South Australian Police Gazette 1927

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (590 pages)
Year: (1927) 2008
ISBN: 9781921461743
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

An amazing source of genealogical and historical information, the Police Gazettes have been a relatively untouched resource, partly because of accessibility and partly because they weren't generally known as a key source. Now that they are being released on searchable CD-ROM, they are available for all to use.

Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, on either side of the law. Maybe they were a policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone who was a victim of crime. You can often find physical details on persons listed here if they were missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (giving name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).

This CD contains the complete issues released during 1927, and contains information on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, inquest verdicts, escaped prisoners and reports on those released. Also included are court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests, escaped prisoners, and missing persons, men deserting their wives and children as well as deserters from service, missing friends and more ... Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 16 March 1927 issue):

On the 11th March, 1927, at Gawler, on the body of MARY SARS CHRISTIE GROTH, aged 59 years, late wife of Jacob Henry Groth, farmer, of near Gawler.
Verdict:- "That Mary Sars Christie Groth came to her death, at Gawler, on the 9th day of March, 1927, from injuries accidentally received through being knocked down by a motor car, driven by Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Baker, of Jacob Street, Gawler, on the same date".
On the 11th March, 1927, at Adelaide, on the body of ERIC STEPHEN LANNAM, aged 18 years, late of 51, Tarragon Street, Mile End, fitter's Laborer. Verdict:- "Eric Stephen Lannam, came to his death, at Adelaide, on the 7th day of March 1927, through injuries accidentally received by being crushed between a steel tank on which he was at the time working a wall on the premises of the South Australian Brewing Company, Limited, Hindley Street, Adelaide, on the same day".

 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

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of 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 1927


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