Cat No.: AU7103-1895:
So you've heard of Police Gazettes? But just what are they? These were weekly publications which were distributed among the Police Force, and included information on all sorts of happenings within the state of Victoria.
Far from being just an immensely as well as fascinating resource for local, family and social historians, the Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. As well as listing those in the police force with promotions, demotions, resignations, dismissals, deaths etc. Also details on rewards, housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, inquests, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost, found and stolen items, reports on those apprehended and discharged, and so much more. Notices from interstate police gazettes are often included.
Example entries taken from the 22 May 1895 issue:
Deserters of Wives and Children
George Damyon is charged, on warrant, with deserting his wife, Ellen Damyon, 72 Argyle-street, St. Kilda, at Collingwood, on the 3rd instant. Description:- English, labourer, 28 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, medium build, thin features, dark complexion, heavy dark eyebrows, blue eyes, rather large nose, fair moustache only, anchor tattooed on one arm, marked on back of hands, ring tattooed on one finger, very large hands; wore a dark sac coat and vest, light-coloured trousers, a brown boxer hat with black band, and lace-up boots. Has his child, 8 months old, with him. - O.4021. 18th May, 1895.
This is a valuable resource for all who are researching their Victorian connections, and it is now on fully-searchable CD-ROM for the first time.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
No. of CDs is: 1 ; Format is: PDF ; Searchable?: YES;
FastFind: Yes; ISBN No.: 9781921371776;