Source Information

Ancestry.com. Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Tasmania Reports of Crime. Ridgehaven, South Australia: Gould Genealogy & History. http://www.gould.com.au/SearchResults.asp?Search=AU6103.

About Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883

Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. In the earliest years, these gazettes were called Reports of Crime and they typically reported on the types of events listed below. You can expect this collection of Tasmanian Reports of Crime, covering the years 1861 to 1883, to list names and sometimes personal details. Descriptions, photographs, addresses, and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the researcher as well.

  • apprehensions
  • convict returns
  • disciplining of police
  • escapees and absconders from custody
  • housebreakers and burglars
  • licensed carriers, hawkers, oyster fishers, and tanners
  • deserting wives, families, etc
  • deserting from military service
  • deserting from merchant vessels
  • inquests
  • missing friends
  • murderers and their victims
  • police resignations
  • prisoners discharged from gaols and released on tickets of leave
  • property and stock 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