Queensland Police Gazette 1900
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (629 pages)
Year: (1900) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
During 1900 the Queensland Police Gazette was issued weekly, 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, missing persons, warrants issued, arrests, escaped prisoners, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 14 July 1900 issue):
Home Secretary's Office, Brisbane, 16th June, 1899
His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to direct that a Reward of One Thousand Pounds (£1,000) be paid for such information as will lead to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons who, at Wilton street, Woolloongabba, between the evening of the 7th and the morning of the 8th June instant, murdered Susan Weaber; and that a pardon be granted to any person concerned in the crime, not being the principal offender, who make give such information.
J.F.G. Foxton (Refer to Police Gazette of 17th June, 1899, page 280)
Unique features of this years issues are that they include:
- auctioneers licences
- victuallers licences
- brewery licences
- registration of clubs
- wine-sellers licences
- wholesale spirit-dealers licences
- tobbacco manufacturers licences, as well as those licenced to sell tobbacco
- billiard licences
- hawkers licences
Now searchable, these Gazettes on CD-ROM open up a world of interesting and comprehensive information about individual people and their lives in Queensland.
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