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, apprehensions, warrants issued, missing friends, lost or
stolen items, reports on those released and so much more. Notices from
interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
Example entries taken from the 7 January 1925 issue:
Lost or Stolen
On December 29th, 1924, from a motor car between Prospect and Angaston, a
Michelin motor balloon tyre, tube and rim, size 33 by 570 tyre number
494174, value £12, the property of ABRAHAM HAJJI QURBAN;
DAISY DOROTHY MCKINLEY, described as a native of India, 28 years of Age,
5ft. 6in. very fair complexion, very fair frizzy hair, light-brown eyes,
dressed in brown costume and brown hat; left home at Military Road,
Semaphore, on December 15th, 1924, accompanied by her daughter, aged two
years, and her sister, Violet Lapere, stating her intention of going to
Melbourne, Victoria, for a holiday, but has not been heard of since. Inquiry
is on behalf of her husband, William McKinley, residing as
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.