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 anywhere else.
They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and sometimes missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Issued approx. weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole years worth of issues.
Some example entries are:
Notice - 2 January 1868
All persons having claims against the Police Department are requested to present them for payment without delay, and all members of the force are required to use every means in their power to facilitate the settlement of such accounts.
The Government does no hold itself responsible for private debts by members of the Police Force.
Murder, etc. - 3 September 1868
See Government Gazette, 1st September, 1868, p. 1696
David Roberts Killed at Quartz Reef, Pleasant Creek
Fifty to One Hundred Pounds Reward
Whereas on the morning of Sunday, the 9th of August instant, a disturbance took place at the Quartz Reef, Pleasant Creek, in which several persons were engaged and during which one David Roberts received a blow on the head, in consequence of which he died the same day: Notice is hereby given that a Reward of Fifty pounds will be paid by the Government for such information as will lead to the discovery of the person who struck the blow, such reward to be increased to One hundred pounds if a verdict of wilful murder should be returned against the accused person.
Chief Secretary's Office
Melbourne, 31st August, 1868.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.