Tasmania Police Gazette 1920
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (265 pages)
Year: (1920) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
If you had family living in Tasmania in the 1920s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
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:
- 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
- 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
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 12 March 1920 issue):
PERSONS INQUIRED FOR
Hobart. - John Lloyd Rodgers is enquired for at the instance of the Secretary of the Department of Neglected Children, Melbourne, with a view to instituiting proceedings for the maintenance of his illegitimate child, Jack Smith, born 17th February, 1919. Description: Age 32 years, height 5 feet 8 inches, medium build, brown hair and eyes, round face, clean-shaven, quiet disposition, slight impediment in speech (pronounces "three" as "free"); a labourer.
Hobart. - Archibald Buchan. Enquiry is requested at the instance of Mrs. Mary Buchan, 8 Duboisstrat, Antwerp (through the Hon. the Attorney-General), with a view of ascertaining the present whereabouts of the abovenamed (her husband), who was paid off from the s.s. "St. Oswald" at Newcastle, New South Wales, on the 24th June, 1907, since when all trace of him has been lost. Description: A native of Leith, age 49, a ship's steward or cook. (no further particulars supplied).
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