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ABOUSSAD, Gabrian, sought by brother J. BOSSAD of Auckland New Zealand in 1901; supposed to be have been going home to Syria, his wife is anxious.  Not found.  7 pages, List 40.

ADAIR, Lizzie, widow of H.M. Adair, wrote from Vineland, New Jersey USA in 1894, seeking address of his brother William H. Adair.  1 page, List 30.

ADAMS, – Mrs. of Whitechapel London England wrote in 1896 re her son Lewis, who left for Australia in 1891.  He was a cigar bundler and was in delicate health.  12 pages.

ADAMS, Annie or GALLOWAY, sought by uncle William GRAY, engineer, Moffat Mills near Airdrie, Scotland in 1897.  She left for Melbourne six months ago, should have been met by her brother James; he hasn’t heard anything.  Found; hint of family disagreement.  8 pages, List 45.

ADDISON, Mrs. Jemima.  Sought by Henry J. BAKER of Grand Rapids, Marquette, Michigan in 1899.  She was his aunt, and lived in Richmond 10 years ago.  Her son Thomas, 69 years is located, and family details are given.  6 pages, List 24.

ADMES, Miss Annie of Newcastle on Tyne England wrote in 1897 re her uncle John TODD, who was from Alston Northumberland.  She is a daughter of the late Thomas who died inCumberland.  6 pages, List 4A

AHERN, John, Enrly? Co. Tipperary Ireland, wrote in 1862 re only son Michael, in police force, but he has heard he is dead.  ‘Oh!  will you in charity drop a line to a broken-hearted  distracted Father …’.  Rumour is false, son is still alive.  3 pages, List 5.

AHERN, John, emigrated from County Cork Ireland to Melbourne c1860, would now be c80 years old, believed at Haddon.  Sought by sister Mrs. Lizzie SULLIVAN, New York in 1903.  N.Y. police department wrote on her behalf.  Police establish he died in 1885; parents were Timothy and Bridget.  14 pages, List 46.

AHERN, Mrs. Thomas, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re John DORSEY; no details provided but police locate Patrick who states he has two sisters in Boston.  5 pages, List 44.

AHERN, Timothy, Cragg, Birdhill, Limerick, Ireland, wrote in 1907 looking for his brother Patrick, who went to Ballarat 62 years ago, would now be 82 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 55.

AISTRUP, Adolf.  A Dane, he was charged with embezzlement of  $2,000 from his employees in Shanghai in 1905.  A $500 reward was posted, and the notice, including his photograph, is all that is on the file.  1 page.  List 2.

AITCHISON, Hugh Francis Chartres, died at Mildura in 1916.  His relative Daisy, Dunedin New Zealand is informed and pays burial costs.  11 pages, List 55.

ALCORN, James, left Londonderry Ireland c1864 for Australia.  Eldest daughter Nancy, now Mrs. Henry Montgomery, wrote from Greene, Iowa, US in 1894.  3 pages, List 24.

ALEXANDER, Rev E.P., Stockport England, wrote re Alexander KENNEDY, hatter, who has deserted his wife and family and gone to Australia, believed in Melbourne.  File covers 1908-1911 and includes a small photo and details of his lifestyle.  17 pages, List 68.

ALEXANDER, George Thompson, prisoner in H.M. Military Prison, Woking, Surrey England in 1913, asks if he will be recompensed for rescuing 17 year old Thomas Leslie BOYD of Abbotsford when his bike was hit by a car driven by Arthur G. HEGARTY of Yarraville.  12 pages, List 64.

ALEXANDER, Louis, American, a ‘colored man’ found dead in a hut near Rokewood in 1901, destitute.  His nephew Samuel S. FRAME of Charlestown, USA, son of his sister Rosa, asks if he left any assets.  14 pages, List 40.

ALFIERI, Raffaelle, sought by the Italian Consul in 1910 on behalf of his brother.  Found.  21 pages, List 62.

ALISON, Thomas, sought by brother William of Sefton Park Liverpool England, in 1904. He had left Ireland c1884 and was a cab driver aged 56 years. 4 pages, List 15.

ALLAN, Alf. Of Nysokongaro, Wanganui New Zealand, asked police to deliver a letter to George ATKINSON of Collingwood, his wife’s father. Several letters to him remain unanswered and they haven’t heard from him for nearly three years. Police deliver letter and New Zealand police advise Allan of this. 5 pages, List 10.

ALLAN, Mrs. Alice. Taken ill at Korumburra Victoria in 1917 and sent to a Melbourne hospital. Only known relatives are a sister, the wife of William SHAW, State Collieries manager, Greymouth New Zealand, and a brother William ECKERSLEY, also in New Zealand, who are notified. 10 pages, List 6.

ALLAN, Arthur Percy, accountant, warrant issued at La Plate, Argentine; has defrauded a company there, 1912.  He is a native of Melbourne, family at St Kilda have a piano business; ALLAN & CO.  3 pages, List 72.

ALLAN, Benjamin, c19 years, sought by father W.O. Allan of Greenock Scotland in 1894.  He was in the employ of Jacobs Timber Merchant.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ALLAN, Mrs. Charles, nee Mary McLACHLAN, sought by U.S. Consul in 1901.  She left Glasgow in 1852 for Bendigo, was last heard of in 1865; had two children, Mary and William.  Not found.  14 pages, List 18.

ALLAN, Henry, plasterer, left Jersey Channel Islands in 1888 for Geelong.  In 1893 and 1895 Jersey official writes re his supporting his family there.  Interviewed, he refuses.  11 pages, List 28.

ALLAN, James. The clerk of Glasgow Parish Scotland wrote in 1914 re this person. He was a cabinet maker, 38 years of age, who came to Melbourne in 1912, leaving his wife and two children there. He has stopped sending maintenance to his family, and the Parish has had to do so. 8 pages, List 10.

ALLAN, William Pearson Jnr, wrote from Balclutha New Zealand in 1900 re his father of the same name who left there 12 years ago.  He was a Scot, c50 years old and a dyer.  Not found.  20 pages, List 39.

ALLARDICE, James, left Kirriemuir, Forfarshire Scotland in 1912, leaving a wife and 2 children.  In 1915 the Parish Council writes, asking him to contribute maintenance.  Robert GIRVAN who came on the same ship with him reports that he is ‘addicted to drink’.  9 pages, List 54.

ALLARDICE, Mrs Margaret of Glengate, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire Scotland, wrote in 1917 re her husband James, who left there five years ago, and since then she had to live on charity. He was 38 yrs old. 6 pages and a photograph of the couple and their two sons. List 6. (Note: See comment about copying photographs at top of page)

ALLCOCK, Elizabeth writes from Manchester in 1892.  Her brother William left Liverpool England when 16-17 years of age by stowing away in a ship.  He is now 30-34 years of age.  The family thought him dead, but a nephew Denis CARNEY saw him in Melbourne, and she now seeks his location.  3 pages.

ALLE, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1914 re cousin Henry HALLIDAY, and wife Mary and uncle and aunt John and Margaret WOOLEY . Eventually found by police. 16 pages, List 7.

ALLEN, Ada. Wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1916 re George HASTINGS of Lansdowne Masterton New Zealand, the father of her illegitimate female child who was born in August 1908. She has a maintenance order out on him, but he can’t be located. It is believed he has joined the Aust. Imperial Force in Qld. under the name of George HAINES. 22 pages List 6.

ALLEN, David, wrote from Newry Ireland in 1914, re William WYLIE, from Co. Down, who left Ireland c1880 for Melbourne. Wylie had worked in his hardware store. 7 pages, List 8.

ALLEN, John Frederick.  New Scotland Yard wrote in 1900 enquiring as to his antecedents.  He had applied to join the police force there.  Local police in Mildura provide a report.  3 pages, List 39.

ALLEN, Josephine, of Teignmouth Devon England, wrote re Thomas HELLER in 1903.  He was last heard from in 1897 and his mother, old and illiterate, needs financial aid.  He was 35 years old.  Found.  9 pages, List 21.

ALLEN, Stuart C., sought by mother Mrs. K. Allen, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand in 1906; he was formerly in the Post & Telegraph Office there, won money in Tatts lottery and left for Australia, became associated with a  married woman and both were drinking heavily.  His father was formerly a magistrate in New Zealand.  Very detailed background given, and he is found.  11 pages, List 50.

ALLISON, Frederick Allison, formerly Inspector of Works & Measures, West Ham, London, left there in 1891 and hasn’t been heard of since.  Mrs. Amelia Allison c/- Anstey & Sons, Plaistow, London UK, wrote in 1895.  Has heard he shot himself in Melbourne; no trace.  5 pages, List 28.

ALLISON, Lillian. Nurse at Military Hospital, Leeds England, wrote in 1916 re her brother John William Allison, who arrived in Australia in 1913. Family had not heard from him. Found. 7 pages, List 9.

AMBROSE, Frank, wrote from Boston Mass., in 1904 re Michael and Maurice Ambrose, who left for Australia in the 1850s.  Their brother Thomas last heard from them about 40 years ago when they were at Amherst.  Family found.  7 pages, List 22.

AMBROSE, Mrs Rose, of Rochester New York US, wrote in 1911 re her uncle Thomas SHORT, who left Ireland when a young man and came to Melbourne. Police interview two people of that name, but neither are the person sought. 6 pages, List 13.

AMERICAN CONSUL, Melbourne, wrote in 1914. He had received a letter from Mrs. H.B. CLARKENSON re the death of her husband in Melbourne in 1913. Police find he used the name Henry Laurence VERNARD but confessed his real name to his doctor before his death. He had been living with Maria WILLIAMS. 9 pages, some torn, List 10.

AMERICI, Ugo, son of Leopoldo, born 1868 Perugia Italy, said to be in Melbourne under name Scotti MANCINELLI, was sought by the Italian consul Melbourne in 1916. Police interview Robert MATICI, who gives details of his scandalous actions some years ago, but no trace of him found. 6 pages, List 8.

ANDERSON, A.J. of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905 re Maurice MEEKER, who left c45 years ago for Australia. Relatives haven’t heard from him for 5 years and his 83 year old brother Ogden is anxious to hear from him, so the writer is enquiring on his behalf. 4 pages, List 15.

ANDERSON, Caroline (Mrs. Charles A.) of Honolulu, T.H., wrote in 1913 re her uncle William LAING. Found by police. 4 pages, List 13.

ANDERSON, F.S. [Frederick Signor], died of wounds in 1915.  W.A. MOSSMAN of Hastings New Zealand, writes on behalf of his father, seeking his belongings which are held by Mrs. BROWN, licensee of the Britannia Hotel Melbourne.  She refuses to hand over until the Will is produced.  17 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Herbert J.  Father James writes from Invercargill thanking police for their efforts.  He has heard from his  son.  Note: original letter of enquiry not on file.  1 page. List 2.

ANDERSON, Howard, Harbourne, Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re Henry STUBBINGS, a relative.  Found.  5 pages, List 57.

ANDERSON, Rev. Irvine K., Rector, Tavy St. Mary, Devon, England, wrote in 1905 re Roger DOIDGE, living near Ballarat. Some of his parishioners require a statutory declaration that he is still alive; ‘a lease difficulty’. Police supply. 4 pages, List 12.

ANDERSON, James.  Prime Minister’s Office requests information on this man in 1905, has had a request from Johannesburg solicitors. He was a disinfectant manufacturer inMelbourne in 1890s. Police find he bigamously married Blanche H. MOON in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, John B., painter, wrote from Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1899.  He had received an anonymous letter about the behaviour of his wife and asks confirmation.  Report confirms claim but his kept from him.  5 pages, List 36.

ANDERSON, Mrs. Olaf, wrote from Ridgefield Park New Jersey USA in 1904 re her brother Ole B. LAURITSEN or OLSEN, born in Norway, 49 years old.  Not ound.  5 pages, List 20.

ANDERSON, Peter of Peiter Martizburg Natal South Africa wrote in 1908 re his uncle and aunt Andrew and Janet BORLAND, children of Andrew Borland, deceased, born in Newmilns, Ayrshire Scotland.  Janet had sailed from Scotland to Australia in 1854; Andrew was an engineer, he had left the Cape Colony for Australia in 1882.  10 pages.  List 2.

ANDERSON, Quinton, wrote from Gallowgate, Glasgow Scotland in 1895 re his brother Thomas James, a joiner, last heard of from Melbourne in 1891.  Found.  7 pages, List 31.

ANDREW, Alexander, ship’s apprentice, sought by mother M. Andrew of Little Park, Falkirk, Scotland, 1901.  5 pages, List 5.

ANDREWS, Aden. Wife in Wareham Dorset seeks information about him in 1919; found in gaol. 5 pages, List 17.

ANDREWS. F., Supt., Sheffield, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 on behalf of his mother in law Mrs Emma COCKER formerly GLOSSOP nee WILSON, who sought her relatives in Melbourne.  Her father Thomas Wilson, carpenter, left Manchester in 1854, with two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, and more children were born in Melbourne.  Elizabeth married R. HEDLEY and Ann married Antonio PASSULICK.  Detailed family history given in report.  5 ANDREW, Alexander, ship’s apprentice, sought by mother M. Andrew of Little Park, Falkirk, Scotland, 1901.  5 pages, List 66.

ANDREWS, Joseph, sought by Mrs. Elizabeth Wall TATTERSALL of Norwood Minnesota, USA in 1901, the daughter of his sister.  He was in the Irish Constabulary at Killarney, then went to Australia, and was last heard of 30 years ago.  Not found.  6 pages, List

ANGELL, Mrs. E. of Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re her husband William George Allsopp Angell, aged 31 years, who was working on ships. 9 pages, List 9.

APACK, Peter, stationmaster, Nagli, Aidin Railway, Smyrna Turkey, wrote in 1892 re his nephew John APACK, son of Paul.  He left Turkey c10 years ago, was aged 35 years.  6 pages.  List 2.

ARCHER, F., Milton New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re son Len, a carpenter, c30 years old.  Found.  3 pages, List 74.

ARGLES, Napoleon, solicitor, Paris, France, wrote in 1912 re Auguste QUEMAR or his descendants; he was born in France in 1809 and in Australia by 1855.  He subsequently asked for details of Charles Francois CUVET and his wife Catherine nee ROVE and various members of the ROVE and BLIVET families.  Descendants traced.  16 pages, List 72.

ARGNANI, Auguste. Died Dunolly Victoria 1880. Italian consul in Melbourne receives private papers, including inventory of estate, for friends in Italy. 10 pages, List 5.

ARLINGTON, George Harwood, sought by wife in Handsworth, Birmingham England. He ran off with Mrs. Florence Ada TEMPLE, taking all his money. His estate has been made bankrupt, and their house sold, leaving wife and child ‘without a penny’. He is a ‘very famous cricketer’ has played for two counties. Police find the couple using the name ASTLEY running a hotel in Melbourne. Photo of him on file. [See note in introduction re cost of photos]. 22 pages, List 6.

ARMENIAN PRIESTS.  Harantin Garabet BALAKIAN of Melbourne, while in New Zealand in 1916, reports that two Assyrians, Simon ELIAS and Deacon J. WESLEY are posing as Armenian priests and collecting money and are now going to Australia.  A very detailed report on the two who have travelled the world doing this and are ordered to leave Australia.  Large file, List 53.

ARMITAGE, George, formerly of Manchester England, last heard of at Richmond in 1891, sought by  R.W. KNOWLES of Carnforth England in 1896, his wife is a sister.  Found.  5 pages, List 34.

ARMSTRONG, A.W., Kensington London, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Edward O’CONNELL, native of Athlone Ireland, whose father William O’CONNELL, MD, died in 1869 and mother Bedelia Mary nee CUSACK died in 1875.  O’Connell was in the Irish police force, and last heard from in Victoria in 1872.  1 page, List 4A.

ARMSTRONG, F., British Consul, Milan, wrote in 1901 re two young men named JONAS who had defrauded him and other British officials.  Father interviewed and paid amounts owing.  5 pages, List 40.

ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Helen, Bucks Cottage Workers Agency, Olney, Bucks, England, wrote in 1915 re lace sample sent to G.S. Holmes of Kew, which has not been paid for nor returned. Letterhead states: An institution established to promote and revive the making of pillow lace in the rural villages of Buckinghamshire …. Police establish he is now serving with the Expeditionary Forces, but his parents return lace. 7 pages, List 8.

ARMSTRONG, James, of Oneonta, San Diego, California wrote in 1892 regarding William BALFOUR, formerly a constable at Roscommon near Athlon [sic] Ireland c1860, afterwards in Victorian police force at Avoca.  Armstrong had served under ‘General George Brown the Old Hero’, and wanted to contact Balfour re ‘family affairs’.  2 pages. List 2.

ARMSTRONG, William, New York, USA, wrote in 1902 re his uncle William Samuel COX, last heard of in Melbourne some years ago.  Police find relatives. 5 pages, List 44.

ARNELL, Mrs. E., Barry Docks, South Wales, wrote in 1902 re her brother William HELLINGS, 48 years, ship’s carpenter, sailed for Melbourne and hasn’t been heard of since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 44.

ARNOLD, George of Kew Gardens London England, wrote in 1893.  His brother and another young single man of the London Police Force wish to join Victorian force.  His brother is 24 years old, and has had two years in the police force there.  1 page.

ARNOLD, George of Point St Charles, Montreal, Canada, conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway there, wrote in 1893.  His father is James ARNOLD, and his father was Robert, and his mother Harriet LONG.  His father had six brothers, William, Edward, John, Robert, Joseph (only 5 named) and three sisters, Sarah, Isabella and Jane.  Now he is very sick and always speaking of his siblings.  George asks if there are any ARNOLD or McLOUGHLIN families in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 3.

ARON, Felix. Chief Constable, Birmingham England wrote in 1917 re this man. His wife Emma ARON of Elsternwick Victoria has written to the Chief Constable, asking whether he is still employed at Austin Motor Works there, as she has not received support from him and is now penniless. He claims to have sent money. 2 pages, List 6.

ARROWSMITH, Thomas, discharged in Cape Town after war, sought by brothers A. and W., Sandhills, Petone, New Zealand in 1906; missing for six years.  4 pages, List 49.

ARSCOTT, F.W., Denver, Colorado, wrote in 1902 re his brother George Henry, who left England for Melbourne c25 years ago, last heard from c10 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 43.

ARTHUR, Mr. W., of Southall, Middlesex, England, wrote in 1920 re his daughter Mrs. W. WILLIAMS who was being badly treated by her husband.  There were two children, but one child she had had before marriage to Williams.  5 pages.

ARTHUR, William, sought by brother John ‘practical horseshoer’ of Pueblo Colorado USA in 1895; is in Victorian police force.  6 pages, List 28.

ARTHUR, William MacGeorge.  Information sought by wife, c/- Mrs. ALLUM, Corn Hithe, Wrentham, Suffolk ENGLAND in 1902.  He was an engineer and had deserted her and their baby.  His mother was in Dunedin, New Zealand.  Found.  10 pages, List 43.

ASH, Harry, Deaf Mute Artist, Kennington, London England, wrote in 1912 re E.J.D. ABRAHAM of the Deaf Mute Centre Melbourne, publisher of the ‘Gesture’ booklet, advising that he was of dubious repute.  2 pages, List 71.

ASH, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Frank, wrote in 1892 from Providence Rhode Island, re her brother John TRACY, whom she has not seen in 29 years.  1 page, List 3.

ASHMAN, Mrs. Emily, of Seattle Washington USA, wrote in 1904 re Absalom and Charles DATSON who left Redruth Cornwall c40 years ago.  Absalom is her stepfather and Charles is son.  She was formerly Emily MIDDLETON.  10 Pages, List 4.

ASHURST, Mrs. Margaret of Wigan Lancashire England wrote in 1901 re her husband Robert, whom she married in 1881; they have 3 children.  He has married again and is legally married to her.  Robert, a police constable, is forced to resign from the force.  20 pages.  List 4A.

ASPINALL, Harold William, sought in 1911 by Rev. A.C. Aspinall, Ipswich, Suffolk England.  He left South Africa c6 years ago, not heard from since; a marine engineer.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

ASQUITH, John, sought by niece Jennie Asquith CHAPMAN, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada in 1900.  She wrote on behalf of her father, his younger brother.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

ATHERTON, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Norwich England in 1917. His wife Ada Sophia Annie Atherton is now destitute and has applied for relief. He has failed to send maintenance. He is 43 years, a spindle machinist, and the ends of some fingers are missing. Victoria police find him at Diamond Creek. 4 pages, List 6.

ATKINSON, Edwin, sought by Australia House London England, in 1913, on behalf of his wife W.M. of Bush Hill Park Middlesex. He is 38 years of age, was a greengrocer, had been in Victoria since 1911. 15 pages, List 14.

ATKINSON, John, tanner, deserted wife Jane Ann and six children at Maryport, Cumberland England in 1912.  They had been separated for three years; he has now stopped paying maintenance.  Found, he states he will support the five children with his parents. 7 pages, List 74.

ATKINSON, Mr. Justice, Snr Pusine Judge, British Guinana, wrote in 1895 re Mrs. Margaret SPANN and her daughters; a relative of his in the U.K. has become entangled with one of the daughters, asks report on their background, which is given.  5 pages, List 28.

AUVRAY, C., Leyton, North East London, England, wrote in 1913 re the children of John MATTHEWMAN, who had ‘built the first brick house in Fitzroy’.  His wife is a relative of the Matthewman family and they intend to settle in Melbourne.  Son found.  5 pages, List 74.

AVENELL, William. Chief Constable Toronto Canada wrote in 1915 that his wife Mabel hasn’t received any maintenance for herself and child for the past year. Police interview his sister Mrs. SNOOK, who shows she is sending money to Mabel from his pay – he is in the A.I.F. 3 pages, List 8. CONNECTION FOUND

AVERA, G.H.  Wrote from Byron, Georgia USA in 1905 seeking information on someone of that name who went from North Carolina to Australia and died there, leaving millions of dollars; thinks this is a relation.  5 pages, List 21.

AVERY, George. His wife wrote two letters from Custom House, London England, in 1913. He had left her and their two children in 1911, was a seaman; she had heard he had changed his name to LAMBERT. 15 pages, List 9. Further letter, 1914, she is a cripple, both her parents are dead. Her brother in law was Robert WOLFE who was in Sydney. 2 pages, List 15.

AVERY, Lena, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1909 re William Avery, whose brother Jack was anxious to hear from him.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

AVIS, Horace James. Charged with larceny of jewellery in Victoria in 1893 by John NICHOLLS, who hired him to sell it. Avis absconded with the jewellery, met up with his friend Charles PATWORTH and disappeared. The pair had recently arrived in Victoria. Horace’s father, living in Chelsea London, was written to by Nicholls, and was appalled by what had happened and disowned his son. 13 pages, List 15.

AVIS, William T. Sought by sister Ida Louisa Avis ofBrooklyn New York in 1901. He’d been a sailor, had been in India, China, Africa etc. Not found. 12 pages, List 18.

AYERS, Frank L.  Sought by mother Mrs. J.T. LOVELAND of Sheldon, Ill., USA, in 1898.  He was 22yrs old, and her last letters have been returned.  Very faint pencilled letter.  12 pages, List 18.

AYLMER, L.C. Wrote from Colombo, Ceylon in 1914 re joining the Victorian Police Force. He is in the Royal Artillery and aged 25 years. 3 pages, List 10.

AYRES, Alvin D., sought by wife in Naugatuck, Connecticut USA, in 1897.  He was a graduate of Yale university, was in debt, and had gone missing in 1896.  Not found.  9 pages, List 35.

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BACHE, Mrs. H. of Handsworth, Birmingham England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Thomas WOOD.  She is his only sister, their parents are dead, and she has ‘lorst his address’.  4 pages, List 3.

BACON, Mrs Lily, Highgate, London England, wrote in 1912 re her husband Thompson Gardiner Bacon, 24 years, who came to Australia in 1910 and hasn’t been heard from since 1911.  Found.  6 pages, List 70.

BAILEY, Mrs. A. of Ashtead near Epsom, Surrey England, wrote in 1912 re her brother Josiah VENN, who left England two years ago. 2 pages, List 15.

BAILEY, Mrs. E. of Manor Park, London UK wrote in 1914 re her husband Henry Samuel. Encloses photo and marriage certificate which shows they were married in 1904 in Essex and her maiden name was FAIRWEATHER. He has left her with 4 children, aged 9, 7 2 and 8 months, and no means ‘and I don’t now how to keep them…he as never trouble over me ore his children…’ He left there in July. Police find him and he claims he has been sending money to them and is arranging for them to be bought to Melbourne. Police letter reporting this, and enclosing photo and certificate, is returned with ‘gone away’ on envelope. 8 pages, List 7. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BAILEY, Henry Edgar Samuel, sought by wife Emily Eliza of Plaistow, UK in 1915.  He deserted her and their 4 children in 1914.  Gives background information and claims he has enlisted under another name.  This is the same family as the entry above.  18 pages, List 55.

BAILEY, Timothy, sought by Mary Bailey, now Mrs. MURPHY of East 4th St. New York in 1895.  He left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago.  She is the daughter of Ned, who was his uncle.  Not found.  5 pages, List 28.

BAILY, Benjamin W., New Orleans USA, wrote in 1912 re his brother Albert V. Baily, c20 years, who arrived recently in Melbourne.  The family has heard he is very ill; found.  11 pages, List 70.

BAIN, A.T.N., Inverness, Scotland, wrote in 1907.  His wife had left him because of the lies of James ALISON [ALLISON?] and his wife who knew him in Melbourne in the 1890s; is taking court action.  2 pages, List 57.

BAIN, George N.  Wrote from London in 1898; husband of Helen.  He had sent a ship’s ticket to his brother in law Frank WHITE to Melbourne, so he could return to England, but someone else took the ticket and used it.  Asks police help to make sure he gets the next ticket sent, and encloses a photo of White, which is on file.  10 pages, see comment re photographic copies.  List 20.

BAIN, W., wrote in 1893 from Police Chambers, Edinburgh, Scotland, seeking copies of newspaper reports of divorce case WEEDING vs WEEDING and ROSE.  No reason given for request.  (Co-respondent Rose was a medical practitioner).  5 pages, List 3.

BAIRD, A.C. & Co., of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. Mary Ann SUMMERVILLE or HARRIS. She and her husband David Harris are believed to have had a store at Ballarat many years ago. It is believed Mary Ann died about 30 years ago. Her sister has died and she is entitled to a share in her estate. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

BAIRD, Robert, of Kincardine, Ontario Candada, wrote in 1894 re William IRWIN, who emigrated 40 years ago. Baird’s wife Louise nee NEWCOMBE, is a cousin. Not found. 6 pages, List 17.

BAKER, Charles, left England in 1914 on an assisted passage, aged 17 yrs. His father, C. Baker, of Rustington Sussex England wrote as he had not heard from him in 15 months. Police him find him under an assumed name, which he claims was to avoid repaying his passage money. 6 pages, List 8.

BAKER, H., Commercial Hotel, Whangarei New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re brother Walter, c30 years, who left there c9 years ago and has not been heard from since.8 pages, List 62.

BAKER, Mrs. H.V. of Grand Pacific Hotel, Seattle, Washington USA wrote in 1914 re her husband, who came to Melbourne some months ago. He had agreed to pay her $30 per month maintenance, but ‘he has not sent me one cent for months’. They were married in 1910 and separated in 1913. Not found. 6 pages, List 7.

BAKER, James and George.  Information sought by Town Clerk Melbourne, on behalf of Mr E.M. WOLFE, lawyer, Mountain Home Idaho USA who was acting for an elderly lady there (unnamed).  James was once a mining man, brother George in Melbourne 20-30 years ago.  Police find a James in Sydney but he is the wrong person; he states that a James, formerly a sharebroker in Ballarat died at Temora in 1894, aged 68 years, was born Pensnettt, Staffs, UK, married Mary CROCKETT and later Margaret Antisill SHORT.  Children from both marriages.  12 pages, List 31.

BAKER, William Henry, American, employed by Ira L. BERK, importer.  He was based in New Zealand and sold machines then pocked the money and disappeared.  He was 30 years old; photo on file.  2 pages, List 70.

BAKER, William John, sought by Mrs. GOOD of Nth. Braintree Essex England in 1898.  He was at Sandhurst, found.  4 pages, List 25.

BALDERSON, Joseph, from Middlesboro on Tees, Yorkshire.  Information sought in 1900 by Richard BOLDISON of the same place, a relative.  Claims Joseph had shops etc., in Ballarat, and they last heard from him c5/6 years ago, but no record of this is found.  4 pages, List 39.

BALFOUR, W., Carnoustie, Scotland, wrote in 1903 re his father W. of the Camp Hotel Werribee; not heard from for over fourteen years.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

BALFOUR, William, Carnoustie, Scotland, wrote in 1907.  He had heard that his father William had died; has heard nothing from his stepmother.  He is the eldest on by the first wife.  5  pages, List 56.

BALL, Miss Matilda of Chudleigh, South Devon, England, wrote in 1903 re her father John BALL, stonemason, who had left Devonshire for Australia c.1854 and in the 1870s was with Edwin LAMBELL at Castlemaine or Bendigo.  18 pages.

BALLACH, Adam.  His nephew John EDWARD wrote in 1902 from the Shipyard, Yoker, Scotland.  Ballach was of the parish of Marnoch, Banffshire, left c1853, and was working on the gold escort.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

BALLARD, D.A. Supt. of Police, Bangalore India, wrote in 1905 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth FULLER re her brother Thomas DUCKWORTH, last heard of in 1857.  Their father was in the Indian Medical Service.  Widow found.  8 pages, List 27.

BALLARD, Patrick, last heard of in Melbourne c1900, employed in railways.  Information by Richard V. Ballard, Boston, USA in 1903.  11 pages, List 46.

BALSDON, Mary.  Wrote from Niagara Falls in 1904 re her brother Thomas GREGORY, last heard of at Bendigo in 1891.  Not found.  15 pages, List 23.

BANBURY, Fred. Police receive a cable from his mother in Torquay England. in 1914 asking them to check out his request for money. They interview him; he is an accountant, 28 yrs, who left Torquay in February and has been spending freely. He was robbed when drunk and cabled his mother for more money to tide him over until he can get a job; file gives employment history. 3 pages, List 7

BANNERTH, F. of Kensington London, wrote in 1898 re his/her aunts Sophia RYAN, a widow, c75yrs old and her sister Mary c68yrs old, who married firstly Thomas HILL and had a son Thomas (was in Customs department) and secondly a draper (unnamed).  The writer was suffering bad health and anxious to contact relatives.  5 pages, List 20.

BANVARD, Mrs. J. of Rawalpindi, India, wrote in 1900. She visited Melbourne the previous year to arrange artistes for her theatrical company, ran short of money and pledged gold watch. Subsequently gave ticket and money to redeem watch to A. MARTIN of Elsternwick, who was shipping horses to India, but the watch hasn’t turned up yet. Police find Martin who states he gave the watch to J.B. ARNOLD of Bombay, who has since died. 9 pages, List 18.

BARCLAY, Cumming, born 1875 Peterhead England, son of John and Mary nee PATERSON, married 1896 Scotland to Mary Ann RAE.  She is now in the Royal Asylum at Aberdeen, and Peterhead Parish Funds wrote in 1916, asking police to get him to pay maintenance.  Found to have enlisted, and has 3 children by Sarah BELL.  7 pages, List 53.

BARFORD, Val. Thomas, of Roade, Northampton England wrote in 1916. He was one of the executors of the late James BARFORD, who left a small legacy to F.W. BARFORD, who was believed to be in Melbourne. 6 pages, List 6.

BARKER, Allen H., wanted for forgery in Pietermartzburg Natal South Africa in 1907 by Natal C.I.D..  He was 16 years old.  Not found.  5  pages, List 56.

BARKER, Charles, sought by wife Mary, Calcutta India, in 1912.  He left there 9 months ago, hasn’t been heard from for 6 months; an electrician, c30 years, works for tramway company, they were married c3 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 33.

BARKER, Mrs. Louisa of Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire wrote in 1914 re her uncle Thomas STEVENSON of Sandhurst [Bendigo]. He went there c60 yrs ago, was a widower, she is his only niece, his brother John’s child. He was very wealthy, but police find he squandered it and died penniless. 8 pages, List 8.

BARKER, William Henry, late of Rochdale, Lancashire, sought by Samuel FAULKNER of Cheltenham, Manchester, England, on behalf of Barker’s sister Annie, in 1905.  Barker had left England about 29 years ago.  5 Pages, List 5.

BARLEY, William G. of Brixton London England, wrote in 1915 re his son Leonard Harold Charles, c29 years. Last heard from 2/3 years ago , when he was using the names BAILEY/BAYLEY. Police reply, giving his address, but do not mention his convictions for theft, or his marriage, details of which are on the file. 53 pages, List 8.

BARLOW, Nellie, sought by sister Minnie, Morden near Mitcham, Surrey England, in 1915.  She is supposed to have married Thomas HOULISON and be living in Gippsland.  Enclosed a letter from Houlison stating that she had left him and he would kill her if she did not return.  Found interstate.  10 pages, List 54.

BARNARD, Frank Henry, of Launceston Tasmania, married Edith Maria in 1906 in Petermaritzburg South Africa; deserted her and left with Carrie POOLE for Melbourne in 1907.  Wife asks police help in finding him; located.  10 pages, List 48.

BARNES, Mrs. Mary E., of Truro Nova Scotia wrote in 1892 re her father Abraham LIVINGSTON who went away about forty years ago to the goldmines in Victoria.  He was believed dead, but someone has recently seen him in Melbourne.  8 pages. List 2.

BARNES, Mrs. Mary of New York City wrote in 1901 re her relative Mrs. Anna CRAWFORD of Melbourne, whom she hasn’t heard from since 1896.  7 pages List 4

BARRETT, Patrick, born Ireland c1844, sailed from there to Australia, last heard from 20 years ago.  Information sought by niece May LEHAN of San Francisco in 1899.  4 pages, List 36.

BARRON, Beatrice, of Battersea Park London wrote in 1914 re her husband John who left England in 1902.  She has two children, has never received any maintenance from him.  4 pages.

BARRY, Dennis, Newtoun, Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1904 re his cousin Thomas MARTIN, son of Catherine, who had joined the police force.  Last heard of at Coy’s Diggings in 1884.  Police found he had died, but locate mother and sister Mrs. GEYLE.  6 pages, List 49.

BARRY, Robert, left Scotland c1890 for Melbourne, formerly a draper in Liverpool.  Brother Louis, a Dublin policeman followed him.  In 1909 their sister Ellen wrote from Glasgow Scotland, seeking information.  9 pages, List 49.

BARTLETT, Miss Nellie, left her home in Stonehouse, Plymouth England in 1882.  Robert HYNE, Stonehouse, wrote in 1894 on behalf of her sister Selina.  Not found.  4 pages, List 34.

BASH, Austin, sought by relatives Miss N. Bash of Rose Hill and Mr. John Bash of Necastle on Tyne in 1913.  Arrived Melbourne c80 years ago, became wealthy; no record.  9 pages, List 29.

BATCHELOR, John Black. Barrister and solicitor, born Scotland. Charged with theft in 1918 by Bernard Percival VOICE of Christchurch New Zealand. Arrested in Victoria. Photo and 9 pages, List 16. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BATEMAN, Joseph wrote from Bristol, England in 1919, re his uncle George FREEMAN, who left for the goldfields about 1862.  8 pages.

BATES, Charles P.  Police in Oakland California write in 1905 on behalf of his mother who is looking for him; he is an actor.  4 pages, List 21.

BATH, Norman, enquired for by High Commissioner’s Office, London, England in 1918, on behalf of sister Laura.  Norman left England in 1914, had lived at Brixton.  6 pages.

BATTISON, James Ogilvie.  Wrote from Cape Province, South Africa, in 1920, applying to join Vic. police force.  He is 38 yrs, an ex sgt. of police, a widower etc.  Copies of references on file. 6 pages, List 18.

BATTY, Ernest Oswald. Solicitors from Liverpool England wrote in 1908 on behalf of the next of kin of Batty, seeking details of the circumstances of his death etc. 7 pages, List 13.

BAUMRICK, Sophia, wrote from Romania wrote in 1894 re her fiancée Leopold HAUSER, a baker, who had emigrated to Melbourne some time before, but failed to answer her letters.  She is heartbroken when police report on his activities.  13 pages.  List 4.

BAWARD, Mrs. Jane of Harold’s Musical Warehouse, Calcutta India, wrote in 1901. She left goods with her friend Mrs. LAWLOR, music teacher in Footscray six months ago, and has had no reply to her letters. 4 pages, List 15.

BAYLISS, John James, sought by sister Lilian, Highbury North, London England in 1917.  Found.  6 pages, List 51.

BEACH, Henry.  Information sought by W.J. Beach, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex in 1912.  Henry was his great grandfather, who emigrated to Australia in the 1850s and was last heard of at Elton Farm Tarraville c1850.  Report states he left there years ago, may be person who died in Ballarat Benevolent Asylum; death certificate on file.  16 pages, List 72.

BEALE, John, solicitor, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re George or William DICKINSON, 27 years, who used to work on the trams in Melbourne, and claimed to be a widower, with one son. Dickinson has left his client pregnant, after promising to marry her. Police find he deserted his wife and other children in 1913, and his wife has a maintenance order out for him. 6 pages, List 8.

BEALL, Mrs. Martha, formerly BURNS, widow of Sgt James Burns, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1904  seeking Joseph and Jane BAKER.  He  had been in the Victorian police force in the 1860s.  His widow found; they are sisters.  5 pages, List 42.

BEAM, Charles H., drowned off Stony Point in 1904.  U.S. Consul seeks detail; his brother was H.W. Bear, civil engineer, Jeffersson, Iowa.  5 pages, List 49.

BECKWITH, Mrs. M.A., Dunston, Gateshead, England, wrote in 1903 re her half brother William BOY, who went to Ballarat c1862 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 46.

BEDWELL, R.E. of Cafford, London England, wrote in 1914 re brother in law Charles R. HEWSON, who was in business in Cobram in 1913 and has disappeared. His aged mother is worried about him. Police report he got into financial difficulties and cleared out. 5 pages, List 7.

BEEHO, George, baker, sought by son Ivor G., Southville, Bristol England, in 1913; he left there for Australia c1893 and was last heard of at Port Pirie in 1895.  Not found.  5 pages, List 74.

BEITLEY, Charles, of Erie, Pennsylvania USA, suicided in Melbourne in 1909.  In 1910 Conneaut Ohio police ask for details on behalf of unnamed niece; this goes he was known as DEITLEY.  9 pages, List 64.

BELABRE, Vivyan M de. French Consul in Melbourne in 1913 forwards letter from French Consul Belabe in Newcastle on Tyne England, regarding his son Vivyan, who left Sussexwith Thomas EADY family for Australia, without saying goodbye. He is now apparently living on a farm in Victoria with the family, and his father wants details. Found. 15 pages, List 14.

BELL, Mrs. George, wrote from Stayner, Ontario Canada in 1897 re her niece Fanny WHITTLE, now Mrs. James GRUNDY, who had two sons Samuel and William.  Police interview several Grundy families, but fail to locate the correct family.  14 pages, List 20.

BELL, James, of Greenhill, Hownam, Kelso N.B. wrote in 1892; has seen a report of the death of a William YOUNG in Victoria, described as a native of Carmunnock Lanarkshire, 2 years, engine driver.  Asks if this could be his wife’s uncle of the same name, who left Cumnock Ayrshire many years ago.  His sister Ann YOUNG or McHUTCHON is still alive.  Reply states appears to be a different person.  6 pages.  List 2.

BELL, Lilly Primmer, sought by husband George, Hastings, New Zealand, in 1913.  She left home c9 years ago, has a 19 year old daughter with her, Tui Winifred.  Her brother – PRIMMER is in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 75.

BELL, Percy Douglas, No. 564 6th Machine Gun Co. AIF.  Sought by Miss E.M. READE, Southbourne, Hants England in 1920.  He had seduced and promised to marry her 18 year old sister F.M., who had had a child to him.  Copy of letter from him on file.  Found living with wife and children in Fitzroy.  20 pages, List 56.

BELLGROVE, Mrs Amy, Maida Vale, London England, wrote in 1913 re her husband George Wilshire, florist; they were married for 24 years, had 15 children, then he eloped with 22 year old Dorothy KNIGHT of Tooting, and they were living in Brisbane.  He is not willing to support Amy.  File covers 1913-1914; 32 pages, List 74.

BENBOW, Allen V., wrote from Balham London in 1913 re joining the Victoria police force. 3 pages, List 14.

BENDER, T.C., Adamsgade, Odense, Denmark, wrote in 1910 re old friend Lars Peterson SKOV, who owned Rose of Denmark hotel.  Relative found.  5 pages (damaged)  List 66.

BENJAMIN, Joseph Bernard, known as ‘Bob’, son of late Samuel of Toowoomba Qld, sought by U.S. Consul in 1909.  He left America c1883 and settled in Melbourne; aged about 25 years.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

BENNETT, George W., wrote from Tunbridge Wells UK in 1898 re his 19 year old daughter Kate, living with disreputable family named Irvine/Irving in Melbourne.  His brother in law is George WOOD.  Kate was due to sail back there with his wife and children, but got off the boat.  6 pages, List 25.

BENNETT, John, Senior, wrote from Ballygeary, Kilhane, Co Wexford Ireland in 1905 re his stepson George DONACHIE, who used the name John Bennett; last heard of in Melbourne, married but believed separated.  Found.  8 pages, List 44.

BENNETT, John Thomas, sought by son A.E. Bennett, Portslade by Sea near Brighton Sussex England in 1910.  J.T. was manager of a temperance hotel.  Found.  10 pages, List 65.

BENNETT, John William, Sgt in Preston Lancashire police, asks police in 1911 to find his relatives J. and Edith Jane DONALDSON nee WILLIES.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

BENNETT, Sydney Charles, 18 years, sought by uncle John R. LOGAN, Macclesfield, South Australia in 1903; he ran away from his home.  8 pages, List 46.

BENSON, Samuel, of Hobart Indiana USA, wrote in 1894.  He had seen a newspaper article ‘Heirs to a half Million’ seeking whereabouts of Samuel B. HIGGINBOTHAM, his first cousin, and formerly a lawyer of Brooklyn New York, and himself.  In 1847 his uncle Samuel BENSON, wife and two children, his aunt Evelina SHIRES and son Sam, and uncle James BENSON, arrived in Australia from Manchester England.  They were siblings of his father William.  He is convinced some relatives are trying to deprive him of his share of the estate.  7 pages, List 4.

BENTLEY, Nellie, Apperley Bridge near Broadford, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1917 re her parents who had been helped to emigrate to Victoria and were last heard of in Richmond.  Her father John was a Chelsea Pensioner; she was their eldest daughter.  Found.  4 pages, List 51.

BENTLEY, Thomas, emigrated c1868 and joined brother Simon at Ballarat.  Their brother Henry, Pallas Toomevara Ireland, asks help to contact him in 1900; he was born Co. Clare, 4 miles from Limerick, would now be 55 years. Found.  6 pages, List 38.

BENYON, Samuel, sought by nephew William, Lampeter Velfrey Narberth, Pembrokeshire Wales, in 1904.  He ran away with he was about sixteen, joined army.  Would now be about 60 years old.  William’s father died over fifteen years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 32.

BERG, Arnold, of Wellington New Zealand, writes in 1907 re a young woman who is staying at his place and has recently given birth. She claims to be a Mrs. GILLIE, he believes her real name is Annie ROCHESTER, born in Inglewood Victoria, and single. He seeks confirmation, and will ask her to leave if this is the case. Local Inglewood police confirm, but say that she is respectable, she shouldn’t be hounded for a mistake, and Berg shouldn’t be told the truth. New Zealand police agree with this. 4 pages, List 10.

BERGER, Gus, real name August SOHLBERG, Swede, arrived 1894 from Chicago, c32 years.  Relative Edward STEELE writes from Wonthaggi in 1895, he has gone missing, and Steele thinks a skeleton found on Elwood beach may be him.  Not found.  12 pages, List 29.

BERR, Jacob, sought by brother Nathan, Omaha, Nebraska USA in 1913; last head of in 1903.  Found using name BEAR.  3 pages, list 75.

BERRY, F.W.T.  Information sought in 1909 by father T.A., Hay Dealer, Alden, New York.  Wife located.  7 pages, List 61.

BERTRAM, Mrs. Clara. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1907, enclosing a letter they had received from Clara, who lived in Melbourne. She sought their help in tracing her husband Conrad Augustus Bertram, who had deserted her and their son. They state that they only deal with criminal matters, but Vic. Police take up the case and he is eventually arrested. Conrad left her in 1903 and went to W. Aust with Alice Margaret CORDWELL, and now had a daughter Elsie by her. His father is E.E. Bertram of Leadenhall St., London, his mother lives in South Kensington London, and his sister is Mrs. Fred SHORTER. 22 pages, List 13.

BETTINELLI, Daniel, of Langdon’s Hill near Daylesford, sought by Italian Consul in 1911.  6 pages, List 68.

BEVAN, Alfred, of Aldridge near Walsall, Staffs, wrote in 1912 for the address of James SARGOOD, a railway agent.  Incomplete file, 2 pages.  List 18.

BEVAN, Alfreda, Miss, c/- Bert Bailey Company, on tour in New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re her luggage hamper being tampered with and clothes stolen.  Her dresses were made by Mrs LINGARD of Albert Park, and two small samples of material are on the file.  10 pages, List 73.

BEYER, C., Warwick, England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Peter Alfred, baker, German, not heard from for some years.  Various Beyer residents interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 67.

BEZZINA, Antonio, 44 years, laborer, late of Mista, Malta, has left wife and four children there destitute in 1913.  Charles MATTEI, Medical Officer of Health, Malta, wrote on their behalf.  Found.  7 pages, List 73.

BIBBY, Thomas William, writes from Rhyll N.W. England, on behalf of mother Margaret in 1906.  Father Thomas deserted 24 years ago.  Asks police to issue a warrant.  He is the eldest of 4 children.  File includes 2 letters from mother.  10 pages, List 29.

BIGGAR, John, accountant, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1912 re his bother Thomas, who sailed from there in 1909 as a ship’s steward, and not heard from since 1910.  6 pages, List 32.

BIGGS, Frank William, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his sister Elizabeth Mary (Bessie) WARREN, at one time with Simonsen’s Opera Co.  Married – BUCKLEY, now known as Mrs. WILLIAMS.  Found interstate under the name of VIVIAN.  7 pages, List 45.

BILES, William, sought by mother Mrs. A. Biles, Horsham, Sussex England, in 1919. He left there in 1908, when 18 years old, and worked for some time at Mt. Elephant; she hasn’t heard from him for some years. Her letter sent to Queensland police who forward it to Victoria. Not found. 7 pages, List 12.

BILLMAN, Miss R. of Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand wrote in 1909 re Thomas Robert COOKE, formerly employed in Felt Hat Mills in Wellington and Auckland, who was married to her sister.  They had heard he already had a wife and family in Melbourne.  5 pages.

BINDER, Miss Amelia of Ogden, Utah, USA, wrote in 1894 re George HEWITT who ‘is or was formerly connected with some bank there’.  6 pages, List 4A.

BINGHAM, James and son Joseph, left Cumberland England in 1852, went to Ballarat, not heard of for many years.  Information sought by Jane Isabella PECKOVER, Fern Hill, Bramley, Leeds England in 1903.  Not found.  17 pages, List 45.

BIRCH, Mrs. Florence, wrote from Essex England in 1907 re her husband William James Birch, who was shipwrecked off the coast of Dunedin, but saved and taken to Sydney.  She had last heard from him in 1906, when he was ill.  They were married in Albany WA and have 5 children.  He was supposed to be going back to England, working a ship, but never arrived.  His brother is Richard and his nephew James is in the Victorian police force.  She writes again subsequently, has heard he is living with Alma KING, who keeps a hotel in Sydney.   Nephew James is asked in 1909 and says he believes he is on his way, via Calcutta.  19 pages, List 33.

BIRCH, Mrs Florence, Leyton, Essex, England, wrote in 1911 re husband William James Birch; heir eldest son is dying.  Nephews contacted, but have not seen him.  7 pages, List 68.

BIRCH, John, joined ship Damascus at Cape Town South Africa in 1907 and died on board.  His brother Frederick, Charters Towers, sought details from Victoria police; states that Thomas SMITH, from Charters Towers, was on the ship was ‘not a good character’.  Quite detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 57.

BIRD, Ivan M., Sub Lieut. R.N.V.R., H.M.T. Alice, wrote from Lemnos Island Turkey in 1916, for the address of Mrs. Edward LLOYD, nee Kathleen Budie Aves THORNE, married in Perth WA in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, List 53.

BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Ina, Kingstown, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1916 re her brother John HILLAS, 20 years, last heard of at Curdies River Siding.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

BITTERS, Robert.  Wife wrote from Liverpool England in 1902.  They were married for a month when he left as ship’s crew for Australia and hasn’t been heard from since.  He goes under the name of Peter ROBERTS or Leopold SENG, and was a German.  Not found.  6 pages, List 44.

BLACK, Mrs, Portrush [Ireland?] wrote in 1913 re her missing son Tom, who came to Victoria 2 years ago as an emigrant and was working for William Lesley.  Police identify it was LESLIE BROS of Laen.  9 pages, List 75.

BLACK, James William; information on sought by Chief Constable Manchester England in 1915. Black wrote to him re his wife’s family stealing £300 of his money left in a building society there 18 years ago. Records show the building society closed in 1885. Black claims his wife wrote to him two years previously, saying the money was safe. 8 pages, List 8.

BLACK, Mrs. Mary, Bootle, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband William, no heard from for 6 years; they have 4 sons.  He was a marine fireman.  Not found.  8  pages, List 56.

BLACK, Mrs Mary, Portrush, Co Antrim, Ireland, wrote in 1912 re her son Thomas; had been working at Minyip.  Not found.  6 pages, List 72.

BLACKMORE, Charles of Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1912, seeking a position in the police force.  He was aged 35 years, had served three years in the Australasian navy and gave his chest measurement and weight.  3 pages.

BLACKWELL, Henry of Cornwall England wrote in 1892 re Arthaniesus Blackwell.  About 24 years ago his father at St. Just near Lands End, had a letter from Australia, relating to money and property at Mt. Blackwood Victoria left to him by Arthaniesus Blackwell in Australia.  His father returned the letter as no relation, but Henry, the only living son, wants to revive the claim now.  Police find that a John Blackwell was at Mt. Blackwood years ago, but not there now. 6 pages.  List 2.

BLACKWELL, J.R. of Miami Florida USA wrote in 1917 re Thomas EYTON and wife Isabella Pyne. He is an old friend and hasn’t heard from them for 25 years. Eyton was previously in Montreal Canada under the name of C.J. PAGE. Sons John and Frederick and sister Eliza Jane who married Arch. DEAN are mentioned. 7 pages, List 6.

BLACKWOOD, Mrs. T. of St. Hubert’s Mission, Saskatchwan, Canada, wrote in 1920 re her nephew John Blackwood, ‘who lives on a farm near Melbourne’. Not found. 4 pages, List 16.

BLACKWOOD, Thomas, sought by sister Jane, who wrote from Sunnymead, Whitewood, N.W. Territory (Canada) in 1894.  He had a farm near Melbourne; his wife committed suicide.  Son John found.  11 pages, List 30.

BLAIR, William, Abbey Green, Jedburgh, Scotland, wrote in 1909 seeking a confidential report on his son Matthew Selby Blair, 43 years.  He had taken his family, son William Selby, 20 years, and two daughters to Melbourne in 1908; has heard he has taken to drink. Daughter Maimie contacted.  5 pages, List 61.

BLAKE, C., Blandford, UK, wrote in 1904 re Thomas STRANGE, a teacher, who was at Mooroopna some years ago; found.  4 pages, List 47.

BLASS, Mrs Rose Berney, wrote from France in 1903, seeking her husband Berney Blass MD; not found.  In 1912 she was again requesting a copy of the 1903 response, as her papers had been burnt in a fire.  6 pages, List 72.

BLATCH, Arthur, wanted for murder of Alfred WELCH at Colchester, Essex England in 1893.  In 1897 was sighted in New Zealand, and R.D. COOMBES, Chief Constable at Colchester asks Victorian police for help. Detectives identify suspicious character using name Williams and have 2 photos taken, but it is not him.  The photos are faded and unclear.  Reward poster, with photograph and description of Blatch on file, along with English Police Gazette entry on him.  14 pages, allowing for 1 page of Gazette.  List 35.

BLEAKLEY, Jane, of Brookaboro Co. Fermanagh Ireland, wrote from 1916-1918, seeking details of her brother John, who left there in 1902.  Not found.  14 pages, List 18.

BLEAKMORE, Lee, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1913 seeking beneficiaries of the will of James Stephen RUDD; John CHURCH, James WICKS and J.S. RUDD.  Stephen Boaz, son of Stephen Church is located and genealogical details given.  Rudd also located and gives detailed information.  28 pages, List 62.

BLELLOCH, David, lawyer, sought by Mrs Adelaide STANGIER, widow, Philadelphia USA in 1908. Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

BLEVINS, James, sought by John B. Blevins, Belfast, Ireland, his nephew.  He was the son of the late William of Vernersbridge, Co. Armagh, Ireland.  Left for Australia c55 years ago, would be about 75 yeasr old.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

BLIGH, William, sought by son Charles Martyn Bligh, who wrote from Chicago in 1896.   He left his wife Eliza nee Martyn and two children Charles and Lizzie in Cornwall c1862 and came to Australia.  He knows William has a wife and family.  William found in Ballarat; his daughter had just died.  He says he will write to his son, which he does, and Charles writes and thanks police for finding him.  11 pages, List 34.

BLIGHT, Mr. J.R., of Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall England wrote in 1905 re Mrs. Catherine ANDREWS of Ballarat East, who was entitled to some money from the sale of property in Cornwall.  3 pages, List 1.

BLOTT, Algernon H., Elizabeth, Leonard, Frank and Gladys, sought by G.A. PENSHAW, Victoria Park Manchester England in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, 2 damaged.  List 70.

BLOUNT, William (or STEVENS)  actor.  Wife in U.K. asks police to find him and provide details.  He is found to have married  Flora CAMPBELL (index states Charlotte Elvira Campbell) in 1892; wife is going to sue for divorce.  List 19.

BLUNDELL, John/Richard, identified as person who drowned in the Yarra in 1911;  a former seaman, c40 years.  British police interview his wife Julia, Salford, England, who states she left him through his ill-treatment, and he changed his name from Richard to John.  His merchant seaman discharge book on file, in poor condition, 13 pages.  15 pages in file, List 67.

BLYTH, Mrs. M. of Berea Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1920 re her sister Mrs. Kate COLLIER of St. Kilda.  4 pages.

BOAM, William John, James and Elizabeth, sought by Mrs A. SPINNEMAN, Los Angeles USA in 1911.  They left Derbyshire England some yeasr ago; a sister Mary would like to find them.  7 pages, List 69.

BOLAND, James Patrick, sought by sister Mary MINOGHAN, Brighton Park, Chicago USA in 1895.  He left many yeas ago; two uncles named MALONE mentioned.  2 pages, List 28.

BOLINGBROIKE, Lewis, died 1911, intestate.  In 1912 his brother John J., Stockport, England, wrote querying delay in distribution of the estate.  Informed of death by James HARRINGTON of Kyneton.  14 pages, List 71.

BOLTON, Henry, Nag’s Head, Chorlton at Medlock, Manchester, wrote in 2904 re his sister and brother in law Mr and Mrs E. HONEY.  Found.  4 pages, List 47.

BOLTON, Walter H., recently arrived in New Zealand from England, employed solicitors in 1902 to arrange bank draft for nephew John BOLTON, living near Ballarat.  John was found in prison in Melbourne, but wished it kept secret from his uncle.  16 pages.

BOOTH, Charled Edward Nelson.  Arrived in 1895 with wife Anne.  Her mother Mrs. Jane GRIFFITH of Manchester wrote, alleging cruelty towards his wife.  He was divorced, a hawker and pugilist.  Photo on file shows him in boxing gear and heavily tattooed.  Wife writes asking for matter to be dropped.  Further letter from mother in 1897, has heard nothing from daughter for 6 months, but has had abusive letters from him.  He was also known as Charles NELSON.  18 pages, List 25.  Wife Hannah E., wrote from Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne in 1908; she had 4 children to him, two born in Australia, Annie Leonara and Doris Winifred.  He had fled England and was joined in Australia by Minnie TAYLOR and her two children.  Found living with Taylor.  9 pages, List 58.

BOOTY, Alfred, of East Ham, Essex England, wrote in 1914, re uncle Elijah. Police report his death and locate son. 6 pages, List 7.

BORASH, Leon, location sought by J.L. KEIDANSKY, Odessa, Russia, in 1912, believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

BORCHARDT, Mrs. Max, sought by sister Minnie EASTBURG of Galesburg, Ill., USA in 1897.  Last heard from in Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 35.

BORCHARDT, Max, sought by brother in law M.J. GRIMES, Newark, Ohio USA, in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 56.

BOSISTO, John Lazenby of London England wrote in 1899.  He had heard of the death of Joseph Bosisto, is the son of his eldest brother, seeks detail of his estate.  7 pages, one torn, List 20.

BOUTAGY, Najeb Seraphim.  Left his home in Jaffa Palestine in 1900; sought by S.S. Boutagy in 1904.  Found.  7 pages, List 22.

BOUGHTON, Clara, wrote from Aylsham, Norfolk England in 1894 re her husband Alfred,  hasn’t heard from him.  She has two sons, 8 and 9 years, dependent on her.  Found.  9 pages, List 30.

BOWDEN, Joseph of Brooklyn New York, wrote in 1913 re his ‘father’s father’s brother John BOWDEN’ who was born in Cornwall in 1815 and went to Aust c1852 and died there. He was looking for a share in his estate. 4 pages, List 15.

BOWDEN, William Low Fell, Gateshead, England, wrote in 1911 re John Bowden, who left in 1878, 23 years, a fireman on a steamship, and supposedly drowned.  Has heard he is alive and ill in Melbourne.  His siblings Benjamin, Edward and Joseph are anxious to find him.  Various people of that name interviewed. but not found.  13 pages, List 66.

BOWEN, Thomas wrote in 1892 re his brother Henry, from Mallow, Co. Cork Ireland, who was in the Victorian police force in 1852.  2 pages.  List 2.

BOWES, Thomas, sought by brother Andrew of Albany New York USA in 1895; last heard from over 20 years ago.  Was from Co. Monaghan Ireland, would be 52 years old.  5 pages, List 29.

BOX, Edward John, wife and children, sought by niece J. Eliza THOMAS, Bristol England in 1902.  Police find he had deserted his family and his wife was remarried to Henry SHERRATT and had children by him. 8 pages, List 43.

BOYCE, Joseph, deserted wife Caroline and child at Whiteinch, Glasgow Scotland in 1911.  Found, declines to pay maintenance.  5 pages, List 69.

BOYD, Andrew, of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA wrote in 1914 re six brothers named GILCHRIST – Robert, Andrew, William, Thomas, James and John, who left Co. Tyrone for Sydney in 1886 and thence to Melbourne. Their sister Mrs. Mary Boyd left Tyrone for Philadelphia in 1888. Police interview all Gilchrist males of those names but cannot locate the brothers. 29 pages, some repetitive, List 7.

BOYD, David Butler, arrested in Melbourne and committed to asylum in 1917; brother in Mansfield Park, Essex England informed.  4 pages, List 51.

BOYS, John William, sought by son in law J. ILLINGWORTH of Savile Park, Halifax, England.  Left England 30 years ago, last heard of 12 years ago in Warragul, Victoria.  Found there.  6 pages, List 5.

BRABNER, George, patient, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver Canada wrote in 1906 her his brother Alexander, last heard of c1876 at Burrumbeet.  He was married, with a arge family.  Police find he had died but locate family.  5 pages, List 31.

BRABSTAN, James, Michael, Margaret and Johanna, siblings, sought by niece Anna, Troy New York USA in 1907.  They were from Co Tipperary and left Ireland c40 years ago.  Not found.  3 pages, List 57.

BRACE, Lewis Knight Brook, otherwise Lee BOND.  Information sought by British Consul General, Los Angeles USA in 1912.  Found to have collected money in Melbourne, but not traced.  Incomplete file, letters returned to Lord Mayor.  5 pages, List 32.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BRADBURY, Aaron, sought by W.F. DINSLEY, Lorton Manchester England in 1913, on behalf of his wife whom he has deserted.  Brother Benjamin is interviewed; not found.  10 pages, List 64.

BRADBURY, Aaron, sought by wife A., of Gorton, Manchester England in 1913; her father had written previously.  He was a trained male nurse.  Sister in law interviewed; not found.  18 pages, List 64.

BRADBURY, Mrs. Annie, of Gorton, Manchester England, wrote in 1914 re her husband Aaron. Married in 1910, she had a child in 1911 and he deserted shortly after. His brother Benjamin is in Victoria, but claims he doesn’t know where he is. Wonderful description of the child who wins a baby prize and is a ‘Nestles’ baby, with a 25″ chest measurement. 8 pages, photo, List 7. See introduction for details of photo costs.

BRADBURY, Mrs. E., of Cheltenham Gloucestershire England wrote in 1917 re her husband Percy BRADBURY, who left there in 1913. She hasn’t heard since 1916, when he was living in Richmond Victoria. Police ascertain he has left there, but are unsuccessful in tracing him. 12 pages, some damaged, List 6.

BRADBURY, Pte. J., 3rd Leicestershire Regiment, Partington Yorkshire England, wrote in 1915. His original letter is missing from the file, but it concerned his daughter Emma who had emigrated to Melbourne. He enclosed a letter he had received from Mrs. Cassie KIRK, telling him that Emma had married her son William, had miscarried and was pregnant again, and the couple were very poor. Police confirmed this statement, but the letter sent back to Bradbury was returned, and is on the file, as is Mrs. Kirk’s letter. 8 pages, List 7.

BRADBURY, Samuel William.  Information sought by wife Annie in Melbourne in 1909.  He left there in 1901 for South Africa and hasn’t been heard from for over a year.  He was formerly a medical doctor but gave that up.  South African police provide details of his lifestyle.  11 pages, List 61.

BRADFORD, Alfred William Peter, son of William of Brunswick, dismissed by police in South Africa and suspected of theft, believed returning to Australia.  8 pages, List 60.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Eliza nee DRAKE, , Widnes, England, wrote in 1916 re her stepbrother William PEARSON, who left his home in Erith, Kent, as a 15 year old cabin boy c1870 for Australia.  He had brothers George, Thomas and Charles.  13 pages, List 52.

BRADLEY, William, 35 years, butcher, left wife Annie at Moseley Birmingham England in 1908, and came to Australia with Marie LE FRAME, stage name, real name L. HOWELL, c22 years, a pantomime artist, who also used name Maisie ROWLAND.  Annie wrote a number of letters seeking him.  He is traced and interviewed and claims to have left her provided for.   32 pages, List 62.

BRADLEY, William J., of Germantown, Philadelphia, Penn., USA, wrote in 1913 re his uncle and aunt, John and Susan McGRAW nee BRADLEY. She is a daughter of Charles of Coleraine, Co. Derry Ireland. They arrived in Melbourne c.1853. Not found. 6 pages, List 12

BRADSHAW, Joseph, sought by Enoch MAYERS of Pendleton Manchester England in 1897.  He emigrated with his wife and family to Melbourne c1894; his brother Charles lives there.  Wife and children returned to England, and he was to join them, but hasn’t done so, and they are dependent on the kindness of neighbours.  Found.  7 pages, List 36.

BRADSHAW, Richard. Wrote in 1897 re his half brother John ALDERMAN of Bedfordshire England, who left there in 1852 for the Victorian goldfields. He had advertised in Melbourne papers for him, and was suspicious of a response. He believes Alderman was a wealthy man, but police find otherwise. 15 pages, List 9.

BRADY, Mary, Birkenhead, Cheshire England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Patrick, sailor, 4 children; not heard from for 6 months.  Founded to have enlisted and given his next of kin as Kate of Manchester.  4 pages, List 51.

BRAGARD, Charles, Sergt., Armee Belge, Belgique, [Belgium]wrote in 1919 requesting details on the background of George BEAR, son of J.E. Bear of Spottswood. [Bear probably in army] 3 pages, List 15.

BRAITHWAITE, Hartley, Kirby in Furness, Lancashire, wrote in 1906 re brother William, last heard of 10 years ago in managing a hotel in Melbourne.  Several people of that name interviewed, but not found.  15 pages, List 49.

BRAITHWAITE, John Ripley.  Information sought in 1908 by John Ernest Ripley FORD, Rochdale, Lancashire.  Braithwaite left Yorkshire c60 years ago and settled in Ballarat.  Relation found.  13 pages, List 41.

BRAMAN, F.L., Toledo, Ohio USA wrote in 1903 re Lucien RAMAN, his father.  He had written previously 3-4 years ago.  He has now heard that his father sailed from Portland Oregon 32 years ago for  Melbourne under the name of T.G. BUSH.  10 pages, 2 torn.  List 2.

BRAMPTON, T.C., of Rosebank Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1916. His/her mother Mary nee GILLIES sought the location
of auctioneers and land agents named GILLIES, last heard of in Sydney. The will of John GILLIES of Ford, Loch Ave., Argyleshire Scotland is mentioned. He was the brother of Duncan, and she is Duncan’s eldest daughter. 6 pages, List 8.

BRAMWELL, Arthur William, Grafton, Yolo County, California, wrote in 1916 seeking his mother Ruth’s address.  He has been confined in Mexico as a military prisoner, but escaped.  His siblings were Ethel, Florence and Albert York.  Found.  9 pages, List 53.

BRANIGAN, William.  John Ross writes from police station West Maitland, New South Wales, 1862, on behalf of Mrs. Bridget BRANIGAN, who has seen a newspaper report of a railway accident at Elphinstone Victoria, in which a William Branigan was killed.  Ross asks on her behalf if it was her son.  Investigations show it was.  4 pages, List 5.

BRANNAN, Hyla Catford, left Capetown South Africa for Melbourne in 1908; wife and 4 children remained there; a jeweller.  In 1911 Miss Zora DALY of Port Elizabeth sought him. Found.  26 pages, some repetition and photo.  List 66.

BRAY, Edmond Selwyn, sought by sister Mrs. S.F. BROWN of Sumner, Christchurch New Zealand in 1896; last heard of in San Remo.  His wife in the UK is in need of financial help, hasn’t heard from him for 5 years.  6 pages, List 31.

BRAY, Edward Selwyn, died in Melbourne hospital in 1896.  Sister Sarah S. BROWN wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1897 querying whether it was really him, and asking details, which are provided.  19 pages, List 36.

BRAZIL/BRASIL/BRAZEL, James.  Information sought by solicitors in Wales in 1910, who are acting for the next of kin in a probate case.  He was in Ballarat in the 1850s.  His cousin William took him to Ireland in 1908 where he died.  His will is being challenged by nephew William LINNARD.  23 pages, List 66.

BRAZZI, Domenico.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne sought details of his death at Maryborough in 1907; two daughters in Switzerland exist.  Widow Mary interviewed.  4 pages, List 57.

BREEBACK, William.  Isaac DUNN wrote from Everton, Liverpool England in 1899; his mother is a daughter and seeks information.  He has heard that he died in Melbourne in 1870.  Police find he died under the name PRIEBACH.  10 pages, List 36

BRENDON, W.E. & Sons, Plymouth, UK, wrote in 1911 re W.H. PASSMORE, a plumber as ‘his life is on a lease which we hold under the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’. 4 pages, List 15.

BRENNAN, James, born Partick (Scotland?) 1857, arrived Melbourne 1889 as a ship’s carpenter, and boarded in Port Melbourne.  Chief Constable of Partick wrote in 1900 on behalf of his mother.  Not found.  12 pages, List 39.

BRERETON, Joseph, died in Auckland New Zealand in 1915.  Public Trustee there asks police to find his brother Thomas.  Found in North Melboune.  6 pages, List 54.

BRERETON, William, Manchester, England, wrote in 1902 re his father J.T., who left there in 1889 and hasn’t been heard from since.  A master bricklayer, c56 years, he is found under the name of KAY. 6 pages, List 41.

BRESLIN, Thomas. The secretary, Leith Parish Council, Scotland, wrote re him in 1914. He was Irish. His wife Mary BAIRD or MANSON or BRESLIN, and 4 children leftMelbourne for there with his consent, and he was to follow. They are now destitute and he has failed to support them. Police find him in the AIF and his wages are garnished. 19 pages, List 8.

BREWER & Sons, Solicitors, Barnstaple, England, wrote in 1914 re Thomas PASSMORE, c73 years old, whose sister has died. 3 pages, List 14.

BRIDGES, James (or R.E.) accidentally poisoned at CHEGWIDDEN’s chemist shop Melbourne in 1902.  Wife Julie, Woodstock, South Africa, wrote regarding his effects being sent to her; she and their child are penniless.  6 pages, List 43.

BRITLAND, C.T., of USS Wyoming, New York Cikty, USA, wrote in 1913 re his uncle J.T. Britland who went to Melbourne c1881 to start a hotel. Not found. 4 pages, List 14.

BROCKLEBANK, Thomas, sought by Lizzie Ann SMITH of Saint Lau… (illegible) USA in 1897.  Her father George Smith, born Cockermouth, England, was his nephew, and visited him in 1876.  Police trace Brocklebank.  10 pages, List 35.

BRODERICK, William. Mother wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1914 as she hadn’t heard from him. Believed to be living and working in Melbourne. Found by police. 6 pages, List 11

BROGIE, Matthew of Merlick near Limerick Ireland wrote in 1892 re his brother Daniel, who left home 25 years ago.  He has heard that Daniel is dead and wants to claim his share of the estate.  4 pages.  List 2.

BRONI, Eliza, Russel Square, London England, wrote in 1905 re her brother Henry Charles STEPHENSON, who left there for Melbourne c1862.  Reply states details too meagre.  3 pages, List 45.

BRONKHORST, B. Oppoenheimer, Seckel & Co. London, wrote in 1912. He was their traveller in South Africa, has sold his samples worth £800 and absconded. They believed he was in Melbourne. Police reply they require a physical description, details are too meagre for them to do anything. 3 pages, List 12.

BROOK, A.W. of Invergordon, Scotland, wrote in 1913, on behalf of Joseph GILCHRIST, who is 84 years old, and would like to contact his sister Mrs. Ann MANN, whom he hasn’t heard from for 12 years. 8 pages, List 12.

BROOK, Abraham John of Essex House, Hornsey Lane, London England, wrote in 1892 re his son Herbert John, who left for Australia c1880.  Herbert was well educated, aged about 37 years, a fairly good singer who spoke French.  ‘Through his follies he has been known to you on more than one occasion.’  Police report that he has been in prison.  8 pages.  List 2.

BROOKS, Emma E., of Charlestown BH District Mass., USA. wrote in 1892 re her son Fred C. BROOKS.  He would now be 23 years old, left Boston c1885, she has not heard from him for five years.  ‘He read some improbable stories about boys in Australia and the West and when he went away he carried revolvers with him.  The boys around us had the cowboy mania and several talked of going off, but Fred was the only one that went …’.  9 pages.  List 2.

BROOKS, Sgt. M. wrote from Sydney Police Station in 1895 on behalf of old neighbour Mrs. DONELLAN nee Bridget CONNOR, of Ballinaslie Ireland, who asked him to trace her brother Patrick CONNOR who left there 48 years ago, when 20 years old.  He was in Geelong at some stage.  Police investigate in Geelong and Bendigo districts, but not found.  33 pages, List 29.

BROOM, Daniel, deserted wife and 7 children at Kawa Kawa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, in 1891.   Several letters from his wife from 1894-1896 seeking him; not found.  29 pages, List 33.

BROOME, Louisa nee CREED, sought by W.J. Broome of Lima, Ohio, USA in 1895; hasn’t heard since 1888; her brother is Jack.  Found, she reports that he deserted her c9 years ago and she has since remarried to – ADAMS.  7 pages, List 29.

BROWN, Mrs. of Lower Kimmage Road Dublin Ireland wrote in 1918 per Charles Franklin of Dublin, enquiring about her daughter Mrs. GRACE of East Melbourne, a theatre attendant, whom she had not heard from for over a year. Found by police. 4 pages, List 6.

BROWN, Albert James Studd, wanted by Transvaal police in 1906.  Accountant, 38 years, reward poster, containing photo, on file.  Wife Emily KENNEDY traced to Sydney. 7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, Alexander Ross, dentist, Windsor.  Barony Parish Council, Glasgow Scotland, wrote re his insufficient maintenance for his son John Ross Brown, left there c1896.  4 pages, List 25.

BROWN, Bonnie H., sought by mother Mrs. E.H. Brown, St. Louis, USA in 1904; last heard of in Melbourne, 27 years, worked his passage to Australia on a ship, electrician and engineer.  Movements traced.  11 pages, List 47.

BROWN, Mrs. Elizabeth, Mingo, Jefferson Co., Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 re her brothers Robert, William and James BUCHANAN, formerly of Landaire Northern Ireland, who came to Australia 30-40 years ago.  2 pages, List 4A.

BROWN, Elizabeth K., wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1902 re her husband John, married 1868,  who left there in 1879, a ship’s rigger, and hasn’t been heard from since 1884.  She has seen that a man of that name died in Albert Park in 1898 and asks if it is her husband.  She is unconvinced when told it is not.  14 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Frederick George. Left Oakland California in 1912, aged about 50 years, a bible student. Chief Commissioner of Police writes in 1913 on behalf of his wife who is missing him. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

BROWN, I.L. of Birmingham England, wrote in 1892 re his father Ned BROWN.  Ned’s wife and family are greatly in need of his help, and have not seen him for eight years.  2 pages.  List 2.

BROWN, Mrs. J.C. wrote from Darlington, Co. Durham England in 1914 re her husband Frederick, a printer’s engineer.  He had left there the previous October, taking their two eldest daughters, Nellie and Winnie, with him, and was supposed to be working in a printing office in Melbourne.  She and her youngest child are destitute.  10 pages.

BROWN, James, left King’s Cross London for Melbourne 1852, then went to Ovens goldfields.  In 1905 his sister’s daughter Margaret Scott WATTERS, Stirling Scotland, enquired about him; found to have died in asylum.  8 pages, List 47.

BROWN, Jane H., Northgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, wrote in 1905 re her husband Thomas, a clerk, who left there in 1902 and hasn’t been heard from since.  He is 50 years, well educated, and they were married for 20 yeas.  ‘He was writer for the Era paper …’.  Her father was a chemist and druggist, and she gives family background.  9 pages, List 44.

BROWN, Johanna R., sought by Mrs. P.J. McCARTHY, Litchfield, Mass., USA.  She was born Waterford Ireland, her husband was a brass maker.  The writer is the daughter  of Mary Ann KINSELLA, who last heard from her sister Johanna from Sydney in 1877.  Not found. 8 pages, List 41.

BROWN, John Russell. Chief Constable, Kirkcaldy Scotland, wrote in 1914. His brother Robert, a retired engineer, had asked his help in finding John, who emigrated to Australiac1869/70, will now be 75 years old, was an engineer, son of the late James. He was last heard of in 1907. Police check all John R. Brown entries in Melbourne directory, but he is not found. 11 pages, List 8.

BROWN, Joseph Wilkin, left Newcastle on Tyne England for Melbourne in 1888.  In 1908 his brother Richard KIRKBY, Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne, ‘practical chimney sweep’ asked police to find him.  Found.  8 pages, List 58.

BROWN, Mrs. L., St. George’s Square, Forest Gate, London England, wrote in 1917 re husband Charles BROWN, working in Melbourne.  8 pages.

BROWN, Mary, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1897 asking police to find her sons James, 40 years and John, 45 years, both seamen from Stranrear, Wigtownshire Scotland; she is in need of funds.  John is found working for John McLELLAN at Lyndhurst.  9 pages, List 47.

BROWN, Mary McGill of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re her brother Andrew DODD, who left there twenty years ago. She has seen a death of an Andrew DODDS in Kyneton, and asks whether this is her brother. Police provide details. 8 pages, List 18.

BROWN, Patrick.  The Parish Clerk of Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1912, re this man, who failed to maintain his wife Elizabeth MERRICKS or BROWN and 9 year old child Elizabeth.  They were both from Anderson, Glasgow.  He was also known as PALMER, was born in Glasgow, 39 years old.  He came to Melbourne as a marine fireman in 1904 deserted ship, and has not been heard from since.  His wife is trying to avoid going into the Poorhouse.  Not found.  8 pages, List 33.

BROWN, Thomas.  Confidential information sought in two letters in 1904, by his brother John S. Brown of Hamilton Scotland, who wrote on letterhead of W. Brown & Sons, builders, contractors and quarry masters.  Thomas arrived in Melbourne two years ago from Cape Town; married a widow named KEMPSTER, and supposedly carrying on business under name of NEWMAN & Co.  Report on his circumstances.  14 pages, List 33.

BROWN, Mrs. Thomas J. of Chelsea, Roxbury, Mass. USA, wrote in 1897 re mother Maria HARKINS, whom she has not heard from for 27 years.  Her mother was born in England, and went from Dunedin New Zealand to Melbourne.  7 Pages, List 4A.

BROWN, Thomas, raised on a farm near Yonkers New York, sought by niece Fanny of El Paso Texas USA in 1909.  Her father David was his brother.  Various Thomas Browns are identified, but no found.  15 pages, List 60.

BROWN, Tom, formerly of Whitehaven, Cumberland England, ship’s carpenter, left Liverpool in 1887 for Australia.  Information requested in 1910 by his son George Carter Brown of Whitehaven; A5 flyer on file.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

BROWN, William, left Perth Scotland for the Australian goldmines c1890s.  Sought by brother James, Sundial P.C. Alberta Canada in 1910.  Had been in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 41.

BROWNE, Dr. D.G.  Information sought by William HETREED of Royal Irish Constabulary Limerick in 1902, on behalf of his wife whom he deserted c20 years ago.  They were married in 1874 and he was believed to be in Melbourne.  Found interstate, ‘confirmed drunkard’.  13 pages, List 42.

BROWNE, George, wrote form the Board of Education, Detroit, Michigan, re old school friend Jos. W. GRAY who left Dublin for Australia c1880 and settled in Melbourne; not found.  List 43.

BROWNING, Mrs. E. of Oxford, England, wrote in 1892, thanking police for locating her missing son W.R. BROWNING.  Original letter and police search not on file.  1 page, List 3.

BRUNSDON, Joseph, sought by mother Mrs. Brunsdon of Mellon Ground, Peckham, Surrey, London in 1856, hasn’t heard from him for a long time.  5 pages.  List 4.

BRUNTON, Robert, sought by brother in law William SUTHERLAND, New York, in 1913.  Last heard of 18 years ago in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 75.

BRYAN, Henry, left England for Australia in 1896, had previously lived here for many years.  He was born 1844, the son of George, formerly a London solicitor, and a blindmaker.  The Reversionary Interest Society, London UK, sought information about him in 1912.  Found.  7 pages, List 32.

BUCHANAN, George, Wenz & Co., Melbourne, wrote on behalf of his un-named sister in London in 1910 re Thomas John SUTTON, who deserted his wife and children there.  He was a ship’s steward and his people live in Melbourne.   Not found.  6 pages, List 27.

BUCKLAND, A.G., Winchester Road London England, wrote in 1907 re John LLOYD, his brother in law; hadn’t heard and mother is worried.  Found.  6 pages, List 56.

BUCKLAND, William, French Camp, Stockton, California USA, asks US Consul to find his brother Richard in 1909.  He went to Melbourne c1903; 34 years, mother’s maiden name is STANFORD.  Not found.  11 pages, List 60.

BUCKLEY, – Mrs. Wrote from 81 Cross Lane Gorton, Manchester England in 1914, hasn’t heard from her husband for four years, but recently received a photograph of him, taken in Melbourne, and sent to her ten year old daughter Clara. He left them destitute. Police respond that she must provide more details – his given name, age, occupation etc. 4 pages plus photograph, List 10. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BUCKLEY, Edward, sought by wife Kitty, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight in 1912.  He left London for Melbourne 3 months prior and hasn’t been heard of since.  32 years.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 33.

BUCKLEY, James, native of Limerick Ireland, came to Australia c1868 and kept a hotel in Melbourne.  In 1908 his brother John, c/- Little Sisters of the Poo, Wilmington, Delaware USA, asked police to find him.  5 pages, List 59.

BUCKLEY, Kelita Hall, sought by Halifax police in 1911, on behalf of his father George.  He left England c1903 for Australia, c34 years.  9 pages, List 69.

BUGGY, James, Inspector, Liverpool Police, wrote in 1901 on behalf of relatives re his friend Lewis C. KINCHELA, born Kilkenny Ireland. 11 pages, List 15.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BULL, Alfred of Winchester, Hampshire, England, wrote in 1865 re his brother William, a builder, believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 4 pages, List 10.

BULL, Daniel, sought by niece Laura Jane LINCOLN nee LAXTON, South Shields, England, in 1909; she is his sister’s eldest daughter.  He left there c45 years ago.  Not found.  List 61.

BULL, Mrs. George.  Sought by sister Maria ENRIGHT of Toronto Canada in 1904.  She left Limerick Ireland c1865, hasn’t been heard of for 30 years.  Family found.  8 pages, List 23.

BULLEY, Edward H., wrote from London UK in 1904, asks police to find his brother John S. of the Colonial Navy; has been trying to find him for 20 years, was last heard of at Williamstown.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

BULLING, Corporal C.G. of 5th Pioneer Battalion, AIF, wrote from France in 1917 re his wife’s character. He hadn’t heard from her in 14 months, was living in Fitzroy. 4 pages, List 16.

BULLIVANT, Mrs. H.  Wrote from Darlington (England??) in 1898 re her sister Mrs. A. FLAHERTY, last heard from in 1896.  She was a widow, 26 yrs, her husband Thomas, a bus driver, had died.  Not found.  7 pages, List 20.

BULLOCK, Charles or William, formerly living in Detroit, Michigan, USA, sought by daughter Ida BULLOCK, now Mrs. HUBER of St. Louis in 1895.  Separated from him for over 20 years, she was adopted by a Mrs. ANDERSON, 2 pages, List 28.

BULLOUGH, Richard, sought by wife B., Tyldsley near Manchester England, in 1913.  He was 28 yeas old, a labourer, last heard of at Barham.  Not found.  14 pages, List 75.

BUNNING,  John William Peter.  Wife wrote from Brooklyn, New York, in 1910 and 1911 re her husband, who left suddenly in 1910 and wrote to say he was in Australia with no memory of how he got there.  He was aged 43, and there are 2 copies of the same photo on the file.  She searches widely, and 17 year old Alfred ABBOTT of Maylands South Australia decides to try and help her, but only confuses the issue.  Bunning is not found.  35 pages, List 68.

BURBANK.  Chief of Police, Winnipeg USA writes re this man, no given name listed, who is in Winnipeg and claiming to have been the editor and proprietor of The Argus newspaper which is in Melbourne.  Very detailed physical description given.  Local detectives state is not known in Melbourne, and must be an imposter.  3 pages.  List 2.

BURDEKIN, Lydia, Westminster, London, wrote in 1915 re husband Herbert Anderson Burdekin, not heard from for some months; came from Napier New Zealand in 1913, is a draper.  Found living with a woman by whom he has had a child.  11 pages, List 54.

BURGER, M., New Bedford, Mass., USA, wrote in 1906 re his brother Louis, a pawnbroker in Fitzroy, who left home 26 years ago; hasn’t replied to letters.  Found.  14 pages, List 30.

BURGOYNE, Mrs. E. Bexhill on sea, Sussex, wrote in 1917 re her husband Alfred, 33 years.  They were in New Zealand when he told her to take their children back to England and he would follow, but hasn’t done so.  She has had no money from him and is destitute; very poignant letter.  Not found.  12 pages, List 50.

BURKE, Mrs. Hannah, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1904 for the address of Mrs. Hanora MORGAN, last heard from in Melbourne.  Richmond police report she had died and trace her husband, who says the writer is her
sister.  4 pages, List 42.

BURN, A.D., wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1899.  He had bought shares in a gold mining company, and suspects Louis A. PEARCE, who was looking after them, has cheated him.  A complicated tale, including Neville BARRIDGE who was admitted to a lunatic asylum.  8 pages, List 36.

BURNET, David, sought by wife in Bridgeton, Glasgow Scotland, in 1913.  He left there in 1912, has a brother Alexander in Castlemaine.  Not found.  5 pages, List 75.

BURNS, Alexander.  Sought by Superintendent of Police in Cleveland U.S. in 1903.  His brother William died in 1901 at Alexandersville; his mother died in New York c.1900.  Not found.  3 pages, List 21.

BURNS, George. Died in America 1909 aged 27 years, leaving 3 brothers, James, William and Hugh in Victoria. Tolman & King, Attorneys, Spokane Washington, wrote in 1915 as there is a little estate to distribute. Police find James has died and his widow remarried. 9 pages, List 8.

BURNS, Jessie C., wrote from Cape Town South Africa in 1905 re her husband John Robert, who shipped as cook on a ship to Australia; was formerly in the police force there.  5 pages.

BURNS, William J., Detective Agency, Denver Colorado USA, wrote in 1912, re John BARRIE alias Hugh O’NEAL, stated to have worked in Melbourne, embezzled money, deserted wife and 3 children and come to the US with an actress, c7 years ago.  Police report no record here.  7 pages, List 33.

BURROWES, Alexander, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1897, asking confirmation of his age from police records; he joined in 1858.  2 pages, List 36.

BURROWS, E.J., Greenwood Park, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1913, on behalf of his neighbour Gladys McNAMARA, seeking details of the will and property left by her father Albert Edward McNAMARA, who was executed for murder in 1902.  She was deserted by her stepmother and put in a Home.  12 pages, List 75.

BURROWS, Lillian E., Cape Nome City, Alaska, wrote in 1902, seeking her grandparents. J.H. WILLIAMS married Louise BROWN, subsequently she married Thomas BROWN. They went to San Francisco in 1886, when she was 4 years old and her sister 2 years. The writer is Louise’s eldest daughter from her second husband; her mother has been dead for 5 years. Both Brown and Williams were of German descent. Letter to grandparents on file, as is poor quality photo of Lillian. Letter rather rambling. 15 pages. List 5.

BURSILL, J.  Wrote from Wandsworth Common, London in 1899 re his daughter Hettie who left there to work for Llewellyn WILLIAMS, a swindler etc.  Found in Melbourne.  3 pages, List 24.

BURTON, B.W., St. Peter’s Park, London England, wrote in 1902.  He has received a letter advising of his brother Alfred’s death and asks if it is genuine.  Alfred had been getting regular remittances.  4 pages, List 44.

BURTON, Edward, sought by wife in Newark New Jersey USA in 1920. He left saying he was going to the Klondike in 1897 and she has never heard since. Not found. 5 pages, List 16.

BURTON, T.B., of Beverley England, wrote in 1914 re his nephew George Bernard PLOWMAN, c19 years old, who was working in Brisbane but left. 5 pages, List 14.

BURY, John W., c/- Pacific Hospital, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1905 on behalf of his father Edward, who was looking for his siblings, from Co Wicklow Ireland; a spirit medium had told him to write.  He is sceptical, but a relative is found.  4 pages, List 46.

BUSHE, Alma, wrote from Evansville, Indiana, USA in 1895 seeking Paul or Gus Bushe, who left Ireland many years ago, last heard of in 1879.  1 page, List 28.

BUSST, Mrs Ellise, SAn Francisco, wrote in 1910 re husband Patrick John, believed in Melbourne; found.  5 pages, List 66.

BUTCHER, Samuel Henry. Police in Barnsley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, wrote in 1894 on behalf of his wife who wanted details of his lifestyle – was he living with a woman? He was believed to be living near Geelong. Found by police. 4 pages, List 13.

BUTLER, David, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1917 re his brother Thomas, last heard of at Strathlodon; aunt was Mrs. Bridget RABBAGE.  Not found.  5 pages, List 49.

BUTLER, John.  Supt Herbert ACKERS of Colchester Police asks his antecedents in 1900.  Butler has applied for an alehouse licence and says he was employed in the Melbourne Hospital and was a stallholder in Victoria on file.  8 pages, List 38.

BUTLER, John Patrick, deserted wife Vera in Mortlake, London UK c1917.  Found in Victoria with mother, formerly in AIF.  He wants her and their child to join him, but she refuses.  8 pages, List 26.

BUTTERWORTH, Charles. Sought by son Ernest of Rochdale Lancashire in 1908. He left England in 1884, and was believed living with a woman he had married in England, but this marriage was illegal, as Ernest’s mother did not die until 1902. He had an uncle Thomas WOLFENDEN at Talbot, and was last heard of in Melbourne. Police find he had died in 1906. 5 pages, List 13.

BYE, Robert, sought by nephew Private Rowland Bye, 3rd Worcestershire Regiment, Kent England in 1909; was in Mildura in 1897.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 61.

BYRD, John Thomas ‘a colored man’ formerly a native of Willmington Delaware, sought by sister Eliza DEAN of Philadelphia in 1900.  Their sisters Letitia, Maggie, Mary and Martha are all deceased.  11 pages, List 38.

BYRNE, Michael Joseph, sought by sister M. Byrne, Dublin Ireland in 1912; last heard of in 1900 in Hawthorn.  Police find he died in 1909, death certificate on file, children in orphanage.  9 pages, List 70.

BYRNE, Thomas W., Chief Constable, City Police, Worcester England, wrote in 1893 re Arthur PACE, seeking confirmation he was with a firm of solicitors, if he was married and if his wife was with him.  3 pages, List 3.

BYRNE, William, widower, Irish, in the boot trade, and had about 5 children, sought in 1912 by Kathleen DOULON/DONLON, Bayridge, Brooklyn, New York, the niece of his deceased wife.  She had not heard from him for 9 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O’MEARA, Madge, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1913 seeking her grandfather ex sergt of police Francis O’Meara.  Found.  4 pages, List 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O’TOOLE, Mrs Mary nee HOLMES, wife of Patrick, sought by her niece Mrs Edward FALTYSER (?), Rockford, Ill., USA, in 1913; her mother Emmy Holmes is Mary’s sister.  They last corresponded some 20 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAGE, Matilda, Linwood, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1913 seeking the address of Mrs T. LAKEN; they were both in service together there; now believed to be in Melbourne.  Reveals that she thought she was pregnant to Harry BECK, but is not.  Not found.  6 pages, List 73.

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 wrote (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 Elizabeth nee PETTY, Glencourt Stables, Kilburn, NW England, wrote in 1913 seeking father’s relatives in Melbourne.  He came to Melbourne as a ship’s steward some years; ‘my father got married when my mother was alive, they may not know that’.  Various Petty family are interviewed, but no rlation.  12 pages, List 75.

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, Mabel, Sunderland, England.  English police advised her in 1913 of the death of her brother John Arthur Palmer at Yarrawonga.  8 pages, List 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PARRY, Thomas, sought by Joseph Parry, Carnarvon, North Wales, in 1913; formerly of Acre Farm, Llanross, North Wales, last heard of c40 years ago in Melbourne.  Not found.  List 74.

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.

PATIENCE, Joseph Frank, c34 years, sought by wife W., Walmer Estate, Woodstock, South Africa, in 1912.  They were married in 1903, he left for Australia in 1908 and has not been heard from since.  Not found.  5 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PENNINGTON, Frederick, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England, wrote in 1912 re the death of his cousin William in Melbourne.  They are the nearest relatives.  4 pages, List 70.

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.

PETERS, Errol Albert, sought by wife Gladys nee MITCHELL, 19 years, Portobello, New Zealand, in 1913; was 3rd officer in the Union Steamship Co., has deserted.  His people have a hotel in Dunedin.  12 pages, List 74.

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.

PILLOW, Thomas William, sought by John MacMENIGALL, Wilbraham, Mass., USA in 1912, on behalf of his wife Jane Alice Hamilton MacMenigall.  He went to Australia c1878, was last hearsd from in 1885.  Widow found.  9 pages, List 72.

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, Percy, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1913 on behalf of John BINNINGHAM who was concerned about his son Gerald, who left there in 1911 for Melbourne.  He has received a cable requesting money be sent and asks if genuine.  Cable is from his landlady Mrs BARTLETT; he is out of work.  16 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

POTTER, Edward William, sought by wife in Bombay India in 1913.  They have lived apart for ten years; he was last heard of in South Melbourne and his brother in law is George AMY.  7 pages, List 73.

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.

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.

PRINGLE, Peter alias FOY, c46 years.  South African police wrote in 1913, enclosing a photo, fingerprints and offence record, and asked if known here; no.  5 pages, List 74.

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

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

PRITCHARD, Thomas, sought by brother Arthur J., Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1912 on behalf of their aged parents.  He left there with his wife and family and Thomas BROWN two years ago. They have heard rumours that Brown and Mrs Pritchard are living together; Pritchard is a printer.  14 pages, List 72.

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.

PURVIS, R.W., sought by son in law R.B. WANLESS, Portland, Oregan USA in 1913.  He had not been heard from for some years, believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 75.

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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McANDREW, Donald, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Emigration Agent.

McANDREW, Duncan, Rokewood, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, references on file, 4 pages, List 33.

McANULTY, Paul, Melbourne, 1861, resigns as Bailiff of Insolvent Court at Geelong and applies for Court Keeper in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 33.  (See MARTYN, P.)

MACASSEY, James, West Melbourne, for employment, references on file, 3 pages, List 25.

MACASSEY, James, Melbourne, 1862, for a clerkship, gives employment background, 2 pages, List 27.

MACARTHUR, Alexander, no address, 1861, for Warden at Crooked Rikver, late father was Dr. Peter, Commissioner of Crown Lands in NSW.  3 pages, List 22

MACARTHUR, Donald Gordon, Melbourne, 1856.  In 1835 appointed to government position in NSW by Sir Richard Bourke, then served as chief clerk in surveyor general’s department in Victoria until 1843, was discharged, then appointed CPS at Port Stephens etc.,  applies for re-employment.  4 pages, List 2.

McARTHUR, Duncan, Seymour, 1851.  For clerk of Petty Session there, petition in support from local residents.

MacBEAN, Hugh, Castlemaine, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 2 pages, List 4.

MacBETH, Francis D., Kingowever, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 34

MacBETH, Francis D., Kingower, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages (damaged), List 37.

McCABE, M.J., Collingwood, 1859, for copying clerk in Equity Office, 2 pages, List 17.

McCALLUM, Mathew, Dalmuir, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, applied to join police force in 1913; is in the force there, 28 years old.  2 pages, List 50.

McCANN, William N., Geelong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives employment details, 4 pages, List 17.

McCANN, William Nelson, Geelong, 1860, references on file, 4 pages, List 28.

McCARTHY, James H., Melbourne, 1854, late Sgt of police, seeks another govt appointment.  Was chief constable on the Northumbria government ship in 1852, later served at Geelong.  5 pages.

McCARTHY, Jeremiah, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, is a pensioner from the HEIC service, gives details. 2 pages, List 2.

McCARTHY, P., Brunswick, just arrived from India in 1908, 8 years in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, seeks police position; refused.  3 pages, List 45.

McCARTHY, William, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, 2 pages, List 21.

McCARTHY, William, North Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, a tailor, has been in the colony 4 years, 3 pages, List 39.

McCARTHY, William, North Melbourne, 1858, for Crier of Supreme Court, 2 pages, List 41.

McCARTNEY, Hugh Robert, Pleasant Creek, for bailiff of County Court, 4 pages, List 16.

MACCAUD, John T., Deep Lead, Pleasant Creek, late religious instructor to the Hulks Hobsons Bay, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 10.

McCLURE, Richard.  1861 memorial from members of the Gardiner’s Creek Road Board recommending him for Commissioner of Peace, 3 pages, List 31.

MACLURE, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly worked for Melbourne Corporation, references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

McCOLL, Hugh, Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonial.

McCORMICK, B.A. (Annie), La Trobe st., Melbourne, 1880, for employment as female warder of one of the gaols, 2 letters, 6 pages, List 41.

McCOURT, James.  Nth Melbourne, 1856, old soldier, served in 90th Regt, arrived with Capt Chisholm in 1851; appointed chief constable, but these were discontinued in 1852, ever since out of any government employment. 2 pages.

McCRAE, Alexander William, Richmond, 1857, formerly in government services, seeks re-appointment, has recently returned from England, 3 pages, List 4.

McCREIGHT, W.L., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 27.

McDERMOTT, Joseph, Melbourne, Surveyor General’s Office, 1853, for another appointment, 2 pages, List 34.

MacDONALD, Alexander, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

MacDONALD, Donald, Bush Station via Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

McDONALD, Edward, Melbourne, 1859, for keeper and crier at Supreme Court, is the messenger there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 6.

McDONALD, Neil, Aldermere, Buckley Valley, Canada, applied to join police force in 1913; formerly in Glasgow police.   2 pages, List 49.

McFARLAND, Robert H., Melbourne, 1851, for appointment as Registrar in Court of Requests, solicitor, admitted in Ireland, is clerk to the Council of the Australasian League, and part time extra clerk in office of Legislative Council. Second application for Clerk of the Legislative Council.

McFARLANE. R.H., Melbourne, 1859, for solicitor to railways, 2 pages, List 8.

MacGEORGE, James, Melbourne, 1852, worked for colonial architect in Adeliade, 2 pages, List 13

McGILL, George W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, from Dublin, references on file, 5 pages, Lists 7.

McILVEEN, John, Melbourne, 1858, seeks government employment, 2 pages, List 14.

McINTOSH, Robert, Melbourne, 1854.  Appointed supernumerary clerk in police department, asks for clerkship elsewhere.  3 pages, List 3.

McKAY, Angus William, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch New Zealand, applied to join force in 1908; 25 years.  2 pages, List 45.

MACKAY, David, Craigieburn, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Donnybrook, is a graduate of Glasgow University; reference from John Macadam on file, he is a surgeon, 3 pages, List 5.

MACKAY, Duncan, Eastern Police Station, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 24 years, gives his police employment history.  3 pages, List 47.

McKAY, James, Melbourne, 1853, has worked in survey offices in England and Ireland as an engraver, 1 pages, List 15.

MacKAY, James, Crowlands, 1857, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment as Crown Lands Commissioner, 3 pages, List 3.

MACKAY, Richard, Melbourne, applied for position as valuator, 1891; references on file.  17 pages, List 42.

MacKAY, W.H., Sandridge, 1853, is a surveyor, 1 pages, List 15.

McKEAN, James, Beechworth, 1857, reporter, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 38.

McKEAN, James, Beechworth, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, a reporter, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

McKEAN, James, Melbourne, 1861, a reporter and journalist, has worked in an attorney’s office, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

McKENNA, J. W., Melbourne, 1857, surgeon, for Coroner, 1 page, List 39.

McKENNA, Patrick, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, reference on file, 3 pages, List 19.

MacKENZIE, Charles, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, has lived in Bendigo for 5 years, is a reporter and sub editor on Bendigo Advertiser, recommendations from locals, including several councillors, on file.  Letter forwarded by Resident Warden. 5 pages,  List 2.

MacKENZIE, Donald K., Northcote, applied for detective force in 1916; is a journalist, speaks several languages, son of Constable J.D., watch house keeper at Brunswick.  4 pages, List 43.

MACKENZIE, Eneas, Richmond, 1854, for Police Magistrate in Richmond, has worked as a reporter in English law courts, now a clerk in the Colonial Sec’s office. 4 pages.

MACKENZIE, Eneas, Richmond, 1856, in Chief Secretary’s office, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 40.

MACKIE, A., Clerk of Courts Back Creek, 1860, for promotion, gives employment background, 5 pages, List 24.

MacKIE, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, twenty years in Bank of Scotland, 4 pages, List 7.

MacKILLOP, Alexander, Somerton, 1858, for Stipendiary Magistrate, long time resident, ‘college bred’ 4 pages, List 37.

McKOWN, Hugh, Melbourne, 1857,  for government appointment.3 pages, List 2.

MacLACHLAN, C.T., Geelong, 1862, for employment,  “altered state of circumstances”, black bordered paper, father known to Woods, MLA.  3 pages, List 27.

McLACHLAN, D., Taradale, 1861, for employment, is brother to Police Magistrate at Sandhurst, 3 pages, List 32.

McLachlan, R. (Sgt) Boshof, Orange River County, South Africa, applied for police force in 1908.  He was in the police force there, had formerly been in the Lanarkshire force.  3 pages, List 45.

McLAREN, James, 1858 ? two references on file, 3 pages, List 40.

McLEAN, Daniel,16 yrs staff surgeon in British army.  Arrived in 1838 but he died 2 yrs later.  Widow Jean Malcolm writes from Melbourne for employment for her two sons.  One previously employed as a clerk in Sydney and Hobart government offices, the other was a clerk in a mercantile office.  Both threw up their jobs to go to the diggings, but have been unsuccessful.  Two letters, 1856.

MacLEAN, Donald, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; manager of Glenelg Station for Mrs. Greene of Woodlands, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

McLEAN, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references from Dublin and Belfast employers and Mary E. Chomley on file, 8 pages, List 7.

McLEOD, Alexander, Batesford, 1857, seeks Customs House position, was eleven years in customs department in Scotland, copies of testimonials on file; arrived 1854.  8 pages, List 3.

McLEOD, Alexander, Auckland New Zealand, applies for police force in 1907; has served in Lancashire police and in Scots Guards for 12 years; 34 years.  3 pages, List 44.

McLINDEN, James, Melbourne, 1854, renews application, 3 pages.

MacMINN, James, Collingwood, 1857, formerly in the printing office, writes again for employment.  ‘would not have been dismissed had his services been of any use’.  List 2.

McMINN, J.F., Melbourne, 1858, dismissed from printing office, claims because of political views, references on file, seeks another appointment, 7 pages, List 35.

McNIECE, Robert M., Melbourne, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s Office, List 31.  Another letter, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 31.

McNIECE, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, seeks employment, formerly employed by Lieut. Governor La Trobe and Mr. Justice Jeffcott.

MacPHERSON, Aneas, Strathnoon, arrived 1850, ex British Army, has served as magistrate at Heidelberg, 3 pages, List 34

McRAE, Thomas, no address, 1852, recommended by Captain Dana, has been in government employ, 2 pages, List 13

McSWINEY, Bryan, West Melbourne, 1856, is a near relative of Sir Morrice O’Connell, and ‘sun’ of Peter, Lieut of the ‘melicie’ in Co Cork; wants to be appointed an inspector of police.  5 pages. List 2.

McVITTY, Alexander.  No application but 2 page testimonial from Ballarat J.Ps.  List 36.

McVITTY, James, Ballarat, 1858, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 41.

McWILLIAMS, Andrew, Drysdale, 1860, is secretary of Roads Board, reference on file, 4 pages, List 24.

MAGEE, William J., Ballarat, 1856, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, currently senior turnkey at Ballarat gaol; testimonial enclosed.  3 pages. List 2.

MAGNAY, Alexander, H.M. Gaol, Melbourne, 1857, seeks another government position.  3 pages. List 2.

MAGNAY, Alexander, Melbourne, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, 2 pages. List 2.

MAGUIRE, John, Castlemaine, 1857. for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 4 pages, List 3.

MAGUIRE, John, Castlemaine, 1857; Keeper of Powder Magazine, has heard position is to be abolished, protests. 4 pages, List 3.

MAILER, James Melrose, applied for police force in 1911, gives detailed military background.  List 47.

MAIR, N., South Brisbane, applied for join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 48.

MALPAS, Francis, Collingwood, 1851, for position as government clerk, was clerk to Rev. D. Newham until his death; Bishop of Melbourne will provide reference.

MANLY, Edward, Collingwood, 1856, for employment as night watchman or door keeper at Parliament House, formerly in H.M. 99th Regiment.

MANN, William, Heathcote, 1859, for Bailiff, references on file, 7 pages, List 12.

MANNING, Edward, Melbourne, 1860, late acting P.M. at Portland, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 19.

MANNING, Edward, St. Kilda, 1860,  for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Portland, family is there, 3 pages, List 25.

MANNING, John, Ballarat, 1857; is 77 years old, seeks government employment.  List 3.

MANTON, Charles, Maldon, 1856, for appointment as Gold Fields Warden.

MANTON, Frederick, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Usher of the Black Rod’ emigrated from Calcutta in 1830, received a land grant from Govr. Darling, gives background, has a family of 8 sons, etc.  3 pages, List 2.

MARE, D.  1856, Applicant for employment, connected to 40th Regiment.

MARKS, James, Melbourne, 1860, for position as Bailiff at County Court; is a constable, 11yrs there, encloses references.  3 pages.

MARSACK, George Richardson, Brighton, 1860, for employment, gives U.K. background; references on file, 8 pages, List 20.

MARSDEN, Joseph Ankors, Collingwood,1856, for employment under new Electoral Act. Testimonial on file.

MARSHALL, J.  Nth Melbourne, 1856.  Solicitor, large family, Lord Advocate of Scotland gave a reference.  3 pages.

MARSHALL, J.W., Melbourne, 1859, solicitor, seeks appointment as stipendiary magistrate, 3 pages, List 17.

MARSHALL, James, Melbourne, 1857, was promised a position, but has heard nothing, 2 pages, List 40.

MARSHALL, James, North Melbourne, 1858, for Police Magistrate, references on file, 3 pages, List 34

MARSHALL, James, Melbourne, lawyer for employment, 2 pages, List 39.

MARSHALL, James, Melbourne, 1858, for police magistrate, gives background, 4 pages, List 41.

MARSHALL, Thomas, Geelong, 1856.  Promotes Thomas Malcaster MARSHALL late of Geelong, now of London, and John MARSHALL of London, as agents for the selection of immigrants.

MARTIN, A. Lepinasse, Melbourne, 1854, formerly in government service, he resigned when refused a rise in salary, now seeks re-employment.  9 pages, List 3.

MARTIN, A. Lespinasse, Geelong, 1857, currently bailiff to Insolvent Court there, seeks better appointment, wife has also written, 9 pages, List 4.

MARTIN, Frederick W.M., Lockwood, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

MARTIN, Septimus, Richmond, 1856, for position of Serjeant at Arms; is a colonist of 14 yrs, and a J.P.  3 pages, List 2.

MARTIN, Septimus, Richmond, 1857, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859; is acting police magistrate, asks to be made permanent, 3 pages, List 6.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 11.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859, for permanent employment, 2 pages, List 11.

MARTIN, Septimus, Richmond, 1859, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 19.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate, 2 pages, List 22.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1862, renews application for police magistracy, 2 pages, List 32.

Martley, James Frederick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

MARTYN, Peter J.  Melbourne, 1860, for Bailiff at County Court, gives previous employment history.  2 pages.

MARTYN, Peter J., Melbourne, 1861, resigns as Court Keeper and applies for Bailiff of Insolvent Court at Geelong, 4 pages, List 33.  (See McANULTY, P.)

MASON, Abbo, Ballarat, 1861, Chinese, resident for over sixteen years, for position as interpreter, memorial with over 50 signatures in his favour.  Department’s response returned from Dead Letter Office, 6 pages, List 33.

MASON, Cyrus, Collingwood, 1853, for a draftsman’s position, 3 pages, List 13

MASON, George, Castlemaine, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, 2 pages, List 8.

MASON, George, Castlemaine, 1859, formerly Court Keeper there, seeks similar position, 2 pages, List 12.

MASON, George, Melbourne, 1859, formerly Crier at Castlemaine, seeks re-employment, 4 pages, List 19.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1860, for employment, formerly employed at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 21.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1860, for employment, has a large family to support, 2 pages, List 24.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 28.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 32.

MASON, William Jnr., Cochrane’s Creek Moliagul, applied for the police force in 1910.  2 pages, List 47.

MATHER, J.H., Ballarat, 1860, for employment as Clerk of Petty Sessions, references on file, two letters, 12 pages, List 25.

MATHER, J.H., Learmonth, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 31.

MATHEWS, Stewart, Illabarook, Pitfield, 1860, an old colonist, connected to the Linton family, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions at Linton, 3 pages, List 21.

MATTHEWS, George E., Collingwood, has a ‘rather numerous family’ seeks employment, 3 pages, List 15.

MATTHEWS, William A., Chiltern, 1862, formerly an auctioneer at Rutherglen, two letters, 8 pages, List 34.

MAUNDER, W.M., Collingwood, 1860, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 23.

MAUNSELL, George, Moama, NSW, 1861, is a Commissioner of the Supreme Court there, seeks similar appointment.  4 pages, List 32.

MAXEY, W.G., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

MAXWELL, Gustave, Hulk Lysander, 1857; has been advised his services will no longer be required, seeks another appointment, formerly in R.N.  4 pages, List 3.

MAY, J.M., Sydney, 1857, for Inspector General of Penal Establishments.  3 pages, List 3.

MAY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 6 pages, List 7.

MAYES, Ernest Leslie, Cootamundra NSW, applied to join police force in 1913.  4 pages, List 49.

MAYNARD, George, Geelong, 1858, for bailiff for insolvency court, 2 pages, List 5.

MAYNARD, George, Geelong, 1859, for messenger at insolvency court, 2 pages, List 6.

MAYNARD, George, Maryborough, 1859, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 10.

MAYNE, Robert, Keilor, 1859, formerly managed a sugar plantation in Jamaica, brother in law is Gustavus Wade, 3 pages, List 8.

MEADE, Henry White, Ragland, 1857, appointed temporarily, seeks permanent position, references on file, 5 pages, List 40.

MEADE, Robert Garnsey, Longwood, 1859, for electoral position, 3 pages, List 6.

MEATCHEM, T.H., Ouyen, applied for police force in 1908; refused.  2 pages, List 45.

MEDCALF, Charles, 1860, for Bailiff at County Court, has a reference from Dublin (not on file).  2 pages.

MEGSON, Canora/Canon (?) Melbourne, 1860, seeks another government position in Geelong, 3 pages, List 24.

MERCER, Richard, Sgt of police, Balham, London; for police force, 1913.  4 pages, List 46.

MERIGA, Antonio Giovani, Daylesford, 1857, born Cyprus, speaks 6 languages, for position as interpreter, 3 pages, List 36.

MERMELSTEIN, Isaac, St. Kilda National School, 1858, for interpreter; copy of testimonial gives background.  5 pages, List 4.

MEYERSTEIN, Edward, Melbourne, 1857, for government interpreter, 2 pages, another letter giving more detail, with memorial in support, 6 pages, List 36.

MIDDLEMISS, John, Geelong, 1857, for appointment in emigration service, was born in south of Scotland.  3 pages. List 2.

MIDDLEMISS, John, Geelong, 1860, for employment, is secretary of Geelong hospital, references on file, 7 pages, List 24.

MIDDLETON, Alexander G., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; associated with the press, studying at the University, 4 pages, List 4.

MIDDLETON, Herbert, Melbourne, 1857; formerly a Gold Commissioner and prior to that in Royal Artillery, seeks re-employment.  3 pages, List 3.

MIDGLEY, Frederick, Buninyong, 1856, served in 21st Fusiliers for nearly 12 yrs, was chief constable in Launceston for 9 yrs, resigned in 1850.  Police Magistrate Panton forwards to department.  4 pages.

MILEMORE, William Isaac, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

MILLAR, Archibald.  William Westgarth writes on his behalf, 1856, 3 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Robert Clarke, Castlemaine, 1857, head turnkey at gaol there, seeks position as Keeper of Powder Magazine; two references on file.  6 pages, List 3.

MILLER, Robert Clarke, Castlemaine, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, 4 pages, List 4.

MILLETT, William, St. Arnaud, 1858, formerly a J.P. in Trinidad, seeks paid position as Magistrate, 3 pages, List 6.

MILNE, George M., Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 38.

MINAHAN, John C., Sandhurst, 1860, for employment, just out of hospital, 4 pages, pages, List 24.

MINAHAN, John C., New Inglewood, for employment, acquainted with mining, has been a salesman, 7 pages, List 34.

MINCHIN, C.W., Melbourne, 1854, held temporary position as CPS at Creswick, seeks another appointment.  11 pages.

MINZIES, A.R., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, two letters, 5 pages, List 7.

MISKELLY, John, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

MISKIN, Joseph S., Colac, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 34.

MITCHELL, A.M., Geelong, 1862, a legal clerk, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 letters, 6 pages, List 30.

MITCHELL, Charles E.B., Melbourne, 1857, applies for position as Keeper of Powder Magazine, encloses English references which confirm his employment back to 1830; file also details his previous dismissal for drunkenness.  18 pages,  List 2.

MITCHELL, J. Scott, no address, 1862, brother in law of M.L. King, for employment, 2 pages, List 27.

MITCHELL, R.B., Collingwood, 1857, a son of the late Col. Sir Thomas Mitchell, has finished his education in England – for a clerkship.  3 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL, R.B., Collingwood, 1857, ditto, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 39.

MOLESWORTH, Robert, solicitor general, 1856, recommending Henry POOLE for employment under new Electoral Act.

MOLONEY, Sgt E.H., Bangalore, India, applied to join police force in 1912; he was 33 years, married.  3 pages, List 48.

MOLONY, Arthur Knox, no address, 1857, accustomed to a seafaring life, seeks position in water police.  2 pages, List 2.

MONAHAN, W.C., Collingwood, 1853, for position as a draftsman, father had letters of introduction to Redmond Barry, 2 pages, List 15.

MONCKTON, F.O., Melbourne, 1857, has temporary, seeks permanent one, 2 pages, List 38.

MONCKTON, F.O., Back Creek, 1859, in government service, seeks promotion, 3 pages, List 22.

MONCKTON, Frederick O., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of the Bench at Heidelberg, 2 pages, List 41.

MONCKTON, Frederick Odell, Back Creek, 1860, in government service, applies for additional appointment, 6 pages, List 19.

MONCKTON, Frederick Odell, Back Creek, 1860, for government employment, 2 pages, List 20.

MONTGOMERY, James, Melbourne, 1858, for Police Magistrate, formerly magistrate at Warrnambool, 3 pages, List 34.

MONTGOMERY, James, Melbourne 1859, seeks position as police magistrate, formerly Crown Solicitor.  Gives background, 3 pages, List 19.

MONTGOMERY, R., Maryborough, 1860, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, asks promotion, gives government employment history from 1841, 5 pages, List 21.

MONTGOMERY, R., Maryborough, 1860, for Clerk of the Peace, is CPS there, 3 pages, List 25.

MONTGOMERY, Richard, Maryborough, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, reference from F.CALL on file, 4 pages.

MOOLE, [?] Robert, Geelong, 1860, formerly storekeeper at Pentridge, but retrenched, seeks re-employment, 3 pages, List 21.

MOORE, B.H., Melbourne, 1857; is messenger in parliamentary library, seeks a more suitable appointment.  4 pages, List 3.

MOORE, B.H., Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 4.

MOORE, Christopher E., South Norwood, London England, applied to join police force in 1913; was in force there.  3 pages, List 49.

MOORE, John, Pitfield, 1861, for employment as a clerk.  List 28

MOORE, John Jnr., Audit Office, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 3 pages, List 33.

MOORE, Robert, Geelong, 1860, for re-employment, formerly in penal department, reference on file, 3 pages, List 24.

MOORE, Stephen P., Dunolly, 1863, for assistant Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 35.

MORAN, C., Carlton, applied for the police force in 1913; formerly 1st Class Petty Officer in Imperial Navy.  2 pages, List 50.

MORAN, Thomas J., Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship, worked for a solicitor for 5 years, 2 pages, List 41.

MORAN, Thomas J., Crown Solicitor’s Office, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship elsewhere, 2 pages, List 6.

MORAN, Thomas J., Melbourne, 1859, for clerkship in Crown Law Offices, gives employment history, 3 pages, List 8.

MORAN, Thomas J., Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 23.

MOREY, Ed., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is postmaster there.  2 pages, List 4.

MORGAN, J., Melbourne, 1858; currently in Immigration Office, but is going to be retrenched, seeks another appointment, reference on file gives his background, has a wife and family, arrived 1852.  4 pages, List 14.

MORGAN, James, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of the Bench, formerly in government service, but retrenched.  2 pages, List 6.

MORISON, Thomas Coutts, Creswick and Melbourne, two letters and printed testimonials, son of Sir. Alex.  18 pages, List 39.

MORONY, W.R., Darlinghurst Sydney, applied for the police force in 1909; had been in South African force, 31 years, married, copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 46.

MORRICE, Robert, Whipstick Diggings, 1857, for Warden on Buckland River or other goldfields.  3 pages, List 3.

MORRIS, H., Gosling Creek, Orange, NSW, asks details of joining police force in 1913; is editor of Farmer & Settler journal. 2 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, A.H., Napier, New Zealand, sought details of joining police force for him and brother in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

MORROW, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act.  2 pages, List 4.

MORTON, William, surgeon, Indigo goldfield, for coroner there, testimonials from Ireland and Leeds on file, 7 pages, List 8.

MOSELEY, Alfred, North Melbourne, 1861, for employment at Maryborough, 3 pages, List 32.

MOSTYN, T.W. Melbourne, 1856, acknowledges receipt of letter advising that his name has been placed on list for employment; has a wife and children in a ‘most deplorable condition’.  3 pages, List 2.

MOTTRAM, Bert, Collingwood, 19 years, applied for police force in 1907.  2  pages, List 44.

MOUNT, Corporal E.A., 1st Royal Sussex Regiment, Ambula, India; applied for police force in 1907.  3 pages, List 44.

MULCAHY, Cornelius, North Melbourne, 1858, for bailiff at county court, held position before, 7 pages, List 5.

MULCAHY, Cornelius, North Melbourne, 1859, for position in railways, 2 pages, List 11.

MULLIGAN, J.A., Clerk of Petty Sessions Indigo, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 8 pages, List 24.

MUNCE, William Radcliff, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at North Melbourne, 2 pages, List 20.

MUNCE, W.R., North Melbourne, 1860, refers to his previous application, 3 pages, List 21.

MUNDELL, James, South Yarra, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; a resident of sixteen years, 6 pages, List 4.

MURPHY, Denis, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, two applications, 5 pages, List 7.

MURPHY, Denis, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, references on file, including one from Redmond Barry; was a porter at the University, married.  8 pages, List 19.

MURPHY, Denis, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, has been in government employ for nine years, 2 pages, List 20.

MURPHY, Denis, Melbourne, 1860, two letters, formerly porter at the University, interesting reference on file, 7 pages, List 21.

MURPHY, Maurice Bleaney, Yangery, Warrnambool, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 30.

MURPHY, Patrick F., Beechworth, 1857; two letters, for Sub Warden or Crown Bailiff there, 6 pages, List 3.

MURPHY, Washington, Wahgunyah, 1859, for Coroner at Beechworth, previously held position, is an M.D. (Dublin). 4 pages, List 8.

MURRAY, James, Westernport near Berwick, 1861, for Warden of the goldfields, 3 pages, List 26.

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NAGLE, Garrett Flood, Inglewood, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 26.

NAGLE, Garrett Flood, Inglewood, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 27.

NANTES, Charles, Geelong, 1856, for employment as official director of Geelong & Melb Railway Co.

NASH, James, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is an attorney, 2 pages, List 17.

NASH, James, Melbourne, 1862, a solicitor, for employment under Real Property Act, 3 pages, List 30.

NASH, W.H., Sandy Creek near Newbridge, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, references from locals on file, held similar position interstate.  4 pages, List 18.

NATION, W., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in S.A. government, applies for government position.  4 pages, List 2.

NETHERCOTT, E.G., Beechworth, 1857, recommendation from Claud Fairy for him to be bailiff there, 2 pages, List 39.

NETHERCOTT, E.G., Beechworth, 1860, for promotion, 4 pages, List 25.

NETHERWOOD, John B., Melbourne, 1861, for permanent employment, formerly in government service, references on file, 10 pages, List 32.

NETHERWOOD, J.B., Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, references on file, 7 pages, List 33.

NEVILLE, Henry Percy, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, wrote in 1904 seeking a position in police force.  He was born Victoria, parents live in the Wimmera, and formerly in the Vic. Imp. Contingent, now in police force there.  1 page, List 43.

NEWLAND, David, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 9 pages, List 7.

NEWLAND, David, Collingwood, 1857, for appointment as clerk in census compilation, 3 pages, List 3.

NEWTON, William P., Prahran, 1857, 5 years in London Post Office, cousin a barrister in Norfolk, 3 pages, List 39.

NICHOLLS, Austin H., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in the post office, seeks re-employment, now 18 months since his discharge; renews application.  6 pages.

NICHOLLS, A.H., Melbourne, 1856, for registrarship of Melbourne University, is a graduate of Dublin University.

NICHOLS, W. Edward, Raglan, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

NICHOLSON, A., Audit Office Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 6.

NICHOLSON, Alexander, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, has had ‘a college education’, 5 pages, List 6.

NICHOLSON, Alexander, Melbourne, 1858, two letters seeking employment, 24 years, ‘good accountant’, 5 pages, List 40.

NICHOLSON, C.W., Castlemaine, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 38.

NICHOLSON, James M., Williamstown, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, has worked in the U.S., 3 pages, List 13

NIHIL, Cornelius, Geelong, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 21.

NIMMO, Robert, Kyneton, 1859, has sold his gold claim in Ballarat, seeks employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 8.

NIMON, James, Collingwood, 1860, for Crier in County Court, is an ex sergeant of police, references on file, 7 pages, List 20.

NIXON, William, Queenscliff, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

NOBLETT, George H. Gershon, Prahran, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House; testimonial enclosed.

NOLAN, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for appointment in solicitor general’s office, 3 pages.

NOLAN, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 5 pages, List 20.

NOLAN, James B., Melbourne, for employment, 3 pages, List 20.

NOLAN, Michael, no address, 1857.  Was in army for nearly fifteen years, then in convict and customs departments, seeks government position, is in delicate health.  3 pages, List 3.

NORCOTT, H., Collingwood, 1857, for doorkeeper at Parliament House, is an old colonist, 3 pages, List 3.

NORCOTT, Henry.  H.W. Wills writes on his behalf in 1857; he is a son of the late Major General and brother of Colonel Norcott of the Rifle Brigade and a relation of Wills.  3 pages, List 3.

NORMAN, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Messenger to Parliament, encloses reference.

NORMOYLE, John J., 1860, seeks promotion, gives background, copies of Irish references on file, 5 pages, List 23

NORRIS, Maurice E., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

NORRIS, William Osborne, Melbourne, 1857, gives family background, was in civil service in Sydney, family arrived in Schomberg which was wrecked, letter from Peter Lalor on file, 10 pages, List 4.

NORRIS, William Osborne, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 36.

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OAKES, John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

OAKLEY, Augustus W., St. Arnaud, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 22.

OAKLEY, Augustus W., St. Arnaud, 1860, for employment, references on file, 4 pages, List 19.

O’BRIEN, Michael Jnr., Hawkesdale, in 1913 queried why his application to join the police force was struck off.  4 pages, List 50.

O’BRIEN, Patrick, Castlemaine, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

O’BRIEN, Patrick, Castlemaine, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 8.

O’BRIEN, Phillip, Boorolite, applied to join police force in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

O’CALLAGHAN, John A., Fournival, Aratula NSW.  Applied for the police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 46.

OCOCK, Richard, Ballarat, two letters, for Chief Clerk, 6 pages, List 38.

O’CONNOR, Anthony, Melbourne, 1857, a solicitor, for deputy Sheriff, 3 pages, List 39.

O’CONNOR, Mortough¸Melbourne, 1857.  Is an old resident, member of Chamber of Commerce.  5 pages, List 3.

O’CONNOR, R., Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a member of the local Court, 5 pages, List 4.

O’CONNOR, W.P., Melbourne, 1857, has a reference from the Marquis of Down (not on file), seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

O’DELL, Thomas, Melbourne, 1851.  Lost his position as Landing Waiter due to ‘various acts of misconduct’.  Large file re his attempts to be reinstated or given other employment.

O’DONNELL, Francis, Rushworth, 1857, MRCSE, for public vaccinator there, 2 pages, List 4.

O’DONNELL, James, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

O’DONOGHUE, Michael Francis, Kamarooka, applied to join police force in 1916; 30 years, had been in military police.  2 pages, List 43.

OGIER, T.C.H., Ballarat, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 5 pages, List 38.

O’HARA, Henry Lewis, Ballarat, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 30.

O’HARA, Henry Lewis, Ballarat, 1862, a surgeon, for Coroner at Linton, 2 pages, List 34.

O’KEEFE, Edward, Sandhurst, 1859, for Warden there, has been involved in mining matters, 3 pages, List 8.

OLIVER, Daniel, Buninyong, 1859, has been temporarily employed there, seeks permanent position, 5 pages, List 12.

OLIVER, Daniel, Ballarat, 1862, for promotion, List 28

O’MALLEY, Edmund, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

O’MALLEY, Ed., Melbourne, 1862, for a clerkship, formerly in public service, 3 pages, List 34.

O’MALLEY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, List 7.

O’NEILL, John Campbell, Chiltern, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 21.

O’NEILL, Thomas, Finea J.S., via Granard, Co Cavan, Ireland, applied for police force in 1911; believes conditions would be better.  2 pages, List 48.

ONSLOW, N.H., Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, educated at Rugby under Dr. Arnold and at Oxford University, then studied Law, then travelled in Europe and US and Canada.  Employed by solicitors, Melbourne.

ONSLOW, N.H., Sandhurst, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Oxford graduate, gives employment history.  2 pages, List 4.

ONSLOW, N.H., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, Oxford graduate, gives background, 4 pages, List 23.

ONSLOW, R.H. [?] Melbourne, 1859, Oxford graduate, copies of references on file, 6 pages, List 17.

O’RAFFERTY, C.P., Melbourne, 1853, surveyor, has worked in India, 4 pages, List 13

ORDE, William B., Collingwood, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 33.

ORDE, William Beresford, East Collingwood, 1862, for re-employment, reference on file, 6 pages, List 29.

ORR, Charles Henry, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

O’SHEE, Edward, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

OVEREND, John, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger at County Court, gives employment history, married, Irish, 5 pages, List 21.

OXENHAM, William, Ballarat, 1859, for a clerkship (2 letters exactly the same), 4 pages, List 6.

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PADDON, H.J., Ballarat, 1858, for court keeper and crier there, lists previous government employment, 3 pages, List 5.

PALMER, John, 1857, for Bailiff at Dunolly, formerly Poundkeeper there, reference on file, 2 pages, List 36.

PANTON, J.A., Melbourne, 1862, took leave for personal reasons in 1858, seeks re-employment, 5 pages, List 27.

PAPINEAU, John, Sandy Creek, 1860, for employment, has been postmaster there, 2 pages, List 25.

PARKER, Edward, Mount Franklin, 1856, Protector of Aborigines, for Police Magistrate, 4 pages, List 40.

PARKER, Edward T. Sandhurst, 1854, formerly in post office, was dismissed, seeks consideration of his case, 2 pages.

PARKER, Edward Thos, Melbourne, renews application.  3 pages.

PARKER, Samuel, Melbourne, 1861, for sewerage engineer, 3 pages, List 31.

PARKER, Thomas, Smythes Creek, 1857, for clerk’s position, has served H.M. in all parts of the world as a non commissioned officer … married, 37 yrs.  3 pages, List 36.

PARTRIDGE, James, Bacchus Marsh, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

PARTRIDGE, James, Bacchus Marsh, 1861, for Bailiff, 3 pages, 1 torn, List 33.

PATE, Daniel, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

PATERSON, Francis, Queenscliff, 1860, two letters, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 23

PATERSON, Dr. Joseph, Flemington, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is practising in district, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

PATTERSON, Alex, Meredith, 1856 for deputy sheriff at Ballarat, encloses testimonial.

PATTERSON, George W., Melbourne, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s Office, is son of Dr. James, who writes in support, 4 pages, List 31.

PATTERSON, George W., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 2 pages, List 27.

PATTERSON, J.A., Port MacDonnell, applied for police force in 1911.  2 pages, List 47.

PATTERSON, Dr. James, Robe St., St. Kilda, 1860, for employment for 21 year old son George, 2 pages, List 25.

PATTISON, J.H. Jnr., Craiglee, Warburton, applied to join police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 50.

PAUL, James S., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

PAUL, James Stivens, Geelong, 1856 application for census collector.

PAYNE, Ada, South Melbourne, 1917, for women police, had done store detective work overseas.  2 pages, List 42.

PAYNE, Charles B., superintendent, Collingwood Stockade, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; has served in Royal Navy for 15 years, gives background.  3 pages, List 2.

PAYNE, Charles B., St. Kilda, 1857, a J.P., for magistrate position, 2 pages, List 36.

PAYNE, Charles B., Collingwood Stockade 1857, position about to be abolished, seeks another, gives background, 5 pages, List 39.

PAYNTER, John B., Richmond, 1859, two letters seeking employment as Clerk of Petty Sessions, 6 pages, List 16.

PEARCE, Thomas.  Chief Warder, Richmond Stockade, 1854.  Asks another position as that one is being abolished.  7 pages, List 3.

PEARMAN, Marie, Windsor, wrote in 1913 re the police employing her husband as a Tracker.  3 pages, List 50.

PEARSE, George, Melbourne,1856, Legislative Council messenger, applies for position as housekeeper for Parliament House.

PEARSON, Henry M., Sale, 1858, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, List 35.

PEARSON, M.T., 1857, for Coroner at Castlemaine, an attorney, uncle Matthew a coroner in Yorkshire, 2 pages, List 39.

PEART, Mr.  John Pasco Fawkner recommends him, 1860, 2 pages, List 21.

PENDLETON, Henry L., Beechworth, 1854.  Appointed a supernumerary cadet in the police force, seeks a promotion.  4 pages, List 3.

PENNEFATHER, D., St. Kilda, 1856, late 40th Regt., for government appointment; two letters.  4 pages, List 2.

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

PENTLAND, William, Williamstown, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

PERCEVAL, John Spencer, Melbourne, 1860, for employment; is grandson of former British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval and was in British public service, 4 pages, List 24.

PERKIN, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship; arrived 1852, employed in solicitor’s offices here and in U.K.  3 pages, List 40.

PERMIEN/PERMMIR ? H., Williamstown, 1853, position as a surveyor, has worked in India, 2 pages, List 13

PETERS, H.C., Sandhurst, l860 for Clerk of County Court, 7-8 yrs in govt service, all on goldfields, 3 pages.

PETERS, Hodson C., Heathcote, 1855, seeks position elsewhere as his position in the County Court there has been abolished.  6 pages, List 3.

PETHERICK, Peter John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

PETTIFER, G., Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act.  2 pages, List 4.

PETTIT, John H.W., Tarraville, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 5 pages, List 7.

PHAIR, John, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 18.

PHELPS, R.V., Dunolly, 1861, is an attorney, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 32.

PHILLIPS, Charles, Dandenong, 1858, for coroner there, is a surgeon, 3 pages, List 5.

PHILLIPS, Charles, Dandenong, 1860, for coroner there, 1 page, List 20.

PHILLIPS, Charles H., 1858, currently a teacher at St. Paul’s school, brother James a wine merchant.  4 pages, List 14.

PHILLIPS, John, Ballarat, 1862, for Inspector of Mines, a mining surveyor, 3 pages, List 34.

PHILLIPS, Ph., Buninyong, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, attended University in Prussia, 3 pages, List 21.

PHILLIPS, R.H.W., c/- Mr GIBBS, Mayfair, Johannesburg, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1913; has served in two forces, English parents.  2 pages, List 49.

PHILLIPS, Reuben, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1912, formerly in force there.  3 pages, List 49.

PHILLIPS, Thomas, Fitzroy, 1861, formerly of Clonmore House Co Mayo Ireland, for employment for his three sons, gives background.  4 pages, List 31.

PHILP, Edward J.S., Collingwood, 1856, for employment as night watchman at Parliament House, two letters.

PHILP, James B., Melbourne, 1853, a draftsman, 1 page, List 15.

PHIPPS, William, Omeo, 1861. for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 33.

PHIPSON, J. Bond, Avoca, 1857, for another appointment, 2 pages, List 4.

PHIPSON, J. Bond, 1857, for re-employment, gives background, explanation as to his dismissal on file, 9 pages, List 36.

PHIPSON, John Bond, 1857, appointed to Avoca, but pay insufficient, begs for proper employment, 2 letters, 5 pages, List 39.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Collingwood, 1858, for work in Master in Equity’s office, 4 pages, List 4.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Collingwood, 1858, employed at Collingwood Observer, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1858, for employment, now editing a suburban newspaper, 5 pages, List 41.

PHIPSON, J. Bond., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, gives employment history in South Australia, 5 pages, List 20.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1860, for employment or assistance, is destitute, wife and children are starving, gives background, formerly wrote for Argus newspaper, 4 pages, List 25.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1861, has had temporary employment, now finishing, seeks more work, gives background, 2 letters, 8 pages, List 26.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1861, has temporary work which will soon cease, seeks permanent employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 31.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1861, will be gaoled for debt soon, appeals for help, 2 pages, List 33.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1862, has signed the pledge, seeks employment to ‘save me from this humiliating position’.  4 pages, List 29.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1862, newspaper article he wrote, and notice to quit premises letter in file, with ‘certain documents belong to JB Phipson’ on front, 3 pages, List 34.

PICK, J.R., Castlemaine, 1857, reference from locals re his being appointed Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 2 pages, List 4.

PICTON, H.G., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

PIERCE, John, North Melbourne, 1857, seeks an interview, is an applicant for the Immigration Commission. 2 pages.  List 2.

PIERCE, John, North Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36.

PIERCE, John, Maryborough, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 22.

PIERCE, Walter Charles, Dunolly, 1860, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 23.

PIERCE, Walter Charles, South Melbourne, 1856, for Coroner, references on file, 8 pages, List 40.

PIGGOTT, Louis J., Melbourne, 1854, for his brother H.C. in post office.  3 pages.

PIGGOTT, Louis John, Melbourne, 1854, seeks a promotion for his brother in the post office.  4 pages.

PIKE, F.A., D. Company, 2nd Gloucester Regiment, Malta, applied to join police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 49.

PILLOW, Hampton, Collingwood, 1860, for Bailiff at County Court, two references on file.

PITT, Richard A., Mountain Creek, 1861, for employment as census collector, 3 pages, List 26.

PITTMAN, Joseph, Brighton, 1854, from 1843-53 supplied stationery etc. to government, disappointed that he was not chosen to head new government section, gives background.  8 pages.

PITTMAN, Joseph, South Yarra, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

PITTMAN, Joseph, Brighton, 1854, formerly held contract to supply stationery and bookbinding, asks appointment, 4 pages, List 40.

PLAISTED, Thomas, Melbourne, 1860, seeks promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

POGSON, Milward, Castlemaine, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there.  3 pages, List 3.

POHLMAN, F.R., Beaufort, 1862, one of the oldest magistrates, appointed 1847, seeks Melbourne position, 3 pages, List 27.

POOLE, David J., Melbourne, 1856, for government employment; arrived 1852 with brother C.J., who is now in the Crown Lands Office, they bought out letters of introduction to La Trobe.  ‘I have since been home and returned and was lately employed in the Census office’.

POOLE, David J.  Melbourne, 1856, for Powder Magazine Keeper, was a Naval Cadet and Midshipman; renews application 1857.  6 pages.

POOLE, George Herbert, Melbourne 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, references on file, 7 pages, List 40.

POOLE, W.N.  Thomas WARNER of Swanston St., writes that he has been a clerk in his office, 2 pages, List 36.

POPE, David, Dandenong, 1862, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

PORRITT, Edmund G., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a compositor, 2 pages, List 4.

PORTER, Arthur Thomas, Collingwood, 1856, for clerk in Legislative Assembly office.  2 pages. List 2.

PORTER, G. Wallich, East Melbourne, 1862, in colony over twenty years, two letters re employment under Real Property Act, 4 pages, List 30.

POUNDS, James Baker, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service.

POWELL, Thomas P., Bridge Creek near Mansfield.  Arthur P. HUME, head teacher S.S. 3814 Munro, wrote several letters in his favour re joining the police force in preference to enlistment; his brother was at the front, needed on the farm.  11 pages, List 43.

POWER, George, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, is rate collector there, 3 pages, List 4.

POWNALL, Thomas T., Castlemaine, 1858, for Bailiff at Maldon, 2 pages, List 35.

PRATT, William G., Beechworth, 1857, asks for employment for un-named brother, 2 pages, List 38.

PRENTICE, William, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, married, 3 pages, List 7.

PRESHAW, W.F., Castlemaine, 1857, forwards letter from John ROGERS, for position as registrar of horses.  5 pages, List 2.

PRICE, Alfred, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, 2 pages, List 33.

PRICE, George Augustus, Melbourne, for clerkship, 2 letters, one damaged, 8 pages, List 36.

PRICE, George Augustus, Melbourne, 1857m, for Bailiff, 1 page, List 39.

PRICE, John, Collingwood, 1859, for position for himself and wife as messenger and office keeper at Master in Equity department.  2 pages, List 11.

PRIDHAM, Charles, Maldon, 1854, for P.M. at Avoca, member of the English Bar.  2 pages.

PRIDHAM, Charles, Melbourne, 1858, for position in Gippsland, 1 page, List 41.

PRIDHAM, Robert, Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 4.

PRITCHARD, William B., Ballarat, 1858, for court keeper and crier there, references on file, 6 pages, List 5.

PRITCHARD, William Breedham, Ballarat, 1859, for Court Keeper at Ararat, reference on file, 5 pages, List 11.

PROBST, D.M., Melbourne, 1856, formerly worked in Gold Fields office, seeks re-appointment, 2 pages, List 4.

PROBST, D.M.R., Collingwood, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, 4 pages, List 8.

PROBST, D.R., 1860, for employment, 6 pages, List 21.

PROBERT, Thomas Henry, Melbourne, 1854.  Applies for position as Clerk of Petty Sessions at Wedderburn; he is on the roll of Attornies in England.  6 pages, List 3.

PROPHET, D., Collingwood, 1857, business card on file, formerly solicitor Inverness Scotland, married, two children, 45 years etc., 6 pages, List 4.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1857, complains his reference not returned, 2 pages, List 38.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1857, formerly a solicitor in Scotland, experienced account, gives background, 3 pages, List 39.

PROPHET, D.  Town Clerk, St. Kilda, 1858, for government employment, 4 pages, List 41.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1859, solicitor from Scotland, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 18.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 21.

PROPHET, D., South Yarra, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 33.

PROPHET, D., Brighton, 1862, recently appointed town clerk there, but prefers government employment, 2 pages, List 30.

PROUDLOVE, John, Gunner, 98th Battery, R.F.A., Nasirabad, India; applied to join police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 50.

PRYCE, Robert Septimus, Westbury, Tasmania, 1857; formerly chief clerk in convict department at Launceston, encloses references, seeks government employment.  10 pages, List 3.

PURCELL, Charles P., Melbourne, 1862, solicitor, for employment under Real Property Act, 3 pages, List 30.

PURCELL, Philip, Geelong, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 28

PURCELL, Phillip, South Brighton, 1862, for labouring/gardening work, 3 pages, List 34.

PURVES, Andrew William, Constable, Palmerston, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 49.

PYE, William Robinson, South Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 9.

QUAIN, Frederick, Melbourne, 1859, has had 6-7 years in colony, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 6.

QUIN, John P., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, an attorney, references on file, 12 pages, List 7.

QUIN, John P., North Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship in attorney general’s department, copies of references on file, 5 pages; further application, is an attorney from Co. Kilkenny, 2 pages, List 4.

QUIN, John P., Brunswick, 1859, is an attorney, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

QUIN, John P., Brunswick, 1860, renews application for employment, 3 pages, List 20.

QUINAN, Richard,  Geelong, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Colac, 2 pages, List 36.

QUINAN, Richard, Steiglitz, 1858, for clerkship in County Court at Geelong, 2 pages, List 5.

QUINAN, Richard, 1860, recommended by Geelong police magistrate, 3 pages, List 24.

QUINN, James, Melbourne, 1854, late Clerk of Works Portland, seeks another appointment. 3 pages.

QUIRK, John C., no address, 1859, for police force, 2 pages, List 8.

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RAAMSDONK, T.N., 26 years, applied for Victoria police in 1914; has been living in the Straits Settlement, has degree from Amsterdam University, gives background.  2 pages, List 43.

RADCLIFFE, Henry H., Inglewood, 1860, for coroner there; formerly Hon. Surgeon at Liverpool Dispensaries etc.,4 pages of printed testimonials on file.  6 pages.

RADCLIFFE, H.H., Back Creek, 1860, for coroner; gives background, printed testimonials on file, 6 pages, List 19.

RADFORD, Caleb, Casterton, 1858, for position as coroner there, 2 pages, List 5.

RADFORD, Caleb, Casterton, 1858, for coroner there, memorial from residents, 12 pages, List 5.

RANKIN, Dr.  Robert Gillespie of Buninyong nominates him as Coroner in 1862, 4 pages, List 27.

RANKIN, A.T., R.I.C. Depot, Dublin Ireland, applied for the police force in 1912; he was 30 years, unmarried.  3 pages, List 49.

RAPKINS, William, late of Australian Navy, recommended for police force by R.F. TOUTCHER in 1917.  3 pages, List 43.

RAVEN, Charles H., St. Arnaud, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

REA, Thomas, Duneed, 1857, dismissed from position as postmaster and registrar of births and deaths, seeks reinstatement.  7 pages, List 2.

READ, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, is in government service, 3 pages, List 7.

REED, Frederick Daniel, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, father was an excise officer, uncle in police force in England, 4 pages, List 39.

REFORD, Frederick A., Melbourne, 1854, was in 7th Regiment, briefly in police force, seeks another appointment.  5 pages.

REGENT, Clarence, George Town V.D.L.,1856, for appointment as superintendent of light house on King Island.

REID, James, South Yarra, 1858, formerly in Audit department, resigned due to ill health; seeks another appointment, 4 pages, List 15.

REID, James.  William Hull writes on his behalf from Richmond in 1858 recently arrived from London, 2 pages, List 40.

REID, William F.  Nth Melbourne, 1857.  Has just discharged the duties of Sub-Enumerator to the Census Commission, seeks further employment.  3 pages.

REID, William Fergusson, North Melbourne, 1857, formerly chairman of the City Surveyor’s Office, but that position has been abolished, now seeks government employment.  2 pages, List 2.

REUSS, Ferdinand H., Melbourne, 1853, surveyor/engineer, copies of testimonials on file, 4 pages, List 13

RICHARDS, George, Carisbrook, 1860, is bailiff there, but low fees mean his salary is insufficient, 4 pages, List 21.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Sandridge, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in census department, several letters, 12 pages, List 24.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Sandridge, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in public service, 3 pages, List 25.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Sandridge, 1861, two letters re re-employment, was on census staff, 7 pages, List 33.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, was on census staff, 4 pages, List 33.

RICHARDSON, Andrew, Geelong, 1852; W. Westgarth writs on his behalf, is from Edinburgh, 2 pages, List 13

RICHARDSON, George, Brunswick, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

RICHARDSON, George, Brunswick, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

RICHES, John, Chief Officer, Brig Pacifies, 1854, seeks appointment as a pilot.  5 pages,  List 3.

RICHEY & MARSHALL, newsagents, Chinamans, Maryborough, 1857.  Offer themselves as census enumerators.  2 pages, List 2.

RICKARDS, P.O. [Prideaux Owen], Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 25.

RICKARDS, Samuel, Melbourne, 1854, has been unemployed for 12 months, has lost 2 children; his grandfather was John Gisborne, known to Mr. Childers.  2 pages.

RICKETTS, W. Vincent, Barrabool Hills, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

RIGBY, G. Owen, Northcote, 1857, for Coroner at Gisborne, 2 pages, List 39.

RING, Richard, late Captain 60th Regiment, 1856, wishes to obtain employment for Robert BERRY, ‘late clerk of Messrs Adamson Finley & Co.,’ who have failed.  Ring lists his own relatives and their military connections.

RING, Richard, Collingwood, 1856, formerly in army, 2 pages, List 40.

RING, Richard Babington, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government employ, 3 pages, List 7.

RING, Richard Babington, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 24.

RING, Richard York, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; late Captain 60th Regiment, 5 pages, List 4.

RING, Richard York, Melbourne, 1858, for employment ‘has seen better days’ copies of references on file, Irish, voted Freeman of the City of Dublin in 1822.  4 pages, List 40.

RIVERS, G., North Melbourne, 1857, formerly a chief steward, for employment as manager of refreshment rooms at Parliament House, 2 pages, List 4.

RIX, Thomas, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

ROACH, James, Melbourne, 1857, previously in government service in NSW, one of the oldest colonists, encloses copies of various references.  6 pages. List 2.

ROACH, John, Melbourne, 1857, for appointment in convict department, has previously been employed in government.  2 pages. List 2.

ROACH, John, Melbourne, 1858, one one of the oldest residents in the Colony, has served in public service in other colonies, 3 pages, List 40.

ROBERTS, A., Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, has been in Adelaide, 2 pages, List 14.

ROBERTS, C.F., Princes Park, Liverpool England; applied for police force in 1911, 27 years, in force there.  2 pages, List 48.

ROBERTS, Charles W. South Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act. Formerly employed as chief officer of Laelia surveying cutter.

ROBERTS, F., North Park, Cardiff, North Wales, applied for police force in 1908; 18 years, working for Tea Company there.  3 pages, List 47.

ROBERTS, Henry Hill, County Court Geelong, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, encloses references 5 pages.

ROBERTS, Henry Hill, Geelong, 1860, for promotion, 2 pages, List 24.

ROBERTS, Henry Hill, Geelong, 1860, for Portland position, reference on file, 3 pages, List 25.

ROBERTS, John S., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

ROBERTS, R.A. Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, testimonial enclosed.

ROBERTSON, Archibald M., Melbourne, 1856, application for employment, served in colonial treasury office, in 1849/50.

ROBERTSON, Charles Grant, St. Kilda, 1863, resigned from government service because of ill-health but now ‘completely renovated’ and seeks re-employment.  2 pages, List 35.

ROBERTSON, Francis, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

ROBERTSON, James, Melbourne, 1860, clerk in county court Geelong, recommendation from Judge WRIXON on file, 10 pages.

ROBERTSON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, 2 pages, List 23.

ROBERTSON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, served in NSW government, references on file, 6 pages, List 24.

ROBERTSON, James, St. Kilda, 1862, for promotion, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 27.

ROBERTSON, Norman Harold, gardener, recently married, applied for police force in 1912.  He was born in Eastwood South Australia.  Gives employment history.  4 pages, List 49.

ROBERTSON, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857; for appointment as Marine Inspector of Steam Vessels, has commanded Steamers in England and elsewhere for ten years.  2 pages, List 3.

ROBERTSON, William, Fairhaven, Mallacoota, applied to join police force in 1913; served in Renfrewshire police force, lists qualifications, is married with one child.  3 pages, List 49.

ROBINSON, Blakiston, Melbourne, 1859, for clerkship, 3 pages, List 11.

ROBINSON, James G., Cape Schank, for Collector of Customs there, 3 pages, List 14.

ROBINSON, Matthew, Bothwell Tasmania, 1862, recommends William E. DAVIDSON for employment, a relative in Victoria.

ROBINSON, Moses, North Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 3 pages, List 19.

ROBINSON, Robert, Castlemaine, 1856, for Coroner, is a surgeon, 2 pages, List 40.

ROBINSON, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act; ‘having been connected with Registration Societies for the last fifteen years’.

ROBINSON, William, Melbourne, 1857, for appointment in Chief Secretary’s Department, has been secretary to Societies in England.  2 pages, List 3.

ROCHE, Joseph N., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, has worked in England, 3 pages, List 13

ROCHFORT, Singleton, Melbourne, 1858, has been at the New Zealand Bar, 2 pages, List 37.

ROCHFORT, Singleton, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 25

ROGERS, John, Castlemaine, 1857, was a practising Proctor in Ireland, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

ROGERS, J.W., Melbourne, 1857, called to the Bar 1846, gives background, for Judge of Court of Mines, 5 pages, List 38.

ROGERS, Percy, Ngatunnia[?] New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1911.  2 pages, List 48.

ROLPH, Robert Henry, Sydney, applied for police force in 1908, 28 years, has been in NSW force.  2 pages, List 45.

RONALDSON, Daniel, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 2 pages, List 4.

RONAYNE, David, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, 4 pages.  List 2.

ROSE, Frederick G., Amherst, 1861, for Coroner, 4 pages, List 26.

ROSS, Andrew, Kangaroo Ground, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is deputy registrar, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

ROSS, David Hume, Melbourne, 1857, is the last male descendant of historian David Hume, gives family and employment history.  6 pages, List 3.

ROSS, David Hume, Melbourne, 1858, for any government position, old naval officer, gives genealogy.  3 pages, List 5.

ROSS, David Hume, Head Master, St. Patrick’s school, reference on file, for employment, 3 pages.  Further letter, 2 pages, List 34

ROSS, David Hume, Melbourne, 1858, gives personal and employment background, disowned by family upon conversion to Catholicism etc., 5 pages, List 35.

ROSS, David Hume, Chilwell, Geelong, 1857, for employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 36

ROWAN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of court of Mines at Ballarat, 2 pages, List 34

ROWAN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 37.

ROWAN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, has held similar positions, 3 pages, List 6.

ROWELL, Richard, Melbourne, 1858, principal clerk to Mr. Piggott of the Equity Bar, London for over 20 years, details activities, 2 pages, List 41.

RUCK, Henry, Sandridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly in government employ, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

RUDD, A.H., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

RUDD, A.H., St. Kilda, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine at Castlemaine, has a wife and large family, letter in support from Geelong employer.  4 pages, List 2.

RUDD, A.H., St. Kilda, 1857, for Keeper of the Powder Magazine at Castlemaine.  4 pages,  List 2.

RUDD, A.H., St. Kilda, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Dunolly, 1 page, List 39.

RUDD, A.H.  Melbourne, 1858, reference from someone with illegible signature, 1 page, List 40.

RUNIGER, T. Wilkinson, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, lists work experience, 24pages, List 13.

RUSCHIN, Les, Kew, returned soldier, applied for detective position in police force in 1917.  5 pages, List 42.

RUSHWORTH, Henry, 1858, a clerk in the penal department; reductions mean he will be dismissed, seeks another appointment, 3 pages, List 5.

RUSHWORTH, Henry, Melbourne, 1862, in service, seeks higher position, reference on file, 10 pages, List 26.

RUSSELL, Charles J.W., Bendigo, 1853; arrived as engineer to a gold mining company, has 22 years experience as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

RUTHERFORD, Frederick, Melbourne, 1862, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 26.

RUTTER, G., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, is a solicitor, 2 pages, List 25.

RUTTER, G.O., Melbourne, solicitor, l860, for Clerk of County Court, gives qualifications, 3 pages.

RUTTER, George O., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 39.

RYAN, Alfred, New police barracks, Adelaide, wrote in 1918; had been head tracker there for over five years but had resigned over poor wages; sought similar position in Victorian force.  6 pages, List 42.

RYAN, John S., North Melbourne, 1857, married, for government employment.  Two letters, 6 pages, List 3.

RYAN, P., Lake Bank, Koroit, applied for police force in 1915.  29 years.  2 pages, List 44.

RYAN, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House; is a discharged musician from 1st Batt. Of 60th Rifles, was at Woolwich in 1840.  3 pages.

RYAN, Thomas John, Kilmore, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

RYCE, James, Ballarat, 1857, for census collector there.  2 pages, List 2.

RYLAND, D.B., Chewton, 1861, is Town Clerk there, seeks government employment, 2 pages, List 30.

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ST. CLAIR, George, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly Chief Constable at Benalla, 2 pages, List 7.

SABINE, J., Tarrangower Diggings, 1854.  An M.D., he applies for position as Corner there.  5 pages, List 3.

SADLER, Richard, Buninyong, 1857, for government employment, is known to the O’Shannassy family.  3 pages, List 2.

SAENGER, Louis, Smythesdale, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 12.

SAENGER, Louis, MD, Smythesdale, 1859, renews application for Coroner, 2 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 22.

SALOMO, John, Maryborough, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 2 pages, List 32.

SALTER, Charles, Geelong, 1857, for appointment for his 18 year old son.  2 pages, List 2.

SAMUEL, S.J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; gives background, 3 pages, List 4.

SANDERSON, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 3 pages, List 4.

SANDFORD, Edward, Melbourne, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

SARGENT, John Thomas, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

SARGENT, P.S., Melbourne, 1859, for bailiff’s position at Benalla, 3 pages, List 16.

SARGOOD, F.J., Melbourne, 1856, letter in support of William BALLINGALL, ‘he has been unsuccessful in agricultural pursuits’, seeking position as messenger.  6 pages, List 2.

SAUNDERS, Francis Alexander, Hamilton, 1859, for Bailiff there, references on file, gives background, 9 pages, List 18.

SAVAGE, Robert, Melbourne, for employment, reference from Charles Wedge who has known him for more than 15 years, 3 pages, List 37.

SAVAGE, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for re-employment in service, 2 pages, List 39.

SCARLETT, John, Stanley, 1860, for employment as promoter of colony in U.K., 3 pages, pages, List 24.

SCHMIDT, R.W., Dunolly, 1856, for vaccinator and deputy registrar of births.  3 pages, List 2.

SCHMIDT, Richard William, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Coroner, petition in support from locals, 7 pages, List 17.

SCHOFIELD, Andrew, Queenscliff, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

SCHOFIELD, Andrew, Melbourne, 1862, a solicitor in practice since 1854, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 27.

SCOTCHMER, William Miller, Collingwood, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act.

SCOTT, James Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in British army, fought in Crimea War.  3 pages, List 23

SCOTT, Richard, Melbourne, 1856.  For employment under new Electoral Act.  Had a reference from the Governor of Adelaide.

SCOTT, Robert, formerly of P.O. Ballarat, 1856; applies for employment as Keeper of the Powder Magazine there.

SCONCE, Clement, Melbourne 1857, for Coroner, held government position but was retrenched, 2 pages, List 40.

SCRIVEN, H., Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, USA, applied to join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 49.

SCRIVENER, Francis E., Melbourne, 1856; seeks government situation.  3 pages, List 2.

SCRIVENOR, Frances E., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, has been in a legal office, 4 pages, List 36.

SCRIVENOR, Francis Edward, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 34.

SCRIVENOR, Francis E., Collingwood, 1859; for clerical position, 3 pages, List 6.

SCRIVENOR, Francis E., Melbourne, 1858, gives detail of previous employment, 4 pages, List 41.

SEARLE, Henry, Nth Melbourne, 1860, for position in Insolvent Court, formerly in service of Judge Redmond Barry, 2 pages.

SEARLE, Henry, North Melbourne, 1862, for messenger’s position, old servant of Sir R. Barry, 2 pages, List 27.

SEDDON, Arthur, Melbourne, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

SELBY, James, Hepburn, 1859, for Coroner, petition from residents in support, copy of newspaper item, printed testimonials on file, 17 pages, List 10.

SELBY, James, Hepburn, 1860, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 23

SELL, John, Windsor, 1859, for position in courts, 3 pages, List 6.

SELLARS, James, South Melbourne, 1913, for detective force; 35 years.  3 pages, List 50.

SELWOOD, Alfred, Melbourne, 1851, for Messenger at the Flagstaff, held position for nearly 7 yrs, until position not required.  Has heard a vacancy is likely to occur.  ‘This man’s unfortunate appearance is enough to incapacitate him for the employment’.

SEWELL, William, Ballarat, 1857, seeks promotion, is in Sub Treasury.  3 pages, List 3.

SEXTON, John R., Oddla-wira, South Australia, applied to join police force in 1912; 29 years.  4 pages, List 49.

SHARP, Joseph, Cardigan St., 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

SHARPE, George S., Buchan, 1858.  For Clerk of the Bench, is a long time resident in area, reference on file, 4 pages, List 35.

SHARPE, George S., Lucknow, 1860.  For Clerk of Petty Sessions at Mitchell River; five page memorial from local residents re establishing a court there is also on file.  8 pages, List 22.

SHARPE, V., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, gives employment history, 11 pages, List 4.

SHAW, Henry, Sandhurst, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 20.

SHAW, L. Joseph, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a surveyor and civil engineer, reference from brother on file, 3 pages, List 7.

SHAW, W., Eden, Two Fold Bay, 1860, for appointment as Commissioner for taking Affidavits, is starting a newspaper there.  2 pages, List 22.

SHEAHAN, Edward, Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

SHEE, E.O,.  Prothonotary’s Office, 1860, applies for any position in County Court, gives current salary.  3 pages.

SHEE, E.O., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 27.

SHEE, E.O., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, reference on file, 7 pages, List 29.

SHEE, Edward O., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

SHEE, Edward O., Melbourne, for promotion, reference on file, 8 pages, List 29.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1858, for a permanent position in Master in Equity’s office, 4 pages, List 4.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1860; seeks promotion, List 19.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

SHEE, Edward O., Melbourne 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions Emerald Hill, 4 pages, List 33.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions Brighton, 4 pages, List 26.

SHEPHERD, Edwin Perkins, 1857.  For employment, numerous references and a petition in support on file, 21 pages, List 36

SHEPPARD, George P., Melbourne, 1853, is a pension of the H.E.I.C., gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

SHEPPERD, Richard William, Castlemaine, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

SHERIDAN, Robert.  Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for Inspector under the Scab Act, 3 pages, List 40.

SHERLOCK, – Mrs.  1856.  Letter in support of her application for housekeeper at Parliament House from William H. Buckley.  2 pages, List 2.

SHERWIN, George, Plenty, 1856, for Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 40.

SHERLOCK, Charles E., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 3 pages, List 4.

SHERRIN, Daniel, Geelong, 1857, has had legal experience, 2 letters, 4 pages, List 39.

SHIMMIN, Phillip, 1858.  Formerly in Sheriff’s office at Castlemaine, forced to resign when became insolvent, seeks another position.  5 pages, List 5.

SHOVELBOTTOM, George, 1858, recommended for Curator of Intestate Estates, 2 pages, List 41.

SIEVWRIGHT, Marcus, Melbourne, 1857, for Crown Solicitor, 6 pages, List 39.

SIEVWRIGHT, Marcus, Melbourne, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 3 pages, List 30.

SILVERMAN, James, Melbourne, 1857, MD, born Russia, gives background, wife has left him, he is destitute, seeks appointment, 4 pages, List 4.

SILVESTER, H.W., Melbourne, 1857; for government employment, encloses references from England.  4 pages, List 3.

SILVESTER, John, Melbourne, 1856, Sunday School teacher, known to Dean of Melbourne, “lost dear wife last August”, out of work, badly off, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

SILVESTER, J., Sydney, 1912, single, 29 years, applied for police force.  3 pages, List 48.

SIMMONDS, John, Brighton, 1857; is Deputy Registrar of Births and Deaths there, seeks appointment as Registrar of Electoral Roll.  2 pages, List 3.

SIMPSON, C., recently arrived from Sydney, formerly in Cape Town police and Garrison Military Police in Sydney; sought employment in Victorian force in 1918.  2 pages, List 42.

SIMPSON, John, Melbourne, 1857, for clerkship, was in ‘a lawyer’s office in the Old Country’, in colony 9 months, 2 pages, List 36.

SINCLAIR, Peter, Collingwood, 1858, has a wife and family to support, brother John a contractor in Melbourne, 2 pages, List 40.

SINGLETON, E., Queenscliff, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

SINGLETON, Edward, Queenscliff, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 14 pages, List 23

SINGLETON, Richard, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, acquainted with Sir Wm Stawell and Hugh Glass, 4 pages, List 26.

SINGLETON, T.A., Kilmore, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; father is Rev William, 3 pages, List 4.

SING SONG, Charles, Daylesford, 1861, Chinese, for interpreter position, has served previously.  3 pages, List 32.

SKEELES/SHEELES, Richard Henry, 1855.  Rev James Darling, Nth Melbourne, recommends him ‘a youth of respectable parents’, 2 pages, List 40.

SKELLETT, William Pickering, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 2 pages, List 19.

SLATTERY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, held similar position interstate, 5 pages, List 7.

SLOAN, Robert E., Melbourne, 1856, civil engineer and architect, Irish, references on file, 3 pages, List 40.

SMALL, J.W., Melbourne, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s Office, List 31.

SMALPAGE, Mordaunt, Carlsruhe, 1856, applies to become second in command of the Water Police, 1 page, List 40.

SMITH, Charles, Prahran, 1859, for position as Clerk of Petty Sessions, is editor of local paper, 5 pages, List 16.

SMITH, Edmund, Warrnambool, 1862, for employment for his two sons Spencer and Sydney, reference from clergyman on file, 5 pages, List 34.

SMITH, Edward Herbert, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

SMITH, Henry J., Mt. Ararat, 1858, for clerk of the Court of Mines ‘was for some time connected with the law in England (although not a practitioner) ‘ can produce reference from Kidderminster M.P.  2 pages, List 41.

SMITH, John, Melbourne, 1857, for accountant in office of chief commissioner of police; gives employment history, now in Post Office.  3 pages, List 2.

SMITH, John, Police Station, Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, wrote in 1912 re his 24 year old brother who is in the force in Glasgow but wants to better himself.  He was born at Stornaway, Scotland.  2 pages, List 49.

SMITH, John Taylor, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

SMITH, Joseph, Collingwood, 1853, for Inspector of Roads, late of Kendal England, 2 pages, List 15.

SMITH, Malcolm H., superintendent of Hulk Sacramento, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; gives background.  4 pages, List 2.

SMITH, Richard, Melbourne, 1862, seeks re-employment in service, 2 pages, List 28.

SMITH, Richard J., Noarth Melbourne, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

SMITH, Ronald O.E., Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

SMITH, Thomas M., Snake Valley, 1861, formerly in police force, previously applied for Bailiff, has had no response.  2 pages, List 32.

SMITH, Thomas R., Shepparton, applied for position as valuator in 1891, references on file, 6 pages, List 42.

SMITH, William H., Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

SMYTH, George, Castlemaine, 1857, arrived from NSW in 1852, attorney, for employment, 5 pages, List 38.

SNAPE, T.W., 1856, refers to “accompanying memorial subscribed by some kindly friends in the Prothonotary’s Office (not on file).  Is in a ‘precarious position’, 1 page, List 40.

SNELL, John, Albury NSW, 1856, for appointment in public service, was schoolmaster on board Pekin which arrived 1853 Hobson’s Bay; copies of English testimonials on file.

SOADY, J.K., Castlemaine, 1859, for clerkship, 6 pages, some damaged, List 8.

SOLOMANO, F.J., Caralulup, applied to join police force in 1916.  2 pages, List 43.

SORELL, N., Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as assistant clerk in Parliament House, has been in Surveyor General’s office for over three years, and previously in Tasmania.

SOUTH, Frank Chas., Melbourne, 1857, for clerk, 2 pages, List 39.

SOUTHEE, Richard, Maryborough, 1860, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 23.

SOUTHEE, Richard, Maryborough, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 30.

SPICER, Frederick, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

SPRING, F.  Wiliamstown,1856.  Formerly worked for Baring Bros in London, afterwards Post master at Hong Kong, gives employment background, has been in colony 3 yrs.  3 pages.

SQUIRE, William, Lieut. R.N., Collingwood, 1854, was in charge of quarantine ship Lysander, seeks to be retained as Superintendent of her as a Penal Hulk, or another appointment.  Series of letters. 37 pages.

STACEY, F.W., Castlemaine, 1857, formerly in H.M.’s service, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 3 pages, List 4.

STARKIE, John, Aitken’s Gap, 1856, has been dismissed from his situation as superintendent of the Shelter Sheds there, complains of committee’s actions; details of case on file.  11 pages, List 2.

STARLING, D.P., Pentridge, 1857; for Registrar of Electoral Roll there.  2 pages, List 3.

STEELE, John, Windsor, 1856, for appointment as pound inspector.

STEELE, John, Kangaroo Flat, formerly St. Kilda, 1859, for assistant police magistrate, 2 pages, List 22.

STEIGENBERGER, Frederick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

STEPHEN,  Elmslie, Customs House, 1856, for assistant clerk in Legislative Council or Assembly; formerly in govt service in NZ, then with cousin Sir Alfred Stephen; father Sir Geo Stephen writes letter of support, giving his background.  7 pages, List 2.

STEPHEN, Sir George, 1858, for position as Judge in Insolvency Court, 3 pages, List 5.

STEPHEN, Harold W.H., Kew, 1860, for employment is son of George M. Stephen, 2 pages, List 19.

STEPHEN, James, clerk County Court Geelong, 1860,  J. Carre Riddell urges his appointment as Clerk of County Court.  Stephen writes that he has been 14 years in government service, replies to criticism by Audit committee.  10 pages.

STEPHEN, Samuel, Amherst, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 12.

STEPHENS, Frederick, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is valuator for city council, 2 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, James, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; has been in the land business for some years, 4 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, Stephen, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

STEVENS, John, Gympie Qld., wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 33 years, was in Hastings England police force.  3 pages, List 47.

STEVENS, T., Iver Bucks, England, 22 years, applied to join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 48.

STEWART, Andrew, Bush Inn, 1860, for position as messenger, 3 pages, List 23.

STEWART, James, Howick, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1908, applying for police force.  He served in the Edinburgh police 1896-99, then in South African force, then went farming, but cattle died and he needs employment.  3 pages, List 45.

STEWART, James Cooper, Collingwood, for employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 21.

STEWART, John T., North Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor, has been employed in Glasgow, copies of references on file, 4 pages, List 15.

STIFFE, James, Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship; has been ‘for a long period closely engaged in literary pursuits’.  2 pages, List 14.

STIRLING, James, Melbourne, 1853, an engineer on the railways in Edinburgh and water works in Scotland, 2 pages, List 15.

STOBIE, David G., Audit Office Melbourne, 1857, for Magistrate, father was Town Clerk of Haddington, gives background, 4 pages, List 36

STOBIE, David Grieve, Melbourne, 1858, retrenched from Audit Office, gives detail of employment and family.  9 pages, List 41.

STODART, Matthew, Melbourne, 1853, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 15.

STODART, Matthew, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

STODART, Matthew, Richmond, 1857, formerly in H.M. Customs, for Keeper of Powder Magazine at Castlemaine, two letters, 4 pages, List 4.

STONE, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 35.

STONE, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for employment, was private tutor to Sir John Pakington’s family, List 37.

STOREY, Thomas H., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

STORY, William, Sandhurst, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 28.

STRAHAN, A. Corporal No. 4627, M.P. & A.M.P. applies for reinstatement in police force in 1917; refused.  2 pages, List 43.

STRANGE, Thomas Clarence, applied to rejoin police force in 1916; he resigned in 1912.  Has been in the AIF and served overseas.  Found to have had a child by a Miss JACOBS and to be living with her under the name of WILLIAMS while married to someone else.  File covers 1912-1916.  29 pages, List 43.

STRONG, W.E., Horsham, 1859, for Coroner, formerly in Tasmania, 2 pages, List 22.

STUBLEY, John W., Collingwood, 1854.  Entered Royal Navy in 1840, served as signalman of a Flagship, seeks similar position.  3 pages, List 3.

STUTTAFORD, A., Melbourne, 1861, two letters, for employment, 4 pages, List 32.

SUGRUE, Edward, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 28

SULLIVAN, Eugene H., Hepburn, 1858, formerly in government service, seeks readmission, 4 pages, List 41.

SULLIVAN, Eugene H., Daylesford, 1859, MBBS, for re-employment, 4 pages, List 6.

SULLIVAN, Eugene H., Malmsbury, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 24.

SULLIVAN, James, [no address] 1856, for employment as messenger or door keeper at Parliament House.

SWAIN, Duncan, Melbourne, 1852, draftsman, educated for the army, 2 pages, List 13.

SWAN, James B., Leith, Scotland, applied for police force in 1911; 26 years, 7 years in Royal Scots Grays.  2 pages, List 48.

SWAYN, John Smyth, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, is destitute, 3 pages, List 11.

SWEENEY, P., Dunedin New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1911; has served in Glasgow, South African and N.Z. police.  2 pages, List 47.

SWEETMAN, M.J., Collingwood, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 9.

SWINBURNE, Edward Carden, Melbourne, 1854, has been more than 12 yrs in the Colony; lost testimonials on the way out, is a relative of Mr. Cashel.  3 pages.

SWINDELLS, Herbert, Geelong, 1857, for clerk or bailiff, a pioneer of the goldfields, 2 pages, List 36.

SYKES, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

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TALBOT, Charles Hart, 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court, names people who can recommend him. 3 pages.

TALBOT, Charles Harte, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 23.

TALBOT, Charles Harte, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 3 pages.  Another letter, giving some background, 4 pages, List 31.

TALLANT, James, Fitzroy, for employment in police force, is already employed on special duties.  2 pages, List 43.

TALLIS, George, Portland, 1857, for Coroner, is a medical man, 2 pages, List 39.

TATE, John, Maldon, 1861, reporter on Tarnagulla Times, for employment, 2 pages, List 33.

TAYLER, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857, formerly a stockholder, been in the colony for seventeen years, 2 letters, 5 pages, List 4.

TAYLER, Lloyd, no address, 1853; recently arrived, a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

TAYLOR, Frederick, Ballarat, 1857; for government employment, formerly in police force.  5 pages, List 3.

TAYLOR, Henry, Melbourne, 1854, for position as Inspector of Stock, 2 pages.

TAYLOR, Henry Robinson, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; testimonial from locals, 2 pages, List 4.

TAYLOR, J. Herbert, Brighton, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

TAYLOR, Richard, Brighton, 1860, brother of Rev. Taylor, Episcopalian minister there, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 5 pages, List 23.

TAYLOR, Thomas C., Adelaide, applied to join police force in 1912, recently arrived from Scotland, had served in South African War.  3 pages, List 49.

TAYLOR, Thomas, C., Melbourne, begs for any employment in police force; has been employed in Courts in Edinburgh.  3 pages, List 50.

TEBBUT, James, Windsor, 1859, is an ‘misfortunate tradesman’, 2 pages, List 6.

TEBBUT, James, Prahran, 1859, is unemployed, 3 pages, List 9.

TELO, Alfred, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 12.

TENER, Robert William, Melbourne, 1853, was a surveyor/engineer in Northern Ireland, gives background, 4 pages, List 15.  Second letter is from Geelong.

TERRY, Frederick, Melbourne, 1857 (?), for Sub Librarian to the Public Library, 2 pages, List 40.

THOMAS, John, Melbourne, mineral and land surveyor, has been employed in Wales for last 12 years, copies of testimonials from Newport and Merthyr Tydvil on file, 7 pages, List 13.

THOMAS, Richard E., Melbourne, applied for police force in 1908, aged 30 years; had 6 years in the Transvaal force. 3 pages, List 46.

THOMAS, Stephen, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as interpreter of Eastern languages at the Supreme Court, can translate Armenian, Persian, Indian and Malay, can speak Turkish and Arabic; later renews application.

THOMAS, William R., Richmond, 1862, clerk with legal experience, for employment, legal refrences on file, 5 pages, List 28

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1857, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 38.

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1857, for Judge in County Court, 3 pages, List 39.

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1859, gives background, for a Stipendiary Magistrate, 5 pages, List 17.

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1860, gives reference to Wm Bridge Collyer, 3 pages, List 25.

THOMSON, A.C., Melbourne, 1856, for librarianship at Melbourne University, encloses testimonial.

THOMSON, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; memorial from local residents and Irish references, 11 pages, List 4.

THWAITES, W.W., Taradale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

THWAITES, Walter William, Taradale, 1856, in colonies since 1837, lists previous employment, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 40.

TILT, Henry Ridge, Ballarat, 1857, for clerk to the bench at Buninyong; has been a law reporter both in England and Victoria.  3 pages, List 2.

TILT, Henry Ridge, Buninyong, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, reference on file, 2 pages, another letter, 4 pages, List 36

TILT, H.R., Collingwood, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 5 pages, List 11.

TILT, H.R., Inglewood, 1860, for employment, 3 pages; was a law reporter, reference on file, 2 pages, List 23

TIMBRELL, Andrew, Geelong, 1856, for employment as shorthand writer for Parliament Houses, has previously served in that position. Second letter on same subject.

TODD, Robert, Melbourne, 1857; served under Sir Charles Hotham in navy, gives background, 3 letters.  11 pages, List 3.

TOLHAUSEN, Ferdinand, Melbourne, 1861, for Court interpreter, 3 pages, List 31.

TOLHURST, William Henry, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

TOLMER, Alexander, Wellington, 1859, for employment, established the overland gold escort in 1852, 3 pages, List 10.

TOMKINS, J. Gregory, Melbourne, 1860.   For Bailiff at County Court, encloses testimonials from Dublin (not on file).

TOMKINS, John R., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, solicitor, gives background, 4 pages, List 33.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Melbourne, 1854; for appointment as Official Assignee at Geelong.  3 pages, List 3.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, St Kilda, 1858; for former position as chief clerk in Crown Law office, 5 pages, List 5.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, St Kilda, 1859; seeks permanent employment, 3 pages, List 6.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Melbourne, 1859, lists his dealings with government back to 1854, seeks re-employment, 18 pages, List 10.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Echuca, 1861, suspended and then discharged from position as Clerk of Petty Sessions there by Governor, seeks re-employment, 30 pages, List 31.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Melbourne, 1862, two letters re employment, 7 pages, List 30.

TOOLE, Thomas, Warrnambool, 1857, for Bailiff, 3 pages, List 39.

TORRENS, R.W.  No application, but a collection of printed testimonials of 1856 and copies of handwritten references.  He was the son of the late Major General Robert Torrens, C.B., and grandson of Colonel Marlay.  9 pages, List 36

TOWNSEND, W.H., Melbourne, 1862, for position as messenger, 3 pages, List 27.

TRACY, William de T., Sale, 1863, has been in government service for ten years, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 7 pages, List 35.

TRACY, William De Y.  Sale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 40.

TREMERRENE, E. de., Melbourne, 1854, for police force; son of an old officer and himself formerly in the French Cavalry. 4 pages.

TRENCH, Robert Le P., Ballarat, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, letter, 2 pages, reference 2 pages, List 38.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  2 pages, List 3.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, solicitor, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for solicitor to Railway Board, gave evidence to Select Committee, on Railways 1852/3, 6 pages plus 21 pages of printed evidence, List 37.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for solicitor to the railways, 3 pages, List 41.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1862, 12 years in colony, for employment under Real Property Act, 4 pages, List 30.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Solicitor to Railways, 6 pages, plus 23 pages of evidence as above.  List 40.

TUCKETT, Arthur Helton, Melbourne, for re-appointment as valuator, 1891.  9 pages, List 42.

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

TULLIDGE, William, Collingwood, 1857, for Collector of Electoral Roll, 2 pages, List 3.

TULLIDGE, William, testimonial in his favour by various politicians, 2 pages, List 3.

TULLOCH, J., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly worked on census, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

TULLOCH, J.T., Emerald Hill, 1880, statistician, for Inspector of Public Charities, 3 pages, List 41.

TURNER,  John, Melbourne, 1853, worked on the Ordnance Survey in England, 2 pages, List 13

TWYNAM, W., Kilmore, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 2 pages, List 27.

TWYNAM, W.E., Kilmore, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 30.

TYE, William, Melbourne, 1859, formerly chief bailiff at Auckland, seeks similar position,   2 pages, List 6.

TYERS, Charles J., Sale, 1857, for Police Magistrate at Portland, 3 pages, List 34.

TYTHERLEIGH, Robert, Sandhurst, 1859, is a solicitor, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

TYTHERLEIGH, Robert, Sandhurst, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 19.

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UNIACKE, J.R., Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference, 4 pages, List 38.

URQUHART, John, late Captain 59th Regiment, 1854.  Letters and petition re reinstatement in public service, previously dismissed.  18 pages, List 3.

VAIL, E.S., Melbourne, 1862, gives background, arrived 1852, 2 pages, List 26.

VALENTINE, John, Melbourne, 1856, applies for principal Resident Messenger at Parliament House, and for his wife as housekeeper.  Has been 3 yrs in the colony, has been resident messenger in Colonial Storekeeper Dept., and she has been housekeeper.

VANCE, John, Northcote.  Applied for police C.I.D. in 1918; has been a private detective, 47 years.  Copies of references on file show work history.  6 pages, List 43.

VARCOE, Richard, Ballarat, 1857, details previous employment from 1831, in Cornwall and elsewhere, has just arrived in colony, seeks position as registrar of horses.  10 pages, List 2.

VIDAT, Francis R., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

VIEUSSEUX, Lewis, Collingwood, 1852, for a draftsman/surveyor position, 2 pages, List 13

VINCENT, F.J., Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor, gives background, two letters, 2 pages, List 15.

VINES, Frederic, Toorak, 1859; gives background, for Police Magistrate at Sandridge, 4 pages, List 6.  Second letter, 3 pages, List 6.

VICTORY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, arrived 1855.  2 pages, List 40.

VON BLANDOWISKY, William, Melbourne, 1853, has a knowledge of geology, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 13

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WAINEWRIGHT, G., Collingwood, 1851, for government employment.  Over 5 yrs in H.M. Navy, over 2 in office as senior clerk.

WAINEWRIGHT, G.  Resigns his office as clerk in Chief Secretary’s Dept., 1856, ‘my affairs requiring my early departure for England’  Haines writes good reference.  3 pages.

WAITE, Joseph J., Queenscliffe, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

WALDEN, D., Melbourne, 1858, is court keeper and crier at County Court, seeks bailiff position, 2 pages, List 5.

WALDEN, J. William, clerk of courts, Beechworth, 1860, for Clerk of County Court; has been repeatedly recommended for promotion by snr officers, reference on file.  6 pages.

WALKER, Alexander, Government Stores, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

WALKER, T.  [no address] 1856, Acknowledges his appointment as assistant librarian at Parliament House.

WALKER, T., Melbourne, 1856, for government employment in Parliament House, formerly Inspector of Schools under Board of National Education, resigned due to ill health.  Is a graduate of an English University.

WALL, James Egan  White Hills/Epsom, 1857.  Applies to be public vaccinator there.  2 pages.

WALL, Sam. A., Yea, 1862, an attorney, wants Clerk of Petty Sessions position, 2 pages, List 34.

WALL, Thomas, South Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, father in Customs Department.  Thomas first employed in government in 1848.  2 pages, List 40.

WALLACE, D., Castlemaine, 1861, for employment as official assignee, 2 pages, List 26.

WALLIS, Thomas, South Yarra, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; business card on file, 3 pages, List 4.

WALPOLE, John Adam, accountant, Post Office, Geelong, renews his application for an appointment for his son Henry.  3 pages, List 2.

WALSH, John J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

WALSH, Martin, Melbourne 1858, in Audit Office but salary has been reduced, seeks another position, 2 pages, List 14.

WALSH, Martin, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, formerly in Audit Office, references on file, 10 pages, List 27.

WALSTAB, George, Melbourne, 1860, for Police Magistrate at Brighton, gives background, 2 pages, List 21.

WALTERS, James, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  3 pages, List 3.

WALTON, Edward, Geelong, seeks government employment, 3 pages, List 4.

WALTON, Edward, Geelong, 1857, for clerk, was a solicitor in England, 3 pages, List 39.

WALTON, Edward, Geelong, 1858, solicitor, admitted in U.K.  3 pages, List 41.

WALTON, John, Melbourne, 1853, worked in the north of England as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

WARDMAN, C.F., Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1908; he was an ex Petty Officer in the Royal Navy.  4 pages, List 45.

WARNER, H., Leicester England, applied to join police force in 1907.  He was 20 years, has had training in the Spectator Experimental Co.  1 page, List 44.

WARRY, Robert, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

WASHFOLD, Edward, Melbourne, 1856.  Asks transfer from his position at the public library to court keeper at Geelong, on account of his wife’s ill health.  Testimonial from Redmond Barry on file.  4 pages, List 2.

WAT A CHEE, Melbourne, 1861, formerly interpreter at Ararat, seeks re-appointment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 26.

WAT A CHEE, Melbourne, 1861, for re-appointment at Ballarat, 6 pages, List 22

WATKINSON, Edmund J., Melbourne, 1852, for a clerk’s position, 2 pages, List 13

WATKIS, J. Buddy, Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship, reference on file, 5 pages, List 40.

WATSON, James, storekeeper, Ballarat, 1857, for position as keeper of the powder magazine there; has been a gunner in the Royal Artillery for 15 years, some of  it at Gibraltar.  6 pages, List 2.

WATSON, James P., Philippine National Detective Agency, Manila, wrote for position in Victorian force in 1917.  He was born Edinburgh 1878, spent some time in the US Army and in Cuba, then in Manila police force; references on file.  8 pages, List 43.

WATSON, Thomas Brereton  Ballarat, 1856.  Assistant clerk of the Bench, there, seeks appointment as official assignee, petition in support on file.  5 pages.

WATSON, W., Hull, England, applied to join police force in 1913. 2 pages, List 50.

WATT, John, Melbourne, 1855, services in Post Office dispensed with, seeks another position, formerly at Bendigo, 3 pages, List 40.

WAWN, Edward, Deptford Park, London, applied to join police force in 1912.  2 pages, List 49.

WEARE, James, Collingwood, 1856, applies for appointment as Reader in Legislative Council, second letter acknowledges being given position.

WEBB, Arthur, Geelong, 1856, for position as keeper of the Parliament Houses.

WEBB, Arthur, Parliament House, 1857; asks better appointment.  3 pages, List 3.

WEBB, Frederick Thomas, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

WEBB, J. Hemming, St. Kida, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference from brother George H.F., 4 pages, List 4.

WEBB, St. Lawrence, Geelong, 1859, 2 letters, is late Major 45th Regt., gives details of military and family history, 9 pages, List 9.

WEBB, St. Lawrence, Indented Head, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 10.

WEBSTER, Graham, Meredith, 1856, two letters soliciting re-appointment in public service.

WEDGE, Charles, Melbourne, 1853, was in survey department in Tasmania, 3 pages, List 13

WEDGE, Charles, no address, 1853, was in Tasmanian survey department, 2 pages, List 15.

WEDGE, Charles, Beaudesert, Kew, 1858, for Magistrate, gives background, 4 pages, List 37.

WEIGALL, Theyre, Melbourne, 1857; writes from Attorney General’s Office, seeks other employment.  8 pages, List 3.

WEIGALL, Theyre, Melbourne, 1858, former position abolished, seeks another position in Crown Law Offices, 6 pages, List 5.

WEIGALL, Theyre, Treasury Dept., 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court 3 pages.

WEIR, John, Amherst, 1859, M.D., for position as coroner, 2 pages, List 6.

WEIR, William, Richmond, 1860, for Court Keeper, 1 page, List 21.

WEIR, William D., Melbourne, 1862, for position as messenger, two letters, 4 pages, List 27.

WEIR, William D., E. Melbourne, 1862, for messenger, copies of references on file, was Coroner’s constable, 5 pages, List 34.

WELCH, Benjamin, Ballarat, 1857; for Electoral Registrar.  His wife and son gave evidence against J.F. Bentley, is crippled after accident.  4 pages, List 3.

WELCH, William, Prahran, 1861, for employment as a clerk, 2 pages, List 26.

WELCH, William, Prahran, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s office, 2 pages, List 31.

WELCH, William, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 2 pages, List 27.

WELPLY, John, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, 5 pages, List 21.

WELSH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, formerly in Penal Department, 2 pages, List 24.

WELSH, William Studdert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; late pound keeper at Dandenong, references on file, 8 pages, List 4.

WESTLEY, J., Windsor, 1858, formerly clerk of the records for city of Melbourne, now destitute, with a wife and six children, seeks employment.  5 pages, List 4.

WESTLEY, J., St. Kilda, 1859, temporary clerk in government service, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 6.

WESTLEY, Josiah, Melbourne, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 33.

WETHERALL, George J., Williamstown, 1856, late storekeeper to the Civil Commissariat, applies for reappointment.

WETHERELL, Charles Sewell, Melbourne, 1856, 3 years in colony, relatives in India, 2 pages, List 40.

WHEATLAND, R.W., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is secretary of Mechanics Institute, 9 pages, List 4.

WHEATLEY, William P., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, testimonials on file, 9 pages, List 26.

WHELAN, J.W., Fitzroy, 1860, for re-employment, gives background to his dismissal, 2 pages, List 23

WHELAN, John, North Melbourne, 1862, for employment, has served five years in police force, 3 pages, List 30.

WHELAN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government service, two letters, 4 pages, List 7.

WHITBY, A.L., Chief Secretary’s office, 1856, seeks a gratuity as financial assistance.

WHITBY, A.S., Melbourne, 1856, for Chief Clerk’s position, 3 pages, List 40.

WHITCOMBE, William P., Horsham, 1857, for Coroner, 3 pages, damaged, List 36.

WHITE, H., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

WHITE, John, Fitzroy, 1862, arrived in colony 1855, attended Glasgow University, for a clerkship, 6 pages, List 30.

WHITE, John Surtees, 1852, came to Victoria for the gold, unsuccessful, left wife in Hobart, working as turnkey in gaol, but has a legal degree, seeks more suitable employment.  2 pages, List 41.

WHITE, John Thomas, Williamstown, applied for water police in 1864, shipwright, reference on file.  3 pages, List 42.

WHITEHEAD, Charles, Collingwood, 1857, an author, helped to emigrate for health reasons, gives background, for employment, 3 pages, List 4.

WHITEHEAD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 37.

WHITEHEAD, John, Gisborne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 8.

WHITEHEAD, John, Melbourne, for employment, lists referees, 3 pages, List 22.

WHITELAW, Charles Roy, applied to join the police force C.I.B. in 1912; He was aged 21, married, lists employment history, reference on file.  Unsuccessful.  6 pages, List 48.

WHITELOW, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

WHITLOW, E.H., Gisborne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

WICKENS, Mr., no address, 1852, recommended by Hugh Childers, 2 pages, List 13

WICKS, Augusta Matilda (Miss), Collingwood, 1857.  Orphan and only child of late William Wicks, solicitor, Essex England, lately arrived, funds have not yet been transferred, is in ‘embarrassed circumstances’ seeks clerical work, is an authoress.  2 pages, List 40.

WICKS, John, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, is a solicitor’s clerk, 4 pages, List 19.

WIDDOWS, Hugh, Melbourne, 1857, for government position.  2 pages, List 3.

WIGG, Henry C., Geelong, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

WIGMORE, R.V., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

WILES, James Fletcher, Ballarat, had served in South African war, applied to join police force in 1903.  2 pages, List 42.

WILKINSON, C. Brice, Richmond Tasmania, 1862, late Major Essex Rifles, for employment, 4 pages, List 34.

WILKINSON, D., Prahran, 1856, offers his services to the mining department.

WILKINSON, David, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

WILKINSON, Frederick, Melbourne, Master in equity, 1856, applies for office of additional judge.

WILKINSON, Frederick, Melbourne 1859, for assistant to Judge Pohlman, is employed by John Madden.  3 pages, List 8.

WILKINSON, Henry, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

WILKINSON, Robert B., Prahran, 1859, currently in a bank, seeks government employment, 4 pages, List 9.

WILKINSON, Robert B., Prahran, 1860, for re-employment, was in Audit Office, 3 pages, List 24.

WILKS, John, Melbourne, 1859, has worked in a solicitor’s office for nearly four years, asks government employment, 2 pages, List 9.

WILKS, John, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 12.

WILKS, John, Emerald Hill, 1860, for employment, step-father is S. Vardy, 3 pages, List 25.

WILLCOX, Charles, Carelton, Bennetts Junction New Zealand, wrote in 1912, wanted to join police force.  7 pages, List 49.

WILLFORD, Alfred, Melbourne, for a clerkship, father is Bailiff of the Court at Leicester England.  Writes on letterhead of Western Dining Rooms, which is illustrated (opposite Customs House).  3 pages, List 25.

WILLIAMS, C., Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, was in convict department in Hobart from 1836, 4 pages, List 39.

WILLIAMS, G., Castlemaine, 1862, has lectured in different parts of the colony, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

WILLIAMS, H. James.  Melbourne, 1856.  Formerly employed in civil commissariat department from its formation; abolition of the commissariat and reductions meant his services were dispensed with; seeks a position.  4 pages.

WILLIAMSON, W.H., Buninyong, 1857, for government employment.  3 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMSON, W.H.  Buninyong, 1857.  Acknowledges receipt of letter advising that his application has been recorded.  2 pages.

WILLIS, James L., Geelong, 1859, for messenger at Insolvency Court there, 2 pages, List 8.

WILLIS, James L., Geelong, 1859, retrenched from government employment, seeks another appointment, 5 pages, List 18.

WILLIS, James Louis, Geelong, 1859, for employment, two letters, 4 pages, List 16.

WILLIS, James Louis, Geelong, 1859, for employment, has a large family, 5 pages, List 22.

WILLIS, James Louis, Geelong, 1860, old colonist, formerly in government service, 3 pages, List 24.

WILLIS, William, Ballarat, 1859, for Coroner at Beechworth, gives background, 2 pages, List 18.

WILLOCK, Benjamin, St. Kilda, 1859, formerly in Revenue Police Ireland, 3 pages, List 8.

WILLS, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857; was selected as Emigration Agent for Plymouth, but long delays in passing Bill have made it difficult for him as he wound up his business.  Seeks another appointment, encloses copies of references from Sir G. Grey and others.  Further letter six months later.  19 pages, List 3.

WILLS, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857, appointed Emigration Commissioner, but delays cause him to apply for another position, 4 pages, List 36.

WILLS, William, Ballarat, 1857, for Coroner at Ararat, surgeon, 4 pages, List 39.

WILMOT, Mrs E., applied for position of Matron, New City Lookup in 1909, currently housekeeper at Richmond.  2 pages, List 46.

WILSON, Agnes Patrick, Yarraville, applied for employment in the police force, 1917.  1 page, List 43.

WILSON, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, formerly messenger in post office, discharged 1855, seeks another appointment.  Two letters, 5 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Charles A., Melbourne, 1861, 22 years old, has been employed in legal office, 3 pages, List 31.

WILSON, William, Horsham, applied for position as Sheriff’s officer in 1891, is a Councillor there, references on file.  11 pages, List 42.

WILSON, William, Kensington, applied to join C.I.D. in 1913, is a son of the late ex Detective Samuel Wilson and worked for him.  5 pages, List 50.

WILSON, William Roscoe, Sandridge, 1854, late paymaster with R.N., gives background, seeks government employment, 5 pages.

WINCH, James, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

WINNELL, A. Thomas, Seymour, wrote in 1913, seeking to join the police force.  6 pages, List 50.

WINSON, Robert B.A., Melbourne, 1858; seeks another government position, 3 pages, List 14.

WISDEN, Private L.H.F., 3rd Wiltshire Regiment, Aldershot England, applied for police force in 1907; 23 years, married.  4 pages, List 44.

WISE, George Gordon,  Commissariat, West Australia, 1854; seeks a government position in Victoria, has had a legal education; testimonials enclosed give some background detail.  Applied again in 1856, now Supt of Convicts there. 12 pages,  List 2.

WISE, George Gordon, Braybrook, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 23.

WISE, George Gordon, Braybrook, 1860, for a clerkship, previously in W.A. public service, 4 pages, List 24.

WISE, George Gordon, Melbourne, for transfer from Public Works Department, references on file, 8 pages, List 29.

WITTY, J.W., Geelong, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, 2 pages, List 13

WOLLASTON, William E., Bendigo, 1857; his position as clerk to the local court is to be terminated, seeks another position.  5 pages, List 3.

WOOD, C.I., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

WOOD, J.E., Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, formerly clerk at Raglan, 2 pages, List 23.

WOOD, John N., Yackandandah, 1858; for Clerk of Petty Sessions Barnawartha, 2 pages, List 5.

WOOD, Peter, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 5 pages, List 4.

WOOD, Thomas, Sandhurst, 1860, son of John, 24 years old, father bought out convicts to VDL, gives background, wrote letters to local paper as “Yunius” etc.  5 pages, List 24.

WOOD BEILBY, J., Cranbourne, 1860, for government employment, 3 pages, List 20.

WOODBRIDGE, Charles H., Maindample, applied for police force in 1906 and was rejected, asks reconsideration.  3 pages, List 44.

WOODD, W.E., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 2 pages; another letter, 2 pages, List 27.

WOODD, W.E., Melbourne, for appointment at Kilmore, 2 pages, List 34.

WOODHOUSE, George, Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 4.

WOODHOUSE, George, Collingwood, 1857, for clerkship, 1 page, List 36.

WOODHOUSE, George, Horsham, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 5.

WOODHOUSE, George, Horsham, 1859, for Poundkeeper, 4 pages, List 9.

WOODHOUSE, George, Smythesdale, 1862, for Coroner, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.

WOODS, Edward T., Collingwood, 1860, for clerkship, reporter with the Argus for five years, references on file, 4 pages, List 21.

WOODS, Walter, Coleraine; Melville Forest.  Applied to join police force in 1911.  2 pages, List 97.

WOODWARD, Samuel Hewlett, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 38.

WORSLEY, Leonard, Lamplough, 1860, for Warden at Back Creek, 2 pages, List 24.

WORSLEY, Leonard, Avoca, 1861, for Police Magistrate at Redbank, 2 pages, List 31.

WORTHINGTON, H.C., Chiltern, 1860, for employment, 4 pages, List 24.

WRIGHT, -.  Crawford Pascoe recommends him as a surveyor, is the son of Major Wright of the 73rd Regiment, 2 pages, List 15.

WRIGHT, Edward, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, nephew of William Burchell [?] 2 pages, List 39.

WRIGHT, F.W.R., Kilmore, 1853, two letters, seeks position as surveyor, 7 pages, List 15.

WRIGHT, John, Richmond, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, petition in support from some residents.

WRIGHT, John,  Richmond, 1856.  Is a good accountant, respectable draftsman with general knowledge of commerce and manufacture, more particularly that of Gold, silver etc., knows several large iron companies in north of England.  4 pages.

WRIGHT, William, Richmond, 1853, a surveyor like his father who is in Norfolk, gives background.  2 pages, List 13

WRIGHTE, Arundel, Beaudesert, 1856, for employment as Warden on the Anderson’s Creek goldfield.

WRIXON, William H., Hawthorn, 1854, is reading Law with father, but seeks govt employment.  2 pages.

WYATT, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

YATES, – Mr.  Captain Clarke, 1857, recommends him for further employment, has been involved in the census collection, 3 pages, List 3.

YATES, Charles S., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly sub sheriff Ireland, 5 pages, List 4.

YATES, Charles S., Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, was secretary to Trinity Board of South Australia.  3 pages, List 3.

YOUNG, Charles Thomas, Wandsworth England, wrote in 1912 on behalf of himself and Albert PAGE, both in London Metro Police, seeking details of joining the Victorian force.  Young, 30 years, was previously in the army and served in the South African War; Page, 31 years, was previously in the navy.  3 pages, List 49.

YOUNG, Daniel James, M.D. Carlton, 1854; seeks appointment as district vaccinator, reference from chairman of Committee of Aust. Colonists, London, on file. 4 pages.

YOUNG, John de Courcy, Amherst, 1860, for Coroner at Inglewood, 2 pages, List 20.

YOUNG, John de Courcy, Amherst, 1860, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 20.

YOUNG, Peter, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

YOUNG, William C.S., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

ZUNKER, W.A.C., wrote from Brisbane in 1917, applying to join police force, but both parents are German.  2 pages, List 42.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASKER, Joseph Anthony, Moonee ponds, applied to join police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BLACKBOURN, Robert, Chiswick, London, England, in Metropolitan police force there; wrote in 1913 re joining the Victorian police force.  Is 28 years old.  3 pages, List 50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CAMPAGNOLO, T., Auckland New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1913; 28 years, married.  3 pages, List 50.

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

CAMPBELL, Frederick, Melbourne, 1853, is a brother of Major Campbell, a draftsman, 3 pages, List 13.

CAMPBELL, G.M., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 3 pages, List 4.

CAMPBELL, G.W. City police court, 1860, applies for Mr. Cadden’s position in event of his promotion, Capt Standish can supply reference, has known him for 8 yrs.  3 pages.

CAMPBELL, George, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, a clerk, 2 pages, List 23.

CAMPBELL, James, Melbourne, 1853, studied surveying in Canada, engineering in the U.S., worked on Erie and Panama canals, 3 pages, List 15.

CAMPBELL, Malcolm M., Melbourne, 1862, is nearly fifteen years old, son of late Norman, late Registrar General, 2 pages, List 29.  Same letter, 2 pages, List 32.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1859, for re-instatement in public service, was retrenched, father held important offices in the government, 5 pages, List 17.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1860, repeats application, 3 pages, List 20.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1860, for re-appointment, gives background, 3 pages, List 23.

CAMPBELL, Norman Ruthven, Melbourne, 1858, for employment, son of Norman.  List 37.

CAMPION, Henry, Collingwood, 1859, for employment, is from Ireland, 3 pages, List 8.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Kingower, 1860.  Residents recommend him for Coroner, 4 pages of signatures, derogatory comment by official, 6 pages, List 25.  Writes from Redbank, 1860, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 25.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Redbank, 1861, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 22.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Redbank, 1861, for Coroner, 2 letters, 4 pages, List 31.

CANNAM, Charles C., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CARIG, Henry, Benalla, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, a former planter in the Isle of Grenada, 3 pages, List 5.

CARIG, Henry, Benalla, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, has a large family to support, 4 pages, List 5.

CARIGE, Henry, Benall, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 19.

CARKEET, William, Heathcote, 1857, for Coroner’s position.  2 pages, List 2.

CARLILE, John, Whitehaven, 1857.  Letter to Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, asking for assistance in getting his third son John Ogle Carlile, a promotion, is in Victorian police force,  gives family background.  Covering letter from the Earl. 8 pages, List 2.

CARNEY, J.V., Sydney, applied for police force in 1910; 26 years.  3 pages, List 47.

CARPENTER, A.J.W., Featherston, Wairarapa New Zealand.  Applied for employment in police force in 1911. Had been in both London and NZ police.  Small photo on file.  2 pages List 47.

CARR, C.W., St. Kilda, 1855, late secretary gold field commissions, for future employment.  Further letter 1856.  6 pages, List 2.

CARRICK, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger/bailiff, has been 7 years in colony, 2 pages, List 39.

CARROLL, E., Geelong, 1856, for government employment .

CARROLL, Henry, Melbourne, 1853, for appointment at Gisborne, 2 pages, List 34.

CARROLL, Henry, Melbourne, 1852, father a Dublin solicitor, had a letter to Sir Charles Fitzroy, 3 pages, List 40.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CARROLL, Thomas, Richmond, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.  Encloses testimonial.

CARRUTHERS, Francis, in Dublin Police force, asks requirements for Victorian force in 1911.  3 pages, List 48.

CARSE, Alexander R., Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1909, seeking to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 46.

CARSON, J.B., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CARTER, Albinuo (?) Jno, Audit office, 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court, 3 pages.

CARTER, Charles C., St. Kilda, 1860, formerly in government employment, retrenched 1855, seeks re-employment, 4 pages, List 25.

CARTER, James, South Melbourne, 21 years, born Victoria, sought position in police force in 1909.  Local police advise against.  5 pages, List 46.

CARTER, Rose E., Matlock House Caulfield, wrote in 1916 asking if any vacancy in the police hospital; she is a trained nurse. 3 pages, List 43.

CARVER, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CASEY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, testimonial on file. 3 pages, List 2.

CASEY, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

CASHMORE, Michael, Melbourne, 1859; a resident for upwards of twenty years, seeks police magistrate position, 3 pages, List 11.

CASHMORE, Michael, Ballarat, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

CASTIEAU, J.B.  Beechworth, 1856, applies for postmaster position there, currently gaoler, references on file.

CASTLE, Mr.  Recommended by Charles Clifford of Wellington, has been tutor to his children, 1860, 2 pages, List 24.

CASTLE, Andre, Melbourne, 1856, is in Police Office, reference on file, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

CASTRO, J. de S., Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, List 36

CASTWOOD, George, Belfast, 1860, for employment, 5 pages, List 24.

CATTANACH, Thomas, North Melbourne, 1856, has acted as interpreter for the Gaelic language.  1 page, List 40.

CAULTON, John, Richmond, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, testimonials on file; 4 pages, List 8.

CHALK, John Alfred, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

CHAMBERS, F.W., Victoria Docks, Tidal Basin, London, applied to join police force in 1912; 20 years, enclosed a photograph.  3 pages, List 49.  Please see instructions regarding copying of photographs.

CHAMBERS, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, M.D., for Coroner, Sth Australian references on file, 9 pages, List 38.

CHAMBERS, Henry, Geelong, 1858, late coroner of the city of Adelaide, 1 page, List 41.

CHANDLER, Lewis, Melbourne, 1858, for an appointment, 2 pages, List 15.

CHAPMAN, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, printed testimonials on file, son of Captain James T., formerly worked for Nottingham Water Works Co., 6 pages, List 4.

CHAPMAN, Thomas H., Melbourne, 1858, seeks employment, his wife is niece to the late John Robertson of Hobart Town, 3 pages, List 37.

CHARTER, William, Portland, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is sergeant of police, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CHAUNCY, Phillip, Melbourne, 1853, for position as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

CHERRY, John Michael, Everton, 23 years, engine driver, married, applied to join police force in 1917; supported by A. BILLSON, MLA.  10 pages, List 42.

CHEW, Thomas, Brighton, 1857, for electoral roll collector, reference on file, two letters, 5 pages, List 4.

CHIARINI, Ernest, Kew, applied to join the police force in 1906 but was rejected; asks for another trial.  7 pages, List 42.

CHILDS, Archibald, Melbourne, 1858, for analytical chemist, late lecturer at Manchester, gives background, 5 pages, List 37.

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

CHOFIN, F.J., Poona, India, applied for clerical position in police force in 1913; has been in Australia and intends returning.  2 pages, List 47.

CHOMLEY, A.W., Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, gives employment history, 7 pages; appointed to law position, 2 pages, List 23.

CHOMLEY, R.B., Prahran, 1856, for appointment as Serjeant at Arms.

CHRISTOPHERS, Henry , Castlemaine, 1857, for emigration agent.  Has long experience in commercial and maritime matters.  4 pages, List 2.  CONNECTION FOUND

CHRISTOPHERS, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for J.P., was vice consul in Brazil, town clerk of Castlemaine, 4 pages, List 39.

CLAPCOTT, A.E., Balham, London, applied to join police force in 1911; was in force there.  3 pages, List 48.

CLAPHAM, J.H., Melbourne, 1859, for government employment, 2 pages, List 6.

CLARK, Edward, Sandridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 32 years, married with a family, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CLARK, Stephen George, Ballarat, 1857, for employment, ‘one of the pioneers in the establishment of legitimate drama on Ballarat’; recommendation from residents on file, 9 pages, List 4.

CLARKE, Alexander, Maryborough, 1860, for re-appointment as Superintendent of Buildings there, petition from residents and reference from Council, 5 pages, List 28.

CLARKE, Alexander, Maryborough, 1861, late overseer of buildings, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly a law clerk in England, resident for seven years, 3 pages, List 11.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1860, for employment, gives background etc., 3 pages, List 20.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 31.

CLARKE, George, St. Arnaud, 1861, for re-employment, formerly Warden’s Clerk.  3 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Thomas, Melbourne, 1854, late overseer of Houseless Immigrants Institution, previously in department of Crown Lands; wants post office position; has a wife and two children dependent on him.  5 pages.

CLARSON, William, Victoria Parade, 1856, for clerkship or similar in government, where shorthand would be useful, asks Colonel A. Davidson to help; his letter on file also.  7 pages, List 2.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CLAY, Frederick Lord, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, a resident of  20 years, is a solicitor.  2 pages.

CLEARY, Michael.  Melbourne, 1855.  Office Keeper, applies for appointment for his only brother, [unnamed] a Sergt in the 99th Reg at Hobart, has served over 25yrs in army, now discharged, wife has died, has 3 children to support,   4 pages.

CLERKE, Adam,  Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CLINTON, William J., Maxwelltown, Wanganui New Zealand, applied to join force in 1912; 25 years.  2 pages, List 49.

CLOUGH, J.H., Melbourne, 1857, for Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

CLOWES, Joseph, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 32.

COALES, David, Collingwood, 1857, nearly ten years in colony, details experiences, for employment, 10 pages, List 4.

COBB, A., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, reference from James H. Ross on file, 5 pages, List 27.

COCHRANE, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 5 pages, List 7.

COGAN, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; employed as rate collector, references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

COGHILL, D.M.K., East Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

COLDHAM, John, Branxholme, 1859, for police magistrate there, 4 pages (faded writing) List 17.

COLLES, Abraham, Dandenong, 1859, is acting Clerk of Petty Sessions, asks for permanency, 3 pages, List 6.  (see also COLLIS.)

COLLES, Abraham, Whittlesea, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, two letters, 5 pages, List 31.

COLLES, Abraham, Yan Yean, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 32.

COLLES, Richard, Castlemaine, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

COLLES, Richard, Castlemaine, 1861, is Deputy Sheriff there, for Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 32.

COLLINS, Charles J., Inglewood, 1860, for Bailiff of the County Court, 3 pages, List 21.

COLLINS, Francis Joseph, Christchurch, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1912; had been in the New Zealand force.  3 pages, List 49.

COLLIS, Abraham, 1862, for re-employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.  (See also COLLES).

COLLYER, William Bridge.  Pearson Thompson, barrister, Castlemaine, 1860, recommends him for a J.P.  3 pages, List 26.

COLLYNS, Davenport, Geelong, 1857, for employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 36.

COLLYNS, Davenport, Geelong, 1859, for a clerkship, gives background, 3 pages, List 8.

COLLYNS, Davenport W., Geelong, 1860, two letters, gives background, 9 pages, List 24.

COLLYNS, Davenport W., Geelong, 1860, for employment, List 25.

COLVILLE, Hugh, Richmond, writes 1857 asking for 6 weeks leave of absence, medical certificate enclosed – no details as to illness.  List 2.

COMBE, Matthew, Melbourne, 1860, for Crown Prosecutor’s position, 2 pages, List 23.

COMBER, W., Nowshera, North West Frontier, India, applied to join police force in 1912; letter damaged, part missing.  3 pages, List 49.

COMER, Martin Francis, applied for police force in 1916.  He was educated at Hunter’s Hill Sydney, has been in AIF.  1 page, List 43.

COMYNS, Charles.  Melbourne, 1856.  Applies for clerk assistant to Legislative Assembly; has been clerk in Leg. Council for last 2 yrs.  2 pages.

CONOLAN, Bernard, Dunolly, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Tarnagulla, 2 pages, List 27.

CONEY, Bicknell, Sandhurst, 1856, for warden on the goldfields, graduate of Exeter College Oxford.  3 pages, List 2.

CONNELL, William, Melbourne, 1859, for position for himself and wife as messenger and office keeper at Master in Equity department; father William was an Irish attorney, 3 pages, List 11.

CONNELL, William, Collingwood, 1860.  For appointment for himself and wife as Crier and Court Keeper in County Court, father a Dublin attorney.  Gives employment history, arrived 1852.  3 pages, List 20.

CONROY, Richard.  Alberton, 1851, constable, applies for position as chief constable at Flooding Creek.

CONSIDINE, J., Northcote, 1916, for clerical position in police force, has a slight physical disability, can’t do labouring; is 30 years.  Has previously worked as a sly grog detective.  4 pages, List 43.

CONWAY, James, Melbourne, 1858, formerly in police force, for employment as Turnkey, 2 pages, List 37.

COOK, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, testimonials on file.  8 pages. List 2.

COOK, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

COOK, F.C., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, in employ of C. Denny of Mount Moriac, 3 pages, List 4.

COOK, William, Daylesford, 1857, for appointment as Collector of Electoral Roll there.  2 pages, List 3.

COOKE, Samuel J., Geelong, 1854, late Sub Treasurer Geelong, seeks another appointment.  5 pages.

COOKE, William, Melbourne, 1857, for clerk of county court Beechworth.  4 pages, List 2.

COOKE, William, Melbourne, 1857, for employment at Beechworth, gives very detailed background, references on file, 13 pages, List 36.

COOKE, William, Beechworth, 1858, for Bailiff and Clerk there, 3 pages, List 6.

COOMBES, H., Staff Sgt Major, Port Louis, Mauritius, applied to join the police force in 1909, gives background, 27 years, Irish, married.  4 pages, List 45.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Brunswick, 1860, for a clerkship, has six children, 3 pages, List 21.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 4 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 27.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 29.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for any vacancy, 2 pages, List 30.

CORCORAN, William Henry, Sandridge, 1856, applies for appointment as librarian at public library, was from Co Wicklow, copies of testimonials on file.

COSTELLO, Peter, Collingwood, 1860, for Keeper of the County Court, worked as a cabinet maker in Dublin, 3 pages.

COSTIN, E.T., Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor like his father, 3 pages, List 13.

COTT, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is valuator for Melbourne corporation, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

COUCHMAN, Margaret, Hawthorn, applied for an increase in allowance as court cleaner, 1891.  3 pages, List 42.

COUGHLIN, John E., Fitzroy, applied for detective force in 1917, 27 years, married, son of Constable Coughlin; no vacancy.  3 pages, List 42.

COURTIS, John, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

COURTNEY, Francis, Audit Office, 1860, for employment as messenger in Insolvent Court, reference on file.  3 pages.

COURTNEY, Francis, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 19.

COURTNEY, Francis, Audit Office, 1860, for messenger elsewhere, is assistant messenger there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 21

COWAN, Thomas, Ballarat, 1857, mining surveyor, for appointment as principal surveyor there, 3 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, G.E., Herald Office, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment, encloses copies of testimonials from former employers, is 33, married, and the son of an Irish gentleman, is the accountant there.  3 pages, List 2.

COWLEY, G.E., Richmond, 1857, actuary, arrived 1852, lists employers, 2 pages, List 39.

COWPER, William, Tarnagulla, 1859, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 17.

COYLE, Matthew J., 1856, for government employment, is eldest surviving son of late James of Dublin, gives family history, references on file, 12 pages, List 4.

COX, Alexander Dick, Wedderburn, 1859, for position as Bailiff, reference on file, 5 pages, List 22.

COX, Alexander Frederick, Wedderburn, 1858; applies for appointment as Coroner there, 3 pages, List 4.

COX, Francis Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, surgeon, for appointment, wife is niece of Benjamin Powell, references on file, some duplicated.  12 pages, List 39.

COX, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, testimonial enclosed.

CRABBE, Thomas, Portland, 1856, in legal partnership with Mr. Dodd, seeks Coroner’s position, 2 pages, List 40.

CRABBE, Thomas, Dunolly, 1861, for Coroner, is a solicitor, married and has a family, 4 pages, List 32.

CRAIG, G.N., Melbourne, 1858, for police magistrate; formerly held Grange station near Hamilton, gives background.  5 pages, List 5.

CRAIG, G.N., Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate at Portland during incumbent Blair’s absence. 3 pages, List 6.

CRAIG, G.N., Collingwood, 1859, for police magistrate, has been a Commissioner of the Peace for over 6 years; his booklet Register of Deeds and Change of Laws relating to Real Property on file, 14 pages, List 18.

CRAIG, R., Mentley Farm, Puckeridge, Ware, Hertforshire, England, applied to join police force in 1911; he was a Scot, 30 years.  2 pages, List 48.

CRANFORD, [CRAWFORD??] W.N., Melbourne, 1857, details government employment history, auctioneer at Castlemaine, retrenched, 10 pages, List 41.

CRAVEN, John, Prahran, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act. testimonials on file.

CRAVEN, John, Prahran, 1856, further letter re  employment under new Electoral Act.

CRAVEN, John, Town Clerk, Prahran, 1857; for Collector of electoral roll.  3 pages, List 3.

CRAVEN, Richard B., Prahran, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives background, 2 pages, List 16.

CRAWFORD, Francis, Fitzroy, 1860, for office of court keeper and crier of the county court, has been acting as constable there, and previously at city police court.  2 pages.

CRAWFORD, Francis, Melbourne, 1862, is in police force, for Bailiff position, 2 pages, List 30.

CRAWFORD, William, Melbourne, 1853, has worked in Scotland as a surveyor, two letters, 3 pages, List 15.

CRAWFORD, William N., McIvor Creek, for magistrate’s position, two letters, 4 pages, List 16.

CRAWFORD, William N., E. Melbourne, 1857, two letters, declines position as less than previously paid, 4 pages, List 39.

CRAWFORD, [CRANFORD??] W.N., Melbourne, 1857, details government employment history, auctioneer at Castlemaine, retrenched, 10 pages, List 41.

CREBER, P.W., Melbourne, 1857, for clerkship, reference on file, 4 pages, List 38.

CREUZE, A.W., Ballarat Times Office, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in Sth Aust. Government service, 2 pages, List 39.

CRICHTON, Peter, Donnybrook, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

CROOK, Joseph Thomas, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, memorial from residents on file, 5 pages, List 7.

CROOK, W.E., Gisborne, 1862, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 28.

CROSLAND, George, Dunolly, 1859, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 17.

CROSLAND, George, Inglewood, 1860, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 23.

CROSS, W., Warrnambool, for employment on the railways.  Left London to join brother in law William HURST in Melbourne, but his business turned bad.  3 pages, List 34.

CROSSEN, Henry, Smythesdale, 1860, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 21.

CROW, George, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England, applied to join the police force in 1912.  Is in London Metropolitan Police force, 29 years.  3 pages, List 48.

CROWE, T.H., Tranmere, Birkenhead England, wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 26 years, in force there.  Small photo in uniform.  6 pages, List 47.

CROWE, W.L., Millicent, South Australia, applied for police force in 1915, was rejected by military; reference on file.  5 pages, List 44.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles Edward, Melbourne, 1857; has been informed his position in the Audit Office is to be abolished, seeks another appointment.  4 pages, List 3.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles, Melbourne, 1857, retrenched from Audit Office, gives background, son of a clergyman, has a M.A. etc., 2 pages, List 38.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles E., Sandhurst, 1862, seeks transfer to coastal position, List 30.

CRUMPE, [PUMPE?], Francis, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, held similar position in Dublin, 3 pages, List 7.

CUE, George, Kilmore, 1852, for employment, references on file.  List 28.

CULLEN-WARD, William, Sydney, wrote in 1907 giving full details of his son Stanley’s army and police work in Cape Town and asking for a position in the Victorian force.  He was currently in Mombasa, had been a bodyguard to royalty etc. 2 pages, List 44.

CUMMING, Edward, Steiglitz, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 7.

CUNLIFFE, Edmund, Fryers Town, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, was acquainted with Govr. Barkly, 1 page, List 38.

CUNLIFFE, Edward, Melbourne, 1857; previously in 3rd Royal Lancashire Militia, seeks position as junior Warden on the goldfields.  2 letters, 8 pages, List 3.

CURR, Edward M., Uabba, Lachlan River, Deniliquin, 1861, for employment, father Edward, of St Helliers, was a long-time employee.  Two copies of same letter, sent to different officials.  8 pages, List 26.

CURR, Walter, 1861, for permanent position, is employed temporarily, 3 pages, List 33.

CURRAN, James, [no address] 1856, returned from Crimea, seeks government employment, was in Navy.

CURRIE, John, Ararat, 1857, for Coroner, is a doctor.  4 pages, List 39.

CURTAIN, Mary, Richmond, widow of John, late MP, asks for job for son Patrick John in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

CURTAIN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1857, as messenger at Parliament House, is a brother of Mrs. Dwyer of Barible Hills, 2 pages, List 4.

CURTAYNE, Thomas W.R., Charlton, 1860, for Coroner at Fiery Creek, 2 pages.

CURTIN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1857, for position as messenger at Parliament House, references on file; 2 letters, is a brother of Mrs. Dwyer of Mount Moriac.  6 pages  List 2.

CURWOOD, J.B.  Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

CUSACK, James B., Buninyong, 1857, for position of mining surveyor.  Two letters, 7 pages, List 3.

CUSACK, T., Melbourne.  Queries lack of reply to his request to join the NSW police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 50.

CUSWORTH, Joseph, Collingwood, 1854.  Formerly a clerk in La Trobe’s office, resigned; now seeks government employment.  9 pages.

CUTCHON, W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Messenger to Parliament or any other government employment.

CUTHBERT, George, Ballarat, 1858, for a clerkship; is married, with three children, has been connected with the law.  3 pages, List 5.

CUTHBERT, George J., Melbourne, 1861, gives address, 2 pages, List 22

CUTHBERT, Henry G., in Survey Dept., 1856, applies for some better appointment; as it does not become the son of a commissioned British Officer.

CUTHBERT, Kingston, Melbourne, 1853; two letters is a son of an officer in the 82nd Foot, reference on file, 3 pages, List 15.

CUTTEN, Charles Edward, Sandhurst, 1860, an attorney, seeks re-appointment, 3 pages, List 28.

CUTTEN/CUTTER, Charles Edward, Sandhurst, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 36.

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DAER, Walter T.  Wrote from Meredith in 1899, son of the late police Sergeant of Belmont.  Gives schooling, ‘from private reverses’ seeks government employment.  2 pages, List  41.

DAILY, George Philip, Collingwood, 1857, formerly in Customs at Southampton, for employment, 2 pages, List 4.

DALY, Dennis Bowes, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 11.

DALY, James, Warden, Ballarat, 1857.  Forwards application from brother Jerome for government employment, some background given.  Three letters, 9 pages, List 3.

DALY, Jerome, Ballarat 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat, 3 pages, List 5.

DANBY, Henry William, Smythes Creek, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 9.

DANIELL, John, Brighton, 1860, for employment, 4 pages, List 20.

D’ARCY, De Burgh, Melbourne, 1857, applies for re-instatement in government service, appointed sub inspector of police 1853, gives details of service, discharged when government reduced numbers. 12 pages, List 2.

D’ARCY, L.G., Kurugama [Tea] Estate Peradeniya Ceylon, applied for police force in 1907.  2 pages, List 44.

DASH, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 5 pages, List 7.

DATE, F.A., Woady Yallock, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, N.M., Geelong, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 4 pages, List 13.

DAVIDSON, William E., Melbourne, 1862.  Matthew ROBINSON of Bothwell Tasmania, a relative, writes on his behalf; he is being retrenched from the public service.  Davidson’s letter to Robinson is written both across and down the page, and difficult to read.  6 pages, List 34.

DAVIES, Arthur, Prahran, 1856, applies for employment.

DAVIES, Edmund, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, copy of references on file, one from Manchester UK in 1855, 3 pages, List 28.

DAVIES, M.N. (?), St. Kilda, 1857, grandson of Sir Anthony HART, 20 yrs, was in Essex Rifles, 3 pages, List 36

DAVISON, Thomas, Ballarat, 1858, for clerkship, has wife and two children, formerly Bailiff, 2 pages, List 34.

DAVISON, Thomas, Ballarat, 1858, for Court Keeper and Messenger, formerly Bailiff there, references on file, 5 pages, List 35.

DAWSON, Henry G., Collingwood, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

DAY, John, Prahran, 1856, is the son of an Army officer who served in 7th Royal Fusiliers,  and in Peninsular Wars, and died in 1854 in London; he is 22, lost the use of his left arm through a paralytic stroke, seeks government employment.

DEAN, Henry Dacre, Korong, 1859, for Coroner; printed testimonials on file, 6 pages, List 9.

DEAN, Thomas, Kilmore, for Bailiff, formerly in 11th Regiment and police department, references on file and military parchment certificate, 7 pages, List 34

DE COURCY, James, Richmond, 1856, arrived Adelaide 1853, came to Victorian gold diggings, lost money, seeks employment, gives background, family in Co Cork Ireland, 43 years.  3 pages, List 40.

DEEGAN, John, Melbourne, 1862, in parliamentary stables, but services no longer required, seeks employment, 4 pages, List 27.

DELANEY, W.H., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government employ, but was reduced.  3 pages, List 4.

DELANY, -.  1856. Reduced from Immigration Office; George RUSDEN writes in his favour, has testimonials from ‘persons whose position and influence may be known to you, Lord Naas being one.’  2 pages, List 40.

DELPHINE, Frederick P., Devonport Tasmania, seeks employment in police force in 1917.  List 42.

DEMBINSKI, Le Comte Jean, Melbourne, 1856, offers his services in the Mining Dept. CONNECTION FOUND.

DEMBINSKI, Count John, 1856, submits scheme to prevent bank forgeries. CONNECTION FOUND.

DEMBINSKI, Count John, Melbourne, 1857, for employment in mining department, has now become naturalised. 5 pages, List 2. CONNECTION FOUND.

DENNYS, Augustus Frederick, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DENNYS, Augustus Frederick, Ballarat, 1857, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 4.

DESPREZ, Frederic, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DEVINE, Lawrence, Melbourne, 1862, for messenger position, 2 pages, List 29.

DEVLIN, Bernard, Daylesford, 1880, for employment, formerly in Education Department.  4 pages, List 41.

DICKASON, John Greenwood, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 6 pages, List 7.

DICKSON, D., Wakarara via Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, applied for police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 46.

DILLON, J., Gunner, 4th Battery, R.F.A, Rawal Pindi India; applied for police force in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

DIVERS (?) George R., Bendigo, 1856, a newspaper agent, seeks clerkship, 2 pages, List 4.

DIXON, Henry R., Ararat, 1857, for Clerkship, has ‘served an apprecenticeship to a Lawyer in Scotland’.  4 pages, List 36.

DIXON, Thomas H., Superintendent of Convict Establishment at Fremantle, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; gives background.  File includes numerous references from government officials there.  18 pages. List 2.

DOBBIN, C.S., Police Court Williamstown, 1860, for promotion, 4 pages, List 24.

DOBBIN, C.S., Police Court Williamstown, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 4 pages, List 25.

DOBSON, James, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

DODD, Frederick William, Pleasant Creek, 1859, late Bailiff, seeks other employment, 3 pages.  Petition from residents recommending him, 4 pages.  List 10.  CONNECTION FOUND.

DONAGHY, John¸ Melbourne, 1857; appointed assistant training master at Model School, but position not renewed.  Complains of his treatment; background given.  29 pages, List 3.

DONNE, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

DOPPING, William, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act,6 pages, List 4.

DORAN, George, Melbourne, 1858, ships’ agent and broker, for Magistrate, 3 pages, List 41.

DOVETON, F.C., Melbourne, 1860, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 25.

DOVETON, F.C., St. Kilda, 1862, four letters seeking employment, references on file, 14 pages, List 27.

DOVETON, F.C.  File covers his resignation in 1860 after investigation of his behaviour, to requests for re-examination of his case and requests for employment in 1862, 44 pages.  Also 24 page large petition from Daylesford residents in his favour.  List 30.

DOVETON, F.C., St. Kilda, 1863, for Police Magistrate at Swan Hill, has suffered ‘great privations’.  4 pages, List 35.

DOWER, J.M. Bendigo, wrote in 1911.  Son John has been appointed a junior clerk in police force, but is teaching and needs to do one exam more; asks if appointment can be delayed.  3 pages, List 48.

DOWLING, E.C., North Dartmoor, queries rejection of son’s application for police force in 1909.  8 pages, List 45.

DOWNER, Henry, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine.  3 pages, List 2.

DOWNEY, Redmond, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

DOWNEY, Stephen, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1909 to join the police force; he was born Ireland, 27 years.  4 pages, List 46.

DOWNING, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, introducing Daniel S. LEESE for government employment.  Leese’s letter has copies of references from London and various ships’ captains under whom he served as purser.

DOYLE, J.T.F. [S.T.F.?] Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

DOYLE, James, Melbourne, 1861, for employment in railways; was for 20 years in the Irish constabulary, mostly in Co. Roscommon.  2 pages, List 33.

DOYLE, John J., Melbourne, 1857, for employment; applied before but not appointed, 3 pages, List 4.

DOYLE, S.T.F., [J.T.F.?] Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 40.

DOYLE, Thomas, Geelong, 1853, newly arrived from England, 39 years, has taught surveying, 2 pages, List 15.

DRUMMOND, William, Melbourne, 1857, was assistant commissioner of the gold fields at Avoca, but position abolished in 1855. Went to England, now returned and seeks reappointment in government service.   12 pages, List 2.

DRURY, A.H., Lincoln, England, in city police there in 1913.  Applies for force.  2 pages, List 46.

DRY, Richard, Lexton, 1856, requests assistance to enable him to practice as a conveyancer.

DRY, Richard, Temple Court, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 36

DRY, Richard, Sandhurst, 1859, is a relation of Sir Richard Dry of Tasmania, has a legal background, married, seeks assistance, 4 pages, List 17.

DUDGEON, T.V. Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House.

DUDGEON, T.V., Melbourne, 1856,  renews application for employment.

DUGGAN, James, Melbourne,1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House.

DUKE, Laurence P., Melbourne, 1853, Irish, is an engineer, 2 pages, List 15.

DUKES, Major Charles, Prahran, 1860, for Magistrate’s position.  3 pages, List 21.

DUMAS, A.G., Sydney, 1854.  Two letters re his appointment in civil service in Victoria.  4 pages, List 3.

DUNN, George, Collingwood, 1859, is in government service, wants another position, claims relationship to Richard Ireland, 3 pages, List 22.

DUNNE, Joseph, Melbourne 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has been dispenser at various goldfields; encloses testimonial from F. Knox Orme, Avoca.  5 pages, List 2.

DUNNE, William H., 1860, Bacchus Marsh, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.

DUNNING, Daniel, North Athlone, Co Roscommon Ireland, applied to join police force in 1913; 21 years.  3 pages, List 47.

DURHAM, Joseph Banks, Melbourne, 1858, father was private secretary to Sir Joseph Banks, gives background, 3 pages, List 35.

DURHAM, R.G., South Yarra, 1857, is an old colonist, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

DURHAM, Robert, Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

DWYER, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DWYER, John, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment, no personal details given.  4 pages, List 2.

DWYER, John, East Collingwood, 1862, for promotion, two letters, 5 pages, List 30.

DWYER, Peter, Geelong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives employment background, 3 pages, List 8.

DYER, A. St. John.  Williamstown, 1857.  For appointment of Ship Keeper on board one of the Hulks. 3 pages.

EADES, Henry, Melbourne, 1860, for crier and court keeper at County Court, 3 pages.

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EADES, Henry, Melbourne, 1860, seeks re-instatement as messenger, 2 pages, List 23.

EADES, N. George, East Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly a clerk of works in Colonial Architect’s office, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

EADES, Richard, Melbourne, 1857, for city Coroner, 3 pages, List 39.

EARDLEY WILMOT, Charles, Sorell, VDL, 1854, for assistant colonial secretary.  5 pages.

EARL, Francis John, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, 2 pages, List 39.

EARLE, Francis John, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment.  4 pages, List 2.

EARLE, James, Kyneton, 1859, for government employment, holds Londonderry testimonials, 3 pages, List 6.

EARLE, James, Melbourne, 1859, for position as porter, 3 pages, List 9.

EARLS, Thomas, St. Kilda, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

EASTWOOD, H.S., Belfast (Port Fairy) 1860, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 24.

EASTWOOD, H.S., Port Fairy, 1860, for Bailiff, ref on file, 4 pages, List 25.

EASTWOOD, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for position in Agricultural Dept.  2 pages, List 3.

EASTWOOD, Herbert, S.S. Cevic Melbourne, applied for police force in 1911; reference on file.  4 pages, List 48.

ECCLESTON, Herbert, Liverpool England; applied for police force in 1911, 22 years, is in force there.  3 pages, List 48.

EDDINGTON, H. Graham, Caramut, 1860, for position as a J.P., 2 pages, List 20.

EDKINS, Charles, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

EDWARDS, Joseph, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, resident nearly four years, 4 pages, List 4.

EDWARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, memorial from local residents in support, 4 pages, List 4.

EDWARDS, Frederick A., Municipal offices, Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Daylesford, 3 pages, List 5.

EDWARDS, James F., Black Forest, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 19.

EDWARDS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1860, he is Supreme Court Librarian, seeks position for brother in law (un-named), 2 pages, List 21

EGAN, James, Majors Line Station, 1861, for appointment as Commissioner of Peace, 3 pages, List 26.

EGAN, Stephen, Pentridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, long resident, 3 pages, List 7.

EGAN, Stephen, Pentridge, 1857; an old resident in district, seeks position as Electoral Registrar.  3 pages, List 3.

EICKE, F.W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment in public service, formerly clerk to the Bench at Colac, now an auctioneer.

EKINS, H.C.W., Castlemaine, 1861, for promotion, 4 pages, List 28.

ELDERTON, Charles Miles, Melbourne, 1857, recommendation from his father Charles on file, his mother is the daughter of Captain Prescott, killed at the battle of Salamanca, verifying letters on file, 15 pages, List 4.

ELKINGTON, John , Geelong 1855 and Melbourne 1856, 7 yrs in colony chiefly at Geelong in business, has a wife and 9 children.  8 pages.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1856, for clerk in one of the Legislative Houses;  arrived over 7yrs ago, engaged in business pursuits, but not a successful colonist.  Married with a family of nine children, has chiefly lived in Geelong and Queenscliffe.

ELKINGTON, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1856, for clerkship, 3 pages, List 40.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1857, for appointment as census enumerator at South Grant.  4 pages,  List 2.

ELLERY, Victor John, Ballarat, applied for the police force in 1909.  4 pages, List 45.

ELLIOTT, John W., Caledonia Club Melbourne, applied to join police force in 1913.  1 page, List 50.

ELLIOTT, William.  Melbourne, 1857, seeks re-employment, services dispensed with in 1854.  Formerly in India, left Madras for benefit of health in 1852.  3 pages

ELLIS, -.  Petition from two clergymen at South Yarra and Prahran in his favour, he has been a solicitor for nearly fifty years, has been ill and unable to work, now destitute, they seek government employment for him, 2 pages, List 18.

ELLIS, Edward Davies, Dandenong, 1860, for a  clerkship, 3 pages, List 20.

ELLIS, Frederick, Melbourne, 1862, for Warden’s Office at Sandhurst, 3 pages, List 32.

ELLIS, Maurice, Melbourne, 1857, for government employment, brother is now chief clerk in sheriff’s office.  2 pages,  List 2.

ELLISS, John M., Dandenong, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

ELSTON, S.G., Hong Kong, applied to join police forece in 1911; 22 years, in British Army.  2 pages, List 48.

EMERSON, John, Melbourne, 1856, wants employment, reminds department they have his testimonials, 1 page, List 40.

EMERSON, John J., South Melbourne, 1856, solicitor in Ireland, for employment, two letters, List 40.

EPSTEIN, Baruch Leon, Melbourne, 1858, for employment in railways, 3 pages, List 15.

ESCOTT, W.P., Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship, 3 pages. List 2.

EVANS, M? Hornby, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Thomas Hornby, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Fitzroy, held same position ‘at home’.  3 pages, List 5.

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

EVERSHED, H., Melbourne, surveyor, gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

EWING, Samuel, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

EXSHAW, John Jnr., Terowie, South Australia, applies for police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

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FAIRS, William, Pleasant Creek, 1859, for Bailiff there, recommended by Judge Clarke, 4 pages, List 18.

FALLON, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, formerly in police force, injured, 37 years in public service, asks employment as messenger Parliament House.

FARANGE, H., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

FARANGE, H., Campbellfield, 1857, is acquainted with road making.  2 pages,  List 2.

FARLEY, John Henry, 1860, seeks re-employment, references on file, 8 pages, List 19.

FARLEY, John Henry, South Yarra, 1860, further letter re employment, 2 pages, List 19.

FARQUHARSON, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for employment for his son Arthur, 2 pages, List 37.

FARRAR, A.V., Ballarat East, applied for employment in 1913; joined police force in 1888, left because of ill health in 1893.  4 pages, List 47.

FARRELL, Daniel, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

FARRER, James S., Buninyong, 1860, for re-instatement in public service, 5 pages, List 19.

FAWSSETT, Leonard, Beechworth, 1857; is clerk in police office there, seeks another appointment.  Reference from Robert O’Hara Burke on file.  6 pages, List 3.

FAYRER, Joseph, Melbourne, many years in government employment in England, copies of letters re his employment there, 12 pages, List 38.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, his current government position is to be abolished, seeks another, 5 pages, List 6.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, is being retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 6.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, formerly in government, 2 pages, List 8.

FEINAGLE, Charles Gregory, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

FENWICK, R. Wyndham, Melbourne, 1859, for Coroner of Ovens District, has been a Coroner in Tasmania, reference on file, 4 pages, List 10.

FERRIS, John, Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, was appointed schoolmaster on board the government emigration ship Statesman, recently arrived.

FIELD, John, formerly of Albury, carpenter, recommended for police force in 1887 by J.W. MacKAY, Selbourne Chambers, Melbourne.  4 pages, List 42.

FIGGES, J.A., Richmond, 1858, for appointment, 4 pages, List 40.

FILES, John, Collingwood, 1860, for messenger, holds public service position, but being discharged.  2 pages, List 19.

FINDLAY, John, Melbourne Club, 1859, M.D., for police magistrate at Portland during incumbent Blair’s absence, 4 pages, List 6.

FINN, P.J., Inglewood, 1861, for Crown Prosecutor, 2 pages, List 22

FINNIS, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FISHER, David, Roslyn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act for Mount Moriac, 3 pages, List 7.

FISHER, John, Melbourne, 1856, clerk, police pay office, reduced, seeks another appointment, 3 yrs there.  4 pages.

FISHER, Marmaduke W., Warrnambool, 1856, for post master at Belfast, conducts national school there, broke his leg recently, needs ‘quieter kind of employment’ for leg to heal.  3 pages. List 2.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Nth. Melbourne, 1856, for Bailiff, 5 pages, List 37.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Nth. Melbourne, 1856, for employment, gives family connections, has lost money, has a wife and daughter to support, paper torn in middle.  3 pages, List 40.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1858, for Bailiff at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 35.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Melbourne, 1857, for Assistant Inspector, 1 page, List 39.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Melbourne, 1858, for Bailiff, 3 pages, List 37.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 9.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1859, for Bailiff position, 2 pages, List 10.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1860, for Inspector of Distilleries, 3 pages, List 19.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1860, is Bailiff there, but salary is insufficient, seeks increase.  3 pages, List 21.

FITZPATRICK, David, Ballarat, 1857, J.P., for a Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

FITZPATRICK, F., Dromana, 862, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 34.

FITZPATRICK, P.C., Ballarat, 1857; for district mining surveyor.  2 pages, List 3.

FLANNERY, Owen, Geelong, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

FLEMING, P.D., Castlemartyre, Co Cork Ireland, applied to join the police force in 1912.  2 pages, List 49.

FLETCHER, Henry, Collingwood, 1856, for copying clerk, 2 pages, List 40.

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

FLETCHER, John P., North Melbourne, 1857, can produce testimonials.  3 pages,  List 2.

FLETCHER, John P., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in government employ in Scotland, uncle is an officer in 65th Regiment in New Zealand.  3 pages, List 2.

FLETCHER, Peter P., Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service.

FLINT, Frederick Linsey, Melbourne, for re-appointment as valuator, 1891; references on file, 17 pages, List 42.

FLOOD, J. Charles, Fitzroy, 1862, formerly in British army, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

FLYNN. F.J., formerly R/C teacher at Mount Moriac; applies for employment in 1855.  List 44.

FOGARTY, Patrick Strachan, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 6 pages, List 7.

FOLEY, Herbert, Melbourne, 1856, for position as collector of the electoral rolls.  3 pages,  List 2.

FOLEY, James, Melbourne, 1857, for employment in the public service, was formerly in the service for 11 years, reluctantly resigned in 1855 to accompany brother to New Zealand.  3 pages,  List 2.

FORBES, David, Sydney, 1857, for Inspector General of Penal Establishments; is police magistrate there.  8 pages, List 3.

FORBES, J. Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, submits a claim for compensation for losing his clerkship.  3 pages,. List 2.

FORBES, J. Aug.  Melbourne, 1857, for Powder Magazine Keeper at Castlemaine. 2 pages.

FORBES, J. Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment, reference on file, 14 pages, List 36.

FORBES, J. Aug.  Swan Hill, 1860, for promotion, gives employment history, 6 pages, List 25.

FORBES, Robert, Hawthorn, 1858.  Formerly in Irish Constabulary, superannuated out, has a wife and six children, 2 pages, List 6.

FORBES, T.J., Melbourne, for chief clerk law offices, seven years manager of Deeds Branch, 3 pages, List 5.

FORBES, Thomas John, 1856, in Chief Sec’s office, for promotion, 2 pages, List 40.

FORREST, Herbert, Cairns, Qld., applied for police force in 1915; has served in Qld police, 21 years.  1 page, List 44.

FORREST, Montray [?] Melbourne, 1858, has been employed in Census Department, seeks another position, reference on file, 4 pages, List 14.

FORREST, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, has done similar work interstate, 2 pages, List 7.

FORSTER, C., Melbourne, 1856.  Appointed gaoler at Beechworth, he declined taking up position because of the conditions.  Asks another position.  Arrived in colony about 2 yrs previously, had been employed in British civil service, joined mounted police, wounded at Eureka etc.  Series of letters.

FORSTER, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in police force, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

FOSTER, C., Keeper of H.M. Gaol Ballarat, 1858; for appointment as deputy sheriff, 2 pages, List 5.

FOSTER, George, Taradale, 1859, for Bailiff, petition from residents in support on file, 10 pages, List 18.

FOTHERINGHAM, B.J., Geelong, 1857, for a clerkship; is the son of an army officer.  4 pages, List 3.

FOTHERINGHAM, R.J., Melbourne, 1858, son of a Colonel in the British Army, 3 pages, List 41.

FOULKE, C.D., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 28.

FOX, James, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 4 pages, List 8.

FOX, Thomas, Bombala, NSW, 1861, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment as Police Magistrate for border district, 6 pages, List 26.

FOX, William Henry, Castlemaine, 1856, for collector of electoral lists for Castlemaine district.  Second letter details his actions and asks for same position following year. 4 pages, List 2.

FRAMPTON, Charles, Amherst, 1857; for Chinese Interpreter, has acted in that capacity before.  Unflattering comment on file.  12 pages, 1857.  CONNECTION FOUND

FRANKS, J.E.F., Collingwood, 1856, for employment in Houses  of Parliament or elsewhere, has been a Tide Waiter in Customs Dept, but discharged due to reductions in the department.

FRANKS, J.E.F., [no address] 1856, previously applied for employment as messenger at Parliament House, asks if he has been successful.

FRANKS, J.E.F., Melbourne, 1857, is temporary messenger at Parliament House, but salary is ‘totally inadequate’, has a wife and three children, seeks permanent employment elsewhere.  2 pages,  List 2.

FRASER, Alexander, Smythes Creek, 1857, for a clerkship, is a Scottish Writer or Attorney, university educated, son of Hugh of Co. Haddington, gives detailed account of his involvement in Eureka.  5 pages, List 3.

FRASER, Hugh, Castlemaine, 1853, has worked on railways in Scotland and England, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

FRASER, James S.M., Ballarat, 1857; for Warden on the goldfields, is a nephew of Major General Sir Alexander Woodford.  6 pages, List 3.

FRAZER, John P., Richmond, 1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House, second letter requests return of testimonials.

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

FRICKER, G.C., Collingwood, 1857.  Letter addressed to T.T. a’Beckett, begging for employment for sake of wife and child, formerly in his employ, 6 pages, List 36

FRICKER, G.C., Ararat, 1859; Judge Langton Clarke recommends him for Crier there, 4 pages, List 18.

FRIEND, F.R., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FRIPP, G., Metro Police, Lewisham, London England, applied to join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 49.

FRIZZELL, John, Williamstown, 1860, for employment, copy of reference on file, 3 pages.  Another letter on same subject, 2 pages,  List 19.

FRYER, Alfred, North Melbourne, 1858, for messenger at the Supreme Court, was clerk to a London barrister, 2 pages, List 37.

FURNISS, Thomas, Collingwood, 1857, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 38.

FURNISS, Thomas, Fitzroy, 1862, formerly in service, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 28

FYNMORE, James A., Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 26.

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GAITSKELL, W., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

GALBRAITH, Hugh, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, for Kilmore district, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

GALBRAITH, James, Cathcart, for Coroner at Pleasant Creek, 2 pages, List 21.

GALBRAITH, James, Ararat, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 27.

GALE, E.B., Collingwood, 1857, as messenger at Parliament House, reference from Alfred ROSS on file.  4 pages,  List 2.

GALLAGHER, J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, has served in Customs Department, 3 pages, List 4.

GALLWEY, Morgan, Melbourne, 1862, two letters and reference, 10 pages, List 28.

GALLWEY, Morgan, Melbourne, 1862, resigned as Bailiff, seeks another position, three letters, 10 pages, List 34.

GANE, James, Beechworth, 1859, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 18.

GARDINER, Wilton, Prahran, 1853, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 15.

GARDNER, Henry, Emerald hill, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, names referees, 2 pages, List 40.

GARRATT, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1856, for assistant Bailiff, father was bailiff to Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, 1 page, List 40.

GARVEY, Thomas, Perth, applied to join police force in 1912.  2 pages, List 48.

GASKILL, Lacy, Heathcote, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

GASKILL, Lacy, Tarnagulla, 1860, for employment, has been employed in a lawyer’s office, reference on file, 3 pages, List 25.

GASQUOINE, Samuel, Maryborough, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

GATES, Charles Samuel, Carlton, 1861, Irish, for employment, 3 pages, List 31.

GAUNT, James R., Melbourne, 1852, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 13

GAUNT, John M., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act for his brother James of Ballarat.  4 pages, List 4.

GAUNT, William H., Indigo, 1858, is Warden and Police Magistrate there.  Requests to be transferred to staff of department as injured in accident, 4 pages, List 5.

GAUNT, William H., Chiltern, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 3 pages, List 32.

GEDDES, Thomas, Kew, employed in Lunacy Department in 1912, would like to transfer to police force.  2 pages, List 49.

GEORGE, Joseph, Brunswick, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

GETTINGS, M., Beechworth, asked in 1907 if brother Nicholas who applied for the police force and was rejected, could be reconsidered.  3 pages, List 44.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1854, for curator of the new public library.  2 pages.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1856, for Curator of the Public Library, 2 pages, List 40.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1858, for analyst position, two letters, reference on file, 6 pages; further letter, 3 pages, List 37.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1859, for chemical analyst position, was assistant to late Dr. Maund, copy of reference on file; identical letter further on, 4 pages each, List 22.

GIBBS, Robert, Castlemaine, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

GIBSON, Edward, Geelong, 1854.  Encloses copies of numerous references from insurance companies in England; has been disappointed ‘in the success of the Undertaking which induced me to leave England’.  28 pages.

GIBSON, John L.D., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Crowlands, 2 pages, List 8.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, family from Dublin, copies of references on file, 15 pages, List 18.

GIBTON, Robert, A.B., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages; another letter, 2 pages, List 19.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for a permanent position, 2 pages, List 20.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1861, for any vacancy, two letters and reference on file, 4 pages, List 31.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 27.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, several letters re promotion, 10 pages, List 28.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, two letters re employment, 5 pages, List 29.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, series of letters re employment, 13 pages, List 29.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for permanent employment, employed temporarily, 2 pages, List 30.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1863, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Sale; reference on file.  4 pages, List 35.

GILBERT, William B., Melbourne, 1856, for Police Court position, arrived 1850, gives employment background, 3 pages, List 40.

GILBERT, William B., Melbourne, 1856, application for shorthand writer for Parliament House, refers to previous letter.

GILBERT, William B., Argus Office, Melbourne, 1857, for position in shorthand writers department; is parliamentary reporter, spent five years in South Australia, details activities there.  Two letters and confidential comment.  10 pages, List 2.

GILBERT, William B., Argus Office, Melbourne, 1857; for position as assistant librarian, 3 pages, List 3.

GILDAY, M.A., Piggoreet, applied to join police force in 1908; 28 years.  2 pages, List 45.

GILHOLEY, Stephen, Toronto, Canada, applied to join police force in 1911; in force there.  2 pages, List 48.

GILL, Henry, Belmont, 1862, for a clerkship, formerly in government employment, 3 pages, List 26.  Another letter, 2 pages, List 26.

GILLAM, Arthur, wrote in 1916, is in Tasmanian police force and seeks employment in Victorian force; copies of references on file.  11 pages, List 43.

GILLESPIE, L.J., Upper Freestone, Warwick, Qld., applied for police force in 1913, formerly in force there; 36 years.  2 pages, List 47.

GILLIGAN, Bernard, 1856, for employment as night watchman or door keeper at Parliament House, testimonial on file.

GINGELL, F., Castlemaine, 1862, two letters seeking employment, 5 pages, List 29.

GINN, Thomas L., South Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service, List 1.

GINN, Thomas L., South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 8 pages, List 7.

GLASER DE ST. WILLEBRORD, E., Sydney, 1857, for Chinese Protector for Owens District, letter in French and English.  3 pages,  List 2.

GLASSFORD, Matthew, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 7 pages, List 7.

GLAYSTEIN, Tilman W.  Nth Melbourne, 1855, architect, surveyor and artist, German, speaks several languages. 2 pages.

GLAZEBROOK, Thomas,  Nth Melbourne, 1857.  Is out of employment, has a large and helpless family to support. 3 pages.

GLEESON, Daniel, Melbourne, 1858, for messenger position, 2 pages, List 14.

GLEESON, Martin, Port Melbourne, wrote in 1911; is applying for the old age pension, seeks confirmation he was a candidate for the police force in the 1860s, thus confirming age.  4 pages, List 47.

GLEN, James, Colac, 1857, is Inspector of National Schools, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 36

GLENNON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 19.

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

GODFREY, Frederick R., Mount Ridley, 1859, for magistrate’s position, has been twelve years in the colony, 2 pages, List 6.

GODFREY, Maurice, Taradale, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 1 page, List 36

GODFREY, Maurice, Taradale, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

GOLDIE, James J., Port Albert, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 22.

GOLDIE, William, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 4 pages, List 7.

GOODBURN, George, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 4.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1851, for messenger in Colonial Secretary’s dept., is a compositor, unemployed, 27yrs, married, reference from Wm. FORD overseer of Daily News attached.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, gives background, 3 pages, List 29.

GOODE, S., Buninyong, 1862, for employment, is Town Clerk, 2 pages, List 29.

GOODLAD, Joseph, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

GOODMAN, John, Benalla, 1857; writes reference for Mr. WORSLEY, Crown Lands Bailiff, whose position is being abolished.  4 pages, List 3.

GOODRICH, Edward, North Melbourne, 1859; for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 6.

GODRICH, Edward, North Melbourne, 1858, has served in Audit office, two letters, 2 pages, List 41.

GOODSIR, Thomas, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is in Customs service, 4 pages, List 4.

GOODWIN, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, late auctioneer, land agent and valuator, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

GOODWIN, William, constable, Leicester, England, 26 years; enquired re joining the Victorian police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 50.

GOODY, T., Vacoas, Mauritius, applied to join police force in 1909, he was in the army there and his future wife’s father JONES lives in Kew.  3 pages, List 46.

GORDON, John H., 1854.  Arrived in 1851, appointed to police force, patrolled Castlemaine goldfields.  Refused to obey drunken superior, dismissed, demands investigation; testimonials on file.  3 pages, List 40.

GORDON, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, offers to undertake management of Board of Enquiry into Penal Dept.

GORDON, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, seeks employment, memorandum re his difficulties.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1856.   For employment under new Electoral Act.

GORDON, Samuel. 1856, offers his services as agent to proceed to England to negotiate mail arrangements.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1857, for Inspector of Schools, has been conducting a school there, details difficulties with some residents. Two letters, 8 pages, List 3.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 7 pages, List 4.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, ‘an impertinent letter’ noted on file.  10 pages, List 4.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1857, for employment, 4 letters, 11 pages, List 36.

GORMAN, Michael, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, List 1.

GORMAN, Robert, Paddington NSW, applied to join police force in 1911, served in London and South Africa.  1 page, List 48.

GOSLETT, Charles Acton, St. Kilda, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

GOSLETT, Joseph, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference from brother gives background, 3 pages, List 7.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1854, for Town Inspector there.  3 pages.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 8.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, 2 pages, List 33.

GOUGH, Alfred Morris, 1851, Melbourne, for appointment as Usher to Legislative Council; petition in support signed by prominent citizens.

GOULDING, R., Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in NSW government employment, 2 pages, List 4.

GOULDING, Richard, Emerald Hill, formerly in government service, resigned due to ill health, seeks re-employment.  3 pages. List 2.

GOVETT, Edward, Hamilton, 1858, for coroner there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 5.

GOY, Robert, Brunswick, 1857, was medical dispenser at Pentridge Stockade, resigned, now seeks another position.  Two letters, 5 pages, List 3.

GRACE, William, Kilmore, 1857, for employment, over 20 years in the colony, 2 pages, List 36.

GRAHAM, M.H.  Melbourne, 1856, recently arrived, 26 yrs, son of an English clergyman, liberal education, speaks several languages, an accountant and bookkeeper.  3 pages.

GRAHAM, Montgomery H., Fryers Town, 1858, was in Marine Artillery in England, ten years on the goldfields, 3 pages, List 37.

GRAHAM, Philpot Curran, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 letters, 7 pages, List 29.

GRANT, Charles James, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Police Magistracy, 2 pages, List 9.

GRANATA, G.B., St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, naturalized Italian, has lived in England for eighteen years, 2 pages, List 4.

GRATTAN, -.  1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 2 pages, List 4.

GRAY, Josiah P., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is a reporter on the local paper, 3 pages, List 12.

GRAY, Josiah P., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 18.

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Maryborough, 1856, for employment in connection with the census.

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Maryborough, 1857, has been four years in the colony, is a graduate of Oxford University, 7 pages, List 4.  CONNECTION FOUND

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Melbourne, 1857, for Warden on the goldfields, 3 pages, List 38.

GREATHEAD, Joseph, Collingwood, 1856, applies for employment on behalf of a deserving old soldier, William GRANT.

GREAVES, William, Sydney; applied to join police force in 1909; had been in Qld. force.  2 pages, List 46.

GREEN, William, Richmond, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, formerly had a large store, but depression in business meant he lost it, has a large family.3 pages, List 2.

GREENE, E.C., Brighton, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonials.

GREENE, E.P., Toohy Vale, Brighton, 1857, has been in colony since 1841, is naturalized, seeks a government appointment.  2 pages, List 2.

GREENE, Octavius Henry, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, father’s letter on file, 3 pages, List 7.

GREENWAY, Francis, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 2 pages, List 7.

GREENWELL, John, Melbourne, 1853, is an engineer/surveyor, 3 pages, List 15.

GREIVE, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 2 pages, List 38.

GREIG, James, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, one from Scotland, 6 pages, List 4.

GRENNAN, James, Melbourne, 1857; late Sergt 88th Regiment, serviced in Crimea, holds several medals, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

GREVILLE, Henry, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, encloses testimonial.

GRIFFITH, John, Richmond, Tasmania, 1859; for employment, is in government employment there, 3 pages, List 22.

GRIFFITHS, James, W. Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 37.

GRIFFITHS, William, Smythes Creek, 1858, for Coroner, native of England, M.D., 5 pages, List 37.

GRIMALDI, Stacey Beaufort, Melbourne, 1860, seeks employment, has been at the diggings.  4 pages, List 21.

GRIMES, Henry, Melbourne, 1853, gives background, is a surveyor, 3 pages, List 15.

GROVER, William A., Melbourne, 1855, printed details regarding his removal from G.P.O., seeks re-employment, 5 pages, List 40.

GROVES, David, Murchison, in 1912 asks if he can transfer from railways to police force.  2 pages, List 49.

GRUBB, Charles, Pentridge, 1856, late quarter master sergeant 64th Regiment, for position as messenger or door keeper at Parliament House; arrived VDL 1844, gives employment history.

GRUNDY, Thomas, Newstead, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 32.

GRYLLS, G.W. Frederick, Brunswick, 1856, for government employment; is a solicitor; references on file.

GUNNING, Alex A.  Collingwood, 1857.  Has been long unemployed, seeks government employment.  2 pages.

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HACKETT, William A. Blakney, Heidelberg, 1859, for employment, testimonials on file, 7 pages, List 8.

HADDEN, Woolsey, St. Kilda, 1862; a recent arrival he seeks employment, and enclosed a reference from Robert Bennett, mayor of Melbourne, 3 pages, List 34.

HALE, Mark, 1858, Post Office, Belvoir, for Clerk of Petty Sessions [almost undecipherable writing] 4 pages, List 41.

HALE, Mark Wentworth, Belvoir, 1857; is postmaster there, seeks another position.  3 pages, List 3.

HALL, Charles H., Melbourne, 1858.  A Captain in the 40th regiment, seeks appointment as Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 6.

HALL, George, Melbourne, was schoolmaster on the Lady Kennaway, 3 pages, List 15.

HALL, W.B., Collingwood, 1858, has worked in Census Office; copies of references on file, including one from Jamaica, 6 pages, List 14.

HALL, W.H., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly an overseer in England, references on file, 7 pages, List 7.

HALPIN, James, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 4 pages, List 38.

HAMILTON, Edward L., Flemington, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, writes from C/E School, Raleigh’s Punt; copy of 1852 reference from Danish Consul in Dublin on file, 4 pages, List 40.

HAMMOND, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, recently arrived, an analytical chemist, 2 pages, List 4.

HANCOCK, Alfred, Collingwood, 1857, a French polisher, has sent for his wife to join him and she is on her way, but he is now out of work, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

HANNAY, James, North Melbourne, 1862, has been unemployed for months, seeks work, 4 pages, List 27.

HARDESS, Charles P., Melbourne, 1862.  Appointed  messenger at the Supreme Court Registry Office in 1852, he protests his dismissal in 1861.  5 pages, List 3.

HARDESS, George, Melbourne1856, for employment as Reader in Legislative Council.

HARDING, Henry, Hobart, 1858, for a clerkship, has been in Tasmanian public service, 1 page, List 14.

HARDING, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, applies for appointment as messenger at Parliament House.

HARDWICK, John K., Melbourne, 1856, previously applied for position in W. Haines’s household, now seeks any government position, 3 pages, List 4.

HARDY, Robert, Port Albert, 1858, for Bailiff, reference on file, 6 pages, List 41.

HARDY, William, 1860, formerly in Engineer in Chief’s Dept of Railways, but after reductions was put off; was a magistrate in NSW and for some years a Commissioner of Crown Lands, 2 yrs in this office, three testimonials enclosed.  7 pages.

HARE, Robert, North Melbourne, 1856, formerly in civil commissariat department, gives details as to background in British army in Africa and Tasmania, 7 pages. List 2.

HARGREAVES, Harry, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Coroner, petition in support from from locals on file, 5 pages, List 17.

HARKIN, Patrick, 1859.  Petition from Melbourne merchants re his good character, 1 page (damaged) List 12.

HARKNIE, Patrick, Collingwood, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 8.

HARKINSON, John.  Prahran, 1857.  Petition seeking financial aid; was employed at Yarra Bend Asylum and injured in accident in 1854; background of case given.  8 pages, List 3.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1857.  For employment as Petty Sessions Clerk there. 3 pages.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, Ballarat, 1857, for clerk of petty sessions there.  4 pages. List 2.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1858, school numbers dwindling reducing his income, for other employment, 3 pages, List 37.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1859, renews application for employment, 7 pages, List 10.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

HARRINGTON, Mary, Castlemaine, 1857, asks her husband’s transfer to another government position, in Melbourne, because of the effect on her health.  4 pages, List 2.

HARRIS, George S.D., Gisborne, 1861, for Coroner’s position, gives qualifications, 4 pages, List 28

HARRIS, Henry, Ballarat, 1857, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, for Assistant Protector of Chinese.  2 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, Edmund, Sandhurst, 1857, for employment, an old resident ‘has taken an active part in political movements there’.  2 pages, List 36

HARRISON, George, Melbourne, 1854.  Lieut. Royal Navy, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  8 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, John, Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine ; lost right hand through an accident some years ago, writes with left hand.3 pages, List 2.

HARRISON, Richard, Collingwood, 1856, for position of messenger at Parliament House, has a large family, formerly over 21 yrs in H.M. service. 3 pages,  List 2.

HARRISON, Richard, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger to Equity Court, is assistant messenger Crown Law offices.  2 pages.

HARRISON, Richard, 1860, for messenger to Equity Court, reason for rejection given.  2 pages.

HARRISON, Richard, Fitzroy, 1860, for messenger, has been in Customs Dept., 2 pages, List 23.

HARRISON, Richard, Melbourne, 1861 is an assistant messenger, for another position, 2 pages, List 26.

HARRISON, William, Wangaratta, 1859, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 5 pages, List 10.

HARRISON, William, Wangaratta, 1860.  Is Bailiff there, but fees are minimal, so seeks increase in salary, 3 pages, List 21.

HART, George William, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, currently employed by Mr. Pitman, testimonial enclosed.  4 pages,  List 2.

HARTWELL, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, works for Corporation of Melbourne, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HARVEY, Mathew, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, has been 3 yrs in local police force, 3 pages, List 2.

HARVEY, Robert M., Melbourne, 1852, is a draftsman, encloses sketch, 3 pages, List 13

HARVEY, Robert M., Buninyong, 1857; for surveyor there, qualified in Scotland.  3 pages, List 3.

HARVEY, Thomas Egerton, Brighton, 1856, formerly in government service, seeks re-employment as collector of electoral rolls, 3 pages, List 4.

HARVEY, Thomas Egerton, Ballarat, 1856, offers his services as collector of the census.

HASLEHAM, Frank Arthur, Ballarat, 1856, for clerk of the bench at Buninyong, 3 pages. List 2

HASLEHAM, Frank, Ballarat, 1857, for re-employment, two letters, 4 pages, List 39.

HAVERFIELD, R.R., Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there.  5 pages, List 2.

HAWKINS, HENRY.  Bendigo, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, forwarded by J. Panton.  3 pages.

HAY, Mr. Letter in support from Edward W…, L’ton; Hay arrived as professor of agriculture, ‘has been scandalously used’.  3 pages, List 2.

HAY, Thomas, Melbourne, recently arrived, an engineer, has 25 years experience, 3 pages, List 13.

HAY, William, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a land owner, 2 pages, List 7.

HAYDEN, Henry, Richmond, 1854, has a large family dependent on him, is an old colonist, seeks government employment.  2 pages.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, held similar position elsewhere, reference on file, 3 pages, List 36.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 8.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 9.

HAYDEN, Margaret, Prahran; has previously applied for housekeeper at Parliament House, has not heard decision, which is given.  3 pages, List 2.

HAYDEN, Margaret Lucy, Prahran, 1856, married, four children, for housekeeper in Parliament House.

HAYDN, Frederic Edward, Nth Melbourne, 1856, for Bailiff of County Court, 1 page, List 40.

HAYES, Frederick M., Melbourne, 1858, has just arrived from England, formerly employed at Manchester, 1 page, List 14.

HAYES, John C., Kilmore, 1862.  Details his background, from teaching in Sligo, working for the Poor Law Commissioners in Dublin, and arrival and work in Western Australia; references from Irish and W.A. people on file, including Gov. Kennedy.  14 pages, List 34.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as door keeper at Parliament House. Brother is Rev. James B. Hayes, Dean of Geelong.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne,1856, for employment under Electoral Act; has been a census taker in Europe and America, 2 pages, List 4.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857, formerly messenger in Council Chambers, dismissed, seeks re-instatement, 5 pages, List 4.

HAYES, Timothy, Ballarat, 1857, for employment there ‘has abstained from all public and political affairs after the eventful period of 1854’.  4 pages, List 36.

HAYNES, George, Richmond, 1854, for government employment, 2 letters.  6 pages.

HAYNES, Michael, Raglan, 1856, barrister, for employment, 1 page, List 40.

HAYNES, Michael, Raglan, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 1 page, List 38.

HAYNES, M., Ararat 1858, a barrister, for deputy sheriff’s position, 2 pages, List 5.

HAYNES, M., Ararat, 1859, two more letters for deputy sheriff’s position, 6 pages, List 6.

HAYNES, M., Ararat, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 24.

HAYS, Thomas, Hawthorn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, for Dundas area, long time resident, 2 pages, List 7.

HAYWARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, is local rate collector, 4 pages, List 4.

HEALES, Richard, Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonials.

HEALEY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 2 pages, List 19.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1856, for re-employment in public service; was in the surveyor general’s department in 1851, subsequently served in police force, but dismissed after quarrel with wife , at one time servant in Melbourne Club etc.  Series of letters, 15 pages. List 2.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 3 pages, List 19.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, reference on file, 6 pages, List 21.

HEDLEY, G.D., Tarraville, 1858, for magistrate, 1 page, List 41.

HEGARTY, William, Donald, applied for police force in 1904; incomplete file.  2 pages, List 46.

HELLICAR, Val, Melbourne, 1857, for position as Audit Commissioner; two letters, 5 pages, List 3.

HELLICAR, Val, Melbourne, 1860, for Curator of Intestate Estates, 3 pages, List 21.

HELSHAM, John James, Longwood, 1859, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 10.

HEMMING, Charles H., E. Collingwood, 1858, for re-employment, ‘no reason to reverse previous dismissal’, 2 pages, List 37.

HEMMING, Charles H., Collingwood, 1858, public servant of 10 years standing, seeks re-employment, gives background, was schoolmaster at Norfolk Island etc.  7 page, List 40.

HENDERSON, J.B., no address, 1852, a surveyor, worked in London and Edinburgh drainage systems, 3 pages, List 13

HENNINGS, W., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, is ‘a young man of education and understanding’, 2 pages, List 4.

HENSHALL, Samuel H. , Melbourne, 1856, seeks employment.

HENTSCHEL, Thedoore, Brunswick, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

HEPBURN, Robert, Fitzroy, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

HEPBURNE, William W., Warrnambool, 1857, was intimate friends with Mr Timmins, Sir Henry Barkly’s brother in law, in the East Indies, two letters, 6 pages, List 39.

HERBERT, Frederick A.,(?) Snake Valley, 1860; for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly held that position, 3 pages, List 19.

HERBERT, Frederick C., Carngham, 1858.  Seeks re-employment, formerly Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kyneton, resigned due to ill-health, gives background, has a wife and four children, 5 pages, List 6.

HERBERT, Frederick C., Carngham, 1859, seeks re-employment, two letters, 5 pages, List 9.

HERON, Meude D., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

HERON, Wiliam T., Fryerstown, 1860, for re-appointment, 3 pages, List 23.

HERON, William T.A., North Melbourne, 1861, for employment, formerly in government service.  Second letter from Tasmania, 6 pages, List 31.

HEWITT, Richard C., Richmond, 1862, father William writes on his behalf, 3 pages, List 28

HICKEY, M.H., Hawthorn, 1858, seeks government employment as his income as a school-master is being reduced.  3 pages, List 14.

HICKS, Johnson, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 20.

HICKS, Johnson, Melbourne, 1860, queries salary to be offered to clerks, 3 pages, List 20.

HICKS, Johnson, Crown Law Offices, 1860, for promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

HIGGINS, William, Geelong, 1862, solicitor, for employment, 2 pages, List 28.

HIGMAN, William, Richmond, 1860, applies for messenger in Attorney general’s office, is currently butler to Mr. Justice Pohlman.  3 pages.

HILDER, Percy Harold, 25 years, Landport, Portsmouth, England, wrote in 1910 for employment in police.  2 pages, List 47.

HILL, Richard, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a relation of Charles J. Pearson of Mt. Ridley, reference from employer on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HILL, Wiliam J., Geelong, for clerkship, formerly with Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, 5 pages, List 17.

HINE, Samuel, Collingwood, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, formerly worked for secretary of the Treasury in London; 3 pages, List 8.

HINTON, Charles Augustus, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 28.

HITCHCOCK, John, acting overseer at Pentridge, 1854.  Has heard that his services will no longer be required, seeks another appointment.  Served in H.M. 11th Regiment; petition from locals in supports.  9 pages, List 3.

HO A SOW/SON, Melbourne, 1857, for interpreter at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 39.

HO A SOW, Ararat, 1861, Chinese interpreter, for position at Ballarat, 3 pages, List 33.

HODGETTS, Edward.  Geelong, 1855, sub inspector of water police, appointed 1852, position reduced, seeks another. 5 pages.

HODGKINSON, G., Emerald Hill, 1858, ‘bought up to the law’ seeks a clerkship, 4 pages, List 4.

HODGKINSON, W.O., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 11.

HODGSON, Charles J., Collingwood, 1858, for analytical chemist, gives professional background, 2 pages, List 40.

HODGSON, Robert B., Studley Park, 1857.  Is the eldest son of John, a Lieut. in the Volunteer Artillery, 31 years, seeks government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

HOGAN, James, Chief Secretary’s Office, 1860, for messenger in Insolvency Office, nearly 3 yrs there.  2 pages.

HOGAN, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, is employment in Chief Secretary’s Office, 3 pages, List 19.

HOGAN, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, reference on file, 3 pages, further letter, 2 pages, List 21.

HOGARTH, James, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as clerk to the local treasury to be established in Gippsland; brother is clerk of the peace there.  References on file.  6 pages, List 40.

HOGARTH, James, Melbourne, 1856 for clerkship, 2 pages, List 40.

HOGARTH, William, writes from Crown Solicitor’s office, 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat, 3 pages, List 4.

HOGARTH, William, Melbourne, 1858, wants to return to Western district service, previously at Alberton, 4 pages, List 40.

HOGG, – Mr., 1852, surveyor, Norman Campbell recommends, 2 pages, List 13.

HOLMES, Robert, Chewton, 1861, is town surveyor, references on file, 3 pages, List 32.

HOLMES, Robert, Chewton, 1861, town surveyor, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, reference on file, 4 pages, List 33.

HOLMES, Robert A., Melbourne, 1853, was a railway engineer/surveyor in Chile, 3 pages, List 15.

HOLWAY, A.M., Footscray, 1860, for re-employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 25.

HOLWAY, A.M., Footscray, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 26.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in government service, including as Chief Constable, 4 pages, List 6.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in government service, 2 pages, List 35.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Footscray, 1859, seeks re-employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 10.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Footscray, 1860, three letters re being re-employed, 10 pages, List 23.

HOLWAY, Ambrose Maurice, Geelong, 1862, two letters re employment, 4 pages, List 29.

HOMAN, Frederick, Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, a surgeon, 2 pages, List 36.

HOMES, Samuel, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1912, seeking to join police force; reference from Joseph L. HUMPHREYS enclosed.  3 pages, List 49.

HONEY, John, Times Office Adelaide, 1857, has read of coal discovery in Victoria, applies for office accountant, had a similar position in England and there.  2 pages,  List 2.

HOOD, G.F. Jacomb, Melbourne, 1853, for assistance surveyor’s position, 3 pages, List 13.

HOOK, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, applies for messenger or other position in Parliament House.

HOOK, Edward, Melbourne, 1859, for messenger in Equity department; testimonials on file, 5 pages, List 11.

HOOK, Edward, Abbotsord, 1862, for messenger, 2 pages, List 34.

HOOKINS, Robert, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

HOOPER, Francis Leopold, Linton, surgeon, gives background, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 27.

HORNE, E.A., Hobart Tasmania, applied for the police force in 1908; has served in South Africa police for 12 years, 32 years.  2 pages, List 45.

HORNE, Robert, Melbourne, 1857; H.S. Chapman confirms his respectability, formerly a gold commissioner, 3 pages, List 4.

HORNE, R.W., Melbourne, 1858, for appointment in post office, was formerly in India post office, 4 pages, List 5.

HORNE, R.W., St. Kilda, 1861, for re-employment, 4 pages, List 32.

HORNE, Robert W., Melbourne, 1861, for re-appointment in service, 2 letters, 9 pages, List 30.

HORNE, W.B., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in British civil service, 4 pages, List 7.

HORSBURGH, James, 1854, late of the Goulburn Aboriginal Station, requests another appointment.  6 pages.

HORTON, Richard H., Richmond, 1856, is a Cambridge S.C.L., the son of a clergyman; seeks government employment.

HORTON, Richard H., Richmond, 1856, for collector of electoral lists for Ovens district, testimonials from G. MacKay, J.P. and John Reid, J.P., Wangaratta enclosed.  4 pages, List 2.

HORTON, Richard H., Kilmore, 1857, for Electoral Registrar.  2 pages, List 3.

HOUGHTON, Dennis D.L., Maldon, 1859; recently married, desperately needs employment,    5 pages, List 6.

HOUGHTON, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, 2 pages.

HOUGHTON, James D., Melbourne, 1857, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 4.

HOUSE, James Charles, Newstead, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 33.

HOWDEN, Charles, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 2 pages, List 39.

HOWES, William C.B., Wallan Wallan, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

HOWITT, A.W., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 31.

HUDSON, John R., Collingwood, 1856, for government employment, formerly orderly to Governor La Trobe and to the police department and recently Collector of Electoral Lists.

HUDSON, John Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

HUGHAN, F.M., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HUGHES, D.T., South Yarra, 1860, for clerkship, previously applied, 2 pages, List 21.

HUGHES, David T., Melbourne, 1859, for employment; arrived with his family in October 1858, is the eldest son, father a solicitor who is ill, 3 pages, List 11.

HUICE, James, Geelong, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

HUITON, Charles A., Melbourne, 1858, engaged in the legal profession in U.K. then West Indies, 3 pages, List 41.

HULME, Edward, Stanley, 1860, seeks employment, has nine children, an unlucky digger, 3 pages, List 24.

HUMFFRAY, J.B., Ballarat, 1857, recommends Mr. HURLY for appointment as Keeper of Powder Magazine. 3 pages, List 2.

HUMPHRIES, Mrs. A.M., Mansfield, wrote in 1917 asking appointment as a policewoman, 29 years.  2 pages, List 42.

HUNTER, Edward, son of Peter and Mary Jane nee GOODING, born Moe 1883; successfully applied to join police force, but police at Romsey, where his father has the Commercial Hotel, give a detailed negative report, and he is not admitted.  References on file.  47 pages, List 44.

HUNTER, Lockhart, Wahgunyah, 1854, for CPS Wangaratta, ‘brought up to the profession of the Law’ is Scottish.  5 pages.

HUNTER, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, resident since 1852, 2 pages, List 7.

HURLEY, Thomas, Buninyong, 1856, application for Keeper of the Powder Magazine at Ballarat, testimonials enclosed.

HURLY, Thomas, Buninyong, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine; series of letters. 11 pages. List 2.

HUSTON, W.K., Creswick, 1859, for coroner, gives medical background; local magistrate gives personal background, had had a drinking problem, 8 pages, some damaged, List 16.

HUTCHINSON, B.W., (M.D.) Beechworth, 1857, for surgeon at Chinese hospital built there, reference from W. DRUMMOND, Chinese Protector, on file.  5 pages, List 3.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph, Morang, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is poundkeeper there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HUTCHINSON, P., Melbourne, 1857, for Coroner, formerly in Warrnambool, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

HUTTON, J.B., Geelong, 1851, is a licensed auctioneer, asks to be appointed government auctioneer for sale of Crown lands.

HUXLEY, Francis James, Carngham, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, some damaged, List 9.

HYLTON, John C., Broadford, 1862, for re-employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 28.

HYSLOP, Henry J., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

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IBBOTSON, Henry Joshua, Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, references on file, 6 pages, List 36

ICK, Edward E., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

IFFLA, S., Melbourne, 1857, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 38.

INGHAM, W.N., Inverleigh, 1861, father was in H.M.’s service, is a school teacher, but salary is insufficient, Irish.  2 pages, List 26.

INGLIS, Thomas, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is rate collector there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

INGMIRE, George, Melbourne, for post office ‘is an aged man … quite unsuited’.  3 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND.

INGRAM, Francis Seymour, Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, references on file, 7 pages, List 22.

INGRAM, Thomas, County Court, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, been there for nearly 9 yrs.  4 pages.

IRVINE, C.I., Superintendent of Penal Establishments in Launceston, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment in Melbourne, gives background.  3 pages. List 2.

IRVINE, Clarence H., Melbourne, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

IRVINE, George, Colac, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, married, 40 years, 2 pages, List 36

IRWIN, Charles, Melbourne Club, 1857, for clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

IRWIN, Jacob, Melbourne, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, is from Dublin; 3 pages, List 8.

IRWIN, John, Melbourne, 1861, for employment; was injured while serving in police force and discharged.  Reference from Chief Commissioner of Police and Police Magistrate of Maldon on file, 7 pages, List 30.

IRWIN, John, Castlemaine, 1861, for employment at Maryborough, formerly in police force (see above) references on file, 9 pages, List 32.

IZOD, -.  Recommended for employment by Geelong Sheriff, 1860, 3 pages, List 24.

IZOD, Joseph, Castlemaine,1856, for appt as deputy bailiff, Castlemaine.

IZOD, Joseph, Castlemaine, 1856, for deputy bailiff, copies of references on file, was a Sheriff’s officer in London, 7 pages, List 40.

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JACKSON, Edward, Browns, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 27.

JAMES, Frederic H., Mt. Blackwood, 1857, arrived from VDL in 1839, formerly in convict department there, gives background, seeks government employment.  5 pages, List 3.

JAMES, John, Templestowe, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act. Copies of testimonials on file, has previously been employed in same position, as collector.

JAMES, John, Templestowe, 1857, for Registrar under Electoral Act; is a brother of Colonel James, R.E.  4 pages, List 3.

JAMES, William H., Melbourne, 1854.  Government Assayer, applies for position for son Thomas Reynolds James, who assisted him in assay work in Ireland.  4 pages, List 3.

JAMES, William H., Mitchell, 1861, acting Clerk of Petty Sessions there, for same position at Omeo, 3 pages, List 33.

JAMIESON, James, Kangaroo Flat Sandhurst, 1856, for registrar of births there.  2 pages,  List 2.

JAMIESON, James, Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, page missing, 4 pages, List 7.

JAMIESON, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Commissioner of the Peace, is secretary of Melbourne Fire Insurance Company, 5 pages, List 35.

JAMIESON, Peter, Melbourne, 1858; father George writes, seeking a clerkship for him, 2 pages, List 14.

JARVIS, Gunner W., 89th Battery, RFA Jullundur, India, wrote in 1911 seeking warder position.  2 pages, List 46.

JENKINS, Edward W., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

JENNINGS, Henry N., Melbourne, 1856, was a temporary clerk before, now seeks clerk’s position in Legislative Council office.  4 pages, List 2.

JEREMY, John.  Melbourne, 1856, applied for any vacancy in Chief Secretary’s Dept, arrived 1853, 3 pages.

JERMYN, David, Belfast, 1859, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 12.

JERROME, Robert, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, six years in the police office, 2 pages, List 38.

JOBSON, Henry, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 6.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Mt Blackwood, 2 pages, List 40.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1859, for government employment, 3 pages, List 9.

JOHNS, R.E., Lamplough, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 20.

JOHNS, RE., 1860, renews application for employment, 5 pages, List 22.

JOHNS, R.E., Lamplough, 1860, several letters, gives background, 8 pages, List 23.

JOHNSON, E., Brighton, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 23.

JOHNSON, Edward, Brighton, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is Collector to the Council, 2 pages, List 20.

JOHNSON, J.G., Daylesford, 1857; for mining surveyor there.  3 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, J., Ballarat, 1857; for Adjutant to Rifle Corps, formerly in 29th and 39th Regiments, gives military career, was a Commissioner of Crown Lands for some years.  4 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, Lexton, 1856, previously offered to form Australian contingent for Crimea, asks current position.

JOHNSTON, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, applies for messenger, Parliament House, formerly in Irish Constabulary, encloses testimonials.

JOHNSTON, William, Horsham, 1859, for Coroner, was M.D. in Belfast Ireland, 2 pages, List 22.

JONES, A.P.  Recommended for a position as Warden on the Goldfields by J.P. Fawkner and others. 3 pages, List 3.

JONES, David F., Argus Office, 1862, for Warden at Crooked River, travelled the district with A.W. Howitt, 3 pages, List 27.

JONES, E.H., Central police station, Bootle, Liverpool, England, applied for police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

JONES, George Jared, Ballarat, 1857, for Bailiffe, reference on file, 2 pages, List 38.

JONES, John B., Maldon, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, is secretary ‘of one of the principal coy’s in this district’.  2 pages, List 33.

JONES, John Wynne, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

JONES, Nathaniel D., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, has a law degree, 3 pages, List 36.

JONES, Robert, Liverpool England; approved for police force in 1911, 28 years, in local force.  2 pages, List 47.

JONES, Robert A., Beechworth, 1857, for clerkship, was in office of Clerk of the Peace at Merionethshire, 2 pages, List 39.

JONES, William, Melbourne, 1858, 16 years with attorney at Hereford as confidential clerk, for Judge’s Associate position.  3 pages, List 41.

JOWERS, Harry St. John.  Melbourne, 1856, seeks government service, has been employed by Melbourne Council.   City Engineer gives reference, Edward Cotton forwards letter on.  8 pages.

JOY, William, Melbourne, 1861, for promotion, is turnkey at the Gaol, 3 pages, List 31.

JUST, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Scottish, arrived 1851, reference on file, 7 pages, List 40.

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KAY, Hannie, Creswick, 1860, local J.P.’s and others petition for him to be appointed Chinese interpreter, he is a half-caste, 3 pages, List 25.

KAY, Hannie, Creswick, 1861, for interpreter, 2 pages, List 31.

KEARINS, Martin James, Bendigo, applied for police force in 1916.  He had enlisted, but was discharged because his three brothers were already fighting overseas, his father was in hospital and he was to look after mother and younger brother.  7 pages, List 43.

KEARNAN, James, Ballarat, 1857, for position as turnkey at the gaol there; petition in support signed by locals.  5 pages.  List 2.

KEARNEY, Arthur, Melbourne, 1857, has had temporary employment in Registrar General’s Department, now seeks a permanent position.  8 pages, List 2.

KEARNEY, Arthur, Melbourne 1858, for a permanent position, lists other employment, 5 pages, List 14.

KEILY, James B., Fitzroy St., 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

KELLAM, H.K., Diggora via Rochester, applied to join police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 45.

KELLAND, Richard, Smythesdale, 1860, for appointment as Coroner there, has a Diploma from the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.  2 pages.

KELLAWAY, William Jnr., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a printer, 3 pages, List 7.

KELLEWAY, Joseph, Rockhampton, 1915, for employment in the police force; has served in the New Zealand force, is 25 years.  2 pages, List 44.

KELLY, George, Fitzroy, 1859, for reinstatement, was retrenched from Land office, 6 pages, List 17.

KELLY, Matthew W., Carlton, applied for the detective force in 1907; 28 years, a bootmaker.  3 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Michael, Melbourne, 1856, served in Irish Constabulary and in South Australian police force, now in business in Melbourne, seeks government employment.

KELLY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

KELLY, William, Temple Court Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Chinese Protector at Melbourne, had experience of the Chinese in California and the Sandwich Islands. 2 pages, List 2.

KELLY, William, Melbourne, 1857.  For employment as Chinese Protector, 3 pages, List 3.

KELLY, William, Melbourne, 1857, for Chinese Protector, has experience in other countries, 4 pages, List 4.

KEMP, Arthur, Melbourne, has been for some years in the colony, well known to most of the leading men here.  3 pages,  List 2.

KEMPSON, H.C., Geelong, 1853, has worked on the Caledonian railway as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

KENNEDY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for night watchman at Parliament House, old colonist, enclosed testimonial.

KENNEDY, Timothy, Hawthorn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, has connections in Tipperary County, 8 pages, List 7.

KENNY, Patrick, Beechworth, 1860, for Bailiff, reference on file, 2 pages, List 21.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857.  Formerly in government service, seeks to be re-employed.  3 pages, List 3.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857, refers to petition he forwarded for compensation, 2 pages, List 4.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857.  Profuse thanks for receiving a gratuity.  3 pages, List 3.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857, file setting out his case, 16 pages, List 36.

KENTISH, S.P.N. [?] Buckland River, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, [some damage] List 10

KENTISH, S.P.N., Buckland, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 16.

KEOGH, -, reference from R. Grice of Melbourne, 1856, was in excise department ‘at home’ has turned C/E and Catholic relatives have disowned him, 1 page, List 40.

KEOGH, J. Recommended by J.P. Hanify of City Police Court, 1860, for re-employment, 3 pages, List 24.

KEOGH, J.M., Melbourne, 1860, for permanent position, 4 pages, List 23.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in government service, 2 pages, List 21.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 22.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 25.

KEOWN, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, 3 pages, List 2.

KERR, Andrew, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor/draftsman, 2 pages, List 13.

KERR, John, Ballarat, applied for police force in 1908; 25 years, served in Victorian Contingent to South Africa etc.  3 pages, List 45.

KESSLER, A., Kimberley, South Africa, applied for police force in 1913. He was colonial born, 19 years.  2 pages, List 47.

KEWLEY, William, Melbourne, 1854, dismissed from post office, seeks reinstatement; formerly in Glasgow post office. 6 pages.

KEWLEY, William, South Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has been previously employed in the Post Office.

KIBBLE, John, Melbourne, 1860, gives employment history, 3 pages, List 25.

KIDBY, Frederick D., 22 years, recently arrived in Perth from England, was in Royal Army Medical Corps; copy of reference on file which shows he had been in South Africa.  For police force, 1907.  3  pages, List 44.

KIDD, George, Northcote.  Applied to join police force in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

KIESER, Caesar, Ballarat, 1857, M.D., for Coroner, 2 pages, List 36.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 37.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1856, an attorney, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, for clerkship at local court, is an attorney, formerly at Geelong.  2 pages,  List 2.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, an attorney, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, bought out a large family from Ireland, 8 of them females, needs employment, 2 pages, List 39.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 8.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1856, offers his services as member of the water supply commission.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1859, for police magistrate, arrived 1839, gives background.  3 pages, List 8.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1859, further application, 2 pages, List 8.

KILMARTIN, Dennis, no address, 1857; seven years in penal department, has heard his salary is to be reduced.  5 pages, List 3.

KING, A.E., police station, Treonely, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, applied for police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 46.

KING, James, Durham Ox, 1857, for Coroner, reference on file, 7 pages, List 36.

KING, James, Durham Ox, 1857, for Coroner, 5 pages, List 39.

KING, James W., New Inglewood, 1860, as Coroner there, 3 pages, List 24.

KING, Johnson George, Adelong, NSW, 1860, for position as second in command of Vic. Exploring Expedition, gives experience, 2 pages, List 25.

KING, Matthias Dupont, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 2 pages, List 7.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 4 pages, List 7.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1857, had acted as bailiff at Heathcote in 1854, seeks another government position  3 pages, List 2.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1857 for bailiff at Dunolly, 2 pages; another letter, including a reference, 3 pages, List 36.

KINLOCH, Arthur, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, has been on waiting list for three years, 4 pages, List 23.

KIRKPATRICK, W.H., no address, 1853, has worked as a surveyor on the Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire’s estates, 2 pages, List 15.

KIRKPATRICK, W.M., c/- Town Hall Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

KIRWAN, Matthew, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has held a similar position.  3 pages. List 2.

KNIGHT, A.S., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

KNIGHT, George W., Melbourne, 1862, for surveyor, was in railways department, 2 pages, List 27.

KNIGHT, J.M., Melbourne, 1856, for magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

KNIGHT, William, Geelong, 1857, was foreman to tailor there, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 4.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat 1859, for Bailiff, has been acting as deputy, 2 pages, List 12.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat, 1859, Judge Langton Clarke recommends him for Bailiff.  6 pages, List 18.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat, 1860, for Bailiff, 1 page, List 23.

KNOX, Henry Torrens, Melbourne, 1859, for government employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 6.

KNOX, Henry Torrens, Melbourne, for employment, references on file, gives background, 6 pages, List 18.

KNOX, Holles, Melbourne, 1859, for Magistracy, 3 pages, List 8.

KRUGER, Frederick, c/- James Egan’s station Majors Line near Kilmore.  Has been engaged as a tutor there for Egan’s children, re-applies for government employment, 1849.

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LAGOE, William Harrington, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

LAMB, John, Melbourne, 1858; has been in Immigration Office since 1852, but is being retrenched, seeks another position, 4 pages, List 14.

LAMBERT, Stanton, Richmond, 1861, for employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 30.

LA MOILE, F.  Geelong, 1856, for appointment as commissioner of gold fields.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1858, barrister, for appointment as Crown Prosecutor, 3 pages, List 6.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1859, for a Crown Prosecutor’s position, 2 pages, List 11.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1860, barrister, for appointment as Reviving Barrister there.  3 pages.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1861, barrister, two letters, 5 pages, List 31.

LANE, Edward D., Castlemaine, 1857, married, 35 years, reference on file, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 4 pages, List 4.

LANE, Edward.  Queenscliffe, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36

LANE, Edward.  Wife Catherine writes in 1860, pleading that he may be re-instated to his position as Clerk of Petty Sessions at Queenscliffe, for the sake of their children, 4 pages.  Telegram from him re paperwork.  2 pages.  Letter from wife Catherine re his dismissal etc., 13 pages, List 23.  Letter seeking re-admission, 3 pages, Board of Enquiry into his conduct, correspondence etc., 37 pages, List 24.

LANE, George, 1862, for promotion, references on file, 6 pages, List 28.

LANE, J.P., Bacchus Marsh, 1859, a doctor, copies of printed testimonials on file, for coroner’s position there, 4 pages, List 6.

LANE, John, Gisborne, 1861, for Court Keeper and Bailiff, 2 pages, List 32.

LANGAN, T., Mellbourne, 1860, married, has six children, reference on file, 5 pages, List 28.

LANKENAN, Charles D., Collingwood, 1860, for crier county court, formerly employed in customs department, 32yrs, married, 4 children.  2 pages.

LANKENAU, Charles D., Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, previously in Customs Dept.

LANSDOWN, William, Pentridge, 1851, for clerk of the Bench to be formed there.  Has been about 15 yrs in the Colonies, in Launceston was clerk to solicitors and then Henry Reed, arrived Melbourne 1839, worked for G.A. Robinson, then tutor to Protector Parker’s family etc.

LANSLEY, William Neale, Ararat, 1860; is Sheriff’s officer, seeks another appointment, 5 pages, CONNECTION FOUND

LAPHAM, Samuel, Clerk of Petty Sessions Kilmore, previously Superintendent on Maria Island, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  7 pages, List 2.

LAPHAM, Samuel, Clerk of Petty Sessions Kilmore, 1856, for re-appointment as Stipendiary Magistrate, 4 pages, List 40.

LAPHAM, Samuel.  James Yelverton Wilson writes on his behalf, is deputy sheriff at Portland, formerly in Van Dieman’s Land government service, 2 pages, List 40.

LARKIN, F., Pleasant Creek, 1860.  Local solicitor writes on his behalf, needs employment, is 37 years.  3 pages, List 24.

LARKIN, John F., 1858, is a trained teacher of the Irish National Board, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 5.

LARRITT, Philip, Melbourne, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, 3 pages, List 13.

LARRITT, Richard W., Melbourne, 1853, arrived 1849, gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

LASCELLES, Henry, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

LASCELLES, Thomas A., Geelong, 1857, for employment in Parliament House.  7 pages, List 3.

LATCHFORD, Robert, North Melbourne, 1856, for position at Parliament House, served twelve years in public service in Ireland. 3 pages, List 2.

LATCHFORD, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, has been a clerk in Ireland.

LATHAM, William P., Yan Yean, 1856, for position in Parliament House, details background.  8 pages, List 2.

LATHAM, William Pennefather, Whittlesea, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 36.

LATHAM, William Pennefather, Whittlesea, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

LAURIE, Alexander, Portland, 1851, for Inspector of Denomination Schools,

LAVENDER, C.W., 1855, References from Attorney General’s Office and Solicitor General’s Office, both in Hobart, 3 pages, List 40.

LAVENDER, W.  Melbourne, 1857, for employment, formerly in government employment in Tasmania, 3 pages, List 38.

LAWRENCE, James, Geelong, 1857, M.D., brother in law is Robert Thomson of Gippsland, reference from Duke of Richmond on file, 5 pages, List 4.

LAWRENCE, James D., Camperdown, 1858, for Coroner, 3 letters, 3 pages, List 41.

LAWRENCE, James P., Camperdown, 1859, for coroner at Colac, 2 pages, List 16.

LAWSON, W.W., Staff Sgt. H.T. Corps, Ulllundur, India; applies to join police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 50.

LAWTON, Leslie H., Tumut, Murrumbidgee, 1854, had a letter from J.V.L. Foster’s mother. 6 pages.

LAYARD, James, St. Kilda, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 8.

LAYARD, L.F., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 8.

LEAHY, Richard, Melbourne, 1856, for any government employment. 2 pages.

LECKY, Jacob, Melbourne, 1857, for Warder, was employed as such in Londonderry, Dr. Walter L. Richardson writes on his behalf, 5 pages, List 4.

LE CREN, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

LEE, Henry, Smythesdale, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Linton, is a J.P., 2 pages, List 21.

LEETHEM, Thomas, Williamstown, 1853; gives background, is a marine surveyor, 6 pages, List 15.

LEETHEM, Thomas, Williamstown, 1853; for a marine surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

LE GOULD, Louis, South Yarra, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 20.

LEMPRIERE, F.R.  Tootgarook, 1860, requests reply to his application for re-appointment as clerk Petty Sessions, wrongly removed from service.  2 pages.

LEMPRIERE, F.R., Melbourne, 1861, seeks re-instatement, two letters, 5 pages, List 32.

LENNON, David, Melbourne,  1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

LE PLASTIER, H.H., Melbourne, 1857, two identical letters, 3 pages, List 39.

LESLIE, A.J., Melbourne, for employment, 3 pages, List 10.

LE SOUEF, A., Melbourne, 1856, for position as Serjeant at Arms at Parliament House; testimonial on file.

LE SOUEF, C.H.  Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Serjeant at Arms or other employment; has been engaged in pastoral pursuits with his brother, but medical advice said he had to leave the Goulburn area.  Has been nearly twenty years in the Colony, speaks French and German.

LE SOUEF, W., Melbourne, 1854, for employment for John Morton, seriously wounded in attack on the private gold escort.

L’ESTRANGE, Guy T.H.  Williamstown, 1857; warder on hulk, but service is to be dispensed with; seeks another position.  4 pages, List 3.

LEVEY, George Collins, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

LEVITT, John N., Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship, is ‘not my intention to take part in any political matters for some time to come.’  3 letters, 6 pages, List 41.

LEWIS, Charles J., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 10 pages, List 7.

LEWIS, George, Collingwood, 1856, for employment at Parliament House; formerly employed in Treasury Dept.

LEWIS, George, Richmond, 1858, formerly in the service, retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 14.

LEWIS, George, wrote from Curepipe Camp, Mauritius in 1917, seeking to join police force; he was 31 years, married, formerly with New Scotland Yard; references on file.  2 pages, List 42.

LEWIS, John, Melbourne, 1856, late employed as messenger at the Legislative Council, discharged on false accusation, now seeks to be re-employed.  5 pages, List 2.

LEWIS, J. Kenrick, Mansfield, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 34.

LIARDET, Frederick Evelyn.  1851, Seeks to be employed to look after jetty at the Beach and to form a kind of coast guard.

LIARDET, Hector Evelyn, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

LIARDET, W. Evelyn, Brighton, 1857.  Two letters, seeking appointment as Collector of Electoral Roll there.  4 pages, List 3.

LIGAR, Charles W., Melbourne, 1857; late Surveyor of New Zealand, offers his services, 5 pages, List 3.

LIGHTFOOT, J.G., Sale, 1854, asks reply to his application for clerkship on Ovens goldfield. 3 pages.

LIGHTFOOT, John, Sale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

LIMM, S.T., Komgha, Cape Colony, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1908.  3 pages, List 45.

LINDSAY, William, Geelong, 1857, is an old colonist, reported a coal field in area some years ago, now seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

LINDSELL, W.  Melbourne, 1856, formerly clerk to Bench at Buninyong, resigned, now seeks another appointment.  4 pages.

LINDSELL, W., Melbourne, 1856, for reappointment in public service.

LINKLATER, Thomas Hunter, Collingwood, 1859; sad story of being injured while in government employ and medical malpractice resulting in his leg being amputated, seeks employment, 6 pages, List 12.

LLOYD, John C., East Melbourne, 1860, in colony 7-8 years, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 24.

LLOYD, Thomas, Melbourne, 1862, for permanent position as a messenger, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

LLOYD, Thomas W., Collingwood, 1861, formerly messenger, retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 26.

LOCKE, Alfred, Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, 1 page, List 14.

LOCKE, William.  Recommended for Commissioner of Audit by John Goodman of Melbourne, 1857.  2 pages, List 3.

LOCKHART, Norman P., Tallandoon Station, 1856, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 7 pages, List 7.

LONDON, F.R., Geelong, 1858, for messenger for insolvency court there, 2 pages, List 5.

LONEGAN, D.J., Melbourne, 1860, for clerkship, has a large family, 2 pages, List 24.

LOOKER, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

LOTHERINGTON, W.J., Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 40.

LOTHERINGTON, W.J., Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

LOTHERINGTON, N.J., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 39.

LOUGHNAN, J.M., Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, forced to leave India because of climate, held a commission in Bengal Cavalry and adjutant at Fort William Calcutta etc., speaks several languages.

LOVE, Mary, St. Kilda, applied for position as court house cleaner in 1891.  2 pages, List 42.

LOW, Joseph, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  He is managing agent of the Immigrants Aid Society.  4 pages, List 3.

LOWE, Josiah A., Melbourne, 1858, was a shipping clerk at Liverpool, 3 pages, List 14.

LOWE, W.M., Collingwood, 1856, for employment as messenger or porter at Parliament House, formerly storeman in Colonial Stores Dept.

LOWE KONG MENG, 1854, offers his services as Chinese Interpreter, 4 pages,

LOWTHER, George, Ingwood, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 2 pages, List 32.

LUBY, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, gives employment details, 2 pages, List 21.

LUPTON, George, Melbourne, 1862, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions position, in police force, father was Rev. James Lupton of Westminster Abbey, 7 pages.  Another letter from Sandhurst, protesting a low rate of pay, 9 pages, List 26.

LYALL, James, Melbourne, 1856, is a clerk in Central Roads Board, seeks a similar position in Parliament House, testimonials on file.  4 pages.

LYNAR, James A., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; father a clergyman there, reference from Ireland on file, 4 pages, List 4.

LYNCH, Denis, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

LYNCH, William, Melbourne, 1856, for position in office of Court of Petty Sessions; arrived 1852, reply to G. Lynch, Sheriff’s Office, 2 pages, List 40.

LYNN, Adam Loftus.  Ballarat, 1856, for appointment as deputy sheriff there, a solicitor, has resided at Ballarat for about 3 yrs. 2 pages

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CADMAN, W.H., Huntly, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1902, asking if Harry ALLCOCK was in Melbourne; his daughter has been deserted by him.  7 pages, List 43.

CAFFREY, David, ex Sgt R.I.C., Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1913 re siblings William, Joseph and Elizabeth, born Carnaveagh, Co Cavan, not heard from for 28 years.  Not found.  9 pages, List 63.

CAHILL, Miss Mollie, of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1913 re her uncle James Cahill, born in 1854 and formerly of Mallow, who went to Melbourne years ago, also her sister Mrs TRACEY. Police find James served in the Victorian police force, but left in 1879 and can’t be located. 8 pages, List 12.

CAIN, James, sought by nephew Thomas Cain Jnr, Syracuse, New York, USA in 1910, on behalf of his father.  He was Irish, shipwrecked c50 years ago, would be c70 years.  Various James Cains contacted, but no relation.  13 pages, List 41.

CAINE, W.C.  American Consul in Melbourne forwards letter from Caine, of Chicago Illinois, 1905, re his uncle John Caine, thought to have been murdered ‘in the early days of the colony’.  His father James H. Caine was John’s only brother, and they had lived in Newport, Mayo, Ireland.   Report gives early history of European settlement in Victoria, and concludes that the person meant is probably John KEANE a shepherd, whose body was burnt in an attempt to hush up his murder.  18 pages

CAINES, William Richard, sought by Walter E. GREGORY of Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1897, on behalf of English friends.  He was born in 1842 in Poole, Dorsetshire England, parents were Harry and Susan.  Last heard of in 1877.  Found.  20 pages, List 35.

CAINEY, Joseph, of Parlie Scotland, wrote in 1918 re his son Michael, last heard from in Echuca seven years ago, would be 28 years of age. Not found. 13 pages, List 13.

CALLAGHAN, Winifred M., of New York City U.S.A., wrote in 1892 re her brothers Michael and James FLEMING, born Loghstown, Blessingtown, Co. Wicklow, who left there about 26 years ago, and were last heard of in Melbourne.  2 pages. List 2.

CALLAHAN, John, Troy, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re Edward and Mark SHEEHY, brothers, last heard of in Melbourne c10 years ago.  The enquiry was on behalf of their sisters Bridget and Mary, the latter his mother.  Found.  5 pages, List 44

CALLIHAN, Mrs P. of Sacramento California wrote in 1898 re her son Eugene, missing for eleven years. 1 page, List 11.

CAMERON, Robert, and sister Mrs Ann STEEDS, left Scotland c1855 for Melbourne, along with Rev. Ronald RANKIN and Rev. Angus McDONALD, Catholic priests.  Information on them was sought in 1901 by Charles S.M. Cameron, Boston Mass, USA.  Robert and his brother Allan were seaman, born Fort William, Inverness.  21 pages, List 40.

CAMERON, Robert, wrote from Vancouver British Columbia in 1917 re his brother Alexander, last heard of 24 years ago in Melbourne. He was a builder and carpenter, a native of Greenock Scotland, and had two children, Donald and Lizzie. Police report he had died, but locate his son in Western Australia. 10 pages, List 6.

CAMM, Alfred B. of Hornsey London England writes in 1914 re Gordon BRAWN who was engaged to his daughter and was in the Australian Imperial Force.  5 pages.

CAMMACK, Miss Ada, of Fairfield Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re William CAMMACK, who left England many years ago, is aged c76 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.

CAMPBELL, Alexander wrote from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in 1892 re his uncle Donald CAMPBELL, a native of near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, who emigrated to Australiac1860 and married a wealthy widow.  2 pages.  List 2.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Carrie, Centralia, Illinois USA, wrote in 1908 asking police to find her only child Clarence TISDALE, last heard of in 1907 when with the Fisk Jubilee Singers.  Newspaper photo of him on file; found.  4 pages, List 59.

CAMPBELL, J., Bombardier No. 2993, 51st Battalion, wrote from England in 1918.  He had been overseas for 3 years, and been wounded; reports that his wife in Albert Park has been sent a blackmailing letter about her behaviour and asks police to investigate.  She makes statement that she was involved in the Hedley Jones divorce case.  7 pages, List 50.

CAMPBELL, James, solicitor, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland wrote in 1914 re Robert HERDMAN, who left there as a ship’s steward in 1892 and hadn’t been heard from since.  He was presumed dead, but is now believed to be alive, and as such is entitled to a share of his late father’s estate.  16 pages.

CAMPBELL, John Lawrence, architect and civil engineer, sailed from Antwerp 1891.  His wife Agnes has heard nothing since and is left with five children to support.  He was aged 40 years, and Scotch.  She wrote from Bishopston, Bristol, England in 1892.  2 pages, List 2.

CAMPBELL, John Thomas, sought by father Thomas of Winchombe, Gloucestershire in 1898.   He sent money for his return but he hasn’t arrived.  Found in Eaglehawk.  8 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Katherine, daughter of Frank and Sarah nee DOUGHERTY, born Co. Sligo Ireland, transported for stealing c1857; sought by sibling James/Jane  Campbell of Mornoyuck [?], Philadelphia USA in 1895. [writing difficult to read]  2 pages, List 29.

CAMPBELL, Ronald, Bank of New Brunswick, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, wrote in 1913 re his brother Hector, c70 years.  Not found.  15 pages, List 73.

CAMPBELL, Roderick.  Wrote from Sydney in 1910, applying to join police force.  He had just arrived from Scotland, was 26yrs old, and enclosed copies of references form Rev. Angus FIDDES and Rev. R. MacKENZIE, both of Isle of Skye.  3 pages, List 18.

CAMPBELL, Webb, sought by father Captain S.W. Campbell of Ashland, Wisconsin USA in 1913.  He served in the 3rd Regiment during the Spanish American War.  42 years.  Poster on file includes photo.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

CAMPBELL, Mrs William, of Dumbarton Scotland, wrote in 1912 re William KERR, who left Co. Antrim Ireland c30 years ago for the Darling River, but was later in Melbourne or Sydney. All William Kerr’s in directory checked, but none at the correct person. 13 pages, List 15.

CANCARE, Giuseppe, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1914. He arrived February 1913, is a marble worker and decorator, aged c21 yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7 .

CANE, Elizabeth (or SPENCE) sought by Mary DOHERTY, Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1900.  No other details given; not found.  2 pages, List 38.

CAPLES, John, 71 years, found dead at Bendigo in 1912.  In 1913 nephews John RYAN, Thurles, Ireland and Michael Ryan, Limerick, Ireland sought details of his estate.  14 pages, List 64.

CARE, Mrs Ada, and 2 sons Leslie and Bert BROACH, left Manchester England in 1912 and came to Melbourne.  They had purchased a piano on hire purchase from J.A. CROSS of Manchester and bought it with them.  In 1914 Cross claims they had not paid it off and seeks police help in getting payment.  Albert Broach maintains they had paid about a third of it off, and will pay the rest when he inherits money from the estate of the late Ann Broach, but Cross says this is not true.  8 pages, List 31

CAREY, E.W. British Consulate-General, San Francisco, wrote in 1905 in response to request from Victorian police, providing a confidential report on E.W. Carey, sometimes HUELIN, who was now believed to be in Honolulu. His wife Marion was in England. Lydia SALVANA mentioned; file is incomplete. 3 pages, List 15.

CAREY, Fanny, Palmerston North, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband James Joseph’s relatives.  He was the son of Patrick and Margaret, who were farmers at Panmure near Warrnambool; they had 8 children.  Has heard nothing from them for 25 years.  8 pages, List 53.

CAREY, William, sought by sister Mrs Sarah H. WILSON, Philadelphia UA in 1907.  He was married and his three children were named Thomas, Isaac and Christine.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

CARLAND, Thomas P., wrote from Philada, [Philadelphia?] Penns., USA in 1895 re uncle and three cousins, Robert, William, Elizabeth and Mary Jane AULL.  2 pages, List 28.

CARLTON, Andrew. Governor Genera’s office forwards letter from Mrs. Carlton of Liverpool England in 1919 re her husband Andrew Carlton, last heard of in Melbourne. He uses the name Thomas BURNS. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

CARMINE, Joseph, born New Zealand, suicided at Jumbunna in 1899.  Sister Mrs T.M. SWAFFORD and brother L. Carmine, both in NZ, seek details.  16 pages, List  36.

CAROLAN, Myles, constable, Dublin Metro Police, asked if he could transfer to Victoria police in 1910.  He had 10 years’ experience, was 30 years old.  3 pages, List 41.

CARR, Frank, ‘champion window dresser of the world’ deserted wife Ida L. and children in Brooklyn and ran off with Ida Van Voorhis (?).  In 1900 wife wrote seeking his whereabouts, believed he may have committed bigamy.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

CARSON, Mrs. Ellen of Toronto Canada, wrote in 1918 re her brother John W. LYNN, last heard from in Melbourne. He was going to return to Canada, but has never arrived. Found by police. 4 pages. List 6.

CARSON, John.  Cathcart Parish Council Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1914 seeking information.  They have been supporting his wife and family for six months and want him to send maintenance.  Found.  5 pages, List 31.

CARSON, Mrs. Louisa. Royal Irish Constabulary’s Office, Dublin, wrote in 1899 for a report on her character; she gets a pension. 5 pages, List 17.

CARTER, Miss A., of Northwich, Cheshire England, wrote in 1913 re her brother William Henry, who left for Australia in 1906 on account of his health, and was last heard from in 1908. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

CARTER, Henrietta M., Worthing, Sussex, wrote in 1904 re her brother Frederick M. LAKER and wife Amy, who haven’t replied to her letters for some years.  Found.  5 pages, List 49.

CARTER, T.A., of Cambridgeport, Mass., USA, wrote in 1893 re William CARTER, who went to Melbourne in 1852.  1 page, List 3.

CARTER, William Absalom, eldest son of late Martin Carter of Staffordshire, wrote from Digbeth, Walsall, England, in 1904, re Thomas POWELL who married his oldest sister Isabella, and was once in the police force.  Names two other sisters, Matilda and Mary Ann.  5 pages, List 22.

CARVER, Frederick, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1916 re the death of his brother William, who had boarded with the DALLING family at Parkville for many years; they refuse to hand over his property.  6 pages, List 53.

CARY, Mrs Mary, of Buffalo New York State USA wrote in 1894 re her brother Dan MORRISSY, a baker.  15 pages, List 4A.

CASE, Mrs Sophia, Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in 1905 seeking her brother Henry Howard EDGAR, c50 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 46.

CASOLI, Florindo, sought by nephew Joseph P. CASOLY, San Francisco USA in 1910; native of Ticino Switzerland.  4 pages, List 64.

CASS, Denis, wrote from Calean, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1901 re brothers Edward and John; former had been a teacher.  Found.  5 pages, List 40.

CASSELLS, William, sold gold in Ballarat in 1911; claimed came from New Zealand where he had been working in a mine, but this is disproved.  He returned to New Zealand to his father in law McFARLANE before police could take action.  12 pages, List 68.

CATHERALL, Samuel, wrote from Chester in 1899 re his father of the same name, who left his wife and four children in 1860 for Australia, and was to send money, but never did.  He has heard his father has another family, and wants to charge him with a criminal offence.  8 pages, List 36

CAUSLEY, William.  Wrote from Thames New Zealand in 1899 re woman who ‘took up with Christian Israelites’ and left there with a preacher named TRIMMER, a former baker who had a wife and family.  Police find she was pregnant.  8 pages, List 23.

CAVANAGH, Owen J., of Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1908 re his relative Mrs. Elizabeth KAVANAGH, who was born Cory, Co. Wexford and was last heard of in Melbourne. He writes on letterhead of Marine Firemen, Oilers and Watertenders Benevolent Association. Police report she has died. 4 pages, List 10.

CAVANAUGH, Patrick and James, sought by brother John of Lincoln, Ill., US in 1898, last heard of 30 years ago when James was at Castlemaine.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

CAVENAGH, Eugene, died Medan, Sumatra in 1896, formerly jockey.  In 1900 Consul General for the Netherlands asks police to find relatives – brother Patrick found after extensive search.  38 pages, List 38.

CAVANAGH, Patrick Allen.  Information sought by solicitors in 1900, acting for estate of Eugene Cavanagh who died in 1896.  Traced through Qld and details given, but not found.  Letter to Annie REILLY, Qld on file.  16 pages, List 39.

CHADWICK, Walter Steele, owes maintenance on wife and two children in Macclesfield, Cheshire England.  Chief Constable wrote in 1911.  Found.  8 pages, List 68.

CHAMBERLAIN, John William, sought by mother Emily Ann, Dorset Square, London in 1917; 25 years, left for Adelaide in 1912 and last heard of in Victoria.  Found.  14 pages, List 50.

CHAMBOISSIER, Pascal, wrote from Algeria in 1900, asking police to inform Pierre Chamboissier that his mother had died.  4 pages, List 18.

CHAPMAN, Alice, wrote from Blackpool England in 1912, re husband William, last heard of in Melbourne, a lithographer.  Found, he claims he has sent money for her and their child to join him.  Further letter from Alice states money never sent.  List 33.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Ellen of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, an ironmoulder, who left there in 1908 and was 32 years of age. Photograph on file. 18 pages, some torn, List 15.  See introduction re cost of supplying photographs.

CHAPMAN, Mrs E.R., Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband Ernest J., a builder.  Believed in Melbourne with sister Alice, an artist.  Hasn’t seen him for 20 years.  6 pages, List 52.

CHAPMAN, John, professional cyclist, supposed to have left for San Francisco in 1901 but hadn’t arrived, and his mother is anxious.  R.M. MINTON of Atlanta USA writes on her behalf.  5 pages, List 40.

CHAPMAN, William, sought by grandson William, Clydebank, Scotland in 1910.  He was a joiner, in business in Townsville with William McLARDY c1890, then came to Melbourne.  Not heard from for 18 years. 9 pages, List 65.

CHAPMAN, William, sought by youngest daughter Mrs David/Daniel McINTOSH, Newton on Ayr, Scotland, in 1911.  Found at Moorabbin.  5 pages, List 68.

CHAPPLE, E., Plymouth England, wrote in 1917 re her son S.E., who was a trimmer on the ‘Shropshire’ and was missing.  5 pages, List 48.

CHARD, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Plymouth UK,  in 1910, on behalf of his wife.  He was a seaman, 35 years etc.  4 pages, List 27.

CHARLESTON, ‘Professor’.  Phrenologist, ‘New York Orator’; on lecture tour of Gippsland 1899.  Report on his activities, poster on file; married Miss LETU in Orbost.  16 pages, List 23.

CHARLESWORTH, Absolum, wrote from East Clive [?] Haslington near Crewe, Cheshire England in 1894, re his son Albert.  Someone wrote asking for money, using his son’s name, and ‘the suspense is near killing me’ as to what has happened to his son.  Eventually located; lost his money in bank crash. 19 pages, List 4.

CHARLESWORTH, James.  Chief Constable of Hyde, England wrote in 1902 re this man who left there c5 years previously and was last heard of at Abbotsford.  His wife is destitute.  James’s uncle George is interviewed, and file states that he too had left a wife behind in England.  James is located.  17 pages, List 43.

CHATTERTON, Thomas, and sons Charles Joseph and David Smedley, were sought by Thomas’s unnamed brother who wrote from Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1901.  They arrived in Melbourne in 1857 and he hadn’t heard for 25 years.  Family found.  21 pages, List 40.

CHAZAN, K., wrote from Margate Kent England in 1896 re brother A. BENSON;, his last letter to him was returned marked ‘deceased’.  He was a bachelor and businessman.  Police find William ELLIOTT who worked for him for years and states that he died in the Benevolent Asylum in 1895, a pauper and insolvent.  5 pages, List 33.

CHEETHAM, Joseph, Lowell, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Patrick, Katherine and Johanna REARDON, ahd previously enquired in 1907.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

CHELLEW, T.J., solicitor, Saint Ives, Cornwall, wrote in 1896 re William R. HODGE, who had died at the Albert goldfields in NSW; supposed to have assets at Sandhurst; no trace.  5 pages, List 34.

CHESNEY, Mrs L.A., Martons Junction, Rangitikei, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re the death of her brother William Henry NICHOLLS; none of his family have been informed of his death.  7 pages, List 74.

CHEVALIER, Captain J.F., Harbour Office, Jersey, Channel Islands.  Wrote a number of letters in 1898 regarding Mrs. Margaret KIRKER, who was sent from there to Melbourne by her friends.  She was born in Belfast Ireland in 1868, is an alcoholic, her late husband Dr. Nathaniel MORTON divorced her and obtained custody of the only child – ‘painful for me to write’.  18 pages, List 23.

CHRISTENSEN, E, wrote from Thames, New Zealand in 1909 re maintenance owed by husband T.C. Christensen, believed in Brunswick.  Found, but declines to help.  5 pages, List 48.

CHRISTEY, Annie Marion. Sought by C.R. Christey of Waiuku, Auckland New Zealand in 1915, claiming to be her brother. She is living with a man named CREAMER. New Zealand police report that he is her husband; he persuaded her to leave her husband McDONALD, and live with him. McDonald divorced her and they married c2 years ago. She has now run off with his savings and Creamer. 10 pages, List 8.

CHRISTIE, Mrs A., Towai, Bay of Islands, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re newspaper report of an accidental death; is it her son Willie, 22 years.  7 pages, List 59.

CHRISTY, W.J., dentist, Melbourne.  Mother wrote from Chicago in 1903, hasn’t heard from him for a year; found.  3 pages, List 46.

CHUNDEE, Latchoo, sought by brother Indur of Port Louis, Mauritius in 1897.  He left there c8 years ago, and not heard from in 6 years.  Police trace his employment history, known as Louis CHUNDA.  12 pages List 35.

CHURCH, William, left U.K. in 1874 for Brisbane, last heard from by sister Mrs. T. TURNER in 1884.  Rev. F. Monkhouse SPARKS wrote from Aston Rowant Vicarage, Tetsworth, Oxon in 1896.  Found.  10 pages, List 31.

CHURCH, William, sought by brother James, St Aldates, Oxford England in 1910; emigrated to Australia c36 years ago, last heard of about 22 years ago.  4 pages, List 64.

CHURCHES, Joseph, native of Somersetshire, left there for New Zealand c1859 then came to Australia to manage butchering business.  In 1909 his great nephew Frank ADAMS of Bristol England, asked police to find him.  Copy of death certificate on file.  8 pages, List 62.

CIPRIANY, Louis.  French Consul enquired on behalf of the French Foreign Legion in 1883; he arrived in Melbourne c1876.  Found.  14 pages, List 52.

CLAMPETT, George, alias CAMPBELL.  Commissioner of Police, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re this man, recently convicted there, and believed to have been a criminal in Victoria.  Photographs and fingerprints sent, but local police have no record of him.  He was a native of Montreal, Canada, aged 27 years.  5 pages, List 5.

CLAPHAM, William Edward, Yeadon North Leeds, wrote in 1906 re uncle Thomas IBBITSON, his mother Hannah’s brother, who supposedly died wealthy at Kangaroo Flat.  3 letters on file.  9 pages, List 49.

CLARK, Agnes wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1919, sought maintenance for herself and four children from husband Langdon.  The family had been in Sydney.  15 pages.

CLARK, Edward, c/- Mr. Mills, Blackwall, Poplar, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas CLARK, and wife Agnes, who left London in 1874.  4 pages, List 3.

CLARK, John, solicitor, Brighton in Furness England, wrote in 1905 re James CLEWS, who left Sandbach Chester about 33 years ago for Melbourne. He was a baker and would be about 53 years old. He will hear something to his advantage. Found. 8 pages, List 13.

CLARK, Ralph A., escaped from Sanatorium in New York in 1907.  Police there ask if he is in Melbourne; is 45 years, slightly demented, relatives anxious.  Not found.  5 pages, List 23.

CLARK, Sarah Elizabeth nee WAPPLES, Low Hill, Liverpool England, wrote in 1917.  She married a seaman William CLARK in 1907; he now claims he was already married to Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT/HACKENDALE whose father kept a boarding house in Melbourne.  Asks truth.  8 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, – (Mrs.) of Low Hill, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband William, whom she married in 1911 in Birkenhead; was formerly in British Navy.  She has heard he has married another woman named Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT.  5 pages.

CLARKE, Maria, Gorton, Manchester, England, wrote in 1904 re her husband Joseph, a plumber, last heard of in 1884, c52 years.  Found living with another woman.  9 pages, List 47.

CLARKE, Maria, of Gorton, Manchester, England wrote in 1907 re her husband Joseph Barlow CLARKE, born Westminster London.  Seeks confirmation of his death; she is his legal wife.  4 pages.

CLARKE, Robert Temple, sought by niece Mrs Amelia Emily BLAKE, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1909.  He was born Co Armagh Ireland, came to Australia c50 years ago, had a brother John A. Clarke.  Brother found.  12 pages, List 61.

CLARKE, Thomas, of Sutton Mallet Bridgewater England, wrote in 1904 re Henry RISDEN, living at Trentham Victoria, asking what sort of a life he was living.  3 pages, List 4.  Wrote again in 1913, asking if still alive and circumstances, which are given.  6 pages, List 64.

CLARKE, Thomas, baker, left Bristol England for Australia c1875.  Sought by brother Reuben’s daughter Mrs W.J. HILL, Ottowa Canada, in 1909.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

CLARKE, Walter S., wanted by New York solicitors in 1911, in relation to the will of late father Richard of New York USA.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

CLAYTON, Reginald Luther, sought by sister Edith Clayton, Emsworth, Hants., England, in 1913; last heard of in Melbourne a year ago.  He was 23 years old.  11 pages, List 74.

CLAZEY, James Oswald.  Left his home and family in London England in 1885.  Charlotte Clazey wrote from Sunderland England in 1897; two identical letters on file of 8 pages. List 20.

CLEARY, James, Middleline, Mount Shannon, Co Galway Ireland, wrote in 1903 re the death of his brother John, a former policeman, in 1902.  14 pages, List 45.

CLEARY, Herbert of New York City USA wrote in 1916 re his uncles Austin, Herbert or William Cleary, who had not been heard of for 8 years. Police check all William Cleary entries in directories, but are unsuccessful. 16 pages, List 6.

CLEARY, Thomas B., Marbridge Building, New York US, wrote in 1913; has been told that a relative, Daniel Cleary of Melbourne, died in France leaving a large estate.  Seeks details; no such case.  5  pages, List 64.

CLENDON, Mrs. A. of Handsworth, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Robert Willis Clendon, who had not supported her for 14 months. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 16.

CLENDON, Willis H., Saltley, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1916 re his son Robert Withell Clendon, 30 years, left in 1911, not heard from for some months.  Found.  10 pages, List 53.

CLIFFORD, John Henry, sought by solicitor NEASON, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, in 1906; last heard of in 1894 in Melbourne.  Widow found.  5 pages, List 49.

CLIGNY, E. of Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1920 re his sister Bertha CLIGNY DE BOISSAC, who had not answered his letter. Found by police. 7 pages, List 9.

CLIVE, Andrew. Sought by wife Annie of Walton, Liverpool England in 1915. He a was a fireman on board ship. She is ‘deeply depressed’. He was heard of living with a Mr. and Mrs. MANN in South Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 8.

CLORAN, John, son of Patrick and Bridget nee BURKE of Co Galway Ireland, left there c1852 for Melbourne.  His brother Thomas wrote from Bromley Park Boston USA in 1915; not seen him for 60 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 54.

COCHRANE, Duncan and Jane, sought by brother in law John LEWIS, Wavertree, Liverpool, England, in 1911; not heard from for 10 years, Duncan is an engineer.  Found.  7 pages, List 67.

COCHRANE, Mrs Mary, Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1901 re brother William B. NOWLAN who married Christine CAMERON and had a son William.  5 pages, List 5.

CODLING, Mrs. Sarah of Mongonui Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1898 re John Codling, who left there for Melbourne in 1897, and hasn’t been heard from for some months. Not found. [Family information is that her first husband was William MAUGHAM].  8 pages, List 14.

COE, Louisa, Highbury Hill, London, England, wrote in 1902 re her son, Walter Richard HONEYMAN, ironmonger, c45 years, well educated,  last heard of in 1890.  Her relative Harry Coe, lives in Hamilton Victoria and is interviewed.  10 pages, List 42.

COE, Mrs. Olive of Standon Park, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, London, England wrote in 1919 re her missing husband Frederick Horatio COE, who left England in 1913; was an assistant steward on a ship.  7 pages.

COE, R., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife, who arrived there with their two children a few months ago, then disappeared with her brother’s friend P. RILEY; suspects they may be in Melbourne.  Not found. 5 pages, List 69.

COFFEY, John. Letter from executor of the estate of Michael COFFEY of Boston, Aughrim, Co. Galway Ireland, in 1919, seeking John or his relatives. Another from his relative John Coffey of Co. Galway, whose father Thomas was a first cousin. Relatives found. 12 pages, List 17.

COGHLAN, Mrs. Alice, of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898. She had seen a newspaper report of a murder in Victoria, and the description fitted her missing husband Patrick Coghlan, who deserted her and their children in 1897. Police confirm it is not him. 8 pages, List 14.

COHEN, Louis, Hotel Alamo, San Francisco, California, wrote in 1916 re his father David COHEN, hadn’t heard from him in 12 years; used to be in the tailoring business. Not found. 5 pages. List 6.

COHEN, Philip, sought by sister Mrs Sophie TAU/TAN, Berlin Germany in 1911.  He settled in Melbourne many years ago, was born in Hobsens, Prussia.  Letter is written in Germany.  8 pages, List 69.

COHEN, Sara of Stepney, London England, wrote in 1894 re David NELLEUM, tailor, c24 years, whom she last heard from about 5 years ago; in London he was better known as YANKEL.  2 Pages, List 4A

COKE, Col. J.d’E. of Nunirons, Warrington, Turvey, Bedford England, wrote in 1920, asking that his son Patrick be assisted with advice if necessary.  He was working his passage to Melbourne.  Coke was an Inspector in British Police.  4 pages, List 18.

COLE, S.J., National School, Tavistock, Devon, wrote in 1894.  Has not heard from her husband for over a year, was at Ballarat.  Found.  8 pages, List 34.

COLEMAN, Anthony, sought by sister Miss Annie Coleman of San Francisco in 1906.  He was born Co. Westmeath Ireland, 36 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 30.

COLEMAN, Mabel. Chief Constable Leicester England wrote in 1915 re her and her 8 year old daughter Evelyn A. Husband W.E. Coleman won’t send money for her support and she is destitute. Police find he left for Egypt with A.I.F. and Defence Dept notified of his marital state. 3 pages, List 8.

COLES, Miss Alice, New York, USA wrote in 1920 re her uncle William COLES, a house painter, aged 47 years, who had a daughter named Ivy, and used to live in Brisbane.  7 pages.

COLES, B.V., Rogerstone, near Newport, England, wrote in 1913 re brother in law John Christie GRIFFITHS, who left his wife and child there and came to Melbourne, but has not been heard from since; maintenance needed.  Found.  5 pages, list 75.

COLL, Dolly (Amelia A.) Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1905 re her uncle William Coll, who left there some years ago ‘and is chief of police in Melbourne’.  She is the daughter of Patrick.  Police find he was a constable who resigned in 1883.  Another brother John, retired policeman, is located.  6 pages, List 46.

COLLIER, Peter, Oldham, Manchester England, wrote in 1906 re his father William, a joiner, who arrived Melbourne 1852, returned home in 1877 and died there.  He is the only son and believes his family have secretly disposed of his father’s property in Victoria.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINGWOOD, Henry, and son Charles, c64 and 44 years, sought by British Consulate in Boston US in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Ellen COOK, who is Henry’s daughter.  Not found.  9 pages, List 26.

COLLINS, Florence Louise. Sought by sister Edith CRESSWELL of Liverpool England in 1915. She had arrived in 1914 and worked as a cook. Found interstate. 4 pages, List 8.

COLLINS, Joseph Henry, of Mulley/Mutley?, Plymouth England, wrote in 1902 re Mrs. William MORGAN, last heard from in Melbourne.  ‘… as the conveyance of a little property cannot be effected without particulars from her …’. Encloses a letter for her, which is still on the file, and shows he was her uncle and her given name was Annie.  4 pages  List 5.

COLLINS, William, sought by relative William Collins CLEGG, Morley, England, in 1898.  He was late of the Star Bakery; found in Abbotsford.  5 pages, List 27.

COLLINSON, George William, information  sought by wife M., Islington, Liverpool England in 1909; has heard he suicided; no trace.  7 pages, List 62.

COLLIS, Henry George. Sought by mother Merry Madeline Collis, now Mrs. LITTLETON, via agent D. READY, Bengal India, in 1910. Collis was born Bengal India in 1861 and is now probable heir to an estate. Not found. 5 pages, List 5.

COLLITON, I.J., wrote from Philadelphia, P.A., USA in 1916 re Margaret SHIELDS, sister, and uncles Joseph & Patrick LYNCH of his mother Kate. She tried to find them in 1908, and is now dead, and he is trying again. They were born in Queens Co. Ireland, and went to Australia over 50 years ago. Not found. 15 pages, List 6.

COLLIVER, Richard, of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1895 re Thomas Colliver, late of the English Navy.  11 pages, List 4.

COLLON, William Wade, Co. Louth Ireland, wrote in 1864 re Robert WADE, a native, 32 years of age, who was in the police force, and whose aunt Teresa WADE was anxious to hear from him. Police report his death. 5 pages, some damaged, List 15.

COLLOPY, Lucy, Ellen and Michael, sought by their sister’s child Nellie O’CONNOR, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, in 1912; not heard from for some years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 70.

COMERFORD, L. of Islington England, asks police in 1900 to check if Edmund BURKE has taken ship’s passage from Western Australia to Qld.  5 pages, List 18.

COMERFORD, Richard, sought by nephew Michael, c/- Milwaukee Sentinel, USA, in 1901.  Four brothers, John, Martin, Richard and James, left Kilkenny Ireland in the 1840s.  The others went to the USA, but Richard and an unnamed sister went to Australia.  The writer is a son of John.  Not found, despite interstate search.  14 pages, List 40.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CONANT, Pigott, solicitor, Wonthaggi, wrote strange letters to the police department in 1913.  Interviewed, he informs police that his wife suffers from delusions and that she had written.  14 pages, List 107.

CONBOY, James, sought by wife Bertha, Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1915.  A plasterer, he left in 1912 and hadn’t been heard from for some months.  Found, he promised to write but didn’t.  A later letter from her and Thomas HOLT, of the Plantation Mill Ring Spinning Co. Blackburn, her employer, asks help.  Found to have enlisted in the AIF.  19 pages, List 53.

CONE, William D., sought by sister Sara Cone, Utica, New York USA in 1910; believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 65.

CONIFFE, Catherine, wrote from Cork Ireland in 1896 re brother Patrick COLLINS, who had been clerk to Mr. HAYES who kept a corn mill some years ago.  He was a native of Cork, 40-59 years old, went ‘on the land’.  Two letters from him on file, one from Cobram in 1888.  Not found.  12 pages, List 33.

CONNELL, William, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1896 re his daughter Mrs. FINLEY/FINDLAY, who has written to him of her husband’s ill-treatment, and is suicidal .  He gives details of his own background; arrived 1854, joined gold escort, later to Otago for police force there.  Her sister Mrs. Robert GROUNDS has also had a letter from her.  Police report shows she is a prostitute.  6 pages, List 29.

CONNER, Mrs Margaret of New York City writes in 1894 re brothers Patrick and Michael O’NEILL.  9 pages.

CONNIFF, Matthew, sought by niece May M. LOUTH of Newcastle on Tyne England in 1914. He is an ex sergeant of police. Report shows he is dead, but son Matthew located. 8 pages, List 7.

CONNLY, John. Sought by Mrs. John BARRY of Dunedin New Zealand. He was formerly in the police force and retired c30 years ago. Police establish the name is CONNOLLY and he had died. 4 pages, List 7.

CONNOLLY/CONNELLY, Joseph, left Liverpool 1895, sailor, wife M.J.  “left pennyless with 2 little children” 2 and 4 years.  On arrival in Melbourne he deserted ship.  Two letters from wife; not found.  17 pages, List 25.

CONRAN, William Massey, of Burbank, USA wrote in 1917 re descendants of D.M. Conran, Sergt H.M. 50th Regiment, or his son Hubert, who left Manchester England in 1848, a civil engineer and railroad surveyor, also descendants of James, born 1808 Ballingmore Parish, Ballenlop, Co Wicklow Ireland. Police interview all Conrans in Victoria, who are no relation. The file then sent to Queensland, and a Mary Conran undertakes to write to him, although she thinks no relation. 12 pages, List 6.

CONROY, Miss Julia of Preston England, wrote in 1919 re Edward L. NUTTALL.  She had had a maintenance order served on him in Sydney, but he denies paternity of her child.  He had been in the Australian army and was in the Sydney police force.  6 pages.

CONVENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD, New York, USA.  Sister Mary St. Celestine writes from there in 1892 re Michael KENNEDY, once a member of the Victorian police force.  The only serving police member says he does not know her or anyone in New York.  3 pages.  List 2.

CONWAY, John Harris.  High Commissioner’s Office, London England wrote in 1917 on behalf of Octavius T. Price, solicitor, Newent, Gloucester England re Conway. His relatives were anxious about him; he was an old age pensioner. 6 pages.

CONWAY, Margaret, bookseller, Aberdeen Scotland wrote a number of letters in 1907 re her son John A., who left Melbourne for Broken Hill and had been missing for 18 months.  Copy of letter from him on file, and arrangements re returning his property.  26 pages, List 56.

CONWAY, Michael of San Luis Obisfro (?) California wrote in 1900 re his brother James CONWAY, formerly a policeman in Co. Cavan Ireland and then in Victoria.  2 pages.

CONWAY, Patrick, Castleconnell, Co Limerick Ireland, sought by cousin Margaret BOLAND nee MURRAY, Sydney, in 1907.  He had been in Victoria police force 25 years ago.  Police find Patrick William Conway, ex member, is wanted by his wife for maintenance.  7 pages, List 56.

COOK, Ada Mabel, sought by husband James, Marlborough, New Zealand, in 1910.  She left there in 1904; they are separated and he pays maintenance.  Asks her domestic arrangements, which police refuse to give.  7 pages, list 63.

COOK, Francis B., Lance Corporal in Gloucestershire Regiment, based at Malta, enquires about joining Vic. Police, 1912. 3 pages, List 14.

COOKE, Gnl. [General?] W. of Burnham Crouch, Essex, wrote in 1899 re his housekeeper’s son, Edmond Charles DORMAN, who left England 8 years ago. Found. 9 pages, List 17.

COOKE, George, wrote from Arlington, Rhode Island USA in 1896 re his son George, who left Ireland in 1885 for Qld, aged 28 years.  His siblings were Alice, Samuel, Maggie, David, Thomas and Jane.  The family left for the US in 1891.  Not found.  7 pages, List 32.

COONEY, Patrick, sought by John McCoy, Veterans House, Auckland New Zealand in 1911; he was late of the 40th Regiment.  Detailed report, died in 1908.  9 pages, List 69.

COOPER, Samuel, West Hartlepool, Durham England, wrote in 1915 re his son Frank, an engineer, who was at Footscray, but hadn’t been heard from for some years.  Found.  5 pages and photo.  List 54.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

COOPER, Mrs. W.H.N. of Dayton Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 trying to find the brother of Dr. W.H.N. Cooper, veterinary surgeon, who was said to be in Australia on a sheep and ostrich farm.  1 page, List 4.

COOTE, Samuel Henry, wrote from Chicago USA in 1897 re his brothers James and William and sister Sarah who married William SHIELDS.  Found.  6 pages, List 45.

CORBETT, C.W. Writes from New York to American Consul in Melbourne in 1919, on behalf of Mrs. Catherine McLAUGHLIN of Quincey Mass., re a newspaper advertisement seeking FLAHERTY/HART relatives. Police find the inquiry genuine; Clara JEWETT of Melbourne was seeking her mother’s relations; they were from Co. Sligo Ireland. 4 pages, List 11.

CORBETT, John Henry. Arrived Brisbane c1867 from England, last wrote to friends there in 1870, Constable H. Corbett wrote ‘is nearly related’ to ask if the department would check to see if the John Corbett murdered in Queensland was the same person. Reply states not the same; the murdered man was from Co. Clare Ireland, 30-35 years. 6 pages, List 11.

CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilrush, Thurles, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1912, re his uncles James and John, who left Ireland c40 years ago.  He was writing on behalf of his father Patrick, formerly of Knokalough, Drombane, Co Tipperary.  Found.  10 pages, List 70.

CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilnish, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Ireland in 1912, thanking police for finding his uncles, and asking about joining the Victorian police force.  3 pages, List 32.

CORBITT, Alice Jane, of Montreal Canada, wife of Mathew Walker Corbitt, wrote in 1898 re his sisters, Anna Margaret, and the wife of George PERRY, photographer. He left Melbourne 1860. Found. 7 pages, List 18.

CORCORAN, Francis, Irish.  Left wife and child at Glasgow Scotland in 1913 and sailed on a ship to New Zealand as a fireman.  In 1916 she asked police to find him, believed in Melbourne, as she had received no maintenance for over a year.  Found.  16 pages, List 53.

CORCORAN, John, of Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1894 re his sister, whose first marriage was to TURNER, and second marriage had been to William DONALDSON. Found. 8 pages, List 17.

CORCORAN, Michael, sought by nephew Sgt. J.C. Corcoran of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Delvine Co. Westmeath in 1920. He left Ireland over 50 years ago, was born Leitrim, Parish of Kilbride, and his mother was Flanagan. Found. 6 pages, List 17.

CORDNO, Bella of Oamaru New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her brother William Cordno, carpenter. She has newly arrived in the colony and hasn’t seen him for many years. 10 pages, List 14.

CORFIELD, Patrick, sought by New Zealand police in 1894; not found.  Other Corfield names contacted.  16 pages, List 17.

CORK, Joseph.  Wife Martha, of Liverpool England, wrote in 1917, seeking him.  He was a seaman who had deserted her and their three children, and sometimes used the name COOKE.  5 pages, List 18.

CORMICK, J.B., of London England, wrote in 1898 re his brother Railston Cormick. Found. 5 pages, List 14.

CORNELL, Thomas H.  Wrote from Hamilton Victoria in 1908 seeking details of heath of his brother George, killed in South Africa.  4 pages, List 21.

CORNFORTH, William Francis, left UK for Australia in 1853, not heard from since 1862; would be around 80 years old.  William URPETH, North Shields UK wrote in 1900 on behalf of his 2 sisters there.  Not found.  6 pages, List 37.

CORWIN, M.T., wrote from Boatman’s Bank, St. Louis, in 1901, asking for information on purchasing
“weapons of the original natives”.  2 pages, List 40.

COSGROVE, John, Charlestown, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 seeking his brother Bernhard and sister Margaret (Mrs John DORAN); police locate sister interstate.  4 pages, List 60.

COSGROVE, John, left Ireland c1887, had cousins Pat and J.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in 1911.  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

COSTELLO, Miss Annie, of Brooklyn, New York USA wrote in 1920 re her sister Mary, whom she has not heard from in three years.  Annie is Mrs. SCHRADER, and her letters were censored during the war, as her husband is German.  11 pages.

COSTELLO, Arthur, Yanco Siding via Nerrandera NSW, wrote in 1912 re his wife who left there for Melbourne to bring a 12 year old daughter home, and hasn’t returned.  He has had a letter saying she won’t be returning, and asks police to find her.  He also names the father of the child, who was being cared for by Mrs CHESSELL/CHASSELL of Fitzroy.  Domestic arrangements are informative.  6 pages, List 102.

COSTELLO, J.J., Royal Irish Constabulary, Portumna, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1915 re James MARTIN who is claiming a share of an estate there. Asks if he is genuine, also if solicitor Daniel HOGAN is also genuine; police confirm both. Martin was born in Sydney, but father came from Galway. 5 pages, List 7.

COSTELLO, James, Plumstead, Wo0lwich, England, wrote in 1906 re his brothers John and Patrick.  John left Athlone Co Westmeath Ireland c40 years before, joined police force and served until 1862.  Despite extensive search and contact with a number of Costello families, they were not found.  32 pages, List 49.

COSTELLO, Richard, Cambridge, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Patrick, who left for Australia c45 years ago, accompanied by Edward Costello.  John was in the police station.  Various Costello families interviewed, but not found.  8 pages, List 60.

COTTON, T.H. of Putney, London, England, wrote in 1919 re his cousin Phyllis LOCK.  His grandparents anxious to hear from her.  6 pages.

COUCH, Albert Adams, sought by mother E. Couch in Dartmouth England in 1897.  Left England 14 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 20.

COUCHMAN, T. of Elsternwick Victoria, wrote to New Scotland Yard in 1911 enquiring about a family named WRIGHT and a son Loftus. 3 pages. List 15.

COUPER, Mrs. Jean, wrote from Hamilton Ontario Canada in 1915 re her son William, who left Glasgow Scotland six years and was a butcher. Police find he has joined the A.I.F. 6 pages, List 8.

COURTNEY, Charles, wrote in 1916 from British minesweeper ‘Greyhound 2’, asking police to find his mother.  He left his home in South Melbourne c1906.  Found.  3 pages, List 53.

COWIE, Alexander, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1915 re his son John, 24 years, a carpenter, who came to Australia four years ago and has not been heard of since. Not found. 5 pages, List 11.

COWIE, Roseina.  Died Wellington New Zealand in 1918.  Public Trustee seeks her two children, Margaret Greta RAMSAY born Melbourne 1893 and Antony Louis HARVEY born 1900, both legally adopted by Antony Louis Francis & Mary Emma BAJOMEZ in 1905.  3 pages, List 24

COWIESON, Margaret of Leeds England, wrote in 1894 re her sister and her husband Alex. MacGREGOR, who formerly lived in New Zealand, then came to Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 17.

COX, Mrs. E. of Withington, Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re her husband John Albert Cox. Her two daughters are to benefit from a life assurance policy on him. ‘It would give me great pleasure to hear he was well in health, working and able to keep himself in a respectable manner, which I am sorry to say he did not do for years before he left England.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 6.

COX, Mrs. Ellen of Waltham, Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re Cornelius DOWNEY, a businessman in Melbourne, aged about 65 years.  4 pages, List 4A.

COX, Captain Talbot Ashley, wrote from Canton in 1860, enclosing a letter from Daniel FEALEY, 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot, asking for his sister Ellen to contact him.  Family details given, including naming brother John and sister Bridget. Ellen left home when he was a child, and is supposed to have married in Melbourne.  She is not located and both letters remain on the file.  6 pages, List 41.

COX, William, left England c1896 for Melbourne, not heard from since.  In 1909 his brother Thomas, Works Department, London Corporation England, asked police to find him.  7 pages, List 60.

CRAIGMILE, Charles, wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1897 re his brother Sandy, who was supposed to have been killed in a Victorian gold mine.  He landed in Victoria c40 years previously.  Charles claims that an imposter has claimed the estate and spent thousands of pounds that should have been his.  7 pages, List 20.

CRANE/CREAN, Daniel, Rochester New York U.S.A., wrote in 1917 re his father’s brother James Crane/Crean, a native of Co. Sligo Ireland who came to the goldfields, did well, and died unmarried. Some years ago Otto T. Daly, a private detective, claimed to have found James Crane and wanted Daniel to give him sole control of the estate that James left. Daniel refused, but now is trying to find the details for himself. (See Daly entry for earlier letter). List 6, 5 pages.

CRANE, James of Gateshead England, wrote in 1892 re his uncle Thomas CRANE, a jeweller in Melbourne.  2 pages.  List 2.

CRANFIELD, Eli, Little Yeldham, Essex England, wrote in 1907 re his aunt Mrs. William Cranfield.  Not found.  8 pages, List 57.

CRANSWICK, William Franceys, wanted for fraud in Kimberley South Africa in 1907.  English, c50 years accountant.  Photo.  10 pages, List 56.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Elizabeth, Greenock Scotland, wrote in 1894 re the alleged bigamy of her husband John, an engineer, some years resident in Melbourne. Police find that he lived firstly with Johanna McDONALD who died, as Mrs. Crawford, in 1887, then with Lillie or Elizabeth EDMUNDS, by whom he has two daughters, Nellie Victoria and Lillian Hilda Irene, both registered as illegitimate. 5 Pages. List 5.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Ellen of Addington Natal South Africa wrote in 1892 re her sister Frances BISHOP, 44 years and single.  Wanted enquiry made quietly, ‘as she has ceased all correspondence with her family’.  5 pages.  List 2.

CRAWFORD, M.E., former inspector of the Metropolitan Police London, and now with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, writes re Mrs. Mary Florence GLASSCOCK who left Melbourne and arrived in England in 1914. She has a child, Leonard ROGERS, with her. He suspects she is ill-treating the child, and seeks details of her background. Local police report she was formerly Polly O’GRADY, who married a bookmaker named MADDEN, then Glasscock, who died and left her very wealthy. The boy’s background is unknown, but she has looked after him for 9 years. 7 pages, List 8.

CRAWSHAW, Ann, wrote from Swinton Manchester UK in 1894 re her brother John DEALTRY.  5 pages, List 28.

CREER, D., Baldrine, Lonan, Isle of Man, wrote in 1910 re brother John, a ship’s steward, sent to Melbourne by father in 1887 because of drinking problem, not heard from since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

CREIGMILE, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, whom he has heard died in 1892 at Ballarat.  He is next of kin.  No such death found.  4 pages, List 4A.

CRIEGMILE/CRIEGMILL, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, believes he died at Bendigo in 1892, very wealthy.  Miss ARCHIBALD of Davenport New Zealand writes an indecipherable letter, possibly on his behalf.  No trace found.  18 pages, List 25.

CREW, Florence, Stoke Newington, England, wrote in 1916 re husband Alfred John Crew, who left London for Australia c1912, not heard from for 6 months.  She is ill, has 3 children, wants maintenance from him.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 53.

CRITCHLEY, William Henry.  Information sought by Mrs. Edith Critchley of Broadstairs, England, in 1898.  2 pages, List 26.

CROMIE, H.J., Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, wrote in 1913 re brother Joseph, who was in the police force; some family details given.  5 pages, List 74.

CRONIN, Mrs. Mary, of Pittsburg US, and her sister Mrs. Thomas CARR, both wrote in 1918 re their nieces Melba and Kathleen HOGG. Their mother, formerly Kate FITZPATRICK, died about 10 years ago, their father John Morrison HOGG had remarried. They had three brothers, Jack, James and Stewart; the first two were killed in the war. Found. 8 pages, most in extremely poor condition, List 16.

CROOKS, Miss Mary J. of Belfast, Ireland, wrote in 1909 re her aunt Violetta KOLLNER, last heard from ten years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

CROSBIE, Henry, sought by father Mr. H. Crosbie of Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England in 1905. He had not heard from him since 1893; ‘he has been a heavy trial to me half his life’. Would now be 40 years of age. Found in Melbourne. 5 pages, List 12.

CROSKEY, Henry. American Consul in Melbourne writes in 1915 on behalf of Consul at Chefoo, China. Croskey married wife Elizabeth in Amoy China in 1903; he was an old Philadelphia family. Someone has told his wife he was in Melbourne in 1911; police find no trace. 4 pages, List 8.

CROSSEN, Mrs. Janet of North Woolwich, England, wrote in 1894 re her husband William, a cook.  Left her and two children about three years ago, his father a doctor in Melbourne.  17 pages.

CROUCH, Edwin, Police Inspector, Singapore, formerly in the army, seeks employment in Victorian police force, 1909.  3 pages, List 41.

CROWE, John W. of Edgley N.W.T. Canada, wrote n 1894 re his brother William FULTON who left there and was last heard of n Australia in 1886/7.  5 pages, List 4.

CROWLEY, Margaret, sought by brother Edward, engineer, Bridgeport, Conn., USA, in 1906.  She left Ireland c36 years ago and not heard from for 25 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 48.

CRYER, Alice, Swinton, near Manchester UK, wrote in 1918 re William STOREY, who left there 23 years ago for Melbourne, and William, Thomas and Alicia COURTNEY; her mother is their niece.  Her father was Constable John WATT of South Australian police.  Found.  6 pages, List 55.

CSMORTANYI, Louis.  Died in his hut on the Victorian goldfields 1888.  Born Hungary.  File re property left by him.  18 pages.  List 5.

CUCKOW, George, of Indianapolis Indiana, USA, wrote in 1893 re his long lost brother Robert, a native of Maidstone Kent England, who emigrated to South Africa in 1884.  A brick mason, he left there with his wife Emily Sarah and daughter Jessie.  4 pages, List 3.

CUFF, St. Lawrence of Wandsworth, London England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle, ex constable John BARRY, who retired c1894, and was the author of a police guide to duties. Police locate family. 10 pages, List 8.

CULLEN, Mrs. Sarah, wrote from Bray Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland in 1895 re her son George; hasn’t heard for 15 months.  3 pages, List 28.

CUMMINGS, John, sought by nephew George J. MURPHY of Yonkers New York USA in 1909, on behalf of his mother Louisa, born Co Kildare Ireland.  He had a brother Alexander.  Not found.  13 pages, List 60.

CUMMINS, Harry H., of Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1904. The wife of J.J.G. RHODES of Kimberley. South Africa, had arrived there with H.J. BOWEN, and was posing as his wife. Divorce papers were on the way from South Africa. Cummins asks police assistance, as it appears the couple had left for Melbourne. Police decline, stating it was not police business. 4 Pages, List 9.

CURRAN, Michael, sought by niece Catherine Agnes DONOHUE RUDD, New York USA, in 1911.  He was born at Gurten Co Leitrim Ireland.  7 pages, List 67.

CURRAN, Nicholas wrote on letterhead of Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass., USA in 1919 re his sister Mary who left Ireland c30 years ago and was married to a man named LYNCH, from Co. Limerick.  They had three boys.  5 pages.

CURRAN, Patrick.  Information sought by Rosalie LOEW, attorney, New York.  Found.  6 pages, List 25.

CURRAN, Thomas, wrote on letterhead of Grand Union Hotel, New York in 1895 re Patrick CURRAN, last heard from in poor health; other address is Waterbury, Conn.  1 page, List 28.

CURRIE, William, wrote from Sligo Ireland in 1895 re a report that his brother Daniel, of Paily, Scotland, who emigrated to Australia 14 years ago, a book-keeper, was the person who died in an insane asylum.  Confirmed.  7 pages, List 30.

CURTIS, Aubrey C., sought by Rev. Harold E.  Curtis, Holbeach, Lincs., England in 1912; he as executor of his father’s will.  Aubrey was a school master; found interstate.  11 pages, List 72.

CURTIS, Jack Adams, of Buffalo, New York, USA, wrote in 1913 seeking his uncle Thomas Curtis. Jack is in local police force and came to the USA 40 years ago. His mother lives in Michigan with youngest brother Frank. Thomas was born at Stoney, Stratford, Bucks, England and came to Australia c50 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 12.

CUTHBERT, Jane. Wrote from Newcastle on Tyne England in 1913, re her husband Edward, who left there 18 months ago. She and their 3 children are destitute. Located by police. 12 pages and photo, List 13. See Instructions re cost of copying a photograph.

CUTHBERT, Jane, South Byker, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote in 1915 re husband Edward, no maintenance for 3 years.  Not found.  List 54.

CUTLAND, E. of Bristol England, wrote in 1917 re his son Charles. He has heard he was drowned in Melbourne in 1915, but has heard nothing from wife. Widow is found with five young children and in poor circumstances; she is illiterate. 4 pages. List 6.

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DABDOUB, Hanna J., wrote on letterhead from Bethlehem, Palestine in 1900, asking when Exhibition will be held – she exhibited in Chicago Exhibition in 1893.  1 page, side damaged.  List 26.

DA COSTA, Stanley Donald Campbell, 23 years, sought by High Commissioner, London, on behalf of relative Mrs. A.G. GEDYE in 1916.  Found.  11 pages, List 55.

DACRE, Ernest John, alias WARD. Photographer and bigamist. Married Elizabeth GRAHAM in Sydney in 1900 as well as another woman with initials M.E., who was a teacher. Charged by Scotland Yard with stealing wife’s property; Old Bailey court case. 11 pages and photo in one file, 9 pages in another file. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs. List 12.

DAGG, James, Invercargill, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Beatrice; sent her boat ticket for return, but she hasn’t arrived.  4 pages, List 66.

DALE, Dr. William Kelynack.  Information sought by wife Laura, St. Keverne, Cornwall, in 1901; hasn’t heard from him since 1896.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

DALEY, Mrs John, Waihi, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband’s death in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 60.

DALGETY, Andrew, left Forfarshire Scotland 1851.  Brother George H. Dalgety of South Lima, New York, USA, wrote in 1904, has heard from him in many years.  9 pages, List 5.

DALY, Daniel, of San Francisco, USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother Philip, born Co. Meath Ireland, c48 yrs old, last heard from 20 yrs ago.  13 pages, List 18.

DALY, O., private detective, wrote from Rochester New York in 1907 re James CRANE or CREAN who left Sligo Ireland c.1862 for Australian goldfields and has not been heard from in 40 years.  7 pages. See also subsequent letter from Daniel CRANE/CREAN in 1917.

DANZIGER, George, of Cheltenham Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re Jacob DANZIGER, ‘his aged parents are anxious’. Found. 4 pages, List 6.

D’ARC, Madame A. Jane, wrote from D’Arc’s Grand Waxworks, Cardiff, South Wales re her daughter Emily, who had left her father’s touring company the Marionette Troupe, in Australia.  Emily was using the name Mrs. JOHNSON and was found in Brisbane.  8 pages, List 2..  Further letter from mother re child left behind. 6 pages, List 5.

DARLING, Mrs Margaret, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire England, wrote in 1910 re George SLATER, joiner, who went to Australia c50 years ago; not heard from for 20 years.  His siblings were William, Joseph and Mary; Mary, now Mrs William MARSHALL, located.  8 pages, List 66.

DARRAH, Thomas Edward, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1913 re father Edmund, watchmaker at Geelong, not heard from for 3 years.  Found.  3 pages, List 73.

DASHWAY, Charles, of Harmston’s Circus, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1896. A workman named Jose MURPHY had died in Singapore, and Dashwood held money owing to him. Among his papers was a letter from a woman begging for financial help, and this is on the file. Police find his real name was Joss SHEEHAN, and his wife Annie was the person who wrote; she is now living with her mother Mrs. HURST. 8 pages, List 15.

DAVEY, James of Jagersfontein OFS, South Africa wrote in 1914 re his brother Raleigh, now in a lunatic asylum, asking what crime he had committed.  5 pages.  List 2.

DAVEY, Walter. Metropolitan Police Office, Public Carriage Branch, New Scotland Yard, London, wrote in 1919. Davey was living in London and had applied to act as conductor on stage carriages. Police ask if his background in Melbourne is correct; police confirm he is a sober respectable man. There is a small photograph attached to the file. 4 pages, List 12. See Introduction re photograph options.

DAVIDSON, Andrew Martin, Toronto Canada, wrote in 1911 re half brother Soren ANDERSON, born Norway; they were separated on death of parents David and Olera nee OLESAN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 68.

DAVIDSON, Anton M., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1915 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who was from their mother’s first marriage and would be c80 years old.  Not seen for 40 years ; 3 letters.  Not found.  20 pages, List 53.

DAVIDSON, Anton Martin, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who left Norway years ago and was believed near Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

DAVIES, Miss Annie, Llanfarion, Aberystwyth, Wales, wrote in 1902 re Mary PHILLIPS nee DONOGHUE, who married William Phillips in Melbourne in 1856; her father’s name was Dennis, mother Joanna nee HERON.  The couple lived in North Melbourne and he was a teamster.  Police locate a cousin, – MURRAY.  8 pages, List 44.

DAVIES, Arthur A., Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1910 re aunt Mrs. John REYNOLDS, whose husband is a blacksmith; were at Footscray.  Found.  9 pages, list 63.

DAVIES, Herman George Tankersly, 32 years.  Information sought by wife Mrs. B. Davies, Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Auckland New Zealand, in 1917.  He was supposed to b e living with Mary MOODY by whom he has had a child.  5 pages, List 51.

DAVIES, Howard, sought by Deputy Chief Constable, Pembrokeshire Constabulary, Haverford West Castle, in 1914. He was a Nonconformist minister. His sister has not heard from him for over a year. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

DAVIES, William, timber merchant, c75 years, sought by Mrs. John A. DAVIES, Cleveland Ohio USA in 1902.  Police find he died at Foster in 1901, leaving an estate, and solicitors in Cardiff, Wales are handling the estate.  8 pages, List 43.

DAVIES, William, Swansea, South Wales, wrote in 1913 re son Edward, not heard from for over 20 years, was then in Melbourne, a ship’s carpenter, 52 years ‘fond of drink’.   He is over 80 years.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

DAVIS, Benjamin.  Writes from Manchester England in 1904 re his brother David, his wife and family, and David’s father in law Homan RICE, late of Co Mallow Ireland, who sailed for Melbourne in 1885.  David and Homan went into business together as watchmakers and jewellers.  Not found.  14 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Lady Ella A., Chipping Norton, England, wrote in 1913; has heard a rumour that a young man named LOCKWOOD has died in Melbourne.  Her two stepbrothers are Francis and Nigel  Lockwood are in Australia, asks if it is one of them.  File reveals no record of any deaths.  4 pages, List 74.

DAVIS, Mrs. K., of Pleasantville, New Jersey USA wrote in 1915 re her relative John BIRMINGHAM who left Philadelphia in 1878 and settled in Australia. He was a carpenter and builder. Police interview several Birmingham people, but fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 7.

DAVIS, Mrs. M.A., Liverpool, England, wrote in 1906 re Peter PLUNKETT; not found.  7 pages, List 49.

DAVOREN, Bridge Agnes,, born Co. Galway, sought by nephew Peter F. McNEILL, son of her sister Maria; refers to earlier letter, not on file.  2 pages, List 28.

DAVOREN, Mrs. Ellen, Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland, wrote in 1909 re husband James, who left her and their four children 7 years ago for Melbourne.  Apart from a photograph, she’s heard nothing since,  Police track down a poor quality proof copy of the photo, and locate him.  9 pages, List 41.

DAVY, John James, last heard of in Melbourne in 1897, sought by brother T.W. of Moorside, Neston, Cheshire England in 1901.  Not found.  18 pages, some damaged.  List 40.

DAWES, Harry, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1906 re his father George, a butcher, born 1861, who left England in 1885; not heard from for years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 55.

DAWES, Isaac, convicted at Stafford c1847 and transported to Australia.  Son in India sought details (his letter not
on file).  Brother Charles located.  5 pages, List 41.

DAY, Mrs. T.A., of Victoria, B.C., Canada, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Mrs. Annie SWANNIE; hasn’t heard from her for 3-4 months. Police find she married Mervyn George SWEENEY before leaving Canada, and the pair are living in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 11.

DAYNES, Edward. Sought by Mrs. S. Daynes of Norwich, Norfolk England in 1899. He was transported in 1842, opened a shop in Geelong ‘married a rich lady’, no issue, and last heard of twenty years ago. Police find an Edward DINES was in business in Geelong, but no Daynes. 8 pages, List 17.

DEAN, Mrs. C., Catford, England, wrote in 1917 re Mrs. Grace INGRAM; was writing on behalf of her mother.  Found at Willow Grove.  6 pages, List 51.

DEEN, Fatta. The Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1913 regarding this man, asking details of his activities in Australia, and to be notified if he returned to India. Police report he married an Italian, Marjorie F. LARMA, and she has written articles in the Euroa Advertiser and issued a pamphlet Proof of Prophet Mohammad and way of Eternal Life, a copy of which is on the file. Their movements in Victoria and New South Wales are detailed. 24 pages, List 12.

DEEVY, Richard, wrote from Ballycomey, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, in 1899 re his brother James, who left for Melbourne in 1857 and was last heard of c.35 years ago.  James would now be 66 years old.  2 pages, List 3.

DEGEN/DEIGN, Herman.  (‘or some name like that’) Accidentally killed in Los Angeles in 1898.  George B. STUDD, supt. Peniel Hall Mission writes seeking his family, he had 2 adult sons believed to be in Melbourne, was German, a painter 50-55 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 23.

DEGERMARK, Carl F., wrote from Denver Colorado USA in 1897 re his brother in law James ISACHSEN, native of Norway, 29 years, not heard from for some years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 36.

DEGUET, C.A. A Frenchman, he absconded from Adelaide in 1915, owing money . He was 55-60 years of age, and had been at Goodwood South Australia. Photograph on file – see Introduction for options re photos.  5 pages, List 12.  CONNECTION FOUND.

DEITLY, Charles S., recently arrived from the US, committed suicide in Melbourne.  Report compiled for US Consul.  8 pages, List 60.

DELANEY, Margaret.  Wrote from Belfast Ireland in 1899 re her sister Anna Cecilia MOFFATT, who died in 1898 in the South Yarra home of their brother George DOUGLAS.  Requests information re her estate.  6 pages, List 23.

DELANEY, Margaret.  In 1908 Mr A. Douglas CHARLWOOD of Cliftonville Belfast Ireland, wrote on her behalf re her brother George DOUGLAS, brass founder.  His son Edward located.  5 pages, List 59.

DELANEY, Roderick R., of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1893 re his sister Mary Ann and her husband James FOX, who left there c26 years ago and were last heard of in Queensland.  2 pages, List 3.

DELANY, Jeremiah, Colour Sgt, 20th Royal Foot, writes from Portsmouth England  in 1862 re his brother P. Delany, who was in Victorian police force.  Hasn’t heard from him for 18 months.  2 pages, List 5.

de la RONDE, Major S.E., Chief Constable, Ottawa, Canada, wrote in 1905 re his uncle William TEASDALE, who died ‘a few years ago’.  Police find he died in 1901 and former employer Robertson & Wagner paid the funeral expenses. 4 pages, List 48.

DELOT, Marc, sought by sister Mrs. Widow E. MIGNOT of Port Louis, Mauritius via E.A. BUNNEFIND of Sydney, who wrote on her behalf in 1906.  Not found.  6 pages, List 48.

DELUY, Jean Baptiste.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to find him in 1882, on behalf of his daughter Eugenie in Marseilles, France.  Not heard from since 1878.  Found.  10 pages, List 42.

DEMERS, L.H., a Canadian, writes from New York in 1898 re his brother Joseph Davis de MERS (who spells his surname ‘the old way’) and was at Coopers Creek.  4 pages, List 4.

DENIO, Ephraim, Detroit, Michigan USA, wrote in 1911 re brother Prosper DENNIAULT, originally lived in Canada but left for Australia via New York and not heard from since.  The writer is 78 years old.  Not found.  5 pages, List 69.

DENNETT, Mrs. L.B., Kalispell, Flathead Co. Montana, USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Augustus Innes MACPHERSON, last heard of in Qld.  Not found.  11 pages, List 41.

DENNY, D’Arcy, War Office, London, wrote in 1915 re his wife Annie, nee Forster PARSONS, who sailed with her mother Fanny under an assumed name to Australia; her father Charles is located.  3 pages, List 54.

DENT, Hodgson, wrote from Durham England in 1907 re his wife Mary Jane’s father Edward JACKSON, who left there for New Zealand some years since.  Police establish he had died and his widow remarried to W. SUTTON.  5 pages, List 23.

DENTON, Miss Amy, of Roxbury, Mass., USA wrote in 1897 re her brother Frank Denton, who left England in 1884, was a local preacher for awhile, stonemason by trade, native of Hull Yorkshire, c35 years.  ‘His mother is broken-hearted about him and is very sick’  List 4A

DENTON, Mrs. Frances, Bootle, Liverpool, U.K., wrote in 1910 re her husband Jack.  She had received a letter from Albert KINNS, a shipmate, who wrote that Jack had been killed by Indians in Bolivar.  She suspects that the letter was written by Jack; it is 2 years since he sent any money for her and their two children.  Police investigate and confirm that Kinns did not write the letter.  10 pages, List 41.

DENTON, Louisa, wrote in 1892 re husband Herbert C. Denton who had deserted her.  She wrote from Southsea?  (England?) 4 pages.

DERHAM, F.W.  Wrote from Darlington (U.K.?) in 1904 re his sister Mrs. Fred WILSON, who he hadn’t heard from for some time.  Police find both she and her husband, Charles Frederick Wilson, have died.  Four children are left Ida, Reginald, Toney and Leonard and details of them are given.  8 pages, List 20.

DERING, Harold, sought by parent W.F. Dering, Seattle, USA, in 1919.  He left Iowa in 1915, was 22 yrs old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 18.

DE ROUS, Louis Jules.  Deputy Chief Police, Brooklyn, New York US, wrote in 1898 seeking details of him, on behalf of family. In 1893 was in Williamstown, married Susan DOYLE, and had 3 children.  Wife found.  11 pages, List 24.

DERWIN, Patrick, of New York USA wrote in 1894 re his cousin Mary RHATTIGAN, from Longford Ireland, who went to Melbourne in the early 1850s with a batch of emigrants, among whom was Ann RYAN, Catherine ST. JOHN, Sarah BARTLEY, Ellen GLENNAN [?], Catherine KINNEY and Ellen FITZSIMMONS.  Ellen GLENNAN [spelling of name not clear] later paid for her brother John to emigrate, and Catherine KINNEY paid for her brother Peter.  Patrick has never heard from his cousin since then.  2 pages.  List 4.

DE SILVA, Mary, left husband J. at Ceylon, taking 4 of their children with her – Alexander Stewart, 15 yrs, Cecilia Stewart, 13 yrs, Colin Campbell, 4 yrs, Alice May, 2 yrs, and leaving 3 behind.  Husband wrote in 1913, has heard she’s in Melbourne.  Interviewed, she claimed he was a drunkard.  The remaining children are in a Home.  7 pages, List 75.

DEVAIN, J.M.  Wrote from Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales re her husband James, who had left there for his health ten years ago; she hadn’t heard from him for some years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 22.

DEVEAN, Mrs. Bertha, nee Bertha Pearl TURNER, wrote from San Francisco California in 1905 re her father Peter Turner.  She left Melbourne in 1897 and has lost touch.  7 pages, List 44.

DEVENISH, T., wrote from London England in 1892 re his brother Henry, a boot seller and repairer; found under name of DEVONSHIRE in asylum.  9 pages.

DEVERY, William St., Deputy Commissioner of Police, New York, wrote in 1901 for information on Bernard Devery, brother Thomas and sister Bridget.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 40.

DEVEREUX, Thomas.  Information sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England in 1911.  Had heard he had drowned at sea; incorrect.  7 pages, List 68.

DEVEREUX, Thomas, sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England, in 1912; has heard nothing for 18 months; she has 3 children to support.  Not found.  9 pages, List 71.

DEVEREUX, Thomas, 31 years, left wife Ellen in Liverpool England in 1910 and travelled to Melbourne as ship’s crew; not heard from since.  Uses name SINNETT.  Her original letter is missing from file.  5 pages, List 75.

DE VILLIERS, Florence Maud nee GREEN, sought by husband J., Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1912.  In 1911 she was working in Wirth’s Circus.  A South African detective agency also seeks information.  Not found.  17 pages, List 72.

DEVINE, Mrs. Margaret of South Boston, Massachusetts, USA wrote in 1892 re her brother in law Robert WEEKS, once a constable in the Victoria police.  Located by police.  5 pages.  List 2.

DEWAR, D., Chief Constable Dundee Scotland, writes in 1892 at request of local magistrate re Isabella MASON, 40 years, who left there in 1889 with her illegitimate daughter Ann MELDRUM, 15 years and arrived in Melbourne, but has not written home.  Isabella’s mother is concerned.  6 pages.  List 2.

DEWSON, Richard William, alias CARR, sought by wife Margaret, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England, in 1912.  He deserted her and their child 5 years ago; very detailed letter on his actions and military record.  Found under name of Carr in country Victoria, then went interstate after getting a woman pregnant.  26 pages and photo.  26 pages, List 71.

DE ZOETE, Teunis.  Consul General for the Netherlands seeks him in 1906.  Found.  4 pages, List 18.

DIAMOND, F.G., Ardwick, Manchester, England, wrote in 1912 re sister in law Mary GRIFFITHS, 20 years, who is sailing to Melbourne with 2 others to look for work.  Asks police to keep an eye on her, his wife is worried about her.  She is found and interviewed, as is her employer Mrs HUNTLY of Middle Park.  5 pages, some damaged.  List 72.

DIAMOND, Mrs. Jessie, of Michigan USA, wrote in 1911, re her brother Charlie WILLIAMS, last heard from fourteen years ago. He was in a circus under the name of FRENCH. 3 pages, List 15.

DICKENS, Charles, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1907 re his grandfather who left Derby England c40 years ago and kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Possible relative interviewed in Carlton.  7 pages, List 57.

DICKENTMAN, Piet.  Consul General for Netherlands in Melbourne wrote in 1914 on behalf of Dickentman who wanted to know whether his wife Lillie nee BRASHER, who has left him, is still alive and the sex of the child she was due to have. 8 pages.

DICKENTMAN, Piet, wrote from Amsterdam in 1912 asking details of his wife Lilian BRASHER, daughter of George, who married him in 1909 and left him the same year.  He is a professional cyclist, and gives details.  5 pages, List 32.

DICKSON, Mrs. C.W. of Chicago Ill., USA, wrote in 1892 re her father’s brothers Charles, John, Thomas and Edward DAILEY (also spelt as DAILY), they had not heard from them or years.  3 pages.  List 2.

DIDDAMS, Emily, widow of Henry Knight, Overton, Hampshire, England, wrote in 1906 asking police to contact his brother William.  Found.  8 pages, List 48.

DIDDAMS, Harry, of Overton, Hants England, wrote in 1901 re his brother William George DIDDAMS, who left Whitchurch Hants in 1887 and formerly served in the Metropolitan Police Force, London and was aged 45 years.  22 pages.  List 4.

DINAN, William, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1905 re his uncle Lawrence Dinan.  Has heard he died wealthy, will liberally reward police after he gets his share of the estate.  Police interview Michael Dinan, who gives details of Patrick Dinan.  4 pages, List 18.

DINGLE, Thomas, sought by wife H., Grimsby, England, in 1918.  He went to Melbourne in 1913, she hasn’t received any maintenance since 1916.  Found, offers explanation.  5 pages, List 55.

DIXON, John, sought by son George W., of Heaton Moor, Stockdale, England, in 1912.  He was born in 1834, left England in 1864, was at Little Hartley NSW in 1868 when he wrote to his cousin MEADEN, ship’s engineer, and had a brother Richard at Ballarat.  He is writing on behalf of his 76 year old mother, and encloses a photo taken in Melbourne, but undated.  15 pages, List 70.

DIXON, R.M., wrote from Hull England in 1901, on behalf of Henry Stephen BURLEY who was looking for the Burley family, who were from Woolwich.  All Burley names in the Melbourne and suburban directory were contacted, but no relation.  14 pages, List 40.

DOBSON, Frederick, sought by wife Isabella, Wellesby, Calcutta India, in 1911.  He left there in 1909 and a woman has written to her that she married him in Perth.  The writing is quite difficult to read.  26 pages, List 66.

DOCKER, Thomas, sought by sister M. BENNETT, Illsley, Yorkshire, in 1907.  Found.  5 pages, List 56.

DODD, M. of Liverpool wrote in 1895, re John JAMES, last heard of in Melbourne in 1890.  James has left his wife, Dodd’s sister, totally unprovided for.  4 pages.

DODDY, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and Anne left Drinane Co Sligo Ireland c1872 for New Zealand; their brothers went to Boston and changed their name to DODD.  In 1908 Rebecca Mary DUFFY, c/- Mrs B. BEARSE, Medford, Mass., USA, wrote seeking them as she needed financial help to look after her brother. They were uncles and aunt.  Not found.  List 58.

DODKINS, Edward, born Chigwell Essex, formerly a seaman, sought by niece Alice ALLAN of La Crosse, Wisconsin USA in 1900.  His widow found in Echuca.  15 pages, List 38.

DODSON, M.A. wrote from Woolwich London England in 1906 re Frederick Richard GREEN, builder and contractor of Camberwell, has heard from him.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

DOLLEY, Frank, architect and surveyor, wrote from London UK in 1901, asking police to trace his wife and child whom he believed were in Melbourne and who had left him ‘without cause’.  They may be using the name LEIGHTON.  Found.  8 pages, List 40.

DOLLY, Thomas, sought by P.F. BIRD, San Francisco USA IN 1911; his brother Michael has died.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

DOMENICO, Molinare.  Information sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his father in 1910.  Found, and condition described.  7 pages, List 64.

DONALD, Mrs. J.L. of Blackpool England wrote in 1915 re her brothers John Frederick and Joseph Alfred KAY, who left Manchester c32 years ago and were last heard of 18 years ago. She had been in the USA for some years. Joseph found. 8 pages, List 8.

DONALDSON, Robert, sought by A.C. Donaldson, Edinburgh Scotland, his nephew, in 1911.  Last heard of at Richmond.  Family found.  9 pages, List 69.

DONNELLY, Daniel, Cathedral Place, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1911 seeking details of the death of his brother John in Melbourne in 1909.  5 pages, List 66.

DONNELLY, Joseph wrote in 1892 from Glasgow Scotland re his brother Peter who had been in an asylum.  He left there about 37 years ago.  4 pages.

DONNELLY, Joseph of Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1898 re his brother Peter, a grocer, aged about 72 years.  A letter sent to Melbourne has been returned.  5 pages.  List 2.

DONOHUE, Luke, Head Constable, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland, wrote in 1913, on behalf of Mrs. O’REILLY, seeking details of her uncle John CAPLES, who died in Bendigo. Is she left anything in his Will. 4 pages, List 13.

DOOLEY, Kiernen, of Yonkers, New York USA, wrote in 1914 re his brother Patrick, who was in Melbourne 3 years ago. The writer last saw him in King’s Co. Ireland 40 years ago; they have two other brothers, Bernard and Charles, and a sister Maud. Found using name John Patrick. List 7.

DORAN, Andrew, last heard of employed at a Melbourne hotel, sought by brother Michael J. Doran in 1899; wrote from Manila 13th Infantry British Army base.  Not found.  9 pages, List 37.

DOULL, Mrs. Cecily, a nurse, wrote a series of letters 1916-1918 re her husband William Mervyn Doull, an electrical engineer. They were married in England in 1916; he went to New Zealand and she was to follow, but he sent a telegram postponing her trip. He was then boarding with a Mrs. BETTS at Onehunga, and Cecily believed he was in a relationship with Lucille Betts. Mrs. Betts confirmed he went to Melbourne with Lucille and Maud RICH. Both New Zealand and Victorian police are involved in trying to track him down, which they eventually do. 23 pages, List 11.

DOWLE, Mrs. E.M., Kilburnie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1907 her mother Mrs. John FRYER, who was supposed to be cared for by her sister in law, but has been admitted to an asylum.  Seeks details.  8 pages, List 57.

DOWLING, William, sought by relative Bert Dowling, Newark, New Jersey USA in 1913; last heard from in Collingwood, a baker.  Found.  12 pages, List 73.

DOWNEY, Edward of Failesworth near Manchester England, wrote in 1919 re his sister Kate DOWNEY. 7 pages.

DOWNEY, George. The Public Carriage Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police, wrote in 1919 re this man, who was living at Hounslow England, and had applied for a licence. He stated that he had been employed at Lake Bolac in 1914, before joining the army; London police seek verification, and attach a small photograph of him to the query. 3 pages, List 9.

DOWNING, Charles, of Roseau, Dominica, B.W.I., wrote in 1903 re his son Percy Claude “who claims he was drugged and put in a lunatic asylum”.  His brother in law is Dr. WEST of Kilkenny, Ireland.  4 pages, incomplete file.  List 19.

DOYLE, Cornelius Edward, sought by wife Beatrice; he deserted her and their 4 children in 1909, left on ship ‘Durham’ for Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 64.

DRAKE, James, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire England, write in 1912 re uncle James, who left there in 1849 for Melbourne, and was last heard of in 1906 in Melbourne.  He went under the name FAWTHROPE or Drake.  Not found.  5 pages, List 71.

DRISCOLL, Mrs. Annie of Sidney Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 re her sister Julia NOLAN, whom she had not heard from for about 35 years.  Julia left London for Melbourne to stay with her sister Hannah, the wife of John Peter McGRAH [McGRATH?] and had three children, Edward, Julia and Annie.  2 pages, List 4.

DRISCOLL, John M., sought by niece Elizabeth M. KIDNEY, Lewiston, Maine, USA through U.S. Consul.  In Australia for over 60 years, last heard from in 1896; would be over 80 years.  Friend was Denis O’CONNELL of Collingwood, whose daughter is interviewed.  Not found.  12 pages, List 71.

DRIVER, John Haworth of Guiseley near Leeds, England, wrote in 1914 re Mrs. Florence ATKINSON nee DRIVER, about 32 years, who had left there in 1908 with her husband and child for New Zealand.  In 1912 she left her husband and came to Melbourne.  She had not been heard of since.  4 pages.  List 2.

DROSOPHORE CO. LTD., Manchester, England, wrote in 1901 that their employee Henrich WESTPHALEN, late of Ahmedabed, India, had disappeared and money was missing.  He was a German, physical description given, married with one son; it was believed the family were travelling together to Australia.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

DRUITT, Edmund, Sebastopol Ballarat.  Information sought by Albert MARTIN, Wellington New Zealand, in 1912, on behalf of his sister who has been maintaining him but has heard he is drinking, so has stopped support.  Found.  4 pages, List 70.

DRUM, Helen, New York USA, wrote in 1911 seeking aunt, Mrs GRANT nee Drum who came to Australia many years ago.  Her late father used to correspond with her; was at Beaufort.  Descendants found.  4 pages, List 69.

DU BOIS, Mrs. A.L., wrote from Grand View Spencer Co. Indiana USA in 1893 re her brother Jonathan STORMS who left his native land 10-12 years ago and went to Australia.  ‘We all thought him dead’, but a letter came from him 3 months ago; he is unemployed and in ill health.  Gives history of family; uncle Daniel STORMS died previous year etc.  3 pages, List 3.

DUCHENE, Louis.  Wrote from Mauritius in 1897 re his relative F. Duchene, who left there in 1874 when about 16 years old.  Was employed by a man named PERTRIX a few years ago.  10 pages, some hard to read.  List 20.

DUCROS, Ernest. The Consul General for France, in Sydney, wrote in 1912 re this man. He was about 50 years old, and was sought by his daughter Mme Vve. Chamoisin, in Paris. Police interview all DUCROS/DUCROW residents, but fail to find him. 17 pages. List 9.

DUDDY, Lillias, Port Awanui, East Coast, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re brother John NEIL, who went to Melbourne 16 months ago and has not been heard from since; described, 23 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 72.

DUFF, James, of Scotch descent, c70 years, formerly in Ontario Canada and left there c1852, possibly a former partner of Sir James MAXWELL.  Information sought by Stanton CLARKE and G.A. McKINNON, both of Detroit USA, in 1896.  Not found, but details of Irishman Paul Duff given.  7 pages, List 34.

DUFFILL, George W., sought by wife, who was leaving England to join him; last heard of at Warracknabeal, but had left there.  Enclosed photo which is still on file.  Found. 7 pages (2 damaged), List 70.

DUFFY, John H., sought by brother Detective James A. Duffy, Toledo, Ohio, in 1901.  He left there in 1868, not heard from for c15 years, would be 54 years old.  Their father, now 87, would like details of him. Not found.  10 pages, List 41.

DUGUILD, Alex., H.M.S. Osiris, Malta, wrote in 1915 re ‘the whereabouts of a lady I had the pleasure of knowing while I was serving on the Encounter … it is nearly 6 years now since I last heard of her. Her name was Lillian M. DUNGAN of Richmond. Police reply that her brother works in the Chief Commissioner’s Office in Melbourne, and he will reply to Duguild. 4 pages, List 7.

DUHELOW, John, Inspector of Police, Newport, Monmouth England, wrote in 1901 enquiring about his uncle James, a doctor in Melbourne.  No trace found.  7 page, List 40.

DUNCAN, William, accountant, wrote from Wick, Scotland in 1905 re his brother in law James LAUGHTON, last heard of 50 years ago.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

DUNHAM, John Nelson, sought by nephew Skellington H. Dunham of St. John’s N.B. Canada in 1898. Found. Second letter from nephew gives details of St. John’s at that time. 10 pages, List 17.

DUNKERTON, Mark, sought by brother James, Sticklinch near Glastonbury, Somerset England, in 1911.  Not heard from for many years; found, in police force.  5 pages, List 65.

DUNN, Charles. Glasgow Parish Clerk wrote in 1912 re this man, who had deserted his wife. He was born in Glasgow, was 38 years, a marine fireman, and had sailed for Australia some time before. He had sent a little money only, was much addicted to drink, and the Parish was supporting his wife. 6 pages, List 9.

DUNN, Stephen, sought by brother Alfred, Bradford, Yorkshire England, in 1903.  He was a seaman who arrived in 1894.  Not found.  5 pages, List 46.

DUNNE, Laura Wilhelmina nee CAULEN, sought by niece Mary Evangeline ANDERSON, Farnsworth near Boulton, England, in 1901.  Found, had remarried and was now Mrs. A.J. PHILLIPS.  4 pages, List 40.

DUNNE, Martin. Sought by Mrs. M.J. BRADY of Luzerne P.A. USA in 1914. He left for Australia 35 years ago, when about 10 years old. His aged mother and sister are enquiring. Not found. 5 pages, List 14

DUNPHY, James, wrote from Cullun, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1904, asking police to find his sister Bridget, formerly a servant at Scott’s Hotel Melbourne.  His brother John was also there.  Bridget found, now Mrs. W.H. BURNARD.  4 pages, List 33.

DUNSCOMBE, William, Russell Square, London, wrote in 1918 re Arthur (Wizard) STONE, believed in hospital after accident.  Found.  4 pages, List 51.

DUNSMORE, George D., wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1897 re his brother Archie who went to Australia about 1886.  10 pages.  Wrote again in 1901, mother seriously ill.  5 pages, List 18.

DUNSTONE, Mrs. Ellen, of Freemantle Southampton, England, wrote in 1913 re her husband Thomas James Dunstone, asking if he is still living with Rose Florence PEIRCE, by whom he has a daughter, Connie, born in New South Wales. Ellen has two daughters, Lily and Kate. Police report he has gone to New South Wales. 7 pages, List 12.

DUPEN, William of New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Richard who left London c35 years ago and was believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

DURAKIS, George, sought by wife Cotina/Katina in 1909, may use name DOORIS; he deserted her and their 3 children at Kandia Crete in 1907.  Found interstate.  12 pages, List 59.

DURKEN, John, son of John and – (nee BEGGY), married Lizzy KELLY, at Ballarat in the 1850s, brought out his brothers Pat and Mathew, sister Margaret and brother in law – McLEON.  Sought by sister Biddy CAIRENS c/- James G. WELCH, Stratford New Zealand in 1898.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

DURRANT, Arthur Henry, sought by mother Ellen, Guildford, England, in 1909.  He arrived in Australia c1903 with her son in law – BROOKS, and was last heard of in Sydney.  Found.  10 pages, List 61.

DUTATE, H., BA, Liverpool England, wrote in 1912 re Thomas Evans RICHARDSON alias Thomas EVANS, chemist, 33 years, who deserted his wife and child 7 years ago, taking funds from a trust account.  Two photos of Richardson on file.  Not found.  6 pages, List 71.  See instructions re copying of photos.

DUTTON, Harry, of Derby England, wrote in 1919 re his late uncle William DUTTON’s Will. 4 pages, List 17.

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EAGAN, Mrs. Catherine, of New York City USA wrote in 1900 re her three sisters who went to Melbourne from Co. Tipperary, and were last heard of in 1862. Julia CONROY was at the Golden Age Hotel and her sister Mrs. Winifred WILSON was at the King’s Arms. Police check history of licensees, and also in Maryborough district, but fail to locate either of the sisters. 19 pages, List 16

EAGLESON, Alexander, of Rye Hill, Garvaghey Bally Gawley Co. Tyrone Ireland wrote in 1892 re his son William Alexander, whom he had not heard from since 1891.  3 pages.  List 2.

EALEY, Edith A., Fulham, London England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Henry Victor Ealey, living at Mentone.  Seeks support for herself and child.  4 pages, List 51.

EARL OF KILMOREY (Francis Needham) visited Australia in 1898 and discovered on return that his Order of St Patrick and St. Andrews regalia was missing, believed stolen.  Scotland Yard asks police help and it is found in the Oriental Hotel by a maid.  Charles W. CULPIT, manager, advises Earl’s friend.  13 pages, List 35.

EARLSCLIFFE, Herbert, wrote from St. Veep Heights, El Montecito California in 1895, seeking heirs of John MULLETT, formerly of London England, who went to Australia c1850 with his four children.  Not found.  11 pages, List 31

EARP, Alfred, sought by wife Maria of Worcester, U.K.  Left there the previous year, aged 49 yrs.  Found.  5 pages, List 19.

EARP, Joseph Johnston, sought by brother James, Montreal Canada, in 1911.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

EASTGATE, Frederick, son of pastrycook.  Information sought in 1909 by James E. ALLEN, Greymouth New Zealand.  Eastgate had recently married his sister.  Background given.  12 pages, List 60.

EASY, Eliza, wrote from Duxford, Cambridgeshire in 1895 re her brother Richard who emigrated to Melbourne in 1843, aged 25 years.  She is 80 years old; their parents were Simeon and Sarah.   2 letters.  4 pages, List 28.

ECCLES, Edward Blanchard.  Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL.  Small photograph of him, no file.  He was c50 yrs, a commission agent.  List 18.

ECKERT, O.C., of Eckert & Cohen, wrote from Providence, Rhode Island USA in 1894, on behalf of Ellen O’CONNELL re four brothers John, Maurice, Daniel and Kerin O’Connell and their sister Kate, who left King’s Co. Ireland c16 years before.  2 pages, List 30.

ECKMAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hokitika, Southland New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re William GUNTHER, a musician, who was in Bendigo in the early 1860s and kept a hotel there. Not found. 4 pages, List 15.

EDELINI, Carlo (Charles), son of Giovanni and Maria nee FLORIND, 34 years, arrested in village near Florence Italy in 1897.  Consul asks details of background, claims born Victoria.  Police report he was born in Naples, arrived in 1895 with a Frenchwoman whom he subsequently left, and went to W.A. with a young Italian girl.  May have been previously convicted overseas.  6 pages, List 34.

EDEN, Mrs. Alice, East Finchley, London, wrote in 1916 re her son John Victor JORY, born Long Gully c1885, whom she left when he was 18 months old.  Found to have been cared by others for years, and now enlisted.  6 pages, List 53.

EDEN, Laura Rivers, Chevyford, Essex, England, wrote in 1906 re her daughter Nora, 19 years, being exploited by employer PARROSSIEN, wants her to go to STONE family in Kew.  11 pages, List 49.

EDEN, Mrs. Lizzie, of Sale, Manchester England, wrote in 1912 re her brother George WOODRUFF, 28 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

EDERER, Josef, locksmith, 31 years, sought by Austro Hungarian Consul in 1913 on behalf of his stepfather Anton HARZER, Karlsbad, Australia.  5 pages, List 64.

EDGAR, Robert, c70 years died Frankston 1882, buried at government expense.  Among his papers were letters from son Henry in Hull England and daughter Esther STEPHENSON, who were informed.  She writes in 1891, having misplaced the Chief Commissioner’s letter, asking the result of the sale of her father’s effects.  13 pages.  List 5.

EDGE, J., Hoole, Chester, UK, wrote in 1909 re brother Edward COOTE; hasn’t heard from him for some years, but believes he has died at Donald.  Details provided.  6 pages, List 48.

EDLIN, Frederick. British Consul in Zagazig Egypt wrote in 1915 asking for details of the ‘Moral Reputation, standing and firm position. Is he married?’ Police report he arrived with his wife from England c8 years ago, has 6 children aged from 1-11 years, and has never supported his family properly, nor provided a home. Apparently he is in the armed services. 9 pages, some repetitive, List 8.

EDMONDS, Edward, wrote from St. Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1898.  Has received a letter advising of death of son Arthur John Edward, who boarded with Mr. & Mrs. E. SMITH of Footscray for many years.  Asks details and return of property.  8 pages, List 26.

EDMUNDS, Rev. L. of Litle Leigh, Northwich, England, wrote in 1914 on behalf of the parents of Alfred NEILD, who hadn’t answered their letter. Found. 6 pages, List 7.

EDNEY, Harry, sought by wife, Whitefield near Manchester England, in 1916.  He has been in Melbourne for 2 years and not answered letters.  She has five children.  Found, will send money for her passage out.  8 pages, List 53.

EDRIDGE, Elizabeth Clare, Brunswick.  Number of reports back to W.H. JENKINS.  29 pages, some repetition, List 67.

EDWARDS, J.B., butcher, wrote from Cardiff South Wales in 1898 re John MADDREN or BOTTRELL, a relative, last heard of in the employ of ‘Redan Lead Mining Co Goulong’ 40 years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 21.

EDWARDS, Mrs. Marino nee HILL; left Ashton under Lynn U.K. 36 years ago.  Nephew J. Hill NICHOLLS of Werueth, Oldham U.K. writes, believed to be in the Geelong area.  Not found.  List 29.

EDWARDS, Thomas and James, sought by Robert DODDS of San Francisco in 1899, on behalf of friends.  Thomas left Dublin Ireland c1859 with his father who was an engineer on the railways.  Found.  10 pages, List 37.

EGAN, James, c30 years, sought by aunt Mary MURPHY, Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He left there for Australia in 1891, hasn’t been heard from since.  He is an only child, father died in 1900, mother died recently, money in Chancery for him, from father’s sisters.  Not found.  13 pages, List 63.

EGIDE, Jaroslan, Austrian, sought by Alois TOVA of Prossnitz Austria in 1913; found interstate.  10 pages, List 29.

ELIONOFF, Mandel.  Calcutta Police wrote in 1913, requesting details of him, claimed to be naturalized here, which was correct.  His friend John SHERNOCK provided a reference.  13 pages, List 75.

ELKAN, Charles Junior, c30 years, born London, Jewish, sought by brother Alexander, London, cigar importer, in 1903.  Photo on file. Cousin Joseph found.  13 pages, List 45.

ELLIOT, George W. wrote from Providence Rhode Island in 1894 re his brother in law John R. HENDERSON, who was born in Nova Scotia.  His parents are anxious.  7 pages.  List 4.

ELLIOTT, Alfred Meadows, solicitor, Hastings England, wrote in 1915 re Ernest Edward TRINDER who left there in 1914. He has acted for him in the past and Trinder has left a picture with him for safe keeping. Elliott has joined the army and wants to know what to do with it. Found. 5 pages, List 8.

ELLIOTT, Frederick George, deserted wife Mary Estcourt Elliott and sons Reginald and George in 1909.  In 1913 she wrote, has heard he is in Melbourne; she is destitute.  Found under the name of R.J. COLLIER, cycle agent, Colac, and promises to send maintenance but doesn’t.  16 pages, List 73.

ELLIS, Henry W., of New Malden, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. BOTTING; husband once worked for Buckley & Nunn in Melbourne. Her brother has died. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

ELLIS, John Robert of Hammersmith, London England, wrote in 1897 re a letter sent from Australia regarding the family of John ELLIS of Ipswich.  He is the eldest son.  Police find person searching, John GILLHAM, whose mother was Charlotte nee ELLIS.  7 Pages, List 2.

ELLIS, Margaret, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband Thomas, from Co Cavan Ireland.  She hasn’t heard from him for some years.  His sister was Mrs Ellen LOVE, wife of Joseph, later JENNINGS.  7 pages, List 62.

ELLIS, Roberta, wrote from Brierfield Vicarage near Burnley, Lancashire, UK in 1894, an only child of 20 years, her father Robert was born at St. Asaph Wales, and married her mother in England.  The pair went to Australia where he had a bank job, but her mother left him and took Roberta back to England.  Mother is dead, she now seek details of her father.  [Vic. birth index has mother as Elizabeth Jane Haworth] 6 pages, List 28.

ELLIS, Mrs. Sarah of Scholes near Leeds England, wrote in 1919 re her husband Frederick John Ellis, a chemist, who absconded some years ago and has sent nothing for the support of her and their three sons for four years. Encloses photo. Police find him living with Bertha Annie [surname not given]. He claims he left because of Sarah’s intemperance. 9 pages, List 17. See introduction re cost of copying photographs.

ELLIS, Walter P., Campberwell, London England, wrote in 1913 re relatives Martha, Patrica, Edward, Alfred and Catherine, who left England c1890 and were last heard of near Melbourne.  Their father was a bootmaker at Camberwell.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

ELSTONE, Mrs. Susannah, wrote from Southampton England in 1897 re her husband Arthur William, an engineer, who had been employed in Melbourne, and from whom she had not heard for past ten months.  6 pages, List 4.

ELWIG, Jack, sought by sister L. MASON, Tunbridge Wells, UK, in 1901.  Another brother, James, was in Qld.  Not found.  13 pages, List 41.

EMBLETON, George, sought by sister Mrs Jane GRAHAM, Tynemouth, Northumberland England in 1910.  He was single, was at Palmerston Port Darwin, a freemason.  Photo of him in mason’s uniform on file.  Not found.  9 pages, List 64.

EMERSON, M.S., Solicitor, Norfolk England, wrote in 1912 on behalf of unnamed nephew of James DYE of Mt Clear near Ballarat.  The nephew is ill and has a wife and two children to support.  Dye died at Ballarat in 1888, and they are seeking a share of his estate.  There is a copy of a letter written by Dye to the nephew in 1888 on the file, along with details of the estate, which went to the grandson Felton GRIGGS.  8 pages, List 70.

ENGEL, Nicholas, wrote from West Ham, London UK in 1896  re his brother Philip, c37 years, a baker, German, who left London in 1876 for Sydney, and last last heard of in Melbourne in 1877.  Not found.  8 pages, List 32.

ENNO, Jane, Kellogg, Sonoma, California USA, wrote in 1912 re her uncle Joseph, last heard of in Melbourne c19 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

ENRIGHT, Michael, believed to be in New Zealand, sought by mother Mary in 1865. She was living in Kyneton Victoria. 8 pages, List 6.

ENTERKIN/ENTKIN, Robert.  Sought by sister Mrs Margaret Loudon MUIR/MURE of Carmyle Glasgow Scotland, in 1894.  He left there in 1853, she has heard he was killed in 1893.  Three letters, with surnames spelt differently.  10 pages, List 22.

EPOSITO, Domenico.  Information sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in  1882.  A native of Monte di Procide, Italy, he was in in various States and New Zealand.  Living with a woman named CUMMINS alias KING while in New Zealand; a fisherman.  Found.  21 pages, List 42.

ERASMUS, P., c/- Registrar Supreme Court, Pretoria Transvaal wrote in 1916 re Robert Joseph MADDEN who left South Africa c1897, supposedly for Australia. He had been a publication then had a shop in Natal, then a prospector in Swaziland. The matter was of ‘great importance’. 2 pages, List 6.

ERIKSSON, Axel Fredrick.  Consul for Sweden and Norway in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Eriksson, known in Melbourne as Axel JACKSON.  He was formerly a sailor, is now dead, and left a widow and three children.  They are entitled to a small inheritance. 4 pages, List 2.

ESSER, Carl Adolph Alphonse.  Information sought by the German Consul in Melbourne in 1902, on behalf of his sisters in Germany.  Found.  7 pages, List 42.

ETTINGER, Mrs. Florence, nee Jackson, wrote from Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896 re her uncle William JACKSON, who was born London England, son of George a cheese monger of Knightsbridge and Newgate Market, who died c1852.  William had left England c1848 and would now be about 70 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 34.

EVANS, Abraham, of Brigham City Utah, USA, wrote in 1914 re Jane EVANS, an old lady who lived in Ballarat. His last letters to her were returned. 2 pages, List 15.

EVANS, Albert R.J., sought by brother Llewellyn James Evans, Resolven, South Wales in 1915; last heard of at the Enoggera Brick Works Qld c1913.  30 pages, some repetition.  List 55.

EVANS, Eliza Ann of Pimlico, London, writes in 1904 re her husband Harry EVANS, who she hasn’t heard from in eleven years.  He won a billiard championship about 1884 or 1886.  3 pages, List 15.

EVANS, Harold, engineer, born Oamaru New Zealand, joined up in Australia in 1914, served overseas, returned in 1916, re-joined, then deserted.  Mother Mrs. T. Evans, Kia Ora Tea Rooms, Timaru asks police to trace him in 1917; he was 24 years and believed in Australia.  Not found.  9 pages, List 49.

EVANS, Mrs. S., wrote in 1914 from Durban South Africa re her son Victor JACKSON, who she left with Miss [Selena] SUTHERLAND 16 years ago, and would now be about 23 yrs. He may be know as WATSON. Victor found, but the letter advising her is returned ‘insufficient address’. 6 pages, List 8.

EVANS, Thomas. Left wife Emily and two children in Victoria and returned to Durban South Africa in 1916, after she had caught him in bed with Sylvia WARNER of Nhill. Series of letters from wife. He had arrived in Victoria ‘after cohabiting with a native woman in Durban’ and bought his daughter from this relationship to Victoria, registering her as May Evans. She was now in a Home near Ballarat. Thomas was c38 years, and a commission agent. His brother C. Evans was a constable in the Vic. Police force. 26 pages. List 6.

EVANS, William of Pendeford, Roby, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Thomas, to whom he has been sending money for many years.  Thomas is now 86 years old.   William wanted to know if he was still living, because the last letters of acknowledgment receiving the money have been written by another.  2 Pages, List 2.

EVANS, William E. of Newcastle, Garfield Co. State Colo. USA, wrote in 1894 re Mary MORGANS of Cefen Hechan parish of Lanwyno Co. Glamorgan, South Wales.  2 pages, List 4A

EVANS, William alias RANKIN.  South African C.I.D. wrote in 1907, he is under arrest there, ask if anything known of him in Australia.  34 years, English, tattooed, photo and fingerprints on file; not known.  8 pages, List 23.

EWING, George.  Chief Constable of Banff, Scotland, wrote in 1920 re this man, who had left his wife 12 years ago.  Found.  3 pages, List 18.

EYERS, Albert, 38 years, born Bristol England, deserted wife and 3 children c1913.  Rev C. PARKER, Corston Rectory Bristol writes on behalf of his wife.  Not found.  9 pages, List 64.

EZRA, F.S.D., of Calcutta India, sends printed form in 1892, seeking his son Joseph Hyeem EZRA, who went missing from Chandernagore Station in 1890, believed insane.  Five hundred rupees reward offered.  Not found by police.  3 pages, List 3.

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Wife & Child Deserters – Victorian

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MISCELLANEOUS WIFE, HUSBAND & CHILD DESERTERS WHOSE PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN LOCATED IN POLICE CORRESPONDENCE FILES.

(Note that this listing is only of those deserters with photographs. For details of the many who are described in the Victoria Police Gazette, see the introduction).

 ALEXANDER, John.  Printer, deserted wife Catherine c1886.  In 1906 she wrote to police from Carlton, asking them to find him; she believed he had remarried and was in Tasmania.  He would then be 53 yrs old.  He had a brother Joseph in Melbourne.  Although there was a photo on the file originally, it was returned to her after police searched unsuccessfully.  Her original letter is on file.  9 pages, List 3.

ALLAN, James Alexander. Deserted wife Anna Dorothea Mathilde and two children Drina and Phyllis at Carlton in 1918. They were married in 1910; Phyllis born before marriage. He was 39 yrs old, a clerk in the Home Affairs Dept., but left there with Anna FLIGNER (c20 yrs) and went to Darwin. Arrested by police and extradited. Intimate personal details given. 56 pages, some duplicates, and faded photo of him.

ALLEN, Charles William. Deserted his illegitimate child Edward Thomas BRADY at Port Melbourne in 1928. He was c22 years of age. Small photo on file.  1 page only.

ARMSTRONG, John, deserted wife Alice Caroline and child at Preston in 1928.  He was 28 years, a driver.  Photo of him and a female.  3 pages, List 6.

AYERS, Lawrence, deserted wife Annie and children at Carlton in 1901.  He was 40-45 years old, a carpenter.  4 pages plus photo.  List 4.

BAILEY, Charles alias WILLIAMS. Deserted wife Florence Julette Amelia Bailey at Carlton in 1918. He was 54 years of age and a spiritualist. Warrant subsequently cancelled as maintenance paid. 9 pages and postcard style photo of a number of people, possibly taken in Europe, judging by police (?) uniform.

BALLAM, Walter, or PALMER. Left for Western Australia in 1912; wife Minnie Frances Ballam suspects he intends to desert her, and that he has a woman with him. He is a carter, 33 years old. They have a 12 year old child. Photograph of him and one page.

BARKMAN, Frederick. Deserted wife Rose at Mildura in 1917. He was born in New Zealand, 29 years, a cook. 14 pages, one photo.

BARRATT, Herbert, deserted wife Violet at Glen Iris in 1928; 32 years, photo with child taken in 1924.  3 pages, List 6.

BARRETT, Thomas, wanted for wife desertion at Leongatha in 1910; not found.  4 pages and photo, List 4.

BARROW, William Henry, deserted wife and children at Echuca c1926.  In 1928 W.H. McCANN reported him; c56 years.  2 pages and photo.  List 4.

BAYNTON, William Thomas. Married Alicia Ellen McGINTY in 1915, then in the AIF. However he was already married, and had a wife Rosetta Lucy nee THORPE and two children in Kingston Tasmania. Arrested, he broke out of prison and escaped. In 1917 it was believed he was in New Zealand. No photograph of him, but of his two children, and copies of both marriage certificates. 22 pages.

BEATTIE, John, deserted wife Agnes at Cranbourne in 1928.  He was 52 years, a farmer; supposed to be with a Mrs. BROWNLEE.  Photo of him; 3 pages, List 4.

BELL, Hepenstal Mitchell. Sought for committing a bigamous marriage. Married firstly Mathias JOHANSEN in Brisbane in 1911, then Thomas Oliver HOWELL in Seymour in 1917. She was the daughter of Ernest and Sarah Jane Bell nee OSWIN. Very complicated story. Howell in the army and sent overseas. Hepenstal’s former school friend Marcella Mabel WILLIAMS of Punchbowl Sydney alerts Howell’s mother in Charters Towers Qld. to her true history. She is receiving a military allowance from Howell, but living with William ARNOLD, claiming to be divorced. She had also adopted a child in the past, but gave it away after awhile. There are letters to a Mrs. HETHERINGTON of White Hills Bendigo and four photos: two of Hepenstal and Thomas, with him in military uniform, one photo of both of them in uniform, and one of her in uniform. The case was apparently never proceeded with, as it would have proved too expensive to bring witnesses interstate. 36 pages.

BENNETT, Henry. Baker at Yarrawonga, sold out in 1918 and supposed to join wife Sarah in Brunswick, but went to Sydney. 45 years of age. 14 pages, one photo.

BERKELEY, John Edward, deserted i3 illegitimate children, Alfred E., Gladys and John F., of Rose Frances ANDERSON, Jolimont; formerly factory manager for Snider & Abraham, South Melbourne.  Left for Qld in 1911; photo.  In 1913 Rose asked police to trace him, believed to have married May CAMPBELL and have a child by her, and be interstate under name of HARCOURT.  File covers 1913-1917.  13 pages, List 8.

BLACKBURNE, Frank Russell, deserted wife Bertha in 1905. He had been a clerk in the Lands Department and owed money.  She is left destitute.  Several letters from Bertha, and one from Fran on file.  30 pages and one photo.  List 6.

BOOTH, Joseph, deserted wife Kate Alious at Coburg in 1928.  He was a 54 years, formerly a railway station master, believed to be with Elsie G. McALPINE.  1 page and photo.  List 5.

BOUCHER, Thomas Tyrer. Deserted wife Annabell in Richmond in 1917, aged 51 years. 2 pages and photo.

BOURKE, Charles, driver, c27 years, deserted wife Myrtle in 1928 at Coburg, 6 pages, List 4.

BRETTAGH, John Robert. Deserted wife Daisy and five children at Ivanhoe. File covers 1917-1918 and has two photos of him, one clean shaven, one with a moustache. 56 pages.

BROOKE, Henry Clifford, metal polisher, 59 years, deserted wife Florence at Fitzroy in 1930.  3 pages and photo.  List 8.

BROOKS, Leslie Joseph, deserted Christina BARKELY and child Graham BROOKS at Clifton Hill in 1928.  Hawker, two photos of him with a child. 5 pages, List 6.

BROWN, Arthur Andrew Clyde. Deserted wife Charlotte in Brunswick in 1918. Theatrical wig maker, 36 yrs. Group photo of nine adults and five children in a park. 7 pages, damaged.

BROWN, Robert. Deserted wife Stella at Mackenzie St., Melbourne in 1917. He was a motor driver and mechanic, 35 years of age. 2 pages, 3 photos, one portrait, two distant shots [faded] with group in car.

BROWN, William, deserted wife Florence at South Melbourne in 1913.  Labourer, 42 years, may use names BRASSEY or FERGUSON.  Not found.  In 1920 police search again.  8 pages and photo.  List 9.

BUGANY, John, deserted wife Henrietta at Goulburn in 1902, believed at Bendigo.  Not found.  Note, no photo but letter from her.  21 pages, List 6.

BULL, Harry Austin, 43 years, sought by wife in Fitzroy in 1910. Left for Tasmania 2 weeks ago; English, bookmaker’s clerk.  Photo of 3 people on a ship.  11 pages, List 8.

BULLEN, Ernest. Deserted wife Rose in Richmond in 1917. He was 26 years of age. 3 pages and photo.

BURSTALL, Albert Ernest. Wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his two children at Carlton, 1918. 2 pages and photo.

BURT, James Francis, known as Frank, deserted wife Marianne at Derby Tasmania.  She took out a warrant in Sydney in 1901 and wrote three letters to Victoria police before he was arrested; no photo, but letters are interesting.  27 pages, List 4.

BUTTERWORTH, Cecil.  Charged with child desertion in 1915 by Miss HURLEY.  Note that this is an incomplete file of 11 pages.  There is no photo, but I’ve put it on this site in case the rest of the file turns up later.  List 2, 11 pages.

BUTTERWORTH, Mrs. Jean of Bordertown, wrote in 1919 re her husband Arthur Henry and his failure to pay maintenance to her and their two children. He had a brother in Victoria. Not found. 10 pages and photo.

BUTTERWORTH, Robert Edmund. Deserted wife and five children in 1902 in Geelong. He was a labourer, shearer and handyman, c35 years of age, probably using name BURTON, and had run off with Mrs. Annie PHELAN and her son. Found in New Zealand and extradited. 60 pages, photo.

BRYAN, Arthur, deserted wife Helen at Wonthaggi in 1928.  English, 25 years, left with youth named STANTON.  2 pages and photo.  List 4.

CABALZER, Christopher, deserted wife Elizabeth and 4 children at Lefroy Tasmania.  Arrested in Victoria in 1896 and returned to Tasmania.  Photo of him with a group of men.  28 pages, List 4. CONNECTION FOUND.

CADDAYE, Mrs. Rose.  Wrote from Mirboo in 1908 re her husband Andrew, who uses name MAYO.  He has deserted her; she had a son.  Police find him interstate; he has two children by another women.  Poor quality photo on file.  2 pages. List 3.

CAMERON, Gilbert. Deserted wife Annie in Bendigo in 1897. He was born in Victoria, a miner, 30 years of age, and had been working at Broken Hill, 1 page and photo.

CAMPBELL, Victor James Ronald, deserted wife Ivy at Woodend in 1929; labourer, 28 years.  Photo and 8 pages, List 8.

CANVIN, Harold William of Fitzroy, wrote in 1919 re his wife Elizabeth, who had drawn money from the bank and disappeared with their three girls, Kathleen Marie, Dolly Hetty and Jeannie, aged 9, 7 and 5 years. He suspected she had run off with a cousin named Offie MARTIN. There is a photograph of the three girls, and a woman with the head cut out, but the body visible. The back of the photograph has written in pencil ‘ Pte. W. Canvin, 46th Battalion’ and has a message to ‘Daddy’. Police fail to find her. 5 pages.

CASS, Edward. Alias COSTELLO/HOWARD. See my Missing People web pages for details of this complicated case involving OSMAN, STEWART, STEANE, ASHTON, PARKER and RICHARDS.

CHAFER, Mark, deserted wife Alice at Wentworth NSW in 1907; 40 years.  No photo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 7.

CHALLEN, Oliver Leopold, deserted illegitimate child Jack SHERIDAN, mother Agnes Sheridan at Prahran in 1928.  He was a widower with two children, c40 years, electrical engineer, brother was at Malvern.  Photo of him in some sort of uniform.  2 pages, List 6.

CHANTER, Reginald, returned soldiers, 40 years, deserted wife Elizabeth and child at Swan Hill in 1929.  In 1930 she took out a warrant.  2 pages and photo in uniform (damaged.)  List 8.

CLAGUE, Thomas, wanted in 1912 for failure to comply with maintenance order for wife Margaret, Bendigo.  Very faded photo on file.  Victorian, 26 years, blacksmith.  9 pages, List  4.

CLINCH, John, deserted wife Agnes at Collingwood in 1913, believed in Sydney.  He was 28 years old.  Found.  7 pages and photo.  List 9.

COCKERILL, George Edward Raymond, deserted wife Dorothy Myrtle and four children at Kensington in 1928.  He was a lorry driver, 31 years, photo in uniform.  5 pages, List 5.

CONDON, Michael John. Deserted wife Susan in North Melbourne in 1918. A fireman on board ship, using name M.J. CRAWLEY, and was formerly in the New Zealand military. No photo, but letters from both Susan and Michael. 16 pages.

CORNEHLS, George, deserted wife Ida and child Victor Harold at Carlton in 1928.  He is an electrician, 31 years. Photo and 2 pages.  List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CORNISH, William James.  Deserted wife Alice Valerie at Caulfield in 1930, believed to have run off with Margaret DENHAM.  He was 46 yrs, English, a tramway employee.  Small photo of him in tramway uniform on file.  3 pages and photo, List 2.

CROCKER, John, deserted wife at Christchurch New Zealand in 1896.  Solicitor’s letter on file, she is going to divorce him.  No photo, but small flyer of an art union of 2o of his paintings, he is an artist.  18 pages, List 7.

CROWLE, George Adolphus. Deserted wife Martha and five children in Ballarat in 1917. He was 36 years, a shearer, and was believed to have gone interstate. File covers 1917-1920 and the continued search for him. It includes a number of letters from Martha who is destitute. 96 pages, 2 photos, one in a group and one with a child.

DALLAGLIO, Louis. Complicated story, not really a desertion, but I couldn’t resist! He and his wife Florence nee McCormack were separated, and he had custody of their child Florence Mary. He left her in the care of Mrs. Rose PRIEST of Frankston and visited regularly. Joseph KANN, a soldier, kidnapped the child and returned her to her mother in 1918. Police investigate, and Louis gives them a copy of a photo of his former wife Florence. 5 pages.

DAVIES, Montague Duroure, 32 years, deserted wife Edith May in Adelaide in 1906 after stealing her money.  Traced to Melbourne and living with barmaid Doris CHAMBERS.  Photo, 9 pages, List 7.

DAY, Francis Alfred. Deserted wife Elma May and child at Bendigo in 1918. Pastry cook, 34 yrs. 4 pages and photo of him in military uniform; photo torn at level of shoulders and cap.

DAY, Henry, deserted illegitimate child by Violet may BAKER at Fitzroy in 1930; labourer, c29 years.  2 pages and photo of him and small child.  List 8.

DECKER, Phillip Alfred, deserted wife Annie and four children at Richmond in 1907; miner, 39 years.  Photo.  6 pages, List 8.

DEER, Claude Emerson.  Deserted wife Alice Maud at Kensington in 1912; a baker, 26 years.  26 pages, List 4.

DELLAR, Albert Claude Percival. Deserted wife Annie and two children at St. Kilda in 1917. He was c38 yrs of age. 2 pages, photo has been damaged.

DERRICK, Ernest (known as Dick), deserted illegitimate child by Gertrude STANTON at Mirboo in 1905.  She is destitute.  Found with his brother in Queensland.  3 pages and photo, List 4.

DODSON, Walter. Deserted wife Margaret and children Walter and Veronica in Melbourne c1914. He was a coal lumper, aged 38 years. 10 pages, some damaged and photo.

DOWNIE, Harold Thomas, deserted wife Emma and two children at Northcote in 1928; 33 years, a labourer, wedding photo on file.  1 page, List 5.

DREW, Ernest Victor. Deserted wife Grace Agnes and 3 children at South Yarra in 1917. Mother Mrs. WATTS. He was aged 28 yrs. 1 page and photo.

DUBBER, Wallace. Engine driver, 44 years, deserted wife Minnie Beatrice and absconded with 17 year old Minnie Kathleen DOCHERTY or FOSS. Her father William Docherty of Horsham also lodges complaint. Photo of Minnie on file. 4 pages.

DUCKWORTH, James.  Deserted wife Catherine in Zeehan Tasmania in 1905; were newly married.  A miner, c48 yrs.  File contains his letter, giving reason for leaving and asking her to follow him, and one from her to police two months later.  Photo and 4 pages,  List 3.

EBSWORTH, Frederick Edmund. Deserted Bruce FRAZER, his illegitimate child by Mary Jean FRAZER at Footscray in 1919. No photo, but letters from Mary, Frederick and his sister/brother on file. He was a clerk, c30 yrs of age. 16 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND.

ELLIOTT, Edwin Finley. Deserted wife Alice Victoria at Footscray in 1918. Plumber and tinsmith, 28 yrs. She has three children and is pregnant with a fourth. He is believed to be living interstate with Cynthia BEST. He may use the name JOURDAIN. Photo of him in evening dress, and six copies of just head and shoulders. 18 pages.

ELLIOTT, William Mason, deserted wife Jane Wylie at Ballarat in 1891; book-keeper, 39 years native of New Zealand.   Served with maintenance order and persuaded Mrs. Annie PURDUE to go surety, but absconded, and she asked to produce bond.  In 1897 police report he is living with Martha FARNSWORTH in Victoria.  His wife Jane was living in Invercargill New Zealand and couldn’t afford to come to Melbourne.  Warrant cancelled; she intends to divorce him.  Small faded photograph on file.  26 pages, List 4.

FINCH, Henry. Deserted wife Mary Elizabeth at North Melbourne in 1918. Labourer, 51 years. Warrant withdrawn. 5 pages and very dark photo of him and female child.

FITZGERALD, Albert George, deserted wife Zilpha and three children at South Melbourne in 1906.  A printer, 29 years, has sisters Mrs. HONEYBONE in Sydney and Mrs. HARRISON at Mirbool.  Two photos and 10 pages, List 4.

FLEMING, James, deserted wife Christine at North Melbourne in 1902.  A Scot, 36 years, may assume name SHARP, last heard of in Sydney.  Photo.  3 pages, List 7.

FLORY, John Albert. Failure to pay maintenance to wife Rose Victoria nee PARKER in South Yarra in 1917. He was 32 years, a fireman on board ship, and using another name. Her father lived in London. 22 pages, 1 photo.

FORREST, Percival Albert.  Son of – ROTHERHAM, and William Faithfull Forrest, who lived in the Adelong/Beechworth area, deserted wife at Katoomba in 1919.  Photo of the two of them on file.  6 pages, List 3.

GASCH, Albert Ferdinand Nicholson, deserted wife Florence Emma and four children at Brunswick in 1906.  He is a German, 33 years, and cleared out with 26 year old Annie FRY.  Marriage certificate on file shows Florence was nee BELL.  Two letters from Albert on file.  28 pages and one photo.  List 6.

GILBERT, Johanna, Brunswick, deserted by husband Charles William Gilbert in 1900.  He was a baker at Coburg, had sold the business and disappeared with the proceeds.  Photo and one page report.  List 4.

GILES, George Henry. Deserted his illegitimate child by Florence Ethel ARMSTRONG in Elwood in 1917. He was a Victorian, 30 years of age and in the AIF. 2 pages and damaged photo [file pin put thru forehead].

GODFREY, Edwin Thomas, sought by C.I.D. in Natal, South Africa, for wife and child maintenance, 35 years, barman and clerk, left there with a Mrs. ADLER alias CRANCH.  Faded photo.  7 pages, List 7.

GOSS, John.  Deserted wife Matilda in 1902; she divorced him in 1904, 5 pages of court papers and one photo, List 4.

GREEN, Archibald, left wife at Flemington in 1895 and went to W.A.  In 1896 he wrote to her, and sent a photo of a group at men in a mining camp at Coolgardie.  In 1899  she asked police to try and find him; not found.  His letter and photo on file.  5 pages, List 4.

GREEN, John William. Deserted wife Jessie in Collingwood in 1919, went to Sydney with Ruby POWELL, whom he then deserted. Ruby was pregnant to him and planned to return to Melbourne. Green was a former Collingwood footballer who subsequently played for Brighton. Warrant subsequently cancelled as he was returning to his wife. The photo is of a group, possibly a family. 18 pages.

GRIFFIN, William. Baker, c48 yrs, deserted his illegitimate child by Ellen MAGUIRE in 1919 at Richmond. He had adult children at Geelong. Police find he had cleared out from his family 7-8 yrs previously. One photo, 3 pages.

GROSSMAN, Albert, deserted his illegitimate child by Sophia Agnes RAU at Jan Juc in 1909.  3 pages and photo.  List 4.

GUY, James.  Wanted in 1928 for wife desertion on Vera Guy of Maryborough, Victoria.  Chinese, 42yrs etc.  10 pages, no photograph, List 3.

HAMILTON, Frederick Mordaunt. Deserted wife Rosalie and children Rosalie and Ruby at Hampton in 1918. Was a saddler, aged 39 yrs. Found in Sydney and extradited. One photo and 33 pages, many of which are Court documents.

HAMILTON, William Reginald, left wife Rose in Victoria in 1899, saying he was going to Hay NSW.  She went to police in 1900, had never heard from him, but he was seen in Sydney recently with a woman he claimed was his wife, and who she believes is Mrs. ALLAN of Prahran.  Rose has two children to support.   His mother’s maiden name was DONOUGH and he was usually employed around theatres.  Photo of him on file.  16 pages, List 4.

HARCOURT, Conrad, deserted wife Mary Agnes and child Eric at Preston in 1906.  Photo and 7 pages.  List 4.

HARMON, Frederick Thomas, 41 years, formerly a detective in the Tasmanian police force, deserted wife Isabel and children at Hobart in 1928; believed living with Gwen SIMMONDS/SYMMONS alias DINGLE, 37 years.  Photo, 14 pages, List 4.

HARRINGTON, David Abraham, sought by wife Edith Jane, Prospect South Australia, in 1907.  He was 50 years old, a carpenter; may be with  woman.  Photo on him in uniform – Army?  9 pages, List 7.

HAUGHEY, Arthur.  Charged by wife Olive, in 1913, with failure to pay maintenance.  He was a tailor, 28yrs, used the name HOWIE.  4 pages and photo.

HAY, Herbert Charles, deserted wife Elizabeth at Malvern.  In 1928 a photograph of him, using another name, appeared in a newspaper (on file).  He was 65 years old and a bullock driver.  15 pages, List 5.

HAYCOCK, Harold. Deserted wife Kate in Richmond in 1917; English, 29 years, gripman on cable car. Subsequently found to have committed a bigamous marriage using name Harold MANTON with Annie MYERS. Annie’s parents were Thomas MYERS, police constable, and Annie McINERNEY. His child Nellie [by Kate] was sent to him in South Australia, but ended up in an orphanage under the name Mary Manton. Letter from her to school friend on file, also marriage certificate. 23 pages, two photos, one with another male and one in a group.

HAYWARD, Henry James, deserted wife Mary Jane and two children at Parkville in 1918. He was a labourer aged 38 yrs. 3 pages, one photo.

HAZELL, Alfred John. Deserted wife Hazel Hazell in Melbourne in 1916. He was a Victorian, 26 years of age, whose mother lived in Fitzroy and aunt lived in Hurstville NSW. Their child had died in 1916. The photo was taken when he was a boy. 11 pages, one photo.

HEADEN, Thomas Henry. 35 years, a musician who appeared in vaudeville shows; known as ‘Tom Hedley the Musical Mute’. Deserted wife Geta Lola and children Roy, Thelma and Dorothy at Footscray in 1915. Finally arrested in 1917. 29 pages, some of them duplicates and photo.

HEEPS, George Ephraim, deserted wife Maud Clementine at Elmore in 1900, aged 43 years; may be with Mrs McPHAIL, who is separated from her husband.  Photo and 4 pages, List 4.

HENNESSY, Stanley, deserted unnamed child at Traralgon in 1913; warrant issued.  27 years, believed to be in Qld., not found.  Photo and 5 pages, List 8.

HILLS, Richard, deserted wife Mabel and children Joyce, Richard and Patricia at Prahran in 1928.  He was a returned soldier, 34 years.  2 pages and photo.  List 5.

HITCHCOCK, George Frederick.  Deserted his wife in Brunswick in 1904; 44 years, barman, believed to be interstate.  10 pages and a small poor quality photo, List 4.

HODGES, Archibald. Deserted his illegitimate child by Harriet EAGLES of Balaclava at Horsham in 1918, 22yrs old, returned soldier. 4 pages and photo.

HOPPER, William Henry, 36 years,  failed to comply with a court order taken out by his wife Veronica Elsie at Richmond in 1928; has an uncle at Mildura.  Photo and 7 pages.  List 6.

HOWARD, John Charles. Baker, 34 years, deserted wife Bertha at Hawthorn in 1917. One page, torn, and photo.

HURST, Cornelius Edwin, deserted wife Nellie Edna at Warrnambool in 1928.  Labourer, 24 years.  3 pages and photo.  List 4.

HUTCHINSON, Henry William Morris, deserted wife Rosa at Ballarat in 1928; left with wife’s sister Kathleen WALKER, 23 years.  Photo of both of them on the file.  3 pages, List 6.

JENKINS, John Stewart. Deserted wife Margaret at Yarraville, 1897. He was born in Victoria and aged 25 years. 1 page and photo.

KEALY, Elizabeth M., Edenhope, took out warrant in 1928 for Rupert A. FENTON for failure to pay maintenance on her child James.  Fenton was a returned soldier, a farmer near Harrow, c32 years.  22 pages; no photo but letters from her.  List 5.

KELLETT, David Joseph. Deserted wife Harriette at Collingwood in 1918. A bootmaker, 36-38 years old, his mother lived at Collingwood, his sister was Mrs. OHLSEN. Harriette’s letter on file. 12 pages and photo.

KELLY, Henry Charles William, deserted wife Mary Elizabeth at Cobden in 1928.  A labourer, 38 years, has taken his six children with him, may be accompanied by Mrs. POLLARD, also of Cobden.  Photo of him, wife and three children.  7 pages and photo.  List 4.

KELSO, Lionel Charles. Deserted wife Ruby Clarice at Fitzroy in 1919. He was a vaudeville artist, c28 yrs. Elsie ATKINSON was enticed away by him previously. 17 pages, including two letters from him and photo.

KENT, Robert David.  Wife Florence Isabella arrived in Melbourne to join him in 1919, but he couldn’t be found; she is left destitute.  He was a ship’s painter, c30 years.  15 pages and photo of him in uniform.  List 7.

KING, Felix Frederick, deserted Alice R. GREEN atTamworthin 1896; she has had two illegitimate children to him, one of whom is Edward Cecil GREEN.  In 1900 she wrote several letters to police, asking them to find him, he was believed to be inMelbourne.   Not found.  Photo and 15 pages.   List 4.

KING, Walter Henry. A butcher, 37 years old, deserted his wife Ellie and four children at Footscray in 1919. Two small photos on file, one with his face in shadow. 8 pages, including a letter from him in Sydney.

LAHEY, Thomas Herbert. Born Tasmania, a carter/driver, c30 years of age, deserted wife Matilda Emma in 1917 in Tasmania. Arrested in Melbourne. 10 pages and photo.

LAKE, Percy Thomas, deserted wife Edith and two children at St. Kilda in 1928.  He is a wool classer, 24 years.  Photo of a couple; 2 pages, List 6.

LAMBTON, James Arthur. Deserted wife Lucretia and three children at Yalca near Nathalia in 1919. Formerly a school teacher, was a captain in the army. Believed to be with Nurse CROSSMAN in New Zealand. Her brother was Herbert Crossman of Quirindi. No photo, but letter from wife. 36 pages.

LANE, John Joseph, deserted wife and five children at Armadale in 1899, and ‘took up with a wealthy widow, Sophia MILLER’.  Wife writs that he was formerly an undertaker, and the pair had became undertakers at Woollongabba near Brisbane.  Photo of him on file.  11 pages, List 4.

LATTER, Irene May, charged Albert HART with deserting his illegitimate child Richard Alan Latter in 1928.  He was a painter, 23 years, mother lived at Albert Park.  No photo in this case, but a handwritten letter from her.  9 pages, List 6.

LE FEVRE, William. Deserted wife Amy at Abbotsford, 1917. A labourer, 34 years. She later receives a letter from him on Flinders Island, stating he is returning. 2 photos.

LITTLE, Albert John, deserted wife Rose Pattie at Beaumaris in 1928.  Labourer, 29 years, last heard of at Kerang.  Photo and 1 page, List 6.

LORD, Benjamin Edmund, deserted wife Agnes and children in 1928; 49 years, a plumber/seaman.  Photo with wife and two children on file; 3 pages, List 5.

LOVELL, Joseph Charles, deserted wife Rose at Abbotsford in 1928; 22 years mother at Preston.  4 pages and photo taken at Luna Park.  List 6.

LYON, Thomas Henry. Born England, wharf labourer, 28 years; married Mary Jane c.1916 at Shepparton. They came to Melbourne, but he was a drunkard and a gambler and deserted her in 1918. 3 pages and photo.

McALLISTER, J., Waterous Landing via Yarloop Western Australia, wrote in 1904, reporting that his wife Mary Frances and children Robert, James, Frederick, Lillian and William had sailed from there to Perth with John BARRY under false names, and asks police to trace them.  Mary was born in Portland, maiden name JENNINGS.  Barry had deserted his wife and two children, who were now at Mount Cole.  Photos of both Mary and Barry on file.  14 pages, List 7.

McCABE, Albert Victor, deserted illegitimate child Norman Edward, son of Olive Myrtle JONES at North Melbourne in 1928.  Photo of a group of people., 2 pages.  List 5.

McCARTHY, Violet Esther. Took her two children, Thelma, 5 yrs and Kenneth, 4yrs, and left her husband and home in Richmond in 1918. 1 page and photo.

McCOY, William Vincent.  Left Victoria for Queensland c1899 and sent very little maintenance for his wife and four children who remained behind in Essendon.  Wife subsequently admitted to lunatic asylum, her mother has to take in some of the children, others working to maintain themselves.  Eldest daughter E. asks police to try and get some money out of him to assist his family.  File covers 1902-1904 and has a series of letters from him and a number of reports on the case; no photograph but some very interesting material.  Large file, List 4.

McCUE, Ernest, deserted wife Doreen Louise at Sunderland England in 1928.  Native of Ellerslie, Scotland, 28 years, last heard of in Fitzroy. Faded photo of him in kilt and 1 page, List 6.

McDONALD, Alfred Robert, deserted wife Nellie Maud at South Melbourne in 1913.  He was a labourer, c27 years, they have 4 children.  Several letters of his on file; claimed to have had an accident but this was a lie.  Photo of him and child.  16 pages, List 8.

MacDONALD, Arthur Raymond, deserted wife Elsie Mabel and child at Northcote in 1928.  Roof tiler, c23 years.  Photo of them both.  2 pages and photo.  List 4.

McDONALD, Duncan William. Deserted wife Lillie and four children at Carlton, 1908. Is 39 years old, an ex police constable, employed on railways at Perth, believed living with Mrs. Jessie HILL. No photograph, but letter from him claiming his wife is a drunkard and offering to pay fares for children to join him there; one child has died. File covers 1908-09 and is 32 pages. List 2.

McFARLANE, Sydney John, deserted illegitimate child Sydney George MUDFORD, mother Eva May, Brighton, in 1929.  Accountant, 39 years.  Faded photo of a couple and baby.  1 page, List 8.

McFARLANE, Thomas alias DUNNE alias HOGGARD alias SLOANE; born Victoria, 32 years in 1905, worked in shearing sheds.  Deserted wife Mary and four children at Burramine in 1904; 2 children sent to St Aiden’s Orphanage in 1908, when she is living at Yarawonga.  He is found in Forbes living with woman LOXLEY, and promises to pay maintenance, but clears out.  Later travelling with Mary CARTWRIGHT.  Found in 1909 in gaol in NSW, but not extradited to Victoria, as wife is found to have had an illegitimate child to his brother Michael, who had also deserted her. Large file covers 1904-1909 and includes a photo of him.  77 pages, List 2.

McGARRY, Andrew, deserted wife Hanorah at St Kilda in 1929, late hotel keeper, 57 years. Photo and 5 pages, List 8.

MacGRUER, William Edward  Deserted wife May and child at Sunshine, 1928.  He was Scotch, 30yrs of age, a fitter and turner.  Photo of a couple on file, and 2 pages.  List 3.

MacKENZIE, John Archibald. Born London, a clerk, 30 years of age, deserted wife Louisa Mary in North Melbourne in 1917. 3 pages. Photo in military uniform and very dark, may not reproduce well.

McKENZIE, William. Deserted illegitimate child Mavis Lloyd SPICE (mother Ruby May SPICE) at Kensington in 1918. Had been employed in Sunshine quarry, was c30 years. 4 pages and photo.

McLEOD, John Daniel, let wife and children John Henry, 16, Jessie 14, Bernard 12, Florence 9 and Hayman 7 at Yarraville in c1911 and went working in a meat freezing works, but failed to send maintenance.  The wife was forced to go to work, was injured in a factory accident, then developed TB and died. Mrs Margaret M. LOWE took the children in initially, while police searched for him in New Zealand where his brother Norman was without success.  Photo of him in a group of men is in file.  27 pages, List 9.

McNAMARA, Jack, deserted wife Lilian Elizabeth and child Elizabeth at Spotswood in 1928; a driver, 23 years, Victorian.  Photo and 3 pages, List 6.

McNAMARA, Joseph Vincent, deserted wife Allerena Elsie Jane and two c hldren at Sale in 1919.  He was a Victorian, c25 years old, a motor driver.  1 page and very dark photo of him.  List 7.

MALVINO, Harry, deserted wife Kathleen at Carlton in 1918.  He was a theatrical manager, 63 years etc.  Photo of him with woman.  10 pages, List 7.

MARKS, Reuben.  Photo of man in uniform with army number 3083, inside envelope addressed to the manager, Craigburn Station, Mt. Direction Tasmania, attached to a small slip from a criminal offence report, indicated he was wanted for wife desertion.  In a box containing 1928 material, but could be from another year.  List 5.

MARSHALL, Clarence Harry Joseph, deserted wife Constance at Korumburra in 1928, had done so before.  5 pages and photo of him and child.  List 4.

MARTIN, Edward Arnold also known as Edward ARNOLD, deserted wife Mary Victoria and child at East Brunswick in 1928.  He was an accountant, 30 yrs of age.  8 pages and photo of family group on verandah.  List 3.

MARTIN, Edward Lawrence, deserted wife A. and children at North Melbourne in 1928.  He was 59 years, had been working at a sawmill; photo obviously taken when younger.  8 pages, List 6.

MASON, James Henry.  Deserted wife Mina in Hawthorn in 1901. English, 37 years, produce dealer.  Photo was provided but returned.  Not found.  6 pages, List 4.

MATTHEWS, John William, deserted wife Ethel Mary and three children at Modewarra near Geelong in 1928.  He was a storekeeper, 40 years.  Photo (wedding?) of him in uniform with a woman.  3 pages and photo, List 5.

MAY, Arthur Victor, deserted pregnant wife Maud Ethel Mary in Adelaide in 1907; believed in Broken Hill. No photo.   7 pages, List 7.

MAY, Samuel Robert, sought by wife Lily, C/- E.J. YELLAND, Gembrook Victoria in 1907.  He was in Tasmania under the name of JONES, working on the Ringarooma dredge.  Not found.  No photo.  10 pages, List 6.

MEYERS, George. Deserted wife Marion and child at Moonee Ponds in 1914. He was a labourer, 32 years, formerly worked in a tobacco factory. 6 pages, photo of a group of men, possibly at factory.

MILBOURNE, William.  Returned soldier, No. 663 of 24th Battalion, deserted wife Elsie in 1920.  Found interstate and extradited.  Two photos, one small one of head and shoulders, one larger shot of whole body; both in uniform.

MILNE, Alexander Kenneth Claude. Wife Olive Powell nee SCROOP charges him with wife desertion and bigamy. They were married in 1926 in South Australia, and he has subsequently married Ina Mavis DUNNING nee HARVEY in Victoria in 1928, and had a daughter by her. He is 28 years of age, an engineer and returned soldier. Police ascertain that there was an earlier marriage to Virginia Olive PIKE. Photo of him in evening dress with medals on his chest. 27 pages.  Another file, covering 1928-1930 and containing copies of 3 marriage certificates, letters from his sister Mrs. Patricia JEMISON, reports from New Zealand police, including an interview with his father Alexander Robertson Milne etc.  77 pages, List 4.

MOCKRIDGE, Albert Thomas. Deserted wife Iris and four children in Carlton in 1912. He was a lithographic artist and stage singer and believed to have gone to Sydney on his way overseas. 2 photos, one of a group of males, perhaps on stage, and one of him.  10 pages.

MONTANA, Juan, deserted wife Jean Blair Montana, Hawthorn.  In 1913 she accuses police of protecting him from a warrant she has taken out.  He formerly lived at Monbulk, believed now to be living with woman THOMSON from Maryborough.  Two photos, one very faded.  List 8.

MORAN, Arthur Edward Augustus, deserted wife at Balaclava c1911; painter, 33 years, believed to have married Daisy PACINIE nee PIERCE who had 2 children by her husband.  She has since died and her father is looking for the children.  He was in Adelaide; has previously left children with a woman and now owes her money for their care.  15 pages and photo.  List 9.

MORRISON, Isabel, South Yarra, wrote in 1930 re her husband John, labourer, 33 years, last heard of at Quambatook.  1 page and photo, List 8.

MOYLE, Samuel, deserted wife Emma at Camberwell in 1928, believed to be with Maude Ellen RICHARDSON; photo of the two of them on file.  He was 39 years, a driver, she was English, 37 years.  Arrested interstate.  5 pages and photo, Lit 5.

MUSGROVE, Henry W. Deserted wife at Richmond in 1910, supposed living with prostitute Alice HALLAM. Photo of him.

NANKIVELL, Roy George, deserted wife Nancy Alma and child Roy at Carlton in 1928.  He was a motor cycle salesman, c30 years old.  Two photos and 6 pages, List 6.

NAPIER, William James, deserted illegitimate child of Josephine McGowan of Port Melbourne in 1928.  He was a metal polisher, 27 years.  Photo and 4 pages, List 4.

NELSON, Lewis William. Deserted wife Fanny Elizabeth at Geelong in 1917. He was a drover, 33 years old, believed to be in Melbourne with a young woman, May LAYTON. Wife and three children penniless. Photo of Nelson and Layton on file. 14 pages.

NEWTON, Samuel James. Deserted wife in Richmond in 1919. His father in law Robert Henry BURROWES writes to the police department, asking if Stephen Newton, recently committed for trial in NSW for murder, is the same person. Police advise it is not. Photo of Samuel in soldier’s uniform. 4 pages.

NICHOLSON, Samuel alias STOREY. Warrant issued for wife desertion in 1918. He was then 33 years old, occupation given as engineer (later altered to bricklayer) wife’s name was Mary and son Frank Police subsequently discovered he had enlisted under the name of Nicholson, and his military papers show a wife and two children at Katoomba. He was arrested in Sydney and extradited to Melbourne 1920. There are two very poor quality photos of him; one a distant shot with a group of males, the other has a smudge over his face. (I really don’t think they’re worth purchasing). In all there are 31 pages detailing the police investigation.

NORMAN, John Leonard.  Deserted wife Janet and infant son in 1918.  He was a gripman at Prahran, his parents lived at Horsham.  No photo but interesting letter from her.  9 pages, List 3.

NORRIS, Clive Lyell. Deserted wife Annie and three children at Colbrook near Ballan in 1919. Annie had relatives named McKenzie. He was a sawmill hand, 25yrs, known as Jack. They formerly lived at Warburton. Letter from Anna HONEYBALL on file, one of his lady friends. Mrs. Emma LAVELLE ‘recently in divorce court’ another of his friends. Photo of him as one of a group of employees of Walker’s sawmill near Warburton, and a separate photo just of him. 26 pages.

NORTON, Joseph McLellan, deserted wife Emily Elizabeth at Richmond in 1930; labourer, 27 years.  Two photos on file, one of a poor quality.  6 pages, List 8.

OAKMAN, Thomas, deserted wife Catherine Mary and two children at Clifton Hill in 1914, a saddler.  In 1916 she claims he has enlisted in the army.  File covers 1914-1917, with some repetition.  A faded photo of him on file.  30 pages, List 9.

O’BRIEN, Frederick James, deserted wife Mary and infant in 1911 in Melbourne; warrant issued. In 1913 she cancelled the warrant.  He was a labourer, 20 years, believed in Sydney.  Photo on file of him in uniform, perhaps cadet/soldier outfit.  7 pages, List 8.

O’MULLANE, David William alias Darkie WILSON.  Deserted wife Min and two children at South Melbourne prior to 1919.  She asks police to find him, and encloses his letter (in faint pencil) from Winton Station, where he claims to be dying, but this is untrue.  No photo, but file is interesting.  6 pages, List 3.

O’NEILL, John Joseph. Deserted wife Claudine and child in South Melbourne in 1917. He was 37 years old, and his brother in law lived at Casino NSW. 6 pages, small photo of him in military uniform.

OSBORNE, Ernest, deserted wife Irene May and 3 children at Fitzroy in 1929.  Labourer, 24 years; his sister is Mrs Maude KENNITT.  3 pages and photo.  List 8.

OSWIN, Sarah Jane. See entry for BELL, H.

PACKER, G.  Wife W.L. Packer writes from New Zealand in 1904 re his failure to pay maintenance.  No photograph, but very expressive letter.  6 pages, List 4.

PARKER, Albert Edward. 31 years of age, wife Viola in Carlton, 1917. 1 page and photo.

PASSEY, Sidney Edward. Deserted wife Winifred Elizabeth Ann and child in Essendon in 1928. 28 years of age. Small photo of him with woman and baby. 5 pages.

PAYNE, Henry Walter, traveller for Iron Merchants, BRISCOE & CO. ofMelbourne, deserted wife Mary and 11 year old son at Old Gisborne c1893.  Wife wrote to police in 1900, he had been sighted recently inBrisbane, asks police to track him.  He has a cousin RENTER (?) there.  He would be 42 years, born at sea betweenEnglandandMelbourne.    Police find a Henry Payne, who married Emily Jane CLAYTON in Townsville in 1896, a widower, but this is not him.  Photo of Henry and Mary taken c1888 on file.  Not found.  31 pages, List  4.

PENDLETON, George H. Eva WEBBER of Nairne South Australia, wrote in 1920. She had been keeping company with Pendleton, an Anzac boy, for over three years. He returned to Victoria to fix his late mother’s estate. Police find him in Geelong with a wife and family; Eva informed. Photo of him in uniform on file. 8 pages.

PHILLIPS, Mrs. E. of Peak Hill N.S.W., wrote in 1920 re her husband James. She has taken out a warrant for wife desertion; they have four children. He left with a dramatic company and was last heard of at Glenrowan; aged 42 years. He had a tattoo to his sister Florrie. Not found. 11 pages plus photo.

PHILLIPS, Henry, deserted wife Nellie at Camperdown in 1928.  He was a labourer, c27 years.  1 page and photo.  List 5.

PIELER, Charles William A. Deserted wife Etta at Carlton in 1918. Laborer, 42 yrs, naturalised German. 2 pages and photo.

PLATON, John or Stavros. Deserted wife Ila and children at Carlton in 1917, and was believed to be in Port Pirie. He was Greek, 32 years, a chef. 6 pages and photo of him with two women and a child.

PORTEOUS, Henry John. Deserted wife Eva and child Helen Emily in Brunswick in 1917, and ran off with Mrs. Rosaline LIVERSIDGE. He was a signwriter whose parents lived in Paddington. He was extradited from Sydney and gaoled but then disappeared again. Rosaline then used the name Miss LAURIE. 52 pages, some damaged. 4 photos; two different portraits of him, one in a group, including two children, in bathing costume, and one of a group of three women, one of whom was Rosaline Liversidge.

QUINN, Rosslyn Ainslie, deserted wife Carrie at Ormond in 1926.  Victorian, clerk, 35 years; may have gone interstate with woman named PYLE. File covers 1926-1933 and has two photos, one of a group and one of him.  24 pages, List 5.

RAITT, Alexander Davidson, wanted for desertion of wife Susannah and 6 children at Barry’s Reef near Blackwood  in 1899.  He was Scottish, a baker, 36 years old; she has heard he is now in a relationship with Mrs. CANNARD of W.A.  5 pages and photo.  List 4.

READ, Gilbert Francis. Deserted wife Ellen at Warburton in 1919, believed heading for Thursday Island with Mrs. KERCHEVAL. 36 yrs of age. Note that there are 3 envelopes, but the photos have been taken out, so not on file. 23 pages.

REID, Alfred Charles Henry, deserted wife Thurza and son Alfred George at Collingwood in 1910, running off with her sister Nellie CHEEL.  He was a hotel manager, 29 years.  17 pages, some repetition, and one photo.  List 9.

REILLY, Marius Victor. Deserted wife Elizabeth Pernell Jane Reilly and two children at Ararat in 1918. He was a clerk, 31 yrs of age. Photo of him in uniform, letters from her. Found interstate and extradited. 45 pages.

ROBERTS, William John, deserted wife Lydia Jane at Windsor in 1928, not the first time he’d done so.  46 years, may have gone shearings.  Photo of a couple on file, 1 page, List 5.

ROBINSON, Albert Ernest. Deserted wife Margaret and three children at Ballarat in 1918. He was born Morrisons, was 43 years old and an engine driver. They had separated 7 years previously and he had paid maintenance until 1918. 3 pages, one photo.

ROSEMAN, John Patrick. Deserted wife Ellen and child at Collingwood in 1919. Bootmaker, 30 yrs. One page and photo of a couple.

ROSS, James. Deserted wife Bertha Eliza and their five children at Footscray in 1919. He was a cook, 61 years old. A poor quality coloured photo of the family group is on the file. 2 pages.

RUSHTON, James, enlisted in Adelaide, Private No. 942.  Whereabouts sought by Agnes MUNRO, Broken Hill in 1916, he owed maintenance on his child.  Relative Percy GOUDGE interviewed at Bendigo.  21 pages, List 7.

RUSTON, Robert William. Deserted wife Annie Searle Ruston in Collingwood in 1918. He was 31 years, a box maker and believed to be in Brisbane. 13 pages and photo.

SALVADOR, Victor. Deserted his wife in Richmond in 1912. She suspects he has gone to Tasmania and is using the name ARMSTRONG. He used to play football under the name Tiny ANDERSON. Small photo in football gear. Found. 6 pages.

SALVADOR, Victor.  Deserted wife Frances Rose Elsie nee SHERRY in 1912.  Found in Tasmania and promised to pay maintenance, but failed to do so.  In 1915 she found he had joined the AIF and applied for a share of his pay.  It was then discovered that he used the name ANDERSON, was known as the footballer Tiny Anderson, and had had a child by Dorothy CADBY in 1913, registered as Anderson.  31 pages, List  4.

SAUZIER, Louis Henry, deserted wife Lucy and two children at Parkside South Australia in 1906; photo on file.  In 1907 she enquired as to whether he was in gaol in Victoria.  South Australian Children’s Department also seek him for maintenance.  Arrested and gaoled under another name in country Victoria.  20 pages, List 7.

SEDGMAN, Claude W. alias LEONARD. Returned soldier. In 1916 left wife Vera and went to Adelaide to work as a driver. Vera went to live with her mother Mrs. MEIRS in Melbourne. In 1918 she discovered that he had gone to W. Australia with Irene GEORGE of Adelaide. File contains two photos of him, one faded, and one photo of Irene George, plus a letter from Irene’s mother. 26 pages.  Another file in 1920 detailing his subsequent movements; includes a letter from Irene George.  19 pages, List 7.

SHADDOCK, George Thomas, deserted wife Caroline at St Kilda.  Groom, c40 years, found interstate.  She was accidentally burnt to death in 1908 and discussion whether he should be brought back re maintenance claim.  Photo of him and 16 pages, List 4.

SHARP, John Buchanan, deserted wife Mabel at Thornbury in 1926; reported in 1928.  Victorian, bread carter, 34 years, photo in uniform.  5 pages, List 5.

SHARPE, William John. Deserted wife Kathleen at Fitzroy in 1919. Former soldier, was a wool scourer, 28yrs. 3 pages and one tiny faded photo.

SHORT, Norman Castlemaine. Deserted wife Eva Jane at Colac in 1918. A mechanic, c32 years old. 13 pages, one photo.

SIMS, Reginald, alias NASH alias MARSH alias RYAN, 29 years, wanted for maintenance of his illegitimate child by Winifred RYAN, Carlton, in 1928.  7 pages and very small photo.  List 5.

SINGLETON, James, Fitzroy, withdrew a large amount of money from the bank and deserted wife Annie in 1902.  He was a Tasmanian, c44 years, a case maker.  Photo of group of working men.  8 pages, List 6.

SINGLETON, Dorothy Rose, sought by husband Anthony of Upper Beaconsfield in 1928.  She was 36 years, the mother of 13 children, and believed to be with R.H. PHILPOT, a 38 year old carpenter.  2 pages and photo.  List 5.

SMART, Ernest. Deserted wife Mary and four children at Stawell in 1918, and believed to have run off with Mrs. Magdalen CHANNING, a soldier’s wife, and her five children. Bootmaker, born Maryborough, 32 years of age. Found interstate. 26 pages and photo of him and two children.

SMITH, Sydney. Wife took him to court in Bunbury WA in 1912 and obtained a separation and maintenance order, but he has not kept up the payments. His brother Henry was licensee of a hotel in South Melbourne, and his mother lives in the same suburb. His sister was Mrs. Pinnock. Sydney was c38 years of age and a timber worker. Photo of him and unnamed child taken 12 years ago. 8 pages.

SMITH, William Frederick, deserted wife Rosina Lillian and child at Brunswick West in 1928; 22 years.  4 pages and photo.  List 5.

SPILLER, Herbert. Deserted wife Agnes in Coburg in 1918. He was c34 years, a gas fitter and his mother lived in Adelaide. 2 photos and 6 pages.

SPLATT, Florence A., wrote in 1911 from Albury re her husband Colin, who was 51 years old and addicted to drink. He left a station property in NSW some months before, formerly lived in St. Kilda. His brother Alexander is also a drinker. Not found. 12 pages and photo.

STANLEY, Norman, known as Les BARNES. Deserted wife Daisy Stanley at Richmond in 1919. He was a labourer, 25yrs of age, kept company with Miss Ruby SCOTT and Miss BLUNDELL. 2 pages, one photo.

STEWART. Edward Buddle, deserted wife Sophia at Hesleden, near Castle Eden, Durham England in 1909.  In 1913 she asks police to find him as she is destitute; he has a relative WILKINS in Footscray.  Found living with another woman.  14 pages and small photo. List 9.

SWEENEY, Clement, deserted illegitimate child by Rita MEE at Carlton in 1915.  He was an ex prison warder, 27 years, and a member of the AIF.  photo and 1 page, List 8.

TAYLOR, Ephraim, native of Hamilton, wheelwright, c25 years. Charged in 1893 with disobeying an order of the Portland Bench, with regard to his wife Fanny; residence Dunkeld. 2 pages and photo.

TAYLOR, Jane, Sydney, wrote twice in 1905 re her husband Robert, musician and bandmaster, who left her in 1904 and was probably living under an assumed name with another woman.  Small photo on file and A5 flyer offering monetary reward.  12 pages, List 7.

TEASE, William.  Deserted wife Grace at Richmond in 1904; a cook/shearer, 36 years, used aliases of Thomas HARDY and Thomas CRAIG, 25 pages and one photo, List 4.

TERRILL, Francis William, sought by wife Gwendoline Mary of Tambo Upper in 1928.  He was a farmer, may be with Mrs. Alice Margaret GREEN, licensee of the Cabbage Tree Hotel.  Photo of the married couple.  1 page, List 5.

THOMAS, Thomas.  Miner, c30 yrs, living at Broken Hill in 1920.  Failure to pay maintenance on illegitimate child of Effie WRIGHT, now Mrs. BURROWS, of Stawell.  She has had 3 illegitimate children, and the other fathers pay maintenance. 7 pages, no photo, but file incomplete.  List 3.

THOMAS, William, 29 years, deserted wife Caroline at Collingwood in 1906; believed in Warrnambool.  Small photo, 4 pages, List 7.

THOMSON, Edward G.D.,  deserted wife Mary and two children at Preston; has had a child by another woman.  Letters from both on file, along with a photo of him; 1906.  Found interstate and extradited to Melbourne.  31 pages, List 7.

TONGUE, George.  Miner, 27 years, deserted his wife and five young children in Melbourne in 1903, and went to W.A.  File covers 1903-1904.  No photo.  22 pages, List 4.

TORNEY, Samuel.  Returned soldier, c40 yrs of age, wanted in 1928 for failure to comply with a court order to maintain his wife Agnes Elizabeth of Stawell.  No photo.  4 pages, List 3.

TOWT, Douglas Stanley. Deserted wife Eileen and children at Burnley in 1919. He was a station manager and cattle dealer, 29yrs of age, parents lived at Surrey Hills. 2 pages and photo in poor condition.

VICKERS, Charles Edward. Deserted wife Katherine and two children at Fitzroy in 1917. He was a farm labourer, 40 years of age and she was now absolutely penniless and dependant on her mother. 1 page and photo.

WALKER, Melbourne Denner, deserted wife Vera at Newport in 1928.  He was a lorry driver, 21 years.  3 pages and photo.  List 5.

WALLACE, Harold Charles.  Deserted wife Iris Selina at Bendigo in 1919. Returned soldier, 27yrs. 8 pages and photo.

WALLACE, Percy. Wrote a number of letters from Sydney in 1911 re his wife Lily and son Ronnie, 3 yrs, missing since October 1910. Sydney police state he is aware that she has run off with Aubrey LEVAUX and is trying to get the police to find them under the guise of a Missing Friends enquiry. Photo of wife and child on file. 21 pages, some in pencil.

WALSH, James. Deserted wife Elizabeth Mary at Brunswick in 1917; he was 22 years old, a boot factory employee. 4 pages and photo.

WESTGATE, Arthur Albert Henry. Deserted wife Margaret in Brisbane, 1918. Was released from Melbourne gaol, joined her and their two children for ten days, infected her with venereal disease, then deserted, taking her jewellery with him. Group photo of men in naval uniform. 10 pages.

WHEELER, Francis Edward, deserted wife Cecilia and four children at Black Rock in 1924.  English, ship’s cook, 47 years, last heard of at Sydney.  Photo and 2 pages, List 6.

WHITE, John. Deserted illegitimate child by Harriet Rebecca WATTS at Fitzroy in 1918, believed to be in Cairns Qld. He was a letter carrier or labourer, 22 years of age, with an aunt Mrs. Robertson in Elsternwick. Found, but Harriet can’t afford extradition costs and government won’t pay. 15 pages and faded photo of 4 men.

WHYKES, Matthew George, deserted wife Bessie and daughter Florence in 1900; he is the son of J.M., tailor, Ballarat, she is the daughter of James CROSS of Albury.  She asks police to find him in 1901.  Photo and 13
pages, List 4.

WICKHAM, Roland Romey. Deserted wife Amelia Mary and two year old child at Fitzroy in 1918. He has a sister named Flora. 2 pages and photo.

WIDDISON, Walter.  Wanted in 1928 for failure to pay maintenance on unnamed child at Ballan.  Labourer, 30 years.  9 pages and photo, Lit 5.

WILLIAMS, George Francis, left his wife in Tasmania in 1884 and went to Melbourne with her sister Rosannah BRENNAN, 18 years, whom he deserted there.  He was a tinsmith. Rose has two sisters, Mary, Mrs. Frederick JONES and Susan, Mrs. Frederick ROBINSON, both living in Tasmania.  Small photo of Williams on file.  7 pages, List 4.

WILLIAMSON, Joseph, deserted wife at Dudley near Wonthaggi in 1913 and went to NSW.  Various letters on file from people in NSW.  He was c38 years and she was ‘in delicate health’.  Found.  29 pages, List 9.

WILLIS, Gordon. Deserted his illegitimate child Horace Arthur AMEDEE in Mackay Qld in 1913. A saddler, c25 years old; found in Victoria. 10 pages and photo.

WILLIS, Gordon, wanted for maintenance of illegitimate child by Alice AMEDEE in Mackay Qld in 1913.  Found in country Victoria, denies claim, but doesn’t want to be sent back to Qld as has just established a business, so agrees to pay.  4 pages, List 9.

WONNACOTT, John Whitehead. Deserted wife in 1919 at St. Kilda. He was a tailor’s cutter, 51 yrs old. Letters from both her and him on file, but no photo. 18 pages.

WOODS, Ellen.  Wrote from Learmonth in 1904 re Michael BOOD, the father of her illegitimate child, who refuses to pay maintenance.  Police find he is married and has a child.  Very faded photo on file, seems more like a sketch, 18 pages, List 3

WRATTEN, Albert, deserted wife Isa Maud and children Hazel, Marjorie and Albert at Newport in 1928.  Returned soldier, 40 years.  2 pages and photo.  List 6.

YOUNG, Alexander. Deserted his illegitimate child by Clara BRENNAN in Port Melbourne in 1917. He was a returned soldier, c42 years. 3 pages and photo.

YOUNG, H.A. wrote from Ashfield New South Wales in 1913 re his wife Ivy Matilda nee Boyd, who left him the previous year. She was a good business woman. He enclosed a number of photographs, but all have faded so much as to be useless, except one, which is damaged but legible. 8 pages.

YOURELL, George. Deserted illegitimate child Marjorie Jean ODGERS, (mother Shirley) at Prahran in 1918. He was 21 yrs of age, believed to be in N.S.W. and using name BRUCE. Warrant cancelled 1922. 21 pages and photo.

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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.

McALIECE, Mrs. Isabella, Waterloo State School W.A., wrote in 1916 querying why police there sought details of her private affairs; she and her husband Henry separated 20 years ago in Bendigo and she raised their son Ernest, who was killed at Gallipoli.  Quite intimate details given.  13 pages, List 80.

McALLISTER, Neil, sought by brother Donald, Roseville, Sydney in 1909.  He served in the British navy (detailed) then came to Ballarat after the Crimea War.  Not found.  6 pages, List 90.

MACANSH, James Gilchrist.  Qld police ask to be notified when he is returning there in 1906; 45 years, an alcoholic.  Photo on file, 3 pages, List 70.

MACARTNEY, George David Dr., M.L.A. Died of overdose of chloral at Williamstown in 1878. File covers 1878-1884 re missing papers and possible suicide. 56 pages.  List 1.

McAULIFFE, Mrs T., Nyngan, NSW, wrote in 1912 seeking grandmother Mrs Jessie BURFORD, is writing on behalf of her father Edward.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 101.

McBRIDE, Mrs. P. alias Cora MERANGE, wrote a number of rambling letters to Victoria police and to Scotland Yard in 1917.  List 72.

McCABB, Michael. Ballarat police report on his destitution and that of his two children, aged 2 years and 6 months, who are given to Mrs. BLUET to mind, 1872. 2 pages.  List 1.

McCABE, Bernard, 14 years, and Reginald BICKHAM, 16 years, both of Elsternwick, stowed away on train taking soldiers from Melbourne to Sydney in 1916.  Detected, they are returned to Melbourne and parents asked to pay costs.  10 pages, List 77.

McCAIG, Constable J.  File regarding sorting out the paperwork etc., following his death in 1899.  His wife is praised by Frankston residents Samuel SHERLOCK, veterinary surgeon and JP, Dr Sydney PLOWMAN and wife, Dr. John F. MALCOLMSON, chemist William RICHARDSON and Mark YOUNG, licensee of the Pier Hotel.  McCaig was an alcoholic who treated her very badly and she left him.  44 pages, List 42.

McCALL, G.T., Richmond, seeks information in 1907 on Robert A. DICKIE, formerly of Durban South Africa, who is paying attention to his daughter.  Durban police give a bad report.  3 pages, List 81.

McCALLUM, Leonard Charles, writes from Albert Park in 1895 reporting on his private detective work for Albert TIRRELL, manager of the Gooramada Estate, in attempting to identify sheep stealers.  Jack and Hal SHAW, Paddy BURKE, Jack BURKE (no relation) and Jim LAIDLAW all suspected.  7 pages, List 26.

McCALMAN, John, wrote from Korong Vale in 1902, seeking employment in the Customs Dept., as a sly grog detective; is c40 years sober.  6 pages, List 25.

McCARTHY, Catherine.  Master in Lunacy requests details of her background in 1869.  Admitted Collingwood Asylum 1866, brother Timothy and sister Mrs Wm WILLIAMSON went to New Zealand, other brother Florence not found.     6 pages, List 4.

McCARTHY, Daniel Thomas and wife Minnie Selina sought by solicitors in Melbourne, on behalf of a friend in Ireland.  Not found.  10 pages, List 38

McCARTHY, James, Hyde Park, Sydney, wrote in 1902 re Joseph and Bartholomew McCarthy, late of Dublin, chemists, have been left money.  Found.  3 pages, List 63.

McCARTHY, Johanna, murdered at Canadian near Ballarat in 1896.  File re treatment of Mrs. Ann TRAIT after trial.  14 pages, List 35.

McCARTHY, May, found dead in house in Bilking Square Melbourne, occupied by Elizabeth GILBERT, in 1900.  Names mentioned include Charles GROOVES, Maud HOWARD and Jane HOSKINGS.  Her wedding ring given to Gilbert to pay burial expenses.  10 pages, List 49.

McCARTHY, Peter, formerly employed as caretaker at the Rialto, sought by R.K. McCAUGHAN of Melbourne in 1904 on behalf of friends, concerned over his welfare.  He was c56 years, believed to be tramping his swag in NSW; wife in poor circumstances.  Found.  28 pages, List 56.

McCARTY, Ruby Vida, attempted suicide at St Kilda in 1917; her father was David and she was c30 years old. List 70.

McCLARE, Kathleen, 27 years, indecently assaulted when coming from Blackburn railway station to her home in 1899.  Offender identified as Robert McNaughton, 26 years, but Box Hill Bench dismissed case.  Police claim a miscarriage of justice.  23 pages, List 76.

McCLEAN, J.F., Sydney, wrote in 1911 re his wife R.V., was licensee Royal Hotel Fitzroy; his letters have been returned.  She was previously married to – SPLATT.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 95.

McCLEARY, Mrs M., Princes Hill.  Wrote in 1913 re her husband, who was employed at Currie, King Island.  He hadn’t sent any money for 3 years; she intends to take out a warrant, is destitute.  Letter is written by a child because her eyesight is so poor.  6 pages, List 109.

McCLINTOCK, Mrs. Walter, St. Kilda.  In 1885 applied for financial assistance; report on circumstances, had 4 children.  2 pages, List 57.

McCLOY, William James, deserted children Ethel May, Gladys Irene and Dorothy Jean at Eaglehawk prior to 1903, leaving his brother in law James CLOUGH to look after them.  He was born Bendigo, 39 years, went to Western Australia.  Found, he sent his second wife Elizabeth HARTLEY to Victoria to collect the children.  13 pages, List 66.

McCOOEY, Kate, died Melbourne 1897.  Attempt to find relatives in NSW.  Sister Dorcas McCOOEY paid for burial, and property sent to her.  Two letters from cousin Sarah (Mrs. James) HUGHES of Penrith on file.  17 pages, List 20.

McCOLL, Ewen. James McColl, MLA wrote in 1899 re this man, believed to be in Western Australia, who had a brother Ronald. 14 pages.

McCONAGHY, Alexander, Albert Park.  In 1909 asks police assistance; T.J. HAYES of Co Antrim Ireland would like to make contact with his mother, Miss Marion Hayes, late State school teacher at South Melbourne, through him, but she refuses to see McConaghy.  She is interviewed and says she doesn’t want contact.  5 pages, List 91.

McCONNELL, Bertram, Bacchus Marsh, 12 years old, son of Isabella.  Her brother, W.A., a nurseryman would like to adopt him.  5 pages, List 68.

McCONNELL, Bertie.  Sought by his mother Isabella in Sydney in 1904; he was 13 years old.  Her brother was William A. McCONNELL.  Found interstate, 8 pages, List 9.

McCOY, Mrs. M.E., Essendon, sought information about her husband William Vincent, who went to Qld and hasn’t sent money for her and their four children.  He took up land at Bogundah near Hughenden.  Series of letters from both, from him at Lammermour, Alice Creek, covering 1902 – 1904, her admission to an asylum and care of the children; a very detailed file.  47 pages, List 68.

McCOY, R.L.G., Commercial Bank, Melton, complained in 1906 that his name had been used inappropriately in rape investigation of Elizabeth Jane MORELAND by George SETTERS.  7 pages, List 82.

McCOY, William Vincent.  Arrested at Kyabram for wife desertion, 1907.  4 pages, List 15.

MacCRAE, Donald.  Information sought by wife Emily in Sydney in 1902, believed in Melbourne.  Found, claimed to have been robbed but she doubts this as he’s claimed this elsewhere.  7 pages, List 62.

McCRAE, J.C. of Fifield via Trundle NSW, wrote in 1938 re his boys Les and Vincent who had been staying with their aunt Mrs. PENFOLD at Richmond, Victoria, and who had ill treated them.  5 pages, List 2.

MacCREADY, John Knox.  Warrant issued for arrest, by Insolvency Court judge in Melbourne in 1895, believed to be fleeing colony.  Native of Belfast Ireland, c35 years, manufacturer.  12 pages, List 28.

McCREEDIE, Frances, 19 year old daughter of Donald, died at Lindenow in 1904.  An Aboriginal family, they were too poor to pay for the burial, so it was done by government.  8 pages, List 56.

McCULLAGH, Richard St Leger Barton.  Father John wrote in 1877; he was 19 yrs of age and supposed to be working in the country, but was worried as he hadn’t heard for some months.  7 pages, List 5.

McCURDY, James, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  11 pages, List 55.

McDERMOTT, F.W., Glenelg, S.A., wrote in 1911 re his son Wilfred, 17 years, who left home, is working in Bendigo; wants him returned.  Son refuses.  4 pages, List 99.

McDERMOTT, Mrs Mary, widow, Coolgardie WA, wrote in 1907 re Frank ALLEN or STUBBERFIELD who had proposed to her; wanted to know whether he was married, his parents lived in Footscray.  His wife found, living with – THOMPSON, having been deserted by Frank.  8 pages, List 84.

MacDONALD, A.G., Melton South Australia, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report of robbery of old man Ewen CAMERON.  He has been asked by relative Mrs DOWNIE, Glencoe Scotland, to find her brother who was from Achintore Fort William.  Cameron interviewed at Nhill and confirms he came from there.  6 pages, List 107.

McDONALD, Donald, found dead at Newham in 1898.  Buried at government expense, effects sold.  3 pages, List 20.

McDONALD, Elizabeth or Lila, bought out from Ireland by uncle Francis PENDER and wife Margaret, to join her sisters Bridget and Rose in 1930.  Their father was in W.A.  He arranged employment for her with Dr and Mrs MONDON of Albert Park.  She tells various stories to people and is sent to Abbotsford Convent after her allegations against her uncle prove to be false.  21 pages, List 96.

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.

McDOUGALL, Alexander, 26 years, bootmaker, Carlton, living apart from wife Ellen and two children, attempted suicide in 1912.  Detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 104.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver, sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1912; his people live in Eaglehawk.  9 pages, List 104.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver in mines, c40 years, born Eaglehawk.  Information sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1915.  Not found.  Small photo on file, 10 pages, List 80.

McEWAN, John, C/- Colonial Sugar, Fremantle, wrote in 1902 re his father Charles, c65 years, a fossiker, who was supposed to join him there, but hasn’t arrived.  His brother is in Kew Asylum.  24 pages, List 61.

McFARLANE, Diana.  Had three illegitimate children in 1900, a boy 10 years, a girl 5 years and a 2 month old girl.  The father of the first two lived in NSW and the father of the third had reneged on a promise to marry her and disappeared.  She is working as a domestic for Mrs FARRALL, and wants child admitted to the Industrial Schools.  9 pages, List 44.

McFARLANE, James Husband, in 1911 sought by Miss A.N. WOOLNOUGH, NSW, whom he has defrauded over 5 years; very detailed description of the fraud.  His brother William Douglas McFarlane and brother in law John Alexander DRAKE live in Tasmania.  Not found.  20 pages, List 95.

McGAIN, Edward, Carlton, 1898, applied for police force, 3 pages, List 20.

McGANTY, Sarah, 47 years, wife of John, St. Kilda, died suddenly in 1900, found by son John.  2 pages, List 50.

McGILLIVRAY, Charles Dorrington, wrote from Bendigo in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  3 pages, List 29.

McGLENCHY, Mrs. A.E., Yalgoo, W.A., wrote in 1915, asking police to find her son W.A. JENKINS and deliver a letter.  His movements were traced and he was located.  7 pages, List 80.

McGLONE, Mrs Eliza, Mitcham, rents house for police use; in 1912 sought an increase in rent.  7 pages, List 101.

McGOUGH, Mrs Kathleen, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1910; husband is Francis, mother is Bridget KENNEDY.  9 pages, List 97.

McGOUGH, Mrs Mary, Melrose, Washington USA wrote in 1906 re her brother William BATEMAN who left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago; she is his only sister.  Various Bateman people contacted, but not found.  10 pages, List 55.

McGOUGH, Peter.  Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on family in 1898.  Living in Kensington, the 5 children are neglected, the father is a drunkard.  18 pages, List 18.

McGOWAN, Charles, 12 years old, charged with discharging a firearm in 1903, and disappeared.  His mother was in Sydney, and Robert E. VICK wrote on her behalf.  Charles had been staying with an uncle Samuel BULLOCK.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

McGRAGH, Matilda and Thomas, sought by daughter Florence Catherine in Boulder City WA in 1902; last heard from 7 years ago.  Found.  8 pages, List 62.

McGREGOR, John Donald, hawker, c48 years, pawned a piano belong to Alice BOSTON of South Yarra in 1904; photo of him on file.  7 pages, List 10.

McGRODER, Louie, 18 year old barmaid, attempted suicide in 1912 after affair with married man named HIBBERT, who had deserted his wife.  John GARNER, grocer, South Melbourne, was the brother of Hibbert’s wife.  Police decide against prosecution, mother taking her interstate.  7 pages, List 32.

McGUFFIE, Annie, died in the Melbourne Hospital of blood poisoning after miscarriage in 1899.  Brother in law Albert Arthur Victor RYAN, artist and hairdresser, Clifton Hill, wrote to the department alleging death was result of abortion.  The following married women were interviewed and notes made:  Harriet McMASTER, Bella SMITH, Nellie WIGCRAFT, Mary HEWSON, Eva REID, Jessey BEAVER.  19 pages, List 43.

McGUIGAN, Henry & Co, wine and spirit merchants, Melbourne, report on alleged robbery, 1891.  15 pages, List 55.

McGUINESS, Esther, 75 years, Aboriginal, report of her death and burial Goyura, 1918.  2 pages, List 73.

McGUINNESS, Mary, wrote from Lower Lewis Ponds via Orange NSW in 1898, re her husband David who left her 13 years ago.  She is now ‘an old woman’ and unable to work, seeks help in finding him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 21.

McGUIRE, Edwin Charles, married Eliza SPENCE at Alexandra in 1891, then Annie Jane CLARK in 1907, under name of Michael Edwin O’BRIEN.  In 1911 Annie informs NSW police of his real name and investigation shows he deserted his first wife and 3 children.  Copies of both marriage certificates on file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 98.

McGUIRE, William, draper, Brunswick, deserted wife and infant children in 1895, believed gone to Wellington New Zealand, 48-50 years old, fond of drink.  Letter from adult son Frederick MAGUIRE in Wellington, stating father is ill, has to have daily morphine injections, cannot work, and he is supporting him.  Presumes the children are to Agnes ROY “she was very foolish to have anything to do with him.”  9 pages, List 25.

McINERNEY, M., Swan Hill, wrote in 1911 re the difficulty of getting money from solicitor D. O’HALLORAN, Bendigo, after he won court case. 3 pages, List 101.

McINNES, Mrs. J., writes from Newcastle NSW in 1906 re her husband C., who owes maintenance, believes he is in Warrnambool.  Found, is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 26.

MacINTOSH, David, 49 years, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, sought by wife Lena in 1897.  He was last heard of prospecting at Mount Margaret Western Australia, in 1896.  She writes two letters from Port Melbourne; has 8 children to support, and has heard he has died.  18 pages, List 40.

MacINTOSH, John, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child by Miss ROGERS; her solicitor writes in 1899.  4 pages, List 8.

McINTOSH, John, deserted wife Matilda and family in South Melbourne in 1911; 27 years, found interstate.  14 pages, List 99.

McINTOSH, William Y., baker and confectioner, Portarlington, wrote in 1900 re Sunday trading by hotels there.  File includes details of his application to become a JP.  13 pages, List 46.

McKAY, William.  Report in 1903 on his failure to support wife Janette and her illegitimate child David Leith AITKEN, whom he treats badly.  He is a wood hawker, has 2 children, Claude and David, Wards of the State and looked after by his sister Mrs. WILSON.  He has also had a child by Janette’s sister Elizabeth Aitken.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 25.

McKECHNIE, James.  Wife in Sydney wrote in 1905, he had deserted her.  He was a tobacconist in Fitzroy, aunt BOWDEN.  10 pages, List 9.

McKENNA, William.  Born Prahran, March 1907, mother Clara.  Adopted by Mrs. Gertrude ROSE of Paddington NSW, who has had several miscarriages, and a husband (Thomas) anxious to have a child.  She plans to fool him into believing the child was her own.  6 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Alexander George, died suddenly at Williamstown, 1900; 74 years ‘pensioner of the home government’.  2 pages, List 48.

McKENZIE, Arthur of Burnabunnia near Barnawartha.  Complains in 1901 of neighbours BUSSE.  10 pages, List 4.

McKENZIE CREEK SCHOOL.  No. 2396.  Investigation into its destruction by fire, 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Dan, ‘Mary Vale’ Beech Mont, Qld., wrote in 1912 re son Alexander, who left there in 1911 and was last heard of in Melbourne; may use name of GREEN. Not found.  6 pages, List 103.

McKENZIE, Hannah Lily of Richmond.  Claimed in 1898 that solicitor Thomas NAPIER of Geelong has forged documents re her mother Margaret ROBERTS’s estate.  11 pages, List 21.

McKENZIE, Simon, sought by wife Wilhelmina, Paddington NSW.  Formerly had a store at Warragul; she was forced to get away because of his behaviour.  His sister is Mrs WISHART of Allendale and brother is Murdoch.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

McKEW, Mary Ann nee STORER.  Quite a complicated file regarding her being forced by a violent husband to register the birth of a child, Annie, as her own, when it was bought to her in 1908,and attempts in 1910 to establish the true parentage.  She subsequently left him and he suicided.  Her elder child Isabella is in State care.  22 pages, List 91.

MACKEY, Mary Agnes Rita, Richmond, Ward of the State, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1930; claims Francis JACOBS of Richmond is the father, but this is disproved.  7 pages, List 96.

McKIE, Alfred, 14 years old in 1901, stole money from his mother Annie in Gawler, South Australia, and took off for Melbourne.  Arrested there as a neglected child, gave name of Cyril RALPH.  19 pages, List 49.

MACKIE, William, c27 years, coal miner, sought by Edward KELLY, of Newcastle NSW; believed to be at Outtrim.  He left there with his wife and two children, John and Agnes; not clear whose wife is meant.  Not found.  7 pages, List 52.

McKINDRY/McKENDRY, Alexander, drowned while fishing at Flatbottom Rocks.  Volunteers and police retrieve body, cart it to Krambruk where it is buried at government expense.  Father John arrives from Prahran to identify body, but declines to pay burial costs, says can’t afford it.  Local police think he can and make adverse comments.  13 pages, List 21.

MacKINNON, Effie, Mosman, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re brother John Hector MacKinnon, c45 years, born Prince Edward Island, one of 8 siblings.  Father Donald died when he was young, mother Christy.  John left home c1883, last heard of at Braybrook in 1886.  Uncle Donald MacDONALD is at Cowley’s Creek.  Not found.  16 pages, List 98.

McKINNON, Lachlan, wrote from Green Cape via Eden NSW in 1897 re uncle Finley MACKINNON, who previously worked for an MLA.  Not found.  19 pages, List 20.

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McLAREN, Rev. John, wife Mary and daughter Jean.  Complicated story, involving parents who lived apart and put daughter into custody of Miss M. STEWART, manager of Scots Church Neglected Aid Society in 1906.  Jean absconded from her placement at Frankston; parents try a reconciliation.  23 pages, List 3.

McLAUGHLAN, William, 16 years, serving on HMS Challenger as ship’s boy in 1908.  Captain Herbert C. COSTA asks financial position of his family, which is provided.  He is one of 7 children – Jane, Christopher, Priscilla, Cecil, Florence and Lily, of South Melbourne.  5 pages, List 85.

McLAUGHLIN, John, Lal Lal, for admission into police force, 24 years, 1 page, List 20.

McLEAN, John, 40 years, trimmer on board the USS Waikare deserted wife Alice at Balmain. In 1900  He was formerly in the Sydney Water Police.  Alice suspects he may be with Mrs. May WARREN, who sold her wine shop and went to Melbourne recently.  Found, he claims to have written to his wife to join him.  Two letters from Alice on file.  15 pages, List 44.

McLEAN, John E., wrote from Coogee NSW in 1920 re Charles L. BROWN, who had defrauded him of £1,000 by posing as a manufacturer and importer of Little Collins St.  Melbourne.  Claims others have also lost money to Brown, who is an American.  12 pages, List 24.

McLENNAN, Charles, Scotch, 66 years, baker, left Melbourne in 1899 to work for a Mrs. CHESSELL in Finley NSW.  A. McPHAIL, wrote from Prahran on behalf of his daughter Mrs. McPhail, who was concerned about his absence and lack of contact.  His movements are traced through north east Victoria, but not located.  Photo of him with family on file, has been broken in half.  20 pages, List 43.  See introduction re ordering copies of photographs

McLEOD, Annie Elizabeth, born Gooram via Euroa in 1900, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1916; father John KELLY has enlisted.  5 pages, List 78.

McLEOD, Donald, bookie at Flemington, bashed by crowd in 1906 after failing to pay winning bets.  Large file, List 26.  M. McLeod, Barry Dock near Cardiff, writes after seeing newspaper report, asking if it is his brother who is a good athlete, native of Stornaway Scotland, 30 years, gives physical details, hasn’t heard from him since 1887.  Police reply it is a different person, suggest he try the U.S. for brother, under name of Donald STEWART.  6 pages, List 26.

McLEOD, H.  Disappeared from Melbourne beach in 1905; wife believes he has run off to escape creditors and to be with Bella ROWE in Corowa NSW.  Rowe traced to Melbourne, is not with him, hardly knew him.  Details of what happened to children given; wife goes to sister Mrs. JOBSON in Goulburn.  20 pages, List 23.

McLEOD, Kenneth Meadowbank, 20 years, deserted his ship in Adelaide in 1913.  Father James, Mildura, wrote to police.  13 pages, List 106.  Another file, father offers reward for his arrest.  8 pages, List 106.

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, John, ‘a coloured man’, c56 years.  Information sought by wife L.E. McMahon, Erskineville NSW in 1913; he was last heard of in gaol in Melbourne in 1889.  Not found. 44 pages, List 106.

McMAHON, Mrs P., Massey P.O. via Donald, wrote in 1912 re the death of her only brother Cornelius KENNA.  4 pages, List 104.

McMAHON, Thomas, wrote from Goyura in 1900, querying his rejection from entering the police force.  2 pages, List 44.

McMANN, Ellen, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1912 re report of a man injured in a railway accident; is it her son, 18 years, so ran away 6 months ago.  Response states not her son. 4 pages, List 104.

McMILLAN, – Mrs, West Wyalong NSW, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; taken into care.  Son Norman, Kurri Kurri and daughter Mrs W. INNIS informed.  6 pages, List 103.

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.

McNAIR, Robert, deserted wife E.A. at Willoughby c1908.  In 1912 she asks police to confirm he is at Warragul, intends to get a divorce.  5 pages, List 104.

McNAUGHT, Thomas, c50 years, attempted suicide in 1912 after losing his job with the Board of Works through illness and being ordered to leave by his landlady.  No prosecution.5 pages, List 104.

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, George Eric John, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1912, asking police to find his brother Arthur Joseph, 21 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

MADDEN, James Joseph, wanted for embezzlement in 1906; 34 years, insurance agent.  Photo and newspaper cutting on file.  8 pages, List 50.

MADIGAN, Mrs.  Anonymous letter in 1918 claiming her confectionery and refreshment shop at 36 Glenferrie Rd. Malvern was used for gambling purposes.  She was a widow; her married daughter Mrs. SAVAGE and two children lived with her, her husband was at the war.  Police report there was no sign of gambling, but ‘the lads frequent the place for something else besides supper’.  Madigan subsequently sells to William SYMONDS.  6 pages, List 3.

MAGGS, Elizabeth Emily, wrote from Breadalbane Railway Station Tasmania in 1898 re husband William Brooks Maggs, who deserted her 11 years ago; they have 2 children.  Photo on file.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.  See instructions re photographic copying arrangements.

MAGILL, Miss H.  ‘Westella’ Canterbury Rd., St. Kilda, knocked over by cyclist Mark KEMPTON in Melbourne in 1898; file on case. 8 pages, List 7.

MAGILTON, Agnes Mabel, daughter of Catherine and Joseph, Port Campbell, gave birth to illegitimate child which died in 1909.  Report on circumstances etc.  21 pages, List 87.

MAHER, James, ex Constable No. 2583, wrote from Parramatta Asylum in 1912, seeking financial assistance.  A very detailed 4 page letter gives his employment history; his parents were Cornelius and Catherine who lived in Geelong.  Letter of support from MP attached.  6 pages, List 101.

MAHER, Richard.  Information sought by wife Julia, Emerald Hill, in 1879.  He left her 8 years ago, was arrested as a lunatic in 1878.  7 pages, List 76.

MAHONEY, John alias O’REILLY, c28 years, plumber, left Sherwood Brisbane in 1909.  Sought by Eveline Violet CORNEY in 1910; she has a maintenance order on him.  12 pages, List 93.

MAHONY, Catherine, born 1895, daughter of Jeremiah and Johanna, living at Corooke near Colac in 1910; sent to Melbourne to give birth, aged under 16 years.  Thomas FINNEGAN, 20 years and John RICHARDS, 18 years, suspected of carnal knowledge; Finnegan’s father pays maintenance.  9 pages, List 24.

MAHONY, Martin Francis.  Charged with carnal knowledge on Irene Daisy KILEY at Shepparton in 1914.  Incomplete file.  12 pages, List 3.

MAIN, Mrs. A., married in 1902 to G., wrote in 1903 that he has not supported her and is living in Melbourne under an assume name; she is in service at Toorak with Mrs. MILLARD.  5 pages, List 66.

MAIN, Grace.  Anonymous letter to Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913, from ‘old friend’ claims that Grace has syphilis, is working as a domestic in hotels, and infecting commercial travelers in country hotels; asks if police can do anything.  Discreet enquiries find her at the City Family Hotel in Bendigo, using name McDENT, appears respectable, and no action taken.  6 pages, List 108.

MAIR, G.A., Carlton, wrote in 1882 re Emanuel TURNER of Yarrowee near Ballarat, who left his 14 year old son in his care two years previously, and hasn’t paid any maintenance for nearly a year.  Found.  6 pages, List 57.

MAIS, Harold Clement alias ANDREWS.  Failed to pay maintenance to M.T. DRAPER at Rushworth in 1918; brought back from Qld to face court, and promised to marry her, but ran away again.  He was an engineer.  16 pages, List 3.

MAJOR, A.W., left his home at Pannoobannowon near Rochester in 1916.  Wife wrote asking police to find him, has had a stroke.  6 pages, List 77.

MAKENROTT, Frank, charged at Bundaberg Qld with false pretences on Edgar Spencer HALE in 1918.  Arrested in Melbourne, he skipped bail; letter from him on file, which is quite large.  List 75.

MALAM, Ed. Writes from Menzies Western Australia in 1897, asking police to confirm background of his wife Alvena Elizabeth Annie (Addie) BURFORD, is divorcing her.  List 1.

MALCOMSON, Isabella, Brunswick, wrote in 1910 re her husband Samuel; believes he has married Jane FULTON and she has a child by him.  Report gives child’s name as Margaret Ellen Fulton.  6 pages, List 96.

MALLETT, William, living at Longford Gippsland in 1900, and in destitute circumstances and probably senile.  File covers attempts to get him into a benevolent asylum for his own protection.  13 pages, List 44.

MALLINSON, Louis Alexander.  W.P. JARVIE, accountant, Melbourne, enquiries as to his background in 1915, he’s a friend of a Bendigo family whose daughter Mallinson had become engaged to.  Report states previously charged with embezzlement, has a wife and family in England, parents at Aldergate.  8 pages, List 82.

MALLON, James.  Writes from Perth in 1899; has been accepted for Perth police.  Asks CCP for confirmation that he was acquitted of rape charge in Victoria, when he was in the police force here, which is true.  Father John writes in support; both ask that his illness not be mentioned.  4 pages, List 17.

MALM, Mrs E., Pyrmont, NSW, wrote in 1913 re the two children she was forced to leave in orphanages in Melbourne 9 years prior; Augustus Joseph and May Eveline.  Daughter found, but extensive search fails to find son.  14 pages, List 94.

MALMBERG/MELMBERG, Walter Edward, returned soldier, died of influenza in Griffith hospital IN 1919; file contains details of return of property to mother in Melbourne, his military discharge etc.  29 pages, List 69.

MALMSBURY GOLD SLUICING CO.  Directors ask investigation in 1908; suspect employees are stealing gold.  List of employees given and their positions, and a result of the investigation.  14 pages, List 85.

MALONE, Edward James, committed to the Department of Neglected Children in 1910 and boarded out to mother Mrs C.Z. Malone at Jamieson.  2 pages, List 94.

MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, list 69.

MALONEY, Annie, Natimuk, wrote in 1915 r the failure of Henry Frederick KOOPS of Fremantle WA to continue maintenance on child Ivy, now 10 years.  He was married, a bootmaker, c65 years old.  Found.  8 pages, List 80.

MALOUF, Nicholas, found hawking without a licence and exhausted at Mentone in 1896.  Local police report he is a Syrian and only 12 years old and are concerned about his family circumstances.  He claims his uncle sent him hawking, but Achan Malouf of Lonsdale St says he is a distant relative only, and that the boy is really 15.  4 pages, List 35.

MALOY, Joseph, charged with incest on youngest daughter Mary Monica in 1912.  He is a widower, 54 years, she is pregnant to him.  Family lived at Lavington and Albury NSW.  5 pages, List 32.

MANCEY, John, wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1898.  His 15 year old son Richard John had taken ship to Melbourne; gives physical description and asks police to put him on a ship back there.  4 pages, List 7.

MANI, Hans Stephen, reported missing by wife Mary Jane, Albert Park, in 1928.  He was a returned soldier, c35 years.  1 page and small photo.  List 59.

MANNERS, Hon Arthur Cecil Selwyn.  Sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1904, is in delicate health.  Found in private care, 5 pages, List 9.

MANNING, George Henry, sought by wife H.L, Brunswick, in 1917.  His mother was in Western Australia.  12 pages, List 72.

MANNY, Bartoleme.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1900 on behalf of relatives.  He was believed to have died, but had a wife and daughter.  Police find he died in 1880, widow in prison, has dementia and no information can be ascertained.  27 pages, List 43.

MARCOPOLO, John. Large file re his bigamy; married Lily NORTH at Shepparton in 1894 as MARKA, a widower, had earlier married Margaret WHITE. 1881. List 1.

MARCOPOLO, John, committed bigamy in 1894 when he married Lily NORTH at Shepparton, first wife still alive.  Also known as MARKA.  Photo on file.  Law department advise against prosecution.  25 pages, List 30. (This is a different file from the one above.)

MARGERY, Mrs, wife of Dr. G of Carrington, Sydney, wrote 2 letters in French in 1899, complaining of thefts and overcharging by the Grand Hotel, Melbourne.  16 pages, List 42.

MARINE HOTEL, Middle Brighton.  File re attempt to transfer licence from William Robert SAMERS to Margaret Mary ALLEN in 1911.  She was the wife of Robert William Valentine Allen, formerly licensee of hotel in Wellington New Zealand, and identical with criminal John HINTON.  20 pages, List 98.

MARKHAM, Arthur Henry, deserted wife Emily c1911.  In 1916 she wrote from Launceston, Tasmania seeking his whereabouts.  Police give her a bad reputation, has had a child to another man.  10 pages, List 78.

MARKS, Dora, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1896; a friend has reporting seeing a newspaper report of the death of Jacob Marks.  She has been separated from her husband for over 16 years, they have 2 sons and 3 daughters.  Is this him – no.  9 pages, List 35.

MARKS, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Thomas, whom she hasn’t seen for 14 years.  His brother Richard had died at Newstead and she believes he may be there and also has committed bigamy.  File has copy of his marriage to Charlotte LEGGE in 1899; both were Cornish.  He is charged, but Mary Ann withdraws case after they have come to an arrangement – he recently inherited money.  17 pages, List 47.

MARKS, William Frederick, fishmonger, deserted wife L.L. at Geelong in 1898, leaving her destitute.  He went to Hobart.  This file is quite detailed.  3 pages, List 66.

MARMO, John Joseph. Fathered an illegitimate child which subsequently died while in care of Agnes LYTTON, 1887.  List 1.

MARRISON, George Oswald Lucas, dispenser at the Police Depot Hospital.  In 1928 it was found that he had collected money for medical fees but not passed them on.  A large file, List 59.

MARSDEN, Ada.  Launceston Tasmania police telegram in 1895 that she has left there, probably with William LAWSON.  She is 19 years, he c28 years.  Father wants her returned home.  Found with married sister in Brunswick, says she will throw herself overboard if forced to return home as she is scared of father and brother; police suspect she was seeking an abortion.  9 pages, List 26.

MARSDEN, Jeremiah.  Died at Longwood in 1866, leaving a wife and nine children in poor circumstances.  File re refusal of local justices to attend inquest.  15 pages, List 3.

MARSDEN, Nancy Elizabeth, charged with manslaughter of her baby, body found in park at Yarrawonga, 1897.  9 pages, List 40.

MARSH, [Jack?].  Anonymous complaint in 1908 that the Aboriginal cricketer bought to Nagambie by the local publican to help the local team win the premiership was making a pest of himself.  5 pages, List 85.

MARSH, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in 1908, asking help to trace his wife Mary nee ROBSON, who left him and their six children to visit her sister Mrs. George CUTHBERTSON near Newcastle, and disappeared.  He offers a reward for information, and encloses a photo.  Not found.  11 pages, and photo.  List 54.

MARSH, William Maurice, deserted wife Johanna Margaret in 1904 and went to Kalgoorlie W.A.  He was a Victorian, 37 years.  She asked police to trace him in 1907.  10 pages, List 84.

MARSHALL, Duncan M., manager Hawkin’s Hill Reward G.M. Co., Hill End NSW, wrote in 1910 re William JOHNSTONE, c65 years, well known gold prospector, to whom he had advanced money to open a mine at Yea and who has disappeared.  Report shows he was fleeced.  5 pages, List 93.

MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police.  12 pages, List 28.

MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’.  She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright.  In the meantime she receives a letter from him.  9 pages, List 37.

MARTIN, Frederick, comedian, wanted for maintenance of child of Ida HARRIS, 19 years, Broken Hill.  Her mother, Mrs A.C. Harris, Kensington (S.A.?) wrote in 1910; believed with JONES VARIETY COMPANY.  Traced.  15 pages, List 96.

MARTIN, John A., Wooloowin, Qld, wrote in 1913.  He took a position there in 1912, leaving wife Maggie and 3 children in Melbourne.  They were to join him when he got a house, which he now has, but his wife refuses to join him.  He supplies details of their domestic live and asks if she is behaving herself.  7 pages, List 109.

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 of Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her.  4 pages, List 65.

MARTIN, Mary Eulalie Rose, child of Thomas and Mary Ann, buried in private ground on the Black Range, Heidi in 1892.  Public Health Department seek a report on why she was not buried in a cemetery.  8 pages, List 77.

MARTYN, S.J., Ohoka, Canterbury New Zealand, reported loss of racing mare Amusement in 1906.  Had been shipped to Tasmania for George KING, but R. POST in charge, had taken it to Victoria instead and run it as Lady Hamble.  He was already disqualified in New Zealand.  Detailed report.  10 pages, List 55.

MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912.  Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH.  Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT.  She has six children and he has paid no maintenance.  9 pages, List 9.

MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago.  She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay.  Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children.  He is identified as Sapper No. 8664.  29 pages, List 70.

MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882.  He was believed to be in Adelaide.  She and their 4 children are destitute.  South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed.  4 pages, List 57.

MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured.  2 pages, List 50.

MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London.  His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly.  He cannot get a response from her directly.  Scotland Yard provides details.  13 pages, List  35.

MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time.  She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her.  He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials.  Not found.  9 pages, List 19.

MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital.  Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense.  7 pages, List 52.

MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898.  Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902.  This appears to be an incomplete file.  12 pages, List 62.

MASTERS, Frederick, sought by mother Mrs S.A. Petersham NSW in 1910; not heard from for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905.  Police called and later query re medical costs.  8 pages, List 52.

MASTERTON, Mrs Annie, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1913; she is 39 years old and has four children.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 106.

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.

MATHER, Richard Burton, Dumosa, wrote in 1913; his wife Emilie has run away with George Herbert MARKS and he sought police help to get her back.  2 pages, List 108.

MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years.  2 pages, List 49.

MATHESON, John.  Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence.   She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so.  10 pages, List 45.

MATHEWS or JOHNSON, Annie c15 yeas, younger sister of 20 year old Emma and 18 year of Mary, alleges various men have had intercourse with her with sisters knowledge in 1909.  Mother is dead, she is illegitimate.  Admitted to Industrial Schools.  Warning:  this is a very graphic file.  15 pages, List 61.

MATHEWS, Mrs. J. of Port Victor, South Australia, wrote in 1899 regarding Richard Wolfenden Mathews, a music teacher, aged about 55 yrs. Not clear what the relationship between the two was, perhaps husband and wife. Not found. 4 pages. List 4.

MATHIESON, Archibald, left his brother’s home in South Yarra in 1900 for hospital.  Daughter Amy in Beaconsfield Tasmania writes expressing concern as to his whereabouts.  He is a Scot, 78 years; died in hospital.  5 pages, List 46.

MATHIESON, Joseph, lives in house in South Melbourne owned by niece A.E. Mathieson, (daughter of Archibald), who wrote from Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1903, asking for a report on Mrs. HODGKINSON/KIDNER, who was supposed to be looking after him in return for free rent.  Detailed report on his senility.  15 pages, List 65.

MATHIESON, William. Charged with intent to murder Alice GAFFER, 1905. Incomplete file.  List 1.

MATHWIN, Clifford, returned soldier, accidentally took poison in 1916.  3 pages, List 77.

MATSON, David.  Petitions Chief Commissioner of Police for release from Kyneton Gaol in 1865, was serving 6 months for selling illicit spirits.  4 pages, List 34.

MATTHEWS, David, 24 years, came from Sydney to Melbourne.  In 1899 his brother E., wrote from Sydney, had heard he was in poor circumstances, which is confirmed.  7 pages, List 76.

MATTINSON, John, sought by South Aust. Children’s Department in 1896; he owed maintenance on his children.  A plaster, Scotchman, 40-50 years, addicted to drink.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

MATTHEWS, Elsie, 16 years, factory girl, ran away from mother Eliza, washerwoman, North Melbourne, in 1913; she was going to take her to a Home.  Photo. 4 pages, List 92.

MATZEN, A.B., wrote from Queenstown Tasmania in 1912 re wife Jane, who deserted him and their child 12 years ago, with a man named FERGUSON.  Her family TEMBY lived in Brunswick.  Not found.  4 pages, List 32.

MAWHINNEY, David.  Perth Supreme Court officials write in 1899; he is a bankrupt.  5 pages, List 16.

MAXWELL, Clifford alias Charles JACKSON, 19 years, Victorian,  escaped from Castlemaine Reformatory in 1928; captured and escaped from custody at Richmond, then recaptured.  Large file. List 61.

MAY, Lily A.M., wrote from Horsham in 1917 complaining that her husband Samuel was drinking at local hotels then coming home and abusing her.  Local constables patrol hotels, but find no trace of him.  She also visits the Chief Commissioner of Police to complain about lack of action.  51 pages, List 71.

MAY, Samuel Robert, deserted wife and 2 children at Horsham in 1911.   Father Samuel is in an asylum; he had 3 sons and Samuel Robert is one of them; Master of Lunacy is handing the estate, and there is a solicitor’s letter on the file.  12 pages, List 100.

MAY, Samuel R., summonsed by wife L.A.N., Horsham, in 1912.  Local solicitor writes on her behalf, she is destitute with 2 children.  Not found.  14 pages, List 104.

MAYBURY, F.  Belmore Rd, Balwyn.  Writes letter of complaint in 1906 regarding neighbours SINCLAIR and TAYLOR who are verbally abusing his wife.  He is a railway detective, they are in government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

MAYSON, James Hickson.  Sends strange telegram from Melbourne to police in Hobart Tas., and they ask an investigation.  He is the son of late Rev. Joseph Mayson, an early chaplain in Tas.  5 pages, List 5.

MAZZINI, Mrs. wrote from Redan in 1900, on behalf of her sister Mrs. PICKERING, asking police to find their brother Edward Thomas SMITH, who went to Warragul 20 years ago and hasn’t been heard from. 5 pages, List 45.

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MEADOWS, Phemmy. Illegitimate child, adopted by Mrs. Emily MORLEY in 1891, but died. Morley came from Islington NSW, lives in a Melbourne brothel and had two illegitimate children herself, who died. She has left her husband.  List 1.

MEAGHER, Grace, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking confirmation that her husband Harold Thomas was in prison; confirmed.  6 pages, List 101.

MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919.  Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6.  He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him.  She is a former barmaid with a sister named May.  He is forced to resign.  List 46.

MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS.  In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well.  Various letters on file.  8 pages, List 55.

MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A.  In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance.  Police find he has died.  6 pages, List 28.

MEEKING, Eric.  Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905.  Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition   c30 pages, List 3.

MEEKING, Jean, living apart from husband Victor, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; recovered.  6 pages, List 103.

MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING.  Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done.  In 1896 the file is re-activated.  66 pages, List 36.

MELBOURNE COFFEE PALACE.  Safe robbed in 1907.  Very detailed detective report on file.  Frances HEYWOOD, bookkeeper, was having an affair with Frederick THOMPSON, a suspect in the case.  Margaret COSTELLO was a chambermaid, Mr. TROTTER a clerk and Robert MONTIFORD, son of ex sergeant of police, was a porter.  Insufficient evidence to charge anyone.  9 pages, List 83.

MELBOURNE FREE CONCERTS. File re supposedly free concerts given on Sundays in 1894, but for which entrance fees were asked. Frank M. Clark, manager of the Grand Rational Concerts prosecuted for insulting language to undercover police who were monitoring them as against government regulation to charge on Sundays. Several flyers listing performers on file; all names listed have been placed on this webpage. 26 pages.  List 1.

MELBOURNE, Elizabeth.  Lived in Brighton, but moved to Carlton Refuge in 1897 and alleges she was criminally assaulted and made pregnant.  Police investigate and comment on claim.  3 pages, List 20.

MELISH, Fanny, attempted suicide by poisoning in Ballarat in 1899.  2 pages, List 42.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, in 1910 offered his Australian History book collection to the police library, had served ‘many years in the book trade.’  5 pages, List 94.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, husband of Frances, claims he accidentally shot himself, police suspect suicide attempt.  12 pages, List 99.

MENNER, Mrs Anastasia, wife of Frederick, Kensington, 32 years, attempted suicide in 1909; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 90.

MENSER, Michael, 72 years, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1912 asking help in finding the wife of his nephew Ernest PEARCE, newly married, who had left him and gone to Melbourne to her mother and brother Roy HAMILTON.  Interviewed, Roy gives reason for her leaving.  6 pages, List 102.

MENZIE, Robert Lyle, Broken Hill, wanted for maintenance on wife Matilda Alice and daughter Dorothy May, Ballarat, in 1910.  Found, he refuses to support her as she ‘is living with some fancy man’ identified as William OATES.  16 pages, List 91.

MERCER & CO., 346 Flinders St., Melbourne.  Advertised a work from home scheme in 1910, and advertised a ‘Home Workers Club’ with secretary F. Clifton HILL.  The Police Department received a number of complaints from people who had sent money and either received nothing or realized the scheme was a doubtful one.  William C. MacPHERSON wrote that he had invested money in the company, and had worked in the office.  He now believed it was a swindle and spelled out how the scheme worked.  The owners were William John Bowden JONES, F. Clifton HILL, Charles J. BROWN, – MAIR and himself.  Police seek advice and are advised against any prosecution.  Large file, includes samples of advertisements, one of the advertising cards that people were encouraged to make up, and several letters of complaint.  List 34.

MERKINS, Elizabeth, working for Captain BEAUMONT at Coongulmerang in 1889 when got pregnant to William HALL, farmer of Lindenow.  Gave birth to Nellie in August 1889, claims he initially paid maintenance.  Child committed to State care in 1894 and in 1895 attempts are made to get maintenance from him.  26 pages, List 25.

MERRILEES, Allen McDonald. R. SIMPSON of Freemantle Western Australia wrote in 1899 on behalf of the wife of this man. He married Mary Eliza SIMPSON in South Australia in 1896, was a seaman, left in December 1897 and hasn’t returned. They have seen a newspaper report of the death of a seaman named Allen McDonald who is believed to have jumped overboard and drowned, and her husband used this name. Police find it is a different person. 6 pages, List 2.

MERTON, Mrs. C.  Writes from Balmain Sydney in 1906 re her daughter Mrs. Ted CHRISTIE, who hasn’t been in touch for some time.  6 pages, List 4.

MERTON, William, deserted wife and four children at Fitzroy and went to Qld.  In 1909 she is reported as ill and unable to work.  He is found in Qld.  4 pages, List 90.

METCALFE, Georgina Cecilia Mary, wrote a number of strange letters from St. Kilda 1899-1900.  Local police state she is a lunatic.  24 pages, List 42.

METCALFE, Margaret, Windsor, wrote in 1913.  She has been in hospital for some time and can now no longer work as a charwoman and her husband is out of work.  Asks if she can raffle her handiwork.  4 pages, List 92.

MEYER, Julius Joseph, importer of motor accessories, charged J. MITCHELL with false pretences in 1918; he had ordered items delivered, then absconded with them.  Mitchell is identified as Gerard CORVISIANO alias Archibald TYLEROS, a Frenchman, motor mechanic, military deserter, c34 years.  Arrested, he returned goods and charge dropped.  Very large file.  List 75.

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MICHE, Gustav, found dead in bush at Dereel in 1902; a German, widower, with 3 children.  Late wife’s sister Mrs. COTCHIN reveals that the children were all adopted; Henrietta DOUGLAS, 27 years, Alice 15 years and Otto.  The latter contacted for reimbursement of government costs.  25 pages, List 62.

MICHEL, Pierre Louis, died suddenly at Mirboo in 1910; detailed report.  French, c38 years, no relatives in colony. 4 pages, List 96.

MIDDLETON, Mrs. M., wrote in 1910 on behalf of her husband Archibald, recovering from enteric fever, who claims someone stole his property on ship from Cape Town; suspects J. DALGLEISH.  6 pages, List 92.

MIDDLETON, William Ernest Arthur, interned in the German Concentration Camp at Liverpool NSW; claims to be American and that his parents William Ernest Arthur and Emmeline Jane are in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 78.

MIDOLO, Susan.  Anonymous complaint in 1908 claims she is running a brothel in Melbourne; police report refutes this.  8 pages, List 87.

MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899.  Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present.  Detailed description of circumstance.  2 pages, List 42.

MILES, John.  Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England.  8 pages, List 5.

MILLAR, Frederick Thomas.  Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892.  Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar.  12 pages, List 12.

MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER.  List 15.

MILLER, 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 E.A., 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.  Another file in 1912 has the monthly remittance notices from W.A.  20 pages, List 101. Another file in 1913 re maintenance.  20 pages, List 106.

MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years.  1 page, List 27.

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, Mrs Ruby, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1913; husband Leander.  6 pages, List 109.

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.

MISHAEL, Kathleen, Fitzroy, wrote in 1912 re her husband Frederick who left for Qld some months before and has not been heard from.  Found.  4 pages, List 103.

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, Edward, died Melbourne 1900.  In 1913 U.S. Consul wrote requesting information on his children; they are entitled to a small legacy.  Children were identified as John, Herbert, Claribelle, Ellen; he also had an illegitimate child, Ada, by Esther GATH.  Personal history given.  9 pages, List 105.

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.

MITTEN, Ethel, South Melbourne, deserted by her husband William, who went to Qld in 1913.  She left their children with a Mrs BLACK for an afternoon, but never returned, and they were put into the care of the government.  It was believed she had left with Leslie HILL, a seaman.  William Mitten found on Sigley farm.  5 pages, List 108.

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MOBLEY, Thomas, sought by daughter Sarah, Laanecoorie in 1897; last heard of 3 months ago.  He was 65 years old, a butcher.  Found.  13 pages, List 41.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand Augustus, in 1909 sought by youngest son Bernardt who was living in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand.  Information sought by wife Wilhelmina, Wilga Siding, W.A., in 1911.  Note on file states she was recently convicted of burning down her cottage.  9 pages, List 101.

MOEBUS, Wilhelmena, Auburn, Sydney, wrote in 1913 asking if her husband Ferdinand was alive or dead, his sister Mrs August STEINKRAUS was at Ballarat and was interviewed.  7 pages, List 106.

MOEBUS, Wilhelmina, Auburn, NSW, wrote in 1913 re husband Ferdinand,  has heard of his death, seeks his assets.  6 pages, List 107.

MOE SWAMP.  Reports on series of fires deliberately lit there in 1898; locals suspected.  Names mentioned: Frank and John BRAITHWAITE (13 and 15yrs old), Dorothy Ann BURKETT, George EVANS, James HENNESSY, George and Joseph HOUGH, Mr. HUNTER, Catherine LEISHMAN, and James WHITTON.  23 pages, List 7.

MOHABEER, Vincent. Herbalist, 1895. Letters on his behalf re non payment of debt ‘puts his faith in the power of God and the Bible, with a little assistance from police’.  List 1.

MOLLER, Frederick Conrad.  Deserted wife Rebecca in Sydney in 1908; is also known as MILLER, ARMSTRONG and CONRAD.  4 pages, List 5.

MOLLOY, Annie, Montague, assaulted by husband, taken to hospital, 1900.  2 pages, List 49.

MOLLOY, Catherine, died in lunatic asylum Beechworth in 1905 and buried at government expense.  Relatives sought by authorities and identified as daughters Mrs. HICKEY and Alice McNALLY of Redfern. 9 pages, List 63.

MOLLOY, John, Ballarat, Constable No. 3260, asks in 1906 to be transferred elsewhere because the climate is affecting his family’s health; medical letter on file.  3 pages, List 75.

MOLLOY, L.T., Albury, advises in 1910 that his sister Ellen, who is in Melbourne, needs to be returned to an insane asylum.  Traced.  13 pages, List 94.

MOLLOY, Nellie J., Albury NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking mother Ellen Jane CHAPMAN, missing since 1914, last seen in St. Kilda.  Police establish that mother does not want family to contact her.  8 pages, List 79.

MOLONEY, James, left Port Fairy in 1928 and not seen for a month.  He was formerly manager of the Carlton Inn Hotel at Killarney and his wife was the licensee.  He was addicted to drink, 30-42 years old.  Photo with two of his children.  1 page, List 60.

MOLONY, J. D.  A solicitor in Forbes N.S.W., he wrote in 1906 seeking police help in finding the death of Mary Ann FLANAGAN nee KEALY, who was first married to Charles EDWARDS in Yass in 1853, and had a daughter Mrs. LEGGE at Granya, and died there.  Legge reports that her mother was Mrs. EDDY nee CALDWELL, but Molony writes that she was not married to Eddy.  13 pages, List 4.

MOLONY, John Thomas.  Wrote from Torrington NSW in 1908 re his wife [unnamed] and child, believes she is living with George PERT; wants his daughter Blanche Molony back.  10 pages, List 5.

MONAGLE, J., Ascot Vale, wrote in 1912, complaining that Mrs KINLEYSIDE, wife of a Constable, was carrying on business in competition with him, in a confectionary shop.  Report states it is his daughter’s shop.  6 pages, List 102.

MONCRIEFF, Thomas, passenger from Scotland in 1906, disembarked at Melbourne while on way to Qld, and was found drowned.  William CLOW, Wagonga NSW seeks detail as does Alexander McDONALD, Buchanan Copper & Silver Mines, Nungana Qld, and there is a letter from Jeanette Moncrieff to cousin Lizzie on file.  21 pages, List 71.

MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times.  Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc.  50 pages, List 17.

MONGOR, George, driver, Richmond, met Ada MARTIN in Albury in 1910 and they lived together there.  He returned to his parents house, she followed and took poison.  Her real name was BRAILLY.  7 pages, List 97.

MONGONETTI, Antonio; 1911 file re taking him to hospital from Beulah; an old age pensioner.  3 pages, List 100.

MONKS, James, Glen Wills, miner, deserted wife Katherine and children James, Sylvia, Alice, Reginald, Bertram and May in 1907.  34 pages, List 89.

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for.  Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON.  5 pages, List 24.

MOODIE, Alexander Leonard Robinson, scenic painter and signwriter, deserted wife and 2 children at Ballarat in 1911.  14 pages, some repetition List 98.

MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel.  List 1.

MOORE, Andrew Lyell, born Chiltern, deserted wife Helena Mary and 5 children at Kalgoorlie in 1915.  In 1916 he is found with his sister Annie in Carnegie and claims can’t afford to support his family.  11 pages, List 79.

MOORE, Delia of Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1905 re her husband John, who had deserted her and their young baby, and had left her 9 year old daughter Winnie with a Mrs J.H. McDONALD in St. Kilda.  McDonald’s husband worked on ships; she traced to Sydney.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, Mrs E.M. Perth, widow, asked in 1909 for details of Victorian Charles C. BAUDINETTE who is paying her attention and she thinks will propose.  Report shows his wife and family are at Horsham.  6 pages, List 61.

MOORE, Rev. Father Isaac, wrote from St. Ignatius, Richmond in 1895, seeking details of Patrick KEENAN, who arrived 1863, was formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary, became a lunatic.  Several men of that name identified.  8 pages, List 30.

MOORE, Mrs. Maggie, wrote from Wolloongabbie, Brisbane in 1900 re a newspaper account of the death in Melbourne of Robert Moore; is it her husband, last seen 7 years ago when released from gaol.  Somewhat faded photo on file.  He was 34 years, from Northern Ireland, also known as IRITION.  Police report no such death.  10 pages, List 43.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Robert Ernest, cook on H.M.S. Protector, c23 years, steals property of Robert BRUCE in 1919.  Photo of Moore in naval uniform.  3 pages, List 21.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Mrs. Sarah, a widow of Jeffcott Nth near Donald, complained in 1918 that someone was annoying her at night.  She lived alone, on 160 acres.  Her brother James STRICKLAND, at Billery via Coonamble NSW is informed of police investigations.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, T., Glen Wills, complains in 1906 about Freeman & Wallace Institute who said their medicines would cure his back problems, but have not.  4 pages, List 26.

MOORE, William, shearer, deserted wife and 2 children in South Melbourne in 1892, born Victoria, c30 years, believed at Narrandera.  5 pages, List 38.

MOORE, Young, Water Board employee, Kangaroo Flat, went missing in 1897.  Mother offers reward, but he is not found.  19 pages, List 40.

MORAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Carlton in 1912, applying for a warrant for desertion by her husband James, who left her and their four children seven years ago.  He was working in Sydney for David Jones & Co.  NSW police interview him regarding providing support, but he declines and claims she deserted him and he is divorcing her, so no warrant issued.  5 pages, List 34.

MORAN, J.P., wrote from Sydney in 1907, complaining his wife had not replied to his letters.  She and the children were living in Carlton.  Located, she claims to be better off without him.  3 pages, List 44.

MORAN, James of Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re his wife Lizzie, the mother of James, Nellie, Richard, Elizabeth, Kitty and Florence.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

MORGAN, Darcy Lismore Trevellyan, 3 years, died on board S.S. Edina in 1896.  Mother Ada Louisa, widow; death not suspicious.  5 pages, List 30.

MORGAN, Frederick James sought by sister Margaret, Toorak, in 1910.  She hasn’t seen him since 1881, when he was 11 years old and went to live with family in Gippsland, following death of their mother, father had died 5 years previously.  He was born in Launceston Tasmania.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

MORGUE, MELBOURNE. Correspondence re cost and method of conveying bodies to, 1884. List 1.

MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865.  List 1.

MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday.  6 pages, List 37.

MORRELL, James, Burnie, Tasmania, in 1913 sought details of property owned by his late father William Henry who died c1890 at Mooroopna.  7  pages, List 93.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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, John C., Bacchus Marsh, robbed of jewellery in 1913, while temporarily absent.  Servant Julia MANLY, 17 years suspected, but exonerated.  21 pages, List 105.

MORRIS, Louise, nee NORRIS, left her husband Edward at Prahran c1900, taking her son George Edward PARKER, his son by a previous marriage Willie Leslie Morris, c18 years.  In 1904 Edward asks police to find them, enclosing a photo of Willie.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

MORRIS, Sydney Walter, sought by sister Mrs Amelia WALMSLEY of Sydney in 1908.  He and her son left for England, but he got off the ship in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 85.

MORRISH, Sarah, restaurant proprietor, Geelong, charges Estella Martha and Alex Gordon PENDER with fraud/larceny in 1906.  5 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, Amelia, Cobargo, NSW, wrote in 1905 re her uncle F. CHAMBERS, c80 years old, once wealthy but lost his fortune.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 64.

MORRISON, David.  Living at 100 Arden St., North Melbourne in 1905, when a small fire breaks out.  Report.  2 pages, List 17.

MORRISON, Janet.  Mother Martha of Waterloo near Myrtleford, wrote to the CCP in 1888 re Constable FAIGH, who had seduced her daughter, and suggested an abortion when she became pregnant.  She demands that he be forced to marry her.  5 pages, List 4.

MORROW, George Samuel,  son of Henry, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly at Port Melbourne.  2 pages, List 49.

MORSHEAD, Priscilla. Domestic servant, Bendigo, suicides, 1898. Large file re treatment of body, newspaper claims etc.  List 1.

MORTENSEN, Hans.  Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied.  The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN.  6 pages, List 4.

MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney.  He was 28 years.  NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married.  She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE.  8 pages, List 44.

MORTON, George, lived in a motor boat near Queensbridge Melbourne in 1931.  Anonymous letter claims he has young girl Sylvie TURNER, daughter of Bertha and Charles of Carlton, there at night.  7 pages, List 96.

MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928.  List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé.  A very large file, List 59.

MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866.  File re burial costs and property left.  He has 2 sisters in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 35.

MOSS, Arthur, sought by wife, Launceston, Tasmania in 1907.  She is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 83.

MOSS, Mrs. J., Broken Hill, wrote in 1917 re husband John, who left there for a holiday a year ago and hasn’t returned.  Is found to be John Moss MILLINGTON, a married man with a wife and family in England.  His mother lived in West Kirby, Cheshire.  Photo and 11 pages, List 75.

MOSS, M.A.  Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left there 3 years ago.  She has 2 children and needs help.  Police find Sterry who will not assist.  10 pages, List 17.

MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN.  13 pages, List 31

MOTTRAM, Samuel.  Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898.  Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink.  Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file.  18 pages, List 18.

MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB.  Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel.  Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess.  20 pages, List 61.

MULCAHY, Jane, renewed application in 1882 for compensation for the death of her brother Martin CHERRY accidentally killed at Glenrowan.  2 pages, List 57.

MULCAHY, William Henry, North Melbourne, attempted suicide while drunk in 1911; 32 years, has tried before.  Wife Matilda, her sister Victoria PURCELL and Michael McKeon deal with him.  8 pages, List 98.

MULHOLLAND, John, suicided at Sandsmere near Kaniva in 1900.  File re disposal of his assets.  He was married with two children, but his wife had left him.  6 pages, List 45.

MULLALLEY, Charles. Child desertion, Sydney police write, 1884. Large file.  List 1.

MULLAN, James, sought by wife Mrs C. Mullan, Jerilderie NSW in 1912.  He left in 1905 and a warrant has been issued.  Not found.  7 pages, List 104.

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.

MURRAY, Quentin Ashton, electrician, sought by mother in law Mrs A. McLEAN, Marrickville in 1913; he had deserted his wife.  Not found.  6 pages, List 105.

MUSS, Jane, Richmond, attempted suicide in the Yarra in 1912, rescued by Denziel BRITTON.  Daughter Lena BROWN contacted.  3 pages, List 105.

MYERS, Hannah. Elderly woman, died in brothel of Ellen ROSE, Bendigo, 1886.  List 1.

MYERS, Isaac, known as Nick. Escaped from military custody in 1919, while being bought to Melbourne; a Sapper, 40 yrs, well known in Adelaide as a hairdresser. One small photo and an enlargement of him in uniform on file. 12 pages, some repeats.  List 1.

MYSLIS, J.H. [Joseph Hyman] Bailiff, Local Court, Coolgardie, wrote in 1896, asking for references from local police; he was for 13 years at Sorrento.  This is done, and a thank you letter is on the file.  5 pages, List 36.

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NAISMITH, Mary, widow, is working in the Munitions Factory in 1916, but can’t earn enough to support her children, asks financial help.  2 pages, List 80.

NAPPER, Thomas, attempted suicide by Lysol poison at Collingwood in 1915.  Parents are farmers at Sale; 33 years.  Recovered, sent to private hospital of Sister L. HILLS, Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 80.

NASH, William Charles Henry, licensee, Bush Inn, Carlton, charged with unlawful possession of 50 yards of silk in 1919.  Acquitted, Customs Dept claims silk, and he writes agreeing not to claim it.  9 pages, List 27.

NATHAN, Mrs. Alice, committed suicide at Fitzroy in 1917 on hearing of the death of her husband in the war.  His mother Mrs. M.R. Nathan, wrote from London seeking details.  5 pages, list 75.

NATION, Mrs Maud, of Browns Plains near Chiltern, wrote in 1906, asking if a young man now in New Zealand, could join the police force without coming to Melbourne.  1 page, List 3.

NATIONAL MUSEUM (VICTORIA).  Police report on finding of human bones in a hollow tree near Coleraine by Herbert JARRETT and Herbert MURTAGH in 1906.  Bones subsequently identified as Aboriginal, and given to the museum.  10 pages, List 4.

NAYLOR, Charles Leonard, wanted for maintenance of wife S. and two children in Prahran in 1917.  He was a professional singer, believed in Adelaide; real name HANKS.  7 pages, List 74.

NEAGLE, George James, married Alice BLUMEL in Melbourne in 1911, committing bigamy.  His first wife was Rosa RYALL; marriage certificate on file.  27 pages and two photos.  List 101.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

NEALE, David Andoneran. Arrived Sydney 1839, then came to Victoria, used name GADSDON or GADSON, married and had family. 1902 enquiry.  List 1.

NEEDHAM, Hercules, sought by mother M. of Leichardt, Sydney, in 1906.  He left there in 1905; dying father wants to see him.  21 yrs.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

NEEDLE, Martha. Charged with murder; file re exhumation of children etc.  List 1.

NEELY, William.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 on behalf of US friends.  He was formerly at Beechworth.  Found, almost a cripple.  5 pages, List 36.

NEILSEN, Mrs. D., Pyrmont Street Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Neil, who deserted her c1913; is a painter, 37 years.  Asks if Trueman Neilsen, a singer, is him; no.  6 pages, List 72.

NEILSON, Robert W., Penola, S.A., wrote in 1920 re his wife Maggie who took the baby and left there for Melbourne some time ago; has not returned home.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

NELKEN, Leo, East Melbourne, complains in 1916 that local police had revealed information about him to a newspaper.  Detailed report provided.  13 pages, List 79.

NELMES, Samuel Albert, Northcote.  Writes strange letter in 1902.  Report states he has an “ill-balanced brain” and gives his background.  9 pages, List 16. CONNECTION FOUND

NELSON, Mrs., Footscray, complains to chief commissioner of police in 1896 that her daughter Lizzie, a barmaid at the Portland Hotel in Russell St. Melbourne has ‘gone completely to the bad … has a fancy man William KENNEDY who has a criminal record’ etc.  Very detailed report on Lizzie and the family; licensee Mrs. Ellen WAUGH mentioned.  8 pages, List 35.

NELSON, Peter, Beeac.  Child Queeny died suddenly in 1898, 4 weeks old.  Report on, not suspicious.  2 pages, List 22.

NELSON, Mrs S., Ryde NSW, wrote in 1912 re her son Harry, 15 years, who left home 10 months ago and was believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 104.

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.

NEWBERY, Mrs A.L., Campsie NSW, wrote in 1913 re her brother Maurice McKINNIARY, who was working in West Melbourne and wrote that he was ill; she is concerned as she has not heard since.  Found, using name McINTYRE.  13 pages, some damaged, List 108.

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, Mary, attempted suicide at Northcote in 1912; 41 years, husband George and son Charles were both iron workers.  5 pages, List 104.

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.

NICHOLSON, Alfred, a Frenchman, sought by Will FLOOD, Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1912; letter on file from Kit HUDSON, who has been investigating him, claims he borrows money from women then leaves them.  9 pages, List 105.

NICHOLSON, Edith, Albury NSW, wrote in 1913; her husband John left home months ago, 50 years old.  His brother Ted is in Brunswick, his sister is Mrs SQUIRE, a daughter is Mrs L. MORRIS of Footscray.  5 pages, List 106.

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.

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

NIGHTINGALE, John Hollier, file re his damaging a railway bridge at Moorabool, brothers George and Frederick SCALES witnesses.  14 pages, List 13.

NIVEN, Colin, grazier, Moyerisk, did not register daughter Isabel Kate, born in 1900, until 1901, in order to avoid vaccination.  File re possible prosecution.  15 pages, List 52.

NOACK, Friedrich Wilhelm.  German Consul Melbourne seeks death certificate in 1908; born 1807 Schoneberg, believed died Victoria 1888.  3 pages, List 5.

NOBLE, Frederick Manderville, deserted wife in Ballarat in 1901. In 1911 injured at Broken Hill, where he was known as David MILLER, by which time he had remarried and had 3 children.  Incomplete file.  5 pages, List 99.

NOBLE, Hannah Ashton, Winter’s Flat, Castlemaine, wrote a series of strange letters 1904-1906 making various accusations; on file.  In 1912 a neighbor, Ellen N. WILKINSON complained of her behavior; local doctors certify as insane, but not sent to asylum and complains.  43 pages, List 103.

NOBLE, John, Richmond, queries the medical rejection of his application to join police force in 1905, asks reconsideration.  7 pages, List 69.

NOONAN, John James.  Wife Annie of Kogarah NSW wrote in 1913.  He left her 3 years ago, and now she has had a letter from him in Pentridge.  Asks details, which are supplied.  6 pages, List 109.

NORMAN, Arthur, complains to the Governor  he was taken out of prison in 1895, and to Malvern Court without being able to change out of gaol clothes, which told against him in subsequent court case.  10 pages, List 26.

NORMAN, Walter George, wanted for failure to maintain his children Olive and Leonard; his wife took the family to South Australia where her mother lived.  He was arrested in Sydney in 1920. His mother was Mrs. FRENCH.  Photo of him in military uniform on file.  A large file, with some duplication.  List 70.

NORTH, Mrs. A., wrote from King Lake in 1899 re her sister – ANDERSON, who had gone into service at Kirkella Station near Stawell.  Due to return home to her mother in Prahran, she had not done so.  Mother, a German, was worried.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

NORTON, J., Gillenbah via Narrandera NSW, wrote in 1909 offering to take two of his deceased brother John’s children.  Detailed report on arrangements for the six children.  6 pages, List 89.

NOTMAN, Thomas and wife, Lancefield.  Adopt a child abandoned on their doorstep in 1867.  6 pages, List 35.

NOTT, A. South Yarra, 1920 letter requesting return of pea rifle confiscated from son Oswald by Healesville Court.  4 pages, List 3.

NOTT, Mrs Alfred, sought by W.H. TRAVERS, Orange NSW in 1910; she was a one time married to his grandfather.  9 pages, List 94.

NUBIE, Lizzie. Qld. Aborigine, c18 years old, working as a nurse girl at Wycheproof, 1898. Alleges rape by Hugh Anderson; he acquitted. Gives birth to a child but it dies.  List 1.

NUGENT, Jane, charged Thomas WHITFIELD with deserting his illegitimate child in 1894.  He was a miner, 27 years, whose parents were in Creswick area.  In 1896 he was arrested at Ensay.  28 pages, List 42.

NUGENT, John, Irish, shoemaker, c48 years, deserted wife at Brooklyn near Footscray in 1892.  Found interstate, but unable to support her.  6 pages, List 38.

NUNAMAKER, Howard.  Information sought by wife E.P., in Adelaide in 1915.  He was an American; has heard he was in gaol, will come to Melbourne and take him home – is of drunken habits.  Letter she wrote to him is still on the file.  16 pages, List 79.

NUTTALL, Florence, left mother in Myrtleford and took a job in Melbourne in 1903.  A.T. HUGHES writes on behalf of her mother who is German and can’t write in English.  She wants her daughter sent home.  4 pages, List 69.

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JACK, Thomas, grocer, E. Brunswick, police investigate allegations by various girls in 1911 that he exposed himself to him; they were Jessie Edith SNELL, 12 years, daughter of William and Emma; Elizabeth Stella WILKINS, 18 years, Elise GLOVER, 13 years, Myrtle EVANS, 10 years and Alma HURFORD, 13 years.  No prosecution.  List 97.

JACKS, M., Caulfield, complains in 1916 of the bad behaviour of her father ‘carries on like a madman’. Mother interviewed and claims he has now given up alcohol.  5 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Clara Bell.  Mrs. Minnie SIMMONS of Moonee Ponds asks police for details of her family; her mother has 4 children by THOMASSON who were sent to the Industrial Schools.  She wishes to keep the girl herself, ‘is a connection’.  4 pages, List 31.

JACKSON, Mrs. E.A., wrote from Bullarto in 1904, wanting transportation details of convicts Henry JACKSON and John BENNET.  Police cannot comply.  3 pages, List 10.

JACKSON, Gertrude, Hampton, attempted suicide in 1916.  Her husband left years ago, lives with sister Emma ANDREWS and parents.  No charge.  8 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Harry, deserted wife at Chirrup near Bendigo in 1894, brother James was at Long Gully, sister Mrs. H. HILL at Happy Valley.  In 1896 wife reads Sydney newspaper report of death of Florrie Hunter who was living in a defacto relationship with Harry JOHNSON, and asks police if this is her husband; no.  13 pages, List 36.

JACKSON, Henry E., asks police in 1917 to find his nieces Millie 19 years, and Muriel 17 years.  Their parents, who lived near Macedon, have died; some of the 7 children are in State care.  Very detailed report on situation.  6 pages, List 72.

JACKSON, Lottie.  Found drowned at Middle Park in 1898.  Lived with Henry HAASE who wanted the gold wedding ring back.  10 pages, List 18.

JACKSON, Sarah.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1881 re land application of Harriet E. PERRY, wife of George, but living with William STEWART.  Both were Kelly Gang sympathisers and he was a convicted felon.  8 pages, List 4.

JACOBS, Chastity, sought by father Edwin, Perth WA in 1911; 23 years, left there 3 years ago, last heard of in New Zealand.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

JACOBSEN, Frederick, Port Pirie, South Australia, wrote in 1918 re wife Lily, believed in Melbourne.  He sought police help in getting her to return but she refused because of his ill-treatment.  7 pages, List 73.

JAMES, A.H., wrote from Carlton in 1897, complaining about police being called to his laundry, but not removing two women as requested.  Report states they were Mrs. BURTON and her daughter, who claims to have become pregnant by him.  6 pages, List 20.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julia, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then left again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter re transferring water rights to the LITTLE VALLEY SLUICING CO, from W.A. BODKIN, solicitor, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Alfred William, suicided in 1916; was living apart from wife Phoebe and had come from Benalla.  Inquest report and other details.  25 pages, List 76.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julie, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then went away again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter transferring water rights in the Little Valley Sluicing Co, New Zealand, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Mrs. Charles, staying at Bendigo in 1899, asks if there is a chance for her 26 year old husband, currently in the W.A. police force, being accepted into the Victorian force.  Their aged parents and friends live in Victoria.  2 pages, List 42.

JAMES, Ernest H. & Co., motor engineers, Flinders Lane Melbourne, wrote in 1910 objecting to the new motor regulation that stated that cars over a certain weight had to have a reversing gear.  He has been manufacturing voiturettes, copies of French models, and this would put him out of business.  5 pages, List 54.

JAMES, F.W., Constable 5511; advised in 1916 that he had enlisted, asks leave of absence.  4 pages, List 77.

JANSSENS, Eugene. Sought by Consul in Melbourne in 1920; he married Eva HOCKEY in 1910. Found. 9 pages, List 15.

JARRAD, Henrietta.  Her sister Mrs. BELLEARS of Euroa convicted of assault on her in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.
6 pages, List 11.

JARRETT, Mrs Annie, wife of Samuel of Malvern.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claims she was aborted by Mrs Elizabeth DOWNEY of Carlton [‘a well known abortionist’].  Downey states she gave birth to a stillborn child; nurse Amy TOPPING assisted.  15 pages, List 85.

JASPER, James, born Victoria, 22 years, labourer, in 1906 deserted his illegitimate child by Elizabeth BRANDER at Rushworth, believed interstate.  Solicitor’s letter on file; had a brother Samuel.  13 pages List 82.

JASPERSON, Frederick, wrote from Hurstville NSW in 1905 re his son Frederick who had been lured away ‘by a fast Woman keeping a bad house in Lonsdale St’ named Julia MACARTHY, he was under 21 yrs.  He was using the name WILLIAMS.  5 pages, List 11.

JEFFERY, William Ernest, fitter at Sunshine Harvester Works, deserted wife at Ballarat in 1905; 23 years, believed in Tasmania.  9 pages, List 64.

JEFFREY, Maude. Complains of husband’s conduct towards her; formerly had a saddler’s shop in Hobart, 1915-1917.  List 1.

JEFFREYS, Clara Ann, wrote from Walhalla in 1892 re her husband Robert who had deserted her and their three children some months previously.  4 pages, List 56.

JEFFKINS, William Isaac, attempted to shoot wife at Warragul in 1891 and sent to gaol.  Due for release in 1897, various members of his family write, asking protection from him, including son in law R.T. PURCHASE.  He is kept under surveillance.  12 pages, List 40.

JEFFS, Andrew.  Deserted wife and children at Bendigo, believed to be in South Africa in 1904, but Durban police cannot trace.  10 pages, List 14.

JELBART, Florence Hill, died at home of Peter LONG/Yee LEE, Ballarat in 1910/  Report and comment on trial decision etc.  7 pages, List 96.

JELLETT, Joseph, dairyman, Camberwell, fire broke out in1900 in a paddock rented by him and owned by Trustees of the STODDART Estate.  4 pages, List 50.

JENKINS, Catherine, died Beechworth Asylum in 1900, born NSW, 52 years, a widow.  Son Edwin Thomas lived in Urana NSW, sister Mrs. DRUMMOND at Eskdale, brother William McINTYRE at Queenbeyan.  File re payment of burial costs.  12 pages, List 45.

JENKINS, Mrs. D., Sheep Hills, wrote in 1907 re the reported death of Michael FAHEY at Bourke NSW; was it her brother?  Detailed response states that the deceased was born in Co Galway in 1832, son of Thomas and Margaret nee CAIRNS, and had been at Cunnamulla since 1884.  6 pages, some damaged, List 83.

JENKINS, Percy ‘Snowy’, shot outside his confectionery shop in East Melbourne in 1928; later a bomb was thrown at the premises.  His girlfriend Madge VAUGHAN suspected George MORRIS and John ‘Snowy’ HALLAM.  A large file, containing police comments on Jenkins and other petty criminals.  List 59.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie in Richmond in 1893; he was a seaman, was in Fremantle, she believes he may be in Sydney; she is staying with her sister.  Uses Peter, but real name is Andrew, Norwegian, has not sent maintenance, last heard of in 1892. Although her letter is dated ‘93’ the file regarding the search for him is 1903. 16 pages, List 6.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie, Warrnambool, in 1907.  Her sister is Mrs. Alfred SIMMONS of Cockatoo Creek.  21 pages, List 83.

JEPHCOTT, Susanna, 82 years, died at her son’s home near Tintaldra in 1909 and buried there.  Disinterment and reburial in a public cemetery ordered.  14 pages, List 89.

JEPSON. Mrs. admitted to Melbourne Hospital after having an abortion in 1905; won’t reveal the name of the person who did it.  She is married, 20 years old and has one child.  5 pages, List 65.

JEWELL, Edward.  Sends two telegrams from Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1906, seeking details of his daughter Lily’s circumstances.  6 pages, List 4.

JEWELL, Harriet, wrote from Prahran in 1895, alleging her sons Horace, Herbert and Hedley were being targeted by local police.  They report two are leaders of the Malvern Road larrikin push.  9 pages, List 29.

JEWELL, Hellene Richardson, gave birth to two illegitimate children at Allansford 1903-4 and pregnant with a 3rd in 1907.  Rumours that her brothers Walter and John are the fathers; report on situation.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  12 pages, List 70.

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JOEL, Lilly, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1919 asking help to prove her claim to her father David’s estate; he was lost on the Blue Mountains.  Her mother’s parents were Stephen and Eliza HARRIS nee CREASE.  An uncle found in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 69.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, Alexander or ‘Soldier Jack’ ‘magsman and bogus land salesman’ cheated PICKFORD Bros, farmers at Buangor of money in 1928 and escaped to New Zealand.  Traced there by police, the brothers wouldn’t pay extradition expenses.  He remained there until 1936 when took ship to Australia, and New Zealand police alerted authorities in Melbourne.  Photo and list of offences on file.  5 pages, List 60.  Original file identifies them as John King PICKFORD and Robert William PICKFORD and gives details of other frauds at Cobram and Barooga.  32 pages, List 60.

JOHNSON, Mrs. F.L., Hill End, Brisbane, wrote in 1903 re her brother Patrick BRINN or BREEN, last heard from at West Melbourne in 1894,  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Frederick, 22 years, driver, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913.  His wife Elizabeth and mother in law Elizabeth BARNES interviewed; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 107.

JOHNSON, Frederick, Swede, 37 years,  deserted wife Gwenhilda  and 4 children in Adelaide in 1914. In 1916 she wrote to Vic. police, believed he was in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 77.

JOHNSON, Frederick Anton, c45 years, sought by stepsister Mrs. E.J. MITCHELL, West Hobart, in 1917.  He was last heard of twelve years ago at Stony Creek.  His stepbrother William WEBB mentioned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 70.

JOHNSON, Honora Margaret, born Bright 1908 but birth not registered in time.  Parents William and Jane of Buckland.  Explanation provided, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 90.

JOHNSON, Jack, found dead under a dray at Dunkeld in 1867 by Peter FRY.  Inquest found accidental death, but his mate Charles LOVELL, alias Charles the Swede had taken out an insurance policy on his life.  In 1888 Philip JOHNSON of Cowley’s Creek wrote to police, claiming to have evidence of the murder by Lovell.  File gives detailed history of case and police suspicions of Lovell, but concludes Johnson’s claimed evidence is doubtful.  19 pages, List 56.

JOHNSON, John, Cooramook near Warrnambool, suspected by wife Beatrice of poisoning her and their children including Annie and John Jnr and employee Allan MEADE/NEADE in 1897.  He had ‘not been right in mind for a number of years … had been in an asylum.’  Detailed report on marital situation; no charges laid.  19 pages, List 41.

JOHNSON, John, 72 years, Irish, ex police constable, died at Albert Park in 1903 and found to have a large amount of gold and money.  Relatives sought, and people wrote claiming relationship: included were Henry RIDGWELL, London, who believed it was his brother Joseph who left home years ago and assumed the name; Francis COOKE, Bradford Yorkshire, who claimed he was a nephew; John W.T. MURRAY, Aberdeen Scotland; Isabella MURRAY, Carlisle, Rockliffe, Cumberland who claimed he was her father’s cousin; John JOHNSTONE, Moreton Village near Birkenhead, claimed to be a son; James MAYNES, New Brunswick Canada, on behalf of sisters; Robert JOHNSTONE, Kames Bank, Margaret Drive; William Henry CRICHTON, Ayrshire, claimed father’s cousin, Frank P. RAE, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, who claimed he was grandmother’s brother, and W. JOHNSON of Watson’s Bay Sydney.  The newspaper report had spelled the name JOHNSTONE instead of JOHNSON.  27 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Mary, of Sydney, wrote in 1903 re child Florence WHITEHOUSE, left in her care two years previously; mother has failed to pay maintenance, was living in South Yarra.  Father of child was F. GRAY.  7 pages, List 4.

JOHNSON, Thomas, reported missing by brother in law Josiah BAKER, Seymour in 1896.  Not heard of for 2 years, was English, 68 years, miner, believed heading for Temora NSW.  Not found.  7 pages, List 30.

JOHNSON, William Richard.  Phyllis HANSEN of Perth W.A. writes in 1910 re maintenance order she has against him; last heard of in Melbourne, doesn’t believe rumour he is dead, but police report that is the case.    4 pages, List 24.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, William Robert, born Victoria, accidentally killed by a tram in Sydney in 1900.  He was a boilermaker whose mother lived at Port Melbourne.  A sibling, G.H. Johnston wrote to police seeking details and return of his clothing.  9 pages, List 44.

JOHNSTON, Christopher, alias Harry, 12 years, left his home at Rosewater, Port Adelaide and took a ship to Melbourne where he had two uncles in fire brigades and where they used to keep a greengrocer’s shop in Windsor.  Parent’s ask police to find and return him, which they do.  His mother was nee HICKS.  13 pages, List 53.

JOHNSTON, Georgina M.  Wrote strange letter to Chief Commissioner from Branxholme in 1894.  Local police report she is daughter of late Dr. Johnston and comment on her actions.  7 pages

JOHNSTON, Henry, Victoria Street Windsor; death of newly born child, 1900.   Report on.  2 pages, List 48.

JOHNSTON, John, painter, Essex Street Prahran, reported in 1900 that his wife had given birth to a child who died shortly after; no doctor present.  4 pages, List 50.

JOHNSTON, John, engineer, Scottish, 52 years old, left his wife Isa (?) at Annadale NSW in 1906 for Melbourne.  She asked police to find him; he was addicted to drink.  9 pages, List 82.

JOHNSTON, Rachel May, 19 years, Ouyen, attempted suicide in 1909 over relationship with widower HARTSHORN.  Brother William, parents Joseph and Mary.  2 pages, List 90.

JOHNSTON, Sarah.  Found drunk at Kew in 1908.  Medical assistance called by police; she is a habitual drunkard, and her family decline to pay account.  Her husband is at Kingston, her sister Mrs. George WILLIAMSON of Clunes.  5 pages, List 5.

JOHNSTONE, Elizabeth, wrote from West Footscray in 1896 re her husband Charles, who left 6 months ago for W.A.  He is a Swede, 31 years, formerly a sailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

JOHNSTONE, Matilda, 73 years, widow, boarding with Mrs Annie IRWIN in Parkville in 1912; attempts suicide; son Charles, school teacher, Brunswick.  6 pages, List 105.

JOLIN, James, Kangaroo Flat, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1910; report states is 84 and eccentric.  11 pages, List 91.

JONES, Mrs. A.  Writes from Jerilderie in 1906, asking police to confirm her husband is living with her sister in Melbourne, as man and wife; no Christian names given.  4 pages, List 4.

JONES, Adeline Anne.  Died in Kew Asylum 1901.  Alleged to have been illtreated, so body exhumed  5 pages, List  4.

JONES, Andrew Thomas. Murder of, Quarry Hill, 1901.  Report by police, William LETHLEAN initially suspected, but cleared.  Jones was engaged to Miss FAIRBROTHER, her brother Robert gives evidence, as do Antonio CENERI, Alice Cecilia Jane AGNEW, Elizabeth O’KEEFE, Caroline WHITE, Martha Ann GODDARD, Arthur Lee ROBERTS, Elizabeth MAXWELL, Elizabeth SCULLY, Thomas JONES (deceased’s father), Theophilus OLD, George BROWN, Axil Rudolph JANSSON, Isabella TAYLOR.  14 pages plus copy of inquest file plus maps of murder scene.  List 4.

JONES, George, injured in a circus accident in 1911.  Brother A., Liverpool NSW, wrote, querying a request for money.  7 pages, List 99.  Sister Mrs Sarah FITZPATRICK also wrote.  4 pages, List 100.

JONES, George Longworth, deserted wife Ida Mary in Auckland New Zealand in 1913; she traced him to Melbourne in 1916 and found he had joined the AIF as a married man with a wife Margaret who had been receiving his allotment (salary).  Asks investigation, which shows that Margaret KING had been living with him, he put his age back to enlist, died overseas etc etc.  9 pages, List 76.

JONES, Herbert Arthur.  Maintenance order issued at Richmond in 1914, absconded.  Sister Mrs. E. HARTLEY interviewed.  Found to have enlisted under another name.  21 pages, List 82.

JONES, James.  Died destitute at Macarthur in 1897.  File contains letter from friend Benjamin TUCKER of St. Arnaud, letter from niece Bertha Jones in U.K., bank book covering 1882-1896, personal details – he was a native of Bristol, 89 years, had land but had sold it, cost of burial etc.  18 pages, List 20.

JONES, L., Melbourne.  Complains in 1910 that the Spiritualist Association is charging a fee for Sunday night meetings, which is against the law.  4 pages, List 24.

JONES, Louisa (late BARRETT) asks details in 1901 of her daughter Edith Emily Barrett, who was 5 years in the Industrial School, sent to Mrs. McNABB of Tullamarine c1898 and got pregnant.  Other daughter Annie mentioned; authorities won’t let her see her daughter.  5 pages, List 51.

JONES, John, sought by wife Sarah, Gracedale House near Healesville in 1896.  He was late of T. ROBINSON & Co, Melbourne.  He left her in 1893 to go to Sydney for work, and she hasn’t seen him since.  He was born in Sydney, would now be 46 years, son of William, formerly master of a grammar or high school there.  Not found.  9 pages, List 33.

JONES, Mary Maria, Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband George and son George; has heard her husband has remarried and is working at Healesville and her son is with aunt Elizabeth HONE in Box Hill.  5 pages, List 86.

JONES, Nora, Boggabri, NSW, wrote in 1907 re mother Mary RYAN, last heard of living in Carlton with PRICE family who taught music.  Daughter Gretchen at Warrigal.  Found.  8 pages, List 70.

JONES, Rosa, 50 years, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; housekeeper to Joseph PEARSON.  9 pages, List 100.

JONES, Sydney K., Footscray, butcher, in 1916 alleges improper behaviour of foreman Charles MUNSOR with young women working at the Colonial Ammunition Company.  Helen WHITAKER, 19 years and Lenora HILDITCH, 28 years, make detailed statements refuting claims. 9 pages, List 80.

JONES, Walter, escaped from Beechworth gaol in 1915, serving 3 years for shopbreaking, 21 years.  John Charles BARLOW escaped from Yarra Bend around the same time, 33 years.  Photo and fingerprints of both on file.  12 pages, List 86.

JONES, William, died at Footscray 1902, 74 years, leaving a large estate and no will, so relatives were advertised for in Australia and U.K. .  Known to have a sister Harriet who married – ROBINSON.  Various people claimed relationship including Thomas Jones, Sydney, who claimed to be a son who had run away from home many years before and whose father had married for a second time to Ann TOOMEY; William Edward PARRY of Altrincham, Cheshire, who claimed to be a nephew and Jane GOODMAN of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, who claimed to be a sister.  16 pages, List 67.

JONES, W.H., Malvern, asks when wife Jane can be released from the Elizabeth Fry Retreat in 1911.  6 pages, List 98.

JORDAN, Albert, 32 years, plasterer, deserted wife Alice in Collingwood in 1899.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 26.

JORDAN, Arthur Charles, enlisted in the AIF in 1917, but was under age.  His father Joseph, Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania, refuses permission.  5 pages, List 75.

JORDAN, Charles James. Bigamist. Married Anita MENDOZA in Melbourne 1892, Mabel CLARKE in Auckland New Zealand in 1894. Born Hobart, parents George and Sarah nee GREENWOOD.  List 1.

JORDAN, Frederick, murdered Minnie HICKS in 1894; his prison statement on file.  39 pages, List 41.

JORDAN, Gordon, jockey, sought by Mrs George TOWNSEND, Ridgly via Burnie Tasmania, in 1913.  Her 16 year old daughter is pregnant to him.  His father at Burnie is interviewed.  7 pages, List 108.

JORGENSON, Susan, died in Melbourne in 1910; sister Therese SIMON, Sydney, asks details.  9 pages, List 91.

JOSEPH, Mrs Aboo, Woolloomooloo NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband, who left there for Melbourne some months ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 94.

JOSEPHSEN, Frank J., left wife in Sydney in 1900 and ‘took up’ with Mrs. JONES of Rae St., North Fitzroy –they met when she came to Sydney with fellow bowlers.  Jones was a widow who had been left money.  Detailed report on the pair, including a photo of him.  4 pages, List 47.  See instructions re copies of photographs.

JOY, Johanna, wife of William, licensee of Wentworth Hotel, in 1895 gave birth to premature twins who died at home of William WEBSDALE, his brother in law and buried there without being registered etc.  5 pages, List 29.

JOY, John Robert.  W.E. Bate and Mortimer, house and land agents, Maritzburg, Natal, write in 1898 on b ehalf of his wife who hasn’t from him in four years.  Police find him with a wife and two children,  11 pages, List 16.

JOYCE, Elizabeth Ann, 26 years, died at Greenvale Sanitorium in 1912; buried at government expense, and attempts made to be reimbursed by husband Thomas of Hopetoun.  Attempt abandoned in 1916; he was in the AIF and wounded, and the children were being kept by relatives.  6 pages, List 78.

JUDD, Marion, wrote from Hawthorn in 1900.  Her son had been admitted into police force and required his birth certificate.  He was born before her marriage, doesn’t know it and she begs the Chief Commissioner to be allowed to make a statement instead.  2 pages, List 43

JUDKINS, W. Sec. Australasian Institute of Social Service and Reform. Claims lots of gambling dens run by Chinese and of immorality in parks, 1910.  List 1.

JUNGHENN, Theodore, West Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1912; wife Eliza is dying.  4 pages, List 104.

JURY, Albert Ernest, known as Herbert or Bert, died at Kogarah NSW in 1918.  Wife Jessie, of Collingwood, asked police to find details after she received a telegram.  Believes he was living with Marjorie MORRIS; police sight marriage certificate of 1917.  4 pages, List 81.

JURY, Mrs. H., Hurstville NSW, wrote in 1918 asking help to find her father in law Samuel Jury, believed in Melbourne; her husband is dying.  5 pages, List 73.

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KALTHOFF, Alice M., wrote from ‘The Gunyah’ Corrimal NSW in 1912 re her husband, supposed to be living at Doncaster, deserted her 3 years ago.  He was German, 54 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

KANGAROO FLAT.  Dynamite explosions in 1906, near railway station and at home of Thomas POWER; powder found under house of his brother in law William Frederick HARDER.  Very detailed file re arguments between them and Isabella and the MOORE family, whom they accuse of the offence, but police doubt. Evidence taken from: Walter TWYFORD, Mary Ann OLDFIELD, Matthew MATTHEWS, Christopher BENUSSI, David HYLAND, Leonard RUCK, William HATTAM, Maggie McGRATH, John COUTTS etc.  59 pages, List 71.

KEAM, Violet May nee WESTWOOD sought by husband Frederick, Broken Hill, in 1913.  She left him and two infant children; 28 years, described.  8 pages, List 106.

KEANE, Michael, ex constable, charged with being drunk & disorderly and threatening to assault his wife Mary Jane at Hamilton in 1896.  He was the Court cleaner and they lived onsite.  Note on file states her brother was Alexander RADLY, recently released from Pentridge and ‘a criminal of the worst class’.  They are ordered to leave the site.  27 pages, List 36.

KEARNEY, Robert Lovell, c60 years, sought by sister Mrs Fanny COPPIN, Drouin, in 1913. He was last heard of from W.A.  Found.  7 pages, List 106.

KEAT, William Henry,.  Georgina L. GLASSON of Wodonga issued warrant for desertion of illegitimate child.  16 pages, Lit 103.

KEATING, Andrew, killed by train at Dandenong in 1906, a journalist.  His wife Louisa, Sandford Brisbane, asked to pay funeral and other expenses; details given.  39 pages, List 71.

KEATING, Mrs. Annie. Constable BAUDINETT charged with giving abortion drugs to her as she was pregnant to him. Case dismissed, 1900. He seeks re-instatement, resigned. Large file.

KEEBLE, William George, sought by wife Ethel, Woollahra NSW in 1912.  He deserted some years ago; she has heard he is living with a woman named THOMPSON in East Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

KEEFE, Charles, native of Newport, England, 31 years, single, taken to hospital in Melbourne in 1913, suffering from memory loss.  Frank HUCKERBY, Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand, wrote that the then unidentified man could be Keefe, who served on the same ship as him, which is proved correct.  6 pages, List 108.

KEEGAN, Peter, Mt. William, married widow of James LEWIS (died Sydney c1893) who had four children, and had two children with her before her death.  W.T. PARKER wrote from Perth in 1904 claiming Keegan is unfit to care for the children, and that relatives, including his sister Mrs. GORRIE of Bathurst and Mrs. P. EGAN also of Bathurst want to take care of them, but he is refusing to hand them over.  13 pages, List 68.

KEENAN, Annie, asks police to check information she has received from Richard CARTER in 1901, claiming her husband, known under the name of KANE, had died and was buried at Cooper’s Creek.  He was wanted for wife desertion.  13 pages, List 49.

KEENAN, Edward, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1903 seeking details of his brother Michael, c60 years.  Extensive investigation undertaken, but not found.  20 pages, List 64.

KEENE, Mary Ann.  Attempted suicide at Digby in 1899, after a drinking spree; a servant.  Charged, she signs pledge.  Letter from her on file.  23 pages, List 3.

KEENER, Andrew, deserted wife Fitzroy.  Solicitors wrote in 1913 asking help to find him, believed in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  Mother interviewed there.  5 pages, List 105.

KEIRL/KYRLE, Reuben.  Complicated file covering his fraudulent schemes in 1913, including running a concert in aid of the Kyneton Hospital and pocketing the profits.  Percy VIGOR, a 15 year old from Blackwood he employed was exploited.  Several flyers on file.  He then went interstate and got involved with the Commonwealth Exhibition Association in Sydney.  Herbert ARROWSMITH, Waverley NSW, complained about him.  A large file.  List 93.

KEITH, Alexander Stephen, reported in 1908 that his wife has left him, taking their child, and gone to London.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 85.

KELL, Arthur, sought by father in law William LAITHWAITE of Brisbane in 1898.   He is nearly 70 and in ill health, seeks help.  Letter from Kell on file; found.   7 pages, List 22.

KELLETT, Winifred, became ill when locked up in drunken state in Sth. Melbourne in 1910, and taken to hospital.  Correspondence re unpaid medical account.  8 pages, List 24.

KELLY, Edward, last heard of at Hamilton.  Henry F. FOSTER wrote from Northam WA in 1902 on behalf of his father who was anxious about him, is only 16 years.  His mother is at Nhill.  Found.  6 pages, List 21.

KELLY, Edward, Braidwood NSW, wrote in 1905; has heard that William McKAY was hurt in a Bendigo mine.  He cleared out with Kelly’s wife and two children, Jack and Aggie,15 and 14.  No trace there. 8 pages, List 11.

KELLY, Eleanor Mary, 24 years, wife of Michael Joseph, labourer, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917.  Her brother John CARROLL, 14 years, called police.  6 pages, List 74.

KELLY, Henry of Melbourne, wrote seeking Henry COX, Irish, 30 yrs, had a brother in 12th Lancers, last heard of at Portland Vic.  Found.  5 pages, List 5.

KELLY, James, Chairman of the Hospital Board at Fremantle, wrote in 1900 re William COLLINS, bootmaker, who was ill there, asking police to contact family in Werribee with a view to getting him returned .  5 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Janet May, Dubbo NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if the John Kelly who was killed at Ballarat was her husband, who had deserted her and their child; no.  6 pages, List 95.

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 Margurite NEAL.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, R.A., Korumburra, 1905, complains re charge of obstruction by his horse.  File includes 2 photos of streetscape, newspaper cutting, reports, sketch of site.  27 pages, List 23.

KELLY, Robert. Berwick, 35 years, charged with sexual act on Ellen SCOTT, fifteen year old servant, 1892. Case dismissed.  List 1.

KELSO, Linda, convicted of unlawfully wounding in 1913.  Family background given; married to John Walter CUNNINGHAM, who was in gaol interstate.  Sister is Mrs HILL, Erskineville, who is interviewed.  pages, List 106.

KELSON, Ethel, deserted by her husband c1902, gives birth in house of Arthur John DELLAR, where she is a servant, in 1904, and claims the child is legitimate.  Police decide no prosecution, as she pleads she will lose her position if the truth is known.  10 pages, List 34.

KEMP, F.T., Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking Chief Commissioner to remove local police as they were scaring his family; detail report on his mental state.  9 pages, List 83.

KEMP, Florence Violet, 14 years old in 1910, left her home at Green Swamp, near Sea Lake when her father Frederick, carpenter and builder, discovered she had been using money meant to pay bills on buying things for herself.  Letter from father on file, unflattering report on her actions.  They had come from Lascelles via N.S.W.  12 pages, List 23.

KEMP, William.   Secretary of the Victoria Tender Board, fled owing money in 1894.  File details search for him interstate and overseas, and is quite large.  List 3.

KEMPE, Gerald St., Kildonan, Morgan, South Australia, wrote in 1916 asks details of the exploits of police horses for Register articles; he has 50 years of bush life, gives details.  John Sadleir, former police officer, supplies details.  7 pages, List 78.

KEMPTHORNE, William, writes from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re newspaper cutting about ‘the notorious Sydney criminal’ of that name convicted in Melbourne.  He asks details.  Police report that it was an alias of Henry IRELAND.  7 pages, List 26.

KENNEALLY, John.  Charged with carnal knowledge of 15 year old daughter Ellen in 1901 at Strathfieldsaye; she gave birth to a child.  Ellen changes her testimony however, stating that it was her brother Patrick who was the offender.  Witness statements on file from Theresa, Mary, John Kenneally, Mary Enright, Matthew Rundle.  Copies of birth certificates also on file. 91 pages, with some explicit details.  List 4.

KENNEDY, Edith, servant, gave birth to illegitimate child at Ascot Heath Station near Dartmoor in 1896. Handed child to groom Joseph MINOGUE, who placed it in bushes.  Police informed and find child alive, but it dies.  They are charged with infanticide and acquitted.  Nurse Catherine SIMKIN gives evidence.  Mrs. PHILIP is owner of Station.  22 pages, List 25.

KENNEDY, Harold Montague, left wife Laura c1899.  She asks police to find him in 1904.  He is the son of James, tuckpointer and bricklayer, and an aunt is Mrs. COOMBES of South Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

KENNEDY, William John, employee of SUGDEN & CORNWALL, solicitors, Melbourne, stole money and absconded.  21 years, letters from people he owed money to, and photo of him with group of unnamed men at Richmond.  19 pages, List 70.

KENNEY, Mrs. W., Mengha, near Stanley, Tasmania, wrote in 1918 re her daughter Minnie, known as Mrs. BOURKE, who is in the Abbotsford Convent.  They have her 2 year old son and would like her returned to their care.  Warning; explicit details of her lifestyle are given.  6 pages, List 69.

KENNY, A.L. Dr., Collins St. Melbourne. Will be touring overseas; seeks letter and permission to carry revolver, 1905.  List 1.

KENNY, Alphonse, 21 yrs, fireman at Carlton Brewery, attempted suicide at Ascot Vale in 1912; had been drinking.  Father James Hugh Francis Kenny, mother Louisa.  John BROWN, drover, testified that they had been drinking together; William Ernest SIMPSON and Edward Addeman ACTON, rescued him.  13 pages, List 33

KENNY, Rosanna.  Reports from Carlton that her husband Thomas Edward had absconded interstate, leaving her destitute and with four young children.  5 pages, List 6.

KENNY’S BATHS. Gaps in fencing, nude bathers can be seen, 1884-1887 file.  List 1.

KENNY’S BATHS.  Fire at, in 1865, part of Royal Pavilion Baths destroyed.  4 pages, List 4.

KEOGH, Thomas, died in Walhalla Hospital in 1911 and buried at government expense.  File covers police attempts to get his family to pay for the cost, and the refusal of his sons George, Edward and Tom to do so.  9 pages, List 98.

KER, Douglas, wrote from Broken Hill in 1904 seeking police help.  His wife Marianne Louisa had left White Cliffs Opal Fields with their children Maida, Alexander Charles Douglas and Edna Gertrude, to visit her sister Edith Emmaline BOXALL for a holiday.  Boxall’s employee Frank MORRIS went with them.  His wife has now left 2 of the children with his sister in Adelaide and disappeared; he thinks she is with Morris.   4 pages, List 34.

KERR, A., writes from Bendigo in 1897 regarding a newspaper report of the death of Michael LEARY in Albury, supposed 102 years old.  Is this his mother in law’s long lost brother, born in St. Barry’s Cork Ireland?  Reply states it was Mathias LEARY, father of Mrs. ODDIE.  7 pages, List 39.

KERR, Charles, Victorian, c30 years, boarding with Mrs. Rebecca Hill EASTMAN at South Yarra in 1896 and stole some of her property.  Photo and 1 page.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KERR, John, Nyora, wrote in 1896 on behalf of David, brother of late James KEARNS, who died at Swan Hill in 1895.  Kerr went to school with James, knows the family.  Wishes to know more about James’s estate, encloses part of David’s letter asking questions.  Executors were J.F. EGAN and J.C. WATSON; Curator declines to act.  11 pages, List 37.

KETELS, Carl F.W. Teacher at Metcalfe, alleged pro German remarks. List 1.

KHAN, Noab, left Cohuna for India with stepdaughter Leon Tene Adell, 6 years in 1909.  Newspaper asks details and mother interviewed and confirms permission given; the family are moving there.  7 pages, List 90.

KHULL, Edward. Failure to pay wife’s maintenance, ordered at Fitzroy court; his wife in Sydney complains, 1880. List 1.

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KIDDELL, George.  Using the name Thomas JAMES, apparently had 3 children to his daughter Georgina in Victoria between 1891-1896.  Police alerted by his son in law Henry DARMANCOURT of Launceston Tasmania, but can’t secure proof before Georgina dies of cancer in 1896.  Initially Kiddell gives false information on death certificate, then seeks to correct it.  Police charge him with this offence but a magistrate dismisses the case.  Other daughter Mary HOOKEY mentioned.  Their mother was Mary Hart formerly BAKER.  Warning:  this is a confronting file.  60 pages, List 32.  CONNECTION FOUND.

KIEFEL, Ronald. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Natimuk. Report on 1891 fire which destroyed premises. List 1.

KIERNAN, Elsie, married to James, who is serving overseas, committed suicide in 1917.  Her stepbrother Rev B.R. TOI/TOY handles burial arrangements.  Mrs. Mary Anne EDWARDS wrote from Sydney; she was James’s aunt and had reared him, comments negatively on Elsie.  13 pages, List 72.

KIERNANDER, J.C., wrote a strange letter to Chief Commissioner in 1900, generating enquiry.  He held the position of Superintendent of Gardens in Calcutta at one time.  6 pages, List 45.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Fitzroy, 64 years, seeks police protection in 1911 from her husband; she left him because of abuse, and he is harassing her. 5 pages, List 100.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Albert Park, gives background of husband J.C., and their marriage, after he writes a series of bizarre letters in 1912.  25 pages, List 104.

KIES, William, 34 years.  Information sought by brother F. of Lyndoch, South Australia in 1897; last heard from in 1896.  Not found.  12 pages, List 40.

KILBORN, Mrs. R. File re permission to bury her in Foord’s private cemetery at Wahgunyah in 1899. 5 pages, List 2

KILBY, William.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1897, asking police to investigate letter from William STUART of Geelong, who was asking personal details with regard to a bequest.  Police find Stuart’s real name is Kilby and he claims to be a half brother to the Tasmanian person.  They give him a bad character and report he has no money.  15 pages, List 40.

KILKELLY, Thomas, Pitfield, 1903.  Charged with failure to support mother Catherine, an old age pensioner.  17 pages, List 19.

KILPATRICK, A.J., Euston Station, NSW, wrote in 1928 re jewellery stolen, perhaps by Ben & Jessie BROOKS who had been employed by him.  7 pages, List 58.

KIMBER, Mary, Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking if her husband Percy Alick was on a ship returning from South Africa.  He deserted her and their children about 4 years ago.  4 pages, List 82.

KINDER, Charles Lake.  Solicitors Sincock & Wadham wrote in 1897, asking police to remove him from the Blackburn area.  His mother, over 70 years old, has had to get him out of her house.  Local police report they have him under surveillance, but he is doing work when available, so can’t be charged with vagrancy.  His criminal offences are listed.  10 pages, List 40.

KING, A., Merriwa, NSW, wrote in 1918 re his brother William; found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 75.

KING, E.J.F., secretary of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, complained of indecent pictures in the shop window of – ANDRADE in 1907.  Two postcards on file.  3 pages, List 84.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KING, Eva, died in railway waiting room in Melbourne in 1899.  Aged 19 years, she had recently given birth.  Sister Edith, who had a heart condition, was sought, but brother in Wangaratta was found first.  8 pages, List 49.

KING, Mrs. H.E. of Hobart Tasmania. Wrote in 1899 re her son in law Victor Emanuel WOOLLEMAN and his failure to pay maintenance on his three children in her care – her daughter died over two years previously. He is found to be very ill. [Very sad case]. 11 pages, List 2.

KING, Herbert, undertaker, Richmond, 1894.  Complains re conduct of Snr Const. Nolan in case of body of Peter COX, and his involvement with undertake John ALLISON.  17 pages, List 3.

KING, Stephen, Dooen North, charged with carnal knowledge of his grand-daughter Hannah King (also known as GOODMAN), 15 years.  Quite graphic details provided.  Case dismissed.  39 pages, List 37.

KING, William, 51 years, labourer, left wife and family at Nagambie in 1897 for Bunbury Western Australia; she asks police to find him.  Police search unsuccessfully for him and when reporting back to her, find she has gone there to join him.  Very faded and blurred tintype photo on file.  18 pages, List 40.

KING, William, sought by brother A., Merriwa NSW in 1918; has answered his letter of a year ago.  Found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 83.

KINGSBURY, G.M., Spottiswoode, asks in 1893 when he is likely to be called into the force.  2 pages, List 50.

KIRBY, Blanche, North Brighton, wrote in 1902 re her husband William who went to Perth four years ago and hasn’t sent money.  She is destitute and about to be evicted.  6 pages, List 62.

KIRBY, P. & Son, funeral directors, Sydney, wrote in 1912 seeking details of Mrs MINAHAN, who has not paid for the funeral of her husband.  She is a lodging house keeper in Lonsdale St., file details circumstances.  7 pages, List 105.

KIRK, Michael Malcolm.  Information sought by David WHYTT, solicitor, Yass NSW, in 1901, on behalf of overseas clients.  He was committed to an asylum in 1892 and died there, unmarried, carpenter, 60 years, born Edinburgh.  Police report that he was married, and his wife Amelia predeceased him.  Brother Poulteney Kirk mentioned.  13 pages, List 53.

KIRK, Poulteney Malcolm, died at Whittlesea in 1872.  David WHYTE, solicitor, Yass NSW, asks details in 1902.  3 pages, List 61.

KIRKMAN, Mrs. Sarah.  Owner/occupier of cottage cnr Bank St. and Nelson Rd. South Melbourne in 1898.  Report of fire.  2 pages, List 18.

KIRWIN/KIRWAN, John, disappeared from Boggy Creek Gippsland in 1886.  In 1895 suspicion falls on brother Michael having murdered him and buried him in a mine shaft.  File covers 1895-1898 and attempts to check mine shaft, costs involved etc.  Michael died 1898.  Large file.  List 20.

KITCHEN, Edward N., North Brighton, 1908.  Two printed foolscap pages outlining his claim that the Bank of Australasia had defrauded him out of a share in the Freehold Estate and Gold Mine, known as Eldorado, at Guildford in 1865.  2 pages, List 84.

KITCHEN, Edward Nicholson and Stephen Angus DOYLE, both Americans, publish a brochure ‘An appeal to the Admiral, officers and men of the American Fleet’ relating to his claims as listed above.  16 pages, List 86.

KITCHING, Henry John, deserted wife E.at Melbourne c1905.  In 1909, writing from New Zealand, she asked police to find him.  10 pages, List 90.

KITSON, H. of Coolgardie W. Australia, wrote in 1899 re his wife Olive Cowen (known as Dot) who had left him two years ago and was believed in Melbourne. Police report it likely she has gone overseas. 5 pages.

KITTSON, H.G. Cape Bridgewater, 1918. Writes re Mrs. Lillian Maud WILSON nee LIGHTBODY, who gave birth to a female child, registered as Jean WILSON, but her husband William Gilmore WILSON has been overseas for more than a year. The real father is a local (not named). Child subsequently given to Dept of Neglected Children. List 1.

KLAUSE, William Robert, married Rhoda Sarah STEADMAN in 1891, but committed bigamy; previously married in Glasgow.  Rhoda discovered this and in 1892 demands he leave Victoria and not see her again, otherwise she will press charges.  His letter agreeing to this is on file.  Further file re his property.  9 pages, List 56.

KLEINERT, Ernest Ambrose, charged with murder at Mitcham of Iolene Mary SAMPSON in 1928.  This is a very large file that includes newspaper cuttings and letters from mainly anonymous people offering various theories as to the murderer.  Joseph PYLE of Carlisle River wrote 3 letters on this subject.  List 57.

KLOFKORN, Peter Christopher. Died at Inglewood Hospital 1881, came from nearby Berlin. File re burial expenses. 10pages, List 2.

KLOOT, Jacob.  Embezzled money from a number of people in 1919, including returned soldier Charles Henry GILBERT of St. Kilda, Margaret and Ellen COLLINS of Malvern, Bessie Florence HOCKING, Andrew Clarence TAIT and LANE’S MOTORS P/L.  Sent wife and son to Canada, then fled to Sydney, disguised himself and applied for a passport under name LEVIN.  American, of Jewish appearance, 31 years. Identified, arrested, tried and found guilty.  5 photographs on file, 2 of him sitting in cars, 2 blurred close-ups of his face, and 1 with a beard and glasses he used for disguise.  See introduction for details of how to order photographs.  Large file, List 27.

KNELL, H., GUNNER, Queenscliffe Barracks, applies for police force, rejected as unsuitable.  4 pages, List 23.

KNIBBS, G.H., Commonwealth Statistician, Melbourne, reported in 1912 that he had been nearly hit in Melbourne by a recklessly driven car, registration No. 5629.  Driver identified as Sidjecka C. JEFFERSON of Healesville, who is taken to court.  There is a very detailed report of the case; witnesses were William John McMAHON, tram conductor and Walter CHAMBERS, gripman.  18 pages, List 102.

KNIGHT, GEORGE, sought by wife Maggie, Balmain, Sydney in 1902.  He was a waiter, left her, and is believed to be in Melbourne.  His brother Harry lives in Richmond.  Found living with Maud HARVEY and their children.  6 pages, one damaged.  List 61.

KNIGHTS, Frances, Williamstown, locked up for vagrancy in 1910 and infant daughter Matilda put into care of Mrs E. HOOEY, then both transferred to Salvation Army Home.  Husband claims child not his.  3 pages, List 96.

KUEHN, Charlotte. Writes in 1915 disputing soldiers’ claims her husband was a German spy.  List 1.

KUEHN, Charlotte, Brunswick.  Wrote a number of letters in 1915 re her 17 year old daughter who married John COCHRANE; the pair forged parents’ signatures of approval.  Comments on family itself on file.  22 pages, List 80.

KULCZIJEKI [KULCZYCKIE] Enrico.  Austrian Consul Melbourne wrote in 1877 about this lad, whose father Anton had poisoned himself and wife some years ago.  8 pages, List 5.

KUPSCH, Fred.  His sisters write from Preston in 1894 after a newspaper report of two men frozen to death in Kiandra, asking if he was one.  Police report it was a false story.  11 pages, List 13.

KURRLE, Vernon Constantine.  In 1907 Isabel F. SHORT of Jumbunna issued a warrant for his desertion of her illegitimate child, which subsequently died, but she refused to cancel warrant in 1908.  11 pages, List 10.

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LACEY, Emma Elizabeth.  In 1894 alleged her stepfather Robert WITCOMBE sexually interfered with her; he and her mother had gone to Sydney, she refused to join them.  12 pages, List 13.

LACY, Jane, Auburn, has child of Mrs J. STEWART, of Kalgoorlie, who has not sent maintenance, has had to be kept from school, no boots etc, 1903. 4 pages, List 6.

LADD, George Ambrose.  Mother at National Hotel Bendigo, queries a request for money she has received from him in 1909; he is in Qld.  13 pages, List 90.

LADIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH. Booklet ‘Women’s Guide to Health’ on file. Suspected abortion pills sold; no action taken, 1914.  List 1.

LAGAL, Miss E., North Melbourne.  In 1917 wrote to Scotland Yard asking if a cable she received stating that her fiancé Staff Sgt Major George COULTHARD had been killed was genuine; no.  His sister was Mrs. ELLIS of Yorkshire.  3 pages, List 70.

LAGING, William Robert.  Naturalised German living in Malvern in 1916, reports he had heard that ‘roughs’ intend to attack him because he is German.  His background given.  List 6.

LAITY, William Henry.  Deserted wife Sarah in 1897 in Victoria, believed to be in Western Australia.  He was born Adelaide, 55 years, a cordial manufacturer.  The search was renewed, unsuccessfully, in 1899.  42 pages, List 38.

LAKE BOLAC POST OFFICE.  Mary TILLOTSON asks police help because of obscene messages being placed on fence in 1896.  William VEALE writes similar letter, but she suspects it’s his family who are the offenders.  Note: offensive messages in file.  18 pages, List 37.

LAKEMAN, Arthur Adrian Percy, charged at Bendigo in 1916 with shooting stepfather Arthur James MAIN, after he attacked his wife.  Discharged by Court, the Attorney General’s opinion is on file, along with a copy of the depositions.  21 pages, List 78.

LAMB, Sydney & Leslie, had their store at Murtoa robbed in 1909; employee Ferdinand William RISSMAN tied up, but later confesses to crime.  Very detailed report.  17 pages, List 89.

LAMB, William Ernest, married in 1908 and living with THATCHER relatives in Prahran, when his wife gave birth to a premature child which died and was buried in the garden.  Anonymous letter gives details and police investigate.  6 pages, List 87.

LAMBERT, Benjamin, died at Blackwood in 1898 and buried as a pauper; c80 years old.  His daughter Hannah (Mrs. John) LOCKWOOD wrote from Saltaire England, seeking details.  13 pages, List 42.

LAMBERT, Mrs Esther, Preston, wrote in 1909.  She is separated from her husband Robert James, who is living with another woman in Middle Park.  Concerned over her 13 year old daughter Gertrude Louisa who had been in a Home.  7 pages, List 91.

LAMBERT, Sydney or ARCHER, sought by wife Esther in 1910.  He left her 3 months after their marriage in 1909; she obliged to live with Nuns.  He was 28 years, fond of drink, had been at Potilla then Echuca.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

LAM CHIN, sailor on the S.S. Mayune, deserted in 1903, charged with being a prohibited immigrant.  Photo on file.  Brother Quong HEE SHING is in Lt. Bourke Street.  3 pages, List 65.

LAMKEE, deserted ship of the China Navigational Co., at Melbourne in 1908.  Reward offered.  Small photo and 3 pages, List 92.

LAMPRELL, William Joseph, sought with regard to a maintenance order taken out at Inglewood in 1919 by – BERTRAM.  Solicitors’ letters on file.  Not found.  12 pages, List 31.

LANCASHIRE, George, son of Samuel, JP, Melbourne, married in Sydney under name ELLIS in 1902, and arrested for bigamy.  Second wife asks police for details of first wife etc.  7 pages, List 62.

LANCASTER, Elizabeth, lived in Brunswick with parents in 1894, 13 years old.  Went as domestic servant to Alfred MILLER, livery stable keeper at Wycheproof; her sister Amelia is working for a storekeeper there.  Alleges attempted sexual assault by Miller, but medical evidence says no trace.  Her respectable background given.  21 pages, List 38.

LANCEFIELD.  Mac’s Hotel.  Public Thomas FERGUSON reports theft of watch and chain in 1896.  Frederick HOOD, c22 years suspected, was in his employ.  Hood arrested and letter from Publio FABZON of Sydney found, a friend.  Also on file is a Registry Office employment agreement between Nellie McCORMACK and Ferguson; she was a servant there.  13 pages, List 39.

LANCELY, E.R., St Leonard’s North Sydney, wrote in 1916 re the whereabouts of Jonas Lancely.  Found.  6 pages, List 78.

LANE, Ada, Abbotsford, wrote in 1907, asking police for help.  Harry COOK who had promised to marry her has now refused and she is pregnant; can she sue for breach of promise.  3 pages, List 82.

LANE, David, c76 years, old age pensioner, died at Hibernia Hotel, Jericho in 1902; had been cared for by licensee J.J. MOORE, who writes several letters re costs incurred.  16 pages, List 62.

LANE, Mrs. Marion.  Licensee, City Club Hotel, Collins St.  Complains of larrikins in 1883.  10 pages, List 4.

LANE, Rose Isabel and Lelia Ann, grand-daughters of Captain William THOMAS, R.N., sought by their step-sister Mrs. E. SIMSON in 1907.  They left Tonga, South Sea Islands, c1878.  Her mother was the eldest daughter of Captain Thomas and married John C….[illegible], and died when she was 3 years old.  Her father remarried and took the family to New Zealand.  9 pages, List 44.

LANE, Walter, Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re his son George, 13 years, who he placed in the Salvation Army Boys Home Bayswater, and who absconded with – TOOGOOD, son of H., who was working on Austin’s Station.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

LANDER, T.B., wrote from Perth, W.A. in 1907.  Has seen a newpaper report that his father Adam was arrested for vagrancy in Ballarat.  He had wanted to return there, and was given money and had possessions.  Queries police action, which is explained; Adam suffering memory loss.  8 pages, List 44.

LANDERS, Charles Fitzroy.  Brother George wrote from Annadale NSW in 1905 seeking information; hasn’t heard for about 18 years.  5 pages, List 64.

LANG, R.T., wrote from Adelaide in 1909; his wife Isabel had deserted him and their two children and was believed to be in Melbourne.  She was 22 years, physical appearance and clothes described.  Her maiden name was HANCOME/HANCORNE.  Not found.  10 pages, List 70.

LANG, Robert Thomas, wrote from West Perth in 1913; his wife left him about 2 years ago, taking daughter Dorothy/Dolly.  He believed she was living in Maryborough with a Chinese doctor AH KOY as Ruby SELBY; police report no trace of her.  13 pages, List 108.

LANGFORD, Edwin, wrote from North Melbourne in 1900, alleging false registration of death of child DIMELOW at Geelong.  Police report the child was registered under the name of RUFFIN, John H., by his grandmother.  6 pages, List 45.

LANGLEY, Frank Aubrey, deserted wife Rose Annah Jane Langley at Bordertown South Australia.  In 1917 she wrote to Victorian police for help, as she had heard that he had enlisted under the name THOMPSON and been killed; confirmed.  17 pages, List 71.

LANGRIDGE, Nance, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1911; living with James CRILLY.  7 pages, List 99.

LANNEN, Thomas M.  Sought by W. LYNCH of Newcastle NSW, a relative, in 1902.  Found.  7 pages, List 16.

LANGSTON, James Henry, 24 years, sought by S.A. State Children’s Department; may be with mother Mrs OBEN.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

LARRIKINS.  1896 reports on Carlton and Fitzroy larrikins, including a list of court cases heard over a 6 month period.  30 pages, List 32.

LARTER, George, Richmond, charged with ill-treatment of ten year daughter Florence in 1903.  His wife Margaret had left with son Harold because of his cruelty.  Detailed report from the Vic. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children.  Mrs. SCHEELE and Grace WAGGLEN are witnesses.  13 pages, List 65.

LAST, Joseph F., dental surgeon, Glebe Sydney, wrote in 1912 re wife Catherine, and 15 year old daughter Doris, believed in Melbourne under name REVENALL.  Found, a friend, John MASON, asks police not to give her location to Last, as he is eccentric, and has been in an asylum.  6 pages, List 105.

LA TOUCHE, Ada, wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1895 re Gerald La Touche, a stranger in Melbourne, who wrote to her that he was ill.  4 pages, List 30.

LATROBE STREET RAGGED BOYS HOME & MISSION. One page yearly report of activities, including photos of unnamed boys, and two sheets of letterhead, one blank, the other with a letter from secretary W. Minton. President was Clement Davidson. 1898. 3 pages, List 2.

LAUDER, Charles, died in 1900 after being knocked down by a tram.  He boarded with Arthur RAXWORTHY in Richmond, was c60 years and a remittance man who arrived c1898.  It was believed his real name was ARDOCK.  There are a number of letters from his nephew John (no surname) in Edinburgh on the file.  List 46.

LAUNDER, George Octavius, deserted wife and family c1906.  In 1913 he is traced interstate.  8 pages, List 106.

LAURENCE, Frederick Bryant.  Charged with perjury at Castlemaine in 1897, over transfer of license of Commercial Hotel Guildford from Catherine FINLAY.  4 pages, List 3.

LAVELLE, Lily, 19 years, arrested on vagrancy charges in Melbourne in 1909; her father Patrick, Lindisfarne, Hobart Tasmania, is asked to take her back to Tasmania.  4 pages, List 87.

LAVENDER, Charles, Parramatta, wrote in 1912 re his wife  Fanny who has disappeared.  He believes she may be in Melbourne with her cousin John HANSLOW, 36 years, bootmaker, Clifton Hill.  Police respond that it is not their business.  4 pages, List 102.

LAVEY, Thomas John, farmer, Budgerum near Quambatook, buried the stillborn child of his wife Ethel in a paddock in 1910; assisted by James Henry SKEWES of Lalbert.  Did not seek approval of the Health Department, but decision made not to prosecute.  10 pages, List 98.

LAW, George. Murdered at South Melbourne in 1928. File has testimonies of: John Charles HICKEY, Eugene STACKPOOLE, Frederick George FURLONG, Victor James MITCHELL, Clifford WILLIAMS, Henry Harold MARSHALL, Jean ALMA, Daniel Emmett NOLAN, Thomas Leslie LEE, Annie Gladys MITCHELL. 40 pages.  List 1.

LAW, Walter, 51 years, left wife Esther and Child in Elsternwick in 1896, and went to Cornelia Station, but then left there.  Wife asks help to find him.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 35.

LAWRENCE, Mrs Ben, Nenarpurr near Apsley, in 1912 accused by Francis William WRIGNELL, fruit hawker, of stealing money from neighbor QUINTRELL’s house; he later seeks money from her husband to drop the case.  Storekeeper A. CARRACHER of Frances, South Australia, alerts police to his actions.  22 pages, List 105.

LAWRENCE, E.Z. wrote a long letter from Woomelang Hotel in 1917, alleging she is being followed and persecuted because she gave evidence in a South African case.  Police establish that she is a travelling saleswoman, selling ladies corsets and is delusional.  15 pages, List 70.

LAWRENCE, Joseph, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking details of his wife Cecilia and 5 year old son, believed to be in Hawthorn.  Police find her but decline to give him any information.  5 pages, List 67.

LAWS, James, sought by wife F., Launceston Tasmania in 1907.  He was a dentist, deserted her years ago, then in 1906 wrote to her.  Found.  9 pages, List 83.

LAWSON, Mrs. Annie, Kalgoorlie, WA, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. M. GRIMES Snr, who hasn’t answered her letters, last heard of at South Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

LAWSON, Benjamin.  Receives anonymous letter that his daughter Bessie Clara is pregnant to farmer DOBBIE at Lorquon in 1905.  Local police find she has had an illegitimate child and persuade Dobbie to marry her; quite intimate details given.  6 pages, List 65.

LAWSON, Mabel Lucy, alias HALL, KEIPERT, 30 year.  Removed child Gwendoline Ethel LAWSON, 5 year, from foster parent Allen G. PAYNE; warrant issued in Adelaide, 1913.  10 pages, List 109.

LAWSON, Thomas and William, 10 and 12 years old, arrived at the home of solicitor De Courcy IRELAND, Natte Yallock, in 1903, claiming they were from Ballarat and had lost their father in Melbourne; police establish they had escaped from the Reformatory School   7 pages, List 67.

LAWTON, Henry, sought by mother E.J., Adelaide, in 1915.  His father is an invalid and she needs financial support.  Found.  6 pages, List 80.

LAY, Mrs. Jane, Brighton, reports handbag containing over £200 stolen while she waited for arrival of son on troopship at South Melbourne in 1919.  Police doubt story.  3 pages, List 31.

LAZARUS, Margaret, wrote from Darlinghurst Sydney in 1909 re her husband Michael, last heard of in Canada.  Found, using name BRAHAM.  6 pages, List 70.

LAZBROOK, John Holden. Murdered by John O’BRIEN near Inglewood in 1871. O’Brien believed living in NSW under name HOWE in 1881; his sister married to person of that name. Victoria police investigate. Large file, List 2.

LEAHY, Bridget, wrote from Horsham in 1898 re her son James who left there for Gippsland the previous year after the death of his father.  Police find he has been acting strangely ‘a harmless lunatic’ and send for brother William.  12 pages, List 46.

LEAR, Bertie Babington.  Police investigate rumour that he attempted suicide at Tarraville in 1898.  His siter Mrs. NICOL interviwed.  6 pages, List 21.

LEAR, Florrie, Stowell Arms, Hotel, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re husband Archibald John, who deserted her 6 years ago.  2 pages, List 84.

LEARED, John Robert Boxwall, born c1855 Morpeth NSW, son of John Robert and Mary Kate.  Father died shortly after his birth and mother remarried to George RUSSELL.  Child adopted by uncle Benjamin WILLAN, another uncle is Precious Willan.  In 1900 his mother asked police help to find him.  Found, he thought his mother was dead.  6 pages, List 46.

LEAVER, H.O., Adelaide, wrote in 1913 and asked police to find out, in strictest confidence, if in 1889 his wife and her brother SCARCE had stayed together in the Exhibition hotel in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 107.

LECKIE, William, Maribyrnong.  Charged with manslaughter by neglect in 1928 after his daughter St. Clair Margaret Leckie died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn child which he buried.  She was being treated by herbalist  F.D.P. MILLER, who wasn’t aware she was pregnant.  Prosecution dropped.  c50 pages, some duplicates.  List 60.

LECKY, Frances, Melbourne, wrote to South African police in 1910, seeking Jessie VALENTINE (Mrs J. GOULD), whose husband died there.  Jessie is the sister of Kate, the second wife of her late father William Stewart Lecky.  The couple had a son Jack, and the writer is after funds for his maintenance.  A detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 94.

LEDDEN, Margaret, Fremantle, W.A., wrote in 1902 re her unnamed husband, a tailor, formerly of Broken Hill, who deserted her.  Not found; W.A. police report she is living with Alfred SKINNER.  8 pages, List 62.

LEDGERD, Daisy, 42 years, murdered at East Melbourne in 1928 by Thompson Gardiner William BACON.  A large file, List 61.

LEE, Francis Joseph, Vallance Creek near Stratford, wrote a series of letters 1914-1919 alleging former wife Margaret MARMION was a bigamist and murdered Mary Ellen ANSELL; delusional.  Large file. List 77.

LEE, Henry Herbert.  Whereabouts sought by W.H. GADD, Guy’s Forest School Committee, Walwa, in1906; he was late teacher there.  His sister Mrs. HEDDELL found.  6 pages, List 50.

LEE, John.  In 1908 filled in birth entry for child John Ellis Lee, claiming married to mother Lydia Wiley ELLIS, but was not.  8 pages, List 5.

LEECH, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests report on her background in 1869; admitted Yarra Bend Asylum 1860.  Husband John found to have died 1859, children not found.  17 pages, List 4.

LEEK, George Henry, charged with murdering 4 year old Doris FOLEY at Beech Forest in 1916.  She was the illegitimate daughter of Louis Wilson TANKARD of Tasmania.  Large file.  List 77.

LEEK, Robert Thomas, charged and acquitted in 1916 of incest on his 15 year old stepdaughter Florence MITCHELL, who subsequently gave birth to a female child.  A large file, very detailed and confronting; police believe him guilty.  List 79.

LEFEVRE, Isaac, sought by wife E., of Jumbunna in 1900.  She had taken out a warrant for his desertion; last heard of in NSW.  In 1898 he took two of their children, but abandoned them.  12 pages, List 49.

LEFEVRE, H.L.P. and William J.H.C.  Neglected children of Isaac, who deserted them and their mother Eliza Jane in Frankston in 1898.  Correspondence re what to do with children.  35 pages, List 16.

LEGGATT, William, wanted in 1928 for failure to pay maintenance for illegitimate child of Ruth SMITH of Carlton.  He was a gardener, 55 years, with land at Portsea.  7 pages, List 58.

LE GOULD, Daisy, St Kilda, assaulted by a man who followed her home in 1911.  8 pages, List 100.

LEHMANN, Alfred W.H., Footscray, in 1911 asks permission to carry a gun; is a non unionist, working at T. ROBINSON & Co and being threatened by unionists.  6 pages, List 97.

LEMON, William.  Address sought by mother in Sydney in 1900, after she received a worrying letter form him; he is a boy.  12 pages, List 4.

LEMON, William John, pensioner, 70 years, died Kyneton in 1905.  Letter from brother Joseph Sanfield Lemon on file; paid burial expenses.  6 pages, List 23.

LEM SING, Silas, Creswick.  Complains of youths throwing stones at his house at night; report states he thinks they are after his European wife.  4 pages, List 22.

LENEY, Joseph, sought by wife E., Newtown, Sydney, in 1911.  She is ill and wants maintenance from him, but he refuses.  7 pages, List 97.

LENNON, Walter, Deepwater, Northern Line NSW, wrote in 1913, seeking information about his parents.  He ran away from St Augustine’s orphanage Geelong when 15 yers old, now 20.   Report states that his mother Sarah is dead; her brother James is interviewed, has been searching for him.  12 pages, List 105.

LENNOX, Francis William, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, protesting that his application to join  police department was rejected because of varicose veins.  1 page, List 43.

LENNY, Joseph, deserted wife Emma at Newtown Sydney in 1912; believed in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 104.

LENO, Mrs E., Mundaring, Darling Ranges, WA, wrote in 1913, asking details of the death of her sister Mrs Bert MUNNS; these are provided.  11 pages, List 93.

LESSING, Ernst. German Consul in Melbourne writes re the family 1888-1904. Ernst is a native of Skogen, Prussia, came to Victoria in 1887. His father embezzled money and the Prussian government thinks he has sent it to his son. Ernst married Ester Jane WARE and went to Mentone to farm. Father Friedrich arrived in 1890s and died here. Family still in poor circumstances in 1904.  List 1.

LETHAN, David.  Tenant at 50 Roden St., West Melbourne when fire broke out in 1898.  Owner was Isaac WILLIAMS of Coburg.  2 pages, List 18.

LEVER, Mrs. George William, wrote from Windsor in 1894 to Sydney police regarding a newspaper report on two men who had died in the snow near Kiandra.  Asks if one is her husband who left some months ago.  Police report the story was false.  She has a large family and is destitute.  12 pages, List 13.

LEVY, Sol., Sydney, wrote in 1909 re William CHAMBERS of Melbourne who deserted his wife and two children c1896; asks if he is still wanted as he has married another woman.  He was a barber, c38 years.  4 pages, List 89.

LEVINSON, Hyman, alias Henry Lewis GORDON, died in Melbourne in 1897.  Sydney police query whether he is the same person wanted for bigamy there – yes.  His wife in Melbourne mentions hearing from a daughter Millie in Sydney, and wife Anna, an asylum inmate in NSW is also advised.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel.  Wife writes from Redfern Sydney in 1894, he has gone to Melbourne, a distiller, and left her and two children destitute.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel, brewer and distiller, deserted wife and children in Sydney.  J. WATTS, Leichardt wrote in 1904 on her behalf, she is destitute.  8 pages, List 68.

LEVY, Solomon, sought by wife E.J., Perth W.A.  He has left her destitute with 7 children, one a cripple, another an infant.  6 pages, List 81.

LEWIN, Agnes J., wrote from Casterton in 1892 re her husband Herbert Albert, who had deserted her some time ago, and was believed to be with Fitzgerald’s Circus some months ago.  She is destitute.  2 pages, List 56.

LEWIS, Alfred, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1918 asking for a report on the character of Mr. BOARDMAN, hairdresser, St. Kilda, whose son married his daughter.  She has now died leaving a baby, and there is a difference over which grandparents will raise the child.  3 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Eva, reported missing by her mother Mrs. A.J. LEWIS of Geelong in 1896.  Photo on file and letter from mother. 5 pages, List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

LEWIS, Mrs. M.  Wrote from Gembrook in 1899 seeking help in finding her son Evan M.J. MOYLAN who had run away from his employer, 8 pages, List 8.

LEWIS, Myrtle.  Information sought by sister Mrs. T. JEFFREY, Hobart in 1915.  She has heard that Myrtle has ‘got herself into trouble’.  Report states is a prostitute and gave birth to a daughter, Linda Pauline.     4 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Rebecca, 15 years, daughter of Mary Ann, Napier Street South Melbourne, lured from home and taken to Sydney by Emma SHARP/KING in 1910.  Found and returned, made statement; police contemplate a charge of procurement but decide against it.  18 pages, List 96.

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LIAUT, Annand and Adolphe MARCHAUD sought by French Consul in 1877; 18 pages, List 5.

LIDDLE, Mrs Corry, Bourke NSW, wrote in 1908; she has been deserted by her 45 year old husband.  His mother lives in Portland Victoria.  6 pages, List 86.

LIEBERMANN, Helena. Of Surry Hills Sydney, wrote in 1894 seeking details of her husband Emil, last heard of at Bendigo. Found. 3 pages.  List 1.

LIEBERMANN, Helena, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1897 re husabnd Emil.  Not found.  9 pages, List 20

LIEBERMANN, Helena.  Marcus SIEVWRIGHT, solicitor, writes on her behalf in 1899, husband Emil deserted.  11 pages, List 17.

LINDALL, May, sought by brother in law George LANCASTER, Scarborough NSW in 1911.  She was adopted by a part Maori woman, Mrs McKAY c1893.  A very convoluted file.  Not found.  18 pages, List 99.

LINDLEY, Reginald, sought by Miss Carrie BELTON, Queenston, Port Adelaide in 1896.  An artist, he left there about 6 months ago and hasn’t been in touch.  Not found.  10 pages, List 30.

LINDSAY, Mrs. E.J. of West Wyalong, NSW, wrote in 1898, asking police to find relatives of William QUINLAN, who died there after accident, aged c36yrs.  His father Thomas was dead, and his mother Mary had remarried.  His sister was Mrs. J.H. ALLEN of Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 3.

LINDSAY, James.  Information sought by wife in Adelaide in 1919, hadn’t heard from him in 7 months, was employed by Sennitt’s Ice Works South Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 43.

LINDSAY, Mabel, Fitzroy, wrote in 1906 re her husband Con, a journalist, last heard of in New Zealand.  Police there report he is a drunkard.  Reference made to previous enquiry, but not on file. 4 pages, List 69.

LINDT, J.W. Hermitage, Black Spur. Fears than the man who assaulted him and was gaoled for three months will return and set fire to his place or worse, 1899.  List 1.

LINLEY, W., Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1917 re son Ewart, discharged from military a few months ago and missing; had letters from Millie WEST in Collingwood.  5 pages, List 74.

LIPZKER, Samuel, left wife Jane and 3 children in North Melbourne and went to New Zealand c1897.  She is now destitute.  He is English, c40 years and was last heard of in Christchurch.  Not found; children committed to Industrial Schools.  10 pages, List 42.

LISTER, John.  Threatened Captain EVANS of Albany Road Toorak in 1896 and making a nuisance of himself.  He had been gaoled in 1888 for inflicting grevious bodily harm and released in 1891; born 1843 England.  9 pages, List 32.

LITTLE, Agnes Rebecca.  Born Elaine, Victoria; in 1884 alleged her father John had been interfering with her for the past 5 years, while they were living at Darlimurla, Gippsland, and she was now pregnant to him.   She told James McMILLAN of Richmond, who wrote to her father, but received no reply.  Her mother Rebecca believed her, but as there were no witnesses, no prosecution took place. 17 pages, List 57.

LITTLE, Robert, Mount Gambier, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report that his 14 year old daughter May had been committed to government care.  His wife Emily had cleared out, taking May and son Dave with her, and leaving 3 sons behind.  May had  a child to John STAFFORD, who was now wanted for the event.  Robert wanted his children returned to him.  4 pages, List 107.

LITTLECHILD, Harold, West Devonport Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re his son Algernon, who had left home and enlisted in the navy in Sydney, but who was discharged when found to be under age.  He had not returned home and was believed with his uncle Thomas GENTLES in Melbourne; found to have enlisted in Melbourne under name Charles MORRIS.  Several letters from father on file.  24 pages, List 72.

LT. LONSDALE ST. – Nos. 112/116.  Anonymous letters re persons living there.  Names mentioned:  Ruth KELLY, Mrs. DALBEAN o/wise Sarah HUTTON or Mrs. Darkie Tom, Maud GUNTER, Dolly TAYLOR, Liz WILSON, Sal REDDAN, Lizzie Ah LET/LOT.  1917.  17 pages, List 3.

LITTLEWOOD, Henry, 36 years, died in 1870 at a Melbourne hotel, recently arrived from Liverpool.  Brother in law Joseph HUGHES, carpenter, identifies him.  Littlewood was married to his sister, who remains in Liverpool with 2 children.  File re disposal of property.  9 pages, List 30.

LIVINGSTON, John and James Auld, sought by brother R.W. of Balham London UK in 1904.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

LIVERMORE, Mrs. E., Manly, wrote in 1907 re her niece Maggie REGAN of South Melbourne, who was married in 1905 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found; now Mrs. Joseph WELCH.  5 pages, List 83.

LIVINGSTONE, James Horace, released from gaol in 1928 after serving a term for bigamy and promptly re-offends, this time with Mary Ellen PATTERSON of Queamong, Conargo, NSW.  His wife Alice Mary sought as a witness; police interview her parent BUZZINI.  23 pages, List 60.

LIVINGSTONE, Robert, wrote a very strange letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1909, mentions a Dr WILLIAMS, who is interviewed and says a former lunatic patient of his.  5 pages, List 53.

LLEWELLIN, E., Sydney, complains in 1910 of daughter Isabel, known as Bella, who has been persuaded to run away from Sydney to Melbourne by her step-sister Ettie MILLER, wife of William, ‘who is a bad companion’.  Bella wants to go on the stage.  5 pages, List 55.

LLOYD, Mrs. H., wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1900, claiming her daughter was secretly married in Melbourne c1889 to Wallace GAY, son of Captain Gay.  His sister has let slip that he was already married.  Lloyd asks investigation, and police find no record of any marriage.  Various men of that surname in Melbourne are interviewed.  34 pages, List 45.

LLOYD, John, Samuel and Thomas.  Convicted, with Jimmy DAVIS, of cattle stealing at Benalla in 1865.  John BUTLER assisted police, seeks payment; three letters from him and details of case.  35 pages, List 4.

LOCHRANE, William Henry, deserted wife Cecelia, Carlton, in 1908.  He was 30 years, Scottish, vocalist.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 87.

LODGE, Francis, died Stawell 1897.  Executors of his estate ask police help in finding missing money.  20 pages, List 20

LODINGTON, Kenneth William, sought by John McKENZIE of Albany W.A.  Their uncle Hugh McKenzie has died.  Found.  15 pages, List 16.

LOE, Walter Herbert, wrote from London England in 1897, asking to join police force.  He was formerly in the 16th Lancers, and served mostly in India.  Copy of references on file.  3 pages, List 39.

LOFTUS, Mary. Brothel in Lonsdale; details of court case involving her daughter Winifred, whose real name was WESTON. Henry CORNWALL, nearby resident, complains, 1885.  List 1.

LOGUE, Mrs. T.  of Maryborough, Victoria, wrote in 1938 re her son George, who had been sentenced to 18 mths gaol at Mildura.  3 pages, List 2.

LOHDEN, John.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, re a body found at Cobram, which he thinks may be his brother William.  Police establish it was William ANDERSON.  5 pages, List 4.

LOHFF, Elsie Marie Rebecca, a child, taken in by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn in 1903; father Max, Murchison is a widower.  2 pages, List 66.

LOHFF, Frederick Max. Sought by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn Road in 1905. She’s looked after his daughter Elsie for 2 years as he was destitute and a widower, living in a bark hut. He was supposed to pay maintenance but has not done so.  List 1.

LONG, Arthur, licensee of the Rifle Brigade Hotel Bendigo, son of James, suspected to trying to sell stolen gold in Tasmania.  List 85.

LONSDALE STREET, Nos 21, 23, 25, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20, 22.  Report on Madams and prostitutes occupying these houses as brothels in 1898 and 1906.  The named Madams were Caroline HODGSON, Sarah RUSSELL, Margaret GORDON, Eva WESTCOTT, Maggie BLACK, Sarah DAVIS, Annie MORGAN.  List 82.

LONG, Mrs. Charles, wrote from Amherst in 1896 re her youngest daughter Esther COLLINGE, 14½ years, who was persuaded by John McPHEE Jnr, 30 years, son of the owner of Woodstock Station, to marry him and go interstate.  He has returned but her daughter hasn’t.  Asks police help.  A most interesting letter, giving all sorts of details.  Esther is found interstate.  9 pages, List 35.

LONG, Mrs E.T., Surrey Hills, reports that son’s illegitimate child was being neglected by his mother Bella BLAKE (otherwise Mrs ALLISON) and seeks to have custody of the two year child herself.  11 pages, List 101.

LONG, Oliver John.  Writes from Euroa in 1898; is on waiting list for police, asks when he is likely to be called.  2 pages, List 19,

LONGFIELD, Frederick B.  Son of H. Longfield of the Argus newspaper; in 1908 Tasmanian police report he was arrested there as being destitute; file re collection of items pawned, and passage back to Victoria, 11 pages, List 10.

LONGLEY, George Sargeant.  Sought by sister Mrs. T. MILLS in 1900.  Her letter missing from file.  Found.  4 pages, List 43.

LONGMORE, R.B., Brisbane, wrote in 1903 asking police protection for his sister, as H.C. WHITE has threatened her.  4 pages, List 67.

LOONEY, Kingsley.  Malvern.  Letterbox blown up in 1934.  He rented a flat from Mrs. Elizabeth BARRY and her sister Miss Janet TOWNSEND.  11 pages, List 4.

LOPEZ, Sarah Martin. Her husband A. MARTIN, Redfern, writes in 1883. She has been an inmate of lunatic asylum, left four days previously and took ship to Melbourne. Photo of both on file.  List 1.

LORDEN, Lewis, baker, formerly of Bendigo, wrote letter to Premier from Fitzroy, claiming he is the next Duke of Middlesex.  Police give his family background, father died in Hobart in 1879; he is delusional.  8 pages, List 37.

LORDEN, Louis, writes a number of letters re a purse and pawn tickets stolen from him at Boggy Creek near Kyneton, while he was on his way to Echuca, seeking employment, in 1896.  The tickets are presented to pawn broker P. PERLSTEIN in Melbourne, and a coat and silver watch handed over.  The watch is a family heirloom, and he is keen to get it back.  He writes that he uses the name Charles Louis, but his real name is Louis.  35 pages, List 36.

LORENZO, Nella, sought by uncle Pietro FOPOLI of Walhalla in 1897, last heard of at Chiltern.  Not found.  5 pages, List 41.

LOTHROP, Ada M., wrote from Sydney in 1902 re her son Harold LLOYD.  He was due to attend the University, but has gone to Ballarat to make money after falling in love with a married woman.  Found.  List 62.

LOUBENS, Madame, nee Catherine BERGER.  Information sought by French Consul in 1918.  File reveals she has run away from home in Adelaide and is with a German, Frantz Richard SCHULT in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 46.

LOUGHNANE, Mary, Mount Gambier, asked police in 1915 to find her husband James John; found in AIF.  13 pages, List 81.

LOUTH, William J., drowned at Victoria Docks Melbourne in 1896, 37 years, passenger on the S.S. ‘Gulf of Genoa’; formerly in Royal Irish Constabulary.  File re disposal of effects and attempts by Victoria to be reimbursed for their costs.  29 pages, List 39.

LOVE, Rachel, servant to Mrs COOPER, Toorak, asks police to find Thomas John MONTGOMERY; she has had a child to him, wants maintenance.  He was c28 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 100

LOVELOCK, Martha alias GEORGE. Prostitute; rented house in Lt. Lonsdale Street, 1895, but moved.  List 1.

LOVEWELL, G.H., photographer, left wife Maud in Melbourne c1894 and hadn’t paid maintenance; last heard of in NSW.  She asks police help in 1895 to find him.  Photo on file.  (see instructions re ordering of copies of photos.) Found.  6 pages, List 30.

LOWE, Francis William, Fitzroy, 17 years, asked police in 1931 to find his relatives; believes his mother Ruby LOVE came from Warrnambool, died in 1927.  Walter Francis Love of Laang interviewed, believes he’s the child of his sister Rachel.  7 pages, List 96.

LOWE, John, accidentally killed at Wodonga in 1873. Wife Margaret living apart at Templestowe is informed and wrote letter to department; still in file.  In 1892 S. Lowe of Wodonga sought information about his property, but there was none.  It is established that Margaret had died and her sons were John, William and James.  8 pages, List 77.

LOWE, May, 19 years, waitress.  Aunt Miss TOOHEY asks police in 1913 to find her, believed living with Christopher HUNTER a married man who has left his wife.  Found.  4 pages, List 93.

LOWRY, John. Alias DALE and COOK. Bushranger, 1866; file re arrest and conviction. Reward offered by William JENKINS, carrier, Nth Melbourne, for horse stealing.  List 1.

LUCAS, Albert Joseph, fisherman, Port Welshpool, in 1909 accused of improper relationship with 16 year old daughter Emily; disproved.  7 pages, List 87.

LUCAS, Annie, (known as Lewis) attempted suicide in 1909 while lodging at Fitzroy Arms Hotel, Melbourne, manager Lewis LEWIS, servants Minnie DOYLE, Elizabeth ANDERSON.  Two suicide notes on file; no prosecution.  13 pages, List 70.

LUCAS, Charles D., charged with embezzling funds of the Chiltern Branch of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association, president George SKERRY.  Arrested in Qld and extradited.  Large file re procedures and costs involved.  List 28.

LUCAS, Mack Carr, widower, married 21 year old Ellen JOSE in 1906, but she left him and took money so he charged her with larceny.  Her parents were at Alexandra.  Photo of her and child on file.  17 pages, List 50.

LUCHINOVICH, Thomas H., deserted wife in 1909.  In 1911 she berats police for not finding him; his mother was at Avenel.  9 pages, List 100.

LUDWIG, Ludwig Joseph, born Augsburg Bavaria 1881, became a sailor, believed to have deserted in Victoria.  Information sought by brother S. Ludwig of Munich in 1900.  Found to have been gaoled for an offence against Ella Amelia IBITSON, daughter of John, grocer of Geelong.  18 pages, List 47.

LUMSDEN, David, found dead in his paddock at Camberwell in 1900.  3 pages, List 50.

LUSCOMBE, Mrs., Watson St., Brunswick, reports in 1899 that her sister Norah L. COLLINS, single, had a miscarriage that she thinks may have been induced.  Medical details show child was born stillborn and was syphilitic.  5 pages, List 41.

LUMLEY, Beatrice, looked after from an infant by Mrs. DOUGLAS of Cork St. Qld.  In 1903 Mr. SHANNON, Headingley Station via Barrlia Qld, asked police help to find her brothers Harry and Tom, believed working in Richmond quarry; she is now 17 and had been separated from the family for many years.  20 pages, List 67.

LYFIELD, Catherine. Second wife of Henry, and murdered by him in 1896. Allegations of incest by daughter of first marriage; a particularly revolting case.  List 1.

LYFIELD, Catherine, murdered 1896.  Statements made by Annie Louise MILLER, manager of Geelong Coffee Palace, Annie DOUGLAS and Margaret HOOPER nee ROBB about their knowledge of the ill-treatment by her husband.  Two letters of Lyfield also on file.  12 pages, List 39.

LYNCH, David and wife, licensee of Britannia Hotel Melbourne in 1915, sought by Miss M.E. RYAN of Moree NSW, in 1917; she had recently arrived from New Zealand.  Found to have gone to overseas.  6 pages, List 74.

LYNCH, Michael, 40 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1916; 15 years previously he had been convicted of the murder of a young girl and served time in gaol.  Recently enlisted in the army.  Brother John interviewed.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 77.

LYNCH, William.  Travelling with Lynch’s Bellringers in Qld in 1919, he reports the windows in his home at Windsor have been broken again, after receiving word from his wife.  14 pages, List 3.

LYONS, Amy, living apart from her husband and with wharf labourer Thomas COOPER when she attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1910.  33 years, addicted to drink.  7 pages, List 23.

LYONS, Hugh, 40 years, took ill while working on farm of Mr. J. TROTMAN at Glenroy and taken to hospital where he died.  His family were at Kyneton; his sister Mrs. BING pays expenses.  13 pages, List 51.

LYONS, Thomas W., c28 years, deserted wife Annie, Adelaide S.A. in 1904; had been at Broken Hill, believed to be originally from Ballarat, but this is incorrect.  List 68.

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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.

CAFFIN, Edgar, storekeeper, Jumbunna South Gippsland, sought by sister in law Ethel HUGHES, Laverton, W.A. in 1913.  He was executor of her late husband Edward’s estate in 1909 and has not forwarded on money due to her. His wife Jane was also looking for him.  He left 2 years ago, taking their 3 sons Clifford, Frederick and Victor with him.  Jane has heard that he is living with Alice HORSNALL, whose mother lives in Coalville, and she wants her children back.  His brother Rupert will not assist.  28 pages, List 109.

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.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Sarah, Richmond, in 1911 asks police to find her husband James, who has been working in South Africa and has stopped sending money.  Found.  7 pages, List 95.

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.

CANNON, Ellen, (Mrs HERMAN), Perth, WA, in 1913 asks help to prove she is eligible for the Old Age Pension.  She worked for the police department in Geelong 40 years ago.   Police establish it was for Sgt WHELAN, and trace his son.  14 pages, List 108.

CANT, Eileen Stella May, sought by mother Ruth, Erskineville NSW in 1912.  She was abducted by William RADFORD, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  14 pages, List 102.

CANTERBURY, George, Broken Hill, wrote in 1913 seeking his family; he had 2 sisters and a brother Tom.  Found, Tom declines t have anything to do with him.  2 pages, List 106.

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.

CAPPONI, Aantonio, sought by cousin P. Capponi, Tenterfield NSW in 1901.  He was a native of Cerentino Switzerland, arrived Melbourne 1855; not heard from since 1862.  Not found.  17 pages, List 94.

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.

CARROLL. Mrs Alice, wife of Lewis, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912.  Tranter and Midge PHILLIPS were witnesses.  List 102.

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, Elizabeth Ann, Wynnum South, Brisbane, wrote to Bendigo police in 1910 re her husband John Henry Carson, who has deserted her.  Note on file; she is a half-caste.  6 pages, List 94.

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, Bessie, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1911, 33 years.  In 1912 her sibling M.E. Carter of Homebush Sydney asked police to find her.  Not found.  8 pages, List 104.

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.

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.

CAUSBY, Mrs W., Senior, Gawler, South Australia, wrote in 1911 asking if George BENTLEY, the person burnt to death at Ballarat, could be her father who left there c50 years ago, and was never heard from again.  6 pages, List 101.

CAVANAGH, Andrew, sought by C.D. PHEMISTER, Copmanhurst, Clarence River, NSW, in 1912; last heard of in Richmond.  4 pages, List 105.

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.

CAWOOD, J.C., Bellingen, NSW, reported in 1911 that Richard OSBORNE, a sleeper cutter working for him, is receiving repeated requests for money from Harriet HILL of Melbourne; thinks he being exploited.  File shows that he is wanted for deserting wife Ruby in 1908.  7 pages, List 95.

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.

CHAMBERLAIN, Francis Thomas, sought by Destitute Board Adelaide; has stopped sending money for his wife Beatrice and children.  Was working for Mr T. DAVIES, Abbotsford, bootmaker at some stage.  Letter from Chamberlain on file.  Not traced.  13 pages, List 101.

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, Annie E., Zeehan, Tasmania, wrote in 1912 re her daughter Evelyn Isabel, who left Tasmania at the instigation of Alfred DAVENPORT, of South Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 103.

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, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re the 2½ year old child of her sister Rose WARE, who is living with Alice ROBERTSON, a suspected prostitute.  Child found with Mrs DEAKIN of South Melbourne.  There is quite detailed information on this file.  6 pages, List 97.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re her sister Rose WARE who is living with Chinese in Melbourne; she has had 3 illegitimate children, not fit to have care of child Rose WARE, who is with Mrs DEAKIN.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 100.

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.

CHICOWSKI, Florence, Maryborough, Qld., wrote in 1913 re a newspaper report of a man found dead, and asked if it was her brother William, who she described.  10 pages, List 108.

CHILLINGOLAH, 28 miles from Ultimo.  In 1911 residents petition re police protection; 30 signatures.  A detailed report on local situation is given.  11 pages, List 97.

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.

CHING, Mrs., Russell St., Melbourne.  In 1913 an anonymous letter alleges she is using 19 year old Nellie COLLIS of Collingwood ‘for men’s convenience’.  Report shows Nellie helps with her 2 children.  5 pages, List 106.

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.

CINCOTTA, Antonio, 16 years, sought by Italian Consul in 1911, on behalf of his father Carmelo of Kew, who claims he is uncontrollable.  9 pages, List 95.

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.

CLAYTON, F.W., Castlemaine, complains in 1912 that police are making false claims about the virtue of his fifteen year old daughter; evidence from others dispute this.  14 pages, List 104.

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.

CLIFFORD, Lily, Commercial Hotel, Parkes NSW, wrote in 1911 re Malcolm MacKINNON who went to Melbourne and has not returned; she is pregnant to him.  5 pages, List 98.

CLIFTON HILL.  Petition from residents in 1913 for constable to be stationed there; organized by S. WATT.  16 pages, List 108.

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.

CLIFTON, Walter Sydney, c28 years, deserted wife Emma Catherine nee DIGBY at Waverley Sydney in 1913.  Not found.  8 pages, List 106.

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.

COGHLAN, Joseph, 63 years, committed suicide in Echuca gaol in 1911; report states he was a stranger there.  6 pages, List 101.

COHEN, John. Murdered 1892 at Stirling or Haunted Creek. Large file covering 1892-97, and another of 1894. List 1.

COHEN, Minnie, found on Yarrawonga railway platform, baby in arms in 1913; destitute.  Sister is Mrs J. WILLIAMS of Carlton.  Minnie has been out from England for c3 years.  Taken in by a charity.  5 pages, List 109.

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.

COLLINSON, Mrs Caroline, South Perth, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, who was in Melbourne, and hadn’t sent maintenance.  Found.  7 pages, List 101.

COLLIVER, Thomas, Rookwood NSW, asks in 1911 if police department has a record of his birth date c1872, as he had been a candidate.  No record.  3 pages, List 95.

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.

CONGUES, Albert Raymond, ship’s boy, deserted at Williamstown.  Found working under name of Albert ROSS and returned. 12 pages, List 105.

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, Clarence W., deserted wife in Tasmania, believed to be living with – WEEDON at Carlton in 1913.  He was a musician, believed to be travelling with a circus; found.  7 pages, List 107.

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.

COPPING, Mrs Tasman, Kellevie, Tasmania wrote in 1913 re her brother Charles Edgar KINGSTON’s death and details of any assets he had.  A report is provided.  6 pages, List 106.

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.

COSGRIFF, Dennis, cut his throat while lost in the bush near Beenack in 1911.  Rescued, he was bought to Melbourne by Joseph PAUL, licensee of the Yarra Junction Hotel and admitted to hospital.  Amos McOwen also helped.  His parents lived at Korumburra, and his ster Mrs GRIFFIN at Albert Park.  13 pages, List 99.

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, J.W., Grong Grong Station via Junee, reported the loss of his South African Medal while in Melbourne in 1912; it is described.  6 pages, List 102.

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.

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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

CRANSTON, Mary, 60 years, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912, wife of William.  6 pages, List 105.

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, 16 yrs, 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.

CREED, Eva, 27 years, daughter of Agnes, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1913, was living apart from her husband and with August GROSSMANN.  4 pages, List 108.

CREEDON, Emma, Clydesdale North near Maryborough, claimed in 1913 that Constable George, No. 3958 was the father of her illegitimate child; large file on her background and relationships.  Niece Alice YOURN’s child is boarded with her.  Case against Jones dismissed and scathing comments on her character.  List 107.

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.

CROCKETT, May, married in New Zealand c1896, deserted her husband shortly after.  In 1910 he wrote from Randwick Sydney, asking police to trace her, she is using name TORBET.  Fund.  9 pages, List 97.

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.

CROFT, Mary, 25 years, wife of Charles, left her home in Warburton in 1913; seen catching a train to Melbourne.  3 pages and photo.  List 109.

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.

CROMPTON, Barbara, 4 years, in 1912 was living with aunt Mrs MOORE, Wonthaggi, after death of her mother, but she can’t keep her any more.  Discussion as to action to be taken.  2 pages, List 103.

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 Home of Hope Collingwood for a period.  Letter from their grandmother in Sydney, seeking their whereabouts in 1920.  9 pages, List 3.

CROUCH, Joseph, c30 years.  Information on him requested by farmer S. STEWART, Daytrope in 1913.  He recently married a 15 year old girl – RUSSELL, and was believed to be already married.  Report shows his wife died at Talbot c1904 and he then lived with Helena (Lina) MANGAN, by whom he had a daughter; child is now with her sister Mrs HEHIR in Adelaide.  8 pages, List 109.

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.

CROWHURST, Walter Birkett, attempted suicide at the Commercial Travellers Hotel Melbourne in 1912; taken to hospital by hall porter Frederick MALCOLMSON; David Augustus BIRRELL, commercial traveller, witness.  Wife in Sydney informed.  12 pages, List 104.

CROWLEY, Catherine, Balaclava, wrote in 1913.  Her husband Bert claims that police had told him she was misbehaving which she denies.  She lives with her mother and supports herself.  4 pages, List 109.

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., ‘writes for country journals’ claims assaulted by 16 year old Alfred FRASER near Broadmeadows in 1912.  17 pages, List 99.

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.

CURRELL, Thomas George, lost in snow near Dargo in 1911, rescued by Constable D. STEWART, assisted by Alfred H. RYAN, licensee of hotel.  Detailed description of rescue given; Stewart commended.  12 pages, List 99.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee, Elsternwick.  Writes a series of eccentric letters on various matters in 1912, report states ‘is harmless’.  21 pages, List 104.

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.

CUTMORE, B.D., Fitzroy, reports in 1913 that her husband J., has sent maintenance and encloses his letter from W.A.  2 pages, List 105.

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, Dudley Bernard, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1912.  He is in government service and requires his birth certificate, but his mother in Melbourne is ignoring his request, and the Government Statist has no record.  Mother interviewed and explains situation.  7 pages, List 103.

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.

DANIEL, Annie, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote to police in 1912 re husband Francis, believed living in Melbourne.  He has come into a legacy.  File shows that he deserted his wife and 7 children in W.A. some years prior.  5 pages, List 102.

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.

DANKS, John & Son Pty Ltd., South Melbourne.  Report on explosion at the foundry in 1913, accidentally caused by employee Terence George WILLIAMS.  6 pages, List 105.

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.

DARCY, Ellen, Woodend, wrote in 1911 re possible position in Victoria for her husband, at present a Police Inspector in Selangor Malaya, previously in Royal Irish Constabulary, as was his father.  3 pages, List 98.

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, 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.

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.

DAVISON, Richard, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1912 re his wife L.E., who left for W.A., but never arrived there, and whom he suspects got off the ship in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 101.

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, Sarah, Richmond, deserted by husband George in 1910; carpenter and joiner.  Found in New Zealand, he promises to pay maintenance but fails to do so.  In 1911 she again asks police to find him.  21 pages, List 95.

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, Daniel, sought by Mrs A. WARREN, Darlinghurst NSW in 1912.  She has his 10 year old child, and she has fallen ill.  He was working in Melbourne. Found.  6 pages, List 102.

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.

DEACON, Mrs S., nee BRAGG, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if uncle Robert BRAGG, who left England c40 years ago and died shortly after arrival in Australia, has left her anything.  5 pages, List 100.

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.

DEANS, George.  Information sought in 1912 by Sydney solicitors on his marriage to Lydia PEARCE said to be in Warrnambool c1884.  She was the daughter of James and Margaret.  11 pages, List 100.

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.

de CHANEET, Victor, 16 years, wen to Qld about 1909, supposed to have returned hasn’t done so.  Information sought by G.S. de Channet, Malvern.  Found.  5 pages, List 100.

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.

DEELEY, Mrs M., Semaphore, South Australia, wrote in 1910 re husband E., who went to Victoria over a year ago; found.  5 pages, List 97.

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.

DELANEY, Walter, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1911 re sister Clara May, who left her employment in Melbourne and had not returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 99.

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.

DELMARCO, Brigida, Ponte, Italy, wrote in 1912 re father Francesco, last heard of at Inglewood.  Extensive search undertaken, including interview with widow of Domenico Delmarco who gives details of his family.  30 pages, List 71.

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.

DENARO, Filippo, oyster saloon keeper, Brisbane, left there with his 8 year old son to seek medical help in Sydney in 1913 and has never returned; believed to have gone back to Italy, leaving his wife destitute.  5 pages, List 105.

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.

DIRKX, Arthur, sought by wife Florrie, Maidstone, Kent England, in 1911 and 1912.  He deserted in 1906, a chef at various places.  Found in 1911, but absconded again in 1912.  23 pages, List 71.

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, Joseph, sought by Mary O’NEILL, of Gympie Qld, in 1911; she has had a child to him and he owes maintenance.  Found.  5 pages, List 101.

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.

DOWELL, Henry.  Letter from David PAULEY, Elizabethville, Congo Free State, advising of his death in 1911.  His wife Ellen, at Prahran, asks for help in getting his estate sorted.  5 pages, List 101.

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.

DOWNES, George, Conclurry, Qld., son of James, a recent arrival, wrote in 1911 seeking his uncle J. NOAKE who was living near Woodend. 4 pages, List 100.

DOWNTON, Richard C., deserted wife, a nurse, in Sydney.  In 1911 she asks police help to find him.  7 pages, List 100.

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.

DRINNAN, Bridget, Maitland NSW, wrote in 1913 re her son Con, not heard from since 1911.  Found, says will return home but doesn’t.  [Her letter is very faint].  5 pages, List 105.

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.

DRYDEN, James Tait, left UK for Australia in 1871.  In 1912 his son Robert O., Dryden, Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote asking police to trace  him.  Various Dryden family members interviewed, but not found.  18 pages, List 71.

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.

DUNBAR, Emily Ida, 19 yeasr, daughter of Henry Duncan Dunbar of Adelaide, arrested in Melbourne in 1912 for having insufficient means.  Background given; file includes letter from father.  11 pages, List 104.

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, John, 56 years, native of Glasgow Scotland, accidentally killed at Shepparton in 1913 by a car driven by auctioneer Robin CUSSEN when lying drunk on the road at night. Details in file include letters from his wife Janet, Portman Street Glasgow, in 1909.  13 pages, List 106.

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.

EDMONDS, James, 80 years, found dead at Moe in 1911 and buried by police.  Mrs E. DICKSON of Brunswick asks details; he’s her brother.  6 pages, List 97.

EDWARDS, Annie, c54 years, wrote a series of irrational letters to the Chief Commissioner, 1911-1912.  Family background given; the family lived at Moonambel at one time, the mother married a second time to WILLS, and Annie uses that name in her letters.  The family now lives at Stoney Creek Gippsland, with a brother at Northcote.  Annie also gets into trouble with the Post Master General, who refuses to deliver her letters.  This is a large and complicated file.  List 102.

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.

EDWARDS, Marion (Bill), quarreled with Maud McDONALD, with whom she was boarding in 1916, and cut herself with a razor.  5 pages, List 101.

EDWIN, Franklin, left his mother’s farm at Marcus Hill in 1917; she seeks his return.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

EGAN, Mrs Helen Mary nee WALL, Golden Square, Bendigo, complained in 1911 that her two children, boarded out to her, had been claimed by the Dept. of Neglected Children.  Note:  her writing is almost illegible.  13 pages, List 95.

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, John, printer, sought by mother Mrs M Egan, Cootamundra NSW in 1911.  Last heard of in Prahran.  5 pages, List 95.

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, John, Smythesdale, wrote a strange letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913; local police report he is a storekeeper and Councillor and a religious fanatic.  8 pages, List 108.

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 5.

ELLEMS, 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.

ELKS, David, committed suicide in Melbourne in 1913; wife wrote from NSW asking details, which are given.  6 pages, List 106.

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, Aida, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1913.  She and her husband Sidney were recent arrivals from England.  She was employed at Love & Lewis drapers, he was employed at Tarrants Motor Garage.  Landlady Eileen O’CONNOR and board Frederick Sherwin, retired sea captain, assist in getting help.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 109.

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.

ELLIS, M., Longreach, Qld., wrote in 1912 on behalf of James WOODBINE, one of 3 brothers who were put into State care in Victoria; parents were in Bendigo.  He has been approached by Edward HALL of Sydney who claims he knows ‘something to his advantage’; seeks information.  6 pages, List 104.

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.

ELMES, Angela M., East Camberwell, wrote in 1912 re her husband Hubert Oliver Elmes, 39 years, who hasn’t paid maintenance for years; she is now in poor health.  5 pages, List 104.

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.

ELTON, Miss M., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1912; her father has been looking after her 6 year old son Jack in Albury, and hasn’t answered her letters.  File shows that her real name is HORSLEY, and she is now Mrs DOYLE.  Her father Richard Horsley may use the name BRUSH.  She is touring with the Elton Gaiety Show.  11 pages, List 102.

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.

EMSLEY, O.C., Maylands, South Australia, wrote in 1911 re brother Frank, arrested in Victoria.  Their mother Julia had him committed to State care as uncontrollable.  11 pages, 2 photos, List 98.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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, sought by Thomas HEDDERWICK, Paddington NSW in 1911; believed in St. Kilda and working in café.  Found in Parer’s Crystal Palace.  5 pages, List 100.

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.

EVANS, Richard Nelson, arrested at Benalla for larceny and taken to police watch house as inebriated.  False teeth removed for safe keeping, but damaged, and have to be replaced; discussion as to who would pay dental bill.  18 pages, List 103.

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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ABANDONED newly born female child left at Sebastian Railway Station (near Raywood) in 1896.  Mrs. Henrietta MEYERS paid to take care of it until taken before the Bench and committed to government care.  Alexander ALLISON, head teacher, and his wife, apply to adopt the baby, which is agreed to, and it is given the name Jessie ALLISON.  11 pages, List 37.

ABBOTT, Charles, deserted wife Lavinia Alice and 3 children at Fitzroy and went interstate in 1882.  She is about to be confined.  He was 45 years, a scene painter and decorator.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

ABBOTT, John William, furniture dealer, sought by wife N. in 1904.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ABBOTT, William, deserted wife and 7 children at Mt. Pleasant South Australia, leaving them destitute.  In 1902 Broster HILL of Blumberg S.A. asks police to help locate him; found.  5 pages, List 62.

A’BECKETT, Thomas, (Judge), complains that his fruit and vegetables are being stolen from his garden in Armadale.  4 pages, List 21.

ABEL, Talbot, wrote from Wakool Crossing NSW in 1912 re his brother Frank Beard Moore Abel, 27 years; has heard he was killed.  No trace of event.  5 pages, List 32.

ACKROYD, Alfred W., Carrington, Newcastle NSW, wrote in 1911 re his brother William.  5 pages, List 98.

ADAM, Leslie, Cloncurry Qld, wrote in 1911 seeking brother Bertie and sister Mrs E.J. STRIKE and mother Mrs R. ADAM  Found  5 pages, List 100.

ADAMS, Edward, sought by sister Ella LONG, Hobart in 1907.  Believed with stepfather Joseph in Richmond.  11 pages, List 83.

ADAMS, H.E., acting head teacher, Waterloo State School, complained in 1907 of the conduct of local constable FERSENTHAL.  7 pages, List 84.

ADAMS, Martha, wife of John, died at Bullarook as result of abortion in 1898.  Copy of inquest file and police report.  Witnesses:  Martha LITTLEHALES, Mary DINNING, Dr. John Kildahl RICHARDS, Dr. William MORRISON, Dr. Henry Robert SALMON, Dr. Edward CHAMPION. Body exhumed.  61 pages, List 17.

ADAMSON, Rev Thomas, Superintendent Mintaro Girls Reformatory, wrote in 1908 re absconders Amy Elizabeth WARD and Ivy Elizabeth ANDERSON.  12 pages, List 86.

ADAMSON, William, Elmore, deserted his family in 1904, claiming his wife had been unfaithful with – PALMER.  11 pages, List 68.

ADCOCK, Percy R., Carlton, wrote to the Governor General in 1909, enclosing a copy of a long poem.  Forwarded to police, who visit and comment ‘is a highly educated person … suffering from delusions.’  14 pages, List 70.

ADDISON, Thomas Blair Dupre.  Information sought on him in 1897 by Thomas LAMBLE of Glenferrie, on behalf of his wife, who is Lamble’s sister in law.  Gives some employment history.  Not found.  15 pages, List 40.

ADLINGTON, A., Auburn NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find whether her daughter Rosy Emma May, 20 years, had married in Victoria.  7 pages, List 83.

AFGHAN HAWKERS. 1890 listing of.  List 1.

AHERN, John Harold, deserted illegitimate child Reginald MANN, son of Daisy Victoria Mann, at Echuca in 1908; arrested.  Local police reproved over mishandling of warrant.  34 pages, List 86.

AH MOY, James, Nintingbool, in 1913 asks police to visit him.  Report on him.  4  pages, List 93.

AH SAM, reported by WONG SHIN of North Melbourne  to have died suddenly in Melbourne in 1900.  AH TUNG, a relative states he will pay all burial costs.  3 pages, List 48.

AH WAH, Annie, 6 years. Committed by Ballarat Bench to Industrial School, 1883. File re difficulties in doing so.  List 1.

AH YOW, market gardener, murdered at Fryerstown in 1903.  Large file, List 67.

AH YUK, Mary. File re cost of burying her, father Ah Yuk who was destitute, 1880. 3 pages, List 2.

A.I.F. Army asks police assistance in 1917 to prevent Melbourne prostitutes infecting members with venereal disease.  Letter from Pattie DEAKIN, concerned about the women’s activities in St. Kilda.  Detailed report provided.  36 pages, List 74.

AIRD, W.J. consulting optician Melbourne, offers discounted optical service to police in 1908; references on file.  3 pages, List 85.

AITCHISON, Hugh F.C. sought by Mrs. W.A. MINCHAM of Meningie in 1905; his family in New Zealand are anxious.  11 pages, List 23.

AITKEN, A. wrote of behalf of Thomas DUNN of Gia River, Walcha, NSW in 1906 re report of a boy being found by police in Melbourne; asks if it is his son who went missing four years ago; child is Walter, son of Thomas WARD.  5 pages, List 71.

AITKEN, Thomas, farmer, Rockbank, reports theft of 36 hens and a rooster in 1919.  His neighbour – KELLY, caught offender.  Covered wagon made by COFFEY BROS, who eventually take it and horse as L. RUSSELL, who hired it cannot be found.  Previous owner was C. GOOD.  21 pages, List 27.

AITKENS, William Chambers, butcher, sought by wife in Morwell in 1899.  He left her and their 8 children 10 months ago; she has heard he is in Tasmania; found.  17 pages, List 42.

AKHURST & CO.  Melbourne, report a woman is getting coal delivered by them, but not paying for it.  She has done this several times, using the names of Mary Ann CONLON/CONNOLLY/KNOLLY/HOWARD.  Police find it is Caroline WILKINSON, who married William John CONLON, a letter carrier, in 1908.  9 pages, List 4.

ALBACUTYA STATION.  Skeleton found at nearby Blooigal in 1896 by boundary rider John McMARTIN.  Dingoes had scattered the bones; those found gathered up and an inquest held.  Witnesses George EVERARD and Herman HEINRICH.  6 pages, List 29.

ALBERTO, James.  Real name James CLYDE.  File re finding his relatives after his death in 1898.  His mother was Mrs. Lydia WALKER, and his brothers were Andrew and David.  Incomplete file.  14 pages, List 7.

ALBERT PARK LAKE. Pieces of male body found, 1906; pathology report and sample of pubic hair on file. List 1.  File re disposal of the body parts.  10 pages, List 71.

ALCOCK, T.H.  Wrote from Isis Downs Qld in 1907, asking police to help get his 20 year old son on board ship in Melbourne and sent to him there.  His wife and family live in Carlton.  Police find son is of weak intellect and unfit to travel alone.  6 pages, List 23.

ALCOHOLIC CURE. 1903 Booklet written by Vincent N. TURVEY of London.   List 1.

ALEXANDER, Edward, deserted wife Phoebe in 1888.  Irish, carpenter, 36 years, formerly in New Zealand police force 1879-1884.  Incomplete file, 14 pages, List 56.

ALEXANDER, Ellen, Redfern, wrote in 1917 re her son William James FISK, a cripple.  7 pages, List 73.

ALEXANDER, Ernest, caterer, accused of arson on Police Mess Café, Russell St., in 1928, but died before trial.  He was associated with Ann WELSH and tried to implicate her; letters from her on file, statement from Cordelia  May KING, barmaid, Hobart, and detailed report.  This is a large file, List 61.

ALLAM, Sultan, Indian Hawker, murdered at Miners’ Rest in 1903.  A large file, which includes details of the assistance provided by William GIST of Haddon and photo of Arthur or Atta MAHOMMED, who was suspected.  List 66.

ALLAN, Anne Parker, ‘Whitehall’ Sorrento, charged with disobeying a traffic policeman’s signal in 1916; writes an explanation of event, and case dropped.  7 pages, List 78.

ALLAN, John, of Enfield House, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1902 re the character of Edward HAMILTON, who was boarding with him and accused of stealing money.  He thinks he is innocent.  Police report he is from Bendigo and is respectable.  3 pages, List 21.

ALLANSON, Charles Albert, carpenter, sought by mother in Collingwood in 1898; last heard from in Omeo 5 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

ALLDER, Edgar Claude Bassell.  Sought by NSW solicitor in 1899, last heard of near Birchip.  Found.  8 pages, List 3.

ALLEN, George, Aborigine, sought by E. MORGAN of Cummergunja NSW in 1909; he borrowed a horse and sulky and hasn’t returned them.  6 pages, List 89.

ALLEN, John Thomas, Tableland, Roeburne, WA, wrote in 1913 re his sister Mrs W. HARLOW, nee Nellie Allen, native of Liverpool England, who he believed was in Bendigo; hasn’t seen her since left England in 1882.  Not found.  6 pages, List 107.

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.

ALLEN, Thomas William, deserted wife in Glebe Sydney in 1913; iron moulder, 54 years.  Detailed description given, including his eating habits.  8 pages, List 108.

ALLENDER, Thomas, widower, with two children, moved from Watchem to Miatiamo c1905 and advertised for a housekeeper.  In 1908 police establish that there has been a high turnover of women because of his sexual advances.  Testimony from Lucy PRESTON, 23 years, and details of the treatment of Levinna HEWITT are given.  No prosecution.  12 pages, List 85.

ALLIS, Mrs.  Dr. John SINGLETON wrote on her behalf in 1882, asking police to check whether a report on her husband’s death is correct.  Pointed reply questions her claim and states she still hasn’t paid the charges incurred in finding him two years previously.  5 pages, List 57.

ALLIS, Phillip.  Wife asks police for assistance in finding him in 1865, he deserted her; was a former member of the police force. 3 pages, List 4.

ALLMAN, George Henry. Wife Lydia Jane writes in 1918; they were married in England 31 years ago, he has never supported her and she now seeks this; she is now living in Tasmania. He is found in NSW, married to a Miss MEALEY, aged 61 yrs and deaf, and supported by his wife. 5 pages.  List 1. CONNECTION FOUND.

ALLUM, George, left his two children at Chewton with his parents c1881 and went interstate.  In 1883 they joined him, leaving the children behind and they were committed to State care.  File re possibility of charging him with offence.  5 pages, List 46.

ALLWOOD, Frances Irene, Kensington, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1931 when 15 years old; claimed Jack ROGERS was the father; no prosecution.  List 96.

ALP, William, bought his children from Nhill to Melbourne in 1909, but left them behind when returning to dying wife.  2 pages, List 53.

AMBROSE, Fanny.  Wrote from Geelong in 1898 re W. PHILLIPS, who was boarding with her and claimed to have money in Ballarat banks.  He was 70-80yrs of age, and hadn’t paid her.  ‘I have had to nurse him as a child … and I wont my money if he as any’.  Police report back, but she has moved to Corowa NSW, so file follows her there.  13 pages, List 7.

ANARCHISTS’ CLUB. 1886 Report on, and copy of pamphlet.   List 1.

ANDERSEN, Mrs. August, sought by mother Mrs. Louie CAMERON of Petersham, Sydney in 1905.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

ANDERSEN, Peter, escaped from Kew Asylum in 1913; Danish, carpenter.  C. BURCHELL, a Yarra Bank agitator was raising funds for his defence.  15 pages, List 105.  Another file includes a flyer for a public meeting re the horrors of Kew Asylum; background of Charles BURCHALL who has started Lunacy Reform League, and a letter signed Gertrude Madden. 35 pages, List 105.

ANDERSON, Mrs Barbara, deserted at Flemington by husband Arthur George in 1912.  He was ordered to pay maintenance but hasn’t done so; asks if she can claim the surety put up by his brother Victor, Healesville.  Victor’s wife is nee COWEN.  14 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, Caroline, wife of Andrew, Footscray, and mother of Harold 15 years and Agnes 25 years, took poison in 1912, and was found by son.  Admitted to hospital and Brief prepared for charge of attempting suicide, but  prosecution dropped.  12 pages, List 34.

ANDERSON, Christian Peter, enquired for by wife Ann, Boulder, W.A., in 1910.  She has heard of a death recently, and asks if it is him.  Found living in the country, an old age pensioner.  12 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Elizabeth, Balaclava, wrote in 1899 asking police to find her brother William, c52 years, last heard of in Vancouver.  Her letters to him have been returned and are on file.  Mrs. F.M. AMESS of Frankston also writes on her behalf.  Canadian police contacted, but he is not found.  13 pages, List 61.

ANDERSON, Eva, Richmond, 32 years, attempted suicide at her sister Catherine MILLER’s house in 1911; letter explains reason; other siblings were Alice, Jessie, Hannah and Tom.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 98.

ANDERSON, George, 59 Laity St., Richmond.  Anonymous complaint in 1902 that his 6 children are neglected; report on.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, George Robert, sought by mother Catherine, St Kilda, in 1913; she had not heard from him for 18 months, he was then in South Africa, a mining prospector.  2 pages, List 108.

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, Mrs Janet, Heidelberg, wrote in 1913; her husband William Baines Anderson has stopped paying maintenance; has a sister Lottie in Brighton.  Not found.  8 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, John Adam, murdered at Wharparilla in 1913; David Clarence FREEMAN charged.  Detailed report on file, including newspaper report of 2 pages.  21 pages, List 109.

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.

ANNESLEY, Andrew,  tried in 1905 with attempting to murder his wife Phoebe Helen; found guilty he was held in prison until 1910 when released to the care of the Salvation Army.  In 1911 he returned to Eldorado and his concerned wife wrote to the police department.  This is a very large file which covers from 1904 to 1913 and includes letters from various family members and from Dr W. CARTER-WATSON, a Sydney nerve specialist.  List 106.

ANNIS, Robert. Left his family in Sydney and ran off with Mary HOFFMAN in 1902. Found in Melbourne running a hotel, with Mary posing as his wife.

Anonymous letter received by police in 1901, reporting that W.WEIR, wanted for wife maintenance, was in Adelaide, under the name John JAMIESON.  His people live in Carlton.  4 pages, List 49.

ANSELL, Mabel Ronica. Investigation into possible abortion on, at Collingwood in 1919. 5 pages.   List 1.

ANSON, Michael, Emu Creek, Bendigo, asks police in 1895 to find out if the J. Anson who died in Bourke N.S.W. is his son – no.  File includes report on the death.  17 pages, List 28.

ANSTEE, David Richard, Constable, applies for leave of absence in 1916, has enlisted.  4 pages, List 77.

ANTI CONSCRIPTION MEETINGS.  Report on actions of Mrs. BAINES of Socialist Party and East Melbourne resident W.P. McMAHON, 1917.  8 pages, List 3.

ANTISELL, Eliza, wife of Richard of Vine Hotel Richmond, taken by police to Watch House at husband’s request.  File re court case, 1870.  18 pages, List 30.

ANTONIO, John Andrew/Peter, deserted wife Maud nee HARRIS and 4 children at Soldiers Hill Ballarat in 1908; of Spanish descent, c30 years, miner.  In 1910 police are asked to find him, believed in Broken Hill.  Not found.  21 pages, List 96.

ANWYL, Elizabeth, wife of John, Ballarat, wrote a series of letters in 1910 about various people; Mary CONNOR, Edwin HUTCHINGS and wife, nee CLEVE, of Kentish Town London.  Statement from Violet May CLEVE on file.  Report states she is delusional.  23 pages, List 54.

APPLETON, Mrs. Wickham, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1916 re her husband Harry, who left her 11 years ago.  Believed to be in Melbourne and a publican.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 55.

APPLINGTON, Alfred.  Reported missing from Mitchelldale near Dargo in 1898, believed drowned.  Mother believed to be at Ninnitybelle near Cooma, c/- Hugh McDONALD.  Police there interview Hugh who says Alfred is his son, real name Alexander McDonald.  [Note that the death certificate was never amended, and is in the name of Applington.]  8 pages,  List 21.

ARAN, John, died at Springvale in 1896 aged 81 years.  Police called on to arrange burial and report finding his original British Army discharge papers; had been in the Rifle Brigade, discharged 1853, born Denton, Darlington, Co Durham.  Local rumour says he had property, but this prove false.  23 pages, List 30.

ARARAT.  Fire at Crown Hotel,  in 1895, licensee Mrs. Ellen MULLINS, owner Mrs. Sarah Jane THOMAS .  6 pages, List 26.

ARCHER, Alfred. Murdered William James MATTHEWS at Strathmerton in 1898; found guilty and hanged. He had lived with Julia GROVES for some time. Her brother Philip John CANTLON mentioned. Dispute over reward etc. Very large file.   List 1.

ARENTS, Louis.  Belgian Consul in Melbourne seeks his whereabouts on behalf of relatives.  Found.  8 pages, List 23.

ARGUS, Mrs. Annie, died at Seymour shortly after childbirth in 1901.  She was married to Samuel and had 11 children by him, but had left him and was in a relationship with William CHURCH when she died.  Detailed report and history given.  11 pages, List 52.

ARGUS, J.T., deserted wife E. and two children at Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1903.  Found in Western Australia; no photo.  8 pages, List 46.

ARMFIELD, E. Constable. Charged with misconduct towards Hannah McALEESE and Agnes MATTEI in 1900; reduced in rank and transferred. Large file, List 2.

ARMFIELD, Nellie, Perth WA, wrote in 1911, has heard that A.B. CROWLEY is in Melbourne; she has a maintenance order against him.  Not found.  13 pages, List 99.

ARMOUR, Peter, master mariner, born Paisley Scotland 1864; had to be taken off ship as found to be in a ‘fragile mental state’ in 1917 and taken to institution.  Wife Johanna, Redfern, wrote two letters about the situation.  16 pages, List 74.

ARMSTRONG, Thomas William, warder, Claremont Lunatic Asylum, W.A., wrote in 1915 re his wife Alice nee ROBINSON and daughter Agnes, who have left him and were believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 82.

ARMY MUTINY, 1st World War.  Report of 1918 mutiny in 3rd Division Ammunition Column at Weincourt France and later at General BIRDWOOD’s headquarters, involving Gunner Arthur WOODS, (solicitor, Victoria) Drivers FIADOUX (from Adelaide), EVANS, (blacksmith, South Australia), FRUEDENSTEIN (farmer, NSW) and H. ELLIOT (tram conductor, Sydney, leader in 1915 tram strike).  Police asked to identify Woods, who is believed to have returned to Victoria, and report on his ‘Bolshevik’ tendencies.   5 pages, List 3.

ARNOLD, Arthur, Sandstone, W.A., wrote in 1909 seeking details of his father John, last heard of in Box Hill with second wife and step daughter Louisa WEAVER.  The latter is traced.  5 pages, List 91.

ARNOLD, Mrs. George.  Confidential enquiries requested as to her character, by A. HUTCHISON in 1899, she had recently removed from Hawthorn to Kew.  Report supplied.  6 pages, List 41.

ARNOLD, George Henry or Harry, German, 45 years, deserted wife Mary Jane and 5 children at Chiltern in 1910; she is destitute.  21 pages, List 98.

ARNOLD, Sarah. Quarrelled with husband William and took poison at North Melbourne, 1915.   List 1.

ARRELL, Lillie E., Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1917 re her eldest son Henry J., who returned from South Africa c1907 and went to Victoria.  11 pages, List 72.

ARTER, Rose.  Information sought by mother Mrs. John Arter, Glen Creek via Yackandandah in 1916.  She had been nursing at Lewisham Hospital in NSW but had left and not written to the family.  Found; had given birth to an illegitimate child.  13 pages, List 78.

ARTHUR, child born 1898 at Thorpdale, died soon after and buried by father.  Not registered, report on, 15 pages, List 19.

ASHBY, William Charles, wrote from Coolgardie W.A. in 1900, asking help to locate his father William, last heard of at Fish Creek.  Found.  13 pages, List 47.

ASHBY, William C., Ravensthorpe, Phillips River, W.A., wrote in 1902 re his father in law and family who haven’t replied to his letters; were at South Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

ASHBY, William C.  Wrote from Ravensthorpe W. A. in 1904, seeking W.G. LUCAS and his his daughter Norah Lavinia LUCAS.  Her married her sister but she died shortly after marriage.  He wanted Norah, who was 17 years old, to go there and marry him, although they had never met.  11 pages, List 14.

ASHCROFT, William.  Reports in 1902 that his 12 years old son John has been missing for 12 days.  5 pages, List 18.

ASHFOLD, Archie.  Information sought by Alfred John Ashford, his father, in 1908. He was at Messrs BURT BROS, Brick House Station, Carnarvon A, not heard from for some months.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 85.

ASHMAN, Herbert, newsagent, Collingwood, wrote in 1902 on behalf of  Mr. BIRCH, who is blind, asking if he cn play his organ ner the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne; shopkeepers have complained.  1 page, List 63.

ASHTON MAGAZINE RIFLE LTD.  Complaint in 1899 that police Sergt A.E. DUNGEY is a director and this is against regulations.  Copy of Annual Report etc., on file.  Other directors were Charles PERRIN of Abbotsford, engineer, and F. FISHER, Booroorban, NSW, a storekeeper.  8 pages, List 41.

ASHTON, H. McBlann, Sydney, wrote in 1909 advising he has been supporting his wife and family in Melbourne for 5 years, has asked him to join him there.  2 pages, List 91.

ASKWITH, Mrs. J.  Wrote a number of letters in 1900 re loss of property when she moved from Melbourne to Stockman, Big River Marysville in 1900.  Local man James J. DUCKWORTH also wrote; she was 80 years old.  Ernest KELSON, c40 years suspected, and his background given.  24 pages, List 14.

ASTLEY, Mary Ann, Camperdown NSW, wrote in 1911 has read of a robbery on her son Charles, is concerned.  Daughter in law is interviewed.  6 pages, List 66.

ATKINS, Alfred Enoch, accidentally by machinery of International Harvester Co., at Showgrounds in 1909.  File re locating family in South Australia, possessions etc.  15 pages, List 90.

ATKINS, Mrs. E., Cobar NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking daughter Mrs. Emily BARTLEY, wife of Theodore; found, living apart from husband.  10 pages, List 79.

ATKINSON, Arthur, 19 years, went to New Zealand for work.  In 1904 mother asked police to find him as she hadn’t heard from him.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

ATKINSON, Harry, private enquiry sought by brother George, Carnarvon, W. Aust. in 1902.  He was 31 years, a butcher, single, has been corresponding with Rose PLOWMAN of Bowral NSW, may be using the name NEWMAN.  Not found.  5 pages, List 63.

ATKINSON, James. Deserted wife Lily in Port Melbourne, 1898.   List 1.

ATKINSON, Nathaniel Spencer, carpenter, deserted wife Elizabeth and four children in Burnley pre 1902.  Found.  4 pages, List 61.

ATLEY, Christina, attempted suicide at Kensington in 1910; family are farmers at Craigieburn.  No prosecution.  6 pages, List 93.

AUERBACH, G., Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1911, seeking brother in law William DEVEREUX, vaudeville artist.  Found.  7 pages, List 96.

AUGUSTINE, Laurence, Balmoral, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his father Vincent, at Woods Point in 1892,and his sister Honorah.  He and his siblings were made Wards of the State in 1877.  Father had died.  4 pages, List 80.

AUSTIN, Mrs. Jean, wife of Thomas Linton Austin, head teacher, North Fitzroy, placed in Inebriates Home in 1908 by her sister Mrs. ELLIOTT.  Anonymous letter alleges being held against her will, but investigation shows this is incorrect.  3 pages, List 54.

AUSTIN/AUSTEN, Mary Ann.  Anonymous letter from Footscray in 1913 claims that she is about to be married to George JACKSON and ‘is a perfect imbecile’, he is only marrying her for property she inherited and any children will have to be put in an asylum.  Her siblings and the Salvation Army are interviewed.  5 pages, List 109.

AUSTIN, Moffit, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1910 asking for the address of his son Arthur, 13 years, who was with Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Co., and believed in Melbourne.  His wife interviewed, her son is with her; stated that she had left Moffit some years ago and that her life would be in danger if her address was revealed and it is not.  21 pages, List 92.

AVERY, Henry.  Writes from Eaglehawk in 1864, complaining of interference of Sgt. RICHARDS in his attempt to purchase land.  4 pages, List 4.

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BAARSEN, Claus, injured in accident a Tooradin in 1900 and taken to hospital by police.  He was a Norwegian, a sailor, working for Mr. BASAN, licensee of Bridge Hotel.  8 pages, List 47.

BACKSHALL, Florence, 12 years old, daughter of Michael J., assistant railway guard in South Australia, was given away by him in 1895 to a Mr. NEWTON who advertised, wishing to adopt a young girl.  The family boarded with a Mrs KAESEHAGAN in Adelaide, and she subsequently received a letter from a Mrs. CLAREHUGH of St. Kilda, who wrote that Newton had abandoned the girl in her boarding house.  11 pages, List 28.

BADROCK, Cecil, son of Margaret, committed to State care in 1906; father Bert CAMBOURNE deserted them.  Letter from Margaret on file.  13 pages, List 101

BAFFICO, Domenico.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property he left after his death in 1877.  5 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, Ellen Josephine, came from South Africa in 1908 to stay with great uncle John YOUNG at Castlemaine, but he died before she could arrive.  Her brother George R. Bailey, Carlingford via Moree, NSW, asked police to look after her on arrival, but they establish that Cr IRELAND has done that, and she is about to become a mother.  7 pages, List 84.

BAILEY, Spencer John, Ballarat East, wrote in 1910 asking for a motor cycle license even though under 18; has been riding for 3 years.  2 pages, List 96.

BAILEY, Walter Arthur, 19 years, labourer, wanted for non payment of a fine in 1928; photograph on a motor bike on file.  4 pages, List 59.

BAINES, Thomas, J.P., Ipswich, Qld, wrote in 1903 seeking sister Mrs. Louisa WOODYATT, who once lived at Ballarat.  Found. 8 pages, List 65.

BAINES, W., Adelaide, wrote in 1905 seeking details of his brother John, last heard of c14 years ago when working with Charles HERMANN at his selection in Gippsland possibly near Warragul.  John was a native of South Shields, Durham County, England, and his brother thinks he has me with foul play.  Not found.  11 pages, List 64.

BAIRD, Mrs. E., wrote from Wyndham via Bombala NSW in 1899, complaining of actions of Orange Lily Remedy Company, Sydney, who had not sent her pills ordered, and Union Manufacturing & Agency Co., who sent Organette musical instrument that arrived damaged.  Flyers from both companies on file.  Her 4 page letter is unclear at times.  44 pages, List 39.

BAKER, Alfred Herbert, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Qld., wrote in 1917 seeking A.C. TINSDALE, Cinema Exchange, Melbourne, who had entered into a contract with him to open a Brisbane branch and supply films and had had not complied with the contract.  8 pages, List 74.

BAKER, Annie C. nee URE, Eastwood, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her sister Mrs. Isabella THOMPSON, wife of Jack, and their children Cyril and George. The family were from Glasgow.  8 pages, List 72.

BAKER, Betsy Jane, Horsham, deserted by husband George, labourer, 53 years, Victorian; may be with Minnie HARRICKS, c27 years.  Located interstate.  17 pages, List 67.

BAKER, Cuthbert Sholton, deserted wife Margaret at Bendigo in 1915, left with Myra LEWIS.  Arrested at Adelaide, but magistrate refused to remand him.  8 pages, List 78.

BAKER, F.A. (Rev.)  Writes from Koroit in 1865 on behalf of a woman who married Thomas GREGSON in 1852.  He left for the diggings shortly afterwards and has never been heard of again.  She wishes to marry someone she has been living with, but seeks confirmation of Gregson’s death.  5 pages, List 4.

BAKER, James Gordon.  Arrived in Melbourne c1882, joined Permanent Artillery and was promoted.  Copy of him in uniform in file.  He married a widow, J. McTAGGART, who had two children.  In 1895 they left the colony under false names as he was wanted for fraud and forgery; he was then c34 years old.  He was a nephew of Colonel Valentine Baker, and his mother lived at Windsor, Belfast, Ireland.  In 1899 the file was briefly re-activated, but not found.  Large file.  List 43. See introduction re ordering copies of photographs.

BAKER, Seymour. Left wife and daughter at Carisbrook and went to Western Australia prior to 1899. Has now stopped sending maintenance, and wife believes he is living with another woman. Police find a Miss PAGE is with him. 10 pages, List 2.

BAKER, William, discharged from A. Battery, Albert Park in 1895, formerly in Royal Artillery, c38 years.  Has equipment with him and is required to return it.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

BALL, Rosanna, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909, asking police to arrange certification that he had summonsed her husband Charles for maintenance some years before.  7 pages, List 90.

BALLARD, John, Constable No 3924.  File re his financial situation in 1913. Had a child to Miss MAXFIELD, which was taken in by State government and boarded out to Mrs PHILLIPS, widow, Victoria St., Richmond; he has failed to pay maintenance.  Also had twins to Gertrude BARNETT, Dandenong, now 3 years old.  22 pages, List 106.

BAMBRIDGE, Emily, in service with Mr. WILKINSON, MLA, asks police in 1895 if Henry Bambridge, injured in a mining accident in Qld is her father, who left in 1886.  Police confirm it is him.  6 pages, List 28.

BAMFORD, Elizabeth, died from poisoning at Kilferra in 1913.  Detailed detective report on file, copy of inquest testimony etc.  A very large file.  List 94.

BANFIELD, Edward.  Wrote from W.A. in 1905 seeking information on his father Henry’s will.  He had died at Preston.  5 pages, List 10.

BANK OF VICTORIA, Bendigo.  Large file on 1905 case in which Ian, son of manager John William ALLAN is shot in ear by supposed robber.  Police interview Alick Kerr, Louis Mueller, Allan’s niece Mollie Allan and Teresa Allan and conclude that he shot himself, although his father refuses to accept this.  List 3.

BANNERMAN, G.R., wife wrote from Coogee NSW in 1912; has not been heard from for 9 months; found.  6 pages, List 101.

BANNERMAN, George Robert.  Address sought by divorced wife in Coogee NSW in 1916; he owed maintenance for his crippled child.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

BANTON, Sarah.  Living with John McELHINEY at Korumburra in 1899.  Stillborn child buried in background; prosecuted.  11 pages, List 23.

BANTY, Leon. [BAUTY?] Information sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1897.  He was separated from his family and had lived at Edenhope for last 40 years.  Police find he died in 1896 and file contains details of cost of burial and disposal of property.  His brother in Lausanne is a clergyman.  25 pages, List 40.

BARBER, Robert.  Died in Melbourne in 1902.  Mrs. Lucy Barber writes from Albury asking if this is her husband who left her 6 years ago.  Police report he was 55 years old, an architect, had a wife and family in Perth, W.A.  8 pages, List 19.

BARBOON, Annie, Aboriginal, died at Dimboola in 1912.  Report of death and burial arrangements.  2 pages, List 104.

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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

BARTON, Arthur James and wife, living in Richmond in 1912 when he went to work and didn’t return.  His wife has now given birth and is destitute; will be returning to Arncliffe Sydney with sister Mrs WILLIAMS.  Barton is a carpenter, English, 38 years.  7 pages, List 104.

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.

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.

BAUM, H.A., Sale, 16 years, wrote in 1912, seeking a license to ride a motor bike; refused.  3 pages, List 104.

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.

BEAUFORT DEEP LEADS MINE.  Trouble between striking unionists and non union labour is detailed in the 1913 file.  Unions Thomas ABREY and George THOMPSON were arrested for attempted murder.  Bendigo journalist Robert Charles PRINCKMAN supplies statement re a threat from John R. LITTLE.  17 pages, List 109.

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.

BEER, Harry Smith, sought by Grace CARTWRIGHT, Leichardt, in 1913; has not provided support for her child, believed in Melbourne.  A silversmith; found.  5 pages, List 108.

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.

BENDING, Mrs Rachel, died suddenly at Beaufort in 1911.  Detailed investigation.  14 pages, List 98.

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.

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.

BENT, William, c50 years, caretaker of 318 Queen Street Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1913.  Found by boarded William MALADY and taken to hospital.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 109.

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.

BERLOWITZ, Margaret Jane, licensee of the Yarraville Hotel, denies allegation by T. MURPHY that gambling is going on, and signs agreement that none will be allowed.  23 pages, List 101.

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.

BERNOULLI, Rose, laid a charge of assault against William PRATT, with whom she was living, in 1913, the withdrew it and accused police of bullying.  A very detailed report on her character etc is on file.  14 pages, List 107.

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.

BEST, Alexander, sought by brother Edward, Beulah Tasmania, in 1911.  He went to Victoria 14 years ago, 47 years.  Not found.  12 pages, List 98.

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.

BIBBY, John Thomas, c22 years, engine driver.  Warrant issued by Agnes Christine LUKE of Albury in 1913; deserted his illegitimate child in 1910.  Her brothers will pay costs to bring him back.  19 pages, List 108.

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.

BIDDULPH, Basil Albert, sought by Katherine, Balmain, in 1910.  5 pages, List 96.

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. CONNECTION FOUND.

BILLSON, A.A., wrote a private letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913 re his wife’s 83 year old aunt MUDIE, whose husband has stolen her jewellery; found at pawnshop.  5 pages, List 108.

BINGHAM, Mrs Anne, Wonthaggi.  Anonymous letter in 1911 claims she’s a sly grog seller.  Report.  5 pages, List 100.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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, Lillian Alma, born Tasmania 1895, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1912 and registered him as Stanley Roy SMITH, and herself as Lily Smith.  Her mother Mrs REYNOLDS is living at Yarra Glen, and find out what had happened.  File has Lillian’s Tasmanian birth certificate and arrangements to correct the entry for Stanley.  13 pages, List 102.

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, Caroline, Scarsdale, deserted by husband George Albert Black in 1913.  4 pages, List 107.

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, Spiro, had four children by Mrs INDOVINO of Carlton; details of both lifestyles are given.  3 pages, List 96.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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, 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.

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.

BLAKE, Jessie, Hyde Park Sydney, wrote in 1913, seeking her husband William, who has not supported for ten years; she is destitute.  Found.  6 pages, List 108.

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.

BLAIR, Fanny/Frances A., believed living with Mrs CHEONG at Sailor’s Flat Whroo in 1898,  In 1911 Sydney Rescue Work Society wrote on behalf of her male child; left there 12 years ago.  8 pages, List 97.

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, Patrick, deserted wife Elizabeth and 5 children at Ballarat c1901; butcher, 48 years.  In 1907 she heard he was in W.A.; located, he promised to pay maintenance (signed form on file).  In 1911 she wrote and asked if the person killed at Charters Towers was him; no.  14 pages, List 95.

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.

BLEWETT, Charles, died in Melbourne in 1911; file re disposing of his property.  His sister in law Jessie Wilson Blewett, found in Sydney.  14 pages, List 98.

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.

BLURTON, George, Mundubbera Qld., in 1912 sought information about his parents; he is getting married shortly.  His brother and himself were taken in the Industrial School after their father’s death. Police establish his mother Emma’s background, but don’t reveal all to him.  8 pages, List 105.

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.

BONE, Mrs May, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1911.  Husband Frederick left there for Melbourne 18 months ago, and hasn’t been heard from for a year.  He is c60 years old.  She has heard a report that he was drowned, but this is disproved.  4 pages, List 99.

BONHAM, Kathleen, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912; husband John had left her.  5 pages, List 103.

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.

BONNER, John, Campbellfield, wrote in 1912 r John Bonner, who was left in NSW some forty years ago by his brother Michael, dairy farming at Young.  He was born in Co Donegal Ireland, and the uncle of the writer.  Relative found.  3 pages, List 103.

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.

BOYES, William, deserted wife and child at Richmond in 1912; Victorian, c23 years.  She is destitute.  4 pages, List 106.

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.

BRADLEY, Mrs T., Brisbane Qld., complained in 1910 that her daughter has been with W. DITCHAM, showman for 6 months, and he won’t return her.  Traced.  9 pages, List 94.

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.

BRAGG, Andrew Francis, Queenscliff, soldier, reported theft of suit; Thomas William PARRATT, a soldier is suspected.  Photo.  2 pages, List 97.

BRAITHWAITE, Phoebe, Ringarooma, Tasmania, wrote in 1913, seeking Lenie BARBER.  Her parents Matthew and Kate nee BAKER were in Geelong 20 years ago; Kate died c15 years ago.  The writer is Kate’s sister.  4 pages, List 109.

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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

BRENNOCK, Sarah, last heard of as a domestic servant in Moonee Ponds; mother Mrs C. HEATHERILL, Wagga Wagga, seeks her.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

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