Queensland Police Gazette 1911
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (643 pages)
Year: (1911) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
If you had family living in Queensland in the early 1900s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a genealogist'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 had something stolen from them, or may even have found an item and reported it to the Police.
Produced weekly The Police Gazettes include court lists, details of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges and descriptions, lost or stolen items, missing animals, escaped prisoners and missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included. You will also find licencing details for victuallers, wine-sellers, and billiards. These issues include many photographs of those wanted, as well as those being released.
SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 17 June 1911 issue):
Housebreaking and stealing from the Dwelling House
C.I. Branch, Rockhampton - The premises of Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey, jewellers, East street, Rockhampton, were entered during the night of the 9th instant, and two safes opened by means of keys, and the following articles of jewellery (valued at about £950; identifiable) and £30 in cash stolen therefrom. The manager A.A. Radcliffe, held possession of the safe keys throughout the night in question, and the duplicate keys were held by the Bank of New South Wales, Rockhampton. Entrance to the premises was apparently effected through the front door, which was secured with a Chubb lock; this was apparently opened with a key, and the three other doors opening into the premises were opened from the inside by keys that were left hanging in the shop. As the above offence occurred during Carnival Week at Rockhampton, there was a number of Southern speilers and criminals in the town.
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Fascinating searching and useful information for anyone interested in Queenslands history and people.
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.
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