Queensland Police Gazette 1930
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (686 pages)
Year: (1930) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
What is a Police Gazette?
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Produced at regular intervals (usually once a week), it was a way of making information available to all in the Police Force throughout the whole state.
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, deserted from service, deserters from families, warrants issued, prisoners discharged, missing friends, lost and found items and more.
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. 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 clothing worn). Occasionally there is even a photograph.
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 25 October 1930 issue):
KLAER, Norman Henry (on summons); assaulting Const. W.J. Dodds while acting on the execution of his duty; fined £5 or 2 months' imprisonment; Police Court, Brisbane, 10th October, 1930; Const. W.J. Dodds and P.C. Const. B.C. O'Sullivan.
LIVINGSTONE, William; Brisbane, 8th October, 1930; stealing a riding saddle and a bridle, value £13, the property of Arthur Patrick McGrory; fined £2 or 14 days' imprisonment; Police Court, Brisbane, 9th October, 1930. P.C. Consts. H.O. Aspinall and J.M. O'Malley.
MURPHY, Edwin and Victor BERTOLO; Townsville, 10th October, 1930; being keepers of a common gaming-room (section 1, Gaming Act, 1850); each fined £50 (to be levied by execution) or 3 months' imprisonment (moiety fine to be paid to agent); Police Court, Townsville, 10th October, 1930; P.C. Consts.W.S. Johnson and T. Tomlinson and Dets. Senr. Sergt. O'Driscoll and Const. W.J. Gooch.
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 Queenslanders in this era
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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