Victoria Police Gazette Compendium 1901-1905
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Media: DATA CD - 1CD (3183 pages)
Year: (1901-05) 2008
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 contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.
They include lists of warrants issued, changes in the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, retirements, deaths etc). Information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.
This CD contains five years of Victoria Police Gazettes from 1901 to 1905 all on the one CD, at a very special price.
Example entries taken from the 10 July 1902 issue:
William Moffat is charged, on warrant, with disobeying an order of the Prahran Bench to pay 7s. 6d. per week for the maintenance of his illegitimate child. Description:- A horse trainer and jockey, about 29 years of age, fair complexion, clean shaven, may wear small brown moustache, blue eyes; generally wears a dark-grey tweed suit and a brown alpine hat. - O.6131. 5th July, 1902.
Prisoners Reported as Discharged for the Week Ending 12th July 1902
Name: Taylor, Elizabeth, 5354
Where Tried: Melbourne S.C.
When: 15th June, 1891
Sentence: 15 years
Native of: England
Height: 5 ft. 0 1/2 in.
Remarks and Previous Convictions: One previous conviction.
Example entries taken from the 12 March 1903 issue:
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, wallow 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.
Example entries taken from the 9 March 1904 issue:
Highway Robbery and Stealing from the Person
James Baxter, 6 Paisley-street, South Yarra, reports stolen from him at Collins-street, Melbourne, on the 1st inst., a silver rotherham watch; and a gold curb-pattern chain, with a gold coronation medal, inscribed "Presented by Sir Samuel Gillott to Councillor James Baxter". Value £13.-O.4398. 2nd June, 1904.
Stealing Otherwise Than from the Person or Dwellings
Thomas Scott, master British ship 'Ladas', Railway pier, Port Melbourne, reports stolen from the ship, on the 30th or 31st ult., a coil of 1/2in. manilla rope, 60 fathoms; and 3 suits or american oil-skins. Value £5.-O.4421. 2nd June, 1904.----
Example entry taken from the 4 May 1905 issue:
Housebreaking and Stealing from Dwelling House
Henrietta Wilde, hotelkeeper, Brim, reports stolen from her hotel, on the 24th inst., an iron cash box, containing a £5 note; a £1 note; £4 4s. 6d. in silver; a cheque drawn by W.C. Thomas for £3 15s. 6 d. on Commercial Bank, Warracknabeal; £4 in silver; £16 in gold; a lady's gold hunting watch, and gold chain; a pendant, sheep design; a licence of the Commercial Hotel, Brim; and papers in connexion with wheat, &c. Value £45. - O.3164. 29th April, 1905.
Example entry taken from the 29th June 1905 issue:
Felonies and Offences Not Otherwise Described
G.I. Dunstan is charged, on warrant, with imposition on Lewis David, bootmaker, 233 Bridge-road, Richmond, at Richmond, on the 26th inst. Description:- About 24 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, very dark complexion, clean shaven; wore a dark coat and vest, light trousers, tan boots, and a black boxer hat. Is identical with Herbert Oliver, short sentence photo. No. 13111. Offender, by means of a valueless cheque for £3 10s., obtained a "Pastime" bicycle, 22-inch frame, enamelled black, red strip on front tire, large tire on back wheel, with three strips, King chain, handles bent low, common seat. - O.4833. 28th June, 1905.
A vast resource of information on people and events in Victoria during the 1901-1905 period. The CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of each years' issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed if required.
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