South Australian Police Gazette 1892
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (230 pages)
Year: (1892) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
If you had family living in South Australia in the 1890s, 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 still get information on the housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, 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 52 issues that we released during 1892, each consisting of four pages each ... they really are fascinating reading.
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 27 January 1892 issue):
Charles J. Haynes, age about 40 years, height about 6ft., stout build, fair complexion, father bloated face, fairish hair, light moustache, cut short, wore a dark sac coat, light trousers, and hard drab felt hat. Offender was summoned by William Henry Pearce, to the Adelaide Police Court, for the sum of £11, balance of wages due and moneys paid, to the said Charles J. Haynes in connection with the contract of service entered into, and failed to appear; the case was heard in his absence, and he was ordered to pay the sum of £11 and £2 18s. costs (total £13 18s.), and in default warrant of commitment for three months.-(c.124)
Stealing in Dwellings, from the Person, &c.
Between the 17th and 19th instant, from the bedroom of Edward McHugh, at the Brompton Park Hotel, one £10 Bank of New South Wales note, No. 1680; identifiable.-(C.89.)
About the 12th instant, from the premises of Michael McNamara, at Tothill's Creek, about twenty-five head of poultry; and about the 17th instant, two bags of wheat.-(C.96.)
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole year's worth of issues, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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