Monday, December 10, 2012

Western Australia Police Gazette

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The State Library of Western Australia has digitized and put online the Police Gazette of Western Australia from 1876 forward.  It lists all the police activity by year. The information includes a list of people arrested and their sentences, police appointments and promotions, conditional pardons issued to convicts, physical descriptions of convicts, etc.  I tried some "Jewish sounding" names such as Cohen and Levine and received multiple hits.  You can search by surname, place and convict number. 
 
The information is free by going to: http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/eresources/police_gazettes
 
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee                                                                                               
 

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