Queensland Police Gazette 1913
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (697 pages)
Year: (1913) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
What information can be found in a Queensland Police Gazette?
The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year, but overall you will find details of any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, discharges, resignations, deaths), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, rewards, warrants issued, lists of arrests and discharges, lost horses and cattle, deserters from services and from families, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost and found items, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are usually included if it was felt that the person may be heading towards that state.
How can this help me?
Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, being on either side of the law. Or maybe they were a Policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone that was a victim of a crime. You can find the physical details on persons listed here, missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour of their clothing when last seen).
Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - they are useful for anyone with an interest in Queensland in 1913. The CD contains all available issues that were released during that year (issue 1 is missing).
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (from the 8 February 1913 issue):
Murder - £500 Reward
Home Secretary's Department, Brisbane, 28th November, 1912
His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been placed to direct that a Reward of £500 be paid for such information as will lead to the apprehension and conviction of a half-caste names George Daniels, who in alleged to have shot, on Sunday, the 11th February, 1912, one Arthur Cogzell, while the said Arthur Cogzell was accompanying a girl names Edith Anderson from turkey Station, where she was employed, to her home at Bustard Head, and who, after shooting the said Arthur Cogzell, took the girl away with him, neither of whom has been seen nor found; and that a Pardon be granted any person who may be concerned in the crime, not being the principal offender, who may give such information.
J. Geo. Appel
Features included in this years issues include photographs for many of those wanted, discharged or missing. There are also details for licences for victuallers, clubs, packets, wine-sellers, billiards, wholesale spirit dealers, auctioneers and more.
A vast resource, which gives the reader a look at many people and events that took place in Queensland during the year 1913.
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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