These Gazettes were published as Reports of Crime from 1861 to 1883 and thereafter became known as the Tasmanian Police Gazette. They were published weekly. Information contained includes: reports of crimes and offences, arrests, notices about absconders, missing persons, deserters, discharge of prisoners, inquest findings, stolen property, general police notices and notification of the issue of some licenses e.g. to hawkers, tanners and carriers. The content of the gazettes changes over time - for example, notices in relation to the discharge of prisoners were discontinued from 30 June 1910. Photographs of prisoners and their particulars appear in the gazettes from 1937 to 1949.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.