Queensland Police Gazette 1864-1866

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (203 pages)
Year: (1864-66) 2007
ISBN: 9781921230615
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family living in Queensland in the 1860s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a historian's goldmine of information. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Far from just listing those who were in the Police Force, or those that were on the 'wrong side' of the law - you will also find entries of missing persons, or they might be a witness to crime, or they may have had something stolen from them, or they may even have found an item, and reported it to the Police.

Produced once a month, you still get information on the housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners and reports on those released ... as well as some information from interstate police gazettes ... and so much more.

This CD-ROM starts with the 22 July 1864 issue, this was the very first issue ever released, and continues with one issue a month until the end of December 1866. Each issue is usually four or five pages in length, and is full of fascinating information.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 2 November 1864 issue):

Warrants having been issued for the arrest of Charles Dawson, Charles Morris alias McMahon, and - Kerr, for attempting to murder on Richard Henry Willis, at the Houghton River, on the 4th March last. £50 will be paid on the apprehension of each of the said persons.

Charles Dawson,-5 feet 6 inches in height, slight make, dark hair, blue eyes, short black beard. He went to the Valley of Lagoona with Mr. Hilfling's cattle.
Charles Morris, alias McMahon, alias Forbes, alias Holmes-5 feet 10 inches in height, rather stout, light hair, and light whiskers and beard. He was lately in the employment of Messrs. Scott Brothers, Dalrymple and Co., as a bullock-driver.
- Kerr, 5 feet 8 inches, light hair, blue eyes, with a Roman nose. He was shearing for Mr. McLellan last season.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of each of the original issues for this year. These and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. 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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Queensland Police Gazette 1864-1866


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