Victoria Police Gazette 1899
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (556 pages)
Year: (1899) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians as well as 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.
A goldmine of information for any historian, the Police Gazettes contain a wide range of information such as lists of warrants issued, details of those arrested and discharged (which include physical descriptions of the offender), escaped prisoners (also with descriptions), details of those deserting their wives and families, missing friends, deserters from H.M. Service, lists of horses and cattle stolen. You will also find details on murders, robberies, arson, rape, sacrilege and more. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
Please note: this CD contains 51 or the 52 issues released for the year 1899. A unique feature of this years issues, is that it includes Auctioneer Licences issued throughout this year.
Example entry taken from 30 August 1899 issue:
Dr. J.G. Hopkins is wanted for the murder of one R.R. Evans, at Georgia, United Stated of America. Description:- Physician, about 49 years of age, looks young, 5 feet 8 inches high, weight 125 to 130 lbs. sharp features, erect carriage, shoulders slightly sloping, sallow complexion, deep-set greyish-blue eyes, four or more upper front teeth artificial, small long wart on throat, hair dark-sandy colour, parted on side, sandy moustache, large straight sharp nose, limbs rather long, hands long and flexible, middle finger or right hand gone, in talking has a nervous clearing of the throat, slight twitching of muscles of mouth, writes rather poor and scratchy a hand. 1,500 dollars reward. Should he be traced, information to be sent to C.I. Branch, and offender kept under notice. Woodcut portrait in the C.I. Office. - O.5709. 26th August, 1899.
This is an immense Victorian resource, now available on fully-searchable CD-ROM for the first time.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the 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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