New South Wales Police Gazette 1916 - EBOOK

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File format: PDF file 57MB (706 pages)
Year: (1916) 2023
ISBN: 9781742220352
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.

They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of Justices of the Peace, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons, as well as lists for liquor, wine sellers, tobacco sellers, auctioneers, billiard and poisons licences. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 12 July 1916 issue):

Murder - £250 Reward
Whereas about 7.15 a.m. on the 5th April last, the dead body of a Greek named George Pappageorgi was found int he kitchen at the Allies Cafe, No. 635 George-street and a rope tied tightly around his neck: And whereas at an adjourned inquest held on the 6th ultimo, before the City Coroner, the following verdict was returned:- "I find that the said George Pappageorgi, at No. 635 George-street, Sydney, in the Distict, in the State of New South Wales, on the 5th day of April, 1916, died from injuries inflicted upon him by some person or persons to me unknown, at the same place, on the same day: And I further find that, in the manner aforesaid, the said person or persons to me unknown did feloniously and maliciously murder the said George Pappageorgi." Notice is hereby given that a reward of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds (£250) will be paid by Government for such information as shall lead to the apprehension and conviction of the guilty person or persons. In addition to tohe above reward, His Excellency the Governor will be advised to extend a free pardon to any accomplice, not being the person who actually inflicted the said injuries and thereby caused death, who sally first give such required information. This reward to remain in force for three months only.

Prisoner Released on License
Tamworth.-A commitment warrant to serve the unexpired portion of the sentence of three years' hard labour imposed upon him at the Gunnedah Sessions on the 17th November, 1913, has been issued by the Tamworth Bench against Roland (or Rowland) Thompson, alias John Roberts, alias G.H. or John Smith, for committing a breach of the conditions of his release on license. Offender is 39 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, fresh complexion, black hair, blue eyes, nose crooked, right forefinger deformed, mole on right cheek, mole on back neck, scar on left knee; a labourer. Identical with discharged prisoner same name (vide Police Gazette, 1916, page 276, and Photo book No. 72, page 246). Not to be arrested after the 16th November, 1916. See also "Offenced, &c." this issue).

Media: EBOOK - download
File format: PDF file 46MB (550 pages)
Year: (1911) 2023
ISBN: 9781921461040
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Looking for a person in New South Wales 1911? Have you thought of looking in the Police Gazettes?

Containing a whole host of information, the Police gazettes were released weekly, and include an enormous amount of genealogical and historical information for the researcher. Their primary role was to provide information and instructions to members of the police force.

You can expect the New South Wales Police Gazettes to include the following information that will usually list names and some times personal details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the researcher:
 - apprehensions
 - complainants
 - deaths in public places
 - escapees and absconders from custody
 - lost or stolen property and stock—names of victims; sketches of jewellery and watches
 - deserting wives, families, etc
 - deserting from military service
 - deserting from merchant vessels
 - inquests
 - missing friends
 - persons suspected or wanted for a crime and warrants issued
 - police promotion examination results and appointments
 - prisoners discharged from gaols
 - prisoners released on tickets of leave (under licence)
 - prohibited immigrants
 - publicans’ licences

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 9 August 1911 issue):

Sydney-Charles Edward Moss (40), charged on warrant that he did, at Sydney, on the 3rd March, 1897, marry Amelia Elizabeth Stevens, and that whilst so married did, on the 5th April, 1911, at Sydney,  marry Florence Elizabeth Parker, the said Amelia Elizabeth Stevens being then alive, has been arrested by Senior-constable Robertson and Constable Saunders, Sydney Police. Committed for trial at Quarter Sessions.

Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.

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

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