Queensland Police Gazette 1886

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (350 pages)
Year: (1886) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315299
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family living in Queensland in 1880s, have you thought of looking in Police Gazettes for information? These are a truly unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians.

Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, dismissals, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, reports on those released, even deaths reported to the police (together with their place of death and cause of death given). Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

A fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there - this CD contains all issues that were produced for the years 1886.

Unique features of this particular year's worth of issues is that they contain the following:

  • lists of Justices of the Peace in New South Wales and Queensland
  • lists of Medical Practitioners
  • lists of Ministers of Religion (authorised to celebrate marriages in the colony)
  • also listings of those who have licences for auctioneering, distilling, billiards, retail spirit dealing, and the transfer of publican licence

SAMPLE ENTRIES (taken from the 3 July 1886 issue):

Housebreaking and Stealing for the Dwelling-House
(Vide Police Gazette, 1886, page 84)
The property stolen from the dwelling of Victor Kipman has been recovered and traced to the possession of Joseph Abrahams, who was arrested by the Sydney police. Remanded to Brisbane, where he was discharged for want of sufficient evidence. 29th June, 1886.

Felonies and Offences not Otherwise Described
About 6 a.m. on the 24th ultimo a cow, the property of Jane Gillis, Gowrie Little Plain, Highfields, was maliciously shot. Suspicion attaches to a man named Knowski who resides in that locality. 24th June, 1886.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the 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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