So you've heard of Police Gazettes? But just what are they? These were weekly
publications which were distributed among the Police Force, and included
information on all sorts of happenings within the state of South Australia.
Far from being just a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for
local, family and social historians, the Police Gazettes contain details and
information that cannot be found anywhere else. As well as listing those in the
police force with promotions, resignations, commendations etc, you will find
information on arson, murders, deserters, details of those arrested and
discharged, warrants issued, escaped prisoners, missing persons, licence
applications, lost and stolen items (and from whom), apprehensions and more.
Many photographs are included of those who were missing, were wanted, or were
being discharged. Notices from police gazettes from other states are also often
Example entry taken from the 15 February 1933 issue:
Return of Appointments etc. in the South Australian Police Force
Transfers to Foot Branch - H.G. Kuchenmeister on 29/11/32; C.W. Pratt on
91/33; A.T. Dick on 22/1/33; and A.I. Johnson on 6/2/33.
Retired - W.P.A. Ockenden on 26/11/32.
Resigned - R. Long on 1/8/32
Appointment on Probateion - Alfred Hudson Lucey on 5/1/33.
Resumed Duty from Invalid Pension - W.E. Chapman on 11/10/32.
Resigned - E.B. Symons on 29/9/32; A.G. Knight on 4/11/32; E.H. Ryan on
22/11/32; and G.J. Twyford on 20/2/33.
Retired on Invalid Pension - B.W. Hancock on 12/10/32.
Discharged - G.F. Pietsch on 8/10/32 and A.L. Bodger on 16/11/32.
Deceased - W.J. Gower on 10/1/33.
Dismissed - B. Hansberry on 19/11/32 and A.H. Lucey on 19/12/32.
Women Police Branch
Appointments on Probation - Jean Margaret Campbell and Constance Cecily
McGrath on 7/11/32.
A fascinating read for learning about the people and social history of the
time, even if you don't have family there - this CD contains all issues that
were produced in 1933.
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.