Tasmania Reports of Crime 1879

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (218 pages)
Year: (1879) 2009
ISBN: 9781742229850
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
    • victims of sheep stealing or straying

Example entry taken from the 9 May 1879 issue:

INFORMATION is requested of the whereabouts of John Marley, who left his wife and children without means of support at Hobart Town ; a labourer; 61 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, light hair, beard and whiskers turning grey, blue eyes, nose inclined to left side frorn a blow, long features, wore a blue pilot coat, dark tweed trousers and vest, black billy-cock hat, and lace-up boots. He was lately employed at Mrs. Shoobridge's, Bushy Park, and was seen in Hobart Town on the 1st instant.

INFORMATION is requested respecting Henry Downey. Inquiries made by his wife. See Crime Reports of the 21st June, 1878, page 101, 4th October, 1878, page 160, and the 10th January, 1879, page 6.


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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