South Australian Police Gazette 1903


Cat No.:   AU5103-1903:

No of pages in original: 270pp

Year published: (1903)


If you had family living in South Australia in 1903, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? An unusual source of information, these are not only unique in the type of information that they contain, but they are a goldmine of useful information for genealogists. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.


This CD-ROM is a compilation of all 52 issues of the South Australian Police Gazette that were produced during 1903. Each issue is about four pages in length, and contains information such as court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include physical descriptions on the persons), escaped prisoners, and missing persons ... even lost and found items. Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.

Example entries taken from the 3 June 1903 issue:

Horses, Cattle, &c

Since about the 20th ultimo, from Torrens Island Cattle Station, a valuable blue steel color Benlington terrier dog, with scutty tail, large ears, grizzly-looking head, is larger than an Irish terrier, well bred, and splendidly shaped, the property of C.E. Owen Smyth; identifiable. - (C.1117).

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

Patrick Simmons, laborer, Ireland, age 27 years, height 5ft. 7 1/2in, ginger hair, grey eyes, scar on left kneww, scar on right calf, for larceny, at Port Pirie; three weeks and three months.

This is a valuable resource for all who are researching their South Australian connections, and it is now on fully-searchable CD-ROM for the first time.

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

FastFind:  Yes;  ISBN No.:   9781921416231;