Source Information New Zealand, Police Gazettes, 1878-1945 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2018.
Original data: New Zealand Police Gazettes, 1878-1945. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. This information is supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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About New Zealand, Police Gazettes, 1878-1945

Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. In this collection of police gazettes, which spans the years 1878-1945, you will find the names of police officers, victims of crime, missing persons, and wanted or released criminals.

This collection contains Police Gazettes from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Browse this collection to find out what kind of trouble your ancestors were getting into. These records can tell you the crime they committed and how long they were sentenced to prison. You might even find their mugshots!

The records within this collection may include the following information

  • Name of convict
  • Alias name
  • Age at conviction
  • Crime committed
  • Sentence
  • Birth year
  • Physical characteristics
  • Date of trial