Tasmania Reports of Crime 1862
Tasmania Reports of Crime 1862. 1862. 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 times personal details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the researcher:

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
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

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.

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