In 1835 the government held an inquiry into the conditions of the police services in New South Wales. It asked for a written report from every District so that it could study and make changes where needed.
Below are some of those written reports. In them you will read as it was back in those days, and the hardships that were part of being responsible for the every-day running of those Districts.
The Committee (consisting of the Colonial Secretary, the Attorney General, Mr Berry, H. H. M’Arthur, and Mr Bell ) was appointed to “..enquire into and report upon the establishment and strength of the Police Force and all it’s branches, to what extent it may be expedient to maintain it, and the expense it will occasion, and to enquire into the capacity and condition of the Gaols in the colony, and to report what additional buildings appear to be required, and the probably expense of providing them..” .