South Australian Police Gazette 1875-76
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Media: DATA CD - 1CD (454 pages)
Year: (1875-76) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
If you had family living in South Australia in the 1870s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are an historian's goldmine of information. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Far from just listing those who were in the Police Force, or those that were on the 'wrong side' of the law - you will also find entries of missing persons, or they might be a witness to crime, or they may have had something stolen from them, or they may even have found an item, and reported it to the Police.
Issued once a week, you will find information on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters from families and also deserters from service, inquest verdicts, escaped prisoners and reports on those released ... as well as some information from interstate police gazettes ... and so much more. This CD-ROM contains all issues that were released during 1875 and 1876.
SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 5 January 1876 issue):
Description of Prisoners to be Discharged from H.M. Gaols During the week ending January 12, 1876
Elizabeth Strauss, born in South Australia, of German parents, age 22, 5ft. 5in. high, dark hair and eyes, a domestic servant; sentenced to three months' hard labor for larceny from the dwelling-house of William R. Evans, at Adelaide.
Sarah Reid, native of South Australia, domestic servant, age 17 years, 5ft. high, brown hair, black eyes, cast in both eyes, sentenced to two months' hard labor for false pretences upon John Kingsborough, Martina Balthaser, and Edward John Pittard, at Adelaide and Norwood.
Anne Werry, Scotch, age 34 years, 5ft. 3 1/2in., fair hair, blue eyes; sentenced to one month's hard labor for larceny from Joseph W. Martin, on LeFevre's Peninsula.
This CD makes valuable South Australian historical information easily available for all to use.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of each year's issues. It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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