Queensland Police Gazette 1928
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (674 pages)
Year: (1928) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
During 1928 the Queensland Police Gazette was issued weekly, and it was stated that they "contained information received in cases of felony and of misdemeanour, and against receivers of stolen property, reputed thieves, and offenders escaped from custody, with the time, place, and circumstances of the offences, and description of offenders or those suspected, giving the appearance, dress, and other marks of identity, with every particular which may lead to their apprehension; and a description, as accurate as possible, of property that has been stolen, horses, &c."
This truly is an historian's goldmine of information which cannot be found elsewhere. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed, information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, missing persons, warrants issued, arrests, escaped prisoners, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 16 June 1928 issue):
Wondai - A summons has been issued for service on Thomas O'Brien, charge with being found unlawfully on the licensed premises of the Home Creek Hotel, Tingoora, on the 13th May, 1928 (breach of section 85 (1) Liquor Act). Description:- About 28 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, dark complexion, black curly hair, clean shaven, blue eyes, regular nose, medium build, artificial teeth in upper jaw, several gold teeth; a labourer; a native of Queensland; wore a blue serge coat and trousers, fuji silk shirt, tan shoes, grey tweed cap or a dirty grey felt hat; left Tingoora on the 21st ultimo, riding a bicycle. When travelling he usually applies for rations at Police Station. Spoke of coming to Brisbane with the object of seeking employment at the construction of the new bridge.
Now searchable, these Gazettes on CD-ROM open up a world of interesting and comprehensive information about individual people and their lives in Queensland.
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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