South Australian crooks, cops and victims
of the 1840s
following searchable database will disclose the names persons
associated with crimes as listed in the South
Australian Government Gazettes of 1838, 1839,
1849 and 1850.
Pictured: SA's first court in Whitmore
Square Adelaide about 1840.
This data is particularly useful in disclosing residents
in the earliest days of the colony. In the period 1841-1846
there was no assisted emigration and so the arrivals have
no records in shipping material. Using resources such as
the Gazettes aids researchers in determining residence.
Of course not everyone was involved in crime but it covers
all classes of people and is a resource that should be used
in concert with other documentation being generated at the