Queensland Police Gazette 1908

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (508 pages)
Year: (1908) 2008
ISBN: 9781921461163
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family living in Queenland in the early 1900s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are an historian's goldmine of information. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

Far from just listing those who were in the Police Force, or those that were on the 'wrong side' of the law - you will also find entries of missing persons, or they might be a witness to crime, or they may have had something stolen from them, or they may even have found an item, and reported it to the Police.

Issued once a week, you will find information on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, stolen cars and motorbikes, deserters from families and also deserters from service, escaped prisoners and reports on those released ... as well as some information from interstate police gazettes ... and so much more. This CD-ROM contains all issues that were released during 1908.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 8 February 1908 issue):

Deserters from His Majesty's Service
Deserted from H.M. ship "Prometheus" at Lyttleton, New Zealand, on 4th January, 1908, John Richard Marquis and George William Hine. Descriptions: - 1st: 21 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion; a signalman, and a native of Barnsbury, London, England. 2nd: 21 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, brown hair and eyes, fresh complexion; anchor, cross, and six dots on left forearm, snake on right forearm, scar on right side of head, scar on nose, two scars on crown of head; a signalman and a native of Basingstoke, Hants, England. A reward of £3 will be paid for the apprehension of each of the above deserters.-O.387. 1st February, 1908

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
 - treasury licences
 - victuallers licences
 - wine-sellers licences and
 - wholesale spirit dealers licences

A vast resource, now readily available, and fully-searchable for the first time on CD-ROM.

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 1908


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