Police Gazettes

The Police Gazette of Western Australia (1876 onwards) is a valuable resource for researching police and criminals in Western Australia.  Information can be found under various headings: apprehensions (name of person arrested, arresting constable, charge and sentence); police appointments, dismissals, discharges, promotions, resignations and transfers; tickets of leave, certificates of freedom, and conditional pardons issued to convicts; physical descriptions of prisoners (name, condition, build, age, height, hair and eye colour, visage, complexion, trade, nationality and distinguishing marks); deserters from military service; escaped prisoners; expirees leaving the colony; inquests (where held, date, before whom, name and date of death of person, verdict); licences (publican, gallon, eating, boarding and lodging houses, railway refreshment rooms, wine and beer, colonial wine, spirit merchants, club, wayside house, packet and billiard table - name of licensee, name of hotel etc and town or district given); missing friends; prisoners discharged; people tried at Quarter Sessions (name, offence, district, verdict, how disposed of); special inquiries; stealing in dwellings; and warrants issued.

With thanks to the Friends of Battye Library and the Sholl Bequest, the Police Gazettes 1876-1900 have been digitised and are fully text searchable.

Indexes

Indexes were compiled for each year of the gazette under the headings noted above. Please note the indexes for 1878,1879,1897 and 1898 are not available.  Usually under each heading you will find the name of a person with the page number of the gazette for the year where you will find the entry.

1876 Index Page 1 to 16 (PDF, 7.0 MB)

1888 Index Page 1 to 26 (PDF, 8.4 MB)

1877 Index Page 1 to 23 (PDF, 8.9 MB)

1889 Index Page 1 to 23 (PDF, 7.6 MB)

1880 Index Page 1 to 19 (PDF, 6.4 MB)

1890 Index Page 1 to 23 (PDF, 3.7 MB)

1881 Index Page 1 to 20 (PDF, 6.7 MB)

1891 Index Page 1 to 26 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

1882 Index Page 1 to 22 (PDF, 7.2 MB)

1892 Index Page 1 to 7 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

1883 Index Page 1 to 21 (PDF, 7.2 MB)

1893 Index Page 1 to 28 (PDF, 4.6 MB)

1884 Index Page 1 to 23 (PDF, 8.0 MB)

1894 Index Page 1 to 28 (PDF, 4.6 MB)

1885 Index Page 1 to 21 (PDF, 7.1 MB)

1895 Index Page 1 to 30 (PDF, 6.5 MB)

1886 Index Page 1 to 24 (PDF, 8.7 MB)

1896 Index Page 1 to 43 (PDF,7.8 MB 

1887 Index Page 1 to 27 (PDF, 8.5 MB)

1900 Index Page 1 to 61 (PDF, 19.6 MB)

Years

1876

1877

1878

No index for 1878 is available

1879

No index for 1879 is available

1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

No index for 1897 is available

1898

No index for 1898 is available

  • January 1898 Page 15 (missing pages 1-14, 22, 23, 40) to 41 (4.6 MB PDF File)
  • February 1898 Page 43 to 74 (6.1 MB PDF File)
  • March 1898 Page 75 to 117 (7.4 MB PDF File)
  • April 1898 Page 119 to 153 (11.0 MB PDF File)
  • May 1898 Page 155 to 185 (10.4 MB PDF File)
  • June 1898 Page 187 to 220 (10.2 MB PDF File)
  • July 1898 Page 221 to 255 (10.1 MB PDF File)
  • August 1898 Page 257 to 292 (14.9 MB PDF File)
  • September 1898 Page 294 (missing pages 295, 296) to 322 (4.7 MB PDF File)
  • October 1898 Page 323 (missing pages 327, 328) to 355 (9.5 MB PDF File)
  • November 1898 Page 357 (missing pages 377, 378) to 396 (10.3 MB PDF File)
  • December 1898 Page 398 (missing pages 407, 408) to 410 (6.6 MB PDF File)

1899

1900

Last updated on: 24 Mar 2017