Tasmania Reports of Crime 1861

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (134 pages)
Year: (1861) 2008
ISBN: 9781921515194
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The Tasmanian Police Gazettes (or Reports of Crime as they were initially called), began in January 1861. This CD contains all issues released throughout the year.

A wonderful resource of interesting historical information with names, dates and events for historians, the Police Gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police
force. You can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes to include the following
information that will usually list names and some imes 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
  • 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
  • prisoners released on tickets of leave
  • property 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 the 13 September 1861 issue: [Note this is a small extract only]

The under-mentioned Ticket-of-Leave holders having failed to report themselves a the respective Police Offices of their Districts, are now Absconders (vide Hobart Town Gazette, 3rd September, 1861).

2526    Briddon, James, per Rodney 1.
195      Copsey, John, per Admiral Cockburn.
2366    Carberry, John, per Maitland.
15,385 Coyle, Peter, per Elizabeth and Henry.
2011    Downes, James, per Countess of Harcourt.
195      Donnelly, David, per Stephen & G. Phillip. 
956      Fisher, Ambrose, per Royal George.
2673    Fitzpatrick, John, per Lord Auckland 2.
1231    Bidby, Elizabeth, per D. of Northumberland.
764      Speckman, Alice, per Waverley.
350      Thomas, Martha, per Aurora.

Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.

A valuable resource of historical information, this publication is now readily available for all to use. Containing high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of 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

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