Victoria Police Gazette 1914
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (820 pages)
Year: (1914) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
The Victorian Police Gazettes are a wonderful resource of fascinating historical information that you will not find elsewhere. Packed with names, dates and events for historians, the Police Gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force.
You can expect the Victorian Police Gazettes to include the following type of information:
- appointments of Registrars of BDM, Powder Magazine Keepers, Crown Land Bailiffs, Public Vaccinators and Health Officers, Electoral Inspectors, and Inspectors of Factories
- licences issued and renewed for: auctioneers, collectors, gold buyers' and gold assayers', and dealers
- deaths of retired police and recipients of police pensions
- escapees and absconders from custody
- lost or stolen property and victims of crime
- deserting wives, families, etc
- deserting from military service
- deserting from merchant vessels
- medical practitioners
- missing friends
- persons suspected or wanted for a crime and warrants issued
- persons discharged, often including a photograph
- police appointments
- prisoners discharged from gaols
- victims of crime
Example entries taken from the 4 June 1914 issue:
Deserters of Wives and Children
KINNEBERG, Garnet, is charged, on warrant, issued at the instance of Mary Maculey Hincliffe, domestic servant, Bendigo, with deserting his illegitimate child at Bendigo, on the 27th ult. Description:- About 24 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, fair complexion, large dark eyes, clean shaven, long thin face, short nose, has a scar on the forehead.-O.4527A. 1st June, 1914.
APPLETON, Mrs. Mabel, is inquired for by her husband, Robert Appleton, 481 Elizabeth-street, New South Wales. Description:- 24 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, well built, fair complexion, dark-brown hair, brown eyes, straight nose; dressed in a blue or black tailor-made costume. The missing friend is a native of Melbourne, and left Sydney on the 28th April, 1914. She may seek
employment as a barmaid, under the name Hazel Montague.O.4620A. 3rd June, 1914.
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.
A valuable resource of historical information, this publication is now readily available for all to use. Containing 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.
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