Queensland Police Gazette 1888

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (428 pages)
Year: (1888) 2006
ISBN: 9781921230967
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The Queensland Police Gazette were produced as a means of advising others in the police force of the happenings - those wanted, property stolen, items found, persons arrested and so much more.

Issued weekly during 1888, this truly is an
historian's goldmine of information which cannot be found elsewhere. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed, 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.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 7 April 1888 issue):

Deserters from the German Navy
Deserted from H.I.M. gunboat "Eber", at Cooktown, on the 15th ultimo:- Carl Caesmann, about 22 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, slender build, hair on face, a native of Hamburg, can speak English. Carl Schloer, about 22 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, slender build, light fair hair, greyish-blue eyes, brown moustache only, scar on forehead and back of head. H. Hanse, 22 years of age, 5 feet 6 3/4 inches high, medium build, fair hair, short beard and moustache, blue eyes, a native of Schleswig-Holstein. Supposed to have gone to Anna Tin Mines. The German Consul has offered a reward of £3 for the arrest of each deserter. 2nd April, 1888.

Return of Prisoners Tried
James Sullivan, alias Berry, alias Toohill, was arrested by Constable Owen Martin, not Detective A. Johnson, as stated. 3rd April, 1888

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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