Tasmania Reports of Crime Compendium 1876-1880

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1071 pages)
Year: (1876-80) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223377
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

They include lists of warrants issued, changes in the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, retirements, deaths etc). Information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

This CD contains five years of Tasmania Police
Gazettes from 1876 to 1880 all on the one CD, at a very special price.

Example entry taken from the 17 November 1876 issue:

On the morning of the 19th July, 1876, at 8 o'clock, dressed in grey prison clothing, from the gang employed at the New Ston Shed, Campbel-street. James Mullins, or Conway, or Leary, undergoing a sentence of 3 years passed on him a S.C. Hobart, on 13th July, 1875, for housebreaking and larceny, F.S. per Neptune 2, aged 45, 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high, fresh complexion, medium head, brown hair, no whiskers, round visage, high forehead, light brown eyebrows, light blue eyes, long thing nose, medium mouth and chin, native place Cork, Ireland, a labourer; single, small mole on left cheek, face sun-freckled, scar on forehead above left eye, red mole and scar on right cheek.

Example entry taken from the 5 January 1877 issue:
Missing Friends
Information is requested respecting a woman named Mary Ann Adams, who was transported from Surry, England, about 32 years ago. She subsequently married in this Colony a convict names William Neigheny. Communicate with this Office.

Example entry taken from the 8 March 1878 issue:
Hawkers' Licences
Hawkers' Licences, under the provisions of the Act of Council of this Island, 6 William 4th. No. 7, have been issued by me to the under-mentioned persons during the month of February, 1878:

No. of Licence     Name                
District where residing

Johnston, John              

Acres, Robert               

Woolston, William        

Robinson, James           

Bartlett, Jabez               
Campbell Town

Horsburgh, William       

Gibbons, Alexander      

O'Brien, Daniel             

Wright, Samuel             

Battin, William              
Hobart Town

Jones, William Edward 

Example entries taken from the 28 March 1879 issue:
An Inquest was held at Glenorchy, on the 19th instant before Henry Bilton, Esquire, Coroner, on the body of Robert Hampden, better known as Black Bob, about 59 years of age, F.S., per Rodney or Fairlie. Verdict:- "Died from natural causes, to wit, disease of the heart, aggravated by taking stimulants in excessive quantities".

An Inquest was held at St Mary's, Fingal, on the 26th instant before Henry Dawson, Esquire, Coroner, on the body of John Niel, aged 73 years, free, ship unknown. Verdict:- "Suicide, by hanging himself on the 24th instant, in his house near St Mary's".

Example entry taken from the 20 Feb 1880 issue:
Warrants Issued
New Norfolk - On the 17th instant, by W.A.B. Jamieson, Esquire, J.P., for the arrest of Alice Pearce, charged with having, on the 9th instant, at Bushy Park, left her female child without means of support. Description: About 30 years of age, ruddy complexion, freckled sharp features, wife of James Pearce, charged with tin robbery (vide Crime Report on the 9th and 30th ultimo). She was recently in Hobart Town, and may have gone to Launceston, where he brother, William Sullivan, is in gaol.

A vast resource of information on people and events in Tasmania during the 1876-1880 period. The CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of each years' issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed if required.

Each year is also available individually:
Tasmania Reports of Crime 1876
Tasmania Reports of Crime 1877
Tasmania Reports of Crime 1878
Tasmania Reports of Crime 1879
Tasmania Reports of Crime 1880

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