Queensland Police Gazette 1896 - EBOOK

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Media: EBOOK - download
File format: PDF file 23MB (478 pages)
Year: (1896) 2023
ISBN: 9781921230875
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

During 1896 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 (from the 18 April 1896 issue:

Miscellaneous - Rewards
£7 to Senior Sergeant Hugh O'Loan, Reg. No. 258, and £3 10s. to Constable Charles Thomas Cantrell, Reg. No. 697, for bravery displayed in the arrest of Fuzial Deene for murder at Warwick on the 15th October, 1895.

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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