Victoria Police Gazette 1885

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (512 pages)
Year: (1885) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315985
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 therefore contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and sometimes missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

Usually issued weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole of the 1885 years worth of issues.

Example entries taken from the 1 July 1885 issue:

Miscellaneous Information
Frederick Fry absconded from the Orphan Asylum, Ballarat East, on the 25th instant. Description:- About 12 years of age, 4 feet 6 inches high, pale complexion, long brown hair, brown eyes; wore dark tweed coat, old moleskin trousers, and black soft-felt hat. - O.3821. 29tj June 1885.

Miscellaneous Information
The Hotham police found a deaf and dumb girl wandering in Curzon street on the29th instant. She stated, in writing, that her name was Alice Thomas, that shewas 17 years of age, and that she came from Adelaide on Saturday the 27th instantby steamer. She would give no further information regarding herself.Description:- About 4 feet 10 inches high, stout build, fair complexion, round features, blue eyes, brown hair cut short; wore dark print dress, claret-coloredjacket, light colored-shawl, black felt trimmed hat with marone ribbon, and old elastic-side boots. She is not know are the Deaf and Dumb Institution, Melbourne. She is now on remand on a charge of vagrancy till the 6th proximo, with the view of tracing her relations. - O.3843. 30th June 1885.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the years worth of issues. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation. The entire text is searchable.

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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