New South Wales Police Gazette 1886


Cat No.:   AU2103-1886:

No of pages in original: 440pp

Year published: (1886)


If you had family living in New South Wales in 1886, have you thought of looking in Police Gazettes for information? These are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians.


Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, dismissals, deaths etc), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, inquest verdicts, missing friends, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

Example entry taken from the 10 March 1886 issue:


Albury - Ellen Jordan charged with the wilful murder of her illegitimate female child at Albury, has been arrested by Sergeant Brown, Albury Police. Committed for trial at Albury Circuit Court.

Example entry taken from the 21 April 1886 issue:

Deserters from the New South Wales Artillery

On the 6th April, 1886.

No. 1,519, Gunner William Lynn, born at Portsmouth, England, 29 years of age, 5 feet, 10 3/8 inches high, dark brown hair, brown eyes, dark complexion, bullet hole in calf of leg; a surveyor; dressed in regimentals. Under one years' service.

Example entry taken from the 22 December 1886 issue:

Notice - Electoral Rolls

The Police appointed Collectors of the Electoral Lists are enjoined to exercise the greatest care in the preparation of the same, to ensure accuracy and prevent any repetition of complaints hitherto made by persons entitles to the franchise being omitted from the Roll.

Issued weekly, this CD contains all 52 issues that were produced for the year 1886, and this truly is a fascinating read for learning about the social history of the time, even if you don't have family there.

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

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