Queensland Police Gazette 1907

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (501 pages)
Year: (1907) 2008
ISBN: 9781921461156
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

An amazing source of genealogical and historical information, the Police Gazettes have been a relatively untouched resource, partly because of accessibility and partly because they're not generally known as a key source. Now that they are being released on searchable CD-ROM, they are available for all to use.

Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, on either side of the law. Maybe they were a policeman who received a promotion, or someone who was a victim of crime. You can often find physical details on persons listed here if they were missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (giving name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).

This CD contains the complete issues released during 1907, and contains information on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, inquest verdicts, escaped prisoners and reports on those released. Also included are court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests, escaped prisoners, and missing persons, men deserting their wives and children as well as deserters from service, missing friends and more ... Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 25 May 1907 issue):

Persons Inquired For
Information is requested at the instance of H. Godfrey, Avoca street, Randwick, Sydney, as to the present whereabouts of Albert Travillon Abraham, otherwise known as Robert Cyril Travanion, who was last definitely heard of at Condoblin, New South Wales, and left there about the end of June or beginning of July, 1901, and late in that year wrote to a friend in Condoblin from Brisbane, but no trace of him can be found there. Mr. Gill, Director of Technical Art, Adelaide, South Australia, received a letter from Abraham, dated 4th October, 1898, from Condoblin, New South Wales, requesting some testimonials, enclosed with an application for an appointment at the School of Arts, might be returned to him, as he was applying for a similar position in New Zealand. Description:- Probably from 35 to 40 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, slight build, florid complexion, dark-brown hair, dark moustache; an artist; musical; a native of Cornwall, England. May be heard of at Technical Colleges or Schools of Art, &c. Information to the Officer in Charge, Criminal Investigation Branch.-O. 1339.
18th May, 1907.

This years worth of issues has some features which include both approvals and transfers of:
 - auctioneers licences
 - billiard licences
 - hawkers licences
 - packet licences
 - poisons certificate licences
 - registration of clubs licences
 - tobacco licences
 - victuallers licences
 - wine-sellers licences and
 - wholesale spirit dealers licences

This CD makes valuable Queensland historical information easily available for all to use. High quality scanned images of the whole 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

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Queensland Police Gazette 1907


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