Queensland Police Gazette Compendium 1921-1925
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Media: DATA CD - 2 CDs (3918 pages)
Year: (1921-1925) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Compiled to be distributed amongst the police force only, and therefore these Gazette 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, retirements, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, reports on those released, even deaths reported to the police (together with their place of death and cause of death given), and stolen bicycles and cars. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included. You will also find details of missing stock, and property, missing persons, even found items as well.
Now searchable, these Gazettes on CD-ROM open up a world of interesting and comprehensive information about individual people and their lives in Queensland's past. This CD set contains 5 years worth of Queensland Police Gazette issues all on 2 CDs!
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.
Deserters from His Majesty's Service
Deserted from H/M/A/S. "Brisbane" at Sydney, on 15th March, 1922, Frederick John Simpson, stoker, 21 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, old appendix scar; a native of London.-1336. 4th April, 1922.
Property Lost or Stolen
C.I. Branch - Brisbane - Lost of stolen about the City, during the past four months, the property of Mrs. Sarah I. Daniel, Regatta Hotel, Toowong, one five-stone diamond and sapphire ring (2 diamonds and 3 sapphires), claw setting, rather unusual design, small portion of the ring flat at each end of setting; value £45. Identifiable.-1390. 8th April, 1922.
(Vide "New South Wales Police Gazette," 1922, page 685.)
Commissioners' Office.-Warrants (three) have been issued for the arrest of LEONARD ROBERTSON. 1st: For disobeying an order of the court for the support of his wife and two children (amount due, £11 7s.). 2nd: Warrant of commitment for non-payment of £6 17s. 6d. 3rd: Cost upon an order, £2 3s. 6d. Description:-35 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, medium build, dark hair and complexion, large brown eyes (cast in left), false teeth; generally wears a dark-grey or brown sac suit. Is said to be employed at Brisbane as a wharf labourer. If located, it is requested that an endeavour be made to induce him to pay the amount of £20 8s. owing.-752. 26th February, 1923.
(Vide "Police Gazette," 1922, page 713.)
Cairns.-The summons for service on PATRICK JOSEPH KEARNEY, charged with child desertion, has been withdrawn, at the instance of the complainant, Elizabeth Bridget Kearney.-701. 23rd February, 1923.
Commissioner's Office - Warrants have been issued by the Dunedin (New Zealand) Bench for the arrest of Frank Gorton (name probably ficticious), on the following charges: (1) On 17th June, 1925, at Dunedin, did obtain from one John George Wregglesworth the sum of £150 by falsely pretending that he was conduction a business for the manufacture of woollen dusters and desired a partner, (2) on or about the 17th June, 1925 at Dunedin, did commit theft of £150, the property of John George Wregglesworth. Description: 37 years of age, about 15 stone weight, fresh complexion, fair curly hair (brushed back) clean shaven, square features; dresses in a grey suit, grey tweed overcoat, light-coloured soft felt hat, tan shoes with pointed toes; may be identical with Henry J. Cutting, whose photograph appears in "Victoria Police Gazette" 1921, page 31, he may be accompanied by a women, believed to be his wife, aged 28 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, thin build, sallow complexion, dark hair, fawn-coloured dress, fawn tweed coat. Arrest desired.
Wife and Child Deserters
Roma Street, Brisbane - The above in a photograph (taken sixteen years ago, now fuller in face) of Lachlan John Macpherson, against whom a summons has been issued for disobeying an order of the court for the maintenance of his wife, Sarah Helen Macpherson (amount due £18). Description: 47 years of age, 5 feet 9 3/4 inches high, proportionate build, sallow complexion, dark hazel eyes, scar on third finger right hand, eyebrows meet.
A truly fascinating read, and useful for all who had family in Queensland during this time ... you just never know what you might find.
High quality scanned images of the whole of each years issues. These CDs have been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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