Tasmania Police Gazette 1909

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (257 pages)
Year: (1909) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223988 
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

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 July 1909 issue:

MERSEY DISTRICT. - About 1 a.m. on the 26th ultimo, a room, which is used as the Sprent Post Office, in the dwelling of Miss Ella Elliott, Sprent, was burglariously entered, entrance being affected by breaking the window, and the following property stolen therefrom: - A type-box, containing the office type and about £1 11s.; and the key of the office safe. The type-box, type, and key are the property of the Commonwealth Government, and are identifiable by Miss Elliott; the money is the property of the latter.

High quality scanned images of the whole year's 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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