Cat No.: AU4103-1911:
No of pages in original: 643pp
Year published: (1911)
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges and descriptions, inquest verdicts, lost or stolen items, missing stock animals, escaped prisoners and missing persons. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
One complete issue (No. 8) has an interesting catalogue of 11 pages of illustrations of watches, bracelets, rings and other jewelry, with their trade description (to assist police with stolen items).
Example entry taken from the 17 June 1911 issue:
Housebreaking and stealing from the Dwellinghouse
C.I. Branch, Rockhampton - The premises of Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey, jewellers, East street, Rockhampton, were entered during the night of the 9th instant, and two safes opened by means of keys, and the following articles of jewellery (valued at about £950; identifiable) and £30 in cash stolen therefrom. The manager A.A. Radcliffe, held possession of the safe keys throughout the night in question, and the duplicate keys were held by the Bank of New South Wales, Rockhampton. Entrance to the premises was apparently effected through the front door, which was secured with a Chubb lock; this was apparently opened with a key, and the three other doors opening into the premises were opened from the inside by keys that were left hanging in the shop. As the above offence occurred during Carnival Week at Rockhampton, there was a number of Southern speilers and criminals in the town. [the rest of the article, 4 pages or so, lists all the contents missing.
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