Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes therefore contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of Justices of the Peace, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons, as well as lists for liquor, wine sellers, tobacco sellers, auctioneers, billiard and poisons licences.
Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included. Standing orders for all New South Wales Police Gazettes published by Archive CD Books Australia, allowing progressive purchase of these important Australian resources at 30% discount, are now available. Click here for further information. Example entry taken from the 6 April 1870 issue: Deserting Wives and Families, Service, &c. Warrants have been issued by the Grafton Bench for the arrest of James and Winifred Austen, charged with absconding from the hired service of E.D.S. Ogilvie, on the 31st January last. James Austen is described as very tall, rather thin, short dark beard and moustache mixed with gray, walks very erect, and has the manner and bearing of a soldier. Winifred Austen is middle-aged, medium size, low forehead, dark hair mixed with gray, aquiline nose, and arched eyebrows. Supposed to have gone to Sydney. Â£1 reward for their apprehension.