Source Information New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Police Employment, 1847-1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc.
Original data: Registers of Police, 1862-1904. Series 10945, State Records Fiche 846-850. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales.

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About New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Police Employment, 1847-1885

This is a registry of police officers appointed in New South Wales from 1847 to 1885. The register contains many different pieces of information on each police officer in New South Wales over those 38 years. The actual register was published from 1862 to 1904. The register kept track of whether the officer was mounted or on foot, his physical description, marital status, previous occupation and education, and police business, such as promotions and appointments or discharges. Information is arranged chronologically within each letter of the alphabet.

The register includes:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Date of appointment to each rank
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Marital status
  • Country
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Previous occupation
  • Where stationed

The register also may contain:

  • Demotion
  • Discharge
  • Death
  • Superannuation
  • Transfer