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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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’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, 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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCORMACK, Peter, real name Robert KANE, sought by son Thomas Kane, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Co California in 1902.  He was born in Co Londonderry Ireland, married his mother in 1866 in New Zealand, and left them to go shearing in 1877.  He has heard he is in Melbourne and wealthy.  Not found.  List 24. McCRACKEN, Mrs. of Canterbury New Zealand wrote in 1919 re her son W. McCracken, who returned from the front (1st World War) on Boxing Day 1918, and was missing.  His brother Hugh had also returned from the War and was now in an asylum.  8 pages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIGINNIS, John, sought by nephew Hugh FEGAN, Rostrevor, Co Down Ireland in 1899.  He had been in Melbourne c45 years, born parish of Hilltown, townland of Leitrim, Co Down, labourer.  Not found.  8 pages, List 344 MILES, Hugh, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re the Chicago Electrical Appliance Co., who had a branch office in Melbourne, and their ‘Magic Mirrors’. He had bought one on trial, returned it and not got a refund. Other complaints have been received about this company. Police find the manager A. GREENBURGH has gone to London. His former partner Frank GAYLOR denies any connection with the company now. L.L. ROBINSON also denies any connection, even though he occupies the same premises. 11 pages, List 10.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NICOURT, Benjamin Victor.  Letter written in French, sought by someone.  1862.  2 pages, List 5. NIELSEN, Ellen Matilda, wrote in 1914 from Devonport New Zealand, asking police to find her late husband Peter’s naturalisation papers so she had claim a pension. He died 6 months previously. Police forward file to New Zealand police, asking for more details, and the file is returned with the comment that Ellen has learnt from the Public Trustee in Auckland that he was a married man, with a wife and 4 children in Chilwell near Geelong. As her children are now illegitimate, she is not entitled to a widow’s pension, and wishes the investigation dropped. 5 pages, List 8.

NIMMO, George Alderson.  Police receive a request to find him; a cabman, has been left a fortune in England.  Found in Callan Asylum Sydney, but information appears to be incorrect, he is a brewer, was born in Castle Eden, Co Durham England..  His son John writes from Sydney, and other relatives write stating that he is receiving funding ‘from home’ .  28 pages, List 33.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PARKER, Charles. Wife Katherine wrote in 1914 from Christchurch New Zealand. He deserted her and their three children 51/2 years ago, she is now filing for divorce and wants to know whether he is still alive. He was born at Bonny Doon near Mansfield, son of John, and had brothers John and Ted. 5 pages, List 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RADFORD, S.J. (stage name Miss Ruby DE VERE) wrote from Covent Garden London England in 1903 re her father William Radford whom she has not seen since she was nine months old.  He is a miner who was in New Zealand.  Her mother left him, but is now an invalid.  13 pages.

RAFFERTY, John, sought by niece Mary Jane RAFFERTY of Cork Ireland in 1908.  He was a native of Glenluce Stranraer, worked for Bains Bros, shipowners in Liverpool, then was Consul in U.S., came to Melbourne in 1856.  She is daughter of his brother Peter.  Several Rafferty men in Melbourne interviewed, but none are related.  9 pages, List 21.

RAFFERTY, Mrs. M.A. of Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, wrote in 1899 re her only brother Michael MANNING, who left Ireland in 1860. Police find his widow. 5 pages, List 17.

RAINSBURY, Sergt., Police Reserve Force, Calcutta, writes in 1910 seeking to join Vic. police force, provides physical description.  3 pages, List 27.

RAINSFORD, Miss E., of Silky Oak, Birmingham England, wrote in 1915 re her brother Abraham, who left there in 1910. Found. 3 pages, List 7.

RAMSAY, James T.T., Blackburn, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1902 on behalf of an elderly lady, Miss Rachel THOMPSON, who wanted to contact her sister, Mrs. William TODD, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  4 pages, List 42.

RANK, Mrs. C. wrote from Bodmin Cornwall England in 1892, seeking her husband Thomas A., and maintenance from him.  2 pages.

RAVEN, Alexander J., solicitor, Fressingfield Vicarage, Harleston, Norfolk England, wrote in 1893 re George MOOD, convicted at Salisbury in 1844 and transported to Australia.  Relatives seek details of his criminal record.  His real name was Mark or George MAGGS.  8 pages, List 41.

RAWLINS, Gerald W., wrote from Rainhill England in 1897 on behalf of the wife of Charles S. McGREGOR, who left there c6 years ago, was a lithographer, believed to have been in prison in Victoria.  12 pages, List 20.

RAYNER, Mrs. M.G., Dover, Kent, England, wrote two letters in 1902 re her husband Robert John, 52 years, champion swimmer, who left her 12 years ago, and was last heard of managing a boot factory in Melbourne.  She has supported herself til now, but now seeks maintenance as ill.  Not found  18 pages, List 43.

RAYNOR, Mrs. Mary of Entally, Calcutta, wrote in 1893; hasn’t heard from her husband E.L. in two years.  4 pages, List 3.

READ & READ, solicitors, Sydney, write in 1914. They have been asked by London solicitors to trace Carl ZENO and Madame ZENO. He lived in London and before that in Sydney and Melbourne as a fortune teller. Both left London hurriedly, and have used the names of RUMBART, HAWES and NORMAN. Her mother and sister are supposed to be in Melbourne. He is of Japanese/Italian parentage. Police confirm their arrival in Sydney. 5 pages, List 7.

READ, Charles, wrote from London England in 1894 re his brother Henry READ, last seen in Melbourne in 1888.  Their parents have died, and he is entitled to a legacy.  11 pages.  List 4.

READER, Frederick H., of Dulwich Village London England, wrote in 1920 re his brother Arthur George Reader; hasn’t heard from him for over a year. Found. 3 pages, List 13.

REARDON, Michael, wrote from Glounreagh, Kiskearn Co. Cork Ireland in 1896 re his son Denis, who left there 7 years ago, and was last heard of at Carriang [Corryong?]. 1 page, List 8.

REAY, John, wrote from Newcastle on Tyne, UK, in 1895 re a ‘very near relation’ Mary Hilda HOPPER now living in Melbourne, who asked UK friends for financial assistance.  In two letters he provides detailed background to the case; she has separated from her husband John, and left child with the father; both suffer from ‘intemperance’.  She is found in South Melbourne.  22 pages, List 28.

REDFERN, Miss, woman police officer, Gloucestershire Constabulary, England, wrote in 1918 re Thomas John Adrian MARONEY, D.C.M., who was previously a private in the 58th Battalion and discharged, suffering from shellshock.  She is engaged to him, and asks a confidential report on him, as she has not heard for some months and is worried about his health.  He is interviewed and denies engagement.  2 pages, second page of her letter missing.

REES, William, Sgt. Llandudno Police Station, Carnarvonshire, wrote in 1896 asking police to ascertain the living arrangements of Evan PARRY of Ballarat, who had left a wife and family there.  Local police found he is living on a nearby farm with a married woman and her three children but don’t know what the relationship is.  6 pages, List 33.

REEVES, Mrs.  A. of Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1920.  Her husband Charles Godfrey Reeves died there in 1911, he was the eldest son of Isaac Reeves, who died the same year in Victoria; asks if Isaac left any estate.  4 pages.

REGAN, M.D. of Auckland New Zealand wrote in 1902 regarding sister Mrs. Annie SKELLON, a widow, who had remarried to a man who took her to Melbourne and ill-treated her.  She had 4 children, and had been in prison.  10 pages.

REGAN, Samuel of Newton Heath near Manchester England wrote in 1892 re Walter HOLLIS also known as John WILES, last heard of nine years ago in Rockhampton Queensland.  5 pages.

REID, David Forrest, watchmaker and jeweller, c44 years.  Information sought by only daughter Agnes, now Mrs. David STEPHENS of Aberdeen Scotland in 1900; last heard of in 1892.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

REILLEY, Edward, Attorney at Law, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1894: is acting for Edward REILLY who wants to track his sister Catherine REILLY or O’REILLY, from Co. Cavan Ireland, who lived from infancy with her uncle Eugene and part of the time with her aunt Mrs. PLUNKETT.  Catherine left Liverpool c1852 as nurse or maid with a family, she was then about 22 years of age.  2 pages.  List 4.

REILLY, Miss Alice McGrath of New York USA wrote in 1903 re Mary McGRATH, native of Gaminsfield Co. Tipperary Ireland, who was last heard of thirteen years ago.  2 pages.

REYNOLDS, Arthur Horton. A sordid tale of having children to his niece Alice Mary Reynolds from 1904-1907 in Tasmania and New Zealand and ill-treating her. ‘It would be difficult to conceive that a more despicable specimen of male humanity exists in this country’. File sent to New Zealand police but no charges laid. 12 pages, List 14.

REYNOLDS, E. Lionel, of Upton, Slough, England, wrote in 1910 re his cousin Jasper HUSBAND. He formerly practised as a barrister; the family haven’t heard from him for 14 years. Found. 7 pages, List 13.

RICE, Miss S.M., dressmaker, Co. Down Newry, Ireland, wrote in 1921 re her uncle Robert McKAY, supposed to have been murdered in a hotel in Australia c43 years ago.  He had been living at Avoca Tasmania.  Felix LARKIN had worked at the hotel, and police try to trace him, but without success.  11 pages.

RICE, William, sought by wife in Liverpool England in 1914. He was a fireman on board ship; she has six children to support. A second letter in 1915 reveals that he is still missing. Police find he has left on a ship. 9 pages, List 7

RICHARDS, C. Bellew, wrote from Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland in 1898 re his brother John Bellew Richardson, who was in police force,  would now be more than 74 as he was older than the writer.  His cousin Kyrle Bellew saw him in Melbourne some years ago.  Police find he died in 1886, and give details of his widow’s activities.  6 pages, List 24.

RICHARDS, Margaret, Penarth near Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1892 re her brother Thomas Francis REES, who left England about 14 years ago and has not been heard of for several years.  He was generally called Thomas Rees.  She offered to pay his fare home, but police could not locate him.  4 pages.

RICHARDS, Miss Susie Curtis, of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1905 re her uncle William RICHARDS, about 69 years, came from Birmingham England.  5 pages.

RICHARDS, William, native of Pyle near Bridgend, South Wales, emigrated to the Australian goldfields and subsequently connected with the Fawn Hotel, Ballarat.  In 1900 his nephew Rees REES, M.P.S. London, wrote from Pietermaritzburg, Natal, seeking information; William would be c65 years old.  His mother Elizabeth was William’s sister. Not found.  List 39.

RICHARDSON, Mrs., of Linlithgow Scotland, wrote in 1913 re death of Mrs. Margaret FINNIES nee MEIKLE, in 1911. She had left a bequest to Meikle and GARDNER families there, but Andrew Gardner and his son are delaying things. Letter is extremely difficult to read. Police reply it is not police business. 5 pages, List 12.

RICHARDSON, Jessie Cameron, wife of George, sought by her brother Duncan CAMERON of Glasgow Scotland in 1907. She left there with her husband and two boys in 1900, aged 35 years. He hasn’t heard from her for over two years. Police find she died in 1906. 6 pages, List 13.

RIDD, Frederick of Galena, Illinois, USA, wrote in 1893 re drafts of money sent to him from William AUSTIN of Geelong, which had been dishonoured.  2 pages, List 4.

RIDDELL, Edgar, left Origon near Washington USA c1890, aged 21 years.  Mother Mrs. E.E. Riddell wrote from Cableskill New York in 1895.  2 pages, List 29.

RIDDELL, James of Mullacronk Co Monaghan Ireland wrote in 1898 re an unnamed brother ‘who ust to get his letters in the Dunnolly post office’, had left there 35 yrs previously; had a sister named Mary Ann WOOLLEND [WOLLEND?]  Police establish William is the name of the brother, and report findings.  6 pages, List 20.

RIDDLE, Gladys, housemaid in service of Lady DARNLEY of Cobham Hall, Kent England, met Private Patrick James Joseph KELLY, an orderly, and had a child, Sydney Kelly Riddle to him in 1919. He had promised to marry her, and her parents John and Mary, in South Shields, eventually agreed to this, but he pleaded lack of money and returned to Australia. She applied to AIF headquarters for financial assistance and they requested a police report on him. He was found living at Kirkstall near Koroit. 12 pages, List 15.

RIES, Phillip, died 1857. His children, William, Mary, James, Malcolm, Henry and Frances, who married Frederick R. FERRIER, and his widow Elizabeth nee JENNINGS, are sought by German Consulate in Melbourne in 1907. Two deaths located. 7 pages, List 10.

RITCH, William, sought by George Dundas NISBET, Minister of John Knox Parish, Aberdeen Scotland, on behalf of his wife. He left there two years ago a steward on board ship. He was ‘far from temperate’. Wife is supporting the family and has no desire for his return, but wants to know if he is still alive. Not found. 4 pages, List 7.

RITCHIE, Mrs. Margaret, wrote in 1904 from Invercargill New Zealand re her husband John A. Ritchie, 40 years, gives detailed physical description.  She enclosed letters from Mrs. E.G. WEBB of Richmond with whom he was boarding, and who was concerned about his health; he had gone away and left his things behind.  Body of man found in Yarra was not him; photo of the unidentified dead man on file.  23 pages, List 32.  See introduction regarding cost of reproducing photographs.

ROBERTS, Mrs. Ada, wrote from Greet, Birmingham, England, in 1920 re husband H.E., last heard of in Melbourne 2 years ago.  She and two children are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 27.

ROBERTS, Edward T., brass moulder, c59 years, born in South Wales, sought by only living sister Miss Anna Roberts of Milawaukee USA in 1900.  Not found.  13 pages, List 38.

ROBERTS, John, sought by nephew Andrew Blair HILL of Dundee Scotland in 1900.  Andrew’s father William lived in Perthshire, died 20 years ago. Robert was last heard of at Pennyweight Flat, Castlemaine in 1870.  His mother is anxious to know if he is still alive as she would be next of kin.  Found living under name of David Blair RAMSAY.  9 pages, List 37

ROBERTSON, Maggie Balfour, wrote in 1892 from Paterson, New Jersey, USA re her father William BALFOUR.  His brother Peter was a jeweller in Melbourne.  2 pages.

ROBERTSON, William of North Salt Springs, British Columbia, writes in 1897 re ‘dear friend Robert HOLBURN’ who left Hong Kong for Australia about ten years ago.  3 Pages.

ROBILLIARD, Daniel, sought in 1906 by D. Robilliard of Vancouver., who wrote 2 letters.  Daniel was from Guernsey, a grocer, the enquirer’s father is Isaac.  Police find he died in 1902.  7 pages, List 30.

ROBINSON, Rose, alias Lady Rose Robinson alias Lady COTTENHAM. (Great story!) Scotland Yard write in 1908 re this woman who has been charged with fraud and embezzlement, seeking her background in Australia. Police report she came from Western Australia and claimed to be a sister of Lord Richard NEVILLE, and used society people like Lady Janet CLARKE and Mrs. James MURPHY, until they woke up to her and sent her to Sydney. Newspaper report of English case states she was probably the former mistress of Blundell LEIGH, the first husband of the real Countess of Cottenham, who divorced her for her adultery with Cottenham. Rose was associated with Cecil E. Robinson. She had cards from Richard and John KENNEDY, Mrs. LAUGHLIN and Mrs CRERA of Hobart Tasmania, and it was thought they might be relatives. There are two small photos of Rose and a set of fingerprints. 8 pages, List 13.  See Instructions re cost of copying photographs.  CONNECTION FOUND.

ROBSON, Robert Parvin, sought by sister Mrs. Eliza Robson THOMAS or New Harmony, Indiana in 1898.  He went to the California goldrush in 1849, then to Australia; last heard of at Dunolly in 1862.  Father Dr. Robert was a noted physician, mother a Quaker.  Father’s uncle Joseph Robson was gardener to the Queen.  Some good material on file.  Not found.  8 pages, List 26.

ROCHE, Patrick, wrote from Dublin Ireland in 1898 re his cousin Thomas GAFFNEY, native of Shankhill, Co. Dublin Ireland.  Gaffney’s wife has died and he’s handling her estate.  Mrs. BAILEY of Prahan is a cousin.  6 pages, List 27.

ROCHFORD, Bridget or Catherine, sought by Joanna Rochford of Marshalton, Pennsylvana in 1895; found.  2 pages, List 29.

RODDAM, R., of Newcastle on Tyne, writes to Chief Commissioner in 1901 re letters received from Peter SHARP of Albert Park Victoria, his uncle by marriage. Sharp married Eliza Ann FALDER in 1844 on the Isle of Man. Claims her father borrowed money from him years ago and wants Roddam to pay it back, as he is hard up and over 81 years. 8 pages, List 13.  CONNECTION FOUND

RODERT, E.C., wrote from Kansas City U.S. in 1905.  His father was Heinrich Christian August, and came from Clausthal.  Looking for family.  Police locate Rodert family in Hahndorf, South Aust., who came from same area.  9 pages, List 27.

RODGER, Mrs. Winnie A, of Tyldesley near Manchester England, wrote in 1918 re her husband William, who deserted her in 1917, leaving her penniless. She believed he was now in Australia.  He was 25 years old, born in Cheshire, a fitter. They were married in Barrow on Furness. Not found. 9 pages.

RODGERS, Mrs. T.H. of Halifax U.S.A., wrote in 1914 re Thomas BOWLER who left there c65 years ago. He was in the police in Melbourne; his sister is anxious to hear from him. Reply states he was never in the force. 5 pages, List 8. ROE, Edward, wrote from Ilkeston, Derbyshire England in 1912 re John NOON, who has lived with him for 7 years.  Irish, drinks, says sister keeps the Beehive Hotel in Melbourne, and wife also a publican.  Roe has 5 young children.  Reply not on file.  2 pages, List 32.

ROGERS, C. A Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery, Newbridge, Ireland, wrote in 1908, seeking to join the police force.  He was 21yrs, and a total abstainer.  3 pages, List 19.

ROHDE, Jessie, of Sliema, Malta, wrote in 1912 re her husband August, last heard of in Melbourne 7 years ago. Police find he has gone interstate, is using the name Arthur RHODES and is supposed to have married a Mrs. DOWIE: her brother in law – DOMBRAIN interviewed. 7 pages, List 12.

ROLLAND, Mary, of London England, wrote in 1894 re her son Horace Rolland nee Horace NICHOLS.  They used to be in Chirini’s circus.  She has heard her son is in prison.  3 pages, List 4.

ROLSTON, Miss Agnes. Solicitors from Newry Ireland wrote in 1907, enclosing a letter for Agnes. They are advertising for relatives of David Rolston as ordered by the Court there. 3 pages, List 13.

ROOT, Hiram, of Althouse Joseupene? Co America, wrote in 1893 re William Summervill FORBES who is claiming to be ‘heigh born and of good lineage but I now that he was sent out a convict in winter of forty eight’.  2 pages, List 3.

ROPER, Mrs. W.A. of Canning Town, London, England wrote in 1917 re husband William Arthur ROPER, who deserted ship 1916. 6 pages. ROSE, D. of British Engineers’ Club, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1909, re Walter FRIEDLANDER, a German, who fought with the German Brigade for the Boers.  He had been asked to help find him as he had deserted his wife in Berlin.  Not found, and letter to Rose returned.  6 pages, List 18.

ROSENGRAVE, William wrote from Flowerdale Table Cape in 1892 re his uncle William, once a constable in Tasmania, then in government service in Victoria 19 years ago.  2 pages.

ROSEWARNE, W.J., Chief Officer S.S. Istrar, wrote in 1905 re first cousin Edwin Albert TONKING [TONKIN?] who left Hayle, Cornwall c1890.  He needs to find him for settlement of an estate.  7 pages, List 27.

ROSS, Walter Godfrey, sought by foster brother Horace F. READ of Buffalo New York USA in 1895; left U.K. c12 years ago.  1 page, List 29.

ROUSE, Mrs. of Johannesburg South Africa, wrote in 1898 re her husband William, who formerly kept a hotel in Melbourne. He was 39 years old, and they had one child. Not found. 6 pages, List 14.

ROUSE, Mrs. Mary Ellen, wrote from Charing Cross London England, in 1893 re her husband William who had deserted her and their child at Cape Town ten years ago.  2 pages, List 3.

ROUSE, William, sought by Mrs. M.E. Rouse of Charing Cross London UK in 1895.  She was leaving shortly for South Africa.  Police report he has probably gone to the US.  10 pages, List 30.

ROWE, John, wrote from Grampound Road, Cornwall England in 1892; he was now 93 years old, and wanted to contact his son John, who used to farm in Lake Learmonth, was married but no family.  2 pages.

ROWE, John, great uncle of H.C. HAMMER of Queenstown Co. Cork Ireland, who wrote to police in 1914. Rowe lived in Ballarat, and police find his widow. 6 pages, List 7.

ROWE, Mr. R. of Toronto Canada wrote in 1905, re his brother Josiah; money has been left to him.  3 pages.

ROWLAND, T.J., solicitor of Manchester England, wrote in 1892 re James BERTRAM, late warrant officer 3rd Buffs, who died in India.  His widow emigrated from Calcutta in 1890 to Melbourne where her mother Mrs. CROSSLEY/CROSSLAND was in business.  She was entitled to a sum of money.  5 pages.

ROWLEY, Thomas, wrote from Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire in 1896 re Dr. Robert PEEL’s address.  2 pages, List 35.

ROWSELL, Howard, Cheapside, London England, accountant, wrote in 1914 re Ernest James JACKSON, solicitor’s clerk in Essex, and left there with wife and 3 children in 1913 for Australia. Found, but letter advising this is returned ‘not known’. 5 pages, List 7.

RUANE, John, sought by P.J. McKNIGHT of Hanley, Staffs, England in 1909.  He was last heard of in Coolgardie, W.A., was a son of late Mary and Edward of Cultibo near Kiltimagh, Co Mayo Ireland, a widower, c55 years old.  He had two sons in England.  McKnight has heard he died in Victoria.  Police reply that he died in W.A. in 1907; nice comment about a friend minding his late wife’s wedding ring when he went on a drinking spree.  12 pages, List 33.

RUDD, Herbert G., of Maldon, Essex, England, wrote in 1901 re his wife’s aunt Jane HEATH who had married George McDONALD and was last heard of in 1875.  Two of her aunts in London are anxious to hear about her.  Rev. Samuel BRYANT of local church, formerly in Melbourne,  suggested he write, and his letter is enclosed.  Not found.  11 pages, List 18.

RUDD, Miss Isabel wrote from Middleton St. George near Darlington England in 1914 re her brother Edwin. Found by police. 8 pages, List 7.

RUESEL, David Pierre, of Rochester, New York, USA, wrote in 1913 re Alfred Ruesel, who was in Melbourne in 1882 then went to Cape York Peninsula prospecting for copper. Not found. 6 pages, List 12.

RUPPELL, Mrs. Pastor E. of Hessen, Preussen, Germany, wrote in 1921 re her brother William LAMPMANN, who emigrated to Australia in 1873.  Letter in German, and translation on file.  Found.  6 pages, List 9. CONNECTION FOUND

RUSSELL, Margaret. Inspector Wm Gentles of Slamannan Parish Council, Glasgow, Scotland wrote in 1917 re Margaret, a 7 year old deserted child. Her mother is dead, father Alexander RUSSELL, a ship’s carpenter, 35 yrs, born Slamannan, is the son of John and Mary nee ANGUS. He left in 1909, was last heard of in 1914. Not found. 19 pages. List 6

RUSSELL, Robert, sought by Mrs. C. RUSSELL, Southfleet near Gravesend, wife of his brother. He was in the Artillery, came to Australia October 1913, his wife is dead, and he has four boys. Found. 7 pages, List 6.

RUTLEY, H. of Catford Kent England, writes in 1894 re his eldest brother William, c30 years, last heard from five years ago.  14 pages, List 4A.

RYAN, David B., Repton St. Los Angeles wrote in 1910 re older brother Arthur, who left Co. Limerick Ireland in 1877, then about 18 yrs old, and went to Australia. Relatives haven’t heard from him for twenty years. Their mother’s name was Mary BARLOW. All Arthur Ryan entries in Melbourne directory were traced by police, but the correct one was not found. 9 pages. List 5.

RYAN, Miss Margaret wrote in 1914 from Philadelpahia, USA re her sister Ellen RYAN, who left Mulick, Whitegate, Co. Galway, Ireland c. 1884; their father’s name was Luck.  10 pages.

RYAN, Miss Norah of ‘Broadway’ Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re Louis SUSWEIN, an Austrian, her last letters to him returned. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

RYAN, Patrick, of New York City, USA wrote in 1892 re brother Michael who left Knockbrock Borrisoleigh Co. Tipperary Ireland 30-35 years ago.  Their father was Patrick, their mother Bridget nee LYNCH.  The children were Thomas, James, Laurence, Bridget and Mary.  Patrick was the youngest of the family.  2 pages.

RYAN, Thomas, was in police force 28-30 years ago, has one sister living, who was  married c44 years ago to Richard O’CONNELL.  Information sought by Rev. M.T. MADDEN of Trumansburg, New York USA in 1895. 2 pages, List 29.

RYAN, Timothy of New York USA, wrote in 1894 re his uncle Jeremiah RYAN, a large property owner in Melbourne, has a brother in Baly Bay Co. Tipperary Ireland.  Jeremiah found in country Victoria, by which time Timothy is staying with him.  5 Pages, List 4A.

RYAN, Mr. W.J. of Pennsylvania USA wrote to the Town Clerk of Melbourne in 1901 regarding Patrick CAGNEY. The Town Clerk forwarded a copy of his letter to the police department, but it is not on the file, so contents unknown. Police interviewed several Cagney family members in Victoria and NSW but failed to find him. The file seems incomplete. 9 pages, List 15.

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ST. CLAIR.  In 1902 South Australian detectives report that a couple travelling under this name, who had embarked at London, and were heading for Melbourne, were probably travelling under false names.  Detailed descriptions of them were provided; he was 32 years she was 24 years.  Letters had been received for him under the name BAILY.  Melbourne detectives report that the pair were really W. BAYLEY, a married man,  and Miss E. MURRAY who had eloped, but quarrelled on the voyage.  5 pages, List 43.

SALATENA, Domenico.  Sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1908; found.  5 pages, List 21.

SALSBURY, Robert and Charles, brothers, of Northumberland, who immigrated to Victoria in the 1850s, were sought by unidentified person in New Zealand in 1864. 8 pages, List 5.

SAMAN, son of Ruldoo MUSSALMAN, Raipoot of village Busyula of Hoshiarpur, convicted thief No. 10. left district and went to Melbourne, and has now returned.  Writer seeks confirmation that he was indeed in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 3.

SAMISH, G.A., San Francisco, wrote in 1905 seeking information on Max LUNDON and wife, recently arrived from Melbourne, who has applied for bankruptcy there.  He was possibly a pawnbroker.  Investigation shows this is probably Marks GOLDSTEIN, second hand dealer who left his wife in Carlton and disappeared with another woman.  6 pages, List 45.

SAMUEL, Eliza, wrote from Llanelly, Carmenthenshire Wales in 1901 re her husband Captain Edward SAMUEL, who was due to return from Australia and hasn’t.  Photograph and 10 pages.  List 4. (See note about photograph reproduction costs in introduction.)

SANDAY, W. of police station Leytonstone, Essex England, wrote in 1915 re his brother J.T. Sanday, last heard of at Carlton. Found. 3 pages, List 8.

SANDERSON, Nicholas, wrote from Preston, Lancashire, UK in 1912 re his wife’s brother William Robinson GARDNER, who had written two letters in different handwriting; they are suspicious.  Gardner says one written while drunk. 6 pages, List 32.

SARA, Mrs. M.H., Foundry House, Redruth Cornwall, wrote in 1904 re her nephew William KITTO, c39 years.  She has heard he was drowned and asked details.  His brother Thomas was in Victoria.   8 pages, List 42.

SARVAAS, John de Marchie of the Netherlands. Left wife and sailed to Melbourne with servant Johanna BUSCH, who was pregnant to him. 1867. List 16.

SAUNDERS, A.G., Sergt, 76th Batt., R.F.A., Kirkee, India. Wrote re joining police force in 1914. 3 pages, List 10.

SAUNDERS, Jack.  South African Criminal Investigation Department wrote in 1905 re Saunders; was an Australian from Queensland, on remand there for theft.  Identified as alias Jacob LIPPMAN, William FRAZER, and William FISHER, with convictions in Australia.  Photo on file.  4 pages. (See instructions for costs of reproducing photographs).

SAUNDERS, John R., of Woodstock, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1915 re John Joseph and Robert Lyons CONROY. No reason for enquiry given; not found by police. 9 pages, List 7.

SAUNDERS, S.P., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1901 re his brother R.P., who wrote that he was dying in Melbourne.  Not found.  13 pages, List 40.

SCALLAN, James, of New York City USA, wrote in 1894 re his first cousin Eugene SCALLAN, who emigrated c10 years ago; they were school fellows in Dublin Ireland.  2 pages, List 4A.

SCALAMERA, Michielina, New Orleans, USA, wrote in 1905 re her uncle Antonio.  Found.  4 pages, List 45.

SCANLIN, Mrs Mary of Newark New Jersey wrote in 1894 re Bridget and Kate, her daughters, who left Limerick Ireland 25 years ago to go to their aunt in Australia, Mrs John SALISBURY nee Bridget NEVILLE.  1 Page List 4.

SCARCE, Henry and Thomas, last heard from at Kangaroo Ground, sought by sister Mrs. WOODRAD of Ipswich, Suffolk England in 1895; found.  5 pages, List 29.

SCHINDLER, Simon.  Wrote from Berlin Germany in 1908 re his brother Joseph, who hadn’t written for a long time.  3 pages, List 19.

SCHLAEPFER, Eugen, sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1898, arrived c1888, worked in Gippsland, cheesemaker, not found.  13 pages, List 25.

SCHLOGEL, Max.  File re his change of address interstate in 1919, under Aliens Act.  10 pages, List 18.

SCHMIDT, Otto Jacob, wanted in Nuremberg for embezzlement from the Bavarian Bank; fled with mistress
Caroline Helene SEITZ in 1909.  German Consul Melbourne encloses photo and asks police to keep a look out for him; not found.  3 pages, List 41.

SCHMIEDEL, Rudolph of Fruit Vale, California USA wrote in 1898 re his brother Carl who was using the name of RUDOLPH and ‘leading a Gypsy life’.  Left home in Germany nearly 18 years ago.  4 pages.

SCHRODER, Jacques.  Dutch Consul in Melbourne has been asked to find Hein and Klaas, sons of the late Jacques, at one time Dutch sailor, but afterwards settled in Australia and died 8-10 years ago.  They are entitled to an inheritance.  16 pages, List 4A

SCHULMAN, Mrs. of Oakley Square London England, wrote in 1914 re her son George LESLIE or LANGLEY, who was travelling with a wild west show in outback Queensland.  12 pages.

SCHWARTZ, Harry. London solicitor writes on behalf of Solomon SCHWARTZ in 1899 re son Harry. He hasn’t heard for a year and is worried. Harry would now be 11 years of age, and was living with his uncle Harry in Melbourne; his uncle cohabited with a woman, but she disappeared. Found with uncle. 4 pages, List 12.

SCHWARTZ, Henri, c/- Mr. EFRON, Nth. Melbourne, sought by wife Akuszerka Chaia Sora Schwartz of Biatystok, Grodnenska, Gubernia, Poland, in 1919.  He has been in Australia since 1913.  They have two children.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

SCOTT, David, of Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1904 re his brother Alexander, last heard of at Richmond.  3 pages, List 4.

SCOTT, G., Deputy Traffic Manager, Burma Railways, Rangoon, wrote in 1913 re Sydney Charles CLAYTON, who held a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, was born in Cork, Ireland, educated at Cheltenham College, employed there, and had fled owing a large amount of money. He had shipped to Singapore under an assumed name, O. Graham SINCLAIR and was possibly coming to Australia. ‘This rogue comes of a respectable family … but he apparently cannot keep straight’. Encloses sample of Clayton’s handwriting, as well as a photograph and physical description. Not found, but railways departments alerted. 6 pages. List 12. See introduction re cost of copying photographs.

SCOTT, Mr. H., of Birmingham England wrote two letters in 1908 re his son Sidney, aged 17 years, who arrived recently in Melbourne and was ‘easily led away’. Police find he deserted ship with another crew member, but fail to locate him. 8 pages, List 10.

SCOTT, Isabella of Dumfries, Maxwelltown, Scotland, wrote in 1862 re her brother James SCOTT, a mason, last heard of six years ago.  4 pages, List 5.

SCOTT, Sidney Barnett.  Several letters from father Henry Scott of Rotton Park Birmingham England, asking his whereabouts; he is 17 years old.  Henry’s brother Sidney, who was in Wellington New Zealand, also wrote.  File covers 1908-1910 and traces his employment.  29 pages, List 33.   See also entry for Mr. H. Scott, different file.

SCRANTON, William N. of Boston Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re his brother George who left there in 1852 and has not been heard of since 1855. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

SCUDAMORE, W.R. wrote from Clapham Common London in 1894 re his son Herbert Charles, aged 24 years, about whom he was worried.  8 pages.  List 4.

SCULLY, John, left Colverstown, Co Kildare Ireland c1865, aged c20 years.  In 1900 Kitty SMITH, wife of Robert, wrote from Sayville, Long Island, USA, seeking him.  She was the daughter of his sister Mrs. Nancy McEVOY.  Their father Edward had been a blacksmith.  Not found.  9 pages, List 37.

SEBRING, Jacob.  Sought by Mrs. Addie Sebring of Memphis, Tennessee in 1902.  1 page, List 24.

SEDGWICK, Henry N.M. of Southsea, England, wrote in 1900 re Edward Barnett NUGENT who lived in Melbourne in the 1880s.  5 pages. CONNECTION FOUND

SEXTON, Charles F., of Guanajuato Mexico wrote in 1893, asking if Charles P. SEXTON is in Melbourne, and whether any jobs for stenographers; letter is typewritten.  1 page, List 3.

SEXTON, John, of Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his late brother Timothy’s estate; he died in Melbourne 25 years ago. John and his sister Ellen CLANCY are the only siblings. Police find niece Susanna Sexton, now Mrs. PRICE, handled the estate, and speak to her sister. 19 pages, List 15.

SEYMOUR, Mrs. Susannah, wrote from Clapham England in 1919 re her husband Charles who left five years ago, has written previously.  Found working for sister in law Mrs. KLING, cab proprietor, Hawthorn; spends money on drink.  21 pages, List 26.

SHACKEL, Alex. A. sought by wife Ethel, c/- Mrs. EMERSON, Nth Lowestoft, England in 1914. She has heard he joined the AIF, has a brother in Melbourne. She believes he has remarried. Found. 8 pages, List 7.

SHANAHAN, Nicholas, died as a result of accident at Colac in 1896.  Report on incident involving Richard James BALL; he died in boarding house of Mrs. BEAL.  2 pages, List 37.

SHANNON, John J. of South Boston Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re Richard SHANAHAN who was in the [police] service about three years ago. 1 page, List 17.

SHANNON, Mrs. Katherine of Jersey City New Jersey USA wrote in 1915 re GALLAGHER family. Her mother’s brother Daniel, known as Dudley, left Fermanagh Ireland when a very young man for Australia, c1864. Katherine’s mother was Mary Gallagher and had siblings Ellen and John; her grandfather was John and grandmother Catherine FERGUSON. The rest of the family went to USA after the death of Catherine. She has heard the Gallagher family are wanted to claim a legacy. Police find no trace. 5 pages, List 7.

SHARP, Mary, wrote from Patone, New Zealand in 1904 re her uncle Thomas WATES of Kent, who died in Melbourne.  The solicitor handling his probate was a Mr. MILLETT.  No record of death or solicitor.  5 pages, List 33.

SHARPE, George.  Information sought by brother Robert of Montreal, Canada in 1900.  He has recently received a request for money from his family and is suspicious.  Found, he is living apart from his family.  9 pages, List 38

SHARPE, William Thomas. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1919 re this person, then living in England, who had applied for a mechanical stage driver’s licence and had lived in Australia in 1914-15. Small photo on file. 4 pages, List 16.

SHARPLES, Mrs. Jane, of Taunton Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother James SMETHURST, in Melbourne for over 30 years and has several sons.  10 pages, List 4A

SHAW, Mrs. A., wrote from Calcutta, India for address of Jack WILLIAMSON, groom to Sir C. DILKE, was in Melbourne.  His brother has died at Poona, leaving a widow.  Not found.  5 pages, List 33.

SHAWCROSS, Rev. William of Worcester, late of Gloucester, England re William BANCROFT, who left from Stafford near Manchester many years ago.  Shawcross sends him money every year.  11 pages.

SHAWCROSS, Rev. William of Hewelsfield Rectory, Coleford, Gloucester England, wrote in 1893 re William BANCROFT.  Acknowledged receipt and forwarded ‘usual bank draft’.  4 pages, List 3.  Further letter 1898, enclosing usual bank draft.  Gives history of Bancroft – was transported c50yrs ago, c78 yrs of age, almost forgotten there except by a few people.  6 pages, List 18.  Another file, 1896 enclosing bank drafts, gives explanation of why funds are sent regularly, 19 pages, List 22.

SHEAHAN, Patrick and Daniel.  Information sought by niece Mrs. M. Crowe SELLINGER of New York USA in 1900.  Her mother Mrs. May Sheahan CROWE is their sister.  Not found.  10 pages, List 37.

SHEEHAN, Mrs. W.F. of New York City, USA, wrote in 1905 re her uncle, mother’s only brother.  Police point out she hadn’t even provided a name.  3 pages, List 18.

SHEFFIELD, John E., of Chico, California U.S.A. wrote in 1905, requesting names of ‘all Sheffields in your city.’  5 pages.

SHEPHERD, George, coachbuilder, Goroke, was sought by wife H. of South Dunedin New Zealand in 1906.  Found.   4 pages, List 19.

SHEPPARD, George Tomlinson, only son of John, a gentleman, of Middlesex, England, ‘quarreled with father on mother’s account’, sought by daughter Mrs. Hannah Hill TILBURY, Dunedin New Zealand in 1895.  Not found.  9 pages, List 28.

SHERIDAN, John, Saltpans, Rathmullen, Co Donegal Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his uncle Patrick McFadden and his friend James WHITE.  Patrick found and says Sheridan is only after his money.  14 pages, List 44.

SHERIFF, Mary Ann. Aberdeen Scotland solicitors write on her behalf re her husband Stanley Layman Sheriff, 1919. He is an Australian gunner, and they met when he was on furlough and subsequently married; she is only 19 years old. They were supposed to be going to Australia, but he has put it off, and now she doubts his background and wants it checked. Police confirm he has a sister Mrs. J. BROOKSBY of Horsham and he is of good character, but don’t mention he was illegitimate. 6 pages, List 12.

SHORT, William of Gateshead on Tyne, England wrote in 1905 re his great uncles William and Robert TERRINGTON who arrived Melbourne c.1856.  7 pages.

SHORTEN, Charles, sought by nephew Thomas GOOD.  He was Irish, emigrated in 1867, now c50 years.  Not found. 11 pages, List 34.

SIDEBOTTOM, George. Sought by wife Mary of Heavely, Stockport Cheshire England in 1915. He left her 8 years ago, from Denton Lancashire and is 53 years of age. She is paying his life insurance premiums and asks if he is dead. Police locate him, but he claims he is single and was never married, and that she is really Mary CARLISLE, who with her husband Robert, used to live in the same house. Further investigations prove he is lying, has a wife Esther GAGG and 3 children. 7 pages, List 8.

SIEGFRIED, Eugene, German, c23 years, arrived Victoria c1880, made glass models.  Information sought by William A. HAY of New Orleans in 1902.  9 pages, List 24.

SILK, James of Whitehall, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John WALL, farmer, Koroit (Victoria) who died some years ago. He is a relation and queries the existence of a Will. Police reply that two people of that name died in Koroit, neither mentioned him in their wills. 4 pages, List 8.

SIMPSON, Henry.  Sought by George Simpson of Hanley, Staff. Potts, UK.  A newspaper notice there recorded his death in Melbourne, had a brother Joseph of Cobridge.  Believes Henry is his father; mother is still alive.  Not found.  9 pages, List 24.

SIMPSON, J. Clerk of Guardians, St. Peter’s Hospital, Bristol England, wrote in 1915 re Doris May CUTLAND. Her father Charles Herbert Cutland had left Bristol in 1913 for Australia. In January 1914 his wife and children followed him, except for Doris who was too ill to travel and left with an aunt there. Doris was now being supported by the Hospital, and Simpson wanted the father to pay maintenance. Police report he had drowned and the mother was in a destitute position. 9 pages, List 7.

SIMPSON, John A. of Jarrow on Tyne, Co Durham, England, wrote in 1894 re his nephew George RAMM, who left there with his mother 10-11 years ago, to go to his father in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 4.

SIMPSON, Mrs. Mary (wife of Charles C.) of San Antonio Texas US, wrote in 1913 re her uncle Patrick KENEALY, who died intestate in Melbourne in 1909. She queries the delay in settlement by the Trustees. 11 pages, List 13.

SINCLAIR, Mrs. Andrew of Everett, Mass., USA wrote in 1911 re Captain Henry SMITH, native of West Sandwich, Shetland, Scotland aged about 70 years.  Despite a search he was not found. 10 pages.

SINGER, Mrs. Hanna, of New York City USA wrote in 1912 re her sister Sarah SWAAB.  3 pages.

SINGH, Haruldor Autar, schoolmaster, 3rd Burma infantry.  Gives pay rate there and seeks ‘high appointment in police battalion’.  2 pages, List 3.

SINGH, RAM, hawker, died in Western District c1896.  His brother Santha Singh, son of Hera Singh wrote from the Vizagapatam District, Madras Presidency contesting the disposal of his estate.  Hurdit Singh, son of Jagot Singh, lied when he said he was the brother of the deceased and took possession of the property.  The writer is a family man with children.  Several letters from him.  33 pages, List 34.

SINGH, SINT, died in shop of Ishar DAS in Melbourne in 1902, well known as a hawker at Chiltern.  Brother in law Chodhari Jagit SINGH, from Dera Khalsa District, Rawalpindi writes asking details; a Hindu, he was cremated.  11 pages, List 24.

SINGLETON, John C. of San Francisco, California, USA wrote in 1896 re his brother Michael, a native of Co. Cork, Ireland, a shoemaker who had arrived in Australia c1880 and had three brothers, John, Dan and Dennis.  6 pages.

SISSIA, Jean.  Wrote in French from Paris in 1897, seeking his brother Amedo, late of San Francisco.  Not found.  11 pages, List 18.

SKEFFINGTON, Richard W., last heard of in 1891, sought by sister Annie M.A. of Gargscang, Lancashire in 1900.  Not found.  5 pages, List 38.

SKELTON, Hannah Maria, wrote from Sheffield Yorkshire England in 1915 re her uncle George CHAFOR, who sailed from Liverpool in 1857, then 28 years old. Her father William was his brother. Not found. 12 pages, List 7.

SKERRITT, Julia, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1894 re her brother Patrick.  1 page, List 30.

SLATER, James. Blacksmith, died intestate in Natal South Africa 1904. Correspondence from Natal Supreme Court re who was his lawful wife.  Confirmed as  Annie RICHARDSON, nee UNDERWOOD, whom he deserted in Richmond, and who says his real name was Samuel Richardson. He had lived with Catherine GALBRAITH.  7 pages, List 15.

SLATTERY, Mrs., wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1899, asking police to see her daughter E.J., and see why she has not returned home as money has been sent.  9 pages, List 37.

SLAVEN, Peter, wrote from Dundee Scotland in 1912 re his relative Luke DARCY; found in Gippsland.  2 pages, List 32.

SMEATON, John H., wrote from Edinburgh City police in 1912, interested in joining Victoria police.  Gives details, 29 years, served in army in South Africa.  3 pages, List 32.

SMIRNOFF, Olga.  Police at Simla India write in 1908 to Victoria police regarding the suspicious activities of this woman, who was a Russian.  Although posing as a tourist she travelled third class, which only poor people did, and was now on her way to Australia.  Her activities in Australia were tracked until her departure.  8 pages.  List 5.

SMITH, Amy of Durban South Africa wrote in 1906 and asked police to give a letter to her daughter Gladys McNAMARA who was now in a Home in Melbourne.  Gladys’s father A.C. McNAMARA was executed in Melbourne in 1902.  1 page.   Further letter in 1907, asks police help in seeing if her daughter could join her there, she is 16 years old and at the Sutherland Home.  6 pages, List 23.

SMITH, Mrs. Bessie of Plumstead, London England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Doris Lister WILLIS, taken from England by her foster parents WARNECKE, and believed to be in Melbourne.  Child born c.1904, Bessie subsequently married in 1910.  Wants her child returned to her.  9 pages.

SMITH, C. Holled [?] of Milford Hall, Montgomeryshire Wales, wrote in 1900 re Harry OAKLEY, a draper, who had left c9 years previously. His father John G. of Newtown Montgomeryshire was anxious about him. 8 pages, List 16.

SMITH, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Tralee Ireland, wrote in 1913 re her husband Dr. Robert Smith. She had previously written c1903 and police had found he had married Josephine TETU/TEETE in Orbost in 1896. His brother John has made contact with Elizabeth, seeking family papers, then sent them to his brother William in London. Elizabeth seeks information on Robert. Police find he died in 1899, leaving a widow and two children destitute; was an alcoholic. 13 pages, List 12.  Two letters from Elizabeth, written in 1900, have been found in another Unit, presumably separated from the 1913 file. 4 pages, List 16.  Another file in 1897 – see under Robert Smith.

SMITH, Ethel Adams, wrote in 1915 from Monkwearmouth, Sunderland England, re husband John Bell SMITH, brewer’s assistant, whom she hadn’t heard from; they have 4 children. Police find him in Sydney.  A further letter in 1916 states he has failed to pay maintenance. Police respond that he has joined the AIF, and given his next of kin as Alice Sarah CARROLL whom he had married in 1915, suggesting he is a bigamist. 17 pages, List 6.

SMITH, James A. of Marshall Islands, North Pacific wrote in 1903 re his father William John SMITH, a native of Dublin, who left c.1867 for Melbourne.  He used to write to his sister Mary KERWIN.  4 pages.

SMITH, Dr Robert.  Information sought by wife Eliza A., Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland in 1897.  They were married in Dublin in 1881 and have 2 children.  He went to Australia in 1884, and she last heard from him in 1885.  His brother William in London heard in 1893.  Police find he is at Omeo and had married Josephine Tetu.  11 pages, List 35.   See also entries under Elizabeth.

SMITH, Robert, of H.M.S. Sydney, wrote in 1906, asking for help to trace his uncle Richard G. SMITH, who left Tynemouth England c23 yrs ago, and was at some stage in the police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 19.

SMITH, S.L., accountant, of Sacramento California USA wrote in 1915, enclosing 2 photos of James H. WARD and wife Mary Alicia WESTNEAT, married there in 1911. She was from Melbourne. Writer suspects Ward already had a wife in Melbourne, and the pair have run off together. Police ask reason for enquiry; no response. 2 pages. See instructions re photograph costs.

SMITH, Stanley Layton. His wife writes from Christchurch New Zealand in 1906. He has left her, and she believes he is in Melbourne. 2 pages, List 9.

SMITH, T.P., Commissioner, Royal Irish Constabulary, Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1912 re Robert ROINEY, whose family there are destitute. He was believed to be in Melbourne. 4 pages. List 15.

SMITH, Thomas.  Wrote in 1899 on behalf of the mother of Kirkley/Kirstley McMILLAN, who was anxious about him; not found.  11 pages, List 20.

SMITH, Vera, recently arrived in Melbourne, gave birth to a child in 1913, being then only 16 years old. Police investigate with a view to laying charges against the father. Her married sister Mrs. DUNCAN was in Melbourne. Vera was born at Pleasant Point, New Zealand. 5 pages, List 13.

SMITH, Walter Ewing, born Liverpool England c1837.  Rev. G.P. Despard of Sandhurst (Bendigo) wrote on behalf of his widowed mother in England, who hadn’t heard from him for several years.  13 pages.  List 5.

SMITH, William, of Minneapolis, USA, wrote in 1910 re his brother Daniel who left New Brunswick in 1853 for Ballarat. 4 pages, List 14.  CONNECTION FOUND

SMITH, William N., sought by John A. LOGAN, City Marshal, Elgin, Ill., USA in 1900.  He was formerly the licensee of the Lincolnshire Hotel in Essendon, has a wife and child with him.  Found, states he was born in California.  9 pages, List 39.

SMYLIE, Archibald.  Information sought in 1903 by nephew Samuel, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Ireland.  Archibald was a barrister in Dublin, came to Australia c1890.  Not found.  4 pages, List 45.

SMYTH, John, MD of Hon. East India Co., writes from Holywood near Belfast Ireland in 1862.  Sent money to nephew Patrick Smyth, c25yrs, but apparently never received by him.  Wants investigation made.  3 pages.  List 5.

SNELL, Mary Jane and her daughter Emma JOHNS, wrote from Lowerquarter, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall in 1897.  They have received a letter from Mrs. Susan GOYNE of Honeysuckle Creek, near Bendigo, (on file) announcing that Mary Jane’s son George Snell has died in W.A., leaving a 10 year daughter Martha, whom they would like sent to them.  Local resident William Arthur SPENCER and his wife of nearby Elsmere would also like to keep the child, and have been caring for her for 3 years.  Henry Goyne was with George in W.A..  17 pages, List 34.

SNODGRASS, Frank Campbell.  Wrote 2 letters from Parkville Hospital in 1914, alleging ill-treatment by police and others.  Is brother in law of late Janet, Lady Clark.  ‘has given a good deal of annoyance of late to his friends’.  13 pages, List 32.

SNOOK, John of Vancouver Canada wrote in 1918 re his uncle Albert and family, who haven’t been heard from for many years. Police interview every Snook in Melbourne, and report that a Mrs. Frank ASHBY nee Snook is a possible relation, and will write to him. 15 pages, List 6.

SNOW, Miss Annie E., of Hare Hills, Leeds, England, wrote in 1917 re her brother John James SNOW.  4 pages.

SNOWDON, Samuel. Sought by his granddaughter Mrs. Jane Stewart Snowdon of Redcroft, North Berwick Scotland in 1918. She writes twice, the first time asking if anyone had advertised in a newspaper for McKie or Snowdon, but her details are too vague for anything to be done. Her second letter states that Samuel came to Australia c1854 and bought land near Belfast. File includes correspondence with Lloyds, who state they were looking for a John Beattie McKee, not McKie. Samuel not found. 17 pages, List 16.

SOMERVILLE, Mrs. of Jamestown, Dumbartonshire Scotland, wrote in 1915 re her sister Mary McCULLUM or KELLY ‘she got married last year at Melbourne to Mr. SMITH, he is a farmer …’. Their brother ‘got fately wounded at the front’. Not found. 9 pages, List 8.

SOMMERFELD, E. of Hamburg wrote in 1920 re the survivors of the deceased Ferdinand FALCK who was his father’s brother. 5 pages, List 15.

SONNERGREN, Helge Emil Wilhelm.  Chief Commissioner of Police in Amsterdam wrote in 1917, asking for details of his background.  Police report he was secretary to the Consul here.  4 pages, List 20.

SOUBIE, Mesdemoiselles Marie and Jeannette, of Osse, par Bedong (Bassey-Pyrenees) wrote in 1868 re their brother John who had died at Castlemaine (Victoria) the previous year, and the ‘fortune’ he would have left.  8 pages.  List 5

SOULE, Kate, of Harvey, North Dakota.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote on her behalf in 1904 re her husband who had disappeared.  He was 40 years, a wheat speculator.  A photo of him aged 18 is in the file.  Police inquiry circulated through country districts, and Soule family at Chiltern and Warrnambool contacted.  22 pages, some duplicated, List 20.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

SOUTHON, Henry David, 22 years, sailed from Kent in 1895.  Supt. S. BARTLETT, Kent County Constabulary writes in 1896 on behalf of friends who haven’t heard from him and are concerned.  Found interstate.  Photo on file.  See introduction re copying of photographs.  13 pages, List 37.

SOWDEN, Thomas Henry alias PALMER, sought by wife Selina in Adelaide in 1896; she hadn’t heard from him for more than 7 years.  He was a compositor, c39 years old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 37

SPARLENDER, Fritz. American Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1914 re this man, last heard of in country Victoria. His father Heinrich in Hanover seeks information. Not found. 8 pages, List 8.

SPEAR, Benjamin John Sprey.  Information sought by wife in Auckland New Zealand in 1898; not heard from since 1892.  Tracked throughout Victoria, but not found.  34 pages, List 25.

SPEED, John N., wrote from Wainfleet Lincolnshire England in 1902 seeking information on the reported death of James Newton Speed in the Saltwater River.  Detailed report provided.  6 pages, List 43.

SPINNEY, Alfred William, sought by wife Louie, c/- Mr. Moore, Parkstone, Dorset England, in 1917. She hasn’t heard from him for 3 years, has an 8 year old daughter. Not found. 8 pages, List 6.

SPITTLE, Samuel, sought by William WALTON, grandson of his sister Nancy Spittle Walton in 1898.  He writes from Homestead, P.A. Allegheany County. USA.  1 page, List 27.

SPRIGGS, Steward of Aldermanbury in the City of London. He and his partner Herbert ASHTON were declared bankrupt in 1853, but Spriggs ran away to Australia. Found. List 16.

SPRINGER, John A., Barbados, West Indies, Inspector General of police wrote in 1894 on his behalf, re his nephew Benjamin McC. Springer, c30 years, not heard from since 1891, was at Wilsons Prom. Lightho/stronguse.  8 pages, List 28.

SPROSTON, George and Mrs. Mary, wrote from Goldenhill near Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, England in 1903, re their grandfather Joseph WHITE.  They believed he had died c12 years ago, had one son and one daughter.  Joseph had been at Greenhills.  Daughter Mrs. HAY traced at Melton, but denies connection.  He died in 1878 and information from the death certificate is on the file.  9 pages, List 45.

STAFFORD, Frederick, wrote from Devonport, Devon UK in 1901 asking if his father of the same name is still alive; they previously found him in 1891.  Found, but denies having a son in England.  7 pages, List 40.

STAINE, Henry Douglas.  Chief Constable at Portsmouth England wrote in 1894 on behalf of George Henry Staine.  His son Henry D. had written home from Melbourne and talked of suicide.  He was 22 yrs.  14 pages, List 19.

STANDRING, Mrs. Mary, New York USA, wrote in 1905 re her husband Dr. A.E. Standring.  She left him six years ago; his movements traced.  Refers to previous letter, not on file.  14 pages, List 44.

STANDRING, Mrs. Mary Ann of New York City USA, wrote several letters in 1915 (appalling handwriting!) re the death of her husband (details were in a previous letter not on file) and an old friend, Miss WRIGHT who arrived c25 years ago from London and worked for various drapers in Melbourne. Police find she is now married to David MACDONALD. 15 pages, List 8.

STANLEY, Jane and Joseph; enquired for by solicitor A. Whitehorne of North Shields England in 1897, on behalf of relatives.  He came to Australia 1868, she some ten years later.  4 pages.

STANLEY, Walter H. (J.P.) wrote from Edgbaston Birmingham England in 1895 re his nephew William Robert GAY, who was working in Melbourne with Mr. POWELL, dentist.  Asks private report on his activities, which is given.  5 pages, List 28.

STANNERS, John, formerly of London England, blacksmith, went to Victoria 1880, and George Montgomery EDGOTT, blacksmith, sought in 1897 by sister Elizabeth Stanners FOSTER of Boston Mass., USA.  Not found.  9 pages, List 25.

STANTON, Patrick, left Co Mayo Ireland c40 years ago, last heard from in Melbourne.  In 1901 his cousin Andrew GIBBONS of Chicago asked police to trace him.  All Stantons in Melbourne interviewed, but not found.  20 pages, List 40.

STARKE, T.P., Inspector, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Norwich, England, wrote in 1893 re Robert THORPE.  Starke is executor of his mother’s Will.  Thorpe is son of an old sea captain and was lost sight of for some years, until letters appealing for money arrived from his wife.  Asks confirmation of situation; police report de facto situation. 4 pages, List 3. Further letter from Starke in 1895 requesting address of Thorpe – found. 2 pages, List 9.  Further letter from Starke in 1905, 4 pages, List 44.

STEPHENS, Mrs. S., of Liverpool England, wrote in 1920 re her son Charles, who had been employed on a hospital ship and left it in 1919.  7 pages.

STEVENS, A.B. American Consul in Melbourne writes in 1908; he left San Francisco for Melbourne in 1891, was born in New Atehns, Ill., aged 38 years and a telegraph operator. Not found. 6 pages, List 10.

STEVENS, Arthur E. Sought by wife Rhoda Mary of Leicester England, in 1915. He left 3 years ago, and hasn’t been heard of since January 1914; she had four children. He had fought in the Boer War and was a farm worker and groom. Found. 10 pages, List 8.

STEVENS, Henry Blakely.  Series of letters from father Genery of Worcester, Mass., USA, 1901. Henry ‘had a drink habit and thinking a long voyage where he could not get any liquor for 3 months would benefit him, we sent him to Freemantle, Western Australia … as soon as he got there and received his money, he started for Melbourne, and went on a debauch …’ . Henry eventually found, had been in prison under assumed name, wants nothing to do with parents.  46 pages, List 5.

STEVENS, Samuel, ex chief constable of Nottingham, wrote from West Bridgford Notts in 1900, asking if enclosed letter (not on file) re Joseph RINGROSE is correct regarding burial costs paid for by Charles WHITPAIN of Ballarat.  5 pages, List 38.

STEVENSON, Mrs Catherine, of Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband James, who left over 3 years ago, leaving her with 3 children. She has received a letter from Melbourne, signed Eva Stevenson, asking her to set her husband free as she has children by him. Police cannot locate him; receive a further letter that she has heard from her husband. 7 pages, List 7.

STEVENSON, Mrs. Catherine of Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re husband James who left 5 years ago. Photo of him enclosed. File includes letter from Eva Stevenson of South Yarra, who writes that her real name is DORAN, and that she is of a good family who think they are married. She has a girl 3 yrs and a boy of 5 months, and is 24 years old. Several letters on file. 16 pages, List 8.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

STEVENSON, Mrs. Jason, wrote from Melton Mowbray in 1897 re her brother John BENNETT, who left there in 1881.  Encloses copy of his last letter, from Bathurst in 1888.  He left a daughter behind.  Not found.  9 pages, List 25.

STOBIE, Cyril Claude, sought by brother T.H. STOBIE of St. Margaret’s Twickenham, London, in 1916. He is 21 years, last heard of in Melbourne; found. 7 pages, List 6.

STOCK, C.G. of National Bank of India, London, wrote in 1900 re Alexander E. BAILEY, 40 yrs, an accountant, who left a young wife and two children in England.  Had been working in a Calcutta bank, but suddenly left.  Not found.  6 pages, List 19.

STOCKDALE, Thomas, sought by daughter Martha, Solomon Falls, New Hampshire, USA in 1895; not found.  11 pages, List 28.

STOEDERUM, Hartog, born Amsterdam 1888, has left his wife and children. Netherlands Consul in Melbourne writes; believed to be in Sydney 18 months ago. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

STOYLE, Mrs. H. of Bath England, wrote in 1913 re her husband Henry, 29 years, a baker, who left two years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

STRACEY, Charles Angus alias Ronald McDONALD. Wanted in South Africa for fraud in 1917. Wife Louisa BATCHELOR found in Melbourne, and states that she married Stracey in Melbourne in 1905, then as Johnstone married him again under name of Ronald McDonald in Durban in 1911 to confuse officials. Detective Denis COMMONS and postal officer Robert Jamieson SMITH go to South Africa to give evidence. Because of the war, have to go on a navy ship. Very large file of 71 pages, but most to do with getting Smith and Commons overseas, and the costs involved. List 6.

STRACHAN, James, chemist, information sought by solicitors in Scotland in 1896.  He died in Orange NSW in 1882, was a nephew of the late Colonel RENNIE who had died in Scotland.  Copy of death certificate on file; married Amelia DOWN in London, had one child.  Police attempt to trace family.  4 pages, List 34.

STRACK, Gottlieb, son of Philip of Brunswick Germany, went to Australia in the 1850s.  Information sought by Otto CLAUS of Baltimore, USA in 1897.  Not found.  5 pages, some damaged.  List 36.

STRAUSS, Leon A., violinist, left US for Australia in 1900.  Pinkerton’s Detective Agency, San Francisco asked discreet enquiry about his circumstances in 1901.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 41.

STRONACH, Frederick Thomas, auctioneer, Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in 1905 re J.J. HARRISON who left from Dunedin to Melbourne some months ago; a watchmaker and jeweller.  Small photo on file.  5 pages, List 44.

STUART, Mrs. Annie, of Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1918 re Jack CLIVE and wife Julia nee BARRY, who left there in the late 1880s. She wants details of a girl they knew Mocine (?) ORR, who is entitled to an interest in a small estate. Not found. 4 pages, List 6.

STUART, Mrs. Annie, c/- Winchester Hotel, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1915 re husband Michael A. HYNES. They were married in 1914, but she discovered he was ‘a woman chaser’ and seeks details of his Australian background. He was a seaman, 29-35 years, parents Carl and Margaret HEINTZ supposed to be in Melbourne. Letter from his friend J.T. HIGGINS of Qld., an ‘old shipmate’ on file. Police cannot locate parents or anything about him. She is the widow of late Hon. Henry STUART, M.L.C. 21 pages, List 8.

STUART, Wallace.  Came from Australia to California in 1885, gaoled for forgery for 3 years, and again for same offence in 1888, this time for 7 years.  A woman claiming to be his wife has produced papers stating he was a respected businessman in Melbourne, in an attempt to get him pardoned.  Charles AULL, warden, state prison, Represa, Sacramento Co. California, writes re authenticity of claim; found to be false.  2 pages.

STUBANS, Adolph, sought by nephew Frederick, Jersey City, USA in 1906.  He arrived c1854, last heard of at Sandridge.  Not found.  4 pages, List 31.

STUDD, George, wrote from Peniel Hall, Los Angeles in 1902, on behalf of Englishman Henry MORGAN who wanted to contact his siter Mrs. Charles DENSTON who was believed to be in Melbourne.  Her husband was a journalist.  Found.  Small religious brochure on file on conversion of Amasa THAYER, a hatter.  16 pages, List 24.

STUDHOLME, Mrs. Mary of Long Gully, Bendigo Victoria, wrote in 1912 re her husband Robert, who left in 1898. He went firstly to Western Australia, then to England on account of his father Rev. T.M. Studholme’s death at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland. He subsequently served in the Boer War. He had an aunt Miss Elizabeth BAINES and cousins Mrs. William HODGSON and Richard MASHITER. She hasn’t heard from him since 1900. 6 pages, List 12.

STURROCK, Arthur, wanted for embezzlement on bank in Ayrshire Scotland and arrested by Victorian police in 1897.  File re capture and return to Scotland.  24 pages, List 36.

SUCKLING, William, of Bureau of Public Health, Regina, Sask., Canada wrote in 1917 re brothers of that name who left Essex England about 50 years ago for Australia.  8 pages.

SUKER Arthur, artist, sent some paintings to commission agent PALMER, Melbourne to sell on his behalf.  In 1902 his wife wrote from South Devon England, asking police to check what was happening with payment.  5 pages, List 43.

SULLIVAN, Denis, of San Francisco California USA wrote in 1914 re his brother Timothy, of South Melbourne, who disappeared in April 1913, leaving a family of seven young children. His mother, six brothers and four sisters are worried; have written to his wife and got no reply. Police report family are still at South Melbourne, and the wife writes regularly to her husband’s mother in Ireland and has written to Denis but got no reply. 5 pages, List 7.

SULLIVAN, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Address sought in 1898 by niece Arabella Clementina LA MOON nee CHUTE, of Eastville, Bristol, England.  She lived with the Sullivan family in Chilwell 20 years ago.  Police find husband John had died, locate son John and mother.  12 pages, List 26.

SULLIVAN, Francis Joseph, sought by wife E., of King’s Hill, Harrismith, Orange Free State, South Africa, in 1912.  He left there for Melbourne in 1908; not found.  4 pages, List 32.

SULLIVAN, Margaret, of Boston Mass., USA wrote in 1915 re her father John O’HARE, last heard of 18 years ago in Hamilton. Two men of that name interviewed but not the right person. 5 pages, List 8.

SULLIVAN, William, Day Policeman, New York Post Office, wrote in 1902 re his sister Mary who left Cahir, Co Tipperary Ireland c1854 with a family of school teachers name PURTELL.  1 page, List 43.

SULLY, William, wrote from London, Canada in 1904 on behalf of his father in law Rev. Archibald BLUE, who left his birthplace of Glasgow twenty-one years ago.  His sister went to Melbourne and married John GILLIS.  (Reply not on file).  2 pages, List 32.

SUTCLIFFE, J.T., dentist, last heard from in Melbourne, sought by T.A.A CHAPMAN of Broadford, UK in 1895.  6 pages, List 29.

SUTHERLAND, Mrs, wrote from Butterley near Ludlow England in 1910, enquiring for her brother George Henry REYNOLDS, who came to Melbourne about 14 years ago. 5 pages, List 27.

SUTTON, C.J., farmer, Catling [?] River Otago, New Zealand, wrote in 1895 asking detail of birth of a child his wife had in 1892, probably in Melbourne.  She left him in 1891, then pregnant to – KEMP.  She used the name MANNING, and her brother was living in Brunswick then.  8 pages, List 29.

SVEDBER, Sven. Swedish Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1891 on behalf of relatives, regarding his deceased estate. Mrs. Christiana SCOTT of Steiglitz was his landlady. 9 pages, List 15.

SVENSSON, Andreas, wrote in Swedish from Goteborg, Sweden in 1906 re Herman LARSON.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

SWAIN, W.T., of Walham Green, Fulham London England, wrote in 1892 applying to join police force.  He was 25 years of age.  1 page.

SWAINSTON, Miss E.A. wrote from Middleston England in 1895 re her father John Harward Swainston who left there 12 years ago under the name of LIVINSTONE.  Not found.  2 pages, List 30.

SWANSON, A.R., The Utility Co., Spokane, Washington, USA, wrote in 1905 re Simon JOLIFF, last heard of Buninyong, c75 years.  Widow located.  7 pages, List 44.

SWANTON, Mary and Kate, Cardiff, Wales wrote in 1902: ‘we are orphans’ and asked police to find their uncles and only relatives, George Swanton and – HART. Police unsuccessful. 4 pages List 5.

SWEENEY, John, confidential investigator, London, late Dept. Insp. New Scotland Yard, wrote in 1914 re Walter WOODWARD, c30 years, querying how long he had lived with Mrs. BRILL at Port and South Melbourne. Her sister Mrs. ROBINSON lives in Fitzroy, as does a cousin. Police reply that it is not their business. 2 pages, List 7

SWEENEY, Mrs. Mary, wrote from Akron Ohio USA in 1914 re her uncle Martin CARROLL. Reply states insufficient detail provided to enable search to be undertaken. 2 pages, List 7.

SWEET, James, sought by mother Margaret, who wrote from Pendelton, Manchesgter UK in 1895.  He is 20-30 years old, was in Tasmania in 1890, Victoria in 1892; not found.  10 pages and photo.  List 28.

SWIFT, Lieut. Joseph, RN, wrote from Malta in 1920 re his wife, who ran off in 1915 with – BARTHOLOMEW, leaving him with their three children, and Bartholomew’s wife with five. She had twins on board ship, but they both died. She was subsequently charged with robbery. He seeks details of her present whereabouts as he wants a divorce. 7 pages, List 14.

SYKES, Mrs Minnie of Doncaster England, wrote a series of letters in 1915 re her husband Robert, who deserted 3 years ago for Australia. He sent money for the first year, but not since. She wrote to his landlady, informing her of the situation, and preventing him marrying her daughter. He is 30 and a painter. Robert was found by police and offered to send money for her passage, but she refused. 17 pages, List 8.

SYMES, William Crouch, sought by solicitors BENSON, CARPENTER & CO., Bristol England, in 1895.  He was living in Melbourne in 1891, would now be c30years old.  The enquiry was in connection with James CROUCH deceased.  9 pages, List 31.

SYMONDS, F., Hillside, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re uncle William EWERS who hasn’t answered recent letters.  Police find he has died, executor informed of enquiry.  5 pages, List 31.

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TAIT, William A., of Jersey City, New Jersey USA, wrote in 1908 re his brother John, who left Ireland c1858, when aged about 25 years, and opened a hotel in Melbourne. He hasn’t heard from him in 25 years. Police check every Tait in Melbourne, but fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

TALLIS, W.H., wrote from Royal Palace Hotel Atlantic City USA in 1900 re brother A.A. Tallis, said to be in East Melbourne, but not heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

TARBURN, Mary Ann wrote from Paisley Scotland in 1892 re her husband George, a cab driver, who left there seven years ago and has not been heard of for some years; believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages.

TATE, Robert P., wrote from Cash Creek, Ashcroft, B.C., in 1906 re joining police, was in Nth of Ireland Yeomanry.  3 pages, List 29.

TAYLOR, H.A., wrote from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1912, asking police to find his family; he has lost trace due to a fire destroying his papers.  He was born in Geelong, his father E.W. died c1906 in Melbourne, and his siblings are William Edward, Benjamin Bell and, Elizabeth Helen; one brother is a reporter.  Family found.  10 pages, List 32.

TAYLOR, James, died Colvinsby Victoria in 1876; widow sought by Melbourne solicitors in 1895, last heard of living in Ararat with daughter.  Found, now the wife of Hugh GARDAN.  7 pages, List 30.

TAYLOR, Lillian May, sought by mother Mary FORMBY of Liverpool, 1901.  She was sent to her aunt Mrs. WILSON of Williamstown some months ago, mother had not heard since.  5 pages, List 5.

TAYLOR, Mrs. Sarah, wrote from Camberwell London England in 1897 re her husband Thomas.  She has received news that he attempted suicide in 1896 and was placed in a Melbourne hospital.  He had been a seaman on the Perthshire and was addicted to drink.  10 pages, List 20.

TAYLOR, William, of San Rafael, California, USA, wrote in 1907 re his brother Thomas and sister Mrs. M. GALLAGHER.  He left them in Melbourne in 1904; found.  7 pages, List 18.

TEAGUE, G. of Blackfriars Works, Salford, Manchester England, wrote in 1914 re his 25 year old relative Norman WREN, who sailed for Melbourne some months before and had not been heard from since. Not found. 6 pages, List 10.

TELFORD, E.R., watchmaker, Dumfries, Scotland, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Matthew MUNRO, contractor, who was accidentally killed at Ballarat in 1899; no record of death.  5 pages, List 39.

TEMPLETON, James sought by sister in Edinburgh in 1920; she enquires through YMCA.  8 pages, List 24.

TENNANT, John, engineer, sought by brother in law Henry REID, spirit merchant, Glasgow, in 1896; he hadn’t answered letters.  Found. 7 pages, List 34.

TEWKSBURY, Sidney J.B., newsagent, Hotel del Monte, Monterey, California USA wrote in 1899 to Lord Mayor of Melbourne, who passed letter to police.  He was trying to locate his sister Annie WILSON, daughter of a Dr. WILSON of Australia who had died several years ago.  Annie had married Richard WRIGHT and lived in Melbourne about seven years ago.  The WIGGINS name was mentioned in letters from her.  24 pages, including a listing of all A. Wright entries in Victorian directory.

THOMAS, Mary of Swansea South Wales wrote in 1894 re her son George, ‘years since he left home … would like to hear from him before I depart this life …’.  2 pages List 4.

THOMAS, R.J., County Surveyor, Buckinghamshire England, wrote in 1894 on behalf of mother of Hilmar de Wahlien AGA, a Norwegian, who had been in Melbourne for many years.  She was dying.  12 pages, List 4.

THOMPSON, Ada of Richmond Victoria wrote in 1915, asking for help in getting a maintenance order, issued nearly three years ago, complied with. She has a four year old child. Her husband John Hutchinson Thompson is an engineer in work at Gateshead England. Police write to English police, who find that he is living with his married sister Mrs. MILBURN and his reluctance to pay maintenance. 7 pages, List 8.

THOMPSON, Albert E., of Baltimore MD, USA, wrote in 1893 re William ALDWELL’s family.  Thompson wrote on behalf of his mother Selina, who is a first cousin.  1 page.

THOMPSON, John of Southall Green, Middlesex England, wrote in 1892, applying to join police force.  He was 31 years, had been in the Metropolitan Police London for nearly 11 years; copies of 3 references on file.  4 pages.

THOMPSON, John of Toronto Canada wrote in 1896 re Richard VERNON born 1786, may have been transported from England to Australia.  In 1869 someone advertised for his relatives.  Thompson’s mother is a joint legatee with Richard.  4 pages, incomplete file.

THOMPSON, Joseph M., of Burley, Cassia, Idaho, USA, wrote in 1917 re his uncle Robert or Michael WALKER, who emigrated from England to Australia many years ago, with an ‘Englishman of wealth who took men and all kinds of supplies for colonizing a new county. My uncle raised a large family … eldest son killed by a mad bull …’. Walker’s sister Elizabeth, now deceased is his mother, also had an aunt Ellen and a grandfather Walker, who lived in Tollington, Norfolk England. Reply states information too vague. 2 pages. List 6

THOMPSON, Mary.  J.R. LUNDON, solicitor, of Auckland New Zealand, wrote a detailed letter in 1906 regarding the death of this woman in the Immigrants Home in Melbourne in 1886.  He sought confirmation that she was the same person as a woman who arrived in Victoria with her family in 1856, (maiden name CAMERON), married and subsequently left her family in New Zealand.  His client is a daughter.  8 pages, List 19.

THOMSON, Jessie G. of Gowan St. Arbroath Scotland, wrote in 1899 re her son Stewart G. Thomson. She had given him money to set up in business but he had wasted it. Her last letter returned from G.P.O. 6 pages, List 17.

THOMSON, John Erskine (Dr.)  Information sought by his wife Louie, who wrote several letters from Paris, France between 1901 – 1905; he is living with another woman as his wife.  He is traced to various places.  59 pages, List 44.

THORN/THORNE, Edmund Paulus Niels, a Dane, died in Shanghai, China in 1920.  Danish Consul there writes trying to contact relatives.  Woman with whom Thorn/Thorne was living has not produced marriage certificate, but claims he was born in Melbourne in 1882 and has a son named Edwin.  8 pages.

THORPE, Frank or Frank Thorpe LINDSAY. New Scotland Yard UK, wrote in 1913 regarding three letters they had received from him. He was working on a ship, is separated from his wife and three children, and had formerly been in a lunatic asylum. Philip DONOVAN is mentioned in connection with his wife. 6 pages, List 15.

THORPE, Jabez, sought by Gloster S. WHITE, printer and publisher, Bathurst, in 1897.  His 84 year father is Thorpe’s cousin and only relative in the colonies.  Not heard from for 7 years.  5 pages, List 36.

THORPE, Thomas, wrote in 1917 re his son John George Thorpe, 20 yrs and single, who had arrived in Melbourne in 1914 and hadn’t been heard of since. Found by police. Photo and 7 pages. (See comment about photographic reproduction costs in introduction.)

THURSFIELD, Mrs., of Congleton, Cheshire England wrote in 1892 re her sister Mrs. GUNNING who was living near Bairnsdale Victoria.  5 pages.

THYNAN, Mrs. Thomas.  Chief of Police, Montreal, Canada, wrote on her behalf in 1893; she was anxious about her brother Richard HAND.  5 Pages.

TIBBLE, Mrs. E., of Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re her husband who deserted three months ago. He was a cook and baker, native of London and 48 years of age. 5 pages, List 14.

TICKEL, James, sought by sister Lydia WILLIAMS of North Monagan, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He left Beaworthy, Devonshire c57 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 31.

TICKLE, Thomas, sought by sister Charlotte HARRISON, Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894.  Believed to be in Castlemaine.  Not found.  2 pages, List 30.

TIDY, Jane, widow of Edward, accidentally killed near Auckland New Zealand in 1897.  Was a hotel proprietor in Rochester.  William BROWN of Brown & McCullach, Melbourne, her confidential agent, seeks details.  Copy of inquest on file.  12 pages, List 25.

TILLICH, Andreas.  Austro Hungarian Consul in Melbourne wrote re him in 1907, not found.  15 pages, List 23.

TIMBS, Frank, clerk, 22 years, described, ran away from parents. W.L. CHRYSTAL, Christchurch New Zealand, asks discreet enquiry in 1909.  Not found.  9 pages, List 41.

TIMMONS, E.J., Chief of Police, New Rochelle, New York USA, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Samuel CLUXTON who left Ireland and was supposed to have died in Australia in the 1850s. 2 pages, List 18.

TIPP, Mrs. A. of Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1908. She was born in Rokewood 43 years ago, her parents being Andrena and William MAY. She is entitled to a share in her late mother’s estate. Police report that her mother left her assets to her grandchildren. 4 pages, List 13.

TIRONI, Nikolaus.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consulate in 1906; was from Dalmatia.  4 pages, List 19 .

TOBIN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother John WILLIAMS, born in Crook, Passage East County Waterford Ireland, whom she last heard from 35-36 years ago.  He would be 50-60 years of age, and owned some boats ‘that used to go up and down the Canal.’  3 pages, List 4.

TODD, William.  Local vicar of Castle Eden, County Durham England, writes in 1892 re Todd, two years ago living in Melbourne.  His parents are anxious to hear from him.  6 pages.

TODHUNTER, Ada of Liverpool England wrote in 1919 re her husband Thomas, who had deserted her and their three children over two years.  He was a marine fireman aged 45 years.  5 pages.

TOGNOLINI, Antonio, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915, on behalf of relatives in Italy. He was born c1855 and has lived in Australia for many years, is not identical with a person of that name who died in 1912. Police find a woman who lived with him is now living with PAROVACINA in the Mallee area, but Tognolini is not found. 14 pages, List 8.

TOMBLIN, Joseph.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1906 re this person, also known as Benjamin OTWAY, who was sought for the murder in London of Florence SAUNDERS in 1897.  He was believed to have returned to the Colonies, was formerly at St. Arnaud.  His wife was found there and interviewed, but the offender was not found.  4 pages, List 19.

TOMES, Captain H.E. Sought in 1913 by Rev. A. Lamble [?] on behalf of wife and family in Ireland. He arrived c3 years ago, drinks heavily. Found. 12 pages, List 14.

TOMLINSON, Mrs. of Preston, Lancashire England wrote in 1915 re her daughter Agnes Gwendoline, who left there in 1912 and wrote she had married Frank Joseph WILLIAMS, but they hadn’t heard from her for two years. ‘She is our only daughter … Oh sir do please find out what has happened to her …’. Police find her living with Williams, a married man, his wife is about to bring divorce proceedings, but do not tell parents of her exact circumstances. 14 pages, List 8.

TOMLINSON, Thomas of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1906 re Jeremiah CHICKEY who left Leeds c50 years ago for Tasmania and was now supposed to be in Melbourne; he was about 80 years old.  Tomlinson wrote on behalf of Chickey’s niece.  4 pages.

TOMS, James, Otahuhu, Auckland New Zealand, asks for report on sister Mrs. Kate WATT of North Melbourne in 1902.  Her husband Adam has a drinking problem etc.  10 pages, List 42.

TOPHAM, Mrs. M. of Harehills, Leeds, Yorkshire, wrote in 1914 re her husband Fred, who has been in Melbourne a year, in the clothes trade. Police locate him. 4 pages, List 7.

TRACEY, Charles, sought by Mrs. J. BARNES, Cape Town South Africa in 1914. He was late chief steward of the S.S. South Africa which trades between there and Melbourne. She is the widow of the late Sub Inspector Barnes. Not found. 6 pages, List 14.

TRAIN, John H. of Los Angeles, wrote in 1897 re his brother Francis J. and wife Annie, both of whom accused each other of misbehaviour.  Police find she is living with a man named DAWSON.  8 pages, List 18.

TRAIN, Robert of Denver Colorado wrote in 1892 re his brother Francis Joseph, aged 24 years.  Their uncles were William and Robert Francis.  4 pages.

TRASK, Mrs. of London England wrote in 1902 re brother Henry HOPWOOD, then aged about 60 years, and whether his children were legitimate as he lived with several women.  16 pages, some torn.

TRAVERS, Jessie Louisa, of Wimbledon London England, wrote in 1914 re her son Arthur Percival Travers, who left England in 1913 with friend Leslie Stewart Langley FRASER; she has not heard from him. Fraser found, but not Travers. 8 pages and photo, List 7. See introduction re photo costs.

TROTTER, Frank R., wrote from Seattle USA in 1896 re Henry L. Trotter, born Co. Meath Ireland, living in Melbourne ‘a good many years.’ Not found.  6 pages, List 34.

TROTTER, John C.S.  Wrote to relatives in Edinburgh Scotland in 1897, claiming to be very ill and asking financial help for his wife and four children.  They contact solicitors who write asking confirmatation; police advise he died of consumption.  8 pages, List 25.

TRUAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from St. Just Falmouth Cornwall in 1895 re her brother John ROBINS, who left 43 years ago; she has heard nothing since.  2 pages, List 28.

TUCKER, Albert J. of Hintham/Flintham, Newark on Trent, Notts, England, wrote in 1894 re John HARRIS of Exeter England.  Harris was a farmer in 1868; Tucker writes on behalf of John’s sister, Elizabeth TUCKER.  5 Pages, List 4.

TUCKER, Anthony, Captain 1st Cheshire Regiment Bombay India, wrote in 1892 re W.H. OSMAND who left England in 1887.  3 pages.

TUCKER, Charles Edward, sought by mother Eliza of Fairfield South, Kingston on Thomas, England in 1900. She wrote on black bordered paper. He left for Melbourne 12 years ago, and she hasn’t heard in a long time. Found. 3 pages, List 13.

TUCKER, Eliza, wrote from Fairfield South Kingston in 1901, has not heard from her son Charles for some months.  Found, has a business in Lonsdale Street.  3 pages, List 39.

TUCKER, John L., Mortimer, north of England, went to Toronto with wife in 1852 and left for the Australian goldfields in 1854, leaving behind a daughter, to whom he wrote c1866.  Hasn’t been heard from again.  In 1903 C.R. BAUM of Minneapolis, Minnesota, wrote seeking him.  His mother in law is the daughter.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

TUCKER, Thomas. Sought by mother Louisa of Southville, Bristol England. He arrived in Aust. c2 years ago, was a sailor aged 27 yrs. Police found a person of the same name, aged 55yrs, who thinks he’s an uncle. 10 pages, List 6.

TUGWELL, James, private detective, Brighton England, wrote in 1902, advising that his brother Henry embezzled money in Melbourne some years prior and is now living in Sutton, Surrey and well off.  Police find a warrant was issued in 1887, but the company is in liquidation and no-one is interested in a prosecution.  James claims he also is owed money.  7 pages, List 43.

TURA, Battista. Sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1920; had arrived c40 years before. Found. 6 pages, List 9.

TURNER, C.J. Ribton, wrote from Upper Norwood London England in 1893, re W.J. BURNHAM alias J.W. ALVAN, to Assistant Commissioner of Police, New Scotland Yard,London.  Burnham deserted his wife there and went to Australia; his wife is sister in law to Mr. SARGENT, agent for the Marquis of Northampton in Warwickshire.  They suspect Burnham has committed bigamy.  Victorian police find he is living with a Mrs. WEDGE, who is the daughter of Charles FRIEND, one time police magistrate in Tasmania, and whose husband divorced her for adultery with HODGSON.  21 pages, List 3.   Couple still living in Victoria in 1894, when Pastor Allan W. WEBB asks if bigamy is true, as they are in his congregation.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 18.

TURNER, Isabella, Aspen Grove, Lodge Lane, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1911 re her cousin James ROBERTSON, who had emigrated to the Australian goldfields prior to 1850, and was last heard from c1862.  He had a brother John and a sister Isabella CAMERON in Aberdeen, Scotland.  File lists all James Robertson entries located.  14 pages.

TURNER, Mrs. R.A., Rogers Hill, Worcester England, wrote in 1901 re her son Harry A. Turner, a baker, whom she had not heard from in over 3 years; found in Ballarat.  10 pages, List 4A

TYLER, Fannie L. of San Francisco.  Wrote to brother George in 1884; she was married with school age children.  Among a loose collection of folded pieces of paper, which included a letter to the Mayor of Melbourne from John C. MacDougall, stating that the bearer ‘who was connected with the press but has lost his hearing’ was in need of help.  Also included is a printed flyer for the American Novelty Co. of Eastern Arcade, and a collection of pencilled advertising slogans and poems.  No file, just the above pieces of paper.  List 18.

TYLER, Mrs. T.G., nee Kate Eliza HANN; information sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, on behalf of Mr. J. HOWES of Feltham, Middlesex England in 1919. Found. 6 pages, List 17.

TYRRELL, Elizabeth Clydesdale, of Dracut Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother David CLYDESDALE, a native of Paisley Scotland, who was in Melbourne c30 years ago.  3 pages, List 4.

TYRRELL, F.R. St Lawrence, District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Callooney, Co. Sligo, Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his brother Markham TYRRELL, then in Australia, who had served as a naval cadet and as 2nd officer on a ship, but was addicted to drink.  13 pages. TYRRELL, Joseph, wrote from Ballymahon, Co. Westmeath Ireland in 1895 re his brother James, who left there for Australia 7 years ago, would now be 27 years old.  Has heard he has been killed; confirmed and details provided.  5 pages, List 28.

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UNMACK, Rev. Edward Carl. Chief Constable of Surrey, Guildford Surrey England, wrote in 1916 regarding him. He was rector of West Horsley Surrey, and claimed to be Australian born, but his parents are German. Encloses copies of birth and baptismal certificates and asks authenticity. Police report confirms certificates and details Unmack history of two brothers, one of whom was Edward’s father. 13 pages, List 6.

UREN, Edward of Penzance Cornwall England wrote in 1903 re Frederick William and George John THOMAS, both about 74 years, living near Bendigo.  6 pages.

USNER, Dorothy, came to Australia with Nat. Goodwin Theatrical Company, but had a falling out with them and left.  She had some nude photographs taken by FALKE in Melbourne.  Chief of Police and Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco both write seeking copies of photos for a forthcoming court case in 1899.   7 pages, List 37.

V VALGEM/VALGENE, Jene, wrote in 1892 from Helena Montana Territory USA re joining the Victorian police force.  He has travelled twice over the USA and Europe, and has worked as a detective.  Reply was to be directed to C/- D. SCHNAKENBERG, New York City, USA.  2 pages.

VAN DYK, Berend.  Consul General for Netherlands wrote in 1908 re this person who was a tailor aged about 80 years.  His family in Holland had not heard from him for some time.  9 pages.  List 5

VAN HECK, Edith, of Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her husband’s activities in Melbourne; wants to take him to court for lack of maintenance. 4 pages, List 14.

VAUGHAN, Frank of Calgarry, Alberta, Canada deserted his wife in 1915 and sailed for Australia with Alice POTTS.  Mrs. Vaughan and children left destitute.  Frank Vaughan was then aged 53 and had been a soldier and a freemason.  Alice Potts was 23 years.  File covers a period from 1916-1918.  21 pages.

VEALE, R.R., Sheriff of Contra Cost Co., Martinez, California, wrote in 1903 re Jerry O’MEARA who, with his family arrived in Antioch, California from Madera c1900 and purchased a property.  He then took a trip home to Ireland and has not returned.  Family informed he had gone to Australia; photos on file.  4 pages.

VEASEY, John.  Philip Baudinet, Mayor and Chief of Police, St. Helier’s Jersey, Channel Islands, wrote in 1901 re Veasey.  His wife and family are destitute and he was entitled to money from the Will of an uncle, John LAURENS, formerly M.L.A. in Victoria, and should be supporting them.  He was working as a gardener in Toorak.  Police interview Veasey, who states that his solicitor paid his wife’s debts of 40 pounds last year, and a daughter’s music lessons and he ‘is not prepared to make any provision for his wife or family, they must look out for themselves, he left them through his wife’s extravagance, which was keeping him always in debt … has no money at present, and even if he had, he would not send them one penny …’.  4 pages, List 5.

VEITCH, Walter G., wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1904 re his brother Robert L., who was born in Exeter.  Had seen report of a death, was it him – no.  4 pages, List 22.

VILVINS, John W. wrote from Gore, Southland, New Zealand re his father of the same name, in 1896, and requested further details in 1898. His daughter was married to – ALEXANDER. [Spelling of name not clear, could be VELVINS] 12 pages

VINCENT, George, wrote from Pentridge Gaol to the French Consul in Melbourne in 1895, asking for assistance as he was French.  He was convicted of forgery.  19 pages, List 29.

VINCENT, William.  Sought by mother Mrs. M. of Vancouver in 1899.  He left there as a seaman, hasn’t been heard of in 15 months.  Police find he served a prison term.  12 pages, List 23.

VINEY, Mary, of Carlton Victoria asks police for help in 1900. Her husband Walter Kyrke Viney left in 1892 for England, in connection with a legacy, and she hasn’t heard from him since. English police interview James KRYKE and report result. 5 pages, List 13.

VINICK, Phillip of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1914 re Robert VINICK.  3 pages.

VOLKER, Margaret, widow, wrote in German from Wurzburg, Bayern, re her son Robert, born 1866 and went to Tasmania in 1885/6.  7 pages, List 3.

VOLKER, Robert.  Brother Luise wrote in German from Bavaria in 1898; he was born 1866, went to Tasmania c1885.  7 pages, List 20.

VON FURSTENBERG, Mr. German Consul in Melbourne provides letter of introduction in 1891; he has served in Prussian Calvary. 1 page, List 15.

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WADDELL, Willliam, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1917 on behalf of the aged mother of Alexander LITTLEJOHN, who left there in 1882 for Queensland, and was last heard of in Victoria in 1886. Various Littlejohns are interviewed, but none are the correct person. 5 pages, List 11.

WADDINGTON, Beatrice M. (Miss), wrote from Katoomba New South Wales, in 1894 re Thomas BEESON or BEASON, who left England in 1868 with a Mr. DYSON.  Asks his address.  1 page, List 4.

WADHAM, W.J. of West Disbury, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 on behalf of mother of E.A. Wadham, who was 78 years of age, and hadn’t heard from her daughter for some time.  ‘Is she leading a chaste life?’.  Police find she was married to – GRANT, but left him for another man (McDONALD) a seaman, but they were no longer together.  Daughter responds to police questions ‘because a woman does not choose to live with her husband is no reason why she should be branded a bad character…’.  14 pages.  List 5.

WAGNER, C.L., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905.  He has been sending money to his grandfather George MORLEY who lives with J.E. PARRY at South Melbourne, but he doesn’t seem to have received the latest money sent.  Report on grandfather.  6 pages, List 44.

WAGNER, Heinrich. German Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1910. Heinrich had married Hannah MUSCHIALLI in Melbourne, and they had two children, Richard and Hannah, but the marriage was unhappy, and he had taken them to Germany in 1896, where they were adopted by their aunt. She would like a confidential report on their mother. 4 pages, List 14.

WAGNER, Johann Karl Justus, born Felzberg, Kreis Melzon, Hessen Germany, c1846, left c28 years ago, from London, a baker.  Sought in 1899 by sister Mary MUELLER.  A cousin, C. SCHMIDT says believes interstate.  Found.  15 pages, List 36.

WAINE, Richard.  Wrote from Calgary Canada in 1914 re his brother J.S. who was in Melbourne.  Richard had cabled money for his return, but he had not arrived.  4 pages.

WAITS, Catherine of Liverpool England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Grace, married to a Mr. SMITH of Smith St. Police interview Grace’s son Terrance in Fitzroy. 4 pages, List 7.

WAKE, Florence Louise, wrote from London UK in 1897 re a newspaper report on a Henry Wake, a visitor from Qld to Melbourne, who was arrested for drunkenness.  She asks if it is her brother Henry Louis Frederick Daniel Wallis, whom she hasn’t seen for ten years.  She gives some family details.  Police report it was Charles Wake, a butcher, and not her brother.  11 pages, List 36.

WAKELIN, Oliver, deserted wife Fannabella and ten year old child in Martinborough New Zealand, claiming had ‘found Pastures New’.  They formerly conducted the local hotel.  Not found.  5 pages, List 45.

WALDIE, A.B. Solicitors in New Plymouth New Zealand write on his behalf in 1911. He and his wife separated in 1907. He has heard she has died in Melbourne and seeks confirmation. Included on file is a letter from his relative in Scotland. 7 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Ada of Ulverston, Lancashire England, wrote a number of letters from 1916-1919 re her husband George, a boilermaker, who was in Australia and not supporting her and their three children. C.W. Dean, Clerk to the Guardians, also wrote. 19 pages, List 16.

WALKER, Charles William, a baker, sought by wife M. of Connifton Crossing, G.T.R. Station, Belleville, Ontario Canada in 1895; he left England 4 years ago; she is left with 6 children to support.  Found.  4 pages, List 28.

WALKER, Charlotte, of Barry Docks, Wales, wrote in 1912 re her husband John Edward Walker, who had ‘been away 16 yrs’.  He was 58yrs old.  2 small pages, incomplete file.  List 19.

WALKER, George S., Soldier Avenue, Younloville, Napa Co. California USA, wrote in 1897 re his sister Mary WALKER who left London in 1852 with a man named PICKETT.  She is due for a legacy, and he needs confirmation of her death or otherwise.  Another sister still lives in London.  11 Pages, List 4A

WALKER, Lizzie, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother William O., aged c38 years; she is 26 years.  2 pages, List 3.

WALKER, Robert, wrote from Rangiora New Zealand re reported death of Samuel James Walker, shot by his son Joseph in 1912.  Asks is it his first cousin who was born in Portadown Co Armagh Ireland, and went to Canada.  Police confirm it is.  4 pages, List 32. WALKER, Rose (nee McDONALD) of Ekehatina New Zealand wrote in 1907 re her uncle Alexander McDONALD who died in Kyneton Victoria recently.  4 pages.

WALL, Henry Charles, 18yrs, arrived Melbourne 1913, sought by father Henry of Manor Park, Essex England in 1914. Found. 5 pages, List 7.

WALLACE, John, of Hamilton Scotland NB, wrote in 1892 seeking details of his deceased brother James.  Police report he died a pauper, in gaol hospital; was born Lanark.  4 pages.

WALLBURTON, P.C., wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1902 regarding the death of his brother Robert.  9 pages, List 21. WALMSLEY, George, sought by wife Gertrude of Wagon Drift Farm, Perseverance near Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony in 1910.  He deserted her and their 3 children in 1908.   They lived in Germiston South Africa, he is a book-keeper, 31 years.  His family lives in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 27.

WALPOLE, Jonathon, Tralee, Co Kerry, wrote in 1895 re a near relative Thomas HUNTER, formerly in the Melbourne police, and a native of Queen’s Co. Ireland, who left there over 40 years ago.  2 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Mary Teresa of Liverpool, wrote in 1902 re brother William Stephen TOBIN, aged about 58 years, had been in Melbourne about 34 years and formerly lived in Co. Clare Ireland.  All William Tobin’s in Melbourne interviewed.  10 pages.

WALSH, Moses, left Wellington New Zealand c1887 for N.S.W., a butcher.  In 1895 his wife Ann writes from Wellington, has heard he is in Geelong.  Not found.  12 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Mrs. P. of Syracuse New York USA wrote in 1897 re tracing Columb DALTON, who was born in Tullamore Kings Co. Ireland, son of Francis & Ann DALTON nee McDERMOTT.  Columb was living in Melbourne in 1855 with John DALEY and his son Anthony, and was leaving for the Mount Blackwood gold diggings.  His mother had never heard from him again, and now her grandchildren have taken up the search.  Police establish a William DALTON was at Blackwood many years before, but could not locate Columb.  5 pages, List 3.

WALSH, Robert, Ballykilavane, Glenealey, Co Wicklow Ireland, wrote in 1901 re his brother James of Clashland near Meathdrum Co Wicklow, not heard of for some years.  Joined the Vic. Police force c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 41. WALTERS, Rev. Charles, Director of the Red Hill Reformatory, Surrey England, wrote in 1863 to Messrs J.H. Clough & Co., Melbourne re Israel BENNETT and Charles Henry PARKER, both under twenty years, who were seeking work in Australia.  After their arrival, Walters’s cousin A.J. DUFFIELD, of the Melbourne Club, writes to police re finding them later in the year, as they have gone missing.  13 pages.

WALTERS, Richard. (A very complicated story). A boilermaker, he deserted his family in Melbourne in 1887. His daughters Edith, Mary, Sarah and Margaret were taken into care by government officials, then the last three were sent to an aunt Mrs. S. Walters in Auckland New Zealand in 1890. Their mother Margaret bigamously married Joseph BLANCHE, but he found out about her previous marriage and went to Western Australia, and now wants police help in prosecuting Walters and not having to pay for Edith’s maintenance by government. Richard Walters had a brother named John and a nephew named Fred, both in Auckland New Zealand. 9 pages, List 9.

WARBURTON, Cyril Edward, sought by brother Arthur George of Te Awamutu New Zealand in 1919.  He hasn’t written for some months.  5 pages, List 26.

WARD, G.T., JP for Folkestone, wrote in 1901 re former servant James SLADE who went to Australia for the benefit of his health in 1900.  Further letter by Ann SLADE, mother of James.  10 pages, some torn.

WARD, Mrs. Jessie of Blighmont Park, near Southampton England, wrote in 1915 re Leslie ROBERTS, whose mother was living at Freemantle, Southampton, and worried about him. He is found safe and well. 7 pages.

WARD, John.  Wife wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1902, asking if newspaper report of death of this man at Jumbunna is her husband; whom she last heard from two years ago.  He is 42 years old.  Report states not her husband.  4 pages, List 43.

WARD, Thomas.  Died suddenly at Nareeb Nareeb Station, Caramut, in 1898.  A native of Manchester, c 70 years.  Police find letters from mother Mary JENKINSON, and sisters Emma NICHOLSON and M. COOKE, all from Manchester, and written in the 1860s.  They are still on the file.  13 pages, List 20.

WARKE, -. Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1912 re two men named Warke and Wallace, who claimed they were seeing a friend off on a ship from Freemantle to Colombo, and had a few drinks on board, not realising the ship had left port. They had two women with them (unidentified, but called Mrs. Warke and Mrs. Wallace). They were charged with not having paid for the voyage, once the ship arrived in Colombo. Warke claims to have been born in Wedderburn, has a stepfather named Darling, and is a well-known jockey. Wallace claims he came from Perth, and his father is a doctor. Melbourne police confirm Warke’s claim. 4 pages, List 9.

WATERS, John, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, was written to by Mr. D.J. MacKAY 3-4 years ago, asking if he was the nephew and adopted son of Isabella Waters, who died 25 years ago.  Although he replied in the affirmative to MacKay, he has been unable to get a response, so asks police help in 1895.  Isabella was married when very young to William YOUNG and went to Melbourne with him.  MacKay not found.  6 pages, List 31.

WATKINSON, Mrs. C.L. of Kensington, London, wrote in 1905 re her brother Henry Joseph REED, born 1866, left there in 1891 for Australia, last heard of in Ballarat in 1899. Police report his death and that Albert NICHOLS of South Melbourne paid the burial expenses. Letter from Reed to on file as well. 8 pages, List 15.

WATSON, Ernest Joseph, sought by sibling H. Watson, of Bedford England in 1919; last heard of in 1916. Was a steward on a shipping line. 5 pages, List 17.

WATSON, Mrs. P.J. of Athlone Ireland, wrote in 1915 re ‘a grand uncle of mine, William CUNNINGHAM, who was transported to Tasmania for a political offence in 1813 and never heard from until 18 years ago a death in an Irish paper of William Cunningham who died in Australia, worth thousands of pounds. His nephews and nieces thought it was him, but they are old people and uneducated. Presently a man of the name in New York is seeking information …’. Cunningham is believed to have been ‘a carpenter and married to a Maori queen.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 8.

WATTERS, Jim alias Paul JONES alias Black Pearl alias Black Prince.  St Louis police chief forwards photo and Bertillon chart of this criminal in 1901, and asks if he is known in Melbourne; no.  2 pages, List 40.

WATTS, William, farmer, Kilmore, sought by sister who has written but received no reply in 1897.  Mrs. J. BENNETT writes from Chadwell Essex England; not clear if she is the sister.  6 pages, List 34.

WEBB, M. of Cork Ireland wrote in 1899 re son John, who was in police force.  Parents had not heard from him for past three years.  8 pages.

WEBB, Mrs. Mary of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1897 re her son, who was in the police force. She hasn’t heard from him in two years. 5 pages, List 9. WEBB, Nathan, sought by brother Sidney John Webb of Vancouver in 1906; arrived 1881.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

WEBBER, Pte. P.G. of H.M.S. Monmouth, Hong Kong, wrote in 1908 re his father Richard, a tailor, last heard from at Stawell in 1892.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

WEBSTER, William Thomas, alias GILBERT.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1899 about this man, then living in Bermondsey England with mother.  An anonymous letter says he is wanted for wife and child desertion in Victoria.  Report shows Tasmanian warrant issued at Bothwell.  Children were Ethel, George, Tasman and Edward.  7 pages, List 36.

WEEKS, James W., ex constable, sought by Courtenay O. WEEKS, surveyor, Co. Cork Ireland.  2 pages.

WEEKS, Robert.  Information sought by brother Thomas of Brittas Slade, More Co., Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He was in the Victorian police force, believed to have died. Death confirmed and details of beneficiaries, including
daughter Susan G. BRESLIN, given.  6 pages, List 41.

WEINBERG, R. of Focsani Romania, wrote in 1894 re his nephew Phillip A. WEINBERG, who left there for the USA then Australia, working in a Smelting Company.  3 pages.  List 4.

WEILL, Leopold, sought by brother in law Charles COHEN, who wrote from Westhofen, Alsaac in 1896.  He had previously written in 1892/3 – these letters are not on this file.  Leopold’s mother has died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 34.

WEISELER, Joseph P. of Australia, wrote a postcard, in German, in 1898. Translation reveals he wanted details of his father Joseph. Not found. 5 pages, List 14.

WELBY, E., of Cape Mounted Riflemen, King Williams Town, South Africa, wrote in 1893 seeking address of Sir Samuel WILSON, late of Victoria, and maiden name of wife.  3 pages, List 3.

WELBY, E., of Kingstown South Africa, wrote in 1893 re Frederick and Sarah WILSON.  She is his aunt and he hasn’t heard from her since 1871.  One of the family is believed to have married Alexander SWANSON.  6 Pages.

WELCH, Frank R.C., of Dordrecht Holland wrote in 1917 re his father J. WELCH, who left 18 years ago from South Africa, supposedly for Australia. His brother and he are anxious to hear something. Reply states the more details are needed, such as full name, age, occupation etc. 2 pages, List 6.

WELCH, William C. of Hartford, Conn., USA wrote in 1910 re his uncle William HOWARD, native of Cork Ireland, who left there 45 years ago. Every William Howard in Melbourne directory traced, but none the correct person. 10 pages. List 5.

WELLER, Mrs. L.M. wrote to South African police in 1915 re her husband, Franklin Maximillian, for whom she has a warrant for maintenance. She claims he married Lucy STANTON but he denies this. South African police give details to Victorian police. 6 pages, 2 very faint, and photo. List 8. See instructions re photographic copying costs.

WELLS, Mrs. Amanda, of Chicago Ill., USA wrote in 1915 re Mrs. Irving SAYLES, wife of her brother. She has heard he has died. Police find her interstate. 5 pages, List 7.

WERNER, F.H., Hill Crest, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re snake charmer CLEOPATRA, who owed him for payment of snakes she had bought.  She is located interstate.  3 pages, List 45.

WEST, A., wrote from South Hackney, London in 1892 regarding Edward John LILLEY, owner of steamer ‘The Lady Darling’ trading on River Murray.  The writer’s mother was his twin sister.  6 pages.

WEST, James, of San Gabriel, California USA, wrote in 1917-19 re James A. CENTER of West Brunswick, ‘Scotch Highland Bagpipe Maker’ and his failure to send him a set of bagpipes he had paid for.  He needed them to enter a Canadian Regiment.  15 pages, List 18. CONNECTION FOUND

WESTALL, John Robert.  Brother write from Accington Lancashire England; has heard he has been killed.  Mother is over 70.  Police locate him and report confidentially he has a wife and family here, and possibly one back in England.  5 pages, List 3.

WESTERFIELD, Adolf E.R., wrote from Staten Island New York USA in 1904; intends to travel with a moving picture show and asks if daughter can perform dances.  2 pages, List 32.

WHEELER, J.H. wrote from Seaford, Delaware USA in 1895 re his uncles John and Joseph CROAD, who left Portsmouth UK about 1850 for the Victorian goldfields; relatives found.  5 pages, List 30.

WHITAKER, George, sought by William W. Whitaker, Limerick, Ireland in 1898; he was a grand uncle, had a hotel, formerly in British Army, brother of Rev. Thomas Knox Whitaker.  Not found.  7 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, c20 years, sought in 1902 by widowed mother in Dundee, Scotland; believed injured while working on a boat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 42.

WHITE, James, of North Taunton Devon England, wrote in 1916 re his son (un-named) and a letter his daughter received from Miss E.B. WATERS of Sth Melbourne, a copy of which he encloses. Police report that his son refuses to write to him and Miss Waters wrote to relieve the family’s anxiety. 7 pages, List 8.

WHITE, John and son John Samuel, formerly of Parish of Gwithian, Cornwall; information sought by Christian ELLIS of Hayle, Cornwall in 1898.  Police find father has died; son is a MLA.  9 pages, List 26.

WHITE, M., insurance agent, Blenheim New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re Harold CLARK of Fitzroy, 23 years and his father’s estate.  6 pages, List 38.

WHITE, Stanley H., Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his wife Caroline nee MELL and children Stanley Roy and Lenny, who left Perth W.A., possibly with James HOBBS, a carpenter.  He is applying for a divorce.  6 pages, List 43.

WHITE, Sydney and brother J.  Information on them sought by Chief of Police, Calcutta in 1907.  They were jockeys and their mother married into the CRUSH family.  7 pages.

WHITE, Mrs. T., Brown Street, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1905 re Henry BLAKELY.  Her letter missing from file, but his widow found living near Ballarat.  3 pages, List 44

WHITE, W.F., taxidermist, ornithologist etc., wrote from Winnipeg Manitoba in 1904, seeking William COURTNEY ‘who went out there … boring artesian wells’ c12 years ago.  His mother and sister would like to know his whereabouts.  His sister Miss Courtney was living in Rat Portage, Ontario.  Courtney found.  14 pages, List 35.

WHITEHOUSE, William.  Wrote a very sad letter from Wellington New Zealand, re death of his son (John) William, a jockey, at Katamatite in 1907, asking for details.  13 pages, List 23.

WHITMORE, Henry, wrote from Lincoln England in 1900 re his youngest brother Charles Wriothesially, last heard from in Melbourne in 1887.  Gives details of family who are scattered throughout the world, and encloses a photo.  Found.  List 35.

WHITMORE, Mrs. W.A. of Nelson British Columbia Canada wrote in 1914 seeking her uncles the LISTON brothers, who left Scotland ‘years before’.  Their sister Catherine married Daniel SHEPHERD of Dumfermline Scotland, emigrated to Canada and settled in Pembroke, Ontario.  Police checked many Liston families in Victoria trying to track these particular brothers. 32 pages.

WHITTAKER, Mrs. Florence L., of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1916 re her sister, Mrs. Fred. RAYMOND, who was in Melbourne in 1913. Found by police. 6 pages. List 6.

WHITTINGTON, Emily, Erith, Kent England, wrote in 1901 re her husband Rev. Harry, who had deserted her; believed to be in Melbourne with another woman.  He was a non-conformist minister and lecturer on the Boer War.  His movements traced for some time, but not found.  11 pages, List 40.

WHYTE, Henry Mollison.  Wife wrote from Dundee Scotland in 1900.  They were married 25 years ago, and he left her 3 years later for Melbourne.  Not found.  7 pages, List 38.

WIGGINS, George, sought by brother T.(?) J. Wiggins, St Mary Cray, Kent, England, in 1900.  He was in Perth for some years, but left there for Melbourne 3 years ago.  Extensive search fails to find him.  45 pages, List 39.

WIGMORE, Frederick, sought by J.E. Wigmore of Gloucestershire U.K. in 1895; last heard of a year ago in Essendon.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

WIGSTON, William Bernard, sought by father W.J. of Rushmere, Ashtead, Surrey England in 1909. Found by police, he states he will write but never does. Father writes again in 1914. Police find he is using the name Henry HALL and appears to be doing well. 11 pages.

WILDBORE, J.E. of Oldham England, wrote in 1919 re his brother in law John BECKETT, 25 years, formerly in the army, last heard of in Melbourne. Photo in uniform on file. 3 pages, List 16.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Ellen of Hull England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Horace W. FRANKISH, who accidentally drowned at San Remo Victoria.  13 pages, List 3.   Further letter thanks Chief Commissioner for his help.  1 page, List 3.

WILKINSON, Mrs Lena of Benwell Newcastle England wrote in 1916 re her husband Joseph Edward. They had three children; she hasn’t heard from him in 4 years. Police find he went through ‘a form of marriage’ with Margaret ROBERTS and has left Victoria, fearing prosecution. 19 pages, List 6.

WILLCOX, Paul, J.P., Rahotu, Taranaki New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Peter HALL and family, who were at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in the 1870s. Mrs. Hall was his late mother’s sister and ‘the only relative I have’. Police report Peter and wife deceased, but find children. 4 pages, List 7.

WILLETT, William, sought by niece Elizabeth MORRIS nee MEREDITH of Blaenavon, Monmouth England in 1899.  He was tried at Hereford in 1840 and transported to Tasmania.  She wrote to Hobart police, who forwarded on to Melbourne police.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

WILLGERODT, Otto, born 1868, emigrated to Australia in 1868, last heard of from White Cliffs NSW in 1896.  Letter, in German,  from mother in Gettingen Germany in 1900, seeking details.  Not found, despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 37.

WILLIAMS, Fanny C. Wynn, Wellington New Zealand, wrote to Mrs. Edith Mary PARROT, Geelong, via the Chief Commissioner of Police.  She couldn’t be located and the letter is still on the file.  8 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMS, F.H., solicitor of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re James Samuel JONES who left there c4 years ago, a miner.  His wife has not received any maintenance from him.  12 pages.  List 4.

WILLIAMS, J. of Ceylon wrote in 1901 re his wife’s family.  Her parents, brother and herself and sister were on way to Australia, when mother died in hospital at port of Galle 22 years ago.  The father and brother continued on to Australia, while she and her sister were taken care of by a Mr. ORLOFF.  Both daughters are now married.  The parents name was ANGLUM, (ANGLIM?) but no such name is found by police.  6 pages.

WILLIAMS, J.T., Sgt, Calcutta Police, wrote in 1907 re joining Victoria police; formerly a soldier, 26 years. 3 pages, List 14. WILLIAMS, John, Superintendent, County Police Office, wrote from Wincanton Somerset England in 1901 re Henry COTTERELL, who left there some years ago, and was a coachbuilder.  His parents are anxious about him, and their letters have been returned from the Dead Letter Office.  23 pages.  List. 4.

WILLIAMS, M., of Seedley Park Manchester wrote in 1892 re Thomas PARKER, his wife Annie’s brother.  They were the children of Thomas Parker, a solicitor in Liverpool and formerly of Preston near Lancashire.  Thomas junior was a baker and left Liverpool in 1864.  10 pages.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sarah McKean, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1912 re her McKEAN relatives, Samuel, Agnes and James. She lived with them as a child in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 15.

WILLIAMS, Walter of Newport, Monmouth, Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother Charles, a sailor, 36 years, who left Rio c1891.  Charles was the eldest of four brothers and four sisters, parents dead.  Walter has seen a report of a death of a Charles Williams in a boating accident and asks if this is his brother, whom the family have not heard from in a long time.  Reply states another person.  4 pages.

WILLIAMSON, Thomas.  Wrote from Boston U.S. in 1899 seeking police help in finding Mr & Mrs James CLELAND, who left Redding near Falkirk Scotland c30 years before; Cleland had been a gardener like his father, on estate of Sir Thomas LIVINGSTON.  Found.  20 pages, List 20.

WILSON, Mrs. Anna, wrote from Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894, seeking two sisters Rachel and Elisa MATHEWS.  Rachel married FITZGERALD, policeman at Co. Mayo Ireland, then moved to Melbourne.  3 pages, List 30.

WILSON, Mrs. Celia F. (Mrs Fred.) of Hyde Park Massachusetts USA wrote in 1919 re her aunt Alice LENANE, her mother’s sister.  3 pages.

WILSON, C.J., Central South African Railways, Pretoria, South Africa, wrote in 1903 seeking a confidential report on Thomas Henry JOHNSTON, with whom he was in partnership in a brick making concern in Johannesburg and who absconded with funds.  Johnston was formerly in the South African Light Horse.  His family located.  3 pages, List 45.

WILSON, Edward Carus, of High Hayne, Moreton, Hampstead, England.  Serving sentence in gaol in Melbourne under assumed name 1879.  Melbourne police send a copy of his photo to English police, suspecting he is wanted there, under another name.  Response states above is his correct name, and that he and his brother Herbert had both been schoolmasters and were highly educated.  Edward had forged a cheque in his father’s name and a warrant had been issued, but the cheque, (the evidence) had been destroyed.  8 pages.  List 5.  CONNECTION FOUND

WILLIAMS, Edwin, convicted at Kidderminster, Worcestershire UK c45 years ago, and transported to Victoria, then aged 17 years.  About 1880 he wrote to his nephew of the same name in Kidderminster.  Son in law W.A. GREEN of Georgetown, Conn., USA wrote about him in 1895.  Not found.  6 pages, List 28.

WILSON, Mrs. Eva of Palmerston North New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re her husband Arthur Henry, who ‘cleared out about ten years ago’. He was born Derbyshire England, a painter and paperhanger aged c34 years. They only lived together for c7 months. Her father is T. MORGAN of Melbourne. Police cannot locate him. 9 pages, List 7.

WILSON, Mrs. Isaac nee Kittie BENNETT of Clarkville Raiapoi Island, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1901 for the address of her uncle Sir Arthur Nicholson, Bart.  Her father married his sister Mary.  Nicholson had been in Australia but had gone back to England some years ago.  8 pages.

WILSON, Jos. Of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, USA, wrote in 1896 re his uncle Daniel HARRINGTON, or his descendants. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Kate, wrote from Braamfontein, Johannesburg South Africa in 1912 re her husband Henry Harry WILSON, who has left her and their three children.  She believes his correct name is James MURPHY.  His sister Mrs. George BREW lives in Melbourne; interviewed, she denies any knowledge of his whereabouts.  5 pages, List 32.

WILSON, M.D., wrote from Toronto Canada in 1894 re his uncle RYALL, who left England for Australia many years before.  1 page.  List 4.

WILSON, Mary Ellen.  Sought by mother Ann DALLAS of Preston, Lancashire in 1894, last heard from in 1891; husband is C.F. Wilson.  Found.  5 pages, List 22.

WILSON, R., of Newcastle on Tyne England, twice in 1899 re his brother Frederick William, who left there in 1876 and settled in Melbourne. His wife was the daughter of Patrick O’CONNOR and had died leaving two children; there was a court case over custody of the children. Frederick would be c46 years. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Robert, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1908 re his brother James, who he has not been in touch with for many years. He had heard of his death, and believes he left considerable property. Police find he died destitute. 6 pages, List 10.

WILTSHIRE.  Colombo police sent a telegram in 1899 requesting police check S.S. Stuttgart due in Melbourne, with a person named B. SALTER on board, to see if he is the same as Wiltshire.  Wiltshire was from Norwood Surrey England, 26 years, assistant in a mercantile firm there, and his parents were anxious about him.  Police subsequently send photo which is on file, followed by a letter stating ‘mystery has been cleared up’.  26 pages, List 24.

WINDSOR, Mrs. Annie, Earlsfield, London England, wrote in 1906 re her husband Robert.  They were married for 31 years, and he has run off with another woman and is believed to be in Melbourne.  Letter to him on file, signed ‘your broken hearted destitute, starving wife’.  He was a tailor, c50 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 44.

WINKFIELD, John P.C., JP of Westminster, London, wrote in 1897 re James Charles BETTS. Winkfield is sole executor of Betts’s step-mother’s Will, and Betts is entitled to a weekly allowance, which has been sent, but remains unacknowledged. Police find he has been interstate. 6 pages, List 9.

WISDEN, Mrs. A., of Brighton, Sussex, England, wrote in 1895 re her husband William, whom she last heard from six years ago, when he was in poor circumstances.  Mentions Carrie, Willie and Esther.  10 pages, List 4.

WISHART, John.  Solicitors Drever & Heddle, Kirkwall, Orkney Scotland wrote in 1892 re him.  He was a native of the Parish of Orphin near there, who went to Australia many years ago.  His parents are now dead, and his brother is looking for him, as he is to inherit some property.  Later letter acknowledges police help in locating him.  8 pages.

WITT, Florence C., of Canning Lodge, Croydon England, wrote in 1897 re her husband George Cornelius Witt, who left for Melbourne nearly three years previously, had a position with the Union Bank. He sent money regularly up to a year ago, then his father told her he had gone to the U.S. to get a divorce, and offered to give her money to let the divorce go unchallenged. She refused and the American court ordered him to pay her maintenance, which he has not done. She asks police help, but they reply it is not a police matter. 5 pages, List 9.

WITTS, John, of Wapping, London England, wrote in 1914 re his daughter Bessie Witts, 24 yrs, who left Liverpool in 1912 for Melbourne. Last heard of in a partnership with a young woman she met on board. Found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

WOLFE, Charles, alias PAGE, HANNING, HARVEY. Sentenced to gaol in England in 1904 for confidence trick. Came from Australia with his wife and children and father Walter. Scotland Yard ask his Australian background. He is Jewish, 35 years etc. Two small photos, one full face, one profile. 8 pages, List 12. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs.

WOLFSON, Jacob.  Brooklyn USA police wrote in 1900 on behalf of his wife and family, not heard from for 4 months.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

WOLSTENHOLME, Alice, wrote from Radcliffe, Manchester England in 1912, asking police to visit St. Kilda cemetery and confirm that her husband Dennis is buried there and the name on the tombstone.  He supposedly died in 1895, but she is suspicious.  Her daughter received an income from his estate, but she has now died, aged 22, and the income has stopped.  His family will not give her any financial assistance.  Police confirm the death and that his name is on the monument.  7 pages, List 32.

WOOD, Mrs. C. of Prenton, Birkenhead, England wrote in 1906 re her brother Thomas HUDSON, over fifty years in Australia and living with deceased wife’s niece, Mrs. McVICAR, of Port Melbourne.  6 pages.

WOOD, Charles, of Bow, London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Robert, once in Melbourne. Two brothers have died and he needs to let him know. Found. 2 pages, List 7.

WOOD, J., wrote from Taranaki New Zealand in 1910 re his wife who has deserted him and is living in Neerim South; wants his 3 children, Joseph Charles 12, Laurie 7 and Ivy Marion 6 years, returned to him.  6 pages, List 27.

WOOD, Percy Ambler, sought by wife Sophia of Detroit Michigan USA in 1915. She hasn’t heard from him for over 5 years. Small photo on file. 4 pages, List 7; see cost of photos at top of list.

WOODCOCK, John, bricklayer/labourer, sought in 1917 by son John of Invercargill New Zealand. Police find he was known as John WOOD, and died in 1906 in Homes for the Aged. 4 pages, List 6.

WOODCOCK, J., of Mornington Dunedin New Zealand wrote in 1917 re his mother, who left Invercargill 32 yrs ago under the name of Mrs. WILLIAMS. Her married name was WOODCOCK, maiden name Martha LAPWORTH, born Croydon England, and would now be about 72 yrs. She had a second hand shop in Melbourne about ten years ago, and three daughters, Bertha Emily, Jane and Mary Ann. Not found. 7 pages, List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND

WOODGATE, Herbert, sought by father B. Woodgate of Eastbourne Sussex England, in 1919. He was a plumber. Brother Sgt. Thomas Woodgate of India also wrote. Found. 6 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin, sought by Chief Constable in Barrow in Furness England, 1903 on behalf of family.  55yrs, last heard of 1899 in St Kilda, found.  10 pages, List 20.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin. Information sought by Chief Constable’s Office, Barrow in Furness, in 1920. Encloses copy of previous enquiry and result in 1903. 5 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Dudley, of St. Louis M.O. USA, wrote in 1893 re his uncle George Mortimer WOODHOUSE, who was living at Spring Hill near Creswick in the 1850s, and was from Co. Armagh Ireland.  Found by police.  5 pages, List 3.

WOODRUFF, Hiram C., came from California to Madras India in 1894, in charge of a consignment of Australian …[page torn].  Married a widow with 6 children and ‘after a discreditable career’ died a pauper, leaving his family destitute.  H.H. ANTHONY of the Paper Currency Office, Calcutta, wrote in 1896 re his antecedents and possible relatives who might help the family.  Among Woodruff’s papers was a pocket book relating to William GREENLAW, a jockey, listing dates and places of races, and he thought that Greenlaw might have been his real name.  Police ascertain that the lists are fictitious and Greenlaw is unknown.  18 pages, List 36.

WOODS, Frank.  Wife Eliza wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1896 to Qld police; she hadn’t heard from him for two years – their son is ill.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

WOODWARD, George Walter. High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, wrote in 1919 re this person, who formerly lived at Highgate London, was married, and c57 years old, on behalf of his sister Ellen Rebecca NICKSON of Southall Middlesex. Photo of him, taken c20 years ago, on file. Not found. 7 pages, List 17. See instructions for cost of reproducing a photograph.

WOOLCOCK, George, and sister Lizzie, write from Du Bois, PA, USA in 1913 re brother Hobson Woolcock, who came to Ballarat many years ago, and married the daughter of a hotel keeper there. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

WOOLEY, John, formerly a gold digger at Bendigo, sought by brother George, Moorgate, Retford, Notts, England in 1901.  Not found.  10 pages, List 50.

WOOLLEY, Arthur, wrote from London England in 1910 re his brother Edward Stafford Woolley, who died in Carisbrook Victoria in 1879. He was a remittance man, who ‘went on a spree’ every time he got money, but also taught privately. He had a daughter in England. 16 pages, List 5.

WORLEY, Mrs. wrote from London in 1910 re her husband who has deserted her and gone to Australia; she is pregnant and cannot work.  Police respond that they need more information, such as his given name and a photo.  7 pages, List 27.

WORSFOLD, Thomas William, son of William of Surrey England. Interesting file concerning investigation into his activities by an English solicitor and Vic. Police. He had got money from a widow BASS (who had a son Sidney) by falsely claiming he would marry her, then left for Australia, promising to send for her. Once in Melbourne he married another woman, using the name Thomas ALISSON [? Not listed in marriage index] and the pair went interstate. She left him because of his drinking, and had supported him financially too. 16 pages, List 15.

WORTHINGTON, Richard, died suddenly at Shepparton in 1880. Police inform his father of same name in London, who reimburses costs of burial etc. 18 pages, List 17. WRATH, Nicholas.  Sought by niece Fanny HAYES of Hyndman, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He went to the goldfields c50 yrs ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 19.

WREFORD, W., wrote from Exeter, Devonshire in 1907 on behalf of the brother of Mrs. Emma M. COURT, nee PEARCE, who has lost her address.  Found in South Yarra.  11 pages, List 37.

WRENNELL, George. Chief Constable Blackburn England, wrote in 1914 re this man who migrated to Western Australia c3 years ago, 37 years, was much addicted to drink. His wife and three children, 15, 14 and 5 years are in Blackburn. Not found. 10 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Edward.  Drowned in 1906, was fireman on board S.S. Port Elliott.  Wife writes from Canning Town, East London, U.K. seeking details.  6 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, George, of Aberdeen Scotland, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ann GARROW.  Has seen a report that she drowned in 1904, asks details.  Her husband’s name was John.  4 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, John of Bordesley Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his uncle Robert WRIGHT of Geelong; was aged over 80 years.  4 pages.

WRIGHT, Millie, from Andover, Hants, England, sought by her sisters Mrs. Helen HOLMES and Mrs. Selina KINGSBURY of Southampton in 1905.  She went to Melbourne in 1887 and was last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 44.

WYMAN, Mary Drummond of Quebec Canada wrote in 1914 re James THOMSON ‘a handsome looking man’, gives full physical description and asks if he has a wife in Australia.  He has a brother in Melbourne.  Police cannot locate him.  5 pages.

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YARLETT, Frederick William Anderson, sought by wife Jessie in Perth in 1914.  He left there 6 weeks ago, in ill-health, to stay with stepmother in Flemington.  He was secretary of the Industrial Workers Union.  Relatives interviewed, but not found.  Police believe he has eloped with another woman.  Newspaper photo on file.  22 pages, List 32.

YEWDALL, W.H., sought in 1903 by George BELL of Bradford Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society.  Yewdall left there in 1901 for New Zealand via Melbourne, and not heard from.  He was a solicitor, ‘given to drink’.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

YORK, William C., Duchy of Cornwall Office, Shepton Mallet, England, wrote in 1903 seeking details of Mrs. Ann DAVIS nee GRUNDY of North Richmond, 89 years if still alive.  She has a life interest in property there.  Detailed report shows she was the wife of Henry, a Wesleyan Minister, who died in 1870.  25 pages, List 45.

YOULL, Ruth D., of Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1919 seeking relatives of James YOULL and Patrick or James DEAN.  Police reply too meagre details.  4 pages, List 18.

YOUNG, Edward.  U.S. Consul in Nova Scotia, writes re brother William H. in 1896.  Police had informed him that his brother was in Bendigo Benevolent Asylum; asks details, was a former teacher, is 86, writer is 91.  Charles REDMAN has helped his brother.  Detailed report states found wandering.  12 pages, some damaged.  List 31.

YOUNG, Henry James, wrote from Strand Infirmary, Edmonton London in 1892 re his brothers Adam, who was drill sergeant in the Hampstead Militia, then came to Victoria to join police, and Charles, who married in Melbourne c1868.    Police check with every Charles Young in Melbourne, but not located.  14 pages.

YOUNG, James Henry of Homerton, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Adam YOUNG, who left in 1857 as a government emigrant, had been in the army.  4 pages, List 3.

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ZACHS, Simon wrote from Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1892 re his two sons Abraham, 27 years, and Louis, 19 years, natives of Russia, who left two years ago; ‘I am an old man and sick and distracted from grief’.  They may use the surname SAKS.

ZEDREN, Mrs. G.W., Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re her mother P.F. RUNDSTROM, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  5 pages, List 44.

ZENKER, Isabel Mary of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1915 re her husband Ernest Paul. She had written previously and police arranged for money to be taken out of her husband’s wages and sent to her. He had stopped this and she was destitute; ‘through this long strain of trying to make ends meet I have broke down in health and I went through an operation … and have my left breast cut off …’ Police speak to his employer who is going to again take part of his salary and send to her. 5 pages, List 8.

ZERVAS, Peter, of Middleboro, Mass., USA wrote in 1915 re Metros MALARIS, his Greek brother in law, who was last heard from three years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 6.

ZIEGLER, Johann, wife and daughters Susannah and Sarah and son Hans, sought by Consul for Austro-Hungary in Melbourne in 1906. They had immigrated in 1905 and hadn’t been heard from since. Found by police under name of CEILER. 7 Pages List 9.

ZIMMERMAN, Leonard, of New York City, USA wrote in 1920 re his nephew Pirmin ZIMMERMAN, fireman on a merchant steamer, who arrived in Melbourne 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since.  6 pages.

ZVITANOVICH, Ivan, wrote from Dalmaria, Trstenik Austria, in 1895 re his brother Nicola, whom he hadn’t heard from for c10 years; he was a fisherman.  Their father would like to see or at least hear from him.  25 pages, List 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENWOOD, W.H. of Newquay Cornwall England, wrote in 1906 regarding a newspaper report he had seen of the death of Henry GREEN, found dead at Wodonga. He believed this was his uncle who left Cornwall c50 years ago, and who changed his name from Nathaniel Henry Henwood to Henry Green. Police reply that the newspaper published a wrong surname, it was GROSE not Green. 3 pages, List 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JACKSON, Annie Moore, wrote from Stratford Ontario Canada in 1914 re her father Albert MOORE. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

JACKSON, Mary F. of Blenheim Lodge, Chestnut Walk, Worcester wrote in 1902 re brother John JACKSON.  6 pages.

JACKSON, Minnie of Washington USA, wrote in 1899, enclosing a small poster which includes her photograph. She was taken from her parents and brought to Canada. Thinks her parents lived  Wolverhampton England before that, and her father wore some kind of uniform. Her original letter not on file, but searches by police for the BROOKFIELD family reveal some possible connection. Mrs. Mary ORCHARD (husband Philip) daughter of Richard Brookfield, gives family history, mentions a Mrs. Mary JINKS, names possible father. 13 pages, but the file is incomplete.   List 17.

JACKSON, Minnie, wrote from Woodend, Washington USA in 1899, enclosing copies of a flyer which states she was separated from her parents when about 3 years old and taken from Wolverhampton UK to Canada.  Her mother died, her father was BROOKFIELD.  Asks for flyer to be distributed.  11 pages, List 35.   (This would appear to be the rest of the file recorded above.)

JACKSON, R.F., wrote from Ormondville New Zealand in 1900 re W.F. LAMONLEY, from Cockermouth, Cumberland, UK.  About 1879 he emigrated to Australia, was a reporter.  Jackson and his wife are taking a trip ‘home’ to Cockermouth and would like to meet Lamonley enroute.  Police find he had returned to the UK some years before, but a married daughter was still here.  6 pages, List 37.

JACKSON, W. Maurice, of Clarendon Park Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re his sister Elizabeth, married to a man named JONES about 10 years ago.  The family were anxious about her.  Not found at address given.  3 pages, List 3.

JACOBSON, Solomon William, sought by brother Herman of Chicago in 1895.  He was born in Russia, lived in London, arrived Australia c35 years.  4 pages, List 28.

JAHN, Henry B.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1905.  3 pages, List 19.

JAMES, George R.  Left mother Kate in Liverpool England in 1905 for Melbourne, then ‘got into some trouble’ and imprisoned.  Sister Mrs. Mabel James BRADICK wrote from New York in 1908 seeking information on him. Not found.  7 pages, List 41.

JAMES, John Herbert Lea, sought by twin brother Lieut. Frederick of H.M.S. Alarm, who wrote from Hull England in 1900 on behalf of their mother.   Last heard of at Pyramid Hill, found.  6 pages, List 39.

JAMES, John, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, wrote in 1902 re Charles MATHEWS, who left there c1853 and was last heard of at Hawthorn, now c70 years.  6 pages, List 45.

JAMES, W.D., wrote from Franksville Station, Racine, Co. Wis., USA in 1895 re Price JONES who left Pont Robert, Montgomeryshire, North Wales c40 years ago.  2 pages, List 28.

JAMIESON, William J., wrote from Providence, Rhode Island in 1898, re his brother Alexander, who left the Shetland Islands 30-40 years ago, had 2 sons.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 24.

JANES, Mrs. W.A., wrote from Heckford Park, Pode, England in 1916 re her sister Mrs. BARNES, who was last heard of living in Brunswick. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

JAQUEST, David, Head Constable, Luton Bedfordshire England wrote in 1892 re David GUNN, who left there about 6 years ago for Australia.  He is 32 years, his father highly respectable and a former mayor there.  They have heard he was killed in an accident and ask details.  Photo on file.  2 pages.

JARVIS, Captain William, also known as JAMES and MIDDLETON.  C.I.D. Natal South Africa wrote in 1905, seeking information on this man and enclosing a photo of him in military uniform and a crime sheet.  He was Irish, c51 years, had convictions in various places.  Wanted posters from Metropolitan Police London England also on file of him and William PEEL a Victorian offender who was wanted for hotel robberies.  This is a very large file.  List 45.

JEFFERS, William, of Lurgan, Ireland, wrote three letters in 1908 re his brother George, who left twenty years ago. He had been in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and served briefly in the NSW police force before opening a store. Police in NSW and Victoria fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

JEFFRIES, Florence, of Camberwell London England, wrote in 1918 re Percy Hugh SMITH, who was discharged from the army in Australia (No. 10579) and was to return to England but has not done so. Found. 7 pages, List 16.

JESSOP, Augustus Frederick. Sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, in 1919 on behalf of E.J. TIMOTHY of Goodmare, Essex. He was 37 years old, married, left there c7 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

JOHANNING, A.W., wrote from London UK in 1900 re George and Augusta ROBINS who were in Auburn in 1897.  Their son George drowned in Yarra.  Daughter in law found.  3 pages, List 26.

JOHN, Rosanna, asks police to help in 1898.  Her husband’s death was not registered, but required for legal purposes in England.  His name was George Denis Trevylan John, a son of Captain John of Cornwall.  Her son was to inherit a legacy.  5 pages, List 18.

JOHNSON, D.D., wrote from Montreal Canada in 1910 re his half brother Frederick Joseph CRAWFORD; has not heard from him for 25 years.  4 pages, List 27.

JOHNSON, J.J., lawyer of Washington City, Columbia District USA, wrote in 1893 on behalf of the two surviving sisters (unnamed) of Dennis Bernard COYLE, a blacksmith who left there in 1865 for the goldmines and was last heard of in 1869.  5 pages, List 3.

JOHNSON, Mrs. L., Brixton, London, wrote in 1909 re her husband William, an employee of the National Cash Register Co in Melbourne.  They were married in 1900, she gave him money and he went to New Zealand and then Australia.  Has never sent her ‘one penny’ and she has had to support herself.  She asks details of him, is planning to divorce him, and encloses a photo.  List 35.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. D. of Maryport England wrote in 1920 re her husband Henry JOHNSTON, who was living in Camperdown Victoria; has not heard from him for some time.  Their youngest son Joseph William and eldest grandson (unnamed) were both killed in the War.  7 pages.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. Jane of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother James LAVERTY.  Has heard he is in Melbourne, is a son of Michael and Mary, sisters are Jane, Mary and Ann, brother John.  He left Island with a cousin named John O’CONNER.  2 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, wrote from Pilrig, Edinburgh Scotland in 1897 re his son John, electrical engineer, who had written that he was on his way home, but not yet arrived.  Encloses photograph and son’s last letter from Melbourne; had been on W.A. goldfields.  Second letter says has heard from him.  Photo was taken in New Zealand.  10 pages, List 25.

JOLLY, Henry, sought by attorney C.W. EASTIN of San Francisco in 1917, on behalf of Mrs. S. THOMPSON. Albert JOLLY, Sgt. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, died in New Mexico in 1903; his estate is unclaimed, and the next of kin given was Henry, of Fitzroy, Melbourne. She specializes in finding missing heirs, and wants a share of the estate of finalise it. Jolly not found. 6 pages. List 6.

JONES, Annie of Liverpool England wrote in 1920 her husband Joseph.  He was 42 years, a fireman on the ‘Bulgar’ but had left the ship in Sydney.  They had three daughters and it was six years since he had sent any money for maintenance.  10 pages.

JONES, Edward Herbert.  E.L. Barritt, solicitor of Swinton, Manchester England wrote in 1905 re Jones who had died recently.  7 pages.

JONES, Mrs. G.T. of Granby Colorado USA wrote in 1907 re brother John G. WOERNER who left there for Melbourne Australia in 1894.  3 pages.

JONES, Gertrude Ann or WHITFIELD, sought by brother A.W. KNIGHT of Calcutta India, in 1908. She was from Gloucester England, aged 32 years, and suddenly left there and arrived in Sydney under an assumed name. Her parents are anxious about her. Not found. Photo on file. 10 pages, List 10. See introduction regarding cost of copying photograph.

JONES, Harold, of Singapore, applies to join Victoria police force in 1911. He was formerly in the South African force and also an ex cavalry soldier in the 9th Lancers. 3 pages, List 12.

JONES, J. Francis, Vice Consulate, Rhodes, Turkey in Asia via Alexandria, writes in 1894 on behalf of father of Johannes (John) ANASTASSPULOS; his family last heard from him in Windsor Melbourne, and are anxious.  7 pages List 4A.

JONES, Mrs. L. of Balmichael, Shiskine, Arran Scotland, wrote in 1915 re her husband Lauchlan, who left her with 5 children 8 years ago. Is a joiner and was in Melbourne. Not found. 10 pages, List 8.

JONES, Miss Pattie, Roath Park, Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1917 re her aunt Jane Ann RICHARDS who died in Port Adelaide. 10 pages, List 6.

JONES, Richard.  Sought in 1904 by son W. Jones of St Thomas, Swansea, Wales.  Richard left there many years before.  His last letter was in 1881, and this is reproduced; he was then living in Violet Town.  He writes that he lost the use of an eye in an accident at Williamstown.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

JONES, Robert of St. Mary’s Gate, Birkenhead, Cheshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son. Police reply states they need a name, age etc., by they can try and find him. 3 pages, List 7.

JONES, Thomas Henry, born Rotherham, Yorkshire UK, c1859, sought by wife L.?? who wrote from Sheffield in 1899.  He has been in Australia for 6 years, and was last heard of in Victoria.  She seeks maintenance for herself and their 6 year old boy.  4 pages, List 36.

JORDAN, Mrs. Alice S. of Westcliff on Sea, Essex England, wrote in 1920 re her husband Robert C. Jordan, who deserted her and three children, and ran away with a single woman [unnamed]. She has heard he is now in Melbourne and living with a Mrs. SEWELL, formerly of Perth W.A. Police find that Jordan deserted the single woman in India, taking their child with him, and that she too is after him. 9 pages, List 16.

JOSEPHS, Albert L., of Aldgate East, London England, wrote in 1916 re his brother Emanuel; mother L. Josephs had previously written in 1914. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

JOSEPHS, Samuel, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1902 re his brother Max who had disappeared from Mount Vernon earlier that year.  Enclosed flyer with photo and description and asked police to publicise; their mother is heartbroken.  4 pages, List 43.

JOSHUA, Arthur Clare.  Brother Dr.  of Malvern England, and father W. of Cheltenham England , write in 1893, anxious about him.  A solicitor,  left there c2 years ago.  A woman has written to the family asking for money on his behalf as he is ill.   Detailed investigation done.  45 pages, List 28.

JOUSSETT, , Jules.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to locate him in 1882; not heard from since 1876,  They report he died at Great Western in 1881, list assets and burial arrangements etc.  9 pages, List 42.

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KAPLAND, Leopold, MD, wrote from a hospital in Paris France in 1897, requesting address of his cousin Sohu Mathes RUBINSTEIN, from Salonten, Russia. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 36.

KARP, N. wrote from Gamoep, P.O. Springbok, Narnagualand/Namaqualand, Cape Colony in 1916. He was asked to send money for John WOLMAN two years previously; asked what happened to it and to Wolman. Reply states he was convicted of arson and served a prison sentence. 10 pages, List 6.

KAVANAGH, Bridget of Knockendarow, Donard, Co. Wick [Wicklow?] Ireland wrote in 1904 re her son Peter CONROY, who she had not heard from for 9 years. 4 pages.

KAVANAGH, Mrs. Thomas, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1897 re husband; Irish, had been 6 years in Royal Irish Constabulary and 2 years in Victoria (Canada?) police. Asks that reply be sent to Mr. H.W. Sheppard, Chief of Police, Victoria British Columbia, and he will forward it to her. Kavanagh was ‘one of those sporting byclists cracks… I am his wife he left me two years ago next December, in Victoria British Columbia, destitute, myself and child, and I have to work like a slave ever since to maintain myself and his child …’. 2 pages, List 4A

KAYE, -. Mr. of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 re Robert LOWE, who left England in 1904, leaving his wife and family behind. Kaye has heard he is contemplating marriage in Victoria; encloses photograph, which is returned. All Robert Lowe’s in Melbourne are interviewed, but not are the correct person. 8 pages, List 12.

KEAN, Matthew, sought by wife in 1914. She was working in a hotel in Glasgow, he had left some 8 years before. A Catholic, he had joined the freemasons there before leaving. Found in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 8.

KEARNEY, Michael, sought by sister L. Kearney of Durros, Co. Cork Ireland in 1897; he left there in 1862, last heard from in 1866 at Sandhurst. Traced to Rochester area. 7 pages, List 35.

KEATING, Richard Francis, sought by niece Stasia CANTWELL, Croamerisle near Clonmel, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1903. He had arrived in 1887 and was last heard of in 1899 at Kalgoorlie.  5 pages, List 44.

KEECH, Marion, wrote from Bloomsbury London England in 1894 re her brother Robert who had died in Melbourne recently; queries his lack of possessions. File gives details of his death and estate. 18 pages. List 4.

KEEFE, M.J. Jnr, wrote on letterhead of McNeil’s Pharmacy, Torrington, Conn., USA in 1901. She/he believed mother Bridget has been left some money by Daniel Keefe, her uncle. The writing is difficult to decipher, and the name changes to O’KEEFE. Bridget is the eldest daughter of John and Mary JOYCE, was born in the Parish of Ruan, Co Clare Ireland, a younger sister is Ellen, and brother Daniel is in police force. Detail search of Daniel O’Keefe entries is unsuccessful. 27 pages, List 40.

KEEN, John K. of Wanganui New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. E.J. MEIKLE, widow of a carpenter at Warragul, his sister. Relatives found. 5 pages, List 14.

KEENAN, Johanna.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  She married – BLOOMFIELD and kept a hotel in Melbourne; is entitled to a share in an estate.  Children George and Elizabeth found.  16 pages, List 44.

KEILLOR, Isabella, of Merrion, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1895/6 re her son George, who has been in Australia since 1893 at least. Incomplete file, 4 pages, List 18.

KELLEHER, Bart, of Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, wrote in 1913 re his sister Honorah Kelleher. His father John, at Traralgon, and brother Michael are interviewed, his sister Mary Ellen is mentioned. Family have not seen her for eleven years. Police reply is returned, he has left address. 10 pages, List 12.

KELLEY, Mrs. Lizzie of Darby, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1903 re her two sisters Mary and Rose HOLDEN who were in Australia. Mary had married a Mr. DOUGHLAS [DOUGLAS?] and had a large family, Rose had also married but to whom was unknown. 4 pages.

KELLY, Charles, sought by W. BILLINGSLEY of Merthr, Glamorganshire in 1906. He left Dublin c 25 yrs ago. His brother Thomas would like to make contact; not found. 8 pages, List 19.

KELLY, John, of Schenectady (?) New York USA wrote in 1894 re his father William, native of Tuam, Co Galway, who left his wife and family there years ago. 5 Pages, List 4A

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia. Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856. Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Marguerite NEAL. Not found. 5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, Nicholas T. of police force Chicago, wrote in 1901 re brother Michael, who left Liverpool c1844 for Australia. Father died in Ireland, and mother and rest of family – Matthew, Hugh J., Nicholas T., Mary, Ann, Bridget and Lucy emigrated to U.S.A. 5 Pages, List 5.

KELLY, Peter George. Solicitors from Auckland New Zealand write in 1916 on behalf of his wife Rosina, who is seeking a divorce. Reply states not police business. 6 pages, List 9.

KELLY, William. Wrote from Hotel Huckins, Sedalia, Mo., US in 1902 re his brother James, born ‘Monough nr Bumcrane Dunagale Co Ireland’. Their parents were Rodger and Ann nee CARR, and they had 8 sons and 3 daughters. He hasn’t heard from James in about 20 years; he was a ‘taylor’. William’s home was in Chicago. Note on file states that brother Roger enquired previously. 7 pages, List 24.

KENDALL, Clara, widow of Charles, wrote from Oreston Park, Brighton England in 1894 re her brother in law Henry KENDALL, who left England c30 years ago, supposed missionary, involved in exploration expedition for scientific purposes, last heard from in 1882 in Melbourne. 11 pages. List 4.

KENNEDY, D.J. of Cleveland Fire Dept., Ohio USA, wrote in 1904 seeking brothers Daniel and Michael GORMAN; their brother John had died there. 4 pages, List 20.

KENNEDY, Hugh Vincent, solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898 re – NUGENT who was admitted to an insane asylum 1884/5. He sought information to see if this was the person his clients were related to. The person was Edwin Barnett NUGENT, supposed born in Antigua West Indies, eldest son of a medical practitioner, but possibly born England. Other enquiries received about him were from R.R. NUGENT, Queensland, a supposed brother, and Dr. Henry N.M. SEDGWICK of Southsea Hants England, a supposed uncle. The latter mentioned a Miss WARING, whom the patient remembered. 8 pages, List 4. CONNECTION FOUND.

KENNEDY, Miss Mary, wrote from New Britain Conn., USA in 1905 re her brother Patrick, last heard from six year ago and aged c30 2 years.  Mother had died.  Reply states insufficient information provided. 3 pages, List 44.

KENNEDY, Michael, wrote from Ware, Mass., USA in 1894 re Michael O’CONNOR; his sister Nora O’CONNOR was trying to contact him. O’Connor was ‘addicted to drink’. Located interstate by police. 10 pages. List 4.

KENNEY, Thomas L., of Suffield, Hartford, USA, wrote in 1917 re his uncle Michael MURRAY, born Co. Galway, went to Manchester England in 1863, and had been in the Victorian police force. Police trace possible descendants, and say he may have been known here as Patrick MURRAY. 5 pages, List 6.

KENT, Mrs. Bertha, of Butte City, Montana US, wrote in 1917 re her brother Alfred Kent; has heard from him in forty years. Found in NSW. 7 pages, List 11.

KENT, N.B. of Cambridge House, Camberwell England, wrote in 1914 re George MacQUILLIN, aged 18 yrs, who came to Victoria; last heard of in Rushworth; he has heard his employer was killed suddenly and wonders where George is. Found by police. 3 pages, List 7.

KENT, Walter, sought by Mrs. H. RUCK KEENE, Forest Lodge, Whip’s Cross, Walthamstow England, in 1914. He went to Melbourne in 1912, aged 46 yrs, leaving a large family there who are in need. Police find he was on the railway works, but has left. 15 pages, List 8.

KENWORTHY, W.D., wrote from Rusholme, England in 1895 re a report that his brother in law Joseph MEE suicided by throwing himself from the S.S. Edina, Captain Forbes. His father was J.B. Mee, a fishmonger of North Wales. Event confirmed. 33 pages, List 30.

KESSLER, Lancelot Robert, wrote in 1917 from Trench Mortar Battery, 31st Brigade, Salonica Forces, re his mother Mrs. Lottie STAFFORD, a nurse. He left Melbourne in 1896. His sister Mrs Trixie LETHBRIDGE found. 6 pages. List 6.

KEUNE, Henny [Henrietta?] German Consul in Melbourne asked police to find her in 1928, enclosed photograph. Note states found in Germany. 2 pages, List 42. See instructions re copying of photographs.

KHAN, Chandu, (son of Bhadur Khan), wrote from Delhi India in 1914. He had lived in Melbourne for 18 years, but while placed in a lunatic asylum for 3 years his property was auctioned. He wants the proceeds of the auction forwarded to him there. Police find his assets were sold to pay a debt. 17 pages, List 7

KHAN, Fattehai. Commissioner of Police in Bombay wrote in 1919. Kahan, 60 years of age, had recently arrived there from Melbourne without a passport, and claimed to have lived and worked in Melbourne for past 25-30 yrs. Seeks confirmation and reason for no passport. 4 pages, List 18.

KHAN, Ghani Walad Adam. Information sought by the District Superintendent of Police, Kolaba, India on behalf of a relative of Khan, a Pathan, Boku Wd Karen SULEMAN KHEL-GHAIL, who wished to join him in Australia,
but was robbed in Bombay on his way there. Khan transported goods by camel. 17 pages, List 41.

KIENI, John Martin. Sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1919; last heard of three years ago. 4 pages, List 10.

KILLAM & BECK, Solicitors, Vancouver Canada, wrote in 1918 regarding the next of kin of the late Allen McDONELL, a bachelor, who died intestate there. His brother John was overseer of Telegraphs in Melbourne. Police locate daughter Mrs. Lucy CLAUSCEN. 6 Pages, List 6.

KING, Harry, wife and sons John, James, Edward and Thomas, left Donockmore, Co. Tyrone Ireland for Australia, [no date]. Robert F. KING, of Brooklyn, New York USA, wrote in 1895, hadn’t heard from them for years “grandfather’s nephew and father’s cousin’. 2 pages, List 28.

KING, Mrs Margaret nee O’SHAUGHNESSY, sought by her sister Catherine REIDY, Brooklyn New York in 1914. She was formerly of Co. Limerick, and left there for Melbourne c60 years ago. Not found, although the five women of that name in Melbourne are checked. 12 pages, List 8.

KING, Stephen of Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son Albert, hasn’t hears since 1914. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

KINGSLEY, Richard Henry, of Oceanport New Jersey USA, wrote in 1900 regarding his uncle William Kingsley, once in the Vic. Police department, in the 1850s. Richard’s parents were Thomas Wells Kingsley and Mary A. Webb. 1 page, List 18.

KINGTON, George, sought by nephew Walter Dudley Kington of Suva, Fiji in 1899. He was a native of Trowbridge, Wiltshire England, and emigrated with brothers Samuel and Walter. The writer is a son of Walter, who was murdered in Fiji in 1891. Relatives found. 10 pages, List 37.

KINNEAR, Mrs. W., of Egremont, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1920 re her husband William, a soldier, who returned from overseas to Australia in 1917. He had committed a bigamous marriage to Eva BROWN; the pair were living in Sydney. 14 pages.

KINNEY, William, East St Louis, Illinois, USA, wrote in 1903 re sisters Mary Ann, Ellen and Fanny Kinney and Mrs. Margaret McNamara.  Not found. 7 pages, List 46.

KIRBY, Henry, 4th Light Horse. Information sought by Mrs. J.A. PARRY of Birkenhead, England in 1915. He is her daughter’s husband and deserted ship c3 years ago, leaving her with two children to support. She has heard he has enlisted in the above in Melbourne. Confirmed and traced. 17 pages, List 41.

KIRKPATRICK, F.H. Writes from Fort William, Ontario Canada in 1916, seeking details of entering police force here. Has both military and police experience. Is married. Note: Letter is damaged over third letter of surname, so could be KILPATRICK. 1 page. List 9.

KIRK, John Kerr.  Information sought by brother James, St. John, N.B. Canada in 1903.  He arrived in Melbourne in 1857 as a ship’s purser, last heard from in 1874.  5 pages, List 45.

KLAR, Mrs. Nellie, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1916 re her son Joseph, aged 22 yrs, born Frankfort, Indiana, a telegraph operator, who sailed as cook on a ship from England in 1915. Not found. 4 pages, List 6.

KLEMENS, Charles, sought by brother Th. KLIEMANN, Bertsdorf near Tritlau, Silensia, Germany, in 1897. Letter in German, with translation. Not found. 7 pages, List 25.

KLEPSTAD, Paul and John of Chicago, Ill., USA., wrote in 1892 re their brother Olaf KLEPSTAD or OLSEN, native of Norway, aged c39 years. 1 page.

KLIBANSKI, L. Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 re this person – he had had an enquiry from St. Petersburg. Found under a different name. Most of the file deals with a reprimand of a constable for taking 10 days to report his findings. 10 pages, List 8.

KNIGHT, Mrs. C., wrote from Worcester, Mass., USA in 1895 re John QUIRK, known as KIRK there, proprietor of the 7th Star Hotel in Australia; her brother. 1 page, List 28.

KNIGHT, George, wrote from Blackpool England in 1896 seeking information on his father George, a brickmaker at Sandhurst who has been in Australia over 40 yers. 5 pages, List 33. KNOWLES, Arthur, enquired for by sister Mrs. M. HOCKING of Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1898. Last heard from 4 years ago when in Ballan. List 26.

KNOWLTON, Mrs. Isabel, Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1905 re Richard JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, who left Manchester New Hampshire many years before. 11 pages.

KOCH, John Frederick. Sought by brother in law William SCHLEUSE of Tavistock, Ontario Canada in 1900. Koch was born at Meckelburg Schwerine Germany and left there in 1855 when aged 21 yrs. Not found. 13 pages, List 18

KOHN, Maurice. Austro Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne wrote in 1899 on behalf of his mother, who lived at Karsbad. He was sent to Australia in 1893, was addicted to drink. Other Kohns interviewed, but no relation. 11 pages, List 17.

KOROALSKY, Sandar of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 regarding Barney and Charles MARX, brothers, who had spent more than twenty years in Melbourne. 2 pages.

KOSS, Eva, writes from Neustadt West Prussia District of Danzig, Germany in 1892, (in German) regarding her son John. 4 pages.

KRAUSE, Charles A. wrote from Milwaukee USA in 1894 re his uncle E.H. MARSCHNER, born Sachen, Germany[?] aged 54 years, was in Melbourne six years ago. Writer is son of sister Carolina. 6 pages. List 4.

KUHN, Stuart. Left his wife and child 21/2 years ago in 1907 in Pimlico London England. She writes asking if he is earning a regular wage as he is sending her no money. 6 pages, List 9.

KUPLER, Ludwig, sought by Felix, master baker, Greulich, Silesia, Germany in 1897; left there in 1844, not heard from since. 19 pages, List 29.

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LACEY, Maurice, wrote from Dallas Texas in 1897 re his uncle Michael, who left Dublin Ireland in 1864 for Melbourne, was a waiter.  Found.  5 pages, List 35.

LACY, Edward J., wrote from Hartford, Conn., USA in 1897 re Michael LACY who left Ireland for Australia ‘a great many years ago’; he would be c80 years old now.  He had siblings John, Edward, Dennis, Thomas, James and Margaret and others.  Edward is his nephew, born in the USA.  Not found. 18 pages, List 36.

LAECHLER, Mrs. Jane of Dorchester, Mass, US., wrote in 1911 re Alexander McKELVIE. Not found. 4 pages, List 13.

LAIRD, Peter, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1894, re his sister Elizabeth and her husband William COCHRAN, who left there 30 years ago for California, and were now believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

LANE, E.C. of New Plymouth, New Zealand, wrote in 1908.  Has seen a report of the death of a man named Lane, and asks if it is her son; reply states not him.  5 pages.  List 5.

LANE, W., of Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re the date of death of John or Thomas WALTON, supposed to have died on the gold diggings c50 years ago; there was a large amount of money in chancery for him. Reply states that the only death of relevance was John Walton alias Moore, who died in gaol in 1855, was a ship’s carpenter and aged 45. 4 pages, in poor condition. List 11

LANG, Arthur Edward. Sought by wife Lillian of Grafton Bridge, Auckland New Zealand in 1917. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years; his family live in Melbourne. Not found. 6 pages, List 11.

LANGWORTHY, Richard Robert, sought by James HELLYER of Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon in 1896; he is executor of Langworthy’s aunt Ann BROWN and he is entitled to a share.  His brother Walter Dinnathorne Langworthy is in Hobart.  Found.  6 pages, List 31.

LANIGAN, Mrs. nee PILON, wrote from Cincinnati Ohio USA in 1892 re James COLLINS ‘one time head constable of the Police Force’ and her uncle.  1 page.

LANIGAN, Mrs. Ann, wrote from Cincinnati, Ohio US in 1894 re her uncle James COLLINS.  She had written before, needs help “very badly”.  Her mother was Jane COLLINS nee PILLON.  Her husband has died, she has 3 children.  In a second letter she has heard he has died; he had two sons John and James.  4 pages, List 30.

LANIGAN, Mrs, Mary C. of South Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re Martin BURKE, formerly of Galway Ireland, whose wife was Eliza FEENERTHY/FEENERTY.  She is the daughter of Martin’s sister Ellen, and a widow.  2 pages, List 4.

LANNEN, H.K. of Portmagee, Co. Kerry Ireland wrote in 1900 re brother Thomas Michael LANNEN.  14 pages.

LARBY, Mrs. Mary, of Fermoy, Co. Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906. Three brothers, James, John and William HAMIL emigrated to Australia c40 yrs previously, William died in Melbourne recently, and she thinks he would have been well off, yet she’s received nothing from his estate. A cousin Michael MANGAN handled the estate. 6 pages, List 18.

LARKIN, Miss C. of Dublin Ireland, wote in 1911, asking police to see Archbishop CARR and get him to send her some money as she is penniless. Her aunt Mrs. Maria COOK died in Melbourne and left her estate to the church. Larkin was formerly of Augharengh [?] Co. Wicklow. [Letter difficult to read]. 6 pages, List 15.

LARTER, E.J., of Picture Butt PO via Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1914 re his wife Lily who ran off with Reg. HOBBS in 1911.  She is 32, a native of Plymouth Devon England and took their four year old child with them.  Police find them under the name of HERBERT. 5 pages.

LA SEUR, Marie Josepha. Sought by Belgian Consul Melbourne, on behalf of Foreign Office, Brussels in 1905. She was born there in 1853, divorced from Hubert DESENFANS and came to Australia in 1890. Found. 11 pages, List 12.

LATHROP, Miss Ann Evelyn of Sherman, Texas, wrote in 1913 re John EBDON, last heard of in Melbourne in 1853; he had a daughter Amelia. ‘They are part heirs to an old estate’. John’s youngest sister Mary Ebdon Vining Lathrop is the writer’s grandmother. Police interview Tasmanian Ebdon family, but they are not the correct people. 10 pages, List 13.

LATROS, Antoine, sought by brother Panayotis in Constantinople in 1898, found.  5 pages, List 25.  See also PATROS.

LAUDER, Reginald Cape.  Wrote from Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1906, enquiring if a firm of NOLAN & NOLAN existed in Melbourne; police give details.  6 pages, List 19.

LAUNDRY, Samuel, sought by Miss M.L. ROGERS of Plymouth, England in 1899. His daughter Jenny WOOLLEY located.  5 pages, List 37.

LAURIE, James. Information about him sought by his wife in Kennington Park, Glasgow, Scotland in 1901. He was born 1835 in Paisley Scotland. 12 pages, List 15.

LAURIE, James.  Information sought by wife in Kinning Park Glasgow in 1902.  A cook, born Paisley, father Thomas, has a brother R.  4 pages, List 24.

LA VERDE, Lucile, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1918 re the sisters Blaine who lived in Melbourne in 1879. Mrs. ROLFE and Mrs CALDWELL were their married names. Police track descendants who state name really BANN. 4 pages, List 16.

LAWLESS, Thomas of Aston Road Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his brother William, who belonged to the 44th Regiment, and left India c1884, with comrades, for Australia, to join the police force.  4 pages.

LAWLEY, A.L. of Beira, East Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to give a letter to Brunswick police, advising of the death of the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pascoe. Police find the Pascoes live in Coburg. 2 pages, List 13.

LAWLOR, James Valentine, sought by sister Jane in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1898. He left there c40 years ago and would be about 68 years old. Not found. 4 pages, List 18.

LAWLOR, Phillip, sought by father Thomas of Drumany Pleydwell, Milltown, Balburbet, Co. Cavan Ireland in 1899.  Wen to Perth c1895.  Found.  13 pages, List 23.

LAWRENCE, Joseph of Woodjpise Carr Leeds England wrote in 1894 re his uncle Harry GREEN ‘a great Bookmaker and betting man of Melbourne’ aged c70 years.  Lawrence is his brother’s son.  5 pages, List 4A

LAWRENCE, Margaret A., of Oaklands, Kenley Surrey England, wrote in 1892 re Edward SURBEY, husband of her cook.  Surbey had married the woman and taken her to Sydney New South Wales Australia; he was a house decorator.  He subsequently sent her and their baby girl back to England as her health was failing, and sent money for some months.  The wife has now not heard from him for five years.  Surbey is located under the name of HOBSON and was recently prosecuted for making a false statement in relation to the birth of a child.  7 pages.

LAWSON, Annie, King’s Head, Richmond, York, England, wrote in 1913 re Philip PARSONS (real name Billie PORSON) born Devonport England c1887, left there for Australia; she has a maintenance order out against him.  Found, he denies paternity.  17 pages, List 29.

LAWSON, John, formerly kept the Gridiron Hotel in Dunedin New Zealand.  Information sought by wife Kate in 1902; he cleared out 6 years ago with a barmaid.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

LAZENBY, George Hull of Cardiff, South Wales, wrote in 1905 re his sister’s husband, Dr. David Grahame BROWNE, who left her 20 years ago and went to Australia. Police find him in Western Australia: ‘This man is a hopeless wreck … thru his drunken habits … has another wife in Melbourne and grown up family …’. but only report finding him. Letter subsequently from Mrs. Emma Josephine BROWNE, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, seeking details, but he has gone from there. 12 pages, 3 in faded pencil. List 12.

LAZONBY, Edward, of Seaham Harbour Co. Durham.  His only child, Mrs. Robert BARKER writes from Heathcote Victoria in 1892.  She left home many years ago, and is now in poor circumstances; seeks details of her father – whether he is dead and if so what happened to his estate.  Police in England reply that he died in 1881, leaving his estate to the daughter of John and Margaret NICHOLSON, Margaret BAXTER and her children, and their TURNBULL grandchildren, and enclose a copy of his Will.  7 pages, List 5.

LEDSHAM, John, c30 years, chemist’s assistant in Melbourne, sought by father in law J.A. COWELL, Manchester, England, on behalf of his wife.  Found to have been in gaol elsewhere.  10 pages, List 43.

LEDSHAM, W., Captain South Raglan Barracks, Devonport, Stock England, wrote in 1893 re George FOUNTAIN, his brother in law, who was in Melbourne in 1888.  His parents have not heard from him for some years.  6 pages, List 3.

LEE, C.W., wrote from Cheyenne, Wyo, USA in 1905 re Robert LEE, who had been in Australia over 40 years.  3 pages.

LEE, Dorrall, wrote from Dighton Mass., USA in 1901, re a female of the same name who left England for Australia, became wealthy and left a fortune to him; no record of any such person.  3 pages, List 40.

LEE, Mrs. Ellen, c/- Mrs. HARRIS, Bootle Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband Harry H., known as William HEATLEY. He was a sailor and left 4 years ago; encloses a 1913 letter from him and a photo. Found. 10 pages, List 7.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGG, H.J.  Head Constable Guildford Surrey writes in 1899 on behalf of unnamed brother who has had no reply to his letters.  Photo of J.H. on file, wearing Crimea Medal.  4 pages, List 23.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGGIT, Robert, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1862 re his son David, a shoemaker at Ballarat, has not heard for two years.  5 pages, List 5.

LE GRICE, Frerderick, or his family, sought by Linas Le Grice, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1902.  Not found.  4 pages, List 24.

LEHENEY, John, of N. Leominster, Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re his uncle of the same name, who was born in Co. Roscommon and not heard of in 35 years.  1 Page, List 4A

LEICESTER, Lieut. R.A.H. of 1st Bedfordshire Regt., Bengal, India, wrote in 1906, asking for details of entry into police force; he was 28yrs, had seen service in South Africa.  3 pages, List 19.

LEIGHTON, E. Forester.  Wrote from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, in 1906, seeking employment in police department.  He has served in Natal police.  3 pages, List 19.

LENNON, J., of Dundalk Ireland, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John Lennon, an ex Royal Irish Constabulary member. Found by police. 7 pages, List 10.

LEONARD, Patrick, James and Bridget.  All arrived in Victoria c1874.  Bridget married James O’BRIEN and moved to the north east.  Information sought by Dennis E. RYAN, clerk of Supreme Court, Buffalo New York in 1898.  Found.  3 pages, List 20.

LESSLIE, Mrs. M. of Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1906 re her aunt Miss Isabella SIMPSON of Parkville, who had failed to answer her letters.  5 pages, List 19.

LETT, Elizabeth Kate of New Cross London, wrote in 1914 re her husband Herbert Charles, 26 years, native of London, who was employed on a ship to Australia and has not returned.  8 pages.

LETTIERE, Peter, of Trenton, New Jersey USA wrote in 1914 re his grandfather Michael FLEMING, last heard from about 15 years ago, would be 75-80 years old. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

LEVY, Miss Roselle F., of New York City, wrote in 1892 re Henry, aged 52 years.  2 pages.

LEVY, Samuel, sought by wife Johann in 1897. He had been missing since 1888, last heard of in Melbourne.  Letter in German on file.  B. GREENFIELD of New York wrote on her behalf.  Not found.  13 pages, List 35.

LEWIS, George M.  Solicitor William H. Gilman of Watertown New York wrote in 1897 re Lewis, who died in a steamship disaster off the coast.  He had come from Australia, was an actor with two sons.  His heirs were entitled to a considerable sum of money and police were asked to find them.  Lewis, aged about fifty years, may have been known under a different name in Australia.  9 pages.

LEWIS, Mary Jane, wrote from Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1918 re her stepfather Richard Albion COLE, who left there c40 years ago for Australia and was never heard from again. He was a carpenter. Police trace descendants of Richard Cole of Footscray, but he is not the person sought. His death certificate is on file. 14 pages, List 16.

LEWIS, Thomas, joiner/carpenter, sought by brother Alexander of Dundee Scotland in 1901, via Marie GORDON of Eurobin.  She wrote to Chief Commissioner Chomley, whose family she knew slightly ‘in the early days of the colony’ and often heard ‘of her old pupils from Mr. Fawkner …’.  Not found. 2 pages, List 40.

LIDDELL, D., of Clapham, London England, wrote in 1917 re his great uncle Thomas GRAY, who went to Victoria c1848 and was a warden on the Ballarat goldfields; last heard of in Queensland, and would be about 86 years old. Not found. 8 pages, List 6.

LIGHT, Mrs. George, of Liverpool, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1913 re her son Edgar, who came to Australia fourteen months ago to live with her elder sona nd wife. He is only 15 years, and she hasn’t heard for four months. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

LILLER, Joseph, wrote from Perth Western Australia in 1912.  He was there on a holiday and asked whether there was any vacancies in the Victorian detective office.  He was English, 29 years, had served in the King’s Royal Rifles in South Africa and Somalia, then joined the Bombay Police and was an Inspector there.  He spoke several languages.  Both he and his wife suffered from malaria, so keen to leave India.  4 pages, List 33.

LILLIE, Charles, died in Maryborough Hospital (Victoria), in 1914, an Old Age Pensioner. Police attempt to trace relatives and find that a sister Mrs. A. KEMP is in London, her husband has a grocer’s shop, and a brother Thomas is a hotel keeper. Mrs. John KING in Halsted Essex might also be able to help with information. Deceased kept a diary of his life. 7 pages, List 7

LILLIS, Lance Corporal Richard, of R.E. Cairo, Egypt, wrote in 1895 re Patrick O’SULLIVAN, who died at Sandringham.  He seeks information about the circumstances on behalf of relatives, mother, two sisters and a brother in Ireland, another brother and sister in U.SA.  It was believed O’Sullivan was wealthy.  Report gives true story.  His body had been identified by Daniel TRACEY of Brunswick.  5 pages, List 30.

LINEGHAN, Catherine, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1899 re her husband, who deserted her and their child.  Has heard he is in Melbourne.  11 pages, List 36.

LINDSAY, James.  Sought by nephew John E. Lindsay of Buffalo New York in 1902; he was a sheep farmer. John is a son of Thomas.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

LINDSAY, Walter. Sought by unnamed wife in Salisbury England in 1919. He left in 1916 and had not provided any support since. His mother was Mrs. PRESTON. Police find he in gaol under another name, and his mother had died. 12 pages, some damaged. List 17.

LITTELL, Dr. U.G. of Sunset, USA, wrote in 1917, seeking Benjamin DALLEY, who left London for Melbourne c1878, and would now be about 56 years old. His sister, Mrs. John W. DRENNING of Santa Ana California, was quite ill, and wanted to make contact with him. She was formerly Ann Frances DALLEY, who married firstly David A. HOGGARTH in 1870 and then DRENNING in 1895. She had a brother William and a sister Josephine, and their father Benjamin had property in Carlton at some time. Not found. 10 pages, List 11.

LIVESAY, Joseph.  A convict, landed Sydney 1818, last heard of in Melbourne 1857.  John COYLE of Wigan, Lancashire writes, 1862, was 11 years at the time, Livesay’s daughter was about a month old.  3 pages, List 5.

LLOYD, Captain D. of the Barque ‘Zinni’ Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother John, a ship’s captain, who disappeared from London in 1888, just before he was due to sail.  The family believed him dead, but an anonymous letter has said he is in Melbourne.  He left a wife and children.  3 pages.

LLOYD, F.G. of Oakwood, Bexley, Kent England, wrote in 1893 re J.D. PHILPOT.  Has heard he was in police custody and admitted to asylum.  He gets remittances from friends in England.  4 pages, List 3.

LONG, Samuel.  Nottingham police write to him via Victoria police in 1897; local police had to read it as he was illiterate.  It concerned his daughter who was seeking financial assistance, which he declined to give.  10 pages, List 20.

LOUDEN, James, sought by widowed mother Mrs. G., of Kirkaldy Scotland in 1901.  He is her oldest son, 45 years old, a tinsmith and gas fitter, who left there twelve years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 40.

LOUTZENHISER, Albert B.  Poster, $150 reward.  Bank teller, single, American, c35 yrs wanted for embezzlement on First National Bank, USA. 1905.  One page only, no further details.  List 19.

LOVELESS, Mrs. M.E. of Southampton England, wrote in 1895 re her husband Edwin [?] who left her and their two small children in 1890 and went to Australia.  She has not heard from him since 1892.  10 pages, List 4. Another file relating to an 1897 enquiry from his wife May.  9 pages, List 20.

LOVETT, Sophy, wrote from Clapham Surrey England in 1901 re her brother Charles Beveridge LOVETT, who left there 17 years ago and hasn’t been heard from since.  7 pages  List 4.

LOWENDS, Mary.  Wrote from San Miguel California in 1897, asking if anyone named James Lowends, a native of Co Meath, and her father, had been hanged at Ballarat; police find no trace.  5 pages, List 20.

LOWNDES, Mrs. J. of Masterton New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re her sister Mary Hannah LONGHURST, 47 years of age, whose husband Joseph died c2 years ago. Another sister in Queensland has had her letters to her returned, and the pair are anxious about her. Found. 3 pages, List 9.

LOWTHER, Thomas, sought by John BROCKLEBANK of Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896; believed in Melbourne, arrived c7 years ago, English.  Not found.  8 pages, List 33.

LOXTON, Ada, wrote from Twickenham London in 1900, asking if a newspaper report on a James Loxton, chemist, who was gaoled for abortion, is her husband James Stokes Loxton.  Police report no such case.  8 pages, List 39.

LUBELSKA/LUBELSKI, Sch. J. (?) left Piotrokon Russia c1872, went to U.S. then to Australia.  One of his 3 daughters, Mrs. B. LIEBDSKOW asks police to trace him in 1910.  6 pages, List 27.

LUCAS, John.  Wife writes to police from Williamstown Victoria in 1908, has heard he is dead; last heard of in New Zealand.  Police report that he is alive and living at the Bluff, but don’t reveal he has two children to a part Maori woman named Elizabeth Jane CROSS.  List 21.

LUMB, Harry, sought by parents at Woodhouse, Sheffield England in 1928.  English, miner, last heard of in New Guinea two years ago.  Photo and 1 page, List 42.

LUNN, Frederick Dixon. Chief Constable’s Office, Ipswich, England, wrote in 1919 on behalf of a friend of Lunn’s father, Mr. WISEMAN. His father was in ill health and living at Manchester. Frederick was last heard of in the employ of G. MARCHBANK at the Black Spur. Not found. 8 pages, List 17.

LUTTED, James, wrote from Buffalo New York USA in 1895 re his brother William who arrived in Australia c40 years ago from Scotland.  Believes he was murdered, and had valuable property.  No trace found.  10 pages, List 29.

LYNCH, Patrick, sought by brother John, Drum Boyle, Co. Roscommon Ireland in 1912.  He was born Co Kerry; found employed at Phoenix Brewery, Warrenheip.  5 pages, List 33.

LYNCH, Thomas Francis, born Victoria, 26 years, left Australia in 1901 as member of the Vic. Contingent, later joined Transvaal police.  In 1906 applied to join Victorian police force, would like to return home.  2 pages, List 30.

LYON, James, sought by brother Thomas, Herne Hill, London UK in 1895; not heard from since 1893.  Not found.  4 pages, List 28.

LYON, James, sought by Glasgow Parish Council in 1912. He deserted his wife c25 years ago and went to Australia; is aged 60 years, a native of Glasgow and a ship’s steward. 7 pages, List 14.

LYSANDER [?] Frederick C., a painter, wrote from Wanganui New Zealand in 1898 re his wife Elizabeth O’KEEFE, from whom he separated in 1887, they were married in London.  She went by the name of CLARKE and kept a house of ill-fame.  3 pages, List 24.

LYSTER, George H., solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John SCANLON who arrived in Melbourne 1880-1890. He is entitled to a share in the estate of his uncle Malachi HOGAN who died in 1881, a lunatic and intestate. Scanlon won’t answer Lyster’s letters and he must do so to claim his share of the estate. Police interview Scanlon who says he won’t have anything to do with Lyster as he knows him. 8 pages, List 7.

LYSTER, Mrs. M., of Wellington New Zealand wrote in 1915 re an uncle of her husband, who used to have a jeweller’s hop.  Police find Watkin William Lyster had died and locate a son Samuel.  5 pages, List 8.

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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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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, Fiitzroy, 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, 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.

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, 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.

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, 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. 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.  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.

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,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, Edna Lindsay, mother Mary, Brighton; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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 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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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; 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.

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. CONNECTION FOUND

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, 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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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, 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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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.

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, 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, 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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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, 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.

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.

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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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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ofund.  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 her.  Found.  9 pages, List 4.

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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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

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.

McCLINTOCK, Mrs. Walter, St. Kilda.  In 1885 applied for financial assistance; report on circumstances, had 4 children.  2 pages, List 57.

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, 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, 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.

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, 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.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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 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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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.

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.CONNECTION FOUND,

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.

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

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.

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, 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.

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, 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, 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.

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, 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.

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 Sth 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, bootmaker 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, motherFlorence,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.

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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 Hatchand 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 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.

HOGHAN, Ellen M., mother F., Seymour; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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, 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.

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 , motherAda, 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.

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 tonurse.  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 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.

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, 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 behavior 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.

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, Harriet.  Castlemaine, to adopt Edith Rose, dau of Emily GRAY/GREY of Richmond, 1902.  List 5.

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 page s, List 6.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.  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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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, motherFlorence, Clifton Hill; in the care of a nurse.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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 inSydney, 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.

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 inCarlton.  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, 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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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.

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.

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, 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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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.

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, 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,S t.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.

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, motherAda, adoption by Mrs. Alice PETERSON ofWest 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 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, 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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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 rergister 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.

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 Whittleesea 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 womkan, 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, 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.

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, 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, Mary.  Applied to be registered as a nurse, living in Abbotsford, married.  Police report her husband Martin in a labourer, the house is only of 4 rooms, they have 5 children and she is illiterate.  Application refused.  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, 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, 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.

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.

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 Returns. 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.

CAWLEY, Emma, Carlton, nurse, had one child in her care.  March 1904 Return, List 41.

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

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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.

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.

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 Queenscliffe 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 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, 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, Charles J., in the care of a nurse; received from Miss HOSKINGS, Collingwood.  February 1907 Monthly Return, List 34.

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. Aurnaud, 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.  S2 pages.  ubsequently 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, 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.

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.

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 Sth 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.

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.

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 inCarlton.  November 1899 Monthly Return.  List 31.

CRAINE, AliceMay,  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.

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.

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 inCarlton.  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.

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, motherLydia,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.

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.

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 illtreatment.  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.

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, 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.

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 Returnt, 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.  CONNECTION FOUND

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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.

EDGAR, John Kenneth.  Child of May, with a nurse in Footscray in January 1904.  Monthly Return

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.

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, 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.

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.

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NAMES OF PEOPLE LISTED AND DETAILS PROVIDED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ATKINSON, Mr. Just