A greatly underused source for, the Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force, and as such you can find details here that you simply will not find anywhere else. The Tasmanian Police Gazettes which were called the "Reports of Crime" early on, 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:
Example entry taken from the 13 January 1882 issue:
About 2 a.m. on the 9th instant a dwelling-house and store situate at Thomas's Plains, the property of Messrs. Brown and Inglis, was maliciously set on fire by some person orpersons at present unknown and destroyed; the house was unoccupied at the time and the only property in contained was some toys and wooden matches value about £3 10s. Messrs. Brown and Inglis offer the above reward for suchinformation as will lead to the conviction of the person or persons who committed the above offence.
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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