Tasmania Police Gazette 1922

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (251 pages)
Year: (1922) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223704
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.

They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and sometimes missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

Issued approx. weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole years worth of issues for 1922.

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

A fascinating read, and a treasure trove of information for researchers of family history and social history. They are a source that should be used in your research.

In this year's issues you will find tanners' licences as well as Motor Registration listings. Registration number, Name, Address, Description of car together and more, it's a great resource.

SAMPLE ENTRIESS (from the 7 July 1922 issue):

Hobart - Percy Nangle reports that between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the 1st instant his dwelling-house, situate at 243 Bathurst-street, Hobart, was feloniously entered, and the following stolen therefore:- A Hobart Saving Bank money-box, containing £5 7s, in silver coins (shillings and two-shillin pieces); nine £1 and one 10s. bank notes, from a clothes trunk; and three £1 bank-note, one 10s. bank-note, and 12s. in silver coins from a wallet in a drawer in a duchess-chest; aggregate value £19; not identifiable. Entrance effected by forcing a back window and breaking the cast-iron latch above the window.

No. / Name / Address / Description of Car and Engine / Date of Expiry
11,547; Saunders, D., and Co.; Murray-st, Hobart; Fiat; 31.5.23.
11,548; Bisdee, Graeme S.; 171 Brisbane-st., Launceston; International (I.H.C.); 31.5.23.
11,549; Columbine, Jack Atlas; 104 Murray-st., Hobart; Phoenix; 31.5.23.
11,550; Bryant, Charles Wm.; 63 Macquarie-st., Hobart; Empire; 31.5.23.
11,551; Lucas, Edward Jas.; 307 Macquarie-st., Hobart; Fiat; 31.5.23.
11,552; Downie, Mrs. Jane Annie; Elphinestone-rd., North Hobart; Essex; 1.6.23.

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