Tasmania Police Gazette 1929

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (306 pages)
Year: (1929) 2009
ISBN: 9781742224565
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

SAMPLE ENTRIES (from the 12 April 1929 issue): 

HOBART.-OUTFITTERS PTY. LTD., 64 Murray-street (through II. S. Ikin, Manager), report that their shop, situate at above address, was unlawfully broken and entered, and clothing, to the value of £25, and £7 in money (including one 1913 sovereign) stolen therefrom; clothing only identifiable. Entrance effected by forcing the back door. (The clothing has since been found in the Hobart Rivulet and the lavatory at St. David's Park.)

McKENNY, LAWRENCE CROMWELL, on the 15th instant, by remission, labourer, age 17 years, height 5 feet 4 inches, fair complexion, fair hair, grey eyes, small nose, native of Tasmania; scar left elbow; vide " Police Gazette," 1928, page 128. Photo. 1/256.

High quality scanned images of the whole years of original issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and 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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