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Queensland Police Gazette 1881

Queensland Police Gazette 1881

Queensland Police Gazette 1881

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This truly is an historian's goldmine of information which cannot be found elsewhere.

During 1881 the Queensland Police Gazette was issued fortnightly, and stated that it "contains information received in cases of felony and of misdemeanour, and against receivers of stolen property, reputed thieves, and offenders escaped from custody, with the time, place, and circumstances of the offences, and description of offenders or those suspected, giving the appearance, dress, and other marks of identity, with every particular which may lead to their apprehension; and a description, as accurate as possible, of property that has been stolen, horses, &c."

This truly is an historian's goldmine of information which cannot be found elsewhere. Apart from any changes within the police force which are all listed, information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners, reports on those released, even deaths reported to the police (together with their place of death and cause of death given). Notices from interstate police gazettes are sometimes included.

An example entry taken from the 9 July 1881 issue:
Return of Deaths Reported to the Police, in Which Inquests Have Been Held Since Last Publications
Name of Deceased: Robert Green
Profession or Calling: Shepherd
Age: 44 years
Stature: 5ft 7in
Colour of Hair: Dark
Clothing and other means of Identification: Identified
Date of Death: 11 June
Place of Death: Tambo
Supposed cause of Death: Heart disease
Persons last seen in company of Deceased: [left blank]
Remarks: Nil

Note: only one entry has been transcribed above, there were fifteen listed in this issue, with causes of the deaths ranging from typhoid, falling down a shaft, excessive drinking, asthma, suicide, killed by blacks, coma, run over by a wagon ... and more.

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.

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author No
Date (1881) 2007
Pages 171

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