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South Australian Police Gazette 1896

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (233 pages)
Year: (1896) 2006
ISBN: 9781921230691
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians as well as researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the police force only, these Gazettes therefore contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

A goldmine of information for any historian, the Police Gazettes contain a wide range of information such as lists of warrants issued, details of those arrested and discharged (which include physical descriptions of the offender), escaped prisoners (also with descriptions), details of those deserting their wives and families, missing friends, deserters from H.M. Service, lists of horses and cattle stolen. You will also find details on murders, robberies, arson, rape, sacrilege and more. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (taken from the 9 September 1896 issue):

At Kapunda, the 1st instant, on the body of Samuel Temby, who was found dead hanging by the neck in his workshop on the 31st ultimo. Verdict:- "That the deceased committed suicide by handing himself whilst in a depressed state of mind".

Description of Prisoners to be Discharge from H.M. Gaols During the week wending September 19th, 1896
Charles Anderson, sailor, Norward, age 33 years, height 5ft. 6 1/2in., brown and grey hair, blue eyes, five-pointed star on right hand, scar on right eyebrow, indistinct anchor on left hand, for larceny, at Murray Bridge; four months.
James Lyons, laborer, South Australia, age 19 years, height 5ft. 4 1/2in., dark-brown hair, hazel eyes, two moles on left cheek, round scar on top of head, for pidgeon stealing, at Hindmarsh; three months.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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