Tasmania Reports of Crime 1868

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (215 pages)
Year: (1868) 2008
ISBN: 9781921515392
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

An amazing source of information, the Police Gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force, and as such you can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes (in the earliest years called 'Reports of Crime') to include the following information:

    • 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
    • prisoners 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 entries taken from the 1 May 1868 issue:

Lost or Stolen
Brighton Municipality-Lost or stolen on the 20th ultimo, off a horse at the Broad Marsh:- An old saddle (the knee-pad on off side much worn and broken), 2 girths (have been mended), and a grey saddle cloth trimmed with blue braiding, the property of William Sibley, Esquire, Hamilton.

Arson - 40 Pounds Reward
Campbell Town Municipality.-On the night of 6th April, 1868, a fence situate on the Merton Vale Estate was wilfully and maliciously fired in several places. The above Reward is offered by C.H. Harrison and C.H. Leake, Esquires, and the Municipal Council of Campbell Town, for such information that will lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders. In addition to the above Rewards, C.H. Leake, Esquire, now overrs 10 pounds, making in all the sum of 50 pounds.

A wonderful resource of historical information now readily available for all to use. Historians researching, social, local or family history can all benefit from using the Police Gazettes as a source of information. 

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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