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 ... and just so much more. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included. These are simply a goldmine of fascinating information for anyone.
Usually issued weekly, collected here together on the one CD is 52 of the 53 issues that were produced during 1872.
Some example entries taken from the 6 August 1872 issue are:
Housebreaking and Stealing from Dwelling-Houses
Warren, a youth about 16 years old, 5 feet 6 inches high, fair hair and complexion; dressed in dirty tweed suit and black wideawake hat, is charged on warrant, with stealing a meerschaum pipe, since recovered, from the shop of Abraham Goldberg, Swanston street, Melbourne, on the 17th July. - O.3875. 3rd August 1872.
Miscellaneous Information - Rewards
To senior constable Michael Cregan (195) and constable john Horan (2074), at Malmsbury, Castlemaine district, £3 and £2 respectively has been awarded in acknowledgement of their services in the arrest and prosecution of Mary Harper, sentenced to 5 years for arson.
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 of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.