South Australian Police Gazette 1917


Cat No.:   AU5103-1917:

No of pages in original: 464pp

Year published: (1917)


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 in the Police Service, lists of Justices of the Peace, lists of arrests and discharges and descriptions, inquest verdicts, lost or stolen items, missing stock animals, escaped prisoners and missing persons.

Example entry taken from the 21 February 1917 issue:

Special Inquiry

A motor cycle and side car (described hereunder), value £100, the property of Harold Sydney Redman, was stolen from York Lane, near Grand Central Hotel, Adelaide, on September 30th, 1916, and has not since been traced, The owner is not a wealthy man, and the loss to him is considerable. It is thought that some trace might be obtained in country districts. Special inquiries are therefore requested. Description - A motor cycle and side car, twin cylinder, Kink Dick engine, Bullock frame, painted pale blue, three-speed gear, aluminium footboards, ebonite grips, engine No. A5149, registered No. 5500. mudguards, acetylene gas lamp, and mechanical horn, side car has wicker body, leather cover, and spring seat. See also Police Gazette, 1916, page 323 "Stealing in Dwellings, &c." - (C.2832)

Example entry taken from the 5 September 1917 issue:

Escaped Prisoner of War

On the 24th ultimo Anton Ohlms and H.J. Schonobel (prisoners of war) escaped from the German Concentration Camp, Liverpool, New South Wales. Ohlms is described as a German, 19 years of age, 5ft. 10 3/4in. high, about 158lbs. weight, blue eyes, fair hair, a barman. Schonobel is a German, 20 years of age, 6ft. high, about 156lbs. weight, brown hair, grey eyes, bullet mark inside fleshy part of left thigh, a labourer. If located in South Australia to be arrested and handed over to the military authorities, Keswick. - (C.2368)

A few unique features appear in this years issues:

• marine stores collectors' licences

• list of medical officers appointed to attend destitute persons' in country districts

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