South Australian Police Gazette 1918

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (448 pages)
Year: (1918) 2007
ISBN: 9781921416781
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family living in South Australia in the 1918, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

Issued approximately weekly, this CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 issues that were released during 1918. The information contained in each issue includes lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of Justices of the Peace, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.


Warrants issued
William Henry Ballinger, described as a native of New Zealand, laborer, 33 years of age, 5ft. 8 1/4in. high, reddish complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, long straight nose, clean shaven, artificial teeth in top jaw (one gold on right side), large burn on inside right ankle; charged with larceny from Charles Morgan, at Port Pirie, on September 9th, 1918. Note. - Offender was arrested for above offence, charged before the Police Court, Port Pirie, on September 10th, 1918, and sentenced to given him an opportunity to enlist and be accepted for military service. He offered his services, but was rejected, and is therefore to be arrested and lodged in the Gladstone Gaol for one month. Warrant filed at Port Pirie. - (C.2735)

Miscellaneous Information
On the 31st ultimo, John Tester (State boy) absconded from the Industrial School, at Edwardstown. Description - 15 1/2 years of age, about 5ft. 2in. high, very fair complexion, fair hair, thin face, wore a brown suit, brown felt hat, and tan boots. - (C.3256)

A few unique features appear in this years issues:

  • marine stores collectors' licences
  • list of medical officers appointed to attend destitute persons' in country districts

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole the year's issues. It 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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South Australian Police Gazette 1918


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