Tasmania Police Gazette 1921

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (258 pages)
Year: (1921) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223698
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the police force only, these Gazettes therefore 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:

  • 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

SAMPLE FILE (fro the 22 April 1921 issue):

Hobart. - C.H. Garnett, Arthur's Lake Camp, reports lost whilst in transit between Hobart and Arthur's Lake on our about the 26th November last:- A tin trunk containing 1 pillow; 1 pair of woollen socks; 1 hat; 1 cap; 2 new flannel undervests; 1 pair of boots; 2 pairs of trousers; 2 shirts; 1 greatcoat; 1 Guthrie coat (this coast is a padded jacket, and was purchased in India); 1 camera; 1 set of knitting-needles with a sock finished and another hald-finished; 1 adze and handle; and 1 spirit-level; value not stated; identifiable.

Hobart. - Miss Jean Ward, of No. 33 Cross-street, New Town, report list in Warwick-street on the 19th instant:- a gold-mounted cameo brooch; value £3; identifiable.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. 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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