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, inquest verdicts, lost or stolen items,
reports on warrants issued, as well as those released and so much more. Notices
from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
Example entry taken from the 4 October 1922 issue:
Deserting Wives, Families, etc.
Warrants issued for the following:-
CLARENCE LESLIE SMITH, described as a salesman, 29 years of age, about 5ft.
10in high, fresh complexion, brown hair, usually clean shaven, brown eyes,
one front tooth gold filled; charged that on the 1st April, 1922, at
Walkerville, he did unlawfully leave without adequate means of support his
wife, Olive Ada Smith. He is therefore to be arrested and brought before the
Police Court, Adelaide, to be further dealt with according to law. Warrant
filed at Criminal Investigation Department, Adelaide.-(C.4005)
This years worth of issues has some features which include:
- marine stores collectors' and dealers' licences
- list of medical officers appointed to attend destitute persons' in
- and even a few photographs of those wanted
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.
High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues.
This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched,
browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.