Tasmania Police Gazette 1908

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (270 pages)
Year: (1908) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223971
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

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 entry taken from the 2 October 1908 issue:
NORTH-EASTERN DISTRICT (LAUNCESTON). - Between 8.30 and 9.45 p.m. on the 26th ultimo the dwelling-house of Norman Routley, situate 68 Arthur-street, was feloniously entered, and the following stolen therefrom: - 1 18-carat gold lady's ring, set with 5 diamonds; 1 gold pearl spray brooch; 1 plain gold brooch, 15-carat; 1 curb-chain gold bangle, with padlock attached, 9-carat; 1 "Nellie Stewart" bangle; 1 pair gold sleeve-links, heart-shape; 1 18-carat gold collar stud; 1 white-metal jewel-case; £3 or £4 in gold, silver, and copper; 1 stick Pear's soap; 1 box Pear's herbitine soap, value £50; the property of and identifiable, with the exception of the money, by the above. Entrance effected by a front window, which was left unfastened.

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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