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South African Police, Van Reenen records
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Divisional - Pietermaritzburg

The searching of prisoners, instructions regarding persons sent to hospital by the police, application for enrolment for Force, promotion examination, standing orders - Criminal Investigation Dept., medical health.

Poll and Dog Tax

Correspondence and memoranda re collectors of education, poll and dog tax, native poll tax for Harrismith District, instructions to poll-tax collectors, rulings and opinions on laws of the O. R. C. governing poll taxes, Coloured persons - poll tax collection and returns, Schedule A return of Coloured persons residing on farms under Poll Tax Consolidation Ordinance 1904, No. 4 and No. 6 Patrols Schedules A, 2 books of 100 poll tax receipts, 1921 & 1922.


Incoming telegrams to Van Reenen re forwarding of stock, identification of stolen jewel-case, warrant of arrest, native wanted for murder, detainees, doctor's visit, reports for duty, passes, arrival of personnel for employment, border guards, summons, desertion of service, stock theft, escape from custody, and search, registrations, addresses of polling area, voters' lists, tracing of reports, wanted native suspects, claims, escort of leper, perjury case, Asiatics allowed in area, hidden letters, stones placed on railway lines, man decapitated, Coloured families court cases, railway officials on station, escorts, stolen goods, railway water, railway gangers and officials residences, subpoena in rape case, dimensions of police land, taking over of police buildings - Natal, arrest of soldiers, rifles stolen, chits for shoeing horses, transfer of police, police horses, Indian store broken into and burnt, natives stopped re clean health certificates, natives leaving Cape Town on behalf of Shepstone Whaling and Fishing Company, examination of native women's passes on trains.


Correspondence and memoranda re registration of voters, first biennial registration of voters, voters roll and revision, names of farms and farmers including Van Reenen, Paulina, De Beers, Braamhoek, Colinge Pass and. Bosch Hook.

South African Police, Van Reenen records

  • ZA HPRA A1352
  • Fonds
  • 1903 - 1927

Contains correspondence, circulars, telegrams, orders, duty and occurrence books, patrol reports, case dockets, charge sheets, lost and found lists, returns and statements.
Subjects are poll and dog tax, stock disease and theft, crime, registration of voters, agricultural census and the administration of the police at Van Reenen.

South African Police

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