South Australian Police Gazette 1928

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (647 pages)
Year: (1928) 2008
ISBN: 9781921461750
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, 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 4 April 1928 issue):

Prohibited Immigrants
Port Adelaide-On the 31st March, 1928, POOTOO MEAH, a prohibited immigrant, deserted from the s.s. Nudoo, at Port Adelaide. Description:- Native of India, 20 years of age, 5ft. 2 1/2in. high, dark complexion, black hair, clean shaven, mole near left nostril. If located, to be arrested and handed over to the Customs Department, Port Adelaide.-(C.2805)
Port Pirie-On the 24th March, 1928, MER DIN, a prohibited immigrant, deserted from the s.s. Anglo Chilean, at Port Pirie. Description:-Hindoo, 48 years of age, 5ft. 7in. high, straight black hair, black moustache, recently lost right thumbnail, speaks good English, and is said to have followed the occupation of a hawker in New South Wales several years ago, dressed in blue serge suit and brown cloth cap. A reward of £10 is offered for his arrest. Warrant for deserting the vessel filed at Port Pirie.-(C.2831)

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 fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there - this CD contains all issues that were produced in 1928.

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 1928


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