Tasmania Police Gazette 1906

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (225 pages)
Year: (1906) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223957 
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family living in Tasmania in 1906, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? An unusual source of information, these are not only unique in the type of information that they contain, but they are a goldmine of useful information for genealogists.

The Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. 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 researcher:

    • apprehensions
    • 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 entries taken from the 16 February 1906 issue:
HOBART.- £3 Reward.-Deserted front H.M.S. Pioneer, at Hobart, on the 3rd instant: - William Smith Leese, Ordinary Seaman, age 20 years, height 5 feet 4 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion; woman's head right arm, heart left arm; a native of Sydney. The above reward is offered by the Commander for the arrest of this deserter.

HOBART DISTRICT.-An Inquest was held at the General Hospital on the 5th instant, before A. Riddoch, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Joseph Argee, aged 67 years; a baker. Verdict: "Accidental death."

OATLANDS DISTRICT.-An Inquest was held at the Oatlands Hotel on the 7th instant, before Richard Harrison, Esq., Coroner, on the body of an illegitimate female child of Ada Swanston. Verdict: "Died from neglect at time of birth on the part of the mother."
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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