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MABON, Mrs. Jane of Carlisle, Cumberland, England, wrote in 1906 re her recently deceased uncle William NICHOL.  4 pages.

McACHRAN, Miss Jessie of Mattoon Ill., USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother Frank McACHRAN, who left home 8 years ago.  2 pages, List 4.

McAFEE, Mrs Sarah, sought by niece Mrs Bessie L. BUSSELLS, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1909.  Sarah was sister of Thomas Liance LUKE from Edinburgh Scotland, and married to a Methodist minister.  Not found.  8 pages, List 61.

McALLISTER, H., Garvagh, Co Derry Ireland, wrote in 1911 re uncle Patrick McAllister, formerly in the Victorian police force, last heard of at Prahran.  The writer was a son of Henry. Found.  4 pages, List 69.

McALPINE, Francis, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re uncle William SANDERSON, who had a glass bottle factory there and had gone to Melbourne.  Found. 6 pages, List 65.

MACARTNEY, Hugh.  Father D. (Major, retired) wrote from Edinburgh Scotland in 1900 regarding his son, who had again deserted his wife and family there.  He was a ship’s captain, believed he may be in Melbourne, had committed bigamy c5 years ago.  4 pages, List 37.

MacARTHUR, Leslie W.A., Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re his wife Frances GILBY MacARTHUR, who left him some years ago; it was a second marriage for her.  Niece Mrs. WEBB of Cobden is interviewed and address supplied.  9 pages, List 49.

MacARTHUR, L.M. of Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1920 re his wife, who was lured away by an adopted daughter Mrs. Harry ANDERSON and is living in Victoria; seeks her location.  Police interview the Andersons who report that he is a drinker and drug addict who only wants her address to get more money out of her, so police refuse to provide it.  8 pages, List 19.

McARTNEY, Abraham, left New York for Australia c1854, when about 14 years old.  Arrived Melbourne and headed for the goldfields.  Information sought by Egbert K. VAN BEUREN of New York in 1903.  Not found.  14 pages, List 46.

McASKILL, Mrs. Jessie of Oakland, California USA wrote in 1914 re her brother James B. McLACHLAN, native of Tighnabruaich, Argyleshire Scotland, who left there in 1886 for Melbourne. Not found. 4 pages, List 7.

MACAULAY, C.T., Woodhouse Ridge, Leeds UK wrote in 1901 re Sarah HAREWOOD, c70 year, a widow.  Her brother Alexander was the writer’s grandfather and is dead as is her sister Charlotte.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

McAULEY, Michael.  Deserted wife Jan and five children at Govan Glasgow in 1913 and subsequently joined AIF.  Parish Council also wrote re his maintaining his family there.  10 pages, List 54.

McBEAN, Mary Jane, of Edendale New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re the death of her brother James Henry ROXBURGH in Victoria. 7 pages, List 13.

McCABE, Thomas, wrote from Lurgan, Virginia Co Cavan Ireland in 1898 re his half brother Bernard and brother and sister James and Catherine, who left there in 1856 and lived in Gawler in 1858.  Bernard would be about 68 yrs old.  5 pages, List 20.

McCALMONT, William, Belfast, Ireland, wrote in 1917 re his brother John, who wrote to him from the Australian hospital ship Karoola; not found.  5 pages, List 51.

McCANN, Mrs. Catherine of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1907 re her brother John COUSINS, a native of Ballinderry Co. Antrim. 4 pages, List 14.

McCARRY, James E., Sergt. RIC, Louisburgh, Co Mayo Ireland, wrote in 1899 re Arthur HARRISON, c62 years of age, from Nottingham. He writes on behalf of Patrick O’DOWD, who also writes. 10 pages, List 14.

McCARTHY, Charles of Ballydehob, Co. Cork Ireland, wrote in 1917 re his brother Timothy, not heard from for two years. Found. 3 pages, List 16.

McCARTHY, John, seaman.  In 1915 wife wrote from Canning Town London, seeking maintenance.  Found, he promised to send her money, but never did.  In 1916 their daughter Mrs. G. GIBSON, also of Canning Town, wrote.  Her mother will have to go into the workhouse if maintenance is not sent.  She has 8 children herself and can’t support her.  17 pages, List 53.

McCARTHY, William C., wrote in 1915 (c/- Miss C.F. Sullivan, Salem, Mass., USA) re Frank McGILLICUDDY, who left Ireland in the 1860s for Australia. Frank’s mother was Mary O’CONNOR. The writer’s mother was Ellen, sister of Frank; other sisters were Catherine and Johanna who were living in the USA. Police interview several McGillicuddy families, one whom reports that there is a McGillicuddy club in Boston, and suggests he try there. 7 pages, List 7.

MACE, Mrs. John, nee Marie SMITH, sought by niece Annie E. GIBSON of San Francisco in 1900.  She was from Yorkshire and living in Ballarat in 1861.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

McCLEERY, James A. of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1920 re his aunt Mrs. Emily DAVISON. Found. 3 pages, List 16.

McCLELLAND, Andrew.  Anonymous letter received in 1912, warning police that he is on his way to Australia.  Small photo, cut from magazine.  His wife is in Pueblo, Colorado USA, and he has ‘been exposed, published and run out of the USA.’  Letter claims he is intimate with a married woman named HAWKINS at Oakleigh, so police check on her.  3 pages, List 33.

McCLINTOCK, John, R.I. Constabulary, Lurgan, Co. Armagh Ireland, wrote in 1895 re Robert B. COOTE, who was in the RIC there, but left in 1887. He loaned him some money and it has not been repaid. Coote is a member of the Vic. Police force, and is asked to explain, which he does satisfactorily, detailing his mother’s desertion etc. 11 pages, List 9.

McCLINTOCK, William Klyde Maxwell, 42 years, formerly military captain and from Dublin Ireland, well connected, died 1901.  File re his death.  4 pages

McCLOSKEY, Mary J., wrote from Boston U.S. in 1898 re her uncle Richard McCloskey who left Ireland c1860, and was last heard of in 1867 in Melbourne.  He was a native of Streine Cornbughe (?) Co Derry, son of Thomas and Nancy nee LYNCH; she is the daughter of his oldest brother Thomas.  2 pages, List 27.

McCOLL, Neil, son of Duncan of Shiskine, Arran, Scotland, wrote in 1902 re his uncles Neil and John who arrived in Melbourne between 1850 and 1860.  They were from Calgary, Mull, Argyleshire and sons of the late Hugh.  Various McColl members in Victoria are interviewed, but not found.  25 pages, List 42.

McCOLL, Neil, wrote from Police Station, Shiskine, Arran Scotland in 1904 re his uncles Neil and John, sons of late Hugh of Penmore Argyleshire, who emigrated c40 years ago and were at Darlington many years ago.  Not found.  6 pages, List 22.

McCORMACK, James, left Drumoory Wood, Co Longford Ireland c1881 for Australia; was in Qld in 1886.  Brother Peter Joseph, R/C Priest, asks police to find him in 1895.     8 pages, List 28.

McCORMACK, Peter, real name Robert KANE, sought by son Thomas Kane, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Co California in 1902.  He was born in Co Londonderry Ireland, married his mother in 1866 in New Zealand, and left them to go shearing in 1877.  He has heard he is in Melbourne and wealthy.  Not found.  List 24.

McCRACKEN, Mrs. of Canterbury New Zealand wrote in 1919 re her son W. McCracken, who returned from the front (1st World War) on Boxing Day 1918, and was missing.  His brother Hugh had also returned from the War and was now in an asylum.  8 pages, List 2.

McCRACKEN, Tom, sought by niece Mrs John H. SHEETS, Toledo, Ohio USA in 1911; her sister is Mrs Mary DONNELLY, Cooktown, Co Tyrone Ireland. His parents were John and Jane nee HART, and he served in the British Navy then in the Civil War etc.  7 pages, List 68.

McCREADY, William A., of Articlave, Castlerock, Co. Derry Ireland wrote in 1904 re William FINLAY, born Ballywildrick, Co. Derry, emigrated about 40 years ago, now aged about 60 years.  9 pages.

McCROSSEN, John, sought in 1914 by niece Allice McMANAMAN of St. Louise USA. Police find he died 32yrs ago, but provide details of his children. Letter returned from Dead Letter Office. 6 pages. List 8.

McCUNN, James, sought by R.J. ORKNEY of ship Albany on behalf of relative D.A. McCunn of Rothesay, Scotland, in 1899. James was a tinsmith. Not found. Two photos of him on file, both the same. 13 pages, List 17.

McDADE, James, 44 years, ship’s foreman, born Port Glasgow.  Information sought in 1911 by James N. TAIT, Seaman’s Missionary, Dundee Scotland, on behalf of wife.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

MacDONALD, Alexander, sought by father Alexander, Stornaway, Scotland in 1910; not heard from for 12 years.  His parents were Alexander and Euphemia nee McKINNON.  He married Florence CARTER in 1888 and a copy of the marriage certificate is on the file.  Not found. 19 pages, List 62.

McDONALD, Angus, of Invercargill New Zealand, wrote in 1899 re Lucy BARTLETT. She left Dunedin for Melbourne in 1898 as servant to Mrs. W. ANGUS, who was going to live in Melbourne. Lucy was formerly in the Industrial School and was hired out to Angus. McDonald is making enquiries for her brother George, who is in his employ. Police found Lucy in another position. 3 pages.

McDONALD, Miss Flora, of Paisley Scotland, wrote in 1914 re her brother Owen, a bank employee, who has not written for some time. Found. 6 pages, List 15.

McDONALD, Francis, Hamilton, Canada, wrote in 1911 re Mrs Mary GILLESPIE, sister of Donald McDonald, who had 3 sons, Peter, Alexander and Frank.  The last two came to Canada from Dublin when children and Peter went with aunt Mary to Australia c50 years ago.  The writer is the son of Alexander and seeks relatives.  A list of Gillespies was compiled and people interviewed, but not found.  Subsequently a letter from Peter McDonald of Avenel is received, he is a relative.  40 pages, some repetition, List 67.

McDONALD, James, Inspector of Poor, Parish Council, Dumbarton, Scotland, wrote a series of letters 1912-1916 re Thomas MOONEY, who deserted his wife and four children in 1907. He was a shipyard worker, 33 years old, son of Patrick and Mary nee MacKAIL. The Council is having to support the family and wants him to contribute. Police find him in 1912 but he contributes little to the family over the next few years, before being killed in an accident, leaving no money or property. 14 pages, List 7.

McDONALD, John Alexander, of Bermondsay England, wrote in 1916 re his siblings, aunt and uncle, James Maxwell, Charles Arthur, Florence Evelyn and Ethel Victoria. Police locate his aunt. 6 pages, List 8.

McDONALD, Lillian nee PARKINS, wrote from Gisborne New Zealand in 1912, seeking the address of her cousin Will DUDLEY, now in the Vic. Police force. She was adopted when a baby and seeks details of her four brothers. ‘I have not been all I should be … am married now and turned over a new leaf’. Dudley found. 5 pages, List 12.

McDONALD, Louisa, claimed in 1913 that Edward TURNER had deserted their two illegitimate children, Lilian and Alice, in Melbourne. He was c27 years, a slaughterman, and was said to be residing with a Mrs. ADAMS in Ashburton New Zealand. Police interview him, he denies paternity. 10 pages, List 12.

McDONALD, Mrs. Mary of Oakland, California wrote in 1914 re James Bain McLAUGHLAN, her brother.  He was a gardener who had been in Melbourne for some years.  Police could not locate him.  7 pages, List 2.

McDONALD, Norman, wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1919 re his brother John who died in Victoria in 1918; sister Kate POWELL in Victoria.  13 pages.

MacDONNELL, Carlotta, wrote from England in 1918, on letterhead of New South Wales Agent General, London, re her husband John Bertram Morton KNUTSEN, engineer. She was married to him in 1911 in Melbourne, but ‘has neither lived with him or been supported by him’. She wants the marriage annulled ‘as my home is this side of the water and I earn my own living’. Police locate husband who offers to send passage money and make a home for her in Melbourne. 6 pages, List 6.

MacDONNELL, Gerald Exshaw, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1909 re his uncle Philip BARRY, last heard of in Melbourne in 1896.  He was the eldest son of the late Dr Edward Barry of Waterville, Co Kerry, Ireland.  Not found.  5 pages, List 60.

McDONNELLY, W.A. of New South Wales wrote in 1899 on behalf of the relatives in Brighton England, of E. Henry GROVES, who was working under an assumed name of H.G. ARMSTRONG.  Groves was 38-40, born London and well educated.  Photo of him on file.  5 pages.

McDUFF, Michael, died New Guinea 1897.  Brother in law ex police Sgt. John McCOPPIN writes asking for details, he was his wife’s brother.  Detailed report supplied.  16 pages, List 25.

McELWEE, John, South Melbourne, sought by brother James, Co Donegal Ireland in 1911.  3 pages, List 69.

McENAMY, Miss S.M. wrote from Philadelphia USA in 1894 re Edward and Susan McEnamy, brother and sister of her father of Londonderry Ireland.  Susan married Charles BYFORD, and was last heard of in 1863.  3 pages.  List 4.

MACENERY, Louis, sought by wife in Birmingham England, in 1916, who hasn’t seen him for nearly a year. Police found he was a Recruiting Officer for Aust. Army, but now dispensed with. Found. 8 pages, List 6.

McERLAIN, Michael or McLEAN. Shaun O’KEENAN wrote from Castle Dawson, Co Derry Ireland in 1918 re his man, who is his cousin, the son of his maternal uncle, the late Charles McErlain of Co. Antrim. Left NSW in 1915 and hasn’t been heard from since. He would be about 40 years. Not found. 6 pages, List 6.

McEVOY, Patrick. Sought by his brother Edward of Menick, Mass., US, in 1899. He was from Queen’s Co. Ireland and last heard of in the Victoria police force 1860-1870. Found. 17 pages, List 17.

McEWEN, John, wrote from Royal Hotel, Southport, Lancashire in 1898 re W. Warern CARTWRIGHT, in police force in 1860s, he is son of his sister hannah.  2 pages, List 25.

McFARLANE, D.L., Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re younger brother David Norris McFarlane, who died at Inglewood.  7 pages, List 68.

McFARLANE, David, Almonte, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1895 on behalf of William HOURIGAN and his sister Marie Hourigan, regarding their father Michael’s brother Jeremiah Hourigan, from Co. Tipperary Ireland.  He died c16 years ago, and they have been told of an advertisement in a Canadian newspaper looking for next of kin.  Police find her died in 1873, leaving only a small estate.  5 pages, List 30.

McFARLANE, Ellen, of Whiteinch by Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1894 and 1895 re family of late Dougal McFARLANE, who left Ulva, Mull in 1851/2 for Melbourne.  She is their aunt.  Dougal had 3 sons and 4 daughters, and was a captain of a river steamer who drowned saving someone’s life.  5 pages, List 4.

McFARLANE, Mrs. K., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1917 on behalf of her son Able Seaman William WARBURTON, HMAS Melbourne, who believes his wife Agnes, who is in Melbourne, is being unfaithful to him.  4 pages, List 50.

McGARR, Mrs. Samuel, South Bethlehem, PA, USA, wrote in 1894 re her father Thomas HOLMES, a baker aged about 50 years, who has not been heard from since 1868.  5 pages, List 4A.

McGEE, Herbert.  Investigation in 1899 report of his death in London in October 1898.  Parents in Warrnambool believe the report was faked.  He went to Edinburgh to study medicine and was seen in Paris after alleged death.  Mother Mrs. James McGee mentioned.  9 pages, List 36.

McGINLEY, P., merchant, Falcarragh, Co Donegal Ireland, wrote in 1908 re his nephew Noel, about 7 years, son of his late brother John.  His mother Louise had remarried to J. SEARLE, a banker at one time, and was now a drunkard.  Detailed report on her and arrangements to return the child to Ireland.  21 pages, List 58.

McGINN, Mrs. L., wrote from White Lion St., Norton Folgate, Bishopsgate England in 1897 re Kate GILL nee McGinn, her late husband’s sister, who went to Australia 40 years ago.  Two letters.  5 pages, List 36.

McGLINCHY, James, of Stoke Newington London England, wrote in 1899 re his old friend Samueld Benzin HUSBANDS, who had been found dead in his hut in country Victoria. Among his possessions was a Crown Grant belonging to McGlinchy for land at Talbot. Discussion re method of selling same. 15 pages, List 17.

McGRADY, John, boot merchant, Old Cummock, Ayrshire Scotland, wrote in 1908 re his uncle Samuel ORR, who was farming at Newbridge.  4 pages, List 59.

McGRATH, John, wrote from Goldsborough, West Coast, New Zealand in 1895.  He had received a request for money for his son James, injured at Tatura in Victoria, which he had sent.  Has since learnt that his son has died, so requests help in getting return of his money.  Police ascertain that the son had not died.  8 pages, List 31.

MacGRATH, Robert, Ordnance Dept. Gibraltar, wrote in 1894 re his only brother John, who left Bath England for New Zealand then Australia many years ago.  He has not heard from him for 30 years, and has now heard that John is looking for him.  4 pages, List 4A.

McGRATH, Timothy and Bridget, siblings, born Ireland, kept a  hotel in Melbourne, sought in 1910 by relative Mrs Ann Minogue KENNEDY, Brooklyn USA, who gives details of family connection.  Child of Timothy located.  14 pages, List 62.

McGREGOR, V.B. of Rochester New York USA, wrote in 1917 re his half-sister Mrs. SLACK nee Etty McGREGOR. They are children of Dr. John James McGREGOR of London England, who was born in Waterford Ireland. Writer is 59 years old, has never met Mrs. Slack. Police find son, mother is ill. 6 pages, List 6.

McGUANE, Mrs. E.W. of Holloway, London, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband George.  He was formerly in the 2nd D.A.C. (military).  She sought financial assistance.  5 pages.

McINTIRE, John of Chelsea Mass USA wrote in 1894 re William McINTIRE, ‘well known resident of Melbourne, who died there c3 years ago’; believes him to be an uncle.  1 page, List 4A.

McINTOSH, Ellen and William, Durban South Africa, wrote in 1908 seeking Michael DONOVAN, restaurant keeper, Melbourne.  They have his daughter; the mother died in childbirth, and they have cared for her since she was a few days old.  Found.  4 pages, List 58.

McINTOSH, Joseph, wrote from Edinburgh Scotland in 1900, had received a letter advising of the death of his brother James in Richmond.  Asks details, which are provided; wife Annie Grant had divorced him etc.  Letter from mother on file.  13 pages, List 39.

McINTYRE, Mrs. Hannah E. of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother Frank GILMOUR, a plasterer, who left there c16 years ago.  4 pages, List 4A.  Mrs. Nora McIntyre of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1913 re her brother Frank GILMORE, a plasterer, who left there 37 years ago, and would now be c60 years. Not found. 3 pages, List 12.

McINTYRE, John, sought by Catherine COSTELLO, Helena, Montana, USA in 1911.  He was in Melbourne 30 years ago.  His sister was Mrs Mary Costello of Waterford Ireland; her son James, the writer’s father, came to USA as a boy and is now dead.  She is the only single daughter of James.  Various John McIntyres traced, but no connection found.  14 pages, List 68.

MacKAY, Mrs. of Springwell, Blantyr, Lanarkshire Scotland wrote in 1914 re her brother Malcolm McPHERSON who had died in Melbourne.  He was born at Hellinsburgh and was a ship’s cook.  5 pages.

MacKAY, Mrs. A., nee Helen TAYLOR, wrote from Dennistoun Glasgow Scotland in 1914 re her cousin John CUMMING, one time partner in a woolbrokers in Melbourne.  Four brothers settled in Melbourne many years ago – Donald, Robert, Davidson and John CUMMING.  They have not been heard of for many years.  6 pages, many other duplicate pages.  List 2.

McKAY, Angus Willliam, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re employment in police force, he was single, 28 years etc. 2 pages, List 11.

McKAY, Donald, sought by brother Private R. McKAY, 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, Pretoria, South Africa, in 1905.  Donald left Scotland c16 years ago and was at some state in the Victorian railways.  6 pages, List 5.

MacKAY, Mrs. Emma, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Robert Smith MacKAY, formerly a journalist in Qld; not heard from since 1914.  Found.  5 pages, List 51.

McKAY, William.  Wife writes from Dunedin New Zealand in 1896.  She has seen a report of a man killed in Carlton and asks if it is her husband.  He was born in Sutherlandshire Scotland andleft her over 20 years ago and went off with Jessie LAURNSON (?).  Police respond that the person killed was 24 years old and thus not her husband.  6 pages, List 31.

McKAY, William, Notre Dame Street, Montreal, Canada, wrote in 1903 re his uncle David STRAIN, last heard of in Ballarat owning a gold mine.  Not found.  5 pages, List 46.

McKENNAN, Mrs L., San Francisco USA, wrote in 1910 seeking relatives Kate KEESHAN, who wen to Australia in 1865, followed by her siblings Julia, Fannie and Bill; a cousin is James HERNON.  The writer’s mother was Margaret Keeshan; she is 65 years and left Ireland for USA in 1863.  Not found.  7 pages, List 65.

MacKENZIE, Charles, Edinburgh, Scotland, sought his uncle Alexander ROSS in 1907.  He and his brother Charles left there c30 years ago; there father was Donald, a crofter, of Edderton, Rossshire.  His mother Margaret was their sister.  Alexander traced to his first arrival; interview with Alexander DINGWALL at Dunkeld, who went to school with him. A number of Alexander Ross men traced.  21 pages, List 56.

McKILLOP, Samuel, of Chicago, USA, wrote in 1901 re John SHERIDAN, his mother Maria’s brother.  He left Glasgow c40 yrs ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 18.

McKILLOP, Sarah, New Jersey USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother John McKillop, believed working on ships.  Was in Cushendall Co Antrim Ireland in 1879.  Not found.  5 pages, List 68.

McKINNELL, William or KENNY, deserted from H.M.S. Powerful c1910.  In 1911 wife Ellen, Landport, Portsmouth England, wrote regarding him; they had a daughter Nellie Lidiard McKinnell.  She advertised in newspapers and Mrs L.M. MORRISBY of Moree NSW offered help.  He was a native of Macclesfield Cheshire, believed in Port Melbourne.  Believed to have been found in NSW under an assumed name, but a different person.  18 pages, List 67.

McKIRDY, Daniel, wrote from Otakeho, Taranaki, New Zealand in 1895, enquiring about a Home for Inebriates for his wife, current in gaol because of her drunkenness.  She is 27 years, educated and well connected.  3 pages, List 28.

McKNIGHT, M.A., Sutton Coldfield, England, wrote in 1905 re Joseph Patrick, who left England 24 years ago and was last heard of in Melbourne, would now be c48 years old.  Police track his movements.  8 pages, List 47.

McKNIGHT, Miss Mary of New York City USA, wrote in 1906 re her uncle George McKnight, who was a native of Dumfries (?not clear) Scotland, and arrived in Australia over 40 years ago. He had kept a hotel in Melbourne. Police interview people who knew him years ago, but fail to locate him. 18 Pages, List 9.

McLAREN, Archibald, tailor, Scotch, sought by wife C. of Toronto Canada, in 1915. He left for Melbourne nine months ago, supposed to have gone to friend David FRASER, another tailor, in Melbourne. She hasn’t received any money from him in over two years. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

McLAUGHLIN, James, Royal Irish Constabulary, Milltown Malbay, Co Clare, Ireland, wrote in 1902, seeking a position in the police force.  He was 29 years old.  2 pages, List 43.

McLEOD, Alexander.  Attempted suicide while boarding with Mrs. Ellen VANCE  and her family at Richmond in 1914; a shearer, from New Zealand, 31 years.  No charge laid.  8 pages, List 32.

McLEOD, Donald.  Chicago Police write requesting he be located in 1899.  He kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Found; had a brother John in Chicago.  7 pages, List 24.

McLEOD, J., Crotty, West Coast, Tasmania, returned soldier, left his uniform with his sister Mrs. HAMMOND in South Melbourne in 1918; despite letters she has not sent it to him, so he asks police to investigate.  6 pages, List 50.

McLEOD, Mrs. John S., of South London, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1894 re William PARK, who left there some years ago and was now believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

MacLEOD, Roderick of Learfskerry [?] Thurso, Scotland wrote in 1892 regarding his son Edward, aged about 30 years.  He had been in Drouin Victoria, but left.  4 pages, List 2.

McMAHON, Mary, now Mrs John HUNT of New York City USA, wrote in 1896 re Thomas McMAHON who left Ireland c.1865.  He had two brothers, Hugh and Michael, she is Michael’s daughter.  2 pages, incomplete file.

McMAHON, Michael of Caher Co. Clare Ireland wrote in 1892 re his eldest son Michael, known as Michael RUSSELL, who was killed in Victoria in 1890.  3 pages.

McMAHON, Patrick, born Queens Co., Ireland, sought by sister Margaret, Chicago, USA, in 1913.  He went to live with uncle Patrick BURNS a hotel keeper in Australia.  Various people of that name contacted but no connection.  18 pages, List 64.

McMEIKAN, Joseph, sought by Mrs J. McMeikan of Grenock, Scotland in 1905; he was a carpenter.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

McMENEMY, Mrs Maude of Portsmouth England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Henry James. She left Melbourne in 1914 and asks if their divorce is finalised yet. 3 pages, List 6.

MacMILLAN, Andrew Warden, died in Ballarat hospital in 1909.  Brother Malcolm, Edinburgh Scotland asked details which are supplied.  He had been in Singapore before coming to Australia.  6 pages, List 61.

McMILLAN, William B., of Oakland, California USA wrote in 1915 re his brother Matthew, who left Scotland in 1862, married Martha ROBERTS in Melbourne and had 6 children. He was writing on behalf of father William, who was 82 years old. 8 pages, List 8.

McMULLAN, Robert. Public Trustee New Zealand write in 1910; they are handling his estate – he died in 1900.. He has left a legacy to his sister Mrs. E. TAYLOR’s children. 3 pages.

McNAMARA, Catherine of Albany New York wrote in 1917 re her aunt Miss Mary MADIGAN; has not heard from her in 2 years. Not found. 16 pages, List 6.

McNAMARA, Patrick, sought by Margaret Nash ARMSTRONG of South Wigston near Leicestershire in 1899.  He left Tipperary Ireland c45 years ago, and was believed to be  publican in Melbourne.  McNamaras in Melbourne checked, unsuccessful.  28 pages, List 37.

McNAMARA, Mrs Sarah, Hingham, Mass., USA; Boston police wrote on her behalf in 1909.  She had a brother Anthony FINNIGAN who left England for Australia c50 yeas ago.  Traced some years ago and sent money to go there, but never did.  Found, name is FLANNAGAN.  8 pages, List 61.

McNEILL, P.F. wrote in 1892 re Bridget Davoran, from Moycullen Co Galway Ireland, who left there 30-40 years ago; her father’s name was John.  He is the son of her sister Maria.  4 pages.

McNICKEL, Alexander William, South Otago, Waipahi New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re aunt Eliza WILSON, last heard of in North Melbourne, but hasn’t written to relatives for a year.  Found.  5 pages, List 63.

McNICOL, Samuel, sought by wife in Kelty, Fife Scotland in 1913.  She wrote to John HASSON, Wonthaggi, enclosing an anonymous letter that claimed that Stella ALLEN had become involved with him.  Also on file is a letter from Mrs Stella McNicol of Sydney, stating that he has deserted her.  Not found.  Photo.  11 pages, List 63.

MacPHERSON, A.J. of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1919 re the whereabouts of John MacPHERSON, a farmer, c60 yrs, last heard of at Murrayville; he had a brother at Swan Hill.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

MacPHERSON, Dr James Simpson, C.M.G. of Canada reported his 13 year old daughter Mary Violet Thornley as missing in 1919.  She had been raised by her aunt Mrs Edith BOYD of Koroit Victoria, who refused to give the girl to her father until forced by a Court to do so.  It was suspected that her uncle, Edmond Ashworth THORNLEY of Hawkesdale Victoria was implicated in Mary’s disappearance from the Albury railway station.  Mary’s photograph on file.  4 pages.

MacPHERSON, Thomas, left wife and two children in Scotland and arrived Melbourne c1883.  She has heard nothing since.  In 1896 Miss C. HENDERSON wrote several letters on her behalf.  He was c38 years old then.  Not found, but seen recently.  23 pages, List 34.

McQUEEN, Thomas Potter, Driver No. 3312, wrote a number of letters from London in 1918 re his military allotment (pay) not being forwarded to him; had been left with William Hilfey LYONS, who is with him there.  19 pages, List 50.

McRAE/McCRAE, Norman, deserted wife Alexandrina PAGE/ROSS in Glasgow.  James RM MOTION, Inspector, Parish Council, wrote in 1913 seeking him.  He was born in Edinburgh, parents Norman, a railway porter, mother dead.  He married in Glasgow a widow with 3 children, twins George and Alexander and Johanna and they are destitute.  He is a ship’s cook, c30 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 63.

McSWEENEY, Daniel, of Barring and McSweeney, Secret Service Agency, Scranton, PA, USA, wrote in 1896.  He enclosed two copies of a circular letter containing two photos, regarding William A. AMBROSE, wanted for embezzlement, an American lawyer, 40 years, who they had heard was in Melbourne.  A listing of their references is on the file.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

McTEER, John, born Dromore, Co Tyrone Ireland, son of Owen and Annie nee DILLON, left Scotland for Melbourne c1850.  In 1911 P. O’REILLY, Royal Irish Constabulary Belfast sought details on behalf of only surviving niece.  Police identify suicide of John McTee in 1862, real name McATEER, as the only person of that name.  Death certificate on file.  11 pages, List 67.

McWHIRTER, George, wrote from Petone, Wellington New Zealand in 1905 re Thomas J. PICKFORD.  He is planning to marry a woman who had a child by Pickford, and went by the name of Mrs. Pickford.  Asks details of Pickford’s death.  8 pages, List 27.

McWILLIAM, N.J. Lieut., Royal Engineers, Dunstable, Bedfordshire England, wrote in 1916 , applying for entry to Victoria Police. He was related to the late Sir Chas. Cayzer, Bart., was a graduate of Dublin University, had been on the Western Front. 2 pages, List 6.

MADDEN, Mrs., wrote from Chicago USA in 1899 re her brother William DOVE, supposed to be in police force in Melbourne c35 years ago.  Letter only, no file.  2 pages, List 34.

MADELEY, Henry, a Constable of Birmingham England wrote in 1896 re his aunts Priscilla and Eliza Madeley, who left there 38 years ago, c.1858.  11 pages.

MAGILL, Robert F., sought by Mrs Sidney EDMAN, San Diego, California USA, in 1911, on behalf of his sick mother.  Last heard of in South Africa.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

MAGUIRE, James Thomas, c/- Edwin G. BAKER & Son, Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in 1916 seeking his family.  He left North Melbourne in 1882 when 20 years old; parents were James and Agnes, younger siblings were William, Edward John, Elizabeth Jane, Mary Helena, Annie, Agnes and Frances, SHEEHANs were cousins.  Sister Mary MORRIS found, details of others provided.  14 pages, List 52.

MAGUIRE, Jeremiah, Irishtown Police Station Dublin, wrote in 1895, asking to join police force.  He is the champion step dancer of Dublin.  2 pages, List 31.

MAHER, Martin, sought by nephew Dan MAHAR, Minnisota, USA in 1911. Maher was born in Parish Temple Derry, Co. Tipperary. Police interview two Maher’s but neither from that parish. Included in file is a magazine clipping of a photograph of the Tipperary First All Ireland Hurling Champions, 1887, which includes several Maher players – two of the initial D, two of the initial M and one T. Maher. List 12.

MAHONEY, Hanora, daughter of John and Mary nee MAHER, born 1837 Galbally, Co Limerick Ireland, arrived Australia 1854, married Hugh COLL.  Mrs. John DESMOND wrote two letters from St. Louis, Missouri in 1901, on behalf of her aged mother.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

MAHONEY, Mrs. Lucy, of Kingsland, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re her brother John Benjamin WRIGHT, born Kingsland, London England, aged 66 years, who left there c1865. She has recently joined her daughter and husband in New Zealand. John was married to Sarah Matilda EVANS in Sydney and last heard of in Collingwood in 1891. Police find his widow. 7 pages, List 12.

MAILER, James Melrose. Head Constable, Liverpool England, wrote in 1906 re this man who had applied to join the police there. Local police are asked to interview his referees and confirm references, which they do. 3 pages, List 11.

MAILLIN, Dr, in French Navy, arrived Melbourne 1895 and lost some property which he asked police to find and forward to Noumea.  6 pages, List 30.

MAJOR, J.R., Stoke Newington, London England, wrote in 1911 re Edward George THOMSON, formerly employed by Singer Sewing Co., Bendigo.  He met him while living in Melbourne, and has a court judgement against him, but it remains unpaid.  Thomson claimed to have a cousin in Italy, but letter on file from Lucy TAYLOR there gives his history.  Her late mother took him and his sister Alice in as they were orphans, but she refuses to pay their debts.  Quite a detailed letter.  13 pages, List 65.

MALIN, James of Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA wrote in 1914 re his relatives.  His aunt Catherine MALIN, a native of Kings Co. Ballingar Ireland, left there about sixty years before and settled in Bendigo.  She married Mr. SIMPSON and they had four children.  7 pages.

MALLON, Mary Ann, wrote from Whittington near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, in 1895 re her brother Michael DOREN of Eganstown, who has not answered her letters.  Found, wants nothing to do with sister.  4 pages, List 30.

MALTON, Hillas, of Bradford Yorkshire England, wrote in 1916 re his sister Blanche, aged 21 years, who was living in Brunswick. His letters have been returned. Police locate her, she is to be married to a Mr. BENSON shortly. 5 pages, List 6.

MANGLES, Arthur, sought by P.A. DE BONO, Misida, Malta, in 1913.  He was working for Angelo AZZOPARDI in Melbourne c1887.  6 pages, List 63.

MANNING, Catherine, Saint Louis, Mo, USA, wrote in 1906 seeking her uncle Michael and his wife Bridget; they used to write to her late father Martin, who died 14 years ago.  She is an orphan, 24 years old.  Bridget, now a widow, found, but declines to write.  6 pages, List 56.

MANSFIELD, Edmund James, sought by brother Arthur R., New York USA, in 1908.  Their father A.J. of Hartford Connecticut had tried to find him in 1897; c30 years, had a billiard saloon.  Found.  12 pages, List 57.

MANSFIELD, Thomas, sought in 1899 by daughter Elizabeth TURNER, Vineland, New Jersey.  Hasn’t heard since he left Wednesbury Staffordshire c1865.  Not found.  11 pages, List 29.

MAPSON, Hart. Annie Beatrice THOMAS of Fitzroy claims he deserted his illegitimate child to her in 1913. He was English, c25 years, and she believed he was in New Zealand. Police locate him and he agrees to pay maintenance. 9 pages, List 12.

MARCH, Richard Bassett, of Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1910 re his uncle William BASSETT, a native of Plymouth Devon England. Relatives found. 7 pages, List 14.

MARELLI, Filippe, died at Piggoreet in 1863, and buried at Smythesdale under the name of MARINI.  In 1900 Swiss Consul in Melbourne asked by authorities in Berne for his death certificate, and discovers the death was never registered.  Very detailed report of the circumstances of his death; Pietro or Aquilini PERINONI was present.  16 pages, List 39.

MARIDOS, Arakilian, wrote from Jerusalem in 1899.  His wife and two sons emigrated in 1896, and he hasn’t heard for some years.  They were last in Rosedale and he writes there.  Notified they’re in Melbourne, he asks police help in getting them to send him money for maintenance.  14 pages, List 36.

MARKANTONES, Antony, sought by brother M., Abbeville, Alabama USA in 1910; not heard from for 25 years.  He was a native of Patmos, Turkey, but a Greek.  Not found.  14 pages, List 64.

MARKS, Joe Leonard.  Information sought by Commissioner, Durban Police District, South Africa in 1910.  He has been convicted of theft there, believed to be an Australian Hebrew; photo and set of fingerprints supplied.  Police confirm father is dead, mother is in Albert Park.  9 pages, List 27.

MARSH, Mary M., wrote from Calgary Alberta Canadia in 1915 re William Marsh. She is the widow of his nephew Thomas B. Marsh. William wrote from Brunswick River in 1888. Not found. 10 pages, List 8.

MARSHALL, Mary, of Crosshill, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1906 re her husband John, who left there seventeen years ago for Melbourne, to stay with his uncle James in Melbourne. She hasn’t heard from him in nine years, believes he is in W. Australia. He was 46 years old, formerly a ship’s steward and a freemason. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

MARSLAND, John George, son of Alfred, Wolverhampton England, wrote in 1911 r his uncle of the same name, last heard of at Rushworth many years ago.  6 pages, List 68.

MARTIN, A.W., of Castlemaine Victoria. Writes to police that he has sent a bank draft to his brother Thomas RESEIGH in New Zealand, and heard nothing back. NZ police find him. 7 pages, 2 very faint – carbon copies. List 17.

MARTIN, C., Consul for Switzerland, Melbourne, wrote in 1894 re Henri PERRIN, a Swiss citizen about 35 years, from Payrne in the Canton de Vaud.  Has heard he has died and asks death certificate, but found alive.  5 pages, List 4.

MARTIN, C., Swiss Consul Melbourne, wrote in 1895 seeking information of Conrad WINZELER of Scheffhausen, Switzerland; Paul and Albertina SAXER who arrived in 1857 and were recorded as SENAR; Honorins LEPKOWSKY, Polish, known to RAKOWSKY, came after the 1831 revolution; and Andrea JESCIO.  None were found.  13 pages, List 30.

MARTIN, E.S., Kenkian Assoc., Yates County New York USA wrote in 1897 re his uncles and aunts: James and Margaret EMMERSON, George and Martha HUNTER, Margaret MARTIN.  He is a student, a graduate of Kinda College, father William a farmer.  6 pages, List 4A

MARTIN, John Edward Farrant.  William BOYD, Deputy Chief Constable, Isle of Man, wrote in 1902 on behalf of  his father Edward of Castletown, who will pay his passage to Australia, but wants Chief Commissioner to handle his allowance.  2 pages, List 43.

MARTIN, Joseph, Carne Hill Gover, near St. Austell Cornwall, wrote in 1911 re his uncle William Martin, who ‘built a large manshion and kept a large boat store’. He has seen a newspaper report that someone of that name died and left a large amount of money. Not found. 3 pages.

MARTYN, Emily, wrote in 1905 from Sidcup Kent England re her husband Charles Edward Martyn, falsely registered at birth as MARTIN, an illegitimate child of an old man.   Rambling letter, but seems that Charles had run off with Harriet MILNER; photo of Charles and Harriet on file.  4 pages.  File incomplete, no response from police found. Additional file of 1917 has postage stamp size photo of Charles Martyn, gives physical description, states falsely registered at birth as Edward MARTIN at Charing Cross, known from birth to 1893 as Martyn, married her in 1886, has been several times to America etc. etc. Not found. 11 pages, List 6. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs.

MARTYN, Henry.  Information sought by Netherlands Consul on behalf of  a hotelkeeper at Java to whom he owes money. Police find he was from Newmarket, deserted his wife some years ago, is an assayer, believed to be in Kalgoorlie.  His mother and sister Mrs. CURRIE are interviewed.  7 pages, List 68.

MARZO, Pietro. Italian Consul in Melbourne writes in 1920 re this man, who was naturalised as Peter MARCH. 6 pages, List 9.

MASON, W.S., sought by father William George Mason, builder and undertaker, Cambridge UK in 1913.  He lef there for Melbourne c1911.  Movements traced.  7  pages, List 64.

MATHEWS, James, wrote from Pahiatua, North Island New Zealand in 1898 asking is the man murdered at Eaglehawk is his brother Timothy of Kings Co, 61 years.  Police report his brother is still alive at Back Creek.  8 pages, List 27.

MATHIESON, John, seaman, c33 years, native of Skye Scotland, deserted wife and 4 children in Glasgow.  Parish Clerk sought information in 1913; not found.  3 pages, List 64.

MATTHEWS, D., Inspector, Alton Division, Hants Constabulary, England, wrote on behalf of friends of Mrs. SPAIN, in 1893.  She was living at Bairnsdale and in great distress.  4 pages, List 3.

MATTHEWS, Edward, of Dipton near Invercargill New Zealand, wrote in 1898. He had seen a newspaper report of a murder, and wondered if the victim was his brother William, who was a native of Gloucester England. Police confirm it was not. 6 pages, List 14.

MAUGHAN, Mrs., Rosedale.  Superintendent of Police, Gosforth, Northumberland, England, wrote in 1917 on behalf of her father in law.  She has written seeking financial support, he asks details.  5 pages, List 51.

MAY, William Cheu/Chen, from Croydon England, painter, sought by daughter Hilda Lillian, Springfield, Mass., USA in 1909.  There were four children.  Various May men interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 60.

MAYERS, Conrad W.  Information sought by C. BROWN, Inspector General, Punjab Police in 1901; he was his wife’s brother.  Found.  5 pages, List 40.

MAXSEY, F. of Dromyrourke, Muckross, Killarney Ireland, wrote in 1914, asking the Chief Commissioner to place the ‘enclosed bills in the principal police stations’. The handbills are for a ‘Painless Cure for Hard Corns’ and are still on the file. He was formerly in the army, stationed at Gibraltar, Malta. 2 pages, and 5 copies of the bills. List 13.

MAXWELL, Mrs. Jane Hird, wrote from Salt Lake City USA in 1908 re her brother Joseph HIRD, a cabinetmaker, who emigrated to Melbourne in the 1860s; she is his only sister.  5 pages.

MAY, Percy, left  wife and 3 children in Walthamstow England  c1893,  and went to Aust.  Her letters to him c/- G.P.O. have been returned.  Her brother in Melbourne, Constable Max FELSENTHAL, ask police to find him, believed to be in Sydney.  He is c36 years, a tailor’s cutter.  Found.  4 pages, List 27.

MAYER, Mrs. Margaret, wrote from Kansas USA in 1895 re her son (unnamed).  She is the widow of a Methodist minister, killed in an accident, they were from Scotland.  Son J.H. Mayer found.  4 pages, List 28.

MAYHEW, Mrs. Carrie, Enfield, Middlesex, England, wrote in 1916 re uncle John Thomas ROWAN, late of St. John’s Wood, who went to Australia in 1863; she is the daughter of his sister Caroline.  6 pages, List 51.

MAYHEW, W. of Marion Park, East London, England wrote in 1903 re Maria, wife of schoolmaster named HOLMES, who had a sister Matilda at Avoca Victoria.  She is entitled to a share in an estate.  Relatives traced were Caroline Grace KERNOT and William John HOLME, solicitor.  7 pages.

MAYNE, R.C.G., Long Clendon, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, wrote in 1916 re brother William, was living at Mildura, not heard from.  ‘Family troubles suspected’.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

MEADOWS, William Frederick, arrested in Victoria c1868 and gaoled.  Son H.N. Meadows, San Francisco, wrote in 1904, seeking his whereabouts.  Not found.  8 pages, List 47.

MECKBACH, Barbara, wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1899 re William KLEIN, a German Jew, who has proposed to her.  His real name is Bernard FEINSTEIN.  She has heard that he is married and has 3 children, but he says that he only lived with the woman.  Barbara’s father was a policeman in Germany, so she asks police to find out the truth.  They interview his wife.  List 36.

MEEK, Mrs. J., of St. Louis, Mo, USA, wrote in 1905 re Mathew and Dennis HAYES, who formerly ran the Clare Castle Inn, and were her uncles. Police check here and in Sydney, but not found. 7 pages, List 12.

MEINUNG, Ettie, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1918 re her husband Ernest Henry. She left to visit her invalid mother, and he promised to send money but has not. Police locate him, using name Harry MANNING. 4 pages, List 6.

MELVILLE, Mamie, Pokeepsie, New York, USA, wrote in 1916 re her husband Henry who left England in 1904 as a ship’s steward for Melbourne to find an uncle George as hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 52.

MELVILLE, Thomas.  Wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1898, on behalf of Mrs. McDONALD, sister of Mrs. Catherine HOLDSWORTH of Burnley, Melbourne.   Catherine had promised to send money to her sister, but none has arrived.  An un-named brother was given a large amount of money; she is worried that her sister has died and the brother claimed her estate.  Police find she is still alive.  7 pages, List 26.

MENZEROLE, Willem, sailor, arrived 1895, left wife and two children in Amsterdam.  Netherlands Consul in Melbourne enquires, 1898.  7 pages, List 25.

MENZIES, William and Thomas, Irwin and McKeesport Pennsylvania USA, wrote in 1905 re uncle William Menzies, not heard from for some years, would be 70 – 80 years old,a  widower, with no family.  He left Scotland 50 years ago, was going to live with the TUTTIE family.  7 pages, List 44

MERZBACH, George Sigismond Charles Stanislaus, sought by acting Belgian Consul in Melbourne, F. VANDERKELEN, in 1896.  He was born in Brussels in 1876, left there in 1895 with Miss Lucie ROTTENBURG and now believed to be in Australia.  His description given.  Consul also sought Thomas Michael YOUENS, but not clear whether this is involved with the above case or not.  Neither man found.  10 pages, List 31.

MESSNER, Eugene, of Fechenheim, Offenbacherlandstr, Germany, wrote twice in 1920 re his uncle Fritz, who emigrated c1852.  They corresponded until the war.  Reports the death of his father and asks details of Fritz.  Detailed reply sent.  12 pages, List 18.

MEYER, Franz Heinrich Christian, born Hamburg 1825, son of Franz and Margaret MALLHIESSEN, believed to have died in Melbourne c30 years ago.  He married Louise BOHN. Information sought by German Consulate, Melbourne in 1909.  2 pages, List 41.

MEYER, Mrs. G.T. wrote in 1916 from Wellington New Zealand re G.N. (Harry) YOUNG, who fathered an illegitimate child and kept her for 5 years, but has not maintained her for the past 2 years. Believed to be in Melbourne; not found, but police report a Harry Young enlisted in the A.I.F. and give physical description. 8 pages, List 6.

MEYER, P.J., solicitor, Goulburn, wrote in 1910 on behalf of Mrs. Septimus STYLES. She was married to him in 1905, and they have two children. The marriage was kept secret from his father who did not approve, so Septimus would inherit his estate. Father has died, and Septimus has now married Ada May BURGESS and gone to Canada with her. Meyer wants police to pay for his extradition to face bigamy charges. 4 pages, List 13.

MICHELMORES, solicitors, Exeter England, wrote in 1920 re relatives of Mrs. Ann ROWLANDS, sister of Mrs. Elizabeth MERRY. Found. 3 pages, List 13.

MIDDLETON, Alfred/Darcy and brother Gilbert.  Information sought by Kansas City (USA) police in 1910, as well as the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who enclosed a photo of Alfred.  They were confidence men, associates of the LOVELOCK brothers.  Detective report supplied.  13 pages, List 65.

MIDDLETON, John. T. Squires, acting superintendent of Stockport Union, Stockport England, wrote in 1914 re this man, who had left there in January 1913, leaving a wife and three children behind. He had not sent them any money for a year, had been boarding with a Mrs. Archer in Richmond. He was 32 years old, a chocolate moulder. Police interview Mrs. Archer who states he borrowed money from her and has not been seen since. Not found. 13 pages, List 11.

MIGINNIS, John, sought by nephew Hugh FEGAN, Rostrevor, Co Down Ireland in 1899.  He had been in Melbourne c45 years, born parish of Hilltown, townland of Leitrim, Co Down, labourer.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

MILES, Hugh, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re the Chicago Electrical Appliance Co., who had a branch office in Melbourne, and their ‘Magic Mirrors’. He had bought one on trial, returned it and not got a refund. Other complaints have been received about this company. Police find the manager A. GREENBURGH has gone to London. His former partner Frank GAYLOR denies any connection with the company now. L.L. ROBINSON also denies any connection, even though he occupies the same premises. 11 pages, List 10.

MILL, Mrs Beatrice Jessie nee ATKINSON, sought by solicitors in Welling New Zealand in 1913.  Her relatives were Mrs Muriel Ellen BROWN and Mrs MYERS.  Found, claims husband William deserted her years ago; he says she left him.  9  pages, List 64.

MILL, Hammer, Blackhill, Durham UK, wrote in 1897 re a position in police force; 25 years a gamekeeper.  2 pages, List 25.

MILLAR, J. McD., Vancouver, Canada, wrote in 1902, enclosing newspaper cutting of accident there to Edgar HULL of Lancashire England, and asking police to locate his brothers; they find Roland.  List 42.

MILLAR, James, solicitor, Duns, N.B., wrote in 1900 re William HASTIE who owes maintenance on his illegitimate child there; brother of Adam. 5 pages, List 18.

MILLARD, Mrs. A. of Millard, Taunton, Somerset England, wrote in 1918 re her daughter Ada, whom she had not heard from for a year. Her sister, Mrs. SAMSON lived in Albert Park. Found. Photo and 9 pages, List 16. (See comment  in introduction re the cost of photo reproduction.)

MILLER, A., wrote from Dunoon Scotland in 1906 on behalf of the mother of Robert Miller, born Shursco, Caithness, went to Brisbane c1884.  Father, a merchant died c1898.  Not found.  8 pages, List 31.

MILLER, A.H., Norwich England, wrote in 1910 seeking details of the estate of James DYE who died in 1888.  6 pages, List 65.

MILLER, John T. alias MERTON.  Embezzled several thousand dollars from First National Bank of Columbia PA USA and absconded.  Reward poster and photograph sent to Victorian police; was seen in New South Wales.  Several reports on his movements.  16 pages. (See comment about reproduction of photographs in introduction)  List 2.

MILLER, P.G., of Carmichael & Miller, Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1900 re George M.S. GRANT, c38 years, a recent arrival in Melbourne.  He was from Hamilton, and on a voyage for his health, had been addicted to drink.  5 pages, List 38.

MILLER/MILLAR, Thomas Robertson.  Information found by DUNCAN & McGREGOR, solicitors, Dunedin New Zealand, in 1909.  Not found.  29 pages, List 59.

MILLIGAN, Edward and Mary, sought by Mrs. Elizabeth Milligan of Boston USA in 1904.  They left Montreal Canada c1884 with stepfather PROUDFORD.  Their brother Patrick stayed behind.  Letter also sent from George ROBLEY of Boston.  Mother found.  12 pages, List 47.

MILLIGAN, Hugh, sought by Glasgow solicitor Stewart McNICOLL on behalf of his brother Samuel; letter from Samuel, Ontario Canada also on file.  27 pages, List 42.

MILLS, Mrs., Townhend, Glasgow, wrote in 1910 re her husband James, c37 years, a ship’s cook, who left there 5 years ago and is reported drowned; they have 3 children.  Report is false, and his movements traced.  7 pages, List 63.

MILLS, Mr. T.A. of Oakamoor, North Staffs, England, wrote in 1905, re his brother Arthur Lees Mills, a chemist, who went to Australia nearly 23 years ago.  3 pages.

MILLWARD, Mrs. Elizabeth of Fall River, Mass., USA wrote in 1901 re her sister Mrs. Mary Ann MOORHOUSE, widow of Thomas.  3 pages. MILNE, Alexander, wrote from Poplar, London England in 1899 re his son James, not heard from since 1889 when he was in Melbourne working for engineering company.  Not found.  11 pages, List 37.

MINIKIN, Joseph, South Shields, Durham England, wrote in 1913 re daughter Janet Fletcher Minikin, a trained nurse, 34 years, who emigrated to Melbourne in 1912 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

MINOR, Arthur, Weedon, Northamptonshire England, wrote in 1907 re his grandfather Thomas ASHBY, c90 years, carpenter and wheelwright, last heard from in 1869 and heading for Clunes; copy of that letter on file.  Not found.  9 pages, List 57.

MITCHELL, Fred of Bombay India wrote in 1906 re his wife Louisa who has run away with a Mr. PAUL, real name LACHMINOVICE, a hotelkeeper in Karachi who deserted his wife. 4 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL, Harry.  Information sought in 1899 by wife who wrote from Mile End, London, England.  They were married in England in 1883; he left after 6-7 years and went to Australia.  He subsequently  returned to her, but then left again for Melbourne, and promised to send for her, but has never done so, and it is now over a year.  He is c40 years old.  Not found.  3 pages, List 36.

MITCHELL, Michael, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1898 re his brothers John and Edward, not heard of for 35 years, believed at Ballarat; from Ballinasloe Co Roscommon Ireland.  9 pages, List 25.

MITCHELL, Simon. Sought by sister Emma TRUSCOTT of Truro Cornwall in 1900; he left for Australia 35 years ago. 7 pages, List 16.

MOGGACH, Bert, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1911 re his brother John.  Found.  10 pages, List 67.

MOGRIDGE, C.H.  Wrote from Kent England in 1907 re his cousin Ruth HURLEY.  Someone has told a relative they are entitled to money left by her.  Claims that c1850 a Nathan GREEN was transported to Botany Bay and she followed him and became wealthy; no trace found but he intends to pursue.  9 pages, List 23.

MOHR, Claus. German Consul in Melbourne writes in 1911 seeking descendants of this man, who died in Melbourne in 1895. 6 pages, List 15.

MOHRLE, W., wrote from Suva Fiji in 1893, re his children.  One, Matilda, is in Melbourne in care, 3 in care in Sydney.  His wife is a drunkard and he has not been able to pay maintenance until now.  6 pages, List 3.

MOMBERG, Louis, of Apolda, Germany, wrote in 1901 re Emil PITSCHEL, a baker, 34yrs.  Found.  2 pages, List 18.

MONAGHAN, Thomas, sought by brother John, Roxbury, Boston USA in 1895; arrived c1892, formerly in R.I.C., from Co. Galway, 27 years, joined police force.  2 pages, List 29.

MONIGATTI, Antonio. Swiss Consul Melbourne wrote in 1919 re him; he had emigrated in 1883, but no news had been heard from him since 1900. Found by police. 6 pages, List 10.

MOONEY, Archie.  Transvaal Town Police South Africa wrote in 1905 asking if Mooney, presently in prison there, had a record in Australia; was an Australian, aged 35 years.  7 pages.

MOONEY, Bridget, sought by Captain of Detectives, Dallas USA, in 1918, on behalf of ‘old Lady in this City that is a relative to the party in question…’ Bridget was born at Cloughan, King’s County Ireland c1841, and arrived in Australia c1861, married a Frenchman. Police find she married Philip LE LIEVRE and trace family. 9 pages, List 6.

MOONEY, Charles, Kooweerup, formerly of Easton, Somerset.  In 1917 William YORK, Duchy of Cornwall, wrote on behalf of the Prince of Wales to ask if he was still alive.  3 pages, List 51.

MOORE, Annie “Pony”, c/- Variety Office New York USA, wrote in 1908 seeking addresses for her mother Elizabeth and siblings Ruby and George; found.  6 MOONEY, Charles, Kooweerup, formerly of Easton, Somerset.  In 1917 William YORK, Duchy of Cornwall, wrote on behalf of the Prince of Wales to ask if he was still alive.  3 pages, List 51.

MOORE, Frederick T. Wanted for embezzlement in Boston USA in 1906; reward notice poster on file. William Gibson Moore, born London Canada, and c40 years of age, is suspected of being the same person, but is subsequently proved not to be. He is a mason and was managing Scottish Entertainers Donaldson & Spence, but now selling photographs. Flyer from Donaldson & Spence also on file. 24 pages, List 11.

MOORE, John Grant. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1906, enclosing two photos, one full face and one profile, of this man, and asking if he was known to police in Australia. Responses from N.S.W. and Tasmania police on file; he is a convicted confidence man, nickname ‘Sparrow Jack’ and known also as John McDONALD or GILBERT, also as Arthur MOORE. 8 pages, List 11. See introduction for information on ordering photographs.

MOORHOUSE, Thomas, of Providence, Rhode Island USA, wrote in 1914 re his widowed aunt Mrs. Mary Ann Moorhouse, who died in September 1913. Her husband was his uncle and namesake, and he believes he was entitled to a share of her estate. 7 pages, List 7.

MORAN, Annie.  Her niece Bridget HUGHES, Low Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Ireland, wrote several letters in 1902 asking police to trace her; she had a brother in Richmond.  Brother found, Annie declines to have anything to do with Bridget or her husband, formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary.  11 pages, List 43.

MORGAN, Ernest P. of Portland Oregon USA wrote in 1907 re ‘old chum’ George SWAFFIELD who migrated from London England to Australia recently.  4 pages.

MORGAN, Mary Ann Phillips, sought by solicitors in Plymouth England in 1909; she was living in Richmond in 1904, husband William a boot and shoe maker.  Not found.  9 pages, List 61.

MORGAN, Philip R., Crown Reserve Mine, Giroux Lake, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1910, seeking the sister of Frank CRANE in Victoria; he was accidentally killed there.  Sister Kathleen identified.  6 pages, List 66.

MORGAN, Stephen V., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA wrote in 1902 re his sister Mary MORGAN who left Ireland in 1884, aged about 50 years now, a dressmaker.  7 pages.

MORGAN, T.W., San Francisco USA, wrote in 1915 re his uncle William COWLEY, grocer, Melbourne, hadn’t heard from him for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 54.

MORIN, Frank, wrote from Kingston Jamaica in 1914 re George Willis GAYLARD, who left there 32 years ago, aged 17 years. He is writing on behalf of the family. Police locate Gaylard. 4 pages, List 7.

MORLEY, Bartel, of Helena, Montana, USA, wrote in 1894 re his brother Fred. Not found. 2 pages, List 17. MORRIS, Mrs., Cog Lane, Burnley, U.K. wrote in 1895 re newspaper report of murder of Edward ELLIS of Wales, his wife and four children at Sharks Bay.  No truth in story.  5 pages, List 29.

MORONEY, William, 306E 136 Street New York, wrote in 1915 asking police to find John and Ann DOOLAN, both from Dublin Ireland, who went to New York in 1868, then to Mount Vernon and finally to Melbourne.  They had 5 children.  Also his wife’ sister Mrs. KINSELLA.  He enclosed 2 photos, one of 3 children at Mount Vernon, and another of a woman and children in front of a shop in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 54.  Please see instructions re copying of photographs.

MORRELL, Herbert Hugh, c38 years, graduate of Oxford Uni.  Charles J. MORRISON, law offices, Chicago Tribune, asks confirmation of Morrell’s criminal record in Victoria; is being sued by him.  19 pages, some repetition.  List 44.

MORRIS, Mrs. F. of Temuka [?] New Zealand, wrote in 1905 re her brother George SWEET. She had read in a newspaper that someone of that name had been killed. He was 41 years old and her only brother. Police report it was not him. 6 pages, List 15.

MORRIS, J. Jones, solicitor, Blaenau Festiniog Wales, wrote in 1894 re Sir Edward POORE who died recently in Australia.  He owned a slate quarry in Portmadoc North Wales, and left his wife and family there, and ran off with a servant, Elizabeth DAVIES to Australia some years ago.  Her sister Mrs. Ann JONES seeks to make contact with her.  5 pages, List 4A.

MORRIS, Leslie C.C., died Sibley Hospital, Washington, USA in 1909.  He was newly arrived, c52 years, born Kingston Jamaica, brother an Episcopal Minister.  Friends in the US try to contact relatives via Richard SYLVESTER, Detective Bureau, Washington, and an A5 pamphlet includes a photo of him.  William Edward Morris of South Yarra contacted, but no relation.  9 pages, List 62.

MORRIS, William, left England c1854, native of Mountsorrel near Loughbrough, Leicestershire.  He was a brother in law of John DIXON, ‘the great fisherman’.  Information sought by sister Maria WESSON of Leicestershire in 1899.  Found in country Victoria.  5 pages, List 37.

MORRISON, F.W. of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1900 re his brother James MORRISON, a native of Belfast, who died in Melbourne.  3 pages.

MORRISSEY, Edward, Buffalo USA, wrote in 1911 re the estate of his late uncle Gerald FITZGERALD of Ballarat.  8 pages, List 68.

MORRISSY, Daniel, baker, left Newcastle West Limerick for Australia in 1888.  Solicitor for his brother Dennis wrote in 1900 advising that sister Mary CAREY has left him a legacy.  8 pages, List 38.

MORTON, Mrs. Regina of Coronado S.D. Co., California USA, wrote in 1915 re finding relatives of Jane BAILEY (married name not known) and George JAMES her cousin, who went to Australia c70 years ago. She is looking for descendants of her grandparents Baileys; were from Cambridge, her uncle was the great surgeon-artist-linguist of Cambridge and St. Bartholomew’s hospital, there were 18 children in his family. Police reply too many of that name to research. 3 pages, List 8.

MOSHER, Mrs. E. of Lawrence, Mass., USA, wrote in 1914 re her father Jeremiah WILSON, whom she has heard has died. Her mother, who is 75 years old, is living with her. Asks if he had any property. Police report he was an old age pensioner, living in Williamstown, and his wife is still living there. He left no property. 5 pages, List 11.

MOSLEY, C., of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re a Mosley who left there c1888 for Melbourne, had six children and lived in St. Kilda. Not found. 8 pages, List 18.

MOSS, David.  Police in Glastonbury, Somerset UK enquire about his Victorian background in 1894, 45 years, Jewish.  5 pages, List 22.

MOSS, Frederick.  A banker, he embezzled funds in India.  Police file reports his arrival in Melbourne, and apprehension in Adelaide in 1893.  11 pages, List 3.

MOSS, Timothy, sought by brother George of Valdey Alaska USA. Found, had last heard of his brother in Klondyke. 5 pages, List 8.

MOTORCYCLE RELIABILITY TESTS.  File covering the Adelaide to Melbourne and Sydney to Melbourne competition between December 1913 and January 1914.  Official programme, lists of riders and bikes, discussion of arrangements etc.  33 pages, List 32.

MOULTON, Alfred R., formerly conductor for Williamson and Musgrove in Melbourne, persuaded his wife Mary to take their two children Dorothy and Winifred to England, stating he would join them there, but did not.  She has had to put one in a convent and the other in a Home, and has to go to hospital for her health in 1901.  Asks police help to find him.  Detailed report on his movements, but not found.  8 pages, List 40.

MOUNTAIN, Michael, Oxford Warren County, New Jersey USA wrote in 1892 re his uncle James Mountain, a carpenter from Ardmore Co. Waterford Ireland, with a wife and two children; he will hear something to his advantage.  Police find he committed suicide.  8 pages, List 2.

MOUNTAIN, William, sought by nephew G. MEGSON, Beverley, Yorkshire, England, in 1902.  He came to Melbourne many years ago, was a carrier on the goldfields, would now be c80 years old.  Born near Harrogate Yorkshire.  Not found.  9 pages, List 45.

MOWAT, James, Gourdon, Montrose, Kincardineshire, wrote in 1918 re Mr. & Mrs. James Mackay SMITH, his daughter and son in law, last heard of in Melbourne.  His son Charles wrote a similar letter.  Found.  8 pages, List 50.

MUDGE, G., Colliton, Whitechurch, Devon England, wrote in 1908 re his late brother Charles, who died at Dunolly.  Claims that there was gold and money hidden in his house.  7 pages, List 55.

MUGGRIDGE, N., London England, advised in 1911 that his brother in law H. AMBROSE has deserted his wife and 2 children and sailed for Melbourne with Miss TURNER, who has a brother George in Port Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 66.

MUHREN, Adolph Frederick, c30 years, sought by brother Johan, Smithville P.O. St. Louis Minnesota USA in 1903.  He is in hospital there and wrote the letter in German, mentioning that Adolph had stayed with the family of Peter and Charlotte JOHNSON of North Melbourne.  Translation on file and Johnsons found.  16 pages, List 45.

MUIR, Hugh, left London England in 1910 for Melbourne, not heard from since.   He was a compositor, a native of Wigtownshire Scotland, 41 years; not found.  11 pages, List 69.

MULCAIR, T.J., of Mungret College, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John HAYES, who left Ireland c20 years ago for Sydney or Melbourne. Father was a doctor, mother alive in Dublin and anxious to hear from him. He was formerly employed in a bank there. Police check every John Hayes in Melbourne, but he is not found. 11 pages, List 8.

MULLALLY, John, of Milltown, Ballrnecargy, Westmeath Ireland, wrote in 1910 re his brother Patrick who left for Melbourne 25 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 14.

MULLANE, Patrick, sought by sister Mrs. Mary COSTELLO of Moorhead, Minnesota USA in 1897; is in police force.  Found at Mansfield.  3 pages, List 35.

MULLANE, Patrick, left Ireland c30 years ago and joined Victoria police.  Nephew John Mullane wrote from Lisready, Loughill, Co Limerick Ireland in 1899.  Found at Mansfield.  List 36.

MULLANEY, James J., Philadelphia, USA, wrote in 1917 re his mother Mrs. John Mullaney, last heard of in Collingwood.  Found. 8 pages, List 51.

MULLINS, W.H., wrote from Troy, New York USA in 1906, re Bartholomew and William FITZPATRICK, brothers of Maria, who wishes to hear of them, she is the only one left there, Anthony, Michael and John having died.  Descendants found.  7 pages, List 29.

MULRENNAN, Michael M., Boston, Mass, USA, wrote in 1908 seeking Patrick DOYLE who left the US for Australia in 1860 and worked in a wool business for HOOPER.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

MUMFORD, Sydney H., Peckham, London England, wrote in 1916 re his eldest daughter – LITTLECHILD; had not heard from her for 6 months, husband is a traveller.  Found.  4 pages, List 52.

MUNDY, Jasper William, master mariner, born Salisbury England 1834, last heard of in Melbourne in 1875.  Rev James A. Mundy, North Shields, Northumberland wrote in 1908 asking if Jasper was the person murdered in Victoria.  Police find only death was Alfred Edward who suicided.  6 pages, List 58.

MUNRO, D. of Exmouth Devonshire wrote in 1901 from S.S. ‘Lynton’ at Newport.  He is a master mariner whose wife  has run off with – COOMBS, taking their four year old child with her.  Coombs has left his wife and two children destitute.  They arrived in Melbourne in September 1901, and will probably use his wife’s maiden name of JOHNSON.  Coombs was a grocer and is working at his trade.  2 pages.  List 5.

MUNSLOW, Alfred, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re his brother Arthur David Munslow, who was last heard of in Melbourne three years ago; people in England are anxious about him. 6 pages, List 6.

MURDOCH, George Smith, sought by brother James, Newtown Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA, in 1908. Had not written to his two sisters for some time.  Not found.  15 pages, List 58.

MURPHY, James, Quigney, East London, South Africa, wrote in 1909 asking police to trace his relatives, George BREW, railway ganger, Lorrie LINDREA, Daniel MURPHY.  Found. 6 pages, List 53.

MURPHY, Miss Kathleen of Worthing, Sussex England, wrote in 1920 re James, Joe and Daniel MURPHY, her uncles, who came from ‘Green Lane Co Waterford Clonmel Co Tipperary Ireland’.  She was the eldest daughter of their brother William.  5 pages.

MURPHY, Mary, Upper Ferrybank, Waterford, Ireland, wrote in 1911 re her cousin Charles DELANEY and her brother David MURPHY, both in police force c30 years ago.  Brother found, was formerly in NSW force.  9 pages, List 65.

MURPHY, Mrs. Mary of St. Kilda in Melbourne wrote in 1915 re her son Joseph MURPHY, who left for the USA nine years previously. She believes he is the person who was known in California as John Howard WILSON, and who died there in 1911, and asks police to check. File contains Californian death certificate, small photo of Joseph and details of his life there. His identity is confirmed. 16 pages, List 7.

MURPHY, Thomas, Malden, Mass., USA, wrote in 1908 r his brother Walter, last heard of in Melbourne in 1892; found at Madalya near Yarram.  5 pages, List 58.

MURRAY, Joseph Richard, of Calcutta Police, wrote in 1907 re joining Victoria police. He was 29 years, had been in the army. 3 pages, List 14.

MURRAY, Peter, wrote from Waipati, Otago New Zealand in 1910 re Thomas Charles FISHER, who used to live near Great Western, Victoria. Fisher was engaged to a local girl, but rumour said he was already married in Victoria. 3 pages, List 5.

MURTAUGH, Christopher.  Emigrated from Co Longford Ireland c1849 to Australia.  Information sought in 1899 by James MULLOOLY, JP, East Pittsburg, PA, on behalf of unnamed friends who had heard he had died 3 years ago.  Insufficient information provided.  7 pages, List 36.

MUSSON, Mrs. Caroline, Peterborough, England, wrote in 1912 re John RANDS, who left Polebrook Northamptonshire 50 years ago, last heard from in 1863.  She is a daughter of his brother David.  Has heard he has died.  7 pages, List 32.

MUSTARD, Alexander, sought by Miss Margaret Mustard of Unthank, Urquhart, Elgin, Scotland in 1914. He was a ship’s carpenter, last heard from seven months ago. 4 pages, List 13.

MYERS, Carlton Kenneth, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re his father Jack who served a prison term.  Details provided. 4 pages, List 54.

MYERS, Ernest, 33 years, sought by mother Mrs. H. Myers, Palmerston New Zealand in 1902.  His last letter to her, describing his escape from a bush fire is on file.  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

MYERS, George, sought by wife Annie, Scarborough England in 1907.  He left Manchester in 1905, a steel moulder.  Their children are Ethel and Sydney.  His sister Emma WATTS is in Sydney.  7 pages, List 57.

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NAIRIERE, E., Telegraph Commissioner, Angiers, France, wrote in 1893.  He is the son of a police commissioner, and is compiling ‘descriptive summaries of police systems of different countries’.  Letter written in French.  2 pages, List 3.

NASH, John, of Bishops Waltham, Hants, England, wrote in 1899 re William Edward WYATT, his wife’s brother.  Wyatt (born in Portsmouth) left London in 1874 and was last heard of in Brisbane Queensland in 1885, but now believed to be in Melbourne.  Found after extensive search.  20 pages, List 3.

NASH, William, U.S. Ship Culgoa New York, USA, wrote in 1911 re his sister Mrs B. GUNN, last heard of at Kyneton, a herbalist.  Found.  3 pages, List 66.

NASON, John, sought by Mrs Myra Nason, Worthing England, in 1908.  Edward Nason of Launceston Tasmania writes several times that she is his wife and has never met John Nason. 23 pages, List 59.

NEALE, Mildred, wrote from Toronto Canada in 1912 re Mrs. Walter C. KILDAHL, nee Anastasia BREEN; her brother Jack Breen has died.  Asks police to find her.  They establish that the couple are at Cape Leuwin in Western Australia, under the name of LONG.  8 pages, List 34.

NECHAMIN, Isaac.  Information sought by Russian Consul N. De PASEK in 1901; found.  5 pages, List 40. NEEDHAM, Frank Henry wrote from the Observatory, Cape Town South Africa re his cousin W.H. BREDIN, son of Catherine.  3 pages.

NEIL, Richard Joseph, sought by father Charles J., Liverpool England in 1908.  A fireman on board ship, he has left a wife and two children there.  6 pages, List 59.

NELIGAN, Francis, Ryle, Co Wexford Ireland, wrote in 1916 seeking a confidential report on  Percy L. HARVEY and his circumstances.  6 pages, List 52.

NELSON, Mrs Mary nee HEALY, Renfrew, Scotland, wrote in 1910 re aunt Bedelia BREE, who arrived c1885 and married – JOHNSTON.  Not found.  6 pages, List 66.

NETHERSOLE, George Bradfield. Sought by solicitor Monsieur Napoleon ARGLES of Paris France, in 1916. Was entitled to some property. Police find that he had died, but son was still alive. 5 pages. List 6.

NEW, Frederick Acworth, last heard of in Melbourne in 1899, c50 years.  Information sought by wife in Falmouth Cornwall in 1900.  14 pages, List 39.

NEWBERT, Thomas, formerly of Fenton in Lincolnshire England, last heard of in 1861 at Ballarat, sought by A.M. Newbert of Hull, England, in 1901. Thomas would be 80 years old. Not found. 3 pages, List 17.

NEWBOLD, Ellen wrote from South Africa in 1903.  A former army nursing sister, she had met Sidney Ewan HALL of 5th Vic. Mounted Rifles in Pretoria 1901 and married him in 1902.  Now believes he was already married and he and his first wife were formerly of WILLIAMSON MUSGROVE OPERATIC CO.  He had brothers George and Marshall.  7 pages.

NEWMAN, E. Whitechapel, London UK, shipping agent, wrote in 1895 re his sister Elizabeth JONES of Yarraville, who was being ill-treated by her husband.  Detailed report of interviews with her shows she is delusional and has been in an Asylum.  13 pages, List 30.

NEW SCOTLAND YARD wrote in 1898 re 3 criminals convicted there ‘confidence tricksters’, asking for their Australian identities, and enclosing photographs of them side and full face.  Charles McMay LAWRENCE was Frederick SUMMERS alias William/Charles McANALLY/McNALLY alias O’CONNELL.  George PEARCE believed to be George STEVENS, James OSBORNE was South Australian criminal John OSBORNE alias O’CONNOR.  25 pages, List 26.  Note comment re cost of coping photographs.

NIAS, Arthur E., Camperdown.  Birmingham police write on behalf of his brother in 1896.  He inherited money from an aunt, and there is concern he is being fleeced by a woman.  He married Elizabeth LILLAS and she is controlling the money; he is found and is drinking heavily.  4 pages, List 33.

NICHOLLS, Gladys, Windsor Ontario Canada, wrote in 1917 re William NICHOLLS. Police reply that details are too meagre to trace – she only gave his name. 3 pages, List 6.

NICHOLLS, R. Chamberlain, wrote from Worcester England in 1897, seeking information on his father Robert CHAMBERLAIN, late of the family of the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester, who left there for Melbourne and entered the police force.  He believes he died c12 years ago.  ‘before he left he came to see me he said he should think of me some time’.  The writer was born in 1844.  Police find Chamberlain died in 1884 and probate of his estate was granted to his wife Mary Ann.6 pages, List 35.

NICHOLLS, William, bootmaker, c65 years, left Christchurch New Zealand c1883, had a shop in Melbourne, then Ballarat.  In 1896 solicitors Caygiel & Widdowson wrote stating that while he and his wife had a legal separation, contact was needed for legal reasons.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

NICOLSON, A.W., Struan House, Bracedale, Isle of Skye, wrote in 1919 re relative Malcolm MacLEOD, who left there c1852 for Australia and had 3 children, Bella, Ewen and Malcolm Bruce.  Not found.  7 pages, List 48.

NICOLSON, Mrs Catherine, Mortimer, Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1908 re her uncle Peter McADAM, who left Edinburgh for Australia c50 years ago.  He was one of 3 brothers, the others being James and Thomas.  Not found.  8 pages, List 58.

NICOLSON, William Isaac.  Left Melrose Scotland many years ago, now aged about 60 years, was in Adelaide South Australia for some time.  Solicitor writes on behalf of his un-named brother; has heard he has drowned.  5 pages, List 2.

NICOURT, Benjamin Victor.  Letter written in French, sought by someone.  1862.  2 pages, List 5.

NIELSEN, Ellen Matilda, wrote in 1914 from Devonport New Zealand, asking police to find her late husband Peter’s naturalisation papers so she had claim a pension. He died 6 months previously. Police forward file to New Zealand police, asking for more details, and the file is returned with the comment that Ellen has learnt from the Public Trustee in Auckland that he was a married man, with a wife and 4 children in Chilwell near Geelong. As her children are now illegitimate, she is not entitled to a widow’s pension, and wishes the investigation dropped. 5 pages, List 8.

NIMMO, George Alderson.  Police receive a request to find him in 1904; a cabman, has been left a fortune in England.  Found in Callan Asylum Sydney, but information appears to be incorrect, he is a brewer, was born in Castle Eden, Co Durham England..  His son John writes from Sydney, and other relatives write stating that he is receiving funding ‘from home’.  28 pages, List 32.

NIMMO, George Anderson.  Information sought by Mrs Alfred D. MILLAR, Berea, Durban South Africa in 1908; thinks he may be a relative.  Her father was Robert, of St Kitts, West Indies.  Information similar to above is provided, George’s only brother was William John.  She subsequently wrote again, asking for details of Charles and William Nimmo.  A son of Charles is found in Melbourne.  21 pages, List 58.

NIXON, Joseph, Glendale, Ontario Canada, wrote in 18993 re two Mr. MALCOLMS, bachelors, who had died in Australia; there had been newspaper advertisements for heirs.  Reply states details provided too meagre.  5 pages, List 3.

NOLAN, John. Wrote from Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles, Ireland in 1900, seeking entry in the police force.  His father was a farmer, and he was just over 21 years.  2 pages, List 38.

NOLAN, William of Stanford near Hycter/Kycter [?] England wrote in 1892 re William McDONALD who took his discharge from the 64th Regiment in 1853 and sailed from Bombay to Melbourne.  He was married, with 1-2 children, born in the North of Ireland, a cabinet maker.  His wife was from Kilkenny Ireland.  His wife’s family have asked Nolan to try and find them.  Police searched unsuccessfully.  6 pages, List 2.

NOOT, Harriette, wrote from Victoria, B.C., Canada in 1904 re her brother John Francis Noot, who kept a draper’s store in Malvern but has gone.  Found.  6 pages, List 34.

NORMAN, Mrs Charlotte, wife of magistrate Henry, along with her brother Abraham, were sought by brother Henry C. WALL, Miltounmalbey, Co Clare Ireland in 1910.  Charlotte was born in Co Wicklow and left for Australia c33 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 62.

NORMAN, Turner, born Harpley Norfolk 1841, was in Christchurch New Zealand in 1868, then went to Melbourne and hasn’t been head from since.   Mrs. H. NORMAN, of Beccles Suffolk UK wrote in 1895; she is executrix of a Will in which he is left a bequest.  10 pages and photo. (Note instructions re photo charges).  List 32.

NORRIS, Albert, sought by his sister Mary Ann, c/- Thomas PRICE, Harewood House, Cardiff, in 1914. He was a native of Embrough, Somerset. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

NORTHAM, Albert, sought by wife in Longlands Park, Sidcup England in 1895; left 7 years ago, hasn’t heard from him for 5 years.  8 pages, List 29.

NORTON, Mrs. Henrietta of Wynburg, Cape Colony, wrote in 1919 re her daughter Sarah, Mrs. WATERFALL, whose husband was an electrical engineer. Not found. 5 pages, List 15. NORTON, Michael, c72 years, wife Ann, son William, c47 years, sought by Mary Ann HAYES nee Norton, of Chicago, in 1897.  They were natives of Staley Bridge, Lancashire England; she is their daughter.  Not found.  9 pages, List 35.

NOWRY, James P. of Victoria B.C. Canada, wrote in 1900 re his uncle Daniel ROBILLIARD of Talbot, who has not answered his letters. James’s grandmother was Mrs. Margaret Robilliard of Jersey Channel Islands. Found. 9 pages, List 18.

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O’BRIEN, Mr. J. of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1919 re his sister Mrs. Mary McLAUGHLIN, who left there 6-7 years ago for Melbourne. Found. 3 pages, List 17.

O’BRIEN, Michael, of Halifax Nova Scotia, wrote in 1892 re his brother Dennis, who died in Melbourne in 1876, and had come to Australia as warder in the convict service, and married Sophie COLEMAN in Melbourne.  He was formerly from London.  They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Ellen.  Michael’s aunt died earlier in the year, and Dennis’s family entitled to a share of the estate.  Daughters were found, one now Mrs. O. CARLSEN.  Mother Sophie had remarried John WILLIAMS, but was now dead.  7 pages, List 2.

O’BRIEN, Timothy, San Francisco, California USA, wrote n 1893 re his aunt Mary O’BRIEN, who left Ireland ‘with a bevy of young girls who sailed from Dublin Bay in May 1849’ for Australia; she was then 18 years.  The family have not heard from her since.  2 pages, List 4.

O’CONNELL, John, wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1897.  Had seen a report of arrest of Daniel O’Connell or Connell for vagrancy; thinks it may be his father, Irish, 71 years, enlisted in 1844, served 20 years in 99th Regiment, illiterate.  Police report name was O’Connor.  NZ police report John going on trial for housebreaking.  21 pages, List 25.

O’CONNELL, Joseph A., left Liverpool for New Zealand c1905, sought in 1906 by T.P. O’Connell, Clonganny House, Gorey Co Waterford,; he was the only brother.  13 pages, List 56.

O’CONNOR, Arthur, solicitor, Birmingham England, wrote in 1903 re Helen Honoria MURRAY, daughter of Michael, who had left there with a  married man from Wolverhampton and was living at Ballarat; requests discreet enquiry.  Police find she’s pregnant and living with Benjamin BAYLEY as his wife.  5 pages, List 46.

O’CONNOR, D.J., Kildale, Liverpool England, wrote in 1904 re his brothers Patrick, c30 years ago a professor at a college in Melbourne, and John, who had been in the police force.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

O’CONNOR, Maurice, Thomas, Jeremiah and Terry sought by Mrs Catherine McGINNIS, Marysville, California USA in 1909.  They left Co Kerry c1860; she is their sister.  Family members traced; Thomas married Bridget O’SHANNASSY.  19 pages, List 61.

O’DEA, John, sought by nephew Patrick O’Dea of Peekshill New York USA in 1899.  He was born in Doora Parish, Co Clare, Ireland, the Nihill brothers would know him.  Police establish he died in 1895, widow found.  14 pages, List 37.

O’DONNELL, David, born Ballysheedy, Co Limerick Ireland c1839, left there in 1864 with neighbour Michael CLANCY, went to Australian goldfields.  Nephew Cornelius CONSIDINE of Brooklyn U.S. wrote in 1894.  Not found, 7 pages, List 22.

O’DONNELL, Morris, Patrick, Mary, Bridget and Catherine, left Shanagolden Co Limerick c1866.  Brother John, New Jersey USA, anxious to know details; John O’LEARY, Captain of Police New Jersey, writes on his behalf.  Found.  6 pages, List 29.

O’DONELL, Joseph C., Charleston, South Carolina USA, wrote in 1911 re aunt Mary LEWIS of Bendigo; his last letter returned.  Details of death etc given. 4 pages, List 67.

O’DOW, Lucy F. (Mrs.). Wrote in 1914 from Dedrick California USA re a diamond brooch she had left (ie pawned) with Mr. FRANKLIN in Melbourne some years previously. Her brother John A. OSBORNE had paid part of the amount owing, and she had paid the rest, but the brooch had not been returned. ‘She had bad luck in Melbourne, lost £600 in bad investments’ but hoped to return. Franklin confirms he has brooch, and wrote to the brother, seeking written permission from her to post it to him, but his letter was returned from the Dead Letter Office. 9 pages, List 8.

O’DOWD, Mrs Julia, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1911 re a newspaper notice of the death of John O’Dowd at Daylesford, husband of late Eliza, 44 years.  She was his wife; he left her after a few days of their marriage, hadn’t been heard of for 18 years.  Her late father was in the police force there.  Report confirms same person.  7 pages, List 65.

O’DWYER, Myles, of Brockton, Mass., USA, wrote in 1906, seeking address of his father James, who retired from the police force in 1904.  Found.  4 pages, List 19.

O’KANE, William, solicitor, Garvagh, Co. Derry Ireland wrote in 1914 re the estate of late Patrick O’KANE of Gortmacrane Kierea, Co. Londonderry, who died in 1913, leaving a legacy to the children of his late daughter Ellen. She had gone to Australia many years previously and married a man named Spreadby. All her relations were in the USA and no-one had an address for her. Police establish the surname is SPREADBURY and find two daughters. Further letter results in additional police action. 13 pages, List 7.

O’KEEFE, John, sought by brother Edmond in 1900.  He was a surveyor and farmer from Lombardstown, Ireland, left there c1858, hasn’t been heard from for 30 years.  Writer is over 80 years.  10 pages, List 38.

OLDFIELD, J.W., Bursough Bridge near Ormskirk, wrote in 1917 re Elizabeth FARNHILL/FAVENHILL, who left Wigglesworth Yorkshire over 40 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 51.

OLDHAM, Ernest Ralph, deserted wife Lily, Wellington New Zealand c1915.  In 1917 she asked police to help her obtain maintenance.  He was a boilermaker, c50 years; copy of a letter he wrote on file.  8  pages, List 48.

O’LEARY, Mary Ann, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote in 1908 re her husband John.  He had been in Australia for 22 years, returned when his mother died to collect his inheritance, then left again.  She is ill and can’t work, seeks maintenance.  Found living with another woman in Fitzroy, he refused to send money.  6 pages, List 58.

OLIVE, Ella F., Brixton, London, England, wrote in 1905 re her husband William John, last heard of in Melbourne;  hasn’t answered her letters.  He left with Mrs. Miriam JOHNSON and her family.  Intimate details provided.  20 pages, List 44

OLIVERA, Mrs., of Honolulu wrote in 1919 re her son Louis, 18 years, who had been on a steamship and taken ill.  4 pages.

OLLIS, W., of Stockwell England, wrote in 1894 thanking police for finding his son.  (Earlier letter missing from file).  1 Page  List 4.

OLSEN, Mrs. John of Seattle Washington USA wrote in 1914 re the late Carl Gustaf Anderson BOYE who died in Maryborough hospital, seeking details of his estate. Police establish it is Maryborough Qld, and not Victoria that is meant, and send file there. They find that Boye’s estate was left to August Ludwig ANDERSSON and Pehr Eric ANDERSSON of Catharineholm Klastrop, Nykopings Land, Sweden. 9 pages, List 7.

OLSEN, J., of St. Paul, Minnesota USA, wrote in 1893 re his brother Charles.  1 page, List 3.

OLSEN, Mrs. M. Ravensbourne, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re Mrs. Francis or Mary MEHALSKI, supposed to have died 2 years ago; asks details.  Police know her background and report it to her daughter who was the enquirer.  6 pages, List 50.

OLSEN, Simon, sought by H.D. ANDERSON, San Jose Awning & Tent Co., California USA in 1909, on behalf of sister Mrs Maria SIMONSEN.  He was from Saugatuck, Allegan County Michigan.  Not found.  11 pages, List 61.

OLVERENSHAW, Thomas.  Challinors and Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire wrote in 1897.  His half sister Mrs. Elizabeth MARSDEN had left him a legacy; family known locally as RENSHAW.  Son John found at Sandhurst.  7 pages, List 25.

OLVERENSHAW or RENSHAW, Thomas.  Solicitors Challinors and Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire England, wrote in 1904 re the two sons of Thomas, whom they had not heard from since 1899.  2 pages, List 18.

O’MAHONY, John wrote from Kanturth, Co Cork Ireland in 1856, seeks confirmation that his brother William MAHONY has died in Victoria – left Ireland in 1852.  Reply c/- Rev. Thomas.  2 pages.  List 4.

O’NEIL, David, sought by niece Mrs. M. HAGGER of Queenstown, Co Cork Ireland in 1900.  She is the only daughter of his only sister, Margaret NOONAN.  He left there c40 years ago, last heard from 17 years ago, had been a ship’s pilot.  Not found.  10 pages, List 39.

O’NEIL, Miss Lottie, teacher, New Brunswick, Canada, wrote in 1899 re Michael O’NEIL or NEIL, her uncle, c66 yrs. Her father Patrick Byrnes O’NEIL died in Williamstown c1868, and her family left. Father’s other brothers were William and Harry. Found. 7 pages, List 18.

O’NEILL, Mrs. Margaret F. of Alameda, California, wrote in 1899 re her cousin Patrick REDDY who died in South Australia.  1 page, List 24.

O’NEILL, William and Maurice write in 1892 re Maurice and Michael O’GRADY, who left Ireland 45-50 years ago, and were from Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland.  2 pages.

OPIE, Miss Isabella.  Letter from assistant to Major COX, British Resident, Persian Gulf, 1905, thanking police for the detective’s report on Opie.  Incomplete file, no personal details on her.  2 pages, List 18.

OPPENHEIM, Estella, Kilburn, London, wrote in 1903 re relative Henry B., believed in Ballarat, a young man, not heard of for some time.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.  CONNECTION FOUND

ORAM, George, of Hackney, London, wrote in 1901 re uncle William ORAM or ALLEN, who left London in 1882.  Police interview two of that name, one of whom is apparently the right person, but has never heard of his nephew.  7 pages, List 5.

ORCHARD, M., wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1901 asking police to get her money refunded from Miss McARLY of Caulfield who sold artists’ tools for Edinburgh Art Painting, and had not supplied them.  4 pages, List 39.

O’REILLY, Gerald.  Chief of Police, Cape Town South Africa, writes in 1894.  O’Reilly, aged 19, has left by ship for Australia without parents’ knowledge or approval; is probably heading for his aunt Mrs. M. Fitzgerald in Melbourne.  Asks police to meet ship, which they do.  11 pages List 4A

O’ROURKE, L.W., Attorney, of Portland Oregon USA, wrote in 1920 re Edwin H. WILMA, known as ‘Bert’ Wilma, and in the advertising business.  Wilma’s wife has died.  4 pages.

O’ROURKE, William J., of Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re Thomas TOOHEY, who lost his wife through a fire and became an invalid through shock.  For the last 20 years Mrs. DWYER, now deceased, has been trying to find him.  O’Rourke is her cousin.  Police locate Toohey, who has been writing to Nellie DWYER, her daughter.  8 pages, List 3.

ORR, Samuel. Sought by sister Martha Orr and her son John McGRADY of Old Cunmock, Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1905. Last heard of 13 years ago. Found. 9 pages, List 12.

ORTNER, Johanna nee EIDENHAMMER. Sought by Swedish Consul in Melbourne (acting for Austro- Hungarian interests in Melbourne) in 1919. Found by police. 6 pages, List 10.

OSBORNE, Elizabeth Ann, wrote from London England in 1900 re her husband Samuel Slack Osborne; she has heard he is dead and seeks details. Police reply that his brother Frederick arranged burial and he only left a small estate. Two letters from her, with almost intelligible handwriting. 6 pages, List 12.

O’SHEA, Michael.  Wrote from Bunratty, Co Clare, Ireland in 1900, asking details to join Victoria police.  He was a member of the R.I.C.  2 pages, List 37.

OSMAN, Harry, of Coff’s Harbour NSW. Detailed police file shows that his wife Edith Maud ran off with Edward CASS/COSTELLO/HOWARD, taking her daughter Lillian Louise with her. Edith died in childbirth in 1913. (Funeral card on file). Cass then came to Victoria and married Ena Frances Mary STEWART nee STEANE, a widow, in 1914, and the pair, with Lillian, then went to South Africa. Ena was not happy there and returned to Victoria, asking police to investigate his background, and take care of the child, who had returned with her. Police establish that Cass’s first wife in Queensland is looking for him, and that he also seduced Alice ASHTON or PARKER, who had a child to him. Police cannot find Osman to return his daughter to him, but a former workmate of his, Arthur Thomas RICHARDS, offers to take the child. Photo of Cass and Lillian on file. (What a story!) 20 pages, List 8.

O’SULLIVAN, Cornelius J., Kingwillamstown, [?] Co Cork, Ireland, wrote in 1903 re his sister who left c40 year ago and married Peter McArty and lived at the Rialto in Melbourne.  Police establish she married McArthy, who was employed by the Rialto’s owner.  5 pages, List 45.

O’SULLIVAN, Joseph, left Liverpool England in 1887 for Melbourne.  In 1913 his daughter Mrs John CARON, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada asked police to trace him; not heard from since he left.  Not found.  7 pages, List 64.

O’SULLIVAN, Thomas, sought by sister Jeannie, Queenstown, Co Cork, Ireland in 1910; not heard from for 17 years.  Uncle T. HEGARTY, marine engineer, is at Ballarat.  11 pages, list 62.

OSWIN, Mrs. Annie nee STANLEY, 34 years, and sons Richard Carlyle and Thomas Edgar, left husband R. at Wanganui New Zealand in 1903, and believed to be living with a butcher named W.J. ELLIOTT in Melbourne.  Photo of Elliott, who came from Wanganui, on file.  Extensive search undertaken, but not found.  29 pages, List 46.

O’TOOLE, John, burned to death at Walhalla in 1910. Father Patrick and brother Joseph in Lettermore Co. Galway Ireland write asking for details which are provided. John had gone to Australia many years before. 15 pages, List 15. CONNECTION FOUND

OUTWIN, C.W. of Balham London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Edward who left Deal Kent many years ago. Police locate him. 6 pages, List 7.

OVERY, John Thomas, sought by brother A.H. of Dalston, N.E. England in 1914.  He hasn’t heard from him for 20 years, was then in Melbourne.  Found interstate, had deserted wife.  16 pages, List 31.

OWEN, Mrs. Ellen, Matron of Baptist Home, Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1894 re her son John W. BAYLY, who had been living in Melbourne since 1870, and whom she has not heard from since 1886.  Bayly is her son by a previous marriage, she married Rev. J.J. Owen, Baptist Minister in 1869.  9 pages, List 4.

OWEN, Frank of Dishergarph P.O. via Sitarampur E.S.R. Bengal India wrote in 1914 re father in law Frederick Major DOWNES, living in Melbourne. Left wife and daughter destitute in England in 1904. Wife lived with her mother, but upon her death has nowhere to go and is destitute. Downes has failed to pay maintenance, and is a drunkard. Police interview him and report he claims to have been sober for 9 years but declines to answer any questions. Photo. 10 pages, List 7. See Instructions re options for photo copies.

OWEN, Richard, postmaster, Chester England, wrote in 1862 on behalf of mother and sister of John THOMAS, killed in mining accident in Bendigo in 1859.  Father was a limeburner in Selantyrenr, Oswentry, Shropshire and is now dead.  Enquires re property left.  8 pages, List 5.

OWEN, Samuel, wrote in 1892 re his only brother Robert, a native of Co. Wexford Ireland.  2 pages.

OWENS, Mrs., of Chicago, USA, wrote in 1893 re her only son George Wm. OWENS; has lost his address.  She is travelling with a sick lady (as a companion??) 4 pages, List 3.

OWENS, James wrote from Argold Buildings, Blackwood, Wales, England in 1892 re John OWENS of Cardinganshire Wales, who came to Australia c12 years ago and stayed with his uncle Robert OWENS at Mordialloc.  Robert is now deceased.  11 pages, List 2.

OWENS, Walter, American, last heard of at Romsey in 1909.  In 1911 his mother Eliza wrote from Muddy, Harrisburg, Illinois, USA seeking him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 69.

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PACKER, G.  Wife L. writes from New Zealand in 1904; he has not supported his family for some time.  An artist, was working with a photographer at Sale.  Police find him and report that he is with Alexander WARD who has behaved similarly.  7 pages, List 22.

PACKER, [PUCKER?] Mrs. Lucy of Franklin, Oneida, C.O., Idaho USA, wrote in 1894 re John BERRY, who lived in Adelaide 50 years ago.  He is her father’s brother; her father was Edward Berry and he came from Stockport England.  3 pages, List 4.

PACKHAM, W., of Croydon, Surrey England wrote in 1920 re son Edward, not heard from for two years.  11 pages. PAGUE, Francis. (or PAQUE).  Belgian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1905, on behalf of Foreign Office, Brussels, seeking information about this man. He was on the goldfields in the 1860s and 1870s, later in Melbourne. Police interview old residents of Talbot, who give conflicting reports, one stating he died over twenty years ago, but the other saying he has no recollection of this. Not found. 10 pages, List 12.

PAINTER, Mrs. Ethel E. of Box House, Kemsing, Kent England, wrote a series of letters 1914-1916 re her husband Ernest Charles, who left her in 1911. Miss Agnes CASEY of Malvern (Vic.) was to marry him, but cancelled the wedding after her letter. She is going to divorce him. 34 pages, some repetitive, and photo, List 7. See instructions  for details of photo costs.

PALETHORPE, H. Information sought by his wife Sara of Burton on Trent, Staffordshire England, in 1905. They separated in Australia c16 years ago, and she and their two daughters came to England, leaving the son George in Australia. The father was a picture dealer, last heard of in Richmond. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 15.

PALMER BROS, boot manufacturers, Bargoed, Glam., England write (on nice letterhead) in 1910 re uncle Robert Palmer deceased, a cattle dealer in Australia, seek details.  No trace found.  5 pages, List 27.

PALMER, Mrs, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1906 re her aunt Mrs. Julia DUNSTAN, widow of G., carriage builder in London, who left there after his death.  Sister in Stockton on Tees, Co. Durham.  12 pages, List 30. PALMER, Mrs. E., of Glencourt Stable, Brondesbury Park, Kilburn England, wrote in 1915 re relative Thomas A. PETTY, station master in Victoria, who has not answered her letters. Found. 6 pages, List 7.

PALMER, Elizabeth nee PETTY, Kilburn London England, wrote in 1910 re her father Alex Petty.  He left years ago, believed in Melbourne.  She is his only child.  Not found.  18 pages, List 62.

PALMER, George, sought by nephew Sidney Thomas MORGAN of Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley, South Wales in 1908.  He left there c50 years ago.  Morgan is the son of his sister Sarah who married Thomas Morgan.  8 pages, List 21.

PALMER, Mrs. M.A. of Napier New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re her son Joseph Charles Palmer and his friend James GRAHAM of Bendigo Victoria. The pair left New Zealand in June 1910 for Melbourne and she hasn’t heard anything since. Not found. 11 pages, List 13.

PALMER, Robert J. of South African Police, Spioenkop, Saltpan via Brandford Orange Free State, applied for entry to Victoria Police Force in 1914.  3 pages.

PALMER, Willliam Charles and sister Emily Elizabeth, were sought by their mother Mrs. E. Palmer of Los Angeles USA in 1915. Their father was killed in a train accident in New South Wales in 1891. The widow returned to Cheswick England, but is now in California. Not found. 11 pages, List 7. Earlier letter in 1901 also located, 12 pages, List 17.

PARE, Louis Xavier. French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1894 seeking details of him; last heard of in 1886. 7 pages, List 17.

PARISH, John, sought by brother George, London, Ontario, Canada in 1900.  John was from Suffolk England.  Not found.  11 pages, List 37.

PARKER, Alexander, left Coleraine Ireland c40 years ago, a carpenter.  Last heard of 10 years ago in Melbourne.  Information sought by nephew Sgt. Parker, Police Office, Urmston near Manchester, England, in 1905.  6 pages, List 44

PARKER, Charles. Wife Katherine wrote in 1914 from Christchurch New Zealand. He deserted her and their three children over 5 years ago, she is now filing for divorce and wants to know whether he is still alive. He was born at Bonny Doon near Mansfield, son of John, and had brothers John and Ted. 5 pages, List 8.

PARKER, Charles Joseph, left wife and five children, eldest 7 years, in England c1883 and was traced to Melbourne some years ago.  In 1903 daughter Clara wrote from Small Heath, Birmingham seeking information.  3 pages, List 46.

PARKER, J.T., late detective of Leeds, Yorkshire England, now a private agent. Wrote in 1901 on behalf of the mother of John DUXBURY. 6 pages, List 18.

PARKER, Joseph.  Found in miserable condition in hut in Ballarat in 1898 and taken to hospital.  Police find he is quite wealthy.  Alfred Parker, Otara, near Fortrose New Zealand writes asking if it is long lost brother, born in Tunbridge Wells, aged about 64 years.  No, a native of Yorkshire, c70 years.  7 pages, List 26.

PARKER, Mrs. M.E. of St. Leonards on Sea, England, wrote in 1892 re her husband Jack who left England in 1888.  He was about 41 years of ago and had been a soldier.  3 pages.

PARK, H.R., Kew Gardens, England, wrote in 1911, seeking details of the CHIRNSIDE and ANDERSON families, the latter from Kircaldy Scotland, married to HOWDEN.  Julie Anderson, Newtown Geelong supplies information and queries in 3 letters the reason or it.  [Writing is difficult to read.]  17 pages, List 69.

PARKINSON, E. of Bedford Park, New York USA wrote in 1901 re William Parkinson, a wealthy man of Melbourne or Sydney. 3 pages, List 9.

PARKS, Harold Thomas, sought by police in Huddersfield England in 1910.  He has left a wife there unprovided for; last heard of employed at Sands & McDougall Melbourne.  Found, using name PARKES and living with another woman by whom he has several children.  6 pages, List 65.

PARNELL, Mrs. Edsin [?], mother of Brigadier General J.P. Parnell, sought by her niece Mrs. E.C. VAREY of Toronto Canada in 1919. Found. 4 pages, List 16.

PARRAVICINI, Domenico. Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1906. The Italian government seeks his whereabouts. Others of that surname interviewed, but he is not found. 5 pages, List 11.

PARROTT, Mrs. L., wrote from Bristol England in 1892 re William DARE, her mother Priscilla’s brother.  He left there in 1851 and hasn’t been heard of since.  They have heard he has died, and they were advertised for as next of kin. 5 pages, List 2.

PARRY, – Mrs. Wrote from Oakdale near Blackwood South Wales in 1920 re her only brother Thomas Henry EVANS, 42 years, previously a ship’s cook. She has heard he is dead. Police confirm and give details. 6 pages, List 13.

PARRY, Mrs. E. of Litherland, Liverpool England, wrote in 1920 re her daughter Mrs. W.H. ROBINSON, who sailed from England to join her husband, an Australian soldier, in Melbourne, and had written that she was destitute.  4 pages, List 18.

PARRY, Edward Hailson wrote from Pittsfield, Mass., USA in 1894 re his brother William Robert Parry, who was in Melbourne in 1890; Edward has left London and gone there.  Found.  4 pages, List 28.

PARRY, Evan, butcher, c48 years, deserted wife who subsequently divorced him.  Superintendent of Police, Conway, Carnarvon, Wales, wrote in 1906 on behalf of relatives, seeking information.  7 pages, List 49.

PARRY, J.A., wrote from Birkenhead England in 1916 re his son in law Henry KIRBY, who deserted ship 3½ years ago, leaving his wife and two children. He enlisted in Broadmeadows Victoria as a single man. Records show he joined the AIF, sailed for the front and returned in 1915, suffering from debility. Found by police. 17 pages. List 6.

PARRY, Henry Tay/Toy, died suddenly in Victoria in 1907.  Wife Jane wrote from Christchurch New Zealand, asking details.  6 pages, List 57.

PARRY, William Richard; wrote to the Governor of Victoria in 1903 re Owen PARRY, native of  Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, North Wales, who had left there about fifty years ago for Bendigo, and was last heard from forty years ago.  9 pages.

PARSELLE, T.G. Boyd, born 1875 Kent, and late of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, stationed in India, had recently arrived in Tasmania (1899), and applied to join the Victorian Police Force. 2 pages, List 11.

PARSLEY, Cornelius ‘Harry’, sought by relative H. PARKER, Chesham, Buckinghamshire England in 1910.  11 pages, List 62.

PARSLOW, Joseph, farmer, emigrated from Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire England when a young man.  Sought by Mrs SEARS nee KEEN , late of Downley Buckinghamshire in 1913.  He saw her mother while on a recent visit to England.  Not found.  8  pages, List 64.

PARTINGTON, Mrs. Sarah of Farnworth near Bolton, Lancashire England, wrote in 1902 re her brother George ROYLE, 67 years, who left Manchester in 1865.  13 pages, List 15.

PARTRIDGE, Mrs. W.J., wrote from Longville House, Kilburn, London England in 1897 and asked police to find if her daughter Annie was still with her aunt Mrs. LEWIS of Rosedale, Lurg.  She wanted Annie to go to her other sister Mrs. R. SHAW of Mt. Blackwood, where he other daughter Katie was.  4 pages, List 35.

PASSEY, Frederick, sought by nephew Edmond George Passey, Mamaroneck, New York USA in 1907; found.  5  pages, List 56.

PATERSON, William, writes from Glasgow in 1910 regarding Archibald WOOD, 21 years, plater or bridge builder.  5 pages, List 27.

PATROS, Panayotis, pilot, French Station, Constantinople, wrote in 1896 re his brother Antone, a Greek subject, living in Melbourne. Letter had to be translated. 5 pages, List 15.  See also LATROS.

PATTERSON, Thomas, of Invercargill, New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re his brother James, who was born in Lurgan Co. Armagh Ireland, and had been in the British Army, serving in India and New Zealand.  9 pages.

PAUL, Mr. E. of Melbourne wrote in 1906. While on a visit to the USA he had met a Mr. CROAKE who asked him to find his brother John, least heard of 40 years ago. He was a native of Co. Kilkenny Ireland, born 1840, and left there in 1863. He served in Vic. Police force from 1865-1876. Police find that Croake has died, but identify descendants. 7 pages, List 9.

PAUL, George Ontario, left Toronto for Melbourne c1853, cabinet maker.  Sought by James Paul of Toronto in 1896; had died in Bendigo.  11 pages, List 33.

PAVEY, Sidney of Toronto, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1911 re Mrs. William T. POOLE Jnr. of Sale Victoria, nee Florence Louise PENN of Pembury near Tunbridge Wells Kent England.  He wrote on behalf of her mother, her sister Mrs. PHILPOTT and his wife who was another sister.  The family were worried about her, and had not heard from her since 1910.  4 pages.

PAYNE, Mary Frazier, wrote from England in 1894, seeking her brother Charles Edward SULLIVAN, 29 years, single, last heard of at Corowa.  16 pages, List 17.

PEACE, Hugh, school teacher, wrote from Marykirk, Montrose Scotland in 1897 on behalf of his sister in law Mrs. COUSINS of Dumblane, who has received a strange letter from James WHYTE, a legal manager in Melbourne regarding her brother James BENNET, supposedly recently jailed and needing money.  He has five adult children in London, 4 daughters and a son, who are better placed to help than she.  Police report on Bennet, who is c57 years, Scottish, and somewhat eccentric.  8 pages, List 34.

PEACH, Charles, sought by niece Mrs A. WALLACE, West Dulwich, London England, in 1910.  He was Governor of Ballarat gaol at some stage.  Not found.  7 pages, List 67.

PEACOCK, Mrs. Jane, Stockport England, wrote in 1910 re James HANDS or RAGION. Police listed and traced every person named HANDS in Melbourne directory, but could not trace James. 20 pages, List 5.

PEARCE, Mrs. Henrietta, of Toronto Canada, wrote in 1901 re a man named either Richard or Thomas MARSHALL who married a Miss Margaret VAUGHAN in Ireland c50 yrs ago and left for Australia. 2 pages, no effort made to trace. List 18.

PEARCE, Captain Richard William.  Sought by Ottawa Trust & Dep. Co., of Ottawa Canada, in 1898; last heard from in 1871.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

PEARCE, Sarah, C/- Charles Smith, Oldham, Lancashire, wrote in 1896 re her brother Ricahard JENNINGS, from Lt. London near Brill, England, who left there c50 years ago.  His parents were Philip and Sarah.  2 pages, List 33.

PEARCE, Thomas, of Exeter West, Devonshire England, wrote in 1918 re his sister Mrs. Emma COURT.  Found.  6 pages, List 18.

PEARSON, Mrs. M., Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re her husband James, a ships fireman, she has 2 children to support.  Their son James at Mentone is located and will send money.  6 pages, List 54.

PEARSON, William Henry, left Wood’s Hotel in Melbourne in 1899, leaving property behind.  He was an engineer, c48 years old.  In 1900 his brother in law Dr. James LITTLE of Maryport UK, asks police help to find what happened; believes he may have suicided.  17 pages, List 38.

PEAT, Mrs. George Nelmes, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1895 seeking Richard and George NELMES, formerly of Tasmania; found.  6 pages, List 30.

PEHRSSON, W. of Stadsmaklare Sweden, wrote in 1901 to Robert A. THOMPSON & Co., periodicals importers, asking for help in finding his brother, who arrived here in 1854, was living at Bendigo and using the name John PETERSON. He had had a letter from Karl VAN DAMME who told him his brother was paralyzed. Letter was passed to police who confirm details. 7 pages, List 15.

PENDERGAST, Richard, sought by James COTTER, detective, Detroit Police Department in 1898.  He left Mitchelstown Co. Cork Ireland c45 years ago, last heard of in Melbourne, would now be c70 years.  Pendergast and Prendergast families contacted, but not found.  14 pages, List 24.

PENGELLY, W.H.  of Landsborough, Cornwall England, wrote in 1902 on behalf of Mrs. Emma LEAN of Penstraze of the Crown Land of Blackwater, Cornwall, re her son William John LEAN, who left there in 1889 for Australia, and was once at Broken Hill.  His father is death and mother is anxious to hear from him.  3 pages  List 5.

PENROSE, Miss Margaret Jane, of Launceston Cornwall England, wrote in 1907 re her uncle William WILLS, a native of Liskeard, who went to Ballarat 20-40 years ago. He was her late mother’s brother. 6 pages, List 14.

PEOPLES, Charles J. of Philadelphia USA wrote in 1918 re his uncle William, who left Co. Londonderry Ireland c1860 and had a sheep farm in Australia. He promised his late father that he would try and trace him. Not found. 10 pages, List 6.

PEPPER, Richard and unnamed wife, once servants of George CRAWSHAY of London, emigrated to Melbourne c1854 with their son William aged 13 years.   Crawshay has heard the parents have died and is willing to pay  for William’s return to England, 1855.  9 pages.  List 4.

PERCEVAL, Montague W. Cairns, (Dr.). Deserted wife Jane in Melbourne, 1900. He was in New Zealand, believed heading for Cape Town South Africa, with Mrs. Agnes PORTEOUS passing as his wife. Jane is heading for London via Cape Town and asks police for assistance. South Africa police report he has already arrived.

PERLOWITZ, Chaim, Bialystock, Russia, wrote in 1909 re his son Joseph, 21 years, not heard from for 18 months (very touching letter).  Found.  5 pages, List 61.

PERRETT, W.H., of Perrett & Mona, London, wrote several letters in 1908 seeking his former housekeeper Helen HARRISON, who had sold up his property, cleared out with the money and believed heading for Melbourne.  She was 40 years, well educate, clever and dangerous.  She had left her husband a long time ago.  Not found.  14 pages, List 57.

PERRY, John, formerly of Wigan, Lancashire, a miner, left there in 1852.  His daughter Elizabeth JONES nee PERRY inquires for his whereabouts in 1892, but he was not found.  4 pages, List 2.

PESCIO, Andrea. Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1905 seeking information on him. He was Italian, born 1843, said to have been in Bendigo in the 1860s. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

PETRY, Ludwig, sought by German Consul in Melbourne in 1910, on behalf of his mother in Mahlsdorf near Berlin; last heard from at Walhalla in 1907.  Not found.  5 pages, List 27.

PEYTON, – Miss, sought by relative Mrs T.E. WILLIAMS, Bangor, North Wales, in 1909.  Her father was Charles Yates Peyton, the writer’s brother, and her mother kept a boarding house in Melbourne.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

PEYTON, Richard Charles, sought by John A. JOHNSTON of Belfast Ireland in 1897.  Formerly in Royal Irish Constabulary, went to Australia and joined force here.  Found.  4 pages, List 25.

PFOUNDES, C., writes from Kobe, Japan, in 1905 re members of his family.  Brother J. Elam POUNDS found and handed letters, but when informed of this, he takes exception.  He also objects to lack of respect shown in police response: as former commanding officer of H.M.C.S. Victoria  he should be addressed as Captain.  11 pages, List 27.

PHALM, Mrs. T.W. of Halifax Nova Scotia wrote in 1917 re her brother Robert J. HILTON, who once lived at Black Flats near Oakleigh; his brother has died. Police find he also is dead. 3 pages, List 6.

PHELPS, R.V., solicitor, Dunolly.  Chief Constable of Worcester England wrote in 1896, asking if he has moved as he hasn’t answered friends’ letters.  Found; letter from Phelps on file.  7 pages, List 33.

PHILLIPS, Mrs. Aubrey, Berea, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1912 re her brother Austin HARRIS, last heard from in South Yarra 3 years ago; not found.  10 pages, List 32.

PHILLIPS, Daniel of London England, wrote in 1914 re his son Joseph who left there in July 1913 for Victoria as an assisted emigrant, and hasn’t been heard of since. He is 18 years old. Police fail to locate him. 10 pages, List 7

PHILLIPS, George Newell, wrote from Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand in 1895 re Frank FORD, relative of his wife’s, who had written asking them to pay his far there as he was unable to get work.  Asks for confidential report on him.  He and his late sister Rosina were formerly in Industrial School.  6 pages, List 31.

PHILLIPS, Gordon Watts, left England in the 1870s, married, last heard of at Albert Park about ten years ago, sought by brother Basil Watts Phillips, King’s Bench Walk, London, in 1903.  Found.  13 pages, List 45.

PHILLIPS, Mrs. Margaret. Sought by her brother Thomas SMITH in Mataura New Zealand in 1899. Her daughter who was born in Invercargill drowned in the Yarra river c1893. Not found. 16 pages, List 17.

PHILLIPS, William Noble.  Chief Commissioner asks details in 1914; is in Sale gaol for failure to pay maintenance to wife; order taken out at Walhalla in 1912.  Is part owner of a mine at Gaffney’s Creek and a suspect buyer of stolen gold.  9 pages, List 32.

PHILPOT, Mary Ann, Invercargill, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 her husband James, who deserted her and their four children 20 years ago.  6 pages, List 48.

PICKERING, J.E., wrote from Penruddock, Penrith, Cumberland England, in 1910 re his brother George H., who left England in 1907 and was a ship’s engineer. He has heard he is dead. Sydney police report speaking to him in 1910. 11 pages, List 13.

PICKERING, James. Solicitors from Penrith Cumberland England, write on his behalf in 1910 re his son George H. Pickering, c32 years, a marine engineer. He received a letter from Jack FARRELL telling him his son had died on a voyage from Singapore, and seeks confirmation, which cannot be found. 11 pages, List 12.

PICKERING, Robert, wrote in 1894 from Newcastle on Tyne England, re his brother William Thomas Pickering, who left Stockton on Tees c10 years before.  In Chicago he used the name of George HENDERSON, now believed to be in Ballarat.  Letter to brother on file, mentions Charlie, Arthur, Violet, Jenny, Jack, Andrew, George.  5 Pages.  List 4.

PICKHAM, Mary E., San Francisco USA, wrote in 1907 re her sister Mrs. Edward L. SPENCE and brother Joseph P. WALSHE.  7 pages, List 57.

PICKLES, Anna, wrote from Keighley, Staffs, England, in 1896 re her brother in law John FERGUSON, last heard of as in the employ of Model Dairy Co. Kew.  Found working for Andrew CHIRNSIDE at Werribee Park.  10 pages, List 33.

PIGGOTT, A.F., Folkeston, U.K. wrote in 1898 re brother Cornelius who left in 1874 for Qld., was last heard of in 1882, and believed to be in Victoria.  He was born in Waterbeech Cambridge, aged about 40 years.  12 pages, List 24.

PILLAI, C.W. Kathiravale, police magistrate, Jaffna, Ceylon, wrote in 1892 re Benjamin LINDSAY, formerly of Ceylon, working as a book-keeper in Victoria.  7 pages, List 2.

PINFOLD, Mrs. Ann of Shrewley, Hatton, Warwick England, wrote in 1908 re her sister Jane POPE, who went to Australia more than twenty years ago and married H.J. SAUNDERS an ironmonger. Not found. 4 pages, List 13.

PINKERTON, Nellie, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1916 re her father Richard, now 55-60 years, who left her in an orphanage after her mother’s death 20 years ago.  He was a ship’s cook, Scottish.  She has a brother Robert, 24 years and is in poor health.  Not found.  5 pages, List 52.

PIPER, Mrs. E.E.B. of Washington USA, wrote in 1915 re her brother Frank M. BARRETT. Police find he left for England some months before, his letters were to be forwarded to New York. 6 pages, List 7.

PLATT, J.W. (Rev.) of Bristol England wrote in 1899 re his aged mother Matilda, whom he had left in Melbourne; his last letter has been returned. Police find he has sold her assets and is of questionable character. 3 pages, List 17.

PLEWS, Laura (Mrs. Arthur Gordon Plews). Sough by Mrs. Button of King’s Langley Herts. England in 1918. She was an old friend, and hadn’t heard from her for 30 years. Police find her. 4 pages, List 11.

PLUMB, Herbert, 36 years, sought by brother F. Plumb of Thornton Heath, Surrey England in 1897; last heard of in 1889 on Defiance.  11 pages, List 25.

POND, Thomas, of Datched, Bucks, England, wrote in 1862 re the property of executed criminal Henry COOLEY.  His wife is Cooley’s sister; their brother William is dead.  5 pages, List 5.

POOL, Joseph Charles and wife, sought by her mother Mrs James LYNCH, Glen Park, California in 1910.  She was American but he was Australian.  She was found in Convent under name Lizzie LYNCH, having run away because of his cruelty.  Also on file is a letter from Joseph seeking his wife.  22 pages, List 63.

POPE, William Henry alias HOPE; charged in Birmingham England with fraudulent insolvency etc.  Wife Sarah deposited money in a Melbourne bank, and in 1892 wrote from Chicago USA trying to claim it.  Bank officials informed police.  3 pages, List 3.

POPPENS, W., wrote from Seattle, Washington US in 1907, asks if his wife still has the Central Club Hotel in North Melbourne, and if their two daughters are with her.  5 pages, List 26.

PORRITT, Mrs. M. Cape Town, South Africa, wrote in 1917 re her husband M.W., who sailed for Australia some months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  6 pages, List 50.

PORTER, Alfred William.  Sought by mother at Easting near Faversham Kent England in 1905 and by brother Thomas, 20 years, serving in army in India.  Her husband Alfred, a florist, had deserted her and sailed to New Zealand with their two sons and a daughter in 1884, but had died on board ship.  Richard was one of the brothers.  14 pages, List 20.

PORTER, Harold Edward, 17 years, left England in 1914 for Victoria, last heard of in 1915 as returning home, but had not arrived in 1916.  Mother Mrs. A. Porter, St. John’s Square, Great Clacton Essex, anxious.  Not found.  13 pages, List 52.

PORTER, R.E., editor of the ‘Evening Telegram’ in Kerkimer New York, wrote in 1900 re newspaper report on the doings of a Dr. Charles H. BALDWIN there, supposedly from Melbourne.  Local police confirm no such person.  5 pages, List 38.

PORTEOUS, William J., sought by Leith Parish Council, Scotland in 1917. Mary McLEOD or PORTEOUS and her 3 children are being supported by the Council. Her husband, a native of Edinburgh, aged 35 yrs, enlisted in the Aust. forces in April 1916, promising that she would receive an allotment [allowance] from his pay, but none has been received. Police find he did enlist, but deserted a month later. 8 pages. List 6.

PORTER, F.A., wrote on behalf of Mrs. Maria U. BACH of St. Louis, MO, USA, in 1895 re her daughter Jennie, now aged about 40 years.  Jennie left Baltimore some 14 years ago, with her adopted brother Christian BLECK, a barber, and was probably known as Bleck.  He is about 60 years of age.  Mrs. Bach is a widow and wants to find her daughter, whom she gave into the care of Mr. Bleck’s mother when she was 4 years old.  2 pages, List 4.

PORTER, Mrs. J.E., Trematon Castle, Saltash, Cornwall, England, wrote in 1905 re Charles WRIGHT, freemason, 41 years; his wife, who was her parlourmaid, hadn’t heard from him for 3 years.  14 pages, List 47.

PORTNER/PARTNER, Fritz, sought by Louise MARET of Regent St. London, in 1916, has not heard for over 3 years. Found, but does not wish to correspond with her. 4 pages, List 6.

PORTWAY, Leonard Frank, 13 years, sought by father A., Hendon, London England, in 1911; missing for 2 months, disappeared on way to school.  5 pages, List 69.

PORTWAY, T. of London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Peter PORTWAY who had been killed in Melbourne in 1913. He had been living with Frank INCE. His widow wants his property sent to her in London, but Ince hasn’t answered letters. Ince maintains he has had no reply to his letters to the widow. 3 pages, List 10.

POTTER, Mrs. Jane, of Belfast Ireland. Series of letters from 1908 to 1918 re her husband Edward, and the lack of maintenance from him. A photo of him is on file. [See instructions re cost of photographs] 37 pages, List 6.

POSTLE, Benjamin.  Sought by Belinda BRENNAN, Detroit, Michigan, USA IN 1902.  She is his sister Belinda’s only daughter.  He was from Blofield, Norfolk England.  The family of Benjamin POSTILL are investigated, but not the correct family, as they were from Hull.  10 pages, List 43.

POUNDS, Harry and unnamed sister, sought by solicitors in Winchester England in 1900; entitled to a legacy.  They were children of Henry Bellingham Pounds.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

POWELL, Frank.  Information sought by Chief Inspector of Police, Boston, US in 1898, on behalf of an attorney friend, who wanted to know whether was married, his occupation etc.  Police find he is a travelling salesman for the Peerless steam cooker, 4 page brochure on file.  List 24.

POWELL, George, wrote in 1892 from Slatford via Edinburgh Scotland, re his brother Joseph, was in the Detective Force in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 2.

POWELL, H.M.A. wrote in 1913, using illustrated letterhead of Horse & Groom Hotel, Colwell near Malvern, England, seeking details of admission to Victorian police force. His parents are about to give up the above business. He has served five years as a sergeant in the Territorial Army. 2 pages, List 12.

POWELL, James, sought by sister L. ALSOP of Blaenavon, Mon., England in 1897, last heard of in Melbourne in 1894, accountant, 47-50 years of age; parents are anxious about him.  Found.  6 pages, List 35.

POWELL, John Florance. Series of letters from wife, in Woolwich Common England, commencing in 1913. He had served in the London police and came to Victoria with his brother in law J.H. WHEELER in 1912. They took up a small farm, but Powell was suffering mental problems and was admitted to a lunatic asylum, then later released. London police also make enquiries. 37 pages, some damaged, and a photo. See instructions for cost of a copy of a photo. List 8.

POWER, Edmund.  San Francisco solicitors wrote in 1918, asking help in finding this man, last heard of living in Melbourne.  His brother Thomas done some years previously. Thomas had been born in Co. Wexford Ireland in 1858, his mother was Mary McDONOUGH.  4 pages, List 18.

POWER, William A., of Waterford Ireland, wrote in 1897 re John McGRATH, native of Hospital, Co. Limerick Ireland, who left Waterford in 1889 for Melbourne.  7 pages.  List 4A.

PRATT, Ada, Slough, Bucks, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband Thomas Charles, a diamond cutter, believed in Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

PREDIGER, Emmy.  Information sought by Schweizerische Bindfabenfabrik in 1915 on behalf of her mother Lady Betty, who hadn’t heard from her for a  year, when she said she was returning home.  She formerly worked in their manufacturing business before travelling.  Not found.  6 pages, List 54.

PRENDERGAST, James F., of Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland, wrote in 1897; he was 19 years, gave his employment history and applied for the Victorian police force.

PRENDERGAST, John, wrote in 1892 from Strand Union Workhouse Edmonton, Middlesex, England, re his sister Catherine who left England in 1856 and married William Henry ARCHER.  Police find she married – ORCHARD.  11 pages, one torn.

PRESTON, John, sought by brother Thomas of Barrow in Furness, Lancashire England, in 1916. He went to Australia  c.1911. 4 pages, List 6.

PRESTON, R.S. of Dundrum Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1919 re his great uncle William REILLY who was a Cobb & Co. driver many years ago and a wealthy man. Police find he died penniless. 9 pages, List 16.

PRESTON, William Deane.  His solicitors RAMSDEN of London write in 1897 requesting police help in ascertaining true situation.  He is on a round the world trip and keeps asking for large sums of money.  Police find he is gambling.  12 pages, List 25.

PRICE, Charles, c/- Miler & Co., Button Willow California USA, wrote in 1915 re sisters Alice Price and Mrs. Laurence HARRISON who arrived in Melbourne in 1885; not found. 6 pages, List 8.

PRICE, Mrs. H. of Toorak Victoria, asks for police help in 1918 in getting her daughter Florence home from Fiji. She went there as governess to the Slovi Estate, Nadie, with Mrs. NICHOLLS, and has complained to her mother of ill treatment by the woman. 4 pages, List 16.

PRICE, H.W., Oldbury Police Station, near Birmingham England, wrote in 1913 seeking information re joining the Victorian police force, he was 22 years and single. 3 pages, List 12.

PRICHARD, Rose, of Poughkeepsie, New York USA wrote in 1915 re her sister Lillian Mabel Prichard, now Mrs. Percy HAYNES. Found. 6 pages, List 8.

PRIOR, Thomas or GIBSON, sought by brother James, South Shields, England from 1906-1909.  He hadn’t been heard from since 1880 when in Hilston NSW.  A number of people named Prior were interviewed, but he was not found.  32 pages, List 59.

PRIOR, William, West Bromwich Workhouse. Nicholas WITHERS, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, wrote on his behalf in 1911; he believed someone was advertising for him.  His mother’s name was MULDOWNEY.  18 pages, List 69.

PROBERT, Elizabeth, of Manchester England, wrote in 1916 re her brother Arthur. His first wife died and he married a second time to a woman with two sons of her own. Army records searched, but not found. 17 pages. List 6.

PULLEY, Ann, wrote from Cranfield near Newport Pangell, Bucks, England in 1892 re her son William who left India in 1890.  2 pages.

PUNCHARD, Dorothy, wrote in 1908 on behalf of her grandmother who was at Brookstone, Dartmouth, Devon, and wanted to contact her son Albert Adams COUCH, last heard of in South Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 58.

PURCELL, Patrick F., left Denver USA in 1892, escaping gambling debts.  His father Martin has been searching for him.  His wife Mary writes, as does his brother in law Thomas F. BERRY, in 1899, think he might be in Melbourne as he has a cousin there.  He is identified as Oliver LANDY, and is interviewed, but hasn’t seen him.  Some good family detail in the file.  8 pages, List 36.

PURNELL, Walter James, of Sherston Magna, nr Malmesbury Wilts, England, wrote in 1919.  He wife had left him in 1912 and travelled to Melbourne with other people from Barry Docks in Wales, named William WAKEHAM and – HILL; she was formerly Louisa NEALE.  He asks police to find her, but the letter is quite insulting, and they decline.  7 pages, List 19

PURNELLE, J.L., wrote from Denver, Colarado US in 1905 re William Riley CONKRIGHT, c75 years old.  Not found.  4 pages, List 27.

PYLE, Jane Porteous Reid, Cove Gardens, Gourock, Scotland, wrote in 1916 re her husband James Horne Pyle, who had not sent her money since 1911 and is in Melbourne.  Found, he declines and casts aspersions on her character, which she denies.  File covers 1916-1918 when he died.  27 pages, List 50.

PYMAN, Thomas William.  Sought by wife in U.K. in 1898, c55 years, (her letter not on file.)  Police find he was mining in the north east with Francis MELVILLE, and the pair cleared off, owing their partner Benjamin EDWARDS, 70 years, money.  15 pages, List 24.

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QUIN, J.D. of Galveston Texas USA, wrote in 1894 re Francis DE LACY, who he thought lived in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 4.

QUINN, Daniel, sought by sister Winifred, who wrote from the Convent of Mercy, Los Angeles USA in 1909.  She had not seen him for years and had heard he was in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 48.

QUIRK, Mrs. Mary of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1915 re her son James SMYTH, a jockey, someone had told her he was dead. She had written previously in 1913 and police located him, as they did this time. ‘If you do happen to find my son, he will be glad to hear his step father is dead.’ List 8.

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a’BECKETT, Malwyn, Melbourne, 1862, for employment as a clerk, 2 pages, List 26.

ADAMSON, John Alexander, Queenscliff, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly working in Melbourne but through ill-health living with parents there.  Father Walter writes in support.  10 pages, List 23.

ADCOCK, Alex. P., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

ADCOCK, G.C., Melbourne, 1859, has been in business in Melbourne since his arrival in 1859, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 18.

ADDIS, Arthur Alexander, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House.  3 pages,  List 2.

ADDISON, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Reader in Legislative Council, or clerkship; has been connected with the Herald newspaper.

ADDISON, George F., Melbourne, 1857.  For Keeper of Powder Magazine.  6 pages, List 3.

ADDISON, Glentworth, Collingwood, 1854, for clerk’s position, father was an officer in 2nd Dragoon Guards, encloses testimonials. 6 pages.

AFFOY, John, Ballarat, 1856, Chinese native, seeks appointment as interpreter.

AGAR, Alexander, Melbourne, 1856, joined Ordnance Service in 1825, served for 12 yrs, both his father and son died in action, is in a distressed state.  4 pages, List 2.

AGNEW, James N., Melbourne, 1861, was messenger in Insolvency Court for 17 years, retrenched, gives background, seeks increase in gratuity, letters of support, 8 pages, List 26.

AITKEN, John, Broadford, 1857, for Registrar for local electoral district. 4 pages, List 3.

AKEHURST, Mr. 1860, Introduced by P.M. Geelong, for office of Clerk of the County Court there.  3 pages.

AKEHURST, A.P.  Clerk of Petty Sessions Geelong, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 8 pages.  Further letter, 3 pages, List 24.

AKEHURST, Arthur P.  Acting C.P.S. Geelong, 1856, applies for permanent appointment. 9 pages.

AKEHURST, W., Buninyong, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 2 pages, List 13.

ALDCORN, Andrew, Shoalhaven, 1857, two letters re appointment of emigration agent, 12 pages.  List 2.

ALDWELL, J.A., Melbourne, 1853.  Solicits appointment in Post Office; series of letters.  22 pages.

ALDWELL, J.A., Melbourne, 1857, renews application for employment.  2 pages, List 4.

ALLAN, Thomas, Maryborough, 1862, applies for Coroner there, Dr. F.M. Laidman writes ltter of recommendation, 4 pages, List 27.

ALLEN, John, Collingwood, 1851, for Inspector of Denomination Schools, was Secretary at Melbourne Hospital, lectured at Mechanics Institution, involved in Gas Company.  In Glasgow was Chaplain to the Seamens Friend Society, has established a boys & girls school at Collingwood.

ALLEN, John, Collingwood, 1856, wrote for the Weekly Dispatch in Governor La Trobe’s time, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

ALLEN, John, Rangitikei, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1908.  3 pages, List 45.

ALLEN, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is deputy registrar there, 2 pages, List 7.

ALLEN, Thomas, Ballarat, 1857, formerly in British Army, imprisoned by Ballarat rioters and his property destroyed, seeks employment, two letters.  8 pages, List 4.

ALLEN, Thomas E., Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1907 seeking to join police force; his brother E.G. is in the NSW force.  3 pages, List 44.

ALLEY, J.H., Sandhurst, 1861, for re-employment, 3 pages, List 26.

ALLEY, J.H., St. Kilda, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 31.

ALLISON, Edward D., (M.D.), Ballarat, 1857, for medical officer to Chinese there.  4 pages, List 3.

AMOS, Mark, Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

AMSINCK/ANISINCK (?), Eugene.  Wrote from Herald Office Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 25.

AMSINCK, Eugene, Fitzroy, 1861, for employment, 4 pages, List 31.

ANDERSON, W.T., Melbourne, applied to join police force in 1908.  He had served in the Transvaal Town Police force at the rank of Sergeant.  4 pages, List 45.

ANDERSON, William H., Melbourne, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, has worked in brother Robert’s legal office, 2 pages, List 36.

ANDREWS, P.J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference from Argus editor on file, knew him in Adelaide.  3 pages, List 4.

ANDREWS, R.H., Sandhurst, 1861, for clerk, 2 pages, List 22

ANGUS, James, Castlemaine, 1857, joined Royal Horse Artillery in 1845, discharged injured, then employed as warder on hulk, then as convict guard at Fremantle, gives background, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there. 9 pages, List 4.

ANKETELL, John, Richmond, for appointment, reference on file, two letters, 5 pages, List 4.

ANKETELL, John, Richmond, 1857, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 2 pages, List 39.

ANKETELL, John, Richmond, 1859; for employment.  2 pages, List 6.

ANKETELL, John, Castlemaine, 1856, for Magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

ARBUCKLE, Alexander, Sale, 1856, for Coroner, reference on file.  4 pages, List 34

ARCHER, Henry G., Melbourne, 1856, offers his services as a member or secretary of  Board of Enquiry into the Penal Dept.

ARCHER, Henry G., Melbourne, 1856, to be appointed a Stipendiary Magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

ARDLIE, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

ARDLIE, Robert William, Richmond, 1860, for employment; gives background, arrived 1841 etc.  3 pages, List 24.

ARMITAGE, G.H., Prahran, 1862, for employment.  3 pages, List 26.

ARMSTRONG, David, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, a surveyor, 3 pages, List 4.

ARMSTRONG, David, Melbourne, 1857, formerly Inspector of Police and Commissioner of Gold Fields, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  3 pages, List 2.

ARMSTRONG, John S., Geelong, 1862, for County Court judge while incumbent on a year’s leave, references from Ireland on file, 12 pages, List 30.

ARMSTRONG, Thomas, Oakleigh, 1862, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 6 pages, List 29.

ASSUE, William, Melbourne, 1857, Chinese, naturalized, for interpreter at Castlemaine in place of deceased John Ohey.  2 pages. List 2.

ASTON, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 6 years residence in Melbourne, two letters.  5 pages, List 7.

ATCHISON, William C., Rokewood, 1857, had a school at Geelong which failed, now has a small school there, but insufficient for his means, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 2.

ATKIN, Walter, Chiltern, 1860, a solicitor, has a wife and 7 children; for employment, List 20.

ATKIN, Walter, Chiltern, 1860, for employment, was at Amherst previously, has a wife and 7 children, 4 pages, List 21.

ATKIN, Walter, North Melbourne, 1862, has a family of 9, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

ATKINS, John, Geelong, 1857, Commissioner of Insolvent Estate, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

ATKINS, W.H., Melbourne, for promotion, 2 pages, List 27.

ATKINSON, Benjamin, Melbourne, 1857, for inspector of schools.  5 pages. List 2.

ATKINSON, Benjamin, Brighton, 1857, for inspector of schools, is professor of ancient and modern languages and mathematics.  12 pages, List 4.

ATKINSON, Charles James, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

ATKINSON, G., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, 1856.

ATKINSON, John P.  Melbourne, 1856, for Reader to Parliament, formerly employed at Herald office, reference on file.

ATKINSON, John Prichard, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

ATKINSON, R.B., Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of the Bench, Echuca, already in public service, 2 pages, List 19.

ATKINSON, Thomas G. Collingwood, 1856, for re-employment, formerly in Melbourne post office and in English civil service; two letters.

ATKINSON, Thomas G., Legislative Assembly Chambers, 1857; for appointment as chief clerk in post office.  4 pages, List 3.

ATKINSON, Thomas Greenham, Collingwood, 1856, for a position anywhere in government.  2 pages. List 2.

ATKINSON, Thomas Greenlaw. Collingwood, 1855-56.  Employed for 8 yrs in GPO London, resigned June 1852, employed in G.P.O. here, gives details of his resignation; seeks another position.  24 pages.

ATKINSON, W., Ballan, 1854, of Atkinson & Pepper; medical advice is to give up sheep farming, seeks CPS there. 3 pages.

ATTWOOD, Henry, Richmond, for employment, is destitute, 3 pages, List 34.

AUSTEIN, Sigmund, Melbourne, 1859, for employment as an interpreter, 3 pages, List 9.

AUSTIN, George, letter in support from Hugh Childers, was formerly in Sir Wm Denison’s household; wants employment in Parliament House.  4 pages, List 2.

AUSTIN, George, Wiliamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in public service, 3 pages, List 7.

AUSTIN, J.L.S., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is an attorney.  2 pages, List 35.

AUSTIN, J.L.S., Melbourne, 1859, some years an Attorney, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 8.

AUSTIN, John J., Beechworth, 1860, brother in law is Bishop of Glasgow W.S. Wilson, 3 pages, List 20.

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BACON, John, Carisbrook, 1858, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 41.

BACON, John, Avoca, 1859, for Bailiff of County Court at Amherst, 2 pages, List 8.

BACOT, H.L., Collingwood, 1852, draftsman, gives his English experience, 2 pages, List 13

BAGGETT, Mark, Geelong, 1857, formerly in Sheriff’s department in VDL., dishonesty of business partner has left him destitute, seeks employment.  3 pages, List 4.

BAGNALL, John, Myers Flat Sandhurst 1858, for Bailiff, 34 years, married, had testimonial from Lady Gipps [not on file] 3 pages, List 41.

BAGOT, R.C., Melbourne, 1862, for appointment as sworn valuator, 2 pages, List 27.

BAILEY, Charles, Melbourne, 1858, was formerly clerk at Wakefield House of Correction, 3 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, William, Melbourne, 1862, accountant, has a large family, paid fares of others to emigrate, some of whom haven’t paid him back yet.  3 pages, List 29.

BAKER, Arthur A., Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 2 pages, List 36.

BAKER, Arthu A., Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

BAKER, George, Melbourne,1856, testifies to fitness of John Henry CLOUGH for appointment as J.P.

BAKER, Heighbert [?] Melbourne, 1853, was a government surveyor in Natal, gives background, 4 pages, List 15.

BALDWIN, David W.  Melbourne, 1856, formerly in Store Dept., at Heathcote, seeks re-employment under govt., first entered government service over 25yrs ago as an officer in a cavalry regiment.  Copies of references from Alfred J. Agg, John B. Hodgson and Rev. John Reid.  6 pages.

BALDWIN, David N.  Northcote, 1857, formerly in Commissariat Dept. at Heathcote; note from Peter Lalor on file.  7 pages, List 4.

BALDWIN, Gardner Henry, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, Cambridge graduate, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BALDWIN, J.F.H., Melbourne, 1859, formerly a clerk ‘at home’, seeks position as Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

BALLENTINE, William John, North Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page,  List 37.

BALLENTINE, William John, North Melbourne, 1859, requests return of references left in 1858, 2 pages, List 22.

BANKART, E.H., Melbourne, 1858, for assistant inspector, Eastern Market, 1 page, List 37.

BARBER, George, Melbourne, 1856, offers services to negotiate in England for arrangement of mail.

BARFOOT, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

BARLEE, Charles H., Melbourne, 1856, brother is Colonial Secretary in Western Australia, for government employment.  3 Letters.

BARLEE, Charles H., Melbourne, 1859, for clerkship, 5 pages, List 12.

BARLOW, John, Richmond, 1858, for re-employment, late Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 6 pages, List 37.

BARLOW, John, Richmond, 1859, asks re-employment, has a wife and three children, 3 pages, List 12.

BARNETT, Adolphus R., Sandhurst, 1860, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

BARNETT, Edward, Benalla, 1853, for position as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

BARNARD, E., Waranga, 1857, for Police Magistrate at Kilmore, 2 pages, List 39.

BARNARDO, Augustus, Pentridge,1859, seeks another govt position, 2 pages, List 8.

BARR, James, Oakleigh, 1860.  No application, but reference from locals in support, 2 pages, List 19.

BARR, James, Oakleigh, 1862, is acting Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks another appointment, references on file, 10 pages, List 29.

BARRETT, Ernest George, steward on RMS Ormuz, applied for police force in 1909, had been 14 years in Royal Marines; 31 years, married.  3 pages, List 46.

BARRETT, John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly postmaster at Watergraphill Ireland, references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

BARRETT, R., Melbourne, 1856, messenger Crown Lands Office, applies for a similar position elsewhere, is a native of Frankston. 3 pages. List 2.

BARRIE, Alexander W., South Brisbane, applied for police force in 1911; 31 years. 3 pages, List 48.

BARRINGTON, E.E., Melbourne, 1853, for a position as surveyor/engineer, 2 pages, List 15.

BARRY, Edward  Melbourne, 1857.  Was chief clerk of the Resident Magistrates Court at Auckland NZ for 8 yrs.  4 pages.

BARRY, Edward, 1857; reference from L. Mclachlan, gives his background, 3 pages, List 38.

BARRY, Edward, Ararat, 1860, for clerkship in law department, 4 pages, List 23.

BARRY, Edward, Ararat, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 7 pages, List 24.

BARRY, Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for appointment in solicitor general’s dept., his father is known.  4 pages.

BARRY, William H., Kyneton, 1857, encloses letter from Mrs. Caroline CHISHOLM in support of his application.  5 pages, List 2.

BARTHOLD, J.P., Fitzroy, 1862, for re-employment, references on file, 6 pages, List 26.

BARTON, Edwin, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor; copies of English testimonials on file, is a civil engineer, 5 pages, List 13.

BARTROP, George F., St. Kilda, Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment in Parliament House, gives employment history.  3 pages, List 2.

BARTROP, George F., St. Kilda, 1858, for electoral registrar, 5 pages, List 34

BARTROP, George F., Melbourne, 1860, for appointment, 3 pages, List 19.

BASTIAN, Ronald H., Wendouree, 17 years, wrote in 1918 seeking employment in the force; reference on file.  7 pages, List 44.

BATES, William D., Melbourne, for permanent employment, 5 pages, List 24.

BATES, William D., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, references on file, 6 pages, List 30.

BATES, William D., Melbourne, 1863, for clerkship in law department, 3 pages, List 35.

BAUKART, E.H., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 16.

BAXTER, William, St Kilda, 1862, for Inspector General of Schools, 5 pages, List 28.

BAYLEY, C., Launceston, Tasmania, 1910.  Applied for detective force; educated at Oxford, has references from Tasmanian MPs.  3 pages, List 46.

BAYLY, Richard Griffith, late of Brighton, 1854, was held up by bushrangers Bradley & O’Connor, details case, was formerly a mill owner, corn merchant an auctioneer, seeks government employment.  6 pages.

BEAN, Cornelius, Geelong 1857, long time resident, testimonials from locals on file, seeks government employment. 4 pages, List 3.

BEARDMORE, P.C., Kirkham, Lancashire, England, for police force, 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

BEASLEY, Charles, Melbourne, 1853, formerly in government employ, seeks re-employment, 3 pages, List 15.

BEATTY, George.  Melbourne, 1857.  Two letters, served in Department of War and Board of Works in Ireland; copies of testimonials on file.  7 pages, List 3.

BEDFORD, Charles, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

BEGGS, John Henry, Melbourne, for permanent employment, 2 pages, List 26.

BELCHER, W.R., Melbourne, 1857, has been fifteen years clerk of the Bench in Melbourne, asks police magistrate position at Kilmore.  4 pages, List 4.

BELCHER, W.R., Melbourne, 1857, for Police Magistrate at Kilmore, 2 pages, List 39.

BELL, Carly C., Fryers Town, 1856, for clerkship, is a cousin of Edward Bell, immigration agent. 2 pages, List 2.

BELL, E.C., Ballarat, 1862, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks a transfer, 2 pages, List 29.

BELL, Edward, Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment as clerk, references on file, 7 pages, List 36.

BELL, Robert, Ballarat, 1860, for employment as police magistrate, can speak and read Chinese.  2 letters.

BELLAIRS, Eugene, Melbourne, 1853, for a position as a contract surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

BELLIN, John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

BELSTEN, Albert Victor, Christchurch, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1908; 4 years in London King’s Rifle Brigade.  2 pages, List 45.

BENNETT, George, Lucerne House, for emigration agent.  Has extensive business experience in Scotland, his then partner John TAYLOR now a bank manager in Sydney, lists others who could supply references, has a large family.  5 pages, List 2.

BENNETT, H.O.  Bendigo, 1856.  Applies for re-appointment ; joined 1852 Castlemaine, has held various clerks positions, including to Castlemaine police. 7 pages.

BERNARD, F.N., Ararat, 1858, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 41.

BERNARD, Frederick Robinson, Melbourne, 1857.  Formerly in police force, left to go into business but has been unsuccessful; gives military history of family and seeks government position.  10 pages, List 3.

BIBLE, Arthur, Melbourne, 1857, clerk in revenue branch, seeks advancement, has been eleven years in public service. 5 pages, List 2.

BIERS, H., Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 2 pages, List 13.

BIERS, J. Thompson, Inglewood, 1862, is Clerk of Courts there, seeks transfer for health reason, 3 pages, List 29.

BINGAY, Thomas V.B., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

BIRCHALL, W.H. South Yarra 1860, formerly in Treasury Dept. Retrenched, now seeks position in Attorney General’s office.  5 pages.

BIRD, R.A., Melbourne, 1854.  Employed in government printing office, seeks another position as the hours are too long.  2 pages, List 3.

BLAKE, Charles, town crier of Melbourne, 1856, references on file, seeks government employment, 4 pages, List 4.

BLAKSTON, John, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, is a clerk, 3 pages, List 23.

BLUNDEN, J., Mount Bolton, 1861, for coroner, 4 pages, List 31.

BLUNDEN, J., Mount Bolton, 1862, for coroner, 3 pages, List 30.

BLUNTISH, Archibald Kinn, Melbourne, 1856, late Lieut. H.M. 9th Infantry, for clerk in Post Office.

BODDY, Joseph, 1858; letter from John Watson on his behalf, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 41.

BODEN, Albert V St Lutz, Digby, 1856, for re-appointment in police force.

BODEN, Albert Von St Luz.  Digby, Portland, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, formerly in police force.  Petition from c40 residents re establishment of Court there on file.  10 pages, List 40.

BOGUE, James, Melbourne, 1856, late of the Irish Police, for messenger in Parliament House, served for 18yrs.  3 pages. List 2.

BOHUN, H.W., Geelong, 1857, for census enumerator at Grant, formerly held this position.  2 pages,  List 2.

BOHUN, W.F.B., Geelong, 1857, for census enumerator at Grant District.  2 pages.

BOLTON, George Hammersley, Geelong, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 3 pages, List 36

BONE, Stanhope, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BONNER, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House.

BONNETT, William, Moonee Ponds, applied for police force in 1911; father was in force, 29 years.  2 pages, List 48.

BONSEY, William Henry  Geelong, 1857. For Inspector General of Penal Establishments; is a Police Magistrate.  3 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND

BOOBIER, William J., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BOOKER, George, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, is an attorney, references on file, father a private friend of the Governor, 12 pages, List 36

BOOKER, George, Melbourne, 1859; is an attorney, seeks clerical employment, 2 pages, List 6.

BOOTH, R.O., Ultimo, in 1909 applies to join police force; 27 years, farmer, offers bribe to be selected.  Local police report he was probably drunk when he wrote.  4 pages, List 46.

BOSTOCK, Robert, Horsham, applied for position in Sheriff’s office, 1891.  2 pages, List 42.

BOURKE, James. Dandenong, 1857.  Engaged to take an Iron Lock up to the country on behalf of government, was not paid promptly and now in financial strife; seeks government employment, is 46yrs old.  3 pages.

BOWEN, L.P., Gisborne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 12.

BOWEN, L.P., Gisborne, 1862, for Coroner there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 28.

BOYD, Robert, Melbourne, 1852, a surveyor, seeks position, 4 pages, List 13

BOYD, William, Belfast, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 12.

BOYES, William Watson.  Mother Elizabeth writes from Kyneton, 1858; is the widow of a clergyman, seeks employment for her 22 year old son.  3 pages, List 35.

BOYLE, J.  Barrister, Ararat, 1860, seeks position of local revising Barrister of the Mining Byelaws there, 2 pages.

BOYLE, Roger, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

BRACHE, J., Melbourne, 1853, is a civil engineer.  2 pages, List 15.

BRACHEN, George, c/- Stuart & Co., Mt Floride, Glasgow, applied for police force in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

BRACK, William, Benalla, 1858, for Bailiff, was 20 years in police force, 6 years as Chief Constable, 2 pages, List 40.

BRADSHAW, Joseph, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, list of references.  3 pages, List 2.

BRADSHAW, Joseph E., Sandhurst, 1857; late Lieut 12th Royal Lancers, his cousin is Lt. Colonel Bradshaw, late of the 77th Regt.  For keeper of the Powder Magazine there.  3 pages, List 2.

BRADY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at parliament, formerly corporal in 96th Regiment, bought discharge 1844, subsequently in Tasmania and Victoria police.  3 pages, List 2.

BRADY, William,  Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

BRAGG, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act at Carisbrook, reference enclosed, 3 pages, List 4.

BRANKER, Francis, Beechworth, 1860, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, reference from residents on file, 6 pages, List 23.

BRASINGTON, A.A., Kogarah, Sydney, applies for police force in 1906.  1 page, List 43.

BREDIN, Thompson, 1856, letter from a Mr. Foster gives his background, 3 pages, List 4.

BREEN, Thomas, Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly chief constable there, references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BRENNAN, Patrick, Dunolly, 1859, for Court House Keeper, 2 pages, List 10.

BRENNAN, Patrick, Dunolly, 1860, for cleaner’s position in Court House there, has a family, 3 pages, List 21.

BRETON, H.  Warrnambool, 1856, M.D. Edinburgh University, for appointment as Coroner at Warrnambool.

BRETON, H., Warrnambool, 1859, for Coroner at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 18.

BRETT, J.H., Back Creek, 1859, for Coroner; gives medical and family background, 4 pages, List 9.

BRETT, William G., Beechworth, 1862, requests transfer from position there, reference on file, 7 pages, List 28.

BREW, George, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Taradale, was a CPS in Ireland, reference on file, 4 pages, List 39.

BRICK, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BRIDGES, F.A, East Melbourne, 1856, for employment as copying clerk, Legislative Assembly, two letters.

BRIDGES, Frederick, Melbourne, 1857, is a government clerk, asks position as assistant librarian.  3 pages, List 3.

BRIERLY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly employed in government, 2 pages, List 7.

BRISCOE, Robert Villiers, Melbourne, 1854, was a Lieut. In H.M. 25th Regt., for Superintendent of a Hulk.  5 pages.

BRITTER, Alfred, Richmond, 1857, for position as clerk in parliamentary library.  2 pages, List 3.

BRODIE, George, Melbourne, 1861, for Warden at Dunolly, has had ‘considerable experience of goldfields matters’.  4 pages, List 32.

BRODIE, Henry, Melbourne, 1859, is a nephew of Sir Benjamin Brodie, for employment, 4 pages, List 11.

BRODIE, James C., Melbourne, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, 2 pages, List 4.

BRODIE, John Charles, Melbourne, 1857, old colonist, for employment.  4 pages, List 4.

BROMLEY, Samuel, Melbourne, 1854, 50 yrs old, is licensed to preach by the City of London, asks to be made a stipendiary magistrate on the goldfields.  3 pages.

BROOK, Henry.  Seeks promotion in 1860, references on file, 6 pages, List 23.

BROOK, Henry, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 27.

BROOKS, John, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, an unsuccessful digger. 2 pages, List 8.

BROPHY, John Townsend, Buninyong, 1857, for mining surveyor position there; petition in support on file.  5 pages, List 3.

BROPHY, Michael, Parliament House, Melbourne, applicant for employment as messenger at Parliament House, requests return of testimonials, which is done.  3 pages, List 2.

BROSNAN, John Thomas, Belmont, Geelong, applied for police force in 1917, formerly in RAN; 32 years.  M.P. Alexander PEACOCK queries his rejection.  12 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Henry Bromfield, Geelong, applied for position as valuator in 1891; references on file, 9 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1860, for Supreme Court messenger, is that in the Public Works Department, 1 page, List 21

BRUCE, Alexander McCrae, Melbourne, 1860, is nephew of Captain George Ward Cole who provides reference, and Captain McCrae.  3 pages, List 24.

BRUCE, John A., Adelaide, SA., 1856, for position as assayer, studied in Royal College of Chemistry, London, gives employment details.  3 pages. List 2.

BRUCE, William, Melbourne, 1861, has followed pastoral pursuits, but now seeks employment, 2 pages, List 31.

BRYAN, William, Melbourne, 861, brother in law of James Cowie MP, lost his money in mining venture, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 26.

BUCHAN, David, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

BUCHAN, Laurence F., Melbourne, 1857, for any government situation.  2 pages, List 2.

BUCHANAN, William P., Melbourne, 1859, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 18.

BUCIRDE, William Henry, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

BUCK, A.E., Richmond, is under height for the police force; in 1911 asks if there is some other department he could join.  2 pages, List 47.

BUCK, Charles, Plenty, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

BUDD, J., Mount Dorian, 1859, formerly in service, resigned, seeks re-employment, 2 pages, List 19.

BUDD, J.W. Seymour, Geelong, 1858, for a clerkship, currently a messenger, 4 pages, List 14

BUDD, R.H., Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  2 pages, List 3.

BULL, George, (M.D.) Pleasant Creek, 1860, application to be appointed Coroner there.  Petition in support from locals, and two letters casting doubt on his suitability from chemist Alfred B. CLEMES.  14 pages, List 21

BULL, George, (A.M. & M.B.) Sale, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 6 pages, List 31.

BULL, J., Resident Warden, Castlemaine, 1857, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  Spent nearly nine years in NSW convict department, gives other background details.  12 pages. List 2.

BULL, John, Collingwood, 1855, injured on board ship on voyage out, formerly in a solicitor’s office in London, has a wife and children to support, arrived December 1854.  2 pages, List 40.

BUNCE, Richard, Back Creek near Amherst, 1859, for Coroner; has to support his brother’s family as well as his own, 4 pages, List 12.

BUNNETT, Templeton, Geelong, 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat; reference on file.  4 pages, List 5.

BUNNETT, Templeton, Geelong, 1860, for employment, references on file, 12 pages, List 24.

BURSHEM, F.H., Hobart, 1852, formerly in Ordnance Department, for draftsman/surveyor, 2 pages, List 13

BURGER, D.G., Melbourne, 1857, has been 2nd officer on H.M. Cutter Loelia, but now out of employment, applies for position on the Victoria.  2 pages, List 2.

BURKE/Edmund/Edward, Clerk of Petty Sessions Williamstown, 1859, for Police Magistrate’s position at Daylesford, reference from local magistrates on file, 6 pages, List 6.

BURKE, Edward, Clerk of Petty Sessions Williamstown, 1860, for Clerk of County Court,  nearly 7yrs there, is a solicitor of 15yrs standing, previously applied for Daylesford, supporting letter from chairman of Municipality, Thomas Stewart.  6 pages.

BURKITT, Walter, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act,  as collector of electoral lists.

BURNE, W.P., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in penal department, asks for position in Treasury Department now that a vacancy has occurred. 3 pages, List 2.

BURNE, William Pitt, Williamstown, 1856, for position in Parliament House, or any other position that may became vacant. 4 pages, List 2.

BURNS, M.S., Milson’s Point Sydney, applied for police force in 1908, formerly in Qld force; 31 years.  3 pages, List 46.

BURNS, Robert, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BURRELL, W.J., Bacchus Marsh, 1859, for position as Bailiff, 2 pages, List 9.

BURTON, J.A(?) Melbourne, 1857, two letters, an attorney, arrived 1853 from Sth Aust., had spent 13 years there, 4 pages, List 39.

BURY, F.J., Melbourne, 1856, late Gold Commissioner at Creswick, applies for re-appointment in public service.

BURY, F.J., Melbourne Club, 1857, for appointment as colonial storekeeper; formerly in Gold Commission as Commissioner at Creswick, resigned due to ill health, 2 letters.  7 pages, List 2.

BUSSELL, George, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 3 pages, List 13.

BUST, R., Prahran, 1857, for electoral work.  2 pages, List 4.

BUTLER, Edward Gerald, Melbourne, 1858, for appointment in district police court, his brother Villiers held the same position.  3 pages, List 4.

BUTLER, G.V., Colonial Barrack Master, 1854.  Seeks appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  3 pages, List 3.

BUTLER, V., Melbourne, 1857, formerly clerk in Equity Office, discharged when government reduced numbers, seeks another position. 3 pages, List 2.

BUTLER, Walter, Rushworth, 1856.  Applies for position of Chinese Protector and Sub Warden there.

BYRNE, Alexander.  Richmond, 1860, for position as Bailiff and subsequently as messenger County Court.  4 pages.

BYRNE, James P., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

BYRNE, Mathew, Melbourne, 1860, seeks promotion, 2 pages, List 23.

BYRNE, Myles P., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 6.

BYRNE, Myles P., Sandhurst, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 6.

BYRNE, Myles P., Melbourne, for employment, is reading for the Bar, 5 pages, List 21

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CADDELL, Jackson, 1858, is in police force and Clerk of the Bench at Casterton, recommended for promotion, 2 pages, List 41.

CADDEN, J.A.P., Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 40.

CADDEN, Robert, Melbourne, 1857, for promotion, has been in public service for 14 years, has wife and 7 children, 3 pages, List 36

CADDEN, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for re-instatement, had been dismissed, 4 pages, List 29.

CADDEN, Simon, Mt. Bolton, 1862, for Coroner at Learmonth, 2 pages, List 28

CADMAN, Frederick Thomas, Richmond, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House; encloses memorial signed by M.P.s, businessmen etc.  4 pages, List 2.

CALIER/CALIN, John, Creswick, 1860, for Bailiff, references on file, 5 pages, List 19.

CALLAN, Alexander, Melbourne, 1853, Scottish, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

CALWELL, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CALVERT, James, Dunolly, 1859, unsuccessful candidate for employment, alleges corruption in decision, 5 pages, List 6.

CAMPBELL, C.A., Sandhurst, 1857, for permanent position, is acting clerk, 1 page, List 39.

CAMPBELL, Frederick, Melbourne, 1853, is a brother of Major Campbell, a draftsman, 3 pages, List 13.

CAMPBELL, G.M., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 3 pages, List 4.

CAMPBELL, G.W. City police court, 1860, applies for Mr. Cadden’s position in event of his promotion, Capt Standish can supply reference, has known him for 8 yrs.  3 pages.

CAMPBELL, George, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, a clerk, 2 pages, List 23.

CAMPBELL, James, Melbourne, 1853, studied surveying in Canada, engineering in the U.S., worked on Erie and Panama canals, 3 pages, List 15.

CAMPBELL, Malcolm M., Melbourne, 1862, is nearly fifteen years old, son of late Norman, late Registrar General, 2 pages, List 29.  Same letter, 2 pages, List 32.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1859, for re-instatement in public service, was retrenched, father held important offices in the government, 5 pages, List 17.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1860, repeats application, 3 pages, List 20.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1860, for re-appointment, gives background, 3 pages, List 23.

CAMPBELL, Norman Ruthven, Melbourne, 1858, for employment, son of Norman.  List 37.

CAMPION, Henry, Collingwood, 1859, for employment, is from Ireland, 3 pages, List 8.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Kingower, 1860.  Residents recommend him for Coroner, 4 pages of signatures, derogatory comment by official, 6 pages, List 25.  Writes from Redbank, 1860, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 25.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Redbank, 1861, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 22.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Redbank, 1861, for Coroner, 2 letters, 4 pages, List 31.

CANNAM, Charles C., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CARIG, Henry, Benalla, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, a former planter in the Isle of Grenada, 3 pages, List 5.

CARIG, Henry, Benalla, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, has a large family to support, 4 pages, List 5.

CARIGE, Henry, Benall, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 19.

CARKEET, William, Heathcote, 1857, for Coroner’s position.  2 pages, List 2.

CARLILE, John, Whitehaven, 1857.  Letter to Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, asking for assistance in getting his third son John Ogle Carlile, a promotion, is in Victorian police force,  gives family background.  Covering letter from the Earl. 8 pages, List 2.

CARNEY, J.V., Sydney, applied for police force in 1910; 26 years.  3 pages, List 47.

CARPENTER, A.J.W., Featherston, Wairarapa New Zealand.  Applied for employment in police force in 1911. Had been in both London and NZ police.  Small photo on file.  2 pages List 47.

CARR, C.W., St. Kilda, 1855, late secretary gold field commissions, for future employment.  Further letter 1856.  6 pages, List 2.

CARRICK, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger/bailiff, has been 7 years in colony, 2 pages, List 39.

CARROLL, E., Geelong, 1856, for government employment .

CARROLL, Henry, Melbourne, 1853, for appointment at Gisborne, 2 pages, List 34.

CARROLL, Henry, Melbourne, 1852, father a Dublin solicitor, had a letter to Sir Charles Fitzroy, 3 pages, List 40.

CARROLL, Thomas, Richmond, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.  Encloses testimonial.

CARRUTHERS, Francis, in Dublin Police force, asks requirements for Victorian force in 1911.  3 pages, List 48.

CARSE, Alexander R., Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1909, seeking to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 46.

CARSON, J.B., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CARTER, Albinuo (?) Jno, Audit office, 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court, 3 pages.

CARTER, Charles C., St. Kilda, 1860, formerly in government employment, retrenched 1855, seeks re-employment, 4 pages, List 25.

CARTER, James, South Melbourne, 21 years, born Victoria, sought position in police force in 1909.  Local police advise against.  5 pages, List 46.

CARTER, Rose E., Matlock House Caulfield, wrote in 1916 asking if any vacancy in the police hospital; she is a trained nurse. 3 pages, List 43.

CARVER, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CASEY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, testimonial on file. 3 pages, List 2.

CASEY, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

CASHMORE, Michael, Melbourne, 1859; a resident for upwards of twenty years, seeks police magistrate position, 3 pages, List 11.

CASHMORE, Michael, Ballarat, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

CASTIEAU, J.B.  Beechworth, 1856, applies for postmaster position there, currently gaoler, references on file.

CASTLE, Mr.  Recommended by Charles Clifford of Wellington, has been tutor to his children, 1860, 2 pages, List 24.

CASTLE, Andre, Melbourne, 1856, is in Police Office, reference on file, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

CASTRO, J. de S., Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, List 36

CASTWOOD, George, Belfast, 1860, for employment, 5 pages, List 24.

CATTANACH, Thomas, North Melbourne, 1856, has acted as interpreter for the Gaelic language.  1 page, List 40.

CAULTON, John, Richmond, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, testimonials on file; 4 pages, List 8.

CHALK, John Alfred, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

CHAMBERS, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, M.D., for Coroner, Sth Australian references on file, 9 pages, List 38.

CHAMBERS, Henry, Geelong, 1858, late coroner of the city of Adelaide, 1 page, List 41.

CHANDLER, Lewis, Melbourne, 1858, for an appointment, 2 pages, List 15.

CHAPMAN, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, printed testimonials on file, son of Captain James T., formerly worked for Nottingham Water Works Co., 6 pages, List 4.

CHAPMAN, Thomas H., Melbourne, 1858, seeks employment, his wife is niece to the late John Robertson of Hobart Town, 3 pages, List 37.

CHARTER, William, Portland, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is sergeant of police, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CHAUNCY, Phillip, Melbourne, 1853, for position as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

CHERRY, John Michael, Everton, 23 years, engine driver, married, applied to join police force in 1917; supported by A. BILLSON, MLA.  10 pages, List 42.

CHEW, Thomas, Brighton, 1857, for electoral roll collector, reference on file, two letters, 5 pages, List 4.

CHIARINI, Ernest, Kew, applied to join the police force in 1906 but was rejected; asks for another trial.  7 pages, List 42.

CHILDS, Archibald, Melbourne, 1858, for analytical chemist, late lecturer at Manchester, gives background, 5 pages, List 37.

CHISHOLM, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

CHOFIN, F.J., Poona, India, applied for clerical position in police force in 1913; has been in Australia and intends returning.  2 pages, List 47.

CHOMLEY, A.W., Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, gives employment history, 7 pages; appointed to law position, 2 pages, List 23.

CHOMLEY, R.B., Prahran, 1856, for appointment as Serjeant at Arms.

CHRISTOPHERS, Henry , Castlemaine, 1857, for emigration agent.  Has long experience in commercial and maritime matters.  4 pages, List 2.  CONNECTION FOUND

CHRISTOPHERS, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for J.P., was vice consul in Brazil, town clerk of Castlemaine, 4 pages, List 39.

CLAPCOTT, A.E., Balham, London, applied to join police force in 1911; was in force there.  3 pages, List 48.

CLAPHAM, J.H., Melbourne, 1859, for government employment, 2 pages, List 6.

CLARK, Edward, Sandridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 32 years, married with a family, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CLARK, Stephen George, Ballarat, 1857, for employment, ‘one of the pioneers in the establishment of legitimate drama on Ballarat’; recommendation from residents on file, 9 pages, List 4.

CLARKE, Alexander, Maryborough, 1860, for re-appointment as Superintendent of Buildings there, petition from residents and reference from Council, 5 pages, List 28.

CLARKE, Alexander, Maryborough, 1861, late overseer of buildings, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly a law clerk in England, resident for seven years, 3 pages, List 11.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1860, for employment, gives background etc., 3 pages, List 20.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 31.

CLARKE, George, St. Arnaud, 1861, for re-employment, formerly Warden’s Clerk.  3 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Thomas, Melbourne, 1854, late overseer of Houseless Immigrants Institution, previously in department of Crown Lands; wants post office position; has a wife and two children dependent on him.  5 pages.

CLARSON, William, Victoria Parade, 1856, for clerkship or similar in government, where shorthand would be useful, asks Colonel A. Davidson to help; his letter on file also.  7 pages, List 2.

CLAY, Frederick Lord, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, a resident of  20 years, is a solicitor.  2 pages.

CLEARY, Michael.  Melbourne, 1855.  Office Keeper, applies for appointment for his only brother, [unnamed] a Sergt in the 99th Reg at Hobart, has served over 25yrs in army, now discharged, wife has died, has 3 children to support,   4 pages.

CLERKE, Adam,  Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CLOUGH, J.H., Melbourne, 1857, for Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

CLOWES, Joseph, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 32.

COALES, David, Collingwood, 1857, nearly ten years in colony, details experiences, for employment, 10 pages, List 4.

COBB, A., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, reference from James H. Ross on file, 5 pages, List 27.

COCHRANE, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 5 pages, List 7.

COGAN, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; employed as rate collector, references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

COGHILL, D.M.K., East Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

COLDHAM, John, Branxholme, 1859, for police magistrate there, 4 pages (faded writing) List 17.

COLLES, Abraham, Dandenong, 1859, is acting Clerk of Petty Sessions, asks for permanency, 3 pages, List 6.  (see also COLLIS.)

COLLES, Abraham, Whittlesea, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, two letters, 5 pages, List 31.

COLLES, Abraham, Yan Yean, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 32.

COLLES, Richard, Castlemaine, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

COLLES, Richard, Castlemaine, 1861, is Deputy Sheriff there, for Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 32.

COLLINS, Charles J., Inglewood, 1860, for Bailiff of the County Court, 3 pages, List 21

COLLIS, Abraham, 1862, for re-employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.  (See also COLLES).

COLLYER, William Bridge.  Pearson Thompson, barrister, Castlemaine, 1860, recommends him for a J.P.  3 pages, List 26.

COLLYNS, Davenport, Geelong, 1857, for employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 36.

COLLYNS, Davenport, Geelong, 1859, for a clerkship, gives background, 3 pages, List 8.

COLLYNS, Davenport W., Geelong, 1860, two letters, gives background, 9 pages, List 24.

COLLYNS, Davenport W., Geelong, 1860, for employment, List 25.

COLVILLE, Hugh, Richmond, writes 1857 asking for 6 weeks leave of absence, medical certificate enclosed – no details as to illness.  List 2.

COMBE, Matthew, Melbourne, 1860, for Crown Prosecutor’s position, 2 pages, List 23.

COMER, Martin Francis, applied for police force in 1916.  He was educated at Hunter’s Hill Sydney, has been in AIF.  1 page, List 43.

COMYNS, Charles.  Melbourne, 1856.  Applies for clerk assistant to Legislative Assembly; has been clerk in Leg. Council for last 2 yrs.  2 pages.

CONOLAN, Bernard, Dunolly, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Tarnagulla, 2 pages, List 27.

CONEY, Bicknell, Sandhurst, 1856, for warden on the goldfields, graduate of Exeter College Oxford.  3 pages, List 2.

CONNELL, William, Melbourne, 1859, for position for himself and wife as messenger and office keeper at Master in Equity department; father William was an Irish attorney, 3 pages, List 11.

CONNELL, William, Collingwood, 1860.  For appointment for himself and wife as Crier and Court Keeper in County Court, father a Dublin attorney.  Gives employment history, arrived 1852.  3 pages, List 20.

CONROY, Richard.  Alberton, 1851, constable, applies for position as chief constable at Flooding Creek.

CONSIDINE, J., Northcote, 1916, for clerical position in police force, has a slight physical disability, can’t do labouring; is 30 years.  Has previously worked as a sly grog detective.  4 pages, List 43.

CONWAY, James, Melbourne, 1858, formerly in police force, for employment as Turnkey, 2 pages, List 37.

COOK, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, testimonials on file.  8 pages. List 2.

COOK, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

COOK, F.C., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, in employ of C. Denny of Mount Moriac, 3 pages, List 4.

COOK, William, Daylesford, 1857, for appointment as Collector of Electoral Roll there.  2 pages, List 3.

COOKE, Samuel J., Geelong, 1854, late Sub Treasurer Geelong, seeks another appointment.  5 pages.

COOKE, William, Melbourne, 1857, for clerk of county court Beechworth.  4 pages, List 2.

COOKE, William, Melbourne, 1857, for employment at Beechworth, gives very detailed background, references on file, 13 pages, List 36.

COOKE, William, Beechworth, 1858, for Bailiff and Clerk there, 3 pages, List 6.

COOMBES, H., Staff Sgt Major, Port Louis, Mauritius, applied to join the police force in 1909, gives background, 27 years, Irish, married.  4 pages, List 45.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Brunswick, 1860, for a clerkship, has six children, 3 pages, List 21.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 4 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 27.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 29.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for any vacancy, 2 pages, List 30.

CORCORAN, William Henry, Sandridge, 1856, applies for appointment as librarian at public library, was from Co Wicklow, copies of testimonials on file.

COSTELLO, Peter, Collingwood, 1860, for Keeper of the County Court, worked as a cabinet maker in Dublin, 3 pages.

COSTIN, E.T., Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor like his father, 3 pages, List 13.

COTT, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is valuator for Melbourne corporation, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

COUCHMAN, Margaret, Hawthorn, applied for an increase in allowance as court cleaner, 1891.  3 pages, List 42.

COUGHLIN, John E., Fitzroy, applied for detective force in 1917, 27 years, married, son of Constable Coughlin; no vacancy.  3 pages, List 42.

COURTIS, John, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

COURTNEY, Francis, Audit Office, 1860, for employment as messenger in Insolvent Court, reference on file.  3 pages.

COURTNEY, Francis, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 19.

COURTNEY, Francis, Audit Office, 1860, for messenger elsewhere, is assistant messenger there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 21

COWAN, Thomas, Ballarat, 1857, mining surveyor, for appointment as principal surveyor there, 3 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, G.E., Herald Office, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment, encloses copies of testimonials from former employers, is 33, married, and the son of an Irish gentleman, is the accountant there.  3 pages, List 2.

COWLEY, G.E., Richmond, 1857, actuary, arrived 1852, lists employers, 2 pages, List 39.

COWPER, William, Tarnagulla, 1859, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 17.

COYLE, Matthew J., 1856, for government employment, is eldest surviving son of late James of Dublin, gives family history, references on file, 12 pages, List 4.

COX, Alexander Dick, Wedderburn, 1859, for position as Bailiff, reference on file, 5 pages, List 22.

COX, Alexander Frederick, Wedderburn, 1858; applies for appointment as Coroner there, 3 pages, List 4.

COX, Francis Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, surgeon, for appointment, wife is niece of Benjamin Powell, references on file, some duplicated.  12 pages, List 39.

COX, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, testimonial enclosed.

CRABBE, Thomas, Portland, 1856, in legal partnership with Mr. Dodd, seeks Coroner’s position, 2 pages, List 40.

CRABBE, Thomas, Dunolly, 1861, for Coroner, is a solicitor, married and has a family, 4 pages, List 32.

CRAIG, G.N., Melbourne, 1858, for police magistrate; formerly held Grange station near Hamilton, gives background.  5 pages, List 5.

CRAIG, G.N., Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate at Portland during incumbent Blair’s absence. 3 pages, List 6.

CRAIG, G.N., Collingwood, 1859, for police magistrate, has been a Commissioner of the Peace for over 6 years; his booklet Register of Deeds and Change of Laws relating to Real Property on file, 14 pages, List 18.

CRAIG, R., Mentley Farm, Puckeridge, Ware, Hertforshire, England, applied to join police force in 1911; he was a Scot, 30 years.  2 pages, List 48.

CRANFORD, [CRAWFORD??] W.N., Melbourne, 1857, details government employment history, auctioneer at Castlemaine, retrenched, 10 pages, List 41.

CRAVEN, John, Prahran, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act. testimonials on file.

CRAVEN, John, Prahran, 1856, further letter re  employment under new Electoral Act.

CRAVEN, John, Town Clerk, Prahran, 1857; for Collector of electoral roll.  3 pages, List 3.

CRAVEN, Richard B., Prahran, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives background, 2 pages, List 16.

CRAWFORD, Francis, Fitzroy, 1860, for office of court keeper and crier of the county court, has been acting as constable there, and previously at city police court.  2 pages.

CRAWFORD, Francis, Melbourne, 1862, is in police force, for Bailiff position, 2 pages, List 30.

CRAWFORD, William, Melbourne, 1853, has worked in Scotland as a surveyor, two letters, 3 pages, List 15.

CRAWFORD, William N., McIvor Creek, for magistrate’s position, two letters, 4 pages, List 16.

CRAWFORD, William N., E. Melbourne, 1857, two letters, declines position as less than previously paid, 4 pages, List 39.

CRAWFORD, [CRANFORD??] W.N., Melbourne, 1857, details government employment history, auctioneer at Castlemaine, retrenched, 10 pages, List 41.

CREBER, P.W., Melbourne, 1857, for clerkship, reference on file, 4 pages, List 38.

CREUZE, A.W., Ballarat Times Office, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in Sth Aust. Government service, 2 pages, List 39.

CRICHTON, Peter, Donnybrook, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

CROOK, Joseph Thomas, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, memorial from residents on file, 5 pages, List 7.

CROOK, W.E., Gisborne, 1862, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 28.

CROSLAND, George, Dunolly, 1859, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 17.

CROSLAND, George, Inglewood, 1860, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 23.

CROSS, W., Warrnambool, for employment on the railways.  Left London to join brother in law William HURST in Melbourne, but his business turned bad.  3 pages, List 34.

CROSSEN, Henry, Smythesdale, 1860, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 21.

CROWE, T.H., Tranmere, Birkenhead England, wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 26 years, in force there.  Small photo in uniform.  6 pages, List 47.

CROWE, W.L., Millicent, South Australia, applied for police force in 1915, was rejected by military; reference on file.  5 pages, List 44.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles Edward, Melbourne, 1857; has been informed his position in the Audit Office is to be abolished, seeks another appointment.  4 pages, List 3.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles, Melbourne, 1857, retrenched from Audit Office, gives background, son of a clergyman, has a M.A. etc., 2 pages, List 38.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles E., Sandhurst, 1862, seeks transfer to coastal position, List 30.

CRUMPE, [PUMPE?], Francis, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, held similar position in Dublin, 3 pages, List 7.

CUE, George, Kilmore, 1852, for employment, references on file.  List 28.

CULLEN-WARD, William, Sydney, wrote in 1907 giving full details of his son Stanley’s army and police work in Cape Town and asking for a position in the Victorian force.  He was currently in Mombasa, had been a bodyguard to royalty etc. 2 pages, List 44.

CUMMING, Edward, Steiglitz, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 7.

CUNLIFFE, Edmund, Fryers Town, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, was acquainted with Govr. Barkly, 1 page, List 38.

CUNLIFFE, Edward, Melbourne, 1857; previously in 3rd Royal Lancashire Militia, seeks position as junior Warden on the goldfields.  2 letters, 8 pages, List 3.

CURR, Edward M., Uabba, Lachlan River, Deniliquin, 1861, for employment, father Edward, of St Helliers, was a long-time employee.  Two copies of same letter, sent to different officials.  8 pages, List 26.

CURR, Walter, 1861, for permanent position, is employed temporarily, 3 pages, List 33.

CURRAN, James, [no address] 1856, returned from Crimea, seeks government employment, was in Navy.

CURRIE, John, Ararat, 1857, for Coroner, is a doctor.  4 pages, List 39.

CURTAIN, Mary, Richmond, widow of John, late MP, asks for job for son Patrick John in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

CURTAIN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1857, as messenger at Parliament House, is a brother of Mrs. Dwyer of Barible Hills, 2 pages, List 4.

CURTAYNE, Thomas W.R., Charlton, 1860, for Coroner at Fiery Creek, 2 pages.

CURTIN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1857, for position as messenger at Parliament House, references on file; 2 letters, is a brother of Mrs. Dwyer of Mount Moriac.  6 pages  List 2.

CURWOOD, J.B.  Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

CUSACK, James B., Buninyong, 1857, for position of mining surveyor.  Two letters, 7 pages, List 3.

CUSWORTH, Joseph, Collingwood, 1854.  Formerly a clerk in La Trobe’s office, resigned; now seeks government employment.  9 pages.

CUTCHON, W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Messenger to Parliament or any other government employment.

CUTHBERT, George, Ballarat, 1858, for a clerkship; is married, with three children, has been connected with the law.  3 pages, List 5.

CUTHBERT, George J., Melbourne, 1861, gives address, 2 pages, List 22

CUTHBERT, Henry G., in Survey Dept., 1856, applies for some better appointment; as it does not become the son of a commissioned British Officer.

CUTHBERT, Kingston, Melbourne, 1853; two letters is a son of an officer in the 82nd Foot, reference on file, 3 pages, List 15.

CUTTEN, Charles Edward, Sandhurst, 1860, an attorney, seeks re-appointment, 3 pages, List 28.

CUTTEN/CUTTER, Charles Edward, Sandhurst, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 36.

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DAER, Walter T.  Wrote from Meredith in 1899, son of the late police Sergeant of Belmont.  Gives schooling, ‘from private reverses’ seeks government employment.  2 pages, List  41.

DAILY, George Philip, Collingwood, 1857, formerly in Customs at Southampton, for employment, 2 pages, List 4.

DALY, Dennis Bowes, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 11.

DALY, James, Warden, Ballarat, 1857.  Forwards application from brother Jerome for government employment, some background given.  Three letters, 9 pages, List 3.

DALY, Jerome, Ballarat 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat, 3 pages, List 5.

DANBY, Henry William, Smythes Creek, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 9.

DANIELL, John, Brighton, 1860, for employment, 4 pages, List 20.

D’ARCY, De Burgh, Melbourne, 1857, applies for re-instatement in government service, appointed sub inspector of police 1853, gives details of service, discharged when government reduced numbers. 12 pages, List 2.

D’ARCY, L.G., Kurugama [Tea] Estate Peradeniya Ceylon, applied for police force in 1907.  2 pages, List 44.

DASH, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 5 pages, List 7.

DATE, F.A., Woady Yallock, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, N.M., Geelong, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 4 pages, List 13.

DAVIDSON, William E., Melbourne, 1862.  Matthew ROBINSON of Bothwell Tasmania, a relative, writes on his behalf; he is being retrenched from the public service.  Davidson’s letter to Robinson is written both across and down the page, and difficult to read.  6 pages, List 34.

DAVIES, Arthur, Prahran, 1856, applies for employment.

DAVIES, Edmund, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, copy of references on file, one from Manchester UK in 1855, 3 pages, List 28.

DAVIES, M.N. (?), St. Kilda, 1857, grandson of Sir Anthony HART, 20 yrs, was in Essex Rifles, 3 pages, List 36

DAVISON, Thomas, Ballarat, 1858, for clerkship, has wife and two children, formerly Bailiff, 2 pages, List 34.

DAVISON, Thomas, Ballarat, 1858, for Court Keeper and Messenger, formerly Bailiff there, references on file, 5 pages, List 35.

DAWSON, Henry G., Collingwood, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

DAY, John, Prahran, 1856, is the son of an Army officer who served in 7th Royal Fusiliers,  and in Peninsular Wars, and died in 1854 in London; he is 22, lost the use of his left arm through a paralytic stroke, seeks government employment.

DEAN, Henry Dacre, Korong, 1859, for Coroner; printed testimonials on file, 6 pages, List 9.

DEAN, Thomas, Kilmore, for Bailiff, formerly in 11th Regiment and police department, references on file and military parchment certificate, 7 pages, List 34

DE COURCY, James, Richmond, 1856, arrived Adelaide 1853, came to Victorian gold diggings, lost money, seeks employment, gives background, family in Co Cork Ireland, 43 years.  3 pages, List 40.

DEEGAN, John, Melbourne, 1862, in parliamentary stables, but services no longer required, seeks employment, 4 pages, List 27.

DELANEY, W.H., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government employ, but was reduced.  3 pages, List 4.

DELANY, -.  1856. Reduced from Immigration Office; George RUSDEN writes in his favour, has testimonials from ‘persons whose position and influence may be known to you, Lord Naas being one.’  2 pages, List 40.

DELPHINE, Frederick P., Devonport Tasmania, seeks employment in police force in 1917.  List 42.

DEMBINSKI, Le Comte Jean, Melbourne, 1856, offers his services in the Mining Dept.

DEMBINSKI, Count John, 1856, submits scheme to prevent bank forgeries.

DEMBINSKI, Count John, Melbourne, 1857, for employment in mining department, has now become naturalised. 5 pages, List 2.

DENNYS, Augustus Frederick, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DENNYS, Augustus Frederick, Ballarat, 1857, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 4.

DESPREZ, Frederic, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DEVINE, Lawrence, Melbourne, 1862, for messenger position, 2 pages, List 29.

DEVLIN, Bernard, Daylesford, 1880, for employment, formerly in Education Department.  4 pages, List 41.

DICKASON, John Greenwood, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 6 pages, List 7.

DICKSON, D., Wakarara via Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, applied for police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 46.

DILLON, J., Gunner, 4th Battery, R.F.A, Rawal Pindi India; applied for police force in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

DIVERS (?) George R., Bendigo, 1856, a newspaper agent, seeks clerkship, 2 pages, List 4.

DIXON, Henry R., Ararat, 1857, for Clerkship, has ‘served an apprecenticeship to a Lawyer in Scotland’.  4 pages, List 36.

DIXON, Thomas H., Superintendent of Convict Establishment at Fremantle, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; gives background.  File includes numerous references from government officials there.  18 pages. List 2.

DOBBIN, C.S., Police Court Williamstown, 1860, for promotion, 4 pages, List 24.

DOBBIN, C.S., Police Court Williamstown, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 4 pages, List 25.

DOBSON, James, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

DODD, Frederick William, Pleasant Creek, 1859, late Bailiff, seeks other employment, 3 pages.  Petition from residents recommending him, 4 pages.  List 10.

DONAGHY, John¸ Melbourne, 1857; appointed assistant training master at Model School, but position not renewed.  Complains of his treatment; background given.  29 pages, List 3.

DONNE, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

DOPPING, William, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act,6 pages, List 4.

DORAN, George, Melbourne, 1858, ships’ agent and broker, for Magistrate, 3 pages, List 41.

DOVETON, F.C., Melbourne, 1860, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 25.

DOVETON, F.C., St. Kilda, 1862, four letters seeking employment, references on file, 14 pages, List 27.

DOVETON, F.C.  File covers his resignation in 1860 after investigation of his behaviour, to requests for re-examination of his case and requests for employment in 1862, 44 pages.  Also 24 page large petition from Daylesford residents in his favour.  List 30.

DOVETON, F.C., St. Kilda, 1863, for Police Magistrate at Swan Hill, has suffered ‘great privations’.  4 pages, List 35.

DOWER, J.M. Bendigo, wrote in 1911.  Son John has been appointed a junior clerk in police force, but is teaching and needs to do one exam more; asks if appointment can be delayed.  3 pages, List 48.

DOWLING, E.C., North Dartmoor, queries rejection of son’s application for police force in 1909.  8 pages, List 45.

DOWNER, Henry, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine.  3 pages, List 2.

DOWNEY, Redmond, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

DOWNEY, Stephen, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1909 to join the police force; he was born Ireland, 27 years.  4 pages, List 46.

DOWNING, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, introducing Daniel S. LEESE for government employment.  Leese’s letter has copies of references from London and various ships’ captains under whom he served as purser.

DOYLE, J.T.F. [S.T.F.?] Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

DOYLE, James, Melbourne, 1861, for employment in railways; was for 20 years in the Irish constabulary, mostly in Co. Roscommon.  2 pages, List 33.

DOYLE, John J., Melbourne, 1857, for employment; applied before but not appointed, 3 pages, List 4.

DOYLE, S.T.F., [J.T.F.?] Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 40.

DOYLE, Thomas, Geelong, 1853, newly arrived from England, 39 years, has taught surveying, 2 pages, List 15.

DRUMMOND, William, Melbourne, 1857, was assistant commissioner of the gold fields at Avoca, but position abolished in 1855. Went to England, now returned and seeks reappointment in government service.   12 pages, List 2.

DRURY, A.H., Lincoln, England, in city police there in 1913.  Applies for force.  2 pages, List 46.

DRY, Richard, Lexton, 1856, requests assistance to enable him to practice as a conveyancer.

DRY, Richard, Temple Court, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 36

DRY, Richard, Sandhurst, 1859, is a relation of Sir Richard Dry of Tasmania, has a legal background, married, seeks assistance, 4 pages, List 17.

DUDGEON, T.V. Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House.

DUDGEON, T.V., Melbourne, 1856,  renews application for employment.

DUGGAN, James, Melbourne,1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House.

DUKE, Laurence P., Melbourne, 1853, Irish, is an engineer, 2 pages, List 15.

DUKES, Major Charles, Prahran, 1860, for Magistrate’s position.  3 pages, List 21.

DUMAS, A.G., Sydney, 1854.  Two letters re his appointment in civil service in Victoria.  4 pages, List 3.

DUNN, George, Collingwood, 1859, is in government service, wants another position, claims relationship to Richard Ireland, 3 pages, List 22.

DUNNE, Joseph, Melbourne 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has been dispenser at various goldfields; encloses testimonial from F. Knox Orme, Avoca.  5 pages, List 2.

DUNNE, William H., 1860, Bacchus Marsh, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.

DUNNING, Daniel, North Athlone, Co Roscommon Ireland, applied to join police force in 1913; 21 years.  3 pages, List 47.

DURHAM, Joseph Banks, Melbourne, 1858, father was private secretary to Sir Joseph Banks, gives background, 3 pages, List 35.

DURHAM, R.G., South Yarra, 1857, is an old colonist, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

DURHAM, Robert, Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

DWYER, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DWYER, John, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment, no personal details given.  4 pages, List 2.

DWYER, John, East Collingwood, 1862, for promotion, two letters, 5 pages, List 30.

DWYER, Peter, Geelong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives employment background, 3 pages, List 8.

DYER, A. St. John.  Williamstown, 1857.  For appointment of Ship Keeper on board one of the Hulks. 3 pages.

EADES, Henry, Melbourne, 1860, for crier and court keeper at County Court, 3 pages.

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EADES, Henry, Melbourne, 1860, seeks re-instatement as messenger, 2 pages, List 23.

EADES, N. George, East Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly a clerk of works in Colonial Architect’s office, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

EADES, Richard, Melbourne, 1857, for city Coroner, 3 pages, List 39.

EARDLEY WILMOT, Charles, Sorell, VDL, 1854, for assistant colonial secretary.  5 pages.

EARL, Francis John, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, 2 pages, List 39.

EARLE, Francis John, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment.  4 pages, List 2.

EARLE, James, Kyneton, 1859, for government employment, holds Londonderry testimonials, 3 pages, List 6.

EARLE, James, Melbourne, 1859, for position as porter, 3 pages, List 9.

EARLS, Thomas, St. Kilda, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

EASTWOOD, H.S., Belfast (Port Fairy) 1860, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 24.

EASTWOOD, H.S., Port Fairy, 1860, for Bailiff, ref on file, 4 pages, List 25.

EASTWOOD, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for position in Agricultural Dept.  2 pages, List 3.

EASTWOOD, Herbert, S.S. Cevic Melbourne, applied for police force in 1911; reference on file.  4 pages, List 48.

ECCLESTON, Herbert, Liverpool England; applied for police force in 1911, 22 years, is in force there.  3 pages, List 48.

EDDINGTON, H. Graham, Caramut, 1860, for position as a J.P., 2 pages, List 20.

EDKINS, Charles, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

EDWARDS, Joseph, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, resident nearly four years, 4 pages, List 4.

EDWARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, memorial from local residents in support, 4 pages, List 4.

EDWARDS, Frederick A., Municipal offices, Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Daylesford, 3 pages, List 5.

EDWARDS, James F., Black Forest, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 19.

EDWARDS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1860, he is Supreme Court Librarian, seeks position for brother in law (un-named), 2 pages, List 21

EGAN, James, Majors Line Station, 1861, for appointment as Commissioner of Peace, 3 pages, List 26.

EGAN, Stephen, Pentridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, long resident, 3 pages, List 7.

EGAN, Stephen, Pentridge, 1857; an old resident in district, seeks position as Electoral Registrar.  3 pages, List 3.

EICKE, F.W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment in public service, formerly clerk to the Bench at Colac, now an auctioneer.

EKINS, H.C.W., Castlemaine, 1861, for promotion, 4 pages, List 28.

ELDERTON, Charles Miles, Melbourne, 1857, recommendation from his father Charles on file, his mother is the daughter of Captain Prescott, killed at the battle of Salamanca, verifying letters on file, 15 pages, List 4.

ELKINGTON, John , Geelong 1855 and Melbourne 1856, 7 yrs in colony chiefly at Geelong in business, has a wife and 9 children.  8 pages.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1856, for clerk in one of the Legislative Houses;  arrived over 7yrs ago, engaged in business pursuits, but not a successful colonist.  Married with a family of nine children, has chiefly lived in Geelong and Queenscliffe.

ELKINGTON, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1856, for clerkship, 3 pages, List 40.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1857, for appointment as census enumerator at South Grant.  4 pages,  List 2.

ELLERY, Victor John, Ballarat, applied for the police force in 1909.  4 pages, List 45.

ELLIOTT, William.  Melbourne, 1857, seeks re-employment, services dispensed with in 1854.  Formerly in India, left Madras for benefit of health in 1852.  3 pages

ELLIS, -.  Petition from two clergymen at South Yarra and Prahran in his favour, he has been a solicitor for nearly fifty years, has been ill and unable to work, now destitute, they seek government employment for him, 2 pages, List 18.

ELLIS, Edward Davies, Dandenong, 1860, for a  clerkship, 3 pages, List 20.

ELLIS, Frederick, Melbourne, 1862, for Warden’s Office at Sandhurst, 3 pages, List 32.

ELLIS, Maurice, Melbourne, 1857, for government employment, brother is now chief clerk in sheriff’s office.  2 pages,  List 2.

ELLISS, John M., Dandenong, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

ELSTON, S.G., Hong Kong, applied to join police forece in 1911; 22 years, in British Army.  2 pages, List 48.

EMERSON, John, Melbourne, 1856, wants employment, reminds department they have his testimonials, 1 page, List 40.

EMERSON, John J., South Melbourne, 1856, solicitor in Ireland, for employment, two letters, List 40.

EPSTEIN, Baruch Leon, Melbourne, 1858, for employment in railways, 3 pages, List 15.

ESCOTT, W.P., Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship, 3 pages. List 2.

EVANS, M? Hornby, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Thomas Hornby, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Fitzroy, held same position ‘at home’.  3 pages, List 5.

EVANS, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

EVERSHED, H., Melbourne, surveyor, gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

EWING, Samuel, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

EXSHAW, John Jnr., Terowie, South Australia, applies for police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

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FAIRS, William, Pleasant Creek, 1859, for Bailiff there, recommended by Judge Clarke, 4 pages, List 18.

FALLON, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, formerly in police force, injured, 37 years in public service, asks employment as messenger Parliament House.

FARANGE, H., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

FARANGE, H., Campbellfield, 1857, is acquainted with road making.  2 pages,  List 2.

FARLEY, John Henry, 1860, seeks re-employment, references on file, 8 pages, List 19.

FARLEY, John Henry, South Yarra, 1860, further letter re employment, 2 pages, List 19.

FARQUHARSON, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for employment for his son Arthur, 2 pages, List 37.

FARRAR, A.V., Ballarat East, applied for employment in 1913; joined police force in 1888, left because of ill health in 1893.  4 pages, List 47.

FARRELL, Daniel, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

FARRER, James S., Buninyong, 1860, for re-instatement in public service, 5 pages, List 19.

FAWSSETT, Leonard, Beechworth, 1857; is clerk in police office there, seeks another appointment.  Reference from Robert O’Hara Burke on file.  6 pages, List 3.

FAYRER, Joseph, Melbourne, many years in government employment in England, copies of letters re his employment there, 12 pages, List 38.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, his current government position is to be abolished, seeks another, 5 pages, List 6.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, is being retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 6.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, formerly in government, 2 pages, List 8.

FEINAGLE, Charles Gregory, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

FENWICK, R. Wyndham, Melbourne, 1859, for Coroner of Ovens District, has been a Coroner in Tasmania, reference on file, 4 pages, List 10.

FERRIS, John, Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, was appointed schoolmaster on board the government emigration ship Statesman, recently arrived.

FIELD, John, formerly of Albury, carpenter, recommended for police force in 1887 by J.W. MacKAY, Selbourne Chambers, Melbourne.  4 pages, List 42.

FIGGES, J.A., Richmond, 1858, for appointment, 4 pages, List 40.

FILES, John, Collingwood, 1860, for messenger, holds public service position, but being discharged.  2 pages, List 19.

FINDLAY, John, Melbourne Club, 1859, M.D., for police magistrate at Portland during incumbent Blair’s absence, 4 pages, List 6.

FINN, P.J., Inglewood, 1861, for Crown Prosecutor, 2 pages, List 22

FINNIS, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FISHER, David, Roslyn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act for Mount Moriac, 3 pages, List 7.

FISHER, John, Melbourne, 1856, clerk, police pay office, reduced, seeks another appointment, 3 yrs there.  4 pages.

FISHER, Marmaduke W., Warrnambool, 1856, for post master at Belfast, conducts national school there, broke his leg recently, needs ‘quieter kind of employment’ for leg to heal.  3 pages. List 2.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Nth. Melbourne, 1856, for Bailiff, 5 pages, List 37.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Nth. Melbourne, 1856, for employment, gives family connections, has lost money, has a wife and daughter to support, paper torn in middle.  3 pages, List 40.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1858, for Bailiff at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 35.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Melbourne, 1857, for Assistant Inspector, 1 page, List 39.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Melbourne, 1858, for Bailiff, 3 pages, List 37.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 9.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1859, for Bailiff position, 2 pages, List 10.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1860, for Inspector of Distilleries, 3 pages, List 19.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1860, is Bailiff there, but salary is insufficient, seeks increase.  3 pages, List 21.

FITZPATRICK, David, Ballarat, 1857, J.P., for a Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

FITZPATRICK, F., Dromana, 862, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 34.

FITZPATRICK, P.C., Ballarat, 1857; for district mining surveyor.  2 pages, List 3.

FLANNERY, Owen, Geelong, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

FLETCHER, Henry, Collingwood, 1856, for copying clerk, 2 pages, List 40.

FLETCHER, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FLETCHER, John P., North Melbourne, 1857, can produce testimonials.  3 pages,  List 2.

FLETCHER, John P., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in government employ in Scotland, uncle is an officer in 65th Regiment in New Zealand.  3 pages, List 2.

FLETCHER, Peter P., Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service.

FLINT, Frederick Linsey, Melbourne, for re-appointment as valuator, 1891; references on file, 17 pages, List 42.

FLOOD, J. Charles, Fitzroy, 1862, formerly in British army, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

FLYNN. F.J., formerly R/C teacher at Mount Moriac; applies for employment in 1855.  List 44.

FOGARTY, Patrick Strachan, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 6 pages, List 7.

FOLEY, Herbert, Melbourne, 1856, for position as collector of the electoral rolls.  3 pages,  List 2.

FOLEY, James, Melbourne, 1857, for employment in the public service, was formerly in the service for 11 years, reluctantly resigned in 1855 to accompany brother to New Zealand.  3 pages,  List 2.

FORBES, David, Sydney, 1857, for Inspector General of Penal Establishments; is police magistrate there.  8 pages, List 3.

FORBES, J. Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, submits a claim for compensation for losing his clerkship.  3 pages,. List 2.

FORBES, J. Aug.  Melbourne, 1857, for Powder Magazine Keeper at Castlemaine. 2 pages.

FORBES, J. Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment, reference on file, 14 pages, List 36.

FORBES, J. Aug.  Swan Hill, 1860, for promotion, gives employment history, 6 pages, List 25.

FORBES, Robert, Hawthorn, 1858.  Formerly in Irish Constabulary, superannuated out, has a wife and six children, 2 pages, List 6.

FORBES, T.J., Melbourne, for chief clerk law offices, seven years manager of Deeds Branch, 3 pages, List 5.

FORBES, Thomas John, 1856, in Chief Sec’s office, for promotion, 2 pages, List 40.

FORREST, Herbert, Cairns, Qld., applied for police force in 1915; has served in Qld police, 21 years.  1 page, List 44.

FORREST, Montray [?] Melbourne, 1858, has been employed in Census Department, seeks another position, reference on file, 4 pages, List 14.

FORREST, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, has done similar work interstate, 2 pages, List 7.

FORSTER, C., Melbourne, 1856.  Appointed gaoler at Beechworth, he declined taking up position because of the conditions.  Asks another position.  Arrived in colony about 2 yrs previously, had been employed in British civil service, joined mounted police, wounded at Eureka etc.  Series of letters.

FORSTER, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in police force, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

FOSTER, C., Keeper of H.M. Gaol Ballarat, 1858; for appointment as deputy sheriff, 2 pages, List 5.

FOSTER, George, Taradale, 1859, for Bailiff, petition from residents in support on file, 10 pages, List 18.

FOTHERINGHAM, B.J., Geelong, 1857, for a clerkship; is the son of an army officer.  4 pages, List 3.

FOTHERINGHAM, R.J., Melbourne, 1858, son of a Colonel in the British Army, 3 pages, List 41.

FOULKE, C.D., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 28.

FOX, James, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 4 pages, List 8.

FOX, Thomas, Bombala, NSW, 1861, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment as Police Magistrate for border district, 6 pages, List 26.

FOX, William Henry, Castlemaine, 1856, for collector of electoral lists for Castlemaine district.  Second letter details his actions and asks for same position following year. 4 pages, List 2.

FRAMPTON, Charles, Amherst, 1857; for Chinese Interpreter, has acted in that capacity before.  Unflattering comment on file.  12 pages, 1857.  CONNECTION FOUND

FRANKS, J.E.F., Collingwood, 1856, for employment in Houses  of Parliament or elsewhere, has been a Tide Waiter in Customs Dept, but discharged due to reductions in the department.

FRANKS, J.E.F., [no address] 1856, previously applied for employment as messenger at Parliament House, asks if he has been successful.

FRANKS, J.E.F., Melbourne, 1857, is temporary messenger at Parliament House, but salary is ‘totally inadequate’, has a wife and three children, seeks permanent employment elsewhere.  2 pages,  List 2.

FRASER, Alexander, Smythes Creek, 1857, for a clerkship, is a Scottish Writer or Attorney, university educated, son of Hugh of Co. Haddington, gives detailed account of his involvement in Eureka.  5 pages, List 3.

FRASER, Hugh, Castlemaine, 1853, has worked on railways in Scotland and England, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

FRASER, James S.M., Ballarat, 1857; for Warden on the goldfields, is a nephew of Major General Sir Alexander Woodford.  6 pages, List 3.

FRAZER, John P., Richmond, 1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House, second letter requests return of testimonials.

FRENCHAM, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

FRICKER, G.C., Collingwood, 1857.  Letter addressed to T.T. a’Beckett, begging for employment for sake of wife and child, formerly in his employ, 6 pages, List 36

FRICKER, G.C., Ararat, 1859; Judge Langton Clarke recommends him for Crier there, 4 pages, List 18.

FRIEND, F.R., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FRIZZELL, John, Williamstown, 1860, for employment, copy of reference on file, 3 pages.  Another letter on same subject, 2 pages,  List 19.

FRYER, Alfred, North Melbourne, 1858, for messenger at the Supreme Court, was clerk to a London barrister, 2 pages, List 37.

FURNISS, Thomas, Collingwood, 1857, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 38.

FURNISS, Thomas, Fitzroy, 1862, formerly in service, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 28

FYNMORE, James A., Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 26.

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GAITSKELL, W., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

GALBRAITH, Hugh, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, for Kilmore district, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

GALBRAITH, James, Cathcart, for Coroner at Pleasant Creek, 2 pages, List 21.

GALBRAITH, James, Ararat, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 27.

GALE, E.B., Collingwood, 1857, as messenger at Parliament House, reference from Alfred ROSS on file.  4 pages,  List 2.

GALLAGHER, J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, has served in Customs Department, 3 pages, List 4.

GALLWEY, Morgan, Melbourne, 1862, two letters and reference, 10 pages, List 28.

GALLWEY, Morgan, Melbourne, 1862, resigned as Bailiff, seeks another position, three letters, 10 pages, List 34.

GANE, James, Beechworth, 1859, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 18.

GARDINER, Wilton, Prahran, 1853, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 15.

GARDNER, Henry, Emerald hill, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, names referees, 2 pages, List 40.

GARRATT, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1856, for assistant Bailiff, father was bailiff to Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, 1 page, List 40.

GASKILL, Lacy, Heathcote, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

GASKILL, Lacy, Tarnagulla, 1860, for employment, has been employed in a lawyer’s office, reference on file, 3 pages, List 25.

GASQUOINE, Samuel, Maryborough, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

GATES, Charles Samuel, Carlton, 1861, Irish, for employment, 3 pages, List 31.

GAUNT, James R., Melbourne, 1852, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 13

GAUNT, John M., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act for his brother James of Ballarat.  4 pages, List 4.

GAUNT, William H., Indigo, 1858, is Warden and Police Magistrate there.  Requests to be transferred to staff of department as injured in accident, 4 pages, List 5.

GAUNT, William H., Chiltern, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 3 pages, List 32.

GEORGE, Joseph, Brunswick, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

GETTINGS, M., Beechworth, asked in 1907 if brother Nicholas who applied for the police force and was rejected, could be reconsidered.  3 pages, List 44.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1854, for curator of the new public library.  2 pages.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1856, for Curator of the Public Library, 2 pages, List 40.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1858, for analyst position, two letters, reference on file, 6 pages; further letter, 3 pages, List 37.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1859, for chemical analyst position, was assistant to late Dr. Maund, copy of reference on file; identical letter further on, 4 pages each, List 22.

GIBBS, Robert, Castlemaine, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

GIBSON, Edward, Geelong, 1854.  Encloses copies of numerous references from insurance companies in England; has been disappointed ‘in the success of the Undertaking which induced me to leave England’.  28 pages.

GIBSON, John L.D., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Crowlands, 2 pages, List 8.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, family from Dublin, copies of references on file, 15 pages, List 18.

GIBTON, Robert, A.B., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages; another letter, 2 pages, List 19.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for a permanent position, 2 pages, List 20.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1861, for any vacancy, two letters and reference on file, 4 pages, List 31.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 27.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, several letters re promotion, 10 pages, List 28.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, two letters re employment, 5 pages, List 29.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, series of letters re employment, 13 pages, List 29.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for permanent employment, employed temporarily, 2 pages, List 30.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1863, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Sale; reference on file.  4 pages, List 35.

GILBERT, William B., Melbourne, 1856, for Police Court position, arrived 1850, gives employment background, 3 pages, List 40.

GILBERT, William B., Melbourne, 1856, application for shorthand writer for Parliament House, refers to previous letter.

GILBERT, William B., Argus Office, Melbourne, 1857, for position in shorthand writers department; is parliamentary reporter, spent five years in South Australia, details activities there.  Two letters and confidential comment.  10 pages, List 2.

GILBERT, William B., Argus Office, Melbourne, 1857; for position as assistant librarian, 3 pages, List 3.

GILDAY, M.A., Piggoreet, applied to join police force in 1908; 28 years.  2 pages, List 45.

GILHOLEY, Stephen, Toronto, Canada, applied to join police force in 1911; in force there.  2 pages, List 48.

GILL, Henry, Belmont, 1862, for a clerkship, formerly in government employment, 3 pages, List 26.  Another letter, 2 pages, List 26.

GILLAM, Arthur, wrote in 1916, is in Tasmanian police force and seeks employment in Victorian force; copies of references on file.  11 pages, List 43.

GILLESPIE, L.J., Upper Freestone, Warwick, Qld., applied for police force in 1913, formerly in force there; 36 years.  2 pages, List 47.

GILLIGAN, Bernard, 1856, for employment as night watchman or door keeper at Parliament House, testimonial on file.

GINGELL, F., Castlemaine, 1862, two letters seeking employment, 5 pages, List 29.

GINN, Thomas L., South Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service, List 1.

GINN, Thomas L., South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 8 pages, List 7.

GLASER DE ST. WILLEBRORD, E., Sydney, 1857, for Chinese Protector for Owens District, letter in French and English.  3 pages,  List 2.

GLASSFORD, Matthew, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 7 pages, List 7.

GLAYSTEIN, Tilman W.  Nth Melbourne, 1855, architect, surveyor and artist, German, speaks several languages. 2 pages.

GLAZEBROOK, Thomas,  Nth Melbourne, 1857.  Is out of employment, has a large and helpless family to support. 3 pages.

GLEESON, Daniel, Melbourne, 1858, for messenger position, 2 pages, List 14.

GLEESON, Martin, Port Melbourne, wrote in 1911; is applying for the old age pension, seeks confirmation he was a candidate for the police force in the 1860s, thus confirming age.  4 pages, List 47.

GLEN, James, Colac, 1857, is Inspector of National Schools, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 36

GLENNON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 19.

GLOVER, John Sneyd, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

GODFREY, Frederick R., Mount Ridley, 1859, for magistrate’s position, has been twelve years in the colony, 2 pages, List 6.

GODFREY, Maurice, Taradale, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 1 page, List 36

GODFREY, Maurice, Taradale, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

GOLDIE, James J., Port Albert, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 22.

GOLDIE, William, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 4 pages, List 7.

GOODBURN, George, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 4.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1851, for messenger in Colonial Secretary’s dept., is a compositor, unemployed, 27yrs, married, reference from Wm. FORD overseer of Daily News attached.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, gives background, 3 pages, List 29.

GOODE, S., Buninyong, 1862, for employment, is Town Clerk, 2 pages, List 29.

GOODLAD, Joseph, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

GOODMAN, John, Benalla, 1857; writes reference for Mr. WORSLEY, Crown Lands Bailiff, whose position is being abolished.  4 pages, List 3.

GOODRICH, Edward, North Melbourne, 1859; for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 6.

GODRICH, Edward, North Melbourne, 1858, has served in Audit office, two letters, 2 pages, List 41.

GOODSIR, Thomas, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is in Customs service, 4 pages, List 4.

GOODWIN, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, late auctioneer, land agent and valuator, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

GOODY, T., Vacoas, Mauritius, applied to join police force in 1909, he was in the army there and his future wife’s father JONES lives in Kew.  3 pages, List 46.

GORDON, John H., 1854.  Arrived in 1851, appointed to police force, patrolled Castlemaine goldfields.  Refused to obey drunken superior, dismissed, demands investigation; testimonials on file.  3 pages, List 40.

GORDON, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, offers to undertake management of Board of Enquiry into Penal Dept.

GORDON, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, seeks employment, memorandum re his difficulties.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1856.   For employment under new Electoral Act.

GORDON, Samuel. 1856, offers his services as agent to proceed to England to negotiate mail arrangements.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1857, for Inspector of Schools, has been conducting a school there, details difficulties with some residents. Two letters, 8 pages, List 3.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 7 pages, List 4.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, ‘an impertinent letter’ noted on file.  10 pages, List 4.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1857, for employment, 4 letters, 11 pages, List 36.

GORMAN, Michael, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, List 1.

GORMAN, Robert, Paddington NSW, applied to join police force in 1911, served in London and South Africa.  1 page, List 48.

GOSLETT, Charles Acton, St. Kilda, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

GOSLETT, Joseph, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference from brother gives background, 3 pages, List 7.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1854, for Town Inspector there.  3 pages.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 8.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, 2 pages, List 33.

GOUGH, Alfred Morris, 1851, Melbourne, for appointment as Usher to Legislative Council; petition in support signed by prominent citizens.

GOULDING, R., Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in NSW government employment, 2 pages, List 4.

GOULDING, Richard, Emerald Hill, formerly in government service, resigned due to ill health, seeks re-employment.  3 pages. List 2.

GOVETT, Edward, Hamilton, 1858, for coroner there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 5.

GOY, Robert, Brunswick, 1857, was medical dispenser at Pentridge Stockade, resigned, now seeks another position.  Two letters, 5 pages, List 3.

GRACE, William, Kilmore, 1857, for employment, over 20 years in the colony, 2 pages, List 36.

GRAHAM, M.H.  Melbourne, 1856, recently arrived, 26 yrs, son of an English clergyman, liberal education, speaks several languages, an accountant and bookkeeper.  3 pages.

GRAHAM, Montgomery H., Fryers Town, 1858, was in Marine Artillery in England, ten years on the goldfields, 3 pages, List 37.

GRAHAM, Philpot Curran, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 letters, 7 pages, List 29.

GRANT, Charles James, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Police Magistracy, 2 pages, List 9.

GRANATA, G.B., St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, naturalized Italian, has lived in England for eighteen years, 2 pages, List 4.

GRATTAN, -.  1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 2 pages, List 4.

GRAY, Josiah P., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is a reporter on the local paper, 3 pages, List 12.

GRAY, Josiah P., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 18.

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Maryborough, 1856, for employment in connection with the census.

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Maryborough, 1857, has been four years in the colony, is a graduate of Oxford University, 7 pages, List 4.  CONNECTION FOUND

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Melbourne, 1857, for Warden on the goldfields, 3 pages, List 38.

GREATHEAD, Joseph, Collingwood, 1856, applies for employment on behalf of a deserving old soldier, William GRANT.

GREAVES, William, Sydney; applied to join police force in 1909; had been in Qld. force.  2 pages, List 46.

GREEN, William, Richmond, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, formerly had a large store, but depression in business meant he lost it, has a large family.3 pages, List 2.

GREENE, E.C., Brighton, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonials.

GREENE, E.P., Toohy Vale, Brighton, 1857, has been in colony since 1841, is naturalized, seeks a government appointment.  2 pages, List 2.

GREENE, Octavius Henry, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, father’s letter on file, 3 pages, List 7.

GREENWAY, Francis, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 2 pages, List 7.

GREENWELL, John, Melbourne, 1853, is an engineer/surveyor, 3 pages, List 15.

GREIVE, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 2 pages, List 38.

GREIG, James, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, one from Scotland, 6 pages, List 4.

GRENNAN, James, Melbourne, 1857; late Sergt 88th Regiment, serviced in Crimea, holds several medals, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

GREVILLE, Henry, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, encloses testimonial.

GRIFFITH, John, Richmond, Tasmania, 1859; for employment, is in government employment there, 3 pages, List 22.

GRIFFITHS, James, W. Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 37.

GRIFFITHS, William, Smythes Creek, 1858, for Coroner, native of England, M.D., 5 pages, List 37.

GRIMALDI, Stacey Beaufort, Melbourne, 1860, seeks employment, has been at the diggings.  4 pages, List 21.

GRIMES, Henry, Melbourne, 1853, gives background, is a surveyor, 3 pages, List 15.

GROVER, William A., Melbourne, 1855, printed details regarding his removal from G.P.O., seeks re-employment, 5 pages, List 40.

GRUBB, Charles, Pentridge, 1856, late quarter master sergeant 64th Regiment, for position as messenger or door keeper at Parliament House; arrived VDL 1844, gives employment history.

GRUNDY, Thomas, Newstead, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 32.

GRYLLS, G.W. Frederick, Brunswick, 1856, for government employment; is a solicitor; references on file.

GUNNING, Alex A.  Collingwood, 1857.  Has been long unemployed, seeks government employment.  2 pages.

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HACKETT, William A. Blakney, Heidelberg, 1859, for employment, testimonials on file, 7 pages, List 8.

HADDEN, Woolsey, St. Kilda, 1862; a recent arrival he seeks employment, and enclosed a reference from Robert Bennett, mayor of Melbourne, 3 pages, List 34.

HALE, Mark, 1858, Post Office, Belvoir, for Clerk of Petty Sessions [almost undecipherable writing] 4 pages, List 41.

HALE, Mark Wentworth, Belvoir, 1857; is postmaster there, seeks another position.  3 pages, List 3.

HALL, Charles H., Melbourne, 1858.  A Captain in the 40th regiment, seeks appointment as Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 6.

HALL, George, Melbourne, was schoolmaster on the Lady Kennaway, 3 pages, List 15.

HALL, W.B., Collingwood, 1858, has worked in Census Office; copies of references on file, including one from Jamaica, 6 pages, List 14.

HALL, W.H., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly an overseer in England, references on file, 7 pages, List 7.

HALPIN, James, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 4 pages, List 38.

HAMILTON, Edward L., Flemington, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, writes from C/E School, Raleigh’s Punt; copy of 1852 reference from Danish Consul in Dublin on file, 4 pages, List 40.

HAMMOND, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, recently arrived, an analytical chemist, 2 pages, List 4.

HANCOCK, Alfred, Collingwood, 1857, a French polisher, has sent for his wife to join him and she is on her way, but he is now out of work, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

HANNAY, James, North Melbourne, 1862, has been unemployed for months, seeks work, 4 pages, List 27.

HARDESS, Charles P., Melbourne, 1862.  Appointed  messenger at the Supreme Court Registry Office in 1852, he protests his dismissal in 1861.  5 pages, List 3.

HARDESS, George, Melbourne1856, for employment as Reader in Legislative Council.

HARDING, Henry, Hobart, 1858, for a clerkship, has been in Tasmanian public service, 1 page, List 14.

HARDING, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, applies for appointment as messenger at Parliament House.

HARDWICK, John K., Melbourne, 1856, previously applied for position in W. Haines’s household, now seeks any government position, 3 pages, List 4.

HARDY, Robert, Port Albert, 1858, for Bailiff, reference on file, 6 pages, List 41.

HARDY, William, 1860, formerly in Engineer in Chief’s Dept of Railways, but after reductions was put off; was a magistrate in NSW and for some years a Commissioner of Crown Lands, 2 yrs in this office, three testimonials enclosed.  7 pages.

HARE, Robert, North Melbourne, 1856, formerly in civil commissariat department, gives details as to background in British army in Africa and Tasmania, 7 pages. List 2.

HARGREAVES, Harry, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Coroner, petition in support from from locals on file, 5 pages, List 17.

HARKIN, Patrick, 1859.  Petition from Melbourne merchants re his good character, 1 page (damaged) List 12.

HARKNIE, Patrick, Collingwood, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 8.

HARKINSON, John.  Prahran, 1857.  Petition seeking financial aid; was employed at Yarra Bend Asylum and injured in accident in 1854; background of case given.  8 pages, List 3.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1857.  For employment as Petty Sessions Clerk there. 3 pages.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, Ballarat, 1857, for clerk of petty sessions there.  4 pages. List 2.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1858, school numbers dwindling reducing his income, for other employment, 3 pages, List 37.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1859, renews application for employment, 7 pages, List 10.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

HARRINGTON, Mary, Castlemaine, 1857, asks her husband’s transfer to another government position, in Melbourne, because of the effect on her health.  4 pages, List 2.

HARRIS, George S.D., Gisborne, 1861, for Coroner’s position, gives qualifications, 4 pages, List 28

HARRIS, Henry, Ballarat, 1857, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, for Assistant Protector of Chinese.  2 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, Edmund, Sandhurst, 1857, for employment, an old resident ‘has taken an active part in political movements there’.  2 pages, List 36

HARRISON, George, Melbourne, 1854.  Lieut. Royal Navy, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  8 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, John, Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine ; lost right hand through an accident some years ago, writes with left hand.3 pages, List 2.

HARRISON, Richard, Collingwood, 1856, for position of messenger at Parliament House, has a large family, formerly over 21 yrs in H.M. service. 3 pages,  List 2.

HARRISON, Richard, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger to Equity Court, is assistant messenger Crown Law offices.  2 pages.

HARRISON, Richard, 1860, for messenger to Equity Court, reason for rejection given.  2 pages.

HARRISON, Richard, Fitzroy, 1860, for messenger, has been in Customs Dept., 2 pages, List 23.

HARRISON, Richard, Melbourne, 1861 is an assistant messenger, for another position, 2 pages, List 26.

HARRISON, William, Wangaratta, 1859, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 5 pages, List 10.

HARRISON, William, Wangaratta, 1860.  Is Bailiff there, but fees are minimal, so seeks increase in salary, 3 pages, List 21.

HART, George William, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, currently employed by Mr. Pitman, testimonial enclosed.  4 pages,  List 2.

HARTWELL, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, works for Corporation of Melbourne, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HARVEY, Mathew, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, has been 3 yrs in local police force, 3 pages, List 2.

HARVEY, Robert M., Melbourne, 1852, is a draftsman, encloses sketch, 3 pages, List 13

HARVEY, Robert M., Buninyong, 1857; for surveyor there, qualified in Scotland.  3 pages, List 3.

HARVEY, Thomas Egerton, Brighton, 1856, formerly in government service, seeks re-employment as collector of electoral rolls, 3 pages, List 4.

HARVEY, Thomas Egerton, Ballarat, 1856, offers his services as collector of the census.

HASLEHAM, Frank Arthur, Ballarat, 1856, for clerk of the bench at Buninyong, 3 pages. List 2

HASLEHAM, Frank, Ballarat, 1857, for re-employment, two letters, 4 pages, List 39.

HAVERFIELD, R.R., Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there.  5 pages, List 2.

HAWKINS, HENRY.  Bendigo, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, forwarded by J. Panton.  3 pages.

HAY, Mr. Letter in support from Edward W…, L’ton; Hay arrived as professor of agriculture, ‘has been scandalously used’.  3 pages, List 2.

HAY, Thomas, Melbourne, recently arrived, an engineer, has 25 years experience, 3 pages, List 13.

HAY, William, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a land owner, 2 pages, List 7.

HAYDEN, Henry, Richmond, 1854, has a large family dependent on him, is an old colonist, seeks government employment.  2 pages.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, held similar position elsewhere, reference on file, 3 pages, List 36.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 8.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 9.

HAYDEN, Margaret, Prahran; has previously applied for housekeeper at Parliament House, has not heard decision, which is given.  3 pages, List 2.

HAYDEN, Margaret Lucy, Prahran, 1856, married, four children, for housekeeper in Parliament House.

HAYDN, Frederic Edward, Nth Melbourne, 1856, for Bailiff of County Court, 1 page, List 40.

HAYES, Frederick M., Melbourne, 1858, has just arrived from England, formerly employed at Manchester, 1 page, List 14.

HAYES, John C., Kilmore, 1862.  Details his background, from teaching in Sligo, working for the Poor Law Commissioners in Dublin, and arrival and work in Western Australia; references from Irish and W.A. people on file, including Gov. Kennedy.  14 pages, List 34.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as door keeper at Parliament House. Brother is Rev. James B. Hayes, Dean of Geelong.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne,1856, for employment under Electoral Act; has been a census taker in Europe and America, 2 pages, List 4.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857, formerly messenger in Council Chambers, dismissed, seeks re-instatement, 5 pages, List 4.

HAYES, Timothy, Ballarat, 1857, for employment there ‘has abstained from all public and political affairs after the eventful period of 1854’.  4 pages, List 36.

HAYNES, George, Richmond, 1854, for government employment, 2 letters.  6 pages.

HAYNES, Michael, Raglan, 1856, barrister, for employment, 1 page, List 40.

HAYNES, Michael, Raglan, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 1 page, List 38.

HAYNES, M., Ararat 1858, a barrister, for deputy sheriff’s position, 2 pages, List 5.

HAYNES, M., Ararat, 1859, two more letters for deputy sheriff’s position, 6 pages, List 6.

HAYNES, M., Ararat, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 24.

HAYS, Thomas, Hawthorn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, for Dundas area, long time resident, 2 pages, List 7.

HAYWARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, is local rate collector, 4 pages, List 4.

HEALES, Richard, Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonials.

HEALEY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 2 pages, List 19.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1856, for re-employment in public service; was in the surveyor general’s department in 1851, subsequently served in police force, but dismissed after quarrel with wife , at one time servant in Melbourne Club etc.  Series of letters, 15 pages. List 2.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 3 pages, List 19.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, reference on file, 6 pages, List 21.

HEDLEY, G.D., Tarraville, 1858, for magistrate, 1 page, List 41.

HEGARTY, William, Donald, applied for police force in 1904; incomplete file.  2 pages, List 46.

HELLICAR, Val, Melbourne, 1857, for position as Audit Commissioner; two letters, 5 pages, List 3.

HELLICAR, Val, Melbourne, 1860, for Curator of Intestate Estates, 3 pages, List 21.

HELSHAM, John James, Longwood, 1859, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 10.

HEMMING, Charles H., E. Collingwood, 1858, for re-employment, ‘no reason to reverse previous dismissal’, 2 pages, List 37.

HEMMING, Charles H., Collingwood, 1858, public servant of 10 years standing, seeks re-employment, gives background, was schoolmaster at Norfolk Island etc.  7 page, List 40.

HENDERSON, J.B., no address, 1852, a surveyor, worked in London and Edinburgh drainage systems, 3 pages, List 13

HENNINGS, W., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, is ‘a young man of education and understanding’, 2 pages, List 4.

HENSHALL, Samuel H. , Melbourne, 1856, seeks employment.

HENTSCHEL, Thedoore, Brunswick, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

HEPBURN, Robert, Fitzroy, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

HEPBURNE, William W., Warrnambool, 1857, was intimate friends with Mr Timmins, Sir Henry Barkly’s brother in law, in the East Indies, two letters, 6 pages, List 39.

HERBERT, Frederick A.,(?) Snake Valley, 1860; for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly held that position, 3 pages, List 19.

HERBERT, Frederick C., Carngham, 1858.  Seeks re-employment, formerly Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kyneton, resigned due to ill-health, gives background, has a wife and four children, 5 pages, List 6.

HERBERT, Frederick C., Carngham, 1859, seeks re-employment, two letters, 5 pages, List 9.

HERON, Meude D., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

HERON, Wiliam T., Fryerstown, 1860, for re-appointment, 3 pages, List 23.

HERON, William T.A., North Melbourne, 1861, for employment, formerly in government service.  Second letter from Tasmania, 6 pages, List 31.

HEWITT, Richard C., Richmond, 1862, father William writes on his behalf, 3 pages, List 28

HICKEY, M.H., Hawthorn, 1858, seeks government employment as his income as a school-master is being reduced.  3 pages, List 14.

HICKS, Johnson, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 20.

HICKS, Johnson, Melbourne, 1860, queries salary to be offered to clerks, 3 pages, List 20.

HICKS, Johnson, Crown Law Offices, 1860, for promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

HIGGINS, William, Geelong, 1862, solicitor, for employment, 2 pages, List 28.

HIGMAN, William, Richmond, 1860, applies for messenger in Attorney general’s office, is currently butler to Mr. Justice Pohlman.  3 pages.

HILDER, Percy Harold, 25 years, Landport, Portsmouth, England, wrote in 1910 for employment in police.  2 pages, List 47.

HILL, Richard, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a relation of Charles J. Pearson of Mt. Ridley, reference from employer on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HILL, Wiliam J., Geelong, for clerkship, formerly with Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, 5 pages, List 17.

HINE, Samuel, Collingwood, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, formerly worked for secretary of the Treasury in London; 3 pages, List 8.

HINTON, Charles Augustus, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 28.

HITCHCOCK, John, acting overseer at Pentridge, 1854.  Has heard that his services will no longer be required, seeks another appointment.  Served in H.M. 11th Regiment; petition from locals in supports.  9 pages, List 3.

HO A SOW/SON, Melbourne, 1857, for interpreter at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 39.

HO A SOW, Ararat, 1861, Chinese interpreter, for position at Ballarat, 3 pages, List 33.

HODGETTS, Edward.  Geelong, 1855, sub inspector of water police, appointed 1852, position reduced, seeks another. 5 pages.

HODGKINSON, G., Emerald Hill, 1858, ‘bought up to the law’ seeks a clerkship, 4 pages, List 4.

HODGKINSON, W.O., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 11.

HODGSON, Charles J., Collingwood, 1858, for analytical chemist, gives professional background, 2 pages, List 40.

HODGSON, Robert B., Studley Park, 1857.  Is the eldest son of John, a Lieut. in the Volunteer Artillery, 31 years, seeks government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

HOGAN, James, Chief Secretary’s Office, 1860, for messenger in Insolvency Office, nearly 3 yrs there.  2 pages.

HOGAN, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, is employment in Chief Secretary’s Office, 3 pages, List 19.

HOGAN, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, reference on file, 3 pages, further letter, 2 pages, List 21.

HOGARTH, James, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as clerk to the local treasury to be established in Gippsland; brother is clerk of the peace there.  References on file.  6 pages, List 40.

HOGARTH, James, Melbourne, 1856 for clerkship, 2 pages, List 40.

HOGARTH, William, writes from Crown Solicitor’s office, 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat, 3 pages, List 4.

HOGARTH, William, Melbourne, 1858, wants to return to Western district service, previously at Alberton, 4 pages, List 40.

HOGG, – Mr., 1852, surveyor, Norman Campbell recommends, 2 pages, List 13.

HOLMES, Robert, Chewton, 1861, is town surveyor, references on file, 3 pages, List 32.

HOLMES, Robert, Chewton, 1861, town surveyor, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, reference on file, 4 pages, List 33.

HOLMES, Robert A., Melbourne, 1853, was a railway engineer/surveyor in Chile, 3 pages, List 15.

HOLWAY, A.M., Footscray, 1860, for re-employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 25.

HOLWAY, A.M., Footscray, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 26.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in government service, including as Chief Constable, 4 pages, List 6.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in government service, 2 pages, List 35.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Footscray, 1859, seeks re-employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 10.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Footscray, 1860, three letters re being re-employed, 10 pages, List 23.

HOLWAY, Ambrose Maurice, Geelong, 1862, two letters re employment, 4 pages, List 29.

HOMAN, Frederick, Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, a surgeon, 2 pages, List 36

HONEY, John, Times Office Adelaide, 1857, has read of coal discovery in Victoria, applies for office accountant, had a similar position in England and there.  2 pages,  List 2.

HOOD, G.F. Jacomb, Melbourne, 1853, for assistance surveyor’s position, 3 pages, List 13.

HOOK, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, applies for messenger or other position in Parliament House.

HOOK, Edward, Melbourne, 1859, for messenger in Equity department; testimonials on file, 5 pages, List 11.

HOOK, Edward, Abbotsord, 1862, for messenger, 2 pages, List 34.

HOOKINS, Robert, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

HOOPER, Francis Leopold, Linton, surgeon, gives background, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 27.

HORNE, E.A., Hobart Tasmania, applied for the police force in 1908; has served in South Africa police for 12 years, 32 years.  2 pages, List 45.

HORNE, Robert, Melbourne, 1857; H.S. Chapman confirms his respectability, formerly a gold commissioner, 3 pages, List 4.

HORNE, R.W., Melbourne, 1858, for appointment in post office, was formerly in India post office, 4 pages, List 5.

HORNE, R.W., St. Kilda, 1861, for re-employment, 4 pages, List 32.

HORNE, Robert W., Melbourne, 1861, for re-appointment in service, 2 letters, 9 pages, List 30.

HORNE, W.B., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in British civil service, 4 pages, List 7.

HORSBURGH, James, 1854, late of the Goulburn Aboriginal Station, requests another appointment.  6 pages.

HORTON, Richard H., Richmond, 1856, is a Cambridge S.C.L., the son of a clergyman; seeks government employment.

HORTON, Richard H., Richmond, 1856, for collector of electoral lists for Ovens district, testimonials from G. MacKay, J.P. and John Reid, J.P., Wangaratta enclosed.  4 pages, List 2.

HORTON, Richard H., Kilmore, 1857, for Electoral Registrar.  2 pages, List 3.

HOUGHTON, Dennis D.L., Maldon, 1859; recently married, desperately needs employment,    5 pages, List 6.

HOUGHTON, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, 2 pages.

HOUGHTON, James D., Melbourne, 1857, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 4.

HOUSE, James Charles, Newstead, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 33.

HOWDEN, Charles, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 2 pages, List 39.

HOWES, William C.B., Wallan Wallan, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

HOWITT, A.W., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 31.

HUDSON, John R., Collingwood, 1856, for government employment, formerly orderly to Governor La Trobe and to the police department and recently Collector of Electoral Lists.

HUDSON, John Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

HUGHAN, F.M., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HUGHES, D.T., South Yarra, 1860, for clerkship, previously applied, 2 pages, List 21.

HUGHES, David T., Melbourne, 1859, for employment; arrived with his family in October 1858, is the eldest son, father a solicitor who is ill, 3 pages, List 11.

HUICE, James, Geelong, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

HUITON, Charles A., Melbourne, 1858, engaged in the legal profession in U.K. then West Indies, 3 pages, List 41.

HULME, Edward, Stanley, 1860, seeks employment, has nine children, an unlucky digger, 3 pages, List 24.

HUMFFRAY, J.B., Ballarat, 1857, recommends Mr. HURLY for appointment as Keeper of Powder Magazine. 3 pages, List 2.

HUMPHRIES, Mrs. A.M., Mansfield, wrote in 1917 asking appointment as a policewoman, 29 years.  2 pages, List 42.

HUNTER, Edward, son of Peter and Mary Jane nee GOODING, born Moe 1883; successfully applied to join police force, but police at Romsey, where his father has the Commercial Hotel, give a detailed negative report, and he is not admitted.  References on file.  47 pages, List 44.

HUNTER, Lockhart, Wahgunyah, 1854, for CPS Wangaratta, ‘brought up to the profession of the Law’ is Scottish.  5 pages.

HUNTER, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, resident since 1852, 2 pages, List 7.

HURLEY, Thomas, Buninyong, 1856, application for Keeper of the Powder Magazine at Ballarat, testimonials enclosed.

HURLY, Thomas, Buninyong, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine; series of letters. 11 pages. List 2.

HUSTON, W.K., Creswick, 1859, for coroner, gives medical background; local magistrate gives personal background, had had a drinking problem, 8 pages, some damaged, List 16.

HUTCHINSON, B.W., (M.D.) Beechworth, 1857, for surgeon at Chinese hospital built there, reference from W. DRUMMOND, Chinese Protector, on file.  5 pages, List 3.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph, Morang, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is poundkeeper there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HUTCHINSON, P., Melbourne, 1857, for Coroner, formerly in Warrnambool, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

HUTTON, J.B., Geelong, 1851, is a licensed auctioneer, asks to be appointed government auctioneer for sale of Crown lands.

HUXLEY, Francis James, Carngham, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, some damaged, List 9.

HYLTON, John C., Broadford, 1862, for re-employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 28.

HYSLOP, Henry J., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

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IBBOTSON, Henry Joshua, Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, references on file, 6 pages, List 36

ICK, Edward E., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

IFFLA, S., Melbourne, 1857, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 38.

INGHAM, W.N., Inverleigh, 1861, father was in H.M.’s service, is a school teacher, but salary is insufficient, Irish.  2 pages, List 26.

INGLIS, Thomas, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is rate collector there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

INGMIRE, George, Melbourne, for post office ‘is an aged man … quite unsuited’.  3 pages.

INGRAM, Francis Seymour, Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, references on file, 7 pages, List 22.

INGRAM, Thomas, County Court, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, been there for nearly 9 yrs.  4 pages.

IRVINE, C.I., Superintendent of Penal Establishments in Launceston, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment in Melbourne, gives background.  3 pages. List 2.

IRVINE, Clarence H., Melbourne, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

IRVINE, George, Colac, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, married, 40 years, 2 pages, List 36

IRWIN, Charles, Melbourne Club, 1857, for clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

IRWIN, Jacob, Melbourne, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, is from Dublin; 3 pages, List 8.

IRWIN, John, Melbourne, 1861, for employment; was injured while serving in police force and discharged.  Reference from Chief Commissioner of Police and Police Magistrate of Maldon on file, 7 pages, List 30.

IRWIN, John, Castlemaine, 1861, for employment at Maryborough, formerly in police force (see above) references on file, 9 pages, List 32.

IZOD, -.  Recommended for employment by Geelong Sheriff, 1860, 3 pages, List 24.

IZOD, Joseph, Castlemaine,1856, for appt as deputy bailiff, Castlemaine.

IZOD, Joseph, Castlemaine, 1856, for deputy bailiff, copies of references on file, was a Sheriff’s officer in London, 7 pages, List 40.

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JACKSON, Edward, Browns, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 27.

JAMES, Frederic H., Mt. Blackwood, 1857, arrived from VDL in 1839, formerly in convict department there, gives background, seeks government employment.  5 pages, List 3.

JAMES, John, Templestowe, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act. Copies of testimonials on file, has previously been employed in same position, as collector.

JAMES, John, Templestowe, 1857, for Registrar under Electoral Act; is a brother of Colonel James, R.E.  4 pages, List 3.

JAMES, William H., Melbourne, 1854.  Government Assayer, applies for position for son Thomas Reynolds James, who assisted him in assay work in Ireland.  4 pages, List 3.

JAMES, William H., Mitchell, 1861, acting Clerk of Petty Sessions there, for same position at Omeo, 3 pages, List 33.

JAMIESON, James, Kangaroo Flat Sandhurst, 1856, for registrar of births there.  2 pages,  List 2.

JAMIESON, James, Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, page missing, 4 pages, List 7.

JAMIESON, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Commissioner of the Peace, is secretary of Melbourne Fire Insurance Company, 5 pages, List 35.

JAMIESON, Peter, Melbourne, 1858; father George writes, seeking a clerkship for him, 2 pages, List 14.

JARVIS, Gunner W., 89th Battery, RFA Jullundur, India, wrote in 1911 seeking warder position.  2 pages, List 46.

JENKINS, Edward W., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

JENNINGS, Henry N., Melbourne, 1856, was a temporary clerk before, now seeks clerk’s position in Legislative Council office.  4 pages, List 2.

JEREMY, John.  Melbourne, 1856, applied for any vacancy in Chief Secretary’s Dept, arrived 1853, 3 pages.

JERMYN, David, Belfast, 1859, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 12.

JERROME, Robert, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, six years in the police office, 2 pages, List 38.

JOBSON, Henry, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 6.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Mt Blackwood, 2 pages, List 40.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1859, for government employment, 3 pages, List 9.

JOHNS, R.E., Lamplough, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 20.

JOHNS, RE., 1860, renews application for employment, 5 pages, List 22.

JOHNS, R.E., Lamplough, 1860, several letters, gives background, 8 pages, List 23.

JOHNSON, E., Brighton, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 23.

JOHNSON, Edward, Brighton, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is Collector to the Council, 2 pages, List 20.

JOHNSON, J.G., Daylesford, 1857; for mining surveyor there.  3 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, J., Ballarat, 1857; for Adjutant to Rifle Corps, formerly in 29th and 39th Regiments, gives military career, was a Commissioner of Crown Lands for some years.  4 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, Lexton, 1856, previously offered to form Australian contingent for Crimea, asks current position.

JOHNSTON, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, applies for messenger, Parliament House, formerly in Irish Constabulary, encloses testimonials.

JOHNSTON, William, Horsham, 1859, for Coroner, was M.D. in Belfast Ireland, 2 pages, List 22.

JONES, A.P.  Recommended for a position as Warden on the Goldfields by J.P. Fawkner and others. 3 pages, List 3.

JONES, David F., Argus Office, 1862, for Warden at Crooked River, travelled the district with A.W. Howitt, 3 pages, List 27.

JONES, E.H., Central police station, Bootle, Liverpool, England, applied for police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

JONES, George Jared, Ballarat, 1857, for Bailiffe, reference on file, 2 pages, List 38.

JONES, John B., Maldon, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, is secretary ‘of one of the principal coy’s in this district’.  2 pages, List 33.

JONES, John Wynne, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

JONES, Nathaniel D., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, has a law degree, 3 pages, List 36.

JONES, Robert, Liverpool England; approved for police force in 1911, 28 years, in local force.  2 pages, List 47.

JONES, Robert A., Beechworth, 1857, for clerkship, was in office of Clerk of the Peace at Merionethshire, 2 pages, List 39.

JONES, William, Melbourne, 1858, 16 years with attorney at Hereford as confidential clerk, for Judge’s Associate position.  3 pages, List 41.

JOWERS, Harry St. John.  Melbourne, 1856, seeks government service, has been employed by Melbourne Council.   City Engineer gives reference, Edward Cotton forwards letter on.  8 pages.

JOY, William, Melbourne, 1861, for promotion, is turnkey at the Gaol, 3 pages, List 31.

JUST, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Scottish, arrived 1851, reference on file, 7 pages, List 40.

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KAY, Hannie, Creswick, 1860, local J.P.’s and others petition for him to be appointed Chinese interpreter, he is a half-caste, 3 pages, List 25.

KAY, Hannie, Creswick, 1861, for interpreter, 2 pages, List 31.

KEARINS, Martin James, Bendigo, applied for police force in 1916.  He had enlisted, but was discharged because his three brothers were already fighting overseas, his father was in hospital and he was to look after mother and younger brother.  7 pages, List 43.

KEARNAN, James, Ballarat, 1857, for position as turnkey at the gaol there; petition in support signed by locals.  5 pages.  List 2.

KEARNEY, Arthur, Melbourne, 1857, has had temporary employment in Registrar General’s Department, now seeks a permanent position.  8 pages, List 2.

KEARNEY, Arthur, Melbourne 1858, for a permanent position, lists other employment, 5 pages, List 14.

KEILY, James B., Fitzroy St., 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

KELLAM, H.K., Diggora via Rochester, applied to join police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 45.

KELLAND, Richard, Smythesdale, 1860, for appointment as Coroner there, has a Diploma from the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.  2 pages.

KELLAWAY, William Jnr., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a printer, 3 pages, List 7.

KELLEWAY, Joseph, Rockhampton, 1915, for employment in the police force; has served in the New Zealand force, is 25 years.  2 pages, List 44.

KELLY, George, Fitzroy, 1859, for reinstatement, was retrenched from Land office, 6 pages, List 17.

KELLY, Matthew W., Carlton, applied for the detective force in 1907; 28 years, a bootmaker.  3 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Michael, Melbourne, 1856, served in Irish Constabulary and in South Australian police force, now in business in Melbourne, seeks government employment.

KELLY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

KELLY, William, Temple Court Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Chinese Protector at Melbourne, had experience of the Chinese in California and the Sandwich Islands. 2 pages, List 2.

KELLY, William, Melbourne, 1857.  For employment as Chinese Protector, 3 pages, List 3.

KELLY, William, Melbourne, 1857, for Chinese Protector, has experience in other countries, 4 pages, List 4.

KEMP, Arthur, Melbourne, has been for some years in the colony, well known to most of the leading men here.  3 pages,  List 2.

KEMPSON, H.C., Geelong, 1853, has worked on the Caledonian railway as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

KENNEDY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for night watchman at Parliament House, old colonist, enclosed testimonial.

KENNEDY, Timothy, Hawthorn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, has connections in Tipperary County, 8 pages, List 7.

KENNY, Patrick, Beechworth, 1860, for Bailiff, reference on file, 2 pages, List 21.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857.  Formerly in government service, seeks to be re-employed.  3 pages, List 3.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857, refers to petition he forwarded for compensation, 2 pages, List 4.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857.  Profuse thanks for receiving a gratuity.  3 pages, List 3.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857, file setting out his case, 16 pages, List 36.

KENTISH, S.P.N. [?] Buckland River, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, [some damage] List 10

KENTISH, S.P.N., Buckland, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 16.

KEOGH, -, reference from R. Grice of Melbourne, 1856, was in excise department ‘at home’ has turned C/E and Catholic relatives have disowned him, 1 page, List 40.

KEOGH, J. Recommended by J.P. Hanify of City Police Court, 1860, for re-employment, 3 pages, List 24.

KEOGH, J.M., Melbourne, 1860, for permanent position, 4 pages, List 23.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in government service, 2 pages, List 21.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 22.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 25.

KEOWN, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, 3 pages, List 2.

KERR, Andrew, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor/draftsman, 2 pages, List 13.

KERR, John, Ballarat, applied for police force in 1908; 25 years, served in Victorian Contingent to South Africa etc.  3 pages, List 45.

KESSLER, A., Kimberley, South Africa, applied for police force in 1913. He was colonial born, 19 years.  2 pages, List 47.

KEWLEY, William, Melbourne, 1854, dismissed from post office, seeks reinstatement; formerly in Glasgow post office. 6 pages.

KEWLEY, William, South Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has been previously employed in the Post Office.

KIBBLE, John, Melbourne, 1860, gives employment history, 3 pages, List 25.

KIDBY, Frederick D., 22 years, recently arrived in Perth from England, was in Royal Army Medical Corps; copy of reference on file which shows he had been in South Africa.  For police force, 1907.  3  pages, List 44.

KIDD, George, Northcote.  Applied to join police force in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

KIESER, Caesar, Ballarat, 1857, M.D., for Coroner, 2 pages, List 36.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 37.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1856, an attorney, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, for clerkship at local court, is an attorney, formerly at Geelong.  2 pages,  List 2.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, an attorney, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, bought out a large family from Ireland, 8 of them females, needs employment, 2 pages, List 39.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 8.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1856, offers his services as member of the water supply commission.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1859, for police magistrate, arrived 1839, gives background.  3 pages, List 8.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1859, further application, 2 pages, List 8.

KILMARTIN, Dennis, no address, 1857; seven years in penal department, has heard his salary is to be reduced.  5 pages, List 3.

KING, A.E., police station, Treonely, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, applied for police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 46.

KING, James, Durham Ox, 1857, for Coroner, reference on file, 7 pages, List 36.

KING, James, Durham Ox, 1857, for Coroner, 5 pages, List 39.

KING, James W., New Inglewood, 1860, as Coroner there, 3 pages, List 24.

KING, Johnson George, Adelong, NSW, 1860, for position as second in command of Vic. Exploring Expedition, gives experience, 2 pages, List 25.

KING, Matthias Dupont, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 2 pages, List 7.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 4 pages, List 7.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1857, had acted as bailiff at Heathcote in 1854, seeks another government position  3 pages, List 2.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1857 for bailiff at Dunolly, 2 pages; another letter, including a reference, 3 pages, List 36.

KINLOCH, Arthur, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, has been on waiting list for three years, 4 pages, List 23.

KIRKPATRICK, W.H., no address, 1853, has worked as a surveyor on the Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire’s estates, 2 pages, List 15.

KIRKPATRICK, W.M., c/- Town Hall Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

KIRWAN, Matthew, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has held a similar position.  3 pages. List 2.

KNIGHT, A.S., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

KNIGHT, George W., Melbourne, 1862, for surveyor, was in railways department, 2 pages, List 27.

KNIGHT, J.M., Melbourne, 1856, for magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

KNIGHT, William, Geelong, 1857, was foreman to tailor there, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 4.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat 1859, for Bailiff, has been acting as deputy, 2 pages, List 12.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat, 1859, Judge Langton Clarke recommends him for Bailiff.  6 pages, List 18.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat, 1860, for Bailiff, 1 page, List 23.

KNOX, Henry Torrens, Melbourne, 1859, for government employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 6.

KNOX, Henry Torrens, Melbourne, for employment, references on file, gives background, 6 pages, List 18.

KNOX, Holles, Melbourne, 1859, for Magistracy, 3 pages, List 8.

KRUGER, Frederick, c/- James Egan’s station Majors Line near Kilmore.  Has been engaged as a tutor there for Egan’s children, re-applies for government employment, 1849.

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LAGOE, William Harrington, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

LAMB, John, Melbourne, 1858; has been in Immigration Office since 1852, but is being retrenched, seeks another position, 4 pages, List 14.

LAMBERT, Stanton, Richmond, 1861, for employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 30.

LA MOILE, F.  Geelong, 1856, for appointment as commissioner of gold fields.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1858, barrister, for appointment as Crown Prosecutor, 3 pages, List 6.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1859, for a Crown Prosecutor’s position, 2 pages, List 11.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1860, barrister, for appointment as Reviving Barrister there.  3 pages.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1861, barrister, two letters, 5 pages, List 31.

LANE, Edward D., Castlemaine, 1857, married, 35 years, reference on file, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 4 pages, List 4.

LANE, Edward.  Queenscliffe, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36

LANE, Edward.  Wife Catherine writes in 1860, pleading that he may be re-instated to his position as Clerk of Petty Sessions at Queenscliffe, for the sake of their children, 4 pages.  Telegram from him re paperwork.  2 pages.  Letter from wife Catherine re his dismissal etc., 13 pages, List 23.  Letter seeking re-admission, 3 pages, Board of Enquiry into his conduct, correspondence etc., 37 pages, List 24.

LANE, George, 1862, for promotion, references on file, 6 pages, List 28.

LANE, J.P., Bacchus Marsh, 1859, a doctor, copies of printed testimonials on file, for coroner’s position there, 4 pages, List 6.

LANE, John, Gisborne, 1861, for Court Keeper and Bailiff, 2 pages, List 32.

LANGAN, T., Mellbourne, 1860, married, has six children, reference on file, 5 pages, List 28.

LANKENAN, Charles D., Collingwood, 1860, for crier county court, formerly employed in customs department, 32yrs, married, 4 children.  2 pages.

LANKENAU, Charles D., Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, previously in Customs Dept.

LANSDOWN, William, Pentridge, 1851, for clerk of the Bench to be formed there.  Has been about 15 yrs in the Colonies, in Launceston was clerk to solicitors and then Henry Reed, arrived Melbourne 1839, worked for G.A. Robinson, then tutor to Protector Parker’s family etc.

LANSLEY, William Neale, Ararat, 1860; is Sheriff’s officer, seeks another appointment, 5 pages, CONNECTION FOUND

LAPHAM, Samuel, Clerk of Petty Sessions Kilmore, previously Superintendent on Maria Island, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  7 pages, List 2.

LAPHAM, Samuel, Clerk of Petty Sessions Kilmore, 1856, for re-appointment as Stipendiary Magistrate, 4 pages, List 40.

LAPHAM, Samuel.  James Yelverton Wilson writes on his behalf, is deputy sheriff at Portland, formerly in Van Dieman’s Land government service, 2 pages, List 40.

LARKIN, F., Pleasant Creek, 1860.  Local solicitor writes on his behalf, needs employment, is 37 years.  3 pages, List 24.

LARKIN, John F., 1858, is a trained teacher of the Irish National Board, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 5.

LARRITT, Philip, Melbourne, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, 3 pages, List 13.

LARRITT, Richard W., Melbourne, 1853, arrived 1849, gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

LASCELLES, Henry, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

LASCELLES, Thomas A., Geelong, 1857, for employment in Parliament House.  7 pages, List 3.

LATCHFORD, Robert, North Melbourne, 1856, for position at Parliament House, served twelve years in public service in Ireland. 3 pages, List 2.

LATCHFORD, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, has been a clerk in Ireland.

LATHAM, William P., Yan Yean, 1856, for position in Parliament House, details background.  8 pages, List 2.

LATHAM, William Pennefather, Whittlesea, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 36.

LATHAM, William Pennefather, Whittlesea, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

LAURIE, Alexander, Portland, 1851, for Inspector of Denomination Schools,

LAVENDER, C.W., 1855, References from Attorney General’s Office and Solicitor General’s Office, both in Hobart, 3 pages, List 40.

LAVENDER, W.  Melbourne, 1857, for employment, formerly in government employment in Tasmania, 3 pages, List 38.

LAWRENCE, James, Geelong, 1857, M.D., brother in law is Robert Thomson of Gippsland, reference from Duke of Richmond on file, 5 pages, List 4.

LAWRENCE, James D., Camperdown, 1858, for Coroner, 3 letters, 3 pages, List 41.

LAWRENCE, James P., Camperdown, 1859, for coroner at Colac, 2 pages, List 16.

LAWTON, Leslie H., Tumut, Murrumbidgee, 1854, had a letter from J.V.L. Foster’s mother. 6 pages.

LAYARD, James, St. Kilda, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 8.

LAYARD, L.F., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 8.

LEAHY, Richard, Melbourne, 1856, for any government employment. 2 pages.

LECKY, Jacob, Melbourne, 1857, for Warder, was employed as such in Londonderry, Dr. Walter L. Richardson writes on his behalf, 5 pages, List 4.

LE CREN, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

LEE, Henry, Smythesdale, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Linton, is a J.P., 2 pages, List 21.

LEETHEM, Thomas, Williamstown, 1853; gives background, is a marine surveyor, 6 pages, List 15.

LEETHEM, Thomas, Williamstown, 1853; for a marine surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

LE GOULD, Louis, South Yarra, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 20.

LEMPRIERE, F.R.  Tootgarook, 1860, requests reply to his application for re-appointment as clerk Petty Sessions, wrongly removed from service.  2 pages.

LEMPRIERE, F.R., Melbourne, 1861, seeks re-instatement, two letters, 5 pages, List 32.

LENNON, David, Melbourne,  1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

LE PLASTIER, H.H., Melbourne, 1857, two identical letters, 3 pages, List 39.

LESLIE, A.J., Melbourne, for employment, 3 pages, List 10.

LE SOUEF, A., Melbourne, 1856, for position as Serjeant at Arms at Parliament House; testimonial on file.

LE SOUEF, C.H.  Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Serjeant at Arms or other employment; has been engaged in pastoral pursuits with his brother, but medical advice said he had to leave the Goulburn area.  Has been nearly twenty years in the Colony, speaks French and German.

LE SOUEF, W., Melbourne, 1854, for employment for John Morton, seriously wounded in attack on the private gold escort.

L’ESTRANGE, Guy T.H.  Williamstown, 1857; warder on hulk, but service is to be dispensed with; seeks another position.  4 pages, List 3.

LEVEY, George Collins, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

LEVITT, John N., Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship, is ‘not my intention to take part in any political matters for some time to come.’  3 letters, 6 pages, List 41.

LEWIS, Charles J., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 10 pages, List 7.

LEWIS, George, Collingwood, 1856, for employment at Parliament House; formerly employed in Treasury Dept.

LEWIS, George, Richmond, 1858, formerly in the service, retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 14.

LEWIS, George, wrote from Curepipe Camp, Mauritius in 1917, seeking to join police force; he was 31 years, married, formerly with New Scotland Yard; references on file.  2 pages, List 42.

LEWIS, John, Melbourne, 1856, late employed as messenger at the Legislative Council, discharged on false accusation, now seeks to be re-employed.  5 pages, List 2.

LEWIS, J. Kenrick, Mansfield, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 34.

LIARDET, Frederick Evelyn.  1851, Seeks to be employed to look after jetty at the Beach and to form a kind of coast guard.

LIARDET, Hector Evelyn, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

LIARDET, W. Evelyn, Brighton, 1857.  Two letters, seeking appointment as Collector of Electoral Roll there.  4 pages, List 3.

LIGAR, Charles W., Melbourne, 1857; late Surveyor of New Zealand, offers his services, 5 pages, List 3.

LIGHTFOOT, J.G., Sale, 1854, asks reply to his application for clerkship on Ovens goldfield. 3 pages.

LIGHTFOOT, John, Sale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

LIMM, S.T., Komgha, Cape Colony, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1908.  3 pages, List 45.

LINDSAY, William, Geelong, 1857, is an old colonist, reported a coal field in area some years ago, now seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

LINDSELL, W.  Melbourne, 1856, formerly clerk to Bench at Buninyong, resigned, now seeks another appointment.  4 pages.

LINDSELL, W., Melbourne, 1856, for reappointment in public service.

LINKLATER, Thomas Hunter, Collingwood, 1859; sad story of being injured while in government employ and medical malpractice resulting in his leg being amputated, seeks employment, 6 pages, List 12.

LLOYD, John C., East Melbourne, 1860, in colony 7-8 years, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 24.

LLOYD, Thomas, Melbourne, 1862, for permanent position as a messenger, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

LLOYD, Thomas W., Collingwood, 1861, formerly messenger, retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 26.

LOCKE, Alfred, Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, 1 page, List 14.

LOCKE, William.  Recommended for Commissioner of Audit by John Goodman of Melbourne, 1857.  2 pages, List 3.

LOCKHART, Norman P., Tallandoon Station, 1856, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 7 pages, List 7.

LONDON, F.R., Geelong, 1858, for messenger for insolvency court there, 2 pages, List 5.

LONEGAN, D.J., Melbourne, 1860, for clerkship, has a large family, 2 pages, List 24.

LOOKER, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

LOTHERINGTON, W.J., Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 40.

LOTHERINGTON, W.J., Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

LOTHERINGTON, N.J., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 39.

LOUGHNAN, J.M., Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, forced to leave India because of climate, held a commission in Bengal Cavalry and adjutant at Fort William Calcutta etc., speaks several languages.

LOVE, Mary, St. Kilda, applied for position as court house cleaner in 1891.  2 pages, List 42.

LOW, Joseph, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  He is managing agent of the Immigrants Aid Society.  4 pages, List 3.

LOWE, Josiah A., Melbourne, 1858, was a shipping clerk at Liverpool, 3 pages, List 14.

LOWE, W.M., Collingwood, 1856, for employment as messenger or porter at Parliament House, formerly storeman in Colonial Stores Dept.

LOWE KONG MENG, 1854, offers his services as Chinese Interpreter, 4 pages,

LOWTHER, George, Ingwood, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 2 pages, List 32.

LUBY, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, gives employment details, 2 pages, List 21.

LUPTON, George, Melbourne, 1862, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions position, in police force, father was Rev. James Lupton of Westminster Abbey, 7 pages.  Another letter from Sandhurst, protesting a low rate of pay, 9 pages, List 26.

LYALL, James, Melbourne, 1856, is a clerk in Central Roads Board, seeks a similar position in Parliament House, testimonials on file.  4 pages.

LYNAR, James A., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; father a clergyman there, reference from Ireland on file, 4 pages, List 4.

LYNCH, Denis, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

LYNCH, William, Melbourne, 1856, for position in office of Court of Petty Sessions; arrived 1852, reply to G. Lynch, Sheriff’s Office, 2 pages, List 40.

LYNN, Adam Loftus.  Ballarat, 1856, for appointment as deputy sheriff there, a solicitor, has resided at Ballarat for about 3 yrs. 2 pages

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McADOO, Caroline, alias BRUHN; report in 1865 that her children are living in ‘a house of ill-fame’ at Maryborough.  3 pages, List 53.   CONNECTION FOUND

McALIECE, Mrs. Isabella, Waterloo State School W.A., wrote in 1916 querying why police there sought details of her private affairs; she and her husband Henry separated 20 years ago in Bendigo and she raised their son Ernest, who was killed at Gallipoli.  Quite intimate details given.  13 pages, List 80.

McALLISTER, Neil, sought by brother Donald, Roseville, Sydney in 1909.  He served in the British navy (detailed) then came to Ballarat after the Crimea War.  Not found.  6 pages, List 90.

MACANSH, James Gilchrist.  Qld police ask to be notified when he is returning there in 1906; 45 years, an alcoholic.  Photo on file, 3 pages, List 70.

MACARTNEY, George David Dr., M.L.A. Died of overdose of chloral at Williamstown in 1878. File covers 1878-1884 re missing papers and possible suicide. 56 pages.  List 1.

McAULIFFE, Mrs T., Nyngan, NSW, wrote in 1912 seeking grandmother Mrs Jessie BURFORD, is writing on behalf of her father Edward.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 101.

McBRIDE, Mrs. P. alias Cora MERANGE, wrote a number of rambling letters to Victoria police and to Scotland Yard in 1917.  List 72.

McCABB, Michael. Ballarat police report on his destitution and that of his two children, aged 2 years and 6 months, who are given to Mrs. BLUET to mind, 1872. 2 pages.  List 1.

McCABE, Bernard, 14 years, and Reginald BICKHAM, 16 years, both of Elsternwick, stowed away on train taking soldiers from Melbourne to Sydney in 1916.  Detected, they are returned to Melbourne and parents asked to pay costs.  10 pages, List 77.

McCAIG, Constable J.  File regarding sorting out the paperwork etc., following his death in 1899.  His wife is praised by Frankston residents Samuel SHERLOCK, veterinary surgeon and JP, Dr Sydney PLOWMAN and wife, Dr. John F. MALCOLMSON, chemist William RICHARDSON and Mark YOUNG, licensee of the Pier Hotel.  McCaig was an alcoholic who treated her very badly and she left him.  44 pages, List 42.

McCALL, G.T., Richmond, seeks information in 1907 on Robert A. DICKIE, formerly of Durban South Africa, who is paying attention to his daughter.  Durban police give a bad report.  3 pages, List 81.

McCALLUM, Leonard Charles, writes from Albert Park in 1895 reporting on his private detective work for Albert TIRRELL, manager of the Gooramada Estate, in attempting to identify sheep stealers.  Jack and Hal SHAW, Paddy BURKE, Jack BURKE (no relation) and Jim LAIDLAW all suspected.  7 pages, List 26.

McCALMAN, John, wrote from Korong Vale in 1902, seeking employment in the Customs Dept., as a sly grog detective; is c40 years sober.  6 pages, List 25.

McCARTHY, Catherine.  Master in Lunacy requests details of her background in 1869.  Admitted Collingwood Asylum 1866, brother Timothy and sister Mrs Wm WILLIAMSON went to New Zealand, other brother Florence not found.     6 pages, List 4.

McCARTHY, Daniel Thomas and wife Minnie Selina sought by solicitors in Melbourne, on behalf of a friend in Ireland.  Not found.  10 pages, List 38

McCARTHY, James, Hyde Park, Sydney, wrote in 1902 re Joseph and Bartholomew McCarthy, late of Dublin, chemists, have been left money.  Found.  3 pages, List 63.

McCARTHY, Johanna, murdered at Canadian near Ballarat in 1896.  File re treatment of Mrs. Ann TRAIT after trial.  14 pages, List 35.

McCARTHY, May, found dead in house in Bilking Square Melbourne, occupied by Elizabeth GILBERT, in 1900.  Names mentioned include Charles GROOVES, Maud HOWARD and Jane HOSKINGS.  Her wedding ring given to Gilbert to pay burial expenses.  10 pages, List 49.

McCARTHY, Peter, formerly employed as caretaker at the Rialto, sought by R.K. McCAUGHAN of Melbourne in 1904 on behalf of friends, concerned over his welfare.  He was c56 years, believed to be tramping his swag in NSW; wife in poor circumstances.  Found.  28 pages, List 56.

McCARTY, Ruby Vida, attempted suicide at St Kilda in 1917; her father was David and she was c30 years old. List 70.

McCLARE, Kathleen, 27 years, indecently assaulted when coming from Blackburn railway station to her home in 1899.  Offender identified as Robert McNaughton, 26 years, but Box Hill Bench dismissed case.  Police claim a miscarriage of justice.  23 pages, List 76.

McCLEAN, J.F., Sydney, wrote in 1911 re his wife R.V., was licensee Royal Hotel Fitzroy; his letters have been returned.  She was previously married to – SPLATT.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 95.

McCLINTOCK, Mrs. Walter, St. Kilda.  In 1885 applied for financial assistance; report on circumstances, had 4 children.  2 pages, List 57.

McCLOY, William James, deserted children Ethel May, Gladys Irene and Dorothy Jean at Eaglehawk prior to 1903, leaving his brother in law James CLOUGH to look after them.  He was born Bendigo, 39 years, went to Western Australia.  Found, he sent his second wife Elizabeth HARTLEY to Victoria to collect the children.  13 pages, List 66.

McCOOEY, Kate, died Melbourne 1897.  Attempt to find relatives in NSW.  Sister Dorcas McCOOEY paid for burial, and property sent to her.  Two letters from cousin Sarah (Mrs. James) HUGHES of Penrith on file.  17 pages, List 20.

McCOLL, Ewen. James McColl, MLA wrote in 1899 re this man, believed to be in Western Australia, who had a brother Ronald. 14 pages.

McCONAGHY, Alexander, Albert Park.  In 1909 asks police assistance; T.J. HAYES of Co Antrim Ireland would like to make contact with his mother, Miss Marion Hayes, late State school teacher at South Melbourne, through him, but she refuses to see McConaghy.  She is interviewed and says she doesn’t want contact.  5 pages, List 91.

McCONNELL, Bertram, Bacchus Marsh, 12 years old, son of Isabella.  Her brother, W.A., a nurseryman would like to adopt him.  5 pages, List 68.

McCONNELL, Bertie.  Sought by his mother Isabella in Sydney in 1904; he was 13 years old.  Her brother was William A. McCONNELL.  Found interstate, 8 pages, List 9.

McCOY, Mrs. M.E., Essendon, sought information about her husband William Vincent, who went to Qld and hasn’t sent money for her and their four children.  He took up land at Bogundah near Hughenden.  Series of letters from both, from him at Lammermour, Alice Creek, covering 1902 – 1904, her admission to an asylum and care of the children; a very detailed file.  47 pages, List 68.

McCOY, R.L.G., Commercial Bank, Melton, complained in 1906 that his name had been used inappropriately in rape investigation of Elizabeth Jane MORELAND by George SETTERS.  7 pages, List 82.

McCOY, William Vincent.  Arrested at Kyabram for wife desertion, 1907.  4 pages, List 15.

MacCRAE, Donald.  Information sought by wife Emily in Sydney in 1902, believed in Melbourne.  Found, claimed to have been robbed but she doubts this as he’s claimed this elsewhere.  7 pages, List 62.

McCRAE, J.C. of Fifield via Trundle NSW, wrote in 1938 re his boys Les and Vincent who had been staying with their aunt Mrs. PENFOLD at Richmond, Victoria, and who had ill treated them.  5 pages, List 2.

MacCREADY, John Knox.  Warrant issued for arrest, by Insolvency Court judge in Melbourne in 1895, believed to be fleeing colony.  Native of Belfast Ireland, c35 years, manufacturer.  12 pages, List 28.

McCREEDIE, Frances, 19 year old daughter of Donald, died at Lindenow in 1904.  An Aboriginal family, they were too poor to pay for the burial, so it was done by government.  8 pages, List 56.

McCULLAGH, Richard St Leger Barton.  Father John wrote in 1877; he was 19 yrs of age and supposed to be working in the country, but was worried as he hadn’t heard for some months.  7 pages, List 5.

McCURDY, James, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  11 pages, List 55.

McDERMOTT, F.W., Glenelg, S.A., wrote in 1911 re his son Wilfred, 17 years, who left home, is working in Bendigo; wants him returned.  Son refuses.  4 pages, List 99.

McDERMOTT, Mrs Mary, widow, Coolgardie WA, wrote in 1907 re Frank ALLEN or STUBBERFIELD who had proposed to her; wanted to know whether he was married, his parents lived in Footscray.  His wife found, living with – THOMPSON, having been deserted by Frank.  8 pages, List 84.

McDONALD, Elizabeth or Lila, bought out from Ireland by uncle Francis PENDER and wife Margaret, to join her sisters Bridget and Rose in 1930.  Their father was in W.A.  He arranged employment for her with Dr and Mrs MONDON of Albert Park.  She tells various stories to people and is sent to Abbotsford Convent after her allegations against her uncle prove to be false.  21 pages, List 96.

McDONALD, Donald, found dead at Newham in 1898.  Buried at government expense, effects sold.  3 pages, List 20.

MacDONALD, Francis C., recently arrived from Aberdeen, 7 years a constable clerk in the police force there, seeks similar position in 1901.  Reply c/- George SIMPSON, Richmond.  2 pages, List 51.

McDONALD, Mrs Henry, wrote from Petone NZ in 1905 re a newspaper report of a man found dead in the bush at Beaumaris, originally identified by John RUXTON as John McDONALD, , but he was subsequently found alive.  Her husband is in Australia somewhere, she has not heard from him for about 12 years, and wonders if this is him.  He had a brother John.  11 pages, List 11.

McDONALD, Horace, illegitimate child of Lilian, who died in a Melbourne hospital in December 1895.  Fitzroy police arrange for the child to be cared for by Mrs. TUTTON while authorities work out what to do with him.  Dispute between Curator of Deceased Estates and police department over who will pay the expenses; curator declines.  11 pages, List 32.

McDONALD, Kenneth, 29 years, Scotch, charged with sheep stealing in 1878.  Escaped from Hamilton gaol and disappeared.  In 1895 police received information that he had been helped by the brother of Constable George WILLIAMSON who subsequently married a sister of Constable BUNWORTH.  File covers original incident in 1878, including upgrade of gaol, and 1895 investigation; very large, over 100 pages, some difficult to read.  List 25.

McDONOUGH, Edward. Thirteen years old, escapes from St. Augustine’s orphanage at Geelong in 1894, and escapes twice from police custody. 18 pages.  List 1.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver in mines, c40 years, born Eaglehawk.  Information sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1915.  Not found.  Small photo on file, 10 pages, List 80.

McEWAN, John, C/- Colonial Sugar, Fremantle, wrote in 1902 re his father Charles, c65 years, a fossiker, who was supposed to join him there, but hasn’t arrived.  His brother is in Kew Asylum.  24 pages, List 61.

McFARLANE, Diana.  Had three illegitimate children in 1900, a boy 10 years, a girl 5 years and a 2 month old girl.  The father of the first two lived in NSW and the father of the third had reneged on a promise to marry her and disappeared.  She is working as a domestic for Mrs FARRALL, and wants child admitted to the Industrial Schools.  9 pages, List 44.

McFARLANE, James Husband, in 1911 sought by Miss A.N. WOOLNOUGH, NSW, whom he has defrauded over 5 years; very detailed description of the fraud.  His brother William Douglas McFarlane and brother in law John Alexander DRAKE live in Tasmania.  Not found.  20 pages, List 95.

McGAIN, Edward, Carlton, 1898, applied for police force, 3 pages, List 20.

McGANTY, Sarah, 47 years, wife of John, St. Kilda, died suddenly in 1900, found by son John.  2 pages, List 50.

McGILLIVRAY, Charles Dorrington, wrote from Bendigo in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  3 pages, List 29.

McGLENCHY, Mrs. A.E., Yalgoo, W.A., wrote in 1915, asking police to find her son W.A. JENKINS and deliver a letter.  His movements were traced and he was located.  7 pages, List 80.

McGLONE, Mrs Eliza, Mitcham, rents house for police use; in 1912 sought an increase in rent.  7 pages, List 101.

McGOUGH, Mrs Kathleen, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1910; husband is Francis, mother is Bridget KENNEDY.  9 pages, List 97.

McGOUGH, Mrs Mary, Melrose, Washington USA wrote in 1906 re her brother William BATEMAN who left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago; she is his only sister.  Various Bateman people contacted, but not found.  10 pages, List 55.

McGOUGH, Peter.  Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on family in 1898.  Living in Kensington, the 5 children are neglected, the father is a drunkard.  18 pages, List 18.

McGOWAN, Charles, 12 years old, charged with discharging a firearm in 1903, and disappeared.  His mother was in Sydney, and Robert E. VICK wrote on her behalf.  Charles had been staying with an uncle Samuel BULLOCK.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

McGRAGH, Matilda and Thomas, sought by daughter Florence Catherine in Boulder City WA in 1902; last heard from 7 years ago.  Found.  8 pages, List 62.

McGREGOR, John Donald, hawker, c48 years, pawned a piano belong to Alice BOSTON of South Yarra in 1904; photo of him on file.  7 pages, List 10.

McGRODER, Louie, 18 year old barmaid, attempted suicide in 1912 after affair with married man named HIBBERT, who had deserted his wife.  John GARNER, grocer, South Melbourne, was the brother of Hibbert’s wife.  Police decide against prosecution, mother taking her interstate.  7 pages, List 32.

McGUFFIE, Annie, died in the Melbourne Hospital of blood poisoning after miscarriage in 1899.  Brother in law Albert Arthur Victor RYAN, artist and hairdresser, Clifton Hill, wrote to the department alleging death was result of abortion.  The following married women were interviewed and notes made:  Harriet McMASTER, Bella SMITH, Nellie WIGCRAFT, Mary HEWSON, Eva REID, Jessey BEAVER.  19 pages, List 43.

McGUIGAN, Henry & Co, wine and spirit merchants, Melbourne, report on alleged robbery, 1891.  15 pages, List 55.

McGUINESS, Esther, 75 years, Aboriginal, report of her death and burial Goyura, 1918.  2 pages, List 73.

McGUINNESS, Mary, wrote from Lower Lewis Ponds via Orange NSW in 1898, re her husband David who left her 13 years ago.  She is now ‘an old woman’ and unable to work, seeks help in finding him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 21.

McGUIRE, Edwin Charles, married Eliza SPENCE at Alexandra in 1891, then Annie Jane CLARK in 1907, under name of Michael Edwin O’BRIEN.  In 1911 Annie informs NSW police of his real name and investigation shows he deserted his first wife and 3 children.  Copies of both marriage certificates on file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 98.

McGUIRE, William, draper, Brunswick, deserted wife and infant children in 1895, believed gone to Wellington New Zealand, 48-50 years old, fond of drink.  Letter from adult son Frederick MAGUIRE in Wellington, stating father is ill, has to have daily morphine injections, cannot work, and he is supporting him.  Presumes the children are to Agnes ROY “she was very foolish to have anything to do with him.”  9 pages, List 25.

McINNES, Mrs. J., writes from Newcastle NSW in 1906 re her husband C., who owes maintenance, believes he is in Warrnambool.  Found, is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 26.

MacINTOSH, David, 49 years, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, sought by wife Lena in 1897.  He was last heard of prospecting at Mount Margaret Western Australia, in 1896.  She writes two letters from Port Melbourne; has 8 children to support, and has heard he has died.  18 pages, List 40.

MacINTOSH, John, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child by Miss ROGERS; her solicitor writes in 1899.  4 pages, List 8.

McINTOSH, John, deserted wife Matilda and family in South Melbourne in 1911; 27 years, found interstate.  14 pages, List 99.

McINTOSH, William Y., baker and confectioner, Portarlington, wrote in 1900 re Sunday trading by hotels there.  File includes details of his application to become a JP.  13 pages, List 46.

McKAY, William.  Report in 1903 on his failure to support wife Janette and her illegitimate child David Leith AITKEN, whom he treats badly.  He is a wood hawker, has 2 children, Claude and David, Wards of the State and looked after by his sister Mrs. WILSON.  He has also had a child by Janette’s sister Elizabeth Aitken.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 25.

McKECHNIE, James.  Wife in Sydney wrote in 1905, he had deserted her.  He was a tobacconist in Fitzroy, aunt BOWDEN.  10 pages, List 9.

McKENNA, William.  Born Prahran, March 1907, mother Clara.  Adopted by Mrs. Gertrude ROSE of Paddington NSW, who has had several miscarriages, and a husband (Thomas) anxious to have a child.  She plans to fool him into believing the child was her own.  6 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Alexander George, died suddenly at Williamstown, 1900; 74 years ‘pensioner of the home government’.  2 pages, List 48.

McKENZIE, Arthur of Burnabunnia near Barnawartha.  Complains in 1901 of neighbours BUSSE.  10 pages, List 4.

McKENZIE CREEK SCHOOL.  No. 2396.  Investigation into its destruction by fire, 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Hannah Lily of Richmond.  Claimed in 1898 that solicitor Thomas NAPIER of Geelong has forged documents re her mother Margaret ROBERTS’s estate.  11 pages, List 21.

McKENZIE, Simon, sought by wife Wilhelmina, Paddington NSW.  Formerly had a store at Warragul; she was forced to get away because of his behaviour.  His sister is Mrs WISHART of Allendale and brother is Murdoch.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

McKEW, Mary Ann nee STORER.  Quite a complicated file regarding her being forced by a violent husband to register the birth of a child, Annie, as her own, when it was bought to her in 1908,and attempts in 1910 to establish the true parentage.  She subsequently left him and he suicided.  Her elder child Isabella is in State care.  22 pages, List 91.

MACKEY, Mary Agnes Rita, Richmond, Ward of the State, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1930; claims Francis JACOBS of Richmond is the father, but this is disproved.  7 pages, List 96.

McKIE, Alfred, 14 years old in 1901, stole money from his mother Annie in Gawler, South Australia, and took off for Melbourne.  Arrested there as a neglected child, gave name of Cyril RALPH.  19 pages, List 49.

MACKIE, William, c27 years, coal miner, sought by Edward KELLY, of Newcastle NSW; believed to be at Outtrim.  He left there with his wife and two children, John and Agnes; not clear whose wife is meant.  Not found.  7 pages, List 52.

McKINDRY/McKENDRY, Alexander, drowned while fishing at Flatbottom Rocks.  Volunteers and police retrieve body, cart it to Krambruk where it is buried at government expense.  Father John arrives from Prahran to identify body, but declines to pay burial costs, says can’t afford it.  Local police think he can and make adverse comments.  13 pages, List 21.

MacKINNON, Effie, Mosman, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re brother John Hector MacKinnon, c45 years, born Prince Edward Island, one of 8 siblings.  Father Donald died when he was young, mother Christy.  John left home c1883, last heard of at Braybrook in 1886.  Uncle Donald MacDONALD is at Cowley’s Creek.  Not found.  16 pages, List 98.

McKINNON, Lachlan, wrote from Green Cape via Eden NSW in 1897 re uncle Finley MACKINNON, who previously worked for an MLA.  Not found.  19 pages, List 20.

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McLAREN, Rev. John, wife Mary and daughter Jean.  Complicated story, involving parents who lived apart and put daughter into custody of Miss M. STEWART, manager of Scots Church Neglected Aid Society in 1906.  Jean absconded from her placement at Frankston; parents try a reconciliation.  23 pages, List 3.

McLAUGHLAN, William, 16 years, serving on HMS Challenger as ship’s boy in 1908.  Captain Herbert C. COSTA asks financial position of his family, which is provided.  He is one of 7 children – Jane, Christopher, Priscilla, Cecil, Florence and Lily, of South Melbourne.  5 pages, List 85.

McLAUGHLIN, John, Lal Lal, for admission into police force, 24 years, 1 page, List 20.

McLEAN, John, 40 years, trimmer on board the USS Waikare deserted wife Alice at Balmain. In 1900  He was formerly in the Sydney Water Police.  Alice suspects he may be with Mrs. May WARREN, who sold her wine shop and went to Melbourne recently.  Found, he claims to have written to his wife to join him.  Two letters from Alice on file.  15 pages, List 44.

McLEAN, John E., wrote from Coogee NSW in 1920 re Charles L. BROWN, who had defrauded him of £1,000 by posing as a manufacturer and importer of Little Collins St.  Melbourne.  Claims others have also lost money to Brown, who is an American.  12 pages, List 24.

McLENNAN, Charles, Scotch, 66 years, baker, left Melbourne in 1899 to work for a Mrs. CHESSELL in Finley NSW.  A. McPHAIL, wrote from Prahran on behalf of his daughter Mrs. McPhail, who was concerned about his absence and lack of contact.  His movements are traced through north east Victoria, but not located.  Photo of him with family on file, has been broken in half.  20 pages, List 43.  See introduction re ordering copies of photographs

McLEOD, Annie Elizabeth, born Gooram via Euroa in 1900, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1916; father John KELLY has enlisted.  5 pages, List 78.

McLEOD, Donald, bookie at Flemington, bashed by crowd in 1906 after failing to pay winning bets.  Large file, List 26.  M. McLeod, Barry Dock near Cardiff, writes after seeing newspaper report, asking if it is his brother who is a good athlete, native of Stornaway Scotland, 30 years, gives physical details, hasn’t heard from him since 1887.  Police reply it is a different person, suggest he try the U.S. for brother, under name of Donald STEWART.  6 pages, List 26.

McLEOD, H.  Disappeared from Melbourne beach in 1905; wife believes he has run off to escape creditors and to be with Bella ROWE in Corowa NSW.  Rowe traced to Melbourne, is not with him, hardly knew him.  Details of what happened to children given; wife goes to sister Mrs. JOBSON in Goulburn.  20 pages, List 23.

McLEOD, Thomas Anderson, deserted wife Ruth; sent her from the Philippines to Victoria for her health in 1913, but failed to send maintenance. His brother was George, a prominent footballer, and his sister Mrs John Kerr SMITH.  Not found. 7  pages, List 93.

McLOCKLAN, Catherine.  Later Mrs Leonard BISHOFF.  File compensation to be paid her for loss of bullocks at Bairnsdale in 1866; includes two letters from her.  31 pages, List 6.

McMAHON, Thomas, wrote from Goyura in 1900, querying his rejection from entering the police force.  2 pages, List 44.

McMILLAN, Donald and William, Broughton near Kaniva, report theft of several thousand sheep in 1917.  Police trackers called in and track them to near Pine Plains Station, owner – POULTON, but are recalled.  A very large and detailed file.  List 72.

McMILLAN, E., wrote from Harbour St. Sydney in 1897.  Has seen a report of the accidental death of a 16 year old child of that name at Yarraville, asks if it is her only child who ran off with unnamed friend two weeks ago.  Police confirm it is not her son.  Small sample of his clothing on file.  7 pages, List 40.

McMILLAN, James Silas.  Died in railway carriage at Spencer St., in 1898, returning from Echuca Consumptive Sanitorium.  Lived in Hawthorn.  17 pages, List 18.

McNAMARA, Albert Edward, convicted of murder and arson at Carlton in 1902.  Report of costs involved in case and letter from Cooper PANTON, Hull England; his wife is a cousin of offender.  12 pages, List 61.

McNAMARA, James.  Applied for position of blacksmith and farrier to the police department in 1864; he had been in business in Bendigo for ten years.  4 pages, List 4.

McNAMEE, Laurence, deserted wife M., at Darlinghurst Sydney in 1905.  He had worked on the railways, was 12 years.  Not found. 8 pages, List 65.

McNAUGHTON, John.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1904. His late father John was living in Carlton, a bootmaker, when he went security for a man on a criminal charge c1860, and forfeited his farm.  He believes the family might be able to recover a portion of the value.  Two letters.  8 pages, List 10.

McNAUGHTON, Reginald Darcy, otherwise Bob BRYER, deserted wife Alma Annie at Yarraville.  He was a returned soldier, 24 years; her mother C.M. PRESTON writes 2 letters.  File covers 1917-1919.  16 pages, some duplication, List 70.

McNEIL, Mrs. Catherine, wife of James, died suddenly at Chilwell in 1902.  Report on.  4 pages, List 21.

McQUADE, John, applied for admission to benevolent asylum in 1902; comment on his circumstances.  6 pages, List 62.

McRAE, Mrs. J.E., Balldale, NSW, wrote in 1917 re her grandchildren Vera and Roy WOOLLEY, born 1912.  Their mother is living with James WALTERS at Yarragon; she hasn’t seen the children since they were born.  Parents found. 4 pages, List 75.

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MADDEN, James Joseph, wanted for embezzlement in 1906; 34 years, insurance agent.  Photo and newspaper cutting on file.  8 pages, List 50.

MADIGAN, Mrs.  Anonymous letter in 1918 claiming her confectionery and refreshment shop at 36 Glenferrie Rd. Malvern was used for gambling purposes.  She was a widow; her married daughter Mrs. SAVAGE and two children lived with her, her husband was at the war.  Police report there was no sign of gambling, but ‘the lads frequent the place for something else besides supper’.  Madigan subsequently sells to William SYMONDS.  6 pages, List 3.

MAGGS, Elizabeth Emily, wrote from Breadalbane Railway Station Tasmania in 1898 re husband William Brooks Maggs, who deserted her 11 years ago; they have 2 children.  Photo on file.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.  See instructions re photographic copying arrangements.

MAGILL, Miss H.  ‘Westella’ Canterbury Rd., St. Kilda, knocked over by cyclist Mark KEMPTON in Melbourne in 1898; file on case. 8 pages, List 7.

MAGILTON, Agnes Mabel, daughter of Catherine and Joseph, Port Campbell, gave birth to illegitimate child which died in 1909.  Report on circumstances etc.  21 pages, List 87.

MAHER, James, ex Constable No. 2583, wrote from Parramatta Asylum in 1912, seeking financial assistance.  A very detailed 4 page letter gives his employment history; his parents were Cornelius and Catherine who lived in Geelong.  Letter of support from MP attached.  6 pages, List 101.

MAHER, Richard.  Information sought by wife Julia, Emerald Hill, in 1879.  He left her 8 years ago, was arrested as a lunatic in 1878.  7 pages, List 76.

MAHONEY, John alias O’REILLY, c28 years, plumber, left Sherwood Brisbane in 1909.  Sought by Eveline Violet CORNEY in 1910; she has a maintenance order on him.  12 pages, List 93.

MAHONY, Catherine, born 1895, daughter of Jeremiah and Johanna, living at Corooke near Colac in 1910; sent to Melbourne to give birth, aged under 16 years.  Thomas FINNEGAN, 20 years and John RICHARDS, 18 years, suspected of carnal knowledge; Finnegan’s father pays maintenance.  9 pages, List 24.

MAHONY, Martin Francis.  Charged with carnal knowledge on Irene Daisy KILEY at Shepparton in 1914.  Incomplete file.  12 pages, List 3.

MAIN, Mrs. A., married in 1902 to G., wrote in 1903 that he has not supported her and is living in Melbourne under an assume name; she is in service at Toorak with Mrs. MILLARD.  5 pages, List 66.

MAIR, G.A., Carlton, wrote in 1882 re Emanuel TURNER of Yarrowee near Ballarat, who left his 14 year old son in his care two years previously, and hasn’t paid any maintenance for nearly a year.  Found.  6 pages, List 57.

MAIS, Harold Clement alias ANDREWS.  Failed to pay maintenance to M.T. DRAPER at Rushworth in 1918; brought back from Qld to face court, and promised to marry her, but ran away again.  He was an engineer.  16 pages, List 3.

MAJOR, A.W., left his home at Pannoobannowon near Rochester in 1916.  Wife wrote asking police to find him, has had a stroke.  6 pages, List 77.

MAKENROTT, Frank, charged at Bundaberg Qld with false pretences on Edgar Spencer HALE in 1918.  Arrested in Melbourne, he skipped bail; letter from him on file, which is quite large.  List 75.

MALAM, Ed. Writes from Menzies Western Australia in 1897, asking police to confirm background of his wife Alvena Elizabeth Annie (Addie) BURFORD, is divorcing her.  List 1.

MALCOMSON, Isabella, Brunswick, wrote in 1910 re her husband Samuel; believes he has married Jane FULTON and she has a child by him.  Report gives child’s name as Margaret Ellen Fulton.  6 pages, List 96.

MALLETT, William, living at Longford Gippsland in 1900, and in destitute circumstances and probably senile.  File covers attempts to get him into a benevolent asylum for his own protection.  13 pages, List 44.

MALLINSON, Louis Alexander.  W.P. JARVIE, accountant, Melbourne, enquiries as to his background in 1915, he’s a friend of a Bendigo family whose daughter Mallinson had become engaged to.  Report states previously charged with embezzlement, has a wife and family in England, parents at Aldergate.  8 pages, List 82.

MALLON, James.  Writes from Perth in 1899; has been accepted for Perth police.  Asks CCP for confirmation that he was acquitted of rape charge in Victoria, when he was in the police force here, which is true.  Father John writes in support; both ask that his illness not be mentioned.  4 pages, List 17.

MALM, Mrs E., Pyrmont, NSW, wrote in 1913 re the two children she was forced to leave in orphanages in Melbourne 9 years prior; Augustus Joseph and May Eveline.  Daughter found, but extensive search fails to find son.  14 pages, List 94.

MALMBERG/MELMBERG, Walter Edward, returned soldier, died of influenza in Griffith hospital IN 1919; file contains details of return of property to mother in Melbourne, his military discharge etc.  29 pages, List 69.

MALMSBURY GOLD SLUICING CO.  Directors ask investigation in 1908; suspect employees are stealing gold.  List of employees given and their positions, and a result of the investigation.  14 pages, List 85.

MALONE, Edward James, committed to the Department of Neglected Children in 1910 and boarded out to mother Mrs C.Z. Malone at Jamieson.  2 pages, List 94.

MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, list 69.

MALONEY, Annie, Natimuk, wrote in 1915 r the failure of Henry Frederick KOOPS of Fremantle WA to continue maintenance on child Ivy, now 10 years.  He was married, a bootmaker, c65 years old.  Found.  8 pages, List 80.

MALOUF, Nicholas, found hawking without a licence and exhausted at Mentone in 1896.  Local police report he is a Syrian and only 12 years old and are concerned about his family circumstances.  He claims his uncle sent him hawking, but Achan Malouf of Lonsdale St says he is a distant relative only, and that the boy is really 15.  4 pages, List 35.

MALOY, Joseph, charged with incest on youngest daughter Mary Monica in 1912.  He is a widower, 54 years, she is pregnant to him.  Family lived at Lavington and Albury NSW.  5 pages, List 32.

MANCEY, John, wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1898.  His 15 year old son Richard John had taken ship to Melbourne; gives physical description and asks police to put him on a ship back there.  4 pages, List 7.

MANI, Hans Stephen, reported missing by wife Mary Jane, Albert Park, in 1928.  He was a returned soldier, c35 years.  1 page and small photo.  List 59.

MANNERS, Hon Arthur Cecil Selwyn.  Sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1904, is in delicate health.  Found in private care, 5 pages, List 9.

MANNING, George Henry, sought by wife H.L, Brunswick, in 1917.  His mother was in Western Australia.  12 pages, List 72.

MANNY, Bartoleme.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1900 on behalf of relatives.  He was believed to have died, but had a wife and daughter.  Police find he died in 1880, widow in prison, has dementia and no information can be ascertained.  27 pages, List 43.

MARCOPOLO, John. Large file re his bigamy; married Lily NORTH at Shepparton in 1894 as MARKA, a widower, had earlier married Margaret WHITE. 1881. List 1.

MARCOPOLO, John, committed bigamy in 1894 when he married Lily NORTH at Shepparton, first wife still alive.  Also known as MARKA.  Photo on file.  Law department advise against prosecution.  25 pages, List 30. (This is a different file from the one above.)

MARGERY, Mrs, wife of Dr. G of Carrington, Sydney, wrote 2 letters in French in 1899, complaining of thefts and overcharging by the Grand Hotel, Melbourne.  16 pages, List 42.

MARINE HOTEL, Middle Brighton.  File re attempt to transfer licence from William Robert SAMERS to Margaret Mary ALLEN in 1911.  She was the wife of Robert William Valentine Allen, formerly licensee of hotel in Wellington New Zealand, and identical with criminal John HINTON.  20 pages, List 98.

MARKHAM, Arthur Henry, deserted wife Emily c1911.  In 1916 she wrote from Launceston, Tasmania seeking his whereabouts.  Police give her a bad reputation, has had a child to another man.  10 pages, List 78.

MARKS, Dora, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1896; a friend has reporting seeing a newspaper report of the death of Jacob Marks.  She has been separated from her husband for over 16 years, they have 2 sons and 3 daughters.  Is this him – no.  9 pages, List 35.

MARKS, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Thomas, whom she hasn’t seen for 14 years.  His brother Richard had died at Newstead and she believes he may be there and also has committed bigamy.  File has copy of his marriage to Charlotte LEGGE in 1899; both were Cornish.  He is charged, but Mary Ann withdraws case after they have come to an arrangement – he recently inherited money.  17 pages, List 47.

MARKS, William Frederick, fishmonger, deserted wife L.L. at Geelong in 1898, leaving her destitute.  He went to Hobart.  This file is quite detailed.  3 pages, List 66.

MARMO, John Joseph. Fathered an illegitimate child which subsequently died while in care of Agnes LYTTON, 1887.  List 1.

MARRISON, George Oswald Lucas, dispenser at the Police Depot Hospital.  In 1928 it was found that he had collected money for medical fees but not passed them on.  A large file, List 59.

MARSDEN, Ada.  Launceston Tasmania police telegram in 1895 that she has left there, probably with William LAWSON.  She is 19 years, he c28 years.  Father wants her returned home.  Found with married sister in Brunswick, says she will throw herself overboard if forced to return home as she is scared of father and brother; police suspect she was seeking an abortion.  9 pages, List 26.

MARSDEN, Jeremiah.  Died at Longwood in 1866, leaving a wife and nine children in poor circumstances.  File re refusal of local justices to attend inquest.  15 pages, List 3.

MARSDEN, Nancy Elizabeth, charged with manslaughter of her baby, body found in park at Yarrawonga, 1897.  9 pages, List 40.

MARSH, [Jack?].  Anonymous complaint in 1908 that the Aboriginal cricketer bought to Nagambie by the local publican to help the local team win the premiership was making a pest of himself.  5 pages, List 85.

MARSH, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in 1908, asking help to trace his wife Mary nee ROBSON, who left him and their six children to visit her sister Mrs. George CUTHBERTSON near Newcastle, and disappeared.  He offers a reward for information, and encloses a photo.  Not found.  11 pages, and photo.  List 54.

MARSH, William Maurice, deserted wife Johanna Margaret in 1904 and went to Kalgoorlie W.A.  He was a Victorian, 37 years.  She asked police to trace him in 1907.  10 pages, List 84.

MARSHALL, Duncan M., manager Hawkin’s Hill Reward G.M. Co., Hill End NSW, wrote in 1910 re William JOHNSTONE, c65 years, well known gold prospector, to whom he had advanced money to open a mine at Yea and who has disappeared.  Report shows he was fleeced.  5 pages, List 93.

MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police.  12 pages, List 28.

MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’.  She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright.  In the meantime she receives a letter from him.  9 pages, List 37.

MARTIN, Frederick, comedian, wanted for maintenance of child of Ida HARRIS, 19 years, Broken Hill.  Her mother, Mrs A.C. Harris, Kensington (S.A.?) wrote in 1910; believed with JONES VARIETY COMPANY.  Traced.  15 pages, List 96.

MARTIN, Mary (Mrs. James) wrote from Mologa Railway Station (near Mitiamo) in 1905, she was to care for 3 year old Mary Elizabeth WILSON, daughter to Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her.  4 pages, List 65.

MARTIN, Mary Eulalie Rose, child of Thomas and Mary Ann, buried in private ground on the Black Range, Heidi in 1892.  Public Health Department seek a report on why she was not buried in a cemetery.  8 pages, List 77.

MARTYN, S.J., Ohoka, Canterbury New Zealand, reported loss of racing mare Amusement in 1906.  Had been shipped to Tasmania for George KING, but R. POST in charge, had taken it to Victoria instead and run it as Lady Hamble.  He was already disqualified in New Zealand.  Detailed report.  10 pages, List 55.

MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912.  Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH.  Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT.  She has six children and he has paid no maintenance.  9 pages, List 9.

MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago.  She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay.  Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children.  He is identified as Sapper No. 8664.  29 pages, List 70.

MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882.  He was believed to be in Adelaide.  She and their 4 children are destitute.  South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed.  4 pages, List 57.

MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured.  2 pages, List 50.

MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London.  His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly.  He cannot get a response from her directly.  Scotland Yard provides details.  13 pages, List  35.

MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time.  She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her.  He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials.  Not found.  9 pages, List 19.

MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital.  Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense.  7 pages, List 52.

MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898.  Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902.  This appears to be an incomplete file.  12 pages, List 62.

MASTERS, Frederick, sought by mother Mrs S.A. Petersham NSW in 1910; not heard from for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905.  Police called and later query re medical costs.  8 pages, List 52.

MASTERTON, William. Lost in bush at Warrandyte, 80 years old, 1882.  List 1.

MASTIN, Albert, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  13 pages, List 55.

MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years.  2 pages, List 49.

MATHESON, John.  Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence.   She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so.  10 pages, List 45.

MATHEWS or JOHNSON, Annie c15 yeas, younger sister of 20 year old Emma and 18 year of Mary, alleges various men have had intercourse with her with sisters knowledge in 1909.  Mother is dead, she is illegitimate.  Admitted to Industrial Schools.  Warning:  this is a very graphic file.  15 pages, List 61.

MATHEWS, Mrs. J. of Port Victor, South Australia, wrote in 1899 regarding Richard Wolfenden Mathews, a music teacher, aged about 55 yrs. Not clear what the relationship between the two was, perhaps husband and wife. Not found. 4 pages. List 4.

MATHIESON, Archibald, left his brother’s home in South Yarra in 1900 for hospital.  Daughter Amy in Beaconsfield Tasmania writes expressing concern as to his whereabouts.  He is a Scot, 78 years; died in hospital.  5 pages, List 46.

MATHIESON, Joseph, lives in house in South Melbourne owned by niece A.E. Mathieson, (daughter of Archibald), who wrote from Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1903, asking for a report on Mrs. HODGKINSON/KIDNER, who was supposed to be looking after him in return for free rent.  Detailed report on his senility.  15 pages, List 65.

MATHIESON, William. Charged with intent to murder Alice GAFFER, 1905. Incomplete file.  List 1.

MATHWIN, Clifford, returned soldier, accidentally took poison in 1916.  3 pages, List 77.

MATSON, David.  Petitions Chief Commissioner of Police for release from Kyneton Gaol in 1865, was serving 6 months for selling illicit spirits.  4 pages, List 34.

MATTHEWS, David, 24 years, came from Sydney to Melbourne.  In 1899 his brother E., wrote from Sydney, had heard he was in poor circumstances, which is confirmed.  7 pages, List 76.

MATTINSON, John, sought by South Aust. Children’s Department in 1896; he owed maintenance on his children.  A plaster, Scotchman, 40-50 years, addicted to drink.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

MATTHEWS, Elsie, 16 years, factory girl, ran away from mother Eliza, washerwoman, North Melbourne, in 1913; she was going to take her to a Home.  Photo. 4 pages, List 92.

MATZEN, A.B., wrote from Queenstown Tasmania in 1912 re wife Jane, who deserted him and their child 12 years ago, with a man named FERGUSON.  Her family TEMBY lived in Brunswick.  Not found.  4 pages, List 32.

MAWHINNEY, David.  Perth Supreme Court officials write in 1899; he is a bankrupt.  5 pages, List 16.

MAXWELL, Clifford alias Charles JACKSON, 19 years, Victorian,  escaped from Castlemaine Reformatory in 1928; captured and escaped from custody at Richmond, then recaptured.  Large file. List 61.

MAY, Lily A.M., wrote from Horsham in 1917 complaining that her husband Samuel was drinking at local hotels then coming home and abusing her.  Local constables patrol hotels, but find no trace of him.  She also visits the Chief Commissioner of Police to complain about lack of action.  51 pages, List 71.

MAY, Samuel Robert, deserted wife and 2 children at Horsham in 1911.   Father Samuel is in an asylum; he had 3 sons and Samuel Robert is one of them; Master of Lunacy is handing the estate, and there is a solicitor’s letter on the file.  12 pages, List 100.

MAYBURY, F.  Belmore Rd, Balwyn.  Writes letter of complaint in 1906 regarding neighbours SINCLAIR and TAYLOR who are verbally abusing his wife.  He is a railway detective, they are in government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

MAYSON, James Hickson.  Sends strange telegram from Melbourne to police in Hobart Tas., and they ask an investigation.  He is the son of late Rev. Joseph Mayson, an early chaplain in Tas.  5 pages, List 5.

MAZZINI, Mrs. wrote from Redan in 1900, on behalf of her sister Mrs. PICKERING, asking police to find their brother Edward Thomas SMITH, who went to Warragul 20 years ago and hasn’t been heard from. 5 pages, List 45.

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MEADOWS, Phemmy. Illegitimate child, adopted by Mrs. Emily MORLEY in 1891, but died. Morley came from Islington NSW, lives in a Melbourne brothel and had two illegitimate children herself, who died. She has left her husband.  List 1.

MEAGHER, Grace, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking confirmation that her husband Harold Thomas was in prison; confirmed.  6 pages, List 101.

MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919.  Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6.  He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him.  She is a former barmaid with a sister named May.  He is forced to resign.  List 46.

MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS.  In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well.  Various letters on file.  8 pages, List 55.

MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A.  In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance.  Police find he has died.  6 pages, List 28.

MEEKING, Eric.  Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905.  Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition   c30 pages, List 3.

MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING.  Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done.  In 1896 the file is re-activated.  66 pages, List 36.

MELBOURNE COFFEE PALACE.  Safe robbed in 1907.  Very detailed detective report on file.  Frances HEYWOOD, bookkeeper, was having an affair with Frederick THOMPSON, a suspect in the case.  Margaret COSTELLO was a chambermaid, Mr. TROTTER a clerk and Robert MONTIFORD, son of ex sergeant of police, was a porter.  Insufficient evidence to charge anyone.  9 pages, List 83.

MELBOURNE FREE CONCERTS. File re supposedly free concerts given on Sundays in 1894, but for which entrance fees were asked. Frank M. Clark, manager of the Grand Rational Concerts prosecuted for insulting language to undercover police who were monitoring them as against government regulation to charge on Sundays. Several flyers listing performers on file; all names listed have been placed on this webpage. 26 pages.  List 1.

MELBOURNE, Elizabeth.  Lived in Brighton, but moved to Carlton Refuge in 1897 and alleges she was criminally assaulted and made pregnant.  Police investigate and comment on claim.  3 pages, List 20.

MELISH, Fanny, attempted suicide by poisoning in Ballarat in 1899.  2 pages, List 42.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, in 1910 offered his Australian History book collection to the police library, had served ‘many years in the book trade.’  5 pages, List 94.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, husband of Frances, claims he accidentally shot himself, police suspect suicide attempt.  12 pages, List 99.

MENNER, Mrs Anastasia, wife of Frederick, Kensington, 32 years, attempted suicide in 1909; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 90.

MENZIE, Robert Lyle, Broken Hill, wanted for maintenance on wife Matilda Alice and daughter Dorothy May, Ballarat, in 1910.  Found, he refuses to support her as she ‘is living with some fancy man’ identified as William OATES.  16 pages, List 91.

MERCER & CO., 346 Flinders St., Melbourne.  Advertised a work from home scheme in 1910, and advertised a ‘Home Workers Club’ with secretary F. Clifton HILL.  The Police Department received a number of complaints from people who had sent money and either received nothing or realized the scheme was a doubtful one.  William C. MacPHERSON wrote that he had invested money in the company, and had worked in the office.  He now believed it was a swindle and spelled out how the scheme worked.  The owners were William John Bowden JONES, F. Clifton HILL, Charles J. BROWN, – MAIR and himself.  Police seek advice and are advised against any prosecution.  Large file, includes samples of advertisements, one of the advertising cards that people were encouraged to make up, and several letters of complaint.  List 34.

MERKINS, Elizabeth, working for Captain BEAUMONT at Coongulmerang in 1889 when got pregnant to William HALL, farmer of Lindenow.  Gave birth to Nellie in August 1889, claims he initially paid maintenance.  Child committed to State care in 1894 and in 1895 attempts are made to get maintenance from him.  26 pages, List 25.

MERRILEES, Allen McDonald. R. SIMPSON of Freemantle Western Australia wrote in 1899 on behalf of the wife of this man. He married Mary Eliza SIMPSON in South Australia in 1896, was a seaman, left in December 1897 and hasn’t returned. They have seen a newspaper report of the death of a seaman named Allen McDonald who is believed to have jumped overboard and drowned, and her husband used this name. Police find it is a different person. 6 pages, List 2.

MERTON, Mrs. C.  Writes from Balmain Sydney in 1906 re her daughter Mrs. Ted CHRISTIE, who hasn’t been in touch for some time.  6 pages, List 4.

MERTON, William, deserted wife and four children at Fitzroy and went to Qld.  In 1909 she is reported as ill and unable to work.  He is found in Qld.  4 pages, List 90.

METCALFE, Georgina Cecilia Mary, wrote a number of strange letters from St. Kilda 1899-1900.  Local police state she is a lunatic.  24 pages, List 42.

METCALFE, Margaret, Windsor, wrote in 1913.  She has been in hospital for some time and can now no longer work as a charwoman and her husband is out of work.  Asks if she can raffle her handiwork.  4 pages, List 92.

MEYER, Julius Joseph, importer of motor accessories, charged J. MITCHELL with false pretences in 1918; he had ordered items delivered, then absconded with them.  Mitchell is identified as Gerard CORVISIANO alias Archibald TYLEROS, a Frenchman, motor mechanic, military deserter, c34 years.  Arrested, he returned goods and charge dropped.  Very large file.  List 75.

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MICHE, Gustav, found dead in bush at Dereel in 1902; a German, widower, with 3 children.  Late wife’s sister Mrs. COTCHIN reveals that the children were all adopted; Henrietta DOUGLAS, 27 years, Alice 15 years and Otto.  The latter contacted for reimbursement of government costs.  25 pages, List 62.

MICHEL, Pierre Louis, died suddenly at Mirboo in 1910; detailed report.  French, c38 years, no relatives in colony. 4 pages, List 96.

MIDDLETON, Mrs. M., wrote in 1910 on behalf of her husband Archibald, recovering from enteric fever, who claims someone stole his property on ship from Cape Town; suspects J. DALGLEISH.  6 pages, List 92.

MIDDLETON, William Ernest Arthur, interned in the German Concentration Camp at Liverpool NSW; claims to be American and that his parents William Ernest Arthur and Emmeline Jane are in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 78.

MIDOLO, Susan.  Anonymous complaint in 1908 claims she is running a brothel in Melbourne; police report refutes this.  8 pages, List 87.

MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899.  Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present.  Detailed description of circumstance.  2 pages, List 42.

MILES, John.  Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England.  8 pages, List 5.

MILLAR, Frederick Thomas.  Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892.  Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar.  12 pages, List 12.

MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER.  List 15.

MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years.  1 page, List 27.

MILLER, Mrs. George, sought by nephew F.W. WRIGHT of Goulburn NSW in 1898.  He’s also known as MORGAN.  N.S.W. police report he’s recently been discharged from gaol.  She is found. 8 pages, List 21.

MILLER, Henry, deserted wife and children at Lyonville near Daylesford in 1907 and went to W.A.  File covers 1907-08 and attempts to get maintenance from him.  21 pages, List 86.  Further file in 1909 covers similar efforts.  7 pages, List 89.

MILLER, James Hatton, absconded from Melbourne in 1882 to avoid a breach of promise case by the guardian of M.A. HUDE, the daughter of a Panton Hill storekeeper, who had his child.  Not found.  9 pages, List 57.

MILLER, Mrs. Jane of Bellevue, West Australia, wrote in 1906 re Pearl MOSES not paying maintenance on her child who is in Miller’s care.  Moses’s parents live in Midland Junction.  7 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Jessie, 14 years, employed by Mr LAURENCE of Camberwell in 1917.  Attempted suicide when told she was to be dismissed; scared of her mother’s reaction to losing her job.  Mother lived in Hawthorn.  4 pages, List 74.

MILLER, Joseph, Lonsdale St., wrote in 1880, asking police to protect a vine growing in front of DAKIN’s shop in Bourke St., as he was preparing the grapes for the Exhibition.  6 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Mary Matilda. Widow, Ballarat, married Henry SWIFT or Henry Swift POOLE in 1870, and discovered in 1872 he had committed bigamy. He had previously married Esther COLEMAN in Kadina South Australia in 1861. File covers 1872-1887 when he is found living as John MILLS with another wife and family.  List 1.

MILLER, May, died at Warragul in 1897 from supposed abortion.  Her dying deposition, on file, names George GIBSON, chemist of Carlton as performing the operation.  She was employed in Melbourne, was 23 years old.  Testimony of witnesses Mary DOWLING of La Trobe St. and Mrs. William INGLIS, baker of Richmond, also on file; no charge levied.  44 pages, List 40.

MILLER, Pauline, destitute in Mildura in 1896.  Her husband Henry, charcoal burner, left for W.A. and doesn’t realize she can’t draw on the bank account.  He is a German.  Found in Perth.  5 pages, List 30.

MILLER, Thomas, wrote from Bootra Station near Broken Hill in 1902 re his mother and sister Mrs. SEARLE, who kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Found.  16 pages, List 62.

MILLER, William.  Discreet enquiries sought on behalf of General Sir F. HAINES in 1882.  William was the son of General Miller, Madras Artillery, and was last heard of in Qld in 1880. He was aged 34; found.  5 pages, List 57.

MILLETT, Mrs. George, Maffra, wrote threatening letter to QC Purves in 1900.  Police asked to keep an eye on her if she goes to Melbourne, and when she does report on her activities.  Mention of her son being convicted of a crime.  20 pages, List 47.

MILLS, Miss Millie, writes from Launceston Tasmania in 1898, asking police to investigate P. SWAN who passed there as a single man.  She has found he is married and his wife is in South Yarra.  Police respond it is not their business.  2 pages, List 21.

MILSTON, Meyer of Wrightville via Cobar NSW, wrote in 1917 re his daughter Rachel, who left there suddenly and was believed to be in Melbourne; is concerned for her safety.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 3.  See instructions re cost of copying photographs.

MINCHINGTON, Mary, charged with concealment of birth and disposal of body at Fitzroy Coffee Palace in 1906; copies of testimonies given at inquest and trial on file.  Names listed: Edward HANDS, night porter, Elizabeth McNAMARA, house maid, Emily ALDER, wife of proprietor.  Large file with much duplication.  List 50.

MING, Samuel, fell from lorry at Richmond in 1900 and injured; son Robert witnessed event.  4 pages, List 51.

MISSEN, Mrs. E., wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1904 re her unnamed 16 year old daughter, who has been living with Mrs. J. BLACKBURN of Fitzroy for four years as a companion.  She wants her daughter returned, but the Blackburn family refuse.  (Reply not on file).  4 pages, List 33.

MITCHELL, Edna Mary, 22 years, reported missing by her mother Laura M. Mitchell, Fitzroy, in 1928; believed to have gone off with married man – SLUICE.  6 photos on file, of her, view from top of house etc.  2 pages, List 59.

MITCHELL, George Charles.  Wrote from Coolgardie Western Australia in 1906.  On a ship back to Australia recently, he was told by an elderly passenger that poisoned rabbits were sold for human consumption at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria; writes to warn department.  Police decline to act unless he names informer, but he refuses.  4 pages, List 3.

MITCHELL, John alias Charles THURGOOD or McKIE. Escaped from Ararat gaol in 1917, charged with false pretences. Had previous convictions in N.S.W. and Victoria. Born 1884 England, a journalist. Listing of his possessions which were sold by police. 19 pages.  List 1.

MITCHELL, R. of Corowa, NSW, wrote in 1938 re alleged neglect and ill treatment of his unnamed son, who is living with his mother and Jack ROBERTS at Bowenvale near Maryborough, Victoria.  8 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL RIVER, Gippsland, flooded in 1900, damaging Lindenow, Bairnsdale etc.  Description of police and resident actions.  18 pages, including newspaper article.  List 46.

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MOBLEY, Thomas, sought by daughter Sarah, Laanecoorie in 1897; last heard of 3 months ago.  He was 65 years old, a butcher.  Found.  13 pages, List 41.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand Augustus, in 1909 sought by youngest son Bernardt who was living in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand.  Information sought by wife Wilhelmina, Wilga Siding, W.A., in 1911.  Note on file states she was recently convicted of burning down her cottage.  9 pages, List 101.

MOE SWAMP.  Reports on series of fires deliberately lit there in 1898; locals suspected.  Names mentioned: Frank and John BRAITHWAITE (13 and 15yrs old), Dorothy Ann BURKETT, George EVANS, James HENNESSY, George and Joseph HOUGH, Mr. HUNTER, Catherine LEISHMAN, and James WHITTON.  23 pages, List 7.

MOHABEER, Vincent. Herbalist, 1895. Letters on his behalf re non payment of debt ‘puts his faith in the power of God and the Bible, with a little assistance from police’.  List 1.

MOLLER, Frederick Conrad.  Deserted wife Rebecca in Sydney in 1908; is also known as MILLER, ARMSTRONG and CONRAD.  4 pages, List 5.

MOLLOY, Annie, Montague, assaulted by husband, taken to hospital, 1900.  2 pages, List 49.

MOLLOY, Catherine, died in lunatic asylum Beechworth in 1905 and buried at government expense.  Relatives sought by authorities and identified as daughters Mrs. HICKEY and Alice McNALLY of Redfern. 9 pages, List 63.

MOLLOY, John, Ballarat, Constable No. 3260, asks in 1906 to be transferred elsewhere because the climate is affecting his family’s health; medical letter on file.  3 pages, List 75.

MOLLOY, L.T., Albury, advises in 1910 that his sister Ellen, who is in Melbourne, needs to be returned to an insane asylum.  Traced.  13 pages, List 94.

MOLLOY, Nellie J., Albury NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking mother Ellen Jane CHAPMAN, missing since 1914, last seen in St. Kilda.  Police establish that mother does not want family to contact her.  8 pages, List 79.

MOLONEY, James, left Port Fairy in 1928 and not seen for a month.  He was formerly manager of the Carlton Inn Hotel at Killarney and his wife was the licensee.  He was addicted to drink, 30-42 years old.  Photo with two of his children.  1 page, List 60.

MOLONY, J. D.  A solicitor in Forbes N.S.W., he wrote in 1906 seeking police help in finding the death of Mary Ann FLANAGAN nee KEALY, who was first married to Charles EDWARDS in Yass in 1853, and had a daughter Mrs. LEGGE at Granya, and died there.  Legge reports that her mother was Mrs. EDDY nee CALDWELL, but Molony writes that she was not married to Eddy.  13 pages, List 4.

MOLONY, John Thomas.  Wrote from Torrington NSW in 1908 re his wife [unnamed] and child, believes she is living with George PERT; wants his daughter Blanche Molony back.  10 pages, List 5.

MONCRIEFF, Thomas, passenger from Scotland in 1906, disembarked at Melbourne while on way to Qld, and was found drowned.  William CLOW, Wagonga NSW seeks detail as does Alexander McDONALD, Buchanan Copper & Silver Mines, Nungana Qld, and there is a letter from Jeanette Moncrieff to cousin Lizzie on file.  21 pages, List 71.

MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times.  Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc.  50 pages, List 17.

MONGOR, George, driver, Richmond, met Ada MARTIN in Albury in 1910 and they lived together there.  He returned to his parents house, she followed and took poison.  Her real name was BRAILLY.  7 pages, List 97.

MONGONETTI, Antonio; 1911 file re taking him to hospital from Beulah; an old age pensioner.  3 pages, List 100.

MONKS, James, Glen Wills, miner, deserted wife Katherine and children James, Sylvia, Alice, Reginald, Bertram and May in 1907.  34 pages, List 89.

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for.  Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON.  5 pages, List 24.

MOODIE, Alexander Leonard Robinson, scenic painter and signwriter, deserted wife and 2 children at Ballarat in 1911.  14 pages, some repetition List 98.

MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel.  List 1.

MOORE, Andrew Lyell, born Chiltern, deserted wife Helena Mary and 5 children at Kalgoorlie in 1915.  In 1916 he is found with his sister Annie in Carnegie and claims can’t afford to support his family.  11 pages, List 79.

MOORE, Delia of Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1905 re her husband John, who had deserted her and their young baby, and had left her 9 year old daughter Winnie with a Mrs J.H. McDONALD in St. Kilda.  McDonald’s husband worked on ships; she traced to Sydney.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, Mrs E.M. Perth, widow, asked in 1909 for details of Victorian Charles C. BAUDINETTE who is paying her attention and she thinks will propose.  Report shows his wife and family are at Horsham.  6 pages, List 61.

MOORE, Rev. Father Isaac, wrote from St. Ignatius, Richmond in 1895, seeking details of Patrick KEENAN, who arrived 1863, was formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary, became a lunatic.  Several men of that name identified.  8 pages, List 30.

MOORE, Mrs. Maggie, wrote from Wolloongabbie, Brisbane in 1900 re a newspaper account of the death in Melbourne of Robert Moore; is it her husband, last seen 7 years ago when released from gaol.  Somewhat faded photo on file.  He was 34 years, from Northern Ireland, also known as IRITION.  Police report no such death.  10 pages, List 43.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Robert Ernest, cook on H.M.S. Protector, c23 years, steals property of Robert BRUCE in 1919.  Photo of Moore in naval uniform.  3 pages, List 21.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Mrs. Sarah, a widow of Jeffcott Nth near Donald, complained in 1918 that someone was annoying her at night.  She lived alone, on 160 acres.  Her brother James STRICKLAND, at Billery via Coonamble NSW is informed of police investigations.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, T., Glen Wills, complains in 1906 about Freeman & Wallace Institute who said their medicines would cure his back problems, but have not.  4 pages, List 26.

MOORE, William, shearer, deserted wife and 2 children in South Melbourne in 1892, born Victoria, c30 years, believed at Narrandera.  5 pages, List 38.

MOORE, Young, Water Board employee, Kangaroo Flat, went missing in 1897.  Mother offers reward, but he is not found.  19 pages, List 40.

MORAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Carlton in 1912, applying for a warrant for desertion by her husband James, who left her and their four children seven years ago.  He was working in Sydney for David Jones & Co.  NSW police interview him regarding providing support, but he declines and claims she deserted him and he is divorcing her, so no warrant issued.  5 pages, List 34.

MORAN, J.P., wrote from Sydney in 1907, complaining his wife had not replied to his letters.  She and the children were living in Carlton.  Located, she claims to be better off without him.  3 pages, List 44.

MORAN, James of Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re his wife Lizzie, the mother of James, Nellie, Richard, Elizabeth, Kitty and Florence.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

MORGAN, Darcy Lismore Trevellyan, 3 years, died on board S.S. Edina in 1896.  Mother Ada Louisa, widow; death not suspicious.  5 pages, List 30.

MORGAN, Frederick James sought by sister Margaret, Toorak, in 1910.  She hasn’t seen him since 1881, when he was 11 years old and went to live with family in Gippsland, following death of their mother, father had died 5 years previously.  He was born in Launceston Tasmania.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

MORGUE, MELBOURNE. Correspondence re cost and method of conveying bodies to, 1884. List 1.

MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865.  List 1.

MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday.  6 pages, List 37.

MORRELL, James, Burnie, Tasmania, in 1913 sought details of property owned by his late father William Henry who died c1890 at Mooroopna.  7  pages, List 93.

MORRIS, Eric William Bray. Born 1914, mother Mildred claims she is married to father, but still married to – HOWARD. Court case.  List 1.

MORRIS, Ethel.  Mrs. E. Keefe, a neighbour, claims she is running a brothel at “Claretta” 38 Lennox St., Richmond.  Several letters from Keefe and several police reports, 1902.  36 pages, List 12.

MORRIS, Frederick, 12 years, admitted to Albury Hospital in 1910 with eye problems, sent there by employer Mrs WRIGHT of Balga near Tallangatta.  Correspondence re getting him to Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne; aunt Mrs C. MORRIS, Burnley can’t afford costs.  Uncle William MORRIS, Hawthorn takes him in.  9 pages, List 92.

MORRIS, Louise, nee NORRIS, left her husband Edward at Prahran c1900, taking her son George Edward PARKER, his son by a previous marriage Willie Leslie Morris, c18 years.  In 1904 Edward asks police to find them, enclosing a photo of Willie.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

MORRIS, Sydney Walter, sought by sister Mrs Amelia WALMSLEY of Sydney in 1908.  He and her son left for England, but he got off the ship in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 85.

MORRISH, Sarah, restaurant proprietor, Geelong, charges Estella Martha and Alex Gordon PENDER with fraud/larceny in 1906.  5 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, Amelia, Cobargo, NSW, wrote in 1905 re her uncle F. CHAMBERS, c80 years old, once wealthy but lost his fortune.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 64.

MORRISON, David.  Living at 100 Arden St., North Melbourne in 1905, when a small fire breaks out.  Report.  2 pages, List 17.

MORRISON, Janet.  Mother Martha of Waterloo near Myrtleford, wrote to the CCP in 1888 re Constable FAIGH, who had seduced her daughter, and suggested an abortion when she became pregnant.  She demands that he be forced to marry her.  5 pages, List 4.

MORROW, George Samuel,  son of Henry, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly at Port Melbourne.  2 pages, List 49.

MORSHEAD, Priscilla. Domestic servant, Bendigo, suicides, 1898. Large file re treatment of body, newspaper claims etc.  List 1.

MORTENSEN, Hans.  Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied.  The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN.  6 pages, List 4.

MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney.  He was 28 years.  NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married.  She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE.  8 pages, List 44.

MORTON, George, lived in a motor boat near Queensbridge Melbourne in 1931.  Anonymous letter claims he has young girl Sylvie TURNER, daughter of Bertha and Charles of Carlton, there at night.  7 pages, List 96.

MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928.  List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé.  A very large file, List 59.

MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866.  File re burial costs and property left.  He has 2 sisters in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 35.

MOSS, Arthur, sought by wife, Launceston, Tasmania in 1907.  She is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 83.

MOSS, Mrs. J., Broken Hill, wrote in 1917 re husband John, who left there for a holiday a year ago and hasn’t returned.  Is found to be John Moss MILLINGTON, a married man with a wife and family in England.  His mother lived in West Kirby, Cheshire.  Photo and 11 pages, List 75.

MOSS, M.A.  Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left there 3 years ago.  She has 2 children and needs help.  Police find Sterry who will not assist.  10 pages, List 17.

MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN.  13 pages, List 31

MOTTRAM, Samuel.  Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898.  Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink.  Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file.  18 pages, List 18.

MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB.  Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel.  Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess.  20 pages, List 61.

MULCAHY, Jane, renewed application in 1882 for compensation for the death of her brother Martin CHERRY accidentally killed at Glenrowan.  2 pages, List 57.

MULCAHY, William Henry, North Melbourne, attempted suicide while drunk in 1911; 32 years, has tried before.  Wife Matilda, her sister Victoria PURCELL and Michael McKeon deal with him.  8 pages, List 98.

MULHOLLAND, John, suicided at Sandsmere near Kaniva in 1900.  File re disposal of his assets.  He was married with two children, but she had left him.  6 pages, List 45.

MULLALLEY, Charles. Child desertion, Sydney police write, 1884. Large file.  List 1.

MULLINGER, William Jervois Bass, found dead in his bed in Box Hill in 1900, had been working for Mr. HILLIER, a draper.  Believed to have sisters in the Channel Islands, and to have arrived in Melbourne about a year ago, after death of his wife.  Photo on file.  8 pages, List 46.

MULLINS, Martin, 46 years, died at Mt. Margaret Hospital, W.A. in 1898.  They seek details of sister Mrs. CAHILL of St. Kilda.  Found.  4  pages, List 22.

MULLINS, Maude. Adopted infant illegitimate daughter of Martha COOK, at Women’s Hospital, 1901. She had no children of her own, is married to Thomas.  List 1.

MUMMERY, A.G.F. and Kate.  Write from Qld in 1906, asking police help in obtaining property of late George BROWN, who died in the Liverpool (NSW)Asylum, which was taken by Frank Mummery of Whitfield.  10 pages, List 3.

MUNDAY, Mrs. A., wrote from Dubbo NSW in 1895 re her sister Sabina TAYLOR, found married to Joseph SCOTT.  9 pages, List 25.

MURCHIALLI, Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1894 re her husband Peter M., who has been slow to pay maintenance; they have 3 children.  Found, out of work.  8 pages, List 24.

MURDOCH, R.R.  Wrote on letterhead of Wm Howard Smith & Sons, Melbourne, in 1900, re a silver watch and chain stolen while watching the celebrations for the Relief of Mafeking, 3 pages, List 14.

MURPHY, Arthur G., Carrum, 1914.  Writes to CCP seeking employment, copies of references on file; was 7 years with New Zealand Herald, 6 pages, List 19.

MURPHY, B.T. O’D., wrote from North Road Brighton in 1896, complaining about Wren’s tote shops in Collingwood.  Detailed police reports explain difficulty in proving offences.  36 pages, List 36.

MURPHY, Mrs. J.H., Tumberumba NSW, wrote in 1908 re her daughter Jane, who ran away from the Salvation Army Rescue Home before her baby was born.  5 pages, List 87.

MURPHY, Jeremiah.  He and his brother William are sought by Mrs. Louisa KNIGHT of Collingwood in 1877.  They and their sister Elizabeth were bought up in a Catholic orphanage in Emerald Hill [South Melb.].  Jeremiah would be now c23 yrs.  Found.  27 pages, some very faint as ink has faded.  List 5.

MURPHY, John, asks details of his background in 1896.  He was admitted to the Industrial Schools in 1869 when five years old.  Their records state mother Mary sent to prison then asylum and he admitted from Creswick, but local Watch House Charge book gives children’s names as Daniel and Henry.  25 pages, List 37.

MURPHY, Thomas Joseph. Wife Bridget wrote from Berrigan, NSW in 1908. He, under the name of CARMODY, lived there about a year with another woman, but sent her away when Bridget returned. She subsequently found out about the other woman, the pair quarrelled and he cleared out, leaving her destitute. She is crippled, has lost one of her hands etc. Three of his children are kept by Victorian State government. List 1.

MURRAY, F., Sydney, NSW, widow, wrote in 1905 re Oliver SMITH, was he staying at a hotel in Melbourne with a woman, if so he has committed bigamy.  The writer’s sister is his wife and she has been keeping her and their two children for a year.  3 pages, List 64.

MURRAY, Georgena.  Wrote from Wallsend in 1906 re her husband David who had deserted her and their boy.  6 pages, List 5.

MYERS, Hannah. Elderly woman, died in brothel of Ellen ROSE, Bendigo, 1886.  List 1.

MYERS, Isaac, known as Nick. Escaped from military custody in 1919, while being bought to Melbourne; a Sapper, 40 yrs, well known in Adelaide as a hairdresser. One small photo and an enlargement of him in uniform on file. 12 pages, some repeats.  List 1.

MYSLIS, J.H. [Joseph Hyman] Bailiff, Local Court, Coolgardie, wrote in 1896, asking for references from local police; he was for 13 years at Sorrento.  This is done, and a thank you letter is on the file.  5 pages, List 36.

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NAISMITH, Mary, widow, is working in the Munitions Factory in 1916, but can’t earn enough to support her children, asks financial help.  2 pages, List 80.

NAPPER, Thomas, attempted suicide by Lysol poison at Collingwood in 1915.  Parents are farmers at Sale; 33 years.  Recovered, sent to private hospital of Sister L. HILLS, Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 80.

NASH, William Charles Henry, licensee, Bush Inn, Carlton, charged with unlawful possession of 50 yards of silk in 1919.  Acquitted, Customs Dept claims silk, and he writes agreeing not to claim it.  9 pages, List 27.

NATHAN, Mrs. Alice, committed suicide at Fitzroy in 1917 on hearing of the death of her husband in the war.  His mother Mrs. M.R. Nathan, wrote from London seeking details.  5 pages, list 75.

NATION, Mrs Maud, of Browns Plains near Chiltern, wrote in 1906, asking if a young man now in New Zealand, could join the police force without coming to Melbourne.  1 page, List 3.

NATIONAL MUSEUM (VICTORIA).  Police report on finding of human bones in a hollow tree near Coleraine by Herbert JARRETT and Herbert MURTAGH in 1906.  Bones subsequently identified as Aboriginal, and given to the museum.  10 pages, List 4.

NAYLOR, Charles Leonard, wanted for maintenance of wife S. and two children in Prahran in 1917.  He was a professional singer, believed in Adelaide; real name HANKS.  7 pages, List 74.

NEAGLE, George James, married Alice BLUMEL in Melbourne in 1911, committing bigamy.  His first wife was Rosa RYALL; marriage certificate on file.  27 pages and two photos.  List 101.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

NEALE, David Andoneran. Arrived Sydney 1839, then came to Victoria, used name GADSDON or GADSON, married and had family. 1902 enquiry.  List 1.

NEEDHAM, Hercules, sought by mother M. of Leichardt, Sydney, in 1906.  He left there in 1905; dying father wants to see him.  21 yrs.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

NEEDLE, Martha. Charged with murder; file re exhumation of children etc.  List 1.

NEELY, William.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 on behalf of US friends.  He was formerly at Beechworth.  Found, almost a cripple.  5 pages, List 36.

NEILSEN, Mrs. D., Pyrmont Street Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Neil, who deserted her c1913; is a painter, 37 years.  Asks if Trueman Neilsen, a singer, is him; no.  6 pages, List 72.

NEILSON, Robert W., Penola, S.A., wrote in 1920 re his wife Maggie who took the baby and left there for Melbourne some time ago; has not returned home.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

NELKEN, Leo, East Melbourne, complains in 1916 that local police had revealed information about him to a newspaper.  Detailed report provided.  13 pages, List 79.

NELMES, Samuel Albert, Northcote.  Writes strange letter in 1902.  Report states he has an “ill-balanced brain” and gives his background.  9 pages, List 16. CONNECTION FOUND

NELSON, Mrs., Footscray, complains to chief commissioner of police in 1896 that her daughter Lizzie, a barmaid at the Portland Hotel in Russell St. Melbourne has ‘gone completely to the bad … has a fancy man William KENNEDY who has a criminal record’ etc.  Very detailed report on Lizzie and the family; licensee Mrs. Ellen WAUGH mentioned.  8 pages, List 35.

NELSON, Peter, Beeac.  Child Queeny died suddenly in 1898, 4 weeks old.  Report on, not suspicious.  2 pages, List 22.

NELSON, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests information on, admitted Collingwood Asylum in 1868.  Husband Andrew is a Norweigan, real name  A. Julius NIELSON; mother Mrs. BENNETT.  9 pages, List 4.

NELSON, Sarah. Mother died at Geelong, father left four children in Orphan Asylum. Sarah in service in Melbourne; alleged seduction of 15 year old Christine by Harry JEFFERYS, a sailor on the Cerebus, 1885.  List 1.

NETHERSOLE, C.W. Series of letters in 1915 re Oliver MARKS, whose wife and child left him and went to the country. His daughter Dora took out a maintenance order, but Marks absconded. Nethersole critical of slowness of police action.  List 1.

NEVILLE, Mrs Emma, Sydney, wrote in 1908 asking confirmation that her husband Patrick had died at Durham Lead recently.  They are separated and his parents have care of the children.  Confirmed. Respone to her finds she has moved to Yerranderie and is living with a male.  8 pages, List 85.

NEVINS, Wilton.  A commercial traveller living in Camberwell, he was robbed by Stanley WITHEL, a friend of his domestic servant Annie SIMPSON in1913.  File includes letter of thanks from Nevins.  13 pages, List 8.

NEWBOULD, Ethel, wrote from Footscray in 1912 re her husband Rupert, c. 25 years, bread carter, who had deserted her.  She believed he was droving with Nelson MONTAGUE in NSW.  Her father Thomas ALLITT guarantees to pay extradition costs.  Warrant withdrawn when she divorces him in 1916.  14 pages, List 34.

NEWBURY, Frederick.  Sister Mrs. S. PORTER, Erskinville Sydney, wrote in 1904; has heard he has been killed, seeks details which are provided.  6 pages, List 56.

NEW DEMPSEY’S GOLD MINING CO., Gaffney’s Creek, J.H. EGAN legal manager.  In 1909 Directors thought that gold stealing was occurring.  7 pages, List 87.  Further file.  4 pages, List 87.

NEWELL, Emily, St. Kilda, wrote in 1904 re the warrant she has taken out for child maintenance on Donald ADAMS of Rochester.  3 pages, List 74.

NEWLANDS, Christina.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1877 seeking her uncle William TOOMATH; found.  5 pages, List 5.

NEWMAN, Mrs. Emma.  Deserted by husband James David Newman in 1898, living in a hut at Eldridge’s sawmill at Wahgunyah; due to give birth soon.  Neighbour Mrs. HIGGINS writes to police re assisting her.  File covers her trip to Melbourne and return, comment on his brother William at Benalla etc.  41 pages, List 16.

NEWMAN, Isabel.  Suicided at Mordialloc in 1913, a baby farmer who had killed two infants. Other Newman family mentioned were Thomas Charles, Thomas Oldfield, Alice Annie and Isabel Collier, and other names were Dr Crawford H. MOLLISON, Mrs Amy TOPPIN and Mrs Dolly FOLEY.  List 15.

NEWMAN, Percy Robert, born Dunedin New Zealand, married Martha Ann SHORT in 1908.  They separated in 1909; in 1917 she asks police to find him to support her, believes he has married again.  Copy of 1916 marriage certificate to Florence May NEANDER on file and quite detailed report on situation.  Although he is a bigamist, the charge is dropped.  41 pages, List 72.

NICHOLLS, Elizabeth, Long Gully, wrote several letters in 1904-05 re her husband Joseph who went to W.A.  four years ago, and has stopped sending maintenance for her and their 5 children. 17 pages, List 64.

NICHOLLS, Ernest A., Constable, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking for help to find his sister Fanny Adelaide, not heard from for 2 months.  She was employed by Mrs. EWINS of Aspendale.  Photo on file.  4 pages, List 34.  (See Explanation about ordering photos.)

NICHOLLS, John. Herbal specialist. False registration of eight children, Mrs. Sophia DENNIS involved. Large file covering 1894-1898.  List 1.

NICHOLLS, W.A., Ararat, 1902.  Applies to join force, served in South Africa.  1 page, List 12.

NICHOLS, W.  Writes from Regina Canada in 1898; is a member of the North West Mounted Police, with five years experience, is 30yrs, applies to join police in Victoria.  1 page, List 7.

NICOLSON, Charles William Balfour, 38 years, station manager; secret enquiries sought by wife in Toorak in 1902.  Had been in Sydney.  She believes he is with Fanny MOSS nee MARTIN.  Several letters on file.  13 pages, List 62.

NICHOLSON, Rev. Joseph, Maryborough, Victoria.  Series of letters in 1905 re local betting arrangements at Highland Society, and copies of newspapers.  Large file, List 52.

NICHOLSON, L.M.  Sought in 1898 by daughter Maggie Grace Nicholson of Dromana, last heard of in Elsternwick.  10 pages, List 21.

NICOL, Andrew, left Melbourne for Dulbery NSW in 1895, c25 years, a Scot.  Information sought by Mrs. WEST of West Melbourne, ‘he is wanted very urgent.’  Found.  8 pages, List 30.

NICOLELLA/NICOLETTA, Nicola.  Italian Consul wrote in 1905 on behalf of his mother who was anxious about him, hadn’t heard for a year, he was cc 22 years old.  8 pages, List 9.

NIGHTINGALE, John Hollier, file re his damaging a railway bridge at Moorabool, brothers George and Frederick SCALES witnesses.  14 pages, List 13.

NIVEN, Colin, grazier, Moyerisk, did not register daughter Isabel Kate, born in 1900, until 1901, in order to avoid vaccination.  File re possible prosecution.  15 pages, List 52.

NOACK, Friedrich Wilhelm.  German Consul Melbourne seeks death certificate in 1908; born 1807 Schoneberg, believed died Victoria 1888.  3 pages, List 5.

NOBLE, Frederick Manderville, deserted wife in Ballarat in 1901. In 1911 injured at Broken Hill, where he was known as David MILLER, by which time he had remarried and had 3 children.  Incomplete file.  5 pages, List 99.

NOBLE, John, Richmond, queries the medical rejection of his application to join police force in 1905, asks reconsideration.  7 pages, List 69.

NORMAN, Arthur, complains to the Governor  he was taken out of prison in 1895, and to Malvern Court without being able to change out of gaol clothes, which told against him in subsequent court case.  10 pages, List 26.

NORMAN, Walter George, wanted for failure to maintain his children Olive and Leonard; his wife took the family to South Australia where her mother lived.  He was arrested in Sydney in 1920. His mother was Mrs. FRENCH.  Photo of him in military uniform on file.  A large file, with some duplication.  List 70.

NORTH, Mrs. A., wrote from King Lake in 1899 re her sister – ANDERSON, who had gone into service at Kirkella Station near Stawell.  Due to return home to her mother in Prahran, she had not done so.  Mother, a German, was worried.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

NORTON, J., Gillenbah via Narrandera NSW, wrote in 1909 offering to take two of his deceased brother John’s children.  Detailed report on arrangements for the six children.  6 pages, List 89.

NOTMAN, Thomas and wife, Lancefield.  Adopt a child abandoned on their doorstep in 1867.  6 pages, List 35.

NOTT, A. South Yarra, 1920 letter requesting return of pea rifle confiscated from son Oswald by Healesville Court.  4 pages, List 3.

NOTT, Mrs Alfred, sought by W.H. TRAVERS, Orange NSW in 1910; she was a one time married to his grandfather.  9 pages, List 94.

NUBIE, Lizzie. Qld. Aborigine, c18 years old, working as a nurse girl at Wycheproof, 1898. Alleges rape by Hugh Anderson; he acquitted. Gives birth to a child but it dies.  List 1.

NUGENT, Jane, charged Thomas WHITFIELD with deserting his illegitimate child in 1894.  He was a miner, 27 years, whose parents were in Creswick area.  In 1896 he was arrested at Ensay.  28 pages, List 42.

NUGENT, John, Irish, shoemaker, c48 years, deserted wife at Brooklyn near Footscray in 1892.  Found interstate, but unable to support her.  6 pages, List 38.

NUNAMAKER, Howard.  Information sought by wife E.P., in Adelaide in 1915.  He was an American; has heard he was in gaol, will come to Melbourne and take him home – is of drunken habits.  Letter she wrote to him is still on the file.  16 pages, List 79.

NUTTALL, Florence, left mother in Myrtleford and took a job in Melbourne in 1903.  A.T. HUGHES writes on behalf of her mother who is German and can’t write in English.  She wants her daughter sent home.  4 pages, List 69.

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OAKLEY, Thomas.  Writes threatening letter to Dr. Louis HENRY of Melbourne, who goes to police.  Has a grievance against his father the late David Henry over a legacy.  8 pages, List 16.

O’BRIEN, Daniel, died in Melbourne hospital in 1911, relatives sought; son John in Marble Bar, daughter Mary WILLIAMS in Melbourne.  Letters from then on file.  Found.  12 pages, List 98.

O’BRIEN, Elizabeth, formerly married to – SKUDDEN and living in Echuca, sought in 1898 by Thomas CLARKE, auctioneer etc., Walgett, NSW.  Found.  5 pages, List 21.

O’BRIEN, Joseph, left Perth for Melbourne in 1915, formerly in police force in W.A.  In 1916 his wife wrote from Stirling St., asking police to find him; she has 2 children to support.  His siblings Arthur, Michael and Mrs. WILLIAMS were in South Melbourne.  Traced.  9 pages, List 77.

O’BRIEN, Mrs. L., Brooklyn Farm Croydon, wrote in 1913; she had been deserted by her husband Hugh Major O’Brien and wanted help with her 3 children.  4  pages, List 93.

O’BRIEN, Laurie, child, of Bridge Road Richmond, found a wallet and money in 1919.  It was handed to police but not claimed, so given to him.  He was to share part of the proceeds with friend Basil CHARLESTON.  7 pages, List 3.

O’BYRNE, Michael Francis, deserted wife Mary and 2 children in South Yarra in 1908; found interstate.  8 pages, List 85.

O’CAIN, James, sought by wife Annie, Cottesloe Beach in 1911.  His mother Bridge was well known in the Wangaratta area.  Not found.  9 pages, List 101.

‘OCEANA’ GOLD ROBBERY. Sydney, 1897, £5,000 stolen. Very large file.  List 1.

O’CONNOR, John, sought by brother P.J., Rokewood, Sydney NSW, in 1905, not heard from since 1870, had been in Victoria police years ago, would be c59 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

O’CONNOR, William George.  Port Melbourne.  Bomb thrown at his house, 1928.  1 page, List 4.

ODBERT, Herbert F., Sydney, agent for the BURNS-JOHNSON MOVING PICTURES in 1909.  Complains that two boys he hired in Ballarat absconded with sale proceeds.  They are identified as Norman McFarland, 14 years and John JENKINS, 13 years.  12 pages, List 89.

O’DONAHOO, J. Leo, Goolburra Station Qld., wrote in 1911 to ask if his mother Mrs F.E. O’Donahoo was still living; he left Victoria 20 years ago.  5 pages, List 98.

O’DONNELL, Michael, wrote from Fitzroy in 1906.  He is the eldest son of Sgt. D. of the Detective Force, wants to join police.  He is a trained pen and ink sketcher; is under age.  4 pages, List 26.

O’DONOHUE, James, a patient in Yarra Bend Asylum in 1900, he wrote asking about property left at Walhalla.  He was subsequently discharged and wanted it sent to Port Fairy.  11 pages, List 44.

O’DONOHUE, Michael, c60 years, native of Co. Cavan Ireland.   Information sought by eldest son James in 1895, has heard that he died on the W.A. goldfields; requests that reply be sent to his mother at Yambuk  Mrs. C. O’Donohue interviewed and states that her husband deserted her 24 years ago, that James has recently been released from a lunatic asylum and that he is possibly delusional.  6 pages, List 29.

O’DOW, John, Koowerup, farmer, American, threatened suicide in 1911; report on case.  4 pages, List 98.

O’FARRELL, Peter Andrew Charles. Threats to William LANE of St. Kilda, 1886. Further file 1886. Taken to hospital by police 1898, died destitute a few days later; former solicitor who attempted to shoot Archbishop Goold.  List 1.

O’FARRELL, P.A.C.  Discharged from gaol in 1884 and kept under surveillance by police.  Letters from various R/C officials, and an 1863 letter from O’Farrell on file.  A very large file, covering 1884/85.  List 56.

OGLE, Arthur, accidentally killed on railway near Leongatha in 1901; file re burial expenses etc., had sister in Geelong.  10 pages, List 51.

O’GORMAN, Thomas.  Morwell, 1898.  Two letters re joining the police force; rejected on medical reasons.  4 pages, List 7.

O’GRADY, Miss G., A’beckett Street Melbourne,  in 1910 complained about manhandled by police at Parliament House.  Report states pestering MPs about land matters.  10 pages, List 91.

O’GRADY, M., applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  1 page, List 55.

O’GRADY, Nurse Mary, South Fremantle, sought John Edward DOYLE, fireman in railways, in 1916.  She has his 18 month old son.  Found to have enlisted under an assumed name; his sister is Mrs. PHILLIPS, Northcote.  7 pages, List 78.

O’GRADY, Thomas Joseph.  His wife Elizabeth writes from Yass in 1906.  They were married in 1895 and have three children.  She has heard that he has married Lenna MACK.  He has a sister Mrs. Ellen MOONEY in Footscray.  9 pages, List 4.

O’HARA, M., shearer,  Nyang Station, Moulamein, NSW, wrote in 1907.  His wife and family have been turned out of a house in Carlton by Mrs. KELLETT, who has kept their furniture; asks police help in getting it back.  5 pages, List 84.

O’HARE, James, 69 years, husband of Ann, arrested for being drunk and disorderly, took poison and died in Melbourne police cell, 1906.  Report on case.  13 pages, List 34.

OHEBERG, Erick William.  Information sought by wife at Somerville in 1901, he was 38 years, a Swede, a traveller for a nursery, and not heard from for a year.  Faded photo of him with a bike is on file.  2 pages, List 52.

O’KANE, Mrs.  Wrote from Sydney in 1910 re her husband Richard, timber worker, 46 years, has brothers Harry and Bernard; he has deserted her.  15 pages, List 24.

O’KEEFE, Daniel, wrote from Rowsley in 1900.  He was a candidate for the force, and asked if he needed to transfer a lease of land at Glenmore Station before being admitted.  1 page, List 44.

O’KEEFE, Thomas William, return soldier No 6587, 9th Battalion, Qld., went missing from his ship on way back from England in 1918; found drowned.  Small photo on file.  2 pages, List 74.

OLD, Ernest, Dingee, 1902, applies to join force, fought in South Africa, is a racing cyclist.  2 pages, List 12.

OLD MELBOURNE CEMETERY PRESERVATION LEAGUE.  Secretary A.H. PADLEY wrote in 1918 asking details of a fire which destroyed the lodge and records in 1865; no trace found.  12 pages, List 76.

O’LEARY, Mrs. Catherine, wrote strange letter to police from Yabba Yabba near Dookie in 1900; locals give her a bad character.  8 pages, List 46.

O’LEARY, Daniel, wrote from Donald in 1896 re alleged rape of girl PARKER by William MORGAN, son of her employer.  Mrs. Morgan is proprietor of the Donald Times and he claims local police are friendly with her.  Detailed report on situation includes statement that Morgan horsewhipped O’Leary, who owns a rival newspaper.  9 pages List 35.

OLERHEAD, E.M., wrote from Salisbury West via Inglewood in 1896; re Angus K. STOCKTON.  Refers to previous letter which is not on file.  Writes of maintenance of an illegitimate child.  Not found.  8 pages, List 37.

OLFE, M.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1888 re her husband J.D.M., a watchmaker.  Police report states that she is really only trying to confirm his death and he has attempted suicide several times.  3 pages, List 5.

OLIPHANT, Arthur, East Melbourne.  Private enquiry sought by Admiral Sir Harry RAWSON, Government House Sydney, in 1903; he had applied for employment there, as he knew his father in China many years ago.  Detailed report given ‘had been wild and extravagant’ in his youth.  8 pages, List 67.

OLIVER, Mrs. nee BROCKHOUSE, living with father in Preston after her husband Samuel, 32 years, iron moulder, left her and their 3 children and went to Queensland.  Asks police to find him.  8 pages, List 36.

OLIVER, George, 70 years, died suddenly at George Hotel Williamstown; sister was Sarah Gibbs Oliver. Child Bessie FAIRFOUL found him; licensee is Jennie GORDON. 4 pages, List 51.

OLIVER, Grace, 15 years, Camberwell, went with friend Linda LEE, Hawthorn,  on train to Carrum for a picnic in 1915, and claimed sexually assaulted by local constable, but William John NEWSOME appears to have been the offender.  Her testimony unreliable, so no prosecution.  Warning:  this is a large and confronting file.  List 80.

OLIVER, Rosemary, East Prahran, 21 years, attempted suicide in 1910, found by 11 year old sister Doris.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 96.

OLIVER, Thomas, Naval Base Crib Point, left daughter with Mrs. McINTEE of Launceston Tasmania and in 1916 she complained that he had failed to send maintenance; child’s mother is dead.  4 pages, List 78.

O’MAHONY, Edward.  Wrote from O’Mahony’s Creek, Lardner in 1894, complaining of the treatment he received by a local constable.  Comment on his character.  17 pages, List 13.

O’MALLY, Charles.  Wife Doris reports him missing from his home at McKinnon in 1928.  He was a signalman, 46 years.  Small damaged photo on file.  List 61.

O’NEILL, John, died in Melbourne hospital in 1894, 35 years old, not known to people, so photograph taken.  Family in Rushcutters Bay NSW identify the photo as being the son of Patrick and Julia nee Holloway, born at Sydney, and give history.  Letters re his being given a proper burial.  25 pages plus faded copy of the photo.  List 41.

O’NEILL, John, bootmaker, 17 years, and George LAYTON, hired a jinker and horse from COFFEY BROS. of Richmond and took it to Shepparton where they abandoned it after trying to sell it.  Charged with larceny.  Witness James TALLANT, Coffey employee.  8 pages, List 27.

ONSLOW, Daisy Bell, child of Adelaide Louisa, committed to Industrial School in 1900 after being found to be neglected.  File re conveyance there from Yackandandah.  12 pages, List 47.

OPIUM DENS.  Report on 3, in and off Lt. Bourke St., Melbourne in 1895.  ‘Male Europeans who smoke are of the fairly respectable or working class … the women are nearly all prostitutes, but while here they are invariably sober and noting to complain of … Opium Dens are visited by smokers for one purpose, of having a quick smoke only … not used for immoral purpose.’  List 31.

O’REILLY, Bessie & James. Charged with murder of child Elizabeth at Ballarat, acquitted, 1901. Large file.  List 1.

O’REILLY, Elizabeth, sought by sister Mary Ann SAVAGE, Cloncurry Qld in 1917.  Their brother Joseph O’REILLY had died and left her a bequest.  She was in the Presentation Convent St. Kilda in 1886.  Not found.  21 pages, List 74.

O’REILLY, Isabel, 14 years, sent from Perth to Melbourne by her stepmother Bell ANDREWS in 1912.  Andrews subsequently wrote to police that she had received a letter from Isabel, alleging ill-treatment on the part of her sister Mrs. HALL.  Another sister Mrs. SAUNDERS named on file.  Detailed report shows that Isabel had been taken from a convent by Andrews 5 years previously and looked after.  8 pages, List 33.

O’RORKE, L.M.  Wrote from Carlton in 1907, applying to join C.I.D.  Formerly a detective in the Johannesburg Town Police, but retrenched, previously in Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry.  Married, 30 years.  4 pages, List 22.

O’ROURKE, Mrs Ellen, Park Street Melbourne; took poison in 1908, recovered.  7 pages, List 85.

O’ROURKE, Patrick. Large file re his death in 1906. Annie BROGAN involved, letters to her on file.  List 1.

ORR, Sidney Byron, deserted wife Agnes in Sydney c1905.  In 1907 she wrote seeking him; believed in Melbourne with another woman.  Found.  13 pages, List 83.

ORTON, Henry, 23 years, rescued from drowning in Port Melbourne lagoon in 1906; police assisted by Ralph MEDINA.  4 pages, List 71.

OSBALDESTON, Francis, ‘sailmaker on board the Livington on the articles Francis Graham’ writes re a ‘great wrong’ in 1899.  He can transmit his thoughts over long distances and receive same from others, but some have been sending foul and childest thoughts, and he blames the Prince of Wales.  He has also written to Scotland Yard about it.  2 pages, List 19.

OSBORN, Joseph, Bendigo, jeweller.  Wife Alswitha wrote from Fitzroy, in 1895 alleging his involvement with various criminal activities.  He writes that she has deserted him and their children, is mentally unwell; police agree.  13 pages, List 25.

OSBORNE, Henry James.  Sought by Mary, whom he married at Tamworth in 1896 and left shortly after.  She has found he has another wife, Isabella.  Not found.  14 pages, List 20.

O’SHANASSY, Michael, Benalla, in 1909 asked proof of age to be supplied.  States he joined police force c1857 as a boy; brother Peter is station at Cunninghame.  2 pages, List 91.

O’SHEA, Thomas Edward, Newport, threatened and shot in 1917, wife suspected.  He will not identify assailant, so no charge is laid.  His brother is Francis Henry O’Shea.  19 pages, List 71.

O’SHEA, Timothy.  Suicided at Kerang in 1906.  Father at Wagga Wagga seeks details; letter from brother Michael on file.  18 pages, List 3.

OSTON, Charles August, boot maker, sought by sister Mrs. O.A. BUCKWELL of Sydney in 1917.  Found.  11 pages, List 70.

O’SULLIVAN, K., wrote from Bright in 1904, asking details of her husband Cornelius William, who left two years ago, and was last head of at Walhalla. He was living with a half caste Chinese in Fitzroy under the name of RYAN and had a child there.  Was about 35 years of age.  Not found.  4 pages, List 33.

OTTENSON/OTENSON, Michael.  Information sought by Imperial Russian Consul, Melbourne, in 1895.  Last heard of at Drysdale.  Found.  5 pages, List 30.

OTWAY, Benjamin.  His wife writes from Creswick to Scotland Yard, thinks he may have committed bigamy in England.  They reveal he is a suspect in a murder there in 1897, is found to be a habitual criminal, with an alias of Joseph THOMBLIN.  Has a brother Charles.  File covers 1897-1904.  40 pages, 2 almost illegible, including sketches of him.  List 10.

OUSLEY, May, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1911 at the home of her sister Mary REYNOLDS.  8 pages, List 98.

OUTRIM, Reginald, Florence Ave, Kew, discovered abandoned female infant on verandah in 1918.  Investigation into single women who recently gave birth is made, and various women and children interviewed, including Emma Mary PURCELL, 17, who states that the father of her child is returned soldier Charles OWEN.  The infant is handed to a nurse and given the name of Florence CLOVELLY.  22 pages, List 73.

OVENDEN, W.H., watchmaker, Northam, W.A., left wife in Victoria c1896 and in 1906 asks, via solicitor Henry SPRY, for her to join him.  She states he is a drunkard.  6 pages, List 71.

OWEN, Ethel, real name Theodora Beatrice MELLIDAY, died at Fitzroy in 1915 after illegal abortion.  Parents lived in Lavender Bay NSW, and were asked to take her 3 year old child Frank Owen, but refused.  She worked at Parer’s Crystal Cafe, and fellow employees pay funeral expenses.  Letter from close friend Florence Owen, Hobart, on file; a tragic tale.  31 pages, List 80.

OXENHAM, William.  Daughter Gertrude writes from Paddington Sydney in 1898, asking for discreet enquiry whether he is still alive; mother is still paying his insurance.  Second letter states he has written, no need for search.  2 pages, List 22.

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PACKARD, Dudley Daleaugh, sought by wife L., Darlinghurst NSW, in 1906.  He was last heard of at Hamilton, is a compositor, 32 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 71.

PACKHAM, Ruby, 15 years, ran away from parents at Waterloo in 1906; found at Ballarat with – WATSON.  3 pages, List 71.

PACKWOOD, Ada Margaret, sought by Thomas Samuel Packwood, Fortitude Valley, Qld, in 1916.  Found.  6 pages, List 78.

PAGE, Gladys. Writes from Brisbane in 1920. She is 19 years old and pregnant to Captain Edward MacMILLAN; seeks police help in finding him.  List 1.

PAGE, Mrs. Mary, West Melbourne, deserted by husband Henry in 1903, leaving her and three children destitute and starving.  Report on case.  11 pages, List 67.

PAGE, Phillip John, 38 years, deserted wife Frances Bertha and children at Warracknabeal in 1915; they are placed in orphanage. 12 pages, List 81.

PAGE, Thomas.  Wife Annie writes from Adelaide, hasn’t heard from him for 9 mths; he is a railway carpenter, 42 yrs, born Gloucester England.  6 pages, List 5.

PALM, Elizabeth, wife of Maurice, dentist, wrote from Perth in 1912 regarding her mother Elizabeth Ellen McLAREN, living in South Melbourne, who needed to go into care somewhere.  She was from Edinburgh Scotland and had no other family here.  25 pages, List 32.

PALMER, Charles Henry, chef, Woollahra, Sydney, reported in 1917 that the anarchist Peter the Painter or PIATKOW, wanted in England for Hounditch murder in 1909 was working as a chef locally under the name of Paul HUBERT/Paul Jerome Hubert de BEAUDOUIN.  File covers history of offender and belief that they were different people.  34 pages, List 73.

PALMER, Harry, born Portsmouth England.  Sought in 1908 by A. ROYLE of Qld who had been asked by Palmer’s sister Lizzie to help find him.  Harry was last heard of 20 years before, then had a hotel in Sandhurst.  Police find he had died, but locate his widow and son.  9 pages, List 10.

PALMER, Lindsay Clarence and Clarence Roy CAULFIELD, jockey, both of Carlton, travelled to Watchem and broke into shop of  WARNE & GREEN in 1928.  Arrested, tried and gaoled.  Files includes two letters from Palmer and one from his mother, copy of evidence etc.  Large file, List 59.

PALMER, Robert, sought in 1908 by his nephew Frederick W., (son of William Henry) Lithgow NSW, who had recently arrived.  Robert was from Devonshire England, a boot maker and believed to be in Hamilton. Not found.  5 pages, List 85.

PALMER, W.T., ironmonger, Ferguson St. Williamstown.  Two coloured letterheads on file relating to purchases by local police, along with illustration of stoves by R. DURRANT.  2 pages and 1 page, List 40.

PANKHURST, Adele. Anti conscription brochure on file, report on her speech.  List 1.

PANTON, Joseph John, sought by Mrs. Hilda CUNNINHAM, Redfern, in 1916.  Her husband Thomas Alexander has deserted her; Panton was a friend of his.  Found.  9 pages, List 80.

PARAVICINI, Andrew, charged with indecent assault on 7 year old Lucy May McALLISTER at Barry’s Reef in 1897.  Warning: This large file has graphic details.  List 65.

PARFETT, Sophy. McKenzie Creek via Horsham, wrote in 1910 re Henry HAMILTON, the father of her child Mary, who had absconded, and was believed in Queensland.  8 pages, List 94.

PARKER, Arthur Frederick, deserted wife May in Footscray after 1913 and enlisted in Tasmania under the name of ELLIS; discharged 1917. She has heard that he married Bessie STEWART in Hobart.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 70.

PARKER, Christopher.  Sought by Agent General in 1888, a tinsmith.  Found interstate.  8 pages, List 5.

PARKER, Jennie, 17 years old, wrote in 1903 asking police to find her mother.  She is the daughter of William and Mary nee BRANAGAN, and ‘was stolen from my home by my father’ c15 years ago.  She has siblings William and Samuel, and her mother was the daughter of Daniel of Scotland.  Not found.  7 pages, List 65.

PARKER, Robert R.B., arrested at Government House in 1903 and committed to an asylum.  Detailed report on circumstances.  14 pages, List 66.

PARKHURST, Mrs Gertrude, Lefroy, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re sister Mrs Joseph COLE, whose husband has deserted her and their 2 children.  Found.  7 pages, List 96.

PARNELL, Irene Juanita Prudence, born Orroroo South Australia 1899, bought to Melbourne by her mother in 1916 and gave birth to an illegitimate child.  Reputed father was Reuben TEAGUE who was an employee of her father and had enlisted.  Investigation into charge of carnal knowledge but dropped at mother’s insistence, to avoid scandal.  This is a quite detailed file.  14 pages, List 77.

PARR, Martha, Oakleigh, wrote in 1910 re A.E. EMERY, who promised to marry her and has disappeared; she is pregnant.  2 pages, List 96.

PARSONS, J.M.  of Brooklyn Tinning St. Brunswick, thanks police in 1920 for helping his wife who took ill on a tram.   6 pages, List 24.

PARSONS, James.  In 1899 an unknown male was found dead at Talbot.  Letters found on the body refer to a sister at Abbotsford.  W.O. STACEY, his brother in law arrives to identify body, but it has already been interred.  From description he confirms identity, but problems arise in trying to get death certificate amended.  Detailed background of Parsons given.  29 pages, List 16.

PARTRIDGE, Charles.  Formerly a tobacconist, c74years old, with a one son who is a butcher.  Information sought by James WORTLEY of Brisbane, 13 pages, List 10.

PASSING, Carl, 13 years, confessed in 1909 to indecent act with 7 year old Ethel ROCHE, (parents own Black Spur Hotel) both pupils at Narbethong State School.  Warning:  quite graphic details in this file.  7 pages, List 91.

PATE, Mrs. C. c/- Albert Park Coffee Palace, wrote in 1917, complaining that noisy youths next door to her property ‘Mon Repos’ in Mentone were upsetting her tenants.  2 pages, List 70.

PATEN, Agnes Maud, Fremantle, WA, wrote in 1905 re her husband Henry James Paten, c48 years, who left over two years ago and had only sent a small amount of money since for maintenance.  Found, he wanted her to join him in Victoria, but she refused.  7 pages, List 65.

PATERSON, Ellen, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1910; 48 years, wife of Robert, an engineer at Newport workshop; children William and Martha.  8 pages, List 23.

PATERSON, George Beal, Newcastle NSW wrote in 1915 re Ivy WALDRON of Raywood.  They had married after only knowing each other a short time, and she had left shortly afterward, taking some of his money.  Interviewed, she gives a different version of events.  10 pages, List 54.

PATON, David, swagman, drowned at Kyabram in 1900.  Report states received remittances from Mr. KING of Beath, Schuss & Co, and he pays burial expenses.  10 pages, List 47.

PATTENDEN, Mrs. F.  of Neutral Bay Sydney, wrote in 1918 re Elizabeth CHAFFEY, last heard in Brisbane.  Her widowed invalid mother is anxious to find her; not found.  4 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, Alexander.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children reports that he has illtreated a child named Bertie RICKETTS at Mornington in 1898.  Police report.  5 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, David. Complains in 1919 that the woman he married in 1917, Agnes McWHINNIE, committed bigamy as her first husband was still alive when they married. Two marriage certificates on file, one with Patterson, the other with Albert Edwin SHEPPERD. Patterson described as ‘eccentric’. 16 pages. List 1.

PATTERSON, Frank, wanted for embezzlement on Edward Francis HUGHES at Casterton, in 1906.  Real name believed to be Francis GOURLEY; actor, believed to be appearing under name Herbert LINDEN in ‘The Fatal Wedding’ a flyer for which is on file.  Photo and 8 pages, List 50.

PATTERSON, Mary, 73 years, murdered at South Melbourne in 1906 by Thomas JOHNSTONE alias TRELOAR.  This is a large file.  List 82.

PATTON, James.  Sought by brother John of Cootamundra in 1904; not found.  6 pages, List 12.

PAUL, E.  Sought by police in 1913 over fraud on Royal Bank in Melbourne by an N. Paul.  He and a Mr. GOTOBED were farmers in Langwarrin; faded photo of the two of them in front of a tent.  File is incomplete; 5 pages, List 8.  See introduction re cost of a copy of a photograph.

PAUL, Jules James, ex Mauritius police, wrote in 1907 requesting the return of his children taken by the State.  Detailed report states wife requested help to look after their four children as he owed maintenance and was violent towards her.    6 pages, List 82.

PAUL, Jules Joseph, Queenville Estate, Yarraville, complains in 1911 that police are blocking access to his children, living with their mother in Fitzroy.  Report states he is living with a Miss RYAN, children are Wards of the State etc.  7 pages, List 100.

PAULL, Mrs. Charity, Tarilta.  Her hotel and post office burnt to the ground in 1896, only partially insured.  Thomas GEORGE and Herbert WHARTON fined for letting off crackers.  Witness statements from Alice SPENCER (nee Paull), William James GEDDES, Edmund DUNSTAN.  29 pages, List 35.

PAYNE, Arthur, left wife Alice and 2 boys at Fitzroy in 1918, and went interstate seeking work.  She wrote to police asking them to find him; was destitute.  6 pages, List 81.

PAYNE, Thomas, fruit grower, Seville, attempted suicide in 1906.  File covers details and whether to charge him or not; no.  6 pages, List 34.

PAYNTING, George Jnr. File re charge of receiving stolen property at Eaglehawk, 1880. Witnesses William CRACK, Thomas GIST, William LEWIS give evidence. Case dismissed. 18 pages, List 2.

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PEACOCK, H.A., Sydney, wrote in 1903 re his 15 year old daughter Ethel, who had run off, possibly with – NICHOLLS; her mother had recently died.  Police establish they had tried to marry at Lancefield.  3 pages, List 66.

PEACOCK, James, died suddenly at Dargo in 1911; from Bega NSW.  His brother John, Crabbs Creek, informed.  3 pages, List 99.

PEACOCK, Dr. Samuel. Anonymous letter from Cape Town, 1902, alleges he is an abortionist. Police report on his activities.  List 1.

PEACOCK, Dr. Samuel, advised in 1900 he was adopting his late brother’s children Ethel Knox, Vera Knox, John Knox and William Knox Peacock.  5 pages, List 47.

PEACOCK, Dr Samuel, charged with murder of Mary Margaret DAVIES in 1911.  File re expenses, witness’s reward etc.  25 pages, List 99.

PEAGRAM, Albert, Bundaberg Qld., wrote in 1909 re his son A.J. who left there in 1902 and hasn’t been heard from for some years.  Not found.  5 pages, List 91.

PEARCE, R., bootmaker, Kyneton, in 1903 asks police to help get his 19 year old daughter to return home.  Detailed report on family shows the mother is an invalid; daughters Helen and Ethel mentioned.  6 pages, List 66.

PEARSON, C.W., Yanga Station via Swan Hill, asked in 1911 is his father Henry, who joined the police force in 1848 was ever Aide-de-Camp to Governor Latrobe.  6 pages, List 97.

PEARSON, Helen.  Daughter of William of Caulfield, claims child is too ill to be vaccinated in 1893, but still has not been done in 1895, when he is at Wodonga.  16 pages, List 29.

PEARSON, Nellie, 25 years, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1915.  Had left husband John for married man George BLACKWOOD.  No charge.  7 pages, List 79.

PEGUS, S.G., Maytown, Cooktown, Qld, wrote in 1894, asking if the ‘Civiate Remedial Agency’ Dr George Walsh, 131 Collins St., Melbourne was genuine, of a ‘quack’ organisation.  8 pages, List 13.

PEIRCE, William. Died in Bendigo Hospital in 1881. File re expenses of burial. 6 pages, List 2.

PEKIN, Mrs., Richmond, 1898.  Husband begs local constable Thomas C. KELLY, who is off duty, to help him get her to Abbotsford Convent to dry out, she is a drunkard.  Neighbours petition, complaining about his actions.  Report on case.  18 pages, List 22.

PELZER, Margaret, attempted suicide by jumping into Yarra river in 1910; rescued by Ernest HOLDEN, John GRIERSON, Thomas TERRY and Robert CROFT, all of Richmond.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 93.

PENCO, Francesco.  Italian Consul in Melbourne writes on his behalf; he is working at Yarraville and has been threatened by his workmates.  6 pages, some very faint as ink has faded, List 5.

PENNEY, Mrs. James A., wrote from Queenbeyan NSW in 1906 re relative Daniel McCAULEY, carpenter,w ho had not answered her letters; is her only living relative in Australia on her father’s side.  Found.  3 pages, List 27.

PENSHURST GOLF CLUB, A.R. A’Beckett secretary, wrote in 1910 seeking use of part of the police paddock for a golf course; refused.  17 pages, List91.

PENTRIDGE GOVERNOR.  Unsuccessful attempt by police in 1894 to identify printer of scandalous verse being circulated about the governor, J? BULL.  Copy of the poem on the file.  5 pages, List 3.

PEPPER, Elizabeth, alleges husband John tried to poison her in Fremantle WA in 1895; hands sample of tea to government chemist and it is found to contain arsenic.  Now living with mother Lydia KNIGHTS (taken name of de-facto) in Richmond Vic.  W.A. police send a detailed report, including that she was pregnant to another man when she joined her husband in WA, that a Deed of Separation had been drawn up and that her claims were false according to near neighbours.  25 pages, List 27.

PEPPER, James, Constable.  Died in 1869 leaving a wife and 2 sons.  In 1911 his sister Mrs A. McLEAN, NSW, wrote to police seeking his location, unaware he had died.  File includes his 1856 references and family detail.  His daughter Mrs Ketu DONNELLY traced.  13 pages, List 97.

PEPPER, John.  Wife Elizabeth wrote from Charlton in 1895, asking police to help get him to pay maintenance.  He was in Fremantle.  Her baby had died, she is living with her parents KNIGHTS.  Medical bills on file, also death certificate of Lydia Pepper, 3 months.  Police report less than flattering.  The family had been in Melbourne; her mother Lydia Knights nee SHARP ran a brothel in Charlton and a man named CLARK has been paying maintenance on the child; false information has been supplied on the death certificate.  Clark’s mother Mrs. BANNON received a letter demanding money, even though the child had died.  Pepper sends money.  37 pages, List 28.

PERCEVAL, Dr. Montague W.C.  Information sought by wife Jane, c/- Rev. E. HIGGINS, Koroit in 1905; hasn’t sent maintenance since 1903.  He is a grandson of the Hon Spencer Perceval, formerly British Prime Minister and his brother will be the Earl of Egmont, and has been living with a Mrs. PORTEOUS.  She is a sister of Col. TEMPLETON.  Scotland Yard report that he has recently married there.  15 pages, List 65.

PERCIVAL, [PERCEVAL?] Mrs, Hawthorn, widow of a barrister, has two sons.  Police receive anonymous letter in 1901 re a girl she has adopted.  She explains circumstances; child is 9 year old Mary KEELY from Hay, NSW, and she had been abandoned by her father.  Her mother had two illegitimate children by another man.  5 pages, List 49.

PERKIN, William, Carlton, applied in 1881 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  2 pages, List 55.

PERKINS, Samuel, Back Creek, 1859; asks for Ticket of Leave to be transferred to Linton Diggings.  2 pages, List 84.

PERMAN, Tom, Gaiety Theatre, Melbourne, charged with overcrowding the theatre in 1904; letter from him on file.  15 pages, List 56.

PETERS, R.A., Corinella, Western Port, asks when he will be called into police force, is on waiting list.  1 page, List 20.

PETERSON, Mrs. A.E., St. Kilda, asked police in 1915 to confirm that the marriage of her grandson Private L.J. [Lionel Joseph] Peterson to V. LEECH was legal; he was underage.  He was killed in action and a woman claiming to be his wife has visited her.  7 pages, List 81.

PFEFFER, Joseph Victor, murdered his sister in law Florence WHITELY in 1911.  Police report on murder and arrest.  6 pages, List 100.

PHELPS, Thomas, deserted wife Margaret and children at Camperdown NSW in 1906.  Found with brother.  13 pages, List 69.

PHELPS, Thomas William, deserted wife Margaret and 3 children at Camperdown Sydney in 1906; they are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 69.

PHILLIPPO, Emma.  Died in 1906 at Cobden.  File re repayment of burial costs includes details of her application for the old age pension in 1905; she was born 1833, parents William PONTIN and Sarah KNIGHT.  24 pages, List 84.

PHILLIPS, Thomas, sentenced to 3 months gaol at Blackwood in 1865 for assaulting his wife.  Memorial asking for early release, is a small farmer and he will be ruined if he can’t plant his crop.  Signs with an X.  2 pages, List 34.

PHILLIPS, William ‘Boxer’ taken to hospital in 1900 after being found drunk in the street and delusional, but died there.  2 pages, List 47.

PHILLIPS, William, deserted wife Catherine at Ulverstone Tasmania c1895.  In 1904 a Victorian constable reported that he had married again and was living at Maffra.  Established that no warrant was ever issued for the desertion.  5 pages, List 56.

PHILLIPSON, Walter John, 62 years, ‘a mining man’ deserted wife Rose Ann in Sydney in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, List 35.

PHILMORE, Gordon Gregory, son of farmer at Jan Juc, died while parents were taking him to hospital at Geelong; police decide inquest unnecessary.  3 pages, List 30.

PIANTI, Pietro.  Committed suicide at Walhalla in 1882.  File re burial, creditors etc.  List 57.

PICKERING, C., of Pickering and Haldane, Hull England, wrote in 1899 re his cousin Thomas CHERRY, who regularly corresponded but hasn’t been heard from for some time.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 38.

PICKUL, Leiser.  Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896, seeking details of this man, a Russian Jew, tailor, keeping company with a Miss CALDER.  His wife and family are in Russia.  Found as PEACOL.  9 pages, List  35.

PIERCY, H., Wrote from Bourke NSW in 1895, applying to join police force, he was 25 yrs old.  2 pages, List 26.

PIGDON FAMILY. Queenscliffe. Correspondence re charge of neglecting children, 1898.  List 1.

PIGEONNEAU, -., French Consul, Melbourne, asked for a good conduct certificate for his son George Ferdinand, who was going to enlist in the French army in 1910.  Copy of certificate on file.  3 pages, List 54.

PIGGIN, Mary Ellen, left of Rutherglen and Corowa, widow, c52 years, sought by son H., Porepunka in 1911.  Not found.  12 pages, List 97.

PIGGOTT, Bernard, born Bacchus Marsh, left wife Teresa and child there in 1904 to work in New Zealand, and hadn’t been heard of since.  He was 32 years, a labourer.  Found in 1908 under the name HOLMES and described as an ‘absolute wastrel’.  File covers 1904-1908.  22 pages, List 84.

PIGOT, Florence, widow, gave birth to illegitimate child Harold and registered him in her maiden name of BEASLEY in 1917.  Child given to Mrs. Stanley GILMORE of Mulwala to nurse.  Police report on case.  8 pages, List 81.

PILICAS, Paul M., charged with assaulting Emily DIETRICH, waitress, Panama’s Oyster Café Melbourne in 1918; witness Elvie FRUSHER, waitress.  2 pages, List 74.

PILSTER, John, wrote from Queensland in 1905.  His mother had died and his father deserted him.  His aunt Mrs. R.A. WARREN of Richmond Vic., has told him that he has a brother Charles, known as MILLETT.  Asks police help to find them.  7 pages, List 8.

PIMBLETT, James, charged at Hamilton with carnal knowledge in 1895, along with unnamed father in law.  Trial postponed, allowed out on bail.  4 pages, List 28.

PINKERTON, John.  Foster (Gippsland) police report that he has applied to join force, but is not suitable ‘is only half witted & has no education’.   4 pages, List 6.

PINKHAM, W.E., bricklayer, Preston, thanks police in 1911 for their help when his daughter Emily was assaulted.  4 pages, List 99.

PINKUS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, caring for Eva, Ivy and Ethel LAUGHTON in Bendigo in 1896.  Anonymous letter claims they are being ill-treated.  9 pages, List 37.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife Ellen, Granville NSW in 1905.  He left her and their child without support; three letters on file.  He was a plate layer on the railways, 53 years.  14 pages, List 64.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife in Granville NSW in 1911.  Found.  4 pages, List 99.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife E., Granville NSW in 1911; he has not sent maintenance.  Found, he claims they were never married, he has no legal reason to support her, but will send something.  Informed of this claim, she gives details of the marriage ‘I must correct that bad man’s lies’.  8 pages, List 100.

PIZARS, Sabina.  Left her home in Geelong with Eileen KEATING, to visit sailors in Williamstown in 1913, both teenagers; parents alert police.  3 pages, List 8.

PLANCKE, Aloyse/Louis, sought by Belgian Consul in Melbourne in 1877; hasn’t been heard of since 1873.  Found.  8 pages, List 5.

PLAYER, Georgina Lillian, (may use name RICHARDS) sought by Mrs. Margaret ROSE of Randwick, Sydney in 1915. She left her daughter Thelma with a Mrs. THOMPSON who died suddenly, and Mrs. Rose is caring for her; 8 years old.  George THOMPSON is interviewed; says late wife’s step sister Mrs. CALLAGHAN has applied to have child.  12 pages, List 81.

PLAYHOUSE, Prince’s Bridge, Melbourne.  Theft of cash register from confectionary shop leased by Mrs. BAXTER in 1919.  Secretary writes confidentially to police that caretaker John WHYTE reported theft; Baxter had been given notice to quit, they suspect her.  6 pages, List 27.

PLUMMER, J.B. of Kogarah NSW, asked police to find his daughter Alice Maud GODDARD in 1908.  She had a son William.  Found.  4 pages, List 4.

POLLARD, Arthur.  Proprietor of Lilliputian Opera Co.  Wife writes from Qld re his address, 1909.  List 4.

POLLARD, George F., Nth Sydney, wrote in 1911 asking police to help get his daughter Mrs May ALEXANDER back home; her husband had deserted her.  7 pages, List 95.

POLLIE, Indian hawker, took ill and died at St. Arnaud hospital in 1895.  Ali ACKBER/ACKEBER, wrote from Bendigo, claiming his possessions.  5 pages, List 29.

POLLOCK, Alexander.  Charged with murder of Thomas C. BRUNER at Queenscliff, 1899.  Large file, List 3.

POLLOCK, Robert Manderson Leckie, deserted his wife and children at Marrickville and went to Melbourne c1900.  He was formerly in Brisbane.  File contains letter from wife and his sister Mrs. E.RIGNEY.  23 pages, List 49.

POND, Dick, young child, alleges father shot someone and disposed of body in dam at Springhurst in 1894.  Detailed report of investigation, story dismissed.  Names mentioned:  Mathew and Caspar MEYER, Thomas SINCLAIR, Robert CANNING, Roderick McLEAN (a youth).  26 pages, List 13.

POPE, Phillip, 14 years, shot and killed his younger brother Jack, 10 years at Moorabbin in 1928.  Traced by police, arrested and found insane, so placed in care.  In 1931 police discuss what to do with the murder weapon.  This is a large file.  List 60.

POPE, Rose, 16 years, living with uncle William Henry RANDELS in Brighton, was returning from her father’s house in Footscray when indecently assaulted on a train in 1899.  10 pages, List 41.

POPPENS, William, licensee of the Melbourne Hotel, Bourke St. objects in 1900 to being charged with trading after hours.  Police report that Fanny HOSKINS, who lived in a nearby wine shop, was seen leaving his premises with bottles, and others found on premises.  4 pages, List 44.

PORTER, Annie, born Poowong 1892, birth never registered by father Hugh, a labourer; brothers Hugh and Henry, born Drouin, may not have been registered either.  4 pages, List 39.

PORTER, John, Constable 3261, left force in 1887.  In 1901 asks for a copy of his discharge papers, is leaving for overseas.  2 pages, List 52.

POSNER, Mrs. M., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1900 re her ex husband Maurice, a dentist, who went by the name of PARK, and owed maintenance.  4 pages, List 46.

POSSET, Eugene. Murdered, inquest and trial brief, 1894. James C. WATSON and Alfred DOUGLAS suspected.  List 1.

POTTER, Daniel. Wife writes from Parramatta NSW in 1883, he deserted her in 1875; had been in NSW police force.  List 1.

POTTICARY, Mary.  Sydney solicitor writes in 1895 on behalf of her husband Richard who is concerned he hasn’t heard from her.  She kept an umbrella repair shop in Bendigo, and her maiden name was SHADWELL.  Found.  16 pages, List 29

POTTICARY, Richard, writes from Sydney in 1897 re wife Mary, last heard from in Eaglehawk.  Found, she refuses to have anything to do with him; he left her 3 year ago.  7 pages, List 25

POULTENEY, Zephaniah.  Alfred MAYNE reports to Melbourne police in 1908 that Poulteney, recently released from a lunatic asylum, had threatened to follow his wife to Tasmania and shoot her.  Tasmanian police alerted and find that the wife is staying with her stepfather, MEREDITH at Oyster Cove, but had met with him in Hobart where his mother lived.  12 pages, List 10.

POULSEN, John, accidentally burnt at Fountainbleau near Rushworth in 1908; taken to hospital he died there.  He was a native of Svendborg, Denmark, 69 years, arrived 1860.  File covers report of accident, details of difficulty in getting him to hospital etc., and has invoice from A.S. DARBY, hotelkeeper.  15 pages, List 85.

POULTON, Alfred, of Korumburra, committed to gaol in 1904 for failure to pay maintenance on children Beatrice May, Edith Jane and Frederick FIRTH, whose mother had died.  Also had a child by Mrs. Honora TILBY.  10 pages, List 10.

POUND, Edwin James, sexton of Runnymede Cemetery, writes in 1910 re account of Wilhelm HAGEDORN who dug grave of old-age pensioner William BRANKSON.  3 pages, List 24.

POWELL, Giles, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force; refused.  5 pages, List 55.

POWER, Henry/Harry. 1870 file re trial. 1887 complaint from his sister Mrs. SLATER of Oakleigh, that local constable is bringing people to see him – he is living with her.  List 1.

POWER, William.  Printed statement setting out his request to be reinstated in the Victoria Police Force in 1877; joined 1854.  8 pages, List 55.

PRAHRAN, 244 Chapel Street, small fire there in 1900, occupied by Wilhelmina KRIMPOTICA as a restaurant.  2 pages, List 50.

PRANDONI, Jack.  Applied for employment with MLC Assurance Co., in 1912, citing police as reference.  They report he was briefly a revenue agent with sly grog selling cases, but is unsuitable for employment.  He was born in northern Italy.  5 pages, List 32.

PRATT, A., Redfern, reports in 1910 that 18 year old daughter Grace has run away with Wally BLACKWELL, believed in Melbourne.  Not found. 6 pages, List 93.

PRATTEN, Harriet, died at Beechworth in 1906.  Matthew ENGLISH of Foster wrote claiming to be her son.  8 pages, List 82.

PREECE, Joseph, tailor, Auburn, fined for failure to vaccinate daughter Maud in 1900. 20 pages, List 51.

PRENDERGAST, Therese, 19 years, very easily led astray, left home in Sydney in 1898; sought by sister Mary McLEOD of Auburn.  Not found.  14 pages, List 23.

PRENTICE, Mrs. J.E., wrote from South Melbourne in 1898, on black bordered paper.  Her husband had just renewed his car registration and licence when he died; seeks a refund of money.  Refused.  2 pages, List 22.

PRENTICE, William Edward. Lodges complaint in 1918 about his treatment by police. He is a returned soldier. Report states he went to the South African War, was associated with the Whitton episode [Breaker Morant], and sentenced to death. Detail of his criminal activities. 11 pages.  List 1.

PRESTON, Mrs. Hannah, wrote from Hindmarsh South Australia in 1898, is a ‘brokenhearted wife, mother and sister’.  Looking for sister Ellen GWYNNE, who came from the UK c13 years ago, and was last heard of in 1893, using mother’s maiden name of HARDINGHAM.  Hannah is the mother of 15, 7 of which are alive.  Mentions daughter Maude Elizabeth who married John Henry WHITE, but ‘does not bear a good name in Society.’  Is critical of her own husband ‘a human beast more than a man’.  23 pages, List 17.

PRESTON, Walter Charles, born New Zealand 1905, son of James George.  In 1928 came to Australia and used the name Walter KIMBER to compete in professional running events, winning quite a lot of money.  Officials suspicious so police investigation followed.  Photo of him in running gear on file.  43 pages, List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

‘PREUSSEN’. Quarantined 1887; engineer VON RUTI escapes.  List 1.

PRICE, Jane and brother Arthur, accidentally killed in Beech Forest in 1896.  Two page report.  List 37.

PRICE, Thomas, died in 1893 at Southern Cross Hospital ,Western Australia of consumption.  Lillie McILWRAIN wrote from Clydebank Sale in 1895 on behalf of his sister Elizabeth, her employee, who has heard that he has died and left some assets.  8 pages, List 25.

PRICKETT, Emily, Brunswick, married, 35 years, attempted suicide in 1911.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 99.

PRITCHARD, Charles, boat builder, Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1903 re his wife Fanny Ann, 55 years who had left him with Leslie SOUTHWELL, 23 years, his apprentice and gone to Melbourne.  They had been married for 40 years; heartfelt letter from him.  He seeks police help to get her to return.  An interesting file.  7 pages, List 66.

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL LEAGUE OF VICTORIA. Printed rules and platform, 1891.  List 1.

PROPISH, Lucy, Horsham, wrote in 1917 seeking confidential advice on how to deal with a local male.  1 page, List 74.

PRUDE, Lucy, 38 years, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1912; son in law Lewis WHITE took her to hospital.  Report on, and decision not to charge her.  6 pages, List 32.

PRUEN, Mrs. L.M., wrote from Bathurst NSW in 1896 re her husband Edward Jenner Pruen.  She believed he was keeping a hotel or bar in Melbourne; was a singer and comedian on the stage, and owed her maintenance.  Not found.  15 pages, some damaged.  List 29.

PURCELL/PURSELL, William. His mother, who lives at Bendigo, has not heard from him for about two years, and asks police to check if a murdered man at Nowra in NSW is her son, as he was last heard from there. He was a blacksmith. Police find him alive. 7 pages, List 2.

PURDIE, John, cut wife Annie’s throat with a razor at Ballarat in 1891, in front of adopted children Rose and Robert.  Arrested, he died in gaol.  Detailed report on incident and care of children.  8 pages, List 51.

PURSE, Clara.  Mother, Mrs. John NICHOLL of Carlton, writes in 1894, stating that Clara, 13 years, had left Seymour some months before with Charles BOND and his family, and he refused to return her.  7 pages, List 13.

PURTLE, Patrick, died suddenly in Red Lion Hotel, Melbourne, in 1900, c45 years.  He was blind and lived there out of charity of licensee Alex. CATHCART.  His sister was Mrs. Mary LEONARD of Netherby and he had a brother in NSW.  5 pages, List 49.

PYSING, George.  Incomplete file re him being arrested at Perth and extradited to Melbourne in 1898.  5 pages and photo, List 7.  See comment re photographic costs.  CONNECTION FOUND.

PYWELL, Henry Claude.  Telegram from W.A. in 1897 refers to Police Gazette entry and reports he is in Fremantle, was arrest desired.  Father in law Thomas BOOKLESS of Drouin refuses to pay costs, so case dropped.  6 pages, List 39.

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QUAST, E., Trungley Hall via Temora NSW, wrote in 1911.  He had ordered an artificial leg from R. SIMPSON & Sons and it hadn’t arrived.  5 pages, List 97.

QUICK & HYETT, solicitors, Bendigo, give notice in 1896 that William Arthur SPENCER, and his wife, now of Ellesmere, formerly of Charters Towers, have adopted Martha Mary Jane SNELL, 10 years, born Cobar NSW, daughter of late George Henry SNELL, late of Coolgardie.  3 pages, List 36.

QUIGLEY, Daniel.  Deserted wife Rosina in St. Kilda in 1897, went to Western Australia.  Carpenter, c40 years.  Found.  4 pages, List 17.

QUIGLEY, Ellen, gave birth to illegitimate child at the house of her employer Mrs. REYNOLDS, Ballarat, in 1900.  Medical man alerts police who arrange for a nurse and for her to go to step father Harry ELDRIDGE in Learmonth.  File covers claims for payment by nurse Mrs. W. HARRISON.  Father of child named.  20 pages, List 46.

QUIGLEY, I.T., Terang, 1902; applies to join police force, 2 pages, List 12.

QUIGLEY, Mrs. Rosina, Abbotsford, complains in 1904 that she was not informed of the death of her husband Daniel.  3 pages, List 71.

QUILL, Teresa nee FAHEY. Large file re her bigamy with John Francis ROE, school teacher. His mother wants her prosecuted. 1901-02. Further large file – Teresa sues him for maintenance of their child.  List 1.

QUIN, Alexander Chamberlin, murdered Margaret E. WATSON at Albert Park in 1896.  File re case.  16 pages, List 39.

QUIN, John P., sought by brother Theodore in Melbourne in 1903.  He was late of Bright, 43 years, son of the late Charlotte, one of several brothers, including Augustus Whitney and Alfred Ernest.  Found.  13 pages, List 67.

QUIN GEE.  Died at Browns near Scarsdale in 1898, buried by police.  Had a share in a hut with ME SING who asks police to sell property as he wants to return to China as he is old – his letter on file.  Part of the proceeds of sale are refunded to cover cost of burial.  3 pages, List 16.

QUINLIVAN, A.G., son of Thomas of Coghill’s Creek, fell overboard from S.S. Courier in 1906.  Witness Alice FRASER, married, but living apart from her husband and with mother at Richmond, supplied statement.  Body not found.  Edward HAMBURGER, Hanna’s Bottling Works, Kalgoorlie WA, seeks details.  19 pages, some repetition.  List 82.

QUINLIVAN, Mary.  Warrant issued in 1896 after she failed to appear at Gordon Court in case involving attempted carnal knowledge of 13 year old Anne Greene by her father John GREENE, licensee of the Railway hotel there.  Mary is 17 years old, and his stepdaughter.  Mrs. Margaret HUNT and Mrs. Mary Ann CARROLL are witnesses in the case, as was Mary.  57 pages, List 38.

QUINN, Elizabeth, 7 years, living with mother Mary Ann Quinn in brothel in Melbourne, in 1900 raped by AH LOY alias HE LIM/LEW AH LOY, Chinese, c32 years, who had been living with her mother for past 8 years in the Brighton area.  Child taken from mother and placed in government care.  Warning: this is a particularly distressing case.  25 pages, some repetition, List 45.

QUINN, J. wrote confidential letter from Barmah in 1895, had lived there for 17 years.  Reported that cattle stealing was going on in State Forest Common; has found hidden bits of brands cut from live animals, and encloses one.  Asks investigation without his name being mentioned.  5 pages and sample in envelope.

QUINN, Mathew.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1897.  Claims he was assaulted by Edward KING at Havelock and police did nothing about it.  Report shows he was one of a gang of unemployed men at temporary work.  Others were Arthur HILL, Franz WANGEMANN, Thomas BROWN, James ROY, who sign statement that he was struck in self defence, and was drunk.  Given a bad character.  9 pages, List 20.

QUINN, Patrick, wrote from Rookwood Sydney in 1904; signs with an X.  His papers were left with solicitor DYER in Bacchus Marsh; he is entitled to an Imperial Pension.  Dyer has died, asks police help to find his records.  He is old and nearly helpless.  Police cannot assist, but when they reply NSW police report he is in an asylum under the name of John McFARLANE.  6 pages, List 34.

QUINN, Patrick Thomas, deserted wife Helen F. and children Thomas Patrick, Martin, William S., and John at Ballarat in 1906.  He was a Victorian, miner, 40 years and believed to be mining in Tasmania.  File covers 1906-1908.  46 pages, List 84.

QUINT, Edwin, bricklayer, assaulted in 1898 by Herman KANE and James GRACE at Fitzroy.  Richard BARNES, boot maker, involved.  Crown Solicitor gives opinion over whether to lay assault charge – no.  32 pages, List 21.

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ABOUSSAD, Gabrian, sought by brother J. BOSSAD of Auckland New Zealand in 1901; supposed to be have been going home to Syria, his wife is anxious.  Not found.  7 pages, List 40.

ADAIR, Lizzie, widow of H.M. Adair, wrote from Vineland, New Jersey USA in 1894, seeking address of his brother William H. Adair.  1 page, List 30.

ADAMS, – Mrs. of Whitechapel London England wrote in 1896 re her son Lewis, who left for Australia in 1891.  He was a cigar bundler and was in delicate health.  12 pages.

ADAMS, Annie or GALLOWAY, sought by uncle William GRAY, engineer, Moffat Mills near Airdrie, Scotland in 1897.  She left for Melbourne six months ago, should have been met by her brother James; he hasn’t heard anything.  Found; hint of family disagreement.  8 pages, List 45.

ADDISON, Mrs. Jemima.  Sought by Henry J. BAKER of Grand Rapids, Marquette, Michigan in 1899.  She was his aunt, and lived in Richmond 10 years ago.  Her son Thomas, 69 years is located, and family details are given.  6 pages, List 24.

ADMES, Miss Annie of Newcastle on Tyne England wrote in 1897 re her uncle John TODD, who was from Alston Northumberland.  She is a daughter of the late Thomas who died inCumberland.  6 pages, List 4A

AHERN, John, Enrly? Co. Tipperary Ireland, wrote in 1862 re only son Michael, in police force, but he has heard he is dead.  ‘Oh!  will you in charity drop a line to a broken-hearted  distracted Father …’.  Rumour is false, son is still alive.  3 pages, List 5.

AHERN, John, emigrated from County Cork Ireland to Melbourne c1860, would now be c80 years old, believed at Haddon.  Sought by sister Mrs. Lizzie SULLIVAN, New York in 1903.  N.Y. police department wrote on her behalf.  Police establish he died in 1885; parents were Timothy and Bridget.  14 pages, List 46.

AHERN, Mrs. Thomas, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re John DORSEY; no details provided but police locate Patrick who states he has two sisters in Boston.  5 pages, List 44.

AHERN, Timothy, Cragg, Birdhill, Limerick, Ireland, wrote in 1907 looking for his brother Patrick, who went to Ballarat 62 years ago, would now be 82 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 55.

AISTRUP, Adolf.  A Dane, he was charged with embezzlement of  $2,000 from his employees in Shanghai in 1905.  A $500 reward was posted, and the notice, including his photograph, is all that is on the file.  1 page.  List 2.

AITCHISON, Hugh Francis Chartres, died at Mildura in 1916.  His relative Daisy, Dunedin New Zealand is informed and pays burial costs.  11 pages, List 55.

ALCORN, James, left Londonderry Ireland c1864 for Australia.  Eldest daughter Nancy, now Mrs. Henry Montgomery, wrote from Greene, Iowa, US in 1894.  3 pages, List 24.

ALEXANDER, Rev E.P., Stockport England, wrote re Alexander KENNEDY, hatter, who has deserted his wife and family and gone to Australia, believed in Melbourne.  File covers 1908-1911 and includes a small photo and details of his lifestyle.  17 pages, List 68.

ALEXANDER, George Thompson, prisoner in H.M. Military Prison, Woking, Surrey England in 1913, asks if he will be recompensed for rescuing 17 year old Thomas Leslie BOYD of Abbotsford when his bike was hit by a car driven by Arthur G. HEGARTY of Yarraville.  12 pages, List 64.

ALEXANDER, Louis, American, a ‘colored man’ found dead in a hut near Rokewood in 1901, destitute.  His nephew Samuel S. FRAME of Charlestown, USA, son of his sister Rosa, asks if he left any assets.  14 pages, List 40.

ALFIERI, Raffaelle, sought by the Italian Consul in 1910 on behalf of his brother.  Found.  21 pages, List 62.

ALISON, Thomas, sought by brother William of Sefton Park Liverpool England, in 1904. He had left Ireland c1884 and was a cab driver aged 56 years. 4 pages, List 15.

ALLAN, Alf. Of Nysokongaro, Wanganui New Zealand, asked police to deliver a letter to George ATKINSON of Collingwood, his wife’s father. Several letters to him remain unanswered and they haven’t heard from him for nearly three years. Police deliver letter and New Zealand police advise Allan of this. 5 pages, List 10.

ALLAN, Mrs. Alice. Taken ill at Korumburra Victoria in 1917 and sent to a Melbourne hospital. Only known relatives are a sister, the wife of William SHAW, State Collieries manager, Greymouth New Zealand, and a brother William ECKERSLEY, also in New Zealand, who are notified. 10 pages, List 6.

ALLAN, Benjamin, c19 years, sought by father W.O. Allan of Greenock Scotland in 1894.  He was in the employ of Jacobs Timber Merchant.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ALLAN, Mrs. Charles, nee Mary McLACHLAN, sought by U.S. Consul in 1901.  She left Glasgow in 1852 for Bendigo, was last heard of in 1865; had two children, Mary and William.  Not found.  14 pages, List 18.

ALLAN, Henry, plasterer, left Jersey Channel Islands in 1888 for Geelong.  In 1893 and 1895 Jersey official writes re his supporting his family there.  Interviewed, he refuses.  11 pages, List 28.

ALLAN, James. The clerk of Glasgow Parish Scotland wrote in 1914 re this person. He was a cabinet maker, 38 years of age, who came to Melbourne in 1912, leaving his wife and two children there. He has stopped sending maintenance to his family, and the Parish has had to do so. 8 pages, List 10.

ALLAN, William Pearson Jnr, wrote from Balclutha New Zealand in 1900 re his father of the same name who left there 12 years ago.  He was a Scot, c50 years old and a dyer.  Not found.  20 pages, List 39.

ALLARDICE, James, left Kirriemuir, Forfarshire Scotland in 1912, leaving a wife and 2 children.  In 1915 the Parish Council writes, asking him to contribute maintenance.  Robert GIRVAN who came on the same ship with him reports that he is ‘addicted to drink’.  9 pages, List 54.

ALLARDICE, Mrs Margaret of Glengate, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire Scotland, wrote in 1917 re her husband James, who left there five years ago, and since then she had to live on charity. He was 38 yrs old. 6 pages and a photograph of the couple and their two sons. List 6. (Note: See comment about copying photographs at top of page)

ALLCOCK, Elizabeth writes from Manchester in 1892.  Her brother William left Liverpool England when 16-17 years of age by stowing away in a ship.  He is now 30-34 years of age.  The family thought him dead, but a nephew Denis CARNEY saw him in Melbourne, and she now seeks his location.  3 pages.

ALLE, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1914 re cousin Henry HALLIDAY, and wife Mary and uncle and aunt John and Margaret WOOLEY . Eventually found by police. 16 pages, List 7.

ALLEN, Ada. Wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1916 re George HASTINGS of Lansdowne Masterton New Zealand, the father of her illegitimate female child who was born in August 1908. She has a maintenance order out on him, but he can’t be located. It is believed he has joined the Aust. Imperial Force in Qld. under the name of George HAINES. 22 pages List 6.

ALLEN, David, wrote from Newry Ireland in 1914, re William WYLIE, from Co. Down, who left Ireland c1880 for Melbourne. Wylie had worked in his hardware store. 7 pages, List 8.

ALLEN, John Frederick.  New Scotland Yard wrote in 1900 enquiring as to his antecedents.  He had applied to join the police force there.  Local police in Mildura provide a report.  3 pages, List 39.

ALLEN, Josephine, of Teignmouth Devon England, wrote re Thomas HELLER in 1903.  He was last heard from in 1897 and his mother, old and illiterate, needs financial aid.  He was 35 years old.  Found.  9 pages, List 21.

ALLEN, Stuart C., sought by mother Mrs. K. Allen, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand in 1906; he was formerly in the Post & Telegraph Office there, won money in Tatts lottery and left for Australia, became associated with a  married woman and both were drinking heavily.  His father was formerly a magistrate in New Zealand.  Very detailed background given, and he is found.  11 pages, List 50.

ALLISON, Frederick Allison, formerly Inspector of Works & Measures, West Ham, London, left there in 1891 and hasn’t been heard of since.  Mrs. Amelia Allison c/- Anstey & Sons, Plaistow, London UK, wrote in 1895.  Has heard he shot himself in Melbourne; no trace.  5 pages, List 28.

ALLISON, Lillian. Nurse at Military Hospital, Leeds England, wrote in 1916 re her brother John William Allison, who arrived in Australia in 1913. Family had not heard from him. Found. 7 pages, List 9.

AMBROSE, Frank, wrote from Boston Mass., in 1904 re Michael and Maurice Ambrose, who left for Australia in the 1850s.  Their brother Thomas last heard from them about 40 years ago when they were at Amherst.  Family found.  7 pages, List 22.

AMBROSE, Mrs Rose, of Rochester New York US, wrote in 1911 re her uncle Thomas SHORT, who left Ireland when a young man and came to Melbourne. Police interview two people of that name, but neither are the person sought. 6 pages, List 13.

AMERICAN CONSUL, Melbourne, wrote in 1914. He had received a letter from Mrs. H.B. CLARKENSON re the death of her husband in Melbourne in 1913. Police find he used the name Henry Laurence VERNARD but confessed his real name to his doctor before his death. He had been living with Maria WILLIAMS. 9 pages, some torn, List 10.

AMERICI, Ugo, son of Leopoldo, born 1868 Perugia Italy, said to be in Melbourne under name Scotti MANCINELLI, was sought by the Italian consul Melbourne in 1916. Police interview Robert MATICI, who gives details of his scandalous actions some years ago, but no trace of him found. 6 pages, List 8.

ANDERSON, A.J. of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905 re Maurice MEEKER, who left c45 years ago for Australia. Relatives haven’t heard from him for 5 years and his 83 year old brother Ogden is anxious to hear from him, so the writer is enquiring on his behalf. 4 pages, List 15.

ANDERSON, Caroline (Mrs. Charles A.) of Honolulu, T.H., wrote in 1913 re her uncle William LAING. Found by police. 4 pages, List 13.

ANDERSON, F.S. [Frederick Signor], died of wounds in 1915.  W.A. MOSSMAN of Hastings New Zealand, writes on behalf of his father, seeking his belongings which are held by Mrs. BROWN, licensee of the Britannia Hotel Melbourne.  She refuses to hand over until the Will is produced.  17 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Herbert J.  Father James writes from Invercargill thanking police for their efforts.  He has heard from his  son.  Note: original letter of enquiry not on file.  1 page. List 2.

ANDERSON, Howard, Harbourne, Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re Henry STUBBINGS, a relative.  Found.  5 pages, List 57.

ANDERSON, Rev. Irvine K., Rector, Tavy St. Mary, Devon, England, wrote in 1905 re Roger DOIDGE, living near Ballarat. Some of his parishioners require a statutory declaration that he is still alive; ‘a lease difficulty’. Police supply. 4 pages, List 12.

ANDERSON, James.  Prime Minister’s Office requests information on this man in 1905, has had a request from Johannesburg solicitors. He was a disinfectant manufacturer inMelbourne in 1890s. Police find he bigamously married Blanche H. MOON in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, John B., painter, wrote from Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1899.  He had received an anonymous letter about the behaviour of his wife and asks confirmation.  Report confirms claim but his kept from him.  5 pages, List 36.

ANDERSON, Mrs. Olaf, wrote from Ridgefield Park New Jersey USA in 1904 re her brother Ole B. LAURITSEN or OLSEN, born in Norway, 49 years old.  Not ound.  5 pages, List 20.

ANDERSON, Peter of Peiter Martizburg Natal South Africa wrote in 1908 re his uncle and aunt Andrew and Janet BORLAND, children of Andrew Borland, deceased, born in Newmilns, Ayrshire Scotland.  Janet had sailed from Scotland to Australia in 1854; Andrew was an engineer, he had left the Cape Colony for Australia in 1882.  10 pages.  List 2.

ANDERSON, Quinton, wrote from Gallowgate, Glasgow Scotland in 1895 re his brother Thomas James, a joiner, last heard of from Melbourne in 1891.  Found.  7 pages, List 31.

ANDREW, Alexander, ship’s apprentice, sought by mother M. Andrew of Little Park, Falkirk, Scotland, 1901.  5 pages, List 5.

ANDREWS, Aden. Wife in Wareham Dorset seeks information about him in 1919; found in gaol. 5 pages, List 17.

ANDREWS. F., Supt., Sheffield, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 on behalf of his mother in law Mrs Emma COCKER formerly GLOSSOP nee WILSON, who sought her relatives in Melbourne.  Her father Thomas Wilson, carpenter, left Manchester in 1854, with two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, and more children were born in Melbourne.  Elizabeth married R. HEDLEY and Ann married Antonio PASSULICK.  Detailed family history given in report.  5 ANDREW, Alexander, ship’s apprentice, sought by mother M. Andrew of Little Park, Falkirk, Scotland, 1901.  5 pages, List 66.

ANDREWS, Joseph, sought by Mrs. Elizabeth Wall TATTERSALL of Norwood Minnesota, USA in 1901, the daughter of his sister.  He was in the Irish Constabulary at Killarney, then went to Australia, and was last heard of 30 years ago.  Not found.  6 pages, List

ANGELL, Mrs. E. of Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re her husband William George Allsopp Angell, aged 31 years, who was working on ships. 9 pages, List 9.

APACK, Peter, stationmaster, Nagli, Aidin Railway, Smyrna Turkey, wrote in 1892 re his nephew John APACK, son of Paul.  He left Turkey c10 years ago, was aged 35 years.  6 pages.  List 2.

ARGNANI, Auguste. Died Dunolly Victoria 1880. Italian consul in Melbourne receives private papers, including inventory of estate, for friends in Italy. 10 pages, List 5.

ARLINGTON, George Harwood, sought by wife in Handsworth, Birmingham England. He ran off with Mrs. Florence Ada TEMPLE, taking all his money. His estate has been made bankrupt, and their house sold, leaving wife and child ‘without a penny’. He is a ‘very famous cricketer’ has played for two counties. Police find the couple using the name ASTLEY running a hotel in Melbourne. Photo of him on file. [See note in introduction re cost of photos]. 22 pages, List 6.

ARMENIAN PRIESTS.  Harantin Garabet BALAKIAN of Melbourne, while in New Zealand in 1916, reports that two Assyrians, Simon ELIAS and Deacon J. WESLEY are posing as Armenian priests and collecting money and are now going to Australia.  A very detailed report on the two who have travelled the world doing this and are ordered to leave Australia.  Large file, List 53.

ARMITAGE, George, formerly of Manchester England, last heard of at Richmond in 1891, sought by  R.W. KNOWLES of Carnforth England in 1896, his wife is a sister.  Found.  5 pages, List 34.

ARMSTRONG, A.W., Kensington London, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Edward O’CONNELL, native of Athlone Ireland, whose father William O’CONNELL, MD, died in 1869 and mother Bedelia Mary nee CUSACK died in 1875.  O’Connell was in the Irish police force, and last heard from in Victoria in 1872.  1 page, List 4A.

ARMSTRONG, F., British Consul, Milan, wrote in 1901 re two young men named JONAS who had defrauded him and other British officials.  Father interviewed and paid amounts owing.  5 pages, List 40.

ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Helen, Bucks Cottage Workers Agency, Olney, Bucks, England, wrote in 1915 re lace sample sent to G.S. Holmes of Kew, which has not been paid for nor returned. Letterhead states: An institution established to promote and revive the making of pillow lace in the rural villages of Buckinghamshire …. Police establish he is now serving with the Expeditionary Forces, but his parents return lace. 7 pages, List 8.

ARMSTRONG, James, of Oneonta, San Diego, California wrote in 1892 regarding William BALFOUR, formerly a constable at Roscommon near Athlon [sic] Ireland c1860, afterwards in Victorian police force at Avoca.  Armstrong had served under ‘General George Brown the Old Hero’, and wanted to contact Balfour re ‘family affairs’.  2 pages. List 2.

ARMSTRONG, William, New York, USA, wrote in 1902 re his uncle William Samuel COX, last heard of in Melbourne some years ago.  Police find relatives. 5 pages, List 44.

ARNELL, Mrs. E., Barry Docks, South Wales, wrote in 1902 re her brother William HELLINGS, 48 years, ship’s carpenter, sailed for Melbourne and hasn’t been heard of since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 44.

ARNOLD, George of Kew Gardens London England, wrote in 1893.  His brother and another young single man of the London Police Force wish to join Victorian force.  His brother is 24 years old, and has had two years in the police force there.  1 page.

ARNOLD, George of Point St Charles, Montreal, Canada, conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway there, wrote in 1893.  His father is James ARNOLD, and his father was Robert, and his mother Harriet LONG.  His father had six brothers, William, Edward, John, Robert, Joseph (only 5 named) and three sisters, Sarah, Isabella and Jane.  Now he is very sick and always speaking of his siblings.  George asks if there are any ARNOLD or McLOUGHLIN families in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 3.

ARON, Felix. Chief Constable, Birmingham England wrote in 1917 re this man. His wife Emma ARON of Elsternwick Victoria has written to the Chief Constable, asking whether he is still employed at Austin Motor Works there, as she has not received support from him and is now penniless. He claims to have sent money. 2 pages, List 6.

ARROWSMITH, Thomas, discharged in Cape Town after war, sought by brothers A. and W., Sandhills, Petone, New Zealand in 1906; missing for six years.  4 pages, List 49.

ARSCOTT, F.W., Denver, Colorado, wrote in 1902 re his brother George Henry, who left England for Melbourne c25 years ago, last heard from c10 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 43.

ARTHUR, Mr. W., of Southall, Middlesex, England, wrote in 1920 re his daughter Mrs. W. WILLIAMS who was being badly treated by her husband.  There were two children, but one child she had had before marriage to Williams.  5 pages.

ARTHUR, William, sought by brother John ‘practical horseshoer’ of Pueblo Colorado USA in 1895; is in Victorian police force.  6 pages, List 28.

ARTHUR, William MacGeorge.  Information sought by wife, c/- Mrs. ALLUM, Corn Hithe, Wrentham, Suffolk ENGLAND in 1902.  He was an engineer and had deserted her and their baby.  His mother was in Dunedin, New Zealand.  Found.  10 pages, List 43.

ASH, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Frank, wrote in 1892 from Providence Rhode Island, re her brother John TRACY, whom she has not seen in 29 years.  1 page, List 3.

ASHMAN, Mrs. Emily, of Seattle Washington USA, wrote in 1904 re Absalom and Charles DATSON who left Redruth Cornwall c40 years ago.  Absalom is her stepfather and Charles is son.  She was formerly Emily MIDDLETON.  10 Pages, List 4.

ASHURST, Mrs. Margaret of Wigan Lancashire England wrote in 1901 re her husband Robert, whom she married in 1881; they have 3 children.  He has married again and is legally married to her.  Robert, a police constable, is forced to resign from the force.  20 pages.  List 4A.  CONNECTION FOUND.

ASPINALL, Harold William, sought in 1911 by Rev. A.C. Aspinall, Ipswich, Suffolk England.  He left South Africa c6 years ago, not heard from since; a marine engineer.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

ASQUITH, John, sought by niece Jennie Asquith CHAPMAN, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada in 1900.  She wrote on behalf of her father, his younger brother.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

ATHERTON, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Norwich England in 1917. His wife Ada Sophia Annie Atherton is now destitute and has applied for relief. He has failed to send maintenance. He is 43 years, a spindle machinist, and the ends of some fingers are missing. Victoria police find him at Diamond Creek. 4 pages, List 6.

ATKINSON, Edwin, sought by Australia House London England, in 1913, on behalf of his wife W.M. of Bush Hill Park Middlesex. He is 38 years of age, was a greengrocer, had been in Victoria since 1911. 15 pages, List 14.

ATKINSON, Mr. Justice, Snr Pusine Judge, British Guinana, wrote in 1895 re Mrs. Margaret SPANN and her daughters; a relative of his in the U.K. has become entangled with one of the daughters, asks report on their background, which is given.  5 pages, List 28.

AVENELL, William. Chief Constable Toronto Canada wrote in 1915 that his wife Mabel hasn’t received any maintenance for herself and child for the past year. Police interview his sister Mrs. SNOOK, who shows she is sending money to Mabel from his pay – he is in the A.I.F. 3 pages, List 8. CONNECTION FOUND

AVERA, G.H.  Wrote from Byron, Georgia USA in 1905 seeking information on someone of that name who went from North Carolina to Australia and died there, leaving millions of dollars; thinks this is a relation.  5 pages, List 21.

AVERY, George. His wife wrote two letters from Custom House, London England, in 1913. He had left her and their two children in 1911, was a seaman; she had heard he had changed his name to LAMBERT. 15 pages, List 9. Further letter, 1914, she is a cripple, both her parents are dead. Her brother in law was Robert WOLFE who was in Sydney. 2 pages, List 15.

AVERY, Lena, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1909 re William Avery, whose brother Jack was anxious to hear from him.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

AVIS, Horace James. Charged with larceny of jewellery in Victoria in 1893 by John NICHOLLS, who hired him to sell it. Avis absconded with the jewellery, met up with his friend Charles PATWORTH and disappeared. The pair had recently arrived in Victoria. Horace’s father, living in Chelsea London, was written to by Nicholls, and was appalled by what had happened and disowned his son. 13 pages, List 15.

AVIS, William T. Sought by sister Ida Louisa Avis ofBrooklyn New York in 1901. He’d been a sailor, had been in India, China, Africa etc. Not found. 12 pages, List 18.

AYERS, Frank L.  Sought by mother Mrs. J.T. LOVELAND of Sheldon, Ill., USA, in 1898.  He was 22yrs old, and her last letters have been returned.  Very faint pencilled letter.  12 pages, List 18.

AYLMER, L.C. Wrote from Colombo, Ceylon in 1914 re joining the Victorian Police Force. He is in the Royal Artillery and aged 25 years. 3 pages, List 10.

AYRES, Alvin D., sought by wife in Naugatuck, Connecticut USA, in 1897.  He was a graduate of Yale university, was in debt, and had gone missing in 1896.  Not found.  9 pages, List 35.

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BACHE, Mrs. H. of Handsworth, Birmingham England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Thomas WOOD.  She is his only sister, their parents are dead, and she has ‘lorst his address’.  4 pages, List 3.

BAILEY, Mrs. A. of Ashtead near Epsom, Surrey England, wrote in 1912 re her brother Josiah VENN, who left England two years ago. 2 pages, List 15.

BAILEY, Mrs. E. of Manor Park, London UK wrote in 1914 re her husband Henry Samuel. Encloses photo and marriage certificate which shows they were married in 1904 in Essex and her maiden name was FAIRWEATHER. He has left her with 4 children, aged 9, 7 2 and 8 months, and no means ‘and I don’t now how to keep them…he as never trouble over me ore his children…’ He left there in July. Police find him and he claims he has been sending money to them and is arranging for them to be bought to Melbourne. Police letter reporting this, and enclosing photo and certificate, is returned with ‘gone away’ on envelope. 8 pages, List 7. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BAILEY, Henry Edgar Samuel, sought by wife Emily Eliza of Plaistow, UK in 1915.  He deserted her and their 4 children in 1914.  Gives background information and claims he has enlisted under another name.  This is the same family as the entry above.  18 pages, List 55.

BAILEY, Timothy, sought by Mary Bailey, now Mrs. MURPHY of East 4th St. New York in 1895.  He left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago.  She is the daughter of Ned, who was his uncle.  Not found.  5 pages, List 28.

BAIN, A.T.N., Inverness, Scotland, wrote in 1907.  His wife had left him because of the lies of James ALISON [ALLISON?] and his wife who knew him in Melbourne in the 1890s; is taking court action.  2 pages, List 57.

BAIN, George N.  Wrote from London in 1898; husband of Helen.  He had sent a ship’s ticket to his brother in law Frank WHITE to Melbourne, so he could return to England, but someone else took the ticket and used it.  Asks police help to make sure he gets the next ticket sent, and encloses a photo of White, which is on file.  10 pages, see comment re photographic copies.  List 20.

BAIN, W., wrote in 1893 from Police Chambers, Edinburgh, Scotland, seeking copies of newspaper reports of divorce case WEEDING vs WEEDING and ROSE.  No reason given for request.  (Co-respondent Rose was a medical practitioner).  5 pages, List 3.

BAIRD, A.C. & Co., of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. Mary Ann SUMMERVILLE or HARRIS. She and her husband David Harris are believed to have had a store at Ballarat many years ago. It is believed Mary Ann died about 30 years ago. Her sister has died and she is entitled to a share in her estate. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

BAIRD, Robert, of Kincardine, Ontario Candada, wrote in 1894 re William IRWIN, who emigrated 40 years ago. Baird’s wife Louise nee NEWCOMBE, is a cousin. Not found. 6 pages, List 17.

BAKER, Charles, left England in 1914 on an assisted passage, aged 17 yrs. His father, C. Baker, of Rustington Sussex England wrote as he had not heard from him in 15 months. Police him find him under an assumed name, which he claims was to avoid repaying his passage money. 6 pages, List 8.

BAKER, H., Commercial Hotel, Whangarei New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re brother Walter, c30 years, who left there c9 years ago and has not been heard from since.8 pages, List 62.

BAKER, Mrs. H.V. of Grand Pacific Hotel, Seattle, Washington USA wrote in 1914 re her husband, who came to Melbourne some months ago. He had agreed to pay her $30 per month maintenance, but ‘he has not sent me one cent for months’. They were married in 1910 and separated in 1913. Not found. 6 pages, List 7.

BAKER, James and George.  Information sought by Town Clerk Melbourne, on behalf of Mr E.M. WOLFE, lawyer, Mountain Home Idaho USA who was acting for an elderly lady there (unnamed).  James was once a mining man, brother George in Melbourne 20-30 years ago.  Police find a James in Sydney but he is the wrong person; he states that a James, formerly a sharebroker in Ballarat died at Temora in 1894, aged 68 years, was born Pensnettt, Staffs, UK, married Mary CROCKETT and later Margaret Antisill SHORT.  Children from both marriages.  12 pages, List 31.

BAKER, William John, sought by Mrs. GOOD of Nth. Braintree Essex England in 1898.  He was at Sandhurst, found.  4 pages, List 25.

BALDERSON, Joseph, from Middlesboro on Tees, Yorkshire.  Information sought in 1900 by Richard BOLDISON of the same place, a relative.  Claims Joseph had shops etc., in Ballarat, and they last heard from him c5/6 years ago, but no record of this is found.  4 pages, List 39.

BALFOUR, W., Carnoustie, Scotland, wrote in 1903 re his father W. of the Camp Hotel Werribee; not heard from for over fourteen years.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

BALFOUR, William, Carnoustie, Scotland, wrote in 1907.  He had heard that his father William had died; has heard nothing from his stepmother.  He is the eldest on by the first wife.  5  pages, List 56.

BALL, Miss Matilda of Chudleigh, South Devon, England, wrote in 1903 re her father John BALL, stonemason, who had left Devonshire for Australia c.1854 and in the 1870s was with Edwin LAMBELL at Castlemaine or Bendigo.  18 pages.

BALLACH, Adam.  His nephew John EDWARD wrote in 1902 from the Shipyard, Yoker, Scotland.  Ballach was of the parish of Marnoch, Banffshire, left c1853, and was working on the gold escort.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

BALLARD, D.A. Supt. of Police, Bangalore India, wrote in 1905 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth FULLER re her brother Thomas DUCKWORTH, last heard of in 1857.  Their father was in the Indian Medical Service.  Widow found.  8 pages, List 27.

BALLARD, Patrick, last heard of in Melbourne c1900, employed in railways.  Information by Richard V. Ballard, Boston, USA in 1903.  11 pages, List 46.

BALSDON, Mary.  Wrote from Niagara Falls in 1904 re her brother Thomas GREGORY, last heard of at Bendigo in 1891.  Not found.  15 pages, List 23.

BANBURY, Fred. Police receive a cable from his mother in Torquay England. in 1914 asking them to check out his request for money. They interview him; he is an accountant, 28 yrs, who left Torquay in February and has been spending freely. He was robbed when drunk and cabled his mother for more money to tide him over until he can get a job; file gives employment history. 3 pages, List 7

BANNERTH, F. of Kensington London, wrote in 1898 re his/her aunts Sophia RYAN, a widow, c75yrs old and her sister Mary c68yrs old, who married firstly Thomas HILL and had a son Thomas (was in Customs department) and secondly a draper (unnamed).  The writer was suffering bad health and anxious to contact relatives.  5 pages, List 20.

BANVARD, Mrs. J. of Rawalpindi, India, wrote in 1900. She visited Melbourne the previous year to arrange artistes for her theatrical company, ran short of money and pledged gold watch. Subsequently gave ticket and money to redeem watch to A. MARTIN of Elsternwick, who was shipping horses to India, but the watch hasn’t turned up yet. Police find Martin who states he gave the watch to J.B. ARNOLD of Bombay, who has since died. 9 pages, List 18.

BARCLAY, Cumming, born 1875 Peterhead England, son of John and Mary nee PATERSON, married 1896 Scotland to Mary Ann RAE.  She is now in the Royal Asylum at Aberdeen, and Peterhead Parish Funds wrote in 1916, asking police to get him to pay maintenance.  Found to have enlisted, and has 3 children by Sarah BELL.  7 pages, List 53.

BARFORD, Val. Thomas, of Roade, Northampton England wrote in 1916. He was one of the executors of the late James BARFORD, who left a small legacy to F.W. BARFORD, who was believed to be in Melbourne. 6 pages, List 6.

BARKER, Allen H., wanted for forgery in Pietermartzburg Natal South Africa in 1907 by Natal C.I.D..  He was 16 years old.  Not found.  5  pages, List 56.

BARKER, Charles, sought by wife Mary, Calcutta India, in 1912.  He left there 9 months ago, hasn’t been heard from for 6 months; an electrician, c30 years, works for tramway company, they were married c3 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 33.

BARKER, Mrs. Louisa of Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire wrote in 1914 re her uncle Thomas STEVENSON of Sandhurst [Bendigo]. He went there c60 yrs ago, was a widower, she is his only niece, his brother John’s child. He was very wealthy, but police find he squandered it and died penniless. 8 pages, List 8.

BARKER, William Henry, late of Rochdale, Lancashire, sought by Samuel FAULKNER of Cheltenham, Manchester, England, on behalf of Barker’s sister Annie, in 1905.  Barker had left England about 29 years ago.  5 Pages, List 5.

BARLEY, William G. of Brixton London England, wrote in 1915 re his son Leonard Harold Charles, c29 years. Last heard from 2/3 years ago , when he was using the names BAILEY/BAYLEY. Police reply, giving his address, but do not mention his convictions for theft, or his marriage, details of which are on the file. 53 pages, List 8.

BARLOW, Nellie, sought by sister Minnie, Morden near Mitcham, Surrey England, in 1915.  She is supposed to have married Thomas HOULISON and be living in Gippsland.  Enclosed a letter from Houlison stating that she had left him and he would kill her if she did not return.  Found interstate.  10 pages, List 54.

BARNARD, Frank Henry, of Launceston Tasmania, married Edith Maria in 1906 in Petermaritzburg South Africa; deserted her and left with Carrie POOLE for Melbourne in 1907.  Wife asks police help in finding him; located.  10 pages, List 48.

BARNES, Mrs. Mary E., of Truro Nova Scotia wrote in 1892 re her father Abraham LIVINGSTON who went away about forty years ago to the goldmines in Victoria.  He was believed dead, but someone has recently seen him in Melbourne.  8 pages. List 2.

BARNES, Mrs. Mary of New York City wrote in 1901 re her relative Mrs. Anna CRAWFORD of Melbourne, whom she hasn’t heard from since 1896.  7 pages List 4

BARRETT, Patrick, born Ireland c1844, sailed from there to Australia, last heard from 20 years ago.  Information sought by niece May LEHAN of San Francisco in 1899.  4 pages, List 36.

BARRON, Beatrice, of Battersea Park London wrote in 1914 re her husband John who left England in 1902.  She has two children, has never received any maintenance from him.  4 pages.

BARRY, Dennis, Newtoun, Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1904 re his cousin Thomas MARTIN, son of Catherine, who had joined the police force.  Last heard of at Coy’s Diggings in 1884.  Police found he had died, but locate mother and sister Mrs. GEYLE.  6 pages, List 49.

BARRY, Robert, left Scotland c1890 for Melbourne, formerly a draper in Liverpool.  Brother Louis, a Dublin policeman followed him.  In 1909 their sister Ellen wrote from Glasgow Scotland, seeking information.  9 pages, List 49.

BARTLETT, Miss Nellie, left her home in Stonehouse, Plymouth England in 1882.  Robert HYNE, Stonehouse, wrote in 1894 on behalf of her sister Selina.  Not found.  4 pages, List 34.

BASH, Austin, sought by relatives Miss N. Bash of Rose Hill and Mr. John Bash of Necastle on Tyne in 1913.  Arrived Melbourne c80 years ago, became wealthy; no record.  9 pages, List 29.

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BATCHELOR, John Black. Barrister and solicitor, born Scotland. Charged with theft in 1918 by Bernard Percival VOICE of Christchurch New Zealand. Arrested in Victoria. Photo and 9 pages, List 16. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BATEMAN, Joseph wrote from Bristol, England in 1919, re his uncle George FREEMAN, who left for the goldfields about 1862.  8 pages.

BATES, Charles P.  Police in Oakland California write in 1905 on behalf of his mother who is looking for him; he is an actor.  4 pages, List 21.

BATH, Norman, enquired for by High Commissioner’s Office, London, England in 1918, on behalf of sister Laura.  Norman left England in 1914, had lived at Brixton.  6 pages.

BATTISON, James Ogilvie.  Wrote from Cape Province, South Africa, in 1920, applying to join Vic. police force.  He is 38 yrs, an ex sgt. of police, a widower etc.  Copies of references on file. 6 pages, List 18.

BATTY, Ernest Oswald. Solicitors from Liverpool England wrote in 1908 on behalf of the next of kin of Batty, seeking details of the circumstances of his death etc. 7 pages, List 13.

BAUMRICK, Sophia, wrote from Romania wrote in 1894 re her fiancée Leopold HAUSER, a baker, who had emigrated to Melbourne some time before, but failed to answer her letters.  She is heartbroken when police report on his activities.  13 pages.  List 4.

BAWARD, Mrs. Jane of Harold’s Musical Warehouse, Calcutta India, wrote in 1901. She left goods with her friend Mrs. LAWLOR, music teacher in Footscray six months ago, and has had no reply to her letters. 4 pages, List 15.

BAYLISS, John James, sought by sister Lilian, Highbury North, London England in 1917.  Found.  6 pages, List 51.

BEALE, John, solicitor, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re George or William DICKINSON, 27 years, who used to work on the trams in Melbourne, and claimed to be a widower, with one son. Dickinson has left his client pregnant, after promising to marry her. Police find he deserted his wife and other children in 1913, and his wife has a maintenance order out for him. 6 pages, List 8.

BEALL, Mrs. Martha, formerly BURNS, widow of Sgt James Burns, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1904  seeking Joseph and Jane BAKER.  He  had been in the Victorian police force in the 1860s.  His widow found; they are sisters.  5 pages, List 42.

BEAM, Charles H., drowned off Stony Point in 1904.  U.S. Consul seeks detail; his brother was H.W. Bear, civil engineer, Jeffersson, Iowa.  5 pages, List 49.

BECKWITH, Mrs. M.A., Dunston, Gateshead, England, wrote in 1903 re her half brother William BOY, who went to Ballarat c1862 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 46.

BEDWELL, R.E. of Cafford, London England, wrote in 1914 re brother in law Charles R. HEWSON, who was in business in Cobram in 1913 and has disappeared. His aged mother is worried about him. Police report he got into financial difficulties and cleared out. 5 pages, List 7.

BEITLEY, Charles, of Erie, Pennsylvania USA, suicided in Melbourne in 1909.  In 1910 Conneaut Ohio police ask for details on behalf of unnamed niece; this goes he was known as DEITLEY.  9 pages, List 64.

BELABRE, Vivyan M de. French Consul in Melbourne in 1913 forwards letter from French Consul Belabe in Newcastle on Tyne England, regarding his son Vivyan, who left Sussexwith Thomas EADY family for Australia, without saying goodbye. He is now apparently living on a farm in Victoria with the family, and his father wants details. Found. 15 pages, List 14.

BELL, Mrs. George, wrote from Stayner, Ontario Canada in 1897 re her niece Fanny WHITTLE, now Mrs. James GRUNDY, who had two sons Samuel and William.  Police interview several Grundy families, but fail to locate the correct family.  14 pages, List 20.

BELL, James, of Greenhill, Hownam, Kelso N.B. wrote in 1892; has seen a report of the death of a William YOUNG in Victoria, described as a native of Carmunnock Lanarkshire, 2 years, engine driver.  Asks if this could be his wife’s uncle of the same name, who left Cumnock Ayrshire many years ago.  His sister Ann YOUNG or McHUTCHON is still alive.  Reply states appears to be a different person.  6 pages.  List 2.

BELL, Percy Douglas, No. 564 6th Machine Gun Co. AIF.  Sought by Miss E.M. READE, Southbourne, Hants England in 1920.  He had seduced and promised to marry her 18 year old sister F.M., who had had a child to him.  Copy of letter from him on file.  Found living with wife and children in Fitzroy.  20 pages, List 56.

BENBOW, Allen V., wrote from Balham London in 1913 re joining the Victoria police force. 3 pages, List 14.

BENDER, T.C., Adamsgade, Odense, Denmark, wrote in 1910 re old friend Lars Peterson SKOV, who owned Rose of Denmark hotel.  Relative found.  5 pages (damaged)  List 66.

BENJAMIN, Joseph Bernard, known as ‘Bob’, son of late Samuel of Toowoomba Qld, sought by U.S. Consul in 1909.  He left America c1883 and settled in Melbourne; aged about 25 years.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

BENNETT, George W., wrote from Tunbridge Wells UK in 1898 re his 19 year old daughter Kate, living with disreputable family named Irvine/Irving in Melbourne.  His brother in law is George WOOD.  Kate was due to sail back there with his wife and children, but got off the boat.  6 pages, List 25.

BENNETT, John, Senior, wrote from Ballygeary, Kilhane, Co Wexford Ireland in 1905 re his stepson George DONACHIE, who used the name John Bennett; last heard of in Melbourne, married but believed separated.  Found.  8 pages, List 44.

BENNETT, John Thomas, sought by son A.E. Bennett, Portslade by Sea near Brighton Sussex England in 1910.  J.T. was manager of a temperance hotel.  Found.  10 pages, List 65.

BENNETT, John William, Sgt in Preston Lancashire police, asks police in 1911 to find his relatives J. and Edith Jane DONALDSON nee WILLIES.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

BENNETT, Sydney Charles, 18 years, sought by uncle John R. LOGAN, Macclesfield, South Australia in 1903; he ran away from his home.  8 pages, List 46.

BENSON, Samuel, of Hobart Indiana USA, wrote in 1894.  He had seen a newspaper article ‘Heirs to a half Million’ seeking whereabouts of Samuel B. HIGGINBOTHAM, his first cousin, and formerly a lawyer of Brooklyn New York, and himself.  In 1847 his uncle Samuel BENSON, wife and two children, his aunt Evelina SHIRES and son Sam, and uncle James BENSON, arrived in Australia from Manchester England.  They were siblings of his father William.  He is convinced some relatives are trying to deprive him of his share of the estate.  7 pages, List 4.

BENTLEY, Nellie, Apperley Bridge near Broadford, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1917 re her parents who had been helped to emigrate to Victoria and were last heard of in Richmond.  Her father John was a Chelsea Pensioner; she was their eldest daughter.  Found.  4 pages, List 51.

BENTLEY, Thomas, emigrated c1868 and joined brother Simon at Ballarat.  Their brother Henry, Pallas Toomevara Ireland, asks help to contact him in 1900; he was born Co. Clare, 4 miles from Limerick, would now be 55 years. Found.  6 pages, List 38.

BENYON, Samuel, sought by nephew William, Lampeter Velfrey Narberth, Pembrokeshire Wales, in 1904.  He ran away with he was about sixteen, joined army.  Would now be about 60 years old.  William’s father died over fifteen years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 32.

BERG, Arnold, of Wellington New Zealand, writes in 1907 re a young woman who is staying at his place and has recently given birth. She claims to be a Mrs. GILLIE, he believes her real name is Annie ROCHESTER, born in Inglewood Victoria, and single. He seeks confirmation, and will ask her to leave if this is the case. Local Inglewood police confirm, but say that she is respectable, she shouldn’t be hounded for a mistake, and Berg shouldn’t be told the truth. New Zealand police agree with this. 4 pages, List 10.

BERGER, Gus, real name August SOHLBERG, Swede, arrived 1894 from Chicago, c32 years.  Relative Edward STEELE writes from Wonthaggi in 1895, he has gone missing, and Steele thinks a skeleton found on Elwood beach may be him.  Not found.  12 pages, List 29.

BERRY, F.W.T.  Information sought in 1909 by father T.A., Hay Dealer, Alden, New York.  Wife located.  7 pages, List 61.

BERTRAM, Mrs. Clara. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1907, enclosing a letter they had received from Clara, who lived in Melbourne. She sought their help in tracing her husband Conrad Augustus Bertram, who had deserted her and their son. They state that they only deal with criminal matters, but Vic. Police take up the case and he is eventually arrested. Conrad left her in 1903 and went to W. Aust with Alice Margaret CORDWELL, and now had a daughter Elsie by her. His father is E.E. Bertram of Leadenhall St., London, his mother lives in South Kensington London, and his sister is Mrs. Fred SHORTER. 22 pages, List 13.

BETTINELLI, Daniel, of Langdon’s Hill near Daylesford, sought by Italian Consul in 1911.  6 pages, List 68.

BEVAN, Alfred, of Aldridge near Walsall, Staffs, wrote in 1912 for the address of James SARGOOD, a railway agent.  Incomplete file, 2 pages.  List 18.

BEYER, C., Warwick, England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Peter Alfred, baker, German, not heard from for some years.  Various Beyer residents interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 67.

BIBBY, Thomas William, writes from Rhyll N.W. England, on behalf of mother Margaret in 1906.  Father Thomas deserted 24 years ago.  Asks police to issue a warrant.  He is the eldest of 4 children.  File includes 2 letters from mother.  10 pages, List 29.

BIGGAR, John, accountant, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1912 re his bother Thomas, who sailed from there in 1909 as a ship’s steward, and not heard from since 1910.  6 pages, List 32.

BIGGS, Frank William, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his sister Elizabeth Mary (Bessie) WARREN, at one time with Simonsen’s Opera Co.  Married – BUCKLEY, now known as Mrs. WILLIAMS.  Found interstate under the name of VIVIAN.  7 pages, List 45.

BILES, William, sought by mother Mrs. A. Biles, Horsham, Sussex England, in 1919. He left there in 1908, when 18 years old, and worked for some time at Mt. Elephant; she hasn’t heard from him for some years. Her letter sent to Queensland police who forward it to Victoria. Not found. 7 pages, List 12.

BILLMAN, Miss R. of Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand wrote in 1909 re Thomas Robert COOKE, formerly employed in Felt Hat Mills in Wellington and Auckland, who was married to her sister.  They had heard he already had a wife and family in Melbourne.  5 pages.

BINDER, Miss Amelia of Ogden, Utah, USA, wrote in 1894 re George HEWITT who ‘is or was formerly connected with some bank there’.  6 pages, List 4A.

BINGHAM, James and son Joseph, left Cumberland England in 1852, went to Ballarat, not heard of for many years.  Information sought by Jane Isabella PECKOVER, Fern Hill, Bramley, Leeds England in 1903.  Not found.  17 pages, List 45.

BIRCH, Mrs. Florence, wrote from Essex England in 1907 re her husband William James Birch, who was shipwrecked off the coast of Dunedin, but saved and taken to Sydney.  She had last heard from him in 1906, when he was ill.  They were married in Albany WA and have 5 children.  He was supposed to be going back to England, working a ship, but never arrived.  His brother is Richard and his nephew James is in the Victorian police force.  She writes again subsequently, has heard he is living with Alma KING, who keeps a hotel in Sydney.   Nephew James is asked in 1909 and says he believes he is on his way, via Calcutta.  19 pages, List 33.

BIRCH, Mrs Florence, Leyton, Essex, England, wrote in 1911 re husband William James Birch; heir eldest son is dying.  Nephews contacted, but have not seen him.  7 pages, List 68.

BIRCH, John, joined ship Damascus at Cape Town South Africa in 1907 and died on board.  His brother Frederick, Charters Towers, sought details from Victoria police; states that Thomas SMITH, from Charters Towers, was on the ship was ‘not a good character’.  Quite detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 57.

BIRD, Ivan M., Sub Lieut. R.N.V.R., H.M.T. Alice, wrote from Lemnos Island Turkey in 1916, for the address of Mrs. Edward LLOYD, nee Kathleen Budie Aves THORNE, married in Perth WA in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, List 53.

BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Ina, Kingstown, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1916 re her brother John HILLAS, 20 years, last heard of at Curdies River Siding.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

BITTERS, Robert.  Wife wrote from Liverpool England in 1902.  They were married for a month when he left as ship’s crew for Australia and hasn’t been heard from since.  He goes under the name of Peter ROBERTS or Leopold SENG, and was a German.  Not found.  6 pages, List 44.

BLACK, James William; information on sought by Chief Constable Manchester England in 1915. Black wrote to him re his wife’s family stealing £300 of his money left in a building society there 18 years ago. Records show the building society closed in 1885. Black claims his wife wrote to him two years previously, saying the money was safe. 8 pages, List 8.

BLACK, Mrs. Mary, Bootle, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband William, no heard from for 6 years; they have 4 sons.  He was a marine fireman.  Not found.  8  pages, List 56.

BLACKMORE, Charles of Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1912, seeking a position in the police force.  He was aged 35 years, had served three years in the Australasian navy and gave his chest measurement and weight.  3 pages.

BLACKWELL, Henry of Cornwall England wrote in 1892 re Arthaniesus Blackwell.  About 24 years ago his father at St. Just near Lands End, had a letter from Australia, relating to money and property at Mt. Blackwood Victoria left to him by Arthaniesus Blackwell in Australia.  His father returned the letter as no relation, but Henry, the only living son, wants to revive the claim now.  Police find that a John Blackwell was at Mt. Blackwood years ago, but not there now. 6 pages.  List 2.

BLACKWELL, J.R. of Miami Florida USA wrote in 1917 re Thomas EYTON and wife Isabella Pyne. He is an old friend and hasn’t heard from them for 25 years. Eyton was previously in Montreal Canada under the name of C.J. PAGE. Sons John and Frederick and sister Eliza Jane who married Arch. DEAN are mentioned. 7 pages, List 6.

BLACKWOOD, Mrs. T. of St. Hubert’s Mission, Saskatchwan, Canada, wrote in 1920 re her nephew John Blackwood, ‘who lives on a farm near Melbourne’. Not found. 4 pages, List 16.

BLACKWOOD, Thomas, sought by sister Jane, who wrote from Sunnymead, Whitewood, N.W. Territory (Canada) in 1894.  He had a farm near Melbourne; his wife committed suicide.  Son John found.  11 pages, List 30.

BLAIR, William, Abbey Green, Jedburgh, Scotland, wrote in 1909 seeking a confidential report on his son Matthew Selby Blair, 43 years.  He had taken his family, son William Selby, 20 years, and two daughters to Melbourne in 1908; has heard he has taken to drink. Daughter Maimie contacted.  5 pages, List 61.

BLAKE, C., Blandford, UK, wrote in 1904 re Thomas STRANGE, a techer, who was at Mooroopna some years ago; found.  4 pages, List 47.

BLATCH, Arthur, wanted for murder of Alfred WELCH at Colchester, Essex England in 1893.  In 1897 was sighted in New Zealand, and R.D. COOMBES, Chief Constable at Colchester asks Victorian police for help. Detectives identify suspicious character using name Williams and have 2 photos taken, but it is not him.  The photos are faded and unclear.  Reward poster, with photograph and description of Blatch on file, along with English Police Gazette entry on him.  14 pages, allowing for 1 page of Gazette.  List 35.

BLEAKLEY, Jane, of Brookaboro Co. Fermanagh Ireland, wrote from 1916-1918, seeking details of her brother John, who left there in 1902.  Not found.  14 pages, List 18.

BLEAKMORE, Lee, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1913 seeking beneficiaries of the will of James Stephen RUDD; John CHURCH, James WICKS and J.S. RUDD.  Stephen Boaz, son of Stephen Church is located and genealogical details given.  Rudd also located and gives detailed information.  28 pages, List 62.

BLELLOCH, David, lawyer, sought by Mrs Adelaide STANGIER, widow, Philadelphia USA in 1908. Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

BLEVINS, James, sought by John B. Blevins, Belfast, Ireland, his nephew.  He was the son of the late William of Vernersbridge, Co. Armagh, Ireland.  Left for Australia c55 years ago, would be about 75 yeasr old.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

BLIGH, William, sought by son Charles Martyn Bligh, who wrote from Chicago in 1896.   He left his wife Eliza nee Martyn and two children Charles and Lizzie in Cornwall c1862 and came to Australia.  He knows William has a wife and family.  William found in Ballarat; his daughter had just died.  He says he will write to his son, which he does, and Charles writes and thanks police for finding him.  11 pages, List 34.

BLIGHT, Mr. J.R., of Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall England wrote in 1905 re Mrs. Catherine ANDREWS of Ballarat East, who was entitled to some money from the sale of property in Cornwall.  3 pages.

BLOUNT, William (or STEVENS)  actor.  Wife in U.K. asks police to find him and provide details.  He is found to have married  Flora CAMPBELL (index states Charlotte Elvira Campbell) in 1892; wife is going to sue for divorce.  List 19.

BLUNDELL, John/Richard, identified as person who drowned in the Yarra in 1911;  a former seaman, c40 years.  British police interview his wife Julia, Salford, England, who states she left him through his ill-treatment, and he changed his name from Richard to John.  His merchant seaman discharge book on file, in poor condition, 13 pages.  15 pages in file, List 67.

BLYTH, Mrs. M. of Berea Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1920 re her sister Mrs. Kate COLLIER of St. Kilda.  4 pages.

BOAM, William John, James and Elizabeth, sought by Mrs A. SPINNEMAN, Los Angeles USA in 1911.  They left Derbyshire England some yeasr ago; a sister Mary would like to find them.  7 pages, List 69.

BOLAND, James Patrick, sought by sister Mary MINOGHAN, Brighton Park, Chicago USA in 1895.  He left many yeas ago; two uncles named MALONE mentioned.  2 pages, List 28.

BOLTON, Henry, Nag’s Head, Chorlton at Medlock, Manchester, wrote in 2904 re his sister and brother in law Mr and Mrs E. HONEY.  Found.  4 pages, List 47.

BOLTON, Walter H., recently arrived in New Zealand from England, employed solicitors in 1902 to arrange bank draft for nephew John BOLTON, living near Ballarat.  John was found in prison in Melbourne, but wished it kept secret from his uncle.  16 pages.

BOOTH, Charled Edward Nelson.  Arrived in 1895 with wife Anne.  Her mother Mrs. Jane GRIFFITH of Manchester wrote, alleging cruelty towards his wife.  He was divorced, a hawker and pugilist.  Photo on file shows him in boxing gear and heavily tattooed.  Wife writes asking for matter to be dropped.  Further letter from mother in 1897, has heard nothing from daughter for 6 months, but has had abusive letters from him.  He was also known as Charles NELSON.  18 pages, List 25.  Wife Hannah E., wrote from Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne in 1908; she had 4 children to him, two born in Australia, Annie Leonara and Doris Winifred.  He had fled England and was joined in Australia by Minnie TAYLOR and her two children.  Found living with Taylor.  9 pages, List 58. CONNECTION FOUND

BOOTY, Alfred, of East Ham, Essex England, wrote in 1914, re uncle Elijah. Police report his death and locate son. 6 pages, List 7.

BORASH, Leon, location sought by J.L. KEIDANSKY, Odessa, Russia, in 1912, believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

BORCHARDT, Mrs. Max, sought by sister Minnie EASTBURG of Galesburg, Ill., USA in 1897.  Last heard from in Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 35.

BORCHARDT, Max, sought by brother in law M.J. GRIMES, Newark, Ohio USA, in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 56.

BOSISTO, John Lazenby of London England wrote in 1899.  He had heard of the death of Joseph Bosisto, is the son of his eldest brother, seeks detail of his estate.  7 pages, one torn, List 20.

BOUTAGY, Najeb Seraphim.  Left his home in Jaffa Palestine in 1900; sought by S.S. Boutagy in 1904.  Found.  7 pages, List 22.

BOUGHTON, Clara, wrote from Aylsham, Norfolk England in 1894 re her husband Alfred,  hasn’t heard from him.  She has two sons, 8 and 9 years, dependent on her.  Found.  9 pages, List 30.

BOWDEN, Joseph of Brooklyn New York, wrote in 1913 re his ‘father’s father’s brother John BOWDEN’ who was born in Cornwall in 1815 and went to Aust c1852 and died there. He was looking for a share in his estate. 4 pages, List 15.

BOWDEN, William Low Fell, Gateshead, England, wrote in 1911 re John Bowden, who left in 1878, 23 years, a fireman on a steamship, and supposedly drowned.  Has heard he is alive and ill in Melbourne.  His siblings Benjamin, Edward and Joseph are anxious to find him.  Various people of that name interviewed. but not found.  13 pages, List 66.

BOWEN, Thomas wrote in 1892 re his brother Henry, from Mallow, Co. Cork Ireland, who was in the Victorian police force in 1852.  2 pages.  List 2.

BOWES, Thomas, sought by brother Andrew of Albany New York USA in 1895; last heard from over 20 years ago.  Was from Co. Monaghan Ireland, would be 52 years old.  5 pages, List 29.

BOX, Edward John, wife and children, sought by niece J. Eliza THOMAS, Bristol England in 1902.  Police find he had deserted his family and his wife was remarried to Henry SHERRATT and had children by him. 8 pages, List 43.

BOYCE, Joseph, deserted wife Caroline and child at Whiteinch, Glasgow Scotland in 1911.  Found, declines to pay maintenance.  5 pages, List 69.

BOYD, Andrew, of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA wrote in 1914 re six brothers named GILCHRIST – Robert, Andrew, William, Thomas, James and John, who left Co. Tyrone for Sydney in 1886 and thence to Melbourne. Their sister Mrs. Mary Boyd left Tyrone for Philadelphia in 1888. Police interview all Gilchrist males of those names but cannot locate the brothers. 29 pages, some repetitive, List 7.

BOYD, David Butler, arrested in Melbourne and committed to asylum in 1917; brother in Mansfield Park, Essex England informed.  4 pages, List 51.

BOYS, John William, sought by son in law J. ILLINGWORTH of Savile Park, Halifax, England.  Left England 30 years ago, last heard of 12 years ago in Warragul, Victoria.  Found there.  6 pages, List 5.

BRABNER, George, patient, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver Canada wrote in 1906 her his brother Alexander, last heard of c1876 at Burrumbeet.  He was married, with a arge family.  Police find he had died but locate family.  5 pages, List 31.

BRABSTAN, James, Michael, Margaret and Johanna, siblings, sought by niece Anna, Troy New York USA in 1907.  They were from Co Tipperary and left Ireland c40 years ago.  Not found.  3 pages, List 57.

BRACE, Lewis Knight Brook, otherwise Lee BOND.  Information sought by British Consul General, Los Angeles USA in 1912.  Found to have collected money in Melbourne, but not traced.  Incomplete file, letters returned to Lord Mayor.  5 pages, List 32.

BRADBURY, Aaron, sought by W.F. DINSLEY, Lorton Manchester England in 1913, on behalf of his wife whom he has deserted.  Brother Benjamin is interviewed; not found.  10 pages, List 64.

BRADBURY, Aaron, sought by wife A., of Gorton, Manchester England in 1913; her father had written previously.  He was a trained male nurse.  Sister in law interviewed; not found.  18 pages, List 64.

BRADBURY, Mrs. Annie, of Gorton, Manchester England, wrote in 1914 re her husband Aaron. Married in 1910, she had a child in 1911 and he deserted shortly after. His brother Benjamin is in Victoria, but claims he doesn’t know where he is. Wonderful description of the child who wins a baby prize and is a ‘Nestles’ baby, with a 25″ chest measurement. 8 pages, photo, List 7. See introduction for details of photo costs.

BRADBURY, Mrs. E., of Cheltenham Gloucestershire England wrote in 1917 re her husband Percy BRADBURY, who left there in 1913. She hasn’t heard since 1916, when he was living in Richmond Victoria. Police ascertain he has left there, but are unsuccessful in tracing him. 12 pages, some damaged, List 6.

BRADBURY, Pte. J., 3rd Leicestershire Regiment, Partington Yorkshire England, wrote in 1915. His original letter is missing from the file, but it concerned his daughter Emma who had emigrated to Melbourne. He enclosed a letter he had received from Mrs. Cassie KIRK, telling him that Emma had married her son William, had miscarried and was pregnant again, and the couple were very poor. Police confirmed this statement, but the letter sent back to Bradbury was returned, and is on the file, as is Mrs. Kirk’s letter. 8 pages, List 7.

BRADBURY, Samuel William.  Information sought by wife Annie in Melbourne in 1909.  He left there in 1901 for South Africa and hasn’t been heard from for over a year.  He was formerly a medical doctor but gave that up.  South African police provide details of his lifestyle.  11 pages, List 61.

BRADFORD, Alfred William Peter, son of William of Brunswick, dismissed by police in South Africa and suspected of theft, believed returning to Australia.  8 pages, List 60.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Eliza nee DRAKE, , Widnes, England, wrote in 1916 re her stepbrother William PEARSON, who left his home in Erith, Kent, as a 15 year old cabin boy c1870 for Australia.  He had brothers George, Thomas and Charles.  13 pages, List 52.

BRADLEY, William, 35 years, butcher, left wife Annie at Moseley Birmingham England in 1908, and came to Australia with Marie LE FRAME, stage name, real name L. HOWELL, c22 years, a pantomime artist, who also used name Maisie ROWLAND.  Annie wrote a number of letters seeking him.  He is traced and interviewed and claims to have left her provided for.   32 pages, List 62.

BRADLEY, William J., of Germantown, Philadelphia, Penn., USA, wrote in 1913 re his uncle and aunt, John and Susan McGRAW nee BRADLEY. She is a daughter of Charles of Coleraine, Co. Derry Ireland. They arrived in Melbourne c.1853. Not found. 6 pages, List 12

BRADSHAW, Joseph, sought by Enoch MAYERS of Pendleton Manchester England in 1897.  He emigrated with his wife and family to Melbourne c1894; his brother Charles lives there.  Wife and children returned to England, and he was to join them, but hasn’t done so, and they are dependent on the kindness of neighbours.  Found.  7 pages, List 36.

BRADSHAW, Richard. Wrote in 1897 re his half brother John ALDERMAN of Bedfordshire England, who left there in 1852 for the Victorian goldfields. He had advertised in Melbourne papers for him, and was suspicious of a response. He believes Alderman was a wealthy man, but police find otherwise. 15 pages, List 9.

BRADY, Mary, Birkenhead, Cheshire England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Patrick, sailor, 4 children; not heard from for 6 months.  Founded to have enlisted and given his next of kin as Kate of Manchester.  4 pages, List 51.

BRAGARD, Charles, Sergt., Armee Belge, Belgique, [Belgium]wrote in 1919 requesting details on the background of George BEAR, son of J.E. Bear of Spottswood. [Bear probably in army] 3 pages, List 15.

BRAITHWAITE, Hartley, Kirby in Furness, Lancashire, wrote in 1906 re brother William, last heard of 10 years ago in managing a hotel in Melbourne.  Several people of that name interviewed, but not found.  15 pages, List 49.

BRAITHWAITE, John Ripley.  Information sought in 1908 by John Ernest Ripley FORD, Rochdale, Lancashire.  Braithwaite left Yorkshire c60 years ago and settled in Ballarat.  Relation found.  13 pages, List 41.

BRAMAN, F.L., Toledo, Ohio USA wrote in 1903 re Lucien RAMAN, his father.  He had written previously 3-4 years ago.  He has now heard that his father sailed from Portland Oregon 32 years ago for  Melbourne under the name of T.G. BUSH.  10 pages, 2 torn.  List 2.

BRAMPTON, T.C., of Rosebank Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1916. His/her mother Mary nee GILLIES sought the location
of auctioneers and land agents named GILLIES, last heard of in Sydney. The will of John GILLIES of Ford, Loch Ave., Argyleshire Scotland is mentioned. He was the brother of Duncan, and she is Duncan’s eldest daughter. 6 pages, List 8.

BRAMWELL, Arthur William, Grafton, Yolo County, California, wrote in 1916 seeking his mother Ruth’s address.  He has been confined in Mexico as a military prisoner, but escaped.  His siblings were Ethel, Florence and Albert York.  Found.  9 pages, List 53.

BRANIGAN, William.  John Ross writes from police station West Maitland, New South Wales, 1862, on behalf of Mrs. Bridget BRANIGAN, who has seen a newspaper report of a railway accident at Elphinstone Victoria, in which a William Branigan was killed.  Ross asks on her behalf if it was her son.  Investigations show it was.  4 pages, List 5.

BRANNAN, Hyla Catford, left Capetown South Africa for Melbourne in 1908; wife and 4 children remained there; a jeweller.  In 1911 Miss Zora DALY of Port Elizabeth sought him. Found.  26 pages, some repetition and photo.  List 66.

BRAY, Edmond Selwyn, sought by sister Mrs. S.F. BROWN of Sumner, Christchurch New Zealand in 1896; last heard of in San Remo.  His wife in the UK is in need of financial help, hasn’t heard from him for 5 years.  6 pages, List 31.

BRAY, Edward Selwyn, died in Melbourne hospital in 1896.  Sister Sarah S. BROWN wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1897 querying whether it was really him, and asking details, which are provided.  19 pages, List 36.

BRAZIL/BRASIL/BRAZEL, James.  Information sought by solicitors in Wales in 1910, who are acting for the next of kin in a probate case.  He was in Ballarat in the 1850s.  His cousin William took him to Ireland in 1908 where he died.  His will is being challenged by nephew William LINNARD.  23 pages, List 66.

BRAZZI, Domenico.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne sought details of his death at Maryborough in 1907; two daughters in Switzerland exist.  Widow Mary interviewed.  4 pages, List 57.

BREEBACK, William.  Isaac DUNN wrote from Everton, Liverpool England in 1899; his mother is a daughter and seeks information.  He has heard that he died in Melbourne in 1870.  Police find he died under the name PRIEBACH.  10 pages, List 36

BRENDON, W.E. & Sons, Plymouth, UK, wrote in 1911 re W.H. PASSMORE, a plumber as ‘his life is on a lease which we hold under the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’. 4 pages, List 15.

BRENNAN, James, born Partick (Scotland?) 1857, arrived Melbourne 1889 as a ship’s carpenter, and boarded in Port Melbourne.  Chief Constable of Partick wrote in 1900 on behalf of his mother.  Not found.  12 pages, List 39.

BRERETON, Joseph, died in Auckland New Zealand in 1915.  Public Trustee there asks police to find his brother Thomas.  Found in North Melboune.  6 pages, List 54.

BRERETON, William, Manchester, England, wrote in 1902 re his father J.T., who left there in 1889 and hasn’t been heard from since.  A master bricklayer, c56 years, he is found under the name of KAY. 6 pages, List 41.

BRESLIN, Thomas. The secretary, Leith Parish Council, Scotland, wrote re him in 1914. He was Irish. His wife Mary BAIRD or MANSON or BRESLIN, and 4 children leftMelbourne for there with his consent, and he was to follow. They are now destitute and he has failed to support them. Police find him in the AIF and his wages are garnished. 19 pages, List 8.

BREWER & Sons, Solicitors, Barnstaple, England, wrote in 1914 re Thomas PASSMORE, c73 years old, whose sister has died. 3 pages, List 14.

BRIDGES, James (or R.E.) accidentally poisoned at CHEGWIDDEN’s chemist shop Melbourne in 1902.  Wife Julie, Woodstock, South Africa, wrote regarding his effects being sent to her; she and their child are penniless.  6 pages, List 43.

BRITLAND, C.T., of USS Wyoming, New York Cikty, USA, wrote in 1913 re his uncle J.T. Britland who went to Melbourne c1881 to start a hotel. Not found. 4 pages, List 14.

BROCKLEBANK, Thomas, sought by Lizzie Ann SMITH of Saint Lau… (illegible) USA in 1897.  Her father George Smith, born Cockermouth, England, was his nephew, and visited him in 1876.  Police trace Brocklebank.  10 pages, List 35.

BRODERICK, William. Mother wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1914 as she hadn’t heard from him. Believed to be living and working in Melbourne. Found by police. 6 pages, List 11

BROGIE, Matthew of Merlick near Limerick Ireland wrote in 1892 re his brother Daniel, who left home 25 years ago.  He has heard that Daniel is dead and wants to claim his share of the estate.  4 pages.  List 2.

BRONI, Eliza, Russel Square, London England, wrote in 1905 re her brother Henry Charles STEPHENSON, who left there for Melbourne c1862.  Reply states details too meagre.  3 pages, List 45.

BRONKHORST, B. Oppoenheimer, Seckel & Co. London, wrote in 1912. He was their traveller in South Africa, has sold his samples worth £800 and absconded. They believed he was in Melbourne. Police reply they require a physical description, details are too meagre for them to do anything. 3 pages, List 12.

BROOK, A.W. of Invergordon, Scotland, wrote in 1913, on behalf of Joseph GILCHRIST, who is 84 years old, and would like to contact his sister Mrs. Ann MANN, whom he hasn’t heard from for 12 years. 8 pages, List 12.

BROOK, Abraham John of Essex House, Hornsey Lane, London England, wrote in 1892 re his son Herbert John, who left for Australia c1880.  Herbert was well educated, aged about 37 years, a fairly good singer who spoke French.  ‘Through his follies he has been known to you on more than one occasion.’  Police report that he has been in prison.  8 pages.  List 2.

BROOKS, Emma E., of Charlestown BH District Mass., USA. wrote in 1892 re her son Fred C. BROOKS.  He would now be 23 years old, left Boston c1885, she has not heard from him for five years.  ‘He read some improbable stories about boys in Australia and the West and when he went away he carried revolvers with him.  The boys around us had the cowboy mania and several talked of going off, but Fred was the only one that went …’.  9 pages.  List 2.

BROOKS, Sgt. M. wrote from Sydney Police Station in 1895 on behalf of old neighbour Mrs. DONELLAN nee Bridget CONNOR, of Ballinaslie Ireland, who asked him to trace her brother Patrick CONNOR who left there 48 years ago, when 20 years old.  He was in Geelong at some stage.  Police investigate in Geelong and Bendigo districts, but not found.  33 pages, List 29.

BROOM, Daniel, deserted wife and 7 children at Kawa Kawa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, in 1891.   Several letters from his wife from 1894-1896 seeking him; not found.  29 pages, List 33.

BROOME, Louisa nee CREED, sought by W.J. Broome of Lima, Ohio, USA in 1895; hasn’t heard since 1888; her brother is Jack.  Found, she reports that he deserted her c9 years ago and she has since remarried to – ADAMS.  7 pages, List 29.

BROWN, Mrs. of Lower Kimmage Road Dublin Ireland wrote in 1918 per Charles Franklin of Dublin, enquiring about her daughter Mrs. GRACE of East Melbourne, a theatre attendant, whom she had not heard from for over a year. Found by police. 4 pages, List 6.

BROWN, Albert James Studd, wanted by Transvaal police in 1906.  Accountant, 38 years, reward poster, containing photo, on file.  Wife Emily KENNEDY traced to Sydney. 7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, Alexander Ross, dentist, Windsor.  Barony Parish Council, Glasgow Scotland, wrote re his insufficient maintenance for his son John Ross Brown, left there c1896.  4 pages, List 25.

BROWN, Bonnie H., sought by mother Mrs. E.H. Brown, St. Louis, USA in 1904; last heard of in Melbourne, 27 years, worked his passage to Australia on a ship, electrician and engineer.  Movements traced.  11 pages, List 47.

BROWN, Mrs. Elizabeth, Mingo, Jefferson Co., Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 re her brothers Robert, William and James BUCHANAN, formerly of Landaire Northern Ireland, who came to Australia 30-40 years ago.  2 pages, List 4A.

BROWN, Elizabeth K., wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1902 re her husband John, married 1868,  who left there in 1879, a ship’s rigger, and hasn’t been heard from since 1884.  She has seen that a man of that name died in Albert Park in 1898 and asks if it is her husband.  She is unconvinced when told it is not.  14 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Frederick George. Left Oakland California in 1912, aged about 50 years, a bible student. Chief Commissioner of Police writes in 1913 on behalf of his wife who is missing him. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

BROWN, I.L. of Birmingham England, wrote in 1892 re his father Ned BROWN.  Ned’s wife and family are greatly in need of his help, and have not seen him for eight years.  2 pages.  List 2.

BROWN, Mrs. J.C. wrote from Darlington, Co. Durham England in 1914 re her husband Frederick, a printer’s engineer.  He had left there the previous October, taking their two eldest daughters, Nellie and Winnie, with him, and was supposed to be working in a printing office in Melbourne.  She and her youngest child are destitute.  10 pages.

BROWN, James, left King’s Cross London for Melbourne 1852, then went to Ovens goldfields.  In 1905 his sister’s daughter Margaret Scott WATTERS, Stirling Scotland, enquired about him; found to have died in asylum.  8 pages, List 47.

BROWN, Jane H., Northgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, wrote in 1905 re her husband Thomas, a clerk, who left there in 1902 and hasn’t been heard from since.  He is 50 years, well educated, and they were married for 20 yeas.  ‘He was writer for the Era paper …’.  Her father was a chemist and druggist, and she gives family background.  9 pages, List 44.

BROWN, Johanna R., sought by Mrs. P.J. McCARTHY, Litchfield, Mass., USA.  She was born Waterford Ireland, her husband was a brass maker.  The writer is the daughter  of Mary Ann KINSELLA, who last heard from her sister Johanna from Sydney in 1877.  Not found. 8 pages, List 41.

BROWN, John Russell. Chief Constable, Kirkcaldy Scotland, wrote in 1914. His brother Robert, a retired engineer, had asked his help in finding John, who emigrated to Australiac1869/70, will now be 75 years old, was an engineer, son of the late James. He was last heard of in 1907. Police check all John R. Brown entries in Melbourne directory, but he is not found. 11 pages, List 8.

BROWN, Joseph Wilkin, left Newcastle on Tyne England for Melbourne in 1888.  In 1908 his brother Richard KIRKBY, Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne, ‘practical chimney sweep’ asked police to find him.  Found.  8 pages, List 58.

BROWN, Mrs. L., St. George’s Square, Forest Gate, London England, wrote in 1917 re husband Charles BROWN, working in Melbourne.  8 pages.

BROWN, Mary, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1897 asking police to find her sons James, 40 years and John, 45 years, both seamen from Stranrear, Wigtownshire Scotland; she is in need of funds.  John is found working for John McLELLAN at Lyndhurst.  9 pages, List 47.

BROWN, Mary McGill of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re her brother Andrew DODD, who left there twenty years ago. She has seen a death of an Andrew DODDS in Kyneton, and asks whether this is her brother. Police provide details. 8 pages, List 18.

BROWN, Patrick.  The Parish Clerk of Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1912, re this man, who failed to maintain his wife Elizabeth MERRICKS or BROWN and 9 year old child Elizabeth.  They were both from Anderson, Glasgow.  He was also known as PALMER, was born in Glasgow, 39 years old.  He came to Melbourne as a marine fireman in 1904 deserted ship, and has not been heard from since.  His wife is trying to avoid going into the Poorhouse.  Not found.  8 pages, List 33.

BROWN, Thomas.  Confidential information sought in two letters in 1904, by his brother John S. Brown of Hamilton Scotland, who wrote on letterhead of W. Brown & Sons, builders, contractors and quarry masters.  Thomas arrived in Melbourne two years ago from Cape Town; married a widow named KEMPSTER, and supposedly carrying on business under name of NEWMAN & Co.  Report on his circumstances.  14 pages, List 33.

BROWN, Mrs. Thomas J. of Chelsea, Roxbury, Mass. USA, wrote in 1897 re mother Maria HARKINS, whom she has not heard from for 27 years.  Her mother was born in England, and went from Dunedin New Zealand to Melbourne.  7 Pages, List 4A.

BROWN, Thomas, raised on a farm near Yonkers New York, sought by niece Fanny of El Paso Texas USA in 1909.  Her father David was his brother.  Various Thomas Browns are identified, but no found.  15 pages, List 60.

BROWN, Tom, formerly of Whitehaven, Cumberland England, ship’s carpenter, left Liverpool in 1887 for Australia.  Information requested in 1910 by his son George Carter Brown of Whitehaven; A5 flyer on file.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

BROWN, William, left Perth Scotland for the Australian goldmines c1890s.  Sought by brother James, Sundial P.C. Alberta Canada in 1910.  Had been in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 41.

BROWNE, Dr. D.G.  Information sought by William HETREED of Royal Irish Constabulary Limerick in 1902, on behalf of his wife whom he deserted c20 years ago.  They were married in 1874 and he was believed to be in Melbourne.  Found interstate, ‘confirmed drunkard’.  13 pages, List 42.

BROWNE, George, wrote form the Board of Education, Detroit, Michigan, re old school friend Jos. W. GRAY who left Dublin for Australia c1880 and settled in Melbourne; not found.  List 43.

BROWNING, Mrs. E. of Oxford, England, wrote in 1892, thanking police for locating her missing son W.R. BROWNING.  Original letter and police search not on file.  1 page, List 3.

BRUNSDON, Joseph, sought by mother Mrs. Brunsdon of Mellon Ground, Peckham, Surrey, London in 1856, hasn’t heard from him for a long time.  5 pages.  List 4.

BRYAN, Henry, left England for Australia in 1896, had previously lived here for many years.  He was born 1844, the son of George, formerly a London solicitor, and a blindmaker.  The Reversionary Interest Society, London UK, sought information about him in 1912.  Found.  7 pages, List 32.

BUCHANAN, George, Wenz & Co., Melbourne, wrote on behalf of his un-named sister in London in 1910 re Thomas John SUTTON, who deserted his wife and children there.  He was a ship’s steward and his people live in Melbourne.   Not found.  6 pages, List 27.

BUCKLAND, A.G., Winchester Road London England, wrote in 1907 re John LLOYD, his brother in law; hadn’t heard and mother is worried.  Found.  6 pages, List 56.

BUCKLAND, William, French Camp, Stockton, California USA, asks US Consul to find his brother Richard in 1909.  He went to Melbourne c1903; 34 years, mother’s maiden name is STANFORD.  Not found.  11 pages, List 60.

BUCKLEY, – Mrs. Wrote from 81 Cross Lane Gorton, Manchester England in 1914, hasn’t heard from her husband for four years, but recently received a photograph of him, taken in Melbourne, and sent to her ten year old daughter Clara. He left them destitute. Police respond that she must provide more details – his given name, age, occupation etc. 4 pages plus photograph, List 10. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BUCKLEY, Edward, sought by wife Kitty, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight in 1912.  He left London for Melbourne 3 months prior and hasn’t been heard of since.  32 years.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 33.

BUCKLEY, James, native of Limerick Ireland, came to Australia c1868 and kept a hotel in Melbourne.  In 1908 his brother John, c/- Little Sisters of the Poo, Wilmington, Delaware USA, asked police to find him.  5 pages, List 59.

BUCKLEY, Kelita Hall, sought by Halifax police in 1911, on behalf of his father George.  He left England c1903 for Australia, c34 years.  9 pages, List 69.

BUGGY, James, Inspector, Liverpool Police, wrote in 1901 on behalf of relatives re his friend Lewis C. KINCHELA, born Kilkenny Ireland. 11 pages, List 15.

BULL, Alfred of Winchester, Hampshire, England, wrote in 1865 re his brother William, a builder, believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 4 pages, List 10.

BULL, Daniel, sought by niece Laura Jane LINCOLN nee LAXTON, South Shields, England, in 1909; she is his sister’s eldest daughter.  He left there c45 years ago.  Not found.  List 61.

BULL, Mrs. George.  Sought by sister Maria ENRIGHT of Toronto Canada in 1904.  She left Limerick Ireland c1865, hasn’t been heard of for 30 years.  Family found.  8 pages, List 23.

BULLEY, Edward H., wrote from London UK in 1904, asks police to find his brother John S. of the Colonial Navy; has been trying to find him for 20 years, was last heard of at Williamstown.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

BULLING, Corporal C.G. of 5th Pioneer Battalion, AIF, wrote from France in 1917 re his wife’s character. He hadn’t heard from her in 14 months, was living in Fitzroy. 4 pages, List 16.

BULLIVANT, Mrs. H.  Wrote from Darlington (England??) in 1898 re her sister Mrs. A. FLAHERTY, last heard from in 1896.  She was a widow, 26 yrs, her husband Thomas, a bus driver, had died.  Not found.  7 pages, List 20.

BULLOCK, Charles or William, formerly living in Detroit, Michigan, USA, sought by daughter Ida BULLOCK, now Mrs. HUBER of St. Louis in 1895.  Separated from him for over 20 years, she was adopted by a Mrs. ANDERSON, 2 pages, List 28.

BUNNING,  John William Peter.  Wife wrote from Brooklyn, New York, in 1910 and 1911 re her husband, who left suddenly in 1910 and wrote to say he was in Australia with no memory of how he got there.  He was aged 43, and there are 2 copies of the same photo on the file.  She searches widely, and 17 year old Alfred ABBOTT of Maylands South Australia decides to try and help her, but only confuses the issue.  Bunning is not found.  35 pages, List 68.

BURBANK.  Chief of Police, Winnipeg USA writes re this man, no given name listed, who is in Winnipeg and claiming to have been the editor and proprietor of The Argus newspaper which is in Melbourne.  Very detailed physical description given.  Local detectives state is not known in Melbourne, and must be an imposter.  3 pages.  List 2.

BURDEKIN, Lydia, Westminster, London, wrote in 1915 re husband Herbert Anderson Burdekin, not heard from for some months; came from Napier New Zealand in 1913, is a draper.  Found living with a woman by whom he has had a child.  11 pages, List 54.

BURGER, M., New Bedford, Mass., USA, wrote in 1906 re his brother Louis, a pawnbroker in Fitzroy, who left home 26 years ago; hasn’t replied to letters.  Found.  14 pages, List 30.

BURGOYNE, Mrs. E. Bexhill on sea, Sussex, wrote in 1917 re her husband Alfred, 33 years.  They were in New Zealand when he told her to take their children back to England and he would follow, but hasn’t done so.  She has had no money from him and is destitute; very poignant letter.  Not found.  12 pages, List 50.

BURKE, Mrs. Hannah, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1904 for the address of Mrs. Hanora MORGAN, last heard from in Melbourne.  Richmond police report she had died and trace her husband, who says the writer is her
sister.  4 pages, List 42.

BURN, A.D., wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1899.  He had bought shares in a gold mining company, and suspects Louis A. PEARCE, who was looking after them, has cheated him.  A complicated tale, including Neville BARRIDGE who was admitted to a lunatic asylum.  8 pages, List 36.

BURNS, Alexander.  Sought by Superintendent of Police in Cleveland U.S. in 1903.  His brother William died in 1901 at Alexandersville; his mother died in New York c.1900.  Not found.  3 pages, List 21.

BURNS, George. Died in America 1909 aged 27 years, leaving 3 brothers, James, William and Hugh in Victoria. Tolman & King, Attorneys, Spokane Washington, wrote in 1915 as there is a little estate to distribute. Police find James has died and his widow remarried. 9 pages, List 8.

BURNS, Jessie C., wrote from Cape Town South Africa in 1905 re her husband John Robert, who shipped as cook on a ship to Australia; was formerly in the police force there.  5 pages.

BURNS, William J., Detective Agency, Denver Colorado USA, wrote in 1912, re John BARRIE alias Hugh O’NEAL, stated to have worked in Melbourne, embezzled money, deserted wife and 3 children and come to the US with an actress, c7 years ago.  Police report no record here.  7 pages, List 33.

BURROWES, Alexander, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1897, asking confirmation of his age from police records; he joined in 1858.  2 pages, List 36.

BURROWS, Lillian E., Cape Nome City, Alaska, wrote in 1902, seeking her grandparents. J.H. WILLIAMS married Louise BROWN, subsequently she married Thomas BROWN. They went to San Francisco in 1886, when she was 4 years old and her sister 2 years. The writer is Louise’s eldest daughter from her second husband; her mother has been dead for 5 years. Both Brown and Williams were of German descent. Letter to grandparents on file, as is poor quality photo of Lillian. Letter rather rambling. 15 pages. List 5.

BURSILL, J.  Wrote from Wandsworth Common, London in 1899 re his daughter Hettie who left there to work for Llewellyn WILLIAMS, a swindler etc.  Found in Melbourne.  3 pages, List 24.

BURTON, B.W., St. Peter’s Park, London England, wrote in 1902.  He has received a letter advising of his brother Alfred’s death and asks if it is genuine.  Alfred had been getting regular remittances.  4 pages, List 44.

BURTON, Edward, sought by wife in Newark New Jersey USA in 1920. He left saying he was going to the Klondike in 1897 and she has never heard since. Not found. 5 pages, List 16.

BURTON, T.B., of Beverley England, wrote in 1914 re his nephew George Bernard PLOWMAN, c19 years old, who was working in Brisbane but left. 5 pages, List 14.

BURY, John W., c/- Pacific Hospital, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1905 on behalf of his father Edward, who was looking for his siblings, from Co Wicklow Ireland; a spirit medium had told him to write.  He is sceptical, but a relative is found.  4 pages, List 46.

BUSHE, Alma, wrote from Evansville, Indiana, USA in 1895 seeking Paul or Gus Bushe, who left Ireland many years ago, last heard of in 1879.  1 page, List 28.

BUSST, Mrs Ellise, SAn Francisco, wrote in 1910 re husband Patrick John, believed in Melbourne; found.  5 pages, List 66.

BUTCHER, Samuel Henry. Police in Barnsley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, wrote in 1894 on behalf of his wife who wanted details of his lifestyle – was he living with a woman? He was believed to be living near Geelong. Found by police. 4 pages, List 13.

BUTLER, David, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1917 re his brother Thomas, last heard of at Strathlodon; aunt was Mrs. Bridget RABBAGE.  Not found.  5 pages, List 49.

BUTLER, John.  Supt Herbert ACKERS of Colchester Police asks his antecedents in 1900.  Butler has applied for an alehouse licence and says he was employed in the Melbourne Hospital and was a stallholder in Victoria on file.  8 pages, List 38.

BUTLER, John Patrick, deserted wife Vera in Mortlake, London UK c1917.  Found in Victoria with mother, formerly in AIF.  He wants her and their child to join him, but she refuses.  8 pages, List 26.

BUTTERWORTH, Charles. Sought by son Ernest of Rochdale Lancashire in 1908. He left England in 1884, and was believed living with a woman he had married in England, but this marriage was illegal, as Ernest’s mother did not die until 1902. He had an uncle Thomas WOLFENDEN at Talbot, and was last heard of in Melbourne. Police find he had died in 1906. 5 pages, List 13.

BYE, Robert, sought by nephew Private Rowland Bye, 3rd Worcestershire Regiment, Kent England in 1909; was in Mildura in 1897.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 61.

BYRD, John Thomas ‘a colored man’ formerly a native of Willmington Delaware, sought by sister Eliza DEAN of Philadelphia in 1900.  Their sisters Letitia, Maggie, Mary and Martha are all deceased.  11 pages, List 38.

BYRNE, Thomas W., Chief Constable, City Police, Worcester England, wrote in 1893 re Arthur PACE, seeking confirmation he was with a firm of solicitors, if he was married and if his wife was with him.  3 pages, List 3.

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CADMAN, W.H., Huntly, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1902, asking if Harry ALLCOCK was in Melbourne; his daughter has been deserted by him.  7 pages, List 43.

CAFFREY, David, ex Sgt R.I.C., Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1913 re siblings William, Joseph and Elizabeth, born Carnaveagh, Co Cavan, not heard from for 28 years.  Not found.  9 pages, List 63.

CAHILL, Miss Mollie, of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1913 re her uncle James Cahill, born in 1854 and formerly of Mallow, who went to Melbourne years ago, also her sister Mrs TRACEY. Police find James served in the Victorian police force, but left in 1879 and can’t be located. 8 pages, List 12.

CAIN, James, sought by nephew Thomas Cain Jnr, Syracuse, New York, USA in 1910, on behalf of his father.  He was Irish, shipwrecked c50 years ago, would be c70 years.  Various James Cains contacted, but no relation.  13 pages, List 41.

CAINE, W.C.  American Consul in Melbourne forwards letter from Caine, of Chicago Illinois, 1905, re his uncle John Caine, thought to have been murdered ‘in the early days of the colony’.  His father James H. Caine was John’s only brother, and they had lived in Newport, Mayo, Ireland.   Report gives early history of European settlement in Victoria, and concludes that the person meant is probably John KEANE a shepherd, whose body was burnt in an attempt to hush up his murder.  18 pages

CAINES, William Richard, sought by Walter E. GREGORY of Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1897, on behalf of English friends.  He was born in 1842 in Poole, Dorsetshire England, parents were Harry and Susan.  Last heard of in 1877.  Found.  20 pages, List 35.

CAINEY, Joseph, of Parlie Scotland, wrote in 1918 re his son Michael, last heard from in Echuca seven years ago, would be 28 years of age. Not found. 13 pages, List 13.

CALLAGHAN, Winifred M., of New York City U.S.A., wrote in 1892 re her brothers Michael and James FLEMING, born Loghstown, Blessingtown, Co. Wicklow, who left there about 26 years ago, and were last heard of in Melbourne.  2 pages. List 2.

CALLAHAN, John, Troy, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re Edward and Mark SHEEHY, brothers, last heard of in Melbourne c10 years ago.  The enquiry was on behalf of their sisters Bridget and Mary, the latter his mother.  Found.  5 pages, List 44

CALLIHAN, Mrs P. of Sacramento California wrote in 1898 re her son Eugene, missing for eleven years. 1 page, List 11.

CAMERON, Robert, and sister Mrs Ann STEEDS, left Scotland c1855 for Melbourne, along with Rev. Ronald RANKIN and Rev. Angus McDONALD, Catholic priests.  Information on them was sought in 1901 by Charles S.M. Cameron, Boston Mass, USA.  Robert and his brother Allan were seaman, born Fort William, Inverness.  21 pages, List 40.

CAMERON, Robert, wrote from Vancouver British Columbia in 1917 re his brother Alexander, last heard of 24 years ago in Melbourne. He was a builder and carpenter, a native of Greenock Scotland, and had two children, Donald and Lizzie. Police report he had died, but locate his son in Western Australia. 10 pages, List 6.

CAMM, Alfred B. of Hornsey London England writes in 1914 re Gordon BRAWN who was engaged to his daughter and was in the Australian Imperial Force.  5 pages.

CAMMACK, Miss Ada, of Fairfield Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re William CAMMACK, who left England many years ago, is aged c76 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.

CAMPBELL, Alexander wrote from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in 1892 re his uncle Donald CAMPBELL, a native of near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, who emigrated to Australiac1860 and married a wealthy widow.  2 pages.  List 2.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Carrie, Centralia, Illinois USA, wrote in 1908 asking police to find her only child Clarence TISDALE, last heard of in 1907 when with the Fisk Jubilee Singers.  Newspaper photo of him on file; found.  4 pages, List 59.

CAMPBELL, J., Bombardier No. 2993, 51st Battalion, wrote from England in 1918.  He had been overseas for 3 years, and been wounded; reports that his wife in Albert Park has been sent a blackmailing letter about her behaviour and asks police to investigate.  She makes statement that she was involved in the Hedley Jones divorce case.  7 pages, List 50.

CAMPBELL, James, solicitor, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland wrote in 1914 re Robert HERDMAN, who left there as a ship’s steward in 1892 and hadn’t been heard from since.  He was presumed dead, but is now believed to be alive, and as such is entitled to a share of his late father’s estate.  16 pages.

CAMPBELL, John Lawrence, architect and civil engineer, sailed from Antwerp 1891.  His wife Agnes has heard nothing since and is left with five children to support.  He was aged 40 years, and Scotch.  She wrote from Bishopston, Bristol, England in 1892.  2 pages, List 2.

CAMPBELL, John Thomas, sought by father Thomas of Winchombe, Gloucestershire in 1898.   He sent money for his return but he hasn’t arrived.  Found in Eaglehawk.  8 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Katherine, daughter of Frank and Sarah nee DOUGHERTY, born Co. Sligo Ireland, transported for stealing c1857; sought by sibling James/Jane  Campbell of Mornoyuck [?], Philadelphia USA in 1895. [writing difficult to read]  2 pages, List 29.

CAMPBELL, Roderick.  Wrote from Sydney in 1910, applying to join police force.  He had just arrived from Scotland, was 26yrs old, and enclosed copies of references form Rev. Angus FIDDES and Rev. R. MacKENZIE, both of Isle of Skye.  3 pages, List 18.

CAMPBELL, Webb, sought by father Captain S.W. Campbell of Ashland, Wisconsin USA in 1913.  He served in the 3rd Regiment during the Spanish American War.  42 years.  Poster on file includes photo.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

CAMPBELL, Mrs William, of Dumbarton Scotland, wrote in 1912 re William KERR, who left Co. Antrim Ireland c30 years ago for the Darling River, but was later in Melbourne or Sydney. All William Kerr’s in directory checked, but none at the correct person. 13 pages, List 15.

CANCARE, Giuseppe, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1914. He arrived February 1913, is a marble worker and decorator, aged c21 yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7 .

CANE, Elizabeth (or SPENCE) sought by Mary DOHERTY, Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1900.  No other details given; not found.  2 pages, List 38.

CAPLES, John, 71 years, found dead at Bendigo in 1912.  In 1913 nephews John RYAN, Thurles, Ireland and Michael Ryan, Limerick, Ireland sought details of his estate.  14 pages, List 64.

CARE, Mrs Ada, and 2 sons Leslie and Bert BROACH, left Manchester England in 1912 and came to Melbourne.  They had purchased a piano on hire purchase from J.A. CROSS of Manchester and bought it with them.  In 1914 Cross claims they had not paid it off and seeks police help in getting payment.  Albert Broach maintains they had paid about a third of it off, and will pay the rest when he inherits money from the estate of the late Ann Broach, but Cross says this is not true.  8 pages, List 31

CAREY, E.W. British Consulate-General, San Francisco, wrote in 1905 in response to request from Victorian police, providing a confidential report on E.W. Carey, sometimes HUELIN, who was now believed to be in Honolulu. His wife Marion was in England. Lydia SALVANA mentioned; file is incomplete. 3 pages, List 15.

CAREY, Fanny, Palmerston North, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband James Joseph’s relatives.  He was the son of Patrick and Margaret, who were farmers at Panmure near Warrnambool; they had 8 children.  Has heard nothing from them for 25 years.  8 pages, List 53.

CAREY, William, sought by sister Mrs Sarah H. WILSON, Philadelphia UA in 1907.  He was married and his three children were named Thomas, Isaac and Christine.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

CARLAND, Thomas P., wrote from Philada, [Philadelphia?] Penns., USA in 1895 re uncle and three cousins, Robert, William, Elizabeth and Mary Jane AULL.  2 pages, List 28.

CARLTON, Andrew. Governor Genera’s office forwards letter from Mrs. Carlton of Liverpool England in 1919 re her husband Andrew Carlton, last heard of in Melbourne. He uses the name Thomas BURNS. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

CARMINE, Joseph, born New Zealand, suicided at Jumbunna in 1899.  Sister Mrs T.M. SWAFFORD and brother L. Carmine, both in NZ, seek details.  16 pages, List  36.

CAROLAN, Myles, constable, Dublin Metro Police, asked if he could transfer to Victoria police in 1910.  He had 10 years’ experience, was 30 years old.  3 pages, List 41.

CARR, Frank, ‘champion window dresser of the world’ deserted wife Ida L. and children in Brooklyn and ran off with Ida Van Voorhis (?).  In 1900 wife wrote seeking his whereabouts, believed he may have committed bigamy.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

CARSON, Mrs. Ellen of Toronto Canada, wrote in 1918 re her brother John W. LYNN, last heard from in Melbourne. He was going to return to Canada, but has never arrived. Found by police. 4 pages. List 6.

CARSON, John.  Cathcart Parish Council Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1914 seeking information.  They have been supporting his wife and family for six months and want him to send maintenance.  Found.  5 pages, List 31.

CARSON, Mrs. Louisa. Royal Irish Constabulary’s Office, Dublin, wrote in 1899 for a report on her character; she gets a pension. 5 pages, List 17.

CARTER, Miss A., of Northwich, Cheshire England, wrote in 1913 re her brother William Henry, who left for Australia in 1906 on account of his health, and was last heard from in 1908. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

CARTER, Henrietta M., Worthing, Sussex, wrote in 1904 re her brother Frederick M. LAKER and wife Amy, who haven’t replied to her letters for some years.  Found.  5 pages, List 49.

CARTER, T.A., of Cambridgeport, Mass., USA, wrote in 1893 re William CARTER, who went to Melbourne in 1852.  1 page, List 3.

CARTER, William Absalom, eldest son of late Martin Carter of Staffordshire, wrote from Digbeth, Walsall, England, in 1904, re Thomas POWELL who married his oldest sister Isabella, and was once in the police force.  Names two other sisters, Matilda and Mary Ann.  5 pages, List 22.

CARVER, Frederick, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1916 re the death of his brother William, who had boarded with the DALLING family at Parkville for many years; they refuse to hand over his property.  6 pages, List 53.

CARY, Mrs Mary, of Buffalo New York State USA wrote in 1894 re her brother Dan MORRISSY, a baker.  15 pages, List 4A.

CASE, Mrs Sophia, Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in 1905 seeking her brother Henry Howard EDGAR, c50 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 46.

CASOLI, Florindo, sought by nephew Joseph P. CASOLY, San Francisco USA in 1910; native of Ticino Switzerland.  4 pages, List 64.

CASS, Denis, wrote from Calean, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1901 re brothers Edward and John; former had been a teacher.  Found.  5 pages, List 40.

CASSELLS, William, sold gold in Ballarat in 1911; claimed came from New Zealand where he had been working in a mine, but this is disproved.  He returned to New Zealand to his father in law McFARLANE before police could take action.  12 pages, List 68.

CATHERALL, Samuel, wrote from Chester in 1899 re his father of the same name, who left his wife and four children in 1860 for Australia, and was to send money, but never did.  He has heard his father has another family, and wants to charge him with a criminal offence.  8 pages, List 36

CAUSLEY, William.  Wrote from Thames New Zealand in 1899 re woman who ‘took up with Christian Israelites’ and left there with a preacher named TRIMMER, a former baker who had a wife and family.  Police find she was pregnant.  8 pages, List 23.

CAVANAGH, Owen J., of Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1908 re his relative Mrs. Elizabeth KAVANAGH, who was born Cory, Co. Wexford and was last heard of in Melbourne. He writes on letterhead of Marine Firemen, Oilers and Watertenders Benevolent Association. Police report she has died. 4 pages, List 10.

CAVANAUGH, Patrick and James, sought by brother John of Lincoln, Ill., US in 1898, last heard of 30 years ago when James was at Castlemaine.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

CAVENAGH, Eugene, died Medan, Sumatra in 1896, formerly jockey.  In 1900 Consul General for the Netherlands asks police to find relatives – brother Patrick found after extensive search.  38 pages, List 38.

CAVANAGH, Patrick Allen.  Information sought by solicitors in 1900, acting for estate of Eugene Cavanagh who died in 1896.  Traced through Qld and details given, but not found.  Letter to Annie REILLY, Qld on file.  16 pages, List 39.

CHADWICK, Walter Steele, owes maintenance on wife and two children in Macclesfield, Cheshire England.  Chief Constable wrote in 1911.  Found.  8 pages, List 68.

CHAMBERLAIN, John William, sought by mother Emily Ann, Dorset Square, London in 1917; 25 years, left for Adelaide in 1912 and last heard of in Victoria.  Found.  14 pages, List 50.

CHAMBOISSIER, Pascal, wrote from Algeria in 1900, asking police to inform Pierre Chamboissier that his mother had died.  4 pages, List 18.

CHAPMAN, Alice, wrote from Blackpool England in 1912, re husband William, last heard of in Melbourne, a lithographer.  Found, he claims he has sent money for her and their child to join him.  Further letter from Alice states money never sent.  List 33.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Ellen of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, an ironmoulder, who left there in 1908 and was 32 years of age. Photograph on file. 18 pages, some torn, List 15.  See introduction re cost of supplying photographs.

CHAPMAN, Mrs E.R., Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband Ernest J., a builder.  Believed in Melbourne with sister Alice, an artist.  Hasn’t seen him for 20 years.  6 pages, List 52.

CHAPMAN, John, professional cyclist, supposed to have left for San Francisco in 1901 but hadn’t arrived, and his mother is anxious.  R.M. MINTON of Atlanta USA writes on her behalf.  5 pages, List 40.

CHAPMAN, William, sought by grandson William, Clydebank, Scotland in 1910.  He was a joiner, in business in Townsville with William McLARDY c1890, then came to Melbourne.  Not heard from for 18 years. 9 pages, List 65.

CHAPMAN, William, sought by youngest daughter Mrs David/Daniel McINTOSH, Newton on Ayr, Scotland, in 1911.  Found at Moorabbin.  5 pages, List 68.

CHAPPLE, E., Plymouth England, wrote in 1917 re her son S.E., who was a trimmer on the ‘Shropshire’ and was missing.  5 pages, List 48.

CHARD, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Plymouth UK,  in 1910, on behalf of his wife.  He was a seaman, 35 years etc.  4 pages, List 27.

CHARLESTON, ‘Professor’.  Phrenologist, ‘New York Orator’; on lecture tour of Gippsland 1899.  Report on his activities, poster on file; married Miss LETU in Orbost.  16 pages, List 23.

CHARLESWORTH, Absolum, wrote from East Clive [?] Haslington near Crewe, Cheshire England in 1894, re his son Albert.  Someone wrote asking for money, using his son’s name, and ‘the suspense is near killing me’ as to what has happened to his son.  Eventually located; lost his money in bank crash. 19 pages, List 4.

CHARLESWORTH, James.  Chief Constable of Hyde, England wrote in 1902 re this man who left there c5 years previously and was last heard of at Abbotsford.  His wife is destitute.  James’s uncle George is interviewed, and file states that he too had left a wife behind in England.  James is located.  17 pages, List 43.

CHATTERTON, Thomas, and sons Charles Joseph and David Smedley, were sought by Thomas’s unnamed brother who wrote from Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1901.  They arrived in Melbourne in 1857 and he hadn’t heard for 25 years.  Family found.  21 pages, List 40.

CHAZAN, K., wrote from Margate Kent England in 1896 re brother A. BENSON;, his last letter to him was returned marked ‘deceased’.  He was a bachelor and businessman.  Police find William ELLIOTT who worked for him for years and states that he died in the Benevolent Asylum in 1895, a pauper and insolvent.  5 pages, List 33.

CHEETHAM, Joseph, Lowell, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Patrick, Katherine and Johanna REARDON, ahd previously enquired in 1907.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

CHELLEW, T.J., solicitor, Saint Ives, Cornwall, wrote in 1896 re William R. HODGE, who had died at the Albert goldfields in NSW; supposed to have assets at Sandhurst; no trace.  5 pages, List 34.

CHEVALIER, Captain J.F., Harbour Office, Jersey, Channel Islands.  Wrote a number of letters in 1898 regarding Mrs. Margaret KIRKER, who was sent from there to Melbourne by her friends.  She was born in Belfast Ireland in 1868, is an alcoholic, her late husband Dr. Nathaniel MORTON divorced her and obtained custody of the only child – ‘painful for me to write’.  18 pages, List 23.

CHRISTENSEN, E, wrote from Thames, New Zealand in 1909 re maintenance owed by husband T.C. Christensen, believed in Brunswick.  Found, but declines to help.  5 pages, List 48.

CHRISTEY, Annie Marion. Sought by C.R. Christey of Waiuku, Auckland New Zealand in 1915, claiming to be her brother. She is living with a man named CREAMER. New Zealand police report that he is her husband; he persuaded her to leave her husband McDONALD, and live with him. McDonald divorced her and they married c2 years ago. She has now run off with his savings and Creamer. 10 pages, List 8.

CHRISTIE, Mrs A., Towai, Bay of Islands, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re newspaper report of an accidental death; is it her son Willie, 22 years.  7 pages, List 59.

CHRISTY, W.J., dentist, Melbourne.  Mother wrote from Chicago in 1903, hasn’t heard from him for a year; found.  3 pages, List 46.

CHUNDEE, Latchoo, sought by brother Indur of Port Louis, Mauritius in 1897.  He left there c8 years ago, and not heard from in 6 years.  Police trace his employment history, known as Louis CHUNDA.  12 pages List 35.

CHURCH, William, left U.K. in 1874 for Brisbane, last heard from by sister Mrs. T. TURNER in 1884.  Rev. F. Monkhouse SPARKS wrote from Aston Rowant Vicarage, Tetsworth, Oxon in 1896.  Found.  10 pages, List 31.

CHURCH, William, sought by brother James, St Aldates, Oxford England in 1910; emigrated to Australia c36 years ago, last heard of about 22 years ago.  4 pages, List 64.

CHURCHES, Joseph, native of Somersetshire, left there for New Zealand c1859 then came to Australia to manage butchering business.  In 1909 his great nephew Frank ADAMS of Bristol England, asked police to find him.  Copy of death certificate on file.  8 pages, List 62.

CIPRIANY, Louis.  French Consul enquired on behalf of the French Foreign Legion in 1883; he arrived in Melbourne c1876.  Found.  14 pages, List 52.

CLAMPETT, George, alias CAMPBELL.  Commissioner of Police, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re this man, recently convicted there, and believed to have been a criminal in Victoria.  Photographs and fingerprints sent, but local police have no record of him.  He was a native of Montreal, Canada, aged 27 years.  5 pages, List 5.

CLAPHAM, William Edward, Yeadon North Leeds, wrote in 1906 re uncle Thomas IBBITSON, his mother Hannah’s brother, who supposedly died wealthy at Kangaroo Flat.  3 letters on file.  9 pages, List 49.

CLARK, Agnes wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1919, sought maintenance for herself and four children from husband Langdon.  The family had been in Sydney.  15 pages.

CLARK, Edward, c/- Mr. Mills, Blackwall, Poplar, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas CLARK, and wife Agnes, who left London in 1874.  4 pages, List 3.

CLARK, John, solicitor, Brighton in Furness England, wrote in 1905 re James CLEWS, who left Sandbach Chester about 33 years ago for Melbourne. He was a baker and would be about 53 years old. He will hear something to his advantage. Found. 8 pages, List 13.

CLARK, Ralph A., escaped from Sanatorium in New York in 1907.  Police there ask if he is in Melbourne; is 45 years, slightly demented, relatives anxious.  Not found.  5 pages, List 23.

CLARK, Sarah Elizabeth nee WAPPLES, Low Hill, Liverpool England, wrote in 1917.  She married a seaman William CLARK in 1907; he now claims he was already married to Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT/HACKENDALE whose father kept a boarding house in Melbourne.  Asks truth.  8 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, – (Mrs.) of Low Hill, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband William, whom she married in 1911 in Birkenhead; was formerly in British Navy.  She has heard he has married another woman named Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT.  5 pages.

CLARKE, Maria, Gorton, Manchester, England, wrote in 1904 re her husband Joseph, a plumber, last heard of in 1884, c52 years.  Found living with another woman.  9 pages, List 47.

CLARKE, Maria, of Gorton, Manchester, England wrote in 1907 re her husband Joseph Barlow CLARKE, born Westminster London.  Seeks confirmation of his death; she is his legal wife.  4 pages.

CLARKE, Robert Temple, sought by niece Mrs Amelia Emily BLAKE, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1909.  He was born Co Armagh Ireland, came to Australia c50 years ago, had a brother John A. Clarke.  Brother found.  12 pages, List 61.

CLARKE, Thomas, of Sutton Mallet Bridgewater England, wrote in 1904 re Henry RISDEN, living at Trentham Victoria, asking what sort of a life he was living.  3 pages, List 4.  Wrote again in 1913, asking if still alive and circumstances, which are given.  6 pages, List 64.

CLARKE, Thomas, baker, left Bristol England for Australia c1875.  Sought by brother Reuben’s daughter Mrs W.J. HILL, Ottowa Canada, in 1909.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

CLARKE, Walter S., wanted by New York solicitors in 1911, in relation to the will of late father Richard of New York USA.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

CLAZEY, James Oswald.  Left his home and family in London England in 1885.  Charlotte Clazey wrote from Sunderland England in 1897; two identical letters on file of 8 pages. List 20.

CLEARY, James, Middleline, Mount Shannon, Co Galway Ireland, wrote in 1903 re the death of his brother John, a former policeman, in 1902.  14 pages, List 45.

CLEARY, Herbert of New York City USA wrote in 1916 re his uncles Austin, Herbert or William Cleary, who had not been heard of for 8 years. Police check all William Cleary entries in directories, but are unsuccessful. 16 pages, List 6.

CLEARY, Thomas B., Marbridge Building, New York US, wrote in 1913; has been told that a relative, Daniel Cleary of Melbourne, died in France leaving a large estate.  Seeks details; no such case.  5  pages, List 64.

CLENDON, Mrs. A. of Handsworth, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Robert Willis Clendon, who had not supported her for 14 months. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 16.

CLENDON, Willis H., Saltley, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1916 re his son Robert Withell Clendon, 30 years, left in 1911, not heard from for some months.  Found.  10 pages, List 53.

CLIFFORD, John Henry, sought by solicitor NEASON, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, in 1906; last heard of in 1894 in Melbourne.  Widow found.  5 pages, List 49.

CLIGNY, E. of Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1920 re his sister Bertha CLIGNY DE BOISSAC, who had not answered his letter. Found by police. 7 pages, List 9.

CLIVE, Andrew. Sought by wife Annie of Walton, Liverpool England in 1915. He a was a fireman on board ship. She is ‘deeply depressed’. He was heard of living with a Mr. and Mrs. MANN in South Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 8.

CLORAN, John, son of Patrick and Bridget nee BURKE of Co Galway Ireland, left there c1852 for Melbourne.  His brother Thomas wrote from Bromley Park Boston USA in 1915; not seen him for 60 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 54.

COCHRANE, Duncan and Jane, sought by brother in law John LEWIS, Wavertree, Liverpool, England, in 1911; not heard from for 10 years, Duncan is an engineer.  Found.  7 pages, List 67.

COCHRANE, Mrs Mary, Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1901 re brother William B. NOWLAN who married Christine CAMERON and had a son William.  5 pages, List 5.

CODLING, Mrs. Sarah of Mongonui Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1898 re John Codling, who left there for Melbourne in 1897, and hasn’t been heard from for some months. Not found. [Family information is that her first husband was William MAUGHAM].  8 pages, List 14.

COE, Louisa, Highbury Hill, London, England, wrote in 1902 re her son, Walter Richard HONEYMAN, ironmonger, c45 years, well educated,  last heard of in 1890.  Her relative Harry Coe, lives in Hamilton Victoria and is interviewed.  10 pages, List 42.

COE, Mrs. Olive of Standon Park, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, London, England wrote in 1919 re her missing husband Frederick Horatio COE, who left England in 1913; was an assistant steward on a ship.  7 pages.

COE, R., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife, who arrived there with their two children a few months ago, then disappeared with her brother’s friend P. RILEY; suspects they may be in Melbourne.  Not found. 5 pages, List 69.

COFFEY, John. Letter from executor of the estate of Michael COFFEY of Boston, Aughrim, Co. Galway Ireland, in 1919, seeking John or his relatives. Another from his relative John Coffey of Co. Galway, whose father Thomas was a first cousin. Relatives found. 12 pages, List 17.

COGHLAN, Mrs. Alice, of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898. She had seen a newspaper report of a murder in Victoria, and the description fitted her missing husband Patrick Coghlan, who deserted her and their children in 1897. Police confirm it is not him. 8 pages, List 14.

COHEN, Louis, Hotel Alamo, San Francisco, California, wrote in 1916 re his father David COHEN, hadn’t heard from him in 12 years; used to be in the tailoring business. Not found. 5 pages. List 6.

COHEN, Philip, sought by sister Mrs Sophie TAU/TAN, Berlin Germany in 1911.  He settled in Melbourne many years ago, was born in Hobsens, Prussia.  Letter is written in Germany.  8 pages, List 69.

COHEN, Sara of Stepney, London England, wrote in 1894 re David NELLEUM, tailor, c24 years, whom she last heard from about 5 years ago; in London he was better known as YANKEL.  2 Pages, List 4A

COKE, Col. J.d’E. of Nunirons, Warrington, Turvey, Bedford England, wrote in 1920, asking that his son Patrick be assisted with advice if necessary.  He was working his passage to Melbourne.  Coke was an Inspector in British Police.  4 pages, List 18.

COLE, S.J., National School, Tavistock, Devon, wrote in 1894.  Has not heard from her husband for over a year, was at Ballarat.  Found.  8 pages, List 34.

COLEMAN, Anthony, sought by sister Miss Annie Coleman of San Francisco in 1906.  He was born Co. Westmeath Ireland, 36 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 30.

COLEMAN, Mabel. Chief Constable Leicester England wrote in 1915 re her and her 8 year old daughter Evelyn A. Husband W.E. Coleman won’t send money for her support and she is destitute. Police find he left for Egypt with A.I.F. and Defence Dept notified of his marital state. 3 pages, List 8.

COLES, Miss Alice, New York, USA wrote in 1920 re her uncle William COLES, a house painter, aged 47 years, who had a daughter named Ivy, and used to live in Brisbane.  7 pages.

COLL, Dolly (Amelia A.) Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1905 re her uncle William Coll, who left there some years ago ‘and is chief of police in Melbourne’.  She is the daughter of Patrick.  Police find he was a constable who resigned in 1883.  Another brother John, retired policeman, is located.  6 pages, List 46.

COLLIER, Peter, Oldham, Manchester England, wrote in 1906 re his father William, a joiner, who arrived Melbourne 1852, returned home in 1877 and died there.  He is the only son and believes his family have secretly disposed of his father’s property in Victoria.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINGWOOD, Henry, and son Charles, c64 and 44 years, sought by British Consulate in Boston US in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Ellen COOK, who is Henry’s daughter.  Not found.  9 pages, List 26.

COLLINS, Florence Louise. Sought by sister Edith CRESSWELL of Liverpool England in 1915. She had arrived in 1914 and worked as a cook. Found interstate. 4 pages, List 8.

COLLINS, Joseph Henry, of Mulley/Mutley?, Plymouth England, wrote in 1902 re Mrs. William MORGAN, last heard from in Melbourne.  ‘… as the conveyance of a little property cannot be effected without particulars from her …’. Encloses a letter for her, which is still on the file, and shows he was her uncle and her given name was Annie.  4 pages  List 5.

COLLINS, William, sought by relative William Collins CLEGG, Morley, England, in 1898.  He was late of the Star Bakery; found in Abbotsford.  5 pages, List 27.

COLLINSON, George William, inormatio  sought by wife M., Islington, Liverpool England in 1909; has heard he suicided; no trace.  7 pages, List 62.

COLLIS, Henry George. Sought by mother Merry Madeline Collis, now Mrs. LITTLETON, via agent D. READY, Bengal India, in 1910. Collis was born Bengal India in 1861 and is now probable heir to an estate. Not found. 5 pages, List 5.

COLLITON, I.J., wrote from Philadelphia, P.A., USA in 1916 re Margaret SHIELDS, sister, and uncles Joseph & Patrick LYNCH of his mother Kate. She tried to find them in 1908, and is now dead, and he is trying again. They were born in Queens Co. Ireland, and went to Australia over 50 years ago. Not found. 15 pages, List 6.

COLLIVER, Richard, of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1895 re Thomas Colliver, late of the English Navy.  11 pages, List 4.

COLLON, William Wade, Co. Louth Ireland, wrote in 1864 re Robert WADE, a native, 32 years of age, who was in the police force, and whose aunt Teresa WADE was anxious to hear from him. Police report his death. 5 pages, some damaged, List 15.

COMERFORD, L. of Islington England, asks police in 1900 to check if Edmund BURKE has taken ship’s passage from Western Australia to Qld.  5 pages, List 18.

COMERFORD, Richard, sought by nephew Michael, c/- Milwaukee Sentinel, USA, in 1901.  Four brothers, John, Martin, Richard and James, left Kilkenny Ireland in the 1840s.  The others went to the USA, but Richard and an unnamed sister went to Australia.  The writer is a son of John.  Not found, despite interstate search.  14 pages, List 40.

CONBOY, James, sought by wife Bertha, Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1915.  A plasterer, he left in 1912 and hadn’t been heard from for some months.  Found, he promised to write but didn’t.  A later letter from her and Thomas HOLT, of the Plantation Mill Ring Spinning Co. Blackburn, her employer, asks help.  Found to have enlisted in the AIF.  19 pages, List 53.

CONE, William D., sought by sister Sara Cone, Utica, New York USA in 1910; believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 65.

CONIFFE, Catherine, wrote from Cork Ireland in 1896 re brother Patrick COLLINS, who had been clerk to Mr. HAYES who kept a corn mill some years ago.  He was a native of Cork, 40-59 years old, went ‘on the land’.  Two letters from him on file, one from Cobram in 1888.  Not found.  12 pages, List 33.

CONNELL, William, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1896 re his daughter Mrs. FINLEY/FINDLAY, who has written to him of her husband’s ill-treatment, and is suicidal .  He gives details of his own background; arrived 1854, joined gold escort, later to Otago for police force there.  Her sister Mrs. Robert GROUNDS has also had a letter from her.  Police report shows she is a prostitute.  6 pages, List 29.

CONNER, Mrs Margaret of New York City writes in 1894 re brothers Patrick and Michael O’NEILL.  9 pages.

CONNIFF, Matthew, sought by niece May M. LOUTH of Newcastle on Tyne England in 1914. He is an ex sergeant of police. Report shows he is dead, but son Matthew located. 8 pages, List 7.

CONNLY, John. Sought by Mrs. John BARRY of Dunedin New Zealand. He was formerly in the police force and retired c30 years ago. Police establish the name is CONNOLLY and he had died. 4 pages, List 7.

CONNOLLY/CONNELLY, Joseph, left Liverpool 1895, sailor, wife M.J.  “left pennyless with 2 little children” 2 and 4 years.  On arrival in Melbourne he deserted ship.  Two letters from wife; not found.  17 pages, List 25.

CONRAN, William Massey, of Burbank, USA wrote in 1917 re descendants of D.M. Conran, Sergt H.M. 50th Regiment, or his son Hubert, who left Manchester England in 1848, a civil engineer and railroad surveyor, also descendants of James, born 1808 Ballingmore Parish, Ballenlop, Co Wicklow Ireland. Police interview all Conrans in Victoria, who are no relation. The file then sent to Queensland, and a Mary Conran undertakes to write to him, although she thinks no relation. 12 pages, List 6.

CONROY, Miss Julia of Preston England, wrote in 1919 re Edward L. NUTTALL.  She had had a maintenance order served on him in Sydney, but he denies paternity of her child.  He had been in the Australian army and was in the Sydney police force.  6 pages.

CONVENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD, New York, USA.  Sister Mary St. Celestine writes from there in 1892 re Michael KENNEDY, once a member of the Victorian police force.  The only serving police member says he does not know her or anyone in New York.  3 pages.  List 2.

CONWAY, John Harris.  High Commissioner’s Office, London England wrote in 1917 on behalf of Octavius T. Price, solicitor, Newent, Gloucester England re Conway. His relatives were anxious about him; he was an old age pensioner. 6 pages.

CONWAY, Margaret, bookseller, Aberdeen Scotland wrote a number of letters in 1907 re her son John A., who left Melbourne for Broken Hill and had been missing for 18 months.  Copy of letter from him on file, and arrangements re returning his property.  26 pages, List 56.

CONWAY, Michael of San Luis Obisfro (?) California wrote in 1900 re his brother James CONWAY, formerly a policeman in Co. Cavan Ireland and then in Victoria.  2 pages.

CONWAY, Patrick, Castleconnell, Co Limerick Ireland, sought by cousin Margaret BOLAND nee MURRAY, Sydney, in 1907.  He had been in Victoria police force 25 years ago.  Police find Patrick William Conway, ex member, is wanted by his wife for maintenance.  7 pages, List 56.

COOK, Ada Mabel, sought by husband James, Marlborough, New Zealand, in 1910.  She left there in 1904; they are separated and he pays maintenance.  Asks her domestic arrangements, which police refuse to give.  7 pages, list 63.

COOK, Francis B., Lance Corporal in Gloucestershire Regiment, based at Malta, enquires about joining Vic. Police, 1912. 3 pages, List 14.

COOKE, Gnl. [General?] W. of Burnham Crouch, Essex, wrote in 1899 re his housekeeper’s son, Edmond Charles DORMAN, who left England 8 years ago. Found. 9 pages, List 17.

COOKE, George, wrote from Arlington, Rhode Island USA in 1896 re his son George, who left Ireland in 1885 for Qld, aged 28 years.  His siblings were Alice, Samuel, Maggie, David, Thomas and Jane.  The family left for the US in 1891.  Not found.  7 pages, List 32.

COONEY, Patrick, sought by John McCoy, Veterans House, Auckland New Zealand in 1911; he was late of the 40th Regiment.  Detailed report, died in 1908.  9 pages, List 69.

COOPER, Samuel, West Hartlepool, Durham England, wrote in 1915 re his son Frank, an engineer, who was at Footscray, but hadn’t been heard from for some years.  Found.  5 pages and photo.  List 54.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

COOPER, Mrs. W.H.N. of Dayton Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 trying to find the brother of Dr. W.H.N. Cooper, veterinary surgeon, who was said to be in Australia on a sheep and ostrich farm.  1 page, List 4.

COOTE, Samuel Henry, wrote from Chicago USA in 1897 re his brothers James and William and sister Sarah who married William SHIELDS.  Found.  6 pages, List 45.

CORBETT, C.W. Writes from New York to American Consul in Melbourne in 1919, on behalf of Mrs. Catherine McLAUGHLIN of Quincey Mass., re a newspaper advertisement seeking FLAHERTY/HART relatives. Police find the inquiry genuine; Clara JEWETT of Melbourne was seeking her mother’s relations; they were from Co. Sligo Ireland. 4 pages, List 11.

CORBETT, John Henry. Arrived Brisbane c1867 from England, last wrote to friends there in 1870, Constable H. Corbett wrote ‘is nearly related’ to ask if the department would check to see if the John Corbett murdered in Queensland was the same person. Reply states not the same; the murdered man was from Co. Clare Ireland, 30-35 years. 6 pages, List 11.

CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilnish, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Ireland in 1912, thanking police for finding his uncles, and asking about joining the Victorian police force.  3 pages, List 32.

CORBITT, Alice Jane, of Montreal Canada, wife of Mathew Walker Corbitt, wrote in 1898 re his sisters, Anna Margaret, and the wife of George PERRY, photographer. He left Melbourne 1860. Found. 7 pages, List 18.

CORCORAN, Francis, Irish.  Left wife and child at Glasgow Scotland in 1913 and sailed on a ship to New Zealand as a fireman.  In 1916 she asked police to find him, believed in Melbourne, as she had received no maintenance for over a year.  Found.  16 pages, List 53.

CORCORAN, John, of Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1894 re his sister, whose first marriage was to TURNER, and second marriage had been to William DONALDSON. Found. 8 pages, List 17.

CORCORAN, Michael, sought by nephew Sgt. J.C. Corcoran of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Delvine Co. Westmeath in 1920. He left Ireland over 50 years ago, was born Leitrim, Parish of Kilbride, and his mother was Flanagan. Found. 6 pages, List 17.

CORDNO, Bella of Oamaru New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her brother William Cordno, carpenter. She has newly arrived in the colony and hasn’t seen him for many years. 10 pages, List 14.

CORFIELD, Patrick, sought by New Zealand police in 1894; not found.  Other Corfield names contacted.  16 pages, List 17.

CORK, Joseph.  Wife Martha, of Liverpool England, wrote in 1917, seeking him.  He was a seaman who had deserted her and their three children, and sometimes used the name COOKE.  5 pages, List 18.

CORMICK, J.B., of London England, wrote in 1898 re his brother Railston Cormick. Found. 5 pages, List 14.

CORNELL, Thomas H.  Wrote from Hamilton Victoria in 1908 seeking details of heath of his brother George, killed in South Africa.  4 pages, List 21.

CORNFORTH, William Francis, left UK for Australia in 1853, not heard from since 1862; would be around 80 years old.  William URPETH, North Shields UK wrote in 1900 on behalf of his 2 sisters there.  Not found.  6 pages, List 37.

CORWIN, M.T., wrote from Boatman’s Bank, St. Louis, in 1901, asking for information on purchasing
“weapons of the original natives”.  2 pages, List 40.

COSGROVE, John, Charlestown, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 seeking his brother Bernhard and sister Margaret (Mrs John DORAN); police locate sister interstate.  4 pages, List 60.

COSGROVE, John, left Ireland c1887, had cousins Pat and J.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in 1911.  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

COSTELLO, Miss Annie, of Brooklyn, New York USA wrote in 1920 re her sister Mary, whom she has not heard from in three years.  Annie is Mrs. SCHRADER, and her letters were censored during the war, as her husband is German.  11 pages.

COSTELLO, J.J., Royal Irish Constabulary, Portumna, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1915 re James MARTIN who is claiming a share of an estate there. Asks if he is genuine, also if solicitor Daniel HOGAN is also genuine; police confirm both. Martin was born in Sydney, but father came from Galway. 5 pages, List 7.

COSTELLO, James, Plumstead, Wo0lwich, England, wrote in 1906 re his brothers John and Patrick.  John left Athlone Co Westmeath Ireland c40 years before, joined police force and served until 1862.  Despite extensive search and contact with a number of Costello families, they were not found.  32 pages, List 49.

COSTELLO, Richard, Cambridge, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Patrick, who left for Australia c45 years ago, accompanied by Edward Costello.  John was in the police station.  Various Costello families interviewed, but not found.  8 pages, List 60.

COTTON, T.H. of Putney, London, England, wrote in 1919 re his cousin Phyllis LOCK.  His grandparents anxious to hear from her.  6 pages.

COUCH, Albert Adams, sought by mother E. Couch in Dartmouth England in 1897.  Left England 14 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 20.

COUCHMAN, T. of Elsternwick Victoria, wrote to New Scotland Yard in 1911 enquiring about a family named WRIGHT and a son Loftus. 3 pages. List 15.

COUPER, Mrs. Jean, wrote from Hamilton Ontario Canada in 1915 re her son William, who left Glasgow Scotland six years and was a butcher. Police find he has joined the A.I.F. 6 pages, List 8.

COURTNEY, Charles, wrote in 1916 from British minesweeper ‘Greyhound 2’, asking police to find his mother.  He left his home in South Melbourne c1906.  Found.  3 pages, List 53.

COWIE, Alexander, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1915 re his son John, 24 years, a carpenter, who came to Australia four years ago and has not been heard of since. Not found. 5 pages, List 11.

COWIE, Roseina.  Died Wellington New Zealand in 1918.  Public Trustee seeks her two children, Margaret Greta RAMSAY born Melbourne 1893 and Antony Louis HARVEY born 1900, both legally adopted by Antony Louis Francis & Mary Emma BAJOMEZ in 1905.  3 pages, List 24

COWIESON, Margaret of Leeds England, wrote in 1894 re her sister and her husband Alex. MacGREGOR, who formerly lived in New Zealand, then came to Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 17.

COX, Mrs. E. of Withington, Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re her husband John Albert Cox. Her two daughters are to benefit from a life assurance policy on him. ‘It would give me great pleasure to hear he was well in health, working and able to keep himself in a respectable manner, which I am sorry to say he did not do for years before he left England.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 6.

COX, Mrs. Ellen of Waltham, Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re Cornelius DOWNEY, a businessman in Melbourne, aged about 65 years.  4 pages, List 4A.

COX, Captain Talbot Ashley, wrote from Canton in 1860, enclosing a letter from Daniel FEALEY, 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot, asking for his sister Ellen to contact him.  Family details given, including naming brother John and sister Bridget. Ellen left home when he was a child, and is supposed to have married in Melbourne.  She is not located and both letters remain on the file.  6 pages, List 41.

COX, William, left England c1896 for Melbourne, not heard from since.  In 1909 his brother Thomas, Works Department, London Corporation England, asked police to find him.  7 pages, List 60.

CRAIGMILE, Charles, wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1897 re his brother Sandy, who was supposed to have been killed in a Victorian gold mine.  He landed in Victoria c40 years previously.  Charles claims that an imposter has claimed the estate and spent thousands of pounds that should have been his.  7 pages, List 20.

CRANE/CREAN, Daniel, Rochester New York U.S.A., wrote in 1917 re his father’s brother James Crane/Crean, a native of Co. Sligo Ireland who came to the goldfields, did well, and died unmarried. Some years ago Otto T. Daly, a private detective, claimed to have found James Crane and wanted Daniel to give him sole control of the estate that James left. Daniel refused, but now is trying to find the details for himself. (See Daly entry for earlier letter). List 6, 5 pages.

CRANE, James of Gateshead England, wrote in 1892 re his uncle Thomas CRANE, a jeweller in Melbourne.  2 pages.  List 2.

CRANFIELD, Eli, Little Yeldham, Essex England, wrote in 1907 re his aunt Mrs. William Cranfield.  Not found.  8 pages, List 57.

CRANSWICK, William Franceys, wanted for fraud in Kimberley South Africa in 1907.  English, c50 years accountant.  Photo.  10 pages, List 56.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Elizabeth, Greenock Scotland, wrote in 1894 re the alleged bigamy of her husband John, an engineer, some years resident in Melbourne. Police find that he lived firstly with Johanna McDONALD who died, as Mrs. Crawford, in 1887, then with Lillie or Elizabeth EDMUNDS, by whom he has two daughters, Nellie Victoria and Lillian Hilda Irene, both registered as illegitimate. 5 Pages. List 5.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Ellen of Addington Natal South Africa wrote in 1892 re her sister Frances BISHOP, 44 years and single.  Wanted enquiry made quietly, ‘as she has ceased all correspondence with her family’.  5 pages.  List 2.

CRAWFORD, M.E., former inspector of the Metropolitan Police London, and now with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, writes re Mrs. Mary Florence GLASSCOCK who left Melbourne and arrived in England in 1914. She has a child, Leonard ROGERS, with her. He suspects she is ill-treating the child, and seeks details of her background. Local police report she was formerly Polly O’GRADY, who married a bookmaker named MADDEN, then Glasscock, who died and left her very wealthy. The boy’s background is unknown, but she has looked after him for 9 years. 7 pages, List 8.

CRAWSHAW, Ann, wrote from Swinton Manchester UK in 1894 re her brother John DEALTRY.  5 pages, List 28.

CREER, D., Baldrine, Lonan, Isle of Man, wrote in 1910 re brother John, a ship’s steward, sent to Melbourne by father in 1887 because of drinking problem, not heard from since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

CREIGMILE, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, whom he has heard died in 1892 at Ballarat.  He is next of kin.  No such death found.  4 pages, List 4A.

CRIEGMILE/CRIEGMILL, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, believes he died at Bendigo in 1892, very wealthy.  Miss ARCHIBALD of Davenport New Zealand writes an indecipherable letter, possibly on his behalf.  No trace found.  18 pages, List 25.

CREW, Florence, Stoke Newington, England, wrote in 1916 re husband Alfred John Crew, who left London for Australia c1912, not heard from for 6 months.  She is ill, has 3 children, wants maintenance from him.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 53.

CRITCHLEY, William Henry.  Information sought by Mrs. Edith Critchley of Broadstairs, England, in 1898.  2 pages, List 26.

CRONIN, Mrs. Mary, of Pittsburg US, and her sister Mrs. Thomas CARR, both wrote in 1918 re their nieces Melba and Kathleen HOGG. Their mother, formerly Kate FITZPATRICK, died about 10 years ago, their father John Morrison HOGG had remarried. They had three brothers, Jack, James and Stewart; the first two were killed in the war. Found. 8 pages, most in extremely poor condition, List 16.

CROOKS, Miss Mary J. of Belfast, Ireland, wrote in 1909 re her aunt Violetta KOLLNER, last heard from ten years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

CROSBIE, Henry, sought by father Mr. H. Crosbie of Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England in 1905. He had not heard from him since 1893; ‘he has been a heavy trial to me half his life’. Would now be 40 years of age. Found in Melbourne. 5 pages, List 12.

CROSKEY, Henry. American Consul in Melbourne writes in 1915 on behalf of Consul at Chefoo, China. Croskey married wife Elizabeth in Amoy China in 1903; he was an old Philadelphia family. Someone has told his wife he was in Melbourne in 1911; police find no trace. 4 pages, List 8.

CROSSEN, Mrs. Janet of North Woolwich, England, wrote in 1894 re her husband William, a cook.  Left her and two children about three years ago, his father a doctor in Melbourne.  17 pages.

CROUCH, Edwin, Police Inspector, Singapore, formerly in the army, seeks employment in Victorian police force, 1909.  3 pages, List 41.

CROWE, John W. of Edgley N.W.T. Canada, wrote n 1894 re his brother William FULTON who left there and was last heard of n Australia in 1886/7.  5 pages, List 4.

CROWLEY, Margaret, sought by brother Edward, engineer, Bridgeport, Conn., USA, in 1906.  She left Ireland c36 years ago and not heard from for 25 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 48.

CRYER, Alice, Swinton, near Manchester UK, wrote in 1918 re William STOREY, who left there 23 years ago for Melbourne, and William, Thomas and Alicia COURTNEY; her mother is their niece.  Her father was Constable John WATT of South Australian police.  Found.  6 pages, List 55.

CSMORTANYI, Louis.  Died in his hut on the Victorian goldfields 1888.  Born Hungary.  File re property left by him.  18 pages.  List 5.

CUCKOW, George, of Indianapolis Indiana, USA, wrote in 1893 re his long lost brother Robert, a native of Maidstone Kent England, who emigrated to South Africa in 1884.  A brick mason, he left there with his wife Emily Sarah and daughter Jessie.  4 pages, List 3.

CUFF, St. Lawrence of Wandsworth, London England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle, ex constable John BARRY, who retired c1894, and was the author of a police guide to duties. Police locate family. 10 pages, List 8.

CULLEN, Mrs. Sarah, wrote from Bray Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland in 1895 re her son George; hasn’t heard for 15 months.  3 pages, List 28.

CUMMINGS, John, sought by nephew George J. MURPHY of Yonkers New York USA in 1909, on behalf of his mother Louisa, born Co Kildare Ireland.  He had a brother Alexander.  Not found.  13 pages, List 60.

CUMMINS, Harry H., of Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1904. The wife of J.J.G. RHODES of Kimberley. South Africa, had arrived there with H.J. BOWEN, and was posing as his wife. Divorce papers were on the way from South Africa. Cummins asks police assistance, as it appears the couple had left for Melbourne. Police decline, stating it was not police business. 4 Pages, List 9.

CURRAN, Michael, sought by niece Catherine Agnes DONOHUE RUDD, New York USA, in 1911.  He was born at Gurten Co Leitrim Ireland.  7 pages, List 67.

CURRAN, Nicholas wrote on letterhead of Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass., USA in 1919 re his sister Mary who left Ireland c30 years ago and was married to a man named LYNCH, from Co. Limerick.  They had three boys.  5 pages.

CURRAN, Patrick.  Information sought by Rosalie LOEW, attorney, New York.  Found.  6 pages, List 25.

CURRAN, Thomas, wrote on letterhead of Grand Union Hotel, New York in 1895 re Patrick CURRAN, last heard from in poor health; other address is Waterbury, Conn.  1 page, List 28.

CURRIE, William, wrote from Sligo Ireland in 1895 re a report that his brother Daniel, of Paily, Scotland, who emigrated to Australia 14 years ago, a book-keeper, was the person who died in an insane asylum.  Confirmed.  7 pages, List 30.

CURTIS, Jack Adams, of Buffalo, New York, USA, wrote in 1913 seeking his uncle Thomas Curtis. Jack is in local police force and came to the USA 40 years ago. His mother lives in Michigan with youngest brother Frank. Thomas was born at Stoney, Stratford, Bucks, England and came to Australia c50 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 12.

CUTHBERT, Jane. Wrote from Newcastle on Tyne England in 1913, re her husband Edward, who left there 18 months ago. She and their 3 children are destitute. Located by police. 12 pages and photo, List 13. See Instructions re cost of copying a photograph.

CUTHBERT, Jane, South Byker, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote in 1915 re husband Edward, no maintenance for 3 years.  Not found.  List 54.

CUTLAND, E. of Bristol England, wrote in 1917 re his son Charles. He has heard he was drowned in Melbourne in 1915, but has heard nothing from wife. Widow is found with five young children and in poor circumstances; she is illiterate. 4 pages. List 6.

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DABDOUB, Hanna J., wrote on letterhead from Bethlehem, Palestine in 1900, asking when Exhibition will be held – she exhibited in Chicago Exhibition in 1893.  1 page, side damaged.  List 26.

DA COSTA, Stanley Donald Campbell, 23 years, sought by High Commissioner, London, on behalf of relative Mrs. A.G. GEDYE in 1916.  Found.  11 pages, List 55.

DACRE, Ernest John, alias WARD. Photographer and bigamist. Married Elizabeth GRAHAM in Sydney in 1900 as well as another woman with initials M.E., who was a teacher. Charged by Scotland Yard with stealing wife’s property; Old Bailey court case. 11 pages and photo in one file, 9 pages in another file. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs. List 12.

DAGG, James, Invercargill, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Beatrice; sent her boat ticket for return, but she hasn’t arrived.  4 pages, List 66.

DALE, Dr. William Kelynack.  Information sought by wife Laura, St. Keverne, Cornwall, in 1901; hasn’t heard from him since 1896.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

DALEY, Mrs John, Waihi, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband’s death in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 60.

DALGETY, Andrew, left Forfarshire Scotland 1851.  Brother George H. Dalgety of South Lima, New York, USA, wrote in 1904, has heard from him in many years.  9 pages, List 5.

DALY, Daniel, of San Francisco, USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother Philip, born Co. Meath Ireland, c48 yrs old, last heard from 20 yrs ago.  13 pages, List 18.

DALY, O., private detective, wrote from Rochester New York in 1907 re James CRANE or CREAN who left Sligo Ireland c.1862 for Australian goldfields and has not been heard from in 40 years.  7 pages. See also subsequent letter from Daniel CRANE/CREAN in 1917.

DANZIGER, George, of Cheltenham Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re Jacob DANZIGER, ‘his aged parents are anxious’. Found. 4 pages, List 6.

D’ARC, Madame A. Jane, wrote from D’Arc’s Grand Waxworks, Cardiff, South Wales re her daughter Emily, who had left her father’s touring company the Marionette Troupe, in Australia.  Emily was using the name Mrs. JOHNSON and was found in Brisbane.  8 pages, List 2..  Further letter from mother re child left behind. 6 pages, List 5.

DARLING, Mrs Margaret, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire England, wrote in 1910 re George SLATER, joiner, who went to Australia c50 years ago; not heard from for 20 years.  His siblings were William, Joseph and Mary; Mary, now Mrs William MARSHALL, located.  8 pages, List 66.

DASHWAY, Charles, of Harmston’s Circus, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1896. A workman named Jose MURPHY had died in Singapore, and Dashwood held money owing to him. Among his papers was a letter from a woman begging for financial help, and this is on the file. Police find his real name was Joss SHEEHAN, and his wife Annie was the person who wrote; she is now living with her mother Mrs. HURST. 8 pages, List 15.

DAVEY, James of Jagersfontein OFS, South Africa wrote in 1914 re his brother Raleigh, now in a lunatic asylum, asking what crime he had committed.  5 pages.  List 2.

DAVEY, Walter. Metropolitan Police Office, Public Carriage Branch, New Scotland Yard, London, wrote in 1919. Davey was living in London and had applied to act as conductor on stage carriages. Police ask if his background in Melbourne is correct; police confirm he is a sober respectable man. There is a small photograph attached to the file. 4 pages, List 12. See Introduction re photograph options.

DAVIDSON, Andrew Martin, Toronto Canada, wrote in 1911 re half brother Soren ANDERSON, born Norway; they were separated on death of parents David and Olera nee OLESAN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 68.

DAVIDSON, Anton M., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1915 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who was from their mother’s first marriage and would be c80 years old.  Not seen for 40 years ; 3 letters.  Not found.  20 pages, List 53.

DAVIDSON, Anton Martin, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who left Norway years ago and was believed near Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

DAVIES, Miss Annie, Llanfarion, Aberystwyth, Wales, wrote in 1902 re Mary PHILLIPS nee DONOGHUE, who married William Phillips in Melbourne in 1856; her father’s name was Dennis, mother Joanna nee HERON.  The couple lived in North Melbourne and he was a teamster.  Police locate a cousin, – MURRAY.  8 pages, List 44.

DAVIES, Arthur A., Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1910 re aunt Mrs. John REYNOLDS, whose husband is a blacksmith; were at Footscray.  Found.  9 pages, list 63.

DAVIES, Herman George Tankersly, 32 years.  Information sought by wife Mrs. B. Davies, Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Auckland New Zealand, in 1917.  He was supposed to b e living with Mary MOODY by whom he has had a child.  5 pages, List 51.

DAVIES, Howard, sought by Deputy Chief Constable, Pembrokeshire Constabulary, Haverford West Castle, in 1914. He was a Nonconformist minister. His sister has not heard from him for over a year. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

DAVIES, William, timber merchant, c75 years, sought by Mrs. John A. DAVIES, Cleveland Ohio USA in 1902.  Police find he died at Foster in 1901, leaving an estate, and solicitors in Cardiff, Wales are handling the estate.  8 pages, List 43.

DAVIS, Benjamin.  Writes from Manchester England in 1904 re his brother David, his wife and family, and David’s father in law Homan RICE, late of Co Mallow Ireland, who sailed for Melbourne in 1885.  David and Homan went into business together as watchmakers and jewellers.  Not found.  14 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Mrs. K., of Pleasantville, New Jersey USA wrote in 1915 re her relative John BIRMINGHAM who left Philadelphia in 1878 and settled in Australia. He was a carpenter and builder. Police interview several Birmingham people, but fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 7.

DAVIS, Mrs. M.A., Liverpool, England, wrote in 1906 re Peter PLUNKETT; not found.  7 pages, List 49.

DAVOREN, Bridge Agnes,, born Co. Galway, sought by nephew Peter F. McNEILL, son of her sister Maria; refers to earlier letter, not on file.  2 pages, List 28.

DAVOREN, Mrs. Ellen, Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland, wrote in 1909 re husband James, who left her and their four children 7 years ago for Melbourne.  Apart from a photograph, she’s heard nothing since,  Police track down a poor quality proof copy of the photo, and locate him.  9 pages, List 41.

DAVY, John James, last heard of in Melbourne in 1897, sought by brother T.W. of Moorside, Neston, Cheshire England in 1901.  Not found.  18 pages, some damaged.  List 40.

DAWES, Harry, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1906 re his father George, a butcher, born 1861, who left England in 1885; not heard from for years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 55.

DAWES, Isaac, convicted at Stafford c1847 and transported to Australia.  Son in India sought details (his letter not
on file).  Brother Charles located.  5 pages, List 41.

DAY, Mrs. T.A., of Victoria, B.C., Canada, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Mrs. Annie SWANNIE; hasn’t heard from her for 3-4 months. Police find she married Mervyn George SWEENEY before leaving Canada, and the pair are living in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 11.

DAYNES, Edward. Sought by Mrs. S. Daynes of Norwich, Norfolk England in 1899. He was transported in 1842, opened a shop in Geelong ‘married a rich lady’, no issue, and last heard of twenty years ago. Police find an Edward DINES was in business in Geelong, but no Daynes. 8 pages, List 17.

DEAN, Mrs. C., Catford, England, wrote in 1917 re Mrs. Grace INGRAM; was writing on behalf of her mother.  Found at Willow Grove.  6 pages, List 51.

DEEN, Fatta. The Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1913 regarding this man, asking details of his activities in Australia, and to be notified if he returned to India. Police report he married an Italian, Marjorie F. LARMA, and she has written articles in the Euroa Advertiser and issued a pamphlet Proof of Prophet Mohammad and way of Eternal Life, a copy of which is on the file. Their movements in Victoria and New South Wales are detailed. 24 pages, List 12.

DEEVY, Richard, wrote from Ballycomey, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, in 1899 re his brother James, who left for Melbourne in 1857 and was last heard of c.35 years ago.  James would now be 66 years old.  2 pages, List 3.

DEGEN/DEIGN, Herman.  (‘or some name like that’) Accidentally killed in Los Angeles in 1898.  George B. STUDD, supt. Peniel Hall Mission writes seeking his family, he had 2 adult sons believed to be in Melbourne, was German, a painter 50-55 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 23.

DEGERMARK, Carl F., wrote from Denver Colorado USA in 1897 re his brother in law James ISACHSEN, native of Norway, 29 years, not heard from for some years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 36.

DEGUET, C.A. A Frenchman, he absconded from Adelaide in 1915, owing money . He was 55-60 years of age, and had been at Goodwood South Australia. Photograph on file – see Introduction for options re photos.  5 pages, List 12.

DEITLY, Charles S., recently arrived from the US, committed suicide in Melbourne.  Report compiled for US Consul.  8 pages, List 60.

DELANEY, Margaret.  Wrote from Belfast Ireland in 1899 re her sister Anna Cecilia MOFFATT, who died in 1898 in the South Yarra home of their brother George DOUGLAS.  Requests information re her estate.  6 pages, List 23.

DELANEY, Margaret.  In 1908 Mr A. Douglas CHARLWOOD of Cliftonville Belfast Ireland, wrote on her behalf re her brother George DOUGLAS, brass founder.  His son Edward located.  5 pages, List 59.

DELANEY, Roderick R., of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1893 re his sister Mary Ann and her husband James FOX, who left there c26 years ago and were last heard of in Queensland.  2 pages, List 3.

DELANY, Jeremiah, Colour Sgt, 20th Royal Foot, writes from Portsmouth England  in 1862 re his brother P. Delany, who was in Victorian police force.  Hasn’t heard from him for 18 months.  2 pages, List 5.

de la RONDE, Major S.E., Chief Constable, Ottawa, Canada, wrote in 1905 re his uncle William TEASDALE, who died ‘a few years ago’.  Police find he died in 1901 and former employer Robertson & Wagner paid the funeral expenses. 4 pages, List 48.

DELOT, Marc, sought by sister Mrs. Widow E. MIGNOT of Port Louis, Mauritius via E.A. BUNNEFIND of Sydney, who wrote on her behalf in 1906.  Not found.  6 pages, List 48.

DELUY, Jean Baptiste.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to find him in 1882, on behalf of his daughter Eugenie in Marseilles, France.  Not heard from since 1878.  Found.  10 pages, List 42.

DEMERS, L.H., a Canadian, writes from New York in 1898 re his brother Joseph Davis de MERS (who spells his surname ‘the old way’) and was at Coopers Creek.  4 pages, List 4.

DENIO, Ephraim, Detroit, Michigan USA, wrote in 1911 re brother Prosper DENNIAULT, originally lived in Canada but left for Australia via New York and not heard from since.  The writer is 78 years old.  Not found.  5 pages, List 69.

DENNETT, Mrs. L.B., Kalispell, Flathead Co. Montana, USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Augustus Innes MACPHERSON, last heard of in Qld.  Not found.  11 pages, List 41.

DENNY, D’Arcy, War Office, London, wrote in 1915 re his wife Annie, nee Forster PARSONS, who sailed with her mother Fanny under an assumed name to Australia; her father Charles is located.  3 pages, List 54.

DENT, Hodgson, wrote from Durham England in 1907 re his wife Mary Jane’s father Edward JACKSON, who left there for New Zealand some years since.  Police establish he had died and his widow remarried to W. SUTTON.  5 pages, List 23.

DENTON, Miss Amy, of Roxbury, Mass., USA wrote in 1897 re her brother Frank Denton, who left England in 1884, was a local preacher for awhile, stonemason by trade, native of Hull Yorkshire, c35 years.  ‘His mother is broken-hearted about him and is very sick’  List 4A

DENTON, Mrs. Frances, Bootle, Liverpool, U.K., wrote in 1910 re her husband Jack.  She had received a letter from Albert KINNS, a shipmate, who wrote that Jack had been killed by Indians in Bolivar.  She suspects that the letter was written by Jack; it is 2 years since he sent any money for her and their two children.  Police investigate and confirm that Kinns did not write the letter.  10 pages, List 41.

DENTON, Louisa, wrote in 1892 re husband Herbert C. Denton who had deserted her.  She wrote from Southsea?  (England?) 4 pages.

DERHAM, F.W.  Wrote from Darlington (U.K.?) in 1904 re his sister Mrs. Fred WILSON, who he hadn’t heard from for some time.  Police find both she and her husband, Charles Frederick Wilson, have died.  Four children are left Ida, Reginald, Toney and Leonard and details of them are given.  8 pages, List 20.

DERING, Harold, sought by parent W.F. Dering, Seattle, USA, in 1919.  He left Iowa in 1915, was 22 yrs old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 18.

DE ROUS, Louis Jules.  Deputy Chief Police, Brooklyn, New York US, wrote in 1898 seeking details of him, on behalf of family. In 1893 was in Williamstown, married Susan DOYLE, and had 3 children.  Wife found.  11 pages, List 24.

DERWIN, Patrick, of New York USA wrote in 1894 re his cousin Mary RHATTIGAN, from Longford Ireland, who went to Melbourne in the early 1850s with a batch of emigrants, among whom was Ann RYAN, Catherine ST. JOHN, Sarah BARTLEY, Ellen GLENNAN [?], Catherine KINNEY and Ellen FITZSIMMONS.  Ellen GLENNAN [spelling of name not clear] later paid for her brother John to emigrate, and Catherine KINNEY paid for her brother Peter.  Patrick has never heard from his cousin since then.  2 pages.  List 4.

DEVAIN, J.M.  Wrote from Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales re her husband James, who had left there for his health ten years ago; she hadn’t heard from him for some years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 22.

DEVEAN, Mrs. Bertha, nee Bertha Pearl TURNER, wrote from San Francisco California in 1905 re her father Peter Turner.  She left Melbourne in 1897 and has lost touch.  7 pages, List 44.

DEVENISH, T., wrote from London England in 1892 re his brother Henry, a boot seller and repairer; found under name of DEVONSHIRE in asylum.  9 pages.

DEVERY, William St., Deputy Commissioner of Police, New York, wrote in 1901 for information on Bernard Devery, brother Thomas and sister Bridget.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 40.

DEVEREUX, Thomas.  Information sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England in 1911.  Had heard he had drowned at sea; incorrect.  7 pages, List 68.

DEVINE, Mrs. Margaret of South Boston, Massachusetts, USA wrote in 1892 re her brother in law Robert WEEKS, once a constable in the Victoria police.  Located by police.  5 pages.  List 2.

DEWAR, D., Chief Constable Dundee Scotland, writes in 1892 at request of local magistrate re Isabella MASON, 40 years, who left there in 1889 with her illegitimate daughter Ann MELDRUM, 15 years and arrived in Melbourne, but has not written home.  Isabella’s mother is concerned.  6 pages.  List 2.

DE ZOETE, Teunis.  Consul General for the Netherlands seeks him in 1906.  Found.  4 pages, List 18.

DIAMOND, Mrs. Jessie, of Michigan USA, wrote in 1911, re her brother Charlie WILLIAMS, last heard from fourteen years ago. He was in a circus under the name of FRENCH. 3 pages, List 15.

DICKENS, Charles, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1907 re his grandfather who left Derby England c40 years ago and kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Possible relative interviewed in Carlton.  7 pages, List 57.

DICKENTMAN, Piet.  Consul General for Netherlands in Melbourne wrote in 1914 on behalf of Dickentman who wanted to know whether his wife Lillie nee BRASHER, who has left him, is still alive and the sex of the child she was due to have. 8 pages.

DICKENTMAN, Piet, wrote from Amsterdam in 1912 asking details of his wife Lilian BRASHER, daughter of George, who married him in 1909 and left him the same year.  He is a professional cyclist, and gives details.  5 pages, List 32.

DICKSON, Mrs. C.W. of Chicago Ill., USA, wrote in 1892 re her father’s brothers Charles, John, Thomas and Edward DAILEY (also spelt as DAILY), they had not heard from them or years.  3 pages.  List 2.

DIDDAMS, Emily, widow of Henry Knight, Overton, Hampshire, England, wrote in 1906 asking police to contact his brother William.  Found.  8 pages, List 48.

DIDDAMS, Harry, of Overton, Hants England, wrote in 1901 re his brother William George DIDDAMS, who left Whitchurch Hants in 1887 and formerly served in the Metropolitan Police Force, London and was aged 45 years.  22 pages.  List 4.

DINAN, William, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1905 re his uncle Lawrence Dinan.  Has heard he died wealthy, will liberally reward police after he gets his share of the estate.  Police interview Michael Dinan, who gives details of Patrick Dinan.  4 pages, List 18.

DINGLE, Thomas, sought by wife H., Grimsby, England, in 1918.  He went to Melbourne in 1913, she hasn’t received any maintenance since 1916.  Found, offers explanation.  5 pages, List 55.

DIXON, R.M., wrote from Hull England in 1901, on behalf of Henry Stephen BURLEY who was looking for the Burley family, who were from Woolwich.  All Burley names in the Melbourne and suburban directory were contacted, but no relation.  14 pages, List 40.

DOBSON, Frederick, sought by wife Isabella, Wellesby, Calcutta India, in 1911.  He left there in 1909 and a woman has written to her that she married him in Perth.  The writing is quite difficult to read.  26 pages, List 66.

DOCKER, Thomas, sought by sister M. BENNETT, Illsley, Yorkshire, in 1907.  Found.  5 pages, List 56.

DODD, M. of Liverpool wrote in 1895, re John JAMES, last heard of in Melbourne in 1890.  James has left his wife, Dodd’s sister, totally unprovided for.  4 pages.

DODDY, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and Anne left Drinane Co Sligo Ireland c1872 for New Zealand; their brothers went to Boston and changed their name to DODD.  In 1908 Rebecca Mary DUFFY, c/- Mrs B. BEARSE, Medford, Mass., USA, wrote seeking them as she needed financial help to look after her brother. They were uncles and aunt.  Not found.  List 58.

DODKINS, Edward, born Chigwell Essex, formerly a seaman, sought by niece Alice ALLAN of La Crosse, Wisconsin USA in 1900.  His widow found in Echuca.  15 pages, List 38.

DODSON, M.A. wrote from Woolwich London England in 1906 re Frederick Richard GREEN, builder and contractor of Camberwell, has heard from him.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

DOLLEY, Frank, architect and surveyor, wrote from London UK in 1901, asking police to trace his wife and child whom he believed were in Melbourne and who had left him ‘without cause’.  They may be using the name LEIGHTON.  Found.  8 pages, List 40.

DOLLY, Thomas, sought by P.F. BIRD, San Francisco USA IN 1911; his brother Michael has died.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

DOMENICO, Molinare.  Information sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his father in 1910.  Found, and condition described.  7 pages, List 64.

DONALD, Mrs. J.L. of Blackpool England wrote in 1915 re her brothers John Frederick and Joseph Alfred KAY, who left Manchester c32 years ago and were last heard of 18 years ago. She had been in the USA for some years. Joseph found. 8 pages, List 8.

DONALDSON, Robert, sought by A.C. Donaldson, Edinburgh Scotland, his nephew, in 1911.  Last heard of at Richmond.  Family found.  9 pages, List 69.

DONNELLY, Daniel, Cathedral Place, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1911 seeking details of the death of his brother John in Melbourne in 1909.  5 pages, List 66.

DONNELLY, Joseph wrote in 1892 from Glasgow Scotland re his brother Peter who had been in an asylum.  He left there about 37 years ago.  4 pages.

DONNELLY, Joseph of Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1898 re his brother Peter, a grocer, aged about 72 years.  A letter sent to Melbourne has been returned.  5 pages.  List 2.

DONOHUE, Luke, Head Constable, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland, wrote in 1913, on behalf of Mrs. O’REILLY, seeking details of her uncle John CAPLES, who died in Bendigo. Is she left anything in his Will. 4 pages, List 13.

DOOLEY, Kiernen, of Yonkers, New York USA, wrote in 1914 re his brother Patrick, who was in Melbourne 3 years ago. The writer last saw him in King’s Co. Ireland 40 years ago; they have two other brothers, Bernard and Charles, and a sister Maud. Found using name John Patrick. List 7.

DORAN, Andrew, last heard of employed at a Melbourne hotel, sought by brother Michael J. Doran in 1899; wrote from Manila 13th Infantry British Army base.  Not found.  9 pages, List 37.

DOULL, Mrs. Cecily, a nurse, wrote a series of letters 1916-1918 re her husband William Mervyn Doull, an electrical engineer. They were married in England in 1916; he went to New Zealand and she was to follow, but he sent a telegram postponing her trip. He was then boarding with a Mrs. BETTS at Onehunga, and Cecily believed he was in a relationship with Lucille Betts. Mrs. Betts confirmed he went to Melbourne with Lucille and Maud RICH. Both New Zealand and Victorian police are involved in trying to track him down, which they eventually do. 23 pages, List 11.

DOWLE, Mrs. E.M., Kilburnie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1907 her mother Mrs. John FRYER, who was supposed to be cared for by her sister in law, but has been admitted to an asylum.  Seeks details.  8 pages, List 57.

DOWNEY, Edward of Failesworth near Manchester England, wrote in 1919 re his sister Kate DOWNEY. 7 pages.

DOWNEY, George. The Public Carriage Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police, wrote in 1919 re this man, who was living at Hounslow England, and had applied for a licence. He stated that he had been employed at Lake Bolac in 1914, before joining the army; London police seek verification, and attach a small photograph of him to the query. 3 pages, List 9.

DOWNING, Charles, of Roseau, Dominica, B.W.I., wrote in 1903 re his son Percy Claude “who claims he was drugged and put in a lunatic asylum”.  His brother in law is Dr. WEST of Kilkenny, Ireland.  4 pages, incomplete file.  List 19.

DOYLE, Cornelius Edward, sought by wife Beatrice; he deserted her and their 4 children in 1909, left on ship ‘Durham’ for Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 64.

DRISCOLL, Mrs. Annie of Sidney Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 re her sister Julia NOLAN, whom she had not heard from for about 35 years.  Julia left London for Melbourne to stay with her sister Hannah, the wife of John Peter McGRAH [McGRATH?] and had three children, Edward, Julia and Annie.  2 pages, List 4.

DRIVER, John Haworth of Guiseley near Leeds, England, wrote in 1914 re Mrs. Florence ATKINSON nee DRIVER, about 32 years, who had left there in 1908 with her husband and child for New Zealand.  In 1912 she left her husband and came to Melbourne.  She had not been heard of since.  4 pages.  List 2.

DROSOPHORE CO. LTD., Manchester, England, wrote in 1901 that their employee Henrich WESTPHALEN, late of Ahmedabed, India, had disappeared and money was missing.  He was a German, physical description given, married with one son; it was believed the family were travelling together to Australia.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

DRUM, Helen, New York USA, wrote in 1911 seeking aunt, Mrs GRANT nee Drum who came to Australia many years ago.  Her late father used to correspond with her; was at Beaufort.  Descendants found.  4 pages, List 69.

DU BOIS, Mrs. A.L., wrote from Grand View Spencer Co. Indiana USA in 1893 re her brother Jonathan STORMS who left his native land 10-12 years ago and went to Australia.  ‘We all thought him dead’, but a letter came from him 3 months ago; he is unemployed and in ill health.  Gives history of family; uncle Daniel STORMS died previous year etc.  3 pages, List 3.

DUCHENE, Louis.  Wrote from Mauritius in 1897 re his relative F. Duchene, who left there in 1874 when about 16 years old.  Was employed by a man named PERTRIX a few years ago.  10 pages, some hard to read.  List 20.

DUCROS, Ernest. The Consul General for France, in Sydney, wrote in 1912 re this man. He was about 50 years old, and was sought by his daughter Mme Vve. Chamoisin, in Paris. Police interview all DUCROS/DUCROW residents, but fail to find him. 17 pages. List 9.

DUFF, James, of Scotch descent, c70 years, formerly in Ontario Canada and left there c1852, possibly a former partner of Sir James MAXWELL.  Information sought by Stanton CLARKE and G.A. McKINNON, both of Detroit USA, in 1896.  Not found, but details of Irishman Paul Duff given.  7 pages, List 34.

DUFFY, John H., sought by brother Detective James A. Duffy, Toledo, Ohio, in 1901.  He left there in 1868, not heard from for c15 years, would be 54 years old.  Their father, now 87, would like details of him. Not found.  10 pages, List 41.

DUGUILD, Alex., H.M.S. Osiris, Malta, wrote in 1915 re ‘the whereabouts of a lady I had the pleasure of knowing while I was serving on the Encounter … it is nearly 6 years now since I last heard of her. Her name was Lillian M. DUNGAN of Richmond. Police reply that her brother works in the Chief Commissioner’s Office in Melbourne, and he will reply to Duguild. 4 pages, List 7.

DUHELOW, John, Inspector of Police, Newport, Monmouth England, wrote in 1901 enquiring about his uncle James, a doctor in Melbourne.  No trace found.  7 page, List 40.

DUNCAN, William, accountant, wrote from Wick, Scotland in 1905 re his brother in law James LAUGHTON, last heard of 50 years ago.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

DUNHAM, John Nelson, sought by nephew Skellington H. Dunham of St. John’s N.B. Canada in 1898. Found. Second letter from nephew gives details of St. John’s at that time. 10 pages, List 17.

DUNKERTON, Mark, sought by brother James, Sticklinch near Glastonbury, Somerset England, in 1911.  Not heard from for many years; found, in police force.  5 pages, List 65.

DUNN, Charles. Glasgow Parish Clerk wrote in 1912 re this man, who had deserted his wife. He was born in Glasgow, was 38 years, a marine fireman, and had sailed for Australia some time before. He had sent a little money only, was much addicted to drink, and the Parish was supporting his wife. 6 pages, List 9.

DUNN, Stephen, sought by brother Alfred, Bradford, Yorkshire England, in 1903.  He was a seaman who arrived in 1894.  Not found.  5 pages, List 46.

DUNNE, Laura Wilhelmina nee CAULEN, sought by niece Mary Evangeline ANDERSON, Farnsworth near Boulton, England, in 1901.  Found, had remarried and was now Mrs. A.J. PHILLIPS.  4 pages, List 40.

DUNNE, Martin. Sought by Mrs. M.J. BRADY of Luzerne P.A. USA in 1914. He left for Australia 35 years ago, when about 10 years old. His aged mother and sister are enquiring. Not found. 5 pages, List 14

DUNPHY, James, wrote from Cullun, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1904, asking police to find his sister Bridget, formerly a servant at Scott’s Hotel Melbourne.  His brother John was also there.  Bridget found, now Mrs. W.H. BURNARD.  4 pages, List 33.

DUNSCOMBE, William, Russell Square, London, wrote in 1918 re Arthur (Wizard) STONE, believed in hospital after accident.  Found.  4 pages, List 51.

DUNSMORE, George D., wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1897 re his brother Archie who went to Australia about 1886.  10 pages.  Wrote again in 1901, mother seriously ill.  5 pages, List 18.

DUNSTONE, Mrs. Ellen, of Freemantle Southampton, England, wrote in 1913 re her husband Thomas James Dunstone, asking if he is still living with Rose Florence PEIRCE, by whom he has a daughter, Connie, born in New South Wales. Ellen has two daughters, Lily and Kate. Police report he has gone to New South Wales. 7 pages, List 12.

DUPEN, William of New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Richard who left London c35 years ago and was believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

DURAKIS, George, sought by wife Cotina/Katina in 1909, may use name DOORIS; he deserted her and their 3 children at Kandia Crete in 1907.  Found interstate.  12 pages, List 59.

DURKEN, John, son of John and – (nee BEGGY), married Lizzy KELLY, at Ballarat in the 1850s, brought out his brothers Pat and Mathew, sister Margaret and brother in law – McLEON.  Sought by sister Biddy CAIRENS c/- James G. WELCH, Stratford New Zealand in 1898.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

DURRANT, Arthur Henry, sought by mother Ellen, Guildford, England, in 1909.  He arrived in Australia c1903 with her son in law – BROOKS, and was last heard of in Sydney.  Found.  10 pages, List 61.

DUTTON, Harry, of Derby England, wrote in 1919 re his late uncle William DUTTON’s Will. 4 pages, List 17.

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EAGAN, Mrs. Catherine, of New York City USA wrote in 1900 re her three sisters who went to Melbourne from Co. Tipperary, and were last heard of in 1862. Julia CONROY was at the Golden Age Hotel and her sister Mrs. Winifred WILSON was at the King’s Arms. Police check history of licensees, and also in Maryborough district, but fail to locate either of the sisters. 19 pages, List 16

EAGLESON, Alexander, of Rye Hill, Garvaghey Bally Gawley Co. Tyrone Ireland wrote in 1892 re his son William Alexander, whom he had not heard from since 1891.  3 pages.  List 2.

EALEY, Edith A., Fulham, London England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Henry Victor Ealey, living at Mentone.  Seeks support for herself and child.  4 pages, List 51.

EARL OF KILMOREY (Francis Needham) visited Australia in 1898 and discovered on return that his Order of St Patrick and St. Andrews regalia was missing, believed stolen.  Scotland Yard asks police help and it is found in the Oriental Hotel by a maid.  Charles W. CULPIT, manager, advises Earl’s friend.  13 pages, List 35.

EARLSCLIFFE, Herbert, wrote from St. Veep Heights, El Montecito California in 1895, seeking heirs of John MULLETT, formerly of London England, who went to Australia c1850 with his four children.  Not found.  11 pages, List 31

EARP, Alfred, sought by wife Maria of Worcester, U.K.  Left there the previous year, aged 49 yrs.  Found.  5 pages, List 19.

EARP, Joseph Johnston, sought by brother James, Montreal Canada, in 1911.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

EASTGATE, Frederick, son of pastrycook.  Information sought in 1909 by James E. ALLEN, Greymouth New Zealand.  Eastgate had recently married his sister.  Background given.  12 pages, List 60.

EASY, Eliza, wrote from Duxford, Cambridgeshire in 1895 re her brother Richard who emigrated to Melbourne in 1843, aged 25 years.  She is 80 years old; their parents were Simeon and Sarah.   2 letters.  4 pages, List 28.

ECCLES, Edward Blanchard.  Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL.  Small photograph of him, no file.  He was c50 yrs, a commission agent.  List 18.

ECKERT, O.C., of Eckert & Cohen, wrote from Providence, Rhode Island USA in 1894, on behalf of Ellen O’CONNELL re four brothers John, Maurice, Daniel and Kerin O’Connell and their sister Kate, who left King’s Co. Ireland c16 years before.  2 pages, List 30.

ECKMAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hokitika, Southland New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re William GUNTHER, a musician, who was in Bendigo in the early 1860s and kept a hotel there. Not found. 4 pages, List 15.

EDELINI, Carlo (Charles), son of Giovanni and Maria nee FLORIND, 34 years, arrested in village near Florence Italy in 1897.  Consul asks details of background, claims born Victoria.  Police report he was born in Naples, arrived in 1895 with a Frenchwoman whom he subsequently left, and went to W.A. with a young Italian girl.  May have been previously convicted overseas.  6 pages, List 34.

EDEN, Mrs. Alice, East Finchley, London, wrote in 1916 re her son John Victor JORY, born Long Gully c1885, whom she left when he was 18 months old.  Found to have been cared by others for years, and now enlisted.  6 pages, List 53.

EDEN, Laura Rivers, Chevyford, Essex, England, wrote in 1906 re her daughter Nora, 19 years, being exploited by employer PARROSSIEN, wants her to go to STONE family in Kew.  11 pages, List 49.

EDEN, Mrs. Lizzie, of Sale, Manchester England, wrote in 1912 re her brother George WOODRUFF, 28 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

EDERER, Josef, locksmith, 31 years, sought by Austro Hungarian Consul in 1913 on behalf of his stepfather Anton HARZER, Karlsbad, Australia.  5 pages, List 64.

EDGAR, Robert, c70 years died Frankston 1882, buried at government expense.  Among his papers were letters from son Henry in Hull England and daughter Esther STEPHENSON, who were informed.  She writes in 1891, having misplaced the Chief Commissioner’s letter, asking the result of the sale of her father’s effects.  13 pages.  List 5.

EDGE, J., Hoole, Chester, UK, wrote in 1909 re brother Edward COOTE; hasn’t heard from him for some years, but believes he has died at Donald.  Details provided.  6 pages, List 48.

EDLIN, Frederick. British Consul in Zagazig Egypt wrote in 1915 asking for details of the ‘Moral Reputation, standing and firm position. Is he married?’ Police report he arrived with his wife from England c8 years ago, has 6 children aged from 1-11 years, and has never supported his family properly, nor provided a home. Apparently he is in the armed services. 9 pages, some repetitive, List 8.

EDMONDS, Edward, wrote from St. Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1898.  Has received a letter advising of death of son Arthur John Edward, who boarded with Mr. & Mrs. E. SMITH of Footscray for many years.  Asks details and return of property.  8 pages, List 26.

EDMUNDS, Rev. L. of Litle Leigh, Northwich, England, wrote in 1914 on behalf of the parents of Alfred NEILD, who hadn’t answered their letter. Found. 6 pages, List 7.

EDNEY, Harry, sought by wife, Whitefield near Manchester England, in 1916.  He has been in Melbourne for 2 years and not answered letters.  She has five children.  Found, will send money for her passage out.  8 pages, List 53.

EDRIDGE, Elizabeth Clare, Brunswick.  Number of reports back to W.H. JENKINS.  29 pages, some repetition, List 67.

EDWARDS, J.B., butcher, wrote from Cardiff South Wales in 1898 re John MADDREN or BOTTRELL, a relative, last heard of in the employ of ‘Redan Lead Mining Co Goulong’ 40 years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 21.

EDWARDS, Mrs. Marino nee HILL; left Ashton under Lynn U.K. 36 years ago.  Nephew J. Hill NICHOLLS of Werueth, Oldham U.K. writes, believed to be in the Geelong area.  Not found.  List 29.

EDWARDS, Thomas and James, sought by Robert DODDS of San Francisco in 1899, on behalf of friends.  Thomas left Dublin Ireland c1859 with his father who was an engineer on the railways.  Found.  10 pages, List 37.

EGAN, James, c30 years, sought by aunt Mary MURPHY, Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He left there for Australia in 1891, hasn’t been heard from since.  He is an only child, father died in 1900, mother died recently, money in Chancery for him, from father’s sisters.  Not found.  13 pages, List 63.

EGIDE, Jaroslan, Austrian, sought by Alois TOVA of Prossnitz Austria in 1913; found interstate.  10 pages, List 29.

ELKAN, Charles Junior, c30 years, born London, Jewish, sought by brother Alexander, London, cigar importer, in 1903.  Photo on file. Cousin Joseph found.  13 pages, List 45.

ELLIOT, George W. wrote from Providence Rhode Island in 1894 re his brother in law John R. HENDERSON, who was born in Nova Scotia.  His parents are anxious.  7 pages.  List 4.

ELLIOTT, Alfred Meadows, solicitor, Hastings England, wrote in 1915 re Ernest Edward TRINDER who left there in 1914. He has acted for him in the past and Trinder has left a picture with him for safe keeping. Elliott has joined the army and wants to know what to do with it. Found. 5 pages, List 8.

ELLIS, Henry W., of New Malden, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. BOTTING; husband once worked for Buckley & Nunn in Melbourne. Her brother has died. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

ELLIS, John Robert of Hammersmith, London England, wrote in 1897 re a letter sent from Australia regarding the family of John ELLIS of Ipswich.  He is the eldest son.  Police find person searching, John GILLHAM, whose mother was Charlotte nee ELLIS.  7 Pages, List 2.

ELLIS, Margaret, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband Thomas, from Co Cavan Ireland.  She hasn’t heard from him for some years.  His sister was Mrs Ellen LOVE, wife of Joseph, later JENNINGS.  7 pages, List 62.

ELLIS, Roberta, wrote from Brierfield Vicarage near Burnley, Lancashire, UK in 1894, an only child of 20 years, her father Robert was born at St. Asaph Wales, and married her mother in England.  The pair went to Australia where he had a bank job, but her mother left him and took Roberta back to England.  Mother is dead, she now seek details of her father.  [Vic. birth index has mother as Elizabeth Jane Haworth] 6 pages, List 28.

ELLIS, Mrs. Sarah of Scholes near Leeds England, wrote in 1919 re her husband Frederick John Ellis, a chemist, who absconded some years ago and has sent nothing for the support of her and their three sons for four years. Encloses photo. Police find him living with Bertha Annie [surname not given]. He claims he left because of Sarah’s intemperance. 9 pages, List 17. See introduction re cost of copying photographs.

ELSTONE, Mrs. Susannah, wrote from Southampton England in 1897 re her husband Arthur William, an engineer, who had been employed in Melbourne, and from whom she had not heard for past ten months.  6 pages, List 4.

ELWIG, Jack, sought by sister L. MASON, Tunbridge Wells, UK, in 1901.  Another brother, James, was in Qld.  Not found.  13 pages, List 41.

EMBLETON, George, sought by sister Mrs Jane GRAHAM, Tynemouth, Northumberland England in 1910.  He was single, was at Palmerston Port Darwin, a freemason.  Photo of him in mason’s uniform on file.  Not found.  9 pages, List 64.

ENGEL, Nicholas, wrote from West Ham, London UK in 1896  re his brother Philip, c37 years, a baker, German, who left London in 1876 for Sydney, and last last heard of in Melbourne in 1877.  Not found.  8 pages, List 32.

ENRIGHT, Michael, believed to be in New Zealand, sought by mother Mary in 1865. She was living in Kyneton Victoria. 8 pages, List 6.

ENTERKIN/ENTKIN, Robert.  Sought by sister Mrs Margaret Loudon MUIR/MURE of Carmyle Glasgow Scotland, in 1894.  He left there in 1853, she has heard he was killed in 1893.  Three letters, with surnames spelt differently.  10 pages, List 22.

EPOSITO, Domenico.  Information sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in  1882.  A native of Monte di Procide, Italy, he was in in various States and New Zealand.  Living with a woman named CUMMINS alias KING while in New Zealand; a fisherman.  Found.  21 pages, List 42.

ERASMUS, P., c/- Registrar Supreme Court, Pretoria Transvaal wrote in 1916 re Robert Joseph MADDEN who left South Africa c1897, supposedly for Australia. He had been a publication then had a shop in Natal, then a prospector in Swaziland. The matter was of ‘great importance’. 2 pages, List 6.

ERIKSSON, Axel Fredrick.  Consul for Sweden and Norway in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Eriksson, known in Melbourne as Axel JACKSON.  He was formerly a sailor, is now dead, and left a widow and three children.  They are entitled to a small inheritance. 4 pages, List 2.

ESSER, Carl Adolph Alphonse.  Information sought by the German Consul in Melbourne in 1902, on behalf of his sisters in Germany.  Found.  7 pages, List 42.

ETTINGER, Mrs. Florence, nee Jackson, wrote from Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896 re her uncle William JACKSON, who was born London England, son of George a cheese monger of Knightsbridge and Newgate Market, who died c1852.  William had left England c1848 and would now be about 70 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 34.

EVANS, Abraham, of Brigham City Utah, USA, wrote in 1914 re Jane EVANS, an old lady who lived in Ballarat. His last letters to her were returned. 2 pages, List 15.

EVANS, Albert R.J., sought by brother Llewellyn James Evans, Resolven, South Wales in 1915; last heard of at the Enoggera Brick Works Qld c1913.  30 pages, some repetition.  List 55.

EVANS, Eliza Ann of Pimlico, London, writes in 1904 re her husband Harry EVANS, who she hasn’t heard from in eleven years.  He won a billiard championship about 1884 or 1886.  3 pages, List 15.

EVANS, Harold, engineer, born Oamaru New Zealand, joined up in Australia in 1914, served overseas, returned in 1916, re-joined, then deserted.  Mother Mrs. T. Evans, Kia Ora Tea Rooms, Timaru asks police to trace him in 1917; he was 24 years and believed in Australia.  Not found.  9 pages, List 49.

EVANS, Mrs. S., wrote in 1914 from Durban South Africa re her son Victor JACKSON, who she left with Miss [Selena] SUTHERLAND 16 years ago, and would now be about 23 yrs. He may be know as WATSON. Victor found, but the letter advising her is returned ‘insufficient address’. 6 pages, List 8.

EVANS, Thomas. Left wife Emily and two children in Victoria and returned to Durban South Africa in 1916, after she had caught him in bed with Sylvia WARNER of Nhill. Series of letters from wife. He had arrived in Victoria ‘after cohabiting with a native woman in Durban’ and bought his daughter from this relationship to Victoria, registering her as May Evans. She was now in a Home near Ballarat. Thomas was c38 years, and a commission agent. His brother C. Evans was a constable in the Vic. Police force. 26 pages. List 6.

EVANS, William of Pendeford, Roby, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Thomas, to whom he has been sending money for many years.  Thomas is now 86 years old.   William wanted to know if he was still living, because the last letters of acknowledgment receiving the money have been written by another.  2 Pages, List 2.

EVANS, William E. of Newcastle, Garfield Co. State Colo. USA, wrote in 1894 re Mary MORGANS of Cefen Hechan parish of Lanwyno Co. Glamorgan, South Wales.  2 pages, List 4A

EVANS, William alias RANKIN.  South African C.I.D. wrote in 1907, he is under arrest there, ask if anything known of him in Australia.  34 years, English, tattooed, photo and fingerprints on file; not known.  8 pages, List 23.

EWING, George.  Chief Constable of Banff, Scotland, wrote in 1920 re this man, who had left his wife 12 years ago.  Found.  3 pages, List 18.

EYERS, Albert, 38 years, born Bristol England, deserted wife and 3 children c1913.  Rev C. PARKER, Corston Rectory Bristol writes on behalf of his wife.  Not found.  9 pages, List 64.

EZRA, F.S.D., of Calcutta India, sends printed form in 1892, seeking his son Joseph Hyeem EZRA, who went missing from Chandernagore Station in 1890, believed insane.  Five hundred rupees reward offered.  Not found by police.  3 pages, List 3.

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RADFORD, George, sought by sister Mrs. Caroline HORNBLOWER, Egremont, Cheshire England,  in 1916.  7 pages, List 51.

RADFORD, S.J. (stage name Miss Ruby DE VERE) wrote from Covent Garden London England in 1903 re her father William Radford whom she has not seen since she was nine months old.  He is a miner who was in New Zealand.  Her mother left him, but is now an invalid.  13 pages.

RAFFERTY, John, sought by niece Mary Jane RAFFERTY of Cork Ireland in 1908.  He was a native of Glenluce Stranraer, worked for Bains Bros, shipowners in Liverpool, then was Consul in U.S., came to Melbourne in 1856.  She is daughter of his brother Peter.  Several Rafferty men in Melbourne interviewed, but none are related.  9 pages, List 21.

RAFFERTY, Mrs. M.A. of Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, wrote in 1899 re her only brother Michael MANNING, who left Ireland in 1860. Police find his widow. 5 pages, List 17.

RAINSBURY, Sergt., Police Reserve Force, Calcutta, writes in 1910 seeking to join Vic. police force, provides physical description.  3 pages, List 27.

RAINSFORD, Miss E., of Silky Oak, Birmingham England, wrote in 1915 re her brother Abraham, who left there in 1910. Found. 3 pages, List 7.

RAMSAY, James T.T., Blackburn, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1902 on behalf of an elderly lady, Miss Rachel THOMPSON, who wanted to contact her sister, Mrs. William TODD, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  4 pages, List 42.

RANIERI, Trivella, sought by Italian Consul, Melbourne in 1909, on behalf of the Rome Foreign Office.  He was a native of Deiva near Spezie Italy, a seaman.  Traced to NSW, then lost.  11 pages, List 60.

RANK, Mrs. C. wrote from Bodmin Cornwall England in 1892, seeking her husband Thomas A., and maintenance from him.  2 pages.

RASMUSSEN, Christian Marius, deserted wife Mary Frances nee JENNINGS and 6 children in 1913.  He is a former member of the Victorian Naval Forces.  His brother John is a chemist in Melbourne.  Mary wrote rom Berkeley California.  11 pages, List 63.

RAVEN, Alexander J., solicitor, Fressingfield Vicarage, Harleston, Norfolk England, wrote in 1893 re George MOOD, convicted at Salisbury in 1844 and transported to Australia.  Relatives seek details of his criminal record.  His real name was Mark or George MAGGS.  8 pages, List 41.

RAWLINS, Gerald W., wrote from Rainhill England in 1897 on behalf of the wife of Charles S. McGREGOR, who left there c6 years ago, was a lithographer, believed to have been in prison in Victoria.  12 pages, List 20.

RAYMOND, George, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1910 re Helen BAKER, who went to Australian in 1907 with an American adventurer, Captain EDWARDS, who subsequently deserted her.  She was known in Melbourne as Millie COLLINS.  He would like her returned to the U.S.  6 pages, List 66.

RAYNER, Mrs. M.G., Dover, Kent, England, wrote two letters in 1902 re her husband Robert John, 52 years, champion swimmer, who left her 12 years ago, and was last heard of managing a boot factory in Melbourne.  She has supported herself til now, but now seeks maintenance as ill.  Not found  18 pages, List 43.

RAYNOR, Mrs. Mary of Entally, Calcutta, wrote in 1893; hasn’t heard from her husband E.L. in two years.  4 pages, List 3.

READ & READ, solicitors, Sydney, write in 1914. They have been asked by London solicitors to trace Carl ZENO and Madame ZENO. He lived in London and before that in Sydney and Melbourne as a fortune teller. Both left London hurriedly, and have used the names of RUMBART, HAWES and NORMAN. Her mother and sister are supposed to be in Melbourne. He is of Japanese/Italian parentage. Police confirm their arrival in Sydney. 5 pages, List 7.

READ, Charles, wrote from London England in 1894 re his brother Henry READ, last seen in Melbourne in 1888.  Their parents have died, and he is entitled to a legacy.  11 pages.  List 4.

READER, Frederick H., of Dulwich Village London England, wrote in 1920 re his brother Arthur George Reader; hasn’t heard from him for over a year. Found. 3 pages, List 13.

REARDON, Michael, wrote from Glounreagh, Kiskearn Co. Cork Ireland in 1896 re his son Denis, who left there 7 years ago, and was last heard of at Carriang [Corryong?]. 1 page, List 8.

REAY, John, wrote from Newcastle on Tyne, UK, in 1895 re a ‘very near relation’ Mary Hilda HOPPER now living in Melbourne, who asked UK friends for financial assistance.  In two letters he provides detailed background to the case; she has separated from her husband John, and left child with the father; both suffer from ‘intemperance’.  She is found in South Melbourne.  22 pages, List 28.

REDFERN, Miss, woman police officer, Gloucestershire Constabulary, England, wrote in 1918 re Thomas John Adrian MARONEY, D.C.M., who was previously a private in the 58th Battalion and discharged, suffering from shellshock.  She is engaged to him, and asks a confidential report on him, as she has not heard for some months and is worried about his health.  He is interviewed and denies engagement.  2 pages, second page of her letter missing.

REES, William, Sgt. Llandudno Police Station, Carnarvonshire, wrote in 1896 asking police to ascertain the living arrangements of Evan PARRY of Ballarat, who had left a wife and family there.  Local police found he is living on a nearby farm with a married woman and her three children but don’t know what the relationship is.  6 pages, List 33.

REEVES, Mrs.  A. of Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1920.  Her husband Charles Godfrey Reeves died there in 1911, he was the eldest son of Isaac Reeves, who died the same year in Victoria; asks if Isaac left any estate.  4 pages.

REGAN, M.D. of Auckland New Zealand wrote in 1902 regarding sister Mrs. Annie SKELLON, a widow, who had remarried to a man who took her to Melbourne and ill-treated her.  She had 4 children, and had been in prison.  10 pages.

REGAN, Samuel of Newton Heath near Manchester England wrote in 1892 re Walter HOLLIS also known as John WILES, last heard of nine years ago in Rockhampton Queensland.  5 pages, List 2.

REID, David Forrest, watchmaker and jeweller, c44 years.  Information sought by only daughter Agnes, now Mrs. David STEPHENS of Aberdeen Scotland in 1900; last heard of in 1892.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

REID, W.J. & Son, London, in 1911 wrote enclosing pamphlet and postcards of the Speedwell motor patrol and ambulance.  8 pages, List 68.

REILLEY, Edward, Attorney at Law, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1894: is acting for Edward REILLY who wants to track his sister Catherine REILLY or O’REILLY, from Co. Cavan Ireland, who lived from infancy with her uncle Eugene and part of the time with her aunt Mrs. PLUNKETT.  Catherine left Liverpool c1852 as nurse or maid with a family, she was then about 22 years of age.  2 pages.  List 4.

REILLY, Miss Alice McGrath of New York USA wrote in 1903 re Mary McGRATH, native of Gaminsfield Co. Tipperary Ireland, who was last heard of thirteen years ago.  2 pages.

RENDLE, Thomas, sought by bother William, Stoke, Devonport, England, in 1906; last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 55.

RESIDE, Mrs. M.W., Masterton, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re Lockhart DUNCAN, last heard of in Victoria in 1878; not found.  Local policed report she is slightly deranged.  4 pages, List 49.

REST, Ambrose F., Albany New York, in 1910 sought mother’s brother Ambrose MULHOLLAND, who left there with the horse Elms for Australia c30 years ago, and died shortly after.  Death certificate on file.  Daughter Rose GLEESON located.  15 pages, List 63.

REYNOLDS, Arthur Horton. A sordid tale of having children to his niece Alice Mary Reynolds from 1904-1907 in Tasmania and New Zealand and ill-treating her. ‘It would be difficult to conceive that a more despicable specimen of male humanity exists in this country’. File sent to New Zealand police but no charges laid. 12 pages, List 14.

REYNOLDS, E. Lionel, of Upton, Slough, England, wrote in 1910 re his cousin Jasper HUSBAND. He formerly practised as a barrister; the family haven’t heard from him for 14 years. Found. 7 pages, List 13.

RICE, Mrs. Bridget, New York USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Patrick GAVEGAN who left Gigginstown Co Meath Ireland over 40 years ago, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 66.

RICE, George Edward, deserted wife Fanny and two children at Mount Roskill, Auckland New Zealand in 1908; a commercial traveller, he had previously lived in Melbourne.  10 pages, List 59.

RICE, Miss S.M., dressmaker, Co. Down Newry, Ireland, wrote in 1921 re her uncle Robert McKAY, supposed to have been murdered in a hotel in Australia c43 years ago.  He had been living at Avoca Tasmania.  Felix LARKIN had worked at the hotel, and police try to trace him, but without success.  11 pages.

RICE, William, Mountrath, Queens Co Ireland, ex Head Constable, wrote in 1909 re Jeremiah BYRTH.  Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

RICE, William, sought by wife in Liverpool England in 1914. He was a fireman on board ship; she has six children to support. A second letter in 1915 reveals that he is still missing. Police find he has left on a ship. 9 pages, List 7

RICHARDS, C. Bellew, wrote from Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland in 1898 re his brother John Bellew Richardson, who was in police force,  would now be more than 74 as he was older than the writer.  His cousin Kyrle Bellew saw him in Melbourne some years ago.  Police find he died in 1886, and give details of his widow’s activities.  6 pages, List 24.

RICHARDS, Margaret, Penarth near Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1892 re her brother Thomas Francis REES, who left England about 14 years ago and has not been heard of for several years.  He was generally called Thomas Rees.  She offered to pay his fare home, but police could not locate him.  4 pages, List 2.

RICHARDS, Miss Susie Curtis, of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1905 re her uncle William RICHARDS, about 69 years, came from Birmingham England.  5 pages.

RICHARDS, William, native of Pyle near Bridgend, South Wales, emigrated to the Australian goldfields and was subsequently connected with the Fawn Hotel, Ballarat.  In 1900 his nephew Rees REES, M.P.S. London, wrote from Pietermaritzburg, Natal, seeking information; William would be c65 years old.  His mother Elizabeth was William’s sister. Not found.  List 39.

RICHARDS, William James, born Rubery, King’s Norton in 1837, sought by Birmingham solicitors Rowley, Chatwin and Emerson in 1911.  He left for Australia in 1880, was at Berwick.  File reveals wife Margaret Letitia and 6 children had left him and they are located.  8 pages, List 65.

RICHARDSON, Mrs., of Linlithgow Scotland, wrote in 1913 re death of Mrs. Margaret FINNIES nee MEIKLE, in 1911. She had left a bequest to Meikle and GARDNER families there, but Andrew Gardner and his son are delaying things. Letter is extremely difficult to read. Police reply it is not police business. 5 pages, List 12.

RICHARDSON, Harry, Saskatchewan Grain Growers Association, Staynor, Canada, wrote in 1918 re his brother Burton. Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 50.

RICHARDSON, Jessie Cameron, wife of George, sought by her brother Duncan CAMERON of Glasgow Scotland in 1907. She left there with her husband and two boys in 1900, aged 35 years. He hasn’t heard from her for over two years. Police find she died in 1906. 6 pages, List 13.

RICHARDSON, William Mackay., information sought by wife Rosina, Wellington, Surrey England in 1916.  He was 39 years, native of Meifod, Welshpool, North Wales, left in 1912, last heard of in 1915.  Found.  10 pages, List 52.

RICHTER, Carl, St. Louis, USA, wrote in 1903 re his sister in law Mrs. Nelly CHAPMAN, Brunswick,  husband John, bricklayer is deceased.  Found.  5 pages, List 46.

RIDD, Frederick of Galena, Illinois, USA, wrote in 1893 re drafts of money sent to him from William AUSTIN of Geelong, which had been dishonoured.  2 pages, List 4.

RIDDELL, Edgar, left Origon near Washington USA c1890, aged 21 years.  Mother Mrs. E.E. Riddell wrote from Cableskill New York in 1895.  2 pages, List 29.

RIDDELL, James of Mullacronk Co Monaghan Ireland wrote in 1898 re an unnamed brother ‘who ust to get his letters in the Dunnolly post office’, had left there 35 yrs previously; had a sister named Mary Ann WOOLLEND [WOLLEND?]  Police establish William is the name of the brother, and report findings.  6 pages, List 20.

RIDDELL, Walter, seaman, 38 years, English, deserted ship in Melbourne in 1908.  Information sought in 1909 by Alice SMITH, Shirley, Southampton England.  Not found.  9 pages, List 62.

RIDDLE, William, tailor, North Melbourne.  Information sought on his circumstances in 1911 by Andrew CLARK, Hawick, Scotland, on behalf of widow of John Riddle.  Details supplied.  6 pages, List 66.

RIDDLE, Gladys, housemaid in service of Lady DARNLEY of Cobham Hall, Kent England, met Private Patrick James Joseph KELLY, an orderly, and had a child, Sydney Kelly Riddle to him in 1919. He had promised to marry her, and her parents John and Mary, in South Shields, eventually agreed to this, but he pleaded lack of money and returned to Australia. She applied to AIF headquarters for financial assistance and they requested a police report on him. He was found living at Kirkstall near Koroit. 12 pages, List 15.

RIDEAU, J.B., died in 1916 after accident at St Arnaud.  Letters from sister Aline VEL, Mont Fleury, Seychelles, on file.  15 pages, List 55.

RIDLER, Lewis Empson.  Information sought by wife H.W., Brighton, England, in 1911.  He left for Australia in 1909; has heard he is dead.  Confirmed.  12 pages, List 68.

RIES, Phillip, died 1857. His children, William, Mary, James, Malcolm, Henry and Frances, who married Frederick R. FERRIER, and his widow Elizabeth nee JENNINGS, are sought by German Consulate in Melbourne in 1907. Two deaths located. 7 pages, List 10.

RIGBY, William Henry.  Information sought by daughter Mrs Helena BRACEWELL, Cape Town, Cape Colony South Africa in 1910.  Found to be deceased.  4 pages, List 65.

RINGROSE, Patrick, sought by sister Catherine PARRY, New York USA in 1913.  He was born in Co Clare, an engineer.  Found to have died; sons located.  9  pages, List 64.

RISSOM, Julius, born 1827 Aprenrade, sought by Imperial German Consul Melbourne, in 1913 on behalf of his nephew Dr Rissom of Schleswig.  He arrived in Australia in 1857 and was last heard of in 1907.  8 pages, List 65.

RITCH, William, sought by George Dundas NISBET, Minister of John Knox Parish, Aberdeen Scotland, on behalf of his wife. He left there two years ago a steward on board ship. He was ‘far from temperate’. Wife is supporting the family and has no desire for his return, but wants to know if he is still alive. Not found. 4 pages, List 7.

RITCHIE, Mrs. Margaret, wrote in 1904 from Invercargill New Zealand re her husband John A. Ritchie, 40 years, gives detailed physical description.  She enclosed letters from Mrs. E.G. WEBB of Richmond with whom he was boarding, and who was concerned about his health; he had gone away and left his things behind.  Body of man found in Yarra was not him; photo of the unidentified dead man on file.  23 pages, List 32.  See introduction regarding cost of reproducing photographs.

ROBB, Thomas, sought by W. Charles JOHNSTONE, Edinburgh Scotland in 1908, on behalf of relatives.  Found.  5 pages, List 59.

ROBERTS, Mrs. Ada, wrote from Greet, Birmingham, England, in 1920 re husband H.E., last heard of in Melbourne 2 years ago.  She and two children are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 27.

ROBERTS, Alfred, Russian Jew, sought by daughter Minnie N. Roberts,, Denver, Colorado, US, in 1906.  He left there 10 years ago; not found.  8 pages, List 49.

ROBERTS, Edward T., brass moulder, c59 years, born in South Wales, sought by only living sister Miss Anna Roberts of Milawaukee USA in 1900.  Not found.  13 pages, List 38.

ROBERTS, John, sought by nephew Andrew Blair HILL of Dundee Scotland in 1900.  Andrew’s father William lived in Perthshire, died 20 years ago. Robert was last heard of at Pennyweight Flat, Castlemaine in 1870.  His mother is anxious to know if he is still alive as she would be next of kin.  Found living under name of David Blair RAMSAY.  9 pages, List 37

ROBERTSON, Maggie Balfour, wrote in 1892 from Paterson, New Jersey, USA re her father William BALFOUR.  His brother Peter was a jeweller in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 2.

ROBERTSON, William of North Salt Springs, British Columbia, writes in 1897 re ‘dear friend Robert HOLBURN’ who left Hong Kong for Australia about ten years ago.  3 Pages.

ROBILLIARD, Daniel, sought in 1906 by D. Robilliard of Vancouver., who wrote 2 letters.  Daniel was from Guernsey, a grocer, the enquirer’s father is Isaac.  Police find he died in 1902.  7 pages, List 30.

ROBINSON, Charles.  Number of letters from wife, Leeds, UK in 1911; seeking maintenance; he is in Melbourne with brother Walter.  The couple were living just outside Toronto, Canada, when he left her with 3 children, one an infant.  Found, he writes a detailed letter claiming they were not married, and denigrates her character.  31 pages, List 68.

ROBINSON, Rose, alias Lady Rose Robinson alias Lady COTTENHAM. (Great story!) Scotland Yard write in 1908 re this woman who has been charged with fraud and embezzlement, seeking her background in Australia. Police report she came from Western Australia and claimed to be a sister of Lord Richard NEVILLE, and used society people like Lady Janet CLARKE and Mrs. James MURPHY, until they woke up to her and sent her to Sydney. Newspaper report of English case states she was probably the former mistress of Blundell LEIGH, the first husband of the real Countess of Cottenham, who divorced her for her adultery with Cottenham. Rose was associated with Cecil E. Robinson. She had cards from Richard and John KENNEDY, Mrs. LAUGHLIN and Mrs CRERA of Hobart Tasmania, and it was thought they might be relatives. There are two small photos of Rose and a set of fingerprints. 8 pages, List 13.  See Instructions re cost of copying photographs.

ROBOROUGH, Henry Joseph.  Information sought by his niece Miss Eliza Roborough, Trinity Hill, St Heliers, Jersey in 1910; not heard from for 30 years.  Police establish he was dead, and solicitor Max ALAVOINE asks details of his estate.  20 pages, list 63.

ROBSON, Robert Parvin, sought by sister Mrs. Eliza Robson THOMAS or New Harmony, Indiana in 1898.  He went to the California goldrush in 1849, then to Australia; last heard of at Dunolly in 1862.  Father Dr. Robert was a noted physician, mother a Quaker.  Father’s uncle Joseph Robson was gardener to the Queen.  Some good material on file.  Not found.  8 pages, List 26.

ROCHE, Patrick, wrote from Dublin Ireland in 1898 re his cousin Thomas GAFFNEY, native of Shankhill, Co. Dublin Ireland.  Gaffney’s wife has died and he’s handling her estate.  Mrs. BAILEY of Prahan is a cousin.  6 pages, List 27.

ROCHFORD, Bridget or Catherine, sought by Joanna Rochford of Marshalton, Pennsylvana in 1895; found.  2 pages, List 29.

RODDAM, R., of Newcastle on Tyne, writes to Chief Commissioner in 1901 re letters received from Peter SHARP of Albert Park Victoria, his uncle by marriage. Sharp married Eliza Ann FALDER in 1844 on the Isle of Man. Claims her father borrowed money from him years ago and wants Roddam to pay it back, as he is hard up and over 81 years. 8 pages, List 13.

RODERT, E.C., wrote from Kansas City U.S. in 1905.  His father was Heinrich Christian August, and came from Clausthal.  Looking for family.  Police locate Rodert family in Hahndorf, South Aust., who came from same area.  9 pages, List 27.

RODGER, Mrs. Winnie A, of Tyldesley near Manchester England, wrote in 1918 re her husband William, who deserted her in 1917, leaving her penniless. She believed he was now in Australia.  He was 25 years old, born in Cheshire, a fitter. They were married in Barrow on Furness. Not found. 9 pages.

RODGERS, Christina Cuthbert, sought by sister Jessie GRANT, schoolhouse, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie Scotland in 1904.  She went to Australia c1902 as a lady’s companion.  Found working for Mrs. LONGTON of Toorak.  6 pages, List 47.

RODGERS, Mrs. T.H. of Halifax U.S.A., wrote in 1914 re Thomas BOWLER who left there c65 years ago. He was in the police in Melbourne; his sister is anxious to hear from him. Reply states he was never in the force. 5 pages, List 8. ROE, Edward, wrote from Ilkeston, Derbyshire England in 1912 re John NOON, who has lived with him for 7 years.  Irish, drinks, says sister keeps the Beehive Hotel in Melbourne, and wife also a publican.  Roe has 5 young children.  Reply not on file.  2 pages, List 32.

RODMAN, Thomas, left wife Mary and four children at Stockport England in 1901.  In 1908 Chief Constable there asks police to find him as they are destitute.  He was 41 years, a hat proofer, last heard of at Collingwood.  List 58.

ROGERS, C. A Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery, Newbridge, Ireland, wrote in 1908, seeking to join the police force.  He was 21yrs, and a total abstainer.  3 pages, List 19.

ROHDE, Jessie, of Sliema, Malta, wrote in 1912 re her husband August, last heard of in Melbourne 7 years ago. Police find he has gone interstate, is using the name Arthur RHODES and is supposed to have married a Mrs. DOWIE: her brother in law – DOMBRAIN interviewed. 7 pages, List 12.

ROLLAND, Mary, of London England, wrote in 1894 re her son Horace Rolland nee Horace NICHOLS.  They used to be in Chirini’s circus.  She has heard her son is in prison.  3 pages, List 4.

ROLSTON, Miss Agnes. Solicitors from Newry Ireland wrote in 1907, enclosing a letter for Agnes. They are advertising for relatives of David Rolston as ordered by the Court there. 3 pages, List 13.

ROOKER, William George, sought by father J., London, England, in 1916.  Not heard from for some months; not found.  8 pages, List 53.

ROONEY, Robert, deserted wife Lizzie and 3 children in Ireland; brass polisher.  In 1911 Rev T.W. DAVIDSON, Belfast, writes on her half.  Found, promises to pay their fare to Australia but doesn’t.  12 pages, List 65.

ROOT, Hiram, of Althouse Joseupene? Co America, wrote in 1893 re William Summervill FORBES who is claiming to be ‘heigh born and of good lineage but I now that he was sent out a convict in winter of forty eight’.  2 pages, List 3.

ROPER, Mrs. Rachel Ann, Machen near Newport, Monmouthshire, wrote in 1905 re her father John PIERCE, who emigrated in 1836 ‘for the gold diggings’ would now be 93 years old.  He was last heard of at Sandhurst.  She is his only child by his first marriage, he married again to an Irishwoman.  Police find a death record for John PEARCE who died there in 1876 aged 66 years.  6 pages, List 46.

ROPER, Mrs. W.A. of Canning Town, London, England wrote in 1917 re husband William Arthur ROPER, who deserted ship 1916. 6 pages.

ROSE, D. of British Engineers’ Club, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1909, re Walter FRIEDLANDER, a German, who fought with the German Brigade for the Boers.  He had been asked to help find him as he had deserted his wife in Berlin.  Not found, and letter to Rose returned.  6 pages, List 18.

ROSE, John G., c40 years, sought by solicitors LANE & COTTIER, Plymouth, England, in 1908; nearly 7 years since his wife heard from him.  Had a brother at Queenscliffe.  Photo on file.  Found.  8 pages, List 58.

ROSENBAUM, Matthew, sought by wife M. in New York USA in 1909; he “went through a fortune of mine and left me penniless” and has deserted her and their two children.  Not found.  Photo on file.  7 pages, List 48.  See instructions re ordering a copy of the photo.

ROSENGRAVE, William wrote from Flowerdale Table Cape in 1892 re his uncle William, once a constable in Tasmania, then in government service in Victoria 19 years ago.  2 pages, List 2.

ROSENTHAL, Harry S., New Haven, Conn., USA, wrote in 1904 re M. ZIMMERMAN, his uncle, who left London for Australia c1884.  11 pages, List 47.

ROSEWARNE, W.J., Chief Officer S.S. Istrar, wrote in 1905 re first cousin Edwin Albert TONKING [TONKIN?] who left Hayle, Cornwall c1890.  He needs to find him for settlement of an estate.  7 pages, List 27.

ROSS, Mrs.,  Culterton Mansions Holborn, London, wrote in 1919 re her daughter Mrs. WINDLE who left c5 years and was living in Melbourne, but has stopped writing to her; she fears she is dead.  Found.  4 pages, List 47.

ROSS, Walter Godfrey, sought by foster brother Horace F. READ of Buffalo New York USA in 1895; left U.K. c12 years ago.  1 page, List 29.

ROSSITER, H.D., Luckwah Tea Co. Ltd., Assam, India, asks help for his 85 year old mother and sister living in Hawksburn.  They adopted Clarence JAMES 15 years ago, and had  him dmitted to the Christian Bros. Orphanage after he played  up.  He has now returned and is making physical threats.  6 pages, List 66.

ROUGET, Henry James, sought by brother Peter Henry, Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1911.  He left there in the 1870s, not heard from since.  Not found.  5 pages, List 68.

ROUSE, Mrs. of Johannesburg South Africa, wrote in 1898 re her husband William, who formerly kept a hotel in Melbourne. He was 39 years old, and they had one child. Not found. 6 pages, List 14.

ROUSE, Mrs. Mary Ellen, wrote from Charing Cross London England, in 1893 re her husband William who had deserted her and their child at Cape Town ten years ago.  2 pages, List 3.

ROUSE, William, sought by Mrs. M.E. Rouse of Charing Cross London UK in 1895.  She was leaving shortly for South Africa.  Police report he has probably gone to the US.  10 pages, List 30.

ROVIDA, Geronzio, sought by Italian Consul in 19907; found.  4 pages, List 57.

ROWE, John, wrote from Grampound Road, Cornwall England in 1892; he was now 93 years old, and wanted to contact his son John, who used to farm in Lake Learmonth, was married but no family.  2 pages, List 2.

ROWE, John, great uncle of H.C. HAMMER of Queenstown Co. Cork Ireland, who wrote to police in 1914. Rowe lived in Ballarat, and police find his widow. 6 pages, List 7.

ROWE, Mr. R. of Toronto Canada wrote in 1905, re his brother Josiah; money has been left to him.  3 pages.

ROWE, William Christopher Clemo, sought by J.L. DAVIES, St Blazey Cornwall England in 1908, on behalf of his sister.  He was a carpenter, 63 years, last heard of at Sea Lake.  Police find he had died and provide details of burial costs etc.  18 pages, List 59.

ROWLAND, T.J., solicitor of Manchester England, wrote in 1892 re James BERTRAM, late warrant officer 3rd Buffs, who died in India.  His widow emigrated from Calcutta in 1890 to Melbourne where her mother Mrs. CROSSLEY/CROSSLAND was in business.  She was entitled to a sum of money.  5 pages, List 2.

ROWLEY, Thomas, wrote from Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire in 1896 re Dr. Robert PEEL’s address.  2 pages, List 35.

ROWSELL, Howard, Cheapside, London England, accountant, wrote in 1914 re Ernest James JACKSON, solicitor’s clerk in Essex, and left there with wife and 3 children in 1913 for Australia. Found, but letter advising this is returned ‘not known’. 5 pages, List 7.

RUANE, John, sought by P.J. McKNIGHT of Hanley, Staffs, England in 1909.  He was last heard of in Coolgardie, W.A., was a son of late Mary and Edward of Cultibo near Kiltimagh, Co Mayo Ireland, a widower, c55 years old.  He had two sons in England.  McKnight has heard he died in Victoria.  Police reply that he died in W.A. in 1907; nice comment about a friend minding his late wife’s wedding ring when he went on a drinking spree.  12 pages, List 33.

RUDBACH, Rebecca, Liverpool England, wrote in 1918 re her son Samuel, also known as BEST, 14 years, who left there as a ship’s boy and has disappeared in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 50.

RUDD, Edward.  Information sought by sister Isabel, Stockton on Tees, England, in 1907; was he married and his circumstances.  Found.  6 pages, list 57.

RUDD, Herbert G., of Maldon, Essex, England, wrote in 1901 re his wife’s aunt Jane HEATH who had married George McDONALD and was last heard of in 1875.  Two of her aunts in London are anxious to hear about her.  Rev. Samuel BRYANT of local church, formerly in Melbourne,  suggested he write, and his letter is enclosed.  Not found.  11 pages, List 18.

RUDD, Miss Isabel wrote from Middleton St. George near Darlington England in 1914 re her brother Edwin. Found by police. 8 pages, List 7.

RUESEL, David Pierre, of Rochester, New York, USA, wrote in 1913 re Alfred Ruesel, who was in Melbourne in 1882 then went to Cape York Peninsula prospecting for copper. Not found. 6 pages, List 12.

RUMMELL, Johann Conrad Emil.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1915 on behalf of the U.S. Consul in Moscow, who enquired on behalf of his wife, whether this man had died.  Johann Otto Ernest Emil found in Melbourne, he was born 1838 West Prussia, married in Switzerland c1885, claims wife deserted him there.  The widow of his brother is also found. 13 pages, List 54.

RUPPEL, Pfasser, Korle near Cassel, Germany, wrote in German in 1913 regarding her brother William LAMPMANN, who emigrated to Australia in 1878 and was last heard of in 1904.  Translation on file.  Found.  16 pages, List 64.

RUPPELL, Mrs. Pastor E. of Hessen, Preussen, Germany, wrote in 1921 re her brother William LAMPMANN, who emigrated to Australia in 1873.  Letter in German, and translation on file.  Found.  6 pages, List 9.

RUSSELL, Elsie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1917 asking for discreet enquiries to be made about Mrs. Louisa Rebecca Russell, who came to Melbourne c1903 as Mrs. FURZER and was a theatre dresser.  Daughter Mrs. James PATRICK found. 7 pages, List 50.

RUSSELL, Margaret. Inspector Wm Gentles of Slamannan Parish Council, Glasgow, Scotland wrote in 1917 re Margaret, a 7 year old deserted child. Her mother is dead, father Alexander RUSSELL, a ship’s carpenter, 35 yrs, born Slamannan, is the son of John and Mary nee ANGUS. He left in 1909, was last heard of in 1914. Not found. 19 pages. List 6

RUSSELL, Robert, sought by Mrs. C. RUSSELL, Southfleet near Gravesend, wife of his brother. He was in the Artillery, came to Australia October 1913, his wife is dead, and he has four boys. Found. 7 pages, List 6.

RUTLEY, H. of Catford Kent England, writes in 1894 re his eldest brother William, c30 years, last heard from five years ago.  14 pages, List 4A.

RYAN, David B., Repton St. Los Angeles wrote in 1910 re older brother Arthur, who left Co. Limerick Ireland in 1877, then about 18 yrs old, and went to Australia. Relatives haven’t heard from him for twenty years. Their mother’s name was Mary BARLOW. All Arthur Ryan entries in Melbourne directory were traced by police, but the correct one was not found. 9 pages. List 5.

RYAN, Hugh, sought by sister Margaret, Boston USA in 1910.  Not found.  In 1911 attorney William J. BARRY wrote on her behalf, asking for a search for another brother, Thomas, c70 years, formerly in the British army, ‘had a large sheep station in NSW about 35 years ago’.  Son Charles James found in New Zealand.  16 pages, List 69.

RYAN, Miss Margaret wrote in 1914 from Philadelphia, USA re her sister Ellen RYAN, who left Mulick, Whitegate, Co. Galway, Ireland c. 1884; their father’s name was Luck.  10 pages.

RYAN, Miss Norah of ‘Broadway’ Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re Louis SUSWEIN, an Austrian, her last letters to him returned. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

RYAN, Patrick, of New York City, USA wrote in 1892 re brother Michael who left Knockbrock Borrisoleigh Co. Tipperary Ireland 30-35 years ago.  Their father was Patrick, their mother Bridget nee LYNCH.  The children were Thomas, James, Laurence, Bridget and Mary.  Patrick was the youngest of the family.  2 pages, List 2.

RYAN, Thomas, was in police force 28-30 years ago, has one sister living, who was  married c44 years ago to Richard O’CONNELL.  Information sought by Rev. M.T. MADDEN of Trumansburg, New York USA in 1895. 2 pages, List 29.

RYAN, Timothy of New York USA, wrote in 1894 re his uncle Jeremiah RYAN, a large property owner in Melbourne, has a brother in Baly Bay Co. Tipperary Ireland.  Jeremiah found in country Victoria, by which time Timothy is staying with him.  5 Pages, List 4A.

RYAN, Mr. W.J. of Pennsylvania USA wrote to the Town Clerk of Melbourne in 1901 regarding Patrick CAGNEY. The Town Clerk forwarded a copy of his letter to the police department, but it is not on the file, so contents unknown. Police interviewed several Cagney family members in Victoria and NSW but failed to find him. The file seems incomplete. 9 pages, List 15.

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ST. CLAIR.  In 1902 South Australian detectives report that a couple travelling under this name, who had embarked at London, and were heading for Melbourne, were probably travelling under false names.  Detailed descriptions of them were provided; he was 32 years she was 24 years.  Letters had been received for him under the name BAILY.  Melbourne detectives report that the pair were really W. BAYLEY, a married man,  and Miss E. MURRAY who had eloped, but quarrelled on the voyage.  5 pages, List 43.

ST. MORRIS, Charles, Attorney, Mexico City, writes on behalf of his 24 year old son, who has been in the army there, and wants to return to his birthplace and join Victoria police.  3 pages, List 47.

SALATENA, Domenico.  Sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1908; found.  5 pages, List 21.

SALATUY, John, Austrian, engineer, Maffra Sugar Works, died at Leeds England in 1904; wife Alice also died there.  Two children were sent home to Melbourne to their aunt Mrs WALTON.  In 1910 Austro Hungarian  Consul seeks their location on behalf of John’s brother Josef.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

SALSBURY, Robert and Charles, brothers, of Northumberland, who immigrated to Victoria in the 1850s, were sought by unidentified person in New Zealand in 1864. 8 pages, List 5.

SAMAN, son of Ruldoo MUSSALMAN, Raipoot of village Busyula of Hoshiarpur, convicted thief No. 10. left district and went to Melbourne, and has now returned.  Writer seeks confirmation that he was indeed in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 3.

SAMISH, G.A., San Francisco, wrote in 1905 seeking information on Max LUNDON and wife, recently arrived from Melbourne, who has applied for bankruptcy there.  He was possibly a pawnbroker.  Investigation shows this is probably Marks GOLDSTEIN, second hand dealer who left his wife in Carlton and disappeared with another woman.  6 pages, List 45.

SAMSON, Ernest, left Natal, South Africa for Australia in 1907, carpenter.  In 1909 Captain F. SIMPSON wrote on behalf of his mother.  He was an only child, 33 years.  Found.  7 pages, List 60.

SAMSONSEN, Neils Olaf, sought by sister Mrs N. LUND, Damsgaard, Bergin, Norway in 1910; not heard from since 1892 when working in a silver mine in Tasmania.  Found there under the name of Thomas SIMPSON.  9 pages, List 63.

SAMUEL, Eliza, wrote from Llanelly, Carmenthenshire Wales in 1901 re her husband Captain Edward SAMUEL, who was due to return from Australia and hasn’t.  Photograph and 10 pages.  List 4. (See note about photograph reproduction costs in introduction.)

SANDAY, W. of police station Leytonstone, Essex England, wrote in 1915 re his brother J.T. Sanday, last heard of at Carlton. Found. 3 pages, List 8.

SANDERSON, George.  Information sought by mother E.J., Michael Gate, Lincoln, England, in 1915.  He was last heard from in Footscray nearly a year ago.  Not found.  9 pages, List 53.

SANDERSON, Nicholas, wrote from Preston, Lancashire, UK in 1912 re his wife’s brother William Robinson GARDNER, who had written two letters in different handwriting; they are suspicious.  Gardner says one written while drunk. 6 pages, List 32.

SANDROK, Charles, Dusseldorf Germany, wrote in 1913 in German, re Prof. DESSLER; his letter to him has been returned.  Found.  7  pages, List 64.

SARA, Mrs. M.H., Foundry House, Redruth Cornwall, wrote in 1904 re her nephew William KITTO, c39 years.  She has heard he was drowned and asked details.  His brother Thomas was in Victoria.   8 pages, List 42.

SARVAAS, John de Marchie of the Netherlands. Left wife and sailed to Melbourne with servant Johanna BUSCH, who was pregnant to him. 1867. List 16.

SAUNDERS, A.G., Sergt, 76th Batt., R.F.A., Kirkee, India. Wrote re joining police force in 1914. 3 pages, List 10.

SAUNDERS, Charles Henry, constable, and son of the same name, were commended for their actions in 1908 after Billy PINCOMBE had murdered local minister at Blackwood.  Letter from son on file.  13 pages, List 85.

SAUNDERS, Jack.  South African Criminal Investigation Department wrote in 1905 re Saunders; was an Australian from Queensland, on remand there for theft.  Identified as alias Jacob LIPPMAN, William FRAZER, and William FISHER, with convictions in Australia.  Photo on file.  4 pages. (See instructions for costs of reproducing photographs).

SAUNDERS, John R., of Woodstock, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1915 re John Joseph and Robert Lyons CONROY. No reason for enquiry given; not found by police. 9 pages, List 7.

SAUNDERS, S.P., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1901 re his brother R.P., who wrote that he was dying in Melbourne.  Not found.  13 pages, List 40.

SCALLAN, James, of New York City USA, wrote in 1894 re his first cousin Eugene SCALLAN, who emigrated c10 years ago; they were school fellows in Dublin Ireland.  2 pages, List 4A.

SCALAMERA, Michielina, New Orleans, USA, wrote in 1905 re her uncle Antonio.  Found.  4 pages, List 45.

SCANLIN, Mrs Mary of Newark New Jersey wrote in 1894 re Bridget and Kate, her daughters, who left Limerick Ireland 25 years ago to go to their aunt in Australia, Mrs John SALISBURY nee Bridget NEVILLE.  1 Page List 4.

SCARCE, Henry and Thomas, last heard from at Kangaroo Ground, sought by sister Mrs. WOODRAD of Ipswich, Suffolk England in 1895; found.  5 pages, List 29.

SCHAARE, Louis, deserted wife Emeline at Normanby, Taranaki, New Zealand in 1909.  He was 36 years, and used name SHAW.  6 pages, List 60.

SCHAFER, Mahala, Louisvile, Kentucky USA, wrote in 1911 re brother Isaac martin Schafer or SHANDLER, 32 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 68.

SCHEIB, Mrs. S.A., Plaistow, West Ham, Essex, England, wrote several letters re her son Stanley William, who left there in 1911 for work at Maffra.  Found in 1912 using surname HUNT, but subsequently moved away.  File covers 1912-1915.  15 pages, List 54.

SCHINDLER, Simon.  Wrote from Berlin Germany in 1908 re his brother Joseph, who hadn’t written for a long time.  3 pages, List 19.

SCHLAEPFER, Eugen, sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1898, arrived c1888, worked in Gippsland, cheesemaker, not found.  13 pages, List 25.

SCHLEICHER, Mrs Charlotte nee FLUGGE and Mrs Isabella SCHIERWAGEN nee BEER, sought by German Consul in 1911.  Foun.  5 pages, List 68.

SCHLOGEL, Max.  File re his change of address interstate in 1919, under Aliens Act.  10 pages, List 18.

SCHMIDT, Otto Jacob, wanted in Nuremberg for embezzlement from the Bavarian Bank; fled with mistress
Caroline Helene SEITZ in 1909.  German Consul Melbourne encloses photo and asks police to keep a look out for him; not found.  3 pages, List 41.

SCHMIEDEL, Rudolph of Fruit Vale, California USA wrote in 1898 re his brother Carl who was using the name of RUDOLPH and ‘leading a Gypsy life’.  Left home in Germany nearly 18 years ago.  4 pages, List 2.

SCHRODER, Jacques.  Dutch Consul in Melbourne has been asked to find Hein and Klaas, sons of the late Jacques, at one time Dutch sailor, but afterwards settled in Australia and died 8-10 years ago.  They are entitled to an inheritance.  16 pages, List 4A.

SCHROEDER, A.L., St. Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1907 seeking Mr MULHOLL or MULHOLLAND, who left England for Australia c1854.  Police interview John MULHALL of Clifton Hill who provides family background.  11 pages, Lit 57.

SCHULMAN, Mrs. of Oakley Square London England, wrote in 1914 re her son George LESLIE or LANGLEY, who was travelling with a wild west show in outback Queensland.  12 pages.

SCHULTZ, Mrs G., c/- Mrs SARGENT, Colaba, Bombay India, wrote in 1911 re her husband Carl, Russian, was working in CID police there but has deserted after she reported him for beating her.  She is French, has a male child to him, believes he is now in Australia.  Not found.  5 pages, List 67.

SCHWARTZ, Harry. London solicitor writes on behalf of Solomon SCHWARTZ in 1899 re son Harry. He hasn’t heard for a year and is worried. Harry would now be 11 years of age, and was living with his uncle Harry in Melbourne; his uncle cohabited with a woman, but she disappeared. Found with uncle. 4 pages, List 12.

SCHWARTZ, Henri, c/- Mr. EFRON, Nth. Melbourne, sought by wife Akuszerka Chaia Sora Schwartz of Biatystok, Grodnenska, Gubernia, Poland, in 1919.  He has been in Australia since 1913.  They have two children.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

SCHWEIDA, Charles, sought by cousin Karl KIRCH, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, in 1911; hairdresser.  His mother Mrs Klara LEIER was anxious about him.  Found interstate.  List 65.

SCOLARI, Mrs, sought by mother Mrs T. JONES, Shrewsbury, England, in 1911; found.  6 pages, List 67.

SCOTT, David, of Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1904 re his brother Alexander, last heard of at Richmond.  3 pages, List 4.

SCOTT, G., Deputy Traffic Manager, Burma Railways, Rangoon, wrote in 1913 re Sydney Charles CLAYTON, who held a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, was born in Cork, Ireland, educated at Cheltenham College, employed there, and had fled owing a large amount of money. He had shipped to Singapore under an assumed name, O. Graham SINCLAIR and was possibly coming to Australia. ‘This rogue comes of a respectable family … but he apparently cannot keep straight’. Encloses sample of Clayton’s handwriting, as well as a photograph and physical description. Not found, but railways departments alerted. 6 pages. List 12. See introduction re cost of copying photographs.

SCOTT, Mr. H., of Birmingham England wrote two letters in 1908 re his son Sidney, aged 17 years, who arrived recently in Melbourne and was ‘easily led away’. Police find he deserted ship with another crew member, but fail to locate him. 8 pages, List 10.

SCOTT, Mr H., Ralton Park Birmingham England, wrote in 1910 re the respectability of the HARVEY family of St Just Point, Long Gully, with whom his son was living. 5 pages, List 65.

SCOTT, Isabella of Dumfries, Maxwelltown, Scotland, wrote in 1862 re her brother James SCOTT, a mason, last heard of six years ago.  4 pages, List 5.

SCOTT, Sidney Barnett.  Several letters from father Henry Scott of Rotton Park Birmingham England, asking his whereabouts; he is 17 years old.  Henry’s brother Sidney, who was in Wellington New Zealand, also wrote.  File covers 1908-1910 and traces his employment.  29 pages, List 33.   See also entry for Mr. H. Scott, a different file.

SCOTTHORNE, George, born Derbyshire England, left there c40 years for Australia.  Information sought by Isabella SMITH, Middlesboro, Yorkshire in 1909.  Her father George Henry HARROLD was his nephew.  Police find his nephew William Scotthorne in Victoria.  12 pages, List 48.

SCRANTON, William N. of Boston Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re his brother George who left there in 1852 and has not been heard of since 1855. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

SCUDAMORE, W.R. wrote from Clapham Common London in 1894 re his son Herbert Charles, aged 24 years, about whom he was worried.  8 pages.  List 4.

SCULLY, John, left Colverstown, Co Kildare Ireland c1865, aged c20 years.  In 1900 Kitty SMITH, wife of Robert, wrote from Sayville, Long Island, USA, seeking him.  She was the daughter of his sister Mrs. Nancy McEVOY.  Their father Edward had been a blacksmith.  Not found.  9 pages, List 37.

SEBRING, Jacob.  Sought by Mrs. Addie Sebring of Memphis, Tennessee in 1902.  1 page, List 24.

SEDGWICK, Henry N.M. of Southsea, England, wrote in 1900 re Edward Barnett NUGENT who lived in Melbourne in the 1880s.  5 pages.

SELLEY, May Maud, Rondebosch, South Africa, wrote in 1916; wants a divorce from husband Chudleigh John Selley, asks is he still alive.  They were married in 1899 and separated in 1902.  7 pages, List 53.

SERKINS, Edith, Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1910 re her mother Mrs Alice Serkins, who died there recently, leaving 4 children to look after themselves.  Seeks relatives named KING, living in Melbourne; many families checked but relations not found.  23 pages, List 61.

SEXTON, Charles F., of Guanajuato Mexico wrote in 1893, asking if Charles P. SEXTON is in Melbourne, and whether any jobs for stenographers; letter is typewritten.  1 page, List 3.

SEXTON, John, of Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his late brother Timothy’s estate; he died in Melbourne 25 years ago. John and his sister Ellen CLANCY are the only siblings. Police find niece Susanna Sexton, now Mrs. PRICE, handled the estate, and speak to her sister. 19 pages, List 15.

SEYMOUR, Mrs. S., Upper Clapton London, wrote in 1915 re her husband Charles C., who has failed to pay her maintenance.  Found working for his sister in law Mrs. CLING, Hawthorn.  6 pages, List 54.

SEYMOUR, Mrs. Susannah, wrote from Clapham England in 1919 re her husband Charles who left five years ago, has written previously.  Found working for sister in law Mrs. KLING, cab proprietor, Hawthorn; spends money on drink.  21 pages, List 26.

SHACKEL, Alex. A. sought by wife Ethel, c/- Mrs. EMERSON, Nth Lowestoft, England in 1914. She has heard he joined the AIF, has a brother in Melbourne. She believes he has remarried. Found. 8 pages, List 7.

SHANAHAN, Nicholas, died as a result of accident at Colac in 1896.  Report on incident involving Richard James BALL; he died in boarding house of Mrs. BEAL.  2 pages, List 37.

SHANNON, John J. of South Boston Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re Richard SHANAHAN who was in the [police] service about three years ago. 1 page, List 17.

SHANNON, Mrs. Katherine of Jersey City New Jersey USA wrote in 1915 re GALLAGHER family. Her mother’s brother Daniel, known as Dudley, left Fermanagh Ireland when a very young man for Australia, c1864. Katherine’s mother was Mary Gallagher and had siblings Ellen and John; her grandfather was John and grandmother Catherine FERGUSON. The rest of the family went to USA after the death of Catherine. She has heard the Gallagher family are wanted to claim a legacy. Police find no trace. 5 pages, List 7.

SHARP, Mary, wrote from Patone, New Zealand in 1904 re her uncle Thomas WATES of Kent, who died in Melbourne.  The solicitor handling his probate was a Mr. MILLETT.  No record of death or solicitor.  5 pages, List 33.

SHARPE, George.  Information sought by brother Robert of Montreal, Canada in 1900.  He has recently received a request for money from his family and is suspicious.  Found, he is living apart from his family.  9 pages, List 38

SHARPE, William Thomas. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1919 re this person, then living in England, who had applied for a mechanical stage driver’s licence and had lived in Australia in 1914-15. Small photo on file. 4 pages, List 16.

SHARPLES, Mrs. Jane, of Taunton Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother James SMETHURST, in Melbourne for over 30 years and has several sons.  10 pages, List 4A

SHAW, Mrs. A., wrote from Calcutta, India for address of Jack WILLIAMSON, groom to Sir C. DILKE, was in Melbourne.  His brother has died at Poona, leaving a widow.  Not found.  5 pages, List 33.

SHAW, Edgar, sought by brother Arthur A. Shaw, Kern Station, Bakersfield, California USA in 1909.  He was the son of George Knowles Shaw and left England for Melbourne c1889.  Not found.  6 pages, List 59.

SHAW, John, Spring Garden Alley, Waterford Ireland, wrote in 1916 re his brother Mat[hew] believed working on the docks in Melbourne; formerly in South Africa.  Not found.  6 pages, List 52.

SHAW, P.G.C., solicitor, Chancery lane, London, wrote in 1906 re friend and client J.H. MacFARREN, last heard from 5 years ago in Melbourne; found.  6 pages, List 49.

SHAW, Percy Costello, solicitor, London, wrote in 1908 re William James KEATES, who was in a partnership shipping horses with Lieut. Col. Frederick SHAW and Susan Elizabeth SYMONDS, widow of Thomas Jonathan Symonds, both of Heathburn Hall, Riverstick, Co Cork Ireland.  He has failed to return monies owed to them.  Detailed affidavit on file; and negative comment on Keates.  17 pages, List 58.

SHAWCROSS, Rev. William of Worcester, late of Gloucester, England re William BANCROFT, who left from Stafford near Manchester many years ago.  Shawcross sends him money every year.  11 pages.

SHAWCROSS, Rev. William of Hewelsfield Rectory, Coleford, Gloucester England, wrote in 1893 re William BANCROFT.  Acknowledged receipt and forwarded ‘usual bank draft’.  4 pages, List 3.  Further letter 1898, enclosing usual bank draft.  Gives history of Bancroft – was transported c50yrs ago, c78 yrs of age, almost forgotten there except by a few people.  6 pages, List 18.  Another file, 1896 enclosing bank drafts, gives explanation of why funds are sent regularly, 19 pages, List 22.

SHEA, Richard, Irish, sought by niece Mrs Frank SCHUBERT, Antigo, Wisconsin, USA, in 1911, on behalf of her mother Mary, his siter.  [Writing very faint].  5 pages, List 68.

SHEAHAN, Patrick and Daniel.  Information sought by niece Mrs. M. Crowe SELLINGER of New York USA in 1900.  Her mother Mrs. May Sheahan CROWE is their sister.  Not found.  10 pages, List 37.

SHEARD, Louisa, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1897 re her husband John, who had not sent money for five years; she has 6 children to support.  He was living under the name SHERWIN at Omeo.  Local charity also writes about the case.  Found.  9 pages, List 47.

SHEEHAN, Mrs. W.F. of New York City, USA, wrote in 1905 re her uncle, mother’s only brother.  Police point out she hadn’t even provided a name.  3 pages, List 18.

SHEFFIELD, John E., of Chico, California U.S.A. wrote in 1905, requesting names of ‘all Sheffields in your city.’  5 pages.

SHEPHERD, George, coachbuilder, Goroke, was sought by wife H. of South Dunedin New Zealand in 1906.  Found.   4 pages, List 19.

SHEPPARD, George Tomlinson, only son of John, a gentleman, of Middlesex, England, ‘quarreled with father on mother’s account’, sought by daughter Mrs. Hannah Hill TILBURY, Dunedin New Zealand in 1895.  Not found.  9 pages, List 28.

SHEPPARD, George Tomlinson, pork butcher, Prahran c1879; sought by daughter Mrs Hannah TILBURY, Dunedin in 1906.  Not found.  5 pages, List 49.

SHERDON, William, and wife Mary nee GORMAN, sought by Edward Gorman, Mahancy City, Pennsylvania USA in 1909.  Her brothers were Edward and Martin.  Sherdon had been in the police force.  4 pages, List 60.

SHERIDAN, John, Saltpans, Rathmullen, Co Donegal Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his uncle Patrick McFadden and his friend James WHITE.  Patrick found and says Sheridan is only after his money.  14 pages, List 44.

SHERIFF, Mary Ann. Aberdeen Scotland solicitors write on her behalf re her husband Stanley Layman Sheriff, 1919. He is an Australian gunner, and they met when he was on furlough and subsequently married; she is only 19 years old. They were supposed to be going to Australia, but he has put it off, and now she doubts his background and wants it checked. Police confirm he has a sister Mrs. J. BROOKSBY of Horsham and he is of good character, but don’t mention he was illegitimate. 6 pages, List 12.

SHERSON, William, cabinet maker, sought by Mrs Emeline S. YEY (?) Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada in 1909.  He went from Ireland to Canada, then to Australia.  He is a cousin of her mother’s Jane GRAHAM who married James LONG.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

SHORT, William of Gateshead on Tyne, England wrote in 1905 re his great uncles William and Robert TERRINGTON who arrived Melbourne c.1856.  7 pages.

SHORTEN, Charles, sought by nephew Thomas GOOD.  He was Irish, emigrated in 1867, now c50 years.  Not found. 11 pages, List 34.

SIDEBOTTOM, George. Sought by wife Mary of Heavely, Stockport Cheshire England in 1915. He left her 8 years ago, from Denton Lancashire and is 53 years of age. She is paying his life insurance premiums and asks if he is dead. Police locate him, but he claims he is single and was never married, and that she is really Mary CARLISLE, who with her husband Robert, used to live in the same house. Further investigations prove he is lying, has a wife Esther GAGG and 3 children. 7 pages, List 8.

SIEGFRIED, Eugene, German, c23 years, arrived Victoria c1880, made glass models.  Information sought by William A. HAY of New Orleans in 1902.  9 pages, List 24.

SILK, James of Whitehall, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John WALL, farmer, Koroit (Victoria) who died some years ago. He is a relation and queries the existence of a Will. Police reply that two people of that name died in Koroit, neither mentioned him in their wills. 4 pages, List 8.

SIMMONDS, Charles, widower, Auckland New Zealand, in 1910 sought details of his son in law Alexander Douglas WALLACE, who his daughter Caroline Grace has married.  He has deserted her and their child.  Wallace ran a Turkish Bath in Melbourne.  Report on him.  8 pages, List 65.

SIMPSON, Charles alias Handsome Charlie.  South African police enquired about his background in 1909, enclosing a photo and fingerprints; he had been convicted there.  Report states real name is QUESTED, born Gawler South Australia and convicted under other names.  14 pages, List 60.

SIMPSON, Henry.  Sought by George Simpson of Hanley, Staff. Potts, UK.  A newspaper notice there recorded his death in Melbourne, had a brother Joseph of Cobridge.  Believes Henry is his father; mother is still alive.  Not found.  9 pages, List 24.

SIMPSON, J. Clerk of Guardians, St. Peter’s Hospital, Bristol England, wrote in 1915 re Doris May CUTLAND. Her father Charles Herbert Cutland had left Bristol in 1913 for Australia. In January 1914 his wife and children followed him, except for Doris who was too ill to travel and left with an aunt there. Doris was now being supported by the Hospital, and Simpson wanted the father to pay maintenance. Police report he had drowned and the mother was in a destitute position. 9 pages, List 7.

SIMPSON, John A. of Jarrow on Tyne, Co Durham, England, wrote in 1894 re his nephew George RAMM, who left there with his mother 10-11 years ago, to go to his father in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 4.

SIMPSON, Mrs. Mary (wife of Charles C.) of San Antonio Texas US, wrote in 1913 re her uncle Patrick KENEALY, who died intestate in Melbourne in 1909. She queries the delay in settlement by the Trustees. 11 pages, List 13.

SINCLAIR, Mrs. Andrew of Everett, Mass., USA wrote in 1911 re Captain Henry SMITH, native of West Sandwich, Shetland, Scotland aged about 70 years.  Despite a search he was not found. 10 pages, List 2.

SINCLAIR, A.M. Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re her husband Jack, who owed maintenance.  He was the son of the Rev. W. Sinclair of Geelong, who is interviewed; Jack is ‘at the front’.  8 pages, List 48.

SINGER, Mrs. Hanna, of New York City USA wrote in 1912 re her sister Sarah SWAAB.  3 pages.

SINGH, Haruldor Autar, schoolmaster, 3rd Burma infantry.  Gives pay rate there and seeks ‘high appointment in police battalion’.  2 pages, List 3.

SINGH, RAM, hawker, died in Western District c1896.  His brother Santha Singh, son of Hera Singh wrote from the Vizagapatam District, Madras Presidency contesting the disposal of his estate.  Hurdit Singh, son of Jagot Singh, lied when he said he was the brother of the deceased and took possession of the property.  The writer is a family man with children.  Several letters from him.  33 pages, List 34.

SINGH, SINT, died in shop of Ishar DAS in Melbourne in 1902, well known as a hawker at Chiltern.  Brother in law Chodhari Jagit SINGH, from Dera Khalsa District, Rawalpindi writes asking details; a Hindu, he was cremated.  11 pages, List 24.

SINGLETON, John C. of San Francisco, California, USA wrote in 1896 re his brother Michael, a native of Co. Cork, Ireland, a shoemaker who had arrived in Australia c1880 and had three brothers, John, Dan and Dennis.  6 pages.

SINGLETON, Joseph Henry.  Information sought by daughter Mrs. A. CROUCH, Children’s Homes, Hackney Union, London, in 1916.  Found.  4  pages, List 52.

SIROIS, Dr Euchariste, sought by wife E., Denver, Colorado USA in 1909; requested no publicity.  Not found.  4 pages, List 62.

SISSIA, Jean.  Wrote in French from Paris in 1897, seeking his brother Amedo, late of San Francisco.  Not found.  11 pages, List 18.

SKEFFINGTON, Richard W., last heard of in 1891, sought by sister Annie M.A. of Gargscang, Lancashire in 1900.  Not found.  5 pages, List 38.

SKELTON, Hannah Maria, wrote from Sheffield Yorkshire England in 1915 re her uncle George CHAFOR, who sailed from Liverpool in 1857, then 28 years old. Her father William was his brother. Not found. 12 pages, List 7.

SKERRITT, Julia, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1894 re her brother Patrick.  1 page, List 30.

SLADE, Adolphus Forbes, Hamilton New Zealand, wrote in 1910 for location of his mother Mrs DUFFELL; found.  6 pages, some damaged.  List 66.

SLATER, James. Blacksmith, died intestate in Natal South Africa 1904. Correspondence from Natal Supreme Court re who was his lawful wife.  Confirmed as  Annie RICHARDSON, nee UNDERWOOD, whom he deserted in Richmond, and who says his real name was Samuel Richardson. He had lived with Catherine GALBRAITH.  7 pages, List 15.

SLATTERY, Mrs., wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1899, asking police to see her daughter E.J., and see why she has not returned home as money has been sent.  9 pages, List 37.

SLATTERY, Mrs. S.J., Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1899 re her daughter Bessie, who left with aunt Mrs. MITCHELL, licensee of North Fitzroy Arms but they have quarrelled and she is now employed by Mr. FENTON of Fenton’s Emporium.  Bessie wants to return home.  9 pages, List 51.

SLAVEN, Peter, wrote from Dundee Scotland in 1912 re his relative Luke DARCY; found in Gippsland.  2 pages, List 32.

SLEATH, Mrs Mary nee GORMAN, of Co Meath Ireland, sought by niece Agnes Gorman of Troy, New York USA in 1911.  6 pages, List 67.

SLINGSBY, Edgar, Bradford, Yorkshire, wrote in 1915 re his brother William; found to have died.  10 pages, List 54.

SMEATON, John H., wrote from Edinburgh City police in 1912, interested in joining Victoria police.  Gives details, 29 years, served in army in South Africa.  3 pages, List 32.

SMIRNOFF, Olga.  Police at Simla India write in 1908 to Victoria police regarding the suspicious activities of this woman, who was a Russian.  Although posing as a tourist she travelled third class, which only poor people did, and was now on her way to Australia.  Her activities in Australia were tracked until her departure.  8 pages.  List 5.

SMITH, Alfred William, native of Birmingham, son of Sarah.  Solicitor P. SHARPLEY of Birmingham England, wrote in 1904 seeking him; had been left a bequest.  15 pages, List 47.

SMITH, Amy of Durban South Africa wrote in 1906 and asked police to give a letter to her daughter Gladys McNAMARA who was now in a Home in Melbourne.  Gladys’s father A.C. McNAMARA was executed in Melbourne in 1902.  1 page.   Further letter in 1907, asks police help in seeing if her daughter could join her there, she is 16 years old and at the Sutherland Home.  6 pages, List 23.

SMITH, Mrs Ann Slowey, wrote from Paterson, New Jersey, USA in 1908 re her brother William SLOWEY, who came to Australia with John and Samuel HAMMOND from Ireland.  4 pages, List 57.

SMITH, Mrs. Bessie of Plumstead, London England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Doris Lister WILLIS, taken from England by her foster parents WARNECKE, and believed to be in Melbourne.  Child born c.1904, Bessie subsequently married in 1910.  Wants her child returned to her.  9 pages, List 2.

SMITH, C. Holled [?] of Milford Hall, Montgomeryshire Wales, wrote in 1900 re Harry OAKLEY, a draper, who had left c9 years previously. His father John G. of Newtown Montgomeryshire was anxious about him. 8 pages, List 16.

SMITH, Edwin Taylor, sought by wife, Merivale, New Zealand.  They separated in 1906 and he left with Jean ROBERTSON for Melbourne; in 1911 she reported to police that he had not paid maintenance for the last year.  7 pages, List 67.

SMITH, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Tralee Ireland, wrote in 1913 re her husband Dr. Robert Smith. She had previously written c1903 and police had found he had married Josephine TETU/TEETE in Orbost in 1896. His brother John has made contact with Elizabeth, seeking family papers, then sent them to his brother William in London. Elizabeth seeks information on Robert. Police find he died in 1899, leaving a widow and two children destitute; was an alcoholic. 13 pages, List 12.  Two letters from Elizabeth, written in 1900, have been found in another Unit, presumably separated from the 1913 file. 4 pages, List 16.  Another file in 1897 – see under Robert Smith.

SMITH, Ethel Adams, wrote in 1915 from Monkwearmouth, Sunderland England, re husband John Bell SMITH, brewer’s assistant, whom she hadn’t heard from; they have 4 children. Police find him in Sydney.  A further letter in 1916 states he has failed to pay maintenance. Police respond that he has joined the AIF, and given his next of kin as Alice Sarah CARROLL whom he had married in 1915, suggesting he is a bigamist. 17 pages, List 6.

SMITH, James A. of Marshall Islands, North Pacific wrote in 1903 re his father William John SMITH, a native of Dublin, who left c.1867 for Melbourne.  He used to write to his sister Mary KERWIN.  4 pages.

SMITH, Dr Robert.  Information sought by wife Eliza A., Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland in 1897.  They were married in Dublin in 1881 and have 2 children.  He went to Australia in 1884, and she last heard from him in 1885.  His brother William in London heard in 1893.  Police find he is at Omeo and had married Josephine Tetu.  11 pages, List 35.   See also entries under Elizabeth.

SMITH, Robert, of H.M.S. Sydney, wrote in 1906, asking for help to trace his uncle Richard G. SMITH, who left Tynemouth England c23 yrs ago, and was at some stage in the police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 19.

SMITH, S.L., accountant, of Sacramento California USA wrote in 1915, enclosing 2 photos of James H. WARD and wife Mary Alicia WESTNEAT, married there in 1911. She was from Melbourne. Writer suspects Ward already had a wife in Melbourne, and the pair have run off together. Police ask reason for enquiry; no response. 2 pages. See instructions re photograph costs.

SMITH, Stanley Layton. His wife writes from Christchurch New Zealand in 1906. He has left her, and she believes he is in Melbourne. 2 pages, List 9.

SMITH, T.P., Commissioner, Royal Irish Constabulary, Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1912 re Robert ROINEY, whose family there are destitute. He was believed to be in Melbourne. 4 pages. List 15.

SMITH, Thomas.  Wrote in 1899 on behalf of the mother of Kirkley/Kirstley McMILLAN, who was anxious about him; not found.  11 pages, List 20.

SMITH, Thomas, native of Deptford, Sunderland England, 49 years, sought by sisters Sarah Jane STERLING and Elizabeth TINDALL of Maidstone Kent, in 1904.  Found.  11 pages, List 51.

SMITH, Vera, recently arrived in Melbourne, gave birth to a child in 1913, being then only 16 years old. Police investigate with a view to laying charges against the father. Her married sister Mrs. DUNCAN was in Melbourne. Vera was born at Pleasant Point, New Zealand. 5 pages, List 13.

SMITH, William Napier.  Chicago Detective Police sought an update on him on behalf of his wife Ann, who received a report in 1895.  He found to be living in Melbourne with a wife and children.  7 pages, List 61.

SMITH, Walter Ewing, born Liverpool England c1837.  Rev. G.P. Despard of Sandhurst (Bendigo) wrote on behalf of his widowed mother in England, who hadn’t heard from him for several years.  13 pages.  List 5.

SMITH, William, of Minneapolis, USA, wrote in 1910 re his brother Daniel who left New Brunswick in 1853 for Ballarat. 4 pages, List 14.

SMITH, William N., sought by John A. LOGAN, City Marshal, Elgin, Ill., USA in 1900.  He was formerly the licensee of the Lincolnshire Hotel in Essendon, has a wife and child with him.  Found, states he was born in California.  9 pages, List 39.

SMITH, William Stuart, sought by Anthony C. WHITE, solicitor, Ayr, Scotland, in 1909; last heard of in 1880 at Elsternwick.  Found.  9 pages, List 59.

SMYLIE, Archibald.  Information sought in 1903 by nephew Samuel, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Ireland.  Archibald was a barrister in Dublin, came to Australia c1890.  Not found.  4 pages, List 45.

SMYTH, John, MD of Hon. East India Co., writes from Holywood near Belfast Ireland in 1862.  Sent money to nephew Patrick Smyth, c25yrs, but apparently never received by him.  Wants investigation made.  3 pages.  List 5.

SNELL, Julia Bryan, Savannah, Georgia USA, wrote in 1906 seeking confidential report on John J. STEELE, who arrived in Melbourne c1884 and had a shirt manufacturing business.  Found to have married Ann Jane DON and gone interstate.  8 pages, List 56.

SNELL, Mary Jane and her daughter Emma JOHNS, wrote from Lowerquarter, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall in 1897.  They have received a letter from Mrs. Susan GOYNE of Honeysuckle Creek, near Bendigo, (on file) announcing that Mary Jane’s son George Snell has died in W.A., leaving a 10 year daughter Martha, whom they would like sent to them.  Local resident William Arthur SPENCER and his wife of nearby Elsmere would also like to keep the child, and have been caring for her for 3 years.  Henry Goyne was with George in W.A..  17 pages, List 34.

SNODGRASS, Frank Campbell.  Wrote 2 letters from Parkville Hospital in 1914, alleging ill-treatment by police and others.  Is brother in law of late Janet, Lady Clark.  ‘has given a good deal of annoyance of late to his friends’.  13 pages, List 32.

SNOOK, Sgt A., Calcutta police, wrote in 1907 re his brother George, not heard from since 1903.  Found. 6 pages, List 56.

SNOOK, John of Vancouver Canada wrote in 1918 re his uncle Albert and family, who haven’t been heard from for many years. Police interview every Snook in Melbourne, and report that a Mrs. Frank ASHBY nee Snook is a possible relation, and will write to him. 15 pages, List 6.

SNOW, Miss Annie E., of Hare Hills, Leeds, England, wrote in 1917 re her brother John James SNOW.  4 pages.

SNOWDON, Samuel. Sought by his granddaughter Mrs. Jane Stewart Snowdon of Redcroft, North Berwick Scotland in 1918. She writes twice, the first time asking if anyone had advertised in a newspaper for McKie or Snowdon, but her details are too vague for anything to be done. Her second letter states that Samuel came to Australia c1854 and bought land near Belfast. File includes correspondence with Lloyds, who state they were looking for a John Beattie McKee, not McKie. Samuel not found. 17 pages, List 16.

SOMERVILLE, Mrs. of Jamestown, Dumbartonshire Scotland, wrote in 1915 re her sister Mary McCULLUM or KELLY ‘she got married last year at Melbourne to Mr. SMITH, he is a farmer …’. Their brother ‘got fately wounded at the front’. Not found. 9 pages, List 8.

SOMERVILLE, James F.  Information sought by John H. BURROUGHS, Boston, Mass., USA in 1909.  His relative Mrs Henrietta HUTCHINS met Somerville in Europe and may have married him.  He is concerned for her welfare.  5 pages, List 60.

SOMMERFELD, E. of Hamburg wrote in 1920 re the survivors of the deceased Ferdinand FALCK who was his father’s brother. 5 pages, List 15.

SONNERGREN, Helge Emil Wilhelm.  Chief Commissioner of Police in Amsterdam wrote in 1917, asking for details of his background.  Police report he was secretary to the Consul here.  4 pages, List 20.

SOUBIE, Mesdemoiselles Marie and Jeannette, of Osse, par Bedong (Bassey-Pyrenees) wrote in 1868 re their brother John who had died at Castlemaine (Victoria) the previous year, and the ‘fortune’ he would have left.  8 pages.  List 5

SOULE, Kate, of Harvey, North Dakota.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote on her behalf in 1904 re her husband who had disappeared.  He was 40 years, a wheat speculator.  A photo of him aged 18 is in the file.  Police inquiry circulated through country districts, and Soule family at Chiltern and Warrnambool contacted.  22 pages, some duplicated, List 20.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

SOUTHON, Henry David, 22 years, sailed from Kent in 1895.  Supt. S. BARTLETT, Kent County Constabulary writes in 1896 on behalf of friends who haven’t heard from him and are concerned.  Found interstate.  Photo on file.  See introduction re copying of photographs.  13 pages, List 37.

SOWDEN, Thomas Henry alias PALMER, sought by wife Selina in Adelaide in 1896; she hadn’t heard from him for more than 7 years.  He was a compositor, c39 years old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 37

SPARLENDER, Fritz. American Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1914 re this man, last heard of in country Victoria. His father Heinrich in Hanover seeks information. Not found. 8 pages, List 8.

SPEAR, Benjamin John Sprey.  Information sought by wife in Auckland New Zealand in 1898; not heard from since 1892.  Tracked throughout Victoria, but not found.  34 pages, List 25.

SPEED, John N., wrote from Wainfleet Lincolnshire England in 1902 seeking information on the reported death of James Newton Speed in the Saltwater River.  Detailed report provided.  6 pages, List 43.

SPERO, Morris, Russian Jew, 39 years.  In 1906 Johannesburg police send photo and fingerprints and ask if he has any record in Victoria; no.  8 pages, List 55.

SPINNEY, Alfred William, sought by wife Louie, c/- Mr. Moore, Parkstone, Dorset England, in 1917. She hasn’t heard from him for 3 years, has an 8 year old daughter. Not found. 8 pages, List 6.

SPIRITO, Gaetano Santo, sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his wife in Borgata di Bacoli, who hasn’t heard for some years.  He was an ice cream manufacturer and vendor, c55 years.  13 pages, List 49.

SPITTLE, Samuel, sought by William WALTON, grandson of his sister Nancy Spittle Walton in 1898.  He writes from Homestead, P.A. Allegheany County. USA.  1 page, List 27.

SPONG, Edward T., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1913 on letterhead of Island Amateur Aquatic Association, seeking relatives in Melbourne.  Grandmother located.  7 pages, List 63.

SPRIGGS, Steward of Aldermanbury in the City of London. He and his partner Herbert ASHTON were declared bankrupt in 1853, but Spriggs ran away to Australia. Found. List 16.

SPRINGER, John A., Barbados, West Indies, Inspector General of police wrote in 1894 on his behalf, re his nephew Benjamin McC. Springer, c30 years, not heard from since 1891, was at Wilsons Prom. Lightho/stronguse.  8 pages, List 28.

SPROSTON, George and Mrs. Mary, wrote from Goldenhill near Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, England in 1903, re their grandfather Joseph WHITE.  They believed he had died c12 years ago, had one son and one daughter.  Joseph had been at Greenhills.  Daughter Mrs. HAY traced at Melton, but denies connection.  He died in 1878 and information from the death certificate is on the file.  9 pages, List 45.

STAFFORD, Frederick, wrote from Devonport, Devon UK in 1901 asking if his father of the same name is still alive; they previously found him in 1891.  Found, but denies having a son in England.  7 pages, List 40.

STAINER, H.D., Southsea, Hampshire England, wrote in 1906 re Jane Ann Stainer nee ROBINSON.  Found with father – WEBSTER in Newport.  3 pages, List 56.

STAINES, William, sought by brother Henry Gibbons Staines, Forest House, James lane, Leytonstone, Essex, in 1911; was in Geelong, hasn’t heard for some months.  Found.  [Letter damaged].  4 pages, List 69.

STANDRING, Mrs. Mary, New York USA, wrote in 1905 re her husband Dr. A.E. Standring.  She left him six years ago; his movements traced.  Refers to previous letter, not on file.  14 pages, List 44.

STANDRING, Mrs. Mary Ann of New York City USA, wrote several letters in 1915 (appalling handwriting!) re the death of her husband (details were in a previous letter not on file) and an old friend, Miss WRIGHT who arrived c25 years ago from London and worked for various drapers in Melbourne. Police find she is now married to David MACDONALD. 15 pages, List 8.

STANLEY, Jane and Joseph; enquired for by solicitor A. Whitehorne of North Shields England in 1897, on behalf of relatives.  He came to Australia 1868, she some ten years later.  4 pages.

STANLEY, Walter H. (J.P.) wrote from Edgbaston Birmingham England in 1895 re his nephew William Robert GAY, who was working in Melbourne with Mr. POWELL, dentist.  Asks private report on his activities, which is given.  5 pages, List 28.

STANNERS, John, formerly of London England, blacksmith, went to Victoria 1880, and George Montgomery EDGOTT, blacksmith, sought in 1897 by sister Elizabeth Stanners FOSTER of Boston Mass., USA.  Not found.  9 pages, List 25.

STANSFIELD, James S., Manchester, England, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Mr & Mrs HAMPSON.  Their daughter Elizabeth Ann had married George HAYWARD and emigrated to Australia, but he had deserted her.  She took a job with Mr and Mrs HILL, market gardeners, Korumburra, but letters are unanswered.  Found.  7 pages, List 58.

STANTON, Patrick, left Co Mayo Ireland c40 years ago, last heard from in Melbourne.  In 1901 his cousin Andrew GIBBONS of Chicago asked police to trace him.  All Stantons in Melbourne interviewed, but not found.  20 pages, List 40.

STARKE, T.P., Inspector, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Norwich, England, wrote in 1893 re Robert THORPE.  Starke is executor of his mother’s Will.  Thorpe is son of an old sea captain and was lost sight of for some years, until letters appealing for money arrived from his wife.  Asks confirmation of situation; police report de facto situation. 4 pages, List 3. Further letter from Starke in 1895 requesting address of Thorpe – found. 2 pages, List 9.  Further letter from Starke in 1905, 4 pages, List 44.

STEPHENS, Mrs. S., of Liverpool England, wrote in 1920 re her son Charles, who had been employed on a hospital ship and left it in 1919.  7 pages.

STEPHENSON, Frederick, left Reddish, Stockport England and not heard from since 1913.  In 1916 vicar writes on behalf of his wife, seeking maintenance.  Found working at Railway Hotel, Yarraville.  5 pages, List 53.

STERNBERG, Thomas A.G., Seattle Lighting Co., Washington, USA, wrote in 1904 re his brother Carl Algot, last heard of in Brazil in 1893.  He was born in 1865 in Karlshamn Sweden.  Not found.  8 pages, List 49.

STEVENS, A.B. American Consul in Melbourne writes in 1908; he left San Francisco for Melbourne in 1891, was born in New Atehns, Ill., aged 38 years and a telegraph operator. Not found. 6 pages, List 10.

STEVENS, Arthur E. Sought by wife Rhoda Mary of Leicester England, in 1915. He left 3 years ago, and hasn’t been heard of since January 1914; she had four children. He had fought in the Boer War and was a farm worker and groom. Found. 10 pages, List 8.

STEVENS, Henry Blakely.  Series of letters from father Genery of Worcester, Mass., USA, 1901. Henry ‘had a drink habit and thinking a long voyage where he could not get any liquor for 3 months would benefit him, we sent him to Freemantle, Western Australia … as soon as he got there and received his money, he started for Melbourne, and went on a debauch …’ . Henry eventually found, had been in prison under assumed name, wants nothing to do with parents.  46 pages, List 5.

STEVENS, Samuel, ex chief constable of Nottingham, wrote from West Bridgford Notts in 1900, asking if enclosed letter (not on file) re Joseph RINGROSE is correct regarding burial costs paid for by Charles WHITPAIN of Ballarat.  5 pages, List 38.

STEVENSON, Mrs Catherine, of Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband James, who left over 3 years ago, leaving her with 3 children. She has received a letter from Melbourne, signed Eva Stevenson, asking her to set her husband free as she has children by him. Police cannot locate him; receive a further letter that she has heard from her husband. 7 pages, List 7.

STEVENSON, Mrs. Catherine of Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re husband James who left 5 years ago. Photo of him enclosed. File includes letter from Eva Stevenson of South Yarra, who writes that her real name is DORAN, and that she is of a good family who think they are married. She has a girl 3 yrs and a boy of 5 months, and is 24 years old. Several letters on file. 16 pages, List 8.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

STEVENSON, Henry George, sought by wife A., c/- Mrs SUMMERSBY, Manchester England in 1911.  He left 9 years ago, was in New Zealand 6 months ago, now believed in Melbourne. He is a Freemason and uses names KING and TAYLOR.  Not found.  13 pages, List 67.

STEVENSON, Mrs. Jason, wrote from Melton Mowbray in 1897 re her brother John BENNETT, who left there in 1881.  Encloses copy of his last letter, from Bathurst in 1888.  He left a daughter behind.  Not found.  9 pages, List 25.

STEVENSON, Robert, blacksmith, left England in 1912, and failed to pay maintenance to wife and three children, two of whom are twins, who live in New Kilpatrick Parish, Bearsdon, Scotland.  Parish Council write in 1917 and he is traced.  5 pages, List 49.

STILLMAN, Mrs Ellen, Gisborne, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re husband Edward Charles, a carpenter, who went to Melbourne for work.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

STOBIE, Cyril Claude, sought by brother T.H. STOBIE of St. Margaret’s Twickenham, London, in 1916. He is 21 years, last heard of in Melbourne; found. 7 pages, List 6.

STOCKDALE, Thomas, sought by daughter Martha, Solomon Falls, New Hampshire, USA in 1895; not found.  11 pages, List 28.

STOEDERUM, Hartog, born Amsterdam 1888, has left his wife and children. Netherlands Consul in Melbourne writes; believed to be in Sydney 18 months ago. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

STONE, S.W., sought by W.R. BAUM, Milton Regis Union Workhouse,  Sittingbourne, Kent England in 1911.  He left there in 1909 and has failed to send maintenance to his wife.  Found interstate under another name. 8 pages, List 67.

STOVE, David.  Information sought in 1911 by Mrs W. Stove, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada.  5 pages, List 67.

STOYLE, Mrs. H. of Bath England, wrote in 1913 re her husband Henry, 29 years, a baker, who left two years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

STRACEY, Charles Angus alias Ronald McDONALD. Wanted in South Africa for fraud in 1917. Wife Louisa BATCHELOR found in Melbourne, and states that she married Stracey in Melbourne in 1905, then as Johnstone married him again under name of Ronald McDonald in Durban in 1911 to confuse officials. Detective Denis COMMONS and postal officer Robert Jamieson SMITH go to South Africa to give evidence. Because of the war, have to go on a navy ship. Very large file of 71 pages, but most to do with getting Smith and Commons overseas, and the costs involved. List 6.

STRACHAN, James, chemist, information sought by solicitors in Scotland in 1896.  He died in Orange NSW in 1882, was a nephew of the late Colonel RENNIE who had died in Scotland.  Copy of death certificate on file; married Amelia DOWN in London, had one child.  Police attempt to trace family.  4 pages, List 34.

STRACK, Gottlieb, son of Philip of Brunswick Germany, went to Australia in the 1850s.  Information sought by Otto CLAUS of Baltimore, USA in 1897.  Not found.  5 pages, some damaged.  List 36.

STRAUSS, Leon A., violinist, left US for Australia in 1900.  Pinkerton’s Detective Agency, San Francisco asked discreet enquiry about his circumstances in 1901.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 41.

STRONACH, Frederick Thomas, auctioneer, Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in 1905 re J.J. HARRISON who left from Dunedin to Melbourne some months ago; a watchmaker and jeweller.  Small photo on file.  5 pages, List 44.

STUART, Mrs. Annie, of Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1918 re Jack CLIVE and wife Julia nee BARRY, who left there in the late 1880s. She wants details of a girl they knew Mocine (?) ORR, who is entitled to an interest in a small estate. Not found. 4 pages, List 6.

STUART, Mrs. Annie, c/- Winchester Hotel, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1915 re husband Michael A. HYNES. They were married in 1914, but she discovered he was ‘a woman chaser’ and seeks details of his Australian background. He was a seaman, 29-35 years, parents Carl and Margaret HEINTZ supposed to be in Melbourne. Letter from his friend J.T. HIGGINS of Qld., an ‘old shipmate’ on file. Police cannot locate parents or anything about him. She is the widow of late Hon. Henry STUART, M.L.C. 21 pages, List 8.

STUART, Edmund, Bangor, Co Down Ireland, wrote in 1910 re his brother Henry, 78 years, not heard from for 25 years, was in Ballarat, then Creswick.  Found.  5 pages, List 67.

STUART, Wallace.  Came from Australia to California in 1885, gaoled for forgery for 3 years, and again for same offence in 1888, this time for 7 years.  A woman claiming to be his wife has produced papers stating he was a respected businessman in Melbourne, in an attempt to get him pardoned.  Charles AULL, warden, state prison, Represa, Sacramento Co. California, writes re authenticity of claim; found to be false.  2 pages, List 2.

STUBANS, Adolph, sought by nephew Frederick, Jersey City, USA in 1906.  He arrived c1854, last heard of at Sandridge.  Not found.  4 pages, List 31.

STUDD, George, wrote from Peniel Hall, Los Angeles in 1902, on behalf of Englishman Henry MORGAN who wanted to contact his siter Mrs. Charles DENSTON who was believed to be in Melbourne.  Her husband was a journalist.  Found.  Small religious brochure on file on conversion of Amasa THAYER, a hatter.  16 pages, List 24.

STUDHOLME, Mrs. Mary of Long Gully, Bendigo Victoria, wrote in 1912 re her husband Robert, who left in 1898. He went firstly to Western Australia, then to England on account of his father Rev. T.M. Studholme’s death at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland. He subsequently served in the Boer War. He had an aunt Miss Elizabeth BAINES and cousins Mrs. William HODGSON and Richard MASHITER. She hasn’t heard from him since 1900. 6 pages, List 12.

STURROCK, Arthur, wanted for embezzlement on bank in Ayrshire Scotland and arrested by Victorian police in 1897.  File re capture and return to Scotland.  24 pages, List 36.

SUCKLING, William, of Bureau of Public Health, Regina, Sask., Canada wrote in 1917 re brothers of that name who left Essex England about 50 years ago for Australia.  8 pages.

SUKER Arthur, artist, sent some paintings to commission agent PALMER, Melbourne to sell on his behalf.  In 1902 his wife wrote from South Devon England, asking police to check what was happening with payment.  5 pages, List 43.

SULLIVAN, Denis, of San Francisco California USA wrote in 1914 re his brother Timothy, of South Melbourne, who disappeared in April 1913, leaving a family of seven young children. His mother, six brothers and four sisters are worried; have written to his wife and got no reply. Police report family are still at South Melbourne, and the wife writes regularly to her husband’s mother in Ireland and has written to Denis but got no reply. 5 pages, List 7.

SULLIVAN, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Address sought in 1898 by niece Arabella Clementina LA MOON nee CHUTE, of Eastville, Bristol, England.  She lived with the Sullivan family in Chilwell 20 years ago.  Police find husband John had died, locate son John and mother.  12 pages, List 26.

SULLIVAN, Francis Joseph, sought by wife E., of King’s Hill, Harrismith, Orange Free State, South Africa, in 1912.  He left there for Melbourne in 1908; not found.  4 pages, List 32.

SULLIVAN, Margaret, of Boston Mass., USA wrote in 1915 re her father John O’HARE, last heard of 18 years ago in Hamilton. Two men of that name interviewed but not the right person. 5 pages, List 8.

SULLIVAN, William, Day Policeman, New York Post Office, wrote in 1902 re his sister Mary who left Cahir, Co Tipperary Ireland c1854 with a family of school teachers name PURTELL.  1 page, List 43.

SULLY, William, wrote from London, Canada in 1904 on behalf of his father in law Rev. Archibald BLUE, who left his birthplace of Glasgow twenty-one years ago.  His sister went to Melbourne and married John GILLIS.  (Reply not on file).  2 pages, List 32.

SUTCLIFFE, Mrs. E., Shaw, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1910 re daughter Jane Lilian Stodd WOOD nee BUTTERWORTH, who left Oldham for Melbourne.  Found with J. HATTERSLEY.  7 pages, List 66.

SUTCLIFFE, J.T., dentist, last heard from in Melbourne, sought by T.A.A CHAPMAN of Broadford, UK in 1895.  6 pages, List 29.

SUTHERLAND, Mrs, wrote from Butterley near Ludlow England in 1910, enquiring for her brother George Henry REYNOLDS, who came to Melbourne about 14 years ago. 5 pages, List 27.

SUTHERLAND, Peter, deaf and dumb sailor, fleeced of cash while on voyage from England to relatives in Australia in 1913.  Mrs B. WILSON of Redesdale, Kyneton and George WILSON of Sutton Grange take care of him.  7 pages, List 64.

SUTTON, C.J., farmer, Catling [?] River Otago, New Zealand, wrote in 1895 asking detail of birth of a child his wife had in 1892, probably in Melbourne.  She left him in 1891, then pregnant to – KEMP.  She used the name MANNING, and her brother was living in Brunswick then.  8 pages, List 29.

SUTTON, Stephen Robert, Littleport Cambs., cycle agent, fled bankruptcy in England in 1913 with wife and family and arrived in Melbourne.  Official bankruptcy Trustee requested information, which is supplied.  14 pages, List 64.

SVEDBER, Sven. Swedish Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1891 on behalf of relatives, regarding his deceased estate. Mrs. Christiana SCOTT of Steiglitz was his landlady. 9 pages, List 15.

SVENSSON, Andreas, wrote in Swedish from Goteborg, Sweden in 1906 re Herman LARSON.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

SWAIN, W.T., of Walham Green, Fulham London England, wrote in 1892 applying to join police force.  He was 25 years of age.  1 page.

SWAINSTON, Miss E.A. wrote from Middleston England in 1895 re her father John Harward Swainston who left there 12 years ago under the name of LIVINSTONE.  Not found.  2 pages, List 30.

SWANSEN, Charles, stowed away on a ship to Melbourne; 17 years.  Sought by his mother Margaret SWANSON, Bootle, Liverpool, England in 1909.  Not found.  10 pages, List 62.

SWANSON, A.R., The Utility Co., Spokane, Washington, USA, wrote in 1905 re Simon JOLIFF, last heard of Buninyong, c75 years.  Widow located.  7 pages, List 44.

SWANTON, Mary and Kate, Cardiff, Wales wrote in 1902: ‘we are orphans’ and asked police to find their uncles and only relatives, George Swanton and – HART. Police unsuccessful. 4 pages List 5.

SWEATLAND, Frederick Charles, sought in 1911 by cousin Miss A.A. BLADFORD, St John’s Wood, London England; in Melbourne over 20 years.  6 pages, List 68.

SWEENEY, John, confidential investigator, London, late Dept. Insp. New Scotland Yard, wrote in 1914 re Walter WOODWARD, c30 years, querying how long he had lived with Mrs. BRILL at Port and South Melbourne. Her sister Mrs. ROBINSON lives in Fitzroy, as does a cousin. Police reply that it is not their business. 2 pages, List 7

SWEENEY, Mrs. Mary, wrote from Akron Ohio USA in 1914 re her uncle Martin CARROLL. Reply states insufficient detail provided to enable search to be undertaken. 2 pages, List 7.

SWEET, James, sought by mother Margaret, who wrote from Pendelton, Manchester UK in 1895.  He is 20-30 years old, was in Tasmania in 1890, Victoria in 1892; not found.  10 pages and photo.  List 28.

SWIFT, Joseph, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth, wrote in 1915 re his wife Nellie who left him and their children and ran off  to Melbourne with Ernest F. BARTHOLOMEW, a naval outfitter, by whom she was pregnant.  Traced, she tells police she wants to get away from Bartholomew because of his cruelty, and they and the Salvation Army help her to do so.  She went into domestic service, then asked police to fund her return to England, which is refused.  This is a very detailed file. 26 pages, List 54.

SWIFT, Lieut. Joseph, RN, wrote from Malta in 1920 re his wife, who ran off in 1915 with – BARTHOLOMEW, leaving him with their three children, and Bartholomew’s wife with five. She had twins on board ship, but they both died. She was subsequently charged with robbery. He seeks details of her present whereabouts as he wants a divorce. 7 pages, List 14.

SWINDELLS, Mrs Annie, sought by brother James ASHWORTH, Huddersfield, Yorkshire England, in 1909.  Found.  5 pages, List 60.

SYKES, Mrs Minnie of Doncaster England, wrote a series of letters in 1915 re her husband Robert, who deserted 3 years ago for Australia. He sent money for the first year, but not since. She wrote to his landlady, informing her of the situation, and preventing him marrying her daughter. He is 30 and a painter. Robert was found by police and offered to send money for her passage, but she refused. 17 pages, List 8.

SYMES, William Crouch, sought by solicitors BENSON, CARPENTER & CO., Bristol England, in 1895.  He was living in Melbourne in 1891, would now be c30years old.  The enquiry was in connection with James CROUCH deceased.  9 pages, List 31.

SYMONDS, F., Hillside, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re uncle William EWERS who hasn’t answered recent letters.  Police find he has died, executor informed of enquiry.  5 pages, List 31.

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TAIPANE, Hape, Arowhenua Pah, Temuka New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re son who was travelling with Wirth’s Circus in Australia and wished to return home. 6 pages, List 62.

TAIT, William A., of Jersey City, New Jersey USA, wrote in 1908 re his brother John, who left Ireland c1858, when aged about 25 years, and opened a hotel in Melbourne. He hasn’t heard from him in 25 years. Police check every Tait in Melbourne, but fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

TALLIS, W.H., wrote from Royal Palace Hotel Atlantic City USA in 1900 re brother A.A. Tallis, said to be in East Melbourne, but not heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

TANK, Ludwig, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1906 re brother Frederick, not heard from for nearly 30 years.  Found.  7 pages, List 55.  [Surname may be KANK]

TANNER, Frank Victor, 30 years, sought by his mother Mrs. A. Tanner, Rochester, Kent, England, in 1916.  He and his wife Mary Gertrude were last from him in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

TARBURN, Mary Ann wrote from Paisley Scotland in 1892 re her husband George, a cab driver, who left there seven years ago and has not been heard of for some years; believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 2.

TATE, Robert P., wrote from Cash Creek, Ashcroft, B.C., in 1906 re joining police, was in Nth of Ireland Yeomanry.  3 pages, List 29.

TAYLOR, Archie Waler, wrote from Featherston New Zealand in 1917 re his wife Alice May nee SPRY, daughter of Fanny, who he hasn’t seen for two years.  Report states he had been in gaol under name POLLOCK.  17 pages, List 50.

TAYLOR, H.A., wrote from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1912, asking police to find his family; he has lost trace due to a fire destroying his papers.  He was born in Geelong, his father E.W. died c1906 in Melbourne, and his siblings are William Edward, Benjamin Bell and, Elizabeth Helen; one brother is a reporter.  Family found.  10 pages, List 32.

TAYLOR, James, died Colvinsby Victoria in 1876; widow sought by Melbourne solicitors in 1895, last heard of living in Ararat with daughter.  Found, now the wife of Hugh GARDAN.  7 pages, List 30.

TAYLOR, Lillian May, sought by mother Mary FORMBY of Liverpool, 1901.  She was sent to her aunt Mrs. WILSON of Williamstown some months ago, mother had not heard since.  5 pages, List 5.

TAYLOR, Mrs. Sarah, wrote from Camberwell London England in 1897 re her husband Thomas.  She has received news that he attempted suicide in 1896 and was placed in a Melbourne hospital.  He had been a seaman on the Perthshire and was addicted to drink.  10 pages, List 20.

TAYLOR, William, of San Rafael, California, USA, wrote in 1907 re his brother Thomas and sister Mrs. M. GALLAGHER.  He left them in Melbourne in 1904; found.  7 pages, List 18.

TAYLOR, William, left wife S.G. at Stockport, England in 1903 for Sydney, after agreeing to pay maintenance.  In 1905 she wrote to police department as he had stopped paying; traced, he resumes maintenance.  In 1911 H.J. ROBINSON of Stockport wrote on her behalf, requesting return of personal property as he had died.  22 pages, List 68.

TEAGUE, G. of Blackfriars Works, Salford, Manchester England, wrote in 1914 re his 25 year old relative Norman WREN, who sailed for Melbourne some months before and had not been heard from since. Not found. 6 pages, List 10.

TEAL, John William, sought by son Edward, Sutton Cross Hills via Keighley England in 1910 to settle grandmother’s estate. The writer’s mother took out a maintenance order against him, but his mother paid his fare to Australia, 23 years ago.  He is a monumental mason but believed sheep shearing.  The writer is the only child of the marriage and believes others have taken the grandmother’s money.  Not found.  9 pages, List 65.

TEHAN, Mrs Thomas, St Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1908 re her brother Patrick BARRY, born Killarney Co Kerry, left in 1861 for Melbourne c22 years, involved in the timber business. Their parents were Patrick and Ellen nee ROBERTS.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

TELFORD, E.R., watchmaker, Dumfries, Scotland, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Matthew MUNRO, contractor, who was accidentally killed at Ballarat in 1899; no record of death.  5 pages, List 39.

TEMPLETON, James sought by sister in Edinburgh in 1920; she enquires through YMCA.  8 pages, List 24.

TENNANT, John, engineer, sought by brother in law Henry REID, spirit merchant, Glasgow, in 1896; he hadn’t answered letters.  Found. 7 pages, List 34.

TEWKSBURY, Sidney J.B., newsagent, Hotel del Monte, Monterey, California USA wrote in 1899 to Lord Mayor of Melbourne, who passed letter to police.  He was trying to locate his sister Annie WILSON, daughter of a Dr. WILSON of Australia who had died several years ago.  Annie had married Richard WRIGHT and lived in Melbourne about seven years ago.  The WIGGINS name was mentioned in letters from her.  24 pages, including a listing of all A. Wright entries in Victorian directory.

THALMOND, Francois.  Russian Consul enquires in 1883 on behalf of niece Therese KOSLOWSKI.  16 pages, List 52.

THOM, A.G., born Aberdeen Scotland, went to Australia c1854, not heard of for 20 years, was then in Melbourne.  Information sought in 1909 by daughter M.A. WILSON, Warley, Birmingham, England.  Not found.  6 pages, List 59.

THOMAS, Mary of Swansea South Wales wrote in 1894 re her son George, ‘years since he left home … would like to hear from him before I depart this life …’.  2 pages List 4.

THOMAS, R.J., County Surveyor, Buckinghamshire England, wrote in 1894 on behalf of mother of Hilmar de Wahlien AGA, a Norwegian, who had been in Melbourne for many years.  She was dying.  12 pages, List 4.

THOMPSON, Ada of Richmond Victoria wrote in 1915, asking for help in getting a maintenance order, issued nearly three years ago, complied with. She has a four year old child. Her husband John Hutchinson Thompson is an engineer in work at Gateshead England. Police write to English police, who find that he is living with his married sister Mrs. MILBURN and his reluctance to pay maintenance. 7 pages, List 8.

THOMPSON, Albert E., of Baltimore MD, USA, wrote in 1893 re William ALDWELL’s family.  Thompson wrote on behalf of his mother Selina, who is a first cousin.  1 page.

THOMPSON, Archibald, sought by niece Mrs MUNRO, Port Buchan, Broxburn, Linlithgow Scotland, in 1911.  He was a native of Edinburgh, a snuff manufacturer.  Not found.  4 pages, List 66.

THOMPSON, John of Southall Green, Middlesex England, wrote in 1892, applying to join police force.  He was 31 years, had been in the Metropolitan Police London for nearly 11 years; copies of 3 references on file.  4 pages.

THOMPSON, John of Toronto Canada wrote in 1896 re Richard VERNON born 1786, may have been transported from England to Australia.  In 1869 someone advertised for his relatives.  Thompson’s mother is a joint legatee with Richard.  4 pages, incomplete file.

THOMPSON, Joseph M., of Burley, Cassia, Idaho, USA, wrote in 1917 re his uncle Robert or Michael WALKER, who emigrated from England to Australia many years ago, with an ‘Englishman of wealth who took men and all kinds of supplies for colonizing a new county. My uncle raised a large family … eldest son killed by a mad bull …’. Walker’s sister Elizabeth, now deceased is his mother, also had an aunt Ellen and a grandfather Walker, who lived in Tollington, Norfolk England. Reply states information too vague. 2 pages. List 6

THOMPSON, Mary.  J.R. LUNDON, solicitor, of Auckland New Zealand, wrote a detailed letter in 1906 regarding the death of this woman in the Immigrants Home in Melbourne in 1886.  He sought confirmation that she was the same person as a woman who arrived in Victoria with her family in 1856, (maiden name CAMERON), married and subsequently left her family in New Zealand.  His client is a daughter.  8 pages, List 19.

THOMSON, Jessie G. of Gowan St. Arbroath Scotland, wrote in 1899 re her son Stewart G. Thomson. She had given him money to set up in business but he had wasted it. Her last letter returned from G.P.O. 6 pages, List 17.

THOMSON, John Erskine (Dr.)  Information sought by his wife Louie, who wrote several letters from Paris, France between 1901 – 1905; he is living with another woman as his wife.  He is traced to various places.  59 pages, List 44.

THORN/THORNE, Edmund Paulus Niels, a Dane, died in Shanghai, China in 1920.  Danish Consul there writes trying to contact relatives.  Woman with whom Thorn/Thorne was living has not produced marriage certificate, but claims he was born in Melbourne in 1882 and has a son named Edwin.  8 pages.

THORPE, Frank or Frank Thorpe LINDSAY. New Scotland Yard UK, wrote in 1913 regarding three letters they had received from him. He was working on a ship, is separated from his wife and three children, and had formerly been in a lunatic asylum. Philip DONOVAN is mentioned in connection with his wife. 6 pages, List 15.

THORPE, Jabez, sought by Gloster S. WHITE, printer and publisher, Bathurst, in 1897.  His 84 year father is Thorpe’s cousin and only relative in the colonies.  Not heard from for 7 years.  5 pages, List 36.

THORPE, Thomas, wrote in 1917 re his son John George Thorpe, 20 yrs and single, who had arrived in Melbourne in 1914 and hadn’t been heard of since. Found by police. Photo and 7 pages. (See comment about photographic reproduction costs in introduction.)

THORPE, William, sought by father W., Plaistow, London England, in 1913.  He was last heard of in Gippsland 20 years ago; hasn’t answered letters.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

THURSFIELD, Mrs., of Congleton, Cheshire England wrote in 1892 re her sister Mrs. GUNNING who was living near Bairnsdale Victoria.  5 pages, List 2.

THURSTON, William and John, sought by Annie FOSBERRY, Gravesend Kent England in 1907, on behalf of their father Thomas who had met “with a very Bad accident”.  William was a butcher, born Williamstown, John born Gippsland.  Police established that Thomas married a widow, Rachel SMITH, and the two were her sons from a previous marriage.  Found, they state that he cleared out some years ago, and decline to help.  9 pages, List 56.

THYNAN, Mrs. Thomas.  Chief of Police, Montreal, Canada, wrote on her behalf in 1893; she was anxious about her brother Richard HAND.  5 Pages.

TIBBLE, Mrs. E., of Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re her husband who deserted three months ago. He was a cook and baker, native of London and 48 years of age. 5 pages, List 14.

TICKEL, James, sought by sister Lydia WILLIAMS of North Monagan, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He left Beaworthy, Devonshire c57 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 31.

TICKLE, Thomas, sought by sister Charlotte HARRISON, Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894.  Believed to be in Castlemaine.  Not found.  2 pages, List 30.

TIDY, Jane, widow of Edward, accidentally killed near Auckland New Zealand in 1897.  Was a hotel proprietor in Rochester.  William BROWN of Brown & McCullach, Melbourne, her confidential agent, seeks details.  Copy of inquest on file.  12 pages, List 25.

TIERNEY, William, sought by sister Mrs Thomas SUTTON, Bilboa, Co Carlow Ireland in 1911.  Was in police force 30 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

TILBURY, W., West Croydon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1905 for information on William CHURCHER, believed living in Melbourne.  5 pages, List 47.

TILLICH, Andreas.  Austro Hungarian Consul in Melbourne wrote re him in 1907, not found.  15 pages, List 23.

TIMBS, Frank, clerk, 22 years, described, ran away from parents. W.L. CHRYSTAL, Christchurch New Zealand, asks discreet enquiry in 1909.  Not found.  9 pages, List 41.

TIMMONS, E.J., Chief of Police, New Rochelle, New York USA, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Samuel CLUXTON who left Ireland and was supposed to have died in Australia in the 1850s. 2 pages, List 18.

TIPP, Mrs A. of Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1907, giving details below.  She was placed in the Industrial School when 7 years old.  There were three daughters, Mrs ARTHUR, Mrs DONLAN and herself.  7 pages, List 57.

TIPP, Mrs A. of Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1908. She was born in Rokewood 43 years ago, her parents being Andrena and William MAY. She is entitled to a share in her late mother’s estate. Police report that her mother left her assets to her grandchildren. 4 pages, List 13.

TIRONI, Nikolaus.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consulate in 1906; was from Dalmatia.  4 pages, List 19 .

TOBIN, Edmond and late John.  Chicago Detective Bureau USA wrote in 1909 seeking details of their families.  Edmond’s children were Ellen, Margaret, Minnie, Julia, Michael, Edward and Nora.  John’s were Ellen, Daniel, Nora and Johanna.  5 pages, List 61.

TOBIN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother John WILLIAMS, born in Crook, Passage East County Waterford Ireland, whom she last heard from 35-36 years ago.  He would be 50-60 years of age, and owned some boats ‘that used to go up and down the Canal.’  3 pages, List 4.

TOBIN, Joanna, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, wrote in 1918 re her father Martin’s uncle Martin Tobin, twice married, had  daughters.  Some Tobin members contacted, but not found.  9 pages, List 55.

TODD, William.  Local vicar of Castle Eden, County Durham England, writes in 1892 re Todd, two years ago living in Melbourne.  His parents are anxious to hear from him.  6 pages, List 2.

TODHUNTER, Ada of Liverpool England wrote in 1919 re her husband Thomas, who had deserted her and their three children over two years.  He was a marine fireman aged 45 years.  5 pages.

TOGNOLINI, Antonio, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915, on behalf of relatives in Italy. He was born c1855 and has lived in Australia for many years, is not identical with a person of that name who died in 1912. Police find a woman who lived with him is now living with PAROVACINA in the Mallee area, but Tognolini is not found. 14 pages, List 8.

TOLLEY, Charles H., Buffalo, New York, wrote in 1918, giving personal details and asking if he is likely to be able to get employment in Victoria.  He was a metal polisher.  5 pages, List 50.

TOLLEY, Edward Albert.  Several letters in 1907 from solicitors Kennedy & Lusk, Napier New Zealand, urging prosecution of him for bigamy in Victoria, but his wife withdraws guarantee of paying expenses, and the case now proceeds.  22 pages, List 55.

TOLLITT, Joseph, Liverpool England, wrote in 1908 re father Joseph, a slater and plasterer, who left there c26 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 59.

TOMBLIN, Joseph.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1906 re this person, also known as Benjamin OTWAY, who was sought for the murder in London of Florence SAUNDERS in 1897.  He was believed to have returned to the Colonies, was formerly at St. Arnaud.  His wife was found there and interviewed, but the offender was not found.  4 pages, List 19.

TOMES, Captain H.E. Sought in 1913 by Rev. A. Lamble [?] on behalf of wife and family in Ireland. He arrived c3 years ago, drinks heavily. Found. 12 pages, List 14.

TOMLINSON, Mrs. of Preston, Lancashire England wrote in 1915 re her daughter Agnes Gwendoline, who left there in 1912 and wrote she had married Frank Joseph WILLIAMS, but they hadn’t heard from her for two years. ‘She is our only daughter … Oh sir do please find out what has happened to her …’. Police find her living with Williams, a married man, his wife is about to bring divorce proceedings, but do not tell parents of her exact circumstances. 14 pages, List 8.

TOMLINSON, Ralph, Dorchester, Boston USA, in 1907 sought his details of his uncle Robert  who went to Australia 1844, believed died in the 1860s, leaving a large estate. No trace. 4 pages, List 57.

TOMLINSON, Thomas of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1906 re Jeremiah CHICKEY who left Leeds c50 years ago for Tasmania and was now supposed to be in Melbourne; he was about 80 years old.  Tomlinson wrote on behalf of Chickey’s niece.  4 pages.

TOMS, James, Otahuhu, Auckland New Zealand, asks for report on sister Mrs. Kate WATT of North Melbourne in 1902.  Her husband Adam has a drinking problem etc.  10 pages, List 42.

TOPHAM, Mrs. M. of Harehills, Leeds, Yorkshire, wrote in 1914 re her husband Fred, who has been in Melbourne a year, in the clothes trade. Police locate him. 4 pages, List 7.

TOUSSAINT, John H.A. Steenstra, ex coffee planter in Java, in 1909 at the Hague, Holland, wrote seeking family details of his uncle Pybo Karel Sjourd Steenstra Toussant, born 1824.  Not found.  7 pages, List 62.

TOWNSEND, Patrick, sought by niece Mrs Julia WALSH, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA in 1908.  He was born in Co Kilkenny Ireland and left in 1864.  Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

TRACEY, Charles, sought by Mrs. J. BARNES, Cape Town South Africa in 1914. He was late chief steward of the S.S. South Africa which trades between there and Melbourne. She is the widow of the late Sub Inspector Barnes. Not found. 6 pages, List 14.

TRAIN, John H. of Los Angeles, wrote in 1897 re his brother Francis J. and wife Annie, both of whom accused each other of misbehaviour.  Police find she is living with a man named DAWSON.  8 pages, List 18.

TRAIN, Robert of Denver Colorado wrote in 1892 re his brother Francis Joseph, aged 24 years.  Their uncles were William and Robert Francis.  4 pages.

TRASK, Mrs. of London England wrote in 1902 re brother Henry HOPWOOD, then aged about 60 years, and whether his children were legitimate as he lived with several women.  16 pages, some torn.

TRAVERS, Jessie Louisa, of Wimbledon London England, wrote in 1914 re her son Arthur Percival Travers, who left England in 1913 with friend Leslie Stewart Langley FRASER; she has not heard from him. Fraser found, but not Travers. 8 pages and photo, List 7. See introduction re photo costs.

TRONSEN, Andreas/Andrew, born Drammen, Norway, left there in the 1860s for England, where he was known as Peter ERIKSON.  In 1909 his brother Karl M. Tronsen, Milwaukee, USA, asked police to find him.  Their mother and sister Petra had died.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

TROTTER, Frank R., wrote from Seattle USA in 1896 re Henry L. Trotter, born Co. Meath Ireland, living in Melbourne ‘a good many years.’ Not found.  6 pages, List 34.

TROTTER, John C.S.  Wrote to relatives in Edinburgh Scotland in 1897, claiming to be very ill and asking financial help for his wife and four children.  They contact solicitors who write asking confirmation; police advise he died of consumption.  8 pages, List 25.

TRUAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from St. Just Falmouth Cornwall in 1895 re her brother John ROBINS, who left 43 years ago; she has heard nothing since.  2 pages, List 28.

TUCKER, Albert J. of Hintham/Flintham, Newark on Trent, Notts, England, wrote in 1894 re John HARRIS of Exeter England.  Harris was a farmer in 1868; Tucker writes on behalf of John’s sister, Elizabeth TUCKER.  5 Pages, List 4.

TUCKER, Anthony, Captain 1st Cheshire Regiment Bombay India, wrote in 1892 re W.H. OSMAND who left England in 1887.  3 pages.

TUCKER, Charles Edward, sought by mother Eliza of Fairfield South, Kingston on Thomas, England in 1900. She wrote on black bordered paper. He left for Melbourne 12 years ago, and she hasn’t heard in a long time. Found. 3 pages, List 13.

TUCKER, Eliza, wrote from Fairfield South Kingston in 1901, has not heard from her son Charles for some months.  Found, has a business in Lonsdale Street.  3 pages, List 39.

TUCKER, Eliza, 91 years, Bayswater, London England, wrote in 1911, has not heard from son Charles for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 69.

TUCKER, John L., Mortimer, north of England, went to Toronto with wife in 1852 and left for the Australian goldfields in 1854, leaving behind a daughter, to whom he wrote c1866.  Hasn’t been heard from again.  In 1903 C.R. BAUM of Minneapolis, Minnesota, wrote seeking him.  His mother in law is the daughter.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

TUCKER, Thomas. Sought by mother Louisa of Southville, Bristol England. He arrived in Aust. c2 years ago, was a sailor aged 27 yrs. Police found a person of the same name, aged 55yrs, who thinks he’s an uncle. 10 pages, List 6.

TUDBALL, Amos James, sought by daughter E. Tudball, Washford, Taunton, Somerset England in 1906.  He left there 30 years ago for Australia; she and her mother joined him, but returned after he got into trouble.  8 pages, List 50/

TUGWELL, James, private detective, Brighton England, wrote in 1902, advising that his brother Henry embezzled money in Melbourne some years prior and is now living in Sutton, Surrey and well off.  Police find a warrant was issued in 1887, but the company is in liquidation and no-one is interested in a prosecution.  James claims he also is owed money.  7 pages, List 43.

TUNNICLIFFE, W., Stepney, London, wrote in 1908 re his aunt Mrs Ann SUMMONS, who had a hotel at Echuca 20 years ago; she is his mother’s sister.  She visited London and took his 17 year old sister Emma back to Australia with her, she would now be about 35 years.  Found.  9 pages, List 57.

TURA, Battista. Sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1920; had arrived c40 years before. Found. 6 pages, List 9.

TURLEY, Robert, 30 years, born Glasgow, hairdresser, left wife Agnes in 1913 and failed to send maintenance.  In 1915 the Glasgow Parish Council wrote, and he promised to send money, but still hadn’t done so by 1917.  13 pages, List 49.

TURNER, C.J. Ribton, wrote from Upper Norwood London England in 1893, re W.J. BURNHAM alias J.W. ALVAN, to Assistant Commissioner of Police, New Scotland Yard,London.  Burnham deserted his wife there and went to Australia; his wife is sister in law to Mr. SARGENT, agent for the Marquis of Northampton in Warwickshire.  They suspect Burnham has committed bigamy.  Victorian police find he is living with a Mrs. WEDGE, who is the daughter of Charles FRIEND, one time police magistrate in Tasmania, and whose husband divorced her for adultery with HODGSON.  21 pages, List 3.   Couple still living in Victoria in 1894, when Pastor Allan W. WEBB asks if bigamy is true, as they are in his congregation.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 18.

TURNER, Isabella, Aspen Grove, Lodge Lane, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1911 re her cousin James ROBERTSON, who had emigrated to the Australian goldfields prior to 1850, and was last heard from c1862.  He had a brother John and a sister Isabella CAMERON in Aberdeen, Scotland.  File lists all James Robertson entries located.  14 pages.

TURNER, Mrs. R.A., Rogers Hill, Worcester England, wrote in 1901 re her son Harry A. Turner, a baker, whom she had not heard from in over 3 years; found in Ballarat.  10 pages, List 4A

TYLER, Fannie L. of San Francisco.  Wrote to brother George in 1884; she was married with school age children.  Among a loose collection of folded pieces of paper, which included a letter to the Mayor of Melbourne from John C. MacDougall, stating that the bearer ‘who was connected with the press but has lost his hearing’ was in need of help.  Also included is a printed flyer for the American Novelty Co. of Eastern Arcade, and a collection of pencilled advertising slogans and poems.  No file, just the above pieces of paper.  List 18.

TYLER, Mrs. T.G., nee Kate Eliza HANN; information sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, on behalf of Mr. J. HOWES of Feltham, Middlesex England in 1919. Found. 6 pages, List 17.

TYRRELL, Elizabeth Clydesdale, of Dracut Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother David CLYDESDALE, a native of Paisley Scotland, who was in Melbourne c30 years ago.  3 pages, List 4.

TYRRELL, F.R. St Lawrence, District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Callooney, Co. Sligo, Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his brother Markham TYRRELL, then in Australia, who had served as a naval cadet and as 2nd officer on a ship, but was addicted to drink.  13 pages. TYRRELL, Joseph, wrote from Ballymahon, Co. Westmeath Ireland in 1895 re his brother James, who left there for Australia 7 years ago, would now be 27 years old.  Has heard he has been killed; confirmed and details provided.  5 pages, List 28.

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ULLMO, Lucien.  French Consul, Melbourne, wrote confidential letter in 1906 asking surveillance; he was 35-40 years and from a good family; ‘suffers from mental derangement’ is a danger to his countrymen.  8 pages, List 55.

UNMACK, Rev. Edward Carl. Chief Constable of Surrey, Guildford Surrey England, wrote in 1916 regarding him. He was rector of West Horsley Surrey, and claimed to be Australian born, but his parents are German. Encloses copies of birth and baptismal certificates and asks authenticity. Police report confirms certificates and details Unmack history of two brothers, one of whom was Edward’s father. 13 pages, List 6.

UREN, Edward of Penzance Cornwall England wrote in 1903 re Frederick William and George John THOMAS, both about 74 years, living near Bendigo.  6 pages.

USNER, Dorothy, came to Australia with Nat. Goodwin Theatrical Company, but had a falling out with them and left.  She had some nude photographs taken by FALKE in Melbourne.  Chief of Police and Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco both write seeking copies of photos for a forthcoming court case in 1899.   7 pages, List 37.

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VALGEM/VALGENE, Jene, wrote in 1892 from Helena Montana Territory USA re joining the Victorian police force.  He has travelled twice over the USA and Europe, and has worked as a detective.  Reply was to be directed to C/- D. SCHNAKENBERG, New York City, USA.  2 pages, List 2.

VALIOS, Tasi, Greek, 35 years, electrician, left wife Mary A. nee RUSSELL and children Marie and Nicholas in Glasgow in 1914 and came to Australia with – SHEPHERD, cinematograph entertainer.  In 1917 the Parish of Glasgow write asking police to trace him; has not sent maintenance since 1916, and the children are in their care. This is a very detailed file.  28 pages, List 50.

VANCE, Mrs A.E., Sioux City, Iowa USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Len J. LAUGHLIN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

VAN DYK, Berend.  Consul General for Netherlands wrote in 1908 re this person who was a tailor aged about 80 years.  His family in Holland had not heard from him for some time.  9 pages.  List 5

VAN HECK, Edith, of Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her husband’s activities in Melbourne; wants to take him to court for lack of maintenance. 4 pages, List 14.

VAN WYK, Mrs. Annie, Observatory, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re only brother Willie WILLIAMS, ship’s crew, left there in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

VAUGHAN, Frank of Calgarry, Alberta, Canada deserted his wife in 1915 and sailed for Australia with Alice POTTS.  Mrs. Vaughan and children left destitute.  Frank Vaughan was then aged 53 and had been a soldier and a freemason.  Alice Potts was 23 years.  File covers a period from 1916-1918.  21 pages.

VEALE, R.R., Sheriff of Contra Cost Co., Martinez, California, wrote in 1903 re Jerry O’MEARA who, with his family arrived in Antioch, California from Madera c1900 and purchased a property.  He then took a trip home to Ireland and has not returned.  Family informed he had gone to Australia; photos on file.  4 pages, List 2.

VEASEY, John.  Philip Baudinet, Mayor and Chief of Police, St. Helier’s Jersey, Channel Islands, wrote in 1901 re Veasey.  His wife and family are destitute and he was entitled to money from the Will of an uncle, John LAURENS, formerly M.L.A. in Victoria, and should be supporting them.  He was working as a gardener in Toorak.  Police interview Veasey, who states that his solicitor paid his wife’s debts of 40 pounds last year, and a daughter’s music lessons and he ‘is not prepared to make any provision for his wife or family, they must look out for themselves, he left them through his wife’s extravagance, which was keeping him always in debt … has no money at present, and even if he had, he would not send them one penny …’.  4 pages, List 5.

VEITCH, Walter G., wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1904 re his brother Robert L., who was born in Exeter.  Had seen report of a death, was it him – no.  4 pages, List 22.

VENNER, Frank, Royal Army Medical Corps, France, wrote in 1916 seeking his brother Alexander George; found.  Original letter not on file.  6 pages, List 55.

VENNING, John.  Anonymous letter received from England in 1911, alleging wife is immoral, gives family history etc.  Police interview family who say they have received similar letters; all from John, who is delusional.  A very detailed report.  11 pages, List 65.

VILVINS, John W. wrote from Gore, Southland, New Zealand re his father of the same name, in 1896, and requested further details in 1898. His daughter was married to – ALEXANDER. [Spelling of name not clear, could be VELVINS] 12 pages

VINCENT, George, wrote from Pentridge Gaol to the French Consul in Melbourne in 1895, asking for assistance as he was French.  He was convicted of forgery.  19 pages, List 29.

VINCENT, William.  Sought by mother Mrs. M. of Vancouver in 1899.  He left there as a seaman, hasn’t been heard of in 15 months.  Police find he served a prison term.  12 pages, List 23.

VINEY, Mary, of Carlton Victoria asks police for help in 1900. Her husband Walter Kyrke Viney left in 1892 for England, in connection with a legacy, and she hasn’t heard from him since. English police interview James KRYKE and report result. 5 pages, List 13.

VINICK, Phillip of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1914 re Robert VINICK.  3 pages.

VIVIAN, R.E., Bredlington, Yorkshire, wrote in 1903, asking for confidential report on his wife and unnamed brother who were living in Fitzroy.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 47.

VOLKER, Margaret, widow, wrote in German from Wurzburg, Bayern, re her son Robert, born 1866 and went to Tasmania in 1885/6.  7 pages, List 3.

VOLKER, Robert.  Brother Luise wrote in German from Bavaria in 1898; he was born 1866, went to Tasmania c1885.  7 pages, List 20.

VON FURSTENBERG, Mr. German Consul in Melbourne provides letter of introduction in 1891; he has served in Prussian Calvary. 1 page, List 15.

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WADDELL, William, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1917 on behalf of the aged mother of Alexander LITTLEJOHN, who left there in 1882 for Queensland, and was last heard of in Victoria in 1886. Various Littlejohns are interviewed, but none are the correct person. 5 pages, List 11.

WADDINGTON, Beatrice M. (Miss), wrote from Katoomba New South Wales, in 1894 re Thomas BEESON or BEASON, who left England in 1868 with a Mr. DYSON.  Asks his address.  1 page, List 4.

WADHAM, W.J. of West Disbury, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 on behalf of mother of E.A. Wadham, who was 78 years of age, and hadn’t heard from her daughter for some time.  ‘Is she leading a chaste life?’.  Police find she was married to – GRANT, but left him for another man (McDONALD) a seaman, but they were no longer together.  Daughter responds to police questions ‘because a woman does not choose to live with her husband is no reason why she should be branded a bad character…’.  14 pages.  List 5.

WAGNER, C.L., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905.  He has been sending money to his grandfather George MORLEY who lives with J.E. PARRY at South Melbourne, but he doesn’t seem to have received the latest money sent.  Report on grandfather.  6 pages, List 44.

WAGNER, Fletcher Bernard, sought by US Consul in 1909.  He left the US in 1905, 23 years, black complexion, spoke several languages.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

WAGNER, Heinrich. German Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1910. Heinrich had married Hannah MUSCHIALLI in Melbourne, and they had two children, Richard and Hannah, but the marriage was unhappy, and he had taken them to Germany in 1896, where they were adopted by their aunt. She would like a confidential report on their mother. 4 pages, List 14.

WAGNER, Johann Karl Justus, born Felzberg, Kreis Melzon, Hessen Germany, c1846, left c28 years ago, from London, a baker.  Sought in 1899 by sister Mary MUELLER.  A cousin, C. SCHMIDT says believes interstate.  Found.  15 pages, List 36.

WAGNER, Marie, St. Mande, Paris, wrote in 1915 re her husband John George, a Prussian.  He left there 16 years ago, and is believed to be living with his first wife’s sister Tecla SMETZ in Melbourne.  Marie wanted a divorce as she was worried she’d be placed in a concentration camp.  21 pages, List 54.

WAIN, Mrs Frederick, enquired for by William CRAWFORD, Shettleston Glasgow in 1911; last heard of at Fitzroy.  Found.  11 pages, List 69.

WAINE, Richard.  Wrote from Calgary Canada in 1914 re his brother J.S. who was in Melbourne.  Richard had cabled money for his return, but he had not arrived.  4 pages, List 2.

WAITS, Catherine of Liverpool England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Grace, married to a Mr. SMITH of Smith St. Police interview Grace’s son Terrance in Fitzroy. 4 pages, List 7.

WAKE, Florence Louise, wrote from London UK in 1897 re a newspaper report on a Henry Wake, a visitor from Qld to Melbourne, who was arrested for drunkenness.  She asks if it is her brother Henry Louis Frederick Daniel Wallis, whom she hasn’t seen for ten years.  She gives some family details.  Police report it was Charles Wake, a butcher, and not her brother.  11 pages, List 36.

WAKELIN, Alice, New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Edward J. KING of Geelong who had been sending maintenance for his illegitimate child.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 54.

WAKELIN, Oliver, deserted wife Fannabella and ten year old child in Martinborough New Zealand, claiming had ‘found Pastures New’.  They formerly conducted the local hotel.  Not found.  5 pages, List 45.

WALBOURN, Mrs William, Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1923, seeking her husband’s relatives.  Found.  6 pages, List 70.

WALKER, Eliza nee FOX, sought in 1911 by youngest sister Mrs Theresa MUNRO, who has recently arrived in Toronto.  Eliza left Dundee for Melbourne in 1878.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

WALDIE, A.B. Solicitors in New Plymouth New Zealand write on his behalf in 1911. He and his wife separated in 1907. He has heard she has died in Melbourne and seeks confirmation. Included on file is a letter from his relative in Scotland. 7 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Ada of Ulverston, Lancashire England, wrote a number of letters from 1916-1919 re her husband George, a boilermaker, who was in Australia and not supporting her and their three children. C.W. Dean, Clerk to the Guardians, also wrote. 19 pages, List 16.

WALKER, Charles William, a baker, sought by wife M. of Connifton Crossing, G.T.R. Station, Belleville, Ontario Canada in 1895; he left England 4 years ago; she is left with 6 children to support.  Found.  4 pages, List 28.

WALKER, David, c60 years, last heard of at Wagga Wagga, sought by brother W.B. Walker, Kroonstad, Orange River Colony, South Africa in 1910.  David left Dumbarton police in 1870s for Australia.  Not found.  12 pages, List 62.

WALKER, E.W. c/- Messrs Hanson & Orth, London, England, wrote in 1909 re his aunt Mrs Elizabeth M. BATTERSBY of St Kilda.  She is being cared for by Miss Mary CAWLEY; he thinks she is delusional.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 59.

WALKER, George S., Soldier Avenue, Younloville, Napa Co. California USA, wrote in 1897 re his sister Mary WALKER who left London in 1852 with a man named PICKETT.  She is due for a legacy, and he needs confirmation of her death or otherwise.  Another sister still lives in London.  11 Pages, List 4A.

WALKER, Miss L.A., King’s Norton, Birmingham England, wrote in 1916.  She is an inventor and has found that William Emanuel NAUNTON and Thomas Clark PALMER have patented her ‘new music system’,  Quite detailed letter.  11 pages, List 55.

WALKER, Lizzie, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother William O., aged c38 years; she is 26 years.  2 pages, List 3.

WALKER, Robert, wrote from Rangiora New Zealand re reported death of Samuel James Walker, shot by his son Joseph in 1912.  Asks is it his first cousin who was born in Portadown Co Armagh Ireland, and went to Canada.  Police confirm it is.  4 pages, List 32.

WALKER, Rose (nee McDONALD) of Ekehatina New Zealand wrote in 1907 re her uncle Alexander McDONALD who died in Kyneton Victoria recently.  4 pages, List 2.

WALL, Abraham, and sister Charlotte (late Mrs Henry NORMAN) sought in 1911 by brother Charles, Chicago USA.  They went to Australia c40 yeasr ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

WALL, Henry Charles, 18yrs, arrived Melbourne 1913, sought by father Henry of Manor Park, Essex England in 1914. Found. 5 pages, List 7.

WALLACE, John, of Hamilton Scotland NB, wrote in 1892 seeking details of his deceased brother James.  Police report he died a pauper, in gaol hospital; was born Lanark.  4 pages, List 2.

WALLACE, John, Glasgow, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Catherine HUNTER nee CROOKS, whose husband Hugh was a fireman on board ship and left it at Melbourne some years ago.  She has heard he intends to remarry.  Police establish he had married Harriet KAHMANN.  5 pages, List 55.

WALLBURTON, P.C., wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1902 regarding the death of his brother Robert.  9 pages, List 21. WALMSLEY, George, sought by wife Gertrude of Wagon Drift Farm, Perseverance near Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony in 1910.  He deserted her and their 3 children in 1908.   They lived in Germiston South Africa, he is a book-keeper, 31 years.  His family lives in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 27.

WALLER, Edward Walker, sought by unnamed wife, Southend on Sea, Essex, England, in 1909.  He was an engineer; not found.  Original letter not on file and some pages damaged.  4pages, List 60.

WALPOLE, Jonathon, Tralee, Co Kerry, wrote in 1895 re a near relative Thomas HUNTER, formerly in the Melbourne police, and a native of Queen’s Co. Ireland, who left there over 40 years ago.  2 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Mary Teresa of Liverpool, wrote in 1902 re brother William Stephen TOBIN, aged about 58 years, had been in Melbourne about 34 years and formerly lived in Co. Clare Ireland.  All William Tobin’s in Melbourne interviewed.  10 pages.

WALSH, Moses, left Wellington New Zealand c1887 for N.S.W., a butcher.  In 1895 his wife Ann writes from Wellington, has heard he is in Geelong.  Not found.  12 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Norah, Elizabeth and Johanna, sought by Richard SKEIN, police department, San Francisco USA in 1913, on behalf of their sister Katherine Walsh.  They were long term residents of Melbourne but natives of Ballycasey Co Clare Ireland.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

WALSH, Mrs. P. of Syracuse New York USA wrote in 1897 re tracing Columb DALTON, who was born in Tullamore Kings Co. Ireland, son of Francis & Ann DALTON nee McDERMOTT.  Columb was living in Melbourne in 1855 with John DALEY and his son Anthony, and was leaving for the Mount Blackwood gold diggings.  His mother had never heard from him again, and now her grandchildren have taken up the search.  Police establish a William DALTON was at Blackwood many years before, but could not locate Columb.  5 pages, List 3.

WALSH, Robert, Ballykilavane, Glenealey, Co Wicklow Ireland, wrote in 1901 re his brother James of Clashland near Meathdrum Co Wicklow, not heard of for some years.  Joined the Vic. Police force c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 41.

WALTER, Mrs. K., Wandsworth, London, wrote in 1913 re her son Alfred George Evan Walter, who left for Australia in 1911, and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found.  9  pages, List 64.

WALTERS, Rev. Charles, Director of the Red Hill Reformatory, Surrey England, wrote in 1863 to Messrs J.H. Clough & Co., Melbourne re Israel BENNETT and Charles Henry PARKER, both under twenty years, who were seeking work in Australia.  After their arrival, Walters’s cousin A.J. DUFFIELD, of the Melbourne Club, writes to police re finding them later in the year, as they have gone missing.  13 pages, List 2.

WALTERS, Richard. (A very complicated story). A boilermaker, he deserted his family in Melbourne in 1887. His daughters Edith, Mary, Sarah and Margaret were taken into care by government officials, then the last three were sent to an aunt Mrs. S. Walters in Auckland New Zealand in 1890. Their mother Margaret bigamously married Joseph BLANCHE, but he found out about her previous marriage and went to Western Australia, and now wants police help in prosecuting Walters and not having to pay for Edith’s maintenance by government. Richard Walters had a brother named John and a nephew named Fred, both in Auckland New Zealand. 9 pages, List 9.

WALTON, Frank, sought by wife in Woodgate, Leicester, Engalnd, in 1910.  Was at Richmond in 1908; not heard from since.  12 pages, List 63.

WALTON, Robert C., Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1915 re 3uncles, Christopher, Storey and John Walton, of Co Durham, last heard of in Ballarat.  Christopher’s widow located. 21 pages, List 54.

WARBURTON, Cyril Edward, sought by brother Arthur George of Te Awamutu New Zealand in 1919.  He hasn’t written for some months.  5 pages, List 26.

WARD, G.T., JP for Folkestone, wrote in 1901 re former servant James SLADE who went to Australia for the benefit of his health in 1900.  Further letter by Ann SLADE, mother of James.  10 pages, some torn.

WARD, Mrs. Jessie of Blighmont Park, near Southampton England, wrote in 1915 re Leslie ROBERTS, whose mother was living at Freemantle, Southampton, and worried about him. He is found safe and well. 7 pages.

WARD, John.  Wife wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1902, asking if newspaper report of death of this man at Jumbunna is her husband; whom she last heard from two years ago.  He is 42 years old.  Report states not her husband.  4 pages, List 43.

WARD, John Dudley (Major), left wife Millie in Vancouver Canada in 1910.  In 1911 she asks discreet enquiry.  Not found.  7 pages, List 66.

WARD, John, Prahran, sought by J.H. GIBSON, solicitor, Wigton, Cumberland England in1911; he is executor of an estate.  4 pages, List 68.

WARD, Thomas.  Died suddenly at Nareeb Nareeb Station, Caramut, in 1898.  A native of Manchester, c 70 years.  Police find letters from mother Mary JENKINSON, and sisters Emma NICHOLSON and M. COOKE, all from Manchester, and written in the 1860s.  They are still on the file.  13 pages, List 20.

WARKE, -. Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1912 re two men named Warke and Wallace, who claimed they were seeing a friend off on a ship from Freemantle to Colombo, and had a few drinks on board, not realising the ship had left port. They had two women with them (unidentified, but called Mrs. Warke and Mrs. Wallace). They were charged with not having paid for the voyage, once the ship arrived in Colombo. Warke claims to have been born in Wedderburn, has a stepfather named Darling, and is a well-known jockey. Wallace claims he came from Perth, and his father is a doctor. Melbourne police confirm Warke’s claim. 4 pages, List 9.

WARNECKE, Carol, Oakland, California USA, wrote in 1907 re his brother in law James STRINGER and wife; he hasn’t heard from them for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

WATERS, John, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, was written to by Mr. D.J. MacKAY 3-4 years ago, asking if he was the nephew and adopted son of Isabella Waters, who died 25 years ago.  Although he replied in the affirmative to MacKay, he has been unable to get a response, so asks police help in 1895.  Isabella was married when very young to William YOUNG and went to Melbourne with him.  MacKay not found.  6 pages, List 31.

WATKINSON, Mrs. C.L. of Kensington, London, wrote in 1905 re her brother Henry Joseph REED, born 1866, left there in 1891 for Australia, last heard of in Ballarat in 1899. Police report his death and that Albert NICHOLS of South Melbourne paid the burial expenses. Letter from Reed to on file as well. 8 pages, List 15.

WATSON, Charles Angus, committed suicide at the Melbourne Coffee Palace in 1910.  An acquaintance, Joseph Edward PRINCE gave evidence, but the details must have been confused, because Prince’s mother, Mrs Ellen ARMSTRONG of Liverpool wrote asking for his belongings, and Mr and Mrs Robert PRICE of Bootle, who he had lived with, identified a photo of the deceased as Prince.  A complicated case, with a photo of the deceased on file, and some duplication.  28 pages, List 62.

WATSON, Ernest Joseph, sought by sibling H. Watson, of Bedford England in 1919; last heard of in 1916. Was a steward on a shipping line. 5 pages, List 17.

WATSON, Mrs H.L., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re her husband A.H., who left her some time ago.  6 pages, List 66.

WATSON, Mrs. Margaret, Troyville, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1915 re her son Henry Theophilus, who was in the police force in Melbourne in 1913.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Mrs. P.J. of Athlone Ireland, wrote in 1915 re ‘a grand uncle of mine, William CUNNINGHAM, who was transported to Tasmania for a political offence in 1813 and never heard from until 18 years ago a death in an Irish paper of William Cunningham who died in Australia, worth thousands of pounds. His nephews and nieces thought it was him, but they are old people and uneducated. Presently a man of the name in New York is seeking information …’. Cunningham is believed to have been ‘a carpenter and married to a Maori queen.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 8.

WATTERS, Jim alias Paul JONES alias Black Pearl alias Black Prince.  St Louis police chief forwards photo and Bertillon chart of this criminal in 1901, and asks if he is known in Melbourne; no.  2 pages, List 40.

WATTS, William, farmer, Kilmore, sought by sister who has written but received no reply in 1897.  Mrs. J. BENNETT writes from Chadwell Essex England; not clear if she is the sister.  6 pages, List 34.

WAY, Frank, sought by mother Mrs. H.E., Wimbledon, England, in 1916.  Not found.  19 pages, List 52.

WEBB, M. of Cork Ireland wrote in 1899 re son John, who was in police force.  Parents had not heard from him for past three years.  8 pages.

WEBB, Mrs. Mary of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1897 re her son, who was in the police force. She hasn’t heard from him in two years. 5 pages, List 9.

WEBB, Mrs Mary, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906 re her son John, ex constable.  Found, ‘doubtful he will contact her’.  5 pages, List 55.

WEBB, Nathan, sought by brother Sidney John Webb of Vancouver in 1906; arrived 1881.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

WEBBER, Pte. P.G. of H.M.S. Monmouth, Hong Kong, wrote in 1908 re his father Richard, a tailor, last heard from at Stawell in 1892.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

WEBSTER, William Thomas, alias GILBERT.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1899 about this man, then living in Bermondsey England with mother.  An anonymous letter says he is wanted for wife and child desertion in Victoria.  Report shows Tasmanian warrant issued at Bothwell.  Children were Ethel, George, Tasman and Edward.  7 pages, List 36.

WEEKS, James W., ex constable, sought by Courtenay O. WEEKS, surveyor, Co. Cork Ireland.  2 pages, List 2.

WEEKS, Robert.  Information sought by brother Thomas of Brittas Slade, More Co., Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He was in the Victorian police force, believed to have died. Death confirmed and details of beneficiaries, including
daughter Susan G. BRESLIN, given.  6 pages, List 41.

WEINBERG, R. of Focsani Romania, wrote in 1894 re his nephew Phillip A. WEINBERG, who left there for the USA then Australia, working in a Smelting Company.  3 pages.  List 4.

WEILL, Leopold, sought by brother in law Charles COHEN, who wrote from Westhofen, Alsaac in 1896.  He had previously written in 1892/3 – these letters are not on this file.  Leopold’s mother has died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 34.

WEISELER, Joseph P. of Australia, wrote a postcard, in German, in 1898. Translation reveals he wanted details of his father Joseph. Not found. 5 pages, List 14.

WELBY, E., of Cape Mounted Riflemen, King Williams Town, South Africa, wrote in 1893 seeking address of Sir Samuel WILSON, late of Victoria, and maiden name of wife.  3 pages, List 3.

WELBY, E., of Kingstown South Africa, wrote in 1893 re Frederick and Sarah WILSON.  She is his aunt and he hasn’t heard from her since 1871.  One of the family is believed to have married Alexander SWANSON.  6 Pages.

WELCH, Frank R.C., of Dordrecht Holland wrote in 1917 re his father J. WELCH, who left 18 years ago from South Africa, supposedly for Australia. His brother and he are anxious to hear something. Reply states the more details are needed, such as full name, age, occupation etc. 2 pages, List 6.

WELCH, William C. of Hartford, Conn., USA wrote in 1910 re his uncle William HOWARD, native of Cork Ireland, who left there 45 years ago. Every William Howard in Melbourne directory traced, but none the correct person. 10 pages. List 5.

WELLER, Mrs. Laurie M. wrote to South African police in 1915 re her husband, Franklin Maximillian, for whom she has a warrant for maintenance. She claims he married Lucy STANTON but he denies this. South African police give details to Victorian police. 6 pages, 2 very faint, and photo. List 8. See instructions re photographic copying costs.  Incomplete file, which would appear to be part of the above file, states that he was working for the New York Life Assurance Co. and living with woman Stanton.  13 pages, List 58.

WELLS, Mrs. Amanda, of Chicago Ill., USA wrote in 1915 re Mrs. Irving SAYLES, wife of her brother. She has heard he has died. Police find her interstate. 5 pages, List 7.

WELLS, William Joseph, inmate of Parish Workhouse Liverpool.  Department of External Affairs seeks his wife and family, believed to be at Mitiamo.  Various families interviewed, but not found.  11 pages, List 65.

WENSLEY, Annie, sought by sister Mrs Elise E. EADON, San Jose, California USA in 1907-08.  She was in business in Melbourne in 1881.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

WERNER, F.H., Hill Crest, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re snake charmer CLEOPATRA, who owed him for payment of snakes she had bought.  She is located interstate.  3 pages, List 45.

WEST, A., wrote from South Hackney, London in 1892 regarding Edward John LILLEY, owner of steamer ‘The Lady Darling’ trading on River Murray.  The writer’s mother was his twin sister.  6 pages, List 2.

WEST, James, of San Gabriel, California USA, wrote in 1917-19 re James A. CENTER of West Brunswick, ‘Scotch Highland Bagpipe Maker’ and his failure to send him a set of bagpipes he had paid for.  He needed them to enter a Canadian Regiment.  15 pages, List 18.

WESTALL, John Robert.  Brother write from Accington Lancashire England; has heard he has been killed.  Mother is over 70.  Police locate him and report confidentially he has a wife and family here, and possibly one back in England.  5 pages, List 3.

WESTCOTT, George, Priory, Taunton, England, wrote in 1916 re son Herbert Isaac, who had joined the AIF and returned wounded.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

WESTERFIELD, Adolf E.R., wrote from Staten Island New York USA in 1904; intends to travel with a moving picture show and asks if daughter can perform dances.  2 pages, List 32.

WESTLAKE, Charles and Hannah, sought by sister in law Mrs William LAND, formerly Annie E. BRAWN, Garson Mine, Ontario Canada, in 1911.  Police find both have died and give details.  6 pages, List 66.

WHEELER, J.H. wrote from Seaford, Delaware USA in 1895 re his uncles John and Joseph CROAD, who left Portsmouth UK about 1850 for the Victorian goldfields; relatives found.  5 pages, List 30.

WHEELER, Wilfred Latham, sought by sister H. Latham Wheeler, West Kensington London England, in 1911.  Not heard from since 1906, c38 years, mother dying.  Found to have died in 1908; she sends donation to hospital.  15 pages, List 69.

WHELAN, M.R., Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1916 re brother John, who arrived from Co Kerry in 1910 and was last heard of in 1914, found. 3 pages, List 69.

WHITAKER, George, sought by William W. Whitaker, Limerick, Ireland in 1898; he was a grand uncle, had a hotel, formerly in British Army, brother of Rev. Thomas Knox Whitaker.  Not found.  7 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, c20 years, sought in 1902 by widowed mother in Dundee, Scotland; believed injured while working on a boat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 42.

WHITE, Mrs Annabella, 38 years, sought by mother Mrs William EDWARDS, Dullingham near Newmarket, Cambridge England, in 1911; last heard of at Southern Cross W.A.  Employment history given; found in hospital.  10 pages, List 67.

WHITE, James, of North Taunton Devon England, wrote in 1916 re his son (un-named) and a letter his daughter received from Miss E.B. WATERS of Sth Melbourne, a copy of which he encloses. Police report that his son refuses to write to him and Miss Waters wrote to relieve the family’s anxiety. 7 pages, List 8.

WHITE, John and son John Samuel, formerly of Parish of Gwithian, Cornwall; information sought by Christian ELLIS of Hayle, Cornwall in 1898.  Police find father has died; son is a MLA.  9 pages, List 26.

WHITE, M., insurance agent, Blenheim New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re Harold CLARK of Fitzroy, 23 years and his father’s estate.  6 pages, List 38.

WHITE, Stanley H., Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his wife Caroline nee MELL and children Stanley Roy and Lenny, who left Perth W.A., possibly with James HOBBS, a carpenter.  He is applying for a divorce.  6 pages, List 43.

WHITE, Sydney and brother J.  Information on them sought by Chief of Police, Calcutta in 1907.  They were jockeys and their mother married into the CRUSH family.  7 pages.

WHITE, Mrs. T., Brown Street, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1905 re Henry BLAKELY.  Her letter missing from file, but his widow found living near Ballarat.  3 pages, List 44

WHITE, W.F., taxidermist, ornithologist etc., wrote from Winnipeg Manitoba in 1904, seeking William COURTNEY ‘who went out there … boring artesian wells’ c12 years ago.  His mother and sister would like to know his whereabouts.  His sister Miss Courtney was living in Rat Portage, Ontario.  Courtney found.  14 pages, List 35.

WHITEHOUSE, William.  Wrote a very sad letter from Wellington New Zealand, re death of his son (John) William, a jockey, at Katamatite in 1907, asking for details.  13 pages, List 23.

WHITMORE, Henry, wrote from Lincoln England in 1900 re his youngest brother Charles Wriothesially, last heard from in Melbourne in 1887.  Gives details of family who are scattered throughout the world, and encloses a photo.  Found.  List 35.

WHITMORE, Mrs. W.A. of Nelson British Columbia Canada wrote in 1914 seeking her uncles the LISTON brothers, who left Scotland ‘years before’.  Their sister Catherine married Daniel SHEPHERD of Dumfermline Scotland, emigrated to Canada and settled in Pembroke, Ontario.  Police checked many Liston families in Victoria trying to track these particular brothers. 32 pages.

WHITTAKER, Mrs. Florence L., of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1916 re her sister, Mrs. Fred. RAYMOND, who was in Melbourne in 1913. Found by police. 6 pages. List 6.

WHITTINGTON, Emily, Erith, Kent England, wrote in 1901 re her husband Rev. Harry, who had deserted her; believed to be in Melbourne with another woman.  He was a non-conformist minister and lecturer on the Boer War.  His movements traced for some time, but not found.  11 pages, List 40.

WHYTE, Henry Mollison.  Wife wrote from Dundee Scotland in 1900.  They were married 25 years ago, and he left her 3 years later for Melbourne.  Not found.  7 pages, List 38.

WIGGINS, George, sought by brother T.(?) J. Wiggins, St Mary Cray, Kent, England, in 1900.  He was in Perth for some years, but left there for Melbourne 3 years ago.  Extensive search fails to find him.  45 pages, List 39.

WIGGINS, George, deserted wife in Victoria c1900.  In 1913 police receive an anonymous letter from New Zealand which says he has ruined several young girls there; – GOYDE in Hastings and – FIDDLES in Dunedin, and is beating his current wife in Auckland.  He is using the name George George.  8  pages, List 64.

WIGMORE, Frederick, sought by J.E. Wigmore of Gloucestershire U.K. in 1895; last heard of a year ago in Essendon.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

WIGSTON, William Bernard, sought by father W.J. of Rushmere, Ashtead, Surrey England in 1909. Found by police, he states he will write but never does. Father writes again in 1914. Police find he is using the name Henry HALL and appears to be doing well. 11 pages.

WILDBORE, J.E. of Oldham England, wrote in 1919 re his brother in law John BECKETT, 25 years, formerly in the army, last heard of in Melbourne. Photo in uniform on file. 3 pages, List 16.

WILKIE, James W., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1909, enclosing copy of letter written to his wife by Florence McLOUGHLIN of Carlton castigating her; says there have been other letters.  His wife was formerly engaged to Harry VALLENCE who was injured and died c1904.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 61.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Ellen of Hull England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Horace W. FRANKISH, who accidentally drowned at San Remo Victoria.  13 pages, List 3.   Further letter thanks Chief Commissioner for his help.  1 page, List 3.

WILKINSON, Mrs Lena of Benwell Newcastle England wrote in 1916 re her husband Joseph Edward. They had three children; she hasn’t heard from him in 4 years. Police find he went through ‘a form of marriage’ with Margaret ROBERTS and has left Victoria, fearing prosecution. 19 pages, List 6.

WILLCOX, Paul, J.P., Rahotu, Taranaki New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Peter HALL and family, who were at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in the 1870s. Mrs. Hall was his late mother’s sister and ‘the only relative I have’. Police report Peter and wife deceased, but find children. 4 pages, List 7.

WILLETT, William, sought by niece Elizabeth MORRIS nee MEREDITH of Blaenavon, Monmouth England in 1899.  He was tried at Hereford in 1840 and transported to Tasmania.  She wrote to Hobart police, who forwarded on to Melbourne police.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

WILLGERODT, Otto, born 1868, emigrated to Australia in 1868, last heard of from White Cliffs NSW in 1896.  Letter, in German,  from mother in Gettingen Germany in 1900, seeking details.  Not found, despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 37.

WILLIAMS, Alfred, London, England, inspector Kennington police, wrote in 1908 re brother Frank White Williams, who died suddenly in South Yarra, and was engaged to Edith KENNEDY of Windsor.  6 pages, List 59.

WILLIAMS, Catherine, Wavertree, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re her husband Captain O.P. Williams, who went to Melbourne in 1910 and has not been heard from since. Not found.  In 1913 his brother O.C. Williams wrote from Liverpool and he was located.  25 pages, List 65.

WILLIAMS, Edwin, convicted at Kidderminster, Worcestershire UK c45 years ago, and transported to Victoria, then aged 17 years.  About 1880 he wrote to his nephew of the same name in Kidderminster.  Son in law W.A. GREEN of Georgetown, Conn., USA wrote about him in 1895.  Not found.  6 pages, List 28.

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth, c12 years, daughter of Thomas, sister of John and Joseph, and pupil at Netherby School in 1908.  Head master wrote to the Neglected Children’s Department asking if she could be helped by removing her from the family; ‘mother is slovenly’ he suspected incest which is disproved, but she is removed to the Nazareth Home in Ballarat. 6 pages, List 85.

WILLIAMS, Fanny C. Wynn, Wellington New Zealand, wrote to Mrs. Edith Mary PARROT, Geelong, via the Chief Commissioner of Police.  She couldn’t be located and the letter is still on the file.  8 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMS, F.H., solicitor of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re James Samuel JONES who left there c4 years ago, a miner.  His wife has not received any maintenance from him.  12 pages.  List 4.

WILLIAMS, J. of Ceylon wrote in 1901 re his wife’s family.  Her parents, brother and herself and sister were on way to Australia, when mother died in hospital at port of Galle 22 years ago.  The father and brother continued on to Australia, while she and her sister were taken care of by a Mr. ORLOFF.  Both daughters are now married.  The parents name was ANGLUM, (ANGLIM?) but no such name is found by police.  6 pages.

WILLIAMS, J.T., Sgt, Calcutta Police, wrote in 1907 re joining Victoria police; formerly a soldier, 26 years. 3 pages, List 14.

WILLIAMS, John, Superintendent, County Police Office, wrote from Wincanton Somerset England in 1901 re Henry COTTERELL, who left there some years ago, and was a coachbuilder.  His parents are anxious about him, and their letters have been returned from the Dead Letter Office.  23 pages.  List. 4.

WILLIAMS, Jessie, Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re her husband Henry, 63 years, now destitute in Perth; is trying to get him to his son in law John McRAE, sawmiller.  12 pages, List 49.

WILLIAMS, M., of Seedley Park Manchester wrote in 1892 re Thomas PARKER, his wife Annie’s brother.  They were the children of Thomas Parker, a solicitor in Liverpool and formerly of Preston near Lancashire.  Thomas junior was a baker and left Liverpool in 1864.  10 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sarah McKean, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1912 re her McKEAN relatives, Samuel, Agnes and James. She lived with them as a child in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 15.

WILLIAMS, Mrs W, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England, wrote a series of letters in 1911 re son Ronald George, who hasn’t replied to her letters.  His brother worked for Punch magazine, and there were 8 of the family here.  Found.  43 pages, List 67.

WILLIAMS, Walter of Newport, Monmouth, Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother Charles, a sailor, 36 years, who left Rio c1891.  Charles was the eldest of four brothers and four sisters, parents dead.  Walter has seen a report of a death of a Charles Williams in a boating accident and asks if this is his brother, whom the family have not heard from in a long time.  Reply states another person.  4 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMSON, Mrs Mallet, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1911 re her widowed daughter Mrs J. Hamilton SMALLMAN, whose husband died interstate, they had lived in Ballarat.  7 pages, List 68.

WILLIAMSON, Nathaniel, sought by brother in law George CLARK, Aberdeen Scotland in 1910.  He left there 25 years ago, not heard from for 2 years, mother is anxious.  Found.  12 pages, List 66.

WILLIAMSON, Thomas.  Wrote from Boston U.S. in 1899 seeking police help in finding Mr & Mrs James CLELAND, who left Redding near Falkirk Scotland c30 years before; Cleland had been a gardener like his father, on estate of Sir Thomas LIVINGSTON.  Found.  20 pages, List 20.

WILLIS, Sara, Shipley, Yorkshire, wrote in 1916 re  her husband John Willis, who left there in 1911 and hasn’t been heard from since 1913.  He ‘comes from a good family …’.  Not found.  10 pages, List 52.

WILLIS, William James, sought by wife Kathleen, Anfield, Liverpool England, in 1911; has a first mate’s certificate, is c40 years, deserted ship in Sydney.  She has 6 children and may have to work into the workhouse.  Not found.  8 pages, List 69.

WILSON, Mrs. Anna, wrote from Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894, seeking two sisters Rachel and Elisa MATHEWS.  Rachel married FITZGERALD, policeman at Co. Mayo Ireland, then moved to Melbourne.  3 pages, List 30.

WILSON, Mrs. Celia F. (Mrs Fred.) of Hyde Park Massachusetts USA wrote in 1919 re her aunt Alice LENANE, her mother’s sister.  3 pages, List 2.

WILSON, C.J., Central South African Railways, Pretoria, South Africa, wrote in 1903 seeking a confidential report on Thomas Henry JOHNSTON, with whom he was in partnership in a brick making concern in Johannesburg and who absconded with funds.  Johnston was formerly in the South African Light Horse.  His family located.  3 pages, List 45.

WILSON, Edward Carus, of High Hayne, Moreton, Hampstead, England.  Serving sentence in gaol in Melbourne under assumed name 1879.  Melbourne police send a copy of his photo to English police, suspecting he is wanted there, under another name.  Response states above is his correct name, and that he and his brother Herbert had both been schoolmasters and were highly educated.  Edward had forged a cheque in his father’s name and a warrant had been issued, but the cheque, (the evidence) had been destroyed.  8 pages.  List 5.

WILSON, Mrs. Eva of Palmerston North New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re her husband Arthur Henry, who ‘cleared out about ten years ago’. He was born Derbyshire England, a painter and paperhanger aged c34 years. They only lived together for c7 months. Her father is T. MORGAN of Melbourne. Police cannot locate him. 9 pages, List 7.

WILSON, George B.  Information sought by Credit Reporting Co, Boston USA in 1907.  He was English, c24 years, was in police force and served in Boer War.  No such person, but thought, given a reference to Baden Powell’s force, that South Africa was meant.  7 pages, List 48.

WILSON, Mrs. Isaac nee Kittie BENNETT of Clarkville Raiapoi Island, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1901 for the address of her uncle Sir Arthur Nicholson, Bart.  Her father married his sister Mary.  Nicholson had been in Australia but had gone back to England some years ago.  8 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Jos. Of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, USA, wrote in 1896 re his uncle Daniel HARRINGTON, or his descendants. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Kate, wrote from Braamfontein, Johannesburg South Africa in 1912 re her husband Henry Harry WILSON, who has left her and their three children.  She believes his correct name is James MURPHY.  His sister Mrs. George BREW lives in Melbourne; interviewed, she denies any knowledge of his whereabouts.  5 pages, List 32.

WILSON, M.D., wrote from Toronto Canada in 1894 re his uncle RYALL, who left England for Australia many years before.  1 page.  List 4.

WILSON, Mary Ellen.  Sought by mother Ann DALLAS of Preston, Lancashire in 1894, last heard from in 1891; husband is C.F. Wilson.  Found.  5 pages, List 22.

WILSON, R., of Newcastle on Tyne England, twice in 1899 re his brother Frederick William, who left there in 1876 and settled in Melbourne. His wife was the daughter of Patrick O’CONNOR and had died leaving two children; there was a court case over custody of the children. Frederick would be c46 years. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Robert, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1908 re his brother James, who he has not been in touch with for many years. He had heard of his death, and believes he left considerable property. Police find he died destitute. 6 pages, List 10.

WILSON, William, St Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1907 re brothers Edward John and James, who left Dufftown, Banfshire Scotland for Australia in 1885.  Not found. 12 pages, List 48.

WILTSHIRE.  Colombo police sent a telegram in 1899 requesting police check S.S. Stuttgart due in Melbourne, with a person named B. SALTER on board, to see if he is the same as Wiltshire.  Wiltshire was from Norwood Surrey England, 26 years, assistant in a mercantile firm there, and his parents were anxious about him.  Police subsequently send photo which is on file, followed by a letter stating ‘mystery has been cleared up’.  26 pages, List 24.

WINDSOR, Mrs. Annie, Earlsfield, London England, wrote in 1906 re her husband Robert.  They were married for 31 years, and he has run off with another woman and is believed to be in Melbourne.  Letter to him on file, signed ‘your broken hearted destitute, starving wife’.  He was a tailor, c50 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 44.

WINKFIELD, John P.C., JP of Westminster, London, wrote in 1897 re James Charles BETTS. Winkfield is sole executor of Betts’s step-mother’s Will, and Betts is entitled to a weekly allowance, which has been sent, but remains unacknowledged. Police find he has been interstate. 6 pages, List 9.

WINTER, Thomas, Cheetham, Manchester, England, wrote in 1913.  His wife Bessie nee Elizabeth WILLIAMS has deserted him, taking their adopted 5 year old daughter with her.  He believes she’s in Melbourne with a man.  A slip of paper leads police to Letitia DODGSON, who says she doesn’t know Winter.  5  pages, List 64.

WISDEN, Mrs. A., of Brighton, Sussex, England, wrote in 1895 re her husband William, whom she last heard from six years ago, when he was in poor circumstances.  Mentions Carrie, Willie and Esther.  10 pages, List 4.

WISEMAN, Mary, Liverpool England, wrote in 1908 re her husband John, not heard of for 18 months.  Not found.  10 pages, List 59.

WISHART, John.  Solicitors Drever & Heddle, Kirkwall, Orkney Scotland wrote in 1892 re him.  He was a native of the Parish of Orphin near there, who went to Australia many years ago.  His parents are now dead, and his brother is looking for him, as he is to inherit some property.  Later letter acknowledges police help in locating him.  8 pages, List 2.

WITT, Florence C., of Canning Lodge, Croydon England, wrote in 1897 re her husband George Cornelius Witt, who left for Melbourne nearly three years previously, had a position with the Union Bank. He sent money regularly up to a year ago, then his father told her he had gone to the U.S. to get a divorce, and offered to give her money to let the divorce go unchallenged. She refused and the American court ordered him to pay her maintenance, which he has not done. She asks police help, but they reply it is not a police matter. 5 pages, List 9.

WITTS, John, of Wapping, London England, wrote in 1914 re his daughter Bessie Witts, 24 yrs, who left Liverpool in 1912 for Melbourne. Last heard of in a partnership with a young woman she met on board. Found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

WOLFE, Charles, alias PAGE, HANNING, HARVEY. Sentenced to gaol in England in 1904 for confidence trick. Came from Australia with his wife and children and father Walter. Scotland Yard ask his Australian background. He is Jewish, 35 years etc. Two small photos, one full face, one profile. 8 pages, List 12. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs.

WOLFSON, Jacob.  Brooklyn USA police wrote in 1900 on behalf of his wife and family, not heard from for 4 months.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

WOLSTENHOLME, Alice, wrote from Radcliffe, Manchester England in 1912, asking police to visit St. Kilda cemetery and confirm that her husband Dennis is buried there and the name on the tombstone.  He supposedly died in 1895, but she is suspicious.  Her daughter received an income from his estate, but she has now died, aged 22, and the income has stopped.  His family will not give her any financial assistance.  Police confirm the death and that his name is on the monument.  7 pages, List 32.

WOOD, Mrs. C. of Prenton, Birkenhead, England wrote in 1906 re her brother Thomas HUDSON, over fifty years in Australia and living with deceased wife’s niece, Mrs. McVICAR, of Port Melbourne.  6 pages.

WOOD, Charles, of Bow, London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Robert, once in Melbourne. Two brothers have died and he needs to let him know. Found. 2 pages, List 7.

WOOD, Edward, sought by C. CAMPBELL, Brooklyn New York USA in 1907.  His mother Mary is Edward’s sister.  He was a baker, last heard of in Melbourne 35 years ago.  Not found.  A7383

WOOD, Ernest, Haslemere, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his father Samuel Ward Wood, ladies tailor, who left there in 1908 and used to write to his wife in Brighton, Sussex, regularly, but hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

WOOD, J., wrote from Taranaki New Zealand in 1910 re his wife who has deserted him and is living in Neerim South; wants his 3 children, Joseph Charles 12, Laurie 7 and Ivy Marion 6 years, returned to him.  6 pages, List 27.

WOOD, Mrs. Mabel, Clapham Junction, London, England, wrote in 1918 re her father – GADD, who left there in 1912, and has failed to pay maintenance.  Found, he claims willing to pay fare to Australia but she refuses to join him.  7 pages, List 50.

WOOD, Percy Ambler, sought by wife Sophia of Detroit Michigan USA in 1915. She hasn’t heard from him for over 5 years. Small photo on file. 4 pages, List 7; see cost of photos at top of list.

WOODCOCK, John, bricklayer/labourer, sought in 1917 by son John of Invercargill New Zealand. Police find he was known as John WOOD, and died in 1906 in Homes for the Aged. 4 pages, List 6.

WOODCOCK, J., of Mornington Dunedin New Zealand wrote in 1917 re his mother, who left Invercargill 32 yrs ago under the name of Mrs. WILLIAMS. Her married name was WOODCOCK, maiden name Martha LAPWORTH, born Croydon England, and would now be about 72 yrs. She had a second hand shop in Melbourne about ten years ago, and three daughters, Bertha Emily, Jane and Mary Ann. Not found. 7 pages, List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND

WOODFORD, Jack.  Wife at St Phillips, Bristol England, enquiries via Missions to Seamen Melbourne in 1913.  He arrived in 1912, a trimmer, 32 years, born Bristol.  Not found.  5 pages, List 64.

WOODGATE, Herbert, sought by father B. Woodgate of Eastbourne Sussex England, in 1919. He was a plumber. Brother Sgt. Thomas Woodgate of India also wrote. Found. 6 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin, sought by Chief Constable in Barrow in Furness England, 1903 on behalf of family.  55yrs, last heard of 1899 in St Kilda, found.  10 pages, List 20.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin. Information sought by Chief Constable’s Office, Barrow in Furness, in 1920. Encloses copy of previous enquiry and result in 1903. 5 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Dudley, of St. Louis M.O. USA, wrote in 1893 re his uncle George Mortimer WOODHOUSE, who was living at Spring Hill near Creswick in the 1850s, and was from Co. Armagh Ireland.  Found by police.  5 pages, List 3.

WOODRUFF, Hiram C., came from California to Madras India in 1894, in charge of a consignment of Australian …[page torn].  Married a widow with 6 children and ‘after a discreditable career’ died a pauper, leaving his family destitute.  H.H. ANTHONY of the Paper Currency Office, Calcutta, wrote in 1896 re his antecedents and possible relatives who might help the family.  Among Woodruff’s papers was a pocket book relating to William GREENLAW, a jockey, listing dates and places of races, and he thought that Greenlaw might have been his real name.  Police ascertain that the lists are fictitious and Greenlaw is unknown.  18 pages, List 36.

WOODS, Frank.  Wife Eliza wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1896 to Qld police; she hadn’t heard from him for two years – their son is ill.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

WOODS, T.A., Lincoln, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re 22 year old brother John.  7 pages, List 69.

WOODS, Thomas, sought by brother George, Glasgow Scotland in 1911.  He left there in 1903, believed in police force; no.  9 pages, List 66.

WOODWARD, George Walter. High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, wrote in 1919 re this person, who formerly lived at Highgate London, was married, and c57 years old, on behalf of his sister Ellen Rebecca NICKSON of Southall Middlesex. Photo of him, taken c20 years ago, on file. Not found. 7 pages, List 17. See instructions for cost of reproducing a photograph.

WOOLCOCK, George, and sister Lizzie, write from Du Bois, PA, USA in 1913 re brother Hobson Woolcock, who came to Ballarat many years ago, and married the daughter of a hotel keeper there. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

WOOLEY, John, formerly a gold digger at Bendigo, sought by brother George, Moorgate, Retford, Notts, England in 1901.  Not found.  10 pages, List 50.

WOOLF, Robert, sought by wife Harriet, Customs House England in 1912.  He left in 1910.  Found interstate, he claims she left him for another man, disputes paternity of child etc.  8 pages, List 70.

WOOLLEY, Arthur, wrote from London England in 1910 re his brother Edward Stafford Woolley, who died in Carisbrook Victoria in 1879. He was a remittance man, who ‘went on a spree’ every time he got money, but also taught privately. He had a daughter in England. 16 pages, List 5.

WORLEY, Mrs. wrote from London in 1910 re her husband who has deserted her and gone to Australia; she is pregnant and cannot work.  Police respond that they need more information, such as his given name and a photo.  7 pages, List 27.

WORSFOLD, Thomas William, son of William of Surrey England. Interesting file concerning investigation into his activities by an English solicitor and Vic. Police. He had got money from a widow BASS (who had a son Sidney) by falsely claiming he would marry her, then left for Australia, promising to send for her. Once in Melbourne he married another woman, using the name Thomas ALISSON [? Not listed in marriage index] and the pair went interstate. She left him because of his drinking, and had supported him financially too. 16 pages, List 15.

WORTHINGTON, Edward, sought by police in Preston England in 1911; on behalf of his parents.  Last heard from in W.A.  Not found.  5 pages, List 69.

WORTHINGTON, Richard, died suddenly at Shepparton in 1880. Police inform his father of same name in London, who reimburses costs of burial etc. 18 pages, List 17.

WRATH, Nicholas.  Sought by niece Fanny HAYES of Hyndman, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He went to the goldfields c50 yrs ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 19.

WREFORD, W., wrote from Exeter, Devonshire in 1907 on behalf of the brother of Mrs. Emma M. COURT, nee PEARCE, who has lost her address.  Found in South Yarra.  11 pages, List 37.

WRENNELL, George. Chief Constable Blackburn England, wrote in 1914 re this man who migrated to Western Australia c3 years ago, 37 years, was much addicted to drink. His wife and three children, 15, 14 and 5 years are in Blackburn. Not found. 10 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Edward.  Drowned in 1906, was fireman on board S.S. Port Elliott.  Wife writes from Canning Town, East London, U.K. seeking details.  6 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, George, of Aberdeen Scotland, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ann GARROW.  Has seen a report that she drowned in 1904, asks details.  Her husband’s name was John.  4 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, John of Bordesley Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his uncle Robert WRIGHT of Geelong; was aged over 80 years.  4 pages, List 2.

WRIGHT, Mrs M., St Levans Road, Devonport, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re husband William Henry, 45 years, not heard from for near a year; was in W.A. with brothers Joseph and Fred.  7 pages, some damaged, List 67.

WRIGHT, Millie, from Andover, Hants, England, sought by her sisters Mrs. Helen HOLMES and Mrs. Selina KINGSBURY of Southampton in 1905.  She went to Melbourne in 1887 and was last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 44.

WYMAN, Mary Drummond of Quebec Canada wrote in 1914 re James THOMSON ‘a handsome looking man’, gives full physical description and asks if he has a wife in Australia.  He has a brother in Melbourne.  Police cannot locate him.  5 pages, List 2.

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YARLETT, Frederick William Anderson, sought by wife Jessie in Perth in 1914.  He left there 6 weeks ago, in ill-health, to stay with stepmother in Flemington.  He was secretary of the Industrial Workers Union.  Relatives interviewed, but not found.  Police believe he has eloped with another woman.  Newspaper photo on file.  22 pages, List 32.

YEWDALL, W.H., sought in 1903 by George BELL of Bradford Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society.  Yewdall left there in 1901 for New Zealand via Melbourne, and not heard from.  He was a solicitor, ‘given to drink’.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

YORK, William C., Duchy of Cornwall Office, Shepton Mallet, England, wrote in 1903 seeking details of Mrs. Ann DAVIS nee GRUNDY of North Richmond, 89 years if still alive.  She has a life interest in property there.  Detailed report shows she was the wife of Henry, a Wesleyan Minister, who died in 1870.  25 pages, List 45.

YOULL, Ruth D., of Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1919 seeking relatives of James YOULL and Patrick or James DEAN.  Police reply too meagre details.  4 pages, List 18.

YOUNG, Edward.  U.S. Consul in Nova Scotia, writes re brother William H. in 1896.  Police had informed him that his brother was in Bendigo Benevolent Asylum; asks details, was a former teacher, is 86, writer is 91.  Charles REDMAN has helped his brother.  Detailed report states found wandering.  12 pages, some damaged.  List 31.

YOUNG, Henry James, wrote from Strand Infirmary, Edmonton London in 1892 re his brothers Adam, who was drill sergeant in the Hampstead Militia, then came to Victoria to join police, and Charles, who married in Melbourne c1868.    Police check with every Charles Young in Melbourne, but not located.  14 pages, List 2.

YOUNG, James Henry of Homerton, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Adam YOUNG, who left in 1857 as a government emigrant, had been in the army.  4 pages, List 3.

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ZACHS, Simon wrote from Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1892 re his two sons Abraham, 27 years, and Louis, 19 years, natives of Russia, who left two years ago; ‘I am an old man and sick and distracted from grief’.  They may use the surname SAKS.

ZATLIN, Rosa, St Louis, USA, wrote in 1911 re her uncle M. RUBENSTEIN, tailor, who was in Melbourne c1890; has heard he has died, asks will details etc.  Widow found in W.A. died 5 years ago. [ no given names are listed.]  12 pages, List 65.

ZEDREN, Mrs. G.W., Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re her mother P.F. RUNDSTROM, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  5 pages, List 44.

ZENKER, Isabel Mary of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1915 re her husband Ernest Paul. She had written previously and police arranged for money to be taken out of her husband’s wages and sent to her. He had stopped this and she was destitute; ‘through this long strain of trying to make ends meet I have broke down in health and I went through an operation … and have my left breast cut off …’ Police speak to his employer who is going to again take part of his salary and send to her. 5 pages, List 8.

ZERVAS, Peter, of Middleboro, Mass., USA wrote in 1915 re Metros MALARIS, his Greek brother in law, who was last heard from three years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 6.

ZIEGLER, Johann, wife and daughters Susannah and Sarah and son Hans, sought by Consul for Austro-Hungary in Melbourne in 1906. They had immigrated in 1905 and hadn’t been heard from since. Found by police under name of CEILER. 7 Pages List 9.

ZIMMERMAN, Leonard, of New York City, USA wrote in 1920 re his nephew Pirmin ZIMMERMAN, fireman on a merchant steamer, who arrived in Melbourne 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since.  6 pages.

ZVITANOVICH, Ivan, wrote from Dalmaria, Trstenik Austria, in 1895 re his brother Nicola, whom he hadn’t heard from for c10 years; he was a fisherman.  Their father would like to see or at least hear from him.  25 pages, List 4.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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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JACKSON, Annie Moore, wrote from Stratford Ontario Canada in 1914 re her father Albert MOORE. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

JACKSON, J., Driver, 1st Aust. Wireless Squadron, Bombay, India, wrote in 1917 asking police to investigate his wife’s complaint re being insulted in the street; she lived in Coburg, initials M.E.  4 pages, List 50.

JACKSON, Dr John, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle John, of Collins Street, Melbourne, who was planning a trip to the USA, but had never arrived.  Found.  7 pages, List 68.

JACKSON, Mary F. of Blenheim Lodge, Chestnut Walk, Worcester wrote in 1902 re brother John JACKSON.  6 pages.

JACKSON, Minnie of Washington USA, wrote in 1899, enclosing a small poster which includes her photograph. She was taken from her parents and brought to Canada. Thinks her parents lived  Wolverhampton England before that, and her father wore some kind of uniform. Her original letter not on file, but searches by police for the BROOKFIELD family reveal some possible connection. Mrs. Mary ORCHARD (husband Philip) daughter of Richard Brookfield, gives family history, mentions a Mrs. Mary JINKS, names possible father. 13 pages, but the file is incomplete.   List 17.

JACKSON, Minnie, wrote from Woodend, Washington USA in 1899, enclosing copies of a flyer which states she was separated from her parents when about 3 years old and taken from Wolverhampton UK to Canada.  Her mother died, her father was BROOKFIELD.  Asks for flyer to be distributed.  11 pages, List 35.   (This would appear to be the rest of the file recorded above.)

JACKSON, R.F., wrote from Ormondville New Zealand in 1900 re W.F. LAMONLEY, from Cockermouth, Cumberland, UK.  About 1879 he emigrated to Australia, was a reporter.  Jackson and his wife are taking a trip ‘home’ to Cockermouth and would like to meet Lamonley enroute.  Police find he had returned to the UK some years before, but a married daughter was still here.  6 pages, List 37.

JACKSON, W. Maurice, of Clarendon Park Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re his sister Elizabeth, married to a man named JONES about 10 years ago.  The family were anxious about her.  Not found at address given.  3 pages, List 3.

JACOBSON, Solomon William, sought by brother Herman of Chicago in 1895.  He was born in Russia, lived in London, arrived Australia c35 years.  4 pages, List 28.

JACOMB, Louisa, Stratford, London, England, wrote in 1903 re her husband Josiah, 60 years, carpenter, who left there in 1880 and was last heard of in 1886 at Baltimore USA.  He wrote that he was going to Australia and has not been heard from since.  5 pages, List 46.

JAGOE, Mrs Mary, Stratford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Edward ELLIS, who had been in New Zealand; found eventually in the country.  17 pages, List 68.

JAHN, Henry B.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1905.  3 pages, List 19.

JAMES, George R.  Left mother Kate in Liverpool England in 1905 for Melbourne, then ‘got into some trouble’ and imprisoned.  Sister Mrs. Mabel James BRADICK wrote from New York in 1908 seeking information on him. Not found.  7 pages, List 41.

JAMES, George Radcliffe, sought by sister Mrs Mabel J. BRADICK, New York, in 1911.  7 pages, List 68.

JAMES, John Herbert Lea, sought by twin brother Lieut. Frederick of H.M.S. Alarm, who wrote from Hull England in 1900 on behalf of their mother.   Last heard of at Pyramid Hill, found.  6 pages, List 39.

JAMES, John, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, wrote in 1902 re Charles MATHEWS, who left there c1853 and was last heard of at Hawthorn, now c70 years.  6 pages, List 45.

JAMES, W.D., wrote from Franksville Station, Racine, Co. Wis., USA in 1895 re Price JONES who left Pont Robert, Montgomeryshire, North Wales c40 years ago.  2 pages, List 28.

JAMIESON, William J., wrote from Providence, Rhode Island in 1898, re his brother Alexander, who left the Shetland Islands 30-40 years ago, had 2 sons.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 24.

JAMPEN, J.C., Masterton, New Zealand, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his son Charles Leslie, who left there in the care of Mr. A. ROUBEY for Melbourne, and neither of whom had written to him.  Police interview Roubey who produces an agreement for Charles to stay with his family and Charles, who says he doesn’t wish to return.  7 pages, List 48.

JANES, Mrs. W.A., wrote from Heckford Park, Pode, England in 1916 re her sister Mrs. BARNES, who was last heard of living in Brunswick. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

JAQUEST, David, Head Constable, Luton Bedfordshire England wrote in 1892 re David GUNN, who left there about 6 years ago for Australia.  He is 32 years, his father highly respectable and a former mayor there.  They have heard he was killed in an accident and ask details.  Photo on file.  2 pages, List 2.

JARVIS, Captain William, also known as JAMES and MIDDLETON.  C.I.D. Natal South Africa wrote in 1905, seeking information on this man and enclosing a photo of him in military uniform and a crime sheet.  He was Irish, c51 years, had convictions in various places.  Wanted posters from Metropolitan Police London England also on file of him and William PEEL a Victorian offender who was wanted for hotel robberies.  This is a very large file.  List 45.

JEELANISHAH, Mrs. Florence Maud, wrote from Amritsar, Punjab, India, in 1916.  Her husband Said of Carlton, had sent her and their two children and her stepson to India to make a home, but failed to provide money for their maintenance, and wrote to his brother Meer HOSSEN to take the children away from her and have her killed.  Very detailed 6 page letter mentions son Maddison Shah; found in Melbourne, a hawker and Muslim preacher. 12 pages, List 53.

JEFFERS, William, of Lurgan, Ireland, wrote three letters in 1908 re his brother George, who left twenty years ago. He had been in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and served briefly in the NSW police force before opening a store. Police in NSW and Victoria fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

JEFFREY, William, went missing on a voyage on the S.S. Fifeshire from Liverpool to New Zealand in 1908.  He was from Dean, Edinburgh, aged 25.  Fellow passenger John JACKS, 22 years suspected of foul play but exonerated.  17 pages, List 58.

JEFFRIES, Florence, of Camberwell London England, wrote in 1918 re Percy Hugh SMITH, who was discharged from the army in Australia (No. 10579) and was to return to England but has not done so. Found. 7 pages, List 16.

JENKINS, James, Green Island, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re son in law Charles John JOHNSON, who left there for Adelaide in 1910, leaving his wife Amy Harriet and child with him.  Not heard from for months, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 68.

JESSOP, Augustus Frederick. Sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, in 1919 on behalf of E.J. TIMOTHY of Goodmare, Essex. He was 37 years old, married, left there c7 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

JEX, Elizabeth and son Frederick, discreet enquiry as to their whereabouts sought by East Suffolk police in 1909; found.  8 pages, List 60.

JOHANNING, A.W., wrote from London UK in 1900 re George and Augusta ROBINS who were in Auburn in 1897.  Their son George drowned in Yarra.  Daughter in law found.  3 pages, List 26.

JOHN, Rosanna, asks police to help in 1898.  Her husband’s death was not registered, but required for legal purposes in England.  His name was George Denis Trevylan John, a son of Captain John of Cornwall.  Her son was to inherit a legacy.  5 pages, List 18.

JOHNS, John, left Plynt Cornwall for Melbourne c1859, leaving a wife and two children behind.  In 1909 his daughter Mary Jane MARSHALL, Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales, asks police to find him; not found.  8 pages, List 59.

JOHNSON, D.D., wrote from Montreal Canada in 1910 re his half brother Frederick Joseph CRAWFORD; has not heard from him for 25 years.  4 pages, List 27.

JOHNSON, Mrs. Harry Arart, Earls Court, West Kensington London, wrote in 1916 re her husband Thomas N., believed in Melbourne.  Found, he claimed that he was never married to her, she was looking after a child he had to another woman; he was now married to Alice BIGG.  5 pages, List 52.

JOHNSON, J.J., lawyer of Washington City, Columbia District USA, wrote in 1893 on behalf of the two surviving sisters (unnamed) of Dennis Bernard COYLE, a blacksmith who left there in 1865 for the goldmines and was last heard of in 1869.  5 pages, List 3.

JOHNSON, Mrs. L., Brixton, London, wrote in 1909 re her husband William, an employee of the National Cash Register Co in Melbourne.  They were married in 1900, she gave him money and he went to New Zealand and then Australia.  Has never sent her ‘one penny’ and she has had to support herself.  She asks details of him, is planning to divorce him, and encloses a photo.  List 35.

JOHNSON, Thomas D., Bagdad, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1916 re son Rutherford H., not heard from since 1910; met Mary HEWITT when the American Fleet was in Australia.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.  Another file of enquiry, 8 pages, List 52.

JOHNSON, Vera nee MARSHALL, widow of Albert, born Brookville Canada 1868.  Australian External Affairs Department seeks her whereabouts in 1916; she obtained a passport in Melbourne.  Photograph on file.  15 pages, List 51.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. D. of Maryport England wrote in 1920 re her husband Henry JOHNSTON, who was living in Camperdown Victoria; has not heard from him for some time.  Their youngest son Joseph William and eldest grandson (unnamed) were both killed in the War.  7 pages.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. Jane of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother James LAVERTY.  Has heard he is in Melbourne, is a son of Michael and Mary, sisters are Jane, Mary and Ann, brother John.  He left Island with a cousin named John O’CONNER.  2 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, wrote from Pilrig, Edinburgh Scotland in 1897 re his son John, electrical engineer, who had written that he was on his way home, but not yet arrived.  Encloses photograph and son’s last letter from Melbourne; had been on W.A. goldfields.  Second letter says has heard from him.  Photo was taken in New Zealand.  10 pages, List 25.

JOLLY, Henry, sought by attorney C.W. EASTIN of San Francisco in 1917, on behalf of Mrs. S. THOMPSON. Albert JOLLY, Sgt. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, died in New Mexico in 1903; his estate is unclaimed, and the next of kin given was Henry, of Fitzroy, Melbourne. She specializes in finding missing heirs, and wants a share of the estate of finalise it. Jolly not found. 6 pages. List 6.

JONES, Annie of Liverpool England wrote in 1920 her husband Joseph.  He was 42 years, a fireman on the ‘Bulgar’ but had left the ship in Sydney.  They had three daughters and it was six years since he had sent any money for maintenance.  10 pages.

JONES, Edward Herbert.  E.L. Barritt, solicitor of Swinton, Manchester England wrote in 1905 re Jones who had died recently.  7 pages.

JONES, Mrs. G.T. of Granby Colorado USA wrote in 1907 re brother John G. WOERNER who left there for Melbourne Australia in 1894.  3 pages.

JONES, Gertrude Ann or WHITFIELD, sought by brother A.W. KNIGHT of Calcutta India, in 1908. She was from Gloucester England, aged 32 years, and suddenly left there and arrived in Sydney under an assumed name. Her parents are anxious about her. Not found. Photo on file. 10 pages, List 10. See introduction regarding cost of copying photograph.

JONES, Harold, of Singapore, applies to join Victoria police force in 1911. He was formerly in the South African force and also an ex cavalry soldier in the 9th Lancers. 3 pages, List 12.

JONES, J. Francis, Vice Consulate, Rhodes, Turkey in Asia via Alexandria, writes in 1894 on behalf of father of Johannes (John) ANASTASSPULOS; his family last heard from him in Windsor Melbourne, and are anxious.  7 pages List 4A.

JONES, John Henry MacKay, sought in 1911 by Herbert VINCENT, secretary of the Leyton Distress Committee, England.  They lent him money to come to Australia in 1909 and he has not paid it back.  Found.  10 pages, List 69.

JONES, J.W., Ahaura Grey Valley New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re Frank GRAHAM who, with his stepfather BRYANT came with the writer from Liverpool to USA in 1849, then onto Melbourne in 1852 in the Jane Dixon.  4 pages, List 55.

JONES, Mrs. L. of Balmichael, Shiskine, Arran Scotland, wrote in 1915 re her husband Lauchlan, who left her with 5 children 8 years ago. Is a joiner and was in Melbourne. Not found. 10 pages, List 8.

JONES, Lauchlan, joiner, sought by wife Marion, Balmichael Shiskine Arran, Scotland in 1909.  They have 5 children, the eldest 11; he left 6 years ago and it is over 2 years since she has heard from him, and now forced to get Parish relief.  Not found.  4 pages, List 62.

JONES, Lauchlan, joiner, sought by wife in 1911.  He left South Africa for Melbourne in 1907, c45 years, Freemason; she is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

JONES, Miss Pattie, Roath Park, Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1917 re her aunt Jane Ann RICHARDS who died in Port Adelaide. 10 pages, List 6.

JONES, Richard.  Sought in 1904 by son W. Jones of St Thomas, Swansea, Wales.  Richard left there many years before.  His last letter was in 1881, and this is reproduced; he was then living in Violet Town.  He writes that he lost the use of an eye in an accident at Williamstown.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

JONES, Robert of St. Mary’s Gate, Birkenhead, Cheshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son. Police reply states they need a name, age etc., before they can try and find him. 3 pages, List 7.

JONES, Thomas Henry, born Rotherham, Yorkshire UK, c1859, sought by wife L.?? who wrote from Sheffield in 1899.  He has been in Australia for 6 years, and was last heard of in Victoria.  She seeks maintenance for herself and their 6 year old boy.  4 pages, List 36.

JONES, Mrs. W., Astley Abbots near Bridgnorth Shropshire, wrote in 1915 re her son William James Jones, not heard from for over a year.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

JORDAN, Mrs. Alice S. of Westcliff on Sea, Essex England, wrote in 1920 re her husband Robert C. Jordan, who deserted her and three children, and ran away with a single woman [unnamed]. She has heard he is now in Melbourne and living with a Mrs. SEWELL, formerly of Perth W.A. Police find that Jordan deserted the single woman in India, taking their child with him, and that she too is after him. 9 pages, List 16.

JORDAN, Frederick D., Camberwell, London, England, wrote in 1917 re his son Edmund Septimus and wife who left there for Melbourne in 1912 with her parents PENGELLY.  5 pages, List 50.

JOSEPHS, Albert L., of Aldgate East, London England, wrote in 1916 re his brother Emanuel; mother L. Josephs had previously written in 1914. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

JOSEPHS, Samuel, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1902 re his brother Max who had disappeared from Mount Vernon earlier that year.  Enclosed flyer with photo and description and asked police to publicise; their mother is heartbroken.  4 pages, List 43.

JOSHUA, Arthur Clare.  Brother Dr.  of Malvern England, and father W. of Cheltenham England , write in 1893, anxious about him.  A solicitor,  left there c2 years ago.  A woman has written to the family asking for money on his behalf as he is ill.   Detailed investigation done.  45 pages, List 28.

JOUSSETT, , Jules.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to locate him in 1882; not heard from since 1876,  They report he died at Great Western in 1881, list assets and burial arrangements etc.  9 pages, List 42.

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KAPLAND, Leopold, MD, wrote from a hospital in Paris France in 1897, requesting address of his cousin Sohu Mathes RUBINSTEIN, from Salonten, Russia. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 36.

KARP, N. wrote from Gamoep, P.O. Springbok, Narnagualand/Namaqualand, Cape Colony in 1916. He was asked to send money for John WOLMAN two years previously; asked what happened to it and to Wolman. Reply states he was convicted of arson and served a prison sentence. 10 pages, List 6.

KAVANAGH, Bridget of Knockendarow, Donard, Co. Wick [Wicklow?] Ireland wrote in 1904 re her son Peter CONROY, who she had not heard from for 9 years. 4 pages.

KAVANAGH, Mrs. Thomas, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1897 re husband; Irish, had been 6 years in Royal Irish Constabulary and 2 years in Victoria (Canada?) police. Asks that reply be sent to Mr. H.W. Sheppard, Chief of Police, Victoria British Columbia, and he will forward it to her. Kavanagh was ‘one of those sporting byclists cracks… I am his wife he left me two years ago next December, in Victoria British Columbia, destitute, myself and child, and I have to work like a slave ever since to maintain myself and his child …’. 2 pages, List 4A

KAYE, -. Mr. of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 re Robert LOWE, who left England in 1904, leaving his wife and family behind. Kaye has heard he is contemplating marriage in Victoria; encloses photograph, which is returned. All Robert Lowe’s in Melbourne are interviewed, but not are the correct person. 8 pages, List 12.

KEAN, Matthew, sought by wife in 1914. She was working in a hotel in Glasgow, he had left some 8 years before. A Catholic, he had joined the freemasons there before leaving. Found in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 8.

KEARNEY, Michael, sought by sister L. Kearney of Durros, Co. Cork Ireland in 1897; he left there in 1862, last heard from in 1866 at Sandhurst. Traced to Rochester area. 7 pages, List 35.

KEAST, Charles, engine room artificer, wrote from Saltash Cornwall in 1904, asking police to find a watch he had left with hotelkeeper LANGRAN in Melbourne; found.  15 pages, List 47.

KEATING, Richard Francis, sought by niece Stasia CANTWELL, Croamerisle near Clonmel, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1903. He had arrived in 1887 and was last heard of in 1899 at Kalgoorlie.  5 pages, List 44.

KEDDIE, Robert, deserted wife Mary KELLOCK or Keddie and children Janet, Isabella, Robert and William in 1910 at Muirkirk, Glasgow Scotland.  In 1911 the Parish Clerk wrote, seeking him.  He was 38 years, a carter born Dumfries.  Not found.  7 pages, List 68.

KEECH, Marion, wrote from Bloomsbury London England in 1894 re her brother Robert who had died in Melbourne recently; queries his lack of possessions. File gives details of his death and estate. 18 pages. List 4.

KEEFE, M.J. Jnr, wrote on letterhead of McNeil’s Pharmacy, Torrington, Conn., USA in 1901. She/he believed mother Bridget has been left some money by Daniel Keefe, her uncle. The writing is difficult to decipher, and the name changes to O’KEEFE. Bridget is the eldest daughter of John and Mary JOYCE, was born in the Parish of Ruan, Co Clare Ireland, a younger sister is Ellen, and brother Daniel is in police force. Detail search of Daniel O’Keefe entries is unsuccessful. 27 pages, List 40.

KEEN, John K. of Wanganui New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. E.J. MEIKLE, widow of a carpenter at Warragul, his sister. Relatives found. 5 pages, List 14.

KEENAN, Johanna.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  She married – BLOOMFIELD and kept a hotel in Melbourne; is entitled to a share in an estate.  Children George and Elizabeth found.  16 pages, List 44.

KEILLOR, Isabella, of Merrion, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1895/6 re her son George, who has been in Australia since 1893 at least. Incomplete file, 4 pages, List 18.

KELLEHER, Bart, of Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, wrote in 1913 re his sister Honorah Kelleher. His father John, at Traralgon, and brother Michael are interviewed, his sister Mary Ellen is mentioned. Family have not seen her for eleven years. Police reply is returned, he has left address. 10 pages, List 12. CONNECTION FOUND.  Another letter of 1909 sought his brother Michael.  3 pages, List 60.

KELLEY, Mrs. Lizzie of Darby, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1903 re her two sisters Mary and Rose HOLDEN who were in Australia. Mary had married a Mr. DOUGHLAS [DOUGLAS?] and had a large family, Rose had also married but to whom was unknown. 4 pages.

KELLY, Charles, sought by W. BILLINGSLEY of Merthr, Glamorganshire in 1906. He left Dublin c 25 yrs ago. His brother Thomas would like to make contact; not found. 8 pages, List 19.

KELLY, Harold, sought by sister Darcy HENRYm Fremantle, W.A., in 1916; was formerly in New Zealand with uncle Richard.  Found.  7 pages, List 53.

KELLY, John, of Schenectady (?) New York USA wrote in 1894 re his father William, native of Tuam, Co Galway, who left his wife and family there years ago. 5 Pages, List 4A.

KELLY, John, 87 years, sought by Pittsburgh USA police in 1910 on behalf of relatives there.  He was born Milltown Parish Ferns County Wexford Ireland,, enlisted in 14th Light Dragoons, arrived Melbourne c1851.  Not found.  10 pages, List 65.

KELLY, John Henry, sought by brother J.P. Kelly, Scullin-Gallagher Iron & Steel Co., St Louis USA in 1909.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey, was in U.S. Navy, joined Arctic Expedition, then to England; physical description given, c46 years.  Not found. 4 pages, List 60.

KELLY, John Patrick, sought by F. CALDWELL, Head Constable Liverpool England in 1917; he had left his 3 children John Patrick, Richard Patrick and William Henry without support; their mother Maria was in gaol and the children were now in an Industrial School.  Kelly was employed on ships.  15 pages, List 49.

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia. Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856. Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Marguerite NEAL. Not found. 5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, Nicholas T. of police force Chicago, wrote in 1901 re brother Michael, who left Liverpool c1844 for Australia. Father died in Ireland, and mother and rest of family – Matthew, Hugh J., Nicholas T., Mary, Ann, Bridget and Lucy emigrated to U.S.A. 5 Pages, List 5.

KELLY, Peter George. Solicitors from Auckland New Zealand write in 1916 on behalf of his wife Rosina, who is seeking a divorce. Reply states not police business. 6 pages, List 9.

KELLY, William. Wrote from Hotel Huckins, Sedalia, Mo., US in 1902 re his brother James, born ‘Monough nr Bumcrane Dunagale Co Ireland’. Their parents were Rodger and Ann nee CARR, and they had 8 sons and 3 daughters. He hasn’t heard from James in about 20 years; he was a ‘taylor’. William’s home was in Chicago. Note on file states that brother Roger enquired previously. 7 pages, List 24.

KELLY, William, deserted his wife in England c1909.  In 1917 she wrote from Burlington St Liverpool England, (the home of her sister) had heard that he was in Melbourne and remarried.  Found, had remarried c1914.  6 pages, List 49.

KEMP, James, or SINGER, sought by daughter Matilda MacDONALD, Aberdeen Scotland, in 1917.  He left in 1868, when she was a few months old, a ship’s carpenter.  She ahs 3 sons in the service.  Not found.  9 pages, List 51.

KENDALL, Clara, widow of Charles, wrote from Oreston Park, Brighton England in 1894 re her brother in law Henry KENDALL, who left England c30 years ago, supposed missionary, involved in exploration expedition for scientific purposes, last heard from in 1882 in Melbourne. 11 pages. List 4.

KENNARD, Phoebe, Sidmouth, Devon England, wrote in 1916 re her brother Norman, was at Maffra, needing medical treatment; not heard from for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

KENNEDY, Annie, 48 years, sought by John MacDOUGALL, Broughty Ferry, Scotland, on behalf of friends, in 1910.  She was born at Aberfeldy, Co Perth, and left for Australia c1900, then returned on a visit last year.  She was employed by Mrs Arthur BARNES of Malvern.  Found working for E. BOWDEN of Upper Macedon.  8 pages, list 63.

KENNEDY, D.J. of Cleveland Fire Dept., Ohio USA, wrote in 1904 seeking brothers Daniel and Michael GORMAN; their brother John had died there. 4 pages, List 20.

KENNEDY, Hugh Vincent, solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898 re – NUGENT who was admitted to an insane asylum 1884/5. He sought information to see if this was the person his clients were related to. The person was Edwin Barnett NUGENT, supposed born in Antigua West Indies, eldest son of a medical practitioner, but possibly born England. Other enquiries received about him were from R.R. NUGENT, Queensland, a supposed brother, and Dr. Henry N.M. SEDGWICK of Southsea Hants England, a supposed uncle. The latter mentioned a Miss WARING, whom the patient remembered. 8 pages, List 4.

KENNEDY, Miss Mary, wrote from New Britain Conn., USA in 1905 re her brother Patrick, last heard from six year ago and aged c30 2 years.  Mother had died.  Reply states insufficient information provided. 3 pages, List 44.

KENNEDY, Michael, wrote from Ware, Mass., USA in 1894 re Michael O’CONNOR; his sister Nora O’CONNOR was trying to contact him. O’Connor was ‘addicted to drink’. Located interstate by police. 10 pages. List 4.

KENNEY, Thomas L., of Suffield, Hartford, USA, wrote in 1917 re his uncle Michael MURRAY, born Co. Galway, went to Manchester England in 1863, and had been in the Victorian police force. Police trace possible descendants, and say he may have been known here as Patrick MURRAY. 5 pages, List 6.

KENNY, John, sought by brother Andrew, Roxbury, Boston, Mass., USA, in 1906.  He was formerly in the police force, fought in Maori War in New Zealand.  Family found.  5 pages, List 48.

KENT, Mrs Bertha, of Butte City, Montana US, wrote in 1917 re her brother Alfred Kent; has heard from him in forty years. Found in NSW. 7 pages, List 11.

KENT, Mrs Dolly, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1911; neighbour Mrs BURNELL called police.  She lived with her mother Mrs HESTFORD.  5 pages, List 95.

KENT, N.B. of Cambridge House, Camberwell England, wrote in 1914 re George MacQUILLIN, aged 18 yrs, who came to Victoria; last heard of in Rushworth; he has heard his employer was killed suddenly and wonders where George is. Found by police. 3 pages, List 7.

KENT, Walter, sought by Mrs. H. RUCK KEENE, Forest Lodge, Whip’s Cross, Walthamstow England, in 1914. He went to Melbourne in 1912, aged 46 yrs, leaving a large family there who are in need. Police find he was on the railway works, but has left. 15 pages, List 8.

KENWORTHY, W.D., wrote from Rusholme, England in 1895 re a report that his brother in law Joseph MEE suicided by throwing himself from the S.S. Edina, Captain Forbes. His father was J.B. Mee, a fishmonger of North Wales. Event confirmed. 33 pages, List 30.

KENYON, James, sought by wife Annie, Church Lane, England in 1917.  He left in 1911, worked on the railways and stopped writing in 1913. He had two sisters in Melbourne, one Mrs. SMITH, Clifton Hill and a brother Albert, who are interviewed.  10 pages, List 51.

KERIN, Peter, left Ballinacally Co Clare Ireland c1870 for Australia.  Sought by nephew Michael, Buffalo New York.  Found.  4 pages, List 63.

KERINS, Mrs. S., Liverpool England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Henry Charles, c30 years, who worked his way to Australia on a ship; was born Williamstown.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

KERR, Charles, Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1916 asked police to find Joseph PARR, his wife’s uncle, who came from Liverpool to Melbourne c1911, a member of the Salvation Army and a retired policeman.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

KESSEL, Robert, 23 yrs, sought by Victor B., SALISBURY, Hamburg, Eric County New York USA in 1911.  Details of Henry Kessel ascertained, but not the right person.  13 pages, List 67.

KESSLER, Lancelot Robert, wrote in 1917 from Trench Mortar Battery, 31st Brigade, Salonica Forces, re his mother Mrs. Lottie STAFFORD, a nurse. He left Melbourne in 1896. His sister Mrs Trixie LETHBRIDGE found. 6 pages. List 6.

KEUNE, Henny [Henrietta?] German Consul in Melbourne asked police to find her in 1928, enclosed photograph. Note states found in Germany. 2 pages, List 42. See instructions re copying of photographs.

KEW, Manfred wrote from Pokew Auckland New Zealand in 1903 re his brother Frank, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  7 pages, List 46.

KHAN, Sepoy Adelet, stationed with East Africa Exped. Force India in 1918.  His Commanding Officer writes on his behalf; has heard that his father Hazir Khan has died in Bendigo, asks if correct.  Incorrect.  4 pages, List 56.

KHAN, Chandu, (son of Bhadur Khan), wrote from Delhi India in 1914. He had lived in Melbourne for 18 years, but while placed in a lunatic asylum for 3 years his property was auctioned. He wants the proceeds of the auction forwarded to him there. Police find his assets were sold to pay a debt. 17 pages, List 7

KHAN, Fattehai. Commissioner of Police in Bombay wrote in 1919. Kahan, 60 years of age, had recently arrived there from Melbourne without a passport, and claimed to have lived and worked in Melbourne for past 25-30 yrs. Seeks confirmation and reason for no passport. 4 pages, List 18.

KHAN, Ghani Walad Adam. Information sought by the District Superintendent of Police, Kolaba, India on behalf of a relative of Khan, a Pathan, Boku Wd Karen SULEMAN KHEL-GHAIL, who wished to join him in Australia,  but was robbed in Bombay on his way there. Khan transported goods by camel. 17 pages, List 41.

KIENI, John Martin. Sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1919; last heard of three years ago. 4 pages, List 10.

KILLAM & BECK, Solicitors, Vancouver Canada, wrote in 1918 regarding the next of kin of the late Allen McDONELL, a bachelor, who died intestate there. His brother John was overseer of Telegraphs in Melbourne. Police locate daughter Mrs. Lucy CLAUSCEN. 6 Pages, List 6.

KILMARTIN, Kiernan and sister Mrs Michael (Bessie) KELLY, sought by brother Patrick, Hartford, Conn., USA in 1911.  They left Seven Churches, King’s County Ireland c30 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

KING, Albert, sought by father Stephen, Kintbury, near Hungerford, Berks, England in 1910; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

KING, Harry, wife and sons John, James, Edward and Thomas, left Donockmore, Co. Tyrone Ireland for Australia, [no date]. Robert F. KING, of Brooklyn, New York USA, wrote in 1895, hadn’t heard from them for years; relatives. 2 pages, List 28.

KING, Mrs Margaret nee O’SHAUGHNESSY, sought by her sister Catherine REIDY, Brooklyn New York in 1914. She was formerly of Co. Limerick, and left there for Melbourne c60 years ago. Not found, although the five women of that name in Melbourne are checked. 12 pages, List 8.

KING, Stephen of Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son Albert, hasn’t heard since 1914. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

KINGSLEY, Richard Henry, of Oceanport New Jersey USA, wrote in 1900 regarding his uncle William Kingsley, once in the Vic. Police department, in the 1850s. Richard’s parents were Thomas Wells Kingsley and Mary A. Webb. 1 page, List 18.

KINGTON, George, sought by nephew Walter Dudley Kington of Suva, Fiji in 1899. He was a native of Trowbridge, Wiltshire England, and emigrated with brothers Samuel and Walter. The writer is a son of Walter, who was murdered in Fiji in 1891. Relatives found. 10 pages, List 37.

KINNANE, Mrs. Mary, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re her brother Thomas O’CONNOR, native of Robertstown Co Limerick, was in police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 47.

KINNEAR, Mrs. W., of Egremont, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1920 re her husband William, a soldier, who returned from overseas to Australia in 1917. He had committed a bigamous marriage to Eva BROWN; the pair were living in Sydney. 14 pages.

KINNEY, William, East St Louis, Illinois, USA, wrote in 1903 re sisters Mary Ann, Ellen and Fanny Kinney and Mrs. Margaret McNamara.  Not found. 7 pages, List 46.

KIRBY, Henry, 4th Light Horse. Information sought by Mrs. J.A. PARRY of Birkenhead, England in 1915. He is her daughter’s husband and deserted ship c3 years ago, leaving her with two children to support. She has heard he has enlisted in the above in Melbourne. Confirmed and traced. 17 pages, List 41.

KIRKPATRICK, F.H. Writes from Fort William, Ontario Canada in 1916, seeking details of entering police force here. Has both military and police experience. Is married. Note: Letter is damaged over third letter of surname, so could be KILPATRICK. 1 page. List 9.

KIRK, John Kerr.  Information sought by brother James, St. John, N.B. Canada in 1903.  He arrived in Melbourne in 1857 as a ship’s purser, last heard from in 1874.  5 pages, List 45.

KLAR, Mrs. Nellie, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1916 re her son Joseph, aged 22 yrs, born Frankfort, Indiana, a telegraph operator, who sailed as cook on a ship from England in 1915. Not found. 4 pages, List 6.

KLEMENS, Charles, sought by brother Th. KLIEMANN, Bertsdorf near Tritlau, Silensia, Germany, in 1897. Letter in German, with translation. Not found. 7 pages, List 25.

KLEPSTAD, Paul and John of Chicago, Ill., USA., wrote in 1892 re their brother Olaf KLEPSTAD or OLSEN, native of Norway, aged c39 years. 1 page, List 2.

KLIBANSKI, L. Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 re this person – he had had an enquiry from St. Petersburg. Found under a different name. Most of the file deals with a reprimand of a constable for taking 10 days to report his findings. 10 pages, List 8.

KNIGHT, Mrs. C., wrote from Worcester, Mass., USA in 1895 re John QUIRK, known as KIRK there, proprietor of the 7th Star Hotel in Australia; her brother. 1 page, List 28.

KNIGHT, George, wrote from Blackpool England in 1896 seeking information on his father George, a brickmaker at Sandhurst who has been in Australia over 40 years. 5 pages, List 33.

KNIGHT, George Frederick, sought by sister Mrs S.K. FIELDING, St Annes on the Sea, England in 1908.  He was c40 years, a remittance man had been treated for ‘excesses with women.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

KNOWLES, Arthur, enquired for by sister Mrs. M. HOCKING of Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1898. Last heard from 4 years ago when in Ballan. List 26.

KNOWLTON, Mrs. Isabel, Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1905 re Richard JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, who left Manchester New Hampshire many years before. 11 pages.

KNOWLES, Mrs. E., Dudley, Worcestershire, England, wrote in 1914 re her brother James SHELDON; she had received a letter that he was in Wonthaggi hospital.  Found in asylum, not expected to live.  She wrote again about him in 1916.  15 pages, List 52.

KOCH, John Frederick. Sought by brother in law William SCHLEUSE of Tavistock, Ontario Canada in 1900. Koch was born at Meckelburg Schwerine Germany and left there in 1855 when aged 21 yrs. Not found. 13 pages, List 18.

KOHLSAAT, Dr G., Rectsanwalt, Altona, Germany, wrote in German in 1907 re brothers Franz and Carl Johann SCHMIDT who have inherited money from uncle Sebastian SCHMIDT, formerly resident in Bendigo. Found.  8 pages, List 57.

KOHN, Maurice. Austro Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne wrote in 1899 on behalf of his mother, who lived at Karsbad. He was sent to Australia in 1893, was addicted to drink. Other Kohns interviewed, but no relation. 11 pages, List 17.

KOROALSKY, Sandar of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 regarding Barney and Charles MARX, brothers, who had spent more than twenty years in Melbourne. 2 pages, List 2.

KOSS, Eva, writes from Neustadt West Prussia District of Danzig, Germany in 1892, (in German) regarding her son John. 4 pages.

KRAUSE, Charles A. wrote from Milwaukee USA in 1894 re his uncle E.H. MARSCHNER, born Sachen, Germany[?] aged 54 years, was in Melbourne six years ago. Writer is son of sister Carolina. 6 pages. List 4.

KUES, Frederick J., sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1908 on behalf of his father Frederick, Baltimore, US, who had not heard from him since 1907.  Found.  7 pages, List 58.

KUGELMANN, Arthur, New Orleans, 18 years, wrote in 1908 asking police to find his relatives.  Father was born in Australia and 5/6 brothers; he died in New Orleans.  A relative found.  4 pages, List 59.

KUHN, Stuart. Left his wife and child over 2 years ago in 1907 in Pimlico London England. She writes asking if he is earning a regular wage as he is sending her no money. 6 pages, List 9.

KÜLLMER, Mrs Emilie Rosalie nee PFEIFFER; relatives sought by German Consul General in Sydney in 1909.  Detailed family history given; she was born in Mount Gambier in 1864, married Wilhelm Küllmer 1884, siblings listed. 43 pages, List 61.

KUPLER, Ludwig, sought by Felix, master baker, Greulich, Silesia, Germany in 1897; left there in 1844, not heard from since. 19 pages, List 29.

KYNOCH, Francis, Cleadon, Sunderland England, wrote in 1910 re his maternal grandfather James GLASS, farmer, of Coldstone Aberdeenshire, who went to Melbourne c1850 and was accidentally killed; seeks details which are supplied.  5 pages, List 66.

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LACEY, Maurice, wrote from Dallas Texas in 1897 re his uncle Michael, who left Dublin Ireland in 1864 for Melbourne, was a waiter.  Found.  5 pages, List 35.

LACY, Edward J., wrote from Hartford, Conn., USA in 1897 re Michael LACY who left Ireland for Australia ‘a great many years ago’; he would be c80 years old now.  He had siblings John, Edward, Dennis, Thomas, James and Margaret and others.  Edward is his nephew, born in the USA.  Not found. 18 pages, List 36.

LAECHLER, Mrs. Jane of Dorchester, Mass, US., wrote in 1911 re Alexander McKELVIE. Not found. 4 pages, List 13.

LAIRD, Peter, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1894, re his sister Elizabeth and her husband William COCHRAN, who left there 30 years ago for California, and were now believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

LAMBERT, Frederick Henry, baker, 48 years, sought by wife in Stratford, Taranaki New Zealand in 1909.  Found.  9 pages, List 60.

LAMBOILET, William, c60 years, sought by nephew John Douglas HORLEY, White River, New Ontario, Canada, in 1908.  Lamboilet adopted his sister Madge and taken to Melbourne c1895; she would now be c24 years old.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

LAMOTTE, Captaine H., Noumea, is commissioner of police there and a stamp collector; asks help in getting Australian stamps.  7 pages, List 50.

LANE, E.C. of New Plymouth, New Zealand, wrote in 1908.  Has seen a report of the death of a man named Lane, and asks if it is her son; reply states not him.  5 pages.  List 5.

LANE, Mrs Hannah, widow, Queenstown, Ireland, wrote in 1910 re her brothers Michael, Thomas and William and sister Susan; not heard from for some years.  William found.  6 pages, list 63.

LANE, W., of Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re the date of death of John or Thomas WALTON, supposed to have died on the gold diggings c50 years ago; there was a large amount of money in chancery for him. Reply states that the only death of relevance was John Walton alias Moore, who died in gaol in 1855, was a ship’s carpenter and aged 45. 4 pages, in poor condition. List 11

LANG, Arthur Edward. Sought by wife Lillian of Grafton Bridge, Auckland New Zealand in 1917. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years; his family live in Melbourne. Not found. 6 pages, List 11.

LANGWORTHY, Richard Robert, sought by James HELLYER of Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon in 1896; he is executor of Langworthy’s aunt Ann BROWN and he is entitled to a share.  His brother Walter Dinnathorne Langworthy is in Hobart.  Found.  6 pages, List 31.

LANIGAN, Mrs. nee PILON, wrote from Cincinnati Ohio USA in 1892 re James COLLINS ‘one time head constable of the Police Force’ and her uncle.  1 page, List 2.

LANIGAN, Mrs. Ann, wrote from Cincinnati, Ohio US in 1894 re her uncle James COLLINS.  She had written before, needs help “very badly”.  Her mother was Jane COLLINS nee PILLON.  Her husband has died, she has 3 children.  In a second letter she has heard he has died; he had two sons John and James.  4 pages, List 30.

LANIGAN, Mrs Mary C. of South Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re Martin BURKE, formerly of Galway Ireland, whose wife was Eliza FEENERTHY/FEENERTY.  She is the daughter of Martin’s sister Ellen, and a widow.  2 pages, List 4.

LANNEN, H.K. of Portmagee, Co. Kerry Ireland wrote in 1900 re brother Thomas Michael LANNEN.  14 pages.

LANGHOOP, B.J. Schuyler, Nebraska, USA, wrote in 1917 re mother’s brother Fritz FRUEHLING, German, who went to Australia c50 years ago and was last heard of in Ballarat.  Not found.  11 pages, List 51.

LARBY, Mrs. Mary, of Fermoy, Co. Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906. Three brothers, James, John and William HAMIL emigrated to Australia c40 yrs previously, William died in Melbourne recently, and she thinks he would have been well off, yet she’s received nothing from his estate. A cousin Michael MANGAN handled the estate. 6 pages, List 18.

LARKIN, Miss C. of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1911, asking police to see Archbishop CARR and get him to send her some money as she is penniless. Her aunt Mrs. Maria COOK died in Melbourne and left her estate to the church. Larkin was formerly of Augharengh [?] Co. Wicklow. [Letter difficult to read]. 6 pages, List 15.

LARNACH, Walter, widower, sought by daughter in law Mrs. Walter J. Larnach, Seattle Washington, USA, in 1907.  Not found.  5 pages, List 55.

LARNEY, Patrick, sought by Catherine ARMSTRONG, San Francisco, USA, in 1909.  He went from New York to Australia many years ago.  Her mother was the daughter of Hugh Larney, of Liverpool.  Not found.  5 pages, List 60.

LARTER, E.J., of Picture Butt PO via Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1914 re his wife Lily who ran off with Reg. HOBBS in 1911.  She is 32, a native of Plymouth Devon England and took their four year old child with them.  Police find them under the name of HERBERT. 5 pages, List 2.

LA SEUR, Marie Josepha. Sought by Belgian Consul Melbourne, on behalf of Foreign Office, Brussels in 1905. She was born there in 1853, divorced from Hubert DESENFANS and came to Australia in 1890. Found. 11 pages, List 12.

LATHROP, Miss Ann Evelyn of Sherman, Texas, wrote in 1913 re John EBDON, last heard of in Melbourne in 1853; he had a daughter Amelia. ‘They are part heirs to an old estate’. John’s youngest sister Mary Ebdon Vining Lathrop is the writer’s grandmother. Police interview Tasmanian Ebdon family, but they are not the correct people. 10 pages, List 13.

LATROS, Antoine, sought by brother Panayotis in Constantinople in 1898, found.  5 pages, List 25.  See also PATROS.

LAUDER, Reginald Cape.  Wrote from Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1906, enquiring if a firm of NOLAN & NOLAN existed in Melbourne; police give details.  6 pages, List 19.

LAUNDRY, Samuel, sought by Miss M.L. ROGERS of Plymouth, England in 1899. His daughter Jenny WOOLLEY located.  5 pages, List 37.

LAURENT, Prosper.  Information sought by eldest daughter Sothee Mary, Auckland, New Zealand in 1906.  Very detailed description of him, ‘by birth and education a gentleman and scholar’ but an alcoholic, c74 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 48.

LAURIE, James. Information about him sought by his wife in Kennington Park, Glasgow, Scotland in 1901. He was born 1835 in Paisley Scotland. 12 pages, List 15.

LAURIE, James.  Information sought by wife in Kinning Park Glasgow in 1902.  A cook, born Paisley, father Thomas, has a brother R.  4 pages, List 24.

LA VERDE, Lucile, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1918 re the sisters Blaine who lived in Melbourne in 1879. Mrs. ROLFE and Mrs CALDWELL were their married names. Police track descendants who state name really BANN. 4 pages, List 16.

LAWLESS, Thomas of Aston Road Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his brother William, who belonged to the 44th Regiment, and left India c1884, with comrades, for Australia, to join the police force.  4 pages, List 2.

LAWLEY, A.L. of Beira, East Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to give a letter to Brunswick police, advising of the death of the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pascoe. Police find the Pascoes live in Coburg. 2 pages, List 13.

LAWLOR, James Valentine, sought by sister Jane in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1898. He left there c40 years ago and would be about 68 years old. Not found. 4 pages, List 18.

LAWLOR, Phillip, sought by father Thomas of Drumany Pleydwell, Milltown, Balburbet, Co. Cavan Ireland in 1899.  Wen to Perth c1895.  Found.  13 pages, List 23.

LAWRENCE, Alfred, sought by R.N. CHRISTIE, Chairman, Harpenden War Relief Fund in 1915.  He left there in 1910 with his wife and 6 children for Melbourne, was a bricklayer and illiterate.  His eldest daughter married Henry GALLOWAY.  Interesting comment about his being born with 6 fingers.  Found.  5 pages, List 53.

LAWRENCE, Joseph of Woodhouse Carr Leeds England wrote in 1894 re his uncle Harry GREEN ‘a great Bookmaker and betting man of Melbourne’ aged c70 years.  Lawrence is his brother’s son.  5 pages, List 4A

LAWRENCE, Margaret A., of Oaklands, Kenley Surrey England, wrote in 1892 re Edward SURBEY, husband of her cook.  Surbey had married the woman and taken her to Sydney New South Wales Australia; he was a house decorator.  He subsequently sent her and their baby girl back to England as her health was failing, and sent money for some months.  The wife has now not heard from him for five years.  Surbey is located under the name of HOBSON and was recently prosecuted for making a false statement in relation to the birth of a child.  7 pages, List 2.

LAWRENCE, William, sought by daughter Mrs A. PARK, Morpeth, England, in 1909.  He had been in Australia 21 years, was working for the government.  Not found.  12 pages, List 61.

LAWSON, Annie, King’s Head, Richmond, York, England, wrote in 1913 re Philip PARSONS (real name Billie PORSON) born Devonport England c1887, left there for Australia; she has a maintenance order out against him.  Found, he denies paternity.  17 pages, List 29.

LAWSON, John, formerly kept the Gridiron Hotel in Dunedin New Zealand.  Information sought by wife Kate in 1902; he cleared out 6 years ago with a barmaid.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

LAWSON, Tom, sought by brother Cuthbert, West Berkeley, California in 1910.  He hadn’t been heard from for 27 years; c65 years.  They were sons of the late Jacob of Glasgow.  Not found.  7 pages, List 62.

LAYTON, William.  Information sought by father C. Layton, Lowestoff, England in 1916.  Cousin F.C., a constable there, also wrote.  Found.  9 pages, List 53.

LAZENBY, George Hull of Cardiff, South Wales, wrote in 1905 re his sister’s husband, Dr. David Grahame BROWNE, who left her 20 years ago and went to Australia. Police find him in Western Australia: ‘This man is a hopeless wreck … thru his drunken habits … has another wife in Melbourne and grown up family …’. but only report finding him. Letter subsequently from Mrs. Emma Josephine BROWNE, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, seeking details, but he has gone from there. 12 pages, 3 in faded pencil. List 12.

LAZONBY, Edward, of Seaham Harbour Co. Durham.  His only child, Mrs. Robert BARKER writes from Heathcote Victoria in 1892.  She left home many years ago, and is now in poor circumstances; seeks details of her father – whether he is dead and if so what happened to his estate.  Police in England reply that he died in 1881, leaving his estate to the daughter of John and Margaret NICHOLSON, Margaret BAXTER and her children, and their TURNBULL grandchildren, and enclose a copy of his Will.  7 pages, List 5.

LEAVEN, Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle J., not heard from for many years, and the sister of a friend, Netty KENSAL. Uncle’s family traced.  5 pages, List 68.

LEDSHAM, John, c30 years, chemist’s assistant in Melbourne, sought by father in law J.A. COWELL, Manchester, England, on behalf of his wife.  Found to have been in gaol elsewhere.  10 pages, List 43.

LEDSHAM, W., Captain South Raglan Barracks, Devonport, Stock England, wrote in 1893 re George FOUNTAIN, his brother in law, who was in Melbourne in 1888.  His parents have not heard from him for some years.  6 pages, List 3.

LEE, C.W., wrote from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA in 1905 re Robert LEE, who had been in Australia over 40 years.  3 pages.

LEE, Dorrall, wrote from Dighton Mass., USA in 1901, re a female of the same name who left England for Australia, became wealthy and left a fortune to him; no record of any such person.  3 pages, List 40.

LEE, Mrs. Ellen, c/- Mrs. HARRIS, Bootle Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband Harry H., known as William HEATLEY. He was a sailor and left 4 years ago; encloses a 1913 letter from him and a photo. Found. 10 pages, List 7.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGG, H.J.  Head Constable Guildford Surrey writes in 1899 on behalf of unnamed brother who has had no reply to his letters.  Photo of J.H. on file, wearing Crimea Medal.  4 pages, List 23.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGGIT, Robert, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1862 re his son David, a shoemaker at Ballarat, has not heard for two years.  5 pages, List 5.

LE GRICE, Frederick, or his family, sought by Linas Le Grice, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1902.  Not found.  4 pages, List 24.

LEHANE, Michael, left Killavoy, Banteen, Co Cork Ireland, for Australia c1875.  Information sought by nephew Dan BUCKLEY, East Greenwich, London England, in 1909.  4 pages, List 60.

LEHENEY, John, of N. Leominster, Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re his uncle of the same name, who was born in Co. Roscommon and not heard of in 35 years.  1 Page, List 4A.

LEIBUNDGUT, Mrs Elizabeth, Brooklyn USA, wrote in 1911 re her childhood sweetheart Robert Charles GRIPPER, born Chelmsford Essex.  She has important news for him.  Her letter to him is still on file.  12 pages, List 65.

LEICESTER, Lieut. R.A.H. of 1st Bedfordshire Regt., Bengal, India, wrote in 1906, asking for details of entry into police force; he was 28yrs, had seen service in South Africa.  3 pages, List 19.

LEIGHTON, E. Forester.  Wrote from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, in 1906, seeking employment in police department.  He has served in Natal police.  3 pages, List 19.

LENNON, J., of Dundalk Ireland, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John Lennon, an ex Royal Irish Constabulary member. Found by police. 7 pages, List 10.

LEONARD, Patrick, James and Bridget.  All arrived in Victoria c1874.  Bridget married James O’BRIEN and moved to the north east.  Information sought by Dennis E. RYAN, clerk of Supreme Court, Buffalo New York in 1898.  Found.  3 pages, List 20.

LESSLIE, Mrs. M. of Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1906 re her aunt Miss Isabella SIMPSON of Parkville, who had failed to answer her letters.  5 pages, List 19.

LETT, Elizabeth Kate of New Cross London, wrote in 1914 re her husband Herbert Charles, 26 years, native of London, who was employed on a ship to Australia and has not returned.  8 pages.

LETTIERE, Peter, of Trenton, New Jersey USA wrote in 1914 re his grandfather Michael FLEMING, last heard from about 15 years ago, would be 75-80 years old. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

LEVEY, Alfred, watchmaker and jeweller, late of London, brother of Henry and Joseph, sought by Mrs Elizabeth SESSEL, Liverpool England in 1909.  He was born in Canada, apprenticed to Tiffany’s, c50 years, had been missing for about 15 years.  15 pages, List 60.

LEVY, Miss Roselle F., of New York City, wrote in 1892 re Henry, aged 52 years.  2 pages.

LEVY, Samuel, sought by wife Johann in 1897. He had been missing since 1888, last heard of in Melbourne.  Letter in German on file.  B. GREENFIELD of New York wrote on her behalf.  Not found.  13 pages, List 35.

LEWIS, Private G., Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife who left with Walter BYRON, c40 years, and took their 2 year son with her, leaving him with 2 daughters.  3 pages, List 68.

LEWIS, George M.  Solicitor William H. Gilman of Watertown New York wrote in 1897 re Lewis, who died in a steamship disaster off the coast.  He had come from Australia, was an actor with two sons.  His heirs were entitled to a considerable sum of money and police were asked to find them.  Lewis, aged about fifty years, may have been known under a different name in Australia.  9 pages, List 2.

LEWIS, Mary Jane, wrote from Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1918 re her stepfather Richard Albion COLE, who left there c40 years ago for Australia and was never heard from again. He was a carpenter. Police trace descendants of Richard Cole of Footscray, but he is not the person sought. His death certificate is on file. 14 pages, List 16.

LEWIS, Thomas, joiner/carpenter, sought by brother Alexander of Dundee Scotland in 1901, via Marie GORDON of Eurobin.  She wrote to Chief Commissioner Chomley, whose family she knew slightly ‘in the early days of the colony’ and often heard ‘of her old pupils from Mr. Fawkner …’.  Not found. 2 pages, List 40.

LEY, David.  Information sought by nephew James, Fruit & Potato Merchant, Llanelly, Wales, in 1909.  Was in Geelong in the 1860s.  Son traced and gives family history.  5 pages, List 62.

LIDDELL, D., of Clapham, London England, wrote in 1917 re his great uncle Thomas GRAY, who went to Victoria c1848 and was a warden on the Ballarat goldfields; last heard of in Queensland, and would be about 86 years old. Not found. 8 pages, List 6.

LIGHT, Mrs. George, of Liverpool, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1913 re her son Edgar, who came to Australia fourteen months ago to live with her elder son and wife. He is only 15 years, and she hasn’t heard for four months. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

LILLER, Joseph, wrote from Perth Western Australia in 1912.  He was there on a holiday and asked whether there was any vacancies in the Victorian detective office.  He was English, 29 years, had served in the King’s Royal Rifles in South Africa and Somalia, then joined the Bombay Police and was an Inspector there.  He spoke several languages.  Both he and his wife suffered from malaria, so keen to leave India.  4 pages, List 33.

LILLIE, Charles, died in Maryborough Hospital (Victoria), in 1914, an Old Age Pensioner. Police attempt to trace relatives and find that a sister Mrs. A. KEMP is in London, her husband has a grocer’s shop, and a brother Thomas is a hotel keeper. Mrs. John KING in Halsted Essex might also be able to help with information. Deceased kept a diary of his life. 7 pages, List 7

LILLIS, Lance Corporal Richard, of R.E. Cairo, Egypt, wrote in 1895 re Patrick O’SULLIVAN, who died at Sandringham.  He seeks information about the circumstances on behalf of relatives, mother, two sisters and a brother in Ireland, another brother and sister in U.SA.  It was believed O’Sullivan was wealthy.  Report gives true story.  His body had been identified by Daniel TRACEY of Brunswick.  5 pages, List 30.

LINCOLN, Ernest, drowned in the Yarra in 1907.  Chief Constable South Shields England wrote on behalf of his father, E.H. Lincoln, seeking his effects.  17 pages, List 48.

LINEGHAN, Catherine, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1899 re her husband, who deserted her and their child.  Has heard he is in Melbourne.  11 pages, List 36.

LINDSAY, James.  Sought by nephew John E. Lindsay of Buffalo New York in 1902; he was a sheep farmer. John is a son of Thomas.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

LINDSAY, Walter. Sought by unnamed wife in Salisbury England in 1919. He left in 1916 and had not provided any support since. His mother was Mrs. PRESTON. Police find he in gaol under another name, and his mother had died. 12 pages, some damaged. List 17.

LINFORD, Mrs. M.J., Cape Town, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re husband Lance Corporal Harry Alfred James, 23rd Battalion, and getting his salary allotment.  He also wrote concerning Gertrude LAWLOR, who was supposed to be banking the allotment for him.  34 pages, List 52.

LINSDELL, Miss A.E., Los Angeles, California USA, wrote in 1916 re brother in law John HASSELL of Geelong, who paid for his wife Charlotte M., 51 years to go to the U.S. and is now destitute.  Claims this was because he had got Dorothy URQUHART pregnant.  A letter from him states he is maintaining his wife.  6 pages, List 52.

LISLE, J.M., [or de LISLE] Wellington, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 asking if his wife Cissy nee LEECH is still alive.  They married c23 years ago and separated soon after.  7 pages, List 52.

LITTELL, Dr. U.G. of Sunset, USA, wrote in 1917, seeking Benjamin DALLEY, who left London for Melbourne c1878, and would now be about 56 years old. His sister, Mrs. John W. DRENNING of Santa Ana California, was quite ill, and wanted to make contact with him. She was formerly Ann Frances DALLEY, who married firstly David A. HOGGARTH in 1870 and then DRENNING in 1895. She had a brother William and a sister Josephine, and their father Benjamin had property in Carlton at some time. Not found. 10 pages, List 11.

LIVERMORE, Thomas, Globe Mine Co., Reefton New Zealand, wrote in 1909, has heard that his wife Emily and sister Stella PARKINSON were ‘leading a bad life lately’.  4 pages, List 61.

LIVESAY, Joseph.  A convict, landed Sydney 1818, last heard of in Melbourne 1857.  John COYLE of Wigan, Lancashire writes, 1862, was 11 years at the time, Livesay’s daughter was about a month old.  3 pages, List 5.

LLOYD, Captain D. of the Barque ‘Zinni’ Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother John, a ship’s captain, who disappeared from London in 1888, just before he was due to sail.  The family believed him dead, but an anonymous letter has said he is in Melbourne.  He left a wife and children.  3 pages, List 2.

LLOYD, F.G. of Oakwood, Bexley, Kent England, wrote in 1893 re J.D. PHILPOT.  Has heard he was in police custody and admitted to asylum.  He gets remittances from friends in England.  4 pages, List 3.

LLOYD, Sidney, born Collingwood, son of F.J.P.  In 1909 South African police ask for a copy of his birth certificate.  3 pages, List 61.

LOBB, William John, Mitcham, London, England, wrote in 1908.  In 1894 he had been garroted in Melbourne and his watch stolen; asks if it was found.  5 pages, List 59.

LOCH FYNE GOLD MINE.  1920 report on gold stealing and brief of case against Arthur Clifton TOWNSEND.  19 pages, List 48.

LOCK, Mrs. Gelert M., Forest Grove, Oregon USA, wrote in 1909 re Captain CHARTRES and major GAGAN.  Her husband had been the Orderly to the former.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

LOGAN, Daniel, last heard of in Melbourne c1898, c45 years.  Information sought by Egbert LEECH, Belturbet, Co Cavan Ireland in 1902.  Not found.  18 pages, List 48.

LOMAS, Josiah, sought by nephew O. Lomas, Ashton on Mersey, Manchester England, in 1913.  He left there in 1884, was in the Geelong district.  Grandchildren located.  9 pages, List 64.

LONG, Samuel.  Nottingham police write to him via Victoria police in 1897; local police had to read it as he was illiterate.  It concerned his daughter who was seeking financial assistance, which he declined to give.  10 pages, List 20.

LONGLEY, George Sergeant, grocer, sought by Caroline Longley of Folkestone, England in 1904; found.  10 pages, List 46.

LOUDEN, James, sought by widowed mother Mrs. G., of Kirkaldy Scotland in 1901.  He is her oldest son, 45 years old, a tinsmith and gas fitter, who left there twelve years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 40.

LOUTZENHISER, Albert B.  Poster, $150 reward.  Bank teller, single, American, c35 yrs wanted for embezzlement on First National Bank, USA. 1905.  One page only, no further details.  List 19.

LOVELL, Mrs. Annie nee FREEBODY, enquired for by her nephew James MOODY, Masterton New Zealand, in 1917.  8 pages, List 51.

LOVELESS, Mrs. M.E. of Southampton England, wrote in 1895 re her husband Edwin [?] who left her and their two small children in 1890 and went to Australia.  She has not heard from him since 1892.  10 pages, List 4. Another file relating to an 1897 enquiry from his wife May.  9 pages, List 20.

LOVETT, Sophy, wrote from Clapham Surrey England in 1901 re her brother Charles Beveridge LOVETT, who left there 17 years ago and hasn’t been heard from since.  7 pages  List 4.

LOWE, Patrick, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1904 re John DUNNE and wife Maria, who was his sister, not heard from for c30 years.  Dunne was formerly in the police force at Snake Valley.  Found, living apart.  9 pages, List 47.

LOWENDS, Mary.  Wrote from San Miguel California in 1897, asking if anyone named James Lowends, a native of Co Meath, and her father, had been hanged at Ballarat; police find no trace.  5 pages, List 20.

LOWNDES, Mrs. J. of Masterton New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re her sister Mary Hannah LONGHURST, 47 years of age, whose husband Joseph died c2 years ago. Another sister in Queensland has had her letters to her returned, and the pair are anxious about her. Found. 3 pages, List 9.

LOWTHER, Thomas, sought by John BROCKLEBANK of Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896; believed in Melbourne, arrived c7 years ago, English.  Not found.  8 pages, List 33.

LOXTON, Ada, wrote from Twickenham London in 1900, asking if a newspaper report on a James Loxton, chemist, who was gaoled for abortion, is her husband James Stokes Loxton.  Police report no such case.  8 pages, List 39.

LUBELSKA/LUBELSKI, Sch. J. (?) left Piotrokon Russia c1872, went to U.S. then to Australia.  One of his 3 daughters, Mrs. B. LIEBDSKOW asks police to trace him in 1910.  6 pages, List 27.

LUCAS, John.  Wife writes to police from Williamstown Victoria in 1908, has heard he is dead; last heard of in New Zealand.  Police report that he is alive and living at the Bluff, but don’t reveal he has two children to a part Maori woman named Elizabeth Jane CROSS.  List 21.

LUCY, Edward John, sought by wife Martha, Wellington New Zealand, in 1907.  He was a commercial traveller who had complained about his health; 44 years.  His brother in law – BLAKE in Melbourne, suspects he has eloped, but asks that his wife not be told this.  26 pages.  Edmund G. TURNBULL, Perth, W.A., also wrote; Lucy is his wife’s brother. 7 pages.  List 57

LUMB, Harry, sought by parents at Woodhouse, Sheffield England in 1928.  English, miner, last heard of in New Guinea two years ago.  Photo and 1 page, List 42.

LUNDGREN, Mrs C., South Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Bengt ANDERSON of Rebbelberga, Engelhole, Sweden.  Not heard from for 20 years.  Not found.  5 pages, List 61.

LUNEY, Nicholas, sought by daughter Mrs Leonora HARLEY, Torquay England in 1915.  He was born Launceston Cornwall and sailed to Australia in 1857; left a wife and 2 children.  9 pages, List 54.

LUNN, Frederick Dixon. Chief Constable’s Office, Ipswich, England, wrote in 1919 on behalf of a friend of Lunn’s father, Mr. WISEMAN. His father was in ill health and living at Manchester. Frederick was last heard of in the employ of G. MARCHBANK at the Black Spur. Not found. 8 pages, List 17.

LUTTED, James, wrote from Buffalo New York USA in 1895 re his brother William who arrived in Australia c40 years ago from Scotland.  Believes he was murdered, and had valuable property.  No trace found.  10 pages, List 29.

LYNCH, Patrick, sought by brother John, Drum Boyle, Co. Roscommon Ireland in 1912.  He was born Co Kerry; found employed at Phoenix Brewery, Warrenheip.  5 pages, List 33.

LYNCH, Thomas Francis, born Victoria, 26 years, left Australia in 1901 as member of the Vic. Contingent, later joined Transvaal police.  In 1906 applied to join Victorian police force, would like to return home.  2 pages, List 30.

LYNE, Robert Henry, sought by mother Constance THORNTON, Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1916.  Four quite detailed letters about her life with a husband who has deserted her.  11 pages, List 55.

LYON, James, sought by brother Thomas, Herne Hill, London UK in 1895; not heard from since 1893.  Not found.  4 pages, List 28.

LYON, James, sought by Glasgow Parish Council in 1912. He deserted his wife c25 years ago and went to Australia; is aged 60 years, a native of Glasgow and a ship’s steward. 7 pages, List 14.

LYONS, Alfred, son of Henry, auctioneer, Melbourne, sought by Henry J. COLLINS of Isleworth, Middlesex England in 198.  He lent Lyons money many years ago and now needs financial help himself.  He is the brother in law of John CAMERON of Koroit Station, and left Australia in 1871.  Police find that Lyons was living overseas.  5 pages, List 58.

LYSANDER [?] Frederick C., a painter, wrote from Wanganui New Zealand in 1898 re his wife Elizabeth O’KEEFE, from whom he separated in 1887, they were married in London.  She went by the name of CLARKE and kept a house of ill-fame.  3 pages, List 24.

LYSTER, George H., solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John SCANLON who arrived in Melbourne 1880-1890. He is entitled to a share in the estate of his uncle Malachi HOGAN who died in 1881, a lunatic and intestate. Scanlon won’t answer Lyster’s letters and he must do so to claim his share of the estate. Police interview Scanlon who says he won’t have anything to do with Lyster as he knows him. 8 pages, List 7.

LYSTER, Mrs. M., of Wellington New Zealand wrote in 1915 re an uncle of her husband, who used to have a jeweller’s hop.  Police find Watkin William Lyster had died and locate a son Samuel.  5 pages, List 8.

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ABANDONED newly born female child left at Sebastian Railway Station (near Raywood) in 1896.  Mrs. Henrietta MEYERS paid to take care of it until taken before the Bench and committed to government care.  Alexander ALLISON, head teacher, and his wife, apply to adopt the baby, which is agreed to, and it is given the name Jessie ALLISON.  11 pages, List 37.

ABBOTT, Charles, deserted wife Lavinia Alice and 3 children at Fitzroy and went interstate in 1882.  She is about to be confined.  He was 45 years, a scene painter and decorator.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

ABBOTT, John William, furniture dealer, sought by wife N. in 1904.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ABBOTT, William, deserted wife and 7 children at Mt. Pleasant South Australia, leaving them destitute.  In 1902 Broster HILL of Blumberg S.A. asks police to help locate him; found.  5 pages, List 62.

A’BECKETT, Thomas, (Judge), complains that his fruit and vegetables are being stolen from his garden in Armadale.  4 pages, List 21.

ABEL, Talbot, wrote from Wakool Crossing NSW in 1912 re his brother Frank Beard Moore Abel, 27 years; has heard he was killed.  No trace of event.  5 pages, List 32.

ACKROYD, Alfred W., Carrington, Newcastle NSW, wrote in 1911 re his brother William.  5 pages, List 98.

ADAM, Leslie, Cloncurry Qld, wrote in 1911 seeking brother Bertie and sister Mrs E.J. STRIKE and mother Mrs R. ADAM  Found  5 pages, List 100.

ADAMS, Edward, sought by sister Ella LONG, Hobart in 1907.  Believed with stepfather Joseph in Richmond.  11 pages, List 83.

ADAMS, H.E., acting head teacher, Waterloo State School, complained in 1907 of the conduct of local constable FERSENTHAL.  7 pages, List 84.

ADAMS, Martha, wife of John, died at Bullarook as result of abortion in 1898.  Copy of inquest file and police report.  Witnesses:  Martha LITTLEHALES, Mary DINNING, Dr. John Kildahl RICHARDS, Dr. William MORRISON, Dr. Henry Robert SALMON, Dr. Edward CHAMPION. Body exhumed.  61 pages, List 17.

ADAMSON, Rev Thomas, Superintendent Mintaro Girls Reformatory, wrote in 1908 re absconders Amy Elizabeth WARD and Ivy Elizabeth ANDERSON.  12 pages, List 86.

ADAMSON, William, Elmore, deserted his family in 1904, claiming his wife had been unfaithful with – PALMER.  11 pages, List 68.

ADCOCK, Percy R., Carlton, wrote to the Governor General in 1909, enclosing a copy of a long poem.  Forwarded to police, who visit and comment ‘is a highly educated person … suffering from delusions.’  14 pages, List 70.

ADDISON, Thomas Blair Dupre.  Information sought on him in 1897 by Thomas LAMBLE of Glenferrie, on behalf of his wife, who is Lamble’s sister in law.  Gives some employment history.  Not found.  15 pages, List 40.

ADLINGTON, A., Auburn NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find whether her daughter Rosy Emma May, 20 years, had married in Victoria.  7 pages, List 83.

AFGHAN HAWKERS. 1890 listing of.  List 1.

AHERN, John Harold, deserted illegitimate child Reginald MANN, son of Daisy Victoria Mann, at Echuca in 1908; arrested.  Local police reproved over mishandling of warrant.  34 pages, List 86.

AH MOY, James, Nintingbool, in 1913 asks police to visit him.  Report on him.  4  pages, List 93.

AH SAM, reported by WONG SHIN of North Melbourne  to have died suddenly in Melbourne in 1900.  AH TUNG, a relative states he will pay all burial costs.  3 pages, List 48.

AH WAH, Annie, 6 years. Committed by Ballarat Bench to Industrial School, 1883. File re difficulties in doing so.  List 1.

AH YOW, market gardener, murdered at Fryerstown in 1903.  Large file, List 67.

AH YUK, Mary. File re cost of burying her, father Ah Yuk who was destitute, 1880. 3 pages, List 2.

A.I.F. Army asks police assistance in 1917 to prevent Melbourne prostitutes infecting members with venereal disease.  Letter from Pattie DEAKIN, concerned about the women’s activities in St. Kilda.  Detailed report provided.  36 pages, List 74.

AIRD, W.J. consulting optician Melbourne, offers discounted optical service to police in 1908; references on file.  3 pages, List 85.

AITCHISON, Hugh F.C. sought by Mrs. W.A. MINCHAM of Meningie in 1905; his family in New Zealand are anxious.  11 pages, List 23.

AITKEN, A. wrote of behalf of Thomas DUNN of Gia River, Walcha, NSW in 1906 re report of a boy being found by police in Melbourne; asks if it is his son who went missing four years ago; child is Walter, son of Thomas WARD.  5 pages, List 71.

AITKEN, Thomas, farmer, Rockbank, reports theft of 36 hens and a rooster in 1919.  His neighbour – KELLY, caught offender.  Covered wagon made by COFFEY BROS, who eventually take it and horse as L. RUSSELL, who hired it cannot be found.  Previous owner was C. GOOD.  21 pages, List 27.

AITKENS, William Chambers, butcher, sought by wife in Morwell in 1899.  He left her and their 8 children 10 months ago; she has heard he is in Tasmania; found.  17 pages, List 42.

AKHURST & CO.  Melbourne, report a woman is getting coal delivered by them, but not paying for it.  She has done this several times, using the names of Mary Ann CONLON/CONNOLLY/KNOLLY/HOWARD.  Police find it is Caroline WILKINSON, who married William John CONLON, a letter carrier, in 1908.  9 pages, List 4.

ALBACUTYA STATION.  Skeleton found at nearby Blooigal in 1896 by boundary rider John McMARTIN.  Dingoes had scattered the bones; those found gathered up and an inquest held.  Witnesses George EVERARD and Herman HEINRICH.  6 pages, List 29.

ALBERTO, James.  Real name James CLYDE.  File re finding his relatives after his death in 1898.  His mother was Mrs. Lydia WALKER, and his brothers were Andrew and David.  Incomplete file.  14 pages, List 7.

ALBERT PARK LAKE. Pieces of male body found, 1906; pathology report and sample of pubic hair on file. List 1.  File re disposal of the body parts.  10 pages, List 71.

ALCOCK, T.H.  Wrote from Isis Downs Qld in 1907, asking police to help get his 20 year old son on board ship in Melbourne and sent to him there.  His wife and family live in Carlton.  Police find son is of weak intellect and unfit to travel alone.  6 pages, List 23.

ALCOHOLIC CURE. 1903 Booklet written by Vincent N. TURVEY of London.   List 1.

ALEXANDER, Edward, deserted wife Phoebe in 1888.  Irish, carpenter, 36 years, formerly in New Zealand police force 1879-1884.  Incomplete file, 14 pages, List 56.

ALEXANDER, Ellen, Redfern, wrote in 1917 re her son William James FISK, a cripple.  7 pages, List 73.

ALEXANDER, Ernest, caterer, accused of arson on Police Mess Café, Russell St., in 1928, but died before trial.  He was associated with Ann WELSH and tried to implicate her; letters from her on file, statement from Cordelia  May KING, barmaid, Hobart, and detailed report.  This is a large file, List 61.

ALLAM, Sultan, Indian Hawker, murdered at Miners’ Rest in 1903.  A large file, which includes details of the assistance provided by William GIST of Haddon and photo of Arthur or Atta MAHOMMED, who was suspected.  List 66.

ALLAN, Anne Parker, ‘Whitehall’ Sorrento, charged with disobeying a traffic policeman’s signal in 1916; writes an explanation of event, and case dropped.  7 pages, List 78.

ALLAN, John, of Enfield House, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1902 re the character of Edward HAMILTON, who was boarding with him and accused of stealing money.  He thinks he is innocent.  Police report he is from Bendigo and is respectable.  3 pages, List 21.

ALLANSON, Charles Albert, carpenter, sought by mother in Collingwood in 1898; last heard from in Omeo 5 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

ALLDER, Edgar Claude Bassell.  Sought by NSW solicitor in 1899, last heard of near Birchip.  Found.  8 pages, List 3.

ALLEN, George, Aborigine, sought by E. MORGAN of Cummergunja NSW in 1909; he borrowed a horse and sulky and hasn’t returned them.  6 pages, List 89.

ALLEN, Mary, Aborigine, died at lake Moodemere near Rutherglen in 1906.  Married to Wyman McLEAN but living with Alfred KENNEDY.  Her father was George Allen, Urana NSW.  List 71.

ALLEN, Richard Henry, deserted wife Mary and 4 children at Bendigo in 1908.  14 pages, List 87.

ALLEN, Mrs. Susan, 72 years, found dead in bed at Geelong South by neighbor Patrick DARCY in 1901; not suspicious, no inquest.  4 pages, List 52.

ALLENDER, Thomas, widower, with two children, moved from Watchem to Miatiamo c1905 and advertised for a housekeeper.  In 1908 police establish that there has been a high turnover of women because of his sexual advances.  Testimony from Lucy PRESTON, 23 years, and details of the treatment of Levinna HEWITT are given.  No prosecution.  12 pages, List 85.

ALLIS, Mrs.  Dr. John SINGLETON wrote on her behalf in 1882, asking police to check whether a report on her husband’s death is correct.  Pointed reply questions her claim and states she still hasn’t paid the charges incurred in finding him two years previously.  5 pages, List 57.

ALLIS, Phillip.  Wife asks police for assistance in finding him in 1865, he deserted her; was a former member of the police force. 3 pages, List 4.

ALLMAN, George Henry. Wife Lydia Jane writes in 1918; they were married in England 31 years ago, he has never supported her and she now seeks this; she is now living in Tasmania. He is found in NSW, married to a Miss MEALEY, aged 61 yrs and deaf, and supported by his wife. 5 pages.  List 1. CONNECTION FOUND.

ALLUM, George, left his two children at Chewton with his parents c1881 and went interstate.  In 1883 they joined him, leaving the children behind and they were committed to State care.  File re possibility of charging him with offence.  5 pages, List 46.

ALLWOOD, Frances Irene, Kensington, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1931 when 15 years old; claimed Jack ROGERS was the father; no prosecution.  List 96.

ALP, William, bought his children from Nhill to Melbourne in 1909, but left them behind when returning to dying wife.  2 pages, List 53.

AMBROSE, Fanny.  Wrote from Geelong in 1898 re W. PHILLIPS, who was boarding with her and claimed to have money in Ballarat banks.  He was 70-80yrs of age, and hadn’t paid her.  ‘I have had to nurse him as a child … and I wont my money if he as any’.  Police report back, but she has moved to Corowa NSW, so file follows her there.  13 pages, List 7.

ANARCHISTS’ CLUB. 1886 Report on, and copy of pamphlet.   List 1.

ANDERSEN, Mrs. August, sought by mother Mrs. Louie CAMERON of Petersham, Sydney in 1905.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

ANDERSON, Caroline, wife of Andrew, Footscray, and mother of Harold 15 years and Agnes 25 years, took poison in 1912, and was found by son.  Admitted to hospital and Brief prepared for charge of attempting suicide, but  prosecution dropped.  12 pages, List 34.

ANDERSON, Christian Peter, enquired for by wife Ann, Boulder, W.A., in 1910.  She has heard of a death recently, and asks if it is him.  Found living in the country, an old age pensioner.  12 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Elizabeth, Balaclava, wrote in 1899 asking police to find her brother William, c52 years, last heard of in Vancouver.  Her letters to him have been returned and are on file.  Mrs. F.M. AMESS of Frankston also writes on her behalf.  Canadian police contacted, but he is not found.  13 pages, List 61.

ANDERSON, Eva, Richmond, 32 years, attempted suicide at her sister Catherine MILLER’s house in 1911; letter explains reason; other siblings were Alice, Jessie, Hannah and Tom.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 98.

ANDERSON, George, 59 Laity St., Richmond.  Anonymous complaint in 1902 that his 6 children are neglected; report on.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, James, wrote from Corryong in 1895, complaining that alcohol prohibition order on his brother William of Towong was breached by local publican Alfred MASTERS.  Witnesses were William DUGGAN, James NUGENT and William HOLZIGAL or TAYLOR.  Case never went to court.  8 pages, List 28.

ANDERSON, Janet, died suddenly at Richmond in 1900; lived with brother.  4 pages, List 51.

ANDERSON, Marie, Hughenden, Qld, wrote in 1906 re her husband William Jonathan Anderson, c45 years, alias Billy JACKSON, who went droving a year ago, leaving her and their 4 children.  ‘I was the only one ever he could Bully’.  7 pages, List 82.

ANDERSON, P.F., owner of 4 Colvin Grove Hawthorn, complains that tenants at No. 2 are annoying his tenants and neighbours; petition from neighbours in support of his claim.  HO NAN and wife are tenants.  5 pages, List 23.

ANDERSON, Plant.  Writes from Melbourne in 1897 re brother George Arthur Anderson, who sailed for South Africa after being in the military force.  He hasn’t heard for some months, and asks if report of a murder in Kent England is his brother; no.  8 pages, List 20.

ANDERSON, Thomas Gabriel, sought by wife Mary, North Shore, Sydney.  He left in 1907 and hasn’t been heard from since.  He was the son of John, solicitor, Port Glasgow Scotland, a law clerk, c45 years, had been in South Africa.  Not found.  7 pages, List 88.

ANDERSON, William, charged with carnal knowledge on Myrtle Alice MANN at Burnley in 1928; arrested but case withdrawn as the pair married.  26 pages, List 60.

ANDRADE, Alfred, Carlton, injured by jumping from a building and subsequently died.  4 pages, List 88.

ANDRADE, David. Escaped from Yarra Bend, 1900; file re locating him.   List 1.

ANDREW, Elizabeth, wrote from Darlinghurst NSW in 1920 regarding her relatives MITCHELL of Richmond.  Nieces traced.  6 pages, List 24.

ANDREWARTHA, Alice. Arrested by police 1915; drunkard, neglected children. Husband John in army.   List 1.

ANDREWS, Albert, chemist, Beaufort, charged with appropriating funds as administrator of deceased son of William James VALE, miner, Waterloo, 1896.  Andrews had 8 children, a brother Richard in Beaufort and a brother Frank in Sydney, where he was thought to have gone.  Faded photo on file (see instructions re copying of photos.)  36 pages, List. 36.

ANDREWS, George Douglas.  Deserted wife M. and their 5 children in Adelaide c1906.  She writes in 1910 and solicitors write in 1912, seeking him.  His real name is George RICHARDS.  Her brother Joseph GOODWIN of Ballarat interviewed, states the couple lived in Ballarat and a child is buried there.  He is not found.  10 pages, List 32.

ANGEL, John, architect, asks for police protection for his visit to Haunted Street, Stirling to peg out an abandoned claim in 1897.  Believes former owner of Brunswick and Gippsland G.M. Co., Thomas NAGLE will harm him, has threatened him.  5 pages, List 41.

ANGEL, John, architect, renting a room at Richmond in 1899, complains about various matters to police; several letters on file.  Landlord – CHATWIN interviewed.  20 pages, List 42.

ANGILLY, Mrs. Emily, admitted to asylum in 1899, leaving 4 children, Ethel, William, Stanley and Lily.  Husband William Henry is in W.A. and contacted re care of children.  6 pages, List 42.

ANGLIN, John. Murdered wife, file on his background.   List 1.

ANGOVE, Elizabeth, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1897; she owes some years maintenance for her child there.  Police find she married – FERGUSON in 1896 and is in very poor circumstances.  She denies existence of child.  9 pages, List 39.

ANGOVE, Serena Lila.  Mother Mary reports her missing from Bendigo in 1920.  Domestic servant, 16 years, left employee, went to Melbourne and used a different name.  Not found.  14 pages, List 24.

ANGRAVE, George.  Sought by wife Annie, whom he had left destitute in Adelaide in 1899.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

ANNIS, Robert. Left his family in Sydney and ran off with Mary HOFFMAN in 1902. Found in Melbourne running a hotel, with Mary posing as his wife.

Anonymous letter received by police in 1901, reporting that W.WEIR, wanted for wife maintenance, was in Adelaide, under the name John JAMIESON.  His people live in Carlton.  4 pages, List 49.

ANSELL, Mabel Ronica. Investigation into possible abortion on, at Collingwood in 1919. 5 pages.   List 1.

ANSON, Michael, Emu Creek, Bendigo, asks police in 1895 to find out if the J. Anson who died in Bourke N.S.W. is his son – no.  File includes report on the death.  17 pages, List 28.

ANSTEE, David Richard, Constable, applies for leave of absence in 1916, has enlisted.  4 pages, List 77.

ANTI CONSCRIPTION MEETINGS.  Report on actions of Mrs. BAINES of Socialist Party and East Melbourne resident W.P. McMAHON, 1917.  8 pages, List 3.

ANTISELL, Eliza, wife of Richard of Vine Hotel Richmond, taken by police to Watch House at husband’s request.  File re court case, 1870.  18 pages, List 30.

ANTONIO, John Andrew/Peter, deserted wife Maud nee HARRIS and 4 children at Soldiers Hill Ballarat in 1908; of Spanish descent, c30 years, miner.  In 1910 police are asked to find him, believed in Broken Hill.  Not found.  21 pages, List 96.

ANWYL, Elizabeth, wife of John, Ballarat, wrote a series of letters in 1910 about various people; Mary CONNOR, Edwin HUTCHINGS and wife, nee CLEVE, of Kentish Town London.  Statement from Violet May CLEVE on file.  Report states she is delusional.  23 pages, List 54.

APPLETON, Mrs. Wickham, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1916 re her husband Harry, who left her 11 years ago.  Believed to be in Melbourne and a publican.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 55.

APPLINGTON, Alfred.  Reported missing from Mitchelldale near Dargo in 1898, believed drowned.  Mother believed to be at Ninnitybelle near Cooma, c/- Hugh McDONALD.  Police there interview Hugh who says Alfred is his son, real name Alexander McDonald.  [Note that the death certificate was never amended, and is in the name of Applington.]  8 pages,  List 21.

ARAN, John, died at Springvale in 1896 aged 81 years.  Police called on to arrange burial and report finding his original British Army discharge papers; had been in the Rifle Brigade, discharged 1853, born Denton, Darlington, Co Durham.  Local rumour says he had property, but this prove false.  23 pages, List 30.

ARARAT.  Fire at Crown Hotel,  in 1895, licensee Mrs. Ellen MULLINS, owner Mrs. Sarah Jane THOMAS .  6 pages, List 26.

ARCHER, Alfred. Murdered William James MATTHEWS at Strathmerton in 1898; found guilty and hanged. He had lived with Julia GROVES for some time. Her brother Philip John CANTLON mentioned. Dispute over reward etc. Very large file.   List 1.

ARENTS, Louis.  Belgian Consul in Melbourne seeks his whereabouts on behalf of relatives.  Found.  8 pages, List 23.

ARGUS, Mrs. Annie, died at Seymour shortly after childbirth in 1901.  She was married to Samuel and had 11 children by him, but had left him and was in a relationship with William CHURCH when she died.  Detailed report and history given.  11 pages, List 52.

ARGUS, J.T., deserted wife E. and two children at Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1903.  Found in Western Australia; no photo.  8 pages, List 46.

ARMFIELD, E. Constable. Charged with misconduct towards Hannah McALEESE and Agnes MATTEI in 1900; reduced in rank and transferred. Large file, List 2.

ARMFIELD, Nellie, Perth WA, wrote in 1911, has heard that A.B. CROWLEY is in Melbourne; she has a maintenance order against him.  Not found.  13 pages, List 99.

ARMOUR, Peter, master mariner, born Paisley Scotland 1864; had to be taken off ship as found to be in a ‘fragile mental state’ in 1917 and taken to institution.  Wife Johanna, Redfern, wrote two letters about the situation.  16 pages, List 74.

ARMSTRONG, Thomas William, warder, Claremont Lunatic Asylum, W.A., wrote in 1915 re his wife Alice nee ROBINSON and daughter Agnes, who have left him and were believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 82.

ARMY MUTINY, 1st World War.  Report of 1918 mutiny in 3rd Division Ammunition Column at Weincourt France and later at General BIRDWOOD’s headquarters, involving Gunner Arthur WOODS, (solicitor, Victoria) Drivers FIADOUX (from Adelaide), EVANS, (blacksmith, South Australia), FRUEDENSTEIN (farmer, NSW) and H. ELLIOT (tram conductor, Sydney, leader in 1915 tram strike).  Police asked to identify Woods, who is believed to have returned to Victoria, and report on his ‘Bolshevik’ tendencies.   5 pages, List 3.

ARNOLD, Arthur, Sandstone, W.A., wrote in 1909 seeking details of his father John, last heard of in Box Hill with second wife and step daughter Louisa WEAVER.  The latter is traced.  5 pages, List 91.

ARNOLD, Mrs. George.  Confidential enquiries requested as to her character, by A. HUTCHISON in 1899, she had recently removed from Hawthorn to Kew.  Report supplied.  6 pages, List 41.

ARNOLD, George Henry or Harry, German, 45 years, deserted wife Mary Jane and 5 children at Chiltern in 1910; she is destitute.  21 pages, List 98.

ARNOLD, Sarah. Quarrelled with husband William and took poison at North Melbourne, 1915.   List 1.

ARRELL, Lillie E., Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1917 re her eldest son Henry J., who returned from South Africa c1907 and went to Victoria.  11 pages, List 72.

ARTER, Rose.  Information sought by mother Mrs. John Arter, Glen Creek via Yackandandah in 1916.  She had been nursing at Lewisham Hospital in NSW but had left and not written to the family.  Found; had given birth to an illegitimate child.  13 pages, List 78.

ARTHUR, child born 1898 at Thorpdale, died soon after and buried by father.  Not registered, report on, 15 pages, List 19.

ASHBY, William Charles, wrote from Coolgardie W.A. in 1900, asking help to locate his father William, last heard of at Fish Creek.  Found.  13 pages, List 47.

ASHBY, William C., Ravensthorpe, Phillips River, W.A., wrote in 1902 re his father in law and family who haven’t replied to his letters; were at South Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

ASHBY, William C.  Wrote from Ravensthorpe W. A. in 1904, seeking W.G. LUCAS and his his daughter Norah Lavinia LUCAS.  Her married her sister but she died shortly after marriage.  He wanted Norah, who was 17 years old, to go there and marry him, although they had never met.  11 pages, List 14.

ASHCROFT, William.  Reports in 1902 that his 12 years old son John has been missing for 12 days.  5 pages, List 18.

ASHFOLD, Archie.  Information sought by Alfred John Ashford, his father, in 1908. He was at Messrs BURT BROS, Brick House Station, Carnarvon A, not heard from for some months.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 85.

ASHMAN, Herbert, newsagent, Collingwood, wrote in 1902 on behalf of  Mr. BIRCH, who is blind, asking if he cn play his organ ner the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne; shopkeepers have complained.  1 page, List 63.

ASHTON MAGAZINE RIFLE LTD.  Complaint in 1899 that police Sergt A.E. DUNGEY is a director and this is against regulations.  Copy of Annual Report etc., on file.  Other directors were Charles PERRIN of Abbotsford, engineer, and F. FISHER, Booroorban, NSW, a storekeeper.  8 pages, List 41.

ASHTON, H. McBlann, Sydney, wrote in 1909 advising he has been supporting his wife and family in Melbourne for 5 years, has asked him to join him there.  2 pages, List 91.

ASKWITH, Mrs. J.  Wrote a number of letters in 1900 re loss of property when she moved from Melbourne to Stockman, Big River Marysville in 1900.  Local man James J. DUCKWORTH also wrote; she was 80 years old.  Ernest KELSON, c40 years suspected, and his background given.  24 pages, List 14.

ASTLEY, Mary Ann, Camperdown NSW, wrote in 1911 has read of a robbery on her son Charles, is concerned.  Daughter in law is interviewed.  6 pages, List 66.

ATKINS, Alfred Enoch, accidentally by machinery of International Harvester Co., at Showgrounds in 1909.  File re locating family in South Australia, possessions etc.  15 pages, List 90.

ATKINS, Mrs. E., Cobar NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking daughter Mrs. Emily BARTLEY, wife of Theodore; found, living apart from husband.  10 pages, List 79.

ATKINSON, Arthur, 19 years, went to New Zealand for work.  In 1904 mother asked police to find him as she hadn’t heard from him.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

ATKINSON, Harry, private enquiry sought by brother George, Carnarvon, W. Aust. in 1902.  He was 31 years, a butcher, single, has been corresponding with Rose PLOWMAN of Bowral NSW, may be using the name NEWMAN.  Not found.  5 pages, List 63.

ATKINSON, James. Deserted wife Lily in Port Melbourne, 1898.   List 1.

ATKINSON, Nathaniel Spencer, carpenter, deserted wife Elizabeth and four children in Burnley pre 1902.  Found.  4 pages, List 61.

ATLEY, Christina, attempted suicide at Kensington in 1910; family are farmers at Craigieburn.  No prosecution.  6 pages, List 93.

AUERBACH, G., Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1911, seeking brother in law William DEVEREUX, vaudeville artist.  Found.  7 pages, List 96.

AUGUSTINE, Laurence, Balmoral, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his father Vincent, at Woods Point in 1892,and his sister Honorah.  He and his siblings were made Wards of the State in 1877.  Father had died.  4 pages, List 80.

AUSTIN, Mrs. Jean, wife of Thomas Linton Austin, head teacher, North Fitzroy, placed in Inebriates Home in 1908 by her sister Mrs. ELLIOTT.  Anonymous letter alleges being held against her will, but investigation shows this is incorrect.  3 pages, List 54.

AUSTIN, Moffit, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1910 asking for the address of his son Arthur, 13 years, who was with Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Co., and believed in Melbourne.  His wife interviewed, her son is with her; stated that she had left Moffit some years ago and that her life would be in danger if her address was revealed and it is not.  21 pages, List 92.

AVERY, Henry.  Writes from Eaglehawk in 1864, complaining of interference of Sgt. RICHARDS in his attempt to purchase land.  4 pages, List 4.

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BAARSEN, Claus, injured in accident a Tooradin in 1900 and taken to hospital by police.  He was a Norwegian, a sailor, working for Mr. BASAN, licensee of Bridge Hotel.  8 pages, List 47.

BACKSHALL, Florence, 12 years old, daughter of Michael J., assistant railway guard in South Australia, was given away by him in 1895 to a Mr. NEWTON who advertised, wishing to adopt a young girl.  The family boarded with a Mrs KAESEHAGAN in Adelaide, and she subsequently received a letter from a Mrs. CLAREHUGH of St. Kilda, who wrote that Newton had abandoned the girl in her boarding house.  11 pages, List 28.

BADROCK, Cecil, son of Margaret, committed to State care in 1906; father Bert CAMBOURNE deserted them.  Letter from Margaret on file.  13 pages, List 101

BAFFICO, Domenico.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property he left after his death in 1877.  5 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, Ellen Josephine, came from South Africa in 1908 to stay with great uncle John YOUNG at Castlemaine, but he died before she could arrive.  Her brother George R. Bailey, Carlingford via Moree, NSW, asked police to look after her on arrival, but they establish that Cr IRELAND has done that, and she is about to become a mother.  7 pages, List 84.

BAILEY, Spencer John, Ballarat East, wrote in 1910 asking for a motor cycle license even though under 18; has been riding for 3 years.  2 pages, List 96.

BAILEY, Walter Arthur, 19 years, labourer, wanted for non payment of a fine in 1928; photograph on a motor bike on file.  4 pages, List 59.

BAINES, Thomas, J.P., Ipswich, Qld, wrote in 1903 seeking sister Mrs. Louisa WOODYATT, who once lived at Ballarat.  Found. 8 pages, List 65.

BAINES, W., Adelaide, wrote in 1905 seeking details of his brother John, last heard of c14 years ago when working with Charles HERMANN at his selection in Gippsland possibly near Warragul.  John was a native of South Shields, Durham County, England, and his brother thinks he has me with foul play.  Not found.  11 pages, List 64.

BAIRD, Mrs. E., wrote from Wyndham via Bombala NSW in 1899, complaining of actions of Orange Lily Remedy Company, Sydney, who had not sent her pills ordered, and Union Manufacturing & Agency Co., who sent Organette musical instrument that arrived damaged.  Flyers from both companies on file.  Her 4 page letter is unclear at times.  44 pages, List 39.

BAKER, Alfred Herbert, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Qld., wrote in 1917 seeking A.C. TINSDALE, Cinema Exchange, Melbourne, who had entered into a contract with him to open a Brisbane branch and supply films and had had not complied with the contract.  8 pages, List 74.

BAKER, Annie C. nee URE, Eastwood, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her sister Mrs. Isabella THOMPSON, wife of Jack, and their children Cyril and George. The family were from Glasgow.  8 pages, List 72.

BAKER, Betsy Jane, Horsham, deserted by husband George, labourer, 53 years, Victorian; may be with Minnie HARRICKS, c27 years.  Located interstate.  17 pages, List 67.

BAKER, Cuthbert Sholton, deserted wife Margaret at Bendigo in 1915, left with Myra LEWIS.  Arrested at Adelaide, but magistrate refused to remand him.  8 pages, List 78.

BAKER, F.A. (Rev.)  Writes from Koroit in 1865 on behalf of a woman who married Thomas GREGSON in 1852.  He left for the diggings shortly afterwards and has never been heard of again.  She wishes to marry someone she has been living with, but seeks confirmation of Gregson’s death.  5 pages, List 4.

BAKER, James Gordon.  Arrived in Melbourne c1882, joined Permanent Artillery and was promoted.  Copy of him in uniform in file.  He married a widow, J. McTAGGART, who had two children.  In 1895 they left the colony under false names as he was wanted for fraud and forgery; he was then c34 years old.  He was a nephew of Colonel Valentine Baker, and his mother lived at Windsor, Belfast, Ireland.  In 1899 the file was briefly re-activated, but not found.  Large file.  List 43. See introduction re ordering copies of photographs.

BAKER, Seymour. Left wife and daughter at Carisbrook and went to Western Australia prior to 1899. Has now stopped sending maintenance, and wife believes he is living with another woman. Police find a Miss PAGE is with him. 10 pages, List 2.

BAKER, William, discharged from A. Battery, Albert Park in 1895, formerly in Royal Artillery, c38 years.  Has equipment with him and is required to return it.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

BALL, Rosanna, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909, asking police to arrange certification that he had summonsed her husband Charles for maintenance some years before.  7 pages, List 90.

BAMBRIDGE, Emily, in service with Mr. WILKINSON, MLA, asks police in 1895 if Henry Bambridge, injured in a mining accident in Qld is her father, who left in 1886.  Police confirm it is him.  6 pages, List 28.

BAMFORD, Elizabeth, died from poisoning at Kilferra in 1913.  Detailed detective report on file, copy of inquest testimony etc.  A very large file.  List 94.

BANFIELD, Edward.  Wrote from W.A. in 1905 seeking information on his father Henry’s will.  He had died at Preston.  5 pages, List 10.

BANK OF VICTORIA, Bendigo.  Large file on 1905 case in which Ian, son of manager John William ALLAN is shot in ear by supposed robber.  Police interview Alick Kerr, Louis Mueller, Allan’s niece Mollie Allan and Teresa Allan and conclude that he shot himself, although his father refuses to accept this.  List 3.

BANNERMAN, G.R., wife wrote from Coogee NSW in 1912; has not been heard from for 9 months; found.  6 pages, List 101.

BANNERMAN, George Robert.  Address sought by divorced wife in Coogee NSW in 1916; he owed maintenance for his crippled child.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

BANTON, Sarah.  Living with John McELHINEY at Korumburra in 1899.  Stillborn child buried in background; prosecuted.  11 pages, List 23.

BANTY, Leon. [BAUTY?] Information sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1897.  He was separated from his family and had lived at Edenhope for last 40 years.  Police find he died in 1896 and file contains details of cost of burial and disposal of property.  His brother in Lausanne is a clergyman.  25 pages, List 40.

BARBER, Robert.  Died in Melbourne in 1902.  Mrs. Lucy Barber writes from Albury asking if this is her husband who left her 6 years ago.  Police report he was 55 years old, an architect, had a wife and family in Perth, W.A.  8 pages, List 19.

BARFOOT, Laura Ellen. Married at Deniliquin NSW in 1877 to John McMAHON, brother of Thomas Middleton McMahon, who is in gaol for assault on a child. Claim marriage is a sham.  List 1.

BARKER, Clarence Cecil alias BARNETT. Charged with abduction of Alice SHORT at Narromine NSW in 1919, also charged with wife desertion. Native of Macquarie Plains, 25 yrs, motor mechanic and engineer; fingerprints on file. 21 pages.  List 1.

BARKLY MANSIONS ST. KILDA.  Anonymous letter in 1918 from ‘wounded wife’ claims a Mrs. FORD living there is a prostitute.  Owner is Ruby Maud DAVIS, widow of Samuel Brasmere DAVIS who died in 1916.  She rents out rooms.  Police report on interviews of a number of women including JARVIS, (who had had an illegitimate child),WESTLAKE, MYERS and HAYNES, one of whom ‘removed her drawers and threw them at the Constable’s head’.  11 pages, List 3.

BARLOW, Robert Henry.  Left Kerang for Western Australia in 1896.  In 1898 his wife asks police to find him; she and the four children are destitute.  6 pages, List 7.

BARNES, Agnes.  Wrote from Townsville in 1897, has seen a report about a John Barnes killed in Victoria; asks if this is her husband who left home some months ago.  They have a six year old daughter.  Police ascertain it is not her husband; in the meantime he returns home.  8 pages, List 6.

BARNES, Frederick, wrote from Gwalia Mine, Leonora, West Australia in 1900, asking police to find Mrs. Margaret DOUGLAS or McLEOD, mother of his wife Dorothy Douglas, who has recently died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 48.

BARNES, John.  Formerly organist for the Union Church, Caulfield, reported by John CHAMBERS in 1880 as acting strangely; handwritten and published letters of his on file.  He is a music teacher, lives with second wife and family, c55 years.  15 pages, List 4.

BARNWELL, William. American negro, c55 years, died near Berlin Victoria in 1881, destitute. File re sale of his effects. 8 pages, List 2.

BARR, Alice, parents at Archdale, took poison in 1918; pregnant to Theodore STANFORD, Yarraville and found out he was married.  Survived; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 73.

BARR, William, sought by Jules GASCARD, Ballan, in 1908.  He has left two girls with relative Mrs BLOCK after wife died, and not sent maintenance.  Believed keeping a hotel at Broken Hill.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 85.

BARTON, Elizabeth, Fitzroy, wrote in 1902, asking for address of son Paul; found with uncle Richard HUGHES.  File states she is eccentric, has been in an asylum.  5 pages, List 65.

BARRETT, Herbert, sought by mother Mrs. FELTUS of Kapunda South Australia in 1896.  He was 30 years, had been at Alberton and said he would send for her to join him, but she’s heard nothing.  She is a widow.  Not found.  21 pages, List 37.

BARRETT, Mrs. Jean, living with – WHITWORTH at Northcote in 1928 as his wife, but ‘is a prostitute’,  She met a man in the city one night and went back to his house in Bentleigh, where they quarrelled over money and he assaulted her.  Offender is identified as Thomas LYNCH, whose ‘wife’, married to someone else, is away in Tasmania.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 60.

BARRON, James, found at Queen’s Wharf in pain and taken to hospital but died there, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

BARRY, Alexander alias John O’BRIEN, alias EAGER, served time in a NSW prison and in 1881 with Alice SMITH alias HOPKINS, was charged with arson in Sydney.  The pair fled and were thought to be interstate.  Photo of Alexander and his wife and child on file (not Alice).  List 58.

BARRY [Arthur] Patrick, enlisted in the AIF in Qld, and in 1916 arranged for allotment to go to his wife Margaret nee AYERS in Rushworth Victoria.  Army officer queries whether she has received the money.  Report states he deserted the family in 1909 and details arrangements made.  4 pages, List 79.

BARRY, Mrs. Catherine, died at home of son in law Thomas BEGLEY, Windsor, in 1900.  4 pages, List 48.

BARRY, John, State Ward child, was employed by Peter PINI at Barwidgee near Myrtleford in 1900, but took ill.  Taken to hospital, he died there in 1900.  File re burial costs.  12 pages, List 46.

BARTEL, Lydia Harriet.  File re her death in 1906.  Suffered from convulsions, died before she could be admitted to Beechworth Asylum.  Testimony of husband, Dr. Cleaver WOODS and nurse Mrs. PINNAGER on file.  No inquest necessary.  10 pages, List 4.

BARTELLE, Gladys, Leslie SMITH and ‘Little May Victoria’, all child performers at Bijou and  Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1895, were in breach of law.  Report on each.  9 pages, List 26.

BARTRAM, J. & Son, electricians, Melbourne, wrote two letters in 1910 promoting the benefits of using the L.M. ERICCSON phone.  File includes two illustrated flyers.  5 pages, List 54.

BASSEMIR, Tulins.  Writes from Liverpool Concentration Camp, NSW in 1917 concerning his belongings.  4 pages, List 13.

BASSETT, J.T.P., solicitor, Wellington NSW wrote in 1908 on behalf of Cornelius, father of Vera KEELEY.  She and her mother left him c7 years ago; he wants her returned to him.  Found with Mrs E. Nelson PERCIVAL of Auburn; refuses to return.  7 pages, List 86.

BASSETT, Philip Henry, Muckleford; applies to join police in 1905, but can’t produce birth certificate, never registered.  2 pages, List 23.

BASTIANSIN, Mrs. Emily, North Melbourne.  Wrote in 1903 re Thomas MILLER, who fathered her illegitimate child Ellen Amelia LYONS in 1888.  She took out a warrant in 1891 under the name of ALLEN, and he was ordered to pay maintenance but absconded.  File states that he is an ex constable, married to a well known city prostitute, Lily WALKER.  5 pages, List 66.

BASTIN, Mrs W.H., Guilford, wrote in 1908, asking if a body found in the Yarra is her husband who left 30 years ago and returned briefly recently; he was using the name William BRUCE.  Police report not her husband.  4 pages, List 86.

BATCHELOR, Ernest, 13 years, fell from tree in Coburg in 1900; report on incident.  2 pages, List 50.

BATE, George E., Dept of mines & Agriculture, Sydney, wrote in 1909 re his sister Gwendoline Frances, not heard from for 6 months.  Found interstate under name of Mrs NIXON.  List 88.

BATEMAN, Arthur, Ivanhoe, Pokolbin near Maitland NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his sisters Matilda and