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

    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:

    • apprehensions
    • convict returns
    • disciplining of police
    • escapees and absconders from custody
    • housebreakers and burglars
    • licensed carriers, hawkers, oyster fishers, and tanners
    • deserting wives, families, etc
    • deserting from military service
    • deserting from merchant vessels
    • inquests
    • missing friends
    • murderers and their victims
    • police resignations
    • prisoners discharged from gaols and released on tickets of leave
    • property and stock recovered
    • rewards - names of persons offering a reward
    • victims of arson
    • victims of horse and cattle stealing or straying
    • victims of lost or stolen property
    • victims of sheep stealing or straying

    Example entry taken from the 19 January 1923 issue:

    Abconders New Town - MYRTLE COOPER, RUBY COOPER and BEATRICE FRANCES BRANCH absconded from the HCome of Mercy between 5 and 6 a.m. on the 14th instant. Descriptions: Myrtle Cooper:- Age 16 years, height about 5 feet 5 inches, fair complexion, light-brown hair, blue eyes; wearing dark-blue dress and light hat. Ruby COoper:- Age 15 years, height about 5 feet 2 inches, dark complexion and hair; dressed in gdark-blue dress and wearing light har. Beatrice Frances Cooper:- Age about 16 years, height about 5 feet 7 inches, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes; dressed in a light dress and light hat. The parents of the COoper girls reside at New Norfolk, and Branch's parents at Hobart.

    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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    Additional Information

    Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
    Author No
    Date (1923) 2009
    Pages 261

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