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 27 August 1924:
Apprehensions During the Week [only a few example entries have been
OSWALD GEORGE CHARLICK, by Det.-Sergeant Dedman and Det. Noblet, charged
with fraudulent conversion on Charles Rawle Hocking, at Adelaide; committed
ROBERT ALBERT STERLING, on complaint, charged with a breach of the Motor
Vehicles Act, 1921, section 21, at Pooraka; complaint dismissed. For a
breach of section 34 of the Motor Vehicles Act he was fined 10s. and costs
10s. Evidence obtained by F.C.'s Sessle and Chilman.
EVELYN GERTRUDE MAY BENNEAR (alias EVA ROSS), on complaint, charged with a
breach of the Licensing Acts 1917 to 1923, section 197, at Bremen Hotel,
Hope Valley; fined £5 and costs £1. Evidence obtains by P.C.C.'s Lindsay
(W.H.) and Regan.
FANNY WALLIS (16 1/2), by P.C.C. William and Woman Police Constable
Northridge, for larceny from Irene Gwendoline Hansen, at Kent Town;
committed to Barton Vale School until 18 years of age.
This years worth of issues has some features which include:
- marine stores collectors' 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.
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.