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New South Wales Police Gazette 1871

New South Wales Police Gazette 1871

New South Wales Police Gazette 1871

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If you had family living in New South Wales in 1871, have you thought of looking in Police Gazettes for information? These are a truly unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians.

Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.

The Police Gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. You can expect the Victoria Police Gazettes to include the following information that will usually list names and sometimes private details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations:

  • appointments of Registrars of BDM, Powder Magazine Keepers, Crown Land Bailiffs, Public Vaccinators and Health Officers, and Electoral Inspectors
  • apprehensions
  • auctioneer, hawker, marine store licences
  • deaths of retired police and recipients of police pensions
  • escapees and absconders from custody
  • funds paid to recipients of police pensions
  • lost or stolen property and victims of crime
  • deserting wives, families, etc
  • deserting from military service
  • deserting from merchant vessels
  • inquests
  • medical practitioners
  • missing friends
  • persons suspected or wanted for a crime and warrants issued
  • police appointments
  • prisoners discharged from gaols
  • victims of crime
Example entries taken from the 10 July 1902 issue:
Miscellaneous Information
William Moffat is charged, on warrant, with disobeying an order of the Prahran Bench to pay 7s. 6d. per week for the maintenance of his illegitimate child. Description:- A horse trainer and jockey, about 29 years of age, fair complexion, clean shaven, may wear small brown moustache, blue eyes; generally wears a dark-grey tweed suit and a brown alpine hat. - O.6131. 5th July, 1902.

Prisoners Reported as Discharged for the Week Ending 12th July 1902
Goal: Coburg
Name: Taylor, Elizabeth, 5354
Where Tried: Melbourne S.C.
When: 15th June, 1891
Offence: murder
Sentence: 15 years
Native of: England
Trade: nurse
Born: 1844
Height: 5 ft. 0 1/2 in.
Complexion: Fresh
Hair: fair
Eyes: blue
Remarks and Previous Convictions: One previous conviction

For anyone with connections to Victoria in the early 1900s, this is a valuable guide, both for information that could include details about family members, but also for learning about the Victorian society as it was in 1902.

This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Also available:

New South Wales Police Gazette 1871 CD

Additional Information

Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author No
Date (1871) 2007
Pages 342

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