South Australian Police Gazette 1910


Cat No.:   AU5103-1910:

No of pages in original: 375pp

Year published: (1910)


Police Gazettes contain the names, physical descriptions and events associated with thousands of people in every year's worth of issue. So if  you are researching South Australian history, be it for family history, social history, or any anther reason - these are a vast resource of historical events that happened, that should not be overlooked.


As the Police Gazettes were produced for 'the  police force only' you will find information included in them, that you will not find anywhere else. You will find details of changes within the police force such as promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, deaths etc. Information is also given on rewards, housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost, found and stolen items, reports on those apprehended and released, and so much more. Notices from interstate police gazettes are often included.

Example entry taken from the 30 March 1910 issue:

Description of Prisoners to be Discharged from H.M. Gaols

John Gunstone, ship's fireman, native of Cardiff, South Wales, 25 years of age, 5ft. 9 1/2in. high, medium build, dark complexion, dark hair, grey to brown eyes, tattoo marks as follows:- Design of butterfly inside and outside right forearm, CAR, cross, dagger, and other small inkmarks on left forearm, RUTH on back of left hand, tried at Port Adelaide on March 18th, 1910, as a stowaway per s.s. Riverina from Melbourne; 21 days.

Example entry taken from the 17 August 1910 issue:

Deserting Wives, Families &c.

Warrant issued for the following:-

John Douglas Ferguson, mason's laborer, 21 years of age, 5ft. 7in. high, fair complexion, fair hair, hazel eyes, clean shave when last seen, broad shoulders, fairly stout build, heart tatooed above wrist on right arm, charged with leaving without adequate means of support his wife, Euphemia Lily Ferguson, at Port Adelaide, on August 15th, 1910. Warrant filed at Port Adelaide. - (C.1938)

Not only is this a valuable resource for those researching in South Australia, but it makes for fascinating reading even if you don't have family there.

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