Find your ancestors in Tasmania Reports of Crime 1872

The Tasmanian Police Gazettes, commonly called the 'Reports of Crime' contain similar information to those of other Australian states. Listing general police information, promotions, demotions, those leaving the force etc, as well as property stolen, property found, arson, murder, warrants issued, arrests and discharges, absconders, court notices, and inquests. There are also licences for hawkers, carriers, oyster fisheries, and tanners.

Issued weekly, these are a goldmine of information for any historian (family history, local history or social history). Containing the names and dates of many thousands of people and events that occurred throughout 1872, finding information in here can help piece together stories in your family history.

Example entry taken from the 29 March 1872 issue:

Miscellaneous Information
The names of the under-mentioned persons were omitted in former Returns of persons convicted, District of Hobart:
Curtis, Jane, tried October, 1871, F.C., larceny, 3 months, native place England, house servant, aged 42, 5 feet 4 inches high, brown hair.
Clabby, Henry, tried 30th Nov. 1871, Free, larceny, 3 months, native of Tasmania, labourer, aged 18, 5 feet 4 inches high, dark brown hair.
Spall, John, alias Smith, tried Feb, 1872, F.S., per Wm. Jardine, embezzlement, 3 months, native place England, labourer, aged 52, 5 feet 5 inches high, grey hair.