Victoria Police Gazette 1926

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1133 pages)
Year: (1926) 2014
ISBN: 9781925135466
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

An amazing source of genealogical and historical information, the Police Gazettes have been a relatively untouched resource, partly because of accessibility and partly because they weren't generally known as a key source. Now that they are being released on searchable CD-ROM, they are available for all to use.

Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, on either side of the law. Maybe they were a policeman, or someone who was a victim of crime. You can find the physical details on many people listed here, including those missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even type and colour of clothing worn).

This CD contains all issues released during 1926, and contains information on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, inquest verdicts, escaped prisoners and reports on those released. Also included are lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests, escaped prisoners, and missing persons, men deserting their wives and children, as well as deserters from service and more ... Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

Example entry taken from the 4 February 1926 issue:

Missing Friends
Hayden, Muriel Margaret, is missing from her home, Mortlake-road, Terang, since the 12th ult. Deseription:—Domestic, 18 1/2 years, 5 ft. 8 in., medium build, fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes; dressed in a navy-blue skirt over light one-piece blue dress, grey silk stockings, black patent-leather shoes, black silk hat with green buckle on front, and a brown coat. May be in company with her uncle, Thomas Theodore Wilson. Deseription:—Labourer, 32 years, 5 ft. 9 or 10 in., thick set, dark hair, fair complexion, blue eyes, has a scar on top of head and on thigh.-O.1684. 30th January, 1926.

Example entry taken from the 17 June 1926 issue:

Larceny, Motors and Bicycles
BRUNSWICK.-15.6.26.-Leibig, Roy Frederick, electrical tester, 73 Brunswick-road, Brunswick, reports stolen from Sydney-road, Brunswick, a gent's dark-blue-enamelled bicycle, with yellow rims, B.S.A. pattern, broken saddle, wide Major Taylor handles, red tires, size 28 inches x 1 5/8 inches. Value £6.-0.10524. 16th June, 1926.

A fascinating read for all with an interest in Victoria and its people in the 1920s. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the years issues. It 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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