Queensland Police Gazette 1864-1900

Queensland Police Gazettes are an extremely useful resource for family and local historians alike. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these gazettes contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else. Gazettes provide for fascinating searching and useful information for anyone interested in Queensland's history and people.

The gazettes contain information received in cases of: felony and misdemeanour; against receivers of stolen property; reputed thieves; offenders escaped from custody, with the time, place, and circumstances of the offences; description of offenders or those suspected, giving the appearance, dress, and other marks of identity, with every particular which may lead to their apprehension; and a description, as accurate as possible, of property that has been stolen. 

They also 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 and descriptions photographs and details of deserters, escaped prisoners, and missing people as well lists for liquor, wine sellers, tobacco sellers, auctioneers, billiard and poisons licences. Notices from police gazettes from other states are also often included.


The 1897 issue features the following special supplements: list of Justices of the Peace; Magistrates resident beyond the colony; brands registry; and many photo supplements.


The 1898 issue features the following special supplements: list of Justices of the Peace; list of medical practitioners with addresses and qualifications; and 29 pages of photo supplements.


The 1899 issue features the following special supplements: list of Justices of the Peace; 
list of medical practitioners with addresses and qualifications; pharmaceutical list - name, date, address and qualification; list of licences - victuallers, packet, billards, bagatelle, tobacco; list of police districts and inspectors; and 29 pages of photo supplements.


The 1900 issue features the following special supplements: medical practitioners; marriage celebrants; chemists; and commissioners of the Supreme Court.