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FAGAR, Matija, wrote from Koprivnica, Yugoslavia in 1920, seeking his son Francisco Fagar or JAGER, last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  4 pages, List 27.

FAHEY, Patrick, sought by sister Mrs James REID, Pittsfield, Mass., USA in 1909; hasn’t heard from him for 20 years.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 60.

FAIR, Mrs. Minnie, wrote to the Chief Commissioner, asking help in getting maintenance from her husband O.R. Fair or SKOGBOURG. She took out a warrant in Auckland New Zealand in 1896. He went to America, and when she wouldn’t join him there, divorced her. He is now back in New Zealand and refusing to pay maintenance. They have two children. 9 pages, List 14.

FAIRBRASS, Amy, of Douglas Co. Nebraska USA wrote in 1893.  She would like to correspond with a friend of her husband Thomas, named ‘Mister DAVIS or some of his freinds that kept an otell about 36 years ago in a place called the Delowsa or nerly that name …’.  2 pages, List 3.

FAIRWEATHER, Aida, Old Trafford, Manchester, wrote in 1916 re Haddon Reginald HINDLEY, engineer, c40 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 53.

FALBO, Joseph, of Smyrne, Turkey, wrote in 1915 re his cousin Stannat BODOS, who wen to Australia c4 years ago. His parents and friends were worried; found by police. 7 pages, List 7.

FALGER, Mrs Mary, Stoughton, Mass., USA, wrote in 1911 re her long lost brother George BARRY, a sailor; they had a brother Dennis.  Not found.  9 pages, List 67.

FALLON, Edward, of Roscommon Ireland, wrote in 1912 re Arthur CALVER whom he knew in Sydney. 5 pages, List 14.

FALSTEIN, Abram.  Brother B. Falstein wrote in 1900 from Reval, Russia to the Town Clerk of Melbourne, asking help to find him; not heard from for four years.  8 pages, List 38.

FARLEY, Phillip, sought by sister Mrs Anna LYNCH, Newark New York USA in 1908.  He left Ireland in 1887 for Australia, had children Patrick, Margaret and Kate.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

FARMER, Thomas, William and Francis, cousins of William J. CADDEN, ex police sergeant, Brooklyn, New York USA in 1895.  They were butchers.  2 pages, List 29.

FARNAN, John, of Beach, Omagh Co Tyrone Ireland, wrote in 1894 re his son Francis, who was in the police force.  6 pages, List 4.

FARRELL, Michael Henry, sought by nephew G. Lenox CURTIS, New York USA in 1911.  He was c90 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

FARREN, Frank, arrested in Melbourne in 1917 and placed in asylum.  Father Charles, Croydon, Essex England, informed.  5 pages, List 51.

FARRIMOND, Lieut H.C., wrote from Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire in 1917 re his uncle Harry, late of Wigan.  8 pages, List 50.

FARRINGTON, Frank, New York, USA, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ethel, born London c1875, who left 5 years ago for Melbourne and hasn’t answered his letters.  Not found.  5 pages, List 48.

FAULKNER, William of Bridge Gate Derby England, wrote in 1894 re his brother John, last heard of working in a foundry in Melbourne c30 years ago.  5 pages, List 4A

FAUNCE, W.H., Kingston, Mass., USA, wrote to the Mayor of Melbourne in 1900 re George and Thomas MORSE, who were in Melbourne in 1852.  A brother, Francis, has died and they are next of kin.  They were the sons of George Morse.  All Morse residents of Melbourne are visited and details noted, but not found.  About 30 pages, List 38.

FEITEL, Kallman. Sought by Swedish Consul in Melbourne (acting for Austro-Hungarian interests in Melbourne), in 1919. Found by police. 6 pages, List 10.

FELL, C.C., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1912 seeking William Fell, butcher, last heard of at Bendigo.  Foun.  4 pages, List 71.

FENELON, J. Robert. Writes from Somerville Mass. USA in 1895, asking if a person named NOLAN, a relative, was chief of police here. 1 page, List 9.

FENICK, F.X.  Wrote from Port Said Egypt in 1906; his coat was stolen while in Melbourne. 10 pages, List 19.

FENNELL, Joseph, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1892 re his brother James.  Their father was Michael, mother Catherine, and siblings were Thomas, Michael, Patrick, William, Richard, John, Mary, Norah, Margaret, Ellen.  4 pages, List 2.

FENNELL, Joseph of Boston USA, wrote in 1915 re his brother James, who left Newfoundland 40 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 8.

FENNER, Hepzibah of Fulham London England, wrote in 1897 re Charles HEFFER. Her mother’s only brother was Charles’s father George., and she wanted to contact him on ‘urgent and important family matters’. Police interview a number of the Heffer family, and record their family history. 14 pages, List 9.

FENWICK, Sydney S., a seaman, born Dunedin New Zealand, married at South Melbourne in 1915 to Florence DONLEY, a widow nee LAVERNE. In 1917 the pair quarrelled and Florence admitted that her first husband was still alive. Police investigate and find Edward DONLEY living in Sydney, with another woman, by whom he has several children. Bigamy is proved. Fenwick meanwhile has gone overseas for six months. On his return he declines to prosecute and returns to live with Florence. 12 pages, List 6.

FERGUSON, John, house painter, Glasgow, wrote in 1912, has heard that his son Samuel has been accidentally killed at Leithbridge, asks details.  7 pages, List 72.

FERGUSON, Roderick, born Broughty Ferry Scotland, 50 years, seaman, deserted wife F., c1902.   In 1913 she writes from Moorina, Tasmania; a note on the file states she is now Mrs MORRIS, and living in Hobart.  5 pages, List 73.

FERRIER, Mrs. wrote from Liverpool England in 1913 seeking Mrs PRICE of Pyalong, sister of Betsy HAYES who married William McKEOWN.  Daughter Mrs Lucinda YOUNG found.  4 pages List 64.

FERRY, Mrs. E., of Wallingboro England, wrote in 1920 re her son John, who left there c6 years ago. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years. His father and brother are dead. Found. 15 pages and photo, List 13. See Instructions re cost of photograph.

FFITCH, W. of Finsbury Park London England, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John KEYTE, born c.1834, left England c1854 for Australia and became chief inspector of police.  Report shows was a constable only.  6 pages, List 2.

FIAMINGO, G., Valleesa, Malta, wrote in 1903 re George PODESTA, his uncle.  Various Podesta family members interviewed, but none are the right person.  11 pages, List 45.

FIELD, Mrs. Anne P.L., wrote from Brooklyn New York, USA in 1917 re James Joseph McKNIGHT who was in prison in Melbourne. She was ‘author of “The Story of Canada Blackie” and have been working among the prisoners at Sing Sing …”. She had important news about his immediate family, and sought his criminal details. 5 pages, List 6.

FINLAY, E.C., Oakland, California, wrote in 1908 re 3 aunts of his uncle Joseph FLETCHER, named Martha, Marie and Elizabeth [Jane], who came to Australia in the 1850s, and PAYNE and FINLAY relatives.  Police establish that Martha married T. PARKINSON, Jane married – PARKER, and Jane married William MILLER.  Miller family history detailed.  17 pages, List 59.

FINLAYSON, Daniel, son of Duncan, left Glasgow Scotland c1885, supposedly for Melbourne.  Information sought in 1905 by Mary Finlayson, Glasgow. 8 pages, List 47.

FINNEGAN, James of ‘Oil scitty veneng county State of Peniselvena’ wrote in 1895: ‘To Mister Patrick Cronen, Milburne district in care of chief of police’ who was a relative.  ‘i write thous few lines to yo to let ye now some one of us is in the land of the living yet thanks be to god for his marscey …’.  Mentions father, mother, two brothers Timothy and Robert, and sisters Bridget and Abigail; wrote to his uncle John GREEN some 50-60 years ago.  7 pages, List 4.

FIRMAN, Violet, of Brighthingold [?] Essex England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Bailey FIRMAN, 34 yrs, seaman, who went to Australia over 6 years ago, and has not supported her for 4 years. She is 25, has a daughter 6 yrs. Not found. 7 pages (some damaged), and photo.  List 6.  See introduction for costs involved in arranging copies of photographs.

FIRTH, William Howroyd.  Information sought by G. HIRST, solicitor, Dewsbury UK in 1899.  He left there c10 years ago for Melbourne, aged about 47 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 37.

FISH, Charles, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1910 asking that the marriages of Nellie KINSEY also known as KINSELLA/HABBERTON and Clement DELALAND and Nellie and George JOHNSON, baker, Jeparit, be traced; gives background. 6 pages, List 67.

FISH, Walter Edward of Canadian Cigar and Manf. Co. Nicola, B.C., wrote in 1915 re his sister Bessie Ellen, ‘or any of her family’. She was late of Gorleston Great Yarmouth England, and left there c20 years ago. Her mother Laura Ellen died in Melbourne 10 years ago. Police interview aunt who gives details of all the family – Arthur, George, Ethel etc. Bessie is now Mrs. McKEOWN. 5 pages, List 8.

FISK, Margarette Emma Elizabeth. Scotland Yard seek her antecedents in 1917. She poses as a philanthropist, has a practice as a dentist, but is not successful. She gave a large garden party for Australian troops in Windsor (England), but is sued by suppliers of tents etc. Geelong police report she is one of the daughters of John Dennistoun and Margaret BROWN, and married Alfred Joseph FISK in 1889 at Geelong; the pair ‘lived beyond their means’. Her sisters are Mrs. Robert BUCHANAN, and Sarah, widow of the late Sir Charles John HOAD, late commander of the Aust. Forces, who don’t speak to her. 9 pages, List 6.

FITTON, James, Pendleton, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 re his brother John.  Has received a letter from S. ROBINSON, East Brunswick, carriage maker, informing him of his death and asking for reimbursement of burial expenses.  Quite detailed report on case.  7 pages, List 57.

FITZGIBBON, Thomas, c65 years, sought by sister Mrs Catherine TREACY, Hoboken, New Jersey USA in 1909.  Their parents were Michael and Mary of Ballypooreen, Co Tipperary Ireland.  She was his only living sister, Nellie having died.  Various Fitzgibbon families were contacted, but no connection.  11 pages, List 61.

FITZ HUGH, Marie, wrote from Birkenhead, Cheshire, UK in 1898 re brothers Arthur and William SEDDON, last heard from c12 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

FITZPATRICK, William, Gamble St., Nottingham UK, wrote in 1895 re father Bernard and brother John, who joined police in 1850, having been a farrier in 6th Enniskillen Dragoons.  2 pages, List 29.

FLANAGAN, Martin, born Garrymore, Kilcommon Co Mayo, left Manchester UK for Melbourne c1870; sought by Thomas E. HUGHES of Cincinnatti police, who wrote on behalf of his uncle in 1906.  Police report he has died.  6 pages, List 30.

FLEMING, Thomas.  Beale & Beale, solicitors, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 seeking confirmation that the person who died in Melbourne in 1895 was the same person who was formerly in H.M. 40th Regiment, and had served in New Zealand before returning to Melbourne.  He was Irish, had married KEANELLY and had one child Ellen.  6 pages, List 40.

FLEMING, William Baird, drowned in Melbourne in 1896.  Glasgow solicitors asks details; assets detailed.  Body identified by David WEBSTER, fellow employee of Tennant & Co., chemical manufacturers, Glasgow, who arranges burial.  Fleming had been sent out to Australia to stop his drinking.  20 pages, List 34.

FLETCHER, Margaret, Dumfries, Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her husband Donald, who left for Melbourne and hasn’t provided maintenance for her and their 2 children; should be with brother Malcolm McFarlane Fletcher.  Found, refuses to provide support.  7 pages, List 65.

FLOYD, George of Dublin Ireland wrote in 1920 re his uncle Andrew DENNIS.  A relative has died.  5 pages, List 2.

FLYNN, Michael, of Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his sister Ann, native of Balley Duggan Lough Rea Co. Galway Ireland, who left there c40 years ago with Margaret BOWEN, for Melbourne.  Ann subsequently married Samuel HILL, who was in the hotel business, and had a brother Robert.  2 pages, List 3.

FOLK, William, glassworker, left England c1887 for Melbourne, last heard of in 1899.  Cousin Mrs E. WATTS, Hanwell, Middlesex England, sought him in 1907.  Traced to Blue Mountains in 1903, but later movements unknown.  13 pages, List 57.

FOOTE, Mrs. Jane, of Southsea, Hants, England, wrote in 1894 re her nephew Hugh F. BODDIE of Portsmouth England, who settled in Melbourne and married Kate CONNASHAW/COUNASHAW./  His parents have not heard from him for 7-8 years.  5 pages, List 4.

FORBES, Fanny, of Swansea, wrote in 1862 re her son George who left there in 1847 and was last heard of in Bendigo in 1856.  6 pages, List 5.

FORBES, William, of Wellington New Zealand.  Applied to join police force in 1906, served in Boer War and in NZ force, 28 yrs, married.  3 pages, List 18.

FORD, George, sought by mother Mrs. E.M. FORD, of Brixton London England. He left there c2 yrs ago, aged 22yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7.

FORD, Henry G.. born West Brompton Kent c1872, deserted from HMS Cadmus at Hobart Tasmania in 1905. Believed to have come to Melbourne with wife Letty KENNA, whose sister Agnes and father P.H. are in Sydney. Defalcations involved, but police cannot find them. 16 pages, List 10.

FOREMAN, Francis S., Dunnville, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1907 re Thomas WHITAKER, silversmith, multi-millionaire, an uncle to his grandmother, who died in Victoria.  No trace.  5  pages, List 56.

FORGIS, Mrs. M., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1910 re Captain Stephen George LIHON, (LIHOU?) a native of Guernsey, Channel Islands, married to her sister Matilda LANGLOIS 46 years ago. 5 pages, List 5.

FORSYTHE, Jeanne Marie, of Redcar England, wrote in 1907 re her husband William, who left three years ago; she hasn’t received any maintenance from him for six months. Last heard working on a ship. 7 pages, List 14.

FORWARD, Clara. Chief Constable, Bristol England, wrote in 1919 on her behalf. She had married James GILLARD in 1908 and he deserted her. It was believed he was in the Australian army. Found. 7 pages, List 17.

FOSSATI, L.P. of Vienna Austria wrote in 1920 re his half brother Virginius Fossati, whom he has not heard from since 1913.  4 pages.

FOSTER, Elizabeth of Leominster Herefordshire England, wrote in 1863. Her husband John had left her ten years before, and she had last heard nine years ago. His brother James in England had received a letter from a mining manager reporting that John had died in a mining accident in Victoria in 1862. As she has had to work for her living, she writes asking if he left any money she could claim. 7 pages, List 8.

FOSTER, B. Blake, Ballycrissan, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1910 re the death date and details of William Dudley PERSSE, who was living with a woman known as Mrs. Persse, but his real wife was Rose, who had a sister Mrs F.V. DOLPHIN. Police fine he died some years before. 3 pages, List 13.

FOUGERE, George William, wrote from Kaikora North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 1899, seeking details of land his father held at New Brighton from 1850-60.  7 pages, List 36.  CONNECTION FOUND

FOWKE, Philip, Colpetty, Colombo, Ceylon, asked in 1910 for discreet enquiries to be made for his brother in law Charles BENHAM, last heard of as a groom for W. McLOUGHLIN of Dalmeny Elsternwick.  17 pages, list 63.

FOX, John, of Bromley Kent England, wrote in 1893 re his son John, who left England for Australia in 1887.  Had  not heard for five years ‘but a serious illness would appear to have brought him to his proper senses’.  He was boarding with a Mr. and Mrs. DOIG in Collingwood.  Father asks confidential report on both his son and the Doigs.  8 pages, List 3.

FOX, Thomas, of Lowry, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re his two sisters Margaret and Mary, last heard from 50 yrs ago.  Mary had married Michael RAY.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

FOY, James, sought by brother Barney, Mossglass, Co Down Ireland in 1898.  Was in police force c.1860.  Police establish that the person who died in Mitta Mitta is not him.  9 pages, List 26.

FRAMPTON, Mrs. Blanche, wrote from East Dulwich London in 1918 re her son Harold Charles Frampton. She hadn’t heard from him since previous year. Found by police. 4 pages, List 9.

FRAMPTON, Brice Graham, sought by solicitors from Poole, Dorset in 1909.  Found.  3 pages, List 62.

FRANCIS, Mrs. A., Sanatorium, Derby England wrote in 1915 re her husband Stephen, who arrived in Melbourne. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 8.

FRANCIS, Robert, sought by nephew William F. TIERNEY, Hartford, Conn,, USA, in 1911.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

FRANK, Otto, wrote in 1895, concerned about fellow passenger August HETTY.  The pair had arrived from Tonga Islands, and Hetty had got so drunk he had to be left behind when the ship sailed to Sydney.  He was a blacksmith, 49 years.  File reveals Hetty had met up with him in Sydney, before he sailed to Queensland.  8 pages, List 31.

FRANKE, Carl Albert. Left his wife Jean and three children in 1916 to work with a coach builder in New Zealand. Stopped sending maintenance in 1918, so wife asked police to find him. He was born 1886 Woorak, 31 years of age, and used the name Albert FRANKLIN. Located, he applies to return to Australia but N.Z. government refuse. 22 pages, List 16.

FRASER, Alexander of Dougalston, Milngavie, Scotland, wrote in 1892 re John CAMPBELL.  John’s father Malcolm, native of Inverness-shire Stratherrick, married the writer’s sister May FRASER c1863 and the couple went to Rockhampton Queensland.  John was born Glen Darrinvell(?) 1864, mother died c1865.  Relations on his mother’s side would like to make contact.  2 pages, List 2.

FRASER, Alexander, born Inverness-shire Scotland, c1824, an inventor and holder of patents, last heard of in Melbourne where he has lived for about 50 years.  Information sought by brother Simon in Edinburgh in 1900.  Found.  4 pages, List 38.

FRASER, Mrs. C.M. of Warren Hotel, San Francisco wrote in 1914 re her son Harris FRASER, aged 18 years.  5 pages.

FRASER, Daniel Mackay, formerly of Enoch’s Point; US Consul asks confirmation of death in 1900.  5 pages, List 38.

FRASER, W.L.,  Inspector Metropolitan Police, Catford, London, wrote in 1905 re his uncle G. SIME, last heard of in 1900 in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 47.

FRASER, William, sought by elderly father Alexander, Inverness, Scotland, in 1910.  He was last heard of a Bendigo in 1907, a blacksmith, had been in India.  Not found.  11 pages, List 63.

FREEMAN, Alfred Reginald; sought by parents at Canning Town London England in 1916. He had emigrated to Australia in 1912, when 16 years old; they have heard nothing since. Found by police. 17 pages, List 6.

FRENCH, Zetta, c10 years, adopted by her father’s brother in law David MAITLAND, ‘encyclopedia agent and press agent’ of Melbourne.  In 1905 heR father E.J. French wrote from Cambridge, Auckland New Zealand, seeking news of his daughter; had been unable to contact Maitland.  9 pages, List 45.

FRENDENTHAL/FREUDENTHAL, Max.  Parent S. Frendenthal/Freudenthal wrote in German to Town Clerk of Melbourne in 1885, re son Max.  Translated letter on file, shows that Max left for Australia 17 years previously and had lived in country Victoria, then Melbourne, but had not replied to letters for some years.  The writer had lived in Berlin, but was now at Teplitz Bohenzia.  11 pages, List 5.

FRIEDRICH, Mrs. A.B.of Philadelphia USA wrote in 1894 (in German) re her uncle John SCHMIDT, born in Wertham Baden on Maine; English translation on file.  4 pages, List 4A.

FRIZZELL, Mrs Annie A., Everett, Mass., USA, wrote in 1912 seeking her brother James FEELEY; not heard from for 20 yeasr, and then in the mining district.  Their parents were Patrick and Mary nee CAHILL of Co Sligo, and they had 11 children.  ot found.  13 pages, List 72.

FROOD, William H., ex sergeant of police, sought by cousin Sarah FOGEL, New York in 1895.  List 54.

FROSINI, Ademura.  Consul for Italy in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Frosini who was a laundress.  Her family in Italy
had not heard from her for about 6 years.  8 pages, List 2.

FROST, Cecil, left Exeter England for Australia c1911, not heard from since 1915.  Found to have left Maffra and enlisted.  6 pages, List 52.

FROST, Patrick, sought by niece Tess ENRIGHT, Smiths Town, Cratloe, Collare, Ireland in 1910.  He was in the police force at Castlemaine c40 years ago.  Police find he was dismissed in 1873.  6 pages, list 63.

FRYBERG, Horace Harrington. Chief Constable Glamorgan Wales writes in 1918 re this man, who has been sentenced to six months for fraud etc., and is believed to have been born in Melbourne. Local police report he was born in Carlton, enlisted in the AIF in 1914 and was discharged medically unfit in 1916, then re-enlisted in 1916 but was discharged at his own request shortly afterwards. His parents are interviewed and report that he ‘has always been a worry to them, was injured at Gallipoli’ etc. 11 pages, List 6.

FULLER, Henry John, late of Auckland New Zealand, sought by Mrs. Ethel HEDLEY of Freeman’s Bay New Zealand.  He owes her money.  6 pages, List 27.

FURMAN, Charles, sought by brother Nathan, Johannesburg South Africa in 1908; was working at a glassworks; 25 years.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 58.

FURNESS, Joseph Holmes sought by wife Sarah of Liverpool in 1856, went to Melbourne c4 years ago, aged c35 years.  2 pages.  List 4.

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GABEL, A.J. of Berlin, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1899 re Julia LOUGHMAN nee PAGE, formerly of Toronto, and her siblings David, Anthony, James and Fanny and uncle David Page. Not found. 4 pages, List 17.

GABELL, Francis, relatives sought by Attornies Bulkley More & Tallmadgee of Chicago.  He died at Dulluth recently, intestate, and they believe he had relatives in Melbourne.  He was the son of Charles and Ellen.  Sgt. Joseph GABEL thinks it is his brother.  5 pages, List 49.

GADSDON/GADSON.  Melbourne solicitors write in 1902 on behalf of ‘our London Agents’ seeking details of David Adoneram NEALE, who arrived in Sydney in 1839, then came to Victoria.  He used the name GADSON or GADSON, married and had a family; eldest son James Boswell Gadsdon died in Geelong in 1878.  13 pages.  List 4A

GAETANO, Salaorni sought by Italian Consul Melbourne in 1914. He has received an enquiry from Italy. Gaetano has a young wife and child there, who haven’t heard from him in 5 years. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 7.

GAFFNEY, John Joseph, Blackburn, Lancashire, wrote in 1908 on behalf of his mother Ellen, regarding her uncle John KENT, who went to Australia c50 years ago and kept a hotel.  He was born in Cork Ireland, and last heard of 7 years ago.  In 1909 his brother William Ambrose Gaffney wrote from Capetown South Africa re the same thing.  Not found.  13 pages, List 48.

GAGGIONI, Vincent, son of Antonio, of Ticini Switzerland, emigrated to Melbourne and last heard of in 1906.  In 1912 Marchesi Trombetti of Sienna Italy enquires on behalf of his relatives.  Found.  12 pages, List 71.

GAIR, William of Thurso N.B. Caithnessshire Scotland wrote in 1903 re his granduncle James HUDSON, hasn’t heard from him in more than a year, neither has Hudson’s niece Miss RAE.  3 pages.

GALBRAITH, John, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1862 on behalf of father of Robert McKINLAY, who has been ‘confined to a sick bed for the most part of the last three years’.  Robert left in 1861 and father has not heard since.  8 pages, List 5.

GALBRAITH, Samuel, sought by William G. DONACHIE, Duntocher, Dumbartonshire Scotland in 1913. He was a son of the late James of Glenluce and settled in Melbourne over 40 years ago. Not found. 13 pages, List 13.

GALBRAITH, William, ship’s fireman, sailed from Glasgow to U.S. in 1909 and deserted there; used the name DOUGLAS.  In 1912 his wife wrote from Glasgow seeking him; she is in delicate health.  Not found.  8 pages, List 70.

GALBRAITH, William, born Glasgow, a seaman, was sought by Mrs. Galbraith in 1915. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.

GALE, Charles Francis, sought by father F., Salisbury, Wilts., England, in 1913.  Found working for hairdresser – RICKETTS.  5 pages, List 63.

GALL, Arthur T. of Guthri Surrey England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Edward Roderick. Police find he joined the army in Queensland, but deserted. 5 pages, List 7

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Percival ran away from his home in Bayswater London with his cousin Harry Edward Mortimer CORKE in 1899 and worked their passage to Australia.  His father John asks police help to find him.  File includes copy of 10 page letter describing their voyage.  Both found, but refuse to return.  17 pages, List 27.  See also entry in Criminal & other files.

GALLAGHER, M.V., of Dunedin New Zealand, left home without his mother’s consent in 1915 and came to Melbourne. Putting his age up, (he was 16) he enlisted in the A.I.F. His mother sends his birth certificate to a relative to prove his correct age, but he is already on a troop ship and thus under British control. 3 pages, List 7.

GALLEHAWK, Effield.  Bert C. LEE, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1909, seeking her parents.  Relative Mrs Adelaide Gallehawk located.  5 pages, List 61.

GALLERHER, Rose of Georgiavill RI (Rhode Island?) USA wrote in 1892 re her brother Patrick, native of Donegal Ireland; no other personal details supplied.  1 page, List 2.

GALVANI, John, wrote from Sailor’s Rest, Wellington New Zealand in 1906 re his wife who had taken their children Bertie, 4 years and Nellie 3 years and gone to Melbourne.  He believes she is living with – BARCLEY/BARKLEY, a ship’s master, and wants police help to return children to him.  3 pages, List 33.

GALVIN, Timothy, constable, died in police hospital in 1862.  Very detailed file includes 2 letters from brother Jeremiah, Leharn, Killorglin, Co Kerry Ireland, in one of which he describes their father’s last illness, Timothy’s Will, inventory of estate, disposal of assets, arrangements for memorial stone in cemetery etc. 25 pages, List 49.

GAMBLE, Samuel Wadsworth, native of Bufton New York, herbalist, 59 years, left wife and two children  c1890.  In 1901 she wrote from Sydney asking police to find him; not found.  8 pages, List 40.

GANNON, John H., of Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia, wrote in 1919 re his uncle Michael.  Three brothers, his father Patrick, Michael and John, all left Canada in the 1850s and went to California, where John died.  His father came to British Columbia, and Michael went to Australia.  The writer’s father, now dead, believed Michael was in Melbourne. Name also spelt GANON.  5 pages.

GANT, John Eustace, sought by brother in law Henry SHAPTER, Plymouth England in 1915.  He was formerly in the English navy, and deserted his wife and two children 7 years ago.  Believed in the Australian navy, seeks maintenance for the care of the family.  Found to have committed bigamy.  4 pages, List 54.

GARRITY, Patrick.  Information sought by stepbrother M.J. Garrity of Baltimore USA in 1900.  He was living in Melbourne, but hasn’t been heard from in two years.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 37.

GASESENA, Anders. Sought by the Consul for Norway, Melbourne in 1914, on behalf of his relatives, who haven’t heard from him since 1892. Found under name of Ernest Gasson. 5 pages, List 8.

GASTON, Voley/Volcy. His 76 year old widowed mother writes from Mauritius in 1897; she hasn’t heard from him in 3 years. He is a printer/compositor. She signs the letter using the same name. Police fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 9.

GATHERCOLE, Thomas.  Information sought in 1911 by eldest son Charles, Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.  After his wife’s death at Chattisham near Ipswich in 1890, he disappeared, leaving the children to fend for themselves; details what happened to them.  His sister in law Mrs TUNBRIDGE found.  8 pages, List 66.

GEDALECKI, Olga and husband O. sought by her father B. GARTNER, Galatz, Romania in 1901; he hadn’t heard since 1900.  Found.  6 pages, List 40.

GEDDES, Mrs Jessie, Portgordon, Scotland, wrote in 1908 re her son Joseph, who left home 13 years ago; believed to be a hotel licensee in Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

GEE, J. Robert, late of Manchester England, now of Ne Bedford, Mass, USA, wrote in 1913 re his aunt Mrs Mary E. MEDLAR, to whom he has been writing for many years; he has not heard from her for 18 months, asks if she is dead, as he is next of kin.  Found, in very poor circumstances, receives money from an English cousin, W.H. FINCH of Cheshire.  6 pages, List 73.

GEMMELL, Mrs Agnes, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her husband James, who was on board the S.S. Yongala which was lost at sea.  14 pages, List 67.

GEMMELL, G., Nottawa, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1894 re his uncle Alexander, a market gardener at Malvern.  4 pages, List 4.

GENGL, Julius.  Austrian Consuls sought him in 1909; born Semlin, Croatia, c30 years.  Various GENGE families interviewed; not found.  24 pages, List 61.

GEORGE, Louis and Oliver, sought by nephew Louis Oliver George, Toronto, Canada in 1909.  They went to Australia c1885 with his father William Edwin, who died a few years afterwards.  They came from Hay, Brecknock, Wales.  Not found.  16 pages, List 61.

GEORGE, Marie wrote from Battersea England 1913-1915 re her husband Ralph who had deserted her. ‘He is a cad and he ought to be shot, he say he loves me and don’t care if I starve, its not the first time he’s been away … I want my freedom or what is it to be , I’ll never live with him again, never … Ah cad I am wife in name only.”Later wrote from Beaconsfield, Bucks.  Final letter is from a friend reporting that she is in the Croydon Infirmary and very ill. Police report that he has left Victoria with the 7th Battalion, and now supposed to be in Egypt. 26 pages, List 7.

GEORGE, Maria, Beaconsfield, Bucks England, wrote in 1912 re husband Ralph.  He has ‘sold up my home 7 times, hopped it and left me destitute’.  Found in Melbourne, he states he is returning to England, but never does.  In 1916 she writes asking how long he has been keeping D. KEIGHTLEY in South Melbourne and states the army has discharged him.  15 pages, List 53.

GEORGE, Ralph.  Wife wrote from Anerley Vale England in 1917 re him.  He was a Private No. 2794, last heard of in prison in Melbourne.  Asks whether he has died as has been reported to her.  Police find his address on leaving gaol was c/- Miss Delia KEIGHTLEY, Bleak House Hotel South Melbourne, and she is interviewed.  8 pages, List 20.

GERSCHEL, Louis.  Information sought by eldest son Philip Gershel of Montreal, Canada in 1899; he has heard that he died in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 37.

GESNER, James E., sought by William L. BOEHNER, Brookline, Mass., USA in 1909.  He arrived in Melbourne c1877 as first mate on a ship, left it and became a sheep farmer.  The writer’s mother is his sister and hasn’t hears from him for c30 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 61.

GIBBONS, Frederick William. Sought by Herbert FLECK of Cannon Street London in 1891. Gibbons left his wife on their wedding day in 1890, and her family are trying to get an annulment of the marriage. He is believed to have come to Melbourne, has a sister at Brunswick. Police are unable to locate him. 6 pages, in poor condition, List 10.

GIBBONS, John George and wife Margaret Jane sought by Peter MOORE, Birkenhead, England, her brother, in 1913.  Found.  9 pages, List 63.

GIBSON, Mrs. Annie E.  Wrote from San Francisco in 1899 re Henry and Charles SMITH, her uncles, and aunt Mrs. John MACE nee Maria Smith.  They left from Bedale Yorkshire and were last heard of at Ballarat in the 1860s.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

GIBSON, Keith, of Mack Logging & Timber Co. Redondo, Washington, wrote in 1914 re his son Albert, whom he boarded out with Mrs. Kate BREAKWELL 9 yrs previously on the death of his wife. Although he left money with her, he has found that she had put the child in a home from where he had been taken and put to work in the country. Police find the child and advise him, but two letters are returned ‘left address’. List 8.

GIBSON, Mrs. M. of Oaklands, Grange over Sands, England, wrote in 1916 re her daughter Hannah. ‘When she left England her late master sold up and followed her, he was a publican at Lougridge near Preston, named George SWIFT, and had a wife and child.’ Hannah is found married to T. CUNNINGHAM, with a son working on the trams. 13 pages, List 6.

GIBSON, Sister Margaret Muir of Bloemfontein South Africa, wrote in 1919 re her friend Mrs. Sarah TURNER, wife of Edward and mother of Robert. She has not heard from her for some months. Found. 4 pages, List 16.

GIBSON, Walter.  Confidential letter in 1919 from Inspector General of Police, Singapore, requesting information on this man, who in a drunken outburst claimed to be more German than Australian, born Glasgow 1891, educated Geelong College, lived in England and Germany etc.  Police confirm him as a son of the founder of Foy & Gibson, very wealthy and a spendthrift.  5 pages, List 26.

GILBERT, Samuel, left Cornwall for Australia, last heard of c1874.  His sister Mrs. Eliza HARRIS, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1909 asking police to find him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 43.

GILCHRIST, Thomas Frazer, of Washington USA, wrote in 1912 re Thomas FRAZER, who has lived in Melbourne for forty years. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

GILKESON, Richardson.  Wrote from Alleyghency City, Pittsburg US in 1895 re his half sisters Jane and Eliza ; a relation is John TRAVIS of North Melbourne.  All were from Rock, Co. Tyrone Ireland.  Found, married to STRANDRING and SMITH.  6 pages, List 28.

GILL, Mrs. Frances C., of St Anna on the Sea, Lancashire England, wrote in 1913 re her mother’s brother Richard James Brooker DOUGAL, who was last heard of in South Australia. She encloses her business card, has a Boarding House there. Not found. 9 pages, List 12.

GILLIBRAND, Norman, Bolton, England, wrote in 1916 re his cousin Philip Ernest Gillibrand, who left Cheshire c30 years before, was an architect.  Found.  5 pages, List 53.

Glasgow Police Superintendent wrote in 1900 on behalf of Inspector James LIVIE, whose brother David went to Australia some years ago, and has not been heard of for some years.  He was last at South Melbourne.  Found, using name David DAWSON.  4 pages, List 37.

GLASS, Ellen, wrote from Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA in 1895 re her brother James, last heard from 35 years ago.  1 page.  List 29.

GLEESON, Mrs. H.J. wrote from Cardiff Wales in 1914 re her husband Richard, a cabinet maker, who is lodging with Edward SHIMMEL, also from Cardiff.  She hasn’t herd from him.  Not found.  9 pages, List 31

GLEESON, Thomas of Knockanure, Barnsoleigh, Co. Tipperary Ireland wrote in 1904 re his brother Michael who worked on the railways. 5 pages.

GLEN, Mrs. Jane, wife of Hugh, of Scotstown, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1914. She lost a purse when returning from a visit to Australia. 5 pages, List 10.

GLOSQUE, Mrs. Alice, of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1894 re her aunt Johannah Treasis Agnes SHEON, who left London in 1860 and hasn’t been heard of since.  2 pages, List 4A.

GOBLE, James, Portsea, Portsmouth England, wrote in 1911.  He is the son of Esther ANDERSON who married James Payne HOAR in 1842 and he was born in 1845.  His mother left them for Australia with Captain PARVIN in the 1850s, and he was placed in a workhouse, then later taken out by Virtue Goble, whose surname he now uses.  His father is dead and he believes solicitors were looking for him.  7 pages, List 69.

GODBOLD, Sgt. Albert Ernest, 10th Field Ambulance, wrote from France in 1918; has heard his wife at Fitzroy is drinking and neglecting the children; blames her sister Mrs. BROCK and her husband.  6 pages, List 50.

GODDARD, Albert Edward, drowned at Alberton Victoria in 1911, a recent arrival with his wife, who returned to England.  His sister G.E. Goddard, Balham S.W., England, asks if his deasth is true and has had conflicting reports.  4 pages, List 69.

GODINHO, Giovanni otherwise James GOWLIN. Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904. His brother in Italy has heard of his death and wants details. 3 pages, List 11.

GOFF, Abraham.  Chief Constable, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 on behalf of his sister Esther; he was last heard of at Black Creek, was born in Co Wexford Ireland and now 24 years.  9 pages, List 50.

GOGGINS, Charles alias MOSS/HENDERSON/MENDOZA.  French officials confirm in 1911 that he died in France under another name.  Prison photo on file.  6 pages, List 69.

GOLDBERG, James, alias COX alias GRIMSHAW. South African C.I.D. write in 1908 re this man, who has been convicted there, and enclosing two photos, full face and profile, a set of fingerprints, physical description (32 years, Irish etc.) and details of convictions. Local police report he is well known and they keep an eye on him. 6 pages, List 10. See introduction re copying photographs.

GODDARD, Samuel Charles, Brixton, London, England, wrote in 1916 re daughter Caroline McLEISH, Daylesford, hasn’t heard for some months.  His four sons are in the services, and have heard bad reports of her husband.  Police confirm she has died and her children are being looked after by Mrs. McCARTHY of Fitzroy; he is addicted to drink.  16  pages, List 52.

GOLDEN, William and Seamore, sought by niece Mary BUCHANAN, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Canada in 1902.  Her late mother Margery was their sister.  They left there c45 years ago ‘because of a bad heartless stepmother’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

GOLDRING, Simon, of Civil Police, Haifa, Palestine, wrote in 1920 re his father Abraham, not heard from for six months; was living in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 18.

GOLDSWORTHY, Mrs. N., of Natal South Africa, wrote in 1910 to Kew Asylum. Her husband Edward was there but has now left and was supposedly returning to South Africa, but has not arrived. Incomplete file. 3 pages, List 13.

GOLDSWORTHY, Mrs Nell, of Newcastle, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1910 re her husband Edward, an attendant at Kew Asylum; she is penniless, has a 6 year old son.  Report states he has recently married.  Not found.  2 postcards, and a photo, and 9 pages, List 66.

GOLL, Frederick J, London England, wrote in 1913 re his wife Sarah Alice Ada, aged 35 years, and daughter Alice Florence Emma, 5 years, who had sailed to Australia with Frank S. RICE, posing as his wife and daughter. Rice was 45 years old, had been Steward of the Totteridge Golf Club, and left his wife in England. Goll is clerk to a firm of solicitors there, and wants his daughter back. He encloses photographs of Sarah and Alice and subsequently Rice. Police find the couple were briefly in Melbourne but have left. 15 pages, List 12. See introduction for photographic costs, and be aware that the photo of Sarah is not particularly clear.

GOMM [?], John H. of Catford, London, England wrote in 1901 re his uncle Captain George Tippett; had received a letter asking for money for his support.  5 pages.

GOOD, Cecil Martin, of Garden City, Hereford England, wrote in 1911 re joining the Victorian police force; he was 30 years, married, and in the local police force. 2 pages, List 15.

GOODALL, Sgt. S.A., Royal North West Mounted Police, Bonanza, Yukon, Canada, wrote in 1905 seeking information about joining the Victorian police force; he was 30 years, and too old. 3 pages, List 12.

GOODE, Frederick Montier, wanted for forgery in Shanghai in 1906; police there forward photo and description. Report states mother and brother live in Richmond, and in 1903 he opened a shop and absconded with the profits.  He was subsequently arrested and extradited. 9 pages, List 56.

GOODMAN, Kate, wrote from Islington, London England in 1892 re her two daughters Flossie and Kathleen who went to Melbourne the previous year; her letters remain unanswered.  [very difficult to decipher handwriting]  4 pages List 2.

GOODMAN, Kate, wrote again from Islington, London in 1892 re her daughters Flossie and Kathleen.  She has been separated from her husband for years, ‘he was a gentleman by birth but a man who never got on in England, and friends sent him to Australia where he went from bad to worse he never sent a shilling towards the support of me or his children …’. 15 pages, List 2.

GOODMAN, Dr. Lee of Washington England, wrote in 1893 re Herbert Richard HALL, locomotive engineer, born Selcoates Yorkshire England 1859, last heard of in America, but believed to have gone to London then Australia with singer Mamie HILL.  7 pages, List 3.

GOODWIN, Charles Edwin, sought by brother Anthony J. of Avalon, California USA in 1906.  He left England c30 yrs ago, would be about 60 yrs, formerly a butcher.  Not found.  8 pages, List 18.

GORDON, Martin E., sought by Transvaal Police in 1910; a boxer, he married and deserted his wife there, and is believed in Melbourne.  Found living with a woman who claimed to be his sister.  6 pages, List 73.

GORDON, John, seaman, died in hospital in San Francisco USA in 1916.  Police asked to track relatives; 2 letters from them on file, and they are identified as cousin James CRAIG and his son Alexander.  9 pages, List 69.

GORDON, Thomas, sought by brother William, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Ireland, was in Richmond in 1890.  A brother has died.  8 pages, List 25.

GORIN, E., of Gloucester England wrote in 1902 re son William Thomas Gorin, last heard from in 1898 when he was in the Victorian police force; his father has died.  7 pages, List 4A .

GORRIE, Alexander Forsyth, sought by wife Hannah E., Auckland New Zealand in 1906. ‘A few years ago he had a mental breakdown’.  Not found.  10 pages, List 48.

GOSLIN, Lionel W., sought by brother Captain Hugh T.W. Goslin, Denver, USA in 1912; not found.  8 pages, List 71.

GOSLING, W. Robert, of Worthing, Surrey, England, wrote in 1920 re Lieut. J.A. WILLIAMS, formerly in 3rd Aust. Machine Gun Battalion, who had got his wife’s servant Miss FINIGAN pregnant.  He had promised to send money to her, but had not done so.  Police ascertain that he was living in Tasmania, was married before the war, and had a child.  He denies paternity.  9 pages, List 18.

GOTARTY, William of Co. Meath Ireland, wrote in 1903, re his brother Peter, a police pensioner.  He has heard that he has died, and seeks details of any estate left.  Died at Adelaide, on way to visit a sister at Fremantle.  10 pages, List 20.

GOULDEN, William of Falls River, Mass., USA wrote in 1920 re his son Hervey GOULDEN whom he left twenty-three years ago when he was four years old; ‘his mother did me wrong so I left her’.  Mother was Annie TYMMS and they lived in Brunswick in 1897.  Son identified as James Hervey GOULDEN/GOULDING, a school teacher.  8 pages.

GOURDIE, Peter, sought by brother James of Ashburton, New Zealand in 1915. He was 25yrs old, had been in Melbourne, parents in Scotland are concerned, not having heard from him. 3 pages, List 7.

GOURLAY, John McLeod.  His wife A.S. Gourlay, Radnor Park Gardens, Folkestone, Kent England, wrote a number of times in 1903.  He had run through all her money then deserted her.  He had also fathered illegitimate children there before emigrating to Melbourne.  He was found to have lived with Ellen Matilda Albertine JOHANNSEN, and possibly married her bigamously; she subsequently gave birth to twins and went insane and he had deserted her too.  38 pages, List 46.

GRACE, Rev. G.A. of Clitheroe, England, wrote in 1913 re Rev. Allen Zachariah Grace, c70 years, who was a patient in Ballarat hospital a few years ago. ‘He was addicted to opium’. Police find he died intestate. 6 pages, List 8.

GRACEY, William A., Golden Acres, Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote in 1916 re sister Mrs. Charles GROSSET, who went to Australia c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 53.

GRAF, Johannes, fatally injured at Mitchelltown near Nagambie in 1902.  Burial paid for by police who attempt to be reimbursed by family in Germany.  A sister is located at Gollhein, Bavara.  17 pages, List 42.

GRAHAM, Mrs. C., wrote from Swansea, Glamorganshire South Wales England in 1892 re her husband John.  He went out to Africa as a mining engineer in 1887; she hasn’t heard from him for two years, but has read that someone of that name was murdered in South Africa.  4 pages, List 2.

GRAHAM, Edward Clarence, Coatdyke by Coatbridge, Airdrie Scotland, wrote in 1915, asking for a copy of his Victorian birth certificate. Was badly injured at a foundry there; is 19 years old. ‘When I left Aust. I was very young, I ran away from my people … I was bought up by gipsies … how I landed in Scotland I do not know … I have a father and mother and sisters and brothers in Melbourne but I don’t know them …’ Police found no trace of his birth certificate. 5 pages, List 8.

GRAHAM, Monkhouse, chemist, c40 years, married Mary J. Masson ORMOND in 1889.  Chief constable Middlesborough York UK writes on behalf of relatives in 1894.  7 pages, List 28.

GRANE, Herr Max. Location of, sought by Hans KOHLING of Weissenfels on Saale, Germany, who wrote in German in 1899. Not found. 14 pages, List 17.

GRANGE, Henry Clarence, sought by mother, Mayland near Maldon Essex, in 1916.  He was 27 years, arrived Melbourne 1910.  Cousin W.R. CONSTABLE interviewed. 15 pages, List 53.

GRANT, Mrs. Of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1917 re her father Alex. CLARKE. He was a native of Clunie Perthshire Scotland, born 1865, for many years a stocker on board ship. He left Dundee in 1910 on a steamer, was traced to Melbourne and deserted ship there in 1911. He had deserted his wife and family and ‘since then the oldest boy has been killed in action and my mother died three weeks later…’. Not found. 13 Pages, List 6.

GRANT, E.J., Steward, Boksburg Hospital, Transvaal South Africa, wrote in 1911 re employee Mrs M. MARTIN, who left there to join her husband in Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from.  Not found.  6 pages, List 66.

GRANT, Mrs. J. of Hawera, New Zealand, wrote 2 letters in 1916 re John Sinclair GILDROY, a relative. He left there for England in 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since. He is c75 years old, from Gateshead Newcastle on Tyne. Not found. 11 pages, List 8.

GRANT, James.  Information sought by Chief Constable Aberdeen Scotland in 1900 on behalf of unnamed relatives.  He left there ‘early in life’ would now be c60 years old; was last heard from in 1872 when working at the  Leviathan Mine.  4 pages, List 38.

GRANT, Mrs. Mary Burke, Montreal, Canada, wrote in 1903 on behalf of father Patrick Henry Burke, who was seeking his brother John, last heard of 20 years ago, Irish.  2 pages, List 46.

GRAY, Bridget, Anna and Marguerite, sought by brothers Worship and William Gray.  Family lived at Ballyjamesduff, Ireland, and brothers left there 40-50 years ago.  W.F. Gray, attorney, wrote from Clinton, Illinois, 1905.  2 pages, List 5.

GRAY, Cunningham/George, and wife sought by James B. WHITBY of Heatley, Cheshire England in 1905. They used to be caretakers of a Presbyterian Church in East Melbourne, and would know the parentage of a young lady on whose behalf he writes. Cunningham Gray confirms knowledge, the young lady is Lottie BURTON. 5 pages, List 12.

GRAY, James L. of Pacific Cocoanut Company, San Francisco USA wrote in 1913 re his uncle James LAWTHER, aged 78 years.  His sister Mrs. SCOTT, lived with the writer.  4 pages.

GREAVES, Lionel William Goring.  Information on him sought by J.A. Ley Greaves of Limpleystoke, Bath England, who wrote from West Africa in 1908.  Not found. 4 pages, List 19.

GRECO, Ambrose, sought by mother Mrs. A., Caversham, Reading, Berkshire in 1910.  Found. 5 pages, list 63.

GRECO, Ambrose, sought by mother Mrs. A., Brixton, London in 1916.  He is a musical director, was in Bendigo in 1910.  Not found. 11 pages, List 52.

GREEN, Charles Hilton, absconded from his home in Gloucester England in 1864, aged 15yrs.  His father Rev. Henry Green wrote to the Bishop of Melbourne asking help to find him, and enclosing a small photo.  6 pages, List 18.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

GREEN, Edward alias GRAHAM.  South African police wrote in 1908 asking if he had any prior convictions in Victoria ‘at one time had race horses in Australia’ and enclosing two photos of him.  Found to be criminal Edward FITZGERALD.  17 pages, List 58. See instructions re copying of photographs.

GREEN, F.L. of Pack Horse Hotel, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England wrote in 1898 re Richard de-Boscoe COTTERELL.  He had left Birmingham some forty years ago.  6 pages, List 2.

GREEN, Mr G., Old Bethnal Green Road London, wrote in 1911 re his wife who left there for Australia under the name Florence GRACE, believed with sister Mrs DESS at Walhalla.  Found.  11 pages, List 98.

GREEN, H.O., Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re John TYRES.  He is executor of his aunt’s estate and requires a receipt which has not been forthcoming.  3 pages, List 3.

GREEN, James, in 1898 sought by wife V. of Laue [?]  His mother M.A. lives in Sale, her grand-daughter is married to the mayor there.  She has four children, hasn’t heard from him since 1897.  Found in Melbourne, licensee of a hotel.    8 pages, List 26.

GREEN, Robert Gordon, sought by sister Mary, Fairview, Vancouver in 1910.  Went to South Africa some years ago, served in the Cape Mounted Police before going on to Australia.  He is 25 years old and used GORDON as his surname.  His parents in Edinburgh are concerned, not heard from for a year.  Another letter from parents on file.  9 pages, List 41.

GREENE, Samuel, of Buffalo New York USA wrote in 1907 re his aunt Catherine GREENE, daughter of Samuel Greene, who left Shallee, Co. Tipperary Ireland c.1867.  5 pages.

GREENFIELD, Private S.W., 337 Field Ambulance, Hants, England, wrote in 1917 re his father Robert, who bought an orchid farm at Blackburn in 1914 and not heard from since 1916.  4 pages, List 50.

GREER, John, sought by Charles F. BERRER, New York USA in 1910.  He was born in New York and left for Australia c32 years ago; was in Tasmanian police, not heard from for 20 years.  Found travelling with circus.  21 pages, List 63.

GREER, R.T., Chairman, Calcutta Corporation, wrote in 1901 re Mrs. A. MEIKLEJOHN’s circumstances; her husband is destitute there, can she support him financially? 5 pages, List 18.

GREGG, William and Thomas, left Cumberland England for Australia c1886 and had a butchery business.  In 1904 their mother wrote from Travellers Rest, East Rainton, Durham England, seeking details; she had last heard from them 11 years ago  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

GREGORY, Sarah, Higher Broughton, England, wrote in 1903 requesting help in getting a monument erected to her brother Thomas who drowned near Bairnsdale in 1901; quite detailed report on death and circumstances  10 pages, List 46.

GREGORY, Thomas M., of Budleigh, Salerton, Devon England wrote in 1906 re his first cousin William Taylor, reputed to have died in December 1905 at Toorak, Melbourne.  He is the closest relative and one of the beneficiaries of the estate. 7 pages, List 2.

GREIG, Rev. A., Portabello, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re his son in law John Poole BELL, a drunkard and a gambler.  5 pages, List 49.

GRETTON, Arthur. Chief Constable’s Office Leeds England wrote in 1907 re this man, who was applying for a publican’s licence, seeking confirmation of his background. 3 pages, List 9.

GREY, Constance, 51 years, and daughters Florence Ivy, 20 years and Constance Harriet Prudentia, 30 years, solught by husband Hugh Patrick Grey, St Albans, Christchurch New Zealand in 192. They left home while he was on a business trip, taking furniture etc., with them.  Believed in Australia.  Not found. 8 pages, List 72.

GRIFFING, Luther P., wrote from Greenwich Ave., New York USA in 1895 re his brother in law David Ferrier SELCRIG, who left New Jersey in 1853, and was last heard of in 1857 at Ararat; Scotch, now c67 years.  Found.  7 pages List 28.

GRIFFITH, Edward Hanmer Murhall, sought by daughter Mrs Mary Ellen COUPLAND, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, in 1913.  5 pages, List 74.

GRIFFITH, W.A, of Green, Iowa, USA, wrote in 1893 re James ALCOM, from Teaven Drurgivern? Co Londonderry Ireland.  His eldest daughter Nancy has not heard from him for ten years.  3 pages, List 3, List 3.

GRIFFITHS, Samuel F., sought by daughter Clara, Mrs George WILCOMB, Locust Place, Lynn, Mass., USA in 1913.  He had a brother Thomas and a sister Thurza WILLS.  Found.  5 pages, List 73.

GRIME, Peter of Preston Lancashire England, wrote in 1893 re his father Francis GRIME, known in Australia as Frank GRAHAM, who left England 35 years ago.  He was last heard of 20 years ago, in Melbourne.  2 pages, paper torn.  List 3.

GRIMSDALL, George Alfred, left home in London c1884, when 17 years old, for Australia.  He was the youngest of 7 siblings.  In 1908 his sister wrote from Canning Town London, asking police to trace him.  Not found.  4 pages, List 58.

GRINLINTON, Mrs. M.G., wrote from Napier New Zealand in 1900, has heard that her eldest son Britton Clinton IRWIN has died in Carlton and asks return of his effects.  Report shows workmates paid for burial, almost destitute.  8 pages, List 38.

GRIPPEN, Lesslie, Minneapolis, USA, wrote in 1903 re her brother Alex LILLIE, who went to Australia some years ago; she is old and a widow.  Various Lillies contacted, but not found.  12 pages, List 46.

GRODENTZ, Morris, sought by brother Solly and father Abraham, both of London, in 1912.  He was last heard of 4 years ago in Melbourne.  Was also known as Horace GROVE.  Mother is pining for him.  Several letters and photo.  Not found.  18 pages, List 33.

GROGAN, Albert, Owhango, New Zealand, wrote in 1918 seeking his brothers Augustus, William and Herbert.  9 pages, List 50.

GROTH, Herman, information sought by niece Elsa T. CROME of Chicago in 1901; not heard from since 1893. Found.  5 pages, List 50.

GRUNBERG, Mrs. C.  Secretary of Verein Australia based in Hamburg Germany wrote in 1892.  His organisation tries to find people who have left home and lost touch with their families.  The parents of – Grunberg are trying to make contact with the widow of their deceased son, who died in Melbourne a few years ago.  2 pages, List 2.

GUARE, Peter P., USS Beale, Norfolk Virginia USA, wrote in 1913 his aunts Ellen, Mary and Hannah Guare, born Knockaney (?0 Co Limerick Ireland, and left there c30 years ago.  Found.  8 pages, List 73.

GUELPHA, Nellie, 8 years old and living at Sale with Mrs. E. MORELAND in 1902, when money is sent by Mrs. A.E. HEGGLAND of Sawyers Bar, California, to send her to the U.S. where she will adopt her.  Heggland is the sister of her mother Mary Ann THELLNER.  24 pages, List 43.

GUICHARD, Joseph Laurent, Mahe, Seychelles, wrote in 1902 re his son Hautel [?] Alexander, who left there for Melbourne some months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  Traced.  7 pages, List 43.

GUNDRY, James, sought by Mrs. Lizzie FOY of Chicago in 1894.  He was her father John’s brother, and last heard of in 1863.  Father John also writes, eleven in family, which came from Camborne, Cornwall.  6 pages, List 30.

GUNN, Mrs. Agnes McLeish, Dundee Scotland wrote in 1918 re husband Alexander who left c.1914 and was found in Victoria, remarried to Ester Mary CROSCHEL.  She planned to divorce him.  11 pages.

GUNNELL, Isaac and PHIBBS, Andrew, constables in Royal Irish Constabulary, Cornwall, Co Wexford Ireland, applied to join Victorian force in 1900.  1 page, List 37.

GUNSTONE, William, from England, aged 27 years, a gardener.  In 1890s induced Jane Durward SCOTT of Hawthorn (Victoria) to live with him; he already had a wife in England.  At her death he registered her as Mrs. Gunstone, but her brother William reported him for false registration of death.  Police investigation, but Gunstone absconded.  11 pages, List 5.

GURNSINGHA, Don Andris, M.D., of Galle, Ceylon, wrote in 1898 re his son William.  7 pages.

GUTTERIDGE, Mrs. E. wrote from Hornsy Road London England in 1914 re her brother Charles ATKINSON, whom she believed was dead. Police reply not enough detail provided. An earlier letter she sent was not to be found, and the majority of the file is an investigation of this. 15 pages, List 8.

GUYTON, William, died Illinois USA in 190; born Nenagh, Co Tipperary Ireland.  Solicitor seeks relatives and a newspaper advert is inserted.  The following people responded:  Robert John GYTTON of Malvern, T.H. GYTON of Clifton Hill, Thomas GUITON of Colbinabbin, George GUYTON of Dunedin New Zealand; all give some genealogical details.  19 pages, List 62.

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HACKER, Mrs. Eleanor.  Seeks her brother Richard NEEDS in 1896, last heard from in 1863. 9 pages, List 18.

HACKETT, Edward, sought by Charles Hackett of Timaru New Zealand in 1906; late licensee of Camp Hotel, Eaglehawk.  Police trace family.  10 pages, List 30.

HACKETT, Thomas Walter, sought by sister Miss L.P. Hackett of Chicao in 1897.  He is 29 years, born Missouri USA.  Not found. 9 pages, List 35.

HADDON, Mrs Jane nee DOBB, wrote from Durban South Africa in 1909 re her uncle Edward PASCO, who left England in 1850 for Ballarat.  Believes he has left property, she is his only living relative.  Came on the same ship as the BARTLETT family.  Various Pasco/Pascoe family are interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 62.

HAFENEGGER, Joseph, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1897, re his father Joseph who arrived there in 1868 with him and his sister, and died suddenly in 1878 without leaving a Will.  He told his children he had property in Australia, but cruel step-mother would not give details as she had a child of her own.  He was a watch-maker and jeweller, in partnership with a Mr. ROTH at Ballarat.  He thinks his father might have deserted his mother, as he’s never seen her.  She was Margaret STEWART.  No trace found at Ballarat. 5 pages, List 36.

HAFFENDEN, Mrs Rosina nee STONE, Durban, South Africa, wrote in 1910 re her aunt and uncle William STONE and his sister, believed farming at Ballarat.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

HAGGAR, C.H., MLA, Capetown South Africa, wrote in 1919 on behalf of the wife of William FORBES, who has failed to support her and believed staying with Miss BOWES in South Yarra.  Traced.  5 pages, List 48.

HAINES, Edward alias George STONE.  Information sought by New Scotland Yard London in 1908; he was recently arrested and gaoled there, believed to have been a criminal in Australia.  Born 1847, bookmaker; photo and fingerprints on file.  May be a brother of the licensee of the ‘American Bar’ in Melbourne.  6 pages and photo, List 58.

HAINES, S.R., sought by nephew Edmund W. Haines, Chicago, USA, the son of his brother William of Birmingham; he arrived in Australia c20 years ago.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

HAIRE, Robert, sought by sister Isabella of Armadale, Linlithgowshire, Scotland in 1899. Left Glasgow about 20 years ago, last heard of in Melbourne.  Her husband is James WILSON, a tailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

HALDON, James, left Edinburgh 1890, carpenter.  In 1897 ROMANES & SIMSON write from there on behalf of his mother, they sent money for his passage home but he has not arrived.  11 pages, List 25.

HALES, Arthur.  St. Peter’s Hospital Guardians at Bristol England, wrote 1914-1915 re this man, who left his wife Elizabeth and two children in 1912 and has failed to send maintenance.  In 1912 he was living in Melbourne, and police locate him again.  Although he promised to send funds he never did.  Elizabeth died in 1914.  21 pages, List 18.

HALL, Beryl, born India, daughter of Hugh, stationmaster, Calcutta; came to Melbourne with Mrs. J.C. TOSH as children’s companion in 1914.  Letters from her and her father re getting back to India, but in 1916 she changes her mind, and takes a position as a waitress in a St. Kilda restaurant and is seduced by tram conductor Arthur Reginald Grey STANSFIELD.  40 pages, List 52.

HALL, Caroline Susan of Gloucester England, wrote in 1893, acknowledging pension granted to her from police fund.  Previous letter from Dublin Ireland.  3 pages, List 3.

HALL, Isabel of Mt. View Santa Clara, California wrote in 1898 re her father Thomas HALL, born England, now believed to be in Melbourne.  12 pages.

HALL, Mrs James, sought by nurse E. McCARTHY, Dunedin New Zealand, in 1912; she is her sister.  Not heard from for 12 years, had two sons, Henry and Arnold and a daughter Margaret.  Found.  4 pages, List 71.

HALL, Mary, Boyer, Crawford Co., Iowa USA, wrote in 1916 re Robert (son of Edward & Catherine of Dublin) and Ellen HALL (nee MURPHY).  She is his niece, and enclosed letters he had written to her from Tanjil Gippsland.  She hasn’t heard from him since 1910 and believes he may have died.  Not found.  33 pages, List 53.

HALL, Seymour Brentnall or DALZELL.  New Scotland Yard London wrote in 1911 re this man, who had been arrested there.  Detailed detective report states born Birmingham England, arrived c1885 etc.  10 pages, List 66.

HALLIGAN, Arthur, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1904, asking police to help get his daughter Daisy Cecilia from her mother who is living with another man in Melbourne.  5 pages, List 33.

HALLINAN, James, of Treasury Dept., New York USA wrote in 1916 re his sister Annie – hadn’t heard from her for some time. His aunt is Mrs. John HANNON of Richmond. Police report she has been committed to an asylum. 4 pages List 6

HALPIN, Mrs Mary, of Chicago, USA, wrote in 1908 re her brother Thomas HEALY.  She had another brother Peter and a sister Kate.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

HAMBRIDGE, Alfred, of Durban, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1894 seeking his brothers Harry and William Hambridge. Found. 15 pages, List 17.

HAMER, William, left Cape Town South Africa for Melbourne in 1912; wife A., has not heard from him since.  Not found.  4 pages, List 73.

HAMILL, James, sought by sister Mary LARBY, Barrack Hill, Fermoy, Co Cork Ireland in 1912.  He was last heard of at ‘Rhookha’; no such place in Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

HAMILTON, John, sought by nephew Richard Hamilton of Doolagh, Portarlington, Queen’s County Ireland in 1907.  He joined the Dublin police in 1865, then came to Melbourne, and was in force until 1880s.  Not found.  7 pages, List 23.

HAMILTON, Mrs. Margaret of Haverford, PA, U.S.A. wrote in 1905, re her brother James Hamilton, who was in Melbourne, but her letter to him was returned unclaimed.  Had a sister Mattie.  Response states details supplied too meagre to trace.  3 pages.

HAMILTON, W.L., Superintendent, Burgh Police Office, Govan Scotland, writes in 1892 regarding James YOUNG, one time partner of DOBIE & CO., shipbuilders at Govan, who sailed from the Clyde for Brisbane in 1890, and was last heard of in Melbourne.  Police locate the person sought.  9 pages., List 2.

HAMILTON, William E., of Scranton, P.A., U.S.A., wrote in 1914 and asked details of joining the Victorian police force. He was ex US army, including 10 years in cavalry, also ex police, and was ‘sick of American ways’ and wanted to become a British citizen. Reply returned ‘not known at this address’. 5 pages, List 8.

HAMMON, Arthur of Springs, Transvaal (South Africa) wrote in 1905 re his brother Horace who had suffered leg strain and was now believed to be in Queensland.  7 pages.

HAMP, Mrs. P.A. of Capetown, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re her husband Alfred Henry HAMP, who deserted her and their five children in 1904.  8 pages.

HAMPSHIRE, John.  Murdered in Victoria 1862; niece Louisa GOULDSBROUGH of Bongendore New South Wales writes on behalf of his wife (unnamed) in England regarding his property.  5 pages, List 5.

HAMPSON, Cornelius of Hyde Cheshire England, wrote in 1898 regarding a bequest he should have received under his aunt, Mrs. Mary Ann BARCLAY’s Will, and asking police to follow through with the executor William Richmond EVANS. 4 pages, List 14.

HANCOCK, Mrs. A.J. of Kansas City USA wrote in 1905 re her husband James Herbert Hancock, who left there seven years ago. They have three daughters. She believes he is in Melbourne; had previously been in Australia and had a friend named REINHOLDT, a jeweller. He also had siblings in Birmingham England. She wants him to support their three daughters. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

HANIFIN, Julia (Mrs. Cornelius), wrote from Seadown via Temuka, South Canterbury New Zealand in 1896, seeking her brothers John and Michael LUCEY and sister Mrs. John FIELDING, last heard of in Korumburra.  Her husband has died and she seeks their help.  Not found.  11 pages, List 33.

HANKIN, Elizabeth, Waterloo near Liverpool England, wrote in 1912 re her husband James, who deserted in 1911. They have 2 children, she believes he is in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 14.

HANKIN, James, sought by mother,Seaforth near Liverpool, in 1915.  He deserted ship in Melbourne in 1910, left a wife and 2 children destitute there.  Photo of him on file.  Found interstate, living with Pattie GRAHAM by whom he has a child.  8 pages, List 54.

HANKS, Sarah (Miss) wrote from Blackpool England in 1914 re letters received from Walter Hanks of Coburg, claiming to be her nephew, and asking for a copy of his father John’s birth certificate. He had previously advertised in her local newspaper for relatives. She is suspicious, and encloses photo of John and his brother Ernest Silverton Hanks, ‘taken at Xmas camp’ in England, and a photo of ‘Mother’ . Police interview Walter and his father John who says he was born Birmingham in 1847, and needs the certificate in his application for old age pension. His mother was Ann Kempson. 15 pages and 2 photos, List 7. See instructions above re cost of photos.

HANNAY, Henrietta of Blackpool Lancashire England wrote in 1914 re her brothers Andrew Webster and Frank Wallace Hannay, last heard of in 1906. File includes letters to brothers. Found. 20 pages, List 8.

HANSEN, C.K. wrote from Nadina, Minn. USA in 1894 re his brother John HOCKONSEN, who used to be a sailor.  4 Pages.  List 4.

HARDBOTTLE, Charles James.  F.A. ANDERSON, solicitor of York, England wrote in 1890 on behalf of mother who had not heard from Hardbottle since 1889.  Hardbottle was 21-23 and a sailor.  Police locate him.  16 pages, List 2.

HARDING, Antonia, wrote from Plymouth, Devon, England, in 1901 re her husband Joseph, who left there six months ago for Australia, and has not been heard from since.  Physical description given, is 28 years old.  2 pages, List 40.

HARDMAN, James.  Anonymous letter in 1909 alleges he has assaulted his wife who is licensee of the Newmarket Hotel, Kyneton.  Report on their marital situation, his claim that she is having an affair with local solicitor etc.  13 pages, List 87.

HARDSTAFF, Joseph, Matlock Bath England, wrote in 1912 re the death of his eldest brother George.  No record.  5 pages, List 70.

HARGRAVE, Mrs., of Hull England, wrote in 1892 re John WILSON.  His wife works for her, and he left her and their four young children four years ago.  Wilson found living with another woman.  5 pages.

HARGREAVES, Mrs Annie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Mrs MEINING.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

HARGREAVES, Robert Senr., left England 1887, leaving a wife and child behind.  In 1892 found living in Victoria with a woman named WOOFE.  In 1908 solicitors in Battley Yorkshire enquire for him; found.  7 pages, List 58.

HARGREAVES, Robert Senior, sought by Rev N.W. THOMLINSON, Batley Yorkshire in 1911, on behalf of wife and daughter.  He was an engineer, was living in Melbourne.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 70.

HARKER, Henry or HARKESS, sought by solicitors in Maryport, Cumberland England in 1910.  He was a native of Dearham, in 1890s was working for contractor David MITCHELL.  Found to have been using the name Henry MENZIE.  13 pages, List 62.

HARKIN, William, c75-80 years ‘a sea faring man believed to have died in Melbourne in last year or two’.  Chief of Police, Tacoma Washington USA wrote in 1912 on behalf of his  sister.  No record.  7 pages, List 72.

HARPER, Basil L., wrote from Paisley, Scotland in 1901, re Robert LOGAN, late of Glasgow Scotland, last heard of at Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 40.

HARPER, George, sought by F. COWIE, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1908; last heard of in 1877 in Heyfield.  Cowie’s wife is a daughter of George’s sister Martha.  Found.  4 pages, List 58.

HARRINGTON, Edward, died at Inglewood in 1891, a bachelor, 76 years. A friend, George FREEMAN, wrote to advise family in U.S.A.   In 1895 U.S. Consul in Melbourne writes on behalf of his relatives, that Freeman was to provide further details but did not.  He had not responded to letters from them.  Police find that Freeman died in 1893, and his family revealed ‘an insulting letter’ from the relatives, claiming Harrington had property and they were holding on to it.  In fact he died a pauper.  5 pages, List 28.

HARRINGTON, George, private detective bureau, Sheffield, England, wrote in 1899 re William PRESTON, son of Algernon and Rose, who was a native of Dublin Ireland, but had lived in Melbourne for many years, was single, a surveyor, and was aged about 80 years.  3 pages.

HARRINGTON, William S. of Orange, Essex County, New Jersey USA wrote in 1901 re his uncle John HARRINGTON, who left Ireland c.1860 for Australia.

HARRIS, C., Globe Steam Laundry Birmingham, wrote in 1915 re his brother William, born Solihull, who left for Australia c25 years ago.  Many Williams are located, but not the correct person.  28 pages, List 54.

HARRIS, J. (Miss) of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1914 re her brother George, from London England, aged about 28 years. Not found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

HARRIS, James, Whitton, Middlesex England, wrote in 1911 re father’s brother HELSM/ELMS, who left for Australia in the 1850s.  They were born Sidbrook, Gloucestershire.  Not found.  5 pages, List 66.

HARRIS, M. (Mrs.) of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1913 re her father’s brother James GUNDRY. Her father John Gundry hasn’t heard from him for 60 years. James was last heard of mining at Ballarat, and the family came from Cornell [Cornwall?] England. All Gundry entries in directory interviewed but no relation. 10 pages, List 14.

HARRIS, Mrs. M.A. of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1915 re her son George, 27 years, born Hammersmith near London, who arrived in Melbourne c1913. He had three sisters, Violet, Ethel and Lily and a brother Jonathan who was now dead. Police contact many George Harris’s, but do not find him. 19 pages, List 7.

HARRIS, Samuel. His wife Mrs. B. Harris of Carlton, wrote in 1918, asking Victorian police to ascertain details of his convictions in South Africa. South African police provide details and a photo of him. She reports he is back in Australia. 3 pages, List 16. Note comment at top of page re cost of photographs.

HARRIS, Sarah Elizabeth, of Orrell Bottle, Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband ‘he deserted his three little boys and also left me in pregnancy of another’. He was in the British Army at one stage, now believed to be in Freemantle. Not found. 11 pages, List 8.

HARRISON, Adelaide Davies, Hintonburg, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1900 re her father John HATTON, a saddler in Melbourne; she enclosed a letter for him which is still on the file, which is incomplete.  4 pages, List 56.

HARRISON, George F., of Brooklyn E.D., wrote in 1892 re his brother Richard, acknowledges police reply that he was found in Tasmania.  Original letter of enquiry not on file.  2 pages, List 2.

HARRISON, George F., of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 re his brother Richard, aged 34 years, last heard of in 1888.  Father died over a year ago, had lived in LeicesterEngland; mother anxious to know his whereabouts. 4 pages.

HARRISON, Henry.  Wrote from Birmingham England in 1904 re his niece Mrs. Kate BROWN nee SPECK, who had been left destitute at Scarborough by her husband William. They had been married in 1897, but he left the following year, and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 22.

HARRISON, Joseph, sought by wife Julia, Handsworth, Birmingham, England in 1905.  He left there two years ago, is a baker, 35 years believed in Melbourne.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 44.

HARRISON, Joseph, sought by wife Julia of Soho, Birmingham, England, in 1906.  Last heard of at Melbourne; found.  3 pages, List 19.

HARRISON, Martin. Sought by Samuel PRICE of St. John’s Quebec Canada in 1916, on behalf of Harrison’s sister, Mrs. Mary MEIGHER, formerly of Liverpool England. She had come to Canada to be with her only son, but he was now dead. Harrison had been in the retail boot trade about 20 years ago. 7 pages List 6

HARRISON, Mrs Mary of Brooklyn ED, USA, wrote in 1893 re her uncle Robert MALLOY, in the liquor business there many years ago, was a native of Cappoynin? Co Waterford, Ireland.  2 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, Samuel, sought by London High Commission in 1913, on behalf of his wife Annie, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.  He left there in 1912 and has not sent any money for her and their 3 children.  Found.  5 pages, List 63.

HARRISON, Thomas, foreman in a boot factory, sought by brother in law Rev W. Francis CLULOW, Maidstone, Kent England, in 1911, on behalf of father in Stockton on Tees.  Found.  5 pages, List 67.

HARROW, Mrs Henry, nee Louise QUINN, and children Nellie, Fred and Doris, sought by sister in law Mrs D. McFEDRIES, Christchurch New Zealand, in 1913.  Found.  6 pages, List 73.

HARTIGAN, Jack, sought by nephew J.J. KINNERK of Limerick Ireland in 1914. He was formerly in Victorian police force. Found. 11 pages, List 8.

HARTNETT, Jane, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland, wrote in 1903 re John BROWN, formerly in the police force, son of Thomas, ex Head Constable, Royal Irish Constabulary, not heard from for over 20 years.  Not found.  Wrote again, stating that his sister Mrs. ORCHARD had been a hotel keeper, and their parents are nearly 100 years old.  Not found.  24 pages, List 46.

HARTOG, Harry Lynne alias HURLEY; 1913 file re his arrest for embezzlement in Port Moresby and costs incurred in bringing him back to Victoria.  Some repetition.  15 pages, List 73.

HARVEY, Charles Edward. Born Crediton, in the tailoring trade. Sought by Mr. Brooker, of South Wanstead, Essex, England, in 1916. He had left England for Christchurch New Zealand c1884 and afterwards went to Australia. 5 pages List 6

HARVEY, John, of Barnsley Yorkshire England, wrote in 1919 re his sons John Fielders and Frederick Charles, aged 39 and 34 years, who have been in Australia 6-7 years. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

HASTINGS, Eva, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1918 re her husband Alfred, formerly working for butcher NOAKES in Doncaster and keeping company with Miss BLOXIDGE, against parents’ wishes, has also had a child by Miss WHITESIDE, whose parents live in Perth.  He hasn’t sent maintenance for her and their 8 year old daughter for two years.  15 pages, List 55.

HAVEN, Mrs. Laura, wrote from New Orleans in 1893 re her husband who has run off with Mrs. David LAMKIN, a ‘hard-faced woman’.  Haven is the daughter of the late Captain A.J. PARKER, Lamkin is the daughter of a Dr. WILLIAMS.  9 pages, List 4.

HAWKINS, G.E. of Sars-Poteries, France Nord, wrote in 1920 re C.F. PARKER, late in AIF, who formerly lived at Glengarry. Police ascertain that two brothers named George and Thomas Parker enlisted from there and find Thomas. 8 pages, List 13.

HAWLEY, William wrote from Workington Cumberland U.K. in 1907 re his relations George and Sarah HORROCKS.  Not found.  7 pages, List 27.

HAYDEN, John, sought by wife Esther, of Liverpool England in 1914. Not found. 3 pages, List 8.

HAYES, Mrs. Ellen, wrote from St. Louis, U.S. in 1898 re brother Cornelius O’LEARY, last heard from in 1870s.  Widow found near Dookie, 10 pages, List 26.

HAYES, Richard P., of Edmonyen, Alberta Canada, wrote in 1914 re his brother in law M.P. MEYER, a South African, last heard of working in Tasmania. His parents in Natal South Africa are anxious, as is his sister. Not found. 12 pages, List 8.

HAYTON, Mrs. Daisy, wrote from Clapton London England in 1916 re her husband William James Hayton. She has heard that he has died and asks details; police find no record of death. She has two daughters Reenie and Kathleen. 5 pages, List 8.

HAYWARD, Lydia, Burton on Trent, Staffs, England, wrote in 1910 re her only sister Mrs CLEARY of South Melbourne, who had not answered her letters.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

HAYWOOD, Benjamin, sought by father John of Nottingham U.K. in 1906.  Arrived c30 years ago, worked at Ulupna.  Has heard nothing for years.  Not found.  14 pages, List 30

HEAD, Samuel of Buffalo New York USA wrote in 1892 on letterhead of Erie County Clerk’s Office, regarding his son James HEAD who had been in Australia for 6-7 years.  4 pages, List 2.

HEAD, Samuel, Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1905 re son James, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 45.

HEARNE, Mrs. Ellen, of Pill, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales wrote in 1919 re her husband John, who left her in 1914.  She has three boys to look after and wanted maintenance from him.  He might also be known as John WILSON.  3 pages.

HEATH, Edward, sought by H.H. DANIELS of Brown Palace Hotel, Denver Colorado in 1901; his wife is the writer’s aunt, his mother’s sister.   Heath had arrived in Melbourne c1883.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

HEATLEY, J., Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1893 re Griffith HEATLEY, who left there six years ago and wrote regularly until 1891.  Discreet enquiry wanted.  10 pages, List 3.   Another letter 1894; left Cardiff for Australia many years ago, leaving a wife and three children behind.  Lived in Ballarat until 1891 at least, writer believes he is living with another woman. Incomplete file of 5 pages, may be continuation of earlier file.  List 20.

HEATLIE-HEATLIE, Barry.  Criminal Investigation Department Cape Town South Africa wrote in 1906 re him – wanted on warrant for embezzlement there.  He was a broker, aged about 30, played rugby and football and had been captain of the Villagers R.F.C.  3 pages including photo; note instructions re photo costs.  List 2.

HECKRATH, Cyril Hinton, enquired for by father in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1909.  Found, detailed report on health on file.  5 pages, List61.

HEDDERWICK, John, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1900 re death of brother James Winning CRABB.  Another brother, Maitland H. Crabb predeceased him, c5 years ago.  James was accidentally killed at Korrumburra.  Letter on file from Mrs. M. JONES of Parry St., Moonee Ponds also asks details, knew deceased.  7 pages, List 38.

HEDEN, Karl Johan Johansson. Stockholm police wrote in 1913 re this Collector of Taxes, who was charged with embezzlement and had absconded. He was 35 years, and spoke only Swedish. Wanted notice includes a photograph of him, which could be photocopied. 4 pages, List 12.

HEDIGAN, William.  Sought by E.E. MARSHALL, Attorney, Boston, Mass., USA in 1913. Found. 4 pages, List 14.

HEFFER, Mrs. Laura, Lower Edmonton, London [England?] wrote in 1910 re her daughter Grace Heffer, who went to South Africa seven years ago as a nurse, and married Adam GOOL, an Indian, in Cape Town. She believed she was now in Melbourne, but police find no trace. 6 pages, List 5.

HEFFERNAN, Mrs. Johnna, 7th Avenue New York USA, wrote in 1903 re her brother Thomas PENNY and sister Elizabeth, who came from Co. Limerick.  Extensive search undertaken and people listed in directory under that name interviewed, but not found.  21 pages, List 45.

HEGARTY, John, wrote to the Mayor of Melbourne from New York USA in 1900 re hus uncle James and brother Jeremiah, natives of Cork Ireland.  James left Ireland c50 years ago for Melbourne, Jeremiah c40 years ago.  Various Hegarty families contacted, but no connection.  17 pages, List 39.

HEIM, Jacob, sought by wife Sarah, Liverpool England, in 1912.  He deserted her and their two children 3 years ago, believed in Melbourne.  He was of German descent, born Liverpool.  Letter from his mother on file.  Not found.  21 pages, List 71.

HEINRICH, Wilhelm. German Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1914 on behalf of the Public Notary of Silesia re Heinrich, who died in Victoria about 1903 and had been born in Silesia in 1832. He had two daughters, Emma and Ernestine. 16 pages, List 8.

HELLEN, Richard, Hollyhill near Parish of Aughadown, Skibbereu, Co Cork Ireland, wrote re his son James, who was in the Victorian police force, and whom he had not heard from for some years.  Son states family differences, will not write to his father.  Note different spelling of surname; HEELAN.  5 pages, List 5.

HEMMING, F., Hango, Finland, wrote in 1912 re brother Axel, who left there c15 years ago and not heard from; a sailor.  Not found.  7 pages, List 71.

HELMERS, Thorleif.  Norweigan seaman, 19 yrs, sought by Consul General in 1918.  Found.  6 pages, List 18.

HEMMING, John, wrote from the Provincial Home, Kamloop, British Colombia, Canada in 1912, asking police to trace the family of his brother William, who left London England c1850.  He is seeking help from the family.  Police find daughter Mrs. Emily CHEASLEY, who herself is in poor circumstances.  8 pages, List 32.

HENDERSON, Frank V., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1911 re John Henderson who left there c40 years ago with an uncle who was a soldier.  Last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  Letter is damaged.  15 pages, List 69.

HENNESSY, Mary, nee HOARE, sought by sister Mrs Bridget RUSSELL, Balhuntly, Cullen, Co Tipperary, in 1911.  Not heard from for 17 years, when at Emerald Hill.  Gives family details.  8 pages, List 67.

HENNESSY, Thomas, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910, asking for a character reference so he can get a hawker’s licence and doesn’t have a criminal record.  His employer was British American Tobacco Co.  7 pages, List 73.

HENRICKSEN, Victoria, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re her brother Harry, a wood carter at Castlemaine.  Police ascertain he has died. 3 pages, List 52.

HENRY, Peter and John, sought by niece Anne, Newark, New Jersey USA, in 1912.  They are sons of late John and Catherine nee POOLEY of Co Sligo.  She is the daughter of their brother Michael.  9 pages, List 72.

HENRY, Thomas Bayley, 36 years, born England, was arrested in Oakland, California, USA in 1912; police there send a photo and fingerprints and ask if he is known in Victoria.  No.  7 pages, List 71.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

HENWOOD, W.H. of Newquay Cornwall England, wrote in 1906 regarding a newspaper report he had seen of the death of Henry GREEN, found dead at Wodonga. He believed this was his uncle who left Cornwall c50 years ago, and who changed his name from Nathaniel Henry Henwood to Henry Green. Police reply states no relation. 3 pages, List 11.

HERDMAN, Robert, arrived Melbourne 1892 as ship’s steward.  In 1913 he was sought by James CAMPBELL, trustee of the estate of his father Robert, a baker at Saltcoats; the family had not heard from him since his arrival. Copies of various documents on file.  Found.  18 pages, List 73.

HERMS, Wilhelmina, wrote from Germany in 1893 re her brother Henrik SCHONBECK, who died at Beechworth in 1882.  She is a widow and next of kin.  11 pages, List 3.

HERRIOT, John of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1904 re his uncle William HERRIOT, brother of his father Adam.  13 pages.

HERTZBERG, Kate, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re Abraham VINEGARD, believed to be in business with Morris GRODENTZ and George ROSCOE. Found. 3 pages, List 11.

HESP, Mrs. H. Newell, wrote from Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, Yorkshire in 1896 re her husband Samuel Dobson Hesp, who deserted her and their child in 1888.  Letter from their son Frank also on file.  Police believe he has gone interstate.  11 pages, List 32.

HEWITT, James, violin maker and repairer, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re his brother William, who left there c1909 for Tasmania, having won Tatts lottery, and hasn’t been heard of since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 70.

HEWLETT, Robert.  Sister Ellen PHILLIPS wrote from Malvern, Worcestershire U.K. in 1898 seeking information about him, last heard of in Prahran.  Found; wife and children living apart from him.  5 pages, List 27.

HICHCOCK, A., manager Western Union Telegraph Co., Evanston Ill., U.S.A, wrote in 1914 re his ‘dear friend Mrs. L.J. (Julia) BERLOWITZ, formerly of Melbourne, who left Honolulu about 5 years ago, probably for Melbourne’. All Berlowitz family in Melbourne interviewed – she is a cousin, but hasn’t been seen for some years. Hichcock enclosed a letter for her, and this is still on the file. 8 pages, List 8.

HICKEY, Bartholomew, sought by solicitors in Weedsport New York USA in 1910; his brother has recently died.  Family in Woodend identified.  List 64.

HICKEY, F.F., Travelers Insurance Co., Hartford Conn. USA, wrote in 1914 re Arthur PARK, who was born in Melbourne in 1892, in reference to an insurance policy. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

HICKEY, Mrs. Jane Freeman, wrote from Buffalo New York in 1904 re her sister Helen FREEMAN, born in Co Cork Ireland, went to Victoria married John DAVIS/DAVISON. Second letter states she married Dennis KAHALER who ran a hotel with his brothers Timothy and Michael.  Not found.  11 pages, List 22.

HICKLIS, Mary.  Wrote from Buffalo New York, USA, in 1906, re her brother George DUNCAN, last heard of 40 yrs ago on the goldfields.  Not found.  6 pages, List 19.

HICKMAN, Mrs, sought by mother Mrs BARRETT, Mount Cook, Wellington New Zealand in 1912.  She buried her husband at Bendigo recently.  3 pages, List 71.

HICKS, Mrs. Mary, East Chicago, USA, wrote in 1904 re her brother John MATHIAS who left California for Australia c38 year ago, last heard of 18 years ago in Prahran; native of South Wales.  Not found.  7 pages, List 47.

HIGGINS, Joseph, left Guelph Canada c1885, last heard of in Melbourne.  Discreet enquiry sought by G.L. Higgins, Mercury Office, Guelph.  Found.  7 pages, List 38.

HIGH, George, Norwich, England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle George, who died at Ararat in 1911 and had property.  6 pages, List 54.

HIGHAM, Eli, and aunt Mrs Edith Smith HIGHAM, eloped from Arrington near Manchester England in 1911. Chief Constable asks police to find and stop marriage.  Found.  Fascinating details provided.  16 pages, List 69.

HIGHFIELD, Mrs. Mary, Blackburn, London, wrote in 1916 re her niece Edith Mary WARD, who went to Australia as a children’s nurse in 1912 and married Herbert TEARE.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

HIGHNETT, Mrs. Alice of Seaforth Liverpool England wrote in 1903 re her brother Richard GRIFFITHS, a baker who left there 17 years before.  He has not been heard from for 12 years; has heard he was murdered.  Police find Griffiths.  6 pages, List 2.

HILDENBERGER, Martin J., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, wrote in 1909 re Margaret LESLIE who left Crumroney parish, Co Longford c50 years ago with 2 girls named KERRIGAN and went to Melbourne, where her uncle GREEN lived.  He wrote on behalf of her niece Margaret, who was the daughter of her brother Richard.  Not found.  5 pages, List 48.

HILEY, Ranald.  Chief Constable, York, England writes in 1901 regarding him; Hiley, 27 years, well educated, supposed to go to New Zealand, but got off ship in Melbourne.  Friends concerned he was suicidal.  Photo on file.  13 pages.

HILL, Mrs Annie, Anderston, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her daughter Isabella, now Mrs MURPHY of Fitzroy.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

HILL, Mrs A., Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1912, wants assistance from husband who left five years ago.  Found in Brunswick, he refuses to help.  7 pages, List 72.

HILL, Cecilia Wyndham wrote from London in 1900 re her son Frederick Wyndham Hill whom she feared was very ill. Found. 6 pages, List 18.

HILL, Joshua, Ravensbourne, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re his half-sister Sarah  BOWES    who left to marry Harry WILLIAMS c1889 and has not been heard from since. Not found.  7 pages, List 58.

HILTON, Charles, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, wrote in 1917 r his brother Robert John, who left Halifax c1874 for Victoria and not heard of since 1901.  Found to have died in 1913.  4 pages, List 49.

HINCHEY, Patrick J., of Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother John, born Ennistymon, Co. Clare Ireland c72 years ago, and left there 45 years ago and was last heard of in Melbourne. Police interview Mrs. Peter Hinchey, whose personal details match those given, except for the given name. 6 pages, List 12.

HINDLEY, John S., applies for police, 1903.  20yrs, son of Rev W.T. Hindley of Eastbourn, writes from Lindisfarne, Blackheath, England, encloses 8 printed testimonials, including one from Weymouth College.  12 pages, List 20.

HINTON, Major, 138th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Salisbury England, wrote in 1910 asking details of family situation of Mrs PETTIFORD of Albert Park, whose son is there.  She wanted him discharged so he could come home and support her as she is destitute.  Police confirm claim.  6 pages, List 63.

HIRSCHMAN, William, sought by mother Mrs. Ellen of Bootle, England in 1896.  She has heard his father has closed his Port Melbourne business under name of HARRIS, and is worried about her son, the eldest of 5, the rest of whom are with her.  7 pages, List 31.

HIRST, Benjamin, wrote from Bradford, Yorkshire England in 1897 re newspaper report of death of James HURST, asks if it is his brother Joseph who left a wife and 3 children there in 1857 and went to Australia and not heard from til traced to Qld in 1896.  Gives family details.  Police reply it is not his brother.  7 pages, List 36.

HIRST, Ellen E., Belfast, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re her father William TEGG, c80 years old.  Found.  6 pages, List 64.

HISLOP, William. Glasgow Parish Council writes from 1913-1917 re this man, 38 years, a bricklayer, born Glasgow, who sailed to Australia in 1912 as an assisted immigrant, leaving a wife and three young children behind. He intended to send for them later. He sent little money for support, and probably through worry the wife has become insane and the children are in Council care. Hislop was nominated by Mr. RODGERS of Beaconsfield Parade Port Melbourne. Police find that Rodgers had got rid of him as he was a drunkard. In 1914 police find he joined the AIF and was sent to Egypt, but also that he had remarried bigamously. His marital exploits detailed; marriages to Janet BEVERIDGE (died 1907) produced two children, Milia and Peter, and to Annie McELHINNEY produced three. Third marriage was to Ethel SPENCER nee PARKINS, a widow. 43 pages, List 11.

HITCHIN, Sarah Louisa, (wife of Thomas Alfred) wrote from Townsville in 1877 re her father George HARRISON who left his wife and two daughters in England in 1855 and was living with a woman in Melbourne; he was a hardware merchant, and she is seeking financial assistance from him.  File covers 1877-1883; he died in 1881 and she queries probate etc. List 20.

HLADKY, Francis, wrote from New York City in 1915 re his son Charles. His original letter not on file, but report and reply is. He had joined the Aust. Imperial Force and was now at the front. 2 pages, List 7.

HOAGLAND, Henry W.  Chief of Police, Oakland, California USA wrote firstly in 1897 re this man who left his wife and family there; he was a veterinary dentist.  Other letters followed in 1900 and 1901.  16 pages, List 37.

HOAL, E., wrote from Tuli, Rhodesia, South Africa in 1895 re a relative named GILES who went to Australia c50 years ago.  Ten years ago Mrs. GOULD the postmistress at Fowey, Cornwall, received a letter from him.  2 pages, List 31.

HODGES, Amos, butler to Admiral CATOR, Hazelwood, King’s Langley, Herts, England, wrote in 1896 re his friend Beatty SHEPPERD, who went to Australia with a married sister RICHARDSON, and after her death took over care of her children.  Found elsewhere.  7 pages, List 31.

HODGKINSON, Albert.  Sought by brother Frederick of Samaria.  He was a brick layer, 37yrs, born Manchester.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

HODGKINSON, George, sought by nephew Ernest of Smethwick Birmingham in 1910.  He came from Chesterfield, Derby.  Son found, a hotel keeper in Brunswick.  7 pages, List 65.

HODGKINSON, Joseph, assistant clerk to the guardians, Bakewell, Derbyshire England, wrote in 1906 re bonafides of Mrs. PASCOE WEBBE, with whom his brother Samuel Charles Lindsey HODGKINSON was staying.  Samuel was aged 19 years.  8 pages.

HODGSON, W.H. of Kimberley, South Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to deliver a letter to Mr. J.S. WILLIAMS, as his second wife keeps letters from him. Williams’s daughter is destitute. 2 pages, List 13.

HODKINSON, Peter.  Moss & Hodkinson of Whalley Range, Manchester England wrote in 1917.  They were executors of the estate of Peter, who had died in 1908, and were trying to trace his son Albert.  File covers 1909-1917.  24 pages.

HOEY, Joseph, of Maitland, Cape, South Africa, wrote in 1914 re his uncle Tim O’CALLAGHAN who left Co. Kerry Ireland over 20 years ago to join the Australian police force and was never heard from again. Police interview all Tim O’Callaghan’s in Victoria, and interstate police check their membership lists, but he is not found. 19 pages, List 14.

HOGAN, Miss Amelia of Armory St., Ilion, New York, wrote in 1900 re her sister Margaret SHANNON, wife of Henry, and her uncle Thomas BROWN.  Brown conducted hotels in Melbourne in the 1880s.  Not found. 5 pages, List 38.

HOGAN, Martin, desk sergeant, 15 Precinct, Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1893 re Patrick HOGAN, whose proper name is SHEEHY, a native of Tipperary Ireland, and the brother of Thomas and Edward SHEEHY.  His brother Tom is dead and the family would like to hear from Patrick.  ‘through some family quarrel he took his mother’s name of HOGAN.  5 pages, List 3.

HOGARTH, E., wrote from Rotherithe England in 1899 re his brother Robert, last heard of in Yarraville.  Found.  6 pages, List 27.

HOGARTH, Thomas E., Dannevicke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re George BLOOD who had been killed in a railway accident at Tunstall (now Nunawading). His brother in law is of the same name, and although he last heard of him and his sister Harriet (known as Poppy) in Derbyshire England, he thinks they may have emigrated and the person killed is him. Police report that it is not his family. 4 pages, List 7.

HOGG, F.W., Armby near Leeds England, wrote in 1899 re his sister Nellie HOGG, supposed to have left Victoria and sailed home to England some months ago, but has not arrived.  7 pages.

HOGG, Henry, fought in American Civil War and afterwards left his discharge with his father William in London England.  In 1901 tries to get a pension from US authorities and requires discharge.  A friend asks police to help, and the request is transmitted to New Scotland Yard, who interview sister Ada and brother James G., but the discharge paper is not found. 7 pages.  List 4.

HOGG, John William. Wife writes a number of letters from Eltham Taranaki New Zealand and elsewhere, from 1916-1918 regarding him. He was last heard from in 1915 in Melbourne. Police locate him, but he doesn’t want his wife to know his address, as she is of drunken habits. 20 pages, List 9.

HOLLICK, Thomas, of Great Bowden, Market Harbors, Leicestershire England, wrote in 1913 re his daughter Mrs. Fanny HUNTER and her daughter Beryl, who sailed forMelbourne, and were supposed to have been met by a local tailor Nathaniel GLADSTONE. Not found. 4 pages, List 12.

HOLMES, Edward, chief constable, Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re C.W. EMMS, last seen 4 years ago in Melbourne.  He is a veterinary surgeon and his mother is anxious about him.  Photo and physical description on file.  6 pages, List 3.  See introduction for details of photo costs.

HOLMES, Willie, a schoolboy, of Hartford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1893 re Robert and Rebecca HOLMES, who sailed from Liverpool in 1855.  Rebecca married Robert ROBERTSON.  Willie is their nephew.  2 pages, List 4.

HONE, George Henry, mining engineer, left his family in Melbourne in 1913 on business and never returned.  Subsequently found to have sailed to London.  English solicitors write for details in 1916.  7 pages, List 53.

HONE, H.F., wrote from Vancouver Canada in 1894, seeking his son H.R., last heard of in New Zealand.  Postmaster there sends letter from Melbourne.  Not found.  3 pages, List 30.

HONEY, Albert Victor, sought by unnamed wife in Camden Town London in 1912.  She hasn’t heard for 3 months.  He’s been in Melbourne for 5 years and always sent money before.  Fund.  6 pages, list 32.

HOOPER, Mr. A..F. Soho, near Handsworth Birmingham England, wrote in 1894.  Has seen a newspaper cutting about a young man who drowned in Melbourne; is it his missing son?  Reply states no.  2 Pages, List 4A

HOORYAANS, Mr. Netherlands Consul in Melbourne writes in 1908 on behalf of overseas relative, seeking him. Not found. 4 pages, List 10.

HOPKINS, Mrs. George, wrote from Reading, Berks, U.K. in 1918 re her husband, a blacksmith, who left there 11 years ago, and was last heard of 3 years ago in NSW; believes he is in Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 47.

HOPKINS, T.H., Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re wife Kltty SAUNDERS or Hopkins, who had deserted him, believed living with another man in Melbourne, along with his 3 year old daughter.  She used the name Dolly McDONALD,  not found. 4 pages, List 66.

HORGAN, Mrs. K., Liverpool England, wrote in 1917 re her brother Thomas PRITCHARD. Police find he enlisted in the Aust. Imperial Force in West Australia. Mother was Emma of Charlbury Oxford England. 12 pages, List 6.

HORN, Mrs. Johanna, wrote from Chicago Ill, USA in 1897 re Johann Christian SCHOTT, a machinist, aged about 72 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 36.

HORNER, John of Beauharnois, Province Quebec, Canada, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. Thomas REES. She was his mother’s sister, and her maiden name was NESBITT. Found by police. 5 pages, List 6.

HORROCK,S John, sought by nurse Amy GREENHALGH of Bolton, Lancashire England in 1911; hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

HORRY, William [known as Sidney/Sydney] seaman, c30 years, left his wife in England in 1911.  In 1913 solicitor Charles Frederick DAVIS of London Bridge England wrote on behalf of his wife, who had been helping Horry’s deserted wife to support herself and son Sid.  Copies of two of Horry’s letters on file.  Found, he promises to send maintenance, but police are skeptical.  12 pages, List 73.

HORSFIELD, Richard, of Barnoldswich via Colne Yorkshire England, wrote in 1909 re relative Robert MARGESSON. 3 pages, one torn. List 15.

HORTON, Mrs. Catherine, of Ashford, Kent, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband Alfred, who left two years ago with girl WALKER, from Luton; he was a cabinet maker.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

HOSSACK, William, Southcote, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1910 re Miss Eliza MATHIESON.  Found.  4pages, List 62.

HOSSELL, Herbert, solicitor, Birmingham England, wrote in 1908 seeking Robert LOCKLEY, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 58.

HOUGHTON, Isaac. Sought by cousin George Isaac NELSON of Newcastle on Tyne England, in 1920. He was born at Great Yarmouth Norfolk and left for Australia from the East Indies in 1889. He would be about 62 years. Not found. List 16.

HOULIHAN, James, of Sparkville, Rockland Co. New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his two aunties Maria and Johanna, whom he has not heard from for 8-9 years.  1 page, List 3.

HOUSTON, James, sought by J. Houston, Glasgow, Scotland in 1912.  Left Ireland for Ballarat in the 1850s.  Not found.  9 pages, List 72.

HOUSTON, Mrs. Mabel, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1918 re her husband Alexander Drummond Houston; she has had a maintenance order against him since 1911.  3 pages.

HOW, Alice, of Mildenhall, Suffolk England, wrote in 1913 re her uncle John WILLIS who died in Victoria in 1912 and promised her a bequest. Police find her cousin George Alfred WILLIS inherited the estate. 5 pages, List 14.

HOWARD & CHEATLE, solicitors, Birmingham England, write in 1900 asking if the wife of W.M. TAPLIN of Fitzroy is still alive; she would be c77 years.  4 pages, List 37.

HOWARD, Florence, of Holloway, London, England, wrote in 1905 re her husband George Edward Raymond Howard, 38 yrs, who had disappeared.  They were married two years ago and had two children; he was in debt.  He had an uncle George Raymond Howard, and his father had been a jeweller in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 18.

HOWARD, James.  Sought by niece Marie AXWORTHY of Plymouth, Devon England in 1894.  He left there in the ‘Royal Charter’ in the 1850s.  Police find he died in 1882.  4 pages, List 19.

HOWARD, Lily, Southport, England, wrote in 1916 re her sister Mrs. Richard MATHER who hasn’t written to her family; believes her husband has murdered her.  Found.  7 pages, List 51.

HOWELL, Harold, sought by mother M.G. Howell, who wrote from London UK in 1919.  Covering letter from Mr J. JOHNSON, Bourne, London, sets out case.  He had been in the 27th Division of the army and went to Australia with returned soldiers.  7 pages, List 37.

HOWLETT, C.W. of St. John’s Wood London England wrote in 1906 re old friend R.J. DAVIES, late of St. John’s Wood and in banana trade.  5 pages.

HOYT, C.P., Warden, Colorado State Penitentiary USA, wrote in 1900 enclosing photos of James K. STRATTON alias Elmer BECK and C.E. WAGONER alias Charles EVANS/EDWARDS, both of whom had escaped from prison there.  4 pages, List 37.

HUDDLESTONE, William, artist, left England c1904.  Wife Mary Louisa, Hoylake, Cheshire England, wrote in 1906 seeking information; found.  11 pages, List 49.

HUGHES, Charles J., of Perivale Rectory near Ealing England, wrote in 1893 re his son in law William J.E. VANDERSPAR, formerly a coffee planter in Ceylon, in Melbourne in 1887.  Vanderspar is ‘addicted to drink’.  6 pages, List 3.

HUGHES, Mrs. Jane wrote in 1904 from Birkenhead, Cheshire England re her brother William John HUGHES, who left England 24 years ago, and was licensee of the Victoria Hotel Melbourne for awhile, then went to Bendigo.  12 pages.

HUGHES, John of Knowle, Bristol England, wrote in 1905 re his father Phillip, c60 yrs, who had left there in 1898 and was last heard of six years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 15.

HUGHES, Joshua Edwin, auctioneer, sought by the Margaret, widow of his brother Frederick, Waimate, South Canterbury New Zealand, in 1909.  He was in Melbourne c48 years ago, and was a cousin of late police inspector Frederick Hughes Secretan.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

HUGHES, T.H., wrote from Pittsburg, USA in 1899 re brother David, believed to be in a Ballarat institution.  He was 48 years, had been in the British army.  Not found.  6 pages, List 34.

HUGHES, William Charles, sought by 72 year old mother Racheal of Southwark London England in 1898, she hadn’t heard from him for five years.  Letterhead on file shows he had been a dairyman at Bacchus Marsh.  Partially traced. 12 pages, List 38.

HUMBY, Mrs. L.  Wrote from Jersey, Channel Islands in 1897 re her son William PERCIVAL; she hasn’t heard for over a year.  He was an electrician, had two children.  Found.  6 pages, List 20.

HUNT, Arthur, sought by sibling A.R. Hunt, Eastville, Bristol, England in 1895, he was ‘valet to Hon. Carnegie who was at Govt. House Melbourne’.  Found working as butler to George Chirnside.  8 pages, List 28.

HUNT, Thomas, left England in 1884 to join uncle in Australia.  In 1913 Alice HINDS, Windmill lane, Cheshunt, Herts, England, sought him.  Not found.  7 pages, List72.

HUNTER, Christopher, sought by wife Agnes Milne Hunter, Auckland New Zealand in 1913.  He was believed living with a woman in Melbourne.  A following letter from Agnes who is now at Ultimo, living with his mother.  Two women are identified, May ALEXANDER and May LOWE, and he is found interstate.  [See also entry under LOWE in Criminal and other files section of this webpage.]  22 pages, List 73.

HUNTLY, Christina, wrote from Anderson West, Glasgow Scotland in 1896, re her aunt Mrs. Frances BIGGINS, formerly Mrs. Thomas MILLER, who died in 1892, aged 70 years.  She is next of kin. Thomas HAMMON, believed to be a nephew, mentioned.  The file is incomplete.  4 pages, List 34.

HUNTLEY, Christina, Peebles, Scotland, wrote in 1909 re will of aunt Frances BIGGENS, refers to 1896 enquiry.  File is incomplete.  2 pages, List 90.

HURLEY, Daniel Purcell of Terryville, Litchfield, Connecticut USA, wrote in 1919 re descendants of Ellen PURCELL of Co Limerick, who married – BULLRIDGE and came toAustralia c1830-40. Not found. 4 pages, List 16.

HUSSEY, Mary, Springfield, Mass., USA, in 1909 sought her aunt Mrs BELL and children Harry, Charles, Ruth and Helen.  Not found.  17 pages, List 60.

HUSTON, D.E., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1906 re his brother E.L., last heard of 4 years ago; found in gaol under another name.  6 pages, List 49.

HUSTWICK, William, a fisherman, living at Schnapper Point in Victoria, deserted his wife and family who ‘are in a pitiable state on account of  his heartless desertion’ .  Chief Constable of Elgin Scotland writes in 1862, family are there.  6 pages. List 5.

HUTCHINSON, Josiah H., Statton Island, New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas, who came to Melbourne nearly 30 years ago.  He was born in Southwark London, is aged about 59 years.  Encloses a letter for Thomas, which is still on file.  6 pages, List 3.

HUTTON, Edmond Thomas, left England in 1911, supposedly with Helen COOK/COOKE.  In 1917 his wife E.V. asks police to trace him.  He was 57 years, held a motor driver’s licence.  10pages, List 50.

HUTTON, James and family, sought by Flora WOOD, Seaforth, Liverpool England in 1902.  He was a native of Craignish, Argyleshire, left for Australia c1852.  She is the daughter of the late Colin FERGUSON, Hutton’s brother in law.  Police find widow and four sons, William, Peter, Colin and Duncan are carrying on a ham and bacon business.  13 pages, List 42.

HUTTON, Robert, of Changkat Salek Estate, Perak, Federal Malay States, wrote in 1912 seeking details of joining Vic. Police force. He was single, 28 years, and had served in the London police force. 3 pages, List 12.

HUTTON, W.  Wrote from Birchills, Walshall, Staffs, UK in 1907 re his sister Emma, wife of James MASON, who was once Lord Mayor of Melbourne.  Police establish he was a former councillor, now living in St. Kilda, and that Emma died c30 years ago.  5 pages, List 23.

HYDE, W.T. of Bulawayo, Rhodesia, South Africa, wrote in 1911 re his grandfather John HYDE, late heard of in 1884 at Warrnambool. Police find he has died, and a son Thomas is living in Warrnambool. 3 pages, List 12.

HYMAN, Ferdinand, sought by brother Dick, Maida Vale, London in 1900.  He arrived in Australia some months ago, not been heard from.  Found.  4 pages, List 37

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ICK, Dr Theophilus, Warkworth, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 about scurrilous postcards being sent to him.  Report states he deserted his wife and two children in W.A. and was living with Mrs HEWINS in 1907.  13 pages, List 61.

ILLSBERG, Fischel, sought by brother in Nelson B.C., in 1904.  He used the name GINSBERG.  Found under name of Henry FISHER, rubber manufacturer.  3 pages, List 47.

INGALL, Charles.  Sought by daughter Ethel, who wrote from San Francisco in 1897.  He was English, c60 years, brother of Mrs. David TIMOTHY.  12 pages, List 25.

INGLIS, Alexander, Coatbridge near Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 198 re his aunt Margaret Inglis STEWART of Linton Haddington, who left for Melbourne c1853 and was married some years later.  Not found. 4 pages, List 58.

INGRAM, Mrs. Selina, of Kinning Park Glasgow Scotland, widow, wrote in 1914 re her son Thomas Glennie Ingram. It is over a year since she has heard from him. Found. 5 pages, List 8.

INNES, Donald, sought by William Inness of Glendullan House, Dufftown, Banfshire Scotland, in 1902. Donald had a farm near Dandenong, sold it and moved to Fitzroy. Police locate him. 6 pages. List 5

INNES, Jane of Morayshire Scotland, wrote in 1896 re her brother in law William Innes, who was living in Ballarat; wanted a letter given to him, which was done.  5 pages.

IRELAND, Herbert Cecil, 22 years, sought by sister G.H. Ireland, Liverpool England in 1915; he left there in 1912.  Not found.  8 pages, List 54.

IRVINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Kyles of Bute, Scotland, wrote in 1918 re husband James W., who owes maintenance. He is an engineer on board ship, and is traced to Tasmania, but then lost. She has one son in the army, and the other nearly 18 yrs. 10 pages, List 6.

IRVINE, W.F. of the Education Department wrote on behalf of the wife of Arthur William PACE IN 1899. She was in England, Pace was a solicitor and fond of drink. Confidential report given. 2 pages, List 17.

IRVING, William, sought by George Hope POOLE of Scribbin & Poole, Johannesburg South Africa in 1909.  He absconded holding Power of Attorney from them and a large amount of money.  Believed to be travelling under the name DOWLING.  Found. 14 pages, List 61.

ISRAEL, Jacob wrote from Hamburg Germany in 1892 re his son John, a sailor, 20 years old, using the name of PHILLIPS.  4 pages.

ITTERSHAGEN, Hermann.  M. STARCK of Bremen Germany wrote in 1902, in German.  Translation asks police to report on his financial status.  Report notes German Consul has served divorce papers on him.  8 pages, List 26.

IVEN, Charles J., c/- Sager Mfg. Co., Rochester, New York, USA, wrote in 1895 re his relative Charles McCARTHY, who emigrated to Australia in 1824, was in Barthurst in 1830, later changed name to HAGERTY, his grandfather’s name.  Not found.  3 pages, List 28.

IVESS, William.  Died in Melbourne of consumption in 1900 as William MARTIN.  Letters on file from brother J. c/-Times office, Riverton New Zealand, who is informed.  10 pages, pages, List 26.

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