Queensland Police Gazette 1921

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Media: DATA CD - 1CD (771 pages)
Year: (1921) 2008
ISBN: 9781742220666
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

An absolute goldmine of information, Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. As they were compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

They include information on warrants issued, changes in the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, retirements, deaths etc). Information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost and found items, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

This years issues also includes Hawkers and Auctioneer licences granted, as well as some photographs of those wanted, and those discharged.

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 5 February 1921 issue):

Description of Portrait [no. 1109 - portrait of a man shown]
No. 1109.-Rockhampton - Eugen Pruess, wanted for service of a summons, charged with deserting his illegitimate child, at Rockhampton, on the 17th August, 1920. Description:- About 21 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, medium build, fair complexion and hair, blue eyes, ordinary nose, minus little finger right hand; a native of Germany; speaks with a German accent; a miner; usually wears a full brown suit, ox-blood coloured boots, white shirt with turned-down coller, and a dark tie. Was last heard of when leaving Mount Mulligan, during the month of December, 1920; then stated his intention of going South, probably to Newcastle, to work in the mines there.-660. 1st February, 1921.

A vast resource of information on people and events in Queensland during 1921. Often something found in a Police Gazette is either totally unknown to the researcher, as the family kept it quiet, or it can verify a family story.

The CD contains 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 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 1921


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