Queensland Police Gazette 1920
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (788 pages)
Year: (1920) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
If you had family living in Queensland in 1920s, have you thought of looking in Police Gazettes for information? These are a truly unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians.
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, dismissals, deaths etc), you will find information on all of the following:
- convictions without custodial sentence
- escapees and absconders from custody
- lost or stolen property and stock—names of victims
- deserting wives, families, etc
- deserting from military service
- deserting from merchant vessels
- missing friends
- persons suspected or wanted for a crime and warrants issued
- police resignations, dismissals and discharges
- police killed in action or dying in the service
- police promotion examination results and appointments
- prisoners tried at supreme and circuit courts
- prisoners discharged from gaols
- prisoners released under licence
- prohibited immigrants
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 9 October 1920 issue):
Crimes and Offences not Otherwise Described
Wynnum.-Albert Victor Petersen, manager of the State Butcher's Shop, Bay terrace, Wynnum South, reports that a pane of glass, 36 by 40 inches (value, £2 10s), in the State Butcher's Shop, was broken, supposed wilfully caused by some person or persons unknown. Suspicion attaches to men who were heard talking near the shop at 11.25 p.m. on the 24th instant, when a crash of glass was heard by people in the vicinity.-5507. 27th September, 1920.
Kynuna.-Thomas William Magson was arrested at Kynuna on the 9th instant, charged with the murder of James Brennan, at Winton on the 8th instant, and was remanded to Winton on the 16th instant, and appeared before the Police Court there on the 20th idem, when he was discharged. During a quarrel between deceased and accused in a billiard-room at Kynuna, on the 4th instant, the former received injuries and was removed to the Winton Hospital, and died four days later. A post mortem examination on the body was made by Dr. George, when it was found that the death was due to compression of the spinal cord (cervical region following on fracture 6th cervical vertebrae), valvular aortic disease, pneumonia, and cardiac and respiratory failure.-5543. 29th September, 1920.
There are many thousands of people listed every year in the Police Gazettes, and these can be used to verify family stories that may have been passed down, but no doubt you'd find more that was never told. Now that they are on CD-ROM ... and fully-searchable using them has never been easier.
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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