Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes 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 and descriptions, escaped prisoners, and missing persons. Also included is information on highway robbery, rewards offered, felonies, stolen property and more. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Example entries taken from the 3 April 1889 issue:
Constable Loveday, Thomas (3062), Wimmera District
Miss A. Lowe has been appointed Deputy-Registrar of Births and Deaths
(acting), at Frankston, during the absence on leave of Annie F. Fitzpatrick;
John Sheahan, at Narraport, vice Alfred Porter resigned; and Joseph Hodgson at
Swanwater South, vice Robert Hodgson resigned. See G.G., 29th March 1889, p.
'The Neglected Children's Act 1887', Section 21 (See Government Gazette, 29th
March 1889, p.1099)
The Administrator of the Government in Council, in pursuance of the powers
conferred by section 21 of the Neglected Children's Act 1887, has specially
authorized "Miss Dorothy Langley" to apprehend, without any warrant any child
apparently under the age of sixteen years found residing in a brothel, or
associating or dwelling with a prostitute, whether the mother of the child of
not, an to forthwith take such child before some two or more neighbouring
Justices to be dealt with according to the aforesaid Act.
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