Queensland Police Gazette 1869-1870 - EBOOK

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File format: PDF file 15MB (198 pages)
Year: (1869-70) 2023
ISBN: 9781921230028
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

So you've heard of Police Gazettes? But just what are they? These are regular newspapers which were produced either monthly (as is this CD), or later it was usually weekly), which were distributed among the Police Force, and included information on all sorts of happenings within the state of Queensland.

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 Force, particularly if they got a  promotion, you will find information on courts lists, inquest verdicts, lists of those arrested, escaped prisoners, missing persons, and listings of stolen items (and from whom).

A fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there - this products contains all issues that were produced in 1869 and 1870.


Murder, etc.
On the morning of the 17th instant, the body of a boy, named Carl Wildermot, aged 11 years, was found brutally murdered at German Station, having been tomahawked from behind. Traces of an aboriginal's feet were discovered near the spot where the body was found, and one was seen coming from that direction the night previous with a tomahawk in his hand. - 17th March, 1869

Escaped Prisoners
Escaped from the custody of the Rockhampton Police, on the evening of the 22nd ultimo, Michael Ryan, alias 'Ned Willis', native of New South Wales, aged 28 years, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, medium build, dark hair (short on scalp, bald over temples, dark goatee), ordinary bush dress. Well known on Crocodile Creek Digging, where he has been working for the past three years. Several charged of horse-stealing exist against this offender. - 1st October, 1869

Missing Friends
Information is requested respecting John Richmond, a Scotchman, aged about 36, 5 feet 6 inches high, medium build, ruddy complexion, freckled face, brown hair, blue eyes, rather sunken, small sandy wickers and beard, a cordial manufacturer  by trade, but the for the last 10 years he has followed the occupation of a miner. He was last heard of at Gympie about twelve months since. It is reported that he is at present working at Gilberton. Information to Commissioner of Police, Brisbane. - 28th January, 1870

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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