New South Wales Police Gazette 1920 - EBOOK

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Media: EBOOK - download
File format: PDF file 67MB (810 pages)
Year: (1920) 2023
ISBN: 9781742220390
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

So you've heard of Police Gazettes? But just what are they? These were weekly publications which were distributed among the Police Force, and included information on all sorts of happenings within the state of New South Wales.

Far from being just a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians, these Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. As well as listing those in the police force with promotions, resignations, commendations etc, you will find information on courts lists, arson, murders, deserters, lists of those arrested and discharged, warrants issued, escaped prisoners, missing persons, and listings of stolen items (and from whom). Notices from police gazettes from other states are also often included.

A fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there. Contains all issues that were produced in 1920.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from 28 January 1880 issue):

Deserters from His Majesty's Service
From H.M.A.S. "Cerberus" at Williamston, on the 12th October, 1920
Albert Hancock Robinson, able seaman, born in England, 23 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion.

From H.M.A.S. "Sydney" at Sydney, on the 4th October, 1920
George Reginald Lewis Burgess, stoker second class, born in New South Wales, 18 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, medium complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes. A reward not exceeding £6 and expenses will be paid for the apprehension of
the abovenamed deserter.

From H.M.A.S. "Brisbane", at Sydney, on the 16th October, 1920
Patrick John Egan, telegraphist, born in New South Wales, 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, fresh complexion, light-brown hair, hazel eyes, scar on left arm.
Jack Rowland Windsor, stoker, born in New South Wales, 21 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes, scar above second joint of third left finger.
Harry Raymond Mantova, stoker, born in New South Wales, 18 years of age, 5 feet 10 1/4 inches high, fresh complexion, dark hair, brown eyes, scar on leg.
A reward not exceeding £6 and expenses will be paid for the apprehension of each of the abovenamed deserters.

Now searchable, these gazettes open up a world of interesting and comprehensive information about individual people and their lives in early New South Wales. Fascinating searching and useful information for anyone interested in New South Wales' history and people.

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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