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New South Wales Police Gazette 1924

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (808 pages)
Year: (1924) 2008
ISBN: 9781742221465
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, discharges, resignations, deaths), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, rewards, warrants issued, lists of arrests and discharges, lost horses and cattle, deserters from services and from families, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost and found items, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are usually included if it was felt that the person may be heading towards that state, and also in this year's issue you will find many references to convicts.

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 New South Wales in 1924. The CD contains all issues that were released during that year.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 9 April 1924 issue):

Return of Prisoners Tried at the Different Circuit Courts of Quarter Sessions 
Name: George Cosgrove
Offence: Attempt to steal
On whom committed: Holden Bros.
Where and when tried: Sydney O.S., 4th February, 1924
Sentence: 2 years H.L.

Name: Francis Keith Twogood
Offence: Embezzlement
On whom committed: later Conservation Commission
Where and when tried: Sydney O.S., 4th February, 1924
Sentence: 9 months H.L. Sentence suspended under the Crimes Act, also to pay the sum of £6 to the Clerk of the Peace within three months.

Name: Edward Joseph Ronan
Offence: Assault and robbery
On whom committed: John Hussey
Where and when tried: Sydney O.S., 4th February, 1924
Sentence: Pleaded guilty to common assault, 2 years H.L. Concurrent with sentence now serving.

A truly amazing source of information, let alone the fascinating reading and learning about the social history of the time. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. 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

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book.  Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.

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