South Australian crooks, cops and victims of the 1840s

courtThe 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 time.

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