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South Australian Police Gazette 1912

South Australian Police Gazette 1912

South Australian Police Gazette 1912

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Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force.

What is a Police Gazette?
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, Police Gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Produced at regular intervals (usually once a week), it was a way of making information available to all in the Police Force throughout the whole state.

What information can be found in a South Australian Police Gazette?
The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year, but overall you will find details of any changes within the police force which are all listed (promotions, demotions, discharges, resignations, deaths), information is also given on housebreak-ins, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters from services and from families, escaped prisoners, missing friends, lost and found items, and reports on those released. Notices from interstate police gazettes are usually included if it was felt that the person may be heading towards that state.

How can this help me?
Anyone researching their family will have a 'lost' family member or two! You may well find them listed here, being on either side of the law. Or maybe they were a Policeman who transferred to another department or division, or someone that was a victim of a crime. You can find the physical details on persons listed here, missing, wanted or released, which helps to paint a picture of them (name, aliases used, age, height, colour hair, colour eyes, distinguishing features, even colour clothing worn).

Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - they are useful for anyone with an interest in South Australia in the early 1900s. The CD contains all issues released during 1912 on a single CD.

Example entry taken from the 10 January 1912 issue
Stealing in Dwellings, from the Person &c.
On the 27th ultimo, from a dwelling at Gumeracha, a pair of dark tweed trousers, light stripe in material, size 6, two front pockets and one hip pocket, value 15s.; a watch chain, German silver, links in 1/2in. long, with two or three small links between, new bar to chain, the chain has been broken and rejoined near swivel; and a silver locket, design similar to Maltese cross, worn thin on one side, the property of Albert Pople. - (C.32.)

Example entry taken from the 17 January 1912 issue
Stealing in Dwellings, from the Person &c.
Vide Police Gazette, 1912, page 10 - Re Albert Pople's larceny from a dwelling at Gumeracha on the 27th ultimo. A portion of the stolen property, namely the watchchain, has been recovered, having been disposed of by a swagman, name unknown. - (C.32)

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 (1912) 2007
Pages 442

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