South Australian Police Gazette 1940

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (579 pages)
Year: (1940) 2008
ISBN: 9781921494307
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 cars of motorbikes stolen, inquest verdicts and more. You will also find details on murders, robberies, arson, assault, housebreak-ins, as well as licences granted for Marine Store Collectors and Hawkers. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.


Motor Registration
Missing Motor Number Plate - Lynda McInnes reports missing S.A. number plate S.A.120-021.
Missing Vehicle Licence Disc - Patrick Brian Devitt reports missing milk float disc number either 3166 or 3172 (red).
Missing Motor Trader's Plate - Frank Stanley Sweet report missing motor trader's plate No. D.3564.

Apprehensions During the Week
Bertha Laurel Blaser, otherwise Bertha Laurel Busch (44), on complaint, charged with a breach of the Pistol Licence Act at Kilburn; fined 5s and costs 10s; and for a breach of the Firearms Regulation Act, convicted without a penalty, and to pay costs 10s. Evidence obtained by F.C. Fry (E.L.). Tried at Gepp's Cross on 20/6/40.-(C.6226)

Not only is this an invaluable resource for anyone researching in South Australia, but it makes for fascinating reading even if you don't have family there.

High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. 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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South Australian Police Gazette 1940


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