Tasmania Police Gazette 1927

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (283 pages)
Year: (1927) 2009
ISBN: 9781742224541
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

  • 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 January 21, 1927:
FITZGERALD.- GEORGE A. HILL reports that at about 5 a.m. on the 18th
ultimo his four-roomed weatherboard cottage, situated at Fitzgerald, and 
valued at £200, was, with the contents (furniture and effects, valued at £150,
and owned by Leslie W. Donohue, the occupier), totally destroyed by fire.
The cottage was uninsured, but the furniture and effects were insured in the
Royal Insurance Company for £150. Incendiarism suspected.

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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