Queensland Police Gazette 1909


Cat No.:   AU4103-1909:

No of pages in original: 558pp

Year published: (1909)

The Queensland Police Gazette is a little different from other states in that it includes details of those applying and holding various licences, such as: treasury licences, auctioneers, wine-sellers, wholesale spirit dealers, victuallers and transfer of victuallers licences, billiards, packets and more. Many photographs are also included in this year's issues.

Example entry taken from the 27 March 1909 issue:


Chinchillia - About 8 p.m., 9th instant, George Robert Clements and George Laxon were shot dead whilst sitting on the verandah of a hut at Shanks's Selection, near Baking Board Siding, Western line; the former was shot dead, while the latter was shot in the throat, the bullet subsequently extracted, and he has since recovered. Suspicion attached to Dick Normanton, a tracker, who absconded from Condamine Police Station, near Roma, and was seen at Condarra, as out-station of Auburn, on 14th instant: he was then in company of Condarra aboriginals, to one of whom he gave a silver hunting watch (since recovered). It has since been ascertained that the watch, a 44-cal. Winchester rifle, and about 18 cartridges, the property of Arthur Brodie, were stolen from a hut in the Condamine District. A cartridge shell found near scene of the murder corresponds with the cartridges stolen from Brodie's hut. Suspect is 30 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, slight build, small moustache; wearing a soft white shirt, brown tweed trousers, black vest, cossack boots, and felt hat; carried a swag, and originally came from Normanton District. Every effort is to be made to locate suspect. If located, detain, and wire Inspector Geraghty, and Officer in Charge, Criminal Investigation Branch, Brisbane.-O.939. 24th March, 1909

A unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - useful for anyone with an interest in Queenslanders in this era.

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