Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - the Police Gazettes are useful for anyone with an interest in Tasmania in the 1860s. The CD contains all issues that were released during that 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 4 April 1862 issue:
CITY OF HOBART MUNICIPALITY.
STOLEN between the hours of 10 A.M. and 12 noon
on the 29th ultimo, from a dressing table in the
house of R. P. Adams, Esq., Elboden-place, the window
having been left open :-A lady's small fine gold chain
and very small watch, engine-turned back.
Between the hours of 6 and 7 P.m. on the 1st instant,
the office of Mr. R. Higginson, situate at the New-
Wharf, was entered by means of a false key, and the following
articles stolen therefrom :-1 black cloth shooting
coat, 1 grey top ditto, 1 old black sacque ditto, 1 old
Raglan cape, and 1 black hat, nearly new.
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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