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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McBRIDE, Samuel, of Gilford, Co Down Ireland, c70 years, sought by niece Lizzie ADAMSON of Belfast Ireland in 1912.  He left there c50 years ago; was recently in Belfast looking for her.  Not found.  5 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDONALD, Flora, Portland, Maine, USA, wrote in 1912 re her brother Donald, born Prince Edward Island, son of John and Christina, believed in Melbourne and a wealthy wool merchant.  Siblings are Allan, James, William, Sylvester, Mary Jane, Annie and Christine.  Not found.  7 pages, List 71.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McEVILLY, Jennie J., Ballinasloe, Co Galway Ireland, wrote two letters in 1912 seeking details of the death of her brother Patrick Thomas, who died in Melbourne in 1911; death certificate on file.  14 pages, List 70.

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. Warren CARTWRIGHT, in police force in 1860s, he is son of his sister Hannah.  2 pages, List 25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McKAYE, Walter, Vancouver, Canada, wrote in 1912 on behalf of Mrs Pauline JOHNSON, who had sent some short stories to FITCHETT BROS., but not been paid for them; she is dying in hospital there and short of money.  6 pages, List 72.

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

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

McKENZIE, Paul, 58 years, sought by daughter Addie, Auckland New Zealand in 1912.  He deserted his wife and 6 children some years ago; 2 have died and she is looking after invalid sister Milly and needs some help.  Not found.  5 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MANN, A.A., deserted from British Steamship ‘Umta’ in 1912; ship’s master Thomas P. BABB issues warrant; c24 years, but is found in hospital.  Photo of him in uniform on file.  7 pages, some repetition.  List 71.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIEHLKE, Richard Henry, deserted wife M., at Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1911; German, born 1874, seaman.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

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

MILES, A., Mrs, Philadelphia, USA, wrote in 1912 re uncle and aunt Dan and Ann McINTYRE.  Police establish that Mrs William ELLIS, a daughter of Ann of Harrietville, may be the person sought.  Incomplete file.  9 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINERS, Stephen, sought by sister in law Lily BROWN, Truro, Cornwall England, in 1912; last heard of in Melbourne c2 years ago; his wife has died.  5 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MOORE, Annie “Pony”, c/- Variety Office New York USA, wrote in 1908 seeking addresses for her mother Elizabeth and siblings Ruby and George; found.  6 pages, List 58.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MULHOLLAND, Thomas, sought by nephew Thomas, Chicago USA in 1912.  He was formerly in the Edinburgh police force, then joined the Victorian force in the 1850s.  His brother and nephew named Robert joined him in the 1860s; not heard from since.  Police find that Thomas left the force in 1858; various Mulholland people are interviewed, but not found.  9 pages, List 70.

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

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

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

MULLANEY, James, wrote from the State Prison, Charlestown, Mass., USA in 1912, asking police to find his parents, father J.C. located at Collingwood.  He is serving a gaol sentence there, is 23 years.  7 pages, List 71.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NELSON, Stephen, jockey, from New Zealand, taken to hospital in Melbourne in 1912 after attempting suicide.  6 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORGATE, Mabel Kate, 22 years, left England in 1911; sought by sister Lily M., Bournemouth England.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RADFORD, George, sought by sister Mrs. Caroline HORNBLOWER, Egremont, Cheshire England,  in 1916.  7 pages, List 51.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RANIERI, Trivella, sought by Italian Consul, Melbourne in 1909, on behalf of the Rome Foreign Office.  He was a native of Deiva near Spezie Italy, a seaman.  Traced to NSW, then lost.  11 pages, List 60.

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

RASMUSSEN, Christian Marius, deserted wife Mary Frances nee JENNINGS and 6 children in 1913.  He is a former member of the Victorian Naval Forces.  His brother John is a chemist in Melbourne.  Mary wrote rom Berkeley California.  11 pages, List 63.

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

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

RAYMOND, George, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1910 re Helen BAKER, who went to Australian in 1907 with an American adventurer, Captain EDWARDS, who subsequently deserted her.  She was known in Melbourne as Millie COLLINS.  He would like her returned to the U.S.  6 pages, List 66.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REGAN, Samuel of Newton Heath near Manchester England wrote in 1892 re Walter HOLLIS also known as John WILES, last heard of nine years ago in Rockhampton Queensland.  5 pages, List 2.

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

REID, W.J. & Son, London, in 1911 wrote enclosing pamphlet and postcards of the Speedwell motor patrol and ambulance.  8 pages, List 68.

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

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

RENDLE, Thomas, sought by bother William, Stoke, Devonport, England, in 1906; last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 55.

RESIDE, Mrs. M.W., Masterton, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re Lockhart DUNCAN, last heard of in Victoria in 1878; not found.  Local policed report she is slightly deranged.  4 pages, List 49.

REST, Ambrose F., Albany New York, in 1910 sought mother’s brother Ambrose MULHOLLAND, who left there with the horse Elms for Australia c30 years ago, and died shortly after.  Death certificate on file.  Daughter Rose GLEESON located.  15 pages, List 63.

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

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

RICE, Mrs. Bridget, New York USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Patrick GAVEGAN who left Gigginstown Co Meath Ireland over 40 years ago, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 66.

RICE, George Edward, deserted wife Fanny and two children at Mount Roskill, Auckland New Zealand in 1908; a commercial traveller, he had previously lived in Melbourne.  10 pages, List 59.

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

RICE, William, Mountrath, Queens Co Ireland, ex Head Constable, wrote in 1909 re Jeremiah BYRTH.  Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

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

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

RICHARDS, Margaret, Penarth near Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1892 re her brother Thomas Francis REES, who left England about 14 years ago and has not been heard of for several years.  He was generally called Thomas Rees.  She offered to pay his fare home, but police could not locate him.  4 pages, List 2.

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

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

RICHARDS, William James, born Rubery, King’s Norton in 1837, sought by Birmingham solicitors Rowley, Chatwin and Emerson in 1911.  He left for Australia in 1880, was at Berwick.  File reveals wife Margaret Letitia and 6 children had left him and they are located.  8 pages, List 65.

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

RICHARDSON, Harry, Saskatchewan Grain Growers Association, Staynor, Canada, wrote in 1918 re his brother Burton. Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 50.

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

RICHARDSON, William Mackay., information sought by wife Rosina, Wellington, Surrey England in 1916.  He was 39 years, native of Meifod, Welshpool, North Wales, left in 1912, last heard of in 1915.  Found.  10 pages, List 52.

RICHTER, Carl, St. Louis, USA, wrote in 1903 re his sister in law Mrs. Nelly CHAPMAN, Brunswick,  husband John, bricklayer is deceased.  Found.  5 pages, List 46.

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

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

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

RIDDELL, Walter, seaman, 38 years, English, deserted ship in Melbourne in 1908.  Information sought in 1909 by Alice SMITH, Shirley, Southampton England.  Not found.  9 pages, List 62.

RIDDERWOLD, Johannes, born 1890, sought by brother Ole, Schenectady, New York State USA in 1912; not heard from for 6 months.  His mother in Cardiff Wales was also concerned.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

RIDDLE, William, tailor, North Melbourne.  Information sought on his circumstances in 1911 by Andrew CLARK, Hawick, Scotland, on behalf of widow of John Riddle.  Details supplied.  6 pages, List 66.

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

RIDEAU, J.B., died in 1916 after accident at St Arnaud.  Letters from sister Aline VEL, Mont Fleury, Seychelles, on file.  15 pages, List 55.

RIDLER, Lewis Empson.  Information sought by wife H.W., Brighton, England, in 1911.  He left for Australia in 1909; has heard he is dead.  Confirmed.  12 pages, List 68.

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

RIGBY, William Henry.  Information sought by daughter Mrs Helena BRACEWELL, Cape Town, Cape Colony South Africa in 1910.  Found to be deceased.  4 pages, List 65.

RINGROSE, Patrick, sought by sister Catherine PARRY, New York USA in 1913.  He was born in Co Clare, an engineer.  Found to have died; sons located.  9  pages, List 64.

RISSOM, Julius, born 1827 Aprenrade, sought by Imperial German Consul Melbourne, in 1913 on behalf of his nephew Dr Rissom of Schleswig.  He arrived in Australia in 1857 and was last heard of in 1907.  8 pages, List 65.

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

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

ROBB, Thomas, sought by W. Charles JOHNSTONE, Edinburgh Scotland in 1908, on behalf of relatives.  Found.  5 pages, List 59.

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

ROBERTS, Alfred, Russian Jew, sought by daughter Minnie N. Roberts,, Denver, Colorado, US, in 1906.  He left there 10 years ago; not found.  8 pages, List 49.

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

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

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

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

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

ROBINSON, Arthur, wanted by Halifax England police in 1912.  He absconded with a large amount of money, believed with Alfred MUNDAY, stock broker, Bradford.  They send wanted notices for distribution, some of which are on the file.  9 pages, List 71.

ROBINSON, Charles.  Number of letters from wife, Leeds, UK in 1911; seeking maintenance; he is in Melbourne with brother Walter.  The couple were living just outside Toronto, Canada, when he left her with 3 children, one an infant.  Found, he writes a detailed letter claiming they were not married, and denigrates her character.  31 pages, List 68.

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

ROBOROUGH, Henry Joseph.  Information sought by his niece Miss Eliza Roborough, Trinity Hill, St Heliers, Jersey in 1910; not heard from for 30 years.  Police establish he was dead, and solicitor Max ALAVOINE asks details of his estate.  20 pages, list 63.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RODGERS, Christina Cuthbert, sought by sister Jessie GRANT, schoolhouse, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie Scotland in 1904.  She went to Australia c1902 as a lady’s companion.  Found working for Mrs. LONGTON of Toorak.  6 pages, List 47.

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

RODMAN, Thomas, left wife Mary and four children at Stockport England in 1901.  In 1908 Chief Constable there asks police to find him as they are destitute.  He was 41 years, a hat proofer, last heard of at Collingwood.  List 58.

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

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

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

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

ROOKER, William George, sought by father J., London, England, in 1916.  Not heard from for some months; not found.  8 pages, List 53.

ROONEY, Robert, deserted wife Lizzie and 3 children in Ireland; brass polisher.  In 1911 Rev T.W. DAVIDSON, Belfast, writes on her half.  Found, promises to pay their fare to Australia but doesn’t.  12 pages, List 65.

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

ROPER, Mrs. Rachel Ann, Machen near Newport, Monmouthshire, wrote in 1905 re her father John PIERCE, who emigrated in 1836 ‘for the gold diggings’ would now be 93 years old.  He was last heard of at Sandhurst.  She is his only child by his first marriage, he married again to an Irishwoman.  Police find a death record for John PEARCE who died there in 1876 aged 66 years.  6 pages, List 46.

ROPER, Mrs. W.A. of Canning Town, London, England wrote in 1917 re husband William Arthur ROPER, who deserted ship 1916. 6 pages.

ROSE, D. of British Engineers’ Club, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1909, re Walter FRIEDLANDER, a German, who fought with the German Brigade for the Boers.  He had been asked to help find him as he had deserted his wife in Berlin.  Not found, and letter to Rose returned.  6 pages, List 18.

ROSE, John G., c40 years, sought by solicitors LANE & COTTIER, Plymouth, England, in 1908; nearly 7 years since his wife heard from him.  Had a brother at Queenscliffe.  Photo on file.  Found.  8 pages, List 58.

ROSENBAUM, Matthew, sought by wife M. in New York USA in 1909; he “went through a fortune of mine and left me penniless” and has deserted her and their two children.  Not found.  Photo on file.  7 pages, List 48.  See instructions re ordering a copy of the photo.

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

ROSENTHAL, Harry S., New Haven, Conn., USA, wrote in 1904 re M. ZIMMERMAN, his uncle, who left London for Australia c1884.  11 pages, List 47.

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

ROSS, Mrs.,  Culterton Mansions Holborn, London, wrote in 1919 re her daughter Mrs. WINDLE who left c5 years and was living in Melbourne, but has stopped writing to her; she fears she is dead.  Found.  4 pages, List 47.

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

ROSSITER, H.D., Luckwah Tea Co. Ltd., Assam, India, asks help for his 85 year old mother and sister living in Hawksburn.  They adopted Clarence JAMES 15 years ago, and had  him dmitted to the Christian Bros. Orphanage after he played  up.  He has now returned and is making physical threats.  6 pages, List 66.

ROUGET, Henry James, sought by brother Peter Henry, Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1911.  He left there in the 1870s, not heard from since.  Not found.  5 pages, List 68.

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

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

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

ROUTREE, M.E., Middlesbrough, Yorkshire England wrote in 1912 re James William THOMPSON [THOMSON] of The Hermitage Braybrook, who was the brother of her grandmother, and left England in 1853.  When she was cleaning out the papers of her deceased uncle John POLLETT, she found letters written from Theodore W. HICKSON in 1898 about Thomson’s relatives and background, in which it is claimed that Ralph and Sarah Pollett adopted a girl Elizabeth, born 1851 who married – BELL.  Copies of these letters are on the file.   A complicated story, with a claim that the adopted girl was really his daughter.  29 pages, List 71.

ROVIDA, Geronzio, sought by Italian Consul in 19907; found.  4 pages, List 57.

ROWBOTHAM, Thomas, sought by nephew Thomas, Sneinton, Nottingham, England, in 1912; last heard of 20 years ago “sheep ranching”.  Not found.  6 pages, List 71.

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

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

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

ROWE, William Christopher Clemo, sought by J.L. DAVIES, St Blazey Cornwall England in 1908, on behalf of his sister.  He was a carpenter, 63 years, last heard of at Sea Lake.  Police find he had died and provide details of burial costs etc.  18 pages, List 59.

ROWLAND, T.J., solicitor of Manchester England, wrote in 1892 re James BERTRAM, late warrant officer 3rd Buffs, who died in India.  His widow emigrated from Calcutta in 1890 to Melbourne where her mother Mrs. CROSSLEY/CROSSLAND was in business.  She was entitled to a sum of money.  5 pages, List 2.

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

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

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

RUDBACH, Rebecca, Liverpool England, wrote in 1918 re her son Samuel, also known as BEST, 14 years, who left there as a ship’s boy and has disappeared in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 50.

RUDD, Edward.  Information sought by sister Isabel, Stockton on Tees, England, in 1907; was he married and his circumstances.  Found.  6 pages, list 57.

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

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

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

RUMMELL, Johann Conrad Emil.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1915 on behalf of the U.S. Consul in Moscow, who enquired on behalf of his wife, whether this man had died.  Johann Otto Ernest Emil found in Melbourne, he was born 1838 West Prussia, married in Switzerland c1885, claims wife deserted him there.  The widow of his brother is also found. 13 pages, List 54.

RUPPEL, Pfasser, Korle near Cassel, Germany, wrote in German in 1913 regarding her brother William LAMPMANN, who emigrated to Australia in 1878 and was last heard of in 1904.  Translation on file.  Found.  16 pages, List 64.

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

RUSSELL, Elsie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1917 asking for discreet enquiries to be made about Mrs. Louisa Rebecca Russell, who came to Melbourne c1903 as Mrs. FURZER and was a theatre dresser.  Daughter Mrs. James PATRICK found. 7 pages, List 50.

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

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

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

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

RYAN, Hugh, sought by sister Margaret, Boston USA in 1910.  Not found.  In 1911 attorney William J. BARRY wrote on her behalf, asking for a search for another brother, Thomas, c70 years, formerly in the British army, ‘had a large sheep station in NSW about 35 years ago’.  Son Charles James found in New Zealand.  16 pages, List 69.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ST. MORRIS, Charles, Attorney, Mexico City, writes on behalf of his 24 year old son, who has been in the army there, and wants to return to his birthplace and join Victoria police.  3 pages, List 47.

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

SALATUY, John, Austrian, engineer, Maffra Sugar Works, died at Leeds England in 1904; wife Alice also died there.  Two children were sent home to Melbourne to their aunt Mrs WALTON.  In 1910 Austro Hungarian  Consul seeks their location on behalf of John’s brother Josef.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

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

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

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

SAMSON, Ernest, left Natal, South Africa for Australia in 1907, carpenter.  In 1909 Captain F. SIMPSON wrote on behalf of his mother.  He was an only child, 33 years.  Found.  7 pages, List 60.

SAMSONSEN, Neils Olaf, sought by sister Mrs N. LUND, Damsgaard, Bergin, Norway in 1910; not heard from since 1892 when working in a silver mine in Tasmania.  Found there under the name of Thomas SIMPSON.  9 pages, List 63.

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

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

SANDERSON, George.  Information sought by mother E.J., Michael Gate, Lincoln, England, in 1915.  He was last heard from in Footscray nearly a year ago.  Not found.  9 pages, List 53.

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

SANDROK, Charles, Dusseldorf Germany, wrote in 1913 in German, re Prof. DESSLER; his letter to him has been returned.  Found.  7  pages, List 64.

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

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

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

SAUNDERS, Charles Henry, constable, and son of the same name, were commended for their actions in 1908 after Billy PINCOMBE had murdered local minister at Blackwood.  Letter from son on file.  13 pages, List 85.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHAARE, Louis, deserted wife Emeline at Normanby, Taranaki, New Zealand in 1909.  He was 36 years, and used name SHAW.  6 pages, List 60.

SCHAFER, Mahala, Louisvile, Kentucky USA, wrote in 1911 re brother Isaac martin Schafer or SHANDLER, 32 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 68.

SCHEIB, Mrs. S.A., Plaistow, West Ham, Essex, England, wrote several letters re her son Stanley William, who left there in 1911 for work at Maffra.  Found in 1912 using surname HUNT, but subsequently moved away.  File covers 1912-1915.  15 pages, List 54.

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

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

SCHLEICHER, Mrs Charlotte nee FLUGGE and Mrs Isabella SCHIERWAGEN nee BEER, sought by German Consul in 1911.  Foun.  5 pages, List 68.

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

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

SCHMIEDEL, Rudolph of Fruit Vale, California USA wrote in 1898 re his brother Carl who was using the name of RUDOLPH and ‘leading a Gypsy life’.  Left home in Germany nearly 18 years ago.  4 pages, List 2.

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

SCHROEDER, A.L., St. Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1907 seeking Mr MULHOLL or MULHOLLAND, who left England for Australia c1854.  Police interview John MULHALL of Clifton Hill who provides family background.  11 pages, Lit 57.

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

SCHULTZ, Mrs G., c/- Mrs SARGENT, Colaba, Bombay India, wrote in 1911 re her husband Carl, Russian, was working in CID police there but has deserted after she reported him for beating her.  She is French, has a male child to him, believes he is now in Australia.  Not found.  5 pages, List 67.

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

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

SCHWEIDA, Charles, sought by cousin Karl KIRCH, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, in 1911; hairdresser.  His mother Mrs Klara LEIER was anxious about him.  Found interstate.  List 65.

SCOLARI, Mrs, sought by mother Mrs T. JONES, Shrewsbury, England, in 1911; found.  6 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

SCOTT, Mr H., Ralton Park Birmingham England, wrote in 1910 re the respectability of the HARVEY family of St Just Point, Long Gully, with whom his son was living. 5 pages, List 65.

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

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

SCOTTHORNE, George, born Derbyshire England, left there c40 years for Australia.  Information sought by Isabella SMITH, Middlesboro, Yorkshire in 1909.  Her father George Henry HARROLD was his nephew.  Police find his nephew William Scotthorne in Victoria.  12 pages, List 48.

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

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

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

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

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

SELLEY, May Maud, Rondebosch, South Africa, wrote in 1916; wants a divorce from husband Chudleigh John Selley, asks is he still alive.  They were married in 1899 and separated in 1902.  7 pages, List 53.

SERKINS, Edith, Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1910 re her mother Mrs Alice Serkins, who died there recently, leaving 4 children to look after themselves.  Seeks relatives named KING, living in Melbourne; many families checked but relations not found.  23 pages, List 61.

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

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

SEYMOUR, Mrs. S., Upper Clapton London, wrote in 1915 re her husband Charles C., who has failed to pay her maintenance.  Found working for his sister in law Mrs. CLING, Hawthorn.  6 pages, List 54.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHAW, Edgar, sought by brother Arthur A. Shaw, Kern Station, Bakersfield, California USA in 1909.  He was the son of George Knowles Shaw and left England for Melbourne c1889.  Not found.  6 pages, List 59.

SHAW, Isaiah, shearer, in Melbourne in 1878.  In 1912 relative H. LAW wrote, seeking information, had not been heard from since that date; gives family details.  Shaw was of Deeplish, Rochdale, Lancashire and was believed to be wealthy.  No record.  13 pages, List 70.

SHAW, Jerry, West Bridgewater, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania USA, wrote in 1912 re his brother Edward, civil engineer, who left England for Australia c20 years ago; last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 72.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAW, John, Spring Garden Alley, Waterford Ireland, wrote in 1916 re his brother Mat[hew] believed working on the docks in Melbourne; formerly in South Africa.  Not found.  6 pages, List 52.

SHAW, P.G.C., solicitor, Chancery lane, London, wrote in 1906 re friend and client J.H. MacFARREN, last heard from 5 years ago in Melbourne; found.  6 pages, List 49.

SHAW, Percy Costello, solicitor, London, wrote in 1908 re William James KEATES, who was in a partnership shipping horses with Lieut. Col. Frederick SHAW and Susan Elizabeth SYMONDS, widow of Thomas Jonathan Symonds, both of Heathburn Hall, Riverstick, Co Cork Ireland.  He has failed to return monies owed to them.  Detailed affidavit on file; and negative comment on Keates.  17 pages, List 58.

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

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

SHEA, Richard, Irish, sought by niece Mrs Frank SCHUBERT, Antigo, Wisconsin, USA, in 1911, on behalf of her mother Mary, his siter.  [Writing very faint].  5 pages, List 68.

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

SHEARD, Louisa, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1897 re her husband John, who had not sent money for five years; she has 6 children to support.  He was living under the name SHERWIN at Omeo.  Local charity also writes about the case.  Found.  9 pages, List 47.

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

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

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

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

SHEPPARD, George Tomlinson, pork butcher, Prahran c1879; sought by daughter Mrs Hannah TILBURY, Dunedin in 1906.  Not found.  5 pages, List 49.

SHERDON, William, and wife Mary nee GORMAN, sought by Edward Gorman, Mahancy City, Pennsylvania USA in 1909.  Her brothers were Edward and Martin.  Sherdon had been in the police force.  4 pages, List 60.

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

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

SHERSON, William, cabinet maker, sought by Mrs Emeline S. YEY (?) Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada in 1909.  He went from Ireland to Canada, then to Australia.  He is a cousin of her mother’s Jane GRAHAM who married James LONG.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

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

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

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

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

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

SIMMONDS, Charles, widower, Auckland New Zealand, in 1910 sought details of his son in law Alexander Douglas WALLACE, who his daughter Caroline Grace has married.  He has deserted her and their child.  Wallace ran a Turkish Bath in Melbourne.  Report on him.  8 pages, List 65.

SIMPSON, Charles alias Handsome Charlie.  South African police enquired about his background in 1909, enclosing a photo and fingerprints; he had been convicted there.  Report states real name is QUESTED, born Gawler South Australia and convicted under other names.  14 pages, List 60.

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

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

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

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

SINCLAIR, Mrs. Andrew of Everett, Mass., USA wrote in 1911 re Captain Henry SMITH, native of West Sandwich, Shetland, Scotland aged about 70 years.  Despite a search he was not found. 10 pages, List 2.

SINCLAIR, A.M. Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re her husband Jack, who owed maintenance.  He was the son of the Rev. W. Sinclair of Geelong, who is interviewed; Jack is ‘at the front’.  8 pages, List 48.

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

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

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

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

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

SINGLETON, Joseph Henry.  Information sought by daughter Mrs. A. CROUCH, Children’s Homes, Hackney Union, London, in 1916.  Found.  4  pages, List 52.

SIROIS, Dr Euchariste, sought by wife E., Denver, Colorado USA in 1909; requested no publicity.  Not found.  4 pages, List 62.

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

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

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

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

SLADE, Adolphus Forbes, Hamilton New Zealand, wrote in 1910 for location of his mother Mrs DUFFELL; found.  6 pages, some damaged.  List 66.

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

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

SLATTERY, Mrs. S.J., Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1899 re her daughter Bessie, who left with aunt Mrs. MITCHELL, licensee of North Fitzroy Arms but they have quarrelled and she is now employed by Mr. FENTON of Fenton’s Emporium.  Bessie wants to return home.  9 pages, List 51.

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

SLEATH, Mrs Mary nee GORMAN, of Co Meath Ireland, sought by niece Agnes Gorman of Troy, New York USA in 1911.  6 pages, List 67.

SLINGSBY, Edgar, Bradford, Yorkshire, wrote in 1915 re his brother William; found to have died.  10 pages, List 54.

SLOAN, Richard Thomas, son of late Joseph, wrote from Gordon Fields, Enfield, Middlesex England in 1912; asks if his uncle Robet is dead.  Relatives found.  6 pages, List 71.

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

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

SMITH, Alfred William, native of Birmingham, son of Sarah.  Solicitor P. SHARPLEY of Birmingham England, wrote in 1904 seeking him; had been left a bequest.  15 pages, List 47.

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

SMITH, Mrs Ann Slowey, wrote from Paterson, New Jersey, USA in 1908 re her brother William SLOWEY, who came to Australia with John and Samuel HAMMOND from Ireland.  4 pages, List 57.

SMITH, Mrs. Bessie of Plumstead, London England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Doris Lister WILLIS, taken from England by her foster parents WARNECKE, and believed to be in Melbourne.  Child born c.1904, Bessie subsequently married in 1910.  Wants her child returned to her.  9 pages, List 2.

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

SMITH, Edwin Taylor, sought by wife, Merivale, New Zealand.  They separated in 1906 and he left with Jean ROBERTSON for Melbourne; in 1911 she reported to police that he had not paid maintenance for the last year.  7 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMITH, Thomas, native of Deptford, Sunderland England, 49 years, sought by sisters Sarah Jane STERLING and Elizabeth TINDALL of Maidstone Kent, in 1904.  Found.  11 pages, List 51.

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

SMITH, William Napier.  Chicago Detective Police sought an update on him on behalf of his wife Ann, who received a report in 1895.  He found to be living in Melbourne with a wife and children.  7 pages, List 61.

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

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

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

SMITH, William Stuart, sought by Anthony C. WHITE, solicitor, Ayr, Scotland, in 1909; last heard of in 1880 at Elsternwick.  Found.  9 pages, List 59.

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

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

SNELL, Julia Bryan, Savannah, Georgia USA, wrote in 1906 seeking confidential report on John J. STEELE, who arrived in Melbourne c1884 and had a shirt manufacturing business.  Found to have married Ann Jane DON and gone interstate.  8 pages, List 56.

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

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

SNOOK, Sgt A., Calcutta police, wrote in 1907 re his brother George, not heard from since 1903.  Found. 6 pages, List 56.

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

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

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

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

SOMERVILLE, James F.  Information sought by John H. BURROUGHS, Boston, Mass., USA in 1909.  His relative Mrs Henrietta HUTCHINS met Somerville in Europe and may have married him.  He is concerned for her welfare.  5 pages, List 60.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPERO, Morris, Russian Jew, 39 years.  In 1906 Johannesburg police send photo and fingerprints and ask if he has any record in Victoria; no.  8 pages, List 55.

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

SPIRITO, Gaetano Santo, sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his wife in Borgata di Bacoli, who hasn’t heard for some years.  He was an ice cream manufacturer and vendor, c55 years.  13 pages, List 49.

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

SPONG, Edward T., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1913 on letterhead of Island Amateur Aquatic Association, seeking relatives in Melbourne.  Grandmother located.  7 pages, List 63.

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

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

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

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

STAINER, H.D., Southsea, Hampshire England, wrote in 1906 re Jane Ann Stainer nee ROBINSON.  Found with father – WEBSTER in Newport.  3 pages, List 56.

STAINES, William, sought by brother Henry Gibbons Staines, Forest House, James lane, Leytonstone, Essex, in 1911; was in Geelong, hasn’t heard for some months.  Found.  [Letter damaged].  4 pages, List 69.

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

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

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

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

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

STANSFIELD, James S., Manchester, England, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Mr & Mrs HAMPSON.  Their daughter Elizabeth Ann had married George HAYWARD and emigrated to Australia, but he had deserted her.  She took a job with Mr and Mrs HILL, market gardeners, Korumburra, but letters are unanswered.  Found.  7 pages, List 58.

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

‘STAR OF THE EAST’ magazine 1911, published by the Vedanta Society, manager is J.S. WARNER, editor is Sister AVABAMIA, his wife.  In 1912 Bombay police asks for a ‘strictly confidential enquiry’ into the magazine and involvement in Ram Krishna Vedante Mission. The Society has rooms in Melbourne.  A very detailed report is supplied.  10 pages, plus 36 page magazine.  List 70.

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

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

STEPHENSON, Frederick, left Reddish, Stockport England and not heard from since 1913.  In 1916 vicar writes on behalf of his wife, seeking maintenance.  Found working at Railway Hotel, Yarraville.  5 pages, List 53.

STERNBERG, Thomas A.G., Seattle Lighting Co., Washington, USA, wrote in 1904 re his brother Carl Algot, last heard of in Brazil in 1893.  He was born in 1865 in Karlshamn Sweden.  Not found.  8 pages, List 49.

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

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

STEVENS, George.  Brussels police enclose photo and fingerprints in 1912, arrested there, and New Scotland Yard also seek details.  He was born in England in 1861, arrived Victoria 1870, a clerk, later convicted in England under another name.  11 pages, List 71.  See instructions regarding copying photographs.

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

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

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

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

STEVENSON, Henry George, sought by wife A., c/- Mrs SUMMERSBY, Manchester England in 1911.  He left 9 years ago, was in New Zealand 6 months ago, now believed in Melbourne. He is a Freemason and uses names KING and TAYLOR.  Not found.  13 pages, List 67.

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

STEVENSON, Robert, blacksmith, left England in 1912, and failed to pay maintenance to wife and three children, two of whom are twins, who live in New Kilpatrick Parish, Bearsdon, Scotland.  Parish Council write in 1917 and he is traced.  5 pages, List 49.

STILLMAN, Mrs Ellen, Gisborne, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re husband Edward Charles, a carpenter, who went to Melbourne for work.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

STOKOE, John George, drowned in S.S. Waratah in 1909; in 1912 his widow Mrs E., West Hartlepool England, wrote seeking details of any property he had in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 72.

STONE, S.W., sought by W.R. BAUM, Milton Regis Union Workhouse,  Sittingbourne, Kent England in 1911.  He left there in 1909 and has failed to send maintenance to his wife.  Found interstate under another name. 8 pages, List 67.

STOVE, David.  Information sought in 1911 by Mrs W. Stove, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada.  5 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUART, Edmund, Bangor, Co Down Ireland, wrote in 1910 re his brother Henry, 78 years, not heard from for 25 years, was in Ballarat, then Creswick.  Found.  5 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUTCLIFFE, Mrs. E., Shaw, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1910 re daughter Jane Lilian Stodd WOOD nee BUTTERWORTH, who left Oldham for Melbourne.  Found with J. HATTERSLEY.  7 pages, List 66.

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

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

SUTHERLAND, Peter, deaf and dumb sailor, fleeced of cash while on voyage from England to relatives in Australia in 1913.  Mrs B. WILSON of Redesdale, Kyneton and George WILSON of Sutton Grange take care of him.  7 pages, List 64.

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

SUTTON, Stephen Robert, Littleport Cambs., cycle agent, fled bankruptcy in England in 1913 with wife and family and arrived in Melbourne.  Official bankruptcy Trustee requested information, which is supplied.  14 pages, List 64.

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

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

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

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

SWANSEN, Charles, stowed away on a ship to Melbourne; 17 years.  Sought by his mother Margaret SWANSON, Bootle, Liverpool, England in 1909.  Not found.  10 pages, List 62.

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

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

SWEATLAND, Frederick Charles, sought in 1911 by cousin Miss A.A. BLADFORD, St John’s Wood, London England; in Melbourne over 20 years.  6 pages, List 68.

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

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

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

SWIFT, Joseph, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth, wrote in 1915 re his wife Nellie who left him and their children and ran off  to Melbourne with Ernest F. BARTHOLOMEW, a naval outfitter, by whom she was pregnant.  Traced, she tells police she wants to get away from Bartholomew because of his cruelty, and they and the Salvation Army help her to do so.  She went into domestic service, then asked police to fund her return to England, which is refused.  This is a very detailed file. 26 pages, List 54.

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

SWINDELLS, Mrs Annie, sought by brother James ASHWORTH, Huddersfield, Yorkshire England, in 1909.  Found.  5 pages, List 60.

SWISS POLICE wrote in 1912 (in German) seeking confirmation of details provided by two men charged with offences there.  The first was Frederick TURNER, son of John and Ann nee HARRIS, born 1886 San Francisco, father a furniture dealer; the second was George STEVENS alias FRANKLIN/SIMPSON/THOMPSON, son of late James Stevens and Mary nee GRATION, born 1859 Bendigo, married Emma CORNELIUS and Teresa CALLAGHAN.  Photos of both and set of fingerprints on file.  13 pages, List 71.

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

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

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

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TAIPANE, Hape, Arowhenua Pah, Temuka New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re son who was travelling with Wirth’s Circus in Australia and wished to return home. 6 pages, List 62.

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

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

TANK, Ludwig, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1906 re brother Frederick, not heard from for nearly 30 years.  Found.  7 pages, List 55.  [Surname may be KANK]

TANNER, Frank Victor, 30 years, sought by his mother Mrs. A. Tanner, Rochester, Kent, England, in 1916.  He and his wife Mary Gertrude were last from him in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

TARBURN, Mary Ann wrote from Paisley Scotland in 1892 re her husband George, a cab driver, who left there seven years ago and has not been heard of for some years; believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 2.

TARILTON, George A., sought by SON CUSTOM APPAREL CO., New Orleans, in 1912; formerly of Gulfport, Miss., USA.  Several letters from the Company on file.  Found.  18 pages, List 71,

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

TAYLOR, Archie Waler, wrote from Featherston New Zealand in 1917 re his wife Alice May nee SPRY, daughter of Fanny, who he hasn’t seen for two years.  Report states he had been in gaol under name POLLOCK.  17 pages, List 50.

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

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

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

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

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

TAYLOR, William, left wife S.G. at Stockport, England in 1903 for Sydney, after agreeing to pay maintenance.  In 1905 she wrote to police department as he had stopped paying; traced, he resumes maintenance.  In 1911 H.J. ROBINSON of Stockport wrote on her behalf, requesting return of personal property as he had died.  22 pages, List 68.

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

TEAL, John William, sought by son Edward, Sutton Cross Hills via Keighley England in 1910 to settle grandmother’s estate. The writer’s mother took out a maintenance order against him, but his mother paid his fare to Australia, 23 years ago.  He is a monumental mason but believed sheep shearing.  The writer is the only child of the marriage and believes others have taken the grandmother’s money.  Not found.  9 pages, List 65.

TEHAN, Mrs Thomas, St Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1908 re her brother Patrick BARRY, born Killarney Co Kerry, left in 1861 for Melbourne c22 years, involved in the timber business. Their parents were Patrick and Ellen nee ROBERTS.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

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

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

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

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

THALMOND, Francois.  Russian Consul enquires in 1883 on behalf of niece Therese KOSLOWSKI.  16 pages, List 52.

THOM, A.G., born Aberdeen Scotland, went to Australia c1854, not heard of for 20 years, was then in Melbourne.  Information sought in 1909 by daughter M.A. WILSON, Warley, Birmingham, England.  Not found.  6 pages, List 59.

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

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

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

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

THOMPSON, Archibald, sought by niece Mrs MUNRO, Port Buchan, Broxburn, Linlithgow Scotland, in 1911.  He was a native of Edinburgh, a snuff manufacturer.  Not found.  4 pages, List 66.

THOMPSON, Bridget nee O’CONNOR, Halifax, Nova Scotia, wrote in 1912 re her brother John, not heard from since 1881 when in Preston, c75 years.  6 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THORPE, Frank or Frank Thorpe LINDSAY. New Scotland Yard UK, wrote in 1913 regarding three letters they had received from him. He was working on a ship, is separated from his wife and three children, and had formerly been in a lunatic asylum. Philip DONOVAN is mentioned in connection with his wife. 6 pages, List 15.

THORPE, Jabez, sought by Gloster S. WHITE, printer and publisher, Bathurst, in 1897.  His 84 year father is Thorpe’s cousin and only relative in the colonies.  Not heard from for 7 years.  5 pages, List 36.

THORPE, Thomas, wrote in 1917 re his son John George Thorpe, 20 yrs and single, who had arrived in Melbourne in 1914 and hadn’t been heard of since. Found by police. Photo and 7 pages. (See comment about photographic reproduction costs in introduction.)

THORPE, William, sought by father W., Plaistow, London England, in 1913.  He was last heard of in Gippsland 20 years ago; hasn’t answered letters.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

THURSFIELD, Mrs., of Congleton, Cheshire England wrote in 1892 re her sister Mrs. GUNNING who was living near Bairnsdale Victoria.  5 pages, List 2.

THURSTON, William and John, sought by Annie FOSBERRY, Gravesend Kent England in 1907, on behalf of their father Thomas who had met “with a very Bad accident”.  William was a butcher, born Williamstown, John born Gippsland.  Police established that Thomas married a widow, Rachel SMITH, and the two were her sons from a previous marriage.  Found, they state that he cleared out some years ago, and decline to help.  9 pages, List 56.

THYNAN, Mrs. Thomas.  Chief of Police, Montreal, Canada, wrote on her behalf in 1893; she was anxious about her brother Richard HAND.  5 Pages.

TIBBLE, Mrs. E., of Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re her husband who deserted three months ago. He was a cook and baker, native of London and 48 years of age. 5 pages, List 14.

TICKEL, James, sought by sister Lydia WILLIAMS of North Monagan, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He left Beaworthy, Devonshire c57 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 31.

TICKLE, Thomas, sought by sister Charlotte HARRISON, Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894.  Believed to be in Castlemaine.  Not found.  2 pages, List 30.

TIDY, Jane, widow of Edward, accidentally killed near Auckland New Zealand in 1897.  Was a hotel proprietor in Rochester.  William BROWN of Brown & McCullach, Melbourne, her confidential agent, seeks details.  Copy of inquest on file.  12 pages, List 25.

TIERNEY, William, sought by sister Mrs Thomas SUTTON, Bilboa, Co Carlow Ireland in 1911.  Was in police force 30 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

TILBURY, W., West Croydon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1905 for information on William CHURCHER, believed living in Melbourne.  5 pages, List 47.

TILLICH, Andreas.  Austro Hungarian Consul in Melbourne wrote re him in 1907, not found.  15 pages, List 23.

TIMBS, Frank, clerk, 22 years, described, ran away from parents. W.L. CHRYSTAL, Christchurch New Zealand, asks discreet enquiry in 1909.  Not found.  9 pages, List 41.

TIMMONS, E.J., Chief of Police, New Rochelle, New York USA, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Samuel CLUXTON who left Ireland and was supposed to have died in Australia in the 1850s. 2 pages, List 18.

TIPP, Mrs A. of Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1907, giving details below.  She was placed in the Industrial School when 7 years old.  There were three daughters, Mrs ARTHUR, Mrs DONLAN and herself.  7 pages, List 57.

TIPP, Mrs A. of Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1908. She was born in Rokewood 43 years ago, her parents being Andrena and William MAY. She is entitled to a share in her late mother’s estate. Police report that her mother left her assets to her grandchildren. 4 pages, List 13.

TIRONI, Nikolaus.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consulate in 1906; was from Dalmatia.  4 pages, List 19 .

TOBIN, Edmond and late John.  Chicago Detective Bureau USA wrote in 1909 seeking details of their families.  Edmond’s children were Ellen, Margaret, Minnie, Julia, Michael, Edward and Nora.  John’s were Ellen, Daniel, Nora and Johanna.  5 pages, List 61.

TOBIN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother John WILLIAMS, born in Crook, Passage East County Waterford Ireland, whom she last heard from 35-36 years ago.  He would be 50-60 years of age, and owned some boats ‘that used to go up and down the Canal.’  3 pages, List 4.

TOBIN, Joanna, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, wrote in 1918 re her father Martin’s uncle Martin Tobin, twice married, had  daughters.  Some Tobin members contacted, but not found.  9 pages, List 55.

TODD, William.  Local vicar of Castle Eden, County Durham England, writes in 1892 re Todd, two years ago living in Melbourne.  His parents are anxious to hear from him.  6 pages, List 2.

TODHUNTER, Ada of Liverpool England wrote in 1919 re her husband Thomas, who had deserted her and their three children over two years.  He was a marine fireman aged 45 years.  5 pages.

TOGNOLINI, Antonio, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915, on behalf of relatives in Italy. He was born c1855 and has lived in Australia for many years, is not identical with a person of that name who died in 1912. Police find a woman who lived with him is now living with PAROVACINA in the Mallee area, but Tognolini is not found. 14 pages, List 8.

TOLLEY, Charles H., Buffalo, New York, wrote in 1918, giving personal details and asking if he is likely to be able to get employment in Victoria.  He was a metal polisher.  5 pages, List 50.

TOLLEY, Edward Albert.  Several letters in 1907 from solicitors Kennedy & Lusk, Napier New Zealand, urging prosecution of him for bigamy in Victoria, but his wife withdraws guarantee of paying expenses, and the case now proceeds.  22 pages, List 55.

TOLLITT, Joseph, Liverpool England, wrote in 1908 re father Joseph, a slater and plasterer, who left there c26 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 59.

TOMBLIN, Joseph.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1906 re this person, also known as Benjamin OTWAY, who was sought for the murder in London of Florence SAUNDERS in 1897.  He was believed to have returned to the Colonies, was formerly at St. Arnaud.  His wife was found there and interviewed, but the offender was not found.  4 pages, List 19.

TOMES, Captain H.E. Sought in 1913 by Rev. A. Lamble [?] on behalf of wife and family in Ireland. He arrived c3 years ago, drinks heavily. Found. 12 pages, List 14.

TOMLINSON, Mrs. of Preston, Lancashire England wrote in 1915 re her daughter Agnes Gwendoline, who left there in 1912 and wrote she had married Frank Joseph WILLIAMS, but they hadn’t heard from her for two years. ‘She is our only daughter … Oh sir do please find out what has happened to her …’. Police find her living with Williams, a married man, his wife is about to bring divorce proceedings, but do not tell parents of her exact circumstances. 14 pages, List 8.

TOMLINSON, Ralph, Dorchester, Boston USA, in 1907 sought his details of his uncle Robert  who went to Australia 1844, believed died in the 1860s, leaving a large estate. No trace. 4 pages, List 57.

TOMLINSON, Thomas of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1906 re Jeremiah CHICKEY who left Leeds c50 years ago for Tasmania and was now supposed to be in Melbourne; he was about 80 years old.  Tomlinson wrote on behalf of Chickey’s niece.  4 pages.

TOMS, James, Otahuhu, Auckland New Zealand, asks for report on sister Mrs. Kate WATT of North Melbourne in 1902.  Her husband Adam has a drinking problem etc.  10 pages, List 42.

TOPHAM, Mrs. M. of Harehills, Leeds, Yorkshire, wrote in 1914 re her husband Fred, who has been in Melbourne a year, in the clothes trade. Police locate him. 4 pages, List 7.

TOUSSAINT, John H.A. Steenstra, ex coffee planter in Java, in 1909 at the Hague, Holland, wrote seeking family details of his uncle Pybo Karel Sjourd Steenstra Toussant, born 1824.  Not found.  7 pages, List 62.

TOWNSEND, Patrick, sought by niece Mrs Julia WALSH, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA in 1908.  He was born in Co Kilkenny Ireland and left in 1864.  Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

TRACEY, Charles, sought by Mrs. J. BARNES, Cape Town South Africa in 1914. He was late chief steward of the S.S. South Africa which trades between there and Melbourne. She is the widow of the late Sub Inspector Barnes. Not found. 6 pages, List 14.

TRAIN, John H. of Los Angeles, wrote in 1897 re his brother Francis J. and wife Annie, both of whom accused each other of misbehaviour.  Police find she is living with a man named DAWSON.  8 pages, List 18.

TRAIN, Robert of Denver Colorado wrote in 1892 re his brother Francis Joseph, aged 24 years.  Their uncles were William and Robert Francis.  4 pages.

TRASK, Mrs. of London England wrote in 1902 re brother Henry HOPWOOD, then aged about 60 years, and whether his children were legitimate as he lived with several women.  16 pages, some torn.

TRAVERS, Jessie Louisa, of Wimbledon London England, wrote in 1914 re her son Arthur Percival Travers, who left England in 1913 with friend Leslie Stewart Langley FRASER; she has not heard from him. Fraser found, but not Travers. 8 pages and photo, List 7. See introduction re photo costs.

TRONSEN, Andreas/Andrew, born Drammen, Norway, left there in the 1860s for England, where he was known as Peter ERIKSON.  In 1909 his brother Karl M. Tronsen, Milwaukee, USA, asked police to find him.  Their mother and sister Petra had died.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

TROTTER, Frank R., wrote from Seattle USA in 1896 re Henry L. Trotter, born Co. Meath Ireland, living in Melbourne ‘a good many years.’ Not found.  6 pages, List 34.

TROTTER, John C.S.  Wrote to relatives in Edinburgh Scotland in 1897, claiming to be very ill and asking financial help for his wife and four children.  They contact solicitors who write asking confirmation; police advise he died of consumption.  8 pages, List 25.

TRUAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from St. Just Falmouth Cornwall in 1895 re her brother John ROBINS, who left 43 years ago; she has heard nothing since.  2 pages, List 28.

TUCKER, Albert J. of Hintham/Flintham, Newark on Trent, Notts, England, wrote in 1894 re John HARRIS of Exeter England.  Harris was a farmer in 1868; Tucker writes on behalf of John’s sister, Elizabeth TUCKER.  5 Pages, List 4.

TUCKER, Anthony, Captain 1st Cheshire Regiment Bombay India, wrote in 1892 re W.H. OSMAND who left England in 1887.  3 pages.

TUCKER, Charles Edward, sought by mother Eliza of Fairfield South, Kingston on Thomas, England in 1900. She wrote on black bordered paper. He left for Melbourne 12 years ago, and she hasn’t heard in a long time. Found. 3 pages, List 13.

TUCKER, Eliza, wrote from Fairfield South Kingston in 1901, has not heard from her son Charles for some months.  Found, has a business in Lonsdale Street.  3 pages, List 39.

TUCKER, Eliza, 91 years, Bayswater, London England, wrote in 1911, has not heard from son Charles for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 69.

TUCKER, John L., Mortimer, north of England, went to Toronto with wife in 1852 and left for the Australian goldfields in 1854, leaving behind a daughter, to whom he wrote c1866.  Hasn’t been heard from again.  In 1903 C.R. BAUM of Minneapolis, Minnesota, wrote seeking him.  His mother in law is the daughter.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

TUCKER, Thomas. Sought by mother Louisa of Southville, Bristol England. He arrived in Aust. c2 years ago, was a sailor aged 27 yrs. Police found a person of the same name, aged 55yrs, who thinks he’s an uncle. 10 pages, List 6.

TUDBALL, Amos James, sought by daughter E. Tudball, Washford, Taunton, Somerset England in 1906.  He left there 30 years ago for Australia; she and her mother joined him, but returned after he got into trouble.  8 pages, List 50/

TUGWELL, James, private detective, Brighton England, wrote in 1902, advising that his brother Henry embezzled money in Melbourne some years prior and is now living in Sutton, Surrey and well off.  Police find a warrant was issued in 1887, but the company is in liquidation and no-one is interested in a prosecution.  James claims he also is owed money.  7 pages, List 43.

TUNNICLIFFE, W., Stepney, London, wrote in 1908 re his aunt Mrs Ann SUMMONS, who had a hotel at Echuca 20 years ago; she is his mother’s sister.  She visited London and took his 17 year old sister Emma back to Australia with her, she would now be about 35 years.  Found.  9 pages, List 57.

TURA, Battista. Sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1920; had arrived c40 years before. Found. 6 pages, List 9.

TURLEY, Robert, 30 years, born Glasgow, hairdresser, left wife Agnes in 1913 and failed to send maintenance.  In 1915 the Glasgow Parish Council wrote, and he promised to send money, but still hadn’t done so by 1917.  13 pages, List 49.

TURNER, C.J. Ribton, wrote from Upper Norwood London England in 1893, re W.J. BURNHAM alias J.W. ALVAN, to Assistant Commissioner of Police, New Scotland Yard,London.  Burnham deserted his wife there and went to Australia; his wife is sister in law to Mr. SARGENT, agent for the Marquis of Northampton in Warwickshire.  They suspect Burnham has committed bigamy.  Victorian police find he is living with a Mrs. WEDGE, who is the daughter of Charles FRIEND, one time police magistrate in Tasmania, and whose husband divorced her for adultery with HODGSON.  21 pages, List 3.   Couple still living in Victoria in 1894, when Pastor Allan W. WEBB asks if bigamy is true, as they are in his congregation.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 18.

TURNER, Isabella, Aspen Grove, Lodge Lane, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1911 re her cousin James ROBERTSON, who had emigrated to the Australian goldfields prior to 1850, and was last heard from c1862.  He had a brother John and a sister Isabella CAMERON in Aberdeen, Scotland.  File lists all James Robertson entries located.  14 pages.

TURNER, Mrs. R.A., Rogers Hill, Worcester England, wrote in 1901 re her son Harry A. Turner, a baker, whom she had not heard from in over 3 years; found in Ballarat.  10 pages, List 4A

TYLER, Fannie L. of San Francisco.  Wrote to brother George in 1884; she was married with school age children.  Among a loose collection of folded pieces of paper, which included a letter to the Mayor of Melbourne from John C. MacDougall, stating that the bearer ‘who was connected with the press but has lost his hearing’ was in need of help.  Also included is a printed flyer for the American Novelty Co. of Eastern Arcade, and a collection of pencilled advertising slogans and poems.  No file, just the above pieces of paper.  List 18.

TYLER, Mrs. T.G., nee Kate Eliza HANN; information sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, on behalf of Mr. J. HOWES of Feltham, Middlesex England in 1919. Found. 6 pages, List 17.

TYRRELL, Elizabeth Clydesdale, of Dracut Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother David CLYDESDALE, a native of Paisley Scotland, who was in Melbourne c30 years ago.  3 pages, List 4.

TYRRELL, F.R. St Lawrence, District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Callooney, Co. Sligo, Ireland, wrote in 1905 re his brother Markham TYRRELL, then in Australia, who had served as a naval cadet and as 2nd officer on a ship, but was addicted to drink.  13 pages. TYRRELL, Joseph, wrote from Ballymahon, Co. Westmeath Ireland in 1895 re his brother James, who left there for Australia 7 years ago, would now be 27 years old.  Has heard he has been killed; confirmed and details provided.  5 pages, List 28.

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ULLMO, Lucien.  French Consul, Melbourne, wrote confidential letter in 1906 asking surveillance; he was 35-40 years and from a good family; ‘suffers from mental derangement’ is a danger to his countrymen.  8 pages, List 55.

UNMACK, Rev. Edward Carl. Chief Constable of Surrey, Guildford Surrey England, wrote in 1916 regarding him. He was rector of West Horsley Surrey, and claimed to be Australian born, but his parents are German. Encloses copies of birth and baptismal certificates and asks authenticity. Police report confirms certificates and details Unmack history of two brothers, one of whom was Edward’s father. 13 pages, List 6.

UREN, Edward of Penzance Cornwall England wrote in 1903 re Frederick William and George John THOMAS, both about 74 years, living near Bendigo.  6 pages.

USNER, Dorothy, came to Australia with Nat. Goodwin Theatrical Company, but had a falling out with them and left.  She had some nude photographs taken by FALKE in Melbourne.  Chief of Police and Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco both write seeking copies of photos for a forthcoming court case in 1899.   7 pages, List 37.

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VALGEM/VALGENE, Jene, wrote in 1892 from Helena Montana Territory USA re joining the Victorian police force.  He has travelled twice over the USA and Europe, and has worked as a detective.  Reply was to be directed to C/- D. SCHNAKENBERG, New York City, USA.  2 pages, List 2.

VALIOS, Tasi, Greek, 35 years, electrician, left wife Mary A. nee RUSSELL and children Marie and Nicholas in Glasgow in 1914 and came to Australia with – SHEPHERD, cinematograph entertainer.  In 1917 the Parish of Glasgow write asking police to trace him; has not sent maintenance since 1916, and the children are in their care. This is a very detailed file.  28 pages, List 50.

VANCE, Mrs A.E., Sioux City, Iowa USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Len J. LAUGHLIN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

VAN DYK, Berend.  Consul General for Netherlands wrote in 1908 re this person who was a tailor aged about 80 years.  His family in Holland had not heard from him for some time.  9 pages.  List 5

VAN HECK, Edith, of Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her husband’s activities in Melbourne; wants to take him to court for lack of maintenance. 4 pages, List 14.

VAN WYK, Mrs. Annie, Observatory, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re only brother Willie WILLIAMS, ship’s crew, left there in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

VAUGHAN, Frank of Calgarry, Alberta, Canada deserted his wife in 1915 and sailed for Australia with Alice POTTS.  Mrs. Vaughan and children left destitute.  Frank Vaughan was then aged 53 and had been a soldier and a freemason.  Alice Potts was 23 years.  File covers a period from 1916-1918.  21 pages.

VEALE, R.R., Sheriff of Contra Cost Co., Martinez, California, wrote in 1903 re Jerry O’MEARA who, with his family arrived in Antioch, California from Madera c1900 and purchased a property.  He then took a trip home to Ireland and has not returned.  Family informed he had gone to Australia; photos on file.  4 pages, List 2.

VEASEY, John.  Philip Baudinet, Mayor and Chief of Police, St. Helier’s Jersey, Channel Islands, wrote in 1901 re Veasey.  His wife and family are destitute and he was entitled to money from the Will of an uncle, John LAURENS, formerly M.L.A. in Victoria, and should be supporting them.  He was working as a gardener in Toorak.  Police interview Veasey, who states that his solicitor paid his wife’s debts of 40 pounds last year, and a daughter’s music lessons and he ‘is not prepared to make any provision for his wife or family, they must look out for themselves, he left them through his wife’s extravagance, which was keeping him always in debt … has no money at present, and even if he had, he would not send them one penny …’.  4 pages, List 5.

VEITCH, Walter G., wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1904 re his brother Robert L., who was born in Exeter.  Had seen report of a death, was it him – no.  4 pages, List 22.

VENNER, Frank, Royal Army Medical Corps, France, wrote in 1916 seeking his brother Alexander George; found.  Original letter not on file.  6 pages, List 55.

VENNING, John.  Anonymous letter received from England in 1911, alleging wife is immoral, gives family history etc.  Police interview family who say they have received similar letters; all from John, who is delusional.  A very detailed report.  11 pages, List 65.

VILVINS, John W. wrote from Gore, Southland, New Zealand re his father of the same name, in 1896, and requested further details in 1898. His daughter was married to – ALEXANDER. [Spelling of name not clear, could be VELVINS] 12 pages

VINCENT, George, wrote from Pentridge Gaol to the French Consul in Melbourne in 1895, asking for assistance as he was French.  He was convicted of forgery.  19 pages, List 29.

VINCENT, William.  Sought by mother Mrs. M. of Vancouver in 1899.  He left there as a seaman, hasn’t been heard of in 15 months.  Police find he served a prison term.  12 pages, List 23.

VINEY, Mary, of Carlton Victoria asks police for help in 1900. Her husband Walter Kyrke Viney left in 1892 for England, in connection with a legacy, and she hasn’t heard from him since. English police interview James KRYKE and report result. 5 pages, List 13.

VINICK, Phillip of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1914 re Robert VINICK.  3 pages.

VIVIAN, R.E., Bredlington, Yorkshire, wrote in 1903, asking for confidential report on his wife and unnamed brother who were living in Fitzroy.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 47.

VOLKER, Margaret, widow, wrote in German from Wurzburg, Bayern, re her son Robert, born 1866 and went to Tasmania in 1885/6.  7 pages, List 3.

VOLKER, Robert.  Brother Luise wrote in German from Bavaria in 1898; he was born 1866, went to Tasmania c1885.  7 pages, List 20.

VON FURSTENBERG, Mr. German Consul in Melbourne provides letter of introduction in 1891; he has served in Prussian Calvary. 1 page, List 15.

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WADDELL, William, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1917 on behalf of the aged mother of Alexander LITTLEJOHN, who left there in 1882 for Queensland, and was last heard of in Victoria in 1886. Various Littlejohns are interviewed, but none are the correct person. 5 pages, List 11.

WADDINGTON, Beatrice M. (Miss), wrote from Katoomba New South Wales, in 1894 re Thomas BEESON or BEASON, who left England in 1868 with a Mr. DYSON.  Asks his address.  1 page, List 4.

WADHAM, W.J. of West Disbury, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 on behalf of mother of E.A. Wadham, who was 78 years of age, and hadn’t heard from her daughter for some time.  ‘Is she leading a chaste life?’.  Police find she was married to – GRANT, but left him for another man (McDONALD) a seaman, but they were no longer together.  Daughter responds to police questions ‘because a woman does not choose to live with her husband is no reason why she should be branded a bad character…’.  14 pages.  List 5.

WAGNER, C.L., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905.  He has been sending money to his grandfather George MORLEY who lives with J.E. PARRY at South Melbourne, but he doesn’t seem to have received the latest money sent.  Report on grandfather.  6 pages, List 44.

WAGNER, Fletcher Bernard, sought by US Consul in 1909.  He left the US in 1905, 23 years, black complexion, spoke several languages.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

WAGNER, Heinrich. German Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1910. Heinrich had married Hannah MUSCHIALLI in Melbourne, and they had two children, Richard and Hannah, but the marriage was unhappy, and he had taken them to Germany in 1896, where they were adopted by their aunt. She would like a confidential report on their mother. 4 pages, List 14.

WAGNER, Johann Karl Justus, born Felzberg, Kreis Melzon, Hessen Germany, c1846, left c28 years ago, from London, a baker.  Sought in 1899 by sister Mary MUELLER.  A cousin, C. SCHMIDT says believes interstate.  Found.  15 pages, List 36.

WAGNER, Marie, St. Mande, Paris, wrote in 1915 re her husband John George, a Prussian.  He left there 16 years ago, and is believed to be living with his first wife’s sister Tecla SMETZ in Melbourne.  Marie wanted a divorce as she was worried she’d be placed in a concentration camp.  21 pages, List 54.

WAIN, Mrs Frederick, enquired for by William CRAWFORD, Shettleston Glasgow in 1911; last heard of at Fitzroy.  Found.  11 pages, List 69.

WAINE, Richard.  Wrote from Calgary Canada in 1914 re his brother J.S. who was in Melbourne.  Richard had cabled money for his return, but he had not arrived.  4 pages, List 2.

WAITS, Catherine of Liverpool England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Grace, married to a Mr. SMITH of Smith St. Police interview Grace’s son Terrance in Fitzroy. 4 pages, List 7.

WAKE, Florence Louise, wrote from London UK in 1897 re a newspaper report on a Henry Wake, a visitor from Qld to Melbourne, who was arrested for drunkenness.  She asks if it is her brother Henry Louis Frederick Daniel Wallis, whom she hasn’t seen for ten years.  She gives some family details.  Police report it was Charles Wake, a butcher, and not her brother.  11 pages, List 36.

WAKELIN, Alice, New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Edward J. KING of Geelong who had been sending maintenance for his illegitimate child.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 54.

WAKELIN, Oliver, deserted wife Fannabella and ten year old child in Martinborough New Zealand, claiming had ‘found Pastures New’.  They formerly conducted the local hotel.  Not found.  5 pages, List 45.

WALBOURN, Mrs William, Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1923, seeking her husband’s relatives.  Found.  6 pages, List 70.

WALKER, Eliza nee FOX, sought in 1911 by youngest sister Mrs Theresa MUNRO, who has recently arrived in Toronto.  Eliza left Dundee for Melbourne in 1878.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

WALDIE, A.B. Solicitors in New Plymouth New Zealand write on his behalf in 1911. He and his wife separated in 1907. He has heard she has died in Melbourne and seeks confirmation. Included on file is a letter from his relative in Scotland. 7 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Ada of Ulverston, Lancashire England, wrote a number of letters from 1916-1919 re her husband George, a boilermaker, who was in Australia and not supporting her and their three children. C.W. Dean, Clerk to the Guardians, also wrote. 19 pages, List 16.

WALKER, Charles William, a baker, sought by wife M. of Connifton Crossing, G.T.R. Station, Belleville, Ontario Canada in 1895; he left England 4 years ago; she is left with 6 children to support.  Found.  4 pages, List 28.

WALKER, David, c60 years, last heard of at Wagga Wagga, sought by brother W.B. Walker, Kroonstad, Orange River Colony, South Africa in 1910.  David left Dumbarton police in 1870s for Australia.  Not found.  12 pages, List 62.

WALKER, E.W. c/- Messrs Hanson & Orth, London, England, wrote in 1909 re his aunt Mrs Elizabeth M. BATTERSBY of St Kilda.  She is being cared for by Miss Mary CAWLEY; he thinks she is delusional.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 59.

WALKER, George S., Soldier Avenue, Younloville, Napa Co. California USA, wrote in 1897 re his sister Mary WALKER who left London in 1852 with a man named PICKETT.  She is due for a legacy, and he needs confirmation of her death or otherwise.  Another sister still lives in London.  11 Pages, List 4A.

WALKER, Miss L.A., King’s Norton, Birmingham England, wrote in 1916.  She is an inventor and has found that William Emanuel NAUNTON and Thomas Clark PALMER have patented her ‘new music system’,  Quite detailed letter.  11 pages, List 55.

WALKER, Lizzie, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother William O., aged c38 years; she is 26 years.  2 pages, List 3.

WALKER, Robert, wrote from Rangiora New Zealand re reported death of Samuel James Walker, shot by his son Joseph in 1912.  Asks is it his first cousin who was born in Portadown Co Armagh Ireland, and went to Canada.  Police confirm it is.  4 pages, List 32.

WALKER, Rose (nee McDONALD) of Ekehatina New Zealand wrote in 1907 re her uncle Alexander McDONALD who died in Kyneton Victoria recently.  4 pages, List 2.

WALL, Abraham, and sister Charlotte (late Mrs Henry NORMAN) sought in 1911 by brother Charles, Chicago USA.  They went to Australia c40 yeasr ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

WALL, Henry Charles, 18yrs, arrived Melbourne 1913, sought by father Henry of Manor Park, Essex England in 1914. Found. 5 pages, List 7.

WALLACE, John, of Hamilton Scotland NB, wrote in 1892 seeking details of his deceased brother James.  Police report he died a pauper, in gaol hospital; was born Lanark.  4 pages, List 2.

WALLACE, John, Glasgow, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Catherine HUNTER nee CROOKS, whose husband Hugh was a fireman on board ship and left it at Melbourne some years ago.  She has heard he intends to remarry.  Police establish he had married Harriet KAHMANN.  5 pages, List 55.

WALLBURTON, P.C., wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1902 regarding the death of his brother Robert.  9 pages, List 21. WALMSLEY, George, sought by wife Gertrude of Wagon Drift Farm, Perseverance near Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony in 1910.  He deserted her and their 3 children in 1908.   They lived in Germiston South Africa, he is a book-keeper, 31 years.  His family lives in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 27.

WALLER, Edward Walker, sought by unnamed wife, Southend on Sea, Essex, England, in 1909.  He was an engineer; not found.  Original letter not on file and some pages damaged.  4pages, List 60.

WALPOLE, Jonathon, Tralee, Co Kerry, wrote in 1895 re a near relative Thomas HUNTER, formerly in the Melbourne police, and a native of Queen’s Co. Ireland, who left there over 40 years ago.  2 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Mary Teresa of Liverpool, wrote in 1902 re brother William Stephen TOBIN, aged about 58 years, had been in Melbourne about 34 years and formerly lived in Co. Clare Ireland.  All William Tobin’s in Melbourne interviewed.  10 pages.

WALSH, Moses, left Wellington New Zealand c1887 for N.S.W., a butcher.  In 1895 his wife Ann writes from Wellington, has heard he is in Geelong.  Not found.  12 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Norah, Elizabeth and Johanna, sought by Richard SKEIN, police department, San Francisco USA in 1913, on behalf of their sister Katherine Walsh.  They were long term residents of Melbourne but natives of Ballycasey Co Clare Ireland.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

WALSH, Mrs. P. of Syracuse New York USA wrote in 1897 re tracing Columb DALTON, who was born in Tullamore Kings Co. Ireland, son of Francis & Ann DALTON nee McDERMOTT.  Columb was living in Melbourne in 1855 with John DALEY and his son Anthony, and was leaving for the Mount Blackwood gold diggings.  His mother had never heard from him again, and now her grandchildren have taken up the search.  Police establish a William DALTON was at Blackwood many years before, but could not locate Columb.  5 pages, List 3.

WALSH, Robert, Ballykilavane, Glenealey, Co Wicklow Ireland, wrote in 1901 re his brother James of Clashland near Meathdrum Co Wicklow, not heard of for some years.  Joined the Vic. Police force c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 41.

WALTER, Mrs. K., Wandsworth, London, wrote in 1913 re her son Alfred George Evan Walter, who left for Australia in 1911, and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found.  9  pages, List 64.

WALTERS, Rev. Charles, Director of the Red Hill Reformatory, Surrey England, wrote in 1863 to Messrs J.H. Clough & Co., Melbourne re Israel BENNETT and Charles Henry PARKER, both under twenty years, who were seeking work in Australia.  After their arrival, Walters’s cousin A.J. DUFFIELD, of the Melbourne Club, writes to police re finding them later in the year, as they have gone missing.  13 pages, List 2.

WALTERS, Richard. (A very complicated story). A boilermaker, he deserted his family in Melbourne in 1887. His daughters Edith, Mary, Sarah and Margaret were taken into care by government officials, then the last three were sent to an aunt Mrs. S. Walters in Auckland New Zealand in 1890. Their mother Margaret bigamously married Joseph BLANCHE, but he found out about her previous marriage and went to Western Australia, and now wants police help in prosecuting Walters and not having to pay for Edith’s maintenance by government. Richard Walters had a brother named John and a nephew named Fred, both in Auckland New Zealand. 9 pages, List 9.

WALTON, Frank, sought by wife in Woodgate, Leicester, Engalnd, in 1910.  Was at Richmond in 1908; not heard from since.  12 pages, List 63.

WALTON, Robert C., Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1915 re 3uncles, Christopher, Storey and John Walton, of Co Durham, last heard of in Ballarat.  Christopher’s widow located. 21 pages, List 54.

WARBURTON, Cyril Edward, sought by brother Arthur George of Te Awamutu New Zealand in 1919.  He hasn’t written for some months.  5 pages, List 26.

WARD, G.T., JP for Folkestone, wrote in 1901 re former servant James SLADE who went to Australia for the benefit of his health in 1900.  Further letter by Ann SLADE, mother of James.  10 pages, some torn.

WARD, Mrs. Jessie of Blighmont Park, near Southampton England, wrote in 1915 re Leslie ROBERTS, whose mother was living at Freemantle, Southampton, and worried about him. He is found safe and well. 7 pages.

WARD, John.  Wife wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1902, asking if newspaper report of death of this man at Jumbunna is her husband; whom she last heard from two years ago.  He is 42 years old.  Report states not her husband.  4 pages, List 43.

WARD, John Dudley (Major), left wife Millie in Vancouver Canada in 1910.  In 1911 she asks discreet enquiry.  Not found.  7 pages, List 66.

WARD, John, Prahran, sought by J.H. GIBSON, solicitor, Wigton, Cumberland England in1911; he is executor of an estate.  4 pages, List 68.

WARD, Thomas.  Died suddenly at Nareeb Nareeb Station, Caramut, in 1898.  A native of Manchester, c 70 years.  Police find letters from mother Mary JENKINSON, and sisters Emma NICHOLSON and M. COOKE, all from Manchester, and written in the 1860s.  They are still on the file.  13 pages, List 20.

WARKE, -. Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1912 re two men named Warke and Wallace, who claimed they were seeing a friend off on a ship from Freemantle to Colombo, and had a few drinks on board, not realising the ship had left port. They had two women with them (unidentified, but called Mrs. Warke and Mrs. Wallace). They were charged with not having paid for the voyage, once the ship arrived in Colombo. Warke claims to have been born in Wedderburn, has a stepfather named Darling, and is a well-known jockey. Wallace claims he came from Perth, and his father is a doctor. Melbourne police confirm Warke’s claim. 4 pages, List 9.

WARNECKE, Carol, Oakland, California USA, wrote in 1907 re his brother in law James STRINGER and wife; he hasn’t heard from them for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

WATERS, John, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, was written to by Mr. D.J. MacKAY 3-4 years ago, asking if he was the nephew and adopted son of Isabella Waters, who died 25 years ago.  Although he replied in the affirmative to MacKay, he has been unable to get a response, so asks police help in 1895.  Isabella was married when very young to William YOUNG and went to Melbourne with him.  MacKay not found.  6 pages, List 31.

WATKINSON, Mrs. C.L. of Kensington, London, wrote in 1905 re her brother Henry Joseph REED, born 1866, left there in 1891 for Australia, last heard of in Ballarat in 1899. Police report his death and that Albert NICHOLS of South Melbourne paid the burial expenses. Letter from Reed to on file as well. 8 pages, List 15.

WATSON, Charles Angus, committed suicide at the Melbourne Coffee Palace in 1910.  An acquaintance, Joseph Edward PRINCE gave evidence, but the details must have been confused, because Prince’s mother, Mrs Ellen ARMSTRONG of Liverpool wrote asking for his belongings, and Mr and Mrs Robert PRICE of Bootle, who he had lived with, identified a photo of the deceased as Prince.  A complicated case, with a photo of the deceased on file, and some duplication.  28 pages, List 62.

WATSON, Ernest Joseph, sought by sibling H. Watson, of Bedford England in 1919; last heard of in 1916. Was a steward on a shipping line. 5 pages, List 17.

WATSON, Mrs H.L., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re her husband A.H., who left her some time ago.  6 pages, List 66.

WATSON, Mrs. Margaret, Troyville, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1915 re her son Henry Theophilus, who was in the police force in Melbourne in 1913.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Mrs. P.J. of Athlone Ireland, wrote in 1915 re ‘a grand uncle of mine, William CUNNINGHAM, who was transported to Tasmania for a political offence in 1813 and never heard from until 18 years ago a death in an Irish paper of William Cunningham who died in Australia, worth thousands of pounds. His nephews and nieces thought it was him, but they are old people and uneducated. Presently a man of the name in New York is seeking information …’. Cunningham is believed to have been ‘a carpenter and married to a Maori queen.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 8.

WATT, Mrs Mary, Wanganuie New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re William DAVEY.  She has been looking after his child since 1911 and he owes maintenance.  Found.  4 pages, List 70.

WATT, Mrs M., Wanganui, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re William DAVEY; believed in Melbourne, has not sent money for his child.  Found.  5 pages, List 71.

WATTERS, Jim alias Paul JONES alias Black Pearl alias Black Prince.  St Louis police chief forwards photo and Bertillon chart of this criminal in 1901, and asks if he is known in Melbourne; no.  2 pages, List 40.

WATTS, William, farmer, Kilmore, sought by sister who has written but received no reply in 1897.  Mrs. J. BENNETT writes from Chadwell Essex England; not clear if she is the sister.  6 pages, List 34.

WAY, Frank, sought by mother Mrs. H.E., Wimbledon, England, in 1916.  Not found.  19 pages, List 52.

WEAVER, Walter Francis.  Mrs Frances Mary Weaver, Maida Vale, London enquires from 1908-1912 whether he was still alive.  Letter from 1899 also on file, from Laurence Weaver.  18 pages, List 72.

WEBB, M. of Cork Ireland wrote in 1899 re son John, who was in police force.  Parents had not heard from him for past three years.  8 pages.

WEBB, Mrs. Mary of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1897 re her son, who was in the police force. She hasn’t heard from him in two years. 5 pages, List 9.

WEBB, Mrs Mary, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906 re her son John, ex constable.  Found, ‘doubtful he will contact her’.  5 pages, List 55.

WEBB, Nathan, sought by brother Sidney John Webb of Vancouver in 1906; arrived 1881.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

WEBBER, Pte. P.G. of H.M.S. Monmouth, Hong Kong, wrote in 1908 re his father Richard, a tailor, last heard from at Stawell in 1892.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

WEBSTER, William Thomas, alias GILBERT.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1899 about this man, then living in Bermondsey England with mother.  An anonymous letter says he is wanted for wife and child desertion in Victoria.  Report shows Tasmanian warrant issued at Bothwell.  Children were Ethel, George, Tasman and Edward.  7 pages, List 36.

WEEKS, James W., ex constable, sought by Courtenay O. WEEKS, surveyor, Co. Cork Ireland.  2 pages, List 2.

WEEKS, Robert.  Information sought by brother Thomas of Brittas Slade, More Co., Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He was in the Victorian police force, believed to have died. Death confirmed and details of beneficiaries, including
daughter Susan G. BRESLIN, given.  6 pages, List 41.

WEINBERG, R. of Focsani Romania, wrote in 1894 re his nephew Phillip A. WEINBERG, who left there for the USA then Australia, working in a Smelting Company.  3 pages.  List 4.

WEILL, Leopold, sought by brother in law Charles COHEN, who wrote from Westhofen, Alsaac in 1896.  He had previously written in 1892/3 – these letters are not on this file.  Leopold’s mother has died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 34.

WEISELER, Joseph P. of Australia, wrote a postcard, in German, in 1898. Translation reveals he wanted details of his father Joseph. Not found. 5 pages, List 14.

WELBY, E., of Cape Mounted Riflemen, King Williams Town, South Africa, wrote in 1893 seeking address of Sir Samuel WILSON, late of Victoria, and maiden name of wife.  3 pages, List 3.

WELBY, E., of Kingstown South Africa, wrote in 1893 re Frederick and Sarah WILSON.  She is his aunt and he hasn’t heard from her since 1871.  One of the family is believed to have married Alexander SWANSON.  6 Pages.

WELCH, Frank R.C., of Dordrecht Holland wrote in 1917 re his father J. WELCH, who left 18 years ago from South Africa, supposedly for Australia. His brother and he are anxious to hear something. Reply states the more details are needed, such as full name, age, occupation etc. 2 pages, List 6.

WELCH, William C. of Hartford, Conn., USA wrote in 1910 re his uncle William HOWARD, native of Cork Ireland, who left there 45 years ago. Every William Howard in Melbourne directory traced, but none the correct person. 10 pages. List 5.

WELLER, Mrs. Laurie M. wrote to South African police in 1915 re her husband, Franklin Maximillian, for whom she has a warrant for maintenance. She claims he married Lucy STANTON but he denies this. South African police give details to Victorian police. 6 pages, 2 very faint, and photo. List 8. See instructions re photographic copying costs.  Incomplete file, which would appear to be part of the above file, states that he was working for the New York Life Assurance Co. and living with woman Stanton.  13 pages, List 58.

WELLS, Mrs. Amanda, of Chicago Ill., USA wrote in 1915 re Mrs. Irving SAYLES, wife of her brother. She has heard he has died. Police find her interstate. 5 pages, List 7.

WELLS, William Joseph, inmate of Parish Workhouse Liverpool.  Department of External Affairs seeks his wife and family, believed to be at Mitiamo.  Various families interviewed, but not found.  11 pages, List 65.

WENSLEY, Annie, sought by sister Mrs Elise E. EADON, San Jose, California USA in 1907-08.  She was in business in Melbourne in 1881.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

WERNER, F.H., Hill Crest, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re snake charmer CLEOPATRA, who owed him for payment of snakes she had bought.  She is located interstate.  3 pages, List 45.

WEST, A., wrote from South Hackney, London in 1892 regarding Edward John LILLEY, owner of steamer ‘The Lady Darling’ trading on River Murray.  The writer’s mother was his twin sister.  6 pages, List 2.

WEST, James, of San Gabriel, California USA, wrote in 1917-19 re James A. CENTER of West Brunswick, ‘Scotch Highland Bagpipe Maker’ and his failure to send him a set of bagpipes he had paid for.  He needed them to enter a Canadian Regiment.  15 pages, List 18.

WESTALL, John Robert.  Brother write from Accington Lancashire England; has heard he has been killed.  Mother is over 70.  Police locate him and report confidentially he has a wife and family here, and possibly one back in England.  5 pages, List 3.

WESTCOTT, George, Priory, Taunton, England, wrote in 1916 re son Herbert Isaac, who had joined the AIF and returned wounded.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

WESTERFIELD, Adolf E.R., wrote from Staten Island New York USA in 1904; intends to travel with a moving picture show and asks if daughter can perform dances.  2 pages, List 32.

WESTLAKE, Charles and Hannah, sought by sister in law Mrs William LAND, formerly Annie E. BRAWN, Garson Mine, Ontario Canada, in 1911.  Police find both have died and give details.  6 pages, List 66.

WHEELER, J.H. wrote from Seaford, Delaware USA in 1895 re his uncles John and Joseph CROAD, who left Portsmouth UK about 1850 for the Victorian goldfields; relatives found.  5 pages, List 30.

WHEELER, Wilfred Latham, sought by sister H. Latham Wheeler, West Kensington London England, in 1911.  Not heard from since 1906, c38 years, mother dying.  Found to have died in 1908; she sends donation to hospital.  15 pages, List 69.

WHELAN, M.R., Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1916 re brother John, who arrived from Co Kerry in 1910 and was last heard of in 1914, found. 3 pages, List 69.

WHITAKER, George, sought by William W. Whitaker, Limerick, Ireland in 1898; he was a grand uncle, had a hotel, formerly in British Army, brother of Rev. Thomas Knox Whitaker.  Not found.  7 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, c20 years, sought in 1902 by widowed mother in Dundee, Scotland; believed injured while working on a boat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 42.

WHITE, Mrs Annabella, 38 years, sought by mother Mrs William EDWARDS, Dullingham near Newmarket, Cambridge England, in 1911; last heard of at Southern Cross W.A.  Employment history given; found in hospital.  10 pages, List 67.

WHITE, James, of North Taunton Devon England, wrote in 1916 re his son (un-named) and a letter his daughter received from Miss E.B. WATERS of Sth Melbourne, a copy of which he encloses. Police report that his son refuses to write to him and Miss Waters wrote to relieve the family’s anxiety. 7 pages, List 8.

WHITE, John and son John Samuel, formerly of Parish of Gwithian, Cornwall; information sought by Christian ELLIS of Hayle, Cornwall in 1898.  Police find father has died; son is a MLA.  9 pages, List 26.

WHITE, M., insurance agent, Blenheim New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re Harold CLARK of Fitzroy, 23 years and his father’s estate.  6 pages, List 38.

WHITE, Stanley H., Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his wife Caroline nee MELL and children Stanley Roy and Lenny, who left Perth W.A., possibly with James HOBBS, a carpenter.  He is applying for a divorce.  6 pages, List 43.

WHITE, Sydney and brother J.  Information on them sought by Chief of Police, Calcutta in 1907.  They were jockeys and their mother married into the CRUSH family.  7 pages.

WHITE, Mrs. T., Brown Street, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1905 re Henry BLAKELY.  Her letter missing from file, but his widow found living near Ballarat.  3 pages, List 44

WHITE, W.F., taxidermist, ornithologist etc., wrote from Winnipeg Manitoba in 1904, seeking William COURTNEY ‘who went out there … boring artesian wells’ c12 years ago.  His mother and sister would like to know his whereabouts.  His sister Miss Courtney was living in Rat Portage, Ontario.  Courtney found.  14 pages, List 35.

WHITE, William.  Information sought by sister Phyllis DRING, Sunderland England in 1912.  He went to Melbourne a year previously, but her letters returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 70.

WHITEHOUSE, William.  Wrote a very sad letter from Wellington New Zealand, re death of his son (John) William, a jockey, at Katamatite in 1907, asking for details.  13 pages, List 23.

WHITMORE, Henry, wrote from Lincoln England in 1900 re his youngest brother Charles Wriothesially, last heard from in Melbourne in 1887.  Gives details of family who are scattered throughout the world, and encloses a photo.  Found.  List 35.

WHITMORE, Mrs. W.A. of Nelson British Columbia Canada wrote in 1914 seeking her uncles the LISTON brothers, who left Scotland ‘years before’.  Their sister Catherine married Daniel SHEPHERD of Dumfermline Scotland, emigrated to Canada and settled in Pembroke, Ontario.  Police checked many Liston families in Victoria trying to track these particular brothers. 32 pages.

WHITTAKER, Mrs. Florence L., of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1916 re her sister, Mrs. Fred. RAYMOND, who was in Melbourne in 1913. Found by police. 6 pages. List 6.

WHITTINGTON, Emily, Erith, Kent England, wrote in 1901 re her husband Rev. Harry, who had deserted her; believed to be in Melbourne with another woman.  He was a non-conformist minister and lecturer on the Boer War.  His movements traced for some time, but not found.  11 pages, List 40.

WHYTE, Henry Mollison.  Wife wrote from Dundee Scotland in 1900.  They were married 25 years ago, and he left her 3 years later for Melbourne.  Not found.  7 pages, List 38.

WIGGINS, George, sought by brother T.(?) J. Wiggins, St Mary Cray, Kent, England, in 1900.  He was in Perth for some years, but left there for Melbourne 3 years ago.  Extensive search fails to find him.  45 pages, List 39.

WIGGINS, George, deserted wife in Victoria c1900.  In 1913 police receive an anonymous letter from New Zealand which says he has ruined several young girls there; – GOYDE in Hastings and – FIDDLES in Dunedin, and is beating his current wife in Auckland.  He is using the name George George.  8  pages, List 64.

WIGMORE, – Dr.  Information sought by wife in Wadhurst, Sussex England, in 1912; hasn’t heard for some months.  Found.  6 pages, some damaged.  List 72.

WIGMORE, Frederick, sought by J.E. Wigmore of Gloucestershire U.K. in 1895; last heard of a year ago in Essendon.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

WIGSTON, William Bernard, sought by father W.J. of Rushmere, Ashtead, Surrey England in 1909. Found by police, he states he will write but never does. Father writes again in 1914. Police find he is using the name Henry HALL and appears to be doing well. 11 pages.

WILDBORE, J.E. of Oldham England, wrote in 1919 re his brother in law John BECKETT, 25 years, formerly in the army, last heard of in Melbourne. Photo in uniform on file. 3 pages, List 16.

WILKIE, James W., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1909, enclosing copy of letter written to his wife by Florence McLOUGHLIN of Carlton castigating her; says there have been other letters.  His wife was formerly engaged to Harry VALLENCE who was injured and died c1904.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 61.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Ellen of Hull England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Horace W. FRANKISH, who accidentally drowned at San Remo Victoria.  13 pages, List 3.   Further letter thanks Chief Commissioner for his help.  1 page, List 3.

WILKINSON, Mrs Lena of Benwell Newcastle England wrote in 1916 re her husband Joseph Edward. They had three children; she hasn’t heard from him in 4 years. Police find he went through ‘a form of marriage’ with Margaret ROBERTS and has left Victoria, fearing prosecution. 19 pages, List 6.

WILLCOX, Paul, J.P., Rahotu, Taranaki New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Peter HALL and family, who were at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in the 1870s. Mrs. Hall was his late mother’s sister and ‘the only relative I have’. Police report Peter and wife deceased, but find children. 4 pages, List 7.

WILLETT, William, sought by niece Elizabeth MORRIS nee MEREDITH of Blaenavon, Monmouth England in 1899.  He was tried at Hereford in 1840 and transported to Tasmania.  She wrote to Hobart police, who forwarded on to Melbourne police.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

WILLGERODT, Otto, born 1868, emigrated to Australia in 1868, last heard of from White Cliffs NSW in 1896.  Letter, in German,  from mother in Gettingen Germany in 1900, seeking details.  Not found, despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 37.

WILLIAMS, Alfred, London, England, inspector Kennington police, wrote in 1908 re brother Frank White Williams, who died suddenly in South Yarra, and was engaged to Edith KENNEDY of Windsor.  6 pages, List 59.

WILLIAMS, Catherine, Wavertree, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re her husband Captain O.P. Williams, who went to Melbourne in 1910 and has not been heard from since. Not found.  In 1913 his brother O.C. Williams wrote from Liverpool and he was located.  25 pages, List 65.

WILLIAMS, Edwin, convicted at Kidderminster, Worcestershire UK c45 years ago, and transported to Victoria, then aged 17 years.  About 1880 he wrote to his nephew of the same name in Kidderminster.  Son in law W.A. GREEN of Georgetown, Conn., USA wrote about him in 1895.  Not found.  6 pages, List 28.

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth, c12 years, daughter of Thomas, sister of John and Joseph, and pupil at Netherby School in 1908.  Head master wrote to the Neglected Children’s Department asking if she could be helped by removing her from the family; ‘mother is slovenly’ he suspected incest which is disproved, but she is removed to the Nazareth Home in Ballarat. 6 pages, List 85.

WILLIAMS, Fanny C. Wynn, Wellington New Zealand, wrote to Mrs. Edith Mary PARROT, Geelong, via the Chief Commissioner of Police.  She couldn’t be located and the letter is still on the file.  8 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMS, F.H., solicitor of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re James Samuel JONES who left there c4 years ago, a miner.  His wife has not received any maintenance from him.  12 pages.  List 4.

WILLIAMS, J. of Ceylon wrote in 1901 re his wife’s family.  Her parents, brother and herself and sister were on way to Australia, when mother died in hospital at port of Galle 22 years ago.  The father and brother continued on to Australia, while she and her sister were taken care of by a Mr. ORLOFF.  Both daughters are now married.  The parents name was ANGLUM, (ANGLIM?) but no such name is found by police.  6 pages.

WILLIAMS, J.T., Sgt, Calcutta Police, wrote in 1907 re joining Victoria police; formerly a soldier, 26 years. 3 pages, List 14.

WILLIAMS, Jessie, Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re her husband Henry, 63 years, now destitute in Perth; is trying to get him to his son in law John McRAE, sawmiller.  12 pages, List 49.

WILLIAMS, 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, Jonathan, sought by nephew Eli LEWIS, Ten Tentre, Glamorgan, South Wales, in 1912.  Has been in Australia for over 40 years, last heard of at Yandoit 6 months ago; their letters have been returned.  Not found.  10 pages, List 72.

WILLIAMS, M., of Seedley Park Manchester wrote in 1892 re Thomas PARKER, his wife Annie’s brother.  They were the children of Thomas Parker, a solicitor in Liverpool and formerly of Preston near Lancashire.  Thomas junior was a baker and left Liverpool in 1864.  10 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sarah McKean, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1912 re her McKEAN relatives, Samuel, Agnes and James. She lived with them as a child in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 15.

WILLIAMS, Mrs W, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England, wrote a series of letters in 1911 re son Ronald George, who hasn’t replied to her letters.  His brother worked for Punch magazine, and there were 8 of the family here.  Found.  43 pages, List 67.

WILLIAMS, Walter of Newport, Monmouth, Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother Charles, a sailor, 36 years, who left Rio c1891.  Charles was the eldest of four brothers and four sisters, parents dead.  Walter has seen a report of a death of a Charles Williams in a boating accident and asks if this is his brother, whom the family have not heard from in a long time.  Reply states another person.  4 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMSON, Mrs Mallet, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1911 re her widowed daughter Mrs J. Hamilton SMALLMAN, whose husband died interstate, they had lived in Ballarat.  7 pages, List 68.

WILLIAMSON, Nathaniel, sought by brother in law George CLARK, Aberdeen Scotland in 1910.  He left there 25 years ago, not heard from for 2 years, mother is anxious.  Found.  12 pages, List 66.

WILLIAMSON, Thomas.  Wrote from Boston U.S. in 1899 seeking police help in finding Mr & Mrs James CLELAND, who left Redding near Falkirk Scotland c30 years before; Cleland had been a gardener like his father, on estate of Sir Thomas LIVINGSTON.  Found.  20 pages, List 20.

WILLIS, Sara, Shipley, Yorkshire, wrote in 1916 re  her husband John Willis, who left there in 1911 and hasn’t been heard from since 1913.  He ‘comes from a good family …’.  Not found.  10 pages, List 52.

WILLIS, William James, sought by wife Kathleen, Anfield, Liverpool England, in 1911; has a first mate’s certificate, is c40 years, deserted ship in Sydney.  She has 6 children and may have to work into the workhouse.  Not found.  8 pages, List 69.

WILSON, Mrs. Anna, wrote from Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894, seeking two sisters Rachel and Elisa MATHEWS.  Rachel married FITZGERALD, policeman at Co. Mayo Ireland, then moved to Melbourne.  3 pages, List 30.

WILSON, Mrs. Celia F. (Mrs Fred.) of Hyde Park Massachusetts USA wrote in 1919 re her aunt Alice LENANE, her mother’s sister.  3 pages, List 2.

WILSON, C.J., Central South African Railways, Pretoria, South Africa, wrote in 1903 seeking a confidential report on Thomas Henry JOHNSTON, with whom he was in partnership in a brick making concern in Johannesburg and who absconded with funds.  Johnston was formerly in the South African Light Horse.  His family located.  3 pages, List 45.

WILSON, Edward Carus, of High Hayne, Moreton, Hampstead, England.  Serving sentence in gaol in Melbourne under assumed name 1879.  Melbourne police send a copy of his photo to English police, suspecting he is wanted there, under another name.  Response states above is his correct name, and that he and his brother Herbert had both been schoolmasters and were highly educated.  Edward had forged a cheque in his father’s name and a warrant had been issued, but the cheque, (the evidence) had been destroyed.  8 pages.  List 5.

WILSON, Mrs. Eva of Palmerston North New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re her husband Arthur Henry, who ‘cleared out about ten years ago’. He was born Derbyshire England, a painter and paperhanger aged c34 years. They only lived together for c7 months. Her father is T. MORGAN of Melbourne. Police cannot locate him. 9 pages, List 7.

WILSON, George B.  Information sought by Credit Reporting Co, Boston USA in 1907.  He was English, c24 years, was in police force and served in Boer War.  No such person, but thought, given a reference to Baden Powell’s force, that South Africa was meant.  7 pages, List 48.

WILSON, Mrs. Isaac nee Kittie BENNETT of Clarkville Raiapoi Island, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1901 for the address of her uncle Sir Arthur Nicholson, Bart.  Her father married his sister Mary.  Nicholson had been in Australia but had gone back to England some years ago.  8 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Jos. Of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, USA, wrote in 1896 re his uncle Daniel HARRINGTON, or his descendants. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Kate, wrote from Braamfontein, Johannesburg South Africa in 1912 re her husband Henry Harry WILSON, who has left her and their three children.  She believes his correct name is James MURPHY.  His sister Mrs. George BREW lives in Melbourne; interviewed, she denies any knowledge of his whereabouts.  5 pages, List 32.

WILSON, M.D., wrote from Toronto Canada in 1894 re his uncle RYALL, who left England for Australia many years before.  1 page.  List 4.

WILSON, Mary Ellen.  Sought by mother Ann DALLAS of Preston, Lancashire in 1894, last heard from in 1891; husband is C.F. Wilson.  Found.  5 pages, List 22.

WILSON, R., of Newcastle on Tyne England, twice in 1899 re his brother Frederick William, who left there in 1876 and settled in Melbourne. His wife was the daughter of Patrick O’CONNOR and had died leaving two children; there was a court case over custody of the children. Frederick would be c46 years. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Robert, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1908 re his brother James, who he has not been in touch with for many years. He had heard of his death, and believes he left considerable property. Police find he died destitute. 6 pages, List 10.

WILSON, William, St Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1907 re brothers Edward John and James, who left Dufftown, Banfshire Scotland for Australia in 1885.  Not found. 12 pages, List 48.

WILTSHIRE.  Colombo police sent a telegram in 1899 requesting police check S.S. Stuttgart due in Melbourne, with a person named B. SALTER on board, to see if he is the same as Wiltshire.  Wiltshire was from Norwood Surrey England, 26 years, assistant in a mercantile firm there, and his parents were anxious about him.  Police subsequently send photo which is on file, followed by a letter stating ‘mystery has been cleared up’.  26 pages, List 24.

WINDSOR, Mrs. Annie, Earlsfield, London England, wrote in 1906 re her husband Robert.  They were married for 31 years, and he has run off with another woman and is believed to be in Melbourne.  Letter to him on file, signed ‘your broken hearted destitute, starving wife’.  He was a tailor, c50 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 44.

WINKFIELD, John P.C., JP of Westminster, London, wrote in 1897 re James Charles BETTS. Winkfield is sole executor of Betts’s step-mother’s Will, and Betts is entitled to a weekly allowance, which has been sent, but remains unacknowledged. Police find he has been interstate. 6 pages, List 9.

WINTER, Thomas, Cheetham, Manchester, England, wrote in 1913.  His wife Bessie nee Elizabeth WILLIAMS has deserted him, taking their adopted 5 year old daughter with her.  He believes she’s in Melbourne with a man.  A slip of paper leads police to Letitia DODGSON, who says she doesn’t know Winter.  5  pages, List 64.

WISDEN, Mrs. A., of Brighton, Sussex, England, wrote in 1895 re her husband William, whom she last heard from six years ago, when he was in poor circumstances.  Mentions Carrie, Willie and Esther.  10 pages, List 4.

WISEMAN, Mary, Liverpool England, wrote in 1908 re her husband John, not heard of for 18 months.  Not found.  10 pages, List 59.

WISHART, John.  Solicitors Drever & Heddle, Kirkwall, Orkney Scotland wrote in 1892 re him.  He was a native of the Parish of Orphin near there, who went to Australia many years ago.  His parents are now dead, and his brother is looking for him, as he is to inherit some property.  Later letter acknowledges police help in locating him.  8 pages, List 2.

WITT, Florence C., of Canning Lodge, Croydon England, wrote in 1897 re her husband George Cornelius Witt, who left for Melbourne nearly three years previously, had a position with the Union Bank. He sent money regularly up to a year ago, then his father told her he had gone to the U.S. to get a divorce, and offered to give her money to let the divorce go unchallenged. She refused and the American court ordered him to pay her maintenance, which he has not done. She asks police help, but they reply it is not a police matter. 5 pages, List 9.

WITTS, John, of Wapping, London England, wrote in 1914 re his daughter Bessie Witts, 24 yrs, who left Liverpool in 1912 for Melbourne. Last heard of in a partnership with a young woman she met on board. Found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

WOLFE, Charles, alias PAGE, HANNING, HARVEY. Sentenced to gaol in England in 1904 for confidence trick. Came from Australia with his wife and children and father Walter. Scotland Yard ask his Australian background. He is Jewish, 35 years etc. Two small photos, one full face, one profile. 8 pages, List 12. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs.

WOLFSON, Jacob.  Brooklyn USA police wrote in 1900 on behalf of his wife and family, not heard from for 4 months.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

WOLSTENHOLME, Alice, wrote from Radcliffe, Manchester England in 1912, asking police to visit St. Kilda cemetery and confirm that her husband Dennis is buried there and the name on the tombstone.  He supposedly died in 1895, but she is suspicious.  Her daughter received an income from his estate, but she has now died, aged 22, and the income has stopped.  His family will not give her any financial assistance.  Police confirm the death and that his name is on the monument.  7 pages, List 32.

WOOD, Mrs. C. of Prenton, Birkenhead, England wrote in 1906 re her brother Thomas HUDSON, over fifty years in Australia and living with deceased wife’s niece, Mrs. McVICAR, of Port Melbourne.  6 pages.

WOOD, Charles, of Bow, London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Robert, once in Melbourne. Two brothers have died and he needs to let him know. Found. 2 pages, List 7.

WOOD, Edward, sought by C. CAMPBELL, Brooklyn New York USA in 1907.  His mother Mary is Edward’s sister.  He was a baker, last heard of in Melbourne 35 years ago.  Not found.  A7383

WOOD, Ernest, Haslemere, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his father Samuel Ward Wood, ladies tailor, who left there in 1908 and used to write to his wife in Brighton, Sussex, regularly, but hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

WOOD, J., wrote from Taranaki New Zealand in 1910 re his wife who has deserted him and is living in Neerim South; wants his 3 children, Joseph Charles 12, Laurie 7 and Ivy Marion 6 years, returned to him.  6 pages, List 27.

WOOD, Mrs. Mabel, Clapham Junction, London, England, wrote in 1918 re her father – GADD, who left there in 1912, and has failed to pay maintenance.  Found, he claims willing to pay fare to Australia but she refuses to join him.  7 pages, List 50.

WOOD, Percy Ambler, sought by wife Sophia of Detroit Michigan USA in 1915. She hasn’t heard from him for over 5 years. Small photo on file. 4 pages, List 7; see cost of photos at top of list.

WOODCOCK, John, bricklayer/labourer, sought in 1917 by son John of Invercargill New Zealand. Police find he was known as John WOOD, and died in 1906 in Homes for the Aged. 4 pages, List 6.

WOODCOCK, J., of Mornington Dunedin New Zealand wrote in 1917 re his mother, who left Invercargill 32 yrs ago under the name of Mrs. WILLIAMS. Her married name was WOODCOCK, maiden name Martha LAPWORTH, born Croydon England, and would now be about 72 yrs. She had a second hand shop in Melbourne about ten years ago, and three daughters, Bertha Emily, Jane and Mary Ann. Not found. 7 pages, List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND

WOODFORD, Jack.  Wife at St Phillips, Bristol England, enquiries via Missions to Seamen Melbourne in 1913.  He arrived in 1912, a trimmer, 32 years, born Bristol.  Not found.  5 pages, List 64.

WOODGATE, Herbert, sought by father B. Woodgate of Eastbourne Sussex England, in 1919. He was a plumber. Brother Sgt. Thomas Woodgate of India also wrote. Found. 6 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin, sought by Chief Constable in Barrow in Furness England, 1903 on behalf of family.  55yrs, last heard of 1899 in St Kilda, found.  10 pages, List 20.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin. Information sought by Chief Constable’s Office, Barrow in Furness, in 1920. Encloses copy of previous enquiry and result in 1903. 5 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Dudley, of St. Louis M.O. USA, wrote in 1893 re his uncle George Mortimer WOODHOUSE, who was living at Spring Hill near Creswick in the 1850s, and was from Co. Armagh Ireland.  Found by police.  5 pages, List 3.

WOODRUFF, Hiram C., came from California to Madras India in 1894, in charge of a consignment of Australian …[page torn].  Married a widow with 6 children and ‘after a discreditable career’ died a pauper, leaving his family destitute.  H.H. ANTHONY of the Paper Currency Office, Calcutta, wrote in 1896 re his antecedents and possible relatives who might help the family.  Among Woodruff’s papers was a pocket book relating to William GREENLAW, a jockey, listing dates and places of races, and he thought that Greenlaw might have been his real name.  Police ascertain that the lists are fictitious and Greenlaw is unknown.  18 pages, List 36.

WOODS, Frank.  Wife Eliza wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1896 to Qld police; she hadn’t heard from him for two years – their son is ill.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

WOODS, T.A., Lincoln, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re 22 year old brother John.  7 pages, List 69.

WOODS, Thomas, sought by brother George, Glasgow Scotland in 1911.  He left there in 1903, believed in police force; no.  9 pages, List 66.

WOODWARD, George Walter. High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, wrote in 1919 re this person, who formerly lived at Highgate London, was married, and c57 years old, on behalf of his sister Ellen Rebecca NICKSON of Southall Middlesex. Photo of him, taken c20 years ago, on file. Not found. 7 pages, List 17. See instructions for cost of reproducing a photograph.

WOOLCOCK, George, and sister Lizzie, write from Du Bois, PA, USA in 1913 re brother Hobson Woolcock, who came to Ballarat many years ago, and married the daughter of a hotel keeper there. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

WOOLEY, John, formerly a gold digger at Bendigo, sought by brother George, Moorgate, Retford, Notts, England in 1901.  Not found.  10 pages, List 50.

WOOLF, Robert, sought by wife Harriet, Customs House England in 1912.  He left in 1910.  Found interstate, he claims she left him for another man, disputes paternity of child etc.  8 pages, List 70.

WOOLLEY, Arthur, wrote from London England in 1910 re his brother Edward Stafford Woolley, who died in Carisbrook Victoria in 1879. He was a remittance man, who ‘went on a spree’ every time he got money, but also taught privately. He had a daughter in England. 16 pages, List 5.

WORLEY, Mrs. wrote from London in 1910 re her husband who has deserted her and gone to Australia; she is pregnant and cannot work.  Police respond that they need more information, such as his given name and a photo.  7 pages, List 27.

WORSFOLD, Thomas William, son of William of Surrey England. Interesting file concerning investigation into his activities by an English solicitor and Vic. Police. He had got money from a widow BASS (who had a son Sidney) by falsely claiming he would marry her, then left for Australia, promising to send for her. Once in Melbourne he married another woman, using the name Thomas ALISSON [? Not listed in marriage index] and the pair went interstate. She left him because of his drinking, and had supported him financially too. 16 pages, List 15.

WORTHINGTON, Edward, sought by police in Preston England in 1911; on behalf of his parents.  Last heard from in W.A.  Not found.  5 pages, List 69.

WORTHINGTON, Richard, died suddenly at Shepparton in 1880. Police inform his father of same name in London, who reimburses costs of burial etc. 18 pages, List 17.

WRATH, Nicholas.  Sought by niece Fanny HAYES of Hyndman, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He went to the goldfields c50 yrs ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 19.

WREFORD, W., wrote from Exeter, Devonshire in 1907 on behalf of the brother of Mrs. Emma M. COURT, nee PEARCE, who has lost her address.  Found in South Yarra.  11 pages, List 37.

WRENNELL, George. Chief Constable Blackburn England, wrote in 1914 re this man who migrated to Western Australia c3 years ago, 37 years, was much addicted to drink. His wife and three children, 15, 14 and 5 years are in Blackburn. Not found. 10 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Edward.  Drowned in 1906, was fireman on board S.S. Port Elliott.  Wife writes from Canning Town, East London, U.K. seeking details.  6 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, George, of Aberdeen Scotland, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ann GARROW.  Has seen a report that she drowned in 1904, asks details.  Her husband’s name was John.  4 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, John of Bordesley Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his uncle Robert WRIGHT of Geelong; was aged over 80 years.  4 pages, List 2.

WRIGHT, Mrs M., St Levans Road, Devonport, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re husband William Henry, 45 years, not heard from for near a year; was in W.A. with brothers Joseph and Fred.  7 pages, some damaged, List 67.

WRIGHT, Mrs Mary, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, wrote in 1912 re her sister Mrs William YEAMAN nee Katherine CHRISTIE, who came from Scotalnd c60 yeasr ago.  Daughter located.  10 pages, List 71.

WRIGHT, Millie, from Andover, Hants, England, sought by her sisters Mrs. Helen HOLMES and Mrs. Selina KINGSBURY of Southampton in 1905.  She went to Melbourne in 1887 and was last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 44.

WYMAN, Mary Drummond of Quebec Canada wrote in 1914 re James THOMSON ‘a handsome looking man’, gives full physical description and asks if he has a wife in Australia.  He has a brother in Melbourne.  Police cannot locate him.  5 pages, List 2.

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YARLETT, Frederick William Anderson, sought by wife Jessie in Perth in 1914.  He left there 6 weeks ago, in ill-health, to stay with stepmother in Flemington.  He was secretary of the Industrial Workers Union.  Relatives interviewed, but not found.  Police believe he has eloped with another woman.  Newspaper photo on file.  22 pages, List 32.

YEWDALL, W.H., sought in 1903 by George BELL of Bradford Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society.  Yewdall left there in 1901 for New Zealand via Melbourne, and not heard from.  He was a solicitor, ‘given to drink’.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

YORK, William C., Duchy of Cornwall Office, Shepton Mallet, England, wrote in 1903 seeking details of Mrs. Ann DAVIS nee GRUNDY of North Richmond, 89 years if still alive.  She has a life interest in property there.  Detailed report shows she was the wife of Henry, a Wesleyan Minister, who died in 1870.  25 pages, List 45.

YOULL, Ruth D., of Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1919 seeking relatives of James YOULL and Patrick or James DEAN.  Police reply too meagre details.  4 pages, List 18.

YOUNG, Edward.  U.S. Consul in Nova Scotia, writes re brother William H. in 1896.  Police had informed him that his brother was in Bendigo Benevolent Asylum; asks details, was a former teacher, is 86, writer is 91.  Charles REDMAN has helped his brother.  Detailed report states found wandering.  12 pages, some damaged.  List 31.

YOUNG, Henry James, wrote from Strand Infirmary, Edmonton London in 1892 re his brothers Adam, who was drill sergeant in the Hampstead Militia, then came to Victoria to join police, and Charles, who married in Melbourne c1868.    Police check with every Charles Young in Melbourne, but not located.  14 pages, List 2.

YOUNG, James Henry of Homerton, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Adam YOUNG, who left in 1857 as a government emigrant, had been in the army.  4 pages, List 3.

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ZACHS, Simon wrote from Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1892 re his two sons Abraham, 27 years, and Louis, 19 years, natives of Russia, who left two years ago; ‘I am an old man and sick and distracted from grief’.  They may use the surname SAKS.

ZATLIN, Rosa, St Louis, USA, wrote in 1911 re her uncle M. RUBENSTEIN, tailor, who was in Melbourne c1890; has heard he has died, asks will details etc.  Widow found in W.A. died 5 years ago. [ no given names are listed.]  12 pages, List 65.

ZEDREN, Mrs. G.W., Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re her mother P.F. RUNDSTROM, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  5 pages, List 44.

ZENKER, Isabel Mary of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1915 re her husband Ernest Paul. She had written previously and police arranged for money to be taken out of her husband’s wages and sent to her. He had stopped this and she was destitute; ‘through this long strain of trying to make ends meet I have broke down in health and I went through an operation … and have my left breast cut off …’ Police speak to his employer who is going to again take part of his salary and send to her. 5 pages, List 8.

ZERVAS, Peter, of Middleboro, Mass., USA wrote in 1915 re Metros MALARIS, his Greek brother in law, who was last heard from three years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 6.

ZIEGLER, Johann, wife and daughters Susannah and Sarah and son Hans, sought by Consul for Austro-Hungary in Melbourne in 1906. They had immigrated in 1905 and hadn’t been heard from since. Found by police under name of CEILER. 7 Pages List 9.

ZIMMERMAN, Leonard, of New York City, USA wrote in 1920 re his nephew Pirmin ZIMMERMAN, fireman on a merchant steamer, who arrived in Melbourne 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since.  6 pages.

ZVITANOVICH, Ivan, wrote from Dalmaria, Trstenik Austria, in 1895 re his brother Nicola, whom he hadn’t heard from for c10 years; he was a fisherman.  Their father would like to see or at least hear from him.  25 pages, List 4.

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FAGAR, Matija, wrote from Koprivnica, Yugoslavia in 1920, seeking his son Francisco Fagar or JAGER, last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  4 pages, List 27.

FAHEY, Patrick, sought by sister Mrs James REID, Pittsfield, Mass., USA in 1909; hasn’t heard from him for 20 years.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 60.

FAIR, Mrs. Minnie, wrote to the Chief Commissioner, asking help in getting maintenance from her husband O.R. Fair or SKOGBOURG. She took out a warrant in Auckland New Zealand in 1896. He went to America, and when she wouldn’t join him there, divorced her. He is now back in New Zealand and refusing to pay maintenance. They have two children. 9 pages, List 14.

FAIRBRASS, Amy, of Douglas Co. Nebraska USA wrote in 1893.  She would like to correspond with a friend of her husband Thomas, named ‘Mister DAVIS or some of his freinds that kept an otell about 36 years ago in a place called the Delowsa or nerly that name …’.  2 pages, List 3.

FAIRWEATHER, Aida, Old Trafford, Manchester, wrote in 1916 re Haddon Reginald HINDLEY, engineer, c40 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 53.

FALBO, Joseph, of Smyrne, Turkey, wrote in 1915 re his cousin Stannat BODOS, who wen to Australia c4 years ago. His parents and friends were worried; found by police. 7 pages, List 7.

FALGER, Mrs Mary, Stoughton, Mass., USA, wrote in 1911 re her long lost brother George BARRY, a sailor; they had a brother Dennis.  Not found.  9 pages, List 67.

FALLON, Edward, of Roscommon Ireland, wrote in 1912 re Arthur CALVER whom he knew in Sydney. 5 pages, List 14.

FALSTEIN, Abram.  Brother B. Falstein wrote in 1900 from Reval, Russia to the Town Clerk of Melbourne, asking help to find him; not heard from for four years.  8 pages, List 38.

FARLEY, Phillip, sought by sister Mrs Anna LYNCH, Newark New York USA in 1908.  He left Ireland in 1887 for Australia, had children Patrick, Margaret and Kate.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

FARMER, Thomas, William and Francis, cousins of William J. CADDEN, ex police sergeant, Brooklyn, New York USA in 1895.  They were butchers.  2 pages, List 29.

FARNAN, John, of Beach, Omagh Co Tyrone Ireland, wrote in 1894 re his son Francis, who was in the police force.  6 pages, List 4.

FARRELL, Michael Henry, sought by nephew G. Lenox CURTIS, New York USA in 1911.  He was c90 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

FARREN, Frank, arrested in Melbourne in 1917 and placed in asylum.  Father Charles, Croydon, Essex England, informed.  5 pages, List 51.

FARRIMOND, Lieut H.C., wrote from Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire in 1917 re his uncle Harry, late of Wigan.  8 pages, List 50.

FARRINGTON, Frank, New York, USA, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ethel, born London c1875, who left 5 years ago for Melbourne and hasn’t answered his letters.  Not found.  5 pages, List 48.

FAULKNER, William of Bridge Gate Derby England, wrote in 1894 re his brother John, last heard of working in a foundry in Melbourne c30 years ago.  5 pages, List 4A

FAUNCE, W.H., Kingston, Mass., USA, wrote to the Mayor of Melbourne in 1900 re George and Thomas MORSE, who were in Melbourne in 1852.  A brother, Francis, has died and they are next of kin.  They were the sons of George Morse.  All Morse residents of Melbourne are visited and details noted, but not found.  About 30 pages, List 38.

FEITEL, Kallman. Sought by Swedish Consul in Melbourne (acting for Austro-Hungarian interests in Melbourne), in 1919. Found by police. 6 pages, List 10.

FELL, C.C., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1912 seeking William Fell, butcher, last heard of at Bendigo.  Foun.  4 pages, List 71.

FENELON, J. Robert. Writes from Somerville Mass. USA in 1895, asking if a person named NOLAN, a relative, was chief of police here. 1 page, List 9.

FENICK, F.X.  Wrote from Port Said Egypt in 1906; his coat was stolen while in Melbourne. 10 pages, List 19.

FENNELL, Joseph, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1892 re his brother James.  Their father was Michael, mother Catherine, and siblings were Thomas, Michael, Patrick, William, Richard, John, Mary, Norah, Margaret, Ellen.  4 pages, List 2.

FENNELL, Joseph of Boston USA, wrote in 1915 re his brother James, who left Newfoundland 40 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 8.

FENNER, Hepzibah of Fulham London England, wrote in 1897 re Charles HEFFER. Her mother’s only brother was Charles’s father George., and she wanted to contact him on ‘urgent and important family matters’. Police interview a number of the Heffer family, and record their family history. 14 pages, List 9.

FENWICK, Sydney S., a seaman, born Dunedin New Zealand, married at South Melbourne in 1915 to Florence DONLEY, a widow nee LAVERNE. In 1917 the pair quarrelled and Florence admitted that her first husband was still alive. Police investigate and find Edward DONLEY living in Sydney, with another woman, by whom he has several children. Bigamy is proved. Fenwick meanwhile has gone overseas for six months. On his return he declines to prosecute and returns to live with Florence. 12 pages, List 6.

FERGUSON, John, house painter, Glasgow, wrote in 1912, has heard that his son Samuel has been accidentally killed at Leithbridge, asks details.  7 pages, List 72.

FERRIER, Mrs. wrote from Liverpool England in 1913 seeking Mrs PRICE of Pyalong, sister of Betsy HAYES who married William McKEOWN.  Daughter Mrs Lucinda YOUNG found.  4 pages List 64.

FERRY, Mrs. E., of Wallingboro England, wrote in 1920 re her son John, who left there c6 years ago. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years. His father and brother are dead. Found. 15 pages and photo, List 13. See Instructions re cost of photograph.

FFITCH, W. of Finsbury Park London England, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John KEYTE, born c.1834, left England c1854 for Australia and became chief inspector of police.  Report shows was a constable only.  6 pages, List 2.

FIAMINGO, G., Valleesa, Malta, wrote in 1903 re George PODESTA, his uncle.  Various Podesta family members interviewed, but none are the right person.  11 pages, List 45.

FIELD, Mrs. Anne P.L., wrote from Brooklyn New York, USA in 1917 re James Joseph McKNIGHT who was in prison in Melbourne. She was ‘author of “The Story of Canada Blackie” and have been working among the prisoners at Sing Sing …”. She had important news about his immediate family, and sought his criminal details. 5 pages, List 6.

FINLAY, E.C., Oakland, California, wrote in 1908 re 3 aunts of his uncle Joseph FLETCHER, named Martha, Marie and Elizabeth [Jane], who came to Australia in the 1850s, and PAYNE and FINLAY relatives.  Police establish that Martha married T. PARKINSON, Jane married – PARKER, and Jane married William MILLER.  Miller family history detailed.  17 pages, List 59.

FINLAYSON, Daniel, son of Duncan, left Glasgow Scotland c1885, supposedly for Melbourne.  Information sought in 1905 by Mary Finlayson, Glasgow. 8 pages, List 47.

FINNEGAN, James of ‘Oil scitty veneng county State of Peniselvena’ wrote in 1895: ‘To Mister Patrick Cronen, Milburne district in care of chief of police’ who was a relative.  ‘i write thous few lines to yo to let ye now some one of us is in the land of the living yet thanks be to god for his marscey …’.  Mentions father, mother, two brothers Timothy and Robert, and sisters Bridget and Abigail; wrote to his uncle John GREEN some 50-60 years ago.  7 pages, List 4.

FIRMAN, Violet, of Brighthingold [?] Essex England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Bailey FIRMAN, 34 yrs, seaman, who went to Australia over 6 years ago, and has not supported her for 4 years. She is 25, has a daughter 6 yrs. Not found. 7 pages (some damaged), and photo.  List 6.  See introduction for costs involved in arranging copies of photographs.

FIRTH, William Howroyd.  Information sought by G. HIRST, solicitor, Dewsbury UK in 1899.  He left there c10 years ago for Melbourne, aged about 47 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 37.

FISH, Charles, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1910 asking that the marriages of Nellie KINSEY also known as KINSELLA/HABBERTON and Clement DELALAND and Nellie and George JOHNSON, baker, Jeparit, be traced; gives background. 6 pages, List 67.

FISH, Walter Edward of Canadian Cigar and Manf. Co. Nicola, B.C., wrote in 1915 re his sister Bessie Ellen, ‘or any of her family’. She was late of Gorleston Great Yarmouth England, and left there c20 years ago. Her mother Laura Ellen died in Melbourne 10 years ago. Police interview aunt who gives details of all the family – Arthur, George, Ethel etc. Bessie is now Mrs. McKEOWN. 5 pages, List 8.

FISK, Margarette Emma Elizabeth. Scotland Yard seek her antecedents in 1917. She poses as a philanthropist, has a practice as a dentist, but is not successful. She gave a large garden party for Australian troops in Windsor (England), but is sued by suppliers of tents etc. Geelong police report she is one of the daughters of John Dennistoun and Margaret BROWN, and married Alfred Joseph FISK in 1889 at Geelong; the pair ‘lived beyond their means’. Her sisters are Mrs. Robert BUCHANAN, and Sarah, widow of the late Sir Charles John HOAD, late commander of the Aust. Forces, who don’t speak to her. 9 pages, List 6.

FITTON, James, Pendleton, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 re his brother John.  Has received a letter from S. ROBINSON, East Brunswick, carriage maker, informing him of his death and asking for reimbursement of burial expenses.  Quite detailed report on case.  7 pages, List 57.

FITZGIBBON, Thomas, c65 years, sought by sister Mrs Catherine TREACY, Hoboken, New Jersey USA in 1909.  Their parents were Michael and Mary of Ballypooreen, Co Tipperary Ireland.  She was his only living sister, Nellie having died.  Various Fitzgibbon families were contacted, but no connection.  11 pages, List 61.

FITZ HUGH, Marie, wrote from Birkenhead, Cheshire, UK in 1898 re brothers Arthur and William SEDDON, last heard from c12 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

FITZPATRICK, William, Gamble St., Nottingham UK, wrote in 1895 re father Bernard and brother John, who joined police in 1850, having been a farrier in 6th Enniskillen Dragoons.  2 pages, List 29.

FLANAGAN, Martin, born Garrymore, Kilcommon Co Mayo, left Manchester UK for Melbourne c1870; sought by Thomas E. HUGHES of Cincinnatti police, who wrote on behalf of his uncle in 1906.  Police report he has died.  6 pages, List 30.

FLEMING, Thomas.  Beale & Beale, solicitors, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 seeking confirmation that the person who died in Melbourne in 1895 was the same person who was formerly in H.M. 40th Regiment, and had served in New Zealand before returning to Melbourne.  He was Irish, had married KEANELLY and had one child Ellen.  6 pages, List 40.

FLEMING, William Baird, drowned in Melbourne in 1896.  Glasgow solicitors asks details; assets detailed.  Body identified by David WEBSTER, fellow employee of Tennant & Co., chemical manufacturers, Glasgow, who arranges burial.  Fleming had been sent out to Australia to stop his drinking.  20 pages, List 34.

FLETCHER, Margaret, Dumfries, Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her husband Donald, who left for Melbourne and hasn’t provided maintenance for her and their 2 children; should be with brother Malcolm McFarlane Fletcher.  Found, refuses to provide support.  7 pages, List 65.

FLOYD, George of Dublin Ireland wrote in 1920 re his uncle Andrew DENNIS.  A relative has died.  5 pages, List 2.

FLYNN, Michael, of Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his sister Ann, native of Balley Duggan Lough Rea Co. Galway Ireland, who left there c40 years ago with Margaret BOWEN, for Melbourne.  Ann subsequently married Samuel HILL, who was in the hotel business, and had a brother Robert.  2 pages, List 3.

FOLK, William, glassworker, left England c1887 for Melbourne, last heard of in 1899.  Cousin Mrs E. WATTS, Hanwell, Middlesex England, sought him in 1907.  Traced to Blue Mountains in 1903, but later movements unknown.  13 pages, List 57.

FOOTE, Mrs. Jane, of Southsea, Hants, England, wrote in 1894 re her nephew Hugh F. BODDIE of Portsmouth England, who settled in Melbourne and married Kate CONNASHAW/COUNASHAW./  His parents have not heard from him for 7-8 years.  5 pages, List 4.

FORBES, Fanny, of Swansea, wrote in 1862 re her son George who left there in 1847 and was last heard of in Bendigo in 1856.  6 pages, List 5.

FORBES, William, of Wellington New Zealand.  Applied to join police force in 1906, served in Boer War and in NZ force, 28 yrs, married.  3 pages, List 18.

FORD, George, sought by mother Mrs. E.M. FORD, of Brixton London England. He left there c2 yrs ago, aged 22yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7.

FORD, Henry G.. born West Brompton Kent c1872, deserted from HMS Cadmus at Hobart Tasmania in 1905. Believed to have come to Melbourne with wife Letty KENNA, whose sister Agnes and father P.H. are in Sydney. Defalcations involved, but police cannot find them. 16 pages, List 10.

FOREMAN, Francis S., Dunnville, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1907 re Thomas WHITAKER, silversmith, multi-millionaire, an uncle to his grandmother, who died in Victoria.  No trace.  5  pages, List 56.

FORGIS, Mrs. M., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1910 re Captain Stephen George LIHON, (LIHOU?) a native of Guernsey, Channel Islands, married to her sister Matilda LANGLOIS 46 years ago. 5 pages, List 5.

FORSYTHE, Jeanne Marie, of Redcar England, wrote in 1907 re her husband William, who left three years ago; she hasn’t received any maintenance from him for six months. Last heard working on a ship. 7 pages, List 14.

FORWARD, Clara. Chief Constable, Bristol England, wrote in 1919 on her behalf. She had married James GILLARD in 1908 and he deserted her. It was believed he was in the Australian army. Found. 7 pages, List 17.

FOSSATI, L.P. of Vienna Austria wrote in 1920 re his half brother Virginius Fossati, whom he has not heard from since 1913.  4 pages.

FOSTER, Elizabeth of Leominster Herefordshire England, wrote in 1863. Her husband John had left her ten years before, and she had last heard nine years ago. His brother James in England had received a letter from a mining manager reporting that John had died in a mining accident in Victoria in 1862. As she has had to work for her living, she writes asking if he left any money she could claim. 7 pages, List 8.

FOSTER, B. Blake, Ballycrissan, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1910 re the death date and details of William Dudley PERSSE, who was living with a woman known as Mrs. Persse, but his real wife was Rose, who had a sister Mrs F.V. DOLPHIN. Police fine he died some years before. 3 pages, List 13.

FOUGERE, George William, wrote from Kaikora North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 1899, seeking details of land his father held at New Brighton from 1850-60.  7 pages, List 36.  CONNECTION FOUND

FOWKE, Philip, Colpetty, Colombo, Ceylon, asked in 1910 for discreet enquiries to be made for his brother in law Charles BENHAM, last heard of as a groom for W. McLOUGHLIN of Dalmeny Elsternwick.  17 pages, list 63.

FOX, John, of Bromley Kent England, wrote in 1893 re his son John, who left England for Australia in 1887.  Had  not heard for five years ‘but a serious illness would appear to have brought him to his proper senses’.  He was boarding with a Mr. and Mrs. DOIG in Collingwood.  Father asks confidential report on both his son and the Doigs.  8 pages, List 3.

FOX, Thomas, of Lowry, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re his two sisters Margaret and Mary, last heard from 50 yrs ago.  Mary had married Michael RAY.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

FOY, James, sought by brother Barney, Mossglass, Co Down Ireland in 1898.  Was in police force c.1860.  Police establish that the person who died in Mitta Mitta is not him.  9 pages, List 26.

FRAMPTON, Mrs. Blanche, wrote from East Dulwich London in 1918 re her son Harold Charles Frampton. She hadn’t heard from him since previous year. Found by police. 4 pages, List 9.

FRAMPTON, Brice Graham, sought by solicitors from Poole, Dorset in 1909.  Found.  3 pages, List 62.

FRANCIS, Mrs. A., Sanatorium, Derby England wrote in 1915 re her husband Stephen, who arrived in Melbourne. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 8.

FRANCIS, Robert, sought by nephew William F. TIERNEY, Hartford, Conn,, USA, in 1911.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

FRANK, Otto, wrote in 1895, concerned about fellow passenger August HETTY.  The pair had arrived from Tonga Islands, and Hetty had got so drunk he had to be left behind when the ship sailed to Sydney.  He was a blacksmith, 49 years.  File reveals Hetty had met up with him in Sydney, before he sailed to Queensland.  8 pages, List 31.

FRANKE, Carl Albert. Left his wife Jean and three children in 1916 to work with a coach builder in New Zealand. Stopped sending maintenance in 1918, so wife asked police to find him. He was born 1886 Woorak, 31 years of age, and used the name Albert FRANKLIN. Located, he applies to return to Australia but N.Z. government refuse. 22 pages, List 16.

FRASER, Alexander of Dougalston, Milngavie, Scotland, wrote in 1892 re John CAMPBELL.  John’s father Malcolm, native of Inverness-shire Stratherrick, married the writer’s sister May FRASER c1863 and the couple went to Rockhampton Queensland.  John was born Glen Darrinvell(?) 1864, mother died c1865.  Relations on his mother’s side would like to make contact.  2 pages, List 2.

FRASER, Alexander, born Inverness-shire Scotland, c1824, an inventor and holder of patents, last heard of in Melbourne where he has lived for about 50 years.  Information sought by brother Simon in Edinburgh in 1900.  Found.  4 pages, List 38.

FRASER, Mrs. C.M. of Warren Hotel, San Francisco wrote in 1914 re her son Harris FRASER, aged 18 years.  5 pages.

FRASER, Daniel Mackay, formerly of Enoch’s Point; US Consul asks confirmation of death in 1900.  5 pages, List 38.

FRASER, W.L.,  Inspector Metropolitan Police, Catford, London, wrote in 1905 re his uncle G. SIME, last heard of in 1900 in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 47.

FRASER, William, sought by elderly father Alexander, Inverness, Scotland, in 1910.  He was last heard of a Bendigo in 1907, a blacksmith, had been in India.  Not found.  11 pages, List 63.

FREEMAN, Alfred Reginald; sought by parents at Canning Town London England in 1916. He had emigrated to Australia in 1912, when 16 years old; they have heard nothing since. Found by police. 17 pages, List 6.

FRENCH, Zetta, c10 years, adopted by her father’s brother in law David MAITLAND, ‘encyclopedia agent and press agent’ of Melbourne.  In 1905 heR father E.J. French wrote from Cambridge, Auckland New Zealand, seeking news of his daughter; had been unable to contact Maitland.  9 pages, List 45.

FRENDENTHAL/FREUDENTHAL, Max.  Parent S. Frendenthal/Freudenthal wrote in German to Town Clerk of Melbourne in 1885, re son Max.  Translated letter on file, shows that Max left for Australia 17 years previously and had lived in country Victoria, then Melbourne, but had not replied to letters for some years.  The writer had lived in Berlin, but was now at Teplitz Bohenzia.  11 pages, List 5.

FRIEDRICH, Mrs. A.B.of Philadelphia USA wrote in 1894 (in German) re her uncle John SCHMIDT, born in Wertham Baden on Maine; English translation on file.  4 pages, List 4A.

FRIZZELL, Mrs Annie A., Everett, Mass., USA, wrote in 1912 seeking her brother James FEELEY; not heard from for 20 yeasr, and then in the mining district.  Their parents were Patrick and Mary nee CAHILL of Co Sligo, and they had 11 children.  ot found.  13 pages, List 72.

FROOD, William H., ex sergeant of police, sought by cousin Sarah FOGEL, New York in 1895.  List 54.

FROSINI, Ademura.  Consul for Italy in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Frosini who was a laundress.  Her family in Italy
had not heard from her for about 6 years.  8 pages, List 2.

FROST, Cecil, left Exeter England for Australia c1911, not heard from since 1915.  Found to have left Maffra and enlisted.  6 pages, List 52.

FROST, Patrick, sought by niece Tess ENRIGHT, Smiths Town, Cratloe, Collare, Ireland in 1910.  He was in the police force at Castlemaine c40 years ago.  Police find he was dismissed in 1873.  6 pages, list 63.

FRYBERG, Horace Harrington. Chief Constable Glamorgan Wales writes in 1918 re this man, who has been sentenced to six months for fraud etc., and is believed to have been born in Melbourne. Local police report he was born in Carlton, enlisted in the AIF in 1914 and was discharged medically unfit in 1916, then re-enlisted in 1916 but was discharged at his own request shortly afterwards. His parents are interviewed and report that he ‘has always been a worry to them, was injured at Gallipoli’ etc. 11 pages, List 6.

FULLER, Henry John, late of Auckland New Zealand, sought by Mrs. Ethel HEDLEY of Freeman’s Bay New Zealand.  He owes her money.  6 pages, List 27.

FURMAN, Charles, sought by brother Nathan, Johannesburg South Africa in 1908; was working at a glassworks; 25 years.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 58.

FURNESS, Joseph Holmes sought by wife Sarah of Liverpool in 1856, went to Melbourne c4 years ago, aged c35 years.  2 pages.  List 4.

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GABEL, A.J. of Berlin, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1899 re Julia LOUGHMAN nee PAGE, formerly of Toronto, and her siblings David, Anthony, James and Fanny and uncle David Page. Not found. 4 pages, List 17.

GABELL, Francis, relatives sought by Attornies Bulkley More & Tallmadgee of Chicago.  He died at Dulluth recently, intestate, and they believe he had relatives in Melbourne.  He was the son of Charles and Ellen.  Sgt. Joseph GABEL thinks it is his brother.  5 pages, List 49.

GADSDON/GADSON.  Melbourne solicitors write in 1902 on behalf of ‘our London Agents’ seeking details of David Adoneram NEALE, who arrived in Sydney in 1839, then came to Victoria.  He used the name GADSON or GADSON, married and had a family; eldest son James Boswell Gadsdon died in Geelong in 1878.  13 pages.  List 4A

GAETANO, Salaorni sought by Italian Consul Melbourne in 1914. He has received an enquiry from Italy. Gaetano has a young wife and child there, who haven’t heard from him in 5 years. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 7.

GAFFNEY, John Joseph, Blackburn, Lancashire, wrote in 1908 on behalf of his mother Ellen, regarding her uncle John KENT, who went to Australia c50 years ago and kept a hotel.  He was born in Cork Ireland, and last heard of 7 years ago.  In 1909 his brother William Ambrose Gaffney wrote from Capetown South Africa re the same thing.  Not found.  13 pages, List 48.

GAGGIONI, Vincent, son of Antonio, of Ticini Switzerland, emigrated to Melbourne and last heard of in 1906.  In 1912 Marchesi Trombetti of Sienna Italy enquires on behalf of his relatives.  Found.  12 pages, List 71.

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, ship’s fireman, sailed from Glasgow to U.S. in 1909 and deserted there; used the name DOUGLAS.  In 1912 his wife wrote from Glasgow seeking him; she is in delicate health.  Not found.  8 pages, List 70.

GALBRAITH, William, born Glasgow, a seaman, was sought by Mrs. Galbraith in 1915. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.

GALE, Charles Francis, sought by father F., Salisbury, Wilts., England, in 1913.  Found working for hairdresser – RICKETTS.  5 pages, List 63.

GALL, Arthur T. of Guthri Surrey England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Edward Roderick. Police find he joined the army in Queensland, but deserted. 5 pages, List 7

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Percival ran away from his home in Bayswater London with his cousin Harry Edward Mortimer CORKE in 1899 and worked their passage to Australia.  His father John asks police help to find him.  File includes copy of 10 page letter describing their voyage.  Both found, but refuse to return.  17 pages, List 27.  See also entry in Criminal & other files.

GALLAGHER, M.V., of Dunedin New Zealand, left home without his mother’s consent in 1915 and came to Melbourne. Putting his age up, (he was 16) he enlisted in the A.I.F. His mother sends his birth certificate to a relative to prove his correct age, but he is already on a troop ship and thus under British control. 3 pages, List 7.

GALLEHAWK, Effield.  Bert C. LEE, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1909, seeking her parents.  Relative Mrs Adelaide Gallehawk located.  5 pages, List 61.

GALLERHER, Rose of Georgiavill RI (Rhode Island?) USA wrote in 1892 re her brother Patrick, native of Donegal Ireland; no other personal details supplied.  1 page, List 2.

GALVANI, John, wrote from Sailor’s Rest, Wellington New Zealand in 1906 re his wife who had taken their children Bertie, 4 years and Nellie 3 years and gone to Melbourne.  He believes she is living with – BARCLEY/BARKLEY, a ship’s master, and wants police help to return children to him.  3 pages, List 33.

GALVIN, Timothy, constable, died in police hospital in 1862.  Very detailed file includes 2 letters from brother Jeremiah, Leharn, Killorglin, Co Kerry Ireland, in one of which he describes their father’s last illness, Timothy’s Will, inventory of estate, disposal of assets, arrangements for memorial stone in cemetery etc. 25 pages, List 49.

GAMBLE, Samuel Wadsworth, native of Bufton New York, herbalist, 59 years, left wife and two children  c1890.  In 1901 she wrote from Sydney asking police to find him; not found.  8 pages, List 40.

GANNON, John H., of Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia, wrote in 1919 re his uncle Michael.  Three brothers, his father Patrick, Michael and John, all left Canada in the 1850s and went to California, where John died.  His father came to British Columbia, and Michael went to Australia.  The writer’s father, now dead, believed Michael was in Melbourne. Name also spelt GANON.  5 pages.

GANT, John Eustace, sought by brother in law Henry SHAPTER, Plymouth England in 1915.  He was formerly in the English navy, and deserted his wife and two children 7 years ago.  Believed in the Australian navy, seeks maintenance for the care of the family.  Found to have committed bigamy.  4 pages, List 54.

GARRITY, Patrick.  Information sought by stepbrother M.J. Garrity of Baltimore USA in 1900.  He was living in Melbourne, but hasn’t been heard from in two years.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 37.

GASESENA, Anders. Sought by the Consul for Norway, Melbourne in 1914, on behalf of his relatives, who haven’t heard from him since 1892. Found under name of Ernest Gasson. 5 pages, List 8.

GASTON, Voley/Volcy. His 76 year old widowed mother writes from Mauritius in 1897; she hasn’t heard from him in 3 years. He is a printer/compositor. She signs the letter using the same name. Police fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 9.

GATHERCOLE, Thomas.  Information sought in 1911 by eldest son Charles, Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.  After his wife’s death at Chattisham near Ipswich in 1890, he disappeared, leaving the children to fend for themselves; details what happened to them.  His sister in law Mrs TUNBRIDGE found.  8 pages, List 66.

GEDALECKI, Olga and husband O. sought by her father B. GARTNER, Galatz, Romania in 1901; he hadn’t heard since 1900.  Found.  6 pages, List 40.

GEDDES, Mrs Jessie, Portgordon, Scotland, wrote in 1908 re her son Joseph, who left home 13 years ago; believed to be a hotel licensee in Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

GEMMELL, Mrs Agnes, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her husband James, who was on board the S.S. Yongala which was lost at sea.  14 pages, List 67.

GEMMELL, G., Nottawa, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1894 re his uncle Alexander, a market gardener at Malvern.  4 pages, List 4.

GENGL, Julius.  Austrian Consuls sought him in 1909; born Semlin, Croatia, c30 years.  Various GENGE families interviewed; not found.  24 pages, List 61.

GEORGE, Louis and Oliver, sought by nephew Louis Oliver George, Toronto, Canada in 1909.  They went to Australia c1885 with his father William Edwin, who died a few years afterwards.  They came from Hay, Brecknock, Wales.  Not found.  16 pages, List 61.

GEORGE, Marie wrote from Battersea England 1913-1915 re her husband Ralph who had deserted her. ‘He is a cad and he ought to be shot, he say he loves me and don’t care if I starve, its not the first time he’s been away … I want my freedom or what is it to be , I’ll never live with him again, never … Ah cad I am wife in name only.”Later wrote from Beaconsfield, Bucks.  Final letter is from a friend reporting that she is in the Croydon Infirmary and very ill. Police report that he has left Victoria with the 7th Battalion, and now supposed to be in Egypt. 26 pages, List 7.

GEORGE, Maria, Beaconsfield, Bucks England, wrote in 1912 re husband Ralph.  He has ‘sold up my home 7 times, hopped it and left me destitute’.  Found in Melbourne, he states he is returning to England, but never does.  In 1916 she writes asking how long he has been keeping D. KEIGHTLEY in South Melbourne and states the army has discharged him.  15 pages, List 53.

GEORGE, Ralph.  Wife wrote from Anerley Vale England in 1917 re him.  He was a Private No. 2794, last heard of in prison in Melbourne.  Asks whether he has died as has been reported to her.  Police find his address on leaving gaol was c/- Miss Delia KEIGHTLEY, Bleak House Hotel South Melbourne, and she is interviewed.  8 pages, List 20.

GERSCHEL, Louis.  Information sought by eldest son Philip Gershel of Montreal, Canada in 1899; he has heard that he died in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 37.

GESNER, James E., sought by William L. BOEHNER, Brookline, Mass., USA in 1909.  He arrived in Melbourne c1877 as first mate on a ship, left it and became a sheep farmer.  The writer’s mother is his sister and hasn’t hears from him for c30 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 61.

GIBBONS, Frederick William. Sought by Herbert FLECK of Cannon Street London in 1891. Gibbons left his wife on their wedding day in 1890, and her family are trying to get an annulment of the marriage. He is believed to have come to Melbourne, has a sister at Brunswick. Police are unable to locate him. 6 pages, in poor condition, List 10.

GIBBONS, John George and wife Margaret Jane sought by Peter MOORE, Birkenhead, England, her brother, in 1913.  Found.  9 pages, List 63.

GIBSON, Mrs. Annie E.  Wrote from San Francisco in 1899 re Henry and Charles SMITH, her uncles, and aunt Mrs. John MACE nee Maria Smith.  They left from Bedale Yorkshire and were last heard of at Ballarat in the 1860s.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

GIBSON, Keith, of Mack Logging & Timber Co. Redondo, Washington, wrote in 1914 re his son Albert, whom he boarded out with Mrs. Kate BREAKWELL 9 yrs previously on the death of his wife. Although he left money with her, he has found that she had put the child in a home from where he had been taken and put to work in the country. Police find the child and advise him, but two letters are returned ‘left address’. List 8.

GIBSON, Mrs. M. of Oaklands, Grange over Sands, England, wrote in 1916 re her daughter Hannah. ‘When she left England her late master sold up and followed her, he was a publican at Lougridge near Preston, named George SWIFT, and had a wife and child.’ Hannah is found married to T. CUNNINGHAM, with a son working on the trams. 13 pages, List 6.

GIBSON, Sister Margaret Muir of Bloemfontein South Africa, wrote in 1919 re her friend Mrs. Sarah TURNER, wife of Edward and mother of Robert. She has not heard from her for some months. Found. 4 pages, List 16.

GIBSON, Walter.  Confidential letter in 1919 from Inspector General of Police, Singapore, requesting information on this man, who in a drunken outburst claimed to be more German than Australian, born Glasgow 1891, educated Geelong College, lived in England and Germany etc.  Police confirm him as a son of the founder of Foy & Gibson, very wealthy and a spendthrift.  5 pages, List 26.

GILBERT, Samuel, left Cornwall for Australia, last heard of c1874.  His sister Mrs. Eliza HARRIS, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1909 asking police to find him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 43.

GILCHRIST, Thomas Frazer, of Washington USA, wrote in 1912 re Thomas FRAZER, who has lived in Melbourne for forty years. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

GILKESON, Richardson.  Wrote from Alleyghency City, Pittsburg US in 1895 re his half sisters Jane and Eliza ; a relation is John TRAVIS of North Melbourne.  All were from Rock, Co. Tyrone Ireland.  Found, married to STRANDRING and SMITH.  6 pages, List 28.

GILL, Mrs. Frances C., of St Anna on the Sea, Lancashire England, wrote in 1913 re her mother’s brother Richard James Brooker DOUGAL, who was last heard of in South Australia. She encloses her business card, has a Boarding House there. Not found. 9 pages, List 12.

GILLIBRAND, Norman, Bolton, England, wrote in 1916 re his cousin Philip Ernest Gillibrand, who left Cheshire c30 years before, was an architect.  Found.  5 pages, List 53.

Glasgow Police Superintendent wrote in 1900 on behalf of Inspector James LIVIE, whose brother David went to Australia some years ago, and has not been heard of for some years.  He was last at South Melbourne.  Found, using name David DAWSON.  4 pages, List 37.

GLASS, Ellen, wrote from Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA in 1895 re her brother James, last heard from 35 years ago.  1 page.  List 29.

GLEESON, Mrs. H.J. wrote from Cardiff Wales in 1914 re her husband Richard, a cabinet maker, who is lodging with Edward SHIMMEL, also from Cardiff.  She hasn’t herd from him.  Not found.  9 pages, List 31

GLEESON, Thomas of Knockanure, Barnsoleigh, Co. Tipperary Ireland wrote in 1904 re his brother Michael who worked on the railways. 5 pages.

GLEN, Mrs. Jane, wife of Hugh, of Scotstown, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1914. She lost a purse when returning from a visit to Australia. 5 pages, List 10.

GLOSQUE, Mrs. Alice, of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1894 re her aunt Johannah Treasis Agnes SHEON, who left London in 1860 and hasn’t been heard of since.  2 pages, List 4A.

GOBLE, James, Portsea, Portsmouth England, wrote in 1911.  He is the son of Esther ANDERSON who married James Payne HOAR in 1842 and he was born in 1845.  His mother left them for Australia with Captain PARVIN in the 1850s, and he was placed in a workhouse, then later taken out by Virtue Goble, whose surname he now uses.  His father is dead and he believes solicitors were looking for him.  7 pages, List 69.

GODBOLD, Sgt. Albert Ernest, 10th Field Ambulance, wrote from France in 1918; has heard his wife at Fitzroy is drinking and neglecting the children; blames her sister Mrs. BROCK and her husband.  6 pages, List 50.

GODDARD, Albert Edward, drowned at Alberton Victoria in 1911, a recent arrival with his wife, who returned to England.  His sister G.E. Goddard, Balham S.W., England, asks if his deasth is true and has had conflicting reports.  4 pages, List 69.

GODINHO, Giovanni otherwise James GOWLIN. Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904. His brother in Italy has heard of his death and wants details. 3 pages, List 11.

GOFF, Abraham.  Chief Constable, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 on behalf of his sister Esther; he was last heard of at Black Creek, was born in Co Wexford Ireland and now 24 years.  9 pages, List 50.

GOGGINS, Charles alias MOSS/HENDERSON/MENDOZA.  French officials confirm in 1911 that he died in France under another name.  Prison photo on file.  6 pages, List 69.

GOLDBERG, James, alias COX alias GRIMSHAW. South African C.I.D. write in 1908 re this man, who has been convicted there, and enclosing two photos, full face and profile, a set of fingerprints, physical description (32 years, Irish etc.) and details of convictions. Local police report he is well known and they keep an eye on him. 6 pages, List 10. See introduction re copying photographs.

GODDARD, Samuel Charles, Brixton, London, England, wrote in 1916 re daughter Caroline McLEISH, Daylesford, hasn’t heard for some months.  His four sons are in the services, and have heard bad reports of her husband.  Police confirm she has died and her children are being looked after by Mrs. McCARTHY of Fitzroy; he is addicted to drink.  16  pages, List 52.

GOLDEN, William and Seamore, sought by niece Mary BUCHANAN, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Canada in 1902.  Her late mother Margery was their sister.  They left there c45 years ago ‘because of a bad heartless stepmother’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

GOLDRING, Simon, of Civil Police, Haifa, Palestine, wrote in 1920 re his father Abraham, not heard from for six months; was living in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 18.

GOLDSWORTHY, Mrs. N., of Natal South Africa, wrote in 1910 to Kew Asylum. Her husband Edward was there but has now left and was supposedly returning to South Africa, but has not arrived. Incomplete file. 3 pages, List 13.

GOLDSWORTHY, Mrs Nell, of Newcastle, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1910 re her husband Edward, an attendant at Kew Asylum; she is penniless, has a 6 year old son.  Report states he has recently married.  Not found.  2 postcards, and a photo, and 9 pages, List 66.

GOLL, Frederick J, London England, wrote in 1913 re his wife Sarah Alice Ada, aged 35 years, and daughter Alice Florence Emma, 5 years, who had sailed to Australia with Frank S. RICE, posing as his wife and daughter. Rice was 45 years old, had been Steward of the Totteridge Golf Club, and left his wife in England. Goll is clerk to a firm of solicitors there, and wants his daughter back. He encloses photographs of Sarah and Alice and subsequently Rice. Police find the couple were briefly in Melbourne but have left. 15 pages, List 12. See introduction for photographic costs, and be aware that the photo of Sarah is not particularly clear.

GOMM [?], John H. of Catford, London, England wrote in 1901 re his uncle Captain George Tippett; had received a letter asking for money for his support.  5 pages.

GOOD, Cecil Martin, of Garden City, Hereford England, wrote in 1911 re joining the Victorian police force; he was 30 years, married, and in the local police force. 2 pages, List 15.

GOODALL, Sgt. S.A., Royal North West Mounted Police, Bonanza, Yukon, Canada, wrote in 1905 seeking information about joining the Victorian police force; he was 30 years, and too old. 3 pages, List 12.

GOODE, Frederick Montier, wanted for forgery in Shanghai in 1906; police there forward photo and description. Report states mother and brother live in Richmond, and in 1903 he opened a shop and absconded with the profits.  He was subsequently arrested and extradited. 9 pages, List 56.

GOODMAN, Kate, wrote from Islington, London England in 1892 re her two daughters Flossie and Kathleen who went to Melbourne the previous year; her letters remain unanswered.  [very difficult to decipher handwriting]  4 pages List 2.

GOODMAN, Kate, wrote again from Islington, London in 1892 re her daughters Flossie and Kathleen.  She has been separated from her husband for years, ‘he was a gentleman by birth but a man who never got on in England, and friends sent him to Australia where he went from bad to worse he never sent a shilling towards the support of me or his children …’. 15 pages, List 2.

GOODMAN, Dr. Lee of Washington England, wrote in 1893 re Herbert Richard HALL, locomotive engineer, born Selcoates Yorkshire England 1859, last heard of in America, but believed to have gone to London then Australia with singer Mamie HILL.  7 pages, List 3.

GOODWIN, Charles Edwin, sought by brother Anthony J. of Avalon, California USA in 1906.  He left England c30 yrs ago, would be about 60 yrs, formerly a butcher.  Not found.  8 pages, List 18.

GORDON, John, seaman, died in hospital in San Francisco USA in 1916.  Police asked to track relatives; 2 letters from them on file, and they are identified as cousin James CRAIG and his son Alexander.  9 pages, List 69.

GORDON, Thomas, sought by brother William, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Ireland, was in Richmond in 1890.  A brother has died.  8 pages, List 25.

GORIN, E., of Gloucester England wrote in 1902 re son William Thomas Gorin, last heard from in 1898 when he was in the Victorian police force; his father has died.  7 pages, List 4A .

GORRIE, Alexander Forsyth, sought by wife Hannah E., Auckland New Zealand in 1906. ‘A few years ago he had a mental breakdown’.  Not found.  10 pages, List 48.

GOSLIN, Lionel W., sought by brother Captain Hugh T.W. Goslin, Denver, USA in 1912; not found.  8 pages, List 71.

GOSLING, W. Robert, of Worthing, Surrey, England, wrote in 1920 re Lieut. J.A. WILLIAMS, formerly in 3rd Aust. Machine Gun Battalion, who had got his wife’s servant Miss FINIGAN pregnant.  He had promised to send money to her, but had not done so.  Police ascertain that he was living in Tasmania, was married before the war, and had a child.  He denies paternity.  9 pages, List 18.

GOTARTY, William of Co. Meath Ireland, wrote in 1903, re his brother Peter, a police pensioner.  He has heard that he has died, and seeks details of any estate left.  Died at Adelaide, on way to visit a sister at Fremantle.  10 pages, List 20.

GOULDEN, William of Falls River, Mass., USA wrote in 1920 re his son Hervey GOULDEN whom he left twenty-three years ago when he was four years old; ‘his mother did me wrong so I left her’.  Mother was Annie TYMMS and they lived in Brunswick in 1897.  Son identified as James Hervey GOULDEN/GOULDING, a school teacher.  8 pages.

GOURDIE, Peter, sought by brother James of Ashburton, New Zealand in 1915. He was 25yrs old, had been in Melbourne, parents in Scotland are concerned, not having heard from him. 3 pages, List 7.

GOURLAY, John McLeod.  His wife A.S. Gourlay, Radnor Park Gardens, Folkestone, Kent England, wrote a number of times in 1903.  He had run through all her money then deserted her.  He had also fathered illegitimate children there before emigrating to Melbourne.  He was found to have lived with Ellen Matilda Albertine JOHANNSEN, and possibly married her bigamously; she subsequently gave birth to twins and went insane and he had deserted her too.  38 pages, List 46.

GRACE, Rev. G.A. of Clitheroe, England, wrote in 1913 re Rev. Allen Zachariah Grace, c70 years, who was a patient in Ballarat hospital a few years ago. ‘He was addicted to opium’. Police find he died intestate. 6 pages, List 8.

GRACEY, William A., Golden Acres, Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote in 1916 re sister Mrs. Charles GROSSET, who went to Australia c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 53.

GRAF, Johannes, fatally injured at Mitchelltown near Nagambie in 1902.  Burial paid for by police who attempt to be reimbursed by family in Germany.  A sister is located at Gollhein, Bavara.  17 pages, List 42.

GRAHAM, Mrs. C., wrote from Swansea, Glamorganshire South Wales England in 1892 re her husband John.  He went out to Africa as a mining engineer in 1887; she hasn’t heard from him for two years, but has read that someone of that name was murdered in South Africa.  4 pages, List 2.

GRAHAM, Edward Clarence, Coatdyke by Coatbridge, Airdrie Scotland, wrote in 1915, asking for a copy of his Victorian birth certificate. Was badly injured at a foundry there; is 19 years old. ‘When I left Aust. I was very young, I ran away from my people … I was bought up by gipsies … how I landed in Scotland I do not know … I have a father and mother and sisters and brothers in Melbourne but I don’t know them …’ Police found no trace of his birth certificate. 5 pages, List 8.

GRAHAM, Monkhouse, chemist, c40 years, married Mary J. Masson ORMOND in 1889.  Chief constable Middlesborough York UK writes on behalf of relatives in 1894.  7 pages, List 28.

GRANE, Herr Max. Location of, sought by Hans KOHLING of Weissenfels on Saale, Germany, who wrote in German in 1899. Not found. 14 pages, List 17.

GRANGE, Henry Clarence, sought by mother, Mayland near Maldon Essex, in 1916.  He was 27 years, arrived Melbourne 1910.  Cousin W.R. CONSTABLE interviewed. 15 pages, List 53.

GRANT, Mrs. Of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1917 re her father Alex. CLARKE. He was a native of Clunie Perthshire Scotland, born 1865, for many years a stocker on board ship. He left Dundee in 1910 on a steamer, was traced to Melbourne and deserted ship there in 1911. He had deserted his wife and family and ‘since then the oldest boy has been killed in action and my mother died three weeks later…’. Not found. 13 Pages, List 6.

GRANT, E.J., Steward, Boksburg Hospital, Transvaal South Africa, wrote in 1911 re employee Mrs M. MARTIN, who left there to join her husband in Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from.  Not found.  6 pages, List 66.

GRANT, Mrs. J. of Hawera, New Zealand, wrote 2 letters in 1916 re John Sinclair GILDROY, a relative. He left there for England in 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since. He is c75 years old, from Gateshead Newcastle on Tyne. Not found. 11 pages, List 8.

GRANT, James.  Information sought by Chief Constable Aberdeen Scotland in 1900 on behalf of unnamed relatives.  He left there ‘early in life’ would now be c60 years old; was last heard from in 1872 when working at the  Leviathan Mine.  4 pages, List 38.

GRANT, Mrs. Mary Burke, Montreal, Canada, wrote in 1903 on behalf of father Patrick Henry Burke, who was seeking his brother John, last heard of 20 years ago, Irish.  2 pages, List 46.

GRAY, Bridget, Anna and Marguerite, sought by brothers Worship and William Gray.  Family lived at Ballyjamesduff, Ireland, and brothers left there 40-50 years ago.  W.F. Gray, attorney, wrote from Clinton, Illinois, 1905.  2 pages, List 5.

GRAY, Cunningham/George, and wife sought by James B. WHITBY of Heatley, Cheshire England in 1905. They used to be caretakers of a Presbyterian Church in East Melbourne, and would know the parentage of a young lady on whose behalf he writes. Cunningham Gray confirms knowledge, the young lady is Lottie BURTON. 5 pages, List 12.

GRAY, James L. of Pacific Cocoanut Company, San Francisco USA wrote in 1913 re his uncle James LAWTHER, aged 78 years.  His sister Mrs. SCOTT, lived with the writer.  4 pages.

GREAVES, Lionel William Goring.  Information on him sought by J.A. Ley Greaves of Limpleystoke, Bath England, who wrote from West Africa in 1908.  Not found. 4 pages, List 19.

GRECO, Ambrose, sought by mother Mrs. A., Caversham, Reading, Berkshire in 1910.  Found. 5 pages, list 63.

GRECO, Ambrose, sought by mother Mrs. A., Brixton, London in 1916.  He is a musical director, was in Bendigo in 1910.  Not found. 11 pages, List 52.

GREEN, Charles Hilton, absconded from his home in Gloucester England in 1864, aged 15yrs.  His father Rev. Henry Green wrote to the Bishop of Melbourne asking help to find him, and enclosing a small photo.  6 pages, List 18.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

GREEN, Edward alias GRAHAM.  South African police wrote in 1908 asking if he had any prior convictions in Victoria ‘at one time had race horses in Australia’ and enclosing two photos of him.  Found to be criminal Edward FITZGERALD.  17 pages, List 58. See instructions re copying of photographs.

GREEN, F.L. of Pack Horse Hotel, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England wrote in 1898 re Richard de-Boscoe COTTERELL.  He had left Birmingham some forty years ago.  6 pages, List 2.

GREEN, Mr G., Old Bethnal Green Road London, wrote in 1911 re his wife who left there for Australia under the name Florence GRACE, believed with sister Mrs DESS at Walhalla.  Found.  11 pages, List 98.

GREEN, H.O., Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re John TYRES.  He is executor of his aunt’s estate and requires a receipt which has not been forthcoming.  3 pages, List 3.

GREEN, James, in 1898 sought by wife V. of Laue [?]  His mother M.A. lives in Sale, her grand-daughter is married to the mayor there.  She has four children, hasn’t heard from him since 1897.  Found in Melbourne, licensee of a hotel.    8 pages, List 26.

GREEN, Robert Gordon, sought by sister Mary, Fairview, Vancouver in 1910.  Went to South Africa some years ago, served in the Cape Mounted Police before going on to Australia.  He is 25 years old and used GORDON as his surname.  His parents in Edinburgh are concerned, not heard from for a year.  Another letter from parents on file.  9 pages, List 41.

GREENE, Samuel, of Buffalo New York USA wrote in 1907 re his aunt Catherine GREENE, daughter of Samuel Greene, who left Shallee, Co. Tipperary Ireland c.1867.  5 pages.

GREENFIELD, Private S.W., 337 Field Ambulance, Hants, England, wrote in 1917 re his father Robert, who bought an orchid farm at Blackburn in 1914 and not heard from since 1916.  4 pages, List 50.

GREER, John, sought by Charles F. BERRER, New York USA in 1910.  He was born in New York and left for Australia c32 years ago; was in Tasmanian police, not heard from for 20 years.  Found travelling with circus.  21 pages, List 63.

GREER, R.T., Chairman, Calcutta Corporation, wrote in 1901 re Mrs. A. MEIKLEJOHN’s circumstances; her husband is destitute there, can she support him financially? 5 pages, List 18.

GREGG, William and Thomas, left Cumberland England for Australia c1886 and had a butchery business.  In 1904 their mother wrote from Travellers Rest, East Rainton, Durham England, seeking details; she had last heard from them 11 years ago  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

GREGORY, Sarah, Higher Broughton, England, wrote in 1903 requesting help in getting a monument erected to her brother Thomas who drowned near Bairnsdale in 1901; quite detailed report on death and circumstances  10 pages, List 46.

GREGORY, Thomas M., of Budleigh, Salerton, Devon England wrote in 1906 re his first cousin William Taylor, reputed to have died in December 1905 at Toorak, Melbourne.  He is the closest relative and one of the beneficiaries of the estate. 7 pages, List 2.

GREIG, Rev. A., Portabello, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re his son in law John Poole BELL, a drunkard and a gambler.  5 pages, List 49.

GRETTON, Arthur. Chief Constable’s Office Leeds England wrote in 1907 re this man, who was applying for a publican’s licence, seeking confirmation of his background. 3 pages, List 9.

GRIFFING, Luther P., wrote from Greenwich Ave., New York USA in 1895 re his brother in law David Ferrier SELCRIG, who left New Jersey in 1853, and was last heard of in 1857 at Ararat; Scotch, now c67 years.  Found.  7 pages List 28.

GRIFFITH, W.A, of Green, Iowa, USA, wrote in 1893 re James ALCOM, from Teaven Drurgivern? Co Londonderry Ireland.  His eldest daughter Nancy has not heard from him for ten years.  3 pages, List 3, List 3.

GRIME, Peter of Preston Lancashire England, wrote in 1893 re his father Francis GRIME, known in Australia as Frank GRAHAM, who left England 35 years ago.  He was last heard of 20 years ago, in Melbourne.  2 pages, paper torn.  List 3.

GRIMSDALL, George Alfred, left home in London c1884, when 17 years old, for Australia.  He was the youngest of 7 siblings.  In 1908 his sister wrote from Canning Town London, asking police to trace him.  Not found.  4 pages, List 58.

GRINLINTON, Mrs. M.G., wrote from Napier New Zealand in 1900, has heard that her eldest son Britton Clinton IRWIN has died in Carlton and asks return of his effects.  Report shows workmates paid for burial, almost destitute.  8 pages, List 38.

GRIPPEN, Lesslie, Minneapolis, USA, wrote in 1903 re her brother Alex LILLIE, who went to Australia some years ago; she is old and a widow.  Various Lillies contacted, but not found.  12 pages, List 46.

GRODENTZ, Morris, sought by brother Solly and father Abraham, both of London, in 1912.  He was last heard of 4 years ago in Melbourne.  Was also known as Horace GROVE.  Mother is pining for him.  Several letters and photo.  Not found.  18 pages, List 33.  CONNECTION FOUND.

GROGAN, Albert, Owhango, New Zealand, wrote in 1918 seeking his brothers Augustus, William and Herbert.  9 pages, List 50.

GROTH, Herman, information sought by niece Elsa T. CROME of Chicago in 1901; not heard from since 1893. Found.  5 pages, List 50.

GRUNBERG, Mrs. C.  Secretary of Verein Australia based in Hamburg Germany wrote in 1892.  His organisation tries to find people who have left home and lost touch with their families.  The parents of – Grunberg are trying to make contact with the widow of their deceased son, who died in Melbourne a few years ago.  2 pages, List 2.

GUELPHA, Nellie, 8 years old and living at Sale with Mrs. E. MORELAND in 1902, when money is sent by Mrs. A.E. HEGGLAND of Sawyers Bar, California, to send her to the U.S. where she will adopt her.  Heggland is the sister of her mother Mary Ann THELLNER.  24 pages, List 43.

GUICHARD, Joseph Laurent, Mahe, Seychelles, wrote in 1902 re his son Hautel [?] Alexander, who left there for Melbourne some months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  Traced.  7 pages, List 43.

GUNDRY, James, sought by Mrs. Lizzie FOY of Chicago in 1894.  He was her father John’s brother, and last heard of in 1863.  Father John also writes, eleven in family, which came from Camborne, Cornwall.  6 pages, List 30.

GUNN, Mrs. Agnes McLeish, Dundee Scotland wrote in 1918 re husband Alexander who left c.1914 and was found in Victoria, remarried to Ester Mary CROSCHEL.  She planned to divorce him.  11 pages.

GUNNELL, Isaac and PHIBBS, Andrew, constables in Royal Irish Constabulary, Cornwall, Co Wexford Ireland, applied to join Victorian force in 1900.  1 page, List 37.

GUNSTONE, William, from England, aged 27 years, a gardener.  In 1890s induced Jane Durward SCOTT of Hawthorn (Victoria) to live with him; he already had a wife in England.  At her death he registered her as Mrs. Gunstone, but her brother William reported him for false registration of death.  Police investigation, but Gunstone absconded.  11 pages, List 5.

GURNSINGHA, Don Andris, M.D., of Galle, Ceylon, wrote in 1898 re his son William.  7 pages.

GUTTERIDGE, Mrs. E. wrote from Hornsy Road London England in 1914 re her brother Charles ATKINSON, whom she believed was dead. Police reply not enough detail provided. An earlier letter she sent was not to be found, and the majority of the file is an investigation of this. 15 pages, List 8.

GUYTON, William, died Illinois USA in 190; born Nenagh, Co Tipperary Ireland.  Solicitor seeks relatives and a newspaper advert is inserted.  The following people responded:  Robert John GYTTON of Malvern, T.H. GYTON of Clifton Hill, Thomas GUITON of Colbinabbin, George GUYTON of Dunedin New Zealand; all give some genealogical details.  19 pages, List 62.

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HACKER, Mrs. Eleanor.  Seeks her brother Richard NEEDS in 1896, last heard from in 1863. 9 pages, List 18.

HACKETT, Edward, sought by Charles Hackett of Timaru New Zealand in 1906; late licensee of Camp Hotel, Eaglehawk.  Police trace family.  10 pages, List 30.

HACKETT, Thomas Walter, sought by sister Miss L.P. Hackett of Chicao in 1897.  He is 29 years, born Missouri USA.  Not found. 9 pages, List 35.

HADDON, Mrs Jane nee DOBB, wrote from Durban South Africa in 1909 re her uncle Edward PASCO, who left England in 1850 for Ballarat.  Believes he has left property, she is his only living relative.  Came on the same ship as the BARTLETT family.  Various Pasco/Pascoe family are interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 62.

HAFENEGGER, Joseph, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1897, re his father Joseph who arrived there in 1868 with him and his sister, and died suddenly in 1878 without leaving a Will.  He told his children he had property in Australia, but cruel step-mother would not give details as she had a child of her own.  He was a watch-maker and jeweller, in partnership with a Mr. ROTH at Ballarat.  He thinks his father might have deserted his mother, as he’s never seen her.  She was Margaret STEWART.  No trace found at Ballarat. 5 pages, List 36.

HAFFENDEN, Mrs Rosina nee STONE, Durban, South Africa, wrote in 1910 re her aunt and uncle William STONE and his sister, believed farming at Ballarat.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

HAGGAR, C.H., MLA, Capetown South Africa, wrote in 1919 on behalf of the wife of William FORBES, who has failed to support her and believed staying with Miss BOWES in South Yarra.  Traced.  5 pages, List 48.

HAINES, Edward alias George STONE.  Information sought by New Scotland Yard London in 1908; he was recently arrested and gaoled there, believed to have been a criminal in Australia.  Born 1847, bookmaker; photo and fingerprints on file.  May be a brother of the licensee of the ‘American Bar’ in Melbourne.  6 pages and photo, List 58.

HAINES, S.R., sought by nephew Edmund W. Haines, Chicago, USA, the son of his brother William of Birmingham; he arrived in Australia c20 years ago.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

HAIRE, Robert, sought by sister Isabella of Armadale, Linlithgowshire, Scotland in 1899. Left Glasgow about 20 years ago, last heard of in Melbourne.  Her husband is James WILSON, a tailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

HALDON, James, left Edinburgh 1890, carpenter.  In 1897 ROMANES & SIMSON write from there on behalf of his mother, they sent money for his passage home but he has not arrived.  11 pages, List 25.

HALES, Arthur.  St. Peter’s Hospital Guardians at Bristol England, wrote 1914-1915 re this man, who left his wife Elizabeth and two children in 1912 and has failed to send maintenance.  In 1912 he was living in Melbourne, and police locate him again.  Although he promised to send funds he never did.  Elizabeth died in 1914.  21 pages, List 18.

HALL, Beryl, born India, daughter of Hugh, stationmaster, Calcutta; came to Melbourne with Mrs. J.C. TOSH as children’s companion in 1914.  Letters from her and her father re getting back to India, but in 1916 she changes her mind, and takes a position as a waitress in a St. Kilda restaurant and is seduced by tram conductor Arthur Reginald Grey STANSFIELD.  40 pages, List 52.

HALL, Caroline Susan of Gloucester England, wrote in 1893, acknowledging pension granted to her from police fund.  Previous letter from Dublin Ireland.  3 pages, List 3.

HALL, Isabel of Mt. View Santa Clara, California wrote in 1898 re her father Thomas HALL, born England, now believed to be in Melbourne.  12 pages.

HALL, Mrs James, sought by nurse E. McCARTHY, Dunedin New Zealand, in 1912; she is her sister.  Not heard from for 12 years, had two sons, Henry and Arnold and a daughter Margaret.  Found.  4 pages, List 71.

HALL, Mary, Boyer, Crawford Co., Iowa USA, wrote in 1916 re Robert (son of Edward & Catherine of Dublin) and Ellen HALL (nee MURPHY).  She is his niece, and enclosed letters he had written to her from Tanjil Gippsland.  She hasn’t heard from him since 1910 and believes he may have died.  Not found.  33 pages, List 53.

HALL, Seymour Brentnall or DALZELL.  New Scotland Yard London wrote in 1911 re this man, who had been arrested there.  Detailed detective report states born Birmingham England, arrived c1885 etc.  10 pages, List 66.

HALLIGAN, Arthur, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1904, asking police to help get his daughter Daisy Cecilia from her mother who is living with another man in Melbourne.  5 pages, List 33.

HALLINAN, James, of Treasury Dept., New York USA wrote in 1916 re his sister Annie – hadn’t heard from her for some time. His aunt is Mrs. John HANNON of Richmond. Police report she has been committed to an asylum. 4 pages List 6

HALPIN, Mrs Mary, of Chicago, USA, wrote in 1908 re her brother Thomas HEALY.  She had another brother Peter and a sister Kate.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

HAMBRIDGE, Alfred, of Durban, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1894 seeking his brothers Harry and William Hambridge. Found. 15 pages, List 17.

HAMILL, James, sought by sister Mary LARBY, Barrack Hill, Fermoy, Co Cork Ireland in 1912.  He was last heard of at ‘Rhookha’; no such place in Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

HAMILTON, John, sought by nephew Richard Hamilton of Doolagh, Portarlington, Queen’s County Ireland in 1907.  He joined the Dublin police in 1865, then came to Melbourne, and was in force until 1880s.  Not found.  7 pages, List 23.

HAMILTON, Mrs. Margaret of Haverford, PA, U.S.A. wrote in 1905, re her brother James Hamilton, who was in Melbourne, but her letter to him was returned unclaimed.  Had a sister Mattie.  Response states details supplied too meagre to trace.  3 pages.

HAMILTON, W.L., Superintendent, Burgh Police Office, Govan Scotland, writes in 1892 regarding James YOUNG, one time partner of DOBIE & CO., shipbuilders at Govan, who sailed from the Clyde for Brisbane in 1890, and was last heard of in Melbourne.  Police locate the person sought.  9 pages., List 2.

HAMILTON, William E., of Scranton, P.A., U.S.A., wrote in 1914 and asked details of joining the Victorian police force. He was ex US army, including 10 years in cavalry, also ex police, and was ‘sick of American ways’ and wanted to become a British citizen. Reply returned ‘not known at this address’. 5 pages, List 8.

HAMMON, Arthur of Springs, Transvaal (South Africa) wrote in 1905 re his brother Horace who had suffered leg strain and was now believed to be in Queensland.  7 pages.

HAMP, Mrs. P.A. of Capetown, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re her husband Alfred Henry HAMP, who deserted her and their five children in 1904.  8 pages.

HAMPSHIRE, John.  Murdered in Victoria 1862; niece Louisa GOULDSBROUGH of Bongendore New South Wales writes on behalf of his wife (unnamed) in England regarding his property.  5 pages, List 5.

HAMPSON, Cornelius of Hyde Cheshire England, wrote in 1898 regarding a bequest he should have received under his aunt, Mrs. Mary Ann BARCLAY’s Will, and asking police to follow through with the executor William Richmond EVANS. 4 pages, List 14.

HANCOCK, Mrs. A.J. of Kansas City USA wrote in 1905 re her husband James Herbert Hancock, who left there seven years ago. They have three daughters. She believes he is in Melbourne; had previously been in Australia and had a friend named REINHOLDT, a jeweller. He also had siblings in Birmingham England. She wants him to support their three daughters. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

HANIFIN, Julia (Mrs. Cornelius), wrote from Seadown via Temuka, South Canterbury New Zealand in 1896, seeking her brothers John and Michael LUCEY and sister Mrs. John FIELDING, last heard of in Korumburra.  Her husband has died and she seeks their help.  Not found.  11 pages, List 33.

HANKIN, Elizabeth, Waterloo near Liverpool England, wrote in 1912 re her husband James, who deserted in 1911. They have 2 children, she believes he is in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 14.

HANKIN, James, sought by mother,Seaforth near Liverpool, in 1915.  He deserted ship in Melbourne in 1910, left a wife and 2 children destitute there.  Photo of him on file.  Found interstate, living with Pattie GRAHAM by whom he has a child.  8 pages, List 54.

HANKS, Sarah (Miss) wrote from Blackpool England in 1914 re letters received from Walter Hanks of Coburg, claiming to be her nephew, and asking for a copy of his father John’s birth certificate. He had previously advertised in her local newspaper for relatives. She is suspicious, and encloses photo of John and his brother Ernest Silverton Hanks, ‘taken at Xmas camp’ in England, and a photo of ‘Mother’ . Police interview Walter and his father John who says he was born Birmingham in 1847, and needs the certificate in his application for old age pension. His mother was Ann Kempson. 15 pages and 2 photos, List 7. See instructions above re cost of photos.

HANNAY, Henrietta of Blackpool Lancashire England wrote in 1914 re her brothers Andrew Webster and Frank Wallace Hannay, last heard of in 1906. File includes letters to brothers. Found. 20 pages, List 8.

HANSEN, C.K. wrote from Nadina, Minn. USA in 1894 re his brother John HOCKONSEN, who used to be a sailor.  4 Pages.  List 4.

HARDBOTTLE, Charles James.  F.A. ANDERSON, solicitor of York, England wrote in 1890 on behalf of mother who had not heard from Hardbottle since 1889.  Hardbottle was 21-23 and a sailor.  Police locate him.  16 pages, List 2.

HARDING, Antonia, wrote from Plymouth, Devon, England, in 1901 re her husband Joseph, who left there six months ago for Australia, and has not been heard from since.  Physical description given, is 28 years old.  2 pages, List 40.

HARDMAN, James.  Anonymous letter in 1909 alleges he has assaulted his wife who is licensee of the Newmarket Hotel, Kyneton.  Report on their marital situation, his claim that she is having an affair with local solicitor etc.  13 pages, List 87.

HARDSTAFF, Joseph, Matlock Bath England, wrote in 1912 re the death of his eldest brother George.  No record.  5 pages, List 70.

HARGRAVE, Mrs., of Hull England, wrote in 1892 re John WILSON.  His wife works for her, and he left her and their four young children four years ago.  Wilson found living with another woman.  5 pages.

HARGREAVES, Mrs Annie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Mrs MEINING.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

HARGREAVES, Robert Senr., left England 1887, leaving a wife and child behind.  In 1892 found living in Victoria with a woman named WOOFE.  In 1908 solicitors in Battley Yorkshire enquire for him; found.  7 pages, List 58.

HARGREAVES, Robert Senior, sought by Rev N.W. THOMLINSON, Batley Yorkshire in 1911, on behalf of wife and daughter.  He was an engineer, was living in Melbourne.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 70.

HARKER, Henry or HARKESS, sought by solicitors in Maryport, Cumberland England in 1910.  He was a native of Dearham, in 1890s was working for contractor David MITCHELL.  Found to have been using the name Henry MENZIE.  13 pages, List 62.

HARKIN, William, c75-80 years ‘a sea faring man believed to have died in Melbourne in last year or two’.  Chief of Police, Tacoma Washington USA wrote in 1912 on behalf of his  sister.  No record.  7 pages, List 72.

HARPER, Basil L., wrote from Paisley, Scotland in 1901, re Robert LOGAN, late of Glasgow Scotland, last heard of at Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 40.

HARPER, George, sought by F. COWIE, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1908; last heard of in 1877 in Heyfield.  Cowie’s wife is a daughter of George’s sister Martha.  Found.  4 pages, List 58.

HARRINGTON, Edward, died at Inglewood in 1891, a bachelor, 76 years. A friend, George FREEMAN, wrote to advise family in U.S.A.   In 1895 U.S. Consul in Melbourne writes on behalf of his relatives, that Freeman was to provide further details but did not.  He had not responded to letters from them.  Police find that Freeman died in 1893, and his family revealed ‘an insulting letter’ from the relatives, claiming Harrington had property and they were holding on to it.  In fact he died a pauper.  5 pages, List 28.

HARRINGTON, George, private detective bureau, Sheffield, England, wrote in 1899 re William PRESTON, son of Algernon and Rose, who was a native of Dublin Ireland, but had lived in Melbourne for many years, was single, a surveyor, and was aged about 80 years.  3 pages.

HARRINGTON, William S. of Orange, Essex County, New Jersey USA wrote in 1901 re his uncle John HARRINGTON, who left Ireland c.1860 for Australia.

HARRIS, C., Globe Steam Laundry Birmingham, wrote in 1915 re his brother William, born Solihull, who left for Australia c25 years ago.  Many Williams are located, but not the correct person.  28 pages, List 54.

HARRIS, J. (Miss) of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1914 re her brother George, from London England, aged about 28 years. Not found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

HARRIS, James, Whitton, Middlesex England, wrote in 1911 re father’s brother HELSM/ELMS, who left for Australia in the 1850s.  They were born Sidbrook, Gloucestershire.  Not found.  5 pages, List 66.

HARRIS, M. (Mrs.) of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1913 re her father’s brother James GUNDRY. Her father John Gundry hasn’t heard from him for 60 years. James was last heard of mining at Ballarat, and the family came from Cornell [Cornwall?] England. All Gundry entries in directory interviewed but no relation. 10 pages, List 14.

HARRIS, Mrs. M.A. of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1915 re her son George, 27 years, born Hammersmith near London, who arrived in Melbourne c1913. He had three sisters, Violet, Ethel and Lily and a brother Jonathan who was now dead. Police contact many George Harris’s, but do not find him. 19 pages, List 7.

HARRIS, Samuel. His wife Mrs. B. Harris of Carlton, wrote in 1918, asking Victorian police to ascertain details of his convictions in South Africa. South African police provide details and a photo of him. She reports he is back in Australia. 3 pages, List 16. Note comment at top of page re cost of photographs.

HARRIS, Sarah Elizabeth, of Orrell Bottle, Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband ‘he deserted his three little boys and also left me in pregnancy of another’. He was in the British Army at one stage, now believed to be in Freemantle. Not found. 11 pages, List 8.

HARRISON, Adelaide Davies, Hintonburg, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1900 re her father John HATTON, a saddler in Melbourne; she enclosed a letter for him which is still on the file, which is incomplete.  4 pages, List 56.

HARRISON, George F., of Brooklyn E.D., wrote in 1892 re his brother Richard, acknowledges police reply that he was found in Tasmania.  Original letter of enquiry not on file.  2 pages, List 2.

HARRISON, George F., of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 re his brother Richard, aged 34 years, last heard of in 1888.  Father died over a year ago, had lived in LeicesterEngland; mother anxious to know his whereabouts. 4 pages.

HARRISON, Henry.  Wrote from Birmingham England in 1904 re his niece Mrs. Kate BROWN nee SPECK, who had been left destitute at Scarborough by her husband William. They had been married in 1897, but he left the following year, and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 22.

HARRISON, Joseph, sought by wife Julia, Handsworth, Birmingham, England in 1905.  He left there two years ago, is a baker, 35 years believed in Melbourne.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 44.

HARRISON, Joseph, sought by wife Julia of Soho, Birmingham, England, in 1906.  Last heard of at Melbourne; found.  3 pages, List 19.

HARRISON, Martin. Sought by Samuel PRICE of St. John’s Quebec Canada in 1916, on behalf of Harrison’s sister, Mrs. Mary MEIGHER, formerly of Liverpool England. She had come to Canada to be with her only son, but he was now dead. Harrison had been in the retail boot trade about 20 years ago. 7 pages List 6

HARRISON, Mrs Mary of Brooklyn ED, USA, wrote in 1893 re her uncle Robert MALLOY, in the liquor business there many years ago, was a native of Cappoynin? Co Waterford, Ireland.  2 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, Samuel, sought by London High Commission in 1913, on behalf of his wife Annie, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.  He left there in 1912 and has not sent any money for her and their 3 children.  Found.  5 pages, List 63.

HARRISON, Thomas, foreman in a boot factory, sought by brother in law Rev W. Francis CLULOW, Maidstone, Kent England, in 1911, on behalf of father in Stockton on Tees.  Found.  5 pages, List 67.

HARTIGAN, Jack, sought by nephew J.J. KINNERK of Limerick Ireland in 1914. He was formerly in Victorian police force. Found. 11 pages, List 8.

HARTNETT, Jane, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland, wrote in 1903 re John BROWN, formerly in the police force, son of Thomas, ex Head Constable, Royal Irish Constabulary, not heard from for over 20 years.  Not found.  Wrote again, stating that his sister Mrs. ORCHARD had been a hotel keeper, and their parents are nearly 100 years old.  Not found.  24 pages, List 46.

HARVEY, Charles Edward. Born Crediton, in the tailoring trade. Sought by Mr. Brooker, of South Wanstead, Essex, England, in 1916. He had left England for Christchurch New Zealand c1884 and afterwards went to Australia. 5 pages List 6

HARVEY, John, of Barnsley Yorkshire England, wrote in 1919 re his sons John Fielders and Frederick Charles, aged 39 and 34 years, who have been in Australia 6-7 years. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

HASTINGS, Eva, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1918 re her husband Alfred, formerly working for butcher NOAKES in Doncaster and keeping company with Miss BLOXIDGE, against parents’ wishes, has also had a child by Miss WHITESIDE, whose parents live in Perth.  He hasn’t sent maintenance for her and their 8 year old daughter for two years.  15 pages, List 55.

HAVEN, Mrs. Laura, wrote from New Orleans in 1893 re her husband who has run off with Mrs. David LAMKIN, a ‘hard-faced woman’.  Haven is the daughter of the late Captain A.J. PARKER, Lamkin is the daughter of a Dr. WILLIAMS.  9 pages, List 4.

HAWKINS, G.E. of Sars-Poteries, France Nord, wrote in 1920 re C.F. PARKER, late in AIF, who formerly lived at Glengarry. Police ascertain that two brothers named George and Thomas Parker enlisted from there and find Thomas. 8 pages, List 13.

HAWLEY, William wrote from Workington Cumberland U.K. in 1907 re his relations George and Sarah HORROCKS.  Not found.  7 pages, List 27.

HAYDEN, John, sought by wife Esther, of Liverpool England in 1914. Not found. 3 pages, List 8.

HAYES, Mrs. Ellen, wrote from St. Louis, U.S. in 1898 re brother Cornelius O’LEARY, last heard from in 1870s.  Widow found near Dookie, 10 pages, List 26.

HAYES, Richard P., of Edmonyen, Alberta Canada, wrote in 1914 re his brother in law M.P. MEYER, a South African, last heard of working in Tasmania. His parents in Natal South Africa are anxious, as is his sister. Not found. 12 pages, List 8.

HAYTON, Mrs. Daisy, wrote from Clapton London England in 1916 re her husband William James Hayton. She has heard that he has died and asks details; police find no record of death. She has two daughters Reenie and Kathleen. 5 pages, List 8.

HAYWARD, Lydia, Burton on Trent, Staffs, England, wrote in 1910 re her only sister Mrs CLEARY of South Melbourne, who had not answered her letters.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

HAYWOOD, Benjamin, sought by father John of Nottingham U.K. in 1906.  Arrived c30 years ago, worked at Ulupna.  Has heard nothing for years.  Not found.  14 pages, List 30

HEAD, Samuel of Buffalo New York USA wrote in 1892 on letterhead of Erie County Clerk’s Office, regarding his son James HEAD who had been in Australia for 6-7 years.  4 pages, List 2.

HEAD, Samuel, Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1905 re son James, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 45.

HEARNE, Mrs. Ellen, of Pill, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales wrote in 1919 re her husband John, who left her in 1914.  She has three boys to look after and wanted maintenance from him.  He might also be known as John WILSON.  3 pages.

HEATH, Edward, sought by H.H. DANIELS of Brown Palace Hotel, Denver Colorado in 1901; his wife is the writer’s aunt, his mother’s sister.   Heath had arrived in Melbourne c1883.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

HEATLEY, J., Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1893 re Griffith HEATLEY, who left there six years ago and wrote regularly until 1891.  Discreet enquiry wanted.  10 pages, List 3.   Another letter 1894; left Cardiff for Australia many years ago, leaving a wife and three children behind.  Lived in Ballarat until 1891 at least, writer believes he is living with another woman. Incomplete file of 5 pages, may be continuation of earlier file.  List 20.

HEATLIE-HEATLIE, Barry.  Criminal Investigation Department Cape Town South Africa wrote in 1906 re him – wanted on warrant for embezzlement there.  He was a broker, aged about 30, played rugby and football and had been captain of the Villagers R.F.C.  3 pages including photo; note instructions re photo costs.  List 2.

HECKRATH, Cyril Hinton, enquired for by father in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1909.  Found, detailed report on health on file.  5 pages, List61.

HEDDERWICK, John, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1900 re death of brother James Winning CRABB.  Another brother, Maitland H. Crabb predeceased him, c5 years ago.  James was accidentally killed at Korrumburra.  Letter on file from Mrs. M. JONES of Parry St., Moonee Ponds also asks details, knew deceased.  7 pages, List 38.

HEDEN, Karl Johan Johansson. Stockholm police wrote in 1913 re this Collector of Taxes, who was charged with embezzlement and had absconded. He was 35 years, and spoke only Swedish. Wanted notice includes a photograph of him, which could be photocopied. 4 pages, List 12.

HEDIGAN, William.  Sought by E.E. MARSHALL, Attorney, Boston, Mass., USA in 1913. Found. 4 pages, List 14.

HEFFER, Mrs. Laura, Lower Edmonton, London [England?] wrote in 1910 re her daughter Grace Heffer, who went to South Africa seven years ago as a nurse, and married Adam GOOL, an Indian, in Cape Town. She believed she was now in Melbourne, but police find no trace. 6 pages, List 5.  CONNECTION FOUND

HEFFERNAN, Mrs. Johnna, 7th Avenue New York USA, wrote in 1903 re her brother Thomas PENNY and sister Elizabeth, who came from Co. Limerick.  Extensive search undertaken and people listed in directory under that name interviewed, but not found.  21 pages, List 45.

HEGARTY, John, wrote to the Mayor of Melbourne from New York USA in 1900 re hus uncle James and brother Jeremiah, natives of Cork Ireland.  James left Ireland c50 years ago for Melbourne, Jeremiah c40 years ago.  Various Hegarty families contacted, but no connection.  17 pages, List 39.

HEIM, Jacob, sought by wife Sarah, Liverpool England, in 1912.  He deserted her and their two children 3 years ago, believed in Melbourne.  He was of German descent, born Liverpool.  Letter from his mother on file.  Not found.  21 pages, List 71.

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.

HEMMING, F., Hango, Finland, wrote in 1912 re brother Axel, who left there c15 years ago and not heard from; a sailor.  Not found.  7 pages, List 71.

HELMERS, Thorleif.  Norweigan seaman, 19 yrs, sought by Consul General in 1918.  Found.  6 pages, List 18.

HEMMING, John, wrote from the Provincial Home, Kamloop, British Colombia, Canada in 1912, asking police to trace the family of his brother William, who left London England c1850.  He is seeking help from the family.  Police find daughter Mrs. Emily CHEASLEY, who herself is in poor circumstances.  8 pages, List 32.

HENDERSON, Frank V., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1911 re John Henderson who left there c40 years ago with an uncle who was a soldier.  Last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  Letter is damaged.  15 pages, List 69.

HENNESSY, Mary, nee HOARE, sought by sister Mrs Bridget RUSSELL, Balhuntly, Cullen, Co Tipperary, in 1911.  Not heard from for 17 years, when at Emerald Hill.  Gives family details.  8 pages, List 67.

HENRICKSEN, Victoria, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re her brother Harry, a wood carter at Castlemaine.  Police ascertain he has died. 3 pages, List 52.

HENRY, Peter and John, sought by niece Anne, Newark, New Jersey USA, in 1912.  They are sons of late John and Catherine nee POOLEY of Co Sligo.  She is the daughter of their brother Michael.  9 pages, List 72.

HENRY, Thomas Bayley, 36 years, born England, was arrested in Oakland, California, USA in 1912; police there send a photo and fingerprints and ask if he is known in Victoria.  No.  7 pages, List 71.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

HENWOOD, W.H. of Newquay Cornwall England, wrote in 1906 regarding a newspaper report he had seen of the death of Henry GREEN, found dead at Wodonga. He believed this was his uncle who left Cornwall c50 years ago, and who changed his name from Nathaniel Henry Henwood to Henry Green. Police reply states no relation. 3 pages, List 11.

HERMS, Wilhelmina, wrote from Germany in 1893 re her brother Henrik SCHONBECK, who died at Beechworth in 1882.  She is a widow and next of kin.  11 pages, List 3.

HERRIOT, John of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1904 re his uncle William HERRIOT, brother of his father Adam.  13 pages.

HERTZBERG, Kate, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re Abraham VINEGARD, believed to be in business with Morris GRODENTZ and George ROSCOE. Found. 3 pages, List 11.

HESP, Mrs. H. Newell, wrote from Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, Yorkshire in 1896 re her husband Samuel Dobson Hesp, who deserted her and their child in 1888.  Letter from their son Frank also on file.  Police believe he has gone interstate.  11 pages, List 32.

HEWITT, James, violin maker and repairer, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re his brother William, who left there c1909 for Tasmania, having won Tatts lottery, and hasn’t been heard of since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 70.

HEWLETT, Robert.  Sister Ellen PHILLIPS wrote from Malvern, Worcestershire U.K. in 1898 seeking information about him, last heard of in Prahran.  Found; wife and children living apart from him.  5 pages, List 27.

HICHCOCK, A., manager Western Union Telegraph Co., Evanston Ill., U.S.A, wrote in 1914 re his ‘dear friend Mrs. L.J. (Julia) BERLOWITZ, formerly of Melbourne, who left Honolulu about 5 years ago, probably for Melbourne’. All Berlowitz family in Melbourne interviewed – she is a cousin, but hasn’t been seen for some years. Hichcock enclosed a letter for her, and this is still on the file. 8 pages, List 8.

HICKEY, Bartholomew, sought by solicitors in Weedsport New York USA in 1910; his brother has recently died.  Family in Woodend identified.  List 64.

HICKEY, F.F., Travelers Insurance Co., Hartford Conn. USA, wrote in 1914 re Arthur PARK, who was born in Melbourne in 1892, in reference to an insurance policy. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

HICKEY, Mrs. Jane Freeman, wrote from Buffalo New York in 1904 re her sister Helen FREEMAN, born in Co Cork Ireland, went to Victoria married John DAVIS/DAVISON. Second letter states she married Dennis KAHALER who ran a hotel with his brothers Timothy and Michael.  Not found.  11 pages, List 22.

HICKLIS, Mary.  Wrote from Buffalo New York, USA, in 1906, re her brother George DUNCAN, last heard of 40 yrs ago on the goldfields.  Not found.  6 pages, List 19.

HICKMAN, Mrs, sought by mother Mrs BARRETT, Mount Cook, Wellington New Zealand in 1912.  She buried her husband at Bendigo recently.  3 pages, List 71.

HICKS, Mrs. Mary, East Chicago, USA, wrote in 1904 re her brother John MATHIAS who left California for Australia c38 year ago, last heard of 18 years ago in Prahran; native of South Wales.  Not found.  7 pages, List 47.

HIGGINS, Joseph, left Guelph Canada c1885, last heard of in Melbourne.  Discreet enquiry sought by G.L. Higgins, Mercury Office, Guelph.  Found.  7 pages, List 38.

HIGH, George, Norwich, England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle George, who died at Ararat in 1911 and had property.  6 pages, List 54.

HIGHAM, Eli, and aunt Mrs Edith Smith HIGHAM, eloped from Arrington near Manchester England in 1911. Chief Constable asks police to find and stop marriage.  Found.  Fascinating details provided.  16 pages, List 69.

HIGHFIELD, Mrs. Mary, Blackburn, London, wrote in 1916 re her niece Edith Mary WARD, who went to Australia as a children’s nurse in 1912 and married Herbert TEARE.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

HIGHNETT, Mrs. Alice of Seaforth Liverpool England wrote in 1903 re her brother Richard GRIFFITHS, a baker who left there 17 years before.  He has not been heard from for 12 years; has heard he was murdered.  Police find Griffiths.  6 pages, List 2.

HILDENBERGER, Martin J., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, wrote in 1909 re Margaret LESLIE who left Crumroney parish, Co Longford c50 years ago with 2 girls named KERRIGAN and went to Melbourne, where her uncle GREEN lived.  He wrote on behalf of her niece Margaret, who was the daughter of her brother Richard.  Not found.  5 pages, List 48.

HILEY, Ranald.  Chief Constable, York, England writes in 1901 regarding him; Hiley, 27 years, well educated, supposed to go to New Zealand, but got off ship in Melbourne.  Friends concerned he was suicidal.  Photo on file.  13 pages.

HILL, Mrs Annie, Anderston, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her daughter Isabella, now Mrs MURPHY of Fitzroy.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

HILL, Mrs A., Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1912, wants assistance from husband who left five years ago.  Found in Brunswick, he refuses to help.  7 pages, List 72.

HILL, Cecilia Wyndham wrote from London in 1900 re her son Frederick Wyndham Hill whom she feared was very ill. Found. 6 pages, List 18.

HILL, Joshua, Ravensbourne, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re his half-sister Sarah  BOWES    who left to marry Harry WILLIAMS c1889 and has not been heard from since. Not found.  7 pages, List 58.

HILTON, Charles, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, wrote in 1917 r his brother Robert John, who left Halifax c1874 for Victoria and not heard of since 1901.  Found to have died in 1913.  4 pages, List 49.

HINCHEY, Patrick J., of Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother John, born Ennistymon, Co. Clare Ireland c72 years ago, and left there 45 years ago and was last heard of in Melbourne. Police interview Mrs. Peter Hinchey, whose personal details match those given, except for the given name. 6 pages, List 12.

HINDLEY, John S., applies for police, 1903.  20yrs, son of Rev W.T. Hindley of Eastbourn, writes from Lindisfarne, Blackheath, England, encloses 8 printed testimonials, including one from Weymouth College.  12 pages, List 20.

HINTON, Major, 138th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Salisbury England, wrote in 1910 asking details of family situation of Mrs PETTIFORD of Albert Park, whose son is there.  She wanted him discharged so he could come home and support her as she is destitute.  Police confirm claim.  6 pages, List 63.

HIRSCHMAN, William, sought by mother Mrs. Ellen of Bootle, England in 1896.  She has heard his father has closed his Port Melbourne business under name of HARRIS, and is worried about her son, the eldest of 5, the rest of whom are with her.  7 pages, List 31.

HIRST, Benjamin, wrote from Bradford, Yorkshire England in 1897 re newspaper report of death of James HURST, asks if it is his brother Joseph who left a wife and 3 children there in 1857 and went to Australia and not heard from til traced to Qld in 1896.  Gives family details.  Police reply it is not his brother.  7 pages, List 36.

HIRST, Ellen E., Belfast, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re her father William TEGG, c80 years old.  Found.  6 pages, List 64.

HISLOP, William. Glasgow Parish Council writes from 1913-1917 re this man, 38 years, a bricklayer, born Glasgow, who sailed to Australia in 1912 as an assisted immigrant, leaving a wife and three young children behind. He intended to send for them later. He sent little money for support, and probably through worry the wife has become insane and the children are in Council care. Hislop was nominated by Mr. RODGERS of Beaconsfield Parade Port Melbourne. Police find that Rodgers had got rid of him as he was a drunkard. In 1914 police find he joined the AIF and was sent to Egypt, but also that he had remarried bigamously. His marital exploits detailed; marriages to Janet BEVERIDGE (died 1907) produced two children, Milia and Peter, and to Annie McELHINNEY produced three. Third marriage was to Ethel SPENCER nee PARKINS, a widow. 43 pages, List 11.

HITCHIN, Sarah Louisa, (wife of Thomas Alfred) wrote from Townsville in 1877 re her father George HARRISON who left his wife and two daughters in England in 1855 and was living with a woman in Melbourne; he was a hardware merchant, and she is seeking financial assistance from him.  File covers 1877-1883; he died in 1881 and she queries probate etc. List 20.

HLADKY, Francis, wrote from New York City in 1915 re his son Charles. His original letter not on file, but report and reply is. He had joined the Aust. Imperial Force and was now at the front. 2 pages, List 7.

HOAGLAND, Henry W.  Chief of Police, Oakland, California USA wrote firstly in 1897 re this man who left his wife and family there; he was a veterinary dentist.  Other letters followed in 1900 and 1901.  16 pages, List 37.

HOAL, E., wrote from Tuli, Rhodesia, South Africa in 1895 re a relative named GILES who went to Australia c50 years ago.  Ten years ago Mrs. GOULD the postmistress at Fowey, Cornwall, received a letter from him.  2 pages, List 31.

HODGES, Amos, butler to Admiral CATOR, Hazelwood, King’s Langley, Herts, England, wrote in 1896 re his friend Beatty SHEPPERD, who went to Australia with a married sister RICHARDSON, and after her death took over care of her children.  Found elsewhere.  7 pages, List 31.

HODGKINSON, Albert.  Sought by brother Frederick of Samaria.  He was a brick layer, 37yrs, born Manchester.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

HODGKINSON, George, sought by nephew Ernest of Smethwick Birmingham in 1910.  He came from Chesterfield, Derby.  Son found, a hotel keeper in Brunswick.  7 pages, List 65.

HODGKINSON, Joseph, assistant clerk to the guardians, Bakewell, Derbyshire England, wrote in 1906 re bonafides of Mrs. PASCOE WEBBE, with whom his brother Samuel Charles Lindsey HODGKINSON was staying.  Samuel was aged 19 years.  8 pages.

HODGSON, W.H. of Kimberley, South Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to deliver a letter to Mr. J.S. WILLIAMS, as his second wife keeps letters from him. Williams’s daughter is destitute. 2 pages, List 13.

HODKINSON, Peter.  Moss & Hodkinson of Whalley Range, Manchester England wrote in 1917.  They were executors of the estate of Peter, who had died in 1908, and were trying to trace his son Albert.  File covers 1909-1917.  24 pages.

HOEY, Joseph, of Maitland, Cape, South Africa, wrote in 1914 re his uncle Tim O’CALLAGHAN who left Co. Kerry Ireland over 20 years ago to join the Australian police force and was never heard from again. Police interview all Tim O’Callaghan’s in Victoria, and interstate police check their membership lists, but he is not found. 19 pages, List 14.

HOGAN, Miss Amelia of Armory St., Ilion, New York, wrote in 1900 re her sister Margaret SHANNON, wife of Henry, and her uncle Thomas BROWN.  Brown conducted hotels in Melbourne in the 1880s.  Not found. 5 pages, List 38.

HOGAN, Martin, desk sergeant, 15 Precinct, Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1893 re Patrick HOGAN, whose proper name is SHEEHY, a native of Tipperary Ireland, and the brother of Thomas and Edward SHEEHY.  His brother Tom is dead and the family would like to hear from Patrick.  ‘through some family quarrel he took his mother’s name of HOGAN.  5 pages, List 3.

HOGARTH, E., wrote from Rotherithe England in 1899 re his brother Robert, last heard of in Yarraville.  Found.  6 pages, List 27.

HOGARTH, Thomas E., Dannevicke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re George BLOOD who had been killed in a railway accident at Tunstall (now Nunawading). His brother in law is of the same name, and although he last heard of him and his sister Harriet (known as Poppy) in Derbyshire England, he thinks they may have emigrated and the person killed is him. Police report that it is not his family. 4 pages, List 7.

HOGG, F.W., Armby near Leeds England, wrote in 1899 re his sister Nellie HOGG, supposed to have left Victoria and sailed home to England some months ago, but has not arrived.  7 pages.

HOGG, Henry, fought in American Civil War and afterwards left his discharge with his father William in London England.  In 1901 tries to get a pension from US authorities and requires discharge.  A friend asks police to help, and the request is transmitted to New Scotland Yard, who interview sister Ada and brother James G., but the discharge paper is not found. 7 pages.  List 4.

HOGG, John William. Wife writes a number of letters from Eltham Taranaki New Zealand and elsewhere, from 1916-1918 regarding him. He was last heard from in 1915 in Melbourne. Police locate him, but he doesn’t want his wife to know his address, as she is of drunken habits. 20 pages, List 9.

HOLLICK, Thomas, of Great Bowden, Market Harbors, Leicestershire England, wrote in 1913 re his daughter Mrs. Fanny HUNTER and her daughter Beryl, who sailed forMelbourne, and were supposed to have been met by a local tailor Nathaniel GLADSTONE. Not found. 4 pages, List 12.

HOLMES, Edward, chief constable, Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re C.W. EMMS, last seen 4 years ago in Melbourne.  He is a veterinary surgeon and his mother is anxious about him.  Photo and physical description on file.  6 pages, List 3.  See introduction for details of photo costs.

HOLMES, Willie, a schoolboy, of Hartford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1893 re Robert and Rebecca HOLMES, who sailed from Liverpool in 1855.  Rebecca married Robert ROBERTSON.  Willie is their nephew.  2 pages, List 4.

HONE, George Henry, mining engineer, left his family in Melbourne in 1913 on business and never returned.  Subsequently found to have sailed to London.  English solicitors write for details in 1916.  7 pages, List 53.

HONE, H.F., wrote from Vancouver Canada in 1894, seeking his son H.R., last heard of in New Zealand.  Postmaster there sends letter from Melbourne.  Not found.  3 pages, List 30.

HONEY, Albert Victor, sought by unnamed wife in Camden Town London in 1912.  She hasn’t heard for 3 months.  He’s been in Melbourne for 5 years and always sent money before.  Fund.  6 pages, list 32.

HOOPER, Mr. A..F. Soho, near Handsworth Birmingham England, wrote in 1894.  Has seen a newspaper cutting about a young man who drowned in Melbourne; is it his missing son?  Reply states no.  2 Pages, List 4A

HOORYAANS, Mr. Netherlands Consul in Melbourne writes in 1908 on behalf of overseas relative, seeking him. Not found. 4 pages, List 10.

HOPKINS, Mrs. George, wrote from Reading, Berks, U.K. in 1918 re her husband, a blacksmith, who left there 11 years ago, and was last heard of 3 years ago in NSW; believes he is in Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 47.

HOPKINS, T.H., Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re wife Kltty SAUNDERS or Hopkins, who had deserted him, believed living with another man in Melbourne, along with his 3 year old daughter.  She used the name Dolly McDONALD,  not found. 4 pages, List 66.

HORGAN, Mrs. K., Liverpool England, wrote in 1917 re her brother Thomas PRITCHARD. Police find he enlisted in the Aust. Imperial Force in West Australia. Mother was Emma of Charlbury Oxford England. 12 pages, List 6.

HORN, Mrs. Johanna, wrote from Chicago Ill, USA in 1897 re Johann Christian SCHOTT, a machinist, aged about 72 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 36.

HORNER, John of Beauharnois, Province Quebec, Canada, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. Thomas REES. She was his mother’s sister, and her maiden name was NESBITT. Found by police. 5 pages, List 6.

HORROCK,S John, sought by nurse Amy GREENHALGH of Bolton, Lancashire England in 1911; hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

HORSFIELD, Richard, of Barnoldswich via Colne Yorkshire England, wrote in 1909 re relative Robert MARGESSON. 3 pages, one torn. List 15.

HORTON, Mrs. Catherine, of Ashford, Kent, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband Alfred, who left two years ago with girl WALKER, from Luton; he was a cabinet maker.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

HOSSACK, William, Southcote, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1910 re Miss Eliza MATHIESON.  Found.  4pages, List 62.

HOSSELL, Herbert, solicitor, Birmingham England, wrote in 1908 seeking Robert LOCKLEY, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 58.

HOUGHTON, Isaac. Sought by cousin George Isaac NELSON of Newcastle on Tyne England, in 1920. He was born at Great Yarmouth Norfolk and left for Australia from the East Indies in 1889. He would be about 62 years. Not found. List 16.

HOULIHAN, James, of Sparkville, Rockland Co. New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his two aunties Maria and Johanna, whom he has not heard from for 8-9 years.  1 page, List 3.

HOUSTON, James, sought by J. Houston, Glasgow, Scotland in 1912.  Left Ireland for Ballarat in the 1850s.  Not found.  9 pages, List 72.

HOUSTON, Mrs. Mabel, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1918 re her husband Alexander Drummond Houston; she has had a maintenance order against him since 1911.  3 pages.

HOW, Alice, of Mildenhall, Suffolk England, wrote in 1913 re her uncle John WILLIS who died in Victoria in 1912 and promised her a bequest. Police find her cousin George Alfred WILLIS inherited the estate. 5 pages, List 14.

HOWARD & CHEATLE, solicitors, Birmingham England, write in 1900 asking if the wife of W.M. TAPLIN of Fitzroy is still alive; she would be c77 years.  4 pages, List 37.

HOWARD, Florence, of Holloway, London, England, wrote in 1905 re her husband George Edward Raymond Howard, 38 yrs, who had disappeared.  They were married two years ago and had two children; he was in debt.  He had an uncle George Raymond Howard, and his father had been a jeweller in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 18.

HOWARD, James.  Sought by niece Marie AXWORTHY of Plymouth, Devon England in 1894.  He left there in the ‘Royal Charter’ in the 1850s.  Police find he died in 1882.  4 pages, List 19.

HOWARD, Lily, Southport, England, wrote in 1916 re her sister Mrs. Richard MATHER who hasn’t written to her family; believes her husband has murdered her.  Found.  7 pages, List 51.

HOWELL, Harold, sought by mother M.G. Howell, who wrote from London UK in 1919.  Covering letter from Mr J. JOHNSON, Bourne, London, sets out case.  He had been in the 27th Division of the army and went to Australia with returned soldiers.  7 pages, List 37.

HOWLETT, C.W. of St. John’s Wood London England wrote in 1906 re old friend R.J. DAVIES, late of St. John’s Wood and in banana trade.  5 pages.

HOYT, C.P., Warden, Colorado State Penitentiary USA, wrote in 1900 enclosing photos of James K. STRATTON alias Elmer BECK and C.E. WAGONER alias Charles EVANS/EDWARDS, both of whom had escaped from prison there.  4 pages, List 37.

HUDDLESTONE, William, artist, left England c1904.  Wife Mary Louisa, Hoylake, Cheshire England, wrote in 1906 seeking information; found.  11 pages, List 49.

HUGHES, Charles J., of Perivale Rectory near Ealing England, wrote in 1893 re his son in law William J.E. VANDERSPAR, formerly a coffee planter in Ceylon, in Melbourne in 1887.  Vanderspar is ‘addicted to drink’.  6 pages, List 3.

HUGHES, Mrs. Jane wrote in 1904 from Birkenhead, Cheshire England re her brother William John HUGHES, who left England 24 years ago, and was licensee of the Victoria Hotel Melbourne for awhile, then went to Bendigo.  12 pages.

HUGHES, John of Knowle, Bristol England, wrote in 1905 re his father Phillip, c60 yrs, who had left there in 1898 and was last heard of six years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 15.

HUGHES, Joshua Edwin, auctioneer, sought by the Margaret, widow of his brother Frederick, Waimate, South Canterbury New Zealand, in 1909.  He was in Melbourne c48 years ago, and was a cousin of late police inspector Frederick Hughes Secretan.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

HUGHES, T.H., wrote from Pittsburg, USA in 1899 re brother David, believed to be in a Ballarat institution.  He was 48 years, had been in the British army.  Not found.  6 pages, List 34.

HUGHES, William Charles, sought by 72 year old mother Racheal of Southwark London England in 1898, she hadn’t heard from him for five years.  Letterhead on file shows he had been a dairyman at Bacchus Marsh.  Partially traced. 12 pages, List 38.

HUMBY, Mrs. L.  Wrote from Jersey, Channel Islands in 1897 re her son William PERCIVAL; she hasn’t heard for over a year.  He was an electrician, had two children.  Found.  6 pages, List 20.

HUNT, Arthur, sought by sibling A.R. Hunt, Eastville, Bristol, England in 1895, he was ‘valet to Hon. Carnegie who was at Govt. House Melbourne’.  Found working as butler to George Chirnside.  8 pages, List 28.

HUNTLY, Christina, wrote from Anderson West, Glasgow Scotland in 1896, re her aunt Mrs. Frances BIGGINS, formerly Mrs. Thomas MILLER, who died in 1892, aged 70 years.  She is next of kin. Thomas HAMMON, believed to be a nephew, mentioned.  The file is incomplete.  4 pages, List 34.

HUNTLEY, Christina, Peebles, Scotland, wrote in 1909 re will of aunt Frances BIGGENS, refers to 1896 enquiry.  File is incomplete.  2 pages, List 90.

HURLEY, Daniel Purcell of Terryville, Litchfield, Connecticut USA, wrote in 1919 re descendants of Ellen PURCELL of Co Limerick, who married – BULLRIDGE and came toAustralia c1830-40. Not found. 4 pages, List 16.

HUSSEY, Mary, Springfield, Mass., USA, in 1909 sought her aunt Mrs BELL and children Harry, Charles, Ruth and Helen.  Not found.  17 pages, List 60.

HUSTON, D.E., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1906 re his brother E.L., last heard of 4 years ago; found in gaol under another name.  6 pages, List 49.

HUSTWICK, William, a fisherman, living at Schnapper Point in Victoria, deserted his wife and family who ‘are in a pitiable state on account of  his heartless desertion’ .  Chief Constable of Elgin Scotland writes in 1862, family are there.  6 pages. List 5.

HUTCHINSON, Josiah H., Statton Island, New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas, who came to Melbourne nearly 30 years ago.  He was born in Southwark London, is aged about 59 years.  Encloses a letter for Thomas, which is still on file.  6 pages, List 3.

HUTTON, Edmond Thomas, left England in 1911, supposedly with Helen COOK/COOKE.  In 1917 his wife E.V. asks police to trace him.  He was 57 years, held a motor driver’s licence.  10pages, List 50.

HUTTON, James and family, sought by Flora WOOD, Seaforth, Liverpool England in 1902.  He was a native of Craignish, Argyleshire, left for Australia c1852.  She is the daughter of the late Colin FERGUSON, Hutton’s brother in law.  Police find widow and four sons, William, Peter, Colin and Duncan are carrying on a ham and bacon business.  13 pages, List 42.

HUTTON, Robert, of Changkat Salek Estate, Perak, Federal Malay States, wrote in 1912 seeking details of joining Vic. Police force. He was single, 28 years, and had served in the London police force. 3 pages, List 12.

HUTTON, W.  Wrote from Birchills, Walshall, Staffs, UK in 1907 re his sister Emma, wife of James MASON, who was once Lord Mayor of Melbourne.  Police establish he was a former councillor, now living in St. Kilda, and that Emma died c30 years ago.  5 pages, List 23.

HYDE, W.T. of Bulawayo, Rhodesia, South Africa, wrote in 1911 re his grandfather John HYDE, late heard of in 1884 at Warrnambool. Police find he has died, and a son Thomas is living in Warrnambool. 3 pages, List 12.

HYMAN, Ferdinand, sought by brother Dick, Maida Vale, London in 1900.  He arrived in Australia some months ago, not been heard from.  Found.  4 pages, List 37

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ICK, Dr Theophilus, Warkworth, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 about scurrilous postcards being sent to him.  Report states he deserted his wife and two children in W.A. and was living with Mrs HEWINS in 1907.  13 pages, List 61.

ILLSBERG, Fischel, sought by brother in Nelson B.C., in 1904.  He used the name GINSBERG.  Found under name of Henry FISHER, rubber manufacturer.  3 pages, List 47.

INGALL, Charles.  Sought by daughter Ethel, who wrote from San Francisco in 1897.  He was English, c60 years, brother of Mrs. David TIMOTHY.  12 pages, List 25.

INGLIS, Alexander, Coatbridge near Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 198 re his aunt Margaret Inglis STEWART of Linton Haddington, who left for Melbourne c1853 and was married some years later.  Not found. 4 pages, List 58.

INGRAM, Mrs. Selina, of Kinning Park Glasgow Scotland, widow, wrote in 1914 re her son Thomas Glennie Ingram. It is over a year since she has heard from him. Found. 5 pages, List 8.

INNES, Donald, sought by William Inness of Glendullan House, Dufftown, Banfshire Scotland, in 1902. Donald had a farm near Dandenong, sold it and moved to Fitzroy. Police locate him. 6 pages. List 5

INNES, Jane of Morayshire Scotland, wrote in 1896 re her brother in law William Innes, who was living in Ballarat; wanted a letter given to him, which was done.  5 pages.

IRELAND, Herbert Cecil, 22 years, sought by sister G.H. Ireland, Liverpool England in 1915; he left there in 1912.  Not found.  8 pages, List 54.

IRVINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Kyles of Bute, Scotland, wrote in 1918 re husband James W., who owes maintenance. He is an engineer on board ship, and is traced to Tasmania, but then lost. She has one son in the army, and the other nearly 18 yrs. 10 pages, List 6.

IRVINE, W.F. of the Education Department wrote on behalf of the wife of Arthur William PACE IN 1899. She was in England, Pace was a solicitor and fond of drink. Confidential report given. 2 pages, List 17.

IRVING, William, sought by George Hope POOLE of Scribbin & Poole, Johannesburg South Africa in 1909.  He absconded holding Power of Attorney from them and a large amount of money.  Believed to be travelling under the name DOWLING.  Found. 14 pages, List 61.

ISRAEL, Jacob wrote from Hamburg Germany in 1892 re his son John, a sailor, 20 years old, using the name of PHILLIPS.  4 pages.

ITTERSHAGEN, Hermann.  M. STARCK of Bremen Germany wrote in 1902, in German.  Translation asks police to report on his financial status.  Report notes German Consul has served divorce papers on him.  8 pages, List 26.

IVEN, Charles J., c/- Sager Mfg. Co., Rochester, New York, USA, wrote in 1895 re his relative Charles McCARTHY, who emigrated to Australia in 1824, was in Barthurst in 1830, later changed name to HAGERTY, his grandfather’s name.  Not found.  3 pages, List 28.

IVESS, William.  Died in Melbourne of consumption in 1900 as William MARTIN.  Letters on file from brother J. c/-Times office, Riverton New Zealand, who is informed.  10 pages, pages, List 26.

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JACKSON, Annie Moore, wrote from Stratford Ontario Canada in 1914 re her father Albert MOORE. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

JACKSON, J., Driver, 1st Aust. Wireless Squadron, Bombay, India, wrote in 1917 asking police to investigate his wife’s complaint re being insulted in the street; she lived in Coburg, initials M.E.  4 pages, List 50.

JACKSON, Dr John, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle John, of Collins Street, Melbourne, who was planning a trip to the USA, but had never arrived.  Found.  7 pages, List 68.

JACKSON, Mrs L., Penzance, Cornwall, wrote in 1912 seeking the widow of George Frederick BURGESS; found.  5 pages, List 70.

JACKSON, Mary F. of Blenheim Lodge, Chestnut Walk, Worcester wrote in 1902 re brother John JACKSON.  6 pages.

JACKSON, Minnie of Washington USA, wrote in 1899, enclosing a small poster which includes her photograph. She was taken from her parents and brought to Canada. Thinks her parents lived  Wolverhampton England before that, and her father wore some kind of uniform. Her original letter not on file, but searches by police for the BROOKFIELD family reveal some possible connection. Mrs. Mary ORCHARD (husband Philip) daughter of Richard Brookfield, gives family history, mentions a Mrs. Mary JINKS, names possible father. 13 pages, but the file is incomplete.   List 17.

JACKSON, Minnie, wrote from Woodend, Washington USA in 1899, enclosing copies of a flyer which states she was separated from her parents when about 3 years old and taken from Wolverhampton UK to Canada.  Her mother died, her father was BROOKFIELD.  Asks for flyer to be distributed.  11 pages, List 35.   (This would appear to be the rest of the file recorded above.)

JACKSON, R.F., wrote from Ormondville New Zealand in 1900 re W.F. LAMONLEY, from Cockermouth, Cumberland, UK.  About 1879 he emigrated to Australia, was a reporter.  Jackson and his wife are taking a trip ‘home’ to Cockermouth and would like to meet Lamonley enroute.  Police find he had returned to the UK some years before, but a married daughter was still here.  6 pages, List 37.

JACKSON, W. Maurice, of Clarendon Park Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re his sister Elizabeth, married to a man named JONES about 10 years ago.  The family were anxious about her.  Not found at address given.  3 pages, List 3.

JACOBSON, Solomon William, sought by brother Herman of Chicago in 1895.  He was born in Russia, lived in London, arrived Australia c35 years.  4 pages, List 28.

JACOMB, Louisa, Stratford, London, England, wrote in 1903 re her husband Josiah, 60 years, carpenter, who left there in 1880 and was last heard of in 1886 at Baltimore USA.  He wrote that he was going to Australia and has not been heard from since.  5 pages, List 46.

JAGOE, Mrs Mary, Stratford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Edward ELLIS, who had been in New Zealand; found eventually in the country.  17 pages, List 68.

JAHN, Henry B.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1905.  3 pages, List 19.

JAMES, George R.  Left mother Kate in Liverpool England in 1905 for Melbourne, then ‘got into some trouble’ and imprisoned.  Sister Mrs. Mabel James BRADICK wrote from New York in 1908 seeking information on him. Not found.  7 pages, List 41.

JAMES, George Radcliffe, sought by sister Mrs Mabel J. BRADICK, New York, in 1911.  7 pages, List 68.

JAMES, John Herbert Lea, sought by twin brother Lieut. Frederick of H.M.S. Alarm, who wrote from Hull England in 1900 on behalf of their mother.   Last heard of at Pyramid Hill, found.  6 pages, List 39.

JAMES, John, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, wrote in 1902 re Charles MATHEWS, who left there c1853 and was last heard of at Hawthorn, now c70 years.  6 pages, List 45.

JAMES, W.D., wrote from Franksville Station, Racine, Co. Wis., USA in 1895 re Price JONES who left Pont Robert, Montgomeryshire, North Wales c40 years ago.  2 pages, List 28.

JAMIESON, William J., wrote from Providence, Rhode Island in 1898, re his brother Alexander, who left the Shetland Islands 30-40 years ago, had 2 sons.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 24.

JAMPEN, J.C., Masterton, New Zealand, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his son Charles Leslie, who left there in the care of Mr. A. ROUBEY for Melbourne, and neither of whom had written to him.  Police interview Roubey who produces an agreement for Charles to stay with his family and Charles, who says he doesn’t wish to return.  7 pages, List 48.

JANES, Mrs. W.A., wrote from Heckford Park, Pode, England in 1916 re her sister Mrs. BARNES, who was last heard of living in Brunswick. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

JAQUEST, David, Head Constable, Luton Bedfordshire England wrote in 1892 re David GUNN, who left there about 6 years ago for Australia.  He is 32 years, his father highly respectable and a former mayor there.  They have heard he was killed in an accident and ask details.  Photo on file.  2 pages, List 2.

JARVIS, Captain William, also known as JAMES and MIDDLETON.  C.I.D. Natal South Africa wrote in 1905, seeking information on this man and enclosing a photo of him in military uniform and a crime sheet.  He was Irish, c51 years, had convictions in various places.  Wanted posters from Metropolitan Police London England also on file of him and William PEEL a Victorian offender who was wanted for hotel robberies.  This is a very large file.  List 45.

JEELANISHAH, Mrs. Florence Maud, wrote from Amritsar, Punjab, India, in 1916.  Her husband Said of Carlton, had sent her and their two children and her stepson to India to make a home, but failed to provide money for their maintenance, and wrote to his brother Meer HOSSEN to take the children away from her and have her killed.  Very detailed 6 page letter mentions son Maddison Shah; found in Melbourne, a hawker and Muslim preacher. 12 pages, List 53.

JEFFERS, William, of Lurgan, Ireland, wrote three letters in 1908 re his brother George, who left twenty years ago. He had been in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and served briefly in the NSW police force before opening a store. Police in NSW and Victoria fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

JEFFREY, William, went missing on a voyage on the S.S. Fifeshire from Liverpool to New Zealand in 1908.  He was from Dean, Edinburgh, aged 25.  Fellow passenger John JACKS, 22 years suspected of foul play but exonerated.  17 pages, List 58.

JEFFRIES, Florence, of Camberwell London England, wrote in 1918 re Percy Hugh SMITH, who was discharged from the army in Australia (No. 10579) and was to return to England but has not done so. Found. 7 pages, List 16.

JENKINS, James, Green Island, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re son in law Charles John JOHNSON, who left there for Adelaide in 1910, leaving his wife Amy Harriet and child with him.  Not heard from for months, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 68.

JENNINGS, Joseph, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1912 re his sister Mrs POLLITTS of the Pollitts Cabinet Works.  Not found.  5 pages, List 71.

JESSOP, Augustus Frederick. Sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, in 1919 on behalf of E.J. TIMOTHY of Goodmare, Essex. He was 37 years old, married, left there c7 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

JEX, Elizabeth and son Frederick, discreet enquiry as to their whereabouts sought by East Suffolk police in 1909; found.  8 pages, List 60.

JOHANNING, A.W., wrote from London UK in 1900 re George and Augusta ROBINS who were in Auburn in 1897.  Their son George drowned in Yarra.  Daughter in law found.  3 pages, List 26.

JOHN, Rosanna, asks police to help in 1898.  Her husband’s death was not registered, but required for legal purposes in England.  His name was George Denis Trevylan John, a son of Captain John of Cornwall.  Her son was to inherit a legacy.  5 pages, List 18.

JOHNS, John, left Plynt Cornwall for Melbourne c1859, leaving a wife and two children behind.  In 1909 his daughter Mary Jane MARSHALL, Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales, asks police to find him; not found.  8 pages, List 59.

JOHNSON, D.D., wrote from Montreal Canada in 1910 re his half brother Frederick Joseph CRAWFORD; has not heard from him for 25 years.  4 pages, List 27.

JOHNSON, Mrs. Harry Arart, Earls Court, West Kensington London, wrote in 1916 re her husband Thomas N., believed in Melbourne.  Found, he claimed that he was never married to her, she was looking after a child he had to another woman; he was now married to Alice BIGG.  5 pages, List 52.

JOHNSON, J.J., lawyer of Washington City, Columbia District USA, wrote in 1893 on behalf of the two surviving sisters (unnamed) of Dennis Bernard COYLE, a blacksmith who left there in 1865 for the goldmines and was last heard of in 1869.  5 pages, List 3.

JOHNSON, Mrs. L., Brixton, London, wrote in 1909 re her husband William, an employee of the National Cash Register Co in Melbourne.  They were married in 1900, she gave him money and he went to New Zealand and then Australia.  Has never sent her ‘one penny’ and she has had to support herself.  She asks details of him, is planning to divorce him, and encloses a photo.  List 35.

JOHNSON, Thomas D., Bagdad, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1916 re son Rutherford H., not heard from since 1910; met Mary HEWITT when the American Fleet was in Australia.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.  Another file of enquiry, 8 pages, List 52.

JOHNSON, Vera nee MARSHALL, widow of Albert, born Brookville Canada 1868.  Australian External Affairs Department seeks her whereabouts in 1916; she obtained a passport in Melbourne.  Photograph on file.  15 pages, List 51.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. D. of Maryport England wrote in 1920 re her husband Henry JOHNSTON, who was living in Camperdown Victoria; has not heard from him for some time.  Their youngest son Joseph William and eldest grandson (unnamed) were both killed in the War.  7 pages.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. Jane of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother James LAVERTY.  Has heard he is in Melbourne, is a son of Michael and Mary, sisters are Jane, Mary and Ann, brother John.  He left Island with a cousin named John O’CONNER.  2 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, wrote from Pilrig, Edinburgh Scotland in 1897 re his son John, electrical engineer, who had written that he was on his way home, but not yet arrived.  Encloses photograph and son’s last letter from Melbourne; had been on W.A. goldfields.  Second letter says has heard from him.  Photo was taken in New Zealand.  10 pages, List 25.

JOLLY, Henry, sought by attorney C.W. EASTIN of San Francisco in 1917, on behalf of Mrs. S. THOMPSON. Albert JOLLY, Sgt. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, died in New Mexico in 1903; his estate is unclaimed, and the next of kin given was Henry, of Fitzroy, Melbourne. She specializes in finding missing heirs, and wants a share of the estate of finalise it. Jolly not found. 6 pages. List 6.

JONES, Annie of Liverpool England wrote in 1920 her husband Joseph.  He was 42 years, a fireman on the ‘Bulgar’ but had left the ship in Sydney.  They had three daughters and it was six years since he had sent any money for maintenance.  10 pages.

JONES, Edward Herbert.  E.L. Barritt, solicitor of Swinton, Manchester England wrote in 1905 re Jones who had died recently.  7 pages.

JONES, Mrs. G.T. of Granby Colorado USA wrote in 1907 re brother John G. WOERNER who left there for Melbourne Australia in 1894.  3 pages.

JONES, Gertrude Ann or WHITFIELD, sought by brother A.W. KNIGHT of Calcutta India, in 1908. She was from Gloucester England, aged 32 years, and suddenly left there and arrived in Sydney under an assumed name. Her parents are anxious about her. Not found. Photo on file. 10 pages, List 10. See introduction regarding cost of copying photograph.

JONES, Harold, of Singapore, applies to join Victoria police force in 1911. He was formerly in the South African force and also an ex cavalry soldier in the 9th Lancers. 3 pages, List 12.

JONES, J. Francis, Vice Consulate, Rhodes, Turkey in Asia via Alexandria, writes in 1894 on behalf of father of Johannes (John) ANASTASSPULOS; his family last heard from him in Windsor Melbourne, and are anxious.  7 pages List 4A.

JONES, John Henry MacKay, sought in 1911 by Herbert VINCENT, secretary of the Leyton Distress Committee, England.  They lent him money to come to Australia in 1909 and he has not paid it back.  Found.  10 pages, List 69.

JONES, J.W., Ahaura Grey Valley New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re Frank GRAHAM who, with his stepfather BRYANT came with the writer from Liverpool to USA in 1849, then onto Melbourne in 1852 in the Jane Dixon.  4 pages, List 55.

JONES, Mrs. L. of Balmichael, Shiskine, Arran Scotland, wrote in 1915 re her husband Lauchlan, who left her with 5 children 8 years ago. Is a joiner and was in Melbourne. Not found. 10 pages, List 8.

JONES, Lauchlan, joiner, sought by wife Marion, Balmichael Shiskine Arran, Scotland in 1909.  They have 5 children, the eldest 11; he left 6 years ago and it is over 2 years since she has heard from him, and now forced to get Parish relief.  Not found.  4 pages, List 62.

JONES, Lauchlan, joiner, sought by wife in 1911.  He left South Africa for Melbourne in 1907, c45 years, Freemason; she is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

JONES, Miss Pattie, Roath Park, Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1917 re her aunt Jane Ann RICHARDS who died in Port Adelaide. 10 pages, List 6.

JONES, Richard.  Sought in 1904 by son W. Jones of St Thomas, Swansea, Wales.  Richard left there many years before.  His last letter was in 1881, and this is reproduced; he was then living in Violet Town.  He writes that he lost the use of an eye in an accident at Williamstown.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

JONES, Robert of St. Mary’s Gate, Birkenhead, Cheshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son. Police reply states they need a name, age etc., before they can try and find him. 3 pages, List 7.

JONES, Thomas Henry, born Rotherham, Yorkshire UK, c1859, sought by wife L.?? who wrote from Sheffield in 1899.  He has been in Australia for 6 years, and was last heard of in Victoria.  She seeks maintenance for herself and their 6 year old boy.  4 pages, List 36.

JONES, Mrs. W., Astley Abbots near Bridgnorth Shropshire, wrote in 1915 re her son William James Jones, not heard from for over a year.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

JORDAN, Mrs. Alice S. of Westcliff on Sea, Essex England, wrote in 1920 re her husband Robert C. Jordan, who deserted her and three children, and ran away with a single woman [unnamed]. She has heard he is now in Melbourne and living with a Mrs. SEWELL, formerly of Perth W.A. Police find that Jordan deserted the single woman in India, taking their child with him, and that she too is after him. 9 pages, List 16.

JORDAN, Frederick D., Camberwell, London, England, wrote in 1917 re his son Edmund Septimus and wife who left there for Melbourne in 1912 with her parents PENGELLY.  5 pages, List 50.

JOSEPHS, Albert L., of Aldgate East, London England, wrote in 1916 re his brother Emanuel; mother L. Josephs had previously written in 1914. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

JOSEPHS, Samuel, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1902 re his brother Max who had disappeared from Mount Vernon earlier that year.  Enclosed flyer with photo and description and asked police to publicise; their mother is heartbroken.  4 pages, List 43.

JOSHUA, Arthur Clare.  Brother Dr.  of Malvern England, and father W. of Cheltenham England , write in 1893, anxious about him.  A solicitor,  left there c2 years ago.  A woman has written to the family asking for money on his behalf as he is ill.   Detailed investigation done.  45 pages, List 28.

JOUSSETT, , Jules.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to locate him in 1882; not heard from since 1876,  They report he died at Great Western in 1881, list assets and burial arrangements etc.  9 pages, List 42.

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KAPLAND, Leopold, MD, wrote from a hospital in Paris France in 1897, requesting address of his cousin Sohu Mathes RUBINSTEIN, from Salonten, Russia. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 36.

KARP, N. wrote from Gamoep, P.O. Springbok, Narnagualand/Namaqualand, Cape Colony in 1916. He was asked to send money for John WOLMAN two years previously; asked what happened to it and to Wolman. Reply states he was convicted of arson and served a prison sentence. 10 pages, List 6.

KAVANAGH, Bridget of Knockendarow, Donard, Co. Wick [Wicklow?] Ireland wrote in 1904 re her son Peter CONROY, who she had not heard from for 9 years. 4 pages.

KAVANAGH, Mrs. Thomas, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1897 re husband; Irish, had been 6 years in Royal Irish Constabulary and 2 years in Victoria (Canada?) police. Asks that reply be sent to Mr. H.W. Sheppard, Chief of Police, Victoria British Columbia, and he will forward it to her. Kavanagh was ‘one of those sporting byclists cracks… I am his wife he left me two years ago next December, in Victoria British Columbia, destitute, myself and child, and I have to work like a slave ever since to maintain myself and his child …’. 2 pages, List 4A

KAYE, -. Mr. of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 re Robert LOWE, who left England in 1904, leaving his wife and family behind. Kaye has heard he is contemplating marriage in Victoria; encloses photograph, which is returned. All Robert Lowe’s in Melbourne are interviewed, but not are the correct person. 8 pages, List 12.

KEAN, Matthew, sought by wife in 1914. She was working in a hotel in Glasgow, he had left some 8 years before. A Catholic, he had joined the freemasons there before leaving. Found in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 8.

KEARNEY, Michael, sought by sister L. Kearney of Durros, Co. Cork Ireland in 1897; he left there in 1862, last heard from in 1866 at Sandhurst. Traced to Rochester area. 7 pages, List 35.

KEAST, Charles, engine room artificer, wrote from Saltash Cornwall in 1904, asking police to find a watch he had left with hotelkeeper LANGRAN in Melbourne; found.  15 pages, List 47.

KEATING, Richard Francis, sought by niece Stasia CANTWELL, Croamerisle near Clonmel, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1903. He had arrived in 1887 and was last heard of in 1899 at Kalgoorlie.  5 pages, List 44.

KEDDIE, Robert, deserted wife Mary KELLOCK or Keddie and children Janet, Isabella, Robert and William in 1910 at Muirkirk, Glasgow Scotland.  In 1911 the Parish Clerk wrote, seeking him.  He was 38 years, a carter born Dumfries.  Not found.  7 pages, List 68.

KEECH, Marion, wrote from Bloomsbury London England in 1894 re her brother Robert who had died in Melbourne recently; queries his lack of possessions. File gives details of his death and estate. 18 pages. List 4.

KEEFE, M.J. Jnr, wrote on letterhead of McNeil’s Pharmacy, Torrington, Conn., USA in 1901. She/he believed mother Bridget has been left some money by Daniel Keefe, her uncle. The writing is difficult to decipher, and the name changes to O’KEEFE. Bridget is the eldest daughter of John and Mary JOYCE, was born in the Parish of Ruan, Co Clare Ireland, a younger sister is Ellen, and brother Daniel is in police force. Detail search of Daniel O’Keefe entries is unsuccessful. 27 pages, List 40.

KEEN, John K. of Wanganui New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. E.J. MEIKLE, widow of a carpenter at Warragul, his sister. Relatives found. 5 pages, List 14.

KEENAN, Johanna.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  She married – BLOOMFIELD and kept a hotel in Melbourne; is entitled to a share in an estate.  Children George and Elizabeth found.  16 pages, List 44.

KEILLOR, Isabella, of Merrion, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1895/6 re her son George, who has been in Australia since 1893 at least. Incomplete file, 4 pages, List 18.

KELLEHER, Bart, of Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, wrote in 1913 re his sister Honorah Kelleher. His father John, at Traralgon, and brother Michael are interviewed, his sister Mary Ellen is mentioned. Family have not seen her for eleven years. Police reply is returned, he has left address. 10 pages, List 12. CONNECTION FOUND.  Another letter of 1909 sought his brother Michael.  3 pages, List 60.

KELLEY, Mrs. Lizzie of Darby, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1903 re her two sisters Mary and Rose HOLDEN who were in Australia. Mary had married a Mr. DOUGHLAS [DOUGLAS?] and had a large family, Rose had also married but to whom was unknown. 4 pages.

KELLY, Charles, sought by W. BILLINGSLEY of Merthr, Glamorganshire in 1906. He left Dublin c 25 yrs ago. His brother Thomas would like to make contact; not found. 8 pages, List 19.

KELLY, Harold, sought by sister Darcy HENRYm Fremantle, W.A., in 1916; was formerly in New Zealand with uncle Richard.  Found.  7 pages, List 53.

KELLY, John, of Schenectady (?) New York USA wrote in 1894 re his father William, native of Tuam, Co Galway, who left his wife and family there years ago. 5 Pages, List 4A.

KELLY, John, 87 years, sought by Pittsburgh USA police in 1910 on behalf of relatives there.  He was born Milltown Parish Ferns County Wexford Ireland,, enlisted in 14th Light Dragoons, arrived Melbourne c1851.  Not found.  10 pages, List 65.

KELLY, John Henry, sought by brother J.P. Kelly, Scullin-Gallagher Iron & Steel Co., St Louis USA in 1909.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey, was in U.S. Navy, joined Arctic Expedition, then to England; physical description given, c46 years.  Not found. 4 pages, List 60.

KELLY, John Patrick, sought by F. CALDWELL, Head Constable Liverpool England in 1917; he had left his 3 children John Patrick, Richard Patrick and William Henry without support; their mother Maria was in gaol and the children were now in an Industrial School.  Kelly was employed on ships.  15 pages, List 49.

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia. Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856. Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Marguerite NEAL. Not found. 5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, Nicholas T. of police force Chicago, wrote in 1901 re brother Michael, who left Liverpool c1844 for Australia. Father died in Ireland, and mother and rest of family – Matthew, Hugh J., Nicholas T., Mary, Ann, Bridget and Lucy emigrated to U.S.A. 5 Pages, List 5.

KELLY, Peter George. Solicitors from Auckland New Zealand write in 1916 on behalf of his wife Rosina, who is seeking a divorce. Reply states not police business. 6 pages, List 9.

KELLY, William. Wrote from Hotel Huckins, Sedalia, Mo., US in 1902 re his brother James, born ‘Monough nr Bumcrane Dunagale Co Ireland’. Their parents were Rodger and Ann nee CARR, and they had 8 sons and 3 daughters. He hasn’t heard from James in about 20 years; he was a ‘taylor’. William’s home was in Chicago. Note on file states that brother Roger enquired previously. 7 pages, List 24.

KELLY, William, deserted his wife in England c1909.  In 1917 she wrote from Burlington St Liverpool England, (the home of her sister) had heard that he was in Melbourne and remarried.  Found, had remarried c1914.  6 pages, List 49.

KEMP, James, or SINGER, sought by daughter Matilda MacDONALD, Aberdeen Scotland, in 1917.  He left in 1868, when she was a few months old, a ship’s carpenter.  She ahs 3 sons in the service.  Not found.  9 pages, List 51.

KENDALL, Clara, widow of Charles, wrote from Oreston Park, Brighton England in 1894 re her brother in law Henry KENDALL, who left England c30 years ago, supposed missionary, involved in exploration expedition for scientific purposes, last heard from in 1882 in Melbourne. 11 pages. List 4.

KENNARD, Phoebe, Sidmouth, Devon England, wrote in 1916 re her brother Norman, was at Maffra, needing medical treatment; not heard from for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

KENNEDY, Annie, 48 years, sought by John MacDOUGALL, Broughty Ferry, Scotland, on behalf of friends, in 1910.  She was born at Aberfeldy, Co Perth, and left for Australia c1900, then returned on a visit last year.  She was employed by Mrs Arthur BARNES of Malvern.  Found working for E. BOWDEN of Upper Macedon.  8 pages, list 63.

KENNEDY, D.J. of Cleveland Fire Dept., Ohio USA, wrote in 1904 seeking brothers Daniel and Michael GORMAN; their brother John had died there. 4 pages, List 20.

KENNEDY, Hugh Vincent, solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898 re – NUGENT who was admitted to an insane asylum 1884/5. He sought information to see if this was the person his clients were related to. The person was Edwin Barnett NUGENT, supposed born in Antigua West Indies, eldest son of a medical practitioner, but possibly born England. Other enquiries received about him were from R.R. NUGENT, Queensland, a supposed brother, and Dr. Henry N.M. SEDGWICK of Southsea Hants England, a supposed uncle. The latter mentioned a Miss WARING, whom the patient remembered. 8 pages, List 4.

KENNEDY, Miss Mary, wrote from New Britain Conn., USA in 1905 re her brother Patrick, last heard from six year ago and aged c30 2 years.  Mother had died.  Reply states insufficient information provided. 3 pages, List 44.

KENNEDY, Michael, wrote from Ware, Mass., USA in 1894 re Michael O’CONNOR; his sister Nora O’CONNOR was trying to contact him. O’Connor was ‘addicted to drink’. Located interstate by police. 10 pages. List 4.

KENNEY, Thomas L., of Suffield, Hartford, USA, wrote in 1917 re his uncle Michael MURRAY, born Co. Galway, went to Manchester England in 1863, and had been in the Victorian police force. Police trace possible descendants, and say he may have been known here as Patrick MURRAY. 5 pages, List 6.

KENNY, John, sought by brother Andrew, Roxbury, Boston, Mass., USA, in 1906.  He was formerly in the police force, fought in Maori War in New Zealand.  Family found.  5 pages, List 48.

KENT, Mrs Bertha, of Butte City, Montana US, wrote in 1917 re her brother Alfred Kent; has heard from him in forty years. Found in NSW. 7 pages, List 11.

KENT, Mrs Dolly, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1911; neighbour Mrs BURNELL called police.  She lived with her mother Mrs HESTFORD.  5 pages, List 95.

KENT, N.B. of Cambridge House, Camberwell England, wrote in 1914 re George MacQUILLIN, aged 18 yrs, who came to Victoria; last heard of in Rushworth; he has heard his employer was killed suddenly and wonders where George is. Found by police. 3 pages, List 7.

KENT, Walter, sought by Mrs. H. RUCK KEENE, Forest Lodge, Whip’s Cross, Walthamstow England, in 1914. He went to Melbourne in 1912, aged 46 yrs, leaving a large family there who are in need. Police find he was on the railway works, but has left. 15 pages, List 8.

KENWORTHY, W.D., wrote from Rusholme, England in 1895 re a report that his brother in law Joseph MEE suicided by throwing himself from the S.S. Edina, Captain Forbes. His father was J.B. Mee, a fishmonger of North Wales. Event confirmed. 33 pages, List 30.

KENYON, James, sought by wife Annie, Church Lane, England in 1917.  He left in 1911, worked on the railways and stopped writing in 1913. He had two sisters in Melbourne, one Mrs. SMITH, Clifton Hill and a brother Albert, who are interviewed.  10 pages, List 51.

KERIN, Peter, left Ballinacally Co Clare Ireland c1870 for Australia.  Sought by nephew Michael, Buffalo New York.  Found.  4 pages, List 63.

KERINS, Mrs. S., Liverpool England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Henry Charles, c30 years, who worked his way to Australia on a ship; was born Williamstown.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

KERR, Charles, Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1916 asked police to find Joseph PARR, his wife’s uncle, who came from Liverpool to Melbourne c1911, a member of the Salvation Army and a retired policeman.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

KESSEL, Robert, 23 yrs, sought by Victor B., SALISBURY, Hamburg, Eric County New York USA in 1911.  Details of Henry Kessel ascertained, but not the right person.  13 pages, List 67.

KESSLER, Lancelot Robert, wrote in 1917 from Trench Mortar Battery, 31st Brigade, Salonica Forces, re his mother Mrs. Lottie STAFFORD, a nurse. He left Melbourne in 1896. His sister Mrs Trixie LETHBRIDGE found. 6 pages. List 6.

KEUNE, Henny [Henrietta?] German Consul in Melbourne asked police to find her in 1928, enclosed photograph. Note states found in Germany. 2 pages, List 42. See instructions re copying of photographs.

KEW, Manfred wrote from Pokew Auckland New Zealand in 1903 re his brother Frank, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  7 pages, List 46.

KHAN, Sepoy Adelet, stationed with East Africa Exped. Force India in 1918.  His Commanding Officer writes on his behalf; has heard that his father Hazir Khan has died in Bendigo, asks if correct.  Incorrect.  4 pages, List 56.

KHAN, Chandu, (son of Bhadur Khan), wrote from Delhi India in 1914. He had lived in Melbourne for 18 years, but while placed in a lunatic asylum for 3 years his property was auctioned. He wants the proceeds of the auction forwarded to him there. Police find his assets were sold to pay a debt. 17 pages, List 7

KHAN, Fattehai. Commissioner of Police in Bombay wrote in 1919. Kahan, 60 years of age, had recently arrived there from Melbourne without a passport, and claimed to have lived and worked in Melbourne for past 25-30 yrs. Seeks confirmation and reason for no passport. 4 pages, List 18.

KHAN, Ghani Walad Adam. Information sought by the District Superintendent of Police, Kolaba, India on behalf of a relative of Khan, a Pathan, Boku Wd Karen SULEMAN KHEL-GHAIL, who wished to join him in Australia,  but was robbed in Bombay on his way there. Khan transported goods by camel. 17 pages, List 41.

KIENI, John Martin. Sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1919; last heard of three years ago. 4 pages, List 10.

KILLAM & BECK, Solicitors, Vancouver Canada, wrote in 1918 regarding the next of kin of the late Allen McDONELL, a bachelor, who died intestate there. His brother John was overseer of Telegraphs in Melbourne. Police locate daughter Mrs. Lucy CLAUSCEN. 6 Pages, List 6.

KILMARTIN, Kiernan and sister Mrs Michael (Bessie) KELLY, sought by brother Patrick, Hartford, Conn., USA in 1911.  They left Seven Churches, King’s County Ireland c30 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

KING, Albert, sought by father Stephen, Kintbury, near Hungerford, Berks, England in 1910; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

KING, Harry, wife and sons John, James, Edward and Thomas, left Donockmore, Co. Tyrone Ireland for Australia, [no date]. Robert F. KING, of Brooklyn, New York USA, wrote in 1895, hadn’t heard from them for years; relatives. 2 pages, List 28.

KING, Mrs Margaret nee O’SHAUGHNESSY, sought by her sister Catherine REIDY, Brooklyn New York in 1914. She was formerly of Co. Limerick, and left there for Melbourne c60 years ago. Not found, although the five women of that name in Melbourne are checked. 12 pages, List 8.

KING, Stephen of Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son Albert, hasn’t heard since 1914. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

KINGSLEY, Richard Henry, of Oceanport New Jersey USA, wrote in 1900 regarding his uncle William Kingsley, once in the Vic. Police department, in the 1850s. Richard’s parents were Thomas Wells Kingsley and Mary A. Webb. 1 page, List 18.

KINGTON, George, sought by nephew Walter Dudley Kington of Suva, Fiji in 1899. He was a native of Trowbridge, Wiltshire England, and emigrated with brothers Samuel and Walter. The writer is a son of Walter, who was murdered in Fiji in 1891. Relatives found. 10 pages, List 37.

KINNANE, Mrs. Mary, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re her brother Thomas O’CONNOR, native of Robertstown Co Limerick, was in police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 47.

KINNEAR, Mrs. W., of Egremont, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1920 re her husband William, a soldier, who returned from overseas to Australia in 1917. He had committed a bigamous marriage to Eva BROWN; the pair were living in Sydney. 14 pages.

KINNEY, William, East St Louis, Illinois, USA, wrote in 1903 re sisters Mary Ann, Ellen and Fanny Kinney and Mrs. Margaret McNamara.  Not found. 7 pages, List 46.

KIRBY, Henry, 4th Light Horse. Information sought by Mrs. J.A. PARRY of Birkenhead, England in 1915. He is her daughter’s husband and deserted ship c3 years ago, leaving her with two children to support. She has heard he has enlisted in the above in Melbourne. Confirmed and traced. 17 pages, List 41.

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.

KIRKLAND, William Frederick, Newark, New Jersey USA, wrote in 1912 seeking his sisters Anna Maria, Caroline, Kate and Florence Isabel, all children of the late Archibald of the Royal Irish Constabulary.  Gives details of his own life etc.  Relatives found.  File includes marriage certificate of Florence to Samuel DUCK in 1904.  17 pages, List 71.

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.

KLAR, Mrs. Nellie, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1916 re her son Joseph, aged 22 yrs, born Frankfort, Indiana, a telegraph operator, who sailed as cook on a ship from England in 1915. Not found. 4 pages, List 6.

KLEMENS, Charles, sought by brother Th. KLIEMANN, Bertsdorf near Tritlau, Silensia, Germany, in 1897. Letter in German, with translation. Not found. 7 pages, List 25.

KLEPSTAD, Paul and John of Chicago, Ill., USA., wrote in 1892 re their brother Olaf KLEPSTAD or OLSEN, native of Norway, aged c39 years. 1 page, List 2.

KLIBANSKI, L. Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 re this person – he had had an enquiry from St. Petersburg. Found under a different name. Most of the file deals with a reprimand of a constable for taking 10 days to report his findings. 10 pages, List 8.

KNIGHT, Mrs. C., wrote from Worcester, Mass., USA in 1895 re John QUIRK, known as KIRK there, proprietor of the 7th Star Hotel in Australia; her brother. 1 page, List 28.

KNIGHT, George, wrote from Blackpool England in 1896 seeking information on his father George, a brickmaker at Sandhurst who has been in Australia over 40 years. 5 pages, List 33.

KNIGHT, George Frederick, sought by sister Mrs S.K. FIELDING, St Annes on the Sea, England in 1908.  He was c40 years, a remittance man had been treated for ‘excesses with women.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

KNOWLES, Arthur, enquired for by sister Mrs. M. HOCKING of Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1898. Last heard from 4 years ago when in Ballan. List 26.

KNOWLTON, Mrs. Isabel, Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1905 re Richard JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, who left Manchester New Hampshire many years before. 11 pages.

KNOWLES, Mrs. E., Dudley, Worcestershire, England, wrote in 1914 re her brother James SHELDON; she had received a letter that he was in Wonthaggi hospital.  Found in asylum, not expected to live.  She wrote again about him in 1916.  15 pages, List 52.

KOCH, John Frederick. Sought by brother in law William SCHLEUSE of Tavistock, Ontario Canada in 1900. Koch was born at Meckelburg Schwerine Germany and left there in 1855 when aged 21 yrs. Not found. 13 pages, List 18.

KOHLSAAT, Dr G., Rectsanwalt, Altona, Germany, wrote in German in 1907 re brothers Franz and Carl Johann SCHMIDT who have inherited money from uncle Sebastian SCHMIDT, formerly resident in Bendigo. Found.  8 pages, List 57.

KOHN, Maurice. Austro Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne wrote in 1899 on behalf of his mother, who lived at Karsbad. He was sent to Australia in 1893, was addicted to drink. Other Kohns interviewed, but no relation. 11 pages, List 17.

KOROALSKY, Sandar of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 regarding Barney and Charles MARX, brothers, who had spent more than twenty years in Melbourne. 2 pages, List 2.

KOSS, Eva, writes from Neustadt West Prussia District of Danzig, Germany in 1892, (in German) regarding her son John. 4 pages.

KRAUSE, Charles A. wrote from Milwaukee USA in 1894 re his uncle E.H. MARSCHNER, born Sachen, Germany[?] aged 54 years, was in Melbourne six years ago. Writer is son of sister Carolina. 6 pages. List 4.

KUES, Frederick J., sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1908 on behalf of his father Frederick, Baltimore, US, who had not heard from him since 1907.  Found.  7 pages, List 58.

KUGELMANN, Arthur, New Orleans, 18 years, wrote in 1908 asking police to find his relatives.  Father was born in Australia and 5/6 brothers; he died in New Orleans.  A relative found.  4 pages, List 59.

KUHN, Stuart. Left his wife and child over 2 years ago in 1907 in Pimlico London England. She writes asking if he is earning a regular wage as he is sending her no money. 6 pages, List 9.

KÜLLMER, Mrs Emilie Rosalie nee PFEIFFER; relatives sought by German Consul General in Sydney in 1909.  Detailed family history given; she was born in Mount Gambier in 1864, married Wilhelm Küllmer 1884, siblings listed. 43 pages, List 61.

KUPLER, Ludwig, sought by Felix, master baker, Greulich, Silesia, Germany in 1897; left there in 1844, not heard from since. 19 pages, List 29.

KYNOCH, Francis, Cleadon, Sunderland England, wrote in 1910 re his maternal grandfather James GLASS, farmer, of Coldstone Aberdeenshire, who went to Melbourne c1850 and was accidentally killed; seeks details which are supplied.  5 pages, List 66.

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LACEY, Maurice, wrote from Dallas Texas in 1897 re his uncle Michael, who left Dublin Ireland in 1864 for Melbourne, was a waiter.  Found.  5 pages, List 35.

LACY, Edward J., wrote from Hartford, Conn., USA in 1897 re Michael LACY who left Ireland for Australia ‘a great many years ago’; he would be c80 years old now.  He had siblings John, Edward, Dennis, Thomas, James and Margaret and others.  Edward is his nephew, born in the USA.  Not found. 18 pages, List 36.

LAECHLER, Mrs. Jane of Dorchester, Mass, US., wrote in 1911 re Alexander McKELVIE. Not found. 4 pages, List 13.

LAIRD, Peter, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1894, re his sister Elizabeth and her husband William COCHRAN, who left there 30 years ago for California, and were now believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

LAMBERT, Frederick Henry, baker, 48 years, sought by wife in Stratford, Taranaki New Zealand in 1909.  Found.  9 pages, List 60.

LAMBERT, M., Mrs, Toronto Canada, wrote in 1912; she is the eldest daughter of Henry SWINBOURN, and trying to find out if he left her any property.  His brothers were James and Edwin, and his father kept an inn in London England.  All Swinborn/Swinburne families in Melbourne are interviewed, none are related, and there is no record of any probate.  10 pages, List 70.

LAMBOILET, William, c60 years, sought by nephew John Douglas HORLEY, White River, New Ontario, Canada, in 1908.  Lamboilet adopted his sister Madge and taken to Melbourne c1895; she would now be c24 years old.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

LAMOTTE, Captaine H., Noumea, is commissioner of police there and a stamp collector; asks help in getting Australian stamps.  7 pages, List 50.

LANE, E.C. of New Plymouth, New Zealand, wrote in 1908.  Has seen a report of the death of a man named Lane, and asks if it is her son; reply states not him.  5 pages.  List 5.

LANE, Mrs Hannah, widow, Queenstown, Ireland, wrote in 1910 re her brothers Michael, Thomas and William and sister Susan; not heard from for some years.  William found.  6 pages, list 63.

LANE, W., of Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re the date of death of John or Thomas WALTON, supposed to have died on the gold diggings c50 years ago; there was a large amount of money in chancery for him. Reply states that the only death of relevance was John Walton alias Moore, who died in gaol in 1855, was a ship’s carpenter and aged 45. 4 pages, in poor condition. List 11

LANG, Arthur Edward. Sought by wife Lillian of Grafton Bridge, Auckland New Zealand in 1917. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years; his family live in Melbourne. Not found. 6 pages, List 11.

LANGE, I.M., Clifton, Invercargill New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re brother P.W. STEWART who she has heard is in a mental hospital; was working for MILLAR’s Timber Co.  Found, medical report on file.  7 pages, List 70.

LANGWORTHY, Richard Robert, sought by James HELLYER of Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon in 1896; he is executor of Langworthy’s aunt Ann BROWN and he is entitled to a share.  His brother Walter Dinnathorne Langworthy is in Hobart.  Found.  6 pages, List 31.

LANIGAN, Mrs. nee PILON, wrote from Cincinnati Ohio USA in 1892 re James COLLINS ‘one time head constable of the Police Force’ and her uncle.  1 page, List 2.

LANIGAN, Mrs. Ann, wrote from Cincinnati, Ohio US in 1894 re her uncle James COLLINS.  She had written before, needs help “very badly”.  Her mother was Jane COLLINS nee PILLON.  Her husband has died, she has 3 children.  In a second letter she has heard he has died; he had two sons John and James.  4 pages, List 30.

LANIGAN, Mrs Mary C. of South Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re Martin BURKE, formerly of Galway Ireland, whose wife was Eliza FEENERTHY/FEENERTY.  She is the daughter of Martin’s sister Ellen, and a widow.  2 pages, List 4.

LANNEN, H.K. of Portmagee, Co. Kerry Ireland wrote in 1900 re brother Thomas Michael LANNEN.  14 pages.

LANGHOOP, B.J. Schuyler, Nebraska, USA, wrote in 1917 re mother’s brother Fritz FRUEHLING, German, who went to Australia c50 years ago and was last heard of in Ballarat.  Not found.  11 pages, List 51.

LARBY, Mrs. Mary, of Fermoy, Co. Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906. Three brothers, James, John and William HAMIL emigrated to Australia c40 yrs previously, William died in Melbourne recently, and she thinks he would have been well off, yet she’s received nothing from his estate. A cousin Michael MANGAN handled the estate. 6 pages, List 18.

LARKIN, Miss C. of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1911, asking police to see Archbishop CARR and get him to send her some money as she is penniless. Her aunt Mrs. Maria COOK died in Melbourne and left her estate to the church. Larkin was formerly of Augharengh [?] Co. Wicklow. [Letter difficult to read]. 6 pages, List 15.

LARKIN, Catherine, St Patrick’s House, Dublin Ireland, wrote several letters in 1912 re the estate of her aunt Mrs Maria COOK, pleading for her share to be sent to her.  24 pages, List 70.

LARNACH, Walter, widower, sought by daughter in law Mrs. Walter J. Larnach, Seattle Washington, USA, in 1907.  Not found.  5 pages, List 55.

LARNEY, Patrick, sought by Catherine ARMSTRONG, San Francisco, USA, in 1909.  He went from New York to Australia many years ago.  Her mother was the daughter of Hugh Larney, of Liverpool.  Not found.  5 pages, List 60.

LARTER, E.J., of Picture Butt PO via Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1914 re his wife Lily who ran off with Reg. HOBBS in 1911.  She is 32, a native of Plymouth Devon England and took their four year old child with them.  Police find them under the name of HERBERT. 5 pages, List 2.

LA SEUR, Marie Josepha. Sought by Belgian Consul Melbourne, on behalf of Foreign Office, Brussels in 1905. She was born there in 1853, divorced from Hubert DESENFANS and came to Australia in 1890. Found. 11 pages, List 12.

LATHROP, Miss Ann Evelyn of Sherman, Texas, wrote in 1913 re John EBDON, last heard of in Melbourne in 1853; he had a daughter Amelia. ‘They are part heirs to an old estate’. John’s youngest sister Mary Ebdon Vining Lathrop is the writer’s grandmother. Police interview Tasmanian Ebdon family, but they are not the correct people. 10 pages, List 13.

LATROS, Antoine, sought by brother Panayotis in Constantinople in 1898, found.  5 pages, List 25.  See also PATROS.

LAUDER, Reginald Cape.  Wrote from Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1906, enquiring if a firm of NOLAN & NOLAN existed in Melbourne; police give details.  6 pages, List 19.

LAUNDRY, Samuel, sought by Miss M.L. ROGERS of Plymouth, England in 1899. His daughter Jenny WOOLLEY located.  5 pages, List 37.

LAURENT, Prosper.  Information sought by eldest daughter Sothee Mary, Auckland, New Zealand in 1906.  Very detailed description of him, ‘by birth and education a gentleman and scholar’ but an alcoholic, c74 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 48.

LAURIE, James. Information about him sought by his wife in Kennington Park, Glasgow, Scotland in 1901. He was born 1835 in Paisley Scotland. 12 pages, List 15.

LAURIE, James.  Information sought by wife in Kinning Park Glasgow in 1902.  A cook, born Paisley, father Thomas, has a brother R.  4 pages, List 24.

LA VERDE, Lucile, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1918 re the sisters Blaine who lived in Melbourne in 1879. Mrs. ROLFE and Mrs CALDWELL were their married names. Police track descendants who state name really BANN. 4 pages, List 16.

LAWLESS, Thomas of Aston Road Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his brother William, who belonged to the 44th Regiment, and left India c1884, with comrades, for Australia, to join the police force.  4 pages, List 2.

LAWLEY, A.L. of Beira, East Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to give a letter to Brunswick police, advising of the death of the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pascoe. Police find the Pascoes live in Coburg. 2 pages, List 13.

LAWLOR, James Valentine, sought by sister Jane in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1898. He left there c40 years ago and would be about 68 years old. Not found. 4 pages, List 18.

LAWLOR, Phillip, sought by father Thomas of Drumany Pleydwell, Milltown, Balburbet, Co. Cavan Ireland in 1899.  Wen to Perth c1895.  Found.  13 pages, List 23.

LAWRENCE, Alfred, sought by R.N. CHRISTIE, Chairman, Harpenden War Relief Fund in 1915.  He left there in 1910 with his wife and 6 children for Melbourne, was a bricklayer and illiterate.  His eldest daughter married Henry GALLOWAY.  Interesting comment about his being born with 6 fingers.  Found.  5 pages, List 53.

LAWRENCE, Joseph of Woodhouse Carr Leeds England wrote in 1894 re his uncle Harry GREEN ‘a great Bookmaker and betting man of Melbourne’ aged c70 years.  Lawrence is his brother’s son.  5 pages, List 4A

LAWRENCE, Margaret A., of Oaklands, Kenley Surrey England, wrote in 1892 re Edward SURBEY, husband of her cook.  Surbey had married the woman and taken her to Sydney New South Wales Australia; he was a house decorator.  He subsequently sent her and their baby girl back to England as her health was failing, and sent money for some months.  The wife has now not heard from him for five years.  Surbey is located under the name of HOBSON and was recently prosecuted for making a false statement in relation to the birth of a child.  7 pages, List 2.

LAWRENCE, William, sought by daughter Mrs A. PARK, Morpeth, England, in 1909.  He had been in Australia 21 years, was working for the government.  Not found.  12 pages, List 61.

LAWSON, Annie, King’s Head, Richmond, York, England, wrote in 1913 re Philip PARSONS (real name Billie PORSON) born Devonport England c1887, left there for Australia; she has a maintenance order out against him.  Found, he denies paternity.  17 pages, List 29.

LAWSON, John, formerly kept the Gridiron Hotel in Dunedin New Zealand.  Information sought by wife Kate in 1902; he cleared out 6 years ago with a barmaid.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

LAWSON, Tom, sought by brother Cuthbert, West Berkeley, California in 1910.  He hadn’t been heard from for 27 years; c65 years.  They were sons of the late Jacob of Glasgow.  Not found.  7 pages, List 62.

LAYTON, William.  Information sought by father C. Layton, Lowestoff, England in 1916.  Cousin F.C., a constable there, also wrote.  Found.  9 pages, List 53.

LAZENBY, George Hull of Cardiff, South Wales, wrote in 1905 re his sister’s husband, Dr. David Grahame BROWNE, who left her 20 years ago and went to Australia. Police find him in Western Australia: ‘This man is a hopeless wreck … thru his drunken habits … has another wife in Melbourne and grown up family …’. but only report finding him. Letter subsequently from Mrs. Emma Josephine BROWNE, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, seeking details, but he has gone from there. 12 pages, 3 in faded pencil. List 12.

LAZONBY, Edward, of Seaham Harbour Co. Durham.  His only child, Mrs. Robert BARKER writes from Heathcote Victoria in 1892.  She left home many years ago, and is now in poor circumstances; seeks details of her father – whether he is dead and if so what happened to his estate.  Police in England reply that he died in 1881, leaving his estate to the daughter of John and Margaret NICHOLSON, Margaret BAXTER and her children, and their TURNBULL grandchildren, and enclose a copy of his Will.  7 pages, List 5.

LEAVEN, Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle J., not heard from for many years, and the sister of a friend, Netty KENSAL. Uncle’s family traced.  5 pages, List 68.

LEDSHAM, John, c30 years, chemist’s assistant in Melbourne, sought by father in law J.A. COWELL, Manchester, England, on behalf of his wife.  Found to have been in gaol elsewhere.  10 pages, List 43.

LEDSHAM, W., Captain South Raglan Barracks, Devonport, Stock England, wrote in 1893 re George FOUNTAIN, his brother in law, who was in Melbourne in 1888.  His parents have not heard from him for some years.  6 pages, List 3.

LEE, C.W., wrote from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA in 1905 re Robert LEE, who had been in Australia over 40 years.  3 pages.

LEE, Dorrall, wrote from Dighton Mass., USA in 1901, re a female of the same name who left England for Australia, became wealthy and left a fortune to him; no record of any such person.  3 pages, List 40.

LEE, Mrs. Ellen, c/- Mrs. HARRIS, Bootle Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband Harry H., known as William HEATLEY. He was a sailor and left 4 years ago; encloses a 1913 letter from him and a photo. Found. 10 pages, List 7.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGG, H.J.  Head Constable Guildford Surrey writes in 1899 on behalf of unnamed brother who has had no reply to his letters.  Photo of J.H. on file, wearing Crimea Medal.  4 pages, List 23.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGGIT, Robert, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1862 re his son David, a shoemaker at Ballarat, has not heard for two years.  5 pages, List 5.

LE GRICE, Frederick, or his family, sought by Linas Le Grice, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1902.  Not found.  4 pages, List 24.

LEHANE, Michael, left Killavoy, Banteen, Co Cork Ireland, for Australia c1875.  Information sought by nephew Dan BUCKLEY, East Greenwich, London England, in 1909.  4 pages, List 60.

LEHENEY, John, of N. Leominster, Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re his uncle of the same name, who was born in Co. Roscommon and not heard of in 35 years.  1 Page, List 4A.

LEIBUNDGUT, Mrs Elizabeth, Brooklyn USA, wrote in 1911 re her childhood sweetheart Robert Charles GRIPPER, born Chelmsford Essex.  She has important news for him.  Her letter to him is still on file.  12 pages, List 65.

LEICESTER, Lieut. R.A.H. of 1st Bedfordshire Regt., Bengal, India, wrote in 1906, asking for details of entry into police force; he was 28yrs, had seen service in South Africa.  3 pages, List 19.

LEIGHTON, E. Forester.  Wrote from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, in 1906, seeking employment in police department.  He has served in Natal police.  3 pages, List 19.

LENNON, J., of Dundalk Ireland, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John Lennon, an ex Royal Irish Constabulary member. Found by police. 7 pages, List 10.

LEONARD, Patrick, James and Bridget.  All arrived in Victoria c1874.  Bridget married James O’BRIEN and moved to the north east.  Information sought by Dennis E. RYAN, clerk of Supreme Court, Buffalo New York in 1898.  Found.  3 pages, List 20.

LESSLIE, Mrs. M. of Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1906 re her aunt Miss Isabella SIMPSON of Parkville, who had failed to answer her letters.  5 pages, List 19.

LETT, Elizabeth Kate of New Cross London, wrote in 1914 re her husband Herbert Charles, 26 years, native of London, who was employed on a ship to Australia and has not returned.  8 pages.

LETTIERE, Peter, of Trenton, New Jersey USA wrote in 1914 re his grandfather Michael FLEMING, last heard from about 15 years ago, would be 75-80 years old. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

LEVEY, Alfred, watchmaker and jeweller, late of London, brother of Henry and Joseph, sought by Mrs Elizabeth SESSEL, Liverpool England in 1909.  He was born in Canada, apprenticed to Tiffany’s, c50 years, had been missing for about 15 years.  15 pages, List 60.

LEVY, Miss Roselle F., of New York City, wrote in 1892 re Henry, aged 52 years.  2 pages.

LEVY, Samuel, sought by wife Johann in 1897. He had been missing since 1888, last heard of in Melbourne.  Letter in German on file.  B. GREENFIELD of New York wrote on her behalf.  Not found.  13 pages, List 35.

LEWIS, Private G., Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife who left with Walter BYRON, c40 years, and took their 2 year son with her, leaving him with 2 daughters.  3 pages, List 68.

LEWIS, George M.  Solicitor William H. Gilman of Watertown New York wrote in 1897 re Lewis, who died in a steamship disaster off the coast.  He had come from Australia, was an actor with two sons.  His heirs were entitled to a considerable sum of money and police were asked to find them.  Lewis, aged about fifty years, may have been known under a different name in Australia.  9 pages, List 2.

LEWIS, Mary Jane, wrote from Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1918 re her stepfather Richard Albion COLE, who left there c40 years ago for Australia and was never heard from again. He was a carpenter. Police trace descendants of Richard Cole of Footscray, but he is not the person sought. His death certificate is on file. 14 pages, List 16.

LEWIS, Thomas, joiner/carpenter, sought by brother Alexander of Dundee Scotland in 1901, via Marie GORDON of Eurobin.  She wrote to Chief Commissioner Chomley, whose family she knew slightly ‘in the early days of the colony’ and often heard ‘of her old pupils from Mr. Fawkner …’.  Not found. 2 pages, List 40.

LEY, David.  Information sought by nephew James, Fruit & Potato Merchant, Llanelly, Wales, in 1909.  Was in Geelong in the 1860s.  Son traced and gives family history.  5 pages, List 62.

LIDDELL, D., of Clapham, London England, wrote in 1917 re his great uncle Thomas GRAY, who went to Victoria c1848 and was a warden on the Ballarat goldfields; last heard of in Queensland, and would be about 86 years old. Not found. 8 pages, List 6.

LIGHT, Mrs. George, of Liverpool, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1913 re her son Edgar, who came to Australia fourteen months ago to live with her elder son and wife. He is only 15 years, and she hasn’t heard for four months. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

LILLER, Joseph, wrote from Perth Western Australia in 1912.  He was there on a holiday and asked whether there was any vacancies in the Victorian detective office.  He was English, 29 years, had served in the King’s Royal Rifles in South Africa and Somalia, then joined the Bombay Police and was an Inspector there.  He spoke several languages.  Both he and his wife suffered from malaria, so keen to leave India.  4 pages, List 33.

LILLIE, Charles, died in Maryborough Hospital (Victoria), in 1914, an Old Age Pensioner. Police attempt to trace relatives and find that a sister Mrs. A. KEMP is in London, her husband has a grocer’s shop, and a brother Thomas is a hotel keeper. Mrs. John KING in Halsted Essex might also be able to help with information. Deceased kept a diary of his life. 7 pages, List 7

LILLIS, Lance Corporal Richard, of R.E. Cairo, Egypt, wrote in 1895 re Patrick O’SULLIVAN, who died at Sandringham.  He seeks information about the circumstances on behalf of relatives, mother, two sisters and a brother in Ireland, another brother and sister in U.SA.  It was believed O’Sullivan was wealthy.  Report gives true story.  His body had been identified by Daniel TRACEY of Brunswick.  5 pages, List 30.

LINCOLN, Ernest, drowned in the Yarra in 1907.  Chief Constable South Shields England wrote on behalf of his father, E.H. Lincoln, seeking his effects.  17 pages, List 48.

LINEGHAN, Catherine, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1899 re her husband, who deserted her and their child.  Has heard he is in Melbourne.  11 pages, List 36.

LINDSAY, James.  Sought by nephew John E. Lindsay of Buffalo New York in 1902; he was a sheep farmer. John is a son of Thomas.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

LINDSAY, Walter. Sought by unnamed wife in Salisbury England in 1919. He left in 1916 and had not provided any support since. His mother was Mrs. PRESTON. Police find he in gaol under another name, and his mother had died. 12 pages, some damaged. List 17.

LINFORD, Mrs. M.J., Cape Town, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re husband Lance Corporal Harry Alfred James, 23rd Battalion, and getting his salary allotment.  He also wrote concerning Gertrude LAWLOR, who was supposed to be banking the allotment for him.  34 pages, List 52.

LINSDELL, Miss A.E., Los Angeles, California USA, wrote in 1916 re brother in law John HASSELL of Geelong, who paid for his wife Charlotte M., 51 years to go to the U.S. and is now destitute.  Claims this was because he had got Dorothy URQUHART pregnant.  A letter from him states he is maintaining his wife.  6 pages, List 52.

LISLE, J.M., [or de LISLE] Wellington, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 asking if his wife Cissy nee LEECH is still alive.  They married c23 years ago and separated soon after.  7 pages, List 52.

LITTELL, Dr. U.G. of Sunset, USA, wrote in 1917, seeking Benjamin DALLEY, who left London for Melbourne c1878, and would now be about 56 years old. His sister, Mrs. John W. DRENNING of Santa Ana California, was quite ill, and wanted to make contact with him. She was formerly Ann Frances DALLEY, who married firstly David A. HOGGARTH in 1870 and then DRENNING in 1895. She had a brother William and a sister Josephine, and their father Benjamin had property in Carlton at some time. Not found. 10 pages, List 11.

LIVERMORE, Thomas, Globe Mine Co., Reefton New Zealand, wrote in 1909, has heard that his wife Emily and sister Stella PARKINSON were ‘leading a bad life lately’.  4 pages, List 61.

LIVESAY, Joseph.  A convict, landed Sydney 1818, last heard of in Melbourne 1857.  John COYLE of Wigan, Lancashire writes, 1862, was 11 years at the time, Livesay’s daughter was about a month old.  3 pages, List 5.

LLOYD, Captain D. of the Barque ‘Zinni’ Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother John, a ship’s captain, who disappeared from London in 1888, just before he was due to sail.  The family believed him dead, but an anonymous letter has said he is in Melbourne.  He left a wife and children.  3 pages, List 2.

LLOYD, F.G. of Oakwood, Bexley, Kent England, wrote in 1893 re J.D. PHILPOT.  Has heard he was in police custody and admitted to asylum.  He gets remittances from friends in England.  4 pages, List 3.

LLOYD, Sidney, born Collingwood, son of F.J.P.  In 1909 South African police ask for a copy of his birth certificate.  3 pages, List 61.

LOBB, William John, Mitcham, London, England, wrote in 1908.  In 1894 he had been garroted in Melbourne and his watch stolen; asks if it was found.  5 pages, List 59.

LOCH FYNE GOLD MINE.  1920 report on gold stealing and brief of case against Arthur Clifton TOWNSEND.  19 pages, List 48.

LOCK, Mrs. Gelert M., Forest Grove, Oregon USA, wrote in 1909 re Captain CHARTRES and major GAGAN.  Her husband had been the Orderly to the former.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

LOCKHART, Robert, Newcastle on Tyne, England, wrote in 1912 re his nephew Thomas, who was in the police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 71.

LOGAN, Daniel, last heard of in Melbourne c1898, c45 years.  Information sought by Egbert LEECH, Belturbet, Co Cavan Ireland in 1902.  Not found.  18 pages, List 48.

LOMAS, Josiah, sought by nephew O. Lomas, Ashton on Mersey, Manchester England, in 1913.  He left there in 1884, was in the Geelong district.  Grandchildren located.  9 pages, List 64.

LONG, Samuel.  Nottingham police write to him via Victoria police in 1897; local police had to read it as he was illiterate.  It concerned his daughter who was seeking financial assistance, which he declined to give.  10 pages, List 20.

LONGLEY, George Sergeant, grocer, sought by Caroline Longley of Folkestone, England in 1904; found.  10 pages, List 46.

LOUDEN, James, sought by widowed mother Mrs. G., of Kirkaldy Scotland in 1901.  He is her oldest son, 45 years old, a tinsmith and gas fitter, who left there twelve years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 40.

LOUTZENHISER, Albert B.  Poster, $150 reward.  Bank teller, single, American, c35 yrs wanted for embezzlement on First National Bank, USA. 1905.  One page only, no further details.  List 19.

LOVELL, Mrs. Annie nee FREEBODY, enquired for by her nephew James MOODY, Masterton New Zealand, in 1917.  8 pages, List 51.

LOVELESS, Mrs. M.E. of Southampton England, wrote in 1895 re her husband Edwin [?] who left her and their two small children in 1890 and went to Australia.  She has not heard from him since 1892.  10 pages, List 4. Another file relating to an 1897 enquiry from his wife May.  9 pages, List 20.

LOVETT, Sophy, wrote from Clapham Surrey England in 1901 re her brother Charles Beveridge LOVETT, who left there 17 years ago and hasn’t been heard from since.  7 pages  List 4.

LOWE, Patrick, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1904 re John DUNNE and wife Maria, who was his sister, not heard from for c30 years.  Dunne was formerly in the police force at Snake Valley.  Found, living apart.  9 pages, List 47.

LOWENDS, Mary.  Wrote from San Miguel California in 1897, asking if anyone named James Lowends, a native of Co Meath, and her father, had been hanged at Ballarat; police find no trace.  5 pages, List 20.

LOWNDES, Mrs. J. of Masterton New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re her sister Mary Hannah LONGHURST, 47 years of age, whose husband Joseph died c2 years ago. Another sister in Queensland has had her letters to her returned, and the pair are anxious about her. Found. 3 pages, List 9.

LOWTHER, Thomas, sought by John BROCKLEBANK of Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896; believed in Melbourne, arrived c7 years ago, English.  Not found.  8 pages, List 33.

LOXTON, Ada, wrote from Twickenham London in 1900, asking if a newspaper report on a James Loxton, chemist, who was gaoled for abortion, is her husband James Stokes Loxton.  Police report no such case.  8 pages, List 39.

LUBELSKA/LUBELSKI, Sch. J. (?) left Piotrokon Russia c1872, went to U.S. then to Australia.  One of his 3 daughters, Mrs. B. LIEBDSKOW asks police to trace him in 1910.  6 pages, List 27.

LUCAS, John.  Wife writes to police from Williamstown Victoria in 1908, has heard he is dead; last heard of in New Zealand.  Police report that he is alive and living at the Bluff, but don’t reveal he has two children to a part Maori woman named Elizabeth Jane CROSS.  List 21.

LUCY, Edward John, sought by wife Martha, Wellington New Zealand, in 1907.  He was a commercial traveller who had complained about his health; 44 years.  His brother in law – BLAKE in Melbourne, suspects he has eloped, but asks that his wife not be told this.  26 pages.  Edmund G. TURNBULL, Perth, W.A., also wrote; Lucy is his wife’s brother. 7 pages.  List 57

LUMB, Harry, sought by parents at Woodhouse, Sheffield England in 1928.  English, miner, last heard of in New Guinea two years ago.  Photo and 1 page, List 42.

LUNDGREN, Mrs C., South Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Bengt ANDERSON of Rebbelberga, Engelhole, Sweden.  Not heard from for 20 years.  Not found.  5 pages, List 61.

LUNEY, Nicholas, sought by daughter Mrs Leonora HARLEY, Torquay England in 1915.  He was born Launceston Cornwall and sailed to Australia in 1857; left a wife and 2 children.  9 pages, List 54.

LUNN, Frederick Dixon. Chief Constable’s Office, Ipswich, England, wrote in 1919 on behalf of a friend of Lunn’s father, Mr. WISEMAN. His father was in ill health and living at Manchester. Frederick was last heard of in the employ of G. MARCHBANK at the Black Spur. Not found. 8 pages, List 17.

LUTTED, James, wrote from Buffalo New York USA in 1895 re his brother William who arrived in Australia c40 years ago from Scotland.  Believes he was murdered, and had valuable property.  No trace found.  10 pages, List 29.

LYNCH, Patrick, sought by brother John, Drum Boyle, Co. Roscommon Ireland in 1912.  He was born Co Kerry; found employed at Phoenix Brewery, Warrenheip.  5 pages, List 33.

LYNCH, Thomas Francis, born Victoria, 26 years, left Australia in 1901 as member of the Vic. Contingent, later joined Transvaal police.  In 1906 applied to join Victorian police force, would like to return home.  2 pages, List 30.

LYNE, Robert Henry, sought by mother Constance THORNTON, Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1916.  Four quite detailed letters about her life with a husband who has deserted her.  11 pages, List 55.

LYON, James, sought by brother Thomas, Herne Hill, London UK in 1895; not heard from since 1893.  Not found.  4 pages, List 28.

LYON, James, sought by Glasgow Parish Council in 1912. He deserted his wife c25 years ago and went to Australia; is aged 60 years, a native of Glasgow and a ship’s steward. 7 pages, List 14.

LYONS, Alfred, son of Henry, auctioneer, Melbourne, sought by Henry J. COLLINS of Isleworth, Middlesex England in 198.  He lent Lyons money many years ago and now needs financial help himself.  He is the brother in law of John CAMERON of Koroit Station, and left Australia in 1871.  Police find that Lyons was living overseas.  5 pages, List 58.

LYSANDER [?] Frederick C., a painter, wrote from Wanganui New Zealand in 1898 re his wife Elizabeth O’KEEFE, from whom he separated in 1887, they were married in London.  She went by the name of CLARKE and kept a house of ill-fame.  3 pages, List 24.

LYSTER, George H., solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John SCANLON who arrived in Melbourne 1880-1890. He is entitled to a share in the estate of his uncle Malachi HOGAN who died in 1881, a lunatic and intestate. Scanlon won’t answer Lyster’s letters and he must do so to claim his share of the estate. Police interview Scanlon who says he won’t have anything to do with Lyster as he knows him. 8 pages, List 7.

LYSTER, Mrs. M., of Wellington New Zealand wrote in 1915 re an uncle of her husband, who used to have a jeweller’s hop.  Police find Watkin William Lyster had died and locate a son Samuel.  5 pages, List 8.

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RADIGOIS, Eugene.  Sought by French Consul in Melbourne in 1877; found.  9 pages, List 5.

RADLEY, Frederick, swagman, found ill near Natimuk in 1896 and sent by police to Horsham hospital.  He had come from South Australia to look for work, mother lives at Narracoorte.  5 pages, List 38.

RAFF, Alan, injured when passenger in a car driven by Dr. GORDON collided with a goods train at Carlton in 1911.  File re case and his injuries.  12 pages, List 33.

RAFTON, Amy, 17 years, left Hobart for Launceston in company with Josephine DONOVAN in 1895; they were heading for the steamer to Melbourne.  Her parents ask for her to be returned.  10 pages, List 27.

RAGGEDY GOLDFIELD.  Two reports on rush there in 1871.  List 4.

RAIL, William Henry, head teacher Dorcas Street State School South Melbourne.  In 1911 asks police to investigate claim by 9 year old child Vera PATTERSON of his indecent behavior towards her.  Vera’s mother is Margaret HINKS and Vera’s friend is Florence MOYES, 12 years.  Teachers Eliza McDonald and Stella JACKSON refute Vera’s claims and are believed by police.  15 pages, List 100.

RAILWAY ESTATE, St. Albans Township.  In 1928 James MIDDLETON, Roy STEENHOLDT and Susan Jane BOXSHALL, farmers, Longwarry, were persuaded by three men to purchase blocks in this estate, held by George STEWART.  The men gave the names of Patrick DEMPSEY, F.C MUIR and – ELLIS, but were really James MORONEY, Frederick NEWSOME and Francis MILLER.  A large file, includes brochure on estate, contracts, letter from solicitor etc.  List 59.

RAINES, Myrtle Mary,15 years,  left her home in North Melbourne in 1928. believed to be with Mavis HARRIS.  Photo, 2 pages, List 60.

RAINSFORD, Marie, in 1903 asks police help to find the father of her illegitimate child, who promised to marry her, but has disappeared.  He claimed to be a bank accountant in South Melbourne.  – COLLIS, is identified as the person, but he lodges a complaint with the Chief Commissioner at the insinuation.  16 pages, List 66.

RAMPLING, Mrs. J., Port Adelaide, wrote in 1907 re her husband James alias Jim BURKE, believed in Melbourne with another woman and family.  Not found.  5 pages, List 83.

RAMSDALE, Cecil, 9 years old in 1900, fell off a roundabout owned by Harry EVANS at Albert Park.  2 pages, List 49.

RANDALL, Mr. H., senior, King’s Plains via Blayney, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine who married c1901 Thomas BENNETT, shearer’s cook.  They have two children, Caroline and John.  6 pages, List 74.

RANKIN, Mrs. Dora.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, seeking John NIXON, police pensioner, has news for him.  8 pages, List 4.

RANKIN, J., wrote from Fort Franklin, Portsea in 1897.  Was detained there, so could not present himself for police medical examination; is 24 years old, a boxing champion in the forces.  2 pages, List 38.

RANKIN, James, left wife E. and two children c1891 and went to New Zealand, then various other places, failing to pay much maintenance.  She wrote from Kilmore in 1899, asking police help to find him. He is a mining speculator.  7 pages, List 43.

RANKIN, William Edward, left wife Emily and child destitute in Sydney in 1905; believed in Melbourne and using name Richard Rankin. 6 pages, List 69.

RAPER, Harry A., sought by brother Edward, Sydney, in 1909; he was a steward on the S.S. Burrumbeet.  Not found.  7 pages, List 87.

RAPKEN, Nathan, asked police to find his brother Baron in 1892.  He was 17 years old, Russian, and had left his Melbourne home in December 1891; believed working in Alexandra area.  Body found in Goulburn river is identified as his; family asked to pay burial expenses etc.  Two separate files, 17 pages, List 77.

RASMUSSEN, Vincent, Rutherglen, in 1909 explains failure to register birth of child Henry Herbert in time.  4 pages, List 88.

RATH, -.  German, living in North Melbourne in 1916, report that soldiers might attack him because he is German.  List 6.

RAVEN, George alias BRADLEY.  Fleeced Dora May WEAVER nee MONTIFORD out of £300 and various small amounts of money.  She was a widow, in charge of the Tunstall Railway Station, had 2 children and inherited money from her father.  They met in 1918, he claimed he was a returned soldier, proposed marriage to her.  Photo of him with barmaid Florence POWERS, her in military uniform in NSW.  Arrested in Sydney, returned to Melbourne, tried and convicted in 1919.  56 pages, List 21.

RAWLINS, Mrs William, Dalby Qld; in 1911 asks police to call on Mrs A. COOKSON re her 13 year old daughter May DOVE who went there.  She wants her returned home.  Cookson is found near Ballan.  6 pages, List 99.

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.

RAY, James Edmund, let his pregnant wife in Abbotsford in 1912 and went to Tasmania to work, but didn’t send maintenance.  He was born Holloway England, 30 years old.  Found.  6 pages, List 103.

RAYMOND, Samuel.  Charles Hamilton STERNE enquired for his address on behalf of a friend in London, 1869.  Details of Raymond, (was formerly in Vic police force) and two letters from him, on file.  17 pages, List 4.

RAYNER, Mrs Lillie, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909 re her husband George.  A warrant was issued 11 years ago, was he found.  4 pages, List 90.

RAYNER, Thomas, Inverleigh.  In 1911 writes a number of letters complaining of local police.  Report details some of his actions.  17 pages, List 98.

RAZEY, Jane, wrote from Qld in 1895 re her son William Joseph, 15 years, who left Tambo with William H.J. LLOYD, racing man, to work for him.  Lloyd was to send him home if he required it.  Police find him.  5 pages, List 27.

READ, Alice.  Wrote from Brisbane in 1908.  She had divorced her husband Joseph for adultery with her sister, who had a child to him.  Alice given custody of her son Jack Bertram Read, but Joseph has taken him away to Melbourne.  12 pages, List 5.

READ, Edward Richard, killed at Fremantle, WA in 1901.  Brother William George Read, Bendigo, asks police for details of incident and property.  12 pages, List 52.

REARDON, Charles Philip of Tocumwal, NSW, wrote in 1919.  He was a wounded returned soldier and sought help in finding his parents Elizabeth and Patrick Kilday Reardon as he needed his birth certificate and the Registrar General had no record of it.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

REAU, Marie Claire ‘Camilleville’ Barnawartha, wrote in 1917, asking police help with her brother John Camille Reau ‘a mental case’ who should be returned to an asylum as he was violent.  Her nephew James R. COLLIER also becomes involved when assaulted.  15 pages, List 72.

REDDAN FAMILY, Port Melbourne.  Anonymous letter in 1911 claims that their children are not going to school.  Report on family and circumstances.  4 pages, List 98.

REDDAN, Sarah, alias BREMNER, charged with keeping a brothel in Exhibition Street Melbourne in 1912.  Case dismissed by magistrates, but Crown Solicitor’s office appeals to Supreme Court and case is sent back to court.  She is found guilty.  33 pages, List 33.

REDFERN, Miss J.G., Daylesford, left a photo of Hector James WARING with police in 1914; asks for its return in 1916.  3 pages, List 78.

REECE, Alice, 17 years, left home in Kensington in 1917 with a married man H.A. MITCHELL; information sought by aunt May GOOLEY.  Mrs. DANDO, landlady, provides information which he denies. 8 pages, List 73.

REED, Richard of West Melbourne, alleged in 1877 that Dr Edward Paley had been using Yarra Bend Asylum funds to pay for his coachman.  C.F. ROBERTS and Richard Marr MURRAY ask investigation.  6 pages, List 5.

REEDY, Henry, shot by Leslie OXENBURY, Dandenong in 1911.  He was engaged to Zilla CARR who worked for Oxenbury’s father.  A large file, includes a petition from Dandenong residents commending actions of Constable THOMPSON No. 4722.  List 101

REES, Rees, wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re Thomas SCULLY, c35 years, employed at Jumbunna Coal Mine in Gippsland.  He was co-respondent in Rees’s divorce and owes him court costs.  Asks if his ex wife is with him.  7 pages, List 28.

REEVES, Albert, South Melbourne, born Sydney 1882.  Wrote in 1905 asking permission to act in various ways and set up a ‘society for law abiding citizens’.  Police establish he is employed by a detective agency.  4 pages, List 63.

REGAN, John 16 years and Michael Joseph 14 years, committed for trial in Melbourne.  Parents Thomas and Elizabeth at Broken Hill; boys had been committed to Industrial School there and absconded.  20 pages, List 76.

REID, Alice. Brought from Berrigan NSW to Melbourne by grandmother Margaret CORBETT to give birth to illegitimate child, 1892; suspected father named. Child went to Bendigo, Alice to Good Shepherd Convent for seven years, then into domestic service. Lost her right hand in a mangle accident. In 1900 living with Mrs. MAY, who writes to uncle John CORBETT for financial assistance for her. He asks police to investigate.  List 1.

REID, Catherine, complains to Chief Commissioner in 1900 of local police harassment.  Toorak police report she is the former mistress of someone (unnamed) and now soliciting.  3 pages, List 48.

REID, G.T., Upper Sturt, S.A., wrote in 1909 asking police to persuade his wife Kathleen CHADWICK to return to him; she is ‘on the town’ in Melbourne.  She left him a month after they were married.  6 pages, List 88.

REID, Jessie, Newtown, Sydney, wrote in 1907 seeking her two sisters Emily and Harriet; they were separated as children after their mother’s death.  Report states probably named May and Nellie and gives details.  4 pages, List 92.

REID, Marion, divorced, and living in West Melbourne with Geoff AFFENDEN as his housekeeper in 1912; an alcoholic, found on the floor at Richard GOODWIN’s house, and he and others carry her home, but she is dead.  Police are called and a detailed report is compiled.  7 pages, List 102.

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.

REITZ, Ludwig, Smythesdale; infant daughter Ella died  in 1911, birth was never registered.  Report on case.  9 pages, List 99.

RENOUF, Catherine, 34 years, died in Melbourne gaol in 1873.  Husband Philip of Richmond refuses to pay burial costs.  6 pages, List 31.

RENTER, Mrs, Lobethal, South Australia.  In 1911 asks if husband Thomas, a Swede, bootmaker, 47 years, is alive or dead, hasn’t seen him for 12 years.  Death certificate of Christopher Renter on file, but this is a different person.  11 pages, List 100.

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, Frederick P., Hobart, wrote in 1910, explaining his marital situation in great detail.  He was for many years an employee of the Melbourne Tramway Co., but had to leave Melbourne through his wife attempting to kill him.  He purchased 2 Rainsford Street St Kilda for her and their children, and has been paying the mortgage and family maintenance, but has been ill and fallen behind. 8 pages, List 94.

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.

RICE, G.H., florist, Kew.  In 1912 letters claim he is trading after hours etc., report states dispute between the wives of him and his brother.  17 pages, List 103.

RICHARDS, Fred, last seen in Korrumburra, sought by wife A.L. Portland near Port Adelaide, in 1917; he has not supporter her and their 3 children for some years.  4 pages, List 73.

RICHARDS, George, road contractor, wrote two letters from Riana Tasmania in 1912 re his wife who took the 3 children and ran off with Charles Richard DOUCE and was in Melbourne.  Douce was playing the maloden on the streets of Melbourne.  Another letter from Douce’s stepfather W.P. SMITH.  The couple return to Tasmania, but leave again.  14 pages, List 32.

RICHARDSON, Charlotte M. Toorak, 1898, brutally attacked at night; uncle reported case to police, and asked that it be kept out of newspapers, but Herald published details. A suspect was bought in for identification, but her parents refuse to allow her to attend the police station.  List 1.

RICHARDSON, Ethel Mary Ann Lowry, 15 years, died as a result of an abortion at Delegate NSW in 1906.  Inquest and report on case.  Witnesses: father Alexander George, brother Lindsay William, Mrs. Jane STOKES, Mrs. Jane WALSH, Mrs. Ellen RUSSELL, Adelaide and Adelaide Cora JACKSON, William HELMERS, Dr M.A. SCHALIT.  Very sad case.  27 pages, List 31.

RICHARDSON, William Mackay., information sought by wife Rosina, Wellington, Surrey England in 1916.  He was 39 years, native of North Wales, left in 1912, last heard of in 1915.  Found.  10 pages, List 77.

RICKARDS, Florence, staying with Myrtle BURNHAM in Northcote in 1917 when admitted to mental hospital as delusional.  Discharged 3 months later and sailed with husband to Singapore.  She then wrote a 29 page letter detailing her grievances and treatment.  She was born in New Jersey, was 40 years old and previously was in the Malay States.  31 pages, List 74.

RICKETSON, Charles N., wrote from Glen Eira, Caulfield in 1900, asking permission to ride his tricycle on the footpath; is partially paralysed.  2 pages, List 44.

RICHMOND, 73-77 Swan St.  Fire in 1899, owner of property WINDRUM is suspected.  Evidence of 40 witnesses listed.  Large file.  List 42.

RICHMOND HOTELS.  Complaints by A. HODGES, art dealer, Burnley, W.G. RUSSELL, Richmond, and Rev. A. HOWELL, St. Bartholomew’s Burnley in 1896 that Cremean’s Hotel and the Gardener’s Arms Hotel, licensee Ellen BRENNAN are illegally trading on a Sunday.  Reports.  42 pages, List 37.

RICHMOND HOTELS.  STATION HOTEL, South Richmond, licensee Mrs. WARREN and sister Miss HOWLY.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 re Sunday trading.  ANCHOR OF HOPE, RED LION, YARRA and GARDENER’S ARMS implicated.  18 pages, List 37.

RICHMOND, Mrs Florence, ‘Warrawong’ Melton, in 1912 requests police protection during holidays from campers, shooters etc., her father – STAUGHTON’s property also needs protection.  8 , List 105.

RICHTER, Mrs. E., wrote from Ashfield Sydney in 1903 re her daughter Florence, believed working in the theatre.  Found.  7 pages, List 66.

RICKIE, William, and son William Henry, 18 years, died in 1895 in Queensland from exposure .  Mrs Jane Rickie of Richmond asks help to get their possessions sent to her.  12 pages, List 30.

RIDDIOUGH, Annie, 19 years, ran away from her home at Kogarah NSW in 1916 with travelling salesman H.B. OBERMEYER.  Returned, but ran away again.  Letters from her mother – believes she is living under the name of Phyllis LLOYD.  A very detailed report of her activities.  33 pages, List 77.

RIDGELL, Richard, deserted wife and four children in 1892; plumber.  In 1897 wife took out warrant for failure to pay maintenance at Kyneton; he was believed to be in Fremantle.  Local police report she is living on a farm near Pipers Creek with a man named WEBB.  5 pages, List 40.

RIDGWAY, Frederick, 21 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1912, after losing money on racehorses.  Parents live in Tasmania.  7 pages, List 105.

RIECK, Charles, Paddington Sydney NSW, wrote in 1910 re his 16 year old  daughter Ethel May, who went to Melbourne  in 1908 as nursemaid with Mrs. MARIA, whose husband had a fruit shop in Brunswick.  Concerned about her welfare. he asks police to send her home.  7 pages, List 54.

RIGGS, George M., sight damaged while mining in W.A. and returned to Victoria for treatment.  Discharged from Eye and Ear Hospital in 1899 as incurable.  In 1900 wished to return to the hospital and asked police to arrange train trip from north east.  Discussion re costs involved revealed that he was being maintained by his brother, a solicitor in Castle Pollard, West Meath Ireland.  16 pages, List 46.

RILEY, Florence, Brighton, alleged in 1918 that she was assaulted by a railway man after she declined to sign a loyalty petition at a public meeting, but investigation showed she was hit by her husband Charles Lincoln Riley.  15 pages, List 69.

RILEY, George, convicted of attempted robbery of Annie GREIG of Richmond and shooting at George BROWN, head gardener, Fitzroy Gardens, in 1901.  Two different photos of him on file; is 18 years, born NSW.  Interstate police asked to help with his background.  A large file, mostly copies of testimonies.  List 52.

RILEY, Tom, Lauriston Hall, East Melbourne, wrote twice in 1913 on behalf of Miss R. Innell, the proprietor of the boarding house, complaining of the actions of police when investigating a robbery there.  A boarder, Mrs H.J MANSON, had had her jewellery stolen.  A very detailed report is given.  15 pages, List 92.

RILEY, Vera M., 22 years, left parents home in Sydney in 1913; father George Aubrey Riley asks discreet enquiry, believes she is with H.C. CORNFORTH.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

RIORDAN, Edward, woolclasser, sought by wife Margaret, Paddington NSW, in 1904.  He left her 12 years ago, believed near Colac. They were married at Forbes in 1890.  Found, an alcoholic.  7 pages, List 68.

RIORDAN, Owen, arrested by Brisbane police in 1896.  They ask for details of his character; is a son of ex Sgt Timothy Riordan, his mother is in Hawthorn.  Owen is ‘fond of drink’ and had previously failed to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child.  11 pages, List 37.

RISPIN, Catherine, wrote from South Yarra in 1900 re husband John William Rispin, who deserted her and their two children as she was about to be confined with her third child. They are destitute.  He is a carpenter, English, 35 years, believed to be at Echuca with a Miss FULFORD, 19 years.  11 pages, List 45.

RITCHIE, Florrie.  Anonymous letter in 1912 from Hillston NSW, claiming that she left there for Melbourne to give birth and have the child killed.  She is staying with her sister Mrs BRADY, Brunswick. Child found in Foundling Home.  9 pages, List 102.

RITCHIE, Gladys, young girl, and Robert MAHER c7 years, came from Tasmania with Mrs. GREGORY with whom they were boarded out, to Melbourne in 1916.  Her daughter Mrs. LEWIS and her two children were with them.  Local officials ask Gladys’s removal from her care.  7 pages, List 76.

RITCHIE, Malcolm. Large file re his alleged incest on daughters Mabel and Helena Ann at Pakenham in 1899. List 2.

RIVES, Joseph, florist, Melbourne, reported in 1928 that employee Victor Rives alias Venerando BARBAGOLO (BARBAGALLO?) had robbed him.  Traced to Qld., and relatives interviewed, but charge dropped.  Photo on file.  27 pages, List 58.

ROACH, Jane.  Deniliquin police enquire about her and her illegitimate child in 1864; she is a housemaid in Melbourne.  Police find child is being cared for by Mary BARRY.  11 pages, List 3.

ROBB, Alexander Hay, engineer, Sydney, asked in 1912 if a woman found drowned in Melbourne was his wife Isabella Watson SIMPSON,  (described) who left him and their daughter 3 months ago; they came from Dundee Scotland 15 months ago.  Not her.  6 pages, List 104.

ROBERTS, Charles Henry, alias George RICHARDS, storekeeper, deserted wife M. and five children in Sydney in 1906.  Police attempt to find him in 1909.  6 pages, List 87.

ROBERTS, Henry Frederick, drowned in a quarry at Burnley in 1902.  File re attempts to recover body.  15 pages, List 65.

ROBERTS, Mrs. S. Manly, Sydney, wrote in 1917 asking who could help her financially, her ‘quite worthless’ husband William Thomas Roberts is in Melbourne gaol.  5 pages, List 72.

ROBERTS, Thomas, engine driver Comet Vale W.A., asks police to find wife in 1916.  She and daughter Ruby left there in 1910 and went to Melbourne; he has been sending money but has now stopped.  Found.  6 pages, List 82.

ROBERTS, Thomas Thornton, deserted wife G. in Adelaide in 1898.  She has heard he is in Portland using the name MARTIN, is a bootmaker.  Local police report that MARTYN is a bootmaker there, has been there for some time, has a family there.  7 pages, List 21.

ROBERTS, William.  Wrote from Barraba NSW in 1908 re Thomas JONES and Abraham TERRIL.  Police interview Mary Ann Terrill who explains the connection.  15 pages, List 5.

ROBERTS, William Francis, born Women’s Hospital 1909 and parents registered as Elizabeth and Thomas Francis Roberts, however she was Mrs Elizabeth King, 27 years, who was married at Corowa in 1900 and hadn’t seen her husband for some years.  She and her 8 year daughter Elizabeth were living with Roberts.  Copy of birth certificate on file and discussion on possible prosecution.  10 pages, List 90.

ROBERTSON, A., wrote from Beechworth in 1900, complaining about the Chinese Camp there and the brothel at AH TOE’s premises.  Local police report that the writer is Reginald HEADLEY ‘a harmless lunatic’, women mentioned were Christine ROBINSON who was living with Ah CHEE, and  Lily ROBINSON, recently discharged from gaol.  6 pages, List 46.

ROBERTSON, Edwin Albert, deserted wife Olive and two children in Adelaide in 1909.  His brother William lived in Ballarat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 87.

ROBERTSON, Eugenia nee GREENBANK.  German Consul asks police in 1902 to confirm birth of her illegitimate daughter Margaretta (Ettie) in 1880.  Eugenia was a Tasmanian and later married the child’s father Christian HILDEBRANDT.  3 pages, List 63.

ROBERTSON, Frederick James.  Writes from Cowra in 1908, asking for address of his brother and parents, whom he hasn’t seen for years.  Police establish his father is Alexander Fraser Robertson, and brother Charles John, and find them.  5 pages, List 4.

ROBERTSON, John.  Hotel-keeper at Gordons in 1865, charged Constable John HAMILTON, (No. 1679) with using slanderous language against him and his wife.  Report of police investigation; John and William LETTS, sawyers, James WALSH, farmer, and Mary HAMILTON, witnesses.  28 pages, List 3.

ROBERTSON, Lilian Beatrice, Prahran, advised department in 1915 that her husband William Thomas, a constable serving in the AIF, was killed at the Dardanelles.  2 pages, List 80.

ROBERTSON, Mary, West Perth, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, who left for Melbourne 6 months; believed with -McJENNET, both expublicans.  He is 48 years, English, and they have been married for 23 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 104.

ROBERTSON, William Lovat, clerk, c35 years, wanted for embezzlement on Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Co., manager Leslie J. PARK, in 1897.  26 pages, many repetitive; photo on file. List 40.

ROBINETT, Henry James Morris.  Information sought by his mother in Hawthorn in 1903.  He was 28 years, last heard of interstate.  Not found.  4 pages, List 66.

ROBINSON, Charles Alfred. Lands officer at Sale, writes suicide note and believed to have drowned himself, 1918. Wife at East Brunswick, brother Gilbert at Preston. File of 9 pages includes press cutting.  List 1.

ROBINSON, Emma.  Paddington NSW, wrote in 1900 re her daughter Theresa PRENDERGAST, who went with her employer Mrs. SIMPSON to Melbourne some years ago.  Believes she is being used for immoral purposes; Mrs. Simpson running a pub.  Police find Simpson caring for her after she has had a child.  7 pages, List 3.

ROBINSON, Francis Ormond, grazier, married Margaret MacVEAN at Cressy in 1874, then lived with servant Jane OATS and had two children by her, Frank Ascot and Arthur Lyndhurst.  In 1885 charged with perjury over false registration of births.  Certificates on file, along with letters from John MacVEAN.  A large file, List 57.

ROBINSON, George Washington.  Charged with bigamy in 1864.  First wife Margaret THIRD, second not named but marriage took place at Tarraville.  Copy of first marriage certificate on file.  Witnesses John and Margaret BEGGS seek expenses.  21 pages, List 4.

ROBINSON, H. Arlies, Claremont W.A., wrote in 1913 regarding his forthcoming divorce case, and a respondent – DRAKE.  His wife and he have disappeared.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 93.

ROBINSON, Henry, sought by J. CURRY, Boggo Road, Brisbane Qld in 1897.  His unnamed brother had died some years ago, leaving a wife and young son; the wife has now died and the child needs support.  Henry used to play bagpipes in hotels in Melbourne, and details of men who did this are given, but he is not found.  15 pages, List 68.

ROBINSON, James J., wrote a very strange letter from Maldon in 1905, had recently come from Western Australia and staying with sister Mrs. Adelaide CARMAN.  He is fixated on electricity and had been in an asylum.  6 pages, List 52.

ROBINSON, Margaret, 23 years, daughter of Mrs. Mary, of Collingwood.  Died after illegal abortion in 1895.  Had been keeping company with Arthur DAVIES, tobacconist, Collingwood, who denied knowing she was pregnant.  Henrietta NICOL, keeps a wine shop; Rose KENNEDY (Madame de ROSE), palmist and Dr. J.D. TWEEDDALE give evidence.  Body exhumed.  46 pages, List 30.

ROBLEY, Mary Ann nee FROOD. Writes in 1894 asking police to help in getting documents retained by Adelaide solicitor George F. Michell. These include her marriage in 1880 and false registration of birth of William Nevison Robley and Louisa Victoria Robley to mother Louisa Charlotte KLAPPROTH. 5 pages.  List 1.

ROBSON, Robert, Stawell West, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1896; is suffering hallucinations.  Mother says he is not dangerous.  18 pages, List 36.

ROCHESTER, Vena/Bena, 19 years, left Sydney by train in 1900, heading to Adelaide via Melbourne, to meet with boyfriend HYLAND whom she planned to marry.  Chief Commissioner NSW telegrams police in Melbourne on behalf of her parents.  They intercept her and she returns home.  6 pages, List 45.

RODGERS, Annie, dressmaker, Carlton, sought by son from first marriage William DUNSTON of Hamilton New Zealand, in 1903.  Police ascertain her second husband died in 1890, but she is not found.  5 pages, List 46.

RODGERS, H.V., Geelong, wrote in 1909 asking police to find his son Joseph Henry.  The writer was 77 years old and blinded in an accident at Broken Hill; his sister was Mrs Isabella PALLITER [?]  Son found interstate.  5 pages, List 90.

RODWAY, Alfred Jenner, deserted wife Gertrude and 3 children at Richmond in 1904.  Two letters from her, she believed him to be in W.A. in 1906, found.  18 pages, List 50.

ROGERS, Mrs A., Kinghorne, Qld, wrote in 1910 re husband Alexander who had deserted her; she is destitute.  8 pages, List 98.

ROGERS, Mrs. Ada.  Anonymous letter from Carlton in 1897 alleges she is living an immoral life, has two young children.  Report finds she is living apart from her husband, no evidence of prostitution.  List 20.

ROGERS, Joseph Henry, sought by blind father H.C. Rogers, Geelong, in 1913.  Joseph is c26 years and was last heard of in South Aust.  Mention of family inheritance.  Found.  7 pages, List 94.

ROGERS, Robert Levanen, 45 year, Irish, a patient in Gladvill Insane Asylum Sydney.  In 1916 his wife asks for relatives to be found; brother David Gregory found and provides family details.  Their parents were David Gregory and Arabella nee HOLMAN.  13 pages, List 78.

ROGERS, Thomas, wrote from Outtrim Coal Co., in 1899, reporting that his wife Jane (Jeannie) had left him and their 4 month old child and gone to Melbourne; asks help to find her.  7 pages, List 41.

ROGERS, Thomas, jockey, 24 years.  Information sought by South Australian Children’s Department in 1899; he was the reputed father of a child by Mary Theresa WILLIAMS of Southwark, South Australia.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

ROHL, Oscar, married Minnie McALLISTER in 1904, then went to Qld; last heard of in 1905.  File covers dispute with his father over land selection and rumours about her he has spread.  4 pages, List 70.

ROHMER, Fritz. Sought by his brothers Herman and George in Sydney in 1898. Last heard of in Melbourne eight years previously, 37 years, a watchmaker/piano tuner. Photo of him on file. Not found. 11 pages, List 2.

ROLF, Frederick, writes 2 letters from Maryborough in 1897, attempting to “prevent his paramour Mrs. Sarah RANDALL” associating with the Chinese Camp inhabitants there.  He was assaulted in the camp by SEE TOY.  7 pages, List 20.

ROLLS, Albert. Failure to pay alimony to divorced wife Margaret, 1902. She and the children are in Melbourne, he is in Sydney.  List 1.

ROOKS, Mrs. John, wrote from Elphinstone, Darling Downs Qld in 1904 re her brother Samuel George SYMONS, believed accidentally killed in Melbourne in 1903.  Police find this is true, but she has herself died by the time the answer is given.  8 pages, List 34.

ROPER, Charles, sought by mother Mrs. M. Roper, Neutral Bay in 1907.  She doesn’t say so, but he was a Ward of the State who absconded in 1906.  5 pages, List 22.

ROPER, Robert F., Sydney, alerts police in 1888 that John James DOBBINSON, a law clerk, who absconded from his employers ELLIS & ELLIS, solicitors, in London in 1876, having stolen money, is living in Victoria under the name of William ROSE.  Report on case; victim declines to extradite him.  29 pages, List 56.

ROSEN, Hermann V.D., gaoled for being drunk and disorderly in 1892.  Wrote from gaol asking for his property to be sent there, letter on file.  5 pages, List 56.

ROSENGREN, G. and others.  All residents in Lonsdale St., complain of larrikins, 1883.  6 pages.

ROSIER (ROSHUR), Mary Ann, 82 years, charged with vagrancy at Kyneton in 1902.  Report on her background shows has been in prison and benevolent asylums but leaves latter; has a drinking problem.  Only relative is a sister Elizabeth ROCHFORD; her father was Thomas Rochford, a tailor.  19 pages, List 63.

ROSS, Mrs Ellen, Burwood, in 1909 asks if the William Ross who recently suicided is her husband, c30 years, a Scot.  9 pages, List 87.

ROSS, Ivy, charged with assaulting Mary Ellen DUGGAN in Melbourne in 1928.   She was 23 years, said to frequent Lt. Lonsdale St.  Photo of her and Herbet PHILLIPS, professional dancer, who was wanted for another offence.  14 pages, List 59.

ROSS, William, wrote from Rosstown in 1900, reporting damage to his railway at Rosstown Junction ‘as an old enterprizing colonist who has expended a very large fortune …’ asks police help to stop further damage.  Anastasia SHANNON arrested for damaging fence.  9 pages, List  45.

ROSS, William John, Ballarat, applied to join police force in 1903; various reports on his character.  He had served in the South Africa contingent.  13 pages, List 66.

ROSSER, Inez Ada nee MARTIN.  Went from Corowa NSW to Nurse Hannah MITCHELL’s house in Burnley in 1928 for illegal abortion, and disappeared.  Mitchell was charged with murder, but acquitted.  In 1938 George Rosser wrote to police; he was planning to remarry and asked police advice on how to proceed.  7 pages, List 57.

ROTHSEY/ROOTSEY, Iver, sought by father T.C., Newtown, Sydney, in 1917; not heard from for 2 years.  7 pages, List 75.

ROTHVILLER, Pierre.  French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877, seeking him, Leopold HUSSON and – BLIAULT.  None found.  8 pages, List 5.

ROWE, Alexander, wool classer, Bindi Station, Omeo.  Attempted suicide in 1898.  7 pages, List 20.

ROWE/BOWE, Brice, Carlton, handcuff and lock expert, asked permission in 1909 to be handcuffed and placed in a box in the Yarra, where he would set himself free.  2 pages, List 90.

ROWE, James, died at his residence Yarraweyah in 1896, husband of Elizabeth.  Mrs Sarah Jane MARLENGREN wrote from Port Melbourne, asking if he is her father Richard Henry Rowe, who left her mother and 7 children in Long Gully Bendigo in 1877, and was last seen in Bethanga.  Her mother died six months after he left.  He was Cornish, 64 years old and had brothers Ezekiel and Matthew, and James has children of that name listed in the paper.  The children of the first wife are Mary Ann (Mrs McMAHON), herself, William Edward, James Thomas, Elizabeth Ann (Mrs. BROWN), Richard Henry Nicholas and George Woolcock.  Not police matter.  5 pages, List 37.

ROWE, P.W., wrote from Junee Junction in 1895 re his young son Charles Edward, who was employed by Alfred MONEY/MOLNEY, travelling furniture repairer, last heard of in Bendigo in 1894.  9 pages, List 28.

ROWE, Thomas, Ballarat, 1859, asks for a duplicate of his Ticket of Leave as the original was damaged.  3 pages, List 84.

ROWE, William, 40 years, miner, left Adelaide in 1890, last heard of in Bendigo, sought by Samuel C. HUGHES of Adelaide, who was a private enquiry agent; possibly bigamous marriage.  9 pages, List 14.

ROWLAND, Thomas Edward.  Married Mary Eliza ROWSELL, when she developed phthisis he employed Charlotte SCARBOROUGH to help look after her.  When Mary died at Muroon in May 1897 he shortly afterwards married Charlotte, and their son Thomas was born later that year.  Local constable reports he declared himself a bachelor on second marriage certificate, and queries whether he should be prosecuted.  Both marriage certificates, Mary’s death certificate and Thomas’s birth certificate on file.  Police eventually decide against prosecution.  24 pages, List 21.

ROWLANDS, Mrs Anna, in Ballarat in 1898.  In 1910 she is sought by her sister Mrs Thomas P. DAILY, Conway, North Dakota, USA.  Found.  4 pages, List 97.

ROWLEY, Charles, 17 years, left his home in Tasmania in 1910; information sought by father William.  Not found.  4 pages, List 93.

ROWLEY, Josiah, wrote 21 page letter from Narracan, detailing his dealings with George Edward SWALLOW, who was passing valueless cheques and owed money.  He claimed to be well connected, but it was all a sham, and people Rowley contacted confirmed this.  Swallow sentenced to imprisonment at Morwell in 1896.  67 pages, List 36.

ROYAL HIGHLANDER HOTEL, Flinders St.  Report of after hours drinking; ‘this is the worst conducted house in Melbourne’.  Licensee Samuel STENNIKER.  18 pages, List 37.

ROYAL MINT. Robbery at, 1907. Large file covers 1907-1909.  List 1.

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RUDD, Ivy Diamond, South Yarra, reported in 1930 that her personal property had been stolen by maid Freda KUNO, who had gone interstate.  Kuno is identified as Audrey BROCKIN, photo on file.  Her mother reports that she has married G. WAITES and property is returned.  A large file with much repetition.  List 95.

RUDDY, William, information sought by wife in Carlton in 1904; last heard of in Sydney in 1900, c65 years old, Irish.  4 pages, List 68.

RUPERTSWOOD homestead.  In 1903 a fire in the engine house that supplied electricity badly damaged it.  Report on incident which was not suspicious.  16 pages, List 67.

RUSSELL, infant daughter of George and Elizabeth, died at Lauriston in 1867.  Suspicion of ill-treatment by mother who is a habitual drunkard.  There are 2 other children, 5 and 3; husband George is in New Zealand.  John PEARCE stayed at the house on the night the child died.  11 pages, List 35.

RUSSELL, Charles, Clarence River NSW; wrote in 1910 has heard that his wife Jane Elizabeth died in 1908, seeks details of her estate.  5 pages, List 93.

RUSSELL, Elizabeth, Leichardt, Sydney, in 1916 asked police help in getting her son Private F.G. LAMBOURNE’s death certificate so she can access his bank account; army records have not sent it.  He was her last surviving son and sole support, she is very ill.  5 pages, List 78.

RUSSELL, Mrs Elizabeth Ann, widow of Phillip, c47 years, sought by eldest brother George Thomas SMITH, Boulder WA in 1910.  6 pages, List 91.

RUSSELL, James.  Old age pensioner living in tent at Werribee in 1902, became ill and moved to Camp Hotel.  William BALFOUR asks payment for services he provided.  7 pages, List 16.

RUSSELL, John William, deserted wife Mary and two children at Bolwarra near Bungaree in 1893.  Irish, 50 years, has been a teacher; arrested in 1895.  19 pages, List 25.

RUSSELL, S., Newmarket, writes strange letter, alleging local police sergeant was rude to her in 1902.  Report states wife of John, formerly bank manager, is a lunatic who has been confined by released.  9 pages, List 61.

RUSSELL, Thomas.  Wife Mary writes from Launceston in 1898, they have eight children, four dependent on her.  He is a ship’s engineer, believed to be in Melbourne, and has failed to send maintenance.  Found.  8 pages, List 7.

RUSSELL, Winifred, Tucklan via Gulgong NSW, wrote in 1911 re John KIDD, wanted for maintenance on his child.  His siblings George and Nellie interviewed.  9 pages, List 95.

RUSSIAN SHIPS Thomasina and Ocean came into Sydney in 1906, and a number of the Scandinavian crew deserted.  Names were: K.A. & J.L. MATSON, G.A. WIKSTROM, J.R. MADELIN, G.H. SALONEN, W.A. KARLSSON, – VIKSTROM, H.A. STAUSSON, K.A. LINDHOLM, Karl A. NYLAND, Herman KOLMROOS.  Photos of both crews on file.  15 pages, List 70.

RUSTON, James.  Fourteen year old boy, alleges buggery by – STANLEY in South Melbourne in 1906; his testimony on file.  Father John contacted police, but medical testimony doesn’t back up his story.  5 pages, List 4.

RUTHERGLEN ROBBERY, 1899. Victims E. VISICK and Alfred GEDDES; John NEGUS and John Henry SPARKS found guilty in 1900. Huge file, c400 pages.  List 1.

RUZIN, William, wrote from Norwood, Adelaide in 1906 re brother Harry or Henry, who left Wisconsin USA in 1898.  Not found.  5 pages, List 26.

RYAN, Annie, 13 years, North Melbourne, ran away from parents in 1909, and using a false name persuaded new arrival David WATT, 17 years, to pay her fare to Sydney.  She was picked up there and returned to Melbourne, where her parents placed her in the Abbotsford Convent.  9 pages, List 88.

RYAN, Mrs. Annie C, wrote from Sale in 1917.  She was the mother of four sons who ‘went to the front’, two of whom were killed.  The other two returned home but she hasn’t seen them; asks if the Constable Ryan mentioned in a newspaper report is her son.  2 pages, List 70.

RYAN, John, teacher at Bootahpool school Port Fairy, complains about local constable, larrikins etc. in 1896-7.  Suggestion he is suffering from hallucinations.  List 41.

RYAN, John, wrote from Geelong in 1900 re report of the death of Martin Ryan in a fight in NSW.  Asks if it is brother Martin Joseph Ryan, 37 years, physical description given, who left there c.1896 and was supposed to be mining.  File shows a different person.  8 pages, List 48.

RYAN, Mabel; information sought by her mother Mrs. B. Ryan of Sydney, in 1917.  She left Brisbane c1914 and is believed to be a barmaid in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 71.

RYAN, Mary Ann. File re carnal abuse of her (11 years old) by stepfather Henry WATKINS, Fryerstown, 1880. 3 pages, List 3.

RYAN, Robert Lyn, charged with murdering his father Martin RYAN at Thalia near Wycheproof in 1928.  In 1908 there were complaints about ill-treatment of Robert and his sister by his parents.  The file covers 1908 case and 1928 case and is very large.  List 58.

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SABELBERG, Herbert Percival of Hamilton. Series of letters 1917-1919 from L.J. HUBERT of Perth, his first wife’s mother, who is rearing his six year son, whose mother has died, he is not paying maintenance for the child. 38 pages, List 2.

SADLIER-FORSTER, Richard.  Left Melbourne for Bourke in 1894, wife asks police assistance in locating him in 1895 as she is anxious; he is 62 years old.  29 pages, List 25

SAHR, Mrs, found dead in bed by G. HEYER, German Lutheran Minister at Germantown, Geelong in 1896.  File re necessity of quick burial ‘body will not keep in this hot weather’.  4 pages, List 39.

ST. KILDA, 35 Henryville Street, fire in 1900, occupied by Richard STEWART, commercial traveller, owned by – DAMYON, coachbuilder.  Servant Floris BRITTON gave alarm.  2 pages, List 50.

SALA, Edward J., sought by father G.F. Sala of Orange NSW in 1891; has absconded, 16 years.  Found in Melbourne, refuses to return home.  3 pages, List 55.

SALATNAY, John, manager of the Maffra Sugar Works, went missing in Melbourne in 1898.  Austrian, c40 years, photo of him and two other men in front of sugar works sign.  1 page plus photo.  See introduction re ordering of photos.  List 53.

SALVATOE, Sammat, labourer, Carlton.  Had been living with Lily ROSE/ROUSE for some years, but they split up in 1928.  She slashed his clothes with a razor.  Photo of both of them.  2 pages, List 61.

SAMERS, William Robert, Bridgewater, applied to join police force in 1903 and failed on medical grounds.  Very detailed and conflicted reports on his character are on file; he had served in the South Africa contingent.  26 pages, List 66.

SAMPSON, Edward Augustus, stabbed Ernest Ambrose KLEINERT at Mitcham in 1928; charged with offence.  Statements from witnesses, victim and offender on file.  16 pages, List 59.

SAMUEL, Rachel, living at home of Mrs Golder MANTEL in 1902 and gave birth to a child which she then killed.  Nurse Mrs. BEATIE and Dr. OSTERMEYER look after her, chemist W.J. BOANAS provides medicine; file contains their accounts and background of the case, which is very sad.  18 pages, List 63.

SANDERSON, Elizabeth, 48 years, died suddenly at Malvern in 1900, wife of George.  2 pages, List 48.

SANDERSON, Henry Horner, sawmiller, charged with failure to register birth of son Donald, born Warburton, in 1912; did so to avoid vaccination.  7 pages, List 103.

SANDERSON, Thomas, sought by wife A.W. in Sydney in 1894.  He asked her to go there, and said he would follow once his business matters were arranged, but never came.  She and their daughter are penniless.  She believes he’s at Archdale near Bealiba.  Local police report he is there with a wife and family, and explain that he once lived with a woman named Annie MORRISON at Ballarat, and are not sure which is the legitimate wife.  File ends with her obtaining money to return to Victoria.  6 pages, List 41.

SANDRY, Thomas.  Information as to his character sought by J.E. PHELAN, Guyra Shire Council NSW in 1913 on behalf of the unnamed mother of a woman who has become engaged to him.  5 pages, List 94.

SANGAL, Edward Christopher, murdered at Keysborough in 1902.  Wife Selina and August TISLER are convicted.  This is a large file.  List 63.

SATTERTHWAITE, Thomas A., sailor on board American ship Churchill reports ill-treatment by mate Austin KEEGAN in 1900.  Witness Charles Alexander LOGAN. 7 pages, List 47.

SAUNDERS, Charles, East Devonport, Tasmania, writes in 1898 re son John’s death in Inglewood hospital.  6 pages, List 19.

SAUNDERS, H., Youarang via Tungamah.  In 1929 he asked police to find his wife Linda Eileen nee MANNING, who had left there for Melbourne, staying at the City Mission in the past, and had not returned.  File has copies of her marriages with George Frederick Elmore Vincent O’BRIEN in 1919 and with Saunders at Shepparton in 1928, and includes letters from a former fiancée Robert WANDEL who warns against having anything to do with her, and Matron of the City Mission etc.  Photo of Saunders and her on the file.  Saunders suicided, so bigamy case not proceeded with.  This is a large file.  List 60.

SAUNDERS, Samuel, sought in 1897.  His brother David was accidentally killed in 1892; photo of him taken c1887 on file.  They were the sons of Charles and Catherine Sheperd McPhail Saunders.  She died at White Hills in 1892 and death registration also on file. Information sought by George C. McPHAIL (His letter not on file).   19 pages, List 40.

SAWERS, S. of Malvern, complains in 1906 of offensive postcards, sent he thinks by relatives Winnie and Ida, who dislike his second wife.  3 pages, List 3.

SAWYERS, James, deserted his wife in Kalgoorlie in 1907, believed to be in Melbourne.  They were married for 19 years, he was c45 years old, born in Collingwood.  Found, he declines to help.  7 pages, List 70.

SAX, Charles Waldemar, optician, died suddenly in 1909 at Warracknabeal and identified as Charles WALTERS.  Correspondence with wife Louisa in Hackney S.A. to ascertain correct details.  Photo and 10 pages, List 91.

SAYERS, Annie, 19 years, married Albert HALL in Melbourne in 1904, claiming to be 21.  Her mother Mrs. John CLANCY reports her to police; report on case.  3 pages, List 65.

SAYERS, Jessie. Alias WALSH/WILLIAMS. Prostitute, complains about local constable harassing her; claims assisted police in past. Report on her background and present mode of living, 1895.  List 1.

SAYERS, Madge J., Tatura, deserted by her husband in 1912, she has 3 children that she has no money to feed; doesn’t want them to go into State care.  4 pages, List 101.

SCANLAN, Johanna, given permission by the Mayor of Melbourne to sell matches on the steps of the Independent Church in Melbourne in 1896.  She is 24 years, has an illegitimate son and has been deserted by the father.  Discussion re women selling matches at night.  4 pages, List 36.

SCARBOROUGH, Mrs., Warrnambool.  House owned by her destroyed by fire in 1900; report on, and comment from insurance company.  10 pages, List 47.

SCARLETT, Emily F., wrote from Stanmore Sydney in 1912 re a report of the death of Robert SCARLETT.  Is it her husband?  She has been separated from him for past six years.  Police report it was Robert Edward Scarlett, a painter from Ballarat.  4 pages, List 33.

SCARR, Martha, Parramatta NSW, seduced and abandoned by Horace DAVEY of Frankston in 1908.  He denies claim.  5 pages, List 86.

SCATTERGOOD, James Holmes.  Wanted for larceny on Melbourne Fire Brigade in 1898; located overseas in 1899, but problem in extradiction as no treaty.  Charles SALTER is president of MFB.  28 pages, List 39.

SCHAECH, Constable A.E., married, dismissed from police force in 1917 after affair with Daisy MARSHALL, for whom he provided a false reference.  Letters to her on file, along with his plea to be reinstated.  This is a very large file.  List 75.

SCHAEFFER, Helen, charged Joseph NEWSON with failure to support their illegitimate child at Prahran in 1894.  He went to Sydney and she followed and tried to find him, leaving child with Mrs. CLARK of Bridport St Albert Park, who complained to police that she was owed money to care for him, and if not forthcoming she would have him committed.  Helen arranges that her employer Herbert DEMPSTER will visit Melbourne and collect child, which is done.  40 pages, List 41.

SCHERNING, Alexander. Unnamed friends in South Melbourne asked police to trace him in 1899, was last heard of at Nannie in Western Australia. They believed he was a native of New Zealand, aged 27 years, but police find him and ascertain he was born in Denmark and had a sister in New Zealand. 8 pages, List 2.

SCHMIDT, William Barry, 13 years, born Warburton, ran away from home in Burnley in 1906 and found working for Mr. KENNY at Surrey Hills.  Returned home, he absconds again.  Two letters from mother Susannah on file.  22 pages, List 70.

SCHNEIDER, Flora A. of St. Kilda.  Youngest daughter of the late J.B. WERE, and in bad health.  Caring for two children whose mothers are in W.A. in 1899.  Louisa KNEALE owes her money for maintenance, seeks police help in getting it.  Police find she is a barmaide in Perth.  5 pages, List 16.

SCHOLZ, Charles Leslie.  German Consulate in Melbourne in 1905 asks police to monitor his movements; he is a geologist and metallurgist.  9 pages, some repetitious.  List 4.

SCHWERKHOLT, Carl Berno, marine stores dealer, died at the Alfred Hospital in 1899.  In 1900 his stepmother Wilhelmina, and mother of his wife Wilhelmina, made a claim that he had been poisoned, and that his widow was in a relationship with Thomas JACKSON, who managed the store.  Statements are taken from various people, but no action taken.  18 pages, List 44.

SCOBLE, Mrs. Florence.  Applies to have licence of Albert Hotel West Melbourne transferred to her from Maria La FONTA in 1897; police report she lived with James HURAN at Ballan, two children put in a Home, adverse report on her reputation.  15 pages, List 20.  CONNECTION FOUND

SCOTT, Albert Vernon, Annadale, Sydney, wrote in 1910 seeking his family.  His father George Walter was in the Detective force, grandfather James Kennedy Scott was also in the force.  Not found.  8 pages, List 94.

SCOTT, Alec.  Ran away from home in St. Kilda in 1881, 6 yrs old.  Found on board ship.  6 pages, List 4.

SCOTT, Gordon Leopold, suicided at Seacombe, Paynesville in 1903; very detailed report.  10 pages, List 67.

SCOTT, Mabel. Describes herself as an artist and journalist; police report states she is a maniac, 1906.  List 1.

SCOTT, Salvador, failed to pay maintenance for wife and children at Ballarat, so a search was undertaken in 1908; believed in Broken Hill where his sister Mrs BROOKS lived.  Not found.  11 pages, List 85.

SCOTT, Thomas E., telegraphed from Stockton, NSW in 1896 re passenger named Scott reported to be injured on ship ‘Gabo’; asks details.  Alexander Scott found in hospital, not seriously injured; wife at Stockton informed.  8 pages, List 39.

SCOTT, William, caretaker of National Mutual Life Ass. Co., Melbourne, attempted to attack wife in 1898; police called, charged, but dismissed,  ‘a domestic’.  15 pages, List 17.

SCOWN FAMILY. Fred lived with his first cousin Emmaline for nineteen years, had six children, she left him for Owen HUGHES c1917. Daughter Doris is pregnant to Charles Raymond WALTERS and is under age.  List 1.

SCOWN, John.  Incomplete file re failure to register birth of child at Chiltern in 1897.  6 pages, List 40.

SCRATTON, D., North Melbourne, complains in 1874 of carelessness of carters in Brunswick; charges laid.  11 pages, List 31.

SCULTHORPE, Albert, prohibited from showing ‘The Kelly Gang’ film in Melbourne in 1912.  File includes small coloured film poster.  9 pages, List 33.

SCURR, Rupert G., wanted in 1908 for passing dud cheques on James O’TOOLE and Robert BAIR of Leongatha.  Geo T. WALDEN, Minister Enmore Tabernacle NSW wrote to Bair asking him not to prosecute as Rupert has turned over a new leaf and has a pregnant wife. 6 pages, List 86.

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SEACOMBE near Sale.  Petition from residents in 1899 requesting removal of Charles SCOTT and family who were undesirable characters.  Petition signed by Thomas and Desmond FITZGERALD Frederick A. SMITH, Abram BURROWS, Thomas E. BEAMS, all fishermen, William M. ABRAHAMS, State school teacher and Maurice and Thomas BOWLER, ‘graizers’.  Police report on the family.  6 pages, List 38.

SEAGER, C.J., Cheltenham, Victoria; wrote in 1902 seeking support for his Patent Riding Coat, and enclosing brochure.  5 pages, List 61.

SEAL, Mrs. F., Prahran, left destitute by husband who is follows country shows.  An almost indecipherable letter asking for help.  4 pages, List 79.

SEAMONS, Caroline Ann, Kooroocheang, Daylesford; in 1916 gave birth to illegitimate child at home of Mrs. SIMPSON, who advertised for someone to adopt it, and Mrs. Millie EDMUNDS of Thornbury did so.  Father of child Norman EVANS had enlisted.  10 pages, List 78.

SEARCH, Edward Joseph, deserted wife Lilian Mary and 4 children at Bairnsdale c1908; Londoner, butcher, 43 years.  In 1910 she asked police to find him, believed in Sydney with Suzie MOLOY [MOLLOY?]  Found.  List 97.

SEARLE, Albert, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, wrote in 1907 re his brother Richard, c30 years old.  Found.  3 pages, List 44.

SEARLE, George Ernest, native of Morrisons in Victoria, a grocer/draper, 32 years, was sought by his mother Catherine CUNNINGHAM, who wrote from Camperdown Sydney in 1899.  He left Katoomba NSW in 1889 on account of his wife’s conduct.  Not found.  9 pages, List 43.

SEFTON, Clarence Victor. Murdered his male infant child, mother Millicent BERGER, 1917. Death sentence commuted. Very large file.  List 1.

SEGRAVE, M.F., wrote from Wehla in 1900 re her brother – MARKS, living with her, who was threatening to harm her and himself; escorted to Bendigo Benevolent Asylum.  8 pages, List 43.

SEGRAVE, W.,  JP, asks police help in 1896 because of anonymous slanderous letters being circulated in Flinders.  James PULLING and Emily L. CLAYTON also write about the matter.  Mrs. George WATSON eventually confesses.  She is 32 years, has 2 girls.  Constable writes sympathetic letter about her troubles.  Large file, includes letters.  List 36.

SEITELBACH, Mrs. J.B.  Wrote from Sydney in 1899 re her brother in law W.H. O’MEARA, who has failed to pay maintenance to her sister and family as agreed.  He worked in the Govt. Statist’s Office Melbourne.  11 pages, List 3.

SELBERG, Lily, Pyremont, Sydney, asks in 1912 if mother Hannah has did in Melbourne; has heard so.  No record.  4 pages, List 102.

SELBERG, Peter, Balmain, Sydney, reports that his wife Hannah left him with their 3 children c1909, and went to Melbourne with her mother Mrs SILK.  Asks police to find her.  7 pages, List 102.

SELLECK, Charles, born Clare South Australia, sought by brother W.H., blacksmith, Laura, S.A. in 1906.  He was last heard of in 1892.  Found.  8 pages, List 69.

SEMMENS, J., Broken Hill, asked police to find his son in 1907.  The family were living together, but when he took ill and was taken to hospital, his wife Louise sold up and left for Melbourne, taking their son with her.  He believes she may be with her sister Mrs. PUNCH.  Found.  5 pages, List 82.

SERGISON, Albert William.  Police in Darwin ask his whereabouts in 1894.  His wife in the U.K. is anxious to know if he is dead or alive.  He deserted her many years ago.  Found interstate, 12 pages, List 24.

SETON, T., Constable 6016, enlisted in army, asks extended leave; wife Ada begs Chief Commissioner not to let him go into the army.  4 pages, List 78.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CAMP. Religious camp at Armadale, 1895. File includes copy of their newspaper advertising same.  List 1.

SEVILLE WINE HALL, licensee Alice KELLY, 1898.  Claims by James ROUGET and James P. WALLACE that she is operating after hours.  Detailed reports compiled.  35 pages, List 22.

SEXTON, Frank, writs from Kelly Basin, Tasmania in 1899 re luggage left in storage at the West Melbourne Coffee Palace.  He has written to the manager Mrs. MURRAY, asking for it to be forwarded on, but it has not been.  It includes two manuscripts written by him.  Found; his former employer NUNAN BROS. are holding it for him.  10 pages, List 41.

SEYMOUR, George, Rutherglen.  Wrongly arrested on warrant for false pretences, kept in cell, seeks compensation, 1898.  20 pages, List 17.

SEYMOUR, Georgina, Stanmore, NSW, wrote in 1905 seeking information on Elizabeth MOORE (or TRAVIS), wife of Samuel, to kept a hotel in Bendigo 1853 – 1884.  She is a relative.  Bendigo resident states received the same letter but the signature was Florence FIRMIN.  11 pages, List 64.

SHACKELL, Charles Casson.  Applied for a  position with the NSW Dental Board in 1903, under name of Casson SHARKELL.  Their Registrar, Horace TAYLOR, asks for confidential report on him.  This states that he’s lived with Mrs. Frances GANNON.  4 pages, List 65.

SHAH MAHOMED.  Indian Eye Doctor, wrote from Ballarat in 1910 re troubles he has had with larrikins for some months.  Police report he is eccentric, his countrymen offered to pay fare back to India, but he refused to go.  6 pages, List 33

SHANKS, Isaiah Samuel, deserted wife Louisa Kate and children in 1906.  He is a dock labourer, 37 years, may be living with Rose SYMONS.  Found interstate.  7 pages,  List 26.

SHANLEY, P.  Applies to join police force, 1897; is living at Moyhu, 22 years, gives some background.  1 page, List 6.

SHANNON, James, tailor, Melbourne, sought by wife Margaret, Sydney, in 1908; they have 5 children and need maintenance.  Found, file notes is an alcoholic.  5 pages, List 86.

SHARKEY, H/M.  Deserted wife a Wellington NSW in 1910; she asks police to find him.  Note:  writing is very difficult to decipher.  10 pages, List 96.

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 mother was in England.  Incomplete file, but someone was enquiring about his whereabouts in 1897.  25 pages, List 38.

SHAW, Geoffrey Frederick, watchmaker and jeweller, deserted wife and four children at Kalangadoo South Australia c1906.  In 1909 she wrote asking police to find him, thought he was in Victoria.  7 pages, List 89.

SHAW, Miss J.A. of Melbourne, wrote in 1898 ‘To you in whose power it is to aid and deliver human beings from a sad and bitter fate help and assist me a poor penniless and sorrow stricken girl …’.  Her friend Frederick CHARLESWORTH had disappeared and she was worried sick about him. Not found. 4 pages, List 2.

SHAW, Thomas, Whitford Hills Tasmania, wrote in 1911 asking if his daughter had taken out a warrant against her husband Sydney SMITH in 1910.  Letter from Smith on file, in Broken Hill.  6 pages, List 95.

SHEA, Anne Marie, writes strange letters to Chief Commissioner.  Report states she is a patient on trial from a lunatic asylum, under the care of Eliza BALLINGER, wife of Joseph, at Northcote.  22 pages, List 40.

SHEARERS.  Very large file on shearers, police protection of scab labour etc., 1894.  List 41.

SHEEN, George.  Deserted wife Alice at California Gully in 1902.  Traced to South Australia.  40 years, Victoria etc.  15 pages, List 16.

SHEEN, James, Mafeking, in 1909 asks for help for his wife, who is very ill.  5 pages, List 88.

SHELDON, J., Ballarat Nth, 1900.  Letter re wife’s losing a fur cape at the Doonbeg Castle Hotel Melbourne; fell asleep at the bar.  3 pages, List 45.

SHEPHERD, Henry, tinsmith, Collingwood, left for Euroa in 1896, looking for work.  Wife Julia apparently asked for police help to find him; her letter not on file, but report on his bad character.  3 pages, (incomplete) List 36.

SHEPHERD, James Frederick, deserted wife L.M., Unley South Australia c1908.  In 1911 she asked police to find him.  Found.  7  pages, List 95.

SHEPHERDSON, Francis Stanley, arrested interstate, bought to Melbourne, tried and convicted of bigamy, wrote in 1910 from gaol about his missing property.  Detailed file and attempts to locate it.  53 pages, List 96.

SHEPPARD, Edward. Charged with sexual act on Edith May SEARLE, 12 years, at Broadford. He is 23 years old and a servant of her parents. Not guilty. 1892.  List 1.

SHERIDAN, Catherine. Illegitimate child of hers died in Melbourne in 1879. List 1.

SHERLOCK, James, arrested for drunkenness in Melbourne in 1899, found to be insane and sent to an asylum.  He had come from Paddington NSW, and attempts are made to contact his family.  Solicitors Bradley & Son write that his wife obtained a separation order some months ago and wants nothing to do with him.  17 pages, List 42.

SHERRARD, James E., committed suicide in Exhibition Buildings in 1900; was secretary to the Trustees.  4 pages, List 47.

SHERWIN, Herbert Henry.  Information sought in 1899 by Louis LEVY in Sydney, acting for wife.  He left Queenstown Tasmania for Melbourne; had had a photographic studio, previously a singing teacher and performer under names Signor ENRICO and Arch. WALLACE.  14 pages, List 42.

SHEVILL, Peter Wotton.  Information sought in 1909 by nephew William Wotton Sheville, NSW.  Family located.  5 pages, List 90.

SHIELDS, Alma Frances born 1908 Fitzroy, mother Isabella, her husband Thomas at Foster.  Failure to register birth in time is queried in 1909.  8 pages, List 89.

SHIELDS, Mrs Rosina, applied to have her children Louisa Margaret, 7 years and Doris Mary, 5 years, committed to State care.  1 page, List 98.

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.

SHINNICK, Mrs Mary E., South Yarra.  In 1911 the Commander of H.M.S. Psyche asks if she is dependent on her son John F., as claimed.  4 pages, List 97.

SHIPMAN, Albert Ernest (or McDERMOTT), Irish comedian.  Original letter not on file, but someone was looking for him in 1896.  Found in Sydney.  9 pages, List 36.

SHOOBRIDGE, William Cecil. Came from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1892 and disappeared. Letters from Isabella and other family members in Angaston, South Australia, cover 1892-1894. 38 pages.  List 1.

SHORT, William, Coburg, asks police to find his family in 1907.  Wife Mary Ann (born Lancashire) and sister in law Sarah Ann MELVILLE and daughter Clara MORONEY, 17 years, have left home with Thomas CAMPBELL.  Found interstate.  15 pages, List 81.

SHOULDERS, Harriet. Attempted rape on, 1876.  Case withdrawn because of her reputation – had had an illegitimate child. List 1.

SHULTON, Mrs. South Melbourne, reports her 17 year old daughter Grace MANN, who lived with her married sister Mrs. KEOGH in Prahran, has left, presumably with William WRAY. One page Crime Report, with attached photograph, taken in Bendigo. List 2.  See instructions re cost of photographs.

SIBLY, James Oliver, sought by wife Elizabeth, South Melbourne, in 1908.  Last heard of 13 years ago, believed working in a mine in NSW.  Found, addicted to drink.  8 pages, List 86.

SIDDALL, Rose, attempted suicide in Carlton in 1909 after a quarrel with her husband John caused by step daughter Harriett.  8 pages, List 88.

SIDDERS, Mrs. Lizzie, attempted suicide at home of her daughter Mrs. Annie PAGET, Fitzroy in 1918.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 81.

SILK, Mary Ann.  Convicted of murdering her husband at Morrisons in 1883, due for release.  Local police report on whether trouble likely to occur if she returns there – yes.  3 pages, List 17.

SILVA, Joseph, registered the births of Phillip, George, Myrtle and Frances Maud at Bealiba, giving mother’s name as Mary nee DIXON, whereas it was Mary Elizabeth EVERON nee MARTIN, with whom he was living.  In 1910 police investigate the situation and compile a detailed report; a copy of the Silva/Dixon marriage certificate on file.  16 pages, List 54.

SILVA, Lucinda nee DIXON, charged with murdering her child at Pitfield in 1901.  13 pages, List 52.

SILVEY, Joseph, deserted wife L.E. and child at Woollahra NSW in 1907; his sister Mrs. GREGORY is at Rutherglen.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

SIM, Rev George Innes, sought by wife Kate, who was Principal of Portland High School in 1908.  He deserted her 3 months prior, believed with a Mrs STEPHENS, but the latter denies this.  13 pages, List 87.

SIMMONDS, Edward Henry.  Sought by wife Sarah of Erskinville NSW in 1904, last heard of two years ago, a baker, went to Boer War, believes he has remarried.  10 pages, List 10.

SIMMONS, James, wrote from Beech Forest in 1905.  His wife Emily nee BARBER, 30 years  left him in 1904 taking his 21 year old son James by a former wife, their son William and her son Thomas.  6 pages, List 64.

SIMMONS, W., Kalgoorlie, asks police in 1911 to find the relatives of George Norman MURDOCH, once a resident of Morwell, who has been killed there.  8 pages, List 98.

SIMMS, Edith Ellen, 28 years, left Melbourne for South Sea Islands in 1917, not heard from since by her mother, who wrote from Plympton SA in 1919.  Found.  4 pages, List 53.

SIMONSEN, Pierre, in 1907 asked police help to find Josephine LANDLES, 34 years, barmaid, last heard of in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 44.

SIMPSON, Frederick, committed suicide at Strahan Tasmania in 1900; 34 years, native of Fitzroy, father Robert a confectioner.  Initially unknown, so photo taken; is on file.  Was working at Zeehan with William MALONEY who identifies him.  Copy of inquest file and letter from father on file.  57 pages and photo.  List 47.

SIMPSON, Hannah.  Living with Mrs. ORFORD of Brighton, who suspects she is trying to poison her illegitimate child, who subsequently dies in 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

SIMPSON, John, wanted for child desertion on Florence HEALY of Nathalia.  Found in Waratah Tasmania with Walter HUMBERSTONE, wanted for horse stealing.  Letter from Simpson to his mother on file.  15 pages, List 23.

SINCOCK & WADHAM, solicitors, Melbourne, ask police to investigate Robert HAMILTON and his family, living in South Sassafras Creek on a small holding in 1896; complaints they have been pilfering by D.A. ANDRADE who lives close by.  They previously lived in North Melbourne.  Family consisted of Robert and sons William 20, James 18, Mary 16, John 13, Robert Jnr 11, Norman 9, Isabella 7, Alexander 5.  13 pages, List 39.

SINCOCK, F.J.  Writes from Melbourne in 1897 that a young woman, just over 16 years, living at Invergordon, was seduced by James Lee.  Gave birth to male child, is now in the Salvation Army Home.  He asks that Lee pay maintenance; he is the son of Frederick of Wunghu, who informs police that his son has gone to W.A.  7 pages, List 20.

SINGER, Charles Douglas. Arrived South Australia 1870s, used name COOK. A drunkard. Detailed report on search for him, file includes photo. 1906. List 1.  See instructions regarding the cost of photographs.

SINGER, Charles Douglas.  Sought by solicitors Sandford & Limbert of Adelaide in 1906; his father has died and left him property.  Charles left Exeter U.K. c1874 with George R. MEALLIN, would be now 56 yrs.  Details of Meallin’s life in Australia given, but Singer is not found.  23 pages, List 4.

SINGH, Gunga, Rocky Glen via Gunnedah NSW, wrote in 1909 re W.O. WILLIAMS, a drover on Quatta Quatta Station owned by John MORRISSEY, who had given him a cheque that bounced.  16 pages, List 90.

SINNETT, Eleanor. Known as Clara SMITH. Mother Mary writes from Sydney; she left with Minnie PODFREY [GODFREY?] and is under 16 years of age. Found in Melbourne, has to return to her mother, even though she is a drunkard. Tintype photo of Podfrey/Godfrey on file. List 1.  See instructions regarding the cost of photographs

SIRR, Mrs. Complaint against her brothel in Queen St., 1870s. Letter from her on file.  List 1.

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SKELLY, Mary, writes from Richmond in 1904 re her husband Richard.  She has taken out a warrant for wife desertion, has heard he committed bigamy with – NELSON.  6 pages, List 33.

SKELLY, Mary, writes a number of letters of complaint in 1916 alleging she is being badly treated by police who prevent her selling newspapers in Melbourne.  She has been before the Courts after property owners had complained of her behaviour.  28 pages, List 76.

SKEWS, Henry, charged in 1899 with indecent assault on Williamina KEITH, daughter of Dougald, and Amy SUTHERLAND, both pupils as Raglan School, where he is teacher.  Other children mentioned in file, which has some graphic detail, are:  Jessie HUTTON, Hannah JACOBSON, Louis THIOMPSON, Frederick SMITH, Walter DAVIS, Marie WILLS, Violet CROCKER, William SPICER, Winnie LILLY and Henrietta JOHNSON.  31 pages, some repetitive.  List 39.

SKIFFINGTON, Mrs. Hugh, wrote from Tenterfield N.S.W. in 1902 re her brother John HAMMILL, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 63.

SKINNER, Mrs. wrote from Sydney in 1895 re husband Alexander, last heard of as an engine driver on the S.S. Lady Harriet trading on the Gippsland lakes; he owed maintenance.  They have 8 children.  Found.  6 pages, List 28.

SKINNER, John, old age pensioner, died at Walhalla in 1902, and buried as a pauper.  He was a widower, 78 years.  A bank book is subsequently found.  7 pages, List 62.

SKINNER, William. His body found in Girgaree, Waranga Basin,  near Tatura, 1905.  James EDWARDS tried for murder, family letters, costs involved, petition from Wangaratta residents praising Cons. John GREEN of Milawa, etc.  Large file.  List 1.  Another large file.  List 23.

SLADE, Mrs Fanny, Kin Kin via Cooran Qld., wrote in 1909, seeking relations of her late husband Henry; believed at Ballarat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 91.

SLATER, Emily Frances.  Wrote from Armadale in 1905, has heard that Miss Theresa K. THOMAS of Devonport is making enquiries about her, asks reason why.  8 pages, List 9.

SLATER, Mrs. Sarah.  File re sale of her effects, died intestate in Melbourne Hospital in 1897; was from Templestowe.  14 pages, List 6.

SLATTER, John, a neglected child, taken into care in 1902, after death of mother Ethel.  Reputed father John COHEN in prison, 3 pages, List 12.

SLATTERY, Austin Arthur, 47 years, engineer, former soldier, sought by Ellen CHISHOLM of Kalgoorlie in 1905; has taken her property.  6 pages, List 52.

SLATTTERY, Joseph, ex priest, lecturing in Melbourne in 1900, complains to US Consul of lack of police protection from unruly mob.  Various reports on, large file.  List 46.

SLATTERY, Joseph, is identified as being the unknown man found dead at Narrung in 1905. Australian Workers Union tickets, still on the file, are used to confirm that he formerly worked at Para Station NSW, was about 60 years and unmarried.  20 pages, List 63.

SMALL, Richard H, East Melbourne.  Writes in 1902 complains police are helping women stay in houses used as brothels; he is a house agent.  11 pages, List 16.

SMALL, Thomas, found drowned in Yarra River near Richmond in 1898.  Solicitor for brother Patrick in Temuka, New Zealand, asks details.  7 pages, List 21.

SMALLMAN, Bertha, taken to hospital by ambulance in 1909; husband interstate, hasn’t been seen for months.  Her mother lives in Ireland.  6 pages, List 90.

SMART, Mrs M.E., Boulder City, W.A., 70 years, wrote in 1907, asking police to find her daughter Cedellia (Cecilia?), who was working as a barmaid in Melbourne.  She had left her ‘to starve in a strange city …’.  Found, states her mother is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 81.

SMART, William and SCULLY, John, involved in court case at Ararat in 1911.  Very detailed report on file, which is very large.  List 100

SMEATON, Walter, rabbiter, Bindi Station Gippsland, reported in 1913 that his employee Maurice Arthur CANDY claimed that he was wanted in Sydenham London for maintenance on his illegitimate child; had been working for the British Motor Company there, but joined the navy and then came to Australia.  The unnamed girl lived in Modbury. Scotland Yard alerted and replied name not familiar to them.  11 pages, List 92.

SMILLIE, James and wife Henrietta nee WHITE, sought in 1906 by Walter WHITE of Winton, Qld.  5 pages, List 71.

SMITH, Mrs. A.E. (Queenie) wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1900.  Mrs. PAGAN has taken her 5 year old child on a holiday to Melbourne where her sister Mrs. BENNETT lives, and has not returned.  Smith thinks she may take the child to England, and asks police to prevent this.  7 pages, List 44.

SMITH, Charles Henry, sought by wife Harriet, Linda, West Coast Tasmania, in 1912.  He left Silverton Broken Hill for Adelaide, has their daughters Sue, 3 years and Margaret, 4 years with him.  They ‘had words’ and she left him but for the sake of the children will return.  She has 3 of their children with her.  Found.  9 pages, List 102.

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, Mrs E.M., Sydney, wrote in 1910 re her husband Ted, a waiter, who had deserted her; believe in Melbourne.  Found.  4 pages, List 96.

SMITH, Edwin Arthur, West Maitland, wrote in 1904 on behalf of his mother Amelia, living in Brunswick.  She was the widow of Peter Christian SCHMIDT, late of Stawell, and a solicitor had made enquiries about her being a beneficiary, but she hadn’t heard any more, so he asked for police help.  They find that the person sought was not her late husband.  8 pages, List 56.

SMITH, F. Seymour, solicitor, Adelaide, wrote in 1919 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth McLEAN of East Terrace, who was concerned about her daughter Amanda Ruth, 17 years, who went to Melbourne and hasn’t written.  Found, is an adult nurse.  Photo and 4 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Frederick, left Launceston 1904 with woman, formerly master of ketch Robert Burns, 40-50 years, wife and family left destitute.  4 pages, List 23.

SMITH, George Goodwin Crouch.  Held up a bank in Cape Town South Africa in 1897, shot teller, then turned gun on himself.  Copy of newspaper report on file, along with somewhat gruesome photo of his head with bullet hole.  His background given; brother Harry T. is in W.A.  16 pages, List 20.  See comment re cost of photographs.

SMITH, Henry Steele.  Information sought by wife in Melbourne in 1895; last heard of in Briagalong Gippsland in 1894.  He is a plumber, 41 years; is he the C.S.W. Smith who died at Alton Downs recently – no.   9 pages, List 28.

SMITH, J., South Botany, Sydney NSW, in 1912 sought his wife nee B. ANSON and son Harold Vivian Leopold Smith, c12 years old. She left him in Broken Hill c1911, her people living in Bendigo.  8 pages, List 102.

SMITH, James Paul, employed by Qld. Trustees as a cashier in 1906 and embezzles money.  He was born Ipswich, is 29 years old; small photo in evening dress.  5 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Jessie, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913; rescued from Yarra by John CLARKE of Prahran; witness Mrs Elsie LEE.  5 pages, List 94.

SMITH, John and wife Ada, North Melbourne, charged in 1899 with failing to provide food and shelter to their children Ada, Mary Irene and John James, after Ada comes drunk to local police station.  14 pages, List 42.

SMITH, John, Ringwood,  applied to Defence Department in 1915 to become artificial limb maker; seeks police endorsement.  Photo of him and pupil K.S. PRATT, both with artificial limbs.  1 page, List 80.  See instructions re ordering a copy of the photo.

SMITH, Joseph, wrote from Kindred (Tasmania?) in 1901, asking for details of his brother Henry’s death; can’t get a certificate.  In 1873 he received a letter from William KENNEDY advising him that he was drowned on his station.  Police ascertain that Kennedy owned two stations, both in NSW, and was deceased; his widow knew nothing.  8 pages, List 49.

SMITH, Louis L.  Complains about prostitutes and their actions in Romeo Lane and Juliet Terrace area, 1869.  File includes a list of house occupiers and owners and details who is respectable, who is a prostitute or madam, who is a felon etc.  17 pages, List 4.  Names given:  KELLY, John (of South Yarra), CASSIDY, James (of Fitzroy), DAVIS, Aaron Hamilton, (of Victoria Parade), SMITH, William H. (of Whitehorse Hotel, Bourke St.)

And:
AITKINS (?), Emily; ANDERSON, Henry; BAKER, Thomas; BALAY (?), Thomas; BEATON, Sarah;  BENNETT,  Elisha; BENTLEY, Henrietta; BERGIN, Thomas; BOND, Reuben Thomas; BOOTH, Emily; BRADLEY,  Joseph and Ellen; BROOKS, Marion; BROOMFIELD, Ann and Elizabeth; BROWN, Amy and Catherine.  CASSIDY, Mary; CLARKE, Ellen and Frank; COLLINS, Sarah and William; CONNOR, Alfred John and Melosin (?);  COUGHLIN, Denis, wife and 2 sons; DACRE, Mary; DAY, Amy; DICKSON, Jane; DUNCAN, Amy; FERGUSON, Ferry; FITZGERALD, Catherine; FOSBERY, Mary Ann; GREEN, Ellen; GRIFFITHS, Thomas.  HARVEY, John; HATTON, William and Mary; HOGG, Elizabeth; HONOR, Ester; HOWE, Elizabeth; JENKINS,  Margaret; JUKES, Alice; KELLY, Patrick and Mrs.  McFARLIN, Mary; McLOUGHLIN, John and Mary; MASON, Lucy and Mary; MILL, Jane; NASH, Mrs. RICHMOND, Amy; ROODE, Mary Ann; RYAN, Catherine; SCOTT, Sarah; SHIELDS, Ann, Andrew and Thomas;  SMITH, Catherine, Mary; SUTHERLAND, Margaret.  TRAYNOR, Ann and John; TURTLE, Margaret; WATERS, Amy; WEARAM, John; WILLIAMS, Caroline,  Catherine,  Mary Jane, John; WRIGHT, Emily.

SMITH, Mrs. M., Moore Park Sydney wrote in 1905 re her sister Edie WESTERN or Ada TURNBULL, was she in gaol or deceased.  Police report she is in prison.5 pages, List 11.

SMITH, Mrs. M., school mistress, Alberton via Ringarooma, wrote in 1908.  She had been deserted by her husband George Edward c1905, and has heard that he is in Melbourne.  He was a native of Yorkshire, the family live in Devonport Tasmania.  10 pages, List 85.

SMITH, Matthew Edward, drover, believed to have died about 1902 near Bendigo.  Information sought by son Matthew, Islington NSW in 1910; had not heard anything from him for over 20 years.  The writer was born in Axe Creek in 1881.  8 pages, List 91.

SMITH, N., wrote from Herbert Rd., Paddington NSW in 1903 re his son Jim, who was working with HENRY’S DRAMATIC CO., which was travelling country areas.  Encloses copy of letter from Jim, at Goulburn, alleging ill-treatment.  Found.  10 pages, List 19.

SMITH, Thomas, 14 years, sisters Carrie May 15 years and Alice Lizzie, 13 years, placed in care of Neglected Children’s Department in 1894 and boarded out to Mrs MIDDLETON of Ballarat.  In 1911 Thomas asks to be given his parent’s location, which is denied.  File reveals his father was James ELLIS, mother Alice SMITH.  5 pages, List 97.

SMITH, William, left Devonport Tasmania with children Harry, Sydney, Dulcie and Daisy in 1912 and deserted them in Melbourne; they had been living with their grandmother there.  Grandfather is Harry and uncles are Vernon Harry, a schoolteacher, and Clyde.  8 pages, List 104.

SMITH, William John McAuley, 11 years, and Frederick DAVIS Jnr, 13 years, committed to Industrial School in 1897 in Hamilton.  Smith briefly escapes gaol.  9 pages, List 20.

SNOW, Charles L., Sydney NSW, wrote in 1908 re his wife C.L. and two children who went to her mother Mrs James GARDINER, Tallarook, some time ago and had not returned.  8 pages, List 86.

SNOWDEN, Michael Henry, murdered at Arcadia in 1881, – BRADFORD suspected, Edward HOGGARD a witness.  In 1907 Yarrawonga police sought details of the case, as both men were in the district, and the 1881 file, including a reward poster, was forwarded to them and returned.  This is a large file.  List 84.

SOLOMON, G.L., wrote from Gladstone Hotel, Millers Point NSW in 1899 re daughter Emily, who left home with Ettie BINDON for Melbourne.  Emily was divorced from jockey William WOODGATE, and left her child unprovided for. Pair found in a brothel.  11 pages, List 43.

SOMERVILLE, Alexander, Carlton, reports in 1903 that his new villa in South Melbourne has been targeted by ‘roughs’.  Local police report it is a brothel, which is a surprise to him. 6 pages List 67.

SOMERVILLE, Frank. Arrested in Newcastle NSW for larceny, under another name. Admits he is wanted for failure to pay maintenance on child of Florence Elizabeth BYRNE, born 1915. Also seduced her sister, who is pregnant to him. His parents live in Ascot Vale.  List 1.

SOMMERSGILL, Joseph, Daveyhurst, W.A., wrote in 1909.  He has received an anonymous letter that his wife and son are living with – BRADLEY, blacksmith at Newport Railway Works and asks investigation, which proves claim.  12 pages, List 88.

SOORIAN, Mrs. L.  Of Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her father John Hartley BALLARD.  4 pages, List 4.  See also SOURIAN.

SORELL, Mrs. Flora A., wrote from Tasmania where she was briefly staying in 1917, asking police to prevent her daughter from marrying Otto Neils RASMUSSEN; her usual address was Toorak.  7 pages, List 73.

SORENSON, Frank, sought by wife Elizabeth, Burnie Tasmania, in 1911.  Found interstate.  5 pages and small photo, List 95.

SORO, Antonio. Murdered Patricia BICKETT at Royal Park 1914; file includes photo of him.  List 1.

SOURIAN, Lilith.  Wrote from Sydney in 1908 re whereabouts of her uncle Benjamin CROSTHWAITE, last heard of in Kew.  Police are suspicious of her motives; she is a palmist known as Hama SOORI, husband George LACELLES [LASCELLES?] alias Sourian, was gaoled for bigamy.  5 pages, List 5.  See also SOORIAN.

SOUTH, George F., clergyman, Windsor, writes in 1900 asking for police help; his wife and son are conspiring against him.  Constable reports it’s a very sad case, he is delusional and a danger to his family.  7 pages, List 22.

SOUTH, George F., Windsor, wrote a sad and intimate letter in 1901, asking police to forward his letters to his son Arthur from whom he is alienated.  2 pages, List 53.

SOUTHEE, Robert.  Information sought by Mrs. A.T. (Minnie) FISHER, East Perth, W.A. in 1915.  She has had care of his son for a number of years; he was to pay maintenance, but fallen behind.  He was a footballer, chemist’s assistant and believed in Bendigo.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 80.  See instructions re obtaining a copy of the photo.

SOUTH YARRA, 555 Chapel Street, fire in 1900 in stables of John YOUNG, wood merchant, property owned by Alfred CHAMBERS.  2 pages, List 50.

SOUTH YARRA MISSION HOME.  Hilda Warburton, c21 years, alias AUSTIN and Alice LLOYD, 16 years, escaped from here in 1913.  Warburton’s parents were in West Melbourne, Lloyd’s in East Melbourne.  3 pages, List 8.

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SPARGO, Thomas.  Died Mitta Mitta 1906, file re selling his effects to pay for cost of burial. H.T. McCANN purchased them.   5 pages, List 4.

SPARLING, Christopher, Northcote, 61 years, ex police member.  Wrote a letter to the Victorian Governor in 1902.  His office forwarded it to the police department with a request that he be asked not to continue writing to them.  6 pages, List 61.

SPEARY, Florence E., wrote from Blackwood in 1902 re her husbnd Bertram, who ill-used her then left for Melbourne, leaving her without support.  His parents are in Prahran and are interviewed.  9 pages, List 63.

SPENCE, Annie J., Kensington, gave birth during attempted suicide in 1913; 16 years, daughter of Margaret.  No prosecution.  6  pages, List 93.

SPENCE, James.  Sought by mother Clara in Redfern Sydney in 1901.  6 pages, List 4.

SPENCE, Mrs. Thomas, nee Ruby MILLINGTON, left her child Thomas Spence Millington with Margaret
GOODMAN in Paddington Sydney, and didn’t pay maintenance.   In 1910 Goodman asks police to trace her; not found.  22 pages, List 54.

SPENCE, W.G.  Wrote 2 letters to Chief Secretary in 1898 re P. RICHARDSON, a unionist gaoled in 1894 and recently released, who has been told that Victoria police will arrest him if he returns home to his mother in Chilewell Geelong.  11 pages, List 19.

SPENCER, Mrs G., widow, last heard of at Brunswick, sought by sister Mrs H.M. JAMIESON, Young, NSW in 1912.  Found.  6 pages, List 102.

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.

SPILLER, Charles, Clifton Hill, injured by a taxi in 1911, asks police to investigate and charge driver, who didn’t stop.  Witnesses were Alexander ELKINS, Arthur BLUNDELL, Thomas SAUNDERS and Robert BLACK.  15 pages, List 100.

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.

SPRAGUE, Thomas Richard, deserted wife Nellie at Newtown Sydney in 1912; 25 years, born Blackheath NSW; seen in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 102.

SPROUSE, Mrs. Annie.  Gives birth to stillborn child at Buchan in 1899.  2 pages, List 17.

SQUIRE, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Henry, suicided at Geelong in 1900.  3 pages, List 47.

S.S. BOGONG wrecked at Marlo in 1896.  Very large and very detailed file mentions the following:  drowned were brothers George, Ernest and Edward Henry HUYSMANS, (there was a warrant out for the latter, and he had been hidden by friends/relations), John ANDERSON, Charles AISTROP/ASTROPE.  Saved were Albert Edward PRICE, J.P. GALLIENNE (Master), Leonard STEVENSON/STEPHENSON.  Local constable borrowed boat from Orbost Rowing Club and broke scull – they were reimbursed after his explanation.  A search went on for some weeks, involving local Aboriginals Andrew CHASE and W. BLAIR, and a case belonging to Edward Huysmans was found. George ROCHFORT was living with the Huysman’s mother.  A sister, Daisy DALRYMPLE, wife of John of Darlinghurst Sydney, gave permission for the case and contents to be given to Minnie HUYSMANS, who was Edward’s wife, who ‘was a woman of bad repute before her marriage and resided in a brothel’.  Months later some human remains were found by Richard and George MORGAN, while mustering cattle.  List 37.

S.S. DART attempt to sink it while at South Wharf in 1919.  Report.  5 pages, List 69.

STAFFORD, James, charged with cattle stealing in 1899.  Local police want to take 12 year old Frederick WILSON away, as he can give evidence, but this is not supported.  Wilson is a cousin of Mrs. Stafford nee DOWLING; his mother died in an asylum and his father ‘is a dissolute’ and the Staffords have given him a home.  Unflattering description of families involved.  37 pages, List 41.

STAFFORD, Richard.  Wrote from Kingston South Australia in 1907 re his daughter Mary Jane who ‘was taken away by G.G. Spain’; there is some money due to her.  She was 24 years old.  Police ascertain that she is the wife of George G. ESPAGNE/ESPAIGNE and living at Horsham.  5 pages, List 15.

STAFFORD, Victor, 19 years, North Melbourne; attempted suicide in 1912.  Father Edward says he had been drinking; police decide not to prosecute.  5 pages, List 35.

STAMMLER, W. Sydney, NSW, forwards payment for maintenance of Diannah Sophia Stammler, Richmond in 1902.  4 pages, List 61.

STANTON, Richard, 22 years, born Melbourne, died in a hospital in German West Africa in 1905, family believed in Victoria.  German Consulate wrote re tracing family.  7 pages, List 69.

STAPLETON, Alfred William, deserted wife Laura at Redfern Sydney c1912.  He was believed to be in Melbourne, working at the Princess Theatre; found.  8 pages, List 102.

STARR, Grace, wrote from Adelaide S.A. in 1905, re her son Steve, believed to be in Melbourne.  Traced.  S.A. local police report she runs a brothel there.  5 pages, List 69.

STARR, Joseph, Elphinstone, farmer, charged with perjury in 1929.  Witnesses included Julius, Lillian and Rita May LIPPLEGOES, William Robert MORRISON and Ernest Oliver HUNT.  Large file.  List 89.

STASSI, Mrs. V., Sydney, NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband Guiseppi who had deserted her.  6 pages, List 96.

STAURENGHI, John Henry, charged with forgery on the Union Bank, absconded in 1886.  Found in San Francisco and escorted back to Melbourne in 1887.  Series of letters from British Consul re legal aspects of case etc.  46 pages, List 56.

STAWELL, W., of Malleson, England & Stewart, Melbourne, reports loss of his daughter’s pony in 1910.  2 pages, List 24.

STEDMAN, Charles, 86 years, died 1918; property sold to pay funeral costs.  Letters on file from sister Polly (Mary) ROBSON, South Hornsby, London and niece Maria ADAMS from 1859 onwards, also a photo of ‘Willie’.  22 pages, List 75.

STEEL, Mrs. U., Picton, NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Matthew who deserted eight years previously.  He was c45 years old.  Found, he declines to support her.  6 pages, List 38

STEEN, H.F., elderly man, died at Bundalagnah near Maffra in 1900.  File re burial costs and claim of undertaker Alexander HARDIE.  14 pages, List 45.

STEIGLITZ COFFEE PALACE.  Destroyed by fire in 1895; owned by Mr. HARE.  Licensee Joseph Francis GILL and his mother in law Ella HICKSH charged and convicted of offence.  Witness Elizabeth ROCKS praised by police.  Very detailed file.  44 pages, List 35.  CONNECTION FOUND

STENLAND, Frank, sought by Geelong police in 1911; has got a young woman – FINN, in trouble, and disappeared.  Found interstate.  3 pages, List 99.

STEPHENS, Bill.  Sought by Capt Charles H. HALL of Melbourne in 1877, he was c46yrs, led a wandering life, police think the person who died in 1864 in Yackandandah may be him.  13 pages, List 5.

STERNBERG, Benjamin W.,  writes to Chief Commissioner in 1904, claiming being unfairly persecuted, he is not a member of any secret society.  2 pages, List 9.

STERRY, Samuel, otherwise STEVENS/STEPHENS, went missing from his hut at Timboon in 1906.  Sister in law Mrs Robert STERRY, Wagga Wagg, interviewed.  Photo taken c1880 on file.  Eventually traced.  Large file, List 71.

STEVENS, Arthur, Brougham St., Kew.  In 1917 the Ladies Benevolent Society query the continued assistance they are providing to his wife Rose and family as he is not working.  Detailed report on his health and family situation.  10 pages, List 72.

STEVENS, Arthur George, deserted wife Margaret A. and 5 children at Trafalgar near Boulder City WA in 1907.  A carpenter, 40 years, found.  17 pages, List 84.

STEVENS, Katie, Erskineville, Sydney, wrote in 1911 for the address of her mother in law; hasn’t heard from husband Alexander K., ‘for some considerable time’.  She was in Albert Park; found. 4 pages, List 100

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret of Warra Qld., wrote in 1918 re her husband Frederick S. Stevens, who went to stay with his brother Henry at Nagambie. Her letters are unanswered; found. 3 pages.  List 1.

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret, wrote from 16 Mile Creek, Warra, Qld. in 1919 re husband Frederick Sylvester Stevens, who is in the Salvation Army Home, has not answered her letters, has lost memory.  Police find him, but daughter who is providing for him requests no letters be sent to wife.  4 pages, List 22.

STEVENS, Isaac, of the Club Hotel, Warracknabeal, attempted suicide in 1908.  Wife F.E.B. Stevens, Adelaide, wrote that he had deserted her and the woman with him is not his wife.  3 pages, List 84.

STEVENSON, Bernard, M.D., missing friend, report on; found in 1887.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 56.

STEVENSON, G.A., wrote from State School, Mount Taylor in 1904, re his 16½ year old son Gilbert, known as Bert, who went to the country.  His wife is in Kew Asylum and fretting as she hasn’t seen her son.  Sister Ruby is employed in Melbourne and lives there with her aunt.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

STEVENSON, John Barr.  Known as the ‘Australian Blondin’.  Wanted for perjury in 1896 case.  List 4.

STEWART, Bruce, Fremantle, wrote in 1908 re brother in law George DINNIE, champion wrestler, who has left his pregnant wife there.  Found.  4 pages, List 86.

STEWART, Christopher J., wrote from the lunatic asylum Ararat in 1909, seeking his sisters Caroline F., Jessie and Maggie; has not heard from them for 3 years.  Found.  8 pages, List 87.

STEWART, Muriel, 16 years, ran away from her mother in Sydney in 1916 and came to Melbourne; claimed that her mother was leading an immoral life and requested to be placed in the Abbotsford Convent.  In 1917 her mother tried to persuade her to return home.  Mother’s sister Mrs. WILLIAMS lived at Mosman.  6 pages, List 72.

STEWART, Violet M., Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Qld, wrote in 1917 re her husband William, released from gaol a year ago and believed in Melbourne.  His brothers Alexander S.,  and John were living in Richmond and interviewed as was sister Mrs. MOSS. 8 pages, List 72.

STILL, Rosa, alias PHALP alias Ivy WILSON, was living with Richard Leonard OLDFIELD in 1928 and quarrelled with him when he paid attention to another woman.  She alleged he damaged her car; report gives another version of event.  7 pages, List 59.

STILO, Ambrogio, sought by Italian Consul in 1909; arrived 1905; family not heard for over a year.  Found.  4 pages, List 89.

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STOBIE, Mrs. J.C., Port Melbourne, complains in 1895 of frequent police visits, has never been convicted of anything.  Report states she is a woman of ‘easy virtue’.  4 pages, List 26.

STOCK, Alice, 22 years old, alleged abortion on in 1899 by ‘Dr’ William CAROLE of Rushworth, who subsequently died.  She was living with her sister Mrs. Emily LINFORD at Whroo and made a very detailed statement of the treatment she had undergone.  16 pages, List  43.

STOCKDALE near Briagolong.  Sly grog shanties kept there  by William VALLANCE and Edward HAMILTON in 1895. Thomas D. LORD wrote from Castlemaine in 1895, reporting on Hamilton.  Report states he is a friend of Vallance.  8 pages, List 28.

STOCKMAN, Emily, wrote from Gosford NSW re her husband Frederick in 1895.  He deserted ship the previous December; can be found at sisters in Middle Park.  Not found.  5 pages, List 30.

STODDART, James, died suddenly at Collingwood, 1900.  Police report on, not suspicious.  3 pages, List 48.

STORRIE, James, wrote from Woodside South Australia in 1894 re his son Alfred, advising that the Salvation Army can help him, as his sister is a member.  Reference to court case.  6 pages, List 38

STOTT, Annie and daughter. Murdered by husband John at Prahran in 1903.  List 1.

STOTT, Clara Ford, attempted suicide at Brunswick in 1909.  Brief prepared, evidence taken shows parents as Clara Alice and James, and son Jonathan Bolton Stott. Mary and William DAVISON helped get her to hospital.  Ethel CORBIN an acquaintance.  13 pages, List 88.

STOTT, Minnie, wrote from Kensington, Sydney NSW in 1912 asking whether she had to return to Melbourne to take out another maintenance order against her husband James, who had not paid the amount owing.  5 pages, List 34.

STRACHAN, James; information sought by solicitors in Scotland in 1896.  He was a chemist who died in Orange NSW IN 1882, leaving a wife and one daughter.  Death certificate on file shows he was 36 years, born Scotland, married Amelia DOWN in London.  He was nephew t the late Colonel RENNIE who had died recently.  7 pages, List 39.

STRANGE, Charles Henry. Sentenced to death for murder of Frederick DOWSE, 1895. Large file.  List 1.

STRANGER, John William, found dead on railway line at Woodend in 1912; buried locally by police.  Sister C.M. CASTELOW of Northcote writes that his brother in W.A. will pay expenses, wants body disinterred and buried in Melbourne.  3 pages, List 32.

STRAUBE, Hugo, wrote from Scoresby in 1896 asking details of the death in childbirth of his sister Mrs. Johaan Reyhold WALTHER in Sydney; he was anxious about the other children.  8 pages, List 36.

STREATER, Mrs. A.M. Forestville, South Australia, wrote in 1907 asking that her daughter Pearlie be returned.  She is now with the family of Ernest READE at Bendigo, was with aunt Mrs MARGETTS there, but was illtreated.  Pearlie is 17 now, has been away 5 years.  Found.  5 pages, List 82.

STRIKE, Lily. Married Edmund CHALMERS in 1894 and Henry R. HAMMERSLEY in 1896 under name of CRISTIE. Divorced from Chalmers in 1905; charged with bigamy.  List 1.

STRONGITHARM-WILKINSON, Mr. H., Brisbane, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his daughter Ethel, 22 years.  She was working on a property near Trawool, but has left there.  Details provided.  4 pages, List 81.

STROWN, K., wrote in 1900.  Her husband, correct name Fredick STRIOWSKI, left two months ago for Western Australia and she hasn’t heard. He’s German, has been a seaman, they have three children.  A second letter states she has heard from him.  7 pages, List 45.

STRUTT, O.J., dentist, Omeo, newly married, complains in 1903 of inaction of local police over anonymous letters he has been receiving.  He believes they are coming from Jessie NEILSON, with whom he had been previously friendly, but she denies it.  8 pages, List 67.

STUART, Alexander, hanged himself at Fyansford in 1896.  Not identified at first, so photo taken; still on file.  Identified as previously being in Tasmania as a mining speculator, Scottish, no relatives in colonies, c60 years, sister in Cheltenham England.  13 pages, List 36.  See introduction re photographs.

STUART, Charles, North Melbourne; in 1904 asked police to find out about his brother William, convicted in NSW in 1898 and later transferred from prison to a lunatic asylum.  He was born in Sydney in 1877.  Found.  4 pages, List 56.

STURGESS, William, North Melbourne, 1895, c20 years old, called an ‘audacious mendicant’ by Charity Organisation Society; is begging in the streets.  Father owns property, is separated from mother who says she cannot control William.  Report on family.  4 pages, List 26.

STYLES, Amy, attempted suicide in the Richmond police lockup in 1902.  3 pages, List 62.

SUARES, William.  Charged with failure to pay maintenance to Dept of Neglected Children for son Leslie Eric.  7 pages, List 15.

SUFFREN, John Raymond, reported missing from home at Ballarat in 1928.  He is 15 years old; photo in Grammar School uniform.  Found.  2 pages and photo.  List 58.

SULLIVAN, P.M., Wallaroo South Australia, wrote in 1912 re newspaper report on accident to Richard Sullivan; is it his brother who left there c30 years ago, they are sons of late police Sub Inspector Richard.  Not him.  5 pages, List 105.

SUMMERS, Rosey, 12 years old, fell off merry-go-round at St. Kilda in 1895 and hit head.  Taken to hospital by police, in company with stepfather Benjamin BREHAM.  Operators of equipment William CRUMP and Arthur BURKE interviewed, but no charges laid.  4 pages, List 25.

SUMNERS, Henry Richard, umbrella maker, Woollahra NSW, wrote in 1907 re newspaper report of accident to child Joseph SUMMERS; asks if it is his child – yes.  MLA Thomas JESSUP also writes on his behalf.  12 pages, List 70.

SUMNERS, Henry Richard, Woollahra, NSW, sought address of his wife Ada nee SHAW in 1912.  She left him thee and went to Melbourne in 1902 with their child Joseph.  Found, Ada doesn’t want him to know her address.  8 pages, List 101.

SUTCLIFFE, Alick J.  Information sought by father John, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1910.  He was in Chicago at the World Fair, but hasn’t been heard from since.  They have moved several times in England, and now are in the US.  Alick is c34 years old.  Not found.  4 pages, List 41.

SUTCLIFFE, Walter F., wrote on letterhead of Gibbs Bright & Co., Sydney, asking help to trace the sister of Thomas CALLAGHAN who was ill in hospital there.  He was born in Collingwood and his sister Selina was married.  Police establish that she was married to George NICHOLAS of Yarraville, but he declines to help as he has done so in the past.  11 pages, List 49.

SUTHERLAND, Eric.  Wrote from Carlton in 1898, wanting to join police force; he was 19 years old.  1 page, List 7.

SUTHERLAND, John, native of Tasmania, 57 years, shot in W.A. in 1895.  T.L. STEWART, of Stewart & McDonald, wine merchants, asks for details to be given to his widowed mother in Collingwood.  8 pages, List 25.

SUTHERLAND, Mrs. Sarah Jane, suicided near Mornington in 1915 after being deserted by her husband William, who ran off with a widow Mrs. George BELL in 1914.  Her youngest daughter was taken in by his brother William, but in 1916 his wife wrote from Darlimurla, stating that they couldn’t keep her as they had 5 children of their own and an invalid father.  9 pages, List 77.

SUTHERLAND, Walter alias COOPER. Escaped from custody in N.S.W. in 1918, 38 yrs, French polisher, Victorian native, serving ten year sentence. Copy of letter to daughter Hilda on file. 7 pages and small photo.  List 1.

SUTOR, Ethel, 16 years, ward of the Scots Church Neglected Children Aid Society, left her service with Rev. Dr FITCHETT in 1907.  Report on family background etc.  12 pages, List 83.

SUTTON, Cora, Pakenham, writes in 1900 to Canon Horace TUCKER re her alcoholic husband Henry.  He writes to police asking for help, report on file, as well as their letters.  17 pages, List 22.

SWAN, Mary Jane. Sixteen years, lured away from home at Mordialloc by Thomas GANGE in 1861. Father William writes.  List 1.

SWANBOROUGH, Dorothy May.  Born at Women’s Hospital in 1912, mother Kathleen/Catherine is under age.  She was born in Wagga Wagga NSW, but now living in Richmond Vic.  Father of child Ernest HOMAN is being charged with maintenance only.  List 15.

SWANTON, Samuel, 38 years, sought by wife Mary, Gympie, Qld, in 1909; believed to have been in an accident in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 90.

SWANWICK, Arthur, killed in Bendigo post office fire in 1908.  Information sought by his wife Janet in Sydney; she was married to him 27 years ago, and the woman living with him is not his wife. 6 pages, List 85.

SWAR, E.C., Fremantle, Western Australia, wrote in 1904, asking police to help find his wife and two children who went to Melbourne and haven’t returned home; believes his brother Andy is with them, and they are using the name ZWAR.  Her sister Nellie McDERMID interviewed, but not cooperative.  10 pages, List 68.

SWEET, H., wrote from Port Adelaide in 1910 re his wife Hannah Mary nee NEWTON, 28 years, who has left him and 3 children; thinks she will book passage home to England.  3 pages, List 23.

SWEETMAN, Richard, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his daughter Maud; found.  6 pages, List 81.

SWENSON, Auntibeena, 25 years, separated from husband – MOSCHAM, quarrelled with lover McCREEDON, tram conductor, in 1912 and attempted suicide.  Boarding with Mrs Mary PRICE, Fitzroy.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 101.

SWINBURNE, George.  Wrote to police in 1904, asking their help in finding John David JOHNSTONE, the brother of his children’s nurse; found interstate.  8 pages, List 10.

SWINBURNE, George.  Wrote in 1907, expressing thanks for help with election meeting; says the assault on John WREN was his own fault.  5 pages, List 15.

SWORDS, Marianne.  Lamplough Bench wrote to government in 1860 asking if she could be sent to the Immigrants Home; both parents dead and she has been deserted by Mrs. HAMILTON who has gone with her husband to the Snowy.  4 pages, List 27.

SYME, David of The Age asks police assistance with watching over friend – MELVIN, of Berry St., East Melbourne, who has threatened suicide.  Father John Melvin takes over care next day.  Syme pays for police protection.  14 pages, List 39.

SYME, Geoffrey of Kew. File on assault and burglary on him by Allen MOORE, 1912.  List 1.

SYDNEY, Joseph Henry, Sydney, asked Bendigo police in 1915 to contact his wife Mary nee STEELE as they need to come to a ‘definite understanding’ as he is leaving for Rangoon Burma.  Found, she wants nothing to do with him because of his ill-treatment.  6 pages, List 80.

SYNNOT, Mr. Confidential memo from police headquarters to Sunbury station re his drinking sprees, 1899.  List 1.

SYNNOT, Richard W. Scots Hotel, reports theft of gold watch etc, 1901, while drunk. List 1.

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TABERNACLE RAGGED SCHOOL RELIEF MISSION & NIGHT SHELTER.  23 & 25 Cremorne St. Richmond.  One page history to 1901, started 1894.  List 15.

TAFFE/TAIT, Joseph, 75 years, found wandering in Prahran, temporarily boarded with Mrs. Eleanor DALY while family sought; found in Beaconsfield Parade and report he has done this before. 11 pages, List 51.

TAIT, K., writes from Buninyong in 1910, asking if there is anything she can do to Percy WHYKES who has made her daughter Una pregnant.  Her husband took him to caught for maternity expenses, but lost the case.  5 pages, List 24

TALFORD/TELFORD, James, stops runaway horse and dray, owner Henry McDONOUGH of East Collingwood, in Melbourne in 1870, asks reward.  Driver Patrick SKEHAN was delivering potatoes. 4 pages, List 30.

TALINTYRE, Robert.  Wrote two letters of complaint from Campbell’s Creek near Castlemaine in 1906 about an unnamed local constable behaving improperly with a married woman.  Local inspector reports that the actual writer is Mrs. LEE, wife of an engine driver, who had a relationship with Constable Clifford JENKIN, No. 3529 and is now seeking revenge.  5 pages, List 3.

TALMAGE, Harry, Grantham, Cowra NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking details of his brother William’s death near Rushworth.  8 pages, List 94.

TAMAGNO, Tommaso.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 re him and Guiseppe CARBARINO, who had both died, asking for property details.  7 pages, List 5

TANSEY, Matilda.   Investigation into her destitute state, has three illegitimate children, 1896.  21 pages, List 3.

‘TARARUA’ GOLD ROBBERY. 1880, large file. Martin WEINBERG interviewed; large reward offered.  List 1.

TATE, Edward, c60 years, prospector, single, left Coolgardie WA in 1917 for medical treatment in Melbourne and not returned.  Sister M. MARSHALL, Cheltenham enquires; not seen by family for 30 years. 15 pages, List 74.

TATT, Annie Amelia, 9 years, Porcupine Flat Maldon.  Allegation that she had been interfered with by family friend Thomas CLARKE in 1896.  8 pages, List 36.

TAYLOR, Ada, Yarrawonga Hotel, Yarrawonga, applied for women’s police force in 1916.  2 pages, List 78.

TAYLOR, Albert W.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1919, seeking admission into police force.  He was university educated, well travelled, a civil engineer and surveyor, 37 yrs etc.  3 pages, List 5.

TAYLOR, Dora, sought by mother Mrs. W. McCOURT of St. Peters, Sydney, in 1900.  Found in brothel in Melbourne, but mother not told details.  8 pages, List 45.

TAYLOR, E., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1909, asking police to find Mrs CLAKE, who was housekeeping for F. WEATHERSTONE at Bendigo, and has left her 13 year old son with her.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

TAYLOR, Elizabeth. Details of her convictions for abortions on Julia G. WARBURTON, Celestine FROST, Eve LATHAN; and Nellie [Ellen] CARTER in Victoria, and later interstate conviction, 1908.  List 1.

TAYLOR, Ellen, and mother Ellen, Geelong.  Committed for trial in 1900 for concealment of birth; child buried in backyard.  37 pages, List 44

TAYLOR, Fanny, Blayney, NSW, wrote in 1902 re a warrant she had taken out on Joseph SHERER for maintenance of her child; believes he is in Victoria.  11 pages, List 61.

TAYLOR, Frank, sought by Josie SAMUELS, Lawrence, NSW in 1911; owes maintenance on her child; butcher born Bendigo.  A sad story of how he has betrayed her and how she has lost a bequest from India.  6 pages, List 95.

TAYLOR, George, Fitzroy, committed suicide in 1911, husband of Violet.  Report on case.  7 pages, List 98.

TAYLOR, George, enquired for by wife Bessie, who wrote from Adelaide in 1912.  He was employed by Aust. Workers Union, but left them and went to Dimboola, then Melbourne.  He was a carpenter.  Further letter in 1913, when she is working at Broken Hill and has her daughter with her.  Extensive search fails to find him.  29 pages, List 33.

TAYLOR, Leslie. (Squizzie) 1918 Criminal Offence Report of claim by Sarah DALVEAN of 122 Lt. Lonsdale St., Melbourne, that he used threatening words to her and her son. Verbatim recording of foul language used is pretty bad.  List 1.

TEAGUE, Linden Stafford, deserted wife in 1904 in Bowral.  In 1907 she wrote from Randwick NSW and requested search.  5 pages, List 70.

TEBBLE, Elizabeth Florence, 22 years, of Kobyboyn near Seymour, gave birth to illegitimate child while alone on property.  Child died and she hid it in bush.  Graphic detail of what happened to body.  She died shortly afterwards; was the daughter of John and Sarah.  Report includes evidence of Alfred SATTERLY who worked on property, as well as family members and runs to 22 pages.  Inquest is also on file and it is 25 pages.  List 25.

TEESE, Victor, Euroa, applied to join police force in 1906.  John GROSVENOR writes he is the father of his daughter’s illegitimate child.  4 pages, List 26.

TEHAN, John.  Applies to join police force in 1897; his father James is a magistrate at Heathcote and respectable; police report brother involved in a maintenance case.  7 pages, List 6.

TELFER, Catherine, writes from Diapur near Nhill in 1902.  She and her 8 children are starving.  Husband James is in Ballarat gaol for failure to pay maintenance.  Police arrange support.  16 pages, List 19.

TELFORD, Abner Alfred, wrote from Stawell in 1928; his daughter Marion Isobel was missing.  She, aged 17, was believed to be with a married man, a returned soldier, named Charles JONES, c40 years.  Photo of Marion and her siblings on file, taken some years previously.  1 page, List 57.

TEMPLE/McGEE, Eveline Annie Jessie. Bizarre story of how she deceived her lover Louis FRANK (a travelling salesman) into registering the birth of two children as his, with her as mother, when she had received them from two different mothers, 1906. Copy of certificates on file show children were Linda, daughter of Mary Ann Day STORER, and Harry Heyward, son of Hannah BROMILOW, who were re-registered as Violet Betty and Eric Sigismund.   She had done a similar thing some years previously.  26 pages, List 4.

TEMPLE, T.R., wrote from Adelaide Sth Australia in 1912 re 60 year old father Harry Stephen Temple, formerly telegraph operator at GPO there, lately in Melbourne.  Has heard of his death; no record of death, not found.  4 pages, List 35.

TEMPLETON, Ruby Mary. Daughter of Francis, married Alfred George PALMER in 1913, gave birth to a child by Jack SMITH in Bendigo while Palmer was away at war, and registered it with Smith as her husband. Her sister Doris Myrtle Templeton gave birth to a stillborn child in 1918 also in Bendigo. Anonymous letter re their morals.  List 1.

TENNANT, William Davidson, registered the death of Dorothy, his child with Elizabeth ORDISH in 1900.  He is wanted for wife desertion but states his first wife was already married when he married her; report on case.  15 pages, List 52.

TERRY, Alfred, married Gladys Flora Clara RICHARDSON in 1896; Mrs. Joan Watson SMITH signed as her guardian, but she was not as her mother was still alive, and did not approve.  Mother complains to police.  11 pages, List 37.

TEW, Thomas, wrote from near Queenstown, South Australia in 1894, re his daughter Mary Ann, who left home and was believed living with Charles MARTIN at the Leongatha Labour Colony as his wife.  Martin had two other wives, both living.  Police find a warrant from Goulburn for wife desertion is in existence.  14 pages, List 38.

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THACKRAY, William Harold, deserted wife Sylvia and child in Sydney in 1915.  In 1917 she heard he was on a ship coming to Australia and asks police help.  He is arrested.  6 pages, List 71.

THAKIS, Irene, 17 years, left her home in Adelaide in 1917 with married man DILLON and went to Melbourne.  Her mother wrote to police asking for help in getting her to return home, and her aunt Mrs. DAY comes to Melbourne.  Dillon’s aunt Mrs. PHILLIPS located as is Irene, who is pregnant.  5 pages, List 72.

THISTLETON, Patrick, sometimes known as Jack, sought on behalf of father George of Benalla.  11 pages, List 100.

THOMAS, Charles, 16 years, left his home in Ivanhoe to go to work in Melbourne, and has not returned.  Mother thinks he may have gone to Tasmania, but not found there.  5 pages, List 44.

THOMAS, D.A., JP, wrote from Customs House, Cobram in 1896, complaining that F. LONGMORE, chemist of Melbourne, had not sent the ‘Royal Hair Restorer’ he ordered and paid for.  Longmore interviewed, delay in production.  7 pages, List 37.

THOMAS, George E., The Strand, Newport; flour mill owner.  Solicitor’s letter re his application for renewal of driving licence in 1917; lost thru drink driving.  3 pages, List 74.

THOMAS, George Ellis.  Sought by his brother in law Henry DUTTON of Kapunda, Sth Aust., in 1908.  He had been at Ballarat, had a brother and nephew in Melbourne.   Not found.  12 pages, List 3.

THOMAS, Harry Jack Vane, attempt to charge him with unlawfully supplying noxious drugs to Vera Phyllis LOWE at Yarra Junction with intent to procure a miscarriage in 1912.  Her mother Jessie makes claim.  12 pages, List 103.

THOMAS, John Herbert, Pelaw Main, Kurri Kurri, NSW, wrote in 1908 re his daughter Sarah Ellen (Nellie), 21 years, who was employed by Mrs CANTOR of Middle Park.  Hasn’t heard from her for some months; found using name of MILLAR.  6 pages, List 85.

THOMAS, Joseph.  Wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1894 querying delay in return of photograph from Star Portrait Co in Geelong, suspects fraud.  Letterhead of firm on file.  8 pages, List 13.

THOMAS, John Leonard Basil, ordered by East Melbourne court to pay maintenance for Arthur Vincent WRIGHT, child of Emma; she has gone to work interstate.  6 pages, List 63.

THOMAS, R.F., teacher, Public School, Unkya Creek via Frederickton, NSW, wrote in 1900, seeking address of Mr. and Mrs. E. GARDNER of Richmond on behalf of her sister in UK who has heard she has died.  Found alive.  5 pages, List 43.

THOMAS, William.  Died suddenly in Melbourne in 1903; was a hairdresser, from Adelaide.  Letters of reference and one from his wife on file.  17 pages, List 4.

THOMLINS, Lillian, attempted suicide at Coburg in 1911; 24 years, taken to hospital by William RUBELL.  Sister Mrs Thomas DOBSON, Ascot Vale.  13 pages, List 100.

THOMLINSON, Mrs. Harriet nee PORTER, Great Western, wrote in 1917 re her husband Lieut. Will.  Thomlinson.  She had to send their children Grace, Pearl and John to him when she was admitted to hospital; he won’t send them back.  Interviewed, he claims she is not fit to have them.  10 pages, List 75.

THOMPSON, Agnes.  Left her illegitimate son George at the Women’s Refuge in 1880 and hadn’t paid maintenance; letter from her on file.  Susanna BARKER, Sec. of the Refuge writes to police.  22 pages, List 4.

THOMPSON, Agnes, Kogarah, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re sister Kate, now Mrs Arthur FORSTER.  Found.  5 pages, List 98.

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, Emmerson, born Weardale Co Durham England, left for Australia 30-40 years ago, would be 60-70 years old; in 1911 his nephew Joseph Thompson of Hay NSW asked police to trace him.  Not found.  3 pages, List 99.

THOMPSON, John Andrew, found unconscious in a Melbourne street in 1899 by Thomas SCULLY of Carlton.  Taken to hospital and subsequently died.  Aunts were Mrs. CONAWAY and Mrs. SHIELL.  He was a native of Newcastle, England, a clerk.  9 pages, List 49.

THOMPSON, Mary Ann.  Died at Bendigo in 1861, leaving 4 children, from 4 months to 11 years.  She was living with – Thompson, and youngest child was by him, but elder 3 were from deceased husband (name not given) but known as Thompson.  The youngest child died shortly afterwards, a girl was sent to the Benevolent Asylum, one boy given to Messrs Heffernan and Crowley and the other, John, to Thomas MORGAN of Eaglehawk , but taken away by Coroner as he was not Catholic, and he wanted to place him with a Catholic family.  Morgan makes formal complaint as do local Ministers.  23 pages, List 13.

THOMSON, Mrs. Isabella, Norwood Hill, Castlemaine, wife of William, tannery hand, died 1896 after giving birth to stillborn child after difficult labour.  Cause certified by Drs OWENS and WOOLLEY as heart disease.  File re whether to exhume body and hold inquest.  Nurse was Ellen WEBB.  9 pages, List 36.

THOMSON, Ivy.  Injured at South Morang on Cup Day 1908 when youths rolled a stone down a hill.  Father W. Thomson asks police to name boys involved, which they do.  The boys were all from Brunswick:  A. CARTER, J. STOREN, E. FRANNERY, Charles JOHNSTON, Richard GILBERT, John HOGAN, George BROWN.  13 pages, List 10.

THORNBURN FAMILY.  Mrs. PARK of Dundas Sydney NSW wrote in 1902 regarding Walter, 12 years, Leslie George 11 years and Eric 9 years, who were born in India.  Their mother, who was highly educated and the daughter of Rev. SLATER of Bangalore, died there; she is their father’s sister.  She has cared for them for over a year, but the father has taken them  back to Melbourne, after she asked for money for maintenance.  She is worried they are being neglected.  Very detailed report on family.  15 pages, List 20.

THORNE, Walter James, deserted wife Sarah Ann nee COOMBES at Ballarat in 1915; he was a boilermaker, 25 years.  Found interstate in 1917.  15 pages, List 72.

THORNLEY, Lily Theresa, 10 years, daughter of Margaret KHAN alias RILEY/HOGAN/HOULIGAN.  Mother arrested for larceny in 1901 and Lily taken into police custody and cared for by Mrs KEEGAN of Morwell.  5 pages, List 89.

THORPDALE.  Petition from residents re having police stationed there; 2 pages of signatures, headed by F. DICKINSON; report on situation, and refusal.  13 pages, List 26.

THORPE, J., wrote from Govt. Printing Office, Brisbane in 1895, concerned about his father C., aged 78 years, who was living alone in Williamstown and asking police to keep an eye out for him.  7 pages, List 29.

THORPE, John Fulford.  Information sought by wife K. Thorpe, Melbourne in 1899; last heard of in Perth.  Found.  6 pages, List 42.

THORSEN, Frank, admitted to Homes of Hope Orphanage Collingwood in 1893, 6 years old.  Father’s whereabouts unknown, mother destitute.  She visited him a few times, but would not contribute to his keep.  In 1900 she wishes to make contact with him, but Home refuses, so she approaches police for assistance.  He is working for J. BARROW of Spring Hill Kyneton, and states he is happy there, but subsequently goes to his mother.  8 pages, List 45.

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TICEHURST, Mrs. B., Wallend…. NSW, wrote in 1903 re Edward WEEKS, Indian trader, who died in Melbourne in 1892.  She is his wife; he left her and their children at Binalong in 1873.  Police find he left his estate to his wife Polly.  6 pages, List 66.

TIERNEY FAMILY, Elsternwick.  Anonymous letter in 1899 complains they are abusing their only son William.  Police find he was strapped for missing school, has returned home and will be sent to Christian Brothers School at Geelong.  Parents given good character.  6 pages, List 42.

TIERNEY, Mrs. Mary.  Poisoned at Goroke in 1905.  Two letters from her mother and comments on the case, which was not solved.  30 pages, List 65.

TILLOTSON, Mattie, appointed cook at police hospital in 1910; agreement on file.  She replaced J.G. CONROY who had resigned.  3 pages, List 54.

TILSLEY, Walter Nicklin, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his grandparents, James Tilsley, civil engineer,  and wife, last heard of at Beechworth.  They had two sons and an adopted daughter.  Family found.  13 pages, List 42.

TIMBER SORTERS & STACKERS UNION.  Large file detailing with a strike by the union in 1910, which affected ship loading and unloading.  List 94.

TIMOTHEE, Charles Joseph, tinsmith.  Attempted suicide at Burwood in 1902; sister Mrs. John SLATTERY of Carlton traced.  Report on incident and costs incurred etc.  24 pages, List 62.

TIMS, Edward George Jnr., Kent Town, South Australia, wrote in 1915 re his father Edward, a photographer, last heard of 30 years ago.  8 pages, List 81.

TINHAM, Alice Mary, left Sydney with a married man and had a child to him.  Sister Elizabeth HEATH seeks information in 1907.  Not found.  8 pages, List 84.

TIPPETT, Alfred, sought by mother Doris GOODRDIDGE, Sydney, in 1909.  Two letters she received from Bert DERNELLY of Melbourne are on file.  Report states he was a deserter from the US Fleet visit.  Not found.  14 pages, List 90.

TIPPING, James, head teacher, Stanley State School No. 550, writes several letters 1900-1901 re poor response to lawlessness of local constable MORNEMENT.  23 pages, List 52.

TOBIN, Thomas Martin, 53 years, Abbotsford, brush maker, attempted suicided in 1913; report on family situation.  8 pages, List 93.

TOBOLKA, Franz, hatter.  Information sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1909.  Found interstate, activities listed.  13 pages, List 89.

TOC H.  Ray Baxter, secretary, wrote in 1938 re plans to establish Boy’s Clubs in industrial suburbs of Melbourne.  Report on establishment, particularly the Fred. Walker’s Boys Club in Middle Park.  12 pages, List 2.

TODD, Amy.  Number of letters in 1912 re rude constable who asked her mother and herself to move from their seats in the Town Hall.  14 pages, List 4.

TODD, Ellen. Mons A. LIET writes (in French) about her in 1874. She lived with Mrs. SALTER of St. Kilda for ten years; Dr. MOORE of Carlton paid annually for her support. She has absconded, is aged 14-15 years.  List 1.

TODD, Phillip.  Photo of him on St. Kilda beach in 1928.  Has been separated from file which hasn’t been located.  List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

TOFTER, Ellen or BAKER, 62 years, widow, sought in 1911 by her brother William BARTLETT Snr., Tenterfield, NSW.  Believed with daughter Mrs BEAGLOWE.  Found.  9 pages, List 95.

TOKELY, F., New Farm Brisbane, sent telegram in 1912 asking police to watch for wife who had left him and their two children and sailed for Melbourne under name of PALMER.  Physical description given.  Later note says landed in Sydney.  6 pages, List 32.

TOKELY, F.M., wrote from New Farm Brisbane in 1912.  His wife has left him with their two children, 3 and 5, and sailed for Melbourne.  They recently came from New Zealand.  She had a ‘very dark complexion … is considered a very fine looking woman’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

TOLLEY, Mary, nee BRANDON. Married Edward Tolley in 1889 in New Zealand; he subsequently married a Miss McLEOD in Melbourne in 1906. Mary writes that she has got a divorce but he should be charged with bigamy, 1908. Police state that it is not their affair.  List 1.

TOLSTRUP, Victor, attempted suicide in 1909; 17 years, son of Margaret and Charles.  12 pages, List 53.

TOMROFF, Ernest Sylvester Frederick, sought by State Children’s Department, South Australia, in 1915.  He was a Russian, 23 years.  He had a child with Gladys HALL.  Found.  13 pages, List 80.

TONER, James.  Son of Patrick, by his first marriage.  Investigation into him and possible bigamous marriage, wife Emma mentioned, 1894.  16 pages, List 13.

TONGIO HOTEL near Omeo.  Stables and horses destroyed by fire in 1900.  Owner of hotel was Rebecca FAULKINGHAM and the licensee was Thomas CARMODY.  Horses owned by Miss FERRIS of Morass Creek.  The fire was first seen by Anthony GALL and Arthur ESBERG who were camped nearby.  Drinkers at the hotel were James ELLIS, Fred CONDON, Robert KING, and employee John Isaac JACKSON.  17 pages, List 45.

TONKIN, E., wrote from Portland in 1896, enclosing letter from M.J. [Mary Jane??]  GRIFFITH, c/- Mrs. COPLEY, Perth, W.A. advising of death of his sister Bessie, at the home of Mr. EVANS at Mullewa, W.A.  A most moving letter from Griffith.  Police confirm claim.  10 pages, List 37.

TONKIN, William, Northcote, in 1910 asked details of the death of his son William at Chiltern.  8 pages, List 93.

TOOHEY, Frederick William, 9 years, fell down sewer shaft in Carlton in 1900; child William MOXON witnessed event.  4 pages, List 48.

TOOKER, M.G., wrote from Rockhampton in1901.  His sister Mrs. BEAMISH had married Reginald BRAY, a  Victorian policeman in 1876 and had a daughter the same year.  She died c1881 and the child has lived with the writer ever since.  Asks police to provide details of the marriage.  4 pages, List 49.

TOOLEY, Ellen, North Melbourne, enquires for the whereabouts of her grandchildren Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth and Ellen ALLEN, committed to State care by the Footscray Bench in 1912.  7 pages, List 104.

TOPHAM, George.  Died at Grant in 1866 ‘without money or mates’.  File re police burial and reimbursement of costs.  Michael HURLEY conveyed corpse to cemetery; T.B. WILSON built the coffin, their invoices on file.  Topham was known to James C. BURFIELD of Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 6.

TOPPING, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1907 re her husband Bena, who went to Melbourne; has heard he is ill.  Not found.  4 pages, List 15.

TORPY, Patrick. Died at Elmore in 1881; file re expenses involved in burying him and unpaid account of coffin maker T.H. FARRELL. 14 pages, List 2.

TORRENTE, Venture.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote about him in 1877; he had deserted his ship in 1867; also enquired about Giovanni PIRONI and Dionisis FONTANA.  Only Torrente found. 23 pages, List 5.

TOTTEN, Edward, sought by mother at Tamworth NSW in 1913.  She believes he has gone with the ‘Wild West’ show of Bud Atkinson, but police ascertain he was briefly with Wirth’s Circus.  20 pages, List 94.

TOUCHELL, J.H., wanted for larceny on employer L. McPHERSON STERNBERG & Co., Rochester in 1897.  He was an auctioneer and clerk, c35 years, a native of South Australia.  In 1902 the file is re-activated.  This is a large file, List 63.

TOVEY, Gertrude, reports theft of jewellery from her bedroom at Albert Park in 1919.  Police doubt her story.  4 pages, List 31.

TOVEY, Jeremiah.  File re his medical treatment, death and burial at Dunolly in 1899.  He was a pauper, aged 87 years.  Thomas REES assisted police and Lawrence TOOLE of the Golden Age Hotel also involved.  17 pages, List 41.

TOWERS, Andrew, of Teralba Newcastle NSW, contacted by Victorian police in 1912.  His wife Alice and their 4 children are destitute in Melbourne; she has her sister’s infant BREWER with them, brought over from Tasmania, and has mailed him for money but none has arrived.  He sends money, but children become ill and she can’t travel.  4 pages, List 33.

TOWNLEY, James Henry, found guilty of housebreaking in Malvern in 1917.  Detailed report on him includes copy of letter from his mother Alice and information on Mrs T. BARKER of Adelaide, whose husband was ‘at the front’.  30 pages, some repetition.  List 97.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. J., Sydney, wrote in 1920 asking if the Annie Miller of Albert Rd. South Melbourne, listed in the directories, is her mother, who left there 11 yrs ago would be 48 yrs old.  Police advise different person.  3 pages, List 3.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. K. of Burnie Tasmania, wrote in 1905.  She has seen a newspaper report of an unidentified man found drowned, and asks if it is her husband.  He left some weeks ago for Victoria, was 46 yrs, a drunkard who wasted their money, and had threatened suicide.  Encloses sample of material from which she made his shirts.  People ascertain it was another person.  6 pages, List 3.

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TRAVELLERS AID SOCIETY. 2nd Annual Report, 1918.  List 1.

TRAVERS, Mrs. W.H., Wagga, wrote in 1917 seeking her grandmother Mrs. Millie Susannah, wife of Alfred KNOTT.  Found.  5 pages, List 73.

TREADWELL, Jabez, The Sporting Judge newspaper, Melbourne, complains of rudeness of local police in 1901.  4 pages, List 53.

TREBILCOCK, Charlotte, writes from Kew Asylum in 1912, that she is being held illegally there, was at Leongatha but daughter removed her.  4 pages, List 103.

TREMLETT, Mrs. Ivy.  Quarrelled with husband, separated, he took their 3 year old child away from her while she was living with her sister Eva BEAUVAIS in Brunswick, and in despair she attempted suicide in 1919.  10 pages, List 19.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Deserted wife A.V.  c1897.  She writes from Broken Hill in 1902, thinks he’s committed bigamy with Maggie MUNROE or CALLAGHAN at Bendigo.  He claims that she is a bigamist.  6 pages, List 16.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Sought by wife A.V. in 1902.  He is believed to be in Bendigo with their two children Hurtle and Percy, and with Mrs. MUNROW nee CALLAGHAN.  Found, he has four children and is a prominent member of the Salvation Army.  9 pages, List 63.

TREVETHICK, William. Murdered Sandhurst, 1899.  List 1.

TROTTER, Arthur Henry. Murdered, 1913. Large file.  List 1.

TROTTER, Henry, Parkville, wrote in 1910 re J. CARROTTY, [GARRETTY??] ice cream vendor South Melbourne, who has been told he has to move his city stand, has been there for 26 years.  Detailed response refers to – MILLER, a cripple with a family, who applied for the spot.  8 pages, List 96.

TRUDGEN, Frank.  Writes from Adelaide in 1898, asking if the Thomas TRUDGEON found dead in a hut at Maldon is his father, who left them in 1882, later committing a bigamous marriage in Sydney.  His father used different spellings of his surname and aliases.  Police report not his father.  7 pages, List 19.

TRUSCOTT, Elizabeth Jane, wrote to Sir John QUICK MP in 1910, asking help to get maintenance from her husband John, who left 5 years ago; he passes letter to police.  13 pages, List 92.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs. McKinnon of Wellington via Orange NSW in 1904.  In 1901 she adopted Tuck’s child from the Women’s Hospital; since then her husband has died, she is in poor health, she can’t make ends meet, and needs help.  Tuck came from Cobram.  Family found.  6 pages, List 33.

TUCKER, Albert, wrote from East Devonport Tasmania in 1898, asking if Sarah COOPER is at 62 High St., St. Kilda and if it is a respectable place; yes, Woodward family.  4 pages, List 23.

TUCKER, J.S., wrote series of letters from Burnie, Tasmania in 1910 re his daughter Ruby Silvy Vesta May, 19 years, who had stayed behind in Melbourne when the family returned home.  She was renting a room with Mrs. Annie OSBORNE (husband William John) in Port Melbourne, and working at Swallow & Ariel’s factory.  His brother W.H. Tucker interviewed.  Details of family life given; she doesn’t wish to return home.  25 pages, List 24.

TUCKER, J.S., Burnie, Tasmania, wrote in 1911 re the above matter.  A very detailed report on the file.  8 pages, List 95.

TULLOCH, Eliza Mary, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1912 re her husband G.R.W., a book binder, known as William, whom she has a maintenance order against.  Believed in Melbourne, found.  7 pages, List 101.

TULLY, Austin Robert, Gunner No. 262, now at the front; report establishes he married two women in 2 months in 1915.  6 pages, List 81.

TULLY, James Francis, JP, Geelong, died suddenly in 1901; report.  2 pages, List 51.

TUNG, Henry, Ballarat, applied to become a Chinese Detective in 1904; gives background, is 33 years and single.  3 pages, List 34.

TUNKS, Percy, sought by mother J.T. Tunks, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, in 1904.  Found.  3 pages, List 68.

TUNKS, Percy Augustus, sought by Gertrude MOORE, Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1917; his brother was dying.  4 pages, List 73.

TURIN VEREIN.  Police report on Fitzroy premises being attacked by a mob, 1914.  7 pages, List 3.

TURNER, Mrs. A., Melbourne, wrote in 1917 complaining of two women who wanted their fortune told ‘which is illegal’.  She had recently arrived from Sydney for the races.  She suspects they were police plants. 3 pages, List 75.

TURNER, Alfred.  Information sought by Belgian Consul, Melbourne, in 1902.  He was a Belgian subject, a physician, c38 years, had ‘swindled his wife’s fortune’ and was believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 61.

TURNER, Mrs Annie nee FOSTER, wife of George; married c1883 at Drysdale.  Anonymous letter in 1909 claims that while living in Queenscliff she had an affair with a soldier, James Alfred HEATH and bore a child to him. At present she was a clairvoyant with Pastor ABBOTT in Fitzroy. 11 pages, List 88.

TURNER, Mrs Annie, Fitzroy, claims that she foretold a case of infanticide in 1909.  ‘This woman’s cheek knows no bounds’. 3 pages, List 88.

TURNER, James, sought by wife E. of Plympton, Fremantle, W.A. in 1899.  They were married in 1898, have four children.  She went to Melbourne and he was to follow but didn’t.  On her return she found that he has cleared out.  She belives he is with a Mrs. LUCAS in Fitzroy, but they are not found.  ‘… if it costs me my life I will have him to suffer for I am like a madwoman …’.  7 pages, List 16.

TURNER, Noah.  Tenders for removal of manure from Tylden police station, 1864, 3 pages, List 14.  Tenders for repairs to store at Tylden police station, 8 pages, List 14.

TURNER, Richard.  Identified as body found at Keilor in 1876; was from Daylesford, letter from wife on file.  27 pages, List 6.

TURNER, Walter, 43 years, storekeeper, missing from his home in Sydney in 1906.  Chief Commissioner there sends details, including a somewhat blurred photo.  4 pages, List 31.

TWIST, H.H., Head Teacher, Newtown State School No. 806 Maryborough, wrote in 1910 advising that Robert ROSS was too ill to work and should be placed in a Sanitorium; medical certificate on file.  4 pages, List 94.

TWITT, John George, 16 years old, injured and taken to a private hospital at Numurkah in 1912, where he subsequently died and was buried without an inquest being held and police informed.  Discussion re necessary to exhume body and hold inquest.  9 pages, List 33.

TYERS, Charles J., Portland, complained in 1915 of police neglect in reporting the accidental death of his son Hugh Alexander at St. Kilda.  15 pages, List 80.

TYRRELL, William. Charged with shooting Janet GERARD at Lt. Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1917.  List 1.

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ULHORN, Mr.  Hairdresser, St. Kilda, of German extraction, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

ULLYETT, Olive E.F., died suddenly in 1928 of a suspected abortion.  Had lived with Alfred Lewis CLEMENTS for some years at Albert Park.    6 pages, List 60.

UNDERHILL, Sidney, born 1904, son of George of Fitzroy.  Anonymous letter in 1905 states his birth was not registered to avoid vaccination.  6 pages, List 63.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth.  Wrote from Broken Hill in 1905 regarding her son Mark who had been apprenticed as an acrobat to Mr. N.H. TYLER.  He wrote that he was being badly treated.  15 pages, List 8.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth, Broken Hill, wrote in 1906 re her son Mark, appearing in shows with Reginald WILLIAMS; she wants him returned home.  Found.  10 pages, List 82.

UNDERWOOD, Patrick.  Information sought by wife Florence, Surry Hills Sydney in 1902; she is destitute with a month old baby.  Found.  8 pages, List 61.

UNEMPLOYED MEETING, 1892. Two handbills advertising same.  List 1.

UNKNOWN MALE, found dead in bush near Beechworth in 1896, had hanged himself.  Faded photograph and 2 pages.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

UNKNOWN MALE, suicided at Ardara near Ararat in 1906.  Photo on file; c40 years, used name James TITAN, but believed to be false. Sample of his poetry on file.  Mrs. A.G. WITTON of Dimboola Banner wrote that it may be her brother in law John, who wrote poetry and was a heavy drinker; no.  18 pages, List 71.

UPTON, Alfred Harold Keith, 13 years, ran away from his home at pacific, Watson’s Bay Sydney in 1910, met cousin Hilda OSTLING, then came to Melbourne; arrested for larceny.  5 pages, List 94.

UPTON, Herbert George.  Charged with carnal knowledge of Gertrude Irene FURZER at Flemington in 1905.  Photo; 25 yrs.  File incomplete, some repetitious material.  See comments re copying of photographs.  List 4.

URQUHART, Donald, wrote from Allora, Darling Downs Qld., in 1907, applying for entry to police force.  Reference from Commonwealth Attorney General L.E. GROOM on file.  5 pages, List 44.

U.S. NAVY. Description of 1908 deserters from Great White Fleet.  List 1.

VACCARE, Albino.  Italian Consul in Melbourne asks for discreet enquiries to be made in 1882.  Found, recently married.  5 pages, List 57.

VAIL, Mrs Annie, Packington Place East Prahran, claims in 1913 that there is a cellar under the house filled with dead bodies; report states delusional.  6 pages, List 93.

VALE, Charles Harold.  Confidential enquiry as to his whereabouts sought on behalf of his father R.T. VALE, MLA.  He was a native of Ballarat, 21 years.  Not found.  5 pages.  A further file covering different searches made, has 10 pages.  List 63.

VANCE, James. Murdered, 1900, five people charged with crime. Large file.  List 1.

VANDERLUFT, Looie, wrote from Heathcote in 1902 re the arrest of two burglars, asking if her daughter Mrs. J.T. ANDAS’s jewellery was among the items found; she was currently overseas.  4 pages, List 12.

VARDY, Joseph Francis.  His discharge from the 4th Qld Contingent was found in a street in 1904, and attempts are made to find him and return it.  List 68.

VARKER, Mary Emily, nee WEATHERSON, wife of William James, gave birth to illegitimate child Duecilla Mary at Eaglehawk in 1895 and listed him as father on birth certificate.  They were married in 1886, had two children, Hilda and Clarice, but have been separated for some years.  Father of child is – JOHNS.  She and her mother run the Huntly Wine Hall.  File includes copies of birth certificates.  30 pages, List 29.

VAUGHAN, Kenneth, arrested for forgery at Linton, and committed suicide; was to have been married to Miss SANDOW in 2 weeks.  2 pages, List 97.

VAUGHAN, William, last heard of at Perth c1908, going goldmining.  Sought by sister Elizabeth, Mortlake Victoria in 1915.  Found.  11 pages, List 80.

VEAR, H.C., Ballarat, wrote two strange letters to police in 1912; local police report he suffers from hallucinations and is harmless.  7 pages, List 33.

VEAR, James, London England, wrote in 1902 asking police to contact a boot maker named IRVINE who had a son James who has died overseas.  Police establish this was William Irvine of Ballarat and track his family.  James was formerly in the Victoria police force.  7 pages, List 42.

VEARING, W., wrote from Mitchellstown via Tahbilk in 1900 re neighbours SMITH, who have drunken men and women around their premises; he is worried they will destroy his sheep.  They are identified as Charles Smith and his three daughters.  The eldest is living with William GORDON, the second has gone to Melbourne, and the youngest is with a Mrs. TOGNELLI of Tahbilk.  Vearing is Smith’s brother in law.  8 pages, List 45.

VENN, James Grosse, deserted wife in Sydney in 1892.  She writes in 1898 seeking details of him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 19.

VENNELL, Martha, charged with murdering son Ellis John Vennell at Maryborough in 1894; acquitted.  Large file, List 24.

VERNON, Jean, wife of Eustace, private secretary to the Chinese Consul at Johannesburg South Africa, arrived in Melbourne in 1906 and stayed with sister Mrs. Alice GEMEL.  Pregnant, she attempts to get rid of child and becomes septic and quite ill.  Drs Charles John HOOD and Francis A. NYULASY are called in; neighbour Mr & Mrs. DAY alert police.  This is a very detailed file.  17 pages, List 70.

VERSTRUCTEN, Philippi.  Sought by Belgian Consul in 1877; found.  8 pages, List 5.

VIAL, William John, deserted wife E.G. Vial previous to 1895, when she asks police to find him.  She writes from Coomoora, Daylesford.  2 pages, List 25.

VICTORIA RACING CLUB.  In 1910 sought confidential report on the character of J.D. WHITEHEAD and his employee W.C. WEBB of Warrnambool.  Report showed Whitehead had an illegitimate child by Ellen YEOMAN with whom he is living.  4 pages, List 91.

VIDEON, John, West Hindmarsh, South Aust., wrote in 1917 re his wife Mary, believed in Melbourne.  They had argued over money and she had left him; asks whether she is leading a respectable life.  7 pages, List 72.

VIDEON, John, South Australia, wrote in 1917 re wife Mary who is in Melbourne, wants her to return.  Miss HOSKEN of Malvern interviewed.  Police discourage him from visiting.  6 pages, List 75.

VINCE, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth, wife of George, found dead in burned dairy at Teddywaddy near Wycheproof in 1900.  Large file.  List 22.

VINCENT, L.M. Constable No. 5080; enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police force.  7 pages, List 77.

VINCENT, William Carthew, sought by wife Grace in Collingwood in 1899.  She and their 3 children are destitute; he was believed to be in Tasmania, was a printer and aged 35 years.  16 pages, List 43.

VINES, Samuel.  File re this seven year old child being sent from Bendigo to a Reformatory in 1864.  7 pages, List 4.

VINES, William.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1864, demanding apology from Chief Commissioner Frederick Standish for being locked up by local police.  Subsequently committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 12.

VIRGONA, Giuseppe and Antonio, Brunswick.  Returning to Italy to marry, they need proof they have not married here; Italian Consul writes on their behalf.  5 pages, List 88.

VIRTUE, Thomas, deserted ship 1909, was working in Footscray.  In 1910 his brother in law Alex A. BROWN, North Coast Steamship Co., Sydney, sought him.  4 pages, List 94.

VLANTIS, Georges, Greek, member of the Italian Opera Company, arrived in Sydney from New Zealand and required to leave passport with officials.  In 1917 wrote from Adelaide requesting return of it.  6 pages, List 71.

VOEGE, Lucy, brought unconscious to Maryborough Watchhouse in 1895; had given birth prematurely.  Her 2 year old child Daisy Obena STALLARD was looked after by a constable’s wife before being committed to government care.  2 pages, List 28.

VOKE, Mavina Grace, South Melbourne, deserted by husband Frank Neville Voke, box maker, 29 years, who took their son with him; believed in Sydney with ‘Molly” DALE.  Mavina later went to Sydney, and in 1911 her sister Mrs J. LAUDER asks police to check on her.  12 pages, List 97.

VOLIVA, Rev. Wilbur Glenn, Christian Catholic Church of Zion, complains of the bad behaviour of Freemasons at his meetings.  Detailed description and reports.  15 pages, List 68.

VON GEYER, St. John Charles, wrote from Carlton in 1896, asking police to confirm he had no criminal convictions; someone had told his employer Mr. KOLLING that he had.  Incomplete file; 2 pages, List 50.

VON KLITZING, Julius Carl.  Information sought by wife Adelaide, Singleton NSW in 1909.  He was formerly in business in New Zealand under the name John KOERING, and is a German, 50 years; she and five children are destitute.  Not found. 6 pages, List 53.

VORKER, Mrs. A., South Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1915; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 81.

VREGAT, L., sought by Dutch Consul, Melbourne, in 1912.  He was last heard of in Richmond.  Found, using name OLSEN.  5 pages, List 104.

VUSCOVICH, Amelia.  Died in Austin Hospital in 193.  Government pays for burial, but husband Natale writes from Portarlington requesting copy of death certificate so Lodge can pay burial costs.  12 pages, List 19.

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WADDELL, John J. An ‘artist of some repute and possessed of means’ writes a strange letter to Chief Commissioner; suffers delusions. His brother W.H. Waddell, ex president of Heidelberg Council, says he will get him medically examined, 1896.  List 1.

WADDELL, John H.  Artist, brother of Cr. Waddell of Fairfield, apologises to police in 1904 for previous letter he wrote.  Report on his mental state, has been in an asylum, and two letters on file.  9 pages, List 10.

WADDINGTON, Robert, English, cook, c50 years, believed to be the person who wandered away from Burra Station near Swan Hill when drunk and was lost in the bush in 1884.  His wife Amelia, Sandhurst, confirms the description; negative comments about him on file.  List 46.

WADE, Mary Jane, late of Cooper’s Arms Hotel, Melbourne, sought by Mrs. Mary ROACH of Kalgoorlie in 1912.  Found.  8 pages, List 33.

WADE, Patrick, Egerton, woodcarter, had 5 children, Michael, Patrick, William Henry, George Martin and Sarah,  with Sarah Jane MARTIN, who had previously married David DUNN, farmer, at Mooroopna and deserted him c1887; they were divorced.  In 1896 he is charged with false registration of births.  10 pages, List 36.

WADE, Phillip, South Yarra, private enquiry agent for police, claims in 1918 that he was assaulted by a constable because he kept a neighbour’s Persian cat which had strayed. 12 pages, List 69.

WALCOT, C.B., Brighton, wrote in 1900, seeking information on a Mrs. FRASER, who, as Miss SMITH, a music teacher and daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman, arrived on the same ship as him in 1854.  He was present at her marriage to a Mr. Fraser and hasn’t seen her since.  Asks if she is the woman who once kept a brothel in Lonsdale Street.  Report states that the brothel keeper was Sarah Fraser.  The woman he knew was Laura Smith and she married Hugh Fraser.  6 pages, List 48.

WALDAECK, Dr. C. File re his eccentric behaviour at Bendigo, 1881. 4 pages, List 2.

WALDRON, E.M., Elsternwick, has had care of child Ida CURTIN, but received little maintenance from parents Ernest and Agnes who are in Qld and can’t support her.  In 1909 asks police help to find tehm; found.  7 pages, List 88.

WALKER, Agnes, Charters Towers, Qld, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. Robert GRAY, last heard from in Melbourne in 1899.  Her brother Mathew STARK, grocer, may know details of mother.  Police obtain details from Mrs. Stark.  10 pages, List 63.

WALKER, Mrs. A.H., Thompson Estate, South Brisbane, wrote in 1911, seeking her mother Mrs DORRINGTON; found.  5 pages, List 95.

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, Hubert, Constable 5574.  Mother in law Elizabeth HARLE, Kew, alleges he is mistreating his wife and baby, won’t make a home for them in 1912.  Two of his letters to his Clara wife are on file. 12 pages, List 102.

WALKER, John Mitchell, Eganstown, asked for a copy of his police force discharge in 1856; gives details of his service on the goldfields etc.  6 pages, List 61.

WALKER, Jean. Her brother in law Charles Edward Walker left his illegitimate child (born 1902) with her in Prahran, but hasn’t paid any maintenance for two years. She has four children of her own. He is now married and living in Paddington, but pretending the child is his nephew. 1916.  List 1.

WALKER, Mabel Holland, Carlton, attempted suicide in 1911, daughter of Albert James Walker.  Sister is Mrs Grace DEAN and servant is Isabella EVANS.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 100.

WALKER, Mrs Margaret nee SAUNDERSON, sought in 1909 by brother Thomas William Saunderson, Wondalgo via Adelong NSW; believed that she and her husband Charles were at Clunes.  Relative found.  5 pages, List 90.

WALKER, Roy, 23 years, private, returned soldier suffering from ‘mental instability’ in 1917, discharged from hospital to relatives Mrs. A. SUTHERLAND and her father Thomas B. WAY.  Brother Sydney J. Walker, draper, Hobart, writes that his father wants him to take care of him; is suspicious of other relatives’ motive in doing so.  5 pages, List 74.

WALKER, Stafford William Smith, son of John Austin Walker, died at Hamilton in 1918; child.  He had been treated by herbalist Harry PANG; investigation clears Pang.  13 pages, List 73.

WALKER, Stanley, 14 years, caught stealing a book in Coles Book Arcade in 1912; he had run away from his home in Leichardt Sydney.  His father, Constable T. Walker, informed.  4 pages, List 104.

WALL, Thomas, Woolamin, pays H. KUGELMAN for herbal treatment in 1905, but delay in receiving same, so complains to police.  He has died when police respond.  7 pages, List 23.

WALLACE, Annie of Wahring near Nagambie, is found guilty of mistreating 13 yr old Annie PROSSER who had been left in her care by her father.  Her sister had previously been with her and died.  16 pages, List 4.

WALLACE, Harold Staunton, otherwise Heishel S. Wallace, 43 years, lately employed by GAUMONT PICTURE CO., in Melbourne.  Alexander Brooks HELLMZICH, manager, charges him with larceny as a servant in 1912.  He takes off with his wife Nita DART, 23 years, daughter of a Newcastle solicitor, and an American G.H. TWOMBLY, whose real name is LEED.  Photo of Wallace on file.They are believed to be heading to America.  34 pages, List 34.

WALLACE, Robert. Writes from Carlton in 1887. His thirty year old daughter Mary is pregnant to her brother in law Charles THORPE, who tried to induce abortion.  List 1.

WALLEY, Harry Egerton, deserted pregnant daughter of Mrs. G. BAXTER of Wellington in 1899; believed to be working on a ship; not found.  7 pages, List 42.

WALLIS, Mrs. Eliza, admitted to Dr. Harcourt’s Private Retreat in 1875, at instance of three sons; later transferred to Bay View Asylum NSW.  Her sister Miss WOOTTEN, visited Australia in 1896 and arranged to have her released, but she was released early and Miss Wootten missed seeing her.  She asks police to help locate Eliza, as her sons, Alexander Robert and John William, won’t co-operate.  15 pages, List 36.

WALLER, Ethel Neville, daughter of Ethel La Touche Waller.  T.V. ROUND writes from Windsor in 1902 requesting details of her death in 1901; no record.  7 pages, List 19.

WALSH, Mrs. A.  Wentworth Falls, NSW, wrote in 1906.  She was married to Harry BUSCH, who went under the name of CARTER, and was from Sebastopol Victoria.  He has deserted her.  6 pages, List 4.

WALSH, John, sought by daughter Cecilia, George St., Sydney, in 1910.  He left there for Melbourne c7 years ago, a bootmaker, native of Port Lyttleton.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

WALSH, Patrick, deserted wife Margaret at Gormanston, West Coast, Tasmania c1904, native of Chiltern Victoria, brother Ned in police force.  In 1909 she asked police to find him; located.  4 pages, List 90.

WALSH, Thomas, J.P., farmer Yinnar. His wife gave birth to a stillborn child there in 1899 and he buried it on his property, near a child who died ten years previously. This was illegal and he was taken to court. 6 pages, List 2.

WALSH, Thomas, ran off with Pauline UBERGANG (UEBERGANG?) in 1899, leaving wife and 5 children destitute at Mirboo.  She sold possessions and deserted children who were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

WALSH, Thomas, found dead at Leongatha in 1916.  The cost of burial expenses sought from family in Perth – sons Thomas and James, both in railways, and daughters Annie O’LEARY and Mary, surname unknown.  He and his wife lived apart for many years.  7 pages, List 78.

WALTERS, Alec, sought by Mr KRUCH, of Cobb & Co., Brisbane in 1896; he was also known as VANCE, was from Bendigo.  Police locate his mother, of the Gasworks Hotel Bendigo, she hasn’t seen him for some years.  5 pages, List 29.

WALTERS, Sarah, Port Melbourne.  Wrote to the Pembroke police in 1905, asking that a letter be sent to relatives of Thomas WALTERS from the village of Angle.  Local police report to Victoria police that there is no family of that name, but suggest it may be Thomas JENKINS, son of Capt. Thomas, that is sought.  6 pages, List 65.

WALTERS, Veronica May, born Collingwood 1908, and registered as child of Robina nee THOMMASSEN and Albert Walters, but the parents were not married.  The true story is discovered in 1909 and a detailed file resulted, explaining the position.  33 pages, List 90.

WALTERS, William alias WALLACE.  A prisoner at Geelong gaol in 1909, he wrote seeking the location of his property.  Report sets out true position.  10 pages, List 90.

WALTON, George, died suddenly at Alexandra in 1915 and buried by government.  Nephew – SIMPSON, contractor, Middle Park, contacted re reimbursement of costs; declined and gives background details of Walton family, widow and children William, Hettie and Vera, who also decline.  8 pages, List 81.

WANN, John, Grantham Qld, wrote in 1910.  While in Melbuorne he met Robert GORDON a Qld station owner who offered him a job, but when he got there Gordon was nowhere to be found.  7 pages, List 96.

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, Emily, Fitzroy, took poison while at Continental Hotel Melbourne in 1911.  Licensee John BRUCE takes her to hospital and he and his wife make statements.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 99.

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, Julian Pearson, charged with failure to register birth of Ralph Pearson Ward within required time in 1911.  7 pages, List 98.

WARD, Lizzie. Living with Archibald CAMPBELL in Argyle Place Carlton in 1883. Gave birth to a stillborn child. Annie FOYNES and Annie O’CONNOR were present ‘all a drunken lot’.  List 1.

WARDILL, Richard Wilson.  Commits suicide in Yarra in 1873 after defrauding his employer.  Mrs. GARDINER, wife of Richmond ferryman is rewarded for her information in locating the body.  Letter from Victorian Sugar Co. on file.  33 pages, List 31.

WARE, John William Maitland, deserted wife M.A. in Perth in 1905; she is left destitute.  5 pages, List 65.

WARKE, William Knox, assaulted and robbed by Thomas MASON in Melbourne in 1896.  Warke was formerly a clerk at Bendigo, now unemployed and needing financial assistance to stay in Melbourne for court case.  9 pages, List 30.

WARN, Mary, arrived from Wales c1874, in 1899 would be 42 years of age.  Deserted her husband and children in Port Pirie and went to Melbourne ‘with a coloured man’ in 1897.  Sought by daughter Rebecca in 1899; not found.  24 pages, List 42.

WARNE, Thomas.  Bomb thrown at his house in Brunswick in 1928.  2 pages, List 4.

WARNECKE, Mr.  Fruiterer, St. Kilda.  A naturalised German, scared soldiers might attack him, 1916.  List 6.

WARNER, Mrs. Mary, found dead in her bed by neighbour Mrs. Mary Ann NIXON and daughter Gertrude in 1900.  Her son William reports to police; not suspicious.  2 pages, List 43.

WARNER, Walter Robertson, alias Thompson.  In 1896 seduced Amy Mary BONES, daughter of William Bones of Ballarat, then persuaded her to forge her father’s name on a cheque for over £300, and took the money.  Warner was married, a coachbuilder, 24-30 years old; photo (damaged) on file.   It appears he absconded; charges against her were dropped.  Large file.  List 32.

WARNER, William.  Deserted wife Elizabeth  and two small children at Darlingford c1902.  She has heard in 1905 that he has been sighted in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 11.

WARREN, Alfred.  Sought by mother Mrs. J. Knight of Coolgardie, 1896.  He was 17 yrs old; found.  8 pages, List 3.

WARREN, Ralph, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney NSW in 1902; has heard of the death of a woman in Melbourne called Flora Warren, and asks if it is his wife.  Police reply that she was burnt in a brothel which she owned with Alma STEELE, was never married and was partly kept by bookmaker Frank JONES.  Her only daughter was Amy c18 years.  10 pages, List 61.

WARREN, Richard.  Deserted wife in 1897, sighted in 1899 and search resumed; wife then at Beenac.  9 pages, List 8.

WARRNAMBOOL ODDFELLOWS HALL.  Caught fire in 1900; two families lived on site, Robert LAVERY, wife and daughter  and John RICHARDS and wife.  Lavery explains cause, accident.  25 pages, List 48.

WARRNAMBOOL TOWN HALL. File re a Sunday Grand Sacred Recital held there in 1894 by Messrs Saunders & D’Ensem and company, and for which an entrance fee was charged, contrary to government regulations. Includes a flyer listing performers D’Arcy Irvine, Gunn, Charles Saunders, Syria Lamonte, Carrie Bilton, Dennis Holme and the acts they were performing. Photo of Saunders and D’Ensem on flyer. 17 pages.  List 1.

WARSAW, Vernon, 1938 attempts to get stepdaughter Nancy AMOS, child of wife’s former husband Percy Amos, out of care of welfare department and into their care.  7 pages.

WASH, Weymouth George, murdered wife in West Melbourne in 1895.  5 pages, List 28.

WASHSMITH, Edgar, sought by Jessie RICHARDSON of Neutral Bay Sydney in 1912; he was formerly of Carlton. Found.  List 33.

WATERS, Daisy Dudley, sought by father G.W.A. MATTHEWS, Jamestown South Australia in 1911.  She is living apart from husband Richard, a civil engineer.  Found.  8 pages, List 95.

WATERS, Thomas, charged with murder in 1898.  File re upkeep of children Lilian and George.  7 pages, List 21.

WATSON, Appleton, found dead in a boarding house in Melbourne in 1905; file re circumstances etc.  12 pages, List 65.

WATSON, Daisy, assaulted by unknown man, who attempted to rape her at Albert Park in 1895.  She is in domestic service, lives in South Melbourne.  Claimed jockey Chris BURNS was the offender, but refused to identify him when he was found by police.  6 pages, List 28.

WATSON, J.G., Brighton, wrote in 1910, asking that his 16 year old son Basil George, be allowed to drive his car, as he was capable, even though under the required age.  The father was crippled with rheumatism.  6 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Lloyd.  Casterton, 1902; applies to join police force, is a returned soldier, 2 pages, List 12.

WATSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Gore Hill, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re obtaining the effects of her late son Corporal Randolph HAYNES who was killed in action, but had lived in Port Melbourne; landlady Mrs. BOGLE interviewed. 7 pages, List 72.

WATT, James, Woodside South Australia, wrote in 1911 re death of Mrs Elizabeth STONE nee BURCHILL; she was his wife’s stepmother and property was promised to her.  5 pages, List 97.

WATTERS, Mrs. Ellen, Richmond.  Sought in 1898 by G.W. GRAY of Sea Hill, Qld, son in law of her unnamed sister, who has not heard from her for sometime.  Found.  7 pages, List 19.

WATTERS, Mrs. Joseph, wrote from Petersham NSW in 1895 re her husband who is traveling with a magic lantern show; not found.  15 pages, List 25.

WATTS, Mrs.  Gave birth to stillborn twins in 1876 at Campbell Parade Richmond, who were buried in the backyard by her husband. File re removal of them to a cemetery. 7 pages, List 2.

WATTS, Alexander E., sentenced to death in 1901 for attempted murder.  File re background and family.  4 pages, List 51.

WAY, Lavinia, 75 years, shot by burglar in Brunswick in 1917.  Reward offered.  25 pages, List 73.

WAYLAND, Thomas.  Writes from Adelaide in 1899 re his daughter Ellen (Nellie), 20 years, who went with EDWARDS & COOPER’s Variety Troupe.  She has not been heard of for some months, believed to be in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 17.

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WEATE, Mrs. Annie, Albert Park, reported in 1917 that her brother Thomas Daniel BUSE married Florence NICHOLLS in 1912 and that she believed Florence was already married to Bertram Nicholls and had a child to him, now being cared for by Mrs. CHIDLEY of Seymour.  8 pages, List 75.

WEATE, Mrs. Ellen, wife of Robert, reported in 1907 that she had charge of 7 year old Jessie BEANLAND, whose father Thomas had gone to New Zealand to work and hadn’t paid maintenance.  Her stepmother had mistreated the child.  Found, he promises to pay.  6 pages, List 83.

WEATHERALL, Mrs. Lillian, Yarraville, 24 years, mother Mrs. BYE, took poison in 1917 after hearing her soldier husband had been wounded.  4 pages, List 75.

WEBB, Esther Jane.  Died at Turton Creek 1900; request to bury her there as difficult to get her to nearest cemetery at Foster. Attended by Mrs. Adelaide WRAIGHT.   2 pages, List 3.

WEBB FAMILY.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ask for police report into the family in 1896.  Formerly of Brunswick, now living in Carlton, one of their children has died in the Children’s hospital.  Father’s name given as Henry and then as James.  Report states there were 5 children, and the father is ‘a sober man’ but in very poor circumstances.  5 pages, List 36.

WEBB, James, signwriter, c45 years, East Brunswick, charged with failure to pay wages of James W. ENGLISH in 1928.  1 page and photo.  List 89.

WEBB, Mary J., Upwey, owner of 400 Weston Street East Brunswick, which was burnt by fire in 1915.  Complains that some of the timber has been removed; photo of house on file.  6pages, List 81.

WEBB, Thomas John, deserted wife Florence May at Alexander.  In 1907 she heard he was at Smithton Tasmania, and asked police to help find him.  They locate his brother George K. Webb there.  In 1914 she filed for divorce.  18 pages, List 44.

WEBSTER, Alice, 24 years, attempted suicide in 1917 and was taken in by the Salvation Army.  She had arrived from England 18 mths prior, found piece work and boarded with Mrs. FISHWICK in Alphington. In debt and pregnant.  No prosecution by police.  6 pages, List 72.

WEBSTER, Blanche, Abbotsford, threw herself into a river in 1911, rescued by John GRIGG.  4 pages, List 98.

WEEDON, Frederick, 19 years, sought by sister C. Weedon, Fitzroy, in 1911; last heard of at Maffra.  4 pages, List 95.

WEEKES, Frederick Joseph, sought by Vickie JULIAN, Frederickton, Macleay River NSW in 1905.  She will take out a warrant if he doesn’t return; sounds like a maintenance case.  His father lived in Fitzroy. Not found.  7 pages, List 69.

WEEKS, Robert.  Information sought by brother Thomas of Brittas Slade, More Co., Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He was in the Victorian police force, believed to have died. Death confirmed and details of beneficiaries, including
daughter Susan G. BRESLIN, given.  6 pages, List 41.

WEEKS, Samuel A., printer, died in Melbourne in 1886. Walter LEITCH, a friend, paid debts and notified mother, unaware he was married.  Emma WHEELER, his mother in law, wrote from Townsville asking details; he left his wife and child with her.  28 pages, List 53.

WEEKS, Wilfred, sought by mother in Burnie Tasmania in 1911; 14 years, had run away from home.  9 pages, List 95.

WEHRSTEDT,  Mrs. O.G., wrote from Perth WA in 1905, asking help to find Mrs. S. ANGUS, an elderly widow.  Her son William, 44 years, had died at Fremantle, and she and her sister have paid his burial costs.  There was a married daughter named Mrs. CHRISTIE at Bendigo.  15 pages, List 63.

WEICHARDT, Miss.  Tea Rooms, St. Kilda, of German extraction, worried soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

WEIDENBACH, Lottie/Freda, 15 years, abandoned by father Richard c1908.  In 1910 she was ill in hospital and attempts are made to get her father to support her.  He is found at Mulwala Station and claims she was adopted in Germany and had run away.  She is placed in a Home.  15 pages, List 92.

WEIR, Mrs J.B., St Kilda, has been asked to find Henry/Harry CALDER, whose stepbrother Frederick has died in Manchester England in 1911.  Supposedly in police force, but no record of it.  4 pages, List 100.

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 off her new lover as him, which upset him.  Two letters on file.  12 pages, List 15

WEISER, David Ulrich, 75 years, died at Elsternwick in 1900, destitute.  File re burial costs etc.  4 pages, List 47

WELCH, George, writes from Paragon Hotel, Helensburgh, NSW on behalf of his brother Tom Reader Welch.  His wife Mary Ann nee GARDNER has taken their 5 year old child and left.  They suspect she has gone to live with widower Joachim TESTER in Melbourne.  Informed it is not police business.  List 21.

WELLS, John Kean, 25 years, left Sydney for Melbourne c1898 and not heard from.  Sister Margaret BENNETT, Randwick,  wrote in 1902. 8 pages, List 62.

WELLS, Thomas, hawker, Oakleigh, has not registered the births of his three children, Daniel, 5 years, Ivy, 3 years and Lily, 18 months, mother Agnes MILLER, nor had them vaccinated.  4 pages, List 28.

WELMAN, Wesley, married – CLEMENTS at Beechworth, previously had married Ann McLENNAN at Edinburgh c1873 and – WADE in India in 1874.  Incomplete file, 1888.  9 pages, List 56.

WELSFORD, George, seeks remission of sentence of 3 months gaol for assault of Mary CLARKE at Malmsbury in 1866; it is his first conviction.  3 pages, List 35.

WELSH, Mahala Lily.  Gave birth to male child at Northcote in 1910, father was George James CLAUGHTON; she was 15 years old.  Her family previously lived in Corowa NSW.  She was under age, but as the offence was committed in NSW, no charge was laid.  Claim that her father got Claughton’s sister pregnant.  10 pages, List 33.

WELTON, Julia, Bendigo, in 1910 asks what has happened to her “daughter” Mary WILLIAMS, 16 years, left at Echuca when she was sent to Bendigo gaol.  With stepfather Patrick GROGAN.  6 pages, List 93.

WENDELL, Joseph, murdered near Kangaroo Flat in 1907; Charles SANGER sought.  Wanted poster on file.  32 pages, List 83.  Another very large file, with detailed report.  List 84.

WENIGERT, Mr. A.  His Riding Gallery in St. Kilda attacked and forced to close, 1916.  List 6.

WESSON, Harry Nun, complains of persecution in 1919; is a returned soldier who had a head wound.  Is committed to an asylum.  8  pages, List 22.

WEST, C., of Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1895, asking if Annie BARNES and Fred ST. CLAIR, an acrobat, are wanted there for larcency; no.  Melbourne police report he is a private detective seeking a reward.  List 28.

WEST, George.  Chief Commissioner of Police in Western Australia wrote in 1900, on behalf of John TOUSLOW of London, who was seeking his stepbrother George West, who was now a beneficiary of his father’s will.  He had been in Fremantle, now believed to be in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 48.

WEST, James, suicided in lodging house, 289 Latrobe St., Melbourne in 1900.  At first identity not known, so photo taken of body.  Employment paper found identifies him as formerly working at Ulonga Station near Hay NSW, as a wool roller, and identified by overseer there.  He was a native of South Australia. 14 pages, 1 photo, List 44.

WEST, Kitty. Verbena Cottage Lt. Flinders St. Prostitute. Complaint about her, 1874.  List 1.

WEST, Richard.  Writes from Mornington in 1880, asking police to remove people from a disorderly house at the rear of his property in St. Kilda; police establish it is his daughter Mrs GRAY who is separated from her husband and drinking heavily.  10 pages, List 4.

WEST, Robert, deserted wife Jane at Broadford in 1880.  In 1889 he was found in Qld., and agreed to pay maintenance, but stopped after a few years.  In 1903 she asks police to locate him.  Found under the name of Thomas West; a brewer, 65 years.  Very detailed report on case.  18 pages, List 64.

WEST, Stephen Henry. Lance Corporal No. 2019A, returned invalid soldier, disappears in 1919. Father anxious about him. Photo in uniform on file. 9 pages.  List 1.

WESTBURY, F.A.  Owes maintenance to his wife; found interstate, 1880.  5 pages, List 4.

WESTON, Mrs. Eva of Fremantle Western Australia, wrote in 1900 re her sister Hettie Maud Smith SAWER; in 1898 she was employed by a Mrs. SHARPE of Newmarket.  She often used the surname Smith. Not found. 18 pages, List 3.

WESTON, Thomas, wrote from Yarragon in 1895 to local M.P. re his neighbours the GILL family.  Letter is forwarded on to police who report that Mrs. Isabella and her daughter have been convicted of drunkenness.  9 pages, List 29.

WHEELER, Michael, deserted his wife Florence in 1902.  In 1907 she wrote from Coy’s Diggings; his siblings were at Woodend.  Found interstate.  15 pages, List 83.

WHELAN, Finlay of Langi Willi.  Applied to join police force in 1905 as rough rider, had worked for 14 years for George Russell.  1 page, List 2.

WHELAN, Leo alias Patrick DUGGAN, born Victoria 1876, painter, enlisted and wounded at Gallipoli.  In 1916 the Chief Secretary’s office tries unsuccessfully to secure a job in the police force for him; he has an interstate criminal record and photos are on file.  He subsequently re-enlists.  9 pages, List 79.

WHIFFEN FAMILY. Poisoned, 1896. Father Edward had an affair with Mrs. BRAUN, who was separated from her husband.  List 1.

WHITBOURN, Mrs. Maggie nee HOUSTON, late of Myrtleford Vic., wrote from West Guildford, W.A. in
1915; had seen a newspaper report of the death of her uncle John HOUSTON of Stanley, asks if he has left a Will.  Mrs M.J. GRANT of Ravensthorpe, W.A., also wrote asking the same question; her first husband was his brother.  Intimate family details provided.  12 pages, List 54.

WHITBURN, Arthur, left his home in Paynesville in 1912 and went to stay with his brother in law William T. SHAWCROSS in 1912.  His wife had died 18 months beforehand, leaving him with 4 children.  He attempted suicide and was taken to hospital.  Shawcross asks to be able to take him back to his home, and this is agreed too.  No prosecution for attempted suicide.  7 pages, List 34.

WHITCOMBE, Sarah, driven from Boomenoomoona sheep station to Yarrawonga in 1903 as she was suicidal.  Examined by doctors and committed to Beechworth Asylum.  Her sister Louise BLOOMFIELD, Elsternwick, asked to reimburse government costs.  14 pages, List 65.

WHITE, Albert, Isaac LIMBERG, Frederick CARMICHAEL, James ARDEN and Daniel CORTWINE, Aborigines at Condah Mission Station, involved in store robbery in 1895.  Report on case, including statements, 20 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, sought by father G.W. of Fitzroy in 1896; was in Wyalong NSW.  Found.  5 pages, List 36.

WHITE, Mrs. Annie, died at Carlton in 1880.  Dr. Crooks signed death certificate.  Had left her husband, a Wesleyan Sunday School teacher in Wagga Wagga and ran away with Charles HENRY, an itinerant preacher and draper, by whom she had a child, and was pregnant again.  Her real name was BLACKWOOD.  Her husband subsequently went to Bathurst.  In 1881 Robert HUGHES was arrested for a minor charge and was found to have a statement from her daughter Elizabeth B. WHITE that her mother had actually died as a result of an abortion.  This is on the file as is a detailed report.  No charge eventuated.  57 pages, List 58.

WHITE, Bertie Harold, 16 years, sought by mother Mrs Alfred White, Hurstville NSW in 1911; ran away from home, now in country Victoria and wants to return home.  Found and assisted to return.  5 pages, List 100.

WHITE, Charles, Pitt St., Sydney, wrote in 1902 asking details of Supt. HARE and Constable FITZPATRICK who were involved with the Kelly Gang.  He is writing an “historiograph sketch of the bushranging days”.  1 page, List 16.

WHITE, Daniel.  Lake Wangoom via Warrnambool, 1898.  Was called up for inspection with a view to joining force, but was in London as one of the Mounted Rifles at Queen Victoria’s jubilee; asks another change to join.  2 pages, List 7.

WHITE, Elizabeth Poole.  Sister Mary Ann wrote in 1899 asking police to locate her.  She had given birth to an illegitimate child in Melbourne in 1894, then gone into service with Frederick PEIPER in Newmarket, with whom she had another child.  Her family had disowned her, but she would like to find her.  Extensive research done, and much personal detail given, but not located.  30 pages, List 49.

WHITE, George. Charged with stealing pigeons from Cornelius MANNERING of Bendigo in 1899; just under fourteen years old, but already convicted of petty crimes three times. George TONZI also charged. Bench orders a birching, but local police constable John J. KELLY refuses and is charged with disobeying an order. 22 pages, List 2.

WHITE, J., Carlton complains of police treatment of his son in 1900.  Report says father is an anarchist and ’Yarra Banker’ and son is a tote spy.  5 pages, List 47.

WHITE HART HOTEL. Opposite Parliament house. Report on three fires there, 1906. Includes list of employees.  List 1.

WHITE, J.T.W.,  Cambrai Brighton, complains in 1920 about prosecution of his 10 year old son Clive,  Stanley ADDISON, 11 years and Colin Addison, 9 years for stealing timber.  7 pages, List 24.

WHITE, Margaret Mary Teresa, gave birth to female child at Lancefield, when aged 16 yrs.  She was the daughter of Jessie and Henry; her birth certificate on file. Charged James QUINLAN of Springfield, c30 yrs, single, with carnal knowledge, then withdrew claim; police suggest he bribed her mother to drop case. Michael Quinlan, publican, Kilmore, seems to be a relative.  He was defended by GAUNSON, 1900. 23 pages.  List 1.

WHITE, Richard.  Baker, left his wife and four children – Horace (b.1907), Thomas (b.1908), Nancy (b.1910) and Laurence (b.1912) destitute.  Children were made Wards of the State in 1919.  6 pages, List 3.

WHITE, Ruby, 5 years old, indecently assaulted by John DOYLE at Auburn in 1895, witnesses brother Leonard White, 8 years and Eva EMERY, 8 years.  Mother Mary Ellen reports to police, but insufficient evidence and case is dismissed.  10 pages, List 29.

WHITE, W., Dover Road, Williamstown, wrote in 1896, asking to be placed on the Jurors’ list; his premises too far away.  His business card on file, shows he was formerly in ship and boat building, now shipwright, surveyor and naval architect.  8 pages, List 36.

WHITE, William, wrote from Williamstown in 1900 re the burial of destitute man George SAUNDERS; he had received the funeral account from Mr. WHEAR by mistake.  8 pages, List 47.

WHITEHOUSE, William. File re his efforts to retrieve his stepson William THOMAS, licensed out to Daniel BARTROP, from the Industrial Schools Department, 1881. 5 pages, List 2.

WHITING, Frederick Samuel. Sought by Charles SLADEN on behalf of his wife. Formerly of Rokewood, and of unsound mind. Files covers 1866-1877.  List 1.

WHITTAKER, Ettie, sought by sister Emily Jane GIBB, Sydney NSW, in 1912; born in New Zealand, not heard from for 19 years.  Found, married Edward DAVEY.  7 pages, List 102

WHITTLE, Sydney Thomas. Found guilty of obscene exposure [masturbated] in the window of Freemasons Hotel Beach St., Port Melbourne, [owned by his aunt] in 1916. He was brought out from England by George CHIRNSIDE as his valet, left there two weeks prior, and was going to a position as valet to Sir Harry BARRON, Governor of Western Australia, who cancelled it.  List 1.

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WIBER, Ernest C., Surrey Hills.  Anonymous letter in 1917 states he has given false birthdate and obtained driver’s licence; claims needed it for work.  4 pages, List 74.

WIFFEN, Henry. Bigamist. Married Alice FRITH 1902, deserted her c1914, then married Henrietta CAREY in 1916. Enlisted in AIF, returned wounded and died in hospital, so charge dropped.  List 1.

WIGG, Mrs. E.R. nee Mary Ann TEMPLETON, born Sale 1881,  wrote from Bundaberg in 1915, asking police to find her sister Sarah O’Neil CASEREP.  7 pages, List 80.  Earlier request from Brisbane in 1909 when sister was given as Sarah Neal CASTRUPP, believed living in Ballarat.  Police establish that the writer was adopted by Mrs BLADIN then by her daughter Mrs TAUNTON as her mother died in childbirth. Not found.  8 pages, List 89.

WIGHTMAN, Mrs C.M., Tarbane, Mudgee Line NSW, wrote in 1910 re her mother Ada TERRY.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

WIGNELL, William John, wrote from Eldersle, Camden NSW in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  He was 27 years old, married, wife from Victoria.  Had lost money in farming.  3 pages, List 29.

WILES, William Wallace, Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1909, asking if a report of the death of Richard Oscar Wiles is his brother; confirmed.  5 pages, List 87.

WILKIE, Robert, sought by J. HUGHES, Commercial Hotel, Wyalong, on behalf of his brother Thomas  Laidlaw Wilkie, who claims he’s entitled to shares etc., from him.  Thomas is in destitute circumstances; Robert  last heard of at Rheola.  5 pages, List 53.

WILKINSON, Mrs.  Anonymous letter of 1896 claiming that a child born at her house in Brunswick was handed to her daughter Mrs. LYNCH ‘a drunken low woman and not fit to have charge of any child … wife of a spieler’.  4 pages, List 38.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Anne A., wrote from Balaclava in 1897, nearly destitute.  Her husband Thomas Cave Wilkinson had deserted her.  His mother and brother were in Hawthorn.  E. Simpson HILL of Nogee asks his background.  Not found.  41 pages, List 39.

WILKINSON, George St. Clair.  Bishop of Newcastle NSW wrote in 1905, advising that he had been admitted to hospital and asking police to find his mother in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 64.

WILKINSON, Richard. Applied to join the police force in 1882, by writing to the Chief Secretary, and enclosing a petition in support from locals. Photo of him in the uniform of the Castlemaine Volunteers is on file. VPRS 3991 Unit 1371 File 82/W11314. [Thanks to Jenny Carter for this reference. Wilkinson was unsuccessful in his application.]

WILKINSON, Miss Rose, of Broken Hill South, sought details of Mrs. Alfred KIRK, nee Elizabeth GIBSON.  Rose married Kirk in 1901 and found he was previously married in 1897 in Bendigo to Gibson.  Found.  9 pages, List 4.

WILKINSON, William, bootmaker/photographer, 49 years, deserted wife Mary Ann at Maldon in 1886.  In 1903 she asked police to see if he was at Broken Hill with his brother Charles.  9 pages, List 67.

WILLIAMS, Mr. A., tobacconist, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1896 complaining that he paid G. GILLIAM of Chapel St., Prahran to send him a ferret and it has not arrived.  10 pages, List 29.

WILLIAMS, Ada, Elsternwick, in 1896  asks information re son William WAGENBACH, a drover, last heard of in Albury.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

WILLIAMS, Alberta, 22 years, attempted suicide in 1913 at Carlton lodging house of Mrs Jean McINTOSH.  Sisters Mrs MAXWELL, Stella WILLIAMS and Mrs TRICKEY will not look after her, so taken to Asylum.  6 pages, List 92.

WILLIAMS, Amy, living in Chinese Camp at Maryborough in 1901, complains of police harassment; has two children to keep.  Claims Bella WATSON who runs a brothel there is protected.  Detailed report states she is a prostitute.  11 pages, List 52.

WILLIAMS, Annie Florence, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly; a cripple.  2 pages, List 49.

WILLIAMS, Mrs E.A., North Adelaide, asks police in 1912 to keep an eye on her son in law J.M. EVANS who is in Melbourne.  She feels he will harm her daughter Lottie who is also there.  5 pages, List 103.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Ellen, Broken Hill, sought sister Mrs. Edward MARRIOTT in 1907, not heard of for 20 years.  Found under name MERRIETT.  4 pages, List 84.

WILLIAMS, Frank, native of Kent, c35 years, formerly in employ of solicitors Darvall & Horsfall, Melbourne, left and went to Perth.  Returned to Melbourne 1896, involved in trading mining shares.  Left wife Rosie and 2 children, heading back to Perth via Adelaide, but never arrived.  Wife asks police help to find him, somewhat faded photo on file; not found.  39 pages, List 38.  See introduction re photo reproduction.

WILLIAMS, George, farmer, Lockington.  While on a visit to Melbourne in 1928 was persuaded by Frederick ANDERSON, a magsman working for Harry VALLENDER, to purchase land in the Glenroy Heights Estate.  15 pages, List 60.

WILLIAMS, James S. Sought by wife K. Williams in Sydney in 1899; his sister Mrs. Sarah CAULFIELD in Lancefield may know where he is. She is going to charge him with desertion. Not found. 6 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMS, Hartley, Supreme Court, writes in 1898 asking police help to stop men coming into his property at Malvern and stealing fruit from his trees.  2 pages, List 21.

WILLIAMS, John.  Anonymous letter of 1908 criticizes his sons William, formerly in postal department, and Ishmael, in railway department, for fleecing their father of his money and leaving him destitute.  Another son Alfred is also in the railway department, and a married sister lives in Perth W.A.  The father is living ‘in a tenament in Chewton’ and hard up.  3 pages, List 4.

WILLIAMS, Kate, 69 years, Brunswick, took grand-daughter Gladys NICOL to a quarry hole and threw her and herself in.  Gladys escaped and ran to alert aunt Charlotte O’BRIEN, who took Kate home and called a doctor who pronounced her as having a ‘weak intellect’. 6 pages, List 100.

WILLIAMS, Lena, sought by mother in Campsie, Sydney in 1911; 22 years.  Found, married to John HARROWER.  4 pages, List 95.

WILLIAMS, Mary, took ill and died at Dunolly in 1911; she was living with Frederick SCHMIDT, a travelling tinsmith, and was a widow, her husband having been killed in the mines at Newcastle NSW.  Mary was born there, 28 years, had two boys who were believed to be with their grandmother.  Payment for burial was sought.  8 pages, List 100.

WILLIAMS, Nicholas, engineer, West Melbourne, in 1912 asked police to find his wife who has left him.  Alleges she knew about an abortion committed on Mrs G. CLARK, who subsequently died in hospital; inquest held.  Detective Report states he has a criminal record and is a wife beater.  5 pages, List 102

WILLIAMS, P.M., formerly in Tasmania police force, left his 9 year old daughter Beryl with his sister Mrs. PURKISS and has not paid maintenance.  Found.  10 pages, List 83.

WILLIAMS, Reginald, Private 9400 Scottish Rifles Glasgow, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his mother Mrs. Arthur PAGE.  He left Australia 5 years ago as a sailor and enlisted there.  A.M. BLACKWOOD of Woodlands U.F. Church Institute also wrote on his behalf.  Mother found.  9 pages, List 54.

WILLIAMS, Richard, and wife, left Cornwall c1853 for Australia.  He kept hotels in Kadina and Moonta, and is believed to have died in the 1890s.  In 1909 his nephew Thomas Henry RICHARDS wrote from North Ipswich, Qld seeking information.  His cousins Charlotte HOCKING and J. LAURENCE found, but have no information.  24 pages, List 55.

WILLIAMS, Rose, Camperdown, wrote in 1917 re getting her brother’s suitcase as he had been killed in the war.  It was left with a hotelkeeper, PEDDER, who handed it to returned soldier W. PRICE in Adelaide.  Price claims his wife Sophie has it, but she denies.  He absconds from hospital.  14 pages, List 75.

WILLIAMS, Sarah Ann, Patersonia, wrote in 1916 re son Andrew George Williams, 25 years, last heard of working in a sawmill at Healesville.  3 pages, List 79.

WILLIAMS, Thomas H.  Left Wales for Australia c1887, leaving a young wife and two children behind.  Last heard of at Steiglitz c1895.  Information sought by Mrs. D.I. JONES c/- Mrs. MORGAN, Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902.  ‘It would be a great relief … if he was dead anyway the worthless wretch.’  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

WILLIAMSON, alias WILLIAMS, Ambrose, lives with his family at Bangerang near Warracknabeal.  File re suspected incest on first wife’s daughter Esther, who gives birth to a child at Geelong in 1900 and then stays with aunt Mrs. LEAHY in Richmond.  Esther maintains father of child is Thomas CLARK who worked for her father.  Child died.  Testimonies recorded, but no action taken.  19 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMSON, Arthur, Richmond, found injured in a laneway in Melbourne and taken to hospital, 1909.  3 pages, List 53.

WILLIAMSON, Mrs H., Queenstown, West Coast Tasmania, in 1909 asked police to find her sister Mrs John GENARD, who had run off with Neil COLLINS, whose mother lived in Creswick.  4 pages, List 87.

WILLIAMSON, W.J.  Writes from Sandon in 1897, re his application to join the force.  1 page, List 6.

WILLIS, -. Ex constable. Correspondence in 1901 re maintenance of his children Marion, Ethel, Susan and Eileen at Convent of Good Shepherd, and Francis John who was with Mrs. WEIGHTMAN of Collingwood. 13 Pages, List 2.

WILLS, Alfred, died suddenly while working for John CREELMAN, farmer, Bald Hills.  His brother Thomas complains about burial costs etc.  15 pages, List 83.

WILMS, Monica Lillian, 14 years, left her home in Port Melbourne in 1916 and believed to have married a soldier – MUNRO.  Several letters from her mother Eleanor asking police help to find her.  Found.  23 pages, List 76.

WILSON, Albert Leo, sought by wife E., Sydney NSW, in 1913. He was believed to be involved with picture shows, and may use name HAGAN.  Small magazine photo on file, where he is called ‘The Pumpkin King’.  Not found.  20 pages, List 94.

WILSON, Alfred, sought by wife Christina at Warrnambool in 1908.  He left for Queensland 2 years ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 59.

WILSON, Angus, wrote from Lithgow NSW in 1912, re his father Allen, born near Inverness Scotland, arrived Melbourne 1883; left NSW railways 5 years prior, going on land in Victoria with brother James and John, and not heard from since.  Not found.  7 pages, List 35.

WILSON, Daisy, wrote in 1896, asking confidential enquiries as to whether her brother in law Henry SOULE was still at Chiltern.  Local police report rumour she is pregnant to him.  4 pages, List 36.

WILSON, Ellen Frances. Maggie O’CONNOR of Clifton Hill writes in 1899 regarding this child. Police find she and her father F.W. Wilson left Garfield 18 months previously and can’t be found. Maggie visits Ellen’s mother ‘in the Asylum’. 11 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Emma Lillian, wrote from St. Margaret’s Hospital Sydney in 1901, re Jim CHAMBERS, who she met in Wagga and got her pregnant.  He left for Melbourne and hasn’t returned; found.  8 pages, List 53.

WILSON, Francis Alexander, 6 years, drowned in a dam at Lima near Benalla in 1900.  Anonymous letter alleges he as murdered.  Report states Mrs. TURNER (prostitute) and Mrs. HOSKINSON made the allegations.  Mother Margaret O’DONNELL lived with George CLARK/CLARKE for some time, and the child was with him at the time of the accident.  No truth in allegations.  9 pages, List 44

WILSON, Leslie William, shot his daughter Dorothy Jean, then himself in 1919.  He was a returned soldier.  Copy of evidence to be tendered at inquest; witnesses Patience Jane BENTLEY, George Harry HUNTER, Hubert Clive BENTLEY, Herbert BENTLEY, Evelyn Maud WILSON, Fanny Lavinia WILSON, Bertha Helen LEES, Leslie Tinsley DANIELS.  19 pages, List 31.

WILSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Bushford near Woodford, wrote in 1912 asking what to do regarding a woman who had given a false name on marriage.  Local police report she is referring to Winifred Paul McLAREN, illegitimate daughter of Agnes, who was born at the house of Mrs. Grace DAVEY and raised by her and called her mother.  Winifred had recently married George McDONALD and given her surname as Davey.  Police decide not to charge her with any offence.  Local police also comment on Wilson, ‘a very undesirable character’ who lived apart from her husband and had 3 children to Robert  NICOL of Rose Hill, Grasmere.  When he announced his engagement to Miss TOZER, Wilson took the 3 children to his house.  He subsequently shot himself.  Wilson’s letter is in pencil and very faint.  4 pages, List 35.

WILSON, Nellie, 14 years, went missing in 1917; mother Ethel Mary, North Melbourne asks help to find her and encloses a small, very dark photo of Nellie.  4 pages, List 71.

WILSON, Thomas and SLATER, Henry, put on trial for shooting with intent to murder Constable Archibald COOPER who found them attempting to rob grocer T. MITCHELL’s shop in Fitzroy in 1919.  Various sets of fingerprints on file, c50 pages, some duplicates, List 27.

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WILTSHIRE, Gertrude, North Melbourne, gave birth to female illegitimate child in 1896, father Alfred MURN.  She claims that a Mrs. LAFLUER adopted the child and took it to Kalgoorlie, but police believe she abandoned it in Geelong.  Investigation inconclusive, so no charges laid.  27 pages, List 38.

WIMPOLE, Mrs.  George Hotel St., asks police protection as she has several Germans working for her and has heard soldiers might attack, 1916.  List 6.

WINCH, George, sought by Mrs. Thomas OPSIT of Kingston, Dunedin in 1900, has taken her daughter Ruby away with him.  He’s married with a family.  Not found.  10 pages, List 47.

WINDRAM, Thomas, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1910; statements of sister Olive and mother Mary on file. No prosecution.  10 pages, List 93.

WINES, Mrs W., Ringarooma, Tasmania, wrote in 1911 re daughter Emma, married to Jack COFFEY, and living in Purnim; has heard she has been murdered.  False, they have left owing debts.  5 pages, List 99.

WINSTANLEY, Arthur.  An unknown male, c30 years, was found dead in the bush at Kangaroo Flat in 1900, by Edward HESTER, a contractor.  He had shot himself.  At first it was thought to be Winstanley, and his mother was interviewed, but he was found in NSW.  Two photos of deceased are on the file.  He remained unidentified, and his property was subsequently sold to pay for burial costs.  Large file, List 44.

WINTER, Daniel, sought by daughter Ethel Mary, Glebe Sydney in 1910.  She was born c1887, sent to Reformatory School when 16.  Her mother is Nellie nee MUNDLE, and she was one of five children, the others being Alice, Ruby, Charles and Kate.  7 pages, List 92.

WINTERS, Henry Claud and Stanley Laurence. Showmen. Henry and his wife leave their children with Mrs. LEWIS of Collingwood in 1890, agreeing to send money for their keep, but fail to do so. 1891.  List 1.

WINTON, Robert Drysdale, deserted wife Catherine Mary at Drouin in 1913; ship’s officer, Scot, 48 years, believed at Port Darwin.  Letter from him on file.  17 pages, some repetition.  List 92.

WISEMAN, Percy L., sought by sister Mary, Warrnambool, in 1911; he had been drinking heavily, is ill.  Found.  6 pages, List 100.

WITHERIDGE, Vera, illegitimate daughter of Dorothy, 17 years, who came from Mitcham South Australia to give birth in Melbourne.  Dorothy herself was the illegitimate child of Edith who then married Thomas HODGE and has died.  Dorothy claims Vera’s father is cousin Wilfred WALTERS.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 100.

WITHERINGTON, Howard, miller, 54 years.  Information sought by Worcestershire police in 1902 on behalf of his brother J.T., chemist.  Found.  11 pages, List 42.

WITHERS, B., wrote strange letter from Coreen NSW in 1906, asking police to get his brother John in Footscray to stop hounding him; has had to leave Melbourne because of it.  Police interview John who says he has been acting strangely for years.  4 pages, List 31.

WITHERSPOON, H.W., wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1899.  His nephew H.F. Witherspoon arrived recently from London and was to meet with him, but hasn’t. 8 pages, List 42.

WITTENBERG, Henry.  Reported death of his 14 day old child at Newtown, Geelong, in 1899.  6 pages, List 17.

WITTGENSTEIN, William F., sought by Mrs. MA. MAY, Newtown, Sydney, his mother in law, in 1895.  Her eldest daughter eloped with him from Rockhampton, and since her death c1884 they have looked after her two children; he has never paid anything for their keep.  Found, married with children.  7 pages, List 26.

WOLLEN, William, chemist, Prahran, died suddenly in 1900. 2 pages, List 51.

WONNACOT, Mrs. Annie, Armadale, deserted by her husband in 1915; he has gone to New Zealand, is a tailor’s cutter.  A very detailed report on the situation; he claimed she abused him.  9 pages, List 80.

WOOD, Freeman, draper.  Information on his reported death sought by wife Bertha, Paddington, in 1910; he has a 15 year old daughter.  No record of death.  7 pages, List 93.

WOOD, Helen, wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1896 re her husband Thomas, who left her and their 2 sons.  Not found.  16 pages, List 29

WOOD, James, sought by daughter Eva Margaret MELBOURNE, Neerim South, in 1912.  He went to New Zealand and hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  9 pages, List 104.

WOOD, John Sampson, found dead at Prahran, 73 years, widower, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

WOOD, John Wallace.  Grocer, 313 Victoria St., West Melbourne.  Report on fire there in 1898.  Employee Robert SOMERVILLE and married woman Catherine MORRISON there.  2 pages, List 18.

WOOD, Priscilla.  Died suddenly at Geelong in 1899; report on.  5 pages, List 8.

WOODGATE, Martha.  Unknown body found on beach at Mentone in 1897 by Henry JOURDIAN, and taken to Mentone Hotel (GERMAINE licensee).  Subsequently clothing identified by aunt Mrs GRUNDY of Richmond as belonging to her niece Martha Woodgate.  She believed she was pregnant to a railway porter named COPELAND.  43 pages, List 40.

WOODS, Ellen, widow, gave birth to an illegitimate child at Colac in 1909.  Report on care needed for her; father in law John at Chilwell declines to help.  5 pages, List 88.

WOODS, George, Mia Mia, in 1912 asks details of his father John’s jailing for cattle stealing in the 1850s.  Report shows he died in jail in 1859.  4 pages, List 104.

WOODS, Helena/Elizabeth and Charlotte STATTON/STRATTON arrested in Chinese laundry in Melbourne in 1894; allegation that they were ‘on the brink of destruction’ so arrested on vagrancy charge.  They claimed they had been referred to a Chinese couple for a lodging house by Mr. THUNDERBOLT, Inspector of Nuisances.  Police say the woman is a prostitute.  Woods (called WOOLCOCK in newspaper report) was a Ward of State and had had an illegitimate child; Statton was from New Zealand, her parents had returned there from Melbourne and left her behind.  5 pages, List 38

WOODWARD, A.M. wrote from Caulfield in 1895 re her uncles George BLOODWORTH who left England in 1847 and Frank BLOODWORTH who left in 1850.  They would be 67 and 58 years old now.  Not traced.  6 pages, List 29.

WOOD BEILBY, John.  Complains in 1894 that Catherine LOWSBY, 15yr old, whom he took in, refuses to work as a servant unless paid, and is unskilled.  He wishes to return her to her father William in Melbourne, but he can’t be found.  12 pages, List 3.  [See also his application for government employment on the Applications web page.]

WOOD BEILBY, John. Living in Beechworth, 1898. Had been there fourteen years. Police report he is eccentric, keeps indecent pictures, has a high turnover of women housekeepers. He is 80 years old.  List 1.

WOOD BEILBY, J., writes from Beechworth in 1899, complaining his property is being robbed; two letters on file.  List 41.

WOOLCOTT, Sarah Ann, poisoned herself in 1882; report.  6 pages, List 58.

WOOLLEY, Alfred.  Asks police help regarding Charles WENDT, who, after suffering from typhoid fever for months, has disappeared, leaving his wife and children anxious about him.  Found  12 pages, List 56.

WOOLPERT, Hazel, attempted suicide in 1914, 22 years, married; mother Jennie ECKWORTH.  4 pages, List 76.

WOOLSTON, Ruth Annie, alleges sexual interference by her brother William at Richmond in 1899, then retracts the claim; she is 15 years old and found to be pregnant.  Warning:  there is some graphic material in this file.  15 pages, List 42.

WOOLSTON, Thomas.  Sought by his mother in Richmond, in 1906.  He left there in 1901 with the RULE family, would be c25yrs of age. Police report the family are “all slightly mad”, drink and quarrel among themselves.  9 pages, List 4.

WORSDELL, Horace, wanted for 1883 Brunswick bank robbery.  An attempt to identify him as a criminal named SWEENEY is undertaken, but the photo on file is stated to be that of Alfred EHRENBERG, an employee of A. HARRIS, tobacconist, and not under suspicion for the robbery.  List 58.

WORTHINGTON, 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.

WORTHINGTON, Edward, c35 years, brush maker, born Preston, Lancashire England, single, left Perth WA for Melbourne.  Alfred MAYOR, Spearwood, Fremantle, sought him in 1911.  7 pages, List 99.

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.

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WRAGGE, Arthur Darwin. Wife Elizabeth writes from Rockhampton in 1901, seeking details, but he is not found.  List 1.

WREN, John. Number of files on his illegal Collingwood tote, 1894. Details monies spent getting evidence against the tote, 1897. Re prosecution for running tote, 1898.  List 1.

WREN, John.  Assaulted at election meeting in 1907; William Bell JACKSON, ‘an old man’ is identified as assailant, but no charge laid.  4 pages, List 15.  See also entry for SWINBURNE, George.

WRIGGLESWORTH, Alfred, surveyor, born Stepney London 1847.  Information sought by wife Annie, Fitzroy, in 1910.  She hadn’t seen him for some years, but has heard he was in Melbourne recently.  Not found.  11 pages, List 54.

WRIGHT, Mrs. A.J., wrote from Balmain Sydney in 1899 re her husband George, ‘an elderly gentleman’ supposed to be keeping a hotel.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

WRIGHT, Charles, Superintendent of Police, Brighton, Tasmania, wrote two letters regarding his son Richard Andrew joining the Victorian police force.  4 pages, List 31.

WRIGHT, Finlay.  Wrote from Sydney in 1898 seeking his brother James’s possessions.  States that he suicided in Victoria in 1870, was a Clerk of Petty Sessions, former army captain, owned land etc.  Police find that no one of that name was ever a CPS, and that one who suicided was called Walter Gavin Wright.  6 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Henry. Born Fitzroy, married Mary Jane MARSH in Melbourne 1898, giving parents as James and Mary nee WILLIAMS; subsequently found to have previously married Caroline FERNE in 1895 using the name Henry Albert JONES, with Emma Wright as his mother. No prosecution as first wife is in New Zealand and minister is overseas, so no witnesses. Second wife returned to her mother after he bashed her.  Copies of two marriage certificates on file.  14 pages.  List 1.

WRIGHT, James, wrote from Katamatite in 1897, complaining of Dookie police interference.  They report he was working at a local vineyard and ‘became infatuated with Miss FOY of the Gladstone Hotel’ and kept sending her letters.  She asked police to get him to stop.  6 pages, List 40.

WRIGHT, Samuel, charged with unlawful assault on 6 year old Mabel STEETH, daughter of Jessie and Arthur, at Fitzroy in 1896.  She is his niece; he’s found insane and committed to asylum.  Witness was Louisa MAURER, 7 years, her cousin.  16 pages, List 39.

WRIGLEY, W.H., deserted from H.M.S. Powerful at Hobart in 1913; mother lived in Brighton.  Photo on file.  4 pages, List 93.  See introduction re copying of photos.

WROE, John. 1863 report on the activities of the Wroeits, a religious group.  List 1.

WYATT, Mrs. S.A., Redfern NSW, wrote in 1917 re PENWARN, who was a detective in the 1870s.  Arthur Frederick Penwarn, son of George, interviewed, but no connection.  6 pages, List 72.

WYMER, George.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14WYNDHAM SHIRE.  Shire Secretary forwards complaint from local residents William OUTEN, Thomas GIEVE, G. ROBINS, A. ORR and A. HANSEN regarding the cremation of an Indian (name given as MILA RAM, 16 years old, from the Punjab, died in hospital) on a local Shire road.  Police report that the cremation was organized by Mr. ISSARD of La Trobe St Melbourne, who had arranged similar events at Sandringham.  The van which delivered the body was driven by Frederick A. MIDDLETON.  5 pages, List 30.

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YATES, Charles H., wrote from Darlinghurst in 1912, asking police to collect wages due to him from WHITELAWS in Flinders St.  NSW police report he has been arrested for wife desertion.  Whitelaws state he owes them money for damaging property.  6 pages, List 35.

YATES, James William, deserted wife Emily in Adelaide in 1906; 25 years, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 71.

YATES, Margaret, wife of John Noble Yates, evangelist and homeopathic, died in 1887.  In 1888 he named as co-responded in LEIGHTON divorce case.  Some people think her death was suspicious and police take statements from Clara and Thomas George COLLINGS and John Thomas Tully HARDING and conclude no evidence.  9 pages, List 56.

YATES, Philip (or Patrick), died at Kelly’s Basin Tasmania in 1899, c32 years, had been drinking heavily.  His wife May (nee PHILIPS) was to be informed, but couldn’t be found.  17 pages, List 42.

YATES/YEATES, Thomas.  Petition for remission of sentence of 3 months imprisonment, 1865; is 64yrs old, had his hand shot off 10 yrs ago; signs with an X.  4 pages, List 3.

YATES, Thomas Alexander, Norong near Rutherglen, in 1909 explains failure to register birth of daughter Eileen Mary in time.  4 pages, List 88.

YEE HING CHINESE SOCIETY, Bendigo.  Newspaper reports of ‘secret’ Chinese society in 1899 prompt report.  Persons interviewed: Dan YOUNG, Hang YEE, Hang HOY, Park LOON, Lee KIM, William HING.  15 pages, List 42.

YEUNGROON EAST STATE SCHOOL, near Charlton.  Teacher Miss FLOWERS subjected to harassment by unknown person in 1895, who attempted to burn down the school, sent insulting poem, forged a transfer application and forged resident petition.  The school is on the land of EDYVEAN family; she boards with EDWARDS family.  Letter from William HILLIARD on file.  Offender not found. 8 pages, List 28.

YOUNG, Albert.  Sought by Govt. Statist, 1897.  Has left his wife Lily and daughter; was a traveller for Singer sewing machines, c26 years old, family in New Zealand.  4 pages, List 6.

YOUNG, Elizabeth Harriet Hester. Married Charles James RICH at Fitzroy in 1909; he claimed to be a widower, but she has found out his first wife Martha Elizabeth CROUCH is still alive. Both marriage certificates on file. 7 pages.  List 1.

YOUNG, James, sought by wife G., Charters Towers, in 1909.  He left 7 years ago, was a traveller for an insurance company.  Not found.  7 pages, List 89.

YOUNG, Lindsay, 27 years, reporter, married and living apart from wife, attempted suicide in 1917; his father is employed on the Register newspaper in Adelaide.  10 pages, List 73.

YOUNG, Sarah, gave birth to a male child who died at Dry Creek near Bonnie Doon, in 1895.  Mother Charlotte is the wife of Lee Young, licensee of the Diggers Rest Hotel.  Sarah is 17 years old. Neighbour Elizabeth KRUSE/KHRUSE, wife of Adolph is a witness.  Inquest file and discussion re charging her with infanticide.  15 pages, List 28.

YOUNG or MORGAN, William, found in the bush at Woomelang in 1916, suffering from the DTs, subsequently died.  Father Farmer Young asked to pay burial expenses; brother Frank wrote from Mount Gambier.  7 pages, List 79.

YUCK WAH, died at Morrisons in 1900, aged 78 years.  He had lived there for 30 years.  Police ask if inquest necessary; no.  4 pages, List 44.

YULE, Charles G., Sergeant of Police, Dundee, Scotland, wrote in 1899 re the death of his uncle William Yule at Yapeen near Castlemaine, and the assets he would have left.  Police find insufficient to pay creditors.  6 pages, List 38.

YURACKA, Catherine, Perth, wrote in 1908 re her husband Joseph who had deserted her, believed in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 84.

ZAGARI, Tony.  Bomb thrown at the house he occupied with Antonio BARBARO and Vincent SASSONI, in 1928.  4 pages, List 4.

ZEHNDER, Charles.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904 seeking information about him.  Not found.  11 pages, List 10.

ZELIFF, Frederick, formerly a sailor, last heard of at Avoca, sought by nephew Floyd HURLBUT, Princeton University in 1901, of behalf of mother who is nearly 90.  Zeliff is c40 years, an American.  7 pages, List 51.

ZERNA, Rosie Annie.  Gave birth to child Percy at Women’s hospital in 1912l, only 15 years old; suspected father of child named, 1912.  List 15.

ZIGI, Angelo.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details about him in 1877.  7 pages, List 5.

ZILLMAN, J.H.L., Redfern, formerly clergyman in Melbourne, wrote in 1916 re his wife’s mother Mrs FULLERTON, widow of the late Captain, R.N., Harbour Master of Port of Melbourne; his wife Rubina is ill.  6 pages, List 80.

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FABRIO, Louis, found dead at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in 1900.  Papers found include a number of Austrian documents and a letter from V. ZAN of North Melbourne, who states he was a friend, not a relation, and won’t pay burial costs.  Mention of Fabrio’s son in law in New Zealand.  18 pages, List 45.

FAIR, Mrs. Mary nee CAUL, occupier of Coffee Palace Yarrawonga in 1896.  Premises caught fire, servant Isabella WATSON raised alarm; police have suspicions it was deliberate. 13 pages, List 30.

FAIR, Minnie, Toorak.  Wrote re her husband who went to the U.S. and divorced her.  She has 2 children and needs assistance.  2 pages, List 18.

FAIRBAIRN, Emily, c26 years, single, born Penshurst, took poison in tea rooms at 94 Spencer Street Melbourne in 1910; no prosecution.  10 pages, List 96.

FAIRBURN, Harry, elderly, found in destitute condition in Mansfield in 1898, local Nelson PETERS paid to take care of him for 4 weeks, but he dies.  Claimed to have had a brother James in Sydney.  Police there find James’s widow Charlotte Lindsay Fairburn, but she says man is imposter, Harry died years ago.  Police confirm that’s who he was.  16 pages, List 21.

FAIRHALL, A.E., Mount Lofty, S.A., asks whereabouts of Leonard Fairhall in 1905; was gaoled for two years in 1902, formerly worked for Sir Frederick SARGOOD.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

FAIRS, David.  Father Eric Newton Fairs sentenced to gaol in Adelaide, gave his son David to a woman, (a prostitute) who in turn gave him to a Mrs. BUCHANAN of South Yarra, to look after, and subsequently married – SCARLETT, and now, 1938, claimed David back.  Police ascertain that the child’s mother is known as Sybil O’NEILL, and that she and the father were divorced.  David sent to father.  5 pages, List 2.

FALL, John, of Meerlieu near Stratford. File re suspected poisoning of family and ill feeling between them and neighbour John McCamey. 28 pages, List 1.

FALVEY, Caroline, wrote from Riddells Creek in 1900, had been deserted by her husband Timothy.  She had been partly supported by her father Thomas CLARK, but local police say they’ve had a falling out.  Not found.  9 pages, List 46.

FANNING, Frederick, wrote from Rookwood Hospital in 1906 for the address of his father P.H. and uncle H. MADDEN.  Sister Lottie located and states he is in an asylum.  6 pages, List 71.

FARMER, G.  Employed briefly by detective department as a ‘special’ in 1865, but found not suitable for permanent employment.  4 pages, List 4.

FARMERS UNION HOTEL, (Jeffrey’s) Beaulah.  Burnt down in 1894, as was Robert Jeffrey’s tailor shop.  Report on, servant Mina KAY and Assyrian hawker Michael COORY also mentioned.  6 pages, List 38.

FARR, Myles Ariel, Bendigo, complained in 1908 that his neighbour Mrs. Albert KUHN, of the European Hotel was mistreating her children.  She complains of him.  Detailed report.  11 pages, List 85.

FARRAN, Mrs. A.V., Ballarat, writes in 1895; her husband is an ex constable who has had little work.  She asks for his re-instatement; refused.  9 pages, List 28.

FARRAR, Mrs Ellen, Fitzroy, seeks some sort of employment in police force in 1911; she is the widow of William Henry Farrar who was in the force.  4 pages, List 100.

FARRELL, John.  His sister Mrs. BURKE of South Yarra wrote in 1895, asking if the person who died in Sydney as a result of skylarking is her brother; response states it was not him, he is still working in newspaper office there.  16 pages, List 28.

FARRELL, P.P., Collingwood, complained in 1903 that his neighbour Mrs. WARD, had robbed him; police report she is c60 years of age and he is eccentric.  8 pages, List 67.

FAULKNER, Samuel, wrote from Mildura in 1899; has heard his brother Joseph W. Faulkner died some time ago in Melbourne, asks details.  Confirmed, estate went to father Joseph in Oxford, U.K.  6 pages, List 42.

FAWNS, Rev Cecil, Warden of the house of Mercy, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1911 on behalf of Matron re the character of Mrs McSHADY of South Melbourne, who wanted her daughter sent to her.  Interviewed, she admits she is living with him and has been separated from her husband James FOLEY for some years.  6 pages, List 98.

FAY, Edith E., Grafton, wrote in 1917 re her husband William A., missing for 3 years.  He was c60 years old.  His sister in a convent is now dead.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

‘FEDERAL’ SHIPWRECK. Very large file re disposal of bodies etc. 1901.  List 1.

FEIGLIN, Moses, of Shepparton, wrote in 1919 re his son Abraham’s failure to report under the Aliens Act.  4 pages, List 3.

FENECH, Frank, late of Brighton, sought by Austro Hungarian Consulate in 1909; found in Egypt.  6 pages, List 87.

FENTON, Alfred, c30 years, boarded with Mrs. COLLIER in Hawksburn and worked for DANKS & SONS, disappeared suddenly in 1910; suicide feared.  Brother F.J. Fenton, Sale, asks police help, not to be made public.  15 pages, List 54.

FENTON, Jane, left husband Michael in Perth in 1896, taking 5 year old son with her.  Was a noted horsewoman, believed to have gone to uncle in Geelong, but located elsewhere.  8 pages, List 14.

FENTON, John William, sought by J.T. PETTETT of Melbourne in 1895, who writes on behalf of himself and other relatives.  Left Melbourne c13 months ago for Western Australia, worked a mine with Henry RICE, Lawrence DEVITT and Ernest LINSAY, some of whom were old friends.  Quotes report in Avoca newspaper.  Fenton is 38 years, born Victoria.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

FERGIE, William Seymour, barrister and solicitor and HORNBY, Ernest A., law clerk, committed fraud on M.U.I.O.O.F. and absconded.  Sighted in Colombo in 1900.  11 pages, List 46.

FERGUSON, Bella. Murdered child; investigation into her background, 1899.  List 1.

FERGUSON, Henry alias FRANKLIN.  Information sought by wife Mrs. Franklin, Newtown, Sydney in 1902; she hasn’t heard from him for 15 years.  Not found.  11 pages, List 61.

FERNBANK STATE SCHOOL.  Burned down in 1907.  Report on file; police believe the offender was David PETRIE, but the evidence was not strong enough to prosecute.  22 pages, List 82.

FERRIER, C., Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine, supposed to be in Melbourne, underage.  Found to have married John MAY.  3 pages, List 72.

FERRIS, David. Fined for disloyal remarks, 1915; resigned from Benalla Shire Council.  List 1.

FIDGE, Percy James, 27 years, last heard of 3 years ago at Turriff.  English solicitors wrote in 1911. 4 pages, List 99.

FIELD, Dora, foundling, found on doorstep of Mrs. FORBES of Albert Park in 1912 and given this name.  2 pages, List 33.

FIELD, Edwin, J.P., A1 Mine near Woods Point, advised in 1901 that Robert TATTERSALL was in a dying condition and should be removed to hospital.  6 pages, List 85.

FIELD, Thomas H., Bendigo, wrote in 1917 seeking re-admission in the police force, a returned soldier, 45 years. 1 page, List 72.

‘FIJI’ WRECK at Moonlight Head, 1891. File re burial expenses etc.  List 1.

FINLAY, Alice, Aborigine, enticed away from Cummerangunja Mission Station by Charles WILSON in 1900, and abandoned in Victoria.  2 telegrams only.  2 pages, List 44.

FINLAY, John.  Information sought by L. Finlay of Auburn NSW in 1902.  He was employed by police; found.  7 pages, List 61.

FINLAY, Percy, Mount Morgan, asks in 1915 if the Mrs McCormick murdered is his wife who left him ten years ago, taking their son Sidney and believed with a W. McCormick.  Response is it is not his wife.  5 pages, List 80.

FINLAY, Samuel, wrote from Foster in 1894, complaining that his 18 year old son Samuel was charged with shooting at birds, while his companion John JONESs was not charged, because he is the son of the Shire President. Report on claim.  4 pages, List 24.

FIRE PRETENTION ASSOCIATION.  Upper Maffra region.  President Donald MANSON, secretary M.  DRUMMOND, advise police of their existence in 1901.  Copy of Rules on file, 3 pages, List 53.

FIRMIN, Florence, Stanmore, Sydney, wrote in 1903, asking if Elizabeth MARTIN had ever kept a hotel in Melbourne between 1857 and 1866, possibly the wife of brewer P.J. Martin.  6 pages, List 67.

FISHER, Pauline, 15 years, suspected of concealment of birth at Belvior in 1866; – COVERDALE, manager of Telegraph Station paid to keep the matter quiet.  11 pages, List 78.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FISHER, W.T., Australasian Steam Navigation Co., Brisbane, wrote in 1904 re Minnie McPARLAN, born Dublin, c27 years, who went from Horsham to Melbourne in 1901.  Not found.  7 pages, List 68.

FITZCLARENCE, Roy, c19 years, charged with stealing car of Thomas Leigh BERRIDGE, school teacher, Heidelberg in 1928.  Photo in cowboy outfit.  2 pages, List 58.

FITZGERALD, (female) gives birth at Lying In Hospital Ballarat in 1902, claims she is a married woman named Murray from Kangaroo Flat, but this is false.  The unnamed child is cared for a nurse then committed to the Neglected Children’s Department.  The father is named.  This is an incomplete file.  4 pages, List 62.

FITZGERALD, Thomas Augustine.  Sought by mother Mrs. A. ALCHIN of McPhail, Dubbo, NSW in 1902.  He was working for a contractor named WALDRON.  Traced through various country areas.  10 pages, List 19.

FITZGERALD, William, nightwatchman, murdered at Perfection Knitting Mills in Fitzroy in 1928.  He was born in Waimate New Zealand in 1889, had served in their military and had sisters in New Zealand.  A very large file, with photos of the site where the murder took place.  List 58.

FITZPATRICK, Alexander. Owes two years’ maintenance on McKAY child, 1879. Second file: George REEVES, Tungamah writes 1883 re his paying attention to his sister.  List 1.

FITZPATRICK, Francis, miner, 38 years, deserted wife Emily and child at Rutherglen in 1906.  File covers 1906-1908 when warrant is cancelled.  13 pages, List 85.

FITZPATRICK, Mrs. G. of Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1918 re Daniel DUSTING and his family.  Not found.  4 pages, List 3.

FITZPATRICK, Johanna, died in Sunbury Asylum 1897; son James, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, approached to pay burial costs.  8 pages, List 41.

FITZPATRICK, John, St James, wrote to CCP in 1909 asking him to confirm details of his police service in the 1860s as he knew him then.  4 pages, List 90.

FITZPATRICK, R., Royal Mail Hotel, Broken Hill, sent a valuable violin, a Francesco Rugguerie, to – BROWN of Melbourne for repair in 1910; hasn’t been returned.  6 pages, List 96.

FITZROY, 149 Brunswick Street.  Fire there in 1900; owned by Edward WARING, and Mrs. Harriett ATTWOOD and Thomas LOVE had shops there.  7 pages, List 49.

FITZROY, 343 Brunswick Street.  Fire at in 1900; owned by John KENNEDY, grocer, occupied by Mrs. Margaret SMITH, widow, dressmaker.  2 pages, List 50.

FITZROY, 36 St. David’s Street.  Fire at in 1900; occupied by Mrs. Margaret HILLIARD, seen by Dolph SCHMUTSCH and John WALKER who broke in and put fire out.  Owner Peter GIBAUD.  2 pages, List 50.

FITZSIMMONS, Henry, committed to asylum after damaging church property with a knife in 1870.  6 pages, List 30.

FLAD, Thomas, blacksmith, 53 years, charged in 1917 with exposing himself to Edith Dorothy WHITE, 9 years, and Thelma SOLOMON, 8 years, both of Northcote; confession on file.  Subsequently suicide. 15 pages, some repetition, List 97.

FLAGSTAFF GARDENS. Report re vandalism in, broken statues, 1875. List 1.

FLANNERY, Patrick J., drowned himself in the Saltwater River in 1908.  Mrs M. Flannery, Mudgee NSW wrote asking if it was her husband who deserted her 7 years ago.  He is found alive.  6 pages, List 86.

‘FLASHDALE’ Champion Clydesdale, died suddenly on the farm of his owner Corrie Spencer RODDA near Jeparit in 1928 and found by him.  Owner suspected poisoning.  Employee Peter HARVEY and local vet Thomas BELL provide statements.  A very detailed report is provided.  23 pages, List 58.

FLEMING, -. Unemployment agitator, report re his presence at concert at Exhibition building for Duke and Duchess, 1901. List 1.

FLEMING, Mrs Mary, Brisbane Qld, wrote in 1910 re William R. BLAKE, to whom she lent a large amount of money, described.  He is practicing as a dentist; brother in law is THOMOSITTO, a baker.  Found.  10 pages, List 97.

FLEMING, Tasman, deserted wife B. and 3 children at Zeehan Tasmania in 1912 and ran off with Ida O’BYRNE, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found, Ida has had his child.  7 pages, List 101.

FLETCHER, William Robert, sought by mother Elizabeth, Richmond, in 1911.  He left home in 1908 and hadn’t been heard of since; addicted to drink.  Not found.  6 pages, List 97.

FLETT, James Ford, deserted wife Ruby and four children at Williamstown in 1911; found but maintenance payments fall behind.  5 pages, List 104.

FLEURY, Achille & Co., Criterion Hotel, Ballarat, wrote to government in 1860, asking if a proposed play was legal entertainment; copy of script on file.  List 27.

FLEXMORE, Ronald. Fifteen year old son of Alfred, took money and disappeared in 1919. File covers search for him and includes a photo. 18 pages, List 1.

FLEXMORE-CONLIFFE, Frederick Charles.  Wife writes from Kalgoorlie in 1906; he left her and child in Perth 3 years ago and went to Melbourne to obtain work, but has sent little money.  Is a scenic painter, formerly employed at the Wax Works in Bourke Street.  Found.  List 24.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FLINT, Alfred, sought by father Edward, Balmain, Sydney, in 1908.  He was at Richmond, but hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Photo on file.  7 pages, List 84.  [See introduction re arrangements in copying photographs.]

FLOOD, Nellie, Ward of the State, 1900. Living at Echuca when charged with setting fire to haystack of Mrs. Annie MASLEN with whom she was living. Makes claim again Constable George FAULKNER of Echuca which is investigated and disproved; taken to Good Shepherd Convert. 30 pages, List 2.

FLOWER, Albert C.  A child living with Mrs. Elizabeth REICHEL/RIGHTELL in Fitzroy in 1899, neighbours report her cruelty to Society for Prevention of Cruelty who ask police to investigate.  Mother of child has remarried to Thomas TANGYE and is now living in NSW.  26 pages, List 17.

FLOWERS, Nellie.  File re her adoption from the Infant Asylum by Mr and Mrs. Fred SHOLER, subsequent complaint about Mrs Sholer being a prostitute, removal of Nellie and placement with Mrs. E. MOLONEY.  Nellie was 7 in 1894.  41 pages, List 13.

FLYNN, Thomas, publican at Beveridge in 1866, complains to police of sly grog sellers, 6 pages, List 14.

FOAD, Edward, 37 years, died suddenly near Nagambie in 1912; police write to English police to help find relatives after finding a contributions book of the National Sailors & Fireman’s Union, issued in London in 1911.  Details of burial etc given.  13 pages, some damaged.  List 103.

FOAKES, George.  Died at Ballarat boarding house in 1907; letter from sister Mary Ann in Essex found.  List 80.

FOGG, R., wrote from Albert Park in 1904, asking police to help get his sister Dorothy away from her father who was neglecting her.  Police can’t interfere; file gives background.  5 pages, List 10.

FOLKS, William.  Query in 1902 whether he can be charged with an offence as he also uses the name LINDSAY.  He is illegitimate, his mother subsequently married Lindsay.  7 pages, List 16.

FOON, Willie, Bendigo.  Wrote 2 letters in 1909 seeking money promised for acting as informer in Chinese lottery prosecution there. Solicitor’s letter also on file.  14 pages, List 90.

FOOTIT, Clara.  Sought by W.C. BREWERS, carrier, Goongarrie, W.A. in 1908.  They were engaged about 10 years ago, but he broke it off because of her misconduct; found, now Mrs. John GRAHAM.  16 pages, List 85.

FORBES, John, bricklayer, South Yarra, attempts to have his eldest daughter removed from the Reformatory in 1887.  Chief Commissioner asks for report on him and his circumstances.  4 pages, List 56.

FORD/FOORD, George.  Wife Ann of Carlton fears he has deserted her, 1869.  He is Cornish, 44 yrs old, they have two children, she is destitute and has breast cancer.  10 pages, List 4.

FORD, Gertrude, 61 years, Fitzroy, charged with murdering Alice Ivy KELLY after performing abortion in 1928.  Kelly’s sister was Irene Ethel Alice BURROWS.  A large file, with some duplication, List 58.

FORD, Jane Elizabeth, file shows arrangements of her being sent to her father John in Victoria from interstate, 1900.  File is incomplete, but reference to him being wanted for wife desertion.  5 pages, List 49.

FORD, John, 70 years, wrote from Sydney in 1911 re address of daughter, the wife of Ralph NELSON, who was on trial.  Found.  7 pages, List 100.

FORD, Mrs William H., nee Rosabella TILLETT, and her children Reginald Percy, Dudley Arnaud, Charles, Undine Emily and Vera Jessica, were sought by Herbert Harry Ford, Molong, NSW,  her son  and their siblings, in 1913.  Found.  5  pages, List 93.

FORTESCUE, Arthur H., wrote from East Charlton in 1903, applying to become a sly grog detective.  4 pages, List 19.

FORTUNE, Thomas. Charged with vagrancy 1914, born Victoria c1855, widower, given room in private home in Carlton by Elizabeth HALL.  List 1.

FOSS, Alice, writes from Gunnedah NSW in 1900.  Husband Thomas, former policeman at Balranald, supposedly left Melbourne for home, but she’s heard nothing for some months.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.

FOSS, Thomas, left wife and three children in Balranald NSW in 1899.  He had been in the NSW police but “got into trouble over a barmaid Charlotte PETERSON”.  His wife wrote in 1900, seeking maintenance, and enclosed a photo of a woman, seems to be Peterson.  Police interview Peterson’s sister Mrs. COWLEY in Ballarat.  12 pages and photo, List 45.   (List is a different file from the one above.)

FOSTER, Mrs. Elizabeth, Dandenong State Forest, asks for help in 1896.  She has 2 children of her own and 4 grandchildren, 12, 10, 8 and 6, children of Abel KAY, to maintain and can’t find food for them.   Police report she has a house and land near the Mitcham Railway Station and a shop and cottages in Collingwood let to Jack WREN for a tote.  16 pages, List 36.

FOSTER, Mary, Collingwood, asks in 1896 if the Foster who is on trial for fraud in Sydney is her husband Thomas.  They have been married for 21 years, were in North Qld for 4 years when he suggested she go ahead to Melbourne and he would join her, but he never did.  She is 55 and ‘getting up in years’ and needs support.  Not him.  5 pages, List 37.

FOSTER, Miss Ursula, Windsor, rode her bicycle through a children’s procession in 1899 and was reprimanded by traffic constable.  She complains, and William H. IRVINE of Armadale supports her.  11 pages, List 41.

FOSTER, William.  His unnamed wife in Brisbane Hospital writes to police in 1904, wanting him to support her as she is leaving there shortly.  He was living in South Melbourne.  Police find he died that year, but beforehand declined to help her because she had left him 11 years previously.  7 pages, List 10.

FOUBISTER/FOUBISTUER, Florence C., wrote from Campbell’s Creek in 1909 re her husband John George, 55 years, believed to be in Melbourne where his brothers James and Robert were.  Not found.  6 pages, List 70.

FOWLER, Mary, Carlton, formerly a publican, wrote in 1900 asking police help in getting a neighbor HENRY (a German) to give her access to her newly purchased property in Duke St. Brunswick; he had put up a fence and kept dogs.  4 pages, List 46.

FOX, Katie, 24 years, spinster, accidently burnt and subsequently died in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 43.

FOX, Samuel, 14 years, left his home in Mildura and joined a steamer to Morgan then to South Australia.  In 1908 parent S.J. asked police to find him; not found.  Note on file ‘Father is a half caste, mother is a white woman.’  6 pages, List 84.

FRAME, John, South Yarra, child Eric J., not vaccinated in 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.  11 pages, List 51.

FRANCIS, John. A lunatic. File re removing his effects to the Kerang police station, and unpaid account of John O’HEARN, 1880. 7 pages, List 2.

FRANCIS, William Nichol, long term employee of Port Melbourne Council, married, with an adult family, accused in 1903 of interfering with 5 year olds Walter WILLIAMS (son of Walter) and Roy LAUDER (son of Lydia).  Warning: this is quite a confronting file.  14 pages, List 67.

FRANKLIN, Horace J., bookseller, Bourke St., Melbourne.  Allegation indecent books being sold there; flyers on file.  9 pages, List 58.

FRANKLIN, Sarah, living apart from her husband and with – GIRDLESTONE and 6 month old child in Fitzroy in 1909, and in poor circumstances.  Report on.  4 pages, List 53.

FRASER, George James, Kookynie, W. Aust., wrote in 1905 re father’s Will, has not received his share; Joseph REWCASTLE is executor, interviewed.  8 pages, List 23.

FRASER, Katherine. Shot her husband Dr. Paul Fraser, 1899.  List 1.  In 1908 she wrote from London, asking police to confirm that her husband had filed for divorce; gives details of her activities since leaving Australia and claims to have already divorced him.  The file is incomplete.  5 pages, List 85.

FRASER, Margaret, wife of David, Kensington, attempted suicide in 1911.  Daughter Myrtle, 16 years, neighbor Bridget GREEVES.  7 pages, List 98.

FREDERICKSON, Mrs. Catherine of Richmond. Applied to run a travelling show in 1895; ‘she is a lady boxer, girls are high kickers and songsters, men heavyweight lifters and sword swallowers’.  List 1.

FREEDOX, John, sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1895; had been in Tasmania, formerly in Salvation Army, now living with Mrs. MOOD.  Found in gaol.  8 pages, List 25.

FREEMAN, Caleb, Maryborough Qld., wrote in 1912 re his wife who ran away in 1910 with Charles or Goldbarg KHAN of Antwerp,   Khan has written that she has died; seeks confirmation. Police find that he has deserted her and she is living with Curum DEEN/DEHAN at Rainbow; has several young children with her.  17 pages, List 103.

FREEMAN, H. of Sydney, wrote in 1917, seeking details of Albert BUCKLEY, a former Melbourne abortionist.  Included physical details and a pencilled sketch.  7 pages, List 3.

FREEMAN, S., wrote from Adelaide SA in 1899; she has had the illegitimate  male child of George PERRIN for 8 years, and he has paid maintenance but not recently.  He was believed to be in Melbourne, a sharebroker with a wife and family, from whom he was separated, at Watervale in S.A.  Not found.  24 pages, List 42.

FRENCH CONVICTS.  Military Inspectors from New Caledonia visited Melbourne in 1884, inspected French prisoners and provided information about their backgrounds and previous convictions.  Those identified were:  Jean M. PORTES alias MARCELLIN, Jean HERMAN alias STIEFLERT, Gabriel GAVALLI/GILVALIER, alias Emile (political prisoner), Edward DESCHINS alias TOUSSAINT, Lorenzo DE MAZURS, alias Enrico.  11 pages, List 56.

FREES, Mrs. Boarding House Keeper, Melbourne, wrote in 1896 re Robert and Rachel Ida THOMAS and their two children Augustus and Maude had come to stay with her the previous year.  Both parents left, promising to pay for children’s care, but had never done so.    Rachel Thomas had previously kept a hotel in Perth WA; her first marriage was to HAZEL, a hotelkeeper in Qld.  Couple found in Sydney, impoverished, and Maud sent to them.  14 pages, List 36.

FREESTONE, Mrs. Ellen, Maryborough, 1895, submits account for looking after VENNELL children while mother on trial for murder.  22 pages, List 25.  See also VENNELL entry for another file on this case.

FRENCH ISLAND PROGRESS ASSOCIATION.  Complain to police in 1915 about Miss Edith LOWE of Northcote, who arranged two concerts there in aid of the Red Cross, but has refused to hand over the proceeds to them.  15 pages, some in pencil.  List 2.

FRESHWATER CREEK.  Fire destroyed property, formerly a hotel, now a house rented by Mr. BUCKLEY who had just left.  Property owned by Mrs. Catherine SKINNER.  Insurance company suspect foul play, ask report.  36 pages, List 30.

FREY, Alice, took ill on train to Melbourne in 1912; police had to call for medical aid and get her to hospital; 26 years, parents dead.  2 pages, List 103.

FREZIER, Mrs W.A., Perth, wrote in 1910 re her husband W. Andrew, who had deserted her.  Note:  writing is very faint.  9 pages, List 96.

FRIEND, George H. Secretary of Post Office and Telegraph Department Annual Road Race organisation in 1899. Asks police department to reconsider their ban on bike road races as the event has already been organised; department agrees. Poster advertising race on file. 5 pages, List 2.

FRITH, Herbert, deserted wife Alleyn at Albert Park in 1912; barman, 29 years, Victorian native, believed in Adelaide ‘with his fancy woman’.  Letter from him on file.  No photo.  21 pages, some repetition.  List 92.

FRITH, William, died in Geelong gaol in 1900.  Police find a letter from his son Arthur in Northam W.A., and contact him re payment of burial expenses.  7 pages, List 45.

FROSINI, Ademura.  Information sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1907.  Found.  6 pages, List 83.

FROST, Charles, has used name SELHURST, ‘very well connected’ had been on squatting station in NSW.  Confidential enquiry sought by brother Herbert, Newcastle, NSW in 1903.  Found to have attempted suicide.  10 pages, List 67.

FROST, James, a candidate in the 1927 Preston Municipal elections, investigated for irregularities in getting people to fill in postal votes.  Mrs. Emma McNESS and her daughters Daisy Nellie and Ruby Olive were innocently involved; J.P. John Thomas ELLINSON, 78 years and partly deaf, was used by Frost.  20 pages, List 59.

FRY, George, Queenstown Tasmania, wrote in 1917 asking police to get his wife and two children living in Brunswick to return home; report finds 17 year old daughter is awaiting an operation.  16 pages, List 72.

FRY, William, sought by wife Emily, Erskineville NSW in 1912; described.  He deserted 6 years ago, c48 years, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 105.

FUHRMEISTER, Emily Maud, Ballarat; explains in 1913 why her children Dorothy, Francis Henry and Edward Ralph have been placed in State care.  4 pages, List 93.

FULLER, Frances, daughter of Mrs. Agnes, gave birth to child in Maryborough in 1865, reputed father Henry GILL.  Report on background and inquest file on child who died.  10 pages, List 53.

FULLER, Malcolm Francis, c29 years, boot finisher, sought by wife Ethel Mary Leichardt; left 3 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 93.

FULLERTON, Fernie Finemore, 15 years, gave birth to illegitimate child at Salvation Army Home, Fitzroy, in 1916.  Alleged father Harold M. BUTLER, Yarrawonga, found to have enlisted, so no charges laid.  5 pages, List 78.

FULLWOOD, P., Laverton, W.A., wrote in 1911.  He married Ettie STONE in WA some years ago, asks her background.  She is living with her brother.H. BROWN.  2 pages, List 100.

FURLONG, Mary Cecilia, rang away from her home in Brighton in 1894, aged 16 years.  Father William R., professor of music, takes out warrant and charges her with vagrancy.  Anonymous letters claim she was ill-treated by step-mother MACKAY nee DOUGLAS.  In 1896 police interview neighbour Mrs ANDERSON and others who confirm claim.  Suspicion that she may have been murdered and house and grounds searched, but nothing found.  Cousin Mrs. Thomas CHAPLIN receives letter from her; various other relatives are interviewed, but no trace.  Brothers were William and Frank.  Stepmother’s claims to having been ’in society’ in Queensland disproved.   Not found.  Faded photo of Mary on file.  See instructions re how to order copy of a photo.   Very large file, List 37.

FURNELL, Mrs. S., Hawksburn, reports in 1904 that daughter Ada is missing; is 35 years and ‘mentally weak’.  Located in asylum under another name.  4 pages, List 68.

FYANS, Foster. A remittance man, left wife 26 years ago, missing and believed dead, but found, 1906.  List 1.

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GADSDON, Emily, George and Clara.  Anonymous letter alleges that neighbour Frederick W. JONES has interfered with Gadsdon’s daughter Clara in 1899.  Both families were market gardeners at Highett.  Jones was c 30 years old.  Gadsdon family lived on land owned by Walter HOWELL, adjoining Jones.  Local police have her examined and no trace of offence found; they give reason for ‘trumped up’ claim.  18 pages, List 43.

GAFFNEY, Philip, deserted wife Johanna and 6 children in Brunswick in 1881; Irish, brickmaker, 32 years, sister at Yabba Yabba near Shepparton.  In 1897 she asks police if Terence Philip Gaffney is him; no.  9 pages, List 20

GALE, Samuel. Married Hannah MURPHY in Cork Ireland in 1872 as GEALE; married Belinda LOFT in Melbourne in 1885. Bigamist.  List 1.

GALLAGHER, Charles, Perth, West Australia, wrote in 1901 re his brother Daniel, not heard from for 3 years, was then in Outtrim.  Found.  7 pages, List 49.

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Percival.  Someone, possibly his parents, (letter not on file) enquired for him in 1900.  Letter on file confirms he jumped overboard from the New Guinea while working his passage; had a brother in South Africa.  Letter from E. EDWARDS of Fernbank Gippsland on file, cousin Harry CORKE interviewed.  14 pages, List 22.  See also Missing Friend entry.

GALLAGHER, George, Singleton NSW wrote in 1904, detailing his troubles and asking police for help to find his wife Ernestina and their seven children.  Police find she is in gaol and the children in the Industrial Schools.  6 pages, List 11.

GALLAGHER, Joseph, Port Darwin, wrote in 1918 claiming that uncle Thomas NOWLAN had died at Stawell under the name of OSBORNE some years previously and left his wealthy estate to him.  10 pages, List 74.

GALLAGHER, Roy, deserted wife Elvira Alexandra at Geelong in 1928.  His sister Mrs. O’NEIL lived at Burwood.  Anonymous letter claims he is working in that area; not found.  9 pages, List 58.

GALLERY, Frank, wrote to police in 1912, assuming the name George Henry BEATH, claiming that Mary GALLERY, 12 years old, was living with a woman known as Mrs CHILDS (Fanny STEPHENS) and her husband, and sharing the same bed.  Investigation showed this was false; her parents were ill and the child is being cared for by CHILDS.  Frank is the child’s uncle and wants the care of her.  4 pages, List 103.

GALLERY, Francis.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1914, complaining about local police harassment since 1909.  In that year Patrick JOYCE attempted a robbery nearby, and was shot by police.  Police report he has a drinking problem. 7 pages, List 3.

GALLOP, George.  Wrote from Colac in 1904, offering police free samples of his medicinal oil for treatment of sore feet.  List 16.

GALVIN, Timothy, died in police hospital in 1862.  Very detailed file which includes his will, inventory of estate and disposal of assets, arrangements for burial and memorial, and two letters from brother Jeremiah at Laharn, Killorglin, Co Kerry Ireland, one of which describes their father’s last illness. 25 pages, List 69.

GALWEY, George, Boort, applied for Old Age Pension in 1901, stated he had a son George in Qld.  Son found, but declines to support him.  6 pages, List 51.

‘GAMBIER’ SHIPWRECK, 1891. Body identified by son as Mrs. TREWENACK and sent to Adelaide, but daughters say it is not her. Then believed to be wife of Joseph BAKER of Broken Hill, but he says she’s really the wife of Albert DAVIDSON, butcher of Redfern.  List 1.

GANNAWAY, James Frank., former clergyman, arrested in 1895 for incest on daughter Alice Emily at Nunawading.  Her seven children by him were all taken into care.  Medical bill for childbirth disputed by police department.  27 pages, List 31.

GAPES, Alice, Kalgoorlie, W.A., wrote in 1916 re her husband Richard who left there with Mrs. KERR, known as Margaret FARMER, and her daughter, after selling his farm at Coomberdale.  He was born Koroit, Victoria, and is in arrears of maintenance.  7 pages, List 78.

GARBUTT, John and family, of South Melbourne.  Suspected poisoning of, 1894.  6 pages, List 13.

GARDINER, Mrs Agnes E., Mirboo, in 1912 claims she needs protection from husband Alfred Hall, who is drinking.  They have 3 children, Irene, Lorraine, Noel.  Police claim she is not right in the head.  11 pages, List 105.

GARGARO, Pasquale, 18 years, and Domenico, 14 years, sought by father Giacomo in Melbourne in 1880.  They came from Italy with Vincenzo PIZZO, a street musician, who paid their fares and for whom they are working.  He is found interstate, demands refund before revealing their address.  18 pages, some very faint.  List 76,

GARRICK, Mrs. Teresa, died in Fitzroy in 1896; body exhumed as police suspect an abortion; mother Mrs. Ellen HENDY says she had a stillborn child.  21 pages, List 131.

GARRIGUES, Benoit Andre, died Tarnagulla 1875.  French Consul in Melbourne asks details re cause of death, will etc., in 1898.  Detailed report provided.  4 pages, List 19.

GARSDEN, W.  Wrote from Northam, W.A. in 1900, asking police to try and find his watch, lost when arrived in Melbourne from U.K. and drunk.  3 pages,  List 14.

GARTH, Murray.  Complicated story involving Ida HYAMS (divorcee) who went into partnership with him in Garth Trading Co, but they had a falling out.  In 1931 he was tied up and assaulted by Frank ROBERTS, her gardener, (lived in Camberwell) and Albert EASTWOOD, her driver, (lived at Port Melbourne).  Large file, List 4.

GARVEY, Bridget. Gave birth to illegitimate child 1894; charged with false registration and abandoning it. Two files. List 1.

GARVIE, Mary E., Aldgate, South Australia, wrote in 1904 re family of Samuel James SMITH, surgeon dentist, brother in law of late G.L. GEORGE, dentist.  He married Emily Marion JOHNSON in South Melbourne c1876, had children Arthur and Violette Ethel Hester who married Leonard V. ARROWSMITH.  Smith went to gaol for forgery and subsequently deserted his family.  He is a beneficiary in an estate.  10 pages, List 68.

GARVIE, William Henry, sought by mother at Miner’s Rest.  She has seen a report of the accidental death of a William Garvey and asks if it is her son; no. His brother John is interviewed.  8 pages, List 93.

GARVIN, Louisa, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1911; neighbor was Ada TEMPLE.  6 pages, List 95.

GASCOIGNE, Captain James.  Believed to have died in Torres Straits shipwreck in 1869.  Widow Harriet requests any papers etc. found be given to her.  Query re case from Brisbane.  She is second wife, first wife was Sarah.  5 pages, List 4.

GAS INDUSTRY STRIKE, 1920. Large file re police used, complaints re filthy conditions in canteen etc.  List 1.

GASKELL, Mrs. Dick, Cessnock, NSW, asks police in 1917 to find her husband and get him to send maintenance; he is a fireman on the S.S. ‘Tarcoola’.  5 pages, List 75.

GASPERO, Matteo.  Admitted to Kew Asylum in 1914.  Brother Jins wrote from Currawarra NSW, asking details.  8 pages, List 32.

GASTON, Percy, Mansfield, deserted wife Janet in Sydney in 1903; is a returned South African soldier, 32 years.  7 pages, List 64.

GATEHOUSE, James, accidentally shot himself at Parer’s Hotel in Melbourne in 1913.  A labourer, 30 years.  7 pages, List 93.

GATELY, Mary Ann, licensee of the Gelantipy Hotel, Buchan, charged with licensing offence in 1895.  Brother Thomas COX.  12 pages, including newspaper cuttings, List 28.

GATENBY, J.W. of Clifton Hill, wrote in 1906.  He had been assaulted by larrikins.  Police report that his 40 year old son, who is ‘not in his proper state of mind’ had attacked them first.  10 pages, List 4.

GATHEN, A., dairyman, Albert Park, reports that his servant Lizzie HORNE has had an illegal operation performed by Dr. Thomas HODGSON of Fitzroy in 1897.  Report on claim, statements taken and on file.  No charge laid.  12 pages, List 40.

GAUDION, John.  Shot by 22 year old Arthur LAMBLE near Healesville in 1901; Gaudion’s wife was Clara.  41 pages, some difficult to read. List 4.

GAULT, John, wrote from St. Kilda in 1900.  Had been accepted into the police force, but couldn’t produce birth certificate as was born in Northern Ireland.  1 page, List 44.

GAUNT, Captain Guy, H.M.S. Challenger, advised in 1911 that he was landing in Melbourne with his car a Hupmobile.  2 pages, List 100.

GAUNT, T. Watchmaker, Bourke St., complains of musicians busking on footpath, 1880.  5 pages, List 4.

GAUSLAND, Caroline, wrote from Port Adelaide in 1912, asking if man who shot himself in Melbourne was her husband Neil HANSEN.  She has not lived with him for over 12 years.  He uses different names but right one was Christian Enval Endresen Gausland Neil.  Police reply it is not her husband.  4 pages, List 33.

GAUT, T.W.  Information sought by wife who wrote from Wahroonga, Sydney in 1901.  He is a ’balloonist and phrytechnist’ who goes under the name GAUNT, and has left her and their 3 children destitute.  Not found.  13 pages, List 52.

GAVIN, Thomas Henry, stevedore, arrested for larceny and placed in gaol in Melbourne 1900.  Writes protesting innocence and states  Thomas BOYES of Franklin St., with whom he has lodged, will vouch for him, which he does.  16 pages, List 45.

GAVIN DUFFY, J., solicitor, asks in 1905 that Eugene HERLIHY be admitted to force although a ‘trifle too short’; refused.  2 pages, List 23.

GAY, William, married M.M. MURPHY in New Zealand in 1876.  The pair came to Victoria.  In 1887 he was offered a government position in Hamilton; she refused to go there and they have been separated ever since.  In 1894 he is shire engineer at Stratford and alleges she committed bigamy with David BOYDON in 1890.  4 pages, List 24.

GAYNOR, E.J., ex constable No. 4104, seeks readmission to the force in 1895.  He resigned in 1889 to help father who had been persuaded to buy the CREMEAN HOTEL in Swan St., Richmond, and found the manager a drunk and a gambler.  2 pages, List 29.

GAZE, Edwin Thomas, Kew.  Attempted suicide in 1903, recovered.  Family requests to be kept from newspapers.  Police intend to charge, but Chief Secretary instructs them not to do so.  5 pages, List 19.

GEAKE, James Edward.  Large file re his fraud on William John VANDERBILT of Carlton, and others, and his subsequent arrest in Monte Video South America, on information supplied by George SKINNER in 1897.  Photo on file.  List 40.

GEARY, Patrick. Hanged for murder. Mary KENNEDY of Fitzroy claims body, claiming he is her brother. No truth in her claim.  List 1.

GEGGIE, John.  Imprisoned in 1887, he sends a letter to his wife from gaol, and receives one from his brother James; copies of both on file, along with police comments on them.  11 pages, List 56.

GEDDES, Ivy, 15 years, left her home in Ascot Vale in 1910.  Father Benjamin employed by Mayne Nickless and T. WARNE, secretary of the company writes on his behalf some months later.  6 pages, List 91.

GEDDES, Margaret.  Murdered at Shepparton in 1898.  Large file.  List 22.

GENDLE, Ada A.  Wrote from Stanmore NSW in 1906 re a Mr Gendle who left England many years ago, would now be 60-70 years.  Her late husband was trying to find him, possibly a relative.  James GENDALL found, but says he is not the person sought.  13 pages, List 14.

GEOGHEGAN, Kate, sought by mother Mrs. Catherine, Deniliquin NSW in 1896, last heard of in Geelong.  Not found.  11 pages, List 33.

GEORGE, Mrs. A.F., Fitzroy, reported in 1908 that her husband Ernest Albert was missing; 35 years, may be at Lyell Tasmania with Jim MAINE.  Not found.  7 pages, List 85.

GEORGE, Mrs Elizabeth, jumped into the Yarra river in 1912; rescued by Maurice COHEN.  She had 3 sisters and a brother Edward FARRELL in Sydney.  9 pages, List 102.

GEORGE, Elizabeth Jane and Edward, living at Ross’s Creek, Woods Point in 1906.  She writes objecting to a prohibition order placed on them by local constable.  Report states their children are neglected and ill fed as they spend money on drink.  7 pages, List 26.

GEPHART, Mrs.  Wrote from Daylesford in 1893 re newspaper report of child Emil Claud WILLIMOFF adopted by claimant of Robert RAND estate in NSW, now charged with fraud. She thinks it is her grandson, abandoned by his musician father, whose mother is dead.  Background of child and claimant given.  Warning: this file could be quite distressing to family members.  14 pages, List 25.

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GERT, [PERT?]Lydia, attempted suicide in 1917, lived in Barnett St., Kensington.  4 pages, List 71.

GIBBON, Stephen, Inglewood, wrote a threatening letter to the Railways Dept. in 1901 over a compensation claim that was rejected.  This is passed onto police who compile a report on him.  He is 80 years old.  7 pages, List 49.

GIBBONS, Dr., Sydney, published a 6 page booklet on nervous diseases and cures in 1896.  Mrs. HEADEN of Carlsruhe forwards a copy to the Chief Commissioner, asking for legal action; local school children found copies strewn around.  Locals interviewed include WEST family, SKIDMORE and school teacher Mr. WORTHINGTON.  12 pages, List 36.

GIBBS, Elfrida nee ROWE, Darlinghurst NSW; wrote in 1915 re husband Alfred Allen Gibbs, plasterer.  He has not supported her for 10 years; she has an adopted child to keep.  5 pages, List 80.

GIBBS, J., wrote from Ipswich Qld. in 1902 asking the date Ned SILVER  ‘a darkey’ was sent home to Ceylon; the late Thomas CHIRNSIDE had bought him to Victoria as a servant; former employees interviewed.  9 pages, List 62.

GIBBS, James.  Wife wrote from Clifton Hill in 1899; he had left over 3 years ago, leaving her with 4 children.  She has heard he is at Boggy Creek near Bairnsdale.  Found.  5 pages, List 76.

GIBSON, C.V., gardener, Corowa NSW, wrote in 1911 re his sons Charles and Joseph.  He placed them in the Home of Hope in Collingwood after the death of his wife, but no word from them, and is worried they are being mistreated.  Found. 7 pages, List 99.

GIBSON, Daniel William, surveyor, 45 years, sought by brother George in Melbourne in 1903; believed to be in W.A.  8 pages, List 66.

GIBSON, Edward. Attempted suicide at Northcote in 1918; wife Rose Ann. 7 pages.  List 1.

GIBSON, Henry, sought by son Alfred of Flinders St. in 1898.  He was a cabinet maker, left his wife in Adelaide; she is now dead as is his other son.  Not found.  14 pages, List 21.

GIBSON, Kate, licensed out to service from Brookside Reformatory to James PATTERSON, 64 years, farmer, Wedderburn, in 1894.  She makes allegation against him, but is not believed as reports from Hamilton and Casterton give her a bad reputation.  19 pages, List 38.

GIBSON, Mrs. Mary Jane.  File re a fire in a house occupied by her in St. Kilda in 1865.  Her proper name was DUNDEN, and police and insurance company suspect the fire was deliberately lit.  12 pages, List 4.

GILBERT, Ada, 15 years old in  1898, gives birth to illegitimate child at Epping; is in service to Edward TOUBURN and wife, who adopt it.  Police suspect he is father.  10 pages, List 21.

GILBERT, Bridget, died in Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in 1892; had been admitted in 1873.  Relatives sought to pay burial expenses, and identified as Mrs. Halibone who kept the Terminus Hotgel at Corowa at one stage, Charles, living at Trundle and Walter, saw mill proprietor at Coopernook under the name of George WALTERS.  20 pages, List 77.

GILCHRIST, John, c46 years, coal miner, deserted wife and three children at Charlestown via Newcastle, NSW in 1902.  12 pages, List 62.

GILCHRIST, Mrs. M., Sydney, widow, journalist, wrote in 1916 re her only son D.L., engaged to Marie POWELL, and hasn’t answered her letters.  File notes she was divorced from Gilchrist, a former chairman on the Stock Exchange and married again to – ALEXANDER but uses the name FANNING.  D.L. found in W.A. 11 pages, List 77.

GILES, Joseph Henry.  Occupier of house owned by John McINTOSH at Wonga Works, Stawell in 1900.  House caught fire and burnt down.  Insured with South British Insurance Co., who are given copy of report.  Statements from above plus George WALKER (old man), Henry WALKER (newsboy), Arthur WARD, George BATCHING.  11 pages, List 43.

GILES, Thomas.  Died suddenly at the Family Hotel, Portartlington in 1899.  Report on; brother took body for burial.  3 pages, List 17.

GILL, Annie Elizabeth, nee BOURKE, a widow, Abbotsford, found drowned in Yarra River in 1900.  Police establish she was in a relationship with Patrick Alexander BERGIN who visited her regularly.  Her daughter Rosa was in the local Convent, and her other sisters were a nun and a nurse in Adelaide, with another in Mooroopna.  13 pages, List 48.

GILL, Helena, Moss Vale NSW, in 1899 asks police to get John McKINNON, blacksmith, Kirk’s Bazaar, to pay maintenance on his child Stella.  Found.  List 103.

GILL, William, brother of H., the proprietor of the Hobart Mercury newspaper, left his son Bertie, 11 years, with Mrs. M.S. TILY of Carlton in 1895.  She complains of his failure to pay maintenance in 1897.  8 pages, List 40.

GILLBANK, Gordon, deserted wife Alice at Footscray c1913, ironmoulder.  She had to go to work to support the children, one of whom drowned.  In 1916 she asked police to locate him; found in NSW, living with another woman.  His relatives pressure her not to take legal action.  15 pages, List 77.

GILLICK, Margaret, nee DELAHUNTY, charged with concealment of birth after the bodies of two infants were found by workmen besides Harlen’s hotel at Warragul in 1899.  The suspected fathers were a local solicitor – GREY and a laborer named Michael DOYLE.  Her husband James had left some years ago.  Large file, List 43.

GILLIES, A.A. Constable No. 5771, enlisted and served overseas, lost hand; is ineligible to rejoin force because of injury.  10 pages, List 76.

GILLIES, Euphemia Isabel, bashed and raped by Michael QUIGLEY at Yendon in 1902.  Copy of evidence etc.  A large file, List 61.

GILLIES, Hugh, sought by brother Donald, Toowoomba Qld, in 1912.  He was last heard of at Williamstown.  Found to have died in 1898; death certificate on file.  Widow and daughter Mrs William BUXTON found.  16 pages, List 104.

GILLIGAN, William Herbert, 23 years, died of typhoid fever at Hughenden Hospital Queensland in 1899.  M. FINDLAY, matron, asks police to notify family in Kyneton.  The father was James.  7 pages, List 39.

GILMORE, Hubert S.  A Ward of State in South Australia, he is sent from there to Mrs. Sarah CURRAN in Sydney, via Melbourne.  8 pages, List 4.

GILPIN, O.  Warehouse in Malvern East caught fire in 1929.  Detailed confidential report on file.  Staff interviewed were Ejer RASMUSSEN and Bertram Thomas DROWLEY.  Contract electrician William HARRIS, Hawthorn gives possible explanation for fire.  6 photos of the damage on file and 18 pages.  List 89.

GIRDLESTONE, Mary nee GREEN, wife of a doctor, sought by nephew M. Green, Devonshire Arms Hotel, Youghal, Co Cork.  The couple lived apart.  Both had died and details given.  6 pages, List 86.

GIRVEN, Rose, Leederville, wrote in 1905 re her husband Thomas, who was supposed to have joined her there from Melbourne, but hasn’t done so or sent money.  5 pages, List 64.

GLANS, John, died Broadmeadows 1895, a Swede.  File re burial and sale of property.  24 pages, List 27.

GLANZ, Mrs Catherine, widow of John A.F., who died 20 years prior, wrote in 1908 seeking her brother in law Christian and details that would enable her to apply for pension.  6 pages, List 84.

GLASS, C.E.  Manager of Vic. Labor Institute, 1877.  Several letters from him and one from his clerk J.O. PENSON regarding the claim by William ALFREY that they had taken his money and sent him to J.B. ENDERS at Trentham for work, but there was none; he demands a refund.  Patrick DUNN mentioned as being employed at Enders, and several employment forms on file.  17 pages, List 5.

GLASS, Charles E., Melbourne, complains of behaviour of Mrs Joan KERR (TORRANCE) in claiming he has defrauded her.  Report states her friends have had her admitted to Convent.  11 pages, List 88.

GLASSON, Lucy, Koorootang, wife of Rev. Henry, who was 87 years old.  She asks police in 1905 to force Percy Edward HUBBARD, who was at Carlton, to support their daughter, his wife, and four children. 4 pages, List 69.

GLEESON, Catherine May.  Investigations regarding false information on a birth certificate in 1896; original enquiry not on file.  She was living with James Gleeson, brother of her late husband at Jumbunna, Gippsland, but the pair returned to N.S.W.  Not found and presumably certificate not altered.  11 pages, List 37.

GLEESON, William.  Wife M. writes from Canterbury, Sydney NSW in 1898 that he has left her and gone to Melbourne ‘a woman has been the cause of it’.  9 pages, List 16.

GLENDINNING, George, Ballarat, complained of local police in 1907.  Report states he has become erratic since becoming a Councillor.  He was an ex Mounted Constable, now preaching gospel addresses.  18 pages, List 84.

‘GLENELG’ SHIPWRECK. Large file, 1900.

‘GLEN HOLME’ Caulfield.  Licensee Miss E. HARCOURT complains in 1918 of police treatment in the capture of escaped patient Lilian Jane MARSHALL.  Detailed report; nurse Mary HEALY and Arthur G. MACKIE of ‘Barwon Downs’ give evidence. 24 pages, List 74.

GLEW, George Ernest, married Mary Evelyn WYNES at Footscray in 1914, both born in Tasmania.  In 1916 she admitted she was still married to Hans Thomas Peter HANSEN who had deserted her in 1912, enlisted, was wounded in battle and returned to confront her.  Copy of marriage certificate and very detailed case history on file.  14 pages, List 77.

GLOSTER, Fanny Maud. Sued Horton HOLDER, merchant and importer, for maintenance for two children, Gladys and Leslie, 1896.  List 1.

GLOVER, Samuel, son of late Samuel Edmund Glover, theatrical manager, who died in Scotland in 1860, sought by solicitors re estate in 1898; his mother has died.  Police find he is dead and his widow remarried to George ROPER.  9 pages, List 22.

GLUCK, Charles. Murdered Hugh Lavery at Beulah, 1900.  List 1.

GOBBI, Domenico.  Wrote from Day Dawn W. Aust., in 1902 re his under Gulian GOBBI, greengrocer.  6 pages, List 18.

GODDARD, Mrs. Walter, nee Nora FLYNN of Co. Limerick Ireland, sought by sister Katie in 1904; arrived Melbourne c1884.  7 pages, List 8.

GODENZI, Ellen Sinclair, 7 years old, daughter of Eliza,  indecently assaulted at Murrumbeena in 1912.  Was playing with friends Ethel HAINES, Jack BOX, Edie VIVASH and Robbie HILL when approached by unknown male and given a farthing, (which is on file) to accompany him.  13 pages, List  33.

GODFRED-SPENNING, Ellen, Auburn, wrote in 1907 re her husband Seren, hairdresser and tobacconist, who sold up in 1892 and disappeared.  She has received a letter from Qld signed JOHNSTON which she thinks is from him.  6 pages, List 71.

GODFREY, Ida. File re her actions in 1900; a Ward of the C/E Home for Children, Middle Brighton, she left her employer and lived with Thomas JEANS. She was then 17 years old, he 19 years old.  List 1.

GOGGINS, Mrs.  Gipps St., East Melbourne, Applies for financial assistance in 1874, husband is surveyor.  Unflattering report.  5 pages, List 31.

GOLDEN BAR MINE, Chiltern, manager – GORDON, reports that gold is being stolen.  Thomas ELLIOTT, manager RUTHERGLEN QUARTZ MINE criticizes local police inaction.  Investigation undertaken, but writing is very hard to understand.  29 pages, List 90.

GOOD TEMPLARS, Working Band Lodge 8, Collingwood.  Chief Templar C.A. BERGLUND complains in 1897 about Foster’s Lager Beer labels which are thrown around the street and stick to fences, posts etc.  Sample of label stuck on file.  7 pages, List 40.

GOODMAN, Mrs Sarah or PHELAN, in 1903 asked former employer Mr. H.J. MERCER of Drouin to mind her child briefly while she went to hospital, to which he agreed, but did not return to collect her.  She is found in the Women’s Refuge, destitute and with a new baby.  9 pages, List 67.

GOODSIR, Mrs. Anne. A widow in poor circumstances, living in Sydney in 1894, with two sons and a daughter Ruby, 8 years old. Answered advertisement for couple seeking to adopt young girl and handed her to John NEWTON, who claimed to be married and live in Adelaide. Child taken to Melbourne, and after a few days left at a lodging house run by Peter LEARNEN in Melbourne. Police find Newton gave false details and return child to mother. 20 pages, including letter from Ruby.  List 1.

GOOLD, J.S., Gladstone, South Australia, asks in 1911 if his daughter Catherine was recently married to – GEBERT; she is under age.  Found.  List 95.

GOON, Frank Sam. Chinese herbalist, Ballarat, 1909. Seeks evidence of wife Florence’s misbehaviour for divorce. Her maiden name is KEEN.  List 1.

GOOPY, John, Brisbane, wrote in 1907 re his sister Mrs. DUNN who left there suddenly, leaving 3 youngest children behind with elder daughter.  He asks her mode of living.  7 pages, List 70.

GORDON, Mrs. A. of Bendigo, writes in 1899 re a man found dead at Temora, is it her husband Robert John who has been absent for some considerable time; he is 46 years old. Police reply it was a George Gordon who died. 14 pages, List 2.

GORDON, George Eric, charged with murder of Richard and Catherine CLEMENTS at Bullumwaal, Gippsland in 1928. and subsequently found guilty.  A very large file, with photos of both the victims and offender’s homes.  List 58.

GORDON, James.  Mrs. A.M. BRIGHT of Beleura Mornington writes in 1876 re his ill-treatment of his children at Balcombe Creek.  He is a brewer.  10 pages, List 6.

GORDON, Marjory, 16 years, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1910; mother Annie.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 93.

GORDON, Stanley.  Born 1897, mother Bessie McNEILL of Brunswick.  Abandoned him on doorstep of Mrs. ROSENWAX in Latrobe St. in error, meant for Selina SUTHERLAND’s children’s mission.  Bessie is a widow with 3 children and destitute, and wanted him looked after for a few months.19 pages, List 18.

GOREY, Mrs. H. (Alice) wrote from Yanko Siding via Narandera, NSW in 1912, asking police help in getting her 13 year old daughter home.  She had left with the QUINLIVAN family at Bass, Gippsland; “they were to keep her and treat her as one of their own” and pay the mother a weekly amount, which they reduced.  They then said they would no longer have her at all.  Police co-operate.  7 pages, List 33.

GORMAN, Dennis, applies to join police force.  Mayor of Sebastopol, members of Ballarat Hackney Carriage committee and Ballarat councillors write in support, query why his name was taken off list.  10 pages, List 38.

GORMAN, Leslie, sailor, 25 years, sought by sister Hilda, Albany W.A. in 1909.  Not found.  6 pages, List 91.

GORMAN, Patrick.  1866 file re his being allowed to change his Ticket of Leave district to Longwood, and subsequently issued with a free certificate (ie was a criminal released early).  14 pages, List 3.

GORMAN, Patrick and Mary.  Living at Wy Yung in 1896 when local clergyman, D.B. VERLIN of Bairnsdale, asks Minister to find somewhere for them to go.  Agreed they will go to Bendigo Benevolent Home under police escort.  22 pages, List 35.

GOSCHE, Vesey R.  Writes from Sydney in 1906; he is Consul for Nicaragua.  His friend J.E. GIBSON recently arrived from Shanghai and went to Melbourne for a couple of days, but hasn’t returned.  7 pages, List 4.

GOSLING, Ellen.  Information sought by husband Thomas H., Pleasant Valley via Whitton, NSW in 1899.  She left him 7 years ago, believed to be living with Jerry AH TIE/TOY at Bendigo.  Confirmed.  10 pages, List 42.

GOSSLER, Frank.  Engineer, Melbourne, complains re actions of Mr. and Mrs. HEGARTY, who secretly arranged for Mrs. Kitty BRUEN to be admitted to Abbotsford Convent in 1915, 6 mths previously.  Mrs. Hegarty and her sister Kitty used to run the Railway Hotel at Yarraville, but the latter is an alcoholic. Gossler’s dau Mrs. Mona OGNAR is being blamed by Bruen, but she was innocent.  Another sister Mrs. POPJOY mentioned.   8 pages, List 2.

GOSTELOW, E., Sydney, wrote in 1912 sister in law Mrs T. CRAIG, last heard of in Fitzroy; found.  5 pages, List 104

GOUGH, Francis William, military deserter, living apart from wife Ethel, Abbotsford, in 1918.  Their child Rose Beatrice, 3 years taken by his mother Mrs. Rose WATSON and not returned.  Letter from him on file.  9 pages, List 74.

GOULD, Mrs. Charlotte Rebecca, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917; note on file.  Sister Mrs. CLEMENTS will look after her on release.  List 75.

GOULD, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Singleton NSW in 1907 regarding her niece Beatrice STONEHAM who she believes has committed suicide; police report no record of any such event.  5 pages, List 15.

GOULDING, Frank. His children are with Pollard’s Strolling Players, 1904.  List 1.

GOURDIN, Pierre Joseph.  Large file re identity of unknown male shot by police (Constable DUNGEY)at Yarra Glen in 1892.  At first believed to be Gourdin, but French Consul says he is in New Caledonia.  Deceased ‘Joey’ came from Alsac; photo of deceased on file.  List 18.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE.  Fire in 1897 in sitting room of Mrs. FREEMAN-THOMAS; handled discreetly by staff and fire brigade.  6 pages, 2 very faint.  List 40.

GRABNER, Louisa, wife of Fritz, curator of Camberwell municipal gardens, sued husband for maintenance in 1906.  Complicated case in which she complained to his solicitor – ROBERTS, about his conduct, and he swore she was insane and had her locked up by police.  She was released after a few hours and issued a warrant against JP J.F. WALKER and solicitor ROBERTS.  13 pages, List 34.

GRACE, Thomas Delores, charged with sending threatening letter to Mrs. Maria LAWLESS in 1895; had previously been charged with setting fire to their barn at Burramine, but been discharged.  Envelope in the name of KINGSLEY found in his possession.  She writes thank you letter to police.  24 pages, List 29.

GRACEY, Thomas, deserted wife Georgina at Dunolly c1904 and went to W.A.; last heard of in 1911.  In 1912 she took out a warrant for maintenance.  13 pages, List 103.

GRAHAM, Alice.  1906 file, includes number of letters from her from Irrewarra.  Admitted to an asylum; identified as Annie McRAE from Portland; “seems to be madness in the family”; former lover George LAMBLE mentioned.  57 pages, List 4.

GRAHAM, Dugald, sought by wife Charlotte E., Townsville Qld in 1918; not seen for 8 years, formerly lived at Nambour.  She has 4 boys, eldest is Archibald Heydon Graham.  Found living with another woman.  12 pages, List 74.

GRAHAM, Frederick, wrote from Brunswick in 1897 re his 18 year old son Frederick, employed by Mr. GILBERT on the Buchan Station.  He wrote that his was returning home (letter on file) but hasn’t done so, and family are concerned.  Found working in Bruthen.  8 pages, List 40.

GRAHAM, George A., wrote from Redfern Sydney in 1896 re his brother William, a signwriter and decorator, not heard from for 2 years, believed to be in Victoria.  He has seen a report of a death; not his brother.  8 pages, List 36.

GRAHAM, J.S., Bairnsdale.  In 1884 reported theft of jewellery he had imported from England.  8 pages, List 56.

GRAHAM, James (7 yrs) and Mary Ann (5 yrs).  Correspondence from Bendigo of 1864 re their admittance to a reformatory rather than an industrial school; their parents were both in gaol.  4 pages, List 4.

GRAHAM, Mary. Murdered at Ballarat in 1908.  William V. ILES, butcher, 33yrs, suspected and sought.  Robert Henry CRAIG picked up in error for him.  Arthur DEVER found body.  Large file, including 4 pages concerning letter from William BURNS of Waverley Sydney NSW re his missing daughter Mary, who married Daniel LEHY.  List 3.

GRANEY, M. Wrote from South Australia in 1913 re his wife, whom he had sent home to her mother Mrs. Laura PLOWRIGHT in Grassy Flat near Bendigo. Chinese gardener KIM COOK/KOOK mentioned.  List 1.

GRANLAND, George Arthur, Cue WA, wrote in 1909 re his wife and children Myrtle, Walter, Florry and Ella, who have left him for Victoria.  Found, she reports that neighbours helped her flee from his violence, he was treated for lunacy. 8 pages, List 88.

GRANT COMMON SCHOOL.  Building being used, and three houses nearby were all destroyed by fire in 1866.  Houses were owned by M. SMITH, William REED and LEE Bros; woman PEACH is a witness.  2 pages, List 6.

GRANT, Daniel Joseph, Constable, suicided at Donald in 1905.  Large file includes report on background to event, letter from cousin etc.  Large file, List 23.

GRANTHAM, Edwin, attempted suicide in 1909, had previously had nervous breakdowns.  Brother Walter is to look after him.  13 pages, some damaged, List 53.

GRAVENALL, Mrs Mary Ann, c40 years, attempted suicide in home of siter Elizabeth MURPHY, North Melbourne, in 1912.  She had had a nervous breakdown previously.  Hospitalized.  Police decide against prosecution.  7 pages, List 35.

GRAVES, Helen, in 1900 found to be destitute and arrangements made to take her to Bendigo Benevolent Home, 4 pages, List 47.

GRAY, Annie, Geelong, asked in 1910 that her son Leslie be allowed to continue driving a car, even  though he is under age; is working for Mr. J.C. BROWN, motor engineer.  2 pages, List 54.

GRAY, George.  Suicided at Cheltenham in 1894, and subsequently found to be William FLEETWOOD, who deserted his wife Julie 7 years ago in Parramatta.  He had a sister Mrs. G.W. THOMPSON in America.  The LARKIN frauds are mentioned, but no details given.  A copy of his suicide note is on the file, and letters from his wife.  20 pages, List 3.

GRAY, John, of Gray & Co., Swan Hill, wrote in 1902 re Fred SCOWN who owes him money; believes he is interstate, but it is his father.  4 pages, List 18.

GRAY, Richard Charles, deserted wife Rosina Sarah and children Margaret, Phyllis Ellen, Irene May, Charles Albert, Archibald Allan and Frank Edward at Frankston in 1913.  Believed in Auckland with Jessie GODDARD.  File re expenses in bringing him back to Victoria.  12 pages, List 92.

GRAY, Robert, Cunninghame, Gippsland.  In 1909 anonymous letter claims he is neglecting his children Francis Charles, Olive and Ronald.  His wife is living in Melbourne with her mother Mrs SHEEN.  Detailed report on domestic arrangements.  8 pages, List 91.

GREATOREX, Thomas. See BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Subsequent complaint from him in 1892, while living at Yabba Yabba near Dookie, about local constable. Police report reveals that his wife had an illegitimate child while he was living with Beauchamp/Brown.  List 1.

GREAVES, Ethel, servant to Colonel TRYTHALL, South Yarra; gave birth to child there in 1905, which died shortly afterwards.  Her sister Florence WRIGGLESWORTH of Prahran arranges for her to be looked after as the Colonel won’t have her in the house.  The family were from Toongabbie.  A sad story.  8 pages, List 64.

GREEKS/GYPSIES. Destitute group of 22 , taken up by showman and touring country Victoria on way to Qld; advertising flyer on file. 1898.  List 1.

GREEN, Alice, 17 years, gave birth to illegitimate child, which died, in 1904 at the Livingstone Home, Cheltenham, Matron L. TRUDGEON.  Green is a Ward of the State and has been living with the family of Daniel DIFFY [DIFFEY?] at Tarawingee for 11 years.  She claims Diffy is the father of the child.  Police try to establish her birth-date in order to charge him with carnal knowledge, but have great difficulty.  Eventually they establish the following:  Her mother was Martha Margaret Agnes DONNOLLY, born Hobart, who married 3 times – to Joseph ABBOTT, Bernard GREEN and John LANGFORD.  She was living with another man when she had Alice in Carlton, and is herself now dead.  Prosecution dropped because of doubts of her age.  19 pages, List 34.

GREEN, James, took ill at Salvation Army Home in 1911; taken to hospital and died.  Brother Arthur GREENAWAY, Sydney, informed.  6 pages, List 99.

GREEN, Kathleen, 16 years, and cousin Willis MARVELL, left their homes in Launceston Tasmania in 1918 and came to Melbourne.  Parents ask police to return them which is done.  9 pages, List 76.

GREEN, Mrs Rose Emily, North Melbourne, wife of Frederick, attempted suicide in 1910.  6 pages, List 96.

GREEN, Russell, musician, sought by wife Edith, Launceston, Tasmania, in 1909.  He hasn’t supported her for some years.  4 pages, List 88.

GREEN, Sarah Elizabeth, sent from Brisbane to Melbourne by steamer, by her brother William in 1884.  ‘A girl of weak mind’ she is returned to Brisbane.  8 pages, List 56.

GREENBAUM, Meyer. Reported missing from his home in Melbourne in 1919, partly crippled, 34 years. Photo of him as hospital patient on file. Found.  List 1.

GREENE, Mrs. Agnes, Fitzroy, boarding in Fitzroy, alleges in 1917 that her son in law William Ernest MORGAN, tramways employee, has indecently assaulted 6 year old Gladys STONE, who is living with her grandmother Mrs. FIELD at the same address.  Morgan denies claim and believes she has done it because her daughter is trying to divorce him and needs grounds.  Case dropped.  8 pages, List 75.

GREENHILL, Nellie or WINTER, Nellie.  W.A. police write that they found letters in the former  camp of John Greenhill in Coolgardie in 1899, and forward to Victoria.  They identify the writer as Nellie, who had lived with a man named Daniel WINTER, who was now in an asylum.  Background of both given, and letters on file.  12 pages, List 41.

GREENWAY, C. Howard, convicted of embezzlement c1892, deserted wife in Fremantle and believed gone to South Africa.  File reactivated in 1902.  6 pages, List 63.

GREENWOOD, Arthur, wrote from Geelong in 1900, asking police to find out whether his wife Ellen is alive.  She was arrested for vagrancy and sent to gaol for 6 months, was a cripple and he couldn’t afford to pay someone to nurse her.  Police find she was admitted to a benevolent home and died there in 1897.  9 pages, List 44.

GREER, John, absconded after bail put up by Mrs Caroline ALEXANDER, Prahran, who was urged to do so by his wife.  He was found and extradited from interstate, and Alexander seeks return of her money, but is unsuccessful.  11 pages, List 101.

GREGG, Thomas, c59 years, sought by sister Mrs K. WEBSTER, Fremantle, in 1913.  Not found.  8 pages, List 94.

GREGOR, C., A.B. H.M.S. Challenger wrote in 1908 asking details of the gaol sentence his wife Ruby, known as WILLIAMS, was undergoing; plans to meet her on her release.  6 pages, List 85.

GREGORY, Joseph Ernest, died Yarawonga 1895; mother Mrs. A.R. Gregory asks details of money he had earned etc., had worked for Mr. THOM.  12 pages, List 30.

GREGORY, Samuel Henry, 18/19 years old, left his home in Richmond c1899, last heard from in Sydney.  Information sought by mother in 1900; she’s now a widow with no means.  9 pages, List 46.

GREY, Edward, arrested at Malmsbury in 1867 during Waterworks Strike, charged with threatening language and sentenced to 3 months gaol.  Father Robert GRAY of Brunswick visits police headquarters and local residents in Fitzroy petition for his early release.  4 pages, List 35.

GREY, Joseph Henry. Solicitor, Geelong, fled to Fiji with family, 1901. Large file.  List 1.

GREY, Mrs. N., South Brisbane, wrote in 1917 re Clive LILLEY ‘who has left a delicate child of 5 here and never supported it’.  Sister Mrs. SWYER, Hawthorn is interviewed.  6 pages, List 74.

GRIBBLE, James, wrote from Happy Valley in 1895 alleging Constable Ivey of Skipton stole government property, has illegitimate child etc.  Ivey refutes claims, has had Gribble fined at local court several times.  6 pages, List 29.

GRIBBLE, James.  Wrote from Happy Valley in 1899 re the ill-treatment of his mother by his father Theophilus ; asks police protection for her.  Local police report he is no better, that family dispute is at bottom of complaint.  7 pages, List 17.

GRIFFIN, Frederick alias WATERS, deserted his wife, who wrote from Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1908 to a Mrs KENNY (no address) for whom he was working, asking her to make him pay maintenance.  ‘His father hung for killing his mother.’  Kenny forwards letter to police, who can’t find her.  4 pages, List 84.

GRIFFIN, Gertie.  Wife of Leslie of Amphitheatre, in 1913 she writes to her brother Hal and father McKenzie in Brunswick, re her unhappy marital state.  Claims her husband is having an affair with Mrs. HILL, licensee of the Amphitheatre hotel, and widow of the late J.J. Hill, a former constable.  List 15.

GRIFFIN, Patrick Francis, born Co Galway Ireland, c55 years old, formerly a teacher and last heard of at Mooroopna in 1895; information sought by brother Anthony Nicholas Griffin, Gap Farm, Roma, Qld in 1899.  A solicitor named FINN is a relative.  17 pages, List 42.

GRIFFITH, Harold, sought in 1911 by Maggie E. Griffith of Camberwell; not seen for 3 years.  Found.  4 pages, List 98.

GRIFFITHS, Ada.  Barmaid, Reform Hotel Melbourne, is receiving insulting postcards and letters in 1908 and complains to police.  7 pages, List 5.

GRIFFITHS, John, 69 years, died suddenly at work in South Melbourne in 1900, while helping son John; a carpenter.  2 pages, List 49.

GRIGGS, Ronald Geeves, Methodist Minister, Omeo; charged with murdering wife Ethel Constance nee WHITE in 1928 by poisoning her, but acquitted.  He was having an affair with Lottie Elizabeth CONDON.  In 1929 his successor came across a suspicious white substance buried in the garden and alerted police.  This is a very large file, List 59.

GRIMES, Mrs., Brunswick, attacked by her husband in 1903; he subsequently killed himself.  File relates to payment of account of MD Louis HENRY.  6 pages, List 66.

GRIMSHAW, Edmund.  John Hood enquires regarding him on behalf of Belfast relatives in 1877, was 2nd officer on board ship.  5 pages, List 5.

GRISDALE, Wilfred, reported missing by wife Mary Ann, Woods Point, in 1897.  Victorian, 28 years, small faded photo taken c1891 on file.  1 page and photo.  List 40.

GRISDALE, William, arrested after arriving in Melbourne and gaoled in 1892.  Wrote from gaol, asking that his property be sent there from his lodgings, which was done.  4 pages, List 56.

GROTTY, F., Parkside, wrote in 1912; a year ago his wife left him with -HEINZE, taking their 3 children with her.  Police found them in Ballarat.  He has sold his business there, and wants to take the 2 sons, Fritz Otto Herman, 17 years, and Ernest Ferdinand, 16 years, to Germany with him; the daughter Elsie can stay with her mother.  4 pages, List 103.

GROUNDS, Herbert, chemist, Ascot Vale, fire in 1900.  5 pages, List 50.

GROVES, Frederick H., sough by brother Thomas, Balranald NSW.  He was at Fitzroy.  12 pages List 103.

GRUBER, Catherine Ann, writes a number of letters from Gippsland in 1904-05, alleging ill treatment by husband John.  Admitted to asylum.  11 pages, List 64.

GRUER, James E., found dead at Rushworth in 1916, has wife had predeceased him and their 3 children were taken to grandparents LOBEGEIGER in Toowoomba.  In 1918 the grandfather enquiries about the funds the children should have inherited.  13 pages, List 73.

GRUNDY, Mrs. James, Warrnambool, wrote in 1903 re her husband who left five years ago; 29 years, a seaman.  Not found.  10 pages, List 66.

GRUNER, Amelia.  Reported missing by Zoe FORBES-EWAN of Elsternwick in 1899; returned after a few days.  5 pages, List 16.

GUEST, Mrs Emma, last heard of at Collingwood, sought by daughter in law Mrs AZIE, Sydney in 1911; her son James has had a bad accident.  Found.  7 pages, List 97.

GUINNEY, Elizabeth, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1909 re her husband Simon, wanted for child desertion.  He was c35 years, Irish, labourer, believed in Ballarat.  Not found.  10 pages, List 91.

GULLEN, Emily, died at Birchip in 1899, destitute; left 3 children, two of whom died shortly afterwards.  Her sister, Mrs. WISHERT, with whom she is living, now ill.  Husband Henry in NSW refuses to pay costs of burial or maintenance of children.  4 pages, List 17.

GUNSTON, Mary Ann nee WICKHAM, Brunswick, attempted suicide in 1910; husband Henry says suffering from cancer.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 91.

GURNER, John A., Crown Prosecutor; tenant of Frogmore Murrumbeena in 1902, complains of damage to property and annoying boys.  6 pages, List 18.

GUTHRIE, J.  Wrote from Western Australia in 1906, asking for his references to be forwarded to him.  He was previously in the Victorian police force, but dismissed in 1899, subsequently served in force there.  3 pages, List 4.

GWYNN, Eyre Hardy, left Brisbane for Melbourne in 1881.  In 1885 his wife Sarah Ann wrote, asking police to find him.  He was Irish, 28 years, and believed related to Judge Gwynn.  Incomplete file, 9 pages, List 56.

GYPSIES.  Group camped at Fishermen’s Bend in 1902 are annoyed by large crowds visiting them .  Charles SIEVERS, 13 year old and Alfred SEDDON, c17 years, are peppered with shot after stones are thrown.  George DEMURE and Cabrina PARMIZA charged.  Quite detailed report on situation.  13 pages, List 20.

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HABER, Mr.  Newsagent, St. Kilda.  Of German descent, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

HACKENBERGER alias BERGER, Charles, claims in 1888 he is an escaped French convict from New Caledonia, but French Consul gives real background and states he just wants his fare back paid.  10 pages, List 56.

HACKETT, Mrs. Mary, wrote two letters from Granya in 1904, complaining of the licensee of the Club  Hotel, Mrs. M.J. RIELLY (RILEY) who had let her son get into debt through gambling and nearly poisoned her husband.  Report is negative on Hackett  who disgraced herself while drunk.  11 pages, List 56.

HADDON, Mary Ann nee SMITH; parents Charles Smith and Mary Thistle. Married Hobart c1876 to Thomas Haddon, separated c1881. He subsequently married Annie STOREY in Victoria after having 3 children with her. His parents were Joseph and Caroline nee RUSSELL.  List 1.

HADDON, Thomas, 1900 file re his bigamy.  First marriage to Mary Ann Matilda SMITH in Tasmania; second to Elizabeth OTICK 1878, she a widow.  He left Elizabeth c1882, she rejoined him in Melbourne, but they separated.  16 pages, List 22.  Note: this is a different file to that above.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HADE, John, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1911 re report of death of James Thomas Hade, asks if this is his brother, who is separated from his wife in Sydney. Police advise a different person.  6 pages, List 98.

HAGAN, Ernest Bernard, groom, 28 years, deserted wife Mary and children at Carlton in 1909.  In 1911 he is found living with Mrs ELMER, hotelkeeper, Evandale, Tasmania.  11 pages, List 97.

HAGBOOM FAMILY. Parents Edward and Annie killed in State Forest when tree fell on tent, 1894. Correspondence re care of children Dolly, Horrie, Gustav and George. Letters from D. COWEY and Millie WARD on file.  List 1.

HAGEN, Joachim F., kept under surveillance by police after being released from gaol, 1891.  5 pages, List 55. Another file re his arrest in 1888 for threatening to shoot William HARPER of Robert Harper & Co; report on his background.  7 pages, List 56.

HAGUE, Mrs A.C., Victoria Park, WA, wrote in 1910 asking if the woman Julianna PRATT, 39 years, who suicided recently in Malvern is Mary Pratt, with whom her husband Lindsay Hague alias Harry LINDSAY absconded c1907.  Reply states different person.  7 pages, List 94.

HAGUE, Emma.  Wife of Joseph, acting in a strange manner in 1880.  15 pages, List 4.

HAINSWORTH, Barbara W., South Melbourne, wrote in 1916 re her husband George Arthur, 36 years, who left for Sheffield England for work, and hasn’t sent maintenance.  5 pages, List 78.

HAIR, Mrs Agnes, Young, NSW, wrote in 1912 re her three grandchildren, John, Leslie and Leo RODGERS; believed they were being illtreated – they were with Mr and Mrs S. Hair, Prahran.  6 pages, List 101.

HAIRE, Rowland Alfred, Adelaide S.A.  Solicitors acting for him report 6 year old son Reggie has been kidnapped and taken to Melbourne in 1912.  He is found with grandparents  MURPHY.  5 pages, List 102.

HALES, William Albert, Bexley NSW, wrote in 1907 re his wife who left him in 1906 and is believed to be with her sister Mrs SELF in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 83.

HALL, Clement George, Deloraine, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re Edward DIMMACK, carpenter, 51 years, who left there to look for work in Victoria; his family are anxious.  Found.  6 pages, List 54.

HALL, George, inmate of Gordon Insitute in 1907, 16 years, sent out with sheep drover to NSW, ran away and asked Wahgunyah police to help him to get back; is the son of Mr A. Hall, hairdresser, of West Melbourne, 3 pages, List 15.

HALL, John, deserted wife E.P. and child in Parramatta in 1897.  He has a brother Charles, a butcher, in Collingwood.  Wife asks for help, but he is not found.  8 pages, List 41.

HALL, John, labourer, born Victoria, 49 years in 1910, charged with failure to pay maintenance of his children Ivy May, Claude Patrick and Percy Harold, who are Wards of the State, and were committed at Collingwood.  Found in Adelaide, living with a Mrs. DAVIS under assumed name.  20 pages, List 22.

HALL, Kate.  Sister Mrs. F. CARRATT of Concord NSW writes in 1902, is concerned about her.  Report states picked up in Bendigo slums leading immoral life, was in a Mission Home, but left.  9 pages, List 18.

HALL, Minnie, murdered at Eaglehawk in 1897 by husband Charles J.  Originally thought to have drowned herself, but body exhumed and signs of violence found.  He had had an affair with Miss Eva SCOTT; Martha ALLCOCK, registered nurse, is asked to take care of her and child, and complains of low payment by police.  Large file.  List 39.

HALL, Mrs. Walter, Kalgoorlie, wrote in 1915 asking police to personally deliver a letter to her brother W.J. HAYES at Carlton; he is living with a married woman.  7 pages, List 79.

HALLEY, Arthur, deserted wife Adelaide, in Redfern, Sydney, in 1912.  His mother lives in Collingwood.  Found; will not return to her.  8 pages, List 101.

HALLEY, Frederick, deserted wife Adelaide in NSW.  In 1912 Redfern Magistrate writes on her behalf, she is penniless.  Traced.  11 pages, List 102.

HALLIDAY, Hugh H., applied in 1879 to be reinstated in the Victoria Police force, 4 pages, List 55.

HALLINAN, William, also known as CONROY, died of alcoholism at Royal Mail Hotel in Geelong in 1902.  Mrs. May HARVEY of Carlton had lived with him there for awhile; wife in Collingwood informed.  10 pages, List 61.

HALLS, Walter Edward, Mitcham Victoria; in 1910 his wife May Alice nee DYSTER of Adelaide alleged he was a bigamist.  He married her in 1883 then Allison Jane RENKIN in 1908.  13 pages, List 91.

HALTON, Mrs. Mary, Zeehan, Tas, complains in 1909 that daughter Katie has left her and is living with one of her brothers in Victoria; wants her returned.  Note: letter almost indecipherable.  6 pages, List 55.

HAMBLION, Sarah, Marrickville, wrote in 1913 re her son William; hadn’t heard for some time.  Found.  5 pages, List 93.

HAMIL, William.  Two letters from sister Mrs LABY in Cork Ireland in 1907 re her failure to receive anything from his estate.  William, James and John left Ireland  c40 years ago.  He died in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Northcote in 1905.  His cousin Michael MANGAN is criticized.  6 pages, List 15.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HAMILTON, Mr. of firm of Thurling & Hamilton, reported in 1896 that his 10 year old son had left their home in Mercer Rd., Malvern.  Asks police help in finding him, but also asks matter to be kept quiet.  Child found.  7 pages, List 32.

HAMILTON, Andrew, died at Sunbury in 1895.  A cousin, James Hamilton, publican of Yanco Creek NSW was asked to pay his burial expenses, and was another relative William ANDERSON of Romsey.  24 pages, List 28.

HAMILTON, Annie, 49 years, widow with 3 children, died suddenly at Collingwood in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

HAMILTON, Arthur Edward, arrested in Melbourne in 1912, found insane and sent to asylum.  Also used the name GRIMSTON.  File covers attempt to get payment from family in Qld.  6 pages, List 101.

HAMILTON, Hannah, deserted by husband Peter M. in 1901.  Found.  4 pages, List 62.

HAMILTON, Irene Auguste Douglas, sought by mother E.A. Douglas Hamilton of Hobart Tasmania in 1905.  Was working as a housemaid in Melbourne to a Mrs. MARSDEN, but letters returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

HAMILTON, James.  Information sought by Mrs. J. SNUDDEN of Newtown NSW in 1899.  He arrived c1875, was at one time a schoolmaster, now in mining, aged about 56 years, used to be a great athlete.  A friend in gaol could be released if he could be found.  Police check many by that name but fail to find him.  33 pages, List 43.

HAMMERSLY, H., wrote from Bontherambo Hotel, Boorhaman via Wangaratta in 1896 re the lack of police presence in area.  Wangaratta police comment negatively on his character.  5 pages, List 35.

HAMPSON, Louie, 21 years, formerly living in Richmond, sought by mother, in WA,  in 1902.  Found.  6 pages, List 62,

HAMPTON TEA GARDENS.  Licensee Mrs. Alexandrina KRONHUBER.  1906 file re anonymous letters and complaint from WCTU re the running of a dancing saloon etc.  She was refused renewal of her license.  Constable Scammell defends her; his son worked there for awhile.  19 pages, List 34.

HAMRIN, Louis.  Found dead in bed in loding house in Lt. Bourke St. by porter Charles BAKER in 1898.  Suicide.  A Swede, with no relatives in the colony.  List of property found and sold to cover burial costs.  6 pages, List 18.

HAND, Barney, attacked by dog at St. Kilda in 1900; dog shot by police.  3 pages, List 51.

HANDLEY, Rose, Williamstown, wrote in 1907 re her half sister Lena HARRIS, who was in the C/E Mission Home, but has now left there.  Found.  4 pages, List 83.

HANDY, John, 23 years, deserted Mary STEWART in Qld in 1900; she gave birth afterwards to his child and in 1901, destitute, asks police to find him.  10 pages, List 52.

HANGAN, H., Rock Vale, Glenburn, wrote in 1916 r his brother Robert, who arrived from Lower Burma in 1915; his wife his written.  6 pages, List 77.

HANLEY, William Henry, c36 years, born Newcastle NSW, sought by sister Mrs. STANNER, Double Bay NSW in 1917; has heard he has enlisted.  7 pages, List 74.

HANNA, Henry C., State School No. 824 South Preston, reported on the ‘miserable dirty state’ of the children of David YOUNG in 1907; children were Violet 13, Annie 12, William 8, Alfred 6 and some younger.  The mother had died recently.  Very detailed report on situation.  7 pages, List 84.

HANNA, Stella, widow, housemaid at the Beehive Hotel, Richmond, was persuaded by David de JAUX to give him money in 1928 so they could marry and travel to Canada to meet his wealthy father.  Instead he absconded with the cash.  15 pages, List 59.

HANNAH, Edward Owen Patrick.  Incomplete file re his wife desertion in 1917 and request by wife’s solicitor in 1918 to locate him.  4 pages, List 73.

HANNAH, Robert, accidentally killed at Eastern Arcade in 1894, file includes sketch of scaffolding and verandah.  28 pages, List 24.

HANNAN, A. of Glanville, South Australia, asks police to find son John in 1906; last heard of at Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 4.

HANNON, Thomas, deserted wife and 3 children at Kyneton in 1865.  Found in Brisbane, and sends money for the family to join him months later, but insufficient.  He was born in Glasgow, is 29 years, a labourer.  34 pages, List 35.

HANSEN, Mrs Margaret Ann, Adelaide, wrote in 1910 re daughter Mrs Edith SIMPSON, Carlton, suspected her husband would desert her again.  7 pages, List 98.

HANSON, M.A., Adelaide S.A., wrote in 1910 re the welfare of her daughter Mrs Albert William SIMPSON who has returned to her husband in Melbourne.  Found employed by R.A. COLENSO.  10 pages, List 94.

HANSEN, M.A., Port Pirie, S.A., wrote in 1912 asking if the newspaper report of the suicide of Neil Hansen is her husband Peder George Valdmer Hansen, not seen for many years.  No.  5 pages, List 102.

HARDBOTTLE, Walter.  Wife enquires in 1895 and 1897, incomplete file, her letters not extant.  He had brothers at Dollar near Foster.  12 pages, List 20.

HARDING, Robert Fitzmaurice, committed suicide in Melbourne in 1917; a doctor who formerly practised in Qld, captain in militia camp; details of background, burial and relatives in Dublin given.  18 pages, List 72.

HARDY, Inez, Vine Hotel Richmond, wrote in 1900 re her mother Mrs. Hardy, who went as cook to McMeikens at Mannus Station, Tumbarumba near Corryong.  8 pages, List 46.

HARDY, James.  Unknown male, c54 years, died Melbourne hospital, 1895, believed to be him.  Photo taken after death on file.  Believed to have been in Omeo gathering herbs, but unknown there.  8 pages, List 28.  See instructions re photographs.

HARGREAVES, Mary.  Number of letters form her in 1877, including a copy of a legal account from Everett BARDWELL who evidently acted on her behalf; she is apparently in Kew Lunatic Asylum and her husband is overseas.  8 pages, List 5.

HARLEY, P., Bunbury, Western Australia, wrote in 1904 re Arthur FISHER of Ballarat who fathered a child by an unnamed woman there.  Found.  6 pages, List 68.

HARMAN, Henry James, had not returned to Inebriates Home in 1911; found.  3 pages, List 98.

HARPER, Ida, sought her sister Jane in 1910; went to W.A. with a man named McGuire, and supposedly died there in 1906, but she has heard otherwise.  Police ascertain she died under another name.  11 pages, List 54.

HARRIS & CO., Elizabeth St., Melbourne.  Anonymous complaint in 1906 that they were displaying indecent postcards; 6 on file, report states non indecent.  9 pages including cards, List 82.

HARRIS, A.J., Crossover near Drouin.  Claim in 1897 that he ill-treated his sons James and John A. Harris, 15 and 13 years.  They had run away and were charged with being neglected.  Aunt Mrs. PEARSON confirms their claims.  5 pages, List 39.

HARRIS, Arthur Edwin, 34 years, employed by Alex MAIR & Co., coachbuilders, disappeared from his Footscray home in 1907.  Returned.  15 pages, List 89.

HARRIS, Hannah, widow, Morrisons, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1896; son Herbert went for Mrs. LEWIS to help; child died, no suspicious circumstances.  2 pages, List 30.

HARRIS, Harriet, wife of James and daughter of Margaret WILLIAMS, widow of Richmond, made allegations of a robbery at her home in Quarry Hill in 1891, but this was found to be false.  In 1896 her husband sued the railways after being injured in an accident.  Crown Solicitor asks background of the couple, and this is supplied.  25 pages, List 37.

HARRIS, James, deserted wife Edith and two children in Sydney in 1911 and came to Melbourne. Found.  5 pages, List 99.

HARRIS, John, storekeeper, Minyip, had his shop burgled and house set on fire in 1899.  9 pages, List 43.

HARRIS, John, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re jewellery that went missing while he was staying with relatives BOWBOTTOM at South Melbourne.  May Rowbottom subsequently see wearing a piece when with Jack NICHOLSON, labourer, and he and his sister Edith give evidence, but no charge eventuates.  14 pages, List 94.

HARRIS, Kitty, married woman, 40 years, East Brunswick, took poison and taken to hospital in 1916; is an alcoholic.  3 pages, List 79.

HARRIS, M.S., Buffalo, Hay River, Albany, West Australia, wrote in 1908 re mother Mrs K. LEESON of Garfield Gippsland, alleging mistreatment by siblings Mrs PEARSON and Phillip Leeson.  6 pages, List 86.

HARRISON, Doris, 7 yrs, Harold, 5 yrs and Edith, 8 yrs, were sent by the Catholic priest at Queenstown Tasmania to Nazareth House Ballarat.  File covers arrangements and family background.  19 pages, List 95.

HARRISON, Gertrude, Chilwell, Geelong, wrote in 1903 re her husband Herbert William, 34 years, who deserted her in 1900.  His father, William Thomas Harrison, is a builder in Elsternwick.  He is found interstate, has been injured.  19 pages, List 66.

HARRISON, Hugh, sought by Mrs. J. BUTLER of Goulburn in 1902.  She wished him to send money for his child’s medical bills.  Not found.  8 pages, List 12.

HARRISON, Walter, alias GINGER, alias WALSH.  Brisbane police ask if he is know in Victoria, is on trial there for conspiracy.  Physical description given, and a letter to his brother Jack SCOTT is on file.  Police state he is James W. SCOTT alias Richard Scott, and his brother is in business in Fitzroy.  12 pages, List 29.

HARRISON, William G.  Wife Mrs. M. wrote to police in 1904, asking them to trace him.  He was formerly assistant town clerk of Port Melbourne, and was believed to have gone to the Cape Colony, leaving her and their 3 children behind.  4 pages, List 14.

HARRY, John Dunstan. Married Ellen WARD nee STANDISH in 1871. Suspected bigamist.  List 1.

HART, Albert, left wife in Melbourne c1913; in 1916 she asks police to force him to pay maintenance.  Found interstate under name HARDY.  List 79.

HART, Emily Maud.  A servant, of Kensington, had an illegitimate child, Harry Douglas Hart, in 1898, claimed maintenance from father Alfred ROBERTS, a 22 year old Victorian, but he cleared off interstate and was not caught.  She subsequently married William Robert PYLE at Bacchus Marsh; he claims while he was drunk.  Complicated case regarding whether she had another child and what she had done with it.  13 pages, List 6.

HART, L.H., wrote on letterhead of Madame DEMARET, Flinders St., Melbourne in 1895 re plainclothes policeman who enquired for him.  Two letters.  5 pages, List 28.

HARTIGAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, Horsham, writes a strange letter to CCP in 1909; local police report husband John’s neglect ‘has caused her to become delusional’.  5 pages, List 53.

HARTNETT, Patrick.  Information sought by niece Ellen BARBOUR nee HETHERINGTON, of Fremantle W.A. in 1901.  Last heard of in Ballarat; found.  6 pages, List 52.

HARVEY, Charles E., found wandering at Gordon in 1891 and committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 51.

HARVEY, Gertrude Mary, 4 years old in 1895, was sexually abused by WON POY HEM, who was gaoled for the offence.  File covers correspondence re medical expenses.  16 pages, List 28.

HARWOOD, Frank. Name used by murderer of A.T. PRESTON and possibly Lee WELLER in NSW in 1896. CHAPLIN possibly correct name. Photo on file.  List 1.

HASSAN, Thomas, Fitzroy, receives letter from P. NETLEY, boarder of Simpson St East Melbourne in 1895, advising that his daughter Mary Phoebe is very ill and needs help.  She died and father finds a 12 month child in the house and an assurance policy in the name of the child, Harold Walter PHILLIPS.  Asks police to find father, doubts they were married.  Police cannot find him.  21 pages, List 28.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HASTINGS, Charles, boarded at the Bushman’s Home, Spring St., Melbourne, manager Hans VOGER.  Taken ill and to hospital by Harry WALMAN where he died, 1900.  3 pages, List 48.

HASTINGS, Herbert Leonard.  Born Indianapolis USA in 1878; living in Victoria in 1917/18 and arousing suspicion under the Aliens Act.  17 pages, List 13.

HATELEY, Charles, accidentally killed at Timboon in 1898, sons Williamd and Edward with him at time.   Report on incident, no inquest.  5 pages, List 22.

HATTERS, H. Teacher, St. Leonard’s school. Pro German remarks investigated.  List 1.

HATTON, Francis.  Information sought on him in 1901, had been in Victorian police force, on behalf of Captain SYMONS of the Nile which was then in port.  Not found.  11 pages, List 49.

HATTON, Kate, wrote from Nth Sydney in 1905, has heard her husband George James Hatton, jeweller, has died; they have been separated for some years.  Confirmed.  6 pages, List 23.

HAUTMONT, Prof. Leo.  Someone, probably him, sent poster advertising his ladies French Safety Pills, brochure and postcard to fictitious people at Sutton’s Coffee Palace, Launceston.  Local police forward on with request charge him.  10 pages, List 36.

HAWKINS, Albert George, charged with carnal knowledge on Elsie May PAYNTER, 16 years, at Wyuna in 1908; she is his niece by marriage.  She subsequently has an abortion at Sefton Hospital, and Drs Charles Edward MARSDEN and Thomas HODGSON and Matron Edith COLLINSON are interviewed and deny it. 40 pages, List 87.

HAWKINS, Horace. Of Longwood South Australia. Writes re his brother in law Robert DAVIES who divorced wife in Victoria on grounds of desertion, but had paid her to go to South Africa. Subsequently married wealthy Bertha CAMPBELL, with whom he’d been living in South Australia; writer thinks he is exploiting her. 1906.  List 1.

HAWKINS, Robert Billson, charged with murdering his second wife Martha in 1902.  Had an affair and child with her sister Catherine RINALDI and suspected of getting rid of child.  Report on various costs etc.  Warning:  this is a very confronting file.  38 pages, List 61.

HAWKLET newspaper. Copies of December 1902 and July 1903 issues re indecent advertisements [probably for birth control].  List 1.

HAWTHORN.  Fire broke out in a paddock in 1905, damaging property of Alfred E. JOHNS and C. HULLATT.  Children David LEE, 12 years, Henry Lee 8 year, Reginald GIBBS 12 years and Charles ANDERSON, 9 years, implicated as they had been playing with matches.  Lee and Anderson charged.  11 pages, List 64.

HAY, Archibald of Melton, wrote in 1892 re the poor treatment he received from a local constable over the burial of a son.  4 pages, List 12

HAY, Mrs. Hubert Godfrey Gladstone Shaw of Paddington N.S.W. Wrote in 1918 re a letter to her husband from President Wilson of the United States, commending his scheme for the sinking of submarines. It was given to H.H. Champion of Melbourne for safekeeping, but has not been returned. 7 pages.  List 1.

HAYCOCK, Joseph, found interstate in 1903; wife had been looking for him previously.  3 pages, List 67.

HAYES, Herbert, charged with being a neglected child in 1898, stowed away 3 times from Sydney to Melbourne.  Mother in Woollomooloo contacted, will pay to have him returned home, so handed over to charity group to arrange return.  9 pages, List 23.

HAYES, Samuel.  Chief Commissioner Frederick STANDISH enquires about him in 1873.  He was found starving in the Eastern Market as a lad some years ago, and given a job in the Depot Hospital.  Now married.  1 page, List 31.

HAYES, W., 42 years,  accidentally killed at Williamstown in 1897.  E.L. Hayes of Capel, Western Australia asks if it is his brother; no.  6 pages, List 40.

HAYLOCK, Alice, lodging with Mr. and Mrs. HENSHAW at Carlton in 1917.  Police investigate an allegation that they are ill treating her.  She is the aunt of Colonel R.H. Owen and Colonel Percy T. Owen and her trustee is Fred BROUGHTON of Springwood NSW.  8 pages, List 70.

HAYNES, Ethel, Sydney, wrote in 1912 seeking her 23 year old brother Randolph.  Found.  5 pages, List 101.

HAYNES, John E., Newcastle NSW, wrote in 1906 seeking his wife and children Lottie (16) and George (14); they have been separated for some years.  Her brothers were Edgar and George WHORLOW.  Found.  7 pages, List 71.

HAYNES, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Robert J., a cook on the s.s. Marlo.  He had failed to support her and their children.  Not found.  9 pages, List 43.

HAYNES, M.A., Annadale Sydney, wrote in 1902 re her husband Robert James, who has taken  their two children, 14 and 10 years old, to Melbourne.  She is concerned for their welfare.  Found, he states she is not capable of looking after them.  6 pages, List 62.

HAYWARD, John. Photographer, Redfern NSW, married daughter of John ARNOLD 1880, and left for Melbourne, believed to have wife and children in St. Kilda. First wife says married Moama 1870. Photo; see instructions re copying of photographs.  List 1.

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HEAD, Rowland. Missing child, lost at Pakenham, 1894. Two photos.  List 1.  CONNECTION FOUND

HEAFEY, Patrick, 55 years, Coppin St., Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917; lives with siblings Catherine and Lawrence.  11 pages, List 75.

HEAGNEY, Michael John, deserted wife and 4 children at Numurkah in 1897.  In 1899 she asks police help to find him “I am of a respectable family and I am also a respectable woman.”  He has a cousin John at Clifton Hill and two aunts at Northcote.  Last heard of interstate.  List 25.

HEALEY, James, E. Brunswick, 46 years, husband of Elizabeth, attempted suicide in 1910. 9 pages, List 96.

HEALEY, Katherine, Ararat.  Background investigation requested in 1909 by Master in Lunacy re patient Thomas Lacey LAWSON.  Very complicated and detailed family history provided, showing marriages to him, John BONHAM and James Albert HEALY, and a relationship with William WERCHON.  Daughter Vera is married to Samuel TARDREW.  8 pages, List 91.

HEALEY, William wrote from Devonport Tasmania in 1902.  Has read of death of Charles Healey in Victoria, asks if this is his brother, not heard from in 4 years.  Police report it is another person.  4 pages, List 21.

HEALY, Daisy, Fitzroy, wrote to chief engineer of S.S. Dawn – McCONNARCHY, in 1917 asking him to help her get away from Australia.  She refers to past connection between them, ‘is not drinking now’ etc.  Officials in Apia Samoa intercept the letter.  5 pages, List 75.

HEALY, Mrs H., patient Newington Asylum NSW, wrote in 1910 claiming that Montague SMITH and his wife of Beechworth are defrauding her.  Local police report pair died many years ago.  NSW police interview her and conclude she is delusional; was from Beechworth.  6 pages, List 93.

HEALY, Richard, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force. 1 page, List 55.

HEARD, Frederick T.  Wife Fanny writes asking police to investigate whether Frederick BOYS/BOYES who shot himself at the Alligator Creek Qld in 1897 is her husband; police confirm.  16 pages, List 6.

HEDE FAMILY.  Anonymous letter re this family, living in Melton in 1919.  6 pages, List 3.

HEDGES, Benjamin. Reported missing by brother Harold of Oakleigh in 1917. Is 14 years old and an accomplished violinist. Found. Photo; see instructions re copying of photographs.  List 1.

HEDLEY, Jane, Jumbunna.  Two anonymous letters in 1917 allege she is pregnant to Herman SANDMANN and already has an illegitimate child.  Detailed report. 5 pages, List 70.

HEFFERNAN, Fred, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1912.  He arrived 3 months ago with his cousin Charles NUNN, and believes he has been murdered in Melbourne.  Confirmed.  9 pages, List 102.

HEFFERNAN, Margaret. Charged with infanticide; report on her background, 1900.  Incomplete file, 10 pages.  List 1.

HEFFERNAN, Michael.  Accidentally killed at Sunbury in 1876; letter from brother William seeking property.  14 pages, List 6.

HEGARTY, Lily May, arrested as a prostitute in 1908 and admitted to Abbotsford Convent.  Letter from parent J.F., Paddington who will take her home.  6 pages, List 86.

HEGARTY’S BATHS, St Kilda.  Fire at in 1906; owner Thomas H. GWILLIAM of Croydon, lessee Thomas KENNY, caretaker John CUMMINGS.  Report on false newspaper claim.  16 pages, List 82.

HEHIR, Catherine.  Formerly of Cunninghame, but moved to Bairnsdale in 1908 and ran a shop.  File re being robbed; Mrs. Isabel THORBURN complains to police re being suspected of the robbery, and gives her background of respectability.  9 pages, 4 very faint.  List 4.

HEIN, Joachim, information sought by German Consul, Melbourne, in 1900.  11 pages, List 48.

HEININGER, Cyril I. Patrick, 17 years, sought by mother Mrs. J., Woonona, South Coast NSW, in 1916.  She fears he has gone to Melbourne to enlist.  Not found.  7 pages, List 79.

HEINNEN, Mary Amelia. Daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth nee CASTLEMAN, born 1878. Gave birth to an illegitimate child in 1894 while living at Dunolly with James SMITH, who is charged with carnal knowledge, but eventually married her to prevent court case. 14 pages.  List 1.

HEINRICH, Corrie. Took out warrant for Albert ALLINGHAM alias COLLINS alias Henry WORT, for child desertion 1928. She has four children to him.  List 1.

HELLER, Sigismund Robert, married Kate Agnes JORDAN in 1878, then Annie BLISS in 1895.  Then went to Goulburn and married Amy DOUGLAS c1896.  Amy writes from Newtown Sydney in 1898, found out he was married and had 8 children living in Richmond.  He has now left her with a child and no income.  Reports on his activities.  26 pages, List 22.

HENDERSON, Albert, grocery assistant, charged with embezzlement on employer William MUIR, grocer, Prahran, in 1908.  He was c18 years.  Not found.  Photo and 5 pages, List 92.

HENDERSON, Alice, left Adelaide c1899 with Mrs. C.N. ELLIOTT and went to Fitzroy.  Sister Lizzie HOWARD, Angaston, South Australia, sought her in 1903.  Elliott located as housekeeper to Mr. HUNT who kept a dairy, but Alice not found.  10 pages, List 46.

HENDERSON, Daniel (‘Africanus’).  In 1902 information about him was sought by Captain WALLINGTON and a report compiled.  He married a widow FLOYD, who had two sons, and was deceased.  Quite good detail about him given.  The original letter is not on file.  List 63.

HENDERSON, Captain David, real name Digby Sheldon HEPWORTH, committed suicide in Melbourne in  1910.  George FRENCH wrote from New Cross London England asking details of the case, he was a friend.  File includes list of possessions etc.  30 pages, List 54.

HENDERSON, James. Described as ‘an aged miner’ he died at Wentworth River in 1900. Dargo police had to arrange burial, contact relatives etc. His sister was Mrs. HALDAN of Burnley.  List 1.

HENDERSON, Joe H.  Accountant, Boulder Council, W.A., wrote in 1917 re his wife Elva who left three of their children with him in 1916, and was believed to be in Melbourne.  Her father was Rev. R.J. DADDOW of Adelaide.  6 pages, List 3.

HENDERSON, Mrs S.J., Chelsea.  Her husband deserted her 17 years ago, she believed him dead but has now been seen by her son, so she asks police to get him to pay maintenance. She is ill, her ‘nerves are all shattered.’ 4 pages, List 103.

HENDERSON, Sarah Jane, deserted by husband James in 1896, and took out a warrant.  In 1912 she found out where he was living and asked police to apprehend him, but they were slow to do so.  Eventually arrested in Northcote and taken before magistrate, but he ruled warrant was too old and discharged him.  10 pages, List  33.

HENDRY, Anthony T., Woollahra NSW, wrote in 1911 re Frank SWOBODA, known as GORDON, 21 years, a native of Vienna; his mother is anxious for him to return home.  Not found.  9 pages, List 96.

HENDRY, James. His body found at Rochester in 1882, but his real name was HENLEY. He was born London, c60 years old, and single. His brother Robert predeceased him. 8 pages, List 2.

HENDY, William, 18 years and Arthur, 27 years, sought by parent M. in Carlton in 1900.  They had gone to Tasmania for work; found.  7 pages, List 43.

HENLEY, Vera Grace, 3 years old, died suddenly at Prahran 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

HENNESSY, James.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1894; hadn’t heard from his daughter Mrs. J.H. MADDEN of North Melbourne for some time and worried about her.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

HENRY, Nellie, Carlton wrote in 1918 re Constable Richmond Armstrong HOPE of Footscray, who is in arrears of maintenance for their child Marjorie Isobel Henry.  He details circumstances that have caused this.  4 pages, List 81.

HENRY, Mrs. Catherine, Warrnambool, printed a brochure headed ‘ARDLIE-CAREW WILL CASE’ in 1910, in which she made accusations about the death in 1903 of Patrick Carew and illegal activities by Dick and William Ardlie.  3 pages, List 54.

HENRY, James, 60 years, hairdresser; information sought by wife Annie, Fremantle, WA, in 1905.  8 pages, List 69.

HENRY, James, Wrightville near Cobar NSW, wrote in 1910 re grand-uncle Alexander Henry of Newry Gippsland; his letters remain unanswered.  Found.  2 pages, List 94.

HENSCHE, Delia, Glanville, South Australia, wrote in 1912 re her husband J., who was working at Cliveden Mansions in Melbourne, and hadn’t seen maintenance for some months.  6 pages, List 103.

HENSLEY, Thomas, lost at Woodend in 1867; 3 years old.  File contains details of unsuccessful search.  7 pages, List 35.

HENWOOD, Horace Rupert, embezzled a large amount of money from W. CROSBY & Co. in 1917 and fled to the USA with Ethel W. BAIRD, leaving behind a fiancée Myrtle AISBETT, teacher, Ballarat.  He was a returned soldier.  This is a large file, list 72.

HEPBURN, Mary.  Information sought by Secretary of the Royal Commission of the Patriotic Fund, London, in 1896. She has not answered letters.  Found living with her son William.  6 pages, List 37.

HEPPELL, Ann, arrested as a lunatic on board the Suffolk at Queenscliff in 1872.  File re property.  8 pages, List 31.

HEPWORTH, Margaret. Large file re her claim of forced marriage to AH HIM, (she 18 years, he 60 years) in 1885 by her mother Mrs. CONDY. Her sister [Mary] Ann was married to HUNG CHOE.  List 1.

HERBEN, Lily Florence, illegitimate child died at home of R.W. COON, Stawell West in 1910  and buried in a pauper’s grave.  Mother interviewed costs, claimed Sidney OLDHAM of Ararat was the father.  5 pages, List 92.

HERBERT, William Henry of Carlton.  Applied to join police force in 1898, but was rejected because of a varicose vein.  Encloses doctor’s certificate in an attempt to have the decision changed.  3 pages, List 3.

HERKES, R.N., wrote from Yannathan, Gippsland in 1906, re neighbour lighting fires which burnt his property.  Evidence given from William KELLY, Rowland HERKES, Vilma WILDES, Roy ADDISON, Harry WILDES.  11 pages, List 27.

HERMAN, Charles William, deserted wife Ellen and 3 children at Alexandra in 1892.  In 1894 she asks police to again look for him.  Dismissive report on character of both.  9 pages, List 41.

HERON, M.J., Albert Park, wrote in 1916 to advise that her son K.G.J., formerly in the force, now in the A.I.F., has been promoted.  1 page, List 79.

HERRIN, John, sought by Hannah KELLY, West Perth, his sister in law.  He is c57 years, worked in a timber yard for many yeasr, his brother in law George LEVERSHA has a stall in the Victoria market.  Found.  6 pages, List 79.

HERRMANN, Mrs J., Rangari Station Kelvin via Gunnedah NSW, wrote in 1908 re her son Sydney George, 22 years, taken to Melbourne by his aunt Mrs COLE, who is her sister, and using name ROBERTS.  She has heard that he wants to return home.  Interviewed, he refutes his.  6 pages, List 85.

HERTZ, Leslie.  Only son of Caroline, widow of a Dane, in Melbourne.  Went missing, aged 22 yrs.  Found, 1919.  3 pages, List 4.

HESELTINE, S.R.  Adelaide Racing Club, wrote in 1915 re his son Dr George Verner Heseltine, who left for the U.S. in 1912 and cabled his brother for money in 1913, but not heard from since.  The father discovered that his son married in England in 1897 and deserted his wife there; he has been paying the maintenance; believes his son is at St Paul’s Minnesota with Jessie O’BRIEN.  7 pages, List 80.

HESLOP, Robert and John, leather merchants, Preston, took over the Cape Paterson run in 1895, in the name of their clerk John H. BURGESS, and placed Thomas MARTYN in charge.  File re allegations of sheep stealing by them, including complaints from John St. CLAIR, manager of Greaves farm at Keriak and J. RIDGWAY.  39 pages, List 35.

HESKETH, Moore, teacher at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum; accused of indecent assault on inmates and former inmates in 1881 and dismissed.  Evidence taken from David PIPER, 24 years, teacher; David LAWSON, Thomas ASHLEY, Alex WILSON, 26 years, Clarence Tudor N. TURNBULL, 23 years.  Note: this is a somewhat confronting file.  24 pages, List 58.

HESPERIDES arrived at Williamstown in 1895.  Captain WAWN had crewmen Herbert SCHULTZ, Walter FUERST, Adolph FURCH, Charles JOHN, Alexander PUTTNING charged with stealing goods.  They planned to blow up the ship but plans reported.  Evidence given by James BLACK, Carl FLODIN, Hans LIND, Neils KROGH.  His son Charles Ernest Wawn also on board.  11 pages, List 29.

HEWITT, C., butcher, North Brighton; in 1897 asks details of death 8-9 years ago of Bill Williams or Hewitt, carrier, c50 years, believed to be working on Tolarno Station, but died at Wilcannia.  He believes it may be his brother William, not seen for 40 years.  23 pages, List 40.

HEWITT, Henry David.  Deserted wife Mary Ann nee CALLOW in 1887; born Castlemaine, engine driver.  She took him to court, but maintenance never paid.  In 1898 she writes to police, has heard he is at Walhalla.  Police report he is there, married to a Miss VAUX and has 5 children to her.  Copy of first marriage certificate on file; Callow was born Launceston Tasmania and 16 when married.  Both wives are informed of the bigamous marriage but decline to act.  19 pages, List 21.

HEYNE. F.  Writes from Northcote in 1906; he was knocked off his bike and injured on Point Nepean Rd near Cheltenham by a motor car.  10 pages, List 4.

HEYWARD, George Henry, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1904, asking police to find his wife as he expected to be discharged shortly.  They were from Korumburra; he left there to look for work in New South Wales.  9 pages, List 64.

HIBBERT, Edith, Richmond, wrote in 1904 re her husband Thomas, bricklayer, 44 years, went to work in Numurkah and hasn’t been heard from.  She is destitute and about to give birth.  Not found.  18 pages, List 68.

HICKEY, P.J., 30 years, commercial traveller, Irish.  Warrant issued in Brisbane in 1907 for theft.  Poor quality photo on file.  1 page, List 83.

HICKEY, William, 26 years, painter, sought by brother Christopher, painter, Melbourne, in 1895; last heard of in 1888.  Mother has previously enquired for her husband and their father James B. Hickey, who had died in 1892.  10 pages, List 36.

HICKLETON, Sarah E., daughter of Robert J., Wallacedale, pestered by Douglas SUTTON of Condah in 1917.  Her father asks local constable for help, but he assaults Sutton who then charges with offence.  Detailed file.  18 pages, List 74.

HICKLING, Maud H. c37 years and brother Money George c35 years sought by Mrs. Jane BARRY of Napier New Zealand, on behalf of their mother in 1907.  The father Charles Maddock Hickling died in Cooktown Qld in 1878.  He had remarried and had 4 children by his 2nd wife.  After his death the widow married a Mr. DAVEY.  The mother had tried previously to find them in 1898.  14 pages, List 22.

HICKMAN, John.  Wife wrote from West Melbourne in 1895; he went to Bunbury WA, leaving her with 4 children.  Found.  6 pages, List 28.

HICKS, Tom of Bulumwaal, returned soldier.  Anonymous complaint in 1938 to Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, claiming he is ill treating his children Elsie, William, Alice, George, Mark.  The mother has deserted.  3 pages, List 2.

HIDGCOCK, Charles, auctioneer, Hay NSW, wrote in 1899.  A Sydney paper reported the death of James GORMAN in Melbourne, 35 years.  Asks if it is the brother of a friend of his, whose real name was James GORMLY.  Police state correct name was O’GORMAN, 45 years, from Limerick, parents in Richmond, and his wife and 2 children were unprovided for.  She subsequently went to gaol and the children were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

HIGGINS, Ada, 15 years, living at Balaclava.  Swallowed Lysol at Richmond in 1912 and taken to doctors, where she recovered.  Police decide not to charge her with attempted suicide.  7 pages, List 33.

HIGGINS, Henry, Her Majesty’s Hotel, Swanston St., Melbourne, complains in 1909 of youth ‘Ike’ who is pestering him and his customers; 2 letters and report.  5 pages, List 53.

HIGGINS, Herbert Fritz William, 33 years, deserted wife Olive Margaret and 3 children at Footscray in 1912.  Mother is in Tasmania.  8 pages, List 102.

HIGGINS, James.  Died at Rosedale in 1866, destitute.  File re police burial.  5 pages, List 6.

HIGGINS, Samuel, old age pensioner, died at Sale hospital in 1902 after coming from Walhalla.  File re burial costs etc. 8 pages, List 62.

HIGHLEY, George Henry.  Sought by brother Herbert in 1896; he left Jumbunna in 1895, 36 years, native of Bedford, had been in New Zealand, 18 pages, List 14.

HILL, Cecilia Wyndham. Investigation into complaint by her of lost property, 1909.  List 1.

HILL, E. Mc. S., Bega NSW, wrote in 1903 seeking details of the service of late Inspector Henry Hill; was researching family history.  Henry’s widow also wrote.  6 pages, List 67.

HILL, Elizabeth, died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900, after suffering a miscarriage.  She was employed by Henry MITCHELL, a teacher, as was Eliza ARCHIE.  Dr. Herbert Appleton PALMER criticized for his treatment of her, while Jonas HILL admitted he had been intimate with her.  Crown Solicitor’s opinion sought on charges.  Large file, including inquest deposition.  List 43.

HILL, George Felix A. South Australian Children’s Department write in 1899; he has been recently released from Victorian prison after serving six months for bigamy. His wife and children there need financial help. Found living with Constance M.E. LAING.  List 1.

HILL, Joseph A., Lubeck near Murtoa, wrote in 1911 re Mick O’BRIEN who has been threatening women in the district; arrested.  4 pages, List 99.

HILL, Olive, 5 years, indecently assaulted by unknown male in Carlton in 1928.  Mrs. Mary Colin FRASER and Mrs. Penelope GULLETT offer a reward for information.  Kenneth COSTELLOE, 16 years, interviewed, but is not the offender.  7 pages, List 60.

HILL, William.  Left Newcastle for Melbourne c1897, with another young man named CHAMBERS.  His mother wrote from Merewether NSW in 1899, concerned about him; he was 21 years old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

HILLAS, Fleming.  Information sought by his brother, a doctor in Melbourne in 1882.  He had heard of his death interstate, but no trace found.  In 1868 he had a child with Annie EDWARDS,  a farmer’s daughter, Plenty Road, whose father had threatened him.  5 pages, incomplete file.  List 57.

HILTON, Mrs. Edward, formerly Maria POOLE, wrote from Orange, New Jersey, USA in 1896 asking for address of company she bought shares in in 1866 and has never received a dividend.  She left Australia in that year.  2 pages, List 31.

HINCH, John Edward, owes money to his wife at Bourke for her maintenance in 1901; formerly in business at Gundagai under the name CLYNE.  Not found.  8 pages, List 52.

HINDSON, Richard, Moulamein NSW, requests information in 1910 on his son Richard who has broken the law; blames alcohol.  Detailed report provided.  11 pages, List 94.

HINES, Mrs. V., Fitzroy, lodging house keeper, asks police to find Clarence FORTH who borrowed money from her in 1917.  4 pages, List 73.

HINRICHS, John Edward.  Deserted wife Christina and two children at Fitzroy c1897, and went to Perth, Western Australia.  In 1900 she asks police to find him as he’s not paying maintenance.  They report that in 1898 he was living with a woman, and that he claims his wife is a prostitute.  They are doubtful that he will send money for his children as he claims he will.  9 pages, List 44.

HIRST, Frank, deserted wife Ethel and three children, at Cranbourne in 1912; He is a labourer, 40 years.  Not found.  15 pages, List 104.

HIRT, , J.F., bootmaker, in 1909 seeks details of his illegitimate son Felix Frederick McCALL, not seen  for 20 years.  Mother of child is Mrs Ellen McCall nee FACEY.  16 pages, List 87.

HISHON, Cornelius and Sarah, lived in Williamstown and involved in nasty divorce case in 1904.  This is a very large file and covers alleged perjury of Sarah and some others.  List 64.

HITCHCOCK, Miss E.M., wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1900 re Frank PASSERINI who has deserted her and their child; believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  20 pages, List 47.

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HOAD, Dorothy, 8 years, daughter of Colonel Hoad, died accidently 1900.  1 page, List 48.

HOBAN, John Joseph, did not register son Reginald, born 1911, until 1912; police suspect he is trying to avoid vaccination, will be taken to court.  7 pages, List 105.

HOBAN, T., of Broadford.  Writes in 1898, asking if he is to be employed by department; have lost their baby there.  Has a job offer in Qld, but will stay if likelihood of work.  2 pages, List 16.

HOBBA, R., Bowenvale, compalains of Constable GARRETT paying attention to his wife in 1898.  2 pages, List 16.

HOBBS, Mrs. Alfred, Noradjuha, wrote in 1906.  Her sister Susan BRENNAN, 18 years, gave to birth an illegitimate child in 1905 at Bolwarrah, wants matter kept quiet, but local constable is asking questions.  6 pages, List 82.

HOBBS, George, 30 years, coach driver, deserted wife Mary Eliza at Redfern NSW in 1912, after ill-treating her and getting another woman pregnant.  Not found.  Very small photo on file.  14 pages, List 33.  See instructions re copying photographs.

HOBBS, Mary Elizabeth, Redfern, NSW, deserted by wife George in 1910, is destitute.  6 pages, List 96.

HOBSON, John, sought by mother Mabel, North Melbourne, in 1907.  He was 30 years, a labourer, had been in NSW.  Found.  6 pages, List 84.

HOCKENS, Mrs. Alice, took poison at Carlton Club Hotel in 1917 where she was employed.  Recovered, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 72.

HOCKING, Arthur James, miner, last heard of at Rutherglen; sought in 1912 by sister Mrs L. BOELTHER, Perth.  Found.  6 pages, List 102.

HODGES, Elizabeth Ann, sought by mother who lives near Epsom in Bendigo district in 1896.  She left her illegitimate child with her mother two years ago, last heard from in NSW.  Found.  10 pages, List 38.

HODGSON, Cecil, sought by Chief Commissioner of Police in 1906.  He was formerly an accountant and mining speculator, c40 years, divorced.  Brother E.H., bank manager, mother Mrs. CUMBERLAND and ex wife interviewed.  Latter’s brother John GLADSTONE saw him recently.  10 pages and small photo, List 31.

HODGSON, Ralph Victor, died in a Melbourne hospital and buried as a pauper.  Sisters Haidee and Ethel in Ballarat complain about not being informed of event etc.  13 pages, List 73.

HOFFMAN, Frederick, ganger on NSW railways, wanted for child maintenance at Beechworth in 1915; arrested and returned.  Photo on file.  25 pages, List 81.

HOFFMAN, Mrs M., Albert Park, complained several times in 1909 that son in law Captain Neil FORRES was not supporting his two children who are living with her. Found.  16 pages, List 88.

HOGAN, Alice. Gave birth to illegitimate male child in Melbourne 1873, under age. Father Michael a printer in Fitzroy, mother Alice. Claimed Constable Bartholomew O’CONNOR father of child; acquitted.  List 1.

HOGAN, Anne.  Master in Lunacy asks for details of her background in 1869.  Was admitted to asylum in 1866, sister married Laurence BAGNELL, of Duck Ponds but has died.  Parents were from Co. Tipperary.  4 pages, List 4.

HOGAN, Nellie.  Anonymous letter from Castlemaine in 1900 alleges she runs a brothel and sells sly grog in Chinese Camp.  Report states she is living with LANG FONG and the writer is Lizzie LAMONT who lives with AH LUM and is not on good terms with her.  Emily WELDON is also there.  9 pages, List 47.

HOGAN, William, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  10 pages, List 55.

HOHNEN, Mrs. Harriet, Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Charles Sydney, motor driver, who left in 1913; she has a warrant out for him.  Found to have enlisted under name Frederick Sydney THORNTON.  5 pages, List 74.

HOKIN, Mrs. Anne, deserted by her husband George.  Ernest R. ABIGAIL, solicitor, Sydney, wrote in 1905, she is seeking divorce.  George was believed to be in Richmond under the name of John GRAY and living with a woman and child.  A letter from her uncle W. TODD is also on the file.  9 pages, List 64.

HOKIN, Ruth, sought by solicitors in Sydney, acting for her husband John James Hokin.  She left him several years ago, believed to be in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 52.

HOLDER, Elizabeth, Braidwood, NSW, asked in 1910 if her husband Charles has been killed in Melbourne recently, hasn’t heard from him for 14 years.  6 pages, List 92.

HOLDER, William, St Kilda, reports burglary and wounding of nephew Robert Stanley JAMES, in 1912.  Police doubt report, and James confuses he invented story.  13 pages, List 103.

HOLDER, William, Beach Port, South Australia, asked police help in 1916 to find his wife and 3 children, living with Walter DRAIN, returned soldier; found, she refused to return because of illtreatment.  15 pages, List 78.

HOLDING, Robert, embezzled funds of Cohuna Irrigation and Water Supply Trust, of which he was secretary, in 1895.  Large file re prosecution of him.  List 26.

HOLLAND, E. Brighton Le Sands, Sydney, wrote in 1918 seeking Margaret HORNE.  Sydney police report author of letter was her illegitimate son Ronald Horne, a returned soldier, who was trying to find his mother.  Information about her is suppressed.  5 pages, List 73.

HOLLAND, Edward. Arrested for murder of two year old Fred GEACH in 1901; his background given. 10 pages, List 2.

HOLLAND, Mrs. Ellen, South Yarra, sudden death of, while on a visit from Kyabram, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

HOLLAND, Emma, found destitute and ill in house in Carlton in 1899 and eventually placed in Benevolent Home even tho c30 years old.  Her husband was interstate.  Her sister Mrs. George GUY of Fingal Tasmania arranged for her to go there.  32 pages, List 42.

HOLLAND, Mary, Merino. wrote in 1910 re telegram she received in 1909 stating that her husband john had died in W.A., has heard nothing since.  He was a labourer, 55 years, went to W.A. in 1904.  Confirmation given that he died at Claremont, a pauper.  7 pages, List 97.

HOLLAND, Sarah of Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1901 re Edward Holland being arrested for murder of Fred Geach.  Her missing husband’s name was Edward; had spent some time in a lunatic asylum, was a compositor, English and 53yrs old.   Asks if this is the same person – no.  Details of other Edward Holland given.  6 pages, List 4.

HOLLINGSWORTH, Hugh and Allan.  Arrested in Sydney for fraud on National Australia Bank in Melbourne, 1913.  They were 21 and 22yrs.  File includes following names:  Gustavius BECHLEY, Thomas Easton SELL, Harold MATES, Alex. Lockwell MUNRO, James Shiel O’CONNOR, William Gill SEWELL, William Henry GRAYCOX.  Barmaid HAMILTON travelled with them, first name not given.  105 pages, including photo of each.  List 8.

HOLMES, – Mrs, Northcote, wrote two letters alleging ill-treatment by local police and neighbours KNEEBONE and TAYLOR (ex Mayor of Northcote) in 1911.  Report states she married James CAMPBELL then John Holmes ‘a scoundrel’.  11 pages, List 100.

HOLMAN, Elizabeth Jane, suicided at Richmond in 1900.  Found by son Joseph, living apart from husband Thomas.  3 pages, List 48.

HOLMES, Andrew, Parramatta NSW wrote in 1908 seeking James POLLOCK who had come on the same ship as him many years ago.  He was last heard of in 1866 when in the police force at Stringy Creek.  Found.  4 pages, List 85.

HOLMES, Mrs E.R., Elsternwick, wrote in 1909 re brother William Herbert THICKINS/THICKENS, last heard of at Tamworth.  28 years, labourer, fond of drink.  Found.  8 pages, List 90.

HOLMES, Henry J., employed on farm near Rutherglen, sought by father William N. Holmes of Leichardt Sydney in 1901.  He was 23 years and ‘not of strong intelect’.  Not found.  13 pages, List 51.

HOLT, William Edward, born Adelaide, c30 years, deserted wife Annie and 4 children at Castlemaine in 1895.  Posed as a single man using the name WILLIAMS and while at Launceston Tasmania formed a relationship with May McNEAR.  She discovers truth and writes letter.  10 pages, List 36.

HOMELESS WOMEN, Melbourne.  Report on, 1886; no names are given.  List 18.

HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL LADIES ASSOCIATION. Report and balance sheet 1905 and letter by secretary Clara BENJAMIN.  List 1.

HOOD, Margaret, St. Kilda, asks police to trace her daughter Louisa, born Hobart, left home 11 years ago, who wrote recently, but hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 41.

HOOF, Bert. Accidentally drowned in Yarra River. Police find he was the illegitimate child of Eliza Geraldine PICKERING, who was herself the adopted daughter of Mrs. Hoof, who kept the Cumberland Arms Hotel, Sydney Road Brunswick. Bert was born Albert Pickering in 1879, and adopted by Mrs. Hoof. Florence Pickering, sister of Eliza also lived with Mrs. Hoof, but was overseas at the time of Bert’s death.

HOOKE, George. Bigamist. Married Elizabeth MARTIN in Ireland, left her in 1888, married Annie ELVIS, Melbourne, 1895.  List 1.

HOOKE, Thomas, Fitzroy, wrote in 1879 re his wife Cecilia nee COX.  She left him and their 5 children over 2 years ago; he received a letter from her from St Arnaud stating she was using the name Grace FORRESTER.  Report on.  8 pages, List 76.

HOOKER, William, deserted his wife at Marrickville Sydney c1906.  In 1913 she asked police to find him; he was a gas engineer.  Not found.  8  pages, List 93.

HOOPER, Charles, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; married, had left wife and was living with Florence WARRY.  Sister Rose TURNBULL.  8 pages, List 99.

HOOPER, James, c80 years old, collapsed and died in grounds of Adelaide Steamship Co., in Geelong in 1899.  Reported by Alfred FREEMAN, Henry POWELL was paid to cart him to morgue.  His children lived in Melbourne area.  2 pages, List 41.

HOOWORTH, Henry, Sydney, wrote in 1908 re his father Enoch, carpenter.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 86.

HOPE, C.A.  Newtown, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking information on Harry JUSTIN of South Yarra.  He was in South Africa, may be living with daughter of his landlady.  4 pages, List 67.

HOPE, Mrs. Caroline, 42 years, milliner, formerly of Ozone Coffee Palace Geelong, died in Beechworth Asylum in 1907.  Husband Thomas sought in order to pay burial costs; found.  8 pages, List 83.

HOPE, Mrs. Lily H., wrote from Berwick in 1900, complaining of Border Hotel there; she alleges after hours trading.  Her husband is addicted and making life miserable for the family.  Local police say licensee Mrs. BAIN manages the hotel well.  8 pages, List 47.

HOPKINS, Thomas John Yardley Feltham, sought by wife in Exeter, Semaphore, South Australia in 1901.  She had not seen him for 12 years, and had heard he had been gaoled.  Not found.  14 pages, List 52.

HORBERRY, Walter Ernest, Berrigan, tailor, wrote in 1910; his wife has left him with a man, J. BROWN, from Ballarat.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

HORE, Mary Josephine. Born 1918, mother Rose Mary Hore, born Albury NSW, 27 years. Father Bert McLAREN. Child given to Mrs. Esther BOWEY for adoption. Rose Mary takes poison, depressed over giving baby away.  List 1.

HORGAN, Matthew, Waverley, NSW, wrote in 1916 re his wife Pearl Mary nee HEARLE, who left for a holiday in 1914 and never returned.  Believes he is living in Melbourne with a bootmaker named W. MORGAN.  Not found.  7 pages, List 77.

HORN, Herman.  Wanted for fraudulent insolvency on Edward William SMAIL.  He was a German Jew, 36-40yrs of age, believed to have gone interstate or overseas.  Large cardboard backed photograph on file. 31 pages, List 4.

HORNBLOWER, Sophia.  Wrote in 1904, asking for the papers found on her deceased brother Joseph MARSHALL to be given to her.  Incomplete file, 1 page, List 4.

HORN, John  Wrote from Queenstown near Port Adelaide Sth Australia in 1888.  Has seen a newspaper cutting referring to death of James HORN in Melbourne, and asks if it is his brother who left home c15 yrs ago and hasn’t been heard of.  Police find deceased was son of James Horn of Glasgow Scotland and not his bother.  6 pages, List 5.

HORNER, Mrs. William nee Lydia Archena MARTIN.  Wrote from Surprise Creek, Winton, Qld., in 1902, asking police to trace relatives, and encloses a list.  Those named were uncles Harry Starkest and James Artemas Martin, brothers of her father Joel Archibald Martin, who died in Toowoomba c1876; their sister Archena, and their parents Edward Norman Harry Starkers and Archena Martin.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

HORNSEY, Thomas, wanted in 1912 for failure to pay outstanding maintenance order at Geelong West for 3 illegitimate children by Kate Murphy; 40 years, works on wharves.  8 pages, List  33.

HORSINGTON, Mrs. S., Sans Souci via Kogorah NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband Alfred, who left for work in Redfern and never returned; she has 5 children and is destitute.  Gives physical description.  Found.  6 pages, List 81.

HORTON, Mrs. J., mother of Caroline CARGILL and Arthur Horton, who had just been released from prison.  Anonymous letter in 1909 about them.  6 pages, List 53.

HORWOOD, Norman, son of late Joel of Horwood Foundry, Bendigo Iron Works, went to Melbourne for Royal Visit in 1901 and hadn’t returned home; 24 years old.  Family and local doctor write.  ‘if he has one drink … he loses all control.’  Found.  8 pages, List 51.

HOSIE, Mary Ann.  Seduced by Constable George DONNELLY at Naring, Lower Murray and became pregnant.  Her father complains to police headquarters, she is only 16 yrs old, and Donnelly subsequently marries her in 1865.  14 pages, List 3.

HOULEY, Emma Monica, nurse, Hamilton Hospital.  Attempted rape of, in 1897.  A ‘speiler’ named TUXFORD suspected.  22 pages, List 20.

HOUSTON, Hettie (Mrs. NEIL) Collie, W.A. wrote 2 letters in 1917 re her brother George BLUNDERFIELD who was charged with the murder of Mrs. Margaret TAYLOR and her child.  File contains details of the case, background of Taylor etc.  42 pages, List 75.

HOUSTON, James, teacher, Hawthorn, wrote in 1909.  He was appointed guardian of the children of Charles LACKMAN in his Will and has had care of them since c1904.  Two have run away and he suspected they had gone to their mother, now Mrs WELLARD.  4 pages, List 90.

HOWARD, Mrs. B. of Parramatta, asks police help in getting her husband to support her; he has been living in Melbourne with another woman unde the name De Graves.  11 pages, List 3.

HOWARD, Laurence William John, 4 years and sister Eileen CHONG, 2½ years, were the children of Alice Maud, who was accidentally burnt to death.  She had been living with Ah HONG, who wanted to pay for their upkeep, but father Ah CHONG asked they be sent to him in Adelaide, where Mrs HONAN will take care of them.  This is done.  6 pages, List 88.

HOWDEN, Charles, trading as Howden & Co., Collins St., Melbourne.  Complaint in 1906 re fraudulent conduct in sale of land at Malvern Rd Hawksburn.  Mary Ann and Frank STRAPP wanted to purchase it, but W.D. CLOSE’s name was put on the title in an attempt to get more money out of Strapp.  Howden’s manager JAMIESON implicated.  Albert DIXON, manager of Land Mortgage Bank alerts authorities.  Authorities decide no prosecution, but Bank’s solicitors query this.  39 pages, List 34.

HOWDEN, James, found drowned in the Yarra river in 1899.  Miss Janet DINWOODIE claimed to have been engaged to him; he was born at Haddington in 1847.  Two certificates, one for a marine engineer and one for a Victorian engine driver, are on file.  His effects were sold at auction.  13 pages, List 43.

HOWELL, Archie.  Mother wrote from Warangesda Aboriginal Station NSW in 1916; he had run away with the St. Leon’s circus.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

HOWELL, Frederick, 26 years, born Mount Franklin, seduced and abandoned Annie LYNCH, Tolga via Cairns Qld in 1909.  She asks police to find him; no record of family in the area.  9 pages, List 90.

HOYLAND, Charles Hugh, died 1896.  Local Registrar reports false information provided that he was married to Eleanor Marie BROPHY, but he was not. Police state he had a wife and 3 children in Doncaster England. Brophy appointed executor of Will, obtained probate then went overseas.  7 pages, List 37.

HOYLE, J.B., wrote from Morwell in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Margaret ALLEN nee McCLURG, who has been informed that someone was looking for her c20 years ago, and thought it might have been in relation to an estate.  She was born Co Armagh c1835, and arrived in Victoria in 1855.  She had worked for Mrs PATTERSON, a sister of Samuel VARY, JP, Morwell.  13 pages, List 95.

HOY LING.  Commonwealth authorities order that he is not to be employed as interpreter in 1912; 1909 Pang Goon case on file.
31 pages, List 103.

HUDICKE, Elizabeth, reported missing in 1917 by her mother Mrs. GROBBECKER, Footscray.  She was 18 and last heard of in Sydney.  7 pages, List 73.

HUDSON, George, deserted illegitimate child by Jane BROWN at Bendigo in 1913.  Her solicitor wrote several letters re serving a warrant on him.  He was a labourer, c22 years, with a brother Edward at Sea Lake.  Not found.  15 pages, List 92.

HUDSON, Quayle Megan, sought by wife Elizabeth (Lilly) of Germanton NSW in 1912; last heard of in Melbourne, found.  10 pages, List 101.

HUDSON, Walter Thomas, deserted wife Alice at Surry Hills NSW in 1909.  In 1910 found married to Annie Young Hudson, licensee of the Commercial Hotel Birregurra.  5 pages, List 91.

HUDSON, William James.  Incomplete file, but he was a child of 15 yrs in 1918, with parents in Sydney, NSW, who ran away and was found in north east Victoria.  He had an aunt, Mrs. F. BEANLAND in Footscray.  4 pages, List 3.

HUGGAN, Mrs. J.B., Coburg, who in 1918 re treatment her daughter, a State school teacher at Nandaly, is subjected to by group of navvies in area.  7 pages, List 81.

HUGHES, Frank.  Lived in Hammer St Williamstown, a night watchman on the Railway Pier.  His wife took a child from the Industrial School and adopted it when 12 months old.  In 1892, when the child was nearly five, police removed it from their care.  He asks reason for this.  4 pages, List 12.

HUGHES, John William Enoch. Deserted wife and four children in 1920; was living with Ruby REYNOLDS.  List 1.

HUGHES, Margaret, Richmond, complains in 1874 that her house was broken into and property stolen while in gaol for bigamy.  First husband was John Henry MOORE.  John WELLS, blacksmith also lives in the house, turned out by first husband.  She alleges Moore is the offender and employers lawyers TAYLOR & MARTIN.  15 pages, List 31.

HUGHES, Phillip.  1899 Herald newspaper report that he lay undetected in city gardens for several days and nights, suffering from dysentery and starvation, before getting to Melbourne Hospital.  Police report that he is known to local charities and the claims false.  He arrived c16 months ago from England, 54 years, commenced, but never completed, a medical degree.  14 pages, List 43.

HUGHES, William, died in restaurant of Thomas HAMPTON, Bourke Street Melbourne in 1900.  Owner provides some details and daughter Lily is found in Tasmania.  She is 17 years old, was adopted by Catherine BESTON of Launceston some years before.  Her father was born in Surrey, c45 years, a gardener, had brothers George, James and John at Gravesend in England.  He had formerly worked for Mr. Kermode at Mona Vale, and his wife had died there.  File covers burial expenses and sale of property to cover them.  18 pages, List 47.

HUGO, Madeline.  Five year old child, lost in bush at Yandoit in 1894, trackers used.  15 pages, List 13.

HULL, W.H.  East Melbourne.  Complain re youths stealing items from his garden, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

HUMAN REMAINS found at Ballark near Steiglitz in 1899, believed to be those of William SWAYNE, tinsmith, c70 years.  He had gone missing, had been living in an old hut on the property of Mrs. Hugh MACKAY of Dean.  25 pages, List 39.

HUME, George Pierce James, legal manager, 36 years, reported missing from his home in Oakleigh by his wife in 1897.  Body found at Dromana by lad Walter GIBSON, whose father Thomas sues police department for payment of the reward offered.  47 pages, List 68.

HUME, Joseph, Kensington, attempted suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1912, reported by Alfred YOUNG. 8 pages, List 105.

HUMMEL, R.V.  Wrote from Eaglehawk in 1906 re death of his uncle Valentine Hummel at Wood’s Point.  7 pages, List 14.

HUMPHREYS BROS., Warrnambool, ask police to find Charles, c37 years, in 1895, left money by deceased mother.  4 pages, List 28.

HUNT, George, sought by sister Lily Hunt of Windsor in 1919, last heard of in Childers Qld some months ago.  Found.  11 pages, List 21.

HUNT, Simon Edward, sought by brother Arthur Daniel Hunt, Temora NSW in 1911; was in tramways.  Not found.  9 pages, List 96.

HUNT, William A.  Living at 418 Drummond St., Carlton in 1905 when small fire broke out.  2 pages, List 17.

HUNTER, Anne, Castlemaine, applies for release of her 2 children from the Industrial School in 1866.  Local police report she is keeping a brothel at Kyneton.  6 pages, List 35.

HUNTER, Florence Agusta nee JONAS, wrote from Melbourne in 1917 seeking her husband Thomas William, known as Captain LINDO of Wirth’s Circus.  Located in NSW, he denies the marriage; copy of 1915 marriage certificate on file, proving he had committed bigamy.  He was in gaol for failure to support his wife Louisa who was in Auburn NSW.  22 pages, List 72.

HUNTER, John M., carpenter, living with Ellen COOKSON and his daughter Agnes at Reedy Creek.  In 1870 she brings child to Melbourne where police are alerted that the child is ill; 6½ years old, has venereal disease.  13 pages, List 30.

HUPFIELD, Frederick and Catherine, Warracknabeal.  Accidental poisoning death of two sons, Ernest McGeorge and Richard Norman, in 1901.  18 pages, List 62.

HURFORD, Stella. Aged 17, ran away to Sydney NSW, married mother’s former lodger Sydney PRIDAY/PRIDIE. Both charged, 1901; he suicides. Very large file.  List 1.

HURLEY, Mrs.  Report of woman wandering in bush between Chiltern and Barnawartha in 1896, ‘appearing peculiar in her manner’.  Police locate and look after her, then send her on to her father John SLATER, farmer of Bobmiawarre (?) near Milawa.  She had been sent to him from the Gladesville Lunatic Asylum.  8 pages, List 37.

HURLEY, Laurence, wrote from Sydney in 1902.  He is trying to get the old age pension and asks police to confirm his arrival in the 1850s.  4 pages, List 61.

HUSSIE, John Joseph, died at Colac and buried there in 1907.  Mother in Fitzroy asks for body to be disinterred and buried with his father.  William MALONEY MP writes on her behalf. 14 pages, List 83.

HUSTLER, Thomas.  Incomplete file regarding someone seeking details of a one-armed person named Hustler in 1897.  Details of Thomas who had Hustler’s Reef goldmine are given, died in poverty, and Benjamin who worked at Terrick Terrick Station.  8 pages, List 40.

HUTCHINSON, Frederick, ordered by Stawell Court in 1901 to pay maintenance on his child Ann Lillian HOOK, a Ward of the State, but disappears and is believed to be in W.A. Later returns to Victoria.  16 pages, List 52.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph Patrick, sought by wife Kate in Sydney in 1906.  They lived in West Melbourne in 1890, she hasn’t seen him since, has had to support 2 children herself.  He is about 55 years old.  5 pages, List 26.

HUTCHINSON, Mrs M.A., Battery Point, Hobart Tasmania, wrote several letters in 1910 re clothes belonging to her son George which had not been returned.  Mrs ALLEN, domestic at Gordon Institute and DONOVAN family who owned at Tea Rooms in Melbourne are involved.  A complicated case.  19 pages, List 94.

HUXTABLE, Florence.  Daughter of late Dr. Huxtable, stepdaughter of – BRYANT.  Aunt Mrs. BARTLY concerned about her; mother died and family home broken up.  She is under 17 yrs and believed pregnant.  Claim that Jack MERRIGAN paid for her to have an abortion.  1900.  16 pages, List 3.

HUYSMAN, George, wrote from Mallacoota in 1896, complaining of police action in executing a warrant for his brother.  Report states his dog attacked the constable.  8 pages, List 37.  [See also S.S. BOGONG entry]

HYLTON, Robert Samuel, boot mechanic, committed bigamy by marrying Minnie BASTIAN under the name ANDERSON, when his first wife Elizabeth was still alive.  In 1917 John WILSON of Clifton Hill alerts police and he is charged.  16 pages, List 73.

HYMAN, Leonard Francis, late manager government Savings Bank Kalgoorlie, wanted for embezzlement in 1907.  Large wanted poster with photo on file.  4 pages, List 83.

HYNDMAN, Alexander Shaw, charged with stealing prize winning Pullets, the property of Thomas BROWN, hairdresser, Preston, in 1917.  Witnesses George WOODWARD, poultry breeder, Sandringham, secretary of the Brighton District Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society; Clive Harrison CLARK, storeman, treasurer of Society; prosecution dropped.  17 pages, and 30 page A5 Exhibition Catalogue.  List 97.

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ILES, Mrs. M.A., Westbury, Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re husband Charles Vincent who left her with a young woman Lucy McGINTY, and was believed to be in Victoria.  8 pages, List 72.

ILES, Robert, wrote from Carisbrook in 1856 re non payment of fencing he did for police.  2 pages, List 25.

ILLABAROOK.  Petition of 24 signatures from residents who had heard that the police station was to be removed from Staffordshire Reef, and wanted it to go there, 1891.  3 pages, List 51.

INCH, Robert of Charters Towers Qld., wrote in 1901 re Alexander WOTHERSPOON, had a railway contract at Bacchus Marsh eleven years ago. Found. 10 pages, List 2.

INDIANS.  Complaint in 1898 that premises at 323 Exhibition St., 33 La Trobe St., a house in Cumberland Place and in King William St., Fitzroy are being used by Indians married to European women who take in sewing and employ young girls, but they are really for immoral purposes.  Names mentioned:  Mahin DEEN, May CRAWFORD, Mrs. Kate STAFFORD, Meeyan ABDULLA, Sahib DEEN, Mary PETIT, Alice OTOGON, Alice Maud O’NEIL. 9 pages, List 23.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (I.W.W.) Secret report on activities of  members in 1917; names listed were R.S. ROSS, Ada GARDENER, C. JOHN, W. ANDRADE, F.J. RILEY, George H. HILL, Mrs. J. SMEDLEY (Footscray), May FRANCIS, Norma JEFFREY, E. CALLAARD, Dan GREEN, Percy LAIDLER, Syd GOWER, J. SWEBLESES, Jock WILSON, G. WAUN, Maurice BLACKBURN, MLA, Monty MILLER, A. CLEMENT, W.H. RYAN, Charles DUNN, M. STEVENS, J. COGAN, John and Catherine HORROCKS (Wonthaggi), Rose ACHESON, Vic BARBER (Richmond), T.V.CRISP (Wodonga), Scott BENNETT.  15 pages, List 74.

INGHAM, James Herbert Ivey, M.D. Has a private hospital at Dimboola; comes to Melbourne suffering from insomnia and disappears. Brother in law C.H. LUCAS of Collins St., contacts police. Thought to have gone interstate but found drowned at St. Kilda in 1918. 25 pages and two photos, one of him and two nurses at his hospital.  List 1.

INGLE, Edward.  Information sought by wife Mary in Sydney; he left six months ago.  She has seen a report of a drowning death, asks if it is him – no.  6 pages, List 41.

INGLE, Mary, Lithgow NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Edward, who left there six months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  His sister M. MORGAN is living in Fitzroy.  Not found.  Note, this is a separate file from the one above.  9 pages, List 65.

INGLIS, Alexander Hamilton, chauffeur, accidentally killed in car accident in 1911 at Winchelsea.  Mrs Mary LENNOX, pensioner, assists in handling the body and seeks payment; report on her circumstances.  6 pages, List 99.

INTERNTIONAL LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATIONS, 1897.  Several reports of Socialist meetings, two flyers advertising event on Yarra Bank.  49 pages, List 40.

IRELAND, Annie Lily (Nancy) Prahran.  Detailed report on her lifestyle and the brothel she was running at 18 Yarra Street Prahran in 1917.  Other names mentioned were Alice SHARPE, Nellie MUNRO, Neta LONGERGAN.  This is a large file, covering 1916/17/  List 70.

IRELAND, Dennis Barton, born South Yarra 1910, son of Beatrice and Henry Ezekiel of Wahgunyah.  Detailed report on reason for delay in registering birth; nurse Alice INGRAM.  11 pages, List 98.

IRVING, Captain G.G.H. of 1st Batt. Infantry Brigade Melbourne, provides reference to T. WALKER who is anxious to join Tasmanian police force, and asks Chief Commissioner to endorse, 1895.  1 page, List 28.

ISAACS, Abraham Maurice, picked up on Melbourne street in 1897, drunk, and taken to Watchhouse.  Subsequently found to be ill and taken to hospital but died there.  20 pages, List 39.

ISAACS, Mrs. C., Bondi, wrote in 1916 re her brother William MacLEOD, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found. 13 pages, List 80.

S.S. ISTOK.  In 1930 6 Yugoslav crewmen deserted ship in Melbourne; they were Stijepo DOBUD, Marko BAKOCEVIC, Ivan BODOPJA, Petar PODORIC, Marko ANTISIN and Milin VICE; they were all prohibited immigrants.  File covers the attempt to capture them and contains photos of Antisin, Vice and one unidentified photo.  10 pages, List 96.

ITALIAN STREET MUSICIANS. 1888 Report.  List 1.

IVENS, Frederick James, jailed for larceny and desertion.  In 1916 wife Maude, Paddington, NSW, asks address of jail.  4 pages, List 78.

JACK, Thomas, grocer, E. Brunswick, police investigate allegations by various girls in 1911 that he exposed himself to him; they were Jessie Edith SNELL, 12 years, daughter of William and Emma; Elizabeth Stella WILKINS, 18 years, Elise GLOVER, 13 years, Myrtle EVANS, 10 years and Alma HURFORD, 13 years.  No prosecution.  List 97.

JACKS, M., Caulfield, complains in 1916 of the bad behaviour of her father ‘carries on like a madman’. Mother interviewed and claims he has now given up alcohol.  5 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Clara Bell.  Mrs. Minnie SIMMONS of Moonee Ponds asks police for details of her family; her mother has 4 children by THOMASSON who were sent to the Industrial Schools.  She wishes to keep the girl herself, ‘is a connection’.  4 pages, List 31.

JACKSON, Mrs. E.A., wrote from Bullarto in 1904, wanting transportation details of convicts Henry JACKSON and John BENNET.  Police cannot comply.  3 pages, List 10.

JACKSON, Gertrude, Hampton, attempted suicide in 1916.  Her husband left years ago, lives with sister Emma ANDREWS and parents.  No charge.  8 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Harry, deserted wife at Chirrup near Bendigo in 1894, brother James was at Long Gully, sister Mrs. H. HILL at Happy Valley.  In 1896 wife reads Sydney newspaper report of death of Florrie Hunter who was living in a defacto relationship with Harry JOHNSON, and asks police if this is her husband; no.  13 pages, List 36.

JACKSON, Henry E., asks police in 1917 to find his nieces Millie 19 years, and Muriel 17 years.  Their parents, who lived near Macedon, have died; some of the 7 children are in State care.  Very detailed report on situation.  6 pages, List 72.

JACKSON, Lottie.  Found drowned at Middle Park in 1898.  Lived with Henry HAASE who wanted the gold wedding ring back.  10 pages, List 18.

JACKSON, Sarah.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1881 re land application of Harriet E. PERRY, wife of George, but living with William STEWART.  Both were Kelly Gang sympathisers and he was a convicted felon.  8 pages, List 4.

JACOBS, Chastity, sought by father Edwin, Perth WA in 1911; 23 years, left there 3 years ago, last heard of in New Zealand.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

JACOBSEN, Frederick, Port Pirie, South Australia, wrote in 1918 re wife Lily, believed in Melbourne.  He sought police help in getting her to return but she refused because of his ill-treatment.  7 pages, List 73.

JAMES, A.H., wrote from Carlton in 1897, complaining about police being called to his laundry, but not removing two women as requested.  Report states they were Mrs. BURTON and her daughter, who claims to have become pregnant by him.  6 pages, List 20.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julia, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then left again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter re transferring water rights to the LITTLE VALLEY SLUICING CO, from W.A. BODKIN, solicitor, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Alfred William, suicided in 1916; was living apart from wife Phoebe and had come from Benalla.  Inquest report and other details.  25 pages, List 76.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julie, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then went away again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter transferring water rights in the Little Valley Sluicing Co, New Zealand, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Mrs. Charles, staying at Bendigo in 1899, asks if there is a chance for her 26 year old husband, currently in the W.A. police force, being accepted into the Victorian force.  Their aged parents and friends live in Victoria.  2 pages, List 42.

JAMES, Ernest H. & Co., motor engineers, Flinders Lane Melbourne, wrote in 1910 objecting to the new motor regulation that stated that cars over a certain weight had to have a reversing gear.  He has been manufacturing voiturettes, copies of French models, and this would put him out of business.  5 pages, List 54.

JAMES, F.W., Constable 5511; advised in 1916 that he had enlisted, asks leave of absence.  4 pages, List 77.

JANSSENS, Eugene. Sought by Consul in Melbourne in 1920; he married Eva HOCKEY in 1910. Found. 9 pages, List 15.

JARRAD, Henrietta.  Her sister Mrs. BELLEARS of Euroa convicted of assault on her in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.
6 pages, List 11.

JARRETT, Mrs Annie, wife of Samuel of Malvern.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claims she was aborted by Mrs Elizabeth DOWNEY of Carlton [‘a well known abortionist’].  Downey states she gave birth to a stillborn child; nurse Amy TOPPING assisted.  15 pages, List 85.

JASPER, James, born Victoria, 22 years, labourer, in 1906 deserted his illegitimate child by Elizabeth BRANDER at Rushworth, believed interstate.  Solicitor’s letter on file; had a brother Samuel.  13 pages List 82.

JASPERSON, Frederick, wrote from Hurstville NSW in 1905 re his son Frederick who had been lured away ‘by a fast Woman keeping a bad house in Lonsdale St’ named Julia MACARTHY, he was under 21 yrs.  He was using the name WILLIAMS.  5 pages, List 11.

JEFFERY, William Ernest, fitter at Sunshine Harvester Works, deserted wife at Ballarat in 1905; 23 years, believed in Tasmania.  9 pages, List 64.

JEFFREY, Maude. Complains of husband’s conduct towards her; formerly had a saddler’s shop in Hobart, 1915-1917.  List 1.

JEFFREYS, Clara Ann, wrote from Walhalla in 1892 re her husband Robert who had deserted her and their three children some months previously.  4 pages, List 56.

JEFFKINS, William Isaac, attempted to shoot wife at Warragul in 1891 and sent to gaol.  Due for release in 1897, various members of his family write, asking protection from him, including son in law R.T. PURCHASE.  He is kept under surveillance.  12 pages, List 40.

JEFFS, Andrew.  Deserted wife and children at Bendigo, believed to be in South Africa in 1904, but Durban police cannot trace.  10 pages, List 14.

JELBART, Florence Hill, died at home of Peter LONG/Yee LEE, Ballarat in 1910/  Report and comment on trial decision etc.  7 pages, List 96.

JELLETT, Joseph, dairyman, Camberwell, fire broke out in1900 in a paddock rented by him and owned by Trustees of the STODDART Estate.  4 pages, List 50.

JENKINS, Catherine, died Beechworth Asylum in 1900, born NSW, 52 years, a widow.  Son Edwin Thomas lived in Urana NSW, sister Mrs. DRUMMOND at Eskdale, brother William McINTYRE at Queenbeyan.  File re payment of burial costs.  12 pages, List 45.

JENKINS, Mrs. D., Sheep Hills, wrote in 1907 re the reported death of Michael FAHEY at Bourke NSW; was it her brother?  Detailed response states that the deceased was born in Co Galway in 1832, son of Thomas and Margaret nee CAIRNS, and had been at Cunnamulla since 1884.  6 pages, some damaged, List 83.

JENKINS, Percy ‘Snowy’, shot outside his confectionery shop in East Melbourne in 1928; later a bomb was thrown at the premises.  His girlfriend Madge VAUGHAN suspected George MORRIS and John ‘Snowy’ HALLAM.  A large file, containing police comments on Jenkins and other petty criminals.  List 59.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie in Richmond in 1893; he was a seaman, was in Fremantle, she believes he may be in Sydney; she is staying with her sister.  Uses Peter, but real name is Andrew, Norwegian, has not sent maintenance, last heard of in 1892. Although her letter is dated ‘93’ the file regarding the search for him is 1903. 16 pages, List 6.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie, Warrnambool, in 1907.  Her sister is Mrs. Alfred SIMMONS of Cockatoo Creek.  21 pages, List 83.

JEPHCOTT, Susanna, 82 years, died at her son’s home near Tintaldra in 1909 and buried there.  Disinterment and reburial in a public cemetery ordered.  14 pages, List 89.

JEPSON. Mrs. admitted to Melbourne Hospital after having an abortion in 1905; won’t reveal the name of the person who did it.  She is married, 20 years old and has one child.  5 pages, List 65.

JEWELL, Edward.  Sends two telegrams from Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1906, seeking details of his daughter Lily’s circumstances.  6 pages, List 4.

JEWELL, Harriet, wrote from Prahran in 1895, alleging her sons Horace, Herbert and Hedley were being targeted by local police.  They report two are leaders of the Malvern Road larrikin push.  9 pages, List 29.

JEWELL, Hellene Richardson, gave birth to two illegitimate children at Allansford 1903-4 and pregnant with a 3rd in 1907.  Rumours that her brothers Walter and John are the fathers; report on situation.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  12 pages, List 70.

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JOEL, Lilly, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1919 asking help to prove her claim to her father David’s estate; he was lost on the Blue Mountains.  Her mother’s parents were Stephen and Eliza HARRIS nee CREASE.  An uncle found in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 69.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, Alexander or ‘Soldier Jack’ ‘magsman and bogus land salesman’ cheated PICKFORD Bros, farmers at Buangor of money in 1928 and escaped to New Zealand.  Traced there by police, the brothers wouldn’t pay extradition expenses.  He remained there until 1936 when took ship to Australia, and New Zealand police alerted authorities in Melbourne.  Photo and list of offences on file.  5 pages, List 60.  Original file identifies them as John King PICKFORD and Robert William PICKFORD and gives details of other frauds at Cobram and Barooga.  32 pages, List 60.

JOHNSON, Mrs. F.L., Hill End, Brisbane, wrote in 1903 re her brother Patrick BRINN or BREEN, last heard from at West Melbourne in 1894,  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Frederick, Swede,37 years,  deserted wife Gwenhilda  and 4 children in Adelaide in 1914. In 1916 she wrote to Vic. police, believed he was in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 77.

JOHNSON, Frederick Anton, c45 years, sought by stepsister Mrs. E.J. MITCHELL, West Hobart, in 1917.  He was last heard of twelve years ao at Stony Creek.  His stepbrother William WEBB mentioned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 70.

JOHNSON, Honora Margaret, born Bright 1908 but birth not registered in time.  Parents William and Jane of Buckland.  Explanation provided, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 90.

JOHNSON, Jack, found dead under a dray at Dunkeld in 1867 by Peter FRY.  Inquest found accidental death, but his mate Charles LOVELL, alias Charles the Swede had taken out an insurance policy on his life.  In 1888 Philip JOHNSON of Cowley’s Creek wrote to police, claiming to have evidence of the murder by Lovell.  File gives detailed history of case and police suspicions of Lovell, but concludes Johnson’s claimed evidence is doubtful.  19 pages, List 56.

JOHNSON, John, Cooramook near Warrnambool, suspected by wife Beatrice of poisoning her and their children including Annie and John Jnr and employee Allan MEADE/NEADE in 1897.  He had ‘not been right in mind for a number of years … had been in an asylum.’  Detailed report on marital situation; no charges laid.  19 pages, List 41.

JOHNSON, John, 72 years, Irish, ex police constable, died at Albert Park in 1903 and found to have a large amount of gold and money.  Relatives sought, and people wrote claiming relationship: included were Henry RIDGWELL, London, who believed it was his brother Joseph who left home years ago and assumed the name; Francis COOKE, Bradford Yorkshire, who claimed he was a nephew; John W.T. MURRAY, Aberdeen Scotland; Isabella MURRAY, Carlisle, Rockliffe, Cumberland who claimed he was her father’s cousin; John JOHNSTONE, Moreton Village near Birkenhead, claimed to be a son; James MAYNES, New Brunswick Canada, on behalf of sisters; Robert JOHNSTONE, Kames Bank, Margaret Drive; William Henry CRICHTON, Ayrshire, claimed father’s cousin, Frank P. RAE, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, who claimed he was grandmother’s brother, and W. JOHNSON of Watson’s Bay Sydney.  The newspaper report had spelled the name JOHNSTONE instead of JOHNSON.  27 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Mary, of Sydney, wrote in 1903 re child Florence WHITEHOUSE, left in her care two years previously; mother has failed to pay maintenance, was living in South Yarra.  Father of child was F. GRAY.  7 pages, List 4.

JOHNSON, Thomas, reported missing by brother in law Josiah BAKER, Seymour in 1896.  Not heard of for 2 years, was English, 68 years, miner, believed heading for Temora NSW.  Not found.  7 pages, List 30.

JOHNSON, William Richard.  Phyllis HANSEN of Perth W.A. writes in 1910 re maintenance order she has against him; last heard of in Melbourne, doesn’t believe rumour he is dead, but police report that is the case.    4 pages, List 24.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, William Robert, born Victoria, accidentally killed by a tram in Sydney in 1900.  He was a boilermaker whose mother lived at Port Melbourne.  A sibling, G.H. Johnston wrote to police seeking details and return of his clothing.  9 pages, List 44.

JOHNSTON, Christopher, alias Harry, 12 years, left his home at Rosewater, Port Adelaide and took a ship to Melbourne where he had two uncles in fire brigades and where they used to keep a greengrocer’s shop in Windsor.  Parent’s ask police to find and return him, which they do.  His mother was nee HICKS.  13 pages, List 53.

JOHNSTON, Georgina M.  Wrote strange letter to Chief Commissioner from Branxholme in 1894.  Local police report she is daughter of late Dr. Johnston and comment on her actions.  7 pages

JOHNSTON, Henry, Victoria Street Windsor; death of newly born child, 1900.   Report on.  2 pages, List 48.

JOHNSTON, John, painter, Essex Street Prahran, reported in 1900 that his wife had given birth to a child who died shortly after; no doctor present.  4 pages, List 50.

JOHNSTON, John, engineer, Scottish, 52 years old, left his wife Isa (?) at Annadale NSW in 1906 for Melbourne.  She asked police to find him; he was addicted to drink.  9 pages, List 82.

JOHNSTON, Rachel May, 19 years, Ouyen, attempted suicide in 1909 over relationship with widower HARTSHORN.  Brother William, parents Joseph and Mary.  2 pages, List 90.

JOHNSTON, Sarah.  Found drunk at Kew in 1908.  Medical assistance called by police; she is a habitual drunkard, and her family decline to pay account.  Her husband is at Kingston, her sister Mrs. George WILLIAMSON of Clunes.  5 pages, List 5.

JOHNSTONE, Elizabeth, wrote from West Footscray in 1896 re her husband Charles, who left 6 months ago for W.A.  He is a Swede, 31 years, formerly a sailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

JOHNSTONE, Matilda, 73 years, widow, boarding with Mrs Annie IRWIN in Parkville in 1912; attempts suicide; son Charles, school teacher, Brunswick.  6 pages, List 105.

JOLIN, James, Kangaroo Flat, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1910; report states is 84 and eccentric.  11 pages, List 91.

JONES, Mrs. A.  Writes from Jerilderie in 1906, asking police to confirm her husband is living with her sister in Melbourne, as man and wife; no Christian names given.  4 pages, List 4.

JONES, Adeline Anne.  Died in Kew Asylum 1901.  Alleged to have been illtreated, so body exhumed  5 pages, List  4.

JONES, Andrew Thomas. Murder of, Quarry Hill, 1901.  Report by police, William LETHLEAN initially suspected, but cleared.  Jones was engaged to Miss FAIRBROTHER, her brother Robert gives evidence, as do Antonio CENERI, Alice Cecilia Jane AGNEW, Elizabeth O’KEEFE, Caroline WHITE, Martha Ann GODDARD, Arthur Lee ROBERTS, Elizabeth MAXWELL, Elizabeth SCULLY, Thomas JONES (deceased’s father), Theophilus OLD, George BROWN, Axil Rudolph JANSSON, Isabella TAYLOR.  14 pages plus copy of inquest file plus maps of murder scene.  List 4.

JONES, George, injured in a circus accident in 1911.  Brother A., Liverpool NSW, wrote, querying a request for money.  7 pages, List 99.  Sister Mrs Sarah FITZPATRICK also wrote.  4 pages, List 100.

JONES, George Longworth, deserted wife Ida Mary in Auckland New Zealand in 1913; she traced him to Melbourne in 1916 and found he had joined the AIF as a married man with a wife Margaret who had been receiving his allotment (salary).  Asks investigation, which shows that Margaret KING had been living with him, he put his age back to enlist, died overseas etc etc.  9 pages, List 76.

JONES, Herbert Arthur.  Maintenance order issued at Richmond in 1914, absconded.  Sister Mrs. E. HARTLEY interviewed.  Found to have enlisted under another name.  21 pages, List 82.

JONES, James.  Died destitute at Macarthur in 1897.  File contains letter from friend Benjamin TUCKER of St. Arnaud, letter from niece Bertha Jones in U.K., bank book covering 1882-1896, personal details – he was a native of Bristol, 89 years, had land but had sold it, cost of burial etc.  18 pages, List 20.

JONES, L., Melbourne.  Complains in 1910 that the Spiritualist Association is charging a fee for Sunday night meetings, which is against the law.  4 pages, List 24.

JONES, Louisa (late BARRETT) asks details in 1901 of her daughter Edith Emily Barrett, who was 5 years in the Industrial School, sent to Mrs. McNABB of Tullamarine c1898 and got pregnant.  Other daughter Annie mentioned; authorities won’t let her see her daughter.  5 pages, List 51.

JONES, John, sought by wife Sarah, Gracedale House near Healesville in 1896.  He was late of T. ROBINSON & Co, Melbourne.  He left her in 1893 to go to Sydney for work, and she hasn’t seen him since.  He was born in Sydney, would now be 46 years, son of William, formerly master of a grammar or high school there.  Not found.  9 pages, List 33.

JONES, Mary Maria, Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband George and son George; has heard her husband has remarried and is working at Healesville and her son is with aunt Elizabeth HONE in Box Hill.  5 pages, List 86.

JONES, Nora, Boggabri, NSW, wrote in 1907 re mother Mary RYAN, last heard of living in Carlton with PRICE family who taught music.  Daughter Gretchen at Warrigal.  Found.  8 pages, List 70.

JONES, Rosa, 50 years, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; housekeeper to Joseph PEARSON.  9 pages, List 100.

JONES, Sydney K., Footscray, butcher, in 1916 alleges improper behaviour of foreman Charles MUNSOR with young women working at the Colonial Ammunition Company.  Helen WHITAKER, 19 years and Lenora HILDITCH, 28 years, make detailed statements refuting claims. 9 pages, List 80.

JONES, Walter, escaped from Beechworth gaol in 1915, serving 3 years for shopbreaking, 21 years.  John Charles BARLOW escaped from Yarra Bend around the same time, 33 years.  Photo and fingerprints of both on file.  12 pages, List 86.

JONES, William, died at Footscray 1902, 74 years, leaving a large estate and no will, so relatives were advertised for in Australia and U.K. .  Known to have a sister Harriet who married – ROBINSON.  Various people claimed relationship including Thomas Jones, Sydney, who claimed to be a son who had run away from home many years before and whose father had married for a second time to Ann TOOMEY; William Edward PARRY of Altrincham, Cheshire, who claimed to be a nephew and Jane GOODMAN of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, who claimed to be a sister.  16 pages, List 67.

JONES, W.H., Malvern, asks when wife Jane can be released from the Elizabeth Fry Retreat in 1911.  6 pages, List 98.

JORDAN, Albert, 32 years, plasterer, deserted wife Alice in Collingwood in 1899.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 26.

JORDAN, Arthur Charles, enlisted in the AIF in 1917, but was under age.  His father Joseph, Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania, refuses permission.  5 pages, List 75.

JORDAN, Charles James. Bigamist. Married Anita MENDOZA in Melbourne 1892, Mabel CLARKE in Auckland New Zealand in 1894. Born Hobart, parents George and Sarah nee GREENWOOD.  List 1.

JORDAN, Frederick, murdered Minnie HICKS in 1894; his prison statement on file.  39 pages, List 41.

JORGENSON, Susan, died in Melbourne in 1910; sister Therese SIMON, Sydney, asks details.  9 pages, List 91.

JOSEPH, Mrs Aboo, Woolloomooloo NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband, who left there for Melbourne some months ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 94.

JOSEPHSEN, Frank J., left wife in Sydney in 1900 and ‘took up’ with Mrs. JONES of Rae St., North Fitzroy –they met when she came to Sydney with fellow bowlers.  Jones was a widow who had been left money.  Detailed report on the pair, including a photo of him.  4 pages, List 47.  See instructions re copies of photographs.

JOY, Johanna, wife of William, licensee of Wentworth Hotel, in 1895 gave birth to premature twins who died at home of William WEBSDALE, his brother in law and buried there without being registered etc.  5 pages, List 29.

JOY, John Robert.  W.E. Bate and Mortimer, house and land agents, Maritzburg, Natal, write in 1898 on b ehalf of his wife who hasn’t from him in four years.  Police find him with a wife and two children,  11 pages, List 16.

JOYCE, Elizabeth Ann, 26 years, died at Greenvale Sanitorium in 1912; buried at government expense, and attempts made to be reimbursed by husband Thomas of Hopetoun.  Attempt abandoned in 1916; he was in the AIF and wounded, and the children were being kept by relatives.  6 pages, List 78.

JUDD, Marion, wrote from Hawthorn in 1900.  Her son had been admitted into police force and required his birth certificate.  He was born before her marriage, doesn’t know it and she begs the Chief Commissioner to be allowed to make a statement instead.  2 pages, List 43

JUDKINS, W. Sec. Australasian Institute of Social Service and Reform. Claims lots of gambling dens run by Chinese and of immorality in parks, 1910.  List 1.

JUNGHENN, Theodore, West Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1912; wife Eliza is dying.  4 pages, List 104.

JURY, Albert Ernest, known as Herbert or Bert, died at Kogarah NSW in 1918.  Wife Jessie, of Collingwood, asked police to find details after she received a telegram.  Believes he was living with Marjorie MORRIS; police sight marriage certificate of 1917.  4 pages, List 81.

JURY, Mrs. H., Hurstville NSW, wrote in 1918 asking help to find her father in law Samuel Jury, believed in Melbourne; her husband is dying.  5 pages, List 73.

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KALTHOFF, Alice M., wrote from ‘The Gunyah’ Corrimal NSW in 1912 re her husband, supposed to be living at Doncaster, deserted her 3 years ago.  He was German, 54 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

KANGAROO FLAT.  Dynamite explosions in 1906, near railway station and at home of Thomas POWER; powder found under house of his brother in law William Frederick HARDER.  Very detailed file re arguments between them and Isabella and the MOORE family, whom they accuse of the offence, but police doubt. Evidence taken from: Walter TWYFORD, Mary Ann OLDFIELD, Matthew MATTHEWS, Christopher BENUSSI, David HYLAND, Leonard RUCK, William HATTAM, Maggie McGRATH, John COUTTS etc.  59 pages, List 71.

KEANE, Michael, ex constable, charged with being drunk & disorderly and threatening to assault his wife Mary Jane at Hamilton in 1896.  He was the Court cleaner and they lived onsite.  Note on file states her brother was Alexander RADLY, recently released from Pentridge and ‘a criminal of the worst class’.  They are ordered to leave the site.  27 pages, List 36.

KEAT, William Henry,.  Georgina L. GLASSON of Wodonga issued warrant for desertion of illegitimate child.  16 pages, Lit 103.

KEATING, Andrew, killed by train at Dandenong in 1906, a journalist.  His wife Louisa, Sandford Brisbane, asked to pay funeral and other expenses; details given.  39 pages, List 71.

KEATING, Mrs. Annie. Constable BAUDINETT charged with giving abortion drugs to her as she was pregnant to him. Case dismissed, 1900. He seeks re-instatement, resigned. Large file.

KEEBLE, William George, sought by wife Ethel, Woollahra NSW in 1912.  He deserted some years ago; she has heard he is living with a woman named THOMPSON in East Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

KEEGAN, Peter, Mt. William, married widow of James LEWIS (died Sydney c1893) who had four children, and had two children with her before her death.  W.T. PARKER wrote from Perth in 1904 claiming Keegan is unfit to care for the children, and that relatives, including his sister Mrs. GORRIE of Bathurst and Mrs. P. EGAN also of Bathurst want to take care of them, but he is refusing to hand them over.  13 pages, List 68.

KEENAN, Annie, asks police to check information she has received from Richard CARTER in 1901, claiming her husband, known under the name of KANE, had died and was buried at Cooper’s Creek.  He was wanted for wife desertion.  13 pages, List 49.

KEENAN, Edward, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1903 seeking details of his brother Michael, c60 years.  Extensive investigation undertaken, but not found.  20 pages, List 64.

KEENE, Mary Ann.  Attempted suicide at Digby in 1899, after a drinking spree; a servant.  Charged, she signs pledge.  Letter from her on file.  23 pages, List 3.

KEIRL/KYRLE, Reuben.  Complicated file covering his fraudulent schemes in 1913, including running a concert in aid of the Kyneton Hospital and pocketing the profits.  Percy VIGOR, a 15 year old from Blackwood he employed was exploited.  Several flyers on file.  He then went interstate and got involved with the Commonwealth Exhibition Association in Sydney.  Herbert ARROWSMITH, Waverley NSW, complained about him.  A large file.  List 93.

KEITH, Alexander Stephen, reported in 1908 that his wife has left him, taking their child, and gone to London.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 85.

KELL, Arthur, sought by father in law William LAITHWAITE of Brisbane in 1898.   He is nearly 70 and in ill health, seeks help.  Letter from Kell on file; found.   7 pages, List 22.

KELLETT, Winifred, became ill when locked up in drunken state in Sth. Melbourne in 1910, and taken to hospital.  Correspondence re unpaid medical account.  8 pages, List 24.

KELLY, Edward, last heard of at Hamilton.  Henry F. FOSTER wrote from Northam WA in 1902 on behalf of his father who was anxious about him, is only 16 years.  His mother is at Nhill.  Found.  6 pages, List 21.

KELLY, Eleanor Mary, 24 years, wife of Michael Joseph, labourer, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917.  Her brother John CARROLL, 14 years, called police.  6 pages, List 74.

KELLY, Edward, Braidwood NSW, wrote in 1905; has heard that William McKAY was hurt in a Bendigo mine.  He cleared out with Kelly’s wife and two children, Jack and Aggie,15 and 14.  No trace there. 8 pages, List 11.

KELLY, Henry of Melbourne, wrote seeking Henry COX, Irish, 30 yrs, had a brother in 12th Lancers, last heard of at Portland Vic.  Found.  5 pages, List 5.

KELLY, James, Chairman of the Hospital Board at Fremantle, wrote in 1900 re William COLLINS, bootmaker, who was ill there, asking police to contact family in Werribee with a view to getting him returned .  5 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Janet May, Dubbo NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if the John Kelly who was killed at Ballarat was her husband, who had deserted her and their child; no.  6 pages, List 95.

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia.  Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856.  Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Margurite NEAL.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, R.A., Korumburra, 1905, complains re charge of obstruction by his horse.  File includes 2 photos of streetscape, newspaper cutting, reports, sketch of site.  27 pages, List 23.

KELLY, Robert. Berwick, 35 years, charged with sexual act on Ellen SCOTT, fifteen year old servant, 1892. Case dismissed.  List 1.

KELSON, Ethel, deserted by her husband c1902, gives birth in house of Arthur John DELLAR, where she is a servant, in 1904, and claims the child is legitimate.  Police decide no prosecution, as she pleads she will lose her position if the truth is known.  10 pages, List 34.

KEMP, F.T., Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking Chief Commissioner to remove local police as they were scaring his family; detail report on his mental state.  9 pages, List 83.

KEMP, Florence Violet, 14 years old in 1910, left her home at Green Swamp, near Sea Lake when her father Frederick, carpenter and builder, discovered she had been using money meant to pay bills on buying things for herself.  Letter from father on file, unflattering report on her actions.  They had come from Lascelles via N.S.W.  12 pages, List 23.

KEMP, William.   Secretary of the Victoria Tender Board, fled owing money in 1894.  File details search for him interstate and overseas, and is quite large.  List 3.

KEMPE, Gerald St., Kildonan, Morgan, South Australia, wrote in 1916 asks details of the exploits of police horses for Register articles; he has 50 years of bush life, gives details.  John Sadleir, former police officer, supplies details.  7 pages, List 78.

KEMPTHORNE, William, writes from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re newspaper cutting about ‘the notorious Sydney criminal’ of that name convicted in Melbourne.  He asks details.  Police report that it was an alias of Henry IRELAND.  7 pages, List 26.

KENNEALLY, John.  Charged with carnal knowledge of 15 year old daughter Ellen in 1901 at Strathfieldsaye; she gave birth to a child.  Ellen changes her testimony however, stating that it was her brother Patrick who was the offender.  Witness statements on file from Theresa, Mary, John Kenneally, Mary Enright, Matthew Rundle.  Copies of birth certificates also on file. 91 pages, with some explicit details.  List 4.

KENNEDY, Edith, servant, gave birth to illegitimate child at Ascot Heath Station near Dartmoor in 1896. Handed child to groom Joseph MINOGUE, who placed it in bushes.  Police informed and find child alive, but it dies.  They are charged with infanticide and acquitted.  Nurse Catherine SIMKIN gives evidence.  Mrs. PHILIP is owner of Station.  22 pages, List 25.

KENNEDY, Harold Montague, left wife Laura c1899.  She asks police to find him in 1904.  He is the son of James, tuckpointer and bricklayer, and an aunt is Mrs. COOMBES of South Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

KENNEDY, William John, employee of SUGDEN & CORNWALL, solicitors, Melbourne, stole money and absconded.  21 years, letters from people he owed money to, and photo of him with group of unnamed men at Richmond.  19 pages, List 70.

KENNEY, Mrs. W., Mengha, near Stanley, Tasmania, wrote in 1918 re her daughter Minnie, known as Mrs. BOURKE, who is in the Abbotsford Convent.  They have her 2 year old son and would like her returned to their care.  Warning; explicit details of her lifestyle are given.  6 pages, List 69.

KENNY, A.L. Dr., Collins St. Melbourne. Will be touring overseas; seeks letter and permission to carry revolver, 1905.  List 1.

KENNY, Alphonse, 21 yrs, fireman at Carlton Brewery, attempted suicide at Ascot Vale in 1912; had been drinking.  Father James Hugh Francis Kenny, mother Louisa.  John BROWN, drover, testified that they had been drinking together; William Ernest SIMPSON and Edward Addeman ACTON, rescued him.  13 pages, List 33

KENNY, Rosanna.  Reports from Carlton that her husband Thomas Edward had absconded interstate, leaving her destitute and with four young children.  5 pages, List 6.

KENNY’S BATHS. Gaps in fencing, nude bathers can be seen, 1884-1887 file.  List 1.

KENNY’S BATHS.  Fire at, in 1865, part of Royal Pavilion Baths destroyed.  4 pages, List 4.

KEOGH, Thomas, died in Walhalla Hospital in 1911 and buried at government expense.  File covers police attempts to get his family to pay for the cost, and the refusal of his sons George, Edward and Tom to do so.  9 pages, List 98.

KER, Douglas, wrote from Broken Hill in 1904 seeking police help.  His wife Marianne Louisa had left White Cliffs Opal Fields with their children Maida, Alexander Charles Douglas and Edna Gertrude, to visit her sister Edith Emmaline BOXALL for a holiday.  Boxall’s employee Frank MORRIS went with them.  His wife has now left 2 of the children with his sister in Adelaide and disappeared; he thinks she is with Morris.   4 pages, List 34.

KERR, A., writes from Bendigo in 1897 regarding a newspaper report of the death of Michael LEARY in Albury, supposed 102 years old.  Is this his mother in law’s long lost brother, born in St. Barry’s Cork Ireland?  Reply states it was Mathias LEARY, father of Mrs. ODDIE.  7 pages, List 39.

KERR, Charles, Victorian, c30 years, boarding with Mrs. Rebecca Hill EASTMAN at South Yarra in 1896 and stole some of her property.  Photo and 1 page.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KERR, John, Nyora, wrote in 1896 on behalf of David, brother of late James KEARNS, who died at Swan Hill in 1895.  Kerr went to school with James, knows the family.  Wishes to know more about James’s estate, encloses part of David’s letter asking questions.  Executors were J.F. EGAN and J.C. WATSON; Curator declines to act.  11 pages, List 37.

KETELS, Carl F.W. Teacher at Metcalfe, alleged pro German remarks. List 1.

KHAN, Noab, left Cohuna for India with stepdaughter Leon Tene Adell, 6 years in 1909.  Newspaper asks details and mother interviewed and confirms permission given; the family are moving there.  7 pages, List 90.

KHULL, Edward. Failure to pay wife’s maintenance, ordered at Fitzroy court; his wife in Sydney complains, 1880. List 1.

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KIDDELL, George.  Using the name Thomas JAMES, apparently had 3 children to his daughter Georgina in Victoria between 1891-1896.  Police alerted by his son in law Henry DARMANCOURT of Launceston Tasmania, but can’t secure proof before Georgina dies of cancer in 1896.  Initially Kiddell gives false information on death certificate, then seeks to correct it.  Police charge him with this offence but a magistrate dismisses the case.  Other daughter Mary HOOKEY mentioned.  Their mother was Mary Hart formerly BAKER.  Warning:  this is a confronting file.  60 pages, List 32.

KIEFEL, Ronald. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Natimuk. Report on 1891 fire which destroyed premises. List 1.

KIERNAN, Elsie, married to James, who is serving overseas, committed suicide in 1917.  Her stepbrother Rev B.R. TOI/TOY handles burial arrangements.  Mrs. Mary Anne EDWARDS wrote from Sydney; she was James’s aunt and had reared him, comments negatively on Elsie.  13 pages, List 72.

KIERNANDER, J.C., wrote a strange letter to Chief Commissioner in 1900, generating enquiry.  He held the position of Superintendent of Gardens in Calcutta at one time.  6 pages, List 45.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Fitzroy, 64 years, seeks police protection in 1911 from her husband; she left him because of abuse, and he is harassing her. 5 pages, List 100.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Albert Park, gives background of husband J.C., and their marriage, after he writes a series of bizarre letters in 1912.  25 pages, List 104.

KIES, William, 34 years.  Information sought by brother F. of Lyndoch, South Australia in 1897; last heard from in 1896.  Not found.  12 pages, List 40.

KILBORN, Mrs. R. File re permission to bury her in Foord’s private cemetery at Wahgunyah in 1899. 5 pages, List 2

KILBY, William.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1897, asking police to investigate letter from William STUART of Geelong, who was asking personal details with regard to a bequest.  Police find Stuart’s real name is Kilby and he claims to be a half brother to the Tasmanian person.  They give him a bad character and report he has no money.  15 pages, List 40.

KILKELLY, Thomas, Pitfield, 1903.  Charged with failure to support mother Catherine, an old age pensioner.  17 pages, List 19.

KILPATRICK, A.J., Euston Station, NSW, wrote in 1928 re jewellery stolen, perhaps by Ben & Jessie BROOKS who had been employed by him.  7 pages, List 58.

KIMBER, Mary, Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking if her husband Percy Alick was on a ship returning from South Africa.  He deserted her and their children about 4 years ago.  4 pages, List 82.

KINDER, Charles Lake.  Solicitors Sincock & Wadham wrote in 1897, asking police to remove him from the Blackburn area.  His mother, over 70 years old, has had to get him out of her house.  Local police report they have him under surveillance, but he is doing work when available, so can’t be charged with vagrancy.  His criminal offences are listed.  10 pages, List 40.

KING, A., Merriwa, NSW, wrote in 1918 re his brother William; found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 75.

KING, E.J.F., secretary of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, complained of indecent pictures in the shop window of – ANDRADE in 1907.  Two postcards on file.  3 pages, List 84.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KING, Eva, died in railway waiting room in Melbourne in 1899.  Aged 19 years, she had recently given birth.  Sister Edith, who had a heart condition, was sought, but brother in Wangaratta was found first.  8 pages, List 49.

KING, Mrs. H.E. of Hobart Tasmania. Wrote in 1899 re her son in law Victor Emanuel WOOLLEMAN and his failure to pay maintenance on his three children in her care – her daughter died over two years previously. He is found to be very ill. [Very sad case]. 11 pages, List 2.

KING, Herbert, undertaker, Richmond, 1894.  Complains re conduct of Snr Const. Nolan in case of body of Peter COX, and his involvement with undertake John ALLISON.  17 pages, List 3.

KING, Stephen, Dooen North, charged with carnal knowledge of his grand-daughter Hannah King (also known as GOODMAN), 15 years.  Quite graphic details provided.  Case dismissed.  39 pages, List 37.

KING, William, 51 years, labourer, left wife and family at Nagambie in 1897 for Bunbury Western Australia; she asks police to find him.  Police search unsuccessfully for him and when reporting back to her, find she has gone there to join him.  Very faded and blurred tintype photo on file.  18 pages, List 40.

KING, William, sought by brother A., Merriwa NSW in 1918; has answered his letter of a year ago.  Found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 83.

KINGSBURY, G.M., Spottiswoode, asks in 1893 when he is likely to be called into the force.  2 pages, List 50.

KIRBY, Blanche, North Brighton, wrote in 1902 re her husband William who went to Perth four years ago and hasn’t sent money.  She is destitute and about to be evicted.  6 pages, List 62.

KIRK, Michael Malcolm.  Information sought by David WHYTT, solicitor, Yass NSW, in 1901, on behalf of overseas clients.  He was committed to an asylum in 1892 and died there, unmarried, carpenter, 60 years, born Edinburgh.  Police report that he was married, and his wife Amelia predeceased him.  Brother Poulteney Kirk mentioned.  13 pages, List 53.

KIRK, Poulteney Malcolm, died at Whittlesea in 1872.  David WHYTE, solicitor, Yass NSW, asks details in 1902.  3 pages, List 61.

KIRKMAN, Mrs. Sarah.  Owner/occupier of cottage cnr Bank St. and Nelson Rd. South Melbourne in 1898.  Report of fire.  2 pages, List 18.

KIRWIN/KIRWAN, John, disappeared from Boggy Creek Gippsland in 1886.  In 1895 suspicion falls on brother Michael having murdered him and buried him in a mine shaft.  File covers 1895-1898 and attempts to check mine shaft, costs involved etc.  Michael died 1898.  Large file.  List 20.

KITCHEN, Edward N., North Brighton, 1908.  Two printed foolscap pages outlining his claim that the Bank of Australasia had defrauded him out of a share in the Freehold Estate and Gold Mine, known as Eldorado, at Guildford in 1865.  2 pages, List 84.

KITCHEN, Edward Nicholson and Stephen Angus DOYLE, both Americans, publish a brochure ‘An appeal to the Admiral, officers and men of the American Fleet’ relating to his claims as listed above.  16 pages, List 86.

KITCHING, Henry John, deserted wife E.at Melbourne c1905.  In 1909, writing from New Zealand, she asked police to find him.  10 pages, List 90.

KITSON, H. of Coolgardie W. Australia, wrote in 1899 re his wife Olive Cowen (known as Dot) who had left him two years ago and was believed in Melbourne. Police report it likely she has gone overseas. 5 pages.

KITTSON, H.G. Cape Bridgewater, 1918. Writes re Mrs. Lillian Maud WILSON nee LIGHTBODY, who gave birth to a female child, registered as Jean WILSON, but her husband William Gilmore WILSON has been overseas for more than a year. The real father is a local (not named). Child subsequently given to Dept of Neglected Children. List 1.

KLAUSE, William Robert, married Rhoda Sarah STEADMAN in 1891, but committed bigamy; previously married in Glasgow.  Rhoda discovered this and in 1892 demands he leave Victoria and not see her again, otherwise she will press charges.  His letter agreeing to this is on file.  Further file re his property.  9 pages, List 56.

KLEINERT, Ernest Ambrose, charged with murder at Mitcham of Iolene Mary SAMPSON in 1928.  This is a very large file that includes newspaper cuttings and letters from mainly anonymous people offering various theories as to the murderer.  Joseph PYLE of Carlisle River wrote 3 letters on this subject.  List 57.

KLOFKORN, Peter Christopher. Died at Inglewood Hospital 1881, came from nearby Berlin. File re burial expenses. 10pages, List 2.

KLOOT, Jacob.  Embezzled money from a number of people in 1919, including returned soldier Charles Henry GILBERT of St. Kilda, Margaret and Ellen COLLINS of Malvern, Bessie Florence HOCKING, Andrew Clarence TAIT and LANE’S MOTORS P/L.  Sent wife and son to Canada, then fled to Sydney, disguised himself and applied for a passport under name LEVIN.  American, of Jewish appearance, 31 years. Identified, arrested, tried and found guilty.  5 photographs on file, 2 of him sitting in cars, 2 blurred close-ups of his face, and 1 with a beard and glasses he used for disguise.  See introduction for details of how to order photographs.  Large file, List 27.

KNELL, H., GUNNER, Queenscliffe Barracks, applies for police force, rejected as unsuitable.  4 pages, List 23.

KNIBBS, G.H., Commonwealth Statistician, Melbourne, reported in 1912 that he had been nearly hit in Melbourne by a recklessly driven car, registration No. 5629.  Driver identified as Sidjecka C. JEFFERSON of Healesville, who is taken to court.  There is a very detailed report of the case; witnesses were William John McMAHON, tram conductor and Walter CHAMBERS, gripman.  18 pages, List 102.

KNIGHT, GEORGE, sought by wife Maggie, Balmain, Sydney in 1902.  He was a waiter, left her, and is believed to be in Melbourne.  His brother Harry lives in Richmond.  Found living with Maud HARVEY and their children.  6 pages, one damaged.  List 61.

KNIGHTS, Frances, Williamstown, locked up for vagrancy in 1910 and infant daughter Matilda put into care of Mrs E. HOOEY, then both transferred to Salvation Army Home.  Husband claims child not his.  3 pages, List 96.

KUEHN, Charlotte. Writes in 1915 disputing soldiers’ claims her husband was a German spy.  List 1.

KUEHN, Charlotte, Brunswick.  Wrote a number of letters in 1915 re her 17 year old daughter who married John COCHRANE; the pair forged parents’ signatures of approval.  Comments on family itself on file.  22 pages, List 80.

KULCZIJEKI [KULCZYCKIE] Enrico.  Austrian Consul Melbourne wrote in 1877 about this lad, whose father Anton had poisoned himself and wife some years ago.  8 pages, List 5.

KUPSCH, Fred.  His sisters write from Preston in 1894 after a newspaper report of two men frozen to death in Kiandra, asking if he was one.  Police report it was a false story.  11 pages, List 13.

KURRLE, Vernon Constantine.  In 1907 Isabel F. SHORT of Jumbunna issued a warrant for his desertion of her illegitimate child, which subsequently died, but she refused to cancel warrant in 1908.  11 pages, List 10.

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LACEY, Emma Elizabeth.  In 1894 alleged her stepfather Robert WITCOMBE sexually interfered with her; he and her mother had gone to Sydney, she refused to join them.  12 pages, List 13.

LACY, Jane, Auburn, has child of Mrs J. STEWART, of Kalgoorlie, who has not sent maintenance, has had to be kept from school, no boots etc, 1903. 4 pages, List 6.

LADD, George Ambrose.  Mother at National Hotel Bendigo, queries a request for money she has received from him in 1909; he is in Qld.  13 pages, List 90.

LADIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH. Booklet ‘Women’s Guide to Health’ on file. Suspected abortion pills sold; no action taken, 1914.  List 1.

LAGAL, Miss E., North Melbourne.  In 1917 wrote to Scotland Yard asking if a cable she received stating that her fiancé Staff Sgt Major George COULTHARD had been killed was genuine; no.  His sister was Mrs. ELLIS of Yorkshire.  3 pages, List 70.

LAGING, William Robert.  Naturalised German living in Malvern in 1916, reports he had heard that ‘roughs’ intend to attack him because he is German.  His background given.  List 6.

LAITY, William Henry.  Deserted wife Sarah in 1897 in Victoria, believed to be in Western Australia.  He was born Adelaide, 55 years, a cordial manufacturer.  The search was renewed, unsuccessfully, in 1899.  42 pages, List 38.

LAKE BOLAC POST OFFICE.  Mary TILLOTSON asks police help because of obscene messages being placed on fence in 1896.  William VEALE writes similar letter, but she suspects it’s his family who are the offenders.  Note: offensive messages in file.  18 pages, List 37.

LAKEMAN, Arthur Adrian Percy, charged at Bendigo in 1916 with shooting stepfather Arthur James MAIN, after he attacked his wife.  Discharged by Court, the Attorney General’s opinion is on file, along with a copy of the depositions.  21 pages, List 78.

LAMB, Sydney & Leslie, had their store at Murtoa robbed in 1909; employee Ferdinand William RISSMAN tied up, but later confesses to crime.  Very detailed report.  17 pages, List 89.

LAMB, William Ernest, married in 1908 and living with THATCHER relatives in Prahran, when his wife gave birth to a premature child which died and was buried in the garden.  Anonymous letter gives details and police investigate.  6 pages, List 87.

LAMBERT, Benjamin, died at Blackwood in 1898 and buried as a pauper; c80 years old.  His daughter Hannah (Mrs. John) LOCKWOOD wrote from Saltaire England, seeking details.  13 pages, List 42.

LAMBERT, Mrs Esther, Preston, wrote in 1909.  She is separated from her husband Robert James, who is living with another woman in Middle Park.  Concerned over her 13 year old daughter Gertrude Louisa who had been in a Home.  7 pages, List 91.

LAMBERT, Sydney or ARCHER, sought by wife Esther in 1910.  He left her 3 months after their marriage in 1909; she obliged to live with Nuns.  He was 28 years, fond of drink, had been at Potilla then Echuca.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

LAM CHIN, sailor on the S.S. Mayune, deserted in 1903, charged with being a prohibited immigrant.  Photo on file.  Brother Quong HEE SHING is in Lt. Bourke Street.  3 pages, List 65.

LAMKEE, deserted ship of the China Navigational Co., at Melbourne in 1908.  Reward offered.  Small photo and 3 pages, List 92.

LAMPRELL, William Joseph, sought with regard to a maintenance order taken out at Inglewood in 1919 by – BERTRAM.  Solicitors’ letters on file.  Not found.  12 pages, List 31.

LANCASHIRE, George, son of Samuel, JP, Melbourne, married in Sydney under name ELLIS in 1902, and arrested for bigamy.  Second wife asks police for details of first wife etc.  7 pages, List 62.

LANCASTER, Elizabeth, lived in Brunswick with parents in 1894, 13 years old.  Went as domestic servant to Alfred MILLER, livery stable keeper at Wycheproof; her sister Amelia is working for a storekeeper there.  Alleges attempted sexual assault by Miller, but medical evidence says no trace.  Her respectable background given.  21 pages, List 38.

LANCEFIELD.  Mac’s Hotel.  Public Thomas FERGUSON reports theft of watch and chain in 1896.  Frederick HOOD, c22 years suspected, was in his employ.  Hood arrested and letter from Publio FABZON of Sydney found, a friend.  Also on file is a Registry Office employment agreement between Nellie McCORMACK and Ferguson; she was a servant there.  13 pages, List 39.

LANCELY, E.R., St Leonard’s North Sydney, wrote in 1916 re the whereabouts of Jonas Lancely.  Found.  6 pages, List 78.

LANE, Ada, Abbotsford, wrote in 1907, asking police for help.  Harry COOK who had promised to marry her has now refused and she is pregnant; can she sue for breach of promise.  3 pages, List 82.

LANE, David, c76 years, old age pensioner, died at Hibernia Hotel, Jericho in 1902; had been cared for by licensee J.J. MOORE, who writes several letters re costs incurred.  16 pages, List 62.

LANE, Mrs. Marion.  Licensee, City Club Hotel, Collins St.  Complains of larrikins in 1883.  10 pages, List 4.

LANE, Rose Isabel and Lelia Ann, grand-daughters of Captain William THOMAS, R.N., sought by their step-sister Mrs. E. SIMSON in 1907.  They left Tonga, South Sea Islands, c1878.  Her mother was the eldest daughter of Captain Thomas and married John C….[illegible], and died when she was 3 years old.  Her father remarried and took the family to New Zealand.  9 pages, List 44.

LANE, Walter, Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re his son George, 13 years, who he placed in the Salvation Army Boys Home Bayswater, and who absconded with – TOOGOOD, son of H., who was working on Austin’s Station.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

LANDER, T.B., wrote from Perth, W.A. in 1907.  Has seen a newpaper report that his father Adam was arrested for vagrancy in Ballarat.  He had wanted to return there, and was given money and had possessions.  Queries police action, which is explained; Adam suffering memory loss.  8 pages, List 44.

LANDERS, Charles Fitzroy.  Brother George wrote from Annadale NSW in 1905 seeking information; hasn’t heard for about 18 years.  5 pages, List 64.

LANG, R.T., wrote from Adelaide in 1909; his wife Isabel had deserted him and their two children and was believed to be in Melbourne.  She was 22 years, 6’4″, physical appearance and clothes described.  Her maiden name was HANCOME/HANCORNE.  Not found.  10 pages, List

LANGFORD, Edwin, wrote from North Melbourne in 1900, alleging false registration of death of child DIMELOW at Geelong.  Police report the child was registered under the name of RUFFIN, John H., by his grandmother.  6 pages, List 45.

LANGLEY, Frank Aubrey, deserted wife Rose Annah Jane Langley at Bordertown South Australia.  In 1917 she wrote to Victorian police for help, as she had heard that he had enlisted under the name THOMPSON and been killed; confirmed.  17 pages, List 71.

LANGRIDGE, Nance, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1911; living with James CRILLY.  7 pages, List 99.

LANNEN, Thomas M.  Sought by W. LYNCH of Newcastle NSW, a relative, in 1902.  Found.  7 pages, List 16.

LANGSTON, James Henry, 24 years, sought by S.A. State Children’s Department; may be with mother Mrs OBEN.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

LARRIKINS.  1896 reports on Carlton and Fitzroy larrikins, including a list of court cases heard over a 6 month period.  30 pages, List 32.

LARTER, George, Richmond, charged with ill-treatment of ten year daughter Florence in 1903.  His wife Margaret had left with son Harold because of his cruelty.  Detailed report from the Vic. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children.  Mrs. SCHEELE and Grace WAGGLEN are witnesses.  13 pages, List 65.

LA TOUCHE, Ada, wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1895 re Gerald La Touche, a stranger in Melbourne, who wrote to her that he was ill.  4 pages, List 30.

LATROBE STREET RAGGED BOYS HOME & MISSION. One page yearly report of activities, including photos of unnamed boys, and two sheets of letterhead, one blank, the other with a letter from secretary W. Minton. President was Clement Davidson. 1898. 3 pages, List 2.

LAUDER, Charles, died in 1900 after being knocked down by a tram.  He boarded with Arthur RAXWORTHY in Richmond, was c60 years and a remittance man who arrived c1898.  It was believed his real name was ARDOCK.  There are a number of letters from his nephew John (no surname) in Edinburgh on the file.  List 46.

LAURENCE, Frederick Bryant.  Charged with perjury at Castlemaine in 1897, over transfer of license of Commercial Hotel Guildford from Catherine FINLAY.  4 pages, List 3.

LAVELLE, Lily, 19 years, arrested on vagrancy charges in Melbourne in 1909; her father Patrick, Lindisfarne, Hobart Tasmania, is asked to take her back to Tasmania.  4 pages, List 87.

LAVENDER, Charles, Parramatta, wrote in 1912 re his wife  Fanny who has disappeared.  He believes she may be in Melbourne with her cousin John HANSLOW, 36 years, bootmaker, Clifton Hill.  Police respond that it is not their business.  4 pages, List 102.

LAVEY, Thomas John, farmer, Budgerum near Quambatook, buried the stillborn child of his wife Ethel in a paddock in 1910; assisted by James Henry SKEWES of Lalbert.  Did not seek approval of the Health Department, but decision made not to prosecute.  10 pages, List 98.

LAW, George. Murdered at South Melbourne in 1928. File has testimonies of: John Charles HICKEY, Eugene STACKPOOLE, Frederick George FURLONG, Victor James MITCHELL, Clifford WILLIAMS, Henry Harold MARSHALL, Jean ALMA, Daniel Emmett NOLAN, Thomas Leslie LEE, Annie Gladys MITCHELL. 40 pages.  List 1.

LAW, Walter, 51 years, left wife Esther and Child in Elsternwick in 1896, and went to Cornelia Station, but then left there.  Wife asks help to find him.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 35.

LAWRENCE, Mrs Ben, Nenarpurr near Apsley, in 1912 accused by Francis William WRIGNELL, fruit hawker, of stealing money from neighbor QUINTRELL’s house; he later seeks money from her husband to drop the case.  Storekeeper A. CARRACHER of Frances, South Australia, alerts police to his actions.  22 pages, List 105.

LAWRENCE, E.Z. wrote a long letter from Woomelang Hotel in 1917, alleging she is being followed and persecuted because she gave evidence in a South African case.  Police establish that she is a travelling saleswoman, selling ladies corsets and is delusional.  15 pages, List 70.

LAWRENCE, Joseph, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking details of his wife Cecilia and 5 year old son, believed to be in Hawthorn.  Police find her but decline to give him any information.  5 pages, List 67.

LAWS, James, sought by wife F., Launceston Tasmania in 1907.  He was a dentist, deserted her years ago, then in 1906 wrote to her.  Found.  9 pages, List 83.

LAWSON, Mrs. Annie, Kalgoorlie, WA, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. M. GRIMES Snr, who hasn’t answered her letters, last heard of at South Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

LAWSON, Benjamin.  Receives anonymous letter that his daughter Bessie Clara is pregnant to farmer DOBBIE at Lorquon in 1905.  Local police find she has had an illegitimate child and persuade Dobbie to marry her; quite intimate details given.  6 pages, List 65.

LAWSON, Thomas and William, 10 and 12 years old, arrived at the home of solicitor De Courcy IRELAND, Natte Yallock, in 1903, claiming they were from Ballarat and had lost their father in Melbourne; police establish they had escaped from the Reformatory School   7 pages, List 67.

LAWTON, Henry, sought by mother E.J., Adelaide, in 1915.  His father is an invalid and she needs financial support.  Found.  6 pages, List 80.

LAY, Mrs. Jane, Brighton, reports handbag containing over £200 stolen while she waited for arrival of son on troopship at South Melbourne in 1919.  Police doubt story.  3 pages, List 31.

LAZARUS, Margaret, wrote from Darlinghurst Sydney in 1909 re her husband Michael, last heard of in Canada.  Found, using name BRAHAM.  6 pages, List 70.

LAZBROOK, John Holden. Murdered by John O’BRIEN near Inglewood in 1871. O’Brien believed living in NSW under name HOWE in 1881; his sister married to person of that name. Victoria police investigate. Large file, List 2.

LEAHY, Bridget, wrote from Horsham in 1898 re her son James who left there for Gippsland the previous year after the death of his father.  Police find he has been acting strangely ‘a harmless lunatic’ and send for brother William.  12 pages, List 46.

LEAR, Bertie Babington.  Police investigate rumour that he attempted suicide at Tarraville in 1898.  His siter Mrs. NICOL interviwed.  6 pages, List 21.

LEAR, Florrie, Stowell Arms, Hotel, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re husband Archibald John, who deserted her 6 years ago.  2 pages, List 84.

LEARED, John Robert Boxwall, born c1855 Morpeth NSW, son of John Robert and Mary Kate.  Father died shortly after his birth and mother remarried to George RUSSELL.  Child adopted by uncle Benjamin WILLAN, another uncle is Precious Willan.  In 1900 his mother asked police help to find him.  Found, he thought his mother was dead.  6 pages, List 46.

LECKIE, William, Maribyrnong.  Charged with manslaughter by neglect in 1928 after his daughter St. Clair Margaret Leckie died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn child which he buried.  She was being treated by herbalist  F.D.P. MILLER, who wasn’t aware she was pregnant.  Prosecution dropped.  c50 pages, some duplicates.  List 60.

LECKY, Frances, Melbourne, wrote to South African police in 1910, seeking Jessie VALENTINE (Mrs J. GOULD), whose husband died there.  Jessie is the sister of Kate, the second wife of her late father William Stewart Lecky.  The couple had a son Jack, and the writer is after funds for his maintenance.  A detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 94.

LEDDEN, Margaret, Fremantle, W.A., wrote in 1902 re her unnamed husband, a tailor, formerly of Broken Hill, who deserted her.  Not found; W.A. police report she is living with Alfred SKINNER.  8 pages, List 62.

LEDGERD, Daisy, 42 years, murdered at East Melbourne in 1928 by Thompson Gardiner William BACON.  A large file, List 61.

LEE, Francis Joseph, Vallance Creek near Stratford, wrote a series of letters 1914-1919 alleging former wife Margaret MARMION was a bigamist and murdered Mary Ellen ANSELL; delusional.  Large file. List 77.

LEE, Henry Herbert.  Whereabouts sought by W.H. GADD, Guy’s Forest School Committee, Walwa, in1906; he was late teacher there.  His sister Mrs. HEDDELL found.  6 pages, List 50.

LEE, John.  In 1908 filled in birth entry for child John Ellis Lee, claiming married to mother Lydia Wiley ELLIS, but was not.  8 pages, List 5.

LEECH, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests report on her background in 1869; admitted Yarra Bend Asylum 1860.  Husband John found to have died 1859, children not found.  17 pages, List 4.

LEEK, George Henry, charged with murdering 4 year old Doris FOLEY at Beech Forest in 1916.  She was the illegitimate daughter of Louis Wilson TANKARD of Tasmania.  Large file.  List 77.

LEEK, Robert Thomas, charged and acquitted in 1916 of incest on his 15 year old stepdaughter Florence MITCHELL, who subsequently gave birth to a female child.  A large file, very detailed and confronting; police believe him guilty.  List 79.

LEFEVRE, Isaac, sought by wife E., of Jumbunna in 1900.  She had taken out a warrant for his desertion; last heard of in NSW.  In 1898 he took two of their children, but abandoned them.  12 pages, List 49.

LEFEVRE, H.L.P. and William J.H.C.  Neglected children of Isaac, who deserted them and their mother Eliza Jane in Frankston in 1898.  Correspondence re what to do with children.  35 pages, List 16.

LEGGATT, William, wanted in 1928 for failure to pay maintenance for illegitimate child of Ruth SMITH of Carlton.  He was a gardener, 55 years, with land at Portsea.  7 pages, List 58.

LE GOULD, Daisy, St Kilda, assaulted by a man who followed her home in 1911.  8 pages, List 100.

LEHMANN, Alfred W.H., Footscray, in 1911 asks permission to carry a gun; is a non unionist, working at T. ROBINSON & Co and being threatened by unionists.  6 pages, List 97.

LEMON, William.  Address sought by mother in Sydney in 1900, after she received a worrying letter form him; he is a boy.  12 pages, List 4.

LEMON, William John, pensioner, 70 years, died Kyneton in 1905.  Letter from brother Joseph Sanfield Lemon on file; paid burial expenses.  6 pages, List 23.

LEM SING, Silas, Creswick.  Complains of youths throwing stones at his house at night; report states he thinks they are after his European wife.  4 pages, List 22.

LENEY, Joseph, sought by wife E., Newtown, Sydney, in 1911.  She is ill and wants maintenance from him, but he refuses.  7 pages, List 97.

LENNOX, Francis William, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, protesting that his application to join  police department was rejected because of varicose veins.  1 page, List 43.

LENNY, Joseph, deserted wife Emma at Newtown Sydney in 1912; believed in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 104.

LENO, Mrs E., Mundaring, Darling Ranges, WA, wrote in 1913, asking details of the death of her sister Mrs Bert MUNNS; these are provided.  11 pages, List 93.

LESSING, Ernst. German Consul in Melbourne writes re the family 1888-1904. Ernst is a native of Skogen, Prussia, came to Victoria in 1887. His father embezzled money and the Prussian government thinks he has sent it to his son. Ernst married Ester Jane WARE and went to Mentone to farm. Father Friedrich arrived in 1890s and died here. Family still in poor circumstances in 1904.  List 1.

LETHAN, David.  Tenant at 50 Roden St., West Melbourne when fire broke out in 1898.  Owner was Isaac WILLIAMS of Coburg.  2 pages, List 18.

LEVER, Mrs. George William, wrote from Windsor in 1894 to Sydney police regarding a newspaper report on two men who had died in the snow near Kiandra.  Asks if one is her husband who left some months ago.  Police report the story was false.  She has a large family and is destitute.  12 pages, List 13.

LEVY, Sol., Sydney, wrote in 1909 re William CHAMBERS of Melbourne who deserted his wife and two children c1896; asks if he is still wanted as he has married another woman.  He was a barber, c38 years.  4 pages, List 89.

LEVINSON, Hyman, alias Henry Lewis GORDON, died in Melbourne in 1897.  Sydney police query whether he is the same person wanted for bigamy there – yes.  His wife in Melbourne mentions hearing from a daughter Millie in Sydney, and wife Anna, an asylum inmate in NSW is also advised.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel.  Wife writes from Redfern Sydney in 1894, he has gone to Melbourne, a distiller, and left her and two children destitute.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel, brewer and distiller, deserted wife and children in Sydney.  J. WATTS, Leichardt wrote in 1904 on her behalf, she is destitute.  8 pages, List 68.

LEVY, Solomon, sought by wife E.J., Perth W.A.  He has left her destitute with 7 children, one a cripple, another an infant.  6 pages, List 81.

LEWIN, Agnes J., wrote from Casterton in 1892 re her husband Herbert Albert, who had deserted her some time ago, and was believed to be with Fitzgerald’s Circus some months ago.  She is destitute.  2 pages, List 56.

LEWIS, Alfred, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1918 asking for a report on the character of Mr. BOARDMAN, hairdresser, St. Kilda, whose son married his daughter.  She has now died leaving a baby, and there is a difference over which grandparents will raise the child.  3 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Eva, reported missing by her mother Mrs. A.J. LEWIS of Geelong in 1896.  Photo on file and letter from mother. 5 pages, List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

LEWIS, Mrs. M.  Wrote from Gembrook in 1899 seeking help in finding her son Evan M.J. MOYLAN who had run away from his employer, 8 pages, List 8.

LEWIS, Myrtle.  Information sought by sister Mrs. T. JEFFREY, Hobart in 1915.  She has heard that Myrtle has ‘got herself into trouble’.  Report states is a prostitute and gave birth to a daughter, Linda Pauline.     4 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Rebecca, 15 years, daughter of Mary Ann, Napier Street South Melbourne, lured from home and taken to Sydney by Emma SHARP/KING in 1910.  Found and returned, made statement; police contemplate a charge of procurement but decide against it.  18 pages, List 96.

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LIAUT, Annand and Adolphe MARCHAUD sought by French Consul in 1877; 18 pages, List 5.

LIDDLE, Mrs Corry, Bourke NSW, wrote in 1908; she has been deserted by her 45 year old husband.  His mother lives in Portland Victoria.  6 pages, List 86.

LIEBERMANN, Helena. Of Surry Hills Sydney, wrote in 1894 seeking details of her husband Emil, last heard of at Bendigo. Found. 3 pages.  List 1.

LIEBERMANN, Helena, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1897 re husabnd Emil.  Not found.  9 pages, List 20

LIEBERMANN, Helena.  Marcus SIEVWRIGHT, solicitor, writes on her behalf in 1899, husband Emil deserted.  11 pages, List 17.

LINDALL, May, sought by brother in law George LANCASTER, Scarborough NSW in 1911.  She was adopted by a part Maori woman, Mrs McKAY c1893.  A very convoluted file.  Not found.  18 pages, List 99.

LINDLEY, Reginald, sought by Miss Carrie BELTON, Queenston, Port Adelaide in 1896.  An artist, he left there about 6 months ago and hasn’t been in touch.  Not found.  10 pages, List 30.

LINDSAY, Mrs. E.J. of West Wyalong, NSW, wrote in 1898, asking police to find relatives of William QUINLAN, who died there after accident, aged c36yrs.  His father Thomas was dead, and his mother Mary had remarried.  His sister was Mrs. J.H. ALLEN of Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 3.

LINDSAY, James.  Information sought by wife in Adelaide in 1919, hadn’t heard from him in 7 months, was employed by Sennitt’s Ice Works South Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 43.

LINDSAY, Mabel, Fitzroy, wrote in 1906 re her husband Con, a journalist, last heard of in New Zealand.  Police there report he is a drunkard.  Reference made to previous enquiry, but not on file. 4 pages, List 69.

LINDT, J.W. Hermitage, Black Spur. Fears than the man who assaulted him and was gaoled for three months will return and set fire to his place or worse, 1899.  List 1.

LINLEY, W., Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1917 re son Ewart, discharged from military a few months ago and missing; had letters from Millie WEST in Collingwood.  5 pages, List 74.

LIPZKER, Samuel, left wife Jane and 3 children in North Melbourne and went to New Zealand c1897.  She is now destitute.  He is English, c40 years and was last heard of in Christchurch.  Not found; children committed to Industrial Schools.  10 pages, List 42.

LISTER, John.  Threatened Captain EVANS of Albany Road Toorak in 1896 and making a nuisance of himself.  He had been gaoled in 1888 for inflicting grevious bodily harm and released in 1891; born 1843 England.  9 pages, List 32.

LITTLE, Agnes Rebecca.  Born Elaine, Victoria; in 1884 alleged her father John had been interfering with her for the past 5 years, while they were living at Darlimurla, Gippsland, and she was now pregnant to him.   She told James McMILLAN of Richmond, who wrote to her father, but received no reply.  Her mother Rebecca believed her, but as there were no witnesses, no prosecution took place. 17 pages, List 57.

LITTLECHILD, Harold, West Devonport Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re his son Algernon, who had left home and enlisted in the navy in Sydney, but who was discharged when found to be under age.  He had not returned home and was believed with his uncle Thomas GENTLES in Melbourne; found to have enlisted in Melbourne under name Charles MORRIS.  Several letters from father on file.  24 pages, List 72.

LT. LONSDALE ST. – Nos. 112/116.  Anonymous letters re persons living there.  Names mentioned:  Ruth KELLY, Mrs. DALBEAN o/wise Sarah HUTTON or Mrs. Darkie Tom, Maud GUNTER, Dolly TAYLOR, Liz WILSON, Sal REDDAN, Lizzie Ah LET/LOT.  1917.  17 pages, List 3.

LITTLEWOOD, Henry, 36 years, died in 1870 at a Melbourne hotel, recently arrived from Liverpool.  Brother in law Joseph HUGHES, carpenter, identifies him.  Littlewood was married to his sister, who remains in Liverpool with 2 children.  File re disposal of property.  9 pages, List 30.

LIVINGSTON, John and James Auld, sought by brother R.W. of Balham London UK in 1904.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

LIVERMORE, Mrs. E., Manly, wrote in 1907 re her niece Maggie REGAN of South Melbourne, who was married in 1905 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found; now Mrs. Joseph WELCH.  5 pages, List 83.

LIVINGSTONE, James Horace, released from gaol in 1928 after serving a term for bigamy and promptly re-offends, this time with Mary Ellen PATTERSON of Queamong, Conargo, NSW.  His wife Alice Mary sought as a witness; police interview her parent BUZZINI.  23 pages, List 60.

LIVINGSTONE, Robert, wrote a very strange letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1909, mentions a Dr WILLIAMS, who is interviewed and says a former lunatic patient of his.  5 pages, List 53.

LLEWELLIN, E., Sydney, complains in 1910 of daughter Isabel, known as Bella, who has been persuaded to run away from Sydney to Melbourne by her step-sister Ettie MILLER, wife of William, ‘who is a bad companion’.  Bella wants to go on the stage.  5 pages, List 55.

LLOYD, Mrs. H., wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1900, claiming her daughter was secretly married in Melbourne c1889 to Wallace GAY, son of Captain Gay.  His sister has let slip that he was already married.  Lloyd asks investigation, and police find no record of any marriage.  Various men of that surname in Melbourne are interviewed.  34 pages, List 45.

LLOYD, John, Samuel and Thomas.  Convicted, with Jimmy DAVIS, of cattle stealing at Benalla in 1865.  John BUTLER assisted police, seeks payment; three letters from him and details of case.  35 pages, List 4.

LOCHRANE, William Henry, deserted wife Cecelia, Carlton, in 1908.  He was 30 years, Scottish, vocalist.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 87.

LODGE, Francis, died Stawell 1897.  Executors of his estate ask police help in finding missing money.  20 pages, List 20

LODINGTON, Kenneth William, sought by John McKENZIE of Albany W.A.  Their uncle Hugh McKenzie has died.  Found.  15 pages, List 16.

LOE, Walter Herbert, wrote from London England in 1897, asking to join police force.  He was formerly in the 16th Lancers, and served mostly in India.  Copy of references on file.  3 pages, List 39.

LOFTUS, Mary. Brothel in Lonsdale; details of court case involving her daughter Winifred, whose real name was WESTON. Henry CORNWALL, nearby resident, complains, 1885.  List 1.

LOGUE, Mrs. T.  of Maryborough, Victoria, wrote in 1938 re her son George, who had been sentenced to 18 mths gaol at Mildura.  3 pages, List 2.

LOHDEN, John.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, re a body found at Cobram, which he thinks may be his brother William.  Police establish it was William ANDERSON.  5 pages, List 4.

LOHFF, Elsie Marie Rebecca, a child, taken in by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn in 1903; father Max, Murchison is a widower.  2 pages, List 66.

LOHFF, Frederick Max. Sought by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn Road in 1905. She’s looked after his daughter Elsie for 2 years as he was destitute and a widower, living in a bark hut. He was supposed to pay maintenance but has not done so.  List 1.

LONG, Arthur, licensee of the Rifle Brigade Hotel Bendigo, son of James, suspected to trying to sell stolen gold in Tasmania.  List 85.

LONSDALE STREET, Nos 21, 23, 25, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20, 22.  Report on Madams and prostitutes occupying these houses as brothels in 1898 and 1906.  The named Madams were Caroline HODGSON, Sarah RUSSELL, Margaret GORDON, Eva WESTCOTT, Maggie BLACK, Sarah DAVIS, Annie MORGAN.  List 82.

LONG, Mrs. Charles, wrote from Amherst in 1896 re her youngest daughter Esther COLLINGE, 14½ years, who was persuaded by John McPHEE Jnr, 30 years, son of the owner of Woodstock Station, to marry him and go interstate.  He has returned but her daughter hasn’t.  Asks police help.  A most interesting letter, giving all sorts of details.  Esther is found interstate.  9 pages, List 35.

LONG, Mrs E.T., Surrey Hills, reports that son’s illegitimate child was being neglected by his mother Bella BLAKE (otherwise Mrs ALLISON) and seeks to have custody of the two year child herself.  11 pages, List 101.

LONG, Oliver John.  Writes from Euroa in 1898; is on waiting list for police, asks when he is likely to be called.  2 pages, List 19,

LONGFIELD, Frederick B.  Son of H. Longfield of the Argus newspaper; in 1908 Tasmanian police report he was arrested there as being destitute; file re collection of items pawned, and passage back to Victoria, 11 pages, List 10.

LONGLEY, George Sargeant.  Sought by sister Mrs. T. MILLS in 1900.  Her letter missing from file.  Found.  4 pages, List 43.

LONGMORE, R.B., Brisbane, wrote in 1903 asking police protection for his sister, as H.C. WHITE has threatened her.  4 pages, List 67.

LOONEY, Kingsley.  Malvern.  Letterbox blown up in 1934.  He rented a flat from Mrs. Elizabeth BARRY and her sister Miss Janet TOWNSEND.  11 pages, List 4.

LOPEZ, Sarah Martin. Her husband A. MARTIN, Redfern, writes in 1883. She has been an inmate of lunatic asylum, left four days previously and took ship to Melbourne. Photo of both on file.  List 1.

LORDEN, Lewis, baker, formerly of Bendigo, wrote letter to Premier from Fitzroy, claiming he is the next Duke of Middlesex.  Police give his family background, father died in Hobart in 1879; he is delusional.  8 pages, List 37.

LORDEN, Louis, writes a number of letters re a purse and pawn tickets stolen from him at Boggy Creek near Kyneton, while he was on his way to Echuca, seeking employment, in 1896.  The tickets are presented to pawn broker P. PERLSTEIN in Melbourne, and a coat and silver watch handed over.  The watch is a family heirloom, and he is keen to get it back.  He writes that he uses the name Charles Louis, but his real name is Louis.  35 pages, List 36.

LORENZO, Nella, sought by uncle Pietro FOPOLI of Walhalla in 1897, last heard of at Chiltern.  Not found.  5 pages, List 41.

LOTHROP, Ada M., wrote from Sydney in 1902 re her son Harold LLOYD.  He was due to attend the University, but has gone to Ballarat to make money after falling in love with a married woman.  Found.  List 62.

LOUBENS, Madame, nee Catherine BERGER.  Information sought by French Consul in 1918.  File reveals she has run away from home in Adelaide and is with a German, Frantz Richard SCHULT in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 46.

LOUGHNANE, Mary, Mount Gambier, asked police in 1915 to find her husband James John; found in AIF.  13 pages, List 81.

LOUTH, William J., drowned at Victoria Docks Melbourne in 1896, 37 years, passenger on the S.S. ‘Gulf of Genoa’; formerly in Royal Irish Constabulary.  File re disposal of effects and attempts by Victoria to be reimbursed for their costs.  29 pages, List 39.

LOVE, Rachel, servant to Mrs COOPER, Toorak, asks police to find Thomas John MONTGOMERY; she has had a child to him, wants maintenance.  He was c28 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 100

LOVELOCK, Martha alias GEORGE. Prostitute; rented house in Lt. Lonsdale Street, 1895, but moved.  List 1.

LOVEWELL, G.H., photographer, left wife Maud in Melbourne c1894 and hadn’t paid maintenance; last heard of in NSW.  She asks police help in 1895 to find him.  Photo on file.  (see instructions re ordering of copies of photos.) Found.  6 pages, List 30.

LOWE, Francis William, Fitzroy, 17 years, asked police in 1931 to find his relatives; believes his mother Ruby LOVE came from Warrnambool, died in 1927.  Walter Francis Love of Laang interviewed, believes he’s the child of his sister Rachel.  7 pages, List 96.

LOWE, John, accidentally killed at Wodonga in 1873. Wife Margaret living apart at Templestowe is informed and wrote letter to department; still in file.  In 1892 S. Lowe of Wodonga sought information about his property, but there was none.  It is established that Margaret had died and her sons were John, William and James.  8 pages, List 77.

LOWE, May, 19 years, waitress.  Aunt Miss TOOHEY asks police in 1913 to find her, believed living with Christopher HUNTER a married man who has left his wife.  Found.  4 pages, List 93.

LOWRY, John. Alias DALE and COOK. Bushranger, 1866; file re arrest and conviction. Reward offered by William JENKINS, carrier, Nth Melbourne, for horse stealing.  List 1.

LUCAS, Albert Joseph, fisherman, Port Welshpool, in 1909 accused of improper relationship with 16 year old daughter Emily; disproved.  7 pages, List 87.

LUCAS, Annie, (known as Lewis) attempted suicide in 1909 while lodging at Fitzroy Arms Hotel, Melbourne, manager Lewis LEWIS, servants Minnie DOYLE, Elizabeth ANDERSON.  Two suicide notes on file; no prosecution.  13 pages, List 70.

LUCAS, Charles D., charged with embezzling funds of the Chiltern Branch of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association, president George SKERRY.  Arrested in Qld and extradited.  Large file re procedures and costs involved.  List 28.

LUCAS, Mack Carr, widower, married 21 year old Ellen JOSE in 1906, but she left him and took money so he charged her with larceny.  Her parents were at Alexandra.  Photo of her and child on file.  17 pages, List 50.

LUCHINOVICH, Thomas H., deserted wife in 1909.  In 1911 she berats police for not finding him; his mother was at Avenel.  9 pages, List 100.

LUDWIG, Ludwig Joseph, born Augsburg Bavaria 1881, became a sailor, believed to have deserted in Victoria.  Information sought by brother S. Ludwig of Munich in 1900.  Found to have been gaoled for an offence against Ella Amelia IBITSON, daughter of John, grocer of Geelong.  18 pages, List 47.

LUMSDEN, David, found dead in his paddock at Camberwell in 1900.  3 pages, List 50.

LUSCOMBE, Mrs., Watson St., Brunswick, reports in 1899 that her sister Norah L. COLLINS, single, had a miscarriage that she thinks may have been induced.  Medical details show child was born stillborn and was syphilitic.  5 pages, List 41.

LUMLEY, Beatrice, looked after from an infant by Mrs. DOUGLAS of Cork St. Qld.  In 1903 Mr. SHANNON, Headingley Station via Barrlia Qld, asked police help to find her brothers Harry and Tom, believed working in Richmond quarry; she is now 17 and had been separated from the family for many years.  20 pages, List 67.

LYFIELD, Catherine. Second wife of Henry, and murdered by him in 1896. Allegations of incest by daughter of first marriage; a particularly revolting case.  List 1.

LYFIELD, Catherine, murdered 1896.  Statements made by Annie Louise MILLER, manager of Geelong Coffee Palace, Annie DOUGLAS and Margaret HOOPER nee ROBB about their knowledge of the ill-treatment by her husband.  Two letters of Lyfield also on file.  12 pages, List 39.

LYNCH, David and wife, licensee of Britannia Hotel Melbourne in 1915, sought by Miss M.E. RYAN of Moree NSW, in 1917; she had recently arrived from New Zealand.  Found to have gone to overseas.  6 pages, List 74.

LYNCH, Michael, 40 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1916; 15 years previously he had been convicted of the murder of a young girl and served time in gaol.  Recently enlisted in the army.  Brother John interviewed.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 77.

LYNCH, William.  Travelling with Lynch’s Bellringers in Qld in 1919, he reports the windows in his home at Windsor have been broken again, after receiving word from his wife.  14 pages, List 3.

LYONS, Amy, living apart from her husband and with wharf labourer Thomas COOPER when she attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1910.  33 years, addicted to drink.  7 pages, List 23.

LYONS, Hugh, 40 years, took ill while working on farm of Mr. J. TROTMAN at Glenroy and taken to hospital where he died.  His family were at Kyneton; his sister Mrs. BING pays expenses.  13 pages, List 51.

LYONS, Thomas W., c28 years, deserted wife Annie, Adelaide S.A. in 1904; had been at Broken Hill, believed to be originally from Ballarat, but this is incorrect.  List 68.

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ABOUSSAD, Gabrian, sought by brother J. BOSSAD of Auckland New Zealand in 1901; supposed to be have been going home to Syria, his wife is anxious.  Not found.  7 pages, List 40.

ADAIR, Lizzie, widow of H.M. Adair, wrote from Vineland, New Jersey USA in 1894, seeking address of his brother William H. Adair.  1 page, List 30.

ADAMS, – Mrs. of Whitechapel London England wrote in 1896 re her son Lewis, who left for Australia in 1891.  He was a cigar bundler and was in delicate health.  12 pages.

ADAMS, Annie or GALLOWAY, sought by uncle William GRAY, engineer, Moffat Mills near Airdrie, Scotland in 1897.  She left for Melbourne six months ago, should have been met by her brother James; he hasn’t heard anything.  Found; hint of family disagreement.  8 pages, List 45.

ADDISON, Mrs. Jemima.  Sought by Henry J. BAKER of Grand Rapids, Marquette, Michigan in 1899.  She was his aunt, and lived in Richmond 10 years ago.  Her son Thomas, 69 years is located, and family details are given.  6 pages, List 24.

ADMES, Miss Annie of Newcastle on Tyne England wrote in 1897 re her uncle John TODD, who was from Alston Northumberland.  She is a daughter of the late Thomas who died inCumberland.  6 pages, List 4A

AHERN, John, Enrly? Co. Tipperary Ireland, wrote in 1862 re only son Michael, in police force, but he has heard he is dead.  ‘Oh!  will you in charity drop a line to a broken-hearted  distracted Father …’.  Rumour is false, son is still alive.  3 pages, List 5.

AHERN, John, emigrated from County Cork Ireland to Melbourne c1860, would now be c80 years old, believed at Haddon.  Sought by sister Mrs. Lizzie SULLIVAN, New York in 1903.  N.Y. police department wrote on her behalf.  Police establish he died in 1885; parents were Timothy and Bridget.  14 pages, List 46.

AHERN, Mrs. Thomas, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re John DORSEY; no details provided but police locate Patrick who states he has two sisters in Boston.  5 pages, List 44.

AHERN, Timothy, Cragg, Birdhill, Limerick, Ireland, wrote in 1907 looking for his brother Patrick, who went to Ballarat 62 years ago, would now be 82 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 55.

AISTRUP, Adolf.  A Dane, he was charged with embezzlement of  $2,000 from his employees in Shanghai in 1905.  A $500 reward was posted, and the notice, including his photograph, is all that is on the file.  1 page.  List 2.

AITCHISON, Hugh Francis Chartres, died at Mildura in 1916.  His relative Daisy, Dunedin New Zealand is informed and pays burial costs.  11 pages, List 55.

ALCORN, James, left Londonderry Ireland c1864 for Australia.  Eldest daughter Nancy, now Mrs. Henry Montgomery, wrote from Greene, Iowa, US in 1894.  3 pages, List 24.

ALEXANDER, Rev E.P., Stockport England, wrote re Alexander KENNEDY, hatter, who has deserted his wife and family and gone to Australia, believed in Melbourne.  File covers 1908-1911 and includes a small photo and details of his lifestyle.  17 pages, List 68.

ALEXANDER, George Thompson, prisoner in H.M. Military Prison, Woking, Surrey England in 1913, asks if he will be recompensed for rescuing 17 year old Thomas Leslie BOYD of Abbotsford when his bike was hit by a car driven by Arthur G. HEGARTY of Yarraville.  12 pages, List 64.

ALEXANDER, Louis, American, a ‘colored man’ found dead in a hut near Rokewood in 1901, destitute.  His nephew Samuel S. FRAME of Charlestown, USA, son of his sister Rosa, asks if he left any assets.  14 pages, List 40.

ALFIERI, Raffaelle, sought by the Italian Consul in 1910 on behalf of his brother.  Found.  21 pages, List 62.

ALISON, Thomas, sought by brother William of Sefton Park Liverpool England, in 1904. He had left Ireland c1884 and was a cab driver aged 56 years. 4 pages, List 15.

ALLAN, Alf. Of Nysokongaro, Wanganui New Zealand, asked police to deliver a letter to George ATKINSON of Collingwood, his wife’s father. Several letters to him remain unanswered and they haven’t heard from him for nearly three years. Police deliver letter and New Zealand police advise Allan of this. 5 pages, List 10.

ALLAN, Mrs. Alice. Taken ill at Korumburra Victoria in 1917 and sent to a Melbourne hospital. Only known relatives are a sister, the wife of William SHAW, State Collieries manager, Greymouth New Zealand, and a brother William ECKERSLEY, also in New Zealand, who are notified. 10 pages, List 6.

ALLAN, Arthur Percy, accountant, warrant issued at La Plate, Argentine; has defrauded a company there, 1912.  He is a native of Melbourne, family at St Kilda have a piano business; ALLAN & CO.  3 pages, List 72.

ALLAN, Benjamin, c19 years, sought by father W.O. Allan of Greenock Scotland in 1894.  He was in the employ of Jacobs Timber Merchant.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ALLAN, Mrs. Charles, nee Mary McLACHLAN, sought by U.S. Consul in 1901.  She left Glasgow in 1852 for Bendigo, was last heard of in 1865; had two children, Mary and William.  Not found.  14 pages, List 18.

ALLAN, Henry, plasterer, left Jersey Channel Islands in 1888 for Geelong.  In 1893 and 1895 Jersey official writes re his supporting his family there.  Interviewed, he refuses.  11 pages, List 28.

ALLAN, James. The clerk of Glasgow Parish Scotland wrote in 1914 re this person. He was a cabinet maker, 38 years of age, who came to Melbourne in 1912, leaving his wife and two children there. He has stopped sending maintenance to his family, and the Parish has had to do so. 8 pages, List 10.

ALLAN, William Pearson Jnr, wrote from Balclutha New Zealand in 1900 re his father of the same name who left there 12 years ago.  He was a Scot, c50 years old and a dyer.  Not found.  20 pages, List 39.

ALLARDICE, James, left Kirriemuir, Forfarshire Scotland in 1912, leaving a wife and 2 children.  In 1915 the Parish Council writes, asking him to contribute maintenance.  Robert GIRVAN who came on the same ship with him reports that he is ‘addicted to drink’.  9 pages, List 54.

ALLARDICE, Mrs Margaret of Glengate, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire Scotland, wrote in 1917 re her husband James, who left there five years ago, and since then she had to live on charity. He was 38 yrs old. 6 pages and a photograph of the couple and their two sons. List 6. (Note: See comment about copying photographs at top of page)

ALLCOCK, Elizabeth writes from Manchester in 1892.  Her brother William left Liverpool England when 16-17 years of age by stowing away in a ship.  He is now 30-34 years of age.  The family thought him dead, but a nephew Denis CARNEY saw him in Melbourne, and she now seeks his location.  3 pages.

ALLE, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1914 re cousin Henry HALLIDAY, and wife Mary and uncle and aunt John and Margaret WOOLEY . Eventually found by police. 16 pages, List 7.

ALLEN, Ada. Wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1916 re George HASTINGS of Lansdowne Masterton New Zealand, the father of her illegitimate female child who was born in August 1908. She has a maintenance order out on him, but he can’t be located. It is believed he has joined the Aust. Imperial Force in Qld. under the name of George HAINES. 22 pages List 6.

ALLEN, David, wrote from Newry Ireland in 1914, re William WYLIE, from Co. Down, who left Ireland c1880 for Melbourne. Wylie had worked in his hardware store. 7 pages, List 8.

ALLEN, John Frederick.  New Scotland Yard wrote in 1900 enquiring as to his antecedents.  He had applied to join the police force there.  Local police in Mildura provide a report.  3 pages, List 39.

ALLEN, Josephine, of Teignmouth Devon England, wrote re Thomas HELLER in 1903.  He was last heard from in 1897 and his mother, old and illiterate, needs financial aid.  He was 35 years old.  Found.  9 pages, List 21.

ALLEN, Stuart C., sought by mother Mrs. K. Allen, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand in 1906; he was formerly in the Post & Telegraph Office there, won money in Tatts lottery and left for Australia, became associated with a  married woman and both were drinking heavily.  His father was formerly a magistrate in New Zealand.  Very detailed background given, and he is found.  11 pages, List 50.

ALLISON, Frederick Allison, formerly Inspector of Works & Measures, West Ham, London, left there in 1891 and hasn’t been heard of since.  Mrs. Amelia Allison c/- Anstey & Sons, Plaistow, London UK, wrote in 1895.  Has heard he shot himself in Melbourne; no trace.  5 pages, List 28.

ALLISON, Lillian. Nurse at Military Hospital, Leeds England, wrote in 1916 re her brother John William Allison, who arrived in Australia in 1913. Family had not heard from him. Found. 7 pages, List 9.

AMBROSE, Frank, wrote from Boston Mass., in 1904 re Michael and Maurice Ambrose, who left for Australia in the 1850s.  Their brother Thomas last heard from them about 40 years ago when they were at Amherst.  Family found.  7 pages, List 22.

AMBROSE, Mrs Rose, of Rochester New York US, wrote in 1911 re her uncle Thomas SHORT, who left Ireland when a young man and came to Melbourne. Police interview two people of that name, but neither are the person sought. 6 pages, List 13.

AMERICAN CONSUL, Melbourne, wrote in 1914. He had received a letter from Mrs. H.B. CLARKENSON re the death of her husband in Melbourne in 1913. Police find he used the name Henry Laurence VERNARD but confessed his real name to his doctor before his death. He had been living with Maria WILLIAMS. 9 pages, some torn, List 10.

AMERICI, Ugo, son of Leopoldo, born 1868 Perugia Italy, said to be in Melbourne under name Scotti MANCINELLI, was sought by the Italian consul Melbourne in 1916. Police interview Robert MATICI, who gives details of his scandalous actions some years ago, but no trace of him found. 6 pages, List 8.

ANDERSON, A.J. of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905 re Maurice MEEKER, who left c45 years ago for Australia. Relatives haven’t heard from him for 5 years and his 83 year old brother Ogden is anxious to hear from him, so the writer is enquiring on his behalf. 4 pages, List 15.

ANDERSON, Caroline (Mrs. Charles A.) of Honolulu, T.H., wrote in 1913 re her uncle William LAING. Found by police. 4 pages, List 13.

ANDERSON, F.S. [Frederick Signor], died of wounds in 1915.  W.A. MOSSMAN of Hastings New Zealand, writes on behalf of his father, seeking his belongings which are held by Mrs. BROWN, licensee of the Britannia Hotel Melbourne.  She refuses to hand over until the Will is produced.  17 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Herbert J.  Father James writes from Invercargill thanking police for their efforts.  He has heard from his  son.  Note: original letter of enquiry not on file.  1 page. List 2.

ANDERSON, Howard, Harbourne, Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re Henry STUBBINGS, a relative.  Found.  5 pages, List 57.

ANDERSON, Rev. Irvine K., Rector, Tavy St. Mary, Devon, England, wrote in 1905 re Roger DOIDGE, living near Ballarat. Some of his parishioners require a statutory declaration that he is still alive; ‘a lease difficulty’. Police supply. 4 pages, List 12.

ANDERSON, James.  Prime Minister’s Office requests information on this man in 1905, has had a request from Johannesburg solicitors. He was a disinfectant manufacturer inMelbourne in 1890s. Police find he bigamously married Blanche H. MOON in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, John B., painter, wrote from Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1899.  He had received an anonymous letter about the behaviour of his wife and asks confirmation.  Report confirms claim but his kept from him.  5 pages, List 36.

ANDERSON, Mrs. Olaf, wrote from Ridgefield Park New Jersey USA in 1904 re her brother Ole B. LAURITSEN or OLSEN, born in Norway, 49 years old.  Not ound.  5 pages, List 20.

ANDERSON, Peter of Peiter Martizburg Natal South Africa wrote in 1908 re his uncle and aunt Andrew and Janet BORLAND, children of Andrew Borland, deceased, born in Newmilns, Ayrshire Scotland.  Janet had sailed from Scotland to Australia in 1854; Andrew was an engineer, he had left the Cape Colony for Australia in 1882.  10 pages.  List 2.

ANDERSON, Quinton, wrote from Gallowgate, Glasgow Scotland in 1895 re his brother Thomas James, a joiner, last heard of from Melbourne in 1891.  Found.  7 pages, List 31.

ANDREW, Alexander, ship’s apprentice, sought by mother M. Andrew of Little Park, Falkirk, Scotland, 1901.  5 pages, List 5.

ANDREWS, Aden. Wife in Wareham Dorset seeks information about him in 1919; found in gaol. 5 pages, List 17.

ANDREWS. F., Supt., Sheffield, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 on behalf of his mother in law Mrs Emma COCKER formerly GLOSSOP nee WILSON, who sought her relatives in Melbourne.  Her father Thomas Wilson, carpenter, left Manchester in 1854, with two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, and more children were born in Melbourne.  Elizabeth married R. HEDLEY and Ann married Antonio PASSULICK.  Detailed family history given in report.  5 ANDREW, Alexander, ship’s apprentice, sought by mother M. Andrew of Little Park, Falkirk, Scotland, 1901.  5 pages, List 66.

ANDREWS, Joseph, sought by Mrs. Elizabeth Wall TATTERSALL of Norwood Minnesota, USA in 1901, the daughter of his sister.  He was in the Irish Constabulary at Killarney, then went to Australia, and was last heard of 30 years ago.  Not found.  6 pages, List

ANGELL, Mrs. E. of Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re her husband William George Allsopp Angell, aged 31 years, who was working on ships. 9 pages, List 9.

APACK, Peter, stationmaster, Nagli, Aidin Railway, Smyrna Turkey, wrote in 1892 re his nephew John APACK, son of Paul.  He left Turkey c10 years ago, was aged 35 years.  6 pages.  List 2.

ARGLES, Napoleon, solicitor, Paris, France, wrote in 1912 re Auguste QUEMAR or his descendants; he was born in France in 1809 and in Australia by 1855.  He subsequently asked for details of Charles Francois CUVET and his wife Catherine nee ROVE and various members of the ROVE and BLIVET families.  Descendants traced.  16 pages, List 72.

ARGNANI, Auguste. Died Dunolly Victoria 1880. Italian consul in Melbourne receives private papers, including inventory of estate, for friends in Italy. 10 pages, List 5.

ARLINGTON, George Harwood, sought by wife in Handsworth, Birmingham England. He ran off with Mrs. Florence Ada TEMPLE, taking all his money. His estate has been made bankrupt, and their house sold, leaving wife and child ‘without a penny’. He is a ‘very famous cricketer’ has played for two counties. Police find the couple using the name ASTLEY running a hotel in Melbourne. Photo of him on file. [See note in introduction re cost of photos]. 22 pages, List 6.

ARMENIAN PRIESTS.  Harantin Garabet BALAKIAN of Melbourne, while in New Zealand in 1916, reports that two Assyrians, Simon ELIAS and Deacon J. WESLEY are posing as Armenian priests and collecting money and are now going to Australia.  A very detailed report on the two who have travelled the world doing this and are ordered to leave Australia.  Large file, List 53.

ARMITAGE, George, formerly of Manchester England, last heard of at Richmond in 1891, sought by  R.W. KNOWLES of Carnforth England in 1896, his wife is a sister.  Found.  5 pages, List 34.

ARMSTRONG, A.W., Kensington London, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Edward O’CONNELL, native of Athlone Ireland, whose father William O’CONNELL, MD, died in 1869 and mother Bedelia Mary nee CUSACK died in 1875.  O’Connell was in the Irish police force, and last heard from in Victoria in 1872.  1 page, List 4A.

ARMSTRONG, F., British Consul, Milan, wrote in 1901 re two young men named JONAS who had defrauded him and other British officials.  Father interviewed and paid amounts owing.  5 pages, List 40.

ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Helen, Bucks Cottage Workers Agency, Olney, Bucks, England, wrote in 1915 re lace sample sent to G.S. Holmes of Kew, which has not been paid for nor returned. Letterhead states: An institution established to promote and revive the making of pillow lace in the rural villages of Buckinghamshire …. Police establish he is now serving with the Expeditionary Forces, but his parents return lace. 7 pages, List 8.

ARMSTRONG, James, of Oneonta, San Diego, California wrote in 1892 regarding William BALFOUR, formerly a constable at Roscommon near Athlon [sic] Ireland c1860, afterwards in Victorian police force at Avoca.  Armstrong had served under ‘General George Brown the Old Hero’, and wanted to contact Balfour re ‘family affairs’.  2 pages. List 2.

ARMSTRONG, William, New York, USA, wrote in 1902 re his uncle William Samuel COX, last heard of in Melbourne some years ago.  Police find relatives. 5 pages, List 44.

ARNELL, Mrs. E., Barry Docks, South Wales, wrote in 1902 re her brother William HELLINGS, 48 years, ship’s carpenter, sailed for Melbourne and hasn’t been heard of since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 44.

ARNOLD, George of Kew Gardens London England, wrote in 1893.  His brother and another young single man of the London Police Force wish to join Victorian force.  His brother is 24 years old, and has had two years in the police force there.  1 page.

ARNOLD, George of Point St Charles, Montreal, Canada, conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway there, wrote in 1893.  His father is James ARNOLD, and his father was Robert, and his mother Harriet LONG.  His father had six brothers, William, Edward, John, Robert, Joseph (only 5 named) and three sisters, Sarah, Isabella and Jane.  Now he is very sick and always speaking of his siblings.  George asks if there are any ARNOLD or McLOUGHLIN families in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 3.

ARON, Felix. Chief Constable, Birmingham England wrote in 1917 re this man. His wife Emma ARON of Elsternwick Victoria has written to the Chief Constable, asking whether he is still employed at Austin Motor Works there, as she has not received support from him and is now penniless. He claims to have sent money. 2 pages, List 6.

ARROWSMITH, Thomas, discharged in Cape Town after war, sought by brothers A. and W., Sandhills, Petone, New Zealand in 1906; missing for six years.  4 pages, List 49.

ARSCOTT, F.W., Denver, Colorado, wrote in 1902 re his brother George Henry, who left England for Melbourne c25 years ago, last heard from c10 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 43.

ARTHUR, Mr. W., of Southall, Middlesex, England, wrote in 1920 re his daughter Mrs. W. WILLIAMS who was being badly treated by her husband.  There were two children, but one child she had had before marriage to Williams.  5 pages.

ARTHUR, William, sought by brother John ‘practical horseshoer’ of Pueblo Colorado USA in 1895; is in Victorian police force.  6 pages, List 28.

ARTHUR, William MacGeorge.  Information sought by wife, c/- Mrs. ALLUM, Corn Hithe, Wrentham, Suffolk ENGLAND in 1902.  He was an engineer and had deserted her and their baby.  His mother was in Dunedin, New Zealand.  Found.  10 pages, List 43.

ASH, Harry, Deaf Mute Artist, Kennington, London England, wrote in 1912 re E.J.D. ABRAHAM of the Deaf Mute Centre Melbourne, publisher of the ‘Gesture’ booklet, advising that he was of dubious repute.  2 pages, List 71.

ASH, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Frank, wrote in 1892 from Providence Rhode Island, re her brother John TRACY, whom she has not seen in 29 years.  1 page, List 3.

ASHMAN, Mrs. Emily, of Seattle Washington USA, wrote in 1904 re Absalom and Charles DATSON who left Redruth Cornwall c40 years ago.  Absalom is her stepfather and Charles is son.  She was formerly Emily MIDDLETON.  10 Pages, List 4.

ASHURST, Mrs. Margaret of Wigan Lancashire England wrote in 1901 re her husband Robert, whom she married in 1881; they have 3 children.  He has married again and is legally married to her.  Robert, a police constable, is forced to resign from the force.  20 pages.  List 4A.  CONNECTION FOUND.

ASPINALL, Harold William, sought in 1911 by Rev. A.C. Aspinall, Ipswich, Suffolk England.  He left South Africa c6 years ago, not heard from since; a marine engineer.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

ASQUITH, John, sought by niece Jennie Asquith CHAPMAN, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada in 1900.  She wrote on behalf of her father, his younger brother.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

ATHERTON, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Norwich England in 1917. His wife Ada Sophia Annie Atherton is now destitute and has applied for relief. He has failed to send maintenance. He is 43 years, a spindle machinist, and the ends of some fingers are missing. Victoria police find him at Diamond Creek. 4 pages, List 6.

ATKINSON, Edwin, sought by Australia House London England, in 1913, on behalf of his wife W.M. of Bush Hill Park Middlesex. He is 38 years of age, was a greengrocer, had been in Victoria since 1911. 15 pages, List 14.

ATKINSON, Mr. Justice, Snr Pusine Judge, British Guinana, wrote in 1895 re Mrs. Margaret SPANN and her daughters; a relative of his in the U.K. has become entangled with one of the daughters, asks report on their background, which is given.  5 pages, List 28.

AVENELL, William. Chief Constable Toronto Canada wrote in 1915 that his wife Mabel hasn’t received any maintenance for herself and child for the past year. Police interview his sister Mrs. SNOOK, who shows she is sending money to Mabel from his pay – he is in the A.I.F. 3 pages, List 8. CONNECTION FOUND

AVERA, G.H.  Wrote from Byron, Georgia USA in 1905 seeking information on someone of that name who went from North Carolina to Australia and died there, leaving millions of dollars; thinks this is a relation.  5 pages, List 21.

AVERY, George. His wife wrote two letters from Custom House, London England, in 1913. He had left her and their two children in 1911, was a seaman; she had heard he had changed his name to LAMBERT. 15 pages, List 9. Further letter, 1914, she is a cripple, both her parents are dead. Her brother in law was Robert WOLFE who was in Sydney. 2 pages, List 15.

AVERY, Lena, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1909 re William Avery, whose brother Jack was anxious to hear from him.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

AVIS, Horace James. Charged with larceny of jewellery in Victoria in 1893 by John NICHOLLS, who hired him to sell it. Avis absconded with the jewellery, met up with his friend Charles PATWORTH and disappeared. The pair had recently arrived in Victoria. Horace’s father, living in Chelsea London, was written to by Nicholls, and was appalled by what had happened and disowned his son. 13 pages, List 15.

AVIS, William T. Sought by sister Ida Louisa Avis ofBrooklyn New York in 1901. He’d been a sailor, had been in India, China, Africa etc. Not found. 12 pages, List 18.

AYERS, Frank L.  Sought by mother Mrs. J.T. LOVELAND of Sheldon, Ill., USA, in 1898.  He was 22yrs old, and her last letters have been returned.  Very faint pencilled letter.  12 pages, List 18.

AYLMER, L.C. Wrote from Colombo, Ceylon in 1914 re joining the Victorian Police Force. He is in the Royal Artillery and aged 25 years. 3 pages, List 10.

AYRES, Alvin D., sought by wife in Naugatuck, Connecticut USA, in 1897.  He was a graduate of Yale university, was in debt, and had gone missing in 1896.  Not found.  9 pages, List 35.

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BACHE, Mrs. H. of Handsworth, Birmingham England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Thomas WOOD.  She is his only sister, their parents are dead, and she has ‘lorst his address’.  4 pages, List 3.

BACON, Mrs Lily, Highgate, London England, wrote in 1912 re her husband Thompson Gardiner Bacon, 24 years, who came to Australia in 1910 and hasn’t been heard from since 1911.  Found.  6 pages, List 70.

BAILEY, Mrs. A. of Ashtead near Epsom, Surrey England, wrote in 1912 re her brother Josiah VENN, who left England two years ago. 2 pages, List 15.

BAILEY, Mrs. E. of Manor Park, London UK wrote in 1914 re her husband Henry Samuel. Encloses photo and marriage certificate which shows they were married in 1904 in Essex and her maiden name was FAIRWEATHER. He has left her with 4 children, aged 9, 7 2 and 8 months, and no means ‘and I don’t now how to keep them…he as never trouble over me ore his children…’ He left there in July. Police find him and he claims he has been sending money to them and is arranging for them to be bought to Melbourne. Police letter reporting this, and enclosing photo and certificate, is returned with ‘gone away’ on envelope. 8 pages, List 7. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BAILEY, Henry Edgar Samuel, sought by wife Emily Eliza of Plaistow, UK in 1915.  He deserted her and their 4 children in 1914.  Gives background information and claims he has enlisted under another name.  This is the same family as the entry above.  18 pages, List 55.

BAILEY, Timothy, sought by Mary Bailey, now Mrs. MURPHY of East 4th St. New York in 1895.  He left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago.  She is the daughter of Ned, who was his uncle.  Not found.  5 pages, List 28.

BAILY, Benjamin W., New Orleans USA, wrote in 1912 re his brother Albert V. Baily, c20 years, who arrived recently in Melbourne.  The family has heard he is very ill; found.  11 pages, List 70.

BAIN, A.T.N., Inverness, Scotland, wrote in 1907.  His wife had left him because of the lies of James ALISON [ALLISON?] and his wife who knew him in Melbourne in the 1890s; is taking court action.  2 pages, List 57.

BAIN, George N.  Wrote from London in 1898; husband of Helen.  He had sent a ship’s ticket to his brother in law Frank WHITE to Melbourne, so he could return to England, but someone else took the ticket and used it.  Asks police help to make sure he gets the next ticket sent, and encloses a photo of White, which is on file.  10 pages, see comment re photographic copies.  List 20.

BAIN, W., wrote in 1893 from Police Chambers, Edinburgh, Scotland, seeking copies of newspaper reports of divorce case WEEDING vs WEEDING and ROSE.  No reason given for request.  (Co-respondent Rose was a medical practitioner).  5 pages, List 3.

BAIRD, A.C. & Co., of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. Mary Ann SUMMERVILLE or HARRIS. She and her husband David Harris are believed to have had a store at Ballarat many years ago. It is believed Mary Ann died about 30 years ago. Her sister has died and she is entitled to a share in her estate. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

BAIRD, Robert, of Kincardine, Ontario Candada, wrote in 1894 re William IRWIN, who emigrated 40 years ago. Baird’s wife Louise nee NEWCOMBE, is a cousin. Not found. 6 pages, List 17.

BAKER, Charles, left England in 1914 on an assisted passage, aged 17 yrs. His father, C. Baker, of Rustington Sussex England wrote as he had not heard from him in 15 months. Police him find him under an assumed name, which he claims was to avoid repaying his passage money. 6 pages, List 8.

BAKER, H., Commercial Hotel, Whangarei New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re brother Walter, c30 years, who left there c9 years ago and has not been heard from since.8 pages, List 62.

BAKER, Mrs. H.V. of Grand Pacific Hotel, Seattle, Washington USA wrote in 1914 re her husband, who came to Melbourne some months ago. He had agreed to pay her $30 per month maintenance, but ‘he has not sent me one cent for months’. They were married in 1910 and separated in 1913. Not found. 6 pages, List 7.

BAKER, James and George.  Information sought by Town Clerk Melbourne, on behalf of Mr E.M. WOLFE, lawyer, Mountain Home Idaho USA who was acting for an elderly lady there (unnamed).  James was once a mining man, brother George in Melbourne 20-30 years ago.  Police find a James in Sydney but he is the wrong person; he states that a James, formerly a sharebroker in Ballarat died at Temora in 1894, aged 68 years, was born Pensnettt, Staffs, UK, married Mary CROCKETT and later Margaret Antisill SHORT.  Children from both marriages.  12 pages, List 31.

BAKER, William Henry, American, employed by Ira L. BERK, importer.  He was based in New Zealand and sold machines then pocked the money and disappeared.  He was 30 years old; photo on file.  2 pages, List 70.

BAKER, William John, sought by Mrs. GOOD of Nth. Braintree Essex England in 1898.  He was at Sandhurst, found.  4 pages, List 25.

BALDERSON, Joseph, from Middlesboro on Tees, Yorkshire.  Information sought in 1900 by Richard BOLDISON of the same place, a relative.  Claims Joseph had shops etc., in Ballarat, and they last heard from him c5/6 years ago, but no record of this is found.  4 pages, List 39.

BALFOUR, W., Carnoustie, Scotland, wrote in 1903 re his father W. of the Camp Hotel Werribee; not heard from for over fourteen years.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

BALFOUR, William, Carnoustie, Scotland, wrote in 1907.  He had heard that his father William had died; has heard nothing from his stepmother.  He is the eldest on by the first wife.  5  pages, List 56.

BALL, Miss Matilda of Chudleigh, South Devon, England, wrote in 1903 re her father John BALL, stonemason, who had left Devonshire for Australia c.1854 and in the 1870s was with Edwin LAMBELL at Castlemaine or Bendigo.  18 pages.

BALLACH, Adam.  His nephew John EDWARD wrote in 1902 from the Shipyard, Yoker, Scotland.  Ballach was of the parish of Marnoch, Banffshire, left c1853, and was working on the gold escort.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

BALLARD, D.A. Supt. of Police, Bangalore India, wrote in 1905 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth FULLER re her brother Thomas DUCKWORTH, last heard of in 1857.  Their father was in the Indian Medical Service.  Widow found.  8 pages, List 27.

BALLARD, Patrick, last heard of in Melbourne c1900, employed in railways.  Information by Richard V. Ballard, Boston, USA in 1903.  11 pages, List 46.

BALSDON, Mary.  Wrote from Niagara Falls in 1904 re her brother Thomas GREGORY, last heard of at Bendigo in 1891.  Not found.  15 pages, List 23.

BANBURY, Fred. Police receive a cable from his mother in Torquay England. in 1914 asking them to check out his request for money. They interview him; he is an accountant, 28 yrs, who left Torquay in February and has been spending freely. He was robbed when drunk and cabled his mother for more money to tide him over until he can get a job; file gives employment history. 3 pages, List 7

BANNERTH, F. of Kensington London, wrote in 1898 re his/her aunts Sophia RYAN, a widow, c75yrs old and her sister Mary c68yrs old, who married firstly Thomas HILL and had a son Thomas (was in Customs department) and secondly a draper (unnamed).  The writer was suffering bad health and anxious to contact relatives.  5 pages, List 20.

BANVARD, Mrs. J. of Rawalpindi, India, wrote in 1900. She visited Melbourne the previous year to arrange artistes for her theatrical company, ran short of money and pledged gold watch. Subsequently gave ticket and money to redeem watch to A. MARTIN of Elsternwick, who was shipping horses to India, but the watch hasn’t turned up yet. Police find Martin who states he gave the watch to J.B. ARNOLD of Bombay, who has since died. 9 pages, List 18.

BARCLAY, Cumming, born 1875 Peterhead England, son of John and Mary nee PATERSON, married 1896 Scotland to Mary Ann RAE.  She is now in the Royal Asylum at Aberdeen, and Peterhead Parish Funds wrote in 1916, asking police to get him to pay maintenance.  Found to have enlisted, and has 3 children by Sarah BELL.  7 pages, List 53.

BARFORD, Val. Thomas, of Roade, Northampton England wrote in 1916. He was one of the executors of the late James BARFORD, who left a small legacy to F.W. BARFORD, who was believed to be in Melbourne. 6 pages, List 6.

BARKER, Allen H., wanted for forgery in Pietermartzburg Natal South Africa in 1907 by Natal C.I.D..  He was 16 years old.  Not found.  5  pages, List 56.

BARKER, Charles, sought by wife Mary, Calcutta India, in 1912.  He left there 9 months ago, hasn’t been heard from for 6 months; an electrician, c30 years, works for tramway company, they were married c3 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 33.

BARKER, Mrs. Louisa of Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire wrote in 1914 re her uncle Thomas STEVENSON of Sandhurst [Bendigo]. He went there c60 yrs ago, was a widower, she is his only niece, his brother John’s child. He was very wealthy, but police find he squandered it and died penniless. 8 pages, List 8.

BARKER, William Henry, late of Rochdale, Lancashire, sought by Samuel FAULKNER of Cheltenham, Manchester, England, on behalf of Barker’s sister Annie, in 1905.  Barker had left England about 29 years ago.  5 Pages, List 5.

BARLEY, William G. of Brixton London England, wrote in 1915 re his son Leonard Harold Charles, c29 years. Last heard from 2/3 years ago , when he was using the names BAILEY/BAYLEY. Police reply, giving his address, but do not mention his convictions for theft, or his marriage, details of which are on the file. 53 pages, List 8.

BARLOW, Nellie, sought by sister Minnie, Morden near Mitcham, Surrey England, in 1915.  She is supposed to have married Thomas HOULISON and be living in Gippsland.  Enclosed a letter from Houlison stating that she had left him and he would kill her if she did not return.  Found interstate.  10 pages, List 54.

BARNARD, Frank Henry, of Launceston Tasmania, married Edith Maria in 1906 in Petermaritzburg South Africa; deserted her and left with Carrie POOLE for Melbourne in 1907.  Wife asks police help in finding him; located.  10 pages, List 48.

BARNES, Mrs. Mary E., of Truro Nova Scotia wrote in 1892 re her father Abraham LIVINGSTON who went away about forty years ago to the goldmines in Victoria.  He was believed dead, but someone has recently seen him in Melbourne.  8 pages. List 2.

BARNES, Mrs. Mary of New York City wrote in 1901 re her relative Mrs. Anna CRAWFORD of Melbourne, whom she hasn’t heard from since 1896.  7 pages List 4

BARRETT, Patrick, born Ireland c1844, sailed from there to Australia, last heard from 20 years ago.  Information sought by niece May LEHAN of San Francisco in 1899.  4 pages, List 36.

BARRON, Beatrice, of Battersea Park London wrote in 1914 re her husband John who left England in 1902.  She has two children, has never received any maintenance from him.  4 pages.

BARRY, Dennis, Newtoun, Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1904 re his cousin Thomas MARTIN, son of Catherine, who had joined the police force.  Last heard of at Coy’s Diggings in 1884.  Police found he had died, but locate mother and sister Mrs. GEYLE.  6 pages, List 49.

BARRY, Robert, left Scotland c1890 for Melbourne, formerly a draper in Liverpool.  Brother Louis, a Dublin policeman followed him.  In 1909 their sister Ellen wrote from Glasgow Scotland, seeking information.  9 pages, List 49.

BARTLETT, Miss Nellie, left her home in Stonehouse, Plymouth England in 1882.  Robert HYNE, Stonehouse, wrote in 1894 on behalf of her sister Selina.  Not found.  4 pages, List 34.

BASH, Austin, sought by relatives Miss N. Bash of Rose Hill and Mr. John Bash of Necastle on Tyne in 1913.  Arrived Melbourne c80 years ago, became wealthy; no record.  9 pages, List 29.

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BATCHELOR, John Black. Barrister and solicitor, born Scotland. Charged with theft in 1918 by Bernard Percival VOICE of Christchurch New Zealand. Arrested in Victoria. Photo and 9 pages, List 16. (See instructions re cost of reproducing photographs.)

BATEMAN, Joseph wrote from Bristol, England in 1919, re his uncle George FREEMAN, who left for the goldfields about 1862.  8 pages.

BATES, Charles P.  Police in Oakland California write in 1905 on behalf of his mother who is looking for him; he is an actor.  4 pages, List 21.

BATH, Norman, enquired for by High Commissioner’s Office, London, England in 1918, on behalf of sister Laura.  Norman left England in 1914, had lived at Brixton.  6 pages.

BATTISON, James Ogilvie.  Wrote from Cape Province, South Africa, in 1920, applying to join Vic. police force.  He is 38 yrs, an ex sgt. of police, a widower etc.  Copies of references on file. 6 pages, List 18.

BATTY, Ernest Oswald. Solicitors from Liverpool England wrote in 1908 on behalf of the next of kin of Batty, seeking details of the circumstances of his death etc. 7 pages, List 13.

BAUMRICK, Sophia, wrote from Romania wrote in 1894 re her fiancée Leopold HAUSER, a baker, who had emigrated to Melbourne some time before, but failed to answer her letters.  She is heartbroken when police report on his activities.  13 pages.  List 4.

BAWARD, Mrs. Jane of Harold’s Musical Warehouse, Calcutta India, wrote in 1901. She left goods with her friend Mrs. LAWLOR, music teacher in Footscray six months ago, and has had no reply to her letters. 4 pages, List 15.

BAYLISS, John James, sought by sister Lilian, Highbury North, London England in 1917.  Found.  6 pages, List 51.

BEALE, John, solicitor, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re George or William DICKINSON, 27 years, who used to work on the trams in Melbourne, and claimed to be a widower, with one son. Dickinson has left his client pregnant, after promising to marry her. Police find he deserted his wife and other children in 1913, and his wife has a maintenance order out for him. 6 pages, List 8.

BEALL, Mrs. Martha, formerly BURNS, widow of Sgt James Burns, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1904  seeking Joseph and Jane BAKER.  He  had been in the Victorian police force in the 1860s.  His widow found; they are sisters.  5 pages, List 42.

BEAM, Charles H., drowned off Stony Point in 1904.  U.S. Consul seeks detail; his brother was H.W. Bear, civil engineer, Jeffersson, Iowa.  5 pages, List 49.

BECKWITH, Mrs. M.A., Dunston, Gateshead, England, wrote in 1903 re her half brother William BOY, who went to Ballarat c1862 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 46.

BEDWELL, R.E. of Cafford, London England, wrote in 1914 re brother in law Charles R. HEWSON, who was in business in Cobram in 1913 and has disappeared. His aged mother is worried about him. Police report he got into financial difficulties and cleared out. 5 pages, List 7.

BEITLEY, Charles, of Erie, Pennsylvania USA, suicided in Melbourne in 1909.  In 1910 Conneaut Ohio police ask for details on behalf of unnamed niece; this goes he was known as DEITLEY.  9 pages, List 64.

BELABRE, Vivyan M de. French Consul in Melbourne in 1913 forwards letter from French Consul Belabe in Newcastle on Tyne England, regarding his son Vivyan, who left Sussexwith Thomas EADY family for Australia, without saying goodbye. He is now apparently living on a farm in Victoria with the family, and his father wants details. Found. 15 pages, List 14.

BELL, Mrs. George, wrote from Stayner, Ontario Canada in 1897 re her niece Fanny WHITTLE, now Mrs. James GRUNDY, who had two sons Samuel and William.  Police interview several Grundy families, but fail to locate the correct family.  14 pages, List 20.

BELL, James, of Greenhill, Hownam, Kelso N.B. wrote in 1892; has seen a report of the death of a William YOUNG in Victoria, described as a native of Carmunnock Lanarkshire, 2 years, engine driver.  Asks if this could be his wife’s uncle of the same name, who left Cumnock Ayrshire many years ago.  His sister Ann YOUNG or McHUTCHON is still alive.  Reply states appears to be a different person.  6 pages.  List 2.

BELL, Percy Douglas, No. 564 6th Machine Gun Co. AIF.  Sought by Miss E.M. READE, Southbourne, Hants England in 1920.  He had seduced and promised to marry her 18 year old sister F.M., who had had a child to him.  Copy of letter from him on file.  Found living with wife and children in Fitzroy.  20 pages, List 56.

BENBOW, Allen V., wrote from Balham London in 1913 re joining the Victoria police force. 3 pages, List 14.

BENDER, T.C., Adamsgade, Odense, Denmark, wrote in 1910 re old friend Lars Peterson SKOV, who owned Rose of Denmark hotel.  Relative found.  5 pages (damaged)  List 66.

BENJAMIN, Joseph Bernard, known as ‘Bob’, son of late Samuel of Toowoomba Qld, sought by U.S. Consul in 1909.  He left America c1883 and settled in Melbourne; aged about 25 years.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

BENNETT, George W., wrote from Tunbridge Wells UK in 1898 re his 19 year old daughter Kate, living with disreputable family named Irvine/Irving in Melbourne.  His brother in law is George WOOD.  Kate was due to sail back there with his wife and children, but got off the boat.  6 pages, List 25.

BENNETT, John, Senior, wrote from Ballygeary, Kilhane, Co Wexford Ireland in 1905 re his stepson George DONACHIE, who used the name John Bennett; last heard of in Melbourne, married but believed separated.  Found.  8 pages, List 44.

BENNETT, John Thomas, sought by son A.E. Bennett, Portslade by Sea near Brighton Sussex England in 1910.  J.T. was manager of a temperance hotel.  Found.  10 pages, List 65.

BENNETT, John William, Sgt in Preston Lancashire police, asks police in 1911 to find his relatives J. and Edith Jane DONALDSON nee WILLIES.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

BENNETT, Sydney Charles, 18 years, sought by uncle John R. LOGAN, Macclesfield, South Australia in 1903; he ran away from his home.  8 pages, List 46.

BENSON, Samuel, of Hobart Indiana USA, wrote in 1894.  He had seen a newspaper article ‘Heirs to a half Million’ seeking whereabouts of Samuel B. HIGGINBOTHAM, his first cousin, and formerly a lawyer of Brooklyn New York, and himself.  In 1847 his uncle Samuel BENSON, wife and two children, his aunt Evelina SHIRES and son Sam, and uncle James BENSON, arrived in Australia from Manchester England.  They were siblings of his father William.  He is convinced some relatives are trying to deprive him of his share of the estate.  7 pages, List 4.

BENTLEY, Nellie, Apperley Bridge near Broadford, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1917 re her parents who had been helped to emigrate to Victoria and were last heard of in Richmond.  Her father John was a Chelsea Pensioner; she was their eldest daughter.  Found.  4 pages, List 51.

BENTLEY, Thomas, emigrated c1868 and joined brother Simon at Ballarat.  Their brother Henry, Pallas Toomevara Ireland, asks help to contact him in 1900; he was born Co. Clare, 4 miles from Limerick, would now be 55 years. Found.  6 pages, List 38.

BENYON, Samuel, sought by nephew William, Lampeter Velfrey Narberth, Pembrokeshire Wales, in 1904.  He ran away with he was about sixteen, joined army.  Would now be about 60 years old.  William’s father died over fifteen years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 32.

BERG, Arnold, of Wellington New Zealand, writes in 1907 re a young woman who is staying at his place and has recently given birth. She claims to be a Mrs. GILLIE, he believes her real name is Annie ROCHESTER, born in Inglewood Victoria, and single. He seeks confirmation, and will ask her to leave if this is the case. Local Inglewood police confirm, but say that she is respectable, she shouldn’t be hounded for a mistake, and Berg shouldn’t be told the truth. New Zealand police agree with this. 4 pages, List 10.

BERGER, Gus, real name August SOHLBERG, Swede, arrived 1894 from Chicago, c32 years.  Relative Edward STEELE writes from Wonthaggi in 1895, he has gone missing, and Steele thinks a skeleton found on Elwood beach may be him.  Not found.  12 pages, List 29.

BERRY, F.W.T.  Information sought in 1909 by father T.A., Hay Dealer, Alden, New York.  Wife located.  7 pages, List 61.

BERTRAM, Mrs. Clara. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1907, enclosing a letter they had received from Clara, who lived in Melbourne. She sought their help in tracing her husband Conrad Augustus Bertram, who had deserted her and their son. They state that they only deal with criminal matters, but Vic. Police take up the case and he is eventually arrested. Conrad left her in 1903 and went to W. Aust with Alice Margaret CORDWELL, and now had a daughter Elsie by her. His father is E.E. Bertram of Leadenhall St., London, his mother lives in South Kensington London, and his sister is Mrs. Fred SHORTER. 22 pages, List 13.

BETTINELLI, Daniel, of Langdon’s Hill near Daylesford, sought by Italian Consul in 1911.  6 pages, List 68.

BEVAN, Alfred, of Aldridge near Walsall, Staffs, wrote in 1912 for the address of James SARGOOD, a railway agent.  Incomplete file, 2 pages.  List 18.

BEYER, C., Warwick, England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Peter Alfred, baker, German, not heard from for some years.  Various Beyer residents interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 67.

BIBBY, Thomas William, writes from Rhyll N.W. England, on behalf of mother Margaret in 1906.  Father Thomas deserted 24 years ago.  Asks police to issue a warrant.  He is the eldest of 4 children.  File includes 2 letters from mother.  10 pages, List 29.

BIGGAR, John, accountant, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1912 re his bother Thomas, who sailed from there in 1909 as a ship’s steward, and not heard from since 1910.  6 pages, List 32.

BIGGS, Frank William, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his sister Elizabeth Mary (Bessie) WARREN, at one time with Simonsen’s Opera Co.  Married – BUCKLEY, now known as Mrs. WILLIAMS.  Found interstate under the name of VIVIAN.  7 pages, List 45.

BILES, William, sought by mother Mrs. A. Biles, Horsham, Sussex England, in 1919. He left there in 1908, when 18 years old, and worked for some time at Mt. Elephant; she hasn’t heard from him for some years. Her letter sent to Queensland police who forward it to Victoria. Not found. 7 pages, List 12.

BILLMAN, Miss R. of Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand wrote in 1909 re Thomas Robert COOKE, formerly employed in Felt Hat Mills in Wellington and Auckland, who was married to her sister.  They had heard he already had a wife and family in Melbourne.  5 pages.

BINDER, Miss Amelia of Ogden, Utah, USA, wrote in 1894 re George HEWITT who ‘is or was formerly connected with some bank there’.  6 pages, List 4A.

BINGHAM, James and son Joseph, left Cumberland England in 1852, went to Ballarat, not heard of for many years.  Information sought by Jane Isabella PECKOVER, Fern Hill, Bramley, Leeds England in 1903.  Not found.  17 pages, List 45.

BIRCH, Mrs. Florence, wrote from Essex England in 1907 re her husband William James Birch, who was shipwrecked off the coast of Dunedin, but saved and taken to Sydney.  She had last heard from him in 1906, when he was ill.  They were married in Albany WA and have 5 children.  He was supposed to be going back to England, working a ship, but never arrived.  His brother is Richard and his nephew James is in the Victorian police force.  She writes again subsequently, has heard he is living with Alma KING, who keeps a hotel in Sydney.   Nephew James is asked in 1909 and says he believes he is on his way, via Calcutta.  19 pages, List 33.

BIRCH, Mrs Florence, Leyton, Essex, England, wrote in 1911 re husband William James Birch; heir eldest son is dying.  Nephews contacted, but have not seen him.  7 pages, List 68.

BIRCH, John, joined ship Damascus at Cape Town South Africa in 1907 and died on board.  His brother Frederick, Charters Towers, sought details from Victoria police; states that Thomas SMITH, from Charters Towers, was on the ship was ‘not a good character’.  Quite detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 57.

BIRD, Ivan M., Sub Lieut. R.N.V.R., H.M.T. Alice, wrote from Lemnos Island Turkey in 1916, for the address of Mrs. Edward LLOYD, nee Kathleen Budie Aves THORNE, married in Perth WA in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, List 53.

BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Ina, Kingstown, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1916 re her brother John HILLAS, 20 years, last heard of at Curdies River Siding.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

BITTERS, Robert.  Wife wrote from Liverpool England in 1902.  They were married for a month when he left as ship’s crew for Australia and hasn’t been heard from since.  He goes under the name of Peter ROBERTS or Leopold SENG, and was a German.  Not found.  6 pages, List 44.

BLACK, James William; information on sought by Chief Constable Manchester England in 1915. Black wrote to him re his wife’s family stealing £300 of his money left in a building society there 18 years ago. Records show the building society closed in 1885. Black claims his wife wrote to him two years previously, saying the money was safe. 8 pages, List 8.

BLACK, Mrs. Mary, Bootle, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband William, no heard from for 6 years; they have 4 sons.  He was a marine fireman.  Not found.  8  pages, List 56.

BLACK, Mrs Mary, Portrush, Co Antrim, Ireland, wrote in 1912 re her son Thomas; had been working at Minyip.  Not found.  6 pages, List 72.

BLACKMORE, Charles of Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1912, seeking a position in the police force.  He was aged 35 years, had served three years in the Australasian navy and gave his chest measurement and weight.  3 pages.

BLACKWELL, Henry of Cornwall England wrote in 1892 re Arthaniesus Blackwell.  About 24 years ago his father at St. Just near Lands End, had a letter from Australia, relating to money and property at Mt. Blackwood Victoria left to him by Arthaniesus Blackwell in Australia.  His father returned the letter as no relation, but Henry, the only living son, wants to revive the claim now.  Police find that a John Blackwell was at Mt. Blackwood years ago, but not there now. 6 pages.  List 2.

BLACKWELL, J.R. of Miami Florida USA wrote in 1917 re Thomas EYTON and wife Isabella Pyne. He is an old friend and hasn’t heard from them for 25 years. Eyton was previously in Montreal Canada under the name of C.J. PAGE. Sons John and Frederick and sister Eliza Jane who married Arch. DEAN are mentioned. 7 pages, List 6.

BLACKWOOD, Mrs. T. of St. Hubert’s Mission, Saskatchwan, Canada, wrote in 1920 re her nephew John Blackwood, ‘who lives on a farm near Melbourne’. Not found. 4 pages, List 16.

BLACKWOOD, Thomas, sought by sister Jane, who wrote from Sunnymead, Whitewood, N.W. Territory (Canada) in 1894.  He had a farm near Melbourne; his wife committed suicide.  Son John found.  11 pages, List 30.

BLAIR, William, Abbey Green, Jedburgh, Scotland, wrote in 1909 seeking a confidential report on his son Matthew Selby Blair, 43 years.  He had taken his family, son William Selby, 20 years, and two daughters to Melbourne in 1908; has heard he has taken to drink. Daughter Maimie contacted.  5 pages, List 61.

BLAKE, C., Blandford, UK, wrote in 1904 re Thomas STRANGE, a teacher, who was at Mooroopna some years ago; found.  4 pages, List 47.

BLASS, Mrs Rose Berney, wrote from France in 1903, seeking her husband Berney Blass MD; not found.  In 1912 she was again requesting a copy of the 1903 response, as her papers had been burnt in a fire.  6 pages, List 72.

BLATCH, Arthur, wanted for murder of Alfred WELCH at Colchester, Essex England in 1893.  In 1897 was sighted in New Zealand, and R.D. COOMBES, Chief Constable at Colchester asks Victorian police for help. Detectives identify suspicious character using name Williams and have 2 photos taken, but it is not him.  The photos are faded and unclear.  Reward poster, with photograph and description of Blatch on file, along with English Police Gazette entry on him.  14 pages, allowing for 1 page of Gazette.  List 35.

BLEAKLEY, Jane, of Brookaboro Co. Fermanagh Ireland, wrote from 1916-1918, seeking details of her brother John, who left there in 1902.  Not found.  14 pages, List 18.

BLEAKMORE, Lee, San Francisco USA, wrote in 1913 seeking beneficiaries of the will of James Stephen RUDD; John CHURCH, James WICKS and J.S. RUDD.  Stephen Boaz, son of Stephen Church is located and genealogical details given.  Rudd also located and gives detailed information.  28 pages, List 62.

BLELLOCH, David, lawyer, sought by Mrs Adelaide STANGIER, widow, Philadelphia USA in 1908. Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

BLEVINS, James, sought by John B. Blevins, Belfast, Ireland, his nephew.  He was the son of the late William of Vernersbridge, Co. Armagh, Ireland.  Left for Australia c55 years ago, would be about 75 yeasr old.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

BLIGH, William, sought by son Charles Martyn Bligh, who wrote from Chicago in 1896.   He left his wife Eliza nee Martyn and two children Charles and Lizzie in Cornwall c1862 and came to Australia.  He knows William has a wife and family.  William found in Ballarat; his daughter had just died.  He says he will write to his son, which he does, and Charles writes and thanks police for finding him.  11 pages, List 34.

BLIGHT, Mr. J.R., of Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall England wrote in 1905 re Mrs. Catherine ANDREWS of Ballarat East, who was entitled to some money from the sale of property in Cornwall.  3 pages, List 1.

BLOTT, Algernon H., Elizabeth, Leonard, Frank and Gladys, sought by G.A. PENSHAW, Victoria Park Manchester England in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, 2 damaged.  List 70.

BLOUNT, William (or STEVENS)  actor.  Wife in U.K. asks police to find him and provide details.  He is found to have married  Flora CAMPBELL (index states Charlotte Elvira Campbell) in 1892; wife is going to sue for divorce.  List 19.

BLUNDELL, John/Richard, identified as person who drowned in the Yarra in 1911;  a former seaman, c40 years.  British police interview his wife Julia, Salford, England, who states she left him through his ill-treatment, and he changed his name from Richard to John.  His merchant seaman discharge book on file, in poor condition, 13 pages.  15 pages in file, List 67.

BLYTH, Mrs. M. of Berea Johannesburg South Africa wrote in 1920 re her sister Mrs. Kate COLLIER of St. Kilda.  4 pages.

BOAM, William John, James and Elizabeth, sought by Mrs A. SPINNEMAN, Los Angeles USA in 1911.  They left Derbyshire England some yeasr ago; a sister Mary would like to find them.  7 pages, List 69.

BOLAND, James Patrick, sought by sister Mary MINOGHAN, Brighton Park, Chicago USA in 1895.  He left many yeas ago; two uncles named MALONE mentioned.  2 pages, List 28.

BOLINGBROIKE, Lewis, died 1911, intestate.  In 1912 his brother John J., Stockport, England, wrote querying delay in distribution of the estate.  Informed of death by James HARRINGTON of Kyneton.  14 pages, List 71.

BOLTON, Henry, Nag’s Head, Chorlton at Medlock, Manchester, wrote in 2904 re his sister and brother in law Mr and Mrs E. HONEY.  Found.  4 pages, List 47.

BOLTON, Walter H., recently arrived in New Zealand from England, employed solicitors in 1902 to arrange bank draft for nephew John BOLTON, living near Ballarat.  John was found in prison in Melbourne, but wished it kept secret from his uncle.  16 pages.

BOOTH, Charled Edward Nelson.  Arrived in 1895 with wife Anne.  Her mother Mrs. Jane GRIFFITH of Manchester wrote, alleging cruelty towards his wife.  He was divorced, a hawker and pugilist.  Photo on file shows him in boxing gear and heavily tattooed.  Wife writes asking for matter to be dropped.  Further letter from mother in 1897, has heard nothing from daughter for 6 months, but has had abusive letters from him.  He was also known as Charles NELSON.  18 pages, List 25.  Wife Hannah E., wrote from Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne in 1908; she had 4 children to him, two born in Australia, Annie Leonara and Doris Winifred.  He had fled England and was joined in Australia by Minnie TAYLOR and her two children.  Found living with Taylor.  9 pages, List 58. CONNECTION FOUND

BOOTY, Alfred, of East Ham, Essex England, wrote in 1914, re uncle Elijah. Police report his death and locate son. 6 pages, List 7.

BORASH, Leon, location sought by J.L. KEIDANSKY, Odessa, Russia, in 1912, believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

BORCHARDT, Mrs. Max, sought by sister Minnie EASTBURG of Galesburg, Ill., USA in 1897.  Last heard from in Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 35.

BORCHARDT, Max, sought by brother in law M.J. GRIMES, Newark, Ohio USA, in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 56.

BOSISTO, John Lazenby of London England wrote in 1899.  He had heard of the death of Joseph Bosisto, is the son of his eldest brother, seeks detail of his estate.  7 pages, one torn, List 20.

BOUTAGY, Najeb Seraphim.  Left his home in Jaffa Palestine in 1900; sought by S.S. Boutagy in 1904.  Found.  7 pages, List 22.

BOUGHTON, Clara, wrote from Aylsham, Norfolk England in 1894 re her husband Alfred,  hasn’t heard from him.  She has two sons, 8 and 9 years, dependent on her.  Found.  9 pages, List 30.

BOWDEN, Joseph of Brooklyn New York, wrote in 1913 re his ‘father’s father’s brother John BOWDEN’ who was born in Cornwall in 1815 and went to Aust c1852 and died there. He was looking for a share in his estate. 4 pages, List 15.

BOWDEN, William Low Fell,