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449190
  • Title
    New South Wales. Police Dept. - Records, 1820-1894
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 224
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1820 - 1894
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    449190
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 3524, frames 1-172 (MLMSS 224)
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.02
    Textual Records - (printed)
    Photographs
    Textual Records
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    In the first year of the new colony of New South Wales (1788) Royal Marines performed the function.In August 1789, the Governor appointed a Night Watch consisting of 12 well-behaved convicts. In 1810, Governor Macquarie re-organised the police, creating a basic system of districts and ranks. In the following years, the colony established independent police unit to meet particular law enforcement needs. Sections such as Mounted Police (1825), Water Police (1830), Sydney Police (1833), Border Police (1839) and Native Police (1848). Successive administrations attempted to improve policing structure and finally, in March 1862, the Police Regulation Act amalgamated all the police into one cohesive body, the NSW Police Force. -- Police NSW website.
  • Scope and Content
    1841-1853; Appropriations, expenditures and requisitions (Yass Police Office, Crown Solicitor Melbourne, Audit Office Sydney, police salaries)

    1858-1960; Statistical returns (unemployment, sanitary housing, stockades, prisoners taken into custody by the Sydney Police)

    12 Oct. 1859; Appendix for the Chairman of the Select Committee on the `Condition of the Working Classes of the Metropolis' to support evidence given at the inquiry. This document written by Inspector Charles Edward Harrison of the Detective Office, Sydney describes his observations of prostitution and the effects on the lives of children in central Sydney (Kent St, Castlereagh St, Sussex St, Darcey's Lane, Clarke's Lane, King St, Surry Hills, Hyde Park).

    July-Aug. 1880; Police records containing albumen photoprint portraits with name, age, sex, religion, year of birth, occupation, physical description of offenders as well as offences committed, where and when tried and the sentence.

    1822-1894; Miscellaneous papers: Court diary listing legal cases, 5-12 Sept. 1822; Directions for duties performed by constables under the command of Chief Constable John Smith by Commandant J. T. Maryset, 8 Jan. 1822; Jury summons for Edwin Thomas Beilby, 1842, 1847; Letter from Alfred Stephen (Chief Justice) to the Colonial Secretary in relation to the submission of Law returns and statistics, 25th June 1849; Record of employment for Constable Patrick Purtell, 11 Apr. 1864; Sketch of the Colony, 16 Dec. 1863; Land records and owners for the County of Cook with description of property, 1877; Letters (Dept. of Prisons NSW, Police Office-Bathurst), 1837, 1854, 1894.
  • Source
    Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907.
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 845982
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    D.S. Mitchell signature.
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