If you had family living in Tasmania in 1906, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? An unusual source of information, these are not only unique in the type of information that they contain, but they are a goldmine of useful information for genealogists.
The Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. You can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes (in the earliest years called Reports of Crime) to include the following information that will usually list names and sometimes personal details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the researcher:
DESERTERS FROM H.M. SERVICE
HOBART.- £3 Reward.-Deserted front H.M.S. Pioneer, at Hobart, on the 3rd instant: - William Smith Leese, Ordinary Seaman, age 20 years, height 5 feet 4 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion; woman's head right arm, heart left arm; a native of Sydney. The above reward is offered by the Commander for the arrest of this deserter.
INQUESTS ON BODIES.
HOBART DISTRICT.-An Inquest was held at the General Hospital on the 5th instant, before A. Riddoch, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Joseph Argee, aged 67 years; a baker. Verdict: "Accidental death."
OATLANDS DISTRICT.-An Inquest was held at the Oatlands Hotel on the 7th instant, before Richard Harrison, Esq., Coroner, on the body of an illegitimate female child of Ada Swanston. Verdict: "Died from neglect at time of birth on the part of the mother."
High quality scanned images of the whole years worth of issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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