New South Wales Police Gazette 1864
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (418 pages)
Year: (1864) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians as well as 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.
A goldmine of information for any historian, the Police Gazettes contain a wide range of information such as lists of warrants issued, details of those arrested and discharged (which include physical descriptions of the offender), escaped prisoners (also with descriptions), details of those deserting their wives and families, as well as deserters from service, and missing friends. You will also find details on murders, robberies, arson, rape, sacrilege and more. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 5 October 1864 issue):
- Highway Robbery and Attempt to Murder
About 9 p.m. on the 1st instant, Ah Sen and Ah You (Chinese) were stopped at Demondrille Creek by two armed men (hereunder described) and robbed, the former of £2, the latter of 2s. Description: 1st, 30 to 34 years of age, tall, long whiskers and moustache; dressed in new dark monkey jacket, black trousers and long boots; rode a bay horse. 2nd, 24 years of age, short, fat face, no whiskers; dressed in dark monkey jacket, light trousers, and long boots. These offenders were armed with revolvers and a large knife two feet long, they had their faces blackened and wore a towel tied round the head. Ah Sen was also shot in the back by these offenders.
Mary Wentworth Dickson, charged on warrant with stealing 5 race horses, value £500, the property of John Solomon, George-street, Sydney, has been arrested by Senior Sergeant Kerrigan, Maitland Police. Remanded to Sydney to be dealt with; bail allowed, herself in £250 and two sureties of £125 each, for her appearance at the Police Office, Sydney, on the 6th proximo.
The Police Gazettes makes for fascinating reading and learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there.
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