Tasmania Police Gazette 1928
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (273 pages)
Year: (1928) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
What is a Police Gazette?
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Produced at regular intervals (usually once a week), it was a way of making information available to all in the Police Force throughout the whole state.
What information can be found in a Tasmanian Police Gazette?
The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year, but overall you will find details of any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, discharges, resignations, deaths), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, arson, rewards, warrants issued, lists of arrests and discharges, lost horses and cattle, deserters from services and from families, escaped prisoners, missing friends, inquests, rewards, and lost and found items. Notices from interstate police gazettes are usually included if it was felt that the person may be heading towards that state.
How can this help me?
Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, being on either side of the law. Or maybe they were a Policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone that was a victim of a crime. You can find the physical details on persons listed here, missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).
SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 6 July 1928 issue):
APPOINTMENTS, RESIGNATONS, TRANSFERS, &c.
The undermentioned have been appointed Constables, on probatio, at Hobart, from the 26th ultimo:-
Albert Tiernet, No. 980.
Leonard Thomas Newman, No. 981.
Roy Ernest Summers, No. 982.
William Leslie De Jersey, No. 983.
Aubrey Duggan, No. 984.
Leslie Ernest Lockley, No. 985
Wilfred Isaac Edward Hales, No. 986.
Alfred Henry Dawe, No. 987.
William Richard Selifent Anning, No. 988
Huonville-James Sheppard, of Raneleigh, reports hat, at about 3.30 a.m. on 27th June, 1928, a three-roomed house, situate in Huon-road, near Huonville, occupied by Richard Joseph Rimon, was unlawfully set on fire by some person or persons unknown, thereby caused damage to the extent of about £1. Kerosene was poured through a broken window-pane and ignited; the fire being extinguished at an early stage.
Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - they are useful for anyone with an interest in Tasmania in 1928. The CD contains all issues that were released during that year.
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