New South Wales Police Gazette 1917 - EBOOK

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File format: PDF file 47MB (621 pages)
Year: (1917) 2023
ISBN: 9781742220369
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

What is a Police Gazette?
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Produced at regular intervals (usually once a week), it was a way of making information available to all in the Police Force throughout the whole state.

What information can be found in a New South Wales Police Gazette?
The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year, but overall you will find details of any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, retirements, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, and reports on those released, apprehensions, warrants issued, lost or stolen property and stock (provides the names of victims, together with descriptions of the items), inquests, prisoners discharged from gaols, prohibited immigrants. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

How can this help me?
Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, being on either side of the law. Or maybe they were a Policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone that was a victim of a crime. You can find the physical details on persons listed here, missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).

Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - they are useful for anyone with an interest in the history of people and events in New South Wales in 1917.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 18 April 1917 issue):

Paddington.-Mabel Swiney (31), charged with causing the death of Arabella Robinson, at Paddington, on the 1st February, 1917, has been arrested by Sergeant 2nd Class Hamilton and Constable Hollis, Sydney Police. Discharged. Offender subsequently brought before the Central Criminal Court, Sydney, on ex-officio indictment, charged with causing the abortion of deceased, and sentenced to six months' light labour.

Wagga Wagga.- Edith Emily Barclay (27), charged that she did, on the 9th October, 1911, at Lewisham, England, marry one Henry Harry Barclay, and while so married, did, on the 22nd February 1917, at Wagga Wagga, marry James Owen Miles, the said Henry Harry Barclay being then alive, has been arrested by Inspector 3rd Class Duprez, and Sergeant 2nd Class Gallaher, Wagga Wagga Police. Committed for trial at Albury Circuit Court.

This contains all 52 weekly issues that were produced for the year 1917, and is truly a fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there.

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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