.
Example entry taken from the 28 April 1920 issue:
On the 20th instant, at Adelaide, on the body of Vera Maud Bassett, aged 22
years of age, late of Gorge Road, Thorndon Park, single woman, who died at
her late residence, as above, on the 16th instant. Verdict - "I find that
the deceased came to her death at Thorndon Park, on the 16th day of April,
1920, from peritonitis consequent of a miscarriage induced, but the evidence
does not show by whom."
Fascinating searching and useful information for anyone interested in South
Australia's history and people.
Now searchable, these Gazettes on CD-ROM open up a world of interesting and
comprehensive information about individual people and their lives in South