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South Australian Police Gazette 1923

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (503 pages)
Year: (1923) 2007
ISBN: 9781921461330
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and 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.

They include court lists, given on rewards, housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, warrants issued, inquest verdicts, lost or stolen items, reports on those apprehended and released, changes in the police force ... and so much more.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 18 July 1923 issue):

Warrants Issued
A warrant has been issued at Adelaide for the arrest of VICTOR HANEL, a returned soldier, described as 28 years of age, 5ft. 8in. high, medium build, fair complexion, ginger color wavy hair, clean shaven, brown mole on side of neck, tattoo mark below elbow and wrist; charged that he is the father of a certain unborn illegitimate child, and, being able to pay for the maintenance of the child, should it be born, and the confinement expenses of the mother, is to be arrested and brought before the Police Court Adelaide, to be further dealt with according to law. Warrant filed at Criminal Investigation Department, Adelaide.-(C.3564)

Stealing in Dwellings, from the Person, etc.
On the 10th instant, from the Queen Billiard Hall, Grenfell Street, Adelaide, a set of billiard balls; one red and one yellow snooker balls; total value £6 5s, the property of THOMAS MUTCH; identification doubtful.-(C.3515)

This years worth of issues has some features which include:

  • marine stores collectors' and dealers' licences
  • list of medical officers appointed to attend destitute persons' in country districts
  • and even a few photographs of those wanted

A valuable resource for those with family in South Australia in this time frame.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the years 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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