South Australian Police Gazette 1904


Cat No.:   AU5103-1904:

No of pages in original: 251pp

Year published: (1904)


Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes therefore contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.


They include court lists, given on rewards, housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost or stolen items, reports on those apprehended and released, changes in the police force ... and so much more.

Issued approx. weekly, here collected together on the one CD is the whole years worth of issues.

Example entries taken from the 14 September 1904 issue:


At Somerton, on the 10th instant, on the body of Charles Ernest Deeley, who was found dead in his bedroom, at Somerton, on the previous day. Verdict - "That deceased, Charles Ernest Deeley, came to his death on September 9th 1904, from a gunshot would, by his own act, while of unsound mind."

At Kadina, on the 8th instant, on the body of James Conlin, who was crushed to death in the machinery at the Wallaroo Mines on the same day. Verdict- "That the deceased, James Conlin, came to his death at the home engine, Wallaroo Mines, on Thursday, September 8th, 1904, through his clothes being accidentally caught in the cogs of the wheel of the engine which he was driving, and that there is no blame attached to any person".

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

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

FastFind:  Yes;  ISBN No.:   9781921416248;