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NAMES OF PEOPLE LISTED AND DETAILS PROVIDED. (These are only a small sample of the information that is extant. The fiche indexes contain many more names; see the Introduction for more details.)

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MacALLISTER, Ruby Florence, in the care of a nurse, received from Isabella, Brunswick.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McALPINE, Euphemia, Flemington, failed to register birth of her daughter Elsie’s illegitimate child Thelma Louisa in time in 1904. 4 pages, List 51.

McAWY [?] N., St. Kilda, nurse; has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

MABBETT, Mrs. Mary, widow, gave birth to illegitimate child in South Melbourne in 1901; no prosecution.    5 pages, List 37.

McBEAN, Charity Ann, Pascoe Vale, resigns as nurse in 1900, is going interstate with her husband, a baker.  3 pages, List 32.

McBLACK, John.  Has illegitimate child of Kate BROWN, applies to register as nurse, 1904.  Note states wife is being prosecuted under ILP Act.  2 files, List 15.

McBRIDE, C.A. Bendigo. Application to adopt Rubert George STEER, 1900, 4 pages.

McCALL, Sarah V., Windsor, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McCALLUM, Mary Winifred, nurse, South Melbourne, had charge of a child.  Monthly Return, February 1899. List 27.

McCALLUM, May W., nurse, Footscray, had charge of a child.   August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

McCALLUM, Sarah, Port Melbourne, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McCARRON, Eileen, daughter of Cecelia, with a nurse.  Monthly Return January 1904.

McCARTHY, Mrs. Emily J., Northcote, applied for registration in 1903.  Report states husband Edward, boot maker,  has ill-used her, and registration refused.  Reference from E. BASTINGS on file.  6 pages, List 46.

McCARTHY, Harold, mother Mary, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse and moved during month.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McCARTY, Mrs. S. Macarthur, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Alice HALL.

McCLURG, Nora, Windsor, nurse, has three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McCONNELL, John.  Charged with failure to register birth of child in his house in South Yarra within required time, 1899.  Subsequently married the child’s mother Mary Ann.  6 pages, List 30.

McCONNELL, Muriel, mother Letitia, Queen St., Melbourne, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McCORMACK, Mary, wife of David, Yarrawonga, applied for registration in 1905, has Reginald THOMPSON, child of Jane.  6 pages, List 47.

McCREADY, Ann.  Wants to adopt Leslie Clarence BLACKWOOD, son of one of her married daughters, who was fined for child cruelty, 1905.  3 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND

McCUNNIFFE, Joseph. Son of Mary of Adelaide South Aust. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June Monthly Returns.

McDERMOTT, John Thomas, mother Mary, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McDIARMID, Clarissa Merinda, wife of Duncan, of Horsham, applies to be registered, 1906, so she can take Wilma,  illegitimate child of Sarah Jane HILL.   3 pages, List 2.

McDONALD, Alice, Carlton, nurse, has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

McDONALD,  Alice J, Port Melbourne, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

McDONALD, Donald.  Adopted Violet Rose WILSON in 1904.  List 15.

MacDONALD, Edith, mother Althena M.A., Hawthorn; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McDONALD, Elsie B., born 1902; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

McDONALD, Herbert Newton, mother Margaret, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McDONALD, Isabella, came from New Zealand to give birth to illegitimate child Leslie in 1903.  Child born at home of Susan BOND of Carlton, who is charged with failure to register the birth in time.  8 pages, List 49.

MACDONALD, Jane McD., Hawthorn, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McDONALD, Mary. Lygon Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.

McDONALD, Mary, gave birth to illegitimate child on train near Birchip in 1907; subsequently married the father BARBER.  Living in Redan when file created re non registration of child.  4 pages, List 52.

McDONNELL, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas, Mansfield, applies for registration, has daughter Margaret’s illegitimate child Hector.  4 pages, List 43.

McDONOUGH, Eileen, in the care of a nurse, received from Foundling Hospital, Broadmeadows.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McDOWALL, L.F., mother E., Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MACE, Maurice, born 1901; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

McEWAN, Winifred, mother Bridget, with a nurse at St. Kilda in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

McFADDEN, Ernest Joseph,   mother Mary, Brunswick, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McFADDEN, G.S., mother A., Clydebank; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McFADYEN, Sarah, Brunswick, registered nurse, has child Eric Heggen TURNER, son of Amy, in 1899.  5 pages, List 29.

McFARLANE, Andrew, licensee, Philadelphia Hotel, Port Melbourne, charged with failure to register illegitimate birth there in 1902.   Mother Mary TAYLOR was a servant there; subsequent licensee Mrs. Rachel SEYMOUR involved.  7 pages, List 20.

McFARLANE, Eliza, 15 months old, died at home of Mrs. SPICER of Williamstown in 1901; boarded out to her.  2 pages, List 37.

McFARLANE, Isabella, widow, South Hamilton, to adopt Doris May WHEELER, mother Annie Edith of Warrnambool, in 1905.  3 pages, List 47.

McFOWLER, Dorothy, mother Mary, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

McFOWLER, Dorothy, born 1899, mother May of North Melbourne. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

McGARRY, Myrtle, infant of Josephine, married woman, barmaid in Melbourne, died in 1895.  Had been with Mrs. Ellen MITCHELL of Fitzroy, then Mrs. Margaret PAYNE of Carlton, neither of whom were registered as nurses under the Act.  10 pages, List 24.

McGILCHRIST, Edmund, child of Grace of Narracoorte South Australia, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

McGOWAN, Edward, mother May, adopted by Ethel PHILLIPS of North Carlton in 1900.  3 pages, List 32.

McGRATH, Ivey, mother Daisy, Prahran; child in hospital; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McGRATH, Joseph, in the care of a nurse, received from child’s aunt Mrs. CAILI, Readesdale.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McGREGOR, Elizabeth. Drummond Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

McGUINNESS, Catherine, Bairnsdale.  Reports in 1900 that she has taken charge of James Frederick McGuinness, born Brunswick 1899, her son Christopher’s child.  The mother has died.  6 pages, List 32.

McINTOSH, Dora Solomon. Mother Catherine, Carlton. With nurse. May/June 1900 Monthly Returns, List 2 and 33.

McINTOSH, Mary. Argyle Place Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.

McINTOSH, Mrs. Jane, of Geelong.  Applies for registration as a nurse and is refused.  Has two children of her own already.  Claim that she was paid to adopt Cyril Clive MAYS, illegitimate child of Lilly MAYS of Talbot.  Child is transferred to Mrs. ROUSLEY.  7 pages, List 3.

McINTYRE, Atalanta., writes from East Brunswick in 1904, applies to be registered as a nurse.  3 pages, List 9.

McINTYRE, Charles,  mother Martha, Williamstown; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McKAY, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Yarraville, wants to adopt Howard Cecil GONSAL, mother Elizabeth, in 1904, 6 pages, List 39.

MacKAY, Edward Isiah. Of Pascoe Vale, applied to adopt Winifred Kathleen, born 1897, daughter of Kathleen HUNT of Carlton, in 1899. 5 pages, List 2.

McKAY, Gladys, illegitimate daughter of Mary, died at home of unregistered nurse Mrs. GRIFFITHS, Napier St., Fitzroy in 1896; she had applied for registration, but child died first.  8 pages, List 25.

McKELLAR, Louisa. Daughter of Florence of Brunswick. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

McKELLIN, Kate, Yarraville, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McKENNA, Irene M., mother Alice, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

McKENZIE, Alfred.  Son of Elizabeth.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

McKENZIE, Alma Gladys, born 1899 in South Yarra home of Margaret ARMSTRONG, mother Mary living apart from her husband.  Armstrong taken to court for failure to register birth in required time.  8 pages, List 30.

McKENZIE,M.E., Northcote, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McKENZIE, Mary, gave birth to female child (Ida?) in St. Kilda home of nurse Mrs. Amy HOLLAND in 1907.  She claimed to be a married woman, MACK, was accompanied by a friend Mrs. ROSS; believed they came from Sydney.  The child was given to nurse Jennie ROSE of Elsternwick the next day, and they left.  Amy Holland charged with failure to register birth within 3 days.  14 pages, List 33.

McKINNON, Cyril, mother Helen, Korong Vale, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

McKINNON, Duncan, mother Maggie, North Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

McKINNON, May, daughter of Annie, adopted by John West LAW, town missionary, Ballarat in 1902, 2 years old.  4 pages, List 47.

MACKINTOSH, Frederick McCall, mother Helen, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

MACKINTOSH, F. McColl, mother Helen, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.    February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McKNIGHT, Robert, Maldon,  1902, asks if his illegitimate child James EDWARDS can be given to his sister in law Mrs. Margaret McKNIGHT.  3 pages, List 22.

McLACHLAN, Ada, nurse, Brunswick, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McLAUGHLIN, Bridget, Brunswick, nurse ,has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McLAURNAN, Nina,  mother Matilda, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McLEAN, Ada Elizabeth Jane, gave birth to illegitimate female child at her parent’s house in Barker’s Creek in 1900.  Her mother Ellen is charged with failure to register birth within required time.  Local solicitor pleads their case, (a son works for him) and prosecution is dropped.  12 pages, List 32.

McLEAN, Mrs. Elizabeth. Homebush Lower, registered as a nurse, 1893; has Rosalie ROWLAND, daughter of Mabel.

McLEAN, Mary.  Nurse, Brunswick, 1902.  Has child Florence May ROWE, now over 2 years, seeks to resign, refused.  List 15.

McLELLAN, Amelia, adopted by S.H. BARKLA, Terang, in 1907, had been in care of nurse Alvina WOOSTER of Rye.  4 pages, List 52.

McLEOD, Mrs. Bridget, Cheltenham, advised in 1903 that she has child Jean Jacques TRINDER, 5 years, and would like her registration cancelled.  Agreed.  6 pages, List 50.

McLEOD, Reginald, mother Jane, Burnley; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McLEOD, Reginald, transferred from nurse in South Yarra to Elizabeth WALTON of Phillip Island in 1907.  3 pages, List 52.

McLOUGHLIN, Bridget.  Has 2 children in 1901, John STARLING, mother Maria of Gippsland, and Thomas WALL, mother Mary of Leongatha.  Monthly Return, List 14.

McLOUGHLIN, Mrs., nurse, Brunswick.  Anonymous letter in 1901 states that she is neglecting the five infants (unnamed) in her care, has five children of her own, runs cows and sells milk. Report states she was deserted by her husband, an ex-member of the police force, and gives her a good character.  7 pages, List 39.

McLOUGHLIN, Mrs. Bridget, nurse, Brunswick, receives a female infant in 1905, but mother gave false details and can’t be traced.  She is charged, but case dropped at the direction of the Bench.  17 pages, List 47.

McMILLAN, Alice Mary.  Gave birth to illegitimate child Margaret Fairfax SEATON in stepfather’s house in 1904.  List 16.

McMILLAN, Catherine, married woman, East Brunswick, laundress, applied to be registered in 1903.  She has a boarder, Annie GRAHAM, who has been admitted to hospital, leaving her 3 month old infant with McMillan.  6 pages, List 49.

McMILLAN, Ernest Charles, illegitimate son of Helen, to be adopted by nurse Harriet E. BOND, 1902, List 5.

McMILLEN, Melba. Born 1899, mother Ellen, with nurse. May/August 1900 and March 1901 Monthly Returns.  Lists 2, 35 & 8.

McNALLY, Bridget of Carlton, not registered as a nurse, took child Olive Myrtle HEWITT, 1900. Bridget single, has 2 children. Fined.

McNALLY, Eliza. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

McNAUGHTON, Eileen Leonard,  mother Isabel, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McNAY, Catherine, Euroa, married, advised in 1904 that she was to adopt William Thomas, BEATTIE, child of her cousin Marie Isabella.  6 pages, List 48.

McNEE, Mary, Carlton, had one child in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

McNEE, Mary, Carlton, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

McNEILL, Caroline. Brunswick, charged over late registration of birth of illegitimate child Ruby Doris, child of her daughter Alice Maud, 1898. 7 pages, List 2.

McNICOL, Clive, son of Annie, given to nurse Mrs. Mary WILLS, Bendigo, in 1902.  7 pages, List 43.

McPHERSON, Mary. Charged with failure to register birth of the illegitimate child Arthur JEFCOTT, son of Eliza FRAZER, widow of Barwo, at Flemington in 1899. 8 pages. Has child Arthur J. FRASER, son of Eliza of Mansfield in 1901, Monthly Return.  List 14.

McRAE, Grace, mother Jennie, Castlemaine; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Repturn, List 34.

McRAE, Vipan McKellar, mother Fanny, Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

McVICAR, James Edward, son of Ellen, adopted by Mrs. Rebecca JACOBS of Carlton in 1906.  3 pages, List 53.

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MADDEN, Irene.  Mrs Mary LEDIARD of Carlton applies to adopt her in 1904; mother is dead, aunt Sarah currently has her.  4 pages, List 17.

MADDEN, Miss S., North Carlton, advised in 1904 that she had taken in her dead sister’s illegitimate child temporarily and seeking adoption.  4 pages, List 51.

MADDIGAN, William, mother Kate, Brighton; with a nurse in Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

MAGEE, Myrtle Jessie, adopted by Benjamin LEW TOON of Euroa in 1899.  3 pages, List 30.

MAGGS, Frances, mother Esther of Prahran. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MAGNUS, Mrs. Catherine, nurse, Flemington; has children Hugh Charles KAY and Leonard Arnold GORDON, both 3 years old in 1902; asks to be taken off register; refused.  7 pages, List 20.

MAHER, Ellen, Collingwood, applied for registration in 1904; has child Thelma HEATON.  Registration refused.  Mother of child Mrs. Violet Heaton asks reconsideration, she needs to work as husband Charles cannot support her.  8 pages, List 46.

MAHER, Mrs. Mary. West Footscray, registered as a nurse, 1893; had John ANDERSON, child of Mrs Anderson of Carlton.

MAHONEY, M. Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

MAKEPEACE, Clara. Drummond Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.   Had one child, June 1899 Monthly Return.

MAKEPEACE, Clara, wrote from Carlton in 1900, has adopted Louisa McKELLAR, born 1897, daughter of Florence.  She has had child almost since birth.  6 pages, List 32.

MAKEPIECE, William.  Mrs. N. McMAHON of Carlton adopted him in 1904, her brother is father and is in W.A.  Mother Charlotte Makepiece objects and promises to reform.  List 13.  [MAKEPEACE ?]

MAKINS, Usla, Father Nabu MIYATA, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MALING, Leonard, adopted by Denis HEALEY, farmer, Hamilton, in 1898.  3 pages, List 20.

MALONE, Julie, gave birth to illegitimate child Arthur George CASSIN at Windsor in 1896.  She was the wife of Hugh Malone, formerly Julia CLARK, and had separated from him.  Child died in 1897.  11 pages, List 26.

MALONE, Mrs. Mary Power. Port Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Gertrude DRIES.

MALONEY, Ethel, mother Margaret of Berringa. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MALONEY, Violet. Mother Elizabeth, Fitzroy. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MANDERS, Eliza. Fenwick Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Return, Lists 1 and 2.  Has two children, June 1899 Monthly Return. Has one child, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

MANDERS/MAUNDERS, Eliza, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

MANGAN, Olive, in the care of a nurse, received from Sisters of St Joseph, Broadmeadow.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MANGAN, Olive, mother  Margaret, Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MANGAN, Sarah, Brunswick, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MANLEY, Ellen, Coburg, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

MANN, Gordon Bentley, son of Helen Duncan Mann, adopted by Rhoda and William SMITH of Port Melbourne in 1900.  Previously with nurse Sarah SIEVERS of Brunswick. 8 pages, List 20.

MANN, Julia, Burnley, nurse;  has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

MANTALL, John Thomas, Windsor.  Emily HODDER gave birth to an illegitimate child at his house, 7 pages, List 17.

MARCHMENT, Mrs., wrote from Spring Gully Rd (near Bendigo) in 1902, wishes to adopt Ralph McCRAE.  4 pages, List 22.

MARSH, M., Brunswick, nurse, advises in 1899 that she has child Charles Albert SKELTON, mother Elizabeth.  6 pages, List 30.

MARSH, M., Brunswick, advised in 1899 that she had child Edward Millet RICHARDS, mother Hannah.  5 pages, List 30.

MARSHALL, Jane.  Nurse, at Elsternwick in 1902, Edith CUTTEN dies in her care, no blame.  List 12.

MARSHALL, Solomon, Ballarat East, to adopt Doris Lillian COLLINS in 1902; mother Ada, child born at home of her sister Mrs. GRIFFIN.  8 pages, List 43.

MARTELL, H., Moonee Ponds, has adopted Doris GORDON, was with Nurse MILLER at Carlton, 1900.

MARTIN, Charles Robert, being cared for by Annie and Charles MARTIN; mother died, father has five other children.  The mother was Charles’s sister.  They live in Staghorn Flat Yackandandah in 1897, and ask if need to be registered under Act.  8 pages, List 28.

MARTIN, Henry.  Born Women’s Hospital 3 November 1893, mother Selina.  See HOLMES, Emily.

MARTIN, James, mother Mattie of Fitzroy. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MASON, Adelaide.  Adopted by Rose WERNET in 1901.  List 14.

MASON, Annie, infant, died at nurse Honora Cecilia BURTON’s home in 1904; Joseph GREGORY had died previously.  Report.  9 pages, List 51

MASON, Edith, child, aunt Mary COOPER of Braybrook, with a nurse, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

MASON, Margaret, mother Margaret, single, with a nurse. October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

MASON, Margaret, mother Margaret, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MASON, Pauline.  Wrote in 1901 re adoption of child.  List 14.

MASON, Mrs. Pauline, wife of Francis Augustine, bricklayer,Ballarat, adopted Walter GIDDES, born 1901, son of Ruby Agnes, in 1903.  5  pages, List 47.

MATHERSON, Herrick, mother Isabella Jane, Yarraville; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MATHESON, William, mother Ellen WHITE, Toorak; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MATHESON, William, in the care of a nurse, received from Walter WHITE, Toorak.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MATHIESON, Christian.  Daughter Amelia gives birth to illegitimate child in his house in 1900; charged with failure to register birth in time.  14 pages, List 20.

MATHIESON, Elizabeth, gave birth to illegitimate child Florence May in 1895.  Child left with registered nurse at Burnley, then taken to her mother at Rushworth, but her father won’t have it.  The father of the child, James GREGORY, mail contractor, married, of Rushworth, writes he will adopt it rather than pay maintenance.  13 pages, List 24.  Later writes to confirm adoption, 1896.  4 pages, List 24.

MATTHEW, Leslie McKenzie, mother F.V., Northcote; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MATTHEWMAN, J.L.  of Fitzroy, adopted Gladys May CAIN, daughter of Harriet.  4 pages, List 4.

MAUNDERS, Eliza, Carlton, registered nurse, had 2 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

MAXFIELD, Jack, born 1901, with a nurse. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

MAXWELL, Christian. Grattan Street Carlton. Nurse, has a child. April 1899 Monthly Return. Has four children.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  Has several children. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MAXWELL, Mrs. W., South Hamilton, reports removal of unnamed child from her care by its mother; resigns as nurse.  2 pages, List 24.

MAY, Annie, nurse, Fitzroy, adopts Lilian CHAMBERLAIN in 1902; mother Agnes is of Arnold’s Bridge. 5 pages, List 43.

MAY, Annie, nurse, Fitzroy.  Has L. CHAMBERLAIN, mother Agnes.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

MAY, G. Clement, solicitor, Tallangatta, advised in 1907 that Mrs. Mary COLEMAN of Mitta Mitta, widow, has adopted Mary Rose HARTLEY, born Junee NSW 1905, the daughter of Thomas and Alice; the latter died shortly afterwards.   3 pages,  List 33.

MAYER, Henry G., mother Louisa, North Melbourne; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

MAYNARD, Charles, son of Florence, adopted by Thomas and Lettia MATTHEWS, Nhill, in 1900.  13 pages, List 36.

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MEADOWS, Pauline May, taken in by nurse Mrs. Harriet Mary THOMPSON of Brunswick in 1899, came from Miss Sutherland’s Home, but subsequently returned.  5 pages, List 30.

MEAGHER, James F,. mother Ellen, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MEANY, May F., mother Annie, Gippsland; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MEATES, Frances, mother AliceMay, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MEDLEY, Mrs. Ruth, wrote from Richmond in 1906; has child Robert WANDIN, mother Ellen, applies for registration, but withdraws it, and child given to Nurse WEBB of Burnley.  5 pages, List 22.

MEGGS, Keith.  With a nurse, relative Mrs. Cummins of Caulfield, March 1901 Monthly Return.  List 8.

MEIKLEJOHN, Ellen.  Cheltenham, nurse, 1904.  Had child Walter HUNTER, removed by father W. LLOYD and given to his sister Mrs. ROSS.  List 16.

MEIKLEJOHN, Ellen, nurse, Cheltenham, advised in 1905 that Dollie SMITH had removed her child Archibald and was taking it to the Orphan Asylum, but had not signed her roll book.  Letter from Henry Giles TURNER explaining situation on file.  9 pages, List 46.

MEIKLEJOHN, Ellen  , Essendon, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MELBOURNE CITY MISSION HALL.  Elizabeth Hartnett, Sister in charge, applied in 1904 to have the premises at 103 Albion St., Brunswick registered under the ILP Act for reception of children.  47th Annual Report (1903) on file.  11 pages plus 47 for Report, List 10.

MELDRUM, John A., mother Mary, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

MELLOR, Florrie, adopted by K. PATTERSON of City Road South Melbourne in 1907; she is married, her husband a seaman.  Child brought to her by grandmother from Chiltern; mother of child is Ethel.  3 pages, List  11.

MELROSE, John Joseph, mother Minnie, born in home of Thomas Michael COGHLAN, Abbotsford in 1905.  He is to be charged with failure to register within required time, but writes a pleading letter that the disclosure that they are not married will destroy his career, and they are to marry, so the prosecution is withdrawn.  10 pages, List 47.

MENTHA, Bedelia and Violet Frances, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

MENTHA, Bedelia, mother Bedelia of North Melbourne. With nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MENZEL, Mrs.  Carl Frederick, Hamilton, advised in 1905 that she was adopting Elsie, child of Catherine BROWN of Branxholme.  3 pages, List 46.

MERRICK, Margaret, wrote from Prahran in 1907, advising she had taken in the baby of her daughter Ada MILLIGAN, who had died in Prahran.  The husband William Walter Milligan would keep the two oldest. 4 pages, List 33.

MERRILLEES, Gladys.  Isabella WHITLEY of Carlton takes charge of the child in 1905, she is grandmother.  Gladys is one of twins, but mother can’t cope with both.  List 12.

METCALF, John A.B., with a registered nurse, father Alfred, a labourer.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

METCALF, John A.G., son of Alfred, with a nurse in Footscray in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

MILL, Cecil Eric Henry.  Illegitimate child of Eliza of Hopetoun, adopted by Mary LEAR of Goyura in 1903; her son is the father of the child.  4 pages, List 4.

MILLAR, Catherine, Hotham, nurse, had Amy Georgina LANGLANDS in 1902; removed by father.  3 pages, List 43.

MILLARD, Mrs. J., Frankston.  Applies to adopt her daughter’s illegitimate child Kenneth KERR.  Her daughter is dead.  4 pages, List 18.

MILLER, Agnes, removed child William Royston Miller from nurse and gave to unregistered nurse Mrs. Emily ALLEN of Richmond in 1905; Allen charged.  List 47.

MILLER, Edward, mother Emily L., with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

MILLER, Edward, mother Emily Louisa Miller,Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MILLER, Emma. Cardigan Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899, and May/June 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1, 2, 33. Has 3 children June 1899 Monthly Return.

MILLER, Emma, Carlton, registered nurse, had 3 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

MILLER, Emma, Carlton, had two children in her care.  August 1900 Monthly Return.  List 35.

MILLER, Emma, Carlton, nurse, had three children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

MILLER, Emma, Carlton, had 7 children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

MILLER, Emma, Carlton, nurse, has six children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MILLER, Evelyn. Boarded out with nurse Mrs. Bryan in Hawthorn in 1899. One page form report by Miss S. Sanderson and Mrs. Dyson of Boarding Out Committee.

MILLER, Horace A., mother Jane, RoyalPark, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MILLER, M.A.  Nurse, reports in 1905 that Garnet James TAYLOR has been taken from her by father James.  List 12.

MILLER, Margaret.  Wrote from Murchison in 1904, she has adopted Henry Howard HARRISON, child of Mary of Carlton; her son is father of the child.  4 pages, List 23.

MILLER, Mary Ann, Back Creek, listed as a nurse in October 1903, had no child; no further details given.  List 47.

MILLER, Robert L.S., mother Fanny,Kew; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MILLER, William Royston, mother Agnes, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return,  List 23.

MILLIGAN, Agnes, Carlton, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MILLS, Mrs. Annie, South Melbourne, reports in 1899 she has child AGMA…. (page torn).  4 pages, List 29.

MILLS, Annie.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has children.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

MILLS, Charlotte, Collingwood, has illegitimate child of daughter Norma in her care in 1901; applies for exemption from registration.  7 pages, List 39

MILN, Georgina.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

MINALL, Hannah Bella, gave birth to illegitimate child Edward William Thomas Minall at home of Edward BOURNE in Albert Park in 1902.  Child not registered within 3 days, so prosecution prepared, but dropped when he married her.  12 pages, Lit 43.

MITCHELL, Charles H.  Illegitimate child of Catherine Mitchell OATES of Clunes.  Lydia MORRIS adopted illegally, 1902.  List 5.

MITCHELL, Ellen, Windsor, nurse, has three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MITCHELL, Myra, with a registered nurse, mother Sara Jane of North Fitzory.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

MITCHELL, Stanley William, son of Henry, adopted by his uncle William M. BATE in 1902.  3 pages, List 43.

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MOAR, Elizabeth.  Adopted by Mrs. WHITE of Malvern, nurse HURRELL had her, 1902.  Another file, her parents are married.  List 5.

MOEARY, Martha, nurse, Fitzroy.  Has one child in her care.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

MOEARY, Martha, nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

MOHR, Francis Henry, taken in by nurse Jessie SANDERSON, Carlton, in 1902; birth registered in Adelaide, and child and parents travelled to Melbourne.  Mother is Alice Florence DYER.  4 pages, List 43.

MOLLOY, Eileen.  With a nurse in January 1902 Monthly Return.  List 4.

MOLLOY, Henry McDonald, father Henry, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

MOLLOY, Violet, mother Elizabeth, Fitzroy. With a nurse, June/August 1900 Monthly Returns, List 33 and 35.

MOLONEY, Ethel, mother Margaret at Berringa, with a nurse inCarlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

MONIUS [?], Virginia May; in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. Mary DAVENPORT, Melbourne.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MONK, Frederick.  Illegitimate child Vera Emily MONK born at his house in Clifton Hill in 1898, mother Charlotte ZEIGLER, he is the father.  9 pages, List 18.

MONTEITH, Ivy, infant daughter of Robert of North Melbourne, living with unregistered nurse Mrs. SLEEP of Collingwood in 1903; mother has died. 7 pages, List 49.

MONTGOMERIE, Caroline, registered nurse, South Yarra, had 3 male infants in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

MONTGOMERY, Adam. With a nurse in Melbourne; received from another nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

MONTGOMERY, Adam, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

MONTGOMERY, Stanley B., mother Matilda, Albert Park, with a nurse, Monthly Return August 1899.  List 30.

MONTGOMERY, Stanley B. Born 1898, mother Mary M., Albert Park. With nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MOORE, Catherine.  Nurse, Footscray, child Rachel HYMAN removed by mother, also known as Louie DAVEY, 1904.  List 16.

MOORE, Catherine, Footscray, nurse ; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

MOORE, Isabella, Footscray, nurse, has a a child.   August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

MOORE, Jane, Footscray, advises that Jennie AITKEN had taken her child John Alex. AITKIN to the children’s hospital and not returned – second letter, came back later, delayed. 1897.

MOORE, Jane ,nurse, had charge of a child.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

MOORE, Jane, Footscray, registered nurse, has two children in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

MOORE, Jane, Footscray, nurse, had charage of a child,  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

MOORE, Jane, Clifton Hill, charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Louisa Maud DALTON, born at her home in 1905.  8 pages, List 7.

MOORE, Mrs. Kate, registered nurse, had child Joseph R. DUKE, who died through improper feeding; registration removed, 1898.

MOORE, Mary, came from Adelaide and gave birth to illegitimate child Mary Clare c1890, and died in Melbourne in 1895.  Child cared for by nurse Mrs. FAGAN of Carlton, who approached police about what to do with her.  Child’s grandparents at Strathalbyn, Adelaide, were approached, but declined to take child, who is eventually adopted by unnamed Warrnambool resident.  5 pages, List 22.

MOORE, Nora, Hotham Hill, nurse, has three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MOORING, Ivy M., mother Alice, Hawthorn; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MORAN, Irene, with a nurse, died.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

MORCOMB, Dora, nurse, Fitzroy, has Ruby Duffy GILSON, mother Emma.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

MORECOMB, Dora, nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

MORELAND, Dulcie Eveline, daughter of John, born 1901, adopted by Alexander McGregor COLLIE in
1904.  10 pages, List 42.

MORGAN, David Humphrey, mother Mrs. Catherine, Burnley; with a nurse. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

MORGAN, David Humphrey, son of Mrs. Catherine, adopted by Albert Edward WILLIAMSON of Fitzroy, an upholsterer,  widower, with a 13 year old daughter.  15 pages, List 51.

MORGAN, Percival Horace, adoption by Thomas & Maud McMAHON, Yarraville, 1903; Mother Mary REYNOLDS, Port Melbourne, aged 2yrs 7mths.  List 5, 4 pages

MORIERTY, Alfred,  mother Mary, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34. [MORIARTY??]

MORISON, John, infant; in 1901, removed from nurse Mrs. H.C. BURTON, Carlton, by grandmother Mrs. Alice Morison of Seymour.  Mother Henrietta Morison requests confidentially.  6 pages, List 38.

MORLEY, Mrs., writes from South Melbourne in 1897, has niece Emily COLLINS child William; asks whether she needs to register as a nurse.  15 pages, List 28.

MORRIS, Ellen. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

MORRIS, Emily May, gave birth to child Norman Ferguson in home of Helen KOSKY, Prahran in 1906; not registered in time.  11 pages, List 52.

MORRIS, Mary, midwife, Brunswick, charged with not being registered to run a private hospital in 1905.  Mary WILSON born there to mother Katherine, Albert Park, and given to nurse Annie SLEE, but subsequently died.  Detailed background of Morris given.  27 pages, List 45.

MORRISON, Mrs. A., Carlton, 1906, Salvation Army member, has taken child William HYNDMAN, whose mother is in hospital.  4 pages, List 22.

MORTON, Mary Ann. Lygon Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.

MOYLE, Mrs. E. North Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one child, unnamed.

MOYLE, Sylvia Stockman, Moonambel, gave birth to illegitimate son Reginald Eric in 1905; child died of natural causes.  John RICHARDS had been acquitted of carnal knowledge.  1 page, List 46.

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MUIR, Amelia, Burnley, formerly Prahran, nurse; has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MUIR, Amelia, Windsor, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MUIR, Annie, wife of William, manager of boot factory Richmond, advised in 1900 that she has adopted Ada KERR, 9 months, mother Mrs. Kerr.  Letter on file from nurse Mrs. E. HYDE advising the mother has taken the child back from her.  6 pages, List 36.

MUIR, Lucy A., Windsor, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MUIR, Rachel, Prahran, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MUIR, Robert, mother Alice, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

MULLALY, Henry James, mother Agnes,Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MULLAVEY, Joseph.  With a nurse in Hawthorn; mother Annie.  Monthly Return May 1900, 1 page, List 11.

MULLER, Annie, gave birth to illegitimate daughter Annie Harriet, at home of grandmother Mrs. Emma Muller, Fitzroy.  She charged with failure to register birth in time.  9 pages, List 46.

MULLERY, Margaret. West Melbourne, nurse. May/August 1900 and March 1901 Monthly Returns, has one child.  Lists 2, 35 & 8.

MULLIGAN, Agnes, Carlton, had 2 children in her care. October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

MULLIN, Herbert L., mother Blanche, (Croydon, Qld) with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return  List 26.

MULLIN, Herbert Logan,  mother Blanche Mullin, Croydon, Qld; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MULLINGER, Albert, mother Mary of Prahran. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

MUNRO, Doris, father E. RICHARDS, Coburg, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

MUNRO, Doris.  Adopted by E.J. JOHNSON of Fitzroy in 1904; illegitimate daughter of Doris Munro and Ed. RICKARDS of Coburg.  List 13.

MUNRO, Elizabeth. Coburg, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

MUNRO, Elizabeth, Coburg, nurse.  Had one child in her care.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

MUNRO, Eric, mother Florence, with a nurse, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

MUNRO, M. North Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had a child, but was removed by aunt Miss THORNTON, Top Creek Rochester. Moved to another suburb.

MURNANE, Edith.  Illegitimate daughter of Mary; with nurse O’CONNELL at Carlton for 2 weeks in 1903, then mother took her back.  Married – HOPGOOD, child died in Geelong hospital.  List 16.

MURNANE, Thomas James    With nurse in Fitzroy, although over 2 years old. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MURPHY, Mrs. Ellen, Benalla, applied for registration in 1901, so she can take Mary Eilyn ROBINS while parents Arthur and Mary go to Qld for work; references on file.  11 pages, List 38.

MURPHY, Ellen J., mother Mary, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

MURPHY, Ellen Julia, in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. GOLDSPINK,St Joseph’s Home,Carlton.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MURPHY, Georgina May, in the care of a nurse, received from George Murphy, Albert Park; February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MURPHY, Mary Josephine, in the care of a nurse, received from nurse LYNCH,West Melbourne; February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MURRAY, Alice M.  Wrote from Dunkeld in 1894 advising police department that the illegitimate child James Hamby Dreyer JOYCE had been removed from her care by the mother Miss M. DREYER of Hamilton.  4 pages, List 9.

MURRAY, Charles and wife Mabel, Abbotsford, apply to adopt Marguerite Mary WILSON alias AVERY, born 1901; formerly boarded with Mrs Kate JANNER, registered nurse, Timor near Maryborough,  8 pages, List 5.

MURRAY, Michael, Alfred Town, Ballarat, advised in 1905 that he had taken over the care of daughter Jane’s illegitimate child Frances.  2 pages, List 45.

MURRELL, Ellen.  Registered birth of John Thomas Randle Murrell in 1905 and placed with nurse Sarah YOUREN, using the name Nellie STEWART.  Child died and she gave false evidence, then disappeared.  Child born in home of Mary Kate HOOPER, wife of John Charles, who was a professional nurse.  21 pages, List 4.

MURRIN, Jane, nurse, South Yarra, had three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

MUSCUTT, Elizabeth.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

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NAGEL, Mrs. E. Newport, registered as a nurse, 1893; had an unnamed child, father James LOADER of Harkaway near Berwick.

NAGEL, John. Born 1899, mother Mary, Terang. With nurse. May/August 1900 Monthly Return and March 1901 Monthly Return.  Lists 2, 35 & 8.

NAIRN, Thelma B.  Moreland, to adopt Kenneth Phillip DALY, son of Ellen, in 1904.  4 pages,  List 6.

NALDER, Freda, gave birth of illegitimate child at Richmond in 1893, claimed to be Mrs. ACTON of New Zealand.  File re false registration.  6 pages, List 47.

NANCARROW, Annie Jane, California Gully, listed as a nurse in October 1903, had no child; no further details given.

NANCARROW, Annie Jane, California Gully, advised Lily JURY had been removed from her care by grandparents.  Report on case also mentions that Muriel Florence BAILY, 4 years, had been removed from nurse Elizabeth BUZZA by her parents Thomas and Florence Jane.  6 pages, List 48.

NANTES, John, father John, Northcote; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

NASH, Ellen. Drummond Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.

NEAL, Annie, Kew, nurse, advises she is moving to Blackburn for a few months in 1902.  She has Myra Evelyn RANDALL and Mary JABOUR, both above two years.  7 pages, List 43.

NEILSEN, Susannah, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

NEILSON, Arthur, mother Edith, Salvation Army Home, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

NEILSON, Arthur, son of Annie of Hawthorn, adopted 1902 by Mrs. Ethel HAND of Clifton Hill, 4 pages, List 17.

NEILSON, Freda Irene, mother Violet, Cobram; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

NEILSON, Mrs.  Nurse, Ascot Vale, 1902, has child Ethel May THOMPSON, now 2 years old, wants not to be registered under Act.  Her husband is a carpenter, she has no children of her own.  5 pages, List 14.

NELSON, Matilda,  Northcote, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

NEVIN, Alice, Ballarat East, advised in 1905 that she had the care of Frederick MANSFIELD, son of Ethel May, and intended to adopt him.  Her son Julian is the child’s father.  6 pages, List 46.

NEWCOMBE, Charlotte. Golden Square, Bendigo, registered as a nurse, 1893; had May Ellen O’NEIL, daughter of Johanna.

NEWCOMBE, Charlotte, Bendigo, reports receiving child of Mrs. SEAGER temporarily in 1902; Seager has married again.  7 pages, List 18.

NEWCOMBE, Charlotte, Bendigo, has one infant (unnamed) in October 1903 monthly return.  List 47.

NEWLING, Amy, gave birth to illegitimate child Nellie in 1900, father named; child died at home of nurse Mary Ann CANE, St. Kilda.  2 pages, List 37.

NEWMAN, Adelaide, Footscray, advises in 1902 that she is caring for her sister in law’s baby as she has been admitted to an asylum.  5 pages, List 43.

NICHOLSON, Donald, North Melbourne, Melb. Fire Brigade, applied in 1904 to adopt Allan George REYNOLDS, son of Marion Louisa TILLY, who has re-joined her husband in Tasmania.  6 pages, List 51.

NICHOLSON, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Thomas of Yackandandah, applied in 1899 to be registered as a nurse; she was a mother of 5 children, and had child Amy CASTLE, mother Martha.  10 pages, List 30.

NICHOLSON, Elizabeth, Yackandandah, widow, five children, registered nurse, had care of infant Margaret MORRISON, who died in 1900.  The mother had died in Beechworth hospital, and the father John Kemp Morrision had 9 children.  No blame attached to Nicholson, but she failed to renew registration and risked being fined.  10 pages, List 32.

NICOL, Mrs.  A. nurse, she wants to take the child Doris ROBERTON with her on holiday to Geelong; letter in support from Dr. Clara STONE.  6 pages, List  11.

NICOL, Eliza. Curtain Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Return, Lists 1 and 2.  Had two children, June 1899 Monthly Return.

NICOL, Eliza, Carlton, registered nurse, had 2 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.  Has two children in her care.  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.  Had two children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

NICOL, Eliza, Carlton, nurse, advised in 1903 that she has Bland STEWART, son of Helen.  Report states she already has Mary HORGAN and Gladys Eveline EAMES and two children who are relatives.  Her husband had desered her.  6 pages, List 50.

NICOL, Margaret S., nurse, Elsternwick, advised in 1902 that she had taken in John Seymour OAKLEY from Dr. Constance Stone.  Mother, Elizabeth Oakley, single ‘possessed of considerable means’.  7 pages, List 45.

NICOLL, Mrs. Emma, Ballarat, to adopt son of Ada BYRON in 1902; father named.  2 pages, List 43.

NIVEN, Agnes, South Melbourne, has unnamed daughter’s child Peter William Niven in her care in 1897; seeks exemption from Act.  10 pages, List 27.

NIXON, Agnes, ‘Darlington’ North Melbourne, applied for registration in 1905, then changed mind.  4 pages, List 45.

NIXON, Agnes, North Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

NOLAN, Elizabeth, gave birth to illegitimate child at the home of Ada McDEVITT, Fitzroy, in 1903; McDevitt charged.  4 pages, List 46.

NOLAN, Mrs. Emma of Richmond.  Applies for registration in 1903, has Annie PETRIE.  4 pages, List 19.

NOLAN, Emma, Burnley, unregistered nurse, child Annie PETRIE died in her care.  Mother is wet nursing child of Mrs. Annie P. HARRISON of Malvern. 8 pages, List 47.

NOLAN, Jeannie, of Albert Park, applied to register as a nurse in 1907, has sister’s baby, wants to adopt it.  List 11.

NOLL, Rodney Daish,  mother Ivy, St. Kilda; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

NOLAN, Michael James and Emma, Richmond, apply to adopt Mary Emma Wilhelmina CLARKE, daughter of Ruby, in 1904.  12 pages, List 51.

NOONAN, Nora , Fitzroy, applies to be registered in 1900, has child of Mr. DICKSON.  Registration refused after local police report, and child removed and given to nurse TURNER.  Dickson explains that his wife has been confined to bed since the child’s birth.  5 pages, List 37.

NORMANTON, Constance Myre, mother Lena, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

NORMANTON, Constance I., mother Lena, England; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

NORRIS, William, mother Mary, adopted by nurse Daisy HAYWOOD, Fitzroy, in 1902.  4 pages, List 44.

NORTHINGALE, Percy Alexander, mother Kate, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

NORTON, Percy Edward.  Born to mother Zenobia Margaret Catherine Norton in Victoria, and adopted by Mrs. Alice DRAEGER of Northcote in 1904.  8 pages, List 25.

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OAKES, Stanley, mother Edith, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

OBERDORF, Mary Ann, wrote from Richmond in 1900, was to adopt Arthur Leaward James Oberdorft BLACKMAN, mother Ella agreed. 4 pages, List 33.

O’BRIEN, Charles, mother Alice, Warrnook, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

O’BRIEN, Charles, mother Alice, Wooroonok; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

O’BRIEN, George,  mother Mary, Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

O’BRIEN, Julia, Port Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

O’BRIEN, Mary, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

O’BRIEN, Margaret, Carlton, had two children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

O’BRIEN, Mary,Carlton, nurse, has one child in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

O’BRIEN, Thomas, labourer, South Melbourne, wished to adopt Christine O’Brien MURPHY, daughter of Henry, Burnley, 1903.  Her mother, who is his wife’s sister, has died.  5 pages, List 50.

O’BYRNE, Mrs. Martin Murray, of Kilmore, wants to adopt May BILLMAN and pass her off as her own child; several letters and priest’s reference on file, 1905.  List 2.

O’CONNELL, Mrs., nurse, 742 Lygon St., North Carlton.  Anonymous complaint made about her in 1904; she drinks.  10 pages, List 24.

O’CONNELL, John, wrote from Woolhara Sydney in 1905 re Joseph Loughlin O’Connell, who was living with his grandmother Loughlin at Redan; asks if still there.  8 pages, List 46.

O’CONNELL, Margaret. Lygon Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Had one child.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  Has no child at present. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.  Report of her being a drunkard, 1901.  8 pages, List 3.

O’CONNELL, Margaret, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

O’CONNELL, Margaret, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

O’CONNOR, Jane Margaret. Born 1899, adopted. 7 pages, List 2.

O’DONNELL, John. Son of Margaret of Piggoreet. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.

O’DONNELL, Patrick Thomas, mother Alice, Swanwater; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

O’FARRELL, George Bryan, illegitimate child of Julia, formerly of Kyneton, born 1894, adopted in 1896 by Catherine M. and Joseph S. KING of Leichardt.  Child was formerly with nurse Mrs. Eliza SPOONER of Kyneton.  8 pages, List 26.

O’FARRELL, Vincent Martin, son of Mary of Milpoll near Euroa, adopted by Mrs. Anna FINN, nurse, Fitzroy in 1903.  9 pages, List 47

O’KEEFE, Laurence, mother Johanna O’Keefe, Wangaratta; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

OLIVER, Fanny, Bendigo, too poor to be able to afford to take illegitimate child to the Foundling Institute in 1905, so government paid.  2 pages, List 38.

OLSEN, Mrs. Catherine. South Melbourne, 1899. Asks if she needs to register as a nurse, she has her daughter’s illegitimate child. 6 pages, List 2.

OLSEN, Everett George, adopted by Marguerite Olsen, Fitzroy, in 1904; her brother Olave is the father.  8 pages, List 51.

OLSEN, Mrs. M.  Advises she is looking after her sister Mrs ROGER’s baby, while she is in hospital, 1907.  List 13.

O’MEARA, Percy. Son of Elizabeth of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

O’NEIL, Elsabina, adopted by A. PHILLIPS of Fitzroy in 1906; from aunt and guardian Elsabina Victoria AITKEN of Heywood.  2 pages, List 24.

O’NEILL, infant of William.  Florence and John HISLOP of Collingwood advise in 1907 that they are looking after infant while mother is in hospital, father is out of work and has 7 other children, lives in Fitzroy  William is a son of Hislop’s foster mother.  List 13.

OREGAN, Mrs. Emily, North Melbourne, advised in 1902 that she was adopting Frederick GRANT, son of Mary, her sister.  3 pages, List 45.

ORR, M.A. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Frederick JAMISON, who died in September, has another child, unnamed.

ORSINI, Nurse.  Hastings, nurse, 1904.  Reports Emma HEWETT taken by Mrs. PORTER and given to JEFFS at Swan Hill for adoption.  List 16.

OSBORNE, J., nurse, Elwood, advised in 1899 that she has child Catherine WALSH.  6 pages, List 30.

OSBORNE, Mrs. L., of Northcote.  Wishes to adopt child of Jessie SWAINE of Richmond in 1905.  6 pages, List 7.

OSBORNE, Susan. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Irene Leslie KAY, daughter of Stella. Child died. Has moved house.

O’SHEA, Mrs. J., Raywood, died after childbirth in 1905; infant taken to her mother Ellen LENNON, Bendigo.  4 pages, List 47.

O’SHEA, John, in the care of a nurse, received from Elizabeth O’Shea, Elsternwick.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

O’SHEA, Mary Ellen Petalas.  Removed from nurse Mary Cooper by father Basil PETALAS, 1902.  List 5.  With nurse, March 1901 Monthly Return, mother Alice.  List 8.

OTTER, Mrs Annie W. of Yarraville. Did not require renewal of registration for 1899; no other detail given. January 1899 Monthly Return.

OUGHTON, John William.  Son of Minnie, with a nurse in December 1902 Monthly Return.  List 7.

OVENDEN, Elizabeth Mary,  registered nurse, St. Kilda, had 1 female infant in January 1906  Monthly Return. List 23.

OVENDEN, Mary, St.Kilda, nurse, has one child in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

OWEN, James, advises in 1900 he has adopted infant son of his wife’s brother Alfred WEBB at Foster, mother died in childbirth. 4 pages, List 36.

OXWORTH, Florence and George of Port Melbourne.  Adopted her sister Maria’s illegitimate child Hope HUMPHRIES; father named.  6 pages, List 6.

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PADGETT, Martha, Mt. Cole, has child Constance F. ELLIOTT, 5 pages, , List 6.

PAGE, Edwin.  Adopted by Elizabeth MOSS of Northcote in 1907; his mother Ada was the niece of her husband, has died.  5 pages List  11.

PAGE, Elizabeth, Hotham Hill, nurse;  has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

PAGE, Laurence.  Son of Annie of Carlton.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

PALMER, Jane or S.J. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Maud L. RONALD, daughter of Fanny, who has deserted the child. Further family details given.

PANTER, Mrs. Eliza, Windsor, charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Norman Gerald Panter, son of Margaret in time, in 1903.  9 pages, List 50.

PARKER, Mrs. Florence, removed her child Robert from the care of nurse Mrs. Daisy BROWN of Carlton in 1901 and stated she was going to Adelaide for a few months only, but didn’t return.  Extensive investigation shows that she gave a false name, and neither she nor the child are located.  29 pages, List 39

PARKER, James, wrote from Morwell in 1901.  His wife wished to adopt four year old Florence May TEMPLING.  Police report she is the youngest of the six illegitimate children he had with Ada Templing, who died some years ago.  4 pages, List 39.

PARKER, Mrs. S., Collingwood, to adopt child of her sister Bessie JOHNSON in 1908.  1 page, List 42.

PARKES, Eliza Eagon. White Hills, registered as a nurse, 1893; had no child when inspected.

PARRY, Charles, Footscray, in 1905 asked permission to keep a female grandchild whose mother (Linda) had died recently interstate and father was in the N.T.  Reference from W.M. MITCHELL on file.  2 pages, List 47.

PARRY, Nellie, registers birth of illegitimate son as James POWER in Prahran in 1896 to avoid scandal; she is the daughter of Mrs. T. Parry of Toorak.  Infant is left firstly with Jane PHILLIPS of Prahran, but then taken by mother to be adopted by Mrs. WRIGHT of Albert Park, husband Edward a cab driver.  They formerly lived in Richmond and have one child.  However, police find no such person exists and eventually discover that she is living with Edward TAYLOR, recently jailed for insulting behaviour.  Child is returned, then given to Mrs. JEAN, nurse.  This is a very detailed file.  41 pages, List 26.

PARSLOE, William James, mother Georgina.  With a nurse in Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

PARSLOW, William James. Son of Georgina. With a nurse in Melbourne. May 1899 Monthly Return.

PARSONS, James H., mother E. McBRIDE, South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PARSONS, John, mother Josephine.  Adopted by Miss Lillian Marion Frances BUCKLEY of Windsor in 1901.  She is involved with C/E Children’s Home in Brighton.  Child is left with nurses.  1902 report.  15 pages, List 20.

PASCOE, Emma. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one male child, unnamed.

PATERSON, Helen Nicoll Armour.  Adopted 1894.  2 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, Constable, fined £3 for divulging to her employer, Dr. ARMSTRONG of Canterbury that Amelia F. GREGORY had illegitimate child with nurse. 1900.

PATTLE, Constantine, baker, Footscray, adopted Daisy PERRY, daughter of Isabella Maud in 1902; she was with nurse Jane GLEW.  6 pages, List 47.

PAUL, Marjorie, removed from the care of nurse Martha KELLEY at Moonee Ponds to give to Bessie LEWIS of Castlemaine for adoption.  She is a widow with two children.  2 separate files, 13 pages and 4 pages, List 35.

PAULL, Irene, received from Selina Sutherland; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

PAULSEN, J.E.L., mother C., South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PAYNE, Alice, with a registered nurse in South Melbourne, mother Mary of Minhamite.    Monthly Return, February 1899. List 27.

PAYNE, Alice, daughter of May of Minihimite, with a nurse in Footscray in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

PAYNE, John, mother Vallentine, adopted in 1896 by her sister C. and husband Louis Thomas RHODES of Kielwarra near Benalla.  9 pages, List 24.

PAYNE, Louisa.  Wrote from Richmond in 1904, wants to adopt illegitimate son of her niece Agnes COLLINGS.  2 pages, List 9.

PEACHY, Mrs. George, Fawkner.  Anonymous letter in 1899 alleges she is an unregistered nurse and has ill-treated a baby, one of twins born to the wife of Alfred BENNARD of Moreland, who died the same day as the twins were born.  Police find the father asked his wife’s sister Mrs. MAINE to look after the children, and she asked her aunt Mrs. Peachy to help.  9 pages, List 30.

PEARCE, Mrs. A. Clifton Hill, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

PEARCE, Mrs. Lilias Marion, Echuca East, adopted Bessie HOUGH, daughter of Kate, in 1905.  5 pages, List 46.

PEERS, Kathleen, Coburg, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

PEGG, Clara, Flemington, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

PEGLER, Annie E.  A widow living near Shepparton, she applied to be registered.  Has illegitimate daughter of Mary ROSS.  List 11.  Applies to adopt Lillian M. ROSS, illegit. child of Mary, 1902.  8 pages, List 5.

PEGLER, Elliot W., mother Minnie,St.Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PEGLEY, John. Son of Ethel, address not given. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

PEGRAM, Ellen. North Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

PENNY, Julia, Richmond, to adopt Isabel Louise MALTRAVERS  in 1903, whose mother has died and was her sister in law.  4 pages, List 50.

PENNY, William, of Carlton.  Applied in 1904 to adopt niece Isabel Louise MALTRAVERS, born 1903, mother died when 7 days old father is ‘a convicted thief and a worthless fellow’.  His brother Harry, of Richmond, adopted her, but has handed her to William.  The family has no idea of the father’s whereabouts.  Nice detail of the family.  List

PEPPARD, Lillian May, born Frankston 1904, mother Evelyn HUNTER living apart from husband Robert and with – Peppard.  Mrs. Fanny SCOTT, widow, of Frankston, is charged with failure to register illegitimate child within 3 days; thought the pair were married.  No prosecution.  12 pages, some damaged.  List 27. (Or PIPPARD)

PEPPER, Harry, born 1903, left care of nurse Johanna HOLM of Richmond in 1905 and cared for by Elizabeth Annie GRANT of North Melbourne, who had planned to adopt him, but it fell through.  11 pages, List 47.

PERCY, Elizabeth, Ballarat, 1906, has taken child Harry Australia COOK, mother Kate Cook.  2 pages, List 22.

PERKINS, Nurse, registration cancelled, after death of Henry Edwards GILL, 1900.

PERKINS, Mrs. E., South Yarra.  Has male child HOLST/HOHT [name unclear] in 1898.  Child’s aunt Mrs. MORRIS of the firm of MORRIS & MEEK, ironmongers, Bourke St. Melbourne, had promised to pay for keep, but refuses to provide clothing.  She asks police help – not their business.  6 pages, List 20.

PERKINS, E., wrote from Prahran in 1899, advising she has taken in Henry Edward GILL from Miss Sutherland’s Home.  4 pages, List 30.

PERKS, William Henry and Elizabeth, North Melbourne, to adopt Leslie John PEDDIE, son of Marion, in 1900.  4 pages, List 36.

PERRIN, Anna Cecilia, South Yarra.  Applies to re-register as a nurse in 1904; refused.  She had previously adopted Ada Gladys FLETCHER and not advised department, so fined.  The child was born in a private hospital of Eva COLLINSON in Carlton, mother supposedly Katie Fletcher, but name thought to be false.  The child has been neglected.  Her mother Mary Ann PERRIN adopted Charles Thomas Perrin, her grandson, mother Annie had died.  35 pages, List 25.

PERRIN, Harriet, Collingwood, applies for registration in 1905.  Has child Thomas Wilson PETERS, mother Sophie of Alphington.  Refused.  10 pages, List 6.

PERRIN, Mrs., Bendigo, advised in 1902 that she had Kathleen CARR.  4 pages, List 47.

PERRIN, Mary, Bendigo, nurse, advises in 1902 that she has child of Mrs. KIRKLAND of Jobs Gully Eaglehawk.  5 pages, List 44.

PERRIN, Mary, Bendigo, nurse, advises in 1902 that she has given Donald NICHOLSON, child of Mrs. KIRKLAND to Mrs. Margaret WILLS of olden Square.  Wills also notifies police that she has the child.  7 pages, List 45.

PERRIN, Mary Ann.  Nurse, offers to adopt child of Jane OLIVER, 1901.  List 2.

PERRIN, Mary, Bendigo, listed as a nurse in October 1903, has one infant, unnamed; no further details given.  List 47.

PERRIN, Mrs, Bendigo, advised she has taken in Alice CAELLI, mother Alice Lucy in hospital.  2 pages, List 47.

PERRIN, Mrs., Bendigo, reports taking in child Henrietta Thomas S. KENWORTHY, mother Edith May, in 1903.  2 pages, List 50.

PERRIN, M. of Bendigo, writes in 1905 advising that child Heda VALLANCE has been removed from her care by grandmother who wants to adopt it.  List 15.

PERRY, Gean (Jean?) , in the care of a nurse, received from mother [?] Gean, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PERRY, Rosannah, widow, Elsternwick, applies to register as a nurse in 1901, has Mary Louise SILVER, child of her stepdaughter Lucy; refused.  10 pages, List 39.

PERRY, Rosanna.  Unregistered nurse, has Lucy SILVER, child of Mary Louisa Silver, 1901.  8 pages, List 14.

PETERSON, Jane. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

PETTIS, Sarah, now RILEY, nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

PETTS, Martha Emily, wife of John R., Brunswick, adopts 3 day old unnamed child in 1901, is going to call it Margaret Frederica Victoria Petts.  The mother is the wife of Eugene CAMPTON, a farmer at Werribee, but he is not the father and refuses to accept the child.  3 pages, List 37.

PHELAN, M., mother E., Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PHELAN, Marguerite, mother Elizabeth, Fitzroy, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

PHELAN, Marguerite, child of Elizabeth, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

PHELAN, Rita, mother Lucy, Brighton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

PHILBRICK, Elizabeth & Edward.  Wishes to adopt Albert E. CLARKE, mother Maud, in 1901.  List 14.

PHILLIPS, Elizabeth Charlotte Mahalla, gave birth to illegitimate child at Shepparton in 1899 in her father’s house.  He fined for failure to register within required time.  Mention of case involving her being assaulted by Frederick KILRUP.  3 pages, List 31.

PHILLIPS, M.E., wrote from St. Kilda in 1900; is planning to adopt an infant Alice, mother Mary Phillips.  She is married, with two adult daughters.  4 pages, List 37.

PHILLIPS, Mary Hope, in the care of a nurse, received from Alice Phillips,Sandringham.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PHILLIPS, May E., nurse, Fitzroy.  Has R.K. LYSTER, mother Jennie.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

PHILLIPS, Susan Jane, gate keeper, Portland, wrote in 1895.  She had taken over the care of her daughter Emma’s illegitimate child Isabella, and asks not to be required to register under the Act, which is agreed to.  11 pages, List 23.

PHILLPOT, Elizabeth, South Melbourne.  Charged in 1903 with not registering birth of illegitimate child of Maisie Florence NASH within required time; no prosecution.  9 pages, List 5.

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PICKERING, S., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

PICKERING, V, mother S., Malvern; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PIFFERS, May.  Daugher of Emily of Shepparton.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

PIKE, Ann, Carlton, had four children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

PIKE, Annie, Carlton, nurse, has five children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PINCHARD, Mary Jean A., in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. GOLDSPINK, St. Joseph’s Home, Carlton.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PINES, Bertha May, daughter of Phoebe Edith Pines, with a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.  With a nurse, August 190 Monthly Return, List 35.

PIPPARD, Lillian May, born Frankston 1904, mother Evelyn HUNTER living apart from husband Robert and with – Pippard.  Mrs. Fanny SCOTT, widow, of Frankston, is charged with failure to register illegitimate child within 3 days; thought the pair were married.  No prosecution.  12 pages, some damaged.  List 27.

PIRRIE, Charlotte, Burnley, advises in 1905 that she has taken in Reti WHITE, over 2 years, from nurse Mrs. HOLM, Richmond.  4 pages, List 48.

PITT, Alberta, Footscray.  Applies to take charge of husband’s infant brother after mother’s death, 1904.  List 2.

PITT, Jane.  For registration, 1904.  List 16.

PITTMAN, M.A. Windsor, registered as a nurse, 1893; had children Maud PITMAN and Ernest MORRISON.

PLACE, Mrs. Louise. Ballarat, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Angus Charles PAYNE.

PLANTE, Robert Stewart, charged in 1907 with failure to register birth of Marion Erskine CUMMING at St Kilda within required time; he is the father and is married.  11 pages, List 33.

PLOUGH, George Tarran, mother Catherine M., Collingwood; in the car of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

POLGLASE, Nellie, Hotham Hill, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

POOK, Emily of Yarraville, nurse, had child. January 1899 Monthly Return.

POPPLETON, Phillipa. North Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed, but returned it to person who gave it to her.

PORTER, Mary Helen, wife of John, Oakleigh, 1898.  To adopt illegitimate child Archibald BENNETT a near relation.  4 pages, List 18.

PORTER, Thomas. Received from Miss Selena Sutherland. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  Mother Harriet died in hospital.

PORZ, Marion, registered nurse, Warrnambool.  Child Ellen KENNY died while in her care in 1900; coroner recommends her registration be cancelled. 6 pages, List 33.

POSTILL, Mary Ann, nurse, Burnley, has two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

POSTILL, M.A., Burnley, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

POSTLE, Arthur, with a registered nurse, mother Emma.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

POTTEN, T. (or POTTER). South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

POTTER, Arthur G., child of Ellen of Geelong, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

POTTER, Eleanor. Footscray, nurse, has child Alice POYNDER, relative Rev. G. at Traralgon. March 1898 Monthly Return.

POTTER, Mrs. Lottie, Windsor, applies to adopt Charles BEAWES, her sister’s child; she is ill.  List 39.

POWELL, William, mother Alice, Carlton; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

POWER, Alice, wife of William, Fitzroy, adopted William Joseph MAGREE, mother Margaret, in 1900.  Had previously adopted unnamed boy, now nearly 3 years old.  Her first husband was William RITTUCHIE, current husband is a musician.  14 pages, List 33.

POWER, Hubert, son of Clara Eveline, Charlton, taken in by nurse Laura IVES in 1903, after being with nurse Mrs. E. GILLIES.  4 pages, List 48.

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PRATT, Jane M., nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

PRETTY, Alice Ella, mother Elsie, Elsternwick; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

PRINCE, Herbert. Son of Eva of Melbourne. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

PROBERTS, Mrs. Mary. Allendale, 1899. Grandmother of Norman John Proberts, daughter’s child. Is taking over care of child from his aunt Jane ANDREW. 16 pages, List 2.

PROBYN, Walter Thomas.  Removed from nurse at Ballarat by mother.  1 page, List 4.

PRYOR, Florence Gleeson, adopted by J.A. BREWER of Golden Square Bendigo in 1902, has had her since she was a baby, is now nearly three years.  3 pages, List 33.

PUDNEY, Susan. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Francis L. LITTLE, William E. IRWIN and Mary B. McINERNEY, all from Miss BOOTH, Christian Association, Melbourne.

PULLEN, Alice.  Gave birth to child Mabel, father M. DONNELLY, a married man, whose wife wants to adopt it, 1902.  List 5.  Her two children, Charles and Mabel are with a nurse in Hawthorn in May 1900.  1 page, List 11.

PULLEN, Charles Otto, mother Alice, with a registered nurse in Melbourne.  Monthly Return October 1899.  List 31.

PULLEN, Charles and Mabel, mother Alice, Richmond.  With a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

PUMPA, Elizabeth A., c26 years, servant, born Victoria, left her illegitimate child (unnamed) with Mrs. CHAPMAN, Footscray.  In 1905 Chapman advises police she can no longer keep the child as maintenance is owing.  Elizabeth is found working for Mrs. BEAZLEY in Grenfell NSW, and Chapman takes the child to her there when she claims she can’t afford the fare to return and collect her.  She had relatives in Albury.  8 pages, List 51.

PURCELL, William, born 1897, removed from nurse Jane HEEPS of Brunswick in 1905 by Mrs. COWAN of Geelong, and taken to orphanage; later returned to her.  5 pages, List 45.

PURCHASS, Ruby, in the care of  a nurse; received from Elizabeth PORTER (nurse??).  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

PURDY, Annie (Mrs. John).  Reports from Dandenong in 1899 that she has taken child Alice Kathleen O’DRISCOLL for awhile, while mother recovers health.  9 pages, List 17.

PURDY, Annie, wrote from Dandenong in 1899, advising that Alice Kathleen O’DRISCOLL will be taken back by her mother; currently in Sydney, doesn’t intend to take any more children.  5 pages, List 30.

PURVIS, John Mitchell, mother Maud, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

PUTTYFOOT, Rose, given back to her mother in 1903 by nurse D. BROWN of Carlton, and given to nurse Bridge COX of Bendigo.  7 pages, List 48.

PYERS, James and Mary.  To adopt Arthur POTTAGE, mother Edith MILLARD.  Unregistered nurse Mary HARDY involved in case.  List 14.

PYKE, Eliza.  Adopts Arthur WATKINS, 1905.  List 2.

PYLE, Doris May, removed from nurse Mrs. Clara SIMPSON, Hawthorn, by mother Annie in 1901.  3 pages, List 38.

PYMAN, Mrs. Margaret. Rupanyup, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child of Grace HATELY, who was living with her.

PYWELL, Charles, Albert Park, adopted Elizabeth M.M. MOODY in 1904.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 51.

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QUAIL, Mrs. C. Clifton Hill, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed. Given to grandmother Mary SWANSTON of Fitzroy.

QUELCH, Laura Ann.  Applies to adopt Gladys McKENZIE, mother Nellie, 1906.  5 pages, List 4.

QUICK, Amelia, Fitzroy, had one child under her care in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

QUICK, Annie, Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

QUICK, Richard, Ballarat, applies to adopt Amy LILLINGTON, mother Hilda, in 1902.  3 pages, List 44.

QUIGLEY, Harriet. Exhibition St., Melbourne; nurse, has one  child. May/June/August 1900 Monthly Returns; ditto, March 1901 Monthly Return; ditto May 1902.  Lists 2, 33, 35, 8, 44.

QUIGLEY, Harriet.  Has child Alberta JOHNSON (born 1899) in 1904.  1 page, List 10.

QUILLIAN, Miss A. St. Kilda, registered as a nurse, 1893; had female child; mother is living with married sister.

QUIN, Frances J., mother Amelia, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

QUINN, Francis James, mother Amelia Quinn, Princes Hill; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

QUINN, Herbert, in the care of a nurse, received from Ada, Albert Park.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

QUINNANE, Edna, mother Margaret, Romsey; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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ABBOT, Mrs. John.  Brunswick, has daughter Sarah Ann’s child Eric Roland which has died; mother has gone interstate.  1902,  List 5.

ABBOTT, Annie, nurse, Burnley, has two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

ABBOTT, Annie, Burnley, nurse, has 3 children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ABBOTT, Elizabeth, West Brunswick, advised in 1899 that Mary ANGELO had taken back her baby Olive, then given her to another nurse.  Her employment detailed.  7 pages, List 30.

ABOOZAID, Rose. Daughter of Rose of Melbourne. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

ADAM, Mrs. Mary.  Braybrook, to adopt Clarence, child of Janet BLAIR in 1904; 4 pages, , List 6.

ADAMI, Giovanni Valentino, mother Grace FULLER, born at house of Mrs. Elenor WISSING, South Melbourne in 1906.  Fuller claimed she was married to Gustave Adami but it was after the birth.  File contains marriage certificate and discussion on case.  13 pages, List 52.

ADAMS, Isabel, wife of George, Carlton, advises she had adopted Wilfred Kenneth McKENZIE, child of Kate of Windermere, Ballarat in 1900.  4 pages, List 35.

ADAMS, Fanny.  In 1904, while living at Carlton, applied to become registered so she could take care of her sister Margaret TINKER’s illegitimate child, falsely registered as James Joseph PHILLIPS.  Margaret came from Bushfield near Warrnambool.  22 pages, List 10.

ADAMS, Isabella, Carlton, adopted Wilfred Kenneth, child of Kathleen McKENZIE, and took money from child’s father John SKEWS of Ballarat.  Reported by Miss GODFREY of North Melbourne as ill-treating the child, but case thrown out.  Her own two children are with her mother in Ballarat.  20 pages, List 38.

ADAMS, Jane, wrote from Golden Square in 1902, has taken child Ada CRAWFORD.  4 pages, List 18.

ADAMS, Mary.  Richmond, widow, 1894, took child Verdon Wallace ABSOLUM for her sister Mrs. WHITTAKER, but child died.  7 pages, List 6.

ADAMS, Nellie, gave birth to illegitimate child Reginald Adams in 1896; cared for by Sarah SLUICE of South Melbourne, but she was an unregistered nurse and was charged.  10 pages, List 28.

ADAMS, Victoria, came to Victoria from Tasmania and gave to an illegitimate female child at Nurse WILSON’s Private Hospital, Richmond in 1928.  She advertised for someone to adopt the child and Stella BARTON nee HARPLEY came from Sydney with a friend, gave a false name and took the child away without signing the papers.  The nurse advised police and media coverage followed.  The friend subsequently returned the child.  Stella’s ex husband later charged with a 1913 murder.  The child was subsequently adopted by Mrs. W.H. SMITH of the Lonsdale Bakery, Pleasant Hills, NSW. 8 pages, List 42.

ADLER, Carl, adopted by uncle Frederick Adler of Murtoa in 1897, the mother, his sister in law, died in childbirth.  6 pages, List 28.

ADLER, Hilda Marie, adopted by watchmaker Heinrich Friedrich PETERING of Murtoa in 1897.  7 pages, List 28.

AGAR, Mrs. E., South Yarra, wrote in 1898, seeking exemption from registering as a nurse. The mother of the child FORGON was in an asylum, and the husband and children lived with her.

AH CUE, Lucy, 2 years, daughter of Sarah Hannah Lem CUE, Wangaratta, adopted by Stephen GON in 1902, her father’s cousin.  3 pages, List 43.

AIREY, George Powell, mother Frances Elizabeth, Auburn; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.

AITKEN, Mrs., Prahran, wanted to adopt Olive Myrtle ALLEN, mother in W. Aust and about to be married. Police find the mother is to pay Aitken for doing so, which is not allowed under the Act. 1898

ALSBURY, John M., father James, Fitzroy.  With a nurse, June 1900 Montly Return, List 33.

ALDER, Mrs. Matilda, wrote from Northcote in 1899, advising she has child Robert SMITH, mother is her niece, and asking if he comes under the Act as he is over 2 years old.  4 pages, List 29.

ALDOWS, A. Brighton. Registered as a nurse in 1893, has a child, unnamed; new premises described.

ALDUS, Margaret A., Ararat, nurse,  has handed illegitimate child Muriel W. BLACK to her father (named), 2 pages, List 6.

ALDUS, Mrs. Margaret Anderson, Mullock Bank near Ararat, nurse, advises that child Irene May DONELLY (dauther of Eliza) has gone to the Geelong Convent in 1903.  2 pages, List 50.

ALEXANDER, Kate, Northcote, wrote in 1904 advising that she looks after the illegitimate child of her niece Kate WILKINS and asks if she needs to register.  3 pages, List 51.

ALLAN, Ida Mary, born 1902, adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Albert MORRIS, Footscray in 1903.  Currently in the care of nurse Janet SHAW; mother gave false address.  6 pages, List 47.

ALLAN, Jane E., nurse, Windsor; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ALLAN, William H., mother Gladys M., Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.

ALLAN, William Henry, mother Gladys May, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse, moved during month.  Monthly Return February 1907. List 34.

ALLANSON, Mrs. Collingwood, has taken in child May Anderson SHIPP in 1901.  4 pages, List 38.

ALLANSON, Mrs. Collingwood, approached by a woman who said she was a South African journalist, married to a Colonel who was killed in the war, and asked to take care of a child called John DREW for a few days in 1902.  This she does but the mother never returns.  3 pages, List 43.

ALLEN, Aileen May, mother Gladys May, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return, February 1907.  List 34.

ALLEN, Mrs. Charlotte.  A nurse at Bendigo, with six children of her own.  Had child Herbert STANLEY, who died in 1894; failed to report death.  Circumstances reported by Mrs. E.G. McKENZIE , ‘Bona Vista’ View St.  4 pages, List 6.

ALLEN, Emily, nurse, complains about actions of local Sergeant J. PARSONS No. 2378 in taking away her Roll book unnecessarily in 1901; he is reprimanded.  8 pages, List 39.

ALLEN, Marjory, daughter of Amy, transferred from the care of nurse Marion COHEN to Caroline HERBERT of Burnley in 1900 but died shortly afterwards.  8 pages, List 32.

ALLEN, Mary Ella, with a registered nurse, mother Agnes, a dressmaker.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

ALLEN, May.  With nurse in Fitzroy, although over 2 years old.  Monthly Return, February 1907.  List 34.

ALLEN, Olive Evelyn, mother Edith Ann, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return, February 1907. List 34.

ALLENDER, Mary Anne., Ballarat East, has Lucy MARSHALL’s child Ernest Allen in 1904.  3 pages, List 10.

ALLEYNE, Sylvia, wrote from Armadale in 1899, complaining of cruelty to her child by the registered nurse, Mrs. WITHERS of Richmond, because she is behind in her maintenance payments.  Report on case.  7 pages, List 29.

ALLISON, Beatrice, mother Mary, Mulwala NSW; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.

ALLISON, Mrs. David.  Mornington, 1901; is to look after William Henry STANLEY while is mother Jane is ill, she is her sister, List 13.

ALLUM, Mrs., Brunswick, advised in 1900 that she had child Victor HASLER, son of Louise of Maldon.  4 pages, List 32.

ALLUM, Margaret. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893. Has a female child, unnamed.

ALSTON, Julia, widow, Korong Vale, for registration, 1905.  2 pages, List 51.

ALSTON, Mrs. S. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had child of Emily BLACKER, but has been removed to Mrs. RAIN of Fitzroy.

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AMBROSE, Annie, widow, Carlton, applied for registration in 1903; refused.  3 pages, List 50.

AMOORE. Mrs. H.M. Ascot Vale, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had a female child, unnamed, which has now been given to Mrs. RADCLIFFE of Flemington, who has applied to be registered.

AMOORE, Harriet, Ascot Vale, had one child in January 1904; Monthly Return.  List 25.

AMOORE, Harriet M., nurse, Ascot Vale, has two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

AMOS, Gladys May,   mother Dora Georgina, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.

ANDERSEN, Caroline, Port Melbourne, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

ANDERSON, Alfred Wm, mother May, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.

ANDERSON, Mrs. C., Port Melbourne, had one child in her care.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

ANDERSON, Ella, mother Mary of Moreland. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return.  List 2.

ANDERSON, Emma, nurse, Footscray, had care of a child.  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

ANDERSON, Margaret. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had a male child, unnamed, which died.

ANDERSON, May, Port Melbourne, advised in 1903 that she has Lily Rose BOLWELL in her care for a month, her cousin’s baby.  The father William is going interstate for work.  The child then went to the grandfather Albert BAYFIELD.  List 47.

ANDREWS, E. South Yarra, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Ernest WOODWARD.

ANDREWS, E.A. Malvern, registered as a nurse, 1893; had two unnamed children.

ANDREWS, Jane, registered nurse, Allandale, admitted to Ararat Lunatic Asylum in 1900; had child Norman PROBERTS, now with maternal grandmother Mary Proberts.  9 pages, List 37.

ANDREWS, Neville, mother Violet, Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ANGELO, Olive, mother Mary, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

ANGOVE, Arthur O.,  mother Evelyn Maud, Daylesford; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.  See also ANJON.

ANGOVE, George Abels.  Illegitimate child of Bessie Angove, died at unregistered nurse Margaret HOWARTH’s home at Eaglehawk in 1898.  Witness Sarah BEALE names father.  Bessie divorced and subsequently remarried William CARBIS.  25 pages, List 3.

ANGUS, Annie, Footscray, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

ANJON, Arthur Scolgoll, mother Evelyn Maud, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  Monthly Return February 1907.  List 34.  See also ANGOVE.

ANNETT, Kathleen Isabella, gave birth to Ivy May in 1905 at home of Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, Warrnambool; child not registered in time.  4 pages, List 52.

ANSTIS, Ruby Phyllis, daughter of Elizabeth, adopted by grandmother Mrs. T. Anstis of Ballarat in 1906.  8 pages, List 24.

APPLEYARD, Elizabeth, advised police in 1903 that Elizabeth Myrtle HENRY had been removed from her care by Robert SCOTT and taken for medical attention.  4 pages, List 48.

ARCHER, Dorothy, with a nurse, died.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ARDLEY, Joseph and wife adopt Lillia ?[ file not clear on child’s name. ] Mrs. EDWARDS had child firstly from Mrs. FULLER. 1898.

ARMSTRONG, Gracie Thelma, daughter of Alfred Joseph Armstrong of Malvern, adopted by James Herbert MOULE in 1906.  3 pages, List 53.

ARMSTRONG, Margaret, South Yarra, charged in 1899 with failure to register birth of child Alma Gladys McKENZIE, born in her house, within required time.  Child’s mother Mary is living apart from her husband.  8 pages, List 30.

ARSCOTT, Mary Ann, registered nurse, St. Kilda, had one female infant in January 1906  Monthly Return. List 23.

ARSCOTT, Mary Ann, St. Kilda, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

ASH, William, mother Ida, Leopold, near Geelong; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ASHFORD, Sarah, Carlton, had two children in her care. October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

ASHFORD, Sarah, Carlton, nurse, has three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

ASHLEY, Annie.  Nurse, Bendigo, hands child Lilian M. HARPER to her father, 1904, and resigns.  List 16.

ASHLEY, Robert Augustine, born in house of his grandfather John Edward Ashley, Malvern in 1904 and not registered in time.  The mother was Frances Louisa. 5 pages, List 51.

ASHTON, Annie. Widow, charged over death of illegitimate child Eileen Florence KENNEDY in her home; not registered as a nurse, 1898. 13 pages, List 2.

ASHWORTH, Stella, gave birth to illegitimate child William George, at her mother’s house at Inglewood in 1903; failed to register birth within required time.  6 pages, List 48.

ASKEW, Mary. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had no child when inspected.

ATKINS, Elizabeth, St. Kilda, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

ATKINS, Mary, Brunswick, nurse. Infant Harold McCulloch removed from her care by aunt Elizabeth McCULLOCH and given to Mrs. PALLOT of Mulwala NSW for adoption in 1897.

ATKINS, Mary, West Footscray, applies for registration in 1901.  She is the wife of Samuel, a tanner, is illiterate, references on file.  She has adopted Harold FLOOD, son of Blanche of Richmond.  10 pages, List 39.

ATKINS, Rose.  Gave birth to illegitimate child in 1901 in house of Duncan McCALLUM, who is charged.  List 14.

ATKINSON, Louise.  Registered nurse, South Yarra, 1900.  Has illegitimate child James SCOTT, son of Mary of Powong.  Putative father named.  List 3.

AULDIST, Rozina, Coburg, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

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BADCOCK, Percival, mother Ada, adoption by Mrs. Alice PETERSON of West Melbourne in 1900. Alice left for Sydney before police could interview her.  She had previously adopted Olive Myrtle McVEAN, who had died.  9 pages, List 32.

BADGER, Edith, in the care of a nurse, mother Alice, Hawthorn.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BAGLEY, Nelly of Fitzroy. Applies to adopt Martha May FAULKNER, 3 years old, in 1899. 4 pages.

BAILEY, Annie. Richardson Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Had two children.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

BAILEY, Annie, Abbotsford.  Applied to be re-registered in 1904; in 1901 had children Isabella BESLEY of Bruthen (father named) and Kate VINE, grandmother Elizabeth Vine of Carlton.  Despite references, her application was refused.  27 pages.  List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND,

BAILEY, Edith, mother Marion, Broken Hill, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

BAILEY, Edith, mother Marian, Broken Hill, NSW; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34

BAILEY, Frederick, also known as WILLIAMS. Prahran, charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Sarah STOREY within required time, 1898. 6 pages, List 2.

BAKER, Annie, gave birth to Margaret Hannah Winifred Baker at Fitzroy home of Martin STRETCH in 1904.  He charged with failure to register the birth in time.  6 pages, List 48.

BAKER, Benjamin, East Brighton, adopted George William, son of Ivy SMITH in 1904; his wife is the mother’s cousin.  4 pages, List 42.

BAKER, Clara. Nth Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; had illegitimate child Dorothy HUNTER.

BAKER, Doris.  Daughter of Josephine of Richmond.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

BAKER, Elizabeth. Palmerston Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Has three children.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  Has two children. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

BAKER, Edith.  Child of Rosa Baker.  Left with nurse Mrs. Margaret SMITH in 1904; in 1905 she adopts the child and takes her to New Zealand.  T.H. DARE of Auckland complains of their action.  List 16.

BAKER, Eric, in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. W. Baker, Kyneton.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BAKER, Mary, mother Mary, with a nurse at St. Kilda in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

BAKER, Minnie, of Camberwell.  Resigns in 1898 as nurse as she can’t afford to keep children, had Nellie STEWART.  Complaint from A.M. DUCKER, visiting committee, Dept. of Neglected Children.  Baker’s circumstances detailed.  11 pages, List 17.

BAKKER, Catherine, Eaglehawk, married, applied for registration as a nurse in 1902; has her deceased sister in law’s child Millie SCHUMAKER.  4 pages, List 43.

BALAAM, William M., son of Elsie, with a nurse in Footscray.   August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

BALL, Mrs. A.L. St. Kilda, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child HARDING, which died in March.

BALL, William, and wife, Glen Iris, applied to adopt unnamed child (mother in Ballarat) in 1903, but find that nurse NIGHTINGALE of Coburg will not give the child up, so withdraw.  8 pages, List 49.

BALLAM, Mrs., Canterbury, nurse, advises she has 16 month old child of Elizabeth A. BROWNE, teacher, Glenferrie.  3 pages, List 35.

BALLAM, Rachel, Canterbury, she has child Agnes Maud LAYIFF, mother Agnes, in 1902.  7 pages, List 43.

BALLAN, Rachel.  Nurse, she has child Alice H. DICKSON.  3 pages, List 5.

BALLARAT & DISTRICT.  This list of names relates to women in Ballarat and suburbs who were registered as Nurses under the Act, and whose homes were inspected by local police between September and November 1899.  The information consists of a name, full address, date of inspection of their house and a Remarks column which gives some information, such as the number of children, if any, in their care.  Many of the remarks say simply ‘all correct’. List 30.

Ballarat – BALFOUR, Margaret; CLENDINNING, Annie; DRISCOLL, Julia;  FORD, Elizabeth; HOLLOWAY, Emma; LEWELL, Jane; NAYLOR, Emma; NICOL, Mary; O’REILLY, Susan; SMITH, Frances; SMITH, Susan; TAAFE, Bridget; WEBSTER, Jane.

Ballarat East – BERRY, Ida; BRYERS, Revena; DUGHAN, Mary; ELLIS, Mary; FUHRMEISTER, Annie; GILBERT, Caroline; HAMMER, Elizabeth J; INKSTER, Jane; JONES, Elvira ; LEE, Grace; OAKES, Alice; OATES, Sarah; PATTON, Elizabeth; PINNEY, Martina J; ROACH, Ellen; SAMPSON, Harriett; SAVORY, Sarah; SMITH, Isabella; SMITH, Mary; STEPHENS, Mary Jane; WISE, Matilda.
Redan – CARROLL, Elizabeth E.
Sebastopol – KIMBERLEY, Christian
Wendouree – ALLEN, Matilda

BARBER, Frederick, born 1901, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

BARBER, Veronica M., born 1901, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

BARCLAY, Annie, nurse, Fitzroy.  Has Thomas DILLON, mother Annie.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

BARCLAY, Annie, nurse, Fitzroy.  Had Thomas Dillon; over 3 years old.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

BARCLAY, Florence Mary Helena, widow, Ballarat, to adopt Leslie James DAVIDSON, mother Isabella, in 1898.  3 pages, List 20.  Report on death of child.  2 pages, List 21.

BARKER, Alberta Helena, gave birth to illegitimate child Bernice Ida at home of Kate MARTYN, Newmarket, in 1906, and subsequently married – BRUCKNER.  Case against Martyn dropped.  6 pages, List 52.

BARKER, Essie M., mother Mollie, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

BARKER, Essie May, mother Millie, King St., Melbourne, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BARNETT, Mary Ann, Brunswick, adopted Alfred ANDERSON, son of Elizabeth in 1902.  4 pages, List 43.

BARNETT, Mary Georgina, St. Kilda, nurse, has one child in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

BARRETT, Ernest L.  Died while in care of nurse Louise LEECH of Lilydale, 1901.  List 11.

BARTLING, Mary, Collingwood, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return. List 34.

BASSER, Mrs. Ellen, nurse, Carlton, gave illegitimate child of Annie CLARKE to 19 year old Elfrida ROWE of Richmond in 1901 for adoption.  She had called herself Mrs. GIBBS; neglected the child, arrested for larceny and child sent to Dept. of Neglected Children.  3 pages, List 39.

BASSETT, Hannah, Armadale; nurse,  has no child at present.  February 1907 Month Return.  List 34.

BATEMAN, Percival L, mother Catherine Ethel, North Melbourne, in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BATEY, Adelaide, registered nurse, South Yarra, had one female infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

BATEY, Adelaide, South Yarra, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BAXTER, Charles Allen, 15 months old, child of Annie, died at home of nurse Mrs. Elizabeth CLARK, Windsor, in 1900.  2 pages, List 37.

BAXTER, Mrs. Daisy.  Applies for exemption; she is nursing her sister’s child Royston Walter DOBLE while his mother is ill.  1905.  List 2.

BEADLE, Mrs. Emily, Brighton, adopted Eric Stanley SHEPHERD/SHEPPARD, mother Effie, in 1906.  4 pages, List 52.

BEAGIN, Sarah, Brunswick, nurse, has three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BEAL, Daisy May, living with grandmother Elizabeth and Thomas PETTY at Outtrim in 1898. Assaulted by grandmother who then attempts suicide in 1898.  Mrs. Sarah SPARGO paid to look after child.  Daisy’s mother Annie writes from Sydney.  27 pages, List 18.

BEALE, Alfred Henry, born 1902, mother Jessie, Carlton, removed from a nurse and adopted by Mrs. Thyrza HILL of Gre Gre near St. Arnaud in 1903.  6 pages, List 48.

BEAMISH, Mrs. M, Fitzroy, wishes to adopt Robert FLEET, son of Gertrude of Warrnambool, in 1900.  3 pages, List 33.

BEARD, Mrs. E.A., Footscray, applies for permission to take unnamed child on holidays to relatives in Callignee in 1904; child is in her care.  4 pages, List 45.

BEASLEY, Mary, gave birth of illegitimate child Robert Maslen Beasley in 1899.  Living at home of Mrs. BURNASS.  Official Visitor under the Act, G. BINGHAM, alleges neglect, but medical advice disagrees.  8 pages, List 31.

BEATTIE, Mary Ann.  Applies to be registered as a nurse, 1901.  List 2.

BEAUCHELL, Isabella, with nurse in Fitzroy, although over 2 years old.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BEAZLEY, Henry.  Charged with failure to register illegitimate child Arthur Edward Keith ANDERSON within required time, mother May.  10 pages, List 7.  CONNECTION FOUND

BECKETT, Mary Ann.  Nurse.  Has a child.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

BEGGS, Florence.  Born 1900, removed from nurse by mother Alice in 1902, 4 pages, List 7.

BELL, Bessie, North Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BELL, Emily, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

BELL, Ethel, mother Jane, adopted by nurse Gertrude HOLE, Carlton in 1902, but died.  10 pages, List 44.

BELL, Hannah. Charged with failing to register birth of illegitimate child Daisy Hannah within required time, at Fitzroy in 1899. 5 pages..

BELL, John T.  , mother Ada, Carlton, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BELL, Joseph E., son of Sarah, with a nurse in West Melbourne, July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

BELL, Kate. Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had an unnamed female child which she returned to the person who gave it to her.

BELL, Kate. Bennetts Lane, Melbourne. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Ditto May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

BELL, Thomas, wrote from Ararat in 1899, has adopted Ivy Maude DUNSTAN, daughter of Olive, his son is the supposed father.  8 pages, List 31.

BELL, William G., mother Sarah Ann Rosina Wood of South Yarra, adopted in 1900 by Ivy Ellis Jones WOOD.  Father Robert Ellis JONES gives permission; he’s a married man.  His sister Mrs. BEARD mentioned. 20 pages, List 33.

BELLETTE, Roy, mother Florence (Bendigo), with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

BELLINGER, Myrtle,.  Mrs. P. NELSON of South Melbourne wrote in 1900 re adopting her; mother Charlotte.  Nelson had given birth to a stillborn child. 5 pages, List 32.

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BENNETT, Dorothy.  Adopted by Mrs. Rose C. KOSKY of St. Kilda in 1902.  List 12.

BENNETT, Flora,  mother May, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BENNETT, Jane, South Yarra, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BENNETT, Mrs. M. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had an unnamed child.

BENNETT, Minnie, illegitimate child of Mary from Tasmania, born in Salvation Army Home Melbourne 1899, died in home of nurse Mrs. NICHOLLS in 1900.  2 pages, List 37.

BENNETT, Veronica, mother Jannett, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

BENNIE, Albert Edward, mother Mrs. Susannah, Whitfield; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BENNS, Mrs. Sarah. Ballarat, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Frederick CHLUE.

BERNARD, Clara.  Wrote from Ballarat East in 1904, has adopted Florence Edith DOBBIN, daughter of Christiana of Yendon.  3 pages, List 17.

BERRIGAN, Florence, wife of Daniel, Essendon, adopts Norman, son of Margaret HEFFERMAN in 1901.  4 pages, List 39.

BEST, Albert Albury. Mother Edith, Fitzroy. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

BEST, Albert Anley, son of Edith, born 1899, adopted by nurse Mary Ann MORTON in 1902.  4 pages, List 44.

BETTS, – Mrs. Hamilton. Had an unnamed child, given exemption from registering as a nurse, 1893.

BIBBY, Elsie, gave birth to William Bibby in 1904 at the home of Ruby ELLIOTT in East Melbourne.  The child died and neither birth nor death was registered within the required 3 days, so Elliott was to be prosecuted, but case withdrawn as she believed Bibby was married.  9 pages, List 25.

BIGGS, Emma J. [BEGGS?]    Spotswood, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BILCOX, Alexander Russell, mother May, South Yarra; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BILLINGTON, Mrs.,  Brighton.  Complaint of Lady Visitor E. BENT, 1898, that she is unsatisfactory; 2 infants have died in her care and a third is delicate.  Roll Book on file.  29 pages, List 3.

BILLINGTON, Elizabeth Mary, implicated in false information provided re birth of Horace Cyril BENNETT in 1903; mother Mignonette Mary FITHALL prosecuted.  14 pages, List 47.

BILSBURY, Ethel May, mother Christine, Northcote; with a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

BILSON [BELSON?] Mrs. Janet. Port Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Dorothy GRANT.

BIRCH, Dora.  Infant daughter of Agnes Birch, died 1894 while in care of nurse Mrs. KNIGHT of Geelong.  3 pages, List 3.

BIRD, Sarah, Northcote, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BIRDSALL, John.  Removed from nurse Mrs. Edith JAMES, Caulfield, in 1902 by grandmother Mrs. E. BIRDSALL of Eganstown, Daylesford.  3 pages, List 18.

BIRT, Mary Ann.  Child removed from her care by mother, 1906.  1 page, List 4.

BISH, Annie. Port Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Maud FITZGERALD.

BISH, Annie, Port Melbourne, had two children in her care. Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

BISH, Annie, Port Melbourne, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BISHOP, Alice Louisa.  Niece Alice PARKER came from Rushworth to her house to have her illegitimate child Alice Louisa PARKER in 1904; charged with failure to register birth within 3 days.  8 pages, List 10.

BISHOP, Bertha, West Brunswick, applies for registration in 1906.  3 pages, List 25.

BISHOP, Mrs. Emma, Carlton, wrote in 1906 that she was adopting Mary KELLY, daughter of Emily of Frankston.  4 pages, List 52.

BISSON, S., nurse, Fitzroy, has M.F. RHODES, grandmother A.C.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

BISSON, S.  Adopted Mary F. RHODES, received from grandmother A.C. Rhodes of Benalla, 1904.  List 15.

BISSON, Sophia S., Richmond South, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

BISSON, Sophia, Richmond, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BLACK, Kathleen Adair, removed from care of nurse Bridget C. HUNT, Carlton in 1902 by mother Grace Rachel Black and subsequently died.  6 pages, List 47.

BLACKBURN, Stella, mother Violet, grandparents at Maryborough, adopted by Clara PAVEY, California Gully, in 1898.  10 pages, List 21.

BLAINEY, Ann, Brunswick, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BLAIR, Lilian, Pyramid Hill, applied to adopt Iris ELLIOT, daughter of Ethel in 1903.  The child is with the Salvation Army at Bendigo.  Report states Blair is single, 18 years old, and living with her uncle on a farm.  Refused. 7 pages, List 50.

BLAKE, Ellen, Footscray West, applied for registration in 1903.  3 pages, List 49.

BLAKE, Mary. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Elizabeth CONNINGTON.

BLANDY, Monica M., mother Sarah, Yea; died while in care of nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BLUE, Eliza.  Wrote from Port Melbourne in 1906.  She has her sister Mrs. Alice NOLAN’s baby; mother is in hospital.  Asks that she not be required to register under the Act.  3 pages, List 4.

BLUNK, Mary, Canadian, Ballarat, reports death of infant Lindsay GREAVES while in her care in 1906.  2 pages, List 22.

BLYTHE, Margaret, living just outside Chinese Camp at Maryborough in 1894, applies to be registered under the Act, has the child of prostitute Sarah BAILEY.  4 pages, List 28.

BOADLE, Kate, nurse, Geelong, informs police in 1899 that Lionel Schubert GLENN was removed from her care by his aunt Elizabeth BARBER and taken to his mother Florence in Fitzroy.  Police investigate.  6 pages, List 32.

BOLGER, C.A., nurse, Richmond, living apart from husband in 1899, suspected of immoral behaviour, man found in bedroom.  Mrs. ROBERTSON, living with her, found drunk; had her own child boarded out to her, unsuitable.  5 pages, List 30.

BOLGER, Charlotte, nurse, Richmond, investigated for taking money for the care of Clarence LOVE in 1901, after child has died.  The father HERLIHY lives with his son in law Denis DINES at Geelong.  11 pages, List 37.

BOLTON, Rosie, Preston, adopted illegitimate child of Ella Marion STAMP in 1904, 3 pages, List 6.

BOND, Alice Maud Mary.  Gave birth to illegitimate child at Murroon in 1898.  Father James prosecuted for failure to register in time.  6 pages, List 19.

BOND, H.  Footscray, nurse, 1904.  Child Thelma MARTIN is removed from her care by mother Alma, of Stawell.  List 16.

BOND, H.E., Footscray, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BOOTH, Agnes, nurse, Collingwood, charged with drunkenness in 1905 and registration cancelled.  She had adopted child Dorothy Mary TERRY, daughter of Annie Elizabeth of Abbotsford.  Child removed and Thomas TENNANT and wife apply for her; they had recently lost a daughter.  11 pages, List 38.

BOOTH, Mrs. Susan, Casterton, advised in 1905 that she has given back Gordon Stark DAVIS to his mother, now Mrs. Edith KIPPING.  4 pages, List 46.

BOOTHMAN, Edward B., Hawthorn, charged in 1896 with being the occupier of a house in which an illegitimate child, Effie Eileen McCARTHY was born, and not registering it within 3 days as required.  Mother Margaret lives with him.  7 pages, List 26.

BORRIE, Jessie, born 1901, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

BORRIE, Jessie, born 1901, removed from nurse in Carlton in 1904 and given to Mrs. HASLAM for adoption.  9 pages, List 50.

BORSMAN, Mary. Daughter of Hannah of Sandringham. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

BOTTRELL, John and Jane, California Gully, to adopt Frederick Proud McKELLAR, mother Jane Cameron McKellar, in 1898.  6 pages, List 20.

BOULTON/BOWLTON, Clara, of Warracknabeal.  Had child Mary Lillian CHATHAM, mother Justine, in 1905.  3 pages, List 6.

BOUNDY, William, born 1898, son of Mabel Chivers Boundy, removed from nurse Frances EDWARDS, Diamond Creek in 1901 and adopted by W.P. SCOTT, draper of South Yarra, reputed father.  8 pages, List 39.

BOURKE, Mrs. Elizabeth of Violet Town, applies to register as a nurse in 1907.  4 pages, List 2.

BOURKE, Norman C., mother Ellen, with a nurse in Footscray,  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

BOVER, Sarah A., Footscray, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BOWEN, Violet Casey, removed from care of nurse E.J. FALCONER, Cheltenham, by mother Mary in 1895.  4 pages, List 22.

BOWEY, Esther, West Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BOWN, Rose, wife of John, Collingwood, applied for registration in 1905; refused.  9 pages, List 47.

BOX, Fanny, nurse, had one child, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

BOXSHALL, Caroline, gave birth to illegitimate child at her sister Mrs. Jane COATES house in 1901; not registered in required time and husband Robert Coates charged.  List 39.

BOYES, Florence M., mother Mrs. Florence A., Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

BOYLE, Martha, wife of Thomas, Sale, adopted Gladys May GILMORE, child of Elizabeth, in 1903.  3 pages, List 47.

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BRACE, Dorothy Mary, illegitimate child, file re death of [born 1897, death not registered] at nurse Mrs. Mary A. ALDRED’s home, Back Creek, mother Rosa BRACE, in service at Moama. Child died of gastroenteritis.

BRADLEY, Frances, wife of Joseph of Murchison.  Applied in 1901 to take child Florence Amiel MICHEL, whose mother has died, and was a widow living with Peter Michel. List 2.

BRADLEY, Henrietta, wrote from Fitzroy in 1900, applying to be registered as a nurse.  Police report she is the second wife of Henry, bricklayer, and much younger, and they came from Whittlesea recently.  She is illiterate and the request is not granted.  12 pages, List 32.

BRADLEY, Thomas, mother M., Pyalong; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BRADY, Annie, widow, North Melbourne, ex hotel keeper, applies for registration in 1905, has Violet May SEWARD, child of Augusta.  Application refused.  4 pages, List 38.

BRADY, P.M., Geelong East, 1906; is adopting Vincent Creighton HORSNEY, [HORNSEY?] child of her sister who has died, 4 pages, List 22.

BRADY, Veronica, in the care of a nurse; received from nurse CLAYTON, Whittlesea.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BRAITHWAITE, Mrs. M. Balaclava, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child BURNS, given to father Mr. KERNEY of Tasmania.

BRAND, Mrs. Margaret. Port Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Mona Eileen MORGAN.

BRANFIELD, Christiana.  Illegitimate child of Mary, adopted by grandmother Mrs. Joseph BRANFIELD of Ararat in 1901.  List 14.

BRAUEN, Daisy, Fitzroy, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BRENAN, Bernard,  mother Mary c/- Mrs. Goldspink, St Joseph’s Home; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BRENT, Ellen  , Princess Hill, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BRETAG/BREITAG, Wilhelm.  Fathered child Wilhelmina Ada PROPOSCH, mother Ada, which was adopted by Agnes GRASKE of Dimboola in 1907, 2 pages, List 11.

BREW, Freda Mary, Ballarat, 1899.  Advises she has taken over care of Ivy FORD, child of Ethel.  Her son is the child’s father.  2 pages, List 17.

BRIGGS, Octavia, nurse, Fitzroy, has child Cyril McKINNON, mother Helen B., Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

BRIGGS, Octavia, nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

BRIGGS, Sarah, widow of Inglewood, applies to be registered, 1905, so she can take care of child Alice Mary NEEDS.  The mother has died; father Henry of Korong Vale.  9 pages, List 2.  Death of child, another file.  List 16.

BRINSMEAD, Annie and Alexander, Ballarat, apply to adopt Ellen May McDONALD, child of Mary, in 1904.  8 pages, List 9

BROADBENT, A. East Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had children Thomas Chapman MITCHELL, Francis Joseph RYAN (mother Annie removed him), Mary B. AITCHISON, (mother Annie removed her), Bernie Margret JONES (mother Sarah received him), Minnie JONES (unnamed mother removed her), Leslie BOLT, (mother a servant at Clunes) who died.

BROCK, Gertrude, illegitimate child of Emily, died in 1895 at home of Mirra[?] HUNTER, St. Kilda West, an unregistered nurse.  Police find mother was wet nursing the child of Mr. WILCOCKS in St. Kilda and the child was previously with Mrs. Annie SMITH of Moore St. Fitzroy, also unregistered.  12 pages, List 22.

BROMALL, Emily daughter of Emily, with a nurse.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

BROOKES, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hawthorn, registered nurse, 1899, had one child.  Monthly Return October 1899.  List 31.

BROSMAN, Mary. Daughter of Hannah of Sandringham. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return . With a nurse, May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

BROSMAN, Mary, mother Hannah at Sandringham, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

BROSNAN, Mary.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

BROUGHTON, Mrs. Christina, Longwood.  Applied for registration in 1902.  Has Margaret Ann BUCKLEY, daughter of her friend Bridget, a married woman, of Violet Town.  8 pages, List 20.

BROWEN, Evelyn, adopted by Mrs. HOWARD of South Yarra in 1900, taken from nurse Mrs. C. ELLSLEY.  3 pages, List 36.

BROWN, Amelia, mother Annie, Diamond Creek, adopted in 1904 by Mrs. Henry ROSE of the same place; her
only child had died a few years ago.  4 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Annie. Mother Eliza of Glenferrie. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

BROWN, Daisy, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31

BROWN, Daisy. Carlton, nurse, had two children. May/August 1900 Monthly Returns, List 2 and 35.

BROWN, Daisy, Carlton, nurse, had four children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

BROWN, Daisy, nurse, East Brunswick, advises in 1905 she has Keith MULREAN, son of Bessie of Albury NSW.  4 pages, List 45.

BROWN, Doris, child of Annie, married woman, was removed from nurse Mary BERKERY, Eaglehawk, by child’s aunt, Kathleen MATHIESON/MATTHEWSON. Child now with mother who is with her father Patrick MASTERSON, near Inglewood. 1897.

BROWN, Elsie, Born 1900, mother Jane Elizabeth of South Melbourne. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return.

BROWN, Grace, died at home of registered nurse Mrs. E. JONES of Carlton in 1897.  Mother Bridget Brown was at Kyneton.  Police ascertain that her birth was not registered by Mrs. SHAW of Carlton, where she was born, but she has gone to Sydney.  Inquest says died of improper feeding.  9 pages, List 27.

BROWN, Herbert F., child of Katherine, Yarrawonga, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

BROWN, Janet.  Ballarat, 1905, adopts nephew Thomas William TASKER.  List 16.

BROWN, John, born 1905, illegitimate son of Lottie, is being cared for by Mrs. SKINNER of Carlton as his mother is in hospital.  3 pages, List 45.

BROWN, John Whitfield and wife Mary Elizabeth, of Footscray.  To adopt Rose LENNY, child of William Barrington and wife Matilda, in 1901.  List 14.

BROWN, Leslie, mother Jane Elizabeth, with a nurse, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

BROWN, Mrs. M., Benalla, nurse, advised in 1907 that child John COTTER had been removed from her care.  2 pages, List 52.

BROWN, Mrs. M., Benalla, nurse, advised in 1907 that he has George LARKAN, son of Maud.  2 pages, List 52.

BROWN, Martha, widow, Benalla, applied for registration in 1906; references on file.  5 pages, List 53.

BROWN, Martha, Benalla, advised she has John Albert WAGNER, son of Albert, in her care in 1906.  2 pages, List 53.

BROWN, Stella, adopted by Nurse HART in Ballarat in 1907; mother Annie.  List 11.

BROWN, S.A. East Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had an unnamed male child.

BROWN, Sybil.  Gave birth to illegitimate child in 1904; Robert BURNS of Ascot Vale charged with failure to register birth within 3 days; nurse Mary KIMPTON present at birth.  5 pages, List 10.

BROWN, Thomas of Collingwood. Charged in 1899 with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Thomas Brown DEVLIN, son of Mary, within required time. 8 pages, List 2.

BROWN, William C., mother Adelaide, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

BROWN, William, died while in care of nurse Ann Elizabeth ROBERTS in 1904.  Coroner casts suspicion on her sister, Isabella Mary ROGERS.  Two other infants had died, one of whom was Edward JACKSON.  Large file outlining  inquests, requesting Roberts to retire as a nurse and her request to adopt Frank M. GARNHAM.  List 42.

BRUCE, Gladys, mother Margaret, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BRUCE, Teresa, mother Delia, to be adopted by Nellie and George F. WOTTON of Carlton in 1902; father named.  4 pages, List 43.

BRYAN, Jane, Hawthorn, resigns as nurse in 1900, roll book on file shows she had cared for Eric STEWART, mother Jessie, Balwyn, father (?) George BLOOD of Ringwood; child Evelyn May MILLER, mother Helen Elizabeth and Henry LITTLE, father Arthur.  6 pages, List 36.

BRYANT, Mrs. Selina, Northcote.  Took in neighbour’s child Lilia Pausey HEWITT in 1896.  Child’s birth was registered under name of BRENNAN, father Edward Alfred, but parents not married. Mother Frances Dorothy Hewitt was living with her sister Mrs. LAURENCE.  Bryant cared for it for 12 months, but child died.  As she was not a registered nurse she was taken to court and fined.  8 pages, List 24.

BRYSON, Charles F., child of Doris, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

BRYSON, C.S.,  mother D.A., no address given; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BUCHANAN, Emily, born Geelong West, adopted by William H. KAVANAGH in 1906; his son is the father.  List 53.

BUCKLEY, Mary Frances (Miss), to adopt John PARSONs, 1901.  Nurse Mrs. CANE.  List 14.

BUDD, Richard Henry and wife Emily Jane, Ballarat, adopt William Henry HENNESSY, son of John a miner, whose wife has left him with their children.  A girl of five is also adopted by Budd.  3 pages, List 38.

BUDGEON, Mrs.  Prahran, 1898.  Adopts Arthur Leslie GATES, mother Mary.  6 pages, List 17.

BULGER, Mrs. E. , Specimen Hill, Bendigo.  A registered nurse, she wants to adopt Florence WRIGHT in 1902.  6 pages, List 18.

BULL, Annie C.  Adopted by SHORT family in 1905.  List 16.

BULLEN, Eleanor Jane, Back Creek, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

BUNCE, (or BURNS), Beatrice Barker.  With a nurse in January 1902 Monthly Return.  (No entry in birth indexes.)  List 4.

BUNCKE, Carl George, and wife Sarah Jane, adopted Margaret Mary McCANN, born in Adelaide to mother Elizabeth, in 1900.  4 pages, List 33.

BUNTINE, Frederick Smith. Son of Lillian of Mirboo. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

BUNTINE, Sylvia Smith, mother Lily of Carlton, died in 1900 at home of registered nurse Mary YOUNG in Diamond Creek.  3 pages, List 35.

BURCHELL, Philip J., mother Martha, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BURGE, Sarah.  Footscray, takes sister’s child Roy COTTLE in 1902, as she is in last stage of consumption.  List 5.

BURGESS, Charlotte, failure to register birth of illegitimate child Harold Stivey Burgess at Fitzroy in 1898, within required time.  10 pages, List 20.

BURKE, Thosia (?), Coburg, advised in 1900 that she has adopted niece Mary Catherine Burke, 17 months.  The mother has left the father in South Melbourne and gone to W.A. with her own mother.  3 pages, List 32.

BURN, John T., mother Nellie, Albert Park; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BURNESS, Julia, charged at Flemington in 1899 with failure to register birth of illegitimate child, Robert Maslin BEASLEY, mother Mary Howard Beasley, within required time.  9 pages, List 29.

BURNS, Beatrice Barbara, with a nurse.   Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

BURNS, Beatrice Barber, with a nurse in January 1904.  Monthly Return, 1 page. List 25.

BURNS, Beatrice Barber, given to nurse by Miss JAMES, Prahran.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

BURNS, Beatrice Barber.  With a nurse in February 1904 Monthly Return.  1 page, List 10.

BURNS, Levana, with a registered nurse, mother Jane of Jumbunna.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

BURNS, Margaret. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893; had James L. IRONS, son of Bessie; child died.

BURNS, Mary.  Auburn, applies to register as a nurse in 1894, her husband is a gardener, she has two children of her own.  Has Elsie DOWLING, the illegitimate child of her sister Annie.  6 pages, List 6.

BURTON, Leslie, removed from nurse R. DAWSON, Carlton, in 1906 by mother Emily and adopted by Mrs. J. SCOTT of South Melbourne.  5 pages, List 46.

BURRELL, Margaret. West Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Louisa E. McCRAE, who died.

BURREN,  D., Northcote, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BURROWS, Amy, Ellen, wife of F.G., Port Melbourne, applies for registration; has child Arthur BISH in her care; mother is Esther SMITH.  Subsequently withdraws application.  4 pages, List 45.

BURTON, Emma Mary, laundress, North Carlton, applied for registration in 1903; refused.  5 pages, List 50.

BURTON, H.C., North Melbourne, child removed from her care in 1902.  4 pages, List 7.

BURTON, Honora Cecilia, West Melbourne.  Has one child.  June 1900 Monthly Return, List 33.

BURTON, Honora C., Carlton, nurse, had four children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

BURTON, Honora Cecilia.  Charged with manslaughter of infant Thomas ALGER who died in Sale in 1904.  Child had been left in her care in Melbourne by parents Louise (nee LANGFORD) and Thomas, who subsequently took it to Sale.  Burton had combined with fellow nurse Margaret HENNESSY to look after several infants.  File gives details of these two women and police belief in their innocence.  72 pages, List 17.  CONNECTION FOUND

BURTON, Martha. Amess Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.

BURTON, Martha. File covering 1894-1899 includes her original application to be registered as a nurse; the deaths of children Mary Agnes REILLY, daughter of Agnes of Upper Murray, Mary ROSS, daughter of Mary Jane and Maria DUNN [mother not given]; also the removal of Edith WILSON by her grandmother Jane of St. Kilda and Fanny SCHULDT by her mother Elizabeth and the child of Florence BROPHY of Alexandra. Martha’s husband Archibald was a bricklayer. 46 pages, including two letters from Burton.

BURTON, Martha Jane, widow, East Brunswick, applies to be registered.  Police report she was previously registered and charged with neglect, and refuse application.  14 pages, List 2.

BUTCHER, A.M., mother Myrtle, South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BUTLER, C.A,  father John, Diamond Creek; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BUTLER, Mary.  Advises in 1898 that she has taken on the care of her daughter Catherine’s illegitimate child Agnes; resides at Horsham.  Presumed father named.  3 pages, List 6.

BUTLER, Mrs. T., wrote from Bendigo in 1899, wished to adopt sister’s illegitimate child Leslie Jones ROYLANCE; other sister, Mrs. HOUGHTON also mentioned.  12 pages, List 30.

BUTLIN, Mary.  Nurse, Footscray, has a child.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

BUTLIN, Mary, Footscray, nurse, has two children in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BUZZA, Elizabeth, Eaglehawk, a registered nurse, she had no child in October 1903 return.  No further details given.

BYLES, E. Prahran, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Clyde LINDSAY.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BYRNE, Alice, received from Nurse Jebb; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

BYRNE, Essie. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

BYRNE, Gladys S., daughter of Josephine, Brunswick, adopted by mother’s sister Mrs. M. STEWART.  5 pages, List

BYRNE, Mary.  Applied to be registered as a nurse, living in Abbotsford, husband Martin is a labourer, they have 5 children.  6 pages, List 11.

BYRON, Rupert, mother Mary, Toolern; with a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

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CADZOW, Bruno William, born 1899, died at home of nurse Jean BALL, Clifton Hill in 1900.  Mother Jessie is a sister; relatives at St. Arnaud.  6 pages, List 37.

CALLAGHAN, Detta, daughter of Kate of Linden Nth Geelong.  With a nurse in Footscray.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

CALLICK, Ruby Alice. Daughter of Florence Lidia. With a nurse in Melbourne. May 1899 Monthly Return.

CALLICK, Ruby Alice, handed over to her father John ANWIN of Fitzroy, by nurse Charlotte CARR of Coburg in 1901, after mother (who had recently married WEIDERMAN)  failed to pay for her keep.  Letter from Anwin on file; a quite detailed report.  24 pages, List 39.

CAMERON, Mrs. E.  Richmond, nurse, had Edward, son of Eliza BRAYBROOK of Loch, Gippsland in 1901.  Monthly Return.  List 14.

CAMERON, Eliza, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

CAMERON, Eliza, Richmond, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CAMERON, George. Windsor, charged over failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Catherine MALONEY/MOLONEY within required time, 1898. 6 pages, List 2.

CAMERON, Kate, Carlton, advised in 1903 that she had adopted her sister Annie O’BRIEN’s child James.  1 page, List 50.

CAMERON, William James, with a nurse.  Received from nurse Hannah KING, North Melbourne. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CAMM, Elizabeth.  Bruthen, nurse.  Child Harold Norman Mitchelson TRAILL removed by father Harold Keilor MITCHELSON, parents now married, 1904.     List 15.

CAMM, Robert and Elizabeth, Glenferrie.  File re attempts to adopt out their female infant in 1897.  W.J. SHOLL, chemist, Collingwood is one applicant; negative comment about him.  A second is Thera GAINSBERG, Clunes, who is living with Dude STANTON and has negative comments recorded against her.  14 pages, List 48.

CAMPBELL, C. South Yarra, registered as a nurse, 1893, but had no child at inspection.

CAMPBELL, Gladys May, mother Jessie, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CAMPBELL, Harriet, Doreen, has been nursing child Victor William MORAN, and in 1902 advises that she and husband Thomas will adopt him.  He is a fruit grower in Diamond Creek district and the child is nearly two years old. 5 pages, List 44.

CAMPBELL, Jean, mother, Nellie, Footscray; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CAMPBELL, W.G. Coburg, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed, which she had adopted.

CANE, Mrs., registered nurse, wrote from East St. Kilda in 1899 advising she has child Mellie NEWLING.  6 pages, List 31.

CANN, Annie, fined for being the occupier of house in which illegitimate child Rosanna Anderson YOUNG was born, of Edith YOUNG, Middle Park, and not registering birth within 3 days as required. 1898

CANN, Elizabeth.  A registered nurse, she is found drunk at Bendigo in 1900.  Her registration is cancelled and children in her care given to fellow nurse Mrs. BROPHY of Barnard St.  8 pages, List 4.

CANNING, Veronica May, mother May, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

CANNING, Veronica May, daughter of Mary of Fitzroy. With nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

CANTY, Edward, mother Elspeth, Prahran; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

CARDINALI, Henry, Northcote, charged with failure to register illegitimate birth of Daphne Margaret HIRST, child of Margaret Hirst and himself, within 3 days. 1899.

CAREY, Mrs., Armadale.  Child Mary Louisa LENNAN died in her care in 1896; she is unregistered; court case.  10 pages, List 25.

CARL, John and Maria, Bendigo, apply to adopt daughter Harriet Mabel’s illegitimate child in 1904.  5 pages, List 51.

CARLISLE, Ivy.  Interstate arrangements to forward her to her mother in Melbourne, but foster parent decides to keep her.  2 pages, List 6.

CAREY, Rupert H., mother May, Coburg; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CARLE, Mrs. Annie, Prahran, asks in 1903 if she can take another child in, already has two in her care.  4 pages, List 47.

CARLYON, Sydney Lynch, removed from nurse D. BURREN of Northcote in 1905 and adopted by Mrs. Susie SWAIN of Albert Park.  8 pages, List 21.

CARPENTER, Annie, Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CARPENTER, George Rupert, in the care of a nurse, received from Miss STEWART, Presbyterian Home.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CARPENTER, Mrs. M.A., Balwyn, wrote in 1903 about the delay in approving her new home for registration; she had been at Hawthorn and had care of Florence and Nellie SMITH.  List 50.

CARR, Charlotte. Coburg, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

CARR, Charlotte.  Coburg, nurse, 1901 Monthly Return shows she had Alice P. CLEAVER, daughter of Hannah PEARSON of Sale.  List 14.

CARR, Charlotte, Coburg, nurse.  Had two children in her care.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

CARR, John William, mother Ruth Ann,West Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CARROLL, Angella, born 1897, child of Alice of Port Fairy, with a nurse in November 1898.  Monthly Return.  List 28.

CARROLL, Angella.  Daughter of Alice of Port Fairy.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

CARROLL, Jeanie, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

CARROLL, Margaret. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had two male children, unnamed.

CARROLL, Michael J. Born 1898, mother Annie E. Carroll, with a nurse at May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

CARSON, M. North Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; name struck off register.

CARTER, Mrs. Florence, Footscray, applied in 1902 for registration, had child William DELAHUNTY whose mother had died; Mrs. Jane GLEW subsequently took in the child and father.  4 pages, List 43.

CARTER, Mrs. S. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had an unnamed child over three years old.

CARTER, Sarah, widow, Stawell East, applied for registration in 1905.  4 pages, List 48.

CARTLEDGE, C.J., mother T., Ballarat; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CASSELLS, Mrs. Julia charged with neglecting to notify police department re adoption of John Ackarry HARRIS, son of Mabel, 1896.  11 pages, List 3.

CASTLES, M. wrote from Richmond in 1900, applying to adopt infant child of friend Margaret GORDON who has died.  5 pages, List 32.

CATT, Henry, Richmond, plumber, advised in 1900 he had adopted his sister’s twins Victor and Walter.  5 pages, List 36.

CAVANAGH, Mary Beatrice.  Illegitimate child, born 1904, Arthur BENTON living with mother.  List 16.

CAWLEY, Emma. Rathdown Street Carlton. Nurse, has child/ren. April 1899, June 1899 Monthly Return; has one child, November 1899 Monthly Return, List 31.  Has child May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2. Has child, June 1900 Monthly Return, List 33.  Has one child, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35. Has one child, March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

CAWLEY, Nurse, Carlton, in 1906 asked that Miss Annie Maria SMITH be ‘adorse’ (endorsed?).  She has her daughter, a year old, her parents wish to take it home to Castlemaine but want he fact kept secret.  The reputed father Arthur HARRIS is dead.  2 pages, List 53.

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CHADWICK, Daniel.  In the care of a nurse; received from nurse Jane CROXFORD, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CHALK, Florence. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had Annie, 7 year old illegitimate child of Emma SMITH, and Elsie M. Clarke, illegitimate child of Julia CLARKE.

CHALLENGER, Winifred Ada, birth registered by father in 1902, living at Tortoise Head off French Island; not married.  5 pages, List 44.

CHALMERS, Violet May, mother M.G., South Melbourne, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CHAMBERLAIN, Alice A, nurse, had charge of a child.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

CHAMBERLAIN, Alice A., Footscray, registered nurse, had one child in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

CHAMBERS, Ethel, Ascot Vale, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

CHAMBERS, Ethel, Ascot Vale, reported in 1907 that Albert HATTON was accidentally scalded and was now in hospital.  3 pages, List 33.

CHAMBERS, Lucy.  Gave birth to illegitimate child Doris in home of Catherine ENGEL in 1907.  Child not registered within 3 days as required, so Engel fined.  Doris adopted by Turner OLIVER of Prahran.  10 pages, List 11.

CHAPLIN, Mrs. Ann, widow, dressmaker, Maryborough, applied in 1900 to be registered as a nurse, is taking in Elizabeth Ann Tett Chaplin, who is her stepdaughter’s child.  She cancels the registration some months later.  5 pages, List 32.

CHAPMAN, Edith A., wrote from East Brunswick in 1904; wants to take in sister’s illegitimate child without being registered.  3 pages, List 24.

CHAPMAN, J.B.  Nurse, Footscray, has child of Elizabeth PUMPA in 1905, but has not been paid, seeks to resign.  List 16.

CHAPMAN, Jessie, nurse, had charge of three children  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

CHAPMAN, Jessie B., nurse, Footscray, has two children.   August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

CHAPMAN, Jessie B.  Nurse, Footscray.  Has four children.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

CHAPMAN, Jessie B., Percy St., Footscray, advises in 1899 she has adopted Florence Emeline HILLMAN, daughter of Augusta of Drysdale.  3 pages, List 28.

CHARLES, E. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

CHARLESWORTH, Herbert, mother Ellen, with a nurse, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

CHARTERS, Elizabeth. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one child, unnamed.

CHEAIL, Frederick William and Frances Amelia, South Melbourne, applied to adopt Eileen HERMAN, daughter of Edith in 1907.  3 pages, List 52.

CHEGWEDDEN, Sarah, Euroa, married, applied for registration in 1905; had Margaret Byers EINSPORN, daughter of Anna Louisa of Strathbogie, and wishes to adopt her. Local police suspicious that money has changed hands. 16 pages, List 51.

CHEN KEE, Agnes, Melbourne, applied to adopt unnamed child in 1907.  She is married to Thomas TOYE and hasn’t seen him since 1903, is living with Chen Kee; 2 letters from her on file.  6 pages, List 52.

CHEVERLEY, Olive Louisa, mother Ellen, Hawthorn, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

CHESTER, Sarah, widow, gave birth to Harold Thomas Chester in Fitzroy in 1899.  She was living with Henry SECOMB, who was charged with failure to register birth within required time.  7 pages, List 28.

CHIDLEY, Mary, Fitzroy, occupier of a house in which the illegitimate child of Violet DEAN  was born in 1906 and false information given at birth registration.  No prosecution, as Dean told her she was married to Edward DAWSON, the father of the child, but she was living apart from her husband.  4 pages, List 24.

CHIRGWIN, Eliza Jane, charged with giving false name when she left her infant with nurse M.A. JOHNSON, Fitzroy, in 1906, then removed him and took him to hospital where he died.  17 pages, List 53.

CHRISTENSEN, Herbert Basil, adopted by aunt Nellie KELLY, Bendigo, in 1902.  5 pages, List 43.

CHUGG, Mr. R., Russell St., Melbourne, in 1902 writes a reference for Mrs. LOCKHART of Fitzroy, who wants to be registered as a nurse; her daughter is in his employ.  Report states her house unsuitable.  3 pages, List 45.

CHURCHILL, Mary, Ward of the Dept of Neglected Children, 10 mths old in 1906, died at residence of unnamed foster parents in Ballarat; undertakers bill on file.  5 pages, List 22.

CLARK, Amy.  Gave birth to illegitimate child at Queenscliff  in 1899, at home of John BURN. 7 pages, List 17.

CLARK, Charlotte, Bendigo St. Prahran, applies to be registered as a nurse in 1893.  2 pages, List 20.

CLARK, Mrs. Edith, Brunswick, wrote in 1900, wishes to take in child Charles John FENN, the mother is a widow, and she is the aunt.  6 pages, List 33.

CLARK, John, mother Sarah, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CLARK, John H.S., mother Marie M., Moonee Ponds, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

CLARK, John H.S., mother Maria M., Moonee Ponds; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CLARK, Mrs. M.A. St. Kilda, registered as a nurse, 1893, had one male child, unnamed.

CLARK, Myrtle May.  Grandmother Mrs. G. CLARK of Punt Rd., Richmond wishes to adopt her, 1902; child died.  3 pages, List 17.

CLARKE, Annie, single, 24 years, West Melbourne, applied for registration in 1904.  Report states she was from Casterton and formerly worked at Hamilton, and was being used as a front by nurses BURTON and HENNESSY whose registrations had been cancelled.  6 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, Charles J., in the care of a nurse; received from Miss HOSKINGS, Collingwood.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CLARKE, Mrs. E.  A registered nurse at Windsor, she asks permission to take child Charles Allen BAXTER on holiday with her in 1899.  5 pages, List 6

CLARKE, Rose, pregnant to C.H.W. DENSTON of the Chamber of Manufacturers, gave birth in 1905 at home of Mrs. Isabella PEGG, Collingwood, claiming to be married.  Investigation of case, letter from him to Pegg on file.  16 pages, List 45.

CLARKE, Ruth. Daughter of Annie, her address not given. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

CLARKE, Ruth, adopted by Mrs. WILLIAMS of Fitzroy in 1901; she is a midwife, whose husband is a printer.  Ruth is 3½ years old.  Nurse Eleanor COPLAND of Carlton reports handover.  6 pages, List 39.

CLARKE, Stanley James, son of Mary of West Melbourne, removed from nurse Jane MOORE of Footscray in 1902 and taken to Sydney.  Her parents live in Albury and do not know about the child according to her friend Beatrice WALKER.  8 pages, List 44.

CLASSON, Alma Dorothy, adopted by father’s brother Charles Classon, Northcote in 1905.  4 pages, List 38.

CLASSON, Mary Ann, adopts Edna Classon in 1905, one of twins whose mother has died.  4 pages, List 38.

CLAXTON, George. St. Arnaud, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Richmond Leslie TYSON who died.

CLAYTON, L. Prahran, registered as a nurse, 1893; had left the district on inspection.

CLAYTON, Madge.  Nurse at Whittlesea, 1906; fails to notify police that she has child Violet BRADY, daughter of Mrs. Annie, servant, West Melbourne, father in South Africa.  2 pages.  Subsequently adopts male child of Edith M. PLOWRIGHT.  2 pages, List 4.

CLEAVER, Alice Pearson, mother Harriet PEARSON, Sale; with a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

CLEGG, Catherine, wife of Henry, Carlton, adopted Catherine LINDSAY in 1897; incomplete file.  3 pages, List 48.

CLEMENTS, Sarah, St. Kilda, had charge of a child.  Monthly Return November 1898.  List 28.

CLIFF, Evelyn M., mother Mary, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

CLIFF, Eliza Mary, mother Mary Ellen, Burwood; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CLIFFORD, Agnes, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

CLIFFORD, Agnes. Carlton, registered as a nurse, but has no child at present. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

CLIFFORD, Kate, wife of Patrick, labourer, North Carlton, applies for registration as a nurse in 1901; has Mary Kingston EDWARDS, daughter of Mary.  Registration refused and child given to another nurse.  7 pages, List 39.

CLIFFORD, Sylvia, mother Alice. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return.

CLINTON, James Thomson, in care of nurse, received from Mr. DRIVER, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CLOUGH, Doris, in the care of a nurse; received from Mrs. CRISP, Livingston Homes.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COATES, Mrs. S. Burnley, registered as a nurse, 1893; has child Alice BULLOCK and James Freman BIRD, son of Emily of North Melbourne.

COCKBILL, Henry.  His housekeeper Minnie GRAY gives birth to illegitimate child Charlotte Mary there in 1906, claimed to have been married to him.  9 pages, List 53.

COFFEY, Margaret, Balaclava.  Daughter Annie gave birth to illegitimate child Margaret Nellie in her home in 1901, ladies nurse Ellen BERRY in attendance.  Investigated for failure to register birth in required time, but no prosecution.  9 pages, List 37.

COGGINS, Frederick H.C., mother Rose A., Richmond, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

COLBERT, Frederick Joseph, son of Catherine, adopted by Catherine and John James FULLER of Carlton in 1900.  9 pages, List 33.

COLBERT, Frederick Joseph, son of Catherine, with a nurse, August 1900 Monthly Return.  List 35.

COLE, Mary, Richmond, received child Albert Henry SPENCER from his mother Gertrude; she subsequently writes that his real name, and hers, is COLVIN.  List 12.

COLE, Stanley, son of Louisa, adopted by Joseph and Mary DAVIS of Ballarat South in 1898, dies shortly afterwards, not suspicious.  4 pages, List 20.

COLE, Mrs. W.C., of Fitzroy, adopts Dorothy, daughter of Mabel MANZIES of Richmond, in 1905.  6 pages, List 7.

COLEMAN, Ethel Louisa, daughter of Isabella of Tallarook. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.  See also COLMAN.

COLEMAN, Myrtle, mother Loveday M., Ballarat, with a nurse in Footscray.   August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

COLEMAN, Priscilla Jane, Port Melbourne, applied for registration in 1901, has child Bertha May GARNETT.  Changed mind, and was to join husband interstate, which child went to orphanage.  7 pages, List 38.

COLES, Mrs. Harriet. Ararat, registered as a nurse, 1893, has child of Annie LEIGHTMAN .

COLLARD, Ethel, mother Mary, South Yarra; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COLLARD, William, mother Mrs. May, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

COLLIER, Esther Helena, born Bacchus Marsh 1906, mother Mrs. Annie COOK, married to Robert Eason Cook but living apart from him and with Rupert Collier, who is charged with failure to register birth in time.  6 pages, List 46.

COLLINGBURN, Annie, widow, Footscray, 67 years; applies in 1905 to register as a nurse, 13 year old grandson lives with her.  Concern over her age.  7 pages, List 21.

COLLINGWOOD.  1894 correspondence re the objections of Lady Visitors to the work involved in inspecting nurses’ homes and children.  Names mentioned:  C. RUMSLEY, Mrs. MEADOWCROFT, Congregational Parsonage, Abbotsford, Mrs. DAVIES, 24 Cambridge St.  16 pages, List 3.

COLLINGS, Leonard, adopted by aunt Louisa PAYNE, Richmond, 1904.  5 pages, List 51.

COLLINS, Bernard, mother Lavinia, Ballarat; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COLLINS, Elizabeth,  Windsor, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COLLINS, Ellen. Rosslyn St., West Melbourne. Nurse, has no child at present. . April 1899 Monthly Return.

COLLINS, Emily.  Correspondence over whether her aunt Mrs. E. MORLEY of South Melbourne, has to register to take care of her child William Collins, in 1897.  15 pages, List 6.

COLLINS, L., mother M., High Camp Plain, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COLLINS, Nancy, Williamstown North, applied for registration in 1903; wanted to adopt Bernadetta CALLAGHAN, daughter of Catherine, born Geelong.  Negative report on her character and that of her daughters, and application refused.  8 pages, List 46.

COLLINS, William Milne, 16 months, died suddenly at aunt Ellen MORLEY’s house at St. Kilda in 1898; son of Emily.  Report.  2 pages, List 42.

COLMAN, Ethel L.  Daughter of Isabella of Tallarook.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  See also COLEMAN.

COLTON, Mrs. James.  Wrote from Port Albert in 1904, is to adopt her niece Susan Elizabeth Maud FISHER who is currently with nurse Mrs. Ada HOLLINGSWORTH.  3 pages, List 17.

COLVIN, Albert H., with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

COMBE, A., South Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COMBEN, George James, son of James, Burnley, taken in by grandmother as mother has died.  3 pages, List 47.

COMMERFORD, Richard, mother Beatrice, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

CONDON, Rose, died in 1904 while in care of Mrs. Selina GEORGE of West Melbourne; natural causes.  Child’s mother had died and guardian Robert GIBSON of Omeo had arranged for Mrs. A.M. WATSON of South Melbourne to take her, but she returned her and George had taken her in, although not registered.  George subsequently applied to adopt Walter J. GREENWOOD, child of Ethel, Omeo; police not favourable, but adoption went ahead.  File includes name of father of Greenwood.  23 pages, List 46.

CONLON, Mrs. B. Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; has an unnamed female child.

CONNELL, F.V., mother M., Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CONNELLY, Ilene. Daughter of Catherine. With a nurse in Melbourne. May 1899 Monthly Return.

CONNOLLY, Ilene, daughter of Catherine.  With a nurse in Coburg.  February 1902 Monthly Return.  List 43.

CONNORS, Agnes. Daughter of Winifred of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

CONQUEST, Margaret, Prahran, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CONYBERE, Mrs. A. Northcote, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had no child on when inspected.

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COOK, Mrs. F.M. Ascot Vale, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Harold McINTYRE.

COOKE, Ambrose Herbert, mother Martha, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

COOLEY, Mr. and Mrs., Kensington, advised in 1905 that they had adopted Mary TURNER from the Foundling Hospital, Broadmeadows.  4 pages, List 48.

COOPER, Ellen.  Wangaratta, 1900, to take child Edward MORRISON, List 13.

COOPER, Kate.  Wrote from Brunswick in 1897; married, four children, applies to be registered, wants to take her sister’s illegitimate child Francis J. DILLON.  5 pages, List 5.

COOPER, Mary Jane.  Nurse, Carlton, has three children, March 1901 Monthly Return, List 8.  Has one child, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

COOPER, Mary Jane, Fitzroy, nurse, charged with neglecting to keep her Roll Book up to date in 1901, suspected of being a baby farmer.  She has Kate DEVLIN and her infant living with her and four other babies, William ROSS, Mary Ellen Peloless O’SHEA, Muriel COLLINS and Vera A. CAROLAN.  20 pages, List 39.

COOPER, Nurse, Carlton.  Albert Foster BERTRIDGE is removed from her care by mother Rose in 1902.  List 12.

COPAS, Mary, South Melbourne, nurse, had three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COPELAND, Eleanor. Madeline St. Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return. Has two children,  June 1899 Monthly Return.  Has two children, May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

COPLAND, Eleanor, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

COPPIN, Mrs. Fanny. North Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; has Francis James ATKINSON, illegitimate child of Lilian.

CORNISH, Martha, Brunswick, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CORRIGAN, Alfred. Son of Mary of Fitzroy. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

COTTER, Mrs. Jessie, Carlton, took in Ernest and Ellen, children of Mrs. Ellen NOLAN of Won Won near Yarram in 1902.  As she was unregistered, police prepared prosecution case, but discovered a sordid tale.  Their mother was the stepdaughter of Joseph NOLAN, who forced her to marry him in order to avoid prosecution; he had been living with Ellen’s mother Margaret nee MONCRIEF, and had several children by her.  She was the widow of Thomas S. REYNOLDS.  A large file, with several birth and marriage certificates etc.  List 62.

COTTER, Patrick.  With a nurse in March 1901 Monthly Return, List 8.

COTTLE, Esther, nurse, had one child, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

COUGHLIN, Martha.  Daughter of Martha.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

COULSON, Ruth, removed from nurse Mrs. S. RILEY, Fitzroy in 1905 by grandmother Mrs. E. Coulson of Ballarat and placed with her sister Annie JENNINGS.  4 pages, List 38.

COUSINS, Mrs. Mary of Kensington, applies in 1907 to adopt her daughter Ruby’s illegitimate child Leonard; she has since married R. BUX.  Father of child named. 4 pages, List 2.

COVERDALE, Helen, Richmond, applied for registration in 1904.  3 pages, List 6.

COWEN, Daphne C., mother Cecilia, Fitzroy, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

COX, Emily, Brunswick, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COX, Ivy Pearl, mother Rhoda Maud, born in house of grandmother Maria Cox, Brunswick in 1904 and not registered in time.  8 pages, List 46.

COX, Maria, Hotham Hill, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COX, Maria, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

COYLE, Euphemia, Brown Hill Ballarat, registered as a nurse in 1896.  In 1899 Thomas Patrick RYAN, illegitimate and in her care, died.  The inquest jury recommended her licence be cancelled as the child was poorly clad.  5 pages, List 26.

COYLE, John, mother Kate, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

COYLE, John, mother Kate, Elizabeth St Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

COZENS, Alice.  Gave birth to illegitimate child Albert in Horsham in 1898.  Living with KILPATRICK, who is charged with failure to register birth in time.  2 pages, List 21.

CRAIG, Charles, mother Ellen CARIG, [misspelt??] Northcote, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

CRAINE, Alice May,  Flemington, nurse had one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

CRAMPIN, Mary D., Hawthorn West, registered nurse, 1899, had one child. Monthly Return October 1899.  List 31.

CRAMPION, Mary D., Hawthorn, registered nurse, has child Irene WESTON.  In 1899 Lady Visitor reports insufficient sleeping arrangements; report on.  7 pages, List 29.

CRAVINS, Emma. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had an unnamed male child. Note: Surname unclear.

CRAWFORD, Norman R., mother Jessie, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

CRAWFORD, Norman R., mother Jessie, Port Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CRAYTHORN, Nellie.  Yarrawonga, 1901, is to look after Leo Patrick KELLY, child of Norah.  List 13.

CRESWICK, Russell G., mother Wilhelmina, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

CRIBBS, Roy, mother Marnie, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

CRIDGE, James Matthew, 2 years, handed to aunt Mrs. Lizzie WHARTON of Auburn by nurse, 1907.  4 pages, List 52.

CRINIGAN, Mary.  With a nurse, March 1901; mother Rose.  Monthly Return.  List 8.

CROFT, Edward.  Wrote from Elmhurst in 1906.  His daughter had had an illegitimate child, and needs to go to hospital as she is ill.  His nephew’s wife Mrs. Thomas HOMFRAY is willing to care for the child temporarily, and he asks police permission for this to occur, which is granted.  4 pages, List 4.

CROSSLEY, Mrs. Mary Ann, Raywood, applied to register, wishes to take in Patrick Moylan DERRICK, 18 month of son of Amelia, who wants to go into service, 1901.  Application refused.  6 pages, List 38.

CROWTHER, Elizabeth.  Applies to be registered, 1904.  List 15.

CROXFORD, Jane, nurse, Fitzroy.  Has G.J. Stewart HEPBURN, father Thomas, and Arthur NELSON, mother Edith, Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

CROXFORD, Jane, nurse, Fitzroy, had three children in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

CROZIER, Linda.  Daughter of Ethel.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

CROZIER, Linda, mother Ethel at Richmond, with a nurse inCarlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

CUFFE, Mrs Frances Irene, of Carlton, seeks to adopt Muriel LANGTON, born 1905, mother Charlotte, in 1906.  She has previously adopted Norman MILLER, son of Agnes.  5 pages, List 4.

CULA, Mrs. Isabella, Collingwood, applies to be registered as  nurse in 1905, includes references from Mary Ann McDOUGALL and Effie GRAHAM; she is a nurse with a large midwifery practice and away from home a lot, so registration refused.  9 pages, List 45.

CULLIN, Joseph, son of Ellen Louisa, adopted by Sarah ROSE, Korumburra, in 1904.  3 pages, List 51.

CUMMING, Annie, Windsor, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

CUNNINGHAM, Joseph.  Charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Edith BISHOP at Brunswick in 1899 within required time.  9 pages, List 3.

CURRIE, Eliza, registered nurse, came from Geelong to Balaclava in 1899 and failed to keep roll book up to date; Ruby KING, child of Elizabeth, had died previous year.  10 pages, List 30.

CURTIN, James, Richmond, wrote in 1906 that his wife had given birth but was very ill, and a friend, Mrs. Arthur SOUTER had taken in child to care for it, without any fee.  She was an old friend of his wife; wife subsequently died and Souter continued to care for child.  Both are members of the Salvation Army.  7 pages, List 24

CUSHEN, Blanche. Prahran, nurse, had three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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DALENBERG, Mary, Kew, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DALENBURG, May.  Kew, nurse, had Frank Holiday HIGGINS in 1901.  Father Frank HOLIDAY, mother Susan HIGGINS.  Monthly Return.  List 14.

DALEY, Annie, nurse, South Melbourne, had charge of a child.   Monthly Return, February 1899. List 27

DALEY, Annie, nurse, Footscray, had children.  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

DALEY, Mary Ellen, mother Ellen, South Yarra; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DALRYMPLE, Sarah nee BARRIE, widow of Robert, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1901 and failed to
register in time.  8 pages, List 42.

DALTON, Norman.  Son of Annie of Abbotsford Convent.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

DALTON, S.H., blacksmith, Koondrook, advised in 1903 that he was adopting grandchild Violet Laurel May SMITH, whose mother Annie had died.  4 pages, List 48.

DALZIEL, Mary Ann.  Writes in 1906 that she has taken back her child Gladys from Nurse WIDDOWSON.  2 pages, List 3.

DAMYON, Bruce, child, taken by father in 1895 and handed over to Mrs. GLANFIELD of Windsor, who then applied to be registered as a nurse.  His wife didn’t know about it and takes Glanfield to court to get child returned to her.  They had been involved in an unsuccessful divorce case.  4 pages, List 22.

DANCE, Wilhelmina, daughter of Mary, born 1902, adopted by Mrs. C. TURNBULL, widow, Fitzroy in 1905.  6 pages, List 21.

DANIELLS, Arthur Grosvenor, clergyman, and wife Mary E., adopt Arthur Grosvenor ANGUS, born 1896, child of William Ferguson Angus in 1897.  Subsequently fail to have child vaccinated and are taken to court.  19 pages, List 28.

DARBY, Harry. Son of Mabel. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return.

DARVELL, Minnie, of Malvern, applies for registration as a nurse in 1905.  8 pages, List 6.

DAVENPORT, Mrs. Margaret, Carlton, daughter a barmaid, adopted Reginald CLEINE, one of illegitimate twins born 1904, but the mother later reclaimed the child after the sibling died.  4 pages, List 42.

DAVEY, Cyril, mother Louisa, single, (Albury NSW) with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

DAVEY, Cyril,  mother Louisa Davey, Albury NSW; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DAVEY, Eliza Catherine.  Father William Morton DAVEY.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

DAVEY, Eliza Catherine, father William Morton Davey, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

DAVEY, Elizabeth.  South Melbourne, 1904.  Applies for registration, then changes mind.  List 16.

DAVEY, Ileen May.  Born 1903 to mother Caroline Annie MADDOX nee HALL, who had been deserted by her husband and was living with Reg DAVEY a baker of Footscray.  Detailed report on her background after failure to register child within 3 days.  List 14.

DAVIDSON, Elizabeth, Collingwood, nurse; has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

DAVIDSON, Ernest, mother Jane, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

DAVIDSON, Janet Grace. Daughter of Jean of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 Monthly Returns.  With a nurse, May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

DAVIDSON, Sarah, widow, Coburg, for registration; references on file.  Not recommended.  File damaged.  4 pages, List 53.

DAVIES, M.A.  Wallington, 1904.  Has adopted Margaret HOSE, her son is the father of the child.  List 15.  (See entry for DAVIS)

DAVIS, Alfred and Minnie.  Apply to adopt Jessie Marion KORNMAN, her niece, whose mother has died and whose father is George. 6 pages, List 4.

DAVIS, Eileen Maria, born Fitzroy 1904.  Mother Adeline Edith MUIR gave birth in house of her father William and married child’s father Charles Gordon DAVIS next day.  Birth not registered within 3 days, her father charged.  10 pages, List 17. CONNECTION FOUND.

DAVIS, Lexie May, in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. Davis, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DAVIS, Mrs. M. Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed, which was removed by mother.

DAVIS, Mrs. M.A. of Wallington.  Adopted Isabel, child of Maggie HOSE in 1903; in 1904 her son George has married Maggie, and she wants to return their child to them.  3 pages, List 6.  (See entry for DAVIES)

DAVIS, Violet, returned to her mother Edith by nurse Susan BOOTH, Casterton, in 1905.  List 48.

DAWKINS, Francis.  With a nurse in Footscray.  Monthly Return January 1904.

DAWKINS, Mary, had illegitimate child Francis at Mrs. PEDDLE’s home, told her she was a married woman; no prosecution.  List 5.

DAWSON, Edward, mother Una DEAN, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return  List 26.

DAWSON, Edward, mother Una, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DAWSON, John Clifford, mother Lydia, Brunswick, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DAWSON, Rosetta, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

DAWSON, Rosetta, Carlton, had four children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

DAWSON, Rosita, Carlton, has five children in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

DAWSON, Sarah.  Footscray; registered nurse; has a child.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

DAWSON, Sarah, Footscray, has one child in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DAY, Jane of Richmond.  Illegitimate child William SMITH born to mother Mary Elizabeth Smith in her house in 1898 and not registered in time.  Mary born Rokewood c.1877.  15 pages, List 18.

DAY, Margaret. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

DAY, Mrs. M., Macarthur Square Carlton, applied to register in 1897; this is an incomplete file.  List 48.

DAY, Thomas, of Hawthorn.  Asks in 1906 if an old friend, Mrs. GALE, needs to register, as she is minding his twins; their mother died giving birth.  3 pages, List 3.

DEACON, Doris J., mother Isabella, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

DEAN, Jack Raymond, ‘adopted’ in 1899 by Mrs. L. BARKLE, matron South Yarra Rescue Home, on behalf of the Methodist Mission.  She will care for him for 3 years then put him up for adoption.  Mother of child is Marion Dean. 5 pages, List 32

DEAN, May, Carlton, nurse. Has a child. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

DEAS, Leonard, with a nurse, died.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

DEEGAN, Annie Josephine, illegitimate child of Annie and William DENT, died at Geelong in 1900.  6 pages, List 32.

DEER, Margaret, South Melbourne, applied for registration in 1903, wished to take in Beatrice May TURNER, daughter of Beatrice.  She is housekeeper for her stepfather John WILSON.  4 pages, List 50.

DEGMER, E.  Nurse, child Leslie TYACK removed by Louise WHITCROFT, who is to adopt him, in 1901.  List 14.

DEGNAR, Edith, Richmond, nurse had two children in her care in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DE GRUCHY, Ethel, 4 years old in 1895.  Anonymous report that she is being ill-treated by adoptive mother Mrs. Christina Jane LEVER, wife of William, West Melbourne.  She is a registered nurse.  Mother Mary Ann De Gruchy approached and tried to get financial help from child’s father so she could take her back.  Medical examination finds no evidence of ill treatment.  23 pages, List 23.

DELANY, Francis Rowley, mother Ethel Annie, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DELOTS, Mrs.  Fitzroy, wrote in 1902 re adoption of Daisy FERGUSON.  List 5.

DEMPSEY, Robert.  Son of Robert, hawker, South Melbourne.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return, List 3.

DENHERT, Edna May.  Mother Kathleen advises she has removed her from Nurse Hannah HING of North Melbourne, and given to Mrs. Matilda NELSON of Northcote in 1906.  Police find mother’s real name is Kathleen WILSON nee RODGERS/ROGERS and she is charged with giving false information.  16 pages, List 24.

DENMAN, Selean (?), mother Bessie, South Yarra, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

DENNIS, Mrs. G.T. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

DENSEM, Ada. North Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had one male child, unnamed, who died in April.

DERRICK, Alice, mother Alice, Clifton Hill; in the care of nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DE VARNEY, William, Newport, for adoption of Helen TAIT in 1907.  5 pages, List 52.

DEVEREAUX, Joseph, mother Teresa, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

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DICKSON, Mrs. Annie.  To adopt illegitimate daughter of Lucy ROWAN, 1902.  List 5.

DICKSON, Edward, Berrina, is to adopt Hector Edward BARRETT, son of Mary Louise, in 1900.  4 pages, List 33.

DICKSON, Edwin Victor William Brown; mother Esther, Prahran, child over 2 years; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DICKSON, Mrs. H., Arden St., North Melbourne, advises she has her sister’s child Charles AMOORE in 1901; mother in poor health. 7 pages, List 39.

DILLON, T., in the care of a nurse, over 3 years old.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DINES, Bertha May.  Daughter of Pheobe Edith Dines.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

DINES, Bertha May, mother Phoebe, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

DINGEY, Peter, Footscray; applied to adopt a male child found in Richmond in 1904, 6 pages, , List 6.

DINLEY, Alice Veronica, adopted by Minnie and Matthew Patrick HEALY, Ballarat, in 1903.  3 pages, List 49.

DITCHFIELD, Margaret. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed, which was removed by mother.

DIXON, E. Williamstown, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child James DEWART, who died in May.

DIXON, Margaret, mother Vera Maud, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DIXON, Nellie.  Applies to be registered in 1904, then withdraws as ill.  List 15.

DOBELL, Stewart James, in the care of a nurse, received from Nurse REED, Coburg;  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DOCKERY, William E., mother Mabel, with a nurse in Footscray in August 1900, Monthly Return, List 35.

DOHELAS, Robert. Son of Kate of West Melbourne. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.  Name given as DOHLS.  With a nurse, June 1899 Monthly Return.

DOHELAS, Robert, mother Kate, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.  With a nurse, August 1900 Monthly Return.  List 35.

DOHELAS, Robert, removed from nurse by mother Kate in 1901 and taken to the country; is three years old.  8 pages, List 39.

DOHERTY, Robert L., mother Mollie, with a nurse, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

DOLLOFFSKY, Mary May. Daughter of Kate Agnes. With a nurse in Melbourne. May 1899 Monthly Return.

DONALD, Mary, Fitzroy, adopts infant Charles JOHNSTON, son of Emily, thru Mrs. FOYLE, nurse, Richmond.  Emily’s sister Mrs. Louise BEARD of South Yarra involved.  Child died and police are suspicious of circumstances and take testimonies from those involved.  28 pages, List 38.

DONALD, William Patrick. With nurse Mary STEVENS at Footscray, mother Caroline at Bairnsdale. March 1898 Monthly Return.

DONALDSON, Edith Allison,  mother Allison, ‘Woodfield’; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DONNELLY, Harriet.  Gave birth to child Ethel in home of James DUNSTAN of Balaclava in 1906.  She was a married woman, living apart from her husband for 16 yrs, and formerly of Kilmore.  Dunstan prosecuted for not registering birth within required time period.  6 pages, List 4.

DONNELLY, Harriet.  Child Ethel died while under care of  nurse TREBY; no blame attached to nurse.  5 pages, List 4.

DONOHUE, Mrs. Christina, Brunswick, for registration, 1907; refused.  3 pages, List 52.

DONOHUE, Mary.  With a nurse, although over 2 yrs old.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

DONOVAN, Mary, mother Annie, with a nurse, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

DORIAN, Christine.  Adopted grand-daughter Veronica Irene MAY, 1901.  List 2.

DOUGLAS, Alice, Collingwood, nurse; has two children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

DOUGLAS, Beatrice M., mother Mrs. Beatrice, Brunswick, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

DOUGLAS, Beatrice May, adopted by Sarah Lucy and Solomon  MOSS, Prahran, in 1904; both are deaf and dumb.  4 pages, List 51.

DOWDELL, Harriet. Balwyn; prosecuted for failure to register as a nurse in 1899. Took Roy HUBBARD from his mother Alecia Hubbard, but the child died. Brief of evidence shows mother wet nursing child of Mrs. John MOFFITT of Chatworth near Whittlesea. Women’s Hospital nurse Agnes ROBERTSON gives evidence as does Harriet’s sister Mrs. BROWN of Richmond. 6 pages, List 2.

DOWLMAN, George. Charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Elsie, his daughter’s child, within required time. 6 pages, List 2.

DOWSEY, Frances Edith, removed from nurse Priscilla REED, Coburg, in 1905 and adopted by aunt Hannah McALLISTER of Darlinghurst NSW.  4 pages, List 45.

DOYLE, Mary Ann. Warragul, unregistered nurse, adopts unnamed male child in 1899. Her husband’s name is James and they have had eleven children, all of whom have died. 11 pages, List 2.

DOYLE, Mary Ann of Warragul, alias RICHARDSON alias WRIGHT, took child from unknown woman in Melbourne, gave police his name as Daniel FRECKLETON, father Robert, but really William BEXTREAM, illegitimate child of Millie of Carlton.  Her background given, 1899.  14 pages, List 17.

DRAKE, Jean has nursed Clifford SALMON for 6 mths, mother taken him away, saying she’s going to South Africa with her brother. Father of the child is not living with her. 1898

DRAKE, Mrs. Robert, of Richmond, adopted Ann Jane Drake FOWLER c1896, got from Mrs. SMITH, mother Maggie Fowler. Drake had child for 18mths, now wants to register as nurse, fined 2/6.

DRUMMOND, Mrs. M. Coburg, 1893; had a child, not named, and refused to be registered as nurse.

DRURY, Elizabeth, registered nurse, South Yarra, had 1 female infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

DRURY, Elizabeth, nurse, South Yarra, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DUELL, Olive Williams, came from Mount Gambier with her sister Beatrice in 1902 and gave birth to illegitimate female child in 1902.  Paid Mrs. Susan LAWRENCE to care for it for a few weeks and returned home, but Lawrence, who was unregistered, claimed she had abandoned the child and a search was instigated.  19 pages, List 43.

DUFF, Clara, of Sandford.  Wishes to adopt Stanley William Collis RYAN, born 1905, she is nursing him, 1907.  2 pages, List 11.

DUGDALE, Mary Ann, widow, gave birth to Margaret Neaton Dugdale in house of Frank NEATON in 1905; he charged with failure to register birth in time.  6 pages, List 47.

DUGGAN, Mary C., mother Ellen, St. Kilda, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

DUGGAN, Roy, mother Ada, North Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DUKE, Annie. Pitt Street Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 Monthly Return.

DUKE, Annie, Carlton, registered nurse, had 2 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

DUNCAN, Mrs. Emily, Hawthorn West, registered nurse, 1899, had one child.  Monthly Return October 1899.  List 31.

DUNCAN, Emily.  Had custody of two children in Hawthorn in May 1900 Monthly Return.  1 page, List 11.

DUNCAN, Emily, Coburg.  Had two children in her care.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

DUNCAN, Henry, mother Mary, Ascot Vale, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

DUNLOP, Elizabeth.  Nurse, failure to notify of arrival of child Frederick EWELL, mother Grace, 1901.  Two references.  List 14.

DUNLOP, Elizabeth, East Brunswick, has child Doris Christina MATHIESON, daughter of Mary of North Melbourne.  5 pages, List 49.

DUNN, Julia E., of West Brunswick, reported for failing to enter a child (Margaret Jean ALLIN, mother Mary L.)  removed from her care, properly in her book.  9 pages, List 4.

DUNN, Julia E., nurse, Brunswick, had two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

DUNNING, Edna Jean, with a nurse, given by grandmother Margaret E., Euroa.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

DURRANT, Reginald Herbert, mother Sarah J., South Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

DWIGHT, Frances Mary, Cheltenham, applies to adopt Ellen, daughter of Madeline RIDLEY in 1901.  4 pages, List 39.

DYER, Annie, Malvern, has Cecily Elsie Zuechette in 1904; grandmother Mary Ann ELY.  Monthly Return February, 1 page, List 10.

DYNER, Edith, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

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EAGAN (EGAN?), Alice, mother Annie, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

EAGAN, Alice, mother Annie, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

EAGAN, John, mother Annie, Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

EASTERBY, Gladys T., daughter of Eleanor of Sale.  With a nurse in Prahran in 1904.  Monthly Return.  List 15.

ECCLES, Abigail, Euroa, applied for registration in 1903; had James MULLEN son of Mr and Mrs Mullen of Tallangatta. 6 pages, List 50.

EDGAR, John Kenneth.  Child of May, with a nurse in Footscray in January 1904.  Monthly Return.

EDMONDS, Lily May, born 1904, mother May, adopted by Mrs. M. PHILLIPS of Carlton in 1906.  6 pages, List 53.

EDWARDS, Annie E. North Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had a male child, unnamed.  Had one child in June 1899. Monthly Return.

EDWARDS, Annie E., Carlton, registered nurse, had 2 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

EDWARDS, Annie E., Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

EDWARDS, Annie E., Carlton, had one child in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

EDWARDS, Annie E.  ,Carlton, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

EDWARDS, Bert, Brighton, advised in 1902 that he is adopting Frank VALENTINE, mother Bertha.  His wife was recently confined of a child which died.  4 pages, List 43.

EDWARDS, Edward Poole, died at home of nurse M. SAMPSON, Moreland in 1900, child of Margaret Jane EDWARDS, 6mths old, no blame of nurse.

EDWARDS, Frances.  Nurse, in 1901 sent in copy of Roll Book entry for Percy, son of Elizabeth SMITH of Toolangi via Yarra Glen.  Child was transferred to Mrs. A. VALDER/NALDER of Bearingberg, to be adopted.  List 14.

EDWARDS, Mary Kingston, mother Mary, West Melbourne.  With a nurse, June 1900 Monthly Return, List 33.

EDWARDS, Mary K., born 1900, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

EDWARDS, Sarah Hannah, gave birth to male child at Wedderburn in 1906, claimed to be married to Martin Michael GUILFOYLE, and registering child as John William Guilfoyle, but is unmarried.  Detailed report on case.  22 pages, List 21.

EGAN, Alice.  Born 1905, adopted by Mrs Nellie De SILVA of Richmond in 1907, but returned to nurse ASHFORD at Carlton after 2 weeks, 9 pages, List  11.

EGGLESTON, Mrs. W.D. of Port Melbourne, adopted Alice O’GORMAN in 1904.  7 pages, List 6.

EICKE, Mary B., Coburg, nurse.  Had four children in her care.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

EICKE, Mary B., Coburg, nurse.  Allegation in 1902 that she neglected child of Emily HOBSON, named Lilian Ada HOBSON, which recently died.  12 pages, List 43.

EICKE, Mary, Coburg, nurse.  In 1902 reports that child Elizabeth Mary YOUNG was sent to the Industrial Schools as mother Elizabeth had not paid maintenance, and had given a false address.  Mrs. F. WILLIAMS of Collingwood also advised department that Young owed her board money.   16 pages, List 45.

ELKINGTON, Mrs. Amelia, Brunswick, applied for registration in 1907, so she could adopt Ester Pearl ASTALL, daughter of Florence who is her cousin. Refused.  11 pages, List 52.

ELLEN, Gilbert, child of Clara Maud of Beechworth.  With a nurse in Footscray.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

ELLIOTT, Dorothy Marion A., mother Florrie, Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ELLIOTT, Edith May, Clifton Hill, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

ELLIS, Eileen, born 1900; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ELLESLEY, Caroline, nurse, writes she has given child Evelyn BROWN, to Mrs. E. HOWARD of South Yarra. 1900.  List 1.  Notifies police department she has moved house; premises inspected.  1900.  6 pages, List 2.

ELLSLEY, Caroline, Windsor, nurse, failure to notify department she has infant William ANDERSON in her care; mother Mary gives false information.  5 pages, List 21.

ELLSLEY, Caroline, Windsor, nurse, hands child Margurite Ellen ADAMS back to mother; Jane PHILPOT of Armadale is to adopt – her son Frederick is father.  5 pages, List 21.

ELMES, Edward,  mother Mrs. Minnie, Footscray; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ELMS, Matilda, Armadale, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

ELY, Mrs. Christina, Diamond Creek, nurse, reports removal of George O’MARA by his mother Annie in 1903.  4 pages, List 50.

ELY, Frances.  Nurse, Diamond Creek, 1904.  Has child Florence DORSON.  List 15.

EMBURY, Agnes and Arthur, Brunswick, adopt child Mary Walsh DUNSTAN, daughter of Alice of Fitzroy, in 1902.  4 pages, List 44.

EMERY, Charles Foord,  mother Laura, Coburg; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ENGLISH, Carmel Irene, removed from nurse Emily HALL, Fitzroy by Mary STOCK of Port Melbourne in 1903; she intends to adopt her.  5 pages, List 48.

EPPS, William.  Mother has died, with grandmother Lucy EPPS in Collingwood, father in W.A. 1902.  6 pages, List 14.

EUSTACE, Beryl, mother Sarah, adopted by Mrs. Emily JOHNSON, Carlton, wife of a fruiterer, in 1906.  4 pages, List 52.

EVANS, Anna, daughter of Henry Coles Evans of Yanco NSW, came to Melbourne and gave birth to illegitimate female child at home of Mary ORYNSKEE in 1906.  Her relative Helen COGHLIN arranged matters.  Child not registered in time.  12 pages, List 52.

EVANS, Caroline, North Melbourne, 1897.  Fined for not being registered, had child Dorothy NEILSON, mother Esther.  11 pages, List 19.

EVANS, Dorothea, wife of Edward, engine driver, Carisbrook, adopted Gwendoline THOMAS, child of his unmarried sister Catherine in 1907.  List 13.

EVANS, Doris R., mother Amy, single, (North Yanks (?), NSW,) with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

EVANS, E. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

EVANS, Ivy Irene, born 1901, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

EVANS, Richard John; father John, actor, Broken Hill; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

EXELL, Irene, daughter of Harriet, given to nurse Rebecca TAYLOR, Ballarat in 1907.  2 pages, List 52.

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FAGAN, Anne. North Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

FAGAN, Ann. Birdstall Place Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Has child,  May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

FAGAN, Ann, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

FAGAN, Ann, Carlton, had one child in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

FAGAN, Annie,Carlton, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

FAHEY, Vincent Charles Harold, with a registered nurse, mother Violet of South Yarra.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

FAHEY, Vincent C.H., mother Violet, with a nurse in Footscray,  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

FAIR, Alice, Brunswick, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FAIRFIELD, Mrs Grace, nurse, Quarry Hill, Bendigo.   Reports giving child Ada Vera CRAWFORD back to her mother Elizabeth.  3 pages, List 20.

FAIRBRASS, Mabel.  Adopted by Rebecca VENNING, Prahran in 1896.  Query from Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1897.  Supposed father named.  6 pages, List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FAIRBROTHER, Mary, Geelong, registered nurse, child Agnes BARRETT died in her care, 1895.  6 pages, List 21.

FALCKE, F.A., Ironbark, Bendigo, wrote in 1902, advising he was adopting Isabella JONES.  4 pages, List 43.

FALLA, Keith, son of Ethel Maud, Windsor, died in 1906 while in care of nurse Elizabeth HALL of Northcote.  Report on case.  4 pages, List 22.

FALLON, Mrs, Colac.  Un-named child taken by mother in 1895; she returns book, not taking any more children.  3 pages, List 22.

FALLON, Jessie, Casterton.  To adopt Frank MORGAN, child of Catherine, in 1902.  The father Frank Morgan has deserted her.  The Morgans also have a 9 year old daughter.  8 pages, List 18.

FARMER, Ileen, removed from nurse GALLAHER, South Melbourne in 1907 by Dolly Farmer, and adopted by grandmother.  4 pages, List 33.

FARMER, Linda May, born 1905, adopted by grandmother Annie M. Farmer; her mother is Annie Linda Farmer.  4 pages, List 33.

FARRELL, Herbert William, in the care of a nurse, received from Mabel Farrell, Brunswick.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FARROLL, Elizabeth, Balaclava, charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Alice Lucy PHILLIPS in 1901, mother Mary is her granddaughter.  She is 70 years old and in a feeble state; Mary is 17 years old.  12 pages, List 37.

FAUIRER?? Elizabeth.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

FAULDER, May,Coburg, nurse, has two children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

FAWCETT, Ethel, taken in by late mother’s sister Mrs. Alice DIXON, wife of Arthur, North Melbourne, in 1901. 3 pages, List 39.

FAWCETT, Hannah, Ballarat East, registered nurse.  Anonymous letter in 1899 says she’s really Mrs. Hannah LADNER.  Has child Lilian Wilfreda ARCHER, born 1897, mother Catherine Julia, in her care.  Loses registration.  19 pages, List 30.

FAWCETT, Robert, with a nurse, March 1901 Monthly Return; mother Millie. List 8.

FAWKNER, Bessie, mother Annie, Bunyip, adopted by Charlotte M. KESSLER, Windsor in 1904.  Agreement on file.  She had already adopted Edith THOMPSON, born 1901.  5 pages, List 42.

FAWKNER, Bessie, mother Annie, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FEARNLEY, Geoffrey, mother Henrietta, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

FENN, M.P. East Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

FERGUSON, Annette, mother Margaret, Hawthorn, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

FIELD, Mary Jane, Hawthorn, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FINDLOW, George T., mother Emily, Burnley, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FINN, Ann, nurse, Fitzroy.  Has children K. FOLEY, mother Josephine, V.M. O’FARRELL, mother Mary and J.R. RYLAND, mother Myrtle.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

FINNIGAN, Mrs. T., Richmond, advised in 1904 that she has her sister Ellen’s illegitimate child Mary Veronica NEYLON.  3 pages, List 51.

FIRTH, Winifred, daughter of Edith of Sebastopol, adopted by Frank LEE SING, Ballarat East in 1904.  3 pages, List 51.

FISCHER, Emily, Carlton, registered nurse, had 2 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return,  List 31.

FISH, Mrs.  Applies to adopt Annie JOHNSON’s child, 1901.  List 2.

FISHER, Charlotte Myrtle, daughter of Ernest John William Addison Fisher, Maddingley, adopted by Margaret LOVE in 1903.  2 pages, List 46.

FISHER, Emily. Nurse, Carlton. Had child. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

FISK, Alice May, in care of nurse, received from Mrs. WALKER.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FITTS, Clara,Coburg, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

FITZGERALD, J., Northcote, advises May McDONALD has been removed by mother Mrs. A.  McDonald and given to sister Mrs. MEDLEY in 1905.  Mother has breast cancer.  5 pages, List 21.

FITZGERALD, Maud, next of kind Mrs. WILSON, Clifton Hill, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

FITZGERALD, Maud  , in care of a nurse, received from Mrs. WILSON, Clifton Hill  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FITZGERALD, Thomas, mother Lily, South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FITZMAURICE, Nellie, mother Mary, Glenferrie, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

FITZPATRICK, Edward, mother Mary, St. Kilda, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

FITZPATRICK, John, mother Mary, Kew, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

FITZPATRICK, John D., mother Margaret, Kew; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FITZSIMONS, Margaret Ensor Private Hospital, East Melbourne.  Failed to register births of 2 illegitimate children within 3 days; Maud COOPER, mother Ada May Elizabeth and Dorothy GITTUS, mother Nellie.  Pleads ignorance of Act, her partner Mrs. OLDFIELD away; appeals to Chief Secretary, police drop case, 1902.  18 pages, List 18.

FLAHIVE, Norah, mother Mrs. Annie, Windsor; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

FLANAGAN, Margaret. North Melbourne, 1898. Anonymous letter warns police department that the child she has, Annie Ellen KELLY, is being ‘half starved’. Police find it is the child of her brother Thomas KELLY, whose wife has died of consumption. 5 pages, List 2.

FLANNERY , Anne. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

FLEET, Mrs. F.L. Mitcham, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

FLEMING, Lily, South Melbourne, took care of illegitimate child George David SMITH, mother Matilda, grandmother Mrs. Eliza SMITH of Collingwood in 1896.  Not registered and child died.  To be prosecuted.  7 pages, List 24.

FLETCHER, A.G, mother K., Branxholme;  in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FLEVILL, B., Burnley, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

FLOATES, Eliza.  Applies for registration as a nurse, 1905.  List 2.

FLOOD, Rosana May Rose, 8 months old, died in the care of Mrs. Rosina MENSCH, her maternal grandmother in North Melbourne.  Her mother was dead and her father committed suicide shortly after.  The grandmother has the care of her three siblings.  5 pages, List 37.

FLYNN, Pauline Harris.  Adopted by J. WOODHEAD of Clifton Hill in 1904.  5 pages, List 6.

FLYNN, Roy William, son of Elizabeth Margaret Flynn of Beeac, adopted by William Wallace and Mary ROSS of Moonee Ponds in 1905.  4 pages, List 38.

FOGARTY, Ellen.  Her illegitimate child Mary is in the care of Mrs. Harriet QUINTON; complaint by Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1897.  6 pages, List 6.

FOGARTY, Maggie, born August 1897, mother Nellie, ofCarlton, with a nurse in November 1898.  Monthly Return. List 28.

FOO, Frederick, child of Edith Jane of Fitzroy, adopted by Mrs. War-Chue PING CHIE of the Canadian, Ballarat in 1902.  4 pages, List 45.

FORBES, Jessie, Port Melbourne, nurse has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FORD, Nurse of Ballaat.  Reports she has handed child Jessie B. STEPHENS back to her mother Ada at Jerusalem, but police find Ada had handed over to Mrs. David BLOODWORTH of Talbot, whose husband was the alleged father. 5 pages, List 4.

FORD, E., Ballarat, advised in 1906 that she had taken in William, son of Theresa MURRAY of Sebastopol.  2 pages, List 53.

FORD, E., Ballarat, reports in 1906 that she has return William MURRAY to his mother Teresa, Sebastopol, and taken in Rachel Agnes MALONE, child of Anne.  2 pages, List 52.

FORREST, Charles, writes from Beechworth in 1897, advising that he has moved to a larger house; he had adopted Eric BLIGH in 1896.  8 pages, List 26.

FORSYTH, Mrs. A.H., Bunyip, adopted Lilian GRAY, child of Marion, in 1901.  3 pages, List 39.

FORSYTH/FORSYTHE, Ivy Elsie.  (very complicated story!) Born 1900, illegitimate child of Ellen/Eleanor, who was married to a Forsyth who died.  She went to live with father in law Robert Forsyth, near Stawell, and his nephew Robert John Forsyth is the father of the child.  He consequently married a Mrs. Ellen LEE, a widow ‘a coarse woman’ and mother Ellen subsequently married William STANTON.  She claimed maintenance from father, but he and his new wife take over care of the child, rather than pay amount owing.  Nurse Ellen McGINN of Horsham had the child.  List 15.

FORSYTH, Ivy, nearly 3 years old in 1903, adopted by Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah SUHAN of Terang.  3 pages, List 48.

FOTHERGILL, Frederick H.  Writes from Carlton in 1899; he plans to adopt Violet MERRINGTON.  7 pages, List 3.

FOUNTAIN, Elizabeth. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893, had one male child, unnamed.

FOWLES, Alice, mother Mrs. Fowles, widow; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

FOX, Mrs. E., Fitzroy, applies to adopt child George HEWSON, illegitimate son of Alice, who came from Benalla to have child, in 1896.  Letter states she is a prostitute etc.  Report states she was ‘on the town’ but is now a fortune-teller.  She has 2 children of her own and her husband works at Mitcham tile works.  Child died of an inherited disease.  24 pages, List 25.

FOX, Thomas.  To adopt Rita STEERS, 1904.  List 15.

FRANCIS, Alfred Ernest, ship’s engineer, Albert Park.  Solicitors Rogers & Rogers write on his behalf re adopting female child of Mary Ann NORTHBY, currently with nurse Mrs. BASSAR of Carlton, in 1899.  Negative report on wife’s character; 2 children from his previous marriage are living with them.  6 pages, List 30.

FRANCIS, Henry, mother Violet, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FRANCOMBE, A. Williamstown, registered as a nurse, 1893; had a child, not named.

FRANDSEN, Neville, mother Alice, adopted by Mrs. Jenny HEMMING, Collingwood, 1904.  6 pages, List 42.

FRANENFELDER, Cecil A.N., mother Marie, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

FRANKLIN, Edward James. Son of Margaret of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.  With a nurse in Melbourne in June 1899 Monthly Return, mother now in South Yarra.

FRANKLIN, Edward James, mother Margaret, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

FRASER, Margaret. Fenwick Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  See also FRAZER.

FRAUNFELDER, Cecil A.H., mother Marie, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FRAZER, Hugh, mother Ernestine, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

FRAZER, Margaret.  Fenwick St. Carlton.  Had a child, June 1899 Monthly Return.  See also FRASER.

FRAZER, Margaret, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

FREEBAIRN, Margaret.  Applies to be registered as a nurse, 1904, then withdraws.  List 15.

FREEMAN, Isabella, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1897; father of child is – McGREGOR, who seduced her under name of Alexander ANDERSON.  McGregor’s wife adopts child, despite department concerns.  Freeman was staying with her aunt Mrs. PRINCE at Burnley, but going to mother in Tasmania.  4 pages, List 26.

FREESTONE, Edna, child of Lucy, adopted by Mrs. Mary MAGUIRE of Ballarat in 1905. 3 pages, List 7.

FRUSHER, May,Coburg, nurse; has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

FRY, Mrs. Emily, widow, laundress, Auburn, applies to be registered as a nurse, has child William DONOGHUE from mother Honora.  A. CROOK, Lady Visitor, will not support application, and child is removed and given to Mrs. REID of Richmond.  12 pages, List 27.

FRYER, Jessie, mother Elsie, North Melbourne; in the care of a nurse, 2 entries.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34

FULLARTON, Peter. Charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Alice Gladys Fullarton at Brunswick within required time, 1899. 7 pages, List 2.

FULLER, Caroline. Nicholson Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Has child May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

FULLER, Caroline, Carlton, registered nurse, had 2 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

FULLER, Catherine, Nicholson Street Carlton.  Had one child in her care.  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

FULLER, Catherine, of Carlton.  Child Vera JONES removed from her care by mother Mary; child is over 3 yrs old.  3 pages, List 2.  Has child.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

FULLER, Helen Mary. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had no child when inspected, had recently moved.

FULLER, Margaret Letitia, gave birth to child of same name at mother’s home in Fitzroy in 1905.  Child’s birth not registered in time, mother Esther Emma Fuller, charged.  5 pages, List 47.

FULLER, Mrs Mary Amelia of Collingwood, applies to be registered as a nurse in 1906; refused.  3 pages, List 4.

FULTON, Catherine and Robert, Modewarre near Geelong, adopt Leslie Pierce, son of Harriet Kate RYAN in 1904.  Letters on file from both and nurse C. HUGGETT of Brunswick.  8 pages, List 42.

FULTON, Janet/Jane Young, has illegitimate child, at Newport. Married, husband had left her. 1899.

FULTON, Julia, Sth Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

FULTON, Julia A., South Melbourne, asked in 1900 if she could adopt child George THOMAS, son of Winifred of Stawell for £50.  Parents are going to the West; she has looked after him since birth.  Reply states child is over two years, so Act doesn’t apply.  4 pages, List 32.

FULTON, Julia, nurse, South Melbourne, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

FURZE, Elizabeth Jane, widow, South Yarra, gives birth to illegitimate child William Shannon Furze in 1896 and fails to register in time.  Witness Eliza FOSTER, married, South Melbourne, delivered child.  Victorian Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children seek details.  13 pages, List 26.

FUZZARD, Frank Louis Carlton. Son of Annie of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 Monthly Returns.

FUZZARD, Frank Lewis C., mother Annie, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

FYANDER, Mrs. M. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893. Had one female child, unnamed, and recently moved to a better house.

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GABACCIANI, Tilly, of Casselden Street. Nurse. Had no infant in May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

GAINSFORD, Elsie May, mother Elsie, with a nurse in August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

GALLAGHER, Gertrude, mother Rose, with a nurse, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

GALLAGHER, Hector, mother Annie, Ascot Vale; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GALLAGHER, Robert Winter.  Illegitimate child of Sophy Gallagher, born at home of Mary SILLETT in South Yarra in 1898.  Both charged with failure to register birth within required time.  10 pages, List 6.

GALLI, Felix, Richmond, to adopt male child of Miss E. SCOTT of Carlton in 1899.  3 pages, List 27.

GALLON, Caroline.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

GAMEL, William, Fitzroy, dealer, advised in 1903 that he had adopted Lucina FLORIS, daughter of Clara.  11 pages, List 49.

GARDENER, Charlotte Anne, wife of William., Richmond, adopted Harold William. THOMAS, mother Louisa THOMPSON [surname varies from that of child] of Yarragon. 1897

GARDINER, Margaret, gave birth to illegitimate child at home of Margaret ROBINSON, Armadale, in 1904; told her she was Mrs. LUKEY, but she was not, and he had deserted her.  Report on case.  9 pages, List 50.

GARNER, Sarah, Homebush, 1898.  Applies to register as a nurse, is the mother of 14 children, has Myrtle Beatrice HORNE, child of Catherine.  House too small.  13 pages, List 18.

GARNHAM, Frank M., mother Ada, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

GARNHAM, Frank, mother Ada, Ararat, adopted by Mrs. ROBERTS, Carlton, in 1904.  4 pages, List 42.

GARRICK, Theresa. Flinders Lane, Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

GARROWAY, Lilly, gave birth to illegitimate child Violet Lillian in 1904 at home of Minnie BREAKLY, Brunswick, who is charged with failure to register in time.  8 pages, List 51.

GAUDION, Leah May, mother Rubina C. With nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.  With a nurse, March 1901 Monthly Return, List 8.

GAUDION, Leah M., born 1900, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

GAVAN, Hilda M., mother Beatrice J.,South Yarra; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GAVIN, Carol Vivian.  Child of Edith Emily, died at Anakie in 1898, while in the care of unregistered nurse Janet FOOT.  Given to her by mother’s aunt Mrs. C.E. BURNETT.  7pages, List 3.

GAYLAND, Leslie, mother Elizabeth, with a nurse at St. Kilda in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

GEORGE, Eliza, gave birth to illegitimate child Ada at the home of Mrs. Alice THOMPSON of Fitzroy in 1904 and failed to register in time.  Claimed to have been married to Edward HODGES.  Thompson investigated, but no prosecution followed.  9 pages, List 42.

GERADIN, Milly, 16 years, gave birth to illegitimate son Robert in mother’s house in St. Kilda in 1900.  Mother Martha BAILOTT charged with failure to register in time.  18 pages, List 35.

GERSTMAN, Vivian Hilda.  Of North Melbourne; applies to adopt Elizabeth Ellen MARTIN, daughter of Elizabeth, 1906.  5 pages, List 4.  Nurse A. SLEE advises that child has been adopted.  4 pages, List 4.

GIBBS, Elfrida nee ROWE, illegally adopted Henry BARRS, born 1904, child of Elizabeth BRENNAN and Harold BARRS who were married 3 months before, and put child up for adoption.  Child accidentally dies.  She had previously legally adopted Rose Mary MADDEN.  Court case.  Gibbs was ‘a giddy rather silly young woman, known to police, but loved children.’  List 13.

GIBBS, Hugh H. Son of Mary Ann. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return

GIBSON, Elizabeth. Station Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return. Has no child at present, May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

GIBSON, Mary Ellen., child of Annie of Carlton, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

GIBSON, Ruby.  To be adopted by her grandmother Mrs. H. THOMPSON of Maryborough, 1902.  List 12.

GILBERT, Caroline, Ballarat, adopts Ivy Perl EDMONDS, 6 months, 1900.

GILBIE, Doris Irene, mother Emily Jane,Royal Park; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GILCHRIST, Blanche Christina, mother Alice, Essendon; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GILCHRIST, Minnie. Illegitimate child of Maggie GILCHRIST, who left her with a registered nurse in 1899. Mother behind with payments, so child put temporarily in Industrial School, then transferred to mother interstate, 1901.

GILL, Harnan, (or SINGH), dealer, single, lives in Casterton.  His cousin Gubenda Singh, now dead, asked him to look after his infant boy, 1900.  Gill took it to Mrs. Frances MARTYN and then Ellen VICKERY, and paid them.  Neither were registered nurses.  File re prosecution of Vickery and commitment of child to Industrial School.  18 pages, List 36.

GILL, Henry Edwards, infant, died at home of nurse PERKINS, Prahran in 1900.  Inquest jury critical of her care.  Investigation into age of mother, as Selina SUTHERLAND claimed 15 years, but nearly 17.  10 pages, List 37.

GILL, Vera, mother Mrs. Florrie, Fitzroy, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

GILL, Vera, mother Mrs. F. Gill, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

GILL, Vera, mother Mrs. F. Gill, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GILLIGAN, Basil V., mother Mary, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

GILSON, Catherine, 11 months, died in nurse Rosalie SANDFORD’s home in South Melbourne in 1900.  She had only taken her in a few hours before.  The mother is in hospital and the father William took the child to her.  5 pages, List 32.

GILSON, Ruby D., mother Emma C., Richmond, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

GIRDLESTONE, Frederick William, born 1899, mother Caroline. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2. (See also GRIDLESTON)

GLADSTONE, Julia,  Windsor, nurse, had three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GLASS, Frances.  Application to be registered as a nurse, 1907, (paper damaged).  List 13.

GLEESON, Jane.  Unregistered nurse, had Charles PAYNE, 2½ years, and Arthur PAYNE, 14 months, children of Elizabeth, in 1898.  11 pages, List 19.

GLENN, Elizabeth, widow, orchardist, wrote from Shepparton in 1899 for registration as a nurse; she has Elsie Craig ALEXANDER, mother Georgina is a sister of John Alexander. 5 pages, List 30.

GLEW, Alfred, charged with failure to report birth of illegitimate child within 3 days, mother Margaret, 19 years, child Grace Glew born in November 1898. Fined.

GLOVER, Cyril. Boarded out with nurse Mrs. Lacy in Hawthorn in 1899. One page form report by Mrs. Buttle and Dawborn of Boarding Out Committee. May 1899 monthly return shows mother Amy Glover.

GLOVER, Elizabeth Mary, gave birth to illegitimate child at home of her father George, Corack in 1905; he charged as birth was not registered within required time.  10 pages, List 45.

GLUE, Jane.  Footscray, 1902.  Charged over failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Mary Bevis MULQUEENY.  Similar case involving Leslie Algernon BOWLER, child of Caroline Ann PEARCE; 2 files.  List 15.

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GODBOLD, N.R., nurse, Fitzroy.  Has D.C. COWAN, mother Cecilia.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

GODBOLD, Naomi R., nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

GODDEN, Mrs. Isaac, of Woodend, asks permission to take baby of her brother in law James Godden in 1899. The mother has died.  She had his two other children.  7 pages, List 27.

GOLDIE, Annie, Windsor, nurse had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GOOCH, Lawrence Henry, child of Harriett Ellen Gooch of Kyneton.  Died at home of nurse Mrs. HALL in 1900.  1 page, List 37.

GOODLET, Jonathan, to be adopted by uncle of same name and wife, mother having died, Maryborough, 1900.

GOODMAN, Lucy.  Report on death of her child Hazel Lucy, who was with nurse Eva RANDLE of Brunswick, 1905, 2 page List 7

GOODSON, Charlotte, Port Melbourne, had one child in her care.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

GOOLD, Mary Ann, laundress, widow, East Brighton, applied for registration in 1905; has an unnamed child.  2 pages, List 45.

GORDON, Doris. Daughter of Catherine of Richmond. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 Monthly Returns.

GORDON, Doris, mother Catherine at Richmond, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

GORDON, F.J., mother S., Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GOREL, (?) E.  Ballarat, 1904, has taken Florence PEROINE to nurse.  List 16.

GOREY, Elizabeth, married, Ballarat, applies for registration, has Frederick Ernest SMOUT, mother Winifred, in 1898.  14 pages, List 20.

GORIN/GORING, Ellen. Falsely claimed to be married to Thomas Gorin/Goring when registering birth of child Francis Thomas Goring in Hawthorn in 1900; her real name is MADDEN. Nurse Annie JONES of Hawthorn attended her confinement and looked after the child for some months; other nurse Elizabeth FORD of Ballyrogan near Buangor, mentioned. Mrs. Gorin interviwed, and reveals that Thomas left her c1897, was a former policeman.  Madden and Gorin are working on the property Challicum Station close to Buangor. Local police recommend no prosecution as the pair are living respectably together, and looking after child; this is agreed to.  42 pages, List 2

GOURLAY, Christina.  Adopted, 1903.  See List 15.

GOSS, John, mother Grace, Kew;  in the care of a nurse.  (2 entries) February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34

GRACE, James Alexander, adopted by Thomas and Maud McMAHON, Yarraville, in 1902.  Mother not named.  4 pages, List 44.

GRACE, Ralph, mother in West Australia, with a nurse at St. Kilda in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

GRAHAM, Ruby Alma, mother Essie, Prahran; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GRAHAM, William Henry. Boarded out with nurse Elizabeth ROBINSON in Hawthorn in 1899. One page form report by Miss A.N. Ducker of Boarding Out Committee. Monthly return of 1899 shows mother is Amy Graham.

GRAHAM, William Henry, mother Amy at Richmond, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

GRANGER, John.  Charged with failure to register birth of his illegitimate child Muriel SHARPE in 1904; mother Annie living with him at Fitzroy.  List 17.

GRANT, Alice, illegitimate child, birth not registered within required time, mother Rachel living with James THOM. has 2 other children both illegitimate. She goes by name of Mrs. Thom. Her sister Janet PANGBURN gives evidence; fined. 1899.

GRANT, Catherine, Essendon, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

GRANT, Edward, mother Alice, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return. List 26.

GRANT, Edward, mother Alice, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GRANT, Elizabeth. David Place Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.

GRANT, William.  With a nurse, March 1901 Monthly Return, mother Elizabeth.  List 8.

GRATTIDGE, Albert Edward.  Birth not registered within 3 days, mother Margaret living with Joseph SIMPSON, 1902.  11 pages, List 14.

GRAY, Edith E., Windsor, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GRAY, Hannah, death of illegitimate child, 1898; mother living with grandmother at Geelong. Father is John JACKMAN or TAYLOR, grandmother not registered – no action.

GRAYDON, Raymond, mother Jean, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

GREEN, Mrs. A. Coburg, 1893. Has a child, but refused to be registered.

GREEN, Alice  , Footscray, nurse, has one child in her care. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GREEN, Mary , mother Mary,Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GREEN, Nellie Mabel.  Living in Fitzroy in 1907, charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child within 3 days; child Richard Henry Fulford.  She married George Henry Green in NSW c1899, has not seen him for 7 years; father of child is William K. McCLOUD [McLEOD??]  6 pages, List 11.

GREENE, Daisy Eveline Rule, mother Elizabeth, with a nurse at St. Kilda in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

GREENE, Daisy Eveline Rule, mother Elizabeth, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GREENWAY, Myrtle Roche, child of Mary Agnes of Ballarat, given to nurse in 1905; incomplete file.  2 pages, List 38.

GREENWOOD, Margaret, North Melbourne, nurse has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GREGG, Christine, widow, Nagambie, applies for registration in 1898.  8 pages, List 21.

GREGORY, Amelia F.  Her illegitimate child is with a nurse in 1900.  She obtains a position with Dr. ARMSTRONG of Canterbury, but Constable PATTERSON reveals the child’s existence, she loses her job and complains to the police department.  List 16.

GREGORY, Ann. Amess Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899, June 1899 and May/August 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1, 2 and 35.

GREGORY, Anne. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

GREGORY, Joseph, received from another nurse, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

GREGORY, Mary Jane, Eaglehawk, listed as a nurse in October 1903, had no child; no further details given.  List 47.

GREGORY, Phillis, mother Amelia of Fitzroy. With a nurse in May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

GREY, Frances C., mother Lizzie, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

GREY, Francis Cyril, mother Lizzie,South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GRIDELSTON, Frederick William, mother Caroline, with a nurse in Carlton, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

GRIDLESTON, Frederick William, mother Caroline, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.  (See also GIRDLESTONE)

GRIFFITHS, Amelia. Roden St., West Melbourne. Nurse, has child. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns.   Has three children, June 1899 Monthly Return. List 1.  Has three children, July 1899 Monthly Return, List 29.  Has two children, March 1901 Monthly Return.  List 8.  Has two children, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.  Has one child.  May 1902 Monthly Return, List 44.

GRIFFITHS, Amelia, nurse, West Melbourne, died accidentally in 1902, had 3 children, all over 3yrs, Joseph McCUNNIFFE, born 1898, John J. NAGLE born 1899 and Violet [Victor??] UPHILL, born 1898, police report on their care arrangements.  2 pages, List 5.

GRIFFITHS, E. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; has unnamed child.

GRIFFITHS, Edward Arnold,  removed from  nurse Marion ROSEVEAR by mother Harriet May in 1904 and taken interstate.  4 pages, List 42.

GRIFFITHS, Harriet. Carlton, nurse. Has two children. May 1900 Monthly Return.  Has three children, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

GRIFFITHS, Harriet.  A nurse living in Carlton in 1902, she alleges police demanded sex with her in order for her to stay registered.  Kathleen May MILES, born 1901, parents Frances Miles and Edward GODING, died in her care, as did Janet PRYDE  and Doris BREWSTER, mother Georgina.  She is living with HALSE.  Infants Olive WATSON and Claude HAMILTON (mother Rhoda Emily) removed from her care. List 12.

GRIFFITHS, John C., grandmother Mary, Fitzroy, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

GRIFFITHS, Mrs. Joseph.  Died in 1901 after giving birth 3 weeks previously.  John A. GRIFFITHS, Bendigo, brother, wants to adopt.  List 14.

GRIGG, Mary Ann, St. Kilda; illegitimate child Albert Ernest CLITHEROW born in her house in 1903.  Mother Florence WRIGHT, father Ernest CLITHEROW.  16 pages, List 50.

GRIGGS, Jessie.  Is with a nurse, 1906.  4 pages, List 4.

GRIGSBY, Mrs. Mary Ann, Ballarat East, had child Kathleen Hilda STILL, mother Mary in 1898, but child died.  Recommendation her registration not be renewed.  3 pages, List 21.

GRIMLEY, Vera, born at home of Frederick O’DONNELL in Bendigo in 1905.  He failed to register birth in required time, pleads ignorance and asks not to be fined.  He is the father of the child.  18 pages, List 2.

GRIMMETT, Isabella, Sydenham, applies for registration as  a nurse, has May, daughter of Winnie UREN; is over two years old.  12 pages, List 43.

GROOMBRIDGE, Eleanor, registered nurse, St. Kilda, had 2 female infants and 2 male infants in January 1906  Monthly Return. List 23.

GRUMONT, Nellie Kathleen, in the care of a nurse, received from Mary Grumont, Carlton.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

GUEST, Emily, unregistered nurse, had child Albert ENEBO (mother Mary) who died in 1896; charged.  5 pages, List 25.

GUEST, Rozellan Elizabeth, Flemington, nurse, charged in 1904 with failure to notify that she had taken in Joseph Valentine DONNELLAN, child of Elizabeth HOCTOR of Broadmeadows.  6 pages, List 51.

GUEST, Rozellian E., Flemington, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

GULLY, Mrs. H. Clifton Hill, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one male child, unnamed.

GURR, Eliza.  South Yarra, James H. Cutler born and died in her home, 1902. Mother Eliza claimed to be married.  List 5.

GUSS, Mrs. Annie, Sth Melbourne, adopted Gladys CLARKE, grand-daughter of Thomas NAGLE of Richmond in 1907.  Parents dead, he only living relative, willing to part with her.  Previously with nurse Annie ABBOTT of Burnley.  9 pages, List 21.

GUY, Arthur E., Allans Flat, adopted Charles Robert. MARTIN, b. 1896, mother dead, father has large family.

GUYTHER, Lilly Evelyn, in the care of a nurse; received from Miss HARTNETT, City Mission.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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HAINES, Edith, Carlton, applies to have care of daughter’s child Lila Haines in 1905.  3 pages, List 21.

HALL, Annie,Richmond, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HALL, Doris, illegitimate daughter of Rose, born in Charles NELSON’s home in West Melbourne; he charged with failure to register birth within required time.  5 pages, List 33.

HALL, E., Northcote, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HALL, Emily, Fitzroy.  Adopts Harold LANGLEY in 1902; father identified, mother Alice.  5 pages, List 18.

HALL, Emily, nurse, Fitzroy, had three children in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

HALL, Emily.  Fitzroy, a registered nurse, has Roy WILSON with her, born May 1905, mother Ellen Maria, supposedly daughter of a farmer at Dimboola.  Mother has absconded without paying maintenance; she thinks it a false name and asks police help to find her.  15 pages, List 6.

HALL, Emily, Fitzroy, had 5 children under her care in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

HALL, Emily, Fitzroy, nurse, has four children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HALL, George, mother Mary J., Sale, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

HALL, L. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

HALLIDAY, Margaret Jane, Richmond, 1898 applies to be registered; has 5 children and a 3 roomed house, reference from Henry TATNALL, J.P. on file.  Rejected, house too small.  5 pages, List 18.

HALLINGS, Erick R.  Son of Clara.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

HAMBLEY, Magdalen, child of Maria of Fitzroy, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

HAMBRIDGE, Sabrina, Coburg, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

HAMILL, Albert Raymond, died in 1901 at home of nurse Mrs. HARVEY, Northcote.  2 pages, List 37.

HAMILTON, Christina, North Melbourne, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

HAMILTON, Percy, mother Jessie E., Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

HANLEY, Robert H., mother Mary, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

HANLEY, Robert Hope, mother Mary, Flinders St. Melbourne; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HANNA, Jane Evelyn, daughter of John D. Hanna, Preston, adopted by Jean SECOMBE, Footscray in 1906.  4 pages, List 53.

HANNA, Jane Evelyn, father J. Hanna, Preston; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HANRAHAN, J., Burnley, nurse; has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HANSEN, Amelia, mother Helena, Carlton; in the care of a nurse, 2 entries.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HANSEN, Olive Mary, daughter of William and Mary Jane, of Warburton, taken in by relative in 1905, mother has died.  4 pages, List 38.

HANSEN, Sarah, wrote from Coburg in 1900, was to adopt Rose Elizabeth FITZGERALD.  Mother Annie came from NSW and wished to return there.  7 pages, List 32.

HARDING, Ella. Brunswick. Nurse. Has child Ellen JEFFERS, mother Ellen at Mooroopna. March 1898 Monthly Return.

HARDING, Emily. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

HARDON, Fanny R. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

HARDY, Ada Mary, gave birth to illegitimate child in home of her sister Mrs. Ethel WINTER in 1907; not registered in time.  Father Thomas Lewis ROBB tried to register subsequently.  7 pages, List 52.

HARGRAVES, E.M., mother M., Carlton; in the care of  a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HARLEY, Gertrude,  mother Mary, Carlton; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HARMAN, Aubrey, mother Ethel, Kew, adopted by Mrs. H. PHILLIPS of Meeniyan Gippsland in 1904.  6 pages, List 42.

HARNETT, O.J., mother K.V., Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HARRINGTON, Hannah, daughter of Hannah, Richmond, adopted by Mary and John SCOTT, Richmond, in 1903.  3 pages, List 48.

HARRIS, Arthur Frederick, in the care of a nurse, received from Arthur, South Melbourne.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HARRIS, Edith May, born June 1897, child of Edith, with a nurse in November 1898.  Monthly Return.  List 28.

HARRIS, Eric, mother Hilda, removed from nurse Margaret S. NICOL by Miss G. DIGBY of Geelong and adopted by her sister Louise Marion BROCKWELL, Geelong, in 1906.  5 pages, List 46.

HARRISON, M.W.B, in the care of a nurse, received from  Mrs. ALLEN,East Melbourne.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HART, E., Ballarat East, advised in 1906 that she had Stella BROWN from the Lying In Hospital.  2 pages, List 53.

HART, Stanley Alick.  Born July, died August 1905; father Edward Hart of Auburn charged with failure to register birth within 3 days, subsequently married mother Sarah EARL.  List 15.

HARTMANN, Max, hairdresser, Hamilton, applies in 1896 to adopt Marian PATTERSON, 5 months old, illegitimate daughter of Jane who is working at Skene’s Station.  3 pages, List 25.

HARTWICH, Eliza, Mt. Barnbridge, adopted Doris, daughter of Selena Alice ROWE in 1904.  3 pages, List 51.

HARVEY, Mrs. Elizabeth, Northcote, adopts her niece’s child May Victoria COLE in 1902.  5 pages, List 44.

HASSETT, Lilly, daughter of Kate, adopted by Ellen WHITE of Footscray, hotelkeeper, in 1901.  7 pages, List 39.

HATELEY, Madge.  Adopted by grandmother at Sheep Hills in 1904; had been with nurse Mrs. Jessie HALL at Tatong.  5 pages, List 4.

HATTERSLEY, Elizabeth T., in the care of a nurse, received from aunt Margaret LEYLAND, Prahran; February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HATTON, Albert Hector St. John, mother Carrie, Sorrento, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HAWKEN, Gillie of South Melbourne; applies to adopt unnamed child in 1899, but changes mind. 5 pages, List 2.

HAWKINS, Mrs. A.  Creswick, 1898.  Has adopted Henrietta KENNEDY, youngest daughter of John.  Has a 23 year old daughter, husband a miner.  8 pages, List 19.

HAYDEN, Isabel K. Moonee Ponds, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

HAYDON, Elizabeth, Port Melbourne, charged in 1899 with failure to register illegitimate male child FIFE, mother Sarah, who posed as Mrs. GORDON.  Sarah came from Geelong.  Witnesses include Ellen NUGENT, nurse.  16 pages, List 17.

HAYES, Carrie, licensee Reservoir Hotel, Spring Gully near Bendigo, advised in 1903 that she had adopted Thomas Vincent McLAUGHLAN,[McLaughlin??] son of Margaret of Bendigo.  9 pages, List 45.

HAYES, Minnie C., St. Kilda, nurse; has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

HAYLE, -.  Nurse, Richmond.  Reports Joseph Patrick MAHONY, born 1902, son of Elizabeth Ann MAHONEY, adopted by Mrs. J. WALSH of South Yarra.  [note two spellings of name].  List 5.

HAYLOCK, Matilda, Footscray, registered nurse, has one child in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

HAYLOCK, Matilda, Footscray, nurse, has one child.  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

HEALEY, Flora. Ascot Vale, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

HEALY, William, infant, died at home of nurse Rosina TURNER, North Fitzroy in 1900.  2 pages, List 37.

HEINRECHS, Christina D.  Elsie M. LAMB gave birth to an illegitimate child at her home in Fitzroy in 1904.  Charged with failure to register the birth within required time; Kate HURLEY witness.  5 pages, List 6.

HELE, John William, Ballarat, boot maker and wife Agnes, have adopted Gladys LEVISTON in 1905.  List 12.

HELLE, Sarah, Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HEMLEY, Margaret Ann, born 1901, given to neighbour Mrs. David FISHER at Glenorchy, as mother died and father Charles had 11 other children to support.  She subsequently adopts her.  Letters from father and adoptive mother on file. 6 pages, List 47.

HEMPHILL, David, infant, with a nurse in November 1898. Monthly Return, List 42.

HENDERSON, Emilie. Lygon Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899, June 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.

HENDERSON, Mary, daughter of Elizabeth of Bungal near Mt. Egerton, adopted by Mrs. Jane WILSON of Scotsburn near Buninyong in 1905.  6 pages, List 21.

HENDERSON, Myrtle, mother Miss Henderson, servant, with a registered nurse n Melbourne.  Monthly Return October 1899.  List 31.

HENDRY, William Glen, father William H., Melbourne; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

HENNESSY, Annie, Balaclava, had charge of a child.  Monthly Return November 1898.  List 28.

HENNESSY, Francis, mother Margaret.  With a nurse, June 1900 Monthly Return, List 33.

HENNESSY, Margaret, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

HENNESSY, Marjorie Thelma, mother Thelma, Hawthorn, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HENRY, Lyla, mother Florence, Richmond; in the care of a nurse, over 2 years old.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HENRY, Myrtle,  mother Elizabeth, Collingwood; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HENSON, Mrs. M., Bendigo, advises in 1902 that she has taken child -DUNLOP, one day old.  4 pages, List 45.

HENSON, M., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.  List 47.

HEPBURN, Elizabeth Jane, divorced, came from Sale to Melbourne in 1902 and applied for registration; refused, has had two illegitimate children.  4 pages, List 47.

HERBERT, Joseph Gordon, received from Mrs. Goldspink, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

HESLOP, Agnes, of Gotton Gotton near Glenorchy, applied to be registered as a nurse in 1894; her husband Robert was a farmer there.  She has the illegitimate child of Annie KING.  Detailed police report of family circumstances and difficulty in monitoring child.  16 pages, List 9.

HESTER, Victor, born 1893, taken by nurse Margaret ALLEN; mother Louise from Maldon, but now servant in Melbourne.

HEWITT, Olive, mother Annie of Collingwood. With a nurse (not McNally) May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.  With a nurse, June 1900 Monthly Return, List 33.

HEYDE, Elizabeth.  Nurse, Carlton, had one child, March 1901 Monthly Return, List 8.

HEYDE, Elizabeth, Carlton, had two children in her care, one of whom died.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

HEYDON, Lawrence. Grandmother M.A. Heydon, East Melbourne, advised in 1903 that she was taking care of him for two months.  4 pages, List 50.

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HICKEY, David Fanning, born at home of grandmother Bridget of Heywood in 1905 and not registered in time by mother Matilda.  5 pages, List 38.

HICKEY, Georgina, nurse, Auburn.  Has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HICKS, Emily.  California Gully Bendigo, adopted Thomas Henry HART in 1904, child of Annie McReath Hart, her niece.  2 pages, List 6.

HIGGINS, F., mother G., Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HIGGINS, Florence, child of Gertrude of Carlton, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

HIGGINS, S., Port Melbourne, advises in 1898 she has taken in child Ellen O’GRADY, born Women’s Hospital 1898,  mother from Geelong.  4 pages, List 35.

HIGGINS, Sarah, registered nurse, Port Melbourne, took in Margaret, infant of Annie HAMILTON in 1899, who then disappeared without sending maintenance.  She asks police to trace her.  They establish that a Martha Hamilton gave birth in the same hospital at around the same time, and trace her;( born Shepparton, 18 years, maiden name DILLER), to Finley NSW, where she is found to have her child with her, so is not the right person.  Her husband Daniel writes an indignant letter about the issue.  The real mother is not found and the child is sent to the Department of Neglected Children.  38 pages, List 37.

HIGGINS, Sarah, Port Melbourne, had two children in her care.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

HIGGINS, Sarah, Port Melbourne, nurse, applies to adopt Alberta SHEDDEN, nearly four years old, in 1902.  3 pages, List 44.

HIGGINS, Sarah, Port Melbourne, nurse, previously registered, applied again and was refused.  Had care of George JOHNSTON, son of Ada, who had disappeared.  In 1899 a similar thing had happened with Margaret HAMILTON.  Has Alberta SHEDDEN with her.  15 pages, List 48.

HIGGINS, Veronica J, mother Louisa, Carlton; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HIGGS, Frances Marie, wrote from Kyabram in 1900, seeking to be registered.  She was married, and intended to take in Ileen May the illegitimate daughter of Margaret HENRY of Kyabram.  7 pages, List 33.

HIGHTON, Eliza. Nurse, South Melbourne. Large file re her failure to record children in her care, and investigation of deaths of Arthur William ATKINSON (child of Alice Maud) and Ernest Hatch and BOYLE (mother Ethel Grace), both illegitimate, in 1899. Atkinson child born in private hospital of Beatrice WALKER. File includes two death certificates and letters from Highton. List 2.

HILES, Myrtle I.  Still with nurse M.A. SAMPSON in 1904.  List 15.

HILES, Myrtle Irene, born 1901; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

HILL, – Mrs., Hamilton, registered as a nurse, 1893; has a child, unnamed.

HILL, Charlotte Whilimena Townsend, mother Mrs. Kate, Braybrook, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

HILL, Charlotte W.T., born 1904, mother Mrs. Kate, Braybrook; with a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HILL, Mrs. F.E., Albert Park, applies to adopt Violet DAVIS, 2yrs 8mths,in 1903; the mother is Edith who is from Casterton.    2 pages, List 5.

HILL, Julia.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

HILL, Mary. Princes Hill, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

HILL, Mrs. Mary Ann. North Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; has child Frederick Grimshaw REID, the illegitimate child of Jane REID.

HILLIER, Mrs. E. Alphington, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, but none at present.

HILLIER, Eliza, had a child.  November 1898 Monthly Return, List 42.

HILLIER, Eliza of Alphington. Nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

HILLIER, Eliza, wrote from Alphington in 1901, advising she did not wish to renew her registration.  Has Louisa SMITH, now 3 years old, and is going to adopt her.  4 pages, some damaged.  List 37.

HILLIER, Isabella, Collingwood, nurse, has two children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

HILLIER, Mrs. J., Collingwood, advised in 1899 that she had adopted Florence McINTOSH.  4 pages, List 28.

HILLMAN, Florence E., with a registered nurse, mother Augusta of Drysdale.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

HIMBURY, Mrs. G., St. Kilda, wants to adopt Jeffrey, the illegitimate  son of Annie Matilda TAMKE, 1903.  9 pages, List 5.

HITCHCOCK, George, Brunswick, charged with failure to register birth of Percy James HILL, illegitimate child of his daughter Martha Jane Hitchcock in 1905.  8 pages, List 21.

HOBBY, Mrs. Margaret, Footscray, applies to nurse grandchild Elaine Hobby without being required to register, 1903; child dies in meantime.  8 pages, List 5.

HOBSON, Phillis, mother L., Flemington; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOCKRIDGE, Frederick.  Isabella C. HOOK of Brunswick is taking care of him free of charge in 1898; her sister Nellie’s child.  6 pages, List 6.

HODGETTS, Edith, in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. Hodgetts, Carlton.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOFF, Susan, registered nurse, South Yarra, had 1 male infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

HOFF, Susan, nurse, South Yarra, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOGG, Fanny and Robert Gordon, Melbourne, adopted William Alexander LOVEKIN, son of Harriet, in 1906.  4 pages, List 53.

HOGHAN, Ellen M., mother F., Seymour; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOLLAND, J.E., Maryborough, advised in 1903 that he had adopted Ida Lilian MAYMAN.  1 page, List 50.

HOLLAND, Mrs. N. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

HOLLIDAY, Margaret.  Nurse, Richmond, had V.R. DONOVAN, mother Caroline, of Mirboo North, in 1901.  Monthly Return.  List 14.

HOLLIDAY, Margaret, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

HOLLINGS.  See entry for HALLINGS, for which there is no birth registration, but there is one for this surname, with a mother Cora rather than Clara.

HOLLY, Mary, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

HOLLY, Mary, Richmond, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOLMAN, Mary Elsie, mother Edith, Coburg; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOLMES, Nurse, Prahran, death of illegitimate child Frederick KIELY , accidentally suffocated, 1899.

HOLMES, Ada Maud, removed from nurse Eliza NICOL by mother Elizabeth of Benalla in 1901.  Police establish that a false name has been given and cannot trace mother.  10 pages, List 39.

HOLMES, Emily.  An unregistered nurse, child Henry MARTIN, born November 1893 dies in her home in Carlton.  She is known to police as Annie BROWN.  5 pages, List 11.

HOLMES, Emily of Melbourne. Applies to be registered, has adopted child, 1899. 7 pages, List 2.

HOLMES, Gertrude.  Daughter of Gertrude of Prahran.  With a nurse in Melbourne.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

HOLMES, Violet Margaret.  Illegitimate child of Amelia, born in grandmother Margaret’s house in Brunswick in 1904.  Margaret prosecuted for failure to register child within 3 days, 8 pages, List 17.

HOLSTOCK, E., of Richmond.  Applied to adopt Theresa SHELLEY, daughter of Elizabeth, in 1904.  6 pages, List 10.

HOLST, Vera, adopted by A.E. HOWELL, Middle Park in 1905; wants it kept secret from local police.  6 pages, List 51.

HOLT, Hartley.  May Holt applies for permission to take charge of him in 1904; his mother had to be placed in any asylum after his birth, she is her sister in law.  4 pages, List 9.

HONAN, Jane.  Married to a Japanese, and living in Richmond, she looked after Eileen LEE or AH KING AH LIN, 7mth old child.  Her mother was dead, and the father, Too LEE, of Lt Bourke St., asked her to adopt the child.  1901.  List 4.

HOOLEY, Eva.  Adopted by Isaac LLOYD in 1905.  List 16.

HOOLEY, Eva.  Nurse TAYLOR of Ballarat returns her to her mother who has married John BATES, 1906.  4 pages, List 4.

HORAN, Gerald, mother Alice, Sydney; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HORGAN, Mary, born 1901, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

HOUSTON, Elizabeth, Port Melbourne, unregistered nurse, 1897, had children Edward WARD, mother Emma, and John JOHNSTON, mother Emma, but both were over 2 years so no prosecution.  6 pages, List 20.

HOWARD, Mrs. H. Catherine.  Fitzroy, wants to adopt child William Albert MAXWELL, 1897.  6 pages, List 5.

HOWARD, Jane. Cardigan Street Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 Monthly Return.

HOWARD, Jane, Carlton, nurse, had four children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

HOWARD, Mary, mother Mary, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOWE, Violet, mother Ada, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

HOWE, Violet , mother Ada, Malvern; born 1904, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOWELL, Annie. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

HOWITT, Mrs. Mary Ann, Carlton North, applied for registration in 1903; refused.  5 pages, List 49.

HOWLETT, Annie, Latrobe St Melbourne, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HOWLETT, Lydia , Port Melbourne, nursing child Eideen/Eileen WADESON for 7 months, and not registered, fined. She applied for registration, but was refused because of first conviction. Mother Emily Wadeson, subsequently married FREEMAN. 1898.

HOY, R.  South Melbourne, wants to adopt Thelma Kathleen BEST in 1907, but changes mind and child given back to nurse.  List 13.

HUCKER, Mary. Gave birth to illegitimate child William Benton Hucker in Fitzroy in 1899. Child not registered within time, so occupier of property, James ROWLEY, charged with offence. Father of child identified. 5 pages, List 2.

HUGGETT, Comfort, nurse,    Brunswick, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HUGHES, Arthur Robert.  Mother Louisa in Tasmania.  With nurse in June 1899 Monthly Return.

HUGHES, M.A., Coppin St. Richmond, registered nurse, advises she has William, son of Mary E. SMITH, in 1898.  5 pages, List 20.

HUGHES, Mary, Richmond South, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

HUGHES, Mary Ann.  Had been registered as a nurse since 1896, but a number of children had died while in her care, and in 1899 her registration was withdrawn.  She was originally at Windsor but subsequently moved to Richmond; husband was a baker.  File covers 1896-1899.  Children and parents listed are:   Amelia Grace ARCHIBALD; Mabel LAWRENCE, mother Elizabeth; John MARTINS, mother Alice; Mary Graham PYNN, mother Helena; William SMITH, mother Mary E.; Phillis Jean STIRLING, mother Janet; George Johnson WEBB, mother Emily and Thomas James WILLIAMS.  85 pages, List 29.

HUGHES, Robert A.  With nurse Martha SUMMERS at West Melbourne, mother Theresa Hughes, Grubbs Train, Zeehan Tasmania.  Monthly Return August 1898.  List 16.

HUGHES, Teresa, Windsor, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

HUISH, Maud Victoria, child of Jane, who is deaf and dumb.  Thomas E. ENNOR, Sth. Shelbourne via Bendigo, adopts her in 1902.  2 pages, List 5.

HUMBLE, Mary B., received from Miss SUTHERLAND, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

HUMPHREY, Eliza. Rathdown St., Carlton; nurse. Had a child. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

HUMPHRIES, Mary, Carlton, charged with not registering birth of illegitimate child Walter James within 3 days (used name Mrs. MADDEN). 1900

HUNT, Farie/Fairy, died at Bendigo in 1897, 14 months, mother Christine.  Had been adopted by Kate Grace BARKER, alias WILSON alias CHARLES, wife of George, who got her from “Professor” Gibson and wife who “dispose of infants”.  Detailed report on Kate,  ”is a dirty drunken prostitute” and unregistered.  40 pages, List 20.

HUNT, Mrs. Mary, Brunswick, applied for registration in 1907; refused despite having two references on file.  5 pages, List 52.

HUNT, Norman Horace, born Carlton 1900 to Mrs. Jessie HUNT, adopted by Mary Alice and William RYAN of Carlton in 1902.  Jessie living apart from husband Edward.  5 pages, List 18.

HUNTER, Agnes, nurse, had charge of a child.   List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

HUNTER, Agnes, Footscray, registered nurse, had one child in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

HUNTER, William, Footscray; daughter Alice had illegitimate child Agnes HUNTER in his house in 1902; late registration so he is charged.  8 pages, List 43.

HUNTING, Nellie, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1897 at Prahran, living with aunt Mrs. WALDRON.  Child born blind.  Anonymous letter claims baby has disappeared. Hunting says is with Mrs. H. LANDING in W.A. and she is going there.  5 pages, List 20.

HUNTINGDON, Bridget, charged in 1899 with failure to register birth of illegitimate child on Rachel McCAMM in required time.  The mother came from Adelaide and had child Annie Mabel, and claimed she was married.  No prosecution.  6 pages, List 37.

HURLEY, Florrie, mother Mary, Northcote; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

HURLEY, Nora Jane.  Gave birth to illegitimate son William in 1907.  Edith TAYLOR charged with failure to register birth in time but charge withdrawn under the circumstances.  Hurley’s father Daniel was not aware of birth, and mother Ellen Mary wished it keep quiet, otherwise he would disown her.  The parents lived near Ararat.  10 pages, List 11.

HURRELL, H.J.  Nurse, Brunswick.  Writes in 1901 regarding baby Leila M. McLACHLAN and mother, who are both with her.  Mother came from New Zealand ‘for the purpose of being confined without her friends knowing anything about it’.  Asks if necessary to put details on her book; no.  List 5.

HURRELL, Hannah Jane.  Brunswick, registration cancelled 1903, she attempts to re-register.  Roll book on file shows she had looked after the following children from 1898:  William KRUGER, mother Lily; Violet CHEASLEY, father H., Mary Llewellyn WEBSTER, father H.L., Albert Edward MOONEY, mother Mary, Brunel TENDESON, mother Janet, Leila Rose McLACHLAN, mother Muriel, Elizabeth MOAR, mother Elizabeth, Ralph CUZENS, mother Maud, Laurence Wright BUCHANAN, mother Ada, Sylvester GRAHAM, mother Ellen, Winne [?] KINSELLA, mother Lily, Myrtle RICHARDSON, mother Ethel, Russell O’DONNELL, mother Annie.  File covers 1903-1905.  35 pages,  List 6.

HURRELL, Hannah Jane, Brunswick.  In 1903 re-applied to be registered after it was cancelled; child Russell O’DONNELL died in her care; refused.  4 pages, List 46.

HURST, Margaret,  registered nurse, South Yarra, had 1 male infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

HUSSEY, Mrs. E. Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

HUSSEY, Elizabeth.  Nurse, Fitzroy.  Correspondence in 1894 re a child she had looked after, Henry MURRAY, who was taken from her by the mother, Mary MURRAY and given to grandmother Mrs. FORSYTH at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough.  4 pages, List 3.

HUSSEY, Wilga, mother Alice, North Melbourne, with a nurse.  June/August 1900 Monthly Returns, List 33 and 35.

HUTTON, Cecil H., mother Ann, Abbotsford; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

HUXTABLE, Mary E., Cheltenham, nurse, reports handing child Frank Tasman WOOD to another.  4 pages, List 44.

HYDE, Elizabeth.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has children.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return. List 3.

HYDE, Elizabeth. Carlton, nurse; has child. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

HYDE, Elizabeth, Middle Park.  Reports of her drunken behaviour in 1900, so is removed from nurses roll and children Martha COUGHLIN and Gerald Joseph COUTTS returned to mothers.  10 pages, List 36.

HYDE, Elizabeth, Carlton, nurse, had four children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

HYDE, Elizabeth, Carlton, nurse, has two children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

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INALL, Matilda, North Melbourne, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

INDUNI, Joseph, Queenscliff, tobacconist, 1899, to adopt Netta BROWN, illegitimate daughter of Mary Guildford BROWN of Queenscliff, a married woman.  2 pages, List 17.

INGLIS, V.A., South Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

INGMIRE, Jessie, Collingwood, failed to register birth of Hilda ELLIOTT, child of Mary Maude Patterson BRYCE within required time in 1905; she is child’s grandmother, and her daughter told her she was married to Alexander Elliott, but he is already married.  No prosecution.  6 pages, List 38.

INGMORE/INGMARE, Mrs. Jessie, unregistered nurse, had child Irene Victoria BEATTIE (mother Elizabeth) in her care in 1896; child died of fatal disease; no prosecution.  8 pages, List 25.

INGRAM, Margaret, nurse, had one child, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

IRELAND, Annie, daughter of Mary Jane of Gippsland, with a nurse.  Monthly Return, January 1904.

IRVINE, Edith Mavis Elliott, born Melbourne 1905, adopted by George Noble and Edith May ELLIOTT of Northcote.  Mother Dorothy Beatrice, nee LADELL,(born Isleworth Middlesex England)  was engaged to James THORBURN in England when she became pregnant to someone else.  Thorburn married her there and arranged with the Salvation Army in Melbourne to adopt child.  Fascinating story with much detail given.  6 pages, List 38.

IRVINE, Martha. Daughter of Mary of Auburn. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 Monthly Returns.

IRVING, Mrs. R. Albert Park, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed, and recently moved house.

IRVING, Emma, gave child Harold to nurse Hannah KING in 1903, and disappeared.  She took him before the Court, where he was remanded to government care, and the nurse was paid to continue to care for him.  5 pages, List 48.

ISAACS, Nellie. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Cecil MILLS, child of Ellen of Coleraine, and has moved house.

ISAACS, Mrs. Rebecca.  Applies to adopt Clarence, son of Alice Thomasena  DICKENSON, 1906.  Child born at Nurse E. BASSER’s private hospital in Carlton.  8 pages, List 4.

IVEY, C., Coburg, nurse, advised in 1905 that she was adopting John Thomas O’DONNELL, 15 mths old.  2 pages, List 47.

IVEY, Christina, Coburg, nurse; has three children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

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JACKSON, Elizabeth Bridget, Ballarat, advised in 1905 that she had Rose and Mary CHURCHILL, children of Thomas of Horsham.  2 pages, List 47.

JACKSON, Isabella, born Queenscliffe 1905; mother Isabella Jane died, father William has six other children to care for, so Mrs. Alice SMITH of Port Melbourne, wife of Thomas Albert Smith, the child’s uncle, takes her in.  4 pages, List 45.

JACKSON, Monica M.  Daughter of Margaret of South Melbourne.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.      List 3.

JACOBS, Elizabeth, gave birth to illegitimate child Naomi Frances in South Melbourne in 1902 at the home of George COOK.  Child not registered within required time, so police investigate.  23 pages, List 44.

JACOBS, William Leonard, father John Edward, Prahran; in the care of a nurse, 2 entries.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JAMES, Christina, charged with making false statement re birth of her child John Thomas James, registered as O’KEEFE, in 1899.  She is housekeeper to Maurice O’KEEFE, a miner.  21 pages, List 27.

JAMES, Edith, Armadale, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

JAMES, Eliza J. Coburg, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

JAMES, Eliza Ann and Richard Arthur of Eaglehawk apply to adopt Richard Edward, son of H.A. WALLACE, in 1904.  The mother (her sister) has died; he is one of 7 children, aged 2 years and 4 months.  Approval given.  7 pages, List 25.

JAMES, Grace May.  Born Richmond 1904 to Gertrude.  Adopted by A.M. SMITH of Robert St Spotswood in 1907.  3 pages, List 11.

JAMES, Ivy Violet Varley. Daughter of Emily Ann of St. Kilda Rd. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

JAMES, William, charged in 1900 with failure to register birth of illegitimate child in required time, born at his house.  Mother Rosa Minnie HUGHES married him shortly after birth of child William Herbert.  Police plan to prosecute, but Rosa writes that the scandal would ruin their business in Abbotsford.  11 pages, List 33.

JAMIESON, Mrs. W., Toomboon Sth Gippsland, 1894.  Is taking illegitimate child William Jamieson Thomas MASTIDON, mother Analize ; her son William George is father.  10 pages, List 21.CONNECTION FOUND.

JARRAN, Mary Ann; 2 children, William MARLBOROUGH (mother Miss NAYLOR living in Sydney) and Eveline FLYNN (mother a servant at Ballan) died in her care in 1894.  File contains comments re her registration as a nurse.  16 pages, List 26. 

JARRON, Mary A.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return. List 3.

JEAN, Mrs., St. Kilda, registered as a nurse, also takes in women for their confinement.  In 1896 an anonymous letter writer reported her to police.  They found that Lena CURRAN and baby had been staying in her spare bedroom, and the child had died.  6 pages, List 26.

JEAN, S. Prahran, registered as a nurse, 1893; has Charles KELLY, 3 years old, Herbert BOWERS, 6 years old and Horace JOHNSON, 15 months old.

JEAN, Mrs. S., Prahran, advised in 1905 that she had handed child Veronica Mary (no surname given) to Mrs. Charles WARREN of Buffalo Creek South Gippsland for adoption.  3 pages, List 46.

JEAN, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Philip Henry Jean, a bootmaker,  Prahran, advised in 1900 that she had adopted Wilfred BUTLER, child of Eliza of New Zealand.  Sarah runs a private hospital and already as four Wards.  4 pages, List 35.

JEBB, Sarah J., Carlton, had one child in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

JEBB, Sarah J., Carlton, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JEFFERY, Harriet Agnes, gave birth to illegitimate child in house of Arthur SMITH at St. Arnaud in 1906; father of child is a married man in South Melbourne. Smith charged with failure to register in time.  4 pages, List 53.

JENKINS, Alice, servant of H. BARKER of Camberwell, found female baby in waiting room of Auburn Station in 1899.  Given to Mrs. BROOKES, registered nurse, pending enquiries, then committed to Department of Neglected Children.  7 pages, List 30.

JENKINS, Rupert, mother Sarah, Sale, with a nurse in Footscray in August 1900.   Monthly Return, List 35.

JENSEN, Elizabeth, registered nurse, South Yarra, had 1 male infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

JENSEN, Elizabeth, nurse, South Yarra, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return List 34.

JEPSON, Martha. Lee Street Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 Monthly Return.

JOHN, Ruby M., mother Louisa, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

JOHNS, Mrs. Caroline, Ballarat East, 1898, had child William Henry DAVIES, mother Margaret; child died.  Report.  6 pages, List 21.

JOHNS, David, contractor, Geelong, adopted George Frederick NICHOLLS in 1906; his wife is a relative of the mother.  2 pages, List 53.

JOHNS, Harriet.  Castlemaine, to adopt Edith Rose, dau of Emily GRAY/GREY of Richmond, 1902.  List 5.  Further two pages in List 52.

JOHNS, Harriet, Welshmen’s Reef, adopted Edith Rose GREY, daughter of Amelia, but advised in 1902 she was no longer able to keep her. William and Emily BOOTH of Mia Mia apply to adopt; they had had eight children.  Johns given a negative report on her character.  16 pages, List 47.

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JOHNSON, Adelaide, nurse, had charge of a child.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

JOHNSON, Adelaide, registered nurse, convicted of larceny in 1899, registration cancelled.  9 pages, List 30.

JOHNSON, Alberta. Born 1899, with a nurse; grandmother Mrs. Johnson of South Melbourne. May/August 1900 and March 1901 Monthly Returns.  Lists 2, 35 & 8.

JOHNSON, Alberta, born 1899; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

JOHNSON, Alice.  File on her and her adopted child Albert Bromilow Johnson, 1904, 3 pages, List 6.

JOHNSON, Alice, married woman, Heywood, adopted Albert BROMILOW in 1903; various letters from her in 1904.  21 pages, List 5.

JOHNSON, Belinda. Waterloo Street Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Has a child. May/June 1900 Monthly Return, Lists 1, 2, 33.

JOHNSON, Belinda, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

JOHNSON, George, engine driver at woollen mills, Castlemaine, applied in 1900 for his house to be registered; his wife is taking Jane Mabel TROUPE, illegitimate daughter of her friend Mary.  9 pages, List 33.

JOHNSON, Isabella Ann, gave birth to illegitimate daughter Doris in Carlton in 1903 and failed to register birth in time; lives with – SANDYS.  10 pages, List 48.

JOHNSON, M.A.  Fitzroy, 1904.  Has child Mary RYAN.  List 16.

JOHNSON, M.A., Fitzroy, nurse, has four children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JOHNSON, Mary Ann, Carlton, nurse, had three children in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

JOHNSON, Mary Ann.  Registered nurse, deserted by husband in 1907.  Found to be deaf, so registration cancelled.  She appeals unsuccessfully to politician.  Children removed: Vera FINN given to aunt Mrs. W. BOURKE of Geelong; John WELSH given to grandmother Mrs. NITSCHKI of Watchem, who intends giving him to St. Joseph’s Broadmeadows; John STANES given to Mrs. ANGUS, nurse, Footscray; Henry James MULLALY and mother Agnes are living with Johnson.  List 13.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. Alice.  Adopted Albert BROMILOW (mother Georgina) in 1903; child had been with nurse A. CARLE of Prahran.  6 pages, List 4.

JOHNSTON, Florence Anne, single, applied for registration in 1906; refused, lived with and had five children to HALL.  Letter from solicitors query rejection.  9 pages, List 53.

JOHNSTON, Martha.  Charged in 1904 with failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Ada HARRIS at Fitzroy  in required time, 4 pages, List 6.

JOHNSTONE, A.T., mother B.A., Brunswick; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JOHNSTONE, Ethel, in the care of a nurse, received from Ethel Johnstone, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JOLLEY, Harriet, Brunswick, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JOLLY, Emily. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Cyril GARNETT, child of Alice.

JONES, A.L., in the care of  a nurse; received from  Mrs. GOLDSPINK, St. Joseph’s Home, Carlton.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JONES, Alice. Child, mother not listed. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return.

JONES, Alice, nurse, Burnley, has one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

JONES, Alice, Burnley, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JONES, Alice, wife of George, Majorca, registered as a nurse in 1896, had her registration cancelled in 1897 when child Daisy MURRAY died in her care.  They had previously adopted a son of Kate MURRAY, who was known as George William Jones, and was then 6 years old.  19 pages, List 42.

JONES, Ellen. 75 Cardigan Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Had four children.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

JONES, Ellen, Carlton, registered nurse, had 3 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

JONES, George H., illegitimate child of Caroline, Newtown, died at home of Mrs. Florence BARTLETT of Geelong, who had adopted him; she was not registered.  Father was George McKISSOCK, widower, butcher.  Inquest and investigation, legal agreement re adoption on file, 1901.  29 pages, List 38.

JONES, Stella Rosalind, adopted by William and Margaret SYMES of Harcourt in 1903; she is over four years old.  Negative comments by local police.  3 pages, List 48.

JONES, Sydney M., mother Florrie, Melbourne; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JONES, Vera. Daughter of Mary of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2. Removal from nurse by mother, child over three years old. 3 pages, List 2.

JONES, Vera, mother Mary, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

JONES, Violet, mother Maud of Spring St., Melbourne. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

JONSTONE (JOHNSTONE?), Myrtle, infant, died at home of nurse Mrs. Teresa HUGHES, Prahran in 1900; given to her by father Andrew POOK of Redcastle.  2 pages, List 37.

JORDAN, Ann. Charged with failure to register birth of daughter Mary’s illegitimate child Ruby within required time in 1899. Child’s father named. 9 pages, List 2.

JOYCE, Amy Matilda  , mother Mrs. Lillian, Melbourne; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JOYCE, Mary, Richmond, applies to be registered in 1902.  5 pages, List 18.

JOYCE, Stephen Patrick, father John, Bunyip, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

JUDGE, Henry.  Son of Alice of Mt. Wills.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return,  List 3.

JULIAN, Ethel May, 2 months old in 1896, died at home of nurse Janet JEAN in Prahran.  Mother was Harriet Julian of Geelong.  Report on circumstances.  5 pages, List 25.

JUNG, Maria, St. Kilda, had charge of a child.  Monthly Return November 1898.  List 28.

JUNG, Maria C.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

JURY, John.  Adopted by Mrs. Hilda OSBORNE of Carlton in 1904.  List 16.

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KAY, Mrs. E. St. Kilda, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one female child, unnamed.

KEATING, Dorothy May.  Daughter of Alice of Harrietville, she is adopted by Mrs. Ethel MOATE of Carlton.  4 pages, List 11.

KEDDIE, Beryl Eleanor Fontaina/Fontaine, removed from nurse Mrs. A.E. EDWARDS, Carlton by her grandmother Elizabeth Keddie, who adopted her; mother is dead.  Father F.C. FONTAINE denies paternity.  8 pages, List 50.

KEE, Mrs Quong, Bendigo.  Applies to adopt Edwin James WHITEACRE, son of Selina, in 1907.  3 pages, List 2. CONNECTION FOUND.

KEEBERY, George. Mother Elizabeth, given to nurse by Mrs. KENAHAN of Fitzroy. May/August 1900 Monthly Returns, List 2 and 35. (Can’t pick up this name in the births index).

KEIR, Isabella  ,South Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KELLEHER, Mary, Richmond, applied in 1904 to adopt Amelia Mary BROWN, daughter of Elizabeth, who was born in Sydney in 1902.  She was previously adopted by Mrs. Alice GEERING, Kelleher’s step daughter, who husband has died.  4 pages, List 51.

KELLY, Bertha, mother Lilla, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

KELLY, Bertha, mother Lilla, Carlton; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KELLY, Martha. Moonee Ponds, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

KELLY, Melito Leo, mother Ester, Wodonga, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KELLY, Paul. Son of Rose of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

KELLY, Paul, 10 months, son of Rose, died at home of nurse Mrs. Ann BAILY, Abbotsford, in 1900.  2 pages, List 37.

KELLY, William Morris. Son of Miss M. Morris Kelly. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return.

KEMP, Margaret, 18 years, gave birth to female illegitimate child in 1903 which was being cared for by her grandmother Margaret, Fitzroy, who was not registered.  3 pages, List 46.

KEMP, Martha, had illegitimate child Martha in 1904.  Child died at home of Mrs. Annette TAYLOR, Fitzroy, who was unregistered so was charged.  6 pages, List 25.

KENDALL, Mrs. C. Kensington, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Catherine Isabella MORRISON.

KENNARD, Mary R., Clifton Hill, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

KENNEALLY, Dennis, mother L., domestic servant, with a nurse, is nearly 2 years old, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

KENNEDY, Mrs. Alice, wife of Edward, Port Melbourne, to adopt child Jessie STUBBERFIELD.  5 pages, List 43.

KENNEDY, Amy, illegitimate child of  Emily Florence, adopted by Sarah Ann HILTON of South Melbourne in 1899.  4 pages, List 27.

KENNEDY, Arthur, mother Annie J., East Melbourne; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

KENNEDY, Elizabeth, wife of James, Ballan, advised in 1907 that she has taken in Andrew John Kennedy, son of son James.  2 pages, List 52.

KENNEDY, Emily, of Shelly St., Nth Richmond, applied to be registered as a nurse in 1901, wanted to take child Anastasia KEARON (?) of Lennox St.  Refused by department.  4 pages, List 4

KENNEDY, James Edward, in the care of a nurse, received from Janet Mary Elizabeth SABIA, Newmarket.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KENNEDY, Martha.  Charged in 1904 with failure to register birth of Arthur Edward Kennedy, illegitimate son of her daughter Annie Josephine, within 3 days; no prosecution.  9 pages, List 9.

KENNEDY, Mary, mother Annie, Ascot Vale; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KENNEDY, Mary Ann.  Her illegitimate child Katherine adopted by Hannah CASEY of Lancefield, in care of registered nurse Mrs. A. DUKE.  5 pages, List 17.

KENNON, William A., mother Cecilia, Werribee; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KENNY, Mercia M.  Daughter of Alice of Moonee Ponds.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

KENNY, Mercia Magdalen, daughter of Alice, with a nurse in West Melbourne, July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

KENNY, Mercier, removed from care of nurse Mrs. C. DOHERTY, North Melbourne in 1901, now with grandmother Mrs. Kate Kenny, Moonee Ponds.  8 pages, List 37.

KENNY, Myrtle Lillian.  Abandoned by mother with nurse Daisy BROWN, of Fitzroy, in 1906.  2 pages, List 4.

KENT, Willie, mother Mary A., Carlton; in the care of a nurse. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KEOGH, Ellen. Lygon Street Carlton. Nurse, has child. April 1899, June 1899, May/ June/August 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1, 2, 33 and 35.

KEOGH, Ellen, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

KESSLER, Charlotte M., Windsor.  In 1903 advised she had an 18 year old woman in her house awaiting confinement, who wanted the child adopted and had arranged for nurse Mrs. LIVY of Fitzroy to take the child.  3 pages, List 47.

KESSLER, Charlotte M., Fitzroy, nurse.  Wished to adopt a second child in 1903; refused.  5 pages, List 49.

KESSLER, Charlotte.  In 1906 is a registered nurse and runs a private hospital for women in Prahran.  Asks permission for her daughter Mrs. LETHBRIDGE, a trained nurse, to take some of her charges for a beach holiday.  4 pages, List 10.

KESSLER, Charlotte, Prahran, nurse, had five children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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KIDD, Emma, Brunswick, nurse, had two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KIELY, Frances Langie.  Born 1901, mother Johanna, formerly with nurse GRIFFITHS, now with nurse Elizabeth WADE, 1902.  List 12.

KILDARE, Douglas, mother Brenda, Fitzroy, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

KILLYER, Vera May, mother Catherine, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

KILMARTIN, Margaret, mother Mary, with a nurse at St. Kilda in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

KING, Albert.  Being nursed by grandmother Mary Ann King in Brunswick in 1898; mother Annie.  List 13.

KING, Annie M., Collingwood, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

KING, Clyde.  Son of Lucy of Kew.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

KING, Elizabeth, Prahran, charged with not registering in time the birth of Edward Joseph KING in 1902.  Her son Joseph is the father and told her he was married to Annie Sophia HIGHLAND, but they are not.  A brief is prepared, but the couple marry and the case is dropped.  14 pages, List 44.

KING, George M., Richmond, he and his wife wish to take over the care of their daughter’s child.  She married – BUTLER, but they have separated and she had gone interstate for work.  4 pages, List 25.

KING, Irene Minnie, daughter of Ada and James MORRISSY, to be adopted by Jane SCOTT of Richmond in 1905.  3 pages, List 38.

KING, John, born Lying In Hospital Melbourne in 1897, illegitimate child of Kate of 2 Mile near Beechworth.  Nurse Mrs. Sarah MARR of Brunswick had him for awhile, then adopted by Sabrina, wife of John MOFFETT, miner of Jamieson, who wants to pass him off as her own child as she has had several miscarriages.  26 pages, List 26.   CONNECTION FOUND

KING, Joseph, received from Mrs. Goldspink, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

KING, Joseph, son of Levina of Bendigo, adopted by B. DAVIES, Glenferrie in 1904; reputed father was SCURRAH.  4 pages, List 50.

KING, Marie, Windsor, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

KING, Mary Ann, Brunswick, nursing daughter’s child Albert KING, born 1897, mother Annie. 1898.

KING, Minnie.  Illegitimate child of Maud, whose mother Minnie of Prahran applies to have her care.  4 pages, List 9.

KING, Violet, gave birth to illegitimate child Sylvia Ivis Queenie King at home of grandmother in Footscray in 1903; not registered in required time, but no prosecution.  4  pages, List 47.

KINNEBURG, Lillian May.  Adopted by Mrs. Julia M. VICKERS of Bairnsdale, wife of Geo H., 1906.  5 pages, List 4.

KIRBY, Mrs. Heathcote, adopts Daisy NORRIS, 1900.

KIRWAN, Nellie, barmaid, Brunswick, had 17 year old Emily JACOBS looking after her child George in 1900; she was unregistered.  5 pages, List 36.

KISLINGSBURY, Ellen Amelia (Nellie).  Daughter of John, who was separated from mother Margaret, and had custody of child, but now in gaol.  Mrs James RYAN of Richmond has child, but is not registered, 1903.  List 13.  [KLINGSBURY ?

KLOSE, Annie, came from Blumberg, S.A. and gave birth to illegitimate child at home of Ann JONES, West Melbourne, in 1903.  Jones charged with failure to register birth in required time.  8 pages, List 46.

KNIGHT, Mrs. E.  Avoca.  Receives child Alice HOWARD in 1901, but removed by father Alfred to his mother’s car at Moonambel.  List 14.

KNIGHT, Emily. North Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; has child JARVIS, mother wet nursing at Tufnell Lodge, Fitzroy St. St. Kilda. Child removed by mother, unable to pay.

KNORPP, Helen, Clifton Hill, applies for registration as a nurse so she can adopt Albert WARNER, (mother Alice) who she got from Mrs. CHAMBERS who got it from Bertha Chambers, her mother.  Child born in Chambers house.  Father named; both he and mother were from Gisborne.  Child subsequently removed from her care.  25 pages, List 26.

KNOWLES, Jane, of Wangaratta. Applied to be registered as a nurse in 1899, has child Annie E. ELLIS with her, father James. 6 pages, List 2.

KNOX, Mary Ann¸ of Sandringham, wife of Henry. Applied to be registered as a nurse in 1901; application refused. 11 pages, List 2.

KOHLBERGER, Mrs. Florence Jean, Port Melbourne, applies to adopt George HALL in 1902; has had him since he was 4 weeks old, he is now nearly 5 years.  His mother has recently married.  5 pages, List 18.  See also ROHLBERGER.

KORTING, Catherine, registered nurse, Brunswick tricked into taking Bertha RICE, child of Annie, in 1899.  Search for Annie, believed to have come from Ballarat, is unsuccessful.  Child subsequently died.  7 pages, List 32.

KORTING, Mrs. C., nurse, East Brunswick, advises removal of infant Amelia KRAKOWSKI by her mother of Collingwood in 1901.  Claim of neglect of child by nurse, but refuted by police.  6 pages, List 39.

KORTING, Catherine, nurse, Brunswick.  List of names of children under her care since 1895, showing those that had died; 18 of 31.  Registration not renewed.  4 pages, List 47.

KRAMER, Mabel.  Report on death of her child Mabel Croft Kramer, with nurse Annie ABBOTT of Burnley, 1905, 2 pages, List 7.

KURZMAN, Marie A., 6 months old, died at home of grandmother Mrs. ALBREY at Geelong in 1898; mother had died.  Police decide no inquest necessary.  5 pages, List 24.

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LACEY, Mrs. Jane.  Nurse, report on, 1900.  3 pages, List 2.

LACY, Mrs. Jane. Auburn, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

LACY, Jane, Auburn, registered as a nurse in 1899 and took in three children; Ernest WATSON, Cyril GLOVER and Nellie STEWART.  In 1905 she asked police to help get maintenance from Nellie’s mother Jane, now Mrs. RUDD of Kalgoorlie.  This is a large file which covers from 1899 to 1906.  List 38.

LADD, Agnes, Prahran, wrote in 1904 advising that she had child Harold LIDDIARD, whose mother Ethel Hannah Liddiard had died.  Child born in house of registered nurse who arranged for her to take it.  4 pages, List 24.

LADD, Emily, Richmond South, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

LADD, Frank Edward Donald, mother Nellie, Armadale; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LAIDLAW, Wilfred Lindsay Caldwell, born Mt. Gambier, adopted in 1905 by mother’s sister Mrs. Selina KIRKPATRICK of Port Melbourne.  4 pages, List 45.

LAKE, William George.  Illegitimate son of Charlotte Mary Lake, born 1906.  Adopted by Mrs. HANDFIELD of Ballarat in 1907.  4 pages, List 11.

LALOR, Margaret. Lt. Lonsdale St. Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

LAMBDON, Mrs. Minnie, wrote from South Brighton in 1897 for renewal of her registration as a nurse.  6 pages, List 26.

LAMBERT, Mrs. Ellen (wife of Charles), Brunswick, adopted May Olive LITTLE in 1903; mother Eva was at Elmhurst.  7 pages, List 50.

LAMBERT, Josephine, died at Infant Asylum East Melbourne in 1903, had formerly been in care of nurse Mrs. Sarah STEPHENS, Brunswick.  Child’s real name is CRISP, and mothr Lucy Agnes came from Wagga Wagga NSW.  22 pages, List 50.

LAMBERT, M., Newport, adopts Margery Annie BOURKE, 1899.

LAMBERT, Violet, given to registered nurse by Mary Lambert, Warragul.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LANDVOIGHT, Georgina, Ballarat, reports handing child Francis R. ARMSTRONG back to his mother Hannah, 1906.   2 pages, List 2.

LANE, Alfred J.  Son of Bella of South Melbourne.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

LANE, M.J., registered nurse, South Melbourne, wrote in 1897 re an adopted child of Mrs. KORTFELT of Collingwood, whom she looked after for awhile, and for whose care she is owed money.  She visited Mrs. Kortfelt and saw the child, and wrote of her concern for its welfare.  Police report that the child is over 3 years old and well cared for, so no action was required under the Infant Life Protection Act.  5 pages, List 26.

LANE, Reginald C., received from Nurse MILLER; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

LANGDON, – , nurse, South Melbourne, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LANGDON, V.B., in the care of a nurse, received from father John, Clifton Hill.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LANGFORD, Thomas Alges, mother Louisa M., Lardner via Warragul, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

LANGLEY, Harold, mother Alice M., Moonee Ponds, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

LANGLEY, John.  In 1905 he and his wife, who came from Sydney, applied to adopt Edward, son of Maria COLEMAN, who was in the care of nurse Sophia TATE of Alphington.  Langley is over sixty, report on case from local constable.  9 pages, List 7.  Another file, with mother given as Mrs Maria VOND.  List 16.

LANG TIP, Herbert, mother Edith, Port Albert; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LANYON, John of Eddington, applied to adopt Cornelius, son of Rose Mary DEACON, in 1905.  5 pages, List 7.

LASSLETT, Adelaide, Prahran, advised in 1900 that she had adopted William Percy MURRAY, mother Bridget Murray is married, but husband is not the father of the child.  5 pages, List 36.

LASSLETT, Margaret Ann, Footscray, advised in 1903 she was to adopt Ellen RYAN, whose mother was returning to Warragaul; child’s father named.  5 pages, List 48.

LATHAM, Mrs. A., of Ascot Vale, reports in 1895 that child John Francis CRIBBS was removed by grandmother Mrs. BENALLACK; mother is dead, father at Chewton.  Two letters on file from Benanallack.  8 pages, List 22.

LATTIMER, Elizabeth, East Melbourne, takes in lodgers, one of whom says she is Mrs. FLEGELTAUBE and gives birth to a child in 1903; is really Florence HEYDON, and is not registered in time.  8 pages, List 50.

LAVERS, Alice, Windsor, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LAW, Mrs. E.  Adoption of Ivy May McALLISTER (mother Elizabeth) in 1904.  3 pages, List 4.

LAW, E., nurse, Elsternwick, reports in 1900 that Lilian ACKERLY has been removed by her mother.  6 pages, List 36.

LAW, E.  Nurse, has received Thomas Arthur ROWE from mother Mrs. Jean ROWE of Adelaide, 1904.  List 16.

LAW, John Curtis. Son of Margaret of Elsternwick. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

LAW, Mary Jane. Coburg, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

LAWRENCE, Alice, born 1903, mother Louisa, adopted by John and Emma ROWAN, Prahran, in 1905.  4 pages, List 45.

LAWRENCE, Ellen Anastasia, agrees in 1900 to give child for adoption by Jessie ROBERTS of Albert Park, whose husband is a gunner on the Cerebus.  5 pages, List 20.

LAWRENCE, Florence Eva.  Incomplete file re delay in registering her birth in 1900.  4 pages, List 36.

LAWSON, Annie.  Nurse, Footscray, has a child.   January 1904 Monthly Return.

LAWSON, Harriet.  Nurse, Collingwood, had Grace Tracy McALPINE in 1901, mother Maggie May McALPINE of Myrtleford, List 14.

LAWSON, Harriet.  Nurse, 1904, reports Robert S. WELCH removed by mother Jane WELCH of Abbotsford, and adopted by Mabel JOHNSTON, List 15.

LAWSON, Harriet, Collingwood, nurse; has three children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LAWSON, John William, mother Elizabeth, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse, February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LAWTON, William P, mother Alicia, Brighton; in the care of a nurse, court order taken out.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LAZARUS, Mrs, Fitzroy.  Has child Marion CORTISSOS in 1900, mother is her niece; father of the child COPELAND is on trial.  4 pages, List 36.

LAZARUS, Percy, returned by nurse S. SIEVERS, Brunswick, to father Barnard Lazarus COCKMAN in 1902.  5 pages, List 43.

LAYBURN, Mrs. Mary, Preston, wished to adopt her sister Hanorah MAHONEY’s child Frances in 1903.  4 pages, List 49.

LEACH, Mrs. James.  Richmond, for registration as a nurse, 1904.  5 pages, List 6.

LEAR, Mary.  Abandoned her male infant in South Yarra in 1906, looked after by nurse Jane BENNETT, who bills government for her fee.  Child found by John SHANKS.  Lear had been working for Hannah Linden MOORE and living in a room at Mary Harriet PAYNE’s house.  Now with her mother Mrs. T. MOODY PEARSON at Sale.  22 pages, List 4.

LEE, Nellie.  Adopted by Mrs. Rose HUGHES of Port Melbourne in 1904.  List 13.

LEESON, F.W., mother E., Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LEESON, Herbert.  Illegitimate child, died while with nurse Ann McCREADY, Trentham, in 1903. She buried him without notifying police, body exhumed etc.  24 Pages, List 7.

LE GOULD, Henry, mother Margaret, St. Kilda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LEIGH, Alice, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

LEIGH, Alice, Richmond, nurse, had two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LEIGHTON, Mrs. Eliza Caroline, wife of John W., of Geelong South, reported death of adopted child Constance Perotta CARROLL, boarded out to her from Colac)  in 1900.  No suspicious circumstances.  9 pages, List 44.

LENNIE, Mary Margaret, adopted by George and Mary FOX of Condah in 1907; child is daughter of Robert, mother is deceased.  List 11.

LENNON, Elizabeth, daughter of Lizzie of Bairnsdale, adopted by Edith WHETLEY of Williamstown in 1901.  6 pages, List 39.

LESLIE, Mary Jane, Carlton, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LETTS, Mrs. Emma, Dunolly, to adopt William Arthur JOHNSON, son of Mary, in 1904.  4 pages, List 51.

LEVINS, Isabel, South Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LEWCOCK, Ruby May, mother Jessie, Brunswick; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LEWIS, Alice L.  Daughter of George.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

LEWIS, Catherine M., mother Gertrude, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

LEWIS, Charles, miner, Redbank, wrote in 1901, seeking to adopt daughter of Peter JOHNSON of Maryborough; the mother had died a few weeks after birth and he is in poor circumstances.  List 13.

LEWIS, Elizabeth, nursing grandchild, seeks exemption, South Melbourne. 1898

LEWIS, Ellen.  Port Albert, 1904.  Adopts late sister’s child David Lewis WILLIAMS.  List 15.

LEWIS, Iris Eveline, died while with nurse Louisa SINNOTT of Preston in 1903, no evidence of neglect.  Police query why not listed with nurse, recorded as HYDE, born before marriage of mother Mary in N.S.W.  3 pages, List 19.

LIDSTON, Alick, mother Florence, Clifton Hill; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LIDSTONE, Alexander, mother Florence, adopted by E.J. KING, Gardenvale in 1907.  4 pages, List 52.

LIEBMANN, Gaston Boyance. George Henry TODD and his wife Emma of Bayswater seek exemption from registering as nurses under the Act, 1899. 1 page, List 2.

LILLIS, Eric Raymond, returned to mother Eva by nurse K. McKELLIN in 1902.  Her parents at Geelong have taken charge of him.  5 pages, List 44.

LIMER, Mrs. Maud.  Richmond, 1902, wants to adopt illegitimate child of Florence LEWIS; her husband George Arthur LIMER recently ordered to pay maintenance of illegitimate child by May CULLEN of Carlton.  List 15.

LINDEN, Ellen, Port Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LINDSAY, Ellen, Ballarat, has taken child Henry DRURY from his mother Annie, 1905.  List 12.

LINDSAY, G.C., mother Miss Lindsay, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LINDSAY, Harriet, Windsor, nurse; has no child under 3 years in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LINQUIST, Mrs Nellie/Nettie.  Port Melbourne, 1904, applies to adopt James Henry PETER, son of Jessie.  7 pages, List 17.

LIPSCOMBE, Emma, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

LIPSCOMBE, Emma, Carlton, nurse advised in 1904 that Beatrice May DOUGLAS had been removed from her care by Mrs. S. MOSS of Prahran, who had adopted her.  4 pages, List 46.

LIPSCOMBE, Emma, Carlton, had two children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

LIPSCOMBE, Emma, Carlton, nurse, has two children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LISSANT, Stennis, mother in Sydney, no details known; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LITCHFIELD, Vera May.  Daughter of Frances Zelia, died at nurse Ellen MEIKLEJOHN’s home at Essendon in 1906; report on, 4 pages, List 10.

LITHGOW, Louisa, Melbourne, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LITTLE, Catherine Sophia. Homebush Lower, had Myrtle Beatrice HORNE, mother Catherine in 1899, received from Sarah GARNER of Vales Reef. Child subsequently returned to mother and nurse returned page only from roll book to Chief Commissioner, rather than local police district headquarters in Maryborough. Child of father named as Frederick BLAKE. 7 pages, List 2.

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LIVINGSTONE, Elizabeth. Collingwood. Applies to adopt a child in 1899. 7 pages, List 2.

LOCK, Clement Charles Minis.  Adopted by Eliza CHIN PON, wife of Chin Pon, clerk, in 1902.  Mother is Matilda Alice Lock and child is half caste.  6 pages,  List 20.

LOCK, Clifford, in the care of a nurse, received from Minnie, Gisborne.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LOCKMAN, Christina. Flemington, 1898; charged over failure to register birth of Robert Alexander SUTHERLAND, child of her sister Kate, within required time. 15 pages, List 2.

LOCKWOOD, Constance.  Gave birth to illegitimate child at house of John BIRKIN at Newport in 1901; had lived with him and his family for some years, father of child gone interstate.  Marion STRONG present at birth.  List 14.

LOCKWOOD, Ellen.  In 1905 took over care of twins Caroline and Idessa RALPH, after her daughter Ellen QUIXLEY became ill, but both were unregistered, 1905.  Mary Ann RALPH had been deserted by her husband, and they were helping her.  File re case.  10 pages,  List 2.

LONG, Mrs. George, Dunolly (wife of a Japanese) adopted Howard , son of Elizabeth POLLARD in 1904; already has an 8 year old son.  Anonymous letter alleges she and Mrs. Emma LETTS (who’d adopted a child of Mary JOHNSON) were neglecting the children.  Local constable writes that letter was written by Mrs. McKEW who wanted to take in children herself and the children were well looked after.  12 pages, List 42.

LONG, Herbert, father Herbert AUSTIN, South Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

LONG, Mary Eleanor.  Geelong, married, adopted William Charles Mervin MILLS, child of Alice MILLS in 1901.  List 14.

LONG, Thomas E., Albert Park, advises that his mother in law Mrs. C. ANDERSON of Armadale is looking after his two children following his wife’s death, 1901.  6 pages, List 38.

LOONEY, Doris. Daughter of Florence of Sydney. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899, May/June/August 1900, Monthly Returns, Lists 1, 2, 33 and 35.

LOONEY, Doris, mother Florence, Sydney, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

LOONEY, Elizabeth Ellis, Warrnambool, advises in 1900 she has her daughter’s illegitimate child  Ellis Looney, born Sheffield Tasmania.  Child had been with nurse Octavia BRIGGS of Collingwood.  6 pages, List 33.

LORD, Sarah A.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

LOTHIAN, Clifford, mother Ellen, Prahran, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LOTT, Annie.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

LOVEGROVE, Denis, mother Violet, single, (West Coast, Tas.) with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

LOVEGROVE, Denis, mother Violet, West Coast, Tasmania; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LOVELAND, Julie, Neereman near Maldon, adopted Florence Madge KAY in 1900.  4 pages, List 21.

LOVELAW, A., Northcote, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LOVELL, Arthur C., Footscray, charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Florence Edna LAURENCE/LAWRENCE within required time in 1918.  The mother Elvera Mary is living apart from her husband and is his housekeeper.  11 pages, List 52.

LOVERICH, Anthony, in the care of  nurse, received from Mrs. BURKE, Newmarket.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LOWE, Allan, in the care of a nurse, received from Violet E. LOWE, Lockhart, NSW.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

LOWE, George, father George, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

LOWE, George Henry. Boarded out with nurse Elizabeth ROBINSON in Hawthorn in 1899. One page form report by Miss A.N. Ducker of Boarding Out Committee. Monthly return of May 1899 shows father is G.J.H. Lowe, a butcher.

LOWEN, Ellen. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

LOWNES, Isabella.  Application to adopt Marion LYONS, daughter of Sarah, a widow of 15 years, father of child has deserted her in Adelaide.  Sarah has a blind son to maintain in Adelaide.  List 14.

LUCAS, Demetris, born 1906, illegitimate son of Demetris Sperks Lucas; birth not registered within required time, nurse Mary BYRNE didn’t know child was illegitimate.  5 pages, List 33.

LUCAS, Mrs. Gertrude, Braybrook, has had child Leslie DORAN (mother Alice) since 1903, now, 1906, wishes to adopt him.  6 pages, List 22.

LUKE, Justina. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Elspeth SHORE, mother Mrs. WILSON, and John Pearson LEE, mother Annie KAIRNS, who died in July.

LUPTON, Mary Catherine,, registered nurse, St. Kilda, had no infants in January 1906  Monthly Return. List 23.

LYALL, Florence M., with a nurse in Fitzroy; given by Mrs. PITTMAN, Rescue Home, Armadale. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

LYNCH, David.  Son of Annie of Carlton.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

LYNCH, Ellen, infant of Kate, died at home of nurse Miss Christine CAMPBELL, South Yarra, in 1900.  2 pages, List 37.

LYNCH, Ellen, Carlton, had two children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

LYNCH, Ellen, West Melbourne, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

LYNCH, Mabel.  Daughter Marion Mary is with nurse Mary SWITZER at Yarraville.  February 1904 Monthly Return, 1 page, List 10.

LYONS, Annie, removed from nurse Annie Jane NEAL of Richmond by mother Annie in 1902.  Mrs. Mary Ann LOCKHEAD/LOCHHEAD of Richmond, who lost her own child, will adopt her.  5 pages, List 19.

LYONS, Ethel. Daughter of Julia of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

LYONS, Maud Ethel, illegitimate child of Julia, born 1897.  Adopted by Kate BONNING at Fitzroy in 1899.  9 pages, List 17.

LYONS, Norah, married, husband John, Collingwood, applied for registration in 1905, previously registered in W.A.; refused.  10 pages, List 51.

LYONS, Susan, Fitzroy.  Anonymous letter in 1903 claimed she is keeping infants and is not registered.  Report states that she is a midwife who runs a lodging house and is respectable.  6 pages, List 49.

LYONS, Susan M., Collingwood. In 1906 child of Mrs. George SPEARS of Warrandyte born in her home and is in a bad way, mother is staying with her.  6 pages, List 53.

LYONS, Susan.  Annie WITHYMAN gave birth to her illegitimate daughter Ethel May at her house in Collingwood in 1907; Lyons was charged with failure to register the birth within the required time, but the case was dropped.  The father of the child is named.  7 pages, List 2.

LYTHGO, Louisa.  Has child Eileen ELLIS (born 1900) in 1904.  1 page, List 10.

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RADNELL, Mary, gave birth to illegitimate child Dorothy at the home of employer Mrs. Anne McCORMICK in 1900.  Discussion on case, no charge laid.  9 pages, List 36.

RAE, Ethel M.  , mother Mary, Grassmere via Geelong; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RAINFORD, Hanora and William, Port Melbourne, apply to adopt William John McDONALD, mother Mrs. Mary, in 1902.  5 pages, List 44.

RANDALL, Annie, daughter of Edward of Avoca, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1905, which was not registered in time required.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 45.

RANDALL, Eva. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

RANDLES, Mrs. Isabella E. of California Gully Bendigo wants to take charge of Philip, the illegitimate child of her late daughter Bessie in 1902.  Her sons in W. Aust. will help financially.  Child currently with nurse Mrs. SHARP.  9 pages, List 18.

RANDLES, Philip, mother Elizabeth, reputed father George MAY deserted, taken in by nurse Araminta SHARP in 1902. 4 pages, List 44.

RANKIN, Dorothy E., mother Harriet, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

RANKIN, Dorothy Ellen, in the care of a nurse, parents James and Harriet, Port Melbourne.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RANSON, E. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

RAVEN, Alice Sophia, Kerang.  Prosecuted for failing to register birth of illegitimate child Henry GURNETT (mother Mary Ann Mabel Gurnett) in her house within required time, but magistrate acquits.  Police prosecution of Richard BROWN for similar offence, child Mary, mother Margaret Brown, held back.  Judge orders case to be reheard, magistrate incorrect.  9 pages, List 18.

RAVEN, Violet, born c1897, illegitimate child of Mrs. T.C. RAVEN of Mackay, was left with Mr. & Mrs. P.C. MOULDER, who adopted her.  The couple parted and Violet was given an elderly couple in Williamstown Vic., to look after, with the Moulders paying for her care.  However they stopped payments a few years later.  In 1910 the mother requested police to help send Violet to her in Qld.  8 pages, List

RAVENHILL, Josephine, registered nurse, South Yarra, notified police that she had received Kathleen McNALLY, daughter of Kate in 1899.  The child was later removed from her care, but she did not keep her Roll Book up to date, so was fined.  14 pages, List 30.

RAWLE, Alfred, Kangaroo Flat, 1895.  Adopted Charles James GIBSON, 1 year old, son of Sarah Gibson, has no children of his own, is a cab proprietor.  Letter from her on file.  16 pages, List 24.

RAWLINGS, Sarah, Brunswick, nurse, has four children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

READ, Ada.  To adopt Frederick McKAY or KAY, 1904.  List 15.

READER, Eliza, wife of William Booth, Richmond, adopted Alice Maud CAMERON, daughter of Elizabeth Moncrief Cameron in 1905.  4 pages, List 46.

REARDON, Mary, Windsor, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

REDDICK, Eva, 2 years, adopted by Charles August RAIMAN, Allambie, South Gippsland in 1903.  Mother was Agnes Ellen Reddick, Powong.  5 pages, List 49.

REDFERN, Mary W., South Yarra, nurse ; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

REDWOOD, H.R.  About to leave with 2nd Vic. Contingent for South Africa, owes maintenance to nurse Alice CARTWRIGHT who has care of his illegitimate child Roland HANSEN.  15 pages, List 20.

REED, Amy. Richmond, nurse has child Brenda MOONEY, mother Amelia at Foster. March 1898 Monthly Return.

REED, Priscilla, Coburg, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

REID, Adelaide.  Richmond, nurse, adopts Herbert Reg. THOMPSON, son of Olive, in 1907.  List 13.

REID, Effie, mother Ruby Reid, Malvern, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

REID, Henry, mother Henrietta, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

REID, Jane or E.J. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

REID, John Thomas. Son of Elizabeth of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

REID, John W., mother Ellen, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

REID, John William, died in 1906, 5 months old, while in care of nurse Mary O’BRIEN of Drummond St., North Carlton, a cripple and a widow.  His mother was Ellen.  File covers 1904-1906 and deals with O’Brien’s circumstances.  10 pages, List 25.

REID, Mrs. T., Richmond, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

REIDY, Mabel Jane, adopted by Mrs. Mary OSLINGTON, Bendoc, in 1903.  3 pages, List 49.

RENFREY, Mr. and Mrs.  Adopt child TRENWECK (?) in 1904.  Cr. Clara STONE advises department.  3 pages, List 25.

RENFREY, Edith Emily.  Charged with failure to register her child Freda, born Windsor, within the required time.  10 pages, List 4.

RENOUF, Louise, Fitzroy, had 4 children under her care in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

RENOUF, Lois, Fitzroy, nurse, has four children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

RESIDE, John of Delvine near Lindenow.  Charged with failure to register birth of Henry, illegitimate child of his daughter Essie within the required time.  6 pages, List 7.

REYNOLDS, Thomas A, mother Jessie KENN, Flemington; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

REYNOLDS, W., North Fitzroy, adopted Neville HILL, child of Emily, in 1906.  4 pages, List 52.

RHODES, Frances W., Melbourne, single, 22 years, applied for registration in 1905.  Reference given by Mr. WYETT, herbalist, who is reputed to be an abortionist.  5 pages, list 51.

RICHARD, M.J.  Handed child Hilda WOMSLEY back to mother, 1901.  List 2.

RICHARDS, Mrs. Fanny. Kensington, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Ruby Rachel PYKE.

RICHARDS, Florence May.  Daughter of Annie, of North Melbourne, born 1904, adopted by Nellie RUDLAND of Stawell in 1906.  5 pages, List 4.

RICHMOND, Colin Claude Sylvester, illegitimate child of Elizabeth, died suddenly at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Richmond, Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1903.  Had been  with nurse Marie WILKINSON.  9 pages, List 49.

RIDGEWELL, Charles Hudson.  Removed from nurse L. SUMNER of Stawell by father John in 1904; to be adopted by aunt Mrs. FLOAT.  List 15.  Aunt A. JONES of Stawell returns child to nurse E.F. SUMMERS of Stawell in 1905 because of her ill-health.  4 pages, List 21.

RIEDL, Blanche, Parkville.  Has Henry, child of Louisa MEYER.  February 1904 Monthly Return, 1 page, List 10.

RIEDL, Blanch, Parkville, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

RIGBY, Susannah. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Ernest BAYLISS, who died.

RIGG, Elizabeth, Cranbourne, gives up child William for adoption by Mrs. E. SCOTLAND, Windsor in 1907.  4 pages, List 21.

RIGG, William, mother Eliza, Cranbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RILEY, Clare Josephine.  Born at Salvation Army Home, mother Laura Riley living apart from husband, child illegitimate and birth not registered within 3 days.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 9.

RILEY, Joseph, son of Ellen, adopted by C. HONAN of Hawthorn in 1905.  Report states mother is living with AH MOON, the father of the child, who is employed by Honan, a banana merchant.  10 pages, List 38.

RILEY, Sarah,  Fitzroy, nurse, has one child. February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

RING, Eileen, mother Elizabeth, Burnley, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

RIORDAN, Gerald, son of Thomas and Lucy, adopted by Nurse Burke 1905. List 5.

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RIPPER, Mary, had illegitimate child in 1904; birth not registered in time.  She is living with David GRIFFIN, who is charged.  6 pages, List 25.

RITCHIE, Mrs. J., Bendigo, applied to be registered in 1904.  3 pages, List 51.

RITCHIE, Jane, Bendigo, had child Vera May Brown KILLYER, mother Catherine, in October 1903 monthly return.  List 47.

RITCHIE, J.R.  Bendigo, 1904, has taken Thomas SMITH.  List 15.

RITCHIE, Mrs. J., Bendigo, nurse, advised in 1905 that she had taken in Mona TONKIN, child of Gertrude, and Richard POWELL, child of Mary Jane Ellen HARTLEY, already has Thomas SMITH, child of Lily of Leongatha, although the mother was supposed to be taking him back.  Detailed report on Ritchie shows she had also taken in a child of Norah WADDINGTON.  Her registration cancelled and children removed.  14 pages, List 46.

RITCHIE, John, mother Anastasia, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

RITCHIE, John, mother Anastasia, Footscray; in the care of a nurse, adopted by E. JOHNSTON.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RITUCCI, Mrs. Alice, Fitzroy, 1897.  Refused registration, living apart from husband, had attempted suicide.  14 pages, List 19.

ROACH, Bertram, mother Frances, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

ROACH, Bertram, mother Frances, Windsor; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ROBERTS, Mrs. Ann E., Carlton, advises in 1899 that she has child Jean HOLLIS, mother Victoria.  5 pages, List 29.

ROBERTS, Ann Elizabeth, nurse, Carlton. Has one child.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  Has three children. May 1900 Monthly Return.  Has 4 children June 1900 Monthly Return, List 33.

ROBERTS, Ann Elizabeth, Carlton, nurse, had three children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ROBERTS, Christina Wilson, Carlton, charged in 1903 with having child Daisy Agnes STOBAUS in her care and not being registered.  Child’s mother Bertha has been living with her but went to get employment.  Father’s name given; quite a detailed file.  13 pages, List 49.

ROBERTS, Mary Ann, Chewton, wife of John, wished to adopt Ernest James HUGHES, son of Lillie, in 1907.  4 pages, List 33.

ROBERTSON, E., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

ROBERTSON, Esther, nurse, Ballarat, advises in 1902 that she has John Thomas CECINIL (?), son of Agnes Mary.  [Birth index gives name as CESSEL, but not spelt that way in file.)  3 pages, List 45.

ROBERTSON, Esther, nurse, Ballarat, advised in 1905 that she had handed child Annie DUFF, 2 years, to her mother Annie.  2 pages, List 46.

ROBERTSON, Jane, widow, Carlton, applied for registration in 1904; was 57 years old.  Refused.  5 pages, List 51.

ROBINS, Percy, illegitimate child of Ellen, born at her parents’ house in Nurmurkah in 1898, died at nurse Jane NEWSOME’s house; all charged with failure to comply with Act.  11 pages, List 18.

ROBINSON, Mrs. E. Auburn, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

ROBINSON, E., Carlton, nurse, reports removal of Phyllis GREGORY (born 1893) from her care by her mother Amelia in 1902.  4 pages, List 43.

ROBINSON, E., Carlton, nurse advises that Arthur Lester WATKINS has been removed by his grandmother Mrs. Susan WATKINS of Fitzroy.  File notes that he is to be adopted by Mrs. W. PIKE of Mentone.  Incomplete file.  4 pages, List 45.

ROBINSON, Edith Maud, taken from nurse Margaret FLEMING of Seymour by Mrs. Elga HOLLAND of Shepparton, who is adopting her.  Mother Violet Robinson of Old Mangalore claimed not to know arrangement.  6 pages, List 25

ROBINSON, Elizabeth, Carlton, registered nurse, had 3 children in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

ROBINSON, Elizabeth, Carlton, nurse, had three children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ROBINSON, Elizabeth, Carlton, had two children in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

ROBINSON, Frank, father Frank at Fitzroy, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

ROBINSON, Jessie, North Melbourne, nurse, has three children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ROBINSON, Leslie.  Child of Sarah, born 1901, adopted by Emily MEE NAN or NAM, of North Melbourne, wife of Charles.  List 13.

ROBINSON, M.A., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

ROBINSON, Maria, widow, Ascot Vale, took in infant John BALCON, child of Sarah, in 1901.  Unregistered, child died in her care, application to register refused.  22 pages, List 38.

ROBINSON, Mary Ann, Prahran.  In 1903 Margaret BEASLEY gave birth to illegitimate child Rupert George John in her house; not registered in time.  8 pages, List 49.

ROBINSON, Susan E., Footscray, 1897, wants to adopt her sister’s child Thomas Gordon DOOLAN.  Letter from child’s mother explains that she has 6 children and her husband is ill.  Report on Robinson states that she “lives with a man not her husband, was convicted of arson and is intemperate”.  Refused.  14 pages, List 20.

RODGERS, Mrs. J. Fitzroy, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed. Moved house.

ROFF, Daniel  Removed by mother from Nurse Clara SIMPSON in 1901.  List 14.

ROGAN, Mrs. Eliza, Moonee Ponds, advised in 1904 that she has taken in her deceased sister’s child Alice Eliza WINDIN; the child’s father Frederick is in Tasmania.  4 pages, List 51.

ROGERS, Cyril.  Son of Hamilton, of Richmond.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

ROGERS, William James, Warrnambool, 1899, has adopted Gladys Ivy MILLS.  3 pages, List 30.

ROGERSON, Lizzie, Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

ROHLBERGER, F.J., Port Melbourne, had one child in her care.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

ROLFE, Edith, Flemington, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

ROLFE, Mary Ann. North Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had John BRITTAN and Maud McDONALD.

ROLLASON, Hannah  , Prahran, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ROLLE, Thomas, in the care of a nurse, mother Lucy BOON, Port Melbourne.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ROLLEY, Rose, Williamstown, advised in 1901 that she is adopting the female child of her sister in law Mrs. McALEESE who has died, leaving four other children.  6 pages, List 37.

RONSLY, M., Flemington, nurse, asks in 1907 if child Elizabeth RYAN’s name could be taken off the roll as she is now over two years old.  3 pages, List 33.

RONSLEY, Maria, Flemington, nurse, has two children.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

ROOFF, C., listed as a nurse at Golden Square in October 1903; no further details given.

ROSE, James, mother Mary of Carlton. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

ROSEWARNE, Isabella of Bendigo, has adopted Beatrice STARR, born 1898. Solicitor’s letter only, 1 page, List 2.

ROSMONDIA, Ernest, son of Fanny, adopted in 1898 by William VIRGO, boilermaker, Collingwood.  3 pages, List 20.

ROSS, Dolly. Mother Etty of Ascot Vale. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

ROSS, Dorothy.  Daughter of Ethel of Ascot Vale.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

ROSS, Dorothy, returned to mother by nurse Mrs. E. HYDE of Middle Park in 1900.  Her mother was Ettie Ross of Ascot Vale.  Placed in care of Katrina CASTLE of Moonee Ponds; was over 2 years old and didn’t come under ILP Act any more.  4 pages, List 32.

ROSS, Ettie, wrote to local constable in Carlton in 1902 asking help to get her son William Edward ROSS, born 1901, into State care; she has fallen behind in payments to nurse Mrs. Mary Jane COOPER.  She is in service with Mrs. PERDRIAN, Beecroft Sydney NSW.  9 pages, List 45.

ROSS, Grace Elmot, mother Bertha F., Fitzroy, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

ROSS, Joseph H. Child of Nelly, born June 1898. Adopted. 7 pages, List 2.

ROSS, William E.  With a nurse, mother Ettie, March 1901 Monthly Return, List 8.

ROSSER, William, born 1902, son of Alice, given to unregistered nurse Mrs. Edith PALMER, who had recently arrived from Tasmania.  She is given a negative assessment and charged. 7 pages, List 46.

ROWE, Florence, mother Grace, with a nurse in Footscray, August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

ROWE, Lena, in the care of a nurse, received from Emma, Daylesford .  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

ROWLEY, Mrs. James of Richmond, asks to nurse brother [Alfred THOMAS]’s child, 4 mths old, mother in Alfred Hospital, in 1903.  4 pages, List 5.

RUMBLE, Clara Jane, removed her child Wilfred from the care of nurse in Ballarat in 1905.  2 pages, List 38.

RUMSEY, Phoebe Elizabeth, parents Phoebe and John Barrow Rumsey; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RUSSELL, Edith, Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

RUSSELL, Edith, Malvern, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RUSSELL, Mrs. Emily, Koondrook, advises she taken in Eric MOULDER, illegitimate child of Mary Jane of Swan Hill, who has recently married, and whose husband, TAYLOR, will not accept the child.  Child’s father is named and lives locally.  5 pages, List 43.

RUSSELL, Harriet.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

RUST, Jennie.  Adopts daughter of May Amelia GODDARD of Malvern, 1906.  4 pages, List 3.

RUTHLEDGE, Eva, in the care of a nurse, received from Elizabeth, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RUTTLE, Walter R., mother Sarah, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.  List 26.

RUTTLE, Walter Ryder, mother Sarah, Mackinnon; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RYAN, Mrs. A., Wild St., Preston, widow, took in destitute woman and 3 year old child who gave the name of Mrs. Mary MORAN, but was really Mary MITCHELL in 1904.  Mitchell has found work with Mrs. WHITEHEAD of Elsternwick; Ryan notified police of case.  4 pages, List 51.

RYAN,  Mrs. Caroline Winifred of Frederick St., Windsor (husband Michael, dealer and horse trainer) adopts John SHIELDS, mother Ellen.  Her parents do not know of her pregnancy.  6 pages, List 22.

RYAN, Elizabeth, mother Kate E., Castlemaine; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RYAN, Francis Joseph, in the care of a nurse, received from Josephine, Fitzroy.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

RYAN, Josephine. Mother Maggie, Brunswick. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

RYAN, Leslie, mother Kate, Fitzroy; with a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

RYAN, Mary Alice, Carlton, failed to advise that she had adopted Norman Horace HUNT in 1902.  His mother Jessie is living apart from her husband Edward.  Prosecuted.  7 pages, List 44.

RYAN, Ruth, father Stephen John, Auburn, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

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ST. CLAIR, Louisa. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

ST. JOHN, Mary Ann, Footscray; child Walter Pope FOREMAN died in her in 1903; report.  4 pages, List 50.

ST. JOHN, Mary Ann.  Nurse, Footscray, has four children.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

ST. JOHN, Mary Ann, wife of Patrick.  Living in Abbotsford in 1904 when house found to be unsuitable and children Henry WATSON, Elsie E. SHARP, Amy Doris GILLIAM and Eveline E. DENMAN removed.  Child Maggie RYAN previously removed by mother and goes missing.   St. John applies to be re-registered in 1905 and is refused.  50-60 pages, List 21.

SADLER, Ivy Smyth, born c1896, mother Marion, with nurse Mrs. Elizabeth BEALE at Diamond Creek.  Lucy H. PRICE, daughter of late Rev. William T. Price, adopts her 1898.  6 pages, List 18.

SALLY, Muriel.  Daughter of Maud.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

SALVADORE, Amelia. McGrath Place, Melbourne, Nurse. Had child in April 1899 Monthly Return.  Had child in May 1900 Monthly Return.  List 2.  Had two children, March 1901 Monthly Return, List 8.

SAMPSON, J., Carlton, advised in 1903 that he had taken in the infant son of the late Mrs. Charlotte COMINNS, a sister of his wife.  The father of the child lives in Lardner and has four other children to support.  5 pages, List 48.

SAMPSON, Margaret. Coburg, nurse, but has no child at present. May 1899 Monthly Return.

SAMPSON, Mary Ann, Carlton, nurse, had three children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

SAMSON, E., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

SANDERSON, Caroline, Fitzroy, nurse, has seven children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

SANDERSON, Mrs. Hettie Rebecca F. and William, of West Melbourne, adopted Madeline Lucy CAVENAGH, [CAVANAGH ?] parents Leslie George and Maud Ellen Cavenagh, married, in 1899.  6 pages, List 17.

SANDFORD, Rosalie.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

SANDFORD, Rose of Montague, nurse, advises she has infant Ethel May ASHWORTH in 1901.  2 pages, List 39.

SANDSTROM, Donald Jeffery, mother Catherine, adopted by John A. LITTLE, West Geelong, in 1905.  7 pages, List 52.

SANGSTER, Ellen.  Living in Casterton in 1907, is nursing her deceased niece’s child.  2 pages, List 11.

SANGSTER, E.M.C., mother A., Fitzroy, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SANTE, Margaret.  Daughter Anne gave birth to illegitimate child Daisy Hughes Sante at her home in Windsor in 1898.   Margaret charged with being unregistered.  12 pages, List 19.

SARGEANT, Florence, illegitimate child of Isabella, removed from nurse Mrs. H. LAWSON of Collingwood in 1899, and adopted by relative of the supposed father, Mrs. Elizabeth SCHADE of Castlemaine.  11 pages, List 30.

SARGENT, Charles, infant, died at home of nurse Mrs. Janet SHAW, Balaclava in 1900.  2 pages, List 37.

SATCHELL, Clarice, daughter of Amy of Albert Park, adopted by Caroline and John Wilson BOYD in 1900.  3 pages, List 20.

SAUNDERS, Joseph, mother Beatrice, Broadmeadows; with a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

SAUNDERS, Mrs. L., Burnley, advises in 1902 that she has taken the son of her sister Emma KEYS to adopt.  1 page, List 44.

SAUNDERS, T.  Ballarat, 1904.  To adopt Nellie SHERLIN.  List 15.

SAVAGE, Rebecca, gave birth to illegitimate child Elsie Lavina May at Chiltern in 1900.  Mrs. Lilly NEWMAN, wife of Charles, a miner, wishes to adopt.  4 pages, List 35.

SAWYERS, William Harold, son of Frances Maud, a widow, South Yarra, adopted by Mrs. Ellen DONEGAN, Carlton in 1903.  6  pages, List 46.

SCANLON, Edward James, mother Nora, Carlton, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

SCANLAN, Harriet W., nurse,South Yarra, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCANNELL, Walter, mother Mary, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCANTLEBURY, Mary Ann, advises in 1902 that she has taken in her daughter’s illegitimate child Ruby Bligh GARDEN, and asked if necessary to register.  3 pages, List 43.

SCARBOROUGH, Betty. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Ada QUAIL, but removed by Mrs. ADAMS. Moved to larger house.

SCARFFE, Alice E. Richmond, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

SCARFFE, Alice, Richmond, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCATTINI, Elizabeth, looking after grandson William Richard, mother Mary Jane, in 1898.   Not registered, charged; child died.  10 pages, List 21.

SCHAECHE, John William, wrote from Kyneton in 1904, he has adopted Ada Adeline Schaeche, child of his brother Constable Schaeche who’s wife has died.  4 pages, List 24.

SCHELLNACK, A.. Northcote, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCHLEME, Reuben, mother Mira, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCHLEN, Emma. East Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed. Moved house.

SCHMIDT, Honora, Collingwood, married, applied for registration in 1900.  Local police state she was previously registered, but is now 55-60 years old, illiterate and in poor circumstances and do not recommend.  8 pages, List 33.

SCHNEIDER, Isabella J., Melbourne, applied to adopt Ivy Doris STEWART in 1902; child given to her by Dr. Clara STONE, mother’s name not given.  4 pages, List 44.

SCHOLES, Elizabeth, registered nurse, South Yarra.  Had one child in January 1906 Monthly Return.

SCHOLES, Elizabeth, nurse,  South Yarra, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCHULDT, Florence. Daughter of Elizabeth of Ballarat. With a nurse in Melbourne; two entries. April 1899 Monthly Return.

SCHWAMBACH, Cornelius William, removed from care of nurse Mrs. A. JARRON in South Melbourne, and given to St. Joseph’s Home, Surrey Hills in 1896.  4 pages, List 26.

SCOTLAND, Ellen, Windsor, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCOTT, Arthur Edward, adopted by Annie and George ANDREWS, Brunswick, in 1903; mother is Bella.  5 pages, List 50.

SCOTT, Edna Lindsay, mother Mary, Brighton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCOTT, Edward L., mother Mary, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

SCOTT, Ellen Davis, mother Maude, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

SCOTT, Francis N.  Wrote from Kongwak via Korumburra in 1898.  His wife is adopting Margery HOWARD  her niece.  Child was known as May H. SMITH when with nurse Mrs. Annie THORPE.  5 pages, List 6.

SCOTT, Helen, Malvern, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SCUDDER, Rose, Charlton, applied for registration in 1903; refused.  5 pages, List 50.

SCURRAH, Mrs. Buninyong, wrote in 1902, she wishes to adopt Joseph KING, child of her niece Levina, now in W.A.   9 pages, List 39.

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SEACH, Mrs. M. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child unnamed, but taken to Waggarandall near Benalla for maintenance case.

SEAMER, Jane, Northcote, applied to have care of niece’s child (unnamed) in 1903.  6 pages, List 47.

SECOMBE, Jean, Footscray, asks for her registration to be cancelled in 1906; has adopted Jane Evelyn HANNA.  6 pages, List 52.

SECOMBE, Jean, Footscray, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SEEAR, Mary, wife of Samuel, Walhalla.  Applies for registration as a nurse, wants to take Rosina, daughter of Antonio PLOZZA, 1904.  4 pages, List 6.    CONNECTION FOUND

SEIVERS, Sarah, Brunswick, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.  (see also SIEVERS).

SELLE, John William. Dibbs, illegitimate child of Annie D.E. SELLE, was born at the home of John DIBBS, who was charged with failure to register the birth within 3 days; no further action taken. 1897

SELLWOOD, Catherine.  Applies for registration as nurse, 1905.  List 2.

SEMLER, Cyril Alwynne¸ son of Martha, with a nurse, mother interstate.  Monthly Return January 1904.

SHALLUE, W.H., in the care of a nurse, mother E.,Sale.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHARP, Mrs. M.A. Clifton Hill, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Norman McLEOD who died of consumption in September, has another male child who is ill with same complaint.

SHARP, M.A., Wodonga, advised in 1899 she had removed grandchild Cora SHARP from nurse Mrs. Fanny Ann SWEET.  4 pages, List 30

SHARPE, Elizabeth, Windsor, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHARP, Elsie Ellen, born 1904, daughter of E. Sharp, adopted in 1907 by Mrs. Caroline CURTIS of Collingwood, wife of a bricklayer.  She is the daughter of nurse LAWSON.  4 pages, List 33.

SHARPE, Elsie E., in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. E. TUCKFORD, South Melbourne. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHARPE, Mrs. N., Preston, dressmaker, applies for registration, then withdraws it; negative report from Fitzroy police, 1901.  18 pages, List 39.

SHAW, Doris Ann, mother Elizabeth, with a nurse inCarlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

SHAW, Doris Ann. Mother Elizabeth of Carlton. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

SHAW, Joseph Edward T., mother Mary, South Yarra; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Returnt, List 34.

SHAW, Mary, mother of Edward Telopha (?) Shaw, took him from nurse R. WERNERT of South Yarra in 1907.  Police trace her to check on welfare of child.  8 pages, List  11.

SHEDDEN, A.H., mother Sarah J., in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

SHEEHAN. Beatrice.  Anonymous letter in 1899 states that she took Elizabeth, baby of Elizabeth STANFORD, and passed it off as her own, after having a miscarriage.  She had been in a relationship with Frank BROYER of Richmond, a married man, and stayed at home of Mrs. Ellen BASSER, with the child, which was registered as Gladys May Sheehan.  Broyer was paying maintenance on this and a previous child.  15 pages, List 32.

SHEEHY, Ellen, 22 years, single, gave birth to Catherine Mary Sheehy at Mrs. Kate SAVAGE’s house in Albert Park in 1899.  Child not registered in time, so Savage charged.  Child delivered by Mrs. Mary Ann GRAHAM; mother came from Glen Lyon.  11 pages, List 30.

SHEEN, Ellen,North Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHELLEY, Mary, mother Elizabeth, Hawksburn, with a nurse.  May 1902 Monthly Return, List 44.

SHELLEY, Phillip Arthur, mother Kathleen, East Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHEPPARD, Elizabeth and Thomas, North Melbourne, adopted the male child of Laura HARRISON in 1904.  5 pages, List 25.

SHEPPARD, Mrs. Henrietta A. of Windsor, to adopt Linda May CUTTS, 1901.  List 2.  Letter from her in 1902, mother has taken child back.  List 12.

SHEPPARD, Ruby Elsie, infant, died at home of nurse Caroline ELLSLEY, Prahran, in 1900.  Child’s mother died in childbirth.  2 pages, List 37.

SHEPPERD, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of James, Fitzroy, applied for registration in 1903; they had four adult children.  Request denied.  7 pages, List 49.

SHERER, Jessie, Windsor, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Returnt, List 34.

SHERLOCK, N. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one male child, unnamed.

SHIELDS, Mrs., living with Samuel ROWE in 1903, her husband having gone interstate several years prior, and gave birth to child Louisa, then began to drink heavily.  The child is removed and given to nurse Annie NEAL of Richmond, but subsequently died.  10 pages, List 48.

SHILLINGLAW, Alice, of Balaclava, adopted Stella, illegitimate daughter of Annie BOWEN in 1896.  Report on case, child subsequently died.  7 pages, List 10.

SHILLINGLAW, Bessie. Windsor, nurse has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHORTALL, William Ernest Nettle, mother Mary, taken in by nurse Ellen LINDSAY of Ballarat in 1906.  2 pages, List 22.

SHORTIS, M.S.D., father Thomas, Northcote; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SHORTIS, Mary Sabina Dorthy, returned to Miss Sutherland’s care by nurse E. HALL, and died in hospital shortly after.  4 pages, List 33.

SHROWN, Myrtle Phillis, daughter of Ethel, adopted by J.W. MALCOLMSON in 1904 as their own child was stillborn.  14 pages, List 51.

SHUGG, Henry G., Sedgwick via Bendigo, teacher, advised in 1903 that he had adopted Constance May PITMAN.  3 pages, List 49.

SHUTT, Clarence E., mother Mrs. Frances, Brunswick, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

SIEVERS, S., Brunswick, 1906; Rupert PEARCE removed by mother Daisy but subsequently died.  Sievers has been registered as a nurse since 1896.  6 pages, List 22.  (see also SEIVERS.)

SILVER, Jane.  Her child Ivy adopted by Jane STEVENS, 1901.  List 2.

SIMMONDS, Eva, mother Grace FLOWER, Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, 2 entries List 34.

SIMMONDS, Jean, mother Mary Susannah, Prahran; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SIMMONS, Martha, North Melbourne, applied in 1904 to be registered, has child Elsie Kate HALL.  Infant’s father, J.G. Hall, writes on her behalf as she is Welsh and can’t write in English.  The mother is dead.  Registration refused, and child given to nurse Mrs. NEAL of Richmond, but died shortly after.  8 pages, List 25.

SIMPSON, Desmond Carl. Son of Bertha of Beechworth. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, and May 1900 Monthly Returns. June 1899 Monthly Return gives mother as Martha.  August 1900 Monthly Return gives mother as Martha, List 35.

SIMPSON, Desmond Carl, mother Martha at Beechworth, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

SIMPSON, Mary Ann. Kyneton, registered as a nurse, 1893; has child Annie FRASER.

SINCLAIR, Mrs. Mary, West Melbourne, husband a hairdresser.  Has taken in her sister’s infant child in 1900 as she is in hospital.  Does she need to register under the Act.  8 pages, List 36.

SINEL, Bertram, Yarraville, wrote in 1905 advising that he was adopting Bertram JONES, son of Elizabeth.  4 pages, List 46.

SINGER, Mrs. E. Footscray, registered as a nurse, 1893; has one male child, unnamed, who died.

SKIDMORE, Gladys.  Illegitimate child, in care of nurse Mrs. HEATH of Castlemaine, but dies while Heath is visiting her married daughter WILLIAMS in Ballarat in 1895.  8 pages, List 22.

SKEFFINGTON, Margaret.  Daughter of Mary HOWE.  With a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.  See also SKIFFINGTON.  [In births index as Margaret Shiffington Howe]

SKIFFINGTON, Margaret. Daughter of Margaret HOWE of Everton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.  See also SKEFFINGTON.

SLADE, Martha, Brunswick, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SLATER, Florence, a boarded out infant, died at nurse BARROW’s home near Riddells Creek in
1910.  Mother Frances Harriet Slater, single was from West Alberton, Gippsland and was only 15 years old.  Father of child was David TREWIN.  Report on burial and other costs etc.  10 pages, List 42.

SLATTERY, Bridget, wrote from Botanic Gardens, South Yarra, in 1900.  Husband James works there.  She has taken in the 8 week old child of her deceased friend Mrs. ALLAN.  5 pages, List 32.

SLATTERY, Mary Monica, mother Margaret, South Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

SLEE, A.  Advises that one child she had has been adopted, and she now has another, Jessie GRIGGS.  4 pages, List 4.

SLEE, Annie.  Incomplete 1902 file re adoption of Ruby GIBSON, 2 pages, List 17.

SLEE, Annie, Brunswick, nurse, had five children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SLY, Freda May, mother Mary, Northcote; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

SMAIL, Christina.  Daughter of Walter, with a nurse.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

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SMART, John and wife, Carlton, adopt 15 months old Ruby POUND, daughter of Jessie of South Yarra in 1905, 4 pages, List 21.

SMEATON, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Richmond, to adopt Hilda, illegitimate child of Lucy PEARCE of Deniliquin in 1904.  4 pages, , List 6.

SMITH, Mrs. A. South Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had male child which was given to Augusta STEADMAN of Auburn.

SMITH, Adelaide Vera, daughter of Mary, South Australia, adopted by Mary Ann and Frank McDONALD, Albert Park, in 1903.  3 pages, List 49.

SMITH, Alice.  Gave birth to Reginald SMITH in 1901, illegitimate.  Alice is daughter of Andrew John SMITH of Byaduk.  Child neglected, court case 1904.  List 13.

SMITH, Arthur, mother Esther, South Melbourne; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SMITH, Diana.  Wife of Francis; applies to adopt Mary, daughter of Jane McCARTY of Guildford.  4 pages, List 4.

SMITH, Doris, mother Maggie, Canterbury; with a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SMITH, Eliza, South Melbourne, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SMITH, Ernest, grandmother Mrs. Smith, Burnley, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

SMITH, Ernest, born 1904, in the care of a nurse, received from grandmother at Burnley; February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SMITH, Florence, 11months, adopted from the Sisters of St. Joseph by Mrs. Sarah McFARLANE of South Yarra in 1905; her husband is a railway employee.  5 pages, List 46.

SMITH, George David, born December 1894, mother Matilda Grace Smith; placed in care of Lillie FLEMING or WHEELER of South Melbourne by sister Edith Smith in 1896.  She is an unlicensed nurse and is fined.   16 pages, List 24.

SMITH, Hannah.  Gave birth to illegitimate child Robert William Smith in 1902, father Robert MORTON; she is living with MONG SING in Melbourne.  List 12.

SMITH, Hannah.  Prahran, nurse, 1904.  Has children John, William and Robert REIDY, mother Mary of Morwell; and John SWEENEY, mother Elizabeth of Yarram.  Monthly Return.  List 15.

SMITH, Hannah, Richmond, nurse had no children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SMITH, Mrs. Harriet of Footscray, has taken over care of brother in law’s child, mother has died.  He, Albert Anderson SMITH, is living  with them.  His other child John, 4 years, is with aunt Mrs. GLENDENNING, 1902.  4 pages, List 18.

SMITH, Mrs. Harriet, Moore Street South Yarra, applied for registration in 1903.  They have an adult family. Refused.  6 pages, List 49.

SMITH, Ilene Margaret; mother Sarah, Ballarat; midwife Hannah L. MOORE.  In the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SMITH, Jane. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had two children, unnamed, both of whom died.

SMITH, Janet, wife of a blacksmith at Healesville, advised in 1905 that she is temporarily caring for an infant (unnamed) whose mother has been admitted to an asylum.  4 pages, List 38.

SMITH, Leslie, with a registered nurse, mother Edith, a wet nurse.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

SMITH, Louisa, daughter of Jennie of Kew. With a nurse in Melbourne. May 1899 Monthly Return.

SMITH, Louise A.F.  Applies from Shepparton to recome registered, a taking child of Fa nny MEALS.  Registration refused because of her intemperance.  List 11.

SMITH, Maggie, Fitzroy, asks for help in 1900 in getting her property from Nurse JEFFS’s private hospital in Carlton.  She gave birth there in 1898, claiming to be married, and left suddenly, leaving her boxes behind.  Summary of case on file.  9 pages, List 36.

SMITH, Margaret, registered nurse, wife of David Ernest, Elsternwick.  Adopted Edith BAKER, child of Rose; child now very ill, 1903.  3 pages, List 5.

SMITH, Margaret H. Daughter of Ellen Smith. With a nurse in Melbourne, May 1899 Monthly Return.

SMITH, Mrs. Mary (husband in Vic. naval force), Yarraville, reports in 1903 she has illegitimate child in her care while the mother, GOLDSWORTHY,  has gone interstate to find father; she is aunt.  Mother does not return.  6 pages, List 50.

SMITH, Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of J.C., Bellman, Echuca, adopts child Donald David Patrick NEVISON, infant of George, a laborer at Kilmore, mother had died.  4 pages, List 27.

SMITH, Rhoda, charged with failure to register her house; Georgina PHILLIPS, widow, Prahran, had illegitimate child Frank Phillips in 1897; she paid 10/- per week for Smith to have the child. The child died 6.2.1898, of broncho pneumonia. Smith had applied to be registered, but was illiterate.

SMITH, S. Prahran, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Lesley James MENEAR and Dulcy Irene EARL.

SMITH, Sarah Ann,Balaclava, had charge of a child.  Monthly Return November 1898.  List 28.

SMITH, Violet Rita, daughter of Edith of Bayswater, transferred to another nurse in 1901.  5 pages, List 39.

SMITH, William Gilbert. Windsor, 1898. Charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Ellen ALLEN within required time. 6 pages, List 2.

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SMITHAM, Harold.  Adopted by David BERLYN, thru Salvation Army, 1905; child died.  List 2.

SMYTH, Harold F., mother Ethel, died while in care of a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

SNELL, Ethel, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, is on a visit from Sydney and wishes to adopt the child of Rose FINLAY.  Mother changes mind however.  6 pages, List 28.

SNELL, Rose, (husband William John) Port Melbourne, 1906, has taken child Vera HILES for adoption, mother Annie.  Child was with nurse Sarah TOOGOOD of North Melbourne; two letters from mother on file. 19 pages, List 22.

SNOW, Frederick, returned to father, as nurse Mary Ann QUICK of West Melbourne failed registration; illiterate, so couldn’t read prescription instructions. Child’s mother died after giving birth, 1898.

SNUDDEN, Jessie. Richmond, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child of Emily D’ARC. Has moved house.

SOLLY/SOLLEY, Sarah Jane.  Came from Kalgoorlie WA in 1898 to adopt a child and pass it off as her own; lived with William WANSTALL.  Mrs. MORTON of Bombra near Dean’s Marsh gave birth in Carlton 16 Dec. 1898 and handed her the child.  7 pages, List 17.

SOLNICK, Lillian, in the care of a nurse, received from Leah Solnick, Brunswick.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SOLOMON, Rachael. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

SOLOMON, William, Seymour, left his infant with nurse R. TOWNSEND at Coburg in 1905, but she became ill and child removed to his sister Mrs. ROBINSON at Seymour.  His wife had cleared out, leaving him with five children.  6 pages, List 49.

SOPER, Emily, gave birth to child Annie Elizabeth in 1899 and gave to Mrs. BAKER in Carlton to nurse, then went to Deniliquin and has not paid maintenance.  Police find she married Albert LAWSON and returned to collect child, but did not pay amount due.  14 pages, List 37.

SOWTER, Amelia, Collingwood, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SPARGO, Mary J., nurse, Brunswick, has taken child Agnes Adelaide FARNHAM, 1898.

SPARGO, Sarah, Brighton, applied to register in 1906.  Separated from husband, 2 sons living with her, is 50-60 years old; takes in child Linda HUSSEY, mother Amy.  Mother removes child, who dies in hospital.  In the meantime Spargo has moved, but still has roll book with her, so has to be traced.  17 pages, List 22.

SPARKS, Lavinia Laura, infant, mother had died, so taken in by grandmother Mrs. ROONEY of South Melbourne in 1906.  4 pages, List 45.

SPEED, E., Richmond South, nurse, has charge of a child.  August 1906 Monthly Return, List 53.

SPEED, E, Richmond, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SPEED, Harriet, Colac, adopted Gladys Isabel COREDON in 1901; references on file.  9 pages, List 39.

SPENCE, Emily, Brighton, nurse, has child Ernest Dwyer VANDENBERG who is going to be adopted, 1905.  2 pages, List 6.

SPENCER, Ernest Theodore, father Robert, Brunswick, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SPIER, Juliana, Newport, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SPRIGGS, Kathleen, mother Annie, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

SPRING, Elizabeth.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

SPRINGFIELD, Mrs. Ella Annie, Burnley, applied to adopt Dorothy May BOARDMAN, daughter of Alice Gertrude in 1903.  Signed agreement on file.  5 pages, List 49.

SQUIRE, Elizabeth, Ararat, for renewal of registration, 1904.  2 pages, , List 6.

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STANLEY, Amelia, Back Creek, Bendigo, registered nurse, looks after Henry JONES but child died in 1896, ‘was always delicate’.  She then decides not to take any more children and returns Roll book.  5 pages, List 25

STANLEY, Mrs. Amelia, Back Creek, Bendigo; claim she is unsatisfactory as a nurse in 1896 by Lady Visitor Mrs. J. HARCOURT, but local police support her.  She resigns.  13 pages, List 24.

STANLEY, Amelia, Bendigo, advises in 1902 she has taken in May MINTER, child of Ethel May.  3 pages, List 44.

STANSFIELD, Catherine, Castlemaine, in 1905 reports handing over child John Reed NEDWELL to another nurse as she’s moving.  7 pages, List 45.

STANTON, Harold Darwin, mother Gertrude, Mirboo; in the care of a nurse.  Child adopted.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.  CONNECTION FOUND.

STAPLETON, John Charles, mother Mary, Richmond; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

STEADMAN/STEDMAN, Constance. Daughter of Esther of Clunes, removed from nurse Margaret INGRAM at Carlton, is to be adopted by Mary MELVILLE of Carlton, 1899. Police suspicious.

STEBBINGS, Miss.  Wrote from Brunswick in 1901, asking if she could be registered, as she intended to rent a house and care for infants.  Report states she was born in Tasmania, arrived in Melbourne in 1900 and had given birth to an illegitimate child; her circumstances detailed and registration refused.

STEEL, W., mother J., South Yarra; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

STEEL, William, mother Jane, South Yarra, with a nurse in Fitzroy. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

STEEL, William child of Jane of South Yarra, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

STEELE, Leslie Roy, mother Edith, with a nurse in Footscray in August 1900, Monthly Return, List 35.

STEINMEYER, Wilhelm, mother Mrs. Charlotte, Carlton; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

STENFADT, M. East Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

STEPHENS, Alma, mother Sarah, Abbotsford, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

STEPHENS, Beatrice, child of Ada, taken in by nurse Mrs. E. FORD of Ballarat Sth, in 1906.  2 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, Thomas John, mother Amelia, Brighton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

STEPHENS, Margaret, Numurkah, wants to adopt Clarence Robert HARRISON, born 1898, parents Robert McCULLUM, laborer, and Ada Jane Harrison, spinster, both of Waubra; are to pay fee. Stephens already has 5 children; Dept. doesn’t like the arrangement.

STEPHENSON, Henry Gordon, son of Mrs. Maggie, adopted by Eliza E. DALTON, Brunswick, in 1902; has had her since birth.  Father is of ‘weak intellect’ and parents like apart.  6 pages, List 43.

STEVENS, Clara M., Bowenvale, widow, adopted Violet Clancy GOLLOHER, mother Eliza in 1900.  Lady Visitor Isabella WARTON reports on case.  13 pages, List 36.

STEPHENS, Victoria May, came from Sydney in 1906 and gave birth in the Children’s Hospital, then disappeared, leaving them with the child.  Donald MORPHETT of Toombullup offered to adopt.  This is an incomplete file.  2 pages, List 52.

STEVENSON, Henry, St. Arnaud, wishes to adopt Thomas LANG, child of Ellen.  3 pages, List 38.

STEVENSON, Mrs. J. Williamstown, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child.

STEWART, Mrs. Alice, Boolara, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Mary Ralphael LAWLESS, daughter of Josephine and John MALONEY. Very detailed report on Stewart household.

STEWART, Cyril, mother Ada, Toorak, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

STEWART, Cyril, mother Ada, Toorak; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

STEWART, Eliza. Nurse, Moonee Ponds. May 1899 Monthly Return.

STEWART, Eric. Boarded out with nurse Mrs. Bryan in Hawthorn in 1899. One page form report by Miss S. Sanderson and Mrs. Dyson of Boarding Out Committee

STEWART, Myra, mother Agnes, Prahran; died while in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

STEWART, Myrtle Daphne, born May 1906.  Adopted by Lucy de Gusman GURNER of Toorak in 1907.  Child’s father Charles has deserted mother Alice, they were from South Aust.  6 pages, List 11.

STEWART, Nellie Jean. Boarded out with nurse Mrs. Lacy in Hawthorn in 1899. One page form report by Mrs. Buttle and Dawborn of Boarding Out Committee. May 1899 Monthly Return shows mother Mrs. J. Stewart.

STINTON, E., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

STOCK, Mary, wife of Charles, Port Melbourne, adopted Carmen Irene ENGLISH, mother Beatrice, in 1903.  Reference on file.  6 pages, List 49.

STOCKTON, Mrs. Georgina. Moonee Ponds, registered as a nurse, 1893; had William Ellis SKIDMORE, sonr of Mary Jane.

STORAN, Mary. West Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Mary Ellen O’GRADY, who died.

STORR, Mrs. Elizabeth of Queen Street Melbourne, found that her servant Alice McLENNAN alias Mary OSBORNE, had given birth to an illegitimate child which had died and been dumped by her. Mother charged with manslaughter, but discussion whether Storr should be charged as child was born in her house and birth not registered, 1899.

STOW, – Mrs. Toorak, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Marie Rose GRIBBEN.

STOW, Marjory Jean, daughter of Emily Louisa, adopted by Harriet Jane TALBOT, daughter of Catherine, Bendigo, in 1906; negative report.  4 pages, List 53.

STRACHAN, Margaret, Port Melbourne, had one child in her care. Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

STRACHAN, S. Brighton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had a male child, unnamed.

STRAKER, Johannah, Brunswick, nurse, resignation received.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

STRATFORD, Mrs. Ellen, Richmond.  Seeks exemption from registering, 1894; has her brother’s child Irene Gladys HOLLINGSWORTH, mother dead.  13 pages, List 21.

STREET, E., Montague, nurse, advises in 1901 that Selina Jane McVEAR gave birth to Olive Myrtle McVear in her house, and is staying with her.  3 pages, List 37.

STREET, Elizabeth.  South Melbourne.  Registered nurse, has child.  Feb 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

STROWN, Kate of Coburg.  Applies for registration in 1906; refused.  4 pages, List 3.

STUART, Eliza, Essendon, nurse, has five children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

STUART, Mrs. Elizabeth. Nurse, Moonee Ponds; adopts Percy Arthur JENKINS, 1900. [Note this is also recorded in the fiche for 1901 under the name of STEWART, with a different file number.]

STUART, Gladys, mother Laura, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return September 1900.  List 36.

STUBBINGS, James John, Taradale, adopted Clarence James William HALL in 1904.  The child’s father Edgar had deserted the mother.  3 pages, List 42.

STUMP, Emma M., mother Florence, with a nurse in Footscray.   August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

SULLIVAN, Dennis, Kingston, in 1898 adopts Agnes Amelia VAGUE, mother Lily, of Spring Hill near Creswick.  5 pages, List 20.

SULLIVAN, Mary, mother Annie, Port Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SULLIVAN, Mary Agnes.  Grandmother Mary THOMSON of Ascot Vale wants to care for her, is 14 months, mother is dead.  4 pages, List 20.

SULLY, Miss Emma. Glenferrie, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Herbert CONWAY.

SUMMERS, Mrs Martha.  Applies to adopt Alice TAFFE, mother Maggie, in 1901.  List 2.  Had one male child in June 1899 Monthly Return.

SUMNER, E.L., Stawell, nurse, advised in 1904 that she has taken in Dorothy HOOPER at request of grandmother.  4  pages, List 47.

SUMNER, E.L.  Stawell, 1904, has taken in Bernard J. & Norman F. THOMPSON, their mother is in hospital.  List 15.

SUMPTER,Elizabeth, Carlton, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

SUTHERLAND, Gladys, mother Mary, single, (Ratandra ?? Vic) with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

SUTHERLAND, Harriet, wife of James, Benalla, advises she is taking in her dead sister’s child as her own.  Her sister was Mrs. Eliza Ann SCHULZ and the child was Thelma Muriel.  4 pages, List 45.

SUTTON, Kathleen M., mother Jane, single, (Mt. Gambier, SA), with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

SWEET, Fanny A., Wodonga, applied for registration as a nurse in 1899.  She has Cora SHARP, mother Emily, late of Melbourne, now of Albury. 10 pages, List 29.

SWEETMAN, E. South Yarra, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Edith Kinder McCORUCHY.

SWYER, Annie, Windsor, nurse, one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

SYME, Margaret.  Nurse, Faraday, renewal of registration.  1 page, List 5.

SYMES, William, born Queenscliff 1894, illegitimate child of Jane, is found to have been not vaccinated.  Mother states child taken by Mrs. ATKIN of North Melbourne for adoption, and they have gone to W.A.  Not found.  36 pages, List 23.

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TAIT, Katherine, illegitimate child Irene died at home of unregistered nurse Mrs. SADLER of Werribee in 1898; report on.  6 pages, List 21.

TAIT, Mrs. Martha. Warrak, registered as a nurse, 1893; had the illegitimate child of Margaret WATTS of Ararat.

TALBOT, Harriet Jane, Drummartin via Raywood, adopted Marjory Jean STOW 6 months prior, but in early 1907 the parents wanted the child back; they had married and were living in Wagga Wagga NSW.  8 pages, List 33.

TALENT, Mrs.  South Melbourne, to adopt Andrew McKAY in 1905.  List 16.

TAPPER, Alice Winifred, Horsham, runs a private hospital there, and has care of Norman ROBERTS, illegitimate child of Ethel, who dies  in 1906.  His mother lives at Charlton.  6 pages, List 45.

TARLETON, Mary, unnamed illegitimate son adopted by Hellen RUSSELL, Footscray in 1904; mother has six other children.  3 pages, List 45.

TASKER, Agnes, widow, Malvern, charged with failure to register birth of George Allan TILLEY, illegitimate son of Luie within prescribed time in 1904.  She was separated from her husband, and her mother Minnie NICHOLSON assisted with the birth.  9 pages, List

TATE, Helen.  Adopted by Mrs. De DARNEY/NARNEY [D’ARNEY?] of Newport in 1907; mother Mary was from Adelaide.  List 11.

TATNELL, James Frederick, mother Ada, Hawthorn; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

TAYLOR, Annie, Carlton, had one child in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

TAYLOR, Annie, Carlton, nurse, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

TAYLOR, Elizabeth Eva. Given up by nurse Mrs. ALLANSON of Collingwood to Mrs. GILCHRIST of Port Melbourne, her mother’s sister in law, in 1899. 5 pages, List 2.

TAYLOR, Mrs. George, died 1899, leaving 3 children, husband a seaman.  Her mother Mrs. BARNETT of Sth Melbourne took in children until his return, asks exemption.  6 pages, List 20.

TAYLOR, Harold, mother Amelia, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

TAYLOR, Henry, in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. Taylor, Clifton Hill.  February 2907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TAYLOR, Henry J., mother Mrs. Taylor, Clifton Hill, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

TAYLOR, Leslie V. Child, given by Mrs. BARROW. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return.

TAYLOR, Mrs. Lily of Black Hills. Applies to adopt Rosy May CROSS, daughter of Mary, and nearly two years old in 1899. She also has Mary PENHALL and her mother living with her. A child of the surname of AMOS previously died in her care. 7 pages.

TAYLOR, Ruth, in the care of a nurse, received from Lena, Spring St., Melbourne. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TAYLOR, Sarah. Charged with not registered the birth of her illegitimate child Josephine Eva at Malvern within the required time. Father named. 10 pages.

TAYLOR, William. Son of Bridget of Essendon. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

TELFEND, Mrs. Elizabeth. Ararat, registered as a nurse, 1893; had the child of Jane KELLY.

TELFORD, Eliza, Back Creek, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

TELFORD, Eliza, nurse, Bendigo, advised she had Elizabeth QUINN, mother Agnes, in her care in 1903.  2  pages, List 47.

TENHAM, Rose. Unregistered nurse, has child Vera May Jones, born 1897, mother Ettie, in her care, 1899. 10 pages, List 2.

TEPPER [TEPPA], Joseph, mother Minnie in Italy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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THACKER, Mary Gordon, mother Mary Ann, Prahran; in the care of a nurse, taken interstate to parents. February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOM, Maud, Footscray, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

THOMAS, Alice, child of Sarah Alice, with a nurse.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

THOMAS, George.  Son of Winifred, of Stawell.  With a nurse.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

THOMAS, Ida May.  Child, file re her sudden death at Meredith in 1903.  2 pages, List 4.

THOMAS, Joseph; in the care of a nurse; received from Mrs. CRISP, Livingston Homes.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMAS, Kitty, in the care of a nurse, received from Dr. Clara STONE.  May 1902 Monthly Return, List 44.

THOMAS, Kitty, boarding with Mrs. Lucia HALL in 1903, adopted by Margaret ROUTLEY of Geelong; two years old and under the guardianship of Dr Clara STONE.  5 pages, List 50.  Another file on same case.  4 pages, List 50.

THOMAS, Lizzie.  Illegitimate child, 1900, 6 pages, List 2.

THOMAS, Margaret Ann, of Footscray.  Charged with failure to register birth of her daughter Mary Jane DERVAN’s illegitimate child within 3 days in 1904.  Elizabeth Ann STEELE was present at birth.  6 pages, List 9

THOMAS, Mary.  Has taken Wilfred N. RUMBLE to nurse, 1904, mother Clara J. Rumble.  List 16.

THOMAS, Mary Ann nee WATSON, charged at South Melbourne with failure to register the birth of her illegitimate child Stanley Lewis WATSON within the required time.  She subsequently married the father.  10 pages, List 26.

THOMAS, Osborne, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMAS, Victoria M., mother Ettie, Richmond; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMAS, Victoria Maud, (mother Ettie)  to be adopted in 1907 by Louisa SUNDERLAND of Windsor; husband William a baker.   5 pages, List 33.

THOMPSON, Catherine, mother Catherine, Violet Town, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

THOMPSON, Catherine, mother Catherine, Violet Town; in the care of  a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMPSON, Mrs. Charlotte, wife of William Joseph, painter, North Fitzroy, applied in 1901 to adopt Francis Henry O’DONNELL, child of Mary.  Previously Mrs. Margaret BROWN of Collingwood had applied, but withdrew.  12 pages, List 39.

THOMPSON, Mrs. E. St. Kilda, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

THOMPSON, Ellen. Moonee Ponds, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

THOMPSON, Frank, Collingwood, advised he had adopted Thomas Abeckett  MELBOURNE, illegitimate son of Elizabeth Ann of North Brighton.  Police report a previously adopted child had died.  4 pages, List 26.

THOMPSON, Herbert R., in the care of a nurse, received from nurse Meiklejohn, Essendon.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMPSON, Hubert Reginald, mother Olive, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMPSON, Mary Jane, Flemington, reported for failing to register birth of illegitimate son Charles Stephen within required time in 1900.  Can’t be found.  3 pages, List 37.

THOMPSON, Percy D., mother Maud, Narrandera NSW; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THOMPSON, Susannah, midwife, Northcote, charged with failure to register birth within required time. Margaret Ann GOULD came from Nagambie in 1904 and gave birth to Mary Ilene Gould, telling Thompson she was married; Christopher CHARLESTON was the father, Mary Ann JOWETT also mentioned.  7 pages, List 48.

THOMPSON, Thomas Seymour.  In 1906 being looked after by aunt Kate RENFREY/RENFREE, along with 4 siblings; parents Charles & Sarah have gone to W.A.  Thomas left briefly with nurse Hannah HING of Ascot Vale while aunt ill.  7 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON, William Sydney, adopted in Western Australia in 1900 by William and Eliza Ellen THOMPSON, and bought to Victoria with them.  They have little money and Eliza leaves him at Bendigo with the child, and goes to Dunolly.  Details of their private life given; child given to registered nurse Mrs. BEALE of Bendigo.  File contains letter from Eliza and a statement from William.  14 pages, List 37.

THOMS, Lizzie Mable. Gave birth to illegitimate child Kitty at her mother’s house in Windsor in 1900. 6 pages, List 2.

THOMSON, Harriet, Grey St., St. Kilda, for registration as a nurse, was previously registered when in Brunswick, 4 pages, , List 6.

THOMSON, Mrs. Jane, nurse, in 1902 notified police of her move from Windsor to Armadale and sought re-registration, but response is delayed, so she queries it.  She has Sadie Winifred HARN [HARWARD] born 1899.  9 pages, List 44.

THOMSON, Mrs. Margaret, Williamstown, is to adopt cousin’s child Edith DILLON in 1901.  5 pages, List 38.

THORNHILL, Matilda, Beechworth, applied to be registered as a nurse in 1899, previously registered at Ascot Vale.  References from A.W. Foster, John Cunningham and Richard Warren, all locals, on file.  She had taken in the child of Alice PRITCHARD.  10 pages, List 32.

THORNTON, L.M., mother M., Killarney; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

THORNTON, Marie Theresa of Carlton. Took child Catherine KENNEDY (mother Mary Ann and father Stephen a farmer of Tatura) while unregistered as a nurse. Neglected it, child removed to Nurse Annie Duke, and adopted by mother’s cousin Hannah CASEY of Lancefield, but died. Ellen Mary FULLER, midwife, involved. Large file re prosecution of Thornton. List 2.

THORNTON, Sarah Marie, Long Gully near Corindhap, to adopt Ivy Frances LAWLESS, born Dereel, in 1905.  4 pages, List 45.

TIDYMAN, Alan Norman.  Illegitimate son of Elsie, adopted by Nurse CLAYTON of Whittlesea, in 1907.  4 pages, List 11.

TIERNAN, Mary, Carlton, nurse, had two children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

TIERNAN, Mary.  Carlton, adopted James DORAN, mother Mary, in 1904.  4 pages, List 6.

TIERNAN, Mary, Carlton.  Reported to police in 1904 that Andrew ANDERSON, 4 years, and his brother Austin, 2 years, sons of Charlotte, a barmaid, had been taken from her care by William CLARKE who claimed to be a friend of Charlotte.  16 pages, List 9.

TINGWELL, Margaret,Carlton, registered nurse, had 1 child in her care.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

TINGWELL, Margaret of Carlton. Nurse, had child. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

TIPPETT, Harold, mother Louisa, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TOBIN, Gertrude, Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TODD, W.A., mother Nellie, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TOEY, Mrs. Jessie. Kangaroo Flat, registered as a nurse, 1893; did not have a child when inspected. Further family details given.

TOLMIE, John.  Born 1905, son of Annie and Thomas CHATTO; adopted by Mary SLADE in 1907.  Agreement on file.  List 13.

TOLMIE, John,  mother Annie, Burnley; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TOMLINSON, Norman Elden, adopted by Henry ANDERSON of Carlton, a baker, in 1901.  5 pages, List 37.

TOOGOOD, Sarah. North Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had Eva SCULLY, 18 months old, and Agnes RYAN, four years old.

TOOGOOD, Sarah, North Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TOOMEY, John, mother Ellen, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

TOWN, Ann. Cardigan Street Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.

TOWN, Ann,Carlton, nurse; has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

TOWNSEND, Sydney R.  Adopted by W. KIRWAN of Fitzroy, 1900.  3 pages, List 3.

TRAVIS, Julia, nurse, Brunswick, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TREACY, T.P., of Collingwood, to adopt Margaret Nancy DOBINSON, child of Elsie, in 1905.  7 pages, List 7.

TREBY, Sarah A., registered nurse, St. Kilda, had no infants in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

TREBY, Sarah Avenilla, St.Kilda, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

TREBY, Sarah Averilla.  Infant Ethel DONNELLY, mother Harriet, dies under her care.  5 pages, List 4.

TRELOAR, Elizabeth Ann, born 1900, mother Elizabeth Ann, adopted by Mary and William SMITH, Abbotsford in 1902; had been in care of nurse COPLAND.  References on file.  They returned to New Zealand.  11 pages, List 47.

TRENEAR, William John, Hotham Hill, advised in 1903 that he has given his infant daughter Myrtle to Mrs. Sarah WALLACE, to nurse as his wife Lillian is very ill.  3 page, List 49.

TRUSWELL, Mrs. E., nurse, St. Kilda, advised in 1903 that she had Stanley MELBOURNE, son of Ada.  Brief report states she has 3 children in her care.  2 pages, List 50.

TRUSWELL, Ellen.  Nurse, Brighton, John VANDERBURG dies at her house in 1902.  She informs local Sergt who neglects to tell department.  List 15.

TUCKER, Constable Albert and wife adopt his sister’s child and call it Gilbert Tucker; was born in Cowra NSW in July 1894.  No payment being received, so no need to register under Act.  List 28.

TUCKER, Charlotte.  Charged with failure to register the birth of her illegitimate child Lena Pearl Tucker at Fitzroy in 1898, within the required time.  7 pages, List 6.

TUCKER, Ernest, born Carlton 1902, adopted by Mrs. Margaret Wilson MACKAY, Richmond; her family are grown up.  3 pages, List 48.

TUCKETT, Robert William, illegitimate child of Henrietta, supposed father George BUTTERWORTH of Meeniyan, Dumbalk.  Leongatha police report on background, court case pending as Butterworth’s father  claims child.  4 pages, List 20.

TUDDENHAM, Henry L., mother Alice, Wangaratta; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TUDOR (?), Alice,Richmond, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TURNBULL, Hector Russell, son of Elizabeth Mary (who lives with her sister Mrs. HOOPER near Wycheproof), died at the home of nurse Jessie B. CHAPMAN, Footscray in 1903, the fifth child to die in her care.  2 pages, List 50.

TURNER, Dorothy, Mother Nellie,South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TURNER, Freda, mother Ethel, Carlton.  With a nurse, June/August 1900 Monthly Returnts, List 33 and 35.

TURNER, Lucy, died in Bendigo Hospital in 1901, had come from Adelaide.  Emily BUZZA, wife of Thomas, wished to adopt Turner’s 14 month old child Nellie, but was ill, so in the meantime Catherine BAKKER was looking after her.  6 pages, List 38.

TURTON, J.T., Hawthorn, advised in 1900 that he/she had adopted Irene LE GUIER, daughter of Mary and late husband Michael.  Child removed from nurse Mrs. Emily TURNER of Beaumaris, who wishes to retire.  7 pages, List 35.

TWEEDIE, Isabella.  Nurse, Alphington, had two children in January 1902 Monthly Return.  List 4.

TWEEDIE, Isabella.  Nurse, Alphington, has one child.  Monthly Return October 1903.  List 19.

TWEEDIE, Isabella, nurse, Alphington, had one child in January 1904; Monthly Return, List 25.

TWEEDIE, Isabella.  Nurse, Alphington, has one child.  February 1904 Monthly Return, 1 page, List 10.

TWEEDIE, Isabella, Alphington, has one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

TYACK, Leslie.  Son of Rose, adopted by David JONES of Port Melbourne, 1901.  List 2.

TYCHSEN, Harold Valdimar, handed back to mother by nurse of same name, sister in law, 1905.  List 12.

TYCHSEN, Veronica, married woman, Footscray, applies for registration in 1905, wants to take Harold Valdimar Tychsen into her care; father in prison.            6 pages, List 45.

TYE, Edwin J., butcher, Windsor, adopted Margery KELSON, child of Ethel of Newmarket in 1905.  Her husband had deserted her before the child was born.  5 pages, List 46.

TYERS, Margaret, Prahran, nurse had two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

TYRER, Mrs. Janet, North Melbourne, adopts illegitimate child of Isabella ROADKNIGHT of Bairnsdale in 1899; will be known as James Robert Tyrer.  4 pages, List 31.

TYRER, Mrs. J., wrote from North Melbourne in 1899, advising that she has 2½ year old Florence SCALES.  5 pages, List 30.

TYRER, Mrs. Janet, North Melbourne, to adopt Ivy, daughter of Lily COX of Mount Gambier.  3 pages, List 32.

TYRER, Mrs. Janet, North Melbourne, wants to adopt William MAGREE, 1900; already has 2 children in her care, Florry SCALES, 4 yrs and Ivy COX, adopted already by her. Police find mother is to pay £20; adoption refused. Child then put with Nurse Mrs. POWER, Fitzroy, who had adopted child 6 mths before – but mother took her away.

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ULMAN, Solomon, father Solomon of Rathdown Street. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

UNDERWOOD, Mrs. C., King Lake, applied to adopt James Regenat EDDISON, born 1902, mother Ellen WALSH of Richmond.  3 pages, List 49.  [Name not in birth indexes]

UPHILL, Victor. Born 1898, given to nurse by Mrs. DUNN, on behalf of child’s father of West Melbourne. May/August 1900 Monthly Returns, List 2 and 35.

VANDENBERG, May, died in nurse’s care,Coburg.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

VANDENBERG, S.  Writes re her child Ernest Dwyer Vandenberg in 1904; she wants to leave him with her brother and sister in law, the father having absconded.  List 16.

VASSIE, James, Footscray, labourer, married, adopted Doris Vassie, child of his sister Lucy in 1903.  5 pages, List 49.

VEALE, Elizabeth Sarah, Auburn, applied in 1906 to adopt John EDWARDS, son of Alice of Kyneton.  4 pages, List 52.

VEALE, Minnie, Ballarat, registered as a nurse in 1906 so she could take child Marjorie PATTERSON, but mother Janet Winifred has not paid, so returns her.  2 pages, List 52.

VENNING, Rebecca, applies for registration as a nurse in 1896.  Has child Robert James JAMIESON; not recommended, Edith COLLINS died in her care.  13 pages, List 24.

VERCOE, Mrs. A.  Carlton, 1902.  Has child William Edward ROSS, mother Ettie is in NSW.  Child previously with gradmother Mrs. COOPER.  3 pages, List 18.

VERNON, Mrs. A.  Korong Vale, 1904.  Wants to take daughter’s illegitimate child, sent to Mrs. PICKERING at Bendigo, but daughter can’t afford to pay, Mrs. Vernon has 18 children of her own.  List 16.

VICKERS, Julia Martha, Bairnsdale, applied for registration in 1904; had infant Allan Crossley, child of Elsie Medora PHILLIPS, and planned to adopt, but later changed her mind.  7 pages, List 46.

VINCE, Rose.  Gave birth to Rose in Fitzroy in 1904; child’s birth not registered within 3 days, so Clara PORTER, occupier of house, charged.  Rose lived with Thomas CHURCHILL.  Case dropped as she told Porter she was married.  8 pages, List 25.

VINCENT, Dorothy.  Daughter of Mary, left with nurse Kate SUTTON, 1899, but given back to mother.  6 pages, List 3.

VINCENT, Mrs. Elizabeth Mary.  Of Fitzroy, applied in 1901 for an exemption to register, she had taken dead sister’s child.  List 12.

VINEHARD (?), Mary A., mother Sarah, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

VIVIAN, William J., mother Lilly, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

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WADE, Clara Arabella, 26 years, gave birth to illegitimate child John Patrick at grandmother Amelia Louise’s home in Newtown Geelong in 1896.  Amelia thought she had to register as a nurse, but this wasn’t  necessary.  Child died 2 weeks later, but no inquest necessary.  7 pages, List 25.

WADESON, Ilena.  Transferred from one nurse to another.  February 1900 Monthly Return.  List 3.

WAKEHAM, Rosa, widow, St. Albans, seeks permission to take a child from Orphan Asylum; had Ethel (no surname given) who was returned for possible adoption, now has Clarence and Keith (no surnames given). 13 pages, List 38.

WAGNER, A., Benalla, advised in 1907 that child John Albert Wagner was being taken from nurse Mrs. Martha BROWN and given to grandmother.  2 pages, List 52.

WALKENDEN, Louisa, Queen St., Melbourne, wants to adopt child Lorna Doris MARTIN, mother of child is a widow.  Subsequently changes mind.  5 pages, List 22.

WALKER, Alice, mother Mrs. A., Warragul; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

WALKER, Annie, Coburg, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

WALKER, Elizabeth, married, wrote from Stawell North in 1900, seeking to register as a nurse, has unnamed child.  5 pages, List 36.

WALKER, Elizabeth, Collingwood, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WALKER, Emma of Collingwood.  Adopted Florence, child of Adelaide BURSTON of Clifton Hill, in 1905.  6 pages, List 6.

WALKER, Gwendoline, child of Charles and May of Adelaide, bought to Melbourne and given to nurse Lydia HIGGINBOTHAM (wife of Frederick H. of Port Melbourne)  to care for.  In 1905 she applies to adopt her and the parents agree; they wished to have birth of child kept secret.  6 pages, List 38.

WALKER, John. St. Arnaud, registered as a nurse, 1893; Had Harriet Dilke GORRIE, whose mother had died shortly after birth.

WALKER, Louisa A., South Yarra, has one child.  Monthly Return August 1899.  List 30.

WALKER, Louisa A. South Yarra, nurse. Has child. May 1900 Monthly Return.  List 2.  Has child, March 1901 Monthly Return.  List 8.

WALKER, Thomasina, nurse, had one child, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

WALL, Thomas, mother Norah, single, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

WALLACE, Ann, of Osborne St., Williamstown, wrote in 1904.  She was looking after her husband’s cousin’s child, whose mother had died leaving four young children, the youngest 3 months.  Asks if required to register.  8 pages, List 6.

WALLACE, Mrs. Elizabeth, Clifton Hill, wishes to adopt Reta EDWARDS in 1903, her son is the father.  4 pages, List 5.

WALLACE, Florence May, infant, died at home of nurse Rosalie SMITH, Fitzroy, in 1900.  3 pages, List 37.

WALLACE, James Lewes, mother Lillian, Colac; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WALLACE, Margaret, charged with failure to notify adoption of child Douglas HUGHES, who subsequently died. 1899.

WALLS, Lilian May, daughter of Charlotte, adopted by Annie JEFFERY of South Yarra in 1901; is 3 years old.  5 pages, List 39.

WALMSLEY, Hilda, child of Charlotte, adopted by Mary A. BEATTIE of Carlton in 1901.  7 pages, List 39.

WALSH, H.A. , Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WALSH, Joseph and Matilda, Collingwood, to adopt William CLOSE in 1902.  5 pages, List 43.

WALSH, Matilda. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

WALTERS, Ellen Margaret, mother Margaret Daisy,Brunswick; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WALTERS, Elsie, mother Eve, Laverton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

WAPLES, Victor Alfred.  Adopted by Mrs. Minnie BUTLER of Abbotsford in 1904.  Born Adelaide 1901, so police powerless to prevent, even tho Minnie is known to them.  List 13.

WARD, Mrs. Mary, Ballarat, formerly Cheltenham, advises she has Frank Tasman WOOD, c3 years, and asks registration to be cancelled.  Parents of child are Mr. & Mrs. G. Fowler.  6 pages, List 50.

WARE, Frances E.  Charged with failure to register illegitimate birth, 1904.  List 16.

WARR, Charles Leslie. Son of Ethel of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.  With a nurse in Melbourne.  June 1899 Monthly Return.

WARREN, Ada, Ararat, gave birth to Rupert Lonsdale WARREN in 1905, at home of her brother in law Thomas LONSDALE, Northcote.  Child not registered in time.  7 pages, List 46.

WARREN, Catherine, Benalla, applies for registration, nursing midwifery and other cases for 6 years.  Reference from local Dr. BARRINGTON and Rev. W. PARKES on file.  Police report she is a respectable woman, but husband has recently been discharged from prison.  List 16.

WARREN, Minnie, St Arnaud, charged in 1905 with failure to register illegitimate birth within required time; her daughter May is the mother, 6 pages, List 7.

WARSLEY, Alfred Joseph, mother Annie, with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

WASHINGTON, William H., mother Edith Annie, Fitzroy; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WATERS, Elsie, mother Eva, with a nurse in 1904.  Monthly return, List 25.

WATERS, Marion, daughter of Charlotte of Mansfield, with a nurse in Footscray in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.  And in  August 1900 Monthly Return, List 35.

WATSON, Dorothy, mother Margaret, East Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WATSON, Henry, mother Mrs. Edith, Yerran, Sth Gippsland; with a nurse at South Yarra in January 1906.  Monthly Return.  List 23.

WATSON, Marion of Kew.  Applied for registration as a nurse, enclosing references from R. PRINGLE of Glenferrie and T.E. TURNER of Auburn.  Registration refused, 7 pages, List 2.

WATSON, Mary V.  Adopted by S.J. WICKMAN of Auburn in 1904, mother Edith was deserted by her husband.  List 15.

WATSON, Nellie, Burnley, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WATSON, Sybil. Daughter of Beatrice. With a nurse in Melbourne. May 1899 Monthly Return.

WATSON, Vera, mother Florence, West Melbourne, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

WATTS,Elizabeth, Prahran, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WATTS,Elizabeth, Windsor, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WATTERS, Kathleen, mother Daisy, Brunswick, in the care of a nurse.  2 entries, February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34

WAYNE, Mary Cecilia Veronica, illegimate child of Caroline, born Beechworth 1895, adopted by registered nurse Elizabeth TAAFE.  3 pages, List

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WEARING, Albert Joseph, son of Joseph, Clifton Hill, adopted by Mrs. Louisa BENSCH in 1902.  His mother has died.  3 pages, List 44.

WEAVER, Henry. Charged at Richmond with failure to register the illegitimate birth of William James Weaver CROYSDALE within required time. Mother Emma is a widow aged 40 years. 13 pages.

WEBB, William, mother Emily of North Melbourne. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

WEBBER, William Henry, mother Alice Maud, Launceston Tas., in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WEBER, Elizabeth, midwife, Carlton.  Delivered George McKEEBERY, illegitimate child of Elizabeth in 1900, but failed to register it within required time, so fined.  9 pages, List 32.

WEBSTER, Mrs. Minnie, wife of watchmaker, Richmond, adopts Clarence SMITH, son of Alice; Alice is her cousin, and the family lives at Kiata near Nhill.  4 pages, List 29.

WEBSTER, Mrs. Minnie, Richmond, reported death of adopted illegitimate child Claude Webster in 1900.  (Smith surname for child crossed out).  2 pages, List 37.

WEDGWOOD, Elizabeth A., Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

WEDGWOOD, Margaret, Fitzroy, had a child; December 1902 Monthly Return.  List 7.

WEDGWOOD, Margaret, nurse, Fitzroy, had one child in her care; March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

WEDGWOOD, Margaret, Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WEEDON, J.C. Boarded out with nurse Emily DUNCAN at Hawthorn. One page form report by Miss A.N. Ducker of Boarding Out Committee.

WEE YUNG, Mrs.  Living in Bairnsdale in 1894, she was looking after Albert, son of Mary SMITH of Carlton, and was not registered as a nurse.  Claimed SI KOW of Carlton had arranged details.  Description of living standards of both Smith and Wee Yung given.  10 pages, List 3.

WEIR, Alexander. Received from Miss Selina SUTHERLAND. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

WEIR, Francis, infant child of Albert of Yarraville, died suddenly.  Report on.  2 pages, List 37.

WELCH, Lydia, nurse, Hawthorn, has one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

WELLS, Mrs. E., West Melbourne, applies for registration, but changes her mind, 1903. 2 pages, List 5.

WELLS, Ivy, mother Ada, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

WELLS, Ivy,    mother Ada, East Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WELSH, John, in the care of a nurse, received from Mrs. NICHTRE (?) Watchem; February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34

WENSLEY, Margaret, Ararat, for renewal of registration, 1904.  2 pages, List 6.

WERNERT, Mrs. Rose, South Yarra, applies to adopt child of Jessie GIBSON in 1901.  8 pages, List 39.

WERNET, Rose, nurse, South Yarra, had four children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WESELOH, Peter, Diamond Hill near Bendigo, advised in 1903 that he has taken in his grandson Laurence Rupert HERBEL, born 1901.  1 page, List 48.

WEST, John, Brunswick, bootmaker, adopted Clarice May LEWIS, daughter of William LEWIS of Tatura in 1903.  Her mother has died.  4 pages, List 49.

WEST, Mervyn Henry, born December 1897, mother Rhoda, with a nurse in November 1898.  Monthly Return.  List 28.

WEST, Sarah. Carlton; registered as a nurse, 1893. Had child Herbert BALLANTYNE who died.

WESTCOTT, Arthur James, adopted by Mrs. Margaret BROWN of Clifton Hill in 1904.  She was previously a nurse, but registration cancelled after death of child Katie STEWART.  16 pages, List 51.

WESTERBANK, John Alexander [Westbech on police list], mother Mary. With a nurse. May 1900 Monthly Return

WESTGARTH, Silas.  Wife died in 1900, after giving birth.  He has employed a wet nurse for the child, but as a traveller for H.J. LANGDON & Co., is away from home a lot.  Mrs. W.E.M. CAMERON of South Yarra offers to accommodate child and nurse, but not clear whether she needs to register under the Act.  12 pages, List 36.

WESTNEAT, Mavis, daughter of Ethel, Fitzroy, to be adopted by mother’s sister Mrs Mary BURTON, in Sydney in 1905.  5 pages, List 51.

WESTON, Charles, mother Mrs. Catherine, in the care of a nurse in Port Melbourne.  Monthly Return, September 1900.  List 36.

WESTON, Charles, mother Mrs. SHELL formerly Weston, South Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WESTON, Irene. Boarded out with nurse Mary D. CRAMPION, a widow, in Hawthorn in 1899. Miss A.N. Ducker of the Visitor and Boarding Out Committee thinks nurse unsuitable; police report on case.

WESTON, Irene, mother Miss Weston (at Buckland), with a registered nurse in Melbourne.  Monthly Return October 1899.  List 31.

WESTON, Sarah E., widow, Castlemaine, applied for registration in 1905, to take in William Robert GOLDSWORTHY, child of Agnes Robina.  3 pages, List 47.

WHEALAN, Mary, mother Margaret, Brunswick; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WHEELER, Lillie, wrote from South Melbourne in 1896, wishes to adopt James Frederick TOLEMAN.  Report states living with – FLEMING, recently fined for being unregistered nurse.  Mother Jessica Toleman changes mind.  9 pages, List 25.

WHEELER, Mary Ann.  Left her illegitimate child Harry with nurse Mrs. BOND in Carlton in 1898, but had not paid maintenance, despite sending 3 letters that she would.  Police track her background; taken from Industrial School by Mrs. A. GAMBLE of Coburg when a baby and kept until 16 when sent to various people as a servant, gave birth to illegitimate child c1892 and again c1895.  Not found; nurse gets child committed to Industrial School.  33 pages, List 18.

WHELAN, Clementine, married.  Applies to register.  Is living at the Myrtle Hotel  South Melbourne where her mother is licensee.  Adopts child Mary Margaret KELLY, mother Margaret of Devenish.  7 pages, List 19.

WHITCOMBE, Doris, mother Eva, with a nurse.  Monthly Return August 1906, List 53.

WHITE, Ernest, in the care of a nurse, received from Jane White, Kew.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WHITE, Mrs. Margaret of Yarraville. Did not require renewal of registration this year; no other detail given. January 1899 Monthly Return.

WHITE, Rebecca A. and Henry John, Bealiba, adopt John BAIRD, born St. Arnaud, mother M.of Donald in 1904.  Rebecca accidentally killed and her mother Mrs. STEVENSON takes in the child.  6 pages, List 45.

WHITE, Robert Gladstone; mother Marin. With nurse. January 1899 Monthly Return.

WHITELAW, Clara, Prahran, nurse, had one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WHITELAW, Daisy Beatrice Brewer, mother Charlotte, Ararat, taken in by nurse Margaret WENSLEY in 1906.  2 pages, List 52.

WHITFIELD, Ellen. North Melbourne, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Bertie KERR, mother Josephine.

WHITTEN, R., Richmond, advised was moving house in 1905, had child Athol WILD, which she wet nursed with her own.  3 pages, List 46.

WHITTING, Thomas H. Newport; charged in 1900 with failure to register birth of illegitimate child of Caroline/Harriet MILLER within required time. 5 pages,    List 2.

WHYTE, Annie, Prahran, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WICKS, Mrs. Kamarooka, nurse, advises in 1902 that child Florrie WRIGHT, 16 months, is very ill; has taken her to the doctor and sent for mother in NSW.  3 pages, List 44.

WIDDISON, Agnes, Ballarat East, advises she has taken in Irene May FERGUSON in 1906.  1 page, List 52.

WIDDISON, Agnes, Ballarat East, advises she has taken in Thomas WILLIAMSON and Gladys DALZIEL in 1906.  2 pages, List 53.

WIDDISON, Agnes, Ballarat East, advises she has taken in Jane Emma WORLAND in 1906.  2 pages, List 53.

WILBUR, John Keith. Son of Charlotte of West Melbourne. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

WILCIE, Florence, illegitimate daughter of Eveline, born at home of Mrs. HARLEY of Fitzroy in 1897 and not registered in time.  Harley taken to court and fined.  10 pages, List 28.

WILKINS, Caroline A., nurse, had charge of a child.  List 27.  Monthly Return, February 1899. South Melbourne.

WILKINSON, Louisa, Clifton Hill, nurse, has five children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

WILKINSON, Maria M., North Melbourne, nurse, has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

WILKINSON, Marion, Melbourne, nurse, had one child.  May 1902 Monthly Return, List 44.

WILLEY, Martha Ellen, Geelong, 1902, advises she has Hilda Maud SELL, 3 pages, List 17.

WILLIAMS, Alma Lorena, child of Frances, with a nurse.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

WILLIAMS, Bessie Florence Emily, mother Emily.  Taken in by Araminta SHARP of California Gully in 1902, who applies for registration.  5 pages, List 20.

WILLIAMS, Clara, Moonee Ponds, wrote in 1901 requesting registration, enclosing references.  Police report her husband is a lamplighter and night watchman and she is in-experienced.  Refused.  6 pages, List 39.

WILLIAMS, Clara, wife of George Austin, Moonee Ponds, wished to adopt a child from nurse Mrs. FOYLE of Richmond in 1901; refused, “only doing it for the money”.  11 pages, List 39.  (This is a different file, although the same woman.)

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth, husband Henry a stableman, Fitzroy, applies for registration in 1901, has Veronica/Vera MULVEY, daughter of Nellie, formerly with Mrs. Emily JOLLEY of Richmond.  Mother intends to send child to convent when old enough.  Detailed report on situation.  24 pages, List 39.

WILLIAMS, Ethel Wynn.  File re non registration of her illegitimate child, 1905.  List 5.

WILLIAMS, Eva.  Not registered as a nurse, but took in child Catherine CONDON, in 1906.  Parents were Harold HULL and Mary Condon of Nth Melbourne.  Child transferred to Hannah HING.  16 pages, List 4.

WILLIAMS, Francis, mother Jane T., Brunswick, in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILLIAMS, Gladys, in the care of a nurse, received from Amelia Williams, Castlemaine.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILLIAMS, Margaret, mother Florence, with a nurse.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

WILLIAMS, Margaret, mother Anastasia Williams, Carlton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILLIAMS, Mary Ann, wife of Henry, miner, St. Arnaud, adopted Herbert John PENFOLD, mother Louisa, in 1905.  3 pages, List 22.

WILLIAMS, Nellie, daughter of Ellen of Carlton, adopted by Mrs. Irene DALY of Melbourne in 1903.  4  pages, List 46.

WILLIAMS, Osborne A.  Illegitimate child, died at home of great grandmother Mrs. GRAY in South Geelong in 1898.  Mother is in Melbourne, her parents live in Terang.  Failure to comply with Act.  List 18.

WILLIAMS, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child Ethel in 1898 and didn’t register her until 1900. Correspondence re charging her with offence.

WILLIAMS, S. Brunswick, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one female child, unnamed.

WILLIAMS, Sarah Caroline, Ballarat, reported child Gladys Lyall LEVISTON was handed back to her mother Jane Leviston in 1905.  2 pages, List 47.

WILLIAMSON, Thomas. Child, mother not listed. With a nurse in Melbourne; May 1899 Monthly Return

WILLIS, Mrs. M.J., Bendigo, applies to adopt unnamed baby in 1900.  Local police report she is a member of the Salvation Army, and someone else wrote the letter on her behalf.  She wants to register as a nurse, but her husband is opposed.  9 pages, List 33.

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WILLITON, Leslie. Son of Augusta of South Yarra. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.  [Willaton in births index]

WILLS, Mrs. Emma, Carlton, applied for registration in 1903; refused was living apart from her husband.  5 pages, List 49.

WILLS, M., Golden Square, listed as a nurse in October 1903; no further details given.

WILLSEA, Frances, Elsternwick, writes re daughter’s illegitimate child, supposed fathered by a constable, 1897.  Wants the child put into an institution.  7 pages, List 28.

WILSHUSEN, Myrtle, mother Alice, Windsor; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILSON, Adelaide, Kensington, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILSON, Arthur.  With a nurse, although over two years old.  January 1904 Monthly Return.

WILSON, Arthur, mother Ellen, North Melbourne.  With a nurse at Coburg.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

WILSON, Catherine, Essendon, nurse, has two children in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILSON, Mrs. E., Carlton, 1907, had care of William Henry WEBBER, son of Alice Maud, when he took ill.  She asks police to trace mother, believed in Launceston Tasmania, as she hasn’t been able to do so.  They find she has married William Henry ETCHELLS.  9 pages, List 33.

WILSON, Edith. Daughter of Edith, grand-daughter of Jane of St. Kilda. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

WILSON, Ellen. Daughter of Florence, of Footscray. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 and June 1899 Monthly Returns.

WILSON, Ellen, mother Florence at Footscray, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

WILSON, Ellen (Mrs. J.) Castlemaine, obtained child Albert James BELL from the Salvation Army Home in Bendigo in 1903, using name Mary McCLOUD.  She intended to pass the child off as her own to aid her divorce case.  Police highly suspicious of her actions and detailed report given.  File includes letters from the Matron of the Home and the mother of the child.  27 pages.

WILSON, Emma. Amess Street Carlton. Nurse, has a child. April 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1 and 2.  Has one child, June 1899 Monthly Return.

WILSON, Emma, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

WILSON, Emma, Carlton, had one child in her care.  October 1906. Monthly Return.  List 26.

WILSON, Emma, Carlton, has one child.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

WILSON, E.M., mother K., East Melbourne; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILSON, Harriet, has taken charge of daughter’s illegitimate child Vernarine Wilson, 1906, 2 pages, List 10.

WILSON, Jack, illegitimate child of Emma, died from TB. at nurse Mrs. Susannah CLARK’s Collingwood, 1899

WILSON, James, mother Mary, Bolinda; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WILSON, John W., illegitimate, died at home of nurse Mrs Isabella MOORE, Footscray in 1901.  The mother Evelyn E., Wilson, a servant, had returned to New Zealand after the birth in 1899.  2 pages, List 37.

WILSON, Laura. Collingwood, registered as a nurse, 1893; had child Florence PARKINSON, mother Emily.

WILSON, Leslie G., mother Nellie, Carlton; with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

WILSON, Mrs.  Adopted child Kathleen, a ward of Presbyterian Church Neglected Children’s Aid Society in 1901; mother dead, father a drunkard.  Nurse Annie JONES of Auburn had it while Mrs. Wilson was ill.  List 14.

WILSON, Margaret, wrote from Brunswick in 1907, asking permission to care for Walter DEAN for a month while his mother May visited her mother in Tasmania; she was not a registered nurse.  4 pages, List 33.

WILSON, Mary, registered nurse, South Yarra, had 1 male infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

WILSON, Muriel, child of Muriel, with a nurse in Footscray in July 1899.  in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

WILSON, Roy, child of Ellen M., Wimmera, with a nurse in Fitzroy in January 1906.  Monthly Return, List 23.

WILSON, William, mother Annie, Carlton, with a nurse.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

WILSON, William John, son of Mary, of Fitzroy, with a nurse in Footscray in July 1899.  Monthly Return.  List 29.

WILSON, William John, with a registered nurse in South Melbourne, mother Mary Wilson, North Fitzroy.  Monthly Return, February 1899. List 27.

WIMBLE, Martha. Coburg, nurse. May 1899 Monthly Return.

WIMBLE, Martha, Coburg, nurse.  Has two children in her care.  Monthly Return February 1902.  List 43.

WINDER, Mrs. J.J., Footscray, wrote in 1898; she is minding her dead sister’s infant Frances Amy BOOKING until the father can make some other arrangement, seeks exemption from the Act.  5 pages, List 20.

WINDLEY, Frederick Henry, South Melbourne.  Daughter Florence Grace  gave birth to illegitimate child there in 1905.  7 pages, List 21.

WINGATE, Mary Ann, Richmond, nurse, has no child at present.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

WINTER, Maria, , registered nurse, South Yarra, had 1 male infant in January 1906.  Monthly Return. List 23.

WISEMAN, Alexander, mother Sarah of Kyneton. With a nurse. June 1899 and May 1900 Monthly Returns, List 2.

WITHERS, Nurse.  Hands Ida F. POWELL to her mother in 1903.  List 15.

WITTPAN, Amelia. Carlton, registered as a nurse, 1893; had one male child, unnamed.

WITTSPANE, Amelia. Rathdown Street Carlton. Nurse. Has no child at present. April 1899 Monthly Return – no further detail.

WOOD, Eliza Annie.  Widow, of Ascot Vale, formerly of Bendigo.  Applies for registration as a nurse in 1906; refused.  4 pages. List 3.

WOOD, Minnie, gave birth to illegitimate child Albert Edward in 1899 at her mother Elizabeth’s house in St. Kilda; failure to register within time.  6 pages, List 36.

WOOD, Violet, mother Annie at Albert Park, with a nurse in Carlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

WOOD, Violet. Daughter of Annie of Albert Park. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899, June 1899 and May/August 1900 Monthly Returns, Lists 1, 2 and 35.

WOODFORD, Martha, Melbourne, unregistered nurse, took in infant Esther, daughter of Nelly KELLY in 1903 and prosecuted.  5 pages, List 48.

WOODHEAD, J. of Clifton Hill.  Adopted Pauline Harris FLYNN in 1904.  5 pages, List 6.

WOODMAN, Sarah.  Charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child John O’ROURKE, (mother Amelia from Hobart), 6 pages, List 6.

WOODS, Mary, North Melbourne, has child Leslie McLEOD, mother Jane, aged 1 year and 10 months.  Registration refused.  6 pages, List 43.

WOODS, Mrs. N.  A maid at Holm Park Beaconsfield in 1905, she queries whether a woman minding her baby during the day has to be registered as a nurse as it is only for a short time and she is then going interstate.  4 pages, List 7.

WOODWARD, Beyrel [Beryl?] Melvill. Daughter of Mercy of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return.

WOODWARD, Byrel Melville.  Adopted by Mrs. Emily WILSON of Golden Square Bendigo in 1899; her own child had died.  13 pages, List 17.

WOOLCOCK, Eva.  Eliza Charlotte DALTON of Brunswick charged in 1906 with adopting Eva, daughter of Emily, when not registered as a nurse. 23 pages, List 10.

WOOLLEY, Thomas Charles.  Charged with failure to register birth of illegitimate child Mary JOHNS in 1904, her mother Grace is living with him in Fitzroy, List 17.

WORDSWORTH, Kate, Carlton, nurse, had three children in her care.  March 1904 Monthly Return, List 41.

WORDSWORTH, Kate, nurse, Carlton, had charge of Ellen BAKER and Joseph KING in 1904, given to her by Mrs. GOLDSPINK of Carlton, who was listed with government as looking after R/C children and ran the St. Joseph Receiving Home for Neglected Children and the Foundling Hospital.  Ellen Baker died and King was not expected to live.  15 pages, List 27.

WORLEY, L.T., mother S., Lilydale; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WORNE, Ellen, nurse, Hawthorn, has two children in her care. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

WRAY, John & Madge, mother Elizabeth, Toorak; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WRIGHT, Ada, Northcote, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

WRIGHT, Mrs., Albert Park, informs police in 1897 that Lily BOYD has been removed from her care by her mother Milly, of Richmond.   Police interview Milly’s sister Mrs. McEVOY, in an attempt to find her, and are informed she has gone to join her father Alfred in New Zealand with the child.  3 pages, List 26.

WRIGHT, Sarah. Rathdown Street Carlton. Nurse. April 1899 Monthly Return.  Pigdon Street, had one child in June 1899 Monthly Return. Pitt St. Has no child. May 1900 Monthly Return, List 2.

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YELVERTON, William Francis. Son of Margaret of Carlton. With a nurse in Melbourne; April 1899 Monthly Return, June 1899 Monthly Return and May 1900 Monthly Return, Lists 1 and 2.

YORK, Mrs. Jane, Brunswick, registered in 1896, took in the following children:
Elsie Beatrice PAINE in 1897, left 1898
John SCOTT and Clarence SATCHELL in 1898
Elsie THOMPSON in 1898, left 1899
Roberta Lemmon INGLIS and Myrtle HUMPHREY in 1899
Emily CHANDLER and Elsie May McLeod in 1900
Her husband William was convicted of larceny in 1903, and she was removed as a registered nurse.  She sought registration in 1904, but it was refused.  List 24.

YORKE, Ada, Port Melbourne, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

YOUNG, Charles Francis, mother Margaret, Daylesford, with a nurse. March 1904 Monthly Return, List 40.

YOUNG, Douglas Coventry, son of Jessie May, born at home of grandmother Mary Young, Windsor in 1903 and not registered in time.  9 pages, List 50.

YOUNG, Matilda, nurse, had one child, 1899.  July Monthly Return for Richmond.  List 29.

YOUNG, Violet, given to registered nurse by Josephine SMITH, Tarnagulla.  February 1907 Monthly Return.  List 34.

YOUNG, Violet.  Adopted by Mrs. A.M. WALKER of Brunswick in 1908.  Mother Josephine SMITH lives in Tarnagulla.  Mention of Benjamin HUGHES, wealthy middle-aged man.  List 11.

YOUNGER, Ethel.  Kew, applies for registration as a nurse, 1904.  2p, , List 6.

YOUNGSON, Mrs. Alice, applied for registration as a nurse, is looking after Harold, 4 years, and John, 1 year, sons of Mrs. NICOL, who had a wine shop in Fitzroy in 1896.  11 pages, List  25.

YOUREN, Sarah J., Fitzroy, nurse, has one child in her care.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DACRE, Ernest John alias WARD. See my Missing People website for details of this complicated case.

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 his former wife Florence. 5 pages.

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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 1914. He was a lithographic artist and stage singer and believed to have gone to Sydney on his way overseas. 2 photos, 9 pages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. CONNECTION FOUND.

THOMAS, William, 29 years, deserted wife Caroline at Collingwood in 1906; believed in Warrnambool.  Small photo, 4 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.

WILLIS, Gordon. Deserted his illegitimate child Horace Arthur AMEDEE in Mackay Qld in 193. A saddler, c25 years old; found in Victoria. 10 pages and photo. CONNECTION FOUND

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. CONNECTION FOUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STERNBERG, Benjamin W.,  writes to Chief Commissioner in 1904, claiming being unfairly persecuted, he is not a member of any secret society.  2 pages, List 0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STOTT, Annie and daughter. Murdered by husband John at Prahran in1903.

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

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

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

STRANGE, Charles Henry.  Murdered Frederick DOWSE.  Large file, List 29.  (Different from above)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘TARARUA’ GOLD ROBBERY. 1880, large file. Martin WEINBERG interviewed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TRAVELLERS AID SOCIETY. 2nd Annual Report, 1918.

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

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

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

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

TREVETHICK, William. Murdered Sandhurst, 1899.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNEMPLOYED MEETING, 1892. Two handbills advertising same.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEEKS, Robert.  Information sought by brother Thomas of Brittas Slade, More Co., Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He was in the Victorian police force, believed to have died. Death confirmed and details of beneficiaries, including
daughter Susan G. BRESLIN, given.  6 pages, List 41.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOODS, Helena/Elizabeth and Charlotte STATTON/STRATTON arrested in Chinese laundry in Melbourne in 1894; allegation that they were ‘on the brink of destruction’ so arrested on vagrancy charge.  They claimed they had been referred to a Chinese couple for a lodging house by Mr. THUNDERBOLT, Inspector of Nuisances.  Police say the woman is a prostitute.  Woods (called WOOLCOCK in newspaper report) was a Ward of State and had had an illegitimate child; Statton was from New Zealand, her parents had returned there from Melbourne and left her behind.  5 pages, List 38

WOODWARD, A.M. wrote from Caulfield in 1895 re her uncles George BLOODWORTH who left England in 1847 and Frank BLOODWORTH who left in 1850.  They would be 67 and 58 years old now.  Not traced.  6 pages, List 29.

WOOD BEILBY, John.  Complains in 1894 that Catherine LOWSBY, 15yr old, whom he took in, refuses to work as a servant unless paid, and is unskilled.  He wishes to return her to her father William in Melbourne, but he can’t be found.  12 pages, List 3.  [See also his application for government employment on the Applications web page.]

WOOD BEILBY, John. Living in Beechworth, 1898. Had been there fourteen years. Police report he is eccentric, keeps indecent pictures, has a high turnover of women housekeepers. He is 80 years old.

WOOD BEILBY, J., writes from Beechworth in 1899, complaining his property is being robbed; two letters on file.  List 41.

WOOLCOTT, Sarah Ann, poisoned herself in 1882; report.  6 pages, List 58.

WOOLLEY, Alfred.  Asks police help regarding Charles WENDT, who, after suffering from typhoid fever for months, has disappeared, leaving his wife and children anxious about him.  Found  12 pages, List 56.

WOOLSTON, Ruth Annie, alleges sexual interference by her brother William at Richmond in 1899, then retracts the claim; she is 15 years old and found to be pregnant.  Warning:  there is some graphic material in this file.  15 pages, List 42.

WOOLSTON, Thomas.  Sought by his mother in Richmond, in 1906.  He left there in 1901 with the RULE family, would be c25yrs of age. Police report the family are “all slightly mad”, drink and quarrel among themselves.  9 pages, List 4.

WORSDELL, Horace, wanted for 1883 Brunswick bank robbery.  An attempt to identify him as a criminal named SWEENEY is undertaken, but the photo on file is stated to be that of Alfred EHRENBERG, an employee of A. HARRIS, tobacconist, and not under suspicion for the robbery.  List 58.

WORTHINGTON, Frank, 26 years, confesses to Salvation Army officer in 1887 that he embezzled money from STEINER & CO., dyers, Manchester c7 years ago, and fled to Australia.  His parents lived at Morton near Runcon, Cheshire.  3 pages, List 56.

WORTHINGTON, Bessie, murdered at her parent’s home at Thornbury by husband Frank Sydney Harold Thomas Worthington, who then killed himself.  Very detailed report of their backgrounds; they had a daughter Valerie before marriage, he had left his first wife Elsie, and two children.  Letter from his sister in law Mary STALLWOOD of Annadale on file,as well as plan of house and 4 photos of him, as a boxer, athlete and a studio portrait.  This is a very large file, with some graphic detail.  List 60.

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WRAGGE, Arthur Darwin. Wife Elizabeth writes from Rockhampton in 1901, seeking details, but he is not found.

WREN, John. Number of files on his illegal Collingwood tote, 1894. Details monies spent getting evidence against the tote, 1897. Re prosecution for running tote, 1898.

WREN, John.  Assaulted at election meeting in 1907; William Bell JACKSON, ‘an old man’ is identified as assailant, but no charge laid.  4 pages, List 15.  See also entry for SWINBURNE, George.

WRIGGLESWORTH, Alfred, surveyor, born Stepney London 1847.  Information sought by wife Annie, Fitzroy, in 1910.  She hadn’t seen him for some years, but has heard he was in Melbourne recently.  Not found.  11 pages, List 54.

WRIGHT, Mrs. A.J., wrote from Balmain Sydney in 1899 re her husband George, ‘an elderly gentleman’ supposed to be keeping a hotel.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

WRIGHT, Charles, Superintendent of Police, Brighton, Tasmania, wrote two letters regarding his son Richard Andrew joining the Victorian police force.  4 pages, List 31.

WRIGHT, Finlay.  Wrote from Sydney in 1898 seeking his brother James’s possessions.  States that he suicided in Victoria in 1870, was a Clerk of Petty Sessions, former army captain, owned land etc.  Police find that no one of that name was ever a CPS, and that one who suicided was called Walter Gavin Wright.  6 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Henry. Born Fitzroy, married Mary Jane MARSH in Melbourne 1898, giving parents as James and Mary nee WILLIAMS; subsequently found to have previously married Caroline FERNE in 1895 using the name Henry Albert JONES, with Emma Wright as his mother. No prosecution as first wife is in New Zealand and minister is overseas, so no witnesses. Second wife returned to her mother after he bashed her.  Copies of two marriage certificates on file.  14 pages.

WRIGHT, James, wrote from Katamatite in 1897, complaining of Dookie police interference.  They report he was working at a local vineyard and ‘became infatuated with Miss FOY of the Gladstone Hotel’ and kept sending her letters.  She asked police to get him to stop.  6 pages, List 40.

WRIGHT, Samuel, charged with unlawful assault on 6 year old Mabel STEETH, daughter of Jessie and Arthur, at Fitzroy in 1896.  She is his niece; he’s found insane and committed to asylum.  Witness was Louisa MAURER, 7 years, her cousin.  16 pages, List 39.

WROE, John. 1863 report on the activities of the Wroeits, a religious group.

WYMER, George.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14.

WYNDHAM SHIRE.  Shire Secretary forwards complaint from local residents William OUTEN, Thomas GIEVE, G. ROBINS, A. ORR and A. HANSEN regarding the cremation of an Indian (name given as MILA RAM, 16 years old, from the Punjab, died in hospital) on a local Shire road.  Police report that the cremation was organized by Mr. ISSARD of La Trobe St Melbourne, who had arranged similar events at Sandringham.  The van which delivered the body was driven by Frederick A. MIDDLETON.  5 pages, List 30.

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YATES, Charles H., wrote from Darlinghurst in 1912, asking police to collect wages due to him from WHITELAWS in Flinders St.  NSW police report he has been arrested for wife desertion.  Whitelaws state he owes them money for damaging property.  6 pages, List 35.

YATES, Margaret, wife of John Noble Yates, evangelist and homeopathic, died in 1887.  In 1888 he named as co-responded in LEIGHTON divorce case.  Some people think her death was suspicious and police take statements from Clara and Thomas George COLLINGS and John Thomas Tully HARDING and conclude no evidence.  9 pages, List 56.

YATES, Philip (or Patrick), died at Kelly’s Basin Tasmania in 1899, c32 years, had been drinking heavily.  His wife May (nee PHILIPS) was to be informed, but couldn’t be found.  17 pages, List 42.

YATES/YEATES, Thomas.  Petition for remission of sentence of 3 months imprisonment, 1865; is 64yrs old, had his hand shot off 10 yrs ago; signs with an X.  4 pages, List 3.

YEE HING CHINESE SOCIETY, Bendigo.  Newspaper reports of ‘secret’ Chinese society in 1899 prompt report.  Persons interviewed: Dan YOUNG, Hang YEE, Hang HOY, Park LOON, Lee KIM, William HING.  15 pages, List 42.

YEUNGROON EAST STATE SCHOOL, near Charlton.  Teacher Miss FLOWERS subjected to harassment by unknown person in 1895, who attempted to burn down the school, sent insulting poem, forged a transfer application and forged resident petition.  The school is on the land of EDYVEAN family; she boards with EDWARDS family.  Letter from William HILLIARD on file.  Offender not found. 8 pages, List 28.

YOUNG, Albert.  Sought by Govt. Statist, 1897.  Has left his wife Lily and daughter; was a traveller for Singer sewing machines, c26 years old, family in New Zealand.  4 pages, List 6.

YOUNG, Elizabeth Harriet Hester. Married Charles James RICH at Fitzroy in 1909; he claimed to be a widower, but she has found out his first wife Martha Elizabeth CROUCH is still alive. Both marriage certificates on file. 7 pages.

YOUNG, Sarah, gave birth to a male child who died at Dry Creek near Bonnie Doon, in 1895.  Mother Charlotte is the wife of Lee Young, licensee of the Diggers Rest Hotel.  Sarah is 17 years old. Neighbour Elizabeth KRUSE/KHRUSE, wife of Adolph is a witness.  Inquest file and discussion re charging her with infanticide.  15 pages, List 28.

YUCK WAH, died at Morrisons in 1900, aged 78 years.  He had lived there for 30 years.  Police ask if inquest necessary; no.  4 pages, List 44.

YULE, Charles G., Sergeant of Police, Dundee, Scotland, wrote in 1899 re the death of his uncle William Yule at Yapeen near Castlemaine, and the assets he would have left.  Police find insufficient to pay creditors.  6 pages, List 38.

ZAGARI, Tony.  Bomb thrown at the house he occupied with Antonio BARBARO and Vincent SASSONI, in 1928.  4 pages, List 4.

ZEHNDER, Charles.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904 seeking information about him.  Not found.  11 pages, List 10.

ZELIFF, Frederick, formerly a sailor, last heard of at Avoca, sought by nephew Floyd HURLBUT, Princeton University in 1901, of behalf of mother who is nearly 90.  Zeliff is c40 years, an American.  7 pages, List 51.

ZERNA, Rosie Annie.  Gave birth to child Percy at Women’s hospital in 1912l, only 15 years old; suspected father of child named, 1912.  List 15.

ZIGI, Angelo.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details about him in 1877.  7 pages, List 5.

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ABANDONED newly born female child left at Sebastian Railway Station (near Raywood) in 1896.  Mrs. Henrietta MEYERS paid to take care of it until taken before the Bench and committed to government care.  Alexander ALLISON, head teacher, and his wife, apply to adopt the baby, which is agreed to, and it is given the name Jessie ALLISON.  11 pages, List 37.

ABBOTT, Charles, deserted wife Lavinia Alice and 3 children at Fitzroy and went interstate in 1882.  She is about to be confined.  He was 45 years, a scene painter and decorator.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

ABBOTT, John William, furniture dealer, sought by wife N. in 1904.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ABBOTT, William, deserted wife and 7 children at Mt. Pleasant South Australia, leaving them destitute.  In 1902 Broster HILL of Blumberg S.A. asks police to help locate him; found.  5 pages, List 62.

A’BECKETT, Thomas, (Judge), complains that his fruit and vegetables are being stolen from his garden in Armadale.  4 pages, List 21.

ABEL, Talbot, wrote from Wakool Crossing NSW in 1912 re his brother Frank Beard Moore Abel, 27 years; has heard he was killed.  No trace of event.  5 pages, List 32.

ADAMS, 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, 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.

AFGHAN HAWKERS. 1890 listing of.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

ALCOHOLIC CURE. 1903 Booklet written by Vincent N. TURVEY of London.

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, 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, 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, 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.

ALLIS, Mrs.  Dr. John SINGLETON wrote on her behalf in 1882, asking police to check whether a report on her husban’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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

ALLUM, George, left his two children at Chewton with his parents c1881 and went interstate.  In 1883 they joined him, leaving the children behind and they were committed to State care.  File re possibility of charging him with offence.  5 pages, List 46.

ALP, William, bought his children from Nhill to Melbourne in 1909, but left them behind when returning to dying wife.  2 pages, List 53.

AMBROSE, Fanny.  Wrote from Geelong in 1898 re W. PHILLIPS, who was boarding with her and claimed to have money in Ballarat banks.  He was 70-80yrs of age, and hadn’t paid her.  ‘I have had to nurse him as a child … and I wont my money if he as any’.  Police report back, but she has moved to Corowa NSW, so file follows her there.  13 pages, List 7.

ANARCHISTS’ CLUB. 1886 Report on, and copy of pamphlet.

ANDERSEN, Mrs. August, sought by mother Mrs. Louie CAMERON of Petersham, Sydney in 1905.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

ANDERSON, Caroline, wife of Andrew, Footscray, and mother of Harold 15 years and Agnes 25 years, took poison in 1912, and was found by son.  Admitted to hospital and Brief prepared for charge of attempting suicide, but  prosecution dropped.  12 pages, List 34.

ANDERSON, Christian Peter, enquired for by wife Ann, Boulder, W.A., in 1910.  She has heard of a death recently, and asks if it is him.  Found living in the country, an old age pensioner.  12 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Elizabeth, Balaclava, wrote in 1899 asking police to find her brother William, c52 years, last heard of in Vancouver.  Her letters to him have been returned and are on file.  Mrs. F.M. AMESS of Frankston also writes on her behalf.  Canadian police contacted, but he is not found.  13 pages, List 61.

ANDERSON, George, 59 Laity St., Richmond.  Anonymous complaint in 1902 that his 6 children are neglected; report on.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, James, wrote from Corryong in 1895, complaining that alcohol prohibition order on his brother William of Towong was breached by local publican Alfred MASTERS.  Witnesses were William DUGGAN, James NUGENT and William HOLZIGAL or TAYLOR.  Case never went to court.  8 pages, List 28.

ANDERSON, Janet, died suddenly at Richmond in 1900; lived with brother.  4 pages, List 51.

ANDERSON, 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, 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, David. Escaped from Yarra Bend, 1900; file re locating him.

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.

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.

ANGOVE, Elizabeth, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1897; she owes some years maintenance for her child there.  Police find she married – FERGUSON in 1896 and is in very poor circumstances.  She denies existence of child.  9 pages, List 39.

ANGOVE, Serena Lila.  Mother Mary reports her missing from Bendigo in 1920.  Domestic servant, 16 years, left employee, went to Melbourne and used a different name.  Not found.  14 pages, List 24.

ANGRAVE, George.  Sought by wife Annie, whom he had left destitute in Adelaide in 1899.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

ANNIS, Robert. Left his family in Sydney and ran off with Mary HOFFMAN in 1902. Found in Melbourne running a hotel, with Mary posing as his wife.

Anonymous letter received by police in 1901, reporting that W.WEIR, wanted for wife maintenance, was in Adelaide, under the name John JAMIESON.  His people live in Carlton.  4 pages, List 49.

ANSELL, Mabel Ronica. Investigation into possible abortion on, at Collingwood in 1919. 5 pages.

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.

ANTI CONSCRIPTION MEETINGS.  Report on actions of Mrs. BAINES of Socialist Party and East Melbourne resident W.P. McMAHON, 1917.  8 pages, List 3.

ANTISELL, Eliza, wife of Richard of Vine Hotel Richmond, taken by police to Watch House at husband’s request.  File re court case, 1870.  18 pages, List 30.

ANWYL, Elizabeth, wife of John, Ballarat, wrote a series of letters in 1910 about various people; Mary CONNOR, Edwin HUTCHINGS and wife, nee CLEVE, of Kentish Town London.  Statement from Violet May CLEVE on file.  Report states she is delusional.  23 pages, List 54.

APPLETON, Mrs. Wickham, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1916 re her husband Harry, who left her 11 years ago.  Believed to be in Melbourne and a publican.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 55.

APPLINGTON, Alfred.  Reported missing from Mitchelldale near Dargo in 1898, believed drowned.  Mother believed to be at Ninnitybelle near Cooma, c/- Hugh McDONALD.  Police there interview Hugh who says Alfred is his son, real name Alexander McDonald.  [Note that the death certificate was never amended, and is in the name of Applington.]  8 pages,  List 21.

ARAN, John, died at Springvale in 1896 aged 81 years.  Police called on to arrange burial and report finding his original British Army discharge papers; had been in the Rifle Brigade, discharged 1853, born Denton, Darlington, Co Durham.  Local rumour says he had property, but this prove false.  23 pages, List 30.

ARARAT.  Fire at Crown Hotel,  in 1895, licensee Mrs. Ellen MULLINS, owner Mrs. Sarah Jane THOMAS .  6 pages, List 26.

ARCHER, Alfred. Murdered William James MATTHEWS at Strathmerton in 1898; found guilty and hanged. He had lived with Julia GROVES for some time. Her brother Philip John CANTLON mentioned. Dispute over reward etc. Very large file.

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.

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, Mrs. George.  Confidential enquiries requested as to her character, by A. HUTCHISON in 1899, she had recently removed from Hawthorn to Kew.  Report supplied.  6 pages, List 41.

ARNOLD, Sarah. Quarrelled with husband William and took poison at North Melbourne, 1915.

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.

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

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.

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.

ATKINSON, Nathaniel Spencer, carpenter, deserted wife Elizabeth and four children in Burnley pre 1902.  Found.  4 pages, List 61.

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.

AVERY, Henry.  Writes from Eaglehawk in 1864, complaining of interference of Sgt. RICHARDS in his attempt to purchase land.  4 pages, List 4.

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BAARSEN, Claus, injured in accident a Tooradin in 1900 and taken to hospital by police.  He was a Norwegian, a sailor, working for Mr. BASAN, licensee of Bridge Hotel.  8 pages, List 47.

BACKSHALL, Florence, 12 years old, daughter of Michael J., assistant railway guard in South Australia, was given away by him in 1895 to a Mr. NEWTON who advertised, wishing to adopt a young girl.  The family boarded with a Mrs KAESEHAGAN in Adelaide, and she subsequently received a letter from a Mrs. CLAREHUGH of St. Kilda, who wrote that Newton had abandoned the girl in her boarding house.  11 pages, List 28.

BAFFICO, Domenico.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property he left after his death in 1877.  5 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, 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, 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, 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 inMelbournec1882, 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 atWindsor,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.

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.

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.

BANTON, Sarah.  Living with John McELHINEY at Korumburra in 1899.  Stillborn child buried in background; prosecuted.  11 pages, List 23.

BANTY, Leon. [BAUTY?] Information sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1897.  He was separated from his family and had lived at Edenhope for last 40 years.  Police find he died in 1896 and file contains details of cost of burial and disposal of property.  His brother in Lausanne is a clergyman.  25 pages, List 40.

BARBER, Robert.  Died in Melbourne in 1902.  Mrs. Lucy Barber writes from Albury asking if this is her husband who left her 6 years ago.  Police report he was 55 years old, an architect, had a wife and family in Perth, W.A.  8 pages, List 19.

BARFOOT, Laura Ellen. Married at Deniliquin NSW in 1877 to John McMAHON, brother of Thomas Middleton McMahon, who is in gaol for assault on a child. Claim marriage is a sham. CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

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.

BARTON, Elizabeth, Fitzroy, wrote in 1902, asking for address of son Paul; found with uncle Richard HUGHES.  File states she is eccentric, has been in an asylum.  5 pages, List 65.

BARRETT, Herbert, sought by mother Mrs. FELTUS of Kapunda South Australia in 1896.  He was 30 years, had been at Alberton and said he would send for her to join him, but she’s heard nothing.  She is a widow.  Not found.  21 pages, List 37.

BARRETT, Mrs. Jean, living with – WHITWORTH at Northcote in 1928 as his wife, but ‘is a prostitute’,  She met a man in the city one night and went back to his house in Bentleigh, where they quarrelled over money and he assaulted her.  Offender is identified as Thomas LYNCH, whose ‘wife’, married to someone else, is away in Tasmania.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 60.

BARRON, James, found at Queen’s Wharf in pain and taken to hospital but died there, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

BARRY, Alexander alias John O’BRIEN, alias EAGER, served time in a NSW prison and in 1881 with Alice SMITH alias HOPKINS, was charged with arson in Sydney.  The pair fled and were thought to be interstate.  Photo of Alexander and his wife and child on file (not Alice).  List 58.

BARRY, Mrs. Catherine, died at home of son in law Thomas BEGLEY, Windsor, in 1900.  4 pages, List 48.

BARRY, John, State Ward child, was employed by Peter PINI at Barwidgee near Myrtleford in 1900, but took ill.  Taken to hospital, he died there in 1900.  File re burial costs.  12 pages, List 46.

BARTEL, Lydia Harriet.  File re her death in 1906.  Suffered from convulsions, died before she could be admitted to Beechworth Asylum.  Testimony of husband, Dr. Cleaver WOODS and nurse Mrs. PINNAGER on file.  No inquest necessary.  10 pages, List 4.

BARTELLE, Gladys, Leslie SMITH and ‘Little May Victoria’, all child performers at Bijou and  Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1895, were in breach of law.  Report on each.  9 pages, List 26.

BARTRAM, J. & Son, electricians, Melbourne, wrote two letters in 1910 promoting the benefits of using the L.M. ERICCSON phone.  File includes two illustrated flyers.  5 pages, List 54.

BASSEMIR, Tulins.  Writes from Liverpool Concentration Camp, NSW in 1917 concerning his belongings.  4 pages, List 13.

BASSETT, 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.

BATCHELOR, Ernest, 13 years, fell from tree in Coburg in 1900; report on incident.  2 pages, List 50.

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.

BAUER, Frank,  18 years, jeweller’s apprentice, sought by father F., in Adelaide, 1905, 18 pages, List 8.

BAULD, Bruce, absconded in 1928 with monies he had collected on behalf of the Australian Timber Workers Union, secretary William SCANLON.  3 pages and photo.  List 57.

BAYLES, Norman, solicitor, Melbourne, complained of incivility of constables during the arrival of the Loongana which had his relatives on board.  Detailed reports on file.  19 pages, List 64.

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.

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, 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.

BECKETT, John, alias Leslie STEELE, charged with imposition on farmers William H. PATINSON and Neil McArthur DRYSDALE of Balook near Traralgon in 1905.  Police establish he is identical with person who was tried for murder of Robert William SMALL in Tasmania in 1897.  Parents old residents of Skipton district.  Tas. criminal photo on file, but faded.  Admitted to lunatic asylum.  22 pages, List 17.

BEDELL, WH., Northcote, gives offensive anonymous letter left under his door in 1897 to police.  Incomplete file, 4 pages.

BEEBE, Robert, left Melbourne in 1895 for New Zealand, involved in mining, c68 years.  In 1900 his daughter Lizzie of Toorak, wrote expressing concern, not heard from for some months.  Not found.  4 pages, List 45.

BEECH, John Robert.  Wife Elsie D. wrote to police in 1896.  She had married him in Sydney recently, but now believes he was a married man.  He was born at Stowport, Worcestershire England, was from Victoria.  11 pages, List 32.

BEECHWORTH STATE SCHOOL No. 1560.  Report in 1895 of fires which had occurred.  Nine year old George OKE implicated; other children Thomas JOSE and Murdoch MURRAY interviewed.  14 pages, List 28.

BEERE, August.  Incomplete file re arrangements to get children from Wellington New Zealand to their father in South Yarra in 1900.  Mrs. DUDFIELD would accompany them on the ship.  10 pages, List 44.

BEESON, Thomas.  Wrote from Sandy Creek Warwick Qld in 1897 re Dr. Alexander RUSSELL and his brother James.  Alexander died in Belfast (Port Fairy) in the 1860s; wants details of his son.  Police state he had no son.  5 pages, List 6.

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, 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.

BENALLA.   Suspicious fire in Mair St., in 1895, in which building owned by Mrs. Ellen RIDE and used by John O’SHEA, proprietor and printer of the North East Ensign newspaper, was destroyed, along with undertaker’s premises of W.G. ABBOTT.  Travellers, Charles LARSON and James JENKINS were among witnesses.  O’Shea suspected, but open verdict given.  40 pages, List 26.

BENDIGO POWDER MAGAZINE.  Alarm went off at night in 1899, when keeper R.G. JOHNSTON was not there.  His wife armed herself and investigated and police were called.   Claim that wires were cut but police think worn away.  37 pages, List 42.

BEN HABDA. Assyrian, treats patients, but not a licensed doctor. Report on his activities in Gippsland, 1903.

BENJAMIN, Mrs. Clara, secretary Homeopathic Hospital Ladies Aid Association, wrote brief letter in  1906, enclosing booklet of annual report and balance sheet 1904-1905; lists committee, donations etc.  8 pages, List 31.

BENNETT, Charles J. of Swift’s Creek and STODDART, Thomas, of Ballarat.  Confidential enquiries sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  Bennett is found to be living with the McLARTY family.   8 pages, List 64.

BENNETT, Elsie, 19 years, attempted suicide by poison in Carlton in 1912, after argument with boyfriend Leslie TITE.  Her parents are separated, mother a laundry worker.  Friend Vera POWELL mentioned.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 33.

BENNETT, John, convict transported to VDL in 1841.  Daughter Mrs. John JACKSON of Bullarto seeks details of her parents and father’s current location.  12 pages, List 43.  CONNECTION FOUND

BENNETTS, Samuel.  Sought by brother F. of Broken Hill; he was born in Lelant, Cornwall.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

BENTLEY, Jessie Rosina, wife of Henry, suicided in South Melbourne in 1899.  Evidence taken from servant Florrie SLADE and hairdresser Percival JEFFERSON and Margaret LARKIN.  18 pages, List 17.

BENTLEY, Louisa Minnie, under 16 years, gave birth to illegitimate child at Terang, and alleged Denis COOK was the father.  Her mother was Sarah Ann, a widow, and Louisa had been servant to Mrs. BRADSHAW.  Quite intimate detail given.  11 pages, List 66.

BENTON, Mr.  Pastry cook St. Kilda, has several Germans working for him, is scared soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

BERA, Bartolomeno (or BREA). Charged with conspiracy at Sydney in 1918, one of three offenders; two were arrested in Sydney. He was Italian and 40 years of age. One page (Criminal Offence Report) and photo.

BERESFORD, William. Attempted suicide at Castlemaine in 1905 and later in Sydney. Member of the Maurice Gerald Dramatic Co.

BERGIN, T., of Bergin & Co., general merchants, San Remo, asks help to keep hotel running after being ordered to close.  The hotel is in his late father’s name, and he and his siblings wish to continue running it.  2 pages, List 29.

BERKELEY, Henry, gaoled for arson in NSW during shearer’s strike of 1894.  In 1899 query whether Charles WILLIAMS, recently arrested for jewellery robberies in Melbourne is a brother.  Small photo of Williams on file, and 2 gaol photos, front and side views of Berkeley.  The latter was born in Sydney in 1868.  13 pages, List 43.

BERNARD, Mrs. M.H., Surry Hills, NSW, wrote in 1902 re her son Harry, who has gone to Melbourne with a woman named RIDLEY who claims he is the father of her child, which is impossible.  He is found in Melbourne, and states he has not married her and the father of the child is Jack MILAN, but police find she’s using his name.  6 pages, List 62.

BERNARDASIE, Guiseppe. Died destitute at Guilford, in 1881, had been employed by Carlo ROSCONIA. Three letters, brief notes from C.A. BIAGGI on file. Swiss Consul informed. 7 pages, List 2.

BERRICK, Gottfried, Mooroopna, farmer.  Reported missing in 1902, believed drowned.  Seen by a constable in 1903, admits fled from creditors.  7 pages, List 19.

BERRY, Mrs. Harriet. Wife of John B. Berry of Dandenong, died in suspicious circumstances in 1899. 10 pages, List 2.

BERSICA, John, Shepparton, applies for wine licence for Numurkah in 1898.  Police and residents oppose, he complains.  9 pages, List 22.

BERTRAM, Henry. Report on his marital affairs and relations, Bendigo 1900. Married Amelia NICHOLL in 1880, she died some months later. Married Elizabeth JURY, a prostitute, and got VD from her so left her. She now living with Charlie CARLIE and claims Bertram tried to poison her. Married Elizabeth MARTIN, by whom he had a child already, named Bertha. Witness at second marriage was Charles DAWE, married to Louie JURY who is now using the name Mrs. LORD. No witnesses will testify, so never charged with bigamy.

BERWICK, Mrs.  Wrote from Collingwood in 1904, seeking location of her daughter who married John FLANNERY c1897, hasn’t seen her for four years.  6 pages, List 10.

BEVERIDGE, Thomas, c24yrs, sought by uncle Robert C. Beveridge, Sydney in 1904.  He is an orphan, and his grandmother in Scotland is anxious about him.  8p, List 11

BEVILAQUA, L., wrote from Hyde Park Adelaide in 1897 re unnamed son who was to leave Tasmania for Adelaide via Melbourne, and has not arrived.  Thinks he has gone ‘on a spree’ and then to look for work.  Asks if man’s body found on Keilor Plains is his son.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 40.

BHAI, Omer, 37 years and ALLEE or JAFFER, Mahomed, 27 years, deserted from the ship ‘City of Canberra’ in 1928; prohibited immigrants, they were arrested.  Described as ‘coloured British’.  Small photos of both and 3 pages, List 60.

BIANCHI, Mrs., wrote from Back Creek in 1903, suspicious that someone in Kalgoorlie is impersonating her son William, c23 years, butcher, and getting money from her.  Police there ascertain he’s in poor circumstances.  9 pages, List 67.

BICKETT, Patricia Angela.  Murdered 1914, Antonio SORO arrested.  Witnesses interviewed include her mother Maria, Mary JACKSON, a teacher, schoolboy Frank FRIMLEY, engineer John GRAHAM, printer Charles Melanchthon STAMPER.  Photo of Soro on file, which is very large.  List 3.

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.

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.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

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.

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.

BIRTHDAY MINE, Berringa.  Cyanide Manager T.J. COOTE reports loss of gold bullion from his case at O’FARRELL’s hotel.  General Manager E. Gordon ROSS requests police investigation.  14 pages, List 45.

BISHOP, George Francis, born London, 51 years, carpenter, died from overdose of morphine in Perth W.A. in 1898.  Wife Julia in East Brunswick claims he was poisoned by Robert HOLMES and his son Bertie, who used to live near them and also went to W.A.  Police doubt story.  27 pages, List 21.

BISHOP, Joseph, wrote from Broken Hill in 1897.  He married Edith Matilda EDWARDS in 1887.  She claimed to be the widow of Julius Ferdinand HALTERMANN, married 1881.  They are living apart and he seeks confirmation that she was a widow.  A sister is married to J.S. BUTTERS. 2 pages, List 20

BISHOP, Oswald Henry, deserted wife Rosetta Mary and their 7 year old son in 1912.  They were married in 1904 and he was an illusionist and travelled with a company of artists.  She is now living with her mother Mrs. Lavinia LONG at Malvern.  He uses names of “Pharos” and “Alma”, is 31 years, and possibly living with another woman.  He is found interstate and escorted back to Melbourne.  33 pages, List 34.

BLACK, George.  His son in law John LAWRENCE of Newry asks for police protection.  Black is due to be released from Sale prison and has threatned them.  4 pages, List 18.

BLACK, Martha, florist, Springvale, in 1904 reported in detail the strange and dangerous behaviour of her husband (unnamed).  She had previously been badly injured in a mining accident at Sebastopol.  21 pages, List 68.

BLACK, William of Diggora State School near Rochester, wrote in 1899 re Rebecca ANDERSON, in his employ, who wanted to know her parentage. She was put in Abbotsford Convent after her mother died and father attempted suicide. Police find she was born in Bathurst in 1875, her sister Mary in Dunolly in 1879. Their father James ANDERSON also used the name HENDERSON and had several convictions, but could not be located. 24 pages.

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.

BLACKMORE, William, c55 years, supposed to be at Wallaroo mines in 1901.  His wife wrote from Ballarat, has had no support from him since 1899.  16 pages, List 49.

BLACKNEY, Elizabeth, left Hamilton in 1896, and went to sister Maria WHITEHEAD’s home in Dimboola. Gave birth to illegitimate child Leslie John there which was to be adopted by them.  13 pages, List 50.

BLACKWELL, Richard H., died at Cheltenham in 1905; living apart from wife and family.  File re arrangements made and cost to government.  4 pages, List 64.

BLACKWELL, W.H., wrote from Mossman Central Mill, Port Douglas Nth Qld in 1903 re his brother Arthur Nishus George, miner, late of St. Just Cornwall, said to have died at Bendigo.  3 pages, List 67.

BLACKWOOD.  Arson attempt at Golden Bar Quartz Battery, known as Staughton’s battery, in 1896.  Mary JAMES, married, Golden Point, son Richard, Edward STEWART and Arthur SULLIVAN interviewed and testimony noted.  Hand drawn map on file.  Insurance Company seeks details.  24 pages, some hard to decipher.  List 37.

BLAIR, Charlotte, married, separated from husband, living with John Bamford BLACK near Dargo, died suddenly in 1898, leaving 7 month child Violet who is adopted by Mrs. FRENCH, sister in law of Oscar MESSENGER who suspects foul play in her death.  20 pages, List 22.

BLAIR, James.  Collingwood.  Complaint re larrikins, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

BLAKE, Alfred Francis, wrote from Condobolin NSW in 1894 re brother Edward Richard, a baker, 29 years, born Bermondsey, London, who left England in 1892; his parents have not heard since.  2 pages, List 41.

BLAKE, Thomas Jnr., wrote from Coolgardie WA in 1899 re his father of the same name.  He was a blacksmith, c48 years, working in Melbourne recently.  Mother and rest and family went to W.A. to work and haven’t heard from him; suffers from heart problem.  12 pages, List 42.

BLAND, Robert, sought by sister Mrs. C.G. DICKIE, Mount Pleasant, South Australia in 1901.  He is blind, has been in Melbourne.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

BLAND, William Oliver, left wife in Hawthorn in 1906 and went to Sydney.  Using name William Bernard Oliver he claimed to be a widower and persuaded Miss J. FERGIE of Darling Point to loan him money; they were to be married but he returned to Melbourne and she hadn’t heard from him, so asks police help to find him.  11 pages, List 26.

BLENKHORN, Mrs. Victor of Railton, Tasmania, wrote in 1938 re adoption of child of Dora May SMITH, late of Devonport, but now of Melbourne; needs form signed.  6 pages, List 2.

BLOSSE, E.F. Lyell, given money by Dr. W. MALONEY of Melbourne in 1899, to enable him to get to Mildura and employment, but borrows money there and disappears.  7 pages, List 25

BLOUSTEIN, Matilda and daughter Syra ‘connected with the dramatic profession’ charged with resisting and assaulting police after being served with an ejection order by estate agent P.M. DALY at Carlton in 1894. 21 pages, including letter of complaint from Bloustein.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BOMBING of Greek Club, Lonsdale St., 1928.  List of those injured, and details of various other bombings that occurred, blamed on wharf labourers opposed to ‘free’ labourers.  Photos of weapons and bombs, letters from informants, reports etc.  A very large file.  List 61.

BONDIETTI, Basilis, found guilty of murdering Carlo COMISTO near Seymour in 1876 and executed.  File covers various reports on him and his activities and disposal of his property.  29 pages, List 34.

BONE, Charles.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1898 re Thomas LUNEY/LOONEY who fathered his daughter Nancy Jane’s child in 1891, and was ordered to pay maintenance for 14 years, but went interstate and has not paid anything for 4 years.  11 pages, List 19.

BONIFACE, Jessie, removed from nurse Jessie PHILLIPS, Prahran, by her mother Jessie Dunlop Boniface in 1896, and died shortly afterwards.  Anonymous letter alleges ill-treatment.  Phillips then took in Willy O’NEIL, 8 months, mother Lizzie, single.  8 pages, List 37.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, Theodore, wrote from Marlo in 1895, seeking admission in the force.  2 pages, List 29.

BOYD’S AMERICAN PRESS AGENCY.  Report loss of bike in 1897.  Letterhead has photo of young men with bicycles.  2 pages, List 20.

BOYELDIEN, Mrs., North Melbourne, unknown woman found in dying condition in her home, and taken to hospital where she died, 1901.  Photo of woman taken in attempt to identify her, 45-50 years of age, said she came from Fitzroy.  1 page and photo.  List 52.

BOYLE, Charles, labourer, Fitzroy, bought land at St. Albans from Francis Henry WILLIAMSON alias MEROTT, but it was not owned by him.  Williamson arrested, but charge withdrawn.  Photo, 7 pages, List 58.

BOYNTON, Mrs., Footscray  Deserted by her husband in 1894.  James and John NANCE went surety for him but he has disappeared.  15 pages, List 24.

BRABENDER, Mrs. K.  of Woorinen via Swan Hill, wrote in 1938 re her daughter Amy, 18 yrs old, who was living with the MADDY family, and wanted to marry their son.  Asks police to stop arrangement and put her in a home.  5 pages, List 2.

BRACEGIRDLE, S.E. of Balmain NSW, wrote in 1883 re the ALDRED family. Her orphan servant girl belonged to the family.

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.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Frances, wife of Joseph, Foster; in 1901 took in Flora, child of Peter MICHEL to care for her, but he has failed to pay maintenance and in 1902 she seeks police help to locate him.  27 pages, List 61.

BRADSTREET, Mrs. E., North Melbourne, wrote in 1903 re her son Theodore James, not heard from for some months, was with McDonald exploring party in Qld.  Found.  7  pages, List 65.

BRADY, H.A., Royal Mail Hotel, Birregurra, formerly in police force, wrote in 1909 asking for a certificate of character; has been charged after assaulting a man who ‘behaved indecently’ towards of his sons.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADY, Thomas.  Formerly of 2/11th Regiment and N.S.W. police, applies for position in 1865.  5 pages, List 4.

BRADY, William. Murdered 1897. William Myles PHILLIPS arrested.

BRANCIFORTE, Sebastiano, and other Italians, injured when a bomb was thrown at the house they were living in at 15 Howard Street West Melbourne in 1928.  Others injured were Circio Guiseppe, Amento Santo, Cassone Salvatore and Angelo Limosanti.  14 pages, List 60.

BRANDER, Edwin, died 1876 aged 67 years; married Louisa DUNCAN in England, and had one daughter Louisa who married William PENNY.  Fanny CLARKE wrote from England in 1895 re family; her letter not on file.  Grandson William Penny of the Stock Exchange traced.  17 pages, List 29.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BRAY, Blanche. Barmaid at Pitt’s Café in Melbourne, 1874. Engaged to Mr. SNYDER, late agent for circus, but broken off. Flirted with Mathew O’SHANNESY and Sidney SMITH, then disappeared. Foul play suspected, but she returns to Mrs. PITT.

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.

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.

BREEN, Michael.  Wrote from Daysdale via Corowa, NSW in 1906, asking police to find his wife who has taken their four year old daughter and left with Larry WILLIAMS.  They have four other children.  3 pages, List 4.

BRENNAN, Ellen Agnes, c41 years, injured in a fire in 1905 and unable to work, so supported by charity for awhile, but police ask to find relatives; brother Charles, Bendigo, corn dealer located.  7 pages, List 64.

BRENNAN, John, left wife at Normanton in 1892, not heard from since.  Mrs. J. GOLDEN, Richmond, Qld, wrote in 1903 asking police to find him.  ‘Sister has been very ill for some months.’  He was a railway ganger, believed to be at Woodend.  Not found.  11 pages, List 66.

BRETHERTON, Dora nee WARBY, claimed in 1928 that Colin CRANE and Durham MARCEL, actor and stage manager, committed perjury in the court case Bretherton vs MAJOR in 1924.  A large file, it gives the background and traces the movements of the pair before they appeared in court.  List 58.

BREUR, Edward Adolph alias BRAUN alias MULHENS, enquired for by German Consul in Sydney in 1906. Married there as Braun, last heard of in Bendigo. Found. 7 pages, List 2.

BREWER, Andrew, left wife and 3 children in Ipswich Qld in 1895 and came to Melbourne for work; formerly in H.M. Navy and British Railways.  Rev. Alfred DAVIES of St Thomas’s church Ipswich writes.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

BREWSTER, Charles A., wrote from Barraba, NSW in 1902.  He is a mounted trooper there, 33 years old, would like to join Victorian police.  2 pages, List 61.

BRIDGES, Arthur, 12 years, accidentally run over by a train near Newport in 1900; lost leg.  Spencer John BARKMAN was with him.  2 pages, List 49.

BRISBANE POLICE wrote in 1896 asking for details of Stanley GRAHAM, who was awaiting trial there.  They had found a letter from sister Emma HORNE of Ballarat, who confirms that his real name is Horne and that he had been convicted in Victoria of a crime but she didn’t know details.  6 pages, List 37.

BRITTON, Albert.  Incomplete one page letter from Queenstown South Australia, 1919, written by wife.  He left her 2 yrs ago, was believed to be with his sister Lucille.  Rest of file missing.  1 page, List 3.

BROADBENT, Audrey, in 1928 made pregnant by Edward WEBSTER, who arranged an abortion by Mary SCHAFER of Middle Park.  Audrey’s mother Frances reports her suspicions to police who investigate.  A large file, List 58.

BROADWOOD, Mary, Bute, South Australia, wrote in 1903, asking advice as to whether she could marry again, as has met someone.  Married when 16 to Frederick Broadwood at Mt. Eccles in 1890, after 8 years he deserted her and their 4 children for another woman.   4 pages, List 464.

BROCKWAY, T., Broken Hill, concerned about sister Annie in 1901, now living with her sister at Blackburn; she has been in the Adelaide Asylum and is now acting strangely.  9 pages, List 52.

BRODRIBB, R.H., St. Arnaud, 1905; applies to join police force, 21 years.  Brother Malcolm concerned, has gone missing.  10 pages, List 23.

BROMLEY, Mrs. Used by police to trap abortionists, 1898.

BROMLEY, Edward.  Deserted wife Jemima in Richmond, after drawing up maintenance agreement in 1901.  In 1904 she writes from interstate, asking police to find him.  8 pages, List 10.

BROOKS, Charles, Traralgon, Gippsland, applied to join force in 1901 but in the meantime charged with theft.  3 pages, List 51.

BROOKS, Frederick Augustus alias F.J. DESMOND.  Deserted wife Elizabeth and five children at Hawthorn in 1896.  He is a traveller with cyclorama entertainments.  BEST & HALL, solicitors, Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1900, seeking his whereabouts.  9 pages, List 44.  CONNECTION FOUND

BROOMFIELD, William, sought by niece Matilda BRODIN of Canterbury, NSW in 1897.  Was in Victorian police force c30 years ago.  Copy of letter from Royal Irish Constabulary on file.  6 pages, List 38.

BROPHY, Francis, 15 years, died at Braybrook in 1900, son of Sarah.  ‘This child was an idiot since birth …’.  7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, George, deserted wife Robina at Clunes in 1899.  A miner, 24 years, believed to have taken ship to Sydney under an alias with Mrs. ARMSTRONG and her child.  File mainly concerns police failure to produce warrant in time to prevent trip.  40 pages, List 25.

BROWN, James, wrote from Winton Qld in 1906 re his stepfather Frank DE WELDON, whose wife and children he has supported for 2 years.  He has heard that De Weldon died in Ballarat in 1905 and estate was to be left to him.   Report reveals he was destitute.  7 pages, List 26.  CONNECTION FOUND

BROWN, John Hall.  Wife wrote from Otford, Illawarra Line, NSW in 1905, seeking his whereabouts.  They were from the U.K., arriving c1904.  He went to Ballarat and she hasn’t heard from him nor received any maintenance.  She has 5 children to support.  Not found.  6 pages, List 23.

BROWN, Martha, wife of James, died Macedon 1866, child James also died.  Allegation of neglect of child is raised with police; family lived at Middle Gully and another child had previously drowned.  10 pages, List 35.

BROWN, Sarah, Green Park, Horsham, deserted by husband Peter in 1904.  4 pages, List 68.

BROWN, Violet Muriel, wife of John, mother of Muriel Jean, 3 years, Sarah 5years and Walter 2 years, reports that someone has sexually interfered with Muriel in 1919.  Police find she suffered an accident, no evidence of assault.  10 pages, List 31.

BROWNE, Graham, Dr.  Wife Isabella, Fitzroy, wrote in 1900, asking discreet enquiries into him.  He had gone to Western Australia as Medical Officer at Mount Magnet Hospital, and was to write, but hasn’t done so.  Police find he is an alcoholic.  13 pages, List 48.

BRUCE, A., Boisdale.  Wrote in 1910, has a motor bike, is 17 years old; queries refusal to give him a licence.  3 pages, List 54.

BRUCE, Alfred, deserted wife Amy at Alberton in 1901.  He was 25-30 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

BRUCE, Henry George, deserted wife and 3 children.  In 1899 Rev. J.B. RONALD of South Melbourne asks police to trace him; believed to be in Mount Bischoff in Tasmania; not found.  11 pages, List 41.

BRUNT, Mrs. Allen.  Wrote two letters from Burwood near Sydney in 1903; she had seen a newspaper report of a Kate MORGAN deserting her adopted child and wonders if this is her sister Kate Margaret HALL, who is ‘mentally afflicted’ and was last heard of going to Melbourne.  Police report it is not the same person – Morgan was the wife of a farmer at Nar Nar Goon, and her maiden name was TREACY.  8 pages, List 6.

BRUTON, Mrs. Caroline, writes from Adelaide in 1906 re her 15 year old grand-daughter Alice PHELAN who has gone to Melbourne.  Police find she is working for Mr. BEACONSFIELD, tobacconist of Collingwood.  Postcard and letter on file.  13 pages, List 26.

BRYCE, Christina, daughter of Thomas and Christina, adopted by James DAVIS of Epsom in 1861.  Her brother Thomas apprenticed to butcher John TERRANS of Bendigo.  Report from Coroner on proceedings which followed death of mother.  5 pages, List 13.

BRYSON, Houston Stewart.  Information sought by daughter living in Middle Park in 1900.  He was a contractor/builder, c61 years, believed to be in Bairnsdale district.  Found.  12 pages, List 43.

BUBONIC PLAGUE, 1900.  Series of reports on various outbreaks in Melbourne.  Places mentioned were 1 Rouse St., Port Melbourne, 132 Westgarth St., Fitzroy, occupied by Alfred HANDS and a hoax on Mr ALLARD who lived in Ashley St., Brighton.  Large file.  List 44.

BUCK, Andrew Alexander, wrote from Sydney in 1900 re Thomas TUMETH, who had left there with Buck’s wife and son Frederick and gone to Melbourne; was using name THOMPSON.  Another letter in 1907.  20 pages, List 70.

BUCK, Arthur, sentenced to death for murder of Kate NAUGHTON in 1906.  Background given; born Victoria, 27 years.  Kate lived with Silas MOYLE under name of McNULTY; her husband James Naughton is in gaol.  She had lived with Buck previously.  7 pages, List 27.

BUCKMASTER, George, Private Enquiry Agent, wrote from Buxgunyah, Woolloongabba, Qld, in 1896 on behalf of the mother of James and William MURNANE, natives of Midleton, Co. Cork Ireland, who were last heard of in Gippsland.  She is anxious to hear from them.  Not found despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 36.

BULLEN, Leopold R., died Melbourne Hospital in 1890.  Unnamed brother in U.S.A. seeks details of his estate in 1894; original letter not on file. 9 pages, List 38.

BURGESS, Madame and COLLINS, Miss.  Continental Tea Rooms, St. Kilda; worried about soldiers attacking their premises, 1916.  List 6.

BURGESS, Francis T., left his 3 girls with Miss Eliza Mulqueeny and went to Western Australia.  She failed to support them, and one was adopted, while Ellen and Olive went to their aunt Mrs. Jane GLEW of Footscray, who maintained them until 1900, when she wrote to police asking them to locate him and get him to pay for their care.  She had 7 children of her own, and a sick husband.  Police locate him.  22 pages, List 44.

BURGESS, Richard, charged and found guilty of rape of Elizabeth PARSONS at Trentham in 1900.  Details of case.  43 pages, List 47.

BURKE, James. Charged with indecent assault on Stella HOLDERNESS, 8 year old daughter of Charlton postmaster in 1881. Burke was a postal employee. 22 pages, List 2.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Hope St., Geelong, complained of treatment by police in 1905. Report states she is delusional; son Patrick and daughter Mary had both attempted suicide.  3 pages, List 52.

BURKE, Rickard, chief correspondent, Taxation Department NSW, wrote a five page letter in 1900, asking for a confidential report on his wife she is ‘young, dressy and very pretty’.  She went as a lady’s maid to someone in Melbourne, but he suspects she had an affair with PATON who left Sydney at the same time. A second letter cancels request.  7 pages, List 45.

BURKE, Robert O’Hara, hairdresser, Hampton.  Wrote to police in 1915 re his niece Lillian Evelyn YOUNG, of Sebastopol, who answered a letter for a domestic servant and was asked to go to a house in South Yarra, run by Mrs. Margaret WARDLEY or LEIGH, and found it was a ‘house of assignation’.  Wardley has a friend James O’DWYER.  Interview with Young on file.  13 pages, List 2.

BURKE, William, taken from parents by police when 8 years old, now 21 and asks details of location of parents and siblings John, Mary and Thomas, in 1898.  Police find they were admitted to the Industrial Schools, both parents, William and Annie were drunkards.  He was fostered out to a Mrs. Kane of Bendigo.  He wrote from Cunningham in Gippsland, but had left there by the time report forwarded.  They attempt to find him.  18 pages, List 21.

BURKE, William, c60 yrs, born Ireland, living at Mt Blowhard, found in a destitute and dying condition and admitted to hospital in Melbourne, 1905. 4pages, List 11.

BURNETT, Matthew. Reformer, 1879 poster.

BURNS, Elizabeth, died suddenly at Burnley in 1900, c24 years, living with father and sister.  2 pages, List 51.

BURNS, Flora, died after alleged abortion by chemist READER at Warracknabeal in 1901; exhumation of body, costs to police etc.  Large file, List 51.

BURNS, James, farmer, residing near Melbourne, fleeced at Flemington race course in 1891 by two men he subsequently identified as Henry MILLER and Alick BELL, who were from Sydney.  Asks police to deal with them; report states they are aided by George ADAMS who lives with brothel keeper Charlotte CAIN.  6 pages, List 55.

BURROWS, E., Greytown near Nagambie; wrote in 1903 complaining of Amelia SMITH’s morals; her sister is living with – GORDON, and has 3 children by him.  10 pages, List 65.

BURTON, Mary Ann, old age pensioner, died 1917, buried Tallangatta cemetery; son Samuel was to pay costs, but cleared off.  George H. FRANKS, cemetery trust secretary, tried to gain access to her remaining pension money, held in post office, to pay costs.  Supported by local police.  8 pages, List 19.

BUSH FIRES CONFERENCE re prevention of, conducted by Minister of Forests A.F. RICHARDSON, MLC.  A very large file which covers 1927/1928.  List 60.

BUSHBY, Charles, condemned to death by shooting of police Sergeant HYLAND in 1885.  10 pages, List 57.

BUTCHER, Mrs. Elsie, wrote from Hobart Tasmania in 1919 re husband Henry George.  A private in 5th Battalion he had returned to Melbourne but hadn’t arrived there yet, and she is concerned.  Photo of him in uniform on file.  Found in Richmond, by which time she has joined him.  12 pages, List 21.  See Introduction re photograph copying.

BUTLER, Mrs. Anne, farmer, Eden Park, Woodstock near Donnybrook, wrote letters in 1903, complaining of various things.  She was widowed in 1872, has 9 children.  15 pages, List 64.

BUTLER, David.  Murdered at Mansfield in 1899.  Large file.  List 17.

BUTLER, Ellen, Clifton Hill, died in 1900 after abortion by Isabella Elizabeth DOWNEY who was charged with murder.  Expenses claim by medical man etc.  7 pages, List 44.

BUTLER, Hannah.  Wrote two letters in 1898 re her son Thomas W. Butler, a hairdresser, last heard from in Melbourne.  One letter was from Ultimo, the other from Pyrmont.  Found.  17 pages, List 3.

BUTLER, Maggie, fell through skylight of Prince of Wales Hotel, Geelong, in 1896 and later died in hospital.  Was a domestic there; relatives in Ballarat collect body.  Fellow servant Emily McKirdy’s testimony on file.  7 pages, List 30.

BUTT, Charles, wrote from Bulumwaal in 1894, complaining of Charles AH HING who kept a disreputable shanty there.  Ah Hing also wrote to department about attitude of local Sergt of police; he employed a young girl named MOONEY to help his European wife.  Newspaper cutting on file show that Ah Hing was charged with wounding James AH KEW at Bairnsdale.  20 pages, List 24.

BUTTOLPH, Robert, died in Melbourne hospital in 1900; single, clerk, 64 years, had cut his own throat.  9 pages, List 49.

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CADZOW, John.  Information sought in 1904 by wife Maggie, wrote on letterhead of KRICHELDORFF Studios, Melbourne; found interstate.  6 pages, List 68.

CAHILL, J.J., applied to join force in 1895 but was rejected on medical grounds because of cold.  Seeks another examination, but fails that as well.  Was born 1875, a telegraph messenger at Pyramid Hill.  7 pages, List 29.

CAHILL, Cornelius James, deserted wife Mary in Western Australia; found in Adelaide in 1900.  File re cost of extradiction.  12 pages, List 44.

CALCOTT, David, deserted wife at Trentham in 1867.  Head Teacher at Common School, Robert BICKHAM (??) writes on her behalf.  Calcott was last heard of near Wickliffe.  2 pages, List 35.

CALDER, M.S., secretary of the Tatura Hospital Sports Committee, asked Chief Commissioner in 1901 if Constable James KELLY  (Hercules) could again perform feats of strength at their carnival.  Posters of 1900 and 1901 event on file, and previous correspondence.  Permission refused as Kelly had recently behaved badly.  20 pages, List 52.

CALDWELL, William, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1905 re his son George, who had stowed away on a ship to Melbourne with Arthur ISLES and Leslie McGRATH and was sentenced to gaol.  Asks police help to return him home.  6 pages, List 63.

CALLAWAY, William Joseph, deserted wife Blanche, Mosmans Bay, NSW in 1904; frequents gambling places.  Robert W. FRASER also writes.  11 pages, List 68.

CALNIN, Michael,  sought by wife in Clifton Hill, in 1903; last heard of at Bena butter factory, they have 6 children and he has not sent maintenance.  6 pages,       List 6.

CAMERON, A.M., Hamilton, applied for Mounted Police in 1898, 21 years, born there.  1 page, List 20.

CAMERON, Henry, c20 years, charged with several offences at Dromana in 1919, including theft from Roy KIDMAN, Ralph and Mildred STENNETT and Clive Prell FAIRBAIRN, who employed him briefly.  Elizabeth MITCHELL, maid, mentioned, and letter from Mrs. M.R. FAIRBAIRN on file.  Cameron is c20 years old.  30 pages, List 27.

CAMERON, Maggie, 12 years old in 1900, daughter of John and Annie, Port Melbourne, alleges assault by several boys, Harry WEEGE (10 years) , Richard BENDER (12 years), Jack CROFT (6 years and Albert BRIGHT (10 years).  9 pages, List 49.

CAMERON, Mrs. May, wrote from Ballarat East in 1899, asking confidential report on prisoner EVANS alias Samuel PRICE, believes he may be her brother, hasn’t heard from him for 4 years.  He was a plumber, born 1870.  Reply confirms not him.  7 pages, List 42.

CAMPBELL, Alexander, scene painter, went from Sydney to Melbourne in 1895 with theatre crowd; wife seeks his whereabouts.  He had signed the pledge but ‘when he gets the demon he will go awry for days and days.’  9 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Peter. Bush missionary, killed by train, 1886.

CAMPBELL, Roy Malcolm, charged with larceny on Edward George KENT, Carlton, in 1928.  He was a printer, 23 years; group photo on file, 5 pages, List 60.

CANHAM, Kate, wrote from Fairfield in 1900.  Was forced to place her son with William MENTON of the Mission Schools in Melbourne, and he sent him to J. SELLICK, farmer at South Jeffcott.  Her son hasn’t answered her letters.  Found.  7 pages, List 47.

CANHAM, William, old age pensioner, Collingwood, jumped into Yarra river in 1909 and rescued by Alfred Percy PULMAN.  4 pages, List 53.

CAPON, William, labourer, drowned at Woolert in 1896, letters from relatives George Capon, Westcombe Park and Charles Capon, Cockayne Hatley, on file.  14 pages, List 50.

CARBIS, James, died at Narrandera Hospital NSW in 1900.  Local Registrar asks for family details, but no relatives traced in Victoria.  11 pages, List 46.

CARBUHN, James and Mary.  Charged with ill-treating Eva Rosena MURRAY at Sorrento.  Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children investigates; notes on file.  Witness Elena MELROSE.  Case dismissed.  Large file, List 3.

CAREWTHERS (CARRUTHERS?) Mrs. Mary, Abbotsford, took Lysol and admitted to hospital in 1918.  Report on.  4 pages, List 69.

CAREY, Emil, wrote from Village Settlement, Yarragon in 1896 re wife who went to Melbourne for medical treatment 5 weeks prior, and hasn’t returned.  Police find she had been with her sister Mrs. KAYE.  7 pages, List 29.

CAREY, Emil.  Wrote from Gippsland in 1904, re his two daughters Mabel and Ida; had not heard from them.  4 pages, List 11.

CAREY, Francis Ambrose, Cairns, Qld., applied to join Vic. police in 1909, had been in South African police.  Copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 55.

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.

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.

CARNIE, Robert, South Melbourne, wrote in 1904 asking to join police force.  Has seen service in South Africa twice.  Applied in 1903 and told service snot 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.

CARR, William Watson, arrested and convicted of murder of Margaretta WILLIAMS at Wonthaggi in 1928.  They were sweethearts in Gateshead on Tyne England, but she broke off the relationship and came to Victoria.  Photo of Carr; very large file, List 60.

CARROLL, Frank and Billy ROBERTSON, took part in boxing competition in 1912.  Robertson collapsed and taken to hospital; report on event.  6 pages, List 32.

CARSLAKE, John Patrick, charged with shop breaking and stealing jewellery from Stella PALFREY in 1928.  Large file, List 57.

CARSON, Samuel Morris. Also known as MORRIS. Bigamy case 1887; married Johanna PATEZELNR and Annie MORRIS.

CARTER’S PTY. LTD., 101-103 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, tailors and mercers.  A fire broke out in 1928; manager Barnet GOLDSTEIN and nightwatchman Frank MITCHELL (Sth Melbourne)  interviewed, along with directors Solomon DAVIS and Solomon LYONS.  13 pages, lIST 60.

CARTER, Blanche, 14 years, California Gully, found to have venereal disease in 1899.  Father John, widower, had engaged Margaret HOPE as housekeeper to keep an eye on her, and she discovered that something was wrong and took her to a doctor.  Blanche alleged that her brother in law George BOSELEY was the offender; her sister Ada was married to his brother.  Ada warned her not to say anything, and the father would not agree to a prosecution, so case dropped.  Warning; the material is quite confronting.  30 pages, List 38.

CARTER, 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, 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.

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.

CASWELL, John Henry. Wife Ellen ran off with Thomas RING, a 36 year old fireman, in 1894. He charged her with larceny, and pestered police about finding her until 1899. In 1894 an unknown woman suicided in Melbourne. She was believed to be Grace Elizabeth LANE, the former wife of George Lane of Adelaide. Photos of the dead woman, and one of Grace Lane are on the file, as well as details of Grace’s background. In 1899 Caswell claimed the dead woman was his wife, which police dispute. Large file, List 2.

CATCHLOVE, Eva, wrote from Surrey Hills in 1900, asking discreet enquiry for her husband A.H., at Norseman in WA.  He was not providing maintenance.  Found and explanation given.  4 pages, List 47.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

CAULFIELD, Catherine, widow of the late Sergeant Caulfield, wrote from Sydney in 1900.  Her daughter Ellen was seduced by John BUTLER (alias BROOKS), c35 years, Tasmanian, and had a child by him.  She sought maintenance, and it was claimed he was married with five children, and believed in Melbourne.  20 pages, List 45.

CAVANAGH, Charles.  Died at Dunolly in 1918, aged 49yrs.  Letter from wife Emily asking confirmation of death; he deserted 24 yrs ago, they were married in 1891.  His brothers Patrick at Yarraville and William at Glenhuntly approached to pay burial expenses, but decline.  Emily is now living with – STOKES/STAKES.  8 pages, List 3.

CHADWICK, Mrs., wrote from Brunswick in 1894 re her husband Joseph, c35 years, believed to be at Adelaide; she is in straightened circumstances.  Found.  9 pages, List 38.

CHAFFEY, Miss, Queenscliff, 1900.  Anonymous letter claims she gave birth to a child fathered by J.A. MOORE of the V.R.R.A.A., who has now passed the test to enter police force, and queries his character.  2 pages, List 44.

CHAMBERS, Francis Joseph.  Died at St. Kilda in 1930, of food poisoning.  File re widow Jessie Ellen’s letter of complaint about police investigations.  26 pages, List 3.

CHAMBERS, Dr. Matthew, died suddenly at Rosebery, late of Hopetoun.  Arrangements re funeral and costs; wife at Balmoral writes she can’t afford to pay them, says he was an alcoholic, cousin William in Fitzroy also declines.  Brother James, solicitor, Durham England, does so.  18 pages, List 36.

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, Percy, c21 years, died suddenly at the Grand National Tower Hotel, Ascot Vale in 1900; was a boarder.  4 pages, List 50.

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. CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

CHEVERS, Norman Michael.  Charged with larceny by Norman JENKINS, Foster, Foster & Co., tea merchants in 1928; was a traveller for them.  Ex captain int he British Army.  6 pages, List 58.

CHEYNE, Phillipa Mary Ellen, Collingwood, reports theft of money by William HAZARD, 21 years, in 1906.  Small photo of him on file, plus 1 page report.  List 50.

CHINESE LOTTERIES.  File relating to selling lottery tickets in inner Melbourne by various Chinese in 1895; samples on file, and reports on various cases.  LUEY LEE asked for more money to continue to help police.  Edward TREAGUER, interpreter, also writes.  43 pages, List 30.

CHRISTIAN, James.  Unknown male found drowned in Yarra in 1895 identified as him.  Wife Catherine Edith, living in Redfern Sydney informed.  Gruesome photo of him on file.  28 pages List 25.  See introduction re copies of photographs.

CHRISTIE, 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

CLAIR, W., working at El Dorado in 1895, applied to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 28.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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, Ethel May, born Carlton 1879 and register as such, but mother was Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) NORBURN, wife of William.  In 1881 he sought a copy of a police report on the case; this was denied.  17 pages, List 58.

CLIFFORD, Irene. Born Casterton 1892, mother Edith WEDD, schoolgirl, and father Timothy RYAN, her teacher. Adopted by Wesleyan Missionaries named Clifford, and subsequently gave birth to illegitimate child in 1908, claiming Enoch TONKIN is father. New Zealander Dan CLARKE, a butcher, and Edward DAWKINS also involved. Her testimony unreliable, no charge laid.  36 pages, List 5.

CLIFFORD, Mrs. J., Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1905 asking police help to get her daughter Elizabeth away from Mr. PHILLIPS, a travelling showman now in Melbourne.  Letters from mother and daughter on file.  Elizabeth is using the name Maud LINDEN and a card states she is a ‘champion lady boxer.’  21 pages, List 65.

CLIFTON, S.E. Writes 3 letters from Corowa in 1920, seeking location of his sisters Gertrude and Mrs. W.H. EVANS.  James GRIGG of Melbourne handles family’s affairs, he is eccentric, a remittance man.  15 pages, List 3.

CLOTHIER, Charles. Confined in Swan Hill lockup as a lunatic following a drinking spree; was a publican from Euston in N.S.W. File re payment to local woman Elizabeth PICKEN who looked after him. 5 pages, List 2.

COADE, Annie, Chilwell, tailoress, living with aunt in 1900, applied to have illegitimate children Peter Francis, born 1893 and Violet May, born 1894, put into Industrial School system.  9 pages, List 47.

COCKROFT, Elijah, cut throat of step sister Fanny MOTT in 1894.  Large file with lots of personal details on background of Mott, Millman and Cockroft families.  Murder weapon found after he had been executed and still on file.  List 41.

CODE, Catherine, wife of Alfred, charged with drowning her child Bessie in Albert Park Lake in 1902.  Brief prepared and copy on file, but case dropped.  20 pages, List 63.

COFFEY, Charles, charged with larceny in Melbourne in 1900 under name of Arthur Wilson.  Previously employed at Orwell Boarding House Beechworth; would appear to be a youth.  3 pages, List 45.

COFFEY, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane, wrote from Omeo in 1907, reporting the wife of Frank KING is neglecting her children; she was formerly of a servant of Sergt KENNEDY, killed by Kelly gang.  Police report gives her a bad character, wife of James, a cripple.  5 pages, List 44.

COFFEY, J.  Sgt of Police, Ararat, writes in 1910 re professional spieler and gambler Michael HASSETT who defrauded his son of various goods, worth £100.  His son manages a watchmaker’s shop.  11 pages, List 24.

COFFEY, T.V., Culcairn, NSW.  Wrote in 1906 asking to be re-admitted to police force; resigned to help mother retain her farm there.  Refused.  3 pages, List 69.

COHEN, John. Murdered 1892 at Stirling or Haunted Creek. Large file covering 1892-97, and another of 1894.

COLDIN, Mrs. Florence, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1905 re her sister Mrs. ROW of Williamstown.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

COLSON, -. Narbethong murder, 1891. Very large file.

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.

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, 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.

COODE ISLAND. File re illegal stripping of bark there, 1890s; fisherman and ferry operator named.

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 (11years) 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, 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.

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.

COOPER, William, clerk, 23 years, employed by Thomas W. Cooper, merchant, St. Kilda.  In 1928 cashed a cheque, kept money and disappeared.  Two photos of him on file, one with sheep; 2 pages, List 60.

COOTE, Audley, 19 years, 1905 report on him, ‘has a deformed and hideous face’ and attempts to get him into care.  He lives with an aunt Mrs. BENSLEY at Richmond.  His mother is Mrs. Margaret ATKINSON, Newport.  4 pages, List 64.

COPAS, Henry W., nurseyman, Wirrabara, Sth Australia, wrote in 1896 re R. WILSON of South Yarra who advertised dogs for sale, but never forwarded them after payment was sent, but fobbed Copas off.  Police report his real name is William Wilson and that he makes his living by fraud.  Copas wishes to prosecute, but Wilson clears off, deserting his wife in the process.  She takes out a maintenance order and he is arrested.  25 pages, List 37.

COPPOCK, Mrs. M. Wrote from Bowden South Australia in 1900 re her husband Arthur Herbert, who had deserted her. He had served in the NSW Naval Contingent that went to China. She saw a death of Robert Coppock in Victorian paper and wonders if he is a relation. Police ascertain no connection.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, George Edwin.  Deserted wife in W.A., secuded daughter of Mrs. CHAPMAN of Colac and had a child be 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.

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.

CRABTREE, Marion, wrote from Bundaberg Qld in 1899 re her son J.R., who telegraphed her for money for his return passage from Melbourne but has not arrived.  He was 30 years, well educated ‘is very clever with pen and pencil’.  12 pages, List 38.

CRAIG, WILLIAMSONS & THOMAS.  Warehouse fire 1897; background of Richard PEEBLES sought.  Large file, some water damaged and difficult to read.  List 20

CRAIGH, Rupert, child, accidentally kicked by a police horse in Melbourne in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 49.

CRANE, Barney.  Anonymous letter of 1919 alleges he has committed bigamy under the name of Robinson.  Police find he is living with Agnes THOMPSON and they have two children.  Crane says he married Louisa MULDER fourteen years ago and she deserted him.  5 pages, List 4.

CRANFIELD, Arthur, deserted wife and 3 children c1897.  In 1900 she asks police to find him, and he is located in South Australia, but declines to provide maintenance.  8 pages, List 45.

CRAVEN, Thomas, wrote from Bendigo in 1895, wishing to join police force.  He was 20 years old.  2 pages, List 28.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Catherine, wife of George, died suddenly at Windsor in 1900; had been bedridden for some years.  5 pages, List 51.

CRAWFORD, William of Skipton.  Applies to join police force in 1906, but gave wrong age, so denied admittance. George RUSSELL of Langi Willi writes supporting letter.  3 pages, List 5.

CREE, Rosie Christina, 16yrs, sister of Mrs. JONES, taken from Miss SUTHERLAND’s Homes by BLAIR family of Alberton, to help on farm, 1905.  They sell out and go overseas, and she is taken in by farmer Arthur WARREN and wife.  Rosie claimed Warren sexually assaulted her; taken by neighbour Dave JONES to KEATING family who look after her.  Also claims a sexual relationship with Jones, who is to marry someone else.  Her letters to her sister on file, as is statement by Ernest Henry CAUGHEY.  26 pages, List 3.

CRESWELL, Joseph, fell down abandoned mine shaft at Pitfield in 1896; working there with Francis McCAFFERY.  Large file re attempt to recover body and payment due to George COMMONS, John REID, Patrick MATHEWS, Thomas BROWN, who helped recover it, and which govt department should pay costs.  List 38.

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.

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.

CROFT, Jane, 33 years, single, mother of 4 living children, made allegation of sexual assault against Constable HORNIBROOK at Kyneton in 1895, withdrew it, then took him to court for maintenance of her baby in 1896.  Very detailed information on the file, she is described as ‘a depraved, vicious, violet and most untruthful creature’.  She admits that Gavan Stewart WALLACE is the father of one of her children; her letters to him on file.  Case thrown out of court.  22 pages, List 37.

CROFT, Katherine, died in hotel in Melbourne in 1900, licensee Henry THOMPSON; found by servant Bella MIDDLETON.  Living apart from husband Thomas, a farmer, at Myrtleford.  23 pages, List 47.

CROLL, Mrs. Barbara, Mooroopna. Wrote a number of complaints from 1903 – 1905 that fruit from their orchard was being stolen ; detailed investigation undertaken, and comments about family on file.  29 pages, List 63.

CRONAN, Mrs. Emily.  Attempted suicide in 1920, taken to hospital by police, no charges laid.  7 pages, List 24.

CRONIN, Denis, Melbourne, applies for plain clothes force in 1905, 29 years, born Sydney, newly arrived in Melbourne, formerly in Transvaal. Negative comment on file.  6 pages, List 52.

CRONIN, Edward, in 1900 found to be destitute, and arrangements made to take him to Bendigo Benevolent Home.  9 pages, List 47.

CROOKS, Victor Norman, deserted illegitimate child Victor Clive, son of Elizabeth BODY of Carisbrook, in 1906.  In 1907 he was found interstate.  8 pages, List 44.

CROSBIE/CROSBY/CROSSLEY, Clara. Lost in bush in Lilydale in 1885. File re search and finding her and unflattering report on her family.

CROSBY, Catherine.  Enquiry from Master in Lunacy, 1868, re her property, which was sold.  Letter from her 1869 protesting this and explanation of police actions.  28 pages, List 4.

CROSS, Samuel John, committed suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1902 and buried by cousin.  Information sought by son John in Surry Hills NSW.  8 pages, List 63.

CROSSLEY, Mrs. Lily, wife of Frank, actor, assaulted by an unknown male at Albert Park in 1901.  Very detailed description of injuries inflicted, and anonymous letter claiming she was mistaken for someone else, as well as details of investigations, and a letter from father in law Harry Crossley, Richmond.  32 pages, List 53.

CROSTHWAITE, Benjamin.  See SOURIAN, Lilith.

CROTON, William John, returned soldier, farming at Raluana near Rupanyup.  Charged with carnal knowledge of his stepdaughter Mavis Croton in 1928.  Warning: this is quite a confronting file; employee Leonard Charles WHITE helped her to report to police.  Letters from her on file and copy of her testimony.  21 pages, List 59.

CROUCH, George.  Wife left him and their four children in 1919; he subsequently deserted the children.  They were placed in the Hope of Hope Collingwood for a period.  Letter from their grandmother in Sydney, seeking their whereabouts in 1920.  9 pages, List 3.

CROY, Joseph, robbed in Melbourne in 1907.  Offenders identified and sent to trial.  He lost a job in NSW while waiting for case to be heard; asks financial help.  4 pages, List 44.

CUGNET, M. Gaston; manager Mr. Maitland asks police presence on occasion of flying exhibition at Altona in 1910; agreed to.  4 pages, List 24.

CUISS, Augustus Andrew, 27 years, died after treatment by Chinese doctor James LAMSET of Bendigo in 1895.  Report on case and copy of newspaper article.  16 pages, List 27.

CULNANE, A. wrote from ‘Thugga’ Morven via Culcairn in 1898, asking help to locate her husband who went to Melbourne and has not returned.  He is a cripple.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

CULKIN, M.W., Melbourne, wrote two strange letters in 1912, complaining of larrikins and police.  7 pages, List 32.

CULKIN, Martin William.  Wrote two letters in 1894, complaining of alleged assault and police inaction; report on his allegations, 18 pages, List 13.

CULLEY, Lilian, wrote from Bondi Sydney in 1901, asks police to trace her brother Gordon Samuel Culley, adopted by G. OLIVER of Horsham c14 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

CUMBLE, Susan, 69 years, died at Braybrook in 1903 and buried at government expense.  Assets sold to pay costs and Isabella DEMPSTER reimbursed.  14 pages, List 66.

CUMMINS, Henry James and Thomas Michael and Henry NICHOLLS,tried at Children’s Court Melbourne in 1919, with breaking and entering shop of George Arthur HUDSON.  Witnesses Alexander John BLYTH and Richard Morton Lyell PIKE.  6 pages.  Henry charged with further offences.  8 pages, List 27.

CUMMINS, Philip, died at Mitcham in 1905, buried at government expense.  File details unsuccessful attempt to get sons Philip and John and daughters Mrs. HUNT and Mrs. ROBERTSON to pay costs.  14 pages, List 26.

CUNNINGHAM, Lilian May, employed at the Epidemic Hospital at the Exhibition in 1919, asks Clifford Henry NEWBERY, an orderly there, to mind her jewellery, but he pawns it instead.  14 pages List 31.

CUNNINGHAM, William Duncan, died suddenly in Fitzroy in 1894, 44 years.  Medical evidence states not suspicious, but James WALLACE, Pitt St Sydney, writes to police that a boarder – BLAKE (real name CAPPER) claimed he was poisoned in mistake for his wife Mary on whom he (Blake) had taken out a life assurance policy.  Police inclined to dismiss claim, but Blake returns and visits her.  (A most bizarre case.)  24 pages, List 38.

CURRAN, Mrs. Eileen, wrote from Fitzroy in 1917 complaining about the arrest of her husband William Edward Curran, a military deserter, without a warrant.  Detailed report on file.  11 pages, List 70.

CURRELL, James, left home in Albert Park in 1895 and disappeared.  Formerly a cab driver, 68 years, separated from second wife, had 3 daughters by a former marriage.  Relations FOGG family mentioned.  Report in 1901 when widow applies for probate.  Large file.  List 51.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee. Charged with behaving in an indecent manner after being seen urinating in a gutter, 1915. Attempts to get case dropped; is the son of the late John, one of the founders of Melbourne etc. Was a sharebroker and former banker, and was well-known as ‘an honest man but I preserved my character as a gentleman, the rogues did not.’

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.

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, 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.

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, Francis Michael, jockey.  Location sought by solicitors WALLACE & Son of Sydney in 1900; file reveals he is living with a brothel keeper called CROSBIE.  10 pages, List 46.

DALWOOD, Norman Lawrence, assaulted Margaret Dalwood at Carlton in 1928.  38 years, known to police.  Photo of him with child, and one page report.  List 60.

DALY, John, late of Sydney, died in 1874 on board steamer You Yangs, 76 years.  File re disposal of assets.  9 pages, List 31.

DALY, Mary.  Wrote from Sydney in 1905 re Edward DU VERGUR, who had deserted his wife Maria.  She is looking after her, but can’t continue.  7 pages, List 8.

DAMOND FAMILY, Ashburton, accidently poisoned in 1900 after eating decomposed meat.  3 pages, List 50.

DANGERFIELD, Mrs. St. Kilda, 1894. Wants to adopt her daughter’s illegitimate child, which is not expected to live. Daughter in hospital and husband being treated for ‘brain trouble’. Asks no inquest when child dies as it will upset husband; department agrees.

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.

DANIELS, F.W., public servant, Kalinga, Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1938 re his wife, son Harold and unnamed daughter, who were living in Hawthorn.  He is divorced and has been supporting them, but they refuse to answer his letters.  Gives detailed background to case.  10 pages, List 2.

DANISH CLUB caretaker Julius SVANSKJER fell down stairs and injured himself in 1909; report on, 4 pages, List 53.

DANN, Edith May, nee JOYNER, charged with bigamy 1930; married Frank Dann at Footscray in 1927 and subsequently Walter Wm. WARNHAM.  13 pages, List 2.

DARLING HOTEL, Richmond.  Anonymous letter in 1902 that police frequent the place.  Report states not true, and that a rival Miss Hannah DUGGAN of the Royal Sailor Hotel is probably the person who wrote.  She was recently fined.  8 pages, List 16.

DASH, Charlotte. Alleged criminal assault on her, 1881. She was the daughter of the Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kerang. 8 pages, List 2.

DASHWOOD, George, deserted wife and child at Bathurst in 1905.  English, c30 years, ship’s engineer.  Not found; no photo.  6 pages, List 69.

DAULBY, Mrs. E., wrote from Adelaide in 1895 re her husband Henry who has not sent maintenance.  He is a butcher.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 29.

DAULBY, Mrs. E.  Wrote from North Adelaide in 1897 re her husband Henry, last heard of in 1895 with a butcher’s shop in St. Kilda, he deserted her.  Police find he is living with another woman.  6 pages, List 20

DAVENPORT, Mrs., ‘Beaufort’ Newtown, Sydney, NSW.  Wrote in 1899 re loss of valuable prize-winning Yorkshire Terrier, which disappeared from her husband’s chemist shop.  She believes it may have been stolen and taken to Melbourne.  5 pages, List 42.

DAVEY, F.K., Meeniyan, applies for Mounted Police, 1898.  1 page, List 20.

DAVEY, Reginald.  Of Boort, charged with killing 39 wild ducks in 1906.  17 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, John Y., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1899 re a newspaper report of the drowning suicide of Alexander AITCHISON, a blacksmith.  Asks if it is his cousin, born Dunbar Scotland, c41 years, who arrived c1881 in Queensland.  Mrs. Mary THOMSON of Fairfield knew him; seems to be the same person.  10 pages, List 43.

DAVIDSON, 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.

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.

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, 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

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, 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.

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, J.H.V., wrote a number of letters from Perth in 1899.  His brother, H.E. of Bourke Street Melbourne, advised.  He suffers hallucinations.  11 pages, List 39.

DAWSON, William.  Deserted wife Sarah Ann and children May, Victoria, Lillie,  Leo, Lena, Leslie, Bert and 15 mnth child.  He was a glassblower, 42 yrs, had a brother Hugh in New Zealand.  Found.  33 pages, List 4.

DAY, Herbert William, Standard Bank of Australia, Geelong, asks police to keep an eye on James ASHLEY who is traveling around with Day’s steam merry-go-round.  Confidential report shows Ashley owes money.  4 pages, List 28.

DAY, Marcella.  Her Dramatic Company asks police presence for performance at Brighton Town Hall in 1895; original flyer on file.  3 pages, List 26.

DAY, Thomas of Hawthorn, wrote in 1906, asking if Mrs. GALE, and 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.

DAYLESFORD CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.  Complains to police that Leonard BIBLE and Martin DWAN are running street bets on races.  Report states that the claim is by Charles DEVLIN who had to apologise to the local constable for slandering him and no truth in claim.  6 pages, List 16.

DEAN, Margaret.  Gives birth to an illegitimate child on the Sydney Express train in 1899.  File re her removal at Seymour and care of her and child.  Father of the child given as William MARSH.  She and Marsh had been employed by Frederick HENDY, farmer, Katunga.  Marsh’s father William at Coburg.  Her brother Robert and family live at Yarrawonga.  35 pages, List 16.

de BUSSIERE, Paul alias BARRON.  French Consul in Melbourne asks for and receives detailed report on him and on Wilson D’ARGENTAN in 1905.  17 pages, List 64.

DEED, George Robert, 37 years, assaulted his wife and burnt down his house at Majorca in 1896, then attacked Dr P. CUNNINGHAM at Talbot, before suiciding.  His body was later found by George GEDDES of Sandy Creek.  File details case, including callinng on Aboriginal trackers and draining a nearby dam.  31 pages, List 35.

DE FOE, Caroline Matilda, sought in 1897.  Incomplete file, but her employment history given, and she is found in an asylum.  13 pages, List 40.

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.

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.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth, wife of John.  Henry CARR, proprietor of Brighton Coffee Palace, named as co-respondent in divorce case in 1895.  His wife is divorcing him and reports false registration of birth.  12 pages, List 26.

DELLA MADDALENA, Andrea.  Hanged himself at Nagambie in 1910.  Italian Consul in Melbourne seeks details of estate etc.  19 pages, List 23.

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.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB. Melbourne. 1899 report on.

DEMPSEY, David, deserted wife Marie Bridget and 5 children in Carlton in 1893.  File covers search for him in 1894. 13 pages, List 38.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DE YORK, Madame. Prosecuted for fortune telling at Eastern Market, 1897.

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.

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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.

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.

DINSMORE, Bartley Stone, deserted wife Elizabeth Rice; Scottish, a contractor, 50 years.  Committed suicide in 1904.  Incomplete file.  4 pages, List 56.

DITTMER, R.  Wrote from Goulburn NSW in 1897 re his uncle Conrad BOETTCHER, who was supposed to be keeping an hotel at Melbourne, according to Dittmer’s mother in Germany.  Conrad was born near Hamburg Germany, and would be 40-50 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 6.

DIX, Emily. Anonymous letter claiming her husband a drunkard etc. Letters from her re her children Emily, Isabella and Louisa in Industrial School; she is in Yarra Bend. 4 files in all covering 1869-1872.

DIXON, E.J., a J.P. in Prahran, forwarded to police some threatening letters received by him in 1885; they ar 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.

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. CONNECTION FOUND

DOHERTY, Dennis, vagrant, found dead under a bridge at Seymour in 1898, crawling with lice.  At first unidentified, local photographer R.A. LESLIE is asked to take a photo, which is on file.  Subsequent dispute over his charge.  Body subsequently identified as Doherty, c45 years, Irish, Catholic, single, had been recently in Lancefield.  15 pages, List 46.

DOHERTY, Michael, Marshalltown, 14 years old in 1899, when charged with placing obstructions on railway line near Conewarre.  3 pages, incomplete file.  List 43.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

DREWITT, Thomas.  Convicted of bigamy in 1897; married Ellen FERTCH in South Australia in 1882, and Elizabeth KING in Warrnambool in 1892.  27 pages, List 40.

DRIGGETT, S.J. Returned soldier No. 5826, 21st Battalion.  Police receive a request from Red Cross in 1919, on behalf of an English woman, querying his marital status and character.  Not good and may have committed bigamy in 1914 in NSW with a Miss FLYNN.  8 pages, List 3.

DRUCE, Mrs. North Melbourne, complained of neighbours in 1901; report states she is ‘an old widow lady’ c60 years, delusional.  Dressmaker daughter lives with her. 5 pages, List 51.

DRUMMOND, William, owed wife May Evelyn of Hawthorn maintenance in 1919; died in Castlemaine 1920.  4 pages, List 31.

DRUMMOND, William H., School teacher, Samaria near Benalla.  Shed burnt down in 1897, neighbour Michael DUFFY suspected.  Report on ill-feeling between the two, newspaper cuttings, etc.  45 pages, List 20.

DRUMMOND, William Henry, Police Magistrate. Died of snake bite 1868 at exhibition of snake bite cure.

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.

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.

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, Laurence, died at Malmsbury in 1865, had been in colony for 12 months, had cousins James at Kilmore and Edward at Werribee.  Correspondence re personal property which was found to be worthless.  11 pages, List 34.

DUGGAN, William, farmer, Woorenen, Mallee district, near Swan Hill, reports attempt to poison him and Robert WOODBURN in 1896 by placing strychnine in flour which they made into bread.  Animals which ate the bread died.  Offender not found.  18 pages, List 36.

DUMESQUE, Mary.  (also written as DUMERGUE).  Wrote from Rainbow in 1919, asking police for force her daughter Frances, known as Marie, to return to Melbourne with her and her siblings.  She has been living with the JAHNE family and prefers to stay with them.  Other daughter was Mrs. H.G. HEATHCOTE.  List 5.

DUNCAN, 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.

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.

DUNLOP, Miss, teacher at a private school in Murrumbeena, reports in 1900 that several bullets have hit her house.  Local police find that the bullets are from a rifle and eventually discover that the Danish Club held a picnic nearby and there was target shooting.  The club apologies and offers to pay police costs.  10 pages, List 45.

DUNLOP, Mrs. Wallace.   Wrote in 2876 re schoolgirl Susannah KLING who was living at Constable Strachan’s house at Dandenong.  She alleges he has ill treated her, which he denies.  9 pages, List 6.

DUNN, Det.  Home bombed in 1931.  Terry Dean and Curley Brook suspected.  Incomplete file, but large.  List 4.

DUNN, Fanny.  Report of her attempted suicide at Clunes in 1908; aged 25.  2 pages, List 4.

DUNN, John, Aberdeen Hotel Fitzroy, accidently knocked down a destitute woman whom he then took to hospital, 1901.  She died there of a fractured skull.  Photo of her on file, with shaved head.  2 pages, List 52.

DUNN, Michael.  Wrote from Hamilton Commonage [?] Newcastle, NSW in 1897, asking for their help in getting his daughter Mrs. ROY home from Outtrim.  Mention of a child, file incomplete, seems she had not been leading a ‘respectable’ life.  10 pages, List 6.

DUNNE, William, deserted wife Olinda and 3 children at Seahampton near West Wallsend NSW in 1899; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  30 pages, List 49.

DUYSTERS, Louis. Embezzled Union Bank, 1886.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.

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.

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.

EDGAR, Andrew Lindsay.  Serves a month probation with detective branch of police, then declared to be unsuitable.  Scottish, 30 yrs, completed entry forms on file.  9 pages, List 3.

EDGAR, Elsie, dressmaker, 27 years, charged with concealment of birth, left dead baby in box in the house of Mrs. Susanna MATZ, Sth Melbourne in 1919.  Arrested.  E.A. COLE, widower, with 4 children and a station of 1,400 acres at Moama NSW offers to marry her.  Her photo on file.  15 pages, List 21.  See introduction re photograph copying.

EDGAR, Mrs. Robert John, wrote from Perth WA in 1899.  He had deserted her; a boot finisher, came to Melbourne with a mate Tom SHUGS (SHUGG?) a coach trimmer.  He is 26 years old, family is in Perth.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

EDGAR, W.A. charged with embezzlement on Kauri Timber Co. Sydney in 1906.  c50 years, incomplete file.  Small photo, 2 pages, List 70.

EDGE, Arthur, Ultimo, Sydney NSW, applied to join police force in 1895; English, 28 years.  1 page, List 27.

EDLINGTON, Elizabeth Grace, daughter of Thomas of Pumpkin Point Orbost, 27 years, alleges William CUMMING got her pregnant in 1895, then gave her pills to get rid of child.  She had a miscarriage, has been crippled ever since.  Makes formal complaint against him in 1897.  25 pages, List 20.

EDWARDS, Mrs. C.J. wrote from Broken Hill in 1900, seeking details of the background of William Patrick McCARTHY.  He claimed to be divorced and to be a property owner; she doubts this.  He formerly lived in Moonee Ponds and has four children in a Convent.  Her daughter is infatuated with him.  No trace of divorce.  13 pages, List 47.

EDWARDS, 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 on and past history [dresses as a male] 1908.

EDWIN, Franklin, left his mother’s farm at Marcus Hill in 1917; she seeks his return.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

EGAN, James. Suicide of a male at St. Arnaud in 1892, identify not confirmed, but may be him or perhaps Frank Egan, who was Irish, c28 years. File reactivated, reason not given, in 1899. Photo of Frank Egan on file. List 2

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.

ELCHORN, Charles.  Middle Park; bomb thrown at his house in 1928.  Leslie (Squizzie) Taylor, J. Thompson, “Mush” Burns, Terry Dean, “No Toe King”, “Lofty” George, Frank MANLE and Peter HENNESSY suspected.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 4.

ELDER, Violet S., born 1898, child of Alfred of South Yarra, not vaccinated by 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.   17 pages, List 51.

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.

ELLICE, Mrs. H.M., of York W.A. wrote in 1907 re Charles Henry CLARK who died, asks if it could be her brother William Charles CLARKE who she hasn’t heard from in 16 years, he was a boundary rider at Beechworth, c 37 years.  Police confirm it is not her brother.  6 pages, List 15.

ELLIOT, James.  Wrote from Rookwood Infirmary in 1903 re Jean BROWN, a relation, c30 years, brother kept a hotel.  Police interview William BROWN, who states this is his sister and provides address.  Jean states Elliot is her husband, ‘a worthless fellow’ and wants nothing to do with him.  4 pages, List 19.

ELLIOT, Mrs. Rosa.  Wrote from Perth in 1902.  Has been told that her mother Mrs. McMAHON died in hospital and Mrs. MOORE LANE has taken possession of her property.  7 pages, List 18.

ELLIOTT, David, deserted wife and six children at Richmond c1902.  In 1903 local JP asks police to find him, believed in Sydney with Mrs. Peter SCOLLAY.  Found.  5 pages, List 66.

ELLIOTT, Mary.  Wrote from East Brunswick in 1894 regarding her husband Frank, a plumber, 41yrs, who had left her and their 8 children.  She thought he was interstate.  6 pages, List 3.

ELLIOTT, Maud.  Wrote from Cobar NSW in 1904 re death of a male Elliott in Melbourne, asks if it is her brother Jim – no.  6 pages, List 10.

ELLIS, Benjamin Wilson, deserted wife Rebecca at Windsor in 1903.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

ELLIS, George, Richmond, report that he had taken poison in 1909, wife had left him.  2 pages, List 53.

ELLISON, George, sought by wife Ellen in Sydney in 1895, there is a maintenance order against him.  She thinks he’s dairy farming near Charlton, but not found.  20 pages, List 31.

ELMSLIE, Robert W., embezzled jewellery etc from Walter COHEN of Rochester in 1887.  Incomplete file re his background and arrest in 1888.  26 pages, List 56.

“ELSINORE’ 8 Grey Street East Melbourne.  Complaint in 1902 that a brothel was being run there by Amy CLIFFORD alias BYRNE, who also owned the property.  Detailed report on situation.  22 pages, List 62.

ELWORTHY, Jane, Carlton, deserted by husband Edward prior to 1903, warrant issued.  4 pages, List 64.

ELZY, Samuel. Died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900. Brother J. of Williamsford West Coast Tasmania, formerly of Campbell’s Creek Victoria, asks police for details.  11 pages, List 2.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  Information sought by wife Louisa, Charters Towers, in 1902.  Found, is in poor health.  7 pages, List 62.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  His mother in law Mrs. E. McGONEGLE CUNNINGHAM, writes from Charters Towers in 1902, has heard he has died.  She is maintaining his children.  6 pages, List 18.

ENGLISH, Mrs. Kathleen.  Wrote from North Melbourne in 1917, applying to become a policewomen.  4 pages, List 7.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife Maud in Albany W.A.  He left there some months ago for Victoria.  Father John lives in Quarry Hill Bendigo; brother Richard interviewed.  Not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife in Albany W.A.  His sister Mrs. S. WARD of Prahran interviewed; not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENTWISTLE, Marian, committed for infanticide at Clunes in 1896; born there in 1877, parents James and Margaret ‘addicted to drink’;  She has been in service with Mrs. Emily GILBERT at the Town Hall Hotel there and child found dead in closet.  11 pages, List 37.  CONNECTION FOUND.

ERRINGTON, Sydney Everleigh, deserted wife Hettie at Cue, Murchison, W.A. in 1905; is with barmaid Kitty MIDDLETON in Melbourne.  19 pages, List 68.

ETTRIDGE, Thomas, wrote from Lyonville in 1896 re youths damaging his property; boys RADCLIFF and MOORE are identified.  5 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Christmas, wrote from Ballarat in 1906, seeking to re-apply for police force.  2 pages, List 27.

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.

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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McADOO, Caroline, alias BRUHN; report in 1865 that her children are living in ‘a house of ill-fame’ at Maryborough.  3 pages, List 53.   CONNECTION FOUND

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

McDONALD, Donald, found dead at Newham in 1898.  Buried at government expense, effects sold.  3 pages, List 20.

MacDONALD, Francis C., recently arrived from Aberdeen, 7 years a constable clerk in the police force there, seeks similar position in 1901.  Reply c/- George SIMPSON, Richmond.  2 pages, List 51.

McDONALD, Mrs Henry, wrote from Petone NZ in 1905 re a newspaper report of a man found dead in the bush at Beaumaris, originally identified by John RUXTON as John McDONALD, , but he was subsequently found alive.  Her husband is in Australia somewhere, she has not heard from him for about 12 years, and wonders if this is him.  He had a brother John.  11 pages, List 11.

McDONALD, Horace, illegitimate child of Lilian, who died in a Melbourne hospital in December 1895.  Fitzroy police arrange for the child to be cared for by Mrs. TUTTON while authorities work out what to do with him.  Dispute between Curator of Deceased Estates and police department over who will pay the expenses; curator declines.  11 pages, List 32.

McDONALD, Kenneth, 29 years, Scotch, charged with sheep stealing in 1878.  Escaped from Hamilton gaol and disappeared.  In 1895 police received information that he had been helped by the brother of Constable George WILLIAMSON who subsequently married a sister of Constable BUNWORTH.  File covers original incident in 1878, including upgrade of gaol, and 1895 investigation; very large, over 100 pages, some difficult to read.  List 25.

McDONOUGH, Edward. Thirteen years old, escapes from St. Augustine’s orphanage at Geelong in 1894, and escapes twice from police custody. 18 pages.

McEWAN, John, C/- Colonial Sugar, Fremantle, wrote in 1902 re his father Charles, c65 years, a fossiker, who was supposed to join him there, but hasn’t arrived.  His brother is in Kew Asylum.  24 pages, List 61.

McFARLANE, Diana.  Had three illegitimate children in 1900, a boy 10 years, a girl 5 years and a 2 month old girl.  The father of the first two lived in NSW and the father of the third had reneged on a promise to marry her and disappeared.  She is working as a domestic for Mrs FARRALL, and wants child admitted to the Industrial Schools.  9 pages, List 44.

McGAIN, Edward, Carlton, 1898, applied for police force, 3 pages, List 20.

McGANTY, Sarah, 47 years, wife of John, St. Kilda, died suddenly in 1900, found by son John.  2 pages, List 50.

McGILLIVRAY, Charles Dorrington, wrote from Bendigo in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  3 pages, List 29.

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.

McGUINNESS, Mary, wrote from Lower Lewis Ponds via Orange NSW in 1898, re her husband David who left her 13 years ago.  She is now ‘an old woman’ and unable to work, seeks help in finding him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 21.

McGUIRE, William, draper, Brunswick, deserted wife and infant children in 1895, believed gone to Wellington New Zealand, 48-50 years old, fond of drink.  Letter from adult son Frederick MAGUIRE in Wellington, stating father is ill, has to have daily morphine injections, cannot work, and he is supporting him.  Presumes the children are to Agnes ROY “she was very foolish to have anything to do with him.”  9 pages, List 25.

McINNES, Mrs. J., writes from Newcastle NSW in 1906 re her husband C., who owes maintenance, believes he is in Warrnambool.  Found, is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 26.

MacINTOSH, David, 49 years, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, sought by wife Lena in 1897.  He was last heard of prospecting at Mount Margaret Western Australia, in 1896.  She writes two letters from Port Melbourne; has 8 children to support, and has heard he has died.  18 pages, List 40.

MacINTOSH, John, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child by Miss ROGERS; her solicitor writes in 1899.  4 pages, List 8.

McINTOSH, Wiliam Y., baker and confectioner, Portarlington, wrote in 1900 re Sunday trading by hotels there.  File includes details of his application to become a JP.  13 pages, List 46.

McKAY, William.  Report in 1903 on his failure to support wife Janette and her illegitimate child David Leith AITKEN, whom he treats badly.  He is a wood hawker, has 2 children, Claude and David, Wards of the State and looked after by his sister Mrs. WILSON.  He has also had a child by Janette’s sister Elizabeth Aitken.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 25.

McKECHNIE, James.  Wife in Sydney wrote in 1905, he had deserted her.  He was a tobacconist in Fitzroy, aunt BOWDEN.  10 pages, List 9.

McKENNA, William.  Born Prahran, March 1907, mother Clara.  Adopted by Mrs. Gertrude ROSE of Paddington NSW, who has had several miscarriages, and a husband (Thomas) anxious to have a child.  She plans to fool him into believing the child was her own.  6 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Alexander George, died suddenly at Williamstown, 1900; 74 years ‘pensioner of the home government’.  2 pages, List 48.

McKENZIE, Arthur of Burnabunnia near Barnawartha.  Complains in 1901 of neighbours BUSSE.  10 pages, List 4.

McKENZIE CREEK SCHOOL.  No. 2396.  Investigation into its destruction by fire, 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Hannah Lily of Richmond.  Claimed in 1898 that solicitor Thomas NAPIER of Geelong has forged documents re her mother Margaret ROBERTS’s estate.  11 pages, List 21.

McKIE, Alfred, 14 years old in 1901, stole money from his mother Annie in Gawler, South Australia, and took off for Melbourne.  Arrested there as a neglected child, gave name of Cyril RALPH.  19 pages, List 49.

MACKIE, William, c27 years, coal miner, sought by Edward KELLY, of Newcastle NSW; believed to be at Outtrim.  He left there with his wife and two children, John and Agnes; not clear whose wife is meant.  Not found.  7 pages, List 52.

McKINDRY/McKENDRY, Alexander, drowned while fishing at Flatbottom Rocks.  Volunteers and police retrieve body, cart it to Krambruk where it is buried at government expense.  Father John arrives from Prahran to identify body, but declines to pay burial costs, says can’t afford it.  Local police think he can and make adverse comments.  13 pages, List 21.

McKINNON, Lachlan, wrote hrom 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.

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, 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.

McLOCKLAN, Catherine.  Later Mrs Leonard BISHOFF.  File compensation to be paid her for loss of bullocks at Bairnsdale in 1866; includes two letters from her.  31 pages, List 6.

McMAHON, Thomas, wrote from Goyura in 1900, querying his rejection from entering the police force.  2 pages, List 44.

McMILLAN, E., wrote from Harbour St. Sydney in 1897.  Has seen a report of the accidental death of a 16 year old child of that name at Yarraville, asks if it is her only child who ran off with unnamed friend two weeks ago.  Police confirm it is not her son.  Small sample of his clothing on file.  7 pages, List 40.

McMILLAN, James Silas.  Died in railway carriage at Spencer St., in 1898, returning from Echuca Consumptive Sanitorium.  Lived in Hawthorn.  17 pages, List 18.

McNAMARA, Albert Edward, convicted of murder and arson at Carlton in 1902.  Report of costs involved in case and letter from Cooper PANTON, Hull England; his wife is a cousin of offender.  12 pages, List 61.

McNAMARA, James.  Applied for position of blacksmith and farrier to the police department in 1864; he had been in business in Bendigo for ten years.  4 pages, List 4.

McNAMEE, Laurence, deserted wife M., at Darlinghurst Sydney in 1905.  He had worked on the railways, was 12 years.  Not found. 8 pages, List 65.

McNAUGHTON, John. Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1904.  His late father John was living in Carlton, a bootmaker, when he went security for a man on a criminal charge c1860, and forfeited his farm.  He believes the family might be able to recover a portio of the value.  Two letters.  8 pages, List 10.

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.

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MADDEN, James Joseph, wanted for embezzlement in 1906; 34 years, insurance agent.  Photo and newspaper cutting on file.  8 pages, List 50.

MADIGAN, Mrs.  Anonymous letter in 1918 claiming her confectionery and refreshment shop at 36 Glenferrie Rd. Malvern was used for gambling purposes.  She was a widow; her married daughter Mrs. SAVAGE and two children lived with her, her husband was at the war.  Police report there was no sign of gambling, but ‘the lads frequent the place for something else besides supper’.  Madigan subsequently sells to William SYMONDS.  6 pages, List 3.

MAGGS, Elizabeth Emily, wrote from Breadalbane Railway Station Tasmania in 1898 re husband William Brooks Maggs, who deserted her 11 years ago; they have 2 children.  Photo on file.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.  See instructions re photographic copying arrangements.

MAGILL, Miss H.  ‘Westella’ Canterbury Rd., St. Kilda, knocked over by cyclist Mark KEMPTON in Melbourne in 1898; file on case. 8 pages, List 7

MAHONY, Catherine, born 1895, daughter of Jeremiah and Johanna, living at Corooke near Colac in 1910; sent to Melbourne to give birth, aged under 16 years.  Thomas FINNEGAN, 20 years and John RICHARDS, 18 years, suspected of carnal knowledge; Finnegan’s father pays maintenance.  9 pages, List 24.

MAHONY, Martin Francis.  Charged with carnal knowledge on Irene Daisy KILEY at Shepparton in 1914.  Incomplete file.  12 pages, List 3.

MAIN, Mrs. A., married in 1902 to G., wrote in 1903 that he has not supported her and is living in Melbourne under an assume name; she is in service at Toorak with Mrs. MILLARD.  5 pages, List 66.

MAIR, G.A., Carlton, wrote in 1882 re Emanuel TURNER of Yarrowee near Ballarat, who left his 14 year old son in his care two years previously, and hasn’t paid any maintenance for nearly a year.  Found.  6 pages, List 57.

MAIS, Harold Clement alias ANDREWS.  Failed to pay maintenance to M.T. DRAPER at Rushworth in 1918; brought back from Qld to face court, and promised to marry her, but ran away again.  He was an engineer.  16 pages, List 3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, list 69.

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, who is really 15, was left with him by his father, and if he can’t work, the State will have to look after him.  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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

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.

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, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in1908, 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.

MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police.  12 pages, List 28.

MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’.  She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright.  In the meantime she receives a letter from him.  9 pages, List 37.

MARTIN, Mary (Mrs. James) wrote from Mologa Railway Station (near Mitiamo) in 1905, she was to care for 3 year old Mary Elizabeth WILSON, daughter to Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her.  4 pages, List 65.

MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912.  Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH.  Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT.  She has six children and he has paid no maintenance.  9 pages, List 9.

MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago.  She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay.  Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children.  He is identified as Sapper No. 8664.  29 pages, List 70.

MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882.  He was believed to be in Adelaide.  She and their 4 children are destitute.  South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed.  4 pages, List 57.

MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured.  2 pages, List 50.

MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London.  His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly.  He cannot get a response from her directly.  Scotland Yard provides details.  13 pages, List  35.

MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time.  She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her.  He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials.  Not found.  9 pages, List 19.

MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital.  Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense.  7 pages, List 52.

MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898.  Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902.  This appears to be an incomplete file.  12 pages, List 62.

MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905.  Police called and later query re medical costs.  8 pages, List 52.

MASTERTON, William. Lost in bush at Warrandyte, 80 years old, 1882.

MASTIN, Albert, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  13 pages, List 55.

MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years.  2 pages, List 49.

MATHESON, John.  Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence.   She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so.  10 pages, List 45.

MATHEWS, 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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919.  Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6.  He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him.  She is a former barmaid with a sister named May.  He is forced to resign.  List 46.

MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS.  In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well.  Various letters on file.  8 pages, List 55.

MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A.  In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance.  Police find he has died.  6 pages, List 28.

MEEKING, Eric.  Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905.  Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition   c30 pages, List 3.

MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING.  Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done.  In 1896 the file is re-activated.  66 pages, List 36.

MELBOURNE 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899.  Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present.  Detailed description of circumstance.  2 pages, List 42.

MILES, John.  Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England.  8 pages, List 5.

MILLAR, Frederick Thomas.  Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892.  Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar.  12 pages, List 12.

MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER.  List 15.

MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years.  1 page, List 27.

MILLER, Mrs. George, sought by nephew F.W. WRIGHT of Goulburn NSW in 1898.  He’s also known as MORGAN.  N.S.W. police report he’s recently been discharged from gaol.  She is found. 8 pages, List 21.

MILLER, 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, 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.

MILLER, May, died at Warragul in 1897 from supposed abortion.  Her dying deposition, on file, names George GIBSON, chemist of Carlton as performing the operation.  She was employed in Melbourne, was 23 years old.  Testimony of witnesses Mary DOWLING of La Trobe St. and Mrs. William INGLIS, baker of Richmond, also on file; no charge levied.  44 pages, List 40.

MILLER, Pauline, destitute in Mildura in 1896.  Her husband Henry, charcoal burner, left for W.A. and doesn’t realize she can’t draw on the bank account.  He is a German.  Found in Perth.  5 pages, List 30.

MILLER, Thomas, wrote from Bootra Station near Broken Hill in 1902 re his mother and sister Mrs. SEARLE, who kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Found.  16 pages, List 62.

MILLER, William.  Discreet enquiries sought on behalf of General Sir F. HAINES in 1882.  William was the son of General Miller, Madras Artillery, and was last heard of in Qld in 1880. He was aged 34; found.  5 pages, List 57.

MILLETT, Mrs. George, Maffra, wrote threatening letter to QC Purves in 1900.  Police asked to keep an eye on her if she goes to Melbourne, and when she does report on her activities.  Mention of her son being convicted of a crime.  20 pages, List 47.

MILLS, Miss Millie, writes from Launceston Tasmania in 1898, asking police to investigate P. SWAN who passed there as a single man.  She has found he is married and his wife is in South Yarra.  Police respond it is not their business.  2 pages, List 21.

MILSTON, Meyer of Wrightville via Cobar NSW, wrote in 1917 re his daughter Rachel, who left there suddenly and was believed to be in Melbourne; is concerned for her safety.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 3.  See instructions re cost of copying photographs.

MINCHINGTON, Mary, charged with concealment of birth and disposal of body at Fitzroy Coffee Palace in 1906; copies of testimonies given at inquest and trial on file.  Names listed: Edward HANDS, night porter, Elizabeth McNAMARA, house maid, Emily ALDER, wife of proprietor.  Large file with much duplication.  List 50.

MING, Samuel, fell from lorry at Richmond in 1900 and injured; son Robert witnessed event.  4 pages, List 51.

MISSEN, Mrs. E., wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1904 re her unnamed 16 year old daughter, who has been living with Mrs. J. BLACKBURN of Fitzroy for four years as a companion.  She wants her daughter returned, but the Blackburn family refuse.  (Reply not on file).  4 pages, List 33.

MITCHELL, Edna Mary, 22 years, reported missing by her mother Laura M. Mitchell, Fitzroy, in 1928; believed to have gone off with married man – SLUICE.  6 photos on file, of her, view from top of house etc.  2 pages, List 59.

MITCHELL, George Charles.  Wrote from Coolgardie Western Australia in 1906.  On a ship back to Australia recently, he was told by an elderly passenger that poisoned rabbits were sold for human consumption at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria; writes to warn department.  Police decline to act unless he names informer, but he refuses.  4 pages, List 3.

MITCHELL, John alias Charles THURGOOD or McKIE. Escaped from Ararat gaol in 1917, charged with false pretences. Had previous convictions in N.S.W. and Victoria. Born 1884 England, a journalist. Listing of his possessions which were sold by police. 19 pages.

MITCHELL, R. of Corowa, NSW, wrote in 1938 re alleged neglect and ill treatment of his unnamed son, who is living with his mother and Jack ROBERTS at Bowenvale near Maryborough, Victoria.  8 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL RIVER, Gippsland, flooded in 1900, damaging Lindenow, Bairnsdale etc.  Description of police and resident actions.  18 pages, including newspaper article.  List 46.

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MOBLEY, Thomas, sought by daughter Sarah, Laanecoorie in 1897; last heard of 3 months ago.  He was 65 years old, a butcher.  Found.  13 pages, List 41.

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’.

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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times.  Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc.  50 pages, List 17.

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for.  Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON.  5 pages, List 24.

MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel.

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, 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. 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.

MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865.

MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday.  6 pages, List 37.

MORRIS, Eric William Bray. Born 1914, mother Mildred claims she is married to father, but still married to – HOWARD. Court case.

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, Louise, nee NORRIS, eft 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.

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.

MORTENSEN, Hans.  Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied.  The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN.  6 pages, List 4.

MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney.  He was 28 years.  NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married.  She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE.  8 pages, List 44.

MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928.  List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé.  A very large file, List 59.

MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866.  File re burial costs and property left.  He has 2 sisters in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 35.

MOSS, M.A.  Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left here 3 years ago.  She has 2 childrn and needs help.  Police find Sterry who will not assist.  10 pages, List 17.

MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN.  13 pages, List 31

MOTTRAM, Samuel.  Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898.  Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink.  Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file.  18 pages, List 18.

MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB.  Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel.  Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess.  20 pages, List 61.

MULCAHY, Jane, renewed application in 1882 for compensation for the death of her brother Martin CHERRY accidentally killed at Glenrowan.  2 pages, List 57.

MULHOLLAND, John, suicided at Sandsmere near Kaniva in 1900.  File re disposal of his assets.  He was married with two children, but she had left him.  6 pages, List 45.

MULLALLEY, Charles. Child desertion, Sydney police write, 1884. Large file.

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.

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, 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.

MURRAY, F., Sydney, NSW, widow, wrote in 1905 re Oliver SMITH, was he staying at a hotel in Melbourne with a woman, if so he has committed bigamy.  The writer’s sister is his wife and she has been keeping her and their two children for a year.  3 pages, List 64.

MURRAY, Georgena.  Wrote from Wallsend in 1906 re her husband David who had deserted her and their boy.  6 pages, List 5.

MYERS, Hannah. Elderly woman, died in brothel of Ellen ROSE, Bendigo, 1886.

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.

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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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.

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.

NEALE, David Andoneran. Arrived Sydney 1839, then came to Victoria, used name GADSDON or GADSON, married and had family. 1902 enquiry.

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.

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.

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.

NELMES, Samuel Albert, Northcote.  Writes strange letter in 1902.  Report states he has an “ill-balanced brain” and gives his background.  9 pages, List 16.

NELSON, Mrs., Footscray, complains to chief commissioner of police in 1896 that her daughter Lizzie, a barmaid at the Portland Hotel in Russell St. Melbourne has ‘gone completely to the bad … has a fancy man William KENNEDY who has a criminal record’ etc.  Very detailed report on Lizzie and the family; licensee Mrs. Ellen WAUGH mentioned.  8 pages, List 35.

NELSON, Peter, Beeac.  Child Queeny died suddenly in 1898, 4 weeks old.  Report on, not suspicious.  2 pages, List 22.

NELSON, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests information on, admitted Collingwood Asylum in 1868.  Husband Andrew is a Norweigan, real name  A. Julius NIELSON; mother Mrs. BENNETT.  9 pages, List 4.

NELSON, Sarah. Mother died at Geelong, father left four children in Orphan Asylum. Sarah in service in Melbourne; alleged seduction of 15 year old Christine by Harry JEFFERYS, a sailor on the Cerebus, 1885.

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.

NEVINS, Wilton.  A commercial traveller living in Camberwell, he was robbed by Stanley WITHEL, a friend of his domestic servant Annie SIMPSON in1913.  File includes letter of thanks from Nevins.  13 pages, List 8.

NEWBOULD, Ethel, wrote from Footscray in 1912 re her husband Rupert, c. 25 years, bread carter, who had deserted her.  She believed he was droving with Nelson MONTAGUE in NSW.  Her father Thomas ALLITT guarantees to pay extradition costs.  Warrant withdrawn when she divorces him in 1916.  14 pages, List 34.

NEWBURY, Frederick.  Sister Mrs. S. PORTER, Erskinville Sydney, wrote in 1904; has heard he has been killed, seeks details which are provided.  6 pages, List 56.

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.

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.

NICHOLLS, W.A., Ararat, 1902.  Applies to join force, served in South Africa.  1 page, List 12.

NICHOLS, W.  Writes from Regina Canada in 1898; is a member of the North West Mounted Police, with five years experience, is 30yrs, applies to join police in Victoria.  1 page, List 7.

NICOLSON, Charles William Balfour, 38 years, station manager; secret enquiries sought by wife in Toorak in 1902.  Had been in Sydney.  She believes he is with Fanny MOSS nee MARTIN.  Several letters on file.  13 pages, List 62.

NICHOLSON, Rev. Joseph, Maryborough, Victoria.  Series of letters in 1905 re local betting arrangements at Highland Society, and copies of newspapers.  Large file, List 52.

NICHOLSON, L.M.  Sought in 1898 by daughter Maggie Grace Nicholson of Dromana, last heard of in Elsternwick.  10 pages, List 21.

NICOL, Andrew, left Melbourne for Dulbery NSW in 1895, c25 years, a Scot.  Information sought by Mrs. WEST of West Melbourne, ‘he is wanted very urgent.’  Found.  8 pages, List 30.

NICOLELLA/NICOLETTA, Nicola.  Italian Consul wrote in 1905 on behalf of his mother who was anxious about him, hadn’t heard for a year, he was cc 22 years old.  8 pages, List 9.

NIGHTINGALE, John Hollier, file re his damaging a railway bridge at Moorabool, brothers George and Frederick SCALES witnesses.  14 pages, List 13.

NIVEN, Colin, grazier, Moyerisk, did not register daughter Isabel Kate, born in 1900, until 1901, in order to avoid vaccination.  File re possible prosecution.  15 pages, List 52.

NOACK, Friedrich Wilhelm.  German Consul Melbourne seeks death certificate in 1908; born 1807 Schoneberg, believed died Victoria 1888.  3 pages, List 5.

NOBLE, John, Richmond, queries the medical rejection of his application to join police force in 1905, asks reconsideration.  7 pages, List 69.

NORMAN, Arthur, complains to the Governor  he was taken out of prison in 1895, and to Malvern Court without being able to change out of gaol clothes, which told against him in subsequent court case.  10 pages, List 26.

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.

NOTMAN, Thomas and wife, Lancefield.  Adopt a child abandoned on their doorstep in 1867.  6 pages, List 35.

NOTT, A. South Yarra, 1920 letter requesting return of pea rifle confiscated from son Oswald by Healesville Court.  4 pages, List 3.

NUBIE, Lizzie. Qld. Aborigine, c18 years old, working as a nurse girl at Wycheproof, 1898. Alleges rape by Hugh Anderson; he acquitted. Gives birth to a child but it dies.

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.

NUTTALL, Florence, left mother in Myrtleford and took a job in Melbourne in 1903.  A.T. HUGHES writes on behalf of her mother who is German and can’t write in English.  She wants her daughter sent home.  4 pages, List 69.

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OAKLEY, Thomas.  Writes threatening letter to Dr. Louis HENRY of Melbourne, who goes to police.  Has a grievance against his father the late David Henry over a legacy.  8 pages, List 16.

O’BRIEN, Elizabeth, formerly married to – SKUDDEN and living in Echuca, sought in 1898 by Thomas CLARKE, auctioneer etc., Walgett, NSW.  Found.  5 pages, List 21.

O’BRIEN, Laurie, child, of Bridge Road Richmond, found a wallet and money in 1919.  It was handed to police but not claimed, so given to him.  He was to share part of the proceeds with friend Basil CHARLESTON.  7 pages, List 3.

‘OCEANA’ GOLD ROBBERY. Sydney, 1897, £5,000 stolen. Very large file.

O’CONNOR, John, sought by brother P.J., Rokewood, Sydney NSW, in 1905, not heard from since 1870, had been in Victoria police years ago, would be c59 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

O’CONNOR, William George.  Port Melbourne.  Bomb thrown at his house, 1928.  1 page, List 4.

O’DONNELL, Michael, wrote from Fitzroy in 1906.  He is the eldest son of Sgt. D. of the Detective Force, wants to join police.  He is a trained pen and ink sketcher; is under age.  4 pages, List 26.

O’DONOHUE, James, a patient in Yarra Bend Asylum in 1900, he wrote asking about property left at Walhalla.  He was subsequently discharged and wanted it sent to Port Fairy.  11 pages, List 44.

O’DONOHUE, Michael, c60 years, native of Co. Cavan Ireland.   Information sought by eldest son James in 1895, has heard that he died on the W.A. goldfields; requests that reply be sent to his mother at Yambuk  Mrs. C. O’Donohue interviewed and states that her husband deserted her 24 years ago, that James has recently been released from a lunatic asylum and that he is possibly delusional.  6 pages, List 29.

O’FARRELL, Peter Andrew Charles. Threats to William LANE of St. Kilda, 1886. Further file 1886. Taken to hospital by police 1898, died destitute a few days later; former solicitor who attempted to shoot Archbishop Goold.

O’FARRELL, P.A.C.  Discharged from gaol in 1884 and kept under surveillance by police.  Letters from various R/C officials, and an 1863 letter from O’Farrell on file.  A very large file, covering 1884/85.  List 56.

OGLE, Arthur, accidentally killed on railway near Leongatha in 1901; file re burial expenses etc., had sister in Geelong.  10 pages, List 51.

O’GORMAN, Thomas.  Morwell, 1898.  Two letters re joining the police force; rejected on medical reasons.  4 pages, List 7.

O’GRADY, M., applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  1 page, List 55.

O’GRADY, Thomas Joseph.  His wife Elizabeth writes from Yass in 1906.  They were married in 1895 and have three children.  She has heard that he has married Lenna MACK.  He has a sister Mrs. Ellen MOONEY in Footscray.  9 pages, List 4.

O’HARE, James, 69 years, husband of Ann, arrested for being drunk and disorderly, took poison and died in Melbourne police cell, 1906.  Report on case.  13 pages, List 34.

OHEBERG, Erick William.  Information sought by wife at Somerville in 1901, he was 38 years, a Swede, a traveller for a nursery, and not heard from for a year.  Faded photo of him with a bike is on file.  2 pages, List 52.

O’KANE, Mrs.  Wrote from Sydney in 1910 re her husband Richard, timber worker, 46 years, has brothers Harry and Bernard; he has deserted her.  15 pages, List 24.

O’KEEFE, Daniel, wrote from Rowsley in 1900.  He was a candidate for the force, and asked if he needed to transfer a lease of land at Glenmore Station before being admitted.  1 page, List 44

OLD, Ernest, Dingee, 1902, applies to join force, fought in South Africa, is a racing cyclist.  2 pages, List 12.

O’LEARY, Mrs. Catherine, wrote strange letter to police from Yabba Yabba near Dookie in 1900; locals give her a bad character.  8 pages, List 46.

O’LEARY, Daniel, wrote from Donald in 1896 re alleged rape of girl PARKER by William MORGAN, son of her employer.  Mrs. Morgan is proprietor of the Donald Times and he claims local police are friendly with her.  Detailed report on situation includes statement that Morgan horsewhipped O’Leary, who owns a rival newspaper.  9 pages List 35.

OLERHEAD, E.M., wrote from Salisbury West via Inglewood in 1896; re Angus K. STOCKTON.  Refers to previous letter which is not on file.  Writes of maintenance of an illegitimate child.  Not found.  8 pages, List 37.

OLFE, M.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1888 re her husband J.D.M., a watchmaker.  Police report states that she is really only trying to confirm his death and he has attempted suicide several times.  3 pages, List 5.

OLIPHANT, Arthur, East Melbourne.  Private enquiry sought by Admiral Sir Harry RAWSON, Government House Sydney, in 1903; he had applied for employment there, as he knew his father in China many years ago.  Detailed report given ‘had been wild and extravagant’ in his youth.  8 pages, List 67.

OLIVER, Mrs. nee BROCKHOUSE, living with father in Preston after her husband Samuel, 32 years, iron moulder, left her and their 3 children and went to Queensland.  Asks police to find him.  8 pages, List 36.

OLIVER, George, 70 years, died suddenly at George Hotel Williamstown; sister was Sarah Gibbs Oliver. Child Bessie FAIRFOUL found him; licensee is Jennie GORDON. 4 pages, List 51.

O’MAHONY, Edward.  Wrote from O’Mahony’s Creek, Lardner in 1894, complaining of the treatment he received by a local constable.  Comment on his character.  17 pages, List 13.

O’MALLY, Charles.  Wife Doris reports him missing from his home at McKinnon in 1928.  He was a signalman, 46 years.  Small damaged photo on file.  List 61.

O’NEILL, John, died in Melbourne hospital in 1894, 35 years old, not known to people, so photograph taken.  Family in Rushcutters Bay NSW identify the photo as being the son of Patrick and Julia nee Holloway, born at Sydney, and give history.  Letters re his being given a proper burial.  25 pages plus faded copy of the photo.  List 41.

O’NEILL, John, bootmaker, 17 years, and George LAYTON, hired a jinker and horse from COFFEY BROS. of Richmond and took it to Shepparton where they abandoned it after trying to sell it.  Charged with larceny.  Witness James TALLANT, Coffey employee.  8 pages, List 27.

ONSLOW, Daisy Bell, child of Adelaide Louisa, committed to Industrial School in 1900 after being found to be neglected.  File re conveyance there from Yackandandah.  12 pages, List 47.

OPIUM DENS.  Report on 3 in and off Lt. Bourke St., Melbourne in 1895.  ‘Male Europeans who smoke are of the fairly respectable or working class … the women are nearly all prostitutes, but while here they are invariably sober and noting to complain of … Opium Dens are visited by smokers for one purpose, of having a quick smoke only … not used for immoral purpose.’  List 31.

ORD, George.  File re paying for his stillborn child, born at Shepparton in 1894; he is working on the railways.  15 pages, List 4.

O’REILLY, Bessie & James. Charged with murder of child Elizabeth at Ballarat, acquitted, 1901. Large file.

O’REILLY, Isabel, 14 years, sent from Perth to Melbourne by her stepmother Bell ANDREWS in 1912.  Andrews subsequently wrote to police that she had received a letter from Isabel, alleging ill-treatment on the part of her sister Mrs. HALL.  Another sister Mrs. SAUNDERS named on file.  Detailed report shows that Isabel had been taken from a convent by Andrews 5 years previously and looked after.  8 pages, List 33.

O’RORKE, L.M.  Wrote from Carlton in 1907, applying to join C.I.D.  Formerly a detective in the Johannesburg Town Police, but retrenched, previously in Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry.  Married, 30 years.  4 pages, List 22.

O’ROURKE, Patrick. Large file re his death in 1906. Annie BROGAN involved, letters to her on file.

OSBALDESTON, Francis, ‘sailmaker on board the Livington on the articles Francis Graham’ writes re a ‘great wrong’ in 1899.  He can transmit his thoughts over long distances and receive same from others, but some have been sending foul and childest thoughts, and he blames the Prince of Wales.  He has also written to Scotland Yard about it.  2 pages, List 19.

OSBORN, Joseph, Bendigo, jeweller.  Wife Alswitha wrote from Fitzroy, in 1895 alleging his involvement with various criminal activities.  He writes that she has deserted him and their children, is mentally unwell; police agree.  13 pages, List 25.

OSBORNE, Henry James.  Sought by Mary, whom he married at Tamworth in 1896 and left shortly after.  She has found he has another wife, Isabella.  Not found.  14 pages, List 20.

O’SHEA, Timothy.  Suicided at Kerang in 1906.  Father at Wagga Wagga seeks details; letter from brother Michael on file.  18 pages, List 3.

OSTON, Charles August, boot maker, sought by sister Mrs. O.A. BUCKWELL of Sydney in 1917.  Found.  11 pages, List 70.

O’SULLIVAN, K., wrote from Bright in 1904, asking details of her husband Cornelius William, who left two years ago, and was last head of at Walhalla. He was living with a half caste Chinese in Fitzroy under the name of RYAN and had a child there.  Was about 35 years of age.  Not found.  4 pages, List 33.

OTTENSON/OTENSON, Michael.  Information sought by Imperial Russian Consul, Melbourne, in 1895.  Last heard of at Drysdale.  Found.  5 pages, List 30.

OTWAY, Benjamin.  His wife writes from Creswick to Scotland Yard, thinks he may have committed bigamy in England.  They reveal he is a suspect in a murder there in 1897, is found to be a habitual criminal, with an alias of Joseph THOMBLIN.  Has a brother Charles.  File covers 1897-1904.  40 pages, 2 almost illegible, including sketches of him.  List 10.

OXENHAM, William.  Daughter Gertrude writes from Paddington Sydney in 1898, asking for discreet enquiry whether he is still alive; mother is still paying his insurance.  Second letter states he has written, no need for search.  2 pages, List 22.

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PAGE, Gladys. Writes from Brisbane in 1920. She is 19 years old and pregnant to Captain Edward MacMILLAN; seeks police help in finding him.

PAGE, Mrs. Mary, West Melbourne, deserted by husband Henry in 1903, leaving her and three children destitute and starving.  Report on case.  11 pages, List 67.

PAGE, Thomas.  Wife Annie writes from Adelaide, hasn’t heard from him for 9 mths; he is a railway carpenter, 42 yrs, born Gloucester England.  6 pages, List 5.

PALM, Elizabeth, wife of Maurice, dentist, wrote from Perth in 1912 regarding her mother Elizabeth Ellen McLAREN, living in South Melbourne, who needed to go into care somewhere.  She was from Edinburgh Scotland and had no other family here.  25 pages, List 32.

PALMER, Harry, born Portsmouth England.  Sought in 1908 by A. ROYLE of Qld who had been asked by Palmer’s sister Lizzie to help find him.  Harry was last heard of 20 years before, then had a hotel in Sandhurst.  Police find he had died, but locate his widow and son.  9 pages, List 10.

PALMER, Lindsay Clarence and Clarence Roy CAULFIELD, jockey, both of Carlton, travelled to Watchem and broke into shop of  WARNE & GREEN in 1928.  Arrested, tried and gaoled.  Files includes two letters from Palmer and one from his mother, copy of evidence etc.  Large file, List 59.

PALMER, W.T., ironmonger, Ferguson St. Williamstown.  Two coloured letterheads on file relating to purchases by local police, along with illustration of stoves by R. DURRANT.  2 pages and 1 page, List 40.

PANKHURST, Adele. Anti conscription brochure on file, report on her speech.

PARAVICINI, Andrew, charged with indecent assault on 7 year old Lucy May McALLISTER at Barry’s Reef in 1897.  Warning: This large file has graphic details.  List 65.

PARKER, Christopher.  Sought by Agent General in 1888, a tinsmith.  Found interstate.  8 pages, List 5.

PARKER, Jennie, 17 years old, wrote in 1903 asking police to find her mother.  She is the daughter of William and Mary nee BRANAGAN, and ‘was stolen from my home by my father’ c15 years ago.  She has siblings William and Samuel, and her mother was the daughter of Daniel of Scotland.  Not found.  7 pages, List 65.

PARKER, Robert R.B., arrested at Government House in 1903 and committed to an asylum.  Detailed report on circumstances.  14 pages, List 66.

PARSONS, J.M.  of Brooklyn Tinning St. Brunswick, thanks police in 1920 for helping his wife who took ill on a tram.   6 pages, List 24.

PARSONS, James.  In 1899 an unknown male was found dead at Talbot.  Letters found on the body refer to a sister at Abbotsford.  W.O. STACEY, his brother in law arrives to identify body, but it has already been interred.  From description he confirms identity, but problems arise in trying to get death certificate amended.  Detailed background of Parsons given.  29 pages, List 16.

PARTRIDGE, Charles.  Formerly a tobacconist, c74years old, with a one son who is a butcher.  Information sought by James WORTLEY of Brisbane, 13 pages, List 10.

PATE, Mrs. C. c/- Albert Park Coffee Palace, wrote in 1917, complaining that noisy youths next door to her property ‘Mon Repos’ in Mentone were upsetting her tenants.  2 pages, List 70.

PATEN, Agnes Maud, Fremantle, WA, wrote in 1905 re her husband Henry James Paten, c48 years, who left over two years ago and had only sent a small amount of money since for maintenance.  Found, he wanted her to join him in Victoria, but she refused.  7 pages, List 65.

PATERSON, Ellen, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1910; 48 years, wife of Robert, an engineer at Newport workshop; children William and Martha.  8 pages, List 23.

PATERSON, George Beal, Newcastle NSW wrote in 1915 re Ivy WALDRON of Raywood.  They had married after only knowing each other a short time, and she had left shortly afterward, taking some of his money.  Interviewed, she gives a different version of events.  10 pages, List 54.

PATON, David, swagman, drowned at Kyabram in 1900.  Report states received remittances from Mr. KING of Beath, Schuss & Co, and he pays burial expenses.  10 pages, List 47.

PATTENDEN, Mrs. F.  of Neutral Bay Sydney, wrote in 1918 re Elizabeth CHAFFEY, last heard in Brisbane.  Her widowed invalid mother is anxious to find her; not found.  4 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, Alexander.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children reports that he has illtreated a child named Bertie RICKETTS at Mornington in 1898.  Police report.  5 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, David. Complains in 1919 that the woman he married in 1917, Agnes McWHINNIE, committed bigamy as her first husband was still alive when they married. Two marriage certificates on file, one with Patterson, the other with Albert Edwin SHEPPERD. Patterson described as ‘eccentric’. 16 pages.

PATTERSON, Frank, wanted for embezzlement on Edward Francis HUGHES at Casterton, in 1906.  Real name believed to be Francis GOURLEY; actor, believed to be appearing under name Herbert LINDEN in ‘The Fatal Wedding’ a flyer for which is on file.  Photo and 8 pages, List 50.

PATTON, James.  Sought by brother John of Cootamundra in 1904; not found.  6 pages, List 12.

PAUL, E.  Sought by police in 1913 over fraud on Royal Bank in Melbourne by an N. Paul.  He and a Mr. GOTOBED were farmers in Langwarrin; faded photo of the two of them in front of a tent.  File is incomplete; 5 pages, List 8.  See comment below re cost of photographs.

PAULL, Mrs. Charity, Tarilta.  Her hotel and post office burnt to the ground in 1896, only partially insured.  Thomas GEORGE and Herbert WHARTON fined for letting off crackers.  Witness statements from Alice SPENCER (nee Paull), William James GEDDES, Edmund DUNSTAN.  29 pages, List 35.

PAYNE, Thomas, fruit grower, Seville, attempted suicide in 1906.  File covers details and whether to charge him or not; no.  6 pages, List 34.

PAYNTING, George Jnr. File re charge of receiving stolen property at Eaglehawk, 1880. Witnesses William CRACK, Thomas GIST, William LEWIS give evidence. Case dismissed. 18 pages, List 2.

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PEACOCK, H.A., Sydney, wrote in 1903 re his 15 year old daughter Ethel, who had run off, possibly with – NICHOLLS; her mother had recently died.  Police establish they had tried to marry at Lancefield.  3 pages, List 66.

PEACOCK, Dr. Samuel. Anonymous letter from Cape Town, 1902, alleges he is an abortionist. Police report on his activities.

PEACOCK, Dr. Samuel, advised in 1900 he was adopting his late brother’s children Ethel Knox, Vera Knox, John Knox and William Knox Peacock.  5 pages, List 47.

PEARCE, R., bootmaker, Kyneton, in 1903 asks police to help get his 19 year old daughter to return home.  Detailed report on family shows the mother is an invalid; daughters Helen and Ethel mentioned.  6 pages, List 66.

PEARSON, Helen.  Daughter of William of Caulfield, claims child is too ill to be vaccinated in 1893, but still has not been done in 1895, when he is at Wodonga.  16 pages, List 29.

PEGUS, S.G., Maytown, Cooktown, Qld, wrote in 1894, asking if the ‘Civiate Remedial Agency’ Dr George Walsh, 131 Collins St., Melbourne was genuine, of a ‘quack’ organisation.  8 pages, List 13.

PEIRCE, William. Died in Bendigo Hospital in 1881. File re expenses of burial. 6 pages, List 2.

PEKIN, Mrs., Richmond, 1898.  Husband begs local constable Thomas C. KELLY, who is off duty, to help him get her to Abbotsford Convent to dry out, she is a drunkard.  Neighbours petition, complaining about his actions.  Report on case.  18 pages, List 22.

PENCO, Francesco.  Italian Consul in Melbourne writes on his behalf; he is working at Yarraville and has been threatened by his workmates.  6 pages, some very faint as ink has faded, List 5.

PENNEY, Mrs. James A., wrote from Queenbeyan NSW in 1906 re relative Daniel McCAULEY, carpenter,w ho had not answered her letters; is her only living relative in Australia on her father’s side.  Found.  3 pages, List 27.

PENTRIDGE GOVERNOR.  Unsuccessful attempt by police in 1894 to identify printer of scandalous verse being circulated about the governor, J? BULL.  Copy of the poem on the file.  5 pages, List 3.

PEPPER, John.  Wife Elizabeth wrote from Charlton in 1895, asking police to help get him to pay maintenance.  He was in Fremantle.  Her baby had died, she is living with her parents KNIGHTS.  Medical bills on file, also death certificate of Lydia Pepper, 3 months.  Police report less than flattering.  The family had been in Melbourne; her mother Lydia Knights nee SHARP ran a brothel in Charlton and a man named CLARK has been paying maintenance on the child; false information has been supplied on the death certificate.  Clark’s mother Mrs. BANNON received a letter demanding money, even though the child had died.  Pepper sends money.  37 pages, List 28.

PEPPER, Elizabeth, alleges husband John tried to poison her in Fremantle WA in 1895; hands sample of tea to government chemist and it is found to contain arsenic.  Now living with mother Lydia KNIGHTS (taken name of de-facto) in Richmond Vic.  W.A. police send a detailed report, including that she was pregnant to another man when she joined her husband in WA, that a Deed of Separation had been drawn up and that her claims were false according to near neighbours.  25 pages, List 27.

PERCEVAL, Dr. Montague W.C.  Information sought by wife Jane, c/- Rev. E. HIGGINS, Koroit in 1905; hasn’t sent maintenance since 1903.  He is a grandson of the Hon Spencer Perceval, formerly British Prime Minister and his brother will be the Earl of Egmont, and has been living with a Mrs. PORTEOUS.  She is a sister of Col. TEMPLETON.  Scotland Yard report that he has recently married there.  15 pages, List 65.

PERCIVAL, [PERCEVAL?] Mrs, Hawthorn, widow of a barrister, has two sons.  Police receive anonymous letter in 1901 re a girl she has adopted.  She explains circumstances; child is 9 year old Mary KEELY from Hay, NSW, and she had been abandoned by her father.  Her mother had two illegitimate children by another man.  5 pages, List 49.

PERKIN, William, Carlton, applied in 1881 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  2 pages, List 55.

PERMAN, Tom, Gaiety Theatre, Melbourne, charged with overcrowding the theatre in 1904; letter from him on file.  15 pages, List 56.

PETERS, R.A., Corinella, Western Port, asks when he will be called into police force, is on waiting list.  1 page, List 20.

PHELPS, Thomas, deserted wife Margaret and children at Camperdown NSW in 1906.  Found with brother.  13 pages, List 69.

PHELPS, Thomas William, deserted wife Margaret and 3 children at Camperdown Sydney in 1906; they are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 69.

PHILLIPS, Thomas, sentenced to 3 months gaol at Blackwood in 1865 for assaulting his wife.  Memorial asking for early release, is a small farmer and he will be ruined if he can’t plant his crop.  Signs with an X.  2 pages, List 34.

PHILLIPS, William ‘Boxer’ taken to hospital in 1900 after being found drunk in the street and delusional, but died there.  2 pages, List 47.

PHILLIPS, William, deserted wife Catherine at Ulverstone Tasmania c1895.  In 1904 a Victorian constable reported that he had married again and was living at Maffra.  Established that no warrant was ever issued for the desertion.  5 pages, List 56.

PHILLIPSON, Walter John, 62 years, ‘a mining man’ deserted wife Rose Ann in Sydney in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, List 35.

PHILMORE, Gordon Gregory, son of farmer at Jan Juc, died while parents were taking him to hospital at Geelong; police decide inquest unnecessary.  3 pages, List 30.

PIANTI, Pietro.  Committed suicide at Walhalla in 1882.  File re burial, creditors etc.  List 57.

PICKERING, C., of Pickering and Haldane, Hull England, wrote in 1899 re his cousin Thomas CHERRY, who regularly corresponded but hasn’t been heard from for some time.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 38.

PICKUL, Leiser.  Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896, seeking details of this man, a Russian Jew, tailor, keeping company with a Miss CALDER.  His wife and family are in Russia.  Found as PEACOL.  9 pages, List  35.

PIERCY, H., Wrote from Bourke NSW in 1895, applying to join police force, he was 25 yrs old.  2 pages, List 26.

PIGDON FAMILY. Queenscliffe. Correspondence re charge of neglecting children, 1898.

PIGEONNEAU, -., French Consul, Melbourne, asked for a good conduct certificate for his son George Ferdinand, who was going to enlist in the French army in 1910.  Copy of certificate on file.  3 pages, List 54.

PILSTER, John, wrote from Queensland in 1905.  His mother had died and his father deserted him.  His aunt Mrs. R.A. WARREN of Richmond Vic., has told him that he has a brother Charles, known as MILLETT.  Asks police help to find them.  7 pages, List 8.

PIMBLETT, James, charged at Hamilton with carnal knowledge in 1895, along with unnamed father in law.  Trial postponed, allowed out on bail.  4 pages, List 28.

PINKERTON, John.  Foster (Gippsland) police report that he has applied to join force, but is not suitable ‘is only half witted & has no education’.   4 pages, List 6.

PINKUS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, caring for Eva, Ivy and Ethel LAUGHTON in Bendigo in 1896.  Anonymous letter claims they are being ill-treated.  9 pages, List 37.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife Ellen, Granville NSW in 1905.  He left her and their child without support; three letters on file.  He ws a plate layer on the railways, 53 years.  14 pages, List 64.

PIZARS, Sabina.  Left her home in Geelong with Eileen KEATING, to visit sailors in Williamstown in 1913, both teenagers; parents alert police.  3 pages, List 8.

PLANCKE, Aloyse/Louis, sought by Belgian Consul in Melbourne in 1877; hasn’t been heard of since 1873.  Found.  8 pages, List 5.

PLAYHOUSE, Prince’s Bridge, Melbourne.  Theft of cash register from confectionary shop leased by Mrs. BAXTER in 1919.  Secretary writes confidentially to police that caretaker John WHYTE reported theft; Baxter had been given notice to quit, they suspect her.  6 pages, List 27.

PLUMMER, J.B. of Kogarah NSW, asked police to find his daughter Alice Maud GODDARD in 1908.  She had a son William.  Found.  4 pages, List 4.

POLLARD, Arthur.  Proprietor of Lilliputian Opera Co.  Wife writes from Qld re his address, 1909.  List 4.

POLLIE, Indian hawker, took ill and died at St. Arnaud hospital in 1895.  Ali ACKBER/ACKEBER, wrote from Bendigo, claiming his possessions.  5 pages, List 29.

POLLOCK, Alexander.  Charged with murder of Thomas C. BRUNER at Queenscliff, 1899.  Large file, List 3.

POLLOCK, Robert Manderson Leckie, deserted his wife and children at Marrickville and went to Melbourne c1900.  He was formerly in Brisbane.  File contains letter from wife and his sister Mrs. E.RIGNEY.  23 pages, List 49.

POND, Dick, young child, alleges father shot someone and disposed of body in dam at Springhurst in 1894.  Detailed report of investigation, story dismissed.  Names mentioned:  Mathew and Caspar MEYER, Thomas SINCLAIR, Robert CANNING, Roderick McLEAN (a youth).  26 pages, List 13.

POPE, Phillip, 14 years, shot and killed his younger brother Jack, 10 years at Moorabbin in 1928.  Traced by police, arrested and found insane, so placed in care.  In 1931 police discuss what to do with the murder weapon.  This is a large file.  List 60.

POPE, Rose, 16 years, living with uncle William Henry RANDELS in Brighton, was returning from her father’s house in Footscray when indecently assaulted on a train in 1899.  10 pages, List 41.

POPPENS, William, licensee of the Melbourne Hotel, Bourke St. objects in 1900 to being charged with trading after hours.  Police report that Fanny HOSKINS, who lived in a nearby wine shop, was seen leaving his premises with bottles, and others found on premises.  4 pages, List 44.

PORTER, Annie, born Poowong 1892, birth never registered by father Hugh, a labourer; brothers Hugh and Henry, born Drouin, may not have been registered either.  4 pages, List 39.

PORTER, John, Constable 3261, left force in 1887.  In 1901 asks for a copy of his discharge papers, is leaving for overseas.  2 pages, List 52.

POSNER, Mrs. M., wrote from Marickville, Sydney in 1900 re her ex husband Maurice, a dentist, who went by the name of PARK, and owed maintenance.  4 pages, List 46.

POSSET, Eugene. Murdered, inquest and trial brief, 1894. James C. WATSON and Alfred DOUGLAS suspected.

POTTER, Daniel. Wife writes from Parramatta NSW in 1883, he deserted her in 1875; had been in NSW police force.

POTTICARY, Mary.  Sydney solicitor writes in 1895 on behalf of her husband Richard who is concerned he hasn’t heard from her.  She kept an umbrella repair shop in Bendigo, and her maiden name was SHADWELL.  Found.  16 pages, List 29

POTTICARY, Richard, writes from Sydney in 1897 re wife Mary, last heard from in Eaglehawk.  Found, she refuses to have anything to do with him; he left her 3 year ago.  7 pages, List 25

POULTENEY, Zephaniah.  Alfred MAYNE reports to Melbourne police in 1908 that Poulteney, recently released from a lunatic asylum, had threatened to follow his wife to Tasmania and shoot her.  Tasmanian police alerted and find that the wife is staying with her stepfather, MEREDITH at Oyster Cove, but had met with him in Hobart where his mother lived.  12 pages, List 10. CONNECTION FOUND.

POULTON, Alfred, of Korumburra, committed to gaol in 1904 for failure to pay maintenance on children Beatrice May, Edith Jane and Frederick FIRTH, whose mother had died.  Also had a child by Mrs. Honora TILBY.  10 pages, List 10.

POUND, Edwin James, sexton of Runmnymede Cemetery, writes in 1910 re account of Wilhelm HAGEDORN who dug grave of old-age pensioner William BRANKSON.  3 pages, List 24.

POWELL, Giles, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force; refused.  5 pages, List 55.

POWER, Henry/Harry. 1870 file re trial. 1887 complaint from his sister Mrs. SLATER of Oakleigh, that local constable is bringing people to see him – he is living with her.

POWER, William.  Printed statement setting out his request to be reinstated in the Victoria Police Force in 1877; joined 1854.  8 pages, List 55.

PRAHRAN, 244 Chapel Street, small fire there in 1900, occupied by Wilhelmina KRIMPOTICA as a restaurant.  2 pages, List 50.

PRANDONI, Jack.  Applied for employment with MLC Assurance Co., in 1912, citing police as reference.  They report he was briefly a revenue agent with sly grog selling cases, but is unsuitable for employment.  He was born in northern Italy.  5 pages, List 32.

PREECE, Joseph, tailor, Auburn, fined for failure to vaccinate daughter Maud in 1900. 20 pages, List 51.

PRENDERGAST, Therese, 19 years, very easily led astray, left home in Sydney in 1898; sought by sister Mary McLEOD of Auburn.  Not found.  14 pages, List 23.

PRENTICE, Mrs. J.E., wrote from South Melbourne in 1898, on black bordered paper.  Her husband had just renewed his car registration and licence when he died; seeks a refund of money.  Refused.  2 pages, List 22.

PRENTICE, William Edward. Lodges complaint in 1918 about his treatment by police. He is a returned soldier. Report states he went to the South African War, was associated with the Whitton episode [Breaker Morant], and sentenced to death. Detail of his criminal activities. 11 pages.

PRESTON, Mrs. Hannah, wrote from Hindmarsh South Australia in 1898, is a ‘brokenhearted wife, mother and sister’.  Looking for sister Ellen GWYNNE, who came from the UK c13 years ago, and was last heard of in 1893, using mother’s maiden name of HARDINGHAM.  Hannah is the mother of 15, 7 of which are alive.  Mentions daughter Maude Elizabeth who married John Henry WHITE, but ‘does not bear a good name in Society.’  Is critical of her own husband ‘a human beast more than a man’.  23 pages, List 17.

PRESTON, Walter Charles, born New Zealand 1905, son of James George.  In 1928 came to Australia and used the name Walter KIMBER to compete in professional running events, winning quite a lot of money.  Officials suspicious so police investigation followed.  Photo of him in running gear on file.  43 pages, List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

‘PREUSSEN’. Quarantined 1887; engineer VON RUTI escapes.

PRICE, Jane and brother Arthur, accidentally killed in Beech Forest in 1896.  Two page report.  List 37.

PRICE, Thomas, died in 1893 at Southern Cross Hospital ,Western Australia of consumption.  Lillie McILWRAIN wrote from Clydebank Sale in 1895 on behalf of his sister Elizabeth, her employee, who has heard that he has died and left some assets.  8 pages, List 25.

PRITCHARD, Charles, boat builder, Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1903 re his wife Fanny Ann, 55 years who had left him with Leslie SOUTHWELL, 23 years, his apprentice and gone to Melbourne.  They had been married for 40 years; heartfelt letter from him.  He seeks police help to get her to return.  An interesting file.  7 pages, List 66.

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL LEAGUE OF VICTORIA. Printed rules and platform, 1891.

PRUDE, Lucy, 38 years, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1912; son in law Lewis WHITE took her to hospital.  Report on, and decision not to charge her.  6 pages, List 32.

PRUEN, Mrs. L.M., wrote from Bathurst NSW in 1896 re her husband Edward Jenner Pruen.  She believed he was keeping a hotel or bar in Melbourne; was a singer and comedian on the stage, and owed her maintenance.  Not found.  15 pages, some damaged.  List 29.

PURCELL/PURSELL, William. His mother, who lives at Bendigo, has not heard from him for about two years, and asks police to check if a murdered man at Nowra in NSW is her son, as he was last heard from there. He was a blacksmith. Police find him alive. 7 pages, List 2.

PURDIE, John, cut wife Annie’s throat with a razor at Ballarat in 1891, in front of adopted children Rose and Robert.  Arrested, he died in gaol.  Detailed report on incident and care of children.  8 pages, List 51.

PURSE, Clara.  Mother, Mrs. John NICHOLL of Carlton, writes in 1894, stating that Clara, 13 yrs, had left Seymour some months before with Charles BOND and his family, and he refused to return her.  7 pages, List 13.

PURTLE, Patrick, died suddenly in Red Lion Hotel, Melbourne, in 1900, c45 years.  He was blind and lived there out of charity of licensee Alex. CATHCART.  His sister was Mrs. Mary LEONARD of Netherby and he had a brother in NSW.  5 pages, List 49.

PYSING, George.  Incomplete file re him being arrested at Perth and extradited to Melbourne in 1898.  5 pages and photo, List 7.  See comment re photographic costs.  CONNECTION FOUND.

PYWELL, Henry Claude.  Telegram from W.A. in 1897 refers to Police Gazette entry and reports he is in Fremantle, was arrest desired.  Father in law Thomas BOOKLESS of Drouin refuses to pay costs, so case dropped.  6 pages, List 39.

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QUICK & HYETT, solicitors, Bendigo, give notice in 1896 that William Arthur SPENCER, and his wife, now of Ellesmere, formerly of Charters Towers, have adopted Martha Mary Jane SNELL, 10 years, born Cobar NSW, daughter of late George Henry SNELL, late of Coolgardie.  3 pages, List 36.

QUIGLEY, Daniel.  Deserted wife Rosina in St. Kilda in 1897, went to Western Australia.  Carpenter, c40 years.  Found.  4 pages, List 17.

QUIGLEY, Ellen, gave birth to illegitimate child at the house of her employer Mrs. REYNOLDS, Ballarat, in 1900.  Medical man alerts police who arrange for a nurse and for her to go to step father Harry ELDRIDGE in Learmonth.  File covers claims for payment by nurse Mrs. W. HARRISON.  Father of child named.  20 pages, List 46.

QUIGLEY, I.T., Terang, 1902; applies to join police force, 2 pages, List 12.

QUILL, Teresa nee FAHEY. Large file re her bigamy with John Francis ROE, school teacher. His mother wants her prosecuted. 1901-02. Further large file – Teresa sues him for maintenance of their child.

QUIN, Alexander Chamberlin, murdered Margaret E. WATSON at Albert Park in 1896.  File re case.  16 pages, List 39.

QUIN, John P., sought by brother Theodore in Melbourne in 1903.  He was late of Bright, 43 years, son of the late Charlotte, one of several brothers, including Augustus Whitney and Alfred Ernest.  Found.  13 pages, List 67.

QUIN GEE.  Died at Browns near Scarsdale in 1898, buried by police.  Had a share in a hut with ME SING who asks police to sell property as he wants to return to China as he is old – his letter on file.  Part of the proceeds of sale are refunded to cover cost of burial.  3 pages, List 16.

QUINLIVAN, Mary.  Warrant issued in 1896 after she failed to appear at Gordon Court in case involving attempted carnal knowledge of 13 year old Anne Greene by her father John GREENE, licensee of the Railway hotel there.  Mary is 17 years old, and his stepdaughter.  Mrs. Margaret HUNT and Mrs. Mary Ann CARROLL are witnesses in the case, as was Mary.  57 pages, List 38.

QUINN, Elizabeth, 7 years, living with mother Mary Ann Quinn in brothel in Melbourne, in 1900 raped by AH LOY alias HE LIM/LEW AH LOY, Chinese, c32 years, who had been living with her mother for past 8 years in the Brighton area.  Child taken from mother and placed in government care.  Warning: this is a particularly distressing case.  25 pages, some repetition, List 45.

QUINN, J. wrote confidential letter from Barmah in 1895, had lived there for 17 years.  Reported that cattle stealing was going on in State Forest Common; has found hidden bits of brands cut from live animals, and encloses one.  Asks investigation without his name being mentioned.  5 pages and sample in envelope.

QUINN, Mathew.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1897.  Claims he was assaulted by Edward KING at Havelock and police did nothing about it.  Report shows he was one of a gang of unemployed men at temporary work.  Others were Arthur HILL, Franz WANGEMANN, Thomas BROWN, James ROY, who sign statement that he was struck in self defence, and was drunk.  Given a bad character.  9 pages, List 20.

QUINN, Patrick, wrote from Rookwood Sydney in 1904; signs with an X.  His papers were left with solicitor DYER in Bacchus Marsh; he is entitled to an Imperial Pension.  Dyer has died, asks police help to find his records.  He is old and nearly helpless.  Police cannot assist, but when they reply NSW police report he is in an asylum under the name of John McFARLANE.  6 pages, List 34.

QUINT, Edwin, bricklayer, assaulted in 1898 by Herman KANE and James GRACE at Fitzroy.  Richard BARNES, bootmaker, involved.  Crown Solicitor gives opinion over whether to lay assault charge – no.  32 pages, List 21.

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FABRIO, Louis, found dead at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in 1900.  Papers found include a number of Austrian documents and a letter from V. ZAN of North Melbourne, who states he was a friend, not a relation, and won’t pay burial costs.  Mention of Fabrio’s son in law in New Zealand.  18 pages, List 45.

FAIR, Mrs. Mary nee CAUL, occupier of Coffee Palace Yarrawonga in 1896.  Premises caught fire, servant Isabella WATSON raised alarm; police have suspicions it was deliberate. 13 pages, List 30.

FAIR, Minnie, Toorak.  Wrote re her husband who went to the U.S. and divorced her.  She has 2 children and needs assistance.  2 pages, List 18.

FAIRBURN, Harry, elderly, found in destitute condition in Mansfield in 1898, local Nelson PETERS paid to take care of him for 4 weeks, but he dies.  Claimed to have had a brother James in Sydney.  Police there find James’s widow Charlotte Lindsay Fairburn, but she says man is imposter, Harry died years ago.  Police confirm that’s who he was.  16 pages, List 21.

FAIRHALL, A.E., Mount Lofty, S.A., asks whereabouts of Leonard Fairhall in 1905; was gaoled for two years in 1902, formerly worked for Sir Frederick SARGOOD.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

FAIRS, David.  Father Eric Newton Fairs sentenced to gaol in Adelaide, gave his son David to a woman, (a prostitute) who in turn gave him to a Mrs. BUCHANAN of South Yarra, to look after, and subsequently married – SCARLETT, and now, 1938, claimed David back.  Police ascertain that the child’s mother is known as Sybil O’NEILL, and that she and the father were divorced.  David sent to father.  5 pages, List 2.

FALL, John, of Meerlieu near Stratford. File re suspected poisoning of family and ill feeling between them and neighbour John McCamey. 28 pages.

FALVEY, Caroline, wrote from Riddells Creek in 1900, had been deserted by her husband Timothy.  She had been partly supported by her father Thomas CLARK, but local police say they’ve had a falling out.  Not found.  9 pages, List 46.

FARMER, G.  Employed briefly by detective department as a ‘special’ in 1865, but found not suitable for permanent employment.  4 pages, List 4.

FARMERS UNION HOTEL, (Jeffrey’s) Beaulah.  Burnt down in 1894, as was Robert Jeffrey’s tailor shop.  Report on, servant Mina KAY and Assyrian hawker Michael COORY also mentioned.  6 pages, List 38.

FARRAN, Mrs. A.V., Ballarat, writes in 1895; her husband is an ex constable who has had little work.  She asks for his re-instatement; refused.  9 pages, List 28.

FARRELL, John.  His sister Mrs. BURKE of South Yarra wrote in 1895, asking if the person who died in Sydney as a result of skylarking is her brother; response states it was not him, he is still working in newspaper office there.  16 pages, List 28.

FARRELL, P.P., Collingwood, complained in 1903 that his neighbour Mrs. WARD, had robbed him; police report she is c60 years of age and he is eccentric.  8 pages, List 67.

FAULKNER, Samuel, wrote from Mildura in 1899; has heard his brother Joseph W. Faulkner died some time ago in Melbourne, asks details.  Confirmed, estate went to father Joseph in Oxford, U.K.  6 pages, List 42.

‘FEDERAL’ SHIPWRECK. Very large file re disposal of bodies etc. 1901.

FEIGLIN, Moses, of Shepparton, wrote in 1919 re his son Abraham’s failure to report under the Aliens Act.  4 pages, List 3.

FENTON, Alfred, c30 years, boarded with Mrs. COLLIER in Hawksburn and worked for DANKS & SONS, disappeared suddenly in 1910; suicide feared.  Brother F.J. Fenton, Sale, asks police help, not to be made public.  15 pages, List 54.

FENTON, Jane, left husband Michael in Perth in 1896, taking 5 year old son with her.  Was a noted horsewoman, believed to have gone to uncle in Geelong, but located elsewhere.  8 pages, List 14.

FENTON, John William, sought by J.T. PETTETT of Melbourne in 1895, who writes on behalf of himself and other relatives.  Left Melbourne c13 months ago for Western Australia, worked a mine with Henry RICE, Lawrence DEVITT and Ernest LINSAY, some of whom were old friends.  Quotes report in Avoca newspaper.  Fenton is 38 years, born Victoria.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

FERGIE, William Seymour, barrister and solicitor and HORNBY, Ernest A., law clerk, committed fraud on M.U.I.O.O.F. and absconded.  Sighted in Colombo in 1900.  11 pages, List 46.

FERGUSON, Bella. Murdered child; investigation into her background, 1899.

FERGUSON, Henry alias FRANKLIN.  Information sought by wife Mrs. Franklin, Newtown, Sydney in 1902; she hasn’t heard from him for 15 years.  Not found.  11 pages, List 61.

FERRIS, David. Fined for disloyal remarks, 1915; resigned from Benalla Shire Council.

FIELD, Dora, foundling, found on doorstep of Mrs. FORBES of Albert Park in 1912 and given this name.  2 pages, List 33.

‘FIJI’ WRECK at Moonlight Head, 1891. File re burial expenses etc.

FINLAY, Alice, Aborigine, enticed away from Cummerangunja Mission Station by Charles WILSON in 1900, and abandoned in Victoria.  2 telegrams only.  2 pages, List 44.

FINLAY, John.  Information sought by L. Finlay of Auburn NSW in 1902.  He was employed by police; found.  7 pages, List 61.

FINLAY, Samuel, wrote from Foster in 1894, complaining that his 18 year old son Samuel was charged with shooting at birds, while his companion John JONESs was not charged, because he is the son of the Shire President. Report on claim.  4 pages, List 24.

FIRE PRETENTION ASSOCIATION.  Upper Maffra region.  President Donald MANSON, secretary M.  DRUMMOND, advise police of their existence in 1901.  Copy of Rules on file, 3 pages, List 53.

FIRMIN, Florence, Stanmore, Sydney, wrote in 1903, asking if Elizabeth MARTIN had ever kept a hotel in Melbourne between 1857 and 1866, possibly the wife of brewer P.J. Martin.  6 pages, List 67.

FISHER, W.T., Australasian Steam Navigation Co., Brisbane, wrote in 1904 re Minnie McPARLAN, born Dublin, c27 years, who went from Horsham to Melbourne in 1901.  Not found.  7 pages, List 68.

FITZCLARENCE, Roy, c19 years, charged with stealing car of Thomas Leigh BERRIDGE, school teacher, Heidelberg in 1928.  Photo in cowboy outfit.  2 pages, List 58.

FITZGERALD, (female) gives birth at Lying In Hospital Ballarat in 1902, claims she is a married woman named Murray from Kangaroo Flat, but this is false.  The unnamed child is cared for a nurse then committed to the Neglected Children’s Department.  The father is named.  This is an incomplete file.  4 pages, List 62.

FITZGERALD, Thomas Augustine.  Sought by mother Mrs. A. ALCHIN of McPhail, Dubbo, NSW in 1902.  He was working for a contractor named WALDRON.  Traced through various country areas.  10 pages, List 19.

FITZGERALD, William, nightwatchman, murdered at Perfection Knitting Mills in Fitzroy in 1928.  He was born in Waimate New Zealand in 1889, had served in their military and had sisters in New Zealand.  A very large file, with photos of the site where the murder took place.  List 58.

FITZPATRICK, Alexander. Owes two years’ maintenance on McKAY child, 1879. Second file: George REEVES, Tungamah writes 1883 re his paying attention to his sister.

FITZPATRICK, Mrs. G. of Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1918 re Daniel DUSTING and his family.  Not found.  4 pages, List 3.

FITZPATRICK, Johanna, died in Sunbury Asylum 1897; son James, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, approached to pay burial costs.  8 pages, List 41.

FITZROY, 149 Brunswick Street.  Fire there in 1900; owned by Edward WARING, and Mrs. Harriett ATTWOOD and Thomas LOVE had shops there.  7 pages, List 49.

FITZROY, 343 Brunswick Street.  Fire at in 1900; owned by John KENNEDY, grocer, occupied by Mrs. Margaret SMITH, widow, dressmaker.  2 pages, List 50.

FITZROY, 36 St. David’s Street.  Fire at in 1900; occupied by Mrs. Margaret HILLIARD, seen by Dolph SCHMUTSCH and John WALKER who broke in and put fire out.  Owner Peter GIBAUD.  2 pages, List 50.

FITZSIMMONS, Henry, committed to asylum after damaging church property with a knife in 1870.  6 pages, List 30.

FLAGSTAFF GARDENS. Report re vandalism in, broken statues, 1875.

‘FLASHDALE’ Champion Clydesdale, died suddenly on the farm of his owner Corrie Spencer RODDA near Jeparit in 1928 and found by him.  Owner suspected poisoning.  Employee Peter HARVEY and local vet Thomas BELL provide statements.  A very detailed report is provided.  23 pages, List 58.

FLEMING, -. Unemployment agitator, report re his presence at concert for Duke, 1901.

FLEURY, Achille & Co., Criterion Hotel, Ballarat, wrote to government in 1860, asking if a proposed play was legal entertainment; copy of script on file.  List 27.

FLEXMORE, Ronald. Fifteen year old son of Alfred, took money and disappeared in 1919. File covers search for him and includes a photo. 18 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FLEXMORE-CONLIFFE, Frederick Charles.  Wife writes from Kalgoorlie in 1906; he left her and child in Perth 3 years ago and went to Melbourne to obtain work, but has sent little money.  Is a scenic painter, formerly employed at the Wax Works in Bourke Street.  Found.  List 24.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FLOOD, Nellie, Ward of the State, 1900. Living at Echuca when charged with setting fire to haystack of Mrs. Annie MASLEN with whom she was living. Makes claim again Constable George FAULKNER of Echuca which is investigated and disproved; taken to Good Shepherd Convert. 30 pages, List 2.

FLOWER, Albert C.  A child living with Mrs. Elizabeth REICHEL/RIGHTELL in Fitzroy in 1899, neighbours report her cruelty to Society for Prevention of Cruelty who ask police to investigate.  Mother of child has remarried to Thomas TANGYE and is now living in NSW.  26 pages, List 17.

FLOWERS, Nellie.  File re her adoption from the Infant Asylum by Mr and Mrs. Fred SHOLER, subsequent complaint about Mrs Sholer being a prostitute, removal of Nellie and placement with Mrs. E. MOLONEY.  Nellie was 7 in 1894.  41 pages, List 13.

FLYNN, Thomas, publican at Beveridge in 1866, complains to police of sly grog sellers, 6 pages, List 14.

FOGG, R., wrote from Albert Park in 1904, asking police to help get his sister Dorothy away from her father who was neglecting her.  Police can’t interfere; file gives background.  5 pages, List 10.

FOLKS, William.  Query in 1902 whether he can be charged with an offence as he also uses the name LINDSAY.  He is illegitimate, his mother subsequently married Lindsay.  7 pages, List 16.

FORBES, John, bricklayer, South Yarra, attempts to have his eldest daughter removed from the Reformatory in 1887.  Chief Commissioner asks for report on him and his circumstances.  4 pages, List 56.

FORD/FOORD, George.  Wife Ann of Carlton fears he has deserted her, 1869.  He is Cornish, 44 yrs old, they have two children, she is destitute and has breast cancer.  10 pages, List 4.

FORD, Gertrude, 61 years, Fitzroy, charged with murdering Alice Ivy KELLY after performing abortion in 1928.  Kelly’s sister was Irene Ethel Alice BURROWS.  A large file, with some duplication, List 58.

FORD, Jane Elizabeth, file shows arrangements of her being sent to her father John in Victoria from interstate, 1900.  File is incomplete, but reference to him being wanted for wife desertion.  5 pages, List 49.

FORTESCUE, Arthur H., wrote from East Charlton in 1903, applying to become a sly grog detective.  4 pages, List 19.

FORTUNE, Thomas. Charged with vagrancy 1914, born Victoria c1855, widower, given room in private home in Carlton by Elizabeth HALL.

FOSS, Alice, writes from Gunnedah NSW in 1900.  Husband Thomas, former policeman at Balranald, supposedly left Melbourne for home, but she’s heard nothing for some months.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.

FOSS, Thomas, left wife and three children in Balranald NSW in 1899.  He had been in the NSW police but “got into trouble over a barmaid Charlotte PETERSON”.  His wife wrote in 1900, seeking maintenance, and enclosed a photo of a woman, seems to be Peterson.  Police interview Peterson’s sister Mrs. COWLEY in Ballarat.  12 pages and photo, List 45.   (List is a different file from the one above.)

FOSTER, Mrs. Elizabeth, Dandenong State Forest, asks for help in 1896.  She has 2 children of her own and 4 grandchildren, 12, 10, 8 and 6, children of Abel KAY, to maintain and can’t find food for them.   Police report she has a house and land near the Mitcham Railway Station and a shop and cottages in Collingwood let to Jack WREN for a tote.  16 pages, List 36.

FOSTER, Mary, Collingwood, asks in 1896 if the Foster who is on trial for fraud in Sydney is her husband Thomas.  They have been married for 21 years, were in North Qld for 4 years when he suggested she go ahead to Melbourne and he would join her, but he never did.  She is 55 and ‘getting up in years’ and needs support.  Not him.  5 pages, List 37.

FOSTER, Miss Ursula, Windsor, rode her bicycle through a children’s procession in 1899 and was reprimanded by traffic constable.  She complains, and William H. IRVINE of Armadale supports her.  11 pages, List 41.

FOSTER, William.  His unnamed wife in Brisbane Hospital writes to police in 1904, wanting him to support her as she is leaving there shortly.  He was living in South Melbourne.  Police find he died that year, but beforehand declined to help her because she had left him 11 years previously.  7 pages, List 10.

FOUBISTER/FOUBISTUER, Florence C., wrote from Campbell’s Creek in 1909 re her husband John George, 55 years, believed to be in Melbourne where his brothers James and Robert were.  Not found.  6 pages, List 70.

FOWLER, Mary, Carlton, formerly a publican, wrote in 1900 asking police help in getting a neighbor HENRY (a German) to give her access to her newly purchased property in Duke St. Brunswick; he had put up a fence and kept dogs.  4 pages, List 46.

FOX, Katie, 24 years, spinster, accidently burnt and subsequently died in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 43.

FRAME, John, South Yarra, child Eric J., not vaccinated in 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.  11 pages, List 51.

FRANCIS, John. A lunatic. File re removing his effects to the Kerang police station, and unpaid account of John O’HEARN, 1880. 7 pages, List 2.

FRANCIS, William Nichol, long term employee of Port Melbourne Council, married, with an adult family, accused in 1903 of interfering with 5 year olds Walter WILLIAMS (son of Walter) and Roy LAUDER (son of Lydia).  Warning: this is quite a confronting file.  14 pages, List 67.

FRANKLIN, Horace J., bookseller, Bourke St., Melbourne.  Allegation indecent books being sold there; flyers on file.  9 pages, List 58.

FRANKLIN, Sarah, living apart from her husband and with – GIRDLESTONE and 6 month old child in Fitzroy in 1909, and in poor circumstances.  Report on.  4 pages, List 53.

FRASER, George James, Kookynie, W. Aust., wrote in 1905 re father’s Will, has not received his share; Joseph REWCASTLE is executor, interviewed.  8 pages, List 23.

FRASER, Katherine. Shot her husband Dr. Paul Fraser, 1899.

FREDERICKSON, Mrs. Catherine of Richmond. Applied to run a travelling show in 1895; ‘she is a lady boxer, girls are high kickers and songsters, men heavyweight lifters and sword swallowers’.

FREEDOX, John, sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1895; had been in Tasmania, formerly in Salvation Army, now living with Mrs. MOOD.  Found in gaol.  8 pages, List 25.

FREEMAN, H. of Sydney, wrote in 1917, seeking details of Albert BUCKLEY, a former Melbourne abortionist.  Included physical details and a pencilled sketch.  7 pages, List 3.

FREEMAN, S., wrote from Adelaide SA in 1899; she has had the illegitimate  male child of George PERRIN for 8 years, and he has paid maintenance but not recently.  He was believed to be in Melbourne, a sharebroker with a wife and family, from whom he was separated, at Watervale in S.A.  Not found.  24 pages, List 42.

FRENCH CONVICTS.  Military Inspectors from New Caledonia visited Melbourne in 1884, inspected French prisoners and provided information about their backgrounds and previous convictions.  Those identified were:  Jean M. PORTES alias MARCELLIN, Jean HERMAN alias STIEFLERT, Gabriel GAVALLI/GILVALIER, alias Emile (political prisoner), Edward DESCHINS alias TOUSSAINT, Lorenzo DE MAZURS, alias Enrico.  11 pages, List 56.

FREES, Mrs. Boarding House Keeper, Melbourne, wrote in 1896 re Robert and Rachel Ida THOMAS and their two chilldren Augustus and Maude had come to stay with her the previous year.  Both parents left, promising to pay for children’s care, but had never done so.    Rachel Thomas had previously kept a hotel in Perth WA; her first marriage was to HAZEL, a hotelkeeper in Qld.  Couple found in Sydney, impoverished, and Maud sent to them.  14 pages, List 36.

FREESTONE, Mrs. Ellen, Maryborough, 1895, submits account for looking after VENNELL children while mother on trial for murder.  22 pages, List 25.  See also VENNELL entry for another file on this case.

FRENCH ISLAND PROGRESS ASSOCIATION.  Complain to police in 1915 about Miss Edith LOWE of Northcote, who arranged two concerts there in aid of the Red Cross, but has refused to hand over the proceeds to them.  15 pages, some in pencil.  List 2.

FRESHWATER CREEK.  Fire destroyed property, formerly a hotel, now a house rented by Mr. BUCKLEY who had just left.  Property owned by Mrs. Catherine SKINNER.  Insurance company suspect foul play, ask report.  36 pages, List 30.

FRIEND, George H. Secretary of Post Office and Telegraph Department Annual Road Race organisation in 1899. Asks police department to reconsider their ban on bike road races as the event has already been organised; department agrees. Poster advertising race on file. 5 pages, List 2.

FRITH, William, died in Geelong gaol in 1900.  Police find a letter from his son Arthur in Northam W.A., and contact him re payment of burial expenses.  7 pages, List 45.

FROST, Charles, has used name SELHURST, ‘very well connected’ had been on squatting station in NSW.  Confidential enquiry sought by brother Herbert, Newcastle, NSW in 1903.  Found to have attempted suicide.  10 pages, List 67.

FROST, James, a candidate in the 1927 Preston Municipal elections, investigated for irregularities in getting people to fill in postal votes.  Mrs. Emma McNESS and her daughters Daisy Nellie and Ruby Olive were innocently involved; J.P. John Thomas ELLINSON, 78 years and partly deaf, was used by Frost.  20 pages, List 59.

FULLER, Frances, daughter of Mrs. Agnes, gave birth to child in Maryborough in 1865, reputed father Henry GILL.  Report on background and inquest file on child who died.  10 pages, List 53.

FURLONG, Mary Cecilia, rang away from her home in Brighton in 1894, aged 16 years.  Father William R., professor of music, takes out warrant and charges her with vagrancy.  Anonymous letters claim she was ill-treated by step-mother MACKAY nee DOUGLAS.  In 1896 police interview neighbour Mrs ANDERSON and others who confirm claim.  Suspicion that she may have been murdered and house and grounds searched, but nothing found.  Cousin Mrs. Thomas CHAPLIN receives letter from her; various other relatives are interviewed, but no trace.  Brothers were William and Frank.  Stepmother’s claims to having been ’in society’ in Queensland disproved.   Not found.  Faded photo of Mary on file.  See instructions re how to order copy of a photo.   Very large file, List 37.

FURNELL, Mrs. S., Hawksburn, reports in 1904 that daughter Ada is missing; is 35 years and ‘mentally weak’.  Located in asylum under another name.  4 pages, List 68.

FYANS, Foster. A remittance man, left wife 26 years ago, missing and believed dead, but found, 1906.

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GADSDON, Emily, George and Clara.  Anonymous letter alleges that neighbour Frederick W. JONES has interfered with Gadsdon’s daughter Clara in 1899.  Both families were market gardeners at Highett.  Jones was c 30 years old.  Gadsdon family lived on land owned by Walter HOWELL, adjoining Jones.  Local police have her examined and no trace of offence found; they give reason for ‘trumped up’ claim.  18 pages, List 43.

GAFFNEY, Philip, deserted wife Johanna and 6 children in Brunswick in 1881; Irish, brickmaker, 32 years, sister at Yabba Yabba near Shepparton.  In 1897 she asks police if Terence Philip Gaffney is him; no.  9 pages, List 20

GALE, Samuel. Married Hannah MURPHY in Cork Ireland in 1872 as GEALE; married Belinda LOFT in Melbourne in 1885. Bigamist.

GALLAGHER, Charles, Perth, West Australia, wrote in 1901 re his brother Daniel, not heard from for 3 years, was then in Outtrim.  Found.  7 pages, List 49.

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Percival.  Someone, possibly his parents, (letter not on file) enquired for him in 1900.  Letter on file confirms he jumped overboard from the New Guinea while working his passage; had a brother in South Africa.  Letter from E. EDWARDS of Fernbank Gippsland on file, cousin Harry CORKE interviewed.  14 pages, List 22.  See also Missing Friend entry.

GALLAGHER, George, Singleton NSW wrote in 1904, detailing his troubles and asking police for help to find his wife Ernestina and their seven children.  Police find she is in gaol and the children in the Industrial Schools.  6 pages, List 11.

GALLAGHER, Roy, deserted wife Elvira Alexandra at Geelong in 1928.  His sister Mrs. O’NEIL lived at Burwood.  Anonymous letter claims he is working in that area; not found.  9 pages, List 58.

GALLERY, Francis.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1914, complaining about local police harassment since 1909.  In that year Patrick JOYCE attempted a robbery nearby, and was shot by police.  Police report he has a drinking problem. 7 pages, List 3.

GALLOP, George.  Wrote from Colac in 1904, offering police free samples of his medicinal oil for treatment of sore feet.  List 16.

GALVIN, Timothy, died in police hospital in 1862.  Very detailed file which includes his will, inventory of estate and disposal of assets, arrangements for burial and memorial, and two letters from brother Jeremiah at Laharn, Killorglin, Co Kerry Ireland, one of which describes their father’s last illness. 25 pages, List 69.

GALWEY, George, Boort, applied for Old Age Pension in 1901, stated he had a son George in Qld.  Son found, but declines to support him.  6 pages, List 51.

‘GAMBIER’ SHIPWRECK, 1891. Body identified by son as Mrs. TREWENACK and sent to Adelaide, but daughters say it is not her. Then believed to be wife of Joseph BAKER of Broken Hill, but he says she’s really the wife of Albert DAVIDSON, butcher of Redfern.

GANNAWAY, James Frank., former clergyman, arrested in 1895 for incest on daughter Alice Emily at Nunawading.  Her seven children by him were all taken into care.  Medical bill for childbirth disputed by police department.  27 pages, List 31.

GARBUTT, John and family, of South Melbourne.  Suspected poisoning of, 1894.  6 pages, List 13.

GARRICK, Mrs. Teresa, died in Fitzroy in 1896; body exhumed as police suspect an abortion; mother Mrs. Ellen HENDY says she had a stillborn child.  21 pages, List 131.

GARRIGUES, Benoit Andre, died Tarnagulla 1875.  French Consul in Melbourne asks details re cause of death, will etc., in 1898.  Detailed report provided.  4 pages, List 19.

GARSDEN, W.  Wrote from Northam, W.A. in 1900, asking police to try and find his watch, lost when arrived in Melbourne from U.K. and drunk.  3 pages,  List 14.

GARTH, Murray.  Complicated story involving Ida HYAMS (divorcee) who went into partnership with him in Garth Trading Co, but they had a falling out.  In 1931 he was tied up and assaulted by Frank ROBERTS, her gardener, (lived in Camberwell) and Albert EASTWOOD, her driver, (lived at Port Melbourne).  Large file, List 4.

GARVEY, Bridget. Gave birth to illegitimate child 1894; charged with false registration and abandoning it. Two files.

GARVIE, Mary E., Aldgate, South Australia, wrote in 1904 re family of Samuel James SMITH, surgeon dentist, brother in law of late G.L. GEORGE, dentist.  He married Emily Marion JOHNSON in South Melbourne c1876, had children Arthur and Violette Ethel Hester who married Leonard V. ARROWSMITH.  Smith went to gaol for forgery and subsequently deserted his family.  He is a beneficiary in an estate.  10 pages, List 68.

GASCOIGNE, Captain James.  Believed to have died in Torres Straits shipwreck in 1869.  Widow Harriet requests any papers etc. found be given to her.  Query re case from Brisbane.  She is second wife, first wife was Sarah.  5 pages, List 4.

GAS INDUSTRY STRIKE, 1920. Large file re police used, complaints re filthy conditions in canteen etc.

GASPERO, Matteo.  Admitted to Kew Asylum in 1914.  Brother Jins wrote from Currawarra NSW, asking details.  8 pages, List 32.

GASTON, Percy, Mansfield, deserted wife Janet in Sydney in 1903; is a returned South African soldier, 32 years.  7 pages, List 64.

GATELY, Mary Ann, licensee of the Gelantipy Hotel, Buchan, charged with licensing offence in 1895.  Brother Thomas COX.  12 pages, including newspaper cuttings, List 28.

GATENBY, J.W. of Clifton Hill, wrote in 1906.  He had been assaulted by larrikins.  Police report that his 40 year old son, who is ‘not in his proper state of mind’ had attacked them first.  10 pages, List 4.

GATHEN, A., dairyman, Albert Park, reports that his servant Lizzie HORNE has had an illegal operation performed by Dr. Thomas HODGSON of Fitzroy in 1897.  Report on claim, statements taken and on file.  No charge laid.  12 pages, List 40.

GAUDION, John.  Shot by 22 year old Arthur LAMBLE near Healesville in 1901; Gaudion’s wife was Clara.  41 pages, some difficult to read. List 4.

GAULT, John, wrote from St. Kilda in 1900.  Had been accepted into the police force, but couldn’t produce birth certificate as was born in Northern Ireland.  1 page, List 44.

GAUNT, T. Watchmaker, Bourke St., complains of musicians busking on footpath, 1880.  5 pages, List 4.

GAUSLAND, Caroline, wrote from Port Adelaide in 1912, asking if man who shot himself in Melbourne was her husband Neil HANSEN.  She has not lived with him for over 12 years.  He uses different names but right one was Christian Enval Endresen Gausland Neil.  Police reply it is not her husband.  4 pages, List 33.

GAUT, T.W.  Information sought by wife who wrote from Wahroonga, Sydney in 1901.  He is a ’balloonist and phrytechnist’ who goes under the name GAUNT, and has left her and their 3 children destitute.  Not found.  13 pages, List 52.

GAVIN, Thomas Henry, stevedore, arrested for larceny and placed in gaol in Melbourne 1900.  Writes protesting innocence and states  Thomas BOYES of Franklin St., with whom he has lodged, will vouch for him, which he does.  16 pages, List 45.

GAVIN DUFFY, J., solicitor, asks in 1905 that Eugene HERLIHY be admitted to force although a ‘trifle too short'; refused.  2 pages, List 23.

GAY, William, married M.M. MURPHY in New Zealand in 1876.  The pair came to Victoria.  In 1887 he was offered a government position in Hamilton; she refused to go there and they have been separated ever since.  In 1894 he is shire engineer at Stratford and alleges she committed bigamy with David BOYDON in 1890.  4 pages, List 24.

GAYNOR, E.J., ex constable No. 4104, seeks readmission to the force in 1895.  He resigned in 1889 to help father who had been persuaded to buy the CREMEAN HOTEL in Swan St., Richmond, and found the manager a drunk and a gambler.  2 pages, List 29.

GAZE, Edwin Thomas, Kew.  Attempted suicide in 1903, recovered.  Family requests to be kept from newspapers.  Police intend to charge, but Chief Secretary instructs them not to do so.  5 pages, List 19.

GEAKE, James Edward.  Large file re his fraud on William John VANDERBILT of Carlton, and others, and his subsequent arrest in Monte Video South America, on information supplied by George SKINNER in 1897.  Photo on file.  List 40.

GEARY, Patrick. Hanged for murder. Mary KENNEDY of Fitzroy claims body, claiming he is her brother. No truth in her claim.

GEGGIE, John.  Imprisoned in 1887, he sends a letter to his wife from gaol, and receives one from his brother James; copies of both on file, along with police comments on them.  11 pages, List 56.

GEDDES, Margaret.  Murdered at Shepparton in 1898.  Large file.  List 22.

GENDLE, Ada A.  Wrote from Stanmore NSW in 1906 re a Mr Gendle who left England many years ago, would now be 60-70 years.  Her late husband was trying to find him, possibly a relative.  James GENDALL found, but says he is not the person sought.  13 pages, List 14.

GEOGHEGAN, Kate, sought by mother Mrs. Catherine, Deniliquin NSW in 1896, last heard of in Geelong.  Not found.  11 pages, List 33.

GEORGE, Elizabeth Jane and Edward, living at Ross’s Creek, Woods Point in 1906.  She writes objecting to a prohibition order placed on them by local constable.  Report states their children are neglected and ill fed as they spend money on drink.  7 pages, List 26.

GEPHART, Mrs.  Wrote from Daylesford in 1893 re newspaper report of child Emil Claud WILLIMOFF adopted by claimant of Robert RAND estate in NSW, now charged with fraud. She thinks it is her grandson, abandoned by his musician father, whose mother is dead.  Background of child and claimant given.  Warning: this file could be quite distressing to family members.  14 pages, List 25.  CONNECTION FOUND

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GIBBON, Stephen, Inglewood, wrote a threatening letter to the Railways Dept. in 1901 over a compensation claim that was rejected.  This is passed onto police who compile a report on him.  He is 80 years old.  7 pages, List 49.

GIBBS, J., wrote from Ipswich Qld. in 1902 asking the date Ned SILVER  ‘a darkey’ was sent home to Ceylon; the late Thomas CHIRNSIDE had bought him to Victoria as a servant; former employees interviewed.  9 pages, List 62.

GIBBONS, Dr., Sydney, published a 6 page booklet on nervous diseases and cures in 1896.  Mrs. HEADEN of Carlsruhe forwards a copy to the Chief Commissioner, asking for legal action; local school children found copies strewn around.  Locals interviewed include WEST family, SKIDMORE and school teacher Mr. WORTHINGTON.  12 pages, List 36.

GIBSON, Daniel William, surveyor, 45 years, sought by brother George in Melbourne in 1903; believed to be in W.A.  8 pages, List 66.

GIBSON, Edward. Attempted suicide at Northcote in 1918; wife Rose Ann. 7 pages.

GIBSON, Henry, sought by son Alfred of Flinders St. in 1898.  He was a cabinet maker, left his wife in Adelaide; she is now dead as is his other son.  Not found.  14 pages, List 21.

GIBSON, Kate, licensed out to service from Brookside Reformatory to James PATTERSON, 64 years, farmer, Wedderburn, in 1894.  She makes allegation against him, but is not believed as reports from Hamilton and Casterton give her a bad reputation.  19 pages, List 38.

GIBSON, Mrs. Mary Jane.  File re a fire in a house occupied by her in St. Kilda in 1865.  Her proper name was DUNDEN, and police and insurance company suspect the fire was deliberately lit.  12 pages, List 4.

GILBERT, Ada, 15 years old in  1898, gives birth to illegitimate child at Epping; is in service to Edward TOUBURN and wife, who adopt it.  Police suspect he is father.  10 pages, List 21.

GILCHRIST, John, c46 years, coal miner, deserted wife and three children at Charlestown via Newcastle, NSW in 1902.  12 pages, List 62.

GILES, Joseph Henry.  Occupier of house owned by John McINTOSH at Wonga Works, Stawell in 1900.  House caught fire and burnt down.  Insured with South British Insurance Co., who are given copy of report.  Statements from above plus George WALKER (old man), Henry WALKER (newsboy), Arthur WARD, George BATCHING.  11 pages, List 43.

GILES, Thomas.  Died suddenly at the Family Hotel, Portartlington in 1899.  Report on; brother took body for burial.  3 pages, List 17.

GILL, Annie Elizabeth, nee BOURKE, a widow, Abbotsford, found drowned in Yarra River in 1900.  Police establish she was in a relationship with Patrick Alexander BERGIN who visited her regularly.  Her daughter Rosa was in the local Convent, and her other sisters were a nun and a nurse in Adelaide, with another in Mooroopna.  13 pages, List 48.

GILL, William, brother of H., the proprietor of the Hobart Mercury newspaper, left his son Bertie, 11 years, with Mrs. M.S. TILY of Carlton in 1895.  She complains of his failure to pay maintenance in 1897.  8 pages, List 40.

GILLICK, Margaret, nee DELAHUNTY, charged with concealment of birth after the bodies of two infants were found by workmen besides Harlen’s hotel at Warragul in 1899.  The suspected fathers were a local solicitor – GREY and a laborer named Michael DOYLE.  Her husband James had left some years ago.  Large file, List 43.

GILLIES, Euphemia Isabel, bashed and raped by Michael QUIGLEY at Yendon in 1902.  Copy of evidence etc.  A large file, List 61.

GILLIGAN, William Herbert, 23 years, died of typhoid fever at Hughenden Hospital Queensland in 1899.  M. FINDLAY, matron, asks police to notify family in Kyneton.  The father was James.  7 pages, List 39.

GILMORE, Hubert S.  A Ward of State in South Australia, he is sent from there to Mrs. Sarah CURRAN in Sydney, via Melbourne.  8 pages, List 4.

GIRVEN, Rose, Leederville, wrote in 1905 re her husband Thomas, who was supposed to have joined her there from Melbourne, but hasn’t done so or sent money.  5 pages, List 64.

GLANS, John, died Broadmeadows 1895, a Swede.  File re burial and sale of property.  24 pages, List 27.

GLASS, C.E.  Manager of Vic. Labor Institute, 1877.  Several letters from him and one from his clerk J.O. PENSON regarding the claim by William ALFREY that they had taken his money and sent him to J.B. ENDERS at Trentham for work, but there was none; he demands a refund.  Patrick DUNN mentioned as being employed at Enders, and several employment forms on file.  17 pages, List 5.

GLASSON, Lucy, Koorootang, wife of Rev. Henry, who was 87 years old.  She asks police in 1905 to force Percy Edward HUBBARD, who was at Carlton, to support their daughter, his wife, and four children. 4 pages, List 69.

‘GLENELG’ SHIPWRECK. Large file, 1900.

GLEESON, Catherine May.  Investigations regarding false information on a birth certificate in 1896; original enquiry not on file.  She was living with James Gleeson, brother of her late husband at Jumbunna, Gippsland, but the pair returned to N.S.W.  Not found and presumably certificate not altered.  11 pages, List 37.

GLEESON, William.  Wife M. writes from Canterbury, Sydney NSW in 1898 that he has left her and gone to Melbourne ‘a woman has been the cause of it’.  9 pages, List 16.

GLOSTER, Fanny Maud. Sued Horton HOLDER, merchant and importer, for maintenance for two children, Gladys and Leslie, 1896.

GLOVER, Samuel, son of late Samuel Edmund Glover, theatrical manager, who died in Scotland in 1860, sought by solicitors re estate in 1898; his mother has died.  Police find he is dead and his widow remarried to George ROPER.  9 pages, List 22.

GLUCK, Charles. Murdered Hugh Lavery at Beulah, 1900.

GOBBI, Domenico.  Wrote from Day Dawn W. Aust., in 1902 re his under Gulian GOBBI, greengrocer.  6 pages, List 18.

GODDARD, Mrs. Walter, nee Nora FLYNN of Co. Limerick Ireland, sought by sister Katie in 1904; arrived Melbourne c1884.  7 pages, List 8.

GODENZI, Ellen Sinclair, 7 years old, daughter of Eliza,  indecently assaulted at Murrumbeena in 1912.  Was playing with friends Ethel Haines, Jack BOX, Edie VIVASH and Robbie HILL when approached by unknown male and given a farthing, (which is on file) to accompany him.  13 pages, List  33.

GODFREY, Ida. File re her actions in 1900; a Ward of the C/E Home for Children, Middle Brighton, she left her employer and lived with Thomas JEANS. She was then 17 years old, he 19 years old.

GOGGINS, Mrs.  Gipps St., East Melbourne, Applies for financial assistance in 1874, husband is surveyor.  Unflattering report.  5 pages, List 31.

GOOD TEMPLARS, Working Band Lodge 8, Collingwood.  Chief Templar C.A. BERGLUND complains in 1897 about Foster’s Lager Beer labels which are thrown around the street and stick to fences, posts etc.  Sample of label stuck on file.  7 pages, List 40.

GOODMAN, Mrs Sarah or PHELAN, in 1903 asked former employer Mr. H.J. MERCER of Drouin to mind her child briefly while she went to hospital, to which he agreed, but did not return to collect her.  She is found in the Women’s Refuge, destitute and with a new baby.  9 pages, List 67.

GOODSIR, Mrs. Anne. A widow in poor circumstances, living in Sydney in 1894, with two sons and a daughter Ruby, 8 years old. Answered advertisement for couple seeking to adopt young girl and handed her to John NEWTON, who claimed to be married and live in Adelaide. Child taken to Melbourne, and after a few days left at a lodging house run by Peter LEARNEN in Melbourne. Police find Newton gave false details and return child to mother. 20 pages, including letter from Ruby.

GOON, Frank Sam. Chinese herbalist, Ballarat, 1909. Seeks evidence of wife Florence’s misbehaviour for divorce. Her maiden name is KEEN.

GOOPY, John, Brisbane, wrote in 1907 re his sister Mrs. DUNN who left there suddenly, leaving 3 youngest children behind with elder daughter.  He asks her mode of living.  7 pages, List 70.

GORDON, Mrs. A. of Bendigo, writes in 1899 re a man found dead at Temora, is it her husband Robert John who has been absent for some considerable time; he is 46 years old. Police reply it was a George Gordon who died. 14 pages, List 2. CONNECTION FOUND.

GORDON, George Eric, charged with murder of Richard and Catherine CLEMENTS at Bullumwaal, Gippsland in 1928. and subsequently found guilty.  A very large file, with photos of both the victims and offender’s homes.  List 58.

GORDON, James.  Mrs. A.M. BRIGHT of Beleura Mornington writes in 1876 re his ill-treatment of his children at Balcombe Creek.  He is a brewer.  10 pages, List 6.

GORDON, Stanley.  Born 1897, mother Bessie McNEILL of Brunswick.  Abandoned him on doorstep of Mrs. ROSENWAX in Latrobe St. in error, meant for Selina SUTHERLAND’s children’s mission.  Bessie is a widow with 3 children and destitute, and wanted him looked after for a few months.19 pages, List 18.

GOREY, Mrs. H. (Alice) wrote from Yanko Siding via Narandera, NSW in 1912, asking police help in getting her 13 year old daughter home.  She had left with the QUINLIVAN family at Bass, Gippsland; “they were to keep her and treat her as one of their own” and pay the mother a weekly amount, which they reduced.  They then said they would no longer have her at all.  Police co-operate.  7 pages, List 33.

GORMAN, Dennis, applies to join police force.  Mayor of Sebastopol, members of Ballarat Hackney Carriage committee and Ballarat councillors write in support, query why his name was taken off list.  10 pages, List 38.

GORMAN, Patrick.  1866 file re his being allowed to change his Ticket of Leave district to Longwood, and subsequently issued with a free certificate (ie was a criminal released early).  14 pages, List 3.

GORMAN, Patrick and Mary.  Living at Wy Yung in 1896 when local clergyman, D.B. VERLIN of Bairnsdale, asks Minister to find somewhere for them to go.  Agreed they will go to Bendigo Benevolent Home under police escort.  22 pages, List 35.

GOSCHE, Vesey R.  Writes from Sydney in 1906; he is Consul for Nicaragua.  His friend J.E. GIBSON recently arrived from Shanghai and went to Melbourne for a couple of days, but hasn’t returned.  7 pages, List 4.

GOSLING, Ellen.  Information sought by husband Thomas H., Pleasant Valley via Whitton, NSW in 1899.  She left him 7 years ago, believed to be living with Jerry AH TIE/TOY at Bendigo.  Confirmed.  10 pages, List 42.

GOSSLER, Frank.  Engineer, Melbourne, complains re actions of Mr. and Mrs. HEGARTY, who secretly arranged for Mrs. Kitty BRUEN to be admitted to Abbotsford Convent in 1915, 6 mths previously.  Mrs. Hegarty and her sister Kitty used to run the Railway Hotel at Yarraville, but the latter is an alcoholic. Gossler’s dau Mrs. Mona OGNAR is being blamed by Bruen, but she was innocent.  Another sister Mrs. POPJOY mentioned.   8 pages, List 2.

GOULD, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Singleton NSW in 1907 regarding her niece Beatrice STONEHAM who she believes has committed suicide; police report no record of any such event.  5 pages, List 15.

GOULDING, Frank. His children are with Pollard’s Strolling Players, 1904.

GOURDIN, Pierre Joseph.  Large file re identity of unknown male shot by police (Constable DUNGEY)at Yarra Glen in 1892.  At first believed to be Gourdin, but French Consul says he is in New Caledonia.  Deceased ‘Joey’ came from Alsac; photo of deceased on file.  List 18.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE.  Fire in 1897 in sitting room of Mrs. FREEMAN-THOMAS; handled discreetly by staff and fire brigade.  6 pages, 2 very faint.  List 40.

GRABNER, Louisa, wife of Fritz, curator of Camberwell municipal gardens, sued husband for maintenance in 1906.  Complicated case in which she complained to his solicitor – ROBERTS, about his conduct, and he swore she was insane and had her locked up by police.  She was released after a few hours and issued a warrant against JP J.F. WALKER and solicitor ROBERTS.  13 pages, List 34.

GRACE, Thomas Delores, charged with sending threatening letter to Mrs. Maria LAWLESS in 1895; had previously been charged with setting fire to their barn at Burramine, but been discharged.  Envelope in the name of KINGSLEY found in his possession.  She writes thank you letter to police.  24 pages, List 29.

GRAHAM, Alice.  1906 file, includes number of letters from her from Irrewarra.  Admitted to an asylum; identified as Annie McRAE from Portland; “seems to be madness in the family”; former lover George LAMBLE mentioned.  57 pages, List 4.

GRAHAM, Frederick, wrote from Brunswick in 1897 re his 18 year old son Frederick, employed by Mr. GILBERT on the Buchan Station.  He wrote that his was returning home (letter on file) but hasn’t done so, and family are concerned.  Found working in Bruthen.  8 pages, List 40.

GRAHAM, George A., wrote from Redfern Sydney in 1896 re his brother William, a signwriter and decorator, not heard from for 2 years, believed to be in Victoria.  He has seen a report of a death; not his brother.  8 pages, List 36.

GRAHAM, J.S., Bairnsdale.  In 1884 reported theft of jewellery he had imported from England.  8 pages, List 56.

GRAHAM, James (7 yrs) and Mary Ann (5 yrs).  Correspondence from Bendigo of 1864 re their admittance to a reformatory rather than an industrial school; their parents were both in gaol.  4 pages, List 4.

GRAHAM, Mary. Murdered at Ballarat in 1908.  William V. ILES, butcher, 33yrs, suspected and sought.  Robert Henry CRAIG picked up in error for him.  Arthur DEVER found body.  Large file, including 4 pages concerning letter from William BURNS of Waverley Sydney NSW re his missing daughter Mary, who married Daniel LEHY.  List 3.

GRANEY, M. Wrote from South Australia in 1913 re his wife, whom he had sent home to her mother Mrs. Laura PLOWRIGHT in Grassy Flat near Bendigo. Chinese gardener KIM COOK/KOOK mentioned.

GRANT COMMON SCHOOL.  Building being used, and three houses nearby were all destroyed by fire in 1866.  Houses were owned by M. SMITH, William REED and LEE Bros; woman PEACH is a witness.  2 pages, List 6.

GRANT, Daniel Joseph, Constable, suicided at Donald in 1905.  Large file includes report on background to event, letter from cousin etc.  Large file, List 23.

GRANTHAM, Edwin, attempted suicide in 1909, had previously had nervous breakdowns.  Brother Walter is to look after him.  13 pages, some damaged, List 53.

GRAVENALL, Mrs Mary Ann, c40 years, attempted suicide in home of siter Elizabeth MURPHY, North Melbourne, in 1912.  She had had a nervous breakdown previously.  Hospitalized.  Police decide against prosecution.  7 pages, List 35.

GRAVES, Helen, in 1900 found to be destitute and arrangements made to take her to Bendigo Benevolent Home, 4 pages, List 47.

GRAY, Annie, Geelong, asked in 1910 that her son Leslie be allowed to continue driving a car, even
though he is under age; is working for Mr. J.C. BROWN, motor engineer.  2 pages, List 54.

GRAY, George.  Suicided at Cheltenham in 1894, and subsequently found to be William FLEETWOOD, who deserted his wife Julie 7 years ago in Parramatta.  He had a sister Mrs. G.W. THOMPSON in America.  The LARKIN frauds are mentioned, but no details given.  A copy of his suicide note is on the file, and letters from his wife.  20 pages, List 3.

GRAY, John, of Gray & Co., Swan Hill, wrote in 1902 re Fred SCOWN who owes him money; believes he is interstate, but it is his father.  4 pages, List 18.

GREATOREX, Thomas. See BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Subsequent complaint from him in 1892, while living at Yabba Yabba near Dookie, about local constable. Police report reveals that his wife had an illegitimate child while he was living with Beauchamp/Brown.

GREAVES, Ethel, servant to Colonel TRYTHALL, South Yarra; gave birth to child there in 1905, which died shortly afterwards.  Her sister Florence WRIGGLESWORTH of Prahran arranges for her to be looked after as the Colonel won’t have her in the house.  The family were from Toongabbie.  A sad story.  8 pages, List 64.

GREEKS/GYPSIES. Destitute group of 22 , taken up by showman and touring country Victoria on way to Qld; advertising flyer on file. 1898.

GREEN, Alice, 17 years, gave birth to illegitimate child, which died, in 1904 at the Livingstone Home, Cheltenham, Matron L. TRUDGEON.  Green is a Ward of the State and has been living with the family of Daniel DIFFY [DIFFEY?] at Tarawingee for 11 years.  She claims Diffy is the father of the child.  Police try to establish her birth-date in order to charge him with carnal knowledge, but have great difficulty.  Eventually they establish the following:  Her mother was Martha Margaret Agnes DONNOLLY, born Hobart, who married 3 times – to Joseph ABBOTT, Bernard GREEN and John LANGFORD.  She was living with another man when she had Alice in Carlton, and is herself now dead.  Prosecution dropped because of doubts of her age.  19 pages, List 34.

GREEN, Sarah Elizabeth, sent from Brisbane to Melbourne by steamer, by her brother William in 1884.  ‘A girl of weak mind’ she is returned to Brisbane.  8 pages, List 56.

GREENBAUM, Meyer. Reported missing from his home in Melbourne in 1919, partly crippled, 34 years. Photo of him as hospital patient on file. Found.

GREENHILL, Nellie or WINTER, Nellie.  W.A. police write that they found letters in the former  camp of John Greenhill in Coolgardie in 1899, and forward to Victoria.  They identify the writer as Nellie, who had lived with a man named Daniel WINTER, who was now in an asylum.  Background of both given, and letters on file.  12 pages, List 41.

GREENWAY, C. Howard, convicted of embezzlement c1892, deserted wife in Fremantle and believed gone to South Africa.  File reactivated in 1902.  6 pages, List 63.

GREENWOOD, Arthur, wrote from Geelong in 1900, asking police to find out whether his wife Ellen is alive.  She was arrested for vagrancy and sent to gaol for 6 months, was a cripple and he couldn’t afford to pay someone to nurse her.  Police find she was admitted to a benevolent home and died there in 1897.  9 pages, List 44.

GREGORY, Joseph Ernest, died Yarawonga 1895; mother Mrs. A.R. Gregory asks details of money he had earned etc., had worked for Mr. THOM.  12 pages, List 30.

GREGORY, Samuel Henry, 18/19 years old, left his home in Richmond c1899, last heard from in Sydney.  Information sought by mother in 1900; she’s now a widow with no means.  9 pages, List 46.

GREY, Edward, arrested at Malmsbury in 1867 during Waterworks Strike, charged with threatening language and sentenced to 3 months gaol.  Father Robert GRAY of Brunswick visits police headquarters and local residents in Fitzroy petition for his early release.  4 pages, List 35.

GREY, Joseph Henry. Solicitor, Geelong, fled to Fiji with family, 1901. Large file.

GRIBBLE, James, wrote from Happy Valley in 1895 alleging Constable Ivey of Skipton stole government property, has illegitimate child etc.  Ivey refutes claims, has had Gribble fined at local court several times.  6 pages, List 29.

GRIBBLE, James.  Wrote from Happy Valley in 1899 re the ill-treatment of his mother by his father Theophilus ; asks police protection for her.  Local police report he is no better, that family dispute is at bottom of complaint.  7 pages, List 17.

GRIFFIN, Gertie.  Wife of Leslie of Amphitheatre, in 1913 she writes to her brother Hal and father McKenzie in Brunswick, re her unhappy marital state.  Claims her husband is having an affair with Mrs. HILL, licensee of the Amphitheatre hotel, and widow of the late J.J. Hill, a former constable.  List 15.

GRIFFIN, Patrick Francis, born Co Galway Ireland, c55 years old, formerly a teacher and last heard of at Mooroopna in 1895; information sought by brother Anthony Nicholas Griffin, Gap Farm, Roma, Qld in 1899.  A solicitor named FINN is a relative.  17 pages, List 42.

GRIFFITHS, Ada.  Barmaid, Reform Hotel Melbourne, is receiving insulting postcards and letters in 1908 and complains to police.  7 pages, List 5.

GRIFFITHS, John, 69 years, died suddenly at work in South Melbourne in 1900, while helping son John; a carpenter.  2 pages, List 49.

GRIGGS, Ronald Geeves, Methodist Minister, Omeo; charged with murdering wife Ethel Constance nee WHITE in 1928 by poisoning her, but acquitted.  He was having an affair with Lottie Elizabeth CONDON.  In 1929 his successor came across a suspicious white substance buried in the garden and alerted police.  This is a very large file, List 59.

GRIMES, Mrs., Brunswick, attacked by her husband in 1903; he subsequently killed himself.  File relates to payment of account of MD Louis HENRY.  6 pages, List 66.

GRIMSHAW, Edmund.  John Hood enquires regarding him on behalf of Belfast relatives in 1877, was 2nd officer on board ship.  5 pages, List 5.

GRISDALE, Wilfred, reported missing by wife Mary Ann, Woods Point, in 1897.  Victorian, 28 years, small faded photo taken c1891 on file.  1 page and photo.  List 40.

GRISDALE, William, arrested after arriving in Melbourne and gaoled in 1892.  Wrote from gaol, asking that his property be sent there from his lodgings, which was done.  4 pages, List 56.

GROUNDS, Herbert, chemist, Ascot Vale, fire in 1900.  5 pages, List 50.

GRUBER, Catherine Ann, writes a number of letters from Gippsland in 1904-05, alleging ill treatment by husband John.  Admitted to asylum.  11 pages, List 64.

GRUNDY, Mrs. James, Warrnambool, wrote in 1903 re her husband who left five years ago; 29 years, a seaman.  Not found.  10 pages, List 66.

GRUNER, Amelia.  Reported missing by Zoe FORBES-EWAN of Elsternwick in 1899; returned after a few days.  5 pages, List 16.

GULLEN, Emily, died at Birchip in 1899, destitute; left 3 children, two of whom died shortly afterwards.  Her sister, Mrs. WISHERT, with whom she is living, now ill.  Husband Henry in NSW refuses to pay costs of burial or maintenance of children.  4 pages, List 17.

GURNER, John A., Crown Prosecutor; tenant of Frogmore Murrumbeena in 1902, complains of damage to property and annoying boys.  6 pages, List 18.

GUTHRIE, J.  Wrote from Western Australia in 1906, asking for his references to be forwarded to him.  He was previously in the Victorian police force, but dismissed in 1899, subsequently served in force there.  3 pages, List 4.

GWYNN, Eyre Hardy, left Brisbane for Melbourne in 1881.  In 1885 his wife Sarah Ann wrote, asking police to find him.  He was Irish, 28 years, and believed related to Judge Gwynn.  Incomplete file, 9 pages, List 56.

GYPSIES.  Group camped at Fishermen’s Bend in 1902 are annoyed by large crowds visiting them .  Charles SIEVERS, 13 year old and Alfred SEDDON, c17 years, are peppered with shot after stones are thrown.  George DEMURE and Cabrina PARMIZA charged.  Quite detailed report on situation.  13 pages, List 20.

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HABER, Mr.  Newsagent, St. Kilda.  Of German descent, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

HACKENBERGER alias BERGER, Charles, claims in 1888 he is an escaped French convict from New Caledonia, but French Consul gives real background and states he just wants his fare back paid.  10 pages, List 56.

HACKETT, Mrs. Mary, wrote two letters from Granya in 1904, complaining of the licensee of the Club
Hotel, Mrs. M.J. RIELLY who had let her son get into debt through gambling and nearly poisoned her husband.  Report is negative on Hackett  who disgraced herself while drunk.  11 pages, List 56.

HADDON, Mary Ann nee SMITH; parents Charles Smith and Mary Thistle. Married Hobart c1876 to Thomas Haddon, separated c1881. He subsequently married Annie STOREY in Victoria after having 3 children with her. His parents were Joseph and Caroline nee RUSSELL.

HADDON, Thomas, 1900 file re his bigamy.  First marriage to Mary Ann Matilda SMITH in Tasmania; second to Elizabeth OTICK 1878, she a widow.  He left Elizabeth c1882, she rejoined him in Melbourne, but they separated.  16 pages, List 22.  Note: this is a different file to that above.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HAGBOOM FAMILY. Parents Edward and Annie killed in State Forest when tree fell on tent, 1894. Correspondence re care of children Dolly, Horrie, Gustav and George. Letters from D. COWEY and Millie WARD on file.

HAGEN, Joachim F., kept under surveillance by police after being released from gaol, 1891.  5 pages, List 55. Another file re his arrest in 1888 for threatening to shoot William HARPER of Robert Harper & Co; report on his background.  7 pages, List 56.

HAGUE, Emma.  Wife of Joseph, acting in a strange manner in 1880.  15 pages, List 4.

HALL, Clement George, Deloraine, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re Edward DIMMACK, carpenter, 51 years, who left there to look for work in Victoria; his family are anxious.  Found.  6 pages, List 54.

HALL, George, inmate of Gordon Insitute in 1907, 16 years, sent out with sheep drover to NSW, ran away and asked Wahgunyah police to help him to get back; is the son of Mr A. Hall, hairdresser, of West Melbourne, 3 pages, List 15.

HALL, John, deserted wife E.P. and child in Parramatta in 1897.  He has a brother Charles, a butcher, in Collingwood.  Wife asks for help, but he is not found.  8 pages, List 41.

HALL, John, labourer, born Victoria, 49 years in 1910, charged with failure to pay maintenance of his children Ivy May, Claude Patrick and Percy Harold, who are Wards of the State, and were committed at Collingwood.  Found in Adelaide, living with a Mrs. DAVIS under assumed name.  20 pages, List 22.

HALL, Kate.  Sister Mrs. F. CARRATT of Concord NSW writes in 1902, is concerned about her.  Report states picked up in Bendigo slums leading immoral life, was in a Mission Home, but left.  9 pages, List 18.

HALL, Minnie, murdered at Eaglehawk in 1897 by husband Charles J.  Originally thought to have drowned herself, but body exhumed and signs of violence found.  He had had an affair with Miss Eva SCOTT; Martha ALLCOCK, registered nurse, is asked to take care of her and child, and complains of low payment by police.  Large file.  List 39.

HALLIDAY, Hugh H., applied in 1879 to be reinstated in the Victoria Police force, 4 pages, List 55.

HALLINAN, William, also known as CONROY, died of alcoholism at Royal Mail Hotel in Geelong in 1902.  Mrs. May HARVEY of Carlton had lived with him there for awhile; wife in Collingwood informed.  10 pages, List 61.

HALTON, Mrs. Mary, Zeehan, Tas, complains in 1909 that daughter Katie has left her and is living with one of her brothers in Victoria; wants her returned.  Note: letter almost indecipherable.  6 pages, List 55.

HAMIL, William.  Two letters from sister Mrs LABY in Cork Ireland in 1907 re her failure to receive anything from his estate.  William, James and John left Ireland  c40 years ago.  He died in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Northcote in 1905.  His cousin Michael MANGAN is criticized.  6 pages, List 15.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HAMILTON, Mr. of firm of Thurling & Hamilton, reported in 1896 that his 10 year old son had left their home in Mercer Rd., Malvern.  Asks police help in finding him, but also asks matter to be kept quiet.  Child found.  7 pages, List 32.

HAMILTON, Andrew, died at Sunbury in 1895.  A cousin, James Hamilton, publican of Yanco Creek NSW was asked to pay his burial expenses, and was another relative William ANDERSON of Romsey.  24 pages, List 28.

HAMILTON, Annie, 49 years, widow with 3 children, died suddenly at Collingwood in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

HAMILTON, Hannah, deserted by husband Peter M. in 1901.  Found.  4 pages, List 62.

HAMILTON, Irene Auguste Douglas, sought by mother E.A. Douglas Hamilton of Hobart Tasmania in 1905.  Was working as a housemaid in Melbourne to a Mrs. MARSDEN, but letters returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

HAMILTON, James.  Information sought by Mrs. J. SNUDDEN of Newtown NSW in 1899.  He arrived c1875, was at one time a schoolmaster, now in mining, aged about 56 years, used to be a great athlete.  A friend in gaol could be released if he could be found.  Police check many by that name but fail to find him.  33 pages, List 43.

HAMMERSLY, H., wrote from Bontherambo Hotel, Boorhaman via Wangaratta in 1896 re the lack of police presence in area.  Wangaratta police comment negatively on his character.  5 pages, List 35.

HAMPSON, Louie, 21 years, formerly living in Richmond, sought by mother, in WA,  in 1902.  Found.  6 pages, List 62,

HAMPTON TEA GARDENS.  Licensee Mrs. Alexandrina KRONHUBER.  1906 file re anonymous letters and complaint from WCTU re the running of a dancing saloon etc.  She was refused renewal of her license.  Constable Scammell defends her; his son worked there for awhile.  19 pages, List 34.

HAMRIN, Louis.  Found dead in bed in loding house in Lt. Bourke St. by porter Charles BAKER in 1898.  Suicide.  A Swede, with no relatives in the colony.  List of property found and sold to cover burial costs.  6 pages, List 18.

HAND, Barney, attacked by dog at St. Kilda in 1900; dog shot by police.  3 pages, List 51.

HANDY, John, 23 years, deserted Mary STEWART in Qld in 1900; she gave birth afterwards to his child and in 1901, destitute, asks police to find him.  10 pages, List 52.

HANNA, Stella, widow, housemaid at the Beehive Hotel, Richmond, was persuaded by David de JAUX to give him money in 1928 so they could marry and travel to Canada to meet his wealthy father.  Instead he absconded with the cash.  15 pages, List 59.

HANNAH, Robert, accidentally killed at Eastern Arcade in 1894, file includes sketch of scaffolding and verandah.  28 pages, List 24.

HANNAN, A. of Glanville, South Australia, asks police to find son John in 1906; last heard of at Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 4.

HANNON, Thomas, deserted wife and 3 children at Kyneton in 1865.  Found in Brisbane, and sends money for the family to join him months later, but insufficient.  He was born in Glasgow, is 29 years, a labourer.  34 pages, List 35.

HARDBOTTLE, Walter.  Wife enquires in 1895 and 1897, incomplete file, her letters not extant.  He had brothers at Dollar near Foster.  12 pages, List 20

HARDY, Inez, Vine Hotel Richmond, wrote in 1900 re her mother Mrs. Hardy, who went as cook to McMeikens at Mannus Station, Tumbarumba near Corryong.  8 pages, List 46.

HARDY, James.  Unknown male, c54 years, died Melbourne hospital, 1895, believed to be him.  Photo taken after death on file.  Believed to have been in Omeo gathering herbs, but unknown there.  8 pages, List 28.  See instructions re photographs.

HARGREAVES, Mary.  Number of letters form her in 1877, including a copy of a legal account from Everett BARDWELL who evidently acted on her behalf; she is apparently in Kew Lunatic Asylum and her husband is overseas.  8 pages, List 5.

HARLEY, P., Bunbury, Western Australia, wrote in 1904 re Arthur FISHER of Ballarat who fathered a child by an unnamed woman there.  Found.  6 pages, List 68.

HARPER, Ida, sought her sister Jane in 1910; went to W.A. with a man named McGuire, and supposedly died there in 1906, but she has heard otherwise.  Police ascertain she died under another name.  11 pages, List 54.

HARRIS, A.J., Crossover near Drouin.  Claim in 1897 that he ill-treated his sons James and John A. Harris, 15 and 13 years.  They had run away and were charged with being neglected.  Aunt Mrs. PEARSON confirms their claims.  5 pages, List 39.

HARRIS, Hannah, widow, Morrisons, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1896; son Herbert went for Mrs. LEWIS to help; child died, no suspicious circumstances.  2 pages, List 30.

HARRIS, Harriet, wife of James and daughter of Margaret WILLIAMS, widow of Richmond, made allegations of a robbery at her home in Quarry Hill in 1891, but this was found to be false.  In 1896 her husband sued the railways after being injured in an accident.  Crown Solicitor asks background of the couple, and this is supplied.  25 pages, List 37.

HARRIS, John, storekeeper, Minyip, had his shop burgled and house set on fire in 1899.  9 pages, List 43.

HARRISON, Gertrude, Chilwell, Geelong, wrote in 1903 re her husband Herbert William, 34 years, who deserted her in 1900.  His father, William Thomas Harrison, is a builder in Elsternwick.  He is found interstate, has been injured.  19 pages, List 66.

HARRISON, Hugh, sought by Mrs. J. BUTLER of Goulburn in 1902.  She wished him to send money for his child’s medical bills.  Not found.  8 pages, List 12.

HARRISON, Walter, alias GINGER, alias WALSH.  Brisbane police ask if he is know in Victoria, is on trial there for conspiracy.  Physical description given, and a letter to his brother Jack SCOTT is on file.  Police state he is James W. SCOTT alias Richard Scott, and his brother is in business in Fitzroy.  12 pages, List 29.

HARRISON, William G.  Wife Mrs. M. wrote to police in 1904, asking them to trace him.  He was formerly assistant town clerk of Port Melbourne, and was believed to have gone to the Cape Colony, leaving her and their 3 children behind.  4 pages, List 14.

HARRY, John Dunstan. Married Ellen WARD nee STANDISH in 1871. Suspected bigamist.

HART, Emily Maud.  A servant, of Kensington, had an illegitimate child, Harry Douglas Hart, in 1898, claimed maintenance from father Alfred ROBERTS, a 22 year old Victorian, but he cleared off interstate and was not caught.  She subsequently married William Robert PYLE at Bacchus Marsh; he claims while he was drunk.  Complicated case regarding whether she had another child and what she had done with it.  13 pages, List 6.

HART, L.H., wrote on letterhead of Madame DEMARET, Flinders St., Melbourne in 1895 re plainclothes policeman who enquired for him.  Two letters.  5 pages, List 28.

HARTIGAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, Horsham, writes a strange letter to CCP in 1909; local police report husband John’s neglect ‘has caused her to become delusional’.  5 pages, List 53.

HARTNETT, Patrick.  Information sought by niece Ellen BARBOUR nee HETHERINGTON, of Fremantle W.A. in 1901.  Last heard of in Ballarat; found.  6 pages, List 52.

HARVEY, Charles E., found wandering at Gordon in 1891 and committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 51.

HARVEY, Gertrude Mary, 4 years old in 1895, was sexually abused by WON POY HEM, who was gaoled for the offence.  File covers correspondence re medical expenses.  16 pages, List 28.

HARWOOD, Frank. Name used by murderer of A.T. PRESTON and possibly Lee WELLER in NSW in 1896. CHAPLIN possibly correct name. Photo on file.

HASSAN, Thomas, Fitzroy, receives letter from P. NETLEY, boarder of Simpson St East Melbourne in 1895, advising that his daughter Mary Phoebe is very ill and needs help.  She died and father finds a 12 month child in the house and an assurance policy in the name of the child, Harold Walter PHILLIPS.  Asks police to find father, doubts they were married.  Police cannot find him.  21 pages, List 28.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HASTINGS, Charles, boarded at the Bushman’s Home, Spring St., Melbourne, manager Hans VOGER.  Taken ill and to hospital by Harry WALMAN where he died, 1900.  3 pages, List 48.

HASTINGS, Herbert Leonard.  Born Indianapolis USA in 1878; living in Victoria in 1917/18 and arousing suspicion under the Aliens Act.  17 pages, List 13.

HATELEY, Charles, accidentally killed at Timboon in 1898, sons Williamd and Edward with him at time.   Report on incident, no inquest.  5 pages, List 22.

HATTERS, H. Teacher, St. Leonard’s school. Pro German remarks investigated.

HATTON, Francis.  Information sought on him in 1901, had been in Victorian police force, on behalf of Captain SYMONS of the Nile which was then in port.  Not found.  11 pages, List 49.

HATTON, Kate, wrote from Nth Sydney in 1905, has heard her husband George James Hatton, jeweller, has died; they have been separated for some years.  Confirmed.  6 pages, List 23.

HAUTMONT, Prof. Leo.  Someone, probably him, sent poster advertising his ladies French Safety Pills, brochure and postcard to fictitious people at Sutton’s Coffee Palace, Launceston.  Local police forward on with request charge him.  10 pages, List 36.

HAWKINS, Horace. Of Longwood South Australia. Writes re his brother in law Robert DAVIES who divorced wife in Victoria on grounds of desertion, but had paid her to go to South Africa. Subsequently married wealthy Bertha CAMPBELL, with whom he’d been living in South Australia; writer thinks he is exploiting her. 1906.

HAWKINS, Robert Billson, charged with murdering his second wife Martha in 1902.  Had an affair and child with her sister Catherine RINALDI and suspected of getting rid of child.  Report on various costs etc.  Warning:  this is a very confronting file.  38 pages, List 61.

HAWKLET newspaper. Copies of December 1902 and July 1903 issues re indecent advertisements [probably for birth control].

HAWTHORN.  Fire broke out in a paddock in 1905, damaging property of Alfred E. JOHNS and C. HULLATT.  Children David LEE, 12 years, Henry Lee 8 year, Reginald GIBBS 12 years and Charles ANDERSON, 9 years, implicated as they had been playing with matches.  Lee and Anderson charged.  11 pages, List 64.

HAY, Archibald of Melton, wrote in 1892 re the poor treatment he received from a local constable over the burial of a son.  4 pages, List 12

HAY, Mrs. Hubert Godfrey Gladstone Shaw of Paddington N.S.W. Wrote in 1918 re a letter to her husband from President Wilson of the United States, commending his scheme for the sinking of submarines. It was given to H.H. Champion of Melbourne for safekeeping, but has not been returned. 7 pages.

HAYCOCK, Joseph, found interstate in 1903; wife had been looking for him previously.  3 pages, List 67.

HAYES, Herbert, charged with being a neglected child in 1898, stowed away 3 times from Sydney to Melbourne.  Mother in Woollomooloo contacted, will pay to have him returned home, so handed over to charity group to arrange return.  9 pages, List 23.

HAYES, Samuel.  Chief Commissioner Frederick STANDISH enquires about him in 1873.  He was found starving in the Eastern Market as a lad some years ago, and given a job in the Depot Hospital.  Now married.  1 page, List 31.

HAYES, W., 42 years,  accidentally killed at Williamstown in 1897.  E.L. Hayes of Capel, Western Australia asks if it is his brother; no.  6 pages, List 40.

HAYLOCK, Alice, lodging with Mr. and Mrs. HENSHAW at Carlton in 1917.  Police investigate an allegation that they are ill treating her.  She is the aunt of Colonel R.H. Owen and Colonel Percy T. Owen and her trustee is Fred BROUGHTON of Springwood NSW.  8 pages, List 70.

HAYNES, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Robert J., a cook on the s.s. Marlo.  He had failed to support her and their children.  Not found.  9 pages, List 43.

HAYNES, M.A., Annadale Sydney, wrote in 1902 re her husband Robert James, who has taken  their two children, 14 and 10 years old, to Melbourne.  She is concerned for their welfare.  Found, he states she is not capable of looking after them.  6 pages, List 62.

HAYWARD, John. Photographer, Redfern NSW, married daughter of John ARNOLD 1880, and left for Melbourne, believed to have wife and children in St. Kilda. First wife says married Moama 1870. Photo.

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HEAD, Rowland. Missing child, lost at Pakenham, 1894. Two photos.  CONNECTION FOUND

HEAGNEY, Michael John, deserted wife and 4 children at Numurkah in 1897.  In 1899 she asks police help to find him “I am of a respectable family and I am also a respectable woman.”  His has a cousin John at Clifton Hill and two aunts at Northcote.  Last heard of interstate.  List 25.

HEALEY, William wrote from Devonport Tasmania in 1902.  Has read of death of Charles Healey in Victoria, asks if this is his brother, not heard from in 4 years.  Police report it is another person.  4 pages, List 21.

HEALY, Richard, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force. 1 page, List 55.

HEARD, Frederick T.  Wife Fanny writes asking police to investigate whether Frederick BOYS/BOYES who shot himself at the Alligator Creek Qld in 1897 is her husband; police confirm.  16 pages, List 6.

HEDE FAMILY.  Anonymous letter re this family, living in Melton in 1919.  6 pages, List 3. CONNECTION FOUND.

HEDGES, Benjamin. Reported missing by brother Harold of Oakleigh in 1917. Is 14 years old and an accomplished violinist. Found. Photo.

HEDLEY, Jane, Jumbunna.  Two anonymous letters in 1917 allege she is pregnant to Herman SANDMANN and already has an illegitimate child.  Detailed report. 5 pages, List 70.

HEFFERNAN, Margaret. Charged with infanticide; report on her background, 1900.  Incomplete file, 10 pages.

HEFFERNAN, Michael.  Accidentally killed at Sunbury in 1876; letter from brother William seeking property.  14 pages, List 6.

HEHIR, Catherine.  Formerly of Cunninghame, but moved to Bairnsdale in 1908 and ran a shop.  File re being robbed; Mrs. Isabel THORBURN complains to police re being suspected of the robbery, and gives her background of respectability.  9 pages, 4 very faint.  List 4.

HEIN, Joachim, information sought by German Consul, Melbourne, in 1900.  11 pages, List 48.

HEINNEN, Mary Amelia. Daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth nee CASTLEMAN, born 1878. Gave birth to an illegitimate child in 1894 while living at Dunolly with James SMITH, who is charged with carnal knowledge, but eventually married her to prevent court case. 14 pages.

HEINRICH, Corrie. Took out warrant for Albert ALLINGHAM alias COLLINS alias Henry WORT, for child desertion 1928. She has four children to him.

HELLER, Sigismund Robert, married Kate Agnes JORDAN in 1878, then Annie BLISS in 1895.  Then went to Goulburn and married Amy DOUGLAS c1896.  Amy writes from Newtown Sydney in 1898, found out he was married and had 8 children living in Richmond.  He has now left her with a child and no income.  Reports on his activities.  26 pages, List 22.

HENDERSON, Alice, left Adelaide c1899 with Mrs. C.N. ELLIOTT and went to Fitzroy.  Sister Lizzie HOWARD, Angaston, South Australia, sought her in 1903.  Elliott located as housekeeper to Mr. HUNT who kept a dairy, but Alice not found.  10 pages, List 46.

HENDERSON, Daniel (‘Africanus’).  In 1902 information about him was sought by Captain WALLINGTON and a report compiled.  He married a widow FLOYD, who had two sons, and was deceased.  Quite good detail about him given.  The original letter is not on file.  List 63.

HENDERSON, Captain David, real name Digby Sheldon HEPWORTH, committed suicide in Melbourne in  1910.  George FRENCH wrote from New Cross London England asking details of the case, he was a friend.  File includes list of possessions etc.  30 pages, List 54.

HENDERSON, James. Described as ‘an aged miner’ he died at Wentworth River in 1900. Dargo police had to arrange burial, contact relatives etc. His sister was Mrs. HALDAN of Burnley.

HENDERSON, Joe H.  Accountant, Boulder Council, W.A., wrote in 1917 re his wife Elva who left three of their children with him in 1916, and was believed to be in Melbourne.  Her father was Rev. R.J. DADDOW of Adelaide.  6 pages, List 3.

HENDERSON, Sarah Jane, deserted by husband James in 1896, and took out a warrant.  In 1912 she found out where he was living and asked police to apprehend him, but they were slow to do so.  Eventually arrested in Northcote and taken before magistrate, but he ruled warrant was too old and discharged him.  10 pages, List  33.

HENDRY, James. His body found at Rochester in 1882, but real name was HENLEY. He was born London, c60 years old, and single. His brother Robert predeceased him. 8 pages, List 2.

HENDY, William, 18 years and Arthur, 27 years, sought by parent M. in Carlton in 1900.  They had gone to Tasmania for work; found.  7 pages, List 43.

HENLEY, Vera Grace, 3 years old, died suddenly at Prahran 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

HENNESSY, James.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1894; hadn’t heard from his daughter Mrs. J.H. MADDEN of North Melbourne for some time and worried about her.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

HENRY, Mrs. Catherine, Warrnambool, printed a brochure headed ‘ARDLIE-CAREW WILL CASE in 1910, in which she made accusations about the death in 1903 of Patrick Carew and illegal activities by Dick and William Ardlie.  3 pages, List 54.

HENRY, James, 60 years, hairdresser; information sought by wife Annie, Fremantle, WA, in 1905.  8 pages, List 69.

HENSLEY, Thomas, lost at Woodend in 1867; 3 years old.  File contains details of unsuccessful search.  7 pages, List 35.

HEPBURN, Mary.  Information sought by Secretary of the Royal Commission of the Patriotic Fund, London, in 1896. She has not answered letters.  Found living with her son William.  6 pages, List 37.

HEPPELL, Ann, arrested as a lunatic on board the Suffolk at Queenscliff in 1872.  File re property.  8 pages, List 31.

HEPWORTH, Margaret. Large file re her claim of forced marriage to AH HIM, (she 18 years, he 60 years) in 1885 by her mother Mrs. CONDY. Her sister [Mary] Ann was married to HUNG CHOE.

HERBERT, William Henry of Carlton.  Applied to join police force in 1898, but was rejected because of a varicose vein.  Encloses doctor’s certificate in an attempt to have the decision changed.  3 pages, List 3.

HERKES, R.N., wrote from Yannathan, Gippsland in 1906, re neighbour lighting fires which burnt his property.  Evidence given from William KELLY, Rowland HERKES, Vilma WILDES, Roy ADDISON, Harry WILDES.  11 pages, List 27.

HERMAN, Charles William, deserted wife Ellen and 3 children at Alexandra in 1892.  In 1894 she asks police to again look for him.  Dismissive report on character of both.  9 pages, List 41.

HERTZ, Leslie.  Only son of Caroline, widow of a Dane, in Melbourne.  Went missing, aged 22 yrs.  Found, 1919.  3 pages, List 4.

HESPERIDES arrived at Williamstown in 1895.  Captain WAWN had crewmen Herbert SCHULTZ, Walter FUERST, Adolph FURCH, Charles JOHN, Alexander PUTTNING charged with stealing goods.  They planned to blow up the ship but plans reported.  Evidence given by James BLACK, Carl FLODIN, Hans LIND, Neils KROGH.  His son Charles Ernest Wawn also on board.  11 pages, List 29.

HESLOP, Robert and John, leather merchants, Preston, took over the Cape Paterson run in 1895, in the name of their clerk John H. BURGESS, and placed Thomas MARTYN in charge.  File re allegations of sheep stealing by them, including complaints from John St. CLAIR, manager of Greaves farm at Keriak and J. RIDGWAY.  39 pages, List 35.

HESKETH, Moore, teacher at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum; accused of indecent assault on inmates and former inmates in 1881 and dismissed.  Evidence taken from David PIPER, 24 years, teacher; David LAWSON, Thomas ASHLEY, Alex WILSON, 26 years, Clarence Tudor N. TURNBULL, 23 years.  Note: this is a somewhat confronting file.  24 pages, List 58.

HEWITT, C., butcher, North Brighton; in 1897 asks details of death 8-9 years ago of Bill Williams or Hewitt, carrier, c50 years, believed to be working on Tolarno Station, but died at Wilcannia.  He believes it may be his brother William, not seen for 40 years.  23 pages, List 40.

HEWITT, Henry David.  Deserted wife Mary Ann nee CALLOW in 1887; born Castlemaine, engine driver.  She took him to court, but maintenance never paid.  In 1898 she writes to police, has heard he is at Walhalla.  Police report he is there, married to a Miss VAUX and has 5 children to her.  Copy of first marriage certificate on file; Callow was born Launceston Tasmania and 16 when married.  Both wives are informed of the bigamous marriage but decline to act.  19 pages, List 21.

HEYNE. F.  Writes from Northcote in 1906; he was knocked off his bike and injured on Point Nepean Rd near Cheltenham by a motor car.  10 pages, List 4.

HEYWARD, George Henry, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1904, asking police to find his wife as he expected to be discharged shortly.  They were from Korumburra; he left there to look for work in New South Wales.  9 pages, List 64.

HIBBERT, Edith, Richmond, wrote in 1904 re her husband Thomas, bricklayer, 44 years, went to work in Numurkah and hasn’t been heard from.  She is destitute and about to give birth.  Not found.  18 pages, List 68.

HICKEY, William, 26 years, painter, sought by brother Christopher, painter, Melbourne, in 1895; last heard of in 1888.  Mother has previously enquired for her husband and their father James B. Hickey, who had died in 1892.  10 pages, List 36.

HICKLING, Maud H. c37 years and brother Money George c35 years sought by Mrs. Jane BARRY of Napier New Zealand, on behalf of their mother in 1907.  The father Charles Maddock Hickling died in Cooktown Qld in 1878.  He had remarried and had 4 children by his 2nd wife.  After his death the widow married a Mr. DAVEY.  The mother had tried previously to find them in 1898.  14 pages, List 22.

HICKMAN, John.  Wife wrote from West Melbourne in 1895; he went to Bunbury WA, leaving her with 4 children.  Found.  6 pages, List 28.

HICKS, Tom of Bulumwaal, returned soldier.  Anonymous complaint in 1938 to Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, claiming he is ill treating his children Elsie, William, Alice, George, Mark.  The mother has deserted.  3 pages, List 2.

HIDGCOCK, Charles, auctioneer, Hay NSW, wrote in 1899.  A Sydney paper reported the death of James GORMAN in Melbourne, 35 years.  Asks if it is the brother of a friend of his, whose real name was James GORMLY.  Police state correct name was O’GORMAN, 45 years, from Limerick, parents in Richmond, and his wife and 2 children were unprovided for.  She subsequently went to gaol and the children were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

HIGGINS, Ada, 15 years, living at Balaclava.  Swallowed Lysol at Richmond in 1912 and taken to doctors, where she recovered.  Police decide not to charge her with attempted suicide.  7 pages, List 33.

HIGGINS, Henry, Her Majesty’s Hotel, Swanston St., Melbourne, complains in 1909 of youth ‘Ike’ who is pestering him and his customers; 2 letters and report.  5 pages, List 53.

HIGGINS, James.  Died at Rosedale in 1866, destitute.  File re police burial.  5 pages, List 6.

HIGGINS, Samuel, old age pensioner, died at Sale hospital in 1902 after coming from Walhalla.  File re burial costs etc. 8 pages, List 62.

HIGHLEY, George Henry.  Sought by brother Herbert in 1896; he left Jumbunna in 1895, 36 years, native of Bedford, had been in New Zealand, 18 pages, List 14.

HILL, Cecilia Wyndham. Investigation into complaint by her of lost property, 1909

HILL, E. Mc. S., Bega NSW, wrote in 1903 seeking details of the service of late Inspector Henry Hill; was researching family history.  Henry’s widow also wrote.  6 pages, List 67.

HILL, Elizabeth, died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900, after suffering a miscarriage.  She was employed by Henry MITCHELL, a teacher, as was Eliza ARCHIE.  Dr. Herbert Appleton PALMER criticized for his treatment of her, while Jonas HILL admitted he had been intimate with her.  Crown Solicitor’s opinion sought on charges.  Large file, including inquest deposition.  List 43.

HILL, George Felix A. South Australian Children’s Department write in 1899; he has been recently released from Victorian prison after serving six months for bigamy. His wife and children there need financial help. Found living with Constance M.E. LAING.

HILL, Olive, 5 years, indecently assaulted by unknown male in Carlton in 1928.  Mrs. Mary Colin FRASER and Mrs. Penelope GULLETT offer a reward for information.  Kenneth COSTELLOE, 16 years, interviewed, but is not the offender.  7 pages, List 60.

HILL, William.  Left Newcastle for Melbourne c1897, with another young man named CHAMBERS.  His mother wrote from Merewether NSW in 1899, concerned about him; he was 21 years old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

HILLAS, Fleming.  Information sought by his brother, a doctor in Melbourne in 1882.  He had heard of his death interstate, but no trace found.  In 1868 he had a child with Annie EDWARDS,  a farmer’s daughter, Plenty Road, whose father had threatened him.  5 pages, incomplete file.  List 57.

HILTON, Mrs. Edward, formerly Maria POOLE, wrote from Orange, New Jersey, USA in 1896 asking for address of company she bought shares in in 1866 and has never received a dividend.  She left Australia in that year.  2 pages, List 31.

HINCH, John Edward, owes money to his wife at Bourke for her maintenance in 1901; formerly in business at Gundagai under the name CLYNE.  Not found.  8 pages, List 52.

HINRICHS, John Edward.  Deserted wife Christina and two children at Fitzroy c1897, and went to Perth, Western Australia.  In 1900 she asks police to find him as he’s not paying maintenance.  They report that in 1898 he was living with a woman, and that he claims his wife is a prostitute.  They are doubtful that he will send money for his children as he claims he will.  9 pages, List 44.

HISHON, Cornelius and Sarah, lived in Williamstown and involved in nasty divorce case in 1904.  This is a very large file and covers alleged perjury of Sarah and some others.  List 64.

HITCHCOCK, Miss E.M., wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1900 re Frank PASSERINI who has deserted her and their child; believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  20 pages, List 47.

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HOAD, Dorothy, 8 years, daughter of Colonel Hoad, died accidently 1900.  1 page, List 48.

HOBAN, T., of Broadford.  Writes in 1898, asking if he is to be employed by department; have lost their baby there.  Has a job offer in Qld, but will stay if likelihood of work.  2 pages, List 16.

HOBBA, R., Bowenvale, compalains of Constable GARRETT paying attention to his wife in 1898.  2 pages, List 16.

HOBBS, George, 30 years, coach driver, deserted wife Mary Eliza at Redfern NSW in 1912, after ill-treating her and getting another woman pregnant.  Not found.  Very small photo on file.  14 pages, List 33.  See instructions re copying photographs.

HODGES, Elizabeth Ann, sought by mother who lives near Epsom in Bendigo district in 1896.  She left her illegitimate child with her mother two years ago, last heard from in NSW.  Found.  10 pages, List 38.

HODGSON, Cecil, sought by Chief Commissioner of Police in 1906.  He was formerly an accountant and mining speculator, c40 years, divorced.  Brother E.H., bank manager, mother Mrs. CUMBERLAND and ex wife interviewed.  Latter’s brother John GLADSTONE saw him recently.  10 pages and small photo, List 31.

HOGAN, Alice. Gave birth to illegitimate male child in Melbourne 1873, under age. Father Michael a printer in Fitzroy, mother Alice. Claimed Constable Bartholomew O’CONNOR father of child; acquitted.

HOGAN, Anne.  Master in Lunacy asks for details of her background in 1869.  Was admitted to asylum in 1866, sister married Laurence BAGNELL, of Duck Ponds but has died.  Parents were from Co. Tipperary.  4 pages, List 4.

HOGAN, Nellie.  Anonymous letter from Castlemaine in 1900 alleges she runs a brothel and sells sly grog in Chinese Camp.  Report states she is living with LANG FONG and the writer is Lizzie LAMONT who lives with AH LUM and is not on good terms with her.  Emily WELDON is also there.  9 pages, List 47.

HOGAN, William, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  10 pages, List 55.

HOKIN, Mrs. Anne, deserted by her husband George.  Ernest R. ABIGAIL, solicitor, Sydney, wrote in 1905, she is seeking divorce.  George was believed to be in Richmond under the name of John GRAY and living with a woman and child.  A letter from her uncle W. TODD is also on the file.  9 pages, List 64.

HOKIN, Ruth, sought by solicitors in Sydney, acting for her husband John James Hokin.  She left him several years ago, believed to be in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 52.

HOLDING, Robert, embezzled funds of Cohuna Irrigation and Water Supply Trust, of which he was secretary, in 1895.  Large file re prosecution of him.  List 26.

HOLLAND, Edward. Arrested for murder of two year old Fred GEACH in 1901; his background given. 10 pages, List 2.

HOLLAND, Mrs. Ellen, South Yarra, sudden death of, while on a visit from Kyabram, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

HOLLAND, Emma, found destitute and ill in house in Carlton in 1899 and eventually placed in Benevolent Home even tho c30 years old.  Her husband was interstate.  Her sister Mrs. George GUY of Fingal Tasmania arranged for her to go there.  32 pages, List 42.

HOLLAND, Sarah of Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1901 re Edward Holland being arrested for murder of Fred Geach.  Her missing husband’s name was Edward; had spent some time in a lunatic asylum, was a compositor, English and 53yrs old.   Asks if this is the same person – no.  Details of other Edward Holland given.  6 pages, List 4.

HOLLINGSWORTH, Hugh and Allan.  Arrested in Sydney for fraud on National Australia Bank in Melbourne, 1913.  They were 21 and 22yrs.  File includes following names:  Gustavius BECHLEY, Thomas Easton SELL, Harold MATES, Alex. Lockwell MUNRO, James Shiel O’CONNOR, William Gill SEWELL, William Henry GRAYCOX.  Barmaid HAMILTON travelled with them, first name not given.  105 pages, including photo of each.  List 8.

HOLMAN, Elizabeth Jane, suicided at Richmond in 1900.  Found by son Joseph, living apart from husband Thomas.  3 pages, List 48.

HOLMES, Henry J., employed on farm near Rutherglen, sought by father William N. Holmes of Leichardt Sydney in 1901.  He was 23 years and ‘not of strong intelect’.  Not found.  13 pages, List 51.

HOLT, William Edward, born Adelaide, c30 years, deserted wife Annie and 4 children at Castlemaine in 1895.  Posed as a single man using the name WILLIAMS and while at Launceston Tasmania formed a relationship with May McNEAR.  She discovers truth and writes letter.  10 pages, List 36.

HOMELESS WOMEN, Melbourne.  Report on, 1886; no names are given.  List 18.

HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL LADIES ASSOCIATION. Report and balance sheet 1905 and letter by secretary Clara BENJAMIN.

HOOD, Margaret, St. Kilda, asks police to trace her daughter Louisa, born Hobart, left home 11 years ago, who wrote recently, but hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 41.

HOOF, Bert. Accidentally drowned in Yarra River. Police find he was the illegitimate child of Eliza Geraldine PICKERING, who was herself the adopted daughter of Mrs. Hoof, who kept the Cumberland Arms Hotel, Sydney Road Brunswick. Bert was born Albert Pickering in 1879, and adopted by Mrs. Hoof. Florence Pickering, sister of Eliza also lived with Mrs. Hoof, but was overseas at the time of Bert’s death.

HOOKE, George. Bigamist. Married Elizabeth MARTIN in Ireland, left her in 1888, married Annie ELVIS, Melbourne, 1895.

HOOPER, James, c80 years old, collapsed and died in grounds of Adelaide Steamship Co., in Geelong in 1899.  Reported by Alfred FREEMAN, Henry POWELL was paid to cart him to morgue.  His children lived in Melbourne area.  2 pages, List 41.

HOPE, C.A.  Newtown, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking information on Harry JUSTIN of South Yarra.  He was in South Africa, may be living with daughter of his landlady.  4 pages, List 67.

HOPE, Mrs. Lily H., wrote from Berwick in 1900, complaining of Border Hotel there; she alleges after hours trading.  Her husband is addicted and making life miserable for the family.  Local police say licensee Mrs. BAIN manages the hotel well.  8 pages, List 47.

HOPKINS, Thomas John Yardley Feltham, sought by wife in Exeter, Semaphore, South Australia in 1901.  She had not seen him for 12 years, and had heard he had been gaoled.  Not found.  14 pages, List 52.

HORE, Mary Josephine. Born 1918, mother Rose Mary Hore, born Albury NSW, 27 years. Father Bert McLAREN. Child given to Mrs. Esther BOWEY for adoption. Rose Mary takes poison, depressed over giving baby away.

HORN, Herman.  Wanted for fraudulent insolvency on Edward William SMAIL.  He was a German Jew, 36-40yrs of age, believed to have gone interstate or overseas.  Large cardboard backed photograph on file. 31 pages, List 4.

HORNBLOWER, Sophia.  Wrote in 1904, asking for the papers found on her deceased brother Joseph MARSHALL to be given to her.  Incomplete file, 1 page, List 4.

HORN, John  Wrote from Queenstown near Port Adelaide Sth Australia in 1888.  Has seen a newspaper cutting referring to death of James HORN in Melbourne, and asks if it is his brother who left home c15 yrs ago and hasn’t been heard of.  Police find deceased was son of James Horn of Glasgow Scotland and not his bother.  6 pages, List 5.

HORNER, Mrs. William nee Lydia Archena MARTIN.  Wrote from Surprise Creek, Winton, Qld., in 1902, asking police to trace relatives, and encloses a list.  Those named were uncles Harry Starkest and James Artemas Martin, brothers of her father Joel Archibald Martin, who died in Toowoomba c1876; their sister Archena, and their parents Edward Norman Harry Starkers and Archena Martin.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

HORNSEY, Thomas, wanted in 1912 for failure to pay outstanding maintenance order at Geelong West for 3 illegitimate children by Kate Murphy; 40 years, works on wharves.  8 pages, List  33.

HORTON, Mrs. J., mother of Caroline CARGILL and Arthur Horton, who had just been released from prison.  Anonymous letter in 1909 about them.  6 pages, List 53.

HORWOOD, Norman, son of late Joel of Horwood Foundry, Bendigo Iron Works, went to Melbourne for Royal Visit in 1901 and hadn’t returned home; 24 years old.  Family and local doctor write.  ‘if he has one drink … he loses all control.’  Found.  8 pages, List 51.

HOSIE, Mary Ann.  Seduced by Constable George DONNELLY at Naring, Lower Murray and became pregnant.  Her father complains to police headquarters, she is only 16 yrs old, and Donnelly subsequently marries her in 1865.  14 pages, List 3.

HOULEY, Emma Monica, nurse, Hamilton Hospital.  Attempted rape of, in 1897.  A ‘speiler’ named TUXFORD suspected.  22 pages, List 20.

HOWARD, Mrs. B. of Parramatta, asks police help in getting her husband to support her; he has been living in Melbourne with another woman unde the name De Graves.  11 pages, List 3.

HOWDEN, Charles, trading as Howden & Co., Collins St., Melbourne.  Complaint in 1906 re fraudulent conduct in sale of land at Malvern Rd Hawksburn.  Mary Ann and Frank STRAPP wanted to purchase it, but W.D. CLOSE’s name was put on the title in an attempt to get more money out of Strapp.  Howden’s manager JAMIESON implicated.  Albert DIXON, manager of Land Mortgage Bank alerts authorities.  Authorities decide no prosecution, but Bank’s solicitors query this.  39 pages, List 34.

HOWDEN, James, found drowned in the Yarra river in 1899.  Miss Janet DINWOODIE claimed to have been engaged to him; he was born at Haddington in 1847.  Two certificates, one for a marine engineer and one for a Victorian engine driver, are on file.  His effects were sold at auction.  13 pages, List 43.

HOYLAND, Charles Hugh, died 1896.  Local Registrar reports false information provided that he was married to Eleanor Marie BROPHY, but he was not. Police state he had a wife and 3 children in Doncaster England. Brophy appointed executor of Will, obtained probate then went overseas.  7 pages, List 37.

HOYLE, J.B., wrote from Morwell in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Margaret ALLEN nee McCLURG, who has been informed that someone was looking for her c20 years ago.  She was born Co Armagh c1835, left home as she couldn’t get on with her stepmother, and arrived in Victoria in 1855.  She had worked

HUDSON, William James.  Incomplete file, but he was a child of 15 yrs in 1918, with parents in Sydney, NSW, who ran away and was found in north east Victoria.  He had an aunt, Mrs. F. BEANLAND in Footscray.  4 pages, List 3.

HUGHES, Frank.  Lived in Hammer St Williamstown, a night watchman on the Railway Pier.  His wife took a child from the Industrial School and adopted it when 12 months old.  In 1892, when the child was nearly five, police removed it from their care.  He asks reason for this.  4 pages, List 12.

HUGHES, John William Enoch. Deserted wife and four children in 1920; was living with Ruby REYNOLDS.

HUGHES, Margaret, Richmond, complains in 1874 that her house was broken into and property stolen while in gaol for bigamy.  First husband was John Henry MOORE.  John WELLS, blacksmith also lives in the house, turned out by first husband.  She alleges Moore is the offender and employers lawyers TAYLOR & MARTIN.  15 pages, List 31.

HUGHES, Phillip.  1899 Herald newspaper report that he lay undetected in city gardens for several days and nights, suffering from dysentery and starvation, before getting to Melbourne Hospital.  Police report that he is known to local charities and the claims false.  He arrived c16 months ago from England, 54 years, commenced, but never completed, a medical degree.  14 pages, List 43.

HUGHES, William, died in restaurant of Thomas HAMPTON, Bourke Street Melbourne in 1900.  Owner provides some details and daughter Lily is found in Tasmania.  She is 17 years old, was adopted by Catherine BESTON of Launceston some years before.  Her father was born in Surrey, c45 years, a gardener, had brothers George, James and John at Gravesend in England.  He had formerly worked for Mr. Kermode at Mona Vale, and his wife had died there.  File covers burial expenses and sale of property to cover them.  18 pages, List 47.

HUGO, Madeline.  Five year old child, lost in bush at Yandoit in 1894, trackers used.  15 pages, List 13.

HULL, W.H.  East Melbourne.  Complain re youths stealing items from his garden, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

HUMAN REMAINS found at Ballark near Steiglitz in 1899, believed to be those of Wiliam SWAYNE, tinsmith, c70 years.  He had gone missing, had been living in an old hut on the property of Mrs. Hugh MACKAY of Dean.  25 pages, List 39.

HUME, George Pierce James, legal manager, 36 years, reported missing from his home in Oakleigh by his wife in 1897.  Body found at Dromana by lad Walter GIBSON, whose father Thomas sues police department for payment of the reward offered.  47 pages, List 68.

HUMMEL, R.V.  Wrote from Eaglehawk in 1906 re death of his uncle Valentine Hummel at Wood’s Point.  7 pages, List 14.

HUMPHREYS BROS., Warrnambool, ask police to find Charles, c37 years, in 1895, left money by deceased mother.  4 pages, List 28.

HUNT, George, sought by sister Lily Hunt of Windsor in 1919, last heard of in Childers Qld some months ago.  Found.  11 pages, List 21.

HUNT, William A.  Living at 418 Drummond St., Carlton in 1905 when small fire broke out.  2 pages, List 17.

HUNTER, Anne, Castlemaine, applies for release of her 2 children from the Industrial School in 1866.  Local police report she is keeping a brothel at Kyneton.  6 pages, List 35.

HUNTER, John M., carpenter, living with Ellen COOKSON and his daughter Agnes at Reedy Creek.  In 1870 she brings child to Melbourne where police are alerted that the child is ill; 6½ years old, has venereal disease.  13 pages, List 30.

HUPFIELD, Frederick and Catherine, Warracknabeal.  Accidental poisoning death of two sons, Ernest McGeorge and Richard Norman, in 1901.  18 pages, List 62.

HURFORD, Stella. Aged 17, ran away to Sydney NSW, married mother’s former lodger Sydney PRIDAY/PRIDIE. Both charged, 1901; he suicides. Very large file.

HURLEY, Mrs.  Report of woman wandering in bush between Chiltern and Barnawartha in 1896, ‘appearing peculiar in her manner’.  Police locate and look after her, then send her on to her father John SLATER, farmer of Bobmiawarre (?) near Milawa.  She had been sent to him from the Gladesville Lunatic Asylum.  8 pages, List 37.

HURLEY, Laurence, wrote from Sydney in 1902.  He is trying to get the old age pension and asks police to confirm his arrival in the 1850s.  4 pages, List 61.

HUSTLER, Thomas.  Incomplete file regarding someone seeking details of a one-armed person named Hustler in 1897.  Details of Thomas who had Hustler’s Reef goldmine are given, died in poverty, and Benjamin who worked at Terrick Terrick Station.  8 pages, List 40.

HUTCHINSON, Frederick, ordered by Stawell Court in 1901 to pay maintenance on his child Ann Lillian HOOK, a Ward of the State, but disappears and is believed to be in W.A. Later returns to Victoria.  16 pages, List 52.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph Patrick, sought by wife Kate in Sydney in 1906.  They lived in West Melbourne in 1890, she hasn’t seen him since, has had to support 2 children herself.  He is about 55 years old.  5 pages, List 26.

HUXTABLE, Florence.  Daughter of late Dr. Huxtable, stepdaughter of – BRYANT.  Aunt Mrs. BARTLY concerned about her; mother died and family home broken up.  She is under 17 yrs and believed pregnant.  Claim that Jack MERRIGAN paid for her to have an abortion.  1900.  16 pages, List 3.

HUYSMAN, George, wrote from Mallacoota in 1896, complaining of police action in executing a warrant for his brother.  Report states his dog attacked the constable.  8 pages, List 37.  [See also S.S. BOGONG entry]

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ILES, Robert, wrote from Carisbrook in 1856 re non payment of fencing he did for police.  2 pages, List 25.

ILLABAROOK.  Petition of 24 signatures from residents who had heard that the police station was to be removed from Staffordshire Reef, and wanted it to go there, 1891.  3 pages, List 51.

INCH, Robert of Charters Towers Qld., wrote in 1901 re Alexander WOTHERSPOON, had a railway contract at Bacchus Marsh eleven years ago. Found. 10 pages, List 2.

INDIANS.  Complaint in 1898 that premises at 323 Exhbition St., 33 La Trobe St., a house in Cumberland Place and in King William St., Fitzroy are being used by Indians married to European women who take in sewing and employ young girls, but they are really for immoral purposes.  Names mentioned:  Mahin DEEN, May CRAWFORD, Mrs. Kate STAFFORD, Meeyan ABDULLA, Sahib DEEN, Mary PETIT, Alice OTOGON, Alice Maud O’NEIL. 9 pages, List 23.

INGHAM, James Herbert Ivey, M.D. Has a private hospital at Dimboola; comes to Melbourne suffering from insomnia and disappears. Brother in law C.H. LUCAS of Collins St., contacts police. Thought to have gone interstate but found drowned at St. Kilda in 1918. 25 pages and two photos, one of him and two nurses at his hospital.

INGLE, Edward.  Information sought by wife Mary in Sydney; he left six months ago.  She has seen a report of a drowning death, asks if it is him – no.  6 pages, List 41.

INGLE, Mary, Lithgow NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Edward, who left there six months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  His sister M. MORGAN is living in Fitzroy.  Not found.  Note, this is a separate file from the one above.  9 pages, List 65.

INTERNTIONAL LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATIONS, 1897.  Several reports of Socialist meetings, two flyers advertising event on Yarra Bank.  49 pages, List 40.

IRELAND, Annie Lily (Nancy) Prahran.  Detailed report on her lifestyle and the brothel she was running at 18 Yarra Street Prahran in 1917.  Other names mentioned were Alice SHARPE, Nellie MUNRO, Neta LONGERGAN.  This is a large file, covering 1916/17/  List 70.

IRVING, Captain G.G.H. of 1st Batt. Infantry Brigade Melbourne, provides reference to T. WALKER who is anxious to join Tasmanian police force, and asks Chief Commissioner to endorse, 1895.  1 page, List 28.

ISAACS, Abraham Maurice, picked up on Melbourne street in 1897, drunk, and taken to Watchhouse.  Subsequently found to be ill and taken to hospital but died there.  20 pages, List 39.

ITALIAN STREET MUSICIANS. 1888 Report.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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, 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.

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, 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.

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 he/emr in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.  6 pages, List 11.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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 R., gave birth to two illegitimate children at Allansford 1903-4.  Rumours that her brother Walter is the father; report in 1907.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  11 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 Anton, c45 years, sought by stepsister Mrs. E.J. MITCHELL, West Hobart, in 1917.  He was last heard of twelve years ao at Stony Creek.  His stepbrother William WEBB mentioned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 70.

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, 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.

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, 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 detail – 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 Heaslesville 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, Nora, Boggabri, NSW, wrote in 1907 re mother Mary RYAN, last heard on in Carlton.  Daughter Gretchen at Warrigal.  8 pages, List 70.

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.

JORDAN, Albert, 32 years, plasterer, deserted wife Alice in Collingwood in 1899.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 26.

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.

JORDAN, Frederick, murdered Minnie HICKS in 1894; his prison statement on file.  39 pages, List 41.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

KENNY’S BATHS.  Fire at, in 1865, part of Royal Pavilion Baths destroyed.  4 pages, List 4.

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.

KHULL, Edward. Failure to pay wife’s maintenance, ordered at Fitzroy court; his wife in Sydney complains, 1880.

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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.

KIEFEL, Ronald. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Natimuk. Report on 1891 fire which destroyed premises.

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.

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.

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, 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 t