South Australian Police Gazette 1939


Cat No.:   AU5103-1939:

No of pages in original: 654pp

Year published: (1939)


If you are researching people and places in South Australia during 1939 you should consider the Police Gazettes. These are an invaluable source of events which occurred throughout the whole of the year.

Covering everything from stolen cars and bicycles, to murders and arson, to housebreak-ins and missing persons, as well as apprehensions and escapes. You will find a whole host of valuable information in these pages. There are also 'photograph supplements' included, these show the photographs of various people, together with their name, aliases, criminal history and time served.

Example entry taken from the 4 January 1939 issue:


Strathalbyn - On the 9th December, 1938, on the body of William Irvine, age 59 years, late of Tailem Bend, caretaker. Verdict:- "I find that William Irvine, ages 59 years, later of Tailem Bend, came to his death on the 26th day of November, 1938, at approximately 7.40 p.m. on the Strathalbyn to Belvidere main road, through being struck by a motor card driven by Henry George Meyer, of Ashbourne, grazier."-(C13186/38).

Apprehensions During the Week

Edith Ince alias Sly (59), on complaint, charged with a breach of the Licencing Act, section 202, at the Flagstaff Hotel, Adelaide; fined £5 and costs 10s. Evidence obtained by F.C.'s Lavender and Shipway. Tried at Adelaide on 23/12/38.-(C.13057/38).

A valuable resource for those with family in South Australia in this time frame. 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.

No. of CDs is:  1 ;   Format is:  PDF ;   Searchable?:  YES;

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