New South Wales Police Gazette 1872
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Year: (1874) 2006
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
If you had family living in New South Wales in 1872, have you thought of looking in
Police Gazettes for information? These are a truly unique, useful and extremely
fascinating resource for local, family and social historians.
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, dismissals, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, inquest verdicts, missing friends, reports on those released, even deaths reported to the police (together with their place of death and cause of death given). Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
Issued weekly, this CD contains all 52 issues that were produced for the year 1872, and this truly is a fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there.
Unique features of this particular year's worth of issues is that they contain lists of Publicans' licences issued. The information that these give is: persons name, situation of hotel, and hotel name.
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 15 May 1872 issue):
At an inquest, held at Murrumburrah, on the 2nd instant, before R.B.Armstrong, Esq., Coroner, touching the destruction by fire of a blacksmith'sshop, the property of James Murray, the following verdict was returned:-"That James Murray's blacksmith's shop was destroyed by fire, on the morningof the 27th April, but there is not sufficient evidence to show how it originated".
Miscellaneous Information - £100 Reward (Desertion and Felony)
Deserted, 8th instant, from 16th Company, Royal Engineers at Southampton, embezzling a considerable sum of public money, Captain and Paymaster George Pringle. Description: Age, 50: height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion, florid; hair, dark brown (turning gray); eyes, blue (prominent); stout build; soldier like appearance. Born at Lothian, near Edinburgh, and enlisted in the Royal Engineers, at Glasgow, on 11th June, 1839, as a carpenter. £100 reward will be paid by Her Majesty's Government to any person or persons who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension of the said George Pringle. A photograph of Pringle may be seen at Scotland Yard, and at the principal Police Stations in the United Kingdom. Information to be given to Superintendent Williamson, Detective Department, Great Scotland Yard, London, S.W.
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
Metropolitan Police Office, 19th February, 1872
High quality scanned images of the whole of the years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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