Tasmania Police Gazette 1923

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (261 pages)
Year: (1923) 2009
ISBN: 9781742224503
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

SAMPLE ENTRY (from the 19 January 1923 issue):

New Town - MYRTLE COOPER, RUBY COOPER and BEATRICE FRANCES BRANCH absconded from the Home of Mercy between 5 and 6 a.m. on the 14th instant. Descriptions: Myrtle Cooper:- Age 16 years, height about 5 feet 5 inches, fair complexion, light-brown hair, blue eyes; wearing dark-blue dress and light hat. Ruby Cooper:- Age 15 years, height about 5 feet 2 inches, dark complexion and hair; dressed in dark-blue dress and wearing light hair. Beatrice Frances Cooper:- Age about 16 years, height about 5 feet 7 inches, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes; dressed in a light dress and light hat. The parents of the Cooper girls reside at New Norfolk, and Branch's parents at Hobart.

This title has now been re-released on fully searchable CD-ROM. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the year's worth of issues, and these have 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

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.



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