New South Wales Police Gazette 1918

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (631 pages)
Year: (1918) 2008
ISBN: 9781742220376
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Starting with the first issue of the year on 2 January 1918, the New South Wales Police Gazette was generally issued once a week. This CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 issues of the that were released during that year.

Each issue is between 10-14 pages in length, and contains information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service (promotions, demotions, discharges, those retiring), lists of apprehensions and discharges (which often include physical descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons, house-breakins, deserting wives and families, deserters from military service, inquests, lost and found property, prohibited immigrants,  licences (explosives, booth and publicans licenses), missing friends and more ... Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

The Police Gazettes are an incredibly unique source of information, simply because they were designed to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, and the information contained often cannot be found anywhere else.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 25 December 1918 issue):

Notice - Police Department
Sydney, 20th December, 1918
The undermentioned members of the Garrison Military Police have been appointed as Special Constables:-
No. 5414, Begg, John.
No. 5442, Brown, Michael
No. 5454, Butcher, Albert Henry
No. 5416, Chenhall, Samuel Elijah
No. 5431, Coates, Dennis
No. 5410, Connor, Edward Thomas
No. 5433, Cook, George Robert.
No. 5419, Dillon, Wellington James
No. 5411, Dyne, Horace Frederick
No. 5420, Eltherington, George Jackson

Not only is this an invaluable resource for anyone researching in New South Wales, but it makes for fascinating reading even if you don't have family there.

High quality scanned images of each of the original issues released throughout the year. 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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New South Wales Police Gazette 1918


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