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Tasmania Reports of Crime 1863

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Regular Price: $9.95

Special Price $7.46

Gazettes are published by governments and their agencies as a means of communication to officials and the general public.

Police gazettes provide information and instructions to members of the police force. For historians these are a wonderful resource of historical and genealogical information. You can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes to include the following information (usually listing names and sometimes personal details, 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
  • 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
  • prisoners released on tickets of leave
  • property 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 23 October 1863 issue:

The prisoner described below effected his escape from the Watch-house at Torquay, on the 9th instant, whislt under remand on a charge of sheep-stealing:- Description: Alfred Evans, age 17, height 5 feet 4 inches, complexion dark, hair black, whiskers black and worn around the chin, eyes dark; dressed in Tartan jumper (small stripes), check shirt, black wide-a-wake hat, and dark cloth trousers. Parents reside at Marsh's Paddock, near Deloraine. See also Crime Report of the 18th September, page 146.

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. 

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author No
Date (1863) 2008
Pages 212

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