Tasmania Reports of Crime 1880

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (213 pages)
Year: (1880) 2009
ISBN: 9781742229843
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 2 April 1880 issue:

STOLEN on the 27th ultimo, from a clothes line onthe premises of Mary Shepherd, Davey-street:--45white flannel petticoats; 1 red ditto; and 1 unbleached sheet.
STOLEN or strayed two milch cows, one on the 25thultimo the other on the 26th ultimo, from the premises ofMr. Michael Donnolly, of Park-street, one a pale redwith brand J. C. on the back, the other dark red, the head a darker shade than the body.

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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