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Victoria Police Gazette 1903

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (655 pages)
Year: (1903) 2008
ISBN: 9781921461439
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.

The Police Gazettes contain details on more than just members of the Police Force, or criminals, you will also find:

  • appointments of Registrars of BDM, Powder Magazine Keepers, Crown Land Bailiffs, Public Vaccinators and Health Officers, and Electoral Inspectors
  • apprehensions
  • auctioneer, hawker, marine store licences
  • deaths of retired police and recipients of police pensions
  • escapees and absconders from custody
  • funds paid to recipients of police pensions
  • lost or stolen property and victims of crime
  • deserters from wives, families, etc
  • deserters from military service
  • deserters from merchant vessels
  • inquests
  • medical practitioners
  • missing friends
  • persons suspected or wanted for a crime and warrants issued
  • police appointments
  • prisoners discharged from gaols
  • victims of crime

You can expect the Victoria Police Gazettes to include names with each entry, and sometime private details (age, height etc), photographs, addresses and occupations.

Example entries taken from the 12 March 1903 issue:

Miscellaneous Information
Annie Earls is charged, on warrant, with vagrancy, at Warrnambool, on the 3rd instant. Description:- 17 years of age, 5 feet 1 or 2 inches high, stout build, dark hair, generally ties with a ribbon, round full face; supposed to be wearing a black skirt, flannelette blouse, and broad gem hat.-O.1952. 9th March, 1903.

Horses and Cattle
James Scott, grazier, Korumburra, reports stolen at Korumburra, on the night of the 24th ult., 6 or 7 cross-bred wethers and ewes, wethers ear marked, swallow out of near era, ewes, swallow out of off ear, all branded C in red on back. Value £5 10s.-O.1905. 6th March, 1903.

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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