Tasmania Reports of Crime 1872
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (223 pages)
Year: (1872) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
The Tasmanian Police Gazettes, commonly called the 'Reports of Crime' contain similar information to those of other Australian states. Listing general police information, promotions, demotions, those leaving the force etc, as well as property stolen, property found, arson, murder, warrants issued, arrests and discharges, absconders, court notices, and inquests. There are also licences for hawkers, carriers, oyster fisheries, and tanners.
Issued weekly, these are a goldmine of information for any historian (family history, local history or social history). Containing the names and dates of many thousands of people and events that occurred throughout 1872, finding information in here can help piece together stories in your family history.
Example entry taken from the 29 March 1872 issue:
The names of the under-mentioned persons were omitted in former Returns of persons convicted, District of Hobart:
Curtis, Jane, tried October, 1871, F.C., larceny, 3 months, native place England, house servant, aged 42, 5 feet 4 inches high, brown hair.
Clabby, Henry, tried 30th Nov. 1871, Free, larceny, 3 months, native of Tasmania, labourer, aged 18, 5 feet 4 inches high, dark brown hair.
Spall, John, alias Smith, tried Feb, 1872, F.S., per Wm. Jardine, embezzlement, 3 months, native place England, labourer, aged 52, 5 feet 5 inches high, grey hair.
Released on fully-searchable CD-ROM, using these valuable documents has never been easier. The CD contains 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.
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