Find your ancestors in Tasmania Reports of Crime 1877

A valuable primary source of information, Police Gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. Issued approximately once a week, you can expect the Tasmanian Police Gazettes to include the following information:

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
Far from being just a unique and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians - the Police Gazettes are useful for anyone with an interest in Tasmania in the 1870s.

Example entry taken from the 5 January 1877 issue:

Missing Friends
Information is requested respecting a woman named Mary Ann Adams, who was transported from Surry, England, about 32 years ago. She subsequently married in this Colony a convict names William Neigheny. Communicate with this Office.