Queensland Police Gazette 1891

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Year: (1891) 2007
ISBN: 9781921230981
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

In 1891 the Queensland Police Gazette was issued fortnightly, and they were stated that they "contained information received in cases of felony and of misdemeanour, and against receivers of stolen property, reputed thieves, and offenders escaped from custody, with the time, place, and circumstances of the offences, and description of offenders or those suspected, giving the appearance, dress, and other marks of identity, with every particular which may lead to their apprehension; and a description, as accurate as possible, of property that has been stolen, horses, &c."

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 ENTRY (taken from the 9 May 1891 issue):

Name  Where Tried / Date of Discharge Offence Sentence Native of   / Age
D.G. Chantry Brisbane / 5 May 1891 Refusing to fill up census form 14 days' confinement Ireland /  28
Thomas Bartholomew Brisbane / 6 "    "    
Obscene language 14 days' confinement England /  43
John Beavis Brisbane / 6 "  "  Illegally obtaining passage 14 days' confinement N.S. Wales / 39
Wm. Stevens Brisbane / 9 "  " Assault 2 months' hard labour Ireland / 28
John Telfer Brisbane / 11  "  " Vagrancy   6 months' hard labour Queensland / 21 

[the above is only a portion of the page, as there was 26 entries listed. it also included is height, complexion, colour of eyes, colour of hair, and any remarks - such as scars or tattoos for each person listed].

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues, 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

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Queensland Police Gazette 1891


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