Tasmania Police Gazette 1903

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (227 pages)
Year: (1903) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223926
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family in Tasmania in the early 1900s, be sure to check out the Police gazettes, as they provided information and instructions to members of the police force, which means you can find information here, that you can't find anywhere else.

You can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes (in the earliest years called Reports of Crime) to include the following information that will usually list names and sometimes personal details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the


    • convict returns
    • disciplining of police
    • escapees and absconders from custody
    • housebreakers and burglars
    • licensed carriers, hawkers, oyster fishers, and tanners
    • deserting wives, families, etc
    • deserting from military service
    • deserting from merchant vessels
    • inquests
    • missing friends
    • murderers and their victims
    • police resignations
    • prisoners discharged from gaols and released on tickets of leave
    • property and stock recovered
    • rewards - names of persons offering a reward
    • victims of arson
    • victims of horse and cattle stealing or straying
    • victims of lost or stolen property
    • victims of sheep stealing or straying
Example entry taken from the 2 January, 1903:

HOBART DISTRICT.- During the night of the 25th ultimo , Mr. D. E. Ryan 's Federal Hotel, Liverpool-street, was burglariously entered, and the following property stolen :- 1 gold Albert chain, short and long links (one of the links broken and tied with a piece of thread), gold medal attached to chain (has the owner 's name " W. Atkinson," and the year 1902 , engraved upon it; it is a fire brigade competition medal); 10s. in silver; aggregate
value of property stolen £ 7 10s.; the property of, and chain and medal identifiable by, Mr. W. Atkinson.
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

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.


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