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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

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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, 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, 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.

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 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, 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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, 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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RADIGOIS, Eugene.  Sought by French Consul in Melbourne in 1877; found.  9 pages, List 5.

RADLEY, Frederick, swagman, found ill near Natimuk in 1896 and sent by police to Horsham hospital.  He had come from South Australia to look for work, mother lives at Narracoorte.  5 pages, List 38.

RAFF, Alan, injured when passenger in a car driven by Dr. GORDON collided with a goods train at Carlton in 1911.  File re case and his injuries.  12 pages, List 33.

RAFTON, Amy, 17 years, left Hobart for Launceston in company with Josephine DONOVAN in 1895; they were heading for the steamer to Melbourne.  Her parents ask for her to be returned.  10 pages, List 27.

RAGGEDY GOLDFIELD.  Two reports on rush there in 1871.  List 4.

RAILWAY ESTATE, St. Albans Township.  In 1928 James MIDDLETON, Roy STEENHOLDT and Susan Jane BOXSHALL, farmers, Longwarry, were persuaded by three men to purchase blocks in this estate, held by George STEWART.  The men gave the names of Patrick DEMPSEY, F.C MUIR and – ELLIS, but were really James MORONEY, Frederick NEWSOME and Francis MILLER.  A large file, includes brochure on estate, contracts, letter from solicitor etc.  List 59.

RAINES, Myrtle Mary,15 years,  left her home in North Melbourne in 1928. believed to be with Mavis HARRIS.  Photo, 2 pages, List 60.

RAINSFORD, Marie, in 1903 asks police help to find the father of her illegitimate child, who promised to marry her, but has disappeared.  He claimed to be a bank accountant in South Melbourne.  – COLLIS, is identified as the person, but he lodges a complaint with the Chief Commissioner at the insinuation.  16 pages, List 66.

RAMPLING, Mrs. J., Port Adelaide, wrote in 1907 re her husband James alias Jim BURKE, believed in Melbourne with another woman and family.  Not found.  5 pages, List 83.

RAMSDALE, Cecil, 9 years old in 1900, fell off a roundabout owned by Harry EVANS at Albert Park.  2 pages, List 49.

RANDALL, Mr. H., senior, King’s Plains via Blayney, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine who married c1901 Thomas BENNETT, shearer’s cook.  They have two children, Caroline and John.  6 pages, List 74.

RANKIN, Mrs. Dora.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, seeking John NIXON, police pensioner, has news for him.  8 pages, List 4.

RANKIN, J., wrote from Fort Franklin, Portsea in 1897.  Was detained there, so could not present himself for police medical examination; is 24 years old, a boxing champion in the forces.  2 pages, List 38.

RANKIN, James, left wife E. and two children c1891 and went to New Zealand, then various other places, failing to pay much maintenance.  She wrote from Kilmore in 1899, asking police help to find him. He is a mining speculator.  7 pages, List 43.

RANKIN, William Edward, left wife Emily and child destitute in Sydney in 1905; believed in Melbourne and using name Richard Rankin. 6 pages, List 69.

RAPER, Harry A., sought by brother Edward, Sydney, in 1909; he was a steward on the S.S. Burrumbeet.  Not found.  7 pages, List 87.

RAPKEN, Nathan, asked police to find his brother Baron in 1892.  He was 17 years old, Russian, and had left his Melbourne home in December 1891; believed working in Alexandra area.  Body found in Goulburn river is identified as his; family asked to pay burial expenses etc.  Two separate files, 17 pages, List 77.

RASMUSSEN, Vincent, Rutherglen, in 1909 explains failure to register birth of child Henry Herbert in time.  4 pages, List 88.

RATH, -.  German, living in North Melbourne in 1916, report that soldiers might attack him because he is German.  List 6.

RAVEN, George alias BRADLEY.  Fleeced Dora May WEAVER nee MONTIFORD out of £300 and various small amounts of money.  She was a widow, in charge of the Tunstall Railway Station, had 2 children and inherited money from her father.  They met in 1918, he claimed he was a returned soldier, proposed marriage to her.  Photo of him with barmaid Florence POWERS, her in military uniform in NSW.  Arrested in Sydney, returned to Melbourne, tried and convicted in 1919.  56 pages, List 21.

RAY, Frederick Arthur Theodore, of Footscray, wrote to friend and former resident Gerald McCARTHY in New York in 1917, giving local news, and using ‘indecent language’.  Not clear, but appears letter was opened as McCarthy could not be found.  Ray subsequently interviewed by detectives and charged under the Postal Act.  Letter on file and very crude language used.  List 3.

RAYMOND, Samuel.  Charles Hamilton STERNE enquired for his address on behalf of a friend in London, 1869.  Details of Raymond, (was formerly in Vic police force) and two letters from him, on file.  17 pages, List 4.

RAYNER, Mrs Lillie, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909 re her husband George.  A warrant was issued 11 years ago, was he found.  4 pages, List 90.

RAZEY, Jane, wrote from Qld in 1895 re her son William Joseph, 15 years, who left Tambo with William H.J. LLOYD, racing man, to work for him.  Lloyd was to send him home if he required it.  Police find him.  5 pages, List 27.

READ, Alice.  Wrote from Brisbane in 1908.  She had divorced her husband Joseph for adultery with her sister, who had a child to him.  Alice given custody of her son Jack Bertram Read, but Joseph has taken him away to Melbourne.  12 pages, List 5.

READ, Edward Richard, killed at Fremantle, WA in 1901.  Brother William George Read, Bendigo, asks police for details of incident and property.  12 pages, List 52.

REARDON, Charles Philip of Tocumwal, NSW, wrote in 1919.  He was a wounded returned soldier and sought help in finding his parents Elizabeth and Patrick Kilday Reardon as he needed his birth certificate and the Registrar General had no record of it.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

REAU, Marie Claire ‘Camilleville’ Barnawartha, wrote in 1917, asking police help with her brother John Camille Reau ‘a mental case’ who should be returned to an asylum as he was violent.  Her nephew James R. COLLIER also becomes involved when assaulted.  15 pages, List 72.

REDDAN, Sarah, alias BREMNER, charged with keeping a brothel in Exhibition Street Melbourne in 1912.  Case dismissed by magistrates, but Crown Solicitor’s office appeals to Supreme Court and case is sent back to court.  She is found guilty.  33 pages, List 33.

REDFERN, Miss J.G., Daylesford, left a photo of Hector James WARING with police in 1914; asks for its return in 1916.  3 pages, List 78.

REECE, Alice, 17 years, left home in Kensington in 1917 with a married man H.A. MITCHELL; information sought by aunt May GOOLEY.  Mrs. DANDO, landlady, provides information which he denies. 8 pages, List 73.

REED, Richard of West Melbourne, alleged in 1877 that Dr Edward Paley had been using Yarra Bend Asylum funds to pay for his coachman.  C.F. ROBERTS and Richard Marr MURRAY ask investigation.  6 pages, List 5.

REES, Rees, wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re Thomas SCULLY, c35 years, employed at Jumbunna Coal Mine in Gippsland.  He was co-respondent in Rees’s divorce and owes him court costs.  Asks if his ex wife is with him.  7 pages, List 28.

REEVES, Albert, South Melbourne, born Sydney 1882.  Wrote in 1905 asking permission to act in various ways and set up a ‘society for law abiding citizens’.  Police establish he is employed by a detective agency.  4 pages, List 63.

REGAN, John 16 years and Michael Joseph 14 years, committed for trial in Melbourne.  Parents Thomas and Elizabeth at Broken Hill; boys had been committed to Industrial School there and absconded.  20 pages, List 76.

REID, Alice. Brought from Berrigan NSW to Melbourne by grandmother Margaret CORBETT to give birth to illegitimate child, 1892; suspected father named. Child went to Bendigo, Alice to Good Shepherd Convent for seven years, then into domestic service. Lost her right hand in a mangle accident. In 1900 living with Mrs. MAY, who writes to uncle John CORBETT for financial assistance for her. He asks police to investigate.  List 1.

REID, Catherine, complains to Chief Commissioner in 1900 of local police harassment.  Toorak police report she is the former mistress of someone (unnamed) and now soliciting.  3 pages, List 48.

REID, G.T., Upper Sturt, S.A., wrote in 1909 asking police to persuade his wife Kathleen CHADWICK to return to him; she is ‘on the town’ in Melbourne.  She left him a month after they were married.  6 pages, List 88.

REID, Jessie, Newtown, Sydney, wrote in 1907 seeking her two sisters Emily and Harriet; they were separated as children after their mother’s death.  Report states probably named May and Nellie and gives details.  4 pages, List 92.

REILLY, Catherine.  Gave birth to Queenie May RIELLY/REILLY at Fitzroy.  Believed father William George Acton WILSFORD had registered child, but after argument in 1904 found he had not.  Registered herself, but should have been within 3 days, so reported to police.  She lives apart from her husband, has 3 other children.  3 pages, List 14.

REILLY, John L.  Secretary of the Epsom Racing Club in 1913; robbed of £700 takings.  File includes evidence of witnesses Henry James BUCKLAND, assistant secretary, Herbert Francis MOGG, VRC employee, John ISHERWOOD, weigher, Harry MILLER, contractor of Hawthorn, J. LUDLOW, Edward CONWAY, trainer, John LEEK, commission agent.  20 pages, List 8.

REINER, John Godfrey.  Writes strange letters to police headquarters in 1904.  He lives near Dargo, is a German, 61 years and a ‘perfect nuisance’ to local police, according to them.  24 pages, List 10.

REISON, Christian (real name RASMUSSEN) left wife and children in Carlton in 1872 and went to Bendigo.  She writes several letters asking police help re maintenance.  He is a native of Archouse, Denmark, miner, 35-40 years old; her father is C/E clergyman Tresham D. GRIGG of Dublin.  ‘a very unfortunate marriage’.  17 pages, List 31.

RENOUF, Catherine, 34 years, died in Melbourne gaol in 1873.  Husband Philip of Richmond refuses to pay burial costs.  6 pages, List 31.

REUTER, Mrs. F., Lobethal, South Australia, wrote in 1903 re newspaper report of the death of person of this name who died suddenly in Victoria; he left her four years ago.  No trace.  7 pages, List 66.

REYNOLDS, Albert, 55 years, English, servant, died at Tumut NSW in 1897, formerly lived in Prahran.  Only known relative is daughter Laura who lives in West Brompton London.  File re disposal of assets.  14 pages, List 39.

REYNOLDS, John Desmond, 37 years, Irish, from Ashfield NSW, arrested in Wodonga in 1893 and admitted to lunatic asylum.  File relates to notifying family, his release etc.  20 pages, List 25.

REYNOLDS, Thomas. Sought by brother G. COLLINS in York Western Australia in 1900; may take the name Collins. Was in the employ of Dr. L.L. SMITH in 1864. Not found. 4 pages, List 2.

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RHODES, Mrs. Mary, Richmond, claims payment for services for looking after illegitimate child Frederick Leslie PHILLIPS, whose mother Jane abandoned him, then later married Richard JOHNS, the father, and Rhodes’s brother, in 1896.  Very detailed file notes.  5 pages, List 36

RICE, A.E. ‘Professor’.  Writes from Ravenswood Qld in 1897 re his wife and son Fernleigh Archibald, born Ipswich 1875/6.  He was a performer of some sort, who travelled around, and left his wife behind as she had ‘taken to drink’.  Now wants his son back.  25 pages, List 6.

RICHARDS, Fred, last seen in Korrumburra, sought by wife A.L. Portland near Port Adelaide, in 1917; he has not supporter her and their 3 children for some years.  4 pages, List 73.

RICHARDS, George, road contractor, wrote two letters from Riana Tasmania in 1912 re his wife who took the 3 children and ran off with Charles Richard DOUCE and was in Melbourne.  Douce was playing the maloden on the streets of Melbourne.  Another letter from Douce’s stepfather W.P. SMITH.  The couple return to Tasmania, but leave again.  14 pages, List 32.

RICHARDSON, Charlotte M. Toorak, 1898, brutally attacked at night; uncle reported case to police, and asked that it be kept out of newspapers, but Herald published details. A suspect was bought in for identification, but her parents refuse to allow her to attend the police station.  List 1.

RICHARDSON, Ethel Mary Ann Lowry, 15 years, died as a result of an abortion at Delegate NSW in 1906.  Inquest and report on case.  Witnesses: father Alexander George, brother Lindsay William, Mrs. Jane STOKES, Mrs. Jane WALSH, Mrs. Ellen RUSSELL, Adelaide and Adelaide Cora JACKSON, William HELMERS, Dr M.A. SCHALIT.  Very sad case.  27 pages, List 31.

RICHARDSON, William Mackay., information sought by wife Rosina, Wellington, Surrey England in 1916.  He was 39 years, native of North Wales, left in 1912, last heard of in 1915.  Found.  10 pages, List 77.

RICKARDS, Florence, staying with Myrtle BURNHAM in Northcote in 1917 when admitted to mental hospital as delusional.  Discharged 3 months later and sailed with husband to Singapore.  She then wrote a 29 page letter detailing her grievances and treatment.  She was born in New Jersey, was 40 years old and previously was in the Malay States.  31 pages, List 74.

RICKETSON, Charles N., wrote from Glen Eira, Caulfield in 1900, asking permission to ride his tricycle on the footpath; is partially paralysed.  2 pages, List 44.

RICHMOND, 73-77 Swan St.  Fire in 1899, owner of property WINDRUM is suspected.  Evidence of 40 witnesses listed.  Large file.  List 42.

RICHMOND HOTELS.  Complaints by A. HODGES, art dealer, Burnley, W.G. RUSSELL, Richmond, and Rev. A. HOWELL, St. Bartholomew’s Burnley in 1896 that Cremean’s Hotel and the Gardener’s Arms Hotel, licensee Ellen BRENNAN are illegally trading on a Sunday.  Reports.  42 pages, List 37.

RICHMOND HOTELS.  STATION HOTEL, South Richmond, licensee Mrs. WARREN and sister Miss HOWLY.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 re Sunday trading.  ANCHOR OF HOPE, RED LION, YARRA and GARDENER’S ARMS implicated.  18 pages, List 37.

RICHTER, Mrs. E., wrote from Ashfield Sydney in 1903 re her daughter Florence, believed working in the theatre.  Found.  7 pages, List 66.

RICKIE, William, and son William Henry, 18 years, died in 1895 in Queensland from exposure .  Mrs Jane Rickie of Richmond asks help to get their possessions sent to her.  12 pages, List 30.

RIDDIOUGH, Annie, 19 years, ran away from her home at Kogarah NSW in 1916 with travelling salesman H.B. OBERMEYER.  Returned, but ran away again.  Letters from her mother – believes she is living under the name of Phyllis LLOYD.  A very detailed report of her activities.  33 pages, List 77.

RIDGELL, Richard, deserted wife and four children in 1892; plumber.  In 1897 wife took out warrant for failure to pay maintenance at Kyneton; he was believed to be in Fremantle.  Local police report she is living on a farm near Pipers Creek with a man named WEBB.  5 pages, List 40.

RIECK, Charles, Paddington Sydney NSW, wrote in 1910 re his 16 year old  daughter Ethel May, who went to Melbourne  in 1908 as nursemaid with Mrs. MARIA, whose husband had a fruit shop in Brunswick.  Concerned about her welfare. he asks police to send her home.  7 pages, List 54.

RIGGS, George M., sight damaged while mining in W.A. and returned to Victoria for treatment.  Discharged from Eye and Ear Hospital in 1899 as incurable.  In 1900 wished to return to the hospital and asked police to arrange train trip from north east.  Discussion re costs involved revealed that he was being maintained by his brother, a solicitor in Castle Pollard, West Meath Ireland.  16 pages, List 46.

RILEY, Florence, Brighton, alleged in 1918 that she was assaulted by a railway man after she declined to sign a loyalty petition at a public meeting, but investigation showed she was hit by her husband Charles Lincoln Riley.  15 pages, List 69.

RILEY, George, convicted of attempted robbery of Annie GREIG of Richmond and shooting at George BROWN, head gardener, Fitzroy Gardens, in 1901.  Two different photos of him on file; is 18 years, born NSW.  Interstate police asked to help with his background.  A large file, mostly copies of testimonies.  List 52.

RILEY, Tom, Lauriston Hall, East Melbourne, wrote twice in 1913 on behalf of Miss R. Innell, the proprietor of the boarding house, complaining of the actions of police when investigating a robbery there.  A boarder, Mrs H.J MANSON, had had her jewellery stolen.  A very detailed report is given.  15 pages, List 92.

RILEY, Vera M., 22 years, left parents home in Sydney in 1913; father George Aubrey Riley asks discreet enquiry, believes she is with H.C. CORNFORTH.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

RIORDAN, Edward, woolclasser, sought by wife Margaret, Paddington NSW, in 1904.  He left her 12 years ago, believed near Colac. They were married at Forbes in 1890.  Found, an alcoholic.  7 pages, List 68.

RIORDAN, Owen, arrested by Brisbane police in 1896.  They ask for details of his character; is a son of ex Sgt Timothy Riordan, his mother is in Hawthorn.  Owen is ‘fond of drink’ and had previously failed to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child.  11 pages, List 37.

RISPIN, Catherine, wrote from South Yarra in 1900 re husband John William Rispin, who deserted her and their two children as she was about to be confined with her third child. They are destitute.  He is a carpenter, English, 35 years, believed to be at Echuca with a Miss FULFORD, 19 years.  11 pages, List 45.

RITCHIE, Gladys, young girl, and Robert MAHER c7 years, came from Tasmania with Mrs. GREGORY with whom they were boarded out, to Melbourne in 1916.  Her daughter Mrs. LEWIS and her two children were with them.  Local officials ask Gladys’s removal from her care.  7 pages, List 76.

RITCHIE, Malcolm. Large file re his alleged incest on daughters Mabel and Helena Ann at Pakenham in 1899. List 2.

RIVES, Joseph, florist, Melbourne, reported in 1928 that employee Victor Rives alias Venerando BARBAGOLO (BARBAGALLO?) had robbed him.  Traced to Qld., and relatives interviewed, but charge dropped.  Photo on file.  27 pages, List 58.

ROACH, Jane.  Deniliquin police enquire about her and her illegitimate child in 1864; she is a housemaid in Melbourne.  Police find child is being cared for by Mary BARRY.  11 pages, List 3.

ROBERTS, Charles Henry, alias George RICHARDS, storekeeper, deserted wife M. and five children in Sydney in 1906.  Police attempt to find him in 1909.  6 pages, List 87.

ROBERTS, Henry Frederick, drowned in a quarry at Burnley in 1902.  File re attempts to recover body.  15 pages, List 65.

ROBERTS, Mrs. S. Manly, Sydney, wrote in 1917 asking who could help her financially, her ‘quite worthless’ husband William Thomas Roberts is in Melbourne gaol.  5 pages, List 72.

ROBERTS, Thomas, engine driver Comet Vale W.A., asks police to find wife in 1916.  She and daughter Ruby left there in 1910 and went to Melbourne; he has been sending money but has now stopped.  Found.  6 pages, List 82.

ROBERTS, Thomas Thornton, deserted wife G. in Adelaide in 1898.  She has heard he is in Portland using the name MARTIN, is a bootmaker.  Local police report that MARTYN is a bootmaker there, has been there for some time, has a family there.  7 pages, List 21.

ROBERTS, William.  Wrote from Barraba NSW in 1908 re Thomas JONES and Abraham TERRIL.  Police interview Mary Ann Terrill who explains the connection.  15 pages, List 5.

ROBERTS, William Francis, born Women’s Hospital 1909 and parents registered as Elizabeth and Thomas Francis Roberts, however she was Mrs Elizabeth King, 27 years, who was married at Corowa in 1900 and hadn’t seen her husband for some years.  She and her 8 year daughter Elizabeth were living with Roberts.  Copy of birth certificate on file and discussion on possible prosecution.  10 pages, List 90.

ROBERTSON, A., wrote from Beechworth in 1900, complaining about the Chinese Camp there and the brothel at AH TOE’s premises.  Local police report that the writer is Reginald HEADLEY ‘a harmless lunatic’, women mentioned were Christine ROBINSON who was living with Ah CHEE, and  Lily ROBINSON, recently discharged from gaol.  6 pages, List 46.

ROBERTSON, Edwin Albert, deserted wife Olive and two children in Adelaide in 1909.  His brother William lived in Ballarat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 87.

ROBERTSON, Eugenia nee GREENBANK.  German Consul asks police in 1902 to confirm birth of her illegitimate daughter Margaretta (Ettie) in 1880.  Eugenia was a Tasmanian and later married the child’s father Christian HILDEBRANDT.  3 pages, List 63.

ROBERTSON, Frederick James.  Writes from Cowra in 1908, asking for address of his brother and parents, whom he hasn’t seen for years.  Police establish his father is Alexander Fraser Robertson, and brother Charles John, and find them.  5 pages, List 4.

ROBERTSON, John.  Hotel-keeper at Gordons in 1865, charged Constable John HAMILTON, (No. 1679) with using slanderous language against him and his wife.  Report of police investigation; John and William LETTS, sawyers, James WALSH, farmer, and Mary HAMILTON, witnesses.  28 pages, List 3.

ROBERTSON, Lilian Beatrice, Prahran, advised department in 1915 that her husband William Thomas, a constable serving in the AIF, was killed at the Dardanelles.  2 pages, List 80.

ROBERTSON, William Lovat, clerk, c35 years, wanted for embezzlement on Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Co., manager Leslie J. PARK, in 1897.  26 pages, many repetitive; photo on file. List 40.

ROBINETT, Henry James Morris.  Information sought by his mother in Hawthorn in 1903.  He was 28 years, last heard of interstate.  Not found.  4 pages, List 66.

ROBINSON, Charles Alfred. Lands officer at Sale, writes suicide note and believed to have drowned himself, 1918. Wife at East Brunswick, brother Gilbert at Preston. File of 9 pages includes press cutting.  List 1.

ROBINSON, Emma.  Paddington NSW, wrote in 1900 re her daughter Theresa PRENDERGAST, who went with her employer Mrs. SIMPSON to Melbourne some years ago.  Believes she is being used for immoral purposes; Mrs. Simpson running a pub.  Police find Simpson caring for her after she has had a child.  7 pages, List 3.

ROBINSON, Francis Ormond, grazier, married Margaret MacVEAN at Cressy in 1874, then lived with servant Jane OATS and had two children by her, Frank Ascot and Arthur Lyndhurst.  In 1885 charged with perjury over false registration of births.  Certificates on file, along with letters from John MacVEAN.  A large file, List 57.

ROBINSON, George Washington.  Charged with bigamy in 1864.  First wife Margaret THIRD, second not named but marriage took place at Tarraville.  Copy of first marriage certificate on file.  Witnesses John and Margaret BEGGS seek expenses.  21 pages, List 4.

ROBINSON, H. Arlies, Claremont W.A., wrote in 1913 regarding his forthcoming divorce case, and a respondent – DRAKE.  His wife and he have disappeared.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 93.

ROBINSON, Henry, sought by J. CURRY, Boggo Road, Brisbane Qld in 1897.  His unnamed brother had died some years ago, leaving a wife and young son; the wife has now died and the child needs support.  Henry used to play bagpipes in hotels in Melbourne, and details of men who did this are given, but he is not found.  15 pages, List 68.

ROBINSON, James J., wrote a very strange letter from Maldon in 1905, had recently come from Western Australia and staying with sister Mrs. Adelaide CARMAN.  He is fixated on electricity and had been in an asylum.  6 pages, List 52.

ROBINSON, Margaret, 23 years, daughter of Mrs. Mary, of Collingwood.  Died after illegal abortion in 1895.  Had been keeping company with Arthur DAVIES, tobacconist, Collingwood, who denied knowing she was pregnant.  Henrietta NICOL, keeps a wine shop; Rose KENNEDY (Madame de ROSE), palmist and Dr. J.D. TWEEDDALE give evidence.  Body exhumed.  46 pages, List 30.

ROBLEY, Mary Ann nee FROOD. Writes in 1894 asking police to help in getting documents retained by Adelaide solicitor George F. Michell. These include her marriage in 1880 and false registration of birth of William Nevison Robley and Louisa Victoria Robley to mother Louisa Charlotte KLAPPROTH. 5 pages.  List 1.

ROBSON, Robert, Stawell West, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1896; is suffering hallucinations.  Mother says he is not dangerous.  18 pages, List 36.

ROCHESTER, Vena/Bena, 19 years, left Sydney by train in 1900, heading to Adelaide via Melbourne, to meet with boyfriend HYLAND whom she planned to marry.  Chief Commissioner NSW telegrams police in Melbourne on behalf of her parents.  They intercept her and she returns home.  6 pages, List 45.

RODGERS, Annie, dressmaker, Carlton, sought by son from first marriage William DUNSTON of Hamilton New Zealand, in 1903.  Police ascertain her second husband died in 1890, but she is not found.  5 pages, List 46.

RODGERS, H.V., Geelong, wrote in 1909 asking police to find his son Joseph Henry.  The writer was 77 years old and blinded in an accident at Broken Hill; his sister was Mrs Isabella PALLITER [?]  Son found interstate.  5 pages, List 90.

RODWAY, Alfred Jenner, deserted wife Gertrude and 3 children at Richmond in 1904.  Two letters from her, she believed him to be in W.A. in 1906, found.  18 pages, List 50.

ROGERS, Mrs. Ada.  Anonymous letter from Carlton in 1897 alleges she is living an immoral life, has two young children.  Report finds she is living apart from her husband, no evidence of prostitution.  List 20.

ROGERS, Joseph Henry, sought by blind father H.C. Rogers, Geelong, in 1913.  Joseph is c26 years and was last heard of in South Aust.  Mention of family inheritance.  Found.  7 pages, List 94.

ROGERS, Robert Levanen, 45 year, Irish, a patient in Gladvill Insane Asylum Sydney.  In 1916 his wife asks for relatives to be found; brother David Gregory found and provides family details.  Their parents were David Gregory and Arabella nee HOLMAN.  13 pages, List 78.

ROGERS, Thomas, wrote from Outtrim Coal Co., in 1899, reporting that his wife Jane (Jeannie) had left him and their 4 month old child and gone to Melbourne; asks help to find her.  7 pages, List 41.

ROGERS, Thomas, jockey, 24 years.  Information sought by South Australian Children’s Department in 1899; he was the reputed father of a child by Mary Theresa WILLIAMS of Southwark, South Australia.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

ROHL, Oscar, married Minnie McALLISTER in 1904, then went to Qld; last heard of in 1905.  File covers dispute with his father over land selection and rumours about her he has spread.  4 pages, List 70.

ROHMER, Fritz. Sought by his brothers Herman and George in Sydney in 1898. Last heard of in Melbourne eight years previously, 37 years, a watchmaker/piano tuner. Photo of him on file. Not found. 11 pages, List 2.

ROLF, Frederick, writes 2 letters from Maryborough in 1897, attempting to “prevent his paramour Mrs. Sarah RANDALL” associating with the Chinese Camp inhabitants there.  He was assaulted in the camp by SEE TOY.  7 pages, List 20.

ROLLS, Albert. Failure to pay alimony to divorced wife Margaret, 1902. She and the children are in Melbourne, he is in Sydney.  List 1.

ROOKS, Mrs. John, wrote from Elphinstone, Darling Downs Qld in 1904 re her brother Samuel George SYMONS, believed accidentally killed in Melbourne in 1903.  Police find this is true, but she has herself died by the time the answer is given.  8 pages, List 34.

ROPER, Charles, sought by mother Mrs. M. Roper, Neutral Bay in 1907.  She doesn’t say so, but he was a Ward of the State who absconded in 1906.  5 pages, List 22.

ROPER, Robert F., Sydney, alerts police in 1888 that John James DOBBINSON, a law clerk, who absconded from his employers ELLIS & ELLIS, solicitors, in London in 1876, having stolen money, is living in Victoria under the name of William ROSE.  Report on case; victim declines to extradite him.  29 pages, List 56.

ROSEN, Hermann V.D., gaoled for being drunk and disorderly in 1892.  Wrote from gaol asking for his property to be sent there, letter on file.  5 pages, List 56.

ROSENGREN, G. and others.  All residents in Lonsdale St., complain of larrikins, 1883.  6 pages.

ROSIER (ROSHUR), Mary Ann, 82 years, charged with vagrancy at Kyneton in 1902.  Report on her background shows has been in prison and benevolent asylums but leaves latter; has a drinking problem.  Only relative is a sister Elizabeth ROCHFORD; her father was Thomas Rochford, a tailor.  19 pages, List 63.

ROSS, Mrs Ellen, Burwood, in 1909 asks if the William Ross who recently suicided is her husband, c30 years, a Scot.  9 pages, List 87.

ROSS, Ivy, charged with assaulting Mary Ellen DUGGAN in Melbourne in 1928.   She was 23 years, said to frequent Lt. Lonsdale St.  Photo of her and Herbet PHILLIPS, professional dancer, who was wanted for another offence.  14 pages, List 59.

ROSS, William, wrote from Rosstown in 1900, reporting damage to his railway at Rosstown Junction ‘as an old enterprizing colonist who has expended a very large fortune …’ asks police help to stop further damage.  Anastasia SHANNON arrested for damaging fence.  9 pages, List  45.

ROSS, William John, Ballarat, applied to join police force in 1903; various reports on his character.  He had served in the South Africa contingent.  13 pages, List 66.

ROSSER, Inez Ada nee MARTIN.  Went from Corowa NSW to Nurse Hannah MITCHELL’s house in Burnley in 1928 for illegal abortion, and disappeared.  Mitchell was charged with murder, but acquitted.  In 1938 George Rosser wrote to police; he was planning to remarry and asked police advice on how to proceed.  7 pages, List 57.

ROTHSEY/ROOTSEY, Iver, sought by father T.C., Newtown, Sydney, in 1917; not heard from for 2 years.  7 pages, List 75.

ROTHVILLER, Pierre.  French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877, seeking him, Leopold HUSSON and – BLIAULT.  None found.  8 pages, List 5.

ROWE, Alexander, wool classer, Bindi Station, Omeo.  Attempted suicide in 1898.  7 pages, List 20.

ROWE/BOWE, Brice, Carlton, handcuff and lock expert, asked permission in 1909 to be handcuffed and placed in a box in the Yarra, where he would set himself free.  2 pages, List 90.

ROWE, James, died at his residence Yarraweyah in 1896, husband of Elizabeth.  Mrs Sarah Jane MARLENGREN wrote from Port Melbourne, asking if he is her father Richard Henry Rowe, who left her mother and 7 children in Long Gully Bendigo in 1877, and was last seen in Bethanga.  Her mother died six months after he left.  He was Cornish, 64 years old and had brothers Ezekiel and Matthew, and James has children of that name listed in the paper.  The children of the first wife are Mary Ann (Mrs McMAHON), herself, William Edward, James Thomas, Elizabeth Ann (Mrs. BROWN), Richard Henry Nicholas and George Woolcock.  Not police matter.  5 pages, List 37.

ROWE, P.W., wrote from Junee Junction in 1895 re his young son Charles Edward, who was employed by Alfred MONEY/MOLNEY, travelling furniture repairer, last heard of in Bendigo in 1894.  9 pages, List 28.

ROWE, Thomas, Ballarat, 1859, asks for a duplicate of his Ticket of Leave as the original was damaged.  3 pages, List 84.

ROWE, William, 40 years, miner, left Adelaide in 1890, last heard of in Bendigo, sought by Samuel C. HUGHES of Adelaide, who was a private enquiry agent; possibly bigamous marriage.  9 pages, List 14.

ROWLAND, Thomas Edward.  Married Mary Eliza ROWSELL, when she developed phthisis he employed Charlotte SCARBOROUGH to help look after her.  When Mary died at Muroon in May 1897 he shortly afterwards married Charlotte, and their son Thomas was born later that year.  Local constable reports he declared himself a bachelor on second marriage certificate, and queries whether he should be prosecuted.  Both marriage certificates, Mary’s death certificate and Thomas’s birth certificate on file.  Police eventually decide against prosecution.  24 pages, List 21.

ROWLEY, Charles, 17 years, left his home in Tasmania in 1910; information sought by father William.  Not found.  4 pages, List 93.

ROWLEY, Josiah, wrote 21 page letter from Narracan, detailing his dealings with George Edward SWALLOW, who was passing valueless cheques and owed money.  He claimed to be well connected, but it was all a sham, and people Rowley contacted confirmed this.  Swallow sentenced to imprisonment at Morwell in 1896.  67 pages, List 36.

ROYAL HIGHLANDER HOTEL, Flinders St.  Report of after hours drinking; ‘this is the worst conducted house in Melbourne’.  Licensee Samuel STENNIKER.  18 pages, List 37.

ROYAL MINT. Robbery at, 1907. Large file covers 1907-1909.  List 1.

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RUDDY, William, information sought by wife in Carlton in 1904; last heard of in Sydney in 1900, c65 years old, Irish.  4 pages, List 68.

RUPERTSWOOD homestead.  In 1903 a fire in the engine house that supplied electricity badly damaged it.  Report on incident which was not suspicious.  16 pages, List 67.

RUSSELL, infant daughter of George and Elizabeth, died at Lauriston in 1867.  Suspicion of ill-treatment by mother who is a habitual drunkard.  There are 2 other children, 5 and 3; husband George is in New Zealand.  John PEARCE stayed at the house on the night the child died.  11 pages, List 35.

RUSSELL, Charles, Clarence River NSW; wrote in 1910 has heard that his wife Jane Elizabeth died in 1908, seeks details of her estate.  5 pages, List 93.

RUSSELL, Elizabeth, Leichardt, Sydney, in 1916 asked police help in getting her son Private F.G. LAMBOURNE’s death certificate so she can access his bank account; army records have not sent it.  He was her last surviving son and sole support, she is very ill.  5 pages, List 78.

RUSSELL, Mrs Elizabeth Ann, widow of Phillip, c47 years, sought by eldest brother George Thomas SMITH, Boulder WA in 1910.  6 pages, List 91.

RUSSELL, James.  Old age pensioner living in tent at Werribee in 1902, became ill and moved to Camp Hotel.  William BALFOUR asks payment for services he provided.  7 pages, List 16.

RUSSELL, John William, deserted wife Mary and two children at Bolwarra near Bungaree in 1893.  Irish, 50 years, has been a teacher; arrested in 1895.  19 pages, List 25.

RUSSELL, S., Newmarket, writes strange letter, alleging local police sergeant was rude to her in 1902.  Report states wife of John, formerly bank manager, is a lunatic who has been confined by released.  9 pages, List 61.

RUSSELL, Thomas.  Wife Mary writes from Launceston in 1898, they have eight children, four dependent on her.  He is a ship’s engineer, believed to be in Melbourne, and has failed to send maintenance.  Found.  8 pages, List 7.

RUSSIAN SHIPS Thomasina and Ocean came into Sydney in 1906, and a number of the Scandinavian crew deserted.  Names were: K.A. & J.L. MATSON, G.A. WIKSTROM, J.R. MADELIN, G.H. SALONEN, W.A. KARLSSON, – VIKSTROM, H.A. STAUSSON, K.A. LINDHOLM, Karl A. NYLAND, Herman KOLMROOS.  Photos of both crews on file.  15 pages, List 70.

RUSTON, James.  Fourteen year old boy, alleges buggery by – STANLEY in South Melbourne in 1906; his testimony on file.  Father John contacted police, but medical testimony doesn’t back up his story.  5 pages, List 4.

RUTHERGLEN ROBBERY, 1899. Victims E. VISICK and Alfred GEDDES; John NEGUS and John Henry SPARKS found guilty in 1900. Huge file, c400 pages.  List 1.

RUZIN, William, wrote from Norwood, Adelaide in 1906 re brother Harry or Henry, who left Wisconsin USA in 1898.  Not found.  5 pages, List 26.

RYAN, Annie, 13 years, North Melbourne, ran away from parents in 1909, and using a false name persuaded new arrival David WATT, 17 years, to pay her fare to Sydney.  She was picked up there and returned to Melbourne, where her parents placed her in the Abbotsford Convent.  9 pages, List 88.

RYAN, Mrs. Annie C, wrote from Sale in 1917.  She was the mother of four sons who ‘went to the front’, two of whom were killed.  The other two returned home but she hasn’t seen them; asks if the Constable Ryan mentioned in a newspaper report is her son.  2 pages, List 70.

RYAN, John, teacher at Bootahpool school Port Fairy, complains about local constable, larrikins etc. in 1896-7.  Suggestion he is suffering from hallucinations.  List 41.

RYAN, John, wrote from Geelong in 1900 re report of the death of Martin Ryan in a fight in NSW.  Asks if it is brother Martin Joseph Ryan, 37 years, physical description given, who left there c.1896 and was supposed to be mining.  File shows a different person.  8 pages, List 48.

RYAN, Mabel; information sought by her mother Mrs. B. Ryan of Sydney, in 1917.  She left Brisbane c1914 and is believed to be a barmaid in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 71.

RYAN, Mary Ann. File re carnal abuse of her (11 years old) by stepfather Henry WATKINS, Fryerstown, 1880. 3 pages, List 3.

RYAN, Robert Lyn, charged with murdering his father Martin RYAN at Thalia near Wycheproof in 1928.  In 1908 there were complaints about ill-treatment of Robert and his sister by his parents.  The file covers 1908 case and 1928 case and is very large.  List 58.

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SABELBERG, Herbert Percival of Hamilton. Series of letters 1917-1919 from L.J. HUBERT of Perth, his first wife’s mother, who is rearing his six year son, whose mother has died, he is not paying maintenance for the child. 38 pages, List 2.

SADLIER-FORSTER, Richard.  Left Melbourne for Bourke in 1894, wife asks police assistance in locating him in 1895 as she is anxious; he is 62 years old.  29 pages, List 25

SAHR, Mrs, found dead in bed by G. HEYER, German Lutheran Minister at Germantown, Geelong in 1896.  File re necessity of quick burial ‘body will not keep in this hot weather’.  4 pages, List 39.

ST. KILDA, 35 Henryville Street, fire in 1900, occupied by Richard STEWART, commercial traveller, owned by – DAMYON, coachbuilder.  Servant Floris BRITTON gave alarm.  2 pages, List 50.

SALA, Edward J., sought by father G.F. Sala of Orange NSW in 1891; has absconded, 16 years.  Found in Melbourne, refuses to return home.  3 pages, List 55.

SALATNAY, John, manager of the Maffra Sugar Works, went missing in Melbourne in 1898.  Austrian, c40 years, photo of him and two other men in front of sugar works sign.  1 page plus photo.  See introduction re ordering of photos.  List 53.

SALVATOE, Sammat, labourer, Carlton.  Had been living with Lily ROSE/ROUSE for some years, but they split up in 1928.  She slashed his clothes with a razor.  Photo of both of them.  2 pages, List 61.

SAMERS, William Robert, Bridgewater, applied to join police force in 1903 and failed on medical grounds.  Very detailed and conflicted reports on his character are on file; he had served in the South Africa contingent.  26 pages, List 66.

SAMPSON, Edward Augustus, stabbed Ernest Ambrose KLEINERT at Mitcham in 1928; charged with offence.  Statements from witnesses, victim and offender on file.  16 pages, List 59.

SAMUEL, Rachel, living at home of Mrs Golder MANTEL in 1902 and gave birth to a child which she then killed.  Nurse Mrs. BEATIE and Dr. OSTERMEYER look after her, chemist W.J. BOANAS provides medicine; file contains their accounts and background of the case, which is very sad.  18 pages, List 63.

SANDERSON, Elizabeth, 48 years, died suddenly at Malvern in 1900, wife of George.  2 pages, List 48.

SANDERSON, Thomas, sought by wife A.W. in Sydney in 1894.  He asked her to go there, and said he would follow once his business matters were arranged, but never came.  She and their daughter are penniless.  She believes he’s at Archdale near Bealiba.  Local police report he is there with a wife and family, and explain that he once lived with a woman named Annie MORRISON at Ballarat, and are not sure which is the legitimate wife.  File ends with her obtaining money to return to Victoria.  6 pages, List 41.

SANDRY, Thomas.  Information as to his character sought by J.E. PHELAN, Guyra Shire Council NSW in 1913 on behalf of the unnamed mother of a woman who has become engaged to him.  5 pages, List 94.

SANGAL, Edward Christopher, murdered at Keysborough in 1902.  Wife Selina and August TISLER are convicted.  This is a large file.  List 63.

SATTERTHWAITE, Thomas A., sailor on board American ship Churchill reports ill-treatment by mate Austin KEEGAN in 1900.  Witness Charles Alexander LOGAN. 7 pages, List 47.

SAUNDERS, Charles, East Devonport, Tasmania, writes in 1898 re son John’s death in Inglewood hospital.  6 pages, List 19.

SAUNDERS, H., Youarang via Tungamah.  In 1929 he asked police to find his wife Linda Eileen nee MANNING, who had left there for Melbourne, staying at the City Mission in the past, and had not returned.  File has copies of her marriages with George Frederick Elmore Vincent O’BRIEN in 1919 and with Saunders at Shepparton in 1928, and includes letters from a former fiancée Robert WANDEL who warns against having anything to do with her, and Matron of the City Mission etc.  Photo of Saunders and her on the file.  Saunders suicided, so bigamy case not proceeded with.  This is a large file.  List 60.

SAUNDERS, Samuel, sought in 1897.  His brother David was accidentally killed in 1892; photo of him taken c1887 on file.  They were the sons of Charles and Catherine Sheperd McPhail Saunders.  She died at White Hills in 1892 and death registration also on file. Information sought by George C. McPHAIL (His letter not on file).   19 pages, List 40.

SAWERS, S. of Malvern, complains in 1906 of offensive postcards, sent he thinks by relatives Winnie and Ida, who dislike his second wife.  3 pages, List 3.

SAWYERS, James, deserted his wife in Kalgoorlie in 1907, believed to be in Melbourne.  They were married for 19 years, he was c45 years old, born in Collingwood.  Found, he declines to help.  7 pages, List 70.

SAX, Charles Waldemar, optician, died suddenly in 1909 at Warracknabeal and identified as Charles WALTERS.  Correspondence with wife Louisa in Hackney S.A. to ascertain correct details.  Photo and 10 pages, List 91.

SAYERS, Annie, 19 years, married Albert HALL in Melbourne in 1904, claiming to be 21.  Her mother Mrs. John CLANCY reports her to police; report on case.  3 pages, List 65.

SAYERS, Jessie. Alias WALSH/WILLIAMS. Prostitute, complains about local constable harassing her; claims assisted police in past. Report on her background and present mode of living, 1895.  List 1.

SCANLAN, Johanna, given permission by the Mayor of Melbourne to sell matches on the steps of the Independent Church in Melbourne in 1896.  She is 24 years, has an illegitimate son and has been deserted by the father.  Discussion re women selling matches at night.  4 pages, List 36.

SCARBOROUGH, Mrs., Warrnambool.  House owned by her destroyed by fire in 1900; report on, and comment from insurance company.  10 pages, List 47.

SCARLETT, Emily F., wrote from Stanmore Sydney in 1912 re a report of the death of Robert SCARLETT.  Is it her husband?  She has been separated from him for past six years.  Police report it was Robert Edward Scarlett, a painter from Ballarat.  4 pages, List 33.

SCARR, Martha, Parramatta NSW, seduced and abandoned by Horace DAVEY of Frankston in 1908.  He denies claim.  5 pages, List 86.

SCATTERGOOD, James Holmes.  Wanted for larceny on Melbourne Fire Brigade in 1898; located overseas in 1899, but problem in extradiction as no treaty.  Charles SALTER is president of MFB.  28 pages, List 39.

SCHAECH, Constable A.E., married, dismissed from police force in 1917 after affair with Daisy MARSHALL, for whom he provided a false reference.  Letters to her on file, along with his plea to be reinstated.  This is a very large file.  List 75.

SCHAEFFER, Helen, charged Joseph NEWSON with failure to support their illegitimate child at Prahran in 1894.  He went to Sydney and she followed and tried to find him, leaving child with Mrs. CLARK of Bridport St Albert Park, who complained to police that she was owed money to care for him, and if not forthcoming she would have him committed.  Helen arranges that her employer Herbert DEMPSTER will visit Melbourne and collect child, which is done.  40 pages, List 41.

SCHERNING, Alexander. Unnamed friends in South Melbourne asked police to trace him in 1899, was last heard of at Nannie in Western Australia. They believed he was a native of New Zealand, aged 27 years, but police find him and ascertain he was born in Denmark and had a sister in New Zealand. 8 pages, List 2.

SCHMIDT, William Barry, 13 years, born Warburton, ran away from home in Burnley in 1906 and found working for Mr. KENNY at Surrey Hills.  Returned home, he absconds again.  Two letters from mother Susannah on file.  22 pages, List 70.

SCHNEIDER, Flora A. of St. Kilda.  Youngest daughter of the late J.B. WERE, and in bad health.  Caring for two children whose mothers are in W.A. in 1899.  Louisa KNEALE owes her money for maintenance, seeks police help in getting it.  Police find she is a barmaide in Perth.  5 pages, List 16.

SCHOLZ, Charles Leslie.  German Consulate in Melbourne in 1905 asks police to monitor his movements; he is a geologist and metallurgist.  9 pages, some repetitious.  List 4.

SCHWERKHOLT, Carl Berno, marine stores dealer, died at the Alfred Hospital in 1899.  In 1900 his stepmother Wilhelmina, and mother of his wife Wilhelmina, made a claim that he had been poisoned, and that his widow was in a relationship with Thomas JACKSON, who managed the store.  Statements are taken from various people, but no action taken.  18 pages, List 44.

SCOBLE, Mrs. Florence.  Applies to have licence of Albert Hotel West Melbourne transferred to her from Maria La FONTA in 1897; police report she lived with James HURAN at Ballan, two children put in a Home, adverse report on her reputation.  15 pages, List 20.  CONNECTION FOUND

SCOTT, Alec.  Ran away from home in St. Kilda in 1881, 6 yrs old.  Found on board ship.  6 pages, List 4.

SCOTT, Gordon Leopold, suicided at Seacombe, Paynesville in 1903; very detailed report.  10 pages, List 67.

SCOTT, Mabel. Describes herself as an artist and journalist; police report states she is a maniac, 1906.  List 1.

SCOTT, Salvador, failed to pay maintenance for wife and children at Ballarat, so a search was undertaken in 1908; believed in Broken Hill where his sister Mrs BROOKS lived.  Not found.  11 pages, List 85.

SCOTT, Thomas E., telegraphed from Stockton, NSW in 1896 re passenger named Scott reported to be injured on ship ‘Gabo’; asks details.  Alexander Scott found in hospital, not seriously injured; wife at Stockton informed.  8 pages, List 39.

SCOTT, William, caretaker of National Mutual Life Ass. Co., Melbourne, attempted to attack wife in 1898; police called, charged, but dismissed,  ‘a domestic’.  15 pages, List 17.

SCOWN FAMILY. Fred lived with his first cousin Emmaline for nineteen years, had six children, she left him for Owen HUGHES c1917. Daughter Doris is pregnant to Charles Raymond WALTERS and is under age.  List 1.

SCOWN, John.  Incomplete file re failure to register birth of child at Chiltern in 1897.  6 pages, List 40.

SCRATTON, D., North Melbourne, complains in 1874 of carelessness of carters in Brunswick; charges laid.  11 pages, List 31.

SCULTHORPE, Albert, prohibited from showing ‘The Kelly Gang’ film in Melbourne in 1912.  File includes small coloured film poster.  9 pages, List 33.

SCURR, Rupert G., wanted in 1908 for passing dud cheques on James O’TOOLE and Robert BAIR of Leongatha.  Geo T. WALDEN, Minister Enmore Tabernacle NSW wrote to Bair asking him not to prosecute as Rupert has turned over a new leaf and has a pregnant wife. 6 pages, List 86.

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SEACOMBE near Sale.  Petition from residents in 1899 requesting removal of Charles SCOTT and family who were undesirable characters.  Petition signed by Thomas and Desmond FITZGERALD Frederick A. SMITH, Abram BURROWS, Thomas E. BEAMS, all fishermen, William M. ABRAHAMS, State school teacher and Maurice and Thomas BOWLER, ‘graizers’.  Police report on the family.  6 pages, List 38.

SEAGER, C.J., Cheltenham, Victoria; wrote in 1902 seeking support for his Patent Riding Coat, and enclosing brochure.  5 pages, List 61.

SEAL, Mrs. F., Prahran, left destitute by husband who is follows country shows.  An almost indecipherable letter asking for help.  4 pages, List 79.

SEAMONS, Caroline Ann, Kooroocheang, Daylesford; in 1916 gave birth to illegitimate child at home of Mrs. SIMPSON, who advertised for some to adopt it, and Mrs. Millie EDMUNDS of Thornbury did so.  Father of child Norman EVANS had enlisted.  10 pages, List 78.

SEARLE, Albert, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, wrote in 1907 re his brother Richard, c30 years old.  Found.  3 pages, List 44.

SEARLE, George Ernest, native of Morrisons in Victoria, a grocer/draper, 32 years, was sought by his mother Catherine CUNNINGHAM, who wrote from Camperdown Sydney in 1899.  He left Katoomba NSW in 1889 on account of his wife’s conduct.  Not found.  9 pages, List 43.

SEFTON, Clarence Victor. Murdered his male infant child, mother Millicent BERGER, 1917. Death sentence commuted. Very large file.  List 1.

SEGRAVE, M.F., wrote from Wehla in 1900 re her brother – MARKS, living with her, who was threatening to harm her and himself; escorted to Bendigo Benevolent Asylum.  8 pages, List 43.

SEGRAVE, W.,  JP, asks police help in 1896 because of anonymous slanderous letters being circulated in Flinders.  James PULLING and Emily L. CLAYTON also write about the matter.  Mrs. George WATSON eventually confesses.  She is 32 years, has 2 girls.  Constable writes sympathetic letter about her troubles.  Large file, includes letters.  List 36.

SEITELBACH, Mrs. J.B.  Wrote from Sydney in 1899 re her brother in law W.H. O’MEARA, who has failed to pay maintenance to her sister and family as agreed.  He worked in the Govt. Statist’s Office Melbourne.  11 pages, List 3.

SELLECK, Charles, born Clare South Australia, sought by brother W.H., blacksmith, Laura, S.A. in 1906.  He was last heard of in 1892.  Found.  8 pages, List 69.

SEMMENS, J., Broken Hill, asked police to find his son in 1907.  The family were living together, but when he took ill and was taken to hospital, his wife Louise sold up and left for Melbourne, taking their son with her.  He believes she may be with her sister Mrs. PUNCH.  Found.  5 pages, List 82.

SERGISON, Albert William.  Police in Darwin ask his whereabouts in 1894.  His wife in the U.K. is anxious to know if he is dead or alive.  He deserted her many years ago.  Found interstate, 12 pages, List 24.

SETON, T., Constable 6016, enlisted in army, asks extended leave; wife Ada begs Chief Commissioner not to let him go into the army.  4 pages, List 78.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CAMP. Religious camp at Armadale, 1895. File includes copy of their newspaper advertising same.  List 1.

SEVILLE WINE HALL, licensee Alice KELLY, 1898.  Claims by James ROUGET and James P. WALLACE that she is operating after hours.  Detailed reports compiled.  35 pages, List 22.

SEXTON, Frank, writs from Kelly Basin, Tasmania in 1899 re luggage left in storage at the West Melbourne Coffee Palace.  He has written to the manager Mrs. MURRAY, asking for it to be forwarded on, but it has not been.  It includes two manuscripts written by him.  Found; his former employer NUNAN BROS. are holding it for him.  10 pages, List 41.

SEYMOUR, George, Rutherglen.  Wrongly arrested on warrant for false pretences, kept in cell, seeks compensation, 1898.  20 pages, List 17.

SEYMOUR, Georgina, Stanmore, NSW, wrote in 1905 seeking information on Elizabeth MOORE (or TRAVIS), wife of Samuel, to kept a hotel in Bendigo 1853 – 1884.  She is a relative.  Bendigo resident states received the same letter but the signature was Florence FIRMIN.  11 pages, List 64.

SHACKELL, Charles Casson.  Applied for a  position with the NSW Dental Board in 1903, under name of Casson SHARKELL.  Their Registrar, Horace TAYLOR, asks for confidential report on him.  This states that he’s lived with Mrs. Frances GANNON.  4 pages, List 65.

SHAH MAHOMED.  Indian Eye Doctor, wrote from Ballarat in 1910 re troubles he has had with larrikins for some months.  Police report he is eccentric, his countrymen offered to pay fare back to India, but he refused to go.  6 pages, List 33

SHANKS, Isaiah Samuel, deserted wife Louisa Kate and children in 1906.  He is a dock labourer, 37 years, may be living with Rose SYMONS.  Found interstate.  7 pages,  List 26.

SHANLEY, P.  Applies to join police force, 1897; is living at Moyhu, 22 years, gives some background.  1 page, List 6.

SHANNON, James, tailor, Melbourne, sought by wife Margaret, Sydney, in 1908; they have 5 children and need maintenance.  Found, file notes is an alcoholic.  5 pages, List 86.

SHARP, Alice.  Anonymous letter claims she is being illtreated by her adopted parents WELLS at Ferntree Gully in 1898.  Her mother died c1897.  4 pages, List 16.

SHARP, Samuel Albert, died in NSW in 1896, death certificate on file.  He was c34 years old, and a gardener.  Told Mrs. Sarah LIND that his was mother was in England.  Incomplete file, but someone was enquiring about his whereabouts in 1897.  25 pages, List 38.

SHAW, Geoffrey Frederick, watchmaker and jeweller, deserted wife and four children at Kalangadoo South Australia c1906.  In 1909 she wrote asking police to find him, thought he was in Victoria.  7 pages, List 89.

SHAW, Miss J.A. of Melbourne, wrote in 1898 ‘To you in whose power it is to aid and deliver human beings from a sad and bitter fate help and assist me a poor penniless and sorrow stricken girl …’. Her friend Frederick CHARLESWORTH had disappeared and she was worried sick about him. Not found. 4 pages, List 2.

SHEA, Anne Marie, writes strange letters to Chief Commissioner.  Report states she is a patient on trial from a lunatic asylum, under the care of Eliza BALLINGER, wife of Joseph, at Northcote.  22 pages, List 40.

SHEARERS.  Very large file on shearers, police protection of scab labour etc., 1894.  List 41.

SHEEN, George.  Deserted wife Alice at California Gully in 1902.  Traced to South Australia.  40 years, Victoria etc.  15 pages, List 16.

SHEEN, James, Mafeking, in 1909 asks for help for his wife, who is very ill.  5 pages, List 88.

SHELDON, J., Ballarat Nth, 1900.  Letter re wife’s losing a fur cape at the Doonbeg Castle Hotel Melbourne; fell asleep at the bar.  3 pages, List 45.

SHEPHERD, Henry, tinsmith, Collingwood, left for Euroa in 1896, looking for work.  Wife Julia apparently asked for police help to find him; her letter not on file, but report on his bad character.  3 pages, (incomplete) List 36.

SHEPPARD, Edward. Charged with sexual act on Edith May SEARLE, 12 years, at Broadford. He is 23 years old and a servant of her parents. Not guilty. 1892.  List 1.

SHERIDAN, Catherine. Illegitimate child of hers died in Melbourne in 1879. List 1.

SHERLOCK, James, arrested for drunkenness in Melbourne in 1899, found to be insane and sent to an asylum.  He had come from Paddington NSW, and attempts are made to contact his family.  Solicitors Bradley & Son write that his wife obtained a separation order some months ago and wants nothing to do with him.  17 pages, List 42.

SHERRARD, James E., committed suicide in Exhibition Buildings in 1900; was secretary to the Trustees.  4 pages, List 47.

SHERWIN, Herbert Henry.  Information sought in 1899 by Louis LEVY in Sydney, acting for wife.  He left Queenstown Tasmania for Melbourne; had had a photographic studio, previously a singing teacher and performer under names Signor ENRICO and Arch. WALLACE.  14 pages, List 42.

SHEVILL, Peter Wotton.  Information sought in 1909 by nephew William Wotton Sheville, NSW.  Family located.  5 pages, List 90.

SHIELDS, Alma Frances born 1908 Fitzroy, mother Isabella, her husband Thomas at Foster.  Failure to register birth in time is queried in 1909.  8 pages, List 89.

SHILTON, Arthur William Henry.  Reported missing by father in 1901.  Visited grandfather in Footscray and left for home in Brighton, but never arrived.  6 pages, List 4.

SHIPMAN, Albert Ernest (or McDERMOTT), Irish comedian.  Original letter not on file, but someone was looking for him in 1896.  Found in Sydney.  9 pages, List 36.

SHOOBRIDGE, William Cecil. Came from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1892 and disappeared. Letters from Isabella and other family members in Angaston, South Australia, cover 1892-1894. 38 pages.  List 1.

SHORT, William, Coburg, asks police to find his family in 1907.  Wife Mary Ann (born Lancashire) and sister in law Sarah Ann MELVILLE and daughter Clara MORONEY, 17 years, have left home with Thomas CAMPBELL.  Found interstate.  15 pages, List 81.

SHOULDERS, Harriet. Attempted rape on, 1876.  Case withdrawn because of her reputation – had had an illegitimate child. List 1.

SHULTON, Mrs. South Melbourne, reports her 17 year old daughter Grace MANN, who lived with her married sister Mrs. KEOGH in Prahran, has left, presumably with William WRAY. One page Crime Report, with attached photograph, taken in Bendigo. List 2.  See instructions re cost of photographs.

SIBLY, James Oliver, sought by wife Elizabeth, South Melbourne, in 1908.  Last heard of 13 years ago, believed working in a mine in NSW.  Found, addicted to drink.  8 pages, List 86.

SIDDALL, Rose, attempted suicide in Carlton in 1909 after a quarrel with her husband John caused by step daughter Harriett.  8 pages, List 88.

SIDDERS, Mrs. Lizzie, attempted suicide at home of her daughter Mrs. Annie PAGET, Fitzroy in 1918.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 81.

SILK, Mary Ann.  Convicted of murdering her husband at Morrisons in 1883, due for release.  Local police report on whether trouble likely to occur if she returns there – yes.  3 pages, List 17.

SILVA, Joseph, registered the births of Phillip, George, Myrtle and Frances Maud at Bealiba, giving mother’s name as Mary nee DIXON, whereas it was Mary Elizabeth EVERON nee MARTIN, with whom he was living.  In 1910 police investigate the situation and compile a detailed report; a copy of the Silva/Dixon marriage certificate on file.  16 pages, List 54.

SILVA, Lucinda nee DIXON, charged with murdering her child at Pitfield in 1901.  13 pages, List 52.

SILVEY, Joseph, deserted wife L.E. and child at Woollahra NSW in 1907; his sister Mrs. GREGORY is at Rutherglen.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

SIM, Rev George Innes, sought by wife Kate, who was Principal of Portland High School in 1908.  He deserted her 3 months prior, believed with a Mrs STEPHENS, but the latter denies this.  13 pages, List 87.

SIMMONDS, Edward Henry.  Sought by wife Sarah of Erskinville NSW in 1904, last heard of two years ago, a baker, went to Boer War, believes he has remarried.  10 pages, List 10.

SIMMONS, James, wrote from Beech Forest in 1905.  His wife Emily nee BARBER, 30 years  left him in 1904 taking his 21 year old son James by a former wife, their son William and her son Thomas.  6 pages, List 64.

SIMMS, Edith Ellen, 28 years, left Melbourne for South Sea Islands in 1917, not heard from since by her mother, who wrote from Plympton SA in 1919.  Found.  4 pages, List 53.

SIMONSEN, Pierre, in 1907 asked police help to find Josephine LANDLES, 34 years, barmaid, last heard of in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 44.

SIMPSON, Frederick, committed suicide at Strahan Tasmania in 1900; 34 years, native of Fitzroy, father Robert a confectioner.  Initially unknown, so photo taken; is on file.  Was working at Zeehan with William MALONEY who identifies him.  Copy of inquest file and letter from father on file.  57 pages and photo.  List 47.

SIMPSON, Hannah.  Living with Mrs. ORFORD of Brighton, who suspects she is trying to poison her illegitimate child, who subsequently dies in 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

SIMPSON, John, wanted for child desertion on Florence HEALY of Nathalia.  Found in Waratah Tasmania with Walter HUMBERSTONE, wanted for horse stealing.  Letter from Simpson to his mother on file.  15 pages, List 23.

SINCOCK & WADHAM, solicitors, Melbourne, ask police to investigate Robert HAMILTON and his family, living in South Sassafras Creek on a small holding in 1896; complaints they have been pilfering by D.A. ANDRADE who lives close by.  They previously lived in North Melbourne.  Family consisted of Robert and sons William 20, James 18, Mary 16, John 13, Robert Jnr 11, Norman 9, Isabella 7, Alexander 5.  13 pages, List 39.

SINCOCK, F.J.  Writes from Melbourne in 1897 that a young woman, just over 16 years, living at Invergordon, was seduced by James Lee.  Gave birth to male child, is now in the Salvation Army Home.  He asks that Lee pay maintenance; he is the son of Frederick of Wunghu, who informs police that his son has gone to W.A.  7 pages, List 20.

SINGER, Charles Douglas. Arrived South Australia 1870s, used name COOK. A drunkard. Detailed report on search for him, file includes photo. 1906. List 1.  See instructions regarding the cost of photographs.

SINGER, Charles Douglas.  Sought by solicitors Sandford & Limbert of Adelaide in 1906; his father has died and left him property.  Charles left Exeter U.K. c1874 with George R. MEALLIN, would be now 56 yrs.  Details of Meallin’s life in Australia given, but Singer is not found.  23 pages, List 4.

SINGH, Gunga, Rocky Glen via Gunnedah NSW, wrote in 1909 re W.O. WILLIAMS, a drover on Quatta Quatta Station owned by John MORRISSEY, who had given him a cheque that bounced.  16 pages, List 90.

SINNETT, Eleanor. Known as Clara SMITH. Mother Mary writes from Sydney; she left with Minnie PODFREY [GODFREY?] and is under 16 years of age. Found in Melbourne, has to return to her mother, even though she is a drunkard. Tintype photo of Podfrey/Godfrey on file. List 1.  See instructions regarding the cost of photographs

SIRR, Mrs. Complaint against her brothel in Queen St., 1870s. Letter from her on file.  List 1.

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SKELLY, Mary, writes from Richmond in 1904 re her husband Richard.  She has taken out a warrant for wife desertion, has heard he committed bigamy with – NELSON.  6 pages, List 33.

SKELLY, Mary, writes a number of letters of complaint in 1916 alleging she is being badly treated by police who prevent her selling newspapers in Melbourne.  She has been before the Courts after property owners had complained of her behaviour.  28 pages, List 76.

SKEWS, Henry, charged in 1899 with indecent assault on Williamina KEITH, daughter of Dougald, and Amy SUTHERLAND, both pupils as Raglan School, where he is teacher.  Other children mentioned in file, which has some graphic detail, are:  Jessie HUTTON, Hannah JACOBSON, Louis THIOMPSON, Frederick SMITH, Walter DAVIS, Marie WILLS, Violet CROCKER, William SPICER, Winnie LILLY and Henrietta JOHNSON.  31 pages, some repetitive.  List 39.

SKIFFINGTON, Mrs. Hugh, wrote from Tenterfield N.S.W. in 1902 re her brother John HAMMILL, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 63.

SKINNER, Mrs. wrote from Sydney in 1895 re husband Alexander, last heard of as an engine driver on the S.S. Lady Harriet trading on the Gippsland lakes; he owed maintenance.  They have 8 children.  Found.  6 pages, List 28.

SKINNER, John, old age pensioner, died at Walhalla in 1902, and buried as a pauper.  He was a widower, 78 years.  A bank book is subsequently found.  7 pages, List 62.

SKINNER, William. His body found in Girgaree, Waranga Basin,  near Tatura, 1905.  James EDWARDS tried for murder, family letters, costs involved, petition from Wangaratta residents praising Cons. John GREEN of Milawa, etc.  Large file.  List 1.  Another large file.  List 23.

SLADE, Mrs Fanny, Kin Kin via Cooran Qld., wrote in 1909, seeking relations of her late husband Henry; believed at Ballarat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 91.

SLATER, Emily Frances.  Wrote from Armadale in 1905, has heard that Miss Theresa K. THOMAS of Devonport is making enquiries about her, asks reason why.  8 pages, List 9.

SLATER, Mrs. Sarah.  File re sale of her effects, died intestate in Melbourne Hospital in 1897; was from Templestowe.  14 pages, List 6.

SLATTER, John, a neglected child, taken into care in 1902, after death of mother Ethel.  Reputed father John COHEN in prison, 3 pages, List 12.

SLATTERY, Austin Arthur, 47 years, engineer, former soldier, sought by Ellen CHISHOLM of Kalgoorlie in 1905; has taken her property.  6 pages, List 52.

SLATTTERY, Joseph, ex priest, lecturing in Melbourne in 1900, complains to US Consul of lack of police protection from unruly mob.  Various reports on, large file.  List 46.

SLATTERY, Joseph, is identified as being the unknown man found dead at Narrung in 1905. Australian Workers Union tickets, still on the file, are used to confirm that he formerly worked at Para Station NSW, was about 60 years and unmarried.  20 pages, List 63.

SMALL, Richard H, East Melbourne.  Writes in 1902 complains police are helping women stay in houses used as brothels; he is a house agent.  11 pages, List 16.

SMALL, Thomas, found drowned in Yarra River near Richmond in 1898.  Solicitor for brother Patrick in Temuka, New Zealand, asks details.  7 pages, List 21.

SMALLMAN, Bertha, taken to hospital by ambulance in 1909; husband interstate, hasn’t been seen for months.  Her mother lives in Ireland.  6 pages, List 90.

SMART, Mrs M.E., Boulder City, W.A., 70 years, wrote in 1907, asking police to find her daughter Cedellia (Cecilia?), who was working as a barmaid in Melbourne.  She had left her ‘to starve in a strange city …’.  Found, states her mother is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 81.

SMEATON, Walter, rabbiter, Bindi Station Gippsland, reported in 1913 that his employee Maurice Arthur CANDY claimed that he was wanted in Sydenham London for maintenance on his illegitimate child; had been working for the British Motor Company there, but joined the navy and then came to Australia.  The unnamed girl lived in Modbury. Scotland Yard alerted and replied name not familiar to them.  11 pages, List 92.

SMILLIE, James and wife Henrietta nee WHITE, sought in 1906 by Walter WHITE of Winton, Qld.  5 pages, List 71.

SMITH, Mrs. A.E. (Queenie) wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1900.  Mrs. PAGAN has taken her 5 year old child on a holiday to Melbourne where her sister Mrs. BENNETT lives, and has not returned.  Smith thinks she may take the child to England, and asks police to prevent this.  7 pages, List 44.

SMITH, Mrs. E.  Wrote from Natal South Africa in 1906, enclosing a letter for her daughter Gladys McNAMARA, who is in the Sutherland Homes, but they decline to give her the letter.  2 pages, List 4.

SMITH, Mrs. E., Queens Wharf, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re husband Frederick.  He speaks broken English, a great mining man, was in Mt. Balfour and found copper mine there.  She had written previously (not on file) thinks he may be at Ballarat.  Not found.  6 pages, List 24.

SMITH, Edwin Arthur, West Maitland, wrote in 1904 on behalf of his mother Amelia, living in Brunswick.  She was the widow of Peter Christian SCHMIDT, late of Stawell, and a solicitor had made enquiries about her being a beneficiary, but she hadn’t heard any more, so he asked for police help.  They find that the person sought was not her late husband.  8 pages, List 56.

SMITH, F. Seymour, solicitor, Adelaide, wrote in 1919 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth McLEAN of East Terrace, who was concerned about her daughter Amanda Ruth, 17 years, who went to Melbourne and hasn’t written.  Found, is an adult nurse.  Photo and 4 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Frederick, left Launceston 1904 with woman, formerly master of ketch Robert Burns, 40-50 years, wife and family left destitute.  4 pages, List 23.

SMITH, George Goodwin Crouch.  Held up a bank in Cape Town South Africa in 1897, shot teller, then turned gun on himself.  Copy of newspaper report on file, along with somewhat gruesome photo of his head with bullet hole.  His background given; brother Harry T. is in W.A.  16 pages, List 20.  See comment re cost of photographs.

SMITH, Henry Steele.  Information sought by wife in Melbourne in 1895; last heard of in Briagalong Gippsland in 1894.  He is a plumber, 41 years; is he the C.S.W. Smith who died at Alton Downs recently – no.   9 pages, List 28.

SMITH, James Paul, employed by Qld. Trustees as a cashier in 1906 and embezzles money.  He was born Ipswich, is 29 years old; small photo in evening dress.  5 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Jessie, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913; rescued from Yarra by John CLARKE of Prahran; witness Mrs Elsie LEE.  5 pages, List 94.

SMITH, John and wife Ada, North Melbourne, charged in 1899 with failing to provide food and shelter to their children Ada, Mary Irene and John James, after Ada comes drunk to local police station.  14 pages, List 42.

SMITH, John, Ringwood,  applied to Defence Department in 1915 to become artificial limb maker; seeks police endorsement.  Photo of him and pupil K.S. PRATT, both with artificial limbs.  1 page, List 80.  See instructions re ordering a copy of the photo.

SMITH, Joseph, wrote from Kindred (Tasmania?) in 1901, asking for details of his brother Henry’s death; can’t get a certificate.  In 1873 he received a letter from William KENNEDY advising him that he was drowned on his station.  Police ascertain that Kennedy owned two stations, both in NSW, and was deceased; his widow knew nothing.  8 pages, List 49.

SMITH, Louis L.  Complains about prostitutes and their actions in Romeo Lane and Juliet Terrace area, 1869.  File includes a list of house occupiers and owners and details who is respectable, who is a prostitute or madam, who is a felon etc.  17 pages, List 4.  Names given:  KELLY, John (of South Yarra), CASSIDY, James (of Fitzroy), DAVIS, Aaron Hamilton, (of Victoria Parade), SMITH, William H. (of Whitehorse Hotel, Bourke St.)

And:
AITKINS (?), Emily; ANDERSON, Henry; BAKER, Thomas; BALAY (?), Thomas; BEATON, Sarah;  BENNETT,  Elisha; BENTLEY, Henrietta; BERGIN, Thomas; BOND, Reuben Thomas; BOOTH, Emily; BRADLEY,  Joseph and Ellen; BROOKS, Marion; BROOMFIELD, Ann and Elizabeth; BROWN, Amy and Catherine.  CASSIDY, Mary; CLARKE, Ellen and Frank; COLLINS, Sarah and William; CONNOR, Alfred John and Melosin (?);  COUGHLIN, Denis, wife and 2 sons; DACRE, Mary; DAY, Amy; DICKSON, Jane; DUNCAN, Amy;

FERGUSON, Ferry; FITZGERALD, Catherine; FOSBERY, Mary Ann; GREEN, Ellen; GRIFFITHS, Thomas.  HARVEY, John; HATTON, William and Mary; HOGG, Elizabeth; HONOR, Ester; HOWE, Elizabeth; JENKINS,  Margaret; JUKES, Alice; KELLY, Patrick and Mrs.  McFARLIN, Mary; McLOUGHLIN, John and Mary; MASON, Lucy and Mary; MILL, Jane; NASH, Mrs.

RICHMOND, Amy; ROODE, Mary Ann; RYAN, Catherine; SCOTT, Sarah; SHIELDS, Ann, Andrew and Thomas;  SMITH, Catherine, Mary; SUTHERLAND, Margaret.  TRAYNOR, Ann and John; TURTLE, Margaret; WATERS, Amy; WEARAM, John; WILLIAMS, Caroline,  Catherine,  Mary Jane, John; WRIGHT, Emily.

SMITH, Mrs. M., Moore Park Sydney wrote in 1905 re her sister Edie WESTERN or Ada TURNBULL, was she in gaol or deceased.  Police report she is in prison.5 pages, List 11.

SMITH, Mrs. M., school mistress, Alberton via Ringarooma, wrote in 1908.  She had been deserted by her husband George Edward c1905, and has heard that he is in Melbourne.  He was a native of Yorkshire, the family live in Devonport Tasmania.  10 pages, List 85.

SMITH, Matthew Edward, drover, believed to have died about 1902 near Bendigo.  Information sought by son Matthew, Islington NSW in 1910; had not heard anything from him for over 20 years.  The writer was born in Axe Creek in 1881.  8 pages, List 91.

SMITH, N., wrote from Herbert Rd., Paddington NSW in 1903 re his son Jim, who was working with HENRY’S DRAMATIC CO., which was travelling country areas.  Encloses copy of letter from Jim, at Goulburn, alleging ill-treatment.  Found.  10 pages, List 19.

SMITH, William John McAuley, 11 yers, and Frederick DAVIS Jnr, 13 years, committed to Industrial School in 1897 in Hamilton.  Smith briefly escapes gaol.  9 pages, List 20.

SNOW, Charles L., Sydney NSW, wrote in 1908 re his wife C.L. and two children who went to her mother Mrs James GARDINER, Tallarook, some time ago and had not returned.  8 pages, List 86.

SNOWDEN, Michael Henry, murdered at Arcadia in 1881, – BRADFORD suspected, Edward HOGGARD a witness.  In 1907 Yarrawonga police sought details of the case, as both men were in the district, and the 1881 file, including a reward poster, was forwarded to them and returned.  This is a large file.  List 84.

SOLOMON, G.L., wrote from Gladstone Hotel, Millers Point NSW in 1899 re daughter Emily, who left home with Ettie BINDON for Melbourne.  Emily was divorced from jockey William WOODGATE, and left her child unprovided for. Pair found in a brothel.  11 pages, List 43.

SOMERVILLE, Alexander, Carlton, reports in 1903 that his new villa in South Melbourne has been targeted by ‘roughs’.  Local police report it is a brothel, which is a surprise to him. 6 pages List 67.

SOMERVILLE, Frank. Arrested in Newcastle NSW for larceny, under another name. Admits he is wanted for failure to pay maintenance on child of Florence Elizabeth BYRNE, born 1915. Also seduced her sister, who is pregnant to him. His parents live in Ascot Vale.  List 1.

SOMMERSGILL, Joseph, Daveyhurst, W.A., wrote in 1909.  He has received an anonymous letter that his wife and son are living with – BRADLEY, blacksmith at Newport Railway Works and asks investigation, which proves claim.  12 pages, List 88.

SOORIAN, Mrs. L.  Of Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her father John Hartley BALLARD.  4 pages, List 4.  See also SOURIAN.

SORELL, Mrs. Flora A., wrote from Tasmania where she was briefly staying in 1917, asking police to prevent her daughter from marrying Otto Neils RASMUSSEN; her usual address was Toorak.  7 pages, List 73.

SORO, Antonio. Murdered Patricia BICKETT at Royal Park 1914; file includes photo of him.  List 1.

SOURIAN, Lilith.  Wrote from Sydney in 1908 re whereabouts of her uncle Benjamin CROSTHWAITE, last heard of in Kew.  Police are suspicious of her motives; she is a palmist known as Hama SOORI, husband George LACELLES [LASCELLES?] alias Sourian, was gaoled for bigamy.  5 pages, List 5.  See also SOORIAN.

SOUTH, George F., clergyman, Windsor, writes in 1900 asking for police help; his wife and son are conspiring against him.  Constable reports it’s a very sad case, he is delusional and a danger to his family.  7 pages, List 22.

SOUTH, George F., Windsor, wrote a sad and intimate letter in 1901, asking police to forward his letters to his son Arthur from whom he is alienated.  2 pages, List 53.

SOUTHEE, Robert.  Information sought by Mrs. A.T. (Minnie) FISHER, East Perth, W.A. in 1915.  She has had care of his son for a number of years; he was to pay maintenance, but fallen behind.  He was a footballer, chemist’s assistant and believed in Bendigo.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 80.  See instructions re obtaining a copy of the photo.

SOUTH YARRA, 555 Chapel Street, fire in 1900 in stables of John YOUNG, wood merchant, property owned by Alfred CHAMBERS.  2 pages, List 50.

SOUTH YARRA MISSION HOME.  Hilda Warburton, c21 years, alias AUSTIN and Alice LLOYD, 16 years, escaped from here in 1913.  Warburton’s parents were in West Melbourne, Lloyd’s in East Melbourne.  3 pages, List 8.

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SPARGO, Thomas.  Died Mitta Mitta 1906, file re selling his effects to pay for cost of burial. H.T. McCANN purchased them.   5 pages, List 4.

SPARLING, Christopher, Northcote, 61 years, ex police member.  Wrote a letter to the Victorian Governor in 1902.  His office forwarded it to the police department with a request that he be asked not to continue writing to them.  6 pages, List 61.

SPEARY, Florence E., wrote from Blackwood in 1902 re her husbnd Bertram, who ill-used her then left for Melbourne, leaving her without support.  His parents are in Prahran and are interviewed.  9 pages, List 63.

SPENCE, Annie J., Kensington, gave birth during attempted suicide in 1913; 16 years, daughter of Margaret.  No prosecution.  6  pages, List 93.

SPENCE, James.  Sought by mother Clara in Redfern Sydney in 1901.  6 pages, List 4.

SPENCE, Mrs. Thomas, nee Ruby MILLINGTON, left her child Thomas Spence Millington with Margaret
GOODMAN in Paddington Sydney, and didn’t pay maintenance.   In 1910 Goodman asks police to trace her; not found.  22 pages, List 54.

SPENCE, W.G.  Wrote 2 letters to Chief Secretary in 1898 re P. RICHARDSON, a unionist gaoled in 1894 and recently released, who has been told that Victoria police will arrest him if he returns home to his mother in Chilewell Geelong.  11 pages, List 19.

SPENCER, Jessie Elizabeth.  Of Omeo; issued a warrant for Nicholas MARSH for desertion of his illegitimate child in 1893.  Found.  7 pages, List 7.

SPILLANE, William Stanislaus, 20yrs, born Prahran, found wandering at St Kilda, and bought to police station; ‘appears simple-minded’, then cleaned and looked after before being sent to Christian Bros. Orphanage in Geelong.  Anonymous letters claim his parents were cruel to him, he was never educated.  Police prepare a brief for prosecution of father William, but looks like never charged.  Evidence of witnesses given: Eva BECK, Mary Ellen ILES, Joseph DAVIES (gentleman of Windsor), Elizabeth WHITAKER, Walter HABER, Frances ALLAN and Madge COOPER.  His mother was Cecilia nee GAUNT.  37 page, List 15.

SPOONER, – , chemist, Coleraine, suspected of supplying medicines to help with abortions by M. LOURIE and Annie RADLEY in 1896.  16 pages, List 50.

SPOUSE FAMILY.  Daughter Florrie, 17 years, severely burnt in fire at 12 Linton St., Balaclava in 1898.  2 pages, List 18.

SPROUSE, Mrs. Annie.  Gives birth to stillborn child at Buchan in 1899.  2 pages, List 17.

SQUIRE, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Henry, suicided at Geelong in 1900.  3 pages, List 47.

S.S. BOGONG wrecked at Marlo in 1896.  Very large and very detailed file mentions the following:  drowned were brothers George, Ernest and Edward Henry HUYSMANS, (there was a warrant out for the latter, and he had been hidden by friends/relations), John ANDERSON, Charles AISTROP/ASTROPE.  Saved were Albert Edward PRICE, J.P. GALLIENNE (Master), Leonard STEVENSON/STEPHENSON.  Local constable borrowed boat from Orbost Rowing Club and broke scull – they were reimbursed after his explanation.  A search went on for some weeks, involving local Aboriginals Andrew CHASE and W. BLAIR, and a case belonging to Edward Huysmans was found. George ROCHFORT was living with the Huysman’s mother.  A sister, Daisy DALRYMPLE, wife of John of Darlinghurst Sydney, gave permission for the case and contents to be given to Minnie HUYSMANS, who was Edward’s wife, who ‘was a woman of bad repute before her marriage and resided in a brothel’.  Months later some human remains were found by Richard and George MORGAN, while mustering cattle.  List 37.

S.S. DART attempt to sink it while at South Wharf in 1919.  Report.  5 pages, List 69.

STAFFORD, James, charged with cattle stealing in 1899.  Local police want to take 12 year old Frederick WILSON away, as he can give evidence, but this is not supported.  Wilson is a cousin of Mrs. Stafford nee DOWLING; his mother died in an asylum and his father ‘is a dissolute’ and the Staffords have given him a home.  Unflattering description of families involved.  37 pages, List 41.

STAFFORD, Richard.  Wrote from Kingston South Australia in 1907 re his daughter Mary Jane who ‘was taken away by G.G. Spain’; there is some money due to her.  She was 24 years old.  Police ascertain that she is the wife of George G. ESPAGNE/ESPAIGNE and living at Horsham.  5 pages, List 15.

STAFFORD, Victor, 19 years, North Melbourne; attempted suicide in 1912.  Father Edward says he had been drinking; police decide not to prosecute.  5 pages, List 35.

STAMMLER, W. Sydney, NSW, forwards payment for maintenance of Diannah Sophia Stammler, Richmond in 1902.  4 pages, List 61.

STANTON, Richard, 22 years, born Melbourne, died in a hospital in German West Africa in 1905, family believed in Victoria.  German Consulate wrote re tracing family.  7 pages, List 69.

STARR, Grace, wrote from Adelaide S.A. in 1905, re her son Steve, believed to be in Melbourne.  Traced.  S.A. local police report she runs a brothel there.  5 pages, List 69.

STARR, Joseph, Elphinstone, farmer, charged with perjury in 1929.  Witnesses included Julius, Lillian and Rita May LIPPLEGOES, William Robert MORRISON and Ernest Oliver HUNT.  Large file.  List 89.

STAURENGHI, John Henry, charged with forgery on the Union Bank, absconded in 1886.  Found in San Francisco and escorted back to Melbourne in 1887.  Series of letters from British Consul re legal aspects of case etc.  46 pages, List 56.

STAWELL, W., of Malleson, England & Stewart, Melbourne, reports loss of his daughter’s pony in 1910.  2 pages, List 24.

STEDMAN, Charles, 86 years, died 1918; property sold to pay funeral costs.  Letters on file from sister Polly (Mary) ROBSON, South Hornsby, London and niece Maria ADAMS from 1859 onwards, also a photo of ‘Willie’.  22 pages, List 75.

STEEL, Mrs. U., Picton, NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Matthew who deserted eight years previously.  He was c45 years old.  Found, he declines to support her.  6 pages, List 38

STEEN, H.F., elderly man, died at Bundalagnah near Maffra in 1900.  File re burial costs and claim of undertaker Alexander HARDIE.  14 pages, List 45.

STEIGLITZ COFFEE PALACE.  Destroyed by fire in 1895; owned by Mr. HARE.  Licensee Joseph Francis GILL and his mother in law Ella HICKSH charged and convicted of offence.  Witness Elizabeth ROCKS praised by police.  Very detailed file.  44 pages, List 35.  CONNECTION FOUND

STEPHENS, Bill.  Sought by Capt Charles H. HALL of Melbourne in 1877, he was c46yrs, led a wandering life, police think the person who died in 1864 in Yackandandah may be him.  13 pages, List 5.

STERNBERG, Benjamin W.,  writes to Chief Commissioner in 1904, claiming being unfairly persecuted, he is not a member of any secret society.  2 pages, List 9.

STERRY, Samuel, otherwise STEVENS/STEPHENS, went missing from his hut at Timboon in 1906.  Sister in law Mrs Robert STERRY, Wagga Wagg, interviewed.  Photo taken c1880 on file.  Eventually traced.  Large file, List 71.

STEVENS, Arthur, Brougham St., Kew.  In 1917 the Ladies Benevolent Society query the continued assistance they are providing to his wife Rose and family as he is not working.  Detailed report on his health and family situation.  10 pages, List 72.

STEVENS, Arthur George, deserted wife Margaret A. and 5 children at Trafalgar near Boulder City WA in 1907.  A carpenter, 40 years, found.  17 pages, List 84.

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret of Warra Qld., wrote in 1918 re her husband Frederick S. Stevens, who went to stay with his brother Henry at Nagambie. Her letters are unanswered; found. 3 pages.  List 1.

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret, wrote from 16 Mile Creek, Warra, Qld. in 1919 re husband Frederick Sylvester Stevens, who is in the Salvation Army Home, has not answered her letters, has lost memory.  Police find him, but daughter who is providing for him requests no letters be sent to wife.  4 pages, List 22.

STEVENS, Isaac, of the Club Hotel, Warracknabeal, attempted suicide in 1908.  Wife F.E.B. Stevens, Adelaide, wrote that he had deserted her and the woman with him is not his wife.  3 pages, List 84.

STEVENSON, Bernard, M.D., missing friend, report on; found in 1887.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 56.

STEVENSON, G.A., wrote from State School, Mount Taylor in 1904, re his 16½ year old son Gilbert, known as Bert, who went to the country.  His wife is in Kew Asylum and fretting as she hasn’t seen her son.  Sister Ruby is employed in Melbourne and lives there with her aunt.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

STEVENSON, John Barr.  Known as the ‘Australian Blondin’.  Wanted for perjury in 1896 case.  List 4.

STEWART, Bruce, Fremantle, wrote in 1908 re brother in law George DINNIE, champion wrestler, who has left his pregnant wife there.  Found.  4 pages, List 86.

STEWART, Christopher J., wrote from the lunatic asylum Ararat in 1909, seeking his sisters Caroline F., Jessie and Maggie; has not heard from them for 3 years.  Found.  8 pages, List 87.

STEWART, Muriel, 16 years, ran away from her mother in Sydney in 1916 and came to Melbourne; claimed that her mother was leading an immoral life and requested to be placed in the Abbotsford Convent.  In 1917 her mother tried to persuade her to return home.  Mother’s sister Mrs. WILLIAMS lived at Mosman.  6 pages, List 72.

STEWART, Violet M., Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Qld, wrote in 1917 re her husband William, released from gaol a year ago and believed in Melbourne.  His brothers Alexander S.,  and John were living in Richmond and interviewed as was sister Mrs. MOSS. 8 pages, List 72.

STILL, Rosa, alias PHALP alias Ivy WILSON, was living with Richard Leonard OLDFIELD in 1928 and quarrelled with him when he paid attention to another woman.  She alleged he damaged her car; report gives another version of event.  7 pages, List 59.

STILO, Ambrogio, sought by Italian Consul in 1909; arrived 1905; family not heard for over a year.  Found.  4 pages, List 89.

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STOBIE, Mrs. J.C., Port Melbourne, complains in 1895 of frequent police visits, has never been convicted of anything.  Report states she is a woman of ‘easy virtue’.  4 pages, List 26.

STOCK, Alice, 22 years old, alleged abortion on in 1899 by ‘Dr’ William CAROLE of Rushworth, who subsequently died.  She was living with her sister Mrs. Emily LINFORD at Whroo and made a very detailed statement of the treatment she had undergone.  16 pages, List  43.

STOCKDALE near Briagolong.  Sly grog shanties kept there  by William VALLANCE and Edward HAMILTON in 1895. Thomas D. LORD wrote from Castlemaine in 1895, reporting on Hamilton.  Report states he is a friend of Vallance.  8 pages, List 28.

STOCKMAN, Emily, wrote from Gosford NSW re her husband Frederick in 1895.  He deserted ship the previous December; can be found at sisters in Middle Park.  Not found.  5 pages, List 30.

STODDART, James, died suddenly at Collingwood, 1900.  Police report on, not suspicious.  3 pages, List 48.

STORRIE, James, wrote from Woodside South Australia in 1894 re his son Alfred, advising that the Salvation Army can help him, as his sister is a member.  Reference to court case.  6 pages, List 38

STOTT, Annie and daughter. Murdered by husband John at Prahran in 1903.  List 1.

STOTT, Clara Ford, attempted suicide at Brunswick in 1909.  Brief prepared, evidence taken shows parents as Clara Alice and James, and son Jonathan Bolton Stott. Mary and William DAVISON helped get her to hospital.  Ethel CORBIN an acquaintance.  13 pages, List 88.

STOTT, Minnie, wrote from Kensington, Sydney NSW in 1912 asking whether she had to return to Melbourne to take out another maintenance order against her husband James, who had not paid the amount owing.  5 pages, List 34.

STRACHAN, James; information sought by solicitors in Scotland in 1896.  He was a chemist who died in Orange NSW IN 1882, leaving a wife and one daughter.  Death certificate on file shows he was 36 years, born Scotland, married Amelia DOWN in London.  He was nephew t the late Colonel RENNIE who had died recently.  7 pages, List 39.

STRANGE, Charles Henry. Sentenced to death for murder of Frederick DOWSE, 1895. Large file.  List 1.

STRANGER, John William, found dead on railway line at Woodend in 1912; buried locally by police.  Sister C.M. CASTELOW of Northcote writes that his brother in W.A. will pay expenses, wants body disinterred and buried in Melbourne.  3 pages, List 32.

STRAUBE, Hugo, wrote from Scoresby in 1896 asking details of the death in childbirth of his sister Mrs. Johaan Reyhold WALTHER in Sydney; he was anxious about the other children.  8 pages, List 36.

STREATER, Mrs. A.M. Forestville, South Australia, wrote in 1907 asking that her daughter Pearlie be returned.  She is now with the family of Ernest READE at Bendigo, was with aunt Mrs MARGETTS there, but was illtreated.  Pearlie is 17 now, has been away 5 years.  Found.  5 pages, List 82.

STRIKE, Lily. Married Edmund CHALMERS in 1894 and Henry R. HAMMERSLEY in 1896 under name of CRISTIE. Divorced from Chalmers in 1905; charged with bigamy.  List 1.

STRONGITHARM-WILKINSON, Mr. H., Brisbane, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his daughter Ethel, 22 years.  She was working on a property near Trawool, but has left there.  Details provided.  4 pages, List 81.

STROWN, K., wrote in 1900.  Her husband, correct name Fredick STRIOWSKI, left two months ago for Western Australia and she hasn’t heard. He’s German, has been a seaman, they have three children.  A second letter states she has heard from him.  7 pages, List 45.

STRUTT, O.J., dentist, Omeo, newly married, complains in 1903 of inaction of local police over anonymous letters he has been receiving.  He believes they are coming from Jessie NEILSON, with whom he had been previously friendly, but she denies it.  8 pages, List 67.

STUART, Alexander, hanged himself at Fyansford in 1896.  Not identified at first, so photo taken; still on file.  Identified as previously being in Tasmania as a mining speculator, Scottish, no relatives in colonies, c60 years, sister in Cheltenham England.  13 pages, List 36.  See introduction re photographs.

STUART, Charles, North Melbourne; in 1904 asked police to find out about his brother William, convicted in NSW in 1898 and later transferred from prison to a lunatic asylum.  He was born in Sydney in 1877.  Found.  4 pages, List 56.

STURGESS, William, North Melbourne, 1895, c20 years old, called an ‘audacious mendicant’ by Charity Organisation Society; is begging in the streets.  Father owns property, is separated from mother who says she cannot control William.  Report on family.  4 pages, List 26.

STYLES, Amy, attempted suicide in the Richmond police lockup in 1902.  3 pages, List 62.

SUARES, William.  Charged with failure to pay maintenance to Dept of Neglected Children for son Leslie Eric.  7 pages, List 15.

SUFFREN, John Raymond, reported missing from home at Ballarat in 1928.  He is 15 years old; photo in Grammar School uniform.  Found.  2 pages and photo.  List 58.

SUMMERS, Rosey, 12 years old, fell off merry-go-round at St. Kilda in 1895 and hit head.  Taken to hospital by police, in company with stepfather Benjamin BREHAM.  Operators of equipment William CRUMP and Arthur BURKE interviewed, but no charges laid.  4 pages, List 25.

SUMNERS, Henry Richard, umbrella maker, Woollahra NSW, wrote in 1907 re newspaper report of accident to child Joseph SUMMERS; asks if it is his child – yes.  MLA Thomas JESSUP also writes on his behalf.  12 pages, List 70.

SUTCLIFFE, Alick J.  Information sought by father John, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1910.  He was in Chicago at the World Fair, but hasn’t been heard from since.  They have moved several times in England, and now are in the US.  Alick is c34 years old.  Not found.  4 pages, List 41.

SUTCLIFFE, Walter F., wrote on letterhead of Gibbs Bright & Co., Sydney, asking help to trace the sister of Thomas CALLAGHAN who was ill in hospital there.  He was born in Collingwood and his sister Selina was married.  Police establish that she was married to George NICHOLAS of Yarraville, but he declines to help as he has done so in the past.  11 pages, List 49.

SUTHERLAND, Eric.  Wrote from Carlton in 1898, wanting to join police force; he was 19 years old.  1 page, List 7.

SUTHERLAND, John, native of Tasmania, 57 years, shot in W.A. in 1895.  T.L. STEWART, of Stewart & McDonald, wine merchants, asks for details to be given to his widowed mother in Collingwood.  8 pages, List 25.

SUTHERLAND, Mrs. Sarah Jane, suicided near Mornington in 1915 after being deserted by her husband William, who ran off with a widow Mrs. George BELL in 1914.  Her youngest daughter was taken in by his brother William, but in 1916 his wife wrote from Darlimurla, stating that they couldn’t keep her as they had 5 children of their own and an invalid father.  9 pages, List 77.

SUTHERLAND, Walter alias COOPER. Escaped from custody in N.S.W. in 1918, 38 yrs, French polisher, Victorian native, serving ten year sentence. Copy of letter to daughter Hilda on file. 7 pages and small photo.  List 1.

SUTOR, Ethel, 16 years, ward of the Scots Church Neglected Children Aid Society, left her service with Rev. Dr FITCHETT in 1907.  Report on family background etc.  12 pages, List 83.

SUTTON, Cora, Pakenham, writes in 1900 to Canon Horace TUCKER re her alcoholic husband Henry.  He writes to police asking for help, report on file, as well as their letters.  17 pages, List 22.

SWAN, Mary Jane. Sixteen years, lured away from home at Mordialloc by Thomas GANGE in 1861. Father William writes.  List 1.

SWANBOROUGH, Dorothy May.  Born at Women’s Hospital in 1912, mother Kathleen/Catherine is under age.  She was born in Wagga Wagga NSW, but now living in Richmond Vic.  Father of child Ernest HOMAN is being charged with maintenance only.  List 15.

SWANTON, Samuel, 38 years, sought by wife Mary, Gympie, Qld, in 1909; believed to have been in an accident in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 90.

SWANWICK, Arthur, killed in Bendigo post office fire in 1908.  Information sought by his wife Janet in Sydney; she was married to him 27 years ago, and the woman living with him is not his wife. 6 pages, List 85.

SWAR, E.C., Fremantle, Western Australia, wrote in 1904, asking police to help find his wife and two children who went to Melbourne and haven’t returned home; believes his brother Andy is with them, and they are using the name ZWAR.  Her sister Nellie McDERMID interviewed, but not cooperative.  10 pages, List 68.

SWEET, H., wrote from Port Adelaide in 1910 re his wife Hannah Mary nee NEWTON, 28 years, who has left him and 3 children; thinks she will book passage home to England.  3 pages, List 23.

SWEETMAN, Richard, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his daughter Maud; found.  6 pages, List 81.

SWINBURNE, George.  Wrote to police in 1904, asking their help in finding John David JOHNSTONE, the brother of his children’s nurse; found interstate.  8 pages, List 10.

SWINBURNE, George.  Wrote in 1907, expressing thanks for help with election meeting; says the assault on John WREN was his own fault.  5 pages, List 15.

SWORDS, Marianne.  Lamplough Bench wrote to government in 1860 asking if she could be sent to the Immigrants Home; both parents dead and she has been deserted by Mrs. HAMILTON who has gone with her husband to the Snowy.  4 pages, List 27.

SYME, David of The Age asks police assistance with watching over friend – MELVIN, of Berry St., East Melbourne, who has threatened suicide.  Father John Melvin takes over care next day.  Syme pays for police protection.  14 pages, List 39.

SYME, Geoffrey of Kew. File on assault and burglary on him by Allen MOORE, 1912.  List 1.

SYDNEY, Joseph Henry, Sydney, asked Bendigo police in 1915 to contact his wife Mary nee STEELE as they need to come to a ‘definite understanding’ as he is leaving for Rangoon Burma.  Found, she wants nothing to do with him because of his ill-treatment.  6 pages, List 80.

SYNNOT, Mr. Confidential memo from police headquarters to Sunbury station re his drinking sprees, 1899.  List 1.

SYNNOT, Richard W. Scots Hotel, reports theft of gold watch etc, 1901, while drunk. List 1.

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TABERNACLE RAGGED SCHOOL RELIEF MISSION & NIGHT SHELTER.  23 & 25 Cremorne St. Richmond.  One page history to 1901, started 1894.  List 15.

TAFFE/TAIT, Joseph, 75 years, found wandering in Prahran, temporarily boarded with Mrs. Eleanor DALY while family sought; found in Beaconsfield Parade and report he has done this before. 11 pages, List 51.

TAIT, K., writes from Buninyong in 1910, asking if there is anything she can do to Percy WHYKES who has made her daughter Una pregnant.  Her husband took him to caught for maternity expenses, but lost the case.  5 pages, List 24

TALFORD/TELFORD, James, stops runaway horse and dray, owner Henry McDONOUGH of East Collingwood, in Melbourne in 1870, asks reward.  Driver Patrick SKEHAN was delivering potatoes. 4 pages, List 30.

TALINTYRE, Robert.  Wrote two letters of complaint from Campbell’s Creek near Castlemaine in 1906 about an unnamed local constable behaving improperly with a married woman.  Local inspector reports that the actual writer is Mrs. LEE, wife of an engine driver, who had a relationship with Constable Clifford JENKIN, No. 3529 and is now seeking revenge.  5 pages, List 3.

TALMAGE, Harry, Grantham, Cowra NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking details of his brother William’s death near Rushworth.  8 pages, List 94.

TAMAGNO, Tommaso.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 re him and Guiseppe CARBARINO, who had both died, asking for property details.  7 pages, List 5

TANSEY, Matilda.   Investigation into her destitute state, has three illegitimate children, 1896.  21 pages, List 3.

‘TARARUA’ GOLD ROBBERY. 1880, large file. Martin WEINBERG interviewed; large reward offered.  List 1.

TATE, Edward, c60 years, prospector, single, left Coolgardie WA in 1917 for medical treatment in Melbourne and not returned.  Sister M. MARSHALL, Cheltenham enquires; not seen by family for 30 years. 15 pages, List 74.

TATT, Annie Amelia, 9 years, Porcupine Flat Maldon.  Allegation that she had been interfered with by family friend Thomas CLARKE in 1896.  8 pages, List 36.

TAYLOR, Ada, Yarrawonga Hotel, Yarrawonga, applied for women’s police force in 1916.  2 pages, List 78.

TAYLOR, Albert W.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1919, seeking admission into police force.  He was university educated, well travelled, a civil engineer and surveyor, 37 yrs etc.  3 pages, List 5.

TAYLOR, Dora, sought by mother Mrs. W. McCOURT of St. Peters, Sydney, in 1900.  Found in brothel in Melbourne, but mother not told details.  8 pages, List 45.

TAYLOR, E., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1909, asking police to find Mrs CLAKE, who was housekeeping for F. WEATHERSTONE at Bendigo, and has left her 13 year old son with her.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

TAYLOR, Elizabeth. Details of her convictions for abortions on Julia G. WARBURTON, Celestine FROST, Eve LATHAN; and Nellie [Ellen] CARTER in Victoria, and later interstate conviction, 1908.  List 1.

TAYLOR, Ellen, and mother Ellen, Geelong.  Committed for trial in 1900 for concealment of birth; child buried in backyard.  37 pages, List 44

TAYLOR, Fanny, Blayney, NSW, wrote in 1902 re a warrant she had taken out on Joseph SHERER for maintenance of her child; believes he is in Victoria.  11 pages, List 61.

TAYLOR, George, enquired for by wife Bessie, who wrote from Adelaide in 1912.  He was employed by Aust. Workers Union, but left them and went to Dimboola, then Melbourne.  He was a carpenter.  Further letter in 1913, when she is working at Broken Hill and has her daughter with her.  Extensive search fails to find him.  29 pages, List 33.

TAYLOR, Leslie. (Squizzie) 1918 Criminal Offence Report of claim by Sarah DALVEAN of 122 Lt. Lonsdale St., Melbourne, that he used threatening words to her and her son. Verbatim recording of foul language used is pretty bad.  List 1.

TEAGUE, Linden Stafford, deserted wife in 1904 in Bowral.  In 1907 she wrote from Randwick NSW and requested search.  5 pages, List 70.

TEBBLE, Elizabeth Florence, 22 years, of Kobyboyn near Seymour, gave birth to illegitimate child while alone on property.  Child died and she hid it in bush.  Graphic detail of what happened to body.  She died shortly afterwards; was the daughter of John and Sarah.  Report includes evidence of Alfred SATTERLY who worked on property, as well as family members and runs to 22 pages.  Inquest is also on file and it is 25 pages.  List 25.

TEESE, Victor, Euroa, applied to join police force in 1906.  John GROSVENOR writes he is the father of his daughter’s illegitimate child.  4 pages, List 26.

TEHAN, John.  Applies to join police force in 1897; his father James is a magistrate at Heathcote and respectable; police report brother involved in a maintenance case.  7 pages, List 6.

TELFER, Catherine, writes from Diapur near Nhill in 1902.  She and her 8 children are starving.  Husband James is in Ballarat gaol for failure to pay maintenance.  Police arrange support.  16 pages, List 19.

TELFORD, Abner Alfred, wrote from Stawell in 1928; his daughter Marion Isobel was missing.  She, aged 17, was believed to be with a married man, a returned soldier, named Charles JONES, c40 years.  Photo of Marion and her siblings on file, taken some years previously.  1 page, List 57.

TEMPLE/McGEE, Eveline Annie Jessie. Bizarre story of how she deceived her lover Louis FRANK (a travelling salesman) into registering the birth of two children as his, with her as mother, when she had received them from two different mothers, 1906. Copy of certificates on file show children were Linda, daughter of Mary Ann Day STORER, and Harry Heyward, son of Hannah BROMILOW, who were re-registered as Violet Betty and Eric Sigismund.   She had done a similar thing some years previously.  26 pages, List 4.

TEMPLE, T.R., wrote from Adelaide Sth Australia in 1912 re 60 year old father Harry Stephen Temple, formerly telegraph operator at GPO there, lately in Melbourne.  Has heard of his death; no record of death, not found.  4 pages, List 35.

TEMPLETON, Ruby Mary. Daughter of Francis, married Alfred George PALMER in 1913, gave birth to a child by Jack SMITH in Bendigo while Palmer was away at war, and registered it with Smith as her husband. Her sister Doris Myrtle Templeton gave birth to a stillborn child in 1918 also in Bendigo. Anonymous letter re their morals.  List 1.

TENNANT, William Davidson, registered the death of Dorothy, his child with Elizabeth ORDISH in 1900.  He is wanted for wife desertion but states his first wife was already married when he married her; report on case.  15 pages, List 52.

TERRY, Alfred, married Gladys Flora Clara RICHARDSON in 1896; Mrs. Joan Watson SMITH signed as her guardian, but she was not as her mother was still alive, and did not approve.  Mother complains to police.  11 pages, List 37.

TEW, Thomas, wrote from near Queenstown, South Australia in 1894, re his daughter Mary Ann, who left home and was believed living with Charles MARTIN at the Leongatha Labour Colony as his wife.  Martin had two other wives, both living.  Police find a warrant from Goulburn for wife desertion is in existence.  14 pages, List 38.

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THACKRAY, William Harold, deserted wife Sylvia and child in Sydney in 1915.  In 1917 she heard he was on a ship coming to Australia and asks police help.  He is arrested.  6 pages, List 71.

THAKIS, Irene, 17 years, left her home in Adelaide in 1917 with married man DILLON and went to Melbourne.  Her mother wrote to police asking for help in getting her to return home, and her aunt Mrs. DAY comes to Melbourne.  Dillon’s aunt Mrs. PHILLIPS located as is Irene, who is pregnant.  5 pages, List 72.

THOMAS, Charles, 16 years, left his home in Ivanhoe to go to work in Melbourne, and has not returned.  Mother thinks he may have gone to Tasmania, but not found there.  5 pages, List 44.

THOMAS, D.A., JP, wrote from Customs House, Cobram in 1896, complaining that F. LONGMORE, chemist of Melbourne, had not sent the ‘Royal Hair Restorer’ he ordered and paid for.  Longmore interviewed, delay in production.  7 pages, List 37.

THOMAS, George E., The Strand, Newport; flour mill owner.  Solicitor’s letter re his application for renewal of driving licence in 1917; lost thru drink driving.  3 pages, List 74.

THOMAS, George Ellis.  Sought by his brother in law Henry DUTTON of Kapunda, Sth Aust., in 1908.  He had been at Ballarat, had a brother and nephew in Melbourne.   Not found.  12 pages, List 3.

THOMAS, John Herbert, Pelaw Main, Kurri Kurri, NSW, wrote in 1908 re his daughter Sarah Ellen (Nellie), 21 years, who was employed by Mrs CANTOR of Middle Park.  Hasn’t heard from her for some months; found using name of MILLAR.  6 pages, List 85.

THOMAS, Joseph.  Wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1894 querying delay in return of photograph from Star Portrait Co in Geelong, suspects fraud.  Letterhead of firm on file.  8 pages, List 13.

THOMAS, John Leonard Basil, ordered by East Melbourne court to pay maintenance for Arthur Vincent WRIGHT, child of Emma; she has gone to work interstate.  6 pages, List 63.

THOMAS, R.F., teacher, Public School, Unkya Creek via Frederickton, NSW, wrote in 1900, seeking address of Mr. and Mrs. E. GARDNER of Richmond on behalf of her sister in UK who has heard she has died.  Found alive.  5 pages, List 43.

THOMAS, William.  Died suddenly in Melbourne in 1903; was a hairdresser, from Adelaide.  Letters of reference and one from his wife on file.  17 pages, List 4.

THOMLINSON, Mrs. Harriet nee PORTER, Great Western, wrote in 1917 re her husband Lieut. Will.  Thomlinson.  She had to send their children Grace, Pearl and John to him when she was admitted to hospital; he won’t send them back.  Interviewed, he claims she is not fit to have them.  10 pages, List 75.

THOMPSON, Agnes.  Left her illegitimate son George at the Women’s Refuge in 1880 and hadn’t paid maintenance; letter from her on file.  Susanna BARKER, Sec. of the Refuge writes to police.  22 pages, List 4.

THOMPSON, Charles Ernest, lithographer, arrived in Melbourne from South Africa in 1908 and some
months later disappeared while on board a ship to Tasmania.  Report on incident, his possessions etc.  25 pages, List 54.

THOMPSON, Albert James.  Sought by Lavinia THOMPSON of Sydney in 1908.  He was part Chinese, a butcher, supposed to have come to Melbourne to open a shop; breach of promise case.  Not found.  4 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON, Alfred John.  Information sought by Arthur O. HALL, solicitor of Geelong, in 1908.  In 1904 Thompson’s then wife Jessie Wilson Thompson nee KNIGHT, divorced him.  Present wife is living with him in Adelaide and ‘is terrified of him.’  Asks for Thompson’s criminal record but police refuse.  5 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON/THOMSON, Mrs. Annie.  Widow of John Dobkin THOMPSON, Captain of the Transit.  Went missing from her home in Hawthorn in 1876; is 46yrs, speaks German fluently; her stepfather was Mr. HOLMES.  Her son Alfred THOMPSON, 23yrs, committed suicide a few weeks later.  Police think she may have been killed, but subsequently she is found in country Victoria.  BEASLEY family involved.  32 pages, photo of her on file.  List 6.

THOMPSON, Annie, c/- Mr. John CONDON, Forest Lodge, Sydney, wrote in 1896 re a newspaper report of an Albert Thompson arrested for pick pocketing.  Her husband deserted her, is this him.  No.  7 pages, List 35.

THOMPSON, David, went missing from Glen Wills in 1890; born Aberdeen Scotland, miner, c50 years, was prospecting for tin.  Police eventually take possession of his property; no known relatives in colony.  In 1899 a skeleton found at Lightning Creek was identified as him.  32 pages, List 41.

THOMPSON, John Andrew, found unconscious in a Melbourne street in 1899 by Thomas SCULLY of Carlton.  Taken to hospital and subsequently died.  Aunts were Mrs. CONAWAY and Mrs. SHIELL.  He was a native of Newcastle, England, a clerk.  9 pages, List 49.

THOMPSON, Mary Ann.  Died at Bendigo in 1861, leaving 4 children, from 4 months to 11 years.  She was living with – Thompson, and youngest child was by him, but elder 3 were from deceased husband (name not given) but known as Thompson.  The youngest child died shortly afterwards, a girl was sent to the Benevolent Asylum, one boy given to Messrs Heffernan and Crowley and the other, John, to Thomas MORGAN of Eaglehawk , but taken away by Coroner as he was not Catholic, and he wanted to place him with a Catholic family.  Morgan makes formal complaint as do local Ministers.  23 pages, List 13.

THOMSON, Mrs. Isabella, Norwood Hill, Castlemaine, wife of William, tannery hand, died 1896 after giving birth to stillborn child after difficult labour.  Cause certified by Drs OWENS and WOOLLEY as heart disease.  File re whether to exhume body and hold inquest.  Nurse was Ellen WEBB.  9 pages, List 36.

THOMSON, Ivy.  Injured at South Morang on Cup Day 1908 when youths rolled a stone down a hill.  Father W. Thomson asks police to name boys involved, which they do.  The boys were all from Brunswick:  A. CARTER, J. STOREN, E. FRANNERY, Charles JOHNSTON, Richard GILBERT, John HOGAN, George BROWN.  13 pages, List 10.

THORNBURN FAMILY.  Mrs. PARK of Dundas Sydney NSW wrote in 1902 regarding Walter, 12 years, Leslie George 11 years and Eric 9 years, who were born in India.  Their mother, who was highly educated and the daughter of Rev. SLATER of Bangalore, died there; she is their father’s sister.  She has cared for them for over a year, but the father has taken them  back to Melbourne, after she asked for money for maintenance.  She is worried they are being neglected.  Very detailed report on family.  15 pages, List 20.

THORNE, Walter James, deserted wife Sarah Ann nee COOMBES at Ballarat in 1915; he was a boilermaker, 25 years.  Found interstate in 1917.  15 pages, List 72.

THORNLEY, Lily Theresa, 10 years, daughter of Margaret KHAN alias RILEY/HOGAN/HOULIGAN.  Mother arrested for larceny in 1901 and Lily taken into police custody and cared for by Mrs KEEGAN of Morwell.  5 pages, List 89.

THORPDALE.  Petition from residents re having police stationed there; 2 pages of signatures, headed by F. DICKINSON; report on situation, and refusal.  13 pages, List 26.

THORPE, J., wrote from Govt. Printing Office, Brisbane in 1895, concerned about his father C., aged 78 years, who was living alone in Williamstown and asking police to keep an eye out for him.  7 pages, List 29.

THORPE, John Fulford.  Information sought by wife K. Thorpe, Melbourne in 1899; last heard of in Perth.  Found.  6 pages, List 42.

THORSEN, Frank, admitted to Homes of Hope Orphanage Collingwood in 1893, 6 years old.  Father’s whereabouts unknown, mother destitute.  She visited him a few times, but would not contribute to his keep.  In 1900 she wishes to make contact with him, but Home refuses, so she approaches police for assistance.  He is working for J. BARROW of Spring Hill Kyneton, and states he is happy there, but subsequently goes to his mother.  8 pages, List 45.

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TICEHURST, Mrs. B., Wallend…. NSW, wrote in 1903 re Edward WEEKS, Indian trader, who died in Melbourne in 1892.  She is his wife; he left her and their children at Binalong in 1873.  Police find he left his estate to his wife Polly.  6 pages, List 66.

TIERNEY FAMILY, Elsternwick.  Anonymous letter in 1899 complains they are abusing their only son William.  Police find he was strapped for missing school, has returned home and will be sent to Christian Brothers School at Geelong.  Parents given good character.  6 pages, List 42.

TIERNEY, Mrs. Mary.  Poisoned at Goroke in 1905.  Two letters from her mother and comments on the case, which was not solved.  30 pages, List 65.

TILLOTSON, Mattie, appointed cook at police hospital in 1910; agreement on file.  She replaced J.G. CONROY who had resigned.  3 pages, List 54.

TILSLEY, Walter Nicklin, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his grandparents, James Tilsley, civil engineer,  and wife, last heard of at Beechworth.  They had two sons and an adopted daughter.  Family found.  13 pages, List 42.

TIMOTHEE, Charles Joseph, tinsmith.  Attempted suicide at Burwood in 1902; sister Mrs. John SLATTERY of Carlton traced.  Report on incident and costs incurred etc.  24 pages, List 62.

TIMS, Edward George Jnr., Kent Town, South Australia, wrote in 1915 re his father Edward, a photographer, last heard of 30 years ago.  8 pages, List 81.

TINHAM, Alice Mary, left Sydney with a married man and had a child to him.  Sister Elizabeth HEATH seeks information in 1907.  Not found.  8 pages, List 84.

TIPPETT, Alfred, sought by mother Doris GOODRDIDGE, Sydney, in 1909.  Two letters she received from Bert DERNELLY of Melbourne are on file.  Report states he was a deserter from the US Fleet visit.  Not found.  14 pages, List 90.

TIPPING, James, head teacher, Stanley State School No. 550, writes several letters 1900-1901 re poor response to lawlessness of local constable MORNEMENT.  23 pages, List 52.

TOBIN, Thomas Martin, 53 years, Abbotsford, brush maker, attempted suicided in 1913; report on family situation.  8 pages, List 93.

TOBOLKA, Franz, hatter.  Information sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1909.  Found interstate, activities listed.  13 pages, List 89.

TOC H.  Ray Baxter, secretary, wrote in 1938 re plans to establish Boy’s Clubs in industrial suburbs of Melbourne.  Report on establishment, particularly the Fred. Walker’s Boys Club in Middle Park.  12 pages, List 2.

TODD, Amy.  Number of letters in 1912 re rude constable who asked her mother and herself to move from their seats in the Town Hall.  14 pages, List 4.

TODD, Ellen. Mons A. LIET writes (in French) about her in 1874. She lived with Mrs. SALTER of St. Kilda for ten years; Dr. MOORE of Carlton paid annually for her support. She has absconded, is aged 14-15 years.  List 1.

TODD, Phillip.  Photo of him on St. Kilda beach in 1928.  Has been separated from file which hasn’t been located.  List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

TOKELY, F., New Farm Brisbane, sent telegram in 1912 asking police to watch for wife who had left him and their two children and sailed for Melbourne under name of PALMER.  Physical description given.  Later note says landed in Sydney.  6 pages, List 32.

TOKELY, F.M., wrote from New Farm Brisbane in 1912.  His wife has left him with their two children, 3 and 5, and sailed for Melbourne.  They recently came from New Zealand.  She had a ‘very dark complexion … is considered a very fine looking woman’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

TOLLEY, Mary, nee BRANDON. Married Edward Tolley in 1889 in New Zealand; he subsequently married a Miss McLEOD in Melbourne in 1906. Mary writes that she has got a divorce but he should be charged with bigamy, 1908. Police state that it is not their affair.  List 1.

TOLSTRUP, Victor, attempted suicide in 1909; 17 years, son of Margaret and Charles.  12 pages, List 53.

TOMROFF, Ernest Sylvester Frederick, sought by State Children’s Department, South Australia, in 1915.  He was a Russian, 23 years.  He had a child with Gladys HALL.  Found.  13 pages, List 80.

TONER, James.  Son of Patrick, by his first marriage.  Investigation into him and possible bigamous marriage, wife Emma mentioned, 1894.  16 pages, List 13.

TONGIO HOTEL near Omeo.  Stables and horses destroyed by fire in 1900.  Owner of hotel was Rebecca FAULKINGHAM and the licensee was Thomas CARMODY.  Horses owned by Miss FERRIS of Morass Creek.  The fire was first seen by Anthony GALL and Arthur ESBERG who were camped nearby.  Drinkers at the hotel were James ELLIS, Fred CONDON, Robert KING, and employee John Isaac JACKSON.  17 pages, List 45.

TONKIN, E., wrote from Portland in 1896, enclosing letter from M.J. [Mary Jane??]  GRIFFITH, c/- Mrs. COPLEY, Perth, W.A. advising of death of his sister Bessie, at the home of Mr. EVANS at Mullewa, W.A.  A most moving letter from Griffith.  Police confirm claim.  10 pages, List 37.

TONKIN, William, Northcote, in 1910 asked details of the death of his son William at Chiltern.  8 pages, List 93.

TOOHEY, Frederick William, 9 years, fell down sewer shaft in Carlton in 1900; child William MOXON witnessed event.  4 pages, List 48.

TOOKER, M.G., wrote from Rockhampton in1901.  His sister Mrs. BEAMISH had married Reginald BRAY, a  Victorian policeman in 1876 and had a daughter the same year.  She died c1881 and the child has lived with the writer ever since.  Asks police to provide details of the marriage.  4 pages, List 49.

TOPHAM, George.  Died at Grant in 1866 ‘without money or mates’.  File re police burial and reimbursement of costs.  Michael HURLEY conveyed corpse to cemetery; T.B. WILSON built the coffin, their invoices on file.  Topham was known to James C. BURFIELD of Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 6.

TOPPING, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1907 re her husband Bena, who went to Melbourne; has heard he is ill.  Not found.  4 pages, List 15.

TORPY, Patrick. Died at Elmore in 1881; file re expenses involved in burying him and unpaid account of coffin maker T.H. FARRELL. 14 pages, List 2.

TORRENTE, Venture.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote about him in 1877; he had deserted his ship in 1867; also enquired about Giovanni PIRONI and Dionisis FONTANA.  Only Torrente found. 23 pages, List 5.

TOTTEN, Edward, sought by mother at Tamworth NSW in 1913.  She believes he has gone with the ‘Wild West’ show of Bud Atkinson, but police ascertain he was briefly with Wirth’s Circus.  20 pages, List 94.

TOUCHELL, J.H., wanted for larceny on employer L. McPHERSON STERNBERG & Co., Rochester in 1897.  He was an auctioneer and clerk, c35 years, a native of South Australia.  In 1902 the file is re-activated.  This is a large file, List 63.

TOVEY, Gertrude, reports theft of jewellery from her bedroom at Albert Park in 1919.  Police doubt her story.  4 pages, List 31.

TOVEY, Jeremiah.  File re his medical treatment, death and burial at Dunolly in 1899.  He was a pauper, aged 87 years.  Thomas REES assisted police and Lawrence TOOLE of the Golden Age Hotel also involved.  17 pages, List 41.

TOWERS, Andrew, of Teralba Newcastle NSW, contacted by Victorian police in 1912.  His wife Alice and their 4 children are destitute in Melbourne; she has her sister’s infant BREWER with them, brought over from Tasmania, and has mailed him for money but none has arrived.  He sends money, but children become ill and she can’t travel.  4 pages, List 33.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. J., Sydney, wrote in 1920 asking if the Annie Miller of Albert Rd. South Melbourne, listed in the directories, is her mother, who left there 11 yrs ago would be 48 yrs old.  Police advise different person.  3 pages, List 3.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. K. of Burnie Tasmania, wrote in 1905.  She has seen a newspaper report of an unidentified man found drowned, and asks if it is her husband.  He left some weeks ago for Victoria, was 46 yrs, a drunkard who wasted their money, and had threatened suicide.  Encloses sample of material from which she made his shirts.  People ascertain it was another person.  6 pages, List 3.

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TRAVELLERS AID SOCIETY. 2nd Annual Report, 1918.  List 1.

TRAVERS, Mrs. W.H., Wagga, wrote in 1917 seeking her grandmother Mrs. Millie Susannah, wife of Alfred KNOTT.  Found.  5 pages, List 73.

TREADWELL, Jabez, The Sporting Judge newspaper, Melbourne, complains of rudeness of local police in 1901.  4 pages, List 53.

TREMLETT, Mrs. Ivy.  Quarrelled with husband, separated, he took their 3 year old child away from her while she was living with her sister Eva BEAUVAIS in Brunswick, and in despair she attempted suicide in 1919.  10 pages, List 19.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Deserted wife A.V.  c1897.  She writes from Broken Hill in 1902, thinks he’s committed bigamy with Maggie MUNROE or CALLAGHAN at Bendigo.  He claims that she is a bigamist.  6 pages, List 16.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Sought by wife A.V. in 1902.  He is believed to be in Bendigo with their two children Hurtle and Percy, and with Mrs. MUNROW nee CALLAGHAN.  Found, he has four children and is a prominent member of the Salvation Army.  9 pages, List 63.

TREVETHICK, William. Murdered Sandhurst, 1899.  List 1.

TROTTER, Arthur Henry. Murdered, 1913. Large file.  List 1.

TRUDGEN, Frank.  Writes from Adelaide in 1898, asking if the Thomas TRUDGEON found dead in a hut at Maldon is his father, who left them in 1882, later committing a bigamous marriage in Sydney.  His father used different spellings of his surname and aliases.  Police report not his father.  7 pages, List 19.

TRUSCOTT, Elizabeth Jane, wrote to Sir John QUICK MP in 1910, asking help to get maintenance from her husband John, who left 5 years ago; he passes letter to police.  13 pages, List 92.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs. McKinnon of Wellington via Orange NSW in 1904.  In 1901 she adopted Tuck’s child from the Women’s Hospital; since then her husband has died, she is in poor health, she can’t make ends meet, and needs help.  Tuck came from Cobram.  Family found.  6 pages, List 33.

TUCKER, Albert, wrote from East Devonport Tasmania in 1898, asking if Sarah COOPER is at 62 High St., St. Kilda and if it is a respectable place; yes, Woodward family.  4 pages, List 23.

TUCKER, J.S., wrote series of letters from Burnie, Tasmania in 1910 re his daughter Ruby Silvy Vesta May, 19 years, who had stayed behind in Melbourne when the family returned home.  She was renting a room with Mrs. Annie OSBORNE (husband William John) in Port Melbourne, and working at Swallow & Ariel’s factory.  His brother W.H. Tucker interviewed.  Details of family life given; she doesn’t wish to return home.  25 pages, List 24.

TULLY, Austin Robert, Gunner No. 262, now at the front; report establishes he married two women in 2 months in 1915.  6 pages, List 81.

TULLY, James Francis, JP, Geelong, died suddenly in 1901; report.  2 pages, List 51.

TUNG, Henry, Ballarat, applied to become a Chinese Detective in 1904; gives background, is 33 years and single.  3 pages, List 34.

TUNKS, Percy, sought by mother J.T. Tunks, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, in 1904.  Found.  3 pages, List 68.

TUNKS, Percy Augustus, sought by Gertrude MOORE, Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1917; his brother was dying.  4 pages, List 73.

TURIN VEREIN.  Police report on Fitzroy premises being attacked by a mob, 1914.  7 pages, List 3.

TURNER, Mrs. A., Melbourne, wrote in 1917 complaining of two women who wanted their fortune told ‘which is illegal’.  She had recently arrived from Sydney for the races.  She suspects they were police plants. 3 pages, List 75.

TURNER, Alfred.  Information sought by Belgian Consul, Melbourne, in 1902.  He was a Belgian subject, a physician, c38 years, had ‘swindled his wife’s fortune’ and was believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 61.

TURNER, Mrs Annie nee FOSTER, wife of George; married c1883 at Drysdale.  Anonymous letter in 1909 claims that while living in Queenscliff she had an affair with a soldier, James Alfred HEATH and bore a child to him. At present she was a clairvoyant with Pastor ABBOTT in Fitzroy. 11 pages, List 88.

TURNER, Mrs Annie, Fitzroy, claims that she foretold a case of infanticide in 1909.  ‘This woman’s cheek knows no bounds’. 3 pages, List 88.

TURNER, James, sought by wife E. of Plympton, Fremantle, W.A. in 1899.  They were married in 1898, have four children.  She went to Melbourne and he was to follow but didn’t.  On her return she found that he has cleared out.  She belives he is with a Mrs. LUCAS in Fitzroy, but they are not found.  ‘… if it costs me my life I will have him to suffer for I am like a madwoman …’.  7 pages, List 16.

TURNER, Noah.  Tenders for removal of manure from Tylden police station, 1864, 3 pages, List 14.  Tenders for repairs to store at Tylden police station, 8 pages, List 14.

TURNER, Richard.  Identified as body found at Keilor in 1876; was from Daylesford, letter from wife on file.  27 pages, List 6.

TURNER, Walter, 43 years, storekeeper, missing from his home in Sydney in 1906.  Chief Commissioner there sends details, including a somewhat blurred photo.  4 pages, List 31.

TWITT, John George, 16 years old, injured and taken to a private hospital at Numurkah in 1912, where he subsequently died and was buried without an inquest being held and police informed.  Discussion re necessary to exhume body and hold inquest.  9 pages, List 33.

TYERS, Charles J., Portland, complained in 1915 of police neglect in reporting the accidental death of his son Hugh Alexander at St. Kilda.  15 pages, List 80.

TYRRELL, William. Charged with shooting Janet GERARD at Lt. Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1917.  List 1.

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ULHORN, Mr.  Hairdresser, St. Kilda, of German extraction, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

ULLYETT, Olive E.F., died suddenly in 1928 of a suspected abortion.  Had lived with Alfred Lewis CLEMENTS for some years at Albert Park.    6 pages, List 60.

UNDERHILL, Sidney, born 1904, son of George of Fitzroy.  Anonymous letter in 1905 states his birth was not registered to avoid vaccination.  6 pages, List 63.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth.  Wrote from Broken Hill in 1905 regarding her son Mark who had been apprenticed as an acrobat to Mr. N.H. TYLER.  He wrote that he was being badly treated.  15 pages, List 8.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth, Broken Hill, wrote in 1906 re her son Mark, appearing in shows with Reginald WILLIAMS; she wants him returned home.  Found.  10 pages, List 82.

UNDERWOOD, Patrick.  Information sought by wife Florence, Surry Hills Sydney in 1902; she is destitute with a month old baby.  Found.  8 pages, List 61.

UNEMPLOYED MEETING, 1892. Two handbills advertising same.  List 1.

UNKNOWN MALE, found dead in bush near Beechworth in 1896, had hanged himself.  Faded photograph and 2 pages.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

UNKNOWN MALE, suicided at Ardara near Ararat in 1906.  Photo on file; c40 years, used name James TITAN, but believed to be false. Sample of his poetry on file.  Mrs. A.G. WITTON of Dimboola Banner wrote that it may be her brother in law John, who wrote poetry and was a heavy drinker; no.  18 pages, List 71.

UPTON, Herbert George.  Charged with carnal knowledge of Gertrude Irene FURZER at Flemington in 1905.  Photo; 25 yrs.  File incomplete, some repetitious material.  See comments re copying of photographs.  List 4.

URQUHART, Donald, wrote from Allora, Darling Downs Qld., in 1907, applying for entry to police force.  Reference from Commonwealth Attorney General L.E. GROOM on file.  5 pages, List 44.

U.S. NAVY. Description of 1908 deserters from Great White Fleet.  List 1.

VACCARE, Albino.  Italian Consul in Melbourne asks for discreet enquiries to be made in 1882.  Found, recently married.  5 pages, List 57.

VAIL, Mrs Annie, Packington Place East Prahran, claims in 1913 that there is a cellar under the house filled with dead bodies; report states delusional.  6 pages, List 93.

VALE, Charles Harold.  Confidential enquiry as to his whereabouts sought on behalf of his father R.T. VALE, MLA.  He was a native of Ballarat, 21 years.  Not found.  5 pages.  A further file covering different searches made, has 10 pages.  List 63.

VANCE, James. Murdered, 1900, five people charged with crime. Large file.  List 1.

VANDERLUFT, Looie, wrote from Heathcote in 1902 re the arrest of two burglars, asking if her daughter Mrs. J.T. ANDAS’s jewellery was among the items found; she was currently overseas.  4 pages, List 12.

VARDY, Joseph Francis.  His discharge from the 4th Qld Contingent was found in a street in 1904, and attempts are made to find him and return it.  List 68.

VARKER, Mary Emily, nee WEATHERSON, wife of William James, gave birth to illegitimate child Duecilla Mary at Eaglehawk in 1895 and listed him as father on birth certificate.  They were married in 1886, had two children, Hilda and Clarice, but have been separated for some years.  Father of child is – JOHNS.  She and her mother run the Huntly Wine Hall.  File includes copies of birth certificates.  30 pages, List 29.

VAUGHAN, William, last heard of at Perth c1908, going goldmining.  Sought by sister Elizabeth, Mortlake Victoria in 1915.  Found.  11 pages, List 80.

VEAR, H.C., Ballarat, wrote two strange letters to police in 1912; local police report he suffers from hallucinations and is harmless.  7 pages, List 33.

VEAR, James, London England, wrote in 1902 asking police to contact a boot maker named IRVINE who had a son James who has died overseas.  Police establish this was William Irvine of Ballarat and track his family.  James was formerly in the Victoria police force.  7 pages, List 42.

VEARING, W., wrote from Mitchellstown via Tahbilk in 1900 re neighbours SMITH, who have drunken men and women around their premises; he is worried they will destroy his sheep.  They are identified as Charles Smith and his three daughters.  The eldest is living with William GORDON, the second has gone to Melbourne, and the youngest is with a Mrs. TOGNELLI of Tahbilk.  Vearing is Smith’s brother in law.  8 pages, List 45.

VENN, James Grosse, deserted wife in Sydney in 1892.  She writes in 1898 seeking details of him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 19.

VENNELL, Martha, charged with murdering son Ellis John Vennell at Maryborough in 1894; acquitted.  Large file, List 24.

VERNON, Jean, wife of Eustace, private secretary to the Chinese Consul at Johannesburg South Africa, arrived in Melbourne in 1906 and stayed with sister Mrs. Alice GEMEL.  Pregnant, she attempts to get rid of child and becomes septic and quite ill.  Drs Charles John HOOD and Francis A. NYULASY are called in; neighbour Mr & Mrs. DAY alert police.  This is a very detailed file.  17 pages, List 70.

VERSTRUCTEN, Philippi.  Sought by Belgian Consul in 1877; found.  8 pages, List 5.

VIAL, William John, deserted wife E.G. Vial previous to 1895, when she asks police to find him.  She writes from Coomoora, Daylesford.  2 pages, List 25.

VICTORIA RACING CLUB.  In 1910 sought confidential report on the character of J.D. WHITEHEAD and his employee W.C. WEBB of Warrnambool.  Report showed Whitehead had an illegitimate child by Ellen YEOMAN with whom he is living.  4 pages, List 91.

VIDEON, John, West Hindmarsh, South Aust., wrote in 1917 re his wife Mary, believed in Melbourne.  They had argued over money and she had left him; asks whether she is leading a respectable life.  7 pages, List 72.

VIDEON, John, South Australia, wrote in 1917 re wife Mary who is in Melbourne, wants her to return.  Miss HOSKEN of Malvern interviewed.  Police discourage him from visiting.  6 pages, List 75.

VINCE, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth, wife of George, found dead in burned dairy at Teddywaddy near Wycheproof in 1900.  Large file.  List 22.

VINCENT, L.M. Constable No. 5080; enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police force.  7 pages, List 77.

VINCENT, William Carthew, sought by wife Grace in Collingwood in 1899.  She and their 3 children are destitute; he was believed to be in Tasmania, was a printer and aged 35 years.  16 pages, List 43.

VINES, Samuel.  File re this seven year old child being sent from Bendigo to a Reformatory in 1864.  7 pages, List 4.

VINES, William.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1864, demanding apology from Chief Commissioner Frederick Standish for being locked up by local police.  Subsequently committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 12.

VIRGONA, Giuseppe and Antonio, Brunswick.  Returning to Italy to marry, they need proof they have not married here; Italian Consul writes on their behalf.  5 pages, List 88.

VLANTIS, Georges, Greek, member of the Italian Opera Company, arrived in Sydney from New Zealand and required to leave passport with officials.  In 1917 wrote from Adelaide requesting return of it.  6 pages, List 71.

VOEGE, Lucy, brought unconscious to Maryborough Watchhouse in 1895; had given birth prematurely.  Her 2 year old child Daisy Obena STALLARD was looked after by a constable’s wife before being committed to government care.  2 pages, List 28.

VOLIVA, Rev. Wilbur Glenn, Christian Catholic Church of Zion, complains of the bad behaviour of Freemasons at his meetings.  Detailed description and reports.  15 pages, List 68.

VON GEYER, St. John Charles, wrote from Carlton in 1896, asking police to confirm he had no criminal convictions; someone had told his employer Mr. KOLLING that he had.  Incomplete file; 2 pages, List 50.

VON KLITZING, Julius Carl.  Information sought by wife Adelaide, Singleton NSW in 1909.  He was formerly in business in New Zealand under the name John KOERING, and is a German, 50 years; she and five children are destitute.  Not found. 6 pages, List 53.

VORKER, Mrs. A., South Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1915; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 81.

VUSCOVICH, Amelia.  Died in Austin Hospital in 193.  Government pays for burial, but husband Natale writes from Portarlington requesting copy of death certificate so Lodge can pay burial costs.  12 pages, List 19.

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WADDELL, John J. An ‘artist of some repute and possessed of means’ writes a strange letter to Chief Commissioner; suffers delusions. His brother W.H. Waddell, ex president of Heidelberg Council, says he will get him medically examined, 1896.  List 1.

WADDELL, John H.  Artist, brother of Cr. Waddell of Fairfield, apologises to police in 1904 for previous letter he wrote.  Report on his mental state, has been in an asylum, and two letters on file.  9 pages, List 10.

WADDINGTON, Robert, English, cook, c50 years, believed to be the person who wandered away from Burra Station near Swan Hill when drunk and was lost in the bush in 1884.  His wife Amelia, Sandhurst, confirms the description; negative comments about him on file.  List 46.

WADE, Mary Jane, late of Cooper’s Arms Hotel, Melbourne, sought by Mrs. Mary ROACH of Kalgoorlie in 1912.  Found.  8 pages, List 33.

WADE, Patrick, Egerton, woodcarter, had 5 children, Michael, Patrick, William Henry, George Martin and Sarah,  with Sarah Jane MARTIN, who had previously married David DUNN, farmer, at Mooroopna and deserted him c1887; they were divorced.  In 1896 he is charged with false registration of births.  10 pages, List 36.

WADE, Phillip, South Yarra, private enquiry agent for police, claims in 1918 that he was assaulted by a constable because he kept a neighbour’s Persian cat which had strayed. 12 pages, List 69.

WALCOT, C.B., Brighton, wrote in 1900, seeking information on a Mrs. FRASER, who, as Miss SMITH, a music teacher and daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman, arrived on the same ship as him in 1854.  He was present at her marriage to a Mr. Fraser and hasn’t seen her since.  Asks if she is the woman who once kept a brothel in Lonsdale Street.  Report states that the brothel keeper was Sarah Fraser.  The woman he knew was Laura Smith and she married Hugh Fraser.  6 pages, List 48.

WALDAECK, Dr. C. File re his eccentric behaviour at Bendigo, 1881. 4 pages, List 2.

WALDRON, E.M., Elsternwick, has had care of child Ida CURTIN, but received little maintenance from parents Ernest and Agnes who are in Qld and can’t support her.  In 1909 asks police help to find tehm; found.  7 pages, List 88.

WALKER, Agnes, Charters Towers, Qld, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. Robert GRAY, last heard from in Melbourne in 1899.  Her brother Mathew STARK, grocer, may know details of mother.  Police obtain details from Mrs. Stark.  10 pages, List 63.

WALKER, Henry and CLEEVE, George, broke into the boatshed of C/E Grammar School at Albert Park lake in 1892, and did £150 damage to seven boats.  Dr. Ambrose J. WILSON, and A.S. WORKMAN, teachers, give evidence.  Reward offered and child SMITH, of 106 Napier St., South Melbourne receives some of it.  9 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Henry, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1905.  Mother and sister Ellen Lawson Walker in Perth write and ask if it was Henry Lawson Walker, engineer; no. 10 pages, List 23.

WALKER, Horace, wrote from Omeo in 1896, complaining about local police.  He is Crown lands Bailiff there.  They report he is drinking heavily and his wife has taken out an order to keep him from hotels.  5 pages, List 35.

WALKER, Horace, rescued from Yarra river after jumping in at night, in 1912.  Former surveyor in lands Dept., aged 75 years, claimed the reason was ‘disappointment in love’.  Police find he had been drinking, no charge laid.  4 pages, List 33.

WALKER, John Mitchell, Eganstown, asked for a copy of his police force discharge in 1856; gives details of his service on the goldfields etc.  6 pages, List 61.

WALKER, Jean. Her brother in law Charles Edward Walker left his illegitimate child (born 1902) with her in Prahran, but hasn’t paid any maintenance for two years. She has four children of her own. He is now married and living in Paddington, but pretending the child is his nephew. 1916.  List 1.

WALKER, Mrs Margaret nee SAUNDERSON, sought in 1909 by brother Thomas William Saunderson, Wondalgo via Adelong NSW; believed that she and her husband Charles were at Clunes.  Relative found.  5 pages, List 90.

WALKER, Roy, 23 years, private, returned soldier suffering from ‘mental instability’ in 1917, discharged from hospital to relatives Mrs. A. SUTHERLAND and her father Thomas B. WAY.  Brother Sydney J. Walker, draper, Hobart, writes that his father wants him to take care of him; is suspicious of other relatives’ motive in doing so.  5 pages, List 74.

WALKER, Stafford William Smith, son of John Austin Walker, died at Hamilton in 1918; child.  He had been treated by herbalist Harry PANG; investigation clears Pang.  13 pages, List 73.

WALL, Thomas, Woolamin, pays H. KUGELMAN for herbal treatment in 1905, but delay in receiving same, so complains to police.  He has died when police respond.  7 pages, List 23.

WALLACE, Annie of Wahring near Nagambie, is found guilty of mistreating 13 yr old Annie PROSSER who had been left in her care by her father.  Her sister had previously been with her and died.  16 pages, List 4.

WALLACE, Harold Staunton, otherwise Heishel S. Wallace, 43 years, lately employed by GAUMONT PICTURE CO., in Melbourne.  Alexander Brooks HELLMZICH, manager, charges him with larceny as a servant in 1912.  He takes off with his wife Nita DART, 23 years, daughter of a Newcastle solicitor, and an American G.H. TWOMBLY, whose real name is LEED.  Photo of Wallace on file.They are believed to be heading to America.  34 pages, List 34.

WALLACE, Robert. Writes from Carlton in 1887. His thirty year old daughter Mary is pregnant to her brother in law Charles THORPE, who tried to induce abortion.  List 1.

WALLEY, Harry Egerton, deserted pregnant daughter of Mrs. G. BAXTER of Wellington in 1899; believed to be working on a ship; not found.  7 pages, List 42.

WALLIS, Mrs. Eliza, admitted to Dr. Harcourt’s Private Retreat in 1875, at instance of three sons; later transferred to Bay View Asylum NSW.  Her sister Miss WOOTTEN, visited Australia in 1896 and arranged to have her released, but she was released early and Miss Wootten missed seeing her.  She asks police to help locate Eliza, as her sons, Alexander Robert and John William, won’t co-operate.  15 pages, List 36.

WALLER, Ethel Neville, daughter of Ethel La Touche Waller.  T.V. ROUND writes from Windsor in 1902 requesting details of her death in 1901; no record.  7 pages, List 19.

WALSH, Mrs. A.  Wentworth Falls, NSW, wrote in 1906.  She was married to Harry BUSCH, who went under the name of CARTER, and was from Sebastopol Victoria.  He has deserted her.  6 pages, List 4.

WALSH, John, sought by daughter Cecilia, George St., Sydney, in 1910.  He left there for Melbourne c7 years ago, a bootmaker, native of Port Lyttleton.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

WALSH, Patrick, deserted wife Margaret at Gormanston, West Coast, Tasmania c1904, native of Chiltern Victoria, brother Ned in police force.  In 1909 she asked police to find him; located.  4 pages, List 90.

WALSH, Thomas, J.P., farmer Yinnar. His wife gave birth to a stillborn child there in 1899 and he buried it on his property, near a child who died ten years previously. This was illegal and he was taken to court. 6 pages, List 2.

WALSH, Thomas, ran off with Pauline UBERGANG (UEBERGANG?) in 1899, leaving wife and 5 children destitute at Mirboo.  She sold possessions and deserted children who were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

WALSH, Thomas, found dead at Leongatha in 1916.  The cost of burial expenses sought from family in Perth – sons Thomas and James, both in railways, and daughters Annie O’LEARY and Mary, surname unknown.  He and his wife lived apart for many years.  7 pages, List 78.

WALTERS, Alec, sought by Mr KRUCH, of Cobb & Co., Brisbane in 1896; he was also known as VANCE, was from Bendigo.  Police locate his mother, of the Gasworks Hotel Bendigo, she hasn’t seen him for some years.  5 pages, List 29.

WALTERS, Sarah, Port Melbourne.  Wrote to the Pembroke police in 1905, asking that a letter be sent to relatives of Thomas WALTERS from the village of Angle.  Local police report to Victoria police that there is no family of that name, but suggest it may be Thomas JENKINS, son of Capt. Thomas, that is sought.  6 pages, List 65.

WALTERS, Veronica May, born Collingwood 1908, and registered as child of Robina nee THOMMASSEN and Albert Walters, but the parents were not married.  The true story is discovered in 1909 and a detailed file resulted, explaining the position.  33 pages, List 90.

WALTERS, William alias WALLACE.  A prisoner at Geelong gaol in 1909, he wrote seeking the location of his property.  Report sets out true position.  10 pages, List 90.

WALTON, George, died suddenly at Alexandra in 1915 and buried by government.  Nephew – SIMPSON, contractor, Middle Park, contacted re reimbursement of costs; declined and gives background details of Walton family, widow and children William, Hettie and Vera, who also decline.  8 pages, List 81.

WARD, Amy Elizabeth. Gave birth to an illegitimate child Frederick Burnard Ward in 1895, father Thomas WILSON, a tent maker. Although he was ordered to pay maintenance, he was reluctant to do so. He had married, and offered to take the child and look after it, to which Amy agreed. His wife Eliza, sister of Susan FREEMAN, was not happy with the arrangement, and the child was found by police wandering in the street. Eliza and Thomas were charged with an offence, and the child was committed to the Neglected Children’s Department in 1898. 34 pages, List 2.

WARD, Frederick John, Caulfield, appointed to police force in 1912, but states he must reside locally as he has bought a house and has a family; police decline, and he is rejected.  2 pages, List 35.

WARD, Lizzie. Living with Archibald CAMPBELL in Argyle Place Carlton in 1883. Gave birth to a stillborn child. Annie FOYNES and Annie O’CONNOR were present ‘all a drunken lot’.  List 1.

WARDILL, Richard Wilson.  Commits suicide in Yarra in 1873 after defrauding his employer.  Mrs. GARDINER, wife of Richmond ferryman is rewarded for her information in locating the body.  Letter from Victorian Sugar Co. on file.  33 pages, List 31.

WARE, John William Maitland, deserted wife M.A. in Perth in 1905; she is left destitute.  5 pages, List 65.

WARKE, William Knox, assaulted and robbed by Thomas MASON in Melbourne in 1896.  Warke was formerly a clerk at Bendigo, now unemployed and needing financial assistance to stay in Melbourne for court case.  9 pages, List 30.

WARN, Mary, arrived from Wales c1874, in 1899 would be 42 years of age.  Deserted her husband and children in Port Pirie and went to Melbourne ‘with a coloured man’ in 1897.  Sought by daughter Rebecca in 1899; not found.  24 pages, List 42.

WARNE, Thomas.  Bomb thrown at his house in Brunswick in 1928.  2 pages, List 4.

WARNECKE, Mr.  Fruiterer, St. Kilda.  A naturalised German, scared soldiers might attack him, 1916.  List 6.

WARNER, Mrs. Mary, found dead in her bed by neighbour Mrs. Mary Ann NIXON and daughter Gertrude in 1900.  Her son William reports to police; not suspicious.  2 pages, List 43.

WARNER, Walter Robertson, alias Thompson.  In 1896 seduced Amy Mary BONES, daughter of William Bones of Ballarat, then persuaded her to forge her father’s name on a cheque for over £300, and took the money.  Warner was married, a coachbuilder, 24-30 years old; photo (damaged) on file.   It appears he absconded; charges against her were dropped.  Large file.  List 32.

WARNER, William.  Deserted wife Elizabeth  and two small children at Darlingford c1902.  She has heard in 1905 that he has been sighted in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 11.

WARREN, Alfred.  Sought by mother Mrs. J. Knight of Coolgardie, 1896.  He was 17 yrs old; found.  8 pages, List 3.

WARREN, Ralph, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney NSW in 1902; has heard of the death of a woman in Melbourne called Flora Warren, and asks if it is his wife.  Police reply that she was burnt in a brothel which she owned with Alma STEELE, was never married and was partly kept by bookmaker Frank JONES.  Her only daughter was Amy c18 years.  10 pages, List 61.

WARREN, Richard.  Deserted wife in 1897, sighted in 1899 and search resumed; wife then at Beenac.  9 pages, List 8.

WARRNAMBOOL ODDFELLOWS HALL.  Caught fire in 1900; two families lived on site, Robert LAVERY, wife and daughter  and John RICHARDS and wife.  Lavery explains cause, accident.  25 pages, List 48.

WARRNAMBOOL TOWN HALL. File re a Sunday Grand Sacred Recital held there in 1894 by Messrs Saunders & D’Ensem and company, and for which an entrance fee was charged, contrary to government regulations. Includes a flyer listing performers D’Arcy Irvine, Gunn, Charles Saunders, Syria Lamonte, Carrie Bilton, Dennis Holme and the acts they were performing. Photo of Saunders and D’Ensem on flyer. 17 pages.  List 1.

WARSAW, Vernon, 1938 attempts to get stepdaughter Nancy AMOS, child of wife’s former husband Percy Amos, out of care of welfare department and into their care.  7 pages.

WASH, Weymouth George, murdered wife in West Melbourne in 1895.  5 pages, List 28.

WASHSMITH, Edgar, sought by Jessie RICHARDSON of Neutral Bay Sydney in 1912; he was formerly of Carlton. Found.  List 33.

WATERS, Thomas, charged with murder in 1898.  File re upkeep of children Lilian and George.  7 pages, List 21.

WATSON, Appleton, found dead in a boarding house in Melbourne in 1905; file re circumstances etc.  12 pages, List 65.

WATSON, Daisy, assaulted by unknown man, who attempted to rape her at Albert Park in 1895.  She is in domestic service, lives in South Melbourne.  Claimed jockey Chris BURNS was the offender, but refused to identify him when he was found by police.  6 pages, List 28.

WATSON, J.G., Brighton, wrote in 1910, asking that his 16 year old son Basil George, be allowed to drive his car, as he was capable, even though under the required age.  The father was crippled with rheumatism.  6 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Lloyd.  Casterton, 1902; applies to join police force, is a returned soldier, 2 pages, List 12.

WATSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Gore Hill, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re obtaining the effects of her late son Corporal Randolph HAYNES who was killed in action, but had lived in Port Melbourne; landlady Mrs. BOGLE interviewed. 7 pages, List 72.

WATTERS, Mrs. Ellen, Richmond.  Sought in 1898 by G.W. GRAY of Sea Hill, Qld, son in law of her unnamed sister, who has not heard from her for sometime.  Found.  7 pages, List 19.

WATTERS, Mrs. Joseph, wrote from Petersham NSW in 1895 re her husband who is traveling with a magic lantern show; not found.  15 pages, List 25.

WATTS, Mrs.  Gave birth to stillborn twins in 1876 at Campbell Parade Richmond, who were buried in the backyard by her husband. File re removal of them to a cemetery. 7 pages, List 2.

WATTS, Alexander E., sentenced to death in 1901 for attempted murder.  File re background and family.  4 pages, List 51.

WAY, Lavinia, 75 years, shot by burglar in Brunswick in 1917.  Reward offered.  25 pages, List 73.

WAYLAND, Thomas.  Writes from Adelaide in 1899 re his daughter Ellen (Nellie), 20 years, who went with EDWARDS & COOPER’s Variety Troupe.  She has not been heard of for some months, believed to be in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 17.

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WEATE, Mrs. Annie, Albert Park, reported in 1917 that her brother Thomas Daniel BUSE married Florence NICHOLLS in 1912 and that she believed Florence was already married to Bertram Nicholls and had a child to him, now being cared for by Mrs. CHIDLEY of Seymour.  8 pages, List 75.

WEATE, Mrs. Ellen, wife of Robert, reported in 1907 that she had charge of 7 year old Jessie BEANLAND, whose father Thomas had gone to New Zealand to work and hadn’t paid maintenance.  Her stepmother had mistreated the child.  Found, he promises to pay.  6 pages, List 83.

WEATHERALL, Mrs. Lillian, Yarraville, 24 years, mother Mrs. BYE, took poison in 1917 after hearing her soldier husband had been wounded.  4 pages, List 75.

WEBB, Esther Jane.  Died at Turton Creek 1900; request to bury her there as difficult to get her to nearest cemetery at Foster. Attended by Mrs. Adelaide WRAIGHT.   2 pages, List 3.

WEBB FAMILY.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ask for police report into the family in 1896.  Formerly of Brunswick, now living in Carlton, one of their children has died in the Children’s hospital.  Father’s name given as Henry and then as James.  Report states there were 5 children, and the father is ‘a sober man’ but in very poor circumstances.  5 pages, List 36.

WEBB, James, signwriter, c45 years, East Brunswick, charged with failure to pay wages of James W. ENGLISH in 1928.  1 page and photo.  List 89.

WEBB, Mary J., Upwey, owner of 400 Weston Street East Brunswick, which was burnt by fire in 1915.  Complains that some of the timber has been removed; photo of house on file.  6pages, List 81.

WEBB, Thomas John, deserted wife Florence May at Alexander.  In 1907 she heard he was at Smithton Tasmania, and asked police to help find him.  They locate his brother George K. Webb there.  In 1914 she filed for divorce.  18 pages, List 44.

WEBSTER, Alice, 24 years, attempted suicide in 1917 and was taken in by the Salvation Army.  She had arrived from England 18 mths prior, found piece work and boarded with Mrs. FISHWICK in Alphington. In debt and pregnant.  No prosecution by police.  6 pages, List 72.

WEEKES, Frederick Joseph, sought by Vickie JULIAN, Frederickton, Macleay River NSW in 1905.  She will take out a warrant if he doesn’t return; sounds like a maintenance case.  His father lived in Fitzroy. Not found.  7 pages, List 69.

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.

WEEKS, Samuel A., printer, died in Melbourne in 1886. Walter LEITCH, a friend, paid debts and notified mother, unaware he was married.  Emma WHEELER, his mother in law, wrote from Townsville asking details; he left his wife and child with her.  28 pages, List 53.

WEHRSTEDT,  Mrs. O.G., wrote from Perth WA in 1905, asking help to find Mrs. S. ANGUS, an elderly widow.  Her son William, 44 years, had died at Fremantle, and she and her sister have paid his burial costs.  There was a married daughter named Mrs. CHRISTIE at Bendigo.  15 pages, List 63.

WEICHARDT, Miss.  Tea Rooms, St. Kilda, of German extraction, worried soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

WEIDENBACH, Lottie/Freda, 15 years, abandoned by father Richard c1908.  In 1910 she was ill in hospital and attempts are made to get her father to support her.  He is found at Mulwala Station and claims she was adopted in Germany and had run away.  She is placed in a Home.  15 pages, List 92.

WEIR, Johnson.  Writes seeking police help in 1907.  Has lived with (Susan) Beatrice WATERS for 7 years.  She is really the wife of – SPREAFICO.  She has a four year old child to Weir.  He is an actor, and on his return from Sydney,she informed him that ‘she did not wish to live with me’ and has left him.  While he was away she had a miscarriage in hospital, and passed on her new lover as him, which upset him.  Two letters on file.  12 pages, List 15

WEISER, David Ulrich, 75 years, died at Elsternwick in 1900, destitute.  File re burial costs etc.  4 pages, List 47

WELCH, George, writes from Paragon Hotel, Helensburgh, NSW on behalf of his brother Tom Reader Welch.  His wife Mary Ann nee GARDNER has taken their 5 year old child and left.  They suspect she has gone to live with widower Joachim TESTER in Melbourne.  Informed it is not police business.  List 21.

WELLS, John Kean, 25 years, left Sydney for Melbourne c1898 and not heard from.  Sister Margaret BENNETT, Randwick,  wrote in 1902. 8 pages, List 62.

WELLS, Thomas, hawker, Oakleigh, has not registered the births of his three children, Daniel, 5 years, Ivy, 3 years and Lily, 18 months, mother Agnes MILLER, nor had them vaccinated.  4 pages, List 28.

WELMAN, Wesley, married – CLEMENTS at Beechworth, previously had married Ann McLENNAN at Edinburgh c1873 and – WADE in India in 1874.  Incomplete file, 1888.  9 pages, List 56.

WELSFORD, George, seeks remission of sentence of 3 months gaol for assault of Mary CLARKE at Malmsbury in 1866; it is his first conviction.  3 pages, List 35.

WELSH, Mahala Lily.  Gave birth to male child at Northcote in 1910, father was George James CLAUGHTON; she was 15 years old.  Her family previously lived in Corowa NSW.  She was under age, but as the offence was committed in NSW, no charge was laid.  Claim that her father got Claughton’s sister pregnant.  10 pages, List 33.

WELTON, Julia, Bendigo, in 1910 asks what has happened to her “daughter” Mary WILLIAMS, 16 years, left at Echuca when she was sent to Bendigo gaol.  With stepfather Patrick GROGAN.  6 pages, List 93.

WENDELL, Joseph, murdered near Kangaroo Flat in 1907; Charles SANGER sought.  Wanted poster on file.  32 pages, List 83.  Another very large file, with detailed report.  List 84.

WENIGERT, Mr. A.  His Riding Gallery in St. Kilda attacked and forced to close, 1916.  List 6.

WESSON, Harry Nun, complains of persecution in 1919; is a returned soldier who had a head wound.  Is committed to an asylum.  8  pages, List 22.

WEST, C., of Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1895, asking if Annie BARNES and Fred ST. CLAIR, an acrobat, are wanted there for larcency; no.  Melbourne police report he is a private detective seeking a reward.  List 28.

WEST, George.  Chief Commissioner of Police in Western Australia wrote in 1900, on behalf of John TOUSLOW of London, who was seeking his stepbrother George West, who was now a beneficiary of his father’s will.  He had been in Fremantle, now believed to be in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 48.

WEST, James, suicided in lodging house, 289 Latrobe St., Melbourne in 1900.  At first identity not known, so photo taken of body.  Employment paper found identifies him as formerly working at Ulonga Station near Hay NSW, as a wool roller, and identified by overseer there.  He was a native of South Australia. 14 pages, 1 photo, List 44.

WEST, Kitty. Verbena Cottage Lt. Flinders St. Prostitute. Complaint about her, 1874.  List 1.

WEST, Richard.  Writes from Mornington in 1880, asking police to remove people from a disorderly house at the rear of his property in St. Kilda; police establish it is his daughter Mrs GRAY who is separated from her husband and drinking heavily.  10 pages, List 4.

WEST, Robert, deserted wife Jane at Broadford in 1880.  In 1889 he was found in Qld., and agreed to pay maintenance, but stopped after a few years.  In 1903 she asks police to locate him.  Found under the name of Thomas West; a brewer, 65 years.  Very detailed report on case.  18 pages, List 64.

WEST, Stephen Henry. Lance Corporal No. 2019A, returned invalid soldier, disappears in 1919. Father anxious about him. Photo in uniform on file. 9 pages.  List 1.

WESTBURY, F.A.  Owes maintenance to his wife; found interstate, 1880.  5 pages, List 4.

WESTON, Mrs. Eva of Fremantle Western Australia, wrote in 1900 re her sister Hettie Maud Smith SAWER; in 1898 she was employed by a Mrs. SHARPE of Newmarket.  She often used the surname Smith. Not found. 18 pages, List 3.

WESTON, Thomas, wrote from Yarragon in 1895 to local M.P. re his neighbours the GILL family.  Letter is forwarded on to police who report that Mrs. Isabella and her daughter have been convicted of drunkenness.  9 pages, List 29.

WHEELER, Michael, deserted his wife Florence in 1902.  In 1907 she wrote from Coy’s Diggings; his siblings were at Woodend.  Found interstate.  15 pages, List 83.

WHELAN, Finlay of Langi Willi.  Applied to join police force in 1905 as rough rider, had worked for 14 years for George Russell.  1 page, List 2.

WHELAN, Leo alias Patrick DUGGAN, born Victoria 1876, painter, enlisted and wounded at Gallipoli.  In 1916 the Chief Secretary’s office tries unsuccessfully to secure a job in the police force for him; he has an interstate criminal record and photos are on file.  He subsequently re-enlists.  9 pages, List 79.

WHIFFEN FAMILY. Poisoned, 1896. Father Edward had an affair with Mrs. BRAUN, who was separated from her husband.  List 1.

WHITBOURN, Mrs. Maggie nee HOUSTON, late of Myrtleford Vic., wrote from West Guildford, W.A. in
1915; had seen a newspaper report of the death of her uncle John HOUSTON of Stanley, asks if he has left a Will.  Mrs M.J. GRANT of Ravensthorpe, W.A., also wrote asking the same question; her first husband was his brother.  Intimate family details provided.  12 pages, List 54.

WHITBURN, Arthur, left his home in Paynesville in 1912 and went to stay with his brother in law William T. SHAWCROSS in 1912.  His wife had died 18 months beforehand, leaving him with 4 children.  He attempted suicide and was taken to hospital.  Shawcross asks to be able to take him back to his home, and this is agreed too.  No prosecution for attempted suicide.  7 pages, List 34.

WHITCOMBE, Sarah, driven from Boomenoomoona sheep station to Yarrawonga in 1903 as she was suicidal.  Examined by doctors and committed to Beechworth Asylum.  Her sister Louise BLOOMFIELD, Elsternwick, asked to reimburse government costs.  14 pages, List 65.

WHITE, Albert, Isaac LIMBERG, Frederick CARMICHAEL, James ARDEN and Daniel CORTWINE, Aborigines at Condah Mission Station, involved in store robbery in 1895.  Report on case, including statements, 20 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, sought by father G.W. of Fitzroy in 1896; was in Wyalong NSW.  Found.  5 pages, List 36.

WHITE, Mrs. Annie, died at Carlton in 1880.  Dr. Crooks signed death certificate.  Had left her husband, a Wesleyan Sunday School teacher in Wagga Wagga and ran away with Charles HENRY, an itinerant preacher and draper, by whom she had a child, and was pregnant again.  Her real name was BLACKWOOD.  Her husband subsequently went to Bathurst.  In 1881 Robert HUGHES was arrested for a minor charge and was found to have a statement from her daughter Elizabeth B. WHITE that her mother had actually died as a result of an abortion.  This is on the file as is a detailed report.  No charge eventuated.  57 pages, List 58.

WHITE, Charles, Pitt St., Sydney, wrote in 1902 asking details of Supt. HARE and Constable FITZPATRICK who were involved with the Kelly Gang.  He is writing an “historiograph sketch of the bushranging days”.  1 page, List 16.

WHITE, Daniel.  Lake Wangoom via Warrnambool, 1898.  Was called up for inspection with a view to joining force, but was in London as one of the Mounted Rifles at Queen Victoria’s jubilee; asks another change to join.  2 pages, List 7.

WHITE, Elizabeth Poole.  Sister Mary Ann wrote in 1899 asking police to locate her.  She had given birth to an illegitimate child in Melbourne in 1894, then gone into service with Frederick PEIPER in Newmarket, with whom she had another child.  Her family had disowned her, but she would like to find her.  Extensive research done, and much personal detail given, but not located.  30 pages, List 49.

WHITE, George. Charged with stealing pigeons from Cornelius MANNERING of Bendigo in 1899; just under fourteen years old, but already convicted of petty crimes three times. George TONZI also charged. Bench orders a birching, but local police constable John J. KELLY refuses and is charged with disobeying an order. 22 pages, List 2.

WHITE, J., Carlton complains of police treatment of his son in 1900.  Report says father is an anarchist and ’Yarra Banker’ and son is a tote spy.  5 pages, List 47.

WHITE HART HOTEL. Opposite Parliament house. Report on three fires there, 1906. Includes list of employees.  List 1.

WHITE, J.T.W.,  Cambrai Brighton, complains in 1920 about prosecution of his 10 year old son Clive,  Stanley ADDISON, 11 years and Colin Addison, 9 years for stealing timber.  7 pages, List 24.

WHITE, Margaret Mary Teresa, gave birth to female child at Lancefield, when aged 16 yrs.  She was the daughter of Jessie and Henry; her birth certificate on file. Charged James QUINLAN of Springfield, c30 yrs, single, with carnal knowledge, then withdrew claim; police suggest he bribed her mother to drop case. Michael Quinlan, publican, Kilmore, seems to be a relative.  He was defended by GAUNSON, 1900. 23 pages.  List 1.

WHITE, Richard.  Baker, left his wife and four children – Horace (b.1907), Thomas (b.1908), Nancy (b.1910) and Laurence (b.1912) destitute.  Children were made Wards of the State in 1919.  6 pages, List 3.

WHITE, Ruby, 5 years old, indecently assaulted by John DOYLE at Auburn in 1895, witnesses brother Leonard White, 8 years and Eva EMERY, 8 years.  Mother Mary Ellen reports to police, but insufficient evidence and case is dismissed.  10 pages, List 29.

WHITE, W., Dover Road, Williamstown, wrote in 1896, asking to be placed on the Jurors’ list; his premises too far away.  His business card on file, shows he was formerly in ship and boat building, now shipwright, surveyor and naval architect.  8 pages, List 36.

WHITE, William, wrote from Williamstown in 1900 re the burial of destitute man George SAUNDERS; he had received the funeral account from Mr. WHEAR by mistake.  8 pages, List 47.

WHITEHOUSE, William. File re his efforts to retrieve his stepson William THOMAS, licensed out to Daniel BARTROP, from the Industrial Schools Department, 1881. 5 pages, List 2.

WHITING, Frederick Samuel. Sought by Charles SLADEN on behalf of his wife. Formerly of Rokewood, and of unsound mind. Files covers 1866-1877.  List 1.

WHITTLE, Sydney Thomas. Found guilty of obscene exposure [masturbated] in the window of Freemasons Hotel Beach St., Port Melbourne, [owned by his aunt] in 1916. He was brought out from England by George CHIRNSIDE as his valet, left there two weeks prior, and was going to a position as valet to Sir Harry BARRON, Governor of Western Australia, who cancelled it.  List 1.

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WIBER, Ernest C., Surrey Hills.  Anonymous letter in 1917 states he has given false birthdate and obtained driver’s licence; claims needed it for work.  4 pages, List 74.

WIFFEN, Henry. Bigamist. Married Alice FRITH 1902, deserted her c1914, then married Henrietta CAREY in 1916. Enlisted in AIF, returned wounded and died in hospital, so charge dropped.  List 1.

WIGG, Mrs. E.R. nee Mary Ann TEMPLETON, born Sale 1881,  wrote from Bundaberg in 1915, asking police to find her sister Sarah O’Neil CASEREP.  7 pages, List 80.  Earlier request from Brisbane in 1909 when sister was given as Sarah Neal CASTRUPP, believed living in Ballarat.  Police establish that the writer was adopted by Mrs BLADIN then by her daughter Mrs TAUNTON as her mother died in childbirth. Not found.  8 pages, List 89.

WIGNELL, William John, wrote from Eldersle, Camden NSW in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  He was 27 years old, married, wife from Victoria.  Had lost money in farming.  3 pages, List 29.

WILES, William Wallace, Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1909, asking if a report of the death of Richard Oscar Wiles is his brother; confirmed.  5 pages, List 87.

WILKIE, Robert, sought by J. HUGHES, Commercial Hotel, Wyalong, on behalf of his brother Thomas  Laidlaw Wilkie, who claims he’s entitled to shares etc., from him.  Thomas is in destitute circumstances; Robert  last heard of at Rheola.  5 pages, List 53.

WILKINSON, Mrs.  Anonymous letter of 1896 claiming that a child born at her house in Brunswick was handed to her daughter Mrs. LYNCH ‘a drunken low woman and not fit to have charge of any child … wife of a spieler’.  4 pages, List 38.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Anne A., wrote from Balaclava in 1897, nearly destitute.  Her husband Thomas Cave Wilkinson had deserted her.  His mother and brother were in Hawthorn.  E. Simpson HILL of Nogee asks his background.  Not found.  41 pages, List 39.

WILKINSON, George St. Clair.  Bishop of Newcastle NSW wrote in 1905, advising that he had been admitted to hospital and asking police to find his mother in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 64.

WILKINSON, Richard. Applied to join the police force in 1882, by writing to the Chief Secretary, and enclosing a petition in support from locals. Photo of him in the uniform of the Castlemaine Volunteers is on file. VPRS 3991 Unit 1371 File 82/W11314. [Thanks to Jenny Carter for this reference. Wilkinson was unsuccessful in his application.]

WILKINSON, Miss Rose, of Broken Hill South, sought details of Mrs. Alfred KIRK, nee Elizabeth GIBSON.  Rose married Kirk in 1901 and found he was previously married in 1897 in Bendigo to Gibson.  Found.  9 pages, List 4.

WILKINSON, William, bootmaker/photographer, 49 years, deserted wife Mary Ann at Maldon in 1886.  In 1903 she asked police to see if he was at Broken Hill with his brother Charles.  9 pages, List 67.

WILLIAMS, Mr. A., tobacconist, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1896 complaining that he paid G. GILLIAM of Chapel St., Prahran to send him a ferret and it has not arrived.  10 pages, List 29.

WILLIAMS, Ada, Elsternwick, in 1896  asks information re son William WAGENBACH, a drover, last heard of in Albury.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

WILLIAMS, Alberta, 22 years, attempted suicide in 1913 at Carlton lodging house of Mrs Jean McINTOSH.  Sisters Mrs MAXWELL, Stella WILLIAMS and Mrs TRICKEY will not look after her, so taken to Asylum.  6 pages, List 92.

WILLIAMS, Amy, living in Chinese Camp at Maryborough in 1901, complains of police harassment; has two children to keep.  Claims Bella WATSON who runs a brothel there is protected.  Detailed report states she is a prostitute.  11 pages, List 52.

WILLIAMS, Annie Florence, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly; a cripple.  2 pages, List 49.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Ellen, Broken Hill, sought sister Mrs. Edward MARRIOTT in 1907, not heard of for 20 years.  Found under name MERRIETT.  4 pages, List 84.

WILLIAMS, Frank, native of Kent, c35 years, formerly in employ of solicitors Darvall & Horsfall, Melbourne, left and went to Perth.  Returned to Melbourne 1896, involved in trading mining shares.  Left wife Rosie and 2 children, heading back to Perth via Adelaide, but never arrived.  Wife asks police help to find him, somewhat faded photo on file; not found.  39 pages, List 38.  See introduction re photo reproduction.

WILLIAMS, George, farmer, Lockington.  While on a visit to Melbourne in 1928 was persuaded by Frederick ANDERSON, a magsman working for Harry VALLENDER, to purchase land in the Glenroy Heights Estate.  15 pages, List 60.

WILLIAMS, James S. Sought by wife K. Williams in Sydney in 1899; his sister Mrs. Sarah CAULFIELD in Lancefield may know where he is. She is going to charge him with desertion. Not found. 6 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMS, Hartley, Supreme Court, writes in 1898 asking police help to stop men coming into his property at Malvern and stealing fruit from his trees.  2 pages, List 21.

WILLIAMS, John.  Anonymous letter of 1908 criticizes his sons William, formerly in postal department, and Ishmael, in railway department, for fleecing their father of his money and leaving him destitute.  Another son Alfred is also in the railway department, and a married sister lives in Perth W.A.  The father is living ‘in a tenament in Chewton’ and hard up.  3 pages, List 4.

WILLIAMS, P.M., formerly in Tasmania police force, left his 9 year old daughter Beryl with his sister Mrs. PURKISS and has not paid maintenance.  Found.  10 pages, List 83.

WILLIAMS, Reginald, Private 9400 Scottish Rifles Glasgow, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his mother Mrs. Arthur PAGE.  He left Australia 5 years ago as a sailor and enlisted there.  A.M. BLACKWOOD of Woodlands U.F. Church Institute also wrote on his behalf.  Mother found.  9 pages, List 54.

WILLIAMS, Richard, and wife, left Cornwall c1853 for Australia.  He kept hotels in Kadina and Moonta, and is believed to have died in the 1890s.  In 1909 his nephew Thomas Henry RICHARDS wrote from North Ipswich, Qld seeking information.  His cousins Charlotte HOCKING and J. LAURENCE found, but have no information.  24 pages, List 55.

WILLIAMS, Rose, Camperdown, wrote in 1917 re getting her brother’s suitcase as he had been killed in the war.  It was left with a hotelkeeper, PEDDER, who handed it to returned soldier W. PRICE in Adelaide.  Price claims his wife Sophie has it, but she denies.  He absconds from hospital.  14 pages, List 75.

WILLIAMS, Sarah Ann, Patersonia, wrote in 1916 re son Andrew George Williams, 25 years, last heard of working in a sawmill at Healesville.  3 pages, List 79.

WILLIAMS, Thomas H.  Left Wales for Australia c1887, leaving a young wife and two children behind.  Last heard of at Steiglitz c1895.  Information sought by Mrs. D.I. JONES c/- Mrs. MORGAN, Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902.  ‘It would be a great relief … if he was dead anyway the worthless wretch.’  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

WILLIAMSON, alias WILLIAMS, Ambrose, lives with his family at Bangerang near Warracknabeal.  File re suspected incest on first wife’s daughter Esther, who gives birth to a child at Geelong in 1900 and then stays with aunt Mrs. LEAHY in Richmond.  Esther maintains father of child is Thomas CLARK who worked for her father.  Child died.  Testimonies recorded, but no action taken.  19 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMSON, Arthur, Richmond, found injured in a laneway in Melbourne and taken to hospital, 1909.  3 pages, List 53.

WILLIAMSON, Mrs H., Queenstown, West Coast Tasmania, in 1909 asked police to find her sister Mrs John GENARD, who had run off with Neil COLLINS, whose mother lived in Creswick.  4 pages, List 87.

WILLIAMSON, W.J.  Writes from Sandon in 1897, re his application to join the force.  1 page, List 6.

WILLIS, -. Ex constable. Correspondence in 1901 re maintenance of his children Marion, Ethel, Susan and Eileen at Convent of Good Shepherd, and Francis John who was with Mrs. WEIGHTMAN of Collingwood. 13 Pages, List 2.

WILLS, Alfred, died suddenly while working for John CREELMAN, farmer, Bald Hills.  His brother Thomas complains about burial costs etc.  15 pages, List 83.

WILMS, Monica Lillian, 14 years, left her home in Port Melbourne in 1916 and believed to have married a soldier – MUNRO.  Several letters from her mother Eleanor asking police help to find her.  Found.  23 pages, List 76.

WILSON, Albert Leo, sought by wife E., Sydney NSW, in 1913. He was believed to be involved with picture shows, and may use name HAGAN.  Small magazine photo on file, where he is called ‘The Pumpkin King’.  Not found.  20 pages, List 94.

WILSON, Alfred, sought by wife Christina at Warrnambool in 1908.  He left for Queensland 2 years ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 59.

WILSON, Angus, wrote from Lithgow NSW in 1912, re his father Allen, born near Inverness Scotland, arrived Melbourne 1883; left NSW railways 5 years prior, going on land in Victoria with brother James and John, and not heard from since.  Not found.  7 pages, List 35.

WILSON, Daisy, wrote in 1896, asking confidential enquiries as to whether her brother in law Henry SOULE was still at Chiltern.  Local police report rumour she is pregnant to him.  4 pages, List 36.

WILSON, Ellen Frances. Maggie O’CONNOR of Clifton Hill writes in 1899 regarding this child. Police find she and her father F.W. Wilson left Garfield 18 months previously and can’t be found. Maggie visits Ellen’s mother ‘in the Asylum’. 11 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Emma Lillian, wrote from St. Margaret’s Hospital Sydney in 1901, re Jim CHAMBERS, who she met in Wagga and got her pregnant.  He left for Melbourne and hasn’t returned; found.  8 pages, List 53.

WILSON, Francis Alexander, 6 years, drowned in a dam at Lima near Benalla in 1900.  Anonymous letter alleges he as murdered.  Report states Mrs. TURNER (prostitute) and Mrs. HOSKINSON made the allegations.  Mother Margaret O’DONNELL lived with George CLARK/CLARKE for some time, and the child was with him at the time of the accident.  No truth in allegations.  9 pages, List 44

WILSON, Leslie William, shot his daughter Dorothy Jean, then himself in 1919.  He was a returned soldier.  Copy of evidence to be tendered at inquest; witnesses Patience Jane BENTLEY, George Harry HUNTER, Hubert Clive BENTLEY, Herbert BENTLEY, Evelyn Maud WILSON, Fanny Lavinia WILSON, Bertha Helen LEES, Leslie Tinsley DANIELS.  19 pages, List 31.

WILSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Bushford near Woodford, wrote in 1912 asking what to do regarding a woman who had given a false name on marriage.  Local police report she is referring to Winifred Paul McLAREN, illegitimate daughter of Agnes, who was born at the house of Mrs. Grace DAVEY and raised by her and called her mother.  Winifred had recently married George McDONALD and given her surname as Davey.  Police decide not to charge her with any offence.  Local police also comment on Wilson, ‘a very undesirable character’ who lived apart from her husband and had 3 children to Robert  NICOL of Rose Hill, Grasmere.  When he announced his engagement to Miss TOZER, Wilson took the 3 children to his house.  He subsequently shot himself.  Wilson’s letter is in pencil and very faint.  4 pages, List 35.

WILSON, Nellie, 14 years, went missing in 1917; mother Ethel Mary, North Melbourne asks help to find her and encloses a small, very dark photo of Nellie.  4 pages, List 71.

WILSON, Thomas and SLATER, Henry, put on trial for shooting with intent to murder Constable Archibald COOPER who found them attempting to rob grocer T. MITCHELL’s shop in Fitzroy in 1919.  Various sets of fingerprints on file, c50 pages, some duplicates, List 27.

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WILTSHIRE, Gertrude, North Melbourne, gave birth to female illegitimate child in 1896, father Alfred MURN.  She claims that a Mrs. LAFLUER adopted the child and took it to Kalgoorlie, but police believe she abandoned it in Geelong.  Investigation inconclusive, so no charges laid.  27 pages, List 38.

WIMPOLE, Mrs.  George Hotel St., asks police protection as she has several Germans working for her and has heard soldiers might attack, 1916.  List 6.

WINCH, George, sought by Mrs. Thomas OPSIT of Kingston, Dunedin in 1900, has taken her daughter Ruby away with him.  He’s married with a family.  Not found.  10 pages, List 47.

WINDRAM, Thomas, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1910; statements of sister Olive and mother Mary on file. No prosecution.  10 pages, List 93.

WINSTANLEY, Arthur.  An unknown male, c30 years, was found dead in the bush at Kangaroo Flat in 1900, by Edward HESTER, a contractor.  He had shot himself.  At first it was thought to be Winstanley, and his mother was interviewed, but he was found in NSW.  Two photos of deceased are on the file.  He remained unidentified, and his property was subsequently sold to pay for burial costs.  Large file, List 44.

WINTER, Daniel, sought by daughter Ethel Mary, Glebe Sydney in 1910.  She was born c1887, sent to Reformatory School when 16.  Her mother is Nellie nee MUNDLE, and she was one of five children, the others being Alice, Ruby, Charles and Kate.  7 pages, List 92.

WINTERS, Henry Claud and Stanley Laurence. Showmen. Henry and his wife leave their children with Mrs. LEWIS of Collingwood in 1890, agreeing to send money for their keep, but fail to do so. 1891.  List 1.

WINTON, Robert Drysdale, deserted wife Catherine Mary at Drouin in 1913; ship’s officer, Scot, 48 years, believed at Port Darwin.  Letter from him on file.  17 pages, some repetition.  List 92.

WITHERINGTON, Howard, miller, 54 years.  Information sought by Worcestershire police in 1902 on behalf of his brother J.T., chemist.  Found.  11 pages, List 42.

WITHERS, B., wrote strange letter from Coreen NSW in 1906, asking police to get his brother John in Footscray to stop hounding him; has had to leave Melbourne because of it.  Police interview John who says he has been acting strangely for years.  4 pages, List 31.

WITHERSPOON, H.W., wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1899.  His nephew H.F. Witherspoon arrived recently from London and was to meet with him, but hasn’t. 8 pages, List 42.

WITTENBERG, Henry.  Reported death of his 14 day old child at Newtown, Geelong, in 1899.  6 pages, List 17.

WITTGENSTEIN, William F., sought by Mrs. MA. MAY, Newtown, Sydney, his mother in law, in 1895.  Her eldest daughter eloped with him from Rockhampton, and since her death c1884 they have looked after her two children; he has never paid anything for their keep.  Found, married with children.  7 pages, List 26.

WOLLEN, William, chemist, Prahran, died suddenly in 1900. 2 pages, List 51.

WONNACOT, Mrs. Annie, Armadale, deserted by her husband in 1915; he has gone to New Zealand, is a tailor’s cutter.  A very detailed report on the situation; he claimed she abused him.  9 pages, List 80.

WOOD, Freeman, draper.  Information on his reported death sought by wife Bertha, Paddington, in 1910; he has a 15 year old daughter.  No record of death.  7 pages, List 93.

WOOD, Helen, wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1896 re her husband Thomas, who left her and their 2 sons.  Not found.  16 pages, List 29

WOOD, John Sampson, found dead at Prahran, 73 years, widower, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

WOOD, John Wallace.  Grocer, 313 Victoria St., West Melbourne.  Report on fire there in 1898.  Employee Robert SOMERVILLE and married woman Catherine MORRISON there.  2 pages, List 18.

WOOD, Priscilla.  Died suddenly at Geelong in 1899; report on.  5 pages, List 8.

WOODGATE, Martha.  Unknown body found on beach at Mentone in 1897 by Henry JOURDIAN, and taken to Mentone Hotel (GERMAINE licensee).  Subsequently clothing identified by aunt Mrs GRUNDY of Richmond as belonging to her niece Martha Woodgate.  She believed she was pregnant to a railway porter named COPELAND.  43 pages, List 40.

WOODS, Ellen, widow, gave birth to an illegitimate child at Colac in 1909.  Report on care needed for her; father in law John at Chilwell declines to help.  5 pages, List 88.

WOODS, Helena/Elizabeth and Charlotte STATTON/STRATTON arrested in Chinese laundry in Melbourne in 1894; allegation that they were ‘on the brink of destruction’ so arrested on vagrancy charge.  They claimed they had been referred to a Chinese couple for a lodging house by Mr. THUNDERBOLT, Inspector of Nuisances.  Police say the woman is a prostitute.  Woods (called WOOLCOCK in newspaper report) was a Ward of State and had had an illegitimate child; Statton was from New Zealand, her parents had returned there from Melbourne and left her behind.  5 pages, List 38

WOODWARD, A.M. wrote from Caulfield in 1895 re her uncles George BLOODWORTH who left England in 1847 and Frank BLOODWORTH who left in 1850.  They would be 67 and 58 years old now.  Not traced.  6 pages, List 29.

WOOD BEILBY, John.  Complains in 1894 that Catherine LOWSBY, 15yr old, whom he took in, refuses to work as a servant unless paid, and is unskilled.  He wishes to return her to her father William in Melbourne, but he can’t be found.  12 pages, List 3.  [See also his application for government employment on the Applications web page.]

WOOD BEILBY, John. Living in Beechworth, 1898. Had been there fourteen years. Police report he is eccentric, keeps indecent pictures, has a high turnover of women housekeepers. He is 80 years old.  List 1.

WOOD BEILBY, J., writes from Beechworth in 1899, complaining his property is being robbed; two letters on file.  List 41.

WOOLCOTT, Sarah Ann, poisoned herself in 1882; report.  6 pages, List 58.

WOOLLEY, Alfred.  Asks police help regarding Charles WENDT, who, after suffering from typhoid fever for months, has disappeared, leaving his wife and children anxious about him.  Found  12 pages, List 56.

WOOLPERT, Hazel, attempted suicide in 1914, 22 years, married; mother Jennie ECKWORTH.  4 pages, List 76.

WOOLSTON, Ruth Annie, alleges sexual interference by her brother William at Richmond in 1899, then retracts the claim; she is 15 years old and found to be pregnant.  Warning:  there is some graphic material in this file.  15 pages, List 42.

WOOLSTON, Thomas.  Sought by his mother in Richmond, in 1906.  He left there in 1901 with the RULE family, would be c25yrs of age. Police report the family are “all slightly mad”, drink and quarrel among themselves.  9 pages, List 4.

WORSDELL, Horace, wanted for 1883 Brunswick bank robbery.  An attempt to identify him as a criminal named SWEENEY is undertaken, but the photo on file is stated to be that of Alfred EHRENBERG, an employee of A. HARRIS, tobacconist, and not under suspicion for the robbery.  List 58.

WORTHINGTON, Frank, 26 years, confesses to Salvation Army officer in 1887 that he embezzled money from STEINER & CO., dyers, Manchester c7 years ago, and fled to Australia.  His parents lived at Morton near Runcon, Cheshire.  3 pages, List 56.

WORTHINGTON, Bessie, murdered at her parent’s home at Thornbury by husband Frank Sydney Harold Thomas Worthington, who then killed himself.  Very detailed report of their backgrounds; they had a daughter Valerie before marriage, he had left his first wife Elsie, and two children.  Letter from his sister in law Mary STALLWOOD of Annadale on file,as well as plan of house and 4 photos of him, as a boxer, athlete and a studio portrait.  This is a very large file, with some graphic detail.  List 60.

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WRAGGE, Arthur Darwin. Wife Elizabeth writes from Rockhampton in 1901, seeking details, but he is not found.  List 1.

WREN, John. Number of files on his illegal Collingwood tote, 1894. Details monies spent getting evidence against the tote, 1897. Re prosecution for running tote, 1898.  List 1.

WREN, John.  Assaulted at election meeting in 1907; William Bell JACKSON, ‘an old man’ is identified as assailant, but no charge laid.  4 pages, List 15.  See also entry for SWINBURNE, George.

WRIGGLESWORTH, Alfred, surveyor, born Stepney London 1847.  Information sought by wife Annie, Fitzroy, in 1910.  She hadn’t seen him for some years, but has heard he was in Melbourne recently.  Not found.  11 pages, List 54.

WRIGHT, Mrs. A.J., wrote from Balmain Sydney in 1899 re her husband George, ‘an elderly gentleman’ supposed to be keeping a hotel.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

WRIGHT, Charles, Superintendent of Police, Brighton, Tasmania, wrote two letters regarding his son Richard Andrew joining the Victorian police force.  4 pages, List 31.

WRIGHT, Finlay.  Wrote from Sydney in 1898 seeking his brother James’s possessions.  States that he suicided in Victoria in 1870, was a Clerk of Petty Sessions, former army captain, owned land etc.  Police find that no one of that name was ever a CPS, and that one who suicided was called Walter Gavin Wright.  6 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Henry. Born Fitzroy, married Mary Jane MARSH in Melbourne 1898, giving parents as James and Mary nee WILLIAMS; subsequently found to have previously married Caroline FERNE in 1895 using the name Henry Albert JONES, with Emma Wright as his mother. No prosecution as first wife is in New Zealand and minister is overseas, so no witnesses. Second wife returned to her mother after he bashed her.  Copies of two marriage certificates on file.  14 pages.  List 1.

WRIGHT, James, wrote from Katamatite in 1897, complaining of Dookie police interference.  They report he was working at a local vineyard and ‘became infatuated with Miss FOY of the Gladstone Hotel’ and kept sending her letters.  She asked police to get him to stop.  6 pages, List 40.

WRIGHT, Samuel, charged with unlawful assault on 6 year old Mabel STEETH, daughter of Jessie and Arthur, at Fitzroy in 1896.  She is his niece; he’s found insane and committed to asylum.  Witness was Louisa MAURER, 7 years, her cousin.  16 pages, List 39.

WRIGLEY, W.H., deserted from H.M.S. Powerful at Hobart in 1913; mother lived in Brighton.  Photo on file.  4 pages, List 93.  See introduction re copying of photos.

WROE, John. 1863 report on the activities of the Wroeits, a religious group.  List 1.

WYATT, Mrs. S.A., Redfern NSW, wrote in 1917 re PENWARN, who was a detective in the 1870s.  Arthur Frederick Penwarn, son of George, interviewed, but no connection.  6 pages, List 72.

WYMER, George.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14WYNDHAM SHIRE.  Shire Secretary forwards complaint from local residents William OUTEN, Thomas GIEVE, G. ROBINS, A. ORR and A. HANSEN regarding the cremation of an Indian (name given as MILA RAM, 16 years old, from the Punjab, died in hospital) on a local Shire road.  Police report that the cremation was organized by Mr. ISSARD of La Trobe St Melbourne, who had arranged similar events at Sandringham.  The van which delivered the body was driven by Frederick A. MIDDLETON.  5 pages, List 30.

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YATES, Charles H., wrote from Darlinghurst in 1912, asking police to collect wages due to him from WHITELAWS in Flinders St.  NSW police report he has been arrested for wife desertion.  Whitelaws state he owes them money for damaging property.  6 pages, List 35.

YATES, James William, deserted wife Emily in Adelaide in 1906; 25 years, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 71.

YATES, Margaret, wife of John Noble Yates, evangelist and homeopathic, died in 1887.  In 1888 he named as co-responded in LEIGHTON divorce case.  Some people think her death was suspicious and police take statements from Clara and Thomas George COLLINGS and John Thomas Tully HARDING and conclude no evidence.  9 pages, List 56.

YATES, Philip (or Patrick), died at Kelly’s Basin Tasmania in 1899, c32 years, had been drinking heavily.  His wife May (nee PHILIPS) was to be informed, but couldn’t be found.  17 pages, List 42.

YATES/YEATES, Thomas.  Petition for remission of sentence of 3 months imprisonment, 1865; is 64yrs old, had his hand shot off 10 yrs ago; signs with an X.  4 pages, List 3.

YATES, Thomas Alexander, Norong near Rutherglen, in 1909 explains failure to register birth of daughter Eileen Mary in time.  4 pages, List 88.

YEE HING CHINESE SOCIETY, Bendigo.  Newspaper reports of ‘secret’ Chinese society in 1899 prompt report.  Persons interviewed: Dan YOUNG, Hang YEE, Hang HOY, Park LOON, Lee KIM, William HING.  15 pages, List 42.

YEUNGROON EAST STATE SCHOOL, near Charlton.  Teacher Miss FLOWERS subjected to harassment by unknown person in 1895, who attempted to burn down the school, sent insulting poem, forged a transfer application and forged resident petition.  The school is on the land of EDYVEAN family; she boards with EDWARDS family.  Letter from William HILLIARD on file.  Offender not found. 8 pages, List 28.

YOUNG, Albert.  Sought by Govt. Statist, 1897.  Has left his wife Lily and daughter; was a traveller for Singer sewing machines, c26 years old, family in New Zealand.  4 pages, List 6.

YOUNG, Elizabeth Harriet Hester. Married Charles James RICH at Fitzroy in 1909; he claimed to be a widower, but she has found out his first wife Martha Elizabeth CROUCH is still alive. Both marriage certificates on file. 7 pages.  List 1.

YOUNG, James, sought by wife G., Charters Towers, in 1909.  He left 7 years ago, was a traveller for an insurance company.  Not found.  7 pages, List 89.

YOUNG, Lindsay, 27 years, reporter, married and living apart from wife, attempted suicide in 1917; his father is employed on the Register newspaper in Adelaide.  10 pages, List 73.

YOUNG, Sarah, gave birth to a male child who died at Dry Creek near Bonnie Doon, in 1895.  Mother Charlotte is the wife of Lee Young, licensee of the Diggers Rest Hotel.  Sarah is 17 years old. Neighbour Elizabeth KRUSE/KHRUSE, wife of Adolph is a witness.  Inquest file and discussion re charging her with infanticide.  15 pages, List 28.

YOUNG or MORGAN, William, found in the bush at Woomelang in 1916, suffering from the DTs, subsequently died.  Father Farmer Young asked to pay burial expenses; brother Frank wrote from Mount Gambier.  7 pages, List 79.

YUCK WAH, died at Morrisons in 1900, aged 78 years.  He had lived there for 30 years.  Police ask if inquest necessary; no.  4 pages, List 44.

YULE, Charles G., Sergeant of Police, Dundee, Scotland, wrote in 1899 re the death of his uncle William Yule at Yapeen near Castlemaine, and the assets he would have left.  Police find insufficient to pay creditors.  6 pages, List 38.

YURACKA, Catherine, Perth, wrote in 1908 re her husband Joseph who had deserted her, believed in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 84.

ZAGARI, Tony.  Bomb thrown at the house he occupied with Antonio BARBARO and Vincent SASSONI, in 1928.  4 pages, List 4.

ZEHNDER, Charles.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904 seeking information about him.  Not found.  11 pages, List 10.

ZELIFF, Frederick, formerly a sailor, last heard of at Avoca, sought by nephew Floyd HURLBUT, Princeton University in 1901, of behalf of mother who is nearly 90.  Zeliff is c40 years, an American.  7 pages, List 51.

ZERNA, Rosie Annie.  Gave birth to child Percy at Women’s hospital in 1912l, only 15 years old; suspected father of child named, 1912.  List 15.

ZIGI, Angelo.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details about him in 1877.  7 pages, List 5.

ZILLMAN, J.H.L., Redfern, formerly clergyman in Melbourne, wrote in 1916 re his wife’s mother Mrs FULLERTON, widow of the late Captain, R.N., Harbour Master of Port of Melbourne; his wife Rubina is ill.  6 pages, List 80.

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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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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 Grace who were taken into State care in Victoria 17 years ago.  9 pages, List 83.

BATEMAN, Robert Henry, carpenter, 50-69 years, sought by daughter Mrs WHITE, Carlton, in 1910.  She was adopted c1888, believes that he is her father.  6 pages, List 91.

BATES, Elizabeth, Blackwood, deserted by husband John in 1908, a blacksmith; believed interstate.  9 pages, List 85.

BATTY, Elizabeth, wrote from Carisbrook in 1900, complaining her husband John was being served drink by local publicans after hours.  Local police report her bad character.  6 pages, List 45.

BATTY, Margaret.  Sudden death at Geelong in 1899, aged 72 years.  Report on.  4 pages, List 17.

BAUDIN, Peter alias BELLAMY, charged with burglary in 1896.  Sydney police believe he is really Peter BLANCHARD, associated with Louis PATARD, and he is extradited.  10 pages, List 31.

BAUER, Bernard. Diamond dealer, murdered 1907. Files cover  1907-8, 1910, 1917.  Names involved: James POTTER; Mrs. HOLMES; ANDERSON, Michael BRENNAN, BRIDLAND.  List 1.

BAUER, Frank,  18 years, jeweller’s apprentice, sought by father F., in Adelaide, 1905, 18 pages, List 8.

BAULD, Bruce, absconded in 1928 with monies he had collected on behalf of the Australian Timber Workers Union, secretary William SCANLON.  3 pages and photo.  List 57.

BAYLES, George.  Information sought by Bendigo solicitor in 1910.  He fought in South Africa, returned to Bendigo and married – JORGENSEN in 1901, then returned to South Africa.  Found, engaged to – NELSON.  9 pages, List 91.

BAYLES, Norman, solicitor, Melbourne, complained in 1905 of incivility of constables during the arrival of the Loongana which had his relatives on board.  Detailed reports on file.  19 pages, List 64.

BAYLES, Norman, MLA, asks in 1909 that his two cars receive the first number plates when the Motor Act is passed.  Private Secretary to the Governor makes the same request.  7 pages, List 88.

BAYNES, Edith, Albert Park, in 1910 asked for advice on getting a divorce from her husband.  3 pages, List 92.

BEAGLEY, Constable No. 5810.  Enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police department.  4 pages, List 77.

BEALE, D.W., school teacher, 40 years, left South Australia for Victoria with two sons, 5 and 9, and a young woman who gave birth in Hamilton in 1907.  His wife was in a lunatic asylum and he was placed in one too; the children went escorted back to Adelaide to Henry COPAS. 15 pages, List 83.

BEALE, Mary Ann, arrested for vagrancy as destitute, 1899.  She was 68 years old.  Son George, cab driver, is located in Redfern Sydney and arrangements are made for her to go to him.  She also had a married daughter Mrs. FLETCHER.  12 pages, List 42.

BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Eloped from Major’s Plains with Thomas GREATOREX; accidentally killed in 1878, and death certificate issued in name of Beauchamp . He subsequently reveals her real name was BROWN, and she had left her family for him. Note that the death certificate was never amended to Brown.  Marriage certificate of 1873  of Elizabeth NEWMAN and Francis BROWN on file, as is photo of her.  List 1.

BEAUMONT, – Mrs.  A widow, 70 years, she died suddenly at Leopold in 1902 after dining with family of Thomas Edward McMILLAN; no suspicious circumstances.  2 pages, List 18.

BEAZLEY, Leith, successfully applied for entry into the police force, but Port Fairy police report on his unsuitability and he is struck off waiting list.  16 pages, List 40.

BECHER, C.H.  A solicitor in Sale, he wrote to police in 1913 regarding a Cremonensis violin (1807) that was lost by his sister Mrs. IRVING while on a visit.  19 pages, List 8.

BECK, David W., masseur attached to Army Medical Corps of the AIF; in 1917 sought an extension of his leave from the police force.  7 pages, List 75.

BECK, J.W. Chemist; confidential enquiry made for him at South Australia by Vic. Police; had come from Western Australia, 1901. No reason for enquiry given. 7 pages, List 2.

BECK, Joseph, Yarrawonga, 76 years.  French Consul asks in 1902 that he be given the old age pension, and encloses money for him.  This is an incomplete file.  4 pages, List 63.

BECKENSALL, Jane, Richmond, wrote in 1916.  Her son Walter was killed at Gallipoli. seeking grandson Francis Walter’s address.  Walter’s wife lived with – RUSSELL interstate.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

BECKETT, John, alias Leslie STEELE, charged with imposition on farmers William H. PATINSON and Neil McArthur DRYSDALE of Balook near Traralgon in 1905.  Police establish he is identical with person who was tried for murder of Robert William SMALL in Tasmania in 1897.  Parents old residents of Skipton district.  Tas. criminal photo on file, but faded.  Admitted to lunatic asylum.  22 pages, List 17.

BEDELL, WH., Northcote, gives offensive anonymous letter left under his door in 1897 to police.  Incomplete file, 4 pages.

BEEBE, Robert, left Melbourne in 1895 for New Zealand, involved in mining, c68 years.  In 1900 his daughter Lizzie of Toorak, wrote expressing concern, not heard from for some months.  Not found.  4 pages, List 45.

BEECH, John Robert.  Wife Elsie D. wrote to police in 1896.  She had married him in Sydney recently, but now believes he was a married man.  He was born at Stowport, Worcestershire England, was from Victoria.  11 pages, List 32.

BEECHWORTH STATE SCHOOL No. 1560.  Report in 1895 of fires which had occurred.  Nine year old George OKE implicated; other children Thomas JOSE and Murdoch MURRAY interviewed.  14 pages, List 28.

BEERE, August.  Incomplete file re arrangements to get children from Wellington New Zealand to their father in South Yarra in 1900.  Mrs. DUDFIELD would accompany them on the ship.  10 pages, List 44.

BEESON, Thomas.  Wrote from Sandy Creek Warwick Qld in 1897 re Dr. Alexander RUSSELL and his brother James.  Alexander died in Belfast (Port Fairy) in the 1860s; wants details of his son.  Police state he had no son.  5 pages, List 6.

BEHNSTEDT, Mrs Minnie, Richmond.  Sister Mrs M. WILLIAMS, Townsville, wrote in 1908; she hadn’t answered her letters.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BELCHER, Thomas Edward, Brunswick, reports his daughter Rose missing in 1928.  She is 15 years and believed to be with Harry LEON who had a stall at the Victoria Market.  Found.  2 pages and photo.  List 58.

BELFIT, Robert, alias Edward JACKMAN, committed bigamy; married Mary Jane REABURN in 1888 while first wife Louisa was still alive.  Previously married in New Zealand.  File re witnesses and Brief preparation.  34 pages, List 56.

BELGRAVE.  Fire in Main Street in 1928, six shops destroyed.  Detailed report, including evidence from: Caroline WATSON, Winifred PEPPER, William MALONEY, Claude Alfred LANCASHIRE, Bernard Arthur BRENT etc. who rented shops from John Thomas MAHONEY, auctioneer, Mont Albert and Harry LANDEN, Prahran.  Police conclude not deliberate, probably done by Lancashire while drunk.  18 pages, List 59.

BELL, Alfred E.A., Mt. Eckersley, near Heywood.  Reported in 1899 that fire had destroyed an unoccupied weatherboard house he owned; both insurance company and police suspect he set it himself, was in financial difficulties.  14 pages, List 42.

BELL, David, arrived from South Africa in 1905, and wife Laura, 32 years and son Percy, along with aunt Eliza Z. JONES were to follow him, but he hasn’t been able to locate them.  He went on to Sydney, and wrote from there, seeking police help.  They were located.  8 pages, List 63.

BELL, J.E. Corporal, 27th Battalion, writes from ship on the way to war in 1917, chiding Snr Constable DAY of Kerang for his actions in alerting authorities he had German parents and his real name was BELZ.  7 pages, List 71.

BELL, James, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on illegitimate child of Violet LAMB, Mountain Station, Brawlin via Cootamundra, in 1913.  James Bell of Flemington Station Walgett interviewed, denies claim.  12 pages, List 93.

BELL, Robert, South Melbourne, reports finding a body in the Yarra river in 1895.  A luggage tag is in the name of FLYNN.  Mrs. O’FLYNN of Echuca asks if it is her husband; no.  Mrs. Flynn of Newtown Sydney asks the same question; photo posted to her – no photo on file.  13 pages, List 30.

BELL, William H.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14.

BELLEARS, Mary, charged with abortion on Louisa MITCHELL at Euroa in 1905.  Frederick KERSLAKE, married, also involved.  This is an incomplete file of 9 pages, List 65.

BELLERBY, Alexander G.  Drouin, Gippsland grazier, disappears in 1904, had suffering from sun stroke previously.  Newspaper cuttings, photo on file, found by wife in Geelong.  List 16.

BELLINGHAM, Eli.  Charged with assault on 17 year old daughter Elizabeth; case heard at Goroke and dismissed.  John J. COTTERILL of Nurcoring near Natimuk involved.  26 pages, List 7. 

BELTON, Charles, State Ward, absconded from the care of Miss Elizabeth McKERCHER at Bylands, Kilmore in 1896.  A letter from him on file, asking to return, to which she agrees.  Discussion re claiming costs of returning him from Trawool.  10 pages, List 37.

BEMISS, Mrs. S., Fitzroy, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Una Josephine, who had rung away with a Greek fireman, Parasko PANUYOTUO and was living with him in Port Pirie and pregnant; asks police help to get her back.  Detailed report on situation. 14 pages, List 74.

BENALLA.   Suspicious fire in Mair St., in 1895, in which building owned by Mrs. Ellen RIDE and used by John O’SHEA, proprietor and printer of the North East Ensign newspaper, was destroyed, along with undertaker’s premises of W.G. ABBOTT.  Travellers, Charles LARSON and James JENKINS were among witnesses.  O’Shea suspected, but open verdict given.  40 pages, List 26.

BENDIGO POWDER MAGAZINE.  Alarm went off at night in 1899, when keeper R.G. JOHNSTON was not there.  His wife armed herself and investigated and police were called.   Claim that wires were cut but police think worn away.  37 pages, List 42.

BEN HABDA. Assyrian, treats patients, but not a licensed doctor. Report on his activities in Gippsland, 1903.  List 1.

BENJAMIN, Mrs. Clara, secretary Homeopathic Hospital Ladies Aid Association, wrote brief letter in  1906, enclosing booklet of annual report and balance sheet 1904-1905; lists committee, donations etc.  8 pages, List 31.

BENNETT, Charles J. of Swift’s Creek and STODDART, Thomas, of Ballarat.  Confidential enquiries sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  Bennett is found to be living with the McLARTY family.   8 pages, List 64.

BENNETT, Elsie, 19 years, attempted suicide by poison in Carlton in 1912, after argument with boyfriend Leslie TITE.  Her parents are separated, mother a laundry worker.  Friend Vera POWELL mentioned.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 33.

BENNETT, John, convict transported to VDL in 1841.  Daughter Mrs. John JACKSON of Bullarto seeks details of her parents and father’s current location.  12 pages, List 43.  CONNECTION FOUND

BENNETT, Lizzie, wrote from Kenmore Mental Hospital, Goulburn in 1916 seeking address of Mr. BURNEY or his sister.  4 pages, List 76.

BENNETT, Percy, Norwood, South Australia, wrote in 1916 re his brother in law Ernest BAKER, who left his 3 step-children with his mother in law and went to Melbourne in 1915.  Found.  4 pages, List 78.

BENNETTS, Samuel.  Sought by brother F. of Broken Hill; he was born in Lelant, Cornwall.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

BENTLEY, Jessie Rosina, wife of Henry, suicided in South Melbourne in 1899.  Evidence taken from servant Florrie SLADE and hairdresser Percival JEFFERSON and Margaret LARKIN.  18 pages, List 17.

BENTLEY, Louisa Minnie, under 16 years, gave birth to illegitimate child at Terang, and alleged Denis COOK was the father.  Her mother was Sarah Ann, a widow, and Louisa had been servant to Mrs. BRADSHAW.  Quite intimate detail given.  11 pages, List 66.

BENTON, Mr.  Pastry cook St. Kilda, has several Germans working for him, is scared soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

BERA, Bartolomeno (or BREA). Charged with conspiracy at Sydney in 1918, one of three offenders; two were arrested in Sydney. He was Italian and 40 years of age. One page (Criminal Offence Report) and photo.  List 1.

BERESFORD, Henry Agincourt.  Died at Dandenong in 1916.  Letters from L.K. TARRANT, Ngaire, New Zealand found, he covers burial costs; Henry was getting money from late sister Lady Vaughan’s estate.  6 pages, List 78.

BERESFORD, William. Attempted suicide at Castlemaine in 1905 and later in Sydney. Member of the Maurice Gerald Dramatic Co.  List 1.

BERGIN, T., of Bergin & Co., general merchants, San Remo, asks help to keep hotel running after being ordered to close.  The hotel is in his late father’s name, and he and his siblings wish to continue running it.  2 pages, List 29.

BERKELEY, Henry, gaoled for arson in NSW during shearer’s strike of 1894.  In 1899 query whether Charles WILLIAMS, recently arrested for jewellery robberies in Melbourne is a brother.  Small photo of Williams on file, and 2 gaol photos, front and side views of Berkeley.  The latter was born in Sydney in 1868.  13 pages, List 43.

BERNARD, Mrs. M.H., Surry Hills, NSW, wrote in 1902 re her son Harry, who has gone to Melbourne with a woman named RIDLEY who claims he is the father of her child, which is impossible.  He is found in Melbourne, and states he has not married her and the father of the child is Jack MILAN, but police find she’s using his name.  6 pages, List 62.

BERNARDASIE, Guiseppe. Died destitute at Guilford, in 1881, had been employed by Carlo ROSCONIA. Three letters, brief notes from C.A. BIAGGI on file. Swiss Consul informed. 7 pages, List 2.

BERRICK, Gottfried, Mooroopna, farmer.  Reported missing in 1902, believed drowned.  Seen by a constable in 1903, admits fled from creditors.  7 pages, List 19.

BERRY, Mrs. Harriet. Wife of John B. Berry of Dandenong, died in suspicious circumstances in 1899. 10 pages, List 2.

BERSICA, John, Shepparton, applies for wine licence for Numurkah in 1898.  Police and residents oppose, he complains.  9 pages, List 22.

BERTRAM, Henry. Report on his marital affairs and relations, Bendigo 1900. Married Amelia NICHOLL in 1880, she died some months later. Married Elizabeth JURY, a prostitute, and got VD from her so left her. She now living with Charlie CARLIE and claims Bertram tried to poison her. Married Elizabeth MARTIN, by whom he had a child already, named Bertha. Witness at second marriage was Charles DAWE, married to Louie JURY who is now using the name Mrs. LORD. No witnesses will testify, so never charged with bigamy.  List 1.

BERWICK, Mrs.  Wrote from Collingwood in 1904, seeking location of her daughter who married John FLANNERY c1897, hasn’t seen her for four years.  6 pages, List 10.

BEVERIDGE, Thomas, c24yrs, sought by uncle Robert C. Beveridge, Sydney in 1904.  He is an orphan, and his grandmother in Scotland is anxious about him.  8p, List 11

BEVILAQUA, L., wrote from Hyde Park Adelaide in 1897 re unnamed son who was to leave Tasmania for Adelaide via Melbourne, and has not arrived.  Thinks he has gone ‘on a spree’ and then to look for work.  Asks if man’s body found on Keilor Plains is his son.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 40.

BEYNON, Florence, 16 years, Carlton, attempted suicide in 1917; report states her father, a returned soldier, is violent towards her mother.  Suicide note on file.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 73.

BHAI, Omer, 37 years and ALLEE or JAFFER, Mahomed, 27 years, deserted from the ship ‘City of Canberra’ in 1928; prohibited immigrants, they were arrested.  Described as ‘coloured British’.  Small photos of both and 3 pages, List 60.

BIANCHI, Mrs., wrote from Back Creek in 1903, suspicious that someone in Kalgoorlie is impersonating her son William, c23 years, butcher, and getting money from her.  Police there ascertain he’s in poor circumstances.  9 pages, List 67.

BICKETT, Patricia Angela.  Murdered 1914, Antonio SORO arrested.  Witnesses interviewed include her mother Maria, Mary JACKSON, a teacher, schoolboy Frank FRIMLEY, engineer John GRAHAM, printer Charles Melanchthon STAMPER.  Photo of Soro on file, which is very large.  List 3.

BICKFORD, Frederick, sought by sister Mrs NICKELLS, Bendigo, in 1901.  He left home about 11 years previously, believed interstate.  Found.  Faded photo on file, taken when he was 14 years old.  14 pages and photo; see instructions re copying of photos.  List 86.

BIENKE, Amelia, known as E. LEGGETTE, sought by the Secretary of the Children’s Welfare Fund in 1928.  1 page and photo from magazine, List 59.

BIESKE, Herman Adolph. Suspected of murdering first wife Elizabeth Ann nee WILLIAMS, who died July 1902. Remarried two months later to Emma Jane KAY, widow, nee JAMES. The couple and some of the children went to New Zealand. First wife’s brother complains so body quietly exhumed, but no poison found.  List 1.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

BIGGS, Roni, 39 McArthur Square Carlton.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claimed she was running a brothel.  Report states she has lived with James CARROLL for some years and he keeps her.  Letter is written by her sister, with whom she quarrels frequently.  4 pages, List 85.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

BIGNOLD, Margaret.  Writes from Marrickville NSW in 1898 re husband Frank.  Last heard of at Port Welshpool; they have been separated nearly 6 years, but little money sent.  6 pages, List 17.

BILES, Mrs William wrote from Stepney, Adelaide in 1896 asking if the Mrs. ADAMS shot by her husband is her daughter; she hasn’t heard from her for 5 years.  Police report it is not her daughter.  7 pages, List 31.

BILLANE, Mrs J., Burnley, seeks whereabouts of Sarah, James and Mary Ellen MORAN, whose father James died  c1896, and whose mother Annie couldn’t cope.  She is their aunt.  Not found.  11 pages, List 91.

BILLING, Leila Ethel, born Leesville Tasmania 1902, went to Melbourne on a holiday in 1917, staying with family friend Leslie M. STEVENS and his family at Port Melbourne.  Alleged he had been intimate with her; bashed his wife etc.  File includes evidence taken, letters from parents and siblings, medical report etc. No charge laid.  Warning: this file contains explicit material.  47 pages, List 74.

BINKS, Eliza Richardson, died at Echuca in 1896 after giving birth to Eliza Cooper Binks; child given to grandparents Thomas and Margaret COOPER in Richmond as father had seven other children.  4 pages, List 50.

BIRCH, William, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1895.  He is a Baptist minister and his wife received a letter from Alfred SENIOR, asking for money as he is ill and confined to his bed in Melbourne.  He has stayed with them, his brother is a highly respected medical man in Manchester, but they don’t have a high opinion of Alfred, so send money to police, asking them to investigate before handing money over.  They find he has left owing money to landlady.  14 pages, List 29.

BIRCHMEIER, Adolph, Hawthorn, wrote in 1880 re his uncle Jacob Sevrin HIRT, otherwise James Hirt, from Switzerland, born 1828, arrived Melbourne 1853.  Subsequently had the European Hotel at Forbes.  Somewhat involved search involving a former partner of Hirt who was also looking for him.  45 pages, List 76.

BIRTHDAY MINE, Berringa.  Cyanide Manager T.J. COOTE reports loss of gold bullion from his case at O’FARRELL’s hotel.  General Manager E. Gordon ROSS requests police investigation.  14 pages, List 45.

BISHOP, George Francis, born London, 51 years, carpenter, died from overdose of morphine in Perth W.A. in 1898.  Wife Julia in East Brunswick claims he was poisoned by Robert HOLMES and his son Bertie, who used to live near them and also went to W.A.  Police doubt story.  27 pages, List 21.

BISHOP, Joseph, wrote from Broken Hill in 1897.  He married Edith Matilda EDWARDS in 1887.  She claimed to be the widow of Julius Ferdinand HALTERMANN, married 1881.  They are living apart and he seeks confirmation that she was a widow.  A sister is married to J.S. BUTTERS. 2 pages, List 20.

BISHOP, Oswald Henry, deserted wife Rosetta Mary and their 7 year old son in 1912.  They were married in 1904 and he was an illusionist and travelled with a company of artists.  She is now living with her mother Mrs. Lavinia LONG at Malvern.  He uses names of “Pharos” and “Alma”, is 31 years, and possibly living with another woman.  He is found interstate and escorted back to Melbourne.  33 pages, List 34.

BLACK, George.  His son in law John LAWRENCE of Newry asks for police protection.  Black is due to be released from Sale prison and has threatened them.  4 pages, List 18.

BLACK, Martha, florist, Springvale, in 1904 reported in detail the strange and dangerous behaviour of her husband (unnamed).  She had previously been badly injured in a mining accident at Sebastopol.  21 pages, List 68.

BLACK, William of Diggora State School near Rochester, wrote in 1899 re Rebecca ANDERSON, in his employ, who wanted to know her parentage. She was put in Abbotsford Convent after her mother died and father attempted suicide. Police find she was born in Bathurst in 1875, her sister Mary in Dunolly in 1879. Their father James ANDERSON also used the name HENDERSON and had several convictions, but could not be located. 24 pages.  List 2.

BLACKBURN, S. (or T.)  A chemist, his wife writes in 1897, alleging local hotels are still supplying him with drink despite court order.  Report states ‘hopeless case’ getting alcohol elsewhere.  4 pages, List 20.

BLACKHAM, Mrs Norah, 21 years, disappeared from lodging house in St Kilda in 1913; family suspect foul play.  Husband Victor Richard Blackham searches for her; her father is James HANKS.  Detailed report.  Not found.  7 pages, List 94.

BLACKMORE, William, c55 years, supposed to be at Wallaroo mines in 1901.  His wife wrote from Ballarat, has had no support from him since 1899.  16 pages, List 49.

BLACKNEY, Elizabeth, left Hamilton in 1896, and went to sister Maria WHITEHEAD’s home in Dimboola. Gave birth to illegitimate child Leslie John there which was to be adopted by them.  13 pages, List 50.

BLACKWELL, Richard H., died at Cheltenham in 1905; living apart from wife and family.  File re arrangements made and cost to government.  4 pages, List 64.

BLACKWELL, W.H., wrote from Mossman Central Mill, Port Douglas Nth Qld in 1903 re his brother Arthur Nishus George, miner, late of St. Just Cornwall, said to have died at Bendigo.  3 pages, List 67.

BLACKWOOD.  Arson attempt at Golden Bar Quartz Battery, known as Staughton’s battery, in 1896.  Mary JAMES, married, Golden Point, son Richard, Edward STEWART and Arthur SULLIVAN interviewed and testimony noted.  Hand drawn map on file.  Insurance Company seeks details.  24 pages, some hard to decipher.  List 37.

BLAIR, Charlotte, married, separated from husband, living with John Bamford BLACK near Dargo, died suddenly in 1898, leaving 7 month child Violet who is adopted by Mrs. FRENCH, sister in law of Oscar MESSENGER who suspects foul play in her death.  20 pages, List 22.

BLACKWELL, Alice Maud, New Town, Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re her husband C.E., who has not sent maintenance for months.  Found.  7 pages, List 75.

BLAIR, James.  Collingwood.  Complaint re larrikins, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

BLAIR, John, sought by wife Frances, Ultimo, in 1907.  He deserted her and was believed to be with Eva MENDOZA a woman ‘of evil repute’.  He had a brother Michael.  Not found.  8 pages, List 83.

BLAIR, William, 33 years, sought by pregnant wife Daisy, Queenstown Tasmania in 1915.  He has left and their 4 daughters and gone to Melbourne, possibly with hi uncle John BOYD.  11 pages, List 80.

BLAKE, Alfred Francis, wrote from Condobolin NSW in 1894 re brother Edward Richard, a baker, 29 years, born Bermondsey, London, who left England in 1892; his parents have not heard since.  2 pages, List 41.

BLAKE, Thomas Jnr., wrote from Coolgardie WA in 1899 re his father of the same name.  He was a blacksmith, c48 years, working in Melbourne recently.  Mother and rest and family went to W.A. to work and haven’t heard from him; suffers from heart problem.  12 pages, List 42.

BLAND, Robert, sought by sister Mrs. C.G. DICKIE, Mount Pleasant, South Australia in 1901.  He is blind, has been in Melbourne.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

BLAND, William Oliver, left wife in Hawthorn in 1906 and went to Sydney.  Using name William Bernard Oliver he claimed to be a widower and persuaded Miss J. FERGIE of Darling Point to loan him money; they were to be married but he returned to Melbourne and she hadn’t heard from him, so asks police help to find him.  11 pages, List 26.

BLENKHORN, Mrs. Victor of Railton, Tasmania, wrote in 1938 re adoption of child of Dora May SMITH, late of Devonport, but now of Melbourne; needs form signed.  6 pages, List 2.

BLOSSE, E.F. Lyell, given money by Dr. W. MALONEY of Melbourne in 1899, to enable him to get to Mildura and employment, but borrows money there and disappears.  7 pages, List 25

BLOUSTEIN, Matilda and daughter Syra ‘connected with the dramatic profession’ charged with resisting and assaulting police after being served with an ejection order by estate agent P.M. DALY at Carlton in 1894. 21 pages, including letter of complaint from Bloustein.  List 1.

BLOWER, Alfred, charged with larceny on his employer State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Tongala in 1928.  Believed to have joined his friend Arthur Edward GILES in Western Australia; along with his wife, baby and three sons.  English, aged 48 years.  Found.  19 pages, some duplication, List 59.

BLUETT, Mrs Margaret, and children Joseph and Francis, deserted by her husband Patrick in 1909; he was Irish, c60 years, a navvy.  Not found.  4 pages, List 88.

BOARDER, William.  Died in NSW bush in 1877, was from Shepherd’s Bush London England.  Mrs. A.K. TOWLE of Carlton asks if she can have his personal possessions to forward on to his sister Amy in England.  8 pages, List 5.

BOARDMAN, Alfred, blacksmith, came from Mount Gambier to Melbourne in 1909, then returned and left seven children behind.  Report on their condition etc.  6 pages, List 54.

BOCH, Mallah and Mahomed Rabib, both Indian Hakim doctors; Echuca police write re them being licensed in 1898; poster on file.  3 pages, List 17.

BODIN, Mrs. Redfern, wrote in 1917 re maintenance not forthcoming from her husband Alexander at Mordialloc; 7 years since she took out an order.  6 pages, List 72.

BODDY, Mrs., accidently burnt to death at Burnley in 1900.  4 pages, List 51

BODIN, Alexander.  Wife writes from Redfern NSW in 1913; she is getting 10/- maintenance per week from him but is in poor health and seeks more money.  Found, running hairdressing business with sister, but is himself in poor health and cannot give more.  Claims wife a drunkard.  6 pages, List 32.

BOFFEY, Sarah, widow, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1913; Neighbour Amelia COX.  Taken to hospital.  5 pages, List 92.

BOLAND, Michael, and brothers Patrick and Thomas, sought by unknown person in 1897 (original letter not on file).  Patrick found at Smeaton, Michael in NSW; both elderly.  15 pages, List 39.

BOLDINI, Walter, Carlton, 1905, asks police to help trace Harry and Molly COOPER, last heard of in Qld.  Her sister Florence Lizzie HAMPTON is in asylum under name of Ida DENNY.  Harry Cooper suspicious of request, but police reveal Boldini was genuine, he had lived with her for 8 years.  16 pages, List 23.

BOLGER. Child lost in the bush in Yea district, 1899. Letter of thanks from parents, accounts for expenses incurred etc. List 2.

BOLMARCICH, Matteo.  Austro-Hungarian Consul sought him in 1908.  6 pages, List 5.

BOLT, Franklyn Page, deserted wife Eileen Elizabeth at St. Kilda in 1917, taking their child Barbara with him.  Arrested in Sydney, warrant then withdrawn.  40 pages, many duplicates, List 70.

BOLTON, Henry Edward, applies to join force in 1900.  Formerly served 3 years in Qld.  force, 27 years, Qld discharge parchment and newspaper cuttings on file.  5 pages, List 22.

BOLTON, R.W., wrote from Corowa NSW in 1896, wanting police help in getting his daughter Rose, 15 years, returned to him from Oakleigh Convent.  3 pages, List 36.

BOLTON, William Richard.  Charged with being a neglected child at Northcote in 1894.  Father Richard is interstate, aunt Mrs. COOK of Northcote.  9 pages, List 7.

BOMB OUTRAGE. Letter exploded at Lands Purchase Office, 1914, injuring Frederick LEE, Thomas HASTIE and Reg. Gordon JONES. Anonymous letter in 1919 implicates Robert LAWRENCE or SPENCER, but he was  exonerated.  List 1.

BOMBING of Greek Club, Lonsdale St., 1928.  List of those injured, and details of various other bombings that occurred, blamed on wharf labourers opposed to ‘free’ labourers.  Photos of weapons and bombs, letters from informants, reports etc.  A very large file.  List 61.

BONDIETTI, Basilis, found guilty of murdering Carlo COMISTO near Seymour in 1876 and executed.  File covers various reports on him and his activities and disposal of his property.  29 pages, List 34.

BONE, Charles.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1898 re Thomas LUNEY/LOONEY who fathered his daughter Nancy Jane’s child in 1891, and was ordered to pay maintenance for 14 years, but went interstate and has not paid anything for 4 years.  11 pages, List 19.

BONIFACE, Jessie, removed from nurse Jessie PHILLIPS, Prahran, by her mother Jessie Dunlop Boniface in 1896, and died shortly afterwards.  Anonymous letter alleges ill-treatment.  Phillips then took in Willy O’NEIL, 8 months, mother Lizzie, single.  8 pages, List 37.

BONNICK, Mrs E., Gympie, Qld., sought by daughter Mary FREEMAN, Hopevale near Rainbow, in 1913.  Found.  4  pages, List 93.

BOOL, Richard, left Taunton England c1856, with his family, last heard of at Kyneton c1873, he was a marble mason.  Information sought by F. Bool, Tarnagulla in 1896.  Police find he died in Melbourne c1878, left 2 sons and son in law Parker.  9 pages, List 30.

BOOTH, Edward, deserted wife Emily at Broken Hill in 1906; father William is at Richmond.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

BOOTH, Mrs. Margaret.  File re alleged abortion and death in 1894.  Husband Peter had gone to Western Australia from Port Melbourne.  6 pages, List 13.

BORAN, Henry John, 20 years, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1904; has a sister Kitty, a barmaid at Richmond.  Not found.  6 pages, List 68.

BORTHWICK, Hector Roy and Margaret, on a soldier settlement block near Colac in 1924, when they entered into an arrangement, at the suggestion of Land Board Inspector Mark HAGER, with John RITCHIE, chemist, Colac,  for him to purchase the next block and later transfer it to them.  They paid HAGER, and in 1928 the matter came to light and he was dismissed.  11 pages, List 60.

BOSSE, Elenor, Christina and Mary, sought by J. BOWMAN, Pleystowe, Mackay, Qld., in 1909, on behalf of their uncle.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

BOSSWARD, Mrs Avis, Hobart, wrote in 1907 re her daughter Avis Adella STUBBS nee Bossward, who left her home in Hastings to go to Hobart and never returned, leaving her husband William and son Harold behind.  She has had the care of the child.  She has heard that her daughter is in Victoria; not found.  9 pages, List 82.

BOSSWARD, Mrs. Avis, Tasmania, wrote in 1907 re her daughter Avis STUBBS who left 2 years ago; encloses letter for her which is still on file.  Various people are interviewed, one claimed that her name was DILLON not Stubbs.  14 pages, List 83.

BOSSWARD, Mrs Avis.  Grandson Harold Charles STUBBS, 10 years wrote in 1909 asking police to find his mother, hasn’t heard from her for 7 years.  File reports may have remarried to Alfred GLOAR.  Not found.  16 pages, List 89.

BOTT, Henry Theodore. Child, lost at Cowes Swamp between Echuca and Kerang in 1879. Father Henry asks local police to investigate Queensland newspaper report of child found living in the wild, as he believes the child was kidnapped. Gives physical description. 4 pages, List 2.

BOUCHAUD, Eugene.  French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 seeking information about him, Barthelemy JOCGS and Augusta DUCHAMEL.  9 pages, List 5.

BOULTON, William, recent arrival from W.A., died at George Hotel South Melbourne in 1899, and buried as a pauper.  David WHYTE, Midland Junction, Perth WA writes seeking details.  Boulton was 48 years, married, but separated from wife.  He is in touch with his parents in the U.K.  12 pages, List 39.

BOUNDY, J.V., secretary of Victorian Branch of Utility Pigeon Breeders Association of Australia reported in 1917 that member Dr Julian SMITH has had some pigeons stolen and offers reward for return.  Back of letterhead lists members of Association.  4 pages, List 73.

BOURKE, Susan, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1897 re her son Robert, who had worked for William JOHNSON at Hedi, but not been paid his wages.  Found working there for a W. BURKE.  6 pages, List 41.

BOURKE, W.H. of Richmond, complains of local police aggression at fireworks display; includes reference from his previous employer G.W. HARRIS of Mt. Gambier, as a sign of his respectability.  6 pages, List 3.

BOW, Frederick, reported missing from his home in North Melbourne in 1899.  He was a plumber, believed to have committed suicide.  In 1900 solicitors enquire as to his whereabouts.  13 pages, List 45.

BOWDEN, James. Also known as DE GRASSE. Florence GRASS writes two letters from hospital to police department in 1918, claiming to be his wife and he has left her. Police find he has a wife and family in Brisbane, is 69 years of age. Florence is c27 yrs of age. He subsequently returns to Melbourne. 12 pages.

BOWEN, William George.  Information sought by mother Mrs. J.W. KEARNEY, Adamstown, Newcastle, NSW.  Hwas at the Gordon Institute and is traced through various employments.  8 pages, List 67.

BOWLER, Henry.  Living at 1 Howarth St., Brunswick in 1905 when house destroyed by fire.  2 pages, List 17.

BOWMAN, Ernest, of Yarra Junction, died in Melbourne Hospital in 1908.  His brother at Bairnsdale asks details of the estate and property.  15 pages, List 84.

BOWRING, Mrs. Gordon, asks police to find her husband in W.A. in 1897; hasn’t heard for 3 months.  Found; son is at Northam.  6 pages, List 20.

BOYCE, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Herbert, tied up and robbed in their house at Surrey Hills in 1887.  Neighbour LEGGE stayed with her when husband went for police.  Report on crime and police doubts on file.  20 pages, List 56.

BOYCE, Frank, wounded at Gallipoli, living in Carlton in 1916 and drinking heavily; falsely gains money from charity.  Report on case; son is also in the AIF.  12 pages, List 79.

BOYCE, Theodore, wrote from Marlo in 1895, seeking admission in the force.  2 pages, List 29.

BOYD’S AMERICAN PRESS AGENCY.  Report loss of bike in 1897.  Letterhead has photo of young men with bicycles.  2 pages, List 20.

BOYELDIEN, Mrs., North Melbourne, unknown woman found in dying condition in her home, and taken to hospital where she died, 1901.  Photo of woman taken in attempt to identify her, 45-50 years of age, said she came from Fitzroy.  1 page and photo.  List 52.

BOYLE, Charles, labourer, Fitzroy, bought land at St. Albans from Francis Henry WILLIAMSON alias MEROTT, but it was not owned by him.  Williamson arrested, but charge withdrawn.  Photo, 7 pages, List 58.

BOYNTON, Mrs., Footscray  Deserted by her husband in 1894.  James and John NANCE went surety for him but he has disappeared.  15 pages, List 24.

BRABENDER, Mrs. K.  of Woorinen via Swan Hill, wrote in 1938 re her daughter Amy, 18 yrs old, who was living with the MADDY family, and wanted to marry their son.  Asks police to stop arrangement and put her in a home.  5 pages, List 2.

BRACEGIRDLE, S.E. of Balmain NSW, wrote in 1883 re the ALDRED family. Her orphan servant girl belonged to the family.  List 1.

BRACKEN, Mrs., out of probation from Kew Asylum in 1909, when her daughter Kitty reports her missing; found.  3 pages, List 53.

BRACKEN, Hugh, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADFORD, William James, 29 years, injured in a brawl with William THOMAS and Roy SHERRIN at Collingwood in 1907.  Subsequently died.  Large file.  List 81.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Frances, wife of Joseph, Foster; in 1901 took in Flora, child of Peter MICHEL to care for her, but he has failed to pay maintenance and in 1902 she seeks police help to locate him.  27 pages, List 61.

BRADSTREET, Mrs. E., North Melbourne, wrote in 1903 re her son Theodore James, not heard from for some months, was with McDonald exploring party in Qld.  Found.  7  pages, List 65.

BRADY, H.A., Royal Mail Hotel, Birregurra, formerly in police force, wrote in 1909 asking for a certificate of character; has been charged after assaulting a man who ‘behaved indecently’ towards of his sons.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADY, Thomas.  Formerly of 2/11th Regiment and N.S.W. police, applies for position in 1865.  5 pages, List 4.

BRADY, William. Murdered 1897. William Myles PHILLIPS arrested.  List 1.

BRAGG, Mrs. Annie, widow, South Melbourne, dying, she appeals to police to get her eldest son Gilbert, 29 years, away from Queenie WALKER, a brothel keeper; details of family situation given.  5 pages, List 93.

BRANCIFORTE, Sebastiano, and other Italians, injured when a bomb was thrown at the house they were living in at 15 Howard Street West Melbourne in 1928.  Others injured were Circio Guiseppe, Amento Santo, Cassone Salvatore and Angelo Limosanti.  14 pages, List 60.

BRANDER, Edwin, died 1876 aged 67 years; married Louisa DUNCAN in England, and had one daughter Louisa who married William PENNY.  Fanny CLARKE wrote from England in 1895 re family; her letter not on file.  Grandson William Penny of the Stock Exchange traced.  17 pages, List 29.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BRAY, Blanche. Barmaid at Pitt’s Café in Melbourne, 1874. Engaged to Mr. SNYDER, late agent for circus, but broken off. Flirted with Mathew O’SHANNESY and Sidney SMITH, then disappeared. Foul play suspected, but she returns to Mrs. PITT.  List 1.

BREARLEY, Percy Clarence, Inglewood, purchased a bicycle in 1928 from local agent for Henry A. JACKSON, North Melbourne, but failed to pay it off, so Jackson lodges a complaint.  He is traced and found to be in the UK; had sold the bike to John TREVASKIS of Shepparton.  13 pages, List 60.

BREEDING, William, deserted wife Elless and 4 children at Semaphore, South Australia in 1909; believed in Melbourne with May THOMPSON.  Found.  6 pages, List 90.

BREEN, James. Glen Wills. Arrested for failing to pay maintenance on illegitimate child by Maggie PAYNE, but found to be wrong person. Seeks compensation, 1895.  List 1.

BREEN, Michael.  Wrote from Daysdale via Corowa, NSW in 1906, asking police to find his wife who has taken their four year old daughter and left with Larry WILLIAMS.  They have four other children.  3 pages, List 4.

BRENNAN, Ellen Agnes, c41 years, injured in a fire in 1905 and unable to work, so supported by charity for awhile, but police ask to find relatives; brother Charles, Bendigo, corn dealer located.  7 pages, List 64.

BRENNAN, John, left wife at Normanton in 1892, not heard from since.  Mrs. J. GOLDEN, Richmond, Qld, wrote in 1903 asking police to find him.  ‘Sister has been very ill for some months.’  He was a railway ganger, believed to be at Woodend.  Not found.  11 pages, List 66.

BRETHERTON, Dora nee WARBY, claimed in 1928 that Colin CRANE and Durham MARCEL, actor and stage manager, committed perjury in the court case Bretherton vs MAJOR in 1924.  A large file, it gives the background and traces the movements of the pair before they appeared in court.  List 58.

BRETT, Myrtle Isla, gave false age when marrying Albert Carey PAGE in 1916; they were both under age.  Her mother threatens to make a formal complaint, but changes mind.  Mrs Brett was deserted years ago and is living with Stephen MILLER by whom she has 4 children.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 79.

BREUR, Edward Adolph alias BRAUN alias MULHENS, enquired for by German Consul in Sydney in 1906. Married there as Braun, last heard of in Bendigo. Found. 7 pages, List 2.

BREWER, Andrew, left wife and 3 children in Ipswich Qld in 1895 and came to Melbourne for work; formerly in H.M. Navy and British Railways.  Rev. Alfred DAVIES of St Thomas’s church Ipswich writes.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

BREWSTER, Charles A., wrote from Barraba, NSW in 1902.  He is a mounted trooper there, 33 years old, would like to join Victorian police.  2 pages, List 61.

BRIDGES, Arthur, 12 years, accidentally run over by a train near Newport in 1900; lost leg.  Spencer John BARKMAN was with him.  2 pages, List 49.

BRIDSON, Thomas H., wrote from Sydney in 1919.  He had recently arrived from the U.S. and was the eldest son of Hugh, ‘late police magistrate of the western district located at Sofala’.  He is trying to settle his father’s estate and has been told he had land at Geelong by John LANE, a soldier in France, who asks him to give a small reward to his widowed sister when he succeeds in getting the land.  Very detailed file shows that Hugh died in 1877, the place meant is Gulgong and the land is worthless.  17 pages, List 71.

BRIGHT, G.H., Bendigo, wrote numerous bizarre letters in 1915 to the Chief Commissioner on religious and political matters.  He lived with his mother and kept the letters secret from her.  This is a large file.  List 80.

BRIGHTWELL, Walter B., sought in 1909 by mother Eugenia, Chowey Siding, Gayndah Line, Qld.  He left Qld for Melbourne in 1908; an assistant surveyor.  Not found.  9 pages, List 91.

BRISBANE POLICE wrote in 1896 asking for details of Stanley GRAHAM, who was awaiting trial there.  They had found a letter from sister Emma HORNE of Ballarat, who confirms that his real name is Horne and that he had been convicted in Victoria of a crime but she didn’t know details.  6 pages, List 37.

BRITTON, Albert.  Incomplete one page letter from Queenstown South Australia, 1919, written by wife.  He left her 2 yrs ago, was believed to be with his sister Lucille.  Rest of file missing.  1 page, List 3.

BROADBENT, Audrey, in 1928 made pregnant by Edward WEBSTER, who arranged an abortion by Mary SCHAFER of Middle Park.  Audrey’s mother Frances reports her suspicions to police who investigate.  A large file, List 58.

BROADWOOD, Mary, Bute, South Australia, wrote in 1903, asking advice as to whether she could marry again, as has met someone.  Married when 16 to Frederick Broadwood at Mt. Eccles in 1890, after 8 years he deserted her and their 4 children for another woman.   4 pages, List 464.

BROCKWAY, T., Broken Hill, concerned about sister Annie in 1901, now living with her sister at Blackburn; she has been in the Adelaide Asylum and is now acting strangely.  9 pages, List 52.

BRODRIBB, R.H., St. Arnaud, 1905; applies to join police force, 21 years.  Brother Malcolm concerned, has gone missing.  10 pages, List 23.

BROMLEY, Mrs. Used by police to trap abortionists, 1898.  List 1.

BROMLEY, Edward.  Deserted wife Jemima in Richmond, after drawing up maintenance agreement in 1901.  In 1904 she writes from interstate, asking police to find him.  8 pages, List 10.

BROOKS, Charles, Traralgon, Gippsland, applied to join force in 1901 but in the meantime charged with theft.  3 pages, List 51.

BROOKS, Frederick Augustus alias F.J. DESMOND.  Deserted wife Elizabeth and five children at Hawthorn in 1896.  He is a traveller with cyclorama entertainments.  BEST & HALL, solicitors, Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1900, seeking his whereabouts.  9 pages, List 44.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BROOKSHAW, A.E. Private, wrote 4 letters from Heliopolis, Egypt in 1916, begging police to find his wife and persuade her to return to their children whom she had abandoned and were being cared for by Mrs. BALLANTYNE in Newmarket.  Found.  16 pages, List 76.

BROOMFIELD, William, sought by niece Matilda BRODIN of Canterbury, NSW in 1897.  Was in Victorian police force c30 years ago.  Copy of letter from Royal Irish Constabulary on file.  6 pages, List 38.

BROPHY, Francis, 15 years, died at Braybrook in 1900, son of Sarah.  ‘This child was an idiot since birth …’.  7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, Byron, Caledonia Hotel, Hobart, in 1917 asks police to find his wife Eva Ruth and children Heathcote Byron, Phyllis Irene and Beryl Ruth; believed with her sister Doll CARMAN.  Found.  7 pages, List 74.

BROWN, Ernest Robert, deserted his 5 illegitimate children by Sophia Irene JONES in 1917, believed in Brisbane.  Not found.  4 pages, List 72.

BROWN, George, deserted wife Robina at Clunes in 1899.  A miner, 24 years, believed to have taken ship to Sydney under an alias with Mrs. ARMSTRONG and her child.  File mainly concerns police failure to produce warrant in time to prevent trip.  40 pages, List 25.

BROWN, Henry Baker, Koondrook, asks police in 1908 to contact his son William Henry at Glanville South Australia; needs assistance.  Found.  11 pages, List 85.

BROWN, J.J., deserted wife and five children at Geelong in 1909; saddler.  He is found interstate and details of his lifestyle given.  12 pages, List 87.

BROWN, James, wrote from Winton Qld in 1906 re his stepfather Frank DE WELDON, whose wife and children he has supported for 2 years.  He has heard that De Weldon died in Ballarat in 1905 and estate was to be left to him.   Report reveals he was destitute.  7 pages, List 26.

BROWN, John Hall.  Wife wrote from Otford, Illawarra Line, NSW in 1905, seeking his whereabouts.  They were from the U.K., arriving c1904.  He went to Ballarat and she hasn’t heard from him nor received any maintenance.  She has 5 children to support.  Not found.  6 pages, List 23.

BROWN, Lionel Percy Aiden, deserted wife Edith Ann at Dimboola in 1918.  He was a returned soldier, wounded at Gallipoli, 27 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 75.

BROWN, Martha, wife of James, died Macedon 1866, child James also died.  Allegation of neglect of child is raised with police; family lived at Middle Gully and another child had previously drowned.  10 pages, List 35.

BROWN, Sarah, Green Park, Horsham, deserted by husband Peter in 1904.  4 pages, List 68.

BROWN, Violet Muriel, wife of John, mother of Muriel Jean, 3 years, Sarah 5years and Walter 2 years, reports that someone has sexually interfered with Muriel in 1919.  Police find she suffered an accident, no evidence of assault.  10 pages, List 31.

BROWNE, Graham, Dr.  Wife Isabella, Fitzroy, wrote in 1900, asking discreet enquiries into him.  He had gone to Western Australia as Medical Officer at Mount Magnet Hospital, and was to write, but hasn’t done so.  Police find he is an alcoholic.  13 pages, List 48.

BRUCE, A., Boisdale.  Wrote in 1910, has a motor bike, is 17 years old; queries refusal to give him a licence.  3 pages, List 54.

BRUCE, Alfred, deserted wife Amy at Alberton in 1901.  He was 25-30 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

BRUCE, Grace, St Kilda, adopted grand-daughter 4 year old Clara ROWLAND in Sydney c1906.  In 1908 child’s mother asks police to find them; not found.  8 pages, List 87.

BRUCE, Henry George, deserted wife and 3 children.  In 1899 Rev. J.B. RONALD of South Melbourne asks police to trace him; believed to be in Mount Bischoff in Tasmania; not found.  11 pages, List 41.

BRUNT, Mrs. Allen.  Wrote two letters from Burwood near Sydney in 1903; she had seen a newspaper report of a Kate MORGAN deserting her adopted child and wonders if this is her sister Kate Margaret HALL, who is ‘mentally afflicted’ and was last heard of going to Melbourne.  Police report it is not the same person – Morgan was the wife of a farmer at Nar Nar Goon, and her maiden name was TREACY.  8 pages, List 6.

BRUTON, Mrs. Caroline, writes from Adelaide in 1906 re her 15 year old grand-daughter Alice PHELAN who has gone to Melbourne.  Police find she is working for Mr. BEACONSFIELD, tobacconist of Collingwood.  Postcard and letter on file.  13 pages, List 26.

BRYCE, Christina, daughter of Thomas and Christina, adopted by James DAVIS of Epsom in 1861.  Her brother Thomas apprenticed to butcher John TERRANS of Bendigo.  Report from Coroner on proceedings which followed death of mother.  5 pages, List 13.

BRYCE, Mrs. J., Launceston, Tasmania.  Her unmarried daughter came to Melbourne in 1916 and stayed at lodging house of Mrs. PETERSON, Fitzroy.  Took ill and taken to hospital where she gave birth to a son; used the name Hilda EVANS, which was false.  Mother informed.  4 pages, List 77.

BRYSON, Houston Stewart.  Information sought by daughter living in Middle Park in 1900.  He was a contractor/builder, c61 years, believed to be in Bairnsdale district.  Found.  12 pages, List 43.

BUBONIC PLAGUE, 1900.  Series of reports on various outbreaks in Melbourne.  Places mentioned were 1 Rouse St., Port Melbourne, 132 Westgarth St., Fitzroy, occupied by Alfred HANDS and a hoax on Mr ALLARD who lived in Ashley St., Brighton.  Large file.  List 44.

BUCHAN, William, left at St Joseph’s Convent Surrey Hills in 1902 and adopted by Miss McCann of Timor West.  In 1913 he wrote asking details of his parentage; advised to write to Registry.  2 pages, List 94.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Clara, Waterloo Sydney, in 1909; he was 67 years and a broom seller.  Found.  7 pages, List 88.

BUCK, Andrew Alexander, wrote from Sydney in 1900 re Thomas TUMETH, who had left there with Buck’s wife and son Frederick and gone to Melbourne; was using name THOMPSON.  Another letter in 1907.  20 pages, List 70.

BUCK, Arthur, sentenced to death for murder of Kate NAUGHTON in 1906.  Background given; born Victoria, 27 years.  Kate lived with Silas MOYLE under name of McNULTY; her husband James Naughton is in gaol.  She had lived with Buck previously.  7 pages, List 27.

BUCKMASTER, George, Private Enquiry Agent, wrote from Buxgunyah, Woolloongabba, Qld, in 1896 on behalf of the mother of James and William MURNANE, natives of Midleton, Co. Cork Ireland, who were last heard of in Gippsland.  She is anxious to hear from them.  Not found despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 36.

BULLEN, Leopold R., died Melbourne Hospital in 1890.  Unnamed brother in U.S.A. seeks details of his estate in 1894; original letter not on file. 9 pages, List 38.

BURDETT, Miss, Tamworth NSW, wrote in 1917 re soldier Ernest Harold DONNELLY, No. 4060, born Tamworth, who had deserted.  6 pages, List 75.

BURFORD, George Thomas, sought by brother Jack, Sydney, in 1915.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

BURGESS, Madame and COLLINS, Miss.  Continental Tea Rooms, St. Kilda; worried about soldiers attacking their premises, 1916.  List 6.

BURGESS, Francis T., left his 3 girls with Miss Eliza Mulqueeny and went to Western Australia.  She failed to support them, and one was adopted, while Ellen and Olive went to their aunt Mrs. Jane GLEW of Footscray, who maintained them until 1900, when she wrote to police asking them to locate him and get him to pay for their care.  She had 7 children of her own, and a sick husband.  Police locate him.  22 pages, List 44.

BURGESS, Richard, charged and found guilty of rape of Elizabeth PARSONS at Trentham in 1900.  Details of case.  43 pages, List 47.

BURGESS, John H., wrote in 1906 re his daughter Adelaide Frances Margaret Bird, who had left for Melbourne, concerned about her welfare.  7 pages, List 71.

BURKE, James. Charged with indecent assault on Stella HOLDERNESS, 8 year old daughter of Charlton postmaster in 1881. Burke was a postal employee. 22 pages, List 2.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Hope St., Geelong, complained of treatment by police in 1905. Report states she is delusional; son Patrick and daughter Mary had both attempted suicide.  3 pages, List 52.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Yackandandah, complained in 1917 that the warrant for her husband James Robert is not being served; believes her brother in law George BEATTY and wife Blanche know where he is.  7 pages, List 75.

BURKE, Minnie, accidentally in 1909.  Sister Mrs A. WATT, Warwick Qld., asks location of effects.  6 pages, List 91.

BURKE, Rickard, chief correspondent, Taxation Department NSW, wrote a five page letter in 1900, asking for a confidential report on his wife she is ‘young, dressy and very pretty’.  She went as a lady’s maid to someone in Melbourne, but he suspects she had an affair with PATON who left Sydney at the same time. A second letter cancels request.  7 pages, List 45.

BURKE, Robert O’Hara, hairdresser, Hampton.  Wrote to police in 1915 re his niece Lillian Evelyn YOUNG, of Sebastopol, who answered a letter for a domestic servant and was asked to go to a house in South Yarra, run by Mrs. Margaret WARDLEY or LEIGH, and found it was a ‘house of assignation’.  Wardley has a friend James O’DWYER.  Interview with Young on file.  13 pages, List 2.

BURKE, William, taken from parents by police when 8 years old, now 21 and asks details of location of parents and siblings John, Mary and Thomas, in 1898.  Police find they were admitted to the Industrial Schools, both parents, William and Annie were drunkards.  He was fostered out to a Mrs. Kane of Bendigo.  He wrote from Cunningham in Gippsland, but had left there by the time report forwarded.  They attempt to find him.  18 pages, List 21.

BURKE, William, c60 yrs, born Ireland, living at Mt Blowhard, found in a destitute and dying condition and admitted to hospital in Melbourne, 1905. 4pages, List 11.

BURNESS, Henry, attempted suicide at South Melbourne in 1909; wife Jane and boarded James BOASE provide statement to police.  No prosecution.  9 pages, List 91.

BURNESS, Madge, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1908; suicide note on file, addressed to friend Alice TAYLOR.  Brother John, miner of Enoch’s Point contacted, and will care for her.  No prosecution.  19 pages, List 84.

BURNETT, Matthew. Reformer, 1879 poster.  List 1.

BURNS, Annie nee DILLON, employed as female searcher at Melbourne police station; appeals her employment termination in 1908.  10 pages, List 87.

BURNS, Elizabeth, died suddenly at Burnley in 1900, c24 years, living with father and sister.  2 pages, List 51.

BURNS, Flora, died after alleged abortion by chemist READER at Warracknabeal in 1901; exhumation of body, costs to police etc.  Large file, List 51.

BURNS, James, farmer, residing near Melbourne, fleeced at Flemington race course in 1891 by two men he subsequently identified as Henry MILLER and Alick BELL, who were from Sydney.  Asks police to deal with them; report states they are aided by George ADAMS who lives with brothel keeper Charlotte CAIN.  6 pages, List 55.

BURNS, John, sought by Edward F. CONYERS, Petersham Sydney in 1908, on behalf of his brother Edward Burns, who is a tenant on Conyer’s uncle’s estate Castletown Conyers Ireland.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BURNS, Matthew, Windsor, asks police help in 1899 with his unnamed brother who is an alcoholic and making life miserable for the family.  5 pages, List 76.

BURROWS, E., Greytown near Nagambie; wrote in 1903 complaining of Amelia SMITH’s morals; her sister is living with – GORDON, and has 3 children by him.  10 pages, List 65.

BURT, Maud, 17½ years, left her home at Bacchus Marsh in 1913, believed with John BERRY, c23 years, who had been employed by John WILLS a farmer there.  His mother lived in Cheshire.  Photo of the couple on file.  Information sought by Miss Emily ALLEN.  Not found.  4 pages, List 92.

BURTON, Mary Ann, old age pensioner, died 1917, buried Tallangatta cemetery; son Samuel was to pay costs, but cleared off.  George H. FRANKS, cemetery trust secretary, tried to gain access to her remaining pension money, held in post office, to pay costs.  Supported by local police.  8 pages, List 19.

BUSH FIRES CONFERENCE re prevention of, conducted by Minister of Forests A.F. RICHARDSON, MLC.  A very large file which covers 1927/1928.  List 60.

BUSHBY, Charles, condemned to death by shooting of police Sergeant HYLAND in 1885.  10 pages, List 57.

BUTCHER, Mrs. Elsie, wrote from Hobart Tasmania in 1919 re husband Henry George.  A private in 5th Battalion he had returned to Melbourne but hadn’t arrived there yet, and she is concerned.  Photo of him in uniform on file.  Found in Richmond, by which time she has joined him.  12 pages, List 21.  See Introduction re photograph copying.

BUTLER, Mrs. Anne, farmer, Eden Park, Woodstock near Donnybrook, wrote letters in 1903, complaining of various things.  She was widowed in 1872, has 9 children.  15 pages, List 64.

BUTLER, David.  Murdered at Mansfield in 1899.  Large file.  List 17.

BUTLER, Ellen, Clifton Hill, died in 1900 after abortion by Isabella Elizabeth DOWNEY who was charged with murder.  Expenses claim by medical man etc.  7 pages, List 44.

BUTLER, Hannah.  Wrote two letters in 1898 re her son Thomas W. Butler, a hairdresser, last heard from in Melbourne.  One letter was from Ultimo, the other from Pyrmont.  Found.  17 pages, List 3.

BUTLER, Ida, abandoned in Little Bourke Street in 1913 and made a Ward of the State.  In 1916 her father Walter, living interstate, applies to have her returned, as does her mother.  Ida is now 10 years old.  Refused.  9 pages, List 79.

BUTLER, Maggie, fell through skylight of Prince of Wales Hotel, Geelong, in 1896 and later died in hospital.  Was a domestic there; relatives in Ballarat collect body.  Fellow servant Emily McKirdy’s testimony on file.  7 pages, List 30.

BUTT, Charles, wrote from Bulumwaal in 1894, complaining of Charles AH HING who kept a disreputable shanty there.  Ah Hing also wrote to department about attitude of local Sergt of police; he employed a young girl named MOONEY to help his European wife.  Newspaper cutting on file show that Ah Hing was charged with wounding James AH KEW at Bairnsdale.  20 pages, List 24.

BUTTOLPH, Robert, died in Melbourne hospital in 1900; single, clerk, 64 years, had cut his own throat.  9 pages, List 49.

BUTTON, Mrs. K., Perth, Tasmania, widow, wrote in 1910 her only son Jack who went to Victoria for the Show and hasn’t returned; 20 years.  9 pages, List 91.

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CADZOW, John.  Information sought in 1904 by wife Maggie, wrote on letterhead of KRICHELDORFF Studios, Melbourne; found interstate.  6 pages, List 68.

CAHILL, J.J., applied to join force in 1895 but was rejected on medical grounds because of cold.  Seeks another examination, but fails that as well.  Was born 1875, a telegraph messenger at Pyramid Hill.  7 pages, List 29.

CAHILL, Cornelius James, deserted wife Mary in Western Australia; found in Adelaide in 1900.  File re cost of extradiction.  12 pages, List 44.

CALCOTT, David, deserted wife at Trentham in 1867.  Head Teacher at Common School, Robert BICKHAM (??) writes on her behalf.  Calcott was last heard of near Wickliffe.  2 pages, List 35.

CALDER, M.S., secretary of the Tatura Hospital Sports Committee, asked Chief Commissioner in 1901 if Constable James KELLY  (Hercules) could again perform feats of strength at their carnival.  Posters of 1900 and 1901 event on file, and previous correspondence.  Permission refused as Kelly had recently behaved badly.  20 pages, List 52.

CALDWELL, William, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1905 re his son George, who had stowed away on a ship to Melbourne with Arthur ISLES and Leslie McGRATH and was sentenced to gaol.  Asks police help to return him home.  6 pages, List 63.

CALLAWAY, William Joseph, deserted wife Blanche, Mosmans Bay, NSW in 1904; frequents gambling places.  Robert W. FRASER also writes.  11 pages, List 68.

CALNIN, Michael,  sought by wife in Clifton Hill, in 1903; last heard of at Bena butter factory, they have 6 children and he has not sent maintenance.  6 pages,  List 6.

CAMERON, A.M., Hamilton, applied for Mounted Police in 1898, 21 years, born there.  1 page, List 20.

CAMERON, Henry, c20 years, charged with several offences at Dromana in 1919, including theft from Roy KIDMAN, Ralph and Mildred STENNETT and Clive Prell FAIRBAIRN, who employed him briefly.  Elizabeth MITCHELL, maid, mentioned, and letter from Mrs. M.R. FAIRBAIRN on file.  Cameron is c20 years old.  30 pages, List 27.

CAMERON, Maggie, 12 years old in 1900, daughter of John and Annie, Port Melbourne, alleges assault by several boys, Harry WEEGE (10 years) , Richard BENDER (12 years), Jack CROFT (6 years and Albert BRIGHT (10 years).  9 pages, List 49.

CAMERON, Mrs. May, wrote from Ballarat East in 1899, asking confidential report on prisoner EVANS alias Samuel PRICE, believes he may be her brother, hasn’t heard from him for 4 years.  He was a plumber, born 1870.  Reply confirms not him.  7 pages, List 42.

CAMPBELL, Alexander, scene painter, went from Sydney to Melbourne in 1895 with theatre crowd; wife seeks his whereabouts.  He had signed the pledge but ‘when he gets the demon he will go awry for days and days.’  9 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Archibald, sought by Miss J. NELSON, Wangaratta, in 1909.  She gave birth to his child in 1900 and he has never paid maintenance despite a court order.  His mother Mrs BLOWES lives in Buln Buln.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

CAMPBELL, George, wrote to Chief Commissioner in 1914 from McIvor Hotel, Maryborough, where he was employed, to report an indecent assault on local girl – DUNSTAN by train conductor, (identified as J. BENNETT Moonee Ponds).  The girl’s mother Harriet refuses to allow court case as she is ‘fragile’.  Bennett is sacked.  Campbell previously knew CCP when employed at Sale.  11 pages, List 76.

CAMPBELL, Peter. Bush missionary, killed by train, 1886.  List 1.

CAMPBELL, Roy Malcolm, charged with larceny on Edward George KENT, Carlton, in 1928.  He was a printer, 23 years; group photo on file, 5 pages, List 60.

CANHAM, Kate, wrote from Fairfield in 1900.  Was forced to place her son with William MENTON of the Mission Schools in Melbourne, and he sent him to J. SELLICK, farmer at South Jeffcott.  Her son hasn’t answered her letters.  Found.  7 pages, List 47.

CANHAM, William, old age pensioner, Collingwood, jumped into Yarra river in 1909 and rescued by Alfred Percy PULMAN.  4 pages, List 53.

CAPON, William, labourer, drowned at Woolert in 1896, letters from relatives George Capon, Westcombe Park and Charles Capon, Cockayne Hatley, on file.  14 pages, List 50.

CARBIS, James, died at Narrandera Hospital NSW in 1900.  Local Registrar asks for family details, but no relatives traced in Victoria.  11 pages, List 46.

CARBUHN, James and Mary.  Charged with ill-treating Eva Rosena MURRAY at Sorrento.  Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children investigates; notes on file.  Witness Elena MELROSE.  Case dismissed.  Large file, List 3.

CAREWTHERS (CARRUTHERS?) Mrs. Mary, Abbotsford, took Lysol and admitted to hospital in 1918.  Report on.  4 pages, List 69.

CAREY, Emil, wrote from Village Settlement, Yarragon in 1896 re wife who went to Melbourne for medical treatment 5 weeks prior, and hasn’t returned.  Police find she had been with her sister Mrs. KAYE.  7 pages, List 29.

CAREY, Emil.  Wrote from Gippsland in 1904, re his two daughters Mabel and Ida; had not heard from them.  4 pages, List 11.

CAREY, Francis Ambrose, Cairns, Qld., applied to join Vic. police in 1909, had been in South African police.  Copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 55.

CAREY, Jane, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1915 re husband John alias Jack WARNER, born Scotland, married 1909, not heard from for 2 years.  Found to have enlisted.  6 pages, List 80.

CAREY, John, alias Jack WARNER, native of Scotland, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1910. In 1913 sought by wife Jane nee LORENSON of Darlinghurst Sydney.  Found. 5 pages, List 94.

CARGEEG, Annie, a dressmaker, in 1896 she took a position in Korumburra with L. PEACOL, arranged by agent Alfred HORSLEY.  Copy of agreement on file.  She stayed at the Korumburra Coffee Palace; Peacol wanted a tailor, so she had to return to West Melbourne, but alleges assault on train; she had been acting strangely beforehand.  Comments from Laurets LARSEN, who kept the Coffee Palace, Martha WIELAND who lived there, railway employees Hugh FISHER, Rudolph CARROLL, Christian VIELGAARD, Charles Thomas BELLION, John LEE, Patrick GREEN, Thomas LENNON and Charles TRUEMAN.  Driver claims she was found on railway track and picked up.  Quite a convoluted story.  54 pages, List 36.

CARLIN, Allan Francis, 15 years, in 1917 left Mount Gambier for Melbourne to meet his brother, but missed him and was left destitute.  Offered work by Mr. BLYTHMAN, farmer, Woomelang, but took ill there and needed medical attention.  His mother is in Sydney.  6 pages, List 73.

CARTER, Mrs. Lucy, died at Chiltern in 1869 of accidental overdose; a vocalist.  Her brother George R. MILFORD, Supreme Court Sydney, asks details and about the male child fathered by O’CONNOR; thought she was still in London.  8 pages, List 78.

CARTLEDGE, Eva, Sale, deserted by husband Frederick in 1904; believed in Western Australia, c43 years, a miner.  6 pages, List 68.

CARLETTI, Antonio.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property left after his death, 1877.  4 pages, List 5.

CARLISLE, Mary, Geelong wrote in 1903 re her son William, hasn’t heard for some years, letter from him in 1893 on file, last heard of in Qld.  10 pages, List 6.

CARLOW, Thomas, injured while working at ‘Emilton’ Barkly Street St. Kilda in 1900, employer Mrs. HUTCHINSON.  2 pages, List 50.

CARLTON, Jessie, gave birth to illegitimate child Amietta at Nurse Emma DENT’s home in Fitzroy in 1915, posing as a married woman.  To be prosecuted, but charge withdrawn.  14 pages, List 80.

CARNEY, Charles, 39 years, labourer, deserted Mrs. Elizabeth Isabel TODD, West Melbourne, in 1918; she had two children by her husband who had deserted her, and one by Carney.  He was found to have overseas under another name.  5 pages, List 74.

CARNIE, Robert, South Melbourne, wrote in 1904 asking to join police force.  Has seen service in South Africa twice.  Applied in 1903 and told services not required; file gives detail of reasons for refusal.  12 pages, List 33.

CARR, Dorothy. Daughter of Robert of Narrawong near Portland. Investigation into birth of her illegitimate child in 1914; family member suspected. 9 pages. List 1.

CARR, Mrs. Elizabeth, separated from her husband and living with George Ernest FREEMAN, gives birth to two children, George in 1905 and Ada Myrtle in 1907, and registers them as a married woman, giving the Carr marriage details.  Investigation, and copies of original birth certificates on file.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 81.

CARR, William Watson, arrested and convicted of murder of Margaretta WILLIAMS at Wonthaggi in 1928.  They were sweethearts in Gateshead on Tyne England, but she broke off the relationship and came to Victoria.  Photo of Carr; very large file, List 60.

CARROLL, Frank and Billy ROBERTSON, took part in boxing competition in 1912.  Robertson collapsed and taken to hospital; report on event.  6 pages, List 32.

CARSLAKE, John Patrick, charged with shop breaking and stealing jewellery from Stella PALFREY in 1928.  Large file, List 57.

CARSON, Samuel Morris. Also known as MORRIS. Bigamy case 1887; married Johanna PATEZELNR and Annie MORRIS.  List 1.

CARTER’S PTY. LTD., 101-103 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, tailors and mercers.  A fire broke out in 1928; manager Barnet GOLDSTEIN and nightwatchman Frank MITCHELL (Sth Melbourne)  interviewed, along with directors Solomon DAVIS and Solomon LYONS.  13 pages, lIST 60.

CARTER, Blanche, 14 years, California Gully, found to have venereal disease in 1899.  Father John, widower, had engaged Margaret HOPE as housekeeper to keep an eye on her, and she discovered that something was wrong and took her to a doctor.  Blanche alleged that her brother in law George BOSELEY was the offender; her sister Ada was married to his brother.  Ada warned her not to say anything, and the father would not agree to a prosecution, so case dropped.  Warning; the material is quite confronting.  30 pages, List 38.

CARTER, Emma, Panton Hill, wrote in 1917.  Her husband J.W. was now in an asylum and she is destitute; asks if 2 children can go ‘on the State’.  Baby daughter Florence Mary committed.  2 pages, List 72.

CARTER, Isabella, Mary Ann and Matilda, daughter of Martin of Staffordshire, left there for Melbourne c1854.  Sought by brother Absolom, Walsall, Staffs, in 1910.  Not found. 7 pages, List 63.

CARTER, Mrs. Joseph. An invalid, being cared for at Strathloddon by her niece Mrs. EVANS. Complaint about quality of care, includes letter from husband, 1899. 5 pages, List 2.

CARTER, Sarah, wife of William, died suddenly at South Yarra in 1900.  2 pages, List 51.

CARTWRIGHT, Gladys, Albert Park, 18 years, attempted suicide in 1916 and rescued by Raymond BIRCH of Port Melbourne.  She was pregnant to soldier John CONWAY who refused to marry her.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 79.

CARTWRIGHT, R.  Wrote to police from Auburn in 1904 re his daughter Vera, who was living with her aunt and uncle OPIE in Ballarat East.  He asked police assistance to get her returned to him.  Police interview child and Opies and decline to help him – his background given.  7 pages, List 16.

CARTWRIGHT, Richard, suspected of taking poison at his shop in Auburn in 1903, and taken to hospital where he recovers.  His young children are looked after by a neighbour Mrs. McGUINNESS as his wife and he are living apart.  6 pages, List 66.

CARVER, Mrs. Pryce, wrote asking for assistance in 1896.  Charity Organisation Society in Melbourne ask details; ‘is of drunken habits’.  She receives a remittance from England; claims to be a widow with 3 children, but this is false.  7 pages, List 38.

CASEY, Evelyn, South Yarra.  Complains to police about her pocket being picked at Flinders Street railway station in 1894.  4 pages, List 13.

CASEY, J.J.   Enquires about Michael RUSSELL on behalf of relatives in Ireland in 1877.  He was of Kilrush Co Kildare, left there in 1851 to go to the diggings.  Police think it possibly Michael Hennessy RUSSELL who died some years prior.  34 pages, List 5.

CASEY, Mary Emelda, born 1908, but birth not registered until 1909 at Ballarat; father Joseph.  File re reason for delay.  5 pages, List 88.

CASSERLY, Bernard, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1906, seeking a copy of his application to join the force in 1862 as it will show his birth date; he is applying for the old age pension.  No records prior to 1864. 5 pages, List 27.

CASSIDY, J. Constable No. 5683, Surrey Hills, advised in 1916 that he had enlisted and asked extended leave.  3 pages, List 76.

CASWELL, John Henry. Wife Ellen ran off with Thomas RING, a 36 year old fireman, in 1894. He charged her with larceny, and pestered police about finding her until 1899. In 1894 an unknown woman suicided in Melbourne. She was believed to be Grace Elizabeth LANE, the former wife of George Lane of Adelaide. Photos of the dead woman, and one of Grace Lane are on the file, as well as details of Grace’s background. In 1899 Caswell claimed the dead woman was his wife, which police dispute. Large file, List 2.

CATCHLOVE, Eva, wrote from Surrey Hills in 1900, asking discreet enquiry for her husband A.H., at Norseman in WA.  He was not providing maintenance.  Found and explanation given.  4 pages, List 47.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CATHERWOOD, Mrs. E.H., asks police in 1908 why they have not found her husband who has deserted her; negative report on her character.  8 pages, List 84.

CATRINA, John.  Charged with cutting telegraph wire at Reedy Creek in 1896; Emily CAVANAGH postmistress there.  He is 9yrs old; witness John SHAW (8yrs) and Harold TOWNSEND mentioned.  14 pages, List 3.

CATTRAIN, Frederick, deserted child in 1909, believed in Broken Hill; sister Mrs HICKS at Coburg.  Found.  7 pages, List 87.

CAULFIELD, Catherine, widow of the late Sergeant Caulfield, wrote from Sydney in 1900.  Her daughter Ellen was seduced by John BUTLER (alias BROOKS), c35 years, Tasmanian, and had a child by him.  She sought maintenance, and it was claimed he was married with five children, and believed in Melbourne.  20 pages, List 45.

CAVANAGH, Charles.  Died at Dunolly in 1918, aged 49yrs.  Letter from wife Emily asking confirmation of death; he deserted 24 yrs ago, they were married in 1891.  His brothers Patrick at Yarraville and William at Glenhuntly approached to pay burial expenses, but decline.  Emily is now living with – STOKES/STAKES.  8 pages, List 3.

CERUTTY, Harry Richard, living in hut near Monbulk; reported by neighbour SLATER in 1908 as being in a bad way; taken to hospital, son Cedric informed.  10 pages, List 85.

CHADWICK, Mrs., wrote from Brunswick in 1894 re her husband Joseph, c35 years, believed to be at Adelaide; she is in straightened circumstances.  Found.  9 pages, List 38.

CHAFFEY, Miss, Queenscliff, 1900.  Anonymous letter claims she gave birth to a child fathered by J.A. MOORE of the V.R.R.A.A., who has now passed the test to enter police force, and queries his character.  2 pages, List 44.

CHAMBERS, Francis Joseph.  Died at St. Kilda in 1930, of food poisoning.  File re widow Jessie Ellen’s letter of complaint about police investigations.  26 pages, List 3.

CHAMBERS, Dr. Matthew, died suddenly at Rosebery, late of Hopetoun.  Arrangements re funeral and costs; wife at Balmoral writes she can’t afford to pay them, says he was an alcoholic, cousin William in Fitzroy also declines.  Brother James, solicitor, Durham England, does so.  18 pages, List 36.

CHANDLER, Stanley, Yinnar Hotel, reported in 1929 that his wife’s watch had been stolen.  Employees, including Lilly BLACK questioned.  Her mother wrote protesting her innocence.  6 pages, List 89.

CHANNING, Henry Westfield, engineer, left Ballarat for Melbourne in 1915.  His wife M. wrote from Norwood South Australia in 1916 and 1917 requesting discreet enquiry be made for him.  He was Danish, 58 years, photo on file.  Not found.  31 pages, List 71.

CHANTLER, William H., wrote from Willoughby North Sydney in 1898 re Mrs. Mary Emily PETERSON nee HUSTAGE, his sister in law.  She had a child, William David BLAIR from her first marriage, he died some years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 42.

CHAPMAN, Alexander Austin, deserted from Liverpool Military Camp NSW in 1917, captured at Cann River but escaped.  14 pages, List 74.

CHAPMAN, Arthur J., Redfern, NSW, asks police in 1916 to visit Leslie SMITH, HMS Cerebus Naval Depot, and get him to return Chapman’s wife Mary Ann, who he has lured away; he is leaving for the front soon.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Mrs. Knox, Swan Hill, wrote in 1916 re Albert Louis WASHBURN, American, who deserted wife Alice Louisa and 4 children there; their land has had to be forfeited and a local charity is helping the family.  He is traced interstate, but escaped.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Percy, c21 years, died suddenly at the Grand National Tower Hotel, Ascot Vale in 1900; was a boarder.  4 pages, List 50.

CHAPPELL, Desmond Paul, killed in fight with William CHALMERS, Colac, 1917.  Chalmers, real name McDONALD, and illegitimate, had been raised by Mrs. Chalmers and had some prior convictions. 245 pages, List 75.

CHARE, Joseph, died at the lodging house of Charles LIVINGSTONE, Melbourne, in 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CHARE, Kate, died Sale 1909, husband Robert promises to pay burial costs but fails to do so, is ‘fond of drink’.  He is an upholsterer, 48 years.  8 pages, List 55.

CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY write re four WHYTE children, living in Drummond St., Carlton in 1888, who are neglected.  Their father is dead, mother has remarried to William MEAD, but both are drunkards.  7 pages, List 52.

CHARLESTON, James, boarded with widow Charlotte MATTHEWS in Melbourne, and ran off with her daughter Adelaide in 1912.  She was under age, so mother took out a warrant, but cancelled it when she found the pair had married in Clunes.  23 pages, List  33.

CHARLESTON, William. File re his bigamy; first wife Ada Isabella in 1899 at Derby Tasmania, sister Mrs. Eva ROUSE. Second wife Lucy Marcella nee TETU in Victoria. 21 pages, List 2.

CHARMAN, Arthur George, Victorian, 21 years.  Information sought on behalf of his destitute wife at Portland, whom he has deserted.  Found interstate.  4 pages, List 61.

CHARMAN, Herbert H. Private No. 3360 (Abroad) wrote in 1917 wishing to find friend John H. UPTON, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

CHASELING, Charlotte Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1900; believes husband Theodore Christmas Chaseling committed bigamy in Melbourne in 1899.  She believes he married Clara JOHNSON under the name of Henry WILSON; copy of certificate on file.  15 pages, List 45.

CHAUNCY, Clement H.S., married Miss WILLIS, daughter of Arthur, Station Master, Sydney Terminus in 1896.  They went to W.A., where he was admitted to an Asylum, and she returned to her father.  He subsequently discharged, and believed now with sisters Mrs KIRKPATRICK, in Victoria.  Arthur asks for a confidential report on his state of mind in 1899, which is given.  7 pages, List 41.

CHEDZOY, Sidney, wrote from Strathpine, Brisbane, Qld in 1899.  His wife Emily and son Herbert Royal (born Brisbane 1893), went to Melbourne for a holiday and stayed with friend Mrs. John EDMONDS in Abbotsford c1895.  Emily died there, and Mrs. Edmonds has taken care of the child.   He wants his son returned to him, but she won’t answer his letters.  5 pages, List 43.

CHEESMAN, Richard.  Committed bigamy when he married Daisy O’REGAN in Melbourne in 1904; had married  Sophia CARTWRIGHT nee SLOCOMBE in Sydney in 1895.  Daisy had money, and he spent £300 of it.  Located and charged.  30 pages, List 17.

CHERRY, Edwin Mark, fined for non registration of child’s birth in 1895, asks time to pay fine, is out of work.  8 pages, List 26.

CHESTERMAN, Alfred, sought by wife Annie, Barrambie NSW in 1909.  Not found.  5 pages, List 88.

CHEVERS, Norman Michael.  Charged with larceny by Norman JENKINS, Foster, Foster & Co., tea merchants in 1928; was a traveller for them.  Ex captain in the British Army.  6 pages, List 58.

CHEYNE, Phillipa Mary Ellen, Collingwood, reports theft of money by William HAZARD, 21 years, in 1906.  Small photo of him on file, plus 1 page report.  List 50.

CHINESE LOTTERIES.  File relating to selling lottery tickets in inner Melbourne by various Chinese in 1895; samples on file, and reports on various cases.  LUEY LEE asked for more money to continue to help police.  Edward TREAGUER, interpreter, also writes.  43 pages, List 30.

CHRISTIAN, James.  Unknown male found drowned in Yarra in 1895 identified as him.  Wife Catherine Edith, living in Redfern Sydney informed.  Gruesome photo of him on file.  28 pages List 25.  See introduction re copies of photographs.

CHRISTIE, Mrs. C., Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, 44 years, who deserted her after 12 years of marriage; certificate has him as William Christie D’ARCY, father Charles Alexander D’Arcy.  He worked in Bairnsdale c20 years ago, and is believed to have had a child by Mary MEARES.  She thinks he has a suspicious background; claims his siblings were drowned.  8 pages, List 92.

CHRISTIE, Andrew, dairyman, Coburg, property damaged by fire in 1900; owned by Mrs. HALL.  2 pages, List 50.

CHRISTY, Arthur, wrote from Tabulam, NSW in 1901, asking police to find Frederick Christy, formerly in the railways.  His father, Alfred Howe Christy, is a nephew of Frederick’s.  Found.  11 pages, List 52.

CHRISTMAS, R.  Piangil.  Complains that police at Swan Hill are not attending to local offences, 1920.  Report states he is in dispute with – CONDON.           7 pages, List 3.

CHUNG HIN POY, wrote in Chinese from Heidi in 1897, complaining of being cheated out of his tobacco crop by former partner PING LING; translation of letter also on file.  Report on case.  12 pages, List 40

CHURCH, Victoria.  Rev. Father McCARTHY of St Mary’s R/C church, Victoria St., West Melbourne, reports than a female infant was found on the porch by girl named Leonie KNOWLES in 1919.  Child committed to Department of Neglected Children, given name of Victoria Church.  2 pages, List 27.

CHURCHILL, Ernest.  Melbourne, asked details on how to join police force, 1898.  1 page, List 7.

CIARDELLI, A., Richmond River, NSW, wrote in 1916 asking police to find the family of Frederick William KIRBY who had been accidentally killed in his employ; death described.  Kirby was c45 years old, formerly from Warrnambool and used the name Tommy McGRATH there.  Mother found.  6 pages, List 76.

CLAIR, W., working at El Dorado in 1895, applied to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 28.

CLAPHAM, Louisa M., Brisbane Qld., wrote in 1907 re her brother Edwin, who was living in Melbourne but hadn’t answered her last letter; she hadn’t seen him for 50 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 83.

CLARK, Andrew, attacked by dog owned by Mrs. HAINS, Sydney Road Coburg in 1900 and taken to hospital; had not long arrived in the Colony.  9 pages, List 50.

CLARK, Arthur, accidentally killed at the Welcome Stranger Mine, Baileston in 1902 and buried without an inquest.  Report on, 22 pages, List 63.

CLARK, Edward, charged with manslaughter of Francis Joseph MANGAN in 1907.  21 pages, List 89.

CLARK, George.  Wrote from Telford Victoria in 1902, seeking entry into police force; 26 years. 2 pages, List 12.

CLARK, Nicholas Charles, charged with deserting illegitimate child by Emily Beatrice BARTLETT in 1899.  Believed to be at Broken Hill; found.  9 pages, List 42.

CLARK, Rowland, artist.  Wife Flora wrote in 1895 from St. Kilda, hasn’t heard from him for some months, he is at Lefroy in Tasmania.  Found in poor circumstances.  7 pages, List 26.

CLARK, Thomas, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1904, complaining about damage done to his clothing by police and asking compensation.  Stains were cut out to take samples as he had been suspected of murder, but someone else was the offender.  He was convicted of larceny at Ballarat in 1903.  10 pages, List 33.

CLARK, Mrs W.J., Kalgoorlie, wrote in 1907 asking police to find her late husband’s people; his father was a butcher in Richmond.  Arthur J. Clark interviewed and referred police to his father who had a brother Reuben and who in turn had a son James Henry.  Approached, he knows of the writer and is not in a position to help.  6 pages, List 83.

CLARKE, Alice, 27 years, and son Bertie, 7 years, left husband George in Maryborough Qld in 1900, supposedly with Alec McIVOR, who was from Maffra.  Husband wrote to both Victorian and NSW police, asking help to locate them.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

CLARKE, Edward J., Flemington.  Wrote in 1912 re wife’s tenant Mrs. FOSTER who died at Keilor.  Her adopted son took away property, some of which was his wife’s.  9 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Elizabeth (known as Lilley).  Seduced by Constable Alfred Patrick McMANUS, who promised marriage.  She gave birth to a daughter Mary and summoned him in January 1879 for maintenance, which was granted.  Child died and he subsequently tried to marry someone else, but she appeared at the church and the priest refused to marry him.  Her married sister Mrs. LOVE, writes to the Chief Commissioner about McManus’s conduct, but he declines to interfere.  Reference from Thomas Bent for her other sister Mrs. HAMSON.  Clarke was in service with Mr. CURTAIN of Windsor.  8 pages, List 4

CLARKE, Frank G., wrote from Thule, Deniliquin NSW in 1912, asking details of the injury done to motorcyclist Claude S. WOOD, by his ex chauffer John ARNOTT who ran into him in Melbourne.  He has received damages claim.  7 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, George, Bowral NSW, alleges in 1901 that George HALLIDAY c40 years, with a wife and 4 children, has taken his 16 year old daughter Eva Beatrice Clarke away, possibly to Melbourne.  Encloses a sample of material from a dress she had with her.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, George William.  Wife in Ballarat complains about lack of maintenance in 1910.  He is an engine driver at a mine in Boulder City W.A., has been there for 9 years.  Children Ruby and Percy mentioned.  7 pages, List 24.

CLARKE, James, of Mt. Gambier.  Solicitors Blake & Riggall seek information about him in 1896; disappeared in 1854, then aged c31 years, Scotch.  Reports from Thomas BUCKLEY of Portland and Daniel MINOGUE of Heywood state that while travelling from Portland with George MULLETT, William WINTERS, Daniel MINOGUE and  ‘2 blackfellows’ he disappeared overnight while they were camped.  Rumour said that he was paid to do so, so the Mt. Gambier squatter LEAKE would end up with his wife.  9 pages, List 29.

CLARKE, Samuel.  Coach-builder, Murtoa, insolvent, died 1894.  Sisters Emma CAWLEY and Ada M. McGRATH allege foul play by his de-facto Mary MURPHY.  Detailed report on family, he was one of twelve siblings.  11 pages, List 13.

CLARKE, Walter, Chilwell.  Report of death of child, one of twins, found dead in bed in 1903.  3 pages, List 66.

CLARKE, William John, Rupertswood.  File on larcenies committed on him by employee John MADDEN, who is convicted in 1894.  His confession on file, along with inventory of items stolen, and evidence of employees Patrick LYONS, George ANNETT, Charles BUTCHER, Alfred BUTCHER, Henry LOONEY, Alice CHAMBERLAIN and gunsmith Frederick B. MORRIS and 16 year old James BAILLIE.  51 pages, List 31.

CLARK ROSS, Marnie (?) , wrote from Neerim South in 1900, asking police help with Thomas Richard K. GRAND, who wanted to apply for the old age pension, but couldn’t get to the nearest court house at Warragul because of physical disabilities. She had been caring for him for four years.  3 pages, List 48.

CLARKSON, E., Cootamundra NSW asks police help in 1915 to have her 18 year old son returned to her.  He is working for Mr. GRAY, a Carlton upholsterer.  7 pages, List 80.

CLARKSON, Mrs. Emma, Carlton, wrote in 1918.  She left her husband Alfred in 1910 because of his illtreatment; he has never paid maintenance.  She applied for pension but was rejected and told to seek maintenance from him; he is working at Stawell.  Solicitor’s letter on file and letter from son George.  15 pages, List 76.

CLEAL, B., Melbourne, wrote in 1901 re ‘disgusting behaviour in men’s urinals’ in the city and requested police action; they noted his knowledge of the areas .  8 pages, List 53.

CLEARY, Mrs. E. Port Fairy, wrote in 1904, asking if a man found dead at Tooradin was her husband Lawrence; confirmed.  He was buried at government expense, and the department asks her to reimburse costs.  He had worked on Mundura Station.  9 pages, List 68.

CLEARY, Edward, sought by Mrs Louisa McEVOY, North Adelaide in 1908.  She has been caring for his son Albi, now 7, and he is behind in maintenance.  Several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

CLEARY, John, wrote from  Broken Hill in 1907 re the supposed death of his father Patrick Henry Cleary at Bendigo; no such event, 4 pages, List 15.

CLEBURNE, Richard, son of late Richard, merchant and Tasmanian MP, died suddenly  in 1896 near Rokewood.  He was first listed as unknown male, and a photograph taken, but is then identified.  He had been separated from his family for many years.  Daughter Emma writes from Mt. Direction Tasmania, offering to pay burial expenses.  26 pages and photo.  List 36.

CLEMENT, Albion John otherwise LEMON.  Charged with larceny on employer Arthur Harry HASSELL, importer, Port Adelaide in 1928; absconded, arrested in Victoria.  He was a company manager, formerly in the army, (wounds described).  16 pages, List 59.

CLIFFORD, Arthur, sought by State Children’s Department Rockhampton in 1917 re maintenance of his child in the orphanage.  His brother Edwin, Clifton Hill, interviewed.  4 pages, List 72.

CLIFFORD, Ethel May, born Carlton 1879 and registered as such, but mother was Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) NORBURN, wife of William.  In 1881 he sought a copy of a police report on the case; this was denied.  17 pages, List 58.

CLIFFORD, Irene. Born Casterton 1892, mother Edith WEDD, schoolgirl, and father Timothy RYAN, her teacher. Adopted by Wesleyan Missionaries named Clifford, and subsequently gave birth to illegitimate child in 1908, claiming Enoch TONKIN is father. New Zealander Dan CLARKE, a butcher, and Edward DAWKINS also involved. Her testimony unreliable, no charge laid.  36 pages, List 5.

CLIFFORD, Mrs. J., Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1905 asking police help to get her daughter Elizabeth away from Mr. PHILLIPS, a travelling showman now in Melbourne.  Letters from mother and daughter on file.  Elizabeth is using the name Maud LINDEN and a card states she is a ‘champion lady boxer.’  21 pages, List 65.

CLIFTON HILL.  Female child abandoned on doorstep of Salvation Army Haven, Alfred Crescent in 1918.  Police suspect it to be the child of Lois Hannah HAWKINS of Hobart, who came there to have a child but returned to Tasmania.  She is traced and has child Joan with her; father is Malcolm MOORE. 11 pages, List 75.

CLIFTON, S.E. Writes 3 letters from Corowa in 1920, seeking location of his sisters Gertrude and Mrs. W.H. EVANS.  James GRIGG of Melbourne handles family’s affairs, he is eccentric, a remittance man.  15 pages, List 3.

CLOTHIER, Charles. Confined in Swan Hill lockup as a lunatic following a drinking spree; was a publican from Euston in N.S.W. File re payment to local woman Elizabeth PICKEN who looked after him. 5 pages, List 2.

CLULOW, Mr & Mrs. Sydney, sought by Private Harold H. WORTH, No. 3936 21st Battalion, England.  They wer living in Brunswick; found interstate.  8 pages, List 75.

COADE, Annie, Chilwell, tailoress, living with aunt in 1900, applied to have illegitimate children Peter Francis, born 1893 and Violet May, born 1894, put into Industrial School system.  9 pages, List 47.

COCKROFT, Elijah, cut throat of step sister Fanny MOTT in 1894.  Large file with lots of personal details on background of Mott, Millman and Cockroft families.  Murder weapon found after he had been executed and still on file.  List 41.

CODE, Catherine, wife of Alfred, charged with drowning her child Bessie in Albert Park Lake in 1902.  Brief prepared and copy on file, but case dropped.  20 pages, List 63.

COFFEY, Charles, charged with larceny in Melbourne in 1900 under name of Arthur Wilson.  Previously employed at Orwell Boarding House Beechworth; would appear to be a youth.  3 pages, List 45.

COFFEY, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane, wrote from Omeo in 1907, reporting the wife of Frank KING is neglecting her children; she was formerly of a servant of Sergt KENNEDY, killed by Kelly gang.  Police report gives her a bad character, wife of James, a cripple.  5 pages, List 44.

COFFEY, J.  Sgt of Police, Ararat, writes in 1910 re professional spieler and gambler Michael HASSETT who defrauded his son of various goods, worth £100.  His son manages a watchmaker’s shop.  11 pages, List 24.

COFFEY, T.V., Culcairn, NSW.  Wrote in 1906 asking to be re-admitted to police force; resigned to help mother retain her farm there.  Refused.  3 pages, List 69.

COHEN, John. Murdered 1892 at Stirling or Haunted Creek. Large file covering 1892-97, and another of 1894. List 1.

COLDIN, Mrs. Florence, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1905 re her sister Mrs. ROW of Williamstown.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

COLE, Amelia, bought her daughter Amelia de POMEROY from Maryborough to home of nurse Emma DENT, where she gave birth in 1917; Owen DAVIES is the father.  An attempt at blackmail is undertaken by Edward HEWINS and Constable Elcho FENTON, who are found out.  Criminal trial instigated.  This is a large file, List 71.

COLEMAN, H., Toowoomba, Qld wrote in 1918 re half-brother Alfred John MAINWARING, returned soldier, who had been discharged from military hospital in Melbourne after a breakdown and disappeared instead of visiting mother in Ripponlea.  Mother is ‘old and feeble’ and concerned about him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 73.

COLEMAN, Henry, writes a confidential letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1900, re the Rev. Samuel Alexander HAMILTON, a Presbyterian clergyman of Carlton, who is involved in various shady deals and gambling.  5 pages, List 45.

COLEMAN, J.J., Town Hall Tea Rooms, Toowoomba, wrote in 1907 re his son Joe, who had deserted his heavily pregnant wife in Brisbane.  Believes he is in Melbourne under the name of WILSON.  Wants him to pay maintenance to his wife, who is now living with him.  Mentions his sister Mrs. KENTISH and her bad treatment of the couple in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 81.

COLEMAN, J.J., Toowoomba Qld, wrote in 1908.  He has received a letter from Frank HARLOW advising that his son Joseph has been drowned; they had both recently joined a circus.  Investigations prove he story is false.  13 pages, List 85.

COLEMAN, Leslie F., 15 years, stowed away on Brisbane to Melbourne steamer in 1912.  Father F.F. Coleman of Brisbane wants him returned, but arrangements take some time.  12 pages, List 32.

COLEMAN, William, sought by Kate MAHER, South Townsville Qld in 1905; she has had a child by him and seeks maintenance.  He had been in Perth and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 69.

COLERAINE STATE SCHOOL.  Report in 1900 on immorality of students there. Offenders were Harry and Lawrence COOK, Lionel TOOLEY, Patrick CRIMMINS, Watty JARRETT, Eric SYLVESTER.  Head Teacher McINTYRE punished them.  3 pages, List 47.

COLEY, Wilfred Ernest.  Awaiting trial for murder of Gertie McGRATH in Sydney in 1920.  Fathered child by Catherine IRVINE in Melbourne, she now in care.  10 pages, some repetitive.   List 24.

COLLARD, Walter, commercial traveller.  Anonymous letter to police department in June 1887 from mother of a baby girl left at Tilley’s Hotel, Bourke St., Melbourne.  She states that Collard is the father, ‘make him pay for her maintenance’.  The mother is going into service; child placed with wetnurse Mrs. PHILLIPS of Footscray.  9 pages, List 51.

COLLERETTI, J., manager, vineyard near Heathcote.  Letters of complaint about the behaviour there are received by police in 1916; report states written by Mrs. PIASTRI who lives nearby and owes money to Colleretti.  14 pages, List 78.

COLLIER, Fanny, born London UK 1863, gave birth to illegitimate daughter in 1886.  Daughter Lillian G. SPENCE wrote from Fortitude Valley Qld., in 1910, asking police to find her mother.  7 pages, List 24.

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COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB asks permission in 1897 to run a race, and encloses copy of programme.  Officials and competitors were:  F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; secretary was F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB.  Ask police assistance in 1898 re Road Race; brochure on file, competitors named.  4 pages, List 17.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB:  Competitors and officials named: F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB, seeks permission to present a gold medal to Constable W.H. Proudfoot, in 1907.  2 pages, List 15.

COLLINS, Albert John, charged with attempted carnal knowledge of Ellen LAHIFF, 13 year old schoolgirl, his sister in law, at Hawthorn in 1912.  She was born in Lucknow NSW, child of John Joseph and Jane Ann nee McGREGOR.  Collins was 24 years, worked on ships.  Case dismissed; police critical of change of testimonies.  25 pages, List 33.

COLLINS, Annie.  Master in Lunacy requests information on her background, 1869.  Had two children, one a girl Mary Ann, her husband was dead.  Police find she lived with William TAYLOR firstly, then – CULLEN.  Went to New Zealand with Cullen, was admitted to asylum there, then returned to Victoria and eventually admitted to Collingwood Asylum in 1866.  Edward GAMBLE of Redesdale provides some detail.  File includes a four page copy of report on tissue paper.  19 pages, List 4.

COLLINS, Mrs. E., Windsor, in 1916 asks for copy of gaol photo of late husband W.C. Collins, they don’t have any.  Granted.  3 pages, List 79.

COLLINS, George, committed suicide at North Dandalup W.A. in 1907.  Solicitors asked Victorian police to find his children Mary Elizabeth, Josephine, Herbert George, John Joseph and Laura, believed at Kilmore.  His wife Elizabeth was found at Numurkah.  17  pages, List 84.

COLLINS, John, deserted wife M.A. and five children at Kaniva in 1903.  Two letters from her on file.  Report states that she has her three brothers living with her and the eldest son is also working ‘not as poor as she makes
out’.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINS, Mary nee CURTIN, c37 years, native of Co. Clare Ireland, sought by relative Mary CURTIN, Bendigo, in 1909.

COLLINS, Richard, manager of the Star of the South Gold Mining Co., Daylesford, and wife Isabella, sought by Perth solicitors in 1908; Isabella and Arthur BATEMAN, dentist, were beneficiaries of will of Mrs. Kate O’CONNELL, who died in 1905.  Police establish that Richard had died in 1895 and his widow had remarried to Samuel TREVENA and was interstate.  Bateman not found.  11 pages, List 84.

COLLYER, Caleb, head teacher Colac State School.  Daughter May accuses him of incest in 1895; case dismissed.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  9 pages, List 25.

COLQUHOUN, Mrs. Annie, died suddenly at Camberwell railway station in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

COLSTON, William. Murdered William and Mary DAVIS at Narbethong, 1891. Very large file.  List 1.

COMMONWEALTH RESTAURANT, 699 St. Collins St., Melbourne.  Report of fire there in 1905, cook Harry COWLEY raised alarm.  Occupied by Mrs. Julia WATERS. 2 pages, List 17.

COMPTON, Thomas, sought by wife in Fremantle in 1906; left 3 years ago, a sailor.  Found.  4 pages, List 26.

CONDON, Alfred, died in Victorian Asylum in 1895; attempt by police to get burial expenses from brother Robert H., mother Mary Ann and sister Mrs. J.J. LAWN.  12 pages, List 26.

CONDRON, William.  In partnership with McGUIGAN in Fitzroy in 1895, takes goods to Geraldton W.A. to sell them, and dies there.  Police asked to supply details, and file relates his drinking problem.  13 pages, List 26.

CONN, Mrs. T., widow of Constable [Thomas], sought by Mrs. L. COOKE, Parkes, NSW in 1916.  Cooke has had her father living with them and he has taken ill. Found.  5 pages, List 76.

CONNOLLY, James, employed at saw mill in Krambruk in 1900; became violet after heavy drinking and had to be restrained and sent to Geelong Hospital lunacy ward.  His wife and 7 children lived in Brunswick.  Locals Patrick LEE and George ARMSTRONG lodge expenses claims.  34 pages, List 44.

CONNOR, Frank, grocer, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1907; has heard that his sister Lucy SYMES, wife of David, has died in Ballarat.  ‘They followed shows … side shows of some kind’.  No record of death.  4 pages, List 82.

CONNOR, Mrs. T., c/- Mrs. Brown, Ballina, NSW, wrote in 1919 re her husband J., an engraver, hasn’t heard for a month, has a sick child and no money.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 221.

CONNORS, Catherine, wife of Patrick, died suddenly at their home in Hawthorn in 1900; c45 years.  Report on.  2 pages, List 49.

CONNORS, James, Waurn Ponds.  File re death of wife’s newborn infant, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CONSAMMY, N., ice-cream vendor, wrote from Perth in 1897 re his daughter Alice SILVA who has disappeared from her mother’s home in Melbourne.  He is in WA with his son in law, Alice’s husband; he is mining at White Feather.  Photo of Alice on file, Indian, 23 years.  Not found.  See introduction re copying of photos.  18 pages, List 39.

CONSIDINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, laundress, Melbourne.  Takes in 13 year old Sarah HIGGINS, as her mother is a drunkard.  Her sister Margaret is working for her.  The pair run away from their home in 1882, and the mother tries to get them back.  Constable Walter SMEATON has a 5 year old child by the mother.  5 pages, List 57.

CONSTABLE, Walter, charged with criminal assault on child Mary ROSS (real name Evelyn Riddell STEVENS) at Rutherglen in 1895.  Her mother Janet’s first husband was Thomas STEVENS; they were divorced.  Second husband died in Albury.  Mother brings child to Melbourne for treatment of a ‘loathsome disease’ and loses money.  Police and charity look after them and return them for the trial.  File re proceedings and costs involved. 15 pages,  List 28.

CONSTANTINE, Julian, Myrtleford, applied to join Victoria police force in 1884.  4 pages, List 55.

CONWAY, Norman, also known as MILLER, charged with larceny on Alfred FITZSIMONS, stonemason in 1929, c16 years; parents live in Ascot Vale.  In 1932 he was arrested for another offence and sent to the reformatory.  Query on 1929 warrant.  Small photo of 3 men on file.  12 pages, some repetition.  List 89.

COODE ISLAND. File re illegal stripping of bark there, 1890s; fisherman and ferry operator named.  List 1.

COOK, Evelyn.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1905 re her father William G. COOK, who had left her and her younger brother William John Daryl Cook (11 years) to look after themselves, and gone to Melbourne.  She was 16 years old.  Father is found but refuses to support his son who is placed in the Industrial School in Adelaide.  9 pages, List 8.

COOK, Jane, arrived in Victoria from Westbury Tasmania in 1898, 68 years, born Ireland, widow, 6 children, 5 dead.  Picked up as destitute.  Police establish her daughter Mary LAW is at Dunolly, living with Harry APPLE, but she cannot help; is living in a tent with 3 children.  Jane is sent back to Tasmania.  18 pages, List 21.

COOK, John, wife Frances and family, Healesville, sought by son H.J. of Ballarat in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 82.

COOK, Robert. Murdered wife and stepchildren at Casterton in 1870s, never caught. In 1895 a blind prisoner named PRIMROSE in a NSW gaol, claimed that Cook was a fellow prisoner. His statement proves doubtful. History of the case given.  Second file of 1918 detailing three skeletons recovered in the area in the 1880s, believed to the victims, and placed in storage at Edenhope police stables until murderer found.  List 1.

COOK/COOKE, Robert, marine engineer, married with two children, 37 years, from London, attempted suicide in 1902 in Melbourne.  T.B. JEFFREY of Cottesloe, W.A. seeks police help in finding him, Cook stayed with him for some time, offers to help.  Cook’s father is in Newcastle on Tyne, and his family are at Whitley in Northumberland.  He supposes it is the drink that caused the attempt.  9 pages, List 20.

COOKE, Thomas, wrote from Little River in 1900.  His young son Samuel broke windows at the railway gatehouse No. 13, near Geelong, and he offers to pay damages, which is eventually agreed to, and a court case avoided.  16 pages, List 45.

COOLEY, Edmund Thomas.  His solicitor in Adelaide asks police to investigate an advertisement in the Isle of Man newspaper regarding the death of William Cooley who left there in the 1850s and died in Yackandandah in 1905.  Is the deceased a relation of Edmund’s father Thomas?  Letter on file from J. LACK confirming he had purchased the Yackandandah land of Cooley prior to his death.  7 pages, List 4.

COOMBES, Ada of Longley Tasmania, wrote in 1899 re her brother James, last heard of at Murchison. Letter from Mr. P. BRISBANE of Murchison on file, also letter from Beechworth solicitors. He was a surveyor, but working as a miner. Not found. 18 pages, List 2.

COOMBS, John Edward (8yrs) and Joseph Stafford (3 yrs).  Correspondence re sending them to the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum in 1864; their mother was mentally ill in hospital.  11 pages, List 4.

COOMBS, Leslie Rowden, born Winchester England, warrant issued for larceny at military camp Broadmeadows in 1917; married, returned soldier, uncle Alick GRAY and brother Edward in Adelaide. Not found.  17 pages, List 73.

COONEY, Dennis, lived in a hut at Frankston.  Found in a bad state in 1908 and taken to hospital where a large amount of money was found on him.  His daughter Mrs MOUNT in Fremantle, and makes arrangements for him.  Elizabeth Cooney, Bendigo, wrote that he may be the father of her late husband Harry; others provide details of the family in past years.  16 pages, List 86.

CONEY, H.E., Clerk of Petty Sessions, Charleville Qld., wrote in 1910 re ex policeman Denis Cooney, believed to have died in 1909.  His mother would be the nearest relative.  Not found.  6 pages, List 91.

COOPER, William, clerk, 23 years, employed by Thomas W. Cooper, merchant, St. Kilda.  In 1928 cashed a cheque, kept money and disappeared.  Two photos of him on file, one with sheep; 2 pages, List 60.

COOTE, Audley, 19 years, 1905 report on him, ‘has a deformed and hideous face’ and attempts to get him into care.  He lives with an aunt Mrs. BENSLEY at Richmond.  His mother is Mrs. Margaret ATKINSON, Newport.  4 pages, List 64.

COPAS, Henry W., nurseyman, Wirrabara, Sth Australia, wrote in 1896 re R. WILSON of South Yarra who advertised dogs for sale, but never forwarded them after payment was sent, but fobbed Copas off.  Police report his real name is William Wilson and that he makes his living by fraud.  Copas wishes to prosecute, but Wilson clears off, deserting his wife in the process.  She takes out a maintenance order and he is arrested.  25 pages, List 37.

COPPOCK, Mrs. M. Wrote from Bowden South Australia in 1900 re her husband Arthur Herbert, who had deserted her. He had served in the NSW Naval Contingent that went to China. She saw a death of Robert Coppock in Victorian paper and wonders if he is a relation. Police ascertain no connection.  List 1.

CORCY, David, c38 years, charged with larceny of a horse and jinker in 1928 by his brother in law Thomas George MANLEY, tinsmith, Ironbark.  Photo of him with two children; 4 pages, List 60.

CORNICK, James, executed in 1857 for the murder of Agnes HORNE at Eaglehawk.  Information requested in 1897, and Inspector G. RYALL recalls case and gives details.  Query seems to be about any property he left.  18 pages, List 40.

CORRY, Claude, 12 years old in 1902; threw stones and broke a train window, in company with John FINDLAY, also 12 years; both pupils of Flemington State School.  His parent offers payment to railways, but police want to charge him with offence.  Eventually the case is dropped.  10 pages, List 63.

CORSTON, James.  Committed suicide in Melbourne in 1880; letters from his brothes Peter and John in New Zealand.  11 pages, List 4.

CORY, Alice Eddy, wrote long letter from Melbourne in 1817 re the people who were plotting against her, including her family, and encloses sample of the powder she has been prescribed.  She had been in Brisbane.  The file seems incomplete.  11 pages, List 71.

COSGROVE, Patrick, 30 years, charged with carnal knowledge of Frederina COOK, 17 years, at Shepparton in 1919.  Case dismissed after he married her.  8 pages, List 31.

COSTA, Raffale.  Telegram from NSW police, wanted for theft in 1900.  Previously in prison there, and photo and details on file.  Born  Italy. 1851.  8 pages, some duplicated, List 45.

COSTELLO, Pierce, wrote from Tumut NSW in 1916, asking that a warrant for desertion issued for his brother Gunner Thomas Costello be cancelled, as he was serving overseas.  5 pages, List 76.

COTINGTON, Phyllis of Hay, NSW, wrote in 1938 re William HICKEY, who had left his child Keith with her and not paid maintenance.  Asks that the child’s grandmother Mrs. LIEBEG of Bendigo be contacted, which is done.  6 pages,  List 2.

COTTER, Michael, engine driver, deserted wife Rachel in Fitzroy in 1903; they were married in 1880 and had 8 children.  She took out a warrant for maintenance in 1914, he paid it until 1916.  In 1917 she activates search for him; found out of work.  27 pages, List 50.

COTTON, Henry, 40 years, and LEWIS, Henry, 35 years.  Tried at Maryborough in 1855 for highway robbery, but escaped from custody.  In 1866 Cotton is identified and re-arrested, but case collapses.  14 pages, List 35.

COULSON, Charles, wanted for support of his child by Mary CLARKE in 1895, but left Victoria.  In 1902 his father Alfred agrees to pay maintenance.  Melbourne solicitor’s letter on file.  3 pages, List 62.

COULTER, Joseph Henry.  Charged with setting fire to his house at North Prentice in 1912.  Report on case.  29 pages, List 32.

COUNSEL, Lawrence, married Mary O’O’BRIEN at Dungaree near Rylston NSW in 1882, but had already been married in New Zealand.  Letter from first wife, Mrs. Wentworth Counsel in 1888 on file, incomplete file.  10 pages, List 56.

COUSENS, Benjamin, charged with negligently discharging a pea rifle causing injury to Eliza Jane KEW at Bendigo in 1900.  Depositions on file from rifle owner Henry WATSON and witnesses Thomas RAY, a baker, and Robert KEW, brother of victim.  35 pages, some repetitive.  List 46.

COUTTS, Ada.  Wrote from Fremantle WA in 1907 re her sister in law Mrs Gordon COUTTS of Yarra Junction, who had failed to reply to her letters.  He had been brought back after deserting her some years ago.  6 pages, List 15.

COZENS, John David, rate collector, Oxley Shire, embezzled funds and absconded in 1918, leaving wife and 5 children. Found to have enlisted under name Albert DRUMMOND and gone overseas.  17 pages, List 75.

COWARD, Harold Frederick of Footscray.  Deserted wife Amelia c1900, and believed gone to Sydney with uncle Harry ROGERS.  He was 19 yrs, a laborer.  Mrs. M. BEGLEY, a widow , of NSW, alerts police; he is courting her 18 yr. old daughter Katie and she doesn’t like it.  25 pages, List 3.

COWELL, John, Wynyard, Tasmania, wrote in 1916 re his son F.A., 22nd Battalion, who has asked him to send half his army pay to Miss MULLER, Footscray; asks details as to whether she is respectable or not. 4 pages, List 78.

COWIE, Thomas Henry.  A miner, of Zeehan Tasmania, he wrote in 1901, asking police to find his wife Charlotte Amelia, who had left him and taken their two children.  He believed her to be with John SPARK, a former Ballarat resident, who had been in Zeehan, and was separated from his wife.  4 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, Elsie, c/- Mr. FARRELL, West Coast Tasmania, wrote in 1907 asking if Duncan McDONALD, 30 years, born Dimboola, was married in Victoria.  She is engaged to him and has heard he is married.  3 pages, List 82.

COWLEY, George Edwin.  Deserted wife in W.A., seduced daughter of Mrs. CHAPMAN of Colac and had a child by her.  Solicitors in Perth make enquiries in 1902.  11 pages, List 16.

COWLING, Mrs.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1908 re William ALLEN, formerly in railways there and now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 5.

COX, Charles Herbert, sought by wife Edith, Townsville Qld in 1903.  He has relations in Brunswick, may use the name FRENCH.  She intends to sue for maintenance.  Sister and brother Thomas traced.  6 pages, List 65.

COX, James.  Wrote from Terrick Terrick in 1904, complaining of treatment by Constable BROWN of Mitiamo, who had falsely accused him of stealing from Hugh McLEAN, orchardist of Harcourt.  Cox’s son Peter mentioned.  29 pages, including three letters from Cox snr.  List 10.

COX, Patrick Joseph.  Bigamy alleged in 1886, but New Zealand police state he co-habited only with Sarah CAREY in Dunedin and had 4 children by her.  5 pages, List 57.

COX, Thomas Gilbert, Rising Sun hotel, Port Melbourne; in 1910 an anonymous letter claims he is living with another man’s wife and children – Mrs SCHULTZ.  He claims housekeeper only.  16 pages, List 93.

COXELL, John H., writes from Adelaide SA in 1897.  He gave money to a Mrs. BOURBAUD to return to her husband in Stawell, and is having trouble getting re-imbursed.  Constable J. Bourbaud reports that the writer is her brother in law and declines to pay costs.  7 pages, List 41.

COO YET (COYTT), William, murdered at Kilmore in 1877.  Report and further comment in 1882.  Large file, List 58.

COYLE, John. Information sought by wife M., Perth, WA, in 1909.  He was a carpenter and joiner, believed in Melbourne with the wife of HODGINS of Adelaide.  Found.  9 pages, List 91.

CRABBE, Bernard, sought by mother Laura, Rose Park South Australia, in 1917.  He needs to support his child Harold who he left with her after his wife left him.  13 pages, List 75.

CRABBE, Mrs. L., Rose Park, South Australia, wrote in 1918 seeking Mrs. Mabel Crabbe, whose child she is caring for.  9 pages, List 81.

CRABTREE, Marion, wrote from Bundaberg Qld in 1899 re her son J.R., who telegraphed her for money for his return passage from Melbourne but has not arrived.  He was 30 years, well educated ‘is very clever with pen and pencil’.  12 pages, List 38.

CRAIG, WILLIAMSONS & THOMAS.  Warehouse fire 1897; background of Richard PEEBLES sought.  Large file, some water damaged and difficult to read.  List 20

CRAIGH, Rupert, child, accidentally kicked by a police horse in Melbourne in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 49.

CRANE, Barney.  Anonymous letter of 1919 alleges he has committed bigamy under the name of Robinson.  Police find he is living with Agnes THOMPSON and they have two children.  Crane says he married Louisa MULDER fourteen years ago and she deserted him.  5 pages, List 4.

CRANFIELD, Arthur, deserted wife and 3 children c1897.  In 1900 she asks police to find him, and he is located in South Australia, but declines to provide maintenance.  8 pages, List 45.

CRAVEN, Thomas, wrote from Bendigo in 1895, wishing to join police force.  He was 20 years old.  2 pages, List 28.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Catherine, wife of George, died suddenly at Windsor in 1900; had been bedridden for some years.  5 pages, List 51.

CRAWFORD, William of Skipton.  Applies to join police force in 1906, but gave wrong age, so denied admittance. George RUSSELL of Langi Willi writes supporting letter.  3 pages, List 4.

CREE, Rosie Christina, 16yrs, sister of Mrs. JONES, taken from Miss SUTHERLAND’s Homes by BLAIR family of Alberton, to help on farm, 1905.  They sell out and go overseas, and she is taken in by farmer Arthur WARREN and wife.  Rosie claimed Warren sexually assaulted her; taken by neighbour Dave JONES to KEATING family who look after her.  Also claims a sexual relationship with Jones, who is to marry someone else.  Her letters to her sister on file, as is statement by Ernest Henry CAUGHEY.  26 pages, List 3.

CRESWELL, Joseph, fell down abandoned mine shaft at Pitfield in 1896; working there with Francis McCAFFERY.  Large file re attempt to recover body and payment due to George COMMONS, John REID, Patrick MATHEWS, Thomas BROWN, who helped recover it, and which govt department should pay costs.  List 38.

CRESSWELL, J.G., Corrimal, South Coast NSW, wrote in 1909 re his uncle Thomas SIMPSON, butcher, late of Kibblesworth Colliery, Newcastle on Tyne England.  5 pages, List 89.

CRICHTON, A.L. Fifteen year old daughter Etheldom Grace missing, 1907. Father is a caterer and pastry cook at Kensington. Her photo on file. Found.  List 1.

CRICHTON, Jack, admitted to Royal Park Home in 1904.  In 1910 his mother Mrs. J. Crichton, wrote from Bendigo, asking for him to be returned to her ‘there is always an ache’.  Gives details of circumstances of his removal.  6 pages, List 54.

CRICKETERS ARMS HOTEL, Punt Rd. Richmond.  Anonymous complaint about Sunday trading in 1902.  Licensee was James McCONVILLE.  12 pages, List 16.

CRIGAN, Henry, hired to work in the detective police in 1885, but negative report on him.  Letters from father Charles in London and father in law Robert JORDAN on file.  14 pages, List 57.

CROCKETT, John, deserted wife Hannah at Ballarat in 1905; 34 years, member of Artillery Band.  Various Bands contacted, not found.  13 pages, List 82.

CROFT, Jane, 33 years, single, mother of 4 living children, made allegation of sexual assault against Constable HORNIBROOK at Kyneton in 1895, withdrew it, then took him to court for maintenance of her baby in 1896.  Very detailed information on the file, she is described as ‘a depraved, vicious, violet and most untruthful creature’.  She admits that Gavan Stewart WALLACE is the father of one of her children; her letters to him on file.  Case thrown out of court.  22 pages, List 37.

CROFT, Katherine, died in hotel in Melbourne in 1900, licensee Henry THOMPSON; found by servant Bella MIDDLETON.  Living apart from husband Thomas, a farmer, at Myrtleford.  23 pages, List 47.

CROLL, Mrs. Barbara, Mooroopna. Wrote a number of complaints from 1903 – 1905 that fruit from their orchard was being stolen ; detailed investigation undertaken, and comments about family on file.  29 pages, List 63.

CRONAN, Mrs. Emily.  Attempted suicide in 1920, taken to hospital by police, no charges laid.  7 pages, List 24.

CRONIN, Denis, Melbourne, applies for plain clothes force in 1905, 29 years, born Sydney, newly arrived in Melbourne, formerly in Transvaal. Negative comment on file.  6 pages, List 52.

CRONIN, Edward, in 1900 found to be destitute, and arrangements made to take him to Bendigo Benevolent Home.  9 pages, List 47.

CROOKS, Victor Norman, deserted illegitimate child Victor Clive, son of Elizabeth BODY of Carisbrook, in 1906.  In 1907 he was found interstate.  8 pages, List 44.

CROSBIE/CROSBY/CROSSLEY, Clara. Lost in bush in Lilydale in 1885. File re search and finding her and unflattering report on her family.  List 1.

CROSBY, Catherine.  Enquiry from Master in Lunacy, 1868, re her property, which was sold.  Letter from her 1869 protesting this and explanation of police actions.  28 pages, List 4.

CROSS, Samuel John, committed suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1902 and buried by cousin.  Information sought by son John in Surry Hills NSW.  8 pages, List 63.

CROSSLEY, Mrs. Lily, wife of Frank, actor, assaulted by an unknown male at Albert Park in 1901.  Very detailed description of injuries inflicted, and anonymous letter claiming she was mistaken for someone else, as well as details of investigations, and a letter from father in law Harry Crossley, Richmond.  32 pages, List 53.

CROSTHWAITE, Benjamin.  See SOURIAN, Lilith.

CROTON, William John, returned soldier, farming at Raluana near Rupanyup.  Charged with carnal knowledge of his stepdaughter Mavis Croton in 1928.  Warning: this is quite a confronting file; employee Leonard Charles WHITE helped her to report to police.  Letters from her on file and copy of her testimony.  21 pages, List 59.

CROUCH, George.  Wife left him and their four children in 1919; he subsequently deserted the children.  They were placed in the Hope of Hope Collingwood for a period.  Letter from their grandmother in Sydney, seeking their whereabouts in 1920.  9 pages, List 3.

CROW, Margaret, Emigration Depot, Geelong, wrote in 1866 asking the address of her brother in law Scott STEWART, who was in the police force; dismissed from force.  8 pages, List 78.

CROY, Joseph, robbed in Melbourne in 1907.  Offenders identified and sent to trial.  He lost a job in NSW while waiting for case to be heard; asks financial help.  4 pages, List 44.

CUGNET, M. Gaston; manager Mr. Maitland asks police presence on occasion of flying exhibition at Altona in 1910; agreed to.  4 pages, List 24.

CUISS, Augustus Andrew, 27 years, died after treatment by Chinese doctor James LAMSET of Bendigo in 1895.  Report on case and copy of newspaper article.  16 pages, List 27.

CULNANE, A. wrote from ‘Thugga’ Morven via Culcairn in 1898, asking help to locate her husband who went to Melbourne and has not returned.  He is a cripple.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

CULKIN, M.W., Melbourne, wrote two strange letters in 1912, complaining of larrikins and police.  7 pages, List 32.

CULKIN, Martin William.  Wrote two letters in 1894, complaining of alleged assault and police inaction; report on his allegations, 18 pages, List 13.

CULLEY, Lilian, wrote from Bondi Sydney in 1901, asks police to trace her brother Gordon Samuel Culley, adopted by G. OLIVER of Horsham c14 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

CUMBLE, Susan, 69 years, died at Braybrook in 1903 and buried at government expense.  Assets sold to pay costs and Isabella DEMPSTER reimbursed.  14 pages, List 66.

CUMMERFORD, Alice, Glen Aplin Qld., wrote in 1915 re Thomas KELLY, who left Stanthorpe c1913; he was wanted for child maintenance.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

CUMMINS, Henry James and Thomas Michael and Henry NICHOLLS, tried at Children’s Court Melbourne in 1919, with breaking and entering shop of George Arthur HUDSON.  Witnesses Alexander John BLYTH and Richard Morton Lyell PIKE.  6 pages.  Henry charged with further offences.  8 pages, List 27.

CUMMINS, Philip, died at Mitcham in 1905, buried at government expense.  File details unsuccessful attempt to get sons Philip and John and daughters Mrs. HUNT and Mrs. ROBERTSON to pay costs.  14 pages, List 26.

CUNNINGHAM, Lilian May, employed at the Epidemic Hospital at the Exhibition in 1919, asks Clifford Henry NEWBERY, an orderly there, to mind her jewellery, but he pawns it instead.  14 pages List 31.

CUNNINGHAM, William Duncan, died suddenly in Fitzroy in 1894, 44 years.  Medical evidence states not suspicious, but James WALLACE, Pitt St Sydney, writes to police that a boarder – BLAKE (real name CAPPER) claimed he was poisoned in mistake for his wife Mary on whom he (Blake) had taken out a life assurance policy.  Police inclined to dismiss claim, but Blake returns and visits her.  (A most bizarre case.)  24 pages, List 38.

CURRAN, Mrs. Eileen, wrote from Fitzroy in 1917 complaining about the arrest of her husband William Edward Curran, a military deserter, without a warrant.  Detailed report on file.  11 pages, List 70.

CURRELL, James, left home in Albert Park in 1895 and disappeared.  Formerly a cab driver, 68 years, separated from second wife, had 3 daughters by a former marriage.  Relations FOGG family mentioned.  Report in 1901 when widow applies for probate.  Large file.  List 51.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee. Charged with behaving in an indecent manner after being seen urinating in a gutter, 1915. Attempts to get case dropped; is the son of the late John, one of the founders of Melbourne etc. Was a sharebroker and former banker, and was well-known as ‘an honest man but I preserved my character as a gentleman, the rogues did not.’  List 1.

CURRY, Ada, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1909 seeking John CONSIDINE against whom she won a breach of promise case.  Found with brother; separated from wife.  6 pages, List 89.

CUTHBERT, Eileen, 10 year old daughter of Sophia of Thornbury, alleges indecently assaulted in 1928.  3 pages, List 58.

CUTLER, Joseph, wrote two strange letters to Sydney gaol authorities in 1899, from Drouin.  He mentions being examined by mind readers in Parramatta in 1897.  They suggest Victorian police keep an eye on him, but he is unknown at Drouin.  13 pages, List 41.

CUTTING, Albert alias FRYER, deserted wife Catherine and 3 children at Warrnambool in 1908.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 86.

CUTTS, Thomas.  Wife wrote from Ballarat re his failure to pay maintenance for her and their 3 children, and she due to give birth shortly.  Police report she was never married to him, was originally Fanny SMITH and lived with him for some years.  She then left him at Penshurst and married –WRIGHT.  Police return his two surviving children to him.  4 pages, List 15.

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DALE, Harry, sought by mother M.A., Bathurst St., Hobart, in 1915.  ‘One of his brother has been killed in action, one wounded yesterday …’.  Found.  12 pages, List 80.

DALE, Maud of Carlton, wrote in 1899 re her father who imported a merry-go-round and has been travelling in N.S.W. with it. She and her sister are worried as they haven’t heard from him for some months. Police eventually track him down, but in the meantime he had written to her. 12 pages, List 2.

DALE, Thomas D., constable, Waratah, Tasmania, wrote in 1909 asking police to locate his brother William, last heard of in 1906 at Bridgewater; his letters have been returned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 90.

DALGLISH, William John, husband of Agnes, writes a series of letters in 1895 from Jumbunna, claiming among other things that neighbour Elizabeth MARTIN had committed bigamy with Walter TABOR.  Report states ill feeling between the two families because Dalglish’s daughter was dumped by Tabor for Martin’s daughter.  16 pages, List 27.

DALRYMPLE, William John. Committed for trial for murder of Annie HILL at Fitzroy in 1906; his background given. 4 pages, List 2

DALSCHECK,  Abraham.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children report in 1898 that he has left his two young sons on his property in Gippsland to fend for themselves.  5 pages, List 3.

DALTON, Ernest, also known as William BOWEN, escaped from Yarra Bend Asylum and went to NSW in 1917; a Victorian, 24 years, committed crime there and admitted to asylum.  Large file covers 1917-1918.  List 71.

DALTON, Francis Michael, jockey.  Location sought by solicitors WALLACE & Son of Sydney in 1900; file reveals he is living with a brothel keeper called CROSBIE.  10 pages, List 46.

DALWOOD, Norman Lawrence, assaulted Margaret Dalwood at Carlton in 1928.  38 years, known to police.  Photo of him with child, and one page report.  List 60.

DALY, John, late of Sydney, died in 1874 on board steamer You Yangs, 76 years.  File re disposal of assets.  9 pages, List 31.

DALY, Mary.  Wrote from Sydney in 1905 re Edward DU VERGUR, who had deserted his wife Maria.  She is looking after her, but can’t continue.  7 pages, List 8.

DAMOND FAMILY, Ashburton, accidently poisoned in 1900 after eating decomposed meat.  3 pages, List 50.

DANGERFIELD, Mrs. St. Kilda, 1894. Wants to adopt her daughter’s illegitimate child, which is not expected to live. Daughter in hospital and husband being treated for ‘brain trouble’. Asks no inquest when child dies as it will upset husband; department agrees.  List 1.

D’ANGRI, Noel Arthur. Ran away from home at Bentleigh after quarrel with father. 12 yrs old. Photo of him and a young girl on file, taken four years previously. 4 pages.  List 1.

DANIELS, F.W., public servant, Kalinga, Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1938 re his wife, son Harold and unnamed daughter, who were living in Hawthorn.  He is divorced and has been supporting them, but they refuse to answer his letters.  Gives detailed background to case.  10 pages, List 2.

DANISH CLUB caretaker Julius SVANSKJER fell down stairs and injured himself in 1909; report on, 4 pages, List 53.

DANN, Edith May, nee JOYNER, charged with bigamy 1930; married Frank Dann at Footscray in 1927 and subsequently Walter Wm. WARNHAM.  13 pages, List 2.

DARLING HOTEL, Richmond.  Anonymous letter in 1902 that police frequent the place.  Report states not true, and that a rival Miss Hannah DUGGAN of the Royal Sailor Hotel is probably the person who wrote.  She was recently fined.  8 pages, List 16.

DASH, Charlotte. Alleged criminal assault on her, 1881. She was the daughter of the Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kerang. 8 pages, List 2.

DASHWOOD, George, deserted wife and child at Bathurst in 1905.  English, c30 years, ship’s engineer.  Not found; no photo.  6 pages, List 69.

DAULBY, Mrs. E., wrote from Adelaide in 1895 re her husband Henry who has not sent maintenance.  He is a butcher.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 29.

DAULBY, Mrs. E.  Wrote from North Adelaide in 1897 re her husband Henry, last heard of in 1895 with a butcher’s shop in St. Kilda, he deserted her.  Police find he is living with another woman.  6 pages, List 20

DAVENPORT, Mrs., ‘Beaufort’ Newtown, Sydney, NSW.  Wrote in 1899 re loss of valuable prize-winning Yorkshire Terrier, which disappeared from her husband’s chemist shop.  She believes it may have been stolen and taken to Melbourne.  5 pages, List 42.

DAVEY, F.K., Meeniyan, applies for Mounted Police, 1898.  1 page, List 20.

DAVEY, Reginald.  Of Boort, charged with killing 39 wild ducks in 1906.  17 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, John Y., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1899 re a newspaper report of the drowning suicide of Alexander AITCHISON, a blacksmith.  Asks if it is his cousin, born Dunbar Scotland, c41 years, who arrived c1881 in Queensland.  Mrs. Mary THOMSON of Fairfield knew him; seems to be the same person.  10 pages, List 43.

DAVIDSON, Robert William, presented with a watch by locals at Woolsthorpe when he enlisted and left for the front.  In 1916 G. HAYWARD of Leeds Yorkshire wrote asking if local police could find where he was, as he had lost the watch at the Dardanelles, it had been found and Hayward wished to return it to him.  5 pages, List 80.

DAVIDSON, William. In 1917 deserted 5 year old son and wife and ran off with Jessie DOUBLEDAY, who left her husband William Henry at South Yarra, and took their 9 year old daughter with her. Doubleday has enlisted and wants his daughter back.  List 1.

DAVIES, Mrs. A., Collingwood, 1903, complains her husband (un-named) doesn’t provide enough for her and her 13 year old daughter to live on; he is a bootmaker, as is his brother.  The family formerly lived in Carlton, and neighbours there give her a poor report.  6 pages, List 25.

DAVIES, Annie (Mrs. Richard) Rocky Springs, Stewart’s Corner, Townsville, wrote in 1902 re Professor RICHARDS who treated diseases with electricity.  She had paid him money to cure her deafness but he has cleared out. A detailed report on him is compiled.  10 pages, List 63.

DAVIES, Christina Maria. Born Melbourne, married John A. McCONAGHY in 1877 and bigamously William DAVIES in 1877. She has had nine children by him. Davies had previously married Catherine LEWIS in Sydney, and deserted both wives, and married Alice LUND. Christina wants Davies found, 1909 but drops case. Her daughter is married to Michael FOLEY.  List 1.

DAVIES, Christina, South Melbourne, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, who deserted her in 1904; c46 years, assayer.  This is the same case as above, but has a lot of detail; file covers 1904 – 1908, and includes several letters from her and reports from police.  43 pages, List 84.

DAVIES, Elias, deserted wife Sarah and 7 children at Kerang in 1902; believed in W.A.  Bootmaker/miner, 44 years, brother Arthur John Davies is in W.A.  Found.  17 pages, List 62.

DAVIES, Thomas, pensioner Vic. Railways, died Northcote  August 1895, intestate.  Believed to have a married sister Margaret LEWIS in Cardiff.  List of assets sold.  6 pages, List 31.

DAVIS, Albert Edward Ryrie, wanted for embezzlement at Tumut NSW in 1907.  Photo.  2 pages, List 83.

DAVIS, Amy nee CRAMPTON. Committed bigamy. Married Frank DAVIS at Junee 1914, and they had five children. In 1930 she left him and lived with Jack LOVEBAND and later married him in Victoria.  List 1.

DAVIS, E.E.   Of Port Pirie, wrote in 1906 re his son W., who had been in Yea.  Found.  4 pages, some torn, List 3.

DAVIS, Henry, wanted for maintenance of illegitimate child Henry TURNER in 1898; mother Alice Maud, barmaid, Sydney.  Found in Prahran.  6 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Samuel Edward, wrote from Royal Park Receiving Home to the Governor General in 1917, seeking his freedom and rights.  Letter forwarded to police who report he enlisted in the army but because of mental state was returned when the ship reached South Africa; believes he is the King of Australia etc.  His wife and 3 children lived in Caulfield. 6 pages, List 72.

DAVIS, Soames, murdered or disappeared Beechworth, 1862.  In 1882 Henry McKAY claimed that the bushranger POWER was the offender.  The very large file includes the 1862 investigation and 1882 comments.  List 58.

DAVIS, David, bootmaker, Spencer Street Melbourne.  Complains in 1908 about a Truth article in which he is described as a habitual criminal and his wife as a ‘lowdown harlot’, when their son David is in court.  10 pages, List 86.

DAWSON, Charles.  Petition for release after being imprisoned for assault on William THOMSON at Kyneton in 1864.  2 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, Ernest.  Sought by wife in Sydney in 1906; not found.  5 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, F., wrote to Premier, re locating her sister Jane SMITH.  Original letter not on file, but sister found at Kiata near Nhill.  5 pages, List 48.

DAWSON, Frederick James, 44 years, baker/cook, deserted wife and 7 children in Prahran c1900, believed to be in W.A. with barmaid Bessie SCANLAN.  In 1909 wife asks police to trace him; not found.  12 pages, List 91..

DAWSON, J.H.V., wrote a number of letters from Perth in 1899.  His brother, H.E. of Bourke Street Melbourne, advised.  He suffers hallucinations.  11 pages, List 39.

DAWSON, William.  Deserted wife Sarah Ann and children May, Victoria, Lillie,  Leo, Lena, Leslie, Bert and 15 mth child.  He was a glassblower, 42 yrs, had a brother Hugh in New Zealand.  Found.  33 pages, List 4.

DAY, Herbert William, Standard Bank of Australia, Geelong, asks police to keep an eye on James ASHLEY who is traveling around with Day’s steam merry-go-round.  Confidential report shows Ashley owes money.  4 pages, List 28.

DAY, Marcella.  Her Dramatic Company asks police presence for performance at Brighton Town Hall in 1895; original flyer on file.  3 pages, List 26.

DAY, Thomas of Hawthorn, wrote in 1906, asking if Mrs. GALE, an old friend, needed to register under the Infant Life Protection Act, as she was looking after his twins.  Their mother had died giving birth.  3 pages, List 3.

DAYLESFORD. Dynamite explosion at office of Advocate newspaper, 1895.  List 1.

DAYLESFORD CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.  Complains to police that Leonard BIBLE and Martin DWAN are running street bets on races.  Report states that the claim is by Charles DEVLIN who had to apologise to the local constable for slandering him and no truth in claim.  6 pages, List 16.

DEAN, Margaret.  Gives birth to an illegitimate child on the Sydney Express train in 1899.  File re her removal at Seymour and care of her and child.  Father of the child given as William MARSH.  She and Marsh had been employed by Frederick HENDY, farmer, Katunga.  Marsh’s father William at Coburg.  Her brother Robert and family live at Yarrawonga.  35 pages, List 16.

de BUSSIERE, Paul alias BARRON.  French Consul in Melbourne asks for and receives detailed report on him and on Wilson D’ARGENTAN in 1905.  17 pages, List 64.

DEED, George Robert, 37 years, assaulted his wife and burnt down his house at Majorca in 1896, then attacked Dr P. CUNNINGHAM at Talbot, before suiciding.  His body was later found by George GEDDES of Sandy Creek.  File details case, including calling on Aboriginal trackers and draining a nearby dam.  31 pages, List 35.

DE FOE, Caroline Matilda, sought in 1897.  Incomplete file, but her employment history given, and she is found in an asylum.  13 pages, List 40.

DEFRAGA, John, 39 years, born Melbourne, left for America in 1908.  In 1909 his wife asked police to find him.  Found.  3 pages, List 88.

DE FRATUS, Frank, Mullewa-Cue Line, Western Australia, asked police in 1908 to find his wife Ann Ruth nee SOUTHAM or TALLON; born Rushworth.  5 pages, List 86.

DEFRIES, Colin, Melbourne Motor Garage, wrote in 1910 re placing taxi cabs in the streets.  2 pages, List 54.

de GALCZYNSKI, Henri, 28 years, sought by brother Rene in Sydney in 1902.  He is a draughtsman, decorator and violinist.  Believed to be with Marian CHAUMET a much older woman.  Found to have used the name Otto PERL in Melbourne, believed gone overseas.  11 pages, List 62.

de GATCZYNSKI, Henri, sought by brother Reni in Sydney in 1901. He has taken money and run off with Mme Marian CHAUMET, who left her husband c2 years ago. They may be using the name BENEDETTI. Henri was 27 yrs old, Marion about 57 yrs! 23 pages, List 2.

DEGERING, Mrs. A., South Yarra, living apart from her husband, an un-naturalized German, she complains in 1916 that he has been threatening to take the children she has away from her.  Interviewed, he claimed she had left him for another man.  5  pages, List 78.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth. Living with Henry CARR and registers birth of Leslie Hilton Carr in 1893. His wife Mary Ann Carr claims false registration of birth as they are not married. She has been married to him for 29 years and has nine children.  List 1.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth, wife of John.  Henry CARR, proprietor of Brighton Coffee Palace, named as co-respondent in divorce case in 1895.  His wife is divorcing him and reports false registration of birth.  12 pages, List 26.

DELLA MADDALENA, Andrea.  Hanged himself at Nagambie in 1910.  Italian Consul in Melbourne seeks details of estate etc.  19 pages, List 23.

DELLA VEDOVA, Battista, complains to Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915 about his ill-treatment by Marong police.  Detailed report states previously admitted to lunatic asylum, is acting strangely; his son, who lives in Gippsland, is interviewed and says father deserted his family in Italy 15 years ago.  Quite a graphic report of his living conditions.  8 pages, List 81.

DELLOR, E.B., St. Kilda.  Asked for her son in the Reform School at Ballarat to be released to her in 1882; refused.  4 pages, List 57.

DE LOMBA, Marsel, wrote from Bathurst Gaol in 1915 asking police to find his sister Lila, believed with aunt Mrs. DIXON.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB. Melbourne. 1899 report on.  List 1.

DEMPSEY, David, deserted wife Marie Bridget and 5 children in Carlton in 1893.  File covers search for him in 1894. 13 pages, List 38.

DEMPSTER, Mrs Florrie, South Melbourne, deserted by husband William Robert in 1908; she is pregnant.  4 pages, List 84.

DENNIS, Annie, wrote from Perth, Tasmania in 1905.  While in Melbourne she had left money to Robert HUTCHINSON, then working at a butcher’s shop in Hawthorn, as he had gambled his away.  She has written several letters, but he has not repaid it or replied.  5 pages, List 65.

DENNIS, Rosa Mary, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re Elsie Mary MORRIS, eldest daughter of William Morris, boot factory, Abbotsford.  She has had care of her for 3 years; is now 10 years old.  She went on a visit to her father, and has not returned.  5 pages, List 84.

DENNISON, Ethel May, absconded from the Scots Church Home for neglected children in 1896; caught and returned.  Costs on file.  She had been licensed out to Mrs. ROTHERHAM of Surrey Hills.  12 pages, List 37.

DE PLEVITZ, George Richard. Bigamist. Married Elsie E. HANIGAN in Sydney in 1912, had three children by her, then married Ivy LAYTON in Melbourne in 1925. His mother is Mrs. Mary Ann LUFF.  1928 report.  List 1.

DERWAN, Mrs, living apart from her husband at 6 Parker Street Footscray in 1917 and with ‘Darky’ FEATHERSTONE who had enlisted.  Anonymous letter complains of her behaviour.  4 pages, List 72.

DE SILVERIA, Frank, sought by M. De Silveria of Albert Park in 1894.  He was also known as Frank Silver, has a brother James, and was 16 years old.  9 pages, List 13.

DE SILVEIRA, M., Northcote, complains in 1902 of police treatment of her brother Charles.  Detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 61.

DE SMEET, Arthur, sought by Belgian Consul in 1880, found interstate.  17 pages, List 17.

DESMOND, Nellie/Ellen, gave birth to male child at Women’s Hospital in 1904 and gave false information to staff and child registered as Harry PERKINS.  Police investigate but no prosecution; birth entry changed by registrar.  16 pages, List 63.

DESSENT, Mrs. D. Cora Lynn via Garfield, Gippsland, wrote in 1917 re her sister Dorothy KING who had come from Western Australia and been drinking heavily.  7 pages, List 73.

DEVINE, John.  Died suddenly at 65 Simpson St., East Melbourne in 1898, home of his brother in law.  2 pages, List 18.

DE VOSTOK, George, arrested in Melbourne in 1900 and charged with attempting false representation on S.W. SUTER of Launceston.  Admits previous offence in South Africa.  9 pages, List 47.

DEW, Arthur, Camberwell, asks Chief Commissioner in 1915 not to dismiss him for his drunkenness; has signed the pledge.  2 pages, List 81.

DEWING, George Mathew. Sought by W.A. Zuill, MLA in NSW in 1918 on behalf of unnamed sister who is anxious to contact him. Found. 7 pages.

DE YORK, Madame. Prosecuted for fortune telling at Eastern Market, 1897.  List 1.

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DIBBS, Emily, alias Madame FITZJAMES, ‘professional abortionist’, convicted of murder of Mrs. Adele DIXON in 1896.  20 pages, List 37.

DIBBS, Emily. Summoned in 1899 for failing to contribute to the maintenance of her three children Emily, Harriet and Arthur who are Wards of the State. She is in prison, but owns rental property, the proceeds of which could be used for the children. 10 pages, List 2.

DICKENS, Georgina, wife of the licensee of Robin Hood Hotel, Drouin, claims an unknown woman left a baby with her in Melbourne in 1894, but it is really the illegitimate child of her daughter Rhoda DOBBIN, and she is trying to get rid of it.  Witnesses Charlotte HUNTINGTON and Dr. Robert Merry SMITH confirm true position.  19 pages, List 24.

DICKIE, Mary Gill, daughter of a clergyman from Colac, alleged she was raped by James McKENZIE at Mrs. PLEWS Boarding House in South Yarra in 1912.  She was single, 43 years.  He was a friend of the HARRISONS, a newly arrived couple from England.  Dr. HORN who had been treating her gives her “a terrible character” and the case is withdrawn.  7 pages, List 33.

DICKINSON, Mrs. Senior, Newfield, near Port Campbell, complains in 1904 that her husband, from whom she has been separated for some years, is poisoning her cattle.  Stewart SMITH, carpenter, Darlington, writes on her behalf.  19 pages, List 68.

DICKSON, William George, sought by deserted wife in 1910; she is ill and needs maintenance.  5 pages, List 93.

DIETZ, Albert Richard, German, 40 years, formed a company in 1908 and absconded.  Found interstate.  9 pages, List 86.

DILLER, Charles.  Wrote from Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1898 re his daughter Esther Louisa, 19 years, who was supposed to be with Mr. & Mrs. FLEMING at Werribee.  7 pages, List 18.

DILLON, E.  File re his failure to pay burial costs of illegitimate child of M.A. TIPPING, who he later married.  Two letters from him on file, 1903.  14 pages, List 4.

DILLOW, Annie May, 15 years ran away from employer in 1901.  Mother Eva, North Melbourne, writes a number of letters, mostly repetitive asking police to find her.  Found.  56 pages, List 53.

DILLOW, Eva Ethel Evangeline, Northcote, in 1909 asked for police help as her husband was threatening her.  Report states is very eccentric and do not believe claim.  10 pages, List 88.

DILLOW, Eva, North Melbourne, asks police help in 1909, claims husband states she is insane to avoid paying maintenance.  Husband Ernest is interviewed and explains situation.  6 pages, List 91.

DINSMORE, Bartley Stone, deserted wife Elizabeth Rice; Scottish, a contractor, 50 years.  Committed suicide in 1904.  Incomplete file.  4 pages, List 56.

DITTMER, R.  Wrote from Goulburn NSW in 1897 re his uncle Conrad BOETTCHER, who was supposed to be keeping an hotel at Melbourne, according to Dittmer’s mother in Germany.  Conrad was born near Hamburg Germany, and would be 40-50 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 6.

DIX, Emily. Anonymous letter claiming her husband a drunkard etc. Letters from her re her children Emily, Isabella and Louisa in Industrial School; she is in Yarra Bend. 4 files in all covering 1869-1872.  List 1.

DIXON, E.J., a J.P. in Prahran, forwarded to police some threatening letters received by him in 1885; they are on file.  Investigations of Edward RUSSELL and his wife, who used to work for him, and estate agent Frank E. EDGCOMBE are inconclusive.  A large file, List 57.

DIXON, Mrs Ellen, Windsor, claims in 1908 that a female child in her care, is the daughter of Ada O’ROOKE who has died, and seeks help in caring for her.  Detailed report covers whether the child’s real name is Alvira Montigue LOWE,  or a child of Mrs Rachel ROOKE of Tatura, who married her first cousin, or of Dixon herself.  Various people take the child: Mrs COPE, Mrs Sarah SPARGO, widow, Mr CRONE, jeweller, Fitzroy.  This is a very complicated file.  29 pages, List 85.

DOALMAN, Ada Matilda, 26 years, murdered by Walter Edgar ERFURTH who then suicided in 1913.  Letters from her brother Charles, a Sydney constable, her sister Rosie and her mother Sarah, seeking details and giving background.  29 pages, List 94.

DOBIE, Thomas. Unregistered doctor, file re plans to charge him, 1880-1881. 25 pages, List 2.

DOBLE, Philip.  Sought by brother in law Charles HEYNEN of Mallala Sth Australia in 1888. He left there the previous year and hasn’t been heard from; 31yrs, native of Devon England, sister Mrs. John HARVEY lives in Clunes.  6 pages, List 5.

DOBSON, George, killed his 3 children and a neighbour Peter DIMSDALE near Springhurst in 1894, then suicided.  17 pages, List 24.

DODD, Hugh Gray. File re cost of his burial after his death at Pakenham in 1920. Wife Annie located in Maitland, but states he deserted her twenty years ago and she can’t pay the expense. File includes list of his assets. 15 pages. List 1.

DOHERTY, Dennis, vagrant, found dead under a bridge at Seymour in 1898, crawling with lice.  At first unidentified, local photographer R.A. LESLIE is asked to take a photo, which is on file.  Subsequent dispute over his charge.  Body subsequently identified as Doherty, c45 years, Irish, Catholic, single, had been recently in Lancefield.  15 pages, List 46.

DOHERTY, Michael, Marshalltown, 14 years old in 1899, when charged with placing obstructions on railway line near Conewarre.  3 pages, incomplete file.  List 43.

DOIG, David, deserted wife E.H., Malvern, South Australia c1912 and went to Scotland.  He was a baker, 52 years.  In 1917 she asked if a man in Geelong by the same name was him; no.  10 pages, List 72.

DOLAN, Mrs. Helena.  Writes from Brisbane Qld in 1899; was deserted by husband Tom 3 years ago.  His father lives in Echuca.  Not found.  8 pages, List 17.

DOLAN, Mrs. Thomas, wrote from Brisbane in 1896 re her husband who left 4 weeks ago for Echuca, to see his ailing father, and hasn’t returned home.  Father interviewed and said son was heading home, but he hadn’t returned.  9 pages, List 36.

DOLAN, Thomas.  Information sought by wife Thelma, Carlton, in 1906; has heard he is dead.  His father, brother Frederick and sister Mary interviewed.  He was a Victorian, hairdresser, 40 years.  14 pages, List 71.

DONOVAN, Frank.  Deserted wife in Sydney c1893.  She writes in 1897, asking police to find him, family in Bendigo.  Not found.  15 pages, List 20.

DONOVAN, F.W., Preston, reported in 1908 that William JOHSON of Arthur Street Preston is ill treating his mother Jane, who was 83 years.  Detailed reported on case; Johanna CORRIGAN, a neighbour, is interviewed.  16 pages, List 87.

DONAGHY, Thomas, sought by wife Florence of Kew in 1889; last heard from at Townsville Qld, working on a lighter.  He was a native of the North of Ireland, c40 years, ship’s steward.  She was in poor circumstances.  Not found.  22 pages, List 43.

DONCASTER, E.S. & A. Bank, William Meader, officer in charge.  Robbed in 1891; report on.  4 pages, List 55.

DONNELLY, Joseph William, sought by Mrs. G.A. AMES of Drouin in 1900; she’s in poor circumstances and he’s her only relative in the colony.  Not found.  17 pages, List 47.

DONNELLY, Maggie, daughter of Hugh and Mary, gives birth to an illegitimate child, Ruby, in 1897, which subsequently dies.  She is known locally as REED and claimed to have married William Reed at Hamilton in 1889, and separated from him when she found out he was already married.  They had a child, registered as Herbert Donnelly Reed, now being cared for by her mother.  Reed was born Wisbeach England, and was 42 in 1889.  Quite a complicated story, with lots of personal detail.  23 pages, List 40.

DONNELLY, Mary A., file re ability of father Andrew of Barkstead to pay for her upkeep in asylum, 1891.  7 pages, List 51.

DONOHUE, W., Zeehan, Tasmania, asks Victoria police in 1909 to help get his wife Eva and child away from her mother and stepfather KELLY in Carlton as they are ill-treating her, and to him in Tasmania.  6 pages, List 53.

DONOVAN, Catherine, 34 years, dressmaker, Windsor, sudden death of, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

DONOVAN, J.H. Wilson, taken to court for non payment of maintenance of children in Industrial Schools, 1894; details of family life given, 5 pages, List 13.

DOOLAN, Joseph, sought by wife in Geelong in 1898.  They have 2 children and she hasn’t herd from him for some months.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 20.

DOOLAN, Mary.  Anonymous letter from Newtownship near Kilmore in 1895, alleges she concealed the birth of a child.  Police report on family.  6 pages, List 29.

DOUGLAS, William, wrote from Pyrmont, Sydney in 1909 re his niece Mrs. McKAY  who went to the USA after the death of her husband; seeks her address.  Solicitor supplies details.  7 pages, List 70.

DOUGLAS, William Ernest Donald, sought in 1909 by J.J. CORRIGAN, Brisbane, on behalf of his wife whom he left in 1908.  He was 35 years, an insurance traveller.  Not found.  7 pages, List 87.

DOWLING, Francis, miner, Tasmanian, deserted wife in 1900.  H. McKenzie, Larundel, Toorak, his father in law, wrote a series of letters in 1901 as police traced him around various mining sites.  63 pages, List 52.

DOWSETT, Thomas, Manning Shire Council, Taree NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking his brother John George, born 1826, native of Wiltshire, Salisbury, left England when c17years and never heard of again. His parents were William Edward and Charlotte.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

DOWSEY, Isaac, Collingwood, wrote in 1901 asking NSW police to confirm whether the death of a Richard in outback NSW, mentioned in a newspaper, is his brother; yes. 7 pages, List 53.

DOYLE, Ann.  Fire at her rented shop in Mark St. South Melbourne in 1865; daughter Madeline suspected.  Fire put out by neighbour George ABSOLOM.  Owner of shop was Thomas BARBER.  13 pages, List 4.

DOYLE, J.P., ship’s fireman; wife wrote from Portland, Port Adelaide in 1918; he hadn’t returned from Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

DOYLE, John, Seymour, receives suicide note from John P. O’BRIEN, posted from NSW in 1894, asking him to look after his children Elizabeth Rose and Mary Joseph who are with his wife in Seymour.  O’Brien was formerly Inspector of Nuisances there, a Victorian, 32 years, who got into financial trouble.  Suspicion that O’Brien has faked death as no trace found.  15 pages, List 24.

DOYLE, Michael, died June 1899 at Bendigo; made his Will on day of his death.  Daughter J. Doyle c/- Ariah Park Goulburn NSW wrote in 1913 re disposal of assets.  (Very difficult to decipher writing).  Sister Katie LYNCH mentioned.  16 pages, List 32.

DRAKE, Harry, deserted his illegitimate child Arthur ROBERTS, mother Susie Florence Roberts, housemaid, Richmond; she took out a warrant.  He was a seaman on coastal steamers, 32 years.  In 1920 his mother was found in New Town Tasmania, and revealed that his wife (nee COOK), was very ill and living with her parents at Chudleigh, Tasmania.  In the meantime Susie had moved to Bendigo and was living with HECKER.  13 pages, List 54.

DREWETT, Phillip Charles, wanted in 1908 for carnal knowledge of Mary Ann STANDING; c23 years.  Photo and 6 pages, List 92.

DREWITT, Thomas.  Convicted of bigamy in 1897; married Ellen FERTCH in South Australia in 1882, and Elizabeth KING in Warrnambool in 1892.  27 pages, List 40.

DRIGGETT, S.J. Returned soldier No. 5826, 21st Battalion.  Police receive a request from Red Cross in 1919, on behalf of an English woman, querying his marital status and character.  Not good and may have committed bigamy in 1914 in NSW with a Miss FLYNN.  8 pages, List 3.

DRUCE, Mrs. North Melbourne, complained of neighbours in 1901; report states she is ‘an old widow lady’ c60 years, delusional.  Dressmaker daughter lives with her. 5 pages, List 51.

DRUMMOND, William, owed wife May Evelyn of Hawthorn maintenance in 1919; died in Castlemaine 1920.  4 pages, List 31.

DRUMMOND, William H., School teacher, Samaria near Benalla.  Shed burnt down in 1897, neighbour Michael DUFFY suspected.  Report on ill-feeling between the two, newspaper cuttings, etc.  45 pages, List 20.

DRUMMOND, William Henry, Police Magistrate. Died of snake bite 1868 at exhibition of snake bite cure.  List 1.

DUANE, Michael, 54 years, labourer, killed on Yarraville railway line in 1900; porter John McALLISTER notifies police. 4 pages, List 48.

DUDLEY, Sam, Menzies, West Australia, wrote in 1901 re his wife Margaret nee STELPH, who left there in 1898; 22 years, relatives live in North Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

DUDLEY, W.H., stoker, on H.M.S. Psyche at Sydney, asked for leave and to draw reserved money.  Police confirm wife in South Yarra in financial difficulties.  5 pages, List 32.

DUFF, Marie and Frank Alexander, Cardinia, South Gippsland.  Complained in 1928 that they were coerced into signing contracts to buy land from John QUINN & Co. P/L.  Quite detailed report on case.  19 pages, List 76.

DUFLOU, Jacques Philippe.  Information sought by Belgian Consul in 1879; had been boarding with B. VAUGHAN in Melbourne.  Traced.  15 pages, List 76.

DUFFY, J.G., Outtrim, 1898, complains of the ‘miserable pittance’ allowed him as a witness in court case at Korumburra; employed at Coal Pits there.  4 pages, List 20.

DUFRESSE, Captain of ship Le Finistere, complains (in French) 1880, of cab driver over charging him.  7 pages, List 4.

DUGGAN, A., Wagga Wagga, asks for background of Peter McKENZIE formerly of Hamilton in 1913; he has proposed to his daughter.  Reply confirms claims; father was manager of local bank.  6 pages, List 92.

DUGGAN, Laurence, died at Malmsbury in 1865, had been in colony for 12 months, had cousins James at Kilmore and Edward at Werribee.  Correspondence re personal property which was found to be worthless.  11 pages, List 34.

DUGGAN, William, farmer, Woorenen, Mallee district, near Swan Hill, reports attempt to poison him and Robert WOODBURN in 1896 by placing strychnine in flour which they made into bread.  Animals which ate the bread died.  Offender not found.  18 pages, List 36.

DUMESQUE, Mary.  (also written as DUMERGUE).  Wrote from Rainbow in 1919, asking police for force her daughter Frances, known as Marie, to return to Melbourne with her and her siblings.  She has been living with the JAHNE family and prefers to stay with them.  Other daughter was Mrs. H.G. HEATHCOTE.  List 5.

DUNCAN, James, wanted for carnal knowledge on Edna Mary ENGLAND, Warrnambool, daughter of William, in 1929,  He was a Scot, c28 years, brother John in Melbourne.  Photo.  List 89.

DUNCAN, Mary, 69 years, Auburn, complains in 1904 because old age pension was withdrawn because of her drunkenness; police report on her is unflattering.  11 pages, List 68.

DUNEMAN, Frank. Convicted of shooting Constance EKINS, 1902. His background given.  List 1.

DUNKLEY, Thomas. Registered births of 3 children at Brighton prior to 1893, claiming his wife Ellen was the mother, but his servant Mary PRICE was the real mother.  List 1.

DUNLEAVY, M., master baker, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re son Jack, 20 years, who left his home with another young man; believes not right in his mind.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

DUNLOP, Miss, teacher at a private school in Murrumbeena, reports in 1900 that several bullets have hit her house.  Local police find that the bullets are from a rifle and eventually discover that the Danish Club held a picnic nearby and there was target shooting.  The club apologies and offers to pay police costs.  10 pages, List 45.

DUNLOP, Mrs. Wallace.   Wrote in 2876 re schoolgirl Susannah KLING who was living at Constable Strachan’s house at Dandenong.  She alleges he has ill treated her, which he denies.  9 pages, List 6.

DUNN, Det.  Home bombed in 1931.  Terry Dean and Curley Brook suspected.  Incomplete file, but large.  List 4.

DUNN, Fanny.  Report of her attempted suicide at Clunes in 1908; aged 25.  2 pages, List 4.

DUNN, John, Aberdeen Hotel Fitzroy, accidently knocked down a destitute woman whom he then took to hospital, 1901.  She died there of a fractured skull.  Photo of her on file, with shaved head.  2 pages, List 52.

DUNN, Michael.  Wrote from Hamilton Commonage [?] Newcastle, NSW in 1897, asking for their help in getting his daughter Mrs. ROY home from Outtrim.  Mention of a child, file incomplete, seems she had not been leading a ‘respectable’ life.  10 pages, List 6.

DUNNE, William, deserted wife Olinda and 3 children at Seahampton near West Wallsend NSW in 1899; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  30 pages, List 49.

DU RIEU, Henry Louis, married to Bertha in the 1880s, the couple separated after two years and remained apart for many years until a short lived reunion.  In 1903 she claimed he owed her maintenance, while he wrote several letters from interstate, disputing her version of events.  18 pages, List 64.

DUYSTERS, Louis. Embezzled Union Bank, 1886. List 1. CONNECTION FOUND

DWYER, James Charles, sought by mother Mrs J. Dwyer, Cowra, in 1908.  Last heard of working for sewerage works in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 86.

DYMKE, Frederick Reinhold, farmer, Quantong near Horsham.  Defrauded by bogus land salesmen James HANNAN and Arthur MAYNE in 1928; persuaded to buy land in the Paramount Estate at St. Albans; letters from Dymke re his expenses at the court case.  A large file, List 59.

DYNON, John, wrote from Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1900; his property at No. 400 is being vandalized, is boarded up.  10 pages, List 47.

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EAGEN, Raymond and father Michael, formerly lived in Grafton NSW, sought in 1905 by John EPPEL of Sydney, found.  8 pages, List 11.

EARLY, Sarah. Bendigo prostitute, now in Melbourne brothel, 1900. Her background given. List 1.

EARP, Joseph, Dunwich Benevolent Home, Brisbane, in 1909 asked police for proof he had been in the force in the 1850s; confirmation provided.  5 pages, List 89.

EASON, Edward, Gilgunnia via Cobar, NSW, wrote in 1902 re his wife Millie who left Sydney for Melbourne some days ago, leaving him with three children. Believes she is with Albert Henry BOEKEMANN; both are 28 years old.  6 pages, List 63.

EASTLAKE, Albert.  Sought by Barbara O’SHANNASSY in 1919.  He is the father of her child.  His wife Blanche found in Prahran, they have 3 children, married 13 years, he left her in 1918 and went to Sydney with Dolly PATTEN.  He was formerly in AIF.  Found ill in Sydney.  15 pages,  List 22.

EASTLAND, Walter John Howard, wanted for falsification of a balance sheet of Tasmanian Credits Ltd. in 1928; arrested in Melbourne, but skipped bail.  His wife was in London.  Miss K. WILLING, typist for the company, interviewed.  This is a large file, List 60.

EBERHARD FAMILY. Morrisons, 1915. Claim they are pro German, but no substance to it. List 1.

ECCLES, Edward Blanchard.  Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL.  Small photo loose in box, no file.  He was a commission agent, c50 yrs.  List 3.

ECHUCA CO-OPERATIVE BAKERY SOCIETY CO.  Master Bakers complain in 1895 that local constable is now Chairman and there is a conflict.  Police agree and he is forced to resign as Chairman.  File includes booklet of 8 pages giving rules of Society.  In 1891 the committee were James COLLINS, William FINDLAY, Henry QUINTON, Frederick Edwin TURNER, James J. WRIGLEY, W.B. REID and the manager was J.H. SULLIVAN.  18 pages, List 27.

EDDINGTON, Robert Graham, deserted wife Sarah A., at Ingleburn NSW.  He left Camden in 1898 to go to his mother Ethel in Melbourne, and never returned.  He was a native of Ballarat, an engineer.  In 1906 she asked police to find him.  7 pages, List 82.

EDGAR, Andrew Lindsay.  Serves a month probation with detective branch of police, then declared to be unsuitable.  Scottish, 30 yrs, completed entry forms on file.  9 pages, List 3.

EDGAR, Elsie, dressmaker, 27 years, charged with concealment of birth, left dead baby in box in the house of Mrs. Susanna MATZ, Sth Melbourne in 1919.  Arrested.  E.A. COLE, widower, with 4 children and a station of 1,400 acres at Moama NSW offers to marry her.  Her photo on file.  15 pages, List 21.  See introduction re photograph copying.

EDGAR, Mrs. Robert John, wrote from Perth WA in 1899.  He had deserted her; a boot finisher, came to Melbourne with a mate Tom SHUGS (SHUGG?) a coach trimmer.  He is 26 years old, family is in Perth.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

EDGAR, W.A. charged with embezzlement on Kauri Timber Co. Sydney in 1906.  c50 years, incomplete file.  Small photo, 2 pages, List 70.

EDGE, Arthur, Ultimo, Sydney NSW, applied to join police force in 1895; English, 28 years.  1 page, List 27.

EDLINGTON, Elizabeth Grace, daughter of Thomas of Pumpkin Point Orbost, 27 years, alleges William CUMMING got her pregnant in 1895, then gave her pills to get rid of child.  She had a miscarriage, has been crippled ever since.  Makes formal complaint against him in 1897.  25 pages, List 20.

EDWARDS, Mrs. C.J. wrote from Broken Hill in 1900, seeking details of the background of William Patrick McCARTHY.  He claimed to be divorced and to be a property owner; she doubts this.  He formerly lived in Moonee Ponds and has four children in a Convent.  Her daughter is infatuated with him.  No trace of divorce.  13 pages, List 47.

EDWARDS, Cecil.  Scotland Yard sought details of  his time in Australia in 1907.  He was suspected of stealing a gold cup from Ascot Racecourse and silverware in Australia.  Report states that he was a remittance man, also known as John Cecil LE FEBRE, and believed to be the son of a London solicitor, John Edwards.  There was a possibility that his identity had been assumed by Victorian criminal Charles WILLIAMS alias Henry WILMOTH alias C. JACKSON, who had been in gaol with him.  7 pages, List 83.

EDWARDS, Mrs. Eleanor.  Charged with abandoning child that she received from nurse Mrs Ellen M. FULLER of Carlton and received money for adopting in 1898, by tricking two children, Neil FYFE, 11 years and Eva BOWMAN [?] into taking it.  In jail for previous action in 1896.  Her daughter Eleanor AUDLEY has a child, lives in Monbulk.  Edwards is ‘a notorious woman in the baby farming line … I have every reason to believe that she has abandoned a large number of young babies.’  Other daughter Alice Ann TERRILL, divorced, is an inmate of Coburg gaol.  39 pages, List 17.

EDWARDS, James, wrote from Hurstville Sydney in 1914 re property he left at a shanty in Little Osborne St Williamstown.  Mrs. W. VEAL of Footscray then lived nearby and was to keep an eye on it, but things were stolen; it had calico walls.  10 pages, List 32.

EDWARDS. John, wrote from Prahran in 1895, seeking to join force.  He was formerly of Bendigo, and in that volunteer Regiment.  Copies of references on file.  3 pages, List 29.

EDWARDS, John, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1903 (prisoner No. 29320) to police, asking help in getting pay owed to him by former employer G. McRAE, shopfitter, Bendigo.  File covers financial position of McRae and eventual payment of a portion of the pay.  17 pages, List 66.

EDWARDS, Marion or Bill. Anonymous letter of complaint re behaviour of and past history [dresses as a male] 1908. Detailed report includes that she was married to a Mrs MINIHAN some years ago, and the latter wants the fact kept quiet.  Edwards was working at the Fitzroy Hotel.  8 pages, List 1.

EDWIN, Franklin, left his mother’s farm at Marcus Hill in 1917; she seeks his return.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

EGAN, James. Suicide of a male at St. Arnaud in 1892, identify not confirmed, but may be him or perhaps Frank Egan, who was Irish, c28 years. File reactivated, reason not given, in 1899. Photo of Frank Egan on file. List 2.

EGAN, Michael John, deserted wife Helena Mary at Bendigo in 1913; two children made Wards of the State, son remained with her.  In 1915 she asked for return of the children which was refused.  File covers 1913-1915.  31 pages, List 79.

EGAN, Thomas, Kalgoorlie, asks details of his police service in 1909, joined 1867.  2 pages, List 61.

EGAR, Mary Ann and Sarah.  Girls, living with Chinese LEE TOCK in Lonsdale Street in 1880.  Taken in by police, with Mary sent to Industrial School and Sarah sent to gaol.  9 pages, List 57.

EICHHOLZ, Martin, last heard from in 1863 when at Castlemaine.  Information sought by German Consul in Melbourne in 1900.  12 pages, List 43.

EISENBERG, Louis Henry, deserted wife in 1906, found.  9 pages, List 82.

ELCHORN, Charles.  Middle Park; bomb thrown at his house in 1928.  Leslie (Squizzie) Taylor, J. Thompson, “Mush” Burns, Terry Dean, “No Toe King”, “Lofty” George, Frank MANLE and Peter HENNESSY suspected.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 4.

ELDER, Violet S., born 1898, child of Alfred of South Yarra, not vaccinated by 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.   17 pages, List 5ELLEMS, Ada, Fitzroy.  Investigation into her background in 1906.  Married Ching HOY, storekeeper, Gunnedah NSW in 1900, as Rose Alice PORTER; claims married to Samuel ELLEMS in Sydney.  9 pages, List 69.

ELLGOOD, Elizabeth, otherwise PUNCHARD nee PIGGINS.  Solicitors in Melbourne seek her in 1880 on behalf of Rev. Elgood George Punchard.  She married John Elgood Punchard in 1841 and left England in 1855, last heard of from Rushworth in 1864.  Extensive search undertaken but not found.  35 pages, List 76.  (Note variation in spelling of name)

ELLICE, Mrs. H.M., of York W.A. wrote in 1907 re Charles Henry CLARK who died, asks if it could be her brother William Charles CLARKE who she hasn’t heard from in 16 years, he was a boundary rider at Beechworth, c 37 years.  Police confirm it is not her brother.  6 pages, List 15.

ELLIOT, James.  Wrote from Rookwood Infirmary in 1903 re Jean BROWN, a relation, c30 years, brother kept a hotel.  Police interview William BROWN, who states this is his sister and provides address.  Jean states Elliot is her husband, ‘a worthless fellow’ and wants nothing to do with him.  4 pages, List 19.

ELLIOT, Mrs. Rosa.  Wrote from Perth in 1902.  Has been told that her mother Mrs. McMAHON died in hospital and Mrs. MOORE LANE has taken possession of her property.  7 pages, List 18.

ELLIOTT, David, deserted wife and six children at Richmond c1902.  In 1903 local JP asks police to find him, believed in Sydney with Mrs. Peter SCOLLAY.  Found.  5 pages, List 66.

ELLIOTT, Mary.  Wrote from East Brunswick in 1894 regarding her husband Frank, a plumber, 41yrs, who had left her and their 8 children.  She thought he was interstate.  6 pages, List 3.

ELLIOTT, Maud.  Wrote from Cobar NSW in 1904 re death of a male Elliott in Melbourne, asks if it is her brother Jim – no.  6 pages, List 10.

ELLIS, Benjamin Wilson, deserted wife Rebecca at Windsor in 1903.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

ELLIS, George, Richmond, report that he had taken poison in 1909, wife had left him.  2 pages, List 53.

ELLIS, Mrs H.B. widow, Sailors Gully near Beaufort, wrote a number of letters 1907/08 re stock being stolen from her property.  Report states she is not right in her mind; living with parents PATTERSON  21 pages, List 85.

ELLISON, George, sought by wife Ellen in Sydney in 1895, there is a maintenance order against him.  She thinks he’s dairy farming near Charlton, but not found.  20 pages, List 31.

ELMSLIE, Robert W., embezzled jewellery etc from Walter COHEN of Rochester in 1887.  Incomplete file re his background and arrest in 1888.  26 pages, List 56.

“ELSINORE’ 8 Grey Street East Melbourne.  Complaint in 1902 that a brothel was being run there by Amy CLIFFORD alias BYRNE, who also owned the property.  Detailed report on situation.  22 pages, List 62.

ELWORTHY, Jane, Carlton, deserted by husband Edward prior to 1903, warrant issued.  4 pages, List 64.

ELZY, Samuel. Died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900. Brother J. of Williamsford West Coast Tasmania, formerly of Campbell’s Creek Victoria, asks police for details.  11 pages, List 2.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  Information sought by wife Louisa, Charters Towers, in 1902.  Found, is in poor health.  7 pages, List 62.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  His mother in law Mrs. E. McGONEGLE CUNNINGHAM, writes from Charters Towers in 1902, has heard he has died.  She is maintaining his children.  6 pages, List 18.

ENGLISH, Mrs. Kathleen.  Wrote from North Melbourne in 1917, applying to become a policewomen.  4 pages, List 7.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife Maud in Albany W.A.  He left there some months ago for Victoria.  Father John lives in Quarry Hill Bendigo; brother Richard interviewed.  Not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife in Albany W.A.  His sister Mrs. S. WARD of Prahran interviewed; not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENTWISTLE, Marian, committed for infanticide at Clunes in 1896; born there in 1877, parents James and Margaret ‘addicted to drink’;  She has been in service with Mrs. Emily GILBERT at the Town Hall Hotel there and child found dead in closet.  11 pages, List 37.

ERICKSON, James Morris, butcher.  Information sought by wife Ida, Darlinghurst Sydney in 1915.  Last heard of at Geelong; found.  5 pages, List 80.

ERRINGTON, Sydney Everleigh, deserted wife Hettie at Cue, Murchison, W.A. in 1905; is with barmaid Kitty MIDDLETON in Melbourne.  19 pages, List 68.

E.S. & A. Bank Middle Park, robbed by Angus MURRAY and Robert BENNETT in 1917.  Letter from Bennett on file, along with details of his previous conviction in Perth in 1911.  A large file.  List 74.

ETTRIDGE, Thomas, wrote from Lyonville in 1896 re youths damaging his property; boys RADCLIFF and MOORE are identified.  5 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Abraham, sought by Sgt A.S. Evans, Bunbury Police Station, WA, in 1909.  He arrived from Ireland in 1891, leaving his second wife and children behind.  A master mason, he was 73 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

EVANS, Christmas, wrote from Ballarat in 1906, seeking to re-apply for police force.  2 pages, List 27.

EVANS, Mrs Ellen May, Heathcote, in 1910 asked the reason for the removal of her 5 children by the Department of Neglected Children.  Report on case and several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

EVANS, Eric, warrant issued in 1906 for maintenance of illegitimate child by Victoria SNOWDEN.  He was a jockey, c21 years.  Not found.  10 pages, List 82.

EVANS, Henry Joseph, convicted of housebreaking at Richmond in 1928, sentenced to a year in gaol, then to a Reformatory.  In 1931 wrote seeking police assistance in getting employment on his forthcoming release.  File includes evidence given at his trial.  23 pages, List 59.

EVANS, Joseph Westley, deserted wife Honor at Richmond in 1890, leaving her with 4 children.  She asks financial assistance to go to Sydney, has a daughter there.  Report on her by the Charity Organisation Society.  27 pages, List 24.

EVANS, Joseph Westly.  Wife Honor enquires from NSW in 1895.  He deserted her and is living with another woman in Fitzroy.  Police find he has died and his brother Captain Robert of Box Hill has paid funeral expenses and was supporting him.  8 pages, List 27.

EVANS, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Evan Evans, mail contractor, wrote from Rheola in 1896, complaining of local constable.   Her husband wrote explanatory letter; she was drunk and he sent for the constable to assist him.  She had previously signed the pledge but ‘had broken out recently’.  10 pages, List 33.

EVANS, Pauline Isabella, 13 years, absconded from her parents at Summerhill Sydney in 1916; found at military camp in Melbourne showgrounds and taken in by authorities.  Mother runs Emlyn Private Hospital and explains reason for her action.  10 pages, List 77.

EVERILL, Anna, Black Rock House, Sandringham, wrote in 1903 complaining of loss of poultry and fruit and poisoning of dog; blames elderly resident TOPPING and his wife.  Very detailed report exonerates them and gives poor report on her boarder James DARLING.  6 pages, List 66.

EVERINGHAM, Lydia.  Claims she was raped at Carlton in 1897; medical examination says no trace.  Admits that she had been drinking and made up story.  2 pages, List 20.

EWART, Prof Alfred.  Government botanist, re complains in 1908 of Alfred BURKETT, who has some of his furniture for repair and has not returned it.  12 pages, List 5.

EXCEL (or C.C.) cutter, supposed wreck of fishing vessel near Cunninghame in 1898.  Crew were William CARSTAIRS and Ned CURRIE, both late of Lake Tyers.  Area searched, but nothing found.  14 pages, List 21.

EXON, Edward, wrote from Melbourne Orphan Asylum in 1873, requesting information on former inmate Anny ABBOTT, who left in 1867.  She lived with uncle John William SUTTON at South Melbourne, was later at Majorca/Maryborough area.  Found.  2 pages, List 31.

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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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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 344 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, 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.

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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’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’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.

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, 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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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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.

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.

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, 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, Miss Margaret wrote in 1914 from Philadelpahia, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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, 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. 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.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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

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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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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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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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, Wiliam 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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

‘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’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’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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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FABRIO, Louis, found dead at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in 1900.  Papers found include a number of Austrian documents and a letter from V. ZAN of North Melbourne, who states he was a friend, not a relation, and won’t pay burial costs.  Mention of Fabrio’s son in law in New Zealand.  18 pages, List 45.

FAIR, Mrs. Mary nee CAUL, occupier of Coffee Palace Yarrawonga in 1896.  Premises caught fire, servant Isabella WATSON raised alarm; police have suspicions it was deliberate. 13 pages, List 30.

FAIR, Minnie, Toorak.  Wrote re her husband who went to the U.S. and divorced her.  She has 2 children and needs assistance.  2 pages, List 18.

FAIRBURN, Harry, elderly, found in destitute condition in Mansfield in 1898, local Nelson PETERS paid to take care of him for 4 weeks, but he dies.  Claimed to have had a brother James in Sydney.  Police there find James’s widow Charlotte Lindsay Fairburn, but she says man is imposter, Harry died years ago.  Police confirm that’s who he was.  16 pages, List 21.

FAIRHALL, A.E., Mount Lofty, S.A., asks whereabouts of Leonard Fairhall in 1905; was gaoled for two years in 1902, formerly worked for Sir Frederick SARGOOD.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

FAIRS, David.  Father Eric Newton Fairs sentenced to gaol in Adelaide, gave his son David to a woman, (a prostitute) who in turn gave him to a Mrs. BUCHANAN of South Yarra, to look after, and subsequently married – SCARLETT, and now, 1938, claimed David back.  Police ascertain that the child’s mother is known as Sybil O’NEILL, and that she and the father were divorced.  David sent to father.  5 pages, List 2.

FALL, John, of Meerlieu near Stratford. File re suspected poisoning of family and ill feeling between them and neighbour John McCamey. 28 pages, List 1.

FALVEY, Caroline, wrote from Riddells Creek in 1900, had been deserted by her husband Timothy.  She had been partly supported by her father Thomas CLARK, but local police say they’ve had a falling out.  Not found.  9 pages, List 46.

FANNING, Frederick, wrote from Rookwood Hospital in 1906 for the address of his father P.H. and uncle H. MADDEN.  Sister Lottie located and states he is in an asylum.  6 pages, List 71.

FARMER, G.  Employed briefly by detective department as a ‘special’ in 1865, but found not suitable for permanent employment.  4 pages, List 4.

FARMERS UNION HOTEL, (Jeffrey’s) Beaulah.  Burnt down in 1894, as was Robert Jeffrey’s tailor shop.  Report on, servant Mina KAY and Assyrian hawker Michael COORY also mentioned.  6 pages, List 38.

FARR, Myles Ariel, Bendigo, complained in 1908 that his neighbour Mrs. Albert KUHN, of the European Hotel was mistreating her children.  She complains of him.  Detailed report.  11 pages, List 85.

FARRAN, Mrs. A.V., Ballarat, writes in 1895; her husband is an ex constable who has had little work.  She asks for his re-instatement; refused.  9 pages, List 28.

FARRELL, John.  His sister Mrs. BURKE of South Yarra wrote in 1895, asking if the person who died in Sydney as a result of skylarking is her brother; response states it was not him, he is still working in newspaper office there.  16 pages, List 28.

FARRELL, P.P., Collingwood, complained in 1903 that his neighbour Mrs. WARD, had robbed him; police report she is c60 years of age and he is eccentric.  8 pages, List 67.

FAULKNER, Samuel, wrote from Mildura in 1899; has heard his brother Joseph W. Faulkner died some time ago in Melbourne, asks details.  Confirmed, estate went to father Joseph in Oxford, U.K.  6 pages, List 42.

FAY, Edith E., Grafton, wrote in 1917 re her husband William A., missing for 3 years.  He was c60 years old.  His sister in a convent is now dead.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

‘FEDERAL’ SHIPWRECK. Very large file re disposal of bodies etc. 1901.  List 1.

FEIGLIN, Moses, of Shepparton, wrote in 1919 re his son Abraham’s failure to report under the Aliens Act.  4 pages, List 3.

FENECH, Frank, late of Brighton, sought by Austro Hungarian Consulate in 1909; found in Egypt.  6 pages, List 87.

FENTON, Alfred, c30 years, boarded with Mrs. COLLIER in Hawksburn and worked for DANKS & SONS, disappeared suddenly in 1910; suicide feared.  Brother F.J. Fenton, Sale, asks police help, not to be made public.  15 pages, List 54.

FENTON, Jane, left husband Michael in Perth in 1896, taking 5 year old son with her.  Was a noted horsewoman, believed to have gone to uncle in Geelong, but located elsewhere.  8 pages, List 14.

FENTON, John William, sought by J.T. PETTETT of Melbourne in 1895, who writes on behalf of himself and other relatives.  Left Melbourne c13 months ago for Western Australia, worked a mine with Henry RICE, Lawrence DEVITT and Ernest LINSAY, some of whom were old friends.  Quotes report in Avoca newspaper.  Fenton is 38 years, born Victoria.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

FERGIE, William Seymour, barrister and solicitor and HORNBY, Ernest A., law clerk, committed fraud on M.U.I.O.O.F. and absconded.  Sighted in Colombo in 1900.  11 pages, List 46.

FERGUSON, Bella. Murdered child; investigation into her background, 1899.  List 1.

FERGUSON, Henry alias FRANKLIN.  Information sought by wife Mrs. Franklin, Newtown, Sydney in 1902; she hasn’t heard from him for 15 years.  Not found.  11 pages, List 61.

FERNBANK STATE SCHOOL.  Burned down in 1907.  Report on file; police believe the offender was David PETRIE, but the evidence was not strong enough to prosecute.  22 pages, List 82.

FERRIER, C., Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine, supposed to be in Melbourne, underage.  Found to have married John MAY.  3 pages, List 72.

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