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Tasmania Police Gazette 1929

Tasmania Police Gazette 1929

Tasmania Police Gazette 1929

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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
Example entry taken from the 12 April, 1929 issue:
HOBART.-OUTFITTERS PTY. LTD., 64 Murray-street (through II. S. Ikin, Manager), report that their shop, situate at above address, was unlawfully broken and entered, and clothing, to the value of £25, and £7 in money (including one 1913 sovereign) stolen therefrom; clothing only identifiable. Entrance effected by forcing the back door. (The clothing has since been found in the HobartRivulet and the lavatory at St. David's Park.)

McKENNY, LAWRENCE CROMWELL, on the 15th instant, by remission, labourer, age 17 years, height 5 feet 4 inches, fair complexion, fair hair, grey eyes, small nose, native of Tasmania; scar left elbow; vide " Police Gazette," 1928, page 128. Photo. 1/256

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 (1929) 2009
Pages 306

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