New South Wales Police Gazette 1881. 1881. If you had family living in New South Wales in 1881, have you thought of looking at the Police Gazettes for information? These are a historian's goldmine of information.
Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes contain information that can not be found anywhere else. Far from just listing those who were in the Police Force, or those that were on the 'wrong side' of the law - you will also find entries of missing persons, or they might be a witness to crime, or they may have had something stolen from them, or they may even have found an item, and reported it to the Police. Of course you also get weekly information on housebreaking, robberies, arson, murders, lost horses and cattle, deserters, escaped prisoners and reports on those released ... as well as some information from interstate police gazettes. This CD contains images of all 52 issues New South Wales Police Gazette for 1881. Example entry taken from the 27 July 1881 issue: Robberies with Arms of Violence or From the Person Sydney.-Stolen about 12.30 a.m. the 26th instant, from the person of Alexander Anderson, of No. 98, Elizabeth-street, whilst drunk in a cab driven by Thomas Henry Martin,-A linen bag containing about sixty sovereigns. Bag only recovered. By a woman about 25 years of age, medium height, slender build, pale complexion, dark hair; dressed in black dress and dark bonnet. Can be identified by the cabman. No warrant issued.