The Tasmanian Police Gazettes (or Reports of Crime as they were initially called), began in January 1861. This publication contains all issues released throughout the year.
A wonderful resource of interesting historical information with names, dates and events for historians, the Police Gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. You can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes to include the following information that will usually list names and some imes personal details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the researcher:
Example entry taken from the 26 July 1861 issue:
RETURN of Prisoners discharged from H. M. Gaols
and Houses of Correction during the Week ending
20th July, 1861:
Stephen Circle, tried P.O. Richmond, 23rd April, 1861.
Charles Drummond, tried P.O. Oatlands, 16th April, 1861,
Charles Alexander, tried P.O. Pontville, 6th July, 1861.
John Robinson, tried P.O. Hobart, 15th July, 1861.
James M'Kenzie, ditto, 12th July, 1861.
William Fletcher, tried Supreme Court, Oatlands, 25th June, 1858.
James Gilhooly, ditto, 29th June, 1855.
Timothy Quinlan, tried Supreme Court Launceston, 28th December, 1859.
William Yates, tried P.O. Hobart, 12th February, 1861.
William Frost, tried P.O. Richmond, 23rd February, 1861.
Michael Downey, tried P.O. Hobart, 29th April, 1861.
Thomas Cunningham, ditto, 11th February, 1861.
Thomas Bennett, tried Supreme Court, Hobart, 1st June, 1858.
Jane Hunt, tried P.O. Launceston , 1st July, 1861.
Joseph Horton, tried P.O. Longford, 17th April, 1861.
Denis Ryan, tried P.O. Campbell Town, 13th February, 1861.
James Willet, tried P.O. Launceston, 18th February, 1861,
John Varnham, ditto, 18th June, 1861.
Mary A. Williams, tried P.O. Ross, 5th December, 1860.
John Saunders, tried P.O. Launceston, 21st May, 1861.
John Smith, tried P.O. Deloraine, 18th September, 1860.
Thomas Smith, tried P.O. Launceston, 8th July, 1861.
Peter Smith, tried P.O. Westbury, 3rd July, 1861.
John Pierman, tried P.O. Campbell Town, 21st June, 1801
Richard Rimes, tried P.O. Outlands, 18th July, 1861.
Margaret Poulson, ditto.
John Blake, tried P.O. New Norfolk, 3rd July, 1861.
John Burns , tried P.O. Richmond, 13th July, 1861.
John Cain, tried P.O. Franklin, 17th July, 1861.
Patrick Farrell, ditto.
George Smith, tried P.O. Torquay, 19th June, 1861.
Thomas Collins, tried P.O. Pingal,15th May, 1861.
Peter Plunkett, ditto, 16th July, 1861, to Launceston Gaol.
Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public. As such they are useful, not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as far as family historians are concerned, they are valuable primary source documents.
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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