New South Wales Police Gazette 1874

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Year: (1874) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315282
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

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.

A goldmine of information for any historian, the Police Gazettes contain a wide range of information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and discharges within in the police service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include physical descriptions of the offender), escaped prisoners (also with descriptions), details of those deserting their wives and families, missing friends, deserters from H.M. Service, lists of horses and cattle stolen. You will also find details on murders, robberies, arson, sacrilege and more. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 8 April 1874 issue):

Deserters from Her Majesty's Service
Deserted at Sydney, on 4th April, 1874, James Snooks, ship's cook, born 29th September, 1838, at Portsea, 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, scar on right forearm. Harry is his proper Christian name.

Deserted at Sydney, on the 3rd April, 1874, Andrew Chalmers, A.B., born 11th November, 1854, at the Orkney Islands, 5 feet 5 inches high, light hair, light grey eyes, fair complexion, "S. F. M. S." on right arm, left arm name. Former ship "Blanche".

A reward of £3 will be paid for the apprehension of each of the abovenamed men.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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