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LINKS - Law & Order, Criminals, Police
« on: Saturday 13 November 10 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Auckland Police Census 1842-1846.
http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/policecensus/census.html

Habitual Criminal Registers 1865-1971.
http://archway.archives.govt.nz/Home.do (search “habitual criminal registers’)
Held at the Wellington Regional Office of Archives New Zealand.
The Habitual Criminal Registers were a collection of information about habitual offenders derived from police gazettes and penal records of discharged prisoners.
Note: The New Zealand Police Gazettes are not yet indexed. Restrictions may apply.

Insolvency Register and Summary Instalment Order (SIO) Register.
The Insolvency and Trustee Service administers the New Zealand Insolvency Register and Summary Instalment Order (SIO) Register, both of which might be of interest to family researchers.
The Insolvency Register lists individuals adjudged bankrupt. A Summary Instalment Order (SIO) is a formal arrangement between a debtor and their creditors allowing a debtor to pay back all or part of their debts by instalments. SIOs are usually for three years. Where a person has assets or income a SIO may be considered as an alternative to bankruptcy.
http://www.insolvency.govt.nz/cms

Manawatu District Police Personnel. Listed by area, circa 1870’s to 1933.
http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/policecd.html

New Zealand Industrial Schools/Orphanages – Residents 1882-1883.
The Industrial Schools Act 1882 provided for Government schools, local schools and private institutions which were approved by the Government but privately financed. Under the Act, courts would commit neglected children under the age of 15 brought before them by the police. Parents could also bring uncontrollable children to the courts. Alternatively they could arrange privately for a child's admission while retaining guardianship. Managers of Industrial Schools were legal guardians of children committed until they reached 21 years of age. Provision was made for suitable children to be boarded out with foster-parents.
Provided that a child spent at least half the period of committal in Industrial School, he could be boarded out with foster parents, friends or placed in employment.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/NewZealandIndustrialSchools.htm

New Zealand Legal Information Institute.
http://www.nzlii.org/

New Zealand Police Gazette 1877-1991.
http://archway.archives.govt.nz/Home.do (search “police gazettes’)
Various issues held at the Auckland and Wellington Regional Office of Archives New Zealand.
Issues of the Police Gazettes contained information regarding missing and wanted persons, stolen and recovered property, lists of persons on trial, persons convicted, and persons discharged. The names of the police officers making the arrest may also appear. With the advent of practical photography later issues also included mug shots of prisoners.
Note: The New Zealand Police Gazettes are not yet indexed. Restrictions may apply.
   
New Zealand Police Museum.
http://www.police.govt.nz/service/museum/index.html

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913.
Very comprehensive site for trials held at London's central criminal court. Includes links to; London Lives 1690-1800, the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts, and Historical Background. Even if you don't have criminals in your family tree you may find ancestors who appeared as witnesses or victims of crime. This site is invaluable for its verbatim witness statements giving remarkable insight into day-to-day living.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/

Sensible Sentencing Trust.
Features databases on violent offenders, paedophile and sexual offenders, and a database sentencing tracker. Click on the names for more information which may include a photograph of the offender.
sst.org.nz

Suspicious Looking. 19th Century Mug Shots from the New Zealand Police Museum.
A fascinating discussion of the development and use of mug shots in NZ policing. Features dozens of mug shots with a brief description.
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jb0/

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RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
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Re: LINKS - Law & Order, Criminals, Police
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 February 15 06:03 GMT (UK) »
Who Cared? Childhoods within Hawke’s Bay Children’s Homes and Orphanages 1892-1988 (2nd ed.) 2013 by Kay Morris Matthews.
This online .pdf book records the harrowing and sometimes heartening stories of people who grew up in children’s homes in Hawke’s Bay.
http://www.eit.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Who-Cared-2nd-Edition-May-13.pdf
Thanks to Twiggy Tree for the link.

Dunedin Industrial School Committal Books 1886-1897
Archives New Zealand have digitized these two Committal Books, now available on Archway. Industrial schools were institutions where neglected or criminal children of a variety of ages were sent to be housed and educated to become worthwhile members of society. The books provide names and ages of siblings, whether they had previously been at school, names of parents and the reason for the child’s committal.
    Industrial School Committal Book 1886-1892
    http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE25613929
    Industrial School Committal Book 1892-1897
    http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE25613485

ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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