Tasmania Reports of Crime 1871

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (219 pages)
Year: (1871) 2008
ISBN: 9781921515491
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

If you had family living in Tasmania in the 1870s, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found
anywhere else.

This CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 issues that were produced of 1871 of the Tasmanian Reports of Crime (the early name for the Tasmanian Police Gazettes). Each issue
is usually four pages in length, and contains information such as:

    • 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, all taken from the 17 March 1871 issue:

Arson - £50 Reward
Bothwell Municipality.-The above Reward is offered by Henric Nicholas, Esquire, of Dennistoun, for such information as will lead to the conviction of the person or persons who wilfully set fire to fences on the Dennistoun Estate on the night of the 11th instant, and wrote a threatening notice addressed to him.

Kingsborough.-Stolen during the last seven weeks, from the premises of Bridget Fisher, near Longley:- 1 blue blanket, red selvage; 1 unbleached calico sheer, road hem. Margaret Pool is suspect of the offence.
Description.-33 years old, about 5 feet high, red hair; wife of William Pool, of Longley.

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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