New South Wales Police Gazette 1917
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (631 pages)
Year: (1917) 2008
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 CD 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.
High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easynavigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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